Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, N200MU and Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N5280D: Accident occurred July 13, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

N200MU Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N200MU


Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Accident Number: ERA20LA247B
Date & Time: 07/13/2020, 1146 EDT
Registration: N200MU
Aircraft: Britten Norman BN2A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On July 13, 2020, about 1146 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N5280D, and a Britten Norman BN-2A-27, N200MU, were substantially damaged when they were involved in an accident at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The pilot of the 172S and the pilot of the BN-2A-27 were not injured. The 172S was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight and the BN-2A-27 was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.


According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot of the 172S was taxiing on taxiway Charlie to runway 27 for departure. The pilot of the BN-2A-27 was taxiing on taxiway Echo and was turning left onto taxiway Charlie for a runway 27 departure. As the two airplanes reached the intersection of taxiways Echo and Charlie, the left wing of the 172S contacted the right wing and engine of the BN-2A-27.


An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the aircraft. Both aircraft sustained substantial damage. Both pilots reported that they did not observe the other airplane prior to the collision.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Britten Norman

Registration: N200MU
Model/Series: BN2A 27
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Islander Holding Ltd
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFXE, 14 ft msl
Observation Time: 1246 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4100 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None

Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.198333, -80.163056 (est)

N5280D Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N5280D

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA247A
Date & Time: 07/13/2020, 1146 EDT
Registration: N5280D
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 13, 2020, about 1146 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N5280D, and a Britten Norman BN-2A-27, N200MU, were substantially damaged when they were involved in an accident at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The pilot of the Cessna and the pilot of the Britten Norman were not injured. The Cessna was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight and the Britten Norman was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot of the Cessna was taxiing on taxiway Charlie to runway 27 for departure. The pilot of the Britten Norman was taxiing on taxiway Echo and was turning left onto taxiway Charlie for a runway 27 departure. As the two airplanes reached the intersection of taxiways Echo and Charlie, the left wing of the Cessna contacted the right wing and engine of the Britten Norman.

An FAA inspector responded to the accident site and examined the airplanes. Both airplanes sustained substantial damage. Both pilots reported that they did not observe the other airplane prior to the collision.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5280D
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 172 Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFXE, 14 ft msl
Observation Time: 1246 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4100 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.198333, -80.163056 (est)

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