Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pakistan To Exhume Crashed Plane's Crew Bodies For Drug Test: ATR 42-500, Pakistan International Airlines, AP-BHO, fatal accident occurred December 07, 2016

In an unusual move, Pakistani authorities have decided to exhume the bodies of the crew of a plane that crashed last month killing 48 people to see if any of them were under the influence of drugs. The probe into the crash showed that engines of the plane were running fine. This cast doubts over the cause of the crash. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 crashed in a hilly area in Havelian near Abbottabad while en route from Chitral to Islamabad on December 7.



The cockpit crew of a Pakistan International Airlines flight that crashed last month may have been drugged or taken intoxicants, according to reports that have added a fresh twist to the accident that killed all 47 people on board the aircraft.

The bodies of the crew of the ATR 42 aircraft, which crashed near Havelian on December 7, may be exhumed to determine if any of them was incapacitated or poisoned, reports in the local media said on Tuesday.

Islamabad district health officer Najeeb Durrani submitted a letter to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Islamabad, the country’s main medical facility, suggesting the bodies be exhumed in line with the requirements of the investigation board.

The suggestion followed suspicions the crew may not have been in full control of their senses at the time of the crash. The letter also detailed the procedure for exhuming the bodies and suggested that directions were given by the senior joint director (medical) of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at Benazir Bhutto International Airport.

Durrani said the letter was part of standard operating procedures in all such air crash investigations.

PIMS administrator Altaf Hussein confirmed receiving the letter on Monday and said exhumation may not be necessary as the hospital’s administration had collected samples from the bodies of crew members that can be used to test for drugs.

But investigators have insisted on exhumation, which the PIMS’ administration has resisted so far. “This will be done after orders are received from the deputy commissioner as orders (for) exhuming a body can only be given by him,” Hussein said.

All passengers on board flight PK-661 were killed, including 31 men, nine women, two infants and five crew members. Among the dead was well known pop musician-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed.

Earlier, the CAA shared its findings from the black box data of the ill-fated flight with the Senate Standing Committee on Rules of Procedures and Privileges. In a statement, CAA secretary Irfan Elahi said both engines of the plane were working at “100%” when it took off from Chitral for Islamabad.

However, only one engine was running when the aircraft crashed. According to the black box data, no action was taken to land the plane before the crash, he said.

Elahi said investigations were underway to ascertain why the plane crashed when one of its engines was still working. The pilot was “calm” when he made his first call to the control room at 4:12 pm.

But the pilot issued a May Day call two minutes later, stating one of the engines was not running. The pilot’s last communication was recorded at 4:17 pm and after 10 to 15 minutes, it was reported the plane had crashed.

Following the crash, PIA chairman Azam Saigol resigned, citing personal reasons as the reason for his decision. Pressure for his resignation grew after there was a hue and cry, especially on social media, against PIA for not maintaining its planes in line with international standards. 

Source:  http://www.hindustantimes.com

American Legend AL3 , Mike Lima Corp, N841ML: Accident occurred January 17, 2017 at Pierson Municipal Airport (2J8), Volusia County, Florida

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

MIKE LIMA CORP:   http://registry.faa.gov/N841ML

FAA Flight Standards District Office: ORLANDO


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

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA091
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Pierson, FL
Aircraft: AMERICAN LEGEND AIRCRAFT CO AL3, registration: N841ML
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 January 17, 2017, at 1030 eastern standard time, an American Legend Aircraft Company AL3, N841ML, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during takeoff from the Pierson Municipal Airport (2J8), Pierson, Florida. The private pilot and the pilot-rated passenger were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed, for the personal flight operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The local flight departed Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (OMN), Ormond Beach, Florida about 1000.

According to the pilot, she flew to 2J8 to perform touch-and-go landings. Upon arrival, she overflew the airport and did not observe any traffic in the area nor hear any radio calls over the common traffic advisory frequency. The pilot entered the traffic pattern for runway 5, a 2,600 foot-long, 200 foot-wide, turf runway, on a left downwind, and performed two touch-and-go landings without incident. The pilot recalled that during the third touch-and-go landing, she landed slightly farther down the runway than the first two landings, and that all three landings were within the first 25 percent of the runway length. As the airplane rolled on the runway, she added power to accelerate and the airplane suddenly nosed over like "hitting a brick wall," and came to a rest inverted. She noted there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land rating. Her most recent second-class medical certificate was issued on March 2, 2015, at which time she reported 148 hours of total flight experience. During an interview, she indicated that she had about 30 hours of flight experience in the same make and model as the accident airplane.

Examination of the conventional landing gear equipped airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the rudder, vertical stabilizer, and wing struts. Flight control continuity was confirmed from each control surface to the cockpit controls. The wheel brakes functioned normally. The inspector examined the runway surface during the week following the accident, and he observed some animal burrows and holes in the turf at several locations, though not in the area of the accident. He further reported that damage to the runway in the area of the impact had been repaired prior to his examination.

DeLand Municipal Airport (DED), DeLand, Florida, was located about 14 miles southeast of 2J8. At 1035, the reported weather included wind from 190 degrees at 10 knots, scattered clouds at 2,400 feet above ground level, with 10 statute miles of visibility.





PIERSON - A single-engine airplane had a hard landing and flipped at the Pierson airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Volusia Sheriff's Office spokesman Gary Davidson said the female pilot was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach while the male passenger was taken by ground to a hospital in Ormond Beach.

Later, around 12:43 p.m. another airplane was reported as landing in the middle of the road at State Road 11 and Lake Hires Road due to an engine problem. No injuries were reported in that incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the Pierson crash but rescue workers at the site said federal investigators had no need to come to the scene since the airplane was undamaged.




Rescue workers also reported that the pair in Pierson airport landing suffered minor injuries.

Davidson said the call about the flipped airplane was made at 10:51 a.m. Reports made to dispatchers indicated that the airplane landed hard and tipped over, Davidson said.

The airplane, which appeared to have no damage, was turned upright and towed and parked at the airport.

According to a News-Journal analysis, there have been 55 aviation accidents at local airports in the past decade. In that same time period, there have been 24 people killed in plane crashes. This is partially the result of the sheer number of general aviation flights--defined as every aircraft but commercial airlines and "air taxis," or shuttles--in the greater Daytona Beach area. 

Source:   http://www.news-journalonline.com




PIERSON, Fla. - Two people sustained minor injuries when a plane flipped Tuesday morning while taxiing at a private airport in Pierson, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

A male passenger was taken to Florida Hospital and a woman was taken to Halifax Health.

The plane flipped shortly before 11 a.m.

Video from the scene shows minor tail damage to the plane.

Story and video:   http://www.clickorlando.com

Cessna 150L, N219RA: Incident occurred January 17, 2017 in DeLand, Volusia County, Florida

http://registry.faa.gov/N219RA

FAA Flight Standards District Office: ORLANDO

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED ON A ROAD 4 MILES FROM DELAND, FLORIDA 

Date: 17-JAN-17
Time: 17:35:00Z
Regis#: N219RA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: DELAND
State: FLORIDA


Around 12:43 p.m. a Cessna 150L plane was reported as landing in the middle of the road at State Road 11 and Lake Hires Road due to an engine problem. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Source:   http://www.news-journalonline.com

Congressman helps couple win legal battle over skydiving

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appeals court is siding with a couple that wants to operate a skydiving business on their north Florida farm.

James and Melanie Nipper won their appeal with the help of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who was working as an attorney before being sworn into office this month.


The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday a lower court erred when it issued an order blocking the Nipper family from using their 290-acre farm in northern Walton County for skydiving. County authorities asserted the business violated local zoning ordinances.


But the three judge panel concluded the ordinance was vague, noting that outdoor activities such as golf are allowed.


Melanie and James Nipper, a former member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, have operated a skydiving business since 2008.


Source: http://www.tbo.com

Harmon Rocket, N275JS: Accident occurred January 17, 2017 near Corona Municipal Airport (KAJO), Riverside County, California

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N275JS

FAA Flight Standards District Office: RIVERSIDE

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Corona, CA
Aircraft: JOHNSON Harmon Rocket, registration: N275JS
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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 January 17, 2017, about 1055 Pacific standard time, an experimental Johnson Harmon Rocket, N275JS, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from Corona Municipal Airport, Corona, California. The private pilot, who was the owner and builder, was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The private pilot and certified flight instructor (CFI) were fatally injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The local personal flight originated from Corona about 1040. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan had not been filed.

Witnesses reported observing the airplane initially taking off from runway 25. The airplane then landed on runway 07 and immediately departed. After reaching about 100 to 200 ft, the engine experienced a loss of power. The airplane made a steep turn back toward the airport and collided with terrain. The airplane came to rest on the airport property about 2,000 ft southwest of the end of the runway surface.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.




A single-engine aircraft taking off from Corona Municipal Airport on Tuesday, Jan. 17, made an emergency landing and crashed, leaving its two occupants with moderate to severe injuries, fire officials say.

The crash was reported to the Corona Fire Department at 10:55 a.m., said spokesman John Deyoe. Firefighters arrived and extricated two people. They were taken to two different trauma centers.

Deyoe did not know whether the injuries were life-threatening.

Marilyn Larson of Norco was driving on West Rincon Street past the airport when she saw the crash.

“The plane went up and did a curve like it was returning to the airport but it did just a big belly flop and it stopped.”

She said she couldn’t hear whether there was engine trouble because her car radio was on.

“It looked like it lost power because it went really high and then went down fast," she said. " There was no fire. It landed flat.”

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email that the circumstances of the crash weren't yet clear. He said the airplane is a Harmon Rocket, an experimental airplane built from a kit.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Source:   http://www.pe.com



CORONA, Calif. - A single-engine plane crashed Tuesday in a field near Corona Municipal Airport, injuring the pilot and passenger, fire officials said.

Shortly after taking off around 11 a.m., the two-seater plane experienced engine problems and the pilot was unable to make it back to the airport, said John DeYoe with the Corona Fire Department. 

Firefighters used cutting tools to extricate both occupants of the plane, according to DeYoe, who said they were transported to a local trauma center -- one with severe injuries and the other with moderate injuries.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the plane was a Harmon Rocket, a two-seat monoplane.

The FAA along with the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

Source:  http://www.kesq.com



A small plane crashed Tuesday near Corona Municipal Airport, officials said.

Two people were aboard the Harmon Rocket airplane when it crashed “under unknown circumstances,” according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. The condition of the two people was not immediately known.

The crash occurred about 11 a.m. in an open field near the airport on Aviation Drive.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Source:   http://www.latimes.com




A small plane with two people on board crashed in a field near Corona Municipal Airport Tuesday.

Emergency vehicles could be seen responding in the 11 a.m. hour, when the wreckage of the red-and-white plane remained in the field.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said a Harmon Rocket airplane crashed under unknown circumstances. Two people were on board, the FAA official said.

The two patients were taken to a local trauma center, the Corona Fire Department stated on Twitter. The patients’ injuries were described as “moderate to severe.”

The Fire Department called the incident a “plane emergency landing.”

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Source:  http://ktla.com



CORONA, Calif. (KABC) --  Two people in a small plane suffered moderate to severe injuries after making an emergency landing at the Corona Municipal Airport, authorities said Tuesday.

According to Corona Fire Department officials, a two-passenger Harmon Rocket had to make an emergency landing around 11 a.m. and crashed.

The two occupants were taken to a local trauma center.

The reason for the emergency landing was unclear.

The FAA and NTSB will investigate the crash, authorities said.

Source:   http://abc7.com

Cessna 182J Skylane, N707RB: Accident occurred January 14, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama

HANGER AVIATION INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N707RB

FAA Flight Standards District Office: BIRMINGHAM

AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, FORCE LANDED OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, MOBILE, ALABAMA 

Date: 14-JAN-17
Time: 15:47:00Z
Regis#: N707RB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: MOBILE
State: ALABAMA

Sky Raider, N473LR: Incident occurred January 15, 2017 in Wasilla, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N473LR

FAA Flight Standards District Office: ANCHORAGE

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING ON LAKE, STRUCK THE PROPELLER, WASILLA, ALASKA

Date: 15-JAN-17
Time: 00:51:00Z
Regis#: N473LR
Aircraft Make: SKY RAIDER
Aircraft Model: SKY RAIDER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WASILLA
State: ALASKA

Beech 76 Duchess, N6635B: Incident occurred January 13, 2017 in Hawthorne, Los Angeles County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N6635B

FAA Flight Standards District Office: LOS ANGELES

AIRCRAFT LANDED WITH NOSE GEAR RETRACTED, HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA 

Date: 13-JAN-17
Time: 21:02:00Z
Regis#: N6635B
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HAWTHORNE
State: CALIFORNIA

Beechcraft B200 Super King Air, Devine Organics LLC, N795DE: Accident occurred January 13, 2017 at Harris Ranch Airport (3O8), Coalinga, Fresno County, California

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA114 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 13, 2017 in Coalinga, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N795DE
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 takeoff roll on a narrow runway about 70 to 80 knots, he noticed that the engines were not at full power. He advanced the throttles “a little further,” but when he did so, the left main landing gear dropped off the left side of the runway into soft mud. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane stopped in the mud.

The fuselage and engine firewalls sustained substantial damage.

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 during takeoff.

The pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

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

Devine Organics LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N795DE

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA114
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 13, 2017 in Coalinga, CA
Aircraft: BEECH B200, registration: N795DE
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 takeoff roll on a narrow runway about 70 to 80 knots, he noticed that the engines were not at full power. The pilot further reported that he advanced the throttles "a little further," but when he did so, the left main landing gear dropped off the left side of the runway into soft mud. Subsequently, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane stopped in the mud.

The fuselage and engine firewalls sustained substantial damage.

The pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.



FRESNO COUNTY, California -   New information is coming in on a plane takeoff mishap that happened just after 4:00 this afternoon near Five Points.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a plane crash near Highway 145 and Napa in Coalinga.

CHP arrived first and made contact with the pilot, a 66 year old man from Hanford. He said that as he was about to take off, he experienced engine throttle problems and he drifted off of the runway. 

The Beechcraft B200 Super King Air was never airborne and came to rest about 200 feet off the runway.

The pilot complained of pain to his ribs.  EMS treated and released him at the scene.

The investigation is being handled by NTSB.  

Story and video:   http://www.yourcentralvalley.com

Vans RV-6A, N994M: Incident occurred January 16, 2017 in Hayward, Alameda County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N994M

FAA Flight Standards District Office: OAKLAND

AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK THE PROPELLER, HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA 

Date: 16-JAN-17
Time: 18:50:00Z
Regis#: N994M
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HAYWARD
State: CALIFORNIA

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N1659E: Accident occurred January 15, 2017 in Compton, Los Angeles County, California

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Compton, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N1659E
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during short final approach in gusting wind conditions, the airplane drifted left. The airplane landed left of the runway in soft dirt and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift struts.

The pilot reported that, about 10 minutes before the accident, the wind was reported as light and variable at the airport. The airplane was landing on runway 7R.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine 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 runway alignment during landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in an off-runway landing in soft dirt and a nose-over.

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N1659E

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Compton, CA
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N1659E
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 of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during short final approach in gusting wind conditions, the airplane drifted left. He further reported that the airplane landed to the left of the runway in soft dirt and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift struts.

The pilot reported that about 10 minutes prior to the accident the wind was reported as light and variable at the airport. The airplane was landing on runway 7R.

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

Beech S35 Bonanza, Tasp LLC, N8803M: Incident occurred January 14, 2017 at North Palm Beach County Airport (F45), West Palm Beach, Florida

TASP LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N8803M

FAA Flight Standards District Office: SOUTH FLORIDA

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING STRUCK A DEER AND THE GEAR COLLAPSED, NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTY AIRPORT, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 

Date: 14-JAN-17
Time: 03:27:00Z
Regis#: N8803M
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Flying K Enterprises Sky Raider, N106BE: Incident occurred January 15, 2017 in Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia

http://registry.faa.gov/N106BE

FAA Flight Standards District Office: ATLANTA

AIRCRAFT FORCE LANDED IN A FIELD AND FLIPPED OVER, ANDERSONVILLE, GEORGIA 

Date: 15-JAN-17
Time: 23:07:00Z
Regis#: N106BE
Aircraft Make: SKYRAIDER
Aircraft Model: SKYRAIDER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ANDERSONVILLE
State: GEORGIA

American Champion 7GCAA Citabria, N2540F: Accident occurred January 16, 2017 at Decatur County Industrial Air Park (KBGE), Bainbridge, Georgia

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA115
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 16, 2017 in Bainbridge, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCAA, registration: N2540F
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 solo student pilot in a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he had completed five touch-and-go landings and maneuvers in the local area before returning for a full-stop landing. While on final approach about 50 ft above ground, he reduced throttle to idle and allowed the airspeed to slow, and the left wing dropped abruptly. The left main landing gear touched down on the runway, the airplane veered to the left into grass, and it then nosed over. 

The left wing lift strut and the rudder sustained substantial damage.

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

The student pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's exceedance of the airplane’s critical angle of attack during final approach, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall, and his subsequent loss of directional control after touchdown.

The solo student pilot in a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he had completed five touch-and-go landings and maneuvers in the local area before returning for a full stop landing. He reported that while on final approach about 50 feet above ground, he reduced throttle to idle, allowed the airspeed to slow, and the left wing dropped abruptly. The left main landing gear touched down on the runway, the airplane veered to the left into grass, and nosed over. 

The left wing lift strut and the rudder sustained substantial damage.

The student pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The student pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Atlanta, Georgia

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2540F

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA115
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 16, 2017 in Bainbridge, GA
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 7GCAA, registration: N2540F
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 solo student pilot in a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he had completed five touch-and-go landings and maneuvers in the local area before returning for a full stop landing. He reported that while on final approach about 50 feet above ground, he reduced throttle to idle, allowed the airspeed to slow, and the left wing dropped abruptly. The left main landing gear touched down on the runway, the airplane veered to the left into grass, and nosed over.

The left wing lift strut and the rudder sustained substantial damage.

The student pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The student pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report.

Cessna 170B, Inceptus Inc., N3210A: Accident occurred January 14, 2017 in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho

INCEPTUS INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N3210A

FAA Flight Standards District Office: SPOKANE


AIRCRAFT ON APPROACH STRUCK SNOWBANK AND FLIPPED OVER, COEUR D ALENE, IDAHO  

Date: 14-JAN-17
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N3210A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C170
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
City: COEUR D ALENE
State: IDAHO















AIRCRAFT:   1953 Cessna 170B, N3210A, Serial No. 25854

ENGINE:  Continental C145, Serial No. 6827-D-2-2

PROPELLER – Destroyed

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

ENGINE:   3600 TT, 100.8 TSMOH, Overhaul was completed May 2000.

AIRFRAME:        4008              

OTHER EQUIPMENT:      Basic Instruments.  

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  The pilot touched down in snow short of the runway. This caused the aircraft to become inverted.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Damages to propeller, cowling, fuselage, and wings. 

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Latitude Aviation, 11295 Airport Dr, Hayden, ID 83835


REMARKS:           Aircraft has been recovered from the scene.

Alpi Aviation Pioneer 300, N3934H: Incident occurred January 15, 2017 in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland

http://registry.faa.gov/N3934H

FAA Flight Standards District Office: BALTIMORE

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, GEAR COLLAPSED, WESTMINSTER, MARYLAND

Date: 15-JAN-17
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N3934H
Aircraft Make: PIONEER
Aircraft Model: PIONEER 300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WESTMINSTER
State: MARYLAND

Cessna 150J, N60694: Incident occurred January 16, 2017 in Farmingdale, Nassau County, New York

http://registry.faa.gov/N60694

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FARMINGDALE

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED, FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK 

Date: 16-JAN-17
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N60694
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK

Cessna 172M, Aviation 241 Inc., N20241: Incident occurred January 13, 2017 in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio

AVIATION 241 INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N20241

FAA Flight Standards District Office: CLEVELAND

AIRCRAFT ON TAXI, STRUCK A HANGAR, YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO  

Date: 13-JAN-17
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N20241
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: YOUNGSTOWN
State: OHIO