Monday, July 2, 2018

Piper PA-25, N6307Z: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 at Isbell Field Airport (4A9), Fort Payne, DeKalb County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Landing gear broke on takeoff.

Blackstone Aircraft LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6307Z

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N6307Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PAYNE
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-18-150, N7675D: Accident occurred June 29, 2018 at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7675D

Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA051
Date & Time: 06/29/2018, 1307 AKD
Registration: N7675D
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 29, 2018, about 1307 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped Piper PA-18 airplane, N7675D, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a partial power loss after takeoff at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (LHD), Anchorage, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, who was acting as pilot-in-command (PIC) from the back seat, sustained minor injuries and the pilot rated passenger in the front seat was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 visual flight rules personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for a private cabin near Rainy Pass, Alaska, about 100 miles northwest of LHD.

According to the PIC, when the airplane was about 150 ft above ground level (agl) following a departure from the north water lane, the engine began to "sputter" and stopped producing sufficient power to climb. He then turned the airplane to the east to land on runway 14 (gravel) while he "pumped" the throttle and had the passenger check that the fuel selector valve was in the "ON" position. The airplane impacted the grass area between runway 14 and taxiway hotel, just north of H3. The airplane came to rest on a heading of about 070° and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.

The airplane was removed from the runway and secured for further investigation. A detailed airframe and engine examination is pending.

The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 series engine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7675D
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: PALH, 90 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 ADT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 11000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Destination: Willow, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 61.186667, -149.966111 (est)



A small float plane crashed as it took off from Anchorage's Lake Hood Seaplane Base on Friday, according to officials.

Initial investigations showed that the plane, a Piper PA-18 Super Cub, was departing Lake Hood when it lost engine power, said Clint Johnson, chief of the National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region.

The float plane took off from the water and headed north, Johnson said.

When the engine lost power, the pilot tried to make an emergency landing at Lake Hood's air strip, but didn't quite make it, landing instead in the grass next to the runway, Johnson said.

Two people on board suffered minor injuries, Johnson said. The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the crash around 1:45 p.m. Friday.

The plane's wings and floats sustained significant damage, said sergeant Daniel Nowak with Anchorage Airport Police and Fire.

The Anchorage Fire Department responded and the two occupants of the plane declined medical treatment, Nowak said. The pilot was later taken to the hospital, according to Johnson.

Johnson didn't have additional details on Friday afternoon, including where the plane was heading when it crashed. An NTSB investigator was en route to the scene on Friday afternoon, he said.

As of 2:45 p.m., the Lake Hood air strip remained shut down, Nowak said.

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Emergency crews and investigators responded Friday to a plane crash at the Lake Hood airstrip in Anchorage.

Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief, said the crash involved "substantial damage but minor injuries."

Trudy Wassel, a Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport spokeswoman, said the crash was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the Piper PA 18 Supercub was taking off from the water when the plane lost engine power. The pilot, who has not yet been identified, was able to turn the aircraft around and attempted to land at the airstrip but landed in a grassy area. 

The pilot sustained a minor leg injury, the NTSB says; the passenger was not injured. There were only two people onboard at the time of the incident. 

"A light aircraft did go down next to the strip," Wassel said. "The pilot did exit the aircraft."

The same airstrip was the site of a June 13 landing by midair collision survivor Bruce Markwood, after Wasilla pilot James Poelman crashed into the Susitna River and died.

Last week, a floatplane ran aground with damage but no injuries during a landing on the lake.

Story and video ➤ http://www.ktva.com

Cessna 182A Skylane, N5020D: Accident occurred June 30, 2018 at Birchwood Airport (PABV), Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

http://registry.faa.gov/N5020D

NTSB Identification: ANC18CA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Chugiak, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N5020D

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.

Landed short of runway.

Date: 01-JUL-18
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N5020D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BIRCHWOOD
State: ALASKA

Mooney M-18C, N4070: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Force landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4070

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N4070
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M 18C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE WALES
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 182T Skylane, N6167L: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 at East Georgia Regional Airport (KSBO), Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Nose gear tire blew on landing, sustained prop strike.

Eastern Cincinnati Aviation Inc
Clermont County Airport

http://registry.faa.gov/N6167L

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N6167L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SWAINSBORO
State: GEORGIA

Beech A36, N67CD: Accident occurred June 29, 2018 at Spencer Municipal Airport (KSPW), Clay County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines

Reeder Airlines LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N67CD


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA412
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 2018 in Spencer, IA
Aircraft: Beech 36, registration: N67CD

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.

Landed gear up.

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N67CD
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPENCER
State: IOWA

Cessna 337F Super Skymaster, registered to and operated by Vinland Aerodrome Inc, N107BL: Accident occurred June 30, 2018 at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64) Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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/N107BL


Location: Baldwin City, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA246
Date & Time: 06/30/2018, 1155 CDT
Registration: N107BL
Aircraft: Cessna 337
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Flight control sys malf/fail
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 30, 2018, about 1155 central daylight time, a Cessna 337F, N107BL, a multiengine centerline thrust airplane, was substantially damaged when it struck trees and a fence during a forced landing about one mile southeast of Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Kansas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Vinland Aerodrome, Baldwin City, Kansas, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local personal flight.

According to the pilot, who is also an airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic, he took off and climbed to 3,500 ft to practice single-engine operations. He shut down the rear engine and feathered the propeller. After doing some air work, the pilot attempted to unfeather the propeller and restart the rear engine but was unsuccessful. He returned to the airport and made a single-engine landing approach.

During the approach, the pilot noticed [he had lost his] full flap down setting and determined a full stop landing on the grass runway was going to be close. He reduced flaps to 10°. The flap setting "relaxed" and the pilot determined there was insufficient altitude available to retract the landing gear. The pilot maneuvered to avoid houses and made a forced landing in a crosswind. Full power and full flaps were used until touchdown. The airplane struck small trees, shrubs, and a fence. The left wing was bent and the fuselage was buckled.

The rear engine propeller has a remote hydraulic accumulator that assists in unfeathering the propeller and is serviced to 120 psi. During annual inspection 4 hours prior to the accident flight, it was found to be slightly low. Post-accident examination revealed the pressure to be 85 psi. It is most likely a nitrogen leakage had developed during those 4 hours. The leakage should have been detected during the pre-takeoff check. The flap switch not holding position was most likely due to a loss of tension in the flap switch pivot, allowing the switch to move with aircraft vibration. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/04/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/08/2017
Flight Time:  8691 hours (Total, all aircraft), 47 hours (Total, this make and model), 8627 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N107BL
Model/Series: 337 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 33701330
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/22/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4630 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 4 Hours
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2918 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:  Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 210 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: LWC, 833 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1152 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 360°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1140 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E; Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 884 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3030 ft / 80 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced 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:  38.836111, -95.181944 (est)

DOUGLAS COUNTY — A Kansas man avoided injury in an emergency landing just before noon Saturday in Douglas County.

Approximate location of Saturday’s emergency landing

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a plane piloted by David A. McFarlane, 67, Baldwin, was attempting to practice fail engine maneuvers.

He attempted to restart the engine and the engine failed to start. 

He tried to turn around and land at the airport, lost altitude and tried to land in a bean field.

The plane landed in a private residence, struck a wood fence and came to a rest in a field next to the residence.

McFarlane was not injured.

https://www.hayspost.com

Mooney M20J, N1169Z: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at Willmar Municipal Airport (KBDH), Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis

Gear up landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N1169Z

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 16:05:00Z
Regis#: N1169Z
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILLMAR
State: MINNESOTA

Excalibur, N6452M: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 in Missouri City, Clay County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

Made hard landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N6452M

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 21:09:00Z
Regis#: N6452M
Aircraft Make: EXCALIBUR
Aircraft Model: EXCALIBUR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MISSOURI CITY
State: MISSOURI

Piper PA-32R-301T Turbo Saratoga, N8292G: Incident occurred July 01, 2018 at Derby Field (KLOL), Lovelock, Pershing County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Landed gear up.

Just A Flying LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8292G

Date: 01-JUL-18
Time: 01:27:00Z
Regis#: N8292G
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 301T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOVELOCK
State: NEVADA

Grumman American AA-1B Trainer, N1626R: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 at Millville Municipal Airport (KMIV), Cumberland County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia

Landed long and into a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N1626R

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N1626R
Aircraft Make: GRUMAN AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AA 1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MILLVILLE
State: NEW JERSEY

Aeroprakt A-22 Valor, N712FP: Accident occurred June 30, 2018 at Malone-Dufort Airport (KMAL), Franklin County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany

http://registry.faa.gov/N712FP 


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA416
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Malone, NY
Aircraft: Aeroprakt A-22 VALOR, registration: N712FP

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft veered off the runway after landing.

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 02:05:00Z
Regis#: N712FP
Aircraft Make: FPNA LLC
Aircraft Model: A22 VALOR
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MALONE
State: NEW YORK

Beech 35-C33A Debonair, N33HN: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at Williamson-Sodus Airport (KSDC), Wayne County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester

Landed gear up.

Nocek Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N33HN

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 16:58:00Z
Regis#: N33HN
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35 C33A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SODUS
State: NEW YORK

Ryan Navion, N4791K: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 at Sullivan County International Airport (KMSV), Monticello, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany

Gear up landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4791K

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N4791K
Aircraft Make: RYAN
Aircraft Model: NAVION
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONTECELLO
State: NEW YORK

Ayres S2R-R1340, N3098L: Accident occurred July 01, 2018 at Donald's Air Park Inc (7NC), Pantego, Beaufort County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro

Lee Flying Service Inc


http://registry.faa.gov/N3098L

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA410
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 2018 in Pantego, NC
Aircraft: AYRES S2R, registration: N3098L

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.

Landed short and went into a ditch.

Date: 01-JUL-18
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N3098L
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R R1340
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PANTEGO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N4702R: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP), Pennington County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City

Gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4702R

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 23:22:00Z
Regis#: N4702R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RAPID CITY
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Eurocopter EC135 P2, N308PH: Incident occurred June 30, 2018 at East Texas Regional Airport (KGGG), Longview, Gregg County, Texas


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Rotorcraft made a hard landing after takeoff for unknown reasons.

PHI Air Medical LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N308PH 

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 22:56:00Z
Regis#: N308PH
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC 135 P2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONGVIEW
State: TEXAS

Cessna 421B Golden Eagle, N7625Q: Accident occurred July 01, 2018 at Clifton Municipal Airport (7F7), Bosque County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Donald A Berg Inc


http://registry.faa.gov/N7625Q

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA390
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 01, 2018 in Clifton, TX
Aircraft: Cessna 421, registration: N7625Q

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.

Made a short and hard landing.

Date: 01-JUL-18
Time: 16:52:00Z
Regis#: N7625Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLIFTON
State: TEXAS

Cessna 180, N2469C: Accident occurred July 01, 2018 at Rusty Allen Airport (KRYW), Lago Vista, Travis County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2469C

Location: Lago Vista, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA250
Date & Time: 07/01/2018, 2010 CDT
Registration: N2469C
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 1, 2018, about 2010 central daylight time, a Cessna 180 single-engine airplane, N2469C, was substantially damaged while landing at Rusty Allen Airport (RYW), Lago Vista, Texas. The airline transport pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight that departed Childress Municipal Airport (CDS), Childress, Texas, about 1740 with RYW as the intended destination.

According to the pilot, the surface wind was from 120° magnetic at 7 knots, gusting 17 knots, when he entered the traffic pattern for runway 15 at RYW. He noted that the wind direction became variable between 090° magnetic and 170° magnetic while the airplane was on the downwind leg. The pilot made a normal approach for three-point landing with a left crosswind correction; however, the airplane rolled left and landed hard on the left main landing gear during the landing flare. The pilot reported that the airplane bounced and that he was unable to regain roll control before the airplane landed hard again on the left main landing gear. The airplane bounced a second time and the left main landing gear leg fractured on the third contact with the runway. The airplane subsequently ground-looped to the left and came to rest heading about 180° from the original runway direction. The left main wing spar was substantially damaged when the left wingtip impacted the runway.

The left main landing gear leg was retained for a laboratory examination to determine if preexisting damage had contributed to its fracture during the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2469C
Model/Series: 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: RYW, 1230 ft msl
Observation Time: 2015 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 16 knots, 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Childress, TX (CDS)
Destination: Lago Vista, TX (RYW) 

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: 30.498611, -97.969444 (est)

Mooney M20C Ranger, N6233U: Incident occurred June 29, 2018 at Crewe Municipal Airport (W81), Nottoway County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond

Gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N6233U

Date: 29-JUN-18
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N6233U
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CREWE
State: VIRGINIA

Cirrus SR22, N615EM: Accident occurred June 29, 2018 at Columbia County Airport (1B1), Ghent, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany

Ginther Associates LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N615EM

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA420
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 29, 2018 in Hudson, NY
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR22, registration: N615EM

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.

Struck a deer on landing and veered off the runway.

Date: 30-JUN-18
Time: 01:45:00Z
Regis#: N615EM
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HUDSON
State: NEW YORK

Robinson R22, N787SH, registered to Concho Aviation LLC: Accident occurred June 29, 2018 in Sterling City, Texas

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N787SH

Location: Sterling City, TX
Accident Number: CEN18FA244
Date & Time: 06/29/2018, 2010 CDT
Registration: N787SH
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use 

On June 29, 2018, about 2010 central daylight time, a Robinson helicopter, N787SH, registered to Concho Aviation LLC, of Sterling City, Texas, was destroyed when it impacted the ground for undetermined reasons while on landing approach to its home base of operations in Sterling, Texas. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was being conducted under the provisions Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated about 1958 from a work location on the McEntire Ranch, Sterling City, Texas.

A witness stated that she saw the helicopter on a normal approach to its home base landing site (a helicopter transport trailer parked into the wind). As the helicopter approached the trailer, into the wind, about 5-feet above the trailer, it backed off the approach and began to spin. The helicopter climbed to about 20-25 feet while spinning to the left. The witness heard a noise similar to a rapid reduction of engine power and the helicopter impacted the ground. There was no evidence of contact with obstructions during the approach and no radio distress calls from the experienced pilot. A company pilot reported that the wind was about 10-12 knots from the south about the time of the accident. After initial examinations of the engine, airframe, and flight controls, the helicopter and on board components were transported to secure facilities for additional examinations.

The helicopter had flown a previous flight of about 3.7 hours duration on the morning of the accident. The pilot of that flight did not report any anomalies with the helicopter. The helicopter was configured with single pilot flight controls on the right side, and the left side pilot controls (pedals, collective, cyclic) were not installed. Three ammunition cans containing tools and several loose shotgun (discharged and undischarged) shells were present within the wreckage area. The operator stated that the helicopter was routinely utilized in cattle roundup and predator mitigation operations.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N787SH
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Concho 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:
Observation Time: 2030 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 95°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 3 knots, 180°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

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: 31.860000, -101.086111 (est)




Sterling City pilot Ewing Fowler “Mackey” McEntire, 66, died in a helicopter crash Friday, June 29, 2018, about 5 miles west of Sterling City.

According to a report from the Department of Public Safety, McEntire lowered his Robinson R22 close to a trailer, then rose back up in the air. An eyewitness apparently heard a loud popping sound from the aircraft, which then crashed on its right side.

Sterling County rancher Frank S. Price memorialized McEntire on Facebook, saying he was important to firefighters and ranchers in part because he could get in the air to spot fires in a unique and effective way.

"He had an amazing ability to see the fire with an experienced eye and be able to quickly coordinate personnel and equipment, directing them to the area most effective for fire suppression," Price said. "This created issues within other fire control-suppression agencies (Texas Forest Service, US Forest Service and sometimes other surrounding County officials) as those ‘outsiders’ many times did not understand how Sterling County’s coordinated efforts with Volunteer Fire departments, ranchers and Mackey in the air worked."

Price also said McEntire helped develop the radio system used by most firefighters, ranchers and law enforcement members in the area and communicated with them in a way that made them want to listen and respond.

"When Mackey’s positive-commanding-calm voice was heard on the radio, everyone listened," Price said. "He wasn’t ‘barking’ orders, just instructing, and it was very effective."

Price also gave an example of just how good McEntire was at communicating with them.

"Once on the second day of a large wildfire, the main body of the fire had been suppressed and clean-up of smaller fires was in process," Price wrote. "Mackey had landed to talk to VFDs, ranchmen and law enforcement personnel. A plan was made as to how to finish extinguishing the fire. No one was dominant in the discussion, just concise information and thought passed among the group."

According to his obituary, McEntire started up Concho Aviation in 1982, and the company now serves Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

McEntire served on many local and district boards. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Sterling City. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sterling City and was involved in many committees.

The funeral for McEntire was Tuesday in Sterling City.

People can send memorials to Sterling City's First United Methodist Church or the Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 2777 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75207.

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Ewing F. (Mackey) McEntire

STERLING CITY, TX

Ewing F. "Mackey" McEntire, Jr. was born to Sallie Ann Heath McEntire and Ewing Fowler "Mack" McEntire in Colorado City, Texas on May 27, 1952. He was raised on the family ranch in Sterling County until graduating in 1970 from Sterling High School. From Sterling City, he endured a single semester at Texas A&M University before transferring to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He graduated as a proud Red Raider in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics and Education with a minor in Entemology. Mackey moved back to Sterling County to operate the family ranch with his grandfather, Fowler McEntire. In 1975, he married Mary Catherine "Cathy" McEntire. Together, Mackey and Cathy raised four daughters, Ginny, Julie, Monica, and Mary Ann. 

Mackey had a passion for aviation. In 1982, he began a helicopter service business called Concho Aviation-one of the first businesses of its kind in West Texas. Concho Aviation grew into a multi-pilot, multi-helicopter business operation serving clients throughout the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Over the course of his career, Mackey accumulated over 50,000 hours of flight time. That is equivalent to 5.7 years in the air.

Mackey was an active member of his community serving on many local county and district boards. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sterling City where he frequently served as the worshipful master and a Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sterling City, Texas where he was involved in multiple committees.

Mackey McEntire went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his daughter Mary Ann McEntire. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Cathy, his daughter Ginny McMinn and her husband Brad McMinn, his daughter Julie Thomason and her husband B.J. Thomason, his daughter Monica Peters and her husband Greg Peters, his sister Pam Hinkle and her husband Howard Hinkle, his sister Melanie Andrews and her husband Pearce Andrews, and his grandchildren Dyllan Mackenzie McMinn, Jordan Peters, Denver McMinn, and Hailey Ewing Peters. Pallbearers are Jack Clark, Gary Foster, Josh Gaines, Cliff Caldwell, Tony Allen, Mitch Brinninstool, Mike Bodine, and J. Fred Hambright.

Mackey McEntire was an extraordinary individual whose accomplishments and character cannot be adequately encapsulated in a short obituary. He made us laugh every day. He amazed us with his many talents and his breadth of knowledge. He was a man of great faith who deeply loved God and who, in his quiet way, always led us to the Throne of Grace. He loved his family extravagantly. And he was loved beyond measure by his wife, children, grandchildren, family members, and countless dear friends. His absence will be profoundly felt until we meet again in Glory. We love you, Daddy. 

Visitation will take place at the First United Methodist Church of Sterling City, Texas on Monday, July 1, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral service will occur at the First United Methodist Church of Sterling City, Texas on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church of Sterling City, Texas or by mail or by phone to the Children's Medical Center Foundation, 2777 Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 700, Dallas, Texas 75207.


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