Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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


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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
Germany

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

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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.

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, 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. The balloon was registered to, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed for the flight that was operated without a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Mitchell, Nebraska, about 0726.

The flight was part of a balloon festival that was taking place at the time. The pilot and passengers took off from a field near Mitchell, Nebraska, climbed to 1,100 ft. agl, and drifted west at 4 to 5 knots. The pilot reported that as he came over the power lines the wind speed reduced to calm and the balloon stopped. The pilot changed altitudes several times to find wind velocity and a vector that would move him away from the lines. After several attempts to maneuver away from the lines the pilot engaged the burners to climb to a higher altitude. As he engaged the burners, the pilot said he heard a change in the burners sound. He checked his fuel gauges; the quantity was low, and engaged the burners again, but the balloon began to lose altitude. During the uncontrolled descent, the balloon contacted the power lines causing a spark. The pilot pulled the deflation line to get the basket on the ground. The balloon basket contacted the ground and the envelope draped over the power lines.

An examination of the balloon showed thermal arcing damage to one of the carabineers that attached 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 sensor at the top of the envelope to the instruments in the basket was burnt in half. No other anomalies with the balloon or its systems were found.

At 0853, the weather conditions at Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF), Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 18 nautical miles east-southeast of the accident site was clear skies, visibility 10 statute miles, and wind 150 degrees at 6 knots.

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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.