Sunday, July 21, 2019

Stoddard Hamilton GlaStar, N345BP: Accident occurred July 16, 2019 near Lompoc Airport (KLPC), Santa Barbara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

https://registry.faa.gov/N345BP

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA421
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 2019 in Lompoc, CA
Aircraft: WILLIE BENNETT Glastar, registration: N345BP

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.

Aircraft crashed in a field under unknown circumstances.

Date: 16-JUL-19
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N345BP
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: GLASTAR
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: LOMPOC
State: CALIFORNIA



LOMPOC, California

UPDATE: 1:30 A.M.

Lompoc Police along with members of the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a small plane crash. 

It happened at 9:15 p.m. near the Lompoc Airport on the 1700 block of North H Street, just a few hundred feet away from the River Edge Pet Lodge. 

Lompoc Police say the 70-year-old pilot was the only person on board as the plane went down. They say he fell short of the runway. He was able to exit the plane safely, and only sustained minor injuries, a small laceration to his hand.  

When police arrived at the scene, the pilot was already out of the plane, trying to turn off the gas valve switch. Authorities say he was on final approach to the runway when the plane crashed. 

Officer Eric Andreasen with the Lompoc Police said it was nothing short of a miracle, "He’s very lucky to walk away from this type of crash. I have a private pilot’s license and I’ve seen a lot of crashes similar to this and to walk away with just a scratch is absolutely amazing, there’s quite a bit of damage.”

Traffic on North H Street was redirected for a few hours, but the roadway has since been reopened.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were advised of the incident and will be conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Lompoc Police are at the scene of a plane crash near the airport. 

The small private plane went down about 9 p.m. Monday night on the 1700 block of H Street near the River Edge Pet Lodge.

Crews on scene say the pilot fell short of the runway.

Fire Battalion Chief Brian Federmann said the pilot was the only person aboard and was out of the aircraft when crews arrived.

The pilot did not appear to have any injuries.

Federmann also said the landing did not spark a fire or cause damage to any nearby properties.

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






A pilot suffered only a minor injury after his plane crashed Monday night in a field near the Lompoc Airport.

The small single-prop plane crashed just east of the Lompoc Airport, which is located at 1700 North H St., around 9:15 p.m.

The pilot, who was not named in an incident report from the Lompoc Police Department, was the only person on board the plane and escaped on his own with only a minor scratch to his hand.

“The pilot appears to have been on approach to land at the airport when the crash occurred,” read a portion of a statement from the Lompoc Police Department. “Other than the plane, there was no other property damage. Northbound traffic on H Street was temporarily closed but has since been reopened.”

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were advised of the incident and will conduct an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

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

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