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, N3941X: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 in Bartow, Polk County, Florida

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3941X

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


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

Cessna A185E, N7711L: Accident occurred October 25, 2016 in Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada

http://registry.faa.gov/N7711L

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Reno FSDO-11

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Winnemucca, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N7711L
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, the airplane veered to the right and he applied left rudder to stop the veer. 

Subsequently, the airplane continued to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the runway.

The left aileron sustained substantial damage.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Cessna TR182, N4657S: Accident occurred October 31, 2016 in Watertown, Jefferson County, New York

http://registry.faa.gov/N4657S

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Albany FSDO-01


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 31, 2016 in Watertown, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182, registration: N4657S
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, about 1620 eastern daylight time, a Cessna TR182, N4657S, was substantially damaged when the main landing gear collapsed while landing at Watertown International Airport (ART), Watertown, New York. The commercial pilot was not injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight that originated at Massena International Airport (MSS) Massena, New York. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight conducted under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that before landing he observed a green light indicating that the landing gear were down. During landing, the right main landing gear collapsed, followed by the left main landing gear. The airplane veered off the left side of runway 28, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage, elevator, and right horizontal stabilizer.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Dominator, N401JC: Incident occurred October 30, 2016 in Grantham, Wayne County, North Carolina

http://registry.faa.gov/N401JC

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Greensboro FSDO-39

N401JC EXPERIMENTAL DOMINATOR GYROCOPTER, AUTOROTATED INTO A FIELD, NEAR GRANTHAM, NORTH CAROLINA.  

Date: 30-OCT-16
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N401JC
Aircraft Model: DOMINATOR
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: GRANTHAM
State: North Carolina

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, AmeriFlyers of Texas Inc., N1090V: Incident occurred October 31, 2016 in Victoria, Texas

AMERIFLYERS OF TEXAS INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1090V 

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

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WHEEL SEPARATED FROM AIRCRAFT, VICTORIA, TEXAS  

Date: 31-OCT-16
Time: 00:41:00Z
Regis#: N1090V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: VICTORIA
State: Texas

North American TB-25N Mitchell, N25YR, registered to American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum and operated by Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF): Accident occurred October 29, 2016 near Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD), 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; Irving, Texas

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

Registered to American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum
Operated by the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 

http://registry.faa.gov/N25YR

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Dallas, TX
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN TB 25N, registration: N25YR
Injuries: 9 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.

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On October 29, 2016, about 1540 central daylight time, a North American TB-25N airplane, N25YR, was damaged when the left inboard landing gear door separated in flight. The airline transport rated pilot, airline transport rated co-pilot, and seven passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum and operated by the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an airshow flight. The local flight departed from the Dallas Executive Airport (RBD), Dallas, Texas, about 1500 and landed at RBD about 1545. 

The pilot reported that the airplane was flying about 155 mph and 1,000 ft above ground level, when the airplane entered the traffic pattern. The landing gear was lowered on the downwind leg and when the gear was in transit the crew felt a jolt as if a bird had impacted the front of the airplane. The pilot noted that the main gear extended normally, but the nose gear was slow to indicate a down and locked position. He then felt a flight shudder from the airplane and a few seconds later the nose gear down indication was confirmed. He checked the flight controls for functionality with no abnormalities noted. He made a normal landing and parked the airplane. 

The crew from another airplane reported to the pilot that they observed an object depart the accident airplane as the landing gear was extended in the traffic pattern. Witnesses on the ground reported observing the same event. 

According to the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the left inboard landing gear door separated in flight and impacted the nacelle and then the left horizontal stabilizer and elevator. The airplane made an uneventful landing at RBD where damage was observed to the left horizontal stabilizer and elevator. The landing gear door was found in a field about 1.5 miles from RBD.

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION 

A review of the maintenance logbooks revealed that a Phase B inspection, as a part of the continuous inspection program, was completed on February 12, 2016. There were no logbooks entries pertaining to the landing gear door and the operator stated they did not have any discrepancies with the associated components. 

According to the airplane's operating manual, the maximum gear extended speed is 170 mph. 

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION 

The automated weather station located at RBD recorded wind from 170 degrees at 7 knots, gusting to 16 knots, 10 miles visibility, clear sky, temperature 82 degrees F, dew point 57 degrees F, and altimeter setting 30.05 inches of mercury. 

TESTS AND RESEARCH

The landing gear door connecting rod assembly was found fractured into two pieces and was sent to the NTSB Materials Laboratory, Washington, DC, for examination. The examination revealed that one end of the connecting rod was outfitted with a spherical bearing rod end and the other end was outfitted with a clevis rod end. The clevis end was bent along the shank. The bend axis was perpendicular to the clevis hinge. The spherical bearing rod end was fractured in the threaded portion of the shank in the same plane as a drill hole for safety wire. There were no features indicative of a preexisting crack. Microscopic examination of the fracture surface revealed tear lines radiating away from the safety wire drill hole on the outer bend side of the fracture. The features observed on the connecting rod assembly were consistent with an overstress failure in bending.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The CAF Director of Maintenance reported that the landing gear door connecting rod was bent and fractured into two pieces at the safety wire hole. The gear door is equipped with two arresting cables that are intended to prevent the door from hyperextending. He also reported that the arresting cables were not installed in the correct position. The investigation could not determine how long the arresting cables has been incorrectly installed. 


The CAF Director of Maintenance issued an internal safety bulletin to warn the other B-25 crew of the safety issue. The bulletin noted that the inner gear door attachment rod bolt failed upon gear extension which allowed the door to fly open breaking both hinges and grounding straps. The door then struck the left horizontal stabilizer on the leading edge then passed under the horizontal and struck the elevator where it tore the fabric and bent one rib. The bulletin recommended to remove the safety wire and inner landing gear door bolts and inspect the mechanical gear door linkage for signs of stress. The door connecting rods must both push the doors open and then pull them closed. Once closed, the doors are held in position in tension by these connecting rods. Carefully inspect the shorter inner adjustment bolt for any signs of bending especially near the top attachment point.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA033
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Dallas, TX
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN TB 25N, registration: N25YR
Injuries: 9 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 29, 2016, about 1730 central daylight time, a North American TB-25N airplane, was damaged when the left inboard landing gear door separated in flight. The airline transport rated pilot, airline transport rated co-pilot, and seven passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum, Dallas, Texas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an airshow flight. The local flight departed from the Dallas Executive Airport (RBD), Dallas, Texas, about 1500 and landed at RBD about 1545. 

According to the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the left inboard landing gear door separated from its attachment point while in flight and impacted the nacelle and then the left horizontal stabilizer and elevator. The landing gear door was found in a field about 1.5 miles from RBD. 

The airplane has been retained for further examination. 




The Aviation Administration is acknowledging a piece of debris that fell off an aircraft at the Wings Over Dallas airshow Saturday.

"It appears that when the landing gear was lowered, it sheared a pin holding the door, which came loose and detached," said Dallas Aviation Director Mark Duebner, in a letter to a concerned neighbor. "The piece was aircraft aluminum and was approximately one foot by five feet and weighed about 10 pounds."

The FAA is investigating.

"It appears to be an unpreventable incident," said Duebner. "We do feel confident all safety measures are being followed and are similar to other air shows.

City Councilman Casey Thomas, who represents Dallas' Red Bird neighborhood, met with aviation officials on the final day of the show.

"All precautions that are possible have been made and I was assured that this was a one time type of situation," said Thomas. "Just know that we are always concerned, first and foremost, about the safety of our residents in the area."

Thomas is in support of bringing back the air show to Dallas Executive Airport next year, but some homeowners want the city to reevaluate plans.

"I don't think I'm in support of it. Not after a huge piece fell next door to my house," said Theresa Enriquez. "It's dangerous. Every person on this street has kids and they're always playing outside."

A Commemorative Air Force spokesperson acknowledged the incident in a statement to NBC 5.

"We have retrieved the part. It detached when the aircraft was landing. There were no injuries and the aircraft landed safely," said CAF VP of Marketing Leah Block.

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

Lancair Evolution, Aero Smart Solutions, Inc., N38DM: Accident occurred October 01, 2016 in Iola, Allen County, Kansas

AERO SMART SOLUTIONS INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N38DM

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA009
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 01, 2016 in Iola, KS
Aircraft: AERO SMART SOLUTIONS INC LANCAIR EVOLUTION, registration: N38DM
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On October 1, 2016, about 1735 central daylight time (CDT), a Lancair Evolution, N38DM, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot made a forced landing onto a roadway near Iola, Kansas. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings, and tail section during the landing sequence. The private pilot was not injured and the passenger suffered minor injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, Aero Smart Solutions, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed.

Piper PA-28-181 Archer, N914PA: Incident occurred October 28, 2016 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Arizona

BIRD ACQUISITION LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N914PA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Scottsdale FSDO-07


AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, BOUNCED AND STRUCK THE PROPELLER, PHOENIX DEER VALLEY AIRPORT, PHOENIX, ARIZONA. 


Date: 28-OCT-16

Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N914PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PHOENIX
State: Arizona

Beech A36 Bonanza, N2045E: Incident occurred October 30, 2016 in Fullerton, Orange County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N2045E

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

AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH, FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA. 

Date: 30-OCT-16
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N2045E
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: FULLERTON
State: California

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, TAC Air Ops LLC, N850VY: Incident occurred October 29, 2016 in Jamul, San Diego County, California

TAC AIR OPS LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N850VY

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Diego FSDO-09

AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE BUSHES, JAMUL, CALIFORNIA. 

Date: 29-OCT-16
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N850VY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: None
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: JAMUL
State: California

Unregistered ultralight: Accident occurred October 29, 2016 in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Birmingham FSDO-09

UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT, MAKE AND MODEL UNKNOWN, CRASHED ON TAKEOFF, BLOUNTSTOWN, FLORIDA.  

Date: 29-OCT-16
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: UNREGISTERED
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Serious
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: BLOUNTSTOWN
State: Florida.

Beech P35 Bonanza, 45SM LLC, N45SM: Incident occurred October 30, 2016 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

45SM LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N45SM

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED, NORTH PERRY AIRPORT, HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA.

Date: 30-OCT-16
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N45SM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HOLLYWOOD
State: Florida

Bombarier CL600, N526EA: Incident occurred October 29, 2016 at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois

AMERICAN AIRLINES INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N526EA

FAA FSDO: FAA Chicago PART 121 OPS ONLY - FSDO-31

N526EA ENVOY FLIGHT ENY3554 BOMBARIER CL600 AIRCRAFT STRUCK BIRDS SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, RETURNED AND LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE FUSELAGE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.  

Date: 29-OCT-16
Time: 19:39:00Z
Regis#: N526EA
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL600 2C10
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY
Flight Number: ENY3554
City: CHICAGO
State: Illinois

Rockwell International 112A, N1426J: Incident occurred October 29, 2016 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

PEAK OF MANTENO INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N1426J

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA South Bend FSDO-17

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, VALPARAISO, INDIANA.  

Date: 29-OCT-16
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N1426J
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: VALPARIASO
State: Indiana

Beech 100 King Air, RC Air LLC, N411HA: Accident occurred October 30, 2016 in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana

RC Air LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N411HA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Indianapolis FSDO-11


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

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NTSB Identification: CEN17LA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Jeffersonville, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: BEECH 100, registration: N411HA
Injuries: 10 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.

The airline transport pilot, who was the pilot flying, and commercial pilot, who was the pilot not flying and was acting as a safety pilot and was not expected to know the airplane’s systems, limitations, or characteristics, were preparing to depart for a personal flight with eight passengers on board. When the pilot arrived at the airport, he determined that the airplane had 900 lbs of fuel onboard. He instructed the lineman to fuel the airplane with 211 gallons of fuel (1,413.7 lbs) for a fuel total of 2,313.7 lbs. The pilot reported that he was aware that the total weight of the eight passengers, their bags, and the fuel caused the airplane to be overweight but that he did not complete a weight and balance form or determine the expected takeoff performance before the flight. He informed the other pilot that the flight would be heavy, but he did not tell him how much the airplane exceeded the airplane’s maximum gross takeoff weight. After the accident, the pilot determined that the airplane was 623 lbs over the maximum gross takeoff weight.

The pilot reported that the airplane’s flight controls and engines were operating normally during the pretakeoff check and that the elevator pitch trim was positioned in the “green” range. The pilot taxied the airplane onto the runway and applied the brakes and increased the throttles to takeoff power before releasing the brakes for the takeoff roll. However, he did not confirm the power settings that he applied when he advanced the throttles. 

The airplane did not accelerate as quickly as the pilot expected during the takeoff roll. When the airplane was about halfway down the runway, the airspeed was 80 kts, so the pilot continued the takeoff roll, but the airplane was still not accelerating as expected. He stated that he heard the other pilot say “redline,” so he decreased the power. At this point, the airplane had reached the last third of the runway, and the pilot pulled back on the control yoke to lift the airplane off the runway, but the stall warning sounded. He lowered the nose, but the airplane was near the end of the runway. He added that he did not get “on” the brakes or put the propellers into reverse pitch and that the airplane then departed the runway. The pilot veered the airplane right to avoid the instrument landing system antenna, which was 500 ft from the end of the 5,500-ft-long runway, but the left wing struck the antenna, the left main landing gear and nose gear collapsed, and both propellers contacted the ground. The airplane then skidded left before stopping about 680 ft from the end of the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane did not have any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures. 

The evidence indicates that the pilot decided to depart knowing that the airplane was over its maximum gross takeoff weight and without determining the expected takeoff performance. During the takeoff roll, he did not check his engine instruments to determine if he had applied full takeoff power, although the acceleration may have been sluggish because of the excess weight onboard. The other pilot was not trained on the airplane and was not able to provide the pilot timely performance information during the takeoff. Neither the pilot nor the other pilot called out for an aborted takeoff, and when they recognized the need to abort the takeoff, it was too late to avoid a runway excursion. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s inadequate preflight planning, his decision to take off knowing the airplane was over its gross takeoff weight, and his failure to abort the takeoff after he realized that the airplane was not accelerating as expected, which resulted in a runway excursion. 

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On October 30, 2016, about 1235 eastern daylight time, a Beech 100, N411HA, sustained substantial damage during takeoff when it went off the departure end of runway 18 (5,500 ft by 100 ft, asphalt) at the Clark Regional Airport (JVY), Jeffersonville, Indiana. The pilot, copilot, and 8 passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to RC AIR LLC and operated by Honaker Aviation under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight was departing JVY and was en route to the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI), Brunswick, Georgia.

The pilot reported that he had received a trip sheet the day prior to the flight that indicated he would be flying a group of 9 male golfers along with their golf clubs on the flight. The pilot contacted the operator and questioned the accuracy of the trip sheet since the Beech 100 had only 8 passenger seats. The operator informed the pilot that the trip sheet was sent to him in error and that the flight he was actually scheduled for was to take 8 female passengers and their luggage to Brunswick, Georgia. Additionally, although the Beech 100 was a single-piloted airplane, a copilot would be flying with him on the flight. The pilot reported that he was concerned about taking 8 passengers with their luggage and how much fuel he could put on the airplane for the flight. He typically flew with 1 – 4 passengers, and this was the first time he flew with 8 passengers filling all the passenger seats. 

The pilot arrived at the airport the next morning and determined that the airplane had 900 lbs of fuel onboard. He instructed the lineman to fuel the airplane with 211 gallons of fuel (1,413.7 lbs) which brought the fuel total to 2,313.7 lbs (full fuel). That would ensure that he could fly to SSI without having to make a fuel stop en route. The pilot reported that he was aware that the total weight of the 8 passengers with their bags and the weight of the fuel caused the airplane to be overweight, but he did not complete a weight and balance form before the flight. Also, the bags were not weighed and the weights of the passengers were not determined. He informed the copilot that the flight would be heavy, but he did not tell him how much the it exceeded the maximum gross takeoff weight of the airplane.

The pilot reported that the airplane's flight controls and engines were operating normally during the pre-takeoff check, and the elevator pitch trim was positioned in the "green" range. He stated that he did not give the copilot a departure briefing so the copilot was unaware of the airspeed callouts or what power settings were required. The pilot taxied onto runway 18 and applied the brakes and increased the throttles to takeoff power before releasing the brakes for the takeoff roll. The pilot stated that he did not confirm the power settings that he applied when he advanced the throttles. He stated that the airplane did not accelerate as quickly as he expected during takeoff roll. The airplane was about 1/2 way down the runway and the airspeed was 80 kts, so he continued the takeoff roll but the airplane was still not accelerating as expected. He stated that he heard the copilot say "redline" so he decreased the power. The airplane was in the last 1/3 of the runway and he pulled back on the control yoke to lift the airplane off the runway, but the stall warning sounded. He lowered the nose, but now the airplane was near the end of the runway. The pilot stated that he didn't get "on" the brakes or put the propellers into reverse pitch, and the airplane departed the runway. The pilot veered the airplane to the right to avoid an instrument landing system (ILS) antenna. The left wing hit the ILS antenna located 500 ft from the end of runway 18, and the left main gear and nose gear collapsed with both propellers contacting the ground. The airplane skidded back to the left before stopping about 680 ft from the end of the runway. Once the airplane stopped, the pilot opened the cabin door and assisted the passengers in evacuating the airplane. The copilot shut off the fuel to both engines and turned off the main battery bus. There was no post-crash fire.

The pilot reported that the airplane did not have a mechanical malfunction or failure before the accident occurred. 

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

The 51-year-old pilot had an airline transport pilot certificate with single-engine land, multi-engine land, and airplane instrument ratings. He also held a flight instructor certificate with airplane single-engine and airplane instrument ratings. He held a first class medical certificate issued on August 16, 2016. He had a total of 13,142 total flight hours with 34 hours in the Beech 100.

The pilot was hired by the operator, Honaker Aviation, on July 14, 2016. He stated that he went to Atlanta, Georgia, on July 15, 2016, for King Air 90/200 recurrent training. At Honaker Aviation, he flew the Beech F-90, Beech 100, and the Cessna Citation I. He had flown 117.2 hours since being hired. He flew 77.1 hours in the Beech 100, 33.9 hours in the Beech F-90, and 6.2 hours in the Citation I. 

The pilot stated that he had flown about 7,900 hours in a the single-pilot Metroliner for another operator. He stated that he had other flight experience in Beech King Air airplanes that included 570 hours in a Beech 99, 215 hours in a King Air 200, and 170 hours in a King Air 300. 

The 55-year-old copilot had a commercial pilot certificate with single-engine land, multi-engine land, and airplane instrument ratings. He held a second class medical certificate that was issued on January 8, 2016. He had a total of 1,605 flight hours with 3 hours in the Beech 100. He was hired by Honaker Aviation in March 2016 as a copilot on a Beechjet 400A, and had logged about 200 hours of flight time in the Beechjet 400A since being hired. He did not have any formal training in the Beech 100 and this was his second flight as a copilot on the Beech 100. 

The owner of Honaker Aviation reported that the copilot was acting as a "safety" copilot in case the pilot had an incapacitating event, at which time, the copilot would take control of the airplane and land. The copilot was not expected to know the airplane's systems, limitations, or performance characteristics of the airplane. 

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION

The airplane was a twin-engine Beech 100, serial number B-21, manufactured in 1969, powered by two 680-shaft horsepower P&W PT6A-28 engines. Its maximum gross takeoff weight was 10,600 lbs and had seating for 2 pilots and 8 passengers. The most recent continuous airworthiness maintenance inspection was performed on May 6, 2016, with a total airframe time of 12,583 hours. 

The pilot reported that the gross weight of the accident airplane was 11,223 lbs, which was 623 lbs over the maximum gross takeoff weight. The Beech King Air 100 Pilot's Operating Manual's performance charts indicated that the take-off distance at the maximum gross takeoff weight of 10,600 lbs with no flaps was about 2,100 ft. The performance chart for the distance to accelerate to decision speed (100 kts) and stop with no flaps at the maximum gross takeoff weight of 10,600 lbs was about 3,900 ft. 

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

At 1153, the surface weather observation at the Bowman Field Airport (LOU), Louisville, Kentucky, located about 9 nm southeast of JVY, was: wind 210 degrees at 8 kts; visibility 10 miles; sky clear; temperature 23 degrees C; dew point 14 degrees C; altimeter 30.07 inches of mercury.

WRECKAGE AND IMPACT INFORMATION

The airplane's left wing sustained substantial damage to the spar. The left main landing gear and nose gear both collapsed and both engines and propellers were damaged during the accident.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


The flight to Brunswick, Georgia, was originally scheduled to be flown in a Learjet 45 that was operated by Jet Access Aviation, a "sister" company of Honaker Aviation. Although the Learjet 45 was on the Part 135 certificate of Jet Access, the flight itself was scheduled as a Part 91 flight since the passengers were guests of the airplane's owner and the flight was not for financial remunerations. However, the Learjet's cockpit windshield needed repair, so the flight was rescheduled to be flown in the Beech 100, which was also partially owned by the owner of the Learjet 45. Although the Beech 100 is a single-piloted airplane, the owner required that a copilot be added to the flight. 

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 30, 2016 in Jeffersonville, IN
Aircraft: BEECH 100, registration: N411HA
Injuries: 10 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 30, 2016, about 1235 eastern daylight time, a Beech 100, N411HA, sustained substantial damage during takeoff when it went off the departure end of runway 18 (5,500 ft by 100 ft, asphalt) at the Clark Regional Airport (JVY), Jeffersonville, Indiana. The pilot, copilot, and 8 passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to RC AIR LLC and operated by Honaker Aviation under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight was departing JVY and was en route to the McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (SSI), Brunswick, Georgia.

The pilot reported that the airplane's flight controls and engines were operating normally during the pre-takeoff check, and the elevator pitch trim was positioned in the "green" range. He stated that the airplane did not accelerate as quickly as he expected during takeoff roll. He pulled back on the control yoke to lift the airplane off the runway, but the stall warning vane sounded. The airplane was already near the end of the runway when the pilot attempted to abort the takeoff and the airplane went off the end of the runway. The pilot stated that he didn't get "on" the brakes or put the propellers into reverse pitch. The pilot veered the airplane to the right to avoid an instrument lighting system (ILS) structure. The left wing hit the ILS structure, and the left main gear and nose gear collapsed with both propellers contacting the ground. The airplane skidded back to the left before stopping. Once the airplane stopped, the pilot opened the cabin door and assisted the passengers in evacuating the airplane. There was no post-crash fire.

At 1153, the surface weather observation at the Bowman Field Airport (LOU), Louisville, Kentucky, located about 9 nm southeast of JVY, was: wind 210 degrees at 8 kts; visibility 10 miles; sky clear; temperature 23 degrees C; dew point 14 degrees C; altimeter 30.07 inches of mercury.