Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cirrus SR20 GTS, N750SR: Accident occurred October 02, 2012 in Eden Praire, Minnesota

 http://registry.faa.gov/N750SR


NTSB Identification: CEN13CA007  
 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 02, 2012 in Eden Prairie, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/2012
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20, registration: N750SR
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he flew a visual approach and landed near the midpoint of a 2,691-foot-long runway. The wind was at 5 knots and aligned with the runway, which was dry. After landing, the pilot applied “light/normal braking” but noticed his deceleration rate was inadequate to stop on the remaining runway. The pilot subsequently applied heavier braking, but the brakes “seemed to have no effect.” Realizing he was not going to stop the airplane on the remaining runway, the pilot attempted a go-around near the departure end of the runway. The airplane never became airborne, departed the runway, and impacted an airport perimeter fence. Substantial damage to the airplane included impact damage to both wings and ailerons. Skid marks from the accident airplane were documented near the departure end of the runway. A postaccident examination of the braking system of the airplane revealed no mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot’s inadequate braking action and decision to abort the landing near the departure end of the runway. Contributing to the accident was the pilot’s attempt to land near the midpoint of the runway.

The pilot reported that he flew a visual approach and landed near the midpoint of a 2,691 foot runway. The wind was at 5 knots and aligned with the runway, which was dry. After landing, the pilot applied “light/normal braking”, but noticed his deceleration rate was inadequate to stop on the remaining runway. The pilot subsequently applied heavier braking, but the brakes “seemed to have no effect.” Realizing he was not going to stop the airplane on the remaining runway, the pilot attempted a go-around near the departure end of the runway. The airplane never became airborne, departed the runway, and impacted an airport perimeter fence. Substantial damage to the airplane included impact damage to both wings and ailerons. A post-accident examination conducted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel documented skid marks from the accident airplane near the departure end of the runway. FAA personnel also conducted a post-accident examination of the braking system of the airplane, with no abnormal findings.

NTSB Identification: CEN13CA007 
 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 02, 2012 in Eden Prairie, MN
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20, registration: N750SR
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he flew a visual approach and landed near the midpoint of a 2,691 foot runway. The wind was at 5 knots and aligned with the runway, which was dry. After landing, the pilot applied “light/normal braking”, but noticed his deceleration rate was inadequate to stop on the remaining runway. The pilot subsequently applied heavier braking, but the brakes “seemed to have no effect.” Realizing he was not going to stop the airplane on the remaining runway, the pilot attempted a go-around near the departure end of the runway. The airplane never became airborne, departed the runway, and impacted an airport perimeter fence. Substantial damage to the airplane included impact damage to both wings and ailerons. A post-accident examination conducted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel documented skid marks from the accident airplane near the departure end of the runway. FAA personnel also conducted a post-accident examination of the braking system of the airplane, with no abnormal findings.

IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 750SR        Make/Model: SR20      Description: SR-20
  Date: 10/02/2012     Time: 2340

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
  City: EDEN PRAIRIE   State: MN   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND INTO THE FENCE, EDEN PRAIRE, MN

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Unknown      Phase: Unknown      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: MINNEAPOLIS, MN  (GL15)               Entry date: 10/04/2012 


KMSP-TV

 

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) -  Part of Flying Cloud Drive is closed after a plane went off the runway at the Flying Cloud airport on Tuesday night.

The highway is expected to remain closed between Pioneer Trail and the airport until about 10 p.m.

Officials say a fixed wing, single-engine Cirrus SR20 aircraft was landing when it went through a fence. Investigators are still trying to determine what went wrong.

The pilot was the only person on board at the time, and he said he simply could not stop the plane. No injuries have been reported.
 

FlightAware.com, which provides live flight tracking online, reported that the plane took off from Des Moines International at 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday Afternoon and was supposed to land at the Airlake Airport in Lakeville at 5:49 p.m. It is unclear if the plane made that stop.

FAA investigators are on the scene.


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Dominican authorities bust major drug ring, including owner of airline

 
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain, N711WX 




 Santo Domingo.- Dominican authorities busted a "powerful international drug trafficking structure" with at least 15 people, the owner of the domestic airline company Carib-Air, among them.

National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) president Rolando Rosado on Monday said it was a joint operation with U.S. agents and prosecutors. He accused Carib-Air president Rafael Rosado, of being part of the network, and owner of the plane that crashed in Constanza on Thursday.

At least 15 people have been detained, including Colombians, Venezuelans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans, Bahamians and Americans, who allegedly used local air terminals for trafficking drugs, including the twin engine plane that crashed in Constanza, killing the pilot and copilot.

In the press conference held in the DNCD headquarters, Rosado said the plane was one of those bought by one of the ring’s members, including the businessmen Sergio René Gómez Diaz and José Vicente Figueroa Ortiz.

Also the Venezuelan José Luis Veras Marquez, Alberto Laureano, aka The Pilot, of the U.S.; Harry Williams Nazario, Puerto Rican, Raymond Mario Perez, alias Max, U.S., Victor Hugo Sanchez Portes, Dominican; Danny Salvador Cabral Ramirez, alias Marcial, Dominican and Cristian Chavez, Dominican.

The drug came to the Dominican Republic from Colombia, to then be taken to the United States.

Rosado stressed that the network infiltrated air terminals in the country including Carib-Air’s owner.

He added that as part of the operation the authorities seized six aircraft, businesses and residences located in several provinces.


http://www.dominicantoday.com 

Agents arrest airline owner Rafael Rosado 

 Santo Domingo.– The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) arrested Rafael Rosado, Owner & CEO of CaribAir, who is under investigation due to a plane crash involving a twin-engine aircraft Thursday afternoon where two died, diariolibre.com reported.

According to preliminary reports, mechanical failure caused the crash, which took place at Tireo, in Constanza (central), but a special commission has been assigned to investigate the real causes of the accident.

The plane (US registry N711WX) was piloted by Victor Hugo Sanchez, accompanied by police captain Eduardo Leyva Perez, assigned to the DNCD at Puerto Plata Airport. Their bodies were taken to the local hospital morgue Thursday night.

In 2008 Rafael Rosado had been investigated regarding the murder of Dominican Civil Aeronautics official Angel Cristopher Martinez. His murder occurred while the victim was conducting strict inspections of local commuter airlines, and ordered the grounding of some planes for faulty maintenance.


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Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, C-GABA: Accident occurred October 02, 2012 - Ottawa River, Near Cumberland - Canada

OTTAWA — A 69 year-old pilot was taken to hospital in stable condition after his small plane went down into the Ottawa River near Cumberland.  

It’s unclear yet whether the pilot was trying to land the plane, an amphibious Lake LA 4200, on the Ottawa River around 4 p.m. or if it crashed.

An off-duty police officer who was fishing on the Ottawa River saw the plane go down and immediately steered his boat toward the aircraft.

After pulling the pilot on board his boat, the officer took him ashore at the Cumberland ferry.

The pilot was treated for hypothermia and rib injuries before he was taken to hospital in stable condition.

Atf 11 o'clock Tuesday night, the Ottawa Police services directed Ottawa Fire Services(OFS)  Hazmat teams to Barnett Park (adjacent to Quiggley Hill Road near Cumberland) to assist police divers in retrieving the airplane.

OFS assisted in decontaminating divers from a reported fuel leak. Operations were expected to last most of the night.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com


OTTAWA — A 69 year-old pilot was taken to hospital in stable condition after his small plane went down into the Ottawa River near Cumberland. 

 It’s unclear yet whether the pilot was trying to land the plane, an amphibious Lake LA 4200, on the Ottawa River around 4 p.m. or if it crashed.

An off-duty police officer who was fishing on the Ottawa River saw the plane go down and immediately steered his boat toward the aircraft.

After pulling the pilot on board his boat, the officer took him ashore at the Cumberland ferry.

The pilot was treated for hypothermia and rib injuries before he was taken to hospital in stable condition.


http://www.ottawacitizen.com

A pilot was rescued by a fisherman after he was forced to land his small plane in the Ottawa River. 
 
 The 69-year-old man had to make an emergency landing in the water near the Cumberland Ferry shortly just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.

A fisherman saw the plane crash into the water and sped over to haul him into his boat and brought him to shore.

Ottawa paramedics treated the man for rib injuries and rushed him to the hospital.

Paramedics can’t say how serious his injuries are until they finish their assessment.

It’s still not clear what caused the plane to make an emergency landing.


 
Ottawa Police confirm that a small plane has crashed into the Ottawa River. 

 Paramedics were called to the Cumberland ferry just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

The pilot, a 69-year-old man, was the only person on board the four-seater aircraft at the time. He was rescued by a man who witnessed the crash while he was fishing in a boat nearby.

The pilot was treated for rib injuries and mild hypothermia before being sent to hospital.

Ottawa Paramedics spokesperson Jean-Pierre Trottier says his injuries might have been worse if there had been no one at the scene.

"Timing was everything," he said. "I think that pilot should count himself pretty lucky that there was somebody on the Ottawa River."

The plane, a Lake LA 4200, is still submerged, and police tell CFRA it could take a day or two to pull it out of the water.

The investigation of this incident will likely be taken over by the Ministry of Transportation.


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RICHARDSON CALVIN R, ZENITH 601 XL, N224XP: Aircraft landed short of the runway - Vina, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N224XP

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IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 224XP        Make/Model: EXP       Description: ZENITH 601 XL
  Date: 10/01/2012     Time: 1630

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Minor

LOCATION
  City: VINA   State: CA   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, VINA, CA

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Pleasure      Phase: Landing      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: SACRAMENTO, CA  (WP25)                Entry date: 10/02/2012 

An experimental aircraft had to make an emergency landing at the old army auxiliary airfield east of Vina on Monday. 

The Chico pilot, Calvin Randolph Richardson, 61, was flying the aircraft between Highway 99E and the Sierra Nevada foothills near the CalFire Helitach when he began to experience a loss of power around 9:30 a.m., reported the Tehama County Sheriff’s Department.

Richardson was making the emergency landing on the old airfield when his aircraft clipped a barbed-wire fence along the north edge of the airstrip, said the Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot was able to successfully make the landing with a flat nose wheel and minor damage to the aircraft, deputies said.

Richardson was not injured in the incident.


A 61-year-old Chico pilot experienced a loss of power, taking a hard landing about 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Vina area.

Initial reports indicated the plane had gone down for an emergency landing somewhere east of Highway 99E, near the Vina Helitack base with one person on board.

The scanner indicated possible injury, however, Calvin Richardson, the pilot, was uninjured and the only damage to the plane was the flat tire, Tehama County Sheriff's Lt. Dave Greer said.

Richardson was flying an experimental plane from Chico when it lost power and he tried to make an emergency landing at the old Army Auxiliary Field, east of Vina, Greer said.

As Richardson began his attempted landing, the front wheel hit a barbed wire fence on the north edge of the field during the approach, causing a flat tire, Greer said.

Two fence posts were damaged when the plane landed, according to a Tehama County Sheriff's Department press release.

A second plane was accompanying Richardson on the flight and was able to land with no problems, Greer said. 

Cirrus Aircraft T-53A (SR-20): Air Force Academy trainer plane crash investigated

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force is investigating after a training plane crashed into a hangar at the Air Force Academy while landing.

Neither of the two people aboard was injured when the T-53 Kadet 2 crashed on Monday. Their names haven't been released.

Air Force spokeswoman Bekah Clark says one person was a cadet but she didn't know whether the other person was a cadet or an instructor. Clark didn't know whether training flights had been canceled while the crash is investigated or how badly the plane and the hangar were damaged.

The single-engine, low-wing T-53 is the Air Force version of the Cirrus SR20.

The academy acquired 25 of the aircraft last year for about $244,000 each.

http://www.9news.com

Aircraft off runway: St Louis Downtown Airport (KCPS), Cahokia/St Louis, Illinois

An aircraft landing at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia early Tuesday evening went off the edge of the runway.

St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Chief Mike Mavrogeorge said a light experimental aircraft with one occupant, the pilot, experienced "some sort of failure," which caused the aircraft to go off the edge of the runway into a grassy area about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Mavrogeorge said the pilot had no injuries, and the aircraft has been recovered. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Cahokia and Sauget fire departments were initially requested to assist the St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Department. However, the request for mutual aid was canceled once it was determined the aircraft crash wasn't as serious as anticipated. MedStar EMS was also canceled in route to the airport.


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Piper PA-38-112, N2541B: Aircraft force landed in a field - Bozeman, Montana

A flight instructor and a student were unhurt after making an emergency landing in a field north of Three Forks on Tuesday morning.

According to the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, shortly after 9 a.m., the tower at Gallatin Field called dispatch to report that a two-passenger Tomahawk airplane crashed somewhere in the Horseshoe Hills area.

Gallatin County Search and Rescue responded, requesting a helicopter to help locate the crash. Several minutes later, however, the tower reported they had made contact with the pilot, who was safe on the ground.

The pilot and trainee said they experienced engine trouble and landed in an open field in the Clarkston area.

 http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

http://www.gallatin.mt.gov


http://registry.faa.gov/N2541B

IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 2541B        Make/Model: PA38      Description: PA-38 Tomahawk
  Date: 10/02/2012     Time: 1505

  Event Type: Incident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Unknown

LOCATION
  City: BOZEMAN   State: MT   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD, 15 MILES FROM BOZEMAN, MT

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   2     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   0     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Training      Phase: Landing      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: HELENA, MT  (NM05)                    Entry date: 10/03/2012 

Researchers Crashing Plane To Study Survivability

 

In order to gather information sometimes you have just do it.

That’s what an elite team of scientists and pilots plan to do to learn about plane crashes. 

Researchers said they are planning to carry out one of the most dangerous experiments in the history of aviation. 

They are going to crash an unmanned airplane to gather data on survivability. 

Inside a plane crash:  Dr. Tom Barth, reviews footage from inside this plane crash.

Cessna 182P, N82GS: Accident occurred September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, Illinois

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA665 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N82GS
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot departed from a 1,600-foot private airfield with three passengers in a single-engine airplane that had been modified for short takeoff and landing (STOL) operations. The pilot reported that he was doing a short field, maximum performance takeoff when the airplane encountered two strong wind gusts immediately after rotation, which caused the left wing tip to contact the ground and the airplane to nose over. Examination of the airplane at the accident site revealed that airplane was in a near-vertical, nose-down attitude, with the engine and propeller twisted about 90-degrees from the fuselage. Both wings had extensive damage, and the fuselage was crumpled and bent toward the cabin roof at a 45-degree angle. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane before the accident. According to the STOL manufacturer, a short field takeoff should be performed with 20-degrees of flaps and full throttle, followed by a lift-off at 35 knots, and then a level off and turn after reaching an airspeed of 45 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s loss of control while preforming a short field takeoff.

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NTSB Identification: CEN12CA665
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 30, 2012 in Tiskilwa, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N82GS
Injuries: 4 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot with three passengers departed from a 1,600 foot private airfield, in a STOL (Short Take-off and Landing) modified single-engine airplane. In a statement to the FAA inspector, the pilot reported that he was doing a short field maximum performance take-off. The airplane encountered wind gusts which caused the left wing tip to contact and drag along the ground. In the pilot’s written statement, he stated that immediately after rotation, the airplane encountered two strong gusts of wind which caused the wing to contact the ground, and the airplane to nose over. Examination of the airplane at the accident site revealed that airplane was in a near vertical, nose down attitude, with the engine and propeller twisted about 90-degrees from the fuselage. Both the left and right wings had extensive damage. The fuselage about mid-span was crumpled and bent towards the cabin roof, at a 45-degree angle. Both main landing wheels were torn from the landing gear. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to the crash. According to the STOL manufacturer's website, a short field take-off is performed with 20-degrees of flaps, full throttle, lifting off at 35 knots, level-off and then a turn out after reaching 45 knots.


FAA IDENTIFICATION
  Regis#: 82GS        Make/Model: C182      Description: 182, Skylane
  Date: 09/30/2012     Time: 1900

  Event Type: Accident   Highest Injury: None     Mid Air: N    Missing: N
  Damage: Destroyed

LOCATION
  City: SENACHWINE   State: IL   Country: US

DESCRIPTION
  AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, CRASHED OFF THE RUNWAY, SENACHWINE, IL

INJURY DATA      Total Fatal:   0
                 # Crew:   1     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Pass:   3     Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    
                 # Grnd:         Fat:   0     Ser:   0     Min:   0     Unk:    


OTHER DATA
  Activity: Pleasure      Phase: Take-off      Operation: OTHER


  FAA FSDO: WEST CHICAGO, IL  (GL03)              Entry date: 10/02/2012

Two deliveries from Downsview yesterday . . .

Delivery Q400 serial number 4419 ET-AQB Ethiopian Airlines departs Downsview (Toronto) Bombardier Oct 1 2012

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500th Global Express departs Downsview for completion center in Montreal . . . C-GOEB serial number 9500

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Vernal, Utah: Hospital celebrates return of helicopter


VERNAL — A medical helicopter forced to relocate after the Federal Aviation Administration received a single citizen complaint in August is back on the helipad at Ashley Regional Medical Center. 

 "When I see that helicopter there I know that if I've got an emergency we can't take care of here, we can get that patient where they need to be in a very timely manner," Dr. Bruce Daniel, director of the hospital's emergency department, said.

Classic Aviation's medical helicopter was based at Ashley Regional for about a year, with its crew staying in a home less than 100 yards from the helipad. The arrangement allowed for rapid response times, Daniel said.

"It makes a big difference having them here," he said.

But in August, the FAA received a complaint from one of the hospital's neighbors, who claimed the daily flight operations were not only noisy, but unsafe.

The complaint brought an FAA inspector to Vernal and prompted the agency to make a "strong recommendation" that Classic Aviation relocate to a hangar at Vernal Regional Airport, according to company president Tony Henderson.

"Whether we get a letter or a strong recommendation, we obey," Henderson said in August, when asked about the decision to move farther away from the hospital.

That recommendation, however, was reversed after another FAA visit to the helipad in September, Henderson said.

"We went through the helipad and they could see that it was a safe place to operate and they passed it off," he said. "We run a very safe operation and the FAA knows that."

Classic Aviation's pilots have been instructed to take alternating routes in to and out of the helipad in an effort to address what Henderson characterized as "mainly a complaint about noise."

"We want to be good neighbors," he said.
 

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