Wednesday, July 11, 2018

de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, N3952B, registered to Blue Aircraft, LLC and operated by Taquan Air: Accident occurred July 10, 2018 in Hydaburg, 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; Juneau, Alaska

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N3952B

Location: Hydaburg, AK
Accident Number: ANC18FA053
Date & Time: 07/10/2018, 0835 AKD
Registration: N3952B
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC 3
Injuries: 6 Serious, 4 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On July 10, 2018, about 0835 Alaska daylight time, a single-engine, turbine-powered, float-equipped de Havilland DHC3T Otter airplane, N3952B, sustained substantial damage during an impact with rocky, mountainous, rising terrain about 9 miles west of Hydaburg, Alaska. The airplane was registered to Blue Aircraft, LLC and operated by Taquan Air as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand commercial flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 when the accident occurred. Of the 11 occupants on board, the airline transport pilot was uninjured, four passengers sustained minor injuries, and six passengers sustained serious injuries. Marginal visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Steamboat Bay about 0747 destined for Ketchikan, Alaska.

The area between Steamboat Bay and Ketchikan consists of remote inland fjords, coastal waterways, and steep mountainous terrain.

During an initial telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC) on July 11, the accident pilot reported that while in level cruise flight at about 1,100 ft mean sea level (MSL), and as the flight progressed into an area known as Sulzer Portage, visibility decreased rapidly from about 3-5 miles to nil. In an attempt to turnaround and return to VFR conditions, he initiated a climbing right turn. Prior to completing the 180° right turn, he saw what he believed to be a body of water and he became momentarily disoriented, so he leveled the wings. Shortly thereafter, he realized that the airplane was approaching an area of snow-covered mountainous terrain, so he applied full power and initiated a steep, emergency climb to avoid rising terrain ahead. As the steep emergency climb continued, the airspeed decayed, and the airplane subsequently collided with an area of rocky, rising terrain. During the initial impact, the airplane's floats were sheared off. The airplane wreckage came to rest in an area known as Jumbo Mountain, sustaining substantial damage to wings and fuselage.

The pilot stated that the Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) was in the inhibit mode at the time of the accident.

According to the passenger seated in the right front seat, after departure, they proceeded to Klawock and then made what he perceived to be as a 180° turn. He said there were numerous course deviations as they maneuvered around weather, and at times all forward visibility was lost as they briefly flew in and out of the clouds. He said he became uncomfortable and was thinking it would be prudent to just land on the water. Shortly thereafter, he observed a large mountain loom directly in front of the airplane, knowing they could not out climb the mountain he presumed there must be a pass through the area. As they continued to approach the mountain they entered a cloud and he observed the pilot add power and pitch up, but the airplane impacted the side of the mountain.

According to a second passenger seated towards the back of the airplane, the weather at Steamboat Bay when they departed was rain and low clouds. During the flight he could occasionally see the land and water below, but sometimes he could not. He said that there was consistent serious fog all around. After they passed Waterfall Resort he became very concerned that they were headed in the wrong direction. He texted the right front seat passenger (a friend) and asked him to ask the pilot to land and wait for the weather to improve. He said that he did not see the mountain until they were right on it, and observed the pilot add power right before impact.

At 0843, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Sector Juneau received a report from the Alaska State Troopers (AST) that a float plane had crashed near Sulzer Portage on Prince of Wales Island. Two MH-60J Sea Hawk helicopters were launched from USCG Air Station Sitka, and AST activated the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad (KVRS) and other rescue personnel utilizing Temsco Helicopters, Inc. of Ketchikan. Five helicopters were dispatched from Temsco to the search area and a staging area was established near the believed to be accident site. One of the helicopter pilots stated that he was unable to search the upper levels of the mountainous area due to a low cloud ceiling and poor visibility. After receiving word that the USCG was approaching the search area, he returned to the staging area. A "First Alert" was received from the accident airplane's onboard emergency locator transmitter (ELT) at 0911. About the same time, 911 dispatch in Ketchikan talked to a survivor who provided GPS position and elevation based on data from her iPhone. At 1047 both USCG helicopters arrived in the search area and one helicopter obtained a weak direction finding (DF) bearing from the ELT at the crash scene. The DF bearing, and the survivor's description of the accident area were used to direct search assets in close proximity to the accident site, so the survivors could hear the USCG helicopters. Two-way radio communications were established between the survivors and USCG by utilizing the accident airplane's radio. The USCG located the accident site at 1156. At 1308 all 11 survivors had been hoisted into the USCG's rescue helicopter and transferred to the staging area for transport back to Ketchikan by Temsco Helicopters.

The accident site was located on a rock face on the east side of Jumbo Mountain at an elevation of about 2,557 ft msl. All the airplane major components were located at the accident site.

The closest weather reporting facility was Hydaburg Seaplane Base (PAHY), Hydaburg, Alaska, about 9 miles west of the accident site. At 0847, an METAR from PAHY was reporting, in part: wind from 110° at 13 knots; visibility, 5 statute miles in light rain and mist; clouds and sky condition, few clouds at 900 ft, overcast clouds at 1,700 ft; temperature, 57° F; dew point 55° F; altimeter, 30.16 inches of mercury.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

On April 25, 2017, the NTSB adopted its final report concerning the June 25, 2015, accident in which a single-engine, turbine-powered, float-equipped de Havilland DHC-3 (Otter) airplane, N270PA, collided with mountainous, tree-covered terrain about 24 miles east-northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. As a result of that investigation, the NTSB issued numerous safety recommendations. One such recommendation, A-17-35, was issued to the FAA and stated in part: Implement ways to provide effective terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS) protections while mitigating nuisance alerts for single-engine airplanes operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 that frequently operate at altitudes below their respective TAWS class design alerting threshold. This recommendation was reiterated during a separate investigation on April 26, 2018 is currently Open-Acceptable Response.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: De Havilland
Registration: N3952B
Model/Series: DHC 3 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Taquan Air
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAHY, 0 ft msl
Observation Time: 0847 AKD
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1700 ft agl
Visibility:  5 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Klawock, AK
Destination: Ketchikan, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 6 Serious, 4 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 Serious, 4 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  55.257500, -132.603611 (est)




Four of the 11 people involved in Tuesday's Ketchikan plane crash have been flown to Seattle for further treatment.

A spokeswoman for Ketchikan PeaceHealth Medical Center, Mischa Chernick, said Wednesday that six people were assessed and released in Ketchikan Tuesday, with a seventh admitted and in fair condition Wednesday. The other patients were medevaced to Seattle.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said one of the four people -- a male -- was admitted in satisfactory condition. One was treated and released, with the others set to be discharged Wednesday.

Chris John, commander of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, said the occupants were all in Ketchikan after a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter reached the plane shortly after noon Tuesday, in a mountainous area with peaks up to 3,500 feet in height.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios said word of the crash about 34 nautical miles southwest of Ketchikan, involving a plane carrying a pilot and 10 passengers, first reached the Coast Guard at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. The plane had reportedly hit the side of Mount Jumbo, at an altitude of 2,000 feet, with its emergency locator transmitter activated soon afterward.

By 1 p.m., he said, the helicopter crew was "in the process of hoisting individuals." Soon afterward, the plane's occupants were en route to Ketchikan aboard Temsco helicopters for a proper medical assessment of their injuries, which the Coast Guard initially reported as minor.

The passengers weren't immediately identified Tuesday, but Alaska State Troopers said in an online dispatch that the pilot was 72-year-old Mike Hudgins of Ketchikan.

Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief, said the crashed aircraft was a de Havilland DHC-3T Turbine Otter floatplane operated by Taquan Air. The plane had departed a seaplane base at Steamboat Bay on Noyes Island at about 7:30 a.m., and was en route to Ketchikan.

Taquan Air staff said in a statement after the plane occupants' rescue that they were "thankful for their safe transport and at this time our focus is on assisting these passenger, the pilot, their families and loved ones."

"Taquan Air has suspended all scheduled flights today and is cooperating fully with the NTSB, FAA and other authorities to examine every aspect of this event," company officials wrote. "It is imperative we understand the factors surrounding this incident to help prevent similar ones."

Several cruise ships were in Ketchikan Tuesday, but Holland America Lines and Princess Cruises said in a joint statement that no cruise passengers were on board the plane.

“Guests booked on the impacted excursions will receive refunds,” staff at the cruise lines wrote. “We will continue to offer flightseeing excursions in Alaska with other operators.”

Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters were sent to the scene from Air Station Sitka, Rios said. In addition, KVRS had chartered four helicopters to assist the Coast Guard.

Rescuers had been in intermittent cellphone and text-message contact with the people on board, John said Tuesday afternoon, after clouds had hampered morning attempts to reach the crash site.

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Piper PA-28R-200, N7716C: Accident occurred July 10, 2018 at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ), Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Ascent Aviation LLC


http://registry.faa.gov/N7716C

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA418

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Houston, TX
Aircraft: Piper PA28R, registration: N7716C

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: 10-JUL-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N7716C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Air Tractor AT-502, N4509S: Accident occurred July 10, 2018 in De Land, Piatt County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield.

Olsem Aerial Application Services LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N4509S

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA415
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in De Land, IL
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 502, registration: N4509S

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.

Bounced hard on landing.

Date: 10-JUL-18
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N4509S
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 502
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: DE LAND
State: ILLINOIS

Backcountry Super Cub, N358BC: Incident occurred July 10, 2018 in Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper

Made emergency landing in a field.

N358BC LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N358BC

Date: 10-JUL-18
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N358BC
Aircraft Make: BACKCOUNTRY SUPER CUBS
Aircraft Model: BACKCOUNTRY SUPERCUB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DOUGLAS
State: WYOMING

Cessna 525 CitationJet CJ1, N417Q: Incident occurred July 10, 2018 at Watertown Regional Airport (KATY), Codington County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City

On landing aircraft exited runway damaging leading edge and nose cone.

C P Holdings LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N417Q

Date: 10-JUL-18
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N417Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WATERTOWN
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Schempp-Hirth Ventus 3F, N753R: Fatal accident occurred July 10, 2018 near Moriarty Airport (0E0), Torrance County, New Mexico

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N753R

Location: Moriarty, NM
Accident Number: CEN18FA262
Date & Time: 07/10/2018, 1507 MDT
Registration: N753R
Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH VENTUS 3F
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 10, 2018, about 1507 mountain daylight time, a Schempp-Hirth Flugzenbau GMBH Ventus 3F motorized glider, N753R, impacted terrain 1/2 mile southeast of the Moriarty Municipal Airport (0E0), Moriarty, New Mexico. The private pilot sustained fatal injuries and the glider was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight that originated from 0E0 about 1352.

The glider was reported missing when the pilot did not return to 0E0 when expected. A search for the glider was initiated. A tow plane flying in the area found the glider about 1945.

The glider was equipped with a FLARM electronic flight collision alerting device, which records flight track, altitude, and airspeed. About 11 seconds prior to impact with the ground, the glider entered a left hand descending spiral at an airspeed of 48 knots, which continued to ground impact. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP-HIRTH FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH
Registration: N753R
Model/Series: VENTUS 3F
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Moriarty, NM (0E0)
Destination: Moriarty, NM (0E0) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 34.978056, -106.000000 (est) 

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

Renard “Renny” Rozzoni aboard one of several gliders he owned in his over 40 years of flying. 
(Courtesy of Jennifer Rozzoni)

Albuquerque resident Renard “Renny” Rozzoni had a passion for flying – the 65-year-old could often be found soaring above the desert landscape east of Albuquerque.

“I think he really enjoyed the challenge – finding the lift and going the distance,” his daughter Jennifer Rozzoni told the Journal on Wednesday.

Tragedy struck Tuesday afternoon when Rozzoni died after his glider crashed in Torrance County, just a few miles east of Moriarty Airport.

New Mexico State Police Lt. Elizabeth Armijo said authorities did not know what led to the crash and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

The FAA could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

Rozzoni said her father had flown gliders for more than 40 years and, since retiring from Exxon Mobil, would fly out of Moriarty Airport at least twice a week, if not more.

So when he left home Tuesday morning, it was business as usual.

“He dropped my brother off at work and went out to the field like he normally would do,” Rozzoni said.

She said his newest glider, a 2017 Ventus 3F bought about six months ago, had technology on board that allowed his wife, Joan, to track him by GPS.

“Once you land, it stops tracking,” Rozzoni said, which happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

When his wife hadn’t heard from him by 5 p.m., she got worried and called authorities who started searching the area around the airport.

They found the crashed glider on private land near Stage Coach Lane. Rozzoni was pronounced dead at the scene.

Through tears, Jennifer Rozzoni called her father a “smart, gregarious and outgoing” man who loved spaghetti Westerns.

“People really gravitated towards him,” she said. “We loved him very much.

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grumman G-164B Ag Cat, registered to and operated by Valley Air Service Ltd, N6696K: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 in Colusa County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6696K

Location: Colusa, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA189
Date & Time: 07/09/2018, 1100 PDT
Registration: N6696K
Aircraft: Grumman G164B
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 9, 2018, about 1100 Pacific daylight time, a Grumman G-164B airplane, N6696K, experienced a total loss of engine power and the pilot executed a forced landing in a rice field near Colusa, California. The commercial pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the upper wing and empennage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Valley Air Service Ltd as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Colusa County Airport (O08), Colusa, at an unknown time.

A representative from the operator reported that the pilot was finished fertilizing a field when the airplane's engine started to run rough and lose complete power. The pilot attempted to land at a nearby private landing strip, however, the airplane landed short in a rice field and came to rest inverted.

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N6696K
Model/Series: G164B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Valley Air Service Ltd
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MYV, 64 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Colusa, CA (O08)
Destination: Colusa, CA (O08)

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:

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 737-800, N399DA: Incident occurred July 09, 2018 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles

Flight 1157: During engine spool up for departure left engine shrapnel on the runway, aircraft towed to the gate.

Delta Air Lines Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N399DA

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 15:17:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 738
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1157
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 76 Duchess, N66340: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Air Con: http://registry.faa.gov/N66340


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA406
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 09, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aircraft: Beech 76, registration: N66340

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 runway lights, taxied to ramp without further incident.

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N66340
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Allegiant Air, Airbus A320, N255NV: Incident occurred July 05, 2018 at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (KVPS), Okaloosa County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; NW Florida

Flight 1991: Veered off the runway on landing.

Allegiant Air LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N255NV

Date: 05-JUL-18
Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N255NV
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ALLEGIANT AIR
Flight Number: 1991
City: VALPARAISO
State: FLORIDA

Aviat A-1C-180 Husky, N891DC: Accident occurred July 06, 2018 in Dixie, Idaho County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

CCS Logistics LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N891DC


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA405
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 06, 2018 in Dixie, ID
Aircraft: Aviat Aircraft Inc A-1C, registration: N891DC

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.

Ran into trees on landing.

Date: 06-JUL-18
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N891DC
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A 1C 180
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DIXIE
State: IDAHO

Piper PA-28R-200, N9608K: Incident occurred July 09, 2018 at Huron County Memorial Airport (KBAX), Bad Axe, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

During landing attempt aircraft struck prop on runway.

MDR Rental Corp: http://registry.faa.gov/N9608K

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N9608K
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BAD AXE
State: MICHIGAN

Lake LA-4, N6658L: Incident occurred July 06, 2018 at Luce County Airport (KERY), Newberry, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Landed gear up in the grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N6658L

Date: 06-JUL-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N6658L
Aircraft Make: LAKE
Aircraft Model: LA 4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEWBERRY
State: MICHIGAN

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N5337S: Incident occurred July 09, 2018 at Jackson County Airport (KJXN), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Veered off the runway into the grass, damaged signage.

Ann Arbor Flyers Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5337S

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N5337S
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSON
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 180, N180GB: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 at Cut Bank International Airport (KCTB), Glacier County, Montana

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena. Montana

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/N180GB

Location: Cut Bank, MT
Accident Number: GAA18CA404
Date & Time: 07/09/2018, 1200 MDT
Registration: N180GB
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he circled the airport to check the wind direction and speed, and then he initiated a final approach about 70 knots with 3 notches of flaps.

He reported that the airplane encountered a wind gust prior to initiating the landing flare. Upon touchdown of the wheel landing the airplane bounced and he applied forward yoke pressure.

The airplane began to drift to the right of the runway center line during the landing roll and he applied left rudder and left aileron to counter the drift, but when the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the left.

He applied right rudder and right brake, but the right main landing gear collapsed, the left wing lifted, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane exited the left side of the runway and it came to rest in the grass safety area.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to right wing spar.

The pilot reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from the west-southwest, about 7 knots. The pilot landed on runway 32.

The METAR at the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was calm, and the skies were clear.

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

Pilot Information


Certificate: Commercial
Age: 65, 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): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/01/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 3163.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 176.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 3141.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 118.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 58.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 8.7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N180GB
Model/Series: 180 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30498
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4273.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: KCTB, 3838 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1756 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 172°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Red Deer, AB (CYQE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Cut Bank, MT (CTB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1012 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: CUT BANK INTL (CTB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3857 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5300 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  48.608333, -112.376111 (est)

Robinson R44, N144DJ: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 in Rulo, Richardson County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln

Dustin Johnson Aviation LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N144DJ


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA408
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, July 09, 2018 in Rulo, NE
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N144DJ

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.

Rotorcraft crashed in a field on takeoff.

Date: 10-JUL-18
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N144DJ
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: RULO
State: NEBRASKA




RULO –No injuries were reported after a small helicopter crashed last night in extreme southeast Nebraska.

Shortly after 9:00 p.m., Richardson County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded to the scene just south of Rulo and one mile north of the Kansas border near the White Cloud Casino.

The helicopter could be seen laying on its side with debris scattered throughout a soybean field. The scene was secured by law enforcement as they awaited further instructions from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The identity of the pilot was not released by authorities pending the investigation.

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

Cessna 140, N1624V: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 at Pitt-Greenville Airport (KPGV), North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro

Blew a tire on landing resulting in a prop strike.

http://registry.faa.gov/N1624V

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: N1624V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GREENVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Waco YMF, N96T: Accident occurred July 09, 2018 at Grand Strand Airport (KCRE), North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Executive Helicopters Inc

Myrtle Beach Air Tours


http://registry.faa.gov/N96T


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA434
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 09, 2018 in North Myrtle Beach, SC
Aircraft: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP WACO, registration: N96T

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.

Veered off runway and gear detached.


Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 15:01:00Z
Regis#: N96T
Aircraft Make: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP
Aircraft Model: WACO YMF
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
State: SOUTH CAROLINA









There were no reported injuries after a plane ran off the runway at the North Myrtle Beach airport Monday morning.


At about 11 a.m., emergency crews responded to the Grand Strand Airport for reports of a crash. North Myrtle Spokesman Pat Dowling said a biplane ran off the runway, possibly due to a landing gear problem.


The plane is used to fly tourists around the beach area. Two passengers and a pilot were on board when it went off the runway. There were no reported injuries.


Tina Farley lives near the airport and said she didn't hear a loud crash. She only noticed there was activity at the airport when fire crews passed. Other neighbors said they haven't seen a crash in years of living nearby. 

The red biplane sat on the runway with one of its wings tilted into a ditch as emergency crews worked the scene. A small crowd gathered along the fence of the airport after they heard reports of the crash.


Representatives for the plane company did not respond to requests for comment after the crash.


Story and video ➤ https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com 




NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach officials say emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash Monday morning.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, a small plane ran off the runway shortly after 11 a.m at Grand Strand Airport, which is located off of Highway 17 at 2800 Terminal Street. Dowling says the plane was carrying the pilot and two passengers. No injuries were reported.

While the exact cause of the crash is unknown, it appears the landing gear may have malfunctioned, Dowling adds.

Kirk Lovell, director of air service and business development with Horry County, says the Grand Strand Airport is closed until the FAA reopens it. Lovell adds that airplane is based out of the Grand Strand Airport.

It's unclear at this time if the plane was attempting to take off or land when the landing gear failed.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbc4i.com








NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – North Myrtle Beach officials say emergency crews responded to reports of a plane crash Monday morning.

According to city spokesperson Pat Dowling, a small plane ran off the runway shortly after 11 a.m at Grand Strand Airport, which is located off of Highway 17 at 2800 Terminal Street. Dowling says the plane was carrying the pilot and two passengers. No injuries were reported.

While the exact cause of the crash is unknown, it appears the landing gear may have malfunctioned, Dowling adds.

Kirk Lovell, director of air service and business development with Horry County, says the Grand Strand Airport is closed until the FAA reopens it. Lovell adds that airplane is based out of the Grand Strand Airport.

It's unclear at this time if the plane was attempting to take off or land when the landing gear failed.

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