Monday, May 1, 2017

Beech A24R Sierra, N400LE, OBX Airplanes LLC: Accident occurred October 18, 2017 at Dare County Regional Airport (KMQI), Manteo, North Carolina -and- Incident occurred April 28, 2017 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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

OBX Airplanes LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N400LE




NTSB Identification: ERA18LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Manteo, NC
Aircraft: BEECH A24, registration: N400LE
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

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 October 18, 2017, about 1000 eastern daylight time, a Beech A24R, N400LE, impacted hard during a forced landing at Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), Manteo, North Carolina. The private pilot undergoing instruction (PUI), sustained serious injuries while the flight instructor sustained minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged, and was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local, instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight which originated about 1 minute earlier.

The flight instructor, who was seated in the right seat, stated that there were no discrepancies with the airplane during the preflight inspection or engine run-up before takeoff. After becoming airborne, when the flight was near the midpoint of the runway at about 100 ft, the cockpit filled with smoke and she noted a burning wire and fire in front of her position. She also reported that the cockpit became hot. She took control from the PUI, and directed the battery and alternator switches to be turned off. She initiated a turn to return to the airport, parallel to runway 17, and reported the airplane impacted hard.

Preliminary examination of the accident site by several Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors revealed the airplane first impacted on airport property east of runway 17 near the approach end of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright about 500 ft and 212° from the initial impact location. Examination of the cockpit by a FAA airworthiness inspector revealed a wire with melted insulation hanging from under the right side of the instrument panel. The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination.
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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A plane crashed Wednesday morning during an attempted emergency landing at a Dare County airport, officials say. 

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration tells WAVY.com a Beech A24R Sierra landed a field just short of a runway at the airport.


Dare County officials say a preliminary investigation found two people were in a plane — a student pilot and an instructor pilot — that began experiencing issues shortly after taking off from Dare County Regional Airport (MQI).


Officials say they were trying to make an emergency landing when the plane hit the runway, causing damage to the plane’s landing gear.


The student pilot, 23-year-old Balpreet Chahal, of Leesburg, Virginia, was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital after complaining of minor injuries, officials say.


The instructor, 32-year-old Jenny Hawk, of Manns Harbor, was checked out at the airport and transported to the Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation, officials say.


The FAA is now taking over the investigation.


Story, video and photo ➤ http://wavy.com


MANTEO, N.C. (WVEC) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane crash-landed at the Dare County Regional Airport on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened at about 10 a.m. on Runway 5.


A preliminary investigation revealed two occupants -- a student pilot and an instructor pilot -- experienced issues that forced them to make an emergency landing. The plane landed hard on the runway and slid off it into the grass, collapsing the landing gear.


A spokesperson with the State Highway Patrol said the student pilot, Balpreet S. Chahal, 23 was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation after complaining of minor injuries.


The other passenger, instructor Jenny Renea Hawk, 32, had no complaints of injuries.


Story, video and photo ➤ http://www.13newsnow.com


MANTEO, N.C. – Authorities are investigating a plane crash at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo that left one person with minor injuries.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the airport at approximately 10 a.m. after receiving reports of the crash.

The emergency landing was because of on board issues the plane was experiencing, said Dare County officials.

Officials say that the aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the runway.

Airport staff responded immediately, bringing along a fire truck because of leaking fuel.

NCHP says the preliminary investigation has revealed that two people, a student pilot and an instructor pilot, were attempting to make an emergency landing when the plane hit the runway, causing damage to the landing gear.

The student pilot, 23-year-old Balpreet S. Chahal suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The instructor pilot, 32-year-old Jenny Hawk, was not injured. Hawk was involved in a plane crash ion the Croatan Sound in 2015 that left her in critical condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation.

The airport remains fully functioning at this time.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://wtkr.com

Two people were taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for observation after their plane made a hard landing Wednesday morning at the Dare County Regional Airport on Roanoke Island.

A Beech A24R Sierra owned by OBX Airplanes, LLC. experienced issues shortly after take off that led to an emergency landing.

The aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the Runway 17, according to a Dare County news release.

There was a small fuel leak reported by emergency crews at the scene that was quickly contained.

The crash still is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Story and photo ➤ https://outerbanksvoice.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 28-APR-17

Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N400LE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

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