Friday, July 27, 2018

Cessna 172 Skyhawk, N171Q: Accident occurred in Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

Aircraft departed and crashed into river.

http://registry.faa.gov/N171Q

Date: 25-JUL-18
Time: 01:30:00Z
Regis#: N171Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 140, N1902V: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Healdsburg Municipal Airport (KHES), Sonoma County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N1902V

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA455
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Healdsburg, CA
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N1902V

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Lost control on landing, aircraft flipped over onto runway.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N1902V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HEALDSBURG
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6427P: Fatal accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Palatka Municipal Airport (28J), Putnam County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 
Lycoming Engines; Dallas, Texas

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

Location: Palatka, FL
Accident Number: ERA18FA200
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 2007 EDT
Registration: N6427P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 26, 2018, about 2007 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-24-250, N6427P, was destroyed when it impacted the ground during the initial climb after takeoff from Palatka Municipal Airport (28J), Palatka, Florida. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

A witness was standing in his hangar about 200 yards from the end of runway 17, when he heard an airplane's engine rev-up. He then noticed that the airplane's brakes were engaged while the engine was at full throttle. He believed the pilot was going to perform a soft field or short field takeoff. As the airplane rolled down the runway, the front wheel lifted off the ground then went back down for a few seconds, then the pilot rotated the airplane and it lifted off the ground. He further stated the pilot rotated early as the airplane was slow at that point. He added that the airplane kept climbing "steeper and steeper" and the pilot did not lower the nose to gain airspeed. When the airplane was about 150 ft above ground level, it "stalled, and the left wing drop down and spiraled to the ground." The witness further stated that the engine was running at full power during the entire flight.

An airport security video at 28J showed the airplane immediately after takeoff as it climbed to about 150 ft. The video then showed the airplane's left-wing drop and the airplane spiral to the ground.

The wreckage was located about 60 ft to the left side of midfield runway 17, which was a 3,510-ft-long runway. The wreckage came to rest on a heading of 270°. The propeller was fractured from the engine and located 2 ft into the ground. The engine was displaced into the instrument panel and cockpit. The landing gear was extended, and the flaps were retracted. Both wings exhibited accordion crushing on the leading edges. Flight control cable continuity was established to all flight controls. The stabilator trim control was fragmented and the trim position could not be verified. Both pitch and trim servos rotated freely, and the clutch was not engaged. The fuselage was crushed, and the tail was bent over top of the cabin. The vertical stabilizer, rudder and elevator were not damaged.

The engine was removed from the airframe for further examination. The top spark plugs were removed and a lighted borescope was used to look inside the cylinders. All valves and pistons showed normal wear. Thumb compression was confirmed on all cylinders. Drive train continuity was established through the engine and accessory case by rotating the propeller flange and observing the movement of the gears. Both magnetos were removed and turned by hand. All leads sparked to ground.

The four seat, low-wing, tricycle gear airplane, was manufactured in 1959. It was powered by a Lycoming O-540-A1C5, 250-horsepower engine, equipped with a three-bladed McCauley propeller. The last annual inspection was completed on July 12, 2018. At the time of the accident, the airframe total time was 3,435.73 hours which was 13.73 hours since the annual inspection, and the engine had accrued 1,268 hours since major overhaul.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land and instrument airplane. He held a basic medical certificate, issued July 14, 2018. According to the pilot's logbook, he had a total of 704.4 hours of flight experience. He had a total of 15.1 hours in the same make and model as the accident airplane; of which, 12.6 was logged as dual instruction. The accident flight was the pilot's second flight in the airplane without a flight instructor.

At 2015, the recorded weather at 28J, was: wind from 180° at 5 knots; visibility 10 statute miles; temperature 27° C; dew point 26° C; altimeter 29.98 inches mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6427P
Model/Series: PA24 250
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation:  28J, 47 ft msl
Observation Time: 2015 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Palatka, FL (28J)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  29.656389, -81.688611 (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.


Kimberly and David Niblett


Dan Boggs
Air Safety Investigator, National Transportation Safety Board



PALATKA, Fla. - A married couple from Alachua County died Thursday night when their small plane crashed in Palatka, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The Piper PA-24 aircraft crashed upon takeoff just before 8:30 p.m. at Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport on Reid Street, near County Road 216.

On Friday morning, the FHP identified the victims as David Niblett and Kimberly Niblett, both 44, of Archer.

Warren Cilliers, of Cilliers Aviation, witnessed the crash and described the terrifying scene, saying the aircraft tried to do a short takeoff.

"The nose came up, but the aircraft did not lift off the ground until a few seconds later," Cilliers said. "It was going super slow, and it was really close to a stall, and I was expecting the nose to come down for them to pick up speed, but it never did as it was climbing up."

Cilliers said the angle of the plane's ascent kept getting steeper until the left wing stalled about 100 or 150 feet in the air.

"He went into a spiral and crashing to the ground," Cilliers said. "It is something that you never want to see."

He said it was very loud as the plane came down but after the impact, "it got very quiet."

He said it was immediately clear that no one could have survived the crash, but he called 911 and ran over to the crash to see if "by some miracle somebody survived."

But, Cilliers said, no one responded to his calls.

"It was very silent," he said. "There was no movement at all."

Airport manager John Youell said Palatka emergency responders were on scene immediately, but the couple coudn't be saved.

"I’m very proud of the first responders," Youell said. "If there’s a better emergency response team, I’d be amazed."



NTSB investigates

The National Transportation Safety Board arrived Friday to take over the investigation. NTSB spokesman Dan Boggs said weather was not a factor and David Niblett's family said he was an experienced pilot. 

The airport manager said the couple flew in from Gainesville and were stopping for fuel. Authorities said as part of the investigation, the airport has a hold on the fuel so it can be inspected, which is protocol.

Over the next two days, federal investigators will remove the wreckage, then examine all systems: fuel, mechanical, electrical and the wing flaps.

Until the wreckage is cleared, one runway will remain closed.

The plane was manufactured in 1959 and the NTSB said it was well-maintained. No flight plan was filed.

The preliminary crash report is expected to be posted in two weeks. But aviation expert Ed Booth said it could take a year and half to two years before there are definitive answers.

"Palatka is a very busy airport with a lot of recreational flying. Recreational flying, of course, isn't as safe as airline travel," Booth said.

Booth said the investigators will be busy from the start as they look at many possibilities.

"They will look into the pilot's background, how the aircraft was loaded, whether the pilot had any sort of substances in his system," Booth said. "It's standard protocol that the NTSB goes through in every airplane crash like this."

3rd crash at airport this year

The NTSB said investigators were aware of two other crashes at Kay Larkin Airport.

News4Jax covered a March 6 crash when two people were hurt when their seaplane struck a tree, power line and home on Reid Street on approach to the airport. Ten days later, two planes crashed attempting to land at the same time. No one was injured in that incident. 

"There’s no common thread among the accident," Youell said. "One ran out of gas, two, another plane landed on top of another.  And now this one. There’s just no common thread."

Kay Larkin is what is known as an uncontrolled airport, meaning there's no control tower. Pilots can land, day or night, without coordinating with anyone on the ground.

Yet people who use the airport regularly feel it's safe.

"I come here pretty much every weekend," Cindy Gicala said. "I’m one of the skydive instructors at Skydive Palatka. I’m pretty much here all the time."

Gicala said that while she’s aware of the other crashes over the last five years, she’s never seen a safety issue at the airport.

Federal aviation authorities said they review safety trends at airports regularly, and the history of Palatka's airport would be part of this investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.news4jax.com


Married couple David and Kimberly Niblett from Alachua County died in a plane crash at a Palatka airport Thursday night.


The crash happened at Palatka-Kay Larkin Airport located at 4015 Reid Street.


The Florida Highway Patrol said the plane was a single-engine aircraft.


The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was attempting to take off when it crashed in the grass on the left side of Runway 17.


According to a FHP report, a man and woman died on scene.


Airport authorities told Action News Jax the victims were a married couple in their mid-40s and who flew in from Gainesville. They said the couple stopped for fuel and took off immediately before crashing upon takeoff.


There have been four other plane incidents near this airport already this year.


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





A married couple died after a small airplane crashed on the runway at the Palatka Municipal Airport Airport Thursday evening, the Palatka Airport manager confirmed to First Coast News.


The couple has been identified as David and Kimberly Niblett, both 44.


The manager said they stopped briefly at the airport to get fuel for their plane, then departed after.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a single-engine aircraft crashed during takeoff and the two were pronounced dead on the scene by Putnam Co. Fire Rescue.


On Friday, the NTSB arrived to investigate. The woman's father also arrived at the airport to get more information from investigators, First Coast News was told.


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

Aero Commander 560, N2705B: Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Bob Sikes Airport (KCEW), Crestview, Okaloosa County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham

Gear did not extend.

Wilcorp Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N2705B

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 14:52:00Z
Regis#: N2705B
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CRESTVIEW
State: FLORIDA

Mooney M20J 201, N681DB: Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (KBRL), Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Went off the runway into the grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N681DB

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N681DB
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: IOWA

Air Tractor AT-502A, N254LA: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 at O'Brien Flying Service Airport (LA71), Iowa, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

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

O'Briens Flying Service Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N254LA

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA447
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Iowa, LA
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502, registration: N254LA

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Lost control on landing and crashed on runway.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 17:17:00Z
Regis#: N254LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 502A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: IOWA
State: LOUISIANA

Cessna 150B, N1193Y: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 in Matthews, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N1193Y

Location: Matthews, NC
Accident Number: ERA18LA202
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1900 EDT
Registration: N1193Y
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On July 26, 2018, about 1900 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150B, N1193Y, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Matthews, North Carolina. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a solo-instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated at Wilgrove Air Park (8A6), Charlotte, North Carolina at 1810.

The pilot reported that the preflight procedures, taxi, takeoff, and departure were uneventful. About 40 minutes into the flight, about 1,800 feet above mean sea level, he noticed that the airplane was "sluggish" and would not "maintain lift." The engine indications were normal with no sputtering or hesitation noted. He applied carburetor heat and the engine speed dropped about 300 rpm. The airplane was still sluggish, so he turned off the carburetor heat. Unable to maintain altitude long enough to reach the airport, he landed the airplane in a grass field adjacent to a church. During the landing rollout, the airplane nosed over and came to rest, inverted.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. He reported that the wings and fuselage sustained structural damage.

The pilot held a student pilot certificate and reported 3.1 hours of dual instruction and 15 hours of solo flight time.

The wreckage was retained by the pilot for further examination by the FAA. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1193Y
Model/Series: 150 B
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: JQF, 704 ft msl
Observation Time: 1850 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Charlotte, NC (8A6)
Destination: Charlotte, NC (8A6) 

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:  35.160278, -80.720556 (est)







MATTHEWS, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Emergency crews were on scene of after a small plane crashed in front of a church near the Charlotte-Matthews line.

According to Matthews police, the small plane crashed down just before 7 p.m. at 33001 Margaret Wallace Road, just over the Matthews line. Crews from Charlotte were also on scene.

Only the pilot was on board at the time of the crash and refused treatment by Medic, officials said.

It's unclear at this time what caused the plane to crash down.

National Transportation Safety Board has been called to investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.fox46charlotte.com





MATTHEWS, N.C. - A pilot walked away uninjured after his small single-engine plane crashed Thursday evening in Matthews, according to officials.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna 150 flipped after landing in a field on Margaret Wallace Road near Wilgrove Air Park.

Officials said the pilot was the only person on board.

“I don’t understand what happened. You just see a plane upside down,” said Ian McCluskey. “It's a little confusing, in front of a church."

Investigators will return to the scene Friday to determine why the plane went down.

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

Cessna 182P Skylane, owned by NCFL Ltd and privately operated, N1311S: Fatal accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Cleveland Regional Jetport (KRZR), Bradley County, Tennessee

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N1311S


Location: Cleveland, TN
Accident Number: ERA18LA199
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1650 EDT
Registration: N1311S
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 26, 2018, about 1650 eastern daylight time, the private pilot of a Cessna 182P, N1311S, was fatally injured when he was struck by the propeller during a preflight inspection of the airplane at the Cleveland Regional Jetport (RZR), Cleveland, Tennessee. The airplane, which was not damaged was owned by NCFL Ltd., and privately operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the intended personal flight to Blairsville Airport (DZJ), Blairsville, Georgia.

The pilot's wife reported to Federal Aviation Administration personnel that they had flown to RZR earlier that day, and her husband performed a normal shutdown of the engine utilizing the mixture control. They performed errands then returned to the airport. She reported to law enforcement that she was outside the airplane behind the passenger door facing her seat, and her husband was performing a preflight inspection of the airplane. She heard the "propeller move" which she described as unusual and heard the engine like it was starting or trying to start. She looked up and noticed her husband fall to the ground. She thought the propeller stopped at that time, and went inside the fixed-base-operator to summon help. She also indicated that the ignition key was in her husband's pocket at the time of the accident.

The airplane's ignition switch and key were retained for operational testing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1311S
Model/Series: 182 P
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: KRZR, 860 ft msl
Observation Time: 1655 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Cleveland, TN (RZR)
Destination:  Blairsville, GA (DZJ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  35.211944, -84.798056 (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.



BRADLEY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - UPDATE: Cleveland police say a Florida man who was struck by an airplane propeller at the Cleveland airport Thursday evening has passed away.

Authorities say 69-year-old Lenny Kramer was flown to Erlanger where he died from his injuries.

A Florida couple was using a Cessna 182 aircraft at the Cleveland Regional Jetport. The plane was grounded and running when Kramer was hit in the head by the plane's spinning propeller.

“His wife was with him at the airport,” Cleveland Police spokeswoman Evie West said. “He was flown out and his wife was taken by ground transport.”

Kramer's wife is okay.

“It was a private plane. I'm not sure if this was the victims’ plane or if it was rented,” said West.“We have to work with the FAA.

The response was fast because the Life Force helicopter is based at the airport.

Sergeant Evie West says everyone is working together to figure out how the propeller hit the man.

"We have to be very careful. Since this is an open investigation, we can't give details,” said West.

The airport is not closed, and the plane involved is secure.

“The ramp is open. I think they will be conducting normal operating procedures,” said West.

The plane will be examined during an investigation. The FAA and NTSB were notified by the Cleveland Police Department.

The FAA will be on the scene Friday morning to determine if it will take over the investigation.

PREVIOUS STORY: Cleveland police say a Florida man who was hit by plane propeller at the Cleveland airport Thursday evening has passed away.

It happened around 4:50 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Jetport on Dry Valley Road NE.

Police tell Channel 3, 69-year-old Lenny Kramer's head was hit by a propeller. He was found near his private plane with a severe head injury.

Kramer was flown from the scene to Erlanger.

Cleveland Police spokeswoman Evie West says Kramer passed away from his injuries.

Police say they are trying to figure out how this happened.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are expected to begin an investigation on Friday morning.

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




CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) – A Florida man dies after getting hit by a propeller at the Cleveland Regional Jetport.

According to Cleveland Police, the man and his wife were at the airport, when somehow, the man was hit by the propeller.

69-year old Lenny Kramer suffered severe head injuries.

LifeForce took him to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, where he died from his injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the accident on Friday.

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




On Thursday, July 26, 2017, at 4:50 p.m. Cleveland Police Department Officers responded to the Cleveland Regional Jetport, 251 Dry Valley Road NE, on an incident involving an individual injured by an airplane propeller. Lenny Kramer, DOB 07/28/48, age 69, from Florida, was found near his private plane with a severe head injury. Kramer was transported by Life Force to Erlanger Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Cleveland investigators notified the FAA and NTSB as part of the ongoing investigation.

Sgt. Evie West
Cleveland Police Department

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N865CP: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Harris County, Texas

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

Applicant: D & S Aviation LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N865CP


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA464
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Houston, TX
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N865CP


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.

Made a hard landing and veered off the runway.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 22:51:00Z
Regis#: N865CP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Luscombe 8F Silvaire, N1489B: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Lawrenceville/Brunswick Municipal Airport (KLVL), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

http://registry.faa.gov/N1489B

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA448
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2018 in LAWRENCEVILLE, VA
Aircraft: Luscombe 8, registration: N1489B

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.

Landed hard and went into the grass.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N1489B
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAWRENCEVILLE
State: VIRGINIA

Fisher Dakota Hawk, N677TS: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N677TS

Location: Oshkosh, WI
Accident Number: CEN18TA296
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1855 CDT
Registration: N677TS
Aircraft: Fisher DAKOTA HAWK
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 26, 2018, about 1855 central daylight time, an amateur-built Fisher Dakota Hawk airplane, N677TS, was substantially damaged while landing at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight originated about 1845

According to the pilot, he was landing on runway 33, at the ultralight airfield. After the airplane touched down the left main landing gear collapsed at the strut/wheel attach point. The airplane ground looped and the right wingtip struck the ground resulting in substantial damage to the wing rib.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Fisher
Registration: N677TS
Model/Series: DAKOTA HAWK
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: KOSH, 808 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)

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:  43.969722, -88.567778 (est)

Cessna 421B, N581CJ: Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Grand Geneva Resort Airport (C02), Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

While positioning to park right engine caught fire.

http://registry.faa.gov/N581CJ

Date: 27-JUL-18
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N581CJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE GENEVA
State: WISCONSIN

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N26572: Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Birmingham, Alabama

Landing gear collapsed while landing runway 27.

http://registry.faa.gov/N26572

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 00:55:00Z
Regis#: N26572
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GULF SHORES
State: ALABAMA

Eurocopter AS-350B-3 Ecureuil, N354LA: Accident occurred July 25, 2018 in Kobuk, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska


Roberts Aircraft Company: http://registry.faa.gov/N354LA

NTSB Identification: ANC18CA056
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Kobuk, AK
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3, registration: N354LA

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.

Helicopter rolled over during external load operations at a remote camp. 

Date: 25-JUL-18
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N354LA
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: 350
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 135
City: KOBUK
State: ALASKA