Friday, June 22, 2018

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N1880B: Fatal accident occurred June 10, 2018 near Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT), Green County, Wisconsin


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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N1880B



Location: Monroe, WI
Accident Number: CEN18FA216
Date & Time: 06/10/2018, 1200 CDT
Registration: N1880B
Aircraft: CESSNA T182T
Injuries: 4 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 10, 2018, about 1200 central daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N1880B, was destroyed during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain about 3/4 mile north of the Monroe Municipal Airport (EFT), Monroe, Wisconsin. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW) about 1126 and was destined for EFT.

A witness reported that she was sitting at her kitchen table when she heard the airplane. It sounded similar an airplane performing aerobatic maneuvers, with a loud, high-pitched sound such as when an airplane descends at high speed during an aerobatic maneuver. She subsequently looked out of her kitchen window and observed a "fireball" through an opening in the tree line behind her home. She immediately heard a "deafening" explosion that shook the house and saw thick black smoke rising above the trees. A second explosion followed shortly after the first.

The accident site was located near the edge of a wooded ravine, with the terrain rising about 20 feet from the initial tree impact to the main wreckage. The debris path was oriented toward the east-southeast. The initial tree strike was about 80 feet above ground level. A second tree strike about 12 feet above ground level was located about 32 feet from the initial strike. An impact crater was located approximately 15 feet from the second tree strike. The main wreckage was located about 114 ft from the initial tree impact on the top of the ravine near the edge of the tree line. The area east of the woods was open and consisted of tall grass. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N1880B
Model/Series: T182T T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EFT, 1086 ft msl
Observation Time: 1215 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 10°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 200 ft agl
Visibility: 2.5 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Kenosha, WI (ENW)
Destination: Monroe, WI (EFT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 3 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 4 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 42.627778, -89.597500

KENOSHA -- Four members of a Kenosha family were killed when their plane crashed in near the airport in Monroe in southwestern Wisconsin on Sunday, June 10. The plane flew out of Kenosha Regional Airport and went down not far from the Monroe Regional Airport. The community outpouring has been overwhelming for the family.

"She had that really strong work ethic," said Colleen Deininger's sister, Vicki Moore.

Colleen Deininger, a successful broker and family matriarch, was killed when the plane she was piloting went down Sunday afternoon. She was headed to a family celebration with her daughter and two grandchildren.

"She was the best thing to happen in my life and I'm going to concentrate on that," said Vicki.

Family members say Deininger was a champion for the community.

"She gave to so many places and so many causes and helped raise money. She never did any of that for any kind of notoriety," said Michelle Deininger.

Colleen Deininger's daughter, Lisa Deininger-Dickman and her children, 17-year-old Emmarose Dickman and 13-year-old Alex Dickman were also killed in the crash.


Lisa Deininger-Dickman


Emmarose Dickman

Alex Dickman

"She was just a dear, sweet, loving person," said Colleen Deininger's son, Michael Deininger.

An eyewitness said the plane was on fire when it plummeted from the sky.

"It was definitely a mechanical problem with the plane. It lost power," said Michael Deininger.

Michael Deininger said he believes his mother, an experienced pilot, attempted to make an emergency landing in a field.


Colleen Deininger

"Airplanes need a little firmness to bounce and it didn't -- so it literally disintegrated on impact," said Michael Deininger.

Four lives were taken in a moment. Now, they're being celebrated and cherished by the family they left behind.

"We're going to get through this. We're going to get through this. We're not going to like it, but we're going to get through it," said Vicki.

The family is working to set up scholarships to honor the four killed in the crash. A preliminary crash report is expected to be released in the coming days.

Story and video ➤ http://fox6now.com

Mooney M20E, N3213F: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Gear collapse on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3213F

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#: N3213F
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESA
State: ARIZONA

Diamond DA-20C-1 Eclipse, N958DA: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at Pueblo Memorial Airport (KPUB), Pueblo County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Landed and experienced nose wheel issue and prop strike.

Doss Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N958DA

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N958DA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20 C1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUEBLO
State: COLORADO

Beech V35B Bonanza, N6KG: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 at Chester Airport (KSNC), Middlesex County, Connecticut and Incident occurred October 01, 2017 at Nashua Airport / Boire Field (KASH), Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

http://registry.faa.gov/N6KG

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA374
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Chester, CT
Aircraft: BEECH V35B, registration: N6KG

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 while taxiing to hangar, collided with hangar.

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N6KG
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: CHESTER
State: CONNECTICUT



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

October 01, 2017:  Aircraft on landing went off the side of the runway.

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA003
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
occurrence occurred Sunday, October 01, 2017 in Nashua, NH
Aircraft: BEECH V35, registration: N6KG

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.

Date: 01-OCT-17
Time: 16:36:00Z
Regis#: N6KG
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NASHUA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N1979P: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 near Dewey Moore Airstrip, Yellow Pine, Valley County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N1979P


Location: Yellow Pine, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA176
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 1200 MDT
Registration: N1979P
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18-150
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 21, 2018, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-18-150, N1979P, was substantially damaged following a loss of control and impact with terrain near Dewey Moore Airstrip, which is located about 21 nautical miles northeast of Yellow Pine, Idaho. The private pilot, who was the owner and also the sole occupant of the airplane, was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Cabin Creek-US Forest Service Airport, Cascade, Idaho, about 1145, with Dewey Moore Airstrip as the planned destination.

A witness, who had just landed and had an unobstructed view of the event, stated the pilot of the accident airplane came into view on his approach. He stated the airplane was slightly high, and at the point when he was on the extended centerline of the runway he added power and pitched up steeply. The witness stated that he then observed the airplane continue upstream for about one-half mile with its nose up and not climbing well, followed by it entering a left turn. Shortly thereafter, the left wing dipped and the airplane entered a stall/spin to the left, rotated one and one-quarter turns, then descended out of view just prior to impact with the ground.

The airplane will be recovered to a secured storage facility for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N1979P
Model/Series: PA 18-150 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: SIMMONS W TODD
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MYL, 5024 ft msl
Observation Time: 1151 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 46 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cascade, ID
Destination: Yellow Pine, ID (na)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.150000, -115.071389


Todd Simmons, Cirrus Aircraft’s president of customer service, is recuperating in an Idaho hospital in the wake of a June 21st plane crash, the Duluth-based company confirmed.

In a Monday afternoon statement, Ben Kowalski, Cirrus’ senior vice president for sales and marketing, said Simmons “was involved in an aircraft accident while on a personal flight in a Piper Super Cub that he owns. He was flying solo in the aircraft at the time and was the only person involved.”

“We are in close contact and supporting Todd and his family throughout this process; our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time,” Kowalski said.

An initial accident report from the Federal Aviation Administration indicated that a 1955 Super Cub registered to Simmons crashed shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday in McCall, Idaho. The status of his injury was listed as “serious” and the cause of the crash remains classified as “unknown.”

In addition to working at Cirrus, Simmons was recently elected to the board of the Recreational Aviation Foundation. An RAF profile noted that Simmons has deep roots in aviation. His father was a U.S. Army flight surgeon. One of his grandfathers flew a B-26 during World War II, and another grandfather worked as a crop duster.

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

China Airlines, Boeing 747-400 freighter: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago

Flight 5148: Touched down in grass, aircraft went around and returned to land.

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B744
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: CARGO AIRLINES
Flight Number: 5148
FAA FSDO: CHICAGO
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-28-161, N8137Q: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at Hanscom Field Airport (KBED), Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Aircraft veered off runway during landing.

United States Air Force
Hanscom Aero Club

http://registry.faa.gov/N8137Q

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N8137Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
City: BEDFORD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Grumman TBM-3U Avenger, N3967A: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at Westchester County Airport (KHPN), White Plains, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York City

Aircraft hit runway lights on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3967A

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N3967A
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: TBM 3U
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WHITE PLAINS
State: NEW YORK

Schempp-Hirth Arcus M, N16DN: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N16DN

Location: Richfield, UT
Accident Number: WPR18LA177
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 1527 MDT
Registration: N16DN
Aircraft: SCHEMPP HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH ARCUS M
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 21, 2018, about 1527 mountain daylight time, a Schempp-Hirth motorized glider, N16DN, was destroyed following an inflight-break up near Richfield, Utah. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The glider was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated from Nephi, Utah, about 1300.

The pilot reported that he was participating in an air sailing competition and that he planned to maneuver the glider from the departure airport toward Mount Monroe, with subsequent turns to various headings before returning to Nephi. The pilot reported that the weather was good, was not turbulent and was a "very good soaring day."

The pilot stated that as the flight progressed, southeast of Richfield and as he approached 17,000 feet mean sea level (msl), one of the rudder pedals "slammed back" and threw his foot off the pedal, accompanied by a "thud" sound. He could not recall which direction the rudder pedals moved and added that when this occurred, there was no change in the glider's yaw, pitch, or bank angle and that he was unable to move the rudder pedals. Shortly thereafter, the glider's bank angle and speed began to increase, and the pilot thought they had possibly entered a spin, or spiral. He applied corrective actions, however, he was unable to recover, and told the passenger to bail out. The pilot stated that as he jettisoned the canopy, "the wing broke" and his passenger and himself bailed out.

The Sevier County Sheriff reported that the wreckage debris field was about a mile in length and located within mountainous terrain about 7 miles southeast of Richfield. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH
Registration: N16DN
Model/Series: ARCUS M NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Glider
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: KMLF, 5033 ft msl
Observation Time: 2126 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 52 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 37°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 24 knots / 30 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Nephi, UT (U14)
Destination: Nephi, UT (U14)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  38.697222, -111.969722

Cessna 170B, N4427B: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

http://registry.faa.gov/N4427B


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA370
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Anchorage, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N4427B

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 struck a lake bank on landing.

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 18:18:00Z
Regis#: N4427B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA



A floatplane had a rough landing at Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, airport police say.

The pilot wasn't hurt, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police Sgt. Brad Skupnik said.

"She was coming in. The landing was fine, but the plane veered over," Skupnik said. "She ran up onto the bank. It's pretty minor."

The impact damaged both floats and the right wingtip of the Cessna 170B, he said.

The pilot took off from Hewitt Lake, about 5 miles northwest of Skwentna, a federal investigator said.

The plane ended up on the bank of the west water lane of the airport, according to Shawn Williams, the National Transportation Safety Board investigator looking into the cause of the crash.

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


No injuries were reported Thursday morning after a floatplane ran ashore at Anchorage’s Lake Hood Seaplane Base.

Airport Police and Fire Chief Jesse Davis said initial reports that a single-engine floatplane had crashed came in at about 10:30 a.m.

Airport Police and Fire Sgt. Brad Skupnik said the pilot was unhurt in the incident, which occurred during a landing.

“She landed just fine, and then she said the plane veered over to the left (and) ran up on the bank,” Skupnik said.

It wasn’t clear why the plane veered off course, but Skupnik said there was “nothing in the water” on the lake.

Flight operations at Lake Hood were briefly shut down during the response, but Skupnik said the lake was soon reopened to aircraft. Runways at the airstrip were set to reopen once a crane lifted the plane and put it on a truck for transport.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator was also enroute to the scene, according to NTSB Alaska chief Clint Johnson.

The incident comes a week after a fatal June 13 midair collision over the Susitna River, in which surviving pilot Bruce Markwood was able to land at Lake Hood's airstrip. The other pilot, James Poelman of Wasilla, crashed into the river and died.

Story and video ➤ http://www.ktva.com



ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A plane crash early Thursday drew response form multiple agencies when the aircraft, a small float plane, "veered violently" upon landing.

According to Sgt. Brad Skupnik with Airport Police and Fire, the pilot and sole occupant was not injured when the plane crashed. The female pilot had been on a roughly 40 minute trip prior to the crash.

"It was coming in for a landing, and landed just fine, but then violently veered off course when it landed and sustained damage," Skupnik said. It is not yet known what made the plane veer into the nearby bank.

The plane, with a tail number of N4427B, sustained damage to both of its floats, but the woman was reportedly able to walk away without injury.

The floats were too damaged to taxi, so it had to be airlifted out of the water by a crane and put on a flatbed truck.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesperson Clint Johnson said that they had investigators present Thursday morning to investigate the finer details of the crash.

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

Robinson R66, registered to A.C.E. Flyers Inc and operated by Ridgeline Aviation Inc, N7040P: Accident occurred June 19, 2018 in

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

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/N7040P


Location: Cordova, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA366
Date & Time: 06/19/2018, 1045 AKD
Registration: N7040P
Aircraft: Robinson R66
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

The helicopter pilot reported that, after multiple attempts to find a suitable landing site on a mountain ridgetop, the tail rotor impacted brush during landing. The helicopter pivoted, the main rotor contacted a communications tower, and the helicopter rotated 180° and rolled onto its left side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the windscreen and main rotor mast.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/18/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 13000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 450 hours (Total, this make and model), 12000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N7040P
Model/Series: R66 No Series
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 0185
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/21/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Shaft
Airframe Total Time: 460 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rolls Royce
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: RR300
Registered Owner: A.C.E. Flyers Inc
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: Ridgeline Aviation Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: 3RLA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PACV, 31 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 24 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 242°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1700 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cordova, AK (CKU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Cordova, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  60.675000, -144.741944 (est)

Cessna 441 Conquest, N441DK: Incidents occurred June 20, 2018 at Juneau International Airport (PAJN) and February 23, 2017 at Alpine Airstrip (PALP), Deadhorse, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau

Aircraft landed hard on runway and nose gear collapsed.

Fly 4 You Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N441DK

Date: 20-JUN-18
Time: 23:18:00Z
Regis#: N441DK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 441
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JUNEAU
State: ALASKA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks

Security Aviation flight SVX43;  aircraft on takeoff, went off the runway and down the embankment.

Date: 23-FEB-17
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N441DK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C441
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Aircraft Operator: SECURITY AVIATION
Flight Number: SVX43
City: ALPINE
State: ALASKA

Starduster Too, N969TM: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Morrilton Municipal Airport (KBDQ), Conway County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

http://registry.faa.gov/N969TM

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA365
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 18, 2018 in Morrilton, AR
Aircraft: CRAIG A REED STARDUSTER II, registration: N969TM

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.

During touch and go's aircraft veered off the runway when landing gear collapsed.

Date: 19-JUN-18
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N969TM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: STARDUSTER II
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MORRILTON
State: ARKANSAS

Piper PA-28-161, N81202: Incident occurred June 14, 2018 at Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport (KCGE), Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore

Aircraft landed short of the runway in the grass.

Peter Prince Aviation Center LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N81202

Date: 14-JUN-18
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N81202
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CAMBRIDGE
State: MARYLAND

AMD Alarus CH 2000, operated by Bald Eagle Flying Club, N239AM: Accident occurred June 20, 2018 at Plum Island Airport (2B2), Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Burlington, Massachusetts

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N239AM

Location: Newburyport, MA
Accident Number: ERA18LA175
Date & Time: 06/20/2018, 1245 EDT
Registration: N239AM
Aircraft: AIRCRAFT MFG & DEVELOPMENT CO CH 2000
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 20, 2018, about 1245 eastern daylight time, Aircraft Manufacturing and Development Company CH2000, N239AM, was substantially damaged during a go-around at Plum Island Airport (2B2), Newburyport, Massachusetts. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated by Bald Eagle Flying Club under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for flight that originated at Portland International Airport (PWM), Portland, Maine at 1142 and was destined for 2B2.

The pilot reported that he entered at the traffic pattern at 2B2 following an uneventful flight from PWM. The windsock showed a 20° left crosswind at 9-11 knots. The approach to runway 28 was stable at 65 knots and the airplane was configured properly over the threshold. After crossing the threshold, the airplane descended and drifted to the left. The airplane was no longer over the runway, so the pilot elected to go around. He added full power and the left main gear struck the grass next to the runway. The airplane was not gaining altitude and continued to the left. He retracted the flaps with the hope of gaining altitude; however, the airplane did not climb and the stall warning horn activated. He pushed the yoke forward to avoid a stall and the airplane touched down on the grass and then collided with trees.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. He reported that the wings and fuselage sustained structural damage.

The wreckage was recovered to a storage facility after the accident. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRCRAFT MFG & DEVELOPMENT CO
Registration: N239AM
Model/Series: CH 2000 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: BALD EAGLE FLYING CLUB
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BVY, 107 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Portland, ME (PWM)
Destination: Newburyport, MA (2B2)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  42.796389, -70.839444 (est)


NEWBURYPORT (CBS) – A small plane skidded off the runway Wednesday afternoon at the Plum Island Airport in Newburyport.

John Murray, the head of the flight school at the airport, told WBZ-TV the plane was attempting to land at the time of the crash, but it did not appear to be one of their regular pilots.

A spokesman for the Newbury Fire Department said the pilot “exited the cockpit safely and is not injured.”

The plane ended up in the woods.  The tail end could be seen sticking out of the trees. The Federal Aviation Administration told WBZ the pilot of the AMD Alarus CH 2000 was the only person on board. They’re looking into the cause of the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board is also looking into the incident, according to Stephen Purcell, vice president of the Bald Eagle Flying Club. He said the pilot is an active member of the Maine flying club, which is the largest in the state.

The plane involved is typically used for training and can be used for an hourly fee, Purcell also said.

No other information is available at this point in the investigation.

Story and video: http://boston.cbslocal.com









NEWBURYPORT, MASS. (WHDH) - A plane from Maine crashed Wednesday afternoon in the woods near Plum Island Airport, fire officials said.

Emergency crews responding around 12:40 p.m. to a report of a crash found a small aircraft that had gone into the woods after landing at the airport.

The pilot of the AMD Alarus CH 2000 exited the plane before it crashed, according to authorities. He was the only person on board and was not hurt.

The plane was registered to the Bald Eagle Flying Club in Yarmouth, Maine.

The Federal Flight Administration is investigating what caused the plane to go off the runway.

Story and video: https://whdh.com