Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N7917G: Accident occurred September 16, 2022 in Ventura, California

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22LA351

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California 

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on Ventura Beach.

Date: 16-SEP-22
Time: 23:41:00Z
Regis#: N7917G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax:  2 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

Ventura Fire Department
Incident Number:   85104   
Information Contact:    Douglas Miser, Battalion Chief
Incident Type:    Plane Crash
Date/Time of Incident:   9/16/22 at 16:50
Incident Location:   Greenock Lane
Cause:    Unknown
Injuries: (general)    No Injuries
Number of Personnel:  16 Fire, Multiple Ventura Police, 1 Ambulance, 1 EMS Supervisor
Fire Equipment:  3 Medic Engines, 1 Truck Company, 3 Battalion Chiefs
Agencies Involved:  Ventura City Fire Department, Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura Police, Sheriff, Port District Harbor Patrol, American Medical Response, State Lifeguards, State Parks

Narrative:   A  Cessna 172L Skyhawk plane carrying three souls on board departed out of Santa Paula Airport on Friday afternoon on a recreational flight. The pilot toured Carpinteria and was heading to Ojai. Approximately over the 33 freeway and Stanley Avenue, the plane suffered engine problems. The pilot radioed local air traffic control and was instructed to attempt to land at Oxnard Airport. The pilot brought the plane towards the coastline and maintained a heading downcoast. The plane gradually lost altitude and it was inevitable the plane was going to have to make an emergency landing. The pilot guided the plane near the waterline and landed approximately 100 yards up-coast of Marina Park on Pierpont beach. The plane eventually came to rest on top of the Greenock Jetty. All three occupants safely exited the plane uninjured.

Ventura Police, Ventura Fire, and State Parks arrived on scene and evaluated potential hazards and confirmed no injuries. There was a small fuel leak that was quickly contained. Ventura Police remained on scene coordinating salvage efforts and crowd control with the FAA and NTSB following up for investigation.

1 comment:

  1. Damage doesn’t look that bad considering the arresting gear that was used.