Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Piper PA-28-140, N6764W, registered to and operated by an individual: Accident occurred March 06, 2018 near Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 
Lycoming Engines; Atlanta, Georgia 
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Edgewater, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA096
Date & Time: 03/06/2018, 1105 EST
Registration: N6764W
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On March 6, 2018, about 1105 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-140, N6764W, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while on approach to Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), Edgewater, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by an individual as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to initial witness statements to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the airplane was on the final approach leg of the traffic pattern at "low" altitudes on the previous landings while "doing pattern work."

The airplane subsequently impacted terrain about 750 ft from the threshold of runway 18.

Examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed that it impacted the ground in a nose down attitude. The top section of a tree was separated and located in the vicinity of the wreckage. In addition, there were several small branches with 45° cuts in them. The inboard section of the left wing was impact crushed aft and the left-wing tip was impact crushed. The outboard section of the right wing was impact crushed aft. The empennage was buckled and the horizontal stabilator and rudder remained undamaged. A total of 25 gallons of aviation fuel was noted in the wings during recovery.

The engine remained attached to the engine mounts. Thumb compression was attained on all four cylinders and valve train continuity was confirmed through the engine and accessories by rotating the propeller through 360° of rotation. The left and right magnetos produced spark on all ignition towers during hand rotation. The propeller remained attached to the engine and chordwise scratching was noted on the blades.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N6764W
Model/Series: PA 28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EVB, 10 ft msl
Observation Time: 1547 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots/ 15 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Edgewater, FL (X50)
Destination: Edgewater, FL (X50)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 28.986944, -80.925833 (est)

Two siblings on a private flying lesson were injured after a small plane on approach to an airport on Florida's Atlantic Coast crashed into a house on Tuesday, officials said.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. as the aircraft attempted to land at Massey Ranch Airport in Edgewater, located 17 miles south of Daytona Beach.

"I heard this terrible terrible noise, like a big crash," Dorothy O'Brien told FOX35. "I looked out my window, and I seen my carport, one of the pieces."

O'Brien said she was getting ready for a lunch date when the plane hit part of her home, but didn't sustain any injuries.

"It's just my carport, that can be replaced. I prayed, and I thank God every day, and I pray for the two kids that were in there," she said.

Friends of the pilot, 23-year-old Amrit Ramnarine, told FOX 35 that he was taking his 21-year-old sister Asha for a flying lesson.

The owner of Daytona Aviation, Ken Ali, told FOX35 that Ramnarine teaches at their flight school.

On Tuesday, he decided to take his younger sister for a private lesson, not involved with the flight school, and rented a single-engine Piper.

Ali told the television station he is asking for prayers and hoping the siblings they will make a full recovery.

Authorities said Amrit is in serious but stable condition, while Asha is in critical condition at an area hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.foxnews.com

A Trinidadian man was in serious condition and his sister in critical condition after a plane in which they were flying crashed into a house in Florida on Tuesday.

According to a report from Fox News, 23-year-old Amrit Ramnarine and his sister Asha Ramnarine, 21, were flying a small plane when the aircraft crashed around 10:00 am at a home in New Smyrna Beach, close to a runway at Massey Ranch Airpark.

Both people were taken to a nearby hospital. Amrit, a former Queen's Royal College student, was seriously injured and Asha was in critical condition, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

Nobody in the home was injured.

Friends told Fox News that Amrit was taking his sister on a flying lesson.

The owner of Daytona Aviation, Ken Ali, told FOX35 that Ramnarine teaches at their flight school.

Ramnarine was a former student of Queen's Royal College. The school urged fellow alumni to pray for the speedy recovery of the siblings in a social media post on Friday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Queen's Royal College "Old Boy" Amrit Ramnarine and his family as we hope that he and his sister speedily recover," the school said. 

Authorities said Amrit is in serious but stable condition, while Asha is in critical condition at an area hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.looptt.com

A pair of siblings were injured when the plane they were flying in crashed on approach Tuesday to Massey Ranch Airpark in Edgewater.

Amrit Ramnarine, 23, and his sister, Asha Ramnarine, 21, suffered injuries when the small airplane came crashing through some trees and landed on its nose in the backyard of 1049 Roberts Lane.

Amrit Ramnarine suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. His sister Asha Ramnarine was in critical condition and had to be flown in a helicopter to the same hospital, said sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Gant.

Emergency crews said Amrit Ramnarine suffered facial injuries and he was listed in serious condition.

Gant said it appeared the single-engine Piper airplane was coming in for a landing at nearby Massey Ranch Airpark when the plane clipped some trees and crashed at 10:03 a.m.

“They were coming in for a landing and they crashed,” a caller told a 9-1-1 dispatcher.

Another caller said a lot of people arrived at the scene to help.

“There is two people in here and they both are breathing,” another caller reported.

The caller said the airplane looks like it did a nose dive straight into the ground.

“It looks like a lady on top of a gentleman,” the 9-1-1 caller said. “The gentleman is at the bottom but he is still breathing.”

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived on scene to investigate. The investigator declined requests to talk about the crash.

Another small plane carrying two occupants crashed about 2:30 p.m. 75 miles away in Putnam County. The pilot was from Georgia and his passenger was a woman from St. Augustine. Both suffered minor injuries.

A man who lives near the Southeast Volusia crash, Tom Traska, said he was in his backyard when the aircraft went down. His property borders the mobile home lot where the airplane landed.

“I just heard the engine rev up so I looked up and I could see the plane hitting the top of the pine trees,” Traska said.

Airplanes often glide in the area approaching the airstrip to land, Traska said, as one slowly flew over the top of the pine trees above the scene of the wreck.

“It sounded like he was revving up to get more altitude,” Traska said.

Traska said he ran through his backyard to the crash scene but the occupants of the plane were already being helped.

“They were still in the plane when I went over there,” Traska said. “There was already a bunch of people around them and then the medics came and helped them out.”

Original article  ➤  http://www.news-journalonline.com

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - A small plane crashed Tuesday morning into a home in New Smyrna Beach, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.  

The Sheriff's Office reports two people, identified as  Amrit Ramnarine, 23 and his sister Asha Ramnarine, 21 were injured and transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. There were no injuries to anyone in the residence at the crash site.

Rescuers responded to the call about the crash shortly after 10 a.m. The Piper PA-28-140 crashed into a residence at 1049 Roberts Lane. The crash site was near Massey Ranch Airpark, where it appeared the plane had approached for a landing before clipping some trees and crashing.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wftv.com

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