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 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

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/N66340

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA406
Date & Time: 07/09/2018, 1520 EDT
Registration: N66340
Aircraft: Beech 76
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor reported that he asked the commercial pilot rated student to simulate a power-off emergency landing with a 180º turn to the runway and directed her to "lower the gear when landing was assured." After initiating the power off approach, the student turned the airplane from the downwind leg onto the base leg of the traffic pattern and extended the landing gear. The sink rate increased, and she attempted to correct with full engine power, but the decent continued. The airplane landed short of the runway and struck a ground lighting system. She then initiated a go-around and landed without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The instructor 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 on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 080° at 8 knots. The airplane landed on runway 09.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/26/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 16000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 38, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N66340
Model/Series: 76 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: ME-241
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3900 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines:  2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O&VO-360 SER
Registered Owner: Air Con
Rated Power:
Operator: Air Con
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFXE, 14 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1916 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 214°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Thunderstorms - No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1510 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 13 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width: 6002 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Simulated Forced Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.197222, -80.170833 (est)

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

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

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/N144DJ

Location: Rulo, NE
Accident Number: GAA18CA408
Date & Time: 07/09/2018, 2020 CDT
Registration: N144DJ
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

According to the helicopter pilot, he was performing a night agricultural flight. During takeoff from a platform located on top of the tender, his collective application was too aggressive, and during the ascent the engine sputtered. The engine RPM and main rotor RPM decreased, and he tried to regain the RPMs by lowering the collective.

The helicopter was moving forward and descending, so he applied aft cyclic to arrest the forward movement, and he attempted to land. The left skid touched down in the soft dirt and the pilot applied aft cyclic to prevent a nose over, but the main rotor blades struck the tailboom. The helicopter rolled forward, and the nose of the helicopter spun to the left before the helicopter came to rest on its left side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage the fuselage, tail rotor drive system and skid tubes.

Additionally, the pilot asserted that the accident could have been prevented if he would not have been in a hurry to complete the operation.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 30, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/15/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:03/31/2018 
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 7500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1800 hours (Total, this make and model), 7380 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 60 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N144DJ
Model/Series: R44 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2467
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/05/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 767 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-540-F1B5
Registered Owner: Dustin Johnson Aviation LLC
Rated Power: 245 hp
Operator: Cedar Ridge Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Cedar Ridge Aviation
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFNB, 980 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 296°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rulo, NE
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Rulo, NE
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2019 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.020000, -95.430000 (est)




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

Loss of Control on Ground: Waco YMF, N96T, accident occurred July 09, 2018 at Grand Strand Airport (KCRE), North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

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/N96T

Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
Accident Number: GAA18CA434
Date & Time: 07/09/2018, 1100 EDT
Registration: N96T
Aircraft: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP WACO
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use 

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, after a three-point landing, the airplane began to "shudder" and veered left. He corrected with forward pressure to the control stick and opposite rudder and the airplane's tail raised off the runway and the airplane regained the runway heading. As the airspeed decreased, the tailwheel touched down again on the runway, and the airplane shuddered and veered left again. He corrected with opposite rudder, left brake and aileron, but the airplane ground looped to the left, and the main landing gears collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The pilot added that, about one hour prior to the accident, the wind was from 340º at 12 knots, gusting 17 knots. The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time the accident, the wind was from 340° at 8 knots. The airplane landed on runway 5.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/14/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6645 hours (Total, all aircraft), 250 hours (Total, this make and model), 6450 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP
Registration: N96T
Model/Series: WACO YMF
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: F5C-052
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/08/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2770 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Jacobs
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R-755 B
Registered Owner: Executive Helicopters Inc
Rated Power: 275 hp
Operator: Executive Helicopters Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCRE, 32 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 345°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles 
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 340°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1040 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: GRAND STRAND (CRE)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 31 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5997 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None

Latitude, Longitude:  33.811667, -78.723889 (est)










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.


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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.

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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

Beech F35 Bonanza, N5001B: Incident occurred July 09, 2018 in Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville

Landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N5001B

Date: 09-JUL-18
Time: 19:55:00Z
Regis#: N5001B
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: F35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TAZEWELL
State: TENNESSEE