Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cessna 152, N6449P: Accident occurred February 24, 2016 near North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

NTSB Identification: ERA16LA111 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Pembrook Pines, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6449P
Injuries: 1 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On February 24, 2016, about 1615 eastern standard time, a Cessna 150, N6449P, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a road in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight which originated at North Perry Airport (HWO), Hollywood, Florida. The post-maintenance personal flight was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, the "valves were adjusted, and other maintenance" had been performed prior to the flight. After a "full preflight check," the airplane took off and the pilot flew over the airport at 1,300 feet for about 1 hour. "Everything was normal," and the pilot requested a straight-in approach to runway 19L. During the approach, about ½ mile from the runway, the pilot noted a large power reduction. The oil temperature and pressure were "normal' but the engine was "pretty much at idle." The pilot then called HWO Tower and declared an emergency, then completed the forced landing to the road, which had no people or vehicles on it.

The airplane was subsequently moved from the road and will be examined at a future date.
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - A small plane crashed into the driveway of a Hollywood home Wednesday afternoon.

The crash occurred in a neighborhood on Northwest 76th Avenue near Polk Street.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Cessna 152 was en route to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when it made an emergency landing.

The plane had taken off from North Perry Airport at 4:15 p.m., authorities said in a news conference. The pilot, identified as Randall Todd Shur, 52, of Pompano Beach, reported engine trouble during the maintenance flight.

Hollywood authorities said Shur reported the issue to the airport tower but couldn't make it back to the airport in time, so he attempted to land in the street of a neighborhood.

Sky 10 was above the scene as the tail of the plane was resting against a fence outside a home. Authorities said the plane might have struck a light pole before hitting the fence.

"I think he clipped the pole, because it might have pushed him down or something. Thank God he's alive," one witness said.

Shur was seen with a bandage wrapped around his head while speaking to police. Authorities said he was examined at the scene and treated for minor lacerations.

"He told our investigators that he did make an earnest attempt to try to land the aircraft at the airport," Jaime Hernandez with Hollywood Emergency Management said. "Unfortunately, due to engine trouble he couldn't make it. He did make a valiant attempt to try to make sure that nobody on the ground was injured. Obviously by all accounts he actually did a pretty decent job it looks like in making sure he landed the aircraft as best he could without injuring anybody on the ground."

Authorities said one person was inside the home at the time, but no injuries were reported.

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A small plane made an unexpected landing in a Hollywood driveway Wednesday afternoon, just blocks from North Perry Airport, authorities said.

The plane made the emergency landing along the 300 block of North 76th Avenue at about 4:15 p.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac.

The pilot of the Cessna 152 single-engine plane had just done maintenance work on the aircraft and left North Perry Airport on a test run before the emergency happened, according to Broward County Aviation Department spokesman Greg Meyer.

Pilot Randall Shur had been in the air for about an hour when the plane's engine appeared to be losing power a few blocks short of the runway, where he was to have landed. He communicated his emergency to the tower at North Perry Airport and sought a safe place to land.

"He had been given clearance from the tower at North Perry to come in for a landing," Meyer said. "He was No. 2 in line, but just couldn't quite make it to the airport."

Shur told reporters at the scene that from the skies, North 76th Avenue appeared to be all clear.

"I saw the road here and there was nobody on it — no traffic, no children around," said Randall, who had a bandage wrapped around his head and a little blood on his shirt. "That was my first priority, to make sure that I didn't hurt anybody's home or take anyone's life."

While trying to make the emergency landing, the plane struck a pole or tree and spun around, ultimately landing in the driveway of a home, Meyer said.

The pilot narrowly missed the home. The craft's tail sat propped atop a fence along the perimeter of the property, just feet from a pool. The impact damaged a wing and caused one of the plane's wheels to detach and bounce, wedging itself beneath the bumper of a car in a driveway on Polk Street, Meyer said.

No one at the home where the plane made the emergency landing was available for comment Wednesday evening.

Shur, the sole occupant of the plane, said he had a cut on his head that required stitches but declined to go to the hospital. He has been flying for 25 years, he said.

"I did what I could to get it down and walk away from it," he said. "Any landing that you walk away from is a good landing."

The plane was put on a flatbed and hauled to the airport.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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