Monday, October 2, 2017

Pitts S-1S Special, N84HB: Incident occurred October 02, 2017 in Sacramento, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N84HB




A former Air Force fighter pilot said a recent turn as a movie stunt pilot, taking off and landing on a narrow roadway, prepared him for an emergency landing Monday on a levee next to Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood.

Alan Hoover, 66, had visited a friend in Rio Linda over the weekend and took off from the Rio Linda Airport in his Pitts biplane, en route to Tehachapi and then on to his home in Prescott, Ariz. Hoover said he had charged the battery the night before and all seemed in good working order. But once he was airborne, about 11 a.m. Monday, the plane experienced engine problems. He considered heading to either Mather Airport or Sacramento Executive Airport, but “I couldn’t safely fly over houses,” Hoover said.

He was flying at an altitude of 1,200 feet, instead of the typical 5,000 to 6,000 feet. He considered trying to bring the plane down on the Campus Commons golf course, but there were too many people, he said.




Then he spotted the levee along the American River, near the ranch houses of River Park. Working as a stunt pilot during the filming of the movie “The Space Between Us” in February, “I think I landed on a road and took off maybe 100 times,” Hoover said Monday. The levee was also about the same width as the landing strip at his home in Arizona, he noted.

“This runway is just like landing back home, actually, a nice smooth area,” he said.

“The residents have been very cool,” he added. “A few people saw it, and they came out and asked me if I could use some help and offered me bottled water.”

Friends arrived Monday afternoon and were preparing to load the biplane on a trailer for transport back to the Rio Linda Airport. The plane has a 17-foot wingspan, making it too wide to transport on a public roadway, but by “taking 11 bolts off and disconnecting a few wires,” Hoover said, the wings can be easily removed and the plane loaded into a box trailer.

Hoover seemed unfazed by the emergency landing as he described the incident to reporters. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1973, where, he said, his classmates included Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline captain celebrated for landing U.S. Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009.

Hoover said he logged 4,000 hours as an Air Force fighter pilot and was a test pilot for NASA. He also spent 23 years as a pilot for Southwest Airlines.

He became interested in flying as a kid, he said, noting that his heroes included aviation pioneers like Charles Lindbergh and Eddie Rickenbacker. He always admired the barnstormers of the late 1920s and ’30s.

Hoover said he refurbished an old World War II biplane and would give people rides. Then he started flying in air shows, as well as organizing air shows in his hometown.

“It’s fun to inspire people,” Hoover said. “Flying in an open cockpit is like riding a Harley without the rails.”




A few years ago, the daughter of a friend was making a commercial for the over-the-counter pain-reliever Aleve and needed a pilot, so she recruited Hoover for the job. He joined the Screen Actors Guild, then landed the stunt pilot’s job.

The movie “The Space Between Us,” he said, is about a boy born on Mars who returns to Earth. Hoover was the stunt double for actress Britt Robertson. His costume included a blonde ponytail and bandanna.

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://www.sacbee.com

Cirrus SR22, N6083D, Cascade Forestry Inc: Fatal accident occurred October 01, 2017 in Klamath Falls, Oregon

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

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

Cascade Forestry Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N6083D 

NTSB Identification: WPR18FA001
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 01, 2017 in Klamath Falls, OR
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22, registration: N6083D
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 October 1, 2017, about 1043 Pacific daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N6083D, was destroyed after impacting terrain while maneuvering at a low altitude in a remote mountainous area about 24 nautical miles west-northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon. The private pilot and the sole passenger received fatal injuries. The airplane was registered to Cascade Forestry Inc., Gold Hill, Oregon. Instrument meteorological conditions were reported in the area at the time of the accident. The personal cross-country flight was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport (LMT), Klamath Falls, Oregon, at about 1030, with the destination being Rouge Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR), Medford, Oregon.

In a postaccident interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), a local Oregon State Trooper, who was conducting fish and wildlife surveillance in the area at the time of the accident, reported hearing the airplane pass overhead near his location. The trooper stated that the airplane was on a westerly heading at a very low altitude, in the clouds, "the engine was screaming," and that the clouds at the time were at tree-top level. The trooper further reported that as the airplane passed over his position it started a turn to the left, and continued to turn left with the "engine still screaming." This was followed shortly by the sound of a crash. The trooper opined that he and another trooper began searching for the downed airplane, however, by this time the clouds were at ground level, which hindered the ability to locate the airplane. The airplane was subsequently located the following morning on a ridge populated by thick tree growth and other vegetation.

In a postaccident interview with the NTSB IIC, an acquaintance of the accident pilot reported that he had spoken with the pilot at LMT prior to his departure for MFR on the morning of the accident. The acquaintance, who is a retired US Air Force F-15 pilot, stated that he had pointed out the clouds to the west, which were in the same direction that the accident pilot would be taking to MFR. The pilot replied that if he needed to, he would climb above the clouds and look for a hole to get down through. If he could not find a hole, then he would return to LMT.

On October 3rd and 4th, representatives from the NTSB, the Federal Aviation Administration, Continental Motors, Inc., and Cirrus Aircraft surveyed the accident site. The airplane had initially impacted a 40-foot tall tree at about the 25-foot level on a northeast heading, then impacted the base of a second tree. It then continued northeast on about a 15° downslope before coming to rest about 100 ft. from the initial impact point. The airplane was highly fragmented during the accident sequence.

All airplane flight control surfaces were accounted for at the accident site. The airplane's parachute system was observed to have separated from its secured location by impact forces, and was unfurled and located about 40 ft. northeast of the main wreckage and in line with the linear debris path; the parachute rocket motor had not discharged. There was no postcrash fire. The wreckage was recovered from the accident site to a secured storage facility for further examination.

At 1053, the weather reporting facility at LMT, located about 24 nm east-southeast of the accident site, reported wind 310° at 9 knots (kts), gusts to 16 kts, visibility 10 miles, overcast clouds at 4,500 ft., temperature 11° C, dew point -01° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.14 inches of mercury.

At 1053, the weather reporting facility at MFR, located about 27 nm west-southwest of the accident site reported wind calm, visibility 10 miles, scattered clouds at 3,400 ft., broken clouds at 6,000 ft., temperature 14° C, dew point 6° C. and an altimeter setting of 30.19 inches of mercury.

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 

An undated photo shows Chantal and Juan Canopii standing in front of the Cirrus SR22 N6083D. The couple died October 1st, 2017 when the plane they were traveling in crashed in western Klamath County. 





The cause of a southern Oregon plane crash that killed a Glendale couple remains under investigation, according to Oregon State Police Tuesday.

Investigations led by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are ongoing and who piloted the plane is also still not yet determined, said Lt. Cari Boyd, a state police spokeswoman. 

Juan Canopii, 54, and his 60-year-old wife, Chantal Canopii, died when their Cirrus SR22 plane crashed in a forested, remote area of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail, state police said. The couple were flying from Klamath Falls to Medford.

Juan Canopii was a military veteran and comedian with television appearances that included bit roles in Portland-filmed shows Grimm and Leverage. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was recently promoted to master sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard, said Chris Barnett, a National Guard chief master sergeant who helped recruit him. He was also a private arms instructor.  

"He was a charmer and a great guy who loved life and always brought laughter wherever he went," said Barnett, 46, of Grants Pass.

Barnett said Juan Canopii adored his "awesome" wife Chantal. "He talked about her all the time."

Federal records show Juan Canopii received his private pilot's license to operate a single-engine plane in December.

According to state police, a trooper and volunteer were working Sunday morning between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mountain when they saw the plane flying low. It sounded like it was having engine trouble, then they lost sight of the plane and heard it crash less than a mile away.

Search crews couldn't find any sign of the plane that day but resumed the search Monday morning in clearer weather. A helicopter found the wreckage that day.

Sunday's crash marked the fifth reported fatal plane crash in Oregon this year. Eight people were killed in the other four, including a California family of three and their pilot who died during an April crash near Harrisburg.


Original article and comments:  http://www.oregonlive.com

Juan Canopii
Biography
Nickname:  Big Kahuna

Juan Canopii is a man of many talents, abilities and experiences. He is a working film and television actor, an international touring comedian, a current member of the armed forces with 24 years of service, a community volunteer, surfer, certified scuba diver, pilot and aircraft owner, weapons expert, rancher, author, musician, singer, song writer, producer, promoter, writer, and a fitness enthusiast.

He is a man that has accomplished a great deal in one lifetime, and has overcome much adversity. His motto is "You only live once, so live the best you can!"




Glendale, Ore. — Friends of Juan Canopii showed an outpouring of grief on social media today.

Juan Canopii and his wife Chantal Canopii both passed away Sunday while traveling from Klamath Falls to Medford in a private plane.

Juan Canopii was well known in the local gun and sportsman community, as well as with comedians across Oregon and Hawaii. He was a firearms instructor, an air national gaurdsman, an actor, and a veteran. 

A fellow firearms instructor said Juan Canopii was almost ready to retire before he passed away Sunday.

"He was this close to retiring from his service, and all of that's gone, our hearts and prayers go out to his family and all the people that knew him," said David Cunningham, who knew him for years through firearms training.

Juan was described as a happy soul who was well liked by those who knew him.

"He is always the first one to put his hand out and meet somebody. He was such a wonderful individual, cordial, well spoken, well mannered, stately, [and a] wonderful guy. [He was] always happy, I never saw him in a down mood, the guy was a great guy," Cunningham said.

Juan was featured in comedy shows with Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley. He had over a dozen professional acting credits and appeared in movies and television shows such as NBC's Grimm, The Awakening, Even Stevens, and Little Nicky, according to IMDb.

Cunningham told News 10 that the passing of the Canopii's made him reflect on the shortness of life.

"You can't take anything for granted. You got to be right with your god, right with your loved ones, and I don't let a day go bye that I don't say I love you to my loved ones," Cunningham said.

Juan was 60 years old when he died, his wife Chantal was 54.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://ktvl.com

A Glendale couple was killed in a plane crash on Sunday.

Lieutenant Cari Boyd of Oregon State Police says that on Sunday at around 10:45 a.m. a OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper was working with a volunteer in a remote section of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail when they heard a low flying airplane. The area was between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mountain.  Lieutenant Boyd said the plane sounded like it was having engine trouble according to the trooper. The cloud cover was at treetop level and the airplane was not visible.

Lieutenant Boyd says the plane was heard making an impact to the ground less than a mile away. First responders immediately started getting resources headed that direction to assist and find the plane.   An initial search of the area by troopers and subsequent checks by Search and Rescue were unable to locate the plane.  Weather conditions improved but Lieutenant Boyd says it was Monday morning before a helicopter was able to spot the wreckage and rescuers made their way through the thick timber to the location.

Lieutenant Boyd says the plane was occupied by 54 year old Juan Canopii and his wife, 60 year old Chantal Canopii.  Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. The plane was headed from the Klamath Falls airport to Medford when the accident took place.

Staff with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation. The plane has been identified as a Cirrus SR22. The cause of the crash and who the pilot was is not yet known.

Troopers with the Oregon State Police were assisted on the scene by Search and Rescue teams from Klamath, Douglas and four other counties. Staff from the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Bureau of Land Management, members of the Oregon National Guard and others helped with the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://kqennewsradio.com

KLAMATH COUNTY, Oregon —

[UPDATE 7:07 p.m.] The plane has been identified as a Cirrus SR22 and the investigation is still continuing to determine the cause and who was the pilot.

A plane traveling from Klamath Falls to Medford crashes in Klamath County on Sunday.

Oregon State Police say at 10:43 a.m. OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper was working with volunteers between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mtn in a remote section of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail heard a plane crash less than a mile away.

Emergency crews were unable to locate the plane on Sunday due to cloud cover that was at a treetop level.

Improved weather conditions on Monday morning allowed a helicopter to locate wreckage and helped direct rescue crews through thick timber to the area.

The victims of the crash were identified as 54-year-old Juan Canopii and 60-year-old Chantal Canopii, both of Glendale, Oregon were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be taking over the investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://ktvl.com

A couple were killed Sunday when their small plane crashed while flying from Klamath Falls to Medford, Oregon State Police say.

The wreckage from a plane carrying pilot Juan Canopii, 54, and Chantal Canopii, 60, was found Monday morning in thick timber in a remote area of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail, state police said. The couple lived in Glendale.

A state police trooper and a volunteer were working Sunday morning between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mountain when they saw the plane flying low, lost sight of it and heard what they suspected was a crash less than a mile away, according to police. The trooper and volunteer reported the plan sounded like it was having engine trouble, police said.

Troopers, along with search and rescue crews, couldn't find any sign of the plane that day but resumed the search Monday morning.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be leading an investigation of the crash.

Federal records show Juan Canopii received his private pilot's license to operate a single-engine plane in December. 

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

Klamath County, Ore. – Two people were killed when a small plane crashed in a remote part of western Klamath County, Oregon State Police said.

On October 1 at approximately 10:43 a.m. an OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper and a volunteer were working between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mountain when they heard a low-flying plane. Due to clouds and steep terrain the plane wasn’t visible, but it sounded like it was having engine trouble. The plane then made an audible impact with the ground less than a mile away.

First responders were unable to immediately locate the plane. However, it was found the next day by a helicopter crew searching for wreckage and any possible survivors. Rescuers were eventually able to get to the location on foot.

The plane’s two occupants – 54-year-old Juan Canopii and his wife, 60-year-old Chantal Canopii – were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to OSP. The Glendale couple was reportedly headed from the Klamath Falls airport to Medford.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident. Police have released no further details.

Original article and comments ➤ https://kobi5.com

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A couple from Glendale, Oregon, died in a plane crash Sunday, Oregon State Police said.

Police identified the couple as Juan Canopii, 54, and Chantal Canopii, 60.

The plane was headed from Klamath Falls to Medford at the time of the crash. Federal investigators are responding to take over the investigation.

The plane hit the ground Sunday morning, within earshot of an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper and a volunteer working near the Pacific Crest Trail between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mountain.

The trooper and volunteer heard the plane around 10:43 a.m.

"The plane sounded as if it was having engine trouble. The cloud cover was at treetop level and the airplane was not visible," state police said in a report. "The plane was heard making impact to the ground less than a mile away."

Search crews worked to locate the plane Sunday, to no avail.

On Monday, weather conditions improved and a helicopter crew spotted the wreckage. Rescuers made their way through thick timber and reached the site on foot.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://kval.com

MTO Sport Autogyro, N818PB: Accident occurred October 02, 2017 in McCoy, Atascosa 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; San Antonio, Texas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N818PB

NTSB Identification: CEN18LA002
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, October 02, 2017 in McCoy, TX
Aircraft: CHARLES A BRAZIL MTO SPORT, registration: N818PB
Injuries: 1 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 October 2, 2017, about 1515 central daylight time, an MTO Sport gyroplane, N818PB, impacted a power line and terrain near McCoy, Texas. The student rated pilot received serious injuries and the gyrocopter was substantially damaged during the accident. The gyrocopter was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

The initial report from the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector indicated that the pilot was landing near his residence, when the left landing gear caught a power line. The gyrocopter then impacted a roadway; coming to rest on its right side. 

The airplane was retained for further examination.





ATASCOSA COUNTY — Atascosa County deputies say a man has been injured and airlifted to the hospital after crashing his AutoGyro MTO Sport.

The crash happened at about 3:00 p.m. near Farm-to-Market 541 and County Road 417 near McCoy.

Deputies said the pilot hit some power lines and instantly went down. The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

Atascosa County deputies and the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the scene. The man's identity has not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take over the investigation soon. 

Story and video ➤ http://news4sanantonio.com

Cub Crafters CCK-1865, N66DN, Carroll Drilling LLC: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 in Fry Canyon, San Juan County, Utah

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

Aircraft on landing sustained unknown damage.

Carroll Drilling LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N66DN

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N66DN
Aircraft Make: CUB CRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CCL 1865
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FRY CANYON
State: UTAH

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N34896, Kidron Flying Club -and- Cessna 150L, N16127, Skypark Inc: Incident occurred October 01, 2017 at Wayne County Airport (KBJJ), Wooster, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

N16127 and N34896 collided mid-air while landing, both landed without incident.

Kidron Flying Club:  http://registry.faa.gov/N34896

Date: 01-OCT-17
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N34896
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WOOSTER
State: OHIO

Skypark Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N16127

Date: 01-OCT-17
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N16127
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WOOSTER
State: OHIO

Beech 400A, N693GS, N693GS LLC: Incident occurred October 01, 2017 at Opa-Locka Executive Airport (KOPF), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft on takeoff blew out tires.

N693GS LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N693GS

Date: 01-OCT-17
Time: 11:43:00Z
Regis#: N693GS
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 400A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: DOTCOM
Flight Number: DCM6794
City: OPA LOCKA
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N65956, Mightyfly SD Inc: Accident occurred September 27, 2017 at Marv Skie-Lincoln County Airport (Y14), Tea, South Dakota

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

Mightyfly SD Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N65956

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA568
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Tea, SD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65956

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.

Bell 407, N447BH: Incident occurred September 30, 2017 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing in a residential area.

http://registry.faa.gov/N447BH

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N447BH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: B407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GREENWICH
State: CONNECTICUT

Mooney M20K, N252CF: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 at Napa County Airport (KAPC), California

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N252CF

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N252CF
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NAPA
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N748SP: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft on taxiway, struck a blast wall with its wing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N748SP

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N748SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SANTA MONICA
State: CALIFORNIA

Diamond DA40 NG, N713HX: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 near Goodyear Airport (KGYR), Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft force landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N713HX

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N713HX
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GOODYEAR
State: ARIZONA

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N9569K, Farm Lodge Inc: Incident occurred September 29., 2017 in Port Alsworth, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft on landing tipped over onto nose.

Farm Lodge Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N9569K

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N9569K
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PORT ALSWORTH
State: ALASKA

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

NTSB Identification: ANC10LA081
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Port Alsworth, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/2011
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N9569K
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was on a personal cross-country flight and had landed at an off-airport site. While taxiing to park, the right wheel broke and the plane tipped on its right wing. The right wing, wing spar, and aileron were damaged when the wing struck the ground. He reported no mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. A postaccident examination of the broken wheel showed the center of the wheel casting adjacent to the inner bearing race had fractured around its circumference, and the casting piece and bearing race had separated from the wheel, allowing the axle to pivot. An examination at the National Transportation Safety Board's materials laboratory revealed features indicative of overstress separation of the flange. No indications of fatigue, corrosion or other preexisting conditions were noted.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The overstress fracture and failure of a main landing gear wheel during landing, resulting in the right wing striking the ground.

On August 28, 2010, about 1835 Alaska daylight time, a Stinson 108-2 airplane, N9569K, sustained substantial damage during an off airport landing, about 48 miles west of Port Alsworth, Alaska. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules personal cross-country flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, when the accident occurred. The commercial pilot and the two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Port Alsworth about 1730.

In a written report to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dated September 6, the pilot reported that he was taking his sons on a camping trip. He reported that after scouting a ridge west of Port Alsworth, he decided to land since it was a familiar tundra landing area that he had used in the past. He said he flew over the landing area three times to gauge wind conditions, and to be sure there were no new obstacles to be avoided in the landing area. After touching down and braking almost to a stop, he said he was taxiing into the area where he planned to park, when the right wheel broke, and the plane tipped on its right wing. He said the right wing, wing spar, and aileron were damaged when the wing struck the ground.

On September 2, the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC) examined the broken wheel. The wheel had been mounted with 35 inch Alaskan Bush Wheels. The center of the wheel casting adjacent to the inner bearing race had fractured around its circumference, and the casting piece and bearing race had separated from the wheel, allowing the axle to pivot.

On February 16, 2011, an examination of the fractured wheel was completed at the National Transportation Safety Board's materials laboratory. The investigation revealed features indicative of overstress separation of the flange. No indications of fatigue, corrosion or other preexisting conditions were noted.

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N7688, A & L Aviation LLC: Incident occurred September 30, 2017 at Hutchinson Municipal Airport (KHUT), Reno County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft on landing went off the runway into the field.

A & L Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7688

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 13:09:00Z
Regis#: N7688
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HUTCHINSON
State: KANSAS

Van's RV-6A, N893SH: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Aircraft on takeoff sustained a birdstrike.

http://registry.faa.gov/N893SH

Date: 29-SEP-17
Time: 11:40:00Z
Regis#: N893SH
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA

Piper PA-18-150, N109T: Accident occurred September 26, 2017 in Holy Cross, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Bruce J. Werba: http://registry.faa.gov/N109T

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA565
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Holy Cross, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA18, registration: N109T

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 an off airport landing, flipped over.

Date: 26-SEP-17
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N109T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HOLY CROSS
State: ALASKA

American Airlines, Airbus A321-231, N982VJ: Incident occurred September 30, 2017 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA), District of Columbia



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Flight AAL419 aircraft and N841NN Boeing B737 American Airlines flight AAL1533: Aircraft had wingtips strike during taxi to gate. No injuries. Damage to be determined.

American Airlines Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N982VJ

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 14:49:00Z
Regis#: N982VJ
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL419
City: WASHINGTON
State: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

SkyWest Airlines, Embraer ERJ-175, N177SY: Incident occurred September 30, 2017 at Portland International Airport (KPDX), Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Flight SKW3473: Aircraft left engine failed on a birdstrike, returned and landed without incident. No injuries. Damage to engine unknown.

SkyWest Airlines Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N177SY

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 21:31:00Z
Regis#: SKW3473
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E75L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST
Flight Number: SKW3473
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N901NN: Incident occurred September 29, 2017 at Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas, Texas

Flight AAL2293: Aircraft on departure experienced a tail strike, returned and landed without incident. No injuries. Damage unknown.

http://registry.faa.gov/N901NN

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 01:58:00Z
Regis#: N901NN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL2293
City: DALLAS
State: TEXAS

Air France, Airbus A380-800, F-HPJE: Incident occurred September 30, 2017 in Goose Bay, Canada



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Flight AFR66:  During cruise flight experienced an engine failure. No injuries. Damage to be determined. Diverted and landed without incident.

Date: 30-SEP-17
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: AFR66
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A380
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AIR FRANCE
Flight Number: AFR66
City: GOOSE BAY
State: GOOSE BAY
Country: CANADA