Sunday, July 1, 2018

Beech 95-B55 (T42A), N2182L registered to and operated by 92 Aviation LLC: Accident occurred September 14, 2017 at Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH), Iredell County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2182L

Location: Statesville, NC
Accident Number: GAA17CA579
Date & Time: 09/14/2017, 1000 EDT
Registration: N2182L
Aircraft: BEECH 95 B55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot in the multi-engine airplane reported that, the airplane touched down on the runway and she felt the application of aft yoke pressure. She looked over and saw that her right front seat passenger was "clenching the yoke with both fists." She reported that the airplane bounced once, and she aborted the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, and then she taxied to parking.

According to the single engine pilot-rated passenger in the right front seat, during the initial touch down both engines remained at high RPM, and the airplane was drifting to the right side of the runway. The airplane bounced, and the pilot took the engines to idle. The airplane bounced again "very hard" on the nose landing gear. The airplane bounced a third time and landed "violently" on the nose landing gear. He reported that he felt the need to prevent a fourth runway impact, and he grabbed the yoke and applied aft pressure to minimize the rate of descent. The pilot in the left seat subsequently applied full power and aborted the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, then she taxied to parking.

According to the passenger seated in the right rear seat, the approach was normal, but the initial touchdown was "forceful" and the airplane bounced. The airplane felt like it landed on the nose landing gear followed by the main landing gear and bounced a second time "much harder". A third bounce ensued, and it was the hardest. He heard the engines spool up and observed the pilot abort the landing. She flew one pattern and landed the airplane, and then she taxied to parking.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, just below the windscreen.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 34, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/31/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2018 hours (Total, all aircraft), 66 hours (Total, this make and model), 1883 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 176 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N2182L
Model/Series: 95 B55 (T42A)
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-1996
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer:  Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540
Registered Owner: 92 AVIATION LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: 92 AVIATION LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSVH, 965 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1400 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 8500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wilmington, NC (ILM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Statesville, NC (SVH)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0848 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: STATESVILLE RGNL (SVH)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 967 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7003 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Straight-in 

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: 35.765000, -80.953889 (est)

Beech 58TC Baron, N66568: Accident occurred July 01, 2018 at Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Mackinac County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

http://registry.faa.gov/N66568


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA407
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 2018 in Mackinac Island, MI
Aircraft: Beech 58, registration: N66568

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.

Attempted to abort takeoff, went off the runway and into a fence.

Date: 01-JUL-18
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N66568
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MACKINAC ISLAND
State: MICHIGAN




Everyone is okay after a plane crashed on Mackinac Island Sunday.

The Mackinac Island Fire Department says this plane was trying to take off from the Mackinac Island Airport when it was forced to abort.

The plane went through the fence at the airport’s west end.

No one was hurt, and they say the plane did not leak any fuel.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.9and10news.com

Aviat Husky A-1B, N299CA, registered to and operated by Grandview Photo Inc: Accident occurred September 09, 2017 in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aviat Aircraft Inc.; Afton, Wyoming

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/N299CA


Location: Prairie du Chien, WI
Accident Number: CEN17LA344
Date & Time: 09/09/2017, 1545 CDT
Registration: N299CA
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A 1B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Flight control sys malf/fail
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On September 9, 2017, about 1545 central daylight time, an Aviat Husky A-1B airplane, N299CA, experienced a flight control failure near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The commercial rated pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron. The airplane was registered to and operated by Grandview Photo Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an aerial photography flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport (PDC), Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, about 1300, flew over northwest Iowa for the aerial photography portion of the flight, and was destined for La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE), La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The pilot reported that he concluded the aerial photography portion of the flight, climbed the airplane to 3,500 ft mean sea level and proceeded toward LSE. About 5 minutes later he felt "light buffeting" as the airplane rolled left. He attempted to counteract the left roll by inputting right control stick pressure, but the airplane continued to roll left. He input right rudder to stop the left roll and decided to return to PDC, which was about 10 nautical miles southeast of his location. He used the rudder to maneuver the airplane to PDC and landed uneventfully. After parking the airplane, he moved the control stick left and right several times and the outboard end of the left aileron fell to the ground. The pilot and his mechanic disconnected the inboard aileron connection and removed it for examination.

A review of the airplane maintenance logbooks revealed that on August 8, 2008, the left wing tip was replaced due to "hangar rash" and there was no specific mention of damage to the left aileron. There were no other logbook entries that mentioned the left wing or left aileron. The most recent airframe annual inspection was completed on January 18, 2017, at and airplane total time of 5,348 hours; the airframe had accumulated 5,177 hours since the wing tip was replaced.

The aileron hinge bracket was removed and sent to the NTSB Materials Laboratory for a detailed examination. The examination revealed that the main tube exhibited a complete circumferential fracture just aft of the mounting flange (figure 1).


Figure 1 – Aileron Hinge Bracket

The fracture surface on the flange side was examined with a scanning electron microscope, which revealed two fatigue fracture origins that led to two regions of final overstress fracture. The fatigue fractures occurred under low stress over an extended period of time. No anomalies were noted in the origin regions. The fractures did not occur at the welds and no anomalies were noted with the welds. The examination did not find any specific evidence of bending at the fracture area. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/10/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/13/2017
Flight Time:  19430 hours (Total, all aircraft), 16000 hours (Total, this make and model), 19330 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 353 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 115 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC
Registration: N299CA
Model/Series: A 1B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2294
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/24/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5779 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1P
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPDC, 661 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1555 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 174°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.3 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (PDC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: LA CROSSE, WI (LSE)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: PRAIRIE DU CHIEN MUNI (PDC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 660 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3999 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing 

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:  43.021944, -91.124444 (est)

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA344
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 09, 2017 in Prairie du Chien, WI
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A 1B, registration: N299CA
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 9, 2017, about 1545 central daylight time, an Aviat Husky A-1B airplane, N299CA, experienced a flight control failure near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron. The airplane was registered to Grandview Photo Inc., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an aerial photography flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport (PDC), Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, flew over northwest Iowa for the aerial photography portion of the flight, and was destined for La Crosse Regional Airport (LSE), La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

The pilot reported that he ceased the aerial photography operation about 1500, climbed the airplane to 3,500 ft mean sea level (msl) and proceeded toward LSE. About 1505 he felt "light buffeting" as the airplane rolled left. He attempted to counteract the left roll by inputting right control stick pressure, but the airplane continued to roll left. He input right rudder to stop the left roll and decided to return to PDC, which was about 10 nautical miles southeast. He used the rudder to maneuver the airplane to PDC and landed uneventfully. After parking the airplane, he actuated the control stick left and right several times and the outboard end of the left aileron fell to the ground. The pilot and his mechanic disconnected the inboard aileron connection and removed it for preservation. 

The airplane and left aileron have been retained for further examination.

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 767-300: Incident occurred July 01, 2018 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

Delta Air Lines announced one of its planes was towed to its gate upon arrival at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport today due to a potential mechanical issue after landing.

Flight 278, from Osaka, Japan, touched down on runway 8L in Honolulu at about 9 a.m. with 198 passengers onboard the Boeing 767 aircraft.


After landing safely, smoke was seen coming from one of the wheels or tires, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor in an email. Fire crews met the aircraft and it was towed to its gate at about 9:15 a.m., he said.


In a statement, Delta said the plane was towed “out of an abundance of caution due to a potential mechanical issue following landing.


“Customers deplaned without incident and maintenance technicians are reviewing the aircraft as customer safety remains Delta’s top priority,” the statement said.


The airline noted there was apparently a small hydraulic leak that dripped onto hot landing gear, causing the smoke.


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

Zenith CH 750, N750AD: Accident occurred December 09, 2017 at Venango Regional Airport (KFKL), Franklin, Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N750AD

Location: Franklin, PA
Accident Number: GAA18CA083
Date & Time: 12/09/2017, 1315 EST
Registration: N750AD
Aircraft: MICHAEL ADAMCZYK ZENITH CH750
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test 

According to the pilot in the experimental amateur-built airplane, he was conducting a flight test. During the takeoff roll, he applied "too much aft stick," and the airplane entered an unintentional steep climb at a low airspeed. The airplane rolled left about 30°, he corrected to the right and the airplane's nose dropped. The pilot further reported that he may have reduced the throttle and overcorrected to the right. The airplane stalled and impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot reported that this was his second flight in the accident airplane.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/11/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 56 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8 hours (Total, this make and model), 10 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MICHAEL ADAMCZYK
Registration: N750AD
Model/Series: ZENITH CH750 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 75-8235
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/24/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 0.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: UL Power Aero
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: UL350iS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 130 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: KFKL, 1539 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1756 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 319°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Franklin, PA (FKL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Franklin, PA (FKL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1315 EST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: VENANGO RGNL (FKL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1540 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5200 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 41.377500, -79.860556 (est)

Mesa Airlines operating as United Express, Embraer 175: Incident occurred July 01, 2018 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA), Washington, District of Columbia



Passengers onboard a Mesa Airlines flight, operating as United Express, from Arlington, Virginia, to Houston, Texas, had to deplane via the emergency slide after smoke was detected in the cabin, authorities said.

According to reports, the flight was taxiing for takeoff from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport when the air crew noticed smoke.

Passengers were quickly deplaned. Fire engines and ambulances were on the ground to meet them.

No passengers were hurt during the evacuation, authorities reported.

The source of the smoke is not known. The aircraft is currently being inspected, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority confirmed.

The airline released a statement to Fox News:

Mesa Airlines flight 6122, operating as United Express, evacuated safely after smoke was detected in the cabin. We are currently investigating the cause and are working with our team to secure alternate flights for customers onboard.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Spirit Airlines, Airbus A321-231, N670NK: Accident occurred December 06, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N670NK

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Accident Number: DCA18CA055
Date & Time: 12/06/2017, 0307 UTC
Registration: N670NK
Aircraft: AIRBUS A321 231
Aircraft Damage: None
Defining Event: Turbulence encounter
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor, 100 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled

Analysis

On December 6, 2017, about 2207 eastern standard time, Spirit Airlines flight NKS265, an Airbus 321-231, N670NK, encountered turbulence during approach to land at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One flight attendant received a serious injury and the airplane was not damaged. The regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 from Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), Atlantic City, New Jersey, to KFLL.

According to the flight crew, the flight encounter the severe turbulence while descending through about 12,000 shortly after entering instrument meteorological conditions. There had been no reports of turbulence in the area and the seat belt sign was activated.

At the time of the turbulence encounter, the flight attendants (FA) were conducting their final cabin checks when all five FAs were thrown to the floor. One FA sustained an ankle injury and remained on the floor for the remainder of the flight. After landing, all five FAs were transported to the hospital where the FA was diagnosed with a medial and posterior malleolar fracture.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
an inadvertent encounter with convective turbulence that resulted in a flight attendant injury. 

Findings

Environmental issues
Convective turbulence - Effect on personnel (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute-descent
Turbulence encounter (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/06/2017
Flight Time:  14300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3700 hours (Total, this make and model), 7300 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 80 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 38 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 28, Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/28/2017
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBUS 
Registration: N670NK
Model/Series: A321 231 231
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Transport
Serial Number: 7106
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 205030 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: IAE
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: V2533-A5
Registered Owner: SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
Rated Power: 11990 hp
Operator: SPIRIT AIRLINES INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: GTIA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Unknown
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Unknown
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 2003 EST
Type of Airspace:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor, 5 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 95 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor, 100 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.072500, -80.152778 (est)

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Cessna 172M, N1727V, registered to and operated by Arrow Aviation LLC: Fatal accident occurred August 11, 2017 at Candlelight Farms Airport (11N), New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Anthony Joseph Morasco 

Anthony Joseph Morasco, better known as Duke, passed away unexpectedly August 11th, 2017. He was 57 years old.

Duke was a graduate of New Milford High School. He attended Heidelberg College in Ohio and Western Connecticut State University. At the time of his death he was employed as a flight instructor at Arrow Aviation in Danbury, CT.

In his life, Duke excelled in many areas. He was an expert mechanic and craftsman who was able to build, replace, repair or recreate nearly anything. He was a meticulous craftsman; good enough was not good enough for him. He liked nothing more than to be able to assist a friend who needed it. Duke was a profoundly decent man with a thoughtful and generous spirit. He was willing to teach those who were eager to learn and help those who needed it.

Duke was also a gifted writer, poet and satirist, often writing humorous poems, commentary and song parodies, which he enjoyed singing, as well as American song book and rock and roll classics. His intellect and wit were well-known and cherished by his family and friends; there was practically no subject about which he could not create a humorous anecdote, or about which he did not have a deep knowledge and understanding. Duke loved intelligent banter and had a brilliant sense of humor and comic timing. 

He recognized the humor in just about every life situation or moment. Everyone could count on a great story, well-timed pun or hilarious joke when Duke was there.

But Duke's true passion was flying. From the time he was a child, Duke had a special interest in any air craft, commercial, military or experimental. He trained and acquired his private pilot's license in his twenties and continued his studies, learning to fly some of the most unusual and challenging aircraft ever made. Duke flew for many summers as an aerobatic performer in the Rhinebeck Air Show at the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York, piloting WWI aircraft, flying maneuvers, offering rides in antique planes and even having his skills featured in an episode of Man, Moment and Machine on the History Channel. Duke loved to fly and loved to talk about flying, aircraft, weather and all aviation-related trivia. His lifetime dream was to one day become a corporate pilot.

Duke was deeply devoted to his family and his family cherished him.



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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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Location: New Milford, CT
Accident Number: ERA17FA272
Date & Time: 08/11/2017, 0917 EDT
Registration: N1727V
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 11, 2017, about 0917 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N1727V, collided with terrain at Candlelight Farms Airport (11N), New Milford, Connecticut. The flight instructor was fatally injured, and the student pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Arrow Aviation LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local instructional flight. The flight originated at Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR), Danbury, Connecticut about 0835.

Data from the airplane's Garmin GPSMAP 396 GPS was used to reconstruct the flight on the day of the accident. The GPS was not configured to record time data; therefore, groundspeed and the time of the accident could not be derived. The GPS data revealed that the airplane departed runway 26 at DXR then climbed and turned north. A series of maneuvers were performed about 3,000 ft, then the airplane entered a left downwind for runway 35 at 11N. The airplane landed on runway 35, taxied clear of the runway, and taxied to the south. The airplane took off from runway 35 and continued on runway heading; The final five GPS altitude points indicated 764 ft, 787 ft, 827 ft, 807 ft, and 712 ft. The unit stopped recording data at a point consistent with the accident site. The airport elevation was about 675 ft, and the accident site elevation was about 685 ft.

The aft seat passenger, who was the father of the student pilot, walked to a nearby residence after the accident to seek assistance. There were no known eyewitnesses. The passenger recalled that the airplane landed at Candlelight Farms and then taxied for takeoff. He did not recall the completion of the taxi or the takeoff. The student pilot did not recall any of the events associated with the accident. 



Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/13/2016
Flight Time:  3900 hours (Total, all aircraft) 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: 16, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  15 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model) 

The student pilot was enrolled as a student at Arrow Aviation at DXR; she did not possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) student pilot certificate or an FAA medical certificate. According to her pilot logbook, she had logged about 15 total hours of flight experience since July 2015.

The instructor held flight instructor and commercial pilot certificates with airplane single-engine land, airplane multi-engine land, and instrument airplane ratings. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued on May 21, 2016. He did not report his flight experience on his most recent medical certificate application; however, he reported 3,900 total hours of flight experience to the FAA in October 2012. His pilot logbooks were not located. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N1727V
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17263727
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/28/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 85 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8478 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: ARROW AVIATION LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: ARROW AVIATION LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

The single-engine, high-wing, four-seat airplane was manufactured in 1974 and incorporated fixed, tricycle landing gear. It was equipped with a Lycoming O-320-E2D reciprocating engine rated at 160 horsepower. The airplane was equipped with electrically-operated wing flaps and a stall warning system. The cockpit featured dual flight controls.

The most recent 100-hour inspections on the airframe and engine were completed on June 28, 2017. The most recent annual inspections on the airframe and engine were completed on February 17, 2017. The Hobbs meter indicated 8,478.5 hours at the time of the accident. 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DXR, 456 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0953 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Danbury, CT (DXR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Danbury, CT (DXR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0835 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

DXR was located about 12 miles south of the accident site. The DXR weather at 0953 included wind from 150º at 6 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, sky clear, temperature 24°C, dew point 17°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.17 inches of mercury.

Airport Information

Airport: Candlelight Farms (11N)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 675 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2900 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  41.576111, -73.467500 (est) 

The accident site was located on an open field about 1,000 ft northwest of the airport boundary. The wreckage was found in an upright, nose-low attitude. All components of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. The nose landing gear separated during the impact sequence. There was no fire.

The wreckage path was about 72 ft long and 30 ft wide, oriented on a 300º magnetic heading. The initial ground impact scar contained a broken fragment of the left wingtip navigation light. The airplane came to rest on a heading of 070º.

All primary flight control surfaces remained attached. Flight control continuity was established from the ailerons, elevator, and rudder to the cockpit controls. The elevator trim indicator was found in the "takeoff" position. The wing flaps were found in the fully extended position; witness marks and damage on the fuselage adjacent to the inboard end of the flaps were consistent with the fully extended position. The flap switch was found in the full extension, or 40º, position. Impact damage was noted in this area. The flap position indicator on the instrument panel was damaged from impact and the needle was off scale, above the retracted position. The flap indicator potentiometer inside the wing was observed at the full-down position limit. The flap motor was tested after the wreckage was recovered; it operated normally through its full range of travel.

The airplane was equipped with a fuel tank in each wing. Both vented fuel caps were in place and secure. The vents were unobstructed. The fuel selector handle was found in the left tank position. About 10 gallons of blue-colored fuel were recovered from the left tank and about 2 gallons were recovered from the right tank. Both tanks were leaking fuel when examined by investigators. The recovered fuel was free of water and debris.

The engine was examined at the accident site. It was removed from the airframe to facilitate the examination. The bottom spark plugs were removed; the electrodes displayed normal wear and color when compared to a Champion Check-A-Plug chart. One plug had wet oil on its electrode.

The carburetor remained attached to the engine; the intake system remained attached to the carburetor. The foam intake element was covered in organic debris from impact with the ground. The carburetor was partially disassembled, and the bowl contained about 2 ounces of blue-colored fuel, which was free of water and debris. The blue plastic floats were intact and in place. The inlet fuel screen was unobstructed. There was a small amount of lead solder on the screen surface.

The cylinder rocker covers were removed for the examination. The engine was rotated by hand at the propeller. Compression and suction were observed on all cylinders and valve action was correct.

The propeller remained attached to the engine. The blades displayed chordwise scratching, leading edge gouges, blade twisting, and "s" bending. One blade tip was broken off and found along the wreckage debris field. 

Medical And Pathological Information

The State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Farmington, Connecticut, performed the autopsy of the flight instructor. The cause of death was blunt trauma of the head, neck, and torso, and the manner of death was accident.

The FAA's Bioaeronautical Research Sciences Laboratory, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, performed toxicology testing on specimens from the flight instructor. Losartan was detected in the blood and urine, and ibuprofen was detected in the urine. These medications are not generally considered impairing.

Additional Information

According to the Cessna 172 Owner's Manual pertaining to wing flap settings, "Normal and obstacle clearance takeoffs are performed with wing flaps up." The manual also states, "Flap settings greater than 10º are not recommended at any time for takeoff."

The operating checklists for the airplane include the following step in the "Before Takeoff" checklist: "(11) Wing Flaps -- UP." This step is also included as part of the "Normal Takeoff," "Maximum Performance Takeoff," and the "After Landing" checklists.

According to 14 CFR Part 1 (Definitions and Abbreviations), a pilot-in-command means the person who: (1) Has final authority and responsibility for the operation and safety of the flight.

NTSB Identification: ERA17FA272
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 11, 2017 in New Milford, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1727V
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious.

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 August 11, 2017, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N1727V, collided with terrain at Candlelight Farms Airport (11N), New Milford, Connecticut. The airplane was substantially damaged. The flight instructor was fatally injured. The student pilot and one passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Arrow Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local, instructional flight. The flight originated at Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR), Danbury, Connecticut about 0835.

The passenger, who was seated in the aft seat, walked to a nearby residence after the accident to seek assistance. There were no eyewitnesses. A local resident heard the airplane's engine prior to the accident; however, he did not see the airplane in flight.

The accident site was located on an open field, about 1,000 feet northwest of the airport boundary. The wreckage was found in an upright, nose low attitude. All structure and components of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. The nose landing gear separated during the impact sequence. There was no fire. The airplane was equipped with a fuel tank in each wing, and both tanks contained fuel.

The student pilot, seated in the left cockpit seat, did not possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) student pilot certificate or a FAA medical certificate. She was enrolled as a student at Arrow Aviation. According to her pilot logbook, she had logged about 15 hours total flight time.

The instructor pilot, seated in the right cockpit seat, held flight instructor and commercial pilot certificates with airplane single engine land, airplane multiengine land, and instrument airplane ratings. His most recent FAA second class medical certificate was issued on May 21, 2016. He did not report any flight time on his most recent medical certificate application; however, he reported 3,900 hours total time to the FAA in October 2012. His pilot logbooks have not been located.

The single-engine, high-wing, four-seat airplane was manufactured in 1975 and incorporated fixed, tricycle landing gear. It was equipped with a Lycoming O-320-E2D reciprocating engine rated at 160 horsepower. The airplane was equipped with electrically-operated wing flaps and a stall warning system. The cockpit featured dual flight controls.