Monday, September 12, 2016

Cessna 172M, Flight Train Monroe LLC, N5283R: Accident occurred September 11, 2016 near Covington Municipal Airport (KCVC), Newton County, Georgia

FLIGHT TRAIN MONROE LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N5283R

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA483
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Covington, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5283R

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 FORCE LANDED ON A HIGHWAY AND STRUCK A ROAD SIGN, NEAR COVINGTON, GEORGIA.

Date: 12-SEP-16
Time: 03:45:00Z
Regis#: N5283R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: COVINGTON
State: Georgia

After running out of fuel and making an emergency landing on I-20 in Newton County, a small plane sits in the plane parking area at Covington Municipal Airport, waiting for inspection by FAA officials. The only apparent damage to the plan is a small dent that can be see on the front end of the right wing (far left in photo). It is not known if the dent was caused by the emergency landing, or was already there.



COVINGTON - FAA investigators are at the Covington Municipal Airport today, examining a small plane after the pilot reportedly ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing on Interstate 20 west near mile marker 95 just before midnight Saturday. The plane landed safely and no one was injured.

A Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report identifies the pilot as Jeremy James Dupree, 38, of Covington. Dupree told deputies that he was flying from Valdosta to Monroe in his 1974 Cessna 172 when he ran out of fuel and had to make an emergency landing on I-20.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, they received a call at 11:57 p.m. from Dupree stating he had just landed on I-20. Dupree was able to move the plane into the grass and it was not blocking any travel lanes.

Police and emergency vehicles, along with the FAA and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, responded to the scene. Dupree was able to put more fuel in his plane and, with deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office shutting down I-20 briefly, was able to taxi his plane off the interstate at the Ga. Highway 142 exit.

The plane was transported to the Covington Municipal Airport and parked in the aircraft parking area. The only damage that could be seen on the plane was a small dent in the front side end of the right wing. It is not known if the damage was caused in the landing or was already there.

Source:   http://www.rockdalecitizen.com

Beech V35B Bonanza, N6658K: Incident occurred September 10, 2016 in Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (and) Accident occurred May 21, 2012 in Norwich, Chenango County, New York

http://registry.faa.gov/N6658K

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boston FSDO-61

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED, BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS. 

Date: 10-SEP-16
Time: 13:22:00Z
Regis#: N6658K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BEDFORD
State: Massachusetts

NTSB Identification: ERA12CA359
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 21, 2012 in Norwich, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/2012
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N6658K
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 landing in a left crosswind, the right main landing gear touched down first, followed by the left main landing gear, and the airplane veered left. The pilot performed a go-around and made a second landing without further incident. However, subsequent examination of the airplane revealed that the left wing had been substantially damaged due to contact with the runway during the first attempted landing. The pilot stated that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Review of weather data revealed that the wind was from about 50 degrees left of the runway heading at 12 knots at the time of the landing.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain airplane control while landing in a crosswind.

Cessna 170B, Yellowstone Welding Inc., N8335A: Accident occurred September 10, 2016 in Sidney, Richland County, Montana

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

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA492
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Sidney, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N8335A
Injuries: 3 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, during the instructional flight in a tailwheel-equipped airplane, the student pilot bounced the landing. The airplane bounced off the grass airstrip, and the flight instructor took the flight controls, but the airplane drifted to the left and into a drainage ditch. The flight instructor reported that he corrected with right rudder application to ease the airplane out of the ditch, but the left landing gear tire deflated, and the left wing and the tail struck the ground. The airplane yawed to the left, the instructor corrected the yaw, and the airplane rolled onto the runway and stopped. The left wing, left aileron, and the elevator sustained substantial damage.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have prevented normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, and the flight instructor’s inability to recover the airplane, which resulted in a runway excursion.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Helena, Montana

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

Yellowstone Welding Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N8335A

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA492
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Sidney, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N8335A
Injuries: 3 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 during the instructional flight in a tailwheel equipped airplane, the student pilot bounced the landing. The airplane bounced off the grass airstrip and the flight instructor reported that he took the flight controls, but the airplane drifted to the left and into a drainage ditch. The flight instructor reported that he corrected with right rudder application to ease the airplane out of the ditch, but the left landing gear tire deflated and the left wing and the tail struck the ground. The airplane yawed to the left, the instructor corrected the yaw and the airplane rolled onto the runway and stopped. The left wing, left aileron and the elevator sustained substantial damage.

The flight instructor reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies prior to landing in the ditch that would have prevented normal flight operation.

Air Cam, N322BD: Accident occurred September 10, 2016 in McCall, Valley County, Idaho

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/N322BD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA522
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2016 in McCall, ID
Aircraft: DIETERICH ROBERT A AIR CAM, registration: N322BD
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.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector, the pilot made a hard landing and the left main landing gear wheel separated from the airplane. Subsequently, the pilot aborted the landing, and on the second landing, the airplane ground looped.

The airplane received substantial damage to the lift struts and lower fuselage.

After multiple attempts to contact the pilot, the pilot did not fill out the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report, or talk to the National Transportation Safety Board in regard to the accident.

Cessna 177RG Cardinal, N52061: Incident occurred September 09, 2016 in Whitefield, Coos County, New Hampshire

http://registry.faa.gov/N52061

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, WHITEFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE.  

Date: 09-SEP-16
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N52061
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WHITEFIELD
State: New Hampshire

Van's RV-6A, N70KD: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Burley, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N70KD

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A HIGHWAY, NEAR BURLEY, IDAHO.  

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 17:03:00Z
Regis#: N70KD
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BURLEY
State: Idaho

Piper PA46R-350T, AirTrek Investments Ltd., N563WT: Accident occurred September 08, 2016 in Reserve, Catron County, New Mexico

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

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

AIRTREK INVESTMENTS LTD:   http://registry.faa.gov/N563WT

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Albuquerque FSDO-01


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA505
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 08, 2016 in Reserve, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC PA46R, registration: N563WT
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 landing at dusk, he attempted to activate the pilot controlled lighting system, but was not successful. He further reported that there was a significant left crosswind, and that perhaps he did not crab enough. The airplane touched down on the grass to the right of the runway, he applied left rudder, the airplane veered to the left, crossed the runway, and continued off the runway to the left into rough terrain. The nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest in a nose down position.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 

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

According to the pilot, the weather at the time of the accident was wind 170 degrees true at 11 knots. The airplane landed on runway 24. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing with a crosswind.

Vans RV-6, N77GT: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Jerome, Idaho (and) Accident occurred June 04, 2013 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

http://registry.faa.gov/N77GT

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING SUSTAINED TAIL WHEEL DAMAGE, JERMONE, IDAHO  

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N77GT
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: JEROME
State: Idaho
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NTSB Identification: CEN13CA316
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 2013 in Brookfield, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: SHELDRICK JOHN H RV-6, registration: N77GT
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 he approached the airport, intending to land on the grass runway. He said that his approach was high and he introduced a slip in order to lose altitude. During the slip, the airplane turned to the left, which he did not notice. He continued the landing and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer and rudder. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane. Postaccident examination revealed that the airplane was landed in a marsh about 400 yards north of the east-west oriented runway.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain runway alignment and his failure to recognize that the airplane had drifted away from the runway prior to landing.































Beech M35 Bonanza, N702TS: Incident occurred September 10, 2016 in Denton, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N702TS

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19

AIRCRAFT STRUCK HANGAR DOORS, DENTON, TEXAS.  

Date: 10-SEP-16
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N702TS
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: DENTON
State: Texas

Vans RV-3B, N313RV: Accident occurred September 11, 2016 at Gastons Airport (3M0), Lakeview, Baxter County, Arkansas

http://registry.faa.gov/N313RV

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON A REJECTED TAKEOFF, FLIPPED OVER, GASTONS AIRPORT, LAKEVIEW, ARKANSAS.  

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N313RV
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV3
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: LAKEVIEW
State: Arkansas

Cessna 310F, PilotStar Inc., N6714X: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas

PILOTSTAR INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6714X

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fort Worth AFW FSDO-19

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, GRANBURY, TEXAS.  

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N6714X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GRANBURY
State: Texas

Ryan NAVION A, Aviators Clubs Inc., N4859K: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas

AVIATORS CLUBS INC:    http://registry.faa.gov/N4859K

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Little Rock FSDO-11


AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS.  


Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: N4859K
Aircraft Make: RYAN
Aircraft Model: NAVION
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PINE BLUFF
State: Arkansas

Delta Airlines, Boeing 717-200, N958AT: Incident occurred September 09, 2016 in Seattle, King County, Washington

http://registry.faa.gov/N958AT

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Seattle FSDO-01

N958AT DELTA AIRLINES FLIGHT DAL198 BOEING 717 AIRCRAFT WHILE AT THE GATE LOADING PASSENGERS, FUSELAGE WAS STRUCK BY TRUCK, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO FUSELAGE IS MINOR, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.  

Date: 09-SEP-16
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N958AT
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 717
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Minor
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Aircraft Operator: DAL-Delta Air Lines
Flight Number: DAL198
City: SEATTLE
State: Washington

Sonex, N7659B: Accident occurred September 11, 2016 near Indian Hills Airpark (2AZ1), Salome, La Paz County, Arizona

http://registry.faa.gov/N7659B

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED NEAR THE INDIAN HILLS AIRPORT, SALOME, ARIZONA.  

Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 15:25:00Z
Regis#: N7659B
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Substantial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: SALOME
State: Arizona

Mooney M20D, N6919U: Accident occurred September 11, 2016 in Brodhead, Wisconsin

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 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6919U


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13


NTSB Identification: CEN16CA383
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Brodhead, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: MOONEY M20D, registration: N6919U
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 private pilot arrived to a turf strip to attend a fly-in event on the day of the accident. During departure, the pilot stated he applied full aft yoke during the takeoff roll and lifted off with a nose high attitude. Soon after takeoff, the airplane banked left and descended into a cornfield, which damaged the firewall. The pilot attributed his nose high attitude immediately after takeoff to an improper nose up trim setting, as he had not set the airplane's elevator trim to the takeoff position in accordance with the before takeoff checklist. The pilot reported 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 loss of airplane control during initial climb due to an excessively nose-high attitude. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to properly set the elevator trim before takeoff in accordance with the Before Takeoff checklist.

Piper PA-18-150, N13833: Accident occurred September 08, 2016 in Gulkana, Alaska

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N13833

FAA Flight Standards District Office:FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA482
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 08, 2016 in Gulkana, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA18, registration: N13833
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 the left wing of the airplane impacted a tree while maneuvering at low altitude. He further reported that he continued to his intended destination and landed without further incident. 

After he landed, a subsequent exam of the left wing revealed substantial damage to the left aileron. 

The pilot reported 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 a tree while maneuvering at low altitude.

Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III, RCS3 LLC, N821ET: Fatal accident occurred September 11, 2016 at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO), Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

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

RCS3 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N821ET

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Reno FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: WPR16FA178
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Reno, NV
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28R-201T, registration: N821ET
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

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

On September 11, 2016, at 1813 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-201T, N821ET, collided with vehicles in an airport parking lot after takeoff from Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada. The airplane was registered to RCS3 LLC, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The cross-country flight was destined for San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed.

According to multiple witnesses, the airplane began its takeoff roll from the threshold of Runway 25, and following rotation, climbed to about 200 ft above ground level before leveling off. The airplane then began to veer to the right of centerline, and about 90 seconds after giving the takeoff clearance, the tower controller, concerned that the airplane was not gaining altitude, asked the pilot, "...are you ok?" The pilot responded, "Negative we got ah, we got a problem".

The pilot did not make any further transmissions, and security camera video recordings and radar data revealed that the airplane continued at the same altitude, and had now veered about 1,500 ft right of the runway centerline. The airplane then began a descending right turn back towards the airport, and about 600 ft prior to reaching the main terminal ramp, the right wing struck a lamp post in the long-term parking lot. The outboard section of the wing separated, and the airplane immediately rolled right, striking parked automobiles and the ground.

The airframe sustained crush damage through to the vertical stabilizer during the impact sequence, and the engine and remnants of the right wing had become detached from the cabin. All major sections of the airplane were recovered at the accident site, and fifteen automobiles had been damaged during the impact.

The passenger, who was located in the rear left seat, had been arrested earlier that morning in Nevada by a Bail bondsman, after a series of warrants for her arrest had been issued in California. The flight was to be for her relocation to California, with a California-based Bail bondsman located in the front right seat, and his associate piloting the airplane from the front left seat. The arrested passenger had been restrained on the rear seat by the lap belt; her legs were cuffed by leg-irons, and her hands were cuffed to her waist through a belly chain.

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.



RENO, Nevada (KGO) -- Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating why the Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III crashed right after take-off from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Sunday evening with three people on board.

All three victims have been identified. The pilot was Robert Drescher, a 57-year-old male from Stevenson Ranch in Southern California.

The second was Ed Mumbert, 46, from Santa Cruz. Mumbert was a long-time bail bondsman based in the South Bay. He was bringing back a client he had hunted down who skipped bail. She has been identified as Ronni Hernandez, 34. Her city of residence is unknown.

The Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III was bound for San Carlos when it smashed into the airport parking lot.

Mumbert's death was confirmed to ABC7 News by family pastor Dick Bernal of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose.

"I don't know the pilot, but he was a colleague," said Bernal.

Mumbert worked by himself, but once had an office in San Jose. He was a member of the Jubilee Congregation and would sometimes provide security when pastor Bernal went overseas to potentially dangerous places.

"Ed was always there. Generous, big heart, 400-pound rugby player, great athlete. Everybody loved Ed," he said.

The church now will be planning a memorial service as family members arrive from Idaho and Southern California. T

"You didn't want to run. Ed would find you. He'd find you in Ohio, he'd find you in China. He would find you. If you ran, Ed would find you," said Bernal.

The pilot just became a tenant at the San Carlos airport two weeks ago.

The plane has a lengthy flying history, so it doesn't appear the pilot is new to flying, just new to the airport.


Story and video:   http://abc7news.com

Photo of South Bay bondsman Ed Mumbert, one of 3 who died in Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III plane crash at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO).



RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: 3:30 pm: The Washoe County Medical Examiners Office has identified the three people killed in Sunday night's plane at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

The first victim is Robert Drescher, a 57-year-old male from Stevenson Ranch, CA.

The second victim is Ronni Hernandez, a 34-year-old female, her city of residence is unknown.

The third victim is Ed Mumbert, 46, from Santa Cruz, CA.

UPDATE 2 PM: The family of Ed Mumbert has confirmed that he was one of the three people killed in Sunday night's plane crash at the Reno Tahoe International Airport. The information was released by the family's pastor, Dick Bernal of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, to ABC7 News reporter David Louie.

There is still no word on the identities of the other two people killed in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a 5pm news conference to discuss the investigation. KOLO 8 News Now will have more on that news conference live on KOLO 8 News Now at 5pm and on www.kolotv.com.

UPDATE 12:15 PM: KOLO 8 News Now has learned from multiple sources that one of the three people killed in Sunday evening's plane crash was a San Francisco area bail bondsman. The names of the victims have not been released, but there are social media posts online paying tribute to the bail bondsman.

Three people were killed Sunday in the crash of a small plane into the long-term parking lot at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. No names have been released.

The plane was headed to San Carlos, California when it encountered some sort of problem shortly after takeoff around 6:15PM September 11, 2016.

The plane was a Piper PA-28R-201T Turbo Arrow III, carrying the pilot and two passengers.

No one was injured in the parking lot, but because it is still an active investigation scene, 75-100 cars will have to remain in the parking lot until the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded the investigation.

The airport will help anyone who owns one of those vehicles with cab rides or parking fare.

The NTSB takes over the investigation Monday morning. The parking garage and rental car areas are open. Cars are not allowed to enter the surface lot.

Airport officials say the investigation won't affect operations, but people should still check with their airlines if they are flying in the morning.

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

















RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: 11:45 PM 


Reno Tahoe International Airport officials have confirmed the crash of a small aircraft into the long-term parking lot, resulting in the death of three people.

The plane was headed to San Carlos, California when it encountered some sort of problem shortly after take off around 6:15 Sunday night.

The plane was a Piper Cherokee which is a small, single engine aircraft.

No one was injured in the parking lot. But because it is still an active investigation scene, about 75-100 cars will have to remain in the parking lot until the NTSB has concluded the investigation.

The airport will help anyone who owns one of those vehicles with cab rides or parking fare.

The NTSB will take over the investigation Monday morning. The parking garage and rental car areas are open. Cars cannot enter the surface lot.

Airport officials say the investigation won't affect operations, but people should still check with their airline if they are flying in the morning.

6:02 PM 

A small plane has crashed in the long-term parking lot at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

KOLO 8 News Now reporter Sydnee Scofield can see the wreckage sitting atop a number of cars in the surface lot.

At this time, there does not appear to be any fire at the crash site.

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport tweeted that commercial flights are still landing and taking off as normal.