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, N1822M: Accident occurred July 16, 2018 at Manley Hot Springs Airport (PAML), Manley Hot Springs, Alaska

Everts Air Fuel Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N1822M

NTSB Identification: ANC18CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 16, 2018 in Manley Hot Springs, AK
Aircraft: Curtiss Wright C46, registration: N1822M

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.

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, N11QP: Accident occurred August 18, 2018 in Hilo, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Lost a door in flight and the door struck rotor blades.

Nevada Helicopter Leasing LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N11QP

Date: 18-AUG-18
Time: 23:03:00Z
Regis#: N11QP
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC 130 B4
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HILO
State: HAWAII

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N185MC

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA496
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 17, 2018 in Big Lake, AK
Aircraft: Cessna A185, registration: N185MC

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

Lost control on takeoff.


Date: 18-AUG-18
Time: 05:30:00Z
Regis#: N185MC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WASILLA
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N6727A: Accident occurred August 20, 2018 in McGrath, Alaska

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

Alaska Dall Sheep Guides LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N6727A

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA504
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 20, 2018 in McGrath, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N6727A

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.

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N6727A
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: PINGSTON
State: ALASKA

Cub Crafters CCK-1865, registered to Blue Oak LLC and operated by the pilot, N14CK: Accident occurred August 20, 2018 in Deadwood, Placer County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N14CK

Location: Deadwood, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA233
Date & Time: 08/20/2018, 1630 PDT
Registration: N14CK
Aircraft: Blue Oak LLC. CCK-1865
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 20, 2018, about 1630 Pacific daylight time, a Blue Oak LLC. CCK-1865 airplane, N14CK, impacted trees during an off airport forced landing near Deadwood, California. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings. The airplane was registered to Blue Oak LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated from Columbia Airport, Columbia, California, about 1600.

The pilot reported that during the uneventful flight, he was about 500 ft above ground level over mountain ridge tops when the engine lost partial power. The pilot said that he was able to maintain level flight and maneuver toward more favorable terrain before the engine lost total power. Subsequently, the pilot initiated a forced landing in a small clearing within heavily wooded mountainous terrain. During the landing roll, the airplane struck a tree and came to rest upright.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Blue Oak LLC
Registration: N14CK
Model/Series: CCK-1865
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KO22, 2120 ft msl
Observation Time: 2335 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Columbia, CA (O22)
Destination:  Columbia, CA (O22) 

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:  38.010278, -120.031111 (est)

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N2126X: Incident occurred August 20, 2018 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Nose gear collapsed on landing roll out.

Candace A Learned Enterprises Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N2126X

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N2126X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 44 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N93039: Accident occurred August 20, 2018 at McCall Municipal Airport (KMYL), Valley County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

http://registry.faa.gov/N93039


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA501
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 20, 2018 in McCall, ID
Aircraft: Cessna A185, registration: N93039

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.

Brake failure on landing.

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N93039
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: McCALL
State: IDAHO

Rans S-6S Coyote II, N107SJ: Accident occurred August 19, 2018 in Painton, Stoddard County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

http://registry.faa.gov/N107SJ



NTSB Identification: GAA18CA518
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Painton, MO
Aircraft: Rans RANS S6S, registration: N107SJ

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.


Gear collapsed on landing and prop struck runway.

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 14:40:00Z
Regis#: N107SJ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RANS S6S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PAINTON
State: MISSOURI

Rans S-14 Airaile, N140JL: Accident August 20, 2018 in Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon

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

Crashed in a field.


http://registry.faa.gov/N140JL


Date: 20-AUG-18

Time: 23:40:00Z
Regis#: N140JL
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RANS S 14
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: BROWNSVILLE
State: OREGON



An ultralight plane crashed near the stage of the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival outside Brownsville on Monday afternoon.

The pilot, John Loomis, 69, of Eugene, was the sole occupant of the aircraft, and was taken by ambulance to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield with minor lacerations and a complaint of back pain, according to a news release from the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

Loomis told authorities he was taking photographs of the area and the festival site, the news release states.

The Willamette Country Music Festival ended on Sunday night with a performance by Kid Rock.

Sheriff's Office Lt. Jeff Cone said that festival workers who were dismantling the main stage and doing other cleanup work witnessed the crash, which occurred at about 4:40 p.m., and rushed to help the pilot.

Festival workers said that the plane had been flying overhead during the event and even a few days beforehand.

“They were pretty low in the sky all the time. I thought that was strange,” said Tyler Nickell of Eugene.

On Monday afternoon, the aircraft was circling around the grounds east of Brownsville, off of Highway 228, when it curled up into the sky and then nose-dived, Nickell added.

Workers said the plane was headed westbound when it hit the ground, then slid through a fence for the VIP beer garden and spun around.

“It was really loud,” Nickell said. “I was thinking they could be dead. Or they could have hit some of the workers and they could be dead. Vehicles were pouring in from every direction. People were running over to check it out.”

At about 6 p.m., Cone wasn’t sure what caused the aircraft to crash, as the investigation was in its initial stages.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board were notified of the incident and investigation is continuing.

The plane is a RANS S-14 fixed wing, single-engine model built in 1992.

The Brownsville Fire Department, Oregon Department of Forestry and Lebanon Fire District medical personnel also responded to the crash.

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









BROWNSVILLE, Ore. -- A Eugene man was taken to the hospital after his small airplane crashed Monday afternoon at the site of the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival near Brownsville.

Callers reported the crash after 4:30 p.m., and deputies with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded.

The sheriff’s office said John Loomis, 69, was flying a 1992 fixed wing single engine experimental aircraft. Loomis said he was taking photographs of the area and festival site.

One man told KEZI 9 News the aircraft was flying extremely low before impact. The plane came to rest upright against the festival fencing where the VIP beer garden had been.

The man who witnessed the crash added no one on the ground was injured and medics used the Jaws of Life to remove Loomis from the cockpit. He said Loomis appeared confused and shaken.

An ambulance transported Loomis to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield with minor lacerations and a complaint of back pain, the sheriff's office said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Story and video ➤ http://www.kezi.com

Robinson R22 BETA, N755SH: Incident occurred August 20, 2018 in Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Rotorcraft low level flight clipped power lines, executed a forced landing in a field.

Bobby C Johns Family LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N755SH

Date: 20-AUG-18
Time: 01:55:00Z
Regis#: N755SH
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22 BETA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: DEL RIO
State: TEXAS