FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ORMOND BEACH
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, NEAR ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA.
A single engine airplane carrying a flight instructor and a student pilot lost a propeller and had to make an emergency landing near a field north of Ormond Beach on Thursday morning, officials said.
Both the occupants of the airplane escaped injury, rescue workers said.
According to a dispatcher's call log, the municipal airport tower in Ormond Beach reported at 8:21 a.m. that they lost contact with the aircraft flying over dense woods after the pilot said he was going down near a field.
The flight instructor took control of the aircraft and landed it in a field three miles north of the airport and east of Interstate 95, said sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant.
Other than the propeller, there was no damage to the plane, Gant said.
The pilot and his companion were located by law enforcement officials around 8:49 a.m. and both were reported to be uninjured, dispatch records show.
Rescue and emergency works said the pilot and a passenger were alert and did not need medical attention, officials said.
Officials reported the plane tail number as N13CQ. That plane is listed on the Federal Aviation Administration registry as a single-engine Luscombe that became airworthy in 1957. The plane is owned by Ormond Aircraft Brokers of Ormond Beach, according to the FAA.
The FAA and NTSB were notified and the owner of the plane assumed control of the aircraft, Gant said.
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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in a Volusia County field after the plane lost its propeller in flight, according to officials.
There were no injuries in the incident, which was reported near 1155 Broadway Ave. near U.S. 1 and Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach, Volusia County sheriff's officials said.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the plane, carrying a flight instructor and a student pilot, lost its propeller, and the instructor took control of the aircraft and landed it safely in an open field.
There was no damage to the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were contacted about the incident.
No other details have been released.
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ORMOND BEACH, Fla. —Two people are OK after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a field near Ormond Beach on Thursday morning.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the pilot notified air traffic controllers of an engine problem before landing the Luscombe 8A aircraft off Broadway Avenue about three miles north of the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport around 8:45 a.m.
Emergency crews were able to make contact with the pilot and passenger shortly before 9 a.m. Both people are OK and most rescue units called to the scene were canceled.
Authorities said a flight instructor and student pilot were practicing takeoffs and landings at the airport at the time.
The plane suffered minor damage.