Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Aviat A-1B Husky, N435MA: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 in Gustavus, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau

Harding landing on beach.

http://registry.faa.gov/N435MA

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 23:39:00Z
Regis#: N435MA
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A 1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GUSTAVUS
State: ALASKA

Bell 206: Incident occurred July 21, 2018 - Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks

Rotorcraft on landing main rotor blade struck riverbank.

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PRUDHOE BAY
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N5297G: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Phoenix, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Made a hard landing and experienced a prop strike.

Christiansen Aviation Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N5297G

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 21:53:00Z
Regis#: N5297G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Beech V35A, N9000Q: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

Landed and exited runway.

Fog City Flying LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N9000Q

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 18:49:00Z
Regis#: N9000Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA MONICA
State: CALIFORNIA

Flight Design CTSW, N988PB: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

Nose wheel collapsed while landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N988PB

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N988PB
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTSW
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VAN NUYS
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-23-235 Apache, N710JR: Incident occurred July 21, 2018 at San Jose International Airport (KSJC), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose

Veered off runway on landing and experienced prop strike.

http://registry.faa.gov/N710JR

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N710JR
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 235
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN JOSE
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N99243: Accident occurred July 22, 2018 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Colorado Springs, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Doomac LLC


http://registry.faa.gov/N99243



NTSB Identification: GAA18CA433
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Colorado Springs, CO
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N99243

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.


Lost control on landing and went off the runway.


Date: 22-JUL-18

Time: 18:41:00Z
Regis#: N99243
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N306NY: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 - Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Flight AA-2615: Declared emergency due to loss of pressurization, oxygen makes did not deploy.

American Airlines Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N306NY

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B738
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2615
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Dassault Falcon 900EX, N311JA: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 at Tweed New Haven Airport (KHVN), Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Aircraft struck parked aircraft.

EHC Holdings LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N311JA

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N311JA
Aircraft Make: DASSAULT
Aircraft Model: FALCON 900EX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: NEW HAVEN
State: CONNECTICUT

Kolb Firestar II, N6136Y: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 in Cleveland, White County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

While parked and hand propped, lost control and pilot injured.

http://registry.faa.gov/N6136Y

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 16:12:00Z
Regis#: N6136Y
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: KOLB FIRESTAR II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: CLEVELAND
State: GEORGIA

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N8100P: Incidents occurred October 21, 2018 -and- July 21, 2018 at Barrow County Airport (KWDR), Winder, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

October 21, 2018: Gear collapsed.


Aero Montana LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N8100P


Date: 21-OCT-18

Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N8100P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WINDER
State: GEORGIA

July 21, 2018:   Landed gear retracted.

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N8100P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINDER
State: GEORGIA

Vans RV-6, registered to Southern Star Aviation LLC and operated by a private individual, N306FR: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 at Comanche County Airport (3K8), Coldwater, 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 Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N306FR

Location: Coldwater, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA286
Date & Time: 07/20/2018, 1311 CDT
Registration: N306FR
Aircraft: Vans RV6
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 20, 2018, about 1310 central daylight time, a Vans RV-6 airplane, N306FR, collided with terrain near Coldwater, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Southern Star Aviation 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 originated at an unknown origin and was landing at Comanche County Airport (3K8), Coldwater, Kansas.

According to preliminary information obtained by investigators from the pilot, while attempting to land on runway 17 in gusty wind conditions, the airplane bounced and the pilot performed a go-around. During the go-around, the right wing dropped and contacted the ground. The airplane spun and came to rest upright. A postimpact fire ensued, seriously injuring the occupants as they egressed the airplane. The fire continued and consumed a majority of the wreckage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N306FR
Model/Series: RV6 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KDDC, 2592 ft msl
Observation Time: 1352 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 45 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 38°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 21 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Coldwater, KS (3K8)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  37.222778, -99.331944 (est)

Ted Smith Aerostar 601, N327BK: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 near Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), 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, Louisiana

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N327BK

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA285
Date & Time: 07/20/2018, 1430 CDT
Registration: N327BK
Aircraft: Piper PA60
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 20, 2018, about 1430 central daylight time, a Piper PA60 Aerostar airplane, N327BK, experienced a loss of engine power and landed in a field after takeoff from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The commercial rated pilot and one passenger were not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a maintenance check flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight was departing at the time of the accident.

A review of the air traffic control recording revealed that the pilot requested to takeoff from runway 31 and fly one time around the traffic pattern for a maintenance check. The air traffic controller stated that the airplane dropped below the tree line after takeoff and was unable to reach the pilot on the radio.

The airplane made a hard landing into a grassy field (figure 1) about 1 mile northwest of the departure end of runway 31.


Figure 1 – Accident airplane 

The airplane has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N327BK
Model/Series: PA60 601
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: KBTR, 76 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:  Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Destination: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR) 

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:  30.545556, -91.164722 (est)
 





No one was injured when a small airplane successfully made an emergency landing Friday afternoon shortly after takeoff from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), said spokesman Jim Caldwell. 

Caldwell said a Ted Smith Aerostar 601 plane took off from the airport and experienced some engine problems, forcing a landing in a field nearby. 

Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services spokesman Mike Chustz said emergency crews were called to the site in the 1900 block of Blount Road at about 2:30 p.m. 

Caldwell said the pilot and one passenger had been in the plane. 

"They had to do an emergency landing and they did a good job," Caldwell said. 

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










BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) -  A small plane made an emergency landing due to engine failure near Scotlandville Friday, according to Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR) officials. 

The Ted Smith Aerostar 601 was departing from KBTR when it experienced major engine failure upon takeoff.

Although the flight's final destination is unclear, authorities believe it may have been a local flight.

We're told the plane narrowly missed a tank farm while making the emergency landing.

Fortunately, both the pilot and passenger were not injured.

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







BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A small plane made an emergency landing near the  Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR) Friday afternoon.

The call went out around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The plane made a crash landing near Blount Road and 19th Street near the Maryland Tank Farm. No injuries have been reported. 

A spokesman with the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the plane was taking off from the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport when the pilot heard a popping noise and lost both engines. The pilot says work was recently done on the plane and he was taking the plane out to test it. The pilot was then able to put the plane down at the tank farm, which is about 100 yards from an apartment complex. He was forced to land the plane with the landing gear up because he did not have time to get the gear down.

Curt Monte with BRFD calls it a "fortunate situation," since the pilot managed to land the plane near busy highways, train tracks, and an apartment complex without hitting anything. The plane reportedly has a large split down the middle from the emergency landing.

BRFD also says crews must offload 50 gallons of fuel from the plane before moving it. A hazmat team is on scene as precaution. One of the two westbound lanes of Blount Road will be closed until crews finish working.

Story and video ➤ http://www.wafb.com

Cirrus SR22, N541JD: Incident occurred July 21, 2018 at Lakefront Airport (KNEW), New Orleans, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;Baton Rouge

Veered off the runway on landing and damaged airport lights and signage.

Blue Sky Flyers LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N541JD

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 16:56:00Z
Regis#: N541JD
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW ORLEANS
State: LOUISIANA

Cessna 310P, N46CH: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 at Malden Regional Airport (KMAW), Dunklin County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis

http://registry.faa.gov/N46CH

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA446

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 20, 2018 in Malden, MO
Aircraft: Cessna 310, registration: N46CH

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.


Hard landing.

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N46CH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MALDEN
State: MISSOURI

Cessna 195 Businessliner, N4426C: Incident occurred July 21, 2018 in Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri and Incident occurred January 10, 2017 at Field's Field Airport (7TA0), Tomball, Harris County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas

July 21, 2018:  Attempted emergency landing, overshot the runway and landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4426C

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N4426C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 195
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: LEXINGTON
State: MISSOURI
Country: UNITED STATES

January 10, 2017: Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into a ditch.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Date: 10-JAN-17
Time: 19:07:00Z
Regis#: N4426C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C195
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: TOMBALL
State: TEXAS

Mooney M20E, N7845V: Accident occurred July 22, 2018 at Great Falls International Airport (KGTF), Cascade County, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena

http://registry.faa.gov/N7845V

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA438
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Great Falls, MT
Aircraft: Mooney M20E, registration: N7845V

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.

Gear collapsed on landing.

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 15:07:00Z
Regis#: N7845V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GREAT FALLS
State: MONTANA

Lancair 320, N73S: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln

Gear up landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N73S

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 20:24:00Z
Regis#: N73S
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LANCAIR 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA


OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Omaha Fire Department worked to remove a plane from the runway after a bad landing Friday evening.

The plane landed on its belly at Millard Airport, but no one was injured in the mishap.

OFD worked with Arrow Towing to remove the plane from the runway.

The Omaha Airport Authority is investigating the accident.

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

Piper PA-28-181, N4337F: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 in Wahoo, Saunders County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Omaha

Landed in a field.

BLN Enterprises LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N4337F

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 20:43:00Z
Regis#: N4337F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WAHOO
State: NEBRASKA

Cessna 195B Businessliner, N195N: Incident occurred July 21, 2018 at Ken Jernstedt Airfield (4S2), Hood River County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

http://registry.faa.gov/N195N


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA444
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Hood River, OR
Aircraft: Cessna 195, registration: N195N

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.

Ground looped on landing.

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N195N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 195B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOOD RIVER
State: OREGON

Piper PA-34-200T Seneca, N3048H: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 at Rostraver Airport (KFWQ), Monongahela, Washington County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny

Nose gear collapsed on landing.

Senair: http://registry.faa.gov/N3048H

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 22:10:00Z
Regis#: N3048H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 34 200T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONONGAHELA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cozy Mark IV, N93CF: Incident occurred July 20, 2018 at Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport (KBTP), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny

Aircraft made a hard landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N93CF

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N93CF
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: COZY MK IV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BUTLER
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Bell 206B, N352CT: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 in Todd Mission, Grimes County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau, Quebec
Bell Helicopter; Fort Worth, Texas
Rolls-Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N352CT

Location: Todd Mission, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA290
Date & Time: 07/20/2018, 1215 CDT
Registration: N352CT
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 20, 2018, about 1215 central daylight time, a high skid-equipped Bell 206B helicopter, N325CT, lost control after takeoff and impacted terrain near Todd Mission, Texas. The right seat private helicopter pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, and two passengers sustained no injury. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal sightseeing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the pilot's private helipad in Pinehurst, Texas, about 0900.

In a conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on July 24, the pilot reported that the purpose of the local area flight was for sightseeing with a family member and friends. After flying in the local area and refueling, the pilot landed on a grass field to facilitate the passengers switching their seat positions in the helicopter. During the seat switching process, the pilot reduced the throttle to the flight idle position. After the passengers switched seats and secured their restraint systems, with one passenger stationed in the front left seat, and two passengers stationed in the cabin, the pilot increased the throttle to 100 percent and lifted off from the field.

About 3 seconds after liftoff, and about 15 feet above ground level with about 5 knots of forward airspeed and heading about 270 degrees, the helicopter made 4 360-degree revolutions to the right. The pilot reported she applied full left pedal with no response from the helicopter. During the loss of control sequence, the pilot observed the torque gauge "jump" and she heard a "whining" noise emit from the engine. Prior to the helicopter impacting terrain, the pilot reduced the throttle to the flight idle position. The left skid impacted the ground, the helicopter rolled to the left, and came to rest on the left side of the fuselage. The pilot executed an emergency shutdown and the occupants egressed from the helicopter without further incident.


Photograph 1 - View of the helicopter
 (courtesy of the Texas Renaissance Festival). 

After egressing from the helicopter, the occupants were located in an area with adequate cellular phone reception and contacted first responders for assistance. The helicopter was not equipped with an emergency locator transmitter, nor was it required to be.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, the tailboom, and the tail rotor system. The pilot reported that there were no preexisting mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe and engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The helicopter was recovered from the field and transported to a secure facility for a future examination of the airframe and engine.

The 5-seat capacity helicopter, serial number 340, was built in 1969. The helicopter was powered by a 400 horsepower Rolls-Royce 250-C20 turboshaft engine, serial number CAE801330. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N352CT
Model/Series: 206 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Foresteen C. Corey
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDWH, 152 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Houston, TX (DWH)
Destination: Pinehurst, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  30.251944, -95.844722 (est)









GRIMES COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - A pilot and her granddaughter suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon after their helicopter crashed onto the grounds of the Texas Renaissance Festival in Grimes County.


Two others on board were not injured.


Deputies say the helicopter was attempting to take off from the property when a mechanical issue with a rotor forced it to fall back to the ground.


Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are on the way to the scene to investigate the accident.


The pilot, 73, is from Pinehurst, and her granddaughter, 17, is from Tomball. Both were taken to Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.


One of the uninjured passengers is from Florida, and the other is from Canada.


Story and video ➤ http://www.kbtx.com