Saturday, April 1, 2017

Icon A5, N672BA, Icon Aircraft Inc: Accident occurred April 01, 2017 in Atlantic Ocean off Biscayne National Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Icon Aircraft Inc:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hollywood, Florida 

Aircraft lost control on landing and right wing broke off.

Date: 01-APR-17
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N672BA
Aircraft Make: ICON
Aircraft Model: A5
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A small plane made a water landing in South Miami-Dade, Saturday afternoon.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the Icon A5 aircraft landed in the area of Biscayne National Park with two male occupants on board.

A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat was requested to assist Florida Fish and Wildlife and park officials.

When crews arrived, they found the men sitting on the wings of the mostly submerged plane. They were not injured.


Anonymous said...

Salt water .... take it to the junkyard!

Anonymous said...

Icon's facebook posting says a hard water landing resulted in a hull breach, and subsequent submerging. They suggest pilot error.

Martin Haisman said...

Any accident has to be reported to the NTSB or FAA. I can't find any NTSB preliminary report and it is a bit suspicious the aircraft has been spirited away to their facilities and broadcast already a hard landing without full investigation.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of Information Act = Request accident report status with the Flight Standards District Office. Also, the local news media outlets can investigate with FOIA.

Anonymous said...

Icon touts their airplanes for (mostly) wealthy, non-pilot, sports-car-lover types who want a flying toy that's easy and safe. That doesn't mean it's impossible to crash one!

Anonymous said...

Suspicious . . . . . .

Hates the Icon company said...

"While it probably IS pilot error, I find it tasteless and tacky for an aircraft manufacturer and CEO to point the finger so quickly. I'm becoming less impressed with this company each day. When I owned an Eclipse Jet, I always said that I loved the aircraft and hated the company. I'm afraid I might be feeling a bit of deja vu. -Icon position holder" -

Anonymous said...

Not a single mention (on the Icon Facebook page) of FAA and/or NTSB doing an investigation. Most, if not all, reputable aircraft manufacturers will state, let the NTSB and FAA investigators do their work. Not so with Icon. Icon took it upon themselves to "the situation is still under review by ICON, initial information suggests pilot error". Something really, really stinks about this company. Suspicious? Yes, extremely suspicious.

During flight operations in Miami, Florida this Saturday, 1 April, one of our A5s experienced an extremely hard landing that resulted in hull damage that caused the aircraft to take on water. Both the pilot and passenger were uninjured. While the aircraft subsequently submerged up to the wings, it remained afloat and was towed approximately 8 miles to a marina where it was loaded onto an A5 trailer and transported back to ICON. While the situation is still under review by ICON, initial information suggests pilot error.

Bob Crow said...

It make no sense to issue a statement of blame so early after a crash...all mature aviation companies know this, ICON needs to be careful with their tactics or they could lose consumer confidence.

Anonymous said...

I am not defending Icon at all, but perhaps the pilot told them he made a hard landing?

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure it remained afloat. Those waters on the bayside of key largo are often less than 6 feet deep.