Monday, July 30, 2018

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N4855G: Accident occurred July 28, 2018 at Weltzien Skypark Airport (15G), Medina County, Ohio

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


Location: Wadsworth, OH
Accident Number: GAA18CA452
Date & Time: 07/28/2018, 1330 EDT
Registration: N4855G
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported during a telephone interview that, while landing in variable wind conditions, his approach speed was fast, and that during the landing roll, the wind pushed the airplane off the runway to the right. He added that he did not apply full braking action.

The pilot reiterated on the NTSB Form 6120.1 that, during the landing roll, a strong crosswind gust pushed the airplane off the right side of the runway into bushes. He described the wind as variable and gusting but did not report the wind speed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The automated weather observation station located about 10 miles south-southwest from the airport reported that, about 34 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 290° at 8 knots. The same automated station reported that, about 26 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 310° at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 3.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 82, 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: 10/30/2015
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4855G
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17273402
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1554.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KBJJ, 1137 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1756 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 203°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4700 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wadsworth, OH (15G)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Port Clinton, OH (PCW)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: WELTZIEN SKYPARK (15G)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1210 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2410 ft / 37 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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:  41.027222, -81.798889 (est)

Jiangxi Hongdu Av Ind Co Ltd CJ-6, N71HS: Accident occurred July 28, 2018 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

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

Gear up landing in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N71HS

Date: 28-JUL-18
Time: 17:39:00Z
Regis#: N71HS
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: CJ 6
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEAUMONT
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N24144: Accident occurred July 29, 2018 and Incident occurred January 13, 2018 at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport (KGPM), Dallas County, Texas

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

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/N24144

Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA460
Date & Time: 07/29/2018, 1105 CDT
Registration: N24144
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, while practicing soft field takeoffs, the airplane lifted off about mid-field and drifted to the left. He and the flight instructor tried to correct, but the airplane struck a runway sign, and spun to the left.

The flight instructor reported that, during the soft field takeoff, as soon as the airplane lifted off the ground, the student pilot lost his composure. He added that, while calling for the flight controls, he began to fight the student for the flight controls and yelled "let go". The airplane struck a taxiway sign and the airplane spun to the left.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 210° at 11 knots. The student pilot reported that the wind was from 220° to 240° at 11 knots, gusting to 18 knots. The airplane departed runway 17.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/08/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 480 hours (Total, all aircraft), 410 hours (Total, this make and model), 426 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 199 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 105 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 58 hours (Total, all aircraft), 58 hours (Total, this make and model), 9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N24144
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S10558
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Aviator Air Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Aviator Air Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGPM, 589 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1550 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 337°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Grand Prairie, TX (GPM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Grand Prairie, TX (GPM)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1105 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: GRAND PRAIRIE MUNI (GPM)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 588 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.698889, -97.046944 (est)

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

January 13, 2018:  Aircraft departed runway onto grass damaging runway light.

Date: 13-JAN-18
Time: 20:47:00Z
Regis#: N24144
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GRAND PRAIRIE
State: TEXAS

Cessna 152, N152LT: Accident occurred July 27, 2018 at AJ Eisenberg Airport (KOKH), Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington

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

Morcom Aviation Services Inc doing business as Regal Air

http://registry.faa.gov/N152LT

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA461
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 2018 in Oak Harbor, WA
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N152LT

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.

Crashed while landing.

Date: 27-JUL-18
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N152LT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OAK HARBOR
State: WASHINGTON

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7893P: Accident occurred July 29, 2018 at Evanston-Uinta County Burns Field (KEVW), Uinta County, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming

http://registry.faa.gov/N7893P

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA462
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Evanston, WY
Aircraft: Piper PA24, registration: N7893P

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 up landing.

Date: 29-JUL-18
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N7893P
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: EVANSTON
State: WYOMING

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, N221EZ: Accident occurred July 29, 2018 in Haverhill, New Hampshire

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N221EZ

Location: HAVERHILL, NH
Accident Number: ERA18LA204
Date & Time: 07/29/2018, 1205 EDT
Registration: N221EZ
Aircraft: Progressive Aerodyne SEAREY
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 29, 2018, at 1205 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built SeaRey amphibious airplane, N221EZ, sustained substantial damage when it collided with a tree then water while attempting to land on the Connecticut River, near Haverhill, New Hampshire. The private pilot/registered owner and the passenger were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated at the Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), Laconia, New Hampshire, about 1100.

The pilot stated that he had made two successful water landings on the river and was preparing to make a third landing up-river to join a friend who had already landed and beached his SeaRey. After he took off, the pilot initiated a left "teardrop" turn over a flat cornfield to make a 45° re-entry to the river at an altitude of 50 ft above ground level. The airplane had crossed over the shoreline, when the pilot attempted to turn left and line up with the river; however, the control stick would not move past the vertical position. The airplane would not turn, and was approaching 60-foot-tall trees on the opposite bank of the river. The pilot added power, but the airplane collided with a tree, and impacted the river in a nose down left-wing low attitude.

The airplane was retained for further investigation.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. His last Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical certificate was issued on December 20, 2017. The pilot reported a total of 760 flight hours; of which, 498 hours were in the accident airplane.

At 1100, weather at LCI was reported as wind from 290° at 6 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, scattered clouds at 4,000 ft, temperature 81° F, dew point 75° F, and an altimeter setting of 30.04 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Progressive Aerodyne
Registration: N221EZ
Model/Series: SEAREY No Series
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: LCI, 545 ft msl
Observation Time: 1100 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 40 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Laconia, NH (LCI)
Destination: Haverhill, NH (None) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  44.000000, -72.000000 (est)




HAVERHILL — Two people were injured — one seriously — Sunday afternoon when the small plane they were flying in crashed into the Connecticut River.

A SeaRey aircraft crashed Sunday around 12:36 p.m. on the Connecticut River near Haverhill with two people on board, Rick Breitenfeldt, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. According to a company website, a SeaRey is described as “an American two-seat, single-engine, amphibious flying boat.”

The FAA is investigating the crash, Breitenfeldt said.

According to New Hampshire State Police, the aircraft was carrying one pilot and one passenger, who were both injured. One occupant was transported by helicopter to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries, but was in stable condition Sunday night. The other occupant was transported by ambulance to Cottage Hospital in Woodsville.

The plane came down near the Harkdale dairy farm in Newbury, Vt., just across the Connecticut River from Haverhill. Mary Carson owns and operates the farm with her husband Russell.

“Russell was outside working when he told me he heard two small planes fly over,” said Mary Carson. “They both tried to land in the river. One didn’t make it.”

Carson said the DHART helicopter landed in one of her farm’s pastures to pick up one of the crash victims.

“Planes like this have tried to land on the river before,” said Carson. “This time, it didn’t work.”

Staci Huckins of Troy said she was part of a 24 mile paddling trip along the Connecticut River, going from Monroe to Haverhill, when the crash occurred.

“We were all right there when the plane crashed on the other side of the peninsula from us,” Huckins posted on Facebook. “We knew it crashed as soon as it happened. I really hope both people in the plane are going to be ok.”

State police said a pilot traveling in a similar aircraft and a tour helicopter from the nearby Haverhill Fair, along with Newbury, Vermont fire personnel and Vermont state police provided assistance at the scene.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact Trooper Alex Peplinski at 603-227-0076 or alex.peplinski@dos.nh.gov.

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


HAVERHILL, N.H. —  A small plane crashed in the Connecticut River Sunday afternoon, injuring two people.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Searey aircraft crashed at 1:20 p.m. in the river near Haverhill.

Authorities said the pilot was trying to land in the river, but crashed.

New Hampshire Fish and Game said that the two people on board were removed from the plane.

One of them was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries. That person is currently in stable condition.

The other occupant was brought by ambulance to Cottage Hospital in Woodsville.

The plane is currently at Harkdale Farm on the Newbury, Vermont, side of the river. The owner of the farm told News 9 his father was clearing the fields when the plane went down.

"We had no clue what was going on,” said Steve Carson of Newbury.

Carson was taking a lunch break and said he never heard or saw the plane come down.

"First responder trucks, state troopers and an ambulance screamed down the road and headed down to the meadow,” he said.

Carson's dad was working in the fields by the river and he thought maybe something happened to him.

But he never expected to come across the mangled mess of a plane wreck.

"He just heard something thud, is what he said. He didn't see much, and he continued on to another part of the field,” Carson said of his dad.

The farm owner said the plane will remain on his property overnight and will be retrieved Monday.

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



NEWBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Police are investigating a single engine plane crash, into the Connecticut River, that sent two people to the hospital. Witnesses say the crash happened around noon on Sunday near a farm just off of Route 5 in Newbury.

Police say the amphibious experimental aircraft was attempting to land in the river at the time of the crash. Two people were on board.

One of the victims was transported by a DHART helicopter and the other was transported on the ground. The names of the two people involved have not been released. The person with more serious injuries was last listed in stable condition.

New Hampshire State Police are investigating the incident because the plane crash happened in the Connecticut River which is New Hampshire jurisdiction.

"I was finishing up my lunch and i heard the planes," said the farm's owner Russell Carson. "I heard the engine and all the sudden there was a thud. Then the first thing I saw was a helicopter trying to find something in the river, he was flying over the river real low."

A pilot traveling in a similar aircraft and a tour helicopter from the nearby Haverhill Fair, along with the Newbury Fire Department and Vermont State Police provided assistance at the scene.

At this time we are still waiting for additional information on how the plane crash occurred. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Robinson R44, N479AT: Incident occurred July 27, 2018 at Palm Beach County Park/Lantana Airport (KLNA), West Palm Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Lost control while performing maneuvers.

Date: 27-JUL-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N479AT
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA



 



LANTANA, Fla. - Two people suffered minor injuries following a small helicopter crashed at Lantana Airport Friday, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. 

Crews arrived at the scene at 7 p.m. and found the small helicopter resting on its side. 

Two people on board the aircraft were evaluated by paramedics and treated for minor injuries. They did not require to be transported to a hospital, officials say.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wptv.comp

Flightstar SC II, N953RJ: Accident occurred July 27, 2018 near Concord Airpark (2G1), Lake County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

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


Location: Painesville, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA301
Date & Time: 07/27/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration: N953RJ
Aircraft: FLIGHTSTAR SC II
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 27, 2018, about 1700 eastern daylight time, a Flightstar SC II, N593RJ, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain during approach to land on runway 2 at the Concord Airpark (2G1), near Painesville, OH. The pilot received serious injuries and his passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHTSTAR
Registration: N953RJ
Model/Series: SC II
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: LNN, 626 ft msl
Observation Time: 1655 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 9000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 11000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Painesville, OH (2G1)
Destination:  Painesville, OH (2G1)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  41.666944, -81.197222



This evening, July 27th, just after 5 PM, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported plane crash in Concord Twp. Upon arrival deputies found that an ultralight plane made an emergency landing in a wooded area behind the homes on Summerwood Drive in Concord Township. Both the male and female passengers have been transported to the hospital for evaluation by Concord Township Fire. 

 Although this accident is in our patrol area it will be investigated by the Ohio State Highway patrol who is responsible for investigating such plane accidents. Future inquiries regarding this accident can be referred to the Ohio State highway patrol post in Chardon.

Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno



CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - An ultralight aircraft made an emergency landing in a wooded area in Concord Township, and two people were taken to a hospital, authorities said.

Just after 5 p.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported plane crash. Upon arrival at a wooded area behind homes on Summerwood Drive, deputies found the ultralight aircraft, according to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office.

A man and a woman were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation by Concord Township Fire, the post states.

Original article ➤ https://www.news5cleveland.com

Aeronca 7AC, N85506: Fatal accident occurred July 28, 2018 in Alexandria, Douglas County, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N85506 

Location: Alexandria, MN
Accident Number: CEN18FA297
Date & Time: 07/28/2018, 1923 CDT
Registration: N85506
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 28, 2018, about 1923 central daylight time, an Aeronca 7AC single-engine airplane, N85506, impacted powerlines and terrain while maneuvering at a low altitude near Alexandria, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local area flight departed Chandler Field Airport (AXN), Alexandria, Minnesota, about 1918.

There were multiple witnesses who saw and/or heard the airplane flying at low altitude before the accident. Two witnesses reported that the airplane had approached their cabin on the north shore of Lake Latoka from the northeast and overflew their cabin at treetop level, which they estimated to be about 50 ft above the ground. One witness stated that the airplane had "barely cleared the trees" when the airplane overflew his cabin. The witnesses reported that the airplane then descended below treetop level while flying south over Lake Latoka. The witnesses stated that they observed the airplane complete at least two low passes over a house located at the southwest side of the lake.

Another witness, who acknowledged being a friend of the pilot, owned the house located on the southwest side of Lake Latoka. The witness was inside his house eating dinner when he heard an airplane overfly his house. He reported that it was common for the pilot to overfly his house at a low altitude. The witness stated that the airplane's engine sounded normal when it overflew his house. He noted that he had a "very bad feeling" that the airplane had crashed when his house lights flickered shortly after the airplane overflew his house. The accident site was located about a mile north-northwest of his house.

Three additional witnesses reported seeing the airplane approach their position, about 1/4 mile northeast of the accident site, at a low altitude and slow airspeed. These witnesses reported that the airplane was flying toward the northwest when it descended behind a small ridge and collided with powerlines. Two of the witnesses reported that they couldn't hear the engine as the airplane approached their position; however, they noted they had music playing at the time. The witnesses reported that they heard an audible "thud" when the airplane impacted the ground.

The accident site was located in a grass drainage ditch northwest of the intersection of Townhall Road and 10th Avenue SW. There were multiple powerlines and a fractured power pole strung across the road on a northwest heading. The main wreckage, which consisted of the entire airplane, was found inverted in the drainage ditch facing south. There was no evidence of an inflight or postimpact fire. Flight control cable continuity was established from each flight control surface to its respective cockpit control. Both main landing gear oleo-struts and the propeller exhibited damage consistent with an inflight wire impact. There was no evidence of a wire strike on either wing or the empennage. The recording tachometer indicated 2,665.72 hours. The forward seat throttle was positioned about 3/4 full travel. The airplane was not equipped with a mixture control. The primer control was IN and secured. The magneto switch was on BOTH. The carburetor heat control was OFF. The cabin heat control was OFF. The airplane was not equipped with an electric master switch, but the single 10 ampere circuit breaker was not tripped. The single communication radio was selected to the common traffic advisory frequency (123.0 megahertz). The airplane was not equipped with a transponder. The fuel shutoff valve was ON. Fuel was recovered from the main/header tank and both right and left auxiliary wing tanks. The fuel samples were blue in color and had an odor consistent with 100 low-lead aviation fuel. The fuel caps were installed and secured on all fuel tanks. The fuel selectors for the auxiliary wing tanks were in the OFF position. A functional test of the fuel shutoff valve did not reveal any anomalies and confirmed fuel flow from the main/header tank. The fuselage mounted gascolator had shattered during impact and fuel was observed flowing from the fuel supply line. The postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal airplane operation during the flight.

The engine remained attached to the firewall. The propeller remained attached to the propeller flange. One propeller blade was bent aft about midspan and exhibited chordwise scratching and leading-edge gouging that was consistent with an inflight wire strike. The other propeller blade exhibited a slight aft bend, a single leading-edge gouge, and minor chordwise scratching near the blade tip. Internal engine and valve train continuity were confirmed as the propeller was rotated. Compression and suction were noted on all cylinders in conjunction with crankshaft rotation, and acceptable cylinder pressures were measured using a differential pressure gauge. The induction manifold and intake pipes exhibited signatures of normal operation, with no excessive fuel staining observed. The upper spark plugs were removed and exhibited features consistent with normal engine operation. A borescope inspection of each cylinder did not reveal any anomalies with the cylinders, pistons, valves, valve seats, or lower spark plugs. The right magneto attached to its installation point and provided spark on all posts while the crankshaft was rotated. The left magneto remained attached to the engine; however, the impulse coupling did not function as the crankshaft was rotated. The left magneto was removed and provided a spark on all posts when rotated by hand. Right magneto-to-engine timing was confirmed to be at top-dead-center on the number 1 cylinder. A full teardown of the engine did not reveal any internal component failures. Adequate lubrication oil was observed throughout the engine and there was no evidence of oil starvation or excessive heat. No metal material was observed after a magnet was passed through the engine sump. The oil filter tube pickup and oil filter screen were free of metallic material. Throttle control cable continuity was confirmed from the cockpit to the carburetor throttle arm. The carburetor mixture arm was safety-wired in the full rich position. The carburetor bowl contained about 1/2 fluid ounce of fuel; however, the airplane had been inverted for nearly 24 hours before being recovered. The carburetor bowl did not contain evidence of water or particulate contamination. Disassembly of the carburetor did not reveal any anomalies with the single-piece venturi, metal floats, or needle valve. The postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal engine operation during the flight.

According to FAA records, the 64-year-old pilot held a private pilot certificate with single-engine land airplane, single-engine sea airplane, and instrument airplane ratings. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued on October 28, 2016, with a limitation for corrective lenses. A search of FAA records showed no previous accidents, incidents, or enforcement proceedings. A pilot logbook was not recovered during the on-scene investigation.

The 1946-model-year airplane, serial number 7AC-4246, was a high-wing monoplane of fabric-covered steel tube and wood construction. The airplane was powered by a 90-horsepower, 4-cylinder, Continental C90-8F reciprocating engine, serial number 47229-9-8. The engine provided thrust through a fixed-pitch, two-blade, Sensenich 76AK-2-43 propeller, serial number 23704. The two-seat airplane was equipped with a fixed conventional landing gear. The airplane had a maximum allowable takeoff weight of 1,300 pounds. According to maintenance documentation, the last annual inspection was completed on June 28, 2018, at 5,980 total airframe hours. The airplane had accumulated 11.72 hours since the last annual inspection. The airframe had accumulated a total service time of 5,991.72 hours when the accident occurred. The engine had accumulated 791.72 hours since being overhauled on January 17, 1978. A postaccident review of the maintenance records found no history of unresolved airworthiness issues.

A postaccident review of available meteorological data established that day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The nearest aviation weather reporting station was located at Chandler Field Airport (AXN) about 3 miles southeast of the accident site. At 1853, about 30 minutes before the accident, the AXN automated surface observing system reported: wind 350° at 4 knots, 10 miles surface visibility, a clear sky, temperature 26°C, dew point 12°C, and an altimeter setting 30.13 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca
Registration: N85506
Model/Series: 7AC
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: AXN, 1425 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Alexandria, MN (AXN)
Destination: Alexandria, MN (AXN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  45.882500, -95.449722

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 "Ken" James Ryan

JULY 18, 1954 ~ JULY 28, 2018 (AGE 64)

Ken Ryan age 64, of Alexandria, died on Saturday, July 28th, 2018.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alexandria.  Visitation will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Donations may be made to:
Butterfly Hill Nature Pre-School
2210 East 6th Avenue, Alexandria MN 56308

United Methodist Church
2210 East 6th Avenue, Alexandria MN 56308
Tel: 1-320-763-4624

Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria MN 56308
Web: http://www.alextech.edu/foundation

https://www.andersonfuneral.net



(Alexandria, MN)  A pilot is dead following a Saturday evening plane crash near Alexandria.  Authorities have now identified the pilot as 64 year old Kenneth James Ryan of Alexandria.  Ryan was an instructor at Alexandria Technical and Community College.  He also served on several committees including the Alexandria Planning Commission and was a member of the Alexandria Municipal Airport Commission.  He was also a Computer Repair Technologist in the U.S. Air Force before being honorably discharged in 1976.  Ken is a retired Adult and Pediatric Urologic Surgeon as well.  


The plane appears to have flown into an REA power pole.  Ryan was alone in the plane.  The aircraft landed on its roof on the west side of Town Hall Road, near the intersection of 10th Avenue SW.  Power lines were scattered on the road.  Medical personnel arrived on scene and found the sole occupant of the plane to be deceased.


Saturday night's plane crash took out power for nearly an hour. Friends gathered at the crash site Sunday morning say Ken was an experienced pilot.  FAA records indicate the aircraft was a 1946 fixed wing single-engine plane.


The crash took place after 7:00pm, about 24 hours after another plane crashed in the southeast side of Lake Winona.  On Friday night, a pilot was doing "touch and goes" from the Alexandria Airport when his plane lost power. That pilot was able to get out of the aircraft and was not injured.


Local authorities contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to handle the investigation.


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








Authorities have released the name of a pilot who died after his airplane sheared off a power pole and crashed west of Alexandria Saturday night.

His name is Kenneth James Ryan, 64, of Alexandria. Ryan was an instructor at the Alexandria Technical and Community College, and served on the Alexandria Planning Commission.  

The small aircraft ended up on its roof in a ditch near the intersection of Town Hall Road and 10th Avenue SW in LaGrand Township shortly before 7:30 pm.

Three ambulances arrived on scene but left without transporting anyone. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Ryan, who flying alone, died in the crash.

Within minutes of the crash being reported, several other vehicles were parked on Town Hall Road with their lights flashing, including those from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the Alexandria Police Department, State Patrol and Alexandria Fire Department.

Downed powerlines were also on the road.

Local authorities contacted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to handle the investigation.

It was the second airplane crash near Alexandria in two days. At about 7 p.m. Friday night, a pilot was conducting "touch and goes" from the Alexandria Airport when his single-engine Piper Archer lost power and he crash-landed on the southwest side of Lake Winona, about a mile southeast of Saturday's crash. He was able to get out of the aircraft and was not injured.

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