Saturday, July 7, 2018

Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III, N294AB: Accident occurred July 07, 2018 in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Made a forced landing in a field.

L Clayton Burgess Public Limited Company
http://registry.faa.gov/N294AB


Date: 07-JUL-18
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N294AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 34 220T
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GULF SHORES
State: ALABAMA



ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -    The owner of the plane that crashed in Alabama yesterday is L. Clayton Burgess, of Lafayette, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials say five people were on board at the time of the crash. All of them survived. 

Orange Beach Assistant Police Chief Steven Brown says four of the five people are from Lafayette, and one person is from St. Martinville. 

Their identities have not been released.

A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration says a Piper PA-34-220T Seneca IIIt made a forced landing in a heavily wooded area about 1 mile north of the Gulf Shores toll bridge around 9 a.m. 

First responders arrived at 9:22 a.m. and located the pilot and passengers walking in the woods. 

All were okay with the exception of some minor scrapes and bruises, Brown says. 

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate and determine if the event was an incident or accident, depending on the extent of damage to the aircraft.  

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


ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) -  A small plane crashed east of the Foley Beach Express in Baldwin County Saturday morning.

No one was killed or seriously hurt, officials say.

According to officials, Orange Beach police and fire departments responded to reports of a crashed plane at about 9:22 a.m. The crash site was located in a wooded area north of The Wharf and east of the Foley Beach Express.

The pilot and passengers from the plane were found walking in the woods near the crash site, with no apparent injuries except for some minor scrapes and bruises, reports the Orange Beach Police Department.

The pilot and passengers are from out of state and were flying in for a golf outing, Orange Beach Police say.

Federal authorities were en route to investigate the cause of the crash.

Orange Beach Asst. Police Chief Steve Brown said the crash site is in woods that are "extremely thick and difficult to get through."

"The FAA is currently handling this crash, and I will defer any comments as to the cause of the crash to them," Brown said.

Aerial video footage shot by Pamela and David Walter, who were flying over the crash site Saturday morning, shows wreckage of the airplane in a wooded area.

FOX10 News also has published a slideshow of crash site photography by Orange Beach PD's Brown, showing wreckage strewn through the woods and hanging from trees. Some trees have been stripped of bark and limbs, but the fuselage of the airplane appears intact in the photos. Other parts of the aircraft appear to be sheared off.

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox10tv.com









Approximately 9:22 am Orange Beach Police Department and Fire responded to a reported plane crash.

The crash was reported as north of the Wharf and east of the Foley Beach Express.

The crash site is located in a heavily wooded area approximately 500 yards east of the FBX. 

Personnel arriving located the pilot and passengers walking in the woods and were ok with the exception of some minor scrapes and bruises.

There were no serious injuries or fatalities.

The pilot and passengers are from out of state and flying in for a golf outing. 

Federal authorities are en route to investigate the crash. 


Orange Beach, Ala. (WKRG) -   According to Orange Beach Police Chief Joe Fierro says, one pilot and four passengers were on board the plane. 

Fierro says no one was seriously injured in the crash. One person has minor injuries. 

The following is a press release from Assistant Chief of Police, Steve Brown:

Approximately 9:22 am Orange Beach PD and Fire responded to a reported plane. The crash was reported as north of the Wharf and east of the Foley Beach Express. The crash site is located in a heavily wooded area approximately 500 yards east of the FBX. Personnel arriving located the pilot and passengers walking in the woods and were ok with the exception of some minor scrapes and bruises. There were no serious injuries or fatalities. The pilot and passengers are from out of state and flying in for a golf outing. Federal authorities are enroute to investigate the crash. 

According to local officials in south Baldwin County, there are reports that a plane went down in Orange Beach Saturday morning.

It is believed it happened north of the Intracoastal Canal near Roscoe Road. Crews with Orange Beach are responding.

At this time it is not clear if anyone has been hurt or how many people may have been on board. 

Story and video ➤ https://www.wkrg.com




A pilot and passengers suffered only minor scrapes and bruises when a plane crashed this morning in Orange Beach, authorities said.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene just east of the Foley Beach Express at 9:22 a.m. The heavily wooded area is north of the Wharf, police said.

The pilot and passengers were found walking in the woods, said Steve Brown, assistant chief of Orange Beach police.

"There were no serious injuries or fatalities," Brown said in a news release. "The pilot and passengers are from out of state and flying in for a golf outing."

Brown said federal authorities will take over the crash investigation.

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

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

as I recall, the Seneca III had about a 1300 pound useful load. Let's see, 5 guys, golf clubs, luggage. Doesn't leave a lot of room for fuel. I wonder?

Anonymous said...

They don't usually burn when they're out of fuel which was a good thing in this case as all survived. Looks like heavy rain in the one pic so I wonder if weather was a factor? Very lucky no serious injuries as shredded as that plane was!

Anonymous said...

1538 lbs seneca 3

D Naumann said...

The aircraft's gross weight was increased to 4,750 lb (2,155 kg) for takeoff and 4,513 lb (2,047 kg) for landing.[6] A typical Seneca III with air conditioning and deicing equipment has a useful load of 1,377 lb (625 kg).[9]

This one had at least deice (see boot on vertical stab)and probably air as well.