Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Cessna 207A Stationair 7, registered to and operated by Iliamna Air Taxi, N7379U: Accident occurred August 07, 2018 near Iliamna Airport (PAIL), Alaska

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7379U

Location: Iliamna, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA064
Date & Time: 08/07/2018, 1215 AKD
Registration: N7379U
Aircraft: Cessna 207
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On August 7, 2018, about 1215 Alaska daylight time, a wheel-equipped Cessna 207 airplane, N7379U, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing, about 1 mile southwest of the Iliamna Airport, Iliamna, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand cargo/U.S. mail flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, Iliamna Air Taxi, Iliamna. The solo airline transport pilot sustained no injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and VFR company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated at the Iliamna Airport about 1210, and was en route to Kokhanok, Alaska.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge on August 7, the pilot reported that after takeoff on runway 35 he started a climbing left turn as he headed towards Kokhanok. He said that as the airplane reached his intended altitude of 1,000 feet mean sea level, and as he began to configure the airplane for cruise flight, the engine began to run rough and lose power, so he elected to immediately return to the Iliamna Airport. He said that he switched fuel tanks and activated the auxiliary fuel pump in an effort to restore full engine power. He noted that the roughness improved momentarily, followed by a severe engine vibration, and complete loss of engine power. The pilot selected a forced landing area on tundra-covered terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the landing gear, fuselage, and wings.

The airplane was equipped with a Continental Motors IO-520-F engine, and a detailed examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7379U
Model/Series: 207
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Iliamna Air Taxi Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Commuter Air Carrier (135); On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: IlI, 192 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 ADT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3400 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Iliamna, AK (ILI)
Destination: Kokhanok, AK (9K2)

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:  59.745833, -154.917500

Aeroprakt A-20 Vista Cruiser SC, N9049K: Incident occurred August 07, 2018 at Durango-La Plata County Airport (KDRO), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Lost control during landing, veered off the runway, hit a ditch and landing gear tore off.

http://registry.faa.gov/N9049K

Date: 07-AUG-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N9049K
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: A20 VISTA CRUISER SC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DURANGO
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, registered to CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC and operated by Crystal River Aero Group Inc, N9608H: Accident occurred August 06, 2018 at Crystal River Airport (KCGC), Citrus County, Florida

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N9608H

Location: Crystal River, FL

Accident Number: GAA18CA478
Date & Time: 08/06/2018, 1030 EDT
Registration: N9608H
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane landed hard and the propeller struck the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/19/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 522 hours (Total, all aircraft), 37 hours (Total, this make and model), 368 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9608H
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17266261
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: Crystal River Aero Group, Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCGC, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1435 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 92°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 50°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CRYSTAL RIVER-CAPTAIN TOM DAVI (CGC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4557 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.867222, -82.574722 (est)

Bell 206B JetRanger II, registered to Ranger Aviation Leasing and operated by Northwind Aviation, N607RA: Accident occurred August 07, 2018 in Basin City, Franklin County, Washington

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington
Rolls Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana
Bell Canada
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N607RA

Location: Basin City, WA
Accident Number: WPR18LA214
Date & Time: 08/07/2018, 1000 PDT
Registration: N607RA
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 137: Agricultural 

On August 7, 2018, about 1000 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N607RA, struck the ground during an agricultural spray run near Basin City Washington. The commercial pilot received minor injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by a post-impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Ranger Aviation Leasing, and operated by Northwind Aviation as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from a landing zone near the accident site.

The flight was a "rinse load" intended to clean the chemical hopper with a load of water. According to the pilot, he took off from the loading spot located on the southwest side of the field, with 60 gallons of clean water and about 25 gallons of fuel. He sprayed a portion of the north end of the field for about 3 to 4 seconds, turned off the spray, and proceeded to the east end of the field. He entered the field at a speed of about 50 to 55 mph and sprayed. He then turned off spray, and climbed to gain some altitude. When the helicopter was approximately midfield, at a speed of about 50 mph and "about power pole height," the pilot applied left tail rotor pedal and slightly lowered the collective control, in order to assist him in looking to his left to view his spray pattern. "Immediately after" those control inputs, the helicopter yawed quickly to the left, and began "shaking." The pilot pulled up on the collective control and applied right pedal to stop the left yaw. The helicopter continued to "shudder," and the pilot noticed that the helicopter was at a low airspeed and descending. He attempted to regain airspeed, and when the helicopter was about 5 to 10 ft above the ground, he attempted to level the helicopter in pitch before the skids contacted the ground. About that time the pilot observed that the torque gauge was reading about 108 to 110%.

The helicopter struck the ground hard, and fire erupted about 1 second later. The pilot exited the helicopter, but then reached in to close the throttle and turn the fuel valve off. He retrieved his mobile telephone and then moved away from the helicopter. The pilot estimated that from the time he climbed the helicopter until the accident was about 10 to 15 seconds.

The "loader" arrived on scene in the water truck within about 10 minutes of the accident. He and the pilot attempted to extinguish the fire, but were unsuccessful.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure facility for subsequent examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N607RA
Model/Series: 206 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Northwind Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 135°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Basin City, WA
Destination: Basin City, WA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:   46.607222, -119.291111 (est)

Boeing 737-82R (WL), Pegasus Airlines, TC-CPF: Accident occurred January 13, 2018 at Trabzon Airport (TZX), Turkey



NTSB Identification: DCA18WA080
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 129: Foreign
Accident occurred Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Trabzon, Turkey
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The Turkish Accident Investigation Board (KAIK) has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Boeing 737 which occurred on January 13, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S Accredited Representative to assist under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13, as the State of Manufacture and Design of the airplane.

All investigative information will be released by the KAIK.






Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday. Yavuz said the cause of the accident was not yet known and the airport closed until 08:00 a.m. local (05:00 GMT).

Private Pegasus Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 departed from Ankara late Saturday. Photographs from the scene showed the plane stuck in mud.

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen struck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip, after landing at Trabzon airport on the Black Sea coast.

A passenger plane late Saturday skidded off the runway just metres away from the sea as it landed at an airport in northern Turkey, local media images showed.

The Pegasus Airlines flight had taken off smoothly from the capital Ankara and landed in Trabzon, but skidded off the runway in the northern airport. No one was injured or killed in the landing.

Dramatic images showed the plane dangerously hanging off a cliff several metres (feet) from the Black Sea, its wheels stuck in mud.

Other images showed smoke emanating from the trapped plane.

Pegasus Airlines confirmed in a statement Sunday there were no injuries among the 162 passengers onboard as well as two pilots and four cabin crew after they were evacuated.

The cause of the incident was not known but an investigation is under way, the Trabzon governor’s office said.

One of the passengers, Fatma Gordu, panic erupted onboard during the landing.

“We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic; people shouting, screaming,” she told state-run news agency Anadolu.

The airport was temporarily shut before reopening on Sunday morning.

https://www.alaturkaonline.com