Friday, March 9, 2018

Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo, N82605: Fatal accident occurred March 08, 2018 at Laredo International Airport (KLRD), Webb County, Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  San Antonio, Texas
Lycoming Aircraft Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N82605

Location: Laredo, TX
Accident Number: CEN18FA116
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1000 CST
Registration: N82605
Aircraft: PIPER PA 31P
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 8, 2018, about 1038 central standard time, a Piper PA-31P airplane, N82605, impacted terrain during an approach to the Laredo International Airport (KLRD) Laredo, Texas. The commercial rated pilot and student pilot rated passenger were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 fight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed.

Shortly after departing runway 18R, the air traffic controller contacted the airplane and reported that smoke was coming from the left side of the airplane. The pilot reported "… we're gonna fix that". The airplane turned back to the airport and was cleared to land on runway 18L.

Witnesses reporting seeing the airplane overhead trailing smoke or approaching the airport before the crash. Several airport security cameras captured the accident airplane airborne. A review of the video noted a white smoke trail behind the airplane. The smoke trail stops while the airplane is in the left downwind for the runway. The airplane initiated a left turn and as the airplane approaches the runway the bank angle increased. The airplane impacted terrain in a nose down, near vertical attitude; a post-crash fire ensued.

The front of the airplane cabin/cockpit area was largely destroyed by the impact and fire. The major components were located at the crash site, parts were distributed between the aft cabin and the impact crater; however, several fragments of the airplane were scattered away from the impact point. Both wings were separated from the fuselage and had heavy thermal and impact damage. Both 3-bladed propellers had separated from their respective engines. Both engines had separated from the wing nacelles and were located near the fuselage. Both left and right engines had heavy impact/thermal damage. The engines were removed and examined on-site in a facility nearby. The engines turbocharger's V-band clamps were found in-place on the turbos exhaust system. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N82605
Model/Series: PA 31P UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLRD
Observation Time: 1056 CST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 17 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Dr. Kelle David Hein


Dr. Kelle David Hein, at the age of 56, passed away on March 8th, 2018 in an air plane crash likely due to an engine malfunction. Kelle was born on July 22nd, 1961 in Orton, MN.

Kelle Hein was a lifelong learner. He graduated from high school in Groton, SD in 1979 and graduated with a liberal arts degree from Augusta College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1981. Kelle became a flight instructor and commercial pilot in 1985 and received his Doctorate degree in 2015 from Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary. Shortly after earning his doctorate degree, he authored a published book titled “What’s the Bible Got to do With It?”

Kelle married his sweetheart, Tammy Waldrop, on July 20th, 1985 in Waco, TX. They were happily married for 32 years and had five children. Kelle and Tammy dedicated their lives to the Lord and were missionaries to Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, TX for 32 years. Since 1999, He pastored Family Baptist Church in Laredo, TX.

Kelle loved the Lord with his whole heart, and he was loved by everyone who knew him. Anytime he would walk in a room, he would fill it with joy and laughter. He always left people with a declaration to “have a good day on purpose.”

Kelle was proceeded in death by his brothers Kevin Hein and Kent Hein, his sister Kari Hein, and two sets of grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy Hein, his children Kelle Hein, Jr, (Colby Hein), Kalen Hein, (Brandi Hein), Kyla Hein, Kiery Hein Saldivar, (Alejandro Saldivar), and Kesha Hein. He is also survived by his grandchildren Paxton Hein, Tucker Hein, Scarlett Saldivar, and Bentley Hein; as well as by his parents Wally and Darlene Fischer and his in laws Rev. Bill and Carolyn Waldrop. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law Billy Waldrop, (Petra Waldrop) and his nephew Davis Waldrop.  Memorable Service will be held at Family Baptist Church on Monday 12th, 2018 at 2:00pm. The ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Horst Trojhan.






The two victims of Thursday's deadly plane crash in Laredo have been identified.

Robert Christopher Marshall, 19, and Kelle David Hein, 56, were aboard a small plane when it crashed at the Laredo International Airport grounds, according to Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern.


They were the only two in the plane. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.


Marshall was a student at Baylor University and Hein was the preacher of the Family Baptist Church in Laredo.


At approximately 10:39 a.m. Thursday, the Laredo Police and Fire departments received reports of a downed plane. Authorities found the crash site behind Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Quality Reflections Glassworks in the 6400 block of Polaris Drive.


Robert R. Marshall, of Bruni, and his wife, Amy Marshall, are the registered owners of the aircraft, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. He is the CEO and president of Marshall Aviation, an on-demand charter service for passengers and freight aircraft. The Marshalls are also members of the Webb Consolidated ISD school board.


The Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo was attempting to return to the runway after smoke was reported coming from the aircraft's left engine, according to Lynn Lunsford, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.


Airport firefighters responded to the blaze within seconds of the crash, said Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman.


The National Transportation Safety Board will be the lead investigating agency.


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


Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern is shown at the scene of a plane crash at the Laredo International Airport on March 8, 2018.
















LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A deadly plane crash that happened on Thursday late morning claimed the lives of two people.

According to the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office, 56-year-old, Kelle Hein and 19-year-old Robert Christopher Marshall are the two victims who were involved in the accident.

According to officials, a Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the aircraft and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

A small plane crash claimed the lives of two people on Thursday morning.

Operations at the Laredo International Airport were suspended due to the aircraft accident.

According to officials, a Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

Police have not released the identity of the individuals that were involved in the accident. They are still pending notification of next of kin.

The Laredo International Airport says they are now up and running since suspending operations since the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kgns.tv

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