Friday, October 12, 2018

Stolp SA300 Starduster Too, N503CM: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 near Maidment Field Airport (7MS3), Byhalia, Marshall County, Mississippi

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

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

https://registry.faa.govN503CM

Location: Byhalia, MS
Accident Number: ERA19LA016
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 1345 CDT
Registration: N503CM
Aircraft: SA300 Starduster
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 12, 2018, about 1345 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built SA300 Starduster, N503CM, was substantially damaged when it struck trees during final approach to land at Maidment Field Airport (7MS3), Byhalia, Mississippi. The private pilot was seriously injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated about 1315. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to practice landings on runway 35 at 7MS3. He flew to Coldwater, Mississippi, and noted that the air was "quite turbulent," which he did not notice on the ground. On the way back, the pilot entered the downwind leg of the traffic pattern to land on runway 35 and began a constant radius descending turn to the final leg of the traffic pattern. He noticed that the airplane was "too low" and applied engine power to maintain level flight. The airplane leveled off and the pilot continued the approach to the runway. As the airplane approached the tree line, which was 100 ft prior to the approach end of the runway, the airplane "suddenly sank" and impacted the trees before he could arrest the descent.

The airplane came to rest inverted in a wooded area. The wings, fuselage, and empennage were substantially damaged in the accident sequence.

After the accident, the pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures of the airplane that would have precluded normal operation prior to the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SA300
Registration: N503CM
Model/Series: Starduster
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: OLV, 402 ft msl
Observation Time: 1350 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Byhalia, MS (7MS3)
Destination: Byhalia, MS (7MS3)

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: 34.710833, -89.719167 (est)


MARSHALL COUNTY, Mississippi - A Mississippi pilot is recovering after the single-engine plane he was flying crashed Friday afternoon.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, the plane crashed on a private runway on Tate Marshall Road near Highway 309.

"The pilot was actually the one who called 911," said Major Kelly McMillen.

Investigators said the crash was reported around 2:00 p.m. When emergency responders arrived on the scene the plane was reportedly upside down. The pilot was said to be trapped underneath.

Major McMillen told Local 24 firefighters were able to lift the plane to get the pilot out.

"He was communicating with us," he said. "As far as his condition, he was alert, but I don't know as far as symptoms, he was banged up pretty good."

The name of the pilot is known but is not being released at this time.

Neighbors Local 24 spoke to said they heard a loud popping sound before the crash.

"He flies a lot," said neighbor Brenda Walker. "We see him go into the gas station a lot. He has a wife. We're praying for him and his family."

The pilot was flown by helicopter to Regional One in Memphis.

Fire departments from Holly Springs, Byhalia, Watson, and Independence responded to the crash. Both the Tate County and Marshall County Sheriff's Departments also responded.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will come out to the scene to investigate Monday.

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








MARSHALL CONTY, Mississippi - A man was rescued after crashing his plane in Marshall County. 

The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Tate Marshall Road and Wall Hill Road, according to the Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office. 

Investigators said only one person was inside the plane when it crashed down, and that man was rescued and flown to a hospital. 

According to Marshall County officials, the man was traveling in a single-engine aircraft and is "lucky to be alive." 

"The most important thing is that this man is still alive. Thank god he his," said Kelley McMillen of the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. "Once you see the plane, you'll understand why I say this." 

Deputies told FOX13 the man made the 9-1-1 call and his crash was discovered by a MediVac helicopter passing through the area.  

"They were actually heading to Oxford when they detected the crash," McMillen said. "They actually made the scene, landed and assisted us with getting the individual out of the plane." 

Neighbors in the area like Randy King told FOX13 they're happy the pilot is going to make it.

"I feel like he was blessed because in the place crash, normally the worst scenario does happen," King said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been brought in to investigate the crash. That investigation will begin Monday. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.fox13memphis.com

Cirrus SR22T, registered to and operated by TJG Equipment LLC, N729TG: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 near Midland Airpark (KMDD), Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N729TG

Location: Midland, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA002
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 1045 CDT
Registration: N729TG
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 12, 2018, about 1045 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N729TG, impacted a parking
lot following a loss of engine power shortly after departing the Midland Airpark (MDD), Midland, Texas. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by TJG Equipment, LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a cross-country flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

The pilot reported shortly after departure and about 500 ft above ground level, the engine "surged". He turned back toward the airport; however, power was not restored and the engine lost power. The pilot recognized the airplane would not make it back to the airport, so he deployed the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS). The airplane descended under the parachute into a parking lot and impacted a parked automobile.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N729TG
Model/Series: SR22 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: TJG Equipment LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMDD
Observation Time: 1535 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Midland, TX (MDD)
Destination: Andrews, TX (E11)

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: 32.034444, -102.104722 (est)











MIDLAND, Texas - A small plane with a parachute system crashed outside a building in Midland. 

The crash happened late Friday morning as people working in the ClayDesta building watched the aircraft having trouble.

"It was like a loud 'boom'," said Ashlyn McKay, who works at the West Texas National Bank and saw the plane go down.

"I was like, 'Oh my God,' is this really happening?' It's crazy. You don't see this every day!" McKay said.

She saw that two men escaped and said they appeared to be unharmed, although emergency and medical workers responded to the crash.

A parachute was attached to the plane and was in use as the plane came down, McKay said.

The plane crashed on a pickup truck.

"I was glad they were OK, and I felt bad for the person whose truck they landed on," McKay said.

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




MIDLAND, Texas (KTXS) - A small plane has crashed in a parking lot in Midland.

It landed on a GMC pickup, crushing the roof and windshield.

According to FlightAware, the Cirrus SR22T was scheduled to take off from Midland Airpark at 10:37 a.m., headed for Andrews County Airport.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

Midland police said the pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.

The plane is registered to TJG Equipment LLC in Midland.

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





















Midland authorities responded Friday morning to the scene of a plane crash in the parking lot of the ClayDesta office complex.

The small fixed wing airplane had recently taken off from the Midland Airpark Airport, according to an email from city spokeswoman Elana Ladd.

The two passengers sustained minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital, according to Ladd.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating what led to crash.

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

Aviat A-1B, N52DA: Accident occurred September 24, 2018 in Raquette Lake, Hamilton County, New York

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

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/N52DA

Location: Raquette Lake, NY
Accident Number: GAA18CA570
Date & Time: 09/24/2018, 1400 EDT
Registration: N52DA
Aircraft: Aviat A1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during approach to land on a lake, he aligned the airplane based on wind indications on the water as well as observing other seaplanes. After the water landing, while slowing and coming off the step, a wind gust lifted the right wing, the left float dug into the water, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot and pilot rated owner egressed and were rescued by boaters.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing lift strut.

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

The pilot reported that the wind was from 090° at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots. A weather station, located about 8 miles to the southwest of the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported temperature 63°F, dew point 46°F, and wind from 185° at 7.8 mph, gusting to 10.3 mph. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/02/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2260 hours (Total, all aircraft), 23 hours (Total, this make and model), 2186 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 63 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
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: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/23/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1679 hours (Total, all aircraft), 90 hours (Total, this make and model), 1520 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Aviat
Registration: N52DA
Model/Series: A1 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2033
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Amphibian;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 933.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1P
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KSLK, 1663 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 39 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1751 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 29°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
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: 30.46 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Eagle Bay, NY
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Raquette Lake, NY
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1345 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G; Military Operation Area

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.820000, -74.642222 (est)

LaCroix Billionaire Settles Suit; Pilot Withdraws Claims of Improper Touching: Nick Caporella pays $99,000 in settlement; former co-pilot had accused the CEO of misconduct in business jet



The Wall Street Journal
By Jennifer Maloney
October 12, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET

A former co-pilot who accused Nick A. Caporella, the billionaire behind LaCroix sparkling water, of improper touching has withdrawn his claims as part of a settlement of the litigation.

Vincent Citrullo, one of Mr. Caporella’s former employees, withdrew his allegations as “factually unsupportable,” according to a document provided by Mr. Caporella’s attorney. The pilot was paid $99,000 as part of a settlement reached in arbitration in August, court records show.

Mr. Caporella, the chief executive and controlling shareholder of National Beverage Corporation, is a rare CEO who pilots his own business jet. Mr. Citrullo and another co-pilot, Terence Huenefeld, had filed separate lawsuits claiming their former boss improperly touched them on multiple trips when they sat alongside Mr. Caporella in the cockpit.

The company and Mr. Caporella, 82 years old, denied the allegations, saying they were false.

Glenn Waldmann, an attorney for Mr. Caporella and National Beverage, confirmed the payment, which he said resolved wage claims. An attorney for Mr. Citrullo didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Mr. Citrullo’s lawsuit, which was filed in Broward County Court in December 2017, claimed that Mr. Caporella engaged in unwanted touching on 14 flights from March 2014 to July 2015. A Broward County judge last month granted a motion by the defendants to seal some of the records in the case.

A similar lawsuit, filed by Mr. Huenefeld and his wife in December 2016 in federal court in the Southern District of Florida, was settled in January 2018, according to court records. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. In that settlement, Mr. Huenefeld also withdrew all of his allegations against Mr. Caporella as “factually unsupportable.”

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

Fatal accident occurred October 10, 2018 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois

Man crushed between tire, tractor trailer at O’Hare Airport

A man died when he was crushed between a tire and a tractor trailer early Wednesday at O’Hare International Airport.

Omar Sharif, 43, was injured about 3:30 a.m. at the airport in the 800 block of West O’Hare Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A spokeswoman for Chicago police said Sharif was found unresponsive in the parking lot of a cargo building, and that no foul play was indicated.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Aviation did not respond to questions about the incident and directed inquires to police.

Firefighters responded to a report of a person who was unresponsive and not breathing and took the person to Resurrection Medical Center, the Chicago Fire Department said. Sharif, of Maywood, was pronounced dead at 4:02 a.m., according to authorities. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death an accident.

Area North detectives were conducting a death investigation, according to Chicago police.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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

Cessna 207A, N6492H: Accident occurred October 11, 2018 near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Spernak Airways Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N6492H

NTSB Identification: ANC19CA003
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Anchorage, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 207, registration: N6492H

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.

Made emergency landing approximately ten (10) miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC).

Date: 11-OCT-18
Time: 20:57:00Z
Regis#: N6492H
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 207A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 135
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

North American T-28A, N272NA: Incident occurred October 11, 2018 in Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois

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

Forced landing in a field.

Trojan 23 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N272NA

Date: 11-OCT-18
Time: 18:16:00Z
Regis#: N272NA
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: T 28A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROCHELLE
State: ILLINOIS

Allegiant Air, Airbus A319-100, N260NV: Incident occurred October 09, 2018 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (KCLE), Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Flight number 1633: Experienced bird strike on departure.

https://registry.faa.gov/N260NV

Date: 09-OCT-18
Time: 22:14:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ALLEGIANT AIR
Flight Number: 1633
City: CLEVELAND
State: OHIO

Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia, N233SW: Incident occurred September 20, 2018 in Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Unsecured cargo shifted in flight.

Berry Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N233SW

Date: 20-SEP-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N233SW
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB 120ER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-18A 150 Super Cub, N9496D: Accident occurred June 21, 2018 at Llano Municipal Airport (KAQO), Texas

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

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/N9496D

Location: Llano, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA583
Date & Time: 06/21/2018, 1000 CDT
Registration: N9496D
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot receiving instruction in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane touched downed abruptly. He added that he taxied to the edge of the runway and observed that the airplane was leaning to the left.

The flight instructor reported that the pilot leveled off about 3 ft above the ground and allowed the airspeed to decrease. He added that he instructed the pilot to add power to "cushion the landing" and the pilot attempted to, but the airplane continued to decelerate until it aerodynamically stalled and landed hard on the left main landing gear.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/04/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 11456 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1252 hours (Total, this make and model), 11359 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 28 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1826 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1.3 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N9496D
Model/Series: PA18
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 18-6748
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/29/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5346.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAQO, 1102 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1515 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 252°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Llano, TX (AQO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Llano, TX (AQO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0950 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: LLANO MUNI (AQO)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1101 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3209 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.784167, -98.661389 (est)

Piper PA-12, N2836M: Incident occurred October 11, 2018 in Westport, Grays Harbor County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Landed on a beach.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2836M

Date: 11-OCT-18
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N2836M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
City: WESTPORT
State: WASHINGTON

Corsario MK5 amphibious experimental aircraft, N912PK: Incident occurred October 11, 2018 at Pierce County Airport (KPLU), Puyallup, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Landed gear up.


https://registry.faa.gov/N912PK

Date: 11-OCT-18
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N912PK
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: CORSARIO MK5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
City: PUYALLUP
State: WASHINGTON
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Balloon Works Firefly 7-15, N7252H: Accident occurred October 10, 2018 in Placitas, Sandoval County, New Mexico

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N7252H


Location: Placitas, NM
Accident Number: WPR19TA005
Date & Time: 10/10/2018, 0943 MDT
Registration: N7252H
Aircraft: Balloon Works FIREFLY 7
Aircraft Damage: None
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Air Race/Show 

On October 10, 2018, about 0943 mountain daylight time, a Balloon Works Firefly 7-15 balloon, N7252H, experienced a hard landing in a field about 4 miles west of Placitas, New Mexico. The pilot was no injured and the two passengers sustained serious injuries. The balloon was not damaged. The balloon 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 flight that departed the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico, about 0851. The flight's destination was a landing area that was near the accident site.

According to the pilot, as he descended and maneuvered the balloon to check the wind for landing, he inadvertently collided with a hill that was at a higher elevation than what he expected. He reported that the balloon's airspeed was between 15 to 20 mph during the collision. The balloon impacted the terrain firmly and both passengers sustained a broken ankle. The pilot subsequently landed the balloon uneventfully.

The forecast wind at Albuquerque, located 17 nautical miles from the accident site, was 4 knots, while the wind reported by the pilot was between 6 to 8 knots. The pilot reported no mechanical failure or malfunction with the balloon that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/19/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 437.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 437.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 437.8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 9.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Balloon Works
Registration: N7252H
Model/Series: FIREFLY 7 15
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Balloon
Serial Number: F7-1103
Landing Gear Type: None
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/30/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 425.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
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: ABQ, 5355 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1552 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 21°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Placitas, NM
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0851 MDT
Type of Airspace: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.307500, -106.491111 (est)