FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA360
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 2016 in Merritt Island, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65645
NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS AND STRUCK TAXIWAY SIGNS, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA.
A 36-year-old student pilot crashed upon landing at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Saturday morning, police said.
The crash happened at 9:35 a.m. as the plane made contact with the runway and drifted from the asphalt onto the grassy field and collided with an electrical sign, according to Sgt. Adam Feiner.
There were no passengers on board and the pilot, identified as Luis Castillo, of Miramar, was not harmed, Feiner said. The estimated damage to the sign and aircraft totaled nearly $15,000.
Pembroke Pines Fire-Rescue responded to the scene, and the Federal Aviation Administration was expected to resume the investigation into the crash.
Original article can be found here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com
Police and rescue crews responded to an airplane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines Saturday morning.
According to Pembroke Pines Police, a student pilot, 36-year-old Luis Castillo, was flying a Cessna 172P Skyhawk. While landing, the aircraft skidded from the runway and traveled on the air field colliding with a runway identification marker sign.
The crash caused around $4,500 of property damage to the runway sign, and around $10,000 of property damage to the plane, police say.
The Federal Aviation Administration responded to further the investigation.
Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcmiami.com