Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pitts Special S-1C, N5191: Incident occurred June 28, 2017 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N5191

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Date: 28-JUN-17
Time: 17:22:00Z
Regis#: N5191
Aircraft Make: PITTS
Aircraft Model: SPECIAL S1C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: REDDING
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2460A, SkyDance Aviation LLC: Accident occurred June 28, 2017 at Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport (KEMV), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

SkyDance Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N2460A

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA216
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Emporia, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172R, registration: N2460A

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 side of the runway.

Date: 28-JUN-17
Time: 16:43:00Z
Regis#: N2460A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: EMPORIA
State: VIRGINIA

Lockwood Aircam, N965RS: Incident occurred June 22, 2017 at William T. Piper Memorial Airport (KLHV), Lock Haven, Clinton County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

http://registry.faa.gov/N965RS

Aircraft on landing, sustained minor damage.

Date: 22-JUN-17
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N965RS
Aircraft Make: LOCKWOOD
Aircraft Model: AIRCAM
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LOCK HAVEN
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Rans S-19, N812X: Incident occurred June 28, 2017 and incident occurred December 04, 2016 at Marshfield Municipal Airport (KGHG), Plymouth County, Massachusetts

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N812X

Aircraft landed and ground looped.

Date: 28-JUN-17
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N812X
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MARSHFIELD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

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

Aircraft landed and ground looped.

Date: 04-DEC-16

Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N812X
Aircraft Make: RANS
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MARSHFIELD
State: Massachusetts

Beech 58 Baron, JA-5304: Incident occurred June 29, 2017 at Nagasaki Airport, Japan



NAGASAKI – A Beech 58 Baron plane made a belly landing Thursday at Nagasaki airport due to mechanical trouble, causing a brief runway closure and the cancellation of over a dozen flights, the airport operator and the transport ministry said.

The three people aboard the aircraft were not injured. 

The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. during a “touch-and-go” drill meant to practice landing and taking off again without making a full stop.

The trouble occurred following two successful attempts at the drill.

The airport regularly conducts training for small aircraft.

The plane was used in training by Sojo University’s Aerospace Systems Engineering Division in Kumamoto Prefecture.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp

Lancair IV-P, N366TF, Ms Rochelle LLC: Incident occurred June 01, 2017 at Oswego County Airport (KFZY), Fulton, New York

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Airworthiness Certification Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

Ms Rochelle LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N366TF

NTSB Identification: CEN17IA233
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Thursday, June 01, 2017 in Fulton, NY
Aircraft: SCHRODER DAVID LANCAIR IV P, registration: N366TF
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 used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

On June 1, 2017, at 1830 eastern daylight time, an amateur built Lancair IV-P airplane, N366TF, lost engine power and was forced landed at the Oswego County Airport (FZY), Fulton, New York. The pilot and flight instructor were not injured and the airplane sustained minor damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by MS Rochelle LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed from FZY at 1819.

The purpose of the flight was to calibrate an angle of attack indicator, which required a series of zero G maneuvers. During the first maneuver, the flight instructor and pilot noticed the engine overspeed, as well as a noticeable "bang". Following a total loss of power, a forced landing was performed at FZY without further incident. Post flight examination revealed engine damage which included two fractured connecting rods. The engine was retained for follow on examination

Beech B23 Musketeer, N4023T: Accident occurred June 28, 2017 near Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (60J), Ocean Isle Beach, Brunswick County, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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


NTSB Identification: ERA17LA215
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Aircraft: BEECH B23, registration: N4023T
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 June 28, 2017, about 1910 eastern daylight time, a privately owned and operated Beech B23, N4023T, was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain during a forced landing in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The private pilot received minor injuries, the passenger, who was a student pilot, was seriously injured. The flight departed Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (60J), Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina about 1908, and was destined for Stag Air Park (7NC1), Burgaw, North Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight, which was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the passenger, during the previous flight from 7NC1 to 60J while in cruise flight about 3,000 ft mean sea level (msl), the pilot moved the engine mixture control from a partially leaned setting to full rich, just after the passenger noticed that the exhaust gas temperature gauge was indicating "a little high." As the mixture control was moved, the engine developed a "very noticeable vibration" which then worsened. The pilot increased the throttle setting to the "low to mid 2000" rpm range, after which the engine vibration stopped. The engine operated normally for the remainder of the flight.

After landing at 60J, the pilot added about 15 gallons of fuel to the left fuel tank (the tank he had used for the duration of the inbound flight) and about 5 gallons to the right fuel tank. The passenger recalled the pilot commenting about utilizing the right fuel tank for the return flight, but he did not recall whether he moved the fuel selector. The pilot then taxied the airplane to the airport restaurant area where they ate dinner. Before departing the parking area, the pilot removed the engine cowls to examine the engine compartment for any loose wires or other indications of what may have caused the vibration, but found nothing unusual. The pilot then checked the oil quantity, and performed a walkaround inspection of the airplane using his checklist, as he had done prior to the previous flight.

According to the pilot, the engine started normally and he allowed it to idle for a few minutes to warm up. He performed an engine run-up with no issues noted. The engine performed normally during the takeoff, which the pilot described as a "ground effect takeoff" and during the initial climb. When the airplane reached an altitude of about 500 feet msl, the pilot noticed the airplane was not climbing as expected, and the engine rpm had reduced to less than 2000. As he started a "slow bank" left turn back toward the airport, the airplane would no longer climb. He then checked the carburetor temperature gauge which read about 58 degrees, and checked the throttle friction which was satisfactory. He considered switching fuel tanks, but chose not to because the engine was developing some power, and he was concerned that switching tanks might cause a total power loss. Once the pilot realized that the airplane would not reach the runway, he prepared for a forced landing into a wooded area. During landing the left wing struck a tree and the airplane rolled inverted.

An initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) inspector revealed that fuselage came to rest inverted and the right wing was separated from the fuselage at the root. A section of the left wing was separated about mid span, and the nose section forward of the windscreen was crushed in the aft and upward direction. The empennage was crushed and bent toward the right, aft of the baggage compartment door. The vertical and horizontal stabilizers, rudder and elevators were separated from the empennage.

The propeller blades both had minor scratches and nicks but were otherwise undamaged. The engine was rotated by hand at the propeller and produced thumb compression on all four cylinders. The Nos. 3 and 4 sparkplugs were black and sooty. Both magnetos were dislodged. The starter Bendix was in the engaged position. The fuel primer was in the closed position. The throttle control was about 1/4 inch out from the full position, and the mixture control was in the full rich position; however, impact damage was noted to the instrument panel in the area of the controls. The carburetor heat control was in the off position. Both fuel filler caps were found secure with their seals intact.

According to FAA records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued January 28, 2015. According to the pilot's logbook he had accrued 215 hours of total flight experience; he estimated 40 hours of which were in the same make and model as the accident airplane.

The airplane was retained for further examination.









OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Two people were hospitalized after a small plane crashed in Ocean Isle Beach on Wednesday evening.

The pilot and passenger were both taken to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC, according to a state highway patrol officer on the scene.

Law enforcement stayed at the scene overnight and the Federal Aviation Administration will begin investigating the crash on Thursday.

A statement from the FAA Wednesday night said the plane was a Beechcraft Musketeer BE23.

"(The) aircraft crashed into the woods after departure from the Odell Williamson Municipal Airport, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, at 7:10 p.m.," the statement read. "The FAA will investigate."   

A resident close to the crash said the plane went down near a community called The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach.

"Everyone in the neighborhood heard the crash," said the woman, who preferred to remain anonymous. "Then two large fire trucks showed up, ambulances and other emergency personnel."

One resident said he pulled into his driveway just minutes after the crash and saw a man covered in blood. The resident said that man appeared to be OK but the other victim was still in the marsh area where the plane crashed and appeared to be in more serious condition.

http://www.wect.com

Vans RV-7, N731RV: Fatal accident occurred June 27, 2017 in Arlington, Arizona

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

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


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

http://registry.faa.gov/N731RV

NTSB Identification: WPR17FA134
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Arlington, AZ
Aircraft: JORDAN JOHN RV7, registration: N731RV
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators 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 June 27, 2017 about 0850 Mountain standard time, a Vans RV-7, N731RV, was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain near Arlington, Arizona. The pilot who was the registered owner of the airplane, and a pilot-rated passenger sustained fatal injuries. The flight was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from Buckeye Municipal Airport, Buckeye, Arizona about 0835.

On June 27, 2017, at 1316, an Alert Notice (ALNOT) was issued for the airplane after family members of the pilot became concerned when he did not arrive at his intended destination. At 1810, the airplane wreckage was found by the sheriff's department in the Gila Mountains. 

There were no reported witnesses to the accident.

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

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.


John McMahon



One of two people killed in the crash of a small airplane Tuesday in the Gila Bend Mountains has been identified as Buckeye city Airport Coordinator John McMahon.

“The entire city mourns the loss of John,” Mayor Jackie Meck said in a prepared statement. “John was a very special man who loved his family, his faith and always saw the very best in people. The city of Buckeye has lost a family member and we will miss him greatly.”

McMahon and another person, whom authorities had declined to name Wednesday, were in a two-passenger aircraft identified by the Federal Aviation Admission as a Vans RV-7. The aircraft took off from Buckeye Municipal Airport at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and was scheduled to return by 10 a.m.

The Arizona Search and Rescue Coordinators Association worked with the Maricopa Ccounty Sheriff's Office to look for the missing plane, according to Jesse Robinson, one of the coordinators.

"The whole operation took about two hours," Robinson said.

The wreckage was located just before 5 p.m. in a field 17 miles southwest of Buckeye. A Sheriff's Office helicopter was used to locate the downed plane in a field in the Gila Bend Mountains. 

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

A Buckeye city spokeswoman said McMahon's family members gave them permission to reveal his identity. A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office statement issued Wednesday morning said the deceased would be positively identified by the medical examiner.

McMahon started working for Buckeye's Public Works department in 2012 and became the city's airport coordinator in October 2013. He also earned his private pilot certification while working for the city of Buckeye, according to an online tribute posted on the city's website.


McMahon is survived by his wife and three children. His family has set up a memorial fund at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union.

BUCKEYE, AZ - A plane that took off from the Buckeye airport crashed in the Gila Bend Mountains on Tuesday, killing two occupants.

According to Ian Gregor, a public affairs manager with the FAA, a Vans RV-7 left Buckeye and was expected to return about 10 a.m. Tuesday. 

The City of Buckeye announced on Wednesday afternoon that John McMahon, the city's Airport Coordinator, passed away in the crash. The other person killed in the crash has not been identified. 

The aircraft was reported overdue and a search was conducted. Wreckage of the plane was located about 17 miles southwest of Buckeye before 5 p.m. Tuesday. 

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the cause of the crash. 

A memorial fund for John's family has been set up at Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. 

Account Name: Memorial Account for John McMahon
Routing: 122187238
Account Type: Savings
Account #: 00005068290001

http://www.abc15.com

Incident occurred June 28, 2017 at Kelowna International Airport, British Columbia, Canada



A plane with just one engine landed without incident at Kelowna International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

A call came into the tower shortly after 2:30 p.m. indicating one of the engines on a Cessna Citation had stopped working.

Kelowna fire department crews responded with several emergency vehicles.

"As soon as we hear that, we want to take all of the precautions we can," said airport spokesperson Jasmine Patrick.

"KFD stood by until we knew the aircraft landed safely."

Two people were on board the plane.

https://www.castanet.net

Champion 7BCM, N3195C: Accident occurred June 26, 2017 at Watertown Regional Airport (KATY), Codington County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

http://registry.faa.gov/N3195C

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA374
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 26, 2017 in WATERTOWN, SD
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7BCM, registration: N3195C

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 ground looped.

Date: 26-JUN-17
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N3195C
Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 7BCM
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: WATERTOWN
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Piper PA-30, N8848Y: Incident occurred June 27, 2017 at Pilot Country Airport (X05), Spring Hill, Hernando County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

http://registry.faa.gov/N8848Y

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Date: 27-JUN-17
Time: 17:53:00Z
Regis#: N8848Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SPRING HILL
State: FLORIDA

Eurocopter EC-130B-4 (AS-350B-4), N151GC, registered to American Helicopters LLC and operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters: Accident occurred June 27, 2017 in Boulder City, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Registered to American Helicopters LLC
Operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

http://registry.faa.gov/N151GC

NTSB Identification: WPR17LA133
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Boulder City, NV
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER EC 130 B4, registration: N151GC
Injuries: 2 Minor, 5 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 June 27, 2017, about 1403 Pacific daylight time, a Eurocopter EC 130 B4, N151GC, sustained substantial damage following a loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing, during which the helicopter contacted power lines, near Boulder City, Nevada. The pilot and four passengers were not injured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to American Helicopters LLC, and operated by Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters as an air tour flight under the provision of 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and a company flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Boulder City Municipal Airport, Boulder City, Nevada at 1348 with a planned destination of Grand Canyon West Airport, Peach Springs, Arizona.

The pilot reported that as he executed an "S-turn" about 3,000 feet mean sea level, the helicopter made a subtle yaw to the right, which was accompanied by an audible "gong." The pilot lowered the collective and simultaneously noted a yellow engine parameter failure indication on the instrument display. Moments later, the main rotor rpm warning horn activated and was followed by warning lights on the caution warning display. The helicopter began to descend immediately. The pilot elected to perform an autorotation to a nearby helicopter pad. In the attempt to steer away from power lines, the pilot made a left cyclic input; however, the retreating main rotor blade contacted a power line. The pilot continued to maneuver the helicopter and subsequently made an up-slope emergency landing on rising mountainous terrain.


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