Friday, July 20, 2018

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N4809V: Incident occurred July 19, 2018 at Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Landed gear up and veered off the runway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N4809V

Date: 19-JUL-18
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N4809V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GLENDALE
State: ARIZONA

Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair, N278JH: Incident occurred July 19, 2018 at Blythe Airport (KBLH), Riverside County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

Right wingtip struck runway.

Raytheon Company: http://registry.faa.gov/N278JH

Date: 19-JUL-18
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N278JH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T206H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BLYTHE
State: CALIFORNIA

Settling with Power / Vortex Ring State: Robinson R44 II, N944DC, accident occurred July 08, 2018 in Okawville, Washington County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

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/N944DC
 


Location: Okawville, IL
Accident Number: GAA18CA430
Date & Time: 07/08/2018, 1900 CDT
Registration: N944DC
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Settling with power/vortex ring state
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

The helicopter pilot reported that, before starting aerial application flights for the day, he calculated that about 490 pounds of chemical would bring the helicopter's weight near the manufacturer's maximum gross weight limitation.

After an aerial application flight, he landed on a platform located on top of a chemical reloading truck and reloaded the chemical tank with the pre-calculated amount. Once reloaded, he maintained a stabilized hover over the truck and transitioned to forward flight. When the helicopter cleared the truck, the "engine [made] a lower sound" and the main rotor low revolutions per minute (RPM) horn activated and the caution light illuminated. He immediately added power, lowered the collective to restore main rotor RPM, and pitched forward to gain airspeed but the helicopter would not climb. He then decided to perform a roll-on landing on the adjacent field, but the helicopter landed hard.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail cone, tail rotor blades, and fuselage.

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

The pilot added that after the accident, he recalculated the helicopter's weight and balance. He determined that during the reloading operation, the chemical tank was not empty with about 80 pounds of chemical remaining and the added precalculated amount of chemical exceeded the maximum gross weight limitation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 26, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/11/2018
Flight Time:   1727 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1064 hours (Total, this make and model), 1655 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 181 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 112 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N944DC
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 13203
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/05/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1421.49 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-AE1A5
Registered Owner: Skyline Helicopters Llc
Rated Power: 245 hp
Operator: Skyline Helicopters Llc
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: KBLV, 459 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 278°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Okawville, IL
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Okawville, IL
Type of Clearance: None 
Departure Time:  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: 38.517500, -89.565556 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser F, N7080F; accident occurred July 19, 2018 near Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN), Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Airplane at Accident Site Right Side

Airplane at Accident Site Left Side 


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 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/N7080F


Location: Shreveport, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA281
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 0802 CDT
Registration: N7080F
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 0802 central daylight time, a Piper PA28A, N7080F, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a partial loss of engine power near the Shreveport Executive Airport (DTN), Shreveport, Louisiana. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was owned and piloted by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The post-maintenance check flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated about 0730 from DTN.

The annual inspection on the airplane was completed on July 18, 2018, and the purpose of the flight was a post-maintenance check flight. According to the pilot, after takeoff from DTN, he stayed in the local traffic pattern and performed two touch and go landings. He proceeded north of the airport and climbed through 2,500 ft; however, the airplane could not attain more than a 300-ft per minute rate of climb without losing airspeed, and he noticed a decrease in engine RPM's. The oil pressure and oil temperature were in the normal operating range, the vacuum gauge indicated "zero," and gyroscopic instruments began to drift and tumble. The pilot proceeded directly for DTN and planning to land on runway 14. On final, the engine RPM's decreased and the airplane airspeed decreased. The engine did not respond to throttle inputs and the pilot was forced to land the airplane on a river levy. The airplane bounced into the air and came back down, contacted a road, and came to rest against the perimeter fence of runway 14. Both wings sustained substantial damage.

Examination of the engine by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the output shaft of the vacuum pump was sheared. The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Accident Report Form 6120, and additional engine information was not available. The reason for the vacuum pump output shaft failure and partial loss of engine power was not determined.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/05/2018
Flight Time:  265 hours (Total, all aircraft), 7 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7080F
Model/Series: PA28
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:
Serial Number: 28-7725-085
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/18/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 0 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3301.18 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E3D
Registered Owner: Mathew Keenan
Rated Power: 150 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: DTN, 179 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0753 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Shreveport, LA (DTN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Shreveport, LA (DTN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Shreveport Executive (DTN)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 179 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.540278, -93.745000 (est)

Location: Shreveport, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA281
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 0802 CDT
Registration: N7080F
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 0802 central standard time, a Piper PA28A, N7080, registered to a private individual, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a loss of engine power near the Shreveport Executive Airport (DTN), Shreveport, Louisiana. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The post-maintenance check flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated about 0730 from DTN.

The airplane had just completed an annual inspection on July 18, 2018, and the purpose of the flight was a post-maintenance check flight. According to the pilot, after takeoff from the DTN airport, he stayed in the local traffic pattern and performed two touch and go landings. He proceeded north of the airport and climbed through 2,500 feet. He stated that the airplane could not attain more than 300-foot per minute rate of climb without losing airspeed, and noticed a decrease in engine RPM's. Oil pressure and oil temperature were in the normal operating range, the vacuum gauge indicated "zero" and gyroscopic instruments began to drift and tumble. The pilot proceeded directly for DTN and set up for a landing on runway 14. On final, the engine RPM's decreased and the aircraft slowed. The engine did not respond to throttle inputs and the pilot was forced to land the airplane on a river levy. The aircraft bounced into the air and came back down, contacted a road, and came to rest against the perimeter fence of runway 14.

Initial inspection of the engine revealed that the output shaft of the vacuum pump was sheared. The wreckage was moved to a secure location for further inspection. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7080F
Model/Series: PA28
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: DTN, 179 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Shreveport, LA (DTN)
Destination: Shreveport, LA (DTN) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  32.540278, -93.745000 (est)


No one hurt when a plane made a crash landing just north of Shreveport Downtown Airport this morning.

Police got the call at about 8am this morning about the plane landing in a field north of the airport.

Shreveport Fire Department's Chief Fred Sanders says there was no fire. There was also a passenger onboard the plane, but that person was not hurt, either. The Chief says the plane was in the air for 30 minutes before the crash landing.

The Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser F ia based at the downtown airport. But we do not know who it belonged to at this time. Mark Crawford with the Shreveport Airport Authority tells KEEL News the plane was on a routine maintenance flight before the crash which happened on airport property just short of the runway. A fence on the property may have been damaged.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://710keel.com






SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -  A pilot is safe after his plane crashed Thursday morning in Shreveport. It happened just after 8 a.m. north of Shreveport Downtown Airport. 

According to Shreveport Fire Department's Chief Fred Sanders, there was no fire and the pilot was not injured.

According to Mark Crawford with the airport, it was a Piper Cherokee 140 Aircraft. No passengers were on the plane at the time. 

Sanders said the plane was in the air for 30 minutes before the crash landing.

The pilot said he was fine and did not want to be sent to a hospital.

Story and video ➤ http://www.ksla.com

Funk B85C, N77724: Incident occurred July 19, 2018 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore

Landed on a closed drag strip.

http://registry.faa.gov/N77724

Date: 19-JUL-18
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N77724
Aircraft Make: FUNK
Aircraft Model: B85C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOONSBORO
State: MARYLAND

Cessna 180, N3224D: Incident occurred July 08, 2021 and Accident occurred July 19, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana 

July 08, 2021:  Aircraft on takeoff, pilot's seat unlocked and slid back causing the pilot to lose sight and veered off runway into the grass where the left wing touched the ground at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN),  Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana


Date: 08-JUL-21
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N3224D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BOZEMAN
State: MONTANA

July 19, 2018



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Bozeman, MT
Accident Number: GAA18CA437
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1115 MDT
Registration: N3224D
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, after a wheel landing, the tail wheel touched down on the ground and started a "violent shaking." He pushed forward on the control yoke to raise the tail, increase throttle and subsequently let the tail touched down on the runway again. The tailwheel continued to shake, and the airplane began to veer left but the pilot corrected with opposite rudder. Shortly after the airplane regained runway heading, the airplane veered right, exited the runway to the right and ground looped.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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, during landing, the wind was from 010ยบ at 4 knots. The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the 15 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 160° at 4 knots. The airplane landed on runway 03.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3224D
Model/Series: 180 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1954
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32022
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: 
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: Unknown
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 
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: KBZN, 4427 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 325°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:VFR 
Destination: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL (BZN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4473 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2650 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 45.777222, -111.150278 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Quickie, N23JH; accident occurred July 19, 2018 near Zanesville Municipal Airport (KZZV), Muskingum County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

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/N23JH


Location: Zanesville, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA284
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1600 EDT
Registration:N23JH 
Aircraft: Toomey Quickie
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 1600 eastern daylight time, a Toomie Quickie airplane, N23JH, impacted high vegetation, nosed over, and impacted terrain near Zanesville, Ohio, during a forced landing following an inflight loss of engine power. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial canard and fuselage damage during the nose over. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Zanesville Municipal Airport (ZZV), near Zanesville, Ohio, about 1530.

According to the pilot, the airplane was not equipped with an electric starter and required the pilot to start the engine by rotating the propeller by hand. Additionally, the airplane required an electrical charge to operate the spark plugs' igniter as opposed to a spark from an engine driven magneto. The day before the accident flight, the airplane was grounded due to a dead battery. The pilot charged the battery with jumper cables and was able to start the airplane. However, the pilot subsequently installed a new battery and found it produced 13-14 volts versus the previous battery's 8.5-9.5 volts. The pilot cycled the engine through an engine run and departed from the Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field, near Hamilton, Ohio, and landed at ZZV about 1300.

The pilot discussed the intended photo mission with the flightcrew of the chase airplane. They decided that the pilot would position the airplane off the chase airplane's right wing north of the airport over an area where the terrain of rolling hills and wooded areas would provide the best backdrop for a northbound photo run. The photo mission was anticipated to take about 30 minutes to complete.

The pilot performed a quick preflight inspection, started the airplane, departed ZZV on runway 16, and performed a climbing left turnout to head north. Upon reaching 2,500 ft, about 1,500 ft above ground level (agl), he joined up with the chase airplane. Up to this point in the flight, there were no malfunctions and the pilot was able to keep the airplane in formation with the chase airplane.

The pilot signaled the end of the flight with a "rudder wag" and both airplanes headed back to ZZV. During the return flight, approximately 4 miles north of the airport, the airplane engine power dropped in excess of 1,000 rpm and its engine monitor indicated about twice the normal fuel flow. The pilot was able to maintain airspeed and altitude. He announced that the airplane was having engine trouble and was planning a straight-in landing.

The rpm subsequently began to decrease even further, about 20 rpm per second. The pilot determined that the airplane would not be able to make the airport. The pilot saw unsuitable terrain to the airplane's right, and to the left, a dogleg road pointed into the wind with fields beyond it. He announced his intentions over the ZZV unicom frequency, and began a descending right turn down toward the road. The pilot stated that when he lined the airplane up with the road, it had excess airspeed and that he knew he could not stop the airplane in time. He observed signs at the turn of this road and elected to fly over them. But, there were cornfields on the other side of the signs. The pilot reduced the power to idle and flew above the top of the corn, bleeding off as much airspeed as possible before "dropping in" the cornfield. The airplane's nose struck the ground and the "momentum and angle of the crash caused the tail of the aircraft to gently continue over before coming to rest upside down."

The pilot reported that even though the canopy had shattered during the impact, he, after unhooking from the harness, was unable to get out of the inverted wreckage. Fuel began to leak from the vent on the fuel tank filler cap and he "secured" the airplane. The pilot subsequently used his mobile phone's voice calling feature to call the chase airplane pilot and 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 call lasted about 30 minutes and the operator stayed on the line until the first responders were able to locate the pilot.

The accident airplane had a condition inspection completed on July 4, 2018. During the inspection, a cracked exhaust manifold was welded back together and reinstalled.

At 1553, the recorded weather at ZZV was wind 110° at 7 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 28° C; dew point 13° C; altimeter 30.03 inches of mercury. The temperature and dew point present were favorable for the formation of serious carburetor icing at a descent power setting.

A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector examined the wreckage. The inspector observed a separation of the right-hand exhaust manifold which was directly beneath the intake breather for the engine. He also found the mixture set screw on the carburetor was very loose against the spring and was extended out. The cowling exhibited an impact mark in the location of the mixture screw.

The pilot's safety recommendation stated, "I was planning on installing stronger exhaust manifolds after the summer season because I wanted to take the aircraft to Oshkosh. I should have grounded the airplane when this same exhaust manifold broke previously."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/30/2018
Flight Time:  586 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model), 430 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Toomey
Registration: N23JH
Model/Series: Quickie
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2013 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 003
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/04/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 640 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 99.4 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Onan
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 18 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: KZZV, 880 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 187°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Zanesville, OH (ZZV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Zanesville, OH (ZZV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1530 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

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: 39.988611, -81.884722 (est)

Location: Zanesville, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA284
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1555 EDT
Registration: N23JH
Aircraft: Toomey Quickie
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 1555 eastern daylight time, a Toomie Quickie airplane, N23JH, impacted high vegetation and nosed over on terrain near Zanesville, Ohio, during a forced landing following an inflight loss of engine power. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial canard and fuselage damage during the nose over. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Zanesville Municipal Airport (ZZV), near Zanesville, Ohio.

According to initial information, the purpose of the flight was to have pictures taken inflight by another airplane. During the flight, the airplane lost engine power and the pilot attempted a forced landing. He impacted a cornfield and nosed over. He was unable to get out of the inverted airplane cockpit until first responders righted the airplane.

At 1553, the recorded weather at ZZV was: Wind 110° at 7 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 28° C; dew point 13° C; altimeter 30.03 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Toomey
Registration: N23JH
Model/Series: Quickie
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: KZZV, 880 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Zanesville, OH (ZZV)
Destination:

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:  39.988611, -81.884722 (est)

 Photo courtesy of Jacob Havens



According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, pilot Jacob Havens flew out of Cincinnati earlier today to meet with friends at the Zanesville airport. Havens said he was flying an experimental aircraft built for one and was heading back to the airport when the plane started to lose power.

“On the way back to the airport I lost about half of my power on the aircraft,” Havens said. “So I did a 360 to land on this road right behind us here and had too much energy when I came in to land, there’s not a lot of other options out here so I just continued into the corn.”

Havens said he was trapped in the plane until first responders were able to rescue him.

“The aircraft was on top of me until, until they rescued me. I wasn’t pinned, I was able to move inside of the cockpit, but it was surrounding me so I couldn’t get out,” Havens said.

Havens said he was not injured.  The Federal Aviation Administration is as sitting with the investigation into the accident.  The Highway Patrol is recognizing the efforts of Perry, Washington and New Concord Volunteer firefighters in locating the plane wreckage.

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Photo via Jacob Havens





ZANESVILLE - Jacob Havens has been a pilot for seven years, but had a scare on Thursday afternoon.

Havens was flying solo in an experimental aircraft, a Quickie Q1, when he started losing power in the cockpit and eventually crashed in a cornfield near the area of Norfield and Sonora roads just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

His engine failed about three miles north of the airport, and Havens was forced to crash land in the field after losing all power.

Havens, who is from Findlay and lives in the Cincinnati area, was restrained after his plane flipped over. Emergency crews freed him, and Havens was checked by medical personnel at the scene and released.

This was the first incident Havens has experienced as a pilot. A friend from the Zanesville area was piloting another aircraft taking photos of Haven's plane when it lost power. The second plane landed at the airport without incident.

"When I started losing power, I tried to make a beeline to the airport," Havens said. "It kept dropping RPMs so I did a 360 and tried to land on the road. But, my energy carried me into the field."

Havens did not have insurance on the plane.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jeffrey Jirles said the plane is a total loss. It will be recovered from cornfield on Friday, and the Federal Aviation Administration will examine it.

"It was a short search as a local pilot helped us find it," Jirles said. "(The aircraft) is well off the main road and makes the recovery difficult."

Perry and Washington Township as well as New Concord fire departments assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Patrol, with assistance from the FAA.

This was the second plane crash in this area so far this year.

A plane traveling from Elyria, Ohio to Deland, Florida crashed in Coshocton County in April. The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said pilot Edward Zezlina, 67, and passenger Linda O-Brien, 71, of Grafton, died after their plane crashed about five miles west of Blissfied. The owner of the property where the crash happened said his wife heard an engine noise followed by the crash. The wreckage was discovered a couple of hours.

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

Cessna 170B: Accident occurred July 19, 2018 in Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City

Went off the end of the runway and hit a tree with the wing.

Date: 19-JUL-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SPEARFISH
State: SOUTH DAKOTA