Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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

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

Aircraft landed, veered off runway into the grass and gear collapsed. 

Ari Ben Aviator Inc

Date: 22-FEB-21
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N885AC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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