Thursday, June 28, 2018

JetBlue, Airbus A320: Incident occurred June 24, 2018 at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Flight 1505: Reported fumes in cabin, landed without incident.

Date: 24-JUN-18
Time: 05:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: 1505
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-140, N55302: Incident occurred June 27, 2018 at New Bedford Regional Airport (KEWB), Bristol County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

On landing aircraft entered into a spin, veered off the runway into the grass.

Coastal Air Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N55302

Date: 27-JUN-18
Time: 16:33:00Z
Regis#: N55302
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW BEDFORD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Air Tractor AT-502B, registered to and operated by Ross Seed Company Incorporated, N502S: Accident occurred June 27, 2018 in Tappen, Kidder County, North Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

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

http://registry.faa.gov/502S

Location: Tappen, ND
Accident Number: CEN18LA249
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 2000 CDT
Registration: N502S
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On June 28, 2018, about 2000 central daylight time, an Air Tractor 502B, N502S, was destroyed when it impacted vegetation and terrain following a partial loss of engine power during takeoff from a private airstrip near Tappen, North Dakota. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Ross Seed Company, Incorporated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N502S
Model/Series: AT502 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BIS
Observation Time: 1952 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tappen, ND (PVT)
Destination: Tappen, ND (PVT)

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:

Grumman G-164B Ag Cat, registered to and operated by Macy's Flying Service Inc, N151QC: Accident occurred June 27, 2018 in Malin, Klamath County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

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/N151QC

Location: Malin, OR
Accident Number: GAA18CA383
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 0747 PDT
Registration: N151QC
Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G 164
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

The pilot reported that, during an aerial application flight, he misjudged the approach and did not give enough clearance for power wires. The airplane began to sink and he pulled back on the flight control stick. Subsequently, the airplane aerodynamically stalled into the power wires. The pilot further reported that he did not remember anything else until he awoke in the hospital.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and both wings.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 29, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Center
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 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/11/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 3625 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2520 hours (Total, this make and model), 3575 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 320 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 150 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER
Registration: N151QC
Model/Series: G 164 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 474B
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 4221.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: TPE331-2-201A
Registered Owner: MACY'S FLYING SERVICE INC
Rated Power: 715 hp
Operator: MACY'S FLYING SERVICE INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLMT, 4092 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 321°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tulelake, CA (O81)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tulelake, CA (O81)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0747 PDT
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:  42.119722, -121.694167 (est)






Malin, Ore. – A local pilot is lucky to be alive following a plane crash Wednesday morning in southern Klamath County.


The crop duster went down at around 8:AM near Pickett and Drazil Road, just north of Malin.

“Arrived on scene, found the aircraft upside down, obviously it had crashed.”  Notes Officer Mike Shepherd of the Malin Police Department.  “Caught the power lines – and stopped rather quickly.”

Luckily, the pilot suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

“The pilot was out, walking around.”  Recalls Shepherd.  “A little disoriented, but that’s to be expected with what happened.”

Police have not released the name of the pilot.

Shepherd adds the ambulance wasn’t able to make it from the road across a field to make it to the crash site.  “So one of the ambulance personnel loaded him into a civilian vehicle, and took him down to the ambulance, and they were going to assess him there.”

Power was knocked out to homes in the immediate area.

Officer Shepherd says there’s no evidence of any chemical contamination from the crash.  “It didn’t appear to be any leakage there.  When I talked to the owner of the company, he was saying that it wasn’t anything that was going to contaminate anything if it had leaked.”

But most importantly, the pilot is alive to fly another day.

“When you arrive at scenes like that, it’s not usually good.”  Notes Shepherd.  “In this case, it turned out good for the pilot, not so good for the aircraft.”

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration have been called in to help identify the exact cause of the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://kobi5.com

PSA Airlines, Canadair CRJ-700, N709PS: Incident occurred June 27, 2018 at Harrisburg International Airport (KMDT), Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg

Flight 5560:  Nose gear door separated from the aircraft on landing, landed without incident and taxied to the gate.

http://registry.faa.gov/N709PS

Date: 27-JUN-18
Time: 17:06:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CRJ7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: PSA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 5560
City: HARRISBURG
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Ryan Navion A, N444AC: Incident occurred June 27, 2018 at Burnet Municipal Airport (KBMQ), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

Gear collapsed on landing.

American Airpower Heritage Fly Museum

http://registry.faa.gov/N444AC

Date: 27-JUN-18
Time: 19:08:00Z
Regis#: N444AC
Aircraft Make: RYAN
Aircraft Model: NAVION A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURNET
State: TEXAS



BURNET — A pilot and a passenger walked away without reported injuries when the aircraft they were landing slid off the runway into the grass June 27 at Burnet Municipal Airport.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. at the airport, 2302 U.S. 281 (South Water) in Burnet.

The pilot Larry Wayne James, 72, of Austin was “conducting an annual pilot proficiency test in the Burnet area,” according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report.

The aircraft was a Navion 205, a plane known for its distinctive design introduced at the end of World War II and marketed toward civilians and utilized extensively by the U.S. Air Force.

“The aircraft was in route to runway 19 to conduct a landing after taking off,” the report stated. “The aircraft landing gear was not deployed prior to landing causing the airplane to slide down the runway and into the grass.”

The other occupant of the aircraft was passenger Charles Tully 73, of Leander.

The accident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.dailytrib.com

Columbia LC41-550FG, N1266C: Accident occurred June 27, 2018 near Lake Chelan Airport (S10), Chelan County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

http://registry.faa.gov/1266C

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA384
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 27, 2018 in Chelan, WA
Aircraft: COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT MFG LC41, registration: N1266C

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.

Overshot runway during landing and crashed on a county road.

Date: 27-JUN-18
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N1266C
Aircraft Make: COLUMBIA
Aircraft Model: LC41 550FG
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHELAN
State: WASHINGTON



CHELAN - A plane crashed at the Chelan Municipal Airport Wednesday morning.

Emergency Management officials say the plane was landing when it went off the runway, jumped the road and landed in the adjacent field.

Firefighters who responded say the plane had significant damage to the landing gear and wings.

The pilot was unhurt and able to exit the aircraft on his own.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.k/columbia_basin

Cessna 150J, registered to Outer Banks Seaplanes LLC and operated by Island Aerial Ads, N60111: Fatal accident occurred June 27, 2018 near Dare County Regional Airport (KMQI), Manteo, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina
Lycoming; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
Cessna/Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N60111

Location: Manteo, NC
Accident Number: ERA18FA180
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 1026 EDT
Registration: N60111
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Banner Tow 

On June 27, 2018, about 1026 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150J, N60111, registered to Outer Banks Seaplanes LLC. and operated by Island Ariel Ads, crashed in a wooded area in Manteo, North Carolina. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 banner tow flight. The local flight originated from Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), Manteo, North Carolina.

A ground crew member was working in the banner pick up area and witnessed the events that transpired just before the accident. He initially watched as the accident airplane approached and lined up with the pickup poles. He noted that the airplane was very low and estimated the tail of the airplane to be about 5 feet off the ground. As the airplane flew through the pickup area, the pickup loop caught around the left elevator. He recalled the pilot making a radio call to the ground crew stating, "I can't turn, it won't release." He watched as the airplane continued north and was barely over the tops of the trees. The airplane made a climbing left turn, and it seemed like the wind was pushing it to the left. He watched as the airplane disappeared behind the tree line.

Another witness stated that the winds on the morning of the accident were a crosswind to runway 23. The witness did not see the pickup of the banner but saw the airplane as it climbed out to midfield with the tow rope wrapped around the left horizontal stabilizer. He and the other ground crew members watched as the airplane reached the end of the runway while yawing to the left. The airplane made climbing left turn to an altitude about 250 feet before it appeared to enter an aerodynamic stall. The airplane then descended into the trees just to the left of the departure end of the runway 23.

The pilot, age 35, held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land, airplane multiengine land, and instrument airplane. He held a Federal Aviation Administration second-class medical certificate, with limitations for corrective lenses. The pilot reported that his flight experience included 150 total hours of flight experience and 0 hours in last six months as of his medical examination on February 12, 2018. The pilot's logbook was not recovered; therefore, his total flight experience at the time of the accident could not be determined.

The airplane was manufactured in 1969 by Cessna as model 150J. It had been modified by a supplemental type certificate and was powered by a Lycoming O-360 series 180-horsepower engine, and equipped with a McCauley fixed-pitch propeller. Review of maintenance records revealed the airplane was last inspected in accordance with an annual inspection on June 19, 2017. The engine's time since overhaul was 1224.64 hours and the airframe total time was 11,868.70 hours.

At 1035, the recorded weather at MQI included winds from 120° at 10 knots, gusting 14 knots, 10 statute miles visibility, and scattered clouds at 1,900 feet above ground level (AGL). The temperature was 27°Celsius (C), the dew point was 22°C, and the altimeter setting was 30.27 inches of mercury.

The main wreckage was located approximately 400 feet from the centerline of runway 35 on a 242° heading. The airplane impacted treetops at approximately 75 feet AGL and 400 feet from the departure end of the runway 17 centerline. The wreckage path was 124 feet long on a 242° magnetic heading. The airplane came to rest inverted, facing the direction of travel in between trees adjacent to the airport perimeter. The airplane sustained extensive compression damage to the forward fuselage, reducing the cockpit volume. The right wing had trailing edge tree damage at the flap and aileron as well as leading edge crush damage throughout the length of the wing. The left wing was still attached to the airplane with the part of the outboard section separated. The right elevator separated from the horizontal stabilizer. The left horizontal stabilizer was observed with the banner tow rope wrapped around the leading edge. All flight control surfaces were observed at the accident site. Flight control cable continuity was established from the cockpit to all flight control surfaces.

Examination of the cockpit revealed the instrument panel was impact damaged, which prevented an examination of the instruments. Examination of the engine revealed that it was impact damaged. The engine remained attached to the airframe at the tubular mount. The engine was displaced aft and toward the left. The propeller remained attached to the engine flange. The propeller spinner was fragmented. The engine was partially disassembled to facilitate an examination. The engine was rotated by turning the crankshaft flange and continuity of the crankshaft to the rear gears and to the valve train was confirmed. Compression and suction were observed on all four engine cylinders. The interiors of the cylinders were viewed using a lighted borescope and no anomalies were noted.

The carburetor was fractured across the throttle bore and impact-separated from the engine. The throttle cable was broken and remained attached to the carburetor throttle control arm. The mixture control cable wire was separated from the carburetor mixture control arm. The carburetor induction air box was partially crushed, and the carburetor heat control cable separated from the air box control arm. The positions of the control arms before impact could not be determined. In the cockpit, the throttle control knob was aft, the mixture control knob was aft, and the carburetor heat control knob was forward.

The carburetor was partially disassembled, and no damage was noted to the internal components. Blue colored liquid with an odor consistent with aviation fuel was observed in the carburetor float bowl. The carburetor fuel inlet screen was free of debris. The engine driven fuel pump remained attached to the engine and no damage was noted. The hose from the pump to the carburetor was separated at the carburetor fuel inlet fitting and aviation fuel was expelled from the hose as the engine was rotated. The pump was not removed. The auxiliary electric fuel boost pump remained attached to the firewall and no damage was noted.

Both magnetos remained attached to the engine and no damage was noted. The engine was rotated by turning the crankshaft flange and spark was observed from all four ignition leads of both magnetos. The magnetos were not removed. The spark plugs were examined using a Champion Check-A-Plug chart. The lower spark plugs exhibited gray color and worn normal condition. The upper spark plugs were not removed but their electrodes were viewed using a lighted borescope and exhibited gray coloration and worn normal condition.

Oil was observed in the engine. The oil suction screen and the oil filter media were free of metallic debris. Both oil coolers and the associated hoses were secure.

Examination of the propeller revealed both blades were damaged and remained attached to the crankshaft flange. Both blades were bent aft and had chordwise scoring throughout the blade span.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N60111
Model/Series: 150J J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Island Aerial Ads
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMQI, 13 ft msl
Observation Time: 1435 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 14 knots, 120°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Manteo, NC (MQI)
Destination: Manteo, NC (MQI)

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: 35.918889, -75.695556 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Daniel Morgan Lane

Kill Devil Hills - Daniel Morgan Lane, or “Morgan” as he was lovingly known, left this earth tragically doing what he most loved, flying, June 27, 2018 in Manteo, NC.

Morgan was born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 11, 1983. Raised in The Glenn, Morgan’s childhood was full of laughter, friends and music. Following his high school graduation, Morgan attended CCBC and later completed his bachelor’s degree at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. Pursuing his passion for flight, Morgan entered the United States Air Force, earning his pilot’s wings and eventually retiring as a captain.  In recent years, Morgan enjoyed traveling, surfing, camping and boating.  Until the time of his untimely passing, he was employed with a local air tour company based in Manteo.

Left to cherish Morgan’s Memory are his parents, Gerry and Nancy Lane of Duck, NC; one brother, James Lane (Jennifer) of Los Angeles, CA; his uncle Bob and Uncle Mike; Aunt Kathy, Aunt Mary, and Aunt Candy as well as his cousins and extended family members. Also surviving is his loving family from The Glenn, his Air Force family, numerous devoted friends, and lastly his furry children, Kelev and Virgil.

The memorial service with full military honors will be held ocean front at the Lane residence in Duck, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully welcomes memorial donations in Daniel M. Lane’s memory to Wounded Veterans or to an animal shelter of your choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.




The Dare County Airport Authority is discussing the safety of banner planes in the aftermath of Wednesday’s deadly aircraft crash off Etheridge Drive in Manteo.

A small airplane, piloted by 35-year-old Daniel Morgan Lane, went down shortly after take off from the Dare County Airport around 10:30 a.m., authorities said. Lane was circling around to pick up a pull-behind banner when the crash occurred.

As the plane attached to the banner and Lane gained altitude, the banner became entangled in a tree and the plane was pulled to the ground off Etheridge Road near the UPS center, said NC Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Michael Baker.

At least one person witnessed the plane go down, and passersby rushed into the woods to help, one with a machete to cut their way through the brush, said Chief T.J. Jones of the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department.

The aircraft was tangled in trees and underbrush, and the pilot was trapped in the wreckage. Fire crews cleared good Samaritans from the scene after noticing a smell of fuel from the plane, Jones said.

Firefighters used a chainsaw to cut a path through the woods and rescue Lane, who died at the scene.

The 1968 150J Cessna is listed with the Federal Aviation Administration as owned by Outer Banks Seaplanes LLC and Lane worked for Island Aerial Ads.

In his obituary, Lane’s family said he died doing what he most loved: flying. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, Lane joined the U.S. Air Force, earned his pilot’s wings and eventually retired as a captain.

Lane’s family owns a home in Duck, where his memorial service will be held, but he had recently bought a home in Kill Devil Hills.

At the Dare County Airport Authority meeting last week, member Jack Shea said the incident should serve as a reminder to banner plane operator’s to use extreme caution. The authority will consider, once the Federal Aviation Administration investigation is complete, that the group’s safety committee look into the crash and any changes that may need to be made.

Planes towing advertising banners are a common site above the beaches of the Outer Banks in the summer months.


https://www.thecoastlandtimes.com





DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) -- A pilot whose plane crashed Wednesday morning near the Dare County Regional Airport has been identified by officials as 35-year-old Daniel Morgan Lane of Kill Devil Hills.

The Dare County Sheriff's Office confirmed to WAVY.com deputies responded to the crash, which is in a wooded area off Airport Road, shortly after 10:30 a.m.

Sgt. Michael Baker with North Carolina Highway Patrol said the plane touched down to pick up an advertisement banner and the banner got tangled in the trees on takeoff -- pulling the plane to the ground. 

The pilot was the only person on board the plane, Baker said.

Mark Tate, who works nearby, says he heard a “metallic boom” and looked outside his office to find the banner tangled in the trees. 

Tate says good Samaritans and first responders used machetes and other tools to reach the pilot.

“They couldn’t even find the plane for at least 10 minutes,” he said. “His buddies were running all around trying to yell, trying to find him.”

The Cessna 150J is registered to Outerbanks Seaplanes LLC in Manteo, according to records filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. 

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says Lane worked for Island Aerial Ads.

10 On Your Side is still working to get a response from both companies. 

Several other agencies, including the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are also investigating.

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














The pilot of a banner-towing airplane died from injuries sustained after his aircraft went down Wednesday near the Manteo airport.

The crash happened around 10:26 a.m. near Etheridge Road on Roanoke Island.

An eyewitness said he heard a loud noise outside his business that sounded like someone throwing a plastic trash can across the driveway.

First Sgt. Michael Baker with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said Daniel Morgan Lane, 35, of Kill Devil Hills, had just departed the airport after picking up a banner.

The banner got entangled first with the aircraft and then caught several trees, causing the plane to slam into a wooded area, according to Baker.

Good Samaritans used machetes and chainsaws to reach the wreckage, which they said was broken into multiple pieces and fuel was spread all over the site.

Emergency responders were on the scene within minutes of the crash, but had to work carefully to extricate the pilot due to the nature of his injuries.

Lane died a short time after he was removed from the plane and was loaded into a Dare County EMS unit.

The Cessna 150J is registered to Outerbanks Seaplanes, LLC., of Manteo, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. Lane worked for Island Aerial Ads.

The Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://outerbanksvoice.com

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Piper PA-32-301T Saratoga, N11KX: Accident occurred December 28, 2017 at Black Hills Airport (KSPF), Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

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/N11KX

Location: Spearfish, SD
Accident Number: GAA18CA094
Date & Time: 12/28/2017, 1215 MST
Registration: N11KX
Aircraft: PIPER PA32
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Airport occurrence
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that following an instrument approach in light snow, he inadvertently landed in the safety area to the left of the snow-covered runway. During landing, both wings collided with runway signage. The pilot taxied the airplane to parking.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/10/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/05/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1586.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1503.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 1506 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 36.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N11KX
Model/Series: PA32 301T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32-8224004
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/28/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:  3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TIO-540-S1AD
Registered Owner: STAMM AIR LLC.
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: STAMM AIR LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSPF, 3931 ft msl
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 116°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1500 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C / -13°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2500 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 270°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Snow
Departure Point: McCook, NE (MCK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Spearfish, SD (SPF)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1015 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: BLACK HILLS-CLYDE ICE FIELD (SPF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3933 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 13
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 6401 ft / 75 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:  44.484722, -103.788056 (est)

Nanchang CJ-6A, N192NG, registered to G&C CJ6 LLC and operated by the pilot: Fatal accident occurred April 27, 2017 in Keene, Kern County, California

  
Gutierrez, Gilbert
 
Gilbert Gutierrez was a successful registered professional engineer and philanthropist who passed away at age 75 on April 27, 2017. He joined the army in 1963 and was later honorably discharged. From the military he attended Arizona State University and received both a BSE and MSE in chemical engineering. After getting married and having two sons, he founded and operated a successful engineering business in 1980. During his professional career he served on several boards including but not limited to the EPA, Selective Service, and the Professional Engineering Review Board of the State of Arizona. He has been involved in Rotary for over 20 years and started flying, his dream in 2001. He passed away following his dream. He loved his family and did everything he could to help and be there for them. That love and assistance extended beyond his family through his charity work, friendships, and stopping for the random person on the street that needed a helping hand.

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

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http://registry.faa.gov/N192NG




Location: Keene, CA
Accident Number: WPR17FA091
Date & Time: 04/27/2017, 1350 PDT
Registration: N192NG
Aircraft: NANCHANG CJ6A
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 27, 2017, about 1350 Pacific daylight time, a Nanchang CJ6A airplane, N192NG, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Keene, California. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to G&C CJ6 LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The cross-country flight originated from the Apple Valley Airport (APV), Apple Valley, California, about 1255, with an intended destination of Porterville, California.

According to three friends of the pilot, they and the pilot were flying together in a four-airplane formation and had originally departed from Phoenix, Arizona, earlier in the morning. They made a fuel-stop at APV, and, following lunch and a brief delay for weather, the flight of four departed APV en route to Porterville. They were flying in a diamond formation, and the accident pilot was to the left of the lead pilot (the number 2 position). As the flight neared Tehachapi, California, the formation was at an altitude of about 7,500 ft mean sea level (msl), flying above an overcast-to-broken cloud layer that covered the area. As they passed Tehachapi, the formation began a shallow descent. During the descent, the lead pilot lost sight of the accident airplane and asked the pilot if he was ok, to which the accident pilot responded that he was.

A short time later, the lead pilot asked the accident pilot a second time if he was ok, and the accident pilot responded that he was. Subsequently, the pilot in the slot position (behind the lead pilot) noticed that the accident airplane was behind his position and lower. The pilot in the slot position eventually lost sight of the accident airplane and maneuvered to reestablish visual contact but was unsuccessful. The pilot who was flying to the right of the lead pilot (the number 3 position) observed the accident airplane fly into a cloud layer while in a wings-level, slightly nose-low attitude, behind and below his position. The formation flight never reestablished radio or visual contact with the accident pilot or airplane.

A witness who was in a vehicle near the accident site reported that she observed the airplane descend from a cloud layer in an almost vertical attitude until she lost sight of it behind a mountain.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/22/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 500 hours (Total, all aircraft) 

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land rating. A third-class special issuance airman medical certificate was issued to the pilot on May 22, 2015, with the limitation, "not valid for any class after 5/31/2017." The pilot reported on his most recent medical certificate application that he had accumulated 500 hours of flight experience of which 40 hours were in the previous 6 months. 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: NANCHANG
Registration: N192NG
Model/Series: CJ6A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 3051217
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2901 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Huosai
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: HS-6A
Registered Owner: G&C CJ6 LLC
Rated Power: 285
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

The two-seat, low-wing, retractable-gear airplane, serial number 3051217, was manufactured in 1975. It was powered by a 285-horsepower Huosai HS-6A engine driving a two-bladed, composite, controllable-pitch propeller. 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTSP, 4001 ft msl
Observation Time: 2055 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 139°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 8°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1700 ft agl
Visibility: 9 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 26 knots/ 35 knots, 290°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Apple Valley, CA (APV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Porterville, CA (PTV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1255 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

At 1355, the reported weather conditions at the Tehachapi Airport (TSP), located about 5 miles southeast of the accident site, were wind from 290° at 26 knots gusting to 35 knots, visibility 9 statute miles, broken cloud layer at 1,700 ft, overcast cloud layer at 2,500 ft, temperature 12°C, dew point 8°C, and an altimeter setting of 29.93 inches of mercury. 



Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 35.195833, -118.503611 

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted hilly terrain about 5 miles northwest of TSP. The airplane came to rest in an almost vertical attitude on a magnetic heading of about 249°. All of the major structural components of the airplane and wreckage debris, including canopy material, metal debris, and foam, were located within about 100 ft of the main wreckage.

The left wing was separated from the fuselage and came to rest about 8 ft north of the main wreckage. The aileron and flap remained attached to the wing structure. The entire wing exhibited leading edge compression aft to the aileron and flap.

The right wing was partially separated from the fuselage. The aileron and flap remained attached to the wing structure. The entire wing exhibited leading edge compression aft to the aileron and flap. A swath of displaced dirt similar to the size of the right wing was observed directly under the wing structure.

The fuselage structure was severely crushed aft. The empennage structure was compressed into the cabin and engine areas. The vertical stabilizer, rudder, left and right horizontal stabilizers, and left and right elevators remained partially attached to their respective mounts. The forward and aft cockpit areas were severely fragmented. The instrument panels were fragmented with numerous instruments displaced.

Flight control continuity was established throughout the airframe from the cockpit controls to all primary flight control surfaces. Numerous separations in the control cables were observed. The separated ends of the cables exhibited signatures consistent with overload.

The engine exhibited extensive impact damage to all cylinders and the crankcase. The accessory case was impact damaged and separated from the engine. The crankshaft could not be rotated by hand due to impact damage. Mechanical continuity was established throughout the engine and valve train. The magnetos, starter, carburetor, and propeller governor were separated and exhibited extensive impact damage, which precluded functional testing of the components. Portions of both propeller blades were located within the recovered wreckage and were separated from the propeller hub. The propeller blades exhibited chordwise striations on the forward sides of the blades.

Medical And Pathological Information

The Kern County Coroner, Bakersfield, California, performed an autopsy of the pilot and determined that the cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma. The autopsy consisted of an external examination of the body, and the condition of the brain and heart were not described in the report.

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Bioaeronautical Sciences Research Laboratory, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, performed toxicological testing on samples from the pilot and identified 0.014 gm/dl of ethanol in muscle tissue but no ethanol in brain tissue. In addition, amlodipine and pravastatin were identified in the liver, and amlodipine was identified in muscle. Ethanol is the intoxicant commonly found in beer, wine, and liquor. Ethanol may also be produced in body tissues by microbial activity after death. Amlodipine is a blood pressure medication, and pravastatin is a cholesterol lowering medication. These drugs are not generally considered impairing.

The pilot reported high cholesterol and treatment for this condition to the FAA beginning in 2002. In 2004, he reported to the FAA occasional premature ventricular contractions and provided an evaluation that included a cardiac catheterization, which revealed mild-to-moderate coronary artery disease with 40 to 50% stenosis in several arteries.

After an evaluation by the FAA, the pilot was placed on a special issuance medical certificate that required annual reviews. The reviews were generally positive until 2010, when a repeat catheterization demonstrated slight worsening of the area of stenosis in the right coronary artery to 50% to 60%. At his last medical examination, the pilot reported using the blood pressure medications doxazosin and hydrochlorothiazide and the cholesterol medication simvastatin. The most recent clinical reports received by the FAA in June of 2016 included a normal stress test, an echocardiogram that was abnormal but unchanged, and a cardiologist's report showing that the airman was doing well with no symptoms.  







NTSB Identification: WPR17FA091
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Keene, CA
Aircraft: NANCHANG CJ6A, registration: N192NG
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On April 27, 2017, about 1350 Pacific daylight time, a Nanchang CJ6A, N192NG, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Keene, California. The private pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to G&C CJ6 LLC, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight. The cross-country flight originated from the Apple Valley Airport, Apple Valley (APV), California, about 1255, with an intended destination of Porterville, California.

Information provided by friends of the pilot, who were part of a four-airplane formation flight revealed that the flight originally departed from Phoenix, Arizona earlier in the morning, with a fuel stop at APV. Following lunch and a brief delay for weather, the flight of four departed APV, enroute to Porterville. As the flight neared Tehachapi, California, they were at an altitude of about 7,500 feet mean sea level (msl), maintaining separation from an overcast to broken cloud layer throughout the area. As they passed Tehachapi, the flight began a shallow descent. During the descent, the lead pilot lost sight of the accident pilot, who was positioned in the number two position (left of the lead pilot, in a diamond formation) and asked the accident pilot if he was ok. The accident pilot responded to the lead pilot that he was ok.

A short time later, the lead pilot asked the accident pilot a second time if he was ok, in which the pilot responded he was. Subsequently, the pilot who was in the slot position (in trail of the lead pilot) reported that the accident pilot was behind his position and lower, and eventually lost sight of him and maneuvered to reestablish visual contact unsuccessfully. The pilot who was flying in the number 3 position (right side of lead), reported shortly after that the pilot in the slot position lost sight of the accident pilot, he observed the accident pilot fly into a cloud layer while in a wings level, slightly nose low attitude, behind and lower than his position. The formation flight never reestablished radio or visual contact with the accident pilot.

A witness who was in a vehicle nearby the accident reported that they observed an airplane descend from a cloud layer in an almost vertical attitude until they lost sight of it behind a mountain.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted hilly terrain about 5.5 miles northwest of the Tehachapi Airport. The airplane came to rest in an almost vertical attitude on a heading of about 249 degrees magnetic. All of the major structural components of the airplane were located within about 100 feet of the main wreckage. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.