Saturday, August 4, 2018

Airline pilots protest a study on allowing cargo planes to be operated by only one pilot with remote help

Unions representing nearly 50 commercial airlines have launched a protest against federal legislation to study the idea of putting cargo planes in the hands of only one pilot with the help of remote-control pilots on the ground.

But this dispute includes a big mystery: Officials of pilots unions don’t know who put the language in the Federal Aviation Administration funding bill to study the idea of one pilot per cargo plane or for what reason. The FAA bill sets aside $128.5 million to research the concept, along with other topics of research.

The pilots unions, representing more than 100,000 pilots, say they are opposed to the idea of eliminating a co-pilot from a commercial cargo plane because the task of flying a jet, communicating with air traffic controllers and monitoring weather changes requires two trained pilots.

The unions also say remote-control flying is vulnerable to glitches and computer hackers.

“Anything less than two pilots physically in the cockpit will significantly increase risk, especially during emergency operations, when timely actions are coordinated and implemented by each crewmember based on real-time information,” said Robert Travis, president of the Independent Pilots Assn., the collective bargaining unit for UPS.

The FAA funding package for 2017-2018, adopted by Congress in April, includes a line that says, “The FAA, in consultation with NASA and other relevant agencies, shall establish a research and development program in support of single-piloted cargo aircraft assisted with remote piloting and computer piloting.”

The legislation does not explain the motivation for the study.

Kara Deniz, a spokeswoman for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents pilots that fly for Aloha Air Cargo and Southern Air Cargo, among other carriers, said the union doesn’t know who put the language in the FAA bill but suspects that the study is the first step in a move to propose requiring only one pilot on commercial passenger airlines.

“It’s possible that this is the way to get the camel’s nose under the tent,” she said.

Representatives for FedEx Corp. and Atlas Air, two of the nation’s biggest cargo airlines, declined to comment on the matter.

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

Van's RV-6A: Accident occurred August 04, 2018 at Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

A pilot and a passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after what authorities described as a hard landing at Greeley-Weld County Airport.

Greeley police responded about 11:30 a.m. to a report of a plane crash at the airport. Upon arrival, Greeley police learned a Van's Aircraft RV-6A had landed nose first and overturned on one of the runways, said Lt. Rafael Gutierrez, spokesman for Greeley police. 

The pilot and passenger were taken to North Colorado Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

A Van's Aircraft RV-6A is a two-seat, single-single engine aircraft with a top speed in excess of 200 mph. It is classified as an "experimental" airplane and can be homebuilt as part of a kit. The plane costs about $50,000, but the extent of the damage to this aircraft is unknown.

The airport manager alerted the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board about the crash, Gutierrez said. 

There was no information as of 6 p.m. Saturday if a formal investigation was underway.

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

Cessna 140A, N1160D: Accident occurred August 04, 2018 at South Jersey Regional Airport (KVAY), Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saratoga N41847 LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N1160D

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA472
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 04, 2018 in Mount Holly, NJ
Aircraft: Cessna 140, registration: N1160D

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.

Veered off the runway and inverted.

Date: 04-AUG-18
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N1160D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT HOLLY
State: NEW JERSEY

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna C140 veered off of Runway 8 while landing.

Dave Kinney, supervisor of Burlington County's 911 communications center, said the call came in as a small plane that had rolled while trying to land on the runway.

Kinney said the pilot suffered head injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening and was transported to Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. 

Kinney said he did not have the man's name and no update was available on his condition. Kinney said the pilot was the only one onboard the craft.

The Lumberton Fire Department responded and was still on scene at 5:15 p.m., he said, securing the fuel in the plane. He said the Federal Aviation Administration was notified but he did not know if they would respond to lead the investigation.

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

Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria, N87000: Incident occurred August 04, 2018 at Lakewood Airport (N12), Ocean County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Landed short of runway.

United Aerial Advertising of Delaware Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N87000

Date: 04-AUG-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N87000
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7GCAA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKEWOOD
State: NEW JERSEY




LAKEWOOD - A banner towing aircraft crashed on a runway at Lakewood Township Airport on Saturday afternoon, according to police Lt. William Butterworth. 

The pilot, who was the only person aboard the aircraft, was injured in the crash, which was reported to police at 12:48 p.m., according to Butterworth. The airport is at 1900 Cedar Bridge Ave.

Township police requested a response to the scene from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Airport officials on the scene said they were unaware of what happened but that authorities were not allowing anyone but emergency personnel and investigators access to the airport tarmac and runway on Saturday. 

The airport is located off Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood's industrial park near the Garden State Parkway, and offers services for general aviation, flying lessons, sightseeing, banner towing, flying clubs and the civil air patrol.

Story and video ➤ https://www.app.com




A small plane crashed into the trees short of the runway Sunday at a New Jersey airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. 

The Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria was trying to land at Lakewood Township Airport at 1 p.m. when it crashed into the trees, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

There was only one occupant inside the plane, the Lakewood Police Department said. 

The occupant's injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, according to police.

Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. 

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

Cessna 525C Citation CJ4, EC-MOQ: Accident occurred April 05, 2018 at Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ), Spain

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA184
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Thursday, April 05, 2018 in SANTIAGO, Spain
Aircraft: CESSNA 525, registration:
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 5, 2018, about 1810 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Cessna 525C, Spanish registration EC-MOQ, was involved in an accident at the Santiago Airport (A Coruha, Spain). The left main landing gear collapsed while exiting the runway after landing. Two flight crew and 4 passengers were on board. There were no reported injuries.

Under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13, the US NTSB has assigned an accredited representative to assist the CIAIAC and Cessna Aircraft Company will participate as a technical advisor.

The The Commision de Investigation de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil (CIAIAC) is investigating this accident and all inquiries should be directed to:

Comision de Investigation de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviacion Civil (CIAIAC) C/Fruela, 628011 Madrid, Spain Telephone: 91 5978960 Fax: 91 4835535 Web: ciaiac@formento.es

This report is for informational purposes only. All investigative information will be released by the CIAIAC.




La avería en mitad de la pista de Lavacolla del jet privado propiedad del Grupo Cortizo durante la tarde del viernes modificó por completo el programa de llegadas y partidas del aeropuerto de Santiago. Además de la suspensión del tráfico aéreo durante más de dos horas, provocando el desvío de varios vuelos a Vigo y A Coruña, una vez se reanudó la actividad, pasadas las diez y media de la noche, varios vuelos acumularon largas demoras. Es el caso, por ejemplo, del enlace Santiago-Madrid de Ryanair, cuya partida estaba prevista para las 22.25 horas, y que finalmente despegó a las 00.25 del sábado. Además, otro vuelo de la aerolínea irlandesa que tenía que salir desde el aeropuerto de Lavacolla a las 22.30 horas con destino a Barcelona-El Prat acumuló un retraso de hasta tres horas, y no salió hasta las 01.30 de la madrugada del sábado. Además, también se cancelaron un vuelo a Madrid y otro a Alicante.

Aunque el bloqueo de la pista, tras la avería del jet privado de Aluminios Cortizo durante la maniobra de aterrizaje en la terminal de Lavacolla, se produjo sobre las 20.10 horas, fue necesario que se desplazase hasta el aeropuerto de la capital gallega una grúa de alto tonelaje, que llegó sobre las 21.30 horas, y procedió a retirar el avión de la pista. Durante este tiempo, seis vuelos que ya habían partido de sus orígenes con destino a Lavacolla tuvieron que ser desviados a los aeropuertos de Alvedro, en A Coruña, y Peinador, en Vigo. En concreto, un avión procedente de Bilbao fue desviado a la terminal de A Coruña, mientras que otros vuelos que salieron de Madrid, Barcelona, Milán-Bérgamo, Alicante y Málaga, se derivaron a Vigo. 

Además, los que no habían salido de su punto de partida tuvieron que retrasar la salida a la espera de que la aeronave fuese retirada y se reanudase la actividad aérea. Finalmente, la pista volvió a estar operativa sobre las 22.25 horas, una vez que se concluyó la retirada del avión. No obstante, el cierre del tráfico aéreo durante más de dos horas alteró el resto del programa de vuelos.

https://www.elcorreogallego.es

American Champion 8GCBC Scout, owned and operated by GCAA LLC, N424A: Fatal accident occurred August 04, 2018 in Foley, Baldwin County, Alabama

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N424A

Location: Foley, AL
Accident Number: ERA18FA208
Date & Time: 08/04/2018, 1000 CDT
Registration: N424A
Aircraft: Champion 8GCBC
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Banner Tow 

On August 4, 2018, about 1000 central daylight time, an American Champion 8GCBC, N424A, owned and operated by GCAA, LLC, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Foley, Alabama. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured. The local banner tow flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed about 0950.

A ground crewmember witnessed the accident flight and reported that the pilot fueled up the airplane with 30 gallons of (aviation) fuel and performed his walk around, control check, and fuel sample; everything was normal. The private pilot-rated passenger was flying in the aft seat to become familiar with the operation. After they boarded the airplane, the pilot performed a runup and radioed in that everything was "green and perfect" with the airplane. After takeoff on runway 18, the hook was dropped from the airplane and the witness radioed the pilot and stated "good hook," which indicated the line with the hook was in a normal condition to grab the banner during pickup. The approach to the banner looked completely normal. The airplane engine sounded "strong" during the pick up and climb out. After capturing the banner during initial climb, the ground crewmember noticed the banner rope was becoming slack; he looked up and saw the airplane about 300 feet above ground level (agl) as the right wing dropped suddenly. The banner was released, and the rudder deflected to the left as the airplane entered a right spin. As the airplane entered the spin, it went completely flat and rotated clockwise several times before it impacted the adjacent field.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the pilot, age 44, held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued on May 15, 2018 and at the time of the exam, he weighed 178 pounds. He reported 2,557 hours of flight experience as of his last logbook entry on June 8, 2018 and his last flight review was conducted on April 6, 2017.

The private pilot-rated passenger, age 34, held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued on October 23, 2014 and at the time of the exam, he weighed 230 pounds and he reported 240 hours total flight time.

According to FAA records, the airplane was issued a standard airworthiness certificate in the normal category on August 27, 2012. It was a tandem two-place, externally braced high-wing airplane, that was equipped with fixed tricycle landing gear, and a Lycoming O-360, 180-horsepower engine with a two-blade wood constant-speed propeller manufactured by M&T. The airframe had accumulated 3,785 hours of operation and the engine had 1,788.35 hours total time as of the last 100-hour inspection on July 27, 2018.

A surface observation weather report taken at Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA) Gulf Shores, Alabama at 0955, located about 6 nautical miles south of the accident site, indicated the wind was calm, the visibility was 10 statute miles, and scattered clouds at 2,400 ft. The temperature and dew point were 29°C and 24°C, respectively, and the altimeter setting was 30.15 inches of mercury.

The airplane impacted a field about 200 ft west of runway 18, and the wreckage was oriented on a magnetic heading of 243°. The airplane struck the ground in a flat, upright attitude and was consumed by a post-crash fire. The wreckage area was compact, and all airframe, control surfaces and engine components were located at the scene. The propeller was shattered about 6 inches out from the hub and several pieces of the propeller were found about 30 feet away from the wreckage in two opposing directions.

The entire fuselage exhibited significant impact and thermal damage. There was a strong odor of fuel at the site, and a large area of grass surrounding the wreckage was burned. The right and left wings remained attached to the fuselage via control cables. The center spar and struts were deformed and melted near the fuselage attach points. The landing gear was folded out flat on each side of the fuselage The cockpit and all instrumentation, switches and gauges were destroyed by impact and thermal forces.

The vertical stabilizer, rudder, horizontal stabilator, and trim tab control surfaces remained attached. Rudder control continuity was confirmed from the rudder to the rudder pedals. Elevator control cable continuity was established through cuts made to facilitate the wreckage recovery from the control stick to the elevator control surface. Aileron control continuity was confirmed from the right aileron to the control stick. Continuity of left aileron control cables was traced from the aileron through the fuselage and exhibited fracture features consistent with cuts made by emergency rescue personnel.

The left wing fuel tank was ruptured and thermally damaged. The right tank was ruptured and thermally damaged and contained about 3 gallons of aviation fuel.

The flap actuator was damaged by impact forces and the flaps were consumed by fire. The flap handle in the cockpit was destroyed. The flap setting could not be determined.

The engine remained largely intact although it was thermally damaged. Engine compression and suction were confirmed through several rotations of the propeller hub. All valves, pushrods and springs operated normally. The spark plugs remained secured to their respective cylinders. The spark plugs were removed and examined. They appeared to have minimal wear when compared to the Champion Check-A-Plug chart and did not display any evidence of carbon or lead fouling that would preclude normal operation. The pistons appeared well lubricated and there was no interior engine damage observed that would preclude normal operation.

The magneto switch in the cockpit was exposed to thermal damage. The left and right magnetos were damaged by impact and thermal forces and could not be tested. The oil pump remained intact and was well lubricated and functioned normally. The carburetor and gascolator were damaged by impact forces and could not be tested. No pre-accident anomalies were noted with the engine.

Fuel samples taken from the fuel pump and from the remaining fuel in the right engine showed no evidence of water or contamination

The advertising banner (billboard) remained on the runway in the banner pickup area. It measured 20 feet by 65 feet, and it had a 30-foot-long panel banner trailing the main billboard for a total length of 95 ft. It was attached to a 300-ft banner rope that was connected to a 16 ft tow rope with an attached grappling hook on the end. The airplane end of the tow rope was connected to the airplane by a manually operated clasp.

The airplane was recovered from the accident site and retained for additional examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N424A
Model/Series: 8GCBC No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: GCAA, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJKA, 17 ft msl
Observation Time: 0955 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2400 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Foley, AL (PVT)
Destination: Foley, AL (PVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 30.373889, -87.726389

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.




George Bancroft Marshall, 40, passed away on August 4, in Foley, Alabama. Banc was born in Mobile, Alabama on December 13, 1977.

 “Banc” was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Holcombe Marshall, and his children, Madison Alyssa Marshall (12 years) and George Bancroft Lee Marshall (8 years). He was the son of John S. Marshall III and Kyrah Drasheff and the stepson of Fran Demeranville Marshall and John C. von Senden. He was the son-in-law of Terry Lee Holcombe and Nancy Wilson Holcombe. His maternal grandparents were George Drasheff and Barbara Wall Drasheff. His paternal grandparents were John Samuel Marshall Jr. and Marion Bancroft Marshall.

Banc is survived by his sister, Laurie Alexandra Marshall Newell, his brother, John Samuel Marshall IV, his stepbrother, Bryan Lowry (Kaoru), his stepsister,  Druhan Howell (Patrick),  his brother-in-law, Kevin Scott Newell, his brother-in-law, Kris Romano,  and sister-in-law,  Jenna Romano. He was a loving uncle to Zachary Luchsinger Stuart, Barbara Elizabeth Jane Stuart, Marion Claire Bancroft Stuart, Juniper Romano, and Patrick Howell.

Banc attended McGill High School. He is loved by so many people! He was “a great big ball of joyful love and energy,” to quote one friend. He was a gifted sailor who had taught sailing in San Francisco. He also was a gifted pilot, who had wanted to fly since he was a child.

We rejoice in the fact that Bancroft is now with Jesus and with those he has loved who have gone before him.

Services will be held Saturday, August 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Gulf Shores United Methodist church. In lieu of flowers, consider contributing to the Marshall Children Benefit Fund for the support of his children.

Read more here:  https://www.gofundme.com


Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Brothers sentenced to 10 months in prison for flying unregistered plane, transporting marijuana for sale

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that two brothers from Alabama were sentenced last week to 10 months in prison for flying an unregistered plane loaded with marijuana.

George Bancroft Marshall, 39, and John Samuel Marshall IV, 42, both of Gulf Shores, Ala., were sentenced Wednesday, January 18, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell. George Marshall was sentenced to 10 months in prison on one count of operation of an unregistered aircraft, and John Marshall was sentenced to 10 months in prison on one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. They must also forfeit the plane seized during the investigation and serve more than two years of supervised release. According to the guilty pleas, law enforcement agents searched a 1966 Mooney M20E aircraft on February 11, 2015 at the Alexandria Airport. George Marshall had been piloting the plane and was transporting his brother John Marshall from California to Alabama. They had stopped in Alexandria overnight to fuel. Law enforcement found 19 vacuum sealed packages of marijuana weighing approximately 34.9 pounds. They also located 10 vacuum sealed packages of hash oil weighing approximately 20.9 ounces. George Marshall later admitted that he worked as a commercial pilot, had purchased the airplane in January of 2015 in Arkansas for $30,000 and did not complete the registration for the plane. 

Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection-New Orleans Air and Marine Branch, and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moore prosecuted the case.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.justice.gov

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) - UPDATE: 8/5/2018 8:45AM

The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday morning's plane crash in Foley as George Bancroft Marshall, 40, of Gulf Shores, Alabama and Bradley John Lafleur, 34, of Orange Beach, Alabama.

The crash happened around 10:15 Saturday morning on a property owned by Craft farms. 


The NTSB is expected to be on site Sunday to take a look at the plane. 

UPDATE 12:30 pm

The individuals that died in the crash are two men that were employees at the hangar. Both bodies are still on scene and will be transported to forensic science in Mobile. 

Officials tell us the plane was a Century Scout single-engine plane. It had picked up an advertising banner when there was a technical failure and the men sent out a distress signal. The plane dropped the banner and crashed. 

FAA is now on scene and NTSB will arrive tomorrow to inspect the plane. The plane will likely be on site for another 24 hours. 

The following is a press release from Baldwin County Sheriff's Office:

On today's date at approximately 10:15 AM the Baldwin County 911 Operation Ctr. received a report of a plane possibly crashing in the Bon Secour area. Foley Fire Department and Foley Police Department arrived on scene to find a single engine aircraft in a sod field near Craft Farms Road West of County Road 65.

Further investigation revealed two individuals still in the aircraft. Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

The accident was witnessed. It appears the plane was attempting to pick up an advertisement banner and got into distress and crashed almost immediately.

The case is being investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, Baldwin County Coroner's Office, Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Transportation Safety Board. 

Original Story

Baldwin County Sheriff's Deputies say a plane has crashed near Dairy Lane off County Road 65 in Foley.

At this time it is not known who was operating the plane. Baldwin County Sheriff's Office tells News 5 at least two people died in the crash. 

The Foley Police Department is assisting with the incident. 

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





BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A small plane crashed Saturday morning in the Bon Secour area in south Baldwin County, killing two people who were aboard.

According to Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, the aircraft went down in a sod field near Craft Farms Road west of County Road 65.

Sheriff Hoss Mack said the Baldwin County 911 Operations Center received a report of a plane possibly crashing in the Bon Secour area at about 10:15 a.m. The Foley Fire Department and the Foley Police Department arrived on scene to find a single-engine aircraft down in the sod field.

The Sheriff's Office also responded to the scene.

"Further investigation revealed two individuals still in the aircraft," Mack said. "Both individuals were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin."

Mack said the accident was witnessed and that it appeared the plane was attempting to pick up an advertisement banner and got into distress and crashed almost immediately.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday afternoon said the plane is an Scout 8GCBC  aircraft that crashed in a field and caught fire after departing a private grass strip near the Foley Municipal Airport.

The crash is being investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriffs Office, the Baldwin County Coroner's Office, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, the sheriff said.

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox10tv.com

China Airlines, Boeing 747-400, B-18711: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration

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

Location: Chicago, IL
Incident Number: OPS18IA015
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 0958 CDT
Registration:
Aircraft: BOEING 747
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On Thursday June 21, 2018, about 0958 central daylight time (CDT) China Airlines flight 5148, a Boeing 747-400, experienced a runway excursion off the left side of runway 10L shortly after touchdown and subsequently conducted a go around and landed without further incident at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois. There was no damage to the aircraft and none of the four crewmembers were injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident. The flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 129 as a cargo flight from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Anchorage, Alaska. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BOEING
Registration:
Model/Series: 747
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Foreign Air Carrier (129)
Operator Does Business As: 
Operator Designator Code: SAJF

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KORD
Observation Time: 0951 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 600 ft agl
Visibility:  2.5 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:

Envoy Air, Embraer ERJ-145: Incident occurred June 27, 2018 at Springfield-Branson National Airport (KSGF), Greene County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration

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

Location: Springfield, MO
Incident Number: OPS18IA014
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 1251 CDT
Registration:
Aircraft: Embraer EMB145
Injuries: 53 None
Flight Conducted Under: 

On Wednesday June 27, 2018, about 1251 central daylight time (CDT), a runway incursion occurred at Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF), Springfield, Missouri when an airport operations vehicle (VAN7) crossed runway 14 while an Embraer 145, operated by Envoy Air as flight ENY3660, was on takeoff roll. Envoy Air 3660 was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121. There was no damage to the aircraft or vehicle, and no reported injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Embraer
Registration:
Model/Series: EMB145 LR
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: SIMA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGF, 1260 ft msl
Observation Time: 1252 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Springfield, MO (SGF)
Destination: Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 50 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 53 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.245556, -93.388611 (est)

Extra EA-400, registered to Jeremiah 29:11 Inc and operated by a private individual, N13EP: Fatal accident occurred August 04, 2018 near Ponca City Regional Airport (KPNC), Kay County, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N13EP

Location: Ponca City, OK
Accident Number: CEN18FA310
Date & Time: 08/04/2018, 1045 CDT
Registration: N13EP
Aircraft: Extra EA 400
Injuries: 5 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 4, 2018, about 1045 central daylight time, a Extra EA-400 airplane, N13EP, impacted terrain near Ponca City, Oklahoma. The private rated pilot and 4 passengers were all fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Jeremiah 29:11 Inc., Independence, Kansas, and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 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 from the Ponca City Municipal Airport (KPNC), Ponca City, Oklahoma, and was en route to Independence, Kansas.

A witness saw the airplane depart KPNC on runway 17. He reported that the airplane was slow to climb as it departed to the south. He watched the airplane turn right and fly to the north. Another eyewitness reported the airplane impacted a soy bean field and a post impact fire ensued. All major airplane components were found at the accident site.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Extra
Registration: N13EP
Model/Series: EA 400 500
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Private Individual
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPNC, 1000 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 21 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ponca City, OK (PNC)
Destination: Independence, KS (IDP)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 4 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  36.763611, -97.150278 

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.



INDEPENDENCE, KS (KTUL)-- A small community is trying to cope with the loss of five of their own.

Five people from Independence, Kansas, died when their plane crashed Saturday morning in a soybean field.

A black ribbon hangs from two pictures on the wall at the Independence airport.

A ribbon on Bill Warner's plane and another on Tim Valentine's.

Both were killed in a place crash Saturday morning along with Warner's son, Nic, a Sycamore firefighter and Nic's two sons, Corbyn and Hayden.

"I can't imagine, three generations in one fell swoop," family friend Dale Wilkens said.

We met Wilkens at the airport, a favorite spot for them.

"I worked on their cars and their aircraft's," Wilkens said.

Wilkens says Warner was an agriculture pilot and Valentine committed his life to giving back to those in need.

Their love of flying brought them together.

"They both were the salt of the earth," Wilkens said.

Valentine, Warner, his son and two grandsons took off to a breakfast fly-in in Ponca City on Saturday.

Their plane went down shortly after take off, killing all five.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

"It is devastating to this community," Wilkens said. 

Folks in Independence could talk for hours about the Warners and Mr. Valentine, but many were too devastated at the loss to interview.

"Every text, every phone call, every conversation ended the same way, those were some good people," Wilkens said.

The black ribbons will stay on the pictures, honoring Warner, Valentine and their families.

Flying buddies like Wilkens will continue to do what they loved.. fly.

"They wouldn't want us to change," Wilkens said.

Valentine's memorial is on Friday at 1:15 p.m. in Independence.

The funerals for the Warner family has not been announced.

A GoFundMe page is set up for the Warner family.


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





PONCA CITY, Okla. — Officials say a Kansas firefighter, three of his family members and a family friend were killed in the weekend crash of a small aircraft in northern Oklahoma.

The Independence Rural Fire Department says Sycamore, Kansas, firefighter Nicholas Warner, two of his sons, his father Bill Warner and family friend Tim Valentine died when the aircraft in which they were traveling crashed about 10:45 a.m. Saturday near Ponca City.

Officials say the plane, registered in Kansas, was leaving the Ponca City airport when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says investigators plan to wrap up the on-scene portion of their investigation on Monday. Investigators have been at the crash site since Sunday.

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PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Kay County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) confirmed a plane crash near Ponca City about 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities on the scene say three adults and two children, from Independence, Kansas, died in the crash.


The plane was taking off from Ponca City airport, to return home, when the crash occurred according to the Highway Patrol.


Sheriff Steve Kelley said sheriff personnel secured the scene, near Hubbard road on U St., wile waiting for the FAA to arrive.


The National Transportation and Safety Board is expected to have a team at scene before long to investigate the crash.


John Hercyc, a witness, said he was cutting grass when he first heard the plane fly by.


"The engine you know was, I got the impression it was full throttle”, he said, "I heard a loud boom. And I stopped and looked around and I saw the fire and black smoke coming from east of us here in the soy bean field”.


Hercyc says he called 911 and immediately drove down to where that Extra EA-400 plane had just crashed.


“One of my neighbors was right behind me. We went down there and I started to look to see if I could render aid to anybody”.


Investigators are expected to give more information on the crash Sunday Morning.


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




KAY COUNTY, Okla. (AP) — Three adults and two children died Saturday after a small passenger plane crashed in a Kay County field, according to the Kay County Sheriff's Office.

The plane crashed shortly before 10:45 a.m. in a field near Hubbard Road and U Street, which is north of Ponca City, according to officials. The plane is registered out of Independence, Kansas, deputies said.


The plane was leaving the Ponca City airport when it crashed, according to the Sheriff's Office. The cause of the crash is unknown.


The victims' identities have not been released.


Deputies with the Kay County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are holding the scene, waiting for officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to arrive. Officials with NTSB are expected to arrive Sunday to investigate.


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KAY COUNTY, Okla. — John Hercyk was mowing his lawn Saturday morning when something in the sky caught his attention.

"Had my earplugs in and the mower was going, and I heard an airplane," Hercyk said. "I thought it was unusual because I had my earplugs in."

He said he looked around for a little bit when; then, seconds later, Hercyk heard a loud boom. Moments later, he called 911.

"I told them I thought a plane had crashed," Hercyk said.

After calling police, Hercyk said he immediately went to the scene of the crash.

"I went down there to see if I could render any aid or anything like that, but by the time I got there, the plane was engulfed in fire," Hercyk said.

Three adults and two children who were on the plane died in the crash just north of Ponca City. Their identities have not been released.

A team of investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are coming Sunday from Denver to take over the case.

Kay County Sheriff's Office officials said the cause of the crash is unknown.






PONCA CITY, Okla. - Two children were among five people killed in a plane crash near Ponca City.

Multiple agencies including the Kay County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the area near Hubbard Rd. and S. U St. on Saturday around 10:40 a.m.

Th plane was identified as a 2000 EXTRA EA-400 aircraft.

Officials say the plane, registered out of Kansas, was leaving the Ponca City Airport to travel north when it, for an unknown reason, lost altitude and hit the ground.

According to authorities, three adults and two children were killed in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will arrive in Ponca City Sunday to investigate.

Names of the victims are being held until they are released by the medical examiner.

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (KTUL) —  The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash in Ponca City.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said there are five fatalities, three adults and two children.

The plane crashed in a soybean field near Hubbard Rd. and S. U St. around 11 a.m.

The small aircraft left the Ponca City Airport and was heading to Independence, Kansas.

Troopers said the aircraft is a private plane and they're not sure why it went down.

The plane also caught fire, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The Kay County Sheriff's Office is also at the scene, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will be there Sunday to investigate.

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