Friday, August 31, 2018

First Boutique Air flyers land at Telluride Regional (KTEX): New commercial service celebrated by airline, airport board and Colorado Flights Alliance

Boutique Air Flight 732 receives sustenance on the tarmac of Telluride Regional Airport Wednesday, shortly after completing the airline’s inaugural Denver-to-Telluride route. 


Descending the airstair of a Pilatus PC-12 plane Wednesday, a Texas couple made one small step for man, one giant leap for continued commercial air service to Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX). 

Brad and Jill Renner, of Austin, joined five other passengers and two pilots on Boutique Air Flight 732, the airline’s inaugural flight from Denver International Airport to TEX.   

Although the service was only disclosed last week, Jill Renner “just happened to be on Instagram when it was announced, so I canceled our flight (from Denver) to Montrose, and booked these seats on Boutique to Telluride.”  

Said Brad Renner, “This is our 9th time here for Telluride Film Festival, and we’re happy to reach town so quickly. Everyone was all smiles on the flight. The weather was good. The views were good. The pilot was good.” 

Before the flight arrived, Matt Skinner, Colorado Flights Alliance COO, and Boutique welcomed about 20 interested parties to an airport reception, featuring a selection of cheeses and charcuterie from Over the Moon. The mood was light as attendees assembled in the upstairs observation deck to see the single-engine plane drop gracefully from a clear blue sky to the runway. 

Boutique’s planes certainly differ from those used to serve Telluride by Great Lakes Aviation before that airline dropped service in March. In contrast to Great Lake’s aging 19-seaters, Boutique is flying newish luxurious planes — Pilatus PC-12s and Beechcraft King Air 350s — that host eight passengers in wide, first-class-like leather seats that recline. A peek inside the PC-12 revealed plentiful legroom, easy-to-reach power outlets and elegant wood paneling. 

All Boutique Air flights will have two pilots onboard, although only one is required for the smaller planes. As Boutique Air CEO Shawn Simpson recently told the Aviation Tribune, “Two pilots give you peace of mind, and it is truly safer. And when things get complicated in the air, it’s really good to have another pilot there to help out.”

Shortly after landing Wednesday, copilot Chris Lawler described his first landing at TEX as “very exciting. It felt like flying a private plane. But it was very smooth, and memorable only for being the first. Pilots enjoy unmemorable flights like today’s.” 

Lawler added that he’d watched numerous videos to prepare for landing at TEX, but that the natural beauty was still astounding. “This (9,078 feet above sea level) runway is very high for us,” he said. 

Indeed it is, and mountain weather occasionally caused Great Lakes flights to divert to Montrose. Boutique, Lawler said, would likely divert flights to Cortez Municipal Airport, which has hosted Boutique since 2016. 

On Wednesday, two Boutique counters were operating within the terminal; one was manned by Jennifer Armstrong, Boutique’s interim team leader for the airport. Working on a laptop, Armstrong said she needed Centurylink to come by and iron out some internet service issues, but that operations were going smoothly so far. 

Armstrong acknowledged that summer flying in the mountains differed from winter flying. 

“As operations permit,” she said, “we’ll want to be year-round here. We do have to look at the demands of skiers, to see what their baggage compartment needs will be. We’ll probably have to use our King Air 350s in winter to accommodate bigger bags and skis.” 

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

Cessna 140, N2167V: Accident occurred August 30, 2018 at Tehachapi Municipal Airport (KTSP), Kern County, California

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

Aircraft lost power on takeoff.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2167V

Date: 31-AUG-18
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N2167V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TEHACHAPI
State: CALIFORNIA

United Parcel Service, Boeing 757-24APF, N474UP: Accident occurred August 28, 2018 at The Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID), Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; UPS Certificate Management Office

Flight Number 634: Aircraft reported smoke in the cockpit and performed emergency landing. During flight crew evacuation, one (1) crewmember sustained a serious injury.

United Parcel Service Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N474UP

Date: 28-AUG-18
Time: 20:54:00Z
Regis#: N474UP
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 757
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UPS
Flight Number: 634
City: CEDAR RAPIDS
State: IOWA

Cozy MK IV, N628X: Incident occurred August 30, 2018 in Erwin, Harnett County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

https://registry.faa.gov/N628X

Aircraft made forced landing in field after loss of power.

Date: 30-AUG-18
Time: 20:06:00Z
Regis#: N628X
Aircraft Make: CHARLES JOSEPH ROSS
Aircraft Model: MK-4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ERWIN
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Date: 30-AUG-18
Time: 20:06:00Z
Regis#: N628X
Aircraft Make: CHARLES JOSEPH ROSS
Aircraft Model: MK-4
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ERWIN
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 340, N34NY: Incident occurred August 30, 2018 at Cape May County Airport (KWWD), Wildwood, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Unknown

Aircraft experienced a brake failure and veered off taxiway onto the grass.

Air Hamptons Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N34NY

Date: 30-AUG-18
Time: 13:46:00Z
Regis#: N34NY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 340
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
City: NEW JERSEY
State: WILDWOOD

Aer Lingus, Boeing 757, EI-LBT: Accident occurred August 24, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania

NTSB Identification: DCA18CA272
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 129: Foreign operation of Aer Lingus
Accident occurred Friday, August 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA
Aircraft: BOEING 757, registration: EI-LBT

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.

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The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating an incident involving a ground crew worker who was badly injured at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday evening, during pushback for a departing Aer Lingus flight. Police identified the victim as a 60-year-old man, and said he was caught under an airplane moving tug and the wheel of the plane. The man was placed in critical condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, police said.

"The NTSB is investigating this accident," a spokesman for the safety board said. "We're still at the early stages."

The Aer Lingus flight, bound for Dublin, was being operated by a different airline, ASL Ireland. The injured worker was employed by a separate ground handling company, Dubai-based Dnata. According to ASL spokesman Andrew Kelly, the ground handling crew had control of the airplane during the incident, which ASL also reported to safety regulators in Ireland.

Dnata confirmed the injured worker is their employee. "We are providing him and his family with all possible support," a spokesman said. The company didn't comment on how the incident occurred, or the type of work the man was performing when it happened.

"A formal investigation is currently being undertaken to determine the facts and we will continue to work with the relevant authorities," the Dnata spokesman said.

Airlines routinely contract with service providers to handle the pushback from the gate before takeoff.

Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said PHL reported the incident to federal authorities Friday night. "The NTSB has requested basic information about this incident and the airport responded."

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www2.philly.com

Cessna 210C, N4568C: Accident occurred August 25, 2018 in Prineville, Crook County, Oregon

https://registry.faa.gov/N4568C

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA509
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Prineville, OR
Aircraft: Cessna 210, registration: N4568C

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.

Cirrus SR20 G2, Aero-Beta Flight Training, D-EWTG and Dallach D.4B Fascination, D-MJEK: Fatal accident occurred April 15, 2018 near Schwäbisch Hall Airport (EDTY), Germany



NTSB Identification: CEN18WA141A
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Adolf Wurth Airport, Germany
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR20, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On April 15, 2018, at 1300 UTC, a Cirrus SR-20, D-EWTG, and a Dallach D4b Fascination, D-MJEK, encountered a midair collision under unknown circumstances near Adolf Würth Airport (EDTY), Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Both aircraft were destroyed; and the pilots, the sole occupants in each airplane, were fatally injured. The Cirrus S-20 had departed from Stuttgart Airport (EDDS), Stuttgart, Germany with a destination of EDTY. The Dallach D4b Fascination departed from Regensburg, Germany also with a destination of EDTY.


This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU). Under the provisions of Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation as a State of Design, the United States has designated an accredited representative to participate in the investigation. Any further information may be obtained from:


BFU Germany:  Bundestelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung

Hermann-Blenk-Straße 16
38108 Braunschweig
Germany
Telephone: +49 531 35 48-0
E-mail: ops@bfu-web.de
Investigator-in-Charge: Mr. Klaus-Uwe Fuchs
Telephone: +49 531 35 48-0 
E-mail: Klaus-Uwe.Fuchs@bfu-web.de 

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the BFU Germany.


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA141B

14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Adolf Wurth Airport, Germany
Aircraft: DALLACH D4, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On April 15, 2018, at 1300 UTC, a Cirrus SR-20, D-EWTG, and a Dallach D4b Fascination, D-MJEK, encountered a midair collision under unknown circumstances near Adolf Würth Airport (EDTY), Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. Both aircraft were destroyed; and the pilots, the sole occupants in each airplane, were fatally injured. The Cirrus S-20 had departed from Stuttgart Airport (EDDS), Stuttgart, Germany with a destination of EDTY. The Dallach D4b Fascination departed from Regensburg, Germany also with a destination of EDTY.


This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU). Under the provisions of Annex 13 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation as a State of Design, the United States has designated an accredited representative to participate in the investigation. Any further information may be obtained from:


BFU Germany:  Bundestelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung

Hermann-Blenk-Straße 16 
38108 Braunschweig
Germany
Telephone: +49 531 35 48-0
E-mail: ops@bfu-web.de
Investigator-in-Charge: Mr. Klaus-Uwe Fuchs
Telephone: +49 531 35 48-0 
E-mail: Klaus-Uwe.Fuchs@bfu-web.de 

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the BFU Germany.




Bei einem Unfall mit zwei Kleinflugzeugen sind mindestens zwei Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die Polizei geht davon aus, dass es sich um die beiden Piloten handelt.

Schwäbisch Hall - Beim Zusammenprall zweier Kleinflugzeuge in der Nähe von Schwäbisch Hall im Nordosten Baden-Württembergs sind am Sonntag mindestens zwei Menschen ums Leben gekommen. Die Maschinen seien im Landeanflug gewesen, teilte die Polizei mit. Demnach handelt es sich um ein Sportflugzeug und um ein Ultraleichtflugzeug.

Die Rettungskräfte gehen davon aus, dass es sich bei den Toten mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit um die beiden Piloten handelt. Zunächst konnten sie das verunglückte Sportflugzeug nicht näher untersuchen, weil von den Sicherungssystemen für Insassen eine Gefahr für die Retter ausging, wie der Sprecher am Abend sagte. Deshalb war lange unklar, ob weitere Menschen in dem Flugzeug saßen.

Erst spät am Abend hieß es von der Polizei: „In der Maschine befand sich sonst niemand mehr.“ Dennoch suchten die Einsatzkräfte weiter: „Es kann natürlich sein, dass jemand herausgeschleudert wurde.“ Ein Polizeisprecher hielt dies aber für wenig wahrscheinlich. In dem Sportflugzeug können bis zu vier Menschen Platz finden.

Bergung der Maschinen dauert bis weit in den Montag
Das Ultraleichtflugzeug brannte den Angaben nach aus und wurde von der Feuerwehr gelöscht. Die Bergung der Maschinen sollte bis weit in den Montag hinein andauern. Auf Bildern von der Unglücksstelle waren viele Trümmer zu sehen. Die Polizei wollte in der Nacht auch die Identität der beiden Toten klären.

Die Absturzstelle rund 6000 Meter von dem dortigen Flughafen Adolf Würth wurde weiträumig abgesperrt. Ein Polizeihubschrauber war vor Ort. Das Technische Hilfswerk sollte die Unglücksstelle ausleuchten. Experten der Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung wurden eingeschaltet. Woher die Flugzeuge kamen, war am Abend unklar.

Die Kriminalpolizei Schwäbisch Hall bittet derweil dringend um Zeugenhinweise. Insbesondere suchen die Ermittler eine Gruppe Jugendlicher oder junger Erwachsener, die sich zum Unglückszeitpunkt in der Nähe der Absturzstelle aufgehalten haben.

Auch Personen, die zufällig Filmaufnahmen des Ungglücks aufgenommen haben, werden gebeten, sich zu melden. Zeugenhinweise werden unter der Telefonnummer 0791/400-0 entgegen genommen.

https://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de

Cessna 750 Citation X, N752TX: Accident occurred July 23, 2018 at Cork Airport (ORK), Ireland

CEN18WA324

Textron Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N752TX





An executive jet suffered a burst nose wheel before departure.

This evening the airport says operations have returned to normal.

Passengers are being advised to check with their airlines on the status of their flight.

Earlier: Flights delayed at Cork Airport after private jet suffers burst wheel on main runway

There are flight delays at Cork Airport after the nose wheel of an executive jet burst on the runway.

A crane is being sent to remove the aircraft.

No injuries have been reported - but a number of flights have already been cancelled.

Passengers in the airport have reportedly been told all flights will be delayed by at least two hours.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights with the airline.

https://www.irishexaminer.com

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, N62WM: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 at Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED), Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware

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

Went off the runway and struck a sign.

H & M Bay Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N62WM

Date: 29-AUG-18
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N62WM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 510
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GEORGETOWN
State: DELAWARE

Cessna 421B, N421WD: Incident occurred August 28, 2018 at Dubuque Regional Airport (KDBQ), Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Veered off taxiway into the grass, struck a taxiway light.

B & E Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N421WD

Date: 28-AUG-18
Time: 13:20:00Z
Regis#: N421WD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: DUBUQUE
State: IOWA

Beech A36 Bonanza 36, N348T: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 in Manhattan, Kansas

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

Landed in a field.

Drew Jensen Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N348T

Date: 29-AUG-18
Time: 13:40:00Z
Regis#: N348T
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MANHATTAN
State: KANSAS

Piper PA-32RT-300T, N2148B: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 at Lebanon Springfield Airport (6I2), Washington County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Landed hard and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2148B

Date: 30-AUG-18
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N2148B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32RT 300T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: KENTUCKY

Grumman G-164A Ag Cat, registered to and operated by Acadian Dusters LLC, N956X: Accident occurred August 29, 2018 in Lawtell, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N956X

Location: Opelousas, LA
Accident Number: CEN18LA357
Date & Time: 08/29/2018, 1130 CDT
Registration: N956X
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 29, 2018, about 1130 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164A, N956X, was substantially damaged when it impacted a rice field 2.2 miles northwest of Lawtell, Louisiana. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Acadian Dusters LLC, Church Point, Louisiana, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the personal training flight. The local flight originated from Church Point Flyers Airport (6LA5), Church Point, Louisiana.

Preliminary information indicates the pilot took off and flew north to practice agriculture flying. The engine lost power and the pilot made a forced landing in a wet rice field. During the rollout, the airplane bogged down in the mud and nosed over, crushing the vertical stabilizer and rudder.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N956X
Model/Series: G164 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Acadian Dusters LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: 3ZKG

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOPL, 75 ft msl
Observation Time: 1135 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Church Point, LA (6LA5)
Destination: Church Point, LA (6LA5)

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:  30.540833, -92.203611

Cessna 177 Cardinal, N3484T: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 in Ponca City, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Landed on a road, hit a traffic sign and stopped on a ditch.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3484T

Date: 29-AUG-18
Time: 22:50:00Z
Regis#: N3484T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PONCA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA

American General AG5B Tiger, N1196J: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 at McNary Field Airport (KSLE), Salem, Marion County, Oregon

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

Blew tire on landing and went off the runway into the grass.

Salem Pilots Association

https://registry.faa.gov/N1196J

Date: 29-AUG-18
Time: 19:08:00Z
Regis#: N1196J
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN GENERAL
Aircraft Model: AG5B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALEM
State: OREGON

Cessna 152, N48804: Incident occurred August 29, 2018 at Auburn Municipal Airport (S50), King County, Washington

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

Struck runway edge light resulting in prop strike.

G & M Flying LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N48804

Date: 30-AUG-18
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N48804
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: AUBURN
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N7303Y: Incident occurred August 28, 2018 at Boeing Field-King County International Airport (KBFI), Seattle, Washington

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

Prop strike.

Cedar River Flyers

https://registry.faa.gov/N7303Y

Date: 28-AUG-18
Time: 21:16:00Z
Regis#: N7303Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SEATTLE
State: WASHINGTON