Thursday, October 5, 2017

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair Super II RG, N248ST: Incident occurred October 05, 2017 near Santa Ynez Airport (KIZA), Barbara County, California

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

Aircraft shortly after takeoff, crashed into a fence.

Date: 05-OCT-17
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N248ST
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: SUPER 11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

A single-engine airplane lost power while taking off and crashed into a field just outside of the Santa Ynez Airport on Thursday morning. 

At about 10:43 a.m., Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the Santa Ynez Airport for a report of a plane that went down. When units arrived, they found a single-engine aircraft with just one pilot on board and no other passengers, according to County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni. 

The plane reportedly lost power while taking off and crashed through a barbed wire fence, ending up on a field at the west end of the airport, Zaniboni said. The pilot was able to self-extricate and suffered no injuries; however, the plane incurred some damage and had a small fuel leak. 

Crews remained on scene attempting to unload the fuel from the aircraft and stop the leak, Zaniboni added.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and will work to tow the aircraft away from the field and back into the hangar at the airport. 

Original article can be found here:

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. - No one was hurt Thursday morning after a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing near the Santa Ynez Airport.

At about 10:43 a.m., Crews with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to the Santa Ynez Airport for a report of a plane crash.

The single-engine plane had lost power while taking off from the airport and crashed through a barbed wire fence before ending up in a field on the west end of the airport, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni. The plane was reportedly 50 feet up in the air when it lost power.

The pilot was the only one on board at the time of the incident. He self-extricated from the Glasair experimental aircraft and was not hurt.

The small aircraft suffered damage and there was a small fuel leak due to the emergency landing. Fire crews worked to stop the leak.

The NTSB and the FAA were notified of the incident and are on their way to the airport. They'll be towing the plane from the field to a hangar at the Santa Ynez Airport. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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