Friday, September 11, 2020

Van's RV-6A, N196DJ: Incident occurred September 11, 2020 on Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Florida

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

Aircraft made a forced landing on the beach for unknown reasons.

Date: 11-SEP-20
Time: 13:14:00Z
Regis#: N196DJ
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91


One person was taken to the hospital after an experimental aircraft crashed in Melbourne Beach Friday morning, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. 

Emergency responders arrived at the beach near Cove Road and State Road A1A around 9:30 a.m. to find the airplane flipped upside down on the beach. 

Of the two people inside the plane, one was taken to a local hospital with injuries while the other declined to be treated. 

The exact cause of the crash and nature of the person's injuries were not immediately known. 

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