Saturday, September 1, 2018

Cessna 152, CS-DGU: Fatal accident occurred July 10, 2018 in Ponte de Sor, Portugal

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA264
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Ponte de Sor, Portugal
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Portugal has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Cessna 152 airplane that occurred on July 10, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Portugal's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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




The rescue teams found the plane crash site on the evening of July 10, 2018 near the municipal airfield Ponte de Sor, Portalegre.

According to GNR, the aircraft crashed and was found around 1.05 on Wednesday south of the airport.

The young man should have been back to the airport when the aircraft crashed.

According to JN, the Cessna 152, commonly used for flight training. The aircraft belongs to the G Air Aviation School / L3 Academy.

According to a source from the District Operations and Relief Command (CDOS), the warning sounded at 10:42 on Tuesday. At around 0.30 on Wednesday there were 48 elements in the field, between firemen and GNR, supported by 27 vehicles.


https://vaaju.com

The plane crashing in Ponte de Sor, Portalegre, was found approximately two hours after the search began, 1500 meters from the local airport's periphery. "The aircraft was found and the only crew member is being evaluated", announced Commissioner Rio Conchinha SIC Notícias.

The relief authorities conducted searches after receiving a warning for an aircraft accident, he told the Lusa source. (CDOS) in Portalegre

"We received a warning at 22:42 for a plane fall at the Ponte de Sor airport. At this point, searches are in place at the site and meanwhile The circumference of the searches has already been expanded," says CDOS source at Lusa, at 00:20.

Beechcraft C90B King Air, VT-UPZ: Fatal accident occurred June 28, 2018 in Sarvodaya Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, India

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA185
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, June 28, 2018 in Mumbai, India
Aircraft: BEECH C90, registration:
Injuries: 5 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On June 28, 2018, at 0740 Universal Coordinated Time, a King Air C90 airplane, VT-UPZ, was destroyed when it impacted the ground near Mumbai, India. The airplane was operated under the pertinent regulations of the Government of India. The two pilots, two flight engineers and one individual on the ground were fatally injured.


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


The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau


Safdarjung Airport,

New Delhi, India - 110003
Tel: 011-24658051
Fax: (91) 11 2469-3963
email: aaib.moca@nic.in 







Almost a month after a private aircraft crashed into an under-construction building in Ghatkopar claiming five lives, it has emerged that its Mumbai-based owner, U Y Aviation, which had bought it for Rs 1.4 crore in 2016, spent close to Rs 6 to Rs 7 crore on its maintenance and repair.

More than 80 per cent parts of Beechcraft King Air C-90 (VT-UPZ), including its brakes, were new. The aircraft had undergone five sets of structural repairs. The family of co-pilot Marya Zuberi (47), who died in the crash along with three others onboard and one pedestrian, want the police to register an FIR against the aviation company and has called the aircraft “junk”.

While the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is probing the crash, the family has demanded an independent inquiry. The aircraft was “actively” used for flying chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, including Mulayam Singh Yadav. Pune-based aviation company Silver Jubilee bought it in 2015 for Rs 1.3 crore. Within seven-eight months, the company, claiming lack of funds for its repairs, sold the aircraft to the U Y Aviation for Rs 1.4 crore.

“When the aircraft had suffered an accident in UP in 2009, its nose-wheel was broken. We bought it at the auction in 2016 and parked it at the Indamer’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Centre at the Juhu airport in Mumbai. We decided to sell the aircraft after realising that we would not be able to repair it as it required close to Rs 4.5-5 crore. Its parking charges also cost us much,” Ashok Shinde, director and CEO, Silver Jubilee said.

According to Indamer MRO, the aircraft was brought to their Mumbai-based office in two separate trucks. The aircraft underwent five sets of structural repairs, which involved installing new machinery and changing its brakes.

“The official work on the plane started in 2017. With due approvals from the safety body Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), we prepared a work scope for the required changes in the aircraft. Almost 80 per cent of the parts of the damaged aircraft had been bought from its US-based manufacturer Textron Aviation,” said Rajiv Gupta, CEO, Indamer. Textron acquired aircraft manufacturer Beechcraft in 2013.

The new parts that were bought for the aircraft included propellers, twin-engines, landing gears, weather radar and air dials. As the C-90 has a Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), as opposed to Flight Data Recorder found in modern helicopters, a new CVR, which could record conversation between the pilots and the Air Traffic Control for two hours, as opposed to 20 minutes, was installed.

A team of five engineers from Indamer MRO worked between January 2017 and June 2018 on the aircraft.  “In May, the DGCA approved its test flight. After two months of rigorous ground tests, it was deemed ready for a test flight on June 25 that was delayed to June 28 as ‘Notice to Airmen’ was issued at the Juhu airport,” Gupta added.

The aircraft was taking its first test flight on June 28. According to sources in U Y Aviation, the aircraft was meant to be used as a heli-ambulance had it received the Certificate of Airworthiness after its successful test flight.

“Since the insurance formalities are now underway, we are not in a position to offer any comment on this ,” said Prakash Mirpuri, spokesperson, U Y Aviation.

In response to the involvement by Textron in maintaining this aircraft, they claim they have offered “investigative assistance to the local authorities”.

https://indianexpress.com

Columbia LC41-550FG, XB-OHG: Fatal accident occurred July 04, 2018 in Vallecillos, Mexico

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA327
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 04, 2018 in Vallecillos, Mexico
Aircraft: COLUMBIA LC41-550FG, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 4, 2018, about 1910 UTC, a Mexican registered Columbia LC41-550FG airplane, XB-OHG, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing due to a loss of engine power near Vallecillos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The pilot was not injured. The flight originated from the Laredo International Airport (KLRD), Laredo, Texas, and was en route to Culiacan International Airport (MMCL), Culiacan, Mexico.

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

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT)
Direccion General de Aeronutica Civil (DGAC)
Col Narvarte, Del. Benito Juárez
Mexico, D.F, Mexico c.p. 15620
Tel: (55)57239300

Robinson R44 Raven , OM-TTM: Fatal accident occurred July 07, 2018 in Kanaš, Slovakia

Marián Troliga († 63) sa zrútil s jednomotorovým vrtuľníkom v časti Kanaš.





NTSB Identification: CEN18WA261

14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Saturday, July 07, 2018 in Kanaš, Slovakia
Aircraft: ROBINSON R44 Raven I, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On July 7, 2018, at 1640 coordinated universal time, a Robinson R22 Raven 1, OM-TTM, impacted powerlines during takeoff near Kanaš, Slovak Republic. The helicopter was destroyed. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.


The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Aviation and Maritime Investigation Authority. This report is for informational purposes only.


Ministry of Transport, Post and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic

Aviation and Maritime Investigation Authority of the Slovak Republic
Namestie Slobody 6, P.O. BOX 100, 810 05 Slovak Republic 









Známy prešovský podnikateľ absolvoval svoj posledný let vo Veľkom Šariši (okr. Prešov) v sobotu podvečer.

Marián Troliga († 63) sa zrútil s jednomotorovým vrtuľníkom v časti Kanaš. Malý stroj sa mu rotorom zamotal do drôtov vysokého napätia a jeho pád znamenal pilotovu smrť. Šťastie mali obyvatelia okolitých domov, ktorí tragédiu videli na vlastné oči a v šoku sledovali, či vrtuľník, alebo jeho časť, nespadne na nich.

Pilot pristál na poli medzi domami približne hodinu predtým, ako došlo k nešťastiu. Osudným sa mu stal pokus o vzlet. „Grilovali sme na dvore aj s malými deťmi. Zrazu sme videli, že stroj sa nekontrolovane točí neďaleko nás. Poriadne nás to vydesilo. Potom spadol na zem niekoľko desiatok metrov od nás. Bol to poriadny rachot. Úlomky nám popadali do záhrady. Utekali sme s deťmi do domu. Z vrtuľníka sa ani nedymilo, ani nehorel,” povedal Miroslav (38), majiteľ domu, ktorý stojí neďaleko miesta nešťastia.

Ešte bližšie stál Martin Kolozsy. „Pozeral som, čo ešte treba urobiť na záhrade. Vtedy som zazrel vrtuľník, ktorý sa čudne pohyboval a otáčal. Letel hore-dolu, hneď som mal pocit, že je neovládateľný. Stál som ako skamenený. Dopadol asi 15 metrov odo mňa. Hneď som volal 112 a doteraz sa z toho spamätávam,” povedal dve hodiny po páde vrtuľníka Robinson R44 Raven I.

Na miesto prišla aj spoločníčka M. Troligu z firmy. „Nedokážem tomu uveriť. Podnikali sme spolu vyše 20 rokov. Bol to super človek. Pracovitý, vo všetkom sa na neho dalo spoľahnúť. Vrtuľník pilotoval 3 roky. Používal ho predovšetkým pracovne. Často aj do zahraničia,” vysvetlila zronená Iveta. Tesne po nej prišiel do Kanaša Troligov syn Tomáš, ktorý je známym hokejistom.

Pred časom sa vystrábil z vážnej nehody na motorke. On sa z nej dostal. Jeho otec, ktorý vlastnil viacero firiem - SAD Poprad, opravovne MT, závod na výrobu autobusov v Levoči i reštauráciu, také šťastie nemal. Prípad vyšetruje  polícia. „Na miesto boli prizvané aj zložky Leteckého a námorného vyšetrovacieho útvaru. Policajný vyšetrovateľ začal stíhanie pre trestný čin usmrtenia,“ uviedla prešovská krajská policajná hovorkyňa Jana Ligdayová.



Chybu môže spraviť i skúsený pilot

Peter Korba, majiteľ školy pre pilotov vrtuľníkov ATO Heli company

Z videa je jasné, že vrtuľník zachytil drôty. Buď ich pilot prehliadol, alebo nestihol preletieť. Kým sa neukončí vyšetrovanie, nedá sa vylúčiť ani spolupôsobiaca technická príčina. U pilotov je to tak, že aj majster tesár sa môže utnúť. I keď vedel, že tam drôty sú, ešte to neznamená, že v kritickom momente si to uvedomil a včas zaregistroval.

Chybu môže urobiť aj skúsený pilot. Nedá sa úplne vylúčiť, že sa aj taký, ktorý ctí všetky bezpečnostné zásady, niekam v nesprávnom momente nezapozerá a nespraví osudnú chybu. Je viacero momentov, ktoré majú vplyv na bezpečnosť lietania. Zjednodušene hovoríme o technických príčinách a zlyhaní ľudského faktora, ktorý môže zlyhať nielen u pilota, ale aj u technického, prípadne riadiaceho personálu. Spočiatku zohráva veľkú úlohu neskúsenosť, neskôr prichádza rutina a človek môže stratiť rešpekt aj tam, kde je potrebný.

Piloti to vedia a dávajú si pozor, napriek tomu sa nedá na 100 % vylúčiť, že chybu spravia. S vrtuľníkom môžete pristáť prakticky hocikde, ak plocha spĺňa parametre. Nepotrebujete letisko ani heliport. Dvojmotorový vrtuľník 1. výkonnostnej triedy môže pristáť aj do zastavanej oblasti a jednomotorový mimo nej. Toto však myslím bola oblasť, kde mohol pristáť aj jednomotorový stroj.

Vydania knihy o sebe sa nedožil

Najťažšie sa so smrťou Mariána Troligu vyrovnávajú jeho najbližší. Pre médiá sa zatiaľ nechceli vyjadrovať. V sídle firmy zriadili pietne miesto na pamiatku zosnulého. Tragédia hlboko zasiahla aj kronikárku Máriu Maľarovú. „Celú noc som nespala, len som na to myslela. Veľmi dobre som s Mariánom Troligom vychádzala. Spolupracovali sme a napísala som o ňom knihu. Pozbierala som všetky možné dostupné materiály aj z čias športovej kariéry, keď pretekal na motorkách. On získal ocenenie Majster športu! Mám hotových 400 strán. Práve v nedeľu sme mali mať stretnutie k ukončeniu knihy... Veľká škoda, že sa toho nedožil,“ spomína smutne Mária. Dúfa, že dielo sa jej predsa podarí vydať. 

Všetkým, čo Mariána Troligu poznali, bude podľa nej veľmi chýbať. „Bol to človek veľmi precízny a precíznosť vyžadoval od každého. Pracoval do noci a ráno už bol prvý v práci,“ hovorí kronikárka. Marián Troliga podnikal v Prešove, Levoči, Veľkom Krtíši. Zamestnával asi 500 ľudí. Jeho veľkým cieľom bola výstavba nového zimného štadióna v Prešove.

https://www.cas.sk

Cessna F172N Skyhawk, PH-SBM: Fatal accident occurred May 22, 2018 in Stolwijk, Netherlands


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA190
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Stolwijk, Netherlands
Aircraft: Reims F172N, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 22, 2018, about 0930 UTC, a Reims Aviation, F172N airplane, PH-SBM, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain near Stolwijk, The Netherlands. The two pilots on board the airplane were fatally injured. The foreign, local personal flight departed from the Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD), near Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of The Netherlands. Any further information regarding the investigation can be obtained from:

The Dutch Safety Board
P.O. Box 95404
2509 CK THE HAGUE
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 333 7000
Facsimile: +31 70 333 7077
www.safetyboard.nl

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the Dutch Safety Board, The Netherlands.



STOLWIJK - Bij het vliegtuigongeluk van dinsdagochtend in Stolwijk zijn twee doden gevallen. Dat bevestigt de brandweer dinsdagmiddag tegenover Omroep West. Het gaat om de inzittenden van het vliegtuigje.

Het toestel was opgestegen vanaf Rotterdam The Hague Airport. Het stortte dinsdagochtend rond 11.30 uur neer nadat het in de polder bij het dorp in aanraking kwam met een rij bomen en een onderdeel verloor. Op enige afstand van het wrak ligt nog een deel van het vliegtuig, zegt woordvoerder Ton Koot van de brandweer.  

De identiteit van de slachtoffers is niet bekend, maar de politie laat weten dat het ervaren vliegers waren. Hun lichamen zijn geborgen. De oorzaak van het ongeluk wordt onderzocht. Van het vliegtuig is weinig over, meldt onze verslaggever ter plaatse. Duikers van de brandweer hebben nog een sloot doorzocht, maar er zijn geen andere slachtoffers gevonden. 'En de eigenaar van het vliegtuig wordt gevraagd om informatie aan te leveren.'

https://www.omroepwest.nl





De slachtoffers van de crash van het sportvliegtuigje op maandag 22 mei in Stolwijk waren twee mannen. Dat meldt de Landelijke Eenheid vandaag op haar twitterkanaal. Het gaat om een 60-jarige man uit Leiden en een 79-jarige man uit Zevenhoven. Het heeft even geduurd voordat de mannen geïdentificeerd konden worden. Het vliegtuigje raakte gisteren een boom en stortte daarna neer in een sloot in een polder bij Stolwijk.


Diverse politiediensten doen onderzoek naar het ongeval. De landelijke eenheid laat weten dat het onderzoek nog weken kan duren. Ook de Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid is ter plaatse geweest en doet onderzoek, zoals vaak bij ongevallen met vliegtuigen in Nederland. Het gebied waar het vliegtuig is gecrasht staat op internationale routekaarten aangewezen als oefenterrein voor noodlandingen.

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, VH-EWE: Fatal accident occurred June 08, 2018 near Moorabbin Airport, VIC (MBW/YMMB), Australia


NTSB Identification: WPR18WA187
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 2018 in Moorabbin, Australia
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 8, 2018, about 0713 coordinated universal time a Cessna 172S airplane, VH-EWE, impacted terrain about 1 kilometers from the Moorabbin Airport, Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia. The pilot in command was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight was operated by Oxford Aviation Academy as a personal flight.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the ATSB. Further information pertaining this accident may be obtained from: 

P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canverra A.C.T. 2608
Australia
Tel: (61) 2 6230-4408 
Email: atsvasir@atsb.gov.au
Fax: (61) 2 6274-6434
Website: http://www.atsb.gov.au





Collision with terrain involving Cessna 172S, VH-EWE, near Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, on June 08, 2018

Preliminary report published: 18 July 2018

On June 08, 2018, a Cessna Aircraft Company C172S, registered VH-EWE (EWE), was being operated on a private flight from, and intending to return to, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria. The flight was the first one after scheduled maintenance. The pilot, an employee of the maintenance organization, was the sole occupant.

The aircraft departed Moorabbin Airport at about 1600 Eastern Standard Time. Recorded Air Traffic Control (ATC) data showed that the aircraft climbed to an altitude of 3,000 ft above mean sea level and tracked towards Tyabb, Victoria.

At 1707, the pilot reported to Moorabbin ATC that EWE was at reporting point GMH at 1,500 ft, inbound to Moorabbin. ATC instructed the pilot to join base for runway 35 Right (R). At 1710, ATC requested EWE change runways to 35 Left (L), due to the number of aircraft tracking for 35R. The pilot accepted the runway change and at 1712, EWE was cleared to land on runway 35L. At 1713, the pilot of EWE broadcast a MAYDAY[2] radio call and stated “we’ve got engine failure”. Shortly after, the aircraft was observed in a descending left turn.

The aircraft initially contacted a power line and fence before coming to rest on a residential street against a parked car. The pilot was fatally injured and a post-impact fuel-fed fire destroyed the aircraft. There was also damage to a residential property and the parked car.

Aircraft information

The Cessna 172S aircraft was manufactured in 2006. It had 6,348 hours in service prior to the accident flight and was predominantly used for flight training. The aircraft was fitted with a Lycoming IO-360-L2A fuel injected engine and McCauley two-blade, fixed pitch propeller.

The maintenance carried out on EWE before the accident flight included a periodic inspection and scheduled engine change. A valid maintenance release had been issued just prior to the accident flight.

The installed engine had recently undergone a scheduled inspection and overhaul at another maintenance facility. As part of that process, the engine had been run on a test bed at the overhaul facility for about 2 hours. Post installation into EWE, it was reported that the engine was twice operated on the ground for a total of about 30 minutes.

Wreckage examination

On-site examination of the wreckage and surrounding ground markings indicated that the aircraft collided with terrain in a nose‑down attitude. The tail of the aircraft twisted clockwise as a result of the impact with the fence and was inverted. Evidence of the fire extended down the street, and was indicative of fuel being released with the rupturing of the fuel tanks.

The degree of propeller damage observed on-site was consistent with the engine not producing power at the time of impact. The engine, propeller and several other components were retained for further examination.

The aircraft was not equipped with a flight data recorder or cockpit voice recorder, nor was it required to be.

Engine and propeller examination

The engine and propeller were subsequently examined at an independent engine overhaul facility, under ATSB supervision. Representatives from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the aircraft maintenance organisation, the engine overhaul facility, and the aircraft insurer were present at the engine disassembly.

This examination did not identify evidence of a mechanical failure of the engine. Some additional components, including those associated with the fuel system, were retained for further examination.

Ongoing investigation

The investigation is continuing and will include consideration of the:

examination of retained aircraft and engine components
maintenance documentation
pilot’s experience
aircraft fuel records
audio analysis of engine sound (from ATC radio recordings)
available electronic data.

https://www.atsb.gov.au

IRMA/Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander, Maya Island Air, V3-HFB: Accident occurred June 30, 2018 at San Pedro Airport (SPR), Belize

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA254
14 CFR Part 129: Foreign
Accident occurred Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Ambergris Caye Belize, Belize
Aircraft: BRITTEN NORMAN BN2A, registration:
Injuries: 8 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 30, 2018, about 2010 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Brtton-Norman BN2A airplane, Belize registration V3-HFB, executed a forced landing after a loss of engine power to the Ambergis Cay International Airport, Belize. Under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13, the NTSB has assigned an accredited representative and Lycoming Engines will assist the Belize Department of Civil Aviation as technical advisor.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Belize Department of Civil Aviation and all inquiries should be directed to:

Department of Civil Aviation
PO Box 367 Belize City, Belize
Telephone 501.225.2214
Web civilaviation,gov.bz

Air Tractor 802, EC-GVN: Fatal accident occurred June 12, 2018 in Cala Sant Vicenç de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA231
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Mallorca, Spain
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT802, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 12, 2018, about 1600 hours universal coordinated time, an Air Tractor AT-802 airplane, Spanish registration EC-GVN, was substantially damaged during an agricultural application flight near Mallorca, Spain. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The local flight departed from the Son Bonet Airfield (LESB); Mallorca, Spain.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil (CIAIAC). This report is for informational purposes and contains information provided by the government of Spain.

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:
Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes e Incidentes de Aviación Civil
Ministerio de Fomento
C\Fruela, 6 — 1a planta
28011 Madrid
Spain
Tel.: (34) 91 597 8900
Fax: (34) 91 463 5535
E-mail: ciaiac@fomento.es
Website: http://www.ciaiac.es






Bei der Suche nach dem vermissten - höchstwahrscheinlich abgestürzten - Piloten eines Löschflugzeugs vor Mallorca hilft die spanische Marine seit Mittwochabend mit Minensuchbooten. Die roß angelegte Suche wird zu Wasser, aus der Luft und auf dem Land weitergeführt. Insbesondere im Meer vor Pollença und entlang der Tramuntana-Küste wird nach Spuren des Flugzeugs gesucht, nachdem der Kontakt am Dienstagabend (12.6.) während eines Routine-Flugs abbrach. An der Suche beteiligen sich spanische Luftwaffe, Minensuchboote der spanischen Marine, mehrere Flugzeuge und Hubschrauber der Naturbehörde Ibanat, sowie mehrere Fischerboote.

Am Steuer der Maschine saß der 46-jährige Antonio A. M. Der aus dem südspanischen Huelva stammende Pilot arbeite seit fünf Jahren für die Brandschutzbehörde auf Mallorca. Es handele sich um einen erfahrenen Piloten mit über 1.300 Flugstunden, teilte der balearische Umweltminister Vicenç Vidal am Mittwoch mit. Antonio A. habe jahrelang bei Löscheinsätzen sowohl in Spanien als auch in Chile gearbeitet.

Bei dem verschwundenen Löschflugzeug handelt es sich um einen Air Tractor AT-802 mit der Kennnummer EC-GVN. Sie gehört dem Unternehmen Martínez Ridao, das im Auftrag der balearischen Landesregierung Waldbrände auf Mallorca und den Nachbarinseln bekämpft. Die Maschine wurde zuletzt über der Cala Sant Vicenç im Norden der Insel geortet, dann brach der Kontakt ab. Ein Notruf wurde nicht empfangen.

Das Flugzeug war am Dienstag (12.6.) um 17.23 Uhr von Mallorcas zweitem, kleineren Flughafen bei Son Bonet gestartet. Der Flug war für den Zeitraum 17.30 bis 18.30 Uhr geplant. Kurz vor 18 Uhr nahm der Pilot mit der Zentrale Kontakt auf, während er Valldemossa überflog. Um 18.08 Uhr befand er sich gerade über der Cala Sant Vicenç, als der Kontakt abbrach.

Als wahrscheinlich gilt bislang, dass das Löschflugzeug vor der Halbinsel am Cap Formentor ins Wasser gestürzt ist. Die spanische Luftwaffe setzte die Suche auch in den Nächten auf Mittwoch und Donnerstag fort. Zwei Militärflugzeuge aus Madrid unterstützten den Einsatz. Die Suche wurde auch am Donnerstagmorgen (14.6., Stand 7 Uhr) weiter fortgesetzt.

Der Bruder des Vermissten rief die Inselbewohner zur Mithilfe auf. „Wir wissen nicht, ob er ins Wasser gestürzt ist oder nicht. Vielleicht hat er verletzt in einer Höhle Unterschlupf gefunden oder klammert an einem Felsen", sagte Noel Alfaro vor Journalisten. Der Vermisste ist ein erprobter Pilot mit über 1.300 Flugstunden und zahlreichen Löscheinsätzen im In- und Ausland

https://www.mallorcazeitung.es

Cessna 172: Accident occurred June 10, 2018 in Aude Fraisse-Cabardes, France

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA355
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Aude Fraisse-Cabardes, France
Aircraft: Cessna R172, registration:
Injuries: 2 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of France has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Cessna R172 airplane that occurred on June 10, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of France's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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

Quad City Challenger II, C-IGKT: Fatal accident occurred July 30, 2018 near Talon Lake, Rutherglen, Ontario, Canada

Michael MacNeil 
1960 - 2018 


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NTSB Identification: CEN18WA304
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, July 30, 2018 in North Bay, Canada
Aircraft: Quad City CHALLENGER, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 30, 2018, about 1500 Coordinated Universal Time, a Quad City Challenger II airplane, Canadian registration C-IGKT, crashed near Talon Lake, North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight departed North Bay (CYYB), Ontario, and was destined for Ottawa (CYRO), Ontario.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Canadian government. Further information may be obtained from:

Transportation Safety Board of Canada
200 Promenade du Portage
Place du Centre, 4th Floor
Gatineau, Québec
K1A 1K8
Phone: +1 819-994-3741
Fax: +1 819-953-9586
E-mail: AirOps@bst-tsb.gc.ca
Webpage: http://bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Obituary of Michael MacNeil

Of Ottawa, Ontario, passed away in Rutherglen Township on July 30th, 2018 at the age of 57.

Beloved husband of Jeannette MacNeil. Loving father of Jennifer (Richard Long) and Jason (Danika Tanguay). 

Cherished grandfather of Lily Primrose. 

Michael will be sadly missed by his siblings Linda, Isabelle (Joe Bodendistel) and Stephen, as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.

Predeceased by his parents the late Carl Edgar MacNeil and the late Eliette Carmen Guillemette.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex,1250 Trim Rd., Orléans on Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m.

A celebration of life ceremony will follow in the Heritage Chapel at 11 a.m. 

A reception with family and friends will take place after the Ceremony.  

In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated.

https://heritagefh.ca

According to the OPP, one occupant has been pronounced deceased after the aircraft went down into the bush area approximately 100 metres from the lake in Rutherglen Township.

Members of the North Bay Detachment of the OPP, along with the Bonfield Fire Department and the Bonfield Ambulance Service responded to the crash shortly before 10:00am.

First responders, including volunteer firefighters, paramedics and police attended the scene of the crash.

The OPP Forensic Identification Services and the Office of the Chief Coroner- Ontario Forensic Pathology Service have been notified and are assisting with the investigation.

A team of investigators from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is responding to the “air accident involving a Quad City Challenger II ultralight aircraft near North Bay, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.”

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Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, XB-YEI: Fatal accident occurred June 07, 2018 in Valle del Yaquil, Mexico


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA234
14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, June 07, 2018 in Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico
Aircraft: PIPER PA-25, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 7, 2018, a Mexican registered Piper PA-25, XB-YEI, impacted electrical cables and terrain near Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico. The pilot received fatal injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight departed Cajeme, Mexico, on a local aerial application flight.

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

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), Direccion de Investigacion de Accidentes E Incidentes de Aviacion
Boulevard Adolfo Lopez Mateos, #1990, piso 4, Col Los Alpes, Tlacopac
Deligacion Alvaro Orbegon, C. P. 01010, Ciudad de Mexico
Telephone: (55) 5011-6413
E-mail: cidaiac@sct.gob.mx

MD Helicopters 600N, ZK-ILD: Fatal accident occurred June 13, 2018 in Waiouru, New Zealand

Renata Apatu was co-owner of Ngamatea Station.

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA169
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Waiouru, New Zealand
Aircraft: MD HELICOPTER 600, registration:
Injuries: 5 Serious

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 13, 2018, at 2048 Universal Coordinated time, an MD 600N helicopter, ZK-ILD crashed in a remote area for unknown reasons near Waiouru, New Zealand. The pilot and four passengers were seriously injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was being operated under the pertinent civil regulations for the Government of New Zealand.

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

The Chief Executive Officer
Transport Accident Investigation Commission
Level 16 
80 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
P.O. Box 10-323
Wellington 6143
New Zealand
Tel.: (64) 4-473-0199 (24 hours)
(64) 4-473-3112
E-mail: inquiries@taic.org.nz
Fax: (64) 4-499-1510
Website: http://www.taic.org.nz




The man who died following a helicopter crash near Waiouru is believed to be Hawke's Bay businessman Renata 'Ren' Apatu.

He was one of five people on board, when the chopper crashed about 35km northeast of Waiouru on private land in the Kaweka Ranges. 

On Friday afternoon, Hawke's Bay District Health Board issued a statement on behalf of family.

"He was a hugely loved husband, father and brother, and much loved by all his wider family and friends. His death is a tragic loss not only to his family but the wider farming community, and to all those who knew and loved him."

Apatu was a co-owner of the 28,000-hectare Ngamatea Station, which is popular with deer hunters and trout fishers.

Two other men remain in Hawke's Bay Hospital in a serious but stable condition, after the commercial helicopter with five men on board crashed on Thursday morning. 

Two other men, one in his 30s and one is 40s, were assessed by St John paramedics after they were flown by rescue helicopter to Hastings' Bridge Pa airfield, but did not need hospital treatment.

The crash happened shortly before 9am on Thursday on private land in the Kaweka Ranges – about 35 kilometres northeast of Waiouru.

The helicopter had been doing a commercial survey operation in the area, and went down in steep hilly and tussock-clad land, a long way from roads.

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Renata Apatu


One man in his 40s is in a critical condition after a commercial helicopter with five men on board crashed near Waiouru.

Another man in his 30s is in a serious condition while a third man in his 30s is in a serious but stable condition. 

Two other men were assessed by St John Ambulance paramedics after they were flown by rescue helicopter to Hastings' Bridge Pa airport but did not need hospital treatment.

The crash happened shortly before 9am on Thursday on private land in the Kaweka Ranges – about 35 kilometres northeast of Waiouru.
A distress beacon from the helicopter put the location of the crash at the Oturua Stream, search and rescue mission co-ordinator Dave Wilson said.

The helicopter had been doing a commercial survey operation in the area, and another helicopter from the same company was able to reach the scene quickly, to report on what had happened, before the first rescue crews arrived, he said.

The helicopter went down in steep hilly and tussock-clad land, a long way from roads, said Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter pilot Lance Burns, who flew one of the injured men to hospital. 

Rescue helicopters from Taupo and Hastings also went to the scene and each flew one injured man. All three were taken to Hawke's Bay Hospital in Hastings.

Two other men from the crash were picked up from the scene by another helicopter owned by the company that the crashed helicopter belongs to.

A spokesman for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission said three investigators had been sent to the crash site and were due to arrive on Friday morning.

Chief investigator of accidents Captain Tim Burfoot said the crash involved a Hughes MD600N helicopter.

"The helicopter was on a commercial operation with five people on board when it crashed," he said.

The helicopter had been extensively damaged.

Lakeview Helicopters pilot Brad Williams, who operates commercial and tourist flights from Taupo, said those involved in the industry were keeping in contact and were anxious to find out what had happened. 

"It's a bit of a close community, the aviation community – it's supportive. I've had a few phone calls in the last hour.

"In this region they are all very experienced pilots – they know how to deal with things. It's unfortunate."


https://www.stuff.co.nz

Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2+, D-IULI: Accident occurred June 06, 2018 at Saint Tropez-La Môle Airport (LTT), France


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA212
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 2018 in La Môle, France
Aircraft: CESSNA 525, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On June 6, 2018, about 1100 UTC, a Cessna 525A airplane, German registration D-IULI, had a runway excursion on landing at the La Môle – Saint-Tropez Airport (LFTZ), La Môle, France. Two of the three occupants inside the airplane sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the runway excursion.

The accident investigation 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 Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the BEA investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of Manufacturer of the airplane.

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la sécurité de l'aviation civile
Btiment 153
200 rue de Paris
Zone sud
Aéroport du Bourget
93352 Le Bourget Cedex
France
Website: http://www.bea.aero






Deux personnes de nationalité allemande se trouvaient dans l’aéronef qui selon les premières constatations, l'avion aurait fait une sortie de piste à l'atterrissage. Le bilan est d’un blessé grave, une femme pilote de l'avion et d’un blessé léger, le co-pilote. 

Les victimes ont été prises en charge et sont en cours d’évacuation vers Toulon pour le blessé grave et Gassin.

Les services de l’État et leurs partenaires sont mobilisés pour prévenir et prendre en charge la pollution dans la rivière La Giscle qui pourrait résulter de cet accident.

Les circonstances de l'accident restent à cette heure inconnues. Les enquêteurs du BEA Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation civile sont sur place avec ceux de la BGTA,  brigade de gendarmerie des transports aériens.

Le BEA est l'autorité responsable en France des enquêtes de sécurité relatives à l'aviation civile pour les accidents et incidents graves impliquant des aéronefs civils.
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