Friday, April 28, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N796SP, registered to Opensky Airways LLC and operated by Santa Monica Flyers: Accident occurred April 28, 2017 at Jean Airport (0L7), Clark County, Nevada -and- Accident occurred May 03, 2010 at Palo Alto Airport (KPAO), Santa Clara County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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: Opensky Airways LLC

Operator: Santa Monica Flyers 

http://registry.faa.gov/N796SP


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA248
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 28, 2017 in Jean, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N796SP
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.

The pilot reported that he elected to make an emergency landing due to his passenger not being responsive. He added that added that during the landing he "shot over and ended up in the grass at the end of the runway".

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage. 

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

An automated weather observation station located about 16 miles north east the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 340° at 20 knots, wind gusts at 32 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on runway 20.





A small airplane carrying three people went off the runway after an emergency landing at the Jean Sport Aviation Center on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at the airport at 23600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, just east of Interstate 15 in the community of Jean, about 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, said Christine Crews, a spokeswoman for the Department of Aviation.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to the accident, Crews said.

A Cessna 172 aircraft carrying three people chose to land in Jean after someone suffered a medical emergency on board. Upon landing, the airplane went off of the runway, suffering serious damage, Crews said.

There were no injuries in result of the landing. One person was taken to a local hospital due to the medical emergency.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate the accident, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

The aircraft cannot be flown and will have to be moved by a crane, forcing closure of two runways at the airport, Crews said.

The Jean Sport Aviation Center is not a highly trafficked airport and there won't be a huge impact, she said.

Original article can be found here: https://www.reviewjournal.com



JEAN, Nev. (KSNV News3LV) — A small plane making a medical emergency landing at Jean overshoot the runway and made a hard landing this afternoon. 

None of the three occupants was injured in the 1 p.m. incident at Jean Sport Aviation Center, but one was transported to a hospital for the medical emergency. The plane was headed for Henderson Executive Airport from Southern California, according to McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine Crews.

"A Cessna 172 overshot the runway and made a hard landing and was damaged," Crews said. "A parallel runway will be closed until a crane can be brought in to remove it. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified."

There is no projected time for the runway to re-open at the small airport, Crews said.

Original article can be found here: http://news3lv.com

A small airplane carrying three people went off the runway at the Jean Sport Aviation Center on Friday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. at the airport at 23600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, just east of Interstate 15 in the community of Jean, about 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas, said Christine Crews, a spokeswoman for the Department of Aviation.

The Clark County Fire Department was responding to the accident, Crews said.

It was not immediately clear if the airplane was landing or taking off at the time of the accident or if anyone was injured.

Original article can be found here:  https://www.reviewjournal.com

JEAN, Nev. - The pilot of a Cessna 172 airplane made a hard landing at the Jean airport shortly after 1 p.m., according to a McCarran Airport official.

The plane, which was carrying three people, was landing in Jean due to one person suffering a medical issue. 

The official said the pilot overshot the runway and made a hard landing. There were no injuries due to the landing.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.lasvegasnow.com

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

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


NTSB Identification: WPR10CA230
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 03, 2010 in Palo Alto, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/22/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N796SP
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 certified flight instructor (CFI) reported that the student pilot, who was seated in the left seat, was performing a short field takeoff. The CFI said that during the takeoff, the airplane yawed left dramatically and became airborne in a nose-high attitude. The CFI reported that she took control and "pushed" forward on the yoke and regained control of the airplane; however, in the process, the airplane collided with an anemometer pole. The CFI reported that she was able to continue the flight, entered a non-standard pattern for the runway and landed without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer; damage was also noted to the right wing. No pre accident mechanical deficiencies or anomalies with the airplane were reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control and the certified flight instructor’s delayed response to the student pilot's loss of control during the takeoff roll.

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