Thursday, May 24, 2018

American AA-1, N5787L: Accident occurred May 24, 2018 near Spruce Creek Airport (7FL6), Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft crashed into yard.

http://registry.faa.gov/N5787L

Date: 24-MAY-18
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N5787L
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AA 1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PORT ORANGE
State: FLORIDA


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - For the second time this week, a small plane went down near the Spruce Creek Fly-In community, officials from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon.

Deputies referred to the incident as a crash, but said it appears the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing. The plane went down in the woods about 50 feet from a resident's yard near State Road 415 at 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

That location is in the Spruce Creek Farms subdivision, which is about half a mile from the Spruce Creek Fly-In community.

“You couldn't see anything because the plane went down in the timber and there’s a field before it," said Karen Rieman, who, along with a neighbor, watched as the red plane come down.

The plane came very close to the back of a home, just yards away from a swimming pool, Rieman said.

Pilot Arthur Taxman, 71, was the only person on board the plane, deputies said. He suffered a minor head injury in the crash but he is not a trauma patient. He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies said Taxman made an emergency landing after experiencing a mechanical failure.

“(He’s) super-lucky,” said Frank Vitale, who lives nearby. “The odds of someone living in a plane crash is very low.”

On Tuesday night, a Cessna 140 crashed about four miles away. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University said student Nandish Patel, 22, died in the crash and instructor Chase Zinn, 23, was seriously injured.

“(It’s) pretty ironic, especially (considering the crashes were in) such close proximity of each other,” Vitale said.

When contacted about the incident Thursday, Embry-Riddle officials said they had no information to provide.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating both incidents. 

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



A single-engine plane enroute to Spruce Creek Fly-In crashed Thursday afternoon in some woods west of Port Orange, making it the second plane crash in two days within 3 miles of each other.

The pilot, 71-year-old Arthur Taxman, was the sole occupant and suffered minor injuries, said Laura Williams, Volusia County sheriff’s spokeswoman.

The plane crashed at 4:20 p.m. about 50 feet from a home at 2160 Spruce Creek Circle West, located in the Spruce Creek Farms subdivision. The aircraft was about a mile from the Spruce Creek Airport runway.

Taxman was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries, Williams said.

On Tuesday night, a passenger was killed in nearby Spruce Creek Fly-In and the pilot critically injured after a single-engine plane crashed after takeoff.

Thursday’s crash occurred in a wooded area behind a home on a cul-de-sac. A portion of the tail could be seen poking out of some trees, but the woods hid most of the aircraft from the driveway. The property owners declined to speak to The News-Journal. Deputies remained on the scene into the evening.

The Tuesday night crash in the Fly-In killed the passenger of a two-seat Cessna 140, 22-year-old Nandish Patel of Titusville. Patel was a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. The pilot, Chase Zinn, 23, of Pennsylvania, was hospitalized with critical injuries, a federal investigator said.

And on April 4, an ERAU plane crashed in Daytona Beach after its wing fell off in mid-air. That crash killed Zack Capra, a 25-year-old Navy veteran taking his commercial pilot license test, and Federal Aviation Administration pilot examiner John S. Azma, a father of four.

Original article ➤ http://www.news-journalonline.com






VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —  A plane reportedly went down Thursday afternoon near Spruce Creek Farms, about a half a mile from the Spruce Creek Fly-in community, officials with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The pilot, Arthur Taxman, 71, experienced a mechanical failure and was able to land in Spruce Creek Farms, officials said. He suffered a minor head injury and was able to get out of the plane on his own, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The plane went down 50 feet behind a home, officials said.

Taxman was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Story and video ➤ http://www.wesh.com

Former Columbus-Lowndes County Airport (KUBS) manager arrested for embezzlement



A former manager of the Columbus-Lowndes Airport has been arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor for embezzlement.  

Billy Scarborough, 53, of Ethelsville, was arrested Monday in connection with a 2014 investigation, according to an OSA spokesperson. He was also served a demand of $14,490.81, which includes interest and investigative costs.  

Scarborough allegedly obtained more than 2,000 gallons of fuel from Columbus Public Works when he worked as airport manager under an independent contract. He also faces a charge from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office for embezzlement after he was accused of stealing airplane parts.  

The OSA spokesperson said Scarborough obtained the fuel with a fuel card the city and county provided. The investigation was specifically into Scarborough and not the Columbus Public Works Department, the spokesperson confirmed.  

The Columbus-Lowndes Airport is a joint city-county venture run primarily by the city. A board with appointees from both the city and county oversee the airport.  

"I didn't know about the arrest, but we knew about the situation pretty much as soon as it happened," said Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box, who serves on the airport board. "He wasn't an employee, so it wasn't a termination. We just ended his contact."  

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders and County Administrator Ralph Billingsley both said they were unaware of Scarborough's arrest before The Dispatch contacted them Thursday morning.  

Scarborough has been released from OSA custody on $7,500 bond.

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

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The former manager of the Columbus-Lowndes County Airport has been arrested for embezzlement.

On Monday, May 21, special agents with the State Auditor's Office arrested Billy Scarborough for embezzlement.

He was served a demand of $14,490.81, which includes interest and investigative costs.

During his time in the position, reports show he obtained more than 2,000 gallons of unleaded and/or diesel fuel from Columbus Public Works, stated the Auditor's Office.

"The fuel was obtained outside the scope of Scarborough's duties as airport manager," stated the State Auditor's Office.

He was released from custody on a $7,500 bond.

The Auditor's Office stated Scarborough had previously been arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department for the alleged theft of airplane parts. This previous arrest is un-related to the new embezzlement arrest.

Story and video ➤ http://www.wtva.com

Joint Base Charleston C17s fill the skies over South Carolina




Training mission: Joint Base Charleston

Fifteen C-17s took off from Joint Base Charleston on May 22.

The media and elected officials were invited to ride along during training. The C-17s took off around 12:25 p.m., did a flyover at the Ravenel Bridge then conducted an airdrop over North Field. They then performed a flyover at the Statehouse in Columbia then conducted low-level training in Tennessee and returned to Charleston around 3:30 p.m. -- all in a day’s work.

“It’s not just to practice our training and armor-ability exercise but to also involve the community and our civic leaders so that everyone can be a part of our mission and learn about what we do,” said Lt. Alejandra Fontalvo, a public affairs officer with Joint Base Charleston.

This type of training happens often at Joint Base Charleston — what made it unique was the coordinated effort of different military units that also included meeting up with two F-16s in Columbia during the flight over the Statehouse.



The massive cargo planes that are a common sight in the skies over the Lowcountry make up a unique part of the U.S. military's arsenal. The 15 planes that participated in Tuesday's Rapid Global Mobility drill are a small group of the 40-plus planes located at the air base next to Charleston International Airport.

"Our Rapid Global Mobility force is a partnership between active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian workforces, working together to execute the air mobility mission around the world," said Col. Jimmy Canlas, 437th Airlift Wing commander. "Our Mobility Airmen enable the joint fight. Without our critical capabilities, combatant commanders would not be able to rapidly get the right people and equipment to the right place and time."

Tuesday exercise included paratroopers and critical equipment that was dropped to simulate a joint forcible entry of the global response force. The planes included those from the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings simulating support for the U.S. Army’s 509th Infantry Regiment based at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The formation also included two, F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 169th Fighter Wing, South Carolina Air National Guard, from McEntire Joint National Guard Base.

Prior to Tuesday's flight, Gov. Henry McMaster praised the coordinated effort.

“South Carolina’s commitment to a strong American military will be on full display ... when the brave men and women from Joint Base Charleston fly over the Ravenel Bridge and the State House on their way to supporting training exercises in Louisiana,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “I encourage every South Carolinian to take this opportunity tomorrow to pray for the safety of all of our men and women in uniform who serve our country so selflessly.”

Rainy weather scrubbed some of the plans, but allowed the air group to make their drops and perform low-level flights through the valleys of Tennessee, which at sometimes seemed uncomfortably close to the ground. So close in fact that automatic warnings could be heard during the flight blaring, "terrain, terrain" and "Obstacle, obstacle."

The low-level practice gives crews practice in avoiding enemy radar as well as teaches them the limits of the huge flying warehouses. Cargo is loaded and dropped through a large rear door big enough to accommodate M1 Abrams tank.

Story, photo gallery and video ➤ https://www.berkeleyind.com

Luscombe 8A Silvaire, N77922: Accident occurred May 24, 2018 at Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, Ohio

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

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/N77922 


Location: Batavia, OH
Accident Number: GAA18CA295
Date & Time: 05/24/2018, 1100 EDT
Registration: N77922
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The student pilot reported that, while hand-propping the engine, the engine started at full power, and the airplane jumped over the chocks and began moving in circles. Subsequently, to stop the airplane, an airport vehicle was driven into the airplane's tail.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The student recommended that better control of the throttle could have prevented the accident. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 106 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4 hours (Total, this make and model), 106 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 80 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Registration: N77922
Model/Series: 8 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3649
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/02/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1260 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1672 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLUK, 490 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 279°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Batavia, OH (I69)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Batavia, OH (I69)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0915 EDT
Type of Airspace:  Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CLERMONT COUNTY (I69)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 843 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 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  39.078333, -84.210556 (est)



BATAVIA, Ohio —  A pilot in Clermont County was hit by his own plane Thursday afternoon.

Several emergency crews were called to a reported plane crash at the Clermont County Airport, located at 2001 Sporty's Drive, near Batavia.

The plane did crash, officials said, but it never actually left the ground.

Investigators with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said a pilot attempted to "hand prop" a plane – or start the aircraft propeller by hand-spinning it.

But troopers on the scene said the pilot forgot to put on the brake, and the plane began to move without the pilot.

The moving plane struck the pilot and injured him. The severity of his injuries are unknown.

Officials said the plane continued to move after hitting the pilot.

The owner of the airport was somehow able to stop the plane by using his SUV, running his vehicle into the tail of the plane. Specifics of how that happened remain unclear.

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




CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -  One person has been injured after a plane accident at the Clermont County Airport, according to OSP.

According to employees, the pilot started a prop plane and it started spinning in a circle. He got knocked over and was injured trying to stop the plane.

The owner of the airport said he struck the plane with his SUV and stopped it. 

The victim was transported to the hospital.

The extent of injuries is unknown at this time.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.fox19.com

Corben Baby Ace Model D, N4207D: Accident occurred May 23, 2018 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park (KSJN), Apache County, Arizona

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4207D

Location: St. Johns, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA298
Date & Time: 05/23/2018, 1330 MST
Registration: N4207D
Aircraft: GARCIA BENIGNO BABY ACE D
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, immediately after landing, the tailwheel-equipped airplane veered left and then right. Subsequently, he applied "heavy" brakes, the airplane exited the right side of the runway, and came to rest nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift strut.

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 located at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 280° at 10 knots, gusting to 19 knots. The pilot landed on runway 3. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/30/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 65 hours (Total, this make and model), 800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GARCIA BENIGNO
Registration: N4207D
Model/Series: BABY ACE D UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 346
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/19/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 602.1 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: A65
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 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: KSJN, 5733 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2054 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 221°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / -8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Grants, NM (GNT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: St. Johns, AZ (SJN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1200 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: ST JOHNS INDUSTRIAL AIR PARK (SJN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5736 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 3
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3400 ft / 60 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: 34.519167, -109.377778 (est)

M-Squared Sprint 1000, N138ZX: Accident occurred May 21, 2018 near Gurdon Lowe Field Airport (5M8), Clark County, Arkansas

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N138ZX

Location: Gurdon, AR
Accident Number: CEN18LA189
Date & Time: 05/21/2018, 1915 CDT
Registration: N138ZX
Aircraft: M-SQUARED AIRCRAFT SPRINT 1000
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 21, 2018, about 1915 central daylight time, an amateur-built M-Squared Spirit 1000 airplane, N138ZX, performed a forced landing near Gurdon, Arkansas. The private pilot and passenger were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight was originated at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary information, while on departure the engine lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field. The wings and fuselage were substantially damaged during the landing.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: M-SQUARED AIRCRAFT
Registration: N138ZX
Model/Series: SPRINT 1000 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHOT, 535 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.923056, -93.157222 (est)





A plane crash in Gurdon Monday prompted the response of several agencies to investigate.

The Gurdon Marshal’s Office was notified at approximately 7:15 p.m. of the crash which occurred near Cabe Field. The office was aided at the scene by the Gurdon Fire Department, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the Arkansas State Police and medical personnel.

Clark County Sheriff Jason Watson has stated that two adults were on the plane, a two seater ultralight gas plane. Both occupants were taken to different hospitals for treatment. Their injuries however were reported to not be life threatening.

The pilot, who was able to pull the plane’s parachute, explained that the reason for the incident was that the plane’s engine simply quit.

On Tuesday morning, Gurdon Sgt. Toby Garner shared that the Federal Aviation Administration had visited the scene to check the plane, which was still onsite.

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

Ayres S2R-G10 Thrush, N32064: Accident occurred May 22, 2018 in Marysville, Yuba County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento

http://registry.faa.gov/N32064

NTSB Identification: WPR18CA146
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Marysville, CA
Aircraft: AYRES CORPORATION S2R G10, registration: N32064

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft crashed while landing at unimproved strip.

Date: 22-MAY-18
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N32064
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R G10
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARYSVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA

SkyWest Airlines, Embraer 175, N244SY and United Airlines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred May 23, 2018 at Hollywood Burbank Airport (KBUR), Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

SkyWest flight 4673: On taxi clipped the wingtip of a United Airlines aircraft while parked. 

SkyWest Airlines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N244SY

Date: 23-MAY-18
Time: 04:20:00Z
Regis#: N244SY
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E75L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST
Flight Number: 4673
City: BURBANK
State: CALIFORNIA

United Airlines A319:  Wingtip was struck while parked by SkyWest flight 4673 on taxi.

Date: 23-MAY-18
Time: 04:20:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UNK
City: BURBANK
State: CALIFORNIA



BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- A connecting plane that just landed at Hollywood-Burbank Airport clipped wings with another plane Tuesday night.

The incident happened around 9:29 p.m. as SkyWest Flight 4673 landed. The plane was operating as a Delta connection to Salt Lake City. As it was being taxied into a gate, it clipped wings with an unoccupied United plane at another gate.

"We're on a Delta plane and I guess they hit the continental plane and told us it was parked out too far, so that was what happened," witness Bernadette Kashdan said. "They got the stairs or whatever and slowly let us off. They didn't really let us know what was going on for a moment. It felt like we hit a body, I said, 'What did we just hit? Did we hit somebody?'"

The passengers on the Delta plane were let off the aircraft without any issues and they walked from the tarmac to their terminal.

The fire department was called out, but no injuries were reported.

Airport officials said runways remained open and the airport was operating normally.

The minor collision will be investigated, airport officials said.

Story and video  ➤  http://abc7.com



No one was injured after two planes were involved in a minor collision at the Hollywood Burbank Airport Tuesday night, officials said.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. when an incoming aircraft headed to gate B1 clipped the wing of another plane parked at gate B2, said Lucy Burghdorf, the airport's communications director.

No one was aboard the parked plane, though the incoming flight was carrying passengers, Burghdorf said.

The airport and all its runways remained in service following the incident, according to a tweet from its official account.

Airport officials were working on gathering additional information about what led up to the collision.

Aerial footage from the scene showed a United Airlines flight parked at gate B2, and a Delta Air Lines flight at B1.

Bernadette Kashden told KTLA she was a passenger aboard Delta flight 4673 from Salt Lake City and felt the impact when it struck the other plane.

"It felt like we hit a body," she said. "I said, 'What did we just hit? We actually just hit somebody?' And the guy who was sitting right by the wing looked over and said, 'No, we hit that plane; knocked its wing off.'"

The United plane's wing was not detached, the aerial video showed. In fact, there was no visible damage.

The Delta flight was being operated by SkyWest Airlines, which partners with the larger carrier, according to FlightAware.

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

Piper PA-28R-200, N4665F: Incident occurred May 20, 2018 in Murrieta, Riverside County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

Aircraft landed gear up and experienced prop strike.

F70Flyers LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N4665F

Date: 20-MAY-18
Time: 19:57:00Z
Regis#: N4665F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MURRIETA
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-161, registered to American Air Academy and operated by 2Fly Airborne, N610FT: Accident occurred May 11, 2018 at Merritt Island Airport (KCOI), Brevard County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

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/N610FT



Location: Merritt Island, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA292
Date & Time: 05/11/2018, 0910 EDT
Registration: N610FT
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, during a solo flight, while landing, she encountered a gust of wind that "tilted" the airplane to the right. She attempted to maintain centerline, but the left main landing gear touched down hard. She then taxied to park without further incident.


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing spar.


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


The automated weather observation system located about 8 miles to the southeast of the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 290° at 3 knots. The student pilot landed on runway 11. 


Student Pilot Information


Certificate: Student

Age: 21, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 32 hours (Total, all aircraft), 32 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 32 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 28 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: PIPER

Registration: N610FT
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 2841221
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/14/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2325 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 16403 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D3G
Registered Owner: AMERICAN AIR ACADEMY
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: 2FLY AIRBORNE
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: KCOF, 8 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 144°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:  Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0809 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information


Airport: MERRITT ISLAND (COI)

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3601 ft / 75 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:  28.342500, -80.688889 (est)