Santa Barbara Airport begins overnight cleanup of 2019 plane crash site | Local News
Beginning April 5, Santa Barbara Airport will conduct a remediation project at the site of the 2019 C-130 jet crash landing.
International engineering and environmental services company Langan Corporation will lead the project to remove contaminated soil from the accident site without injury.
The contaminated soil will then be trucked to Kettleman City – home to a large hazardous waste facility – for disposal, while excavated areas will be backfilled with clean soil each night.
The plane crash took place on August 25, 2019 when a private C-130 oil spill disperser plane crashed into the airport’s main runway while attempting to make a landing. ’emergency.
The National Transportation Safety Board determined the crash was due to engine air duct failure.
Firefighters examine a piece of wreckage that broke away from a C-130 plane that crashed Aug. 25 at the Santa Barbara airport. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department Photo)
There were seven people on board the plane and no one was injured. The main runway was closed for 19 hours for investigation into the wreckage, resulting in the cancellation of 24 commercial flight departures and 19 arrival flights.
The cleanup effort will take place through early June, with work being carried out on airport property from midnight to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
No impact on flight operations is expected during the completion of the project, according to airport officials.
“Impacts to normally scheduled airport operations, including commercial air service, are not expected,” the City of Santa Barbara said in a news release. “Langan is working closely with the Airport Authority and (Federal Aviation Administration) to ensure safe and efficient operations throughout the project.”
FAA investigators examine the wreckage of a C-130 that crashed at Santa Barbara Airport on August 25. The NTSB determined that the failure of an engine air duct led to the crash landing. (Photo by Tom Bolton/Noozhawk)
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