Date & Time: Nov 25, 2017 at 1319 LT
Operator:
BelleAire
Registration:
N863RB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint Petersburg – Pensacola
MSN:
46-97213
YOM:
2005
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed runway 36 at Saint Petersburg-Clearwater Airport at 1315LT bound for Pensacola. During initial climb, the pilot reported technical problems and elected to return for a safe landing. On final, the aircraft crashed in a field located near the runway 36 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was seriously injured.