Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Cessna 180A, N5020E: Incident occurred January 01, 2018 in Seward, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft crashed into Johnstone Bay due to unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N5020E

Date: 01-JAN-18
Time: 11:54:00Z
Regis#: N5020E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: SEWARD
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N238SP, EDB Air Inc: Incident occurred December 29, 2017 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft ran off runway and struck a light.

EDB Air Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N238SP

Date: 29-DEC-17
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N238SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 72S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Cessna 150M, N3229V: Accident occurred January 01, 2018 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

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



Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N3229V

Location: Nampa, ID
Accident Number: GAA18CA095
Date & Time: 01/01/2018, 1930 MST
Registration: N3229V
Aircraft: CESSNA 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of visual reference
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, after departure in dark night conditions, he became disoriented about two-thirds of the way to his destination airport. He added that he circled over a nearby town for about an hour but was unable to find any visual references to aid in navigation. The pilot then called a family member on the ground, who provided guidance to the destination airport via a phone tracking application. He added that he spotted what appeared to be the destination airport, maneuvered for approach, and during the landing flare, he realized he was not at the airport. The pilot landed on a roadway that was about 6 miles from his intended destination. During landing, the airplane struck trees, landed on a road, veered left, and impacted a light pole.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's geographic disoriention during a night flight, which resulted in an off-airport landing.

Findings

Personnel issues
Geographic disorient (lost) - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Dark - Effect on personnel
Tree(s) - Contributed to outcome
Pole - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute-cruise
Loss of visual reference (Defining event)
Miscellaneous/other

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing

Landing-flare/touchdown
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 28, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/27/2013
Occupational Pilot:  No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/26/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 73.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 12 hours (Total, this make and model), 33.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N3229V
Model/Series: 150 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15076429
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7430 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT:  C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-200-A
Registered Owner: YAGUES, KEVIN
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:  Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMAN, 2537 ft msl
Observation Time: 0155 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 203°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -3°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.45 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: BURLEY, ID (BYI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  CALDWELL, ID (EUL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1700 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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:  43.611944, -116.504722 (est)






NAMPA, ID - A Boise man has been treated for minor injuries following a plane crash in Nampa Monday night.

About 9:00 p.m., Nampa Police officers responded to the area of East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way for a report of a crashed Cessna 150M. 

A family member of the pilot called from the scene and advised the pilot was already headed to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The pilot is a 28-year-old male and a resident of Boise, said Nampa Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tim Riha.

An initial investigation found the pilot had become disoriented while traveling from Burley to Caldwell -- and attempted to land at what he believed was the Caldwell Airport, Riha explained. “Upon attempting to land, he realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing. The pilot was the lone occupant of the plane,” he said.

No other citizens were injured, and only minimal property damage occurred as a result of the crash. 

The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Story and photo gallery ➤ https://www.kivitv.com



NAMPA — A 28-year-old Boise man suffered minor injuries when, police say, he became disoriented and crashed an airplane Monday night in Nampa. 

Nampa Police say they responded to East Terra Linda Way and Selland Way at 9 p.m. for a report of a crashed Cessna 150M. 

According to the initial investigation, the pilot became disoriented while travelling from Burley to Caldwell and tried to land where he believed was the Caldwell Airport. When readying to land, the man realized he was not at the airport but was unable to avoid crashing. 

Police say a family member of the pilot called from the scene and told police the pilot was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. 

No one else was injured. 

The investigation has been turned over to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Story and photo ➤ https://www.idahopress.com

Martinaire: Incident occurred December 30, 2017 at Muskegon County Airport (KMKG), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft taxied into the grass during whiteout conditions. Towed to ramp with no damage.

Date: 30-DEC-17
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: MARTINAIRE
Flight Number: 611
City: MUSKEGON
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 750 Citation X, N769XJ, XOJET: Incident occurred December 30, 2017 at Lincoln Airport (KLNK), Lancaster County, Nebraska



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Nose gear collapsed on landing.


XOJET Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N769XJ


Date: 30-DEC-17
Time: 03:53:00Z
Regis#: N769XJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 750
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LINCOLN
State: NEBRASKA

Piper Seneca II: Incident occurred December 30, 2017 at Henderson Executive Airport ( KHND), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aircraft nose wheel stuck in up position, landed on runway.


http://registry.faa.gov/N5406D 


Date: 30-DEC-17
Time: 07:54:00Z
Regis#: N5406D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: SENECA II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Pipistrel Virus SW, N4JW, registered to and operated by the pilot : Accident occurred December 28, 2017 in Paulding County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio
Rotax Aircraft Engines; Vernon B.C, FN

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4JW

Location: Paulding, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA064
Date & Time: 12/28/2017, 1630 EST
Registration: N4JW
Aircraft: PIPISTREL DOO AJDOVSCINA VIRUS SW
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 28, 2017, about 1630 eastern standard time, a Pipistrel Doo Ajdovscina Virus SW airplane, N4JW, impacted terrain during a forced landing on a road following an inflight loss of engine power near Paulding, Ohio. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial wing damage when it exited the road and impacted vegetation and rough terrain. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal 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 originated from a private airport near Paulding, Ohio.

According to an initial statement from the pilot, he was conducting slow flight about 80 kts when the engine began to lose power. He switched ignition systems and engine performance did not improve. The pilot switched fuel tanks and no improvement in engine performance was noted. Changing power appeared to improve engine operation. However, engine performance got worse again. The pilot tried to reach a private airstrip about 3 miles east of his location. He was not able to reach the airstrip, given the local wind and airplane altitude, so he selected a nearby road for a forced landing. The road was ice covered and provided very little braking. During rollout, the pilot was concerned about approaching railroad crossing signs and a tall bush. The airplane's left wing impacted the bush just before the airplane crossed the railroad. The airplane subsequently swerved to the left and the nose wheel broke off when the airplane impacted the ditch on the northwest side of the railroad. The airplane stopped on the north side of the railroad about 30 ft off the road. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPISTREL DOO AJDOVSCINA
Registration: N4JW
Model/Series: VIRUS SW
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDFI, 707 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -12°C / -18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.53 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Paulding, OH
Destination: Paulding, OH 

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: 41.188889, -84.708056 (est) 

Martinaire, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N1037N: Incident occurred January 01, 2018 at Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft ran into grass after landing and struck a taxiway sign.

Aero Leasing:  http://registry.faa.gov/N1037N

Date: 02-JAN-18
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N1037N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: MARTINAIRE
Flight Number: 637
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA

Encore Air Cargo, Fairchild SA-227AC Metro III, N3116N: Incident occurred December 29, 2017 at Sioux Falls Regional Airport (KFSD), Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

While on taxiway pilot reported electrical fire.  Pilot evacuated and extinguished fire. Aircraft towed to parking without further incident.

Business Aviation Courier Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N3116N

Date: 29-DEC-17
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N3116N
Aircraft Make: FAIRCHILD
Aircraft Model: SA227 AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: ENCORE AIR CARGO
Flight Number: 1598
City: SIOUX FALLS
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Tecnam P2006T, N594MA, registered to Mid-Atlantic Air Ventures Inc and operated by Infinity Flight Group: Accident occurred January 01, 2018 at Falwell Airport (W24), Lynchburg, Virginia

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia
Pending Designation; Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo; Rome, FN
Pending Designation; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam (Advisor); Casoria, FN

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N594MA

Location: Lynchburg, VA
Accident Number: ANC18LA018
Date & Time: 01/01/2018, 1725 EST
Registration: N594MA
Aircraft: COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNAM P2006
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On January 1, 2018, about 1725 eastern standard time, a Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam P2006T airplane, N594MA, sustained substantial damage following a landing gear separation during landing at the Falwell Airport, Lynchburg, Virginia. The certificated flight instructor in the right seat and the pilot receiving instruction in the left seat sustained no injury. The airplane was registered to Mid-Atlantic Air Ventures, Inc., Martinsville, Virginia and was operated by the Infinity Flight Group, Trenton, New Jersey, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 visual flight rules instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions were present at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The airplane departed from the Trenton Mercer Airport, Trenton, about 1440.

The flight instructor reported that the flight was an instructional multiple leg cross-county, that was required for the pilot to complete toward a commercial pilot certificate. Enroute to the Falwell Airport, the flight following procedures were cancelled once the airplane was within 5 miles from the destination airport. The aircrew then monitored the automated terminal information service (ATIS) from the Lynchburg Regional Airport/Preston Glen Field, Lynchburg, which reported the wind condition at 8 knots, from 290°. The pilot was landing on runway 28.

The flight instructor further reported, the pilot entered the airport traffic pattern from the north-northwest onto a 3 mile right base leg for runway 28. The pilot then lowered the landing gear and confirmed there were 3 green landing gear lights. The pilot turned onto final approach, and with the flaps fully extended, the aircrew verified verbally that all landing gears were down and locked. The pilot maintained about a 500 fpm descent on final and verified verbally with the flight instructor that the airspeed was 70 knots. The pilot flared and executed a normal landing. Immediately after touchdown, the left main landing gear assembly separated at the axle. Subsequently, the airplane skidded for about 100 feet, departed the runway to the left, and came to rest on the grass. The pilot performed a shutdown and the two occupants egressed without further incident.

The flight instructor reported there were no wind gusts during the approach and landing, and there was no side loading at touchdown. The flight instructor further reported that in his experience, he did not feel the landing would have caused any damage.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. The separated main landing gear leg assembly was recovered and secured for future examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNAM
Registration: N594MA
Model/Series: P2006 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Infinity Flight Group
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLYH, 938 ft msl
Observation Time: 2154 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -6°C / -21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.42 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: TRENTON, NJ (TTN)
Destination: Lynchburg, VA (W24) 

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:  37.378056, -79.121389 (est)