Monday, September 17, 2018

Flight Design GMBH CTLS, N21ZA: Incidents occurred November 04, 2018, September 16, 2018 and October 17, 2012; Accident occurred July 19, 2012 in Lorain County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio 

November 04, 2018:  Gear collapsed. 

RAS Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N21ZA

Date: 04-NOV-18
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N21ZA
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTLS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LORAIN
State: OHIO

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

September 16, 2018: Landed in a field.

Date: 16-SEP-18
Time: 17:25:00Z
Regis#: N21ZA
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTLS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LORAIN
State: OHIO

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

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

Aviation Incident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Elyria, OH
Incident Number: CEN13IA024
Date & Time: 10/17/2012, 1330 EDT
Registration: N21ZA
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN CTLS
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that the airplane’s fixed right main landing gear collapsed during landing. He reported that the landing was “not extraordinarily hard” and that it should have been well within the airplane’s typical performance.

Postincident examination of the composite right main landing gear leg revealed several manufacturing defects, including wrinkled layers and layers that terminated at the surface when they should have been continuous, which reduced the landing gear leg’s strength and its ability to resist longitudinal cracks. As a result of this investigation, the airplane manufacturer conducted an audit of the subcontractor that manufactured the landing gear legs. The audit revealed that, before the incident, the landing gear manufacturer had become aware of quality issues related to the mold closing process of the landing gear legs during manufacture and had implemented steps to reduce the recurrence of these issues. Based on the available evidence, the manufacturing defects in the composite main landing gear leg likely reduced the leg’s load-carrying capacity and resulted in its eventual failure. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:
The manufacturing defects in the main landing gear leg, which resulted in its eventual failure.

Findings

Aircraft
Main gear strut/axle/truck - Failure (Cause)

Organizational issues
Equipment manufacture - Manufacturer (Cause)

Factual Information

On October 17, 2012, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Flight Design GMBH model CTLS, N21ZA, sustained substantial damage while landing on runway 25 at the Lorain County Airport (LPR), Elyria, Ohio. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane sustained minor damage to the landing gear during the mishap. The aircraft was registered to RAS Aviation LLC, Elyria, Ohio, and operated by Zone Aviation, Elyria, Ohio, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated at an unconfirmed time.

The flight instructor reported that the flight was a training flight and on the first landing the right main landing gear collapsed. He stated that the landing was "not extraordinarily hard". He went on to add that based on his experience in the same model airplane that the landing should have been well within typical performance of the airplane.

During the investigation it was discovered that this same airplane was involved in a landing accident on July 19, 2012 (CEN12LA676). The July accident also resulted in a fracture of the right main landing gear leg.

The damaged right main landing gear leg from this incident was retained for further examination.  The main landing gear leg was made of composite material. The fiber reinforcements used in the composite construction included unidirectional glass fibers, glass fiber fabric, and basalt fiber fabric. Flexible plastic tubes extended the length of the legs enclosed within ribbed plastic tubes located near the leading and trailing edges of the leg. Foam filled space between the plastic tubes and a center internal cavity. The legs were manufactured in a mold with the split line at the leading and trailing edges. During the layup process, layers were placed in a mold half representing the upper half of the leg, and layers were wrapped around the internal tubes, foam, center cavity, and preformed layers. The mold was then closed with a mold piece representing the lower half of the landing gear, and the center internal cavity was pressurized during curing. Examination and sectioning of the landing gear leg showed wrinkling of the fibers resulting in their orientation being angled with relation to the surface rather than parallel to the surface. Additionally several layers terminated at the leading and trailing edges. The location of theses terminating layers corresponded with the location of longitudinal cracks found along the leading and trailing edges of the landing gear.

As a result of the investigation, the manufacturer of the airplane was contacted regarding the landing gear manufacturing process. The landing gear legs were manufactured by a sub-contractor to the airplane manufacturer. The airplane manufacture conducted an audit of the sub-contractor and determined that there were some previous quality issues with regard to mold closing during the manufacture of the landing gear legs. It was reported that the landing gear manufacturer had recognized these issues and had implemented steps to reduce the risk of recurrence of these issues. The airplane manufacturer also conducted a search of part requests and difficulty reports related to the main landing gear. This records search showed 3 occurrences which resulted in complete collapse of the landing gear leg out of a fleet of 370 airplanes. All other reported landing gear leg fractures were discovered either during inspection after a hard landing, or during taxi operation when significantly reduced stiffness was encountered.

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Landing gear collapse (Defining event) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 38
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Seatbelt, Shoulder harness
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/04/2011
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  910 hours (Total, all aircraft), 425 hours (Total, this make and model), 135 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 23
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Seatbelt, Shoulder harness
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/18/2011
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  30 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Registration: N21ZA
Model/Series: CTLS
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: F-10-09-04
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: ROTAX
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner: RAS Aviation LLC
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: Zone Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Zone Aviation
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LPR, 793 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1353 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 8 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Lorain County Regional Airport (LPR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 793 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5002 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.344167, -82.177778

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

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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Elyria, OH
Accident Number: CEN12LA676
Date & Time: 07/19/2012, 2200 EDT
Registration: N21ZA
Aircraft: FLIGHT DESIGN CTLS
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, on the day of the accident, he had accomplished three landings in the accident airplane and that he was pleased with these landings. Forty-five minutes after the last day landing, he took off for a night flight. During the first attempted landing, he misjudged the flare, and the airplane bounced. He subsequently performed a go-around and again misjudged the landing flare. The airplane subsequently bounced hard on the runway, which resulted in a flat nosewheel tire and firewall and right main landing gear damage. Although examination of the right main landing gear leg revealed several manufacturing defects that have since been addressed by the landing gear leg manufacturer, the accident was likely caused by the pilot’s misjudged landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing and the subsequent right main landing gear damage.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot’s misjudged landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

Findings


Aircraft

Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Organizational issues
Equipment manufacture - Manufacturer

Factual Information

On July 19, 2012, about 2200 eastern daylight time, a Flight Design GMBH model CTLS, N21ZA, sustained substantial damage while landing on runway 7 at the Lorain County Airport (LPR), Elyria, Ohio. The private pilot who was the sole occupant was not injured. The airplane sustained damage to the landing gear, engine mount and firewall during the mishap. The aircraft was registered to RAS Aviation LLC, Elyria, Ohio, and operated by Zone Aviation, Elyria, Ohio, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The airplane was rented by the pilot for a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated at an unconfirmed time.

The accident was not initially reported to authorities and was discovered while investigating another incident that happened with this airplane. On October 17, 2012, about 1330 the airplane sustained minor damage while landing on runway 25 at LPR (CEN13IA024). In both instances, the right composite landing gear leg fractured. 

Regarding the July accident, the pilot reported that he was performing takeoff and landing practice. He performed 3 landings during the daylight and he reported that he was pleased with these landings.  After a 45 minute break he took off again to perform night landings to regain night currency requirements. He reported that on the first night landing he misjudged the landing and bounced. He performed a go-around and came back in for another landing. He again misjudged the landing and "bounced hard". The airplane came back down striking the nose wheel. As the airplane came to a stop the pilot realized there was something wrong and upon de-planing, discovered a flat nose tire. He pushed the airplane from the runway and acquired a tow from ramp personnel.

The damaged right main landing gear leg was retained for further examination.  The main landing gear leg was made of composite material. The fiber reinforcements used in the composite construction included unidirectional glass fibers, glass fiber fabric, and basalt fiber fabric. Flexible plastic tubes extended the length of the legs enclosed within ribbed plastic tubes located near the leading and trailing edges of the leg. Foam filled space between the plastic tubes and a center internal cavity. The legs were manufactured in a mold with the split line at the leading and trailing edges. During the layup process, layers were placed in a mold half representing the upper half of the leg, and layers were wrapped around the internal tubes, foam, center cavity, and preformed layers. The mold was then closed with a mold piece representing the lower half of the landing gear, and the center internal cavity was pressurized during curing. Examination and sectioning of the landing gear leg showed wrinkling of the fibers resulting in their orientation being angled with relation to the surface rather than parallel to the surface. Additionally several layers terminated at the leading and trailing edges. The location of theses terminating layers corresponded with the location of longitudinal cracks found along the leading and trailing edges of the landing gear.

As a result of the investigation, the manufacturer of the airplane was contacted regarding the landing gear manufacturing process. The landing gear legs were manufactured by a sub-contractor to the airplane manufacturer. The airplane manufacture conducted an audit of the sub-contractor and determined that there were some previous quality issues with regard to mold closing during the manufacture of the landing gear legs. It was reported that the landing gear manufacturer had recognized these issues and had implemented steps to reduce the risk of recurrence of these issues. The airplane manufacturer also conducted a search of part requests and difficulty reports related to the main landing gear. This records search showed 3 occurrences which resulted in complete collapse of the landing gear leg out of a fleet of 370 airplanes. All other reported landing gear leg fractures were discovered either during inspection after a hard landing, or during taxi operation when significantly reduced stiffness was encountered. 

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown

Abnormal runway contact (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55
Airplane Rating(s):  Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Seatbelt, Shoulder harness
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/20/2010
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time: 119 hours (Total, all aircraft), 48 hours (Total, this make and model), 59 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Registration: N21ZA
Model/Series: CTLS
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: F-10-09-04
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner: RAS Aviation LLC
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: Zone Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: LPR, 793 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft agl
Visibility: 9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information


Airport: Lorain County Regional Airport (LPR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 793 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5002 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

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:   41.344167, -82.177778

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N957ES: Incident occurred September 15, 2018 at Wiley Post Airport (KPWA), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

Ran off the edge of the runway and hit a runway light.

Volar LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N957ES

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 14:09:00Z
Regis#: N957ES
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA

Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4, N939AM: Incident occurred September 16, 2018 at Pennridge Airport (KCKZ), Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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

Struck a deer upon landing.


Fifth Third Equipment Finance Company


https://registry.faa.gov/N939AM


Date: 17-SEP-18

Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N939AM
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 525C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PERKASIE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Mooney M20J 201, N201WY: Incident occurred September 15, 2018 at Jones Field Airport (F00), Bonham, Fannin County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Gear up landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N201WY

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N201WY
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BONHAM
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-140, N20BS: Incident occurred September 15, 2018 at Monument Valley Airport (UT25), San Juan County, Utah

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

Landed short and nose gear collapsed.


https://registry.faa.gov/N20BS


Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 17:14:00Z
Regis#: N20BS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONUMENT VALLEY
State: Utah

Cirrus SR22, operated by Monterey Realty Development LLC, N161DL: Accident occurred September 16, 2018 at Montauk Airport (KMTP), Suffolk County, New York

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N161DL

Location: Montauk, NY
Accident Number: ERA18LA253
Date & Time: 09/16/2018, 1606 EDT
Registration: N161DL
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 16, 2018, at 1606 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus SR22, N161DL, was substantially damaged during collision with trees and terrain during takeoff from Montauk Airport (MTP), Montauk, New York. The pilot was not injured, and a passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot provided a written statement and was interviewed by telephone. He said he completed the preflight inspection, engine run-up, and before-takeoff checks with no anomalies noted, and then positioned the airplane for takeoff from runway 24. The pilot advanced the throttle and tracked the runway centerline during the takeoff roll.

At rotation, the pilot's seat "abruptly slid backwards to the outermost distance from the controls." The pilot said that he could no longer reach the pedals to maintain directional control, and that aileron input was inadequate to counteract the airplane's left-turning tendency. The airplane departed the left side of the runway, struck trees and shrubs, and came to rest upright.

The pilot stated that he had adjusted his seat prior to the flight "as normal" and had never had difficulty with the seat at any time in the past. He added that this was the third Cirrus SR22 that he had owned and had no history of seat issues with either of his previous two airplanes.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single engine land and instrument airplane. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third class medical certificate was issued January 4, 2018. He reported 750 total hours of flight experience, all of which was in the accident airplane make and model.

According to FAA records, the airplane was manufactured in 2014. Its most recent annual inspection was completed October 15, 2017 at 187.9 total aircraft hours.

At 1654, the weather recorded at MTP included clear skies and variable winds at 4 knots. The temperature was 24°C, and the dew point was 19°C. The altimeter setting was 30.21 inches of mercury.

Examination of photographs revealed that the wings, fuselage, and empennage all sustained substantial impact damage. An FAA inspector who responded to the site said he could not enter the cockpit, as the door was either locked or impinged by impact damage.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N161DL
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Monterey Realty Development LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMTP, 7 ft msl
Observation Time: 2054 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Montauk, NY (MTP)
Destination: East Hampton, NY (HTO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.076667, -71.920556 (est)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Boeing B767-300: Incident occurred May 24, 2018 in Kumamoto, Japan

NTSB Identification: ENG18RA029
14 CFR Unknown
Incident occurred Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Kumamoto, Japan, Japan
Aircraft: BOEING 767, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The Japan Transportation Safety Board (JTSB) has notified the NTSB of an incident involving a B767-300 that occurred May 24, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the JTSB investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of Manufacturer and Design of the engine.

All investigative information will be released by the JTSB.

Bombardier CL-600-2B19: Incident occurred May 16, 2018 in Geuteng, South Africa

NTSB Identification: ENG18WA027
14 CFR Unknown
Incident occurred Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Geuteng, South Africa, South Africa
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER CL600 2B19, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The Government of South Africa has notified the NTSB of an incident involving a Bombardier CL-600-2B19 that occurred May 16, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 as the State of Manufacturer and Design of the engine.

All investigative information will be released by the CAA.

Cessna 152: Incident occurred May 28, 2018 in Tulua, Colombia

NTSB Identification: ERA18WA156
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Incident occurred Monday, May 28, 2018 in Tulua, Colombia
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Colombia has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a CESSNA 152 airplane that occurred on May 28, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Colombia's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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

Beechcraft 58 Baron, ZP-BEU: Fatal accident occurred July 25, 2018 near Juan de Ayolas Airport (SGAY), Misiones, Paraguay

Pilot Gerardo Cayetano López Zárate (71)


NTSB Identification: ERA18WA198

14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Ayolas, Paraguay
Aircraft: BEECH 58, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Paraguay has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a BEECH 58 airplane that occurred on July 25, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Paraguay's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


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



Paraguayan Agriculture Minister Luis Gneiting (50)

Luis Eladio Charotti Barquinero (35)

Vicente Rigoberto Ramírez Imas (49)


La aeronave, una Barón 58 con matrícula ZP-BEU asignada al Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), despegó de la base aérea de Ayolas, departamento de Misiones, a las 18:22, cuando ya había oscurecido y caía una tenue llovizna.

La cámara de seguridad del aeropuerto grabó los primeros tres minutos del vuelo, hasta que la máquina hizo un viraje inusual, se produjo un destello, luego un apagón, una presunta reactivación de los circuitos de luces y, finalmente, la nave ya desapareció del radar.

La torre de control perdió definitivamente contacto con la máquina al cabo de seis minutos del despegue.

La máquina desapareció sobre una zona de esterales, a 40 kilómetros aproximadamente de la cabecera de la pista, unos 15 kilómetros al sur de la ciudad de San Ignacio.

El administrador del aeropuerto de Luque, Rubén Aguilar, dijo anoche que la baliza de impacto de la máquina no se llegó a activar, por lo que abrigan la esperanza de que la avioneta haya panceado sobre los esteros y que sus tripulantes hayan sobrevivido.

Bomberos, policías, militares, funcionarios de distintas entidades, como Yacyretá y de las municipalidades cercanas, así como estancieros y sus peones iniciaron casi inmediatamente la búsqueda de la avioneta, con anfibios, tractores, camionetas, caballos y hasta a pie. Hasta esta madrugada, las tareas de búsqueda no daban un resultado efectivo, en gran parte también a raíz de la inaccesibilidad de los esterales, el frío, la lluvia, neblina y los animales que dificultaban el desplazamiento de los rescatistas. La búsqueda no se detuvo mientras otros equipos se aprestan a sumarse a la labor.

http://www.abc.com.py

Air Tractor AT 301, XB-OVB: Fatal accident occurred July 25, 2018 in Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico


NTSB Identification: CEN18WA308
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT301, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 25, 2018, about 1600 coordinated universal time, a Mexican registered Air Tractor AT 301 airplane, XB-OVB, impacted terrain near Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico. The pilot was fatally injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The local flight departed Ascension, Mexico, on an aerial application flight.

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

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

Ascensión, Chihuahua.- Cae avioneta que fumigaba campos de algodón en la colonia menonita del Sabinal del municipio de Ascensión.

Autoridades de la Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) dieron a conocer datos de este accidente que se registró el 25 de julio a las 11:00 horas en el campo número 3 de la colonia el Sabinal.

Se dio a conocer que la avioneta con matrícula XB-OVB marca AIR tractor AT-301, modelo 1979 de color amarilla se había desplomado cuando realizaba trabajos de fumigación. La avioneta pertenecía a la empresa de fumigaciones El Puma S.A. de C.V. la cual era tripulada por Nicolás Neufeld Klassen de 22 años de edad.

En el lugar elementos estatales se entrevistaron con Pedro Neufeld quien hizo mención ser papá del hoy occiso el cual ya tenía un año laborando para la empresa de fumigaciones. 

Al lugar también arribo el inspector y verificador de aeronáutica de la Comandancia del aeropuerto de ciudad Juarez; Óscar David Cazares López.

https://www.akronoticias.com

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, G-BHYA: Accident occurred July 17, 2018 at Les Rabassières private airfield, Var (83), France

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA375
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Les Rabassieres, France
Aircraft: Cessna CESSNA R182, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On July 17, 2018, at 1300 UTC, a Cessna 182, G-BHYA, S/N R182-00532, experienced an engine failure on a local flight from a private airfield in Les Rabassières, France. The pilot declared an emergency landing and the airplane experienced a runway excursion during landing. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot, the sole occupant, did not suffer any injuries.

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

BEA: Btiment 153 - 10 rue de Paris
Zone Sud - Aéroport du Bourget
93352 Le Bourget Cedex
Telephone: +33 (01) 49 92 72 00
Investigator-in-Charge: Mr. Erell Ravel
Telephone: +33 6 09 14 38 16
E-mail: erell.ravel@bea.aero 

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

Cessna 172H Skyhawk, HC-BTS: Accident occurred May 28, 2018 on Upano river beach, Macas, Morona Santiago province, Ecuador



NTSB Identification: ERA18WA212
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, May 28, 2018 in Macas, Ecuador
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Ecuador has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a CESSNA 172 airplane that occurred on May 28, 2018. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Ecuador's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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





Una avioneta perteneciente a la compañía AeroSangay, que había despegado en la tarde de este lunes desde el aeropuerto Edmundo Carvajal, de Macas, se accidentó minutos más tarde en la zona de la playa del río Upano, en la provincia de Morona Santiago.

Según el canal Digital TV de Macas, el piloto de la aeronave, que transportaba unas 500 libras de carga, había reportado al aeropuerto que debía retornar a la pista, pero no alcanzó a regresar y se estrelló en el sector del complejo turístico Farallón.

Los equipos de emergencia del aeropuerto y del ECU 911 acudieron al rescate y tras buscar en varios sectores localizaron la avioneta con su único tripulante, el piloto Nelson Antuna, de 31 años, con algunas heridas leves.

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‘Stay Away From Private Planes Until You’re Out of Office,’ Charlotte Hubbell Advises Governor Reynolds



BONDURANT, Iowa–Charlotte Hubbell, the wife of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell, told a group of Iowans about “a hard week” that Governor Kim Reynolds just had.

“Wow,” Hubbell told several dozen people at Progress Iowa’s Fourth Annual Corn Feed, “what a hard week for Kim Reynolds. The headlines have not been helpful to her.”

Her husband's campaign has criticized Reynolds after an Associated Press report showed that the governor and her family flew on a donor's plane to the Liberty Bowl last December to watch the Iowa State Cyclones

The state ethics board approved the trip since it was considered a campaign donation and Reynolds said she was campaigning, along with attending the football game.

The governor defended her use of the plane to reporters last week.

But during her remarks Sunday, Hubbell added, "My advice...stay away from private planes until you're out of office."

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Aero Commander S2R, registered to Noe Aviation LLC, N5553X: Accident occurred July 17, 2018 at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airpark (KVTI), Benton County, Iowa

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5553X

Location: Vinton, IA
Accident Number: CEN18LA278
Date & Time: 07/17/2018, 1445 CDT
Registration: N5553X
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER S2R
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 17, 2018, about 1445 central daylight time, an Aero Commander S2R, N5553X, experienced multiple engine power anomalies during attempted landing at Vinton Veterans Memorial Airport (VTI), Vinton, Iowa. On final approach, the pilot was unable to reduce power and attempted a go around. During the go around, the engine experienced an uncommanded throttle decreased to idle. The pilot executed a forced landing into a cornfield and sustained substantial damage to the airplane fuselage and empennage. The commercial-rated pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to Noe Aviation LLC and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Registration: N5553X
Model/Series: S2R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

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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
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