Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair, N279G: Accident occurred June 30, 2019 at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD), California

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: San Bernardino, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA186
Date & Time: 06/30/2019, 1740 PDT
Registration: N279G
Aircraft: Wickliffe SHA GLASAIR
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 30, 2019, about 1740 Pacific daylight time, an SHA Glasair airplane, N279G, was destroyed in a fire prior to takeoff at San Bernardino International Airport (SBD), San Bernardino, California. The pilot and a passenger had evacuated the airplane prior to the fire, and were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated he was holding short of runway 24 and the tower cleared him for departure. As he advanced the throttle, the engine stopped producing power. He saw black smoke coming from the engine area and evacuated the airplane. After the evacuation, he observed fire that was coming from the cowling area. The airplane continued to burn until first responders showed at the scene and extinguished the fire.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Wickliffe 
Registration: N279G
Model/Series: SHA GLASAIR No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Korney Stephen
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
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Fire broke out on a small plane shortly before its landing on a runway at San Bernardino International Airport on Sunday, June 30; and no one was reported injured after firefighters on the ground extinguished the flames.

Tower personnel notified authorities that the motor of a single-engine plane had caught fire as it came in for a landing on Runway 24 at about 5:27 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman Kyle Hauducoeur said. A crew stationed at the airport and specifically trained to extinguish burning aircraft doused it in fire retardant foam and water immediately after it landed.

A second team of firefighters was requested as backup, and the fire was out by 5:31 p.m., Hauducoeur said. The pilot and one passenger of the two-seater aircraft were unharmed, he said.

Information on what might have caused the fire was not immediately released.

The incident at San Bernardino International Airport was the second downed plane that San Bernardino County firefighters dealt with on Sunday. Earlier, another single-engine plane made an emergency landing within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve in Ludlow,  Hauducoeur said.

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

Two pilots and two passengers walked away unharmed after one airplane made a crash landing in the Mojave Desert and another caught fire upon landing at San Bernardino International Airport in two separate incidents on Sunday, San Bernardino County fire officials said.

The first aircraft emergency took place just before noon near the community of Ludlow, the San Bernardino Fire Department said in a written statement.

The small, single-engine plane was heading from Needles to Chino when it suddenly lost oil pressure and stalled, “forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in an inaccessible region of the Mojave National Preserve,” the fire department said in a written statement.

The site of the crash landing was several miles from the nearest road, so a fire department H325 rescue helicopter was sent to retrieve the pilot and passenger from the triple-digit heat, officials said.

Officials responded to the second airplane mishap about 6 p.m.

An engine on a small airplane caught fire just after it landed on runway 24 at San Bernardino International Airport, fire officials said via social media.

An aircraft rescue and firefighting engine responded and quickly doused the burning aircraft with fire-retardant foam. The pilot and a passenger were unhurt.

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

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