Thursday, March 1, 2018

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N54476: Incident occurred February 28, 2018 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami

Aircraft gear collapse on landing.

Pompano Senior Squadron Flying Club Inc

Date: 28-FEB-18
Time: 18:39:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

The plane banked to turn at high speed — but didn’t make it.

A Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six was destroyed Thursday when it experienced engine trouble and crashed into a fence at Pompano Airpark. The pilot and passenger were not injured, a city official said.

According to the pilot, the duo took off from the Airpark and the engine gave them problems once they were airborne, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said. The plane flew back to the Airpark and briefly landed, but the engine would not slow down.

“They were going 120 mph as they landed and had to go back up into the air again,” King said. “As they banked to turn, the plane crashed and landed in the perimeter fence.”

The plane lost its wings and its nose appeared to be cracked away from the fuselage, photographs showed.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue was called to the airport at 1001 NE 10th St. at around 10 a.m.

The 50-year-old male pilot and his passenger — a man, 61, who is also a pilot — survived the collision, King said.

“It was a miracle that these two did not sustain injuries,” she said. “One had flip-flops on and he only needed a Band-Aid after treatment by paramedics. They were both happy to be alive and felt grateful.”

The men are from Boca Raton but their names were not immediately available. The registered owner is the Pompano Senior Squadron Flying Club, Inc. in Boca Raton, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which said it is investigating.

“The six-passenger plane is a total loss,” King said.

It’s the second time a small plane had trouble at the airport in less than 24 hours.

On Wednesday, a single-engine plane skidded off a runway after the apparent collapse of a piece of its landing gear. No one was hurt in that crash either, King said.

Original article can be found here ➤

A small plane crashed into a fence at Pompano Beach Airpark Thursday, a day after another small plane had its landing gear collapse.

Fire Rescue officials said the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six overshot the runway at the airport at 1001 Northeast 10th Street around 10 a.m.

Footage showed the damaged plane up against the fence covered in foam, with multiple fire trucks nearby.

The 50-year-old male pilot and his 61-year-old male passenger who were on board the plane were not injured. Both pilot and passenger are from Boca Raton.

The Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six is a total loss, officials said.

On Wednesday, another small plane had its landing gear collapse on the airport's runway. No one was reportedly injured.

Original article can be found here ➤

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A plane crashed Thursday morning after missing the runway at Pompano Airpark.

According to Pompano Beach Fire Rescue, the Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six overshot the Pompano Airpark runway, located at 1001 NE 10th St. The plane then crashed into a fence, around 10 a.m.

The plane was having engine trouble shortly after take off.

“As they landed, the plane wouldn’t slow down,” said Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokesperson Sandra King. “They were going at approximately 120 miles per hour. They made a decision. There was no way they could land the plane. They tried to take off again. They ran out of runway and banked the plane, and that’s when they crashed into the fence.”

A 50-year-old male pilot and 61-year-old male passenger were on board, but officials said they were not injured.

“It’s a miracle that both of these pilots walked away with one scratch,” said King. “One of the occupants had flip flops on and was not injured. He had one Band-Aid.”

Fire rescue said the plane has been deemed a total loss.

On Wednesday afternoon, there was a similar incident at the same airport. A small plane had a rough landing and spun around.

No one was injured in that case, and there was only minimal damage to that plane.

The exact cause of Thursday’s crash is under investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤

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