Thursday, November 3, 2016

King Air B200, N87SA: Accident occurred January 10, 2016 in Carolina, Puerto Rico

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

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA348
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Carolina, PR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N87SA
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he parked the airplane and shut down the requisite systems, then proceeded to the back of the airplane to allow the passengers to disembark and set the wheel chocks. He reported that as he began to open the cabin door, he realized that the airplane was rolling backwards. The airplane rolled into the wall of the airport terminal and the left and right elevators sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane or any of its systems that would have prevented normal operation.

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook and the operator, the accident airplane was equipped with a parking brake. The operator reported that their maintenance department inspected the parking brake system after the accident, and in accordance with the Beech B200 service manual and found no failures or anomalies.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to actuate the parking brake prior to leaving his seat, resulting in substantial damage.

The pilot reported that he parked the airplane and shut down the requisite systems, then proceeded to the back of the airplane to allow the passengers to disembark and set the wheel chocks. He reported that as he began to open the cabin door, he realized that the airplane was rolling backwards. The airplane rolled into the wall of the airport terminal and the left and right elevators sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane or any of its systems that would have prevented normal operation.

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook and the operator, the accident airplane was equipped with a parking brake. The operator reported that their maintenance department inspected the parking brake system after the accident, and in accordance with the Beech B200 service manual and found no failures or anomalies.

LIBERTY AIR LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N87SA

Island Airlines, LLC (DBA: Island Airways)

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

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA348
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Carolina, PR
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N87SA
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he parked the airplane and shut down the requisite systems, then proceeded to the back of the airplane to allow the passengers to disembark and set the wheel chocks. He reported that as he began to open the cabin door, he realized that the airplane was rolling backwards. The airplane rolled into the wall of the airport terminal and the left and right elevators sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with the airplane or any of its systems that would have prevented normal operation.

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook and the operator, the accident airplane was equipped with a parking brake. The operator reported that their maintenance department inspected the parking brake system after the accident, and in accordance with the Beech B200 service manual and found no failures or anomalies.

Aviat A-1B Husky, N54HY: Accident occurred November 02, 2016 in Geneva, Seminole 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: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 


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

 
http://registry.faa.gov/N54HY


Location: Geneva, FL
Accident Number: ERA17LA037
Date & Time: 11/02/2016, 1100 EDT
Registration: N54HY
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A 1B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Banner Tow 

On November 2, 2016, about 1100 eastern daylight time, an Aviat Aircraft Inc. A-1B, N54HY, was substantially damaged after it impacted a fence during a precautionary landing near Geneva, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the banner tow flight that was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Florida, around 1050, with an intended destination of Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), Orlando, Florida.

According to the pilot, he performed an engine run up prior to departing X50 with no anomalies noted. About 10 minutes into the flight, the engine began to "run rough." The pilot adjusted the throttle, propeller lever, mixture, and carburetor heat; however, the engine started to backfire and continued to lose power. About that time, he noted a race track below the airplane and elected to perform a precautionary landing. He made a spiraling descent from about 1,000 feet above ground level in order to warn the personnel on the track and maneuvered the airplane to land on a paved area. During the landing roll, the airplane came to rest after it struck a fence. The pilot stated that the engine continued to operate throughout the landing and landing roll until the airplane struck the fence.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the airplane was issued an airworthiness certificate 2001. It was equipped with a Lycoming O-360-A1P, a 180-hp, engine. According to the airframe maintenance logbook, the most recent annual inspection was performed on September 3, 2016, at a total time of 4,571.3 hours. The airframe total time at the time of the accident was 4,650.3 hours.

An examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the left wing. An undetermined amount of fuel was removed from the airplane during the recovery. Engine crankshaft continuity was confirmed from the propeller to the accessory drive section. The spark plugs were removed, and it was noted that the cylinder No. 1 top and bottom spark plug electrodes exhibited mechanical damage. The electrodes had become displaced and shorted to the center electrode. No mechanical damage was noted on the other spark plugs. Furthermore, the No. 1 piston looked like it was "sandblasted" when compared to the other cylinders. The left magneto generated spark on all towers. The right magneto generated spark on only one tower.

Maintenance was performed on the engine on October 31, 2016, to troubleshoot "hard starting, low static RPM, and a rough engine." The maintenance entry indicated that both No. 1 spark plugs were damaged. Subsequently, eight new spark plugs were installed on the engine, then "test runs show smooth mag[neto] drops, leak and op[erational] checks good."

Photographs of the No. 1 spark plugs removed during maintenance on October 31, 2016, revealed that part of the ceramic section around the massive spark plug electrode was absent and mechanical damage was noted on the center and ground electrodes. Furthermore, a comparison of the photographs between the spark plugs removed on October 31, 2016, and the spark plugs removed after the accident flight showed similar mechanical damage between the two sets of spark plugs from the No. 1 cylinder.

Further disassembly of the engine was performed under FAA oversight. The intake system, the carburetor box, the carburetor, the exhaust system, and the No. 1 cylinder were examined with no debris noted inside the components of the engine.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC
Registration: N54HY
Model/Series: A 1B B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2130
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/03/2016, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 79 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4650.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1P
Registered Owner: AERIAL MESSAGES OF DAYTONA & SALES INC
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: AERIAL MESSAGES OF DAYTONA & SALES INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SFB, 55 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1053 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 265°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3200 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL (X50)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: ORLANDO, FL (ORL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1050 EST
Type of Airspace:

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: None
Latitude, Longitude:  28.793333, -81.085556 (est)

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 02, 2016 in Geneva, FL
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A 1B, registration: N54HY
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 November 2, 2016, about 1100 eastern daylight time, an Aviat Aircraft Inc. A-1B, N54HY, was substantially damaged after it impacted a fence during a precautionary landing near Geneva, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight that was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Florida, around 1050, with an intended destination of Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), Orlando, Florida.

According to the pilot, he performed an engine run up prior to departing X50 with no anomalies noted. About 10 minutes into the flight, the engine began to "run rough." The pilot adjusted the throttle, propeller lever, mixture, and carburetor heat; however, the engine started to backfire and continued to lose power. About that time, he noted a driving track below the airplane and elected to perform a precautionary landing. He made a spiraling descent from about 1,000 feet above ground level in order to warn the personnel on the track and maneuvered the airplane to land on a paved area. During the landing roll, the airplane came to rest after it struck a fence. The pilot stated that the engine continued to operate throughout the landing and landing roll until the airplane struck the fence.

An examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the left wing. An undetermined amount of fuel was removed from the airplane during the recovery. Engine crankshaft continuity was confirmed from the propeller to the accessory drive section. The spark plugs were removed and it was noted that the cylinder No. 1 top and bottom spark plug electrodes exhibited damage. The left magneto generated spark on all towers. The right magneto generated spark on only one tower.

The engine was retained for further examination.








































AIRCRAFT:   2001 AVIAT A 1B Husky N54HY, s/n: 2130

Aircraft last annual inspection conducted June 28, 2016. Airframe total time 4460.9
                                                              
ENGINE:  Lycoming O-360-A1P, s/n: RL-37939-36E.  Installed on 01/30/2013 at Tach 2466.

Annual Inspection 28 June 2016 at Tach 4460.9, ETT 1,994.9

EQUIPMENT:  Garmin GMA 340 audio panel, GNS 430 radio, GTX 327 transponder
           
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft lost power during flight and performed an off field landing. During landing the aircraft struck a six foot cyclone fence

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:  

Propeller is damaged & engine experienced prop strike
Both wings are damaged
Wing struts are bent
Tubular frame appears to be bent

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Aviation One, Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, Florida


Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N54HY.html







SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —   A small plane force landed at the Seminole State College driving track Wednesday while sheriff’s deputies were training.

Deputies noticed the plane flying over the driving track in Geneva at an unusually low altitude around 10:45 a.m.

The sheriff’s office helicopter was unable to make contact with the plane, but heard its engine sputtering, deputies said.

Everyone was ordered off the track and the pilot attempted to land, but was unable to bring the plane to a complete stop before crashing into a chain-link fence, deputies said.

Every Seminole County deputy getting tactical driving training Wednesday morning heard the radio call to get out of the classroom building.

"Clear the building, clear the building now, clear the building," the radio transmission said.

The plane came to rest yards away from a number of parked cars and the training facility building, deputies said.

Deputies said the plane sustained significant damage, but nobody was injured.

This is a very, very close call, the plane is descending and only moments to get our deputies off the track," Sgt. Celines Rios said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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

Mooney M20J 201, N201WW LLC, N201WW: Incident occurred November 02, 2016 in Sebring, Highlands County, Florida

N201WW LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N201WW

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Orlando FSDO-15

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, SEBRING, FLORIDA.  

Date: 02-NOV-16
Time: 16:54:00Z
Regis#: N201WW
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SEBRING
State: Florida

Cozy Mark IV, N232CZ: Incident occurred November 02, 2016 in Twin Falls, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N232CZ

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, TWIN FALLS, IDAHO

Date: 03-NOV-16
Time: 00:02:00Z
Regis#: N232CZ
Aircraft Model: COZY
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: TWIN FALLS
State: Idaho

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, Breeze Flying Club Inc., N5908P: Incident occurred November 02, 2016 in Hollister, San Benito County, California

BREEZE FLYING CLUB INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N5908P 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA San Jose FSDO-15

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA. 

Date: 02-NOV-16
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N5908P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HOLLISTER
State: California

Great Lakes-Based Documentary is Looking for Pilots Who Trained on Lake Michigan



A new documentary on a little-known chapter of the history of the Great Lakes will be screened next month near Cleveland.

Between 1942 and 1945, 17,000 pilots landed planes on the USS Wolverine and USS Sable, two aircraft carriers stationed on Lake Michigan. Among the pilots was President George H.W. Bush.

A new documentary called "Heroes on Deck" details that mission, says Christopher Gillcrist, executive director of the National Museum of the Great Lakes. The film features home videos captured by one of the pilots, as well as video from the National Archives.

"It’s the story of the operation of these aircraft carriers and what remains of their activities, which are essentially plane wrecks; almost 100 plane wrecks that occurred on Lake Michigan during training," Gillcrist said.

The film is making its way to Cleveland, and Gillcrist  is looking for pilots who trained on Lake Michigan. He wants them to be part of a December showing in Lakewood.

He estimates about 2,000 pilots are still alive, and fewer than 10 may be in Northeast Ohio.

The film’s director John Davies will speak at next month’s screening on Dec.2, from 7-10 p.m. at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium.

"At most of these screenings that I do around the country, sometimes somebody stands up in the audience and says, “I was a pilot, I flew off those carriers. They’re usually late 80's, early 90's,” said Davies.

Pilots or their families can contact the Great Lakes Museum at glhs1@inlandseas.org.

Story and audio:   http://wksu.org