Monday, March 4, 2019

Tecnam P-2002 Sierra, N118LS: Fatal accident occurred April 08, 2019 (and) Incident occurred March 02, 2019 at Santa Fe Municipal Airport (KSAF), New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Volare LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N118LS

Date: 08-APR-19
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N118LS
Aircraft Make: COSTRUZIONI
Aircraft Model: P2002 SIERRA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA FE
State: NEW MEXICO

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. 






The pilot and passenger in a light sport aircraft (LSA) died following a Monday afternoon crash at Santa Fe Municipal Airport, New Mexico State Police said.

City officials said occupants of the aircraft, whose identities were not immediately made public, were practicing landing techniques when the plane crashed and burned on airport property shortly after 3:30 p.m.

“They were practicing, doing touch-and-goes,” airport manager Mark Baca said in a phone interview. “They were practicing landing. You come in, touch down and take off.”

The Tecnam P-2002 Sierra was destroyed by fire, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

Santa Fe Fire Department assistant Chief Carlos Nava told The New Mexican that members of a crash rescue unit stationed at the airport responded to the incident, which occurred on a secondary runway just south of a National Guard complex.

Baca said officials from the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office in Albuquerque were at the scene on Monday and that officials with the National Transportation Safety Board, which has taken over the investigation, will be at the airport on Tuesday.

State police initially said on social media that the pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft. Spokesman Mark Soriano later said two people died.

Chuck Grosvenor, an instructor with Sierra Aviation, a business based at Santa Fe airport that has a fleet of aircraft available for training and rental, said the leased aircraft was a Tecnam P-2002 Sierra.

However, he said he could not discuss any further details. “We’ve been instructed by state police not to talk while this is investigated.”

Monday’s fatal crash is the second at the airport in the past five months. In late November, Larry Nelson, 73, of Wheat Ridge, Colo., crashed just short of the runway while on a trip from Arizona to Akron, Colo. Family members believe he was making an emergency diversion to the Santa Fe airport.

Original article ➤ https://www.santafenewmexican.com

March 02, 2019:  Went off the runway into the grass.

Date: 02-MAR-19
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N118LS
Aircraft Make: COSTRUZIONI
Aircraft Model: P2002 SIERRA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA FE
State: NEW MEXICO

1 comment:

ザイツェヴ said...

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