Friday, April 29, 2016

Cessna 182L Skylane, N42411, registered to and operated by the pilot: Fatal accident occurred April 24, 2016 in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Analysis 

The pilot was conducting a personal flight under day visual meteorological conditions. Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control (ATC) radar data depicted the airplane about 0.5 mile northwest of the departure airport. It proceeded on a northeasterly course toward the destination airport and subsequently turned to the southeast before becoming established on a southwesterly course. After proceeding about 3 miles, the airplane reversed to a northwesterly course, and ultimately turned to a southwesterly course. The airplane impacted a wooded ravine about 0.5 mile south of the final radar data point. Variations in the airplane's groundspeed and altitude during the maneuvers was consistent with controlled and powered flight. There were no witnesses to the accident. The site was ultimately located about 5 days after the accident following a ground search based, in part, on ATC radar data. An examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction. Toxicology testing found no drugs, and the presence of ethanol in urine but not blood suggests that the ethanol was from sources other than ingestion. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
An in-flight collision with trees and terrain for reasons that could not be determined because no anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction were observed during the examination. 

Findings

Not determined
Not determined - Unknown/Not determined (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering
Unknown or undetermined (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

"Bill"
Willard C. Olds 
March 28, 1933 ~ April 24, 2016 (age 83)
Served in the U.S. Navy 
Bill had a love for flying and his passion was flying his Cessna 182L Skylane.


"Killer"
Pictured is Willard Olds' poodle Killer, age 10, which survived the plane crash that claimed Olds.  Killer lived for 5 days in the wreckage and he's going to be fine.  Killer was found under a seat in the plane wreckage. “They brought him out to me,” Sheriff Dale R. Williams of Carroll County said. “I called one of my employees who took the dog to a local veterinarian to have him checked out. He had some injuries, but is expected to be fine.”


The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas Aviation 

Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Bill C.  Olds:   http://registry.faa.gov/N42411

Location: Carrollton, OH
Accident Number: CEN16FA169
Date & Time: 04/24/2016, 1815 EDT
Registration: N42411
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Unknown or undetermined
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 24, 2016, about 1815 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182L airplane, N42411, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain near Carrollton, Ohio. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Carroll County – Tolson Airport (TSO), Carrollton, Ohio, about 1800. The intended destination was the Salem Airpark (38D), Salem, Ohio.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control radar data depicted an aircraft about 0.5 mile northwest of TSO at 1801:58. The aircraft proceeded on a northeasterly course in the general direction of 38D, climbing to approximately 3,250 ft mean sea level (msl) and reaching a ground speed of about 140 knots. The ground speed began to decrease and the aircraft turned to the southeast. During this time, the groundspeed and altitude gradually decreased to about 70 knots and 1,700 ft msl, respectively. The radar data then indicated a turn to the northwest, followed by a turn to the southwest. During this time, the groundspeed and altitude increased to about 95 knots and 2,000 ft msl, respectively. The aircraft subsequently turned to northeast, approximately reversing course. The groundspeed and altitude increased during this segment to about 108 knots and 2,500 ft msl, respectively. The radar data then indicated a gradual descent and decrease in groundspeed before the aircraft turned to the south-southeast. The final data point was recorded during that segment at 1815:44, with a corresponding groundspeed of 71 knots and an altitude of 1,525 ft msl. The final data point was located about 0.5 mile north of the accident site.

No witnesses to the accident were identified. An alert notice (ALNOT) was issued on April 28th when efforts to locate the pilot were not successful. Information obtained from the pilot's cellular phone service provider and FAA radar data assisted the ground search that located the accident airplane on April 29th. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 83, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  2800 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2000 hours (Total, this make and model) 

The pilot's logbook was recovered at the accident site. It listed eight individual flights ranging from 0.32 hour to 0.84 hour in duration. The final entry was dated April 24, 2016, the day of the accident. The departure and destination airports for the final entry were 38D and TSO, respectively. The logbook did not contain any flight time brought forward from a previous logbook, nor did it include a flight review endorsement.

The pilot's most recent FAA medical certificate was issued in June 2012 and was no longer valid. It included a limitation for corrective lenses. At that time, the pilot reported a total flight time of 2,800 hours. No subsequent medical certificate applications were on file with the FAA.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N42411
Model/Series: 182L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18259007
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/01/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2943 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

According to FAA registration records, the pilot purchased the accident airplane in March 1976. Airplane maintenance records were not available to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The pilot's logbook included a notation, "ann[u]al due 6-15-16." A local mechanic reported performing an annual inspection on the airplane in June 2015. 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PHD, 894 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 247°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / -2°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 200°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting:  30 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Carrollton, OH (TSO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Salem, OH (38D)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  1800 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Carroll Cty - Tolson Arpt (TSO)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 1164 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing:  Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  40.610833, -80.974444 

The accident site was located in a wooded ravine about 5.5 miles northeast of TSO. The airplane came to rest upright about 100 feet from the edge of the woods on a 200-degree magnetic heading. A clearing was located north of the accident site. The elevation of the clearing was about 24 ft above that of the accident site.

A postaccident examination was conducted by the NTSB investigator-in-charge and FAA inspectors, with the assistance of a representative of the airframe manufacturer. The examination did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction. A detailed summary of the examination is included in the docket associated with the investigation. 

Medical And Pathological Information

An autopsy of the pilot was performed at the Stark County Coroner's Office. The pilot's death was attributed to blunt force injuries sustained in the accident. Toxicology testing performed by the FAA Bioaeronautical Research Sciences Laboratory was negative for all drugs in the testing profile. No carbon monoxide or ethanol was detected in blood specimens; 10 mg/dL ethanol was detected in urine specimens. 

Tests And Research

A Lowrance AirMap 600c handheld GPS units was recovered at the accident site. Position data (latitude and longitude) were downloaded from the unit. However, the GPS unit did not record any other parameters such as date, time, or altitude. The downloaded data appeared to be comprised of four distinct segments; two segments appeared to correspond to flights between TSO and 38D. A tabular listing of the GPS data is included in the docket associated with this investigation.

NTSB Identification: CEN16FA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 24, 2016 in Carrollton, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 182L, registration: N42411
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 24, 2016, about 1815 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182L airplane, N42411, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain near Carrollton, Ohio. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was registered to and operated by pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Carroll County – Tolson Airport (TSO), Carrollton, Ohio, about 1800. The intended destination was the Salem Airpark (38D), Salem, Ohio.

The accident airplane was unaccounted for several days after the accident. A review of air traffic control radar data and information obtained from the pilot's cellular phone service provider resulted in a ground search that ultimately located the accident airplane on April 29th.

The accident site was located in a wooded, ravine about 5.5 miles northeast of TSO. The airplane came to rest upright on an approximate 200 degree magnetic heading. The engine and engine cowling were partially separated from the airframe; the propeller remained securely attached to the engine. The cockpit and cabin areas were compromised; the aft fuselage was deformed. The outboard portion of the left wing was separated near mid-span and located adjacent to the wreckage. The right wing was dislocated, but remained attached to the airframe. Both wing exhibited leading edge crushing. The empennage remained attached to the aft fuselage. All flight control surfaces remained attached to the airframe. Separations in the aileron control cables appeared consistent with overstress separations; elevator and rudder control continuity was confirmed from the control surfaced to the cockpit controls.






CARROLLTON An 83-year-old pilot was dead, still strapped in his crashed plane days after it went down.

Beneath his seat was his small poodle, still alive.

Carroll County Sheriff's deputies found the body of Willard C. Olds, 83, of Canfield early Friday — five days after the pilot was last seen leaving an airport. His dog, named Killer, survived the crash, said Sheriff Dale Williams.

Olds was pronounced dead by the Carroll County coroner at the scene of the crash, a half mile south of state Route 39 in Fox Township, Williams said.

Investigators from the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating the crash, the sheriff said.

Preliminarily, deputies believe that Olds flew the green Cessna 182 four-seater plane from Carroll County-Tolson Airport around 4 or 5 p.m. Sunday.

"We believe he went down shortly after that," Williams said.

But no one notified authorities.

Olds was reported missing on Wednesday and deputies in Carroll County were notified about 7:30 or 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the sheriff said. They searched for the missing plane until dark and then resumed their search about 8 a.m.

Williams said they found Olds and the poodle about 10 a.m. in a wooded area.

Olds' fixed wing single-engine plane was built in 1968, according his FAA registration.

Williams said the dog remained with the pilot in the days since. "We got the dog out. He hadn't had anything to eat or drink since Sunday afternoon," Williams said.

The crash remained under investigation later Friday.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.cantonrep.com





MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio -   The wreckage of a private plane and the body of its pilot — missing from Salem since Sunday — have been found in a rural area south of the Columbiana County line.

Goshen Police say authorities found the body of Willard Olds and his single engine Cessna in Carroll County Friday morning.

The 83-year-old Green Township resident took off at around 3 p.m. Sunday from Salem Airpark without filing a flight plan.

Olds left his checkbook, personal photos, flight log, and his plane's maintenance log inside his car parked near the hangar.

Searchers began looking for the plane Thursday night along Route 39 just west of Mechanicstown after learning that the plane had disappeared from radar in that area.

The search was suspended due to darkness, but resumed after sunrise.

The plane was located at around 10 a.m. Friday.

FAA crash investigators were on the scene.

According to FAA records, Olds was issued a license in 2010 to pilot a single engine private plane.

Original article can be found here: http://www.wfmj.com







MECHANICSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The plane that was piloted by a Salem man who was reported missing was found Friday in Carroll County.

The debris of a 1986 Skylane plane that is believed to have been flown by 83-year-old Willard Olds was found near Route 39 in Mechanicstown.

The Carroll County coroner has been called to the scene.

Olds took off from Salem Air Park on Sunday afternoon and hasn’t been seen since. He was reported missing Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the situation and said Olds did not file a flight plan nor was there a record of his landing at another airport, a Goshen Police report says.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


Original article can be found here: http://wkbn.com




CARROLL COUNTY, Ohio — One man is dead after a single-engine plane crash in Carroll County.

Officials believe the plane crashed in Fox Township on Sunday night, but was not found until around 10 a.m. Friday.

Carroll County deputies and members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were able to rescue a 10-year-old dog "Killer" that was inside the plane with the pilot - 83-year-old Willard Olds of Canfield, Ohio -- at the time of the crash.

"There was what they found when they were searching the plane, there was a dog found," Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said. "A little poodle dog and the dog was still alive underneath the seat of the aircraft and the dog was taken from the scene and taken to a veterinarian and checked. The dog is going to be fine. The dog lived for 5 days, and the dog's gonna be fine."

Earlier in the day Sunday, the man flew out of Salem Airport into Carroll County. He later took off from there and the plane, Cesna 182, was located not far from where it was last seen on the radar.

The FAA is investigating along with the OSHP.

Olds has a daughter who lives in Hawaii.

Original article can be found here:   http://wtov9.com


SALEM, OHIO - The search continues for a pilot who flew out of an area airport and did not return.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been alerted of the incident and its civil air patrol, ground crew and local law enforcement are conducting a search of the area in an approximate 50-100 mile radius, according to an FAA spokesperson. His destination is believed to have been Sandusky.

Willard Olds, 83, Western Reserve Road, Salem, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after the owner of Salem Air Park said the pilot had flown out of the airport in a private plane Sunday afternoon and has not been seen since.

According to previous reports, the FAA said Olds did not file a flight plan nor is there a record of his landing at another airport. Olds' vehicle remained at the hangar with the plane's maintenance book, GPS and navigation instructions book and flight log, as well as his checkbook and personal photos.

The Mahoning County Sheriff's Office checked Olds' home, but no one was there.

According to a caller speaking on behalf of an acquaintance of Olds, the pilot was flying a 1968 green and white Cessna 182 Skylane single engine light plane.

The former owner of The Point dance hall just south of Canfield, Olds may be suffering from dementia and is known to carry his checkbook and photos in his vehicle, the caller said. He also had his teacup poodle "Killer" with him, the caller added.

Original article can be found here: http://salemnews.net

SALEM, Ohio -   The Ohio Highway Patrol has joined the effort to find a Green Township man who took off in a plane from Salem on Sunday and has not yet returned.

Troopers tell 21 News that they have been contacting airports in an attempt to find out if 83-year-old Willard Olds landed his green and white, single engine Cessna there.

There has been no sign of Olds since he took off at around 3 p.m. Sunday from Salem Airpark.

The Federal Aviation Administration has informed authorities that Olds did not file a flight plan, and so far there is no record of him landing at another airport.

Goshen police say Olds left his checkbook, personal photos, flight log, and his plane's maintenance log inside his car parked near the hangar.

Olds also has not been seen at his Green Township home.

It is not believed that Olds has any family in the area.

According to FAA records, Olds was issued a license in 2010 to pilot a single engine private plane.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains an Aviation Section that provides technical service for aircraft crash investigations and enforcement of laws governing air traffic.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Willard Olds may contact the Goshen Police District by calling 330-332-1235.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.wfmj.com

1 comment:

Killer the toy poodle said...

aka Mister Lucky