Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office using drone for search and rescue operations



Little Rock (KATV) —   The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office will now have an eye in the sky by taking its search and rescue efforts to new heights.

On Monday, the department unveiled its new top of the line drone equipment.

“It’s going to benefit the good to help somebody,” said Capt. Mark Swagerty with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

The drone, which is equipped with thermal imaging, was purchased with seized drug money and costs around $30,000.

The department plans to use the equipment to mainly aid in finding missing children or to find those who suffer from dementia and wander off.

“You can cover so much ground so much quicker. Grandparents if they are sick, they wander off. We put this up in the air and we find them quick. If one person gets found and saved with this, it paid for itself 100 times over,” said Capt. Swagerty.

Capt. Swagerty who is an FAA-certified drone pilot says the drone will also be used to take aerial shots of crime scenes and assist in active shooter situations.

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Cessna 182H Skylane, N8515S, BON VOL LLC: Accident occurred November 12, 2017 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona

BON VOL LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8515S

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA051
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Tucson, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N8515S

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.

Piper PA-28-180, N10GJ: Accident occurred November 08, 2017 in Carroll, Fairfield County, Ohio

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N10GJ

Location: Carol, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA036
Date & Time: 11/08/2017, 1345 EST
Registration: N10GJ
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-180
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 8, 2017, about 1345 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-180 airplane, N10GJ, was damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Carroll, Ohio. The pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to its left wing. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Fairfield County Airport(LHQ), Lancaster, Ohio, at an undetermined time. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N10GJ
Model/Series: PA 28-180 180
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: LHQ, 868 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 10000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots/ 14 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: LANCASTER, OH (LHQ)
Destination: LANCASTER, OH (LHQ)

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:

Kitfox Model 4-1200, N234PB: Accident occurred November 23, 2017 in Navajo County, Arizona



http://registry.faa.gov/N234PB

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA056
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 23, 2017 in Overgaard, AZ
Aircraft: BUEHLMANN PETER KITFOX MODEL 4 1200, registration: N234PB

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.