Tuesday, November 14, 2017

These photos will bring back memories of Hurricane Andrew’s destruction in South Dade, Florida




Like many South Floridians, Barry Fellman lived through Hurricane Andrew. He was 30 at the time and lived near Country Walk, the Southwest Miami-Dade subdivision decimated by the Category 5 hurricane in August 1992.

After the storm had passed, it was impossible to drive or go anywhere so Fellman went exploring and found himself by Tamiami Airport, cluttered with the remains of small private planes.

Amid all the chaos and destruction, Fellman saw art.

He started taking photos with a large-format 4x5 camera, capturing the twisted shapes and torn fuselages that had once ferried pilots and passengers in the skies.

After a while, he pushed the photos to the back of his mind.

“I remembered the pictures on the 20th anniversary,” he said. “So I found them.”

For the 20th anniversary of the storm — Aug. 24, 2012 — Fellman held an exhibition for his photographs in Homestead. He watched how people recalled their memories of the storm, telling stories about their harrowing moments.

He decided he would catalog his photos and produce them in a book, “Hurricane,’’ which will debut at this year’s Miami Book Fair at Miami Dade College.

“Hurricane” chronicles the destruction at what is now Miami Executive Airport, 12800 SW 145th Ave., with 35 large-format images showing the damage wrought on the planes and hangars at the airport.

Six of the photographs are on display at The Porch, the book fair’s open-air cafe that features live music, readings, food and craft beer.

“[It’s an] opportunity for the readers to have the experience I had when I walked from plane to plane,” Fellman said.

The book also features two essays, one by the chief meteorologist at then WTVJ-NBC, Bryan Norcross, who remained on the air from 9 a.m. Aug. 23, 1992, through 8 a.m. Aug. 24, calming listeners throughout the storm. He now works for The Weather Channel.

“I wrote what I remember of the storm,” Norcross said in a phone interview.

He said he was happy to be involved in the book because it showed the “power of the storm in a different way.”

Norcross has his own book, “My Hurricane Andrew Story: The story behind the preparation, the terror, the resilience, and the renowned TV coverage of the Great Hurricane of 1992,” which recounts his personal experience about covering the storm.

Fellman and Norcross will speak about Hurricane Andrew at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the book fair.

Art critic Vicki Goldberg wrote the second essay. She wrote that the tangled images of the airplanes were almost as if nature was saying, “You thought you owned the sky. You were wrong. The air, the sky, belong to me.”

But, she said, those terrifying images could be considered beautiful.

To Fellman, the book brings back all those memories from Andrew: “The story is my experience of being there in this unreal landscape.”

If you go

What: Hurricane Andrew, 25 years later

When: Barry Fellman will discuss his new book, “Hurricane,’’ with meteorologist Bryan Norcross at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miami Book Fair, Room 7128, Building 7, first floor, Miami Dade College, 300 NE Second Ave.

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

American Airlines, Airbus A319-100, N9025B: Incident occurred November 14, 2017 at Miami International Airport (KMIA), Florida

http://registry.faa.gov/N9025B









MIAMI - An American Airlines flight bound for South Florida was able to land safely Tuesday after a bird slammed into the front of the plane.

Flight 1498 from Mexico City was on approach to Miami International Airport at about 11 a.m. when the bird hit the nose of the Airbus A319.

The plane landed and was able to taxi to the gate with no problem. No injuries were reported.

While birds often hit planes during flight, what made this incident different from others was that the bird remained stuck on the plane after the hit.

An American Airlines employee who spoke to Local 10 News said she had never seen anything like what happened Tuesday.

"It is true that we deal with bird strikes, that does happen, but never like this," said the employee, who wished to remain anonymous.

Numerous airport personnel could be seen taking photos of the rare sight after the flight arrived at gate D22.

Animal services was called to retrieve the dead bird from the plane.

The plane was taken to maintenance to repair the damage and was replaced by another plane for future flights.

In a 2016 study, the Federal Aviation Administration reported there were more than 160,000 bird strikes reported in the U.S. from 1990-2015, with the majority occurring during landing. 

Story and video ➤ https://www.local10.com

Is government giving the cold shoulder to aviation accident bureau? A downgrade could hit Indian airlines hard, preventing them from launching more flights to some countries, including the United States



The ministry of civil aviation could be undermining the independence of its accident investigation unit, in a move that could impair the country’s ranking in air safety audits.

A downgrade could hit Indian airlines hard, preventing them from launching more flights to some countries, including the US.

The ministry recently constituted a committee headed by a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the aviation regulator, to examine the functioning of the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), a move that threatens to undermine the independence of the investigative body.

According to the ministry’s own rules, AAIB has primacy over DGCA in matters related to the investigation of accidents.

The DGCA’s committee, headed by Lalit Gupta, joint director general of the regulator, asked AAIB to provide details of the process of classification of air mishaps as accidents, incidents and serious incidents over the past two years. While AAIB has provided the details — 20 serious incidents and 11 accidents — there is resentment in the bureau over what is being seen as interference by the regulator. The motive for the creation of the committee isn’t clear.

“There is no comment on the issue at my level,” said Usha Padhi, ministry spokesperson.

People familiar with the matter said there is a feeling within the ministry that the bureau is less equipped and understaffed to conduct accident investigations and that the DGCA should assist it until it acquires the requisite manpower and expertise.

AAIB was formed in 2012 after the International Civil Aviation Organization raised concerns about how air accidents were investigated in India. On August 6 this year, the MoCA gave further teeth to the AAIB by making its classification of accidents binding on DGCA.

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

Cessna 172S, N55234: Accident occurred November 07, 2017 at Boundary County Airport (65S), Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Aircraft struck powerlines and landed without incident.

http://registry.faa.gov/N55234

Date: 07-NOV-17
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N55234
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: BONNERS FERRY
State: IDAHO

Waco UPF-7, N32168: Incident occurred November 03, 2017 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft struck an approach light.

http://registry.faa.gov/N32168

Date: 03-NOV-17
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N32168
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: UPF7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: POUGHKEEPSIE
State: NEW YORK

Gulfstream GIV-X (G450) , N452FX: Incident occurred November 13, 2017 at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (KOTH), North Bend, Coos County, Oregon

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

Aircraft on landing, went off the end of the runway into the grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N452FX

Date: 13-NOV-17
Time: 08:15:00Z
Regis#: N452FX
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: GLF4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Flight Number: LXJ452
FAA FSDO: PORTLAND OR
Entry Date: 14-NOV-17
Updated since entry: No
City: NORTH BEND
State: OREGON




NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Strong winds in North Bend caused an aircraft to go off the runway Monday morning.

North Bend Airport officials say the Gulfstream 450 was landing when the sudden storm surge occurred.

There were eight passengers and three crew members on board. No one was injured.

The plane was stuck in mud at the end of the runway for several hours after the incident.

As a result, flights to and from San Francisco Monday were canceled.

Story and photo gallery ➤ http://kcby.com

Robinson R44, N744BS, R44 White LLC: Accident occurred November 11, 2017 at Page Municipal Airport (KPGA), Coconino County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Rotorcraft crashed at the end of the runway.

R44 White  LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N744BS

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N744BS
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: PAGE
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 182: Incident occurred November 12, 2017 at Tucson International Airport (KTUS), Pima County, Arizona

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

Aircraft on taxi, sustained a propeller and tailstrike.

Date: 12-NOV-17
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N85158
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N1869B: Accident occurred November 09, 2017 at Ernest A. Love Field (KPRC), Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

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

Aircraft on landing, ground looped.

http://registry.faa.gov/N1869B

Date: 09-NOV-17
Time: 22:46:00Z
Regis#: N1869B
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA

Van's RV-10, N917VA: Accident occurred November 12, 2017 in Sun Lakes, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entity:
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/N917VA

NTSB Identification: WPR18LA030
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Sun Lakes, AZ
Aircraft: VANDERARK RV-10, registration: N917VA
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 November 12, 2017, about 1025 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur built Vanderark RV-10 airplane, N917VA, impacted terrain and vegetation during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Sun Lakes, Arizona. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was not injured; the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight which originated from the Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD), Chandler, Arizona, about 1015. 

The pilot reported that while about 15 miles south of CHD and ascending through 4,000 feet msl, he noticed a smell of antifreeze and realized the engine was overheating. The pilot reduced power to idle and executed a 180-degree turn toward CHD. As the airplane descended through about 1,500 feet agl, the pilot attempted to add power and noted no response from the engine. The pilot stated that he attempted to land at a nearby closed airport, however, realized he was unable to make it and subsequently initiated a forced landing to an area of open desert. During the landing roll, the airplane struck several scrub bushes and the nose wheel and left main landing gear collapsed. 

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

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2384L, Sterling Flight Training Center: Incident occurred November 11, 2017 in Concord, Contra Costa County, California

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

Aircraft force landed on a field.

Concord Aero Tech LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N2384L

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 21:10:00Z
Regis#: N2384L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CONCORD
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 177RG Cardinal, N53026, RV Booth Inc: Incident occurred November 11, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  South Florida

Aircraft landed gear up.

RV Booth Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N53026

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N53026
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N2962E, Airgo Inc: Incident occurred November 11, 2017 at London-Corbin Airport (KLOZ), Laurel County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft on approach, struck a cable, landed without incident.

Airgo Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N2962E

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N2962E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
City: LONDON
State: KENTUCKY

AirCare 1 Medevac: Incident occurred November 12, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Rotorcraft sustained a birdstrike to the windshield that penetrated into the cockpit and struck the pilot. Landed without incident.  University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Date: 12-NOV-17
Time: 22:54:00Z
Regis#: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Make: HELICOPTER
Aircraft Model: UNKNOWN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: AIRCARE1
Flight Number: AIRCARE1
City: BALTIMORE
State: MARYLAND

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N992CP, Civil Air Patrol: Incident occurred November 11, 2017 at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK), Pontiac, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft on taxi, wing struck a sign.

Civil Air Patrol:  http://registry.faa.gov/N992CP

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 13:24:00Z
Regis#: N992CP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: PONTIAC
State: MICHIGAN

Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV, N3023K: Incident occurred November 11, 2017 at Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft landed gear up.

AA Aero Inc
Air Fleet Training Systems

http://registry.faa.gov/N3023K

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N3023K
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CALDWELL
State: NEW JERSEY

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair II, N301JS: Incident occurred November 12, 2017 at Richard Downing Airport (I40), Coshocton County, Ohio

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

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into the grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N301JS

Date: 12-NOV-17
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N301JS
Aircraft Make: STODDARD HAMILTON
Aircraft Model: GLASAIR SH2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: COSHOCTON
State: OHIO

Hughes 369D, N500DC, Haverfield International Inc: Incident occurred November 09, 2017 in York County, Pennsylvania

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

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing in a field.

Haverfield International Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N500DC

Date: 09-NOV-17
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N500DC
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 369D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: YORK
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Hawker 800XP, N171TR, ASI Group Ventures LLC: Incident occurred November 10, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft on downwind, sustained a birdstrike to the nose. Unknown damage.

ASI Group Ventures LLC:    http://registry.faa.gov/N171TR

Date: 10-NOV-17
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N171TR
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: HAWKER 800XP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cessna 152, N89681, US Aviation Group LLC: Incident occurred November 09, 2017 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Denison, Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into the mud.

US Aviation Group LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N89681

Date: 09-NOV-17
Time: 21:38:00Z
Regis#: N89681
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: DENISON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-23, N1344P: Incident occurred November 12, 2017 at Easterwood Airport (KCLL), College Station, Brazos County, Texas

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

Aircraft force landed gear up on the taxiway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N1344P

Date: 12-NOV-17
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N1344P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: COLLEGE STATION
State: TEXAS

Stinson SR-5E, N141WC: Accident occurred November 11, 2017 at Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), Burlington, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft on landing, flipped over.

http://registry.faa.gov/N141WC

Date: 11-NOV-17
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N141WC
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: SR5E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BURLINGTON
State: WASHINGTON