Saturday, February 27, 2021

Zenith Zodiac CH 601 HD, N2614: Accident occurred February 27, 2021 at Buchan Airport (X36), Englewood, Sarasota 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: Englewood, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA145
Date & Time: February 27, 2021, 10:30 Local
Registration: N2614
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Registration: N2614
Model/Series: ZENITH 601 HD 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
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: 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.990081,-82.374018  

SARASOTA, Florida (WWSB) - A small aircraft made a hard-landing this morning at the Buchan Airport in Englewood.

It happened around 10:40 am. ABC7 has learned that the incident involved a Zenair CH 601 Zodiac.

According to Gary Spraggins with the Buchan Airport, emergency crews were called to the scene as a precautionary measure.

Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident and the aircraft did not sustain major damage during the abrupt landing at the airfield.

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