Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Yakovlev Yak-11, N111YK: Fatal accident occurred August 25, 2016 in Speyer, Germany



NTSB Identification: CEN16WA337
Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 2016 in Speyer, Germany
Aircraft: YAKOVLEV/CHINNERY YAK 11, registration: N111YK
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On August 25, 2016, at 0651 universal coordinated time, a Yakolev YAK-11, US registration N111YK, crashed under unknown circumstances in Speyer, Germany. The pilot was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the German government. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the German government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation
Bundesstelle fuer Flugunfalluntersuchung (BFU)
Hermann-Blenk Strasse 16
38108 Braunschweig

Tel: (int.) +49 531 3548 - 0
Fax:(int.) +49 531 3548 - 246

e-mail: box@bfu-web.de

Cameron Z-90, N982ZS: Accident occurred September 04, 2016 in Morrill, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA352
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 04, 2016 in Morrill, NE
Aircraft: CAMERON Z90, registration: N982ZS
Injuries: 3 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 September 4, 2016, about 0830 mountain daylight time, a Cameron Z-90 lighter than air balloon with airborne heater, N982ZS, registered to and operated by a private individual, struck a power line and terrain during an uncontrolled descent, two and a half miles northeast of Morrill, Nebraska. The pilot and two passengers on board were not injured and the balloon received substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. The local flight originated from Mitchell, Nebraska, about 0700.

The pilot reported that he ran out of fuel while in flight and was not able to maneuver the balloon to his intended landing site. During the uncontrolled descent, the balloon struck powerlines, which did thermal arcing damage to one of the carabiners that attaches the basket to the envelope. There was also thermal damage to two panels in the balloon envelope, and the envelope temperature sensor wire that runs from the top of the envelope to the instruments in the basket was burnt in half.