Monday, September 18, 2017

Zenair STOL CH 701, N61KW, Pragway US Inc: Incident occurred September 18, 2017 in Clearwater Beach, Pinellas County, Florida

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

Aircraft force landed on a beach.

Pragway US Inc:

Date: 18-SEP-17
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N61KW
Aircraft Make: CZECH
Aircraft Model: ZENAIR CH701
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - A small kit-built plane made an emergency landing along the white sands of Clearwater Beach this afternoon.

The Czech Sport Aircraft Zenith STOL CH 701 single-engine plane, described as "experimental" by police, experienced mechanical problems and was forced to land on the beach along Sand Key.

Two people were on board.  Neither were hurt.

Police said the FAA had been notified.

"Not every day you see a plane on the beach at Sand Key," Clearwater police tweeted.

The FAA database shows the plane is registered to a company called  U.S., based out of Delaware.

Original article can be found here ➤

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