Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros, N49MH: Accident occurred October 25, 2019 at Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft landed and went off runway and struck a fence.

https://registry.faa.gov/N49MH

Date: 25-OCT-19
Time: 19:33:00Z
Regis#: N49MH
Aircraft Make: AERO VODOCHODY
Aircraft Model: L39
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BOULDER CITY
State: NEVADA

An jet flown by a former Hungarian Air Force fighter pilot ran off the runway at the Boulder City Municipal Airport on Friday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in an email the aircraft crashed under “unknown circumstances.”

Preliminary reports indicate that the L-39 airplane crashed after landing at the airport, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email. The aircraft, which sustained minor damage, ran off the runway and struck a perimeter fence.

The FAA said the aircraft is registered to Istvan Kalmar. Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Kalmar said, “The brake overheated … and it made the runway short.”

He said the aircraft ran off the runway and “badly pushed a fence over” but that “nobody even had a scratch.”

Kenitzer said local authorities reported that two people were onboard.

The L-39 is a single-engine military aircraft designed and manufactured by Aero Vodochody for the Czechoslovakian Air Force, according to airforce-technology.com. It was the first airplane to be powered by turbofan engines. There are numerous variations of the jet, which is generally used as a training aircraft for military pilots.

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

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