Friday, November 11, 2016

Cirrus SR22, N606MF: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 in Conway, Marion County, South Carolina


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13


Date: 11-NOV-16
Time: 13:35:00Z
Regis#: N606MF
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: South Carolina


A single-engine plane with three people on board caught fire and had to make an emergency landing on Highway 378 in Marion County Friday morning.

Lavenia Jones says she watched the plane land outside of her home.

"I heard a loud noise. It sounded like metal beating really loud. I looked out the window and saw the plane coming down. The front of it was engulfed in fire. So he landed in front of my house. He hit my mail box. He rolled and he stopped here." said Jones.

The plane landed on the roadway near Brittons Neck at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to Joey Price with Marion County Emergency Management. It has since been moved off the roadway. Traffic was not affected.

The plane caught fire while in the air, and the pilot landed plane, Price said. Two pilots and one passenger were on board, and no injuries were reported.

After the plane landed, one of the pilots ran over to an 18-wheeler, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and put out the fire, according to officials.

The plane was reportedly making a commute from Mt. Pleasant to Raleigh, North Carolina.

The FAA was called out to inspect the plane.

The three occupants declined to be interviewed but did say the plane is unable to fly. All three have returned to Mt. Pleasant.

The fixed wing, single-engine plane was a 2011 Cirrus Design Corp SR22 registered to an Admiral Aviation Holdings LP out of Wilmington, Delaware, according to information from the FAA.

Cirrus Design Corp SR22 aircraft were involved in 13 accidents in 2016, including three that were fatal. That model was involved in seven accidents in South Carolina since 2009, two of which were fatal.


Marion County, S.C. (WPDE) — A single engine Cirrus model plane has made an emergency landing at Highway 378 and 908 in the Gresham community of Marion County near the Park and Blow Handi Mart after a fire erupted on the plane, according to Marion County EMS Director Joey Price.

Price said there was one person on board who was able to get off safely. Price added he is headed to the scene and will have more information this morning.

Jim Peters, with the FAA, released a statement on the incident stating:

"A Cirrus SR22 aircraft made an emergency landing due to an engine related problem on a road near U.S. Highway 378 near Conway, SC at about 8:35 a.m. today. Check with local authorities on the condition of the three people on board. The aircraft was heading to Raleigh, NC from Mount Pleasant, SC. The FAA will investigate."

Mike Hatcher, a witness to the landing, said that the plane was coming in kind of low and smoking. He said that it landed on Highway 378.

Hatcher said that another person said the plane almost landed on the hood of his car.

He also said that there were two people on board who were able to land safely, but another woman who lives near the scene, Lavenia Jones, said there were three people on board, two pilots and a passenger, who were able to get out safely.

Jones said the plane's front engine caught fire and when the plane landed one of the pilots was able to grab a fire extinguisher from a passing 18-wheeler and put out the fire in the engine.

Hatcher submitted videos to us which show a plane in the middle of the highway and law enforcement officials on scene. The plane has since been moved off to the side of the road and traffic is reportedly moving through the area once again.

According to, a flight tracking service, the plane departed from Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport at 7:11 a.m. Friday. It was scheduled to arrive at Raleigh Durham International Airport at 9:20 a.m. The flight is still listed as “en route” on the website.

According to the real time flight track log, the plane’s last documented altitude was 200 feet at 8:30 a.m. The planned altitude for that moment in the flight path was supposed to be 9,000 feet. After 8:30 a.m. there is no further track of the plane.

The plane is registered out of Wilmington, Delaware, to Admiral Aviations Holdings LP.


MARION, SC (WBTW) – A single-engine Cirrus plane flying over the Gresham community in Marion County was forced to make an emergency landing on Highway 378 around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to county officials.

Marion County Emergency Management Services Director Joey Price confirms a fire ignited on board the plane, forcing the pilot to land unexpectedly. There were three occupants on board, but no injuries were reported during the emergency landing. Price says once the plane was on the ground, the pilot was able to put the fire out with an extinguisher.

The plane was traveling from Mt. Pleasant to Raleigh, NC. Price explained to News13 that the plane is pulled from the highway, allowing vehicles to travel past.

It’s unknown what caused the fire, but Price says more details will be made available once emergency crews have a chance to investigate. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.


MARION, S.C. -- A single-engine plane with three people on board crash landed on US 378 in southern Marion County Friday morning.

Marion County EMS Director Joey Price said that a fire broke out inside plane about 8:30 a.m. and it landed on the highway in the Gresham Community.

Marion County deputies along with South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers managed to push the plane to the side of the road to free up the flow of traffic.

FAA Spokesman Jim Peters identified the plane as a Cirrus SR22 and said the plane landed after an engine related problem.

Peters said the plane was flying from Mt. Pleasant to Raleigh, N.C., when it was forced to land

The FAA spokesman said his agency was investigating.


Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, ArchAngel Services LLC, N3803T: Accident occurred September 21, 2016 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa

National Transportation Safety Board - Docket And Docket Items:

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report:


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA501
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Ottumwa, IA
Aircraft: PIPER PA28R, registration: N3803T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

The flight instructor reported that the pilot receiving instruction was demonstrating a power-off 180 degree landing. He further reported that as the airplane entered a close-in base to final approach, the airspeed slowed and the stall warning light started to flicker. The flight instructor reported that he stated to the pilot flying, "nose down, nose down," and waited for him to correct. Subsequently, the flight instructor took the flight controls, but as he did so, the airplane entered an aerodynamic stall and touched down hard on the runway. During the landing roll, the flight instructor reported that he lost rudder authority but was able to use differential braking to maintain directional control and taxi off the runway.

The right wing sustained substantial damage. 

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

Buddy Baby Lakes, N1028Q: Accident occurred November 10, 2016 near General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Washington County, Utah

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Docket And Docket Items National Transportation Safety Board: 

Aviation Accident Factual Report   -  National Transportation Safety Board: 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA073
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Hurricane, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CARTER RICHARD L BUDDY BABY LAKES, registration: N1028Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped biplane reported that during the takeoff sequence of a touch-and-go landing he decided to try a 2-point takeoff. He further reported that he was aware of the left turning tendency when raising the tail, however the "left turning factor happened much faster than [he] anticipated"; he was unable to recover with full right rudder inputs and the biplane veered to the left off the runway. During the runway excursion, the pilot brought the throttle to idle and the biplane impacted tumbleweeds. 

The biplane sustained substantial damage to both right wings.

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

Federal Aviation Administration's Airplane Flying Handbook, FAA-H-8083-3B (2016), contains a section titled "Normal Takeoff Roll" for tailwheel airplanes which states:

It is important to note that nose-down pitch movement produces left yaw, the result of gyroscopic precession created by the propeller. The amount of force created by this precession is directly related to the rate the propeller axis is tilted when the tail is raised, so it is best to avoid an abrupt pitch change. Whether smooth or abrupt, the need to react to this yaw with rudder inputs emphasizes the increased directional demands common to tailwheel airplanes, a demand likely to be unanticipated by pilots transitioning from nosewheel models.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion.

HURRICANE — A pilot crashed his recently-purchased 2006 Buddy Baby Lake airplane Thursday while attempting to takeoff at the Hurricane City Airport located at 800 W. 2300 South.

Arthur Granger, of Hurricane City, was taking off for his fourth flight in his blue and yellow, fixed-wing, single-engine airplane at approximately 4:09 p.m.

“I decided to go out,” Granger said, “and get a little more experience with my newly-purchased airplane – it’s a homebuilt – a nice little airplane.”

Granger said he had decided to try to do a “main-wheel takeoff” – lifting the tailwheel.

“Normally, in a tailwheel airplane like this,” Granger said, “you would take off in 3-point attitude – that means the two main gear down and the tailwheel down. In a little larger-tail airplane, you want to lift the tail up a little bit first to allow the airplane to pick up speed a little faster.”

“When you do that, though, the propeller has a tendency to make the plane turn left, fast,” he added, “and, if you’re not ready for it – to put in opposite controls – it can get away from you.”

Granger said he wasn’t ready for the plane to veer left and he couldn’t correct for it, resulting in his 612-pound plane crashing and coming to rest approximately 50 yards off the runway.

Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to the scene after receiving a report of the plane crash, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Granger, who was the only occupant in the plane, was not injured.

“The pilot is very experienced and this helped avoid anything more major,” Buell said of Granger, who has been flying off and on for about 30 years.

As a result of the crash, the wooden propeller broke off the plane and the airplane sustained damage to its right wing, nose and two main landing gear.

“The good news is, of course, the airplane is repairable,” Granger said, “I’m fine, nobody got hurt and, you know, a little embarrassed to wreck my new toy.”

Per protocol, the FAA was notified and will investigate the crash, Buell said, adding that police were grateful it was a minor crash and no one was hurt.

“I was just practicing,” Granger said. “So, now, I’m going to have to put (the plane) back together and practice some more.”


HURRICANE, Utah — A small plane crashed into a dirt area near Hurricane Airport Thursday afternoon.

According to a news release from the Hurricane Police Department, a single-engine, fixed-wing plane took off from the airport around 4 p.m., but veered to the left as it did so. The pilot, who was the sole occupant of a 2006 “Buddy Baby Lake” plane, had to set the plane down in a dirt area, causing minor damage.

Officers and medical personnel were called to the scene at approximately 4:09, but there were no injuries.

Police said the pilot is very experienced, which “helped avoid anything more major.”

The Federal Aviation Administration has been identified and will conduct an investigation.