Saturday, May 12, 2018

Cessna 177 Cardinal: Incident occurred May 12, 2018 at Pitt-Greenville Airport (KPGV), North Carolina

A pilot in a single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing at Pitt-Greenville Airport on Saturday even though the airport’s runways were closed for resurfacing, according to the airport.

The incident occurred about noon when the pilot encountered a problem in his Cessna 177 Cardinal and radioed that he would be making an emergency landing, airport director Betty Stansbury reported in a news release. 

The pilot was en route from Brunswick, Georgia, to Edenton and landed on one of two runways at the facility. Stansbury said neither the pilot nor construction crews were harmed, and the plane and construction equipment were not damaged. 

“Both runways at PGV are closed for paving in the intersection of the two runways, but paving finished last night,” Stansbury said Saturday.

Construction crews cleared from the runways in order to allow the aircraft to depart at 3 p.m. The short runway is expected to reopen Monday morning, with the long runway reopening by Friday afternoon.

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

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An airplane made an emergency landing at the Pitt-Greenville Airport around noon Saturday.

The single engine Cessna 177 flying from Brunswick, Georgia to Edenton, North Carolina landed on runway 20, which is currently closed for repairs.

There was no damage to the plane and the one person inside the plane was not injured, Pitt Greenville Airport Director Betty Stansbury said.

The equipment and construction crews working on the runway were also not damaged or harmed during the emergency landing, Stansbury said.

The plane was able to depart around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Both runways at PGV have been closed as crews work to pave the intersection between the two runways. The short runway is expected to reopen Monday morning and the long runway is expected to reopen by Friday afternoon, Stansbury said.

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

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A single engine Cessna 177 Cardinal had to make an emergency landing at the Pitt-Greenville Airport Saturday around noon.

The plane, which was enroute from Brunswick, GA to Edenton, NC, landed on runway 20, which is currently closed for repair. There was no damage to the plane and the single occupant was not injured.

Airport spokeswoman Betty Stansbury said no construction workers were hurt and no equipment was damaged.

The aircraft later departed PGV around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The short runway at the airport is expected to reopen Monday morning, with the longer runway reopening by Friday afternoon.

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

Aviat A-1B Husky, N33HY: Accident occurred December 19, 2017 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), 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

http://registry.faa.gov/N33HY

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA091
Date & Time: 12/19/2017, 1515 MST
Registration: N33HY
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A-1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot in the tailwheel equipped airplane, his intent was to perform a wheel landing, but during touchdown, the airplane bounced, and a gust of wind lifted the left wing. The pilot applied left stick and right rudder to maintain directional control. The left wing settled, the nose of the airplane yawed to the right, and the tailwheel settled to the runway. The pilot applied aft stick and left rudder, but the left wing lifted again, and the nose yawed to the left. The right wing struck the ground and the airplane exited the runway to the left, where the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest on the right wingtip and began leaking fuel.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/21/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 247 hours (Total, all aircraft), 58 hours (Total, this make and model), 138 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC
Registration: N33HY
Model/Series: A-1 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2410
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/19/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 718 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1P
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KDVT, 1455 ft msl
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 129°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: PHOENIX DEER VALLEY (DVT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1478 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8196 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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:  33.688333, -112.082500 (est)

Apollo Gyro AG1, N15LU: Accident occurred December 17, 2017 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N15LU

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Accident Number: GAA18CA086
Date & Time: 12/17/2017, 1540 PST
Registration: N15LU
Aircraft: HALLEY KFT APOLLO
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot in the experimental amateur-built gyroplane, he landed on a taxiway and taxied to the runway intersection. The intersection was on the right side of runway 30R. The ramp where the pilot wanted to park, was across both runways, on the left side of runway 30L.

Unfamiliar with the capabilities of the gyroplane, the tower asked the pilot to air taxi to the ramp. The pilot informed the tower that he could either ground taxi, or takeoff and land on runway 30L, then taxi to the ramp. Tower and the pilot agreed to the latter.

He further reported that in anticipation of taxiing to parking, he had allowed the Gyroplane's rotor speed to decrease, and when he turned the gyroplane back onto the taxiway in the gusting wind, the main rotor struck the empennage and the pusher-propeller.

The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage and rotor system.

The METAR at the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 330° at 14kts and gusting to 19kts.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board's Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot identified in the Owner Safety Recommendation section, that this accident could have been prevented if he had waited for the rotor blades to stop completely before repositioning the gyroplane for taxi.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Foreign; Private
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/08/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 10151 hours (Total, all aircraft), 938 hours (Total, this make and model), 9901 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.14 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/17/2018
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HALLEY KFT
Registration: N15LU
Model/Series: APOLLO AG-01
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 010416
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/01/2017, Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1232 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 13.4 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
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: KVGT, 2203 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 319°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / -9°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 19 knots, 330°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: North Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: North Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  PST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: NORTH LAS VEGAS (VGT)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 2205 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: 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:  36.210556, -115.194444 (est)

Piper PA-32R-300, N8209C: Accident occurred December 14, 2017 at Kwigillingok Airport (GGV), Alaska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wasilla, Alaska

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/N8209C

Location: Kwigillingok, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA088
Date & Time: 12/14/2017, 1323 AKS
Registration: N8209C
Aircraft: PIPER PA 32R
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

According to the pilot, he landed on runway 15 instead of runway 33 because he did not want to make a 180° turn and taxi back on the runway.

He reported that, when he turned final the sun was in his eyes and the airplane landed short. During landing, the right main landing gear collided with "deep snow" during the flare, and the airplane veered to the right and collided with a snow berm.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing spar, horizontal stabilizer and the fuselage.

Per the National Transportation Safety Board's Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot identified in the Owner Safety Recommendation section, that this accident could have been prevented if he had used runway 33, and not had the sun in his eyes during landing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Foreign
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/20/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 21860 hours (Total, all aircraft), 350 hours (Total, this make and model), 21115 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 185.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N8209C
Model/Series: PA 32R 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32R-7680082
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/05/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 12128.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-KIA50
Registered Owner: RENFRO, MICHAEL W.
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: Paklook AIR
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135); On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: Yute Commuter Service
Operator Designator Code: T72A 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAKI, 19 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 278°
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C / -11°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 40°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.53 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bethel, AK (ABE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Kwigillingok, AK (GGV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1242 AKS
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: KWIGILLINGOK (GGV)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel; Snow
Airport Elevation: 21 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 15
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1835 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 59.875556, -163.168056 (est)

CSA SportCruiser, N227US: Accident occurred December 09, 2017 at Sacramento Executive Airport (KSAC), California


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

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/N227US



Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Location: Sacramento, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA077
Date & Time: 12/09/2017, 1340 PST
Registration: N227US
Aircraft: Czech Sport Aircraft a.s. Sport Cruiser
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, during the initial climb, he realized that the canopy was not latched properly and had opened in flight. The pilot attempted to secure the canopy, but he was unsuccessful. He decided to terminate the flight and land; however, his airspeed was too fast during the touchdown and the airplane landed hard. The landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid across the runway. The pilot reported that when the airplane came to rest, he saw that a fuel line had ruptured, and he immediately exited the airplane. The airplane caught fire and was extinguished by first responders.

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

According to the National Transportation Safety Board's Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot annotated in the Owner Safety Recommendation section, that this accident could have been prevented, "If I manually checked the canopy after I latched it I would have discovered the latch did not catch." 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/02/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 569.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 319.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: Czech Sport Aircraft a.s.
Registration: N227US
Model/Series: Sport Cruiser
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: P1102027
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/24/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 297.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912 ULS
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: KSAC, 25 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 193°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 6°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  9 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.32 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sacramento, CA (SAC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sacramento, CA (SAC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1340 PST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: SACRAMENTO EXECUTIVE (SAC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 23 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5503 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  38.512500, -121.493333 (est)

North American T-6G Texan, N2996Q: Accident occurred December 05, 2017 at Hampton Roads Executive Airport (KPVG) , Chesapeake, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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

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


Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Chesapeake, VA
Accident Number: GAA18CA068
Date & Time: 12/05/2017, 1400 EST
Registration: N2996Q
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN T 6
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, the airplane approached runway 10 in a "significant right crosswind," which diminished when the airplane touched down. The airplane touched down first on the right main wheel and the tailwheel about 70 knots airspeed, and when the left main wheel touched down the airplane veered to the right. He applied left rudder, left brake and maintained aft stick pressure, however, the inputs were ineffective.

The airplane exited the right side of the runway and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, the vertical stabilizer and the rudder.

The METAR at the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 180° at 7kts.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification:  Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/14/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 19700 hours (Total, all aircraft), 96 hours (Total, this make and model), 17800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 37 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: NORTH AMERICAN
Registration: N2996Q
Model/Series: T 6 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 49-3071
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R-1340AN-1
Registered Owner: SHADOW VENTURES LLC
Rated Power: 600 hp
Operator: SHADOW VENTURES LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 



Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPVG, 23 ft msl
Observation Time: 1946 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 27°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 17°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 190°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chesapeake, VA (KPVG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chesapeake, VA (KPVG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1350 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (PVG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 28 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5350 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Stop and Go; 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: 36.780833, -76.451389 (est)

Cessna 402C, N2748Y: Incident occurred July 02, 2018 at Nantucket Memorial Airport (KACK) and Accident occurred December 04, 2017 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

While on taxiway aircraft had cockpit fire.

Cape Associates Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N2748Y

Date: 02-JUL-18
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N2748Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: CAPE AIR
City: NANTUCKET
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

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/N2748Y

Location: Hyannis, MA
Accident Number: GAA18CA071
Date & Time: 12/04/2017, 1725 EST
Registration: N2748Y
Aircraft: CESSNA 402
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, he took off at night, and during the initial climb about 800ft above the ground, the airplane ran into a flock of birds. The pilot declared an emergency with the tower and landed the airplane without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wind screen and the windscreen frame.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/31/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6400 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5000 hours (Total, this make and model), 5900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2748Y
Model/Series: 402 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 402C0248
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/05/2017, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 33449.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-VB
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 325 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135); Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYA, 55 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 155°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2200 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.47 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1720 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Airport:  Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field (HYA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 54 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 06
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5425 ft / 150 ft
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:  41.668889, -70.280278 (est)

Aveko VL-3C-1, N876MB: Accident occurred November 24, 2017 at Northampton Airport (7B2), Hampshire County, Massachusetts

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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/N876MB


Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: NORTHAMPTON, MA
Accident Number: GAA18CA065
Date & Time: 11/24/2017, 0800 EST
Registration: N876MB
Aircraft: AVEKO SRO VL-3C-1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, during the landing flare the airplane was fast, and he tried to bleed off the airspeed by applying back pressure, but the airplane ballooned. Upon touch down the airplane porpoised, after which, the airplane veered to the left and exited the left side of the runway. The airplane impacted the visual approach slope indicator lights that were located on the left side of the runway.

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

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/15/2015
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 156.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 17.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 129.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: AVEKO SRO
Registration: N876MB
Model/Series: VL-3C-1 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: VL-3-29
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/15/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 142.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912 ULS
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: KCEF, 241 ft msl
Observation Time: 1256 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 156°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C / -5°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chicopee, MA (KCEF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: NORTHAMPTON, MA (7B2)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: NORTHAMPTON (7B2)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 121 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 14
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3335 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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:  42.328056, -72.611111 (est)