Friday, March 16, 2018

Cirrus SR22, N816CD and Cirrus SR20, N486DA: Accident occurred March 16, 2018 at Palatka Municipal Airport (28J), Putnam 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; Orlando

N486DA  Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Aerosim Academy Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N486DA

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report 

Location: Palatka, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA109A
Date & Time: 03/16/2018, 1038 EDT
Registration: N486DA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On March 16, 2018, about 1038 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N816CD, collided with a Cirrus Design Corp SR20, N486DA, while both airplanes were on approach to land at Palatka Municipal – Lt. Kay Larkin Field (28J), Palatka, Florida. There were no injuries to the pilot of the SR22, or to the flight instructor and pilot undergoing instruction in the SR20. Both airplanes were substantially damaged. Both airplanes were being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91; the SR20 was conducting an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for either flight. The SR22 flight originated from Craig Municipal Airport (CRG), Jacksonville, Florida, while the SR20 flight originated about 0930 from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando, Florida.

The pilot of the SR22 stated that after takeoff he proceeded to 28J, but because of difficulty in hearing one pilot, he elected to fly to Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St. Augustine, where he performed several landings. He then proceeded to 28J where he overflew the airport at 2,000 ft. He entered the airport traffic pattern and performed two landings, then remained in the airport traffic pattern for another. He announced his position for crosswind, midfield downwind, base, and final for runway 27. He noticed one pilot could not be heard well on the radio, one airplane was rolling out on the runway, and another airplane was on a 6-mile final. During the landing flare, he saw his propeller strike something, but could not see the airplane that was directly beneath him.

The operator of the SR20 reported that neither the pilot nor the flight instructor were wearing vision restricting devices. The flight instructor stated that the flight proceeded to 28J were they announced their intention to enter the left downwind for runway 27. In response to their call, a pilot advised that he could not hear them well, so he switched the transceiver to Comm 2 and called again. A pilot who was holding short of runway 27 advised he could hear them loud and clear. They remained in the airport traffic pattern announcing every leg of the airport traffic pattern and executed two touch-and-go landings to runway 27. They remained in the airport traffic pattern for their last touch-and-go landing, again announcing every leg of the airport traffic pattern. Due to traffic on final approach to runway 27 they extended the downwind leg of the airport traffic pattern, then turned onto the base and final legs of the airport traffic pattern. While on final approach about to land, they felt a big explosion then came to rest in grass adjacent to the runway. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N486DA
Model/Series: SR20 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: AEROSIM ACADEMY INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SGJ, 10 ft msl
Observation Time: 1056 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sanford, FL (SFB)
Destination:  Palatka, FL (28J)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None

Latitude, Longitude:  29.658333, -81.683611 (est)

N816CD Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


B & S Aviation Enterprises LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N816CD

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

Location: Palatka, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA109B
Date & Time: 03/16/2018, 1038 EDT
Registration: N816CD
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 16, 2018, about 1038 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N816CD, collided with a Cirrus Design Corp SR20, N486DA, while both airplanes were on approach to land at Palatka Municipal – Lt. Kay Larkin Field (28J), Palatka, Florida. There were no injuries to the pilot of the SR22, or to the flight instructor and pilot undergoing instruction in the SR20. Both airplanes were substantially damaged. Both airplanes were being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91; the SR20 was conducting an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for either flight. The SR22 flight originated from Craig Municipal Airport (CRG), Jacksonville, Florida, while the SR20 flight originated about 0930 from the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando, Florida.

The pilot of the SR22 stated that after takeoff he proceeded to 28J, but because of difficulty in hearing one pilot, he elected to fly to Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St. Augustine, where he performed several landings. He then proceeded to 28J where he overflew the airport at 2,000 ft. He entered the airport traffic pattern and performed two landings, then remained in the airport traffic pattern for another. He announced his position for crosswind, midfield downwind, base, and final for runway 27. He noticed one pilot could not be heard well on the radio, one airplane was rolling out on the runway, and another airplane was on a 6-mile final. During the landing flare, he saw his propeller strike something, but could not see the airplane that was directly beneath him.

The operator of the SR20 reported that neither the pilot nor the flight instructor were wearing vision restricting devices. The flight instructor stated that the flight proceeded to 28J were they announced their intention to enter the left downwind for runway 27. In response to their call, a pilot advised that he could not hear them well, so he switched the transceiver to Comm 2 and called again. A pilot who was holding short of runway 27 advised he could hear them loud and clear. They remained in the airport traffic pattern announcing every leg of the airport traffic pattern and executed two touch-and-go landings to runway 27. They remained in the airport traffic pattern for their last touch-and-go landing, again announcing every leg of the airport traffic pattern. Due to traffic on final approach to runway 27 they extended the downwind leg of the airport traffic pattern, then turned onto the base and final legs of the airport traffic pattern. While on final approach about to land, they felt a big explosion then came to rest in grass adjacent to the runway.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N816CD
Model/Series: SR22 UNDESIGNATED
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: SGJ, 10 ft msl
Observation Time: 1056 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Jacksonville, FL (CRG)
Destination: Palatka, FL (28J)

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:  29.658333, -81.683611 (est)

AIRCRAFT: 
2007 Cirrus SR20 N486DA, s/n: 1831
At the time of the incident, TTAF was 8170.9
The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 11/11/17 at TTAF 7850.6. 

ENGINE: 
Continental IO-360-ES27B, Serial Number: 1031573                                  
The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 11/11/17 at TTE 1606.7. 
At the time of the incident, TTE was 1927.0

PROPELLER: 
Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1RF, serial number FP5884B
The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 11/11/17 at TTP 8810.2, PTSO 1606.7. 
At the time of the incident, TTP was 9130.5, PTSO 1927.

EQUIPMENT:                    
S-TEC Fifty Five X Auto Pilot
Garmin GTX 327 Transponder
ACK A-30 Altitude Encoder

The following items were retained for testing by the NTSB.  
They will be provided to the buyer when they are returned from the NTSB:
Garmin GMA 340 Audio Panel
Garmin GNS 430 NAV/COMM 1
Garmin GNS 430 NAV/COMM 2
           
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:
Just prior to landing, a Cirrus SR22 landed on top of N486DA, slicing through the fuselage with the propeller and forcing N486DA into the runway.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: 
The aircraft was substantially damaged.      

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  
Flagler County Airport, Florida

REMARKS:   
Salvage is sold as is/where is.  
The three items in the possession of the NTSB will be provided to the buyer as soon as they are released.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N486DA.html                                                                                                   


PALATKA — A single-engine plane ended up atop another Friday morning at Palatka Municipal Airport, but no one was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cirrus SR22 aircraft landed on top of a Cirrus SR20 at 10:30 a.m. on Runway 27 at the small airport at 4015 Reid St.

“The SR20 landed on Runway 27 first and the SR22 then landed on top of the other aircraft,” the FAA statement said.

The SR22 was piloted by 40-year-old Robert Jack Daniel Meier of Jacksonville, according to the Highway Patrol report. No one else was in that plane. The other was piloted by 29-year-old Luis Andres Salvador Zamb of Deland with passenger Xiao Wang, 28, of Sanford.

Times-Union news partner First Coast News learned that former Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady is an owner of a business linked to one of the planes involved, but it was unclear which one.

This was the third aircraft incident in Putnam County in the past three weeks, and the second connected to the airport.

Two people suffered minor injuries March 6 after a single-engine plane apparently lost power and crashed into a backyard while approaching the airport, just a mile west of the crash site, according to the Highway Patrol.

Two men were killed Feb. 27 when their single-engine plane crashed in the St. Johns River near Fort Gates Ferry.


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






JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No one was hurt when two planes collided on the tarmac Friday morning at the Palatka Municipal Airport, authorities said.

The collision occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the airport on Reid Street.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, both planes were descending at the same time when the plane piloted by former Jaguar Robert Meier hit the top rear of the second aircraft. 

Putnam County Sheriff Homer "Gator" DeLoach said there were no injuries reported at the scene, but the collision did result in a fuel leak.

Former Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady, who owns a stake in one of the planes involved, said the Palatka airport does not have a control tower, meaning pilots communicate with one another over the radio and use their own senses to avoid crashes.

Cary Green, a pilot who frequently flies out of the airport, said it's always up to the pilots to know when it's safe to land or take off.

"We are talking to one another, but there isn't even a requirement at non-towered airports to have a radio," he said. "You can come in here and there are aircraft that don't have electrical systems, but operate in and out of this place. So you just have to watch for other aircraft."

Green did not wish to speculate about what happened, but said it can be difficult to see other aircraft when piloting a low-wing plane. "You just have to be aware of what you can't see," he said.

One of the planes involved is registered to a B & S Aviation Enterprises, an Atlantic Beach-based firm. It belongs to Brady and two co-owners, one of whom was piloting the aircraft at the time of the incident.

The other plane is registered to Aerosim Academy, a flight school in Sanford. Troopers identified the pilot of that plane as a 29-year-old Deland man and the passenger as a 28-year-old Sanford man.

Green said there tend to be a lot of training flights through the Palatka airport because access is easier without a tower.

"Traffic can vary quite a bit," he said. "On a typical day, it can be very quiet, but within an hour we can get quite a few training aircraft."

The collision is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency will determine who, if anyone was at fault, and what penalties might be meted out as a result.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.news4jax.com




According to the Florida Highway Patrol, two planes collided while on the ground at the Key Larkin Airport in Palatka.


Officials report no one was injured in the small collision.


First Coast News has discovered former Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady is an owner of a business linked to one of the planes. It is unknown who was piloting the planes at the time of the crash.


Crews are working to clean up a small fuel leak where several gallons of fuel was leaked onto the roadway. We're told the spill is considered contained.


Three total occupants were among the two planes. It is unknown what the two planes were doing at the time of the collision.


FAA Statement:


"An SR22 aircraft landed on top of an SR20 aircraft on Runway 27 at the Palatka Municipal Airport, Palatka, FL today


at 10:30 a.m. The SR20 landed on Runway 27 first and the SR22 then landed on top of the other aircraft. Local authorities report that there were no injuries. The FAA will investigate. The registration numbers for the SR22 aircraft is N816CD and the registration number for the SR20 aircraft is N486DA."


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



A single-engine plane ended up atop another Friday morning at Palatka Municipal Airport, but no one was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cirrus SR22 aircraft landed on top of a Cirrus SR20 at 10:30 a.m. on Runway 27 at the small airport at 4015 Reid St.

“The SR20 landed on Runway 27 first and the SR22 then landed on top of the other aircraft,” the FAA statement said.

The SR22 was piloted by 40-year-old Robert Jack Daniel Meier of Jacksonville, according to the Highway Patrol report. No one else was in that plane. The other was piloted by 29-year-old Luis Andres Salvador Zamb of Deland with passenger Xiao Wang, 28, of Sanford.

Times-Union news partner First Coast News learned that former Jaguars tight end Kyle Brady is an owner of a business linked to one of the planes involved, but it was unclear which one.

This was the third aircraft incident in Putnam County in the past three weeks, and the second connected to the airport.

Two people suffered minor injuries March 6 after a single-engine plane apparently lost power and crashed into a backyard while approaching the airport, just a mile west of the crash site, according to the Highway Patrol.

Two men were killed Feb. 27 when their single-engine plane crashed in the St. Johns River near Fort Gates Ferry.

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

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