Thursday, May 31, 2018

Cessna 180H, N2716X: Accident occurred May 30, 2018 at Kake Airport (PAFE), Alaska

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

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



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Location: Kake, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA310
Date & Time: 05/30/2018, 0914 AKD
Registration: N2716X
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while taxiing from the runway in crosswind conditions, he "failed to maintain directional control". Subsequently, the airplane ground looped counterclockwise.

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

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 at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 230° at 4 knots. The pilot landed on runway 29. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied:  Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/29/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/08/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 738.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 192.24 hours (Total, this make and model), 695.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N2716X
Model/Series: 180 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18051516
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/26/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 208.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 R
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: PAFE, 172 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1756 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 74°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: JUNEAU, AK (JNU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Kake, AK (AFE)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0810 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: KAKE (AFE)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 171 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 100 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:  56.964444, -133.915833 (est)

Cessna 172S, N780JA: Accident occurred May 30, 2018 at Payson Airport (KPAN), Gila 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/N780JA


Location: Payson, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA313
Date & Time: 05/30/2018, 1655 MST
Registration: N780JA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during a short field takeoff, around 100 ft above ground, he saw the primary flight display (PFD) airspeed indicator show 0. He added, the engine appeared to be functioning normal, but he decided to level the airplane and attempt to land on the remaining runway. The airplane then began to turn left and he added right rudder. Subsequently, the airplane touched down on an adjacent taxiway left of the runway and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer.

Postaccident examination videos were provided by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector. The videos showed both the PFD and backup airspeed indicators moving in sync with air applied to the pitot tube.

The automated weather observation system at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 190° at 10 knots, gusting to 18 knots, and the calculated density altitude was 7883 ft. The pilot was departing on runway 24. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/10/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 95.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 95.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 28 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N780JA
Model/Series: 172
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S10476
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: NORTH AIRE AVIATION LLC
Rated Power: hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPAN, 5157 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2355 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 257°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 18 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / -10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: PRESCOTT, AZ (PRC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Payson, AZ (PAN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PAYSON (PAN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5156 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5504 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.257500, -111.336389 (est)

Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket, N5634Y: Accident occurred May 27, 2018 in Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N5634Y

Location: Lewiston, ID
Accident Number: GAA18CA311
Date & Time: 05/27/2018, 1830 PDT
Registration: N5634Y
Aircraft: MAULE M5
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he was aligned with the right edge of the 80 ft. wide private, grass airstrip during short final. The pilot slipped the airplane to the left, but the right main landing gear contacted the tall wheat field that bordered the runway, and the airplane began to veer right. He added that the airplane continued to the right, and subsequently nosed over.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the right lift strut.

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

The pilot added in the NTSB Form 6120.1 section titled "Operator/Owner Safety Recommendation" that he should have initiated an immediate go around procedure once he realized the approach was not normal.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 78, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
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: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/02/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/02/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 700 hours (Total, this make and model), 1975 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MAULE
Registration: N5634Y
Model/Series: M5 235C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7290C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/17/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 749 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-J1A5D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 235 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: KLWS, 1436 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0156 UTC  
Direction from Accident Site: 332°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lewiston, ID (PVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lewiston, ID (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1800 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: PVT (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 2150 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: W
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 80 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:  46.309444, -116.964444 (est)

Piper PA-34-200, N55488: Accident occurred May 30, 2018 at Shreveport Regional Airport (KSHV), Shreveport, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft nose wheel collapsed after landing.

J&A Aero Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N55488

Date: 30-MAY-18
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N55488
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-34-200
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHREVEPORT
State: LOUISIANA

Bell 206L-3, N512RL: Incident occurred May 29, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Helicopter struck oil platform while hovering.

Rotorcraft Leasing Co LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N512RL

Date: 29-MAY-18
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N512RL
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206L-3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 135
City: NEW ORLEANS
State: LOUISIANA

Piper PA-25-235, N7373Z: Incident occurred May 30, 2018 in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft landed in a wet muddy field and flipped over.

d/b/a Red Willow Aviation Aircraft SLS 

http://registry.faa.gov/N7373Z

Date: 30-MAY-18
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N7373Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-25-235
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: McCOOK
State: NEBRASKA

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N787MR: Incident occurred May 30, 2018 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft executed an emergency landing due to a rough running engine.

Moon Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N787MR

Date: 30-MAY-18
Time: 16:23:00Z
Regis#: N787MR
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: LINCOLN
State: NEBRASKA

Mooney M20K, N231AU: Incident occurred May 30, 2018 at Sunriver Airport (S21), Deschutes County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aircraft sustained a hard landing and went through a perimeter fence.

http://registry.faa.gov/N231AU

Date: 31-MAY-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N231AU
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SUNRIVER
State: OREGON

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N950FE, registered to Federal Express Corporation and operated by Baron Aviation Services Inc: Accident occurred December 30, 2014 at Roswell International Air Center Airport (KROW), New Mexico

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada Longueuil, QC

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/N950FE

Location: Roswell, NM
Accident Number: CEN15LA091
Date & Time: 12/30/2014, 0825 MST
Registration: N950FE
Aircraft: CESSNA 208B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On December 30, 2014, about 0825 mountain standard time, a Cessna 208B, N950FE, impacted terrain during landing at the Roswell International Air Center Airport (KROW), Roswell, New Mexico. The pilot was not injured, and the airplane received substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Federal Express Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee and operated by Baron Aviation Services, Inc., Vichy, Missouri, as flight [Show-Me] 8756. Day instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed for the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 scheduled cargo flight. The airplane departed Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), Lubbock, Texas, about 0715 mountain standard time.

The pilot reported that he encountered inflight icing and solid IMC conditions for most of the flight and due to airplane performance was unable to climb above 8,500 feet mean sea level. In the post-accident interview, the pilot thought the altitude limitation was due to ice forming on the unprotected portions of the wings. 

During the approach the pilot received vectors and altitude changes by the controller; the controller issued a clearance to 4,900 feet; the pilot acknowledged and stated that he didn't have much elevator control and thought that his controls were "almost frozen". In the post-accident interview the pilot added that he controlled his descent by adjusting power. He added that based on losing altitude, by using flaps during a climb, he elected not to use flaps on the approach; stating he never went below 100 knots on the approach. 

About three miles from the runway the controller cleared the pilot down to 4,580 ft, and the pilot acknowledged the transmission. Two miles from the runway the controller reported he was "on course", and 4,280 ft was the recommended altitude. 

The pilot was unable to identify the runway until too late for a normal descent to land. Rather than perform the missed approach procedures, he elected to turn left, for a circling approach to runway 35. 

On the second landing attempt, before crossing the runway threshold, the airplane suddenly experienced an un-commanded roll to the left and the left wing and left aileron impacted terrain.  

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with rating for airplane single and multi-engine land, with instrument airplane. He also held a flight instructor certificate with ratings for single and multi-engine. He held a first-class medical certificate that was issued on September 15, 2016. On the NTSB 6120 form, the pilot reported 2,798 total flight hours with 113 hours in make and model. 

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION

The accident airplane was Cessna 208B, Caravan which is a high-wing, single-engine turbo-prop airplane, with fixed-tricycle landing gear, and powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A engine. The airplane was on an approved aircraft inspection plan, with the last inspection on November 20, 2014. At the time of the accident the airplane had accumulated 14,945.4 hours

The Cessna 208B Pilot's Operating Handbook and FAA approved Airplane Flight Manual, Supplement S1, Known Icing Equipment states, in part:.

Environmental Conditions

Continued flight in icing conditions is prohibited after encountering one or more of the following:

1. Airspeed of 120 KIAS cannot be maintained in level flight.

2. Airspeed decrease of 10 KIAS that cannot be prevented by increase to maximum continuous power.

3. MEA or MOCA (if applicable) on current leg falls into Area "C" of Enroute Tool for Exiting Icing chart contained in the Performance Section of this supplement.

Minimum speed in icing conditions

Minimum airspeed in icing conditions, for all flight phases including approach, except takeoff and landing.

Flaps Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 KIAS

Flaps 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 KIAS

Flaps 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 KIAS

Required training

Specific training provided by Cessna Aircraft Company for flight into known or forecast icing conditions is required to be successfully completed by the pilot in command within the preceding 12 calendar months for any flight into known or forecast icing conditions.

The pilot reported that he took two on-line training courses, related to icing conditions. 

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

At 0751 the automated weather observing system at KROW, reported wind from 020 degrees at 13 knots, visibility of 1 3/4 miles in light snow, broken clouds at 500 feet, temperature minus 4 degrees Celsius (C), dew point minus 6 degrees C, and an altimeter setting of 30.41 inches. Data from the United States Naval Observatory indicated that sunrise occurred at 0702.

According to the pilot, he received the weather package from the ramp agent at KLBB. He added, that pilots do not have access to the computers at KLBB. So, pilots would have to ask the ramp agent for any update.

The weather package the pilot received, was for IFR weather conditions en route. Several airports near or along the route noted snow, drizzle, or freezing rain.

COMMUNICATIONS

Excerpts from radio communications between air traffic controller and Show-Me 8756:

CONTROLLER: You're now 4 miles from the runway, slightly right of course, correcting. You can descend and maintain 4,000 -- or correction -- 4,900.

8756: 4,900. 8756. I don't have much elevator control. I think my controls are almost frozen.

CONTROLLER: Roger. No problems.

CONTROLLER: Two miles from the runway. You are on course, and you can begin your descent. 4,280 feet is the recommended altitude. Two miles from the runway, on course.

CONTROLLER: Show-Me 8756. In the event of a missed approach, fly the runway heading and climb to 6,000, and remain at this frequency.

8756: I'll try and see the runway as soon as I can. I want to get down. I really don't want to go around.

CONTROLLER: Okay. You're 1 mile from the runway. You're on course. The minimum descent altitude here is 4-0-6-0.

CONTROLLER: Thanks. About a half mile from the runway. You are on course.

CONTROLLER: Over the approach end of runway. You are on course. You've got about 10,000 feet to work with.

8756: What was my altitude, 4,600?

CONTROLLER: Four -- I'm reading you at 4-6. So you're about 1,000 feet above, 1,900 feet above.

8756: I got the -- I got the runway right below me right in sight. Not enough room. Can I circle around from the --

CONTROLLER: Climb, and if you can keep it in sight and circle around to land. If not, climb -- try to get to 6,000, and let me know what you're going to do.

8756: Okay. I'm going to try and circle around and fix that. I have the runway now in sight. 8756.

CONTROLLER: Just verify you are able to keep the runway in sight?

8756: Yes. I have the tower in sight. I have the runway in sight. Do the best I can here. I'm going to feel like it's -- sorry about this.

CONTROLLER: No, no. This is no problem at all. We're glad you're -- got it in sight. If you'd like to, you can change over to the tower frequency, 118.5. It's up to you.

8756: I'll stay with you at the moment. I'm a little busy at the moment. 8756.

CONTROLLER: Roger. And Show-Me 8756, you are still cleared to land Runway 3-5.

CONTROLLER: I see that. Thanks.

The winds at the field are being reported at 0-3-0-1-2, gust 1-9.

8756: All right. Turning on final now. 8756.

8756: Declare an emergency. I have had a wing tip strike the ground, and it looks like I'm not -- I may -- I'm just going to shut it down here.

While on the circling approach to runway and during radio communications between the pilot and controller, an intermittent stall warning horn is heard in the transmission's background.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 41
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/15/2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/10/2014
Flight Time:  2798 hours (Total, all aircraft), 113 hours (Total, this make and model), 2730 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 113 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N950FE
Model/Series: 208B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 208B0056
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/20/2014, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7449 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 14945.4 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-114
Registered Owner: FEDERAL EXPRESS CORP
Rated Power: 675 hp
Operator: BARON AVIATION SERVICES INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: BARON AVIATION SERVICES INC
Operator Designator Code: DEMA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KROW, 3669 ft msl
Observation Time: 0751 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 59°
Lowest Cloud Condition:  / 500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C / -6°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 500 ft agl
Visibility: 2 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots, 40°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.41 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Mist; Light - Snow
Departure Point: LUBBOCK, TX (KLBB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Roswell, NM (KROW)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0715 MDT
Type of Airspace: Air Traffic Control

Airport Information

Airport: ROSWELL INTL AIR CENTER (ROW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3671 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: ASR; Circling
Runway Length/Width: 9999 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  None 

The Roswell International Air Center Airport (KROW) is a publicly owned, open to the public, towered airport, located 3 miles south of Roswell, New Mexico. KROW was two runways: runway 3/21, concrete and is 13,001 ft by 150 feet, the second runway, 17/37, is asphalt, and is 9,999 ft by 100ft. The airport is at an elevation of 3,671 ft.

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.287222, -104.539167 (est)

Additional Information

Examination of the airplane noted substantial damage to the wing, including the presence of frost and icing on the airplane.

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N758SW: Accident occurred August 14, 2014 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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/N758SW

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Accident Number: WPR14LA346
Date & Time: 08/14/2014, 0941 MDT
Registration: N758SW
Aircraft: BOEING 737 7H4
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground handling event
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled 

On August 14, 2014, about 0941 mountain daylight time, a Boeing 737-700 airplane, N758SW, was struck by a runaway baggage cart while sitting at the boarding gate, at the Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. The two airline transport pilots and three cabin crewmembers were not injured. The fuselage was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the Southwest Airlines Company, Dallas, Texas, as Southwest Flight 579, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 domestic passenger flight. An instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The airplane was being prepared to board passengers when the event occurred.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC) on August 14, a representative of the Southwest Airlines Company said that he had been advised of the event in Salt Lake City, and received photographs showing structural damage to the airplane. He said the baggage cart had been on the end of a string of carts being pulled by a tug belonging to Delta Airlines. The cart came loose while being towed and rolled into the airplane, penetrating the side of the fuselage.

During a subsequent telephone conversation, a representative of Delta Airlines reported that a tug, belonging to Delta Airlines, had been pulling several baggage carts in the non-movement area adjacent to the airplane boarding gates. She said an airport surveillance video showed the second cart in the string hit a pothole and detached from the preceding cart. The loose baggage carts rolled across the ramp and into the side of the airplane.

Prior to the accident, there were no reported mechanical anomalies with the airplane.

According to a Salt Lake City Airport Police report, the Delta Employee who drove the event tug stated he was pulling a string of four baggage carts behind his tug, northbound on the airfield road on the east side of the Bravo Concourse. He said he was coming from Gate B-3 heading north to the baggage cart boneyard. He further reported that when he arrived at the boneyard, there was only 1 baggage cart attached to the tug. He did not know when or where the 3 missing carts had detached from the string.

A Southwest employee reported to the police that he was pulled up to the rear-belt loader on gate B-17. He detached 2 baggage carts from his tug and got back in his tug. He looked up and saw 3 Delta baggage carts rolling towards the belt-loader. He yelled to his fellow-employee to watch out, and the baggage carts swerved at the last second and collided with the airplane.

The second Southwest employee reported that he was standing by the belt-loader with his back to the airplane when he heard someone scream, "Lookout!!" He turned around just as the carts impacted the airplane. He reported that the carts impacted the airplane so hard the rear carts spun around.

The police report went on to report that security video recordings were obtained and showed that in the areas of Gates B-13 and B-15, the Delta Employee could be seen driving the tug out of his traffic lane veering to his left into the south bound traffic lane. The Employee reported that, that was done to avoid an airplane taxiing away from Gate B-15.

The report continued that, while traveling north in the southbound lane, the Delta Employee drove over a drain cover east of Gate B-15. When the baggage carts passed over the drain cover, the second baggage cart disconnected from the first baggage cart.

According to a Delta representative, after being notified of the event, Delta inspected the tug and baggage carts involved. They reported that all connection parts (tongues and springs) were found to be in good condition. Delta also reported that an additional video showed the tug maneuvering in a gate area for an extended period of time with the same carts attached. Delta reported that the tug driver stated he was confident the carts were properly connected.

Previous Events

During the airlines' investigations, employees at both Southwest and Delta reported knowing about the dip in the driving lane at the drain cover near Gate B15. Employees stated other similar disconnection events had occurred, but since the events did not result in damage or injury, documentation could not be located or did not exist.

The Southwest station manager reported that in November of 2013 an event occurred at the same spot in which a baggage cart disconnected from a tug. He stated the event was brought to the attention of airport authorities who stated the surface could not be leveled at that time because of the winter weather. The Station Manager further stated no action has been taken by the airport since that time. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/15/2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  15500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 9500 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BOEING
Registration: N758SW
Model/Series: 737 7H4 7H4
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Transport
Serial Number: 27873
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 151
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/06/2014, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 154500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 53349 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: CFM INTL.
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: CFM56 SERIES
Registered Owner: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
Rated Power: 24200 lbs
Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 15°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 140°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: SALT LAKE CITY INTL (SLC)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 4227 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 5 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.786389, -111.973056

Piper PA-46-350P, N60PB: Accident occurred July 22, 2014 at Auburn Municipal Airport (S50), 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; Renton, Washington 

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N60PB

Location: Auburn, WA
Accident Number: WPR14LA307
Date & Time: 07/22/2014, 0915 PDT
Registration: N60PB
Aircraft: PIPER PA 46 350P
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 22, 2014, about 0915 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350 airplane, N60PB, experienced a nose landing gear collapse during the landing roll at Auburn Municipal airport (S50), Auburn, Washington. The private pilot, commercial pilot, and two passengers were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage. The airplane was registered to Ards Fly LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, at 0900 and was destined for Auburn.

The pilot reported while in the pattern for landing, he accomplished the landing checklist and verified that the landing gear indicator lights were three green. The touchdown was soft and he held the nose gear up as long as possible during the landing roll on the main gear. When the nose gear touched down, the airplane veered sharply to the left. The pilot applied right rudder control and braking action to avoid going off the runway. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane skidded to a stop.

A review of the aircraft maintenance records indicated that the last annual inspection was accomplished on August 20, 2013. On May 29, 2014, the logbook entry indicated that the main landing gear actuator upper attach bolts, and the nose strut steering arm bolts were re-torqued. The next day, the nose landing gear sequence valve was adjusted. The landing gear was swung through several cycles and the operation was checked ok.

On June 5, 2014, Piper Aircraft issued Service Bulletin (SB) No. 1103E, which Piper considered compliance as mandatory to inspect the engine mount for cracks and replace for PA-46-350P and PA-46R-350T airplanes. There was no entry in the logbook to indicate that this Service Bulletin had been complied with. The SB indicated that cracks my develop in the area of the nose gear actuator attach feet on the engine mount. This condition can occur when the nose landing gear is subjected to excessive loads due to hard landings, rough field operations, excessive speed turns, improper towing, or other improper operations.

The airplane was not made available for examination following the accident to determine the reason for the nose landing gear collapse.

The pilot did not complete the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

Pilot Information


Certificate: Private
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: 07/17/2009
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/21/2014
Flight Time:  1000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 500 hours (Total, this make and model), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 33, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/24/2014
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  4500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300 hours (Total, this make and model), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N60PB
Model/Series: PA 46 350P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 4636362
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/20/2013, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1690 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series: TIO 540 AE2A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 310 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: KSEA
Observation Time: 0853 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 12°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 9000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 170°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Seattle, WA (BFI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Auburn, WA (S50)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  PDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Auburn Municipal (S50)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 83 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3400 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  47.327778, -122.226667 (est)