Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 717-200, N969AT: Incident occurred September 22, 2018 at Jackson–Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (KJAN), Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Flight number 935: Struck bird on short final, landed without further incident.

https://registry.faa.gov/N969AT

Date: 22-SEP-18
Time: 14:04:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 712
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 935
City: JACKSON
State: MISSISSIPPI

Beech 58 Baron, N4193S: Incident occurred September 20, 2018 at Henderson-Oxford Airport (KHNZ), Granville County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Prop struck runway.

FlightGest Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N4193S

Date: 20-SEP-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N4193S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXFORD
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Beech 58 Baron, N6662N: Incident occurred September 21, 2018 at Roberts Field Airport (KRDM), Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon 

Gear up landing.


Thomson Resources Inc https://registry.faa.gov/N6662N 


Date: 21-SEP-18
Time: 19:50:00Z
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REDMOND
State: OREGON




REDMOND, Ore. - A twin-engine plane whose pilot was unable to lower the landing gear made a gear-up emergency landing at Redmond Municipal Airport early Friday afternoon. That prompted a halt to takeoffs and landings until the plane could be removed from the runway, delaying or diverting more than a dozen flights before it reopened three hours later.

Airport Director Zachary Bass said the pilot of the Beechcraft Baron plane told air traffic controllers shortly after noon that the landing gear would not come down. He circled the airport while the airport's ARFF (aircraft rescue fire fighting) units and others were positioned in place, should the need arise.

Fire crews on scene reported some light smoke as the aircraft slid down the runway on its belly after landing and came to a stop, and an ARFF unit deployed foam to prevent any fire, with the pilot getting out moments later.

Redmond fire officials said the plane's landing gear malfunctioned and made a successful gear-up landing with the pilot uninjured. Crews were making sure there were no hazards while the plane was removed.

An aircraft spokeswoman said the plane belly-landed on Runway 5, with no one hurt.

The airport does have two runways, but Bass said the plane blocked the primary runway. The airport’s second runway has been under reconstruction since May, a project expected to be completed in mid-October.

The airport's flight status page had showed several departures delayed through about 3 p.m., as well as several arrivals. At least seven arrivals and 10 departures were delayed due to the incident, with some of the incoming flights diverted elsewhere.

A crane was brought in and helped crews get the plane back onto its wheels so it could be towed off the runway around 2:30 p.m. Airport officials said flights resumed around 3 p.m., after crews washed the foam off the runway and prepared it for service.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane, owned by Thomson Resources Inc. of Bend (Tumalo), was built in 1979

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

Piper PA-18-150, N8192D: Accident occurred September 20, 2018 in St. Mary's, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8192D

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA567
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 2018 in St. Mary's, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N8192D

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.

Ground looped on landing.

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N8192D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST MARYS
State: ALASKA

Ayres S2R-G1 Thrush, N2245S: Accident occurred September 24, 2018 at Imperial County Airport (KIPL), California

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

Aircraft crashed while landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2245S

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N2245S
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R G1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: IMPERIAL
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 58TC Turbo Baron, N283D: Incident occurred September 24, 2018 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL), Fort Collins/Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado

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

Landed, taxied clear of runway then accidentally retracted the gear.

https://registry.faa.gov/N283D

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 21:48:00Z
Regis#: N283D
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: FORT COLLINS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 310D, N6749T: Incident occurred September 20, 2018 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

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

Gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6749T

Date: 20-SEP-18
Time: 16:36:00Z
Regis#: N6749T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310D
Event Type:
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172, N6950A: Incident occurred September 24, 2018 at Winter Haven Regional Airport (KGIF), Polk County, Florida

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

Ran off the runway on landing and struck a fence.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6950A

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N6950A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINTER HAVEN
State: FLORIDA

Bell OH-58A, N206WH: Incident occurred September 24, 2018 in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rotorcraft landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N206WH

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 21:49:00Z
Regis#: N206WH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: OH 58A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: JUANA DIAZ
State: PUERTO RICO

Van's RV-14, N823HE: Accident occurred September 24, 2018 at Heber Valley Airport (KHCR), Wasatch County, Utah

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N823HE


NTSB Identification: GAA18CA566

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 24, 2018 in Heber City, UT
Aircraft: Vans RV-14, registration: N823HE

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.


Landed then hit lighting.

Date: 24-SEP-18

Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N823HE
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RV14
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HEBER
State: UTAH

Cessna U206G Stationair 6, registered to Laughlin Acquisitions LLC and operated by Regal Air, N1738R: Fatal accident occurred September 24, 2018 in Rainy Pass, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska
Regal Air; Anchorage, Alaska 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1738R

Location: Rainy Pass, AK
Accident Number: CEN18FA386
Date & Time: 09/24/2018, 1032 AKD
Registration: N1738R
Aircraft: CESSNA U206
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On September 24, 2018, at 1032 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna U206G airplane, N1738R, impacted mountainous terrain about 13 miles west of Rainy Pass Lodge Airport (6AK), Rainy Pass, Alaska. The commercial pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to Laughlin Acquisitions LLC and operated by Regal Air under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a visual flight rules on-demand cargo flight. Marginal visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska, and was destined for a private airstrip on the southwest side of the Alaska Range about 30 miles west of the accident site.

The operator reported that the purpose of the flight was to deliver about 400 lbs of lumber to the private airstrip, pick up two passengers and return to the PALH. The operator was tracking the pilot's flight path using Spidertracks (figure 1) and noticed the track stopped at 1031. An Alert Notice was issued for the missing airplane and the U.S. Air Force Alaska Rescue Coordination Center conducted an aerial search mission to locate the airplane. The wreckage was discovered near the end of a mountain valley on a steep mountain side about 3.5 miles southwest of the mouth of Goodman Pass.


Figure 1 – Spidertracks route

The Regal Air chief pilot was flying the same flight path in another company Cessna 206 and was about 20 minutes behind the accident pilot. He was in radio contact with the pilot throughout the flight and most of the communications were related to the current weather conditions and cloud coverage along the route of flight. The chief pilot inquired about how the pilot flew through certain areas along the route in order to stay clear of the clouds. The chief pilot also heard the accident pilot in radio communication with the owner of Rainy Pass Lodge, but he could only hear the pilot's side of the conversation. The pilot lost radio contact with the accident pilot about 1030 and assumed that he had proceeded into Rainy Pass and no longer had line of sight for radio contact. When the chief pilot reached Long Lake Hills he did not feel comfortable continuing the flight due to the low clouds so he turned around and proceeded back to PALH.

The closest official weather observation station is located at 6AK. The weather observer for 6AK reported the following observations. At 0659 wind from 170° at 10 knots, visibility 7 statute miles (sm), light rain, overcast cloud later at 7,000 ft, temperature 6° C, dewpoint 6° C, and a barometric pressure of 29.58 inches of mercury. At 0848 wind from 160° at 12 knots gusting to 18 knots, visibility 7 sm, scattered clouds at 1,500 ft, overcast cloud layer at 4,000 ft, temperature 5° C, dewpoint 4° C, and a barometric pressure of 29.56 inches of mercury. At 1058 wind from 140° at 10 knots, visibility 7 sm, scattered clouds at 1,200 ft, broken clouds at 2,700 ft, temperature 6° C, dewpoint 5° C, and a barometric pressure of 29.53 inches of mercury.

The owner of Rainy Pass Lodge at 6AK stated that he saw the accident airplane fly over his lodge and he made radio contact with the pilot. He stated that he could see Long Lake Hills from 6AK, which is 8 miles southeast, and that the cloud coverage to the southeast was a lot more significant than it was to the northwest near Rainy Pass, which appeared to be dissipating.

On September 26, the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge and members of the investigative team traveled to the accident site via helicopter and documented the accident site and wreckage. The main wreckage was located about 4,400 ft mean sea level (msl) on the mountain side and was partially covered in snow. The initial impact point, identified by the propeller assembly and cockpit debris, and was located about 4,700 ft msl. Figure 2 is a photo taken from the same altitude and heading as the final Spidertracks point received from the airplane; the figure shows the initial impact area circled in red. The first responders reported that the rescue helicopter's rotor wash blew the wreckage off its perch and it slid down the face of the slope to its final resting point. A debris path of airplane wreckage was found along the slope leading to the main wreckage.

Figure 2 – Accident site, impact area circled in red

On September 28, the wreckage was recovered from the mountain side and transported to a secure facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N1738R
Model/Series: U206 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Regal Air
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPTI
Observation Time: AKD
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.61 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Destination: , AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  62.072778, -153.184722

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.

Dave Oberg, commercial pilot.


Dave Oberg has worked for Regal Air since 2002. 


An airplane crash in the Rainy Pass area on Monday took the life of veteran pilot, David Oberg, it has been reported by Alaska State Troopers on Tuesday.

The crash was reported to the Alaska State Troopers on Monday evening at 5:43 pm and the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center dispatched to the crash area, where they located the aircraft, a Cessna 206, and the pilot, the only occupant, deceased.

Oberg’s remains were transported to Joint Base Elmendorf-Fort Richardson where they were turned over to the State Medical Examiner’s office.

Oberg, 67, was flying for Regal Air, located on Lake Hood at the time of the incident. He had started flying in the skies over Alaska in his teens and had been a commercial pilot for over 40 years. He had been flying with the Regal Air team since 2002.

In his off-time, Oberg taught aviation science at a local high school.

Oberg’s death marks the second pilot fatality for Regal Air this year. 24-year-old Colt Richter died in a crash near Willow Lake on July 18th.

The National Transportation Safety Bureau is investigating the crash but has yet to release their preliminary report into the cause of the crash.

Oberg’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

Original article can be found here ➤https://alaska-native-news.com



ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - One man is dead after the small plane that he was piloting crashed in the area of Rainy Pass.

Carl David Oberg, 67, a pilot flying with Regal Air Services at Lake Hood, died after the Cessna 206 he was piloting crashed.

Alaska State Troopers confirmed the death in a dispatch report early Tuesday morning. They were notified of the crash itself at 5:43 p.m. Monday.

According to AST, the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center responded to the area of Rainy Pass and located the plane and Oberg, the sole occupant on board, deceased.

Oberg's body was transported back to JBER, where the State Medical Examiner took possession of his body.

So far there is no preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Bureau into what caused the crash.

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

Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas MD-90, N960DN: Incident occurred September 21, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania and Incident occurred May 08, 2018 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado

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

September 21, 2018: Flight 967 bird strike while departing.

Delta Air Lines Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N960DN


Date: 21-SEP-18
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 967
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

May 08, 2018 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado


May 08, 2018:  Flight 1854 reported smoke/fumes in the cabin.

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

Date: 09-MAY-18
Time: 00:36:00Z
Regis#: 960DN
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD 90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1854
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO