Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cessna 140, N89266: Accident occurred October 10, 2018 at Marina Municipal Airport (KOAR), Monterey County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

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/N89266

Location: Marina, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA013
Date & Time: 10/10/2018, 1030 PDT
Registration: N89266
Aircraft: Cessna 140
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after landing, as he pressed the right rudder to turn off the runway, his foot slipped and he inadvertently applied the brake, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift strut, left wing, and empennage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 12/18/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/10/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N89266
Model/Series: 140 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 8290
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/06/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3102.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: C85 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 85 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: KSNS, 74 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 98°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2100 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: San Jose, CA (RHV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Marina, CA (OAR)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0930 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MARINA MUNI (OAR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 136 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3483 ft / 75 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:  36.680833, -121.763333 (est)




MARINA — An unidentified pilot survived a crash Wednesday morning at Marina Municipal Airport.

According to the Marina Police Department, police and firefighters were dispatched about 10:32 a.m. to a report of an aircraft that had crashed at the airport. When they arrived, they found a small aircraft resting on its top.

The pilot walked away from the incident with minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The Marina Municipal Airport was closed to all aviation traffic as the incident was investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

In March, one person died after a small personal aircraft crashed into a field next to the runway. In 2014, a Mooney M20F single-engine plane landed on its belly at the Marina Municipal Airport after its landing gear collapsed with no injuries resulting from the landing. In 2001, a homemade airplane built and piloted by David Rominger, 70, of Marina, crashed in a strawberry field when the aircraft’s wings collapsed while approaching the Marina Municipal Airport, killing him.

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche , N6148P: Accident occurred September 29, 2018 at Crewe Municipal Airport (W81), Nottoway County, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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/N6148P

Location: Crewe, VA
Accident Number: GAA18CA574
Date & Time: 09/29/2018, 1530 EDT
Registration: N6148P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, after a cross country flight, he wanted to fuel the airplane at the airport, but the fuel tanks were locked.

He then flew to a nearby airport to fuel the airplane, but once over the airport he was told via the universal communication frequency (UNICOM) that the airport was closed for construction and he would not be able to land.

He returned to the departure airport and as he reduced power and performed his "gump" check, the engine had a total power loss. He switched from the left fuel tank to the right fuel tank, turned the fuel pump on, and pumped the throttle, but "still no power". He continued downwind and abeam the runway numbers, he added flaps. On base, he felt the airplane was low and decided to head straight for the runway. Near the beginning of the runway, the airplane aerodynamically stalled and landed hard. The airplane slid about 300 ft and came to rest in the grass adjacent the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that he verified that the left fuel tank was completely empty. He also removed the drain plug from the carburetor, which was empty as well. Additionally, the insurance adjuster reported that he looked into the fuel tanks with a scope and observed that the left fuel tank was "bone dry" and the right tank had about 12 gallons of fuel.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 08/21/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/02/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 448 hours (Total, all aircraft), 157 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6148P
Model/Series: PA24 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 24-1249
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/21/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-540 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 250 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: KBKT, 440 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1935 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 130°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crewe, VA (W81)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Crewe, VA (W81)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CREWE MUNI (W81)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 422 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3300 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

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:  37.183611, -78.101944 (est)

United Airlines, Boeing 737-924ER (WL), N36444: Incident occurred October 09, 2018 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado



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

Flight number 1192: Departed Denver International Airport (KDEN), declared emergency due to failing left engine, landed without incident.

United Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N36444

Date: 09-OCT-18
Time: 12:10:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 739
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1192
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Skytrax Trike, N772TJ: Incidents occurred February 07, 2019 and October 09, 2018 near Cortez Municipal Airport (KCEZ), Montezuma County, Colorado

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

February 07, 2019: Crashed due to unknown circumstances.


https://registry.faa.gov/N772TJ


Date: 07-FEB-19

Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N772TJ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SKYTRAX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CORTEZ
State: COLORADO




October 09, 2018: Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 09-OCT-18

Time: 17:39:00Z
Regis#: N772TJ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SKYTRAX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CORTEZ
State: COLORADO




A man who was injured as his Skytrax Trike crashed on October 9th, 2018 in a remote field south of Cortez was assisted by a British tourist who witnessed the accident while driving.

“I saw him flying northbound real low, and I thought, ‘Surely he is not going to try and land in that rough area,’” said Moss Hills, who was on a driving tour of the Southwest with his wife, Tracy. “Then we saw the plane flip over and knew it could be trouble.”

Hills made a U-turn on U.S. Highway 491 and drove his passenger vehicle up a muddy dirt track east toward the crash site at the base of the Mesa Verde escarpment. When it became too rough, he parked and ran the rest of the way.

“What I saw was the pilot tangled in the wreckage. He was conscious but disoriented. His face was bleeding. He had a cut above his eye, and it looked like his nose was broken,” Hills said.

A wheel had sheared off the plane after it apparently flipped and nosedived into the ground. Debris was scattered, and the pilot’s cellphone was smashed.

Hills called 911 on his cellphone and reported the general location of the crash but was unsure of exactly where he was. After he found a GPS in the cockpit, Hills called 911 again, and the pilot read the coordinates to the dispatcher.

Concerned about a fire, Hills said he disconnected the battery and shut off the aircraft’s fuel line. He and the pilot, who was not identified, walked about one-eighth mile to the highway.

“He seemed glad to see me,” Hills said.

A Southwest Health System ambulance crew arrived and attended to the pilot’s injuries. He was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital.

Cortez Fire Protection District rescue personnel responded to the incident as well. They said the plane crashed in the jurisdiction of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe, and they had been contacted.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://the-journal.com

Aviat S-2C Pitts Special, registered to and operated by Grayout Aerosports LLC, N126BB: Accident occurred October 09, 2018 in Hampton, Henry County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; College Park, Georgia 

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/N126BB

Location: Hampton, GA
Accident Number: GAA19CA021
Date & Time: 10/09/2018, 1635 EDT
Registration: N126BB
Aircraft: AVIAT S
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use

The biplane pilot reported that, while performing a reconnaissance flight to determine the viability of landing the biplane on the infield section of the racing track for an upcoming airshow, several passes were made, and no power wires were observed. He added that, during an approach to the proposed landing area, the biplane struck a power wire. The pilot aborted the approach, performed a quick controllability check, and decided to land at the nearby airport. The biplane landed without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left ailerons.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/15/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/19/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 12392 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1598 hours (Total, this make and model), 9817 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 127 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Registration: N126BB
Model/Series: S 2C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Aerobatic; Normal
Serial Number: 6046
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2712 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: AEIO-450
Registered Owner: Grayout Aerosports Llc
Rated Power: 265 hp
Operator: Grayout Aerosports Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K6A2, 959 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2035 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 166°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hampton, GA (HMP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hampton, GA (HMP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1630 EDT
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:  33.385833, -84.322222 (est)

FedEx, McDonnell Douglas DC-10: Incident occurred October 09, 2018 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois

Flight number 1405: Reported engine damage after arriving at the gate.

Date: 09-OCT-18
Time: 10:48:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: DC10
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: FEDEX
Flight Number: 1405
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Van's RV-6A, registered to and operated by the pilot, N451JP: Fatal accident occurred October 09, 2018 at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (KCGI), Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N451JP


Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
Accident Number: WPR19LA006
Date & Time: 10/09/2018, 1050 CDT
Registration: N451JP
Aircraft: Vans RV6
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 9, 2018, about 1050 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Vans Aircraft Inc., RV-6A airplane, N451JP, veered off the side of the runway and nosed over during landing at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (CGI), Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The private pilot was fatally injured and the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed at an unknown time.

According to witnesses located at the airport, the pilot lost control of the airplane during a crosswind landing and veered off the side of the runway and nosed over. The airplane came to rest about 1,750 ft from the approach end of runway 20 and about 25 ft off to the right side of the runway edge.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N451JP
Model/Series: RV6 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: CGI, 341 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3100 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI)
Destination: Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:   37.225278, -89.570833 (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.

Lowell Charles Peterson

Lowell Charles Peterson, 74 of Jackson, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Saint Francis Medical Center.

He was born February 15, 1944 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to the late Philip and Gina (Stark) Peterson.

He and Laurie Lindseth were married August 20, 1966 in Athens, GA.

Lowell served in the U.S. Navy as Supply Officer. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.

His working career included 29 years in banking, starting as a bank examiner in the Midwest, moving on to Hibbing, Minnesota, as Assistant Vice-President of First National Bank, onward to Alexandria, Minnesota, as President of First Bank. Mercantile in Farmington, Missouri, was next where Lowell worked as President, to his final position in Cape Girardeau-Jackson with US Bank where he retired in 2004 as President.

He loved being involved in the local community as well as his Old Goats coffee group.

Lowell was a past-president of Rotary in Cape Girardeau, participated in the annual Soap Box Derby, and loved his time as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity. Once retired he and Laurie joined Peace Corps and were stationed in Uzbekistan. 

Lowell was a builder of bridges and airplanes, as well as hydraulic can-smashers. He was meticulous and precise in whatever project he was creating. He and his flying buddy Jack enjoyed many hours at the Cape airport, especially flying to Dexter for Saturday morning coffee.

He will be missed by all of us, as well as by his dog Annie.

Survivors include his wife, Laurie Peterson of Jackson, Missouri; daughter, Betsey (Richard) Rice of Ozark, Missouri; son, Jon Peterson of Lindstrom, Minnesota; four brothers, Lynn (Barbara) Peterson, Delwin (Marilyn) Peterson, Merlin (Linda) Peterson, Burnell (Ann) Peterson; four grandchildren, Andrew Magnan, Allison Saylor, Katie Peterson, Jacob Peterson; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev.'s Mark Martin and John Dehne officiating.

Burial will take place at a later date in Minnesota.

Memorial contributions may be given to Habitat for Humanity, 2365 Rust Ave Cape Girardeau, MO 63703.

https://www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com



Jackson resident and aviation enthusiast Lowell Peterson has died following a plane crash. He was 74.

Peterson and longtime friend Jack Mehner were hospitalized Tuesday after a plane they were flying flipped at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

Cape Girardeau Police Department public-information officer Rick Schmidt had confirmed Peterson and Lowell were the only "two souls on board" the plane at the time of the crash.

Authorities had not said who was piloting the plane, but both men had long experience as pilots. Both had joined the Cape Girardeau Pilots' Club and had years of piloting experience, according to Southeast Missourian archives.

Last year, the FAA designated Mehner a "Master Pilot" for having exhibited flying skill for the past 50 years. He told the Southeast Missourian in an article recognizing his achievement he and Peterson often enjoyed flying an airplane they had built together in Peterson's garage, among other planes.

Peterson was active in the community. He had served as past-president of Rotary in Cape Girardeau, participated in the annual Soap Box Derby, and had been executive director of Habitat for Humanity.

He and his wife Laurie joined Peace Corps after his retirement, and were stationed in Uzbekistan.

His visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church.

Burial will take place at a later date in Minnesota.

Mehner had successful surgery Wednesday morning for a neck injury he sustained, according to a message put out on behalf of his family by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce. Mehner's son John Mehner is the president and CEO of the chamber.

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


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Emergency crews rushed to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

A small single engine 2-seater aircraft flipped over on its top, according to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department.


As of Wednesday morning on Oct. 10, city officials said the NTSB and FAA will be investigating the incident.


There were two people in the plane at the time of the crash and they were transported to the hospital.


We’re told their injuries are serious.


According to Cape Girardeau Public Information Manager Nicolette Brennan, the plane flipped as it was landing.


The incident reportedly did not impact other scheduled flights.


More information will be released as it becomes available.


Along with Cape Girardeau Police and Fire Departments, multiple emergency crews responded to the scene, including those with Scott City, Scott County and Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kfvs12.com




CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Two people were hospitalized when a plane flipped Tuesday at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, authorities said.

The private aircraft carrying two passengers flipped at 11 a.m., according to a statement issued by Cape Girardeau public-information manager Nicolette Brennan. The airport is a city property.

The two passengers sustained serious injuries in the crash and were both transported to local hospitals, according to the release.

Cape Girardeau Police Department public-information officer Richard Schmidt confirmed that the two people hospitalized were the only “two souls on board” the plane at the time of the crash.

He said the cause of the crash had not been identified, but authorities are investigating.

No other aircrafts were involved in the crash, and the emergency is not expected to affect other scheduled flights, according to the statement from city officials.

More information is expected as authorities and emergency personnel process the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://standard-democrat.com

Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas MD-90: Incident occurred October 05, 2018 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Flight number 2226: Was pushed back from the gate and waiting to start their taxi. The wing of a Delta Air Lines, Airbus A320 under tow clipped the back of the McDonnell Douglas MD-90.

Date: 05-OCT-18
Time: 12:07:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2226
City: SAN ANTONIO
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-235, N1490X: Incident occurred October 09, 2018 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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

Encountered bird strike while on approach.

Cherokee Flyers Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N1490X

Date: 09-OCT-18
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N1490X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 235
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH

Beech 1900C, registered to Icecap LLC Trustee and operated by Hageland Aviation, N575Q: Accident occurred October 03, 2018 at Gambell Airport (PAGM), Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aviation Accident Final 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/N575Q

Analysis 

According to the flight crew, the instrument approach was flown above the glideslope in anticipation of mechanical turbulence. As the airplane descended through 500 ft, the pilot monitoring notified the pilot flying that the airplane was high on the approach. The airplane continued the approach above the glideslope, and the landing flare was conducted too high, which resulted in an excessive sink rate. The pilot flying attempted to arrest the sink rate but was unable to do so, and the airplane landed harder than expected, which resulted in a tail strike and substantial damage to the lower aft fuselage.

Probable Cause and Findings

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

Findings

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

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown
Miscellaneous/other
Hard landing
Attempted remediation/recovery

Location: Gambell, AK
Accident Number: ANC19CA002
Date & Time: 10/03/2018, 1500 AKD
Registration: N575Q
Aircraft: Beech 1900
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 9 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Scheduled

According to the flight crew, the instrument approach was flown above the glide slope in anticipation of mechanical turbulence. As the airplane descended through 500 ft, the pilot monitoring notified the pilot flying, that the airplane was high on the approach. The airplane continued the approach above the glide slope and the landing flare was conducted too high, which resulted in an excessive sink rate. The pilot flying attempted to arrest the sink rate but was unable, and the airplane landed harder than expected, striking the tail, which resulted in substantial damage to the lower aft fuselage.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/07/2018
Flight Time:  4415 hours (Total, all aircraft), 220 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 75 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/22/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/03/2018
Flight Time:  11081 hours (Total, all aircraft), 686 hours (Total, this make and model), 11052 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 337 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 105 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N575Q
Model/Series: 1900 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: UC-160
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 11
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/11/2018, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 16600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 47493.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-65B
Registered Owner: Icecap LLC Trustee
Rated Power: 1173 hp
Operator: Hageland Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAGM
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 2333 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:  Broken / 900 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 21 knots / 28 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.2 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nome, AK (OME)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Gambell, AK (GAM)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time:  AKD
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Gambell (GAM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 29 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 4499 ft / 96 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 9 None
Latitude, Longitude: 63.772778, -171.734722 (est)