Sunday, October 22, 2017

SHA Glasair, N8EL: Accident occurred October 22, 2017 at Santa Maria Public Airport (KSMX), Santa Barbara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed and went off the side of the runway.

Date: 22-OCT-17
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N8EL
Aircraft Make: SHA GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: GLASAIR
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

Authorities were called to the Santa Maria airport for a report of a small airplane crash after it went off the runway Sunday morning. 

Santa Maria Fire says rescue 61 and engine 4 responded. 

Two people were onboard the aircraft, and no injuries were reported. 

Officials say the crash was likely from landing gear failure. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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