Monday, April 23, 2018

AgustaWestland AW139: Accident occurred February 16, 2020 in Ishikari-City, Hokkaido, Japan

NTSB Identification: ANC20WA026
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Ishikari-City, Hokkaido, Japan
Aircraft: AGUSTAWESTLAND AW139, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Japan has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a AGUSTAWESTLAND AW139 helicopter that occurred on February 16, 2020. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Japan's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Japan.

Students protest University of Kansas use of private jets; school says they're an investment



TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A group of KU students say the school's use of private jets is one of the reasons tuition costs are rising.

The group KU Against Rising Tuition was at the Chancellors house Monday afternoon, protesting the use of the jets. They say since they operate with state dollars, it takes millions from the school's general funds.

The group says the jet costs more than 10 times as much as flying coach.

"Considering this jet is used typically within a 300 mile radius, so say from here in Lawrence to Wichita, to Salina," Christian Espinosa said, "this is completely inefficient for a $5.6 million jet that costs almost $1 million in maintenance fees per year."

Espinosa says they aren't protesting for the school to completely get ride of the jet, they just want to find a more efficient way to get the same job done.

However, KU says the jets are an investment for the school. In a statement to 13 NEWS, the school says, "We appreciate our students taking an interest in the university’s business operations. The university has owned a plane for more than 40 years, and we use it because it is an efficiency tool with a clear return on investment for the university. We encourage students to learn more about KU’s aviation strategies by viewing the KU Aviation Services face sheets available online."

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

Airbus A321: Incident occurred February 26, 2020 in London, United Kingdom

NTSB Identification: ENG20WA018
Scheduled 14 CFR Unknown
Incident occurred Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in London, United Kingdom
Aircraft: Airbus A321, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 26, 2020, an Airbus A321-211, powered by two CFM International CFM56-5B3/3 turbofan engines experienced a left (No. 1) engine surge on departure from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and an ECAM alert for the right engine (No. 2) stall condition. The airplane returned to LGW for an uneventful landings.

The United Kingdom Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) has opened an Annex 13 investigation and the National Transportation Safety board is participating as the State of Manufacturer for the engine.

Man cited after attempting to bring loaded handgun onto plane at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF)



A man was cited by police last Friday after he tried to bring a loaded semi-automatic handgun onto an airplane at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

According to a press release from the Transportation Security Administration, the East Amherst man was caught with a .380 caliber handgun in one of his carry-on bags. The weapon was loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber. 

A TSA officer contacted the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police after spotting the gun in a checkpoint x-ray machine. They confiscated the firearm and cited the man on weapon charges.

There was no impact on the airport's operations. 

Story and video ➤ http://www.whec.com

Bellanca 7GCBC, N8737V, registered to United Aerial Advertising of Delaware Inc: Accident occurred April 23, 2018 at Aeroflex-Andover Airport (12N), Sussex County, New Jersey

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saddle Brook, New Jersey 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N8737V

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: ANDOVER, NJ
Accident Number: WPR18LA125
Date & Time: 04/23/2018, 1550 EDT
Registration: N8737V
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 23, 2018, about 1550 eastern daylight time, a Bellanca 7GCBC, N8737V, was substantially damaged following a loss of engine power and loss of control, followed by impact with water near Aeroflex-Andover Airport (12N), Andover, New Jersey. The airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to United Aerial Advertising of Delaware Inc., Wilmington, Delaware. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight, which was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, was originating at the time of the accident.

According to a witness who observed the entire accident sequence, after making the first takeoff and experiencing a loss of engine power on initial climb, the pilot made a 180° turn, returned to the airport and landed. After trouble shooting and general maintenance having been performed on the engine, the engine was run at various power settings with no anomalies noted. The witness stated that the pilot attempted to make a second takeoff, however, during initial climb the airplane appeared to stall after experiencing a loss of engine power, followed by the left wing dropping. He was able to recover the airplane to a wings-level attitude, but subsequently impacted water in a flat, belly-flop type attitude. The pilot was rescued by first responders after having successfully egressed the airplane. He was then transported to a local hospital.

The airplane was recovered from the lake and moved to a secured location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BELLANCA
Registration: N8737V
Model/Series: 7GCBC NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 12N, 583 ft msl
Observation Time: 1554 EDT 
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Unknown
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.38 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Andover, NJ (12N)
Destination: Andover, NJ (12N) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.011944, -74.735556 (est)























ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — A single-engine plane that crashed into Lake Aeroflex at Kittatinny Valley State Park on Monday morning is expected to be pulled out of the water sometime today, authorities say.

The pilot, identified by Chief Eric Danielson of the Andover Township Police Department as John Wells, was taking off from the airstrip at Aeroflex-Andover Airport, located within the park, when he crashed into Lake Aeroflex at approximately 11:50 a.m. The lake borders the runway of the airport.

The plane, identified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a two-seat Bellanca CH7A, landed in the middle of the 119-acre lake and was completely submerged within minutes, eyewitnesses said.

"This was a single-engine plane with no other passengers," Danielson said. "The pilot was able to get himself out of the plane and start swimming."

Wells was rescued by police who were able to row out to the pilot and take him to the shore. He was then airlifted from a nearby helipad to Morristown Medical Center where he was treated for back and ankle injuries, Danielson said.

Once the pilot was out of harm's way, efforts began to remove the plane from the water.

Dive teams from Picatinny Arsenal and Jefferson Fire Department Co. No. 2 attempted over the course of several hours to attach a line to the plane so that it could be hauled to shore with the use of a tow truck parked nearby.

At about 7 p.m., Danielson said salvage operations had to be terminated for the day.

"There was some trouble stabilizing the plane, and two of the divers were starting to show signs of hypothermia," Danielson said, adding that workers were also running out of daylight. "Safety is our top priority, so we decided to call it off."

Danielson said a professional salvage team would be called out to remove the plane today.

Justin Leyman, of Wantage, said he was unloading some fishing gear from his truck when he saw the plane fly overhead.

"I heard the engine cut out when it was about halfway across the lake," Leyman said. "I watched it make a sharp left bank and then come down in the water."

The plane landed "belly-down" as opposed to taking a nose dive, Danielson said.

"We're glad the pilot is all right, that was the main thing," Danielson said. "Now we just have to get this plane out of the water."

As the pilot had just taken off from the airstrip with a full tank of gas, Andover Township Fire Department Capt. Kyle Wilson estimated that 30-40 gallons of fuel were on the plane at the time of the crash.

Wilson noted that the fuel may spill into the water when it is pulled to the surface.

Larry Hajna, spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Protection, said the department's Borough of Emergency Response had been called to the scene and would continue to monitor the situation.

A statement issued by the Federal Aviation Administration indicated that the cause of the crash is currently unknown and the incident will remain under investigation.

Andover Township Police Department, the Andover Township Fire Department, the Lakeland EMS squad, New Jersey State Park Police, New Jersey State Police, representatives from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and paramedics from Saint Clare's all responded to the scene throughout the course of the day.

The National Transportation Safety Board has also been notified of the crash.

http://www.njherald.com






ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — A light, single-engine plane ran off the runway at Aeroflex-Andover Airport and plunged into Lake Aeroflex on Monday morning, authorities said.

The 49-year-old pilot, the only occupant of the Citabria plane, was able to extricate himself and was swimming to shore when he was rescued by township police, authorities said.

His name has not been released, said Larry Hajna, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection which manages the lake. He said the pilot complained of back and neck injuries.

The airport was closed down late Monday afternoon and not expected to reopen until Tuesday at 4:24 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane, manufactured by Bellanca, is registered to United Aerial Advertising of Delaware, Inc. The company is involved in towing advertising banners, authorities said.

A first responder on scene said the plane took a few minutes to sink. Police grabbed a rowboat from the shore and paddled out to the pilot, the first responder said.

A township police dispatcher confirmed the pilot was rescued from the lake and flown by helicopter to Morristown Medical Center. The incident was reported at 11:50 a.m. Monday.

The plane remains in the lake, said FAA spokesman Jim Peters, who added it is the responsibility of the plane owner to remove it from the lake. Once the plane is out, FAA investigators will examine it to reach a decision on cause of crash.

Citabria planes, which seat two people and are m, are used for flight training and personal reasons, authorities said.

The dispatcher said he did not immediately know whether the pilot was landing or taking off at the time.  

Hajna said the accident happened close to the shore.

Winds were reported as light at Andover today with few clouds in the area, making for an ideal flying day for recreation pilots.

The picturesque airport in Kittatinny Valley State Park is laid out between two lakes: the larger Lake Aeroflex to the north and Gardners Pond to the south. Runway 21 is to the north is 21, and runway 3 south. There is also a grass strip adjacent to the paved runway used for taking off and landing.

Aeroflex Lake is a popular spot for fishing and kayaking, surrounded by trails used heavily on weekends.

The small non-towered airport is used by a close-knit aviation community where several plane owners keep their smaller single-engine aircrafts.

The runway, 1,981 feet long and 50 feet wide, is ideal for tailwheel planes such as the iconic yellow Piper J-3 Cub. Several of those models can be spotted parked at the field. Tailwheel airplanes are often used for banner towing operations.

The FAA was notified. New Jersey State Forest Service, Andover Police, Andover fire, EMTs, and New Jersey Park Police were also involved, Hajna said.

The public airport and lake are part of Kittatinny Valley State Park and run by the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, which is part of the NJDEP's Division of Parks and Forestry.  

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



ANDOVER TOWNSHIP - Authorities say a small plane crashed into a lake near a small airport in Sussex County Monday morning.

Officials say that the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, and that he freed himself from the wreckage and swam away before a police rowboat plucked him from the water.

The single-engine plane went down shortly before noon near the Aeroflex-Andover Airport. It ended up in Lake Aeroflex in Newton, which is the state's deepest natural lake.

Authorities say the pilot was taking off from the airport when the crash occurred. He was taken to a hospital, but his name and further details on his injuries were not disclosed.

The airport is in Kittatinny Valley State Park and is owned by the state's Forest Fire Service.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Story and video ➤ http://newjersey.news12.com









A pilot who crashed his Bellanca Citabria into a lake next to a Sussex County airport on Monday got out before it sank and was swimming toward shore when a police rowboat plucked him from the frigid water, authorities said.

The 49-year-old pilot was alone in the plane and complained of neck and back pain upon being rescued from Lake Aeroflex, state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Hajna said.

He was flown to Morristown Medical Center with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

No one else was on the lake at the time of the 11:50 a.m. crash, but at least one person witnessed it and called 9-1-1, Andover Police Chief Eric Danielson said.

"The plane had taken off, went up, banked hard to the left and then went down -- not a straight nosedive, but landed more so on the belly of the plane and then tipped over and went down," Danielson said. 

Danielson said the plane was between 100 to 150 yards from shore when it crashed and sank to the bottom in at least 50 feet of water.

"The plane is totally submerged. You can't even see the tail," Danielson said.

Recounting the rescue, Danielson said Andover Township police officers Richard Then and Alex Price were rowing toward the pilot within 5 minutes of the 9-1-1 call.

The Federal Aviation Administration spokesman is investigating. FAA spokesman Jim Peters describe the plane as a Bellanca CH7A model.

Aeroflex-Andover Airport is in Kittatinny Valley State Park and is owned by the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service. The runway is 1,981 feet long and there is water at both ends of the runway.

The airport is owned by the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service.

Story and video ➤ http://www.nj.com

Evangel Air 4500-300-II, N4501L: Incident occurred April 21, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft ground looped upon landing and struck runway lights.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4501L

Date: 21-APR-18
Time: 23:05:00Z
Regis#: N4501L
Aircraft Make: EVANGEL
Aircraft Model: 4500 300 H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N54288: Incident occurred April 21, 2018 in Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Phoenix, Arizona

Aircraft experienced a bird strike.

Chandler Air Service Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N54288

Date: 21-APR-18
Time: 18:19:00Z
Regis#: N54288
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

Bell 206B JetRanger, registered to and operated by Aspen AG Helicopters Inc as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 aerial application flight, N49643: Accident occurred May 04, 2019 in Oxnard, Ventura County, California ● Incident occurred April 20, 2018 in Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N49643

Location: Oxnard, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA135
Date & Time: 05/04/2019, 0945 PDT
Registration: N49643
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On May 4, 2019, about 0945 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N49643, impacted terrain while spraying paint material on top of buildings about 2 miles northwest of the Oxnard Airport (OXR); Oxnard, California. The commercial pilot was seriously injured, and the helicopter was destroyed by a post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Aspen AG Helicopters, Inc as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and the flight was operated on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from OXR at about 0630.

The operator reported that this was the first load for the third application flight of the day. The pilot was on his third pass over the buildings when he noticed that he needed more and more left cyclic input to maintain straight and level flight. He maneuvered away from the buildings, however, he found that the helicopter was continuing an ever-tightening right hand turn. With the cyclic full left, the pilot was unable to maintain control of the helicopter and it impacted the ground at about a 45o bank; a post impact fire ensued.

The helicopter has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N49643
Model/Series: 206 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Aspen Ag Helicopters Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137); Rotorcraft External Load (133)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: OXR, 44 ft msl
Observation Time: 0951 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1500 ft agl
Visibility:  8 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Oxnard, CA (OXR)
Destination: Oxnard, CA (OXR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  34.220278, -119.223889 (est)


One person was injured when a helicopter crashed near Oxnard on Saturday morning.

The crash was reported at 9:44 a.m. An agricultural worker witnessed the helicopter going down near a nursery off Gonzales Road and Victoria Avenue, according to the Oxnard Fire Department.

On the ground, the helicopter was in flames and set off a small grass fire, said Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez. Firefighters had doused the blaze.

The pilot was able to climb out of the helicopter before rescue crews arrived. He suffered a leg injury and was taken to a hospital, Martinez said. The injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

It appeared he was crop dusting the nursery area when the crash happened, he said.

The area is near three jurisdictions, and engines from the city of Ventura, Oxnard and Ventura County fire departments responded.

"We still have engines from all three agencies on scene," said Capt. Stan Ziegler from the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters would remain there until they made sure the fire was out. There was no fuel spill or hazardous materials issue, he said.

It was unclear what caused the crash, according to early reports. The FAA was expected to investigate.

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







Firefighters responded to a helicopter crash in a field in Oxnard Saturday morning, the Oxnard Fire Department said.

The crash was reported at about 9:40 a.m. near the intersection of West Gonzales Road and North Victoria Avenue, according to authorities.

When crews responded, they found a helicopter down and on fire in the field, Oxnard Fire Department Battalion Chief Sergio Martinez said.

The pilot, a man in his 40s, had extricated himself out of the aircraft before first responders arrived, and was suffering from "lower extremity injuries" that were not life-threatening, Martinez said.

The man was assessed at the scene and transported to a hospital, authorities said.

The crash started a small grass fire that was put out, according to fire officials.

Photos showed firefighters working at the scene of the crash where debris covered a small grass field that was charred black from the fire.

The helicopter appeared to have been part of a nearby crop-dusting operation, Martinez said.

No other injuries were reported.

It is unknown what caused the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

April 20, 2018:  Rotorcraft struck a powerline, landed without incident.

Date: 20-APR-18
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N49643
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 133
City: GOLETA
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-34-220T Seneca, N8404B, registered to GILU Corporation and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred April 20, 2018 at Airglades Airport (2IS), Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N8404B

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Clewiston, FL
Accident Number: WPR18LA124
Date & Time: 04/20/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration: N8404B
Aircraft: PIPER PA 34-220T
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 20, 2018, about 1700 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-34-220T, N8404B, sustained substantial damage when it impacted a taxiway following a loss of directional control during takeoff from the Airglades Airport (2IS), Clewiston, Florida. The airline transport pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to GILU Corp, Middletown, Delaware, 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 was filed for the cross-country flight, that originated from Lakeland, Florida, about 1550, with an intended destination of 2IS.

The pilot reported that following an uneventful flight, he intended to practice landings at 2IS. After entering the airport traffic pattern for runway 31, he extended his downwind leg, and ultimately initiated a go-around due to traffic on the runway. The pilot stated that he flew to the west in order to provide spacing between himself and the other traffic and reentered the traffic pattern on a mid-field left downwind for runway 31. Following an uneventful full-stop landing, the pilot taxied back to runway 31. After takeoff, the pilot remained within the airport traffic pattern and intended on conducting a touch-and-go landing. The pilot further stated that after landing on runway 31, he set the flaps and advanced both throttles to takeoff power. Shortly after, he felt the airplane yaw to the right, observed an over-boost indicator light for the right engine, and lost control of the rudder/steering as the airplane exited the runway.

The pilot said that once the airplane was in the grass, he regained control and reduced both engines to idle and attempted to stop the airplane. However, the airplane struck the edge of a taxiway that spanned perpendicular to his direction of travel and the airplane became airborne briefly before landing on the opposite side of the taxiway. Subsequently, all three landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest upright.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that the fuselage and right wing were structurally damaged.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N8404B
Model/Series: PA 34-220T 220T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KOBE, 33 ft msl
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 34 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lakeland, FL
Destination: Clewiston, FL (2IS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.733611, -81.048333 (est)

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800: Incident occurred April 22, 2018 near Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Hillsborough County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Flight 4851: Encountered severe turbulence on descend, two (2) attendants reported injuries.

Date: 23-APR-18
Time: 00:43:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B738
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: 4851
City: TAMPA
State: FLORIDA

Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., dba World Atlantic Airlines, McDonnell Douglas MD-83, N807WA: Accident occurred April 20, 2018 at Alexandria International Airport (KAEX), Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N807WA



Location: Alexandria, LA
Accident Number: DCA18FA144
Date & Time: 04/20/2018, 1935 UTC
Registration: N807WA
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS DC 9 83(MD-83)
Injuries: 101 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Non-scheduled

On April 20, 2018, at about 1420 central daylight time, a Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc., dba World Atlantic Airlines, MD83, N807WA, right main landing gear failed during the landing roll at Alexandria International Airport (KAEX), Alexandria, Louisiana. Due to the gear failure, the right wing dragged on the runway creating a friction fire which was quickly put out by the airport rescue and firefighting personnel. The airplane was substantially damaged and there were no injuries to the 101 passengers and crew aboard. The L1 emergency slide did not deploy during the evacuation. The flight was operating under 14 CFR Part 121 as a domestic passenger flight from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois, to KAEX.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Registration: N807WA
Model/Series: DC 9 83(MD-83) 83
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Caribbean Sun Airlines Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Supplemental
Operator Does Business As: World Atlantic Airways
Operator Designator Code: 2WAA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAEX
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Chicago, IL (KORD)
Destination: Alexandria, LA (KAEX) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 94 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 101 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.327500, -92.545278 (est)




An MD-80 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aircraft carrying 101 passengers made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Alexandria International Airport.

Executive Director Jon Grafton said the aircraft, operated by World Atlantic Airlines in support of ICE, declared an in-flight emergency regarding a suspect landing gear at about 2:45 p.m. Friday. Grafton said the aircraft landed safely on runway 14 and traveled about 6,000 feet down the runway when the right landing gear collapsed. 

"Since they had declared an emergency, the emergency response crew was ready and on the scene immediately," Grafton said.

There were no reported injuries of any passengers or crew members.

Grafton said that as of Friday afternoon the plane is resting at the 32 end of the 14/32 runway, which is closed. The 18/36 runway remains open, and Grafton said there is no impact to commercial or private aviation and the airport is open for flights.

Grafton said standard incident protocols will be followed regarding notifying the Federal Aviation Administration and other airline safety agencies.

Original story can be found here ➤ https://www.thetowntalk.com



ALEXANDRIA, La. (AEX) - A U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement jet carrying 101 people was forced to make an emergency landing at Alexandria International Airport Friday afternoon.

According to England Airpark Executive Director Jon Grafton, the crew of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 operated by World Atlantic in support of ICE called in an emergency approach around 2:45 p.m. Grafton said that the plane was having a problem with landing gear as it came in on Runway 14. It then traveled another 6,000 feet to the 32 end of the runway before it suffered a collapse of the right landing gear.

By that time, AEX’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting team had mobilized and was able to help the 101 passengers and crew safely leave the plane. ARFF then proceeded to foam the plane’s right wing.

Grafton said that the plane is resting on the 32 end of the runway, but that Runway 18-36 remains open to commercial and general aviation.

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Beechcraft King Air 90, N73415: Incident occurred April 22, 2018 near Eppley Airfield (KOMA), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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

Aircraft experienced a bird strike on approach.

Baldi Bros Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N73415

Date: 23-APR-18
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N73415
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: C90GT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA