Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beech 65-A90 King Air, N2000E: Incident occurred May 26, 2018 at Pensacola International Airport (KPNS), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aircraft right main gear collapsed on landing.

Randigo LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N2000E

Date: 26-MAY-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N2000E
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PENSACOLA
State: FLORIDA

3D Robotics Solo, N749BD: Incident occurred May 25, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia

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

Aircraft made a precautionary landing due to engine vibrations.

Dunnlights Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N749BD

Date: 25-MAY-18
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N749BD
Aircraft Make: 3D ROBOTICS
Aircraft Model: SOLO
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 182 Skylane, N5700B: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 in Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N5700B

Location: Aberdeen, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA149
Date & Time: 05/27/2018, 1420 MDT
Registration: N5700B
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 27, 2018, about 1420 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182 airplane, N5700B, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Aberdeen, Idaho. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The cross-country flight originated from the Reno-Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada, at 1000 Pacific daylight time with an intended destination of Blackfoot, Idaho.

The pilot reported that during cruise flight, they encountered deteriorating weather along their route and decided to initiate a 180° turn to the right toward Pocatello, Idaho, at an altitude of about 2,000 feet above ground level. As the turn was completed, the engine began to sputter and partially lose power. The pilot stated that he established best glide speed while troubleshooting the engine by advancing the mixture to full rich and verifying the fuel selector valve was set to both. Despite his attempts, the engine would not regain power and he initiated a forced landing to a freshly plowed field. During the landing roll, the nose gear of the airplane dug into the dirt and the airplane nosed over.

Examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that the vertical stabilizer, rudder, and fuselage were substantially damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N5700B
Model/Series: 182 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PIH, 4452 ft msl
Observation Time: 1418 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV (RTS)
Destination: Blackfoot, ID 

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:  42.978333, -112.791944

Taylorcraft F-21, N2004U: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 at Payette Municipal Airport (S75), Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N2004U

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA302
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 2018 in Payette, ID
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT AVIATION CORP. F21, registration: N2004U

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 lost control on landing.

Date: 28-MAY-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N2004U
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: F21
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PAYETTE
State: IDAHO

Cessna 150L, N19366, registered to and operated by Sky Soaring Inc: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 at Sky Soaring Airport (55LL), Union, McHenry County, Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Plaines, Illinois 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N19366

Location: Union, IL
Accident Number: CEN18LA205
Date & Time: 05/27/2018, 1815 CDT
Registration: N19366
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Glider Tow 

On May 27, 2018, about 1815 central daylight time, a Cessna 150L airplane, N19366, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with power lines and terrain after an attempted go-around at the Sky Soaring Airport (55LL), Union, Illinois. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by Sky Soaring Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 glider tow flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from 55LL about 1800.

A witness reported that the pilot was returning from a glider tow flight at the time of the accident. The pilot had executed a go-around from runway 27 (3,000 ft by 50 ft, turf) and was climbing out when the airplane impacted powerlines about 600 ft from the end of the runway.

The airplane came to rest upright in an agricultural field about 200 ft from the power lines. The nose landing gear was partially collapsed. The engine and cowling were dislocated downward; the engine mount and firewall were damaged. The top of the cowling exhibited a linear dent and loss of paint consistent with impact from a powerline. The cowling damage appeared to be aligned with a dent and tear in the left wing leading edge near the wing strut attachment point. The fuselage exhibited localized deformation and buckling. Both wings displayed buckling at the wing roots and upward bending near the wing tips. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N19366
Model/Series: 150L L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Sky Soaring Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DKB, 913 ft msl
Observation Time: 1815 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Union, IL (55LL)
Destination: Union, IL (55LL) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  42.154167, -88.511389 (est)

Piper PA-28-140, N95410: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

http://registry.faa.gov/N95410


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA307
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Falmouth, KY
Aircraft: PIPER PA28, registration: N95410


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 made a forced landing in a field due to an engine failure.

Date: 27-MAY-18
Time: 23:07:00Z
Regis#: N95410
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-28-140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: FALMOUTH
State: KENTUCKY

FALMOUTH, KY (FOX19) - Both occupants of a single-engine plane are OK after the aircraft crashed near Falmouth, Kentucky, on Sunday evening, according to the Pendleton County sheriff.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a hayfield near the intersection of Bryan Griffin Road and Hwy. 17 around 6:16 p.m.

The sheriff says the plane crashed in the field, and the pilot and his wife were uninjured.

They were flying to Columbus after fueling up in Missouri, according to the sheriff.

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

Gulfstream American Corp AA-5B, N45191: Incident occurred May 28, 2018 at Norwood Memorial Airport (KOWD), Norfolk County, Massachusetts

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed while taxiing for departure.

http://registry.faa.gov/N45191

Date: 28-MAY-18
Time: 17:53:00Z
Regis#: N45191
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AA5G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: NORWOOD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Incident occurred May 25, 2018 at Copiah County Airport (M11), Crystal Springs, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft landed hard on runway 17 and went off side of runway striking a runway light.

Date: 25-MAY-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: CRYSTAL SPRINGS
State: MISSISSIPPI

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N68AX, registered to M & B Holdings LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 at Yerington Municipal Airport Lyon County, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N68AX

Location: Yerington, NV
Accident Number: ANC18LA039
Date & Time: 05/28/2018, 1300 PDT
Registration: N68AX
Aircraft: CESSNA T182T
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 28, 2018, about 1300 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N68AX, sustained substantial damage following a loss of directional control, a runway excursion and nose over while landing at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Yerington, Nevada. The airplane was registered to M & B Holdings, LLC and operated by the pilot as a visual flight rules flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, after conducting multiple uneventful landings at O43 they were returning for a full stop landing. He reported that the touchdown on the main wheels was normal, but immediately after the nose wheel contacted the landing surface the airplane veered sharply to the left, exited the improved runway surface and encountered an area of soft sand. The nose wheel separated from fuselage and the airplane subsequently nosed over sustaining substantial damage to the fuselage, vertical stabilizer and rudder.

The closest weather reporting facility was Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV), Minden, Nevada, about 28 miles west of the accident site. At 1253, an METAR from KMEV was reporting, in part: wind from 30 °at 8 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, clear; temperature, 66 °F; dew point 39° F; altimeter, 30.19 inches of mercury.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N68AX
Model/Series: T182T T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMEV, 4724 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV
Destination: Yerington, NV (O43)

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:  39.005556, -119.156667 (est)

Skystar Kitfox Series 7, N47DV: Incident occurred May 26, 2018 in Taghkanic, Columbia County, New York

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Latham, New York

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N47DV

Location: Taghkanic, NY
Accident Number: ERA18LA155
Date & Time: 05/26/2018, 1230 EDT
Registration: N47DV
Aircraft: DEVRIES WM H KITFOX SPORT
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 26, 2018, about 1230 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Kitfox Sport, N47DV, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Taghkanic, New York. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from Hudson Valley Regional Airport (POU), Poughkeepsie, New York, at 1215.

The pilot reported that he was en route to his home airport when the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. He saw a cow pasture and selected it as an emergency landing area. During the landing roll, the landing gear separated from the fuselage. The airplane "spun 180 degrees" before coming to a stop, at which time the pilot and passenger exited the airplane.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the fuselage and wings were buckled. The airplane was recovered from the accident site and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: DEVRIES WM H
Registration: N47DV
Model/Series: KITFOX SPORT 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: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PSF, 149 ft msl
Observation Time: 1252 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.59 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (POU)
Destination: BARRINGTON, MA (GBR)

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: 42.155000, -73.672222 (est)



TAGHKANIC — Two people were uninjured when their single-engine airplane crashed Saturday afternoon in Columbia County, the sheriff's office said Tuesday.

The aircraft crashed at 4:42 p.m. into a grassy farm field on Koeppe Road in Taghkanic, the sheriff's office said.

The pilot radioed authorities at about 12:30 p.m. to report his engine was stalling and would not restart, so he was planning an emergency landing. When the aircraft touched down, the uneven ground ripped off the landing gear and the plane spun 180 degrees, deputies said.

The single-engine prop and belly of the two-passenger airplane were also damaged.

The pilot — 54-year-old Roger Tryon of Monterey, Mass. — and his passenger — 53-year-old Steve Snyder of Monterey, Mass. — were not injured.

Tryon was flying from Dutchess County Airport to the Great Barrington Massachusetts Airport when he was forced to land, deputies said. The investigation has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Original article  ➤  https://www.timesunion.com


TAGHKANIC – Two Massachusetts men were uninjured after their plane had to make an emergency landing in a farmer’s field Saturday, according to police.

Roger Tryon, 54, and Steve Snyder, 53, both of Monterey, Massachusetts, were inside a single-engine airplane when the engine stalled at about 12:30 p.m. and the pilot, Tryon, had to make an emergency landing in a grassy field off of Koeppe Road, according to a statement from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The men were on their way from the Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappingers Falls to the Great Barrington Airport in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, when the plane started to sputter, according to police.

Tryon told deputies his engine stalled and it would not restart, according to police. As the plane dived toward the ground, it lost its landing gear, including its wheels, which caused the plane to make what’s considered a “pancake landing,” police said.

The left wing of the plane struck the ground, spinning the plane 180 degrees. The plane’s engine and belly were damaged as a result of the quick landing, but Tryon and Snyder were unharmed, according to police.

The sheriff’s office turned over the investigation to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Powrachute Pegasus N339PG: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 in Lake Texoma, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

http://registry.faa.gov/N339PG


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA325
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Lake Texoma, OK
Aircraft: COSENTINO GAREY A PEGASUS, registration: N339PG

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.

Powered parachute lost lift while attempting a landing.

Date: 27-MAY-18
Time: 01:11:00Z
Regis#: N339PG
Aircraft Make: PEGASUS
Aircraft Model: POWERED PARACHUTE
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KINGSTON
State: OKLAHOMA

Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N106LB: Incident occurred May 28, 2018 at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Fort Bend County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft landed gear up.

LHBG Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N106LB

Date: 28-MAY-18
Time: 17:24:00Z
Regis#: N106LB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Aerodynamics, Embraer ERJ-145: Incident occurred May 27, 2018 at Easterwood Airport (KCLL), College Station, Brazos County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft had a bird strike on landing and broke landing light on nose gear.

Date: 27-MAY-18
Time: 01:54:00Z
Regis#: DYN259
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: 145
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: DYN259
City: COLLEGE STATION
State: TEXAS

Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser, N124BF: Incident occurred May 25, 2018 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD), Weber County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft experienced a gear collapse landing at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD).

SkyWest Leasing Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N124BF

Date: 25-MAY-18
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N124BF
Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: SPORTCRUISER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OGDEN
State: UTAH

Bell UH-1H, N111DR, registered to and operated by Northwest Helicopters Inc: Accident occurred May 25, 2018 at Olympia Regional Airport (KOLM), Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N111DR

Location: Olympia, WA
Accident Number: WPR18LA147
Date & Time: 05/25/2018, 0947 PDT
Registration: N111DR
Aircraft: BELL UH 1H
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test 

On May 25, 2018, about 0947 Pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1H, helicopter, N111DR, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff near Olympia, Washington. The pilot sustained minor injuries, and sole passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter, which was registered to and operated by Northwest Helicopters Inc. as a maintenance test flight, and under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed Olympia Heliport (0WN4), Olympia, Washington, about 0946.

An eyewitness to the accident reported that he observed the helicopter take off, climb to about 200 ft above ground level, start to spin, and then impact terrain. The witness stated that during the accident sequence the tail rotor did not appear to be turning. Damage to the helicopter included the partial separation of the tail boom about 4 ft aft of the engine.

At 0954, the Olympia Regional Airport (LOM) weather reporting facility, located about 1 mile northwest of the accident site, reported wind 10° at 3 knots, visibility 10 miles, broken clouds at 1,600 ft, temperature 13°C, dew point 8°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.05 inches of mercury.

The helicopter was recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BELL
Registration: N111DR
Model/Series: UH 1H NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: NORTHWEST HELICOPTERS INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOLM, 208 ft msl
Observation Time: 1654 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 10°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Olympia, WA (0WN4)
Destination: Olympia, WA (0WN4) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 46.965278, -122.893611 (est)







Two people were on board a helicopter that crashed after taking off at Olympia Regional Airport in Tumwater on Friday, according to local officials.

Police and fire crews responded to the crash shortly after 9:40 a.m.

The helicopter from NW Helicopters had just taken off on a test flight when it experienced a mechanical issue, according to Ann Cook, the city of Tumwater's communications manager.

The helicopter was 50 to 75 feet off the ground when it lost altitude and crashed in a grass field at the southern end of the airport.

The two people on board were a pilot and a mechanic. Both men were taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Cook.

The Port of Olympia, which runs the airport, tweeted that airport operations were not interrupted.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash, according to a port spokeswoman.

Story and video  ➤   http://www.theolympian.com

Van's RV-8, N214FF: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 near L. O. Simenstad Municipal Airport (KOEO), Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin

The NTSB did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis


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

http://registry.faa.gov/N214FF

Location: Somerset, WI
Accident Number: CEN18LA200
Date & Time: 05/28/2018, 2015 CDT
Registration: N214FF
Aircraft: IRLBECK THOMAS H RV 8
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 28, 2018, about 2015 central standard time, an experimental Vans RV-8, N214FF, experienced a total loss of engine power enroute to LO Simenstad Municipal Airport (OEO), Osceola, Wisconsin. The pilot subsequently conducted a forced landing into a field and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was privately registered and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: IRLBECK THOMAS H
Registration: N214FF
Model/Series: RV 8 UNDESIGNATED
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:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
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Departure Point:
Destination:

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:

Dan Fagan: Christ didn't have a long-range jet



The nation was abuzz last week with talk of Louisiana preacher Jesse Duplantis asking supporters for $54 million for a private jet. Duplantis is a popular, flamboyant and charismatic preacher who pastors a church in Destrehan and produces a religious television show seen worldwide.

CNN, USA Today, The Washington Post, Yahoo, and a slew of other national media organizations jumped on the Duplantis story.

CNN reported, "A prosperity televangelist from Louisiana says Jesus has asked him to buy a new private jet. And wouldn't you know it, Jesus has real nice taste in planes."

I wonder if Duplantis knew asking supporters for $54 million to buy what would be his fourth private jet would ignite a media firestorm of coverage? It's not like he tried to sugarcoat or disguise his request.

"I like all people to know exactly what I'm doing in this ministry," Duplantis said. "We don't hide nothing whatsoever at all. "


Duplantis claims buying a fourth private jet was God's idea, not his. Duplantis says he needs a new private plane because the three he currently owns have to stop too often for refueling. The new one will allow him to get his fuel at home at a reduced cost. All his supporters have to do is kick in $54 million and watch the savings role in.

Personally, I doubt spending $54 million on a fourth jet will save his ministry money in the long run. You know, because he already has three jets. If Duplantis wants a newer, fancier private jet, he should just say so. The spending $54 million to save money argument just doesn't fly.

Duplantis will probably get his fourth jet since his supporters have already bought him three. Why not a fourth? It's understandable why this may bother some as many view TV preachers as preying on little old ladies on fixed incomes. I hope that's not true and I suspect it isn't. I'm sure most Duplantis supporters understand fully what they are doing when they send him their money.

Another criticism of TV preachers is that they often pitch the prosperity gospel assuring supporters God will pay them back as much as 100 times over if they send in their cash. Maybe that's why so many to give to Duplantis. Send in $100, get back $10,000. What percentage of Duplantis supporters do you think send in money simply because they want to advance Christianity? Hard to say.

Some might argue if Duplantis convinced people to give up of their cash to buy him another private jet, so what? He's not doing anything illegal, right? Technically no, but his ministry does get a tax exemption. Should that prohibit Duplantis from flying in a private jet?

There are plenty working in the nonprofit sector making big bucks and living lavish lifestyles. Until just recently the NFL was a nonprofit enjoying huge tax breaks. The tax-exempt, nonprofit sector has become big business in recent years. The Wall Street Journal reported 2,700 employees of nonprofits made more than $1 million in 2014. Is it fair to single out only the religious nonprofits for excesses?

Changing the law by tightening up what you can and cannot do as a nonprofit may be needed. But until that happens, Duplantis supporters paying for him to travel the world on a private jet is between Duplantis and his supporters. There are plenty of celebrities, athletes and CEOs flying around in private jets and no one seems to care. A preacher does it and all of a sudden it's a national scandal.

Hopefully all the negative coverage generated from Duplantis wanting a fourth jet won't cause people to view Christianity in a negative light. I know of many people who have turned to God and embraced Christianity and say it has made a huge difference for them. They speak of finding meaning, contentment and freedom through their Christian faith. I've heard some say they only experienced deep, and real inner peace after they found God.

There's more to Christianity than flashy and slick talking TV preachers. But you already knew that.

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Jesse Duplantis, the Destrehan-based prosperity gospel televangelist with a global reach, is asking disciples for money to buy a jet that costs $54 million "so we can go anywhere in the world in one stop." He seeks the donations in a video posted last week on his ministry's website.

"I really believe that if the Lord Jesus Christ was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn't be riding a donkey," Duplantis says in the video. "He'd be in an airplane flying all over the world."

He says his 40-year-old Jesse Duplantis Ministries has paid cash for three private jets and been "just burning them up for the Lord Jesus Christ." The most recent purchase was in 2006, he says.

Now he has his sights set on a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine jet with a range of 5,950 nautical miles. Its customizable cabins accommodate 12 to 16 passengers. A 2017 write-up on SherpaReport.com, a website focused on private aviation, said the list price for a new Falcon 7X was $54 million.

In the video, Duplantis says God told him, "I want you to believe in me for a Falcon 7X." He tells viewers: "Pray about becoming a partner to it."

Duplantis' solicitation comes four months after another televangelist, the Newark, Texas-based Kenneth Copeland, announced he had bought a new Gulfstream V jet. That aircraft, when first sold in 1998, carried a $36 million price tag, The Christian Post reports.

In 2015, Duplantis and Copeland defended their use of private jets. In a segment on Copeland's television program, they argued that commercial planes were full of "a bunch of demons" that will bog down their busy schedules with prayer requests, The Washington Times reported. 

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Editorial: Transportation Security Administration should keep planes safe, not make list of rude travelers

The Transportation Security Administration has one main job: To prevent an attack on a civilian airliner. The agency is not the manners police in the nation’s airports, and it has no business compiling a secret watch list of passengers who don’t behave in line. This abuse of authority is mission creep for an agency that needs to focus all its attention on security at the gate.

The New York Times reported this month that the agency had created a secret dossier to keep tabs on people whom officials reported to be potential threats at airport checkpoints. A five-page directive obtained by the Times said that those on the list would not necessarily have to pose a physical danger to airport security screeners. A TSA directive issued in March states that other contact or conduct that the agency found "offensive" could land travelers on the so-called "95 list," adding, "An intent to injure or cause physical pain is not required, nor is an actual physical injury." So anyone who raises concerns by loitering at the checkpoint or who is deemed as presenting "challenges" to safe and orderly screening could also be placed on the watch list.

A TSA deputy general counsel said the list, which had not been previously disclosed, is intended to protect security screeners from travelers who have been known to be unruly around the checkpoints, adding that the number of assaults on screeners had increased to 34 last year, up from 26 in 2016. A spokesman for the agency said TSA wanted "safeguards in place" to protect security officers "and others" from "any individual who has previously exhibited disruptive" behavior at a checkpoint "and is scheduled to fly." The list reportedly includes travelers who have had only minor disagreements with screeners, such as having argued with them.

This is a solution in search of a problem that violates due process and privacy rights while adding a further distraction to the TSA’s core duty. Airports are already policed by a layer of law enforcement personnel who are more than capable of detaining anyone for assaulting a security screener, posing a security threat or in any way interfering with airport operations. As a practical matter, the watch list provides no extra protection. It cannot on its own be used to deny passengers from boarding, or to require extra security screening. The directive might be a good way to flag rude, frequent fliers, but it falls short in doing anything to route genuine security threats from reaching a plane. With fewer than 50 people on the list, according to the TSA, this is hardly a security epidemic warranting a federal response. The guidelines would permit a form of profiling, and the watch list would be shared with other law enforcement agencies. The directive does not explain how people could appeal being included on the list.

Air travel is stressful enough without the TSA targeting rude behavior. If the agency wants to create a safer environment at checkpoints, fine. It can help by improving its own training and passenger screening process, deploying its limited resources more effectively and treating passengers with professionalism and respect. Compiling another watch list is merely a vehicle for harassing travelers and putting more under the government’s surveillance umbrella. Congress needs to demand more answers about a program that lacks any legitimate rationale and that will only distract screeners as they turn their attention from who and what is getting on a plane to conduct in the checkpoint line.

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Fairchild (Howard) PT-23 Cornell (M-62C), N64176, registered to and operated by the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 at Westport Airport (71K), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N64176

Location: Wichita, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA197
Date & Time: 05/28/2018, 1215 CDT
Registration: N64176
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD(HOWARD) M 62C(PT-23A)
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 28, 2018, at 1215 central daylight time, a Fairchild (Howard) M-62C (PT-23A) airplane, N64176, collided with a fence during a forced landing while on approach to land at the Westport Airport (71K), Wichita, Kansas. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight originated from 71K.

The pilot stated the purpose of the flight was to fly over several cemeteries in observance of Memorial Day. The engine suddenly lost power while on final approach to land at 71K. The airplane contacted a fence and came to rest about 150 ft from the approach end of runway 17. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: FAIRCHILD(HOWARD)
Registration: N64176
Model/Series: M 62C(PT-23A) UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE FLYING MUSEUM
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ICT, 1332 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots/ 21 knots, 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Wichita, KS (71K)
Destination: Wichita, KS (71K) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 37.651667, -97.383889 (est)




WICHITA, KS (KWCH-DT/CNN) – A World War II-era plane crashed after taking part in Memorial Day services in Kansas.

The 1943 Fairchild PT-23 was attempting to land at Westport Airport in Wichita when its engine went out Monday.

The pilot struck a pole during the crash, breaking off a wing. He and a passenger suffered minor cuts in the accident.

Police said the plane had just finished doing flyovers to commemorate Memorial Day.

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