Sunday, September 22, 2019

Piper PA-28-181, N3791Q: Incident occurred September 19, 2019 at College Park Airport (KCGS), Prince George's County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington

Aircraft landed long and went into a ditch.

Archer Aviation

Date: 19-SEP-19
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N3791Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Cessna 182H Skylane, N1891X: Fatal accident occurred September 19, 2019 in Washoe County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

T Craft Aero Club

Date: 19-SEP-19
Time: 18:21:00Z
Regis#: N1891X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

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Washoe County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Darrin Balaam asks the community to join him in thanking the Search and Rescue volunteers, deputies, and RAVEN crew who braved treacherous weather and terrain in order to locate the wreckage of a small plane in the rugged, mountainous area just north of Virginia Peak on September 19th.

“These types of incidents are difficult enough because of the tragedy involved which is why I feel it’s so important to show our appreciation for the men and women who willingly brave the elements in order to bring closure for those involved,” Sheriff Balaam said.  

RAVEN, deputies, and volunteers from the Specialized Vehicle Unit and Washoe County Sheriff's - Hasty Team continue to assist with the National Transportation Safety Board and Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office investigations of the crash site.

Former Gem County Commissioner Lan Smith and his wife, Pam, were killed in a small plane crash on September 19th, 2019 in Nevada.

A former Gem County commissioner and his wife were killed in a plane crash Thursday.

A small aircraft headed from Reno to Idaho crashed in the Virginia Peak mountain area of Nevada, according to the Reno Gazette Journal. The paper reported there were “no known survivors.”

A Gem County Facebook page identified the victims as the former commissioner Lan Smith and his wife, Pam Smith. The couple’s daughter, LeeAnn Robinson, posted on Facebook about her parents’ passing as well.

The Statesman confirmed the deaths with a current Gem County commissioner, Bill Butticci.

“We’re praying for the family, that they can find peace in this,” Butticci told the Statesman in a phone interview. “They will truly be missed.”

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RENO, Nevada (KOLO) - UPDATE 9/20/2019: The FAA preliminary report revealed that the September 19th, 2019 crash near Pah Rah peak killed the pilot and a passenger.

The Washoe County Coroner's Office says it may be weeks before a positive identification is made.

The plane, a Cessna 182H was reported to be flying to Idaho. According to an FAA website, the plane was registered in Nampa, Idaho, which is just outside of Boise.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says there are no known survivors after wreckage was found in the search for a missing Cessna.

The Cessna 182 was reported missing around 12:20 PM Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The flight was en route from Reno to Idaho.

The sheriff's office says the search area was difficult to reach and back country volunteers with the Hasty team were dropped off via RAVEN in the area of the Pah Rah Mountain Range south of Pyramid Lake. Within two hours, the volunteers found pieces of wreckage about a mile and a half north of Virginia Peak along the ridge line.

Officials have not released any information about the people on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board will take over the investigation.

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Beech 35-33 Debonair, N939L: Incident occurred September 18, 2019 at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Date: 18-SEP-19
Time: 19:29:00Z
Regis#: N939L
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91