Monday, June 13, 2016

Ryan Navion, Lost Horizon Aero Company Inc., N4171K; accident occurred June 13, 2016 in McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon -Kathryn's Report

Lost Horizon Aero Company Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N4171K

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Portland FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA317
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 2016 in McMinnville, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION, registration: N4171K
Injuries: 2 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 reported that about 15 minutes after takeoff he smelled something burning and the cabin filled with smoke. The pilot further reported that the engine lost power and that he was forced to maneuver for an emergency landing. After the loss of power, he heard a "clanging noise" from the engine. While landing in a field, the airplane impacted blueberry bushes and a fence, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

During a postaccident examination by the local law enforcement, it was revealed that the oil filler cap was not in place on the oil filler tube. The oil filler cap retaining chain was still attached to the oil cap and the oil filler tube. Upon further examination of the oil cap and the oil filler tube, no evidence of damage was noted.

The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's failure to replace the oil filler cap following the preflight inspection, which resulted in a loss of engine oil and engine power, an emergency landing, and impact with terrain.


YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore. — Police say two people suffered minor injuries after making an emergency landing in Yamhill County Monday afternoon.

The pilot of a single-engine plane headed to San Jose from somewhere in Washington had electrical issues, so he rerouted to McMinnville. The plane lost power before they got to the airport, so they made an emergency landing at Lafayette Highway near Leach Lane.

The pilot and a passenger walked away with minor injuries. The plane is damaged, but didn't catch on fire.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Ryan Navion was built in 1948. Lost Horizon Aero Company LLC, based in Seattle, Washington, owns the plane.

The FAA will investigate the crash.

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

Cape college's aviation program taking off

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Shannon Dugan, who plans to attend the new aviations program at Cape Cod Community College, looks over the Pratt & Whitney V2500-A1 engine students will be able to study and work on at the college's Aviation Maintenance Technology Facility at Plymouth Municipal Airport where a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday. 



PLYMOUTH — Against a blue backdrop framed by an open hangar door at Plymouth Municipal Airport, Cape Cod Community College President John Cox on Monday predicted clear skies for the college’s new aviation maintenance program.

“We’re celebrating one of those moments in the history of our college” that people will remember decades from now, Cox said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the program that is scheduled to start accepting students in September.

The 12-month certificate program will allow graduates to sit for the Federal Aviation Administration’s certification exam in airplane mechanics, known as airframe and powerplant, Cox said.



The program is getting off the ground with about $5.6 million in state and federal grants, including money for financial aid, Cox said.

Plymouth Municipal Airport “ended up being the most cost effective” of airport space that went out to bid, beating out Barnstable Municipal Airport and New Bedford Regional Airport, he said. Students will progress through the program in “cohorts” of 25, with about 65 full-time equivalent students being enrolled in the program at any one point.

The facility in Plymouth includes classrooms for all aspects of the aviation program, according to college spokesman Michael Gross.

The college is still working with the FAA, which requires facilities and staff to be in place before giving its approval, to get final sign off for the program, Cox said.

Monday's ceremony opened with Cox calling for attendees to remember the victims of the Orlando shootings and their families.

“It was a very unsettling thing coming here today to celebrate anything,” said U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass.

But the promise of a bright financial future for young people is a weapon against terrorism and radicalization, he said.

What Cape Cod Community College is working toward “is so important on days like this,” Keating said.

Legislators, educators and aviation industry executives said the mechanics program will result in good-paying jobs and help address a worldwide shortage of aircraft technicians.

“There are very few programs like this in the state and in the country,” said Sheila Vanderhoef, chairwoman of the Cape Cod Community College Board of Trustees.

“We are going to train the next generation,” said board Vice Chairman David Bushy, a pilot and retired airline industry executive.

With the age of aircraft mechanics now averaging 51 or 52, there will be a need for hundreds of thousands of mechanics around the world, Bushy said.

Eric Goeldner, 35, of Dennis, plans to be one of them.

A chef for 20 years, Goeldner said he was planning to make a career change when he heard about the aviation maintenance program and took a tour of the new facility, which includes two hangars, classroom space with state-of-the-art computers and, as of last week, a massive jet engine donated by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a hands-on learning tool.

“It’s just fantastic,” Goeldner said. He said he intends to get his aircraft mechanic’s certificate as well as an associate’s degree in applied science and then go on to Bridgewater University.

With the bank of skills he is building, his future could include a career in aviation — or with the MBTA or drones in California , Goeldner said.

“The opportunities are endless,” he said.

The college's aviation mechanic program is “creating another avenue for people to get real jobs,” said state Sen. Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo, R-Plymouth. “This is a collaborative move like none other.”

After two years, aircraft mechanics earn about $50,000 a year, Bushy said.

Shannon Dugan, of Yarmouth, plans to start attending classes in September.

“I’ve been excited since January” after first learning about the program, Dugan said.

“We’re so lucky to have this nearby,” said Susan DeWitt, of Sandwich, who attended the ribbon cutting ceremony with her son Sean DeWitt, who also plans to start the aviation program this fall.

“He can get out of here and get a job right away. It’s affordable, it’s gorgeous — very state of the art,” Susan DeWitt said.

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

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, Whitesands Inc., N736TB: Incident occurred June 12, 2016 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 12-JUN-16
Time: 21:51:00Z
Regis#: N736TB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07
City: OGDEN
State: Utah

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING STRUCK THE PROPELLER, OGDEN, UTAH.

WHITESANDS INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N736TB

Perikles Fok-Dr1, Training Services Inc., N757FK: Incident occurred June 12, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 12-JUN-16
Time: 00:13:00Z
Regis#: N757FK
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Richmond FSDO-21
City: VIRGINIA BEACH
State: Virginia

AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL EXHIBITION FOK-DRI, ON TAXI STRUCK THE PROPELLER, VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA.

TRAINING SERVICES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N757FK

Air Tractor Inc AT-802A, Thompson Flying Service, N20361: Accident occurred January 17, 2017 in Vernon, Tooele County, Utah and Accident occurred June 12, 2016 in Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA117
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Vernon, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N20361
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain but realized that it was going to be “close to clear” the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight ahead and impacted the mountain top about 10 ft from the crest. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain.

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain, but realized that it was going to be "close to clear" the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left, but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight and impacted the mountain top about ten feet from the crest. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah 

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

Thompson Flying Service LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N20361

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA117 
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Vernon, UT
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N20361
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain, but realized that it was going to be "close to clear" the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left, but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight and impacted the mountain top about ten feet from the crest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




(KUTV) A Missouri man whose plane crashed in a remote part of Tooele County said he feels lucky to have survived the ordeal – his second crash in less than 10 years.

“The good Lord was watching over me,” said Jason Thompson, 42, who crashed his  Air Tractor AT-802A aircraft Tuesday on Red Pine Mountain near Vernon.

Thompson, who works as a contractor for the Bureau of Land Management, had been reseeding burned areas from fires when his plane appeared to lose power. He said he couldn’t pull his plane out of the valley he was in, and the aircraft crashed.

Thompson survived. He told 2News he suffered cuts, abrasions, bumps and bruises, and a bloody nose. He was able to walk away from the crash and, after hiking what he estimates was several miles, was rescued by Apache helicopter crews from the Utah National Guard.

Thompson is amazed he wasn’t seriously injured – or worse.

“In all reality, I should not be sitting here talking to you,” he said.

This isn’t Thompson’s first brush with disaster. In 2009, he said, he was involved in another crash that landed him in the hospital.

Despite being shaken up over this most recent accident, Thompson said he’ll continue working as a pilot – something he’s done his entire life. He said he plans to return to his home in southeastern Missouri before returning to Utah to work.





JUAB COUNTY, Utah — The pilot of an aircraft that was reported missing Tuesday near the Juab/Tooele County border has been found alive.

A BLM crew found the missing pilot at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The missing pilot, who had been flying an  Air Tractor AT-802A, was found after walking two and a half hours from the crash site.

The crash, according to authorities, happened at Red Pine Peak, but authorities have not made it to the crash site.

Police said the pilot told authorities the reason for the crash was a loss of power.

According to Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot suffered minor injuries.

Source:  http://fox13now.com

 TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) — A pilot suffered minor injuries after a small crash in Tooele County Tuesday. 

Search and rescue crews were called to look missing plane that was "presumed to have crashed late this afternoon." 

Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the aircraft had one person onboard. 

Around 5 p.m., the pilot — contracted to work for the Bureau of Land Management — crashed the Air Tractor 802 plane he was flying in the area of Sheep Rock Mountains, according to the Tooele County Sheriff’s Department.

The pilot is a 42-year-old man from Missouri, and told first responders that he was trying to fly the plane over a peak but didn’t have enough power.

He suffered a bloody nose and cuts, according to the Sheriff’s office.

BLM workers found the downed plane on Pony Express Trail Road in Vernon around 7:30 p.m. 

Both Tooele County Sheriff's Office and Juab County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search. 

Story and video: http://www.good4utah.com

VERNON, Tooele County — A pilot suffered minor injuries in a crash landing Tuesday near the border of Juab and Tooele counties, police confirmed.

The plane crash landed around 5 p.m. Tuesday about eight miles west of Vernon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Alen Kenitzer said. A search and rescue operation was conducted Tuesday evening, he said.

The wrecked plane was located in the Sheeprock Mountains area, just about six feet from the peak of the top of Red Pine Mountain, said Tooele County Sheriff's Sgt. Nicholas Yale.

The man flying the aircraft was contracted with the Bureau of Land Management to do some re-seeding in an area that burned in the spring, Yale said. He was flying home to Nephi at the time and was the only person in the plane.

Yale confirmed the pilot of the aircraft suffered minor injuries to his nose, hands and stomach. The man told police he began to lose power shortly before the crash landing and was unable to clear the mountain, according to Yale.

The aircraft was an Air Tractor AT-802 plane, according to Kenitzer. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board plan to investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.

The pilot was transported home, Yale said. The wrecked plane remained on Red Pine Mountain as of late Tuesday night.

Source:   http://www.deseretnews.com

VERNON, Tooele County — A pilot suffered minor injuries in a crash landing Tuesday near the border of Juab and Tooele counties, police confirmed.

The plane crash landed around 5 p.m. Tuesday about eight miles west of Vernon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Alen Kenitzer said. A search and rescue operation was conducted Tuesday evening, he said.

The wrecked plane was located in the Sheeprock Mountains area, just about six feet from the peak of the top of Red Pine Mountain, said Tooele County Sheriff's Sgt. Nicholas Yale.

The man flying the aircraft was contracted with the Bureau of Land Management to do some re-seeding in an area that burned in the spring, Yale said. He was flying home to Nephi at the time and was the only person in the plane.

Yale confirmed the pilot of the aircraft suffered minor injuries to his nose, hands and stomach. The man told police he began to lose power shortly before the crash landing and was unable to clear the mountain, according to Yale.

The aircraft was an Air Tractor AT-802 plane, according to Kenitzer. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board plan to investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.

The pilot was transported home, Yale said. The wrecked plane remained on Red Pine Mountain as of late Tuesday night.

Story and video:  http://www.ksl.com

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:   https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA313
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Cairo, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N20361
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll, the airplane "pulled hard to the left." He recalled that he applied full right rudder pedal and realized that he was approaching the end of the runway. He reported that he applied both brakes, he applied reverse thrust, the airplane exited the runway to the left and ground looped. The pilot reported that he did not confirm that the tailwheel pin was locked, prior to the takeoff roll. He further reported that in the future, he will confirm that the tailwheel is locked by working the tail back and forth, and he will check the tailwheel for inhibiting buildup of fertilizer, grease and dirt that would prevent tailwheel pin actuation. The right wing sustained substantial damage.

Per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Inspector that arrived shortly after the accident occurred, the airplane was dispersing fertilizer as part of a 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 operation. The prolonged use of fertilizer coupled with dirt, will inhibit the tailwheel pin from locking in place. A photograph was taken shortly after the accident by the FAA Inspector revealing a canted tailwheel. The FAA Inspector reported that the mechanic that performed the inspection on the tailwheel assembly noted that the assembly was, "gummed up with fertilizer and the pin was not in place at the time of the ground loop.

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

The pilot's failure to ensure that the tailwheel pin was in the locked position prior to the takeoff roll, resulting in a runway excursion, ground loop, and substantial damage. Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah 

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

Thompson Flying Service LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N20361

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA117 
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Vernon, UT
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N20361
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain, but realized that it was going to be "close to clear" the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left, but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight and impacted the mountain top about ten feet from the crest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




(KUTV) A Missouri man whose plane crashed in a remote part of Tooele County said he feels lucky to have survived the ordeal – his second crash in less than 10 years.

“The good Lord was watching over me,” said Jason Thompson, 42, who crashed his  Air Tractor AT-802A aircraft Tuesday on Red Pine Mountain near Vernon.

Thompson, who works as a contractor for the Bureau of Land Management, had been reseeding burned areas from fires when his plane appeared to lose power. He said he couldn’t pull his plane out of the valley he was in, and the aircraft crashed.

Thompson survived. He told 2News he suffered cuts, abrasions, bumps and bruises, and a bloody nose. He was able to walk away from the crash and, after hiking what he estimates was several miles, was rescued by Apache helicopter crews from the Utah National Guard.

Thompson is amazed he wasn’t seriously injured – or worse.

“In all reality, I should not be sitting here talking to you,” he said.

This isn’t Thompson’s first brush with disaster. In 2009, he said, he was involved in another crash that landed him in the hospital.

Despite being shaken up over this most recent accident, Thompson said he’ll continue working as a pilot – something he’s done his entire life. He said he plans to return to his home in southeastern Missouri before returning to Utah to work.





JUAB COUNTY, Utah — The pilot of an aircraft that was reported missing Tuesday near the Juab/Tooele County border has been found alive.

A BLM crew found the missing pilot at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The missing pilot, who had been flying an  Air Tractor AT-802A, was found after walking two and a half hours from the crash site.

The crash, according to authorities, happened at Red Pine Peak, but authorities have not made it to the crash site.

Police said the pilot told authorities the reason for the crash was a loss of power.

According to Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, the pilot suffered minor injuries.

Source:  http://fox13now.com

 TOOELE COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) — A pilot suffered minor injuries after a small crash in Tooele County Tuesday. 

Search and rescue crews were called to look missing plane that was "presumed to have crashed late this afternoon." 

Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the aircraft had one person onboard. 

Around 5 p.m., the pilot — contracted to work for the Bureau of Land Management — crashed the Air Tractor 802 plane he was flying in the area of Sheep Rock Mountains, according to the Tooele County Sheriff’s Department.

The pilot is a 42-year-old man from Missouri, and told first responders that he was trying to fly the plane over a peak but didn’t have enough power.

He suffered a bloody nose and cuts, according to the Sheriff’s office.

BLM workers found the downed plane on Pony Express Trail Road in Vernon around 7:30 p.m. 

Both Tooele County Sheriff's Office and Juab County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search. 

Story and video: http://www.good4utah.com

VERNON, Tooele County — A pilot suffered minor injuries in a crash landing Tuesday near the border of Juab and Tooele counties, police confirmed.

The plane crash landed around 5 p.m. Tuesday about eight miles west of Vernon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Alen Kenitzer said. A search and rescue operation was conducted Tuesday evening, he said.

The wrecked plane was located in the Sheeprock Mountains area, just about six feet from the peak of the top of Red Pine Mountain, said Tooele County Sheriff's Sgt. Nicholas Yale.

The man flying the aircraft was contracted with the Bureau of Land Management to do some re-seeding in an area that burned in the spring, Yale said. He was flying home to Nephi at the time and was the only person in the plane.

Yale confirmed the pilot of the aircraft suffered minor injuries to his nose, hands and stomach. The man told police he began to lose power shortly before the crash landing and was unable to clear the mountain, according to Yale.

The aircraft was an Air Tractor AT-802 plane, according to Kenitzer. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board plan to investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.

The pilot was transported home, Yale said. The wrecked plane remained on Red Pine Mountain as of late Tuesday night.

Source:   http://www.deseretnews.com

VERNON, Tooele County — A pilot suffered minor injuries in a crash landing Tuesday near the border of Juab and Tooele counties, police confirmed.

The plane crash landed around 5 p.m. Tuesday about eight miles west of Vernon, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Alen Kenitzer said. A search and rescue operation was conducted Tuesday evening, he said.

The wrecked plane was located in the Sheeprock Mountains area, just about six feet from the peak of the top of Red Pine Mountain, said Tooele County Sheriff's Sgt. Nicholas Yale.

The man flying the aircraft was contracted with the Bureau of Land Management to do some re-seeding in an area that burned in the spring, Yale said. He was flying home to Nephi at the time and was the only person in the plane.

Yale confirmed the pilot of the aircraft suffered minor injuries to his nose, hands and stomach. The man told police he began to lose power shortly before the crash landing and was unable to clear the mountain, according to Yale.

The aircraft was an Air Tractor AT-802 plane, according to Kenitzer. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board plan to investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.

The pilot was transported home, Yale said. The wrecked plane remained on Red Pine Mountain as of late Tuesday night.

Story and video:  http://www.ksl.com

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:   https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA313
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Cairo, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N20361
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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll, the airplane "pulled hard to the left." He recalled that he applied full right rudder pedal and realized that he was approaching the end of the runway. He reported that he applied both brakes, he applied reverse thrust, the airplane exited the runway to the left and ground looped. The pilot reported that he did not confirm that the tailwheel pin was locked, prior to the takeoff roll. He further reported that in the future, he will confirm that the tailwheel is locked by working the tail back and forth, and he will check the tailwheel for inhibiting buildup of fertilizer, grease and dirt that would prevent tailwheel pin actuation. The right wing sustained substantial damage.

Per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Inspector that arrived shortly after the accident occurred, the airplane was dispersing fertilizer as part of a 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 operation. The prolonged use of fertilizer coupled with dirt, will inhibit the tailwheel pin from locking in place. A photograph was taken shortly after the accident by the FAA Inspector revealing a canted tailwheel. The FAA Inspector reported that the mechanic that performed the inspection on the tailwheel assembly noted that the assembly was, "gummed up with fertilizer and the pin was not in place at the time of the ground loop.

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

The pilot's failure to ensure that the tailwheel pin was in the locked position prior to the takeoff roll, resulting in a runway excursion, ground loop, and substantial damage.

Luscombe 8A, N2850K; accident occurred June 12, 2016 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana -Kathryn's Report

http://registry.faa.gov/N2850K

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA South Bend FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA307
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Valparaiso, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N2850K
Injuries: 2 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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during landing the airplane bounced, subsequently the leaf spring on the tail wheel broke midspan. The pilot further reported that the airplane veered to the right despite full left rudder deflection and brake application, which resulted in a ground loop, left main landing gear collapse, and substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper descent rate during landing, which resulted in a bounced landing, failure of the tailwheel suspension leaf spring, a ground loop, and substantial damage to the left wing.

Cessna 525B Citation CJ3, N51EM: Incidents occurred April 25, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland (and) June 12, 2016 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland 

26 North Aviation Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N51EM

Aircraft on landing, went off the end of the runway into the grass and struck threshold lights.

Date: 25-APR-17
Time: 16:51:00Z
Regis#: N51EM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C525B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BALTIMORE
State: MARYLAND

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Allentown, Pennsylvania 

Aircraft on landing, wheel separated from gear.


Date: 12-JUN-16
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N51EM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA FSDO: FAA Allentown FSDO-05
City: ALLENTOWN
State: Pennsylvania

Socata RALLYE 150ST, N319RA: Accident occurred June 11, 2016 in York County, South Carolina

http://registry.faa.gov/N319RA 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA306
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 11, 2016 in York, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: S.O.C.A.T.A. RALLYE 150, registration: N319RA
Injuries: 1 Minor, 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 during takeoff in crosswind conditions, after rotation and about 6 feet above the ground, a gust of wind from the right pushed the airplane to the left of the runway toward a group of peach trees. The pilot further reported that he applied additional correction for the crosswind drift but was unable to give full deflection due to the proximity of the airplane above the ground, the left wing impacted the tree(s), and subsequently the airplane spun to the left. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located about 10 miles to the south east, revealed that, about 36 minutes before the accident the wind was 270 degrees true at 8 knots. A further review revealed that, about 24 minutes after the accident the wind was 290 degrees true at 10 knots. The airplane landed on runway 18.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, which resulted in an impact with a peach tree(s).

Cessna 310I, N8055M: Incident occurred June 11, 2016 in Burleson, Texas

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 11-JUN-16
Time: 18:21:00Z
Regis#: N8055M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19
City: BURLESON
State: Texas

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, BURLESON, TEXAS.

http://registry.faa.gov/N8055M

Piper PA-28-140, N6700J: Accident occurred June 10, 2016 in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N6700J

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05

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

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:   https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA312
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Gilmer, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28, registration: N6700J
Injuries: 2 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 flight instructor reported that he was providing simulated engine failure (SEF) training, with a left 180 degree turn, to the student pilot. He reported that during the second SEF, he cut the power and the student pilot slowly made a left turn from downwind to base. The flight instructor recalled that the student "cut the base leg short" and turned toward the end of the runway. He reported that the airplane was about 25 degrees to the left of the runway centerline, the sun was setting and they failed to see the powerline wires. The airplane struck the wires and fell to the ground sustaining substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The flight instructor reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with any portion of the airplane that would have precluded normal flight operations.

As a recommendation the flight instructor reported that due to the calm wind, he should have switched to the reciprocal runway to mitigate the sun's position during landing.

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

The student pilot's failure to see and avoid powerlines during landing, and the flight instructor's delayed remediation when the student cut the base to final turn short, resulting in a wire strike and collision with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's lack of vigilance in monitoring the area for hazards, and the low light condition.

Experimental SNB, N8398T: Incident occurred June 11, 2016 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 11-JUN-16
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N8398T
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Minneapolis FSDO-15
City: DETROIT LAKES
State: Minnesota

AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL SNB, ON LANDING FLIPPED OVER, DETROIT LAKES, MINNESOTA.

http://registry.faa.gov/N8398T

Cessna 310G, Sofi LLC, N8943Z; accident occurred June 10, 2016 in Apopka, Orange County, Florida -Kathryn's Report

SOFI LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N8943Z

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: ERA16LA213
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Apopka, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 310, registration: N8943Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 10, 2016, about 1610 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 310G, N8943Z, collided with a berm during the landing roll at the Orlando Apopka Airport (X04), Apopka, Florida. The airline transport pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to SOFI, LLC, and was operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 local, post maintenance test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed from X04 at 1515.

The accident flight was the airplane's first flight after an annual inspection, and it had not been flown for about 2 years prior.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the pilot stated he taxied to runway 33, a 3,987-foot-long, 60-foot-wide, asphalt runway, departed and performed two touch-and-go landings. After the second touch-and-go landing, he intended to perform a full-stop landing. The pilot reported the touchdown was normal and in the normal/typical location. After touchdown he retracted the flaps and allowed the airplane to slow aerodynamically to the end of the runway. As the airplane approached the end of the runway, the pilot applied the normal brakes; however, the left brake did not function. He secured the engines, and attempted to maintain control while applying the right brake in an effort to slow the airplane. The airplane went off the right side of the runway at the end and contacted upsloping terrain which caused spar damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.

Post accident examination of the airplane's brake system was performed following recovery of the airplane by an FAA airworthiness inspector. Operational testing of the brakes on the pilot's side revealed no discrepancies; however, operational testing of the brakes on the copilot's side revealed a discrepancy with the right brake. No brake system leaks were noted and the fluid levels in both brake master cylinders were at the correct level. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, Air America Imagery LLC, N21767: Accident occurred June 10, 2016 in Deming, Luna County, New Mexico

Air America Imagery LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N21767 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Albuquerque FSDO-01

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA228

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Deming, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N21767
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 10, 2016, about 1520 mountain daylight time, a Cessna model 172S single-engine airplane, N21767, was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from Deming Municipal Airport (DMN), in Deming, New Mexico. The commercial pilot and his pilot-rated-passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by Air America Imagery LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the business flight to an unconfirmed destination airport.

Cirrus SR20, Choctaw Brothers Aviation LLC, N975TK: Incident occurred June 10, 2016 in Wiley Post Airport (KPWA), Bethany, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 10-JUN-16
Time: 20:03:00Z
Regis#: N975TK
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15
City: BETHANY
State: Oklahoma

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, WILEY POST AIRPORT, BETHANY, OKLAHOMA.

CHOCTAW BROTHERS AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N975TK

Team Tango Tango 2, N324TT; accident occurred June 10, 2016 in Sunrise Beach Village, Llano County, Texas -Kathryn's Report

http://registry.faa.gov/N324TT

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA299
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 10, 2016 in Sunrise Beach Village, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: BAREISS DAVID A TANGO 2, registration: N324TT
Injuries: 2 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 reported that while decelerating during the landing roll on a grass runway the nose gear began to skid. The pilot further reported that the nose gear impacted an ant hill, which resulted in a nose over and substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage

The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

After the accident, the pilot reported that the tolerance between the nose wheel tire and fairing was estimated to be 1/4". The pilot further reported that there was debris build up in the back of the nose gear fairing and that during a postaccident check the nose gear was not able to rotate as freely as the main landing gears.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The nosewheel fairing becoming packed with debris during landing on the soft field due to a gap between the nosewheel tire and the fairing, which resulted in a loss of control and subsequent nose-over.