Friday, February 09, 2018

ICON Aircraft

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SANIBEL, Florida- A small plane made an emergency landing in the Gulf of Mexico near the Sanibel Lighthouse on Friday.

The plane started taking on water and an emergency rescue had to be made.

This is the second plane to be stuck in the water Friday. 

A rental plane landed earlier in San Carlos Bay due to mechanical failure, but no one was injured during the landing.

The pilot was towed to shore by a boater, and the owner of the rental plane came from Tampa Bay to help with repair.

The plane stuck near the Sanibel Lighthouse was on the way to repair the plane that was originally stuck in San Carlos Bay.

No fuel leaked into the water and the incident has been turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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A plane wound up having to be towed out of San Carlos Bay Friday afternoon.

After successfully landing the ICON A5 amphibious light-sport plane it started taking on water and was unable to take off again.

The plane was towed by a boater into the beach area near the Sanibel fishing pier, surprising many beach goers.

The owner is on the way from Tampa to repair the disabled plane. There is no fuel leakage and no injuries.

A plane that arrived to help tow the disabled plane back to shore reportedly got stuck in shallow water as well.

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SANIBEL, Florida  -- An ICON A5 plane was seen sitting in the shallow waters off the tip of Sanibel Island Friday.

The plane came down off Lighthouse Beach Park.

Boats from several agencies, including Sanibel Police and the U.S. Coast Guard, responded to the scene.

There were no injuries reported.

Crews are working to pump water out of the plane so it can be removed.

The ICON A5, an amphibious light-sport aircraft that made its debut in 2014.  That's the same type of aircraft the former pitcher Roy Halladay fatally crashed last November.

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  1. What a piece of crap! Don't purchase one of these lemon's

  2. "For Sale Price $489,000" Made in Mexico (shithole)

    A New Year, new ICON aircraft crashes, accidents, fatalities, incidents, cover ups/oops, etc, etc...

    Grab your popcorn, on your mark, get set, go!

  3. Don’t be so hard on the Icon, fellas. I’m sure they will update the planes’ color scheme in no time at all. Problem solved! The press will love it.

  4. Icon A5 is a fine plane for what it is meant to do: Low performance flying around sightseeing and landing in small airports for $100 burgers or flat bodies of water.

    As far as here it was a simple engine failure and lucky it is amphibious as it can use the whole of the Gulf as a landing pad vs. a land only plane.

    The Cirrus SR22 had a far casualty rate after its inception... I read a stat once that in 2006 almost 5% of all SR22s sold since 2001 were involved in fatal crashes.

  5. Glorified WaveRunner with wings, A toy plane IMHO. For what one of these cost, you could buy a nice,used legacy aircraft like a Piper,Cessna,Beechcraft or Mooney that are tried & true in the hands of a capable pilot. Just saying.