Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cessna 402B, N900CR, operated by Noble Air Charter: Accident occurred October 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas 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; Tampa, Florida

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

Noble Air Charter Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N900CR

NTSB Identification: ERA18LA011
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in St. Petersburg, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 402, registration: N900CR
Injuries: 4 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 October 18, 2017, about 1545 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 402B, N900CR, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a street in St. Petersburg, Florida. The commercial pilot, one passenger, and two motorists sustained minor injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for flight that departed Tampa International Airport (TPA), Tampa, Florida, at 1526. The flight was destined for the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Sarasota, Florida. The flight was operated by Noble Air Charter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, about 13 minutes after departure the pilot advised the Tampa air traffic control tower that he was "fuel critical" and requested vectors for the nearest airport. The TPA tower controller provided a heading toward the Albert Whitted Airport (SPG), St. Petersburg, Florida, located about 7 miles away. The pilot reported that he had 20 minutes of fuel on board. At 1543, the pilot was given a vector to runway 4, which was at his 12 o'clock and 4 miles away. The pilot reported the airport in sight, and the TPA tower controller provided the SPG tower frequency. There were no further radio transmissions.

The airplane landed on a residential street about 2 miles from SPG, and collided with two motor vehicles.

Examination of the airplane by an FAA inspector revealed substantial damage to both wings, the horizonal stabilizer, elevator, and nose section. Both wingtips and wing tip fuel tanks were separated from the wings. The left wing tip fuel tank exhibited minor sooting and heat damage. The left engine fuel selector was found in the left main fuel tank position, the right engine fuel selector was in the right main fuel tank position.

According to charter records obtained from the operator, the accident occurred during the third leg of a four-leg trip. The records indicated that at the start of the trip, the airplane's hour meter read 589.0 hours. At the accident scene, it read 592.6 hours.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land, and instrument airplane. His most recent first class medical certificate was issued on November 16, 2016. According to his logbook, the pilot had accrued 622 total hours of flight experience.




ST. PETERSBURG — Officials released the names of the two people aboard the plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday on a neighborhood street in south St. Petersburg.

Manuel Izquierdo, 36, piloted the Cessna 402B that landed on 18th Avenue S near 16th Street about 3:45 p.m. Izquierdo was shooting for Albert Whitted Airport, but came up short by about 1.5 miles. He was nearly perfectly aligned with Runway 7 at the airfield.

Ronald Bizick, 50, was the passenger on board. Both Izquierdo and Bizick were released from Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

After Izquierdo touched the plane down, the continued to roll into two vehicles, a Mercury Mountaineer and a Chevrolet Tahoe. Kimberley Grooms, 34, was inside the Tahoe. She, too, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Alphonsine Dean, 63, and her 3-year-old grandson were in the Mountaineer, which came to rest near the nose of the aircraft. Neither Dean nor her grandson were injured, Dean said Wednesday.

It was unclear what forced Izquierdo to attempt the emergency landing. Federal Aviation Administration officials were investigating.

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




ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - A small plane made a crash-landing on a street in south St. Petersburg this afternoon, colliding with two vehicles on the ground in the process.

The scene is at 18th Avenue S and 16th Street S.  The view from SkyFOX showed the damaged twin-engine Cessna on the ground next to an SUV in the street.  Police say the plane struck two vehicles on the ground, sending three people to the hospital.  Their injuries were not said to be life-threatening.

Witnesses said on social media that the pilot survived, but there has been no official word. 

The plane appears to be registered to a charter company out of Opa-Locka.

The cause of the crash was not clear but a downed power pole nearby showed signs of being hit by the plane as it came down.

Story, video and photo gallery ➤ http://www.fox13news.com




ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A small plane crashed on a road and hit multiple cars in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon.

St. Pete police and fire departments are on scene at 18th Avenue South and 16th Street South.

Two people were on the plane.

Four people overall were taken to area hospitals and one person was treated at the scene.

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




ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A small plane crashed onto a road in St. Petersburg Wednesday afternoon.

Around 3:46 p.m., St. Pete Fire Rescue responded to a small plane crash at the intersection of 18th Ave. S. and 16th St.

The plane hit two vehicles and three people were transported to a local hospital.

The plane is in the roadway. Two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash and went to Bayfront.

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

Beech A24R Sierra, N400LE, OBX Airplanes LLC: Accident occurred October 18, 2017 at Dare County Regional Airport (KMQI), Manteo, North Carolina -and- Incident occurred April 28, 2017 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, Guilford 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

OBX Airplanes LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N400LE




NTSB Identification: ERA18LA010
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Manteo, NC
Aircraft: BEECH A24, registration: N400LE
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 October 18, 2017, about 1000 eastern daylight time, a Beech A24R, N400LE, impacted hard during a forced landing at Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), Manteo, North Carolina. The private pilot undergoing instruction (PUI), sustained serious injuries while the flight instructor sustained minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged, and was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local, instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight which originated about 1 minute earlier.

The flight instructor, who was seated in the right seat, stated that there were no discrepancies with the airplane during the preflight inspection or engine run-up before takeoff. After becoming airborne, when the flight was near the midpoint of the runway at about 100 ft, the cockpit filled with smoke and she noted a burning wire and fire in front of her position. She also reported that the cockpit became hot. She took control from the PUI, and directed the battery and alternator switches to be turned off. She initiated a turn to return to the airport, parallel to runway 17, and reported the airplane impacted hard.

Preliminary examination of the accident site by several Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors revealed the airplane first impacted on airport property east of runway 17 near the approach end of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright about 500 ft and 212° from the initial impact location. Examination of the cockpit by a FAA airworthiness inspector revealed a wire with melted insulation hanging from under the right side of the instrument panel. The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination.
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DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A plane crashed Wednesday morning during an attempted emergency landing at a Dare County airport, officials say. 

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. A spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration tells WAVY.com a Beech A24R Sierra landed a field just short of a runway at the airport.


Dare County officials say a preliminary investigation found two people were in a plane — a student pilot and an instructor pilot — that began experiencing issues shortly after taking off from Dare County Regional Airport (MQI).


Officials say they were trying to make an emergency landing when the plane hit the runway, causing damage to the plane’s landing gear.


The student pilot, 23-year-old Balpreet Chahal, of Leesburg, Virginia, was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital after complaining of minor injuries, officials say.


The instructor, 32-year-old Jenny Hawk, of Manns Harbor, was checked out at the airport and transported to the Outer Banks Hospital for evaluation, officials say.


The FAA is now taking over the investigation.


Story, video and photo ➤ http://wavy.com


MANTEO, N.C. (WVEC) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane crash-landed at the Dare County Regional Airport on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened at about 10 a.m. on Runway 5.


A preliminary investigation revealed two occupants -- a student pilot and an instructor pilot -- experienced issues that forced them to make an emergency landing. The plane landed hard on the runway and slid off it into the grass, collapsing the landing gear.


A spokesperson with the State Highway Patrol said the student pilot, Balpreet S. Chahal, 23 was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation after complaining of minor injuries.


The other passenger, instructor Jenny Renea Hawk, 32, had no complaints of injuries.


Story, video and photo ➤ http://www.13newsnow.com


MANTEO, N.C. – Authorities are investigating a plane crash at the Dare County Regional Airport in Manteo that left one person with minor injuries.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the airport at approximately 10 a.m. after receiving reports of the crash.

The emergency landing was because of on board issues the plane was experiencing, said Dare County officials.

Officials say that the aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the runway.

Airport staff responded immediately, bringing along a fire truck because of leaking fuel.

NCHP says the preliminary investigation has revealed that two people, a student pilot and an instructor pilot, were attempting to make an emergency landing when the plane hit the runway, causing damage to the landing gear.

The student pilot, 23-year-old Balpreet S. Chahal suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

The instructor pilot, 32-year-old Jenny Hawk, was not injured. Hawk was involved in a plane crash ion the Croatan Sound in 2015 that left her in critical condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation.

The airport remains fully functioning at this time.

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

Two people were taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for observation after their plane made a hard landing Wednesday morning at the Dare County Regional Airport on Roanoke Island.

A Beech A24R Sierra owned by OBX Airplanes, LLC. experienced issues shortly after take off that led to an emergency landing.

The aircraft landed hard and slid into the grass off the right side of the Runway 17, according to a Dare County news release.

There was a small fuel leak reported by emergency crews at the scene that was quickly contained.

The crash still is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Story and photo ➤ https://outerbanksvoice.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 28-APR-17

Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N400LE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N51794, Christiansen Aviation Inc: Incidents occurred October 17, 2017 -and- October 17, 2016 at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport (KRVS), Tulsa County, Oklahoma

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

Aircraft on taxi, struck a parked aircraft wingtip.

Christiansen Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N51794

Date: 17-OCT-17
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N51794
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: TULSA
State: OKLAHOMA

Aircraft on taxi, wingtip and nose struck the ground.

Date: 17-OCT-16
Time: 18:18:00Z
Regis#: N51794
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: TULSA
State: Oklahoma

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N6384D, N8074E LLC: Accident occurred October 17, 2017 at Old Bridge Airport (3N6), Middlesex County, New Jersey

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saddle Brook, New Jersey

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


N8074E LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N6384D


Location: Old Bridge, NJ
Accident Number: GAA18CA024
Date & Time: 10/17/2017, 1230 EDT
Registration: N6384D
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The student pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane "slid" to the left off the runway. He added that he attempted to correct, but the airplane impacted trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Tree(s) - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/08/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 56 hours (Total, all aircraft), 56 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N6384D
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17272770
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: N8074E LLC
Rated Power: hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BLM, 164 ft msl
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 130°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable, Variable
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.35 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: MILLVILLE, NJ (MIV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Old Bridge, NJ (3N6)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1130 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: OLD BRIDGE (3N6)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 87 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3594 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.331111, -74.344722 (est) 
 
Preventing Similar Accidents


Stay Centered: Preventing Loss of Control During Landing

Loss of control during landing is one of the leading causes of general aviation accidents and is often attributed to operational issues. Although most loss of control during landing accidents do not result in serious injuries, they typically require extensive airplane repairs and may involve potential damage to nearby objects such as fences, signs, and lighting.

Often, wind plays a role in these accidents. Landing in a crosswind presents challenges for pilots of all experience levels. Other wind conditions, such as gusting wind, tailwind, variable wind, or wind shifts, can also interfere with pilots’ abilities to land the airplane and maintain directional control.

What can pilots do?

Evaluate your mental and physical fitness before each flight using the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “I'M SAFE Checklist." Being emotionally and physically ready will help you stay alert and potentially avoid common and preventable loss of control during landing accidents.

Check wind conditions and forecasts often. Take time during every approach briefing to fully understand the wind conditions. Use simple rules of thumb to help (for example, if the wind direction is 30 degrees off the runway heading, the crosswind component will be half of the total wind velocity).

Know your limitations and those of the airplane you are flying. Stay current and practice landings on different runways and during various wind conditions. If possible, practice with a flight instructor on board who can provide useful feedback and techniques for maintaining and improving your landing procedures.

Prepare early to perform a go around if the approach is not stabilized and does not go as planned or if you do not feel comfortable with the landing. Once you are airborne and stable again, you can decide to attempt to land again, reassess your landing runway, or land at an alternate airport. Incorporate go-around procedures into your recurrent training.

During landing, stay aligned with the centerline. Any misalignment reduces the time available to react if an unexpected event such as a wind gust or a tire blowout occurs.

Do not allow the airplane to touch down in a drift or in a crab. For airplanes with tricycle landing gear, do not allow the nosewheel to touch down first.

Maintain positive control of the airplane throughout the landing and be alert for directional control difficulties immediately upon and after touchdown. A loss of
directional control can lead to a nose-over or ground loop, which can cause the airplane to tip or lean enough for the wing tip to contact the ground.

Stay mentally focused throughout the landing roll and taxi. During landing, avoid distractions, such as conversations with passengers or setting radio frequencies.

Interested in More Information?

The FAA’s “Airplane Flying Handbook” (FAA-H-8083-3B), chapter 8, “Approaches and Landings,” provides guidance about how to conduct crosswind approaches and landings and
discusses maximum safe crosswind velocities. The handbook can be accessed from the FAA’s website (www.faa.gov).

The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) provides access to online training courses, seminars, and webinars as part of the FAA’s “WINGS—Pilot Proficiency Program.” This program includes targeted flight training designed to help pilots develop the knowledge and skills needed to achieve flight proficiency and to assess and mitigate the risks associated with the most common causes of accidents, including loss of directional control. The courses listed below can be accessed from the FAASTeam website (www.faasafety.gov).

Avoiding Loss of Control
Maneuvering: Approach and Landing
Normal Approach and Landing
Takeoffs, Landings, and Aircraft Control

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Air Safety Institute offers several interactive courses, presentations, publications, and other safety resources that can be accessed from its website (www.aopa.org/asf/).

The NTSB’s Aviation Information Resources web page, www.ntsb.gov/air, provides convenient access to NTSB aviation safety products.

The NTSB presents this information to prevent recurrence of similar accidents. Note that this should not be considered guidance from the regulator, nor does this supersede existing FAA Regulations (FARs).

Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N62LP, Crosswinds Inc: Incident occurred October 17, 2017 at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed.

Crosswinds Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N62LP

Date: 18-OCT-17
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N62LP
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MILLARD
State: NEBRASKA

MILLARD, Neb. —  An aircraft made an emergency landing at the Millard Airport Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m., according to a representative with Omaha's Airport Authority.

The pilot, who was the only person on the plane, had taken off from Millard Airport earlier in the evening and was returning when he realized that his retractable landing gear was not working.

The pilot was forced to land the plane on its belly and managed to do so without incident.

Fire and Rescue crews responded to the incident and the airport was shut down until 9:43 p.m. when the plane was removed from the runway.

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