Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Arion Lightning LS-1, N481SL: Incident occurred August 24, 2016 at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

No one was hurt after a plane crashed at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine on Wednesday afternoon.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue responded and found that there was no fire hazard.

A spokesperson for the airport said the pilot lost control of the plane due to the wind and landed in the pond.

An FAA spokesperson released the following information:

"An Arion Aircraft, LLC., experimental, amateur-built aircraft veered off Runway 13 after landing at Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, FL, at 3 pm today. The aircraft nose gear collapsed and the propeller struck the pavement. ... The FAA is investigating."

The FAA said only the pilot was on board at the time of the crash.

According to the FAA's website, the plane is registered to Steven Williamson of Jacksonville, but it is not known at this time if Williamson was flying the plane.

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