Monday, February 12, 2018

Autogyro Cavalon, C-GYRC: Accident occurred February 12, 2018 at Victoria International Airport (CYYJ), North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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A pilot was taken to hospital after his Autogyro Cavalon crashed at the Victoria International Airport Monday afternoon. The crash resulted in two cancelled flights and delays.

A man was taken to hospital after an Autogyro Cavalon crashed shortly after taking off from Victoria International Airport Monday afternoon. The crash on the airport’s main runway caused some flights cancellation and delays.

The Autogyro Cavalon was 15 feet off the ground when it crashed at about 12:30 p.m., causing pieces of the aircraft to scatter across the runway, said Ken Gallant, the airport’s director of operations and safety.

“The pilot was departing when something happened to cause it to come back down to the ground,” he said.

The airport’s emergency response team, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and North Saanich Fire responded. The pilot, the sole person on board, was taken to Victoria General Hospital with undetermined injuries.

The crash caused a small fuel spill which was contained with foam.

The pilot is from Greater Victoria and keeps the Autogyro Cavalon in a hangar at the airport, Gallant said.

Windows of the Autogyro Cavalon were shattered and its front wheel collapsed.

The crash closed the airport’s primary runway, which resulted in two cancelled flights and several delays.

The Autogyro Cavalon was moved into a hangar at 2:30 p.m., which allowed the airport to resume normal operations.

The Transportation Safety Board was notified and the airport has passed all relevant information to the board for an investigation, Gallant said.

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




The lone occupant of a Autogyro Cavalon was taken to hospital after a hard landing this afternoon at Victoria International Airport.

The Director Operations & Safety for the ‎Victoria Airport Authority, Ken Gallant says the incident happened at 12:30 this afternoon and forced the closure of two runways.

Gallant says a pair of commercial flights were cancelled as a result of the crash and several other flights were delayed.

The Autogyro Cavalon was cleared and regular service restored by about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

No word at this point on what caused the hard landing or the condition of  the pilot.

Story and video ➤ https://www.cheknews.ca

Fiji Link, Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, DQ-FJX, Flight FJ-7: Incident occurred February 12, 2018 at Nadi International Airport, Fiji

A Fiji Link ATR 72-600 aircraft on its way to Suva from Nadi was forced to the Nadi International Airport this morning after the right engine developed problems shortly after take-off.

In a statement issued by the airline, Fiji Link said pilots were alerted to an engine fire and activated the fire extinguishing system on board to bring the situation under control.

"Following protocol, they shut down the engine and returned the ATR 72-600 aircraft safely to Nadi without further incident or injury to guests and crew," the airline said.

"An emergency was declared initially but cancelled once the situation was contained."

Fiji Link said all guests were met and assisted by Fiji Link personnel upon return to Nadi.

Authorities are investigating the incident and passengers were booked on subsequent flights to Suva.

Fiji Link apologized for the incident and maintained that safety continued to be a priority for the airline.

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

Cessna 180, N2347C, operated by Mallen Air LLC: Accident occurred February 11, 2018 in Nenana, Alaska -and- Incident occurred April 02, 2016 at Chena Marina Airport (AK28), Fairbanks, Alaska

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel- and ski-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved, snow-covered airstrip, the airplane landed hard and short of the airstrip due to wind shear and wind gusts. The airplane slid on its right side and came to rest on the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The pilot reported that the wind condition was light and variable at 5 knots and was not gusting. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate approach path to an unimproved airstrip, which resulted in a hard landing short of the airstrip. 

Findings

Aircraft
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Windshear - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing area undershoot
Roll over

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

Aviation Accident Final 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/N2347C

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report

Location: Nenana, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA126
Date & Time: 02/11/2018, 1430 AKS
Registration: N2347C
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

The pilot of the tailwheel and ski-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved, snow-covered airstrip, the airplane landed hard and short of the airstrip due to windshear and wind gusts. The airplane slid on the right side and came to rest on the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The pilot reported that the wind condition was light and variable at 5 knots and was not gusting. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/04/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/27/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 15000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 250 hours (Total, this make and model), 15000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2347C
Model/Series: 180 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30647
Landing Gear Type: Ski; Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/22/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5395 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: ALLEN, MICHAEL G. H.
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: Mallen Air LLC
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: PACL, 552 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 95°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: -12°C / -17°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 90°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: NENANA, AK (ENN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:  Company VFR
Destination: Nenana, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 AST
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:  64.364444, -150.537222 (est)

Previous Incident: 

Aircraft on takeoff, went off the runway.


Date: 02-APR-16

Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N2347C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: On Demand
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
City: FAIRBANKS
State: Alaska

Piper PA-28-181 Archer, N914PA and Piper PA-28-181, N425PA: Accident occurred April 17, 2019 at Wickenburg Municipal Airport (E25) -and- Incident occurred February 11, 2018 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa 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 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N425PA

Location: Wickenburg, AZ
Accident Number: GAA19CA212
Date & Time: 04/17/2019, 1000 MST
Registration: N425PA
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, on his second approach, he encountered "bumpy" air and the aircraft ballooned. He corrected by adding power, leveling the wings and continuing the landing. Just prior to touching down, the right wing raised, and the airplane drifted to the left. He applied power to go-around, the stall warning activated but the airplane continued to drift left. Subsequently, the airplane aerodynamically stalled and collided with the ground.

Per the photos provided by the Federal Aviation Administration that the airplane also impacted an airport taxi way sign during the accident.

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

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

About the time of the accident, the automated weather reporting station located at the airport, reported that the wind was from 270° at 6 knots. The pilot was landing the airplane on runway 23.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 25, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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: 12/03/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 57 hours (Total, all aircraft), 57 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 43 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N425PA
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 2843474
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/06/2019, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 20333.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4M
Registered Owner: Bird Acquisition Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: AeroGuard Flight Training Center
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)
Operator Does Business As: 
Operator Designator Code: FQAS

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBXK, 1021 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 34 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 170°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Gila Bend, AZ (E63)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Wickenburg, AZ (E25)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory
Departure Time: 0911 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Wickenburg Muni (E25)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2378 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around 

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: 33.970556, -112.795000 (est)

February 11, 2018:  Aircraft's wing tip struck prop of N914PA.

Date: 11-FEB-18
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N425PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

Aircraft experienced a prop strike from wing tip of N425PA.

Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N914PA

Date: 11-FEB-18
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N914PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

N914PA - Previous Incident:

Aircraft on landing, bounced and struck the propeller. Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Arizona

Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N914PA

Date: 28-OCT-16

Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N914PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PHOENIX
State: Arizona

Beech G35, N4654D, registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred February 08, 2018 at Batesville Regional Airport (KBVX), Independence County, Arkansas

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4654D

Location: Batesville, AR
Accident Number: CEN18LA099
Date & Time: 02/08/2018, 1415 CST
Registration: N4654D
Aircraft: BEECH G35
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On February 8, 2018, about 1415 central standard time, a Beech model G35 airplane, N4654D, sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage and tail during a flutter encounter during cruise descent while approaching to land at Batesville Regional Airport (BVX), near Batesville, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Beaufort County Airport (ARW), Beaufort, South Carolina, at an unconfirmed time. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N4654D
Model/Series: G35 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: BEAUFORT, SC (ARW)
Destination: BATESVILLE, AR (BVX) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude:

Rutan VariEze, N944X, registered to and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred February 11, 2018 at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), Los Angeles County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

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/N944X

Collision with Hangar 

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Accident Number: WPR18LA089
Date & Time: 02/11/2018, 1258 PST
Registration: N944X
Aircraft: SHANKS V ROGER VARI EZE
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On February 11, 2018, at 1258 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur-built Roger V Shanks (Rutan Aircraft Factory) VariEze airplane, N944X, struck a hangar during its landing rollout at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, Santa Monica, California. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose and canard assembly which detached from the airframe. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Brackett Field Airport, La Verne, California, about 1240.

The pilot reported that the landing approach to runway 21 was uneventful, and that he landed about 100 ft beyond the runway numbers. As soon as the nosewheel touched down, the pilot applied brake pressure and the airplane began to swerve to the left. He released and reapplied brake pressure, but the airplane continued to veer left. He then proceeded to alternately cycle the brakes and right rudder as the ground roll progressed. The oscillations continued as the airplane slowed down, but aware that the terrain dropped off beyond the runway end, the pilot decided to apply full braking effort, rather than risk descending the drop-off. The airplane then veered violently to the left, crossed over the adjacent taxiway, and struck a hangar (Photo 1).

Skid marks on the runway indicated that the airplane departed the runway surface just before taxiway B2, about 500 ft short of the runway end, and 1,300 ft before the end of the runway apron where the terrain dropped away. The skid mark on the left side was darker in color and more prominent than the mark on the right (Photo 2).


Photo 1 - Airplane in Hangar

Photo 2 - Runway Skid Marks

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/15/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/29/2017
Flight Time: 260 hours (Total, all aircraft), 102 hours (Total, this make and model), 179 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 29, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/28/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 100 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SHANKS V ROGER
Registration: N944X
Model/Series: VARI EZE NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 893
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/18/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 9 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1536.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200 SERIES
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSMO, 174 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1302 PST
Direction from Accident Site: 34°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LA VERNE, CA (POC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Santa Monica, CA (SMO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1240 PST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: SANTA MONICA MUNI (SMO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 169 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

The airport consisted of a single runway designated 3/21, which was shortened in December 2017 from 4,973 ft to 3,500 ft. The pilot stated that he was aware of the reduced runway length. Runway 21 slopes downhill, with a gradient of 1.2%.

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: 34.012500, -118.453889


Photo 3 - Right Brake Caliper

Tests And Research

Brake System

The airplane was equipped with a free-castering nosewheel, with ground steering accomplished through differential braking once rudder effectiveness diminished at lower speeds. The design did not incorporate conventional toe-brakes, but instead brake pressure was applied directly via the rudder pedals once they had been pushed beyond the pedals' rudder travel limits.

Each rudder pedal was connected via cables to combination rudder and brake bellcrank assemblies mounted on the firewall. The brake master cylinders were also mounted on the firewall and connected directly to their respective rudder bellcrank assemblies. The master cylinders contained integral reservoirs; the cylinders were the 10-35 type manufactured by Parker Corporation. Accessing the master cylinders for fluid check and service required removal of the engine cowl.

The main landing gear were equipped with conventional brake rotors and hydraulic calipers. Each wheel assembly was enclosed within a composite wheel pant, which visually obscured the caliper and brake rotor.

Postaccident examination of the brake master cylinders revealed that the right brake reservoir fluid level was filled to just under half of its capacity. Further examination revealed that the top and rear surfaces of the right caliper were coated with dirt-encrusted fluid, from a leak which appeared to have developed at the inlet fitting of the caliper (Photo 3). No active drips were observed, and examination of the remaining brake system components did not reveal any other fluid leaks or mechanical anomalies, and the left brake reservoir was full.

Maintenance records indicated that the pilot replaced the hydraulic brake lines on the right side in July 2014, 147.3 flight hours before the accident. He reported using "NylaFlow" nylon tubing, in accordance with the airframe kit manufacturers instructions, and although there was no entry in the logbooks, he also replaced the left brake lines a brief time later with the same material. He stated that the right line was replaced because a leak had developed at the fitting on the caliper, such that he found fluid on the ramp during a preflight inspection.

The pilot stated that he last checked the brake fluid reservoir levels at the most recent oil change, which according to the maintenance records, was 50.5 flight hours prior to the accident. He reported that on the morning of the accident, he had departed from two airports and tested the brakes during taxi on both occasions; the brakes performed appropriately, and no anomalies were encountered.

Piper PA-28-181, N2226N: Incidents occurred June 11, 2018 and February 09, 2018 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N2226N





A small plane made a safe emergency landing on just two wheels at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firefighters were staged on the runway at around 2:45 p.m. Monday in response to reports of a plane with landing gear issues attempting to touch down.

The Piper PA-28-181 fixed-wing plane landed shortly after with only two of three landing wheels deployed.

"They gave me a call over the radio that one of the wheels was missing," said Ivan, a student pilot whose been flying for four months.

Ivan said he made a few loops around the airport but the wheel never came down, leaving him no option but to try and land the plane with two of three working landing wheels.

“We always train for this but you hope that it’s never going to happen,” Ivan said. “You just remember your training. That’s all. The more you think about it the worse it is. It’s just best to remember your training.”

Aside from a minor spinout at the end of the runway when the plane came to a stop, there were no apparent issues during the landing.

Ivan told NBC 7 he was very appreciative of the people in the control tower guiding him and the firefighters on the ground waiting to help him. He also apologized for any flight delays he may have caused.

Story and raw video:  https://www.nbcsandiego.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

February 09, 2018:  After landing the aircraft drifted off the runway and struck taxiway light and incurred propeller damage.

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, N7941K Aeroplanes2 LLC: Incident occurred February 10, 2018 at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL), Orange County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed with left landing gear retracted, veered off the runway.

Aeroplanes2 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7941K

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N7941K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95 B55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO

State: FLORIDA

Aircraft landed with landing gear retracted, veered off the runway.

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N7941K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95 B55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Beech D-50 N261B, Winnie Mae Inc: Incident occurred February 10, 2018 at Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH), Leon County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Unknown

Aircraft landed and landing gear collapsed.

Winnie Mae Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N261B

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N261B
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: D 50
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TALLAHASSEE
State: FLORIDA

Beech B-60, N6033C, DCM Aircraft LLC: Incident occurred February 09, 2018 at Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN), Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise

Nose gear collapse on landing.

DCM Aircraft LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6033C

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N6033C
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B 60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONEN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HAILEY
State: IDAHO

Friedman Memorial Airport was closed for about 50 minutes on Friday, Feb. 9, after the front landing gear of a twin-engine propeller plane collapsed after the plane landed. There were no injuries.

According to airport Manager Chris Pomeroy, the nosewheel of a Beechcraft Duke collapsed around 9:20 a.m. after the plane had landed and was “rolling out after a long distance.” Pomeroy wrote in an email that first responders from the Hailey Fire Department were at the scene in less than a minute, but that the pilot—the plane’s lone occupant—was uninjured.

Aircraft incidents typically prompt a response from the Hailey Fire Department, Wood River Fire & Rescue and the Bellevue Fire Department. Hailey Fire Chief Craig Aberbach, who is also Wood River Fire & Rescue’s assistant chief, said he was near the airport when the call was paged out, and he was the first to arrive on scene. When he saw that the pilot wasn’t injured and the plane had no fluid leakage, he said, he alerted other agencies that they did not need to respond.

The airport removed the aircraft with a crane, Pomeroy wrote, and no commercial flights were affected by the approximately 50-minute runway closure. There were “only a few delays to general aviation aircraft,” he wrote.

Though the cause of the landing gear failure is under investigation by the FAA, Pomeroy wrote, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board ruled the event an “incident,” not an accident, “based on the minor nature of the event.”


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Dassault Falcon 20F, N715WS: Incident occurred February 12, 2018 at University-Oxford Airport (KUOX), Lafayette County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson

Landed on runway and experienced braking problem, veered off the end of runway.

MCB Aviation LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/715WS

Date: 12-FEB-18
Time: 22:01:00Z
Regis#: N715WS
Aircraft Make: DASSAULT
Aircraft Model: FAN JET FALCON SER F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXFORD
State: MISSISSIPPI