Monday, March 12, 2018

Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas MD-90, N929DN: Incident occurred March 12, 2018 at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Flight DL-2042: Encountered a bird strike. Aircraft returned and landed.

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N929DN

Date: 12-MAR-18
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA
Flight Number: 2042
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Hughes 369A, N262SD: Incident occurred March 10, 2018 in Vincent, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and North West Florida

While conducting a search mission struck and snapped a wire.

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office: http://registry.faa.gov/N262SD

Date: 10-MAR-18
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N262SD
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 369A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
City: VINCENT
State: ALABAMA

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-200, N900PC: Incident occurred March 10, 2018 at Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (KABQ), New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Flight DL-1185: On takeoff ingested a bird into engine. Flight returned and landed without incident.

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N900PC

Date: 10-MAR-18
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B757
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1185
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N9457K: Accident occurred March 11, 2018 at The Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID), Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Ankeny, Iowa

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/N9457K

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Accident Number: GAA18CA156
Date & Time: 03/11/2018, 1425 CDT
Registration: N9457K
Aircraft: STINSON 108
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during a three-point landing, the tailwheel touched down first, and as the main landing gear touched down the airplane bounced. He applied more back pressure on the yoke, and as the airplane settled on the main landing gear it veered to the left. He applied right rudder and brake with no avail. Subsequently, the right wingtip struck the ground and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, the right-wing lift strut, and the empennage.

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

The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported, that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 010° at 6 knots. The pilot landed on runway 9.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a loss of directional control and a nose-over. 

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Nose over/nose down

Abnormal runway contact

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/23/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/25/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 764 hours (Total, all aircraft), 324 hours (Total, this make and model), 641 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: STINSON
Registration: N9457K
Model/Series: 108 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 108-2457
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/27/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2230 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2238 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: FRANKLIN
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 6A4-165-B3
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 165 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: KCID, 868 ft msl
Observation Time: 1952 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 246°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -7°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 10°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Cedar Rapids, IA (CID)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1400 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class C 

Airport Information

Airport: THE EASTERN IOWA (CID)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 869 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8600 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 41.886389, -91.706944 (est)

Bellanca 14-13-2 Cruisair Senior, N74445: Accident occurred March 09, 2018 at Anacortes Airport (74S), Skagit County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

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

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



Location: Anacortes, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA165
Date & Time: 03/09/2018, 1600 PST
Registration: N74445
Aircraft: BELLANCA 1413
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during a biennial flight review, as the tailwheel touched down on landing, the airplane veered to the right. He added that, he was unable to correct quickly enough to prevent the airplane from exiting the runway to the right. The right main landing gear exited the runway, and the airplane ground looped to the right.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. 

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion

Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 53, 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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/07/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 282 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 190 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2018
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/01/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BELLANCA
Registration: N74445
Model/Series: 1413 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1558
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2718 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Franklin
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 6A4-150-B3
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: KNUW, 47 ft msl
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 181°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 2°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 240°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: BURLINGTON/MOUNT VERNON, WA (BVS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Anacortes, WA (74S)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1550 PST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: ANACORTES (74S)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 241 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3015 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  48.498611, -122.662500 (est)

Cessna 180 Skywagon, N9463C: Accident occurred March 09, 2018 at Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), Burlington, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

http://registry.faa.gov/N9463C

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA164
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 09, 2018 in Burlington, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9463C

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 ground looped after landing.

Cessna 210K Centurion, N8219M: Incident occurred March 11, 2018 in Jackson, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft experienced prop strike on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N8219M

Date: 11-MAR-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N8219M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSON
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N5432E: Incident occurred March 09, 2018 at Southern Illinois Airport (KMDH), Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield

Possible bird strike.

STK Holding LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N5432E

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 21:48:00Z
Regis#: N5432E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: CARBONDALE / MURPHYSBORO
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-28R-200, N4980S: Incident occurred March 09, 2018 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

Forced landed on a road due to loss of power.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4980S

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 19:07:00Z
Regis#: N4980S
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SOUTH BEND
State: INDIANA

Aerostar International RX8, N4027S: Incident occurred March 09, 2018 in Cable, Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Hot air balloon landed in the woods. Resumed flight and landed in a tree.

Lofty Concepts Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N4027S

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N4027S
Aircraft Make: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: RX8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: CABLE
State: WISCONSIN

Beech 76 Duchess, N969RA: Accident occurred March 09, 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Fox Valley Technical College

http://registry.faa.gov/N969RA

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA171
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 09, 2018 in Oshkosh, WI
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N969RA

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 landed gear up.

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 20:21:00Z
Regis#: N969RA
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OSHKOSH
State: WISCONSIN

Swearingen SA226-T Merlin IIIB, N800MM: Incident occurred March 11, 2018 at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (KEUG), Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Aircraft propeller struck and broke a taxiway light.

LMT Enterprises Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N800MM

Date: 11-MAR-18
Time: 19:22:00Z
Regis#: N800MM
Aircraft Make: SWEARINGEN
Aircraft Model: SA226 T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EUGENE
State: OREGON

JetBlue, Airbus A321-200, N905JB: Incident occurred March 10, 2018 at L.F. Wade International Airport, Hamilton, Bermuda

Flight number B6-1468:  Diverted and landed after reporting smoke in the cargo load.

JetBlue Airways Corporation: http://registry.faa.gov/N905JB

Date: 10-MAR-18
Time: 22:37:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: 1468
City: HAMILTON
State: BERMUDA

Learjet 31A, N500MP: Accident occurred March 10, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (KMOP), Isabella County, Michigan

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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/N500MP

Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Accident Number: GAA18CA155
Date & Time: 03/10/2018, 1845 EST
Registration: N500MP
Aircraft: LEARJET INC 31
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 9 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot reported that during the landing roll, the airplane collided with two deer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge of the left wing.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Airport/Facility Directory for the accident airport, deer may be located on, and in vicinity of the airport.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 57, 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 Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/01/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 9100 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3000 hours (Total, this make and model), 6500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 120 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/05/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 12000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300 hours (Total, this make and model), 75 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: LEARJET INC
Registration: N500MP
Model/Series: 31 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 198
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 15500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Jet
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TFE731
Registered Owner: N500MP LLC
Rated Power: 3500 hp
Operator: N500MP LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMOP, 755 ft msl
Observation Time: 0135 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 26°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -7°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ULYSSES, KS (ULS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Mt. Pleasant, MI (MOP)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1800 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MOUNT PLEASANT MUNI (MOP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 754 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 9 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.621667, -84.737222 (est)

Hughes 369D, N499SL, registered to HLH Holdings LLC and operated by High Line Helicopters LLC: Accident occurred March 07, 2018 in Blair, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

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


 http://registry.faa.gov/N499SL


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Blair, WI
Accident Number: CEN18LA121
Date & Time: 03/07/2018, 1400 CST
Registration: N499SL
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 133: Rotorcraft Ext. Load 

On March 7, 2018, about 1400 central standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, transporting a powerline worker via a long line, was involved in an accident near Blair, Wisconsin, when the worker contacted the powerlines and received serious injuries. The helicopter was not damaged and the pilot received no injuries. The helicopter was registered to HLH Holdings, LLC, and was operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as a Rotorcraft External-Load Operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight had just originated when the accident occurred.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HUGHES
Registration: N499SL
Model/Series: 369D D
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: High Line Helicopters
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: 4HLL 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:  BCK
Observation Time: 1355 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots/ 14 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3700 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Blair, WI
Destination: Blair, WI 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  44.304444, -91.000000

Cirrus SR20: Incident occurred March 09, 2018 at Orlando International Airport (KMCO), Orange County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed and went off the runway, several taxiway lights were damaged.

Date: 09-MAR-18
Time: 17:39:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28R-201, N294FS: Incident occurred March 11, 2018 at Hanscom Field (KBED), Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Possible prop strike after landing.

Piper Aircraft Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N294FS

Date: 11-MAR-18
Time: 19:21:00Z
Regis#: N294FS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEDFORD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Bell OH-58A, N167AC: Incident occurred March 08, 2018 in Chino, San Bernardino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

Possible damage to building and vehicle.

Alachua County Sheriff's Office: http://registry.faa.gov/N167AC

Date: 08-MAR-18
Time: 23:05:00Z
Regis#: N167AC
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: OH 58A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

CR 1, N142DT: Accident occurred March 11, 2018 at Blue Heron Airport (N25), Guilderland, Albany County, New York

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

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/N142DT

Location: Altamont, NY
Accident Number: GAA18CA158
Date & Time: 03/11/2018, 1200 EDT
Registration: N142DT
Aircraft: JOHNSON GERALD CR-1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot of the ski-equipped airplane reported that, while on approach to a snow-covered airstrip, there was a quartering right gusty crosswind. He added that about 100 ft. above the ground, the right wing raised up, and he attempted to correct to no avail. He added that the airplane was about 90° off of course to the left, and he chose to go between two trees. Subsequently, the left wing impacted a tree, separated from the airplane, and the airplane came to rest nose down.

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

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

The automated weather observation system about 9 nautical miles from the accident site reported, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 280° at 12 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The pilot landed on runway 27. 

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 the runway heading during the approach in gusting crosswind conditions.

Findings

Aircraft
Heading/course - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Gusts - Effect on operation
Tree(s) - Effect on equipment

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Part(s) separation from AC

Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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: 10/31/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 587 hours (Total, all aircraft), 288 hours (Total, this make and model), 549 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 36 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: JOHNSON GERALD
Registration: N142DT
Model/Series: CR-1 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 01
Landing Gear Type: Ski; Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/27/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 881 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: C90-8F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 90 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: KSCH, 378 ft msl
Observation Time: 1645 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 37°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -6°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3600 ft agl
Visibility:  15 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots/ 21 knots, 280°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SHARON SPRINGS, NY (K31)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Delanson, NY (N25)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1035 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BLUE HERON (N25)
Runway Surface Type: Snow
Airport Elevation: 1200 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2600 ft / 70 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 42.736944, -74.066111 (est)