Saturday, January 27, 2018

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7905P, N7905P LLC : Incident occurred January 27, 2018 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft on landing experience a gear collapsed.

N7905P LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N7905P

Date: 28-JAN-18
Time: 01:36:00Z
Regis#: N7905P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KSNV) —   A small plane was involved in an emergency landing Saturday evening at the North Las Vegas Airport.

According to McCarran International Airport, the emergency landing was reported around 5:37 p.m.

The small plane, identified as a Comanche, landed without its landing gear.


The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://news3lv.com

A small aircraft had to make an emergency landing at the North Las Vegas Airport around 5:37 p.m. 

Officials say it didn't have any landing gear.

The plane was able to land safely with no injuries.

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

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) E/A-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Platform: Incident occurred January 27, 2018 on Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County, Nevada

An airman from the Royal Australian Air Force participates in Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, Clark County, Nevada, January 26, 2018


An aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force arrives at Nellis Air Force Base for Red Flag exercises, Clark County, Nevada, January 26, 2018 



ST. GEORGE — A military aircraft burst into flames Saturday morning at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada following an incident during takeoff.

Emergency personnel responded to the incident at 10:45 a.m. PST on the Nellis Air Force Base flight line.

A Royal Australian Air Force E/A-18G Growler Electronic Warfare Platform experienced a critical engine failure upon takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base, according to a Twitter post by national security analyst firm Strategic Sentinel.

“The aircraft skidded off the runway and the pilot was able to exit the aircraft safely,” the tweet reads. “Both the pilot and ground crew are safe.”

No serious injuries have been reported, according to a news release issued by the base.

Smoke could reportedly be seen billowing from the area of the crash from several miles away. The base is situated just northwest of Las Vegas.

Members of the Royal Australian Air Force are currently at Nellis Air Force Base participating in Red Flag exercises currently underway.

Story and photos ➤ https://www.stgeorgeutah.com

Incident occurred January 27, 2018 in New Jersey

Authorities ended their search for a missing plane after the aircraft was reported to have landed in New Jersey.

Contact with the plane, described as a propeller plane, was lost at about 10:30 a.m., according to police radio reports. 

Authorities were initially converging on the area of Walnut Drive and Sycamore Drive in Lehigh Township.

The Northampton County 911 Center was told the plane had landed in New Jersey.

The Federal Aviation Administration could not immediately be reached for more information.

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

Low-flying helicopter to measure radiation levels during Super Bowl festivities

If you're headed downtown to partake in Super Bowl festivities over the coming week, you might see a low-flying helicopter circling above you.

It's a good chance that helicopter is measuring "naturally occurring background radiation," a routine test performed by the federal government during large public events, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter is expected to take measurements around Minneapolis from Monday to February 5, according to the NNSA. It is operated by the Remote Sensing Laboratory Aerial Measuring System in Joint Base Andrews, a Maryland military facility.

The helicopter will fly about 80 miles per hour in a grid pattern 300 feet above ground or higher. The tests will only be done during daylight hours and usually take about three days, according to the administration.

This baseline level of radiation in the city is then used toward security and emergency preparedness measures, according to the NNSA.

The radiation-testing helicopter will be just one of many small planes and copters buzzing the city's skies during Super Bowl week.

Many of them owe their presence to heightened security measures, others to monitoring traffic, yet others for aerial TV coverage and practice flights before the game itself.

Story and comments ➤ http://www.startribune.com

American Airlines, Airbus A330-300: Incident occurred January 27, 2018 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX), Maricopa County, Arizona



An American Airlines flight headed toward Honolulu returned to Phoenix on Saturday afternoon because of a mechanical issue, officials said.

Flight 692 left Sky Harbor International Airportabout 2 p.m., but the pilot reported a mechanical issue and rerouted the flight back to the airport, Phoenix fire spokesman Capt. Rob McDade said. 

The plane carrying 270 passengers and 10 crew members was nearing California when the plane's maintenance indicator light turned on, said American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody.

Fire crews were staged at the airport's north runway at 3:30 p.m. Online flight-tracking systems showed the plane, an Airbus 330, landed about 3:35. McDade confirmed the plane landed without incident. 

Cody said the flight was canceled and passengers were being rebooked on other flights as of Saturday afternoon. 

No further details about the aircraft were immediately available.

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

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N9673W: Accident occurred January 27, 2018 near Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (KMMK), Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Windsor Locks, Connecticut 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N9673W

Location: Meriden, CT
Accident Number: ERA18LA071
Date & Time: 01/27/2018, 1615 EST
Registration: N9673W
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 27, 2018, about 1615 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-140, N9673W, was substantially damaged during a forced landing while approaching Meriden Markham Municipal Airport (MMK), Meriden, Connecticut. The airline transport pilot and one passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a personal flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for flight that originated at Oxford County Regional Airport (81B), Oxford, Maine about 1330.

The pilot reported that he planned to fly from MMK to 81B and return the same day. He departed MMK with 36 gallons of fuel on board and the flight to 81B was uneventful. He did not refuel at 81B. During the return flight, his flight planning showed that he would land with 6 gallons of fuel on board. Just prior to passing Worcester, Massachusetts, while on the right tank, the fuel gauge began to "flicker," then the engine "faltered." He switched to the left tank and the flight continued. Approaching the Hartford, Connecticut area, his passenger suggested that they stop for fuel, but he was confident in his fuel calculations and did not want to pay a higher price for fuel there, so he continued. About 2.5 miles north of MMK, the fuel pressure gauge flickered and the engine subsequently lost power. He looked for a place to land and realized that a nearby pond would be the best option. During the forced landing attempt, the airplane collided with a fence and came to a stop on dry land.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The airplane came to rest on an embankment after colliding with a chain link fence. Both wings and the lower, forward fuselage was structurally damaged. The left and right wing fuel tanks were not compromised. The airplane was moved to a level position and no visible fuel was observed in either fuel tank.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N9673W
Model/Series: PA28 140
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: MMK, 103 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Oxford, ME (81B)
Destination: Meriden, CT (MMK) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  41.520000, -72.820000 (est)



A small plane crashed in Meriden, Conn., Saturday afternoon, leaving multiple occupants with non-life-threatening injuries, a Meriden police sergeant said.

Police received a report of the crash near 835 Hanover Road at 4:16 p.m., Fry said.

Tony Gianakos, 75, said he was at the American Legion Post at that address with about a dozen other people when he saw the plane quickly descend from the sky. It clipped the top of a fence surrounding a nearby baseball field before coming to a rest on the ground about 150 feet behind the building, he said.

“The first thing [we did] was to see if someone needs help,” Gianakos said. The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee was damaged, and a man and a woman were inside, he said.

“The woman was already out of the plane, and [the man] was halfway out of the wing, and we pulled him out,” Gianakos said. “He was banged up a bit, but nothing life-threatening. We called 911 right away.”

Neither person’s injuries appeared life-threatening, he said. The man who piloted the plane was bleeding and his face was “banged up,” and the woman was clutching her leg, he said.

No one on the ground was injured, Gianakos said.

Meriden police and firefighters quickly arrived at the scene, and both of the plane’s occupants were taken away by ambulance, he said.

A Meriden Fire Department dispatcher said no one was immediately available to provide further information.

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





MERIDEN, CT (WFSB -  Police, Fire, and EMS crews are responding to a small plane crash on Hanover Rd in Meriden.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Piper PA-28 aircraft made a crash landing with two people on board behind the American Legions Post 45 building at around 4 p.m. on Saturday.

A bartender at the American Legions told Eyewitness News that she heard the crash and called 911 to report that an older couple was injured. 

Eyewitness News Reporter Jennifer Lee is on scene of the crash. 

Story and video ➤ http://www.wfsb.com




A small plane carrying two people crashed in Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, officials said. 

The conditions of the two passengers aboard the Piper PA-28 aircraft wasn't immediately known. 

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee crashed in Meriden around 4 p.m., according to Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Photos from the scene show the aircraft in a park near Hanover Pond off Hanover Road. The plane doesn't appear to be seriously damaged. 

Bergen said the FAA will release the aircraft registration after local authorities release the names and conditions of the two people on board. 

The FAA is investigating and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident, Bergen said. 

Story and video ➤  https://www.nbcnewyork.com

Vans RV-10, N9738J, Gemini Professionals LLC: Accident occurred December 07, 2017 near Limon Municipal Airport (KLIC), Lincoln County, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

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

Gemini Professionals LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N9738J



Location: Limon, CO
Accident Number: GAA18CA075
Date & Time: 12/07/2017, 1950 MST
Registration: N9738J
Aircraft: JONES KENT C VANS RV-10
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during a night approach, the runway Precision Approach Path Indicator lights indicated the airplane was on a proper glide path. Shortly afterward, the airplane encountered a "strong gust of wind" and "lost significant altitude". He added engine power and raised the airplane's nose to intercept the glide path. A few seconds later, he felt a slight bump and heard a scraping noise to his right. He looked to the right and when he returned his focus to the approaching runway, he noticed that the airport lights were no longer lit, and the airport was in "complete darkness". He added that, he "couldn't really see anything and wasn't sure exactly where the runway was, [but he] knew [he] was going to have a hard landing". He then pulled the power back, moved the mixture to idle cut off, and turned the fuel selector off. Subsequently, the airplane landed hard off the runway, bounced, and slid sideways coming to rest after striking a tree.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings and empennage.

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

Following the accident, it was discovered that during the approach the airplane struck a powerline that supplied the airport power.

The automated weather observation system at the accident airport reported, about the time of the accident that the wind was from 330° at 6 knots. The pilot was on a visual approach for runway 34.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration investigator assigned to the accident, stated in a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator in charge, the powerline was estimated to be 75 ft. above the ground and one half mile from the runway threshold. The powerline crossed perpendicular to the runway. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 45, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: 09/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/23/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 355 hours (Total, all aircraft), 259.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 315 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 109.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 28.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: JONES KENT C
Registration: N9738J
Model/Series: VANS RV-10 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 40296
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/05/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 925 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-X
Registered Owner: GEMINI PROFESSIONALS LLC
Rated Power: 290 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLIC, 5374 ft msl
Observation Time: 0255 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -12°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 330°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: OLATHE, KS (OJC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Limon, CO (LIC)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1745 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: LIMON MUNI (LIC)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 5374 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4700 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Precautionary Landing; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  39.275000, -103.665833 (est)

Zenith STOL CH701, N701TF: Accident occurred December 01, 2017 at Mount Airy/Surry County Airport (KMWK), North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N701TF 

Accident Number: GAA18CA067
Date & Time: 12/01/2017, 1600 EST
Registration: N701TF
Aircraft: TODD FOLEY ZENITH 701
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:
Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the experimental amateur-built airplane reported that, during takeoff, he raised the nose after reaching about 20 miles per hour (mph), and about 40 mph the airplane lifted off the runway. He "held the stick back just a little [too] long and it started to tip stall to the left and [he] pushed the stick forward." He added that he applied right aileron and rudder because the airplane was drifting to the left side of the runway. Subsequently, the airplane aerodynamically stalled, bounced on the runway and the right wheel separated from the airplane. He then, with full power, continued to fly and make right aileron and rudder inputs to get back over the runway. The airplane impacted the ground and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage and wings.

The automated weather observation system at the accident airport reported, that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 090° at 4 knots. The pilot was departing on runway 18.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/22/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 185 hours (Total, all aircraft), 185 hours (Total, this make and model), 125 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: TODD FOLEY
Registration: N701TF
Model/Series: ZENITH 701 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 4714
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/04/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 940 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT:  C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner: On file
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMWK, 1247 ft msl
Observation Time: 2105 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 178°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point:  17°C / -3°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 90°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:  Mount Airy, NC (MWK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  Mount Airy, NC (MWK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1600 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MOUNT AIRY/SURRY COUNTY (MWK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1249 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4301 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

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:  36.461111, -80.553056 (est)

Hughes 269C, N9685F, Charlottesville Aero LLC: Accident occurred November 22, 2017 in Woodlawn, Carroll County, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

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

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

Charlottesville Aero LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N9685F

Location: Woodlawn, VA
Accident Number: GAA18CA060
Date & Time: 11/22/2017, 1100 EST
Registration: N9685F
Aircraft: HUGHES 300
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The helicopter pilot reported that, he was landing on a pad in a confined area. He added that, as he approached the landing pad, he slowed the helicopter to transition to a hover. The main rotor RPM began to drop and he applied full throttle, but the RPM continued to decline. The helicopter was unable to maintain altitude and slowly settled into the trees on the hillside about 20 ft. short of the landing pad. Subsequently, the helicopter struck the trees, and rolled onto its right-side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and main rotor system.

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

The pilot reported that, after the accident, he noticed there was a significant right quartering tailwind, which required the application of more left pedal than anticipated. He further explained that the increased application of anti-torque pedal lessened the available power to maintain the main rotor RPM. He concluded the approach could have been completed safely with a steeper and faster approach to better manage engine power. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/11/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/26/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 4241 hours (Total, all aircraft), 127 hours (Total, this make and model), 4173 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HUGHES
Registration: N9685F
Model/Series: 300 C
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 620147
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/08/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2050 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5598 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: HIO-360-D1A
Registered Owner: CHARLOTTESVILLE AERO LLC
Rated Power: 190 hp
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: KHLX, 2693 ft msl
Observation Time: 1555 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 96°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -2°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots/ 25 knots, 320°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA (HLX)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Woodlawn, VA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1045 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.771944, -80.898333 (est)

AutoGyro Cavalon, N953LS: Accident occurred November 18, 2017 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ), Pinal County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N953LS

Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA049
Date & Time: 11/18/2017, 1745 MST
Registration: N953LS
Aircraft: JOHN ROSCOE AUTOGYRO CAVALON
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, the right wheel touched down first on the runway and the gyroplane veered to the right. He added that, the "aircraft bounced from one wheel to the other" multiple times until the main rotor blade struck the runway. The gyroplane then rolled to the right, slid off the runway and came to rest on its left side. A post-crash fire ignited in the engine compartment and consumed the gyroplane.

The gyroplane was destroyed.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Gyroplane
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 200 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: JOHN ROSCOE
Registration: N953LS
Model/Series: AUTOGYRO CAVALON NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: V00110
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/18/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 990 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 241 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 914
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 115 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCHD, 1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 0047 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 353°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / -2°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 300°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SAN MANUEL, AZ (E77)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Casa Grande, AZ (CGZ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1620 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CASA GRANDE MUNI (CGZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1464 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5200 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  32.953611, -111.769444 (est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N75919, Treasure Coast Flight Training: Accident occurred November 16, 2017 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida

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

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

Eagle 64 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N75919

Location: Pompano, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA064
Date & Time: 11/16/2017, 1526 EST
Registration: N75919
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, as the main landing gear touched down, he "felt like [the airplane] hit a[n] uneven section of the runway" and began to porpoise. The pilot was able to remedy the porpoise by using back pressure and he taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident. Subsequently, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 44, 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: 08/29/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/07/2016
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 64 hours (Total, all aircraft), 62 hours (Total, this make and model), 18 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N75919
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17268042
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:  
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: Treasure Coast Flight Training
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: On file
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: KPMP, 21 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 47°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3900 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 21°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  8 knots, 360°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting:  29.93 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: KEY WEST, FL (EYW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  Pompano, FL (PMP)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1400 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: POMPANO BEACH AIRPARK (PMP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 19 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3502 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  26.248333, -80.110000 (est)

Cessna 180 Skywagon, N6547A: Accident occurred November 10, 2017 at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP), Panama City, Bay County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Vestavia Hills, Alabama

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6547A 



Location: Panama City, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA039
Date & Time: 11/10/2017, 1105 CST
Registration: N6547A
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll in gusting crosswind conditions, the right wing "suddenly" lifted and he applied right aileron to correct. He added that the control application did not correct the raised right wing and the left wing dragged on the runway, which resulted in the airplane coming to rest nosed over. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer.

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

The pilot reported in the National Transportation Safety Board Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report that the wind was from 020° at 6 knots, gusting 17 knots. He added that the landing was on runway 34.

An automated weather observation station at the airport, about the time of the accident, reported the wind from 010° at 13 knots, gusting 17 knots. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/21/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/07/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 388 hours (Total, all aircraft), 261 hours (Total, this make and model), 388 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 49 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N6547A
Model/Series: 180 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32444
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/09/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:  2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  3188.1 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R15B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 hp
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: KECP, 68 ft msl
Observation Time: 1713 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 11°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots/ 17 knots, 10°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SEVIERVILLE, TN (GKT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Panama City, FL (ECP)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 0916 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES INTL (ECP)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 68 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 10000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  30.358333, -85.795556 (est)