Monday, March 13, 2017

Incident occurred March 12, 2017 in Bend, Tehama County, California

Tehama County >> A bright yellow ultralight aircraft crash landed Sunday in the Bend area after a mechanical failure caused the aircraft to become unresponsive.

The pilot, Andrew Jessen, 74, of Anderson was not injured as a result of the crash.

Tehama County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched at 2:45 p.m. Sunday to a reported ultralight aircraft crash. The person who reported the incident said he saw the aircraft going down from his residence on Via Pasado in Red Bluff, according to a press release issued Monday by the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller was in his personal vehicle attempting to locate the crash after speaking with dispatchers. Deputies arrived on scene at 2:57 p.m., when they met with Jessen and the caller.

Jessen said attempted to land the aircraft and was successful, but described the landing as “hard,” according to the release.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and spoke with deputies who were on scene. FAA personnel advised that there would be no investigation due to the fact that the aircraft is not registered and there were no injuries.

The amount of damage to the aircraft was not released as of noon Monday.

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

An Anderson man was not injured after the ultralight plane he was piloting suffered a mechanical failure and had to make a hard landing Sunday afternoon northeast of Red Bluff, authorities said.

The plane landed around 2:45 p.m. around Via Pasado Road in the Bend area.

Andrew Jessen, 74, said the mechanical issues the plane suffered caused the aircraft to become unresponsive, the Tehama County Sheriff’s said.

A resident in the area phoned emergency dispatchers around 2:45 p.m. to say he saw a bright yellow ultralight aircraft going down from his residence on Via Pasado.

Federal Aviation Administration authorities said there will be no investigation.

Story and comments: http://www.redding.com

Piper PA-28-181, N288PA: Accident occurred March 11, 2017 in Gila Bend, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:   Scottsdale, Arizona 

Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.govN288PA

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA189
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Gila Bend, AZ
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28, registration: N288PA

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft on landing, sustained substantial damage. 

Date: 12-MAR-17
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N288PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GILA BEND
State: ARIZONA

Autogyro Cavalon, N425AG: Accident occurred March 10, 2017 at Santa Maria Public Airport (KSMX), Santa Barbara County, California

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N425AG

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:  Van Nuys, California  

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA184
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 10, 2017 in Santa Maria, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
Aircraft: CSP LEASING LLC CAVALON, registration: N425AG
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 student pilot reported that, during a stop-and-go landing in crosswind conditions, the gyroplane bounced about 4 ft. He added that the wind lifted the gyroplane and that he did not have “the speed or rudder control to counteract” the drift. The gyroplane impacted the ground on its right side.

The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport revealed that, about 39 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 300° at 8 knots. The gyroplane landed on runway 30.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot’s improper landing flare and subsequent failure to maintain crosswind correction during landing in crosswind conditions.




An experimental autogyro rotorcraft ended up on its side after a hard landing about 3 p.m. Friday at the Santa Maria Public Airport. 

“A small gyrocopter pilot was doing some touch and goes. He was only going about 10 mph. I don’t know if it was wind, or what, but he tipped over,” said Chris Hastert, Santa Maria Public Airport executive director.

“The monetary damage to the gyrocopter is probably pretty high, but the physical damage was fairly low," he added.

Airport crews were able to lift the aircraft and tow it off the airfield.

There were no injuries.

Airport officials will continue to investigate the incident.

Source:  http://lompocrecord.com

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, Jetboy Helicopters LLC, N950RC: Incident occurred March 12, 2017 in Van Nuys, Los Angeles County, California

Jetboy Helicopters LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N950RC

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:  Van Nuys, California 

Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed. 

Date: 13-MAR-17
Time: 23:44:00Z
Regis#: N950RC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: VAN NUYS
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 76 Duchess, IASCO Flight Training Inc., N117JA: Incident occurred March 10, 2017 at Red Bluff Municipal Airport ( KRBL), Tehama County, California

IASCO Flight Training Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N117JA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Sacramento, California 


Gear up landing. 

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N117JA
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RED BLUFF
State: CALIFORNIA

Aircraft landed gear up and struck the propeller. 

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N117JA
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: RED BLUFF
State: CALIFORNIA

Bell 47G, N6359X: Incident occurred March 10, 2017 in Mojave, Kern County, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N6359X

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:   Van Nuys, California 

Rotorcraft on landing, skid collapsed.

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 19:32:00Z
Regis#: N6359X
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 47G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MOJAVE
State: CALIFORNIA

JetBlue, Airbus A320-200, N658JB: Accident occurred March 12, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

JetBlue Airways Corp: http://registry.faa.gov/N658JB

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:  Orlando, Florida 

Flight JBU1020,  aircraft encountered turbulence.  One (1) person on board sustained serious injury.   

Date: 12-MAR-17
Time: 23:31:00Z
Regis#: N658JB
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: JBU1020
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Alaska Airlines, Boeing 737-990ER, N493AS: Incident occurred March 10, 2017 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Alaska Airlines Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N493AS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office:   Boston, Massachusetts 

Flight ASA769, aircraft while at deicing pad, wing struck the deicing truck.  Taxied back to gate.  No injuries to persons on board.  Unknown injury to one (1)  person on ground.  

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N493AS
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS




BOSTON (CBS) – A worker was hurt after he fell from a bucket truck that tipped over on the tarmac at Logan Airport Friday night.

On a snowy evening at Terminal C, Massport says a de-icing truck and an Alaska Airlines plane came into contact. And what happened next had passengers calling for help.

“The wing hit the guy that was deicing the plane,” said passenger Scott Mather. “And the hose got wrapped up in his legs and pulled him off the cherry picker.”

“There was a dude in the basket there,” another passenger said. “He was dangling. He was dangling. It was unbelievable.”

The truck tipped over. A worker went tumbling to the ground.

“You could see under the plane the truck completely on its side with the bucket on the ground from where the man actually fell from,” said Michael Peter. “Maybe 20, 30 feet in the air.”

And passengers say a little 10-year-old boy was the first to call for help.

“There was an announcement and either the pilot or the stewardess got on and said ‘We want to thank this little 10-year-old boy,'” passenger David Fish said.

Those aboard the Boston to San Diego flight were evacuated, then put on buses and are landlocked for now.

But thankful the accident wasn’t worse.

“They’ve said luckily he’s safe,” Peter said. “So that’s the main thing.”

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

Diamond DA-20-C1, N73YB: Incident occurred March 10, 2017 in Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana

Yonder Blue Holdings  LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N73YB

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Helena, Montana

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway and struck a light. 

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 19:49:00Z
Regis#: N73YB
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BELGRADE
State: MONTANA

Piper Aerostar 602P, N301FW: Accident occurred March 11, 2017 at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO), Reno, Nevada

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

http://registry.faa.gov/N301FW

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA076
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Reno, NV
Aircraft: PIPER AEROSTAR 602P, registration: N301FW
Injuries: 1 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 March 11, 2017, about 1515 Pacific standard time, a Piper Aero Star, N301FW, landed with a retracted left main landing gear at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO), Reno, Nevada. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, which operated on an instrument rules flight plan. The flight originated from Sandpoint Airport (SZT), Sandpoint, Idaho at 1100 with an intended destination of Minden-Tahoe Airport (MEV), Minden, Nevada.


The pilot reported that, during landing checks at MEV, the left main landing gear did not extend. However, the nose and the right main landing gear extended. The pilot elected to divert to RNO to land. Upon touchdown, the left main landing gear was still retracted. The airplane slid down the runway which resulted in a substantial damage to the left wing.

Xenos Motorglider, N56FD: Accident occurred March 11, 2017 in Minden, Douglas County, Nevada


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Reno, Nevada 

http://registry.faa.gov/N56FD

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA190
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Minden, NV
Aircraft: DAVIS FRANK R XENOS MOTORGLIDER, registration: N56FD


NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

During touch and go's, aircraft flipped over upon landing.

Date: 11-MAR-17
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N56FD
Aircraft Make: XENOS
Aircraft Model: MOTORGLIDER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EXPERIMENTAL HOMEBUILT
City: MINDEN
State: NEVADA

Aircraft on landing, flipped over.

Date: 11-MAR-17
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N56FD
Aircraft Make: GLIDER XENOS
Aircraft Model: XENOS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MINDEN
State: NEVADA

Eclipse 10, N507EA: Incident occurred March 10, 2017 in Belen, Valencia County, New Mexico

http://registry.faa.gov/N507EA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Albuquerque, New Mexico 

Experimental rotorcraft, on landing, tipped over. 

Date: 10-MAR-17
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N507EA
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL ECLIPSE
Aircraft Model: ECLIPSE 10
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BELEN
State: NEW MEXICO

Pipistrel Virus SW, N345M: Accident occurred March 11, 2017 in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma (and) Incident occurred November 01, 2015 near Orlando Executive Airport (KORL), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

http://registry.faa.gov/N345M

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA185
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Okmulgee, OK
Aircraft: PIPISTREL DOO AJDOVSCINA VIRUS SW, registration: N345M

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft on landing, struck a fence.  

Date: 11-MAR-17
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N345M
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL PIPISTREL
Aircraft Model: VIRUS SW
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: OKMULGEE
State: OKLAHOMA







Aircraft force landed in the waters of Lake Orlando on November 1st, 2015.

Officials say the pilot had some kind of issue with his plane and he had to land it in Lake Orlando.

The pilot was about to get out of the plane on his own and walk to shore. He was not injured in the landing.

Officials said no fuel leaked in the lake and there is no environmental hazard. They do not have know what went wrong with his plane yet.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident on November 2nd, 2015.

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, Twin Oaks Airpark Inc., N5440H: Accident occurred March 12, 2017 at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3), Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Twin Oaks Airpark Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5440H


Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Hillsboro, Oregon

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA186 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Hillsboro, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5440H
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 pilot reported that, during the landing roll with a “light quartering tailwind,” the airplane veered off the runway to the left into soft mud and nosed over.
The vertical stabilizer and rudder 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 nearest automated weather observation station, located 7 nautical miles from the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded variable wind at 5 knots. The pilot reported that he landed on runway 2.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in quartering tailwind conditions.

The pilot reported that during the landing roll with a "light quartering tailwind," the airplane veered off the runway to the left into soft mud and nosed over.

The vertical stabilizer and rudder 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 nearest automated weather observation station 7 nautical miles from the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded variable wind at 5 knots. The pilot reported that he landed on runway 2.

Schweizer SGS 1-26E, Aero Club Albatross Inc., N17933: Accident occurred March 11, 2017 in Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aero Club Albatross Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N17933

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA196
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Bangor, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/2017
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS126, registration: N17933
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 glider pilot reported that, while returning to his home airport, he was unable to find enough lift and did not have enough altitude to cross a section of land called “The Gap.” After he altered course to land at an alternate airport, he attempted to ridge soar but again did not encounter enough lift. He “hugged the ridge top” for as long as he could and then proceeded down a valley in anticipation of landing in a field. Subsequently, the glider collided with trees preceding the field and came to rest suspended in the trees.

The glider sustained substantial damage to both wings and empennage. 
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The glider’s encounter with atmospheric conditions where the lift was not sufficient to maintain flight, which resulted in an off-airport landing. 

The glider pilot reported that while returning to his home airport, he was unable to find enough lift, and did not have enough altitude to cross a section of land called "The Gap". After he altered course to land at an alternate airport he attempted to ridge soar, but was again unable to encounter enough lift. He "hugged the ridge top" for as long as he could and then proceeded down a valley in anticipation of landing in a field. Subsequently, the glider collided with trees prior to the field and came to rest suspended in the trees.

The glider sustained substantial damage to both wings and empennage. 

The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation.