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

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 195B Businessliner, N195N; accident occurred July 21, 2018 at Ken Jernstedt Airfield (4S2), Hood River County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

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


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


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


http://registry.faa.gov/N195N



Location: Hood River, OR
Accident Number: GAA18CA444
Date & Time: 07/21/2018, 0930 PDT
Registration: N195N
Aircraft: Cessna 195
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered sharply left. He applied full right rudder and brake to no avail. The airplane exited the runway to the left, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane came to rest in a nose-down attitude.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that, during a postaccident examination, he did not observe any anomalies with the rudder cables, tailwheel assembly, and brakes.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 16 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 240° at 6 knots. The airplane landed on runway 25. 

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 (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Runway excursion
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing gear collapse
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Multi-engine Sea; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/22/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/25/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 6071.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 466 hours (Total, this make and model), 5100 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N195N
Model/Series: 195 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 16075
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/11/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3445.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Jacobs
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R755B2
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 275 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: K4S2, 630 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1646 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 195°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2300 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Puyallup, WA (PLU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hood River, OR (4S2)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0825 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: KEN JERNSTEDT AIRFIELD (4S2)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 638 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3040 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.672500, -121.530833 (est)

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

Piper PA-32R-301T, N8090T: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 at Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

Exited the runway while taxiing to park.

High Tail LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N8090T

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 03:25:00Z
Regis#: N8090T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 301T
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

Cessna 210C, N3611Y: Accident occurred July 21, 2018 in Blum, Hill County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N3611Y

Location: Blum, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA287
Date & Time: 07/21/2018, 1155 CDT
Registration: N3611Y
Aircraft: Cessna 210C
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 21, 2018, at 1155 central daylight time, a Cessna 210C, N3611Y, experienced a loss of engine power during cruise flight at 3,500 feet mean sea level. The pilot then performed a forced landing to a field near Blum, Texas. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airline transport pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight departed from Granbury Regional Airport, Granbury, Texas and was destined to Hilltop Lakes Airport, Hilltop Lakes, Texas.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3611Y
Model/Series: 210C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CPT, 854 ft msl
Observation Time: 1130 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Granbury, TX (GDJ)
Destination: Hilltop Lakes, TX (0TE4) 

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:

Just JA30 SuperSTOL, N825PW: Fatal accident occurred May 06, 2019 -and- Accident occurred July 22, 2018 near Lake Chelan Airport (S10), Chelan County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

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/N825PW

Location: Chelan Falls, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA443
Date & Time: 07/22/2018, 0730 PDT
Registration: N825PW
Aircraft: Just JA30 SUPERSTOL
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that as he made the approach over a river to land at his private airstrip, he "came in too low and hit a dock," that was moored to the side of the river. The airplane's propeller struck the dock and the landing gear separated from the airplane which slid about 25ft on the airstrip and came to a stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 119.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 44.6 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Just
Registration: N825PW 
Model/Series: JA30 SUPERSTOL Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: JA 308-07-13
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/06/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 156.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 914UL
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 115 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: KEAT, 1229 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1455 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:/ 
Wind Direction:290° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chelan, WA (S10)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Chelan, WA (S10)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PVT AIRSTRIP (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 732 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: NW
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width:490 ft / 150 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: 47.786944, -119.993056 (est)

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N825PW

Location: Chelan, WA
Accident Number: WPR19FA133
Date & Time: 05/06/2019, 0629 PDT
Registration: N825PW
Aircraft: Just JA30 SUPERSTOL
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On May 6, 2019, at 0629 Pacific daylight time, a JA30 Superstol airplane, N825PW impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from Lake Chelan Airport (S10), Chelan, Washington. The sport pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed in the post-crash fire. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The accident site was located about 550 ft from the approach end of runway 20 on a heading of 157°. The examination of the site revealed that the airplane impacted terrain in a vertical attitude. Most of the airplane was consumed by the post-crash fire. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Just
Registration: N825PW
Model/Series: JA30 SUPERSTOL Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEAT, 1229 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 47.867778, -119.937500 (est)

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


Kenneth William VanAssche

Kenneth William VanAssche

CHELAN — The pilot killed Monday in a plane wreck is remembered by loved ones as full of life and a passion for understanding how things worked.

Kenneth W. Van Assche, 68, of Chelan Falls died when his plane crashed into an orchard about 6:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Howard Flats Road next to Lake Chelan Airport.

Van Assche had one daughter, his nephew David Van Assche told The Wenatchee World Wednesday.

Van Assche was “always willing to go out of his way to help people” and “excited and passionate about his work and play,” David Van Assche said.

Semi-retired after operating a tractor company for years, Van Assche pursued his dream of getting his pilot’s license last year, David Van Assche said.

Van Assche was a longtime member of the Cascade Drift Skippers snowmobile club. Club members mourned his death on the group’s Facebook page, recounting his kind ways, snowmobiling trips and the gatherings he hosted at his home on the Columbia River.

Rebecca H. wrote: Kenny had so many friends for good reason. "I remember the time Kenny was awarded the 'Sir Helpsalot' trophy designed especially and only for him. Kenny was one of a kind and will be missed by many friends.”

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Original article ➤ https://www.wenatcheeworld.com





UPDATE: The Chelan County Coroner has identified the victim of a Monday morning plane crash near the Chelan Airport as 68-year-old Kenneth William Van Assche of Chelan Falls. Positive identification was made from dental records. The Coroner listed the cause of death as asphyxia due to the inhalation of products of combustion and thermal injuries. The cause of the plane crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.
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The pilot of a fixed-wing aircraft was killed early this morning in a crash near the Chelan Airport.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Chelan Fire and Rescue responded to the crash scene to find the plane nose down in the orchard and completely engulfed in flames. 

As Zimmerman mentioned, the investigation into the early morning plane crash has now been turned over to the Chelan County Coroner’s office and to investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB is an independent U.S. government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation.

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

Rutan Long-EZ, N36DX: Accident occurred July 22, 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Hard landing, gear collapsed and skidded off runway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N36DX

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N36DX
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LONG EZ
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OSHKOSH
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna 182R, N5456N: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 at Wautoma Municipal Airport (Y50), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

During landing right wheel came off and aircraft went into grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N5456N

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 20:48:00Z
Regis#: N5456N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WAUTOMA
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N34354: Incident occurred July 22, 2018 in Waushara County, Wisconsin



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Crashed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N34354

Date: 22-JUL-18
Time: 23:29:00Z
Regis#: N34354
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POY SIPPI
State: WISCONSIN

SAXEVILLE - No one was injured when an airplane carrying two people was forced to make an emergency landing in a farm field Sunday night in the town of Saxeville.

The plane, which was on its way to the EAA convention on Oshkosh, was forced to land just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday night off of 28th Road, according to a press release from the Waushara County Sheriff's Department.

The pilot of the plane called 911 to report that the aircraft was having mechanical issues and would have to make an emergency landing. With the help of GPS tracking, the pilot was able to land the plane safely and first responders arrived shortly after, the release said.

The plane's occupants were from Florida and were headed to the airport in Waupaca ahead of the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture show in Oshkosh. According to the release, damage was limited to the plane's landing gear and propeller.

Original article ➤ https://www.stevenspointjournal.com

Aircraft Structural Failure: Fisher Celebrity, N228LC; fatal accident occurred July 19, 2018 in Patriot, Switzerland County, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

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/N228LC

Location: Patriot, IN
Accident Number: CEN18FA282
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration: N228LC
Aircraft: FISHER CELEBRITY
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Aircraft structural failure
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, 2018, about 1700 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Fisher Celebrity biplane, N228LC, experienced an in-flight breakup and impacted terrain near Patriot, Indiana. The airline pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was privately owned and was being operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from the pilot's personal airstrip in Warsaw, Kentucky, shortly before the accident.

When the pilot failed to return home as expected, his wife notified authorities. The wreckage was located the following morning about 0930 in a cornfield on the west side of the Ohio River, about 4 miles due east of the pilot's airstrip.

There were no witnesses to the accident; however, a nearby resident, who lived along the straight-line course between the pilot's airstrip and the accident site, stated that he heard an airplane fly over his house about 1700. Shortly thereafter, he heard a loud "thud." 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial; Flight Engineer
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  15020 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5 hours (Total, this make and model), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with a rating for airplane multiengine land, type ratings in the Boeing 747-400, 757, 767, Douglas DC-9, and Cessna 500, commercial pilot privileges with an airplane single-engine land rating, and a remote pilot certificate. He also held a flight engineer certificate with a turbojet rating. His third-class Federal Aviation Administration airman medical certificate, dated April 20, 2016, listed the restriction, "Must have available glasses for near vision." On the application for that certificate, the pilot reported civilian flight experience totaling 15,020 total hours, and 10 hours in the previous six months. When his third-class airman medical certificate expired for all classes on April 30, 2018, the pilot completed the prerequisites for and was issued a Basic Medical Certificate (BasicMed) on April 20, 2018.

A copy of one of the pilot's logbooks was examined. It contained entries from August 25, 2017, to July 13, 2018. Forwarded totals indicated that the pilot had accumulated 256.2 hours. The pilot purchased the accident airplane July 4, 2018, and had completed 7 flights in the airplane (not including the accident flight), totaling 2.7 hours. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FISHER
Registration: N228LC
Model/Series: CELEBRITY
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1995
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: AV1076
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

The accident airplane, serial number AV1076, was issued an FAA Special Airworthiness Certificate on May 23, 1995. It was powered by a 100-horsepower Continental O-200-A engine, driving a Tennessee 2-blade, fixed-pitch wooden propeller (model number 70-44). The data plate indicated that the airplane's gross weight was 1,100 lbs, and its empty weight was 601 lbs.

According to the maintenance records, the most recent condition inspection was performed on July 1, 2018, at a Hobbs meter reading of 442.0 hours and a total time-in-service of 589.0 hours.

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CVG, 896 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1752 CDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Warsaw, KY (NONE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Warsaw, KY (NONE)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1700 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

The following weather observations were recorded by the Madison Municipal Airport, Madison, Indiana, Automated Weather Observation System, located about 30 miles west of the accident site:

At 1655, the observation included wind from 170° at 3 knots, 10 miles visibility, clear sky, temperature 30° C, dew point 12° C, and altimeter setting on 29.99 inches of mercury.

The 1715 observation included wind from 150° at 5 knots, 10 miles visibility, clear sky, temperature 30° C, dew point 13° C, and altimeter setting of 29.98 inches of mercury

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 38.794722, -84.820278 

The airplane impacted a cornfield about 40 ft south of Indiana State Highway 156. Corn stalks were 7 to 8 ft tall. The airplane came to rest on its right side on a magnetic heading of 310°. The nose and cockpit area were fragmented from impact. The left horizontal stabilizer was undamaged, but the right horizontal stabilizer, vertical stabilizer, and rudder were crushed. The upper tip of the rudder was located about 400 yards west of the main wreckage. The airspeed indicator read 103 mph; the Kollsman window indicated 30.04 inches of mercury. Other instruments were destroyed. The engine and propeller were deeply embedded in the ground.

The upper and lower left wings were attached to each other but were separated from the fuselage and thrust forward of the main wreckage. The aileron remained loosely attached to the wing. Part of the lower right wing was located with the wreckage, but not attached to the fuselage. Additional parts of the upper and lower right wing were found scattered throughout an area between 400 yards and 800 yards west of the main wreckage. A large portion of the upper right wing was not located. Most of the lower bottom wing was located. Small pieces of wing spar and webbing were scattered to the right of the accident site. Portions of the right wings were located about 3 days after the accident about 80 yards from the main wreckage, including a portion of the leading edge cuff and ribs.

The wreckage was recovered from the accident site and transported to AMF Aviation, LLC, Springfield, Tennessee, for further examination. One propeller blade had separated from the hub, but about 8 inches of the other blade remained attached. The propeller blades bore signatures consistent with rotation at impact.

The lower right-wing rear spar attachment fitting, lower right-wing main spar attachment fitting, and right aileron rod end were sent to the NTSB's Materials Laboratory for examination. "Each of the submitted attachment fittings had fractures intersecting the inboard wing spar attachment bolt hole. The fracture features for each attachment fitting were rough and matte gray in appearance, consistent with ductile overstress fracture" and with upward bending of the wing at the attachment location. The outboard end of the attachment fitting piece for the aft spar was also bent to the aft relative to the inboard end, consistent with the entire upper and lower right wings folding in upward and rearward bending and separating from the airplane. Upward bending of the lower wing attachment was secondary to a primary failure elsewhere, the locations of which could not be determined due the fact that a majority of the wing structure was not recovered. There was no evidence of any preexisting damage on the wing spar attachment fittings. 

Medical And Pathological Information

Highpoint Health, Department of Pathology, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, performed an autopsy of the pilot. According to its report, the cause of death was "multiple blunt force injuries."


Toxicology testing performed by the FAA Forensic Science Laboratory detected 71 (mg/dL, mg/hg) and 117 (mg/dL, mg/hg) ethanol in brain and muscle tissue, and N-Butanol and Propanol (N-) in muscle tissue. Putrefaction was noted in specimens. No drugs were detected in muscle tissue. Carbon monoxide and cyanide tests were not performed.

Location: Patriot, IN
Accident Number: CEN18FA282
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1800 EDT
Registration: N228LC
Aircraft: FISHER CELEBRITY
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 19, at some time after 1700 eastern daylight time, a Fisher Celebrity experimental biplane, N228LC, impacted a corn field near Patriot, Indiana. The pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from the pilot's airstrip in Warsaw, Kentucky, about 1700.

When the pilot failed to return home, his wife notified authorities. The wreckage was located the following morning.

There were no witnesses to the accident. The airplane crashed in as cornfield with stalks about 8 feet tall. Wreckage examination revealed the airplane was laying on its right side. The left wings remain attached but were thrust forward. The right wings were missing. The left horizontal stabilizer was undamaged; the right horizontal stabilizer was crushed.

The right wings were located about 3 days after the accident about 250 feet from the main body of wreckage. Examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FISHER
Registration: N228LC
Model/Series: CELEBRITY
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: CVG, 896 ft msl
Observation Time: 1752 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Warsaw, KY (NONE)
Destination:  Warsaw, KY (NONE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 39.794722, -84.820278

Robert Dow Askins

Warsaw - 67, died when his plane crashed in Florence, IN on July 19, 2018.

He grew up in Louisville and after graduating from the University of Louisville in 1972, entered the U. S. Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force he joined Delta Air Lines. He retired from Delta in 2005, and went to work as an aviation safety inspector for the FAA in 2006.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wende; a daughter, Tara Cull of Delhi, OH.; two sisters, Christine Smith of Lexington and Elizabeth (Beth) Askins of Florence; a brother, Joe Askins of Nashville, TN; a grandson, Steven "Tucker" Cull of New Albany, IN.; and a granddaughter, Grace Cull of Florence.

A celebration of Bob Askins' life will be held Friday, Aug. 3, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Louisville Alumni/University Club. located at the Belknap Campus.


In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the National Greyhound Foundation located at 4420 Wandering Path, Homosassa, FL 34448, www.4greyhounds.org.


Robert Askins, 57




GALLATIN COUNTY, Ky. —  A Northern Kentucky pilot has died in a plane crash, emergency officials confirmed Friday afternoon.

Robert "Bobby" Askins was last seen around 5 p.m. Thursday, officials said. Askins took off from his personal airstrip, along Jericho Road in Gallatin County, officials said, and then suddenly disappeared.

He was reported missing Thursday night by his wife, who said he was last seen flying a small, red-and-cream plane with tail No. N228LC.

After an intensive search, investigators said they found the wreckage of Askins' plane in a cornfield in Florence, Indiana, along Indiana state Route 156.

The body of Askins was found inside.

The time and the cause of the crash remain unclear. The FAA and NTSB are investigating.

Askins was an experienced pilot. Friends say he was an Air Force fighter pilot and also trained fighter pilots.

He was a retired Delta Air Lines pilot, and his latest job included working for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The missing plane and pilot were a big story at the Gallatin County News in Warsaw, near where Askins lived.

That's not the reason the editor of the paper was following the story so closely.

"He’s one of my very best friends. I’ve known him for 20 years,” said Gallatin County News Editor Kelley Warnick.

Warnick said Askins was a very safety-minded pilot.

"I’ve flown with him. He is meticulous, so careful. Before you would take off on his private plane, there was an hour inspection," Warnick said.

A cause of the crash has not been determined by investigators.

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