Saturday, March 26, 2016

Beech 35-C33 Debonair, N2781T, Taylor Aero LLC: Incident occurred March 26, 2016 near Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

Date: 26-MAR-16 
Time: 19:52:00Z
Regis#: N2781T
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Florida


Taylor Aero LLC:

There was plenty of high drama Saturday afternoon in North Naples, as a small plane in trouble led people to call 911. 

Witnesses saw a plane in distress above Immokalee Road — a busy thoroughfare — shortly before 4 p.m. and contacted Collier County emergency dispatchers. They in turn informed sheriff’s deputies on the road.

Nathan Jones, the pilot, reported he was having engine trouble, said Krista Williamson, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Jones managed to carefully bring the aircraft down just after 4 p.m., along Logan Boulevard, north of Saturnia Grande Drive, which is just south of Immokalee Road.

“He did a phenomenal job landing the plane,” she said. 

None of the four aboard the plane was injured. A car driving by clipped the wing but no one was injured in that vehicle, Williamson said.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit planned to investigate the crash, Williamson said.

Logan Boulevard was closed from Vanderbilt Beach Road to the south and Immokalee Road to the north for less than an hour. Periodic lane closers later in the evening snarled traffic a bit, as crews began moving the airplane around 7:15 p.m.

The four-seat 1967 Beechcraft Bonanza fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft left LaGrange, Georgia, bound for Naples Municipal Airport at 12:31 p.m. Saturday, stated information on, an airplane tracking website. The website had the aircraft arriving in Naples at 4:05 p.m.

The airplane is owned by Taylor Aero LLC in Lewes, Delaware. The corporation was issued registration for the Beechcraft in January 2014, information showed.

Williamson said she had little information about Jones, other than he’s not from Naples. The names of the three plane passengers remained unavailable Saturday night.

Original article can be found here:

A plane made a hard landing on a North Naples street Saturday afternoon.

Collier deputies say it happened on Logan Boulevard N. at Saturnia Grande after the plane experienced engine trouble.

A family of four was onboard the Beechcraft Debonair. There were no injuries.

The FAA and NTSB will be notified.

One neighbor called it a success story.

"The plane in one piece. Five people walking away from it. Stopping before power lines. That's a pretty nice story," said Daniel Stewart, who lives nearby and also happens to be a commercial pilot.

After the plane landed, a car coming down Logan Blvd. clipped the wing. No one inside the car was injured.

Story and video:

No one was injured after the plane landed on Logan Boulevard at Saturnia Grande Drive, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet posted to Twitter.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is warning drivers to expect traffic delays.

The single-engine plane was scheduled to arrive at Naples Municipal Airport after 4 p.m. It took off from LaGrange Callaway Airport in LaGrange, Georgia at 12:31 p.m., according to Flightaware, a plane tracking website.

Krista Williamson, spokeswoman for the Collier County Sheriff's Office, said four people were on board the Beechcraft Debonair airplane.

"They started to have some engine trouble," she said "And the pilot very neatly started to land the plane."

Drivers should be aware the road will be closed for hours. Shortly after the plane landed, a vehicle clipped its wing, she said. No one was injured in that incident.

"I'm sure they're all shaken up," she said.

Original article can be found here:

NAPLES, Fla. – A small plane force landed onto Logan Boulevard at Saturnia Grande Drive Saturday afternoon, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said.

The plane was having engine trouble when it landed, the department said in a video on its Periscope account.

The plane’s landing gear was not deployed as it landed on the street.

None of the four passengers were injured.

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