Friday, August 19, 2022

Beech F33A Bonanza, N17747: Accident occurred August 18, 2022 near Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), Louisiana

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA391

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft experienced engine issues, declared mayday and crashed into the canal short of the runway.  

Date: 18-AUG-22
Time: 13:44:00Z
Regis#: N17747
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: F33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91

Baton Rouge Fire Department -

The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a small plane crash just outside the Baton Rouge airport earlier this morning. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

The BRFD regularly trains with the Baton Rouge Airport's ARFF (aircraft rescue and firefighting) unit and other surrounding departments to prepare for incidents like this. We are glad that our training and collaboration with other agencies was able to help ensure a successful response to this incident.

Through partnerships such as these, we can provide the best possible service to the Baton Rouge community. We are grateful for the support of our partners and will continue to work together to keep our city safe.

We would like to thank The Brownfield Fire Department, Baton Rouge EMS, Baton Rouge Police Department, The Baton Rouge Constable's Office, East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office, BR Airport ARFF, and other agencies for their support and help during this incident.

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