Saturday, February 14, 2015

Incident occurred February 13, 2015 at St. George Municipal Airport (KSGU), Utah

ST. GEORGE – An RV-6 experimental plane sustained some damage Friday night after its brakes caught fire on the runway of the St. George Municipal Airport, said Brad Kitchen, airport operations supervisor.

Referring to the pilot, Kitchen said, "He taxied onto Runway 1 and blew a brakeline."

Kitchen said the right wheel pant and the right brake assembly caught fire.

"It's probably $1,000 in damage," he said, adding, "There was no structural damage."

Two men were aboard the plane at the time, St. George Fire Chief Robert Stoker said, adding the pair got out of the aircraft unhurt.

A series of dispatch reports alerted fire crews that the blaze was just underneath the aircraft's fuel tank.

St. George Fire crews were dispatched to the airport at 8:30 p.m. The St. George Police also responded.

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