Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ercoupe 415-C, N3437H: Accident occurred February 25, 2020 at Torrance Municipal Airport / Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft made an emergency landing on taxiway and collided with N1033X and N7265R (neither intended for flight).

Date: 25-FEB-20
Time: 20:32:00Z
Regis#: N3437H
Aircraft Make: ERCOUPE
Aircraft Model: 415
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A plane crashed into two parked aircraft along the taxiway of a Torrance airport Tuesday afternoon, and all three sustained damage officials said.

The incident unfolded about 12:15 p.m. at Zamperini Field, 3301 Airport Drive.

The pilot of a single-engine Ercoupe 415-C made an emergency landing on a taxiway while performing touch-and-goes when it crashed into two unoccupied parked planes, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor told KTLA.

The two other planes were described as being Piper PA28 and a Cessna 206.

Two people in the Ercoupe when it crashed, but it is unclear if they were injured.

All three planes sustained damage during the incident, one of which had its tail partially torn off, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Several planes remained on the taxiway after the incident, the video showed.

Original article can be found here ➤

1 comment:

  1. Looks like he had a partial power engine fail, landed across runway on taxiway, and forgot to cut the mixture and forgot to turn more to the right to avoid hitting those 2 airplanes. Another klutz produceing problems.