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

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
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 14, 2018, about 1718 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T210, N5340Y, veered to the right during landing roll at the San Luis County Regional Airport (SBP), San Luis Obispo, California. The pilot subsequently corrected to the runway centerline and came to a stop in the runway safety area. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right horizontal stabilizer. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not 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.

During the approach to land at SBP, the pilot lowered the gear and felt the gear extending into place. The pilot saw the left main landing gear and felt that everything was normal. As the airplane contacted the runway at 65-70 knots, he felt a "bump up from the right" as the nose landing gear immediately made contact with the runway. The airplane veered right and exited the runway, completing a 180° turn in the runway safety area. The pilot also reported not hearing the warning horn or seeing the indicator lights during the approach.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right main landing gear remained retracted. The airplane was relocated to a facility at the airport, and the landing gear extension motor was replaced. The landing gear was extended, and no anomalies were noted. The warning horn sounded, and landing gear indicator lights illuminated.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5340Y
Model/Series: T210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Cripe Michael L
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSBP, 200 ft msl
Observation Time: 0056 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Santa Ana, CA (KSNA)
Destination:  San Luis Obispo, CA (KSBP)

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 in Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4557C

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA554
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Lake Wales, FL
Aircraft: AIRBORNE Edge X Classic, registration: N4557C

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.

Experienced a hard landing.

Date: 25-AUG-18
Time: 08:35:00Z
Regis#: N4557C
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: EDGE X CLASSIC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE WALES
State: FLORIDA

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9218L

Location: Warthen, GA
Accident Number: ERA18TA250
Date & Time: 09/14/2018, 1020 EDT
Registration: N9218L
Aircraft: American Aviation AA1
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 and he noticed both fuel tanks were empty. The pilot located a field and set up 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 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 stated that the airplane's maintenance logbooks were accidently left in the rental car in Morristown, Tennessee and were presumed missing/stolen. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation
Registration: N9218L
Model/Series: AA1 A
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: KMLJ, 384 ft msl
Observation Time: 1415 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:  29°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Clemson, SC (CEU)
Destination: Sandersville, GA (OKZ)

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.

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

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

Cessna 560, N866TC: Incident occurred September 03, 2018 at Springfield-Branson National Airport (KSGF), Greene County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Missouri

Struck birds on departure.

Greater Ozarks Aviation Co Trustee

https://registry.faa.gov/N866TC

Date: 03-SEP-18
Time: 14:25:00Z
Regis#: N866TC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: MISSOURI

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N7304T: Accident occurred September 15, 2018 at South Jersey Regional Airport (KVAY), Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey

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

Levin Air Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N7304T

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA556
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Mount Holly, NJ
Aircraft: Cessna R182, registration: N7304T

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.

Veered off the runway and struck a tree.

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N7304T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT HOLLY
State: NEW JERSEY

Bird BK, N767Y: Accident occurred September 16, 2018 at Bayport Aerodrome (23N), Suffolk County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

While attempting to hand start the aircraft the pilot sustained injuries.

https://registry.faa.gov/N767Y

Date: 16-SEP-18
Time: 22:15:00Z
Regis#: N767Y
Aircraft Make: BIRD
Aircraft Model: BK
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: BAYPORT
State: NEW YORK

Cessna U206G Stationair, N756FN and Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N2619K: Accident occurred September 15, 2018 at Sky Acres Airport (44N), Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

Collided on taxiway with Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N2619K.

https://registry.faa.gov/N756FN


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA568A
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Millbrook, NY
Aircraft: Cessna U206, registration: N756FN

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.

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N756FN
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: U206G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MILLBROOK
State: NEW YORK

https://registry.faa.gov/N2619K


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA568B
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Millbrook, NY
Aircraft: Luscombe 8, registration: N2619K

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.

While taxiing collided with Cessna U206G Stationair, N756FN.

Date: 15-SEP-18
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N2619K
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MILLBROOK
State: NEW YORK

Beech F33A Bonanza, N2031D: Fatal accident occurred September 17, 2018 near Cottonwood Airport (P52), Yavapai County, Arizona

Joseph William Kreiner


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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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/N2031D

Location: Cottonwood, AZ
Accident Number: WPR18FA266
Date & Time: 09/17/2018, 0945 MST
Registration: N2031D
Aircraft: Beech 33
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 17, 2018, about 0945 mountain standard time, a Beech F33A, airplane, N2031D, impacted a home, 1/4 mile southeast of the approach end of runway 32 at the Cottonwood Airport (P52), Cottonwood, Arizona. The airline transport pilot was the sole person on board and was fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage and a postaccident fire ensued. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from North Las Vegas Airport (VGT), Las Vegas, Nevada about 0820, with a destination of P52.

According to the owner, the airplane was based at P52. The owner asked the pilot to fly him to VGT, where the owner would pick up a truck that he planned to drive back to the Cottonwood area, and the pilot would fly the airplane back to P52. Although the trip from P52 to VGT was the first time the pilot had flown in the accident airplane, the owner had previously flown with the pilot a few times in other airplanes. The pilot flew the entire leg uneventfully, and the owner stated that he felt confident in the pilot's flying abilities. After landing at VGT, the pilot left the engine running while the owner exited the airplane. The pilot departed VGT in the airplane shortly thereafter.

Ground scars and wreckage distribution indicated that the airplane impacted the roof of the home; a landing gear wheel and strut were found in the home's attic. The airplane then impacted a tree and a bush before impacting the ground in the backyard of the home. The bush exhibited cut branches, which was consistent with propeller blade strikes. The right wing had leading edge impact damage, and the right wing inboard section and cabin area was mostly consumed by postimpact fire. The left wing was mostly intact and trace amounts of fuel from the wing was collected during the recovery of the wreckage.

According to a first responder, the pilot had initially survived the accident, and he was found outside the airplane, about 15 feet from the airplane. The first responder recalled that the pilot stated that the engine had quit while the pilot was trying to land at P52. Other witnesses in the area did not remember hearing any engine sound prior to the airplane impacting the home. The owner stated that upon landing at VGT, the airplane should have had enough fuel for 4 more hours of flight time. The accident occurred about 1 hour 25 minutes after the pilot's departure from VGT.

The airplane was manufactured in 1978 and was equipped with a Continental Motors IO-520 series engine. The airplane was registered to the owner in 2014.

P52 was situated at an elevation of 3,560 ft above mean sea level. It was equipped with a single paved runway, designated 14/32, which measured 4,252 ft by 75 ft. P52 was not equipped with an air traffic control tower.

The 0935 automated weather observation at Sedona Airport (SEZ), Sedona, Arizona, located about 16 miles to the northeast of the accident site, included winds from 150° at 4 knots, visibility 10 miles, and clear skies.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N2031D
Model/Series: 33 F33A
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: KSEZ, 4827 ft msl
Observation Time: 1635 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Destination:  Cottonwood, AZ (P52)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  34.723056, -112.028889

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. 



Joseph Kreiner, 70 of Clarkdale, passed away on Monday September 17, 2018 at the Maricopa Burn Center. He was born on September 20, 1947 in Brown City, MI to Anthony and Mary Kreiner.

Joseph attended Brown City High School from 1961-1965 and received his diploma. He served his country in the Air Force as Sergeant during Vietnam. 

Joseph worked as an aircraft mechanic in the Air Force; for the Air National Guard and Air Reserves as crew chief and FH engineer; a commercial pilot for ATP; FAA Air Traffic controller; truck driver; corporate cargo pilot with Chrysler Pentastar Aviation and Active Aero Charters; pilot for Casa 212 cargo aircraft for UN in Angola, Africa; Captain for Boeing 727 for Kitty Hawk Air Cargo and office manager for H & H Trucking.

Joseph enjoyed flying. He just loved to look out and down at stuff. Another interest was being self-employed and running AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricant business.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 30 years Lucie Kreiner; sons Kit (Kim) Kreiner of AZ, Dennis Kreiner of AZ, Ryan Brown (Hannah) of MI and Josh Schwier of MI; daughter Terri Nelson (Scott) of IL and 8 grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at the VFW Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen Street in Cottonwood on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please make a donation to the VFW Post 7400, 705 E. Aspen Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

http://www.westcottfuneralhome.com



A 70-year-old pilot has died after his plane crashed into a Cottonwood home Monday morning, police said. 

The pilot, Joseph William Kreiner of Clarkdale, was able to exit the plane after it crashed into a home in the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle, according to Cottonwood police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt. 

He was seriously injured and had burn injuries. He was flown to the Maricopa County Burn Center after the crash.

The house sustained minimal damage, and no one was home at the time, police said.

 Kreiner's family was by his side when he died Tuesday, police said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board removed the wreckage around 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Both are conducting the investigation into the crash, police said. 

Police said Kreiner told crews his engine had stopped. 

According to police, Kreiner's body will be taken to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, where the report will be used as part of the investigation into the plane crash.

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

COTTONWOOD -- Authorities responded to a fire this morning at the 900 block of Tierra Verde Circle after an aircraft crashed into a residence, according to Cottonwood Police Sgt. Monica Kuhlt.

Kuhlt stated in a news release that the Beech F33A Bonanza was on fire when authorities arrived.

"The only occupant, a 70-year-old local male, self-extricated but suffered serious injury," she stated in the news release. "The patient was flown to Maricopa Burn Center for advanced medical care."

Cottonwood Police and Fire, Verde Valley Fire District and Verde Valley Ambulance Company all responded to the scene.

A neighbor, Mike Zemky, said he saw the plane crash.

"I thought to myself, it's way too close to for the runway and as the word 'runway' came out of my mouth, it hit the top of the garage there and it landed in the backyard and caught fire," he said.

The fire was extinguished but the residence has minor structural damage, according to Kuhlt. The plane was destroyed.

Zemky said the pilot seemed to be doing "OK."

"He's alive and I was asking him questions and other than obviously being burned up pretty good, he seems to be doing OK," he said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will also respond to the scene, Kuhlt said.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but the pilot said at the scene that the engine stopped, according to Kuhlt.

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