Sunday, July 31, 2016

Rockwell 112TC, New Rides LLC, N4605W: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 at Ashland Regional Airport (KDWU), Worthington, Greenup County, Kentucky


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Louisville FSDO-17

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N4605W
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Kentucky


GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A plane has crashed at the Ashland Regional Airport in Worthington Sunday evening.

According to Greenup County 911, the plane nosedived into the runway. No one was injured.

The Raceland Police Department, Worthington Fire Department, and Kentucky State Police all responded to the scene.


Piper PA-28-180, N5305L: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 near Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N5305L
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Colorado


PEYTON, Colo. — Fire crews responded to a small plane that made a hard landing on Sunday afternoon.

Falcon Fire Department responded to the area near Judge Orr Road and Highway 24 around 1 p.m.

Officials said all four people aboard were able to exit the aircraft; there were no reported injuries.

Authorities are investigating.


Fresno police’s Skywatch copter helps catch DUI suspect

The Fresno police Skywatch helicopter helped take a fleeing DUI suspect into custody early Sunday morning, Sgt. Tony Bustos reported.

The incident took place about 1 a.m. as a traffic officer near Fresno Street and Herndon Avenue tried to pull over a man for a minor traffic infraction. Bustos said the driver, identified as Alejandro Cedillo, 20, fled south on Highway 41 as one of the occupants of the car tossed away a beverage.

The officer did not pursue and instead called for help from the helicopter.

The car was followed as it left the highway at Ashlan Avenue before stopping at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of North Pleasant Avenue. Three people were detained by officers on the ground.

Cedillo was found to be the driver and he was booked on DUI charges as well as evading charges.

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Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N211FC; accident occurred July 31, 2016 in Newark, Kendall County, Illinois

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage FSDO; Des Plaines, Illinois
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Newark, IL
Accident Number: CEN16LA297
Date & Time: 07/31/2016, 1135 CDT
Registration: N211FC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 31, 2016, about 1135 central daylight time, a Cessna 172F airplane, N211FC, collided with a berm during a forced landing near Newark, Illinois. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to the pilot and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that departed Wittman Regional Airport (OSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin, about 0945, and had the intended destination of Morris Municipal Airport (C09), Morris, Illinois.

The pilot reported that the airplane experienced a sudden loss of engine power about 1 hour 50 minutes into the flight at a cruise altitude of 2,500 ft mean sea level. The engine continued to run but there was an excessive vibration and a significant loss of power. The pilot reported that he increased the fuel mixture to full-rich, confirmed that the fuel selector was positioned to draw fuel from both fuel tanks, and verified that the ignition switch was selected to both. He did not engage the carburetor heat. There was no improvement to engine performance; however, the oil temperature and oil pressure gauges were indicating normal readings. The pilot reported that the engine eventually began to make a "squeaking" noise as it continued to run. The pilot stated that he made a forced landing to an open field because the engine was not producing enough power to maintain altitude. The airplane's nose landing gear collapsed when it impacted a berm during landing roll, and the airplane came to rest in a nose down attitude. The engine firewall and lower fuselage structure were damaged when the nose landing gear collapsed.

The engine was examined by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector after the airplane had been recovered from the field. The FAA Inspector reported that although the engine crankshaft could be rotated by hand, it could not complete a full turn. The upper spark plugs were removed and examined. The upper spark plugs for cylinder Nos. 1-3 exhibited features consistent with normal operation. The upper and lower spark plugs for the No. 4 cylinder exhibited significant impact damage. The No. 4 cylinder was removed and revealed significant impact damage to the piston face and the top of the piston chamber. The No. 4 exhaust valve was not located in its normal position in the cylinder head. A portion of the exhaust valve was found embedded in the cylinder head. Another portion of the exhaust valve and the valve stem were found in the left muffler. About ½ of the No. 4 exhaust valve was located during the examination, and the recovered portions exhibited significant impact damage.

The airplane was powered by a 145-horsepower, 6-cylinder, Continental O-300-D reciprocating engine, serial number 28231-D-3-D. The most recent annual inspection was completed on January 26, 2016. At the time of the accident, the engine had accumulated 2,146.9 hours since its last major overhaul that was completed on January 6, 1989. According to available maintenance documentation, the No. 4 cylinder exhaust valve had not been repaired or replaced since the last engine overhaul. According to the engine maintenance manual, the recommended time between overhaul (TBO) for the O-300-D engine is every 1,800 hours or 12 years, whichever occurs first. FAA regulations do not require Part 91 operators to comply with an engine manufacturer's recommended TBO interval provided the engine meets annual inspection requirements.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/05/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/22/2015
Flight Time:  1267 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1263 hours (Total, this make and model), 1136 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N211FC
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17253173
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/26/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 31 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5036.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: C09, 584 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1135 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 149°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Morris, IL (C09)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0945 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.582500, -88.542222 (est)

Sunday morning at approximately 11:39 a.m., Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 9000 Block of Millbrook Road, just north of Route 71, for a report of a small airplane crash.

Contact was made upon arrival with the pilot, Kurt Englemann, who was uninjured. Englemann was the sole occupant of the plane.

Englemann was flying from Wisconsin.  He told Kendall County Sheriff's deputies that his plane lost power, prompting him to attempt a landing in a field.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been notified, and will complete an investigation.


A pilot made an emergency landing in a farm field in the 9000 block of Millbrook Road south of Plano at approximately 11:38 a.m. today, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.

Police said the pilot, Kurt Englemann, age and address not given, was the sole occupant of the plane and was not hurt.

Englemann told police he was flying from Wisconsin when his plane lost power, prompting him to make the emergency landing.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have been notified, and will complete an investigation, police said.

The 9000 block of Millbrook Road is located south of Silver Springs State Park.


Trick Trikes Storm, N4367X: Accident occurred July 31, 2016 at Valkaria Airport (X59), Malabar, Brevard County, Florida

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Docket And Docket Items -  National Transportation Safety Board:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15

NTSB Identification: ERA16CA278
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 31, 2016 in Valkaria, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: TRICK TRIKES STORM, registration: N4367X
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 of the weight-shift-control aircraft reported that, during takeoff, he pitched upward excessively early for the aircraft’s weight. Several feet above the ground, the aircraft descended and bounced off the runway. The pilot tried to regain control and take off again, but the aircraft came back down and bounced on the runway. The left main landing gear collapsed, and the aircraft slid down the runway about 75 ft before coming to rest. The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the aircraft that would have precluded normal operation. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the fuselage was substantially damaged. 

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

The pilot’s premature rotation during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and a hard landing.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Two people were taken to the hospital after an ultralight small plane crash Sunday morning.

John Martinez, with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, told Fox 35's David Williams, the call about the crash at Valkaria Airport came in at 7:10 a.m., Sunday.

According to Martinez, a caller said the plane started to take off, when the plane hit the ground hard and bounced.

Martinez said the caller told authorities both male passengers were ejected from the small experimental aircraft.

Both men, one in his late 60's, the other in his mid 50's were taken to Holmes Regional Hospital. One of the men was taken by helicopter, the other taken by ambulance.

Martinez said both men had non-life threatening injuries. A sheriff's deputy on scene told Fox 35 both men are expected to be okay Sunday.

According to Martinez, the pilot of the aircraft was experienced.

A Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy on scene said the Federal Aviation Administration is en route to investigate the crash.

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Two people were seriously injured when an ultralight aircraft crashed early Sunday near Valkaria Airport in Grant-Valkaria.

The crash was reported just after 7:20 a.m. at the airport, which is west of U.S. 1 on Valkaria Road in Grant-Valkiria, a mostly rural community southeast of Palm Bay.

Several fire-rescue crews from Brevard County and Palm Bay responded to the site.

The type of aircraft was described by authorities as an ultralight.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known but the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the incident.

Paramedics initially requested two medical helicopters. One of the flights was cancelled a short time later. One of the crash victims was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The second patient was taken to the hospital by ground transport.  An investigation is underway.