Thursday, December 29, 2016

Incident occurred December 29, 2016 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Buncombe County, North Carolina



ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — First responders rushed to Asheville Regional Airport on Thursday after a pilot reported having problems landing.

The plane eventually landed without incident, but several passengers said it was the scariest landing they had experienced.

Passengers said the plane tried to land twice, and they said the pilot announced he couldn't get the flaps down. They said he also announced there was difficulties because of wind shear.

A Delta spokesperson said that's when a plane comes down and headwind makes it speed up, and then tail wind makes it suddenly slow down. A Delta spokesperson said the plane was actually operated by Express Jet.

Passengers said seven or eight people threw up.

"We were at all times going really fast, slow, and doing a lot of up and down, up and down, and that's where the people were getting sick," said Ashley Abrams, who was flying from Orlando.

A spokesperson said the airport followed proper protocol. She said the protocol is a pilot reports a problem to the tower, the tower reports it to the airport and the airport calls fire and EMS.

Story and photo gallery:   http://wlos.com

Cessna 310, Mustang Sally Aviation, N488SS: Incident occurred December 29, 2016 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), Los Angeles, California

MUSTANG SALLY AVIATION LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N488SS 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: LONG BEACH

LANDING WITH NOSE LANDING GEAR RETRACTED.

Date: 28-DEC-16
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N488SS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH

State: CALIFORNIA

AIRCRAFT NOSE GEAR FAILED TO LOCK IN DOWN POSITION RESULTING IN GEAR UP LANDING. PILOT HAD NOTIFIED ATC OF SYSTEM FAILURE; ARFF ALERTED.

Date: 29-DEC-16
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N488SS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA



The pilot of a twin-engine plane made an emergency, gear-up landing at the Long Beach Airport Thursday afternoon after experiencing mechanical issues.

The unidentified pilot, who was the only person on board, was not injured during the touch down that took place at about 3:00PM, said airport spokeswoman Cassie Chauvel.

The incident began when the pilot of the small aircraft informed the LGB tower of mechanical problems and circled for about 20 minutes in an attempt to fix the issue, said Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) spokesman Mark Miller. The pilot was unable to solve the issue and instead landed without the plane’s rear landing gear completely lowered.

The pilot was able to land safely and walk away from the plane, Miller said. There was no fire or fuel spill but authorities were still on the runway Thursday afternoon in search of any major damage to the road.

Authorities did not say what airport the pilot departed from or the original destination.

Source:   http://lbpost.com



A small plane had a rough landing at Long Beach Airport Thursday afternoon when its landing gear didn’t properly deploy, but nobody was hurt, according to authorities.

The twin-engine Cessna touched town with its rear wheels still up shortly before 3 p.m., Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mark Miller said.

The plane’s pilot had warned the control tower he was having mechanical problems, and the fire department sent engines and ambulances in preparation for a crash, but they turned out to be unneeded, Miller said.

There was no fire or fuel spill, and the pilot walked away unhurt, he said.

The pilot was the only person aboard, airport spokeswoman Cassie Chauvel said.

Crews moved the plane and were still working around 3:30 p.m. to make sure the runway wasn’t damaged, Miller said.

Because the plane landed on a runway not used for commercial flights, the incident didn’t cause any delays for travelers, according to Chauvel.

Source:  http://www.presstelegram.com

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N182SX: Hangar roof partially collapsed on plane due to tornado

Greg Stanford owns one of the damaged planes.









LAMAR COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - In Lamar County, people got a better idea of Tuesday night's damage after the sun came up on Wednesday. That was especially evident at the Lamar County Airport. 

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham said an EF0 or EF1 caused damage at the Lamar County Airport and surrounding areas. 

Winds destroyed one hangar and severely damaged another one. One plane's engine was ripped open and the wing was almost taken off of another one.

The winds pulled the hangar from its foundation and blew out the sheet metal walls and the insulation.

Most of the damage appears to be confined the area of Highway 17 and Beaver Creek Road just south of the city limits of Sulligent.

"Everything on the radar showed. They were telling us about the tire center, the building across. They never mentioned the airport but I can tell from where it was on the plot that we probably had damage here," Greg Stanford, who owns one of the damaged planes, said.

"My friend that has the hanger over here had called me, he had already got here and said it was devastated," he added.

Stanford described the damage to his plane.

"The metal hanger is pushed over, just disintegrated. Everything is piled to the side. Most of the plane damage looked like damage from the hangar falling on it. But by the way it crumpled the gear, it's going to be a total loss," Stanford explained.

One of his biggest fear may be realized.

He was concerned before the storm that the airport may close because of a lack of planes kept here.

Now that may be the case due to all the damage from Tuesday's severe weather.

The same storm that wrecked the airport also destroyed a nearby tire shop and leveled a home.

A woman in the house had to be rescued on Tuesday night.

http://www.kplctv.com






AIRCRAFT:   N182SX; 1985 Cessna R182; S/N R18202025

ENGINE:   Lycoming 0-540-J3C5D; Prop McCauley B3D32C407-C –OH 2008; Approx 161.0 SPOH

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE: Approx. 1,044.3 SMOH; 2,377.3 TT; AFTT 2,377.3

EQUIPMENT:  (2) Garmin 430W’s; MX20; WSI AV200; JPI EGT-701; WX500; STEC 55X; KI256 FD; GMA340; Wingtip landing lights

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Hangar roof partially collapsed on plane due to tornado

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Prop strike, empennage twisted 45 degrees; both wings spar damage, both elevators, center section & windshield severe.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   AMF Springfield, TN   

REMARKS: Was a beautiful airplane. Guardian Stby Vacuum pump; Air oil separator.

Read more here:   http://www.avclaims.com/N182SX.htm

Couple Arrested After Disrupting Delta Flight From Minneapolis–Saint Paul To Los Angeles

Anna Christine Koosmann & Blake Adam Fleisig 
(credit: MSP Airport Police)



MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Edina woman remains in custody after she and a man disrupted a Delta Air Lines flight headed from Minneapolis to Los Angeles Wednesday night, causing it to be delayed.

According to MSP officials, the incident occurred on Delta flight 2565 from Minneapolis to Los Angeles.

The flight departed MSP at 6:20 p.m., but returned at 7:35 p.m. after 35-year-old Blake Adam Fleisig, of Los Angeles, and 36-year-old Christine Anne Koosmann were being disruptive.

Cellphone video taken by passenger Patrick Whalen shows a couple being escorted off the flight by several police officers.

“In my a million miles on Delta, I’ve never seen anything like this,” Whalen said. “The captain gets on and says, ‘If people in the back don’t start following instructions of the flight crew, I’m going to turn the plane around.'”

Whalen says a flight attendant told him Koosmann had tried to use the bathroom shortly after takeoff and became physical when she was told to stay seated. The couple was given one more warning before the flight turned around.

“When you turn a plane around, you know international flights have slots, so they can’t wait, so all those people missed their flights,” Whalen said.

Passengers cheered as the couple were removed. Fleisig appeared to get physical with another passenger in the video, while the woman curses.

Fleisig was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, brawling or fighting. Koosmann was also arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Delta officials released this statement Thursday morning regarding the incident:

“The flight crew of Delta 2565 from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Los Angeles elected to return to Minneapolis shortly after takeoff when two passengers refused to follow crew instructions, became aggressive and created a disruption in the cabin. The passengers were removed by local law enforcement. The flight re-departed without further incident. The safety of Delta customers and employees is our top priority.”

Whalen says he appreciates the response of the flight crew.

“They handled it very well,” Whalen said. “All of the passengers were ready to go back there and take matters into their own hands.”

MSP officials said Fleisig cooperated with police and was released Wednesday night. Koosman was not being cooperative and is currently being held in Hennepin County Detention Center.

Story, video and photo:   http://minnesota.cbslocal.com

Piper PA 46-350P Malibu Mirage, N301BK, Cambusmoon Inc: Accident occurred December 29, 2016 at John C. Tune Airport (KJWN), Nashville, Tennessee

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

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

Cambusmoon Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N301BK


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA105

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Nashville, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: PIPER PA 46, registration: N301BK
Injuries: 3 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, during the landing roll, the airplane “began to drift sharply to the left.” The pilot reported that, although there were no wind gusts reported, he felt as though a wind gust was pushing the airplane to the left. He attempted to maintain directional control with rudder pedal application, and he applied full right aileron. The airplane continued to drift to the left, and the pilot attempted to abort the landing by applying full throttle and 25° of flaps. He reported that the airplane continued to drift to the left and that he was not able to achieve sufficient airspeed to rotate. The airplane exited the runway, the pilot pulled the throttle to idle, and he applied the brakes to avoid obstacles. However, the airplane impacted the runway and taxiway signage and came to rest in a drainage culvert. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The published METAR for the accident airport reported that the wind was from 290° at 15 knots, and wind gusts exceeded 22 knots 1 hour before and 1 hour after the accident. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 20. The maximum demonstrated crosswind component for the airplane was 17 knots.

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 loss of directional control during the aborted landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion.







NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane made a hard landing off the runway at a West Nashville airport on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority confirms it happened at 1:25 p.m. at the John C. Tune airport just off the Centennial Boulevard exit of Briley Parkway.

The Piper PA-46 reportedly ran off the runway while landing and came to rest in a grassy area near the Runway Safety Area.

Christian Straubinger witnessed the incident and rushed over to help.

“It was very scary,” explained Straubinger. “My voice is shot from yelling and calling 911. I was just afraid of a fire. That was my biggest concern.”

The pilot and the two passengers on board were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified shortly after the incident. According to their records, the plane is registered to a company out of Glenview, Illinois.

Story and video:  http://wkrn.com



A single-engine plane crashed early Thursday afternoon at John C. Tune Airport in Nashville but no one was injured, authorities said.

The crash took place at just before 1:30 p.m just off the runway at the airport at 110 Tune Airport Drive, northwest of downtown Nashville.

Nashville International Airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall said three people were on board when the crash took place but no one was hurt.

The identity of those on board the plane was not immediately known.

According to a statement from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, a general aviation aircraft (Piper PA-46) arriving at the airport ran off the runway before promptly coming to rest outside the runway safety area.

Nashville Fire Department responded to the incident and the cause of the crash was not immediately known Thursday afternoon, airport authorities said.

As of about 3:30 p.m., she said, the runway was open.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash and will investigate, authorities said.

Source:   http://www.tennessean.com 




NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Officials have confirmed a small plane crashed at John C. Tune Airport.

The wreck happened around 1:25 p.m. Thursday at the airport in the 100 block of Tune Airport Drive.

Authorities said three people were on board, and all made it out of the plane safely.

The plane, a single engine Piper PA-46, ran off the runway before coming to rest outside the runway safety area after arriving at the airport.

The cause of the crash was unknown.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were notified as the investigation remained ongoing.

Source:    http://www.newschannel5.com




NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Police and Fire crews responded to the John C. Tune Airport on Thursday after a small airplane went off the runway.

The single-engine Piper PA-46 reportedly went off the runway, leaving the runway blocked. Thankfully, nobody on board was reported injured.











NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane made a hard landing off the runway at a West Nashville airport on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority confirms it happened at 1:25 p.m. at the John C. Tune airport just off the Centennial Boulevard exit of Briley Parkway.

The Piper PA-46 reportedly ran off the runway while landing and came to rest in a grassy area near the Runway Safety Area.

Christian Straubinger witnessed the incident and rushed over to help.

“It was very scary,” explained Straubinger. “My voice is shot from yelling and calling 911. I was just afraid of a fire. That was my biggest concern.”

The pilot and the two passengers on board were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified shortly after the incident. According to their records, the plane is registered to a company out of Glenview, Illinois.


Story and video:  http://wkrn.com






A single-engine plane crashed early Thursday afternoon at John C. Tune Airport in Nashville but no one was injured, authorities said.

The crash took place at just before 1:30 p.m just off the runway at the airport at 110 Tune Airport Drive, northwest of downtown Nashville.

Nashville International Airport spokeswoman Shannon Sumrall said three people were on board when the crash took place but no one was hurt.

The identity of those on board the plane was not immediately known.

According to a statement from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, a general aviation aircraft (Piper PA-46) arriving at the airport ran off the runway before promptly coming to rest outside the runway safety area.

Nashville Fire Department responded to the incident and the cause of the crash was not immediately known Thursday afternoon, airport authorities said.

As of about 3:30 p.m., she said, the runway was open.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash and will investigate, authorities said.

Source:   http://www.tennessean.com 






NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Officials have confirmed a small plane crashed at John C. Tune Airport.

The wreck happened around 1:25 p.m. Thursday at the airport in the 100 block of Tune Airport Drive.

Authorities said three people were on board, and all made it out of the plane safely.

The plane, a single engine Piper PA-46, ran off the runway before coming to rest outside the runway safety area after arriving at the airport.

The cause of the crash was unknown.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were notified as the investigation remained ongoing.

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, Fischer Aviation, N5253R: Accident occurred December 27, 2016 in Warwick, Orange County, New York

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA102
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Warwick, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5253R

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

Fischer Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5253R

FAA Flight Standards District Office: TETERBORO

AIRCRAFT STUCK DEER UPON LANDING

Date: 27-DEC-16
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N5253R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WARWICK
State: NEW YORK

Quicksilver GT500, N3265K: Incident occurred December 28, 2016 near Bellefontaine Regional Airport (KEDJ), Logan County, Ohio

http://registry.faa.gov/N3265K

FAA Flight Standards District Office: COLUMBUS

AIRCRAFT CAUGHT IN CROSSWIND UPON LANDING AND SLID OFF SIDE OF RUNWAY BREAKING AXLE AND LANDING GEAR.

Date: 28-DEC-16
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N3265K
Aircraft Make: QUICKSILVER
Aircraft Model: GT500
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BELLEFONTAINE

State: OHIO


An experimental plane sits in a plowed farm field north of the Bellefontaine Regional Airport runway after it was damaged in a Wednesday crash. Pilot Steve Sherrick of West Mansfield walked away from the crash. 



Steve Sherrick of West Mansfield was able to walk away from his damaged plane, go across a plowed, muddy farm field and another 300 yards or so to the main terminal of the Bellefontaine Regional Airport, 3100 W. State Route 47, to report the 1:15 p.m. crash.

“He came into the lobby holding his muddy shoes in his hands and told me he just crashed,” said Matt Chamberlain, an employee of Midwest Corporate Air Inc., which operates the airport for the city.

Source:   http://www.examiner.org