Engine Fire Forces Emergency Landing At Space Coast Airport

By  //  April 19, 2015

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Cessna caught fire en route to Okeechobee

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A Cessna that caught fire made an emergency landed Saturday safely at about 1 p.m. at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. (Space Coast Regional Airport Fire Department)

Titusville Fire and Emergency Services units were advised a single engine plane had engine troubles and already landed, with smoke showing from the engine compartment.

Within minutes of arrival at the airport, Titusville Fire and Emergency Services made quick work of the fire and had knockdown and fire out within five minutes.

There were three people on board. No one was injured or required treatment at the scene, according to the Titusville Fire and Emergency Services.

The Cessna’s flight originated from Savannah, Georgia and was en route to Okeechobee when the plane lost oil pressure, according to authorities.

During the emergency other planes were able to land on the second runway as the blaze was extinguished and wreckage removed.

The identity of the pilot and occupants of the aircraft have not been released.

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A Cessna 550 that caught fire while in flight made an emergency landing Saturday safely at about 1 p.m. at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville.

A Cessna 550 that caught fire while in flight made an emergency landing Saturday safely at about 1 p.m. at Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville. (Space Coast Regional Airport Fire Department)

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Titusville Fire and Emergency Services units were advised a single engine plane had engine troubles and already landed, with smoke showing from the engine compartment. Within minutes of arrival at the airport, Titusville Fire and Emergency Services made quick work of the fire and had knockdown and fire out within five minutes.

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Titusville Fire and Emergency Services units were advised a single engine plane had engine troubles and already landed, with smoke showing from the engine compartment. Within minutes of arrival at the airport, Titusville Fire and Emergency Services made quick work of the fire and had knockdown and fire out within five minutes.


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