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

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/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.

Piper PA-28-180, N9494J: Accident occurred May 01, 2018 in Pine Springs, Culberson County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

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/N9494J

Location: Pine Spring, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA347
Date & Time: 05/01/2018, 2148 CDT
Registration: N9494J
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, while en route in mountainous terrain at night at 6,500 ft, he encountered turbulence and downdrafts and "felt a couple of impacts on the left side". He continued to the destination airport, where he noticed the ELT was transmitting over the radio. During the landing, the left main landing gear collapsed.

The pilot reported that he initially thought the airplane had struck a bird, but postaccident examination revealed that the left wing had impacted a tree. The elevation of the accident latitude and longitude, provided by the pilot, was about 5,000 ft.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 47, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/09/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/08/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3400 hours (Total, this make and model), 3550 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N9494J
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-3613
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3200 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-360 SER
Registered Owner: On file
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGDP, 5456 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 339°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / -12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Eldorado, TX (27R)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: El Paso, TX (ELP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2050 CDT
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:  31.758056, -104.776389 (est)

Beech A45, N36AE: Incident occurred June 26, 2018 at Beverly Regional Airport (KBVY), Essex County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Nose gear collapsed.

http://registry.faa.gov/N36AE

Date: 26-JUN-18
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N36AE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A45
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEVERLY
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Cessna 182P Skylane, N8187M: Incident occurred June 22, 2018 at McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport (KMKL), Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis

Veered off the end of the runway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N8187M

Date: 22-JUN-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N8187M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSON
State: TENNESSEE

Learjet 60, N57, registered to and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration: Accident occurred June 26, 2018 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration
Bombardier; Wichita, Kansas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N57

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Accident Number: ANC18LA049
Date & Time: 06/26/2018, 0850 MDT
Registration: N57
Aircraft: LEARJET INC 60
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On June 26, 2018, about 0850 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Bombardier Learjet 60 airplane, N57Z operated as Flight Check 57, sustained substantial damage after a brake fire while taxiing for departure at the Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 when the accident occurred. All three people on board (two certificated airline transport pilots and one technician) were uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed, and an IFR plan had been filed.

The mission specific modified airplane is used to perform flight inspections of the National Airspace navigational systems.

After refueling at a fixed base operation, the airplane taxied down taxiway Kilo for a runway 17L departure. While taxing, the right main brake ignited and the fire spread, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

The closest weather reporting facility was Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Salt Lake City, Utah. At 0854, a METAR from KSLC was reporting, in part: wind 290 at 7 knots, visibility, 10 statute miles, clouds and sky condition, few clouds at 11,000 ft; temperature, 86° F; dew point 37° F; altimeter, 30.04 inches of Mercury.

The airplane was equipped with a solid-state cockpit voice recorder (CVR), and a download of the CVR data is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEARJET INC
Registration: N57
Model/Series: 60 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSLC
Observation Time: 1554 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 11000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
Destination: Idaho Falls, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.788333, -111.977778 (est)

Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas MD-88: Incident occurred June 26, 2018 at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Flight 1199: Experienced a bird strike on landing.

Date: 26-JUN-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD88
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1199
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Backcountry Super Cub, N7455: Accident occurred June 11, 2018 at Converse County Airport (KDGW), Douglas, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper

N7455 LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N7455

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA379
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 11, 2018 in Douglas, WY
Aircraft: DAN JELINEK BACKCOUNTRY SUPERCUB, registration: N7455

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.

Ground looped on takeoff.

Date: 11-JUN-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N7455
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: BACKCOUNTRY SUPERCUB
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: DOUGLAS
State: WYOMING

Beech A23, N8775M: Accident occurred June 07, 2018 at Sedalia Regional Airport (KDMO), Pettis County, Missouri

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N8775M

Location: Sedalia, MO
Accident Number: CEN18LA220
Date & Time: 06/07/2018, 1645 CDT
Registration: N8775M
Aircraft: BEECH A23
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 7, 2018 about 1645 central daylight time, a Beech A23 airplane, N8775M, registered to the pilot, sustained substantial damage following a runway excursion during landing rollout at the Sedalia Municipal Airport (DMO), Sedalia, Missouri. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plane was not filed. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated about 1600 from the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (CGI), Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The pilot reported that after 4 normal touch and go landings, he set up for another landing on runway 18. He stated that the AWOS reported winds from 100 degrees at 3 knots about 20 minutes prior to the landing. The pilot landed the airplane and the touchdown was soft. Suddenly, the airplane turned about 90-degrees to the left. The pilot applied right rudder and reduced the throttle to idle power. The airplane departed the runway surface, struck a runway light with the right horizontal stabilizer, and came to a stop. The right horizontal stabilizer sustained substantial damage. The pilot was able to taxi the airplane back onto the runway surface and return to the ramp. The pilot reported to the FAA inspector on-scene that the left brake had locked while braking on rollout.

A post-accident functional check of the braking system did not reveal any anomalies. Both left and right wheel brake mechanisms functioned properly when visually examined by an FAA inspector. A post accident weather review revealed that the reported wind conditions at DMO at 1640 were 230 degrees at 7 knots. Therefore, the approximate crosswind component would have been about 130 degrees opposite, and 4 knots increased, from what the pilot reported from his last weather update from AWOS.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N8775M
Model/Series: A23 A23
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: DMO, 909 ft msl
Observation Time: 1640 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI)
Destination: Sedalia, MO (DMO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.707500, -93.175833 (est)

Cessna 340A, registered to Little Dreams Aviation LLC, N60E: Accident occurred June 25, 2018 at Executive Airport (KORL), Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N60E
Location: Orlando, FL
Accident Number: WPR18LA179
Date & Time: 06/25/2018, 0815 EDT
Registration: N60E
Aircraft: CESSNA 340A
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 25, 2018, about 0815 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 340A airplane, N60E, overran the runway during an aborted takeoff attempt at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), Orlando, Florida. The private pilot/owner and his 3 passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged when it encountered a large drainage culvert after it exited the paved runway surface. The airplane was registered to Little Dreams Aviation, and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at ORL about the time of the accident. The flight was originating from ORL when the accident occurred.

According to the pilot, the airplane was based in Michigan, and the accident flight was the first leg of a return trip to Michigan. The pilot began the takeoff roll using the full length of runway 7. He reported that at first, the takeoff roll and acceleration seemed normal, but then he felt a "sudden lag in…forward motion." The pilot stated that the maximum speed he observed on the airspeed indicator (ASI) was 43 knots, and that the ASI needle "seemed to be fluttering" at that speed, and was no longer increasing. He verified that the mixture, propeller, and throttle controls were fully forward. Based on the "lag" sensation and the ASI indications, the pilot decided to abort the takeoff.

The pilot said that he began the abort procedure when the airplane was about half-way down the runway, and he "pulled power'" and used the brakes and spoilers to decelerate the airplane. He determined that the airplane did not appear likely to stop before overrunning the end of the runway, and in order to avoid a collision with structures beyond the runway end, he steered the airplane off the right side of the runway. The airplane tracked through grass for a while, and then struck a large drainage culvert that was oriented parallel to the runway. The pilot shut down the airplane and the occupants exited. There was no fire. The airplane came to rest about 500 ft beyond the runway 25 threshold. The nose and nose landing gear were damaged, and the right side propeller was also damaged.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with airplane singe-engine land, multi-engine land, and instrument airplane ratings. He reported that he had about 1,078 hours total flight experience, including about 396 hours in multi-engine aircraft, and about 33 hours in the accident airplane make and model.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1979, and was equipped with two Continental Motors TSIO-520 series engines. The airplane was registered to the pilot on March 27, 2018. The pilot reported that the airplane had a total time (TT) in service of about 4,518 hours. The left engine had a TT of about 2,642 hours, and a time since major overhaul (TSMOH) of about 385 hours. The right engine had a TT and TSMOH of about 1,043 hours. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed in October 2017.

ORL was situated at an elevation of 113 ft above mean sea level, and was equipped with two paved runways, designated 07/25 and 13/31. Runway 7/25 was asphalt, and measured 150 ft by 6,004 ft. ORL was equipped with an air traffic control tower, which was staffed and operating at the time of the accident.

The 0753 ORL automated weather observation included winds from 070° at 4 knots, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 26° C, dew point 24° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.11 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N60E
Model/Series: 340A A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Little Dreams Aviation LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KORL, 112 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Orlando, FL (ORL)
Destination: Winston Salem, NC (INT) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None

Latitude, Longitude:












ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A plane carrying four people ran off the runway into a ditch at Orlando Executive Airport after losing power Monday morning, according to the Orlando Fire Department. 

Aerial video shows the aircraft down an embankment, which emergency dispatch logs show happened around 8 a.m.

Firefighters said none of the four people on board the Cessna 340 were injured. 

The plane was headed down a runway at the airport when it lost power and didn't reach airspeed, running into the ditch, according to Greater Orlando Aviation Authority officials. 

According to FlightAware.com, the flight was scheduled to take off at 8 a.m. heading for Winston-Salem, NC.

FAA records show the plane is owned by Little Dreams Aviation, LLC, which is based in Michigan.

Runway 7 at the airport is closed while crews finishing clearing the plane out of the area, GOAA officials said. 

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the agency is investigating the crash. 

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