Friday, August 3, 2018

American Champion 7GCBC Citabria, N57477: Accident occurred August 01, 2018 at Big Creek Airport (U60), Shoshone County, Idaho

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N57477

Location: Big Creek, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA216
Date & Time: 08/01/2018, 1215 MDT
Registration: N57477
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7GCBC
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 1, 2018, about 1215 mountain daylight time, a Champion 7GCBC, N57477, veered off the runway and collided with a fence during the landing roll at the Big Creek Airport (U60), Big Creek, Idaho. The airline transport pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 91. The personal cross-country flight originated from Flying B Ranch, Salmon, Idaho at 1136 with a planned destination of Big Creek. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated that after making a normal landing on runway 19, he applied wheel brakes. The airplane immediately turned to the left, and despite application of brakes and right rudder, the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. The airplane continued over a water sprinkler system, through a wood fence and came to rest in a stand of pine trees. During the accident sequence, the airplane sustained damage to the right strut.

A witness stated that he observed the airplane make a normal landing remaining aligned with the runway centerline. He momentarily diverted his eyes and when he looked back, he noted the airplane was established in a gradual left turn, maneuvering at a slow speed in a 3-point attitude. The airplane then collided into an airport perimeter fence and came to rest about 600 feet past the touchdown point. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Registration: N57477
Model/Series: 7GCBC NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Hulla Richard W
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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
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Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N62085: Incident occurred August 02, 2018 at Purdue University Airport (KLAF), Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Crashed while landing and bounced off runway.

Purdue Aviation LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N62085

Date: 02-AUG-18
Time: 21:33:00Z
Regis#: N62085
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: INDIANA

Babe-E, N142NV: Incident occurred August 02, 2018 at Delta County Airport (KESC), Escanaba, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bounced on landing and ended up in the grass.

http://registry.faa.gov/N142NV

Date: 02-AUG-18
Time: 22:24:00Z
Regis#: N142NV
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: BABE E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ESCANABA
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 188 AgWagon, registered to a private individual and operated by Classic Arrow Inc, N5523S: Accident occurred August 02, 2018 in Watkins, Minnesota

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel 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/N5523S

Location: Watkins, MN
Accident Number: CEN18LA311
Date & Time: 08/02/2018, 1035 CDT
Registration: N5523S
Aircraft: Cessna 188
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On August 2, 2018, about 1035 central daylight time, a Cessna 188 airplane, N5523S, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power near Watkins, Minnesota. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by Classic Arrow Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 agricultural application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Litchfield Municipal Airport (LJF), Litchfield, Minnesota, about 1015.

The pilot reported that the accident occurred during the third flight of the day, and that the airplane was fully fueled before the flight. After takeoff, he flew to the field to be sprayed and proceeded to apply a fungicide. Upon pulling up after completing an application pass, he noted a loss of engine speed (rpm) and oil pressure, combined with an increase in the oil temperature. He subsequently executed a forced landing to the corn field being sprayed. The right wing was substantially damaged during the landing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5523S
Model/Series: 188 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Classic Arrow Inc.
Operator Designator Code:  6MTG

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LJF, 1140 ft msl
Observation Time: 1035 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3300 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:  Litchfield, MN (LJF)
Destination: Litchfield, MN (LJF)

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:  46.814167, -94.408611 (est)




LUXEMBURG TOWNSHIP, Minn. (KMSP) - A crop dusting plane crashed Thursday morning just north of Watkins, Minnesota after the plane’s engine stalled while preparing to make a pass on a field.

The incident occurred at 10:40 a.m. after a reporting party indicated they could see the tail of the aircraft sticking out of the standing corn. The plane was found near County Road 2 in Luxemburg Township.

Responders discovered the pilot, Jonathan Aslesen, 21, of Buffalo on the scene. He was uninjured and denied medical treatment.

Aslesen said he experienced a mechanical problem with the engine, which stalled while he was preparing to crop dust the field.

He was forced to do an emergency landing in the cornfield.

The aircraft sustained “light damage” according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The plane came to rest on the nose of the aircraft.

The standing corn in the field, owned by Westlund Dairy, sustained some damage, too. The aircraft was owned by Classic Arrow, Inc., a Buffalo company that does crop dusting in central Minnesota.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.fox9.com

Bell 47G-3B, N347BH: Accident occurred August 02, 2018 in Custer County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Lost rotor power and lift and crashed on approach.


Dakota Rotors LLC


http://registry.faa.gov/N347BH


Date: 02-AUG-18

Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N347BH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 47G 3B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: CUSTER
State: SOUTH DAKOTA




Custer County Sheriff's Office

Two pilots escaped injury while a third was transported to Custer Regional Hospital with unknown injuries after a training flight being conducted by the three pilots—all employees of Black Hills Aerial Adventures—went awry this morning around 9:20 a.m.

Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley said at around that time the three pilots, aboard a 1962 Bell 47 helicopter, were attempting to land at Black Hills Aerial Adventures’ Custer location just east off Hwy. 16/385 seven miles north of Custer.

The helicopter, being piloted by 32-year-old Chelsea Atwater of Arizona, reportedly began to lose engine RPMs, which the crew was unable to regain, causing the helicopter to subsequently lose power, Mechaley said.

The helicopter came up short of Black Hills Aerial Adventures’ helicopter pad and came down on the southbound lane of the highway, at which time the tail of the helicopter struck a van driving down the highway and broke off. The helicopter then turned over into the ditch on the west side of the highway.

One of the men aboard the helicopter, Eric Bell, 30, of Utah, was uninjured in the accident, as was Atwater. Another 30-year-old crew member from Florida was transported to the hospital. The occupants of the van, who were from Illinois, were uninjured in the accident although their van did sustain damage.

Custer County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the Custer Volunteer Fire Department, Custer Ambulance Service and Custer County Search and Rescue and Custer County Emergency Management all responded to the accident.


The incident is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the The National Transportation Safety Board.





CUSTER COUNTY, S.D. - The latest on a helicopter crash near Black Hills Aerial Adventures.

1:45 p.m.

One pilot is injured and two escaped safely after a training flight ended in a crash involving a van Thursday morning. 

Three employees of Black Hills Aerial Adventures were aboard a 1962 Bell 47 helicopter. In an attempt to land the aircraft, the pilot, Chelsea Atwater, 32, of Arizona, told the Custer County Sheriff's Office the aircraft began to lose engine RPMs "causing the helicopter to subsequently lose power." 

Atwater tried to land on the southbound side of Highway 16/385, just across from the Black Hills Aerial Adventure's location, and struck a van.

Upon striking the van, the tail of the helicopter broke off, and the aircraft fell into the ditch on the west side of the highway. The occupants in the van were uninjured. 

One of the uninjured crew members, Eric Bell, 30, was uninjured. The third crew member was a 30-year-old who was transported to Regional Health Custer Hospital. 

The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and The National Transportation Safety Board.
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11:45 a.m.

The Custer County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that three people were on board the helicopter. One person was transported to a hospital.
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11:30 a.m.

A Black Hills Aerial Adventures helicopter was involved in a crash during an emergency landing Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 9:20 a.m., very close to their business. Black Hills Aerial Adventures is located along Highway 385, near Crazy Horse Memorial.

The helicopter is a Bell 47, which holds a maximum of three people. There has not been confirmation on the number of people involved.

The Custer County Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and will release more information shortly. 

Story and video ➤ http://www.newscenter1.tv





CUSTER, S.D. (KEVN) - Update: Black Hills Aerial Adventure’s owner Mike Jacobs says there were three company crewmembers on the helicopter which was on a flight to train a new pilot. There were only minor injuries reported.

Jacobs says the Bell 47 helicopter lost power and the pilot made an emergency landing on the road near the company’s helipad on Highway 16/385. He wasn’t sure why the helicopter tipped onto its side.

Usually, a crash scene is not cleared until the Federal Aviation Administration investigation. However, the FAA authorized the company to remove the helicopter from the side of the road.

Original story

An aerial tour company helicopter has reportedly crashed Thursday morning in the Black Hills, near Highway 385 and Crazy Horse Memorial.

The crash happened sometime before 9:45 a.m., between Black Hills Aerial Adventures’ helipad and Crazy Horse.

The company has been contacted and we are waiting for them to release information on the crash.

We do not know the type of helicopter that crashed, the number of people on board or their conditions. Black Hills Aerial Adventures flies four types of helicopters, Bell’s 47 (pilot and passenger) and 206 (carries five people); and Robinson’s R44 Raven (seats three, plus pilot) and R-66 (seats five).

This isn’t the first time a tour helicopter has crashed in the Black Hills.

In Aug. 10, 1999, a Rapid Helicopters Bell 206B JetRanger crashed in Custer State Park, killing the pilot and a New Jersey man. Three other men from New Jersey were injured. The pilot was Darren Mallow of Black Hawk. The men were in South Dakota for that year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Story and video ➤ http://www.blackhillsfox.com

Cessna A185F, N185KB: Accident occurred August 01, 2018 at Council Airport (K29), Alaska

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

Aircraft flipped over on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N185KB

Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 07:00:00Z
Regis#: N185KB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COUNCIL
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-28-161, N8234A: Incident occurred August 01, 2018 at Hanford Municipal Airport (KHJO), Kings County, California

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

Engine caught fire during engine restart after taxiing.

Registered to United States Navy

Operated by Lemoore Navy Flying Club

http://registry.faa.gov/N8234A

Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N8234A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HANFORD
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna R182 Skylane, N5269S: Incidents occurred August 01, 2018 and August 25, 2017 at Fort Collins–Loveland Municipal Airport (KFNL), Larimer County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

August 01, 2018: Gear up landing.

CZJ Flying Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N5269S

Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 22:16:00Z
Regis#: N5269S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT COLLINS
State: COLORADO

August 25, 2017: Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed.


FAA FSDO: ANM

Date: 25-AUG-17
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N5269S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT COLLINS
State: COLORADO

Piper PA28-151, N702RA: Incident occurred August 01, 2018 at Okeechobee County Airport (KOBE), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

While taxiing for departure clipped prop of parked aircraft.


Smith Holdings Inc


http://registry.faa.gov/N702RA


Date: 01-AUG-18

Time: 13:33:00Z
Regis#: N702RA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 151
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: OKEECHOBEE
State: FLORIDA

Beechcraft B300 King Air 350, N557AP: Accident occurred August 01, 2018 near Wilmington International Airport (KILM), New Hanover County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Atlantic Transportation of Wilmington LLC


http://registry.faa.gov/N557AP


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA475

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 01, 2018 in Wilmington, NC
Aircraft: Beech B300, registration: N557AP


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.

Reported a bird strike. 


Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 22:05:00Z
Regis#: N557AP
Aircraft Make: BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: B300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: WILMINGTON
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N541BS: Incident occurred August 01, 2018 at McNary Field Airport (KSLE), Salem, Marion County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Nose gear not locked.

http://registry.faa.gov/N541BS

Date: 02-AUG-18
Time: 04:15:00Z
Regis#: N541BS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TR182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALEM
State: OREGON

Skymaster Excel, N2630F: Incident occurred August 01, 2018 at Humboldt Municipal Airport (M53), Gibson County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Lost control while taxiing and went across the road.

http://registry.faa.gov/N2630F

Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 22:12:00Z
Regis#: N2630F
Aircraft Make: SKYMASTER
Aircraft Model: EXCEL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HUMBOLDT
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, C-GRFF: Incident occurred August 01, 2018 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE), West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Left wing struck a stop sign.

https://www.regosearch.com/GRFF

Date: 01-AUG-18
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: CGRFF
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WEST COLUMBIA
State: SOUTH CAROLINA