Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Boone County Regional Airport selects airline

Matt Chaifetz (front, center), CEO of Contour Airlines, walks with Boone County Airport manager Judy McCutcheon (left) after arriving at the airport on October 19, 2016 to make his  proposal for his company becoming the Boone County Airport’s essential air service (EAS) provider. Visitors had an opportunity to look over one company’s twin engine aircraft after the presentation.


Contour Airlines has been chosen to provide scheduled air service at the Boone County Regional Airport in Harrison.

Judy McCutcheon, the airport manager, said its board voted 4-1 on Monday, picking Contour out of seven companies that submitted proposals.

The final decision will be up to the U.S. Department of Transportation, but they have always approved the provider that was recommended by the airport board, said McCutcheon, who has been the airport manager for 25 years.

The Harrison airport is one of three in Arkansas that lost its air service provider when Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines abruptly ceased operations on Sept. 20. The other two Arkansas airports that were served by SeaPort are in Hot Springs and El Dorado.

All three Arkansas airports qualify for the federal government's Essential Air Service program, which provides subsidies to ensure that small communities have scheduled air service. SeaPort received $5.9 million in annual subsidies to serve the three Arkansas airports.

On Sept. 21, the Department of Transportation issued an emergency request for proposals to provide air service for El Dorado, Harrison and Hot Springs. The department asked for proposals to provide three round-trip flights per weekday (18 flights per week) to a large or medium hub on aircraft that seat nine passengers.

Historically a charter service, Contour recently began providing Essential Air Service flights to airports in Tupelo, Miss., and Bowling Green, Ky., said McCutcheon. The company is based in Smyrna, Tenn.

One thing that made Contour stand out was its twin-engine Jetstream 31 turboprop aircraft, said McCutcheon. They're made for 19 seats, but Contour will remove 10 seats from each plane so the company can qualify for the federal subsidy. That will mean five feet of legroom for passengers and plenty of room for luggage, she said.

"You can carry all the luggage you want," said McCutcheon. "I'm thinking these business travelers are going to love being able to stretch out in that thing."

Contour's planes can fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet, said McCutcheon. The single-engine Cessna Caravan planes that SeaPort used on the Arkansas routes could only fly at 10,000 feet, she said.

Harrison is home to FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., which is based in Memphis. So it's important to have flights between those cities, said McCutcheon.

Contour will provide two round-trip weekday flights to Dallas and one round-trip weekday flight to Memphis. On Saturdays and Sundays, Contour will provide one round-trip flight from Harrison to Dallas. The company will also provide one round-trip flight to Memphis on weekends.

To serve the Harrison airport, Contour is asking for a $4.7 million annual subsidy through the Essential Air Service program. McCutcheon said Contour wants to be able to keep ticket prices low and offer flights from Harrison to Dallas for $49 each way.

Contour could have everything in place to begin serving Harrison in two to three months, said McCutcheon.

Glen Barentine, director of the airport at Hot Springs Memorial Field, said he will meet with the Hot Springs Board of Directors today and a decision will likely be made at that meeting.

Barentine said he has received six proposals, and all six companies had also offered to provide air service to Harrison and El Dorado.

Barentine said passengers in Hot Springs are more interested in going to Dallas than Memphis. While all three Arkansas Essential Air Service program airports historically have chosen the same air service provider, this year they could chose three different ones, said Barentine.

"Each airport has some different wants and desires," he said.

El Dorado is home to Murphy Oil Corp. and Lion Oil Co. Executives with those companies often travel to Houston, so that has been a destination for business flights from the South Arkansas Regional Airport in El Dorado.

But Dallas is a popular destination for consumers in south Arkansas, said Tim Johnson, manager of the El Dorado airport.

"We're getting feedback from a lot of folks in town that Dallas would be a more popular destination," he said.

Johnson said they'll probably make a decision at a meeting on Monday.

"Over half of my commissioners are out of town," he said.

SeaPort had two daily round-trip flights from Memphis to Houston on weekdays. Hot Springs and El Dorado were stops along each of those routes. So El Dorado had direct flights to Houston and Hot Springs, and a flight to Memphis that stopped in Hot Springs on the way.

Source:   http://www.nwaonline.com

Embraer to Pay $205 Million to Settle Bribery Allegations: Brazilian aircraft maker reaches agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities



The Wall Street Journal
By ROGERIO JELMAYER
Updated Oct. 24, 2016 2:23 p.m. ET


SÃO PAULO—Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA reached an agreement with U.S. and Brazilian authorities to settle an investigation into alleged bribes paid to foreign officials, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday.

Under the settlement, Embraer agreed to pay a total of $205 million in compensation to end the investigation into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, or FCPA, regarding the sale of planes to various countries.

The SEC’s complaint alleges that Embraer made more than $83 million in profit as a result of bribe payments.

Embraer said in a separate statement that the sales of a total of 16 aircraft between 2007 and 2011 to Saudi Arabia, India, Mozambique and the Dominican Republic were investigated.

“The company acknowledges responsibility for the conduct of its employees and agents according to the facts ascertained in the investigation. Embraer deeply regrets this conduct,” the company said.

After being subpoenaed by U.S. authorities in 2010, the company carried out an internal investigation of the sales in question. In May 2015, Embraer started discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice for a possible resolution of the allegations.

Under the settlement, Embraer agreed to pay $107 million to the Justice Department as part of a deferred prosecution agreement, and another $98 million to the SEC.

In a separate statement, the U.S. Department of Justice provided some details about the investigation.

The Justice Department said the company paid $3.52 million to an “influential government official” in the Dominican Republic in 2008 to win a contract to sell eight military aircraft to the country’s air force .

The aircraft maker paid $1.65 million to win a Saudi Arabian contract for the purchase of three aircraft, paid $800,000 to win a contract to supply planes to a Mozambican airline, and paid $5.76 million to secure a contract to sell planes to the Indian Air Force, the Justice Department said.

The company in July reported a net loss of 337.3 million Brazilian reais ($102 million) in the second quarter, reversing a net profit of 399.6 million reais in the year-ago period.

During Monday’s trading session, Embraer shares were up 0.1% at 15.67 reais, while the main local stock market index, the Ibovespa, was unchanged from Friday.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.wsj.com

Arion Lightning, N235SC: Accident occurred October 21, 2016 near Falcon Field (KFFZ), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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/N235SC


Location: Mesa, AZ
Accident Number: WPR17LA015
Date & Time: 10/21/2016, 1730 MST
Registration: N235SC
Aircraft: RYAN W Gross Arion Lighting
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 21, 2016, about 1730 mountain standard time, an experimental light sport Ryan W. Gross Arion Lightning airplane, N235SC, impacted the ground following a loss of engine during the initial climb shortly after takeoff from Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot recently purchased the airplane and was operating it under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, with a proposed destination of Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Henderson, Nevada.

In a report submitted to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot reported that after applying full power for takeoff on Runway 04R at FFZ, the airplane lifted off to about 5 ft when the engine surged, which was followed by the left wing dropping and impacting terrain.

The airframe and powerplant mechanic of the maintenance facility who had completed the aircraft condition inspection less than three hours prior to the accident, and who would later consummate the sale of the airplane to the accident pilot, reported that their test pilot had discussed the flight characteristics of the airplane with the new owner, and had offered to provide him with a demo flight and/or flight training; the pilot declined both the demo flight and the flight training. The mechanic stated that about 1730, after the sale had been finalized, the pilot elected to obtain fuel and to prepare to fly home to HND. The mechanic stated that after startup and having trouble taxiing the airplane, the pilot shut down the engine, approached the mechanic, and commented that the nose wheel steering wasn't working. The mechanic replied that the airplane was steered with differential steering, to which the pilot responded, "Oh. How do I use that…?" The mechanic opined that he explained the system to the pilot, after which he suggested that he remain overnight and take a demo flight to get familiar with the airplane. The pilot stated that he did not have time, and that everything would be fine.

The mechanic mentioned that as the pilot re-started the engine and taxied to runway 4R, he was nervous about his lack of knowledge of the airplane, and proceeded to the runway to observe the takeoff. On takeoff the engine sounded "strong and even," and that the airplane popped up off the ground in a relatively flat attitude. This was followed by the mechanic stating that he heard a reduction in power and observed a slight sink, followed by an increase in power with a slight left roll and [ascent], then a decrease in power with a sink/right roll/left yaw, then an increase in power with hard left roll/left yaw. The airplane continued to sink until the left wing impacted the ground off the left side of runway 4R.

The mechanic reported that about 10 minutes later the pilot called to inform him that he had crashed, which the mechanic told him he had witnessed. Additionally, the mechanic stated that the pilot commented to him that there was a problem with the flight controls, to which the mechanic stated that he told the pilot that he did not believe that to be the case, that he observed the aircraft react in all directions, and that it appeared that the pilot had simply over corrected and bled airspeed off, which resulted in the airplane stalling. The mechanic stated that the pilot's response was "Oh, really? Wow!"

The mechanic stated that later that evening he confirmed flight control continuity to be functional in all travel using the control stick and [rudder] pedals. He subsequently received a telephone call from the pilot that night, during which he mentioned that he should have taken the training prior to departing; the pilot agreed. The pilot also mentioned to the mechanic that he had experienced a similar situation in the past. The mechanic reiterated that the pilot was offered a demonstration flight and flight training in the newly purchased airplane multiple times prior to the accident, however, the pilot said that his schedule would not allow it. The mechanic concluded that he subsequently discussed the event with a company that builds this type of airplane and provides training, Lightning West, who stated that this scenario was very common with low time, uninstructed pilots in this model airplane.

On October 24, 2016, a Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector performed an onsite examination of the airplane's wreckage. The inspector reported that the airplane had impacted terrain in a steep left-wing-down orientation, that both wings had sustained substantial damage, and that flight control continuity was confirmed. All components necessary for flight were accounted for at the accident site. No anomalies with the airframe were reported that would have precluded normal operation.

On January 11, 2017, under the supervision of the NTSB IIC, an examination of the engine was performed at the facilities of Sport Aircraft Services, LLC, Shelbyville, Tennessee. In summary, an external examination of the engine revealed minor damage, which resulted in it being determined that the engine was in runnable condition. After starting, with no interruptions, the engine was then test run through myriad power ranges from idle to full power, with no anomalies noted that would have precluded normal operation. (Refer to the Engine Inspection and Evaluation report, which is appended to the docket for the report.)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/26/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/14/2015
Flight Time:  280 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 260 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RYAN W Gross
Registration: N235SC
Model/Series: Arion Lighting
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: 00081
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/10/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:  1 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 90.4 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FFZ, 1394 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1747 MST
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 25 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:  Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Mesa, AZ (FFZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Henderson, NV (HND)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1730 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Falcon Field (FFZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1394 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 4R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5101 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.460833, -111.728333 (est)

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 21, 2016 in Mesa, AZ
Aircraft: RYAN W Gross Arion Lighting, registration: N235SC
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 21, 2016, about 1730 mountain standard time, a Ryan W. Gross Arion Lighting, N235SC, was substantially damaged following a reported loss of engine power during initial climb, loss of control, and subsequent impact with terrain at Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona. The pilot, who has recently purchased the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the proposed cross-country flight, which was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, with a planned destination of Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Henderson, Nevada.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that just after taking off and about 50 feet above ground level, "…the engine seemed to lose power, and the airplane rocked back and forth, like there was a problem with the controls." The pilot added that he remembered impacting the left side of the runway in a nose down attitude. The airplane, which was recovered for further examination, was substantially damaged due to impact forces.

Enstrom 280C, N9285: Incident occurred October 21, 2016 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N9285

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

N9285 ENSTROM 280C ROTORCRAFT DURING AUTO ROTATION, STRUCK THE TAIL, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA.  

Date: 21-OCT-16
Time: 21:55:00Z
Regis#: N9285
Aircraft Make: ENSTROM
Aircraft Model: 280
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: LONG BEACH
State: California

Mooney M20J 201, N201EU: Accident occurred October 22, 2016 near Harris Ranch Airport (3O8), Coalinga, Fresno County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

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/N201EU

Location: Coalinga, CA
Accident Number: WPR17LA011
Date & Time: 10/22/2016, 1800 PDT
Registration: N201EU
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 22, 2016, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20J airplane, N201EU, was substantially damaged following a forced landing due to a partial loss of engine power near Coalinga, California. The private pilot, who was the registered owner of the airplane, and his sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Hanford Municipal Airport (HJO), Hanford, California, about 1740, with a reported destination as Harris Ranch airstrip (3O8), located about 8 nautical miles (nm) northeast of Coalinga.

In a report submitted to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot reported that while on approach to 3O8 and about 8 nm [southeast] of the airstrip, the engine "hiccupped," then about 15 seconds later it began running rough and producing no power. The pilot stated that he then switched fuel tanks from the right tank to the left tank, and selected wide open throttle, mixture full rich, and added flaps to help with glide performance. In order to avoid high tension power lines, the pilot had to climb over them, which reduced both glide performance and airspeed. The airplane subsequently impacted a stand of almond trees, coming to rest in a nose down attitude on the ground. The pilot added that the engine appeared to be running until impact. Additionally, the pilot provided the following comment in the RECOMMENDATION section of the report: "We had enough fuel to get to our destination, but not all in the tank that was being drawn from. Better scan of the fuel flow would have helped prevent this accident."

An onsite postaccident examination of the airplane, which was performed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors on the morning following the accident, revealed that the airplane had come to rest in a tree orchard about one and one-half miles east of 3O8. A visual inspection revealed that there were no signs of fuel leakage on the ground, nor were there any fuel stains on the exterior surfaces of the airplane. The fuel system was observed to be completely intact and undamaged, with both wing tanks and strainer free of contaminates. The fuel selector was found pointed to the left tank position. Investigators reported that when the right wing tip was slightly raised, and the fuel selector positioned to the right tank position, about 4 ounces of clean blue colored gasoline was observed drained into a clean glass container. Subsequently, the left fuel tank sump was drained completely of its contents, which yielded about 7 gallons of clean blue colored gasoline; the flow divider contained a trace of gasoline. Further examination revealed that the fuel control unit's inlet finger strainer was observed to be clean, free flowing, and free of obstructions. Additionally, the fuel supply line dribbled a spoonful of clean blue colored gasoline when disconnected. No water or particulate contaminates were detected in the fuel system.

On November 3, 2016, under the supervision of the NTSB IIC and FAA inspectors, a test run of the engine was performed at the facilities of Valley Air Crafts, Tulare, California. The results of the test run revealed normal engine priming with the boost pump, normal starting, and normal operation when supplied with adequate fuel. Idle speed, idle mixture magneto checks and run up to maximum power were smooth and normal with an exemplar propeller installed. There were no anomalies detected with the engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 29, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/10/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/16/2016
Flight Time:  986 hours (Total, all aircraft), 42 hours (Total, this make and model), 928 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 81 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 26 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Registration: N201EU
Model/Series: M20J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 24-0164
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/04/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 53 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3453.4 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO360
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 200
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHJO, 240 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1756 PDT
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hanford, CA (HJO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Coalinga, CA (3O8)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1740 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.242500, -120.217778

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Coalinga, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201EU
Injuries: 2 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 22, 2016, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20J, N201EU, was substantially damaged following a forced landing due to a loss of engine power near Coalinga, California. The private pilot/registered owner of the airplane, and his sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The personal flight, which was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, departed Hanford Municipal Airport (HJO), Hanford, California, about 1740, with Harris Ranch (3O8), Coalinga, the reported destination.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that about 10 miles out and while descending toward the destination airport, he experienced a loss of engine power; attempts to regain full power were not successful. Not being able to make it to the destination airport, the pilot elected to make a forced landing. The airplane landed and remained upright in an almond orchard, which resulted in substantial damage to both wings. The airplane will be recovered to a secured salvage facility for further examination.

Beech V35A Bonanza, Arcade Flying Club, N33AB: Incident occurred October 22, 2016 in Sacramento, California

ARCADE FLYING CLUB INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N33AB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Sacramento FSDO-25

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA.  
Date: 22-OCT-16
Time: 02:15:00Z
Regis#: N33AB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SACRAMENTO
State: California

Yakovlev Yak-55M, N38YK: Accident occurred October 23, 2016 at New Jerusalem Airport (1Q4), Tracy, San Joaquin County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Oakland, California

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

Investigation Docket - 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/N38YK

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA034
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Tracy, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/2017
Aircraft: YAKOVLEV YAK, registration: N38YK
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 the high-performance airplane reported that, on his third simulated forced landing, while turning left base to final in a slip, he realized that the airplane was too low and not aligned with the runway. He applied full throttle to go around. The airplane responded suddenly by changing attitude but continued to descend and impacted terrain and the airport perimeter fence. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. 

The pilot further reported that the slow airspeed coupled with the unexpected high torque from advancing the throttle during an uncoordinated left turn were factors in the accident. 

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 unstabilized approach and delayed application of full throttle for a go-around, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent.

Quad City Challenger II, N3830B: Incident occurred October 22, 2016 in Erie, Colorado

http://registry.faa.gov/N3830B

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH, ERIE, COLORADO.  

Date: 22-OCT-16
Time: 16:24:00Z
Regis#: N3830B
Aircraft Model: CHALLENGER
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ERIE
State: Colorado

Lancair IV-P, N11AW: Incident occurred September 24, 2017 -and- Incident occurred October 23, 2016 at Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft struck three (3) taxiway lights after landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N11AW

Date: 24-SEP-17
Time: 18:14:00Z
Regis#: N11AW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: EAGLE
State: COLORADO

Incident occurred October 23, 2016  at Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Colorado:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Date: 23-OCT-16

Time: 19:28:00Z
Regis#: N11AW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: EAGLE
State: Colorado

Aeronca 11AC, N9410E: Accident occurred October 22, 2016 at Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport (KGIF), Polk County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity: Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

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

Investigation Docket - 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/N9410E

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA043
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Winter Haven, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N9410E
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 during the landing roll in crosswind conditions, the airplane encountered a wind gust, the tail swung to the right, and the airplane veered off the runway to the left. During the runway excursion, the right main landing gear impacted an airport sign and collapsed.

The right wing lift strut 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 airport near the time of the accident reported the wind direction at 330 degrees true at 7 knots. The pilot reported that he landed on runway 5.

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 in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion.

Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee Arrow III, FlightSafety International Inc., N44838: Incident occurred October 22, 2016 in Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N44838

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS, VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

Date: 22-OCT-16
Time: 14:08:00Z
Regis#: N44838
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: VERO BEACH
State: Florida.

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-7H4, N930WN: Incident occurred October 02, 2017 at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois -and- Incident occurred October 21, 2016 at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago, Illinois

Flight SWA681: While boarding, aircraft was struck by a tug. No injuries. Damage unknown.

http://registry.faa.gov/N930WN

Date: 02-OCT-17
Time: 13:53:00Z
Regis#: N930WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA681
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida
Flight SWA364: Aircraft on takeoff, struck a bird. Taxied back to the gate.  No injuries. Inspection revealed damage to engine.

Date: 21-OCT-16
Time: 14:37:00Z
Regis#: N930WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: SWA-Southwest Airlines
Flight Number: SWA364
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: Florida

Six Chuter Legend XL, N149SC: Accident occurred September 24, 2016 near Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06), DeSoto County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N149SC

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA526
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 24, 2016 in ARCADIA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: SIX CHUTER INC LEGEND XL, registration: N149SC
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 the powered parachute reported that the flight got started later in the day than he had planned and that the temperature and relative humidity had risen. He further reported that during the initial climb the powered parachute was unable to gain sufficient lift to maintain a climb rate required to clear nearby power lines. Subsequently, the powered parachute struck the power lines.

The powered parachute sustained substantial damage to its tubular frame.

The pilot reported that the air temperature at the time of the accident was 94 degrees Fahrenheit, with a density altitude of 1,800 feet.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s decision to take off in high-density altitude conditions, which resulted in the powered parachute being unable to maintain a sufficient climb rate and its subsequent impact with power lines.

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N21699: Incident occurred October 21, 2016 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N21699

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING BOUNCED AND STRUCK SIGNS, BOISE, IDAHO

Date: 21-OCT-16
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N21699
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BOISE
State: Idaho

Cirrus SR22, Cirrus Design Corp, N528HB: Accident occurred October 23, 2016 at Kirksville Regional Airport (KIRK), Adair County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N528HB

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA046
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Kirksville, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR22, registration: N528HB
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 recently certificated pilot reported that, during the initial climb, he heard a whistling noise and noticed that the passenger door was not secured. Subsequently, he returned to the departure airport to secure the door. 

He added that, during the landing flare, he believed that the wind decreased significantly, which resulted in him having “too much right rudder engaged.” The airplane touched down 30° relative to the runway centerline, veered off the runway to the right, and the nose gear collapsed. 
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. 

The pilot reported that there were 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 improper compensation for changing wind during the landing flare, which resulted in an off-centered landing and a subsequent loss of directional control. 

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA046
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Kirksville, MO
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR22, registration: N528HB
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 recently certificated pilot reported that during the initial climb he heard a whistling noise and noticed that the passenger door was not secured. Subsequently, he returned to the departure airport to secure the door.

He added that during the landing flare, he believed that the wind decreased significantly, which resulted in him having "too much right rudder engaged". The airplane touched down 30° relative to center line, veered off the runway to the right, and the nose gear collapsed. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. 

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
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A pilot and a passenger walked away injury free after their plane lost control while landing at the Kirksville Regional Airport on Sunday.

Local emergency services responded to the incident around 3 p.m. on Sunday at the airport. 

According to Kirksville Regional Airport Director Glenn Balliew, the plane lost control while trying to land and slid into the grass area about 200 feet from the runway.

The pilot and passenger, Harry Bates, 61, and Leah Davis-Bates, 52, both of San Antonio, Texas, were not injured during the accident.

Balliew said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the incident.

Source:   http://www.kirksvilledailyexpress.com

Agusta AW139, Peak Enterprises LLC, N41CP: Incident occurred October 20, 2016 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey

PEAK ENTERPRISES LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N41CP

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Philadelphia FSDO-17

N41CP AGUSTA AW139 ROTORCRAFT WINDOW SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT, LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.  

Date: 20-OCT-16
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N41CP
Aircraft Make: AGUSTA
Aircraft Model: AW139
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: TRENTON
State: New Jersey