Monday, May 7, 2018

Silver Airways selected as Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB) seasonal carrier



TRENTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has chosen Silver Airways to serve as seasonal carrier for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport starting July 1 through Sept. 7, 2020.

Airport Manager Brad Madeira said service to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport would be provided in Saab SF-340 B twin engine turboprop aircraft.

Those planes are able to carry 34 passengers in comfort on the short flight to and from Logan, Madeira said. Passengers will be able to connect on Silver’s partner airlines to fly nonstop from Boston to over 75 destinations across the United States and around the globe.

Madeira said this will make Bar Harbor and the Downeast area of Maine more accessible than ever for the community and for summer visitors.

“Silver plans to offer very competitive fares making flying into and out of the Bar Harbor Airport convenient and cost-effective,” Madeira said.

Parking continues to be free at BHB. Reservations on all Silver flights to and from Boston will soon be available on the airline’s website at www.silverairways.com.

Passengers traveling through the airport currently have several air carrier options, as Cape Air (www.capeair.com) continues to provide year-round service. PenAir (www.penair.com) provides seasonal service to Boston Logan Airport (also using Saab 34 seat turboprop aircraft) and will resume on May 25 and continue through June 30, just prior to Silver Airways inaugural flight on July 1.

PenAir has advised that any customers who purchased reservations for travel to or from BHB for travel dates after June 30 will receive full refunds and those passengers will soon be able to rebook their reservations on Silver Airways flights. Those passengers may contact PenAir reservations by calling (800) 448-4226 to request a refund.

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It's Not Just Pilots. Labor Shortage Looms For Other Key Aviation Jobs

Instructor pilot Bob Hoelzen congratulates Sumner High School student Alexej Latimer for landing a Boeing 737 in a simulator during Alaska Airlines' annual Aviation Day.


It’s no secret that the aviation industry is facing a shortage of airline pilots. But that isn’t the only aviation career grappling with a labor shortage. Aircraft mechanics and flight simulator technicians are also in high demand.

At Alaska Airlines' Flight Training Center near Seattle, DeMarco Best and his coworkers program, maintain and fix a row of highly-realistic flight simulators.

When Best sits at a Boeing 737 simulator control panel, he can trigger all sorts of complications for the instructor pilot and trainee in the cockpit.  He considers himself "amazingly lucky" to have become a flight simulator engineer.

"It's a job you will love,” he said. “I love my job. I love coming to work every day."

Best's 35 year career in aviation is winding down. He started in the Air Force and has worked for the past 23 years at Alaska Airlines.

"You've heard about the pilot retirement wave, but there is also a retirement wave in the flight simulator maintenance field,” Best said. “Even though our numbers aren't as large as the pilots, the impact might be greater than the pilots because we maintain these machines that the pilots actually train on day in and day out before they go out and fly you safely to your destination."

Alaska Airlines and other carriers in the same position will need to find replacements with an unusual combo of highly sought after skills: computer science, electronics engineering, flying ability, and on-the-job experience. Best says there are only a few schools in the country that have a curriculum for flight simulator technicians.

Alaska Airlines operates five Boeing 737 cockpit simulators at its Flight Training Center in SeaTac, Washington.


"Pilots need to spend time in here,” he said. “As a matter of fact, when they come in once a year for recurrent training, if they don't pass that, they don't go back to the line and they actually don't have a job. That's how important these simulators are."

There are other aviation careers where labor demand from the growing airline industry is zooming ahead of labor supply. The Boeing Company recently estimated North America alone will need 118,000 new commercial airplane mechanics over the next 20 years.

Alaska Airlines chief talent scout Michaela Littman said the maintenance and engineering workforce is aging.

"We're really encouraging and we are trying to partner with schools so we can build the maintenance and engineering pipelines to bring in some new workforce into the industry,” she said.

In the technical and IT realms, Alaska competes for labor with tech titans such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, which pay more.

"But it's not all about the pay," Littman said.

She said airlines have had to raise salaries to attract talent, but she mentioned advancement opportunities, the work culture and travel benefits as reasons to come on board.

Last Saturday, Alaska Airlines, Boeing and other partners hosted 2,000 teenagers at SeaTac Airport to inspire interest in flight-related careers at the 10th annual Aviation Day.

"Now is kind of the time to start and get them excited,” Littman said.

Sumner High School sophomore Alexej Latimer flew the jet simulator, toured a hangar and networked with industry insiders.

"It's just incredible to see how much fun they all have,” he said in an interview. "I personally am more in tune with becoming a pilot. But that doesn't mean that working with mechanics on these same exact aircraft wouldn't be as exciting."

Decatur High School junior Kendra Ulrich with a kit plane under construction by the TeenFlight Puyallup vocational nonprofit.


Decatur High School junior Kendra Ulrich of Federal Way, Washington, joined an after-school club that's building single-engine kit airplanes. She said she's interested in an aviation job where she gets to talk to people a bunch.

"So maybe not necessarily pilot,” Ulrich said. “But you know maybe I can get onto the (airport) police force that works here."

One thing Ulrich's pretty sure of is that a job will be waiting when she finishes her education.

"By the time that I get out of college, they could possibly be fairly desperate,” she said. "So I might choose one specific area and get there and they'd be like, 'Hallelujah, you're here. We'll take you.'" 

The Aviation Day event will be repeated in Portland on May 19.

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Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N80813, operated by Paris Air Inc: Accident occurred May 07, 2018 near Vero Beach Regional Airport (KVRB), Indian River 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; Orlando, Florida

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N80813

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Vero Beach, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA145
Date & Time: 05/07/2018, 1043 EDT
Registration: N80813
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On May 7, 2018, at 1043 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161, N80813, operated by Paris Air Inc, was substantially damaged during a forced landing, after a total loss of engine power while on approach to Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB), Vero Beach, Florida. The flight instructor and a student pilot were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The flight instructor and the student pilot each provided written statements, and their recounting of events was consistent throughout. According to the student pilot, he had completed a right-hand traffic pattern and as he turned the airplane from the base leg to the final leg, the engine power was "decreasing" and did not respond when he increased the throttle setting. At that point, he surrendered the flight controls to the instructor.

According to the flight instructor, as he assumed control of the airplane the engine "started running extremely rough" and the propeller rotated slowly. He initiated the "engine failure" checklist but could not complete it due to the lack of available time and altitude and instead chose to perform a forced landing to the railroad bed that was about 1/4 mile prior to the approach end of the runway and oriented perpendicular to the final approach course. The flight instructor turned the airplane to the right, aligned with the railroad tracks, and landed "hard" which separated the right main and nose landing gear.

The flight instructor held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single engine land, multiengine land, and instrument airplane. He held a flight instructor certificate with a rating for airplane single engine land. The flight instructor was issued a first-class medical certificate on April 7, 2015. He reported 491 total hours of flight experience, of which 456 hours were in the accident airplane make and model.

The student pilot was issued a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) student pilot certificate and a first-class medical certificate on August 17, 2017. His total flight experience was not immediately available.

According to FAA records, the airplane was manufactured in 1979 and had accrued 12,557.3 total aircraft hours. Its most recent 100-hour inspection was completed May 1, 2018 at 12,544.8 total aircraft hours.

At 1053, the weather recorded at VRB included clear skies and wind from 040° at 5 knots. The temperature was 27°C, and the dew point was 20°C. The altimeter setting was 29.99 inches of mercury.

The wreckage was recovered from the accident site for examination at a later date. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N80813
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: PARIS AIR INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVRB, 28 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Vero Beach, FL (VRB)
Destination: Vero Beach, FL (VRB) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.655556, -80.418056 (est)








































VERO BEACH — A flight instructor and his student were practicing "touch-and-go" landings Monday morning near the Vero Beach Regional Airport when the engine failed and the plane crash landed on railroad tracks off U.S. 1.

No one was injured. The Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II registered to Paris Air Inc. in Vero Beach, went down about 10:45 a.m. near 36th Street, in the 3500 block of U.S. 1, according to police.

Touch-and-go landings are a training exercise that includes conducting takeoffs and landings multiple times in a row without coming to a complete stop in between each, Vero Beach police spokeswoman Megan DeWitt said. 

"At a second attempt at a landing, the engine stopped," DeWitt said.

The pilot, Sean Malone, 28, was flying the plane at the time of the incident, said Cory Richter, assistant chief and spokesman for Indian River County Fire Rescue.

Malone was able to make an impromptu landing on the tracks, he said.

"They were going to land at the Vero Beach airport," Richter said. "The engine cut out on them."

Officials with Paris Air, a flight-training school based at the Vero Beach airport, declined to comment about the crash Monday, or make Malone or his student, Hishim Eid, available for questions, citing an open investigation. 

Police, who contacted Florida East Coast Railway to report the plane was blocking the rails, reported a train was not due in the area, anyway, for three hours after the crash. 

Both lanes on southbound U.S. 1 were closed about 12:30 p.m. as a crane removed the plane from the tracks, placed it in a truck and it was returned to Paris Air in the 3300 block of Airport West Drive. The road was reopened by 1:50 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

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Cessna 182 Skylane, N3292Y: Accident occurred May 07, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3292Y

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN18LA162
Date & Time: 05/07/2018, 1139 MDT
Registration: N3292Y
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 7, 2018, about 1139 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182E single-engine airplane, N3292Y, was substantially damaged while landing at Rocky Mountain Municipal Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight, which departed BJC about 1000.

The pilot reported that after departure he flew to his private grass airstrip and made two uneventful full-stop landings before returning to BJC. He made a normal approach to runway 30L and initially touched down on the main landing gear; however, the airplane immediately swerved to the right upon the nose wheel contacting the runway and nosed over in the grass area alongside the runway.

A witness, who was the pilot of an airplane holding short of runway 30L, reported seeing the airplane on final approach to the runway with its nose wheel rotated about 75° from its normal alignment. The airplane initially touched down on its main landing gear; however, when the nose wheel contacted the runway it did not realign with the runway heading and the airplane immediately swerved to the right. The nose landing gear separated from the airplane about 100 ft into the right swerve. The airplane subsequently departed off the right runway edge and nosed over.

A preliminary examination revealed that the nose landing gear scissor assembly had fractured, which, in turn, allowed the nose wheel to rotate freely on the landing gear strut. The fractured scissor assembly and associated hardware were retained for additional examination at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Materials Laboratory in Washington D.C. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N3292Y
Model/Series: 182 E
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: BJC, 5673 ft msl
Observation Time: 1145 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:  Scattered / 12000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 20000 ft agl
Visibility: 30 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Denver, CO (BJC)
Destination: Denver, CO (BJC) 

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: 39.908889, -105.117222 (est)

No one was injured after a single-engine plane that was trying to land at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Monday morning skidded down the runway on its nose and flipped over onto its roof.

The crash happened at 11:45 a.m., according to North Metro Fire. The pilot was the only person onboard the Cessna 182 Skylane at the time.

North Metro Fire says one runway was closed due to the crash, but the other remained open.

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N76SC: Accident occurred May 05, 2018 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

http://registry.faa.gov/N76SC


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA256
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 2018 in Chandler, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N76SC

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 tipped on landing and experienced damage.

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N76SC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N99141: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 at Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Airgo Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N99141

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA253
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 04, 2018 in Glendale, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N99141

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 on landing.

Date: 04-MAY-18
Time: 18:38:00Z
Regis#: N99141
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GLENDALE
State: ARIZONA

United Airlines, Boeing 787: Incident occurred May 06, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles

Flight crew sustained head laceration injury under unknown circumstances.

Date: 06-MAY-18
Time: 13:05:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 789
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 99
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 414A Chancellor, N414LC: Incident occurred May 05, 2018 at Gnoss Field Airport (KDVO), Novato, Marin County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland

Aircraft landed gear up.

Sutter Air LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N414LC

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N414LC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 414A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NOVATO
State: CALIFORNIA

Lufthansa Airlines, Airbus A380-800: Incident occurred May 05, 2018 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles

Flight 452:  Aircraft taxiing into gate engine hit a dolly with cargo.

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 388
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: LUFTHANSA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 452
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II, N927KR: Incident occurred May 05, 2018 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach

Aircraft landed gear up.

Candace A Larned Enterprises Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N927KR

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N927KR
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 182C Skylane, N8730T: Incident occurred May 06, 2018 at Valkaria Airport (X59), Brevard County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

On landing aircraft veered off the runway into the grass and gear collapsed.

TRD LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N8730T

Date: 06-MAY-18
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N8730T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VALKARIA
State: FLORIDA

ELA 10 Eclipse, N533EA: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Delta Ventures LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N533EA

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA273
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 04, 2018 in Calhoun, GA
Aircraft: CHRISTOPHER LORD ELA ECLIPSE 10, registration: N533EA

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 into a field under unknown circumstances.

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 00:02:00Z
Regis#: N533EA
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: ELA ECLIPSE 10
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: GORDON COUNTY
State: GEORGIA

Ekolot KR-030 Topaz, N468KM: Accident occurred May 05, 2018 at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB), DeKalb County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago

North Illinois Union Group Aircraft Division Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N468KM

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA255
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 2018 in Dekalb, IL
Aircraft: PPHU EKOLOT KR-030 TOPAZ, registration: N468KM

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 veered off the runway.

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N468KM
Aircraft Make: EKOLOT
Aircraft Model: KR 030 TOPAZ
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DE KALB
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N1271V: Incident occurred May 05, 2018 at El Paso International Airport (KELP), El Paso County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Aircraft landed and veered off the runway and hit a runway light.

ATI Jet Sales West LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1271V

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N1271V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R172K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EL PASO
State: TEXAS

Vans RV-8, N804PT: Incident occurred May 05, 2018 in Temple, Bell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

Aircraft struck a large bird.

http://registry.faa.gov/N804PT

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N804PT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RV 8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: TEMPLE
State: TEXAS

Schweizer SGS 1-26E, N17909: Accident occurred May 05, 2018 at Hartness State Airport (KVSF), Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont

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

New England Soaring Association Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N17909

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA263
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 2018 in Springfield, VT
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1 26, registration: N17909

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.

Glider landed short of runway and flipped over.

Date: 05-MAY-18
Time: 17:52:00Z
Regis#: N17909
Aircraft Make: SCHWEIZER
Aircraft Model: SGS 1 26E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: VERMONT

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N83581: Accident occurred May 06, 2018 and Incident occurred September 24, 2016 at Warrenton–Fauquier Airport (KHWY), Midland, Fauquier County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

N83581 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N83581

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA257
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 06, 2018 in Warrenton, VA
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N83581

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 experienced a propeller strike and gear collapse.

Date: 06-MAY-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N83581
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WARRENTON
State: VIRGINIA

September 24, 2016: Aircraft on landing went off the runway and struck propeller and gear.

Date: 24-SEP-16

Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N83581
Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 7ACA
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: WARRENTON
State: Virginia

Beech A36 Bonanza, N36LP: Accident occurred May 04, 2017 in Shullsburg, Lafayette 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; Des Plaines, Illinois

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N36LP

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Shullsburg, WI
Accident Number: CEN18LA159
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 1900 CDT
Registration: N36LP
Aircraft: BEECH A36
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 4, 2018, about 1900 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N36LP, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Shullsburg, Wisconsin. The pilot was not injured. The flight was being operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the flight was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Okmulgee Regional Airport (OKM), Okmulgee, Oklahoma, about 1537. The intended destination was Bucky's Airport (WN09), Plainfield, Wisconsin.

The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight at 7,000 ft mean sea level when he heard an unusual noise from the engine. Shortly afterward, the engine lost power. He subsequently executed a forced landing to an open field. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N36LP
Model/Series: A36 UNDESIGNATED
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: PVB
Observation Time: 1855 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Okmulgee, OK (OKM)
Destination: Plainfield, WI (WN09)

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: 42.573056, -90.232222 (est)

LAFAYETTE COUNTY (WKOW) -- Authorities say federal investigators are in Wisconsin looking into what caused a small plane to make an emergency landing in southwestern Wisconsin Friday night.

According to Lafayette County sheriff's officials, the plane landed near the intersection of County Road W and Dimmicks Road in Monticello around 7:30 p.m. on May 4. The pilot reported mechanical failures while trying to land at a small air strip near Apple Canyon Lake.

Officials in Jo Daviess County, Illinois told authorities the man couldn't make it to the air strip and ended up landing in a farm field off Illinois Lane. 

Deputies from both sheriffs' agencies responded to the landing site. They found the plane was upright and the pilot was not hurt. He made arrangements to remove the plane and get it to a nearby airport.

Federal Aviation Administration inspectors were called to respond to the incident Saturday morning. 

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