Friday, December 1, 2017

Beech A36 Bonanza 36, N1548F, Serel Services Inc: Incident occurred November 30, 2017 at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (KAMA), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Amarillo, Texas

Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed. Went partially off right side of runway. Grass fire.

Serel Services Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N1548F  

Date: 30-NOV-17
Time: 21:53:00Z
Regis#: N1548F
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: AMARILLO
State: TEXAS



AMARILLO - The Amarillo Fire Department and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting responded to an airplane that slid off the runway at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport earlier this afternoon.

According to AFD officials, just before 4 p.m., there were reports of smoke coming from an aircraft on a runway at the airport. 

When ARFF units arrived, they say they found an aircraft nose down in the safety area next to the runway, with fire and smoke coming from the area of an engine and the grass around the aircraft.

We are told that the pilot escaped and was uninjured.

ARFF was able to extinguish the fire within minutes.

Crews at the scene say that the landing gear onboard failed during landing.

The cause of the incident is being investigated by the FAA.

Story and photo:  http://www.myhighplains.com

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