Friday, June 30, 2017

Rand KR-2, N269HJ: Accident occurred June 30, 2017 at Baker-Sky Ranch Airport (18FD), Baker, Okaloosa County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 30-JUN-17
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N269HJ
Aircraft Model: KR2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

BAKER — A Baker man is being treated at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after his experimental aircraft crashed around 11 a.m. Friday morning short of the runway at the Sky Ranch airstrip in Baker.

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said they heard the engine sputtering prior to the crash landing. There were no reports of a fire and the pilot had pain, but no visible injuries.

The pilot was alert and conscious when transported.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.

This is the second airplane crash on the Emerald Coast in less than a week.

On Saturday, an airplane carrying an Arkansas couple crashed in Sand Hills, just north of Panama City, after it lost power for unknown reasons. That crash is still under investigation. The couple was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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