FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
I haven't heard about any incidents at SBA but nearby at Santa Ynez Airport (KIZA) a Piper Comanche had a gear problem and landed on its belly today. Santa Barbara County Fire responded so some news reports may have the location wrong.
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OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
There was an ATCSCC message out for an incident at SBA earlier this afternoon, but another messages saying ops were back to normal came out with 5-10 minutes, so whatever it was wasn't a terribly major deal...
DFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1438 times:
A small aircraft had a landing gear collapse. The main runway was taken out of use for some time. The shorter runway was not affected, but that inhibited airline traffic as it is just over 4000ft. AA Eagle canceled a couple of LAX-SBA flights and the DFW-SBA CRJ (AA 3493) diverted to LAX.
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29208 posts, RR: 73
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Quoting DFW13L (Reply 4): A small aircraft had a landing gear collapse.
It sure as hell wasn't small for SBA, it was a Falcon 900.
Anyway, my uncle at SBA ATCT called me to tell me about the incident and it has been a mess for SBA. The Falcon ended up in the swamp at the end of the main runway (7/25), which also happens to be the only runway with an ILS. Last I heard, the aircraft is still stuck there, but no one on the plane was hurt. That is rather important because SBA has had cloud cover all day, which means very few aircraft have been able to land, let alone all the take off issues for RJs going anywhere of any measurable distance.
Apparently the plane never even hit V1, which screams gear collapse as there is no way the plane was too heavy.
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