Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II, United States Air Force, 05-6209: Accident occurred September 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas





















SAN ANTONIO — Police said a small military plane crashed Tuesday afternoon near the Rolling Oaks Mall.

Officials said the two people inside the aircraft ejected and parachuted to safety.

Judson ISD Media Relations Director Steve Linscomb said the plane crashed between Rolling Meadows Elementary and Veterans High School. People reported hearing a "big boom," but no one saw the crash.

Police said the T-6 Texan II military aircraft crashed into an empty field. The plane, a part of the 12th Training Wing, belongs to the Joint Base San Antonio Randolph Base (JBSA). Fire officials said the plane went down because of "engine failure."

The Air Force grounded all of its T-6 training aircraft in February for a month because the oxygen levels in the cockpit were low. People suffered shortness of breath and other effects of hypoxia while piloting the aircraft.

The Air Education and Training Command based at JBSA announced last week plans to re-design the plane's entire oxygen system, controls for pilots in flight and ramping up maintenance and training. The upgrades will take 2-4 years to implement. 

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

Schweizer SGS 1-35, N34107: Accident occurred September 01, 2018 in Burnet County, Texas

https://registry.faa.gov/N34107

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA557
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2018 in Burnet, TX
Aircraft: Schweizer SGS 1 35, registration: N34107

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.

Beechcraft F33A Bonanza, PT-OCB: Fatal accident occurred September 01, 2018 in Taquaraçú de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

NTSB Identification: ERA18WA247
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2018 in Taquaraçu de Minas, Brazil
Aircraft: Beech 33, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Brazil has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Beech 33 airplane that occurred on September 01, 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 tenente coronel reformado da Aeronáutica morreu após a queda do avião monomotor que pilotava na tarde deste sábado (1º), em Taquaraçú de Minas, na região metropolitana de Belo Horizonte.

De acordo com informações do Corpo de Bombeiros, o acidente aconteceu na zona rural da cidade, por volta das , em área de mata fechada, e vitimou Breno Souza de Oliveira, de idade ainda desconhecida. As informações são do Aeroporto Carlos Prates, no bairro de mesmo nome, na região Noroeste da capital, local de onde o avião de pequeno porte decolou neste sábado.  

Viaturas da corporação e o helicóptero Arcanjo, dos Bombeiros, fizeram o atendimento no local. 

https://www.hojeemdia.com.br


De acordo com o Corpo de Bombeiros, acidente aconteceu em área de mata fechada; tenente-coronel médico da Aeronáutica morreu na queda.

Um avião monomotor caiu em uma mata fechada em Taquaraçu de Minas, na Região Metropolitana de Belo Horizonte, na tarde deste sábado (1º). Uma pessoa morreu na queda.

De acordo com o Corpo de Bombeiros, a aeronave saiu do Aeroporto Carlos Prates, em Belo Horizonte, e seguia para a Serra do Cipó quando caiu. Um tenente-coronel da Aeronáutica, cujo nome não foi divulgado, pilotava o monomotor e morreu. Ele estava sozinho no avião.

A fuselagem da aeronave ficou totalmente destruída. A causa do acidente é desconhecida.

https://g1.globo.com

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N7931H: Incident occurred September 16, 2018 in Beluga River, Alaska

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

Crashed under unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7931H

Date: 16-SEP-18
Time: 07:55:00Z
Regis#: N7931H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: BELUGA RIVER
State: ALASKA

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N573BV: Accident occurred September 15, 2018 near Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (KIFP), Mohave County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Crashed in rough terrain due to unknown circumstances.


N573BV LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N573BV


Date: 15-SEP-18

Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N573BV
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: BULLHEAD CITY
State: ARIZONA




BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Police Department has identified the two victims of Saturday afternoon’s crash of a Cessna A185F Skywagon as William and Vicki Zurcher, a married couple from Washington.

The Zurchers were in stable condition at Sunrise Hospital on Sunday, police said. 

William Zurcher, 78, the pilot, was flown to Sunrise from Western Arizona Regional Center, where he had been taken by ambulance from the scene of the crash. He suffered a head injury. 

Vicki Zurcher, 67, was airlifted to Sunrise directly from the accident site after being freed from the plane’s wreckage. She was the passenger and told first responders that she was suffering chest pains.

Their Cessna A185F Skywagon crashed Saturday at around 1 p.m. near the Laughlin-Bullhead International Airport from which they had departed. Police said that the couple was on their way to Phoenix when the crash occurred.

The crash site is about three-quarters of a mile from Bullhead Parkway between Laughlin Ranch Boulevard and Silver Creek Road. 

Personnel with the Bullhead City Fire Department needed a way to reach the couple quickly because the aircraft came down in rough desert terrain. The department’s road brush unit and specialized utility task vehicle, which is equipped to transport a patient from a remote location, allowed for that, said Battalion Chief Joshua Livermore.

“Fire crews used hydraulic cutting tools to remove the passenger from the wreckage,” Livermore said.

Seven BCFD units and 13 employees responded to the location. 

A retired fire captain also helped with the rescue effort after seeing the incident from the road. The person’s specialized vehicle was used to guide BCPD personnel to the crash site.   

The Federal Aviation Administration described the location as being about 1-1/2 miles southeast of the airport.

Police also reported Sunday that the National Transportation Safety Board is taking over the investigation.

Original article ➤ http://www.mohavedailynews.com



BULLHEAD CITY — Two people injured in a plane crash Saturday afternoon near Silver Creek Road are recuperating at a Las Vegas hospital.

The occupants of the plane have been identified as William Zurcher, 78, and his wife, Vicki, 67, of Washington.

Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said Sunday that William Zurcher was later airlifted from Western Arizona Regional Medical Center to Sunrise Hospital for further treatment.

Vicki Zurcher had been airlifted from the plane crash scene to Sunrise Hospital after being extricated by fire personnel following the crash.

Both are listed in stable condition.

The Zurcher’s plane crashed about 1.5 miles southeast of the Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport shortly after take off. They were reportedly en route to Phoenix, said Fromelt.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://thebee.news

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N734FT: Accident occurred September 15, 2018 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park (KSJN), Apache County, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N734FT

Location: St. Johns, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18LA262
Date & Time: 09/15/2018, 1520 MST
Registration: N734FT
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 3 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 15, 2018, about 1540 mountain standard time, N734FT, a Cessna 172N, was substantially damaged following a loss of control and impact with terrain during initial climb near St. Johns Industrial Airpark (SJN), St. Johns, Arizona. The commercial pilot and two passengers were seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, with a reported destination as the Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR), Goodyear, Arizona.

In a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the owner of the airplane, who was a rated pilot and seated in the right front cockpit seat, reported that during the initial climb out from runway 14, and at a low altitude, the stall warning horn sounded. At this time the left seat pilot-in-command said to the pilot/owner, "You better take it."; this was followed almost immediately by the airplane colliding with a stand of cottonwood trees. The airplane subsequently came to rest inverted, with substantial damage to both wings, the forward fuselage, and empennage. The owner stated that they had just "topped off" both fuel tanks prior to departing, and that there were no anomalies with the airplane or engine prior to or during the takeoff that would have preluded normal operation.

At 1554, the automated weather observation system located at SLN reported wind 180° at 5 knots, sky clear, visibility 10 miles, temperature 31° Celsius (C), dew point 3° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.10 inches of mercury. The SLN airport elevation is 5,733. Calculated density altitude was about 8,600 ft at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N734FT
Model/Series: 172 N
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: SJN, 5733 ft msl
Observation Time: 1554 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: St. Johns, AZ (SJN)
Destination:  Goodyear, AZ (GYR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  34.513611, -109.370278

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N5340Y: Accident occurred September 14, 2018 at San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (KSBP), California

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N5340Y


Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA264
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1718 PDT
Registration: N5340Y
Aircraft: Cessna T210
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 14, 2018, about 1718 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T210 airplane, N5340Y, was substantially damaged during landing roll at San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP), San Luis Obispo, California. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA), Santa Ana, California at 1613, with a destination of SBP.

The pilot reported that during the approach to land at SBP, he selected the landing gear to the DOWN position, after which he felt the gear extending into place. Following the gear extension, he observed the left main landing gear out the window and felt that everything was normal. As the airplane contacted the runway at 65 to 70 knots, he felt a "…bump up from the right" as the nose landing gear immediately made contact with the runway. The airplane veered to the right as it exited the runway, and completed a 180° turn before coming to rest in the runway safety area. Additionally, the pilot reported that he did not hear the landing gear warning horn, nor did he remember seeing the landing indicator lights during the approach. The pilot wore a noise cancelling headset during the flight.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right main landing gear was retracted, and that the right horizontal stabilizer and the right elevator had impacted the ground and were buckled upwards. Subsequent to the airplane being relocated to a facility on the airport, the landing gear extension motor was replaced. The landing gear was tested, and no anomalies were noted. The warning horn sounded, and landing gear indicator lights illuminated during the testing. It was revealed during the examination that the landing gear extension motor was the original pump installed during the manufacturing of the airplane. When the motor was disassembled, internal wear was observed.

The six-seat, high-wing, retractable tricycle-gear airplane, serial number (S/N) 21064173 was manufactured in 1981 and had accumulated 6,813.5 hours total airframe time at the last annual inspection on March 22, 2018.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/16/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/31/2017
Flight Time: 2563.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2521 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5340Y
Model/Series: T210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 21064173
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/22/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6813.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Teledyne Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520R
Registered Owner: Cripe Michael L
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSPD, 200 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1655 PST
Direction from Accident Site: 290°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Santa Ana, CA (KSNA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: San Luis Obispo, CA (KSBP)
Type of Clearance: Traffic Advisory; VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1613 PST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: SAN LUIS COUNTY RGNL (SBP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 212 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Full Stop; Straight-in

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:  35.237500, -120.640556 (est)

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N2902S: Incident occurred September 14, 2018 at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Went off the runway and gear broken.

Toben Air

https://registry.faa.gov/N2902S

Date: 14-SEP-18
Time: 19:53:00Z
Regis#: N2902S
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA MONICA
State: CALIFORNIA

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-300, N581NW: Incident occurred September 16, 2018 at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO), California

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

Flight number 1658: Aborted takeoff due to right engine fire, taxied to gate without further incident.

Delta Air Lines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N581NW

Date: 17-SEP-18
Time: 05:04:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA
Flight Number: 1658
City: SAN FRANCISCO
State: CALIFORNIA

AirBorne Edge X Classic, N4557C: Accident occurred August 25, 2018 at Lake Wales Municipal Airport (X07), Polk County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N4557C

Location: Lake Wales, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA554
Date & Time: 08/25/2018, 0730 EDT
Registration: N4557C
Aircraft: AIRBORNE Edge X Classic
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The solo student pilot in the weight-shift-control aircraft, reported that he remained in the pattern and was performing full stop landings. During landing he flared too late, and the aircraft struck the runway hard.

The aircraft sustained substantial to the center-frame bar and the left wing tubes.

The student reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the aircraft that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  21 hours (Total, all aircraft), 21 hours (Total, this make and model), 1.2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRBORNE
Registration: N4557C
Model/Series: Edge X Classic
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 582-306
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/25/2018, Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1040 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 582
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBOW, 125 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1130 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 291°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lake Wales, FL (X07)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lake Wales, FL (X07)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0700 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lake Wales Muni (X07)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 126 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3860 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.893889, -81.620556 (est)

American Aviation AA-1A Trainer, N9218L: Accident occurred September 14, 2018 in Warthen, Washington County, Georgia

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9218L


Location: Warthen, GA
Accident Number: ERA18TA250
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1020 EDT
Registration: N9218L
Aircraft: American Aviation AA1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 14, 2018, about 1020 eastern daylight time, an American Aviation AA-1A, N9218L, was substantially damaged after it impacted terrain during a forced landing in Warthen, Georgia. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from the Oconee County Regional Airport (CEU), Clemson, South Carolina, and was destined for Summerfield, Florida. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot reported that earlier during the day of the accident, he purchased the airplane in Morristown, Tennessee. He filled up each of the two fuel tanks with 12.5 gallons of fuel and departed from Moore-Murrell Airport (MOR), Morristown, Tennessee around 0730 destined for Summerfield, Florida. While flying at a cruise altitude of 9,500 ft. mean sea level, about 20 minutes after takeoff, he noticed the fuel level was down to a one-fourth tank of fuel in each fuel tank. The pilot thought the fuel burn was very high and decided to land at the closest airport, which was CEU. He filled up again with 24 gallons of fuel and departed about 0950. About 30 minutes into the flight he noticed that the fuel level was at one-fourth tank in each wing fuel tank again. The pilot further stated that he decided to divert to the nearest airport, which was OKZ. About 15 miles away from the airport, the engine lost all power, he switched fuel tanks to the right fuel tank, activated the electric boost pump and the engine restarted. A few minutes later the engine again lost all power again and he noticed both fuel tanks were empty. The pilot located a field and configured the airplane for landing. During the rollout in the field, the nose landing gear contacted some soft dirt and collapsed. The airplane slid 90° to the left and came to rest upright. Both occupants egressed through the canopy.

Examination of the wreckage revealed that the left-wing tip was crushed, and the main spar was damaged, and the nose landing gear had collapsed. There was no fuel in either the left or right fuel tank. Two gallons of fuel was poured into the right fuel tank, and the electric fuel pump was turned on. Fuel began draining from the carburetor float bowl, and examination of the bowl revealed that its threaded plug was missing.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land, airplane multi-engine land, and instrument airplane. He held an FAA third-class medical certificate issued August 30, 2018. At the time of the medical examination, the pilot reported 700 total hours of flight experience.

The airplane was issued an airworthiness certificate on June 9, 1971. According to the FAA type certificate data sheet for the American Aviation AA-1A, the airplane was originally equipped with a 108-horsepower Lycoming O-235-C2C engine, driving a two-bladed McCauley 1A105 SCM 7157 propeller. The engine had been replaced with a 150-horsepower Lycoming O-320-E2 engine, driving a two-bladed Sensenich propeller. The airplane was also equipped with two 12-gallon fuel tanks, for a total fuel capacity of 24 gallons, of which 2 gallons were unusable.

The pilot reported that the airplane had recently undergone an annual inspection as well as a pre-purchase inspection; however, he was unable to locate the airplane's maintenance logbooks log books following the accident. The airplane's maintenance history, including any work done to, or inspections of the carburetor could not be determined.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 532.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 525.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation
Registration: N9218L
Model/Series: AA1 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: AA1A-0118
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1560 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 2 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2093 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320E2
Registered Owner: Bird Mary C
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMLJ, 384 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1415 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 279°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Clemson, SC (CEU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Summerfield, FL
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0950 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  33.086389, -82.751111 (est)




WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)-- A small plane crashed into a pecan orchard after needing to make an emergency landing Friday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office and first responders found the plane at the 13000 block of Sparta Davisboro Road around noon, that's just outside of the city of Warthen. Officials say there were mechanical issues so the small aircraft needing to land. It crashed into a pecan orchard. The two people on the plane suffered minor injuries.

Emergency first responders treated the victims on scene and notified the Federal Aviation Administration.

Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the crash.

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Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N879LP: Incident occurred September 15, 2018 at Bowman Field Regional Airport (KLOU), Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Struck a fence.

Louisville Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N879LP 

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N879LP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

Mooney M20M, N21448: Incident occurred September 15, 2018 at Crystal Airport (KMIC), Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Veered off the runway into the grass and struck two lights.

MILF LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N21448

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N21448
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Culver LFA, N37815: Accident occurred September 14, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N37815

Date: 14-SEP-18
Time: 13:46:00Z
Regis#: N37815
Aircraft Make: CULVER
Aircraft Model: LFA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KANSAS CITY
State: MISSOURI