Apparently Gerald went off the end into the ocean. Pilot and passenger uninjured.

On September 1, 2017, about 1236 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Velocity SUV, N753GK, was substantially damaged while attempting to land at Albert Whitted Airport (SPG), St. Petersburg, Florida. The private pilot and the passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private company and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. No flight plan was filed for the flight that departed the Sebastian Municipal Airport (X26), Sebastian, Florida.

The pilot stated that he was aware of cranes near the approach end of the runway 18 and made sure he was high enough to clear them. He said the approach to land was steeper and faster than normal. The airplane landed long and in instead of going around, the pilot continued with the landing. The airplane went off the runway and into the Atlantic Ocean, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. His last Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third-class medical was issued on December 5, 2011. At that time, he reported a total of 500 flight hours.
Weather reported at the airport at 1253, was wind from 170° at 8 knots, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 3,200 ft, temperature 32°C, dew point 25°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.02 inches of mercury.

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Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Saturday July 1st, 2017 at 6:46 PM

Categories: Accidents
Tags: 2017 Accident FL Kerr N753GK Non-Fatal St. Petersburg SUV Velocity

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