Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19
AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED AT AN INTERSECTION OF A ROAD, NEAR TAMPA, FLORIDA.
Short Notice Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N9577Y
TEMPLE TERRACE — A stalled engine forced a private pilot to make an emergency landing on N 56th Street Sunday night, police said.
Lefferts Mabie III was piloting the Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion from Pensacola International Airport to Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands, said Temple Terrace police spokesman Michael Dunn, when the plane started to experience electrical surges over the Gulf of Mexico.
Mabie, 54, of Tampa decided instead to try and land at Tampa Executive Airport, between U.S. 301 and Interstate 75, Dunn said. But Mabie had to change that plan, too.
"The engine just started sputtering and died," Mabie said.
He ended up landing in the southbound lanes of N 56th Street, just south of E Fletcher Avenue, at about 8:20 p.m., Dunn said. The plane rolled to a stop along the two-lane street near 127th Avenue and was towed to the parking lot of a nearby bowling alley until it could be hauled away.
No close calls with road traffic were reported.
The Cessna was manufactured in 1981 and the registered owner is Short Notice Inc., a Pensacola-based corporation owned by Mabie, according to Federal Aviation Administration and state records.
Mabie is an attorney with an office in Tampa, according to Florida Bar records. An assistant who answered the phone at his office Monday said he was unavailable.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are continuing to investigate.
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TEMPLE TERRACE (FOX 13) - A small plane was forced to land on the road Sunday night in Temple Terrace.
Police say the pilot landed safely at 56th and Graduate near the University of South Florida.
The pilot was the only one on board and was not hurt.
It’s unclear why the plane had to make the emergency landing.
Tampa International Airport released this statement regarding the plane landing in the roadway:
"A Cessna flying from Pensacola to Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Island they tried to divert to Tampa Executive Airport in Hillsborough County and it landed somewhere in the vicinity of USF. We understand there aren't any injuries at this time."
The FAA is investigating.
Original article can be found here: http://www.fox13news.com
TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla - A small plane made an emergency landing on a Temple Terrace road.
It happened at around 8:30p.m. Sunday. The small plane landed on the road near North 56th Street and Graduate Circle. One person was on board the aircraft and was not injured in the incident.
It is unknown why the plane made the emergency landing.
Original article can be found here: http://www.abcactionnews.com
TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (WFLA) – A small airplane made an emergency landing just after 8 pm Sunday along 56th St. in Temple Terrace.
Fortunately nobody was hurt during the incident and the aircraft did not appear to suffer any damage.
The Cessna plane came down near the intersection of Graduate Circle. The pilot walked away from the scene unscathed. No official word on why the plane went down.
Story and video: http://wfla.com