Monday, August 15, 2016

Airline Industry Seeks Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Battery Shipments

The world’s main airline trade groups and European and U.S. lithium battery makers are seeking tighter product-quality and sourcing enforcement, saying a ban on shipments in passenger airliners risks being extended to cargo carriers.

Governments need to enforce regulations more strictly against “rogue producers and exporters,” and impose stiffer penalties on companies that put shipments of improperly tested batteries on cargo aircraft, the International Air Transport Association, International Air Cargo Association and three manufacturers’ or shipping lobbies said Monday in a joint statement.

“We’ve had regulations in place for a long time, and they’re regularly strengthened but the frustration is the failure of some states to step in and enforce the regulations,” said Dave Brennan, an assistant director at IATA for cargo safety and standards, said by phone from the group’s Geneva headquarters. In some countries, manufacturing is outpacing overseers’ ability to check standards, while some nations’ aviation authorities lack the legal means to impose fines without going to court, he said.

Growth of worldwide shipments of lithium-ion batteries, which power devices such as smartphones, laptops and toys, is projected to average 20 percent annually for the next decade or so after reaching about $16 billion last year. Three freighter blazes have been linked to lithium battery shipments, including the crash of a Boeing Co. 747 freighter in Dubai in 2010 that killed two United Parcel Service pilots.

The United Nations’ air-industry regulator, the International Civil Aviation Organization, banned any shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries as cargo on passenger planes earlier this year, following a warning in mid-2015 by aircraft manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus Group SE. The interim prohibition is in force while ICAO works on a new lithium-battery package-performance standard, expected by 2018. Non-rechargeable versions were already banned in 2004.

While smaller incidents involving lithium ion batteries must be reported to civil aviation regulators, both in the country where the airline is registered, and in the country from which the shipment came, they’re not necessarily publicized, IATA’s Brennan said.

“Airlines don’t necessarily tell us: they tend to be fairly reluctant at sharing the information,”’ he said. “They don’t want anything out in the public arena suggesting they carry dangerous goods, even though the blame isn’t with the airline itself.”

Source: http://www.bloomberg.com

Baby Great Lakes, N110MD: Accident occurred September 03, 2016 in Mazama, Okanogan County, Washington

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

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N110MD


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA485
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 03, 2016 in Mazama, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: DORMAIER MONTE R BABY GREAT LAKES, registration: N110MD
Injuries: 1 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspector that responded to the accident site reported that the pilot of the experimental, amateur built, tailwheel landing gear-equipped bi-plane reported to the inspector, that during the takeoff roll the bi-plane drifted off the left side of the turf and gravel runway.

The pilot reported that after he had completed his engine run-up and all indications were normal, he lightly applied power and began his takeoff roll from a concrete pad at the approach end of the runway. He reported to the inspector that the bi-plane began to drift to the left and he did not feel as though he had rudder authority, so he added more power with the intent to increase the airflow over the rudder, but the torque from the added power exacerbated the loss of control. 

The bi-plane drifted further left, exited the runway, and struck a post that supported a satellite dish and subsequently struck a tree. The bi-plane sustained substantial damage to the four wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported to the inspector that in hindsight it would have been better to abort the takeoff.

The FAA Inspector reported that during the airplane examination he did not find any evidence of aircraft system or component failure prior to the impact. 

The NTSB Investigator-in-charge attempted to contact the pilot on multiple occasions to no avail. The pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a runway excursion.

Fatal accident occurred August 14, 2016 near Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport (61C), Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov,  and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

Date: 14-AUG-16
Time: 14:42:00Z
Regis#: UNKNOWN
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: FORT ATKINSON
State: Wisconsin

ULTRALIGHT, UNKNOWN REGISTRATION MAKE MODEL, CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE 1 PERSON ON BOARD SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, 1 MILE FROM FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN.






JEFFERSON — A 63-year-old Janesville man died after his ultralight aircraft lost power and crashed just after taking off from the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport Sunday morning.

The 9:42 a.m. crash took place at W5797 Wendorf Lane in the Town of Jefferson, south of the airport.

The pilot, Ronald Norton was alone in the plane, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. He died from injuries sustained in the crash early Monday morning at UW Hospital in Madison.

Sheriff’s office Capt. Jerry Haferman said Norton reportedly departed from the Fort Atkinson airport and was experiencing engine problems, so he attempted to glide the aircraft to a smooth field.

“Witnesses said they had seen the ultralight and it looks like one of the wings tipped downward and saw it fall to the ground,” Haferman said.

Town of Jefferson resident John Mansavage said he saw the incident from his home.

A former pilot himself, Mansavage regularly observes planes taking off from the airport flying over his home.

“There was no wind and, in fact, it was a perfect morning to be out in an airplane,” he said. “As it was taking off, it came right over the house. I looked up and I thought, ‘that thing is kind of low and loud.’ Suddenly there was a change in the sound of the engine.”

Mansavage said the engine was not sputtering, but actually appeared to have revved up.

The aircraft was out over the Rock River and banked, apparently intent on heading back toward the airport.

“It struck me as odd how quickly it lost altitude,” Man­savage said. “ It kind of went down like a brick.”

From his point of view, he said, the aircraft was not likely much higher than 500 feet.

Mansavage said the ultralight still was climbing from takeoff when the event happened and it engaged in the turn.

While he had no direct vantage point of the crash due to trees and it being across the river, he heard it.

“You can’t erase that sound hearing the impact,” Mansavage said. “I did not see it because of the trees, but I saw it go down. It takes few seconds to process what happened. That will kind of ruin your morning.”

Mansavage called 911 to alert emergency personnel to the incident.

When the aircraft crashed striking a tree, it caught on fire, about 50 feet from a nearby home on Wendorf Lane.

Haferman said Norton was able to extricate himself from the wreckage.

In addition to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office dep­uties, Fort Atkinson Fire Department Rescue Squad, Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service and the Fort Memorial Hospital paramedic unit responded to the scene.

Fort Atkinson Fire Department Lt. Dion Brown said when firefighters arrived on scene, the aircraft was engulfed in flames.

“We set up a hose line to put that out,” he said.

Ryan Brothers and the paramedics were treating Norton.

Based on the assessment of his injuries, which included extensive burns, Med-Flight was contacted to respond directly to Fort Memorial Hospital and transfer Norton to UW Hospital in Madison where he died early Monday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Bureau were contacted. At presstime, it had not been determined whether the FAA and NTSB would be responding to the investigation or if it would be handled by the sheriff’s office.

Source:   http://www.dailyunion.com






JEFFERSON COUNTY —  Jefferson County Sheriff’s officials say a pilot has died after his ultralight airplane crashed and caught fire on Sunday, August 14th. The victim has been identified as 63-year-old Ronald Norton of Janesville.

The crash occurred on CTH K, south of Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport around 9:40 a.m.

Authorities say Norton began experiencing engine problems after taking off from the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport. Norton attempted to glide the ultralight to a smooth field, but was unable to and crashed to the ground. The ultralight then caught fire.

Officials say Norton was able to extricate himself from the ultralight. He was transported to the Fort Atkinson Hospital and then to UW Madison Hospital.

Norton died early Monday morning, August 15th.

The crash remains under investigation.

Source:   http://fox6now.com

Pilatus PC-12/45, Boutique Air, N512NG: Incident occurred August 14, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah

TARGARYEN LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N512NG

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07

Date: 15-AUG-16
Time: 02:02:00Z
Regis#: N512NG
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: On Demand
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Flight Number: BTQ905
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: Utah

N512NG BOUTIQUE AIR FLIGHT BTQ905 PILATUS PC12 AIRCRAFT, ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.

Cessna 150A, N7157X: Accident occurred August 15, 2016 in North Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire

http://registry.faa.gov/N7157X

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65



NTSB Identification: GAA16CA432
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 15, 2016 in North Conway, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N7157X
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 while en-route to his destination airport, he saw a "small area of rain" ahead. He further reported that he "circled around for a while" awaiting for the weather to clear, but during the circling he "ran out of fuel" and the engine lost power. Subsequently, the pilot landed in a corn field and the airplane nosed over.

The firewall sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot did not report any 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 improper fuel management, which resulted in fuel exhaustion, a total loss of engine power, a forced landing, and nose over.

CONWAY — The owner of the Cessna 150 airplane that plopped down in a North Conway cornfield Monday morning said he had rented out the plane to a pilot who crashed it because he ran out of gas.

The owner, Florian Corriveau, 73, of Whitefield, was busy Tuesday at the site trying to remove the plane.

No one was injured during the emergency landing following a loss of engine power, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is conducting an investigation of the crash.

The plane landed at 10:35 a.m. in the cornfield behind Dunkin' Donuts north of Echo Acres Road, according to neighbors who heard the plane flying low and the FAA, which did not release the pilot's name.

The plane is a single-engine fixed-wing model that was manufactured in 1961.

On Tuesday afternoon, Corriveau provided few details while disassembling the plane, which was going to be loaded onto a trailer for its trip back to Whitefield.

"I'm going to try and get this out of here before the rain starts up," said Corriveau, explaining he didn't have much time to chat.

About a dozen people were at the field, including federal and state investigators; North Conway Fire Chief Pat Preece; a friend of Corriveau's, David Presby of Whitefield; and several staff members of a company he owns, Presby Environmental, who were helping Corriveau remove the plane.

Presby said a few other people just showed up and offered to help.

An online search shows that Corriveau is president of a company called Roll-In-Aero based out of Whitefield. Online paperwork with the New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office says the company does flight instruction, fuel sales, charter flights and aerial photography. The company was formed in 1990.

Corriveau declined to give the name of the pilot who had rented the plane to him but did say the pilot had run out of gas.

No one was reported injured in the crash, which flipped the plane over on its roof, and Corriveau said he believes the pilot is doing fine.

However, he said he wasn't sure if the airplane was salvageable and would find out more once it was taken apart.

Corriveau said he's been flying since 1960.

Investigators at the scene wouldn't comment and referred the reporter to the FAA's public relations office, which had no new information to offer at press time.

Presby said he was there to help his friend Corriveau get the plane out of the field. He said they were in the process of taking the wings off the plane and would put the main body of the plane on one trailer, the wings on another trailer, and then haul it away and reassemble it elsewhere.

Presby said he was confident the plane could be fixed. He has helped recover six or seven airplanes in his life.

"It's not all that badly damaged," he said. "I've seen a whole lot worse."

He said the plane weighs less than 1,000 pounds and could be loaded onto a standard trailer.

The plane was upside-down when they arrived but he and his crew were able to pick up the plane by hand and roll it over.

"It looks big, but it's really light," he said.

Presby said there wasn't much fluid leakage because the plane was out of gas.

He said he and his crew were helping his old friend gratis since Corriveau has been a good friend for 15 years. 

"He said, 'I got a problem,' and I said 'I'll go help you,' and here I am," said Presby.

Presby believes the pilot was coming back from Pennsylvania. 

David Cullinan, manager of Eastern Slopes Regional Airport in Fryeburg, Maine, said the pilot had practiced take offs and landings at the airport on Monday but added that the pilot didn't get out of the plane in Fryeburg.

Cullinan said "fuel exhaustion" is not unheard of. He said that can be caused by an undetected fuel leak or complacency. He said airplane fuel evaporates quickly.

"It happens," he said.

Source:   http://www.conwaydailysun.com

NORTH CONWAY — Rescue crews are on scene of plane crash that happened at 10:35 a.m. Monday.

There were no injuries reported after the Cessna 150 airplane landed in a field near North Conway.

The FAA is investigating the crash. The aircraft is registered as a fixed wing, single-engine aircraft owned by Florian J. Corriveau, of Whitefield.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board records, the plane crashed before in 1969 when the pilot overshot a runway in Rochester. The pilot is not named in that incident but the report does give the pilot's age as 19 at that time.

Source:  http://www.nh1.com

NORTH CONWAY - A Cessna 150A registered to a North Country man lost power and crash landed about 10:35 a.m. Monday in a field off West Side Road.

Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration said his agency is investigating. He said the plane is registered to Florian J. Corriveau of Whitefield.

No injuries were reported and the scene has been cordoned off. Not even the media is being allowed to approach, according to a representative of the Conway Police Department.

The fixed-wing, single-engine Cessna is 45 years old, according to FAA records.

Source:   http://www.unionleader.com

Eurocopter AS-350B-2, Air Methods Corp, N125LN: Incident occurred August 14, 2016 in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia

AIR METHODS CORP: http://registry.faa.gov/N125LN

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

Date: 14-AUG-16
Time: 23:47:00Z
Regis#: N125LN
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MARIETTA
State: Georgia

N125LN EUROCOPTER AS 350 ROTORCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN THE GRASS AREA OFF THE RUNWAY, MARIETTA, GEORGIA.

Bellanca 7ECA, Wild River Flying Club Inc., N50437: Accident occurred August 14, 2016 in Lino Lakes, Anoka County, Minnesota

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA324
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Lino Lakes, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N50437
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

The private pilot and flight instructor were performing a recurrent training flight in the tailwheel-equipped airplane. Both pilots reported that the takeoff roll and acceleration on the 1,900-ft grass runway seemed normal. As the airplane approached the predetermined decision point, they decided to continue the takeoff. The airplane became airborne near the end of the runway, and the wheels contacted vegetation past the departure end. The airplane slowed, settled into a marshy area, and came to rest inverted. 

Postaccident examination of the airplane and engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Review of the airplane's performance data indicated that, under the conditions present at the time of the accident, the airplane’s ground run would be about 546 ft, and the distance to clear a 50-ft obstacle would be about 1,192 ft. However, review of carburetor icing probability charts indicated the potential for moderate icing at cruise power, and serious icing at descent power. The flight instructor reported that, during the takeoff roll, the carburetor heat was off. Thus, it is likely that carburetor ice accumulated during taxi and run-up before the takeoff, which resulted in a loss of engine power and reduced takeoff performance.  

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A partial loss of engine power due to the formation of carburetor ice, which resulted in reduced climb capability and impact with vegetation and terrain during takeoff.

WILD RIVER FLYING CLUB INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N50437

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Minneapolis FSDO-15


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA324
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Lino Lakes, MN
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N50437
Injuries: 2 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 August 14, 2016, about 1420 central daylight time, a Bellanca 7ECA, N50437, collided with swampy terrain and nosed over during takeoff at Surfside Airport (MN24), Lino Lakes, Minnesota. The two pilots aboard were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Wild River Flying Club, Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, and was destined for Osceola (KOEO), Wisconsin.

According to the pilots, the takeoff roll seemed normal. The airplane's wheels brushed the bushes at the departure end of the runway. Unable to climb, the airplane landed in a marshy area off the end of the runway and nosed over.

Cessna 180, N180SB: Incident occurred August 14, 2016 in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N180SB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oakland FSDO-27


Date: 14-AUG-16

Time: 03:30:00Z
Regis#: N180SB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HEALDSBURG
State: California

DURING AN ATTEMPT TO HAND CRANK THE PROPELLER, THE ENGINE STARTED AND MOVED ACROSS THE RAMP.


AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH CHUTE DEPLOYED. 

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP.

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N78242: Accident occurred August 14, 2016 at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport (KFTT), Callaway County, Missouri

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N78242


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA St. Louis FSDO-62


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA473 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Fulton, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N78242
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 during the initial touchdown he “got a bad bounce.” On the third bounce the nose wheel “gave way and the propeller impacted the ground.” 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. 

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

The Federal Aviation Administration has published the Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3B (2016). This handbook discusses porpoising and states in part:

In a bounced landing that is improperly recovered, the airplane comes in nose first initiating a series of motions that imitate the jumps and dives of a porpoise. The problem is improper airplane attitude at touchdown, sometimes caused by inattention, not knowing where the ground is, miss-trimming or forcing the airplane onto the runway.

Ground effect decreases elevator control effectiveness and increases the effort required to raise the nose. Not enough elevator or stabilator trim can result in a nose low contact with the runway and a porpoise develops.

Porpoising can also be caused by improper airspeed control. Usually, if an approach is too fast, the airplane floats and the pilot tries to force it on the runway when the airplane still wants to fly. A gust of wind, a bump in the runway, or even a slight tug on the control wheel will send the air plane aloft again. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s improper landing flare and subsequent improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in the airplane porpoising. 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA473
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Fulton, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N78242
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 during the initial touchdown he "got a bad bounce". On the third bounce the nose wheel "gave way and the propeller impacted the ground".

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. 

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

The Federal Aviation Administration has published the Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3B (2016). This handbook discusses porpoising and states in part:

In a bounced landing that is improperly recovered, the airplane comes in nose first initiating a series of motions that imitate the jumps and dives of a porpoise. The problem is improper airplane attitude at touchdown, sometimes caused by inattention, not knowing where the ground is, miss-trimming or forcing the airplane onto the runway.

Ground effect decreases elevator control effectiveness and increases the effort required to raise the nose. Not enough elevator or stabilator trim can result in a nose low contact with the runway and a porpoise develops.

Porpoising can also be caused by improper airspeed control. Usually, if an approach is too fast, the airplane floats and the pilot tries to force it on the runway when the airplane still wants to fly. A gust of wind, a bump in the runway, or even a slight tug on the control wheel will send the airplane aloft again.

Taylorcraft F-19 Sportsman, N3682T: Accident occurred August 14, 2016 in Beluga, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N3682T

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: ANC16CA058
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 14, 2016 in Beluga, AK
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT AVIATION CORP F19, registration: N3682T

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

Date: 14-AUG-16
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N3682T
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: F19
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BELUGA
State: Alaska

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ON A ROADWAY STRIP, FLIPPED OVER, 7 MILES FROM BELUGA, ALASKA.

Cessna C182RG, N2696C: Incident occurred August 14, 2016 -and- accident occurred February 04, 2012 Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS), Colorado

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
PETERSON AFB AERO CLUB

http://registry.faa.gov/N2696C

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

Date: 14-AUG-16
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N2696C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: Colorado

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

NTSB Identification: CEN12CA157 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 04, 2012 in Colorado Springs, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/02/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N2696C
Injuries: 1 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 was conducting a series of practice accuracy landings in preparation for a checkride. He reported that he inadvertently forgot to extend the landing gear. He added that he did not remember hearing the landing gear warning horn just before touchdown because he had allowed himself to become fixated on maneuvering the aircraft to the precise landing point. The airplane touched down on the runway surface with the landing gear retracted, which caused substantial damage to the fuselage structure. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot did not extend the landing gear before landing.


The Air Force and federal investigators are probing a Saturday incident that closed a runway at the Colorado Springs Airport.

Officials say a single-engine Cessna hit the runway with its landing gear retracted and skidded to a stop. The pilot, who sources said may have forgotten to deploy the gear, was unhurt. The pilot, who officials did not name, was the only person aboard the plane, said John McGinely, airport spokesman.

The plane was heavily damaged.

Firefighters were called the runway just after 2:20 p.m. as the plane, a Cessna Skylane, skidded over the concrete. The plane’s propeller slammed into runway, and the belly of the aircraft dragged sparks. The plane, though, did not catch fire.

The incident happened on a runway that wasn’t being used by commercial planes, so flights at the airport were not delayed. The runways at the airport are shared with neighboring Peterson Air Force Base.

The pilot had rented the Cessna from the Peterson Air Force Base Aero Club, McGinely said. In a news release, Peterson Air Force Base said the pilot landed with “an abnormal landing gear configuration on the airport’s runway 35-Right.”

“The 21st Space Wing’s Safety Office is conducting an investigation in concert with National Transportation Safety Board requirements,” the Air Force said.

The plane was hauled to a hangar, where investigators will examine it for evidence of what caused the belly-landing.

Peterson’s Aero Club is a recreation program run by the base that offers low-cost flight opportunities to military members and retirees. The Cessna that made the belly-landing and several like it are in frequent use at the airport as part of the program.

Piper PA-34-200T, Eli Air Center Inc., N8166U (and) Cessna 500 Citation 1, Strong Tower Services LLC Trustee, N70SW: Accident occurred August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

ELI AIR CENTER INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N8166U

STRONG TOWER SERVICES LLC TRUSTEE: http://registry.faa.gov/N70SW

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA454A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA 34-200T, registration: N8166U

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

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA454B
14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 500, registration: N70SW

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


AIRCRAFT ON TAXI, PROPELLER STRUCK A PARKED AIRCRAFT, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA.

Date: 13-AUG-16
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N8166U
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: Florida

United Airbus A320-200, N431UA: Incident occurred August 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado

http://registry.faa.gov/N431UA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

Date: 13-AUG-16
Time: 12:22:00Z
Regis#: N431UA
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: UAL-United Airlines
Flight Number: UAL1618
City: DENVER
State: Colorado

N431UA UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT UAL1618 AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE, BIRDS WERE INGESTED INTO THE NUMBER ONE ENGINE, AIRCRAFT RETURNED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, DENVER, COLORADO.

Piper J3C-65, N24878: Incident occurred August 13, 2016 in Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

http://registry.faa.gov/N24878

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Minneapolis FSDO-15

Date: 13-AUG-16
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N24878
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
City: WILLMAR
State: Minnesota

AIRCRAFT DURING HAND-PROPPING, SPUN AROUND AND PROPELLER STRUCK THE GROUND, WILLMAR, MINNESOTA.

CarbonCub CCK-1865, N625EX: Accident occurred August 13, 2016 in Wasilla, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N625EX

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03


Date: 13-AUG-16
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N625EX
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WASILLA
State: Alaska

AIRCRAFT, EXPERIMENTAL CARBON CUB CCCK1865, ON LANDING GROUND LOOPED, WASILLA, ALASKA.

Consolidated Vultee BT-13A, N53331: Accident occurred August 12, 2016 in Joseph, Wallowa County, Oregon

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N53331

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA429
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Joseph, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED VULTEE BT13, registration: N53331
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 the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll he lost directional control, which resulted in a ground loop to the left, a runway excursion, both main landing gear collapse, and substantial damage to the airplane's left aileron and elevator.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact 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 maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and damage to the left aileron and elevator.

Jetblue Airbus A320-200, N632JB: Accident occurred August 12, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota

JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP: http://registry.faa.gov/N632JB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Rapid City FSDO-27

Date: 12-AUG-16
Time: 01:40:00Z
Regis#: N632JB
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: JBU-JetBlue Airways
Flight Number: JBU429
City: RAPID CITY
State: South Dakota

N632JB JETBLUE FLIGHT JBU429 AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE, 2 PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES, 20 PERSONS ON BOARD SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES, DAMAGE TO AIRCRAFT TO BE DETERMINED, DIVERTED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Cessna 152, Hillsboro Aero Academy LLC, N48440: Accident occurred August 12, 2016 in Portland, Oregon

HILLSBORO AERO ACADEMY LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N48440

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA431
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 12, 2016 in Hillsboro, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N48440

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

Date: 12-AUG-16
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N48440
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HILLSBORO
State: Oregon

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, STRUCK ITS TAIL AND A TAXIWAY LIGHT, PORTLAND, OREGON.

Glastar GS-1, N9TZ: Incident occurred August 12, 2016 in Joseph Wallowa County, Oregon

http://registry.faa.gov/N9TZ

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

Date: 12-AUG-16
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N9TZ
Aircraft Make: STODDARD HAMILTON
Aircraft Model: GLASAIR
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: JOSEPH
State: Oregon

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ON GRASS, GROUND LOOPED, JOSEPH, OREGON.

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, Melbourne Inc., N737TD: Incident occurred August 12, 2016 in Broomfield, Colorado

MELBOURNE INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N737TD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

Date: 12-AUG-16
Time: 16:07:00Z
Regis#: N737TD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: None
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BROOMFIELD
State: Colorado

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH, BROOMFIELD, COLORADO.