Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Frontier Airlines, Airbus A319-100, N926FR: Incident occurred October 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado

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

Flight Number 190: Encountered severe turbulence and flight attendant broke ankle, landed without further incident.

https://registry.faa.gov/N926FR

Date: 12-OCT-18
Time: 16:41:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: FRONTIER AIRLINES
Flight Number: 190
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Kitfox Series 5 Safari, N14GX: Accident occurred October 13, 2018 at Monte Vista Municipal Airport (KMVI), Rio Grande County, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado


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/N14GX

Location: Monte Vista, CO
Accident Number: GAA19CA023
Date & Time: 10/13/2018, 1700 MDT
Registration: N14GX
Aircraft: Skystar KITFOX SER 5 SAFARI
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

A pilot rated witness at the accident airport reported that, the wind was 5 mph from the southeast when he observed the accident airplane land. He added that, during the approach, the airplane appeared to be low and fast. The airplane landed hard, bounced about 4 to 5 ft in the air and touched back down on the runway. He added that it appeared that the pilot tried to give the airplane power to recover, but while the airplane was about 2 ft off the ground it was turning to the left. The wings then leveled for a short time before the airplane aerodynamically stalled and nosed over into brush.

The pilot reported that while "taxiing", he "over sped" the tailwheel-equipped airplane, and the left main landing gear impacted a berm. Subsequently, the airplane veered left, bounced, the right wing impacted the ground, and the airplane then ground looped and came to rest nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and windscreen.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 100 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Skystar
Registration: N14GX
Model/Series: KITFOX SER 5 SAFARI SERIES 5
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: S9801-0143
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/13/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 50 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-240
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 125 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: KALS, 7541 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2252 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 122°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  14 knots / 25 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Monte Vista, CO (MVI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monte Vista, CO (MVI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1700 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: MONTE VISTA MUNI (MVI)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 7611 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Soft; Vegetation
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2300 ft / 30 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.531389, -106.044167 (est)

Bell 407: Incident occurred October 14, 2018 in Craig, Moffat County, Colorado

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

Medevac Bell 407: Main rotor contacted a tree.

Date: 14-OCT-18
Time: 19:05:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: B407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
City: CRAIG
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N428ER: Incident occurred October 12, 2018 in Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Struck a turkey during landing roll out.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N428ER

Date: 12-OCT-18
Time: 13:42:00Z
Regis#: N428ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PALM COAST
State: FLORIDA

Avid Flyer, N3HH: Accident occurred October 13, 2018 in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3HH

Location: Palm Bay, FL
Accident Number: ERA19LA015
Date & Time: 10/13/2018, 1205 EDT
Registration: N3HH
Aircraft: Avid AVID FLYER
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 13, 2018, about 1205 eastern daylight time, an amateur built Avid Flyer, N3HH, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of power near Palm Bay, Florida. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which departed Okeechobee County Airport (OBE), Okeechobee, Florida, about 1115.

The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight when the engine rpm began to decrease, then the engine lost all power. He was able to restart the engine, but full power was not restored. The engine continued to run at a low idle rpm, so the pilot elected to perform a forced landing to a road.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane and noted there was substantial damage to the fuselage tube structure. After an initial examination of the engine, it was started and ran for several minutes around 3,500 rpm. Additionally, both magnetos produced an acceptable drop in rpm when checked.

The two-seat, high-wing, fixed-gear equipped airplane was manufactured in 2016. It was powered by a Rotax 582, 65-horsepower engine.

At 1153, the weather conditions reported at Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Melbourne, Florida, about 10 miles north of the accident site included, wind from 050° at 8 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, scattered 2,000 ft, temperature 30°C, dew point 20°C, and an altimeter setting of 29.93 inches of mercury.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Avid
Registration: N3HH
Model/Series: AVID FLYER
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: KMLB, 27 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Okeechobee, FL (OBE)
Destination:  

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  27.934167, -80.606667









For the second time in less than a week, a plane made an emergency landing along a Brevard County roadway.

Brevard County Fire Rescue responded after the airplane made an emergency landing on a roadway in south Melbourne Beach after noon Saturday.

No injuries were reported when the aircraft landed on Caledonia Drive, a short dead-end street off State Road A1A. The two occupants inside were able exit the plane.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on the scene, and the Federal Aviation Administration had been notified by local agencies. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

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

Piper PA-28R-201T, N9674C: Incident occurred October 11, 2018 in Cascade, Valley County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Flying Hooters LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9674C

Date: 11-OCT-18
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N9674C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CASCADE
State: IDAHO

Cessna 680A Citation Latitude, N521QS: Incident occurred October 14, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois

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

Executive Jet flight 521 Textron 680A: Reported a possible animal strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N521QS

Date: 14-OCT-18
Time: 00:28:00Z
Regis#: N521QS
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 680A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: EXECUTIVE JET
Flight Number: 521
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Seawind, N46SW: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 in Pocono Summit, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

https://registry.faa.gov/N46SW

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA051
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 12, 2018 in Pocono Summit, PA
Aircraft: RIchard Silva Seawind, registration: N46SW

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 a precautionary landing in a lake.

Date: 12-OCT-18
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N46SW
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SEAWIND
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Grumman American AA-5B, N81383: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 near Rooke Field Airport (KRFG), Refugio County, 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; San Antonio, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N81383

Location: Refugio, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA007
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 1304 CDT
Registration: N81383
Aircraft: Grumman AA5
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 12, 2018, about 1304 central daylight time, a Grumman AA-5B airplane, N81383, collided with terrain while maneuvering to land at Rooke Field Airport (RFG) near Refugio, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was owned by the pilot and operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight that departed Silver Wings Airport (TS36), near Fredericksburg, Texas, about 1120. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N81383
Model/Series: AA5 B
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: RKP, 24 ft msl 
Observation Time: 1253 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fredericksburg, TX (TS36)
Destination: Refugio, TX (RFG)

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:  28.303889, -97.330833 (est)

Just Aircraft Highlander, N488VG: Accident occurred October 12, 2018 in Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

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/N488VG

Location: Monroe, WA

Accident Number: GAA19CA034
Date & Time: 10/12/2018, 0930 PDT
Registration: N488VG
Aircraft: Just JUST AIRCRAFT (HIGHLANDER)
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped, experimental amateur built airplane, who was also an airframe and powerplant mechanic reported that, during approach to a sandbar, he side-slipped the airplane and the engine lost power because he was "too aggressive with the throttle and pulled it enough to bend the [carburetor] idle stop screw bracket." Because the engine was normally quiet, the airplane was sound proofed, and he used a noise-cancelling headset, he was unaware of the power loss until he attempted to add power, to no avail. He did not have enough time to restart the engine, so the airplane settled onto the water about 15 to 20 ft short of the sandbar. Subsequently, the airplane hydroplaned and came to rest on the sandbar inverted.

The pilot reported that the reason he was aggressive with the throttle was because of a lean mixture that tended to overheat the engine during takeoff or cruise on hot days.

Previously, he had attempted to mechanically enrichen the mixture by drilling holes in the fuel spray bar, but had drilled a hole "at the location where the engine wanted to idle", meaning that if the hole was open, the engine would idle high and if the hole was closed, the engine would "die." He added that it was not a problem unless he was trying to land short.

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

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

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot had modified the number and position of the last hole in the fuel spray bar. By doing so, the pilot was able to get the engine to "barely run" to perform short field landings. During the accident landing, it "must have cut off the flow of fuel enough to make the engine quit."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/02/2007
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/20/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 7000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 974 hours (Total, this make and model), 7000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Just
Registration: N488VG
Model/Series: JUST AIRCRAFT (HIGHLANDER) No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2010
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: JA214-08-10
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/03/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 975 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPAE, 606 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 295°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4900 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Auburn, WA (S50)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monroe, WA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.825000, -122.018611 (est)