Monday, August 27, 2018

Robinson R22 Beta, registered to and operated by Honey B LLC, operator does business as Corvallis Aero Service, N4085T: Accident occurred August 24, 2018 at Corvallis Municipal Airport ( KCVO), Benton County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

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


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4085T

Location: Corvallis, OR
Accident Number: GAA18CA508
Date & Time: 08/24/2018, 0930 PDT
Registration: N4085T
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student helicopter pilot reported that he was practicing takeoffs and landings to a taxiway, and that he was preparing for a steep approach. The steep approach required more left pedal, which resulted in the helicopter being "out of trim (right yaw)". A tailwind accelerated the right yaw. He attempted to recover, but added "insufficient left pedal", the helicopter spun, and landed hard. The helicopter came to rest on the left side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the windshield, fuselage, and tailboom.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 34 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 290° at 3 knots. The same automated station reported that, about 26 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 030° at 6 knots. The helicopter was approaching a taxiway parallel to runway 17.

Federal Aviation Administration's Helicopter Flying Handbook, FAA-H-8083-21A, contains a section titled "Weathercock Stability" which stated:

In this region, the helicopter attempts to weathervane, or weathercock, its nose into the relative wind. Unless a resisting pedal input is made, the helicopter starts a slow, uncommanded turn either to the right or left, depending upon the wind direction. If the pilot allows a right yaw rate to develop and the tail of the helicopter moves into this region, the yaw rate can accelerate rapidly. In order to avoid the onset of LTE in this downwind condition, it is imperative to maintain positive control of the yaw rate and devote full attention to flying the helicopter. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
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 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 35.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 7.2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N4085T
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1841
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/02/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1370 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 10161 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320-B2C
Registered Owner: Honey B Llc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Honey B Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Corvallis Aero Service
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCVO, 250 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Corvallis, OR (CVO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Corvallis, OR (CVO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CORVALLIS MUNI (CVO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 249 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  44.500000, -123.283333 (est)

LET L-23 Super Blaník, N923SB: Incident occurred August 24, 2018 at Aurora State Airport (KUAO), Marion County, Oregon

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

Departed and returned due to engine turbo housing falling off, landed without incident.

https://registry.faa.gov/N923SB

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N923SB
Aircraft Make: LET
Aircraft Model: L 23 SUPER BLANIK
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: AURORA
State: OREGON

Yakovlev Yak-52, N3042W: Accident occurred August 25, 2018 at Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport (N53), East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3042W

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA540
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 25, 2018 in East Stroudsburg, PA
Aircraft: Yakovlev YAK 52, registration: N3042W

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 up landing.

Date: 25-AUG-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N3042W
Aircraft Make: YAKOVLEV
Aircraft Model: YAK 52
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EAST STROUDSBURG
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cessna 150L, N1701Q: Accident occurred August 26, 2018 in Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N1701Q

Location: Eldorado, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA514
Date & Time: 08/26/2018, 1900 CDT
Registration: N1701Q
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he departed with 26 gallons of fuel. He added that, about 3.5 hours enroute, he asked flight following where the closest airports were because he had become concerned he was "near the fuel limit". During their exchange, the engine lost power. He declared an emergency, rocked the wings, applied full rich mixture, and restarted the engine, "which worked 15 seconds or less". During the emergency approach, he landed on a road. He landed near the end of the road, the airplane bounced, veered to the left, impacted a pipe, and the nose landing gear collapsed.

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: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-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: 05/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 110 hours (Total, this make and model), 180 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1701Q
Model/Series: 150 L
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15073001
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200 SERIES
Registered Owner: David Soto
Rated Power: 100 hp
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: KOZA, 2382 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0015 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 237°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Houston, TX (LVJ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Pecos, TX (PEQ)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1530 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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:  30.907222, -100.899722 (est)

Maule MX-7-180A Sportplane, N524TR: Accident occurred August 24, 2018 at Post Mills Airport (2B9), Orange County, Vermont

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

https://registry.faa.gov/N524TR


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA510
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2018 in Post Mills, VT
Aircraft: MAULE MX7, registration: N524TR

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.

Ran off the runway into the grass.

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 18:58:00Z
Regis#: N524TR
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: MX 7 180A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POST MILLS
State: VERMONT

Bellanca 14-13-2 Cruisair Senior, N74432: Incident occurred August 25, 2018 in Hillsville, Carroll County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston

Landed in a field with gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N74432

Date: 25-AUG-18
Time: 19:52:00Z
Regis#: N74432
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 14 13 2
Event Type:
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HILLSVILLE
State: VIRGINIA

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N581JT: Incident occurred August 24, 2018 at Sullivan Lake State Airport (09S), Metaline Falls, Pend Oreille County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Landed and nosed over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N581JT

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N581JT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: METALINE FALLS
State: WASHINGTON

Beech Bonanza P35: Incident occurred August 24, 2018 at La Crosse Regional Airport (KLSE), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gear up landing.

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 22:35:00Z
Regis#:
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: P35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LA CROSSE
State: WISCONSIN

Cirrus SR22, N8787Y and Cessna 310J, N509DP: Incident occurred August 24, 2018 at Oxnard Airport (KOXR), Ventura County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Accidental slow taxi into tied down aircraft N509DP.

Stanyan Holdings LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N8787Y

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N8787Y
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: OXNARD
State: CALIFORNIA

Partially tied down aircraft (N8787Y) taxied into nose of N509DP

https://registry.faa.gov/N509DP

Date: 24-AUG-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N509DP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: OXNARD
State: CALIFORNIA

YoYo Helicopters 232, I-C881: Fatal accident occurred July 13, 2018 in Musile del Piave, Italy



NTSB Identification: ERA18WA207
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, July 13, 2018 in Musile del Piave, Italy
Aircraft: Aero Eli Servizi Yo-Yo 222, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Italy has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Aero Eli Servizi Yo-Yo 222 helicopter that occurred on July 13, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Italy's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


All investigative information will be released by the government of Italy.





MUSILE DI PIAVE. Si schianta con un elicottero biposto dopo un breve volo sui cieli di Caposile, frazione di Musile di Piave.

Così è morto ieri sera intorno alle 19 Eros Antoniazzi, 40enne di Motta di Livenza, titolare con le sorelle della omonima ditta di autobus e trasporti della cittadina in provincia di Treviso. Antoniazzi si era da poco alzato in volo dal club di Caposile “Papere Vagabonde” di cui faceva parte. 

Il piccolo velivolo YoYo, elicottero agile e facile da manovrare, era decollato dal campo di volo nella frazione di Musile e il motore è andato improvvisamente su di giri durante una manovra.

Antoniazzi ha perso il controllo dopo che si è spezzata la coda dell’elicottero monoposto che ha perso subito quota e poi è precipitato, avvolgendosi su se stesse e piombando a terra in mezzo a un campo di mais. Il 40enne è morto nel tremendo impatto con il suolo, dopo che si è verificato anche un principio di incendio.
I residenti hanno raccontato di aver visto il velivolo che si attorcigliava verso il suolo. Dal club sono accorsi subito i primi soccorritori che non hanno potuto fare nulla per salvarlo. Ormai era già morto per le gravissime lezioni riportate, schiacciato nella carcassa dell’elicottero. Era già spirato sul colpo dopo l’impatto con il suolo.

Sul posto, i vigili del fuoco di San Donà e Jesolo, con l’elicottero Drago 81 del reparto Volo di Venezia che ha seguito dall’alto le operazioni di soccorso. I carabinieri di San Donà sono arrivati subito con il comandante della compagnia, il capitano Dario Russo. Dal club di Caposile il presidente Erick Koustatsher e Donatella Ricci, visibilmente sconvolti, sono accorsi assieme ad altri iscritti che frequentano l’aviosuperficie.

Per Antoniazzi, che da tempo frequentava il campo di volo ed era considerato uno dei più esperti, il destino si era già compiuto tragicamente. Sono state raccolte le prime testimonianze da parte dei militari dell’Arma, mentre il velivolo è stato posto sotto sequestro a disposizione dell’autorità giudiziaria. A Caposile, i mezzi della carrozzeria Piave hanno rimosso dal campo di mais la carcassa dell’elicottero Yo Yo di Antoniazzi, completamente distrutta.

Antoniazzi avrebbe compiuto 41 anni il 23 di luglio. Fidanzato con una donna di Motta di Livenza, Luciana, con la quale viveva a Motta di Livenza aveva molti amici e conoscenti anche da queste parti proprio grazie alla frequentazione del club di Caposile. Era un appassionato di volo e di paracadutismo. Un uomo che amava lo sport e la vita all’aria aperta e anche gli sport estremi. Quando aveva un po’ di tempo libero partiva da Motta per raggiungere il club di Caposile. Così aveva fatto ieri pomeriggio, per farsi un giro sul suo piccolo elicottero che conosceva bene e non aveva mai destato particolari problemi. Forse qualcosa è andata storta nelle manovre eseguite poco dopo il decollo e Antoniazzi è stato colto dal panico anche perché si è spezzata la parte posteriore all’improvviso.

L’ultima tragedia che ha coinvolto un unltraleggero risale al 2016 quando ha perso la vita un 77enne di Montebelluna che era partito da Treviso e si era perso nelle nebbie sui cieli di Musile. Nel 2012 era morto anche uno jesolano, Franco Borin assieme a un giovane amico, Simone Conte di Povegliano, dopo un volo sui cieli di Caposile dall’aviosuperficie.

Il presidente e i referenti del club ieri, dopo l’incidente aereo, non hanno voluto commentare e hanno chiesto rispetto e silenzio per la tragedia che ha nuovamente sconvolto il sodalizio. Erano tutti molto legati ad Antoniazzi e hanno voluto chiudere i cancelli dell’aereoclub dopo l’incidente. —

http://nuovavenezia.ge

Ayres S2R-T34 Thrush, F-GOKZ: Fatal accident occurred August 08, 2018 in Diatar, Mauritania

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA235
14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 08, 2018 in Diatar, Mauritania
Aircraft: AYRES S2R, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On August 8, 2018, at an unknown time, an Ayres S2R T34 airplane, F-GOKZ, impacted terrain during an agricultural operation near Diatar, Mauritania. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was being operated under the pertinent civil regulations of the government of Mauritania. The local flight originated from Podor Airport (GOSP), Podor, Senegal.


The accident investigation was delegated by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and is under the jurisdiction and control of the French government. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the French government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau

Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA)
Zone Sud
10 rue de Paris
Aêroport du Bourget
F-93350 Le Bourget Cedex
France 



Un aéronef civil immatriculé F-GOKZ, propriété de la compagnie francaise MID AIR, s’est écrasé, mercredi, en territoire mauritanien, à hauteur de Diatar Sénégal, rapporte à Dakarecho.com, l’antenne de Saint-Louis de la DIRPA.

L’incident survenu en territoire mauritanien a provoqué la mort du pilote de l’aéronef, un ressortissant français du nom de Jean Lucien Boris ».

« L’avion avait décollé de l’Ile à Morphil vers 5 heures 45 ce matin, pour pulvériser des oiseaux granivores. Au retour, c’est à 5 Km à l’est de Podor où l’appareil a eu des problèmes près du village de Diatar (département de Podor).

Le climat était très favorable depuis quelques jours. Il n’y a pas de nuage ni de poussière. Le temps est excellent. Ce ne sont pas les conditions météorologiques. Cela pourrait être la conséquence de défaillances mécaniques comme entre autres, un manque de kérosène. Mais, en tout cas, ce n’est pas à cause des effets de la météo.

Ce qui est sûr, c’est qu’il n’y avait qu’une seule personne à bord. C’est le pilote, de nationalité française. Il n’a pas survécu », déclare le responsable de l’aérodrome de Podor, Amadou Tidiane Ba

Affrêté par la direction de la protection des végétaux (DPV), en partenariat avec Air Technical services de Saint-Louis, l’aéronef avait quitté Podor à 5h47mn pour rallier la localité de Wallaldé pour une mission de lutte anti-aviaire dans la zone des cultures, souligne la source militaire. 

Seule victime de l’accident, le pilote français mort dans le crash d’avion survenu ce mercredi à Podor, devait boucler ce jour la mission qui lui était confiée : détruire les nids des oiseaux granivores qui font des ravages dans les champs.

Parti à l’aube, seul à bord de son appareil, le pilote Français a vu celui-ci s’écraser au retour.

C’était un pilote « très expérimenté qui a participé à beaucoup d’activités similaires dans la sous-région ». Ce, à bord de son avion, un Trush Commander, spécialisé en agriculture et immatriculé en France. Propriété de la société de la victime.

Le pilote français travaillait pour le compte de la Direction de la protection des végétaux (Dpv), de la Saed (Société nationales d’aménagement et d’exploitation des terres) et du Comité de lutte anti-aviaire. « Dans lutte contre les oiseaux granivores, il permettait d’agir directement sur les sites de dortoirs », renseigne une de nos sources.

La dépouille mortelle du pilote décédé sur le coup a été acheminée à Rosso Mauritanie.

L’appareil, Ayres S-2R T34 le Thrush Commander, est un avion d’épandage agricole américain qui a été produit à plus de 2 000 exemplaires par divers constructeurs successifs.

C’est un des appareils les plus répandus de sa catégorie dans le monde, puisqu’on le trouve en service dans plus de 70 pays.

http://www.dakar-echo.com

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee, XB-EGL (and) Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, XB-DVX: Fatal accident occurred July 22, 2018 in Namiquipa, Chihuahua, Mexico

CEN18WA305A
LAVIA ARGENTINA S.A. PA-25-260

CEN18WA305B
LAVIA ARGENTINA S.A. PA-25-235





La Fiscalía Zona Occidente informó que cerca de las 9:30 de la mañana de este día chocaron dos aeronaves que realizaban maniobras en la zona, en un campo agrícola cercano a la brecha conocida como Cerro Pelón.

Al llegar los oficiales encontraron los restos de las avionetas y a un lado de ellas el cuerpo de un masculino que fue identificado como Manuel de Jesús P. A.

El accidente ocurrió cuando los pilotos fumigaban un sembradío de maíz en donde todavía se percibe un fuerte olor a veneno que contenían las aeronaves.

Paramédicos trasladaron al hospital San Isidro en El Terrero, Namiquipa a Jesús Gúmaro L. T, sin embargo a causa de las heridas lo trasladarían a la ciudad de Chihuahua.

En el lugar se solicitó la presencia de personal de Aeronáutica civil para hacerse cargo de la investigación de las causas de este percance.

http://tiempo.com

Robinson R44 Raven II, SP-MAP: Fatal accident occurred July 11, 2018 in Domecko, Poland

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA268
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Domecko, Poland
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On July 11, 2018, at 0736 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Robinson Helicopter R-44 II helicopter, SP-MAP, impacted terrain near Opole, Poland. 2 occupants were fatally injured, and 1 occupant was seriously injured.


The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Poland. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Poland. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


State Commission on Aircraft Accident Investigation

ul. Chalubinskiego 4/6
00-928 Warsaw, Poland





W Domecku koło Opola rozbił się śmigłowiec. Dwie osoby zginęły. Trzecia osoba został przewieziona do szpitala. Informację w tej sprawie dostaliśmy od słuchacza na Gorącą Linię RMF FM.

Do zdarzenia doszło niedaleko miejscowości Domecko. Według wstępnych informacji, na pokładzie śmigłowca, który spadł kilkadziesiąt metrów od drogi, były trzy osoby. Dwie z nich nie żyją. Trzecia osoba została przetransportowana do szpitala.

Jak informuje dziennikarz RMF FM, była to prywatna maszyna, ale nie wiadomo jeszcze, do kogo należała. Rozbiła się około 60 metrów od drogi i 30 metrów od najbliższych zabudowań. 

https://www.rmf24.pl

Horizon Air ends more than three decades of flight service to Lewiston, Idaho



Lewiston’s up-and-down relationship with commercial air carriers hit a new low Saturday, when Alaska Air Group’s Horizon Air subsidiary ended service to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport after 35 years.

The move leaves Delta/SkyWest as the sole air carrier still serving the Lewiston market. It currently only flies to Salt Lake City.

About a dozen Horizon employees were on hand for the company’s final day of operations here, which included one arrival from Seattle and two departures to Boise and Seattle. Besides high-fiving passengers and thanking them for their support, they also took group photos in front of the planes.

“They’re a great group of people,” said Jerry Price Mars, who worked for Horizon for three years and came to see the last flight. “They’re like a big family. A couple of them have worked there almost 30 years.”

That’s almost as long as Horizon has been in the Lewiston market. The company began service here in 1983, making it one of the airport’s longest-serving air carriers.

In recent years, however, Horizon flights were typically only about 60 percent full, compared with 85 percent system-wide. That prompted the company to announce in March that it was pulling out of Lewiston.

Passengers Saturday were still trying to figure out how that will affect their travel schedules in the future. If they can’t make a connection out of Salt Lake City, they may have to drive to Pullman or Spokane —adding another layer of stress, complexity and cost to their travel plans.

“I know Pullman is only 30 to 40 minutes away, but it’s a lot more convenient (flying out of Lewiston),” said Makaylin Jardin, a Lewis-Clark State College transfer student who was flying home to Hawaii for a friend’s wedding.

On her return flight, she said, “I’m probably going to have to fly into Pullman and ask my boyfriend to pick me up. Before, he could have just dropped my car off at the airport.”

About half the passengers leaving on Horizon’s last flight to Seattle arrived in the area by cruise ship.

“I don’t know what people are going to do next week,” said Virginia Thresh of Grass Valley, Calif. “The only other option would be to rent a car or take the bus offered by the cruise line up to Spokane.”

State Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, arrived on Horizon’s last flight from Seattle. He’s been a steady customer of the airline – particularly during the legislative session, when he buys a block of tickets to fly back-and-forth to Boise.

“I’d buy a half-dozen tickets for about $50 one-way,” he said. “A Delta flight’s probably going to cost about $300, so I’ll be driving.”

Horizon is hardly the first airline to pull out of the Lewiston market, but the loss of its Boise and Seattle flights represents a major change from 1994 – the airport’s 50th anniversary – when passengers had multiple destinations to choose from.

“Record levels of passenger activity were reached in 1993, as more than 84,000 customers passed through the doors of the terminal building,” noted former Airport Manager Robin Turner, in a lengthy history of the airport he wrote for its 50th anniversary celebration. “In 1994, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport is the only small community airport in the northwestern United States having direct service to every hub (in the region), including Boise, Portland, Seattle and Spokane.”

However, Turner’s report also highlighted the constant up-and-down nature of commercial air service in Lewiston – from the 1930s and ‘40s, when it wasn’t clear the community even wanted its own airport, to the deregulation era in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, when a half-dozen small regional airlines and larger air carriers came and went in rapid succession.

“Ever hear of Air Pacific?” asked a Lewiston Tribune story in 1983. “How about Execuair? No? Well, try on Tri-State Airways.”



Execuair offered flights to Boise and Pullman in 1978. Gem State Airlines provided service to Lewiston for about 11 months in 1978 and ‘79. Big Sky Airlines offered flights to Missoula for a short time, while Mountain West flew to Boise during the winter of 1980-’81. Cascade Airways was one of the more stable companies, providing service to Lewiston for about 17 years, from 1969 to ‘86.

The fickle character of the airline industry itself is also apparent from one of Lewiston’s greatest success stories – Zimmerly Airlines, which brothers Bert and Fred Zimmerly started here.

Local historian Steve Branting noted that the company was just the second regional airline in the nation to be certified by the Civil Aeronautics Board to provide service to small communities. It began offering flights from Lewiston to Boise on a trial basis in 1944, as soon as the airport was open for operation. Passengers had to crawl through a barbed wire fence to get to the plane, where they handed the fare directly to the pilot. The cost was $17.75 one way.



Zimmerly Airlines later became Empire Air Lines, which merged with West Coast Airlines in 1952. Subsequent mergers resulted in the company being renamed Air West, then Hughes Air West, then Republic Airlines, which finally pulled out of the Lewiston market in 1982. Republic later became part of Northwest Airlines, which merged with Delta.

“The initial airline service in Lewiston worked because of a minimal regulatory environment, and because the aircraft and airline companies were small and appropriate to the market,” noted Turner, in an updated history he wrote before retiring in 2014. “They were able to continue service regardless of the underlying economic viability because the federal government subsidized them … In 1978, Congress deregulated the airline industry and the handwriting was on the wall. The subsidies would end and airlines would, for the most part, have to survive as private companies. They were in charge of their own economic destiny, free to move into or out of markets. With that, service to many smaller communities proved to be financially (unsustainable) with the large aircraft of the day.”

The best way for communities to avoid that fate, he said, is to take care of the air carriers they have.

Former Lewiston City Councilor Jesse Maldonado was also a passenger on Horizon’s last flight from Seattle. He said people on the plane were clearly disappointed when it was announced that was the company’s final arrival in Lewiston.

“Hopefully they’ll be back,” he said. “I think that’s what everyone is working towards.”

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Bellanca 8KCAB Super Decathlon, C-GDLP: Fatal accident occurred July 12, 2018 near Buttonville Municipal (CYKZ), Ontario, Canada

Dr. Shehbaz Butt 


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA320
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Thursday, July 12, 2018 in Toronto, Canada
Aircraft: Champion 8KCAB, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On July 12, 2018, at 2359 universal coordinated time, a Bellanca 8KCAB, Canadian registration C-GDLP, declared an emergency and impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from the Toronto/Buttonville Airport (CYKZ), Ontario, Canada. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post impact fire.


The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Canadian government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Canadian government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


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Shehbaz Butt, a Toronto-area doctor who was known for his mountain climbing attempts on the world’s highest peaks, has died in a plane crash.

The 46-year-old father of four, who worked as an anesthesiologist, was flying a small plane that went down near Buttonville Municipal Airport on Thursday evening.

A friend, Joe Raftis, confirmed that Dr. Butt was the plane’s pilot. “He was quite the adventurer … a genuinely nice person. I’m just lucky to have met him,” Mr. Raftis said.

Dr. Butt’s death was also announced in a staff e-mail at his workplace, Markham Stouffville Hospital.

“It is tragic news to hear of this loss of a long-standing MSH physician. We know he will be sorely missed,” the e-mail said.

For the past eight years, Dr. Butt had attempted to reach the summits of the highest mountains on all seven continents. His bid to climb Mount Everest in April of 2014 coincided with an avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas. Calling off the climb, he instead helped treat the injured guides.

Mr. Raftis said that Dr. Butt had been taking piloting lessons and had his own hangar and runway at his suburban home.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has sent a team of investigators to the scene.

Alexandre Fournier, a TSB spokesman, said that a small plane had just left a Buttonville runway Thursday evening when the pilot radioed that he had problems and did a right turn back toward the airport. The nose of the plane dropped and it crashed southwest of the airport.

The aircraft, a 1980 Bellanca 8KCAB, a two-seat single-engine plane commonly known as a Super Decathlon, belonged to Dr. Butt, according to Transport Canada records.

Dr. Butt, who spoke English, Punjabi and Urdu, was born in Pakistan.

He was one of four children raised by a single mother, Mr. Raftis said, adding that they were all encouraged in their studies, with the other siblings becoming a dentist, a pharmacist and a computer scientist.

After the family moved to Canada, he attended high school in east-end Toronto, graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1997, then did post-graduate training in anesthesiology at the University of Toronto. A year after completing his residency, he joined Markham Stouffville Hospital in 2003.

Even when he was still in medical school, he was an outdoors person. He told Mr. Raftis that he would go on camping trips and study in the evening with his laptop in his tent.

According to a blog for his Everest expedition, Dr. Butt became interested in mountain climbing after speaking with a cancer patient who had returned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

He decided to climb the highest peak of each continent. In 2010, he reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The following year, he was in Russia, climbing Mount Elbrus, followed by Indonesia’s Mount Puncak Jaya in 2012 and Mount Denali in Alaska in 2013.

He was not a reckless thrill seeker. In 2011, Dr. Butt was three quarters of the way up Mount Aconcagua in the Andes but turned back because of high winds. He returned in 2016 and reached the summit with his wife, Ramona, and Mr. Raftis.

The two peaks he did not reach were Everest and Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica.

Dr. Butt and Mr. Raftis, the owner of the Hiker’s Haven sports store in Oakville, had met through their mutual love for the outdoors.

When they attempted their Everest climb in 2014, Dr. Butt also used the trip to raise money for his hospital.

They were at the southern base camp, getting acclimated to the high altitude when, around 6:50 a.m. they heard the sound of an avalanche.

Rescue helicopters began flying back dead and injured Sherpas. Dr. Butt and six other climbers who were also physicians helped look after the wounded so they could be airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital.

He helped stabilize a man left unconscious by head trauma. He treated a guide for a broken leg and another with broken ribs and kidney injuries.

“This has been a very tragic and moving experience … I feel like I left a little of myself there,” he told The Globe and Mail afterward.

Mr. Raftis said Dr. Butt had talked about returning to Everest next year.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, operated by Epix Aviation, N1537U: Accident occurred August 26, 2018 at New Kent County Airport (W96), Quinton, Virginia

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1537U

Location: New Kent, VA
Accident Number: ERA18LA233
Date & Time: 08/26/2018, 1610 EDT
Registration: N1537U
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On August 26, 2018, about 1610 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N1537U, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain at New Kent County Airport (W96) in Quinton, Virginia. The student pilot was seriously injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and no flight plan was filed for the solo cross-country instructional flight that departed from Chesapeake Regional Airport (CPK), Norfolk, Virginia, about 1510. The airplane was operated by Epix Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the operator, this was the pilot's second flight of the day. He had previously flown the accident airplane with his flight instructor performing practice maneuvers. The accident flight was a solo cross country with an intended route of CPK-W96-CPK.

A witness located outside the main hangar at the W96 fixed base operator (FBO) heard the accident airplane's engine, looked up and saw the airplane in a steep left turn with the nose "about 40 degrees down". It then descended out of view behind the hangar, shortly thereafter he heard sounds of an impact. Based on his description, the airplane had apparently approached runway 29, however he did not see it perform a go-around, or a touch-and-go landing, prior to his observation of the steep left descending turn. By policy, the operator does not permit student pilots to perform touch-and-go landings on solo cross-country flights.

About 700 feet south of the runway centerline at midfield, the airplane struck a power line, impacted terrain and three different sections of fencing while crossing a road, before coming to rest nose down in the grass adjacent to the FBO parking lot. The path from the initial ground scars to the main wreckage site was 65 feet long and oriented along a heading of about 85° magnetic.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector revealed that all major components of the airplane were present at the accident site. The forward fuselage was crushed aft and remained in a 90-degree nose down attitude. The empennage was completely separated just aft of the rear window and folded downward relative to the fuselage with the tail resting on the ground. Both wings were substantially damaged and crushed aft and the left wing was partially separated near its root. An outboard section of left wing and aileron about 3 feet long was completely separated from the remainder of the wing.

Flight control continuity was established from the cockpit area to the control surfaces. The flaps were found in the retracted position and the elevator trim tab displaced about 1" trailing edge up (airplane nose down direction).

All engine controls (throttle, mixture, carburetor heat) were found in the full forward positions. The fuel selector was found in the "both" position. One propeller blade had leading edge gouge marks from about mid span to the tip while the other blade was inaccessible underneath the wreckage.

A review of airplane maintenance logbooks revealed that the most recent airframe 100-hour inspection was performed on June 8, 2018. The aircraft total time was 9787 hours, which was about 85 hours prior to the accident. The most recent engine 100-hour inspection was performed on August 7, 2018, about 27 hours prior to the accident, at the time when the newly overhauled engine was installed.

According to flight school records, the student pilot had accumulated 40 hours of total flight experience, all of which was in the same make/model as the accident airplane, of which 5 were as pilot in command.

At 1615, the reported weather at W96 included wind from 220° at 3 knots.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1537U
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Epix Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: W96, 121 ft msl
Observation Time: 1615 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Norfolk, VA (CPK)
Destination: New Kent, VA (W96)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  37.501389, -77.126111 (est)



NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- The pilot of a small plane that crashed at the New Kent County Airport Sunday afternoon was seriously injured, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers were called to 6901 Terminal Road just before 4:15 p.m.

"The troopers preliminary investigation reveals that the pilot of a Cessna 172M Skyhawk was coming in for a landing," Sgt. Keeli L. Hill with Virginia State Police said. "Just prior to touching down, the pilot veered to the left striking some guide wires."

Officials said the victim was transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported.

Troopers said the FAA has been notified, as is procedure, and that the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) -  The pilot of a single-engine Cessna plane is recovering after being seriously injured during a plane crash in New Kent County. 

Virginia State Police were called around 4:12 p.m. to 6901 Terminal Road. 

Police say the plane was coming in for a landing, but just before touching down the pilot veered to the left striking some guide wires. 

The pilot was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. 

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. 

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.nbc12.com