Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Beech C90, registered to and operated by Lilsa KA LLC, N717X: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 near Crystal River Airport (KCGC), Citrus County, Florida

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

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N717X

Location: Lecanto, FL
Accident Number: ERA18LA203
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1755 EDT
Registration: N717X 
Aircraft: Beech C90
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 26, 2018, about 1755 eastern daylight time, a Beech C90, N717X, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a field, following a total loss of power on both engines near Lecanto, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by LILSA KA LLC as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned flight to Williston Municipal Airport (X60), Williston, Florida. The flight departed Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV), Brooksville, Florida, about 1740.

The pilot reported that earlier during the day of the accident, he flew uneventfully from X60 to BKV to have some maintenance work performed on the brakes. While at BKV, he purchased 20 gallons of fuel for each wing fuel tank, for a total of 40 gallons. The pilot estimated that at the time of departure, the airplane had a total fuel load of 300 lbs. (about 45 gallons) in each wing fuel tank. The pilot then waited for some convective weather to subside and departed on a return flight to X60. Due to some scattered thunderstorms remaining in the area, the pilot flew west and then followed the coast north. While flying over Crystal River Airport (CGC), Crystal River, Florida, the engine power surged on the left engine. The pilot diverted toward CGC and was flying a wide right downwind traffic pattern for runway 27 while trying to troubleshoot the engine anomaly. As he turned the airplane onto the right base leg of the traffic pattern, the left engine lost all power; then when he subsequently turned onto the final approach leg of the traffic pattern, the right engine lost all power. The pilot was not sure if the airplane would glide to the runway and elected to perform a forced landing to a field. During the landing roll, the right wing impacted a tree.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest upright in a field about 4 miles east of CGC. The right wing sustained substantial damage and the rest of the airplane remained undamaged. The inspector noted that the airplane was equipped with four fuel tanks; one in each wing and one in each engine nacelle. Fuel flowed from the respective wing tank, to the nacelle tank, to the engine. Fuel would gravity feed from the wing tank to nacelle tank; however, the gravity feed does not work once the wing tank is depleted to about 28 gallons or below. At that point, the fuel transfer pumps (one for each wing/nacelle) must be on to keep fuel moving to the nacelle tanks and ultimately the engines. A local mechanic inspected the wreckage at the scene for the purposes of providing a repair estimate. During the inspection, the mechanic noted that the fuel transfer pumps were in the off position. He also observed no fuel in the nacelle tanks and about 30 gallons of fuel in each wing fuel tank. The mechanic then turned on the battery and fuel transfer pumps. At that point, fuel began to flow from each wing tank to the respective nacelle tank.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N717X
Model/Series: C90 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Lilsa Ka Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CGC, 9 ft msl
Observation Time: 1755 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Brooksville, FL (BKV)
Destination: Williston, FL (X60)

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:  28.878889, -82.494722 (est) 

Continental Copters Inc Tomcat MK5A, registered to and operated by Scott's Helicopter Service Inc, N9005T: Accident occurred July 26, 2018 in Le Sueur, 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/N9005T

Location: Le Sueur, MN
Accident Number: CEN18LA300
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 2100 CDT
Registration: N9005T
Aircraft: CONTINENTAL COPTERS INC. TOMCAT MK5A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scott's Helicopter Service Inc., under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota and was destined to Le Sueur, Minnesota. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CONTINENTAL COPTERS INC.
Registration: N9005T
Model/Series: TOMCAT MK5A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Scott's Helicopter Service Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: MKT, 1021 ft msl
Observation Time: 2056 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hastings, MN
Destination: Le Sueur, MN

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:

Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando, registered to and operated by Everts Air Fuel Inc, N1822M: Accident occurred July 16, 2018 at Manley Hot Springs Airport (PAML), Manley Hot Springs, Alaska

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

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/N1822M


Location: Manley Hot Springs, AK
Accident Number: ANC18CA054
Date & Time: 07/16/2018, 0925 AKD
Registration: N1822M
Aircraft: Curtiss Wright C46
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Unknown or undetermined
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot reported that following a precautionary shutdown of the number 2 engine, he diverted to an alternate airport that was closer than the original destination. During the landing in tailwind conditions, the airplane touched down "a little fast." The pilot added that, as the brakes faded from continuous use, the airplane was unable to stop and overran the end of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded an uneventful single engine landing.

Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Engineer
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/03/2018
Flight Time:  6500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3500 hours (Total, this make and model), 4500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 62 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/17/2018
Flight Time:   300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 135 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 66 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Curtiss Wright
Registration: N1822M
Model/Series: C46 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted; Special Flight
Serial Number: 22521
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/05/2018, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 48000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 37049.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R2800-51M1
Registered Owner: Everts Air Fuel Inc
Rated Power: 2000 hp
Operator: Everts Air Fuel Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Supplemental
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: EVAB 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAFA
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fairbanks, AK (PAFA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Kenai, AK (PAEN)
Type of Clearance: Cruise; VFR
Departure Time: 0810 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Manley Hot Springs (MLY)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 275 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3400 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing 

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  64.988889, -150.646944

Quicksilver, MXL II, N594TC: Accident occurred July 14, 2018 near Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ABO), Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N594TC

Location: Arecibo, PR
Accident Number: ERA18LA193
Date & Time: 07/14/2018, 1740 AST
Registration: N594TC
Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MXL II
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 14, 2018, about 1740 Atlantic standard time, an experimental light sport Quicksilver, MXL II, N594TC, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain during an approach to land at Antonio (Nery) Juarbe Pol Airport (ABO), Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The non-certificated pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated by the individual pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the non-certificated pilot reported that he was returning to ABO after a 1-hour local flight and approached runway 8. During the approach, he decided to performed a go-around and subsequently encountered strong wind, so he turned 180° to land on runway 26. While maneuvering, about 1/2 mile from runway 26, the engine experienced a lost total of power. The individual pilot landed straight ahead into marshy terrain. The pilot further reported that he took off with 5 gallons of fuel on board.

An examination by the FAA inspector found that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage and fuselage. Flight control continuity was confirmed. Engine compression and continuity were established by rotating the propeller by hand. The fuel selector position was found in the off position. The fuel filter container was about 1/2 full of fuel. A residual amount of fuel was found in the main fuel tank , and the fuel cap was secured and closed. A review of the ABO airport's daily logbook recorded a departure time of 1630 for the accident airplane.

According to FAA airman records, the pilotindividual operating the airplane was issued a third class medical and student pilot certificate in December 2011, which expired in December 2013. There was no record found that the pilotindividual held an airman certificate.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the two-seat, single-engine, high-wing airplane was manufactured in 1995. It was equipped with a Rotax 503 DI/ SC engine. The airplane had a total fuel capacity of 6-gallons.

The weather conditions reported at 1750 at Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN), Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 27 miles from the accident site, included wind from 090° at 16 knots, gusting to 23 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, broken clouds at 1,800 ft above ground, temperature 28°C, and dew point 23°C.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: QUICKSILVER
Registration: N594TC
Model/Series: MXL II
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: BQN, 8 ft msl
Observation Time: 1750 AST
Distance from Accident Site: 27 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 23 knots, 90°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1800 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Arecibo, PR (ABO)
Destination: Arecibo, PR (ABO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:  1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  18.455278, -66.663056 (est)

Piper PA-28-180, N9010J: Incident occurred August 15, 2018 in Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Force landed in a field.

http://registry.faa.gov/N9010J

Date: 15-AUG-18
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N9010J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINONA
State: MISSISSIPPI

Republic Airlines, Embraer ERJ 170-200, N733YX: Incident occurred August 19, 2018 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Flight Number 3440: Struck birds on landing, taxied to ramp without incident.

Republic Airline Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N733YX

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N733YX
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ 170 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: REPUBLIC AIRLINES
Flight Number: 3440
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Cessna A188B, N9076R: Accident occurred August 17, 2018 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Force landed in a field.

Tri Rotor Spray & Chemical

http://registry.faa.gov/N9076R

Date: 17-AUG-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N9076R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A188B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEWTON
State: KANSAS

Cessna 182Q, registered to Gripnet Inc and operated by the pilot, N84CP: Accident occurred August 18, 2018 near Flying B Airstrip (121D), Salmon, Lemhi 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/N84CP

Location: Salmon, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA227
Date & Time: 08/18/2018, 1150 MDT
Registration: N84CP
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 18, 2018, about 1150 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182Q airplane, N84CP, was substantially damaged during a forced landing about 2 nautical miles north-northwest of Flying B Airstrip (121D), Salmon, Idaho. The airline transport pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was registered to Gripnet Inc. and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from 121D about 1145 and was destined for McCall Municipal Airport (MYL), McCall, Idaho.

A friend of the accident pilot, who was piloting the airplane in trail, reported that prior to departing he and the accident pilot briefed the departure route. The route was to take off to the north, or downstream of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, then reverse course 180° and proceed upstream toward Indian Creek Airstrip while en route to MYL. The trail pilot reported that after taking off he observed the accident pilot make a left 90° turn to the west and proceed up Short Creek, rather than the previously briefed 180° turn. He subsequently radioed the accident pilot and asked, "Where are you going?" The accident pilot replied, "I'm going down." The trail pilot reported that prior to impact the airplane was very slow, was headed upstream (west) in the middle of Short Creek, there was no excessive wing rocking, and the airplane was being held perfectly still as it impacted the top of a stand of trees. The trail pilot mentioned that the airplane came rest intact and oriented in a westerly direction up canyon. The trail pilot added while he was in a 360° turn orbiting the area, he observed a fire on the left side of the airplane; the airplane was subsequently consumed.

The airplane was recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N84CP
Model/Series: 182 Q
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: SMN, 1069 ft msl
Observation Time: 1156 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 36 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 11000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Salmon, ID (121D)
Destination: McCall, ID (MYL) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  44.990556, -114.748333

Eurocopter EC130 B4, registered to Nevada Helicopter Leasing LLC and operated by Helicopter Consultants of Maui Inc, N11QP: Accident occurred August 19, 2018 in Hilo, Hawaii

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

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

 http://registry.faa.gov/N11QP

Location: Hilo, HI
Accident Number: WPR18TA239
Date & Time: 08/19/2018, 1320 HST
Registration: N11QP
Aircraft: Eurocopter EC130
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use 

On August 19, 2018, about 1320 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a Eurocopter EC-130 B4 helicopter, N11QP, experienced an in-flight separation of its left rear sliding door during cruise flight near Hilo, Hawaii. The airline transport pilot was not injured, and the sole passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades. The helicopter was registered to Nevada Helicopter Leasing LLC. and operated by Helicopter Consultants of Maui Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 maintenance flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported along the route of flight about the time of the accident and a company flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Hilo International Airport (ITO), Hilo, Hawaii about 1310.

According to the pilot, he was tasked to perform a maintenance flight for track and balance of the main rotor blades. He had flown a previous flight in the helicopter but ended it early due to mechanical issues with the track and balance equipment.

After the mechanical issues were fixed, the pilot and maintenance personnel departed ITO to complete the track and balance maintenance flight.

After completion of the second flight and while enroute back to ITO, the pilot reported that he heard the left-rear sliding door open. He looked over his left shoulder and saw the left-rear sliding door had departed the helicopter. He turned his head forward then heard a loud noise and felt a "jolt". He added that, the helicopter began to vibrate but remained controllable. The pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing onto a grass field.

The helicopter was secured in the operator's hanger for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eurocopter
Registration: N11QP
Model/Series: EC130 B4
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:  HELICOPTER CONSULTANTS OF MAUI INC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held:   Commercial Air Tour (136); Agricultural Aircraft (137); Rotorcraft External Load (133); On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:  Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
Operator Designator Code: HCML 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Hilo, HI (ITO)
Destination: Hilo, HI (ITO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 19.643611, -154.984444 (est)

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N5487T: Incident occurred August 17, 2018 at Tucson International Airport (KTUS), Pima County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Veered off the runway, struck a light and scraped a sign.

http://registry.faa.gov/N5487T

Date: 17-AUG-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N5487T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Piper PA-18-150, N3872Z: Incident occurred August 19, 2018 in Stony River, Alaska

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

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N3872Z

Date: 19-AUG-18
Time: 06:08:00Z
Regis#: N3872Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: STONY RIVER
State: ALASKA

Cessna U206F, registered to AK Air Leasing LLC and operated by K Bay Air LLC, N441GR: Accident occurred August 18, 2018 in Pedro Bay, 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/N441GR

Location: Pedro Bay, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA067
Date & Time: 08/18/2018, 1000 AKD
Registration: N441GR
Aircraft: Cessna U206
Injuries: 6 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On August 18, 2018, about 1000 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna U206F airplane, N441GR, sustained substantial damage while landing at a remote unimproved tidal beach about 36 miles east of Pedro Bay, Alaska. The airplane was registered to AK Air Leasing, LLC and operated by K Bay Air, LLC as a visual flight rules (VFR) on-demand commercial flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 when the accident occurred. The commercial pilot and five passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Homer, Alaska, about 0900.

According to the pilot, after arriving at the remote beach site, he conducted two passes over the landing area to check for debris and determine wind direction. He said that after a stable approach to the sloping beach site, and during the initial touchdown, the left main tire touched down first on the uphill side of the airplane, then the right main tire touchdown on the downhill side. The pilot stated that just after touchdown, it felt like the airplane had a flat tire as it began to veer to the right, and into an area of tidal mud flats. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, left horizontal stabilizer and left elevator.

An initial examination of the airplane, by the pilot, revealed that the both main landing gear separated just above the main axle attach point.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N441GR
Model/Series: U206 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: K Bay Air LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: K99C

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAHO
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.3 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Homer, AK (PAHO)
Destination: Pedro Bay, AK 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 5 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None
Latitude, Longitude:  59.796944, -154.129722 (est)

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N185MC: Accident occurred August 17, 2018 in Big Lake, Alaska

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

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/N185MC

Location: Big Lake, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA496
Date & Time: 08/17/2018, 2130 AKD
Registration: N185MC
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll to the southeast on a private airstrip, about 120 ft down the runway, the left wing struck some tree foliage. The airplane veered to the left, exited the runway, and impacted trees. He added that he was watching the right side of the runway for a swale and was not paying attention to the left side of the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 03/08/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2900 hours (Total, this make and model), 60 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N185MC
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18503347
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
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: PAWS, 354 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 73°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Big Lake, AK (44AK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination:
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 2130 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: WEST PAPOOSE LAKE AIRPARK (44AK)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 230 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1600 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 61.533333, -150.102222 (est)

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, registered to Alaska Dall Sheep Guides LLC, operator does business as Alaska Dall Sheep Guides LLC, N6727A: Accident occurred August 20, 2018 in McGrath, Alaska

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

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/N6727A


Location: McGrath, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA504
Date & Time: 08/20/2018, 0830 AKD
Registration: N6727A
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff on a gravel, dirt airstrip, a "rogue crosswind gust of wind" pushed the airplane to the right. The airplane struck a "bump", became airborne, continued drifting right, and landed hard in a creek.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The pilot reported that the prevailing wind was light and variable and not gusting. The airplane was departing to the south. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Flight Engineer
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/08/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 21618 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4509 hours (Total, this make and model), 16853 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 81 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6727A
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 18-8109031
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/19/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2621 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: Alaska Dall Sheep Guides, LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Alaska Dall Sheep Guides, LLC.
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAFW, 1060 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1701 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 230°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 10000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: McGrath, AK
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Farewell, AK (0AA4)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 ADT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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:  62.797500, -152.930833 (est)