Monday, November 14, 2016

Langley AFB exercise to cause increased air traffic

Langley's 1st Fighter Wing and the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing will conduct exercises out of Langley Air Force Base from Monday to Saturday, according to a news release.

There will be increased airfield activity outside of normal hours and round-the-clock flying operations throughout the exercise, the release stated.

The exercise will involve F-22 Raptors and test the 1st Fighter Wing's ability to conduct simulated combat flying in national-level assignments, the release stated.

Traffic at Langley may experience slight delays, according to the release.

Source:  http://www.dailypress.com

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N4918Q: Accident occurred November 12, 2016 at Ninilchik Airport (NIN), Alaska

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

NTSB Identification: ANC17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ninilchik, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N4918Q
Injuries: 2 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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that the previous landing, which was flown by the pilot-rated passenger, was uneventful. The pilot then conducted the second landing, during which he reported that the right brake was not operating correctly, which resulted in asymmetrical braking. The airplane ground looped and sustained substantial damage.

Postaccident testing of the brake system revealed that the right brake had a small leak from both o-rings only while pressurized. Both o-rings on both calipers were replaced, the brake system was pressurized, and no further leaks were found.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A loss of brake system fluid due to leaks in the o-rings, which resulted in asymmetrical braking and a subsequent loss of directional control during the landing roll. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, Alaska

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4918Q

NTSB Identification: ANC17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ninilchik, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N4918Q
Injuries: 2 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.

On November 12, 2016, about 1215 Alaska standard time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna A185F airplane, N4918Q, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Ninilchik Airport, Ninilchik, Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot and the pilot-rated passenger sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska, about 1200.

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on November 13, the flying pilot, who was seated in the right seat at the time of the accident, stated that after an uneventful touchdown on the slightly wet and gravel surface of runway 10, the right-side brake system did not function as designed, which resulted in an asymmetrical braking condition. As the airplane continued the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the runway surface. The airplane came to rest on the runway without further incident. 

The accident pilot stated that the previous landing was accomplished by the pilot-rated passenger and she reported no issues with the brake system during that landing sequence. The pilot further stated at the time of the accident, the wind condition originated from the north, about 10 to 15 knots. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right horizontal stabilizer. 

In a written statement from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector (ASI) on November 16, he reported that he conducted an onsite examination of the airplane's brake system. He reported that he attempted to actuate the right brake, but the brake just went to the full travel stop. The right brake master cylinder filler plug was removed and a small tie wrap was utilized as a dip stick, and no fluid was observed on the tie wrap. The bottom of the fuselage and the right brake caliper were visually examined, and no signs of fluid leaks were observed. The accident pilot was asked if he previously observed the ground under the brake calipers at his parking space for evidence of any fluid leaks and the pilot reported he did look and did not observe any signs of fluid. The ASI additionally reported that the runway utilized by the accident pilot was in a useable condition, and that ice patches on the side of the runway were not a factor with the accident sequence. 

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot stated that the accident may have been avoided if he depressed the brakes prior to landing to confirm both were functioning.

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION 

The closest weather reporting facility was the Homer Airport, Homer, Alaska. At 1153, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: wind from 080 degrees at 17 knots, gusting 24 knots; visibility 6 statute miles; sky condition broken 3,600 feet; temperature 45 degrees F; dew point 37 degrees F; altimeter 29.11 inHg.

TESTS AND RESEARCH

In a written statement from the accident pilot on December 20, he reported that the entire brake system was tested. The testing revealed that the right brake had an "extremely small leak (one drop)" from both o-rings at 500 pounds per square inch. The rest of the brake system appeared normal and no signs of brake fluid were found on the underside of the fuselage. He reported he assumed the leak was small and that only under pressure would it show signs of leaking, that is why no evidence of leaking was observed on any preflight activity prior to the accident. He further reported the o-rings on both calipers were replaced, the brake system was pressurized, and no further leaks were found. 

In a written statement from the pilot on April 4, he reported that after replacing the brake lines, the right brake did not readily take fluid when pumped from the caliper. The right brake master cylinder was disassembled, and the spring was observed to be deformed. He reported that in certain positions, the spring would block the flow of fluid in or out. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The FAA has published the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – Airframe FAA-H-8083-31 (2012). This document discusses airplane brake systems and states in part:


Brake seals are very important. Without properly functioning seals, brake operation will be compromised or the brakes will fail. Over time, heat and pressure mold a seal into the seal groove and harden the material. Eventually, resilience is reduced and the seal leaks. New seals should be used to replace all seals in the brake assembly. Acquire seals by part number in a sealed package from a reputable supplier to avoid bogus seals and ensure the correct seals for the brake assembly in question. Check to ensure the new seals have not exceeded their shelf life, which is typically three years from the cure date.

NTSB Identification: ANC17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ninilchik, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N4918Q
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 November 12, 2016, about 1230 Alaska standard time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna 185 airplane, N4918Q, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Ninilchik Airport, Ninilchik, Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot and the pilot-rated passenger sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska, about 1200. 

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on November 13, the flying pilot, who was seated in the right seat at the time of the accident, stated that after an uneventful touchdown on the slightly wet and gravel surface of runway 10, the right side brake system did not function as designed, which resulted in an asymmetrical braking condition. As the airplane continued the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the runway surface. The airplane came to rest on the runway without further incident. 

The accident pilot stated that the previous landing was accomplished by the pilot-rated passenger and she reported no issues with the brake system during that landing sequence. The pilot further stated at the time of the accident, the wind condition originated from the north, about 10 to 15 knots.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right horizontal stabilizer. 

The closest weather reporting facility was the Homer Airport, Homer, Alaska. At 1153, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: wind from 080 degrees at 17 knots, gusting 24 knots; visibility 6 statute miles; sky condition broken 3,600 feet; temperature 45 degrees F; dew point 37 degrees F; altimeter 29.11 inHg. The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, Alaska

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4918Q

NTSB Identification: ANC17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ninilchik, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N4918Q
Injuries: 2 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.

On November 12, 2016, about 1215 Alaska standard time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna A185F airplane, N4918Q, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Ninilchik Airport, Ninilchik, Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot and the pilot-rated passenger sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska, about 1200.

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on November 13, the flying pilot, who was seated in the right seat at the time of the accident, stated that after an uneventful touchdown on the slightly wet and gravel surface of runway 10, the right-side brake system did not function as designed, which resulted in an asymmetrical braking condition. As the airplane continued the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the runway surface. The airplane came to rest on the runway without further incident. 

The accident pilot stated that the previous landing was accomplished by the pilot-rated passenger and she reported no issues with the brake system during that landing sequence. The pilot further stated at the time of the accident, the wind condition originated from the north, about 10 to 15 knots. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right horizontal stabilizer. 

In a written statement from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector (ASI) on November 16, he reported that he conducted an onsite examination of the airplane's brake system. He reported that he attempted to actuate the right brake, but the brake just went to the full travel stop. The right brake master cylinder filler plug was removed and a small tie wrap was utilized as a dip stick, and no fluid was observed on the tie wrap. The bottom of the fuselage and the right brake caliper were visually examined, and no signs of fluid leaks were observed. The accident pilot was asked if he previously observed the ground under the brake calipers at his parking space for evidence of any fluid leaks and the pilot reported he did look and did not observe any signs of fluid. The ASI additionally reported that the runway utilized by the accident pilot was in a useable condition, and that ice patches on the side of the runway were not a factor with the accident sequence. 

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot stated that the accident may have been avoided if he depressed the brakes prior to landing to confirm both were functioning.

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION 

The closest weather reporting facility was the Homer Airport, Homer, Alaska. At 1153, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: wind from 080 degrees at 17 knots, gusting 24 knots; visibility 6 statute miles; sky condition broken 3,600 feet; temperature 45 degrees F; dew point 37 degrees F; altimeter 29.11 inHg.

TESTS AND RESEARCH

In a written statement from the accident pilot on December 20, he reported that the entire brake system was tested. The testing revealed that the right brake had an "extremely small leak (one drop)" from both o-rings at 500 pounds per square inch. The rest of the brake system appeared normal and no signs of brake fluid were found on the underside of the fuselage. He reported he assumed the leak was small and that only under pressure would it show signs of leaking, that is why no evidence of leaking was observed on any preflight activity prior to the accident. He further reported the o-rings on both calipers were replaced, the brake system was pressurized, and no further leaks were found. 

In a written statement from the pilot on April 4, he reported that after replacing the brake lines, the right brake did not readily take fluid when pumped from the caliper. The right brake master cylinder was disassembled, and the spring was observed to be deformed. He reported that in certain positions, the spring would block the flow of fluid in or out. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The FAA has published the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – Airframe FAA-H-8083-31 (2012). This document discusses airplane brake systems and states in part:


Brake seals are very important. Without properly functioning seals, brake operation will be compromised or the brakes will fail. Over time, heat and pressure mold a seal into the seal groove and harden the material. Eventually, resilience is reduced and the seal leaks. New seals should be used to replace all seals in the brake assembly. Acquire seals by part number in a sealed package from a reputable supplier to avoid bogus seals and ensure the correct seals for the brake assembly in question. Check to ensure the new seals have not exceeded their shelf life, which is typically three years from the cure date.

NTSB Identification: ANC17LA005
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Ninilchik, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N4918Q
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 November 12, 2016, about 1230 Alaska standard time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna 185 airplane, N4918Q, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Ninilchik Airport, Ninilchik, Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot and the pilot-rated passenger sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska, about 1200. 

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on November 13, the flying pilot, who was seated in the right seat at the time of the accident, stated that after an uneventful touchdown on the slightly wet and gravel surface of runway 10, the right side brake system did not function as designed, which resulted in an asymmetrical braking condition. As the airplane continued the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the runway surface. The airplane came to rest on the runway without further incident. 

The accident pilot stated that the previous landing was accomplished by the pilot-rated passenger and she reported no issues with the brake system during that landing sequence. The pilot further stated at the time of the accident, the wind condition originated from the north, about 10 to 15 knots.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right horizontal stabilizer. 

The closest weather reporting facility was the Homer Airport, Homer, Alaska. At 1153, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: wind from 080 degrees at 17 knots, gusting 24 knots; visibility 6 statute miles; sky condition broken 3,600 feet; temperature 45 degrees F; dew point 37 degrees F; altimeter 29.11 inHg.

Luscombe 8E, N2604K: Accident occurred November 12, 2016 at Poe's Airport (AR88), Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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

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


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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2604K

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Conway, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N2604K
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 pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he landed on the turf runway, and the airplane began to drift left. He made a right rudder pedal input that did not counter the left drift, and he adjusted his foot on the right rudder pedal so that he could apply differential braking. However, he reported that “my shoe was caught between the rudder pedal and the sheet metal fairing on the floorboard that covers the rudder pedal bell cranks,” which prevented him from applying differential braking. The airplane exited the runway to the left and ground looped, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing spar and right aileron.

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

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and ground loop. 

China Southern, Airbus A388: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA El Segundo (Los Angeles) FSDO-23

CHINA SOUTHERN FLIGHT 328, B6139 AIRBUS A388 AIRCRAFT, ON PUSHBACK FROM THE GATE, STRUCK A TUG, 1 PERSON ON THE TUG SUSTAINED UNKNOWN INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT IS MINOR, PERSONS ON BOARD WERE DEPLANED AND BUSSED TO THE TERMINAL, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. 

Date: 11-NOV-16
Time: 07:15:00Z
Regis#: B6139
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A380
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Minor
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Flight Number: CSN328
City: LOS ANGELES
State: California

Van's RV-8, N564AB: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 in Corona, Riverside County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N564AB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Riverside FSDO-21

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING NOSED OVER, CORONA, CALIFORNIA.  

Date: 11-NOV-16
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N564AB
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CORONA
State: California

Bell 206B, N206SA: Accident occurred April 06, 2017 in La Verne, Los Angeles County, California (and) Incident occurred November 12, 2016 near Camp Pendleton, California

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 2017 in La Verne, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: BELL 206, registration: N206SA
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 in the helicopter reported that he was providing hovering autorotation training to a private pilot. The flight instructor reported that he rolled off the throttle to initiate the maneuver, and the private pilot “raised the collective too soon which resulted in the aircraft climbing.” The rotor inertia decayed, and a main rotor blade struck the tailboom after the helicopter struck the ground. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail rotor drive shaft.  

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s early increased application of the collective during a simulated hovering autorotation, which resulted in a loss of rotor rpm and subsequent main rotor blade strike of the tailboom. 

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

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

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

Registered Owner: Havasu Heli Flights LLC

Operator: Havasu Heli Flights LLC

Coastal Helicopters LLC
c/o Paracorp Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N206SA

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 2017 in La Verne, CA
Aircraft: BELL 206, registration: N206SA
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 in the helicopter reported that he was providing hovering autorotation training to a private pilot. The flight instructor reported that he rolled off the throttle to initiate the maneuver and the private pilot, "raised the collective too soon which resulted in the aircraft climbing." The rotor inertia decayed and a main rotor blade struck the tailboom after the helicopter struck the ground. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail rotor drive shaft.

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

N206SA Bell 206 rotorcraft during aerial operation, struck wire.  Landed without incident.  Near Camp Pendleton, California

Date: 12-NOV-16
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N206SA
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Other
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: CAMP PENDLETON
State: California

Bellanca 14-19 Cruisemaster, N6582N: Incident occurred November 12, 2016 at Front Range Airport (KFTG), Denver, Colorado

http://registry.faa.gov/N6582N

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Denver FSDO-03

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK RUNWAY LIGHTS, FRONT RANGE AIRPORT, DENVER, COLORADO.  

Date: 12-NOV-16
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N6582N
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 1419
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: DENVER
State: Colorado

Sky Lease Cargo, Boeing 747, N902AN: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 in Miami, Florida

AMERICAN AIRLINES INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N902AN

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

N902AN SKYLEASE CARGO FLIGHT KYE4852 BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT ON DEPARTURE, AN ENGINE COWLING SEPARATED FROM ENGINE AND FELL ONTO THE RUNWAY, NO INJURIES, AIRCRAFT LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, MIAMI, FLORIDA.  

Date: 11-NOV-16
Time: 22:48:00Z
Regis#: N902AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 747
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Unknown
Activity: Cargo
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: SKYLEASE CARGO
Flight Number: KYE4852
City: MIAMI
State: Florida

Cessna 560XL, NextEra Energy Inc., N868XL: Incident occurred November 13, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

NEXTERA ENERGY INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N868XL

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Miami FSDO-19

AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A BIRDSTRIKE, LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, SUSTAINED UNKNOWN HORIZONTAL STABILIZER DAMAGE, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA.  

Date: 13-NOV-16
Time: 18:56:00Z
Regis#: N868XL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: Florida

Mini-Max: Incident occurred November 12, 2016 in New Haven, Allen County, Indiana

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

UNREGISTERED ULTRALIGHT, MINI-MAX, FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD NEAR NEW HAVEN, INDIANA. 

Date: 12-NOV-16
Time: 16:31:00Z
Regis#: UNREGISTERED
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NEW HAVEN
State: Indiana.

Cessna 172, N739WC: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

http://registry.faa.gov/N739WC

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Louisville FSDO-17

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING STRUCK THE PROPELLER AND WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. 

Date: 11-NOV-16
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N739WC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LEXINGTON
State: Kentucky

Fuel Starvation: Flight Design CTSW, N329CT; accident occurred November 13, 2016 near Omni Airport (LA46), Port Allen, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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/N329CT

Location: Port Allen, LA
Accident Number: CEN17LA041
Date & Time: 11/13/2016, 1530 CST
Registration: N329CT
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 13, 2016, about 1530 central standard time, a Flight Design CTSW single engine airplane, N329CT, was substantially damaged during a forced landing shortly after takeoff from Omni Airport (LA46), Port Allen, Louisiana. The student pilot, the sole occupant aboard, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, the airplane departed to the north and climbed to about 500 ft, and then turned west. About 875 ft, the engine made a "sneeze", lost power, and then the propeller stopped turning, The pilot tried to restart the engine several times, without success. During the forced landing in a sugar cane field, the left main landing gear and wing struck a dirt mound and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower front end of the fuselage, the right wing spar and leading edge, and left wing attachment fitting.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who responded to the accident, clean fuel was found in the fuel tanks, but the gascolator bowl was rusty and corroded. The right-wing fuel intake filter end cap was missing. An examination of the fuel lines and the fuel selector shutoff valve found soft hose-like debris in the check ball section of the valve which was obstructing fuel flow. No other defects were noted with the engine or fuel system.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied:Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2016
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH
Registration: N329CT
Model/Series: CTSW
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 07-01-09
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/03/2016, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1322 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 17 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 913 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: ROTAX
ELT: C91A installed
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KBTR, 76 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 88°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 11000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Port Allen, LA (LA46)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Port Allen, LA (LA46)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: OMNI (LA46)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 24 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 250 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: 30.532500, -91.315000 (est)

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Port Allen, LA
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH CTSW, registration: N329CT
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 13, 2016, about 1608 central standard time, a Flight Design CTSW, single-engine airplane, N329CT, was substantially damaged after impacting terrain during an off-airport forced landing near Port Allen, Louisiana. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had not been filed. At the time of the accident the airplane was departing Omni Airport (LA46), Port Allen, Louisiana for a local flight.

The student pilot reported that he had climbed to about 850 feet above ground level when he had a sudden and complete loss of engine power. He went through the emergency checklist for engine restart, but was not successful. During the forced landing the airplane impacted terrain in a recently harvested sugar cane field and came to rest partially inverted. There was substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The student pilot also reported that he was able to exit the wreckage without assistance. There was adequate fuel on-board, but no fuel spill, and no postimpact fire.

At 1553 the KBTR Automated Surface Observation System at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about 9 miles east from the accident location, reported wind from 330 degrees at 4 knots, visibility 10 miles, temperature 17 degrees Celsius (C), dew point 8 degrees C, with an altimeter setting of 30.15 inches of mercury.

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, Anvab Inc. dba, N53402: Accident occurred November 10, 2016 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

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

ANVAB INC DBA:   http://registry.faa.gov/N53402

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65


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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA067
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Concord, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N53402
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 reported that during the second landing of a closed traffic pattern flight, the airplane “ballooned” in the landing flare and touched down “hard.” The pilot further reported that she aborted the landing and landed without further incident. 

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

Weatherly 620B, Burkett Aerial Spraying, N2035J: Accident occurred November 12, 2016 in Coleman County, 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;  Lubbock, Texas 

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

Burkett Aerial Spraying: http://registry.faa.gov/N2035J

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA038
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Coleman, TX
Aircraft: WEATHERLY AVIATION CO INC 620B, registration: N2035J
Injuries: 1 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.

On November 12, 2016, about 1300 central standard time, a Weatherly Aviation Company 620B airplane, N2035J, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Coleman, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Burkett Aviation under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial spraying practice flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, with no flight plan filed. The local flight departed a private strip about 1200.

Flying his initial flight in the model of the accident airplane, the pilot stated that a total loss of engine power occurred during climb following a practice spray pass. The pilot executed a forced landing into an adjacent wheat field. Due to trees and a fence in the path of his rollout, he aggressively applied brake pressure, which resulted in a nose over and damage to the vertical stabilizer.

The owner had informed the pilot prior to takeoff that he needed to switch from left to right tank after flying for about 40 minutes. His advice was based on the engine's typical fuel burn of about 33 gallons per hour and fuel tank capacity of 35 gallons of each wing. The owner estimated the airplane was airborne for about one hour.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector and local mechanic revealed fuel leaking from a breached left tank, with the right tank intact and empty. The fuel selector was in the right tank position. After flipping the airplane upright, the propeller was rotated, with normal engine continuity. Fuel was added to the right tank and the engine was started. The engine ran for about 10 seconds and then stopped. Additional engine starts attempts were not successful, due to unavailability of a powered electrical source.

The right fuel tank low level warning light was tested and initially found to inoperable. After adjusting the sensor in the right fuel tank, the warning light operated normally. The owner stated the low fuel warning system had been intermittent during previous flights.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA038
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Coleman, TX
Aircraft: WEATHERLY AVIATION CO INC 620B, registration: N2035J
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 12, 2016, about 1300 central standard time, a Weatherly Aviation Company 620B airplane, N2035J, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Coleman, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Burkett Aviation under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial spraying flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, with no flight plan filed. The local flight departed a private airport about 1200. 


The pilot stated that a total loss of engine power occurred during climb and he executed a forced landing into an adjacent wheat field. Due to trees and a fence in the path of his rollout, the pilot aggressively applied brake pressure, which resulted in a nose over and damage to the vertical stabilizer.





COLEMAN COUNTY, TX -   The pilot of a crop duster airplane was able to walk away from the scene of a crash early Saturday afternoon in eastern Coleman County.

The pilot, whose name has not been released, refused treatment from EMS at the scene. The plane is registered to Burkett Aerial Spraying of Coleman County.

The plane went down in a field on a ranch. As of 2:00 pm Saturday, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and Coleman County Sheriff's Deputy had returned to the scene to investigate. 

The official cause of the crash is not known at this time.

Source:   http://www.everythinglubbock.com

Sun Country Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N710SY: Incident occurred November 11, 2016 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Austin, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N710SY

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

SUN COUNTRY FLIGHT SCX8160 BOEING 737 AIRCRAFT, REGISTRATION NOT REPORTED, ON LANDING, SUSTAINED BIRDSTRIKE DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT ENGINE, NO INJURIES, LANDED WITHOUT INCIDENT, AUSTIN, TEXAS.  

Date: 12-NOV-16
Time: 00:45:00Z
Regis#: SCX8160
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: Incident
Damage: Minor
Activity: Commercial
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: SCX-Sun Country Airlines
Flight Number: SCX8160
City: AUSTIN
State: Texas

Cessna 170B, N170DP: Incident occurred November 13, 2016 in Yakima County, Washington

http://registry.faa.gov/N170DP

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Spokane FSDO-13

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ROLLOUT, TAIL WHEEL COLLAPSED, YAKIMA, WASHINGTON.
  
Date: 13-NOV-16
Time: 21:16:00Z
Regis#: N170DP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: YAKIMA
State: Washington

Cessna 172RG Cutlass, Ameriflyers of Florida LLC, N751DW: Incident occurred November 13, 2016 in Addison, Dallas County, Texas (and) Incident occurred November 10, 2014 at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Spring, Texas

AMERIFLYERS OF FLORIDA LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N751DW 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Dallas FSDO-05

AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY IN THE GRASS AND TAXIED OVER RUNWAY LIGHTS, ADDISON, TEXAS 

Date: 13-NOV-16
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N751DW
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ADDISON
State: Texas

Ameriflyers of Florida LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N751DW

Incident occurred November 10, 2014 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Houston FSDO-09

Description: AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR UP, SPRING, TEXAS

Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)


  

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -  A plane circling around Hooks Airport in Spring made a safe forced landing around 5 p.m. Monday.

The plane landed on its main gear, then fell forward onto its nose and skidded to a stop. Sky 2 captured two people stepping out of the plane after the landing.

The aircraft touched the ground twice, apparently trying to free up the nose gear, but both attempts were unsuccessful. After the plane burned off fuel and flew around the airport, it made its third attempt at a landing.

The plane is a Cessna and is a fixed-wing, single engine aircraft. The registered owner of the plane is Ameriflyers of Florida in Addison, Texas, according to the Federal Aviation Administration's registry.

Source:   http://www.click2houston.com





A small plane that circled above David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Spring for more than 30 minutes landed safely. 

According to NBC affiliate KPRC, the pilot was having trouble with the nose gear.

The Cessna single-engine aircraft landed just after 5 p.m. Monday, first touching down on its back wheels, then tipping forward, where it skidded on its nose before coming to a complete stop.

There were two people on board. No one was injured.

The aircraft is registered in Addison.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.


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