Monday, May 8, 2017

Beech B19 Sport, N18925, registered to an individual and operated by Hyde Flight School: Accident occurred May 08, 2017 in Granbury, 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; Irving, Texas 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N18925


NTSB Identification: CEN17LA179
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 08, 2017 in Weatherford, TX
Aircraft: BEECH 19, registration: N18925
Injuries: 2 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 May 8, 2017 about 1000 central daylight time, a Beech B19, N18925, impacted terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Granbury, Texas. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight instructor and student pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to an individual and operated by Hyde Flight School under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Granbury Regional Airport, Granbury, Texas at time unknown.



WEATHERFORD - A student pilot and flight instructor both walked away from a small plane crash in Parker County Monday morning, officials said.

Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel told WFAA the plane lost power in the middle of the training flight and crashed near FM 1189 and Old Dennis Road, less than 10 miles southwest of Weatherford.

No fire was reported.

Both the pilot -- a 34-year-old man -- and the 68-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries but did not need to be taken to a hospital for treatment.

The plane involved was identified as a Beech B19 Sport that took off from Granbury Regional Airport roughly 45 minutes before the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration will lead an investigation into the incident.

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

PARKER COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A small plane has crashed in Parker County.

The private aircraft went down just after 10:00 a.m. in a wooded area in the 5000 block of Old Dennis Road.

A spokesperson with the Texas Department of Public Safety said there were two people, the pilot and a flight instructor, onboard.

The two reportedly had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

No one went to the hospital as no one on the ground was injured.

The cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

The FAA is investigating.

Original article can be found here:   http://dfw.cbslocal.com

Grumman G-164B Super Ag Cat, N6944K: Accident occurred May 08, 2017 in Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock 

Wilson Flying Service Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N6944K


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA267
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, May 08, 2017 in Walnut Ridge, AR
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164, registration: N6944K

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, went off the runway and flipped over.  

Date: 08-MAY-17
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N6944K
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: G164B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WALNUT RIDGE
State: ARKANSAS

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -  A man walked away without a scratch after his crop duster made a crash landing in Lawrence County Monday morning.

According to Chris Jones with the Lawrence Co. Office of Emergency Management, the crash happened around 9 a.m. at Wilson Flying Service, Highway 34 North.

The pilot was reportedly landing at the airstrip when his aircraft slid off the runway and turned over.

Jones said it is unknown what caused the crash. Though the plane was damaged, no injuries were reported.

The Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office, the Lawrence Co. Office of Emergency Management and the Walnut Ridge Fire Department all assisted in this accident.

Original article can be found here:   http://www.kait8.com

Cessna 190, N4498C: Accident occurred May 04, 2017 at Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC), Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4498C

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA290
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 04, 2017 in Prescott, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/20/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 190, registration: N4498C
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 of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during a right turn from the runway to the taxiway, he “exited too fast,” and the airplane ground looped to the right. He added that he taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 050° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 21L.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s use of excessive speed during a right turn from the runway to the taxiway, which resulted in a loss of directional control.

Robinson R44 Astro, N981RR, registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours: Accident occurred May 05, 2017 in Santa Barbara, California

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Robinson Helicopter Company; Torrance, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N981RR



NTSB Identification: WPR17LA097
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Santa Barbara, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44, registration: N981RR
Injuries: 3 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 May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

The flight was planned to be a standard 20 minute "City Tour" for the two passengers, which included a roundtrip flight from the airport to the Santa Barbara Zoo area, about 10 miles east.

The outbound flight was uneventful with the pilot requesting a special VFR (visual flight rules) clearance due to low cloud ceilings. On the return leg, the weather had not improved, and the pilot requested a special VFR clearance to land. The airport controllers directed the pilot to hold outside of the airport's airspace due to landing traffic, and the pilot circled the city for about 10 minutes until the landing request was granted. He then proceeded to follow the 101 Highway west towards the airport, and a brief time later he noticed that the engine began to lose partial power, coincident with the clutch actuator light illuminating. He reset the clutch actuator circuit breaker while evaluating his landing options. He began to maneuver the helicopter for landing at a golf course, rather than the highway or congested areas below, and a few seconds later the helicopter lost all power.

He immediately initiated an autorotation, with the intention of landing on the golf course. During the final stage of the descent, he realized he would not be able to reach the grass area due to a wall, so he landed just short in a parking lot. During the landing flare, the helicopter's main rotor blades struck the roof of a building, and the helicopter landed hard, spreading both skids. All occupants egressed from the helicopter, while the golf course superintendent, who heard the impact, attempted to extinguish a fire which had developed at the rear of the helicopters fuselage. Within a few minutes the fire had spread, ultimately engulfing the main cabin as the local fire department arrived about 5 minutes later.

Multiple witnesses reported seeing an object fall from the helicopter as it flew over the highway, and post-accident examination revealed that the engines number 3 cylinder head assembly and piston were missing. A search was conducted by volunteer search and rescue personnel from the Santa Barbara County Sherriff's Department, and the assembly was located the following day, in a field about 1/4 north of the wreckage location.



At about 2 p.m. on Friday, a single-engine helicopter with Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours crash landed in La Cumbre Country Club’s parking lot after experiencing mechanical problems while completing a ride along the coast. The three passengers managed to get out of the copter just before it was consumed in flames. They were transported to Cottage Hospital with moderate injuries.

According to County Fire Department spokesperson Capt. Dave Zaniboni, the male pilot notified the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport tower, where the chopper is based, that he needed to make an emergency landing. The copter crashed into two vehicles in a maintenance area near a diesel and gasoline fueling station in the parking lot. Firefighters arrived on the scene and put out the fire quickly before it spread.

The helicopter was a 2001 Robinson R44 registered out of Riverside. The 260-horsepower machine seats four. The company has been offering various aerial views of Santa Barbara County seven days a week for about six years. Before that, the company operated a helicopter touring company in Oxnard.

A woman who answered the phone at Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours identified herself as the mother of the pilot. She said before hanging up, “I am already upset and worried about it so don’t ask me any questions about it.”


http://www.independent.com

Westmont alumni Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad were listed in fair condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Monday, recuperating from injuries suffered when the helicopter they were flying in crashed at La Cumbre Country Club. Pilot Michael Ower was released from the hospital.



The pilot and two passengers of a tour helicopter that crashed in Hope Ranch on Friday are recovering from the ordeal after being taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Michael Ower, the owner of Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, was released from the hospital by Monday, said Cottage spokeswoman Maria Zate.

The two Westmont alumni traveling with him, Courtney Crosby and Turner Conrad, were listed in fair condition.

The trio were hospitalized with moderate injuries after the helicopter, which had toured Santa Barbara’s harbor and downtown area, went down near the La Cumbre Country Club at 4015 Via Laguna Drive near Santa Barbara.

The three were able to extricate themselves from the wrecked aircraft, which caught on fire after a fuel spill caused by the crash.

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe told attendees of Saturday’s graduation that Crosby, a graduating senior and volleyball player, missed the day’s commencement ceremony due to a surgery to repair several injured vertebrae, but that she was expected to fully recover.

Westmont spokesman Scott Craig told Noozhawk that a family member of Conrad, Crosby’s boyfriend who graduated in 2016, had told him both “are doing OK,” but need rest and rehabilitation.

The R44 Robinson helicopter was owned by Spitzer Helicopter, a Riverside County company, and leased to Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, which is based at the Santa Barbara Airport.

Capt. Dave Zaniboni of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department told Noozhawk that the chopper had finished its tour and was headed back to the airport when it encountered mechanical problems.

Ower told the airport tower it was going down, Zaniboni said.

It then crash-landed in a maintenance area of La Cumbre Country Club, skidding into several vehicles in a parking lot.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident, was still pending on Monday afternoon.

Original article can be found here:   https://www.noozhawk.com


SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. -- A helicopter returning from a tourist flight crashed and burned at a golf club Friday, injuring three people on board, authorities said.

The Robinson R44 Astro went down around 2 p.m., said Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The helicopter, based at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, had just finished a tour of the harbor area and was returning to the airport when it developed a mechanical problem and crash-landed in the parking lot of the club maintenance area, Santa Barbara County fire Capt. Dave Zaniboni said.

The rotorcraft hit two vans, but nobody on the ground was hurt.

The male pilot and the passengers, a man and a woman, were able to get out of the helicopter before it caught fire, Zaniboni said. They were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries, he said.

The fire gutted the vans and incinerated the chopper except for its tail.

FAA records show the aircraft is registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, a Riverside-based helicopter leasing company.

The company's president, Eric Spitzer, said the helicopter has been leased by a tour company in Santa Barbara for the last three years and he hadn't spoken to the pilot after the crash Friday.

The helicopter, a 2001 Robinson R-44, was inspected by the FAA last week and is checked before every flight, Spitzer said. An FAA spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the helicopter's most recent inspection.

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

Schempp-Hirth Ventus B, N804T: Incident occurred May 07, 2017 in King City, Monterey County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California  

http://registry.faa.gov/N804T

Glider found abandoned near a road on private property.  

Date: 07-MAY-17
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N804T
Aircraft Make: SCHEMP-HIRTH GLIDER
Aircraft Model: VENTUS B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: KING CITY
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-180, N888AW: Incident occurred May 06, 2017 at Vance Brand Airport (KLMO), Longmont, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver 

CAG International Inc dba: http://registry.faa.gov/N888AW

Aircraft while taxiing, struck two (2) parked aircraft.

Date: 06-MAY-17
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N888AW
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: LONGMONT
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N173LL: Accident occurred May 03, 2017 at Molokai Airport (PHMK), Kaunakakai, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu 

Lani Lea Sky Tours: http://registry.faa.gov/N173LL

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA268
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 03, 2017 in Molokai, HI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N173LL

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, bounced onto its nose.  

Date: 02-MAY-17
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N173LL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MOLOKAI
State: HAWAII

Research Development Corp OH-58A+, N993YC, Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding Inc: Accident occurred May 07, 2017 in Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA265
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Waterloo, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: ROTORCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CORP OH-58A+, registration: N993YC
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 helicopter pilot reported that, while maneuvering at a low altitude for an agricultural application flight, he began flying along the north side of the intended spraying field. He added that he was paying attention to the trees along the field to maintain adequate clearance. He further added that the main rotor blades struck transmission wires and that he then heard a “high pitch sound” coming from the engine and the rpm decrease. The nose pitched up, and the helicopter impacted the ground and rolled onto its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

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

The pilot reported that he had noticed the transmission wires earlier in flight but that he later forgot where they were located.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to see and avoid transmission wires while maneuvering at a low altitude.

The helicopter pilot reported that while maneuvering at a low altitude for an agricultural application flight he began flying along the north side of the intended spraying field. He added that he was paying attention to the trees along the field to maintain adequate clearance. He further added that the main rotor blades struck transmission line wires, and then he heard a "high pitch sound that came from the engine" and the rpm decreased. The nose pitched up and the helicopter impacted the ground and rolled onto its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

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

The pilot reported that he had noticed the transmission line wires earlier in flight, but later had forgotten where they were located.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saint Louis, Missouri

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

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

Klinkenborg Aerial Spraying and Seeding Inc:   http://registry.faa.gov/N993YC

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA265
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Waterloo, IL
Aircraft: ROTORCRAFT DEVELOPMENT CORP OH-58A+, registration: N993YC
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 helicopter pilot reported that while maneuvering at a low altitude for an agricultural application flight he began flying along the north side of the intended spraying field. He added that he was paying attention to the trees along the field to maintain adequate clearance. He further added that the main rotor blades struck transmission line wires, and then he heard a "high pitch sound that came from the engine" and the rpm decreased. The nose pitched up and the helicopter impacted the ground and rolled onto its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

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

The pilot reported that he had noticed the transmission line wires earlier in flight, but later had forgotten where they were located.

Baby Great Lakes, N68023: Incident occurred May 07, 2017 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois 

http://registry.faa.gov/N68023

Aircraft while being hand-propped, went forward without a person on board, and struck a fence.

Date: 07-MAY-17
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N68023
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL CAMP
Aircraft Model: BABY GREAT LAKES
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
City: CANTON
State: ILLINOIS

Thrush S2R-H80, N3045R: Accident occurred May 05, 2017 in Gypsum, Saline County, Kansas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 
General Electric; Evendale, Ohio
Thrush Aircraft, Inc.; Albany, Georgia 

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

Central Ag Air LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N3045R

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA176
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Gypsum, KS
Aircraft: THRUSH AIRCRAFT INC S2R-H80, registration: N3045R
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 May 5, 2017, about 1500 central daylight time, a Thrush Aircraft Inc. S2R-H80 airplane, N3045R, impacted terrain during a forced landing near Gypsum, Kansas, following a loss of engine power. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial fuselage damage during the forced landing. The airplane was registered to and operated by Central Ag Air LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations 137 aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a private airstrip at time unknown.

According to preliminary information, the pilot reported that the engine did not produce full power when the throttle was applied during an aerial application maneuver. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude and the pilot subsequently performed a forced landing where the airplane sustained the substantial damage.

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N873SL: Accident occurred May 07, 2017 in Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids 

http://registry.faa.gov/N873SL

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA271
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Big Rapids, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N873SL

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 went off the side of the runway into the grass.  

Date: 07-MAY-17
Time: 14:10:00Z
Regis#: N873SL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: BIG RAPIDS
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2436N: Incident occurred May 06, 2017 at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis

Thunderbird Aviation: http://registry.faa.gov/N2436N

Aircraft on takeoff, went off the departure end of the runway, taxied back.

Date: 06-MAY-17
Time: 02:20:00Z
Regis#: N2436N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: FLYING CLOUD
State: MINNESOTA

JSX-2 SubSonex, N458V: Accident occurred May 07, 2017 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS), Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saint Louis, Missouri

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N458V

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA272

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2017 in Chesterfield, MO
Aircraft: JOHN MURPHY JSX-2, registration: N458V
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, after takeoff, about "100 ft. above ground level" the canopy opened and the airplane became "very hard to control". He added, that he was able to return to the airport to land, however during the approach the airplane was unstable due to the "pitching and yawing". Subsequently, during the landing flare when he reduced engine power, the airplane touched down hard and the landing gear collapsed. The airplane exited the runway to the right, and came to rest nose down. 


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. 

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

Beech V35B, N2875W: Incident occurred May 06, 2017 at Plattsmouth Municipal Airport (KPMV), Cass County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln 

http://registry.faa.gov/N2875W

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 06-MAY-17
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N2875W
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PLATTSMOUTH
State: NEBRASKA

Cessna 172S, N5520S: Incident occurred May 07, 2017 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas 

Christiansen Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5520S

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

Date: 07-MAY-17
Time: 21:35:00Z
Regis#: N5520S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NORTH LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Piper PA-18A Super Cub, N245KW: Accident occurred May 08, 2017 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai County, Idaho

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; Spokane 

http://registry.faa.gov/N245KW

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA102 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 08, 2017 in COEUR D'ALENE, ID
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18A, registration: N245KW
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 May 8, 2017, about 1337 Pacific daylight time, a Piper Super Cub PA18A, N245KW, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain at Coeur d'Alene Airport (COE), Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the owner as a personal flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the flight. 

In the written statement, the pilot reported that during takeoff, he applied one notch of flaps to assist with a shorter takeoff roll. During the initial climb, the airplane veered to the left and the pilot applied the right rudder; however, there was no response from the control input. About 50 to 75 feet above ground level, the pilot retarded the throttle, and initiated a forced landing. The airplane impacted the ground in a nose down position, and came to rest oriented about 90 degrees perpendicular to the runway.




HAYDEN — The pilot of a two-seat single-engine plane that crashed Monday at the Coeur d’Alene Airport danced a jig for medics before he was transported to Kootenai Health.

His plane, a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, sat — with a bent wing and body damage — in the grass at the end of the runway where the crash occurred.

“It’s a good crash when you can walk away from it,” airport operations manager Phil Cummings said.

The plane’s 61-year-old pilot, Frank G. Gordon, of Coeur d’Alene, was transported to Kootenai Health following the 1:40 p.m. crash.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigate aviation accidents, were at the airport Monday afternoon trying to determine the cause of the crash.

“It made a hard landing,” Allen Kenitzer, spokesman for the FAA said.

The agency released no further information.

According to witnesses, Gordon was taking off in his white and red Super Cub. The plane lifted off, witnesses said, then came back down as if to make a landing. Its left wing tilted down precariously, catching the edge of the runway causing the plane to overturn.

“The wing tip struck the ground,” Cummings said. “It cartwheeled the aircraft over.”

The plane came to rest at the end of the runway nearest Ramsey Avenue and Wyoming Street.

Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies and crewmembers from Northern Lakes Fire District responded to the scene.

“Gordon was the only occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash,” according to a sheriff’s office press release. “(He) was conscious and alert … with obvious minor injuries.”

Gordon struck his head in the crash and had a sizeable gash, Cummings said.

He said when medics arrived, the pilot did a dance of gratitude for surviving the wreck.

When Cummings talked to family members Monday afternoon, he was told Gordon was undergoing surgery. Hospital representatives said Gordon was in fair condition at Kootenai Health as of 7 p.m. Monday.

Cummings suspects the Super Cub is totaled.

“It’s pretty destroyed,” he said. “It took a pretty good impact in the nose.”


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




COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The pilot of a small aircraft was taken to Kootenai Health Monday following a failed take-off at the Coeur d'Alene Airport.

 Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the pilot, 61-year-old Frank G. Gordon from Coeur d'Alene was trying to take off when they crashed just after 1:30 p.m. The plane sustained damage to the front and right wing. We're told the pilot was the only one on board and has minor injuries.

Gordon was the only person inside the plane at the time of the crash. He was taken to Kootenai Health to treat his injuries. 

The local office of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the local office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has both been notified of the crash and are investigating. 

Story and video:  http://www.khq.com

Shortly before 1:40 p.m. today, deputies from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Northern Lakes Fire personnel were dispatched to the CD’A Airport reference an airplane crash.

First responders located a small, single-engine aircraft with extensive damage to the engine area and right wing. The pilot was identified as Frank G. Gordon, 61, of Coeur d’Alene. Gordon was the only occupant of the aircraft at the time of the crash. Gordon was conscious and alert when medical personnel arrived with obvious minor injuries sustained in the crash. Gordon was transported to Kootenai Health by medical personnel for treatment of his injuries.


Preliminary interviews indicate Gordon was likely taking off from the CD’A Airport when the crash occurred. Witnesses advised the plane had taken off but then, for unknown reasons, abruptly crashed. The airplane came to rest along a taxiway, within the airport’s fenced property, near Ramsey Rd. and Wyoming Ave.


The local office of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the local office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have both been notified of this incident. The NTSB will be the lead agency investigating this incident.


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

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N421KR: Accident occurred May 03, 2017 in Ravenna, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland 

GRWW Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N421KR

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA266
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 03, 2017 in Ravenna, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N421KR

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, went off the runway, into a ditch and grassy area.  

Date: 03-MAY-17
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N421KR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PORTAGE
State: OHIO

Quicksilver Sport 2S R582, N228KM: Accident occurred May 05, 2017 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan 

http://registry.faa.gov/N228KM

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA261
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 05, 2017 in Arecibo, PR
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MANUFACTURING INC SPORT2S R582, registration: N228KM

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 shortly after takeoff, crashed into trees and rolled over into grass off the end of the runway.  

Date: 05-MAY-17
Time: 12:25:00Z
Regis#: N228KM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL QUICKSILVER
Aircraft Model: SPORTS2S
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ARECIBO
State: PUERTO RICO

Cirrus SR22, N435JA: Incident occurred May 07, 2017 at Richfield Municipal Airport (KRIF), Sevier County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Jorgensen Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N435JA

Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed and propeller struck the runway.

Date: 07-MAY-17
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N435JA
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: RICHFIELD
State: UTAH