Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Beech A36 Bonanza, N9093Q: Incident occurred November 02, 2016 at Victoria Regional Airport (KVCT), Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N9093Q 

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

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, VICTORIA, TEXAS 

Date: 02-NOV-16
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#: N9093Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: VICTORIA
State: Texas

Victoria County officials responded to an airplane distress call about 5:30 p.m.

The aircraft has landed, and there are no immediate reports of injuries, said Fred Watts, Victoria Regional Airport manager.

He said the pilot reported an issue with the plane's landing gear. He said the plane was not part of the Texas Sky operation.

Watts said he didn't know who owned the plane or how much damage it sustained when it landed on the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified about the troubled landing, a standard procedure, he said. It's not clear when or if the Federal Aviation Administration will send any officials to investigate.

Source:   https://www.victoriaadvocate.com

Cessna 550 Citation: Incident occurred November 02, 2016 at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (KROA) Roanoke, Virginia



ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – An eight-passenger plane traveling to Meridian, Miss. made an emergency landing at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cessna 550 left Teterboro, N.J., but the airport says low oil pressure caused one of the two engines to shut down and which caused the cabin to lose pressurization, according to Bradley Boettcher, with the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

When this happened, Boettcher said the plane was about five minutes away from ROA when it called the FAA Tower to declare an emergency. The plane landed safely, the airport’s fire department followed the plane down the runway and escorted it to a parking area where it was examined and the passengers deplaned.

No injuries were reported.

Boettcher said he did not know the number of people on board the plane.

Story and video:   http://wsls.com

Clovis Municipal Airport (KCVN), Curry County, New Mexico: Civil Aviation Board votes to ban alcohol at airport

The city of Clovis doesn’t want alcohol at its airport. But people who fly and rent hangars there think the city’s going too far in changing policy to address the issue.

The city’s civil aviation board sided with city officials.

The board voted Tuesday night to recommend changing policy to ban consumption of alcohol throughout the airport, including privately rented hangars on the airport grounds.

Current policy bans drinking alcoholic beverage at the city-owned airport, but only in public areas.

Clovis City Code 16.04.170 states, “No person shall drink any alcoholic beverages upon any portion of the airport open to the public, except in such restaurant or other place as shall be properly designated and licensed for dispensing alcoholic beverages.”

City Attorney David Richards said the code is at least 40 years old, and needed an update.

“It’s hard to say what the intent was because it’s so poorly written,” Richards said. “It infers there are some places alcohol shouldn’t be. It infers if the airport were big enough, a lounge would be possible. I’m not sure we are a lot closer than we were in 1984 to having a lounge at the airport.”

Richards noted trash receptacles at the airport are often full of empty containers, and said there are concerns about drinking on the city-owned airport with narrow and poorly lit exit roads.

Alcohol is allowed at two other city-owned properties, the golf course and the Clovis Civic Center. In each case, Richards said, the city owns a governmental liquor license and monitors its use, though both facilities are managed by contracted companies.

He offered an amended version of 16.04.170, which stated, “It is unlawful for any person to possess or consume alcoholic beverage at Clovis Municipal Airport.”

Board member Jim Jennings called the policy overreach, and noted a person should be able to enjoy a cold beer while working on their own plane in the privacy of their hangar.

Mark Myers said the new policy would expand the enforcement area to include rented hangars that aren’t open to the public, and didn’t like the idea of “changing things midstream” on people locked into rental agreements. Richards said rental contracts require renters abide by all city airport policies, and do not bar the city from changing policies.

Myers still saw no point in changing policy, and asked how it served the people who used the airport.

“Does the board represent civil aviation,” Myers said, “or is it another arm of the city? It doesn’t say Clovis airport board. It says civil aviation board.”

Chairman Tom Phelps said the board handled concerns for both the airport and civil aviation in general.

Pilot Robert Thorn noted he’s been on flights with Boutique Air where alcohol was served. Though Boutique no longer offers alcohol on its flights, Thorn and others had concerns the policy would dissuade commercial and private jets from using the airport.

Airport Director Kyle Berkshire said he had no plans to search planes.

“What someone does on their own plane is their own business,” Berkshire said. “When it spills out (beyond the runways), that’s the concern.”

Amanda Arias of Blue Sky Aviation told Richards a photo of empty alcohol containers in the trash doesn’t prove alcohol was consumed at the airport, and noted people frequently throw trash from their planes into those containers.

Board members had an issue with criminalizing possession. Board member Donald Sharer said a person could buy a bottle of wine on a trip, fly home to Clovis and violate city rules while walking to their car. Phelps agreed, and said he’s done that before.

Richards likened the scenario to a police officer writing a ticket for 31 mph in a 30 mph zone — illegal, but unlikely to be pursued.

A motion was made to amend the policy to only address consumption, and recommend it to the Clovis City Commission. Jennings cast the lone dissenting vote.

The earliest the item could come forward is as an ordinance introduction in the Nov. 17 meeting. If introduced, it could be approved as early as the Dec. 1 meeting.

In other business at the meeting:

• Richards said the city commission will consider final approval of the purchase of the fueling hangar for Blue Sky Aviation. If passed, the deal could be closed as soon as Friday.

The agreement, signed by Moby, LLC, which owns the hangar, provides a purchase price of $450,000 for the hangar, its associated structures, equipment, furniture and concessions. Moby would have a separate agreement for the Hoffman Hangar it leases from the city, and pay a prorated share of assessed property taxes.

• Thorn, a Clovis resident who rents a hangar at the airport, said he was troubled Blue Sky Manager Carlos Arias was effectively banned from a public meeting.

Arias was notified Oct. 4 that he was banned from the airport and would be arrested if he entered airport property — including the terminal, where the meeting was held.

Though he is complying with the ban, Arias said he is fighting it. He cites Cyr v. Addison Rutland Supervisory Union, a 2014 ruling that a Vermont school violated a man’s First Amendment rights by banning him from its board meetings.

His spouse, Amanda Arias, attended the meeting and asked if and when the ban would be lifted. Phelps said it was not a board matter.

Jennings said banning Arias was a bad decision, noting, “Carlos has been out here 13 years, and he’s done more for the airport than anybody else put together.”

Story and comments:   http://cnjonline.com

Cirrus SR22 GTS, Johnnie Burrows LLC, N454RK: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport / Ryan Field, (KBTR), Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota 

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

Johnnie Burrows LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N454RK

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA034

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 2016 in Baton Rouge, LA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N454RK
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 31, 2016, about 1530 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N454RK, experienced an engine fire while at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Ryan Field, (KBTR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The airline transport rated pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by Johnnie Burrow, LLC, Longview, Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 cross country flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that she had flown into the airport about 2.5 hours earlier, and then parked at the airport. Before departing for a return cross-country flight, the pilot conducted a normal preflight and engine start. About a minute after engine start, she heard a loud "pop", followed by the smell of smoke, an erratic engine sound, and the oil light illuminating. She shut down the engine and evacuated the airplane. Ground and fire department personnel responded and extinguished the engine fire.

Examination of the engine compartment was conducted by an inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a technical representative from Continental Motors, Inc.

The examination revealed small hole in the fuel drain line near an adel clamp. The fuel drain line assembly appeared consistent with the airframe manufacturer's assembly instructions.

Mustang II, N78RT: Incident occurred November 01, 2016 in Poteau, Le Flore County, Oklahoma

http://registry.faa.gov/N78RT

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Oklahoma City FSDO-15

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING TAILWHEEL COLLAPSED, AND STRUCK A POLE AND RUNWAY LIGHT, POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.  

Date: 03-NOV-16
Time: 09:03:00Z
Regis#: N78RT
Aircraft Model: MUSTANG II
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: POTEAU
State: Oklahoma

Long-EZ, Dock Engineering Inc., N3745A: Incident occurred November 01, 2016 in Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

DOCK ENGINEERING INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N3745A

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Wichita FSDO-64

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED, OLATHE, KANSAS. 

Date: 01-NOV-16
Time: 17:49:00Z
Regis#: N3745A
Aircraft Model: LONGEZ
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: OLATHE
State: Kansas

Beech 95, TD-67 LLC, N1876: Incident occurred November 01, 2016 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York

TD-67 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1876

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA New York FSDO-15

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK. 

Date: 01-NOV-16
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N1876
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WHITE PLAINS
State: New York

Beech G58 Baron, N525, Baron 58 LLC: Accident occurred November 01, 2016 at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Atlanta, Georgia

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

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/2017
Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP G58, registration: N525
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.

According to the commercial pilot, the multiengine airplane was about 5 miles from the airport when it was cleared to land on runway 3R. Then, about 1.5 miles from the airport, he accepted a landing clearance change from the air traffic controller to land on runway 3L instead of 3R. The pilot increased engine power and set up to land on runway 3L; however, the airplane was "fast" on final approach and landed "long." The pilot "stood" on the brakes, the left tire "blew out," and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. After departing runway 3L, the airplane traveled through the grass and impacted asphalt of another runway, which was raised about 7 inches above the ground. When the nose landing gear struck the asphalt, it collapsed, and the airplane then came to rest. During the accident sequence, the fuselage and wings were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The wind at the airport around the time of the accident was from 140°at 7 knots.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain the proper airspeed during final approach and his subsequent loss of directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion.



Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

Baron 58 LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N525

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP G58, registration: N525
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.

According to the commercial pilot, the multiengine airplane was approximately 5 miles from the airport when it was cleared to land on runway 3R. Then, about 1.5 mile from the airport, he accepted a landing clearance change from the air traffic controller to land on runway 3L instead of 3R. The pilot increased engine power and set up to land on runway 3L; however, the airplane was "fast" on final approach and landed "long." The pilot "stood" on the brakes, the left tire "blew out," and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. After departing runway 3L, the airplane traveled through the grass, and impacted the asphalt of runway 16, which was raised approximately 7 inches above the ground. When the nose landing gear struck the asphalt, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest on runway 16. During the accident sequence, the fuselage and wings were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The wind at the airport around the time of the accident was from 140° true at 7 knots. Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

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

Baron 58 LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N525

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 2016 in Atlanta, GA
Aircraft: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT CORP G58, registration: N525
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.


According to the commercial pilot, the multiengine airplane was approximately 5 miles from the airport when it was cleared to land on runway 3R. Then, about 1.5 mile from the airport, he accepted a landing clearance change from the air traffic controller to land on runway 3L instead of 3R. The pilot increased engine power and set up to land on runway 3L; however, the airplane was "fast" on final approach and landed "long." The pilot "stood" on the brakes, the left tire "blew out," and the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. After departing runway 3L, the airplane traveled through the grass, and impacted the asphalt of runway 16, which was raised approximately 7 inches above the ground. When the nose landing gear struck the asphalt, the nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest on runway 16. During the accident sequence, the fuselage and wings were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The wind at the airport around the time of the accident was from 140° true at 7 knots.




DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned that a small plane has landed at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport without its landing gear.


WSB's Doug Turnbull tweeted an image of the Beech G58 Baron plane on the 3 Left runway at the airport. 

It appears the front landing gear did not drop from the plane upon landing. 

Source:   http://www.wsbtv.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bell OH-58C, Helicopter Applicators Inc, N139RD: Accident occurred November 01, 2016 in Cameron, Moore County, North Carolina

http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

HELICOPTER APPLICATORS INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N139RD

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA032
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 01, 2016 in Cameron, NC
Aircraft: BELL OH 58C, registration: N139RD
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 November 1, 2016, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58C, N139RD, operated by Helicopter Applicators Inc., was substantially damaged following a tailboom separation during the initial climb after takeoff in Cameron, North Carolina. The commercial pilot incurred minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned local aerial application flight. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. 

According to the pilot, he stated he flew earlier in the day at a different field, spraying a herbicide and made approximately 12 landings on a truck to refill the herbicide spray. He subsequently flew to a different field and sprayed one load of herbicide, landed and waited for the loading crew to arrive at the new field. Once the loading crew arrived and loaded the helicopter with 80 gallons (720 pounds) of herbicide, he took off and climbed to about 50 feet. Approximately 200 yards away, he heard a loud bang and the helicopter fell to the ground. 

According to a witness, the tailboom moved to the left and then went straight-up into the main rotor system. He further stated that the helicopter then fell straight down to the ground and he ran over to help the pilot out of the helicopter. He added that it looked like the tailboom became loose at the main frame attachment points. 

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the tailboom separated and made contact with the main rotor blades. 

The helicopter was retained for further investigation.













CAMERON, N.C. (WNCN) — A helicopter crashed Tuesday in Moore County, injuring the pilot.

The chopper was an agricultural helicopter that was spraying the area. Helicopters of that type actually land on service trucks to load fuel and chemicals, said Frank Staples of Cypress Pointe Fire.

“I was told that it had just taken on a load of chemical and circled off the truck and apparently had a mechanical malfunction and crashed about three hundred feet from the road in a field that was a cutover with broken limbs and pieces of trees,” he said.

The craft was about 30 feet in the air when the problem happened, the pilot said.

“Crash, bang, boom, the thing just came apart,” said Andrew Stephen, the pilot. “They’re looking it right now, trying to figure out what happened, but I don’t know, I can’t say what happened to it right now.”

He said it was a marvel he was able to walk away from the crash.

“I got lucky, plain and simple,” he said.

The pilot suffered only a few bruises and is doing fine. He was the only person on board the helicopter, a 1971 Bell OH-58C the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The helicopter is registered to Helicopter Applicators Inc. of Gettysburg, Pa.

Story and video:  http://wncn.com

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, personal flight operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N3941X: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 near Bartow Municipal Airport (KBOW), Polk County, Florida

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

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

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/N3941X

Location: Bartow, FL
Accident Number: ERA17LA034
Date & Time: 10/31/2016, 1502 EDT
Registration: N3941X
Aircraft: PIPER PA32
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 31, 2016, at 1502 eastern daylight time, a privately owned and operated Piper PA-32-300, N3941X, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Bartow, Florida. The pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated at Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando, Florida, and was destined for Bartow Municipal Airport (BOW), Bartow, Florida.

According to the pilot, after entering a left downwind leg for the runway 05 traffic pattern at BOW, he reduced engine power and the airplane began to vibrate and shake. The engine then lost all power, while the propeller continued to windmill. He attempted to restart the engine using the emergency checklist procedures but was unsuccessful. He determined he would not be able to reach the runway and maneuvered toward a nearby pasture for an emergency landing. During the landing rollout, the airplane struck a fence damaging the left wheel hydraulic brake line which caused a loss of brake pressure. When he applied the brakes, he lost directional control and the nose landing gear collapsed.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the firewall was damaged, and the fuselage skin aft of the firewall was wrinkled. An unmeasured amount of fuel was present in all four fuel tanks, and fuel was present at the fuel injector nozzles. Oil was present in the crankcase, and cylinder compression was attained on all cylinders when the propeller was rotated by hand. While rotating the engine, a grinding/crunching noise occurred once, but was not repeatable. The magnetos made noise consistent with rotation but were not tested for spark. The engine oil filter contained some particles.

According to the FAA inspector, the engine had accrued about 2,060 total hours since overhaul, and the airplane had flown about 25 hours since the most recent annual inspection.

The engine was examined again by a National Transportation Safety Board Investigator. After removal of the lower engine cowling, and removal of the top spark plugs, the engine's crankshaft was manually rotated. The crankshaft rotated without any signs of grinding. Thumb compression was attained on all cylinders. The oil "finger" screen was removed, it was clean and clear of debris. The No. 4 cylinder was removed to gain access to the case and view the crankshaft, camshaft and internal components. The push rods were clean, and no carbon or metal was present. There was no rust present in the cylinder, no scoring from rings or any signs of rubbing. The valves were seated and no traces of overtemperature. The pushrods and rockers were clean, lubricated, and no metal was observed. The piston and rings were clean and exhibited no marks. The connecting rod was clean, moved freely and was lubricated. The camshaft, crankshaft and internal components that could be seen from this opening were clean, with no corrosion and no metal particles visible.

The oil filter was cut open during the previous examination and the filter case contained carbon deposits at the bottom of the filter case. Both magnetos were removed, manually rotated and produced spark from all leads. The fuel servo was removed and inspected for debris, the servo was clean and the finger filter was clear of debris. The air and fuel diaphragms were in intact with no tears or marks. The fuel filter in the mid center section of the airplane was removed for examination. It was also clean, absent of debris, and contained aviation gasoline. All fuel injectors were removed and inspected. They were all clean and absent of debris. The flow divider "spider" was opened for examination, it was clean and clear of debris and the diaphragm was intact. The air filter was removed and was also found clean and clear of debris. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/05/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/14/2016
Flight Time:  2411 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1770 hours (Total, this make and model), 2284 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N3941X
Model/Series: PA32 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32-7640001
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/20/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 25 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3968 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-K1A5D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KBOW, 125 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1448 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 3°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ORLANDO, FL (SFB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bartow, FL (BOW)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1430 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: BARTOW MUNI (BOW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 124 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing 

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: 27.964722, -81.786944 (est)

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA034
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 2016 in Bartow, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA32, registration: N3941X
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 31, 2016, at 1502 eastern daylight time, a privately owned and operated Piper PA-32-300, N3941X, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Bartow, Florida. The pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated at Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando, Florida, and was destined for Bartow Municipal Airport (BOW), Bartow, Florida.

According to the pilot, after entering a left downwind leg for the runway 05 traffic pattern at BOW, he reduced engine power and the airplane began to vibrate and shake. The engine then lost all power, while the propeller continued to windmill. He attempted to restart the engine using the emergency checklist procedures, but was unsuccessful. He determined he would not be able to reach the runway, and maneuvered toward a nearby pasture for an emergency landing. During the landing rollout, the airplane struck a fence damaging the left wheel hydraulic brake line which caused a loss of brake pressure. When he applied the brakes, he lost directional control and the nose landing gear collapsed.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the firewall was damaged, and the fuselage skin aft of the firewall was wrinkled. An unmeasured amount of fuel was present in all four fuel tanks, and fuel was present at the fuel injector nozzles. Oil was present in the crankcase, and cylinder compression was attained on all cylinders when the propeller was rotated by hand. While rotating the engine, a grinding/crunching noise occurred once, but was not repeatable. The magnetos made noise consistent with rotation, but were not tested for spark. The engine oil filter contained metallic particles and when tested with a magnet, the metal particles were attracted to it.

According to the FAA inspector, the engine had accrued about 2,060 total hours since overhaul, and the airplane had flown about 25 hours since the most recent annual inspection.

The engine was retained for further examination.












































AIRCRAFT:   1975 Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six N3941X, s/n 32-7640001.   Current AFTT is 3,965 and Tach Time is 0055.4. 
                                
The last Annual Inspection was performed 07/20/16 at AFTT 3943 and Tach Time 30. 

ENGINE: Lycoming IO-540-K1A5, s/n L-13405-48A, Total Time Since New 3,965 and approximately 2060 TSMOH

The last Annual Inspection was performed 07/20/2016 at Engine Total Time 3,943 and TSMOH 2038.

PROPELLER:  Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF/F8475D-Y, with TTSN 3,943 and TSMOH 897 at the last Annual Inspection on 07/20/2016 at Tach 30.

EQUIPMENT:  Equipment list - condition unknown
                                
Trimble 2000 Approach IFR GPS
Century 2000 Autopilot System with Altitude Preselect and Slaved HSI.
WX 10 Stormscope.
Electric Standby Vacuum Pump.
EDM JPI Engine Data Monitor.
PM 1000 II 6 place Intercom.
Narco MK 12D TSO Nav/Com.
Narco MK 12+ TSO Nav/Com.
Narco CP 125 TSO Audio Panel.
Narco DME 890.
King KT 76A Transponder.
FN 200 Avionics Cooling Fan.
Davtron M800 Chronometer Clock.
Sony 10CD FM/AM Cassette Stereo.
Aero Trim Aileron Trim.
External Antenna Jack for Hand Held Radio.
Miniflow Fuel Totalizer.
Kni 520 VOR/LOC Indicator with Glidescope Receiver For #2 Nav.
Knots 2U Speed Mod Kit.
Center and 3rd Seat Shoulder Harnesses.
           
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Emergency landing in a field after engine issues on 10/31/16.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   See attached photos. Damage includes but may not be limited to the following: 
Prop blades bent
Engine experienced prop strike and was partially disassembled by the NTSB. Reason for original power loss unknown
Nose gear assembly broken and folded back
Engine Mount
Exhaust
Cowling
Fuselage buckled
Damage to both wings

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  In a hangar at Bartow Municipal Airport, Florida.

Read more here: http://www.avclaims.com/N3941X.html

Piper J3C-65 Cub, N70614: Incident occurred October 31, 2016 in Comer, Georgia

http://registry.faa.gov/N70614

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN THE TREES, NEAR COMER, GEORGIA.  

Date: 31-OCT-16
Time: 13:53:00Z
Regis#: N70614
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: COMER
State: Georgia

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident in which a plane ended up in a tree after an engine cut off in midair this week.

According to an incident report, student pilot Taylor Jenkins crashed into trees Monday in Oglethorpe County after his plane’s engine cut off not long after he’d taken off from a private runway on his property.

The plane crashed about 60 feet in the air, according to the report, but Jenkins managed to get out of the plane and climb 30 feet down before authorities came to save him. He was not injured in the accident.

Jenkins said he tried to glide the plane down safely, but was unsuccessful.

The plane, which belonged to another pilot, was not up to date on its registration or annual maintenance.


Source:   http://www.ajc.com





A small, single engine plane crashed into the top of a tree Monday morning in Oglethorpe County.

“It’s in the top of a tree. I don’t know how he got out of it,” Oglethorpe County Sheriff Mike Smith said.

The pilot, whose name was unavailable, was unharmed in the crash, Smith said.

The crash occurred off Watson Mill Road in an area several miles west of Watson Mill State Park.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and an investigator is expected at the site, Smith said.

Smith said he did know yet why the plane went into the tree.

Source:   http://onlineathens.com

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, Cochran Air Service Inc., N7810P: Incident occurred October 28, 2016 in Cochran, Bleckley County, Georgia

COCHRAN AIR SERVICE INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7810P

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Atlanta FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ROLL, GEAR COLLAPSED, COCHRAN, GEORGIA 

Date: 28-OCT-16
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N7810P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: COCHRAN
State: Georgia

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N8694E: Incident occurred October 31, 2016 at McCarran International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Nevada

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO: http://registry.faa.gov/N8694E

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Las Vegas FSDO-19

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT SWA1932 BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT, REGISTRATION NOT REPORTED, ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE, 2 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES, AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 

Date: 31-OCT-16
Time: 15:55:00Z
Regis#: SWA1932
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Minor
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: SWA-Southwest Airlines
Flight Number: SWA1932
City: LAS VEGAS
State: Nevada