Friday, June 22, 2018

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N1880B; fatal accident occurred June 10, 2018 near Monroe Municipal Airport (KEFT), Green County, Wisconsin

Colleen Deininger, a successful broker and family matriarch, was killed when the Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane she was piloting went down June 10th, 2018. She was headed to a family celebration with her daughter and two grandchildren. 

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. 


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 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/N1880B


Location: Monroe, WI
Accident Number: CEN18FA216
Date & Time: 06/10/2018, 1201 CDT
Registration: N1880B
Aircraft: CESSNA T182T
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 4 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 10, 2018, at 1201 central daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N1880B, was destroyed during a collision with trees and terrain about 3/4 mile north-northwest of the Monroe Municipal Airport (EFT), Monroe, Wisconsin. The pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot 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.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) radar position and communications data revealed that, after departing from ENW, the airplane proceeded westbound en route to EFT at a cruising altitude of 4,000 ft mean sea level (msl). The pilot requested the RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30 approach at EFT. She initially inquired about being cleared to the Davis initial approach fix (IAF). However, the controller suggested proceeding to GENZU due to weather southeast of Janesville. At 1139, the pilot was cleared to the GENZU initial approach fix on the RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30 approach into EFT. At 1150, the pilot was instructed to cross GENZU at 3,000 ft and was cleared for the approach. The airplane began a descent from 4,000 ft and subsequently leveled at 3,000 ft about 2 minutes later. At 1154, the airplane passed the GENZU initial approach fix and turned to the south-southeast along the published GPS Rwy 30 approach transition.

The pilot informed the controller that she would like to proceed to the Rockford International Airport (RFD) in the event of a missed approach. However, she later advised the controller that she wanted to go back to ENW. The controller provided alternate missed approach instructions: fly heading 090° and climb and maintain 4,000 ft. At 1155, the controller authorized the pilot to change to the airport common traffic advisory frequency and the pilot acknowledged. No further communications were received from the pilot. At 1156, the airplane passed the XOTIY intermediate approach fix and turned to the west-northwest inbound to runway 30. At 1159, the airplane passed the ZEBRU final approach fix at 2,700 ft. The final radar data point was recorded at 1201:06. The airplane was 1.90 nautical miles southeast of the runway 30 approach threshold at 1,700 ft. Radar contact was lost consistent with coverage limitations and was not regained.

A witness reported that she was at home when she heard the airplane. It sounded similar to an airplane performing aerobatic maneuvers, with a loud, high-pitched sound. She subsequently looked out of her kitchen window and observed a "fireball" through an opening in the tree line behind her home. She then heard a loud "boom" and saw thick black smoke rising above the trees.

The accident site was located in a wooded ravine about 1/2 mile north of the runway 30 departure threshold.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 81, Female
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: Yes
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/21/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  4600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 90 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Three pilot logbooks provided to the National Transportation Safety Board by a family representative for review were current to September 21, 2014. The family representative reported that the pilot had moved to a computer-based logbook after that point and he did not know where that data was stored. The pilot's total flight time after the final entry in the third logbook was 4,348.5 hours. The pilot had logged about 110 hours in Cessna 152 airplanes, about 385 hours in Cessna 172 airplanes, about 919 hours in Cessna 182 airplanes, about 1,625 hours in Cessna 206 airplanes, and about 1,300 hours in Cessna T206 airplanes. The logged actual and simulated instrument flight times totaled 491 and 85 hours, respectively.

On the most recent medical certificate application, dated June 2017, the pilot reported a total flight time of 4,480 hours with no flight time in the preceding 6 months. However, on the previous medical certificate application, dated April 2015, the pilot noted a total flight time of 4,600 hours with 90 hours in the preceding 6 months.

A review of the available pilot's logbooks, in conjunction with FAA records, revealed that the pilot had owned several airplanes before the accident airplane. These included a 2010 Cessna T206H, a 2004 Cessna 206H, a 1998 Cessna T206H and a 1997 Cessna 182S. Available information indicated that the accident airplane, the 2010 Cessna T206H and the 2004 Cessna 206H were equipped with Garmin G1000 avionics systems.

Federal Aviation Administration records revealed that the pilot had two pilot deviations. One event involved an altitude deviation while operating on an instrument flight rules clearance. The pilot had stated that the airplane was not on the desired flight track due to an error in loading the flight plan into the Garmin 1000 system. She disconnected the autopilot and corrected the flight track; however, she allowed her instrument scan to deteriorate and inadvertently climbed 500 ft above the assigned altitude. The second event involved a failure to change frequencies as required by air traffic control. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N1880B
Model/Series: T182T T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: T18209078
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/04/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 844.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TIO-540-AK1A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 235 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Federal Aviation Administration records revealed that the pilot purchased the accident airplane in January 2017. An airframe maintenance logbook entry, dated April 2017, noted the recording tachometer time as 755.3. This was the initial logbook entry after the pilot had purchased the airplane. According to the maintenance records, the most recent annual inspection was completed on May 4, 2018, at a tachometer time of 844.3 hours.

Personnel at ENW stated that the pilot brought the airplane in for maintenance a few days before the accident noting that the engine did not shut down using the mixture control after a previous flight. Maintenance personnel reported that a visual examination did not reveal any anomalies. An engine run-up was conducted and the engine operated normally and shut-down without any difficulties at that time. 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EFT, 1086 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1215 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 150°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  2.5 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Terrain-Induced / None
Wind Direction: 10°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Moderate / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Kenosha, WI (ENW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Monroe, WI (EFT)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1126 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Departure airport conditions, recorded at 1122, included overcast clouds at 300 ft agl, with 3 miles visibility in light rain and mist. The National Weather Service weather radar composite, valid at 1200, did not depict any defined thunderstorms along the immediate route of flight or any significant weather echoes over the accident site. A forecast for moderate turbulence below 10,000 ft msl over northern Illinois and Wisconsin was valid at the time of the accident flight. However, the available pilot reports either reported negative turbulence (smooth flight) conditions or did not mention turbulence at all.

A witness recalled that it had been misting all morning and the ground was wet. The cloud ceiling was low and "no blue sky" was visible "at all" through the overcast. A review of surface observations for EFT indicated that low instrument weather conditions prevailed from 0500 through 1555. At the time of the accident, the recorded cloud ceiling at EFT was 200 ft agl.

Airport Information

Airport: Monroe Municipal (EFT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1086 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

The RNAV (GPS) 30 approach LNAV minimum descent altitude (MDA) was 1,480 ft msl, which was 410 ft above the runway touchdown zone elevation. The circling MDA was 1,540 ft msl, which was 454 ft above the airport elevation. The published missed approach specified a climbing left turn to 3,000 ft, direct to the DAVIS initial approach fix and hold. 

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 

The accident site was located in a wooded ravine. The debris path was oriented on an east-southeasterly heading. The main wreckage came to rest near the top of the ravine about 114 ft from the initial tree impact. The terrain rose about 20 ft from the initial tree impact to where it came to rest at the top of the ravine. The airplane was fragmented consistent with impact forces and portions of the fuselage were partially consumed by a postimpact fire.

Postaccident airframe and engine examinations did not reveal any anomalies consistent with a preimpact failure or malfunction. A detailed summary of the examinations is included in the docket associated with the accident investigation. 

Medical And Pathological Information

An autopsy of the pilot was performed by the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. The pilot's death was attributed to injuries sustained in the accident. Toxicology testing performed by the FAA Forensic Sciences laboratory identified metoprolol in kidney and muscle tissues. It was negative for all other substances in the testing profile. Metoprolol is commonly prescribed to control high blood pressure and is considered not to be impairing. 

Additional Information

Spatial Disorientation

The Federal Aviation Administration Civil Aeromedical Institute publication, "Introduction to Aviation Physiology," defines spatial disorientation as a loss of proper bearings or a state of mental confusion as to position, location, or movement relative to the position of the earth. Factors contributing to spatial disorientation include changes in acceleration, flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), frequent transfer between VMC and IMC, and unperceived changes in aircraft attitude.


The Federal Aviation Administration Airplane Flying Handbook describes some hazards associated with flying when the ground or horizon are obscured. The handbook states, in part: "The vestibular sense (motion sensing by the inner ear) in particular tends to confuse the pilot. Because of inertia, the sensory areas of the inner ear cannot detect slight changes in the attitude of the airplane, nor can they accurately sense attitude changes that occur at a uniform rate over a period of time. On the other hand, false sensations are often generated; leading the pilot to believe the attitude of the airplane has changed when in fact, it has not. These false sensations result in the pilot experiencing spatial disorientation."


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.

"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.

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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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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/N6KG

Location: Chester, CT
Accident Number: GAA18CA374
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 1930 UTC
Registration: N6KG
Aircraft: BEECH V35B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event:
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

According to the pilot, during taxi to his hangar, the airplane's left wingtip struck the east-facing wall of a hangar. The airplane pivoted about the left wing and entered the hangar before it came to a stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

The pilot asserted that the accident could have been prevented if he had monitored the distance from the airplane's wingtip to the hangar.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a hangar during taxi.

Findings

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Monitoring environment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Airport structure - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 91, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/17/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/07/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5078 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3500 hours (Total, this make and model), 4900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N6KG
Model/Series: V35B V35B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: D-9760
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/30/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5500 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSNC, 417 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0000 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 342°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory; VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Chester (SNC)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 416 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
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: 41.383611, -72.505833 (est)



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

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 170B, N4427B, accident occurred June 21, 2018 at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

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

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/N4427B

Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA370
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 1020 AKD
Registration: N4427B
Aircraft: CESSNA 170
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the touchdown on the water was smooth. While the airplane was on step, she reduced the flaps, and the airplane suddenly veered left. She applied right rudder and reduced engine power. The left float hit the concrete shore bank, the airplane spun to the left, and the right wing struck the shore.

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

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

Probable Cause and Findings

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

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Object/animal/substance - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 760 hours (Total, all aircraft), 670 hours (Total, this make and model), 642 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N4427B
Model/Series: 170 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 26771
Landing Gear Type: Float;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/28/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2106 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4352.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1A
Registered Owner: MARTIN JOSEF WEGSCHEIDER
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PALH, 90 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1830 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 220°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.74 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Skwentna, AK
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0937 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: LAKE HOOD (LHD)
Runway Surface Type: Water
Airport Elevation: 79 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Water--calm
Runway Used: W
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4541 ft / 188 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:  61.178889, -149.964444 (est)



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