Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Hawker 800XP, N86MN: Incident occurred October 07, 2019 at Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW), Fort Myers, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.



Date: 07-OCT-19
Time: 01:02:00Z
Regis#: N86MN
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: HAWKER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135

FORT MYERS, Florida - A private jet made an emergency landing at Southwest Florida International Airport Monday night. 

According to Southwest Florida International Airport spokesperson Victoria Moreland, two crew members and two passengers were on board. The plane had to be disabled and was removed from the airport. 

No one was injured. 

According to witnesses, a small jet had its nose down on the tarmac after 11 p.m. Emergency vehicles also surrounded the plane. 

Several flights into Southwest Florida International Airport were delayed and diverted to other airports due to the incident. 

Normal operations were interrupted "for approximately two hours," according to Moreland. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The plane had to be disabled and was removed from the airport. "

That paints a picture in the mind!

Appears to be a nose gear collapse instead of a 'landing gear collapse' - the latter implies failure of the main and nose gear. An argument might be made that NLG failure only is included in the phrase 'landing gear collapse' but that is hardly precise writing.

Disabling a plane that is already disabled is an odd response.
Removing it from the airport, not merely from the runway, is also odd.

Thanks to Kathryn's Report for sharing the reporting skills demonstrated by the local news. Always interesting views from there. [How often do any of them know much about their subject?]