Friday, February 19, 2021

Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six, N57014: Fatal accident occurred February 19, 2021 in Long Beach, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California 

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on the San Pedro Pier and collided with a truck.
         

Date: 19-FEB-21
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N57014
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

An investigation was scheduled to get underway Saturday into the crash of a single-engine plane into a cargo container yard at the Port of Los Angeles that killed the pilot and seriously injured a man on the ground. 

The pilot was later identified as Larry Edward Voit, according to the coroner's office. 

The crash occurred about noon Friday in the 2500 block of South Navy Way, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The plane, a Piper PA-32, struck a tractor-trailer on its way down. 

A passing driver pulled the pilot's body from the wreckage in an attempt to save him, but it was too late, officials said.

"There was a heroic truck driver that stopped his vehicle, got out and started doing CPR on the pilot," David Ortiz of the LAFD said.

It was not immediately clear what led to the crash.

The FAA confirms only the pilot was aboard the plane.

"This incident is in an isolated area of the Port of L.A. and port operations have not been impacted,'' Margaret Stewart of the LAFD said.

The man on the ground who was injured was 30 years old. The age and identity of the pilot was not immediately available.

The NTSB says the plane left Zamperini Field in Torrance about 45 minutes before the crash.

The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board, according to an FAA spokesman.







A single-engine plane crashed into a big rig Friday afternoon on Terminal Island in San Pedro, killing the pilot and injuring a man in the truck, authorities said.

The approximately 30-year-old man in the tractor trailer was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Bystanders pulled the pilot from the wreckage and provided CPR until first responders arrived, fire officials said. He was declared dead at the scene.

The Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six departed from Zamperini Field in Torrance at 11:47 a.m., National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said. It was not immediately clear where the aircraft was headed when it crashed shortly before 12:30 p.m.

Firefighters stopped the spread of fuel on the ground around the aircraft, the LAFD said. The crash occurred at the APM Terminals in the port of San Pedro.





LOS ANGELES, California (CBSLA) — At least one person was killed after a single-engine plane crashed into a big rig in San Pedro.

The crash involving a single engine plane and a semi-tractor trailer truck was reported at about noon in the 2500 block of South Navy Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

One man, the pilot, was declared dead at the scene. Fire officials say bystanders had pulled the pilot from the wreckage and tried to give him CPR until firefighters arrived.

Another man about 30 years old, who was in the truck, was taken to the hospital in grave condition.

The crash also leaked a small amount fuel on the ground, but was secured from further spread, fire officials said.

The crash happened in what fire officials described as an isolated area of the Port of Los Angeles. Port operations have not been affected.




SAN PEDRO, California (KABC) -- A small airplane crashed into a semi-truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro harbor on Friday afternoon, leaving one person dead and another hospitalized in at least serious condition, authorities said.

The incident involving the single-engine aircraft occurred about 12 p.m. in the 2500 block of Navy Way, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene, the LAFD said. That person's identity and details about the survivor were not immediately disclosed.

News video from the scene showed the wreckage of the fixed-wing aircraft near the damaged semi-truck, which did not have a trailer attached.

Authorities described the location as an isolated area of the port, adding that port operations were not affected.

The cause of the crash was unknown.





One person has died and another one is severely injured after a single engine airplane crashed into a semi-truck in San Pedro Friday afternoon, officials said.

The incident was reported around 12 p.m. by the Los Angeles Fire Department regarding a trapped vehicle and two patients, with one of them in serious condition.

At least one person was on board the plane and was “sadly beyond medical help and determined to be deceased on scene,” LAFD said in an update later.

The occupant of the semi-truck was described to be in “at least” serious condition was being transported to a hospital for treatment, LAFD said.

Authorities have not released any details about the deceased individual or the injured patient.

A small amount of fuel that the plane spilled on the ground has been secured by firefighters to prevent from further spreading.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the incident and will be involved in the investigation. 

3 comments:

  1. Sad end to what looks like an emergency landing and coming up short of his intended landing site just a few feet further to train tracks and relatively clear lot.

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  2. This quote from the above KTLA news story offers a possible insight into the cause of this crash:

    "A small amount of fuel that the plane spilled on the ground has been secured by firefighters to prevent from further spreading."

    Possible fuel exhaustion?

    That's an excellent B-roll video, shown above, apparently taken from the Fox5 News helicopter. Towards the end of the video, the propeller of the crashed airplane is clearly shown with one blade of the three-bladed prop sticking straight up and showing little damage. It looks like the pilot came very close to making it to an empty container truck staging area that appeared large enough for a relatively safe landing. As they say: "So near, yet so far".

    A real tragedy. R.I.P.

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  3. Flight track: (click "K" tab to see speeds/altitude)

    https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a75101&lat=33.753&lon=-118.357&zoom=11.6&showTrace=2021-02-19

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