Tuesday, April 29, 2014

St. Lucie County International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

No injuries reported after plane crashes at St. Lucie County International Airport

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Engine trouble during a training flight led to a rough emergency landing for a flight instructor and his student Tuesday, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said.

Neither the pilot, Lloyd Goodsen, 48, of Sebastian, nor his student, Marcus Goli, 20, of Duxbury, Massachusetts, were injured during the emergency landing just short of a runway at St. Lucie International Airport, officials said. The landing, about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, damaged the front landing gear.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

Goodsen is an instructor for Aviation College, based at the airport. He was flying a twin-engine Beechcraft Duchess plane — owned by the college — and was teaching Goli how to pilot the aircraft with just one engine, the Sheriff’s Office said. When he tried to restart the disabled engine, it failed, deputies said.

The plane came just 15 feet short of an unused runway as Goodsen made the emergency landing.

Paramedics from the St. Lucie County Fire District responded to the scene, but both Goodsen and Goli declined treatment, spokesman Catherine Chaney said.

Source:    http://www.tcpalm.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- No one was injured when a plane made a forced landing at St. Lucie International Airport, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office. 

On board were Lloyd G. Goodsen, 48, of Sebastian, a pilot/instructor and student Marcus A. Goli, 20, of Duxbury, Mass.

Goodsen was illustrating how to fly the plane with one engine disabled in windy conditions, according to the sheriff's office.  After disabling one engine, Goodsen was unable to re-start the engine and tried to land on a runway that was not currently in use but he came up 15 feet short, the sheriff's office said. The propeller hit the ground and the front landing gear was damaged.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and is sending an investigator from Orlando, according to the sheriff's office.

Source:   http://www.wptv.com