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Date:03-JUN-2020
Time:08:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic SONX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sonex Sonex
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N187PB
C/n / msn: 1187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL (KEVB), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL (KEVB)
Destination airport:New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL (KEVB)
Narrative:
The aircraft, an experimental William M. Barber built Sonex Sonex, landed short of the runway and crashed into some trees near New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), Florida.
The airplane sustained unreported but apparent substantial damage and the two people onboard were not injured.

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LiveATC radio transmissions (sourced from KEVB-Gnd-Twr-Jun-03-2020-1200Z and KEVB-Gnd-Twr-Jun-03-2020-1230Z):

12:06:04 (NSB Ground): N187PB, cross runway 11/29 echo…alpha, hold short runway 20.
12:06:14 (N187PB): 187PB, cross 11/29, alpha, hold short ???
12:06:20 (NSB Ground): Hold short runway 20. Hold short runway 20.
12:06:25 (N187PB): 187PB, hold short runway 20.

12:07:18 (NSB Ground): N187PB, runway 11…taxi via alpha, bravo, cross runway 20 at alpha.
12:07:27 (N187PB): 187PB uh taxi alpha, cross 20 to hold short at 11.

12:09:30 (N187PB): New Smyrna Beach Tower, experimental 187PB is holding short at uh 11 for a southbound departure.
12:09:39 (NSB Tower): N187PB, understood at tower, runway uh 11 at bravo cleared for takeoff.
12:09:47 (N187PB): (One) 187PB, cleared for takeoff…runway 11.

12:11:05 (NSB Tower): And N7PB, you’re gonna proceed ???

12:11:22 (N187PB): ??? for uh…(118) PB

12:29:08 (N187PB): New Smyrna Tower, this is N187PB, uh, we’re over by ???, we’d like to uh…come back and uhhh inbound with uh lima.
12:29:20 (NSB Tower): And that was N187PB?
12:29:23 (N187PB): Roger that.
12:29:24 (NSB Tower): N187PB roger, ident.
12:29:43 (NSB Tower): N187PB, I do not see your ident. Try again, please.
12:29:48 (N187PB): Yes sir, we’re tryin’ again, hold on.
12:29:57 (NSB Tower): N187PB, say altitude.
12:30:00 (N187PB): Altitude six hundred and forty.
12:30:02 (NSB Tower): N187PB roger, got the ident now, enter a right base runway 7.
12:30:09 (N187PB): Right base runway 7, that’s for 187PB.
12:30:16 (NSB Tower): 187PB, verify you’re gonna be full stop.
12:30:19 (N187PB): Full stop sir, 187PB.
12:30:21 (NSB Tower): Roger.

12:31:02 (NSB Tower): N187PB, pattern altitude eight hundred feet

12:34:41 (NSB Tower): N187PB, Daytona…er, New Smyrna?
12:34:50 (NSB Tower): Epic Air 566, go around.
12:34:53 (EPIA566): Go around, Epic Air 566
12:34:55 (NSB Tower): Epic Air 566, I had an experimental on short final and I don’t see him anymore. Do you see him out there?
12:35:01 (EPIA566): Um, I saw him on short final, I thought he was already landed because it looked like he was almost over the little pond there.
12:35:07 (NSB Tower): Same thing.
12:35:08 (EPIA566): I don’t know what happened, sorry.
12:35:12 (NSB Tower): N187PB, New Smyrna Beach Tower?
12:35:30 (NSB Tower): N187PB, Daytona, er, New Smyrna?
12:35:35 (NSB Tower): Epic Air 557, look for traffic along the…from your position of the final. I think I have an airplane…that’s, that’s down…somewhere on short final. Look for an airplane. If you spot him, let me know.
12:35:50 (EPIA557): ???

12:38:30 (N187PB): New Smyrna Tower, N187PB.
12:38:33 (NSB Tower): 187PB, Tower.
12:38:35 (N187PB): Uh, we just crashed, but we’re okay.
12:38:38 (NSB Tower): 87PB, roger, say your position.
12:38:43 (N187PB): We’re at the end of runway 7.
12:38:45 (NSB Tower): ‘kay, you’re AT the end of runway 7?
12:38:48 (N187PB): Out in the bushes.
12:38:50 (NSB Tower): ‘kay, I have emergency equipment responding now, sir. They’ll be there in just a minute. Uh, how many air people were on the airplane?
12:38:57 (N187PB): Uh…???
12:38:59 (NSB Tower): 187PB, is it just you or you and one more person?
12:39:03 (N187PB): Me and one more…one more person. We’re both okay.
12:39:05 (NSB Tower): 187PB, roger. Just stay near the aircraft if you would, but you remain clear of the area. We got emergency equipment coming out.
12:39:14 (N187PB): Uhhh, we will, we’ll remain here. 187PB.

Sources:

https://www.wftv.com/news/florida/officials-investigating-plane-crash-new-smyrna-beach/MZCFOFTCKRGYZBMGVWU24BNEFM/
https://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200603/plane-misses-new-smyrna-beach-airport-runway-lands-in-mangroves
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n187pb#249f4b3b
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=187PB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2020 14:12 gerard57 Added
03-Jun-2020 17:12 Anon. Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2020 17:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
03-Jun-2020 18:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Narrative]
04-Jun-2020 01:18 Geno Updated [Source, Damage]
05-Jun-2020 07:22 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]

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