Saturday, November 25, 2017

Piper PA-23-250, C-GLZR, The Airborne Sensing Corporation: Incident occurred November 24, 2017 at Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC), Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

The Airborne Sensing Corporation: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca



GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Canadian pilot is safe after making an emergency landing at Cherry Capital Airport on Friday evening.

The pilot was flying commercially from Ontario to Green Bay on business when he felt something was wrong.

A panel underneath the plane became loose because of the strong winds, causing the aircraft to drag.

The pilot passed by the airport's tower twice before getting approved to land.

The Cherry Capital Airport operations team and the airport's firetruck responded to the scene.

The pilot is not allowed to leave airport property because he is from Canada and is working with customs to get approval to fly again.

Story and video ➤ http://upnorthlive.com

Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, N682SC: Accident occurred October 28, 2014 -and- Incident occurred April 03, 2015 at Murphy Airport (1U3), Owyhee County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Factual 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


http://registry.faa.gov/N682SC 

Location: Murphy, ID
Accident Number: WPR15LA029
Date & Time: 10/28/2014, 1430 MST
Registration: N682SC
Aircraft: HENRY STEVEN J JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 28, 2014, about 1430 mountain standard time, an experimental-Steven J. Henry, Just Aircraft Superstol, N682SC, experienced a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Murphy airport, Murphy, Idaho. The pilot initiated a forced landing on a dirt road where during the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot, and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail and fuselage. The local personal flight was departing with a planned destination of Nampa, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

In a written statement, the pilot reported that the start-up procedures were normal, and the takeoff was into the wind. About 100 to 200 feet above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot checked the fuel pumps, lowered the nose and initiated a landing to a dirt road next to the runway. During the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over.

The pilot initially reported to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he believed the loss of power was due to an engine malfunction or fuel contamination. A few days later, after the airplane was returned to his home base, the pilot reported that after examination of the airplane he believed the loss of engine power was a result of the fuel selector set to an empty fuel tank. He further stated he did not believe the loss of engine power had anything to do with an engine malfunction or fuel contamination.

During a follow-up conversation with the pilot, he reported that he had repaired the airplane and returned it to flying status and found no issues with the engine or the fuel system.
  
Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/04/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 429 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HENRY STEVEN J
Registration: N682SC
Model/Series: JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: JA287-02-13
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/31/2014, Conditional
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 429.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 130 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: KBOI, 2868 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 32°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -3°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 150°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Murphy, ID (1U3)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: NAMPA, ID (MAN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: MURPHY (1U3)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2855 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2500 ft / 45 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.216389, -116.548889

NTSB Identification: WPR15LA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Murphy, ID
Aircraft: HENRY STEVEN J JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL, registration: N682SC
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 October 28, 2014, about 1430 mountain daylight time (MDT), an experimental-Steven J. Henry, Just Aircraft Superstol, N682SC, experienced a loss of engine power during takeoff from the Murphy Airport, Murphy, Idaho. The pilot initiated a forced landing on a dirt road where during the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail and fuselage. The local personal flight was departing with a planned destination of Nampa, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.
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April 03, 2015 -  A pilot practicing takeoffs and landings Friday morning at the Murphy airstrip had a hard landing after a gust of wind caused him to lose control.

The kit plane, a 2013 Just Aircraft Superstol, struck the ground between the paved airstrip and Idaho 77 at about 10:42 a.m. 


There was damage to the plane’s wings and propeller, but pilot Steven Henry, 58, was not injured, Owyhee County Sheriff Perry Grant said.


A number of pilots from Nampa fly to the Murphy airstrip to practice takeoffs and landings because of its light use.


It takes 15 to 20 minutes to make the trip in the air and many of the pilots stop to eat, Grant said.


“It’s really windy here today,” Grant said.


MURPHY, Idaho -- No one was hurt when the pilot of a small aircraft was able to guide it to an emergency touchdown on an Owyhee County highway.

The plane landed on Highway 78 near Murphy just after 10 a.m. Friday, April 03, 2015. 

It's not clear whether the plane was having mechanical trouble or whether something else went wrong.

The highway runs parallel to the runway for the Murphy Airport.

Dispatchers called the crash "very minor." Three men were able to lift the aircraft and move it out of the roadway.

Information about where the plane had taken off and where it was going were not immediately available.

Source: http://www.ktvb.com

Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (KCGI) enters jet age; jet service to Chicago begins Friday

Airport manager Bruce Loy is reflected on a United Express promotional poster hanging in the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport as he explains what passengers can expect from their new passenger service, SkyWest Airlines, while giving a tour Tuesday. Skywest will be operating as United Express.



Cape Girardeau will enter the jet age Friday with commercial passenger service to Chicago.

Utah-based SkyWest Airlines, operating as United Express, will begin round-trip passenger service from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to Chicago's O'Hare Airport with an afternoon flight, local airport manager Bruce Loy said.

The 50-seat, twin-engine jet is scheduled to land at the Cape Girardeau airport at 12:02 p.m. and depart for Chicago at 12:32 p.m., Loy said. A brief ceremony is scheduled before the plane departs for Chicago, he said.

United Express will provide 12 weekly round-trip flights, according to city officials. The schedule includes one daily nonstop flight to and from Chicago and one daily round trip with a stop in Quincy, Illinois, on Monday through Friday.

The schedule posted on the Cape Girardeau airport website includes a Saturday flight to Chicago, with a stop in Quincy, and a Sunday nonstop flight to Chicago, as well as two Sunday arrivals in Cape Girardeau.

"We are very excited about the ability to have jet service in Cape Girardeau and the ability to go to Chicago," Loy said.

Loy said this will be the largest aircraft to provide regular passenger service here since Ozark Airlines served Cape Girardeau nearly four decades ago.

As of last week, at least 17 passengers had booked flights on the inaugural trip to Chicago, Loy said.

United Express will replace Cape Air, which had been providing flights to St. Louis since November 2009 under the Essential Air Service program.

The federal government subsidizes air passenger service to Cape Girardeau and other small airports.

Cape Girardeau's airport board and the City Council selected SkyWest from among five airlines that submitted proposals. The U.S. Department of Transportation subsequently awarded the contract to SkyWest.

SkyWest was the only airline to offer jet service. The others would have flown turboprop planes that seat eight to nine passengers, city officials said.

The jet will have a flight attendant and a restroom, something none of the other airlines offered in their proposals.

Airport board member Justin Albright said earlier this year SkyWest would provide Cape Girardeau with "a real airliner."

SkyWest has a fleet of 421 aircraft and operates over 2,000 flights daily to 226 destinations throughout North America, according to the company.

O'Hare is a major hub for air service, making it convenient for Cape Girardeau passengers to connect to United flights and service from other major air carriers to destinations across the nation and around the world, Loy said.

SkyWest corporate communications manager McKall Morris said in an email to the Southeast Missourian the company is "excited to be a part of the community" and provide Cape Girardeau Regional Airport travelers with "excellent air service as United Express."

She said passengers can fly from Cape Girardeau to Chicago in less than two hours.

In Chicago, travelers can access United Airlines' 579 daily departures to 152 nonstop destinations around the world, according to Morris.

Counting all the airlines serving O'Hare, passengers have service to 208 destinations around the world, including 55 international stops, according to online information provided by Loy.




Morris said, "Ticket prices (for Cape Girardeau flights) may vary depending on the day of travel, how far ahead the tickets are booked and the number of seats remaining."

Loy said a computer check of United Express fares last week showed the lowest round-trip ticket price at $158.

Screening equipment will be relocated, and some interior walls moved as part of reconfiguring the terminal to better accommodate passenger traffic, Loy said.

The departure room, where passengers wait after they have been screened and their baggage checked, will be expanded, Loy said. The existing baggage holding area also is being reworked.

Plans call for replacing the public lobby area furniture to provide "more of an executive-office lounge look," he added.

Relocation of the scanning equipment will occur after the last Cape Air flight departs late Thursday afternoon. The work also will include recalibrating the scanning equipment, Loy said.

"It all happens overnight," he said.

But some of the other changes likely won't be completed by Friday, Loy said.

The public, however, won't be focused on the terminal changes, Loy said. For passengers and visitors alike, the focus will be on the aircraft, he said.

"I think it will be pretty exciting," Loy said.

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

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N738TJ, Glendale Community College: Accident occurred September 30, 2014 at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM), Thermal, Riverside County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California 

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

Glendale Community College:  http://registry.faa.gov/N738TJ

Location: Thermal, CA
Accident Number: WPR14CA399
Date & Time: 09/30/2014, 1540 PDT
Registration: N738TJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N
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 after touchdown, during the roll out, the airplane encountered a dust devil. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control and the airplane subsequently departed the runway surface. The airplane pitched down in the soft sand and the right wing was substantially damaged when it struck the ground. The student pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 landing after an encounter with a dust devil.

Findings

Aircraft:  Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Personnel issues:  Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)
Environmental issues:   Dust devil/whirlwind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll:
Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 28
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: 
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/29/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time:
33.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 33.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 33.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N738TJ
Model/Series: 172N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17270222
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/28/2014
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9633.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Rated Power: 0 hp
Operator: GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTRM
Observation Time: 2252 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 4°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 140°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 29.66 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Palm Springs, CA (KPSP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Thermal, CA (KTRM)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory; VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1520 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: -115 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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:  33.630000, -116.160000 (est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739KW: Accident occurred November 25, 2017 in Lamar County, Mississippi

http://registry.faa.gov/N739KW





LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Emergency personnel responded to a report of a plane crash in Lamar County Saturday afternoon. 

The plane made an emergency/hard landing in a field along Purvis-Oloh Road and slid into some trees according to officials on scene.

Three people were onboard and evaluated by medical personnel at the scene and had no reported injuries.

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

Pitts S-1S Special, N93DB: Accident occurred September 25, 2014 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Arizona

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona 

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N93DB

Location: Sedona, AZ
Accident Number: WPR14CA390
Date & Time: 09/25/2014, 0830 MST
Registration: N93DB
Aircraft: WILLIAM M OPRENDEK PITTS S1S
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot/builder of the experimental amateur-built, tailwheel-equipped airplane had just completed a flight as part of phase one flight testing. He reported an uneventful approach to landing, with the main landing gear touching down first. However, as soon as the tailwheel made contact with the runway, the airplane yawed violently to the right. The pilot applied full left rudder and brake control input, but the airplane did not respond, and departed the runway descending down an embankment. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the upper wing spar and fuselage structure at the landing gear attach points.

Postaccident examination revealed that the tailwheel was locked 90 degrees to the right. The tailwheel assembly was disassembled, and the steering arm cam spring appeared jammed between the shaft and housing. The inner surface of the housing exhibited scoring marks, consistent with a pre-existing failure of the spring. The pilot reported that he had purchased the tailwheel assembly used, and that he did not have any records indicating its manufacturer or serial number.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
Failure of the tailwheel steering assembly during maneuvering flight, which resulted in a loss of directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Attain/maintain not possible (Cause)
Landing gear steering system - Failure (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering:  Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power) (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown: Loss of control on ground
Landing-landing roll:  Runway excursion
  
Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial; Flight Engineer
Age:70
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/10/2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/12/2013
Flight Time:  31293 hours (Total, all aircraft), 690 hours (Total, this make and model), 23909 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: WILLIAM M OPRENDEK
Registration: N93DB
Model/Series: PITTS S1S NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: PITTS S1SS-3
Landing Gear Type:  Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/03/2014, Conditional
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1139 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 43.2 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 53.1 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: SUPERIOR
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: XP-IO-360-E1D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 185 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: KSEZ, 4830 ft msl
Observation Time: 1535 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 9°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 80°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: SEDONA (SEZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4830 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5132 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

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: 34.848611, -111.788333 (est)

Piper PA-28-140, N57351: Accident occurred November 25, 2017 in Odessa, 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

http://registry.faa.gov/N57351

Location: Odessa, FL
Accident Number: WPR18LA040
Date & Time: 11/25/2017, 1420 EST
Registration: N57351
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 25, 2017, about 1420 eastern standard time, a Piper PA28-140, N57351, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Odessa, Florida. The private pilot/owner sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

According to the pilot, he departed Tampa Executive Airport (VDF) Tampa, Florida about 1340 for a local flight via the Clearwater Beach area. After reaching that area the pilot turned around to return to VDF. The flight was being conducted on the left fuel tank, at an altitude of about 2,500 feet. After the turnaround, the pilot switched off the electric fuel boost pump. About 5 minutes later, the engine lost power; the pilot reported that the rpm dropped to about 700 and remained at that value. The pilot turned on the electric boost pump, but the engine did not regain power. He then switched to the right fuel tank and manipulated the throttle, but again the power was not restored. The pilot then selected an open field that he deemed suitable for a forced landing. During his approach to the field, the pilot switched the fuel selector back to the left tank, again to no avail.

The field was bounded by two sets of powerlines; the pilot's initial assessment was that he could overfly both sets. As he overflew the first set, he determined that the airplane would not clear the second set, so the pilot then maneuvered the airplane to fly under the second set of powerlines. The right wing of the airplane struck the pole supporting the powerlines, and the airplane came to rest in the field a few hundred feet beyond the struck pole. The pilot shut down the airplane and summoned assistance via telephone.

Post accident examination of the airplane by recovery personnel revealed that the left fuel tank was empty, the right fuel tank was nearly full, and the fuel selector was set to the left tank. The wreckage was recovered to a secure facility for possible additional examination.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single engine land rating. He reported a total flight experience of about 149 hours, of which about 142 hours were in the accident airplane make and model. His pilot certificate was issued in September 2015, and his most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third-class medical certificate was issued in January 2017.

FAA information indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1973, and was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 series engine. According to the pilot, the airplane and engine had accumulated a total time in service of about 4,722 hours, and the engine had accumulated about 638 hours since its most recent overhaul. The most recent annual inspection was completed in June 2017.

The 1853 and 1953 automated weather observations from Tampa International Airport (TPA), located about 12 miles southeast of the accident site, included winds from 250 degrees at 7 knots, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 4,500 feet, temperature 23 degrees C, dew point about 14 degrees C, and an altimeter setting of 29.99 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N57351
Model/Series: PA-28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
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: TPA
Observation Time: 1853 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 23000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tampa, FL (VDF)
Destination: Tampa, FL (VDF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  28.158611, -82.638056 (est)

ODESSA, Fla. (WFLA) – A small private plane made an emergency landing in Odessa Saturday afternoon, officials said.

It happened at a field off 19146 Huckavalle Road, which is just south of the Pasco County line, around 4 p.m.

The single-engine plane piloted by an unidentified man was experiencing mechanical problems prior to landing.

Officials said the pilot was injured, but extricated himself from the plane and refused medical attention.

The plane sustained minor damage to a wing and the prop.

Officials inspected the aircraft to make sure there were no hazards and left.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating the incident.

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

Consider Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH) property for temporary road

Philip Stuart, Guest columnist

As the Airport Gateway project/Gateway District debate heats up I would like to address Commissioner Dailey, all CRPTA members, all Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency members and staff, City and County Commissioners and all interested parties.

With the objective of moving vehicular traffic efficiently and safely to and from the downtown and Tallahassee International Airport I respectfully invite you to consider my proposal to utilize unused and underused airport property to construct a temporary road while the much needed Capital Circle SW widening project from Orange Avenue to Crawfordville Highway is under construction. Building a temporary capital circle will keep traffic flowing without requiring a maintenance of traffic plan within the full-length construction zone.

The number of construction days should be reduced significantly and may actually reduce land acquisition costs. The temporary road on airport property surely will lend the potential to reduce the environmental impact to Lake Bradford. 

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

Cessna 182A, N3785D: Accident occurred September 20, 2014 at Bethany Airpark (8NK4), Genesee County, New York

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N3785D

Location: Bethany Center, NY
Accident Number: ERA14CA449
Date & Time: 09/20/2014, 0915 EDT 
Registration: N3785D
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

According to the pilot, he was attempting a soft field landing on runway 27. Following a stable approach and landing, a gust of wind was encountered. The airplane veered to the right and the pilot was unable to stop the airplane before the right wing struck a windsock pole. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration examined the airplane and confirmed substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 pilot's failure to maintain a directional control of the airplane during gusting wind conditions.

Findings
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Environmental issues Gusts - 
Effect on operation
Pole - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 23
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/04/2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/27/2014
Flight Time: 329 hours (Total, all aircraft), 18 hours (Total, this make and model), 214 hours (Pilot In
Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA 
Registration: N3785D
Model/Series: 182A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: 
Normal Serial Number: 34485
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/14/2014, Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 30 Hours 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3900 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: TIMUUU INC
Rated Power: 230 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: ROC, 558 ft msl
Observation Time: 0854 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Direction from Accident Site: 30°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 13°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots/ 17 knots, 210° 
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg 
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Batavia, NY (GVQ) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bethany Center, NY (8NK4) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EDT 
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Bethany Airpark (8NK4) 
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1000 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2800 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 42.943333, -78.138333 (est)

Cirrus SR22T, N787MK, Executive Aviation LLC: Incident occurred November 24, 2017 at Yeager Airport (KCRW), Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston

Executive Aviation LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N787MK

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

Date: 24-NOV-17
Time: 11:11:00Z
Regis#: N787MK
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CHARLESTON
State: WEST VIRGINIA




No one was injured Friday morning when a small airplane ran off the runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston.

The airplane made a successful landing just after 6 a.m. Friday, and it was turning off the active runway onto a taxiway when the pilot undershot the turn and ran off the taxiway, said Dominique Ranieri, director of marketing at the airport.

Ranieri said the incident was minor and didn’t affect operations at the airport.

There were two adults on the airplane, which appeared to only have superficial damage, she said. A wing of the airplane clipped a sign along the runway, but no substantial damage was reported.

As a precaution, the plane was towed from the runway to a hangar for further inspection for damage, Ranieri said.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wvgazettemail.com

Cessna 177, N3202T: Accident occurred August 23, 2014 at Cedar Mills Airport (3T0), Gordonville, Grayson County, Texas



Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3202T

Location: Gordonville, TX
Accident Number: CEN14LA451
Date & Time: 08/23/2014, 1015 CDT
Registration: N3202T
Aircraft: CESSNA 177
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event:  Loss of control on ground
Injuries:  2 Serious, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that he flew a visual approach with a left crosswind to a turf runway. As the airplane descended below a tree line, the wind decreased, and the airplane drifted left during the landing roll. The pilot applied right rudder, but the airplane did not respond. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and impacted multiple trees. Examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. After the accident, the pilot stated that he believed the passenger's foot might have blocked the rudder pedals. The accident is consistent with a loss of directional control during a crosswind landing.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 
A loss of directional control during a crosswind landing.

Findings

Aircraft:  
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Environmental issues:  
Crosswind - Response/compensation
Tree(s) - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information 

On August 23, 2014, about 1015 central daylight time, a Cessna 177 airplane, N3202T, impacted trees during landing rollout at Cedar Mills Airport (3T0), Gordonville, Texas. The pilot and front seat passenger were seriously injured and the two rear seat passengers received minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Lakeview Airport (30F), Lake Dallas, Texas about 0945.

The pilot stated that during a visual approach to Runway 25 at 3T0 he utilized left aileron and right rudder control inputs, based on a crosswind from the south. As the airplane descended below a tree line, the wind decreased and the airplane drifted to the left. During touchdown and rollout on the turf runway, the airplane continued to drift to the left. The pilot attempted to input right rudder, but felt like his input was not having any effect. The airplane subsequently departed the left side of the runway and impacted multiple trees. Examination of the airplane revealed extensive damage to both wings and the fuselage. After the accident, the pilot stated that the lack of rudder effect may have been due to the front seat passenger's foot blocking a rudder pedal.

At 1015 the weather observation station at North Texas Regional Airport (GYI), Denison, Texas, located about 10 miles southeast of the accident site, reported the following conditions: wind 200 degrees at 11 knots, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 31 degrees Celsius (C), dew point 17 degrees C, altimeter setting 30.02 inches of mercury.

Examination of the airplane revealed normal flight control continuity. The pilot seat was found fully engaged on the rails and locked in position. No secondary seat stop was observed. The front passenger seat was displaced to the left and separated from the rails. The aft bench was secured to the floor. All seat restraint belts were still attached to the corresponding structure and no torn stitches were observed. There airplane was not equipped with shoulder harnesses. Examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll:
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion 

Pilot Information

Certificate:Private
Age: 61
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
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: 08/12/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/25/2014
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 289 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73 hours (Total, this make and model), 110 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 54 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N3202T
Model/Series: 177
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17700502
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/11/2013, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2966 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 0-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: SINGLETARY KENNETH
Rated Power: 180 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: KGYI, 749 ft msl
Observation Time: 1015 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 138°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 17°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots, 200°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lake Dallas, TX (30F)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Gordonville, TX (3T0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0945 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Cedar Mills Airport (3T0)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 640 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  33.839444, -96.808889 (est)