Saturday, October 06, 2018

Incident occurred October 06, 2018 in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut

NEW MILFORD — There were no serious injuries when a hang glider crashed in New Milford on Saturday.

A New Milford police dispatcher said the call came in around 2:30 p.m. and first responders rushed to Ridge Road for a report of a plane crash. Those that responded found a hang-glider that had crashed into the trees just off the roadway.

The police dispatcher said the fire department responded and quickly worked on rescue operations. Though police did not say how many people were aboard the hang glider, the dispatcher said there were no serious injuries involved.

There is an active investigation into what caused the hang glider to crash, the police dispatcher said.

The last time there was a crash of this sort in New Milford, it ended fatally.

More than a year ago, on August 11, 2017, a plane crashed in New Milford, injuring the student pilot and her father, and killing 57-year-old Anthony Morasco.

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

Airbus A320: Incident occurred March 24, 2019 in Guwahati, India

NTSB Identification: ENG19WA025
Scheduled 14 CFR Unknown
Incident occurred Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Guwahati, India
Aircraft: AIRBUS A320, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of India has notified the NTSB of an incident involving a AIRBUS A320 airplane that occurred on March 24, 2019. An Indigo Airbus A320 powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW1127G-JM geared turbofan engines experienced issues with the No. 2 (right) engine while enroute from Amritsar, Indian to Guwahati, India. While enroute, the flight crew received an ECAM caution of high engine vibration in the No. 2 engine; the ECAM caution was intermittent and the engine continued to operate and was not shutdown. Post landing engine inspection of the No. 2 engine identified damage to the high pressure compressor stages 7 and 8 blades.

The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative as the state of manufacturer of the engine to assist the government of India's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13. All investigative information will be released by the government of India.

Accident occurred October 06, 2018 in Wildwood, Cape May County, New Jersey

WILDWOOD — A man is in critical condition after his motorized paraglider crashed Saturday afternoon on the beach, officials said. 

At 12:42 p.m., firefighters and police responded to a report of a single-person aircraft down at Spencer Avenue on the beach, officials said, describing the craft as a parachute with a seat and an engine attached.

Crews found the man unconscious and unresponsive and treated him at the scene, Chief Daniel Speigel said.

Witnesses told officials that the man's parachute tangled then collapsed, causing him to fall approximately 30 to 40 feet, according to a news release from the police department.

He was still strapped into his seat when he was found, police said.

Firefighters asked for a medevac helicopter, but the request was denied due to the weather, Speigel said. The man was instead transported by the Fire Department and AtlantiCare paramedics to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus in Atlantic City, where he was listed in critical condition.

The identity of the man has not been released.

Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

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

Squad 3 and Ambulance 3-2 was dispatched at 12:36 to the area behind the Convention Center for a report of a single occupant aircraft crash with the pilot reported to be unconscious. Upon arrival it was determined that the actual incident location was Spencer and the beach. Crews found a male patient unconscious and began immediate treatment. A medevac helicopter was requested but would not fly due to weather conditions. The patient was packaged and transferred to Wildwood Fire Ambulance 3-2. The patient was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division with AtlantiCare Paramedics (Medic5) on board. The patient was listed in critical condition at the hospital.  -City of Wildwood Fire Department

A man was critically injured Saturday afternoon in a powered paraglider crash in Wildwood, authorities say.

Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 12:30 p.m. on a report of a single-occupant aircraft crash, according to a press release from the Wildwood Fire Department.

Arriving crews found the unconscious man on the beach at Spencer Avenue, the release said.

The man, who has not been identified, was transported via ambulance to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City since the requested aeromedical helicopter was grounded due to adverse weather conditions, according to the release.

A powered paraglider pilot wears a motor on the back and sails through the air, flying between 15 and 50 miles per hour. No license or training is required in the United States.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://whyy.org

The pilot of a motorized hang glider was hospitalized in critical condition after the craft crashed Saturday on the beach in Wildwood, officials said.

Emergency crews found the pilot unconscious and immediately started rescue efforts at the crash scene, near Spencer Avenue around 12:40 p.m., according to the Wildwood Fire Department.

Officials said a medical helicopter was initially called, but was not able to fly because of bad weather. Wildwood rescue crews rushed the man to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division.

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed it was investigating the crash. Wildwood police did not immediately release more details.

There was no one else on the hang glider. 

Earlier this week, police in Keansburg said a paraglider was seriously hurt in a crash on the beach in the Monmouth County community.

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

Accident occurred October 06, 2018 in Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

A paraglider pilot who crashed into parked cars while he was attempting to take flight Saturday at a community event in Tuskes Community Park was not injured, Upper Nazareth Township police said.

Daniel Lane of Stroudsburg attempted a take-off about noon during the Touch-a-Truck event at the park in the 3000 block of Bath Pike but failed to gain lift. Lane lost control and struck two vehicles. The crash caused minor damage to the vehicles, police said.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the scene and started an investigation. A paraglider, also called a powered parachute, is a type of ultralight aircraft in which the pilot wears a harness attached to an engine and propeller and flies suspended beneath a parachute. Larger versions of paragliders have seats for a pilot and passenger in a small cart beneath a parachute, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Touch-a-Truck is an event for children to explore emergency vehicles, construction equipment and other large trucks hosted by Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.

The Upper Nazareth Fire Department, Upper Nazareth Emergency Management and the Upper Nazareth Highway Department assisted police in responding to the incident, police said.

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

Feds punish airline for hot temperatures on delayed Dayton plane sitting on tarmac



DAYTON —  The federal government punished Allegiant Air this week for failing to provide passengers comfortable cabin temperatures on 10 delayed flights, including a summer 2017 flight out of Dayton.

The U.S. Department of Transportation fined the low-fare airline $250,000 and ordered it to cease and desist from future similar violations. Federal regulations require airlines to provide comfortable cabin temperatures to passengers during tarmac delays.

The government cited Allegiant Flight 1127 from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport on July 19, 2017 as one of the flights for which the airline failed to provide comfortable temperatures during a delay.

On that day, the airport recorded a high temperature of 88 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The government’s order does not reveal how hot airplane temperatures became, nor how cool the plane should have been kept.

Allegiant told the government “it takes compliance with laws and regulations very seriously,” but added, “outdoor temperatures made cabin cooling during the tarmac delays difficult at best despite Allegiant’s use of air conditioning carts, ground power units, and other measures to supplement internally-generated cooling” on the flights.

The carrier said it made “sensible decisions taking account of the information available and various pro-passenger considerations, including the passengers’ consistently strong desire to get to their destination as quickly as possible.”

Seven of the incidents occurred at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Another occurred at El Paso International Airport in Texas. Many of the flights, Allegiant said, “were subjected to outdoor temperatures generally in the triple-digit range and in some cases exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit.”

The government considers an airline’s failure to comply with regulations as an “unfair and deceptive practice” under the law.

A tarmac delay occurs when an airplane on the ground is either awaiting takeoff or has just landed and passengers do not have the opportunity to get off the plane, according to the transportation department.

For flights departing from a U.S. airport, airlines are required to begin to move the airplane to a location where passengers can safely get off within 3 hours for domestic flights and 4 hours for international flights, according to the department.

During a tarmac delay, airlines must provide passengers with a snack, such as a granola bar, and drinking water no later than two hours after the aircraft leaves the gate, according to the department.

In one of the cases, an August 2017 flight from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Allegiant “failed to make announcements to inform passengers that they had an opportunity to deplane,” according to the department’s consent order. Nor did the airline “have adequate supplies onboard to provide water and snack service to all passengers.”

The incident in Dayton is not the first for the airline.

An engine on an Allegiant plane destined for Dayton caught fire in March 2017. The flight was one of 11 to suffer similar mechanical issues with the plane’s generator, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.

No injuries were reported for any of the 157 passengers or 6 crew members.

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

Bell 407, CC-AEC, Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf): Accident occurred January 13, 2020 in Lautaro, Araucanía Region, Chile


NTSB Identification: ENG20WA014
14 CFR Non-U.S., Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, January 13, 2020 in Lautaro, Chile
Aircraft: BELL 407, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Chile has notified the NTSB of the an accident involving a Bell 407 helicopter at Lautaro, Chile on January 13, 2020. The NTSB has appointed an Accredited Representative for the State of Design and Manufacture of the installed Honeywell HTS900 turboshaft engine to assist government of Chile's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13. Any information about this accident will be released by the government of Chile.



Durante la tarde de este lunes, un helicoptero de la Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf) se estrelló en un predio en la región de La Araucanía.

El accidente ocurrió en la altura del kilómetro 11 de la ruta que une las localidades de Lautaro con Galvarino.

La aeronave, modelo Bell 407, perdió el control mientras combatía un incendio en el sector de Rayenco. A bordo sólo iba el piloto, quien resulto sin ningún tipo de lesión.

El hecho se habría producido por una falla mecánica, segundos después de abastecerse de agua. El helicóptero terminó sólo con algunos daños en su parte posterior.

https://www.24horas.cl




Un helicóptero de la Corporación Nacional Forestal (Conaf) cayó al interior de un predio en la región de La Araucanía mientras combatía un incendio forestal.

El hecho se produjo al interior de un predio en el kilómetro 11, en la ruta que une Lautaro y Galvarino, informaron medios de comunicación de esta región.

El accidente se habría producido por una falla mecánica que le hizo perder fuerza, tras el llenado del carguío de agua, precipitándose a tierra.

Al momento del incidente, el helicóptero sólo operaba con el piloto a bordo, quien salió ileso. Por su parte, la nave terminó con el rotor de cola destruido.

https://www.elcapodeprovincia.cl

Epic LT, RA-2151G, Globus Airlines: Fatal accident occurred March 31, 2019 in Erzhausen, Hessen, Germany



NTSB Identification: GAA19WA187
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Egelsbach, Germany
Aircraft: EPIG 1000LT, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Germany has notified the NTSB of an accident involving an amateur-built EPIG 1000LT airplane that occurred on March 31, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Germany's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Germany.






A pilot and two passengers believed to be Russian nationals have been killed in a small plane crash in western Germany.

Russia's S7 Airlines identified one of the victims as its co-owner, Natalia Fileva.

"The cause of the tragedy is not yet known," the company said in a statement.

The 55-year-old was listed in 2018 by Forbes magazine as the fourth richest women in Russia with an estimated fortune of $660 million (€534 million).

The small six-seater Epic-LT plane crashed into an asparagus field south of the German city of Frankfurt around 3:30 p.m. local time (1330 UTC). The plane had been making its descent to Frankfurt Airport.


A police spokesman in the central German state of Hesse said the plane came down near Egelsbach, 22 kilometers (13 miles) south of Frankfurt, and then caught fire. 

Cessna 210, XB-NVG: Fatal accident occurred September 21, 2018 in Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

NTSB Identification: CEN18WA388
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 2018 in Pico de Orizaba, Mexico
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On September 21, 2018, about 1440 hours universal coordinated time, a Cessna T210L single-engine airplane, serial number 21060532, Mexican registration XB-NVG, impacted terrain on mount Pico de Orizaba near Veracruz and Puebla, Mexico. The three occupants were fatally injured.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). This report is for informational purposes only and contains information released by or obtained from the government of the Mexico.

Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC)
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes
Boulevard Adolfo López Mateos
No. 1990, piso 4
Colonia Los Alpes, Tlacopac
Delegación Álvaro Obregón
Codigo Postal 01010
Ciudad de México
México
Telephone: (55) 5011-6413
E-mail: cidaiac@sct.gob.mx
















Chihuahua.- El velorio de los cuerpos delos pilotos  Héctor Alfonso "Houston" Jiménez Campos y Daniel Bernardo Leal Estrada dio inicio recientemente en la sala de velación número cuatro del Mausoleo Luz Eterna.

Familiares de los fallecidos notificaron que las visitas comenzarán a arribar a partir de las 4:00 de la tarde, informó personal del Mausoleo.

Los tripulantes, ambos originarios de Chihuahua, fallecieron cuando el avión Cessna 210, con matrícula XB-NVG, se desplomó a más de cuatro mil metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar, hacia las faldas del volcán Citlaltépetl el viernes anterior, por lo que fueron trasladados en días recientes para ser velados en su estado natal.

El accidente ocurrió a las 11:30 de la mañana en el Parque El Calvario, ubicado en el flanco norte del Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba, cerca de las comunidades de Calcahualco y Coscomatepec.

Alfonso Jiménez, alias "Houston", por su apodo en el mundo del béisbol parralense, ya había estado involucrado en un accidente en 2008, cuando el avión que tripulaba se desplomó mientras sobrevolaba la región de Ciudad Aldama. Estos hechos dejaron como saldo un muerto identificado como Adán Córdova Almanza, quien llegó a formar parte de la Policía Ministerial.

La otra víctima del accidente del viernes pasado, Daniel Leal, alias "El Santo" se desempeñó como piloto aviador para la empresa Aerokusa, S.A. de C.V. desde 2012. De acuerdo con su perfil profesional en LinkedIn, el hoy fallecido también realizó vuelos nacionales e internacionales, así como vuelo de fotografía en helicóptero para el Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua desde 2006 hasta 2012.

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North American Navion A, N969TR: Accident occurred October 05, 2018 in Stonewall, Clarke 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.gov/N969TR

Location: Stonewall, MS
Accident Number: ERA19LA008
Date & Time: 10/05/2018, 1445 CDT
Registration: N969TR
Aircraft: North American NAVION A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 5, 2018, about 1445 central daylight time, a North American Navion A, N969TR, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a highway after a total loss of engine power near Stonewall, Mississippi. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to the pilot and was being operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Key Field Airport (MEI), Meridian, Mississippi, at 1438, and was destined for Jack Edwards National Airport (JKA), Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The pilot stated that he departed with full main and auxiliary fuel tanks, and obtained flight following towards JKA. While flying at 3,500 ft, heading 158° with the fuel selector on main, and the mixture full rich, the engine sputtered. He informed an air traffic controller that he wanted to return to MEI and turned back toward the airport, but the engine then stopped producing power. The pilot informed the controller that the airplane was unable to reach MEI and asked for the nearest airport, which the controller told him was 6 miles away. He told the controller that he was unable to land there. The pilot elected to land on highway 45S and set up for an emergency landing to the south. Because there were cars on the road and the airplane was flying faster than the cars, the pilot bleed off airspeed; however, he slowed too much and the airplane landed hard on the highway. The landing gear collapsed, and the airplane slid about 200 ft and came to rest upright in the right lane. The pilot stated that he did not switch fuel tanks after the engine lost power.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. Around the time of the accident, he reported about 565 hours of total flight experience.

At 1458, the weather conditions reported at MEI, which was located about 15 miles north-northeast of the accident site, included wind from 180° at 7 knots, visibility 10 miles, scattered clouds at 4,800 ft, broken clouds at 8,000 ft, temperature 33° C, dew point 20° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.02 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American
Registration: N969TR
Model/Series: NAVION A No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MEI, 298 ft msl
Observation Time: 1458 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Meridian, MS (MEI)
Destination:  Gulf Shores, AL (JKA)

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:  32.131667, -88.793333 (est)

Hello my friends!

Thank you for the outpouring of love, concern, prayers and thanks-giving following my crash landing today! I am truly blessed to have friends like you! My engine cut out at 3,000 ft on way to Gulf Shores, by the grace of God, I was able to safely land on side of Hwy 45 near Quitman. My airplane is pretty much destroyed, but I am safe and thankful! I don't yet know what could have caused the engine to seize and stop producing power, but the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause. I'm thankful to be alive and well, thankful for the love everyone has shown me, and thankful for you! The favor of God is with me today and has been for a long time! In Christ love, I sincerely thank you for your text, your messages, your calls, your concern, your good wishes, your prayers and your friendship!


Everyday above ground is a good reason to celebrate and be thankful!


Thank you again and best wishes!


Boyd


Boyd Williams Real Estate Company


https://www.facebook.com/boydwilliamsrealestate













CLARKE COUNTY, Mississippi (WTOK) - A plane crash landed on Highway 45 in Clarke County about 4 p.m. Friday. The pilot is okay, and he told his story to Newscenter 11.

Boyd Williams was flying to Gulf Shores Friday evening for a weekend trip when his engine failed mid-flight.

"I called to turn around and tell them it was running rough, and seconds later it stopped completely," said Williams.

Williams had to think fast. So he tried to make an emergency landing on Highway 45 near the Clarke County line.

"I was trying to bleed-off airspeed to let them pass, but I had to take the side of road instead and avoid any cars coming in," said Williams.

Boyd's daughter Hannah works at Meridian Aviation. She says her heart sank when she heard the initial call.

"I heard the tower radio up, and they said one of our local Navions went down, and I knew my dad had just took off," said Hannah. "I just said bye to him a few minutes before."

Thankfully, nobody was hurt. Boyd managed to escape without any cuts or bruises.

"We would like to commend him on the job because there were cars, there were vehicles and traffic on the road at the time he was trying to land and you heard what he said," said Sgt. Andy West with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. "He did a great job avoiding that traffic and preventing further injuries."

For the Williams family, this was the scariest moment of their lives.

"I was crying. I felt sick to my stomach, but I was just praying. We were all praying that he was ok," said Hannah. "When I got here and found out that he was ok, that was just the best feeling in the world. It went from the worst feeling in the world to the best feeling in the world."

And as for Boyd, he says this will not slow down his passion to fly again.

"I'm just happy to be here. I'm thankful to be in one piece," said Boyd Williams. "Thankful nobody on the road was hurt. Thankful that both of my children came here and we're sharing another day together."

EARLIER: 
5:33 p.m. The plane is in the process of being moved. Law enforcement will escort the plane as it's towed to Lauderdale County.

Pilot Boyd Williams was able to land the plane safely. His two daughters came out to check on him once they heard it was his plane that crashed.

"I'm just happy to be here. I'm thankful to be in one piece," said Williams. Thankful nobody on the road was hurt. Thankful both of my children came here, and we're sharing another day together."​

ORIGINAL STORY:

A plane crash landed on Highway 45 in Clarke County about 4 p.m. Friday.

The plane is registered to Boyd Williams Real Estate. The pilot tells Newscenter 11 he is okay. Traffic is moving slowly around the aircraft.

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