Tuesday, October 4, 2016

North American P-51D Mustang, G-MSTG: Fatal accident occurred October 02, 2016 in East Anglia, United Kingdom

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk

NTSB Identification: CEN17WA008
Accident occurred Sunday, October 02, 2016 in East Anglia, United Kingdom
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN P-51D, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On October 2, 2016, at 1438 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a North American P-51D, British registration G-MSTG, impacted an open field during a go-around near Hardwick Airfield, East Anglia, United Kingdom (U.K.). Of the two persons on board, one was fatally injured and the other was seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The registered owner and operator have yet to be determined. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from an unknown location at an unknown time, and was destined for East Anglia.


This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom. Under the provisions of Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation as a State of Design, the United States has designated an accredited representative to participate in the investigation. Any further information may be obtained from:


AAIB


Farnborough House


Berkshire Copse Road


Aldershot, Hampshire


GU11 2HH, United Kingdom


Telephone: +44 (0) 1252 510300


Facsimile: +44 (0) 1252 376999


E-mail: investigations@aaib.gov.uk


Investigator-in-Charge


Mr. Philip Sleight 


Telephone: +44 1252 510300


E-mail: psleight@aaib.gov.uk


This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the AAIB of the United Kingdom
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Maurice Hammond, the pilot of the North American P-51D Mustang which crashed in Topcroft.



A pilot who was seriously injured when his plane crashed has undergone surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Engineer Maurice Hammond, who owns a fleet of vintage planes known as the Hardwick Warbirds, had been flying one of his two Mustang planes on Sunday afternoon when the crash happened close to the former RAF Hardwick airfield, near Bungay.

The passenger in the plane, a man in his 80s, died at the scene.

Mr. Hammond, a 58-year-old father-of-two and grandfather-of-three from near Eye in Suffolk, is currently being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Nik Coleman, a family friend of the Hammonds, and acting spokesman for them, said: “Maurice is now in aftercare having undergone a surgical procedure today to strengthen and protect his spinal cord, neck upwards.

“This was a planned procedure by the staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital as part of the overall recovery programme for him. “We are informed by medical staff that the surgery, whilst complex, is a normal procedure in collision cases where the patient was wearing a helmet and has suffered neck tissue and ligament trauma.

“It is important to note his spinal cord is wholly unaffected. His CT scans give no reason for concern.”

He said members of Mr Hammond’s family were encouraged by the fact that his medical team considered him strong enough to undergo surgery and that they remained “strong and optimistic.”

“Sedation was reduced at one point yesterday for assessment purposes and Maurice reacted positively, opened his eyes and demonstrated reflex reactions,” he said.

Mr. Coleman said the family and the Hardwick team continued to express their condolences to all affected by the incident.

As previously reported, members of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) have this week been investigating the incident and the remains of the Mustang plane have been moved to the AAIB’s hangar at Farnborough, Hampshire.


The North American P-51D Mustang was worth around £1m-£1.5m, Mr. Coleman previously stated.


Maurice Hammond is an expert on old aircraft. Pic: hardwickwarbirds.com











The pilot of a vintage plane that crashed in Norfolk, killing the only passenger on board, is an expert on old aircraft and the star of a TV show on how to restore them.

The plane, a Mustang built in 1945, crashed and burst into flames near an airfield on Sunday.

The passenger, a man in his 80s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pilot Maurice Hammond, who owned the historic US fighter plane, was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and is in a critical condition.

He has restored vintage planes for a series called Plane Resurrection that is shown on Netflix, the Discovery channel and the History channel, according to a friend.

Mr Hammond, who is in his 50s, has spent thousands of hours flying Mustang aircraft and restoring them, he said.

The plane that crashed was a P51 D Model Mustang, one of a batch of 10, and was built in Dallas, Texas.

The Mustang planes were used during World War Two, when they flew countless missions, including in raids over Germany.

"We need to keep the history alive and remember what these aeroplanes did and what they represent," Mr Hammond said in a trailer for Plane Resurrection.

He bought the Mustang airframe in 1997 and spent four years restoring it.

On 13 July, 2001, the Mustang, which was nicknamed Janie, had its first post-military flight. Since then the aircraft has flown at air shows across the country.

The plane crashed in a field just a few hundred yards from the Hardwick airstrip, which is believed to belong to a farmer who owns several vintage aircraft.

Charles Christian, who lives near the airfield, said the plane "was flying in and coming into land quite normally and flew right over my head".

"It flew on toward the runway, which is about a quarter of a mile away, and disappeared behind the trees to land.

"Normally when that plane lands they cut off the engine so you sort of hear it backfiring, a spluttering noise, and then it grinds to a halt.

"It was noticeable that this time there was the spluttering noise and then it stopped very quietly and then a few seconds later there was another bang, which I am guessing was the explosion."

Source:   http://news.sky.com

Piper PA-28-140, N499TG: Accident occurred October 01, 2016 in Laurel , Jones County, Mississippi

http://registry.faa.gov/N499TG

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Jackson FSDO-31


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 2016 in Laurel, MS
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N499TG
Injuries: 1 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 October 1, 2016, about 1019 central daylight time, a Piper PA28-140, N499TG, was substantially damaged during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power while executing a go-around at the Hesler-Noble Airport (LUL), Laurel, Mississippi. The student pilot/registered owner/operator was not injured. No flight plan was filed for the flight that originated at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport (PIB), Hattiesburg-Laurel, Mississippi, about 1000. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The student pilot stated that he filled both fuel tanks to the tabs before he departed and then flew to LUL to practice takeoffs and landings. Before making his first landing, he checked that the mixture was full-rich, and the electric fuel pump and carburetor heat were turned on. The pilot reduced rpm and extended the flaps; however, he realized he was too high and elected to go-around. The pilot applied full power and the rpms increased. The flaps were retracted and he turned off the carburetor heat. At that point, the engine started running rough and he turned the carburetor heat back on, re-checked that the electric fuel pump was still on, and switched fuel tanks, but the engine rpm did not increase. The pilot was unable to maintain altitude and made a forced landing to a field adjacent to the airport. During the landing roll, the left main landing gear hit a large hole resulting in substantial damage to the left main gear, left wing, and an engine mount.

Weather reported at the LUL, at 1035, was calm wind, clear skies, and visibility greater than 10 miles. The temperature was 68 degrees F and the dew point was 59 degrees F. 

Cessna 208B, Multi-Aero Inc., N943AC: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois

MULTI-AERO INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N943AC

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

AIRCRAFT WHILE PARKING AT THE GATE, WINGTIP STRUCK A TRUCK, CHICAGO OHARE AIRPORT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 

Date: 03-OCT-16
Time: 13:25:00Z
Regis#: N943AC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Other
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: CHICAGO
State: Illinois

Cessna Ector 305A, N305MR: Accident occurred October 03, 2016 Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N305MR

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 03, 2016 in Concord, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA ECTOR 305, registration: N305MR
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 a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that shortly after touchdown, he “lost directional control” to the right, attempted to correct with left rudder and brake inputs, but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued to veer off the runway to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the ground. 

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.

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 ground loop.

Aeropilot Legend 600, OC Aviation Holding LLC, N600LD: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 in Fullerton, Orange County, California

OC AVIATION HOLDING LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N600LD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Long Beach FSDO-05

AIRCRAFT, AEROPILOT LEGEND 600 LSA ULTRALIGHT, ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA.

Date: 04-OCT-16
Time: 00:27:00Z
Regis#: N600LD
Aircraft Model: 600
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FULLERTON
State: California

Beech F33A Bonanza, N69TF: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 in Thoreau, McKinley County, New Mexico

http://registry.faa.gov/N69TF

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Albuquerque FSDO-01

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A LAKE BED, BLUEWATER LAKE STATE PARK, NEAR THOREAU, NEW MEXICO.  

Date: 03-OCT-16
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N69TF
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 33
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: None
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: THOREAU
State: New Mexico

Vans RV-4, N296DJ: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 in Truckee, Nevada County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N296DJ

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Reno FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, STRUCK THE PROPELLER, TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA.  

Date: 03-OCT-16
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N296DJ
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV4
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: TRUCKEE
State: California

Bell 230, Sanford Health, N903SH: Accident occurred September 29, 2016 in Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

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

Sanford Health:     http://registry.faa.gov/N903SH

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fargo FSDO-21


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

NTSB Identification: CEN16CA393
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 29, 2016 in Fargo, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: BELL 230, registration: N903SH
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 performed his approach into the wind. On short final he could feel periodic gusts of wind. The pilot executed the standard approach to the helipad and the helicopter encountered another gust that picked the helicopter's nose up as it was moving over the pad. He maneuvered the helicopter to center it over the pad when he heard a sound like "metal on metal as if the tail rotor had hit something a couple times." The pilot felt no initial feedback in the controls, he felt the helicopter yaw to the left, and the helicopter continued to yaw to the left with his full application of right pedal. He lowered the collective and rolled off the throttle to enter a hovering autorotation and attempted to land it as level as possible. The helicopter landed hard. The operator reported substantial ground damage occurred to the tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor blades and a review of images revealed damage to the tailboom. A nearby fence and light were reported to be damaged. The operator's accident report indicated that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the helicopter.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the ground obstacle during the landing with gusting winds present.

Airplane Factory (PTY) Ltd, Sling, N232SL: Accident occurred October 03, 2016 in Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

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 

Airplane Factory Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N232SL

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Long Beach FSDO-05

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 03, 2016 in Torrance, CA
Aircraft: AIRPLANE FACTORY (PTY) LTD SLING, registration: N232SL
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 solo student pilot reported that during landing in crosswind conditions, the airplane "porpoised back into the air two or three times, finally striking the nose gear hard." He further reported that the nose gear had been damaged and the airplane veered off the runway to the right.

The engine mounts sustained substantial damage.

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

The automated weather observing system at the accident airport, near the time of the accident, recorded the wind at 240 degrees true at 16 knots. The student pilot reported that the landing was on runway 29 right.

Cirrus SR22, N14KB: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin

INTEGRITY AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N14KB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING RAN OVER ARRESTING CABLE ON RUNWAY, MADISON, WISCONSIN. 

Date: 03-OCT-16
Time: 17:20:00Z
Regis#: N14KB
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MADISON
State: Wisconsin

Penn Valley Airport requests new hangar

SELINSGROVE – A Valley airport has a project in the works. Penn Valley Airport is in need of a new hangar. Most of the hangars that are currently at the airport are 30 to 40 years old. The cost of the project is $1.25 million. 

Penn Valley Airport has may use a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan as long as all of the airport’s nine stakeholders help repay the full amount. The stakeholders which make up the airport authority include municipalities in Snyder, Union, and Northumberland counties. 

Steve Bowers, a representative from the airport, made a pitch for the money at the Selinsgrove Borough Council meeting Monday night. He told the council this is a long term project, “We’re not so confident we would take a ‘build it and they will come approach,’ but there’s a long lee time in this project with a lot of components to put together. There is timing in all of that where we’ll have to do a design and develop a storm water management and more. We have about a year to go and firm up all those commitments.”

Council member Paul Williams talked about the benefits the new hangar could bring to both the airport and the Valley, “This could attract more jets to Penn Valley and increase their capacity by 25%. It would increase their face of operation and opportunities to sell fuel. It would also create more jobs.”

Williams told the council the airport helps the local economy. Companies including Weis Markets, National Beef, and Ritz Craft Home all use Penn Valley Airport. The facility’s new hangar would be a 12,000 square foot building with the capacity to hold up to ten aircraft. The borough council will make a decision for approval on this project at next month’s meeting. 

Source:  http://wkok.com

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, TransPac Aviation Academy, N925PA: Incident occurred October 03, 2016 at Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

BIRD ACQUISITION LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N925PA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED AND THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE RUNWAY, DEER VALLEY, PHOENIX, ARIZONA. 

Date: 03-OCT-16
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N925PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PHOENIX
State: Arizona






PHOENIX - Authorities say the north runway is temporarily closed at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport after a plane skidded off the runway.

The plane, a Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, went off the runway after landing, according to a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Three people were on board, and officials say there are no reported injuries.

Video from Air15 showed a plane with its nose in the gravel at the airport. The FAA said the plane sustained minor damage.

The FAA is handling the investigation into what happened.

The south runway remains in service, officials said.

Story and video:   http://www.abc15.com