Monday, May 14, 2018

Cessna 182G Skylane, N2377R: Fatal accident occurred May 13, 2018 in Boise, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Continental Motors Group; Mobile, Alabama

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

Nolan W. Smith: http://registry.faa.gov/N377R

Location: Cascade, ID
Accident Number: WPR18FA141
Date & Time: 05/13/2018, 1230 MDT
Registration: N2377R
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 13, 2018, about 1230 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182G airplane, N2377R, was destroyed after it collided with mountainous terrain near Cascade, Idaho. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), Boise, Idaho about 1215 and was destined for McCall Municipal Airport (MYL), McCall, Idaho.

The wreckage debris path was located in a wooded area approximately 41 nautical miles (nm) north of BOI and was oriented on a 195° magnetic heading. All major structures of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. The initial impact point (IIP) was identified by two tree scars located about midway on a 70-ft-tall tree. The nose landing gear was located at the base of the IIP, and wing fragments were distributed along the wreckage path. A large ground scar was located about 50 ft forward of the IIP in the debris path. The main wreckage was composed of the empennage, right wing, main cabin, and engine, and was located approximately 110 ft forward of the IIP. The empennage was vertically oriented, and at rest against the right wing, which was beneath a portion of the cabin and instrument panel. Both propeller blades remained attached to the propeller hub; however, the assembly had separated from the engine crankshaft at the propeller flange. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2377R
Model/Series: 182G G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: SMITH NOLAN W
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

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: BOISE, ID (BOI)
Destination: MC CALL, ID (MYL) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 44.240000, -116.073333

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 


Nolan William Smith
MAY 29, 1983 ~ MAY 13, 2018 (AGE 34)

Nolan William Smith, born May 29, 1983 to Marsha Hatch Smith and Terrell F. Smith, died May 13, 2018 in the weather-related crash of his single engine airplane. He left this life doing what he loved and full of excitement and ambitious plans for the future.

He attended schools in Kuna and graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 2001. He was awarded a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Washington in 2005. He was briefly in a PhD program in Cancer Biology at MD Anderson in Houston before turning to real estate appraising. He was a hard worker and excelled at everything he decided to do. In 2011 he went to work for Fannie Mae in Dallas. It didn’t take long for this fifth generation Idahoan to know that he had to come home. So he did and brought his job with him.

He was blessed to enjoy the affection and companionship of many friends who engaged with him in the activities he loved: skydiving, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, motorcycling, dirt biking, flying, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and any other adventure he could find.

He is survived by his parents; his lady in life, Katie Lynn Strode; a brother, Preston (Jennifer); a niece and nephew; his second parents, Garry and Nancy Ames; his other brother, David Bloxham; grandparents, Alan and Ada Smith and Eugene F. Hatch; uncles, Martin Hatch and Kurtis Smith; aunt, Sharon Zitlau; cousins; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joyce Hatch; aunt, Sylvia Hatch; and uncle, Bradley Smith.

There will be a visitation on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home located at 1200 N. Cloverdale Rd. in Boise, Idaho. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Cloverdale Funeral Home with graveside service immediately following. The family will greet friends prior to the service at the funeral home. A reception will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Cloverdale Reception Center at the above address. Any condolences or tributes can be left at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com.

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BOISE -- The wreckage of a small plane that went missing on a flight from Boise to McCall has been found, according to the Valley County Sheriff's Office. The plane was located in a remote mountainous area south of Smiths Ferry, and it has been confirmed by detectives that the pilot died in the crash.

The pilot has been identified as 34-year-old Nolan W. Smith of Boise. He was the only person on the plane. The body has been retrieved from the crash site.

Authorities say the four-seat Cessna 182 left Boise around 12:30 p.m. Sunday but did not arrive in McCall as scheduled.

The flight path between the two cities has been searched by both radar and cell phone. No flight plan was filed, making it more difficult for crews to narrow the search area.

Officials say the aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter made intermittent transmissions.

The Idaho Civil Air Patrol and the Valley County Search and Rescue conducted searches by air and ground. The wreckage was found by the Civil Air Patrol Monday afternoon north of Banks.

Investigators with the NTSB and the FAA will now take over the scene and investigate the crash. 

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Valley County Search recovered the body of 34-year-old Nolan W. Smith of Boise on Monday, May 14, after his small airplane went missing Sunday, reported the Valley County Sheriff in a news release.

Smith's Cessna 182 was found in the Boise National Forest southeast of Cascade, east of milepost 93 on Idaho 55.

Smith took off from the Boise Airport on Sunday, May 13, according to an Idaho Transportation Department press release, and never arrived at his destination at the McCall Municipal Airport. The report came in about noon Sunday. 

Smith did not file a flight plan, which complicated search efforts, said Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Reed Hollinshead.

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Initially, cellphone data pointed to Boise County, but further information from the emergency locator transmitter in Smith's plane led searchers to Valley County. Searchers on the ground located the plane with support from Civil Air Patrol. 

Original article ➤ http://www.idahostatesman.com

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N4144L: Accident occurred May 14, 2018 in Nooksack, Whatcom County, Washington

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

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/N4144L

Location: Nooksack, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA280
Date & Time: 05/14/2018, 1555 PDT
Registration: N4144L
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, after three attempts to land the airplane at the one-way, private grass airstrip, the wind had become a tailwind. During the fourth approach, the wind was "apparently stabilized", but once he committed to land the wind increased and became a hazard. He added that the airplane was then "too low to abort" and the airplane landed long. Subsequently, the airplane was unable to stop, overran the runway, and impacted a power pole.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and both wings.

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

The automated weather observation system about 9 nautical miles away from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 220° at 5 knots. The pilot landed to the east. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/04/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/11/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 331.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 78.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 245.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N4144L
Model/Series: 172 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17254213
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/07/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6343.75 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 125 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: CYXX, 195 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2300 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 340°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 11000 ft agl
Visibility: 30 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Burlington/Mount Vernon, WA (BVS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nooksack, WA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1515 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  48.883333, -122.283611 (est)



Law enforcement and fire crews responded to the scene of a northern Whatcom County plane crash Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 4 p.m., crews were called to the 6800 block of Goodwin Road near Everson for the report of a small airplane crash, according to emergency radio traffic.

A Cessna airplane struck a power pole with its wing while taxiing after it landed, impacting the power lines, according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft was not in flight at the time, Kenitzer said.

Local authorities said only the pilot was on board, Kenitzer said.

He did not have an update on the pilot's condition, but according to emergency radio traffic, the pilot had a head injury but was conscious, breathing and out of the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Kenitzer said.

The plane was reported to be leaking fuel.

Original article ➤ http://www.bellinghamherald.com

Bell OH-58C, N82857, registered to and operated by Tri-Rotor AG Services: Accident occurred May 12, 2018 in Somerton, Yuma County, Arizona

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

Additional participating entity:

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

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



http://registry.faa.gov/N82857 

Location: Yuma, AZ

Accident Number: WPR18LA140
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 2030 MST
Registration: N82857
Aircraft: BELL OH 58C
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On May 11, 2018, about 2030 mountain standard time, a Bell OH-58C helicopter, N82857, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Yuma, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Tri-Rotor AG Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated from a private airstrip in Somerton, Arizona at 1945.


According to the pilot, he picked up his first load of the evening, and then departed to the north to distribute chemical insecticide to three separate fields. He distributed the insecticide over the first field by flying east to west. After he completed the first pass, he climbed momentarily and started a turn, but immediately felt a vibration that he perceived was coming from the main rotor system. Seconds later, the low rotor rpm light indication illuminated, which was accompanied by multiple other warning lights that the pilot was unable to observe due to his workload at the time. He further added that the low rotor rpm light was engaged for the remainder of the flight. The helicopter began to descend on its own, and as it approached the ground, the pilot flared the helicopter to reduce its vertical speed. After the helicopter landed flat in a bed of sudangrass, the main rotor blades severed the tailboom, the left skid dug into the ground and the helicopter rolled over on its nose and then came to rest on its right side.


The wreckage has been retained for further examination. 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: BELL

Registration: N82857
Model/Series: OH 58C NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: TRI ROTOR SPRAY & CHEMICAL
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: NYL, 213 ft msl
Observation Time: 1957 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.63 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Somerton, AZ (PRIV)
Destination: Somerton, AZ (PRIV) 

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:  32.686111, -114.723889

AEROPRO CZ SRO A240, N481B and Piper PA-28-161, N4121T: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

N481B  Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


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


http://registry.faa.gov/N481B

Location: Chandler, AZ

Accident Number: GAA18CA275A
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 0800 MST
Registration: N481B
Aircraft: AEROPRO CZ S R O A240
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 


According to the pilot in the low-wing airplane, he was cleared by ground control to taxi to runway 22R via "Alpha and November." Taxiway Alpha runs parallel to runway 22R. The pilot approached taxiway Alpha via taxiway Mike, and before entering the intersection of taxiways Alpha and Mike, he "looked in all directions for aircraft" and then proceeded to turn left onto taxiway Alpha without stopping. His airplane's right wing collided with the left side of another airplane already taxiing via Alpha to 22R. He asserted that the other airplane was moving very fast when the collision occurred. His airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron.


According to the student pilot in the high-wing airplane, he received clearance from ground control to taxi to runway 22R via "Alpha and November." He recalled that he was established on Alpha and heading toward 22R with his landing lights on. He saw the low-wing airplane approaching the intersection of taxiway Alpha and Mike from the nonmovement area. He reported that the low-wing airplane turned left onto taxiway Alpha without stopping. The low-wing airplane's right wing collided with the left side of his airplane. His airplane sustained damage to the left-wing lift strut, the left-wing support struts, and the windscreen.


Both pilots reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause and Findings


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The other pilot's failure to stop and yield to the airplane taxiing on the taxiway, which resulted in a ground collision.

Findings


Personnel issues

Task monitoring/vigilance - Pilot of other aircraft (Cause)

Environmental issues

Aircraft - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information


History of Flight


Taxi

Miscellaneous/other
Ground collision (Defining event) 

Pilot Information


Certificate: Student

Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time: (Estimated) 45 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model), 24 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 26 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: AEROPRO CZ S R O

Registration: N481B
Model/Series: A240
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 47816
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/15/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1235 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 232 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: ROTAX
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: 1447 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 264°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.76 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0800 MST
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: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 33.269167, -111.811111 (est)

N4121T  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 Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N4121T

Location: Chandler, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA275B
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 0800 MST
Registration: N4121T
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

According to the pilot in the low-wing airplane, he was cleared by ground control to taxi to runway 22R via "Alpha and November." Taxiway Alpha runs parallel to runway 22R. The pilot approached taxiway Alpha via taxiway Mike, and before entering the intersection of taxiways Alpha and Mike, he "looked in all directions for aircraft" and then proceeded to turn left onto taxiway Alpha without stopping. His airplane's right wing collided with the left side of another airplane already taxiing via Alpha to 22R. He asserted that the other airplane was moving very fast when the collision occurred. His airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron.

According to the student pilot in the high-wing airplane, he received clearance from ground control to taxi to runway 22R via "Alpha and November." He recalled that he was established on Alpha and heading toward 22R with his landing lights on. He saw the low-wing airplane approaching the intersection of taxiway Alpha and Mike from the nonmovement area. He reported that the low-wing airplane turned left onto taxiway Alpha without stopping. The low-wing airplane's right wing collided with the left side of his airplane. His airplane sustained damage to the left-wing lift strut, the left-wing support struts, and the windscreen.

Both pilots reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to stop and yield to the airplane taxiing on the taxiway, which resulted in a ground collision.

Findings

Personnel issues
Task monitoring/vigilance - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Aircraft - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi
Miscellaneous/other
Ground collision (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/10/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/13/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 68 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14 hours (Total, this make and model), 27 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N4121T
Model/Series: PA 28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1996
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2842017
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/14/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2440 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 14672 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D3G
Registered Owner: CHANDLER AIR SERVICE INC.
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator:  CHANDLER AIR SERVICE 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: KCHD, 1243 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1447 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 264°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.76 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Eloy, AZ (E60)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 MST
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: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 33.269167, -111.811111 (est)

Champion Citabria 7ECA, N6333N: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 at Morrilton Municipal Airport (KBDQ), Conway County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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/N6333N

Location: MORRILTON, AR
Accident Number: GAA18CA279
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 1900 CDT
Registration: N6333N
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, while landing to the west with a southwest crosswind, the airplane bounced and veered left, exited the runway, and ground looped to the left. The right main landing gear collapsed and the right wing impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Additionally, the pilot reported that the wind was variable from the northwest at 10 to 15 knots. The airplane landed on runway 27.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
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 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/29/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/26/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1045.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 46.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 970.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Registration: N6333N
Model/Series: 7ECA NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 497
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/05/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-C1
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
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: KRUE, 403 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 291°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:   10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Conway, AR (AR88)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: MORRILTON, AR (BDQ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1830 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MORRILTON MUNI (BDQ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 321 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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:  35.136389, -92.715000 (est)

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N429ES: Incident occurred May 11, 2018 and Accident occurred October 05, 2016 at John Rodgers Field (PHJR), Kapolei, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft landed hard with a prop strike.

Barbers Point Flight School LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N429ES

Date: 11-MAY-18
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N429ES
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: KAPOLEI
State: HAWAII

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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


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


Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Kapolei, HI
Accident Number: GAA17CA025
Date & Time: 10/05/2016, 1200 HDT
Registration: N429ES
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that during the landing flare he pitched up "higher than what is normal" and the airplane bounced three times during the touchdown. The pilot further reported that he was able to taxi the airplane to the ramp, but he noticed the nose wheel was flat.

During a 100-hour maintenance inspection conducted a week later, it was revealed that the firewall sustained substantial damage.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 
The pilot's use of an excessive pitch attitude during the landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Pitch control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Hard landing (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age:40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/30/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/31/2015
Flight Time: (Estimated) 2034 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39 hours (Total, this make and model), 1302 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N429ES
Model/Series: 172 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17280296
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/12/2016, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: IO-360 SER
Registered Owner: BARBERS POINT FLIGHT SCHOOL LLC
Rated Power: 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: PHNL, 7 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 81°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3300 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 22°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots, 60°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LIHUE, HI (LIH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kapolei, HI (JRF)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1100 HDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: KALAELOA (JOHN RODGERS FIELD) (JRF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 30 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4500 ft / 200 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None

Latitude, Longitude:  21.302778, -158.078611 (est)