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    Small Plane Crash at Santa Barbara Airport, No Injuries Reported

    On Friday, September 23, 2023, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the Santa Barbara Air Traffic Control Tower observed and reported a small plane crash landing at Santa Barbara Airport.

    The plane, a Piper Sport fixed-wing single-engine aircraft, was landing on Runway 15R / 33L. The front landing gear was damaged; the plane crashed and came to rest with the nose of the plane down on the runway.

    Aircraft Rescue Firefighting resources were notified by the Santa Barbara Air Traffic Control Tower and responded with the Santa Barbara Airport Patrol. Additional resources from Santa Barbara City Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, and AMR were canceled.

    The solo pilot was extricated from the aircraft with the assistance of Airport Rescue Firefighters. The pilot was evaluated by firefighters and found to be uninjured. There were no hazards and no damage was reported to the runway.

    The cause of the incident is under investigation. The airport was able to partially re-open by approximately 11:45 a.m..

    Santa Barbara City Fire Department
    Santa Barbara City Fire Departmenthttps://santabarbaraca.gov/government/departments/fire-department
    The Santa Barbara City Fire Department is committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our community through the preservation of life, property and the environment.
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