SANTA BARBARA, CA - 2/8/2016
The Santa Barbara Airport is reporting that at approximately 5:41 p.m. on February 8th a single engine Beechcraft Bonanza, N113TM took off from runway 25 and experienced engine failure at 300 feet above the runway. The pilot landed the plane in the Goleta Slough basin, experienced minor injuries, and was transported to Cottage Hospital.
Tracy Lincoln, Airport OperationsManager was on the scene immediately, along with Airport Patrol, Operation Specialists and Fire Station 8. At 6:14 p.m. the Airport was reopened with no flight delays occurring.
On February 9th, at 9:00 a.m. there will be a press conference at the Santa Barbara Airport Administration building at 601Firestone Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. Media will be briefed and escorted to the accident site.