Friday, July 21, 2017

Cessna 152, N714UY, Stone To Glass LLC: Accident occurred July 20, 2017 near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:
Stone To Glass LLC:

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA254
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Tamarac, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N714UY
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 July 20, 2017, about 1950 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N714UY, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Tamarac, Florida. The flight instructor and a student pilot were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local instructional flight. The airplane was owned by Stone to Glass LLC, and operated by Airplanes 4 Rent, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the flight instructor, she planned to take the student pilot flying for his last dual instruction flight before his first solo flight. The student pilot performed the preflight inspection on the airplane and she observed him sumping the left fuel tank four times to get all the water out of the tank. After the last sample, she observed no water. She did not observe the right fuel tank being sumped, however, she asked the student pilot what he found and he stated there was a little water in the right tank. She then performed her own preflight inspection and found no anomalies. They taxied to runway 9, performed the engine run-up, with no anomalies noted, and departed. They stayed in the traffic pattern to perform three touch-and-go landings. Afterwards, they departed the controlled airspace and flew to a practice area about 15 miles away. She asked the student pilot to perform some clearing turns, which he did, then she asked him to perform a steep turn to the right. During the steep turn, the engine lost total power, the student leveled the wings and the engine power was restored. She then decided to return to the airport immediately and land. The engine produced full power while on the return flight until they were about 10 miles from the airport, when the airplane again lost total power and could not make it back to the airport. The flight instructor looked for a place to land and noticed a levy with a small access road on top. She also noticed that both sides of the levy sloped downwards. She landed the airplane on the levy, it then veered to the left down the slope, struck foliage, and flipped over. She quickly turned off the master switch and magnetos, and both the flight instructor and student pilot egressed through the windows.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest inverted on top of saw grass with the cabin partially submerged in water. Fuel samples taken from the belly drain and gascolator revealed significant amounts of water present in the fuel drained from both drain ports.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

CORAL SPRINGS (CBSMiami) – An investigation is underway after a small plane attempting to land on a roadway ended up skidding into a levee in the Everglades.

A female flight instructor and her 18-year-old student pilot were just six miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when the plane lost power.

“Just past the sawgrass that’s when we lost all the power,” said the flight instructor, who did not want to be identified. “And then we knew we weren’t going to make it there so I just decided to choose here rather than over there by the houses and then having difficulty finding a spot so that’s how we just came here.”

Pictures from the scene show the Cessna 152 flipped over on its top after having slid into the marshy ground.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, there were no injuries to the pilot or passenger.

A small plane lost power Thursday night and crash landed on a levee and rolled over in western Broward, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

The Cessna 152 carried a female flight instructor and an 18-year-old male student pilot, according to Mike Jachles, a spokesman for the fire rescue department.

Records show that the fixed wing single-engine plane is registered to Stone to Glass LLC in Lake Worth.

Miami Herald news partner CBS4 reported that the plane was six miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport when it attempted to land on a road and skidded into the Everglades.

The station said no one was injured in the accident.

Earlier this month, there were two small plane crashes in Miami-Dade, both linked to Dean International Flight School in Miami.

Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport (KPDC), Crawford County, Wisconsin

When storms rolled through Prairie du Chien, they ripped through the town’s airport. Wind took down airplane hangars and destroyed a piece of history.

Residents were cleaning up the damage Thursday from the fierce storm that barreled through the small town about 100 miles west of Madison the night before.

“Whole bunch of wind was crashing. It was green outside. It was very scary,” Laney Gardner, who lives nearby, said.

The storm threw 2x4s through car windshields, ripped roofs off of buildings, and tore airplane hangars to shreds. But the biggest loss might be a 1942 L3 Defender, an aircraft flown in WWII. It was destroyed when one of those hangars came crashing down.

“The hangar is totally destroyed. There’s just a slab of concrete,” Frank Weeks, an aircraft owner, said. “[The aircraft] has been great to have. Every year, we’ve annualed it and it’s primarily used to give rides to usually veterans who were in the Second War.”

Weeks bought the plane for $750 over 50 years ago, a piece of history he hoped to keep in his family for generations.

“It’s very sad to us. It’s worse than losing your dog,” he said.

The aircraft has stood the test of time.

“Prior to the second World War, the small airplanes that were made were converted to be military planes and each one was modified for its job,” Weeks said. “Primarily, it was supposed to be for artillery spotting so they could see where the shells were landing.”

Weeks says the plane has been through a lot of storms and he’s never worried about it being in the hangar. When he saw the damage he was devastated.

“It’s really sad to lose it because it’s not replaceable. It’s very unique,” Weeks said.

He’s now looking into whether the L3 Defender can be fixed and how much it would cost to restore it.

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- All hangars have been damaged at Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport due to Wednesday nights storms.

Airport manager Richard Yeoman said no planes were flipped over in the storms, however a few do have damage.

The airport tells TV9 two hangars are destroyed and more than two others have damage with their doors.

Tom Schaumburg, whose hangars roof was blown apart said he is going to tear it down and not rebuild. Luckily for Schaumburg, his airplane is in Florida and was not harmed due to the storms.

The airport says there are no delays or cancellations today because of the storms.

Yeoman said Governor Scott Walker will be in town tomorrow to look at the damage.