Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Mooney M20J 201, N201RD: Incident occurred October 10, 2016 in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina













http://registry.faa.gov/N201RD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, ROXBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.  

Date: 10-OCT-16
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N201RD
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ROXBORO
State: North Carolina

AIRCRAFT:   Mooney M20J N201RD

ENGINE - M&M, S/N:  IO-360-A3B6D            S/N L-16709-81A

PROPELLER – M&M, S/N:       McCauley MDB2D34C212 S/N 765625

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   1237.5 TS NEW

PROPELLER:    1237.5 TS NEW          

AIRFRAME:    1237.5 TS NEW                   

OTHER EQUIPMENT:  See attached photos        

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Gear up landing

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Prop strike, engine stoppage, belly damage, some sheet metal damage to wings.          

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  KTDF (Person County Airport, Roxboro, NC)           

REMARKS: Aircraft is being hangared in private hangar at KTDF.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N201RD.htm

Beech G58, Bear State Financial Inc., N458G: Incident occurred October 09, 2016 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas

BEAR STATE FINANCIAL INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N458G

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

AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE TAXIWAY INTO THE GRASS, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS.  

Date: 09-OCT-16
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N458G
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: FAYETTEVILLE
State: Arkansas

Cessna 172, N523ND: Incidents occurred October 09, 2016 and July 19, 2012 in Grand Forks, North Dakota

University of North Dakota
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace 

http://registry.faa.gov/N523ND

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Fargo FSDO-21

AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED A BIRDSTRIKE, LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA.  

Date: 09-OCT-16
Time: 01:50:00Z
Regis#: N523ND
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: GRAND FORKS
State: North Dakota

AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A SIGN, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA.

Date: 07/19/2012
Time: 0140
Regis#: 523ND 
Make/Model: C172    
Description: 172 Skyhawk
Event Type: Incident 
Highest Injury: None     
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Unknown  
Phase: Unknown
City: GRAND FORKS  
 State: ND

Cessna 170B, N8170Q: Incident occurred October 09, 2016 in Sterling, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N8170Q

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED 5 MILES FROM STERLING, ALASKA

Date: 09-OCT-16
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N8170Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: STERLING
State: Alaska

Bellanca 14-13 Cruisair Senior, N86889: Accident occurred October 10, 2016 in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio

http://registry.faa.gov/N86889

AIRCRAFT DURING TAXI, WENT OFF THE RWY INTO A DITCH, RAVENNA, OHIO

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Cleveland FSDO-25

Date: 10-OCT-16
Time: 21:39:00Z
Regis#: N86889
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 1413
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Other
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: RAVENNA
State: Ohio

Cessna 150M, N704LE: Accident occurred October 08, 2016 in Beasley, Fort Bend County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Continental Motors Inc.; Mobile, Alabama

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N704LE

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA014 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2016 in Beasley, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704LE
Injuries: 1 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 October 8, 2016, about 1840 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N704LE, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Beasley, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Wharton Regional Airport (ARM), Wharton, Texas, about 1610. The intended destination was the Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), Sugar Land, Texas.

The pilot stated that he departed SGR about 1530 and flew to Eagle Lake Airport (ELA) where he conducted some practice takeoffs and landings. He then flew to ARM, conducted some additional takeoffs and landings, and refueled the airplane. He reported conducting a preflight inspection at that time and observed no anomalies. After takeoff, he conducted practice maneuvers in the local area for about 30 minutes before deciding to return to SGR. The pilot stated that while cruising at 2,500 ft mean sea level en route to SGR, the engine "started failing." The engine speed decreased to about 1,500 rpm, with a "significant" vibration. His efforts to restore engine power were unsuccessful and the engine ultimately lost power completely. He executed a forced landing to a plowed agricultural field. During the landing, the airplane nosed over, resulting in damage to the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and left wing.

A postaccident examination of the engine revealed that the no. 2 cylinder exhaust valve was stuck in the full open position. Disassembly of the cylinder determined that the exhaust valve stem exhibited carbon deposits consistent with the stuck valve condition. No other anomalies with respect to the no. 2 cylinder or the remainder of the engine were observed.

Maintenance records indicated that the engine was overhauled in April 2002. At that time, the engine had accumulated 3,492 hours total time. The overhauled engine was installed on the accident airplane in May 2002, at a recording tachometer time of 3291.9 hours. According to the records, the most recent annual inspection was completed on December 18, 2015. A maintenance entry, dated February 26, 2016, noted that an exhaust valve leak on cylinder no. 4. The exhaust valve was subsequently replaced. The final entry was dated April 8, 2016, and noted that the no. 2 cylinder spark plugs were cleaned. The maintenance records did not contain any subsequent entries.

At the time of the examination, the airplane recording hour (Hobbs) meter and tachometer indicated 2373.4 hours and 4131.60 hours, respectively.

The engine manufacturer's recommended overhaul interval was 1,800 hours or 12 years. Although more than 14 years had elapsed since the overhaul, Federal Aviation Administration regulations do not require compliance with an engine manufacturer's recommended time-between-overhaul (TBO) interval.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2016 in Beasley, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N704LE
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 8, 2016, about 1850 central daylight time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N704LE, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Beasley, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a solo instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Wharton Regional Airport (ARM), Wharton, Texas, about 1600. The intended destination was the Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR), Sugar Land, Texas.

The pilot informed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors that the engine lost power during cruise flight. He executed a forced landing to a plowed field. The airplane subsequently nosed over, coming to rest inverted with damage to the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and left wing.

A postaccident examination of the engine is pending.

Cessna 182T Skylane, Easy Aviation LLC, N65903: Accident occurred October 09, 2016 in Toone, Hardeman County, Tennessee

Easy Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N65903

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Memphis FSDO-21


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA019
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 09, 2016 in Toone, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N65903
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 9, 2016, about 1050 central daylight time, a Cessna 182T, N65903, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in a field, following a partial loss of engine power during cruise flight near Toone, Tennessee. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated by the private pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that that originated from Destin Executive Airport (DTS), Destin, Florida, about 0730. The flight was destined to McKeller-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), Jackson, Tennessee.

The pilot reported that while in cruise flight at 4,000 feet mean sea level, nearing the destination airport, an instrument panel warning sounded and the oil pressure indicator was in the red arc; however, the engine was running smoothly. The pilot began to look for airports or fields to divert to and notified air traffic control (ATC) of the abnormal engine indication. The pilot then requested, and ATC approved a direct course to the destination airport. A few minutes later, a light "clanging" noise was heard from the engine and the pilot alerted ATC that the airplane did indeed have an engine problem. The controller then advised the pilot that there was a private airstrip 5 miles west of his position and the pilot attempted to divert to that airstrip. The "clanging" noise grew louder and the engine did not have enough power to reach the private airstrip. The pilot then performed a forced landing in a field. During the landing, the airplane encountered uneven terrain, which collapsed the nosegear.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the firewall had sustained damage. The inspector also noted that the engine's No. 3 cylinder had suffered a catastrophic failure.

The engine was retained for further examination.

Cessna 150J, N61326: Accident occurred October 11, 2016 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N61326

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05

AIRCRAFT DURING TAXI, STRUCK A SIGN, GREENVILLE, TEXAS  

Date: 11-OCT-16
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N61326
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: GREENVILLE
State: Texas

Milholland Kelly D, N522LM: Accident occurred October 07, 2016 near Livingston Municipal Airport (OOR), Polk County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N522LM

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 2016 in Livingston, TX
Aircraft: Milholland Kelly D, registration: N522LM
Injuries: 1 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 October 7, 2016, about 1315 central daylight time, a Milholland Kelly D airplane, N522LM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing 1/2 mile north of Livingston Municipal Airport (OOR), Livingston, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The cross-country flight departed Sport Flyers Airport (27XS), Brookshire, Texas, about 1200, and was en route to OOR.

According to the pilot, while approaching OOR for landing, the engine rpms decreased and the engine stopped producing power. He added that there were no indications from the engine or the engine gauges prior to the sudden power loss. During the forced landing to the field, the landing gear collapsed and partially separated from the fuselage. The lower wings, fuselage, and firewall were substantially damaged.

An examination of the engine revealed that the left magneto was not producing spark. Further examination of the engine and related systems revealed no additional mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operations.


The left magneto was placed on a test machine and brought to operating speed. Each of the four ignition leads produced spark; however, at times the spark was intermittent. Further examination of the magneto revealed a greyish color on the points, consistent with failure of the capacitor. The technician remarked that a magneto could test within expected parameters but when it got hot during normal engine operations, it could fail.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 2016 in Livingston, TX
Aircraft: MILHOLLAND LEONARD E KELLY D, registration: N522LM
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 7, 2016, about 1320 central daylight time, an amateur-built Milholland Kelly D airplane, N522LM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing 1/2 mile north of Livingston Municipal Airport (OOR), Livingston, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 without a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The cross-country flight departed Sport Flyers Airport (27XS), Brookshire, Texas, about 1200, and was en route to OOR. 

According to the pilot, while approaching OOR for landing, the engine RPMs decreased and the engine stopped producing power. There was no sputter or noise prior to or associated with the sudden power loss. During the forced landing to the field the landing gear collapsed and separated partially from the fuselage. The lower wings, fuselage, and firewall were substantially damaged.

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N4924E: Accident occurred October 07, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas

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/N4924E

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Antonio FSDO-17


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA013
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 07, 2016 in San Antonio, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N4924E
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, while landing at a tower controlled airport, he performed a wheel landing and as the tail settled to the runway, in a "fraction of a second" the airplane was "sideways on the runway." He further reported that the airplane skidded off the runway to the right, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted the terrain.

The right wing sustained substantial damage.

The 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, about two minutes before the accident, recorded the wind at 360 degrees true at 11 knots. In addition, a wind shift and frontal passage was recorded about 3 minutes before the accident. The pilot reported that he landed on runway 12 left.

The pilot submitted an additional statement, which in part stated: "1) Tower assigned a runway with a known quartering tail wind, up to 18 knots. 2) As pilot in command, I did not process the wind call out prior to landing." 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration Chart Supplement, within the final approach path, a wind sock was located to the left of the runway. The flight was flown under day visual meteorological conditions, the airplane entered the pattern on a left downwind, and would have likely been visible to the pilot. However, the pilot reported that he did not observe the wind sock.

According to an Air Traffic Control transcript of tower and ground communications, the accident occurred about 3 minutes and 8 seconds after the accident airplane's initial contact with the tower, when the accident airplane reported, 3 miles east inbound. The tower responded to the initial call with, wind 010 at 18, cleared to land 12 left. 

About 40 seconds later, a ground controller held a taxiing jet stating in part: "hold out right there, we're not sure what we're going to be doing with the airport right now, [wind] 360 at 16, that's a pretty strong tailwind for you guys."

About 30 seconds later, tower directed the accident airplane to enter left downwind for 12 left and provided the landing clearance a second time for runway 12 left. 

About 20 seconds later, a second airplane reported inbound and 8 seconds later was directed by tower to enter left downwind for 12 left. The airplane subsequently repeated the instruction and the tower reported wind 360 at 15. 

About 25 seconds later, the second airplane requested to land runway 30 right instead of runway 12 left. The tower subsequently directed this second airplane to enter a left downwind for runway 30 left, while the accident airplane continued and landed on runway 12 left.

According to 14 CFR Part 91.3 titled, "Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command," sub bullet (a) states, "The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation of that aircraft."

Cessna 172RG Cutlass, Precise Flight LLC, N9387D: Incident occurred October 10, 2016 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin

Precise Flight LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N9387D

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Milwaukee FSDO-13

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE WHEEL SEPARATED, WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN. 

Date: 10-OCT-16
Time: 00:25:00Z
Regis#: N9387D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WAUKESHA
State: Wisconsin