Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cessna 182P Skylane, HC-CJN, Amazonía Verde: Fatal accident occurred August 23, 2019 in Warintza, Morona Santiago, Ecuador

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA532
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, August 23, 2019 in Warintza, Morona Santiago, Ecuador
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Ecuador has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Cessna 182 airplane that occurred on August 23, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Ecuador's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Ecuador.

El equipo ROCOM del Batallón de Operaciones Especiales en Selva 47 “IWIAS”, en coordinación con la Dirección General Aviación Civil, Grupo de Aviación del Ejército N°44 «Pastaza» y Servicio Aéreo Policial, apoyo a la búsqueda y rescate de la aeronave Cessna 182 de la Compañía Amazonía Verde que se accidentó en el límite entre Morona Santiago y Zamora Chinchipe, sector Wuarintza, la tarde de ayer viernes 23 de agosto 2019 a eso de las 14h20, con un saldo fatal de cuatro muertes, incluido el piloto.


Lista de ocupantes reportados como víctimas fatales de la avioneta en comunidad Warints, Limón Indanza

Piloto: Capitán Carlos Montenegro

Esta tarde de sábado, mediante rueda de prensa, la mesa de seguridad presidida por el Gobernador de la provincia, Juan León Pilco, junto al capitán Juan Arcos Tuitza, delegado de la Dirección General de Aviación Civil, informaron a la ciudadanía que gracias a la acción conjunta de Fuerzas Armadas, FAE, Policía Nacional, Cuerpo de Bomberos y comuneros del lugar se localizó la aeronave, lamentablemente además se confirmó el deceso de los cuatro ocupantes:

* Capitán Carlos Montenegro
* Pasajero 1 Renato Tseremp
* Pasajero 2 Josefina Wuachapa 
* Pasajero 3 Federico Tsuink

El accidente se produjo , viernes 23 de agosto del 2019, en horas de la mañana, en esta zona agreste ubicada en el sur de la provincia. Dependiendo de las condiciones del tiempo, las autoridades correspondientes, el día de mañana domingo realizarían el traslado de los cuerpos, aunque dependerá de otros factores como el clima y la extracción de los mismos.


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La avioneta Cessna 182 de la empresa Amazonía Verde fue encontrada a las 14:00 del sábado 24 de agosto en el río Coangos por las Fuerzas Armadas.

Los familiares del capitán Carlos Montenegro, quien piloteaba la avioneta Cessna de Amazonía Verde, que se accidentó el viernes 23 de agosto de 2019 en Morona Santiago, piden más información a las autoridades sobre el proceso de búsqueda de la tripulación.

La mañana de este domingo 25 de agosto salió un helicóptero de las Fuerzas Armadas desde Macas con militares y policías hacia el sector de Warintza. La nave fue encontrada a las 14:00 del sábado 24 en el río Coangos, en el cantón Limón-Indanza, en Morona Santiago. Ese sector es difícil acceso y está a cinco minutos de vuelo de la comunidad Warintza.

Darío Vinueza es familiar de Montenegro. Según él, han recibido información de personas que están en Warintza sobre el proceso de búsqueda, pero no de las autoridades de forma oficial.

Vinueza conoce que la aeronave está literalmente clavada en el río que tiene aguas turbias, por lo que “no se puede precisar si los cuerpos están dentro o fueron arrastrados por la corriente”. Dice que nadie puede confirmar la presencia de cadáveres.

Aseguró que se tiene previsto continuar con el operativo este lunes 26 de agosto, pero con buzos expertos en aguas rápidas y con equipamientos para intentar sacar la avioneta.

El jefe del Cuerpo de Bomberos de Morona, Carlos Loza, confirmó que la corriente del río Coangos impidió cumplir con el operativo y que este lunes se continuará con las labores buscando nuevas estrategias.

En la avioneta de Amazonía Verde viajaban Montenegro y los pasajeros Josefina Wuachapa, Federico Tsuink y Renato Tserem.


https://www.elcomercio.com


La Mesa de seguridad de Morona Santiago, confirmó la muerte de los tripulantes de avioneta siniestrada en el cantón Limón Indanza.

Las autoridades de la Mesa de Seguridad de Morona Santiago confirmaron la tarde de este sábado 24 de agosto de 2019, el fallecimiento de los cuatro tripulantes de la avioneta Cessna de la Fundación Amazonía Verde, que se accidentó el viernes 23 de agosto de 2019 en Warintsa.

Tres grupos de rescate ingresaron la mañana de este sábado 24 de agosto al lugar vía terrestre y hubo sobrevuelos de los helicópteros del Ejército y la Policía y otra avioneta de la fundación.

En el sector del hallazgo se construye un helipuerto para rescatar los cadáveres y llevarlos a Macas. La zona de Warintsa está ubicada en el cantón Limón Indanza, en el sur de Morona Santiago. El sitio del accidente es difícil acceso y no existe señal de teléfono.

En la aeronave, que cubría la ruta Macas-Warintza-Macas, viajaban el piloto Carlos Montenegro y los profesores Josefina Wuachapa, Federico Tsuink y Renato Tserem.

El accidente fue reportado al ECU-911 a las 14:23 del viernes 23 de agosto. Desde entonces se realiza la búsqueda. Ayer, se reinstaló la Mesa de Seguridad en el ECU-911 de Macas, la capital de Morona Santiago. La intención fue coordinar el trabajo de los equipos de socorro, que son apoyados por indígenas shuar de la zona de Warintsa.


https://www.elcomercio.com


Equipos especiales de rescate en tierra y aéreo del Ejército participan en una operación de búsqueda y rescate de la avioneta accidentada.


La aeronave se accidentó el viernes en el límite entre las provincias selváticas de Morona Santiago y Zamora Chinchipe (sureste), señaló el organismo en un comunicado.

El accidente de una avioneta de pasajeros en la selva de la Amazonía de Ecuador dejó cuatro muertos, informó el sábado la Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC).

El aparato, un Cessna 182 de la empresa Amazonía Verde, transportaba a cuatro personas, entre el piloto y tres indígenas amazónicos que viajaban como pasajeros.

La aeronave se accidentó el viernes en el límite entre las provincias selváticas de Morona Santiago y Zamora Chinchipe (sureste), señaló el organismo en un comunicado.

"La tarde del sábado, tras varias horas de trabajo sobre el difícil terreno, personal del Ejército ecuatoriano y otros organismos de socorro encontraron la aeronave siniestrada y los cuerpos de los ocupantes", agregó.


Una Junta Investigadora de Accidentes se trasladó al lugar del percance para tratar de determinar las causa, reportó la DGAC.

Contractor dead after falling from McCampbell-Porter Airport (KTFP) roof




A contractor working on the roof of the McCampbell-Porter Airport in Aransas Pass fell to his death around 10:20 a.m. Thursday, according to the San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody.

Moody said contractors working for a construction company called Mexican National were doing some Hurricane Harvey-related repairs on the roof of a hangar. One of the workers, a 42-year-old Hispanic male, did not have his safety harness hooked up properly and stepped off the roof, falling all the way down.

The victim has not yet been identified. A Justice of the Peace has ordered an autopsy be done to see if there was anything medically wrong with him at the time of the accident.

The building being worked on at the airport is the Third Coast Squadron Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum.

According to County Judge Terry Simpson, the Air Force leases the hangar from San Patricio County. The organization uses it to house the museum and a collection of antique aircraft.

The airport manager believes Mexican National was a subcontractor and was made up of a group of family members. The workers had just started doing the roof repairs two days ago.

This was the second major incident to happen at the airport in less than a year. Last July, a man on a mower at the airport tried to get across a runway in front of an airplane and caused it to crash. Fortunately, there were no injuries in that case.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kiiitv.com

Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk, US Army 1st Armored Division: Incident occurred May 17, 2018 in El Paso, Texas





EL PASO, Texas — A power outage at Parkland Elementary School happened when a Black Hawk helicopter accidentally dropped an ammunition can on the school, Ysleta Independent School District officials said.

The incident happened around 3:45 p.m Thursday. Fort Bliss officials said the helicopter was en route to conduct aircraft gunnery at the Fort Bliss range complex.

The ammunition can, which weighs about 40 pounds, made a hole in the roof and landed in a classroom. The incident caused a power outage in a portion of the building, district officials said.

Classes for students were over when the incident happened. The district said no students or staff were in danger.

Military police responded to the school and an investigation is underway.

"We have high standards and meet these standards on a daily basis. We will look into why we did not meet these standards yesterday during this event ," Col. Steve Murphy, garrison commander for Fort Bliss, said.

Fort Bliss is working with the district to assess and pay for the damage.

Story and video ➤ http://kfoxtv.com

Piper PA-18, N7265K: Accident occurred May 17, 2018 at Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, New Mexico

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico 

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/N7265K

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Accident Number: CEN18CA176
Date & Time: 05/17/2018, 1847 MDT
Registration: N7265K
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

After an uneventful 40-minute cross country flight, the pilot set up to land his tailwheel airplane. The pilot checked with the tower and they reported the wind from 240 degrees at 17 knots, gusting to 25 knots. The pilot set up to land on runway 22. The pilot stated that upon landing, the aircraft encountered a strong gusty crosswind and he lost directional control. The aircraft veered to the left across the runway surface and flipped inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the wings, wing struts, and fuselage.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 53, 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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time:  1540 hours (Total, all aircraft), 12 hours (Total, this make and model), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7265K
Model/Series: PA 18 105
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-158
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1499 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1400 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: Two Golf Tango, LLC
Rated Power: 150 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: AEG, 5837 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1847 MDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 16000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 24 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / -15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Farmington, NM (FMN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Albuquerque, NM (AEG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1740 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Double Eagle II Airport (AEG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5837 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7398 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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:  35.145278, -106.795278 (est)



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Officials at the Double Eagle II airport west of Albuquerque say a small plane flipped before crashing while it was attempting to take off shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the pilot was the only person on board the aircraft and they suffered only minor injuries.

According to State Police, the Federal Aviation Administration has been called in to investigate the cause of the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kob.com

Boeing 777-300ER, N725AN: Incident occurred November 28, 2019 at Miami International Airport (KMIA), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami

Aircraft headed back to gate and was watered down after smoke detected trailing from tail section.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N725AN

Date: 29-NOV-19
Time: 01:10:00Z
Regis#: N725AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 77W
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL38
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

FK Lightplanes FK-9 ELA SW, N611SP: Incident occurred May 17, 2018 near Purdue University Airport (KLAF), Tippecanoe County, Indiana and Accident occurred January 01, 2014 in Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft force landed in a field. 

http://registry.faa.gov/N611SP

Date: 17-MAY-18
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N611SP
Aircraft Make: FK LIGHTPLANES
Aircraft Model: FK9 ELA SW
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: INDIANA



A Purdue plane made an emergency landing in a field near Shadeland Thursday afternoon. There were no injuries.

A two-seater plane was forced to make an emergency landing near Shadeland at approximately 4:52 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities. 

The Purdue plane was being flown as part of the Able Flight program operated out of the Purdue Airport, according to a University spokesman. 

It had taken off with the intent of completing routine flying patterns and was on its way back to the airport when the plane experienced an engine failure, the Purdue spokesman said. 

The Able Flight program provides people with disabilities the opportunity to acquire their light sport pilots license, according to a press release. The intensive program requires students to fly with a Purdue flight instructor up to three times per day. 

Deputy Ryne Shoemaker said the instructor was piloting at the time of the emergency landing. 

The most recent reports indicate the two passengers suffered no injuries.

After being cleared by medical staff on scene, the University spokesman said the two will be transported back to the Purdue airport. The plane will remain on sight until the Federal Aviation Administration conducts its investigation. At which point, it, too, will be transported back to the airport. 

A representative with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Department said the Purdue Police Department will take the lead in the investigation. 

https://www.purdueexponent.org



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Losing power thousands of feet in the air might be a cause for concern, but two people inside a single-engine plane safely landed on terra firma southwest of the Purdue Airport.

The plane is a university plane, and it lost power about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office.

The plane's pilot glided the aircraft to a recently planted bean field north of Tippecanoe County Road 300 South and west of Shadeland, according to the sheriff's office.

Neither of the two people in the plane suffered any injuries in the emergency landing.

After an initial inspection of the plane, it did not appear to be damaged, according to the sheriff's office.

Purdue's Hanger 6 investigators are heading up the probe and will contact the necessary agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.jconline.com



LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Emergency crews were called to a field near Shadeland Thursday afternoon for a report of a small plane making an emergency landing. 

It happened around 4:45 p.m.

Initial reports indicated there were minor injuries. Deputies with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office who were on scene said there were no injuries.

Deputies said an instructor and student out of the Purdue University Airport were on board.

They believe something went wrong with the engine and the plane just started to glide. The instructor was able to step in and make a quick decision.

"She didn't think that the aircraft could make it back to the airport, so she found a safe field to land it. Nobody was injured and there was no damage done," said Deputy Ryne Shoemaker.

The Federal Aviation Administration was called in to continue the investigation.

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


Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hapeville, Georgia
Commission of Aircraft Accident Investigation; Warszawa
Austrian Civil Aviation Safety Investigation; Vienna
Rotax - Technical Advisor to Austria; Vernon, BC

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/N611SP



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Canton, GA
Accident Number: ERA14LA089
Date & Time: 01/04/2014, 1530 EST
Registration: N611SP
Aircraft: FK LIGHTPLANES FK9 ELA SW
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, while in cruise flight, the engine experienced a partial power loss. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude, so the pilot chose to perform an off-airport landing to an open field. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered a berm, became airborne, and then landed hard.

Examination of the engine revealed that the carburetor float chamber vent lines had been incorrectly routed to the air filter. The engine manufacturer’s installation manual cautioned that the float chamber vent lines must not be routed into the slipstream or down the firewall because “pressure differences between the intake pressure in the carburetor chambers may lead to engine malfunction due to incorrect fuel supply.” Therefore, it is likely that the incorrectly installed vent line resulted in back pressure to the float bowl that exceeded the normal operating range, which would have affected the engine’s fuel-air mixture and led to the partial loss of engine power.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A partial loss of engine power during cruise flight due to an overly lean fuel-air mixture, which resulted from an incorrectly installed float chamber vent line and led to a subsequent off-airport landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Engine (reciprocating) - Incorrect service/maintenance (Cause)

Personnel issues
Installation - Maintenance personnel (Cause)

Environmental issues
Rough terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On January 4, 2014, about 1530 eastern standard time, a FK Lightplanes FK9, light-sport airplane, N611SP, was substantially damaged following a partial loss of engine power while in cruise flight near Canton, Georgia. The pilot subsequently made an off airport forced landing to an open field. The certificated private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight destined for Cobb County Airport – McCollum Field (RYY), Kennesaw, Georgia. The fight originated from Mustang Field Airport (0GA1), Hartwell, Georgia, about 1500. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to the pilot, while in cruise flight the fuel pressure gauge indicated a decrease in fuel pressure from 5.4 gallons per hour (gph) to 0.1 gph and the rpm subsequently decreased. After activating the auxiliary fuel pump, he was able to restart the engine; however, only partial power was restored. Unable to maintain altitude, an off airport emergency landing was performed to a nearby field. Upon landing the airplane encountered a berm, became airborne, and landed hard, which resulted in the left main landing gear and nose landing gear to separating from the airplane.

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

The pilot, age 30, held a private and sport pilot certificate for airplane single-engine land, and a third-class medical certificated issued December 10, 2012. The pilot reported 83.7 total flight hours with 16.8 of those hours in the accident aircraft make and model.

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION

The two-seat, high-wing, fixed-gear airplane was built in 2010. It was powered by a Rotax 912ULS 100-hp engine and was driven by a Warpdrive DUC 3-blade fixed-pitch propeller. The most recent condition inspection was completed on March 5, 2013 with a recorded aircraft time in service of 503.0 hours. According to the pilot, at the time of the accident, the aircraft had accumulated 590.9 total hours.

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

The recorded weather at Cherokee County Airport (CNI), Canton, Georgia, which was located 8 miles to the northwest of the accident location, included overcast clouds at 1500 feet above ground level, wind from 090 degrees at 9 knots, temperature 2 degrees C, and dew point -11 degrees C.

WRECKAGE AND IMPACT INFORMATION

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that it came to rest with the left wing contacting the ground and the firewall was damaged. The left wing fuel tank had an undetermined amount of fuel and the right wing fuel tank was devoid of fuel. Initial examination of the engine revealed compression on all cylinders and the automotive fuel, that was located throughout the fuel system, was free of debris.

Examination of the engine by a representative from the engine manufacturer, with FAA oversight, revealed that the engine remained attached to the airframe and that the spark plugs appeared "normal" in appearance. The electric fuel pump was tested and was operational, fuel was present in the fuel bowls, and the airframe fuel vent tube was observed with no blockage noted. The engine was started and operated at normal power settings utilizing the fuel from the aircraft, with no abnormalities noted. Further examination revealed that the float chamber vent lines had been routed from the carburetor into the air filter. The engine did not have, nor was it required to have, carburetor heat and utilized radiant heating from the engine to minimize carburetor icing possibilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rotax Installation Manual

A review of the Rotax installation manual for the 912 Series engine, Chapter 15.1 "Requirements on the carburetor" provided a caution message which stated in part, "The float chamber venting lines have to be routed into a ram-air and vacuum free zone or into the airbox…these lines must not be routed into the slipstream or down the firewall. Pressure differences between intake pressure in the carburetor chambers may lead to engine malfunction due to incorrect fuel supply."

According to a representative from the engine manufacturer, the routing of the carburetor venting line to the air filters influenced the fuel-air mixture of the engine and, in certain flight conditions, the engine may experience a lack of fuel due in part to the back pressure in the float bowl exceeding the normal operating range.

FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin

A review of FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin, CE-09-35, dated June 30, 2009, revealed that the temperature and dew point at CNI was not conducive to carburetor icing.

History of Flight

Enroute-cruise
Loss of engine power (partial)

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing

Landing-landing roll
Landing gear collapse (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 30
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/10/2012
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 83.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 16.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 45.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: FK LIGHTPLANES
Registration: N611SP
Model/Series: FK9 ELA SW
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 09-419
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/05/2013, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1144 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 61 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 591 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: BLALOCK WESLEY F
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: KCNI, 1219 ft msl
Observation Time: 1535 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 307°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Thin Overcast / 1500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -11°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 90°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hartwell, GA (0GA1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Atlanta, GA (RYY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CHEROKEE COUNTY (CNI)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 1219 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough; Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing

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: 34.230833, -84.295278 (est)

Spirit Airlines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred December 30, 2019 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

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

Aircraft struck a catering truck during pushback.

Date: 30-DEC-19
Time: 13:13:00Z
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: NKS404
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Glasair FT, N4EJ: Accident occurred May 16, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Colorado

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado


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/N4EJ

Location: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN18LA180
Date & Time: 05/16/2018, 1520 MDT
Registration: N4EJ
Aircraft: Roger G White Glasair
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 16, 2018, about 1520 mountain daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Roger G White Glasair airplane, N4EJ, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion after landing on runway 12L (9,000 ft by 100 ft, asphalt) at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Vance Brand Airport (LMO), Longmont, Colorado about 1500 and was destined for BJC.

The pilot reported that he was relocating the airplane from LMO to BJC for modification of the fuel injection system after a recent sale. He noted that his preflight inspection and run-up did not reveal any anomalies. He specifically checked the brakes and detected no problems. The takeoff, cruise, and landing approach were conducted without incident. However, during the landing rollout, the airplane started drifting to the left and he applied right rudder to correct. He subsequently attempted to apply right brake pressure to further correct for the drift as the airplane was traveling about 50 knots. At that time, the right brake pedal "went to the floor;" there was "zero" right brake available. The airplane departed the left side of the runway, crossed the grass, and came to rest on the parallel taxiway.

A postrecovery examination conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right brake line was broken near the upper end of the landing gear strut. The brake line consisted of a flexible plastic line at that location. The brake master cylinder was intact. No anomalies were observed related to the brake master cylinder or the caliper assemblies.

The airplane was equipped with a free castering nose wheel and did not have any nose wheel steering capability. Directional control during ground operations was maintained with differential braking. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Glider; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/16/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/18/2016
Flight Time: 14800 hours (Total, all aircraft), 250 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Roger G White
Registration: N4EJ
Model/Series: Glasair FT
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1990
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 265
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/08/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 0 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1589.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A3A
Registered Owner: Gene W Gay
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: BJC, 5673 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1545 MDT
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  50 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 120°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Longmont, CO (LMO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1500 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Rocky Mountain Muni (BJC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5673 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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)

Zenith CH-701, N44CP: Accident occurred May 16, 2018 in Jackson, Wyoming

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N44CP

Location: Jackson, WY
Accident Number: CEN18LA178
Date & Time: 05/16/2018, 1000 MDT
Registration: N44CP
Aircraft: PEET CHARLES ZENITH CH 701
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 16, 2018, about 1700 mountain standard time, a Zenith 701, N44CP, experienced a rough running engine on downwind leg for landing at a private grass strip in Jackson, Wyoming. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the private pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PEET CHARLES
Registration: N44CP
Model/Series: ZENITH CH 701 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
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:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

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:




A Wyoming pilot credits a religion class he took decades ago for helping him survive two small plane crashes.

Charlie Peet says his Zenith CH 701, an "off airport" plane, has decided twice that it "just didn't want to fly anymore." The first time, in 2013, Peet took off from his ranch and went up about 50 feet before the plane stalled and started to cartwheel to the ground. He walked away from that accident with only a broken ankle.

Then on May 16th he took off from his driveway and noticed the engine wasn't running correctly.

“With a rough engine that thing could quit on me any time,” Peet said. “I came in high and fast because if the engine quit, I wanted to be on the runway. I just wanted to survive it.”

Peet tried to make an emergency landing but came in too hard. The plane was totaled, but he crawled out with just some cuts and bruises.

His secret to survival: A tip taught to him in college by a Catholic priest. 

"God gave you your intellect, your ability, reason … in your mind you can solve your problems," Peet recalls. 

The plane crashes aren't the only time Peet has tested this advice. One Christmas Eve in Minnesota he was driving his car across a frozen lake when the tires crashed through the ice. He threw his son out the door but he got caught on the door handle and was pulled down into the icy water with the car. 

When the car hit bottom he freed himself and swam up to the hole in the ice illuminated by his cars taillights. But when he reached the top, he couldn't pull himself out of the water, because of how soaked through and heavy his clothes had become. 

That's when he again thought back to the words spoken by the priest: "There's a solution in the back of your mind, use it." 

Peet put one arm up on the surface of the ice, and let it sit there and freeze, then he did the same with the other arm, anchoring himself so he could pull himself up and out.

"I pulled myself right out of the water. I picked up my son, and we got a ride home," he said.

"You know the biggest killer we have is panic; it shuts off your brain," Peet said. "It stops you from thinking about what you should really be doing."

While the tip may have helped him stay calm through some pretty dicey situations, his wife of 51 years says it's not much help to her.

"I'm used to being in near-panic, living with Charlie," she said.




The pilot of a small experimental aircraft is OK after his plane crashed near Bryan Flat Road in the Hoback Canyon.

Law enforcement officers were called to the scene a little after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The small yellow single-engine tail-dragger has the tail number N44CP, which is registered to Charles Peet.

Teton County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Staynon confirmed that Peet was reported to be piloting the plane when it crashed, marking the second time the plane, with Peet flying it, has gone down in the area.

Nearly five years ago, on June 28, 2013, Peet crashed his experimental plane as he was taking off from the grass strip at his ranch, the Grumpy Moose, right where Wednesday’s crash happened. In a 2013 Jackson Hole News&Guide article, Peet’s wife, Marty Peet, said he had been flying since about age 15, and he was reported to be 80 then.

“I’ve led the luckiest life of any man in the world,” he said in 2013. “You can’t imagine the things I’ve been through.”

Emergency officials said Peet was bumped and banged up, but otherwise OK and alert with no obvious life-threatening injuries. An ambulance transported him to St. John’s Medical Center.

Teton County sheriff’s Deputy Lloyd Funk said Peet “said it was a mechanical malfunction.”

Staynon said the National Transportation Safety Board plans to send an investigator to the crash site.

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





JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A light, two-person aircraft has crashed along Highway 191 at Bryan Flat.

The pilot of the plane was not seriously injured and was transported by ground to St. John’s Hospital. The incident occurred at approximately 3:06pm.

The yellow plane, with tail number N44CP could be seen upside-down near the iconic moose statue at Bryan Flat. It is a Zenith CH 701 single-engine fixed wing craft.

The pilot has not yet been identified. The plane is registered to a Charles Peet with an address on Bryan Flat Road.

If it was Peet and his Zenith, it is not the first time the plane has crashed. The 85-year-old crashed that same plane in June 2013 at the same place. He walked away from that wreck with only scratches. Peet built the kit plane some seven years ago.

NTSB has requested photos of the scene for its investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://buckrail.com