Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, N161AR: Accident occurred September 14, 2021 at Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Florida

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA21LA360

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

Aircraft landed, veered off runway, hit an embankment and flipped over in a shallow body of water. 

Date: 14-SEP-21
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N161AR
Aircraft Make: Experimental
Aircraft Model: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

EDGEWATER, Florida  — Crews from Edgewater Fire Rescue and neighboring agencies were dispatched to a reported plane crash Tuesday morning at 9:40 a.m., according to officials with the City of Edgewater.

There were reports of a small experimental aircraft upside down in a pond, investigators said.

Upon arrival, crews found two people had escaped, without injuries, from a plane that had slid off the runway at Massey Ranch Airpark and into a water-filled ditch.

Crews were still on the scene Tuesday morning to mitigate any hazards, and the cause of the incident will be under investigation by aviation authorities, officials said.

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