Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Registered to Bird Acquisition LLC and operated by AeroGuard Flight Training Center: Piper PA-28-181, N419PA and Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N9299B, accident occurred November 05, 2018 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

N419PA Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N419PA


Location: Chandler, AZ

Accident Number: WPR19TA031B
Date & Time: 11/05/2018, 1019 MST
Registration: N419PA
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On November 5, 2018, about 1019 mountain standard time, two airplanes, a Piper PA28-181, N9299B, and a Piper PA28-181, N419PA, collided on the ground at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD), Chandler, Arizona. The student pilot and airline transport pilot in N9299B, and the student pilot in N419PA were not injured. The left aileron on N9299B was substantially damaged, and the right wing on N419PA sustained minor damage. The airplanes were registered to Bird Acquisition LLC and operated by AeroGuard Flight Training Center under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and visual flight rules flight plans were filed. N9299B was an instructional flight that was originating at the time. N419PA departed Ryan Field Airport (RYN), Tucson, Arizona, at an unknown time, on a cross country flight with a destination of CHD.


According to representatives of Aeroguard Flight Training Center, the pilot of N419PA, had just accomplished a full stop taxi back landing and was taxiing back to the runway for takeoff. The pilot in N9299B was undergoing a check ride and was stopped in the run up area, completing pre-takeoff checks. N419PA arrived at the run up area after N9299B, and the pilot completed his pre-takeoff checks and attempted to taxi around the left side of N9299B, that was stopped in front of him. Subsequently, N419PA's right wing struck the left wing of N9299B.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Piper

Registration: N419PA
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Aeroguard
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: CHD, 1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 0947 MST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Tucson, AZ (RYN)
Destination: Tucson, AZ (RYN)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None

Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.269167, -111.811111 (est)


N9299B Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

https://registry.faa.gov/N9299B

Location: Chandler, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19TA031A
Date & Time: 11/05/2018, 1019 MST
Registration: N9299B
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On November 5, 2018, about 1019 mountain standard time, two airplanes, a Piper PA28-181, N9299B, and a Piper PA28-181, N419PA, collided on the ground at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD), Chandler, Arizona. The student pilot and airline transport pilot in N9299B, and the student pilot in N419PA were not injured. The left aileron on N9299B was substantially damaged, and the right wing on N419PA sustained minor damage. The airplanes were registered to Bird Acquisition LLC and operated by AeroGuard Flight Training Center under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and visual flight rules flight plans were filed. N9299B was an instructional flight that was originating at the time. N419PA departed Ryan Field Airport (RYN), Tucson, Arizona, at an unknown time, on a cross country flight with a destination of CHD.

According to representatives of Aeroguard Flight Training Center, the pilot of N419PA, had just accomplished a full stop taxi back landing and was taxiing back to the runway for takeoff. The pilot in N9299B was undergoing a check ride and was stopped in the run up area, completing pre-takeoff checks. N419PA arrived at the run up area after N9299B, and the pilot completed his pre-takeoff checks and attempted to taxi around the left side of N9299B, that was stopped in front of him. Subsequently, N419PA's right wing struck the left wing of N9299B.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N9299B
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Aeroguard Flight Training Center
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: CHD, 1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 0947 MST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)

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:  33.269167, -111.811111 (est)

1 comment:

daveyl123 said...

Chandler used to be a little podunk strip located east of that little podunk town. The one significant feature there was the factory where Varga Kachina Aircraft were built.
The facility has grown to immense proportions. There were (Or perhaps still are...) high tension power lines adjacent to the airport, marked by orange globes attached to the wires. Those globes didn't help the hapless Taylorcraft pilot, who got lost one night during his flight to Southern California. Without a landing light, the plane snagged the wires on short final. The pilot and passenger were literally fried to a crisp. I witnessed the aftermath of that tragedy, and I'll never forget the sounds..and smells..of that gruesome scene.