Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau

Harding landing on beach.

http://registry.faa.gov/N435MA

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks

Rotorcraft on landing main rotor blade struck riverbank.

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Made a hard landing and experienced a prop strike.

Christiansen Aviation Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N5297G

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

Landed and exited runway.

Fog City Flying LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N9000Q

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys

Nose wheel collapsed while landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N988PB

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose

Veered off runway on landing and experienced prop strike.

http://registry.faa.gov/N710JR

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

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N99243; accident occurred July 22, 2018 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

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

Aviation Accident Final 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/N99243

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Accident Number: GAA18CA433
Date & Time: 07/22/2018, 1130 MDT
Registration: N99243
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The student pilot reported that, during a check ride and a short-field landing in gusting crosswind conditions, the touchdown was normal, but the airplane quickly veered right. He added that he and the designated pilot examiner applied left rudder to no avail. The airplane exited the runway to the right, the right main landing gear struck a taxiway sign, and the airplane came to rest in the grass adjacent to the taxiway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right horizontal stabilizer.

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector conducted a postaccident examination. He reported that the rudder system appeared normal and functioned properly. He added that there were no pre-existing mechanical conditions that could have caused the accident.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 50° at 11 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The airplane landed on runway 33.

Probable Cause and Findings

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

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Gusts - Effect on operation
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Sign/marker - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 130 hours (Total, all aircraft), 108 hours (Total, this make and model), 36 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Check Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 74, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/07/2018
Occupational Pilot:Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N99243
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17276418
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/08/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2J
Registered Owner: Doomac Llc
Rated Power: 160
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: KFLY, 6874 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 349°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 21 knots     
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 50°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Colorado Springs, CO (FLY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Colorado Springs, CO (FLY)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0958 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MEADOW LAKE (FLY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 6873 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6000 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 38.940556, -104.568611 (est)

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



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

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

American Airlines Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N306NY

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Aircraft struck parked aircraft.

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

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N6136Y

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

October 21, 2018: Gear collapsed.


Aero Montana LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N8100P


Date: 21-OCT-18

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

July 21, 2018:   Landed gear retracted.

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

Vans RV-6, registered to Southern Star Aviation LLC and operated by a private individual, N306FR: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 at Comanche County Airport (3K8), Coldwater, Kansas

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N306FR

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

On July 20, 2018, about 1310 central daylight time, a Vans RV-6 airplane, N306FR, collided with terrain near Coldwater, Kansas. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to Southern Star Aviation LLC and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated at an unknown origin and was landing at Comanche County Airport (3K8), Coldwater, Kansas.

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N306FR
Model/Series: RV6 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDDC, 2592 ft msl
Observation Time: 1352 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 45 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 38°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 21 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Coldwater, KS (3K8)

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Ted Smith Aerostar 601, registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a maintenance test flight, N327BK: Accident occurred July 20, 2018 near Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR), Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aviation Accident 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/N327BK


on: Baton Rouge, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA285
Date & Time: 07/20/2018, 1430 CDT
Registration: N327BK
Aircraft: SMITH AEROSTAR601
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

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

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

After the accident the pilot stated that he completed a preflight inspection about 1400, then boarded the airplane and started both engines. While holding short of runway 31, he performed a pre-takeoff check of the airplane including a run-up for each engine with no anomalies noted. During the takeoff roll he advanced the throttles to takeoff power, then rotated. Shortly after rotation he noticed the right engine was not producing full power and the engine speed was decreasing. With no remaining runway available to land, he continued and looked for an off-field landing location. He retracted the landing gear and feathered the right propeller. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude so the pilot made a hard forced landing to a grass-covered field (figure 1) about 1 mile northwest of the departure end of runway 31.

Figure 1 – Accident airplane

In a postaccident statement, the mechanic who maintained the airplane stated that on the morning of the accident the right engine was unable to start. He examined the airplane and found the fuel system contaminated with water. The owner and mechanic then examined the left engine. They removed and cleaned the left engine fuel injector nozzles using an ultrasonic cleaner, purged the left fuel tank, removed the fuel line at the flow divider, and flushed the left fuel tank with the electric boost pump. The fuel line was reconnected then checked the fuel flow by measuring the fuel volume at each nozzle; about 3 ounces was recovered per nozzle. The nozzles were reinstalled and an engine ground run was completed with no anomalies noted. Next, they completed the same procedures to flush the fuel system and flow check the fuel nozzles for the right engine. The mechanic stated that the fuel nozzles were not removed on the right engine, but the fuel flow volume was the same as the left engine. No water or other contamination was found in the right engine or fuel lines. An engine ground run was completed with no anomalies noted. The mechanic reported that the pilot stated he was going to "take it around the patch." The pilot ordered fuel from the FBO and proceeded with his preflight.

The mechanic provided copies of the airplane's recent maintenance records. The most recent maintenance entry was completed by the mechanic on June 18, 2018, which involved reinstallation of an overhauled fuel injection servo and the fuel injector nozzles were cleaned; an engine ground run was completed with no discrepancies noted with the left engine. The records revealed that the airplane had accumulated 31.4 hours hours since July 2014, 3.6 hours since October 2017, and 10.8 hours since September 2016. During that time an annual inspection was completed each year by the same mechanic.

A postaccident examination of the engines and fuel system was completed by a third-party mechanic under the supervision of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector. The examination revealed no apparent external damage to either engine case or accessories. The fuel supply lines to the fuel servos on both engines appeared clean and exhibited a blue tint consistent with 100 low lead aviation fuel. The amount of fuel retrieved from the fuel supply line and fuel servo corresponding to each engine was not measured but was estimated that less than 5 milliliters of fuel was drained from each fuel servo supply line. The fuel sump drains in the left and right fuel tanks were corroded and unable to move. The cockpit engine controls were stiff but moved through their full range of travel when actuated by hand.

A borescope examination revealed that the left engine piston faces were generally clean and free from deposits, erosion or signs of fouling. The fuel flow divider cover was not safety wired. The No. 6 cylinder lower spark plug wire connector was only hand tight. The No. 1 cylinder top spark plug was over torqued and the electrode was fouled. The spark plugs corresponding to cylinder Nos. 2, 4, and 6 were under torqued. The No. 3 cylinder top spark plug was fouled and the bottom spark plug was both fouled and improperly gapped. The No. 5 cylinder bottom plug was improperly gapped. Improper hardware was used to secure the fuel injector lines between the flow divider and the cylinders. The exhaust gasket on cylinder No. 6 showed signs of failure and leakage. A borescope examination showed that the No. 3 exhaust valve would not seat properly. The fuel servo screen appeared new with a new gasket and no contamination noted. Fuel from the servo supply line was clean; however, fuel coming out of the servo was orange in color. A cold engine compression test was performed for each cylinder with a max pressure of 80 psi; the left engine compression values were 58/13/20/12/60/66 psi.

The right engine piston faces exhibited signs of fouling, carbon deposits, and erosion on the edges of the valve recesses. All spark plugs were improperly torqued. No. 6 cylinder exhaust gasket was blown. Cylinder Nos. 2 and 3 were lead fouled with large chunks of debris lodged between the case and insulator. The fuel servo screen contained contamination and was corroded. The fuel flow divider contained 2 pieces of corroded debris in the plunger orifice; the pieces of debris were almost the size of a BB. Corrosion debris was found in the 45-degree inlet fitting on the fuel flow divider. Standing oil was found in the No. 2 cylinder with the bottom spark plug oil soaked. The throttle cable was improperly installed, exhibited excessive bends, and the swaged end guide was found separated from the throttle body. A cold engine compression test was performed for each cylinder with a max pressure of 80 psi; the right engine compression values were 60/72/25/45/22/60 psi.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: 06/22/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/14/2017
Flight Time:  28829 hours (Total, all aircraft), 600 hours (Total, this make and model), 36 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SMITH
Registration: N327BK
Model/Series: AEROSTAR601
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 61-0145-076
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 5 Hours
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1912.2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-S1A5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 290
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBTR, 76 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 119°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1429 CDT
Type of Airspace: Air Traffic Control; Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Baton Rouge Metropolitan, Ryan (BTR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 69 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7005 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Latitude, Longitude: 30.545556, -91.164722 (est)
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA285
Date & Time: 07/20/2018, 1430 CDT
Registration: N327BK
Aircraft: Piper PA60
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

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

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

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


Figure 1 – Accident airplane 

The airplane has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N327BK
Model/Series: PA60 601
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBTR, 76 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:  Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Destination: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  30.545556, -91.164722 (est)
 





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

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

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

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

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

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










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

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

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

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

Fortunately, both the pilot and passenger were not injured.

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







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

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

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

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

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

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;Baton Rouge

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

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http://registry.faa.gov/N541JD

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