Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cessna T210L Centurion, N2350S: Incident occurred June 15, 2018 in Elbert County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft experienced nose gear collapse and right wing struck the ground.

http://registry.faa.gov/N2350S

Date: 15-JUN-18
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N2350S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ELBERT
State: COLORADO

Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

CONN200 reported that CONN214 bumped them as CONN214 taxied to the runway. CONN200 returned to parking, CONN214 departed.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 18:59:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMUTER
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 150F, N3002X, registered to Gas Publishing LLC and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ferdinand, Dubois County, Indiana

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3002X 

Location: Ferdinand, IN
Accident Number: CEN18LA233
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 2245 EDT
Registration: N3002X
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 18, 2018, about 2245 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150F airplane, N3002X, made a forced landing in a parking lot then nosed over in an embankment. The private rated pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Gas Publishing LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), Mosinee, Wisconsin, about 1700 central daylight time and was en route to Perry County Municipal Airport (TEL), Tell City, Indiana.

After the accident, the pilot reported that while flying 15 miles north of TEL at 2,500 ft mean seal level, the engine sputtered. The pilot was unable to troubleshoot the engine issue and the engine experienced a total loss of power. He made a forced landing to a paved surface between two rows of parked semi-trailers. The airplane landed hard and nosed over in an embankment. The pilot and passenger exited the airplane under their own power.

The airplane has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N3002X
Model/Series: 150F F
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHNB, 529 ft msl
Observation Time: 2256 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mosinee, WI (CWA)
Destination: Tell City, IN (TEL)

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:  38.220556, -86.873056 (est)




FERDINAND — Two patients were transported for treatment after a single-engine plane crashed late Monday night in the MasterBrand Cabinets west parking lot, 624 W. Third St., Ferdinand.

Indiana State Police say the pilot, 52-year-old Gregory Solsrud and his passenger, 18-year-old Winston Solsrud, both of Georgia, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. It was thought they are father and son.

This morning, a hospital spokeswoman said Winston Solsrud was treated and released. There was no information immediately available on Gregory Solsrud.

Authorities were called just after 11 p.m.  to the report of the crash on the southwest side of Ferdinand near West Third Street and Industrial Park Road.

Sgt. Chad Dick said the white and blue 1966 Cessna 150 apparently missed tall power lines, the plant and a parking lot full of semi trailers, touching down in the parking lot and tipping onto its top after the plane’s nose collided with a rip-rapped embankment.

There were no employee injuries and only very minor property damage to the embankment, according to police.

“This is like a miracle plane crash to not hit anything on the property except an embankment,”  Sgt. Chad Dick said from the scene. The trooper said he observed two skid marks in the parking lot in front of the embankment.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board had been notified.

The Solsruds were reportedly alert and conscious after the accident.

The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, Ferdinand Police Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services were among the first on the scene. Those units were soon joined by state police. Huntingburg Airport Manager Travis McQueen also went to the scene.

Ferdinand firefighters returned to their station after about 30 minutes.

MasterBrand kept media outside the property and plant operations appeared to continue uninterrupted. State police said all efforts were made by the state police not to impede normal operations of the factory or its employees.

Indiana State Police Trooper Steve Nolan responded and is serving as the primary investigating trooper. Sgt. Chad Dick assisted.

Original article ➤ https://duboiscountyherald.com



The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to figure out what caused a plane crash in Ferdinand, Indiana late last night.

Gregory Solsrud and Winston Solsrud are the two individuals involved in the plane crash

A 1966 Cessna 150 single engine plane crashed onto the Master Brand Cabinets property. That’s in the 600 block of West 3rd Street.

The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Story and video ➤ http://44news.wevv.com

North American F-100F Super Sabre, N2011V: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA), Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

During landing parachute failed to deploy, go around initiated, went off the runway. Aircraft circled back, landed without parachute and caught fire.

American Horizons Limited Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N2011V

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N2011V
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: F 100F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: RACE91
City: FORT WAYNE
State: INDIANA




FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A fighter jet used for general aviation blew a tire and was stopped on a runway at Fort Wayne International Airport on Monday.

Around 3:45 p.m., NewsChannel 15 was told by multiple viewers that a fighter jet appeared to have made an emergency landing at the airport. One video sent to NewsChannel 15 showed several emergency vehicles including Fort Wayne Fire engines on a runway around the jet.

Airport spokesperson Rebecca Nield told NewsChannel 15 that a F-100 fighter jet based at the airport and used for general aviation blew a tire and was on runway 14-32. Neild said a crew was putting a spare tire on the jet and it was expected to take until after 5 p.m. to get the plane off the runway.

The incident caused some commercial flights to be delayed, and others were diverted, Neild said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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

A vintage fighter jet blew a tire landing and tied up air traffic for about an hour Monday at Fort Wayne International Airport.

The F-100 retired jet is privately owned, said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. It's parachute used in landings failed to open about 3:45 p.m., and a tire blew as it braked to a stop, he said.

The tire was replaced and the aircraft was removed. No one was injured and there was no damage to the runway, Hinderman said.

Original article can be found here: http://www.journalgazette.net

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N756SW: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Moritz Memorial Airport (K61), Beloit, Mitchell 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 Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N756SW

Location: Beloit, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA230
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1230 CDT
Registration: N756SW
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 18, 2018, about 1230 central daylight time, a Cessna TR182 airplane, N756SW, was substantially damaged during an emergency landing on runway 22 (2,381 ft by 110 ft, turf) at the Moritz Memorial Airport (K61), Beloit, Kansas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from K61 about 1140.

The pilot reported that he was conducting takeoffs and landings in the traffic pattern when the left main landing gear failed to extend. He had not experienced any problems with the landing gear prior to that point during the flight. He remained in the traffic pattern and cycled the landing gear but the left main landing gear would not extend. He also attempted to use the manual gear extension without success. He decided to execute an emergency landing on the turf runway.

The left horizontal stabilizer and elevator contacted the ground during the emergency landing resulting in substantial damage to the airplane.

The airplane was recovered from the accident site by the owner/pilot and a local mechanic. The mechanic had recently completed an annual inspection on the airplane. During recovery, they noted that one of the brake caliper attachment bolts had backed out about 3 or 4 turns, which caused the bolt to protrude about 1/4-inch. It appeared that the protruding bolt had caught on the fuselage skin at the perimeter of the wheel well causing the left main landing gear to remain retracted. The left brake caliper and wheel assembly was removed to facilitate recovery.

A postaccident examination conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any anomalies with respect to the normal landing gear extension/retraction system, or with the emergency extension system. The inspector noted that about 1/2-inch of clearance existed between the wheel well opening and the brake caliper back plate bolts when the landing gear was retracted. The fuselage skin exhibited scrape marks in the vicinity of the back plate bolt when the landing gear was retracted. The inspector noted that the bolts on the right brake caliper back plate were not safety wired at the time of the examination.

The airplane maintenance records noted that an annual inspection was completed on June 12, 2018; 6 days before the accident. A total of 3.2 hours had accumulated since the inspection. The entry indicated testing of the landing gear extension/retraction and emergency extension systems were completed. The mechanic informed the inspector that the brake calipers were removed during the annual inspection and that the bolts had not been secured with safety wire after they were re-installed.

The Cessna TR182 service manual noted, in figure 5.10, that the brake caliper back plate bolts should be torqued to 100 – 110 in-lbs and safety wired. In section 5-169, Brake Installation, the service manual stated that the back plate bolts should be torqued to 110 – 120 in-lbs. The use of safety wire was not mentioned in section 5-169.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/28/2017
Flight Time:  716 hours (Total, all aircraft), 399 hours (Total, this make and model), 716 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N756SW
Model/Series: TR182 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: R18201148
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 3 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3661.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-L3C5D
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: CNK, 1487 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1155 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 78°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):  
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 23 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Beloit, KS (K61)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Beloit, KS (K61)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Moritz Memorial (K61)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1416 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2381 ft / 110 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: 39.471111, -98.128889 (est)

JetBlue, Embraer ERJ-190, N265JB: Incident occurred May 21, 2018 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Flight 1059: Pushback tug jack knifed with the aircraft under tow, damage to nose gear.

http://registry.faa.gov/N265JB

Date: 21-MAY-18
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N265JB
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: 190
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JET BLUE
Flight Number: 1059
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Piper PA-28R-180, N633WJ: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Portales Municipal Airport (KPRZ), Roosevelt County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

Aircraft landed gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N633WJ

Date: 19-JUN-18
Time: 02:46:00Z
Regis#: N633WJ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORTALES
State: NEW MEXICO

Mooney M20C, N9268V: Incident occurred June 17, 2018 at Brookhaven Airport (KHWV), Shirley, Suffolk County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale

Aircraft landed with gear retracted.

http://registry.faa.gov/N9268V

Date: 17-JUN-18
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N9268V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHIRLEY
State: NEW YORK

Delta Air Lines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester

Flight 2766: Reported right engine damaged by belt loader.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 10:45:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2766
City: ROCHESTER
State: NEW YORK

Lightning, N730AL: Incident occurred June 01, 2018 in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny

Aircraft aborted takeoff and ran into the grass.

Midstate Tax & Financial Services LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N730AL

Date: 01-JUN-18
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N730AL
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LIGHTNING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SHEAKLEYVILLE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Jabiru J250-SP, N584J: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fairfield County Airport (KFDW), Winnsboro, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Harris Ranch LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N584J

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA356
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2018 in Winnsboro
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250 SP, registration: N584J

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 veered off the side of the runway on landing.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N584J
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J250 SP
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINNSBORO
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-32-300, N41AL: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE), Lexington County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Spain's Planes LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N41AL

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA368
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2018 in Columbia, SC
Aircraft: PIPER PA 32-300, registration: N41AL

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 veered off the runway into the grass after landing.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N41AL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32 300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBIA
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

American Airlines, Boeing 777-200, N782AN: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas

Flight 006: Hit the jet bridge while parking.

American Airlines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N782AN

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 11:20:00Z
Regis#: N782AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 777
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: 006
City: DALLAS
State: TEXAS

Diamond DA-20, N992CT: Accident occurred June 16, 2018 at Spanish Fork-Springville Airport (KSPK) and accident occurred December 02, 2016 in Payson, Utah

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N992CT


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA358
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Spanish Fork, UT
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 20, registration: N992CT

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 experienced a possible stall on takeoff.

Date: 16-JUN-18

Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N992CT
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20 C1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SPANISH FORK
State: UTAH



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

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Payson, UT
Accident Number: GAA17CA088
Date & Time: 12/02/2016, 1307 MST
Registration: N992CT
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA-20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

The solo student pilot reported that, while on a cross-country flight, the weather deteriorated at the destination airport. He decided to complete a touch-and-go landing at an airport along the route and then return to the departure airport. The student pilot further reported that, when he began the flight back to his original point of departure, the airplane had about 3/4 tank of fuel remaining, and a headwind was present. About 10 to 15 nautical miles from the original departure airport, the fuel supply was exhausted, and the student pilot made a forced landing in a field. During the forced landing, the right wing struck a tree and was substantially damaged.

The student pilot did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper in-flight fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion.

Findings

Aircraft
Fuel - Fluid level (Cause)

Personnel issues
Fuel planning - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Tree(s) - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute
Other weather encounter
Fuel exhaustion (Defining event)

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/26/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 50 hours (Total, all aircraft), 47 hours (Total, this make and model), 21 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N992CT
Model/Series: DA-20 C-1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: C0092
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/24/2016, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1764 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4720.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-240-B
Registered Owner: VERSI SERVICES LLC
Rated Power: 125 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: KPVU, 4497 ft msl
Observation Time: 1858 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 340°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -6°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: CEDAR CITY, UT (CDC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: SPANISH FORK, UT (U77)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1122 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 40.064444, -111.726667 (est)

Cessna 172C Skyhawk, N8492X: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ararat, Patrick County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond

Aircraft made emergency landing in a field due to unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N8492X

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 17:59:00Z
Regis#: N8492X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: ARARAT
State: VIRGINIA

Jabiru J250-SP, N722BL: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

http://registry.faa.gov/N722BL


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA380
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2018 in Ferndale, WA
Aircraft: JABIRU J250, registration: N722BL

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 hard landing.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N722BL
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J250 SP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FERNDALE
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 185, N9964X: Accident occurred June 15, 2018 in Big Lake, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

http://registry.faa.gov/N9964X

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA351
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 15, 2018 in Big Lake, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N9964X

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 flipped over during landing.

Date: 15-JUN-18
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: N9964X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BIG LAKE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 180K, N2957K, registered to Airframe Innovations Incorporated and operated by Northstar Aero LLC: Accident occurred June 15, 2018 in Kotzebue, Alaska

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2957K

Location: Kotzebue, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA046
Date & Time: 06/15/2018, 1542 AKD
Registration: N2957K
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On June 15, 2018, about 1542 Alaska daylight time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna 180 airplane, N2957K, sustained substantial damage during an impact with sand dunes, following a loss of lift during departure, about 85 miles east of Kotzebue, Alaska. The airplane was registered to Airframe Innovations Incorporated and operated by Northstar Aero LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 visual flight rules flight when the accident occurred. Of the three occupants, the Airline Transport pilot sustained no injuries, one passenger sustained minor injuries, and the remaining passenger sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in place. The flight departed the Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA), Fairbanks, Alaska, about 1024.

In a statement provided by the pilot, he wrote that the wind at the top of the sand dunes was estimated to be between 10 and 20 kts. After walking off and inspecting several downhill departure routes, he marked off the most favorable downhill departure into the wind. After loading the passengers, he ensured the BAS shoulder harness system was being worn correctly and began the departure. He described the departure as a typical sand dunes departure with some rocking and bouncing but the airplane accelerated rapidly downhill and into the wind. After lifting off near the bottom of the dune, the airplane started gaining airspeed. As the airspeed neared Vx, the head wind component ceased, and the airplane began losing altitude. In an effort to avoid a sharp wall of hard packed sand, he stated that he turned toward lower terrain that was an estimated 60 sloped wall of sand. He attempted to match the angle of the sloped terrain and executed a full power stall onto the surface in an effort to minimizing cart wheeling and flipping over. The airplane impacted the sand dune, which resulted in substantial damage to the forward fuselage and serious injuries to the passenger seated in the right front seat.

The pilot stated to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge that he credited the lack of more serious injuries to a recently installed BAS, Inc., four-point shoulder harness and lap belt restraint system.

The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2957K
Model/Series: 180K K
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: AIRFRAME INNOVATIONS INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAOT, 16 ft msl
Observation Time: 2253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 72 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots, 330°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 66.135000, -160.257500 (est)