Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Lancair 360 (LNC2), N4ZQ: Fatal accident occurred March 31, 2018 in Stuart, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami

Experimental crashed into ocean under unknown circumstances.

Angier M. Ames:  http://registry.faa.gov/N4ZQ

Date: 31-MAR-18
Time: 19:43:00Z
Regis#: N4ZQ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LNC2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: STUART
State: FLORIDA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov


ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A plane crashed 20 miles east of the St. Lucie Inlet, killing the pilot and passenger Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration.

About 11:45 a.m., the Air Traffic Control Center in Miami notified the Coast Guard of a suspected downed Lancair 360 (LNC2), officials said. The pilot had told air traffic controllers he was changing course because of weather, then lost communication with them, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard crews and partner agencies found a debris field in the ocean.

The St. Lucie County Marine Unit, the Martin County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission assisted with the search.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will continue the investigation into the crash. 

The aircraft departed from Stella Maris Airport in the Bahamas, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said. 

No information was available about the identities of the people on the plane, their destination or how the crash happened. 


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.tcpalm.com



ST. LUCIE, Fla. —  The Coast Guard along with partner agencies found the remains of two people involved in a downed aircraft incident Saturday approximately 20 miles east of St. Lucie Inlet.

The Miami Air Traffic Control Center notified Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders of a suspected downed aircraft at approximately 11:45 a.m. The pilot stated to the Air Route Traffic Control Centers he was changing course for weather avoidance and shortly after, they lost communication.

Coast Guard crews and partner agencies located a debris field approximately 20 miles east of St. Lucie Inlet and the sole two occupants of the aircraft deceased.

Investigations or further inquiry into this matter will be conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board or Federal Aviation Administration.


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






ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- Two people died in a single engine airplane crash in the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 20 nautical miles east of Port St. Lucie on Saturday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Miami Air Traffic Control Center notified U.S. Coast Guard of a suspected downed aircraft at approximately 11:45 a.m.

According to the USCG, the pilot stated to the Miami Air Traffic Control Center he was changing course for weather avoidance and shortly after, they lost communication.

Coast Guard crews located a debris field about 20 miles east of the St.Lucie Inlet. The two sole occupants of the aircraft were deceased.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wptv.com

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