Friday, October 12, 2018

Collision During Landing: 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 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.govN503CM


Location: Byhalia, MS
Accident Number: ERA19LA016
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 1345 CDT
Registration: N503CM
Aircraft: SA300 Starduster
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
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 departed and flew over a nearby town 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.

The 1350 recorded weather observation at Olive Branch Airport (OLV), Olive Branch, Mississippi, located about 16 nautical miles north of the accident location, included wind from 360° at 5 knots, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 19°C, dew point 5°C, and an altimeter setting of 29.98 inches of mercury.

An upper air sounding for accident site for 1400 was reviewed and indicated that there was no clear-air turbulence or low-level wind shear. In addition, the wind below 4,000 ft mean sea level indicated 5 knots.

Two non-official weather sites about 16 nautical miles to the west of the accident location (one to the northwest and one to the southwest) were reviewed for weather data. Wind speeds were similar to OLV around the time of the accident; however, both indicated a tailwind wind component of about 1 knot.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Foreign; Private
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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: 12/27/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/24/2017
Flight Time:  331 hours (Total, all aircraft), 40 hours (Total, this make and model), 292 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SA300
Registration: N503CM
Model/Series: Starduster
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 1
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/03/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 264 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: HO-360-B1B
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: OLV, 402 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1350 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 348°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Byhalia, MS (7MS3)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Byhalia, MS (7MS3)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1315 CDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Maidment Field (7MS3)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 370 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2100 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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)

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

Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Cirrus SR22T, N729TG; Accident occurred October 12, 2018 near Midland Airpark (KMDD), Texas


Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota 
Continental Aerospace Technology; Mobile, Alabama 
Hartzell Engine Technologies Inc; Montgomery, Alabama 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Midland, Texas
Accident Number: CEN19LA002
Date & Time: October 12, 2018, 10:45 Local
Registration: N729TG
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot and passenger departed on a cross-country flight in a single-engine airplane. Shortly after takeoff and about 500 ft above ground level, the engine "surged." The pilot turned the airplane back toward the airport; however, the engine lost power. The pilot recognized the airplane would not make it back to the airport, so he deployed the airplane's parachute. The airplane descended under the parachute into a parking lot and impacted a parked automobile, which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane.

The engine examination and test run noted that the engine fuel flow was high and above specified engine and airframe manufacturers' limits.

Data from the airplane's data monitor also indicated that the airplane engine's fuel flow was high on the accident flight and on previous flights, although the maximum fuel flow recorded varied. A review of maintenance records revealed that the engine manifold pressure and fuel flow were adjusted in accordance with the manufacturer's maintenance manual about 3 months before the accident.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The loss of engine power due to excessive fuel flow.

Findings

Aircraft (general) - Not specified
Environmental issues Ground vehicle - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

On October 12, 2018, about 1045 central daylight time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N729TG, impacted a parking lot 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.

The pilot reported that after departure and about 500 ft above ground level, the engine "surged". He turned back toward the airport 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 recovered to a salvage facility. An engine examination was then conducted by the NTSB Investigator in Charge (IIC), and technical representatives from the engine and airframe manufacturers. A visual inspection and borescope examination of the engine was conducted: a damaged propeller and minor damage to the exhaust system was noted. In order to facilitate an engine test run, a
replacement propeller was installed, and a fuel can was plumbed into the airplane fuel system. An engine run was then conducted, and the engine started without hesitation. The engine was operated about 1,000 rpm to bring the engine up to operation temperatures. During the engine test run, full throttle was applied: manifold pressure stabilized at 39 inHg and fuel flow reached 49 gph. [The engine manufacturer specifications are 36.6 inHg and 37.5 gph, with Cirrus specified a 40.5gph limit].

After the engine run, the turbocharger controller and wastegate actuator were removed from the airplane and sent to the manufacturer for additional testing. It was also noted that during the wastegate actuator removal, the wastegate valve appeared "stuck". After moving the valve, it appeared to move normally.

The airplane's parachute was also removed and sent to Cirrus for a performance and conformity inspections.

The airplane's recoverable data module (RDM) was downloaded, and a review of the data noted that on the accident flight and previous flights, the engine's fuel flow was high, including near or above the maximum limit. A review of the airplane's maintenance records revealed a maintenance entry dated July 18, 2018, that annotated the manifold pressure was set to 36.5, and fuel flow to 41gph, and rpm to 2,500, per Cirrus aircraft maintenance manual 5-30. There were no additional entries that indicated the fuel flow was later changed.

The wastegate actuator and turbocharger controller were bench tested at Hartzell's Engine Technologies (HET) facility, in Montgomery, Alabama, with representatives from the NTSB, FAA, and HET present. Both units operated normally, with no discrepancies noted that would have affected normal performance.

The engine was removed and shipped to the manufacturer's facility where it was placed in an engine test cell. The NTSB IIC and technical representative from the airframe and engine manufacturers conducted the test. The engine was started and ran at various power settings. It was noted that fuel flows were high, enough so that the engine would run rough, but did not experience a total loss of power. A small amount of black smoke was also observed during portions of the engine test run. Later during the test run, adjustments were made that lowered fuel flow; the engine appeared to run normally, without black smoke nor roughness.

A review of Cirrus support publications revealed two publications that address potential issues with engine high fuel flows:

Service Advisory SA19-01, Subject: High Boost/Prime Altitude Lockout Software Condition, which advises that high boost/prime mode be avoided in-flight, below 10,000 ft.

Service Bulletin SB2x-42-17, Subject: 42-20 INTEGRATED MODULAR AVIONICS - Perspective S/W Update, which provides a 10,000 ft altitude lockout feature; and a high fuel flow CAS message, at 42 gph.

History of Flight

Enroute-climb to cruise Loss of engine power (partial) (Defining event)
Emergency descent Off-field or emergency landing
Emergency descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport 
Age: 33
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-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 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 1, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 3979 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1468 hours (Total, this make and model), 3941 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 67 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus 
Registration: N729TG
Model/Series: SR22T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1347
Landing Gear Type: 
Tricycle Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 26, 2018 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 582.5 Hrs as of last inspection 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: TIO-550
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMDD
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 15:35 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 180° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Midland, TX 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Andrews, TX (E11) 
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace:
Airport: 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used:
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing

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: 32.034442,-102.104721(est)

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)

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N1159K: Incident occurred October 14, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft struck a bird.

CAVU Aero LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1159K

Date: 14-OCT-19
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N1159K
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN GENERAL
Aircraft Model: AG5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

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.

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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