Friday, March 16, 2018

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N9875G: Incident occurred March 13, 2018 in Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham

Aircraft landed on an access road.

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Date: 13-MAR-18
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N9875G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A Cessna 172L Skyhawk made an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon on Gulf Boulevard in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, according to a National Park Service spokesman.

Brent Everitt said the plane landed before 4 p.m. and was pulled off the roadway and into the entrance of Opal Beach located in the Santa Rosa Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Everitt said there were no injuries in the incident. A male pilot and one passenger were on board the plane, he said.

The plane was flying at 2,700 feet when the pilot attempted to do a "force stalled maneuver" and then heard a problem with the engine. After trying to correct the issue, Everitt said the pilot was forced to land in the road near the border between Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. 

Everitt said fluid was spilled on the roadway during the incident, but it's not feared to pose any danger.

"We don't believe it's a hazmat situation," Everitt said.

A National Park Service ranger responded to the incident. An NPS investigation is underway, and the agency also requested an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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