Friday, September 01, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N473ER, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Inc: Incident occurred September 01, 2017 on Crescent Beach, St. Johns County, Florida

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

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Inc

Aircraft force landed on a beach.

Date: 01-SEP-17
Time: 17:20:00Z
Regis#: N473ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University flight instructor was forced Friday afternoon to make an emergency landing on Crescent Beach just north of Flagler County.

No one was hurt and the Cessna 172 training aircraft was not damaged.

“He was headed to Daytona Beach at the time of the malfunction and was able to avoid beachgoers and landed roughly a half-mile north of the Crescent Beach access ramp,” said James Roddey, a university spokesman. The school, in an email, did not provide the pilot’s name.

Ken Byrnes, chair of the Flight Department said: “The pilot did a great job in this emergency situation.”

A post on the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Facebook page said the cause of the landing was under investigation and efforts were underway to remove the plane from the beach prior to high tide.

Original article ➤

An Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University instructor on a test flight out of Daytona Beach made a safe landing Friday afternoon on Crescent Beach, according to St. Johns County Fire Rescue.

The school’s Cessna 172S NAV III was headed back to Daytona Beach when something forced the pilot to make an emergency landing, according to university spokesman James Roddey. The pilot was the only one on board and touched down on an empty stretch of hard-packed low-tide sand, then taxied to a stop about a half-mile north of the Crescent Beach access ramp, according to St. Johns Fire-Rescue.

“He did a great job in this emergency situation. He landed safely, exactly as he teaches his students,” Roddey said.

Roddey said the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused the emergency landing.

Original article can be found here ➤

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