Monday, October 12, 2020

North American Navion, N8698H: Accident occurred October 11, 2020 at Airport Manatee (48X), Palmetto, Manatee County, Florida

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida


Location: Palmetto, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA017
Date & Time: October 11, 2020, 13:30 Local 
Registration: N8698H
Aircraft: North American Navion 
Injuries: 4 None
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Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N8698H
Model/Series: Navion Aircraft 
Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 27.642939,-82.520061 (est)


PALMETTO, Florida (WWSB) - One person is taken to the hospital after a plane crashes into a hangar in Palmetto Sunday. It happened at the Airport Manatee flight strip at 14108 U.S. 41 north.

According to the North River Fire Chief, they responded to the air strip after reports of a plane crashing into a hangar while attempting to take off. Four people were inside the aircraft at the time of the crash. All got out before the airplane caught fire. One person suffered an arm injury and was taken to an area hospital.

The hangar housed six storage areas where people stored their planes and other belongings. Four of the units were burnt down, including a few airplanes. It took crews about 30 minutes to get the fire under control. The NTSB and FAA were notified and are investigating.

5 comments:

  1. Runway 07/25 at Airport Manatee Airport (Palmetto, FL) (48X)
    prevailing winds WSW @ 10 in the afternoon

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  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snR05n6wkpI

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  3. "Four people were inside the aircraft at the time of the crash. All got out before the airplane caught fire. One person suffered an arm injury and was taken to an area hospital."

    Four people inside what aircraft? According to reports this guy was a student solo pilot. Was there an occupied aircraft in the hangar or something? And I'm pretty sure we'd hear screams of others had he illegally had passengers as a student solo.

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    1. ^^Never mind person above posted a link to a 172 student solo pilot slam into a hangar on a failed takeoff attempt. Worth its own KR report!

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