Friday, September 14, 2018

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 757-200, N668DN: Incident occurred September 05, 2018 at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration; Washington, District of Columbia
Delta Air Lines; Atlanta, Georgia
Boeing; Seal Beach, Washington
Airline Pilots Association; Atlanta, Georgia
Pratt & Whitney; E. Hartford, Connecticut
Federal Aviation Administration; Burlington, Massachusetts

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N668DN

Location: Atlanta, GA
Incident Number: ENG18IA036
Date & Time: 09/05/2018, 2332 EDT
Registration: N668DN
Aircraft: Boeing 757
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 121: Air Carrier - Scheduled 

On September 05, 2018, about 2332 EDT, a Boeing 757 airplane, N668DN, experienced a right engine failure during climb at ~18,000 feet after departing Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia. The flight crew reported hearing a loud bang and noting right engine failure indications. The right engine was shut down and the flight returned to ATL. The airplane damage was minor, and no injuries were reported. The airplane was being operated as a 14 CFR Part 121 scheduled flight from ATL to Orlando International Airport (MCO). The post-incident airplane inspection found holes in the right nacelle inboard core cowl and in the engine high pressure turbine case. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N668DN
Model/Series: 757 232
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Delta Air Lines
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:  N/A
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
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Lemoore, Kings County, California: Man arrested for pointing laser at airplane

Kings County Sheriff's Office
Victor Mena, 39, of Lemoore was arrested on one felony count of pointing a laser at an aircraft.


LEMOORE — A Lemoore man was arrested Thursday after police say he pointed a laser at a law enforcement airplane flying overhead.

Around 8:30 p.m., Lemoore Police Department officials said a Kings County law enforcement airplane was patrolling over the city of Lemoore when a small circular beam of green light was shone into the window on the pilot’s side of the aircraft.

Sheriff's officials said the laser illuminated the cockpit, blinding the flight crew for several seconds.

Officials said the pilot and tactical flight officer immediately put on protective glasses to protect their eyes from the possible laser beam.

Police said the pilot circled around the area of the 1100 block of West Bush Street in an attempt to locate the source of the green light. As he did this, they said the aircraft was hit numerous times by the laser beam.

Using onboard surveillance camera equipment, the tactical flight officer was able to direct Lemoore police officers to a house in the 1000 block of Oakdale Lane, officers said.

Lemoore officers said they arrived at the house and contacted several individuals in the driveway. One of the people, 39-year-old Victor Mena of Lemoore, admitted to shining the green laser at the airplane.

Officials said Mena told an officer that he thought the airplane was a drone that was flying illegally over residential areas.

Authorities said Mena was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of one felony count of discharging a laser at an aircraft. His bail was set at $50,000.

Kings County Sheriff's Office officials said they take the crime of shining a laser at an aircraft very seriously because the intensity of a laser pointed at an aircraft blinds the flight crew and could result in the airplane crashing. A laser can also cause permanent damage to the eyes of those in the aircraft, they said.

The Sheriff's Office reminds all Kings County citizens that if anyone points a laser at an aircraft, they will be pursued and arrested. Additionally, deputies said all aircraft laser incidents are reported to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Police said neither the pilot nor the tactical flight officer were injured.

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

Scott's - Bell 47, XB-OSS: Fatal accident occurred May 25, 2018 in Ciudad Valles, Mexico

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA214
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Friday, May 25, 2018 in Ciudad Valles, Mexico
Aircraft: BELL 47, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On May 25, 2018, at 0030 hours universal coordinated time, a Scotts Bell 47 helicopter, Mexican registration XB-OSS, impacted terrain following a loss of engine power during an aerial application flight in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged.

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

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC)
Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
Blvd. Adolfo López Mateos 1990, piso 4
Col. Los Alpes Tlacopac, Del. Álvaro Obregón
Codigo Postal 01010
México, D.F.
Mexico
Tel.: (55) 5001-6413
E-mail: cidaiac@sct.gob.mx

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros, operating as Race 13, N139UK and Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, operating as Race 37, N139PJ: Accident occurred September 14, 2018 near Reno Stead Airport (KRTS), Washoe County, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

Black Rock Aero LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N139UK

A photo of Reality Czech, piloted by Nathan Harnagel of Friendswood, Texas, taken on September 14th, 2018.

Location: Reno, NV
Accident Number: WPR18LA267A
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1004 PDT
Registration: N139UK
Aircraft: Aero Vodochody L39
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Air Race/Show 

On September 14, 2018, about 1004 Pacific daylight time, an Aero Vodochody L39C, N139UK, operating as Race 13, and an Aero Vodochody L39, N139PJ, operating as Race 37 collided in midair about 3 miles north of the Reno Stead Airport (RTS), Reno, Nevada. The airline transport pilot of Race 13 and the airline transport pilot of Race 37 were not injured. Race 13 sustained minor damage to the left side of the fuselage and bottom of the left wing; Race 37 sustained substantial damage to the right wing and empennage. Race 13 was registered to Black Rock Aero LLC and Race 37 was registered to MPE Enterprises Corporation. Both airplanes were operated by the pilots under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as air race flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for either airplane. Both airplanes originated from RTS at 0950.

Information provided by representatives from the Jet Class Air Racing group revealed that during the fifth lap of the closed course air race, Race 13 and Race 37 collided while maneuvering near pylon 4 of the jet race course. Following the collision, both pilots declared a mayday and landed uneventfully.

Examination of Race 37 revealed that the outboard 24 inches of the right wing and right aileron were separated from the airplane. Additional damage to the bottom portion of the vertical stabilizer and the leading edge of the left horizontal stabilizer was observed. Examination of Race 13 revealed damage to two inspection panels and the wing root fairing on the forward left side of the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aero Vodochody
Registration: N139UK
Model/Series: L39 C
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: KRTS, 5053 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV (RTS)
Destination: Reno, NV (RTS) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  39.713889, -119.866389 (est)


A photo of Race 37, piloted by Alexandre Eckmann of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taken on September 14th, 2018.


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

MPE Enterprises Corporation


https://registry.faa.gov/N139PJ

Location: Reno, NV
Accident Number: WPR18LA267B
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1004 PDT
Registration: N139PJ
Aircraft: Aero Vodochody L 39
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Air Race/Show 

On September 14, 2018, about 1004 Pacific daylight time, a Aero Vodochody L39C, N139UK, operating as Race 13, and an Aero Vodochody L39, N139PJ, operating as Race 37 collided in midair about 3 miles north of the Reno Stead Airport (RTS), Reno, Nevada. The airline transport pilot of Race 13 and the airline transport pilot of Race 37 were not injured. Race 13 sustained minor damage to the left side of the fuselage and bottom of the left wing; Race 37 sustained substantial damage to the right wing and empennage. Race 13 was registered to Black Rock Aero LLC and Race 37 was registered to MPE Enterprises Corporation. Both airplanes were operated by the pilots under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as air race flights. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for either airplane, which originated from RTS at 0950.

Information provided by representatives from the Jet Class Air Racing group revealed that during the fifth lap of the closed course air race, Race 13 and Race 37 collided while maneuvering near pylon 4 of the jet race course. Following the collision, both pilots declared a mayday and landed uneventfully.

Examination of Race 37 revealed that the outboard 24 inches of the right wing and right aileron were separated from the airplane. Additional damage to the bottom portion of the vertical stabilizer and the leading edge of the left horizontal stabilizer was observed. Examination of Race 13 revealed damage to two inspection panels and the wing root fairing on the forward left side of the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aero Vodochody
Registration: N139PJ
Model/Series: L 39
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: KRTS, 5053 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Reno, NV (RTS)
Destination:

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:  39.713889, -119.866389 (est)



There was a “mayday” situation Friday when two jets bumped in mid-air during competition at the Reno air races.

The planes were damaged but there was no crash, according to an event spokeswoman.

The two pilots involved in the mid-air collision were Alexandre Eckmann of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, piloting Race 37, pictured above, and Nathan Harnagel of Friendswood, Texas, piloting Reality Czech, event spokeswoman Valerie Glenn confirmed on Friday.

“All the pilots landed safely and all the planes came down safely,” Glenn said Friday afternoon.

“That’s our greatest concern, everybody is just fine," she said.

The incident took place about 10 a.m. during the Jet Heat 2B near Pylon 4, where race judges may have been standing. It was not visible from the stands, Glenn said.

Investigators were at the pylon area soon afterward.

No injuries have been reported, and the rest of the day's racing was not affected.

Few attendees witnessed the incident from the stands. Marc and Cathi Cross, both from Texas, said they were sitting at the top of one of the bleachers when they saw the two jets pull up into the air as the announcer explained what happened. 

"Then they chased one of the pilots with a safety plane so they could see what was wrong with the plane," Cathi Cross, 54, said. "I think they wanted to make sure there was nothing flammable leaking out before landing.

"They did a good job with keeping safety first."   

Cross' husband, Marc, 53, said he also witnessed the jets fly up in the air after the two aircrafts touched midair. But he said he didn't see the moment the two jets touched. 

Cathi Cross said she and her husband witnessed the moment when one of the aircrafts crashed into spectators in September 2011. 

Cross said it took her and her husband time before they decided to revisit the air races. 

"We came back because we like the air races," Cross said. "Life is a risk, right?" 

Melissa Cable, 33, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., also witnessed the incident on Friday. 

"They came around the pylon and all of a sudden pulled straight up," she said as she pointed to the vast field in front of her. "One of the jets circled around and cooled off and landed. The other had a wing pilot check the plane out and then they landed." 

Glenn said the National Transportation Safety Board took over the investigation. 

The NTSB had an investigator out on the field, and both pilots have been interviewed, according to spokesman Terry Williams. 

Little other information was immediately available from the scene of the Stihl National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport.

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

Beelzebub, N382T: Fatal accident occurred September 14, 2018 in Rochester, Thurston County, Washington

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N382T 

Location: Rochester, WA
Accident Number: WPR18FA261
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1120 PDT
Registration: N382T
Aircraft: GRUBER Beelzabub
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 14, 2018, about 1120 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Gruber Beelzabub, N382T, collided with a tree while maneuvering and impacted the ground near Rochester, Washington. The pilot/owner and pilot-rated passenger were fatally injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot operated the airplane under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. No flight plan had been filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed Flying B Airport (8WA0), Rainier, Washington.

According to witnesses in the area, the airplane flew overhead completing one circuit at a high altitude. On the second circuit, the airplane was at a lower altitude and made an approach traveling from the north to south followed by a turn toward the east. The airplane dropped below a tree line out of view. The witnesses stated the airplane reappeared as it was climbing over a tree line in a turn toward the south. The witnesses observed the wings wag and the front passenger wave at them just before the airplane's left wing impacted a tree top.

The witnesses stated that the engine was running at the time of the accident. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRUBER
Registration: N382T
Model/Series: Beelzabub
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  46.713333, -122.946389 (est)

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


Edan Aspen Lifesong 

Edan Aspen Lifesong died in his beloved plane on Friday, September 14, 2018. He was 34 years old. Edan lived an adventurous life, born under an aspen tree, on 480 acres in Eastern Washington. 

When Edan was 6, his mother, brother and sister moved to Olympia. He was a sweet, considerate and loving man. He had a sense of adventure that took him fishing, crabbing in Alaska, trimming trees and falling timber. During this adventurous life, he traveled extensively, throughout Europe, South America and Asia. He spent a year on the north shore of Kuai, camping and surfing. His dream of becoming a pilot began early in his life, achieving his license in 2017. The absolute highlight of his life was the birth of his son Rafferty Sailor Lifesong in 2012. This blue-eyed boy meant the world to him. Their relationship and love of adventure will be forever remembered. Our family wishes to thank all the friends for their unwavering support, St. Peters Hospital Case Management for feeding us, the coroner for your gentle support over the past few days. We are so blessed with this outpouring of love. Our hearts go out to Brett Lamphere's family during this difficult time. 


Edan leaves behind his young son Rafferty, his parents Ginny Kerr, Mike Coogan and Chuck Smith, grandparents, Tom, Beth and Robbie, sister Tasi, her husband Ryan, brother Trevor, his wife Jamie, nephews Lucas and Elwood and nieces Juniper and Ophelia. An extra thank you to family friend Brenda Stocker who held me up. Memorial will be held September 29, at the Olympia Flight Museum in Tumwater, WA. From 1-5 pm.

Edan Lifesong, age 34

Brett Lamphere, age 19


Key Way Airport (19WA), Stevenson, Washington


The two men who died in a plane crash Friday have been identified as Edan Lifesong, 34, of Olympia and Brett Lamphere, 19, of Centralia, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.

Lifesong and Lamphere were flying an experimental home-built open cockpit plane when it crashed about 3 miles off Old Highway 99.

The crash was witnessed by logging company workers in the area who called 911 at about 11:30 a.m. Both men were dead by the time emergency crews reached the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and investigators were en route Friday to lead the investigation.

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

Captain Dyer, EMS Officer/Public Information Officer - West Thurston Regional Fire Authority speaks  with the media regarding the aircraft crash.


A West Thurston Fire Authority command vehicle drives through the forest southwest of Tenino as it leaves the scene of a fatal experimental aircraft crash on September 14th, 2018. 


Two men died Friday in a plane crash in the hills above South Sound Speedway near Rochester.

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Captain Lanette Dyer said the men were in their mid 20s to 30s and were flying an experimental home-built open cockpit plane.

Dyer said it is unclear where the plane took off from, but it was heading south when it crashed about 3 miles off Old Highway 99.

The crash was witnessed by logging company workers in the area who called 911 at about 11:30 a.m. Both men were dead by the time emergency crews reached the scene.

The men’s names were not released. Dyer said it is unclear if either man was a licensed pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and investigators are en route to lead the investigation.


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


THURSTON COUNTY, Washington - Crews responded to the report of a downed aircraft in the hills near South Sound Speedway on Friday at about noon.

Officials initially said there were “no details other than two patients.”

At about 1 p.m., officials said two men, 20 to 30 years old, died in the crash. 

West Thurston fire officials said the plane was an "experimental, home-built open cockpit plane."

Chopper 7 flew over the crash. Wreckage could be seen in deep trees, near a logging operation southwest of Bucoda, Washington.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kiro7.com



TENINO, Washington  — Two men were killed when a Beelzebub experimental aircraft crashed Friday in southeast Thurston County.

West Thurston Regional Fire Authority Capt. Lynette Dyer says the men were in their mid-20s to 30s.

Loggers working nearby saw the plane go down and called 911 at about 11:30 a.m. Both men were dead when emergency crews arrived.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://q13fox.com



ROCHESTER, Washington - A Beelzebub experimental aircraft crashed in a wooded area in Thurston County Friday morning, killing both men on board, according to fire officials.

The plane was reported to go down in the hills above the South Sound Speedway in Rochester. Firefighters later said they found the small plane in the trees.

Officials said two men in their 20s died in the crash, which involved an Beelzebub with an open cockpit.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

The victims' names have not been released.

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

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N4139A: Accident occurred August 29, 2018 in Casa Grande, Arizona

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona
Piper Aircraft Company; Vero Beach, Florida

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N4139A 

Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18LA248
Date & Time: 08/29/2018, 1840 MST
Registration: N4139A
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 29, 2018, about 1840 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N4139A, was substantially damaged during a forced landing in Casa Grande, Arizona. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot-rated passenger under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated from Nogales International Airport (OLS), Nogales, Arizona about 1710 and was destined for Van Nuys Airport (VNY), Van Nuys, California.

According to the pilot, they departed OLS with full fuel after completing an engine run-up that did not indicate any anomalies. Approximately 25 minutes into the flight, and about 100 nm northwest of OLS, the engine started shaking violently and sputtering. Neither pilot observed an illumination of any annunciator lights. The pilot turned the ignition to the OFF position and retarded the mixture control to the idle setting, but was unable to disengage the fuel using the shut-off valve for the remainder of the flight. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger selected a road and the airplane touched down uneventfully. During the landing roll, the right wing impacted a barbed wire fence before the airplane departed the right side of the road and came to rest.

Postaccident photos furnished by local law enforcement revealed an approximately 3 ft long depression in the outboard right wing. Additionally, the top of the engine cowl was breached and displayed a streak of oil that terminated at the windshield.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4139A
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 1464 ft msl
Observation Time: 1856 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 37°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Nogales, AZ (OLS)
Destination: Van Nuys, CA (VNY)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:  N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  32.644722, -111.868056

Piper PA-18-150, N7184B: Accident occurred September 13, 2018 and accident occurred August 27, 2016 in Kenai, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7184B


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA558
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Kenai, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N7184B

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.

Lost control causing wing to clip a tree.

Date: 13-SEP-18
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N7184B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: TRADING BAY
State: ALASKA

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

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

Location: Kenai, AK
Accident Number: GAA16CA456
Date & Time: 08/27/2016, 1155 AKD
Registration: N7184B
Aircraft: PIPER PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel and tundra tire equipped airplane reported that during landing on a soft grass airstrip he conducted a wheel landing instead of a three-point landing. The pilot further reported that during the landing roll, the main landing gear dug into the ground, which resulted in a nose over and substantial damage to both wing struts and empennage.

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

According to the FAA Airplane Flying Handbook FAA-H-8083-3A;

SOFT-FIELD LANDING

The tailwheel should touch down simultaneously with or just before the main wheels, and should then be held down by maintaining firm back-elevator pressure throughout the landing roll. This will minimize any tendency for the airplane to nose over and will provide aerodynamic braking. The use of brakes on a soft field is not needed because the soft or rough surface itself will provide sufficient reduction in the airplane's forward speed. Often it will be found that upon landing on a very soft field, the pilot will need to increase power to keep the airplane moving and from becoming stuck in the soft surface.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper soft field landing technique on a soft grass airstrip, which resulted in a nose over.

Findings

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Use of policy/procedure - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Soft surface - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Nose over/nose down (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 09/17/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/29/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 994 hours (Total, all aircraft), 721 hours (Total, this make and model), 973 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7184B
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-5224
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/24/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3690.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2A
Registered Owner: On file
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: PAEN, 92 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 121°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 24 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: KENAI, AK (ENA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Off Airport, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 AKD 
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 60.774167, -151.898611 (est)

Cessna 180, N68PX: Incident occurred September 13, 2018 near Soldotna Airport (PASX), Alaska

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

Made emergency landing in a marsh area.

https://registry.faa.gov/N68PX

Date: 14-SEP-18
Time: 03:45:00Z
Regis#: N68PX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: SOLDOTNA
State: ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people escaped injury when a small airplane crashed on its way to Soldotna.

Alaska State Troopers say searchers Thursday afternoon found the overturned airplane in 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) of water, surrounded by swamp, about a mile southeast of 8 Mile Funny River Road.

The four on board, including the pilot, 75-year-old Terry Moxey of Sterling, were found standing on the belly of plane.

Anchorage Air Traffic Control told troopers the airplane had reported engine failure and could not land at Soldotna Airport. After the crash, Moxey used a cellphone to report no injuries.


A trooper helicopter extracted the survivors, including 84-year-old David Savoie and 79-year-old Karen Savoie of Idaho and 81-year-old Jacqueline Moxey of Sterling.

Flight Design CTSW, N382CT: Accident occurred September 13, 2018 in Dawn, Livingston County, Missouri

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

Crashed in a field and hit a fence after reporting inflight emergency.

https://registry.faa.gov/N382CT

Date: 13-SEP-18
Time: 21:10:00Z
Regis#: N382CT
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTSW
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAWN
State: MISSOURI



DAWN, Missouri  -- A pilot is uninjured after his plane crashed in a field in Livingston county.

The Federal Aviation Administration alerted emergency crews of a possible downed aircraft around 3:53 p.m. Thursday.

Several agencies including the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and a few citizens began searching for the plane several miles southwest of Chillicothe.

For some time, responders were unsuccessful in locating the plane, but the pilot was able to walk to a nearby home and give his address over the phone.

The pilot, who is from Wisconsin, was then found around 5:02 p.m. a few miles southeast of Dawn.

The Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kq2.com

Federal authorities are investigating after a Wisconsin pilot apparently walked away from a crash landing Thursday afternoon in Livingston County.

Livingston County authorities received a report shortly before 4 p.m. of a small airplane that went down southwest of Chillicothe, Missouri.

Multiple agencies scrambled and Chilicothe police sent up a drone to search an isolated area near Avalon, Missouri.

Eventually, a captain with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the pilot, who said he was in a field and could see a home about a quarter-mile away.

“At 5:02 p.m., the pilot was soon located a few miles southeast of Dawn and the pilot again reported being uninjured,” Sheriff Steve Cox said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, along with the Federal Aviation Administration. Photos of the scene showed the plane largely intact following a landing in an open field.

There were unconfirmed reports that the aircraft was losing fuel prior to the crash landing.

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