Friday, October 5, 2018

Incident occurred October 05, 2018 at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (KXNA), Benton County, Arkansas

HIGHFILL, Arkansas (KNWA) - Fire trucks were put on standby Friday afternoon as a private airplane made an emergency landing due to low fuel, according to Executive Director at XNA Kelly Johnson. 

Johnson said the plane made a safe landing without incident. She said that it's a common protocol for the fire department at the airport to be put on standby in case of an emergency.

She said the plane radioed to the air traffic control tower about the fuel issue prompting the emergency protocol.

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

Khamraj Lall: Pilot Guilty Of Smuggling Hundreds Of Kilos Of Cocaine

Khamraj Lall

Federal jurors convicted a private "cash jet" pilot from Ringwood of bringing hundreds of kilos of cocaine into New Jersey and New York, then laundering more than $7.5 million in proceeds back to Guyana.

Khamraj Lall, 51, of Ringwood “used the proceeds of his cocaine empire” to buy jets, homes and cars, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said Friday. 

 “He also paid more than $2 million in cash stuffed in suitcases to a Florida contractor to build an airplane hangar in Guyana,” Carpenito said.

The Guyanese-born Lall -- who owned a private jet charter business called Exec Jet Club in Gainesville, FL -- already was facing charges in Puerto Rico of carrying $600,000 in drug money during a refueling stop when authorities arrested him in July 2015 with what they said was a five-kilo load.

Carpenito said Lall deposited, or had others deposit, roughly $7,549,775 into more than 20 different bank accounts in cash through 1,287 transactions from April 2011 through November 2014.

All of the deposits were under $10,000 to circumvent federal banking reporting laws, he said.

The government moved to forfeit several properties, as well as two private jets that Carpenito said Lall bought with the ill-gotten gains.

Lall was convicted Thursday of conspiracy, money laundering and other counts following an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court in Trenton.

Carpenito credited special agents and task force officers of IRS-Criminal Investigation, Morristown police, special agents and staff of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Rochester office of the DEA, the FAA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Center.

Handling the case are Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan M. Peck and Thomas S. Kearney of Carpenito’s Criminal Division in Newark. 

Original article ➤ https://pascackvalley.dailyvoice.com

Aeronca 7FC Tri-Traveler, N9855B: Accident occurred October 04, 2018 in Myakka City, Manatee County, Florida

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

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


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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9855B

Location: Myakka City, FL
Accident Number: ERA19CA002
Date & Time: 10/04/2018, 1405 EDT
Registration: N9855B
Aircraft: Champion 7FC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that he had been working at an off-airport site installing concrete columns and then departed from the site in the tailwheel-equipped airplane. During takeoff from the field, he turned to avoid trees at the end of the field and impacted a concrete column.

Examination of the wreckage revealed that the right wing and fuselage were substantially damaged.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. He stated he had experience taking off on grass, but he had not left enough room to gain sufficient altitude for obstacle clearance. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from an obstacle during takeoff.

Findings

Personnel issues
Monitoring environment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Object/animal/substance - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Initial climb
Miscellaneous/other (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/09/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/24/2018
Flight Time:  745 hours (Total, all aircraft), 52 hours (Total, this make and model), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N9855B
Model/Series: 7FC No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7FC-349
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/13/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1438 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6100 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CMI
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KSRQ, 28 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 268°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4400 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  11 knots / 17 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Myakka City, FL
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Spring Hill, FL (X05)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  27.411667, -82.154167 (est)


MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Manatee County sheriff's deputies were on scene investigating the crash of a small, single-engine plane in the Myakka City area on Thursday.

The crash occurred off Rocky Creek Ranch.

According to the sheriff’s office, Dennis Hertenstein, 44, owns his own plane and flew to Myakka City from Lutz to operate an excavator.

After the day’s work, Hertenstein taxied out to a corner of a large pasture and began his takeoff run back toward the direction of the concrete pilings where he had been working.

He somehow did not get proper altitude and the plane’s wings were wobbling up and down.

He cleared the barbwire fence of the pasture, but clipped the right wing of the plane on a pile of concrete.

Hertenstein’s plane “cartwheeled” and landed about 50 feet away from the pile.

Hertenstein sustained multiple leg fractures, but managed to crawl out of the plane.

He was taken by coworkers to a safe area where EMS arrived and he was flown to a hospital.

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



MYAKKA CITY - A 44-year-old man was injured in a plane crash Thursday afternoon near Myakka City, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The man flew his plane from Lutz and spent the day performing tests on concrete pilings with an excavator on a construction site off of Taylor Road in Myakka City.

After his work was done for the day, the man began his takeoff run from the corner of a large pasture, flying back toward the direction of the pilings, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

However, the plane did not achieve proper altitude, and its wings began wobbling up and down. The plane cleared a barbwire fence at the edge of the pasture, but the right wing was then clipped on one of the concrete pilings. The plane cartwheeled, landing about 50 feet southeast of the piling.

The crash occurred at 1:56 p.m.

The man sustained multiple leg fractures but was able to crawl out of the plane. Co-workers then moved him to a safe area until help arrived. 

Deputies and EMS crews were on scene by 2:23 p.m., and the man was then transported by Bayflight helicopter.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been informed of the crash, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Beech N35 Bonanza, N9401Y: Incident occurred October 04, 2018 at Clayton Municipal Airport (KCAO), Union County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Gear collapse.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9401Y

Date: 04-OCT-18
Time: 21:22:00Z
Regis#: N9401Y
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: N35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: CLAYTON
State: NEW MEXICO

Landing Gear Not Configured: Cessna Cardinal 177 RG, N52881, accident occurred October 04, 2018 at Stanly County Airport ( KVUJ), Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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/N52881


Location: Albermarle, NC
Accident Number: GAA19CA017
Date & Time: 10/04/2018, 1300 EDT
Registration: N52881
Aircraft: Cessna 177RG
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that he, "decided to attempt a gear up glide" to the runway. He recalled that he became fixated on the reaching the runway and forgot to extend the landing gear. The airplane touched down and skidded to a stop on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage bulkheads.

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: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/15/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 493 hours (Total, all aircraft), 419 hours (Total, this make and model), 372 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N52881
Model/Series: 177RG No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:1977 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 177RG1298
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/12/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5988.8 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-A1B6D
Registered Owner: Cardinal Air
Rated Power: 200 hp
Operator: Cardinal Air
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVUJ, 609 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1700 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 338°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction:340° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Carthage, NC (BQ1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Gold Hill, NC (NC25)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0130 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Stanly County (VUJ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 608 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 22L
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern 

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: 35.416667, -80.150833 (est)

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Theodore Robert Wright, III: Pilot sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit fraud, arson



TYLER, Texas - A pilot, formerly of Kemah, has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit arson, according to authorities.

Theodore Robert Wright, III, 33, pleaded guilty on Dec. 7 to the charges and was sentenced to 65 months, or nearly five-and-a-half years, in prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. 

He was also ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution.

Wright led a multi-jurisdictional fraud and arson scheme that spanned from Hawaii to the Gulf of Mexico, and involved the destruction of various luxury goods, including vehicles, aircraft, and vessels, According to information presented in court.

Wright and his co-conspirators, Shane Gordon, 46, and Raymond Fosdick, 42, both of Houston, and Edward Delima, 42, of Honolulu, Hawaii, acquired luxury goods and obtained insurance coverage for those goods in amounts exceeding their purchase prices.

Wright and his co-conspirators then devised and carried out schemes to destroy those goods and defraud insurance companies.


A 1966 Beechcraft Baron, a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, a 1971 Cessna 500 and a 1998 Hunter Passage were all destroyed in the scheme.

The Beechcraft Baron made an emergency landing in the Gulf of Mexico, sank in deep water, and was not recovered.

KPRC2 sat down with Wright and Fosdick in 2012 after the crash in the Gulf, in which both men were uninjured. 

"The actual plummeting from the sky and all of that element wasn't a big deal. Neither of us was screaming and, you know, there was no praying," Fosdick said at the time. 

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The Lamborghini Gallardo crashed into a ditch full of water, causing the vehicle to flood.

The Cessna 500 was destroyed when Fosdick set it on fire at Wright’s direction at an airport in Athens, Texas.

The Hunter Passage sank in a marina in Hawaii.

Fraudulent insurance claims were filed in relation to each of these incidents.

Wright and his co-defendants also filed a fraudulent $1 million personal injury lawsuit related to the crash in the Gulf of Mexico. The suit was settled for $100,000.

On May 17, 2017, Wright, Gordon, Fosdick, and Delima were charged with various offenses related to their conduct in the scheme in the Eastern District of Texas.

Wright’s co-conspirators have all pleaded guilty. Delima pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and was sentenced to a five-year term of probation.

Fosdick pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud and conspiring to commit arson and on Jan. 24 and was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison.  Gordon pleaded guilty to making false statements to a federal agent and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $440,000. 

Original article can be found here ➤  https://www.click2houston.com

Cessna 210-5A (205A), N8495Z: Accident occurred October 04, 2018 near Hefner-Easley Airport (H68), Wagoner County, Oklahoma

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8495Z

Location: Wagoner, OK
Accident Number: ERA19LA006
Date & Time: 10/04/2018, 1830 CDT
Registration: N8495Z
Aircraft: Cessna 205
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test 

On October 4, 2018, about 1830 central daylight time, a Cessna 205A, N8495Z, sustained substantial damage when it collided with trees after a total loss of engine power about 8 miles south of the Hefner-Easley Airport (H68), Wagoner, Oklahoma. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated by the private pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the post-maintenance flight test.

According to the pilot, he was performing a post-maintenance flight after the airplane's annual inspection. After a routine engine run-up, with no abnormal indications he departed H68. The pilot climbed to 2,500 ft and made three circuits around the airport; he stated the airplane climbed well and all flight parameters were normal. The pilot announced his intentions of leaving the airport area and turned south to continue flight maneuvers and performance checks. During the maintenance checks, the pilot started a left turn towards the east when a very minor "engine misfire" caught his attention. He scanned the instrument panel and all engine parameters appeared normal. As the pilot continued the turn, the "engine misfire" began to increase and the engine began to shake. The airplane was unable to maintain altitude and was descending about 150-300 feet per minute. After multiple attempts to regain engine power the engine "quit." The pilot slowed the airplane to minimum controllable airspeed and impacted trees and brush. The pilot exited the airplane and waited for emergency services.

During the landing sequence, the left and right wing were buckled. The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8495Z
Model/Series: 205 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Integrity Airmotive, LLC
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTQH, 874 ft msl
Observation Time: 0015 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Wagoner, OK (H68)
Destination:  Wagoner, OK (H68) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  35.965556, -95.341944 (est)


An unidentified man appears to have escaped serious injuries after a single-engine Cessna he was piloting crashed near a cemetery east of Wagoner.

Sgt. Jeff Halfacre, a spokesman for the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, said dispatchers received a call at 6:59 p.m. Thursday from a motorist who spotted the airplane about a half-mile west of 300 Road along Oklahoma 51. The pilot, he said, was transported to a "local area hospital," where he is believed to have been treated for a head laceration.

"I am not sure about what actually caused it, but it appeared that he probably tried to avoid the highway because of traffic," Halfacre said, noting the pilot's condition reportedly was stable. "It appears to be a minor plane crash -- I don't think his injuries would be considered critical, but he was transported out of precaution and checked out thoroughly."

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers reportedly contacted the Federal Aviation Administration, which Halfacre said was "not going to respond out here." He said the crash site was taped off, and owners of the airplane planned to retrieve it Friday morning.

"Our dispatchers have been notified," Halfacre said. "If they are contacted, they will let the passersby know to disregard it."

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


WAGONER - Wagoner County deputies say a pilot was taken to the hospital after crashing his plane.

Sheriff Chris Elliott says the pilot was taking off when he crashed.

Officials said the pilot was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Deputies say a passerby called 911 after this plane crashed just north side of highway 51

Sheriff Elliott said the pilot was in a small aircraft and for unknown reasons after takeoff, pilot had to make an emergency landing.

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




WAGONER, Okla. (KTUL) — Wagoner County first responders are on the scene of a small plane crash east of Wagoner.

Authorities are on the scene near Highway 51 and South 300 Road near Taylor's Ferry just west of Fort Gibson Lake.

The plane went down after 7 p.m. south of Hefner-Easley Airport Thursday evening

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

Piper PA-28-161, N212NA: Accident occurred September 01, 2018 at Weiser Air Park (KEYQ), Cypress, Harris County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

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


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


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N212NA

Location: Cypress, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA551
Date & Time: 09/01/2018, 1045 CDT
Registration: N212NA 
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

Analysis 

The solo student pilot reported that, during approach, as the airplane crossed over a highway, it encountered turbulence and increased lift. He reduced power to correct, and the airplane lost altitude quickly. The student added power to compensate, but the airplane landed hard before reaching the runway, and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located about 7 miles south of the airport reported that, about 10 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 090° at 5 knots. The student was landing the airplane on runway 9.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper approach path after the airplane encountered turbulence, which resulted in the airplane landing hard short of the runway.

Findings

Aircraft
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Turbulence - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing area undershoot (Defining event)
Hard landing
Landing gear collapse

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
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: 01/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 39 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N212NA
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 28-7916150
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2325 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: Ahmed Sharfaraz
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: KIWS, 111 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1535 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 194°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 25°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cypress, TX (EYQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Cypress, TX (EYQ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1100 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: WEISER AIR PARK (EYQ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 137 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3455 ft / 40 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:  29.935278, -95.640278 (est)

Hawaiian Airlines Inc, A321-271N, N204HA: Accident occurred August 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

https://registry.faa.gov/N204HA

NTSB Identification: DCA18CA283
Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Hawaiian Airlines Inc
Accident occurred Monday, August 13, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA
Aircraft: AIRBUS A321-271N, registration: N204HA

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.

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N557SP; accident occurred August 20, 2018 at Burlington International Airport (KBTV), Chittenden County, Vermont

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

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


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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N557SP 

Location: Burlington, VT
Accident Number: GAA18CA547
Date & Time: 08/20/2018, 1500 EDT
Registration: N557SP
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

Analysis

The solo student pilot reported that, during approach, he was struggling to keep the airspeed at 60 to 70 knots, so he entered a side slip and reduced the power to idle. Once assured the airplane would reach the runway, he aligned the airplane with the runway. The airplane landed on the left main landing gear, bounced, and the student performed a go-around. He entered the left traffic pattern and landed without further incident.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 6 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 270° at 6 knots. The airplane landed on runway 33. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing. 

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach
Miscellaneous/other

Landing

Abnormal runway contact (Defining event)

Student Pilot Information


Certificate: Student
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/09/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 57.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 16 hours (Total, this make and model), 7.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N557SP
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S8043
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/16/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8580.8 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Vermont Flight Academy
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Vermont Flight Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBTV, 340 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1854 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 156°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Burlington, VT (BTV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Burlington, VT (BTV)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1230 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: BURLINGTON INTL (BTV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 334 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8319 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Go Around 

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:  44.472500, -73.152778 (est)

Funk B85C, N1626N: Incident occurred October 03, 2018 near Memorial Field Airport (KHOT), Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Made emergency landing in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1626N

Date: 03-OCT-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N1626N
Aircraft Make: FUNK
Aircraft Model: B85C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: HOT SPRINGS
State: ARKANSAS


A small plane made an emergency landing in the infield of a thoroughbred horse training track at Double M Stables off Crystal Hill Road in western Garland County Wednesday afternoon, an airport official and a witness said.

Glen Barentine, director of Hot Springs Memorial Field, said the Funk Aircraft took off from the airport at about noon Wednesday. The vintage plane arrived Tuesday morning, he said. The pilot stayed the night and took off the next afternoon.

"I don't know why he had to land," he said. "I think the engine was giving him issues, so he put it down. He didn't go into much detail."

John Ward, owner of Ward's The Crawfish Hole, said he was in the orchard behind his restaurant, "checking on my honeybees," when the plane "came by, just sputtering, and sputtering, and sputtering, going north, I guess you'd say."

"I knew something was wrong, and he came back headed south, and it was real low. I mean, I could almost ... touch the wheels," Ward said.

Ward said he called a friend who works at the barn area and said "there's a plane going down; it's going to be in the infield, and he thought I was kidding. Well, the plane went down, and they had a successful landing, and that was it."

Ward said the plane was "a little sideways coming in," but "he landed pretty smooth."

No injuries were reported.

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