Monday, April 30, 2018

Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar, N10FJ: Incident occurred April 25, 2018 at St. Clair County Airport (KPLR), Pell City, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aircraft landed gear up.

CB Equipment Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N10FJ

Date: 25-APR-18
Time: 21:55:00Z
Regis#: N10FJ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PELL CITY
State: ALABAMA

Cessna R182 Skylane, N6078C: Incident occurred April 29, 2018 at Ernest A. Love Field Airport (KPRC), Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

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

Gear collapse on landing.

North-Aire Aviation LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N6078C

Date: 29-APR-18
Time: 20:25:00Z
Regis#: 6078C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA




Two passengers of a Cessna R182 Skylane declared an emergency while flying above the Prescott Municipal Airport - Ernest A. Love Field Airport Sunday afternoon, April 29. The aircraft gear indicator light would not show that the landing gear was down.

Prescott Air Traffic Control relayed the information to Prescott’s dispatch center and an Alert 2 (in-flight emergency) response was put together by the Prescott Fire Department (PFD), according to a news release.

Two regular firefighter engines, a foam engine, a battalion chief and a LifeLine Ambulance responded to the scene, according to PFD Battalion Chief Scott Luedeman.

The Cessna R182 Skylane did a couple low flybys so firefighters could visually check the landing gear. It appeared the gear was down, but it was unclear if it was locked, Luedeman said.

The aircraft then circled the area for about 30 minutes to burn off fuel and then came in for a landing. Upon landing, its nose gear collapsed and the incident was upgraded to an Alert 3 (accident happened), PFD reported.

There was no fire or fuel leak, and both occupants were able to walk away without injury. Parts of Prescott Airport were closed for most of the afternoon after the incident until the aircraft could be removed and the runway inspected for damage.

https://www.dcourier.com

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N37CJ: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 at Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Student pilot had a prop strike during landing runway 19 and incurred runway excursion.

Fly172S LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N37CJ

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N37CJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GLENDALE
State: ARIZONA

Gulfstream Am Corp Comm Div 695A, N79PH: Accident occurred April 26, 2018 at Bishop Airport (KBIH), Inyo 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; Reno, Nevada

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N79PH


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Bishop, CA

Accident Number: WPR18LA129
Date & Time: 04/26/2018, 1255 PDT
Registration: N79PH
Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AM CORP COMM DIV 695A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Executive/Corporate 

On April 26, 2018, about 1255 Pacific daylight time, a Gulfstream AM CORP COMM DIV 695A/A, N79PH, was substantially damaged following the collapse of the left main landing gear at Bishop Airport (BIH), Bishop, California. The airline transport pilot and the sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the corporate flight, which was being operated in accordance with Tile 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight had departed Chino Airport (CNO), Chino, California, about 1200, with BIH as its destination.

In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that on final approach all indications that the landing gear were down and lock was confirmed. After touching down and during the landing roll, the left main landing gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest upright partially off the left side of the runway. A subsequent examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the undercarriage of the aircraft.

The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GULFSTREAM AM CORP COMM DIV
Registration: N79PH
Model/Series: 695A A
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: BIH, 4124 ft msl
Observation Time: 1256 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 21 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Chino, CA (CNO)
Destination: Bishop, CA (BIH) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.373056, -118.363611

Beech 76 Duchess, N54V: Accident occurred April 27, 2018 at Nut Tree Airport (KVCB), Vacaville, Solano County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

SkyKing Aviation Services LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N54V


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA239
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 2018 in Vacaville, CA
Aircraft: BEECH 76, registration: N54V

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.

Gear-up landing.

Date: 27-APR-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: 54V
Aircraft Make: BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BE76
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: SKYKING AVIATION SERVICES
City: VACAVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA

Bell 206B JetRanger, N7JR: Incident occurred April 27, 2018 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

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

Rotorcraft departed Lakeland Linder Regional Airport for a maintenance flight and incurred a bird strike that went through the windshield and returned to a safe landing.  Pilot reported cuts and bruises.

Citrus County Mosquito Control District

http://registry.faa.gov/N7JR

Date: 27-APR-18
Time: 15:22:00Z
Regis#: N7JR
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 135
City: LAKELAND
State: FLORIDA

Maule M-7-260, N7ZF: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 at Boca Raton Airport (KBCT), Palm Beach County, Florida

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

Did not lower landing gear on floats.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7ZF

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 23:08:00Z
Regis#: 7ZF
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOCA RATON
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-22-150, N4454A: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 at Richard B. Russell Airport (KRMG), Rome, Floyd County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Ground looped.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4454A

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: 4454A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROME
State: GEORGIA

The importance of tall security fencing at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport has been evidenced twice this weekend with one deer strike incident Friday night and a second near-deer incident Saturday morning.

On Friday night a small Cessna 172 owned-by George Russell of Calhoun, but piloted by another man who's identity has not been disclosed, was practicing touch and go landings and take-offs when a deer hit the side of the aircraft as it was landing about 1,000 feet from the south end of the main runway. The plane was dented both in front of and behind the pilot-side door.

On Saturday morning, around 10:30, a pilot was landing in a Piper with a certified flight instructor when a deer ran out in front of the aircraft as it was landing. Airport Manager Mike Mathews, who was at a Georgia Airport Association board meeting in Savannah, said he had been told the pilot swerved to miss the deer and the tail swept around with such force that it ended up dropping a wing, causing the plane to flip into a ditch. The near miss occurred in almost the same location as the incident 12 hours before.

The Piper did sustain significant damages, but no one was hurt in either incident. 

An investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration was on the scene Saturday afternoon investigating both incidents but declined to speak with the Rome News-Tribune.

Mathews said that in his 20 years at the airport he's only aware of perhaps three previous incidents involving deer strikes. But wildlife — particularly birds — are well known problems at airports all over the country.

Russell Airport received a grant several years ago for fencing but it was not enough to completely encircle the airport.  Mathews said the south end of the field, close to where the incidents occurred this weekend, is fenced and that deer probably got in from the north end of the airport.

Original article ➤ https://www.northwestgeorgianews.com

Mooney M20F Executive, N6863V: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 in Twin Falls County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Bird strike to wing and elevator.

http://registry.faa.gov/N6863V

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 17:55:00Z
Regis#: 6863V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: TWIN FALLS
State: IDAHO

American Airlines, Airbus A320-200, N653AW: Incident occurred April 29, 2018 at Des Moines International Airport (KDSM), Polk County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Flight 614: Aircraft struck a large bird while on 7 mile final runway 13. Dent in radar cone.

http://registry.faa.gov/N653AW

Date: 29-APR-18
Time: 04:46:00Z
Regis#: N653AW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN
Flight Number: 614
City: DES MOINES
State: IOWA

Cessna 210M Centurion, N6175N: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 at New Century AirCenter Airport (KIXD), Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas

Veered off runway and damaged props.

NDR LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6175N

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 22:36:00Z
Regis#: 6175N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OLATHE
State: KANASAS

Piper PA-28-140, N16218: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 at Lakefront Airport (KNEW), New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

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

Nose gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N16218

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 21:14:00Z
Regis#: 16218
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW ORLEANS
State: LOUISIANA

Luscombe 8A, N71261: Accident occurred April 27, 2018 at Eunice Airport (4R7), Louisiana

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N71261

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 2018 in Eunice, LA
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8, registration: N71261

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.

Wing impacted tree and ground on landing collapsing landing gear.

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 12:50:00Z
Regis#: 71261
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EUNICE
State: LOUISIANA

Grumman-Schweizer G-164C, N6674K: Accidents occurred April 29, 2018 and May 26, 2017 in Maxwell, Colusa 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; Sacramento, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6674K

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Maxwell, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA128
Date & Time: 04/29/2018, 1530 PDT
Registration: N6674K
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164C
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 29, 2018, about 1530 Pacific daylight time, a Grumman ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164C/C, tail-equipped, turbine-powered agricultural airplane, N6674K, was substantially damaged following a forced landing due to a loss of engine power near Maxwell, California. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was owned by Richter Aviation, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The airplane departed Richter Airport (12CN), Maxwell, California, about 5 minutes prior to the accident.

In a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that the intent of the flight was to determine if the left side entry door would stay shut after maintenance had been performed on the door; it had opened in the air on previous flights that day. The pilot stated that about 5 minutes into the flight at an altitude of about 200 ft above ground level and in close proximity to the airport, the engine surged three times, which was followed by what he believed was a total engine failure. Unable to return and land at the departure airport due to his low altitude, the pilot made a forced landing to a plowed field about 200 yards west of the south end of the airport. The airplane was substantially damaged when it nosed over during the landing roll. It was subsequently recovered to a secured salvage facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER
Registration: N6674K
Model/Series: G 164C C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MYV, 64 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 27 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Maxwell, CA (12CN)
Destination:  Maxwell, CA (12CN)

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:  39.264722, -122.119167

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

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


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


Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Maxwell, CA
Accident Number: GAA17CA305
Date & Time: 05/26/2017, 1315 PDT
Registration: N6674K
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, a few minutes after takeoff for an agricultural application flight, while maneuvering to a field he intended to spray, the engine lost power and that he then attempted to land on a dirt road. He added that the airplane bounced on touchdown and "went off the road and struck a ditch." He further added that when the engine lost power, the fuel gauge indicated about half full. Postaccident, the pilot reported that the fuel gauge was "stuck in the middle," that he did not visually check the fuel quantity before flight, and that he had exhausted the fuel supply.

The fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage.

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

The Federal Aviation Administration Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge stated, in part:

Fuel Gauges

The fuel quantity gauges indicate the amount of fuel measured by a sensing unit in each fuel tank and is displayed in gallons or pounds. Aircraft certification rules require accuracy in fuel gauges only when they read "empty." Any reading other than "empty" should be verified. Do not depend solely on the accuracy of the fuel quantity gauges. Always visually check the fuel level in each tank during the preflight inspection, and then compare it with the corresponding fuel quantity indication. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to visually check the fuel quantity during the preflight inspection and ensure that sufficient fuel was onboard for the flight, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

Findings

Aircraft
Fuel - Fluid level (Cause)
Fuel - Inadequate inspection (Cause)
Fuel indication system - Malfunction

Personnel issues
Preflight inspection - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Prior to flight
Aircraft inspection event

Maneuvering-low-alt flying
Fuel exhaustion (Defining event)

Landing
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
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 2 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/14/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/29/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 7170.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3485 hours (Total, this make and model), 7116.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 205 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 205 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER
Registration: N6674K
Model/Series: G-164 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 16C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/07/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 9300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 10113.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell (Garrett)
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: TPE-331-6-5AM
Registered Owner: RICHTER AVIATION INC
Rated Power: 1000 hp
Operator: RICHTER AVIATION INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: NONE
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable, 170°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting:
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Develan, CA
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Develan, CA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1310 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 39.286111, -122.185000 (est)

American Airlines, Airbus A321: Incident occurred April 29, 2018 at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (KCLT), North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Flight 628: Aircraft incurred bird strike while landing runway 36L.

Date: 29-APR-18
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: AAL628
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN
Flight Number: 628
City: CHARLOTTE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Aeronca 65-LB Super Chief, N34459: Accident occurred April 28, 2018 at Carrington Municipal Airport (46D), Foster County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

http://registry.faa.gov/N34459

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA241
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Carrington, ND
Aircraft: AERONCA 65 LB, registration: N34459

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 overturned on landing.

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 11:45:00Z
Regis#: 34459
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 65
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CARRINGTON
State: NORTH DAKOTA

CCX-2000, N844FC: Accident occurred April 27, 2018 at Ken Jernstedt Airfield (4S2), Hood River County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

L-Bird LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N844FC

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA236
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, April 27, 2018 in Hood River, OR
Aircraft: L-BIRD LLC CCX-2000, registration: N844FC

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 crashed after departure from runway 25.

Date: 27-APR-18
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N844FC
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: L-BIRD LLC CCX-2000
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: HOOD RIVER
State: OREGON

Grumman G-164 Ag-Cat, N6637, registered to and operated by Aero Ag Services Inc: Accident occurred April 27, 2018 in Garwood, Colorado 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; Houston, Texas

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

Aero-Ag Services Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N6637


Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Garwood, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA152
Date & Time: 04/27/2018, 1730 CDT
Registration: N6637
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G 164A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On April 27, 2018, at 1730 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164A airplane, nosed over during an off airport forced landing in Garwood, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Aero Ag Services Inc., as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on flight plan. The flight was originating from a private airstrip in Garwood, Texas, when the accident occurred.

The pilot reported that he was taking off with a full load of fertilizer when the accident occurred. He stated the ground run and lift off were normal. After lifting off, he began a turn and reduced the power to 32 inches of manifold pressure. He stated that it seemed as if the power rolled back at this point. There was no sputtering or backfiring, but he didn't have enough power to maintain flight. He located a river levy in which to land and the airplane touched down hard. The landing gear collapsed, and the airplane bounced. The airplane touched down again and subsequently nosed over. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: GRUMMAN
Registration: N6637
Model/Series: G 164A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: AERO AG SERVICES INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Garwood, TX
Destination: Garwood, TX 

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: 

KIS TR-1, N66SK: Accident occurred April 29, 2018 at Eagle Lake Airport (KELA), Colorado County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

http://registry.faa.gov/N66SK

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA242
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Eagle Lake, TX
Aircraft: SENO LOUIS C SR KIS, registration: N66SK

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.

Wing ground strike.

Date: 29-APR-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: 66SK
Aircraft Make: TRI-R TECHNOLOGIES
Aircraft Model: KIS TR-1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: EAGLE LAKE
State: TEXAS

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 737-800, N3750D: Incident occurred April 28, 2018 near Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Flight 2274:  Aircraft struck on three mile final. Damage to left landing light and blood splatter on left engine.

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N3750D

Date: 28-APR-18
Time: 06:09:00Z
Regis#: N3750D
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA
Flight Number: 2274
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH

Cessna 182F Skylane, N3377U: Accident occurred April 28, 2018 in Boulder, Garfield County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3377U

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Boulder, UT
Accident Number: WPR18LA136
Date & Time: 04/28/2018, 1715 MDT
Registration: N3377U
Aircraft: CESSNA 182F
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 28, 2018, about 1715 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182F, N3377U, was substantially damaged following a reported engine anomaly and a precautionary landing near Boulder, Utah. The airplane was owned by a private individual and operated by the pilot, who received minor injuries; the two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Salt Lake International Airport (SLC), Salt Lake City, Utah, with Boulder as its destination.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that as he orbited the Boulder area while his passengers took pictures, he observed that the engine's exhaust gas temperature gauge was reading high. When power adjustments were unsuccessful in obtaining an optimal operating temperature, as well as being unable to ascend normally, the pilot elected to make a precautionary landing in an alfalfa field. During the landing roll the airplane collided with a ditch line, which resulted in substantial damage to the engine mount and firewall when the nose of the airplane impacted the ground.

The airplane will be recovered to a secured maintenance facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N3377U
Model/Series: 182F 
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: BCE, 7590 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 25 knots/ 33 knots, 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Destination: Boulder, UT 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.904444, -111.418333 (est)




BOULDER – A late afternoon of shoeing horses became a backdrop to a crash scene when a small plane with engine troubles, carrying three aboard, made a rough landing in Haws’ field around 5:30pm on Saturday.


“We were shoeing horses and we watched them fly over us once, and then twice—at first we thought they were buzzing us. But they were looking for a place to land,” said Audrey Austin, who was at the scene and had an opportunity to talk to the pilot and passengers afterward. “They circled, came back behind us a third time, going east to west, and crashed. They bounced several times.”

Other reports were that the front wheel of the plane came off upon landing.

The plane remained in one piece, but Austin said the pilot was on the ground, and suffered a head laceration. The Garfield County Sheriff’s office confirmed the name of the pilot as Brent Ferrin.

Also aboard the plane were a photographer and the photographer’s wife. The photographer suffered minor injuries to his knee, but his wife, who is pregnant, was strained by the seat belt during the hard landing. (The names of the passengers were not available from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. )

“I was concerned about his wife, the seat belt got her pretty good. I was worried about the baby,” said Austin.

The group reported that they were on an assignment taking photos of the Robison Ranch for realty purposes when they experienced the engine trouble. They said they were looking for a clear place to put the plane down, away from power lines.




At the scene, there was fuel pouring out of the airplane. Austin said they moved the pilot away from the plane to get him away from the fuel soaked area, while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. Boulder EMTs responded to the scene within a few minutes, and a backup ambulance from Escalante also arrived to assist in transporting the injured parties.

“Breck saved the day,” said Austin, referring to Breck Crystal, who was shoeing that day, and is also a wilderness first responder. “He jumped in the plane and shut off the fuel line.”

As of Monday morning the Garfield County Sheriff’s office had no further information regarding the reason for the plane crash, and they said that the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are in contact with the pilot and investigating the incident.

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