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Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N996SB: Accident occurred October 14, 2018 at Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field (KLZU), Lawrenceville, Georgia

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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA020
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 14, 2018 in Lawrenceville, GA
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N996SB

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Made a hard landing while attempting to depart, aircraft caught fire.

Date: 14-OCT-18
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N996SB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172K
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

A flight instructor and student were involved in a single-engine plane crash Sunday at Gwinnett County Briscoe Field. According to fire officials, both people were able to exit the plane before it caught fire a little after 12:30 p.m.

The Cessna 172K Skyhawk was reportedly performing touch-and-go maneuvers at Briscoe Field for training when it experienced a hard landing. Personnel at the airport tower said no distress calls were made, but after the landing the plane caught fire.

Fire officials said the two occupants were a safe distance away from the plane when it caught fire on Runway 7.

Justin Wilson, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department, said a fire attack hose line with foam was quickly deployed to suppress the flames and bring the fire under control. Wilson said that after the fire was completely extinguished, members of the Hazardous Materials Response Team checked the surrounding area for any runoff concerns and found readings to be negative.

Officials said the aircraft, which reportedly operates out of Peachtree DeKalb Airport, is considered a complete loss and is awaiting a clean-up crew for removal. Wilson said one passenger was evaluated and released at the scene by paramedics and the other passenger denied any injuries.

According to officials, during the incident the Airport Authority at Briscoe Field closed the runway but other airport operations were not affected. The FAA and NTSB were notified of the incident and the aircraft was released to the Airport Authority for removal. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration is responding to evaluate the wreckage.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This accident occurred during landing. The student and instructor had done several touch and goes per eyewitnesses at KLZU.