Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beechcraft E55 Baron, Sanbarcolluscom Inc and operated by California Aeronautical University, N711YK: Accident occurred January 31, 2017 at Meadows Field Airport (KBFL), Bakersfield, 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 

Sanbarcolluscom Inc., and operated by the California Aeronautical University: http://registry.faa.gov/N711YK

FAA Flight Standards District Office: Bakersfield, California

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA059
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Bakersfield, CA
Aircraft: BEECH E 55, registration: N711YK
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 January 31, 2017, about 1640 Pacific standard time, a Beech E-55, N711YK, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during an attempted go-around at the Meadows Field Airport (BFL), Bakersfield, California. The twin-engine airplane was registered to Sanbarcolluscom Inc., and operated by the California Aeronautical University under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight which originated from BFL about 1530.

The pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to break the left engine in, which was being done at a full power setting. Following the uneventful flight, he entered the airport traffic pattern on an extended final for runway 30R. As the airplane crossed over the runway threshold, the pilot reduced power and the airplane began to settle into ground effect. The pilot stated that he thought the airplane settled lower than normal and that he decided to initiate a go-around in case something was wrong with the landing gear. The pilot further stated that upon the application of power, the left engine did not respond and the airplane immediately began rolling to the left. Despite reducing power and applying control inputs, the airplane continued to roll to the left and impacted terrain.


Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that both wings and the fuselage were structurally damaged. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.



BAKERSFIELD, California --

UPDATE: Kern County Airports Director Richard Strickland says runway 30R at Meadows Field has reopened.   It reopened around 6:40 Tuesday night.  

The runway at Meadows Field Airport has been closed after a Beechcraft E55 Baron crashed there around 4:45 p.m.

The Kern County Fire Department is on the scene and one person was taken from the crash in an ambulance.

Director of Airports Richard Strickland says the runway is closed but this will not impact commercial flights.



A Beechcraft E55 Baron crashed at Meadows Field Tuesday afternoon, injuring the pilot, the plane's only occupant. The aircraft sustained major damage in the 4:45 p.m. crash.

Two Kern County Fire Department rescue units arrived at the scene moments afterward and spotted the pilot walking near the aircraft. Firefighters gave him medical care while simultaneously extinguishing a fire in the plane's right engine.

The unidentified pilot suffered moderate injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

Hall Ambulance, the Kern County Sheriff's Office and Meadows Field airport police assisted with the incident.

Source:   http://www.bakersfield.com



BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Beechcraft E55 Baron crash was reported at Meadows Field Airport Tuesday afternoon.

The main runway was closed for a few hours afterward and no major flights were affected, according to airport officials.

Only one person was inside the Beechcraft E55 Baron, according to KCFD. They sustained moderate injuries.

The right engine was on fire but firefighters put it out quickly.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

Source:   http://www.turnto23.com

Peninsula Airport Commission: State transportation chief misinterpreted state policy

Peninsula Airport Commission board members and airport executives said Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne is misinterpreting state policies in calling foul at the use of $3.55 million of state taxpayer funds to help repay a loan.

The statements came during a special meeting on Tuesday at the airport. At the heart of the discussion was the repayment of a multi-million dollar loan made to People Express Airlines in 2014. The startup ceased operations later that year.

Some members also blamed reporting about the loan payment and use of the funds, as well as Layne's decision to cut off state funds, for Elite Airways' decision to postpone starting service from Newport News/Williamsburg International. The airline said Monday night it was doing so "due to the challenging perceptions surrounding" the airport. The airline was originally scheduled to begin flights in March.

"I don't think I've misunderstood anything," Layne said when reached by phone Tuesday night. "I think the misunderstanding is about the fiduciary responsibility of the commission."

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

AERO SP Z O O AT-4 LSA: Incident occurred January 31, 2017 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A single-engine plane crashed on takeoff at Centennial Airport on Tuesday morning, officials said.

The crash of the GoBOSH 700GX happened on takeoff on the west side of the airport.

The pilot was the only person on board and was not injured.

South Metro Fire Rescue responded to the crash, airport officials said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Story and photos:   http://kdvr.com

Cessna 150: Incident occurred January 31, 2017 near Kokomo Municipal Airport (KOKK), Howard County, Indiana



KOKOMO – The pilot of a small airplane was forced to make an emergency landing a little after noon Tuesday on U.S. 31 south of Kokomo.

No injuries were reported.

According to officials with the Federal Aviation Administration, the pilot was flying a Cessna 150 aircraft when he experienced a fuel problem and was forced to land on the southbound lanes of U.S. 31.

Emergency responders were on scene to control traffic while a mechanic from the Kokomo Municipal Airport arrived on scene to fix the problem.

The plane then took off from U.S. 31 sometime after 1 p.m., according to Kokomo Police Department Capt. Tonda Cockrell.

She said the pilot had taken off near Brownsburg, located around 55 miles south of Kokomo, before the problem. Officials did not have the name of the pilot and did not know his final destination.

The incident was reported to the Federal Aviation Administration, which said it plans to investigate the incident.


Source:  http://www.kokomotribune.com

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind. -- A small plane made an emergency landing Tuesday on US 31 in Kokomo.

Authorities say no one was hurt when the plane touched down near Center Road.

The pilot said he could not make it to the airport. 

A mechanic from the Kokomo Municipal Airport went to the scene, repaired the plane, and the pilot took off. 

The FAA has been notified about the incident.

Source:  http://www.theindychannel.com

HOWARD COUNTY, Ind.– An airplane made an emergency landing Tuesday on U.S. 31 in Howard County.

The plane landed in the southbound lanes of U.S. 31, just north of County Road 300 South, around noon. 

Police said the pilot took off from Brownsburg and experienced trouble in the air, forcing the landing. The plane was not damaged.

No injuries were reported, according to Howard County EMA Director Janice Hart. Kokomo Police are investigating and the FAA has been called.


Source:   http://cbs4indy.com

KOKOMO —   Travelers saw a scary sight on U.S. 31 today.

Police say a small plane made an emergency landing just south of Kokomo.

No one was hurt.

Police say the pilot took off from an Indianapolis suburb and had a problem in the air.

Source:  http://wsbt.com

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, Atlantic Group LLC, N732JE: Incident occurred January 31, 2017 at Clay Center Municipal Airport (KCYW), Clay County, Kansas

ATLANTIC GROUP LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N732JE

AIRCRAFT LANDED GEAR-UP.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: WICHITA, KS

Date: 31-JAN-17
Time: 14:43:00Z
Regis#: N732JE
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CLAY CENTER
State: KANSAS



CLAY COUNTY – A small plane made an emergency landing just after 8:30a.m. on Tuesday in Clay County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1976 Cessna single-engine aircraft piloted by Jeffrey M. Clarke, 35, Fort Myers, FL., was having engine trouble, and made an emergency landing at the airport with no landing gear.

Despite the belly landing, Clarke and a passenger Dane M. Messex, 36, Harvest, AL., were not injured.

The incident remains under investigation.

Source:  https://www.hayspost.com

Cessna 177 Cardinal, Eagle Sky Patrol, N2810X: Fatal accident occurred January 31, 2017 in Price, Rusk County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration; Dallas, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Eagle Sky Patrol; Deadwood, South Dakota

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

Eagle Sky Patrol Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N2810X

FAA Flight Standards District Office: North Texas, Texas

NTSB Identification: CEN17FA095
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Price, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2810X
Injuries: 1 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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 31, 2017, at 1540 central standard time, a Cessna 177 single-engine airplane, N2810X, impacted wooded terrain after striking a cellular tower guy-wire near Price, Texas. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by Eagle Sky Patrol, Deadwood, South Dakota, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed an unknown location at an unknown time.

According to the operator, the pilot departed from a Houston, Texas, area airport about "sunrise" on the morning of the accident to perform aerial observation of pipelines. After performing a portion of the planned aerial observation flight and prior to the accident, the pilot refueled the airplane at an unknown location. While transiting between two pipelines, which were about 112 miles apart, the airplane's left wing contacted the top guy-wire of a 445-foot tall cellular tower. The airplane impacted terrain and a post-impact fire consumed the airplane. 

A witness, who was located at his residence adjacent to the accident site, reported he heard an airplane engine "rev up", an initial explosion, and a secondary explosion. Two additional witnesses reported observing the airplane "tumbling end over end" and crashing in a wooded area.

Separated sections of the left wing were located between the cellular tower and the main wreckage. Portions of the left wing showed wire strike markings consistent with the diameter of the cellular tower guy-wire. A cellular tower employee who responded to check the condition of the tower, observed white paint marks on the top guy-wire, which were consistent with the paint color of the left wing. The main wreckage came to rest about 820 feet east of the cellular tower in wooded terrain, and consisted of the right wing, a portion of the left wing, fuselage, empennage, and engine. A majority of the main wreckage was consumed by a post-impact fire. The propeller separated from the engine crankshaft and came to rest adjacent to the main wreckage. One propeller blade exhibited twisting at the blade tip, and one propeller blade exhibited S-shape bending.

At 1555, the Rusk County Airport (RFI), Henderson, Texas, automated weather observing system, located about 5.5 miles east of the accident site, reported the wind from 190 degrees at 11 knots, gusting to 15 knots, visibility 10 miles, sky clear, temperature 24 degrees Celsius, dew point 1 degree Celsius, and an altimeter setting of 29.98 inches of mercury. 

The U.S. Naval Observatory reported the sunrise on the morning of the accident in Houston was at 0712.

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov






RUSK COUNTY, TX  -   Investigators are going through the charred wreckage of a plane crash that claimed the life of its pilot.

Just after 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, officials say the Cessna Cardinal 177 came crashing down near County Road 497, bursting into flames just west
of Henderson, in the community of Price.

The pilot is identified as 25-year-old Cody Stewart of Oklahoma. Investigators are trying to figure out what led to his impact of the guy wires of a cell phone tower.

FAA and DPS investigators were on scene, going through the broken and burned pieces of the aircraft to determine what happened.

"We've got information, we believe we know what it is, but we haven't found the serial number plate to positively identify the aircraft," said Rusk County Sheriff Jeff Price.

It was a commercial aircraft, actually making aerial passes.

"It was a company aircraft that flies pipelines and high-lines," Price says.

"We get a call for an explosion. We discovered there was an aircraft down, and that changed the whole game. With a situation like that, you don't know what’s going to happen next," says Carlisle VFD Fire Captain Joseph Avalos.

Authorities say the plane appears to have clipped a guy wire on the tower, which, depending on impact, would have brought it down. What investigators are looking into now is the flight-path, to find out how it happened that the aircraft got so close, to be able to clip the wires of the tower.  Stewart died in the crash.

Investigators say it’s possible Stewart may have missed seeing the tower while he was checking ground level.

"We've got theories, but we don't have anything concrete at this point," says Price.

The pilot's body has been transported to Southwest Forensics Science Center in Tyler for an autopsy. 

Story and video:  http://www.kltv.com



Investigators say a pilot has been killed when his small plane used to inspect pipelines clipped an East Texas cellphone tower guy wire and crashed into some trees.

Rusk County officials say the Cessna 177 Cardinal crashed and burned Tuesday afternoon near Price, about 120 miles southeast of Dallas. The victim's name wasn't immediately released.

Emergency management spokesman Patrick Dooley said Wednesday that the pilot was alone in the single-engine aircraft when the plane hit the wire and part of a wing sheared off. The plane crashed in a residential area about 100 yards from the tower.

A Federal Aviation Administration statement says the aircraft was used for pipeline patrol. Dooley says officials believe the pilot planned to refuel at Rusk County Airport when the accident happened on a clear afternoon.



Update: One person died after Rusk County officials said a small plane clipped a tower and crashed just west of Carlisle on Tuesday afternoon.

The identity of the person and the owner of the plane are still being investigated, Rusk County Office of Emergency Management Public Information Officer David Chenault said.

"Everything was burned," he said. "Everything was burned real bad."

The plane went down at about 3:45 p.m. On County Road 497, and Chenault said the working theory is that the plane hit a wire off of a tall, metal tower. Witnesses who saw the crash reported it was flipping and spinning, Chenault said.

Pedro Garza, speaking through a translator, said he was out feeding his goats when he heard a plane making a funny sound.

"It was just coming straight down," he said.

About 30 seconds after the plane hit the ground, it exploded into flames, Garza said. He ran to a neighbors house to call 911, and by the time they went back out to see if they could help the pilot, the fire had already grown too dangerous.

Ximena Lares was headed home at the time of the crash when her husband texted her to say something had fallen down behind her brother's house and had caught fire.

"Something had fallen, there was booming and a big fire," Lares said.

The plane had crashed about 200 feet behind the house. By the time Lares got there, the plane had begun to spark and boom.

"The fire was going big," she said. "I got scared thinking 'Oh my god, it's going to get the house.'"

Carlisle firefighters, Henderson firefighters, Rusk County Sheriff's Office officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety were at the scene immediately after the crash.

"The plane was on fire; it was a crumpled mess," Chenault said. "There's not a whole lot of it left."

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified, and the incident remains under investigation. FAA and NTSB investigators are expected to be at the scene Wednesday morning to determine the cause of the crash.

Chenault said officials do not yet know where the plane was headed when it crashed.

Rusk County Justice of the Peace Darlene Childress pronounced the pilot dead at the scene. The body was taken to Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson.

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One person is dead after a small airplane crashed in Rusk County west of Carlisle, the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management said Tuesday.

The plane went down at about 3:45 p.m.

Rusk County OEM said the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and the incident remains under investigation.

Rusk County Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Roberts said the crash occurred off County Road 497 in a wooded area.

Rusk County OEM spokesman David Chenault said officials do not yet know where the plane was headed. He said officials believe the plane clipped a metal tower and spun out of control before hitting the ground.

Officials have not released the name of the pilot or a plane ID number. Chenault said the aircraft was badly burned when officials arrived on the scene.

Carlisle firefighters, Rusk County Sheriff's Office officials and the Texas Department of Public Safety were at the scene, Roberts said.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Wednesday morning to investigate. 

Original article can be found here:  https://www.news-journal.com





RUSK COUNTY, TX  -  Local first responders are on the scene of a small airplane crash in Rusk County officials say, near the city of Price. 

The crash happened at around 3:45, the Office of Emergency Management says. It is located on CR 497, west of the intersection of FM 13 and Hwy 42 in the county. 

FAA officials say that the Cessna hit a cell phone tower and then crashed into trees. The pilot was the only person on board the plane, they confirm.

According to officials at the Rusk County Airport, the plane did not take off from there, but was possibly coming in for fuel. 

The FAA will respond to the scene Wednesday, and the National Transportation Safety Board will handle the investigation, according to officials. 

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

Blackhawk Technical College finds possible buyer for Aviation Center

JANESVILLE — A contract for the sale of the Blackhawk Technical College (BTC) Aviation Center is soon to be under review.

Meisner Aircraft has made an offer of $400,000 for the property, according to Marketing and Communication Manager for BTC Gary Kohn. The sale is contingent on the approval of Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Morna Foy.

According to WTCS spokesman Connor Smyth, approval comes after an appraisal of the property, consideration of the offer or offers, consideration for why the college is selling the property and making sure all interested parties had the opportunity to make an offer. As of Monday, Smyth said paperwork detailing this information had yet to arrive at Foy's office, but it was anticipated to arrive this week. From there, Smyth anticipates a swift decision.

"It will be a pretty quick turnaround," Smyth said "Probably a matter of days."

Kohn confirmed this was the only offer on the table for the aviation center, which has been vacant since the end of the spring 2013 semester, when the College's Airframe and Power Plant program was discontinued.

Meisner Aircraft Vice President Chris Meisner said if the purchase goes through, the company intends to use the building to hangar their owned aircraft inventory, as well as aircraft of their clients which they are brokering or selling. Meisner also said the company has additional plans to utilize some of the space for other aviation-related business, though he declined to specify.

"We believe in Wisconsin and want to invest in Wisconsin," Meisner said. "With limited growth options and runway length for some of our larger aircraft at our headquarters in Burlington (KBUU), therefore the Cities of Janesville and Beloit, Rock County, and the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport is an exciting economy we are proud to be simultaneously investing in for the future as our company's needs grow."

Source:   http://www.beloitdailynews.com

Amazon picks Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG) as site for air cargo hub

Online retail giant Amazon says it will build an air cargo hub expected to employ more than 2,000 people at a northern Kentucky airport south of Cincinnati.

Seattle-based Amazon said in a news release Tuesday that the air hub planned at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Kentucky, will support the company's growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes.

State economic development officials in Kentucky say Amazon plans a nearly $1.5 billion investment that will create 2,700 full- and part-time jobs.

The Kentucky Economic Development Authority has given preliminary approval to a tax-incentive package worth up to $40 million for Amazon over the next 10 years if it meets job and wage targets.

Northern Kentucky economic development official Dan Tobergte says Amazon's is the largest single investment ever by a company in northern Kentucky.

Source:   http://host.madison.com

Technician Finds $434K Worth Of Cocaine Hidden In Plane’s Nose Gear



MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Investigators are trying to figure out how hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine ended up in the nose of an American Airlines plane.

The flight originated in Colombia. It made a stop here in Miami. The journey finally ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. That’s where a technician found the coke in the plane’s electronics bay.

“One of my deputies received a call out here saying that maintenance individuals working on a plane found what essentially was cocaine,” explained Tulsa’s sheriff, Vic Regalado. “The plane left Bogota, came into Miami, got picked up on a computer for routine maintenance. Usually that would happen in Miami, but they were overloaded so they assigned it up here.”

The cocaine was reportedly worth around $434,000.

A spokesman for the airline said that American Airlines is working with the DEA and federal agencies, which are trying to determine how the cocaine made its way onto the aircraft.

In December of 2015, police found 26 pounds of cocaine in another AA 757 that had come in for maintenance. That plane had also flown from Bogota to Miami.

Story and video:  http://miami.cbslocal.com

Cook Smith Aviation Replica SU, Clear Blue Marketing Inc., N712AZ: Accident occurred January 31, 2017 in Justin, Denton County, Texas

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

FAA Flight Standards District Office: North Texas, Texas 


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


CLEAR BLUE MARKETING INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N712AZ   

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA096
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Justin, TX
Aircraft: COOK Smith Aviation Repli, registration: N712AZ
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 January 31, 2017, about 1458 central standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Cook Smith Aviation Replica SU, N712AZ, sustained substantial damage when it struck trees during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near Justin, Texas. The pilot received minor injuries and the passenger received serious injuries. The airplane was registered to Clear Blue Marketing, Inc., and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operating on a flight plan. The flight departed from the Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Texas, about 1440 on a local flight.

The pilot reported that he departed with 10 gallons of fuel in the left fuel tank and 15 gallons of fuel in the right fuel tank. He had flown for about 15 minutes in straight and level flight when he flew a practice forced landing to a wheat field. He stated that during the recovery from the practice maneuver, the engine experienced a total loss of power in the climb about 500 ft above ground level. He pushed the stick full forward to maintain airspeed and he chose to land straight ahead. The airplane struck trees during the forced landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. He stated that the engine started to "sputter" and regain power about the time that the airplane struck the trees.

At 1454, the surface weather observation at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW), Fort Worth, Texas, located 6 nautical miles southwest of the accident site, was: wind 190 at 6 knots; 10 miles visibility; sky condition few clouds at 25,000 ft; temperature 26 degrees C; dew point -4 degrees C; altimeter 29.88 inches of mercury. 



Two people escaped serious injury on Tuesday afternoon after crashing their small plane in southwest Denton County.

Argyle Fire District crews were dispatched to the 7700 block of Mulkey near the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center in Northlake at 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a plane crash.

Argyle Fire District and Northlake Police Department arrived on the scene to find a small private plane had crashed with major damage.

State Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety told NBC 5 that the pilot was not injured, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The pilot lost power of the aircraft, glided into some trees, shearing off the wings before coming to a rest on the ground, Haschel said.

Responding agencies included the Argyle Fire District, Justin Fire Department, Northlake Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Justin Police Department, Denton County Sheriffs Office, Denton County Constable Precinct 4 and the FAA.

Source:  http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com








DENTON COUNTY  – A small plane crashed in Denton County Tuesday afternoon in the Northlake area, north of Texas Motor Speedway in the 7700 block of Mulkey Lane.

The plane crashed into trees outside Northwest ISD’s Outdoor Learning Center.

The pilot and passenger are both okay and walking around.

No one on the ground was injured either.  There were no students on site when the plane went down.

It’s unclear what caused the plane to crash.

Source:   http://dfw.cbslocal.com



Authorities say a small plane has crashed in Denton County.

Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration confirms a single-engine aircraft carrying two people went down shortly before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened near the Northwest ISD Outdoor Learning Center in Northlake, located in the 7700 block of Mulkey Lane, according to Denton County Emergency Manager Jody Gonzales.

School district officials say no students were on campus at the time.

State Trooper Lonny Haschel with the Department of Public Safety said the pilot is not injured, but the passenger sustained minor injuries. No other injuries have been reported.

The pilot lost power of the aircraft, glided into some trees, shearing off the wings before coming to a rest on the ground, Haschel said.

FAA investigators are on their way to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

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

Zenith CH 750 STOL, N1972C: Accident occurred January 30, 2017 Jennings, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

http://registry.faa.gov/N1972C

FAA Flight Standards District Office: BATON ROUGE FSDO SW-03

AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED FUEL ISSUES AND LANDED IN A FIELD, HIT A TRENCH AND FLIPPED OVER, JENNINGS, LOUISIANA.  

Date: 30-JAN-17
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N1972C
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CH 750 STOL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: JENNINGS
State: LOUISIANA

Beech N35, N994Q: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 in St. Charles, Missouri

http://registry.faa.gov/N994Q

FAA Flight Standards District Office:   ST LOUIS FSDO CE-62

AIRCRAFT RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED ON LANDING, ST CHARLES, MISSOURI 

Date: 30-JAN-17
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N994Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: N35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST CHARLES
State: MISSOURI

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N66WS: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 at Scobey Airport (9S2), Daniels County, Montana

http://registry.faa.gov/N66WS

FAA Flight Standards District Office: HELENA FSDO NM-05

AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A GEAR UP LANDING AND VEERED OFF RUNWAY 30, SCOBY (9S2), MONTANA 

Date: 31-JAN-17
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N66WS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SCOBY
State: MONTANA

Piper J3C, N7039H: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 in Brenham, Washington County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Houston, Texas FSDO SW-09

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7039H

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA093 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, January 30, 2017 in Brenham, TX
Aircraft: PIPER/DEAR J3C, registration: N7039H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 30, 2017, about 1538 central standard time, a Piper J3C airplane, N7039H, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power during initial climb after takeoff near Brenham, Texas. The pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane's fuselage and wings were damaged during the forced landing. The aircraft was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight was originating at the time of the accident for an unconfirmed destination.

No one was severely injured when a two-passenger experimental plane glided into a field north of I-10 near mile marker 65.   
The crash occurred Monday morning when the pilot began to lose altitude shortly after takeoff.

 However, he was able to maneuver the aircraft safely to the ground. 

Officials on the scene said a faulty fuel line is believed to have caused the crash, and the incident is under investigation with Federal Aviation Administration.

Source:  http://www.jenningsdailynews.net

Cessna 182Q Skylane, Brentco Aerial Patrol, N5266N: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 near Jack Brooks Regional Airport (KBPT), Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

BRENTCO AERIAL PATROL INC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N5266N

FAA Flight Standards District Office: HOUSTON FSDO SW-09

AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE AND LANDED IN A FIELD 1.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BEAUMONT (BPT), TEXAS 

Date: 30-JAN-17
Time: 20:32:00Z
Regis#: N5266N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182Q
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: BEAUMONT
State: TEXAS

PORT ARTHUR - A pilot walked away without injury after making an emergency landing west of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport.

No one was injured in the incident according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The plane landed near the intersection of West Port Arthur Road and Guthrie Rd and the investigation is being handled by the Texas Department of Public Safety according to the sheriff's office.

From the Texas Department of Public Safety...

At approximately 3:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a possible plane crash near Jack Brooks Regional Airport. 

Troopers responded to the airport to verify reports of an airplane crash.  Troopers confirmed that there was no plane crash, but a Cessna aircraft had mechanical issues and made an emergency landing in a field between US 69 and West Port Arthur Road.

At this time, there are no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft.

There are no further details to be released.

Source:  http://www.12newsnow.com

On Jan. 31 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a possible plane crash near Jack Brooks Regional Airport, TxDPS PIO Stephanie Davis reported.

Troopers responded to the airport to verify reports of an airplane crash. Troopers confirmed that there was no plane crash, but a Cessna aircraft had mechanical issues and made an emergency landing in a field between US 69 and West Port Arthur Road.

At this time, there are no reported injuries and no damage to the aircraft.


Source:  http://theexaminer.com

Mooney M20K, N3654H: Incident occurred January 31, 2017 at Tradewind Airport (KTDW), Amarillo, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N3654H



AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — 

No one was injured Tuesday morning when a small plane crashed through a fence at Tradewinds Airport.

According to the Randall County Sheriff's Office, the plane "overshot the runway" and crashed through a fence just after 8 a.m. Part of the wing of the plane landed on 46th Avenue but RCSO said the debris was quickly cleared from the roadway.

RCSO said besides for the slight damage to the wing of the plane, there was no other damage to the aircraft. 

Source:   http://abc7amarillo.com

Cessna 182H Skylane, Gateway Air Service Inc., N2430X: Incident occurred January 30, 2017 in Saginaw, Michigan

GATEWAY AIR SERVICE INC: http://registry.faa.gov/N2430X

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  WESTERN MICHIGAN FSDO GL-09

AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE AND LANDED ON A ROAD NEAR SAGINAW, MICHIGAN 

Date: 30-JAN-17
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N2430X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: SAGINAW
State: MICHIGAN




MIDLAND COUNTY (WJRT) - (01/31/17) - A pilot had to make an emergency landing on a Mid-Michigan road Tuesday.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office says the pilot had taken off from Barstow Airport at 9 a.m. Monday. Shortly after takeoff, the 1964 Cessna model 182 began to have engine trouble.

The sheriff says the 52-year-old pilot from Millington and the 38-year-old co-pilot from Clare were working for Gateway Air Service in Midland. They were inspecting pipelines from the air.

The pilots decided to make an emergency landing on N. Jefferson Road, north of E. Shearer Road, at 9:23 a.m. That's in Mills Township.

Power lines, trees, cars - the obstacles may be running through your mind right now - but what we see as a whole bunch of problems, the pilots saw as no big deal.

Michael Schulz has been flying planes for 10 years and he says the only concern was where to land the plane.

“It was probably the best flying day we've had in the last six weeks,” he said.

Schulz says the weather was perfect as he and pilot Todd Ames took off from Barstow Airport in Midland. They were flying for Gateway Air Service.

“We were going to fly the pipeline up around the Gaylord area and then up to Sault Ste. Marie,” Schulz said.

The inspection of pipelines from the air never materialized, as the single-engine prop plane had engine trouble.

“It was going one direction, down,” Schulz said. “When the motor quits, you better get to work because you are not getting pulled anymore.”

They couldn't make it back to the airport, so they started looking at other options.

“You didn't want to do a field this time of the year, most likely you would do a lot of damage to the airplane,” Schulz said.

They noticed Jefferson Road, north of Midland.

“There were no cars on the road, there were no wires crossing the road, it was just the right spot,” Schulz said.

It was a tight spot.

“Branches probably about three inches from the wing when we got it stopped,” Schulz said.

The emergency landing was picture perfect.

“Keep it centered up, fly the dang airplane and don't give up,” Schulz said.
No injuries and not a scratch on the plane. The plane was towed back to the airport.

Schulz says they only had a minute or two to make the decision to land on the road. He wasn't too worried about the plane landing - he had another concern.

“I was more worried about staying outside in the cold waiting for my ride to get there than landing the dang airplane,” he said.

Schulz says it took about a half hour for his ride to arrive because there were a lot of dead end roads.

The plane is being inspected at Barstow Airport to see exactly why the engine didn't work after take-off.


Story and video:  http://www.abc12.com



MIDLAND COUNTY, MI -- The pilot of a single-engine prop plane made a runway out of a snow-covered county road Monday morning when technical problems forced an emergency landing.

The small plane landed around 9:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30, on North Jefferson Road between Curtis and Shearer roads in Mills Township, Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson said.

The plane was piloted by a 52-year-old Millington man and co-piloted by a 38-year-old Clare man, Stephenson said.

No one was injured and no property was destroyed as a result of the forced landing, which was about nine miles from the plane's point of departure at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport, Stephenson said.

"They picked the best the best spot they could," he said. "It could've been a heck of a lot worse."

The plane belongs Gateway Air Service and was in the air for pipeline inspections, Stephenson said.

Once the plane landed, deputies were able to ferry the aircraft to the parking lot of the Mills Township Fire Department, where the plane was assessed by officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephenson said.

He said he didn't know the exact problems that forced the landing.

Source: http://www.mlive.com