Friday, September 7, 2018

Beech B60 Duke, registered to and operated by Henry Leasing Company LLC, N1876L: Fatal accident occurred August 30, 2018 near Destin Executive Airport (KDTS), Okaloosa County, Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1876L


Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Accident Number: CEN18FA358
Date & Time: 08/30/2018, 1030 CDT
Registration: N1876L
Aircraft: Beech 60
Injuries: 4 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 30, 2018, about 1030 central standard time, a Beechcraft BE-60 airplane, N1876L, impacted terrain during an approach to the Destin Executive Airport (DTS), Destin, Florida, Texas. The commercial rated pilot and three passengers were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by Henry Leasing Company, LLC, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 cross-country fight. The flight departed the Toledo Executive airport (TOL) about 0747 en route to DTS, and an instrument flight plan had been filed.

A preliminary review of air traffic control (ATC) communications revealed that as the flight approached the destination airport, the pilot was in contact with the Eglin AFB approach controller, reported DTS in sight, and then canceled his IFR clearance. The pilot was then handed over to the DTS tower controller, where the pilot reported that he was about 2 miles north of DTS. There were no further communications between the pilot and air traffic control.

The airplane wreckage was located in a remote, wooded area of the Eglin AFB reservation property, about 8.5 miles northwest of the DTS airport and 2.5 miles northwest of the Eglin AFB.

The airplane impacted trees, on a 067-degree heading with a wreckage path about 380 feet long. Several fragments of the airplane were located along the wreckage path: the airplane's nose cone was located near the initial impact point, the left-wing tip fuel tank and right outboard wing was near the beginning of the path, and the right horizontal stabilizer and elevator were fragmented and located on the wreckage path. The airplane came to rest inverted, with a post-crash fire consuming most of the cabin and inboard section of the wings.

Both engines had impact and fire damage; with the right engine located just right of the main wreckage. The left engine was located in front of the main wreckage. Both 3-bladed propellers had broken from and was next to their respective engines. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N1876L
Model/Series: 60 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Henry Leasing Co Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVPS
Observation Time: 1523 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Toledo, OH (KTOL)
Destination: Destin, FL (KDTS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 3 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  30.494722, -86.574444

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Patsy & Henry "Chip" Nowakowski

Henry “Chip” Eugene Nowakowski and Patsy Elaine Nowakowski, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, left this life together on August 30, 2018. They were joined in death by Chip’s sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn M. Nowakowski and her husband Thomas G. Saine. Chip was born on December 23, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio. He was the middle of nine children born to Henry and Norma Nowakowski. Pat was born on November 10, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio as the only child to Ronald and Colleen Clayton. On September 1, 1978, Chip and Pat were married in Sylvania, Ohio at St. Joseph’s Church. Together, they spent the next 40 years creating a beautiful family and building a home that welcomed all.

Chip spent his lifetime working as a mechanical contractor for his father’s plumbing company, HPH Mechanical. He was known in the industry for his strong work ethic, his ability to solve any problem, and his impeccable attention to detail and organization. He had great pride in getting the job done right and providing his children with all the tools they needed to succeed in life. He enjoyed spending time with his close friend Rick Busch, who shared his love of aviation. Chip believed in the notion that everything was good in moderation, including eating a Hershey’s almond bar every day.

Pat lived her life as a dedicated daughter, wife, mother, grandma, and friend. She was a selfless woman with a huge heart who truly had the gift of making anyone she met feel cared for. She was proud to have recently taken over her father’s business Ron’s Diesel and enjoyed hearing stories from drivers and mechanics about her father. Pat could often be found with her best friend Jean Kozlowski, planting and harvesting her garden, knitting, and baking delicious apple pies. Undoubtedly, her greatest love was spending time with Chip, her kids, and her grandchildren. She loved having the whole family home together and was an example to all of how to love unselfishly.

Together Chip and Pat will be remembered as setting a true example of love, respect, pride, and generosity. They were proud of each other, their accomplishments, and, most of all, their children. Their son Brad and his wife Stacy will carry on Chip and Pat’s legacy of hard work and dedication to the family businesses. They will pass on Chip and Pat’s lessons of love and life to their talented son Riley. Their daughter Alexis and her husband Jason will forever cherish the time spent traveling with “Papa” and “Gigi” and the magnitude of love given to grandson Henry. Alexis has started her own law firm and will strive to always reflect the temperament and level-headedness of her father and the “get things done” attitude of her mother.  Their son John and his wife Adrienne will preserve Chip and Pat’s tradition of transforming a house into a home that welcomes all and one that reflects Pat’s joy of gardening and flowers. As a pilot in the United States Air Force, John values Chip’s love of aviation and exemplifies his father by doing things right the first time.

Pat was preceded in death by her loving father Ronald Clayton and is survived by her devoted mother Colleen Clayton. Chip was preceded in death by his loving parents Henry and Norma Nowakowski and is survived by brothers James (Marsha) Nowakowski, John (Cyndy) Nowakowski, Jeffery Nowakowski, and Mark Nowakowski and sisters Marilyn (Bruce) Fredrickson, Catherine Scannell, and Janet (John) Bali.

The family invites friends to call at Reeb Funeral Home, 5112 Main St, Sylvania, Ohio on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The lives of Chip, Pat, Carolyn, and Tom will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Sylvania, at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Private interment will follow.

Those wishing to honor Chip and Pat are asked to consider making donations to Hospice of Northwest Ohio or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

https://www.reebfuneralhome.com


Carolyn Nowakowski
MAY 7, 1959 ~ AUGUST 30, 2018 (AGE 59)

Carolyn Marie Nowakowski, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away tragically on August 30, 2018, at the age of 59 with loving husband Tom Saine at her side. Born to Norma Jean and Henry “Hank” Zenon Nowakowski, on May 7, 1959, Carolyn was the eighth of nine children that grew up in the family’s ivy-covered home on Silvertown Drive in Sylvania. Coincidentally, Carolyn shared her day of birth with her mother, a niece, and a sister-in-law.

Carolyn attended St. Joseph-Sylvania School and spent her summers training and competing on the Highland Meadows Golf Club swim and water ballet teams. She kept her early love of water and being poolside throughout her life, as well as her affinity for flowers and working in the yard. Carolyn treasured being in the sun and would always encourage her family and friends to join her by her backyard pool for some rays and her favorite sun-brewed iced tea.

Hardworking from a young age, Carolyn was a waitress at Bill Knapp’s restaurant while attending St. Ursula Academy for high school. In college at The Ohio State University, she studied diligently and graduated with a degree in communications. She had her fair share of fun while living in Columbus, but unlike the average college student, always made time go to mass on Sundays. Carolyn’s father Hank lovingly called her “Laroc,” which is  “Carol” spelled backwards, a term of endearment that meant a lot to her.

In the late 1980s, Carolyn moved to Chicago where she worked in the construction industry and would later support her younger sister Janet when she first started her company Safety Check, Inc. in 1994. Carolyn returned to her hometown soon after where she had her son Connor in 1996. While building a home adjacent to her parents in The Bluffs neighborhood, Carolyn met John Schmidt whom she married in 2001 and their daughter Halie was born in 2002. Selfless and caring, Carolyn loved her children dearly and always put them first, and many others too, helping care for nieces who lived nearby, as well as for her elderly parents. Always dependable and generous with her time, Carolyn was a master of completing lengthy to-do lists.

Carolyn played a critical role in the family business and many of the extended family’s most important matters. She was extremely dedicated to working for her parents’ plumbing contracting business, HPH Mechanical, for over 20 years, keeping things running smoothly in the office and growing the company by helping it get not just more jobs but larger ones. Those who worked with Carolyn appreciated her honest and straight-shooting manner, as well as her unique sense of humor even when things could be chaotic.

Just when Carolyn thought it would be nice to have a companion and travel partner, Tom Saine came into her life. The two met in 2013 while at Tom’s daughter’s wedding in Dallas, Texas, and a long-distance romance ensued. They quickly grew fonder of one another and married in Destin, Florida, in 2015. With retirement around the corner for both, Tom and Carolyn were looking forward to continuing to travel the world together and spending time at their new vacation home near where they were married on the Gulf Coast’s sandy white beaches.

Carolyn is joined in death by husband Tom Saine, brother Henry “Chip” E. Nowakowski, and sister-in-law Patsy Nowakowski. She is survived by children Connor Nowakowski, Halie Schmidt, first husband John Schmidt, stepdaughters Irene (Alan) Frosch and Jamie (Tony Kent) Saine, and granddaughters Thea and Charlotte Frosch; siblings Marilyn (Bruce) Fredrickson, James (Marsha) Nowakowski, John (Cynthia) Nowakowski, Catherine Scannell, Jeffery Nowakowski, Mark Nowakowski, Janet (John) Bali, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family invites friends to call at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 Main St, Sylvania, Ohio on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The lives Carolyn, Tom, Chip, and Pat will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sylvania, at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Private interment will follow.

Those wishing to honor Carolyn are asked to consider making donations to Little Flower Catholic Church in Toledo, Ohio. She enjoyed the music there.

https://www.reebfuneralhome.com


Thomas Saine
JULY 3, 1962 ~ AUGUST 30, 2018 (AGE 56)

Tom Saine, the ultimate family man and passionate traveler, passed away on August 30, 2018. Tom was born in California on July 3, 1962 to Wilhard Saine and Mildred (Hill) Saine. He lived in Toledo, OH with his wife Carolyn Nowakowski.

Tom proudly served in the United States Navy, where he spent time in places like Turkey and Italy and met Lynne Strelzick. After a few delays caused by uncooperative submarines that kept getting sent out on new missions, Tom proposed to Lynne in Sicily and the two were married in Lynne’s native New Jersey in 1983. The couple went on to have two daughters, Jamie and Irene, whom they loved unconditionally. Tom made many friends and touched countless lives while raising his girls in New Jersey and Fort Worth, TX.

Following the passing of his beloved Lynne, Tom remained dedicated to his daughters and found love again in 2013 when he met Carolyn Nowakowski at the wedding of his youngest daughter. Tom and Carolyn were married in June 2015 in a beautiful beach ceremony. They spent their lives together traveling the world, eating good food, drinking great wine, spending time with the family and friends who they loved so much, raising Carolyn’s son and daughter, and playing with their new grandbabies.

Tom spent his career in telecommunications, where his dedication, intelligence and keen business sense helped him become a respected and well-known executive. In this role, he impacted many companies, but more importantly, he helped shape careers and was always quick with a word of advice, encouragement or tough love.

He and Carolyn passed together while doing one of their favorite things – traveling to a beach vacation. Their families and countless friends will love them forever.

Thomas Saine is proceeded in death by his wife Lynne (Strelzick) Saine and joined in death by his wife Carolyn Nowakowski. He is survived by his loving daughters Jamie Saine and Irene (Saine) Frosch; their husbands Tony Kent and Alan Frosch; granddaughters Thea and Charlotte; step children Connor and Halie; and many, many, many loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, September 7, 2018 2pm-8pm at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. A funeral mass will be held at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sylvania, OH. A private interment will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in Tom’s honor.

https://www.reebfuneralhome.com

Piper PA-18-150, N5373Y: Accident occurred August 31, 2018 in Palmer, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5373Y

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA525
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, August 31, 2018 in Palmer, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N5373Y

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.

Struck parked aircraft N3772B.

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N5373Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PALMER
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172E Skyhawk, N3835S: Accident occurred September 01, 2018 in King Salmon, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3835S

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA526
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2018 in King Salmon, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N3835S

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.

Ground looped on beach.

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N3835S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KATMAI BAY
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N3957X: Accident September 03, 2018 in Wrangell, Alaska

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3957X

Location: Wrangell, AK
Accident Number: ANC18LA069
Date & Time: 09/03/2018, 1353 AKD
Registration: N3957X
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 3, 2018, about 1353 Alaska daylight time, a Piper PA-32 airplane, N3957X, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power while in level cruise flight near Wrangell, Alaska. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 visual flight rules (VFR) flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Ketchikan, Alaska about 1325 destined for Juneau, Alaska.

According to the pilot, while in level cruise flight, the engine rpm increased to 3000. In an effort to correct for the high rpm the pilot reduced manifold pressure to 17 inches of mercury. Shortly thereafter, he noticed the engine oil pressure drop with oil visible on the airplane's windscreen, followed by a total loss of engine power. He performed an emergency landing near the high tide line in an area of seagrass. During the emergency landing the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The aircraft was equipped with a Lycoming IO-540 series engine.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3957X
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAWG
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Ketchikan, AK
Destination: Juneau, AK

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:

Piper PA-18A-135 Super Cub, N3372B: Incident occurred September 02, 2018 in Palmer, Alaska

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

Struck a rock and nosed over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3372B

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 02:25:00Z
Regis#: N3372B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18A 135
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PALMER
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N1358A: Incident occurred August 28, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska

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

Went off the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1358A

Date: 28-AUG-18
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N1358A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 180H, N95EA: Accident occurred September 02, 2018 in Yakutat, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N95EA

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA572
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 02, 2018 in Yakutat, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N95EA

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

Crashed due to unknown circumstances, inverted in harbor.

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 03:10:00Z
Regis#: N95EA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: YAKUTAT HARBOR
State: ALASKA

Cessna 177RG, N1821Q: Incident occurred September 02, 2018 at Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (KARG), Lawrence County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Landed short of runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1821Q

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N1821Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WALNUT RIDGE
State: ARKANSAS

Experimental S-18 Thorp, N575DG: Accident occurred September 01, 2018 at Porterville Municipal Airport (KPTV), Tulare County, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N575DG

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA523
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2018 in Porterville, CA
Aircraft: EGGLESTON DANIEL S-18 THORP, registration: N575DG

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.

Veered off the runway and nosed over.


Date: 01-SEP-18
Time: 16:11:00Z
Regis#: N575DG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: S 18 THORP
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PORTERVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172R, N934MT: Incident occurred September 03, 2018 at Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport (O28), Mendocino County, California

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

Wing clipped a porta potty and aircraft spun off the taxiway into a ditch.

https://registry.faa.gov/N934MT

Date: 03-SEP-18
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N934MT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WILLITS
State: CALIFORNIA

Guimbal Cabri G2, owned by Spitzer Helicopters and operated by One Above Aviation, N401SH: Accident occurred September 03, 2018 at John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA), Santa Ana, California

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California
Bureau d’EnquĂȘtes et d’Analyses; FN

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N401SH

Location: Santa Ana, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA252
Date & Time: 09/03/2018, 1537 PDT
Registration: N401SH
Aircraft: Guimbal CABRI
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 3, 2018, about 1537 Pacific daylight time, a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, N401SH, was substantially damaged during an autorotative landing near Santa Ana, California. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Spitzer Helicopters and operated by One Above Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed for the cross-country flight, that departed John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), Santa Ana California about 1400 and had flown to El Monte, California through an intermediate airport before returning to SNA.

According to the flight instructor and student pilot, they returned to SNA after conducting some cross-country flight training. They initiated an autorotation to simulate an inflight loss of engine power from about 700 ft mean sea level (msl) and 60 kts and maintained 50 kts during the subsequent glide, which was uneventful. As they reached 150 ft msl the flight instructor prepared for a power recovery by opening the throttle slightly, with the intention of preventing the rotor RPM from entering the normal range before they flared the helicopter. Two seconds later, the flight instructor realized that she did not have enough power and advanced the throttle further. The flight instructor added that as the helicopter reached 40 ft msl the student pilot raised the collective pitch control to stop the descent, but did not complete the flare. While descending in a near flat attitude, the flight instructor rolled the throttle to its full power position to complete the power recovery, but the engine power did not rise as the instructor and student pilot had anticipated. The low rotor rpm horn engaged and the nose yawed to the left. The helicopter rolled to the left from an altitude of about 4 ft before coming to rest on its left side.

Postaccident photos furnished by the helicopter operator showed substantial damage to the main rotor blades. Additionally, the helicopter fuselage had separated from the skid attachment points.

In subsequent interviews with the flight instructor and student pilot, the instructor noted that the throttle seemed stiffer than normal. The student pilot remarked that during the accident flight the engine power responded about 2 seconds after it was advanced to full power. In his experience during previous flights, the engine normally takes about one half second to advance to full power.

According to the "Aborting autorotation practice" section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual,

If power recovery is decided during autorotation:


Roll-in throttle until governor engages,
Gradually raise collective pitch to stop autorotation and descent,
Control yaw during power recovery with pedals
Additionally, the excerpt advises that the helicopter will yaw to the left when the power recovers.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Guimbal
Registration: N401SH
Model/Series: CABRI G2
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: One Above Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 56 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Destination: Santa Ana, CA (SNA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:







A flight school that owned and operated a small helicopter that crashed Monday at John Wayne Airport, injuring the two people onboard, is the company that under a different name operated a helicopter that crashed into a Newport Beach home in January, killing three people and injuring two others.

In Monday’s incident, a flight instructor and a student suffered minor injuries when the Guimbal Cabri G2 they were flying crashed and tipped onto its side, officials said.

The chopper was owned and operated by One Above Aviation, formerly named Revolution Aviation, according to John Wayne Airport spokeswoman Deanne Thompson.

The school did not respond to a request for comment.

Fire officials responded to the scene just after 3:30 p.m. Monday. The two injured people, who were not identified, were treated and declined further medical attention, according to fire officials.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash. Thompson said no mayday call came from the chopper before it went down.

Thompson said she had no information about the copter’s planned route.

The helicopter crashed along Runway 20L at Taxiway J, according to John Wayne Airport officials. The runway, intended for small aircraft, was shut down for about an hour and a half as it was cleaned of oil spilled during the crash, officials said.

Airport officials said there was no disruption to commercial flights.

The crash occurred about seven months after a four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter operated by Revolution Aviation slammed into a house in Newport Beach's Bayview Terrace community on Jan. 30. Three people aboard the copter died, including Newport resident Joseph Anthony Tena, 60, who had an ownership stake in Revolution Aviation.

Revolution Aviation was the focus of a Federal Aviation Administration investigation last year into allegations of improper maintenance, including on the copter that crashed in Newport, documents show.

Another copter Revolution Aviation operated crashed at Long Beach Airport in September 2017, shortly after the FAA's Long Beach flight standards district office inspected five of the helicopters the company operated, as well as all its aircraft operations and maintenance records, according to an FAA memo in August last year.

In the Long Beach incident, a Robinson R22 Beta helicopter began to shift to the left and right at an altitude of about 40 feet and suddenly and rapidly descended before hitting the ground and rolling onto its side, according to a preliminary NTSB report. The student pilot suffered serious injuries, the report said.

Reviews of the copters that eventually went down in Long Beach and Newport Beach found maintenance issues that did not meet FAA or maintenance manual standards, according to the memo.

Jeffrey Rafferty, who at the time was the principal maintenance inspector with the FAA in Long Beach, wrote in the memo that “Revolution Aviation has addressed all of the discrepancies brought to their attention by the [aviation safety inspectors] during the investigation and put new processes in place to reduce the likeliness of reoccurrence.”

The investigation of the John Wayne Airport crash is ongoing, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said Tuesday, but it wasn’t clear whether the FAA is currently investigating One Above Aviation.

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

Cessna T182T, N232JM: Incident occurred September 03, 2018 at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (KSBP), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Blew a tire and veered off the runway, came to rest in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N232JM

Date: 03-SEP-18
Time: 23:02:00Z
Regis#: N232JM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T182T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN LUIS OBISPO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech B200 King Air, N97WC: Accident occurred September 03, 2018 at Bob Hope Airport (KBUR), Burbank, Los Angeles County, California

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

West Coast Aircraft Shares LLC
Argosy II LLC
American Flyer Racing Inc
Freedom Enterprises LLC
Fremont Bank

https://registry.faa.gov/N97WC

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA528
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 2018 in Burbank, CA
Aircraft: Beech 200, registration: N97WC

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.

Collided with tree while taxiing.

Date: 03-SEP-18
Time: 01:51:00Z
Regis#: N97WC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BURBANK
State: CALIFORNIA

Bell 205A-1, N58HJ: Incident occurred September 01, 2018 at Montrose Regional Airport (KMTJ), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Rotorcraft experienced a tail strike on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N58HJ

Date: 01-SEP-18
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N58HJ
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 205A 1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONTROSE
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N4077M: Accident occurred September 01, 2018 at Rexburg-Madison County Airport (KRXE), Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

https://registry.faa.gov/N4077M

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA522
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2018 in Rexburg, ID
Aircraft: Piper PA 12, registration: N4077M

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.

Veered off the runway and inverted.

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 03:26:00Z
Regis#: N4077M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 12
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REXBURG
State: IDAHO






REXBURG — Three people walked away without any injuries after a plane crashed at the Rexburg Municipal Golf Course Saturday night.

The pilot of the small aircraft told police he was landing around 7:45 p.m. when a gust of wind pushed the plane off the airport runway and through a fence onto the golf course. The plane then flipped over.

Police say there was no alcohol or other impairing substances were involved. Names of those in the plane have not been released.

Original article ➤ https://www.eastidahonews.com

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N20095: Incident occurred September 02, 2018 at DuPage Airport (KDPA), West Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Made a hard landing. 

Flying W Leasing Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N20095

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N20095
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WEST CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Rockwell International 114 Commander, N4898W: Incident occurred September 02, 2018 at DuPage Airport (KDPA), West Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Nose wheel collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4898W

Date: 02-SEP-18
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N4898W
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: 114
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DUPAGE
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-28R-180, registered to a private individual and operated by Space City Aviators, N7430J: Fatal accident occurred August 31, 2018 in Kaplan, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Piper Aircraft Inc; Vero Beach, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7430J

Location: Kaplan, LA
Accident Number: CEN18FA359
Date & Time: 08/31/2018, 0756 CDT
Registration: N7430J
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 31, 2018, about 0756 central daylight time, a Piper PA28R airplane, N7430J, impacted a tower near Kaplan, Louisiana. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by Space City Aviators under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight, which departed about 0746 without a flight plan from Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport (IYA), Abbeville, Louisiana.

After departing IYA, the airplane flew about 15 miles to the northwest, where it struck a television/radio tower in a rural area. The tower's height was 1,793 ft above ground level and the airplane impacted about 200 ft below the apex of the tower. The highly fragmented wreckage was dispersed over an area about 700 ft wide. The tower collapsed and the buildings at the base of the tower, which were unoccupied, caught fire and were destroyed. No ground injuries were reported. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7430J
Model/Series: PA28R 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Space City Aviators
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIYA, 50 ft msl
Observation Time: 0755 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Abbeville, LA (IYA)
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  30.038889, -92.370833

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Caylee Isabella Sampson, age 6 years.

Funeral cost for Caylee:  https://www.gofundme.com


Friday’s tragic plane crash in Vermilion Parish that claimed the lives of a father and daughter from Texas, also took down the signal for a small Christian radio station in Crowley.

During one of Friday morning’s shows, the KAJN’s signal suddenly blinked off the air.

“He went out there thinking it was a problem with the transmitter,” said Barry Thompson, KAJN President.

An engineer drove out to the stations transmitter building in Kaplan in search of the problem.

“He drove up and said but there’s no tower here,” said Thompson.

It’s what he didn’t find however, that caused even more concern.

“He saw the tower was on the ground,” said Thompson.

A plane had crashed into the 1800 ft tower causing it to fall and take down almost everything in it’s path.

“Our antenna, cable and all of the transmission line. Its gone,” said Thompson.

Shockingly, the only thing the tower spared was the station’s nearby transmitter building.

“All of our transmitter equipment and broadcaster equipment was safe inside the building,” said Thompson.

An act that Thompson calls a miracle. Also, one that has left them able to reach only some of their listeners.

“We’re broadcasting to only a portion of our audience,” said Thompson.

Thompson said they’re hoping to get back on another tower that is at least 1560ft or higher.

“We want to get at least that high or higher to bring our signal back to our regular audience,”said Thompson.

Story and video ➤ https://kadn.com




The victims killed in a plane crash on August 31, 2018 in Vermilion Parish have been identified as 45-year-old Marcus Todd Sampson of Seabrook, Texas and his daughter, 6-year-old Caylee Isabella Sampson.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is still investigating the cause of the crash.

Earlier, we reported a different spelling for the child’s first name. The correct spelling of her first name is Caylee.

The plane hit an old KATC tower in the Kaplan area Friday.

According to the FAA, the plane was a Piper Cherokee (PA-28).

The tower stood at 1,800 feet and was being rented by KAJN radio.

KAJN is broadcasting on a 1500 Watts station for now while new equipment is being built, which will take a few weeks. Listeners can catch the station live streaming at www.kajn.com or by using the free Simple Radio app.

The station usually broadcasts at 100,000 watts, so some listeners may not be able to catch them right now.

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