Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cessna 402B, N900CR, operated by Noble Air Charter: Accident occurred October 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Noble Air Charter Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA18LA011
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 402, registration: N900CR
Injuries: 4 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 18, 2017, about 1545 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 402B, N900CR, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a street in St. Petersburg, Florida. The commercial pilot, one passenger, and two motorists sustained minor injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for flight that departed Tampa International Airport (TPA), Tampa, Florida, at 1526. The flight was destined for the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Sarasota, Florida. The flight was operated by Noble Air Charter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, about 13 minutes after departure the pilot advised the Tampa air traffic control tower that he was "fuel critical" and requested vectors for the nearest airport. The TPA tower controller provided a heading toward the Albert Whitted Airport (SPG), St. Petersburg, Florida, located about 7 miles away. The pilot reported that he had 20 minutes of fuel on board. At 1543, the pilot was given a vector to runway 4, which was at his 12 o'clock and 4 miles away. The pilot reported the airport in sight, and the TPA tower controller provided the SPG tower frequency. There were no further radio transmissions.

The airplane landed on a residential street about 2 miles from SPG, and collided with two motor vehicles.

Examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed substantial damage to both wings, the horizonal stabilizer, elevator, and nose section. Both wingtips and wing tip fuel tanks were separated from the wings. The left wing tip fuel tank exhibited minor sooting and heat damage. The left engine fuel selector was found in the left main fuel tank position, the right engine fuel selector was in the right main fuel tank position.

According to charter records obtained from the operator, the accident occurred during the third leg of a four-leg trip. The records indicated that at the start of the trip, the airplane's hour meter read 589.0 hours. At the accident scene, it read 592.6 hours.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land, and instrument airplane. His most recent first class medical certificate was issued on November 16, 2016. According to his logbook, the pilot had accrued 622 total hours of flight experience.

ST. PETERSBURG — Officials released the names of the two people aboard the plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday on a neighborhood street in south St. Petersburg.

Manuel Izquierdo, 36, piloted the Cessna 402B that landed on 18th Avenue S near 16th Street about 3:45 p.m. Izquierdo was shooting for Albert Whitted Airport, but came up short by about 1.5 miles. He was nearly perfectly aligned with Runway 7 at the airfield.

Ronald Bizick, 50, was the passenger on board. Both Izquierdo and Bizick were released from Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

After Izquierdo touched the plane down, the continued to roll into two vehicles, a Mercury Mountaineer and a Chevrolet Tahoe. Kimberley Grooms, 34, was inside the Tahoe. She, too, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Alphonsine Dean, 63, and her 3-year-old grandson were in the Mountaineer, which came to rest near the nose of the aircraft. Neither Dean nor her grandson were injured, Dean said Wednesday.

It was unclear what forced Izquierdo to attempt the emergency landing. Federal Aviation Administration officials were investigating.

Original article can be found here:

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A small plane made a crash-landing on a street in south St. Petersburg this afternoon, colliding with two vehicles on the ground in the process.

The scene is at 18th Avenue S and 16th Street S.  The view from SkyFOX showed the damaged twin-engine Cessna on the ground next to an SUV in the street.  Police say the plane struck two vehicles on the ground, sending three people to the hospital.  Their injuries were not said to be life-threatening.

Witnesses said on social media that the pilot survived, but there has been no official word. 

The plane appears to be registered to a charter company out of Opa-Locka.

The cause of the crash was not clear but a downed power pole nearby showed signs of being hit by the plane as it came down.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A small plane crashed on a road and hit multiple cars in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon.

St. Pete police and fire departments are on scene at 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South.

Two people were on the plane.

Four people overall were taken to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A small plane crashed onto a road in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:46 p.m., St. Pete Fire Rescue responded to a small plane crash at the intersection of 18th Ave. S. and 16th St.

The plane hit two vehicles and three people were transported to a local hospital.

The plane is in the roadway. Two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash and went to Bayfront.

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