Friday, October 12, 2018

Stolp SA300 Starduster Too, N503CM: Incident occurred October 12, 2018 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Struck several trees on approach and crashed.

https://registry.faa.govN503CM

Date: 12-OCT-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N503CM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SA300 STARDUSTER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLY SPRINGS
State: MISSISSIPPI


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N52DA

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA570
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 24, 2018 in Raquette Lake, NY
Aircraft: Aviat A1, registration: N52DA

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.

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: Incident occurred June 21, 2018 at Llano Municipal Airport (KAQO), Texas

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

Made a hard landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9496D

Date: 21-JUN-18
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N9496D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18A 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LLANO
State: TEXAS

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: Incident occurred October 10, 2018 in Placitas, Sandoval County, New Mexico

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

Pilot stepped on passenger's ankle while landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7252H

Date: 10-OCT-18
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: 7252H
Aircraft Make: FIREFLY
Aircraft Model: 77
Event Type:
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PLACITAS
State: NEW MEXICO