Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cessna U206F Stationair, N206JM: Accident occurred August 15, 2018 on Barter Island, Alaska

Ground Imaging Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N206JM 

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA491
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Barter Island, AK
Aircraft: Cessna U206, registration: N206JM

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.

Gulfstream G-IV, operated by Pegasus Elite Aviation as PEGJET flight 19, N619A: Incident occurred August 10, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N619A

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Incident Number: DCA18IA265
Date & Time: 08/10/2018, 2050 EDT
Registration: N619A
Aircraft: Gulfstream G IV
Injuries: 7 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On Friday August 10, 2018, about 2050 eastern daylight time, a Gulfstream IV airplane, N619A, operated by Pegasus Elite Aviation as PEGJET flight 19, was on a visual approach and cleared to land on runway 35 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL). During the approach, the airplane aligned with taxiway E. About 0.10 mile from the end of taxiway E, the pilot initiated a go-around. The airplane overflew four air carrier airplanes on taxiway E during the go-around climb. The incident airplane came within about 200 ft of the first airplane on the taxiway. At the time of the approach, the runway 35 runway end identifier lights and the precision approach path indicator lights were out of service. There were no injuries to the seven passengers and crew onboard, and the airplane was not damaged. The airplane was operating under 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 135 as a charter flight.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Gulfstream
Registration: N619A
Model/Series: G IV Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Quogue Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 7 None
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Cessna 206H, N230DE: Accident occurred September 03, 2018 in London, Laurel County, Kentucky

Rocky Branch Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N230DE

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA532
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 03, 2018 in London, KY
Aircraft: Cessna 206, registration: N230DE

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.

PZL Swidnik SW-4: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 in Curitibanos, Brazil

NTSB Identification: ERA18WA166
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, May 04, 2018 in Curitibanos, Brazil
Aircraft: PZL SWIDNIK SW4, registration:
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Brazil has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a PZL Swidnik, SW4, helicopter that occurred on May 4, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Brazil's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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

Bell 206 Jet Ranger III, Pilot Air, F-HGJL: Fatal accident occurred May 02, 2018 in Regina, east of Belizon, French Guiana

NTSB Identification: ERA18WA139
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 02, 2018 in Cacao, French Guiana
Aircraft: AGUSTA BELL AB206B, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of France has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Agusta Bell AB206B helicopter that occurred on May 2, 2018 near Cacao, French Guiana. 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.




Selon la gendarmerie, le crash de l’appareil qui reste inexpliqué est survenu en pleine forêt sur le territoire de la commune de Régina dans le secteur de Belizon.

Deux personnes ont trouvé la mort mercredi dans un accident d’hélicoptère à une centaine de kilomètres au sud-est de Cayenne, a annoncé la préfecture de Guyane.

Une troisième personne est dans un état d'« urgence absolue », a ajouté la préfecture dans un communiqué. Cette personne a été désincarcérée par le médecin hélitreuillé pour accéder à l’aéronef précise France-Guyane.

Le communiqué de la préfecture annonce que « l’épave de l’hélicoptère de la compagnie Pilote Air a été retrouvée vers 16 h 30 (21 h 30 à Paris) ».

« Le médecin, à bord de l’hélicoptère de secours de la sécurité civile, a du être hélitreuillé pour accéder à l’aéronef », a ajouté la préfecture qui a annoncé en fin d’après-midi que l’hélicoptère de la sécurité civile venait de se poser avec le troisième passager, à l’hôpital de Cayenne.

Un crash en pleine forêt

Selon la gendarmerie, le crash de l’appareil est survenu en pleine forêt sur le territoire de la commune de Régina dans le secteur de Belizon. « Nous n’avons pas d’informations, pour l’heure, quant aux circonstances de ce crash », a encore indiqué la gendarmerie.

La préfecture avait annoncé auparavant qu'« un hélicoptère de la compagnie Pilote Air qui avait décollé à 10 h 30 (15 h 30 à Paris) de l’aéroport de Matoury (10 km de Cayenne) avec à son bord 3 personnes a cessé sa liaison radio avec la tour de contrôle ».

«Vers 12 h 30 locales (17 h 30 à Paris), un hélicoptère de la sécurité civile est parti en reconnaissance avec un secouriste SH (sauveteur héliporté) et un médecin-chef du Sdis (pompiers de Guyane) », avait ajouté la préfecture.

Robinson R44 II, ZS-MZS: Fatal accident occurred May 01, 2018 between Bela Bela and Thabazimbi, Limpopo, South Africa

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA160
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 01, 2018 in Mabula, South Africa
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R44 II, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 1, 2018, at 0940 Universal Coordinated Time, a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, ZS-MZS, impacted an open field for unknown reasons near Mabula, South Africa. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was being operated under the pertinent civil regulations for the Government of South Africa.

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

Civil Aviation Authority
Accidents and Incidents Investigation Division
Private Bag X 73
Halfway House 1685
South Africa
Tel: +27 ( 0 ) 11 545-1055/1050
+27 ( 0 ) 83 461-6277 (24 hours)
Website: http://www.caa.co.za


LIMPOPO – Police in Rooiberg in the Bela Bela cluster have opened a case of inquest after two people were killed in a helicopter crash this morning, 1 June.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the helicopter was flying over Lumary farm, near Zebula Lodge when it crashed, killing the two men instantly.

“Police and paramedics were summoned to the scene, reacted swiftly and on arrival, the deceased were still trapped in the wreckage. Forensic experts and aviation investigators were informed and are currently at the scene,” he explained. 


The deceased have been identified as Herman Wenhold (37) and Jacque Oelofse (31) and the two men were flying from Rustenburg in the Northwest province to Zebula lodge when the accident happened.



The police at Rooiberg in the Belabela cluster in Limpopo have opened an inquest after two people were killed in a helicopter crash on Friday.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the helicopter was allegedly flying over Lumary farm near Zebula lodge when it crashed, instantly killing the two adult men.

"The police and paramedics were summoned to the scene, reacted swiftly and on arrival, the deceased were still trapped in the wreckage. Forensic experts and the aviation investigators were also informed and are currently at the scene," said Mojapelo.  

He said the deceased had been identified as 37-year-old Herman Wenhold and 31-year-old Jacque Oelofse, and were flying from Rustenburg in the North West province to Zebula lodge when the accident happened.


The cause of the crash is not known at this stage, said Mojapelo.

Beech Beechjet 400, G-FXAR: Incident occurred May 02, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA253
14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Incident occurred Wednesday, May 02, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland
Aircraft: Beech 400, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 2, 2018, about 1035 Universal Coordinated Time, a Beech 400, United Kingdom registration G-FXAR, experienced a cabin depressurization event and landed without further incident at the Geneva International Airport (LSGG), Geneva, Switzerland. There were no injuries. The flight originated from the Milan Linate Airport (LIML), Milan, Italy, and the intended destination was the London Luton Airport (EGGW), London, United Kingdom.

The Swiss Transportation Safety Board (STSB) is investigating the incident. As the state of manufacture of the airplane, the National Transportation Safety Board has designated a US accredited representative to assist the STSB in its investigation. 

The incident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Swiss government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board – Aviation Division. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board STSB
Aviation Division
Aéropôle 1
CH-3003 Bern
Tel. +41 58 466 33 00
Fax +41 58 466 33 01
info@sust.admin.ch

Mooney M20K 252 TSE, D-ETFT: Fatal accident occurred May 12, 2018 in Vinebre, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA289
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Flix, Spain
Aircraft: MOONEY M20K, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 12, 2018, at 1340 universal coordinated time, a Mooney M20K airplane, D-ETFT, impacted terrain near Flix, Tarragona, Spain. The pilot and 2 passengers were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.

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

Comisión De Investigación De Accidentes E Incidentes De Aviación Civil
C/Fruela, 6 - 28011 Madrid, Spain




Una avioneta s’ha estavellat aquest dissabte a la tarda a la Ribera d’Ebre, entre els municipis de Vinebre i Flix. Els Bombers de la Generalitat han confirmat que els tres ocupants que hi viatjaven han mort com a conseqüència de l’impacte. El sinistre també ha originat un petit incendi de vegetació, que ha calcinat uns 150 metres quadrats i que les cinc dotacions dels Bombers activades ja han sufocat.

L’avioneta havia sortit de l’aeroport portuguès de Tires/Cascais i viatjava amb destinació a l’aeroport de Reus, segons informa Protecció Civil i AENA. La matrícula de l’aparell és alemanya, però de moment no s’ha donat a conèixer l’origen de les víctimes.

El sinistre s’ha produït poc abans de les quatre de la tarda i les causes per les quals l’aparell ha patit l’accident encara no estan determinades.

Diverses dotacions dels Mossos d’Esquadra, així com efectius de la Policia Local, s’han mobilitzat per realitzar les tasques de seguretat i control. Així mateix, tècnics de la comissió estatal d’investigació d’accidents d’aviació civil també s’han desplaçat fins al lloc del sinistre per esclarir els fets.

Seguint el protocol, la Direcció General de Protecció Civil ha activat en fase d’Alerta el Pla especial per a emergències aeronàutiques a Catalunya, AEROCAT, en previsió de que es presentés alguna dificultat a l’hora de gestionar la situació d’emergència. El contacte amb AENA ha estat permanent i es manté l’activitat sense afectacions a l’aeroport de Reus.

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Thrush S-2R-T34, TG-FDM: Fatal accident occurred May 09, 2018 in Morales, Izabal, Guatemala


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA166
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 09, 2018 in Morales, Guatemala
Aircraft: AYRES S2R, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 9, 2018, about 1415 coordinated universal time, an Ayres Thrush S2R-T34 airplane TG-FDM, was destroyed when it impacted terrain under unknown circumstances near the municipality of Morales in Izabal Department of Guatemala. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight originated from Pista de Morales, Izabel, Guatemala, and the destination was Finca Creek, Morales, Izabel, Guatemala.

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

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil
Aeropuerto Internacional "La Aurora"
Zona 13
Guatemala, Centro América
www.dgacguate.com









Una avioneta se precipitó a tierra este miércoles en la aldea York, en el municipio de Morales, Izabal, y como resultado falleció una persona.

Julio Sánchez, portavoz de la Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred), confirmó que el accidente aéreo ocurrió en horas de la mañana. Las causas aún no se han establecido pero las autoridades ya manejan una hipótesis.

En la aeronave viajaba una persona, quien murió calcinada, se trata del capitán Armando Durán.

Conrado Monroy, portavoz de la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), explicó que la avioneta con matrícula TG-FDM salió a las 6:07 de la pista de la finca Bananeras, en Morales, Izabal, para realizar labores de fumigación.

Según indicó, se presume que debido a la baja altura a la cual volaba topó con las ramas de los árboles y se generó el accidente.

Con el incidente aéreo registrado hoy suman dos ocurridos esta semana en el país. El primero se dio el pasado lunes en un sector del municipio de Momostenango, en Totonicapán.

Según indicaron autoridades de la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, una avioneta en la cual viajaba una pareja de esposos presentó fallas en el motor y buscó realizara un aterrizaje de emergencia; sin embargo, no logró llegar al aeropuerto más cercano y se desplomó.

El capitán Luis Alberto Castillo, de nacionalidad guatemalteca; y su esposa Margareth Castillo, de nacionalidad alemana, resultaron heridos y fue necesario trasladarlos a un hospital.

Bell 206B JetRanger III, Mapa Empreendimentos e Participações Ltda, PT-HKY: Fatal accident occurred May 09, 2018 in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


NTSB Identification: ERA18WA153
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 09, 2018 in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER 206, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 3 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Brazil has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a BELL HELICOPTER 206 helicopter that occurred on May 09, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Brazil's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


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




Um helicóptero com quatro homens a bordo caiu no mar da Barra da Tijuca, na altura do Posto 4, Zona Oeste do Rio, no fim da manhã desta quarta-feira (9). Segundo o Corpo de Bombeiros, um morreu e outros três, com ferimentos, foram levados para o Hospital Municipal Lourenço Jorge, no mesmo bairro.

O helicóptero caiu a cerca de 200 metros da costa no Posto 4, mas foi levado pela correnteza até o Posto 5, onde começou a afundar.

"O helicóptero veio voando baixo. Deu uma turbulência e caiu. Os tripulantes conseguiram se apoiar na aeronave. O piloto já estava com as costas machucadas. Quando tiraram, ele já estava mal", contou Alexsandro do Nascimento Oliveira, ambulante que vende quentinhas em frente ao local do acidente.

Vítimas

De acordo com informações da TV Globo, o morto é o piloto do helicóptero, identificado pelos bombeiros como Murilo Cesar de Castro Rebello, de 57 anos. Os socorristas disseram que ele teve uma lesão na coluna e se afogou. A causa da morte, no entanto, ainda será confirmada.

"Ele era uma pessoa extraordinária. Era um cara simples e amigo. Alguém inconfundível. Uma pessoa batalhadora que tinha trabalhando demais para estar onde estava”, afirmou outro piloto de helicóptero que estava no Lourenço Jorge, mas preferiu não se identificar.

Homens do Grupamento Marítimo prestam socorro no local. Segundo a análise preliminar dos bombeiros, os feridos - Marcelo Freitas, Hélio Leal Gomes e Paulo Fernando Pereira Seixas - não correm risco de vida.

"As pessoas ficaram boiando, e o primeiro que os bombeiros tiraram foi aquele que eles tentaram reanimar. Mas os outros pareciam estar tranquilos quando saíram da água. Tudo durou cerca de dez minutos", lembrou Amanda Macedo, caixa de quiosque em frente ao local do acidente.

A secretaria municipal de Saúde informou que os três feridos, internados no Hospital Lourenço Jorge, estão com o estado de saúde estável.

Segundo a GloboNews, o helicóptero é um Bell Jet Ranger, prefixo PT-HKY. O helicóptero teria decolado de heliponto no Recreio dos Bandeirantes e iria para Cabo Frio, na Região dos Lagos. As causas do acidente serão investigadas.

Devido à movimentação do Corpo de Bombeiros, uma das pistas da Avenida Lúcio Costa, na orla da Barra da Tijuca, foi fechada.

Um motorista identificado como Gustavo passava pelo local na hora do acidente e viu os passageiros saindo do helicóptero após a queda. "Pareceu o barulho de um relâmpago, uma explosão seca", contou.

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Supersonic jet maker’s planes won’t go boom: Aerion’s jet will fly just below supersonic when above ground, and then speed up to Mach 1.4 over water

Plans to launch supersonic commercial jet travel have long been hampered by a U.S. ban on such flight over land.

But rather than limit routes to transoceanic travel, Aerion, Corp. of Reno, Nevada, plans to push its AS2 supersonic business jet right to the limit — flying just a hair below supersonic when above ground, and then speeding up to Mach 1.4 over water.

Maneuvering around the rule will be crucial for the few companies that want to establish a market for supersonic business jets. Spike Aerospace Inc. of Boston is developing a needle-nose plane that would travel at Mach 1.6 and carry 12 to 18 private passengers. Boom Technology Inc. of Englewood, Colo., plans to build a 55-seat supersonic airliner that would have a ticket prices on par with business-class travel.

Today’s supersonic jet manufacturers hope to avoid the problems that plagued the Concorde airliner, which flew for the last time in 2003. The Concorde was ultimately doomed by high maintenance costs, a soft market for air travel after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and its high ticket price — as much as $18,260 in 2017 dollars for a London-to-New York round-trip flight — which left many seats empty. Sonic-boom restrictions kept the Concorde on mostly transatlantic routes.

Technology improvements, including carbon-fiber composites known for their strength and light weight, could make the new jets more efficient. The Federal Aviation Administration has been working with other aviation organizations around the world to develop international noise and emissions standards for supersonic flight, but Aerion says its jet will be able to start flying without any rule changes.

“Part of our business case was we don’t require any regulatory changes to fly our airplane,” said Tom Vice, chief executive of Aerion, who previously was president of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s aerospace systems sector in Redondo Beach, Calif. “It’s hard to convince somebody to buy an airplane and say, ‘We’ll get the laws changed.’”

The company intends to sell its planes for $120 million each, a price that would allow the company to pay back investors and invest in new technologies, Vice said. That compares with the price of a high-end business jet, which can be $60 million to $80 million. Aerion believes the savings in flying time — it plans to cut a flight from New York to Tokyo by 1 hour and 57 minutes — will justify the cost.

“Time is our most precious resource,” Vice said.

Aerion said it has already sold 23 aircraft, 20 of which will go to Flexjet, a Cleveland company that offers fractional jet ownership and leasing.

The business jet market shows the most promise for supersonic jets because large corporations and wealthy individuals are more likely to pay top dollar to save time, industry analysts said.

“Speed is not that high a priority for a commercial airline,” said Ray Jaworowski, senior aerospace analyst at market research firm Forecast International. “A supersonic business jet would be the ultimate prestige aircraft.”

And it has to be luxurious, Vice said. Aerion’s AS2 plane will have a large cabin that can fit as many as 12 passengers, putting it in the same size category as the Gulfstream G550 or the Dassault Falcon 7X. The wider fuselage design is known in aviation jargon as a “double bubble” and will allow more foot space.

The aircraft will largely be made of carbon-fiber composites and is being designed to fly at Mach 1.2 without generating a sonic boom. The company has been working with Lockheed Martin Corp. on the air frame and aerodynamics since December.

Aerion had previously worked with Airbus Group on several design aspects, including structures and high-speed wind tunnel tests. That partnership ended last year. The European aviation giant wanted to learn more about how air flows over parts of the wing and was not interested in developing a supersonic business jet, said Bart Greer, an Airbus spokesman.

Aerion is also working with General Electric on the plane’s engine, which is composed of an existing engine core that was modified to allow for more efficient subsonic and supersonic flight, Vice said.

Developing an entirely new engine might deliver more speed, but it would be expensive, said R. John Hansman, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. “You’re paying a performance penalty for that, but it makes total sense.”

Aerion’s long-term plan envisions possibly developing a larger commercial supersonic airliner, which could start off as a 24-seater and grow to 100 to 150 seats, though Vice said that could be many years in the future.

In the meantime, the field is growing more crowded. Boom, whose supersonic jet would carry more passengers and is aimed at ticketed commercial service, has already secured a $10 million investment and a 20-aircraft pre-order from Japan Airlines, as well as pre-orders from British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

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

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I, N88AG: Accident occurred September 11, 2018 at Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport (KTNT), Ochopee, Florida

My Way Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N88AG

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA559
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Miami, FL
Aircraft: Piper PA34, registration: N88AG

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.




COLLIER COUNTY, Florida -- No injuries were reported in a small plane crash at a remote landing strip in the Everglades Tuesday.

It happened at the Collier-Dade Jetport in easternmost Collier County, near Tamiami Trail.

According to Greater Naples Fire Rescue, crews from Battalion 60 responded to an alert.

They say there were two occupants in the single-engine plane, which was sitting in shallow water just off the landing strip, and no injuries.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.fox4now.com

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, G-KNYS: Fatal accident occurred May 13, 2018 near Clonbullogue Aerodrome, Ireland

An photograph showing Niall Bowditch and Kasper Kacprzak from a GoFundMe page set up for their families


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA169

14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Sunday, May 13, 2018 in Clonbullogue, Ireland
Aircraft: CESSNA 208B, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On May 13, 2018, about 1500 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Cessna 208B, G-KNYS, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Clonbullogue, Ireland. The pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The flight originated from and was destined to Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Clonbullogue, Ireland.


The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU). This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the AAIU. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU)

Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport
Leeson Lane
Dublin 2, Ireland
D02 TR60
phone: +353 1604 1293



Family members of the pilot who died in a plane crash which also killed a seven-year-old boy in Co Offaly on Sunday are expected to arrive in Ireland on Tuesday.

The pilot Niall Bowditch, who was in his 40s and from the UK, and seven-year-old Kasper Kacprzak were on a plane which crashed not long after 16 skydivers had jumped out of it without incident.

They had departed from the Irish Parachute Club’s airfield in Clonbullogue near Edenderry on Sunday at about 2.25pm.

It took the emergency services several hours to recover the bodies of the two victims from the plane before they taken to the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore late on Sunday night.

Postmortems were carried out on the two bodies at the hospital on Monday.

The boy’s father, who is from Poland but living in Dublin, is a regular parachutist with the club and had jumped from the plane on Sunday. He visited the scene of the crash while rescue efforts were under way.

Although initially believed to have been one of the parachutists who exited the plane in the minutes prior to it going down, gardaí now say he was on the ground at the time. The aircraft had carried out five flights from the airfield on Sunday and the boy’s father had participated in an earlier jump.

The pilot was described by one local club member as very experienced. It is understood he was a keen skydiver as well as a pilot.

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick said he had been told the man was “about 45 or 46 years of age and he would have huge experience in flying that type of aircraft.” He said he believed the pilot was also a flying instructor in the UK.

According to Cllr Fitzpatrick, a Pilatus plane usually used by the parachute club had been sent abroad for an overhaul and the Cessna Caravan plane that crashed was being used instead.

He said the club had been quiet over the winter due to the bad weather and it was only now getting back to full operation.

Efforts to recover the wreckage of the plane took several hours on Monday. The task was made more difficult by the fact it was buried to a depth of about two metres in the bog.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit will now carry out an examination of the plane at their site in Gormanston, Co Meath to try and uncover the cause of the crash.

Gardaí said last night that they would not be releasing the names of the victims until they were satisfied that all family members had been informed.

They were providing assistance to the family of the boy and expected members of the pilot’s family to arrive in Ireland on Tuesday.

Prayers were said for the victims the Church of the Sacred Heart in Clonbullogue on Monday morning.

The Irish Parachute Club, which has between 150 and 200 members, remained closed on Monday.

“The board of directors, members and friends of the Irish Parachute Club are deeply saddened at the death of the occupants of the aircraft that was operating on behalf of the club. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected,” the club said in a statement. “We would like to thank the Air Accident Investigation Unit and the emergency services who are continuing their investigation at this very difficult time.”

Local Sinn Féin councillor Martin O’Reilly said the community is shocked and saddened over the deaths.

“It’s tragic. That’s the only word I can use at the moment. It is all only sinking in about the extent of the tragedy.” He said the thoughts of the community are with the families of both victims and those involved in the recovery effort.

An online fundraising campaign has raised over €17,000 for the families of a young boy and pilot.

https://www.irishtimes.com

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N149CD: Fatal accident occurred May 15, 2018 in Tuzantan, Mexico


https://registry.faa.gov/N149CD

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA188
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Tuzantan, Mexico
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 15, 2018, about 1300 coordinated universal time, a Cessna 208 airplane, N149CD, crashed in jungle terrain under unknown circumstances near Tuzantan, Mexico. The three occupants were fatally injured. The flight departure and destination were unknown.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by or obtained from the government of the Mexico.

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC)
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes
Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos
No. 1990, piso 4
Colonia Los Alpes, Tlacopac
Delegación Álvaro Obregón
Codigo Postal 01010
Ciudad de México
México
Telephone: (55) 5011-6413
E-mail: cidaiac@sct.gob.mx
Website: http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medicina-preventiva/aeronautica-civil/inicio/




Una avioneta que se desplomó en la zona sierra de Tuzantán a un kilómetro del rancho San Cristobalito, dejo como saldo dos personas calcinadas y miles de pesos en perdidas materiales, reportaron las autoridades.

De acuerdo con el reporte de los hechos, alrededor de las 9 de la mañana testigos, reportaron al centro de emergencias c4, que una avioneta se había desplomado, por lo que las autoridades iniciaron un operativo de búsqueda con personal de Protección Civil de Tuzantán, Huixtla y de Gobierno del Estado.

Fue así que a un kilómetro del rancho San Cristobalito, municipio de Tuzantán en la zona sierra, localizaron la avioneta con matricula N149CD, de color blanca, donde se localizaron los dos cuerpos calcinados, sin embargo, hasta el momento de redactar esta nota, se desconocen las identidades de las personas fallecidas.

Lo que sí se logró  conocer fue que la avioneta iba cargada de combustible, y especulan que una falla mecánica pudo ser la causa de que se desplomara, sin embargo, se continúa con las investigaciones para conocer las causas de los hechos.

Ignoran si la aeronave pudo haber sido usada para el transporte de cosas ilícitas, debido a que el combustible que llevaba, para abastecerse en el aire y evitar bajar a cargar consumió por completo cualquier evidencia de carga.

https://www.diariodelsur.com.mx

Piper PA-28R-200, N1473T: Incident occurred September 10, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Experienced loss of power while enroute. Landed in field.

Aether Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N1473T

Date: 11-SEP-18
Time: 02:06:00Z
Regis#: N1473T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SAN ANTONIO
State: TEXAS

Learjet 35A, N543LM: Incident occurred September 10, 2018 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska

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

During takeoff, aircraft blew two (2) right main tires. Debris caused damage to flap assembly.

Aero Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N543LM

Date: 11-SEP-18
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N543LM
Aircraft Make: LEARJET
Aircraft Model: LJ35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA