Monday, September 10, 2018

Cessna T310R, registered to DBT Transportation Services LLC, N376J: Accident occurred September 06, 2018 near Laramie Regional Airport (KLAR), Albany County, Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N376J

Location: Laramie, WY
Accident Number: CEN18LA373
Date & Time: 09/06/2018, 0725 MDT
Registration: N376J
Aircraft: Cessna T310
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On September 6, 2018, about 0725 mountain daylight time, a Cessna T310R, N376JA, experienced a partial loss of engine power in both engines shortly after takeoff from Laramie Regional Airport (LAR), Laramie, Wyoming. The pilot climbed to 8,500 feet mean sea level and leveled off for cruise flight when he reported feeling a vibration and fluttering in the airplane. He advanced throttles to return to LAR but the engines did not respond. The pilot was unable to make it back to LAR; he executed a forced landing onto prairieland and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The commercial-rated pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to DBT Transportation Services LLC and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N376J
Model/Series: T310 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:  
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Wreckage and Impact Information

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


A Laramie resident is safe and uninjured after crash landing his plane near Herrick Lane last week.

The Albany County Sheriff's Office received a call around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 6 from the Laramie Regional Airport. The airport had received a call from a pilot that had recently departed. He felt a shuddering in his plane and realized that his engines were losing power.

Upon his realization, the pilot attempted to turn the plane around for a landing at the Laramie airport. He was unable to make it back, instead making a crash landing in a private field south of the interstate. The pilot, who is a Laramie resident, was the only person in the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted about the accident, but will not pursue an investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://kowb1290.com

Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, N599TM: Incident occurred September 06, 2018 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Bergen County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Damage to ramp, left wing damage due to unknown circumstances.

Aircraft Holding Company One LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N599TM

Date: 06-SEP-18
Time: 11:40:00Z
Regis#: N599TM
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 400A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 135
City: TETERBORO
State: NEW JERSEY

Avid Magnum, N2137G: Accident occurred September 06, 2018 in Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County, Maine

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

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/N2137G

Location: Carrabassett Valley, ME
Accident Number: GAA18CA538
Date & Time: 09/06/2018, 1050 EDT
Registration: N2137G
Aircraft: Avid AVID MAGNUM
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, after the skies cleared, he departed the airport following another airplane as a flight of two. During the flight they approached a ridge with no significant turbulence or issues. He added that suddenly they were in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), and the lead airplane disappeared. He immediately changed course 10° to the left, and as he transitioned to instrument flying, the airplane encountered a downdraft. Shortly thereafter, the windscreen "filled with trees", that he estimated were less than a hundred feet away. He pitched the nose up to dissipate energy, and the airplane impacted the trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

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

The pilot recommended that he should have flown his original flight plan, which was at a lower altitude, and he could have avoided unexpected and unpredicted winds and IMC conditions.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Military
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/09/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 4581 hours (Total, all aircraft), 175 hours (Total, this make and model), 4381 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Avid
Registration: N2137G
Model/Series: AVID MAGNUM No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 0095
Landing Gear Type: Amphibian; Tandem
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/12/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 178.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: K8B0, 1825 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1452 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 239°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2700 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rangeley, ME (M57)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Greenville, ME (3B1)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1025 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.133333, -70.333333 (est)



Two Vermont residents escaped serious injury today, after their small plane crashed into the side of Bigelow Mountain Range in Wyman Township Thursday morning.

According to Stephen McCausland, the spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, the crash occurred at roughly 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Inside the plane was pilot and owner, Frank Gibney of Colchester, Vt., as well as a single passenger, Diane Muhr, also of Colchester, Vt. Both individuals were described as being in their mid-60s. Their planned destination was the International Seaplane Fly-In, an annual event held in Greenville that brings "thousands of participants and spectators to the Moosehead Region," according to the event's website.

The float plane piloted by Gibney was flying alongside a second plane piloted by an acquaintance Thursday morning when weather caused a loss of visibility. Gibney's plane crashed into trees on the Bigelow Mountain range.

The friend contacted the Maine Warden Service office in Greenville, and a team of Wardens, Forest Rangers and Maine State Police troopers responded to the crash site, located in in Wyman Township, part of the Unorganized Territory north of Carrabassett. First responders from Eustis, Carrabassett Valley and Kingfield also responded to the area. A Maine Forest Service helicopter helped transport first responders closer to the crash site.

Both Gibney and Muhr escaped injury in the crash. They proceeded to hike about half a mile up the mountain and then walked out of the woods along the Appalachian Trail.

McCausland said that the crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which will send an investigator to the site.

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

A couple from Vermont escaped injury Thursday when their small plane crashed into the side of the Bigelow Mountain Range in bad weather, authorities said.

The floatplane was headed to the Greenville International Seaplane Fly-In when it crashed in Wyman Township, a section of unorganized territory just north of Carrabassett Valley, according to a news release from Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland.

Frank Gibney, of Colchester, Vermont, is the owner of the plane and was piloting it around 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the crash occurred.

Gibney told troopers he was flying alongside another plane, piloted by a friend, when he lost visibility because of the weather and crashed into trees.

Gibney and his passenger, Diane Muhr, also of Colchester, were uninjured. The pair are in their mid-60s and hiked up the mountain about half a mile to the Appalachian Trail, McCausland said.

Meanwhile, the friend notified the Maine Warden Service in Greenville and a team of game wardens, forest rangers and state troopers responded to the scene.

First responders from Carrabassett Valley, Eustis and Kingfield also responded and a Maine Forest Service helicopter helped transport responders to the mountain.

The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which will send an investigator to the scene.

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

Aeropro A-240, N6177: Incident occurred September 06, 2018 in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Nose wheel separated from aircraft on landing.

Crenshaw Quality Consulting Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N6177

Date: 06-SEP-18
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N6177
Aircraft Make: AEROPRO
Aircraft Model: A240
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TITUSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

CubCrafters CC18-180, registered to United States Department of the Interior and operated by National Park Service, N413CC: Accident occurred September 05, 2018 in Northway, Alaska

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

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N413CC

Location: Northway, AK

Accident Number: GAA18CA541
Date & Time: 09/05/2018, 1625 AKD
Registration: N413CC
Aircraft: CUB CRAFTERS INC CC18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use 

The pilot reported that, during straight and level flight, a large bird struck the right wing of the airplane. The airplane's control became degraded and the pilot selected an off-airport landing site. The pilot landed the airplane without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/22/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/06/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 20499 hours (Total, all aircraft), 664 hours (Total, this make and model), 20174 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 152 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 36 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CUB CRAFTERS INC
Registration: N413CC
Model/Series: CC18 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted; Normal
Serial Number: CC18-0065
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 740.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-C4P
Registered Owner: Us Dept Of The Interior
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: National Park Service
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PABN, 2880 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 296°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chisana, AK (CZN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Gulkana, AK (GKN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1555 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  62.300278, -142.533333 (est)

Bearhawk, N152GH: Accident occurred September 09, 2018 at Williams Gliderport (CN12), Colusa County, California

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

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/N152GH

Location: Williams, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA555
Date & Time: 09/09/2018, 1130 PDT
Registration: N152GH
Aircraft: HIMMEROEDER HANSGEORG BEARHAWK
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll in the grass to the left of an asphalt runway with light wind conditions, the airplane veered left. He attempted to recover, but his flight control input was ineffective. The airplane ground looped to the left, the right landing gear collapsed, and the right wing impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Glider
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/08/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/13/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 22600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 13 hours (Total, this make and model), 20000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: HIMMEROEDER HANSGEORG
Registration: N152GH
Model/Series: BEARHAWK
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 052-99/100-867
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/29/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 450.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: YIO-540-D4A5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 260 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: KMYV, 62 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 27 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 98°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Williams, CA (CN12)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:  None
Destination: Williams, CA (CN12)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1015 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: WILLIAMS (CN12)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 68 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Holes; Rough
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2500 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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:  39.164444, -122.131667 (est)

Piper J3C-65, N70192: Accident occurred September 08, 2018 at Westover Field / Amador County Airport (KJAQ), Jackson, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N70192


Location: Jackson, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA257
Date & Time: 09/08/2018, 0816 PDT
Registration: N70192
Aircraft: Piper J3C
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 8, 2018, about 0816 Pacific daylight time, a Piper J3C-65 airplane, N70192, veered off the runway during a takeoff attempt at Westover Field/Amador County Airport (JAQ), Jackson, California. The private pilot/owner and his pilot-rated passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged when it struck vegetation and trees several hundred feet east of the runway. The airplane was operated as a personal flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The flight was originating from JAQ when the accident occurred.

According to the pilot, the airplane was based at and stored in a hangar at JAQ, and he and a friend planned to make a local flight that morning. They removed the airplane from the hangar, and no anomalies were noted during the preflight inspection. Engine start, taxi out to runway 19, and engine run-up were all unremarkable. The pilot also reported that flight control travel and directional checks were normal. The pilot was in the front seat, and performing as pilot in command, for the flight. The takeoff ground roll was normal, but immediately after liftoff, "the left wing dipped and it [the airplane] pulled hard to the left." The pilot "kicked the rudder," and also noted that the control "stick responded" to his inputs, but the airplane continued to veer left. The pilot initially kept full engine power applied in an attempt to climb over the upcoming trees, but then recognized that he would be unable to do so. He reported that the maximum altitude was about 12 to 15 feet. The airplane was headed essentially east, perpendicular to the runway. The pilot reduced power, and the airplane descended, but did not touch down, because the terrain east of the runway also descended. The airplane struck the trees while it was still a few feet above the ground. It came to rest upright, about 450 feet east of the runway. Both occupants were able to exit the airplane, and there was no fire.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that the wood propeller was shattered, both wings were partially crumpled and swept significantly aft, and the landing gear was almost completely separated from the fuselage. Flight control continuity and proper cable routing were able to be established for the rudder, elevator, and ailerons. Rudder travel and functionality checks did not reveal any anomalies. Damage precluded determination of the pre-impact functionality of the elevator and aileron systems.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane singe-engine land rating. He reported that he had about 1,600 hours total flight experience as of 2008.

The airplane was manufactured in 1946, and was equipped with a Continental Motors A75-8 series engine. The airplane was registered to the pilot in 1981. Examination of the maintenance records indicated that the most recent annual inspection was completed in June 2018, at which time the airplane had a total time in service of about 3,915 hours. Comparison of the tachometer hour meter values from the annual inspection and the accident indicated that the meter registered a difference of 0.39 hours.

JAQ was situated at an elevation of 1,694 ft above mean sea level. It was equipped with a single paved runway, designated 01/19, which measured 3,401 ft by 60 ft. JAQ was not equipped with an air traffic control tower.

The 0835 JAQ automated weather observation included winds from 150° at 3 knots, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 24° C, dew point 5° C, and an altimeter setting of 29.99 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N70192
Model/Series: J3C 65
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:  No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JAQ, 1694 ft msl
Observation Time: 0835 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Jackson, CA (JAQ)
Destination: Jackson, CA (JAQ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  38.376667, -120.793889 (est)

Cessna 152, N6469P: Accident occurred September 08, 2018 in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Crashed in a field and flipped over.

Sunrise Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N6469P

Date: 08-SEP-18
Time: 14:52:00Z
Regis#: N6469P
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

American Champion 8KCAB, N515SE: Incident occurred September 09, 2018 at Blairsville Airport (KDZJ), Union County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

During manual prop rotation aircraft struck parked/empty N4110Q.

Horizon Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N515SE

Date: 09-SEP-18
Time: 16:08:00Z
Regis#: N515SE
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: 8KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: BLAIRSVILLE
State: GEORGIA

Van's RV-4, N104RV: Incident occurred September 09, 2018 at Aurora State Airport (KUAO), Marion County, Oregon

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

Aircraft tipped onto its nose on the ramp.

https://registry.faa.gov/N104RV

Date: 09-SEP-18
Time: 17:19:00Z
Regis#: N104RV
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RV 4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: AURORA
State: OREGON

Piper PA-32-300, N33354: Accident occurred September 07, 2018 at Northwest Regional Airport (52F), Roanoke, Denton County, Texas


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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N33354



Location: Roanoke, TX
Accident Number: CEN18LA377
Date & Time: 09/07/2018, 2100 CDT
Registration: N33354
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Injuries: 2 Serious, 4 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 7, 2018, about 2100 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32 airplane, N33354, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Roanoke, Texas. The private pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries and four passengers sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was en route to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT), Gulfport, Mississippi.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff from runway 17, he noticed that the airplane was not performing and he was unable to maintain airspeed. The airplane impacted the ground and came to rest at the base of several trees and bushes; both wings separated from the airplane and the fuselage came to rest on its left side.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N33354
Model/Series: PA32 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: AFW, 723 ft msl
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 14000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Roanoke, TX (52F)
Destination: Gulfport, MS (GPT) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 4 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 4 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 33.051111, -97.231944 (est)

Cessna 182K Skylane, N3047Q: Incident occurred September 08, 2018 in Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Landed hard and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3047Q

Date: 08-SEP-18
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N3047Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

CHR Safari, N699WC: Accident occurred September 08, 2018 at Franklin County State Airport (KFSO), Highgate, Vermont

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

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/N699WC

Location: Highgate, VT
Accident Number: GAA18CA543
Date & Time: 09/08/2018, 1320 EDT
Registration: N699WC
Aircraft: Bosko Wr/Bosko Ce SAFARI
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter, a wind gust picked up the helicopter and pushed it to the left. He attempted to recover, but the skid impacted the ground and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the windscreen 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 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 340° at 4 knots.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/19/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 49.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6 hours (Total, this make and model), 49.2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bosko Wr/Bosko Ce
Registration: N699WC
Model/Series: SAFARI
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 0619
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/14/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1610 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 300.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Superior
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: XPIO-360-A3C2
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KFSO, 230 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 261°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Highgate, VT (FSO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Highgate, VT (FSO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: FRANKLIN COUNTY STATE (FSO)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 227 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None

Latitude, Longitude:  44.933611, -73.094444 (est)



HIGHGATE — A gust of wind crashed a small helicopter at the Franklin County State Airport Saturday afternoon.

Chandler Ede, 60, piloted the helicopter, and was its lone occupant. The crash caused only slight injuries for Ede, according to Vermont State Police (VSP) Lt. Jason Letourneau, and the helicopter had no other occupant.

The helicopter was only approximately 15 feet off the ground when the wind gust caused Ede to lose control and the helicopter to crash to the ground, according to Letourneau’s press release. Letourneau wrote that the helicopter was hovering above a field at the time, not far from the airport runway.

Emergency personnel transported Ede to the Northwestern Medical Center immediately after the crash, which occurred around 1:21 p.m.

Letourneau wrote that VSP reported the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and that the FAA planned to conduct its own investigation of the crash today.

Multiple VSP troopers responded to the scene, as well as local fire and rescue teams.

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




HIGHGATE, Vt. A pilot loses control and crashes his helicopter.

It happened near the Franklin County Airport in Highgate Saturday afternoon. 

Police say the pilot Chandler Ede was hovering about 15 feet off the ground when a gust of wind caused him to lose control.

The single-seater helicopter crashed into a field not far from the runway. The 60-year-old from Highgate was brought to the hospital for minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to investigate the crash on Monday.

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