Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cessna 310I, N8170M, Videre Aviation LLC: Accident occurred August 24, 2017 near South Valley Regional Airport (U42), West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Continental Motors Group; Mobile, Alabama

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Videre Aviation LLC:

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA187
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Salt Lake City, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 310I, registration: N8170M
Injuries: 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 August 24, 2017, about 1400 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 310I, N8170M, experienced power fluctuations from both engines during takeoff from the South Valley Regional Airport (U42), Salt Lake City, Utah. The pilot subsequently made an off-airport landing to an open lot. The airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Videre Aviation, LLC., and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial photography flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The pilot was not available for an interview, however, he had reported to his representative, that during takeoff initial climb from runway 16, the airplane did not accelerate as usual, and insufficient runway remained for landing. The airplane was not able to climb, and both engines had fluctuations in power, RPM and fuel flow. The pilot completed the emergency checklist, and feathered the left propeller due to the yaw of the airplane. Adequate airspeed could not be maintained for continued flight so the pilot initiated a forced landing to an open lot about one mile south of runway 16. During the forced landing, the airplane struck two power poles. A postaccident fire ensued and approximately one acre of the lot was burned.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

WEST JORDAN — A 26-year-old pilot walked away with minor injuries after his plane crashed in an industrial area Thursday.

The man took off from the South Valley Regional Airport. About 2:10 p.m., the twin-engine Cessna experienced an unknown problem, according to West Jordan Deputy Fire Chief Reed Scharman.

The plane went down in an industrial park near 8540 S. 4050 West, hitting a power pole and lines as it went down. That started a 5-acre brush fire. The aircraft hit the ground in an open field and skidded for about 300 feet before it was stopped by a concrete wall that circles Atlas Rigging and Transfer and an electrical generator.

No one on the ground was injured.

When emergency crews arrived, the pilot was standing outside his plane, Scharman said. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for cuts to his head and burns on his neck, he said.

What caused the plane to go down was unknown Thursday. Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting the investigation, Scharman said.

Original article can be found here ➤

A small plane that crashed in West Jordan on Thursday afternoon took out power lines and left hundreds of people without power, but the pilot suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The twin-engine plane had taken off from South Valley Regional Airport and crashed during takeoff at 2:10 p.m., according to airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer.

As the plane went down just south of the airport, near 8600 South and 4000 West, it hit a power line, which sparked a grass fire, Volmer said.

The 26-year-old male pilot was taken to Intermountain Healthcare with a head injury that is not life-threatening, she said.

The fire has since been extinguished by the West Jordan Fire Department, Volmer said. Officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

According to Tiffany Erickson, a spokeswoman for Rocky Mountain Power, more than 400 customers were without power at about 2:30 p.m. because the plane ”tore some lines down.”

The outages occurred in West Jordan between 8500 South and 9000 South and between 4000 West and 4150 West, Erickson said.

A Rocky Mountain Power crew restored power to all except 41 customers just after 3:20 p.m., Erickson said. Power was expected to be restored to the remaining customers by 11 p.m., she said.

The nature of any injuries in the crash was not immediately known.

Original article can be found here ➤

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon near 8600 South and 4000 West in West Jordan, and video from the scene shows a field fire that erupted after the crash.

A dispatcher told FOX 13 the crash was first reported around 2:20 p.m.

The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The pilot, a 26-year-old male, was transported to Intermountain Medical Center with minor head injuries.

The plane struck a power pole as it came down, which started a small field fire. The fire has been extinguished.

The aircraft did not hit any buildings, and no injuries beyond those suffered by the pilot have been reported.

Rocky Mountain Power states that about 400 customers were without power in the area of the crash due to the downed lines, but as of about 3:30 p.m. power had been restored for about 363 of them. The remaining 41 customers are expected to have their service restored by 11 p.m.

A spokesperson for Salt Lake City International Airport says the twin engine aircraft took off from South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan. It was not immediately clear where the plane was headed or what caused it to crash.

Other photos taken at the scene show scorched grass, and firefighters from the West Jordan Fire Department are responding to the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 24, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — First responders are on the scene of a West Jordan plane crash.

The twin engine aircraft went down about 2:10 p.m. near 8540 S. Farm Road, West Jordan.

Witnesses told Gephardt Daily the plane had just taken off from South Valley Regional Airport when it seemed to lose power, crashing into a power pole and taking down a two block stretch of electrical wires.

The plane then crash landed into a nearby industrial park, skidding into a fence at the back of the Atlas Rigging and Transfer Company while starting a small field fire.

Police say the plane’s lone occupant was a 26-year-old pilot who managed to walk away from the crash. He was ultimately transported to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray in fair condition.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the crash. Their investigation is continuing.

Original article can be found here ➤

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