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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240038
Last updated: 13 September 2020
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Date:14-AUG-2020
Time:17:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic LA4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N2994P
C/n / msn: 956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:North Palm Beach County Airport (F45), FL -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:North Palm Beac, FL (F45)
Destination airport:North Palm Beac, FL (F45)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 14, 2020, about 1718 eastern daylight time, a Lake LA4, N2994P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport (F45) West Palm Beach, Florida. One pilot/owner received minor injuries and another pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
According to the pilot/airplane owner, they departed F45 for a local flight. After about 1 hour and 20-minute flight, they returned to F45. During the landing rolling out on the runway the pilot opened the airplane's gull-wing door and instantly heard "a swish of air enter the cabin" followed by a flash of fire that came from the rear cabin forward. Both occupants jumped out of the airplane as it continued down the runway and into the grass. After the airplane stopped the owner ran back to the cockpit and turned off the master switch and fuel selector valve.
Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest upright in the grass next to runway 14 and a majority of the fuselage and engine were consumed by fire. All major components of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site.
The airplane and engine were recovered and retained for further examination.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200817X94904&key=1
https://www.newsbreak.com/florida/palm-beach-gardens/accident/2041199813820/plane-aflame-near-palm-beach-gardens-two-injured
https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/2-people-injured-in-aircraft-fire-at-north-county-airport/vp-BB17Z7ue
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N2994P
https://photos-e1.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/9ff59e7e0486f7f561102183738f74ddedd61ffb (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Aug-2020 10:14 gerard57 Added
15-Aug-2020 10:43 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 11:51 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
15-Aug-2020 16:21 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2020 06:30 Anon. Updated [Source]
16-Aug-2020 23:45 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Aug-2020 06:55 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
18-Aug-2020 06:37 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
26-Aug-2020 18:55 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Sep-2020 13:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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