Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Grumman AA-1B Trainer, N6550L: Accident occurred May 15, 2018 at Butler County Regional Airport (KHAO), Hamilton, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6550L 

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Hamilton, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA173
Date & Time: 05/15/2018, 0945 EDT
Registration: N6550L
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA 1B
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 103: Ultralight 

On May 15, 2018, about 0945 eastern daylight time, a Grumman American Aviation Corporation AA 1B airplane, N6550L, impacted terrain during a forced landing at the Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field (HAO), near Hamilton, Ohio, following a loss of engine power. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane received substantial wing and fuselage damage. The airplane was registered to an individual was registered to an individual and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 test flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating from HAO at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary information, a witness heard the sound of the airplane's engine stop during the takeoff. The witness then saw the airplane return to the airport for a landing. The airplane impacted terrain during the landing where it sustained the substantial damage.

At 0953, the recorded weather at HAO was: Wind variable at 5 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 26° C; dew point 17° C; altimeter 29.93 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP.
Registration: N6550L
Model/Series: AA 1B
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: KHAO, 634 ft msl
Observation Time: 0953 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hamilton, OH (HAO)
Destination: Hamilton, OH (HAO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 39.363889, -84.521944 (est)



HAMILTON —   A Loveland man was piloting a single-engine plane Tuesday morning when it crashed about 100 yards from the runway at Butler County Regional Airport.

Henry Rosche III, 63, of Loveland, was injured in the crash when his 1974 Grumman plane experienced engine failure, according to Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Clint Arnold, commander of the Hamilton Post.

The investigation is ongoing, but preliminary results show the plane was about 500 feet in the air when its engine stopped. The pilot turned to attempt an emergency landing, but failed to return to the runway.

Witnesses said the plane went sideways, then crashed, but never caught fire.

Rosche, who was the only person in the plane, was extricated by Hamilton fire crews and airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, according to Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer.

Those at the scene said Rosche was breathing but not conscious when they reached him.

“His breathing is labored and slow,” one 911 caller said, adding “there is no smoke or fire at the scene.”

The caller told the 911 dispatcher he was reaching into the plane’s cockpit to get Rosche’s vital signs.

“They’re gonna have to extricate him,” the caller said.

Later in the call as Air Care arrived, Rosche seemed to be “coming to” as emergency responders could be heard telling him repeatedly not to move.

“He hit pretty hard,” a witness at the scene told a 911 dispatcher, describing the plane crash on the west end of the runway.

Brenda Deborde said she witnessed the crash while driving her son to work. She saw the plane flying “sideways” and said that’s when she told her son it was going to crash.

“I seen the plane going sideways and I told my son, ‘He’s getting ready to hit’ and about that time it hit and when it did pieces started flying off and you see a little bit of black dust,” she told the Journal-News. “Well I come on up, right up this way, and I call 911 and I looked to see if I could see anybody and I couldn’t see nobody.”

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.journal-news.com



FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A man was injured in a plane crash at the Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responded after the plane crashed around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

City of Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said the plane's engine stopped just after take off and the pilot attempted to turn around and land the plane.

“Shortly after takeoff the engine for the plane quit, the pilot circled back but was unable to land on the runway. The pilot was removed from the plane by Hamilton fire crews and was treated by Hamilton paramedics and University flight crew, then transported by UC Air Care to University of Cincinnati Hospital.” Mercer said.

A witness to the crash said she saw the plane going sideways before crashing.

“I seen the plane going sideways and I told my son, I said ‘he’s getting ready to hit’ and about that time it hit and when it did pieces started flying off and you see a little bit of black dust. Well I come on up, right up this way, and I call 911 and I looked to see if I could see anybody and I couldn’t see nobody.” the witness said.

She said she was scared for the man inside the plane.

“It’s scary cause I didn’t know. I didn’t know if they was laying in there dead, how many was in there, and I couldn’t get through the fencing to go check on them.” she said.

Mercer said the man had to be cut out of the plane using extrication tools. Crews cut away pieces of the plane so the pilot could be removed without any further injuries.

Officials are unsure of what type of plane it was but said it was a single engine, small plane with one occupant.

Mercer said flight staff saw the plane turning back toward the runway and as far as he knows there was no flight plan filed.

The airport has seen very few crashes and very few engines, Mercer said. He said the Butler County Regional Airport has a great safety record.

There's no word on the extent of the man's injuries or his identity.

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox19.com






BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio —  A small plane crashed Tuesday morning at the Butler County Regional Airport, dispatchers confirm.

The single-engine AA-1B plane crashed on the runway during takeoff around 10 a.m., officials said.

The pilot was the only person on-board, and had to be extricated from the wreckage.

The pilot was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where his condition is unknown. His name has not been released.

According to crash investigators, the pilot was taking off when his plane had engine issues. The plane went down as the pilot tried to circle back to land.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.

“(We’ve had) very few crashes, very few instances here at the airport. Great safety record,” said Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer.

The airport’s runways are in the city of Hamilton, therefore Mercer’s teams were the first on scene.

“We had to cut out little pieces of the plane so we could remove the pilot without any more injuries," Mercer said. 

The Butler County Regional Airport is a small airport owned by the Butler County Board of Commissioners. Most planes that take off or land at the airport are single-engine planes.

Story and video ➤ http://www.wlwt.com






A pilot had to be cut out of his plane after crashing at the Butler County Regional Airport Tuesday morning, officials said.

Hamilton Fire Chief Mark Mercer said the pilot had taken off from the airport just before 10 a.m. when the engine cut out. He said the man attempted to circle back to the runway, but ended up crashing.

The single-engine plane came to rest on a concrete pad surrounded by grass. The port side wing was torn off and one side of the landing gear has collapsed. The propeller had also come off the plane.

Mercer said the pilot, whose identity has not been released, was flown by helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. The chief did not know the extent of the man's injuries.

Hamilton emergency crews responded to the airport in about four minutes, Mercer said. He explained that the pilot was trapped in the plane and had to be cut out of it.

Mercer said the pilot was conscious and breathing when he was flown to the hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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





BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A small plane crashed at the Butler County Regional Airport Tuesday morning. A medical helicopter took the pilot to UC Medical Center.

The plan crashed at about 9:45 a.m. at the airport. It ended up on its top.

Investigators said the engine quit shortly after takeoff. He circled back but was unable to land.

Only the pilot was in the plane. He was trapped inside the plane until firefighters got him out. There is no word on his condition.

Federal investigators are looking into the crash.

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

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