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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Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N211FC: Incident occurred July 31, 2016 in Newark, Kendall County, Illinois

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA W. Chicago-DuPage (NON Part 121) FSDO-03

Date: 31-JUL-16
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N211FC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
State: Illinois


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.