Thursday, July 05, 2018

Allegiant Air, Airbus A320: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 in Cross City, Dixie County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Flight AAY1592: Aircraft captain reported two (2) flight attendants injuries after encountering severe turbulence at FL320. 

http://registry.faa.gov/N232NV

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N232NV
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ALLEGIANT
Flight Number: AAY1592
City: CROSS CITY
State: FLORIDA

American Legend AL11, N149MR: Incident occurred July 03, 2018 at Barwick Lafayette Airport (9A5), LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft landed on runway then veered into grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N149MR

Date: 03-JUL-18
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N149MR
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN LEGEND
Aircraft Model: AL11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: GEORGIA

Experimental; aerobatic Smith Trike, N11VW: Accident occurred July 04, 2018 in Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois

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

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/N11VW

Location: Lewiston, IL
Accident Number: GAA18CA397
Date & Time: 07/04/2018, 0835 CDT
Registration: N11VW
Aircraft: ROBERT MILES Smith Trike
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during cruise flight into "wispy clouds," the engine started to "run rough" then lost all power. About 800 ft. agl, he restarted the engine, but it quit again. He attempted to restart the engine multiple times but was unsuccessful, so he selected a gravel road for landing. During the landing, the airplane ground looped into a ditch.

The pilot added that he did not apply carburetor heat during the accident flight.

The biplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located 25 nautical miles away from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 170° at 5 knots, visibility of 7 statute miles, clouds broken at 4,800 feet above aerodrome level, temperature at 77°F, and dew point at 75°F.

Review of the Federal Aviation Administration Carburetor Icing Chart for the given temperature and dew point revealed that the conditions were conducive to "serious icing (glide power)." (For more information, see Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin CE-09-35 in the public docket.)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/20/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 770 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73 hours (Total, this make and model), 750 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBERT MILES
Registration: N11VW
Model/Series: Smith Trike
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental; Aerobatic
Serial Number: 001RM
Landing Gear Type:Tricycle 
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/07/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 940 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 72.8 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: A&C65 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 80 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: KMQB, 707 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1335 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 295°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4800 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Springfield, IL (SPI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Monmouth, IL (C66)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0615 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.346111, -90.168056 (est)

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, registered to CD Air LLC and operated by a private individual, N479CD: Accident occurred July 03, 2018 at Springhill Airport (KSPH), Webster Parish, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N479CD

Location: Springhill, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA257
Date & Time: 07/03/2018, 1300 CDT
Registration: N479CD
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 3, 2018, about 1300 central daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350P, N479CD, collided with terrain near Springhill, Louisiana. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to CD Air LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight was originated from an unknown location and was landing at Springhill Airport (KSPH), Springhill, Louisiana.

According to preliminary information provided by the pilot, while attempting to perform a go-around, the pilot raised the landing gear and flaps, however the engine was not producing power. The airplane descended and impacted the ground beyond the runway. The fuselage was substantially damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N479CD
Model/Series: PA46 350P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: CD Air, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMNE, 279 ft msl
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 22°C    
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude:  32.983611, -93.409167 (est) 




Springhill, LA - Authorities tell KTBS that just after 1:00 Tuesday afternoon a plane crashed at the Springhill Airport.

According to Springhill Fire Chief Billy Raspberry, the pilot was able to skid the plane on its belly off the runway and into a field where it then caught fire.

All three people on board survived.

The Springhill Fire Department responded to the crash and was able to put out the fire. About a half acre of the area around it was burned.

The Federal Aviation Administration is en route. The crash remains under investigation.

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

Hard Landing: Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N6508K, accident occurred July 02, 2018 at Oakland/Troy Airport (KVLL), Oakland County, Michigan

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N6508K


Location: Troy, MI
Accident Number: GAA18CA391
Date & Time: 07/02/2018, 0720 EDT
Registration: N6508K
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The solo student pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane slowed, and the stall warning sounded as the main landing gear contacted the runway. He added that it appeared that the airplane had landed, but he then observed the nose drop below the horizon. He added power to go around, but the nosewheel impacted the runway, and the airplane pitched "rearward." Subsequently, the airplane porpoised, the nose landing gear strut collapsed, and he aborted the go-around. The student taxied the airplane to park without further incident.

The flight instructor reported that he witnessed that the airplane on approach was a little flat but did not appear to be unstable. The student then pitched the airplane for the numbers, the airplane floated down the runway, and it then touched down in a flat attitude. Subsequently, the airplane bounced 2 to 3 ft, porpoised, and the student was then able to taxi from the runway. The flight instructor added that the student was too late on the flare and that all of the energy came down on the nosewheel.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The automated weather observation system at the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 250° at 7 knots. The student pilot landed the airplane on runway 27.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's failure to maintain a proper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, porpoised landing during an aborted go-around.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Hard landing (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Loss of control on ground
Landing gear collapse 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/10/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 46.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 40.5 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6508K
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17274205
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/30/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9945 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A4M
Registered Owner: Troy Oakland Pilots Flying Club Inc
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: Dawn
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVLL, 716 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1122 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 71°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / Terrain-Induced
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / Light
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Troy, MI (VLL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Troy, MI (VLL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0700 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: OAKLAND/TROY (VLL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 727 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:  3549 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Go Around; Traffic Pattern

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: 42.542778, -83.178889 (est)

Diamond DA20-C1, N351DC: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK), Pontiac, Michigan and Incident occurred April 27, 2017 near Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field (KERI), Erie County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

July 04, 2018:  Aircraft made a hard landing resulting in a prop strike.

http://registry.faa.gov/N351DC

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N351DC
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PONTIAC
State: MICHIGAN




Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

April 27, 2017:  Aircraft force landed in a field near the approach end of the runway. 


Date: 27-APR-17

Time: 20:32:00Z
Regis#: N351DC
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ERIE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-28-180, N8314W: Accident occurred July 04, 2018 at Thomaston-Upson County Airport (KOPN), Georgia

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

Additional Participating
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N8314W

Location: Thomaston, GA
Accident Number: ERA18LA226
Date & Time: 07/04/2018, 0930 EDT
Registration: N8314W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 4, 2018, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180, N8314W, was substantially damaged while landing at Thomaston-Upson County Airport (OPN), Thomaston, Georgia. The student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated from Griffin-Spalding County Airport (6A2), Griffin, Georgia, around 0900. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, he performed a preflight inspection of the airplane with no anomalies noted. After departure, he completed one full stop landing at 6A2, before departing for OPN. While on final approach to runway 12, he configured the airplane for landing and lined up with the centerline of the runway. The main landing gear touched down on the runway numbers, and when the nose landing gear contacted the runway, the airplane veered to the left. The pilot attempted to counteract the turn by applying rudder, however, the airplane continued to the left side of the runway. The right wing tip touched the pavement, the propeller struck the runway, and the nose landing gear wheel separated as the airplane continued off the runway. The airplane came to rest about 75 ft off the left side of runway in a grassy area.

Examination of the airplane after the accident revealed that an engine mount was substantially damaged, and the nose landing gear and right wing incurred minor damage during the accident sequence.

The nose wheel tire and attachment assembly were retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8314W
Model/Series: PA28 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: KOPN, 796 ft msl
Observation Time: 0935 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Griffin, GA (6A2)
Destination: Thomaston, GA (OPN) 

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:  32.957500, -84.267778 (est)

Mooney M20K, N39252: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 at Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Mackinac County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

During approach, aircraft experienced electrical failure and smoke in cockpit. Aircraft landed gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N39252

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N39252
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MACKINAC ISLAND
State: MICHIGAN





MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Update: As of 2:25 p.m. the airport is back open.

The Mackinac Island Airport is closed after an airplane made an emergency landing on the runway.

The privately owned airplane had electrical problems that forced the pilot to make an emergency landing around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities at the Mackinac Island Airport.

The electrical problems also caused the landing gear not to go down, authorities said.

Three people were inside the plane at the time, but no one was injured.

The bottom of the airplane is scraped up and authorities are still trying to get the plane off the runway.

Authorities hope to have the airport re-opened by 2:30 p.m.

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

Cessna 180J, N180BF: Incident occurred June 27, 2018 in Fortine, Lincoln County, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena

On takeoff, aircraft veered left and struck propeller of another aircraft holding short.

http://registry.faa.gov/N180BF

Date: 27-JUN-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N180BF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FORTINE
State: MONTANA

Grumman HU-16E Albatross, N125FB: Incident occurred July 03, 2018 in Santa Rosa, Guadalupe County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Aircraft made an off airport landing due to a fuel issue.

Barron Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N125FB

Date: 03-JUL-18
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N125FB
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: HU16
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ROSA
State: NEW MEXICO

Air Tractor AT-802A, N776AS: Incident occurred June 28, 2018 in The Dalles, Wasco County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Aircraft was scooping water from Columbia River and struck the water.

http://registry.faa.gov/N776AS

Date: 28-JUN-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N776AS
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: THE DALLES
State: OREGON

Lancair IV-P, N961PC: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 at San Marcos Regional Airport (KHYI), Caldwell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston

On takeoff aircraft departed end of runway.

Formaflight II LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/N961PC

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N961PC
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV-P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SAN MARCOS
State: TEXAS

Zenith STOL CH 701, N533Z: Incident occurred July 04, 2018 at San Saba County Municipal Airport (81R), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

After liftoff, pilot lost control. Attempted to set aircraft back down collapsing the nose gear and flipping aircraft.

http://registry.faa.gov/N533Z

Date: 04-JUL-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N533Z
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CP701
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SAN SABA
State: TEXAS