Friday, March 9, 2018

Honda takes business jet to India: Expanded Asian sales network to put more wind beneath HondaJet's wings



TOKYO -- Honda Motor has begun accepting orders for its popular small business jet in India, eyeing the growing ranks of the affluent in a push to boost Asia-Pacific sales.

Group member Honda Aircraft already offers the HondaJet in China and Southeast Asia, in addition to the Americas and Europe.

Arrow Aircraft Sales and Charters, based in New Delhi, has been designated country sales representative under arrangements announced Friday. It is also handling maintenance. Honda foresees a certain level of demand as India's wealthy demographic expands with the economy.

The HondaJet's unique design includes over-the-wing engines that allow for a larger cabin. It is billed as the fastest and most fuel-efficient jet in its class.

A cumulative 68 HondaJets had been delivered by the end of 2017. Forty-three were delivered last year -- 20 more than in 2016 and enough to surpass the Cessna Citation M2 as the year's top-selling small business jet.

A total of 676 business jets of all models were delivered worldwide in 2017, according to the U.S.-based General Aviation Manufacturers Association. North America received 63.8%, against just 9.9% in the Asia-Pacific region. But the Asia-Pacific share was up 2.2 percentage points on the year and speaks to the growing aircraft demand in the area.

Honda Aircraft has not yet decided whether to market the HondaJet in Japan.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://asia.nikkei.com

Piper PA28-151, N3939X: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Denver, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft skidded off the runway.

Aspen Flying Club
Plane Omdahl LLC
http://registry.faa.gov/N3939X

Date: 08-MAR-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N3939X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 151
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair, N561X: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu

After landing aircraft tipped onto its side.

http://registry.faa.gov/N561X

Date: 08-MAR-18
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N561X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T206H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HONOLULU
State: HAWAII

Beech J35 Bonanza, N3031C: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 at Dubuque Regional Airport (KDBQ), Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines

Aircraft landed and nose wheel collapsed.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3031C

Date: 08-MAR-18
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N3031C
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: J35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DUBUQUE
State: IOWA

American Champion 8GCBC, N105BH, registered to Fran Oil Inc: Accident occurred March 08, 2018 at Hart Memorial Airport (3R4), Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

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/N105BH

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Many, LA
Accident Number: GAA18CA153
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1630 CST
Registration: N105BH
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8GCBC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event:  Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, he tapped the brakes too hard and the airplane nosed over.

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: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/07/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 382 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4 hours (Total, this make and model), 298 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT
Registration: N105BH
Model/Series: 8GCBC NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 498-2007
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/24/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 521 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-360-C1G
Registered Owner: FRAN OIL INC
Rated Power: 180 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: KAQV, 365 ft msl
Observation Time: 2256 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 130°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -6°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 20°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Many, LA (3R4)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Many, LA (3R4)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1615 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: HART (3R4)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 318 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: S
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in 

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: 31.546667, -93.490833 (est)

Piper PA-32R-301T, N8191B: Accident occurred March 08, 2018 in Big Spring, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

http://registry.faa.gov/N8191B


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA152
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 08, 2018 in Big Spring, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA 32R, registration: N8191B

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft lost power and attempted to land on a road. Struck powerline and inverted in a field.

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N8191B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 301T
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIDLAND
State: TEXAS

Aero Commander 112, N1247J: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed.

New Horizons Aviation LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N1247J

Date: 08-MAR-18
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N1247J
Aircraft Make: AERO
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Lancair Legacy, N60JN, registered to and operated by Airborne Legacy LLC: Accident occurred March 08, 2018 near Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (KTPL), Temple, Bell County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
Airborne Legacy LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N60JN



Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Temple, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA118
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1045 CST
Registration: N60JN
Aircraft: Bereznak Lancair Legacy
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On March 8, 2018, about 1045 central standard daylight time, a Bereznak Lancair Legacy, N60JN, experienced a partial loss of engine power while in cruise flight at 9,500 feet, and the pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field one-mile northwest of Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (TPL), Temple, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. His passenger was not injured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a, Airborne Legacy, LLC, Austin, Texas, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at and about the time of the accident. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed for the flight that originated at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas, and was destined for Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas, Texas.

In his accident report the pilot said that after levelling off at 9,500 feet, he switched from the right to the left fuel tank to maintain balance. He noticed a change in the sound of the engine and a decline in fuel flow (the airplane was not equipped with a fuel pressure gauge). He switched back to the right fuel tank and turned on the auxiliary fuel pump, but this did not correct the problem. During the approach to TPL, manifold pressure was registering but airspeed was decreasing. The pilot advanced the throttle slightly, then applied full throttle. The engine did not respond. Realizing he could not glide to TPL, the pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field.

On April 4, 2018, the engine was examined at the facilities of Air Salvage of Dallas (ASOD), Lancaster, Texas. The engine was intact, undamaged, and remained attached to the airframe. No discrepancies were found that would have prohibited the production of rated horsepower.

The fuel selector handle was separated just below the handle selector. The two "U" joints and the drive shaft were intact. The selector valve was found in the 90 percent closed position. The fuel selector assembly was extensively worn. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial; Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/08/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/29/2017
Flight Time:  3900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 185 hours (Total, this make and model), 3650 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Bereznak
Registration: N60JN
Model/Series: Lancair Legacy
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: L2K-263
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/02/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 34 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 310 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-N
Registered Owner: Airborne Legacy, LLC
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: Airborne Legacy, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTPL, 682 ft msl
Observation Time: 1051 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 135°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 150°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Austin, TX (KAUS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Dallas, TX (KDAL)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1030 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Draughon-Miller Central TX Reg (TPL)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 682 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.000000, 97.000000 (est)



Location: Temple, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA118
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1045 CST
Registration: N60JN
Aircraft: Bereznak Lancair Legacy
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On March 8, 2018, about 1045 central standard daylight time, a Bereznak Lancair L2K-263, N60JN, sustained a partial loss of engine power while in cruise flight at 9,500 feet, and the pilot made a forced landing in a plowed field 1-mile northwest of Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport (TPL), Temple, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger was uninjured. The airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed near and about the time of the accident. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed for the flight that originated at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas, and was destined for Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas, Texas.

The pilot said he advanced the throttle, but the engine did not respond. He said the engine sounded different in pitch, but there was no banging or popping. He observed a drop in fuel flow; the airplane was not equipped with a fuel pressure gauge. The pilot attempted but was unable to glide to TPL. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Bereznak
Registration: N60JN
Model/Series: Lancair Legacy L2K-263
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTPL, 682 ft msl
Observation Time: 1051 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  7 knots, 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Austin, TX (KAUS)
Destination:  Dallas, TX (KDAL) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 






A single-engine plane with engine problems was forced to land in a field in the 14,600 block of State Highway 317 just before 11 a.m. Thursday, according to Temple Fire & Rescue.

Two people were on board the aircraft, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, according to Temple Fire & Rescue Spokesperson Thomas Pechal.

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene, where they found the plane upright. There was no fire or fuel leakage, Pechal said.

Drivers on SH 317 were urged to slow down and use caution when driving past the area.

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




TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) - The Temple Fire and Rescue spokesperson Thomas Pechal said in a press release, two people are ok after a single-engine plane made an emergency landing on Thursday morning in Temple. 

The plane landed in a field in the 14,600 block of state highway 317 around 11 a.m. 

Two people were aboard and only received non-life threatening injuries. 

The plane is upright, there is no fuel leaking and no fire. 

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

Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo, N82605: Fatal accident occurred March 08, 2018 at Laredo International Airport (KLRD), Webb County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  San Antonio, Texas
Lycoming Aircraft Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N82605

Location: Laredo, TX
Accident Number: CEN18FA116
Date & Time: 03/08/2018, 1000 CST
Registration: N82605
Aircraft: PIPER PA 31P
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 8, 2018, about 1038 central standard time, a Piper PA-31P airplane, N82605, impacted terrain during an approach to the Laredo International Airport (KLRD) Laredo, Texas. The commercial rated pilot and student pilot rated passenger were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 fight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed.

Shortly after departing runway 18R, the air traffic controller contacted the airplane and reported that smoke was coming from the left side of the airplane. The pilot reported "… we're gonna fix that". The airplane turned back to the airport and was cleared to land on runway 18L.

Witnesses reporting seeing the airplane overhead trailing smoke or approaching the airport before the crash. Several airport security cameras captured the accident airplane airborne. A review of the video noted a white smoke trail behind the airplane. The smoke trail stops while the airplane is in the left downwind for the runway. The airplane initiated a left turn and as the airplane approaches the runway the bank angle increased. The airplane impacted terrain in a nose down, near vertical attitude; a post-crash fire ensued.

The front of the airplane cabin/cockpit area was largely destroyed by the impact and fire. The major components were located at the crash site, parts were distributed between the aft cabin and the impact crater; however, several fragments of the airplane were scattered away from the impact point. Both wings were separated from the fuselage and had heavy thermal and impact damage. Both 3-bladed propellers had separated from their respective engines. Both engines had separated from the wing nacelles and were located near the fuselage. Both left and right engines had heavy impact/thermal damage. The engines were removed and examined on-site in a facility nearby. The engines turbocharger's V-band clamps were found in-place on the turbos exhaust system. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N82605
Model/Series: PA 31P UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
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: KLRD
Observation Time: 1056 CST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 17 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Dr. Kelle David Hein


Dr. Kelle David Hein, at the age of 56, passed away on March 8th, 2018 in an air plane crash likely due to an engine malfunction. Kelle was born on July 22nd, 1961 in Orton, MN.

Kelle Hein was a lifelong learner. He graduated from high school in Groton, SD in 1979 and graduated with a liberal arts degree from Augusta College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1981. Kelle became a flight instructor and commercial pilot in 1985 and received his Doctorate degree in 2015 from Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary. Shortly after earning his doctorate degree, he authored a published book titled “What’s the Bible Got to do With It?”

Kelle married his sweetheart, Tammy Waldrop, on July 20th, 1985 in Waco, TX. They were happily married for 32 years and had five children. Kelle and Tammy dedicated their lives to the Lord and were missionaries to Nuevo Laredo and Laredo, TX for 32 years. Since 1999, He pastored Family Baptist Church in Laredo, TX.

Kelle loved the Lord with his whole heart, and he was loved by everyone who knew him. Anytime he would walk in a room, he would fill it with joy and laughter. He always left people with a declaration to “have a good day on purpose.”

Kelle was proceeded in death by his brothers Kevin Hein and Kent Hein, his sister Kari Hein, and two sets of grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife Tammy Hein, his children Kelle Hein, Jr, (Colby Hein), Kalen Hein, (Brandi Hein), Kyla Hein, Kiery Hein Saldivar, (Alejandro Saldivar), and Kesha Hein. He is also survived by his grandchildren Paxton Hein, Tucker Hein, Scarlett Saldivar, and Bentley Hein; as well as by his parents Wally and Darlene Fischer and his in laws Rev. Bill and Carolyn Waldrop. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law Billy Waldrop, (Petra Waldrop) and his nephew Davis Waldrop.  Memorable Service will be held at Family Baptist Church on Monday 12th, 2018 at 2:00pm. The ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Horst Trojhan.






The two victims of Thursday's deadly plane crash in Laredo have been identified.

Robert Christopher Marshall, 19, and Kelle David Hein, 56, were aboard a small plane when it crashed at the Laredo International Airport grounds, according to Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern.


They were the only two in the plane. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.


Marshall was a student at Baylor University and Hein was the preacher of the Family Baptist Church in Laredo.


At approximately 10:39 a.m. Thursday, the Laredo Police and Fire departments received reports of a downed plane. Authorities found the crash site behind Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel and Quality Reflections Glassworks in the 6400 block of Polaris Drive.


Robert R. Marshall, of Bruni, and his wife, Amy Marshall, are the registered owners of the aircraft, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. He is the CEO and president of Marshall Aviation, an on-demand charter service for passengers and freight aircraft. The Marshalls are also members of the Webb Consolidated ISD school board.


The Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo was attempting to return to the runway after smoke was reported coming from the aircraft's left engine, according to Lynn Lunsford, Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.


Airport firefighters responded to the blaze within seconds of the crash, said Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman.


The National Transportation Safety Board will be the lead investigating agency.


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


Webb County Medical Examiner Corinne Stern is shown at the scene of a plane crash at the Laredo International Airport on March 8, 2018.
















LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A deadly plane crash that happened on Thursday late morning claimed the lives of two people.

According to the Webb County Medical Examiner’s Office, 56-year-old, Kelle Hein and 19-year-old Robert Christopher Marshall are the two victims who were involved in the accident.

According to officials, a Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the aircraft and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

A small plane crash claimed the lives of two people on Thursday morning.

Operations at the Laredo International Airport were suspended due to the aircraft accident.

According to officials, a Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo went down on Thursday at around 10:30 a.m. and was engulfed in flames on the runway of the airport.

Preliminary reports say the pilot noticed that smoke was coming out of the Piper PA-31P Pressurized Navajo and immediately contacted officials. That’s when the pilot attempted to land the aircraft.

The aircraft went nose first on the runway, which is when the plane completely caught fire.

Authorities are still investigating the actual cause of the incident.

Police have not released the identity of the individuals that were involved in the accident. They are still pending notification of next of kin.

The Laredo International Airport says they are now up and running since suspending operations since the accident.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kgns.tv

Aerospatiale HH-65 Dolphin: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, Florida



KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - A bird strike forced a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew to make an emergency landing Thursday in Key Biscayne.

The Coast Guard said the Aerospatiale HH-65 Dolphin crew was on a routine flight when they made an emergency landing about 10:30 a.m.

"Looks like the bird hit the pilot's windshield and then might have hit other components on the aircraft as well," Coast Guard commanding officer Capt. Michael Platt said. "They felt some vibration, so that is an emergency. They went through their appropriate emergency procedures."

With the help of Key Biscayne police, they landed the chopper down in Bill Baggs State Park without incident.

A view from Sky 10 showed the helicopter on the beach near the southern side of Key Biscayne.

Two pilots, a flight mechanic and a rescue swimmer were on the helicopter at the time, but no injuries were reported.

"The men and women who work on our aircraft also fly on our aircraft, and so there was a mechanic on board that was able to conduct a thorough inspection," Platt said.

After a damage assessment was conducted to determine whether the helicopter was safe to fly, it took off and headed back to the Coast Guard Air Station Miami in Opa-locka.

Platt said they spend 40 percent of their flight time training for emergencies like this and that bird strikes happen more often than you would think.

"Back in January of 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549, the miracle on the Hudson -- that was a bird strike," Platt said. "That was certainly a more significant bird strike, so birds can be a threat to aviation safety. Fortunately, our crews came home safe today."

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.local10.com

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N103KS, registered to and operated by Kent State University: Accident occurred March 06, 2018 in Kent, Portage County, Ohio

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

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/N103KS

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Kent, OH
Accident Number: GAA18CA150
Date & Time: 03/06/2018, 1945 EST
Registration: N103KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that, during a night landing, he saw "a streak of motion" in his peripheral vision, followed by an impact to the empennage. He regained directional control and taxied clear of the runway.

In a postaccident examination, it was revealed that a deer struck the horizontal stabilizer, which sustained substantial damage.

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: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/26/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/22/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 193 hours (Total, all aircraft), 193 hours (Total, this make and model), 120 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N103KS
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S10093
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/19/2018, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2558 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4201.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAKR, 1101 ft msl
Observation Time: 0054 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 198°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 100°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.66 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: AKRON, OH (CAK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kent, OH (1G3)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1930 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: KENT STATE UNIV (1G3)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1134 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 60 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: 41.147500, -81.415833 (est)