Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Piper PA-28-181 Archer TX, N885AC: Accident occurred February 22, 2021 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, 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; Orlando, Florida

Ari Ben Aviator Inc

Location: Fort Pierce, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA139
Date & Time: February 22, 2021, 09:57 Local
Registration: N885AC
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-181 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N885AC
Model/Series: PA-28-181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: FPR 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Pierce, FL (FPR)
Destination: Fort Pierce, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.497472,-80.372639 (est)

St. Lucie County Fire District

At 10:04 ARFF 216 was dispatched for a small plane with collapsed landing gear and two souls onboard. Other units were dispatched and staged nearby. The plane landed without incident and there were no injuries.

1 comment:

  1. "“Souls on board” — it is one of the most sobering phrases in aviation. Everyone from the veteran pilot and controller to the newbie passenger and casual observer understands the significance of the term intuitively. Yet its origin in aviation history is a mystery. There are plenty of theories and a few clues but no clear answers to the questions of when and why it entered the lingo.
    “That term ‘souls on board’ doesn’t ring a bell insofar as the [Air Traffic Control Manual] is concerned,” said Rod Peterson, a retired controller who researched the history of the handbook that controllers use. “However, it was something I learned ‘by legend’ in my air traffic control development.”
    The concept of counting souls on board a vessel dates back at least to the first century, with two nautical references in the Bible books of Acts and 1 Peter. But contrary to what English speakers might think today when they hear the word “soul,” the Greek word for it in those two passages didn’t have a spiritual meaning." https://danny-glover.medium.com/the-mystery-of-souls-on-board-fa8e704354c1