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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona 

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N76SC

Location: Chandler, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA256
Date & Time: 05/05/2018, 1105 MST
Registration: N76SC
Aircraft: CESSNA A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during final approach, the airplane required about 10 degrees of crab to the right to maintain alignment with the runway. During the landing flare, he reduced power to idle, slowly applied rudder to align the fuselage with the runway centerline, and added right aileron to counter the crosswind. He added that, during the 3-point landing, the airplane bounced. During the landing roll, he had full right aileron countering the wind when a "perceived" gust lifted the right wing. He held full right aileron, full aft yoke, and used the rudder to maintain alignment. Subsequently, about 40 knots groundspeed, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing impacted the runway.

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

The pilot reported that the left main landing gear detached from the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that, the airplane had been in an accident in 1990 and repaired in 1995. He added that, the maintenance records show that the left gear and left wing (along with several other items) had been replaced during the 1995 repair. He also reported, the landing gear bolt was bent and the threads on the nut were stripped.

The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported that, about 20 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 110° at 8 knots, gusting to 19 knots. The same observation system reported that, about 10 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 150° at 13 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The pilot landed on runway 4R. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 06/16/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/15/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 26 hours (Total, this make and model), 6150 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 26 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N76SC
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18504206
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/18/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5188.1 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCHD, 1243 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 174°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Convective / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Moderate / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: PALM SPRINGS, CA (PSP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0900 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: CHANDLER MUNI (CHD)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1243 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4870 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Full Stop; Straight-in; Traffic Pattern

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:  33.271667, -111.813333 (est) 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona 

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N99141

Location: Glendale, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA253
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 1200 MST
Registration: N99141
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor reported that, during takeoff, the solo-student pilot realized he had a crosswind from the right and applied right aileron and right rudder. He added, that as the student rotated, the airplane drifted to the left, the student lost control, pulled the engine power to idle, and aborted the takeoff. Subsequently, during touchdown, the airplane veered hard to the left, exited the runway, and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the forward fuselage.

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

The automated weather observation system at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was calm. The student pilot was departing on runway 1.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 22, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 65.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 55.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 19.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N99141
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17276409
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/11/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SER
Registered Owner: Airgo Inc.
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: On file
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: KGEU, 1066 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 204°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Glendale, AZ (GEU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Glendale, AZ (GEU)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1130 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: GLENDALE MUNI (GEU)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1071 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7150 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Precautionary Landing; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.528056, -112.294444 (est)

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, registered to Delta Ventures, N533EA: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N533EA

Location: Calhoun, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA273
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 2000 EDT
Registration: N533EA
Aircraft: CHRISTOPHER LORD ELA ECLIPSE 10
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The solo student gyroplane pilot reported that, he "was flying behind the power curve," and the gyroplane lost altitude. He added that he couldn't tell if there were powerlines ahead and decided to do a "hard vertical decent landing." The terrain was uneven, and the gyroplane rolled on to its side during landing.

The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the rotor, fuselage, and empennage.

The student added that prior to his decision to land, he got distracted for a few seconds, and descended below a safe altitude.

The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failure or malfunctions with the gyroplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 150 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 150 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHRISTOPHER LORD
Registration: N533EA
Model/Series: ELA ECLIPSE 10 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 05175331014
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/01/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1234 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 75 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 914
Registered Owner: Delta Ventures
Rated Power: 115 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDNN, 710 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 11°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 15000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Calhoun, GA (CZL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Calhoun, GA (CZL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1830 EDT
Type of Airspace:  Class G

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:  34.421667, -84.939167 (est)