Friday, January 18, 2019

Beechcraft Bonanza: Fatal accident occurred January 17, 2019 near Gillespie County Airport (T82), Fredericksburg, Texas

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.







FREDRICKSBURG, Texas (KXAN) — A San Antonio man died when his Beechcraft Bonanza crashed and caught fire near Kerr Road in Fredericksburg late Thursday evening.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Orlando Moreno, the Beechcraft Bonanza crash occurred at 4:50 p.m. and only one man — the pilot — was aboard. He was declared dead on arrival of first responders. 

The Federal Aviation Administration began an investigation Friday and while the cause of the plane crash are unclear, the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that the pilot issued a mayday call right before. The Federal Aviation Administration also learned that the man, whose identity has not been released, was an experienced pilot who was out on a leisure flight to take advantage of the nice weather Thursday. A Houston pilot reported hearing the mayday call and relaying the message to the local Federal Aviation Administration office.

The Federal Aviation Administration also indicated that the government shutdown has impacted the investigation and response time, as ordinarily the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration would send an investigator right away, however, due to the shutdown, the Federal Aviation Administration had to send for a furloughed representative. The representative is performing his job for both organizations.

Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration reports that while there is no tower at the Gillespie County Airport, staffing it would also have been affected by the shutdown.

The Federal Aviation Administration says nothing about the crash looks out of the ordinary but the government shutdown is affecting initial inspection of the plane, which takes place in Dallas. The plane is stuck in Fredericksburg for the time being, and while such investigations can take up to a year, the shutdown could prolong this investigation even further.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kxan.com

Cessna 310R, N71NC: Incident occurred January 17, 2019 at Gaylord Regional Airport (KGLR), Otsego County, Michigan

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OTSEGO COUNTY, Mich - Michigan State Police said a Cessna 310R was forced to make an emergency landing at Gaylord Regional Airport on Thursday afternoon.

This happened around 4:20 p.m. after the pilot learned the front landing gear wouldn’t deploy.

State Police said the pilot was the only one aboard, and was unharmed, but the plane suffered some damage.

Story and video ➤ https://wsmh.com



No one was hurt after a Cessna 310R was forced to make an emergency landing at Gaylord Regional Airport on Thursday.

It happened at around 4:20 p.m. after the pilot learned the front landing gear wouldn’t deploy.

The pilot was the only one on board, and is OK. The plane was damaged, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wnem.com




OTSEGO COUNTY, Michigan, (WPBN/WGTU) -- A mechanical problem caused an emergency landing at the Gaylord Regional Airport.

The front landing gear wasn't going down, forcing a pilot to make an emergency landing Thursday afternoon, according to the airport director.

The pilot did a couple flyovers to confirm the problem with his landing gear.

He burned off some fuel and was able to land using his back landing gear, the director said.

The nose went down into the pavement.

Emergency equipment and responders were on the scene to help before the plane landed.

The pilot was the only person on board and no injuries were reported, the director said.

The airport director said everyone did a fantastic job on the ground and the pilot did a great job as well.

The aircraft is based in Gaylord. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://upnorthlive.com