Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cessna 180, N3125D: Accident occurred June 22, 2018 in Fairbanks, 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; Fairbanks, Alaska

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N3125D

Location: Fairbanks, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA048
Date & Time: 06/22/2018, 1730 AKD
Registration: N3125D
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 22, 2018, about 1730 Alaska daylight time, a tailwheel equipped Cessna 180 airplane, N3125D, sustained substantial damage during an off-airport landing at Upper St George Creek, about 50 miles south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 visual flight rules personal flight when the accident occurred. The private pilot and passenger were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA), Fairbanks, Alaska about 1700.

According to the pilot, he was landing with a right crosswind and after touchdown, as the airplane began to decelerate, he applied left brake in an effort to maintain directional control. He stated that the left rudder/brake pedal was "soft" and traveled to its full forward limit and directional control was lost. The airplane weathervaned into the wind and skidded sideways before the left main wheel went off the cleared landing area and into brush. The left wing and left horizontal stabilizer subsequently impacted terrain, which resulted in substantial damage.

Upon exiting the airplane, the pilot found the brake line had separated at the compression fitting near the brake caliper where the brake line transitioned from a rigid line to a flexible line.

A detailed examination of the brake line is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N3125D
Model/Series: 180 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: PAFA, 432 ft msl
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 18 knots, 280°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: FAIRBANKS, AK (FAI)
Destination: Fairbanks, AK (AK7)

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:  64.192778, -147.946111 (est)

de Havilland Beaver DHC-2 MK.1, N5221G: Accident occurred June 22, 2018 in Dillingham, 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/N5221G

Location: Dillingham, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA047
Date & Time: 06/22/2018, 1745 AKD
Registration: N5221G
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND BEAVER DHC 2 MK.1
Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 22, 2018, about 1745 Alaska daylight time, a float equipped DeHavilland DHC-2 airplane, N5221G, sustained substantial damage during an impact with trees and terrain, following a loss of directional control during landing, about 53 miles northwest of Dillingham, Alaska. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 visual flight rules personal flight when the accident occurred. The private pilot sustained serious injuries, and the three passengers were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Naknek Lake, Alaska (5NK) about 1645.

According to the pilot, he was landing with a tailwind on a remote river. After touching down on the water, the airplane bounced, and a gust of wind turned the tail of the airplane about 45° to the left. The airplane then impacted the river bank, continued onto the shore, and struck trees, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Registration: N5221G
Model/Series: BEAVER DHC 2 MK.1 NO SERIES
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: PADL, 86 ft msl
Observation Time: 0056 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 53 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3400 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: NAKNEK, AK (5NK)
Destination: Dillingham, AK 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  59.920278, -158.185000

American Airlines, Airbus A320-214, N112US: Incident occurred June 24, 2018 at Tucson International Airport (KTUS), Pima County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Flight 2047: Experienced a bird strike and made an emergency landing, landed without incident.

http://registry.faa.gov/N112US

Date: 24-JUN-18
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: N112US
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2047
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Piper PA-32RT-300T Turbo Lance II, N3028A: Incident occurred June 23, 2018 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport (KCGZ), Pinal County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Nose gear collapsed.

K R Hagan Ranches: http://registry.faa.gov/N3028A

Date: 23-JUN-18
Time: 22:28:00Z
Regis#: N3028A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32RT 300T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CASA GRANDE
State: ARIZONA

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N7072Y, accident occurred June 22, 2018 at Phoenix Goodyear Airport (KGYR), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7072Y

Location: Goodyear, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA381
Date & Time: 06/22/2018, 2114 MDT
Registration: N7072Y
Aircraft: PIPER PA 30
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

The flight instructor reported that, while landing at night, the pilot receiving instruction allowed the twin-engine airplane to drift left of the centerline at touchdown. The pilot then overcorrected with right rudder, the airplane veered to the right, and the pilot then locked the brakes. The airplane continued to veer right and exited the runway.

The flight instructor added that he did not ask for the flight controls but that he did ask the pilot to release the brakes; however, the pilot did not do so. After exiting the runway, the flight instructor had only right rudder and nosewheel steering and "fishtailed" the airplane further to the right before the left main landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation system on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 230° at 9 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 21.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot receiving instruction's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Landing gear collapse

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/21/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/24/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 10000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 88 hours (Total, this make and model), 8505 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 101 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 33 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
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: 08/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7072Y
Model/Series: PA 30 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30-85
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-320-B
Registered Owner: FLY TWIN COMANCHE LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Buckeye Flight Experience, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: FlyGoodyear
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGYR, 968 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0347 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 227°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.64 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 37°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Goodyear, AZ (GYR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Victorville, CA (VCV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2100 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: PHOENIX GOODYEAR (GYR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 968 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Stop and Go; Traffic Pattern

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: 33.424722, -112.373056 (est)

Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus, N7880, registered to and operated by ARA and Associates LLC: Fatal occurred June 23, 2018 near Sampley's Airport (28AZ), Aguila, Maricopa County, Arizona

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7880

Location: Aguila, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18FA178
Date & Time: 06/23/2018, 1408 MST
Registration: N7880
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH STANDARD CIRRUS
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 23, 2018, about 1408 mountain standard time, a Schempp-Hirth glider, N7880, sustained substantial damage after impact with terrain while maneuvering near Sampley's Airport (28AZ), Aguila, Arizona. The glider pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The glider was registered to and operated by ARA and Associates, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona. The glider was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local area personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from 28AZ about 1359.

According to witnesses located at the airport, the pilot arrived at the airport about 1100 local. Witnesses stated the pilot had flown one three-minute flight that morning, in the glider, prior to the accident flight.

The driver of the glider tow vehicle reported that the launch was normal, and no anomalies occurred. He observed the glider depart the upwind and turn right crosswind for the downwind. He noted that the glider was about 1,000 ft above the ground (agl) while on the downwind. He began to reel in the tow wench, about 3 minutes later, and observed the glider near the approach end of runway traveling west. He further reported that the glider made two right 360° turns that he estimated to be about 30° bank angle, while at 400 ft above the ground. The aircraft then abruptly pitched 60 degrees nose down and completed two spins before he lost sight of it. The glider was about 100 ft above the ground when he lost sight of it.

The glider impacted the driveway of a home. The homeowner notified the Aguila Fire Department about 1408. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was notified at 1418. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP-HIRTH
Registration: N7880
Model/Series: STANDARD CIRRUS UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operator: A R A AND ASSOCIATES LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBXK, 1021 ft msl
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 40 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 40°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 17 knots, 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Aguila, AZ (28AZ)
Destination: Aguila, AZ (28AZ) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:  1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  33.930833, -113.178056 (est)

Cessna 414, N3758C: Incident occurred June 23, 2018 at Jonesboro Municipal Airport (KJBR), Craighead County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

Gear collapsed.

http://registry.faa.gov/=N3758C

Date: 23-JUN-18
Time: 08:24:00Z
Regis#: N3758C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 414
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JONESBORO
State: ARKANSAS

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N7383X: Incident occurred June 22, 2018 at Dunsmuir Municipal-Mott Airport (1O6), Siskiyou County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento

Gear up landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7383X

Date: 22-JUN-18
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N7383X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DUNSMUIR
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech V35A Bonanza, N7462N: Incident occurred June 23, 2018 in Okeechobee County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed in a parking lot.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7462N

Date: 23-JUN-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N7462N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OKEECHOBEE
State: FLORIDA

Loss of Engine Power (total): Cessna 182 Skylane, N5682B, accident occurred June 23, 2018 near Herlong Recreational Airport (KHEG), Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

Aviation Accident Final 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/N5682B




Location: Jacksonville, FL
Accident Number: WPR18LA183
Date & Time: 06/23/2018, 1440 EDT
Registration: N5682B
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Skydiving 

Analysis 

The commercial pilot reported that he had been conducting skydiving support flights on the day of the accident. Before his first flight, the airplane had about 23 gallons of fuel onboard. He flew the airplane for about 4.0 hours and then added about 18 gallons of fuel to the airplane. He flew three more local flights and then made a second fuel stop and added 14 gallons of fuel to the airplane. The pilot did not conduct fuel consumption checks to estimate the engine’s fuel consumption rate nor did he check the total fuel quantity in the tanks after the first and second refuelings. After making two more local flights and while on final approach to the airport, the engine lost total power, and the pilot conducted a forced landing to a residential area, during which the right elevator and right wing sustained substantial damage.

After the accident, no fuel was found in the wing tanks; however, the airplane had come to rest on its right side with the right-wing tank breached and the left-wing tank in a position to allow drainage, which likely allowed any remaining fuel to leak out into the ground. Further, the original carburetor engine had been replaced with a fuel-injected engine and wing extensions had been added to the airplane. Performance charts for the airplane did not account for these changes. Therefore, the amount of fuel onboard the airplane when the engine lost power could not be determined. The engine was test-run, and it started and ran successfully. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined based on the available evidence.  

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined due to insufficient evidence.

Findings

Not determined
Not determined - Unknown/Not determined (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Emergency descent
Loss of engine power (total) (Defining event)
Off-field or emergency landing
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

On June 23, 2018, about 1440 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182, N5682B, struck three vehicles following a complete loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing to a residential area about one mile east of Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG), Jacksonville, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to the right elevator and the right wing. The airplane was registered to Jumpstart Skydiving LLC and operated by the pilot as a title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 skydiving flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported in the area about the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from HEG at 1400.

The pilot reported that after delivering four skydivers, he returned to the airport. On final approach, at about 1 mile from HEG at 2,500 ft above ground level (agl), the engine lost power. He realized he did not have sufficient altitude to clear a stand of trees and landed on a road in a residential area. Upon landing, the airplane struck three vehicles then came to rest on its right side. The pilot stated he did not know of any mechanical issues that may have precipitated this accident. 

On the day of the accident the pilot received the airplane with about 22-24 gallons of fuel on board according to his fuel quantity check, which he accomplished using a dip stick. He then flew three local flights, one up to 10,000 ft msl, the second up to 11,500 ft msl, and the third up to 10,000 ft msl. He refueled and put 18 gallons of fuel in the airplane, but did not check the total fuel quantity with the dipstick. He then flew three more local flights, the first up to 11,500 ft msl, the second up to 10,000 ft msl, and the third up to 11,500 ft msl. He made a second fuel stop and put in 14 gallons of fuel, but again, did not check the total fuel quantity with the dip stick. He then made two more local flights, the first up to 10,000 ft msl, and the second and accident flight up to 11,500 ft msl. The pilot flew a total of eight local flights, four up to 11,500 feet msl, and four up to 10,000 ft msl. The total flight time amounted to four hours. The pilot did not perform a fuel consumption check during any of the eight flights. He stated that to prevent shock cooling the engine, he would descend with power applied, not at idle. He also stated that on the accident leg, he gave way to an airplane that was also landing at HEG. 



Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/24/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1286 hours (Total, all aircraft), 609 hours (Total, this make and model), 1136 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5682B
Model/Series: 182
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 33682
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2651 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Cont Motor
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: Jumpstart Skydiving LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

The airplane was manufactured in 1956 and underwent several modifications to date. The original Continental O-470-L engine was replaced with a Continental IO-470. This normally fuel injected engine was modified to use a carburetor, in accordance with supplemental type certificate number: SA00562NY. The airplane was further modified to include Monarch fuel tanks, speed brakes, shoulder harness and wing extensions. After the modifications, the wings had 12.4 additional square feet of surface area. The maximum gross weight was increased from 2,550 to 2,950 pounds and the empty weight was reported as 1,592 pounds.

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHEG, 87 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 275°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4600 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Jacksonville, FL (HEG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Jacksonville, FL (HEG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

The Meteorological Aerodrome Report for HEG, located about one mile east of the accident site, about the time of the accident reported an outside air temperature of 33°, which is 18° higher than the standard temperature of 15° C for sea level. The dew point was reported as 22°C. These values were plotted on a carburetor icing chart and placed the carburetor icing probability at light, during cruise and descent.

Airport Information

Airport: Herlong Recreational (HEG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 85 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern 

Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG) is an uncontrolled, public airport located 8 miles south-west of Jacksonville, Florida. It is at 85.9 ft above sea level and has four runways, 7/25 and 11/29. The pilot was attempting to land on runway 29 when the accident occurred. 

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: 30.276389, -81.786389 (est)

Fuel from the airplane was unavailable for testing. On the day of the accident, at the accident site, a representative from the FAA flight standards district office checked for fuel in the fuel tanks and found none, however, the airplane had come to rest on its right side with the right-wing tank breached and the left-wing tank in a position to allow drainage through the fuel supply into the breached right-wing tank. Additionally, the pilot stated in the past he had seen fuel coming out of an area around the vent and inside of the strut while he was in a left-hand turn.

On August 8, 2018, the engine was tested at the recovery facility. The engine ran successfully, and the magneto's tested within the acceptable standards.

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

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


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


http://registry.faa.gov/N5682B


Location: Jacksonville, FL
Accident Number: WPR18LA183
Date & Time: 06/23/2018, 1440 EDT
Registration: N5682B
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Skydiving 

On June 23, 2018, about 1440 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182, N5682B, struck three vehicles following a complete loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing to a residential area about one mile east of Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG), Jacksonville, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane received substantial damage to the right elevator and the right wing. The airplane was registered to Jumpstart Skydiving LLC and operated by the pilot as a title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 skydiving flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported in the area about the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from HEG at 1400.

The pilot reported that after delivering four skydivers, he returned to the airport. On final approach, at about 1 mile from HEG at 2,500 ft above ground level (agl), the engine lost power. He realized he did not have sufficient altitude to clear a stand of trees and landed on a road in a residential area. Upon landing, the airplane struck three vehicles then came to rest on its right side. The pilot stated he did not know of any mechanical issues that may have precipitated this accident. 

On the day of the accident the pilot received the airplane with about 22-24 gallons of fuel on board according to his fuel quantity check, which he accomplished using a dip stick. He then flew three local flights, one up to 10,000 ft msl, the second up to 11,500 ft msl, and the third up to 10,000 ft msl. He refueled and put 18 gallons of fuel in the airplane, but did not check the total fuel quantity with the dipstick. He then flew three more local flights, the first up to 11,500 ft msl, the second up to 10,000 ft msl, and the third up to 11,500 ft msl. He made a second fuel stop and put in 14 gallons of fuel, but again, did not check the total fuel quantity with the dip stick. He then made two more local flights, the first up to 10,000 ft msl, and the second and accident flight up to 11,500 ft msl. The pilot flew a total of eight local flights, four up to 11,500 feet msl, and four up to 10,000 ft msl. The total flight time amounted to four hours. The pilot did not perform a fuel consumption check during any of the eight flights. He stated that to prevent shock cooling the engine, he would descend with power applied, not at idle. He also stated that on the accident leg, he gave way to an airplane that was also landing at HEG. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/24/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1286 hours (Total, all aircraft), 609 hours (Total, this make and model), 1136 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5682B
Model/Series: 182
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 33682
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2651 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Cont Motor
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: Jumpstart Skydiving LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

The airplane was manufactured in 1956 and underwent several modifications to date. The original Continental O-470-L engine was replaced with a Continental IO-470. This normally fuel injected engine was modified to use a carburetor, in accordance with supplemental type certificate number: SA00562NY. The airplane was further modified to include Monarch fuel tanks, speed brakes, shoulder harness and wing extensions. After the modifications, the wings had 12.4 additional square feet of surface area. The maximum gross weight was increased from 2,550 to 2,950 pounds and the empty weight was reported as 1,592 pounds.

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHEG, 87 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 275°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4600 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Jacksonville, FL (HEG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Jacksonville, FL (HEG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

The Meteorological Aerodrome Report for HEG, located about one mile east of the accident site, about the time of the accident reported an outside air temperature of 33°, which is 18° higher than the standard temperature of 15° C for sea level. The dew point was reported as 22°C. These values were plotted on a carburetor icing chart and placed the carburetor icing probability at light, during cruise and descent.

Airport Information

Airport: Herlong Recreational (HEG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 85 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern 

Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG) is an uncontrolled, public airport located 8 miles south-west of Jacksonville, Florida. It is at 85.9 ft above sea level and has four runways, 7/25 and 11/29. The pilot was attempting to land on runway 29 when the accident occurred. 

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: 30.276389, -81.786389 (est)

Fuel from the airplane was unavailable for testing. On the day of the accident, at the accident site, a representative from the FAA flight standards district office checked for fuel in the fuel tanks and found none, however, the airplane had come to rest on its right side with the right-wing tank breached and the left-wing tank in a position to allow drainage through the fuel supply into the breached right-wing tank. Additionally, the pilot stated in the past he had seen fuel coming out of an area around the vent and inside of the strut while he was in a left-hand turn.

On August 8, 2018, the engine was tested at the recovery facility. The engine ran successfully, and the magneto's tested within the acceptable standards.




A small airplane crash-landed Saturday afternoon in a residential neighborhood near Herlong Recreational Airport in Jacksonville.

The pilot as well as residents on the ground escaped injury, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department first responders said.

The single-engine plane made an emergency landing in the street at 2:40 p.m. and careened into the front yard of a home in the 2300 block of Sharon Lake Drive at Justin Road North on the Westside, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot was the sole occupant on board the Cessna 182 Skylane which came to rest lying on its right side.

The tip of one wing appeared to have been torn off while the rest was twisted and bent where it was attached to the fuselage. The other wing was sticking up into the air. The tail fins were bent and ripped. One of the plane’s landing gear wheels was broken off and lying in the street at the curb.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the four-seat plane is registered to Jumpstart Skydiving LLC of Orange Park. Company officials couldn’t be reached for comment Saturday night.

The company operates at Herlong Recreational Airport, 9300 Normandy Blvd., which is roughly four miles by car from where the plane went down.

The Sheriff’s Office said the FAA will lead the investigation. Police said the crash site and adjacent streets would remain cordoned off until the FAA completed its on-site inspection.

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