Thursday, September 20, 2018

PIper PA-28-181, N6234C: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Landed in a field.

Schilling Aviation Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6234C

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N6234C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: KANSAS

Beech 95-55, N9313Y: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 at Indy South Greenwood Airport (KHFY), Indianapolis, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Gear up landing.

Jeff Air Pilot Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9313Y

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N9313Y
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95 55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: INDIANA

Sikorsky S-61N, N906CH: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida

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

Rotorcraft experienced a bird strike.

Construction Helicopters Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N906CH

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 19:33:00Z
Regis#: N906CH
Aircraft Make: SIKORSKY
Aircraft Model: S 61N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-180, registered to and operated by San Juan Flyers Inc as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight, N8003W: Accident occurred September 12, 2018 near Stevens Field Airport (KPSO), Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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/N8003W

Location: Pagosa Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN18LA381
Date & Time: 09/19/2018, 1000 MDT
Registration: N8003W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 19, 2018, about 1000 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA28 180 airplane, N8003W, impacted fencing and terrain during a forced landing near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, following an inflight loss of engine power. The airline transport pilot rated flight instructor and the student pilot were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the impact with fencing. The airplane was registered to and operated by San Juan Flyers Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Stevens Field Airport, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, about 0900.

According to the flight instructor's accident report, the flight instructor was introducing engine failure emergency procedures to the student pilot. Emergency procedures were reviewed inflight, the instructor located a landing spot, and pulled the throttle to idle to simulate a loss of engine power. The student pilot conducted the emergency procedures on the left side of the cockpit that included switching the fuel tank selector position from right to left, verifying the primer was in and locked, turning on the fuel pump, checking magneto operation, and turning the carburetor heat on. The flight instructor subsequently added power to go around about 600 ft above the ground. The engine sputtered. Emergency procedures were reviewed again and the flight instructor noticed that the fuel pressure indication was zero. The flight instructor did not check the fuel selector nor could the selector be seen due to its location. The flight instructor subsequently performed a forced landing during which the airplane impacted fencing and ditches before coming to rest in a field. Following the accident, the flight instructor observed the fuel selector valve was about 1.5 to 2 inches between the left detent and off positions.

Subsequent to the accident, a Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the accident airplane at the accident site. The airplane's engine was started, and the engine was operational.

The flight instructor reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe and engine that would have precluded normal operation and had a safety recommendation to double check the fuel selector valve position during the forced landing demonstration. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 57, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/21/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  10000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 500 hours (Total, this make and model), 9800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 54 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/26/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  3.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 3.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8003W
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-2063
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/18/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5125 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4A
Registered Owner: San Juan Flyers Inc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: San Juan Flyers Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPSO, 7661 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1055 MDT
Direction from Accident Site: 309°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Pagosa Springs, CO (PSO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Pagosa Springs, CO (PSO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Stevens Field (PSO)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 7663 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Rough
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Latitude, Longitude:  37.230278, -106.967222 (est)


Location: Pagosa Springs, CO

Accident Number: CEN18LA381
Date & Time: 09/12/2018, 1100 MDT
Registration: N8003W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 19, 2018, about 1100 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA28 180 airplane, N8003W, impacted fencing and terrain during a forced landing near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, following an inflight loss of engine power. The airline transport pilot rated flight instructor and the student pilot were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage during the impact with fencing. The airplane was registered to and operated by San Juan Flyers Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Stevens Field Airport, near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, about 1000.


According to initial information, the flight instructor was introducing engine failure emergency procedures to the student pilot. The flight instructor subsequently added power to go around. The engine sputtered, and the flight instructor subsequently performed a forced landing where the airplane impacted fencing and ditches and came to rest in a field.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Piper

Registration: N8003W
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: San Juan Flyers Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPSO, 7661 ft msl
Observation Time: 1055 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pagosa Springs, CO (PSO)
Destination: Pagosa Springs, CO (PSO)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 2 None

Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.230278, -106.967222 (est)


Archuleta County Sheriff's Office


At approximately 10:00 on Wednesday, the 19th, ACSO responded to a "controlled plane crash" up in the Wildflower subdivision. According to the pilot, Anne Kautzky, she and her student, Harold Bright, were practicing simulated engine failure. Prior to doing this maneuver, a safe location is chosen in which there is room to land the plane, if necessary. It became necessary when the engine failed to restart and the pilot had to set it down. Both parties walked away unharmed, however, the plane sustained moderate damage to the leading edge of both wings, the nose cone and the front landing gear after traveling through a fence, across the road, through another fence and eventually came to rest in the middle of a field.


The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) were notified of the crash, but because there weren't any injuries or death, they quickly released the ACSO from the scene and turned it over to the insurance company for recovery.


Because this accident occurred on private property, we're asking curious folks to stay off the property and to respect the property owner's and the ranch management.


Archuleta County Sheriff's Office





A pilot and student practicing a simulated engine failure Wednesday didn’t have to wait long to put those skills to use when the plane’s engine failed to restart during the training exercise.

Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, pilot Anne Kautzky and her student, Harold Bright, were practicing a simulated engine failure in the skies near Pagosa Springs, according to the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office.


During the training, the plane engine failed to restart, and it became necessary to set it down, the Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page.


Before executing the simulated engine failure, a safe location was identified in case it was necessary to land the plane.


Kautzky landed the plane in a field near the Wildflower subdivision, about 10 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 off Piedra Road.


Kautzky and Bright were not injured in the landing, the Sheriff’s Office said.


“However, the plane sustained moderate damage to the leading edge of both wings, the nose cone and the front landing gear after traveling through a fence, across the road, through another fence and eventually came to rest in the middle of a field.”


The Sheriff’s Office said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash. But because there were no injuries or deaths, the Sheriff’s Office was released from the scene and the matter was turned over to insurance companies.


The Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred on private property; it is asking people to stay off the property.


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

Lockheed T-33 T-Bird, N514RH: Accident occurred September 09, 2018 in Denver, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

T-33 Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N514RH

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA544
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 2018 in Denver, CO
Aircraft: HALLADAY ROY LOCKHEED, registration: N514RH

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.

Canopy came off during landing.

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N514RH
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: T 33
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28R-200, N3073R: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD), California

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

Nose gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3073R

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N3073R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN BERNARDINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 35-C33 Bonanza, N27TH: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 in Gila Bend, Maricopa County and incident occurred June 06, 2016 in Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

September 19, 2018: Off airport landing.

Arizona Cloudbusters Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N27TH

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 15:24:00Z
Regis#: N27TH
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35 C33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GILA BEND
State: ARIZONA

June 06, 2016: Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 06-JUN-16
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N27TH
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MARICOPA
State: Arizona

American Champion 7ECA: Incident occurred September 19, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska

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

Nose down on landing roll.

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 22:31:00Z
Regis#:
Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 7ECA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Rutan Long-EZ, N5RJ: Accident occurred September 19, 2018 at Independence State Airport (7S5), Polk County, Oregon

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

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/N5RJ



Location: Independence, OR
Accident Number: GAA18CA562
Date & Time: 09/19/2018, 0723 PDT
Registration: N5RJ
Aircraft: Rutan RUTAN LONG EZ
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the experimental amateur-built airplane reported that during his third touch-and-go landing, the airplane's airspeed was fast, and the airplane landed hard. The airplane's nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane exited the right side of the runway. The airplane cartwheeled and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing spar.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 87, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None 
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/01/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28 hours (Total, this make and model), 8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rutan
Registration: N5RJ
Model/Series: RUTAN LONG EZ No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1996
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 739
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/19/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1325 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 628 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 160 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: KSLE, 201 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 75°
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: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Independence, OR (7S5)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Independence, OR (7S5)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0700 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: INDEPENDENCE STATE (7S5)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 180 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3142 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 44.866944, -123.198333 (est)



The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a plane crash at the Independence State Airport that left the pilot with minor injuries Wednesday morning. 

At around 7:25 a.m., a pilot flying a single engine, two-seater plane lost control on landing and flipped the aircraft over, according to FAA's Allen Kenitzer. The pilot was the only one on board the Rutan Long-EZ at the time. 

The plane's nose gear collapsed upon landing and the aircraft skidded off the runway, flipping on its back, according to Al Cleveland from airport emergency response. 

The pilot walked away from the crash prior to Polk fire and EMS arriving on scene, according to Polk Fire District 1. The pilot, identified as Jim Wixon, of Independence, by his friend Rod Kerr. Wixon is being treated for minor injuries at the hospital, according to Cleveland.

The plane has been returned to the owner's hangar, according to Kerr. 

Investigators from the NTSB and FAA were inspecting the wreckage Wednesday morning and will continue to review the incident. 

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






INDEPENDENCE, OR (KPTV) - A pilot was injured in a small plane crash that happened in Independence Wednesday morning.

The single engine, two-seater airplane crashed around 7:25 a.m. at the Independence State Airport, according to Polk County Fire District No. 1.

Fire officials said the crash happened when the pilot was landing and the plane came to a rest on its top off the side of the runway.

The 80-year-old pilot, who was the only person on board, was able to get himself out of the plane before medical personnel arrived. He was evaluated for minor injuries, but refused further treatment, according to fire officials.

The name of the pilot has not been released.

The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

The runway has been shut down while the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration investigate the crash. The Oregon Department of Aviation is also on scene.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kptv.com

Cirrus SR20, N492DA: Incident occurred September 16, 2018 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Florida

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

Struck animal on landing roll out.

Aerosim Academy Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N492DA

Date: 16-SEP-18
Time: 01:35:00Z
Regis#: N492DA
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cirrus SR22, N56PE, accident occurred September 19, 2018 at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK), Maryland

LocatiAdditional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Glen Burnie, Maryland

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/N56PE


Location: Frederick, MD
Accident Number: GAA18CA578
Date & Time: 09/19/2018, 1630 EDT
Registration: N56PE
Aircraft: CIRRUS SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that after completing an instructional flight, he dropped off the flight instructor, and flew back to his home airport. During landing the airplane porpoised and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-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: 06/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/10/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 381 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Registration: N56PE
Model/Series: SR22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3634
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/06/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 574.4 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550N
Registered Owner: On file
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: KFDK, 303 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2024 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 266°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Leesburg, VA (JYO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Leesburg, VA (JYO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1610 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Frederick Muni (FDK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 306 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5219 ft / 100 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:  39.417500, -77.374444 (est)

Cessna 206H Stationair, N247F: Accident occurred September 19, 2018 near Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Fort Bend County, Texas

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

Veered off final and descended below tree line.


Silver Creek Aviation Services

https://registry.faa.gov/N247F

Date: 19-SEP-18
Time: 20:00:30Z
Regis#: N247F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206H
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

A rush to conceal the tail number of the downed aircraft.







FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - A small plane with three Drug Enforcement Agency agents on board crashed Wednesday near Sugar Land, according to authorities.

The government-owned single-engine Cessna went down about 3 p.m. near the intersection of Voss Road and Highway 6 while attempting to land at Sugar Land Regional Airport, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

Authorities said the pilots were on a training mission and experienced technical difficulties as the plane approached the airport.

Officials said two of the pilots were uninjured, and the other was taken to an area hospital for observation.

Officials said the plane struck a power line and then at least two vehicles.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls was amazed that the crash didn't cause more damage or injuries.

"You look at the aircraft and say, 'Gosh, this could (have been) horrible.' I mean, look at the houses around here," Nehls said. "To be able to set it down right here and to be able to walk out of there (with only) minor injuries is quite an accomplishment."

After the crash, the plane was leaking fuel, but no fire started.

The people driving the vehicles were not injured but were shaken by the crash.

"I really didn't know what to think. I just saw it and I knew this is it, either we're here or we're gone," Jay Camp said.

A woman was forced to drive off the road in order to avoid the plane but was still hit by one of the aircraft's wings.

"I thought, 'OK, I just need to get out of the way.' So I went to the right, jumped the curb and the wing hit us at that point," Terri Scheel said.

Camp and his mother, Scheel, were in the first car that was hit by the plane.

They were relieved once everything settled.

"We both just hugged each other and said, 'Are you OK? Are you OK?" Scheel said.

Camp was shaken up by the crash but was otherwise uninjured.

"(I was) shaken up, and I look up and I'm alive. And I'm telling you right now, you can never tell me that there's not a God," he said.

In the car just behind Camp and Scheel, O'Neil Kurup was driving, and his 3-year-old son was in the back seat.

"We're always thinking to look out for the cars in the road, but not a plane from the sky," Kurup said.

Kurup said after seeing the plane hit the first car, he had little time to react.

"It was just swaying back and forth and within a matter of seconds, it hit us," Kurup said.

Kurup is thankful they, too, are still alive.

"I was thinking about my family, of course, and I didn't think we would come out of it because it was a plane," Kurup said.

Both families agree that the heroic efforts of the plane's pilots kept things from turning out much differently.

"He obviously handled it the best he could and he was successful, and we're really glad," Scheel said.

Kurup echoed the opinion.

"They were trying to avoid the homes and the roads are the safest place to do it, and I personally think that they did make the right choice. I'm just glad that all of us are safe," Kurup said.

Residents in the area that witnessed the crash were going through their daily routine when the plane fell from the sky.

"I was actually in my backyard taking my dogs, out and a few minutes later, I caught a glimpse of the plane actually coming down," Alfredo Aviles said.

Others said they were in awe that no one was seriously injured.

"I had caught a glimpse of the plane coming down and I'm just, I'm just in awe like, 'No way. Is this happening?'" Alfredo Avilas said. "I've been living here like I said about 15 years. Yeah, you see planes coming by every now and then but this never happens."

The crash happened near the airport, but people in the community were still amazed that something like this happened.

"It's scary knowing that you're right next to an airport, for both the community as well as the person in the lane, or the people in the plane," Scott Germaine said. "That's a miracle. I'm glad for everybody involved that nothing more serious happened."

The power was out in the area for a while after the crash, causing nearby Kempner High School to cancel a meeting.

Another plane crash was reported about 5 p.m. near Houston Southwest Airport. The pilot was uninjured in that crash.

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