Monday, September 26, 2016

North central Connecticut: Eversource flying helicopters in the area for inspections

These are the helicopters that will be used by Eversource in the area of Darien, CT, starting Sept. 21. Photo from the Darien Police Department.



DARIEN —    Darien residents can expect to see low flying helicopters in the next week or so as Eversource conducts inspections of their high voltage electrical equipment in north central Connecticut.

Darien police said residents should not be alarmed by the aircraft.

“Although observing a low-flying aircraft can be alarming in nature, we can assure you that these inspections are authorized, safe and necessary,” said Sgt. Jeremiah Marron of the Darien police. “Please do not contact the police department with inquiries. Thank you for your cooperation.”

According to Eversource, these inspections are important in maintaining good electrical service for Connecticut residents.

“Over a million customers in Connecticut depend on us every day for reliable electric service,” said Craig Hallstrom, regional electric operations president at Eversource, in a statement. “These helicopter inspections of our transmission lines are a crucial part of our commitment to reducing the frequency and duration of power outages.”

The helicopters have a high resolution camera that can detect potential equipment issues and allows the company to plan maintenance and upgrades accordingly. Inspections began in the morning of Sept. 21 in Fairfield County and will begin this week in Litchfield and Hartford counties.

Eversource said they are expected to take up to three weeks and will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The company will be using two black MD500 helicopters with registration numbers N371EE and N500LK.

Source:  http://www.dariennewsonline.com

One Man's Tribute to his Dad

AUBURN, Indiana (21 Alive)--Phil Allison's one of the most capable guys we know.  Corporate pilot,  former business owner, and licensed aircraft mechanic who like projects. 

He rebuilt a World War II-era Boeing Stearman biplane ... did a beautiful job. 

His latest effort, though, is hardly as exciting,  but for Phil... far more emotional.

Story and video:  http://www.21alive.com

Incident occurred September 26, 2016 at Tangier Island Airport (KTGI), Accomack County, Virginia




TANGIER ISLAND, Va. -  Police say a single-engine plane crashed on Tangier Island on Monday afternoon.

According to Virginia State Police, a rented Piper single-engine airplane ran off the runway at 1PM, Monday afternoon.

Police say two people were on the plane at the time, and that there were no injuries sustained, but there was property damage. The plane broke, and its nose and landing gear was damaged.

Police also say no charges will be filed and the units have been cleared.

Virginia State Police is handling the investigation.

Source:  http://www.wmdt.com

United Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N77535: Incident occurred September 25, 2016 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado

UNITED AIRLINES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N77535

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

N77535 UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT UAL739 BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE ROLL SUSTAINED A BIRDSTRIKE TO THE NUMBER 1 ENGINE, NO INJURIES, RETURNED TO GATE, DENVER, COLORADO.  

Date: 25-SEP-16
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N77535
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: UAL-United Airlines
Flight Number: UAL739
City: DENVER
State: Colorado