Monday, October 22, 2018

Piper PA-28-140, N9936W: Incident occurred October 21, 2018 at Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, Baldwin County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and Northwest Florida

Bounced several times while landing and experienced a propeller strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9936W

Date: 21-OCT-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N9936W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GULF SHORES
State: ALABAMA

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros, N29VP: Incident occurred October 20, 2018 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR), Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut

Lost wheel on departure returned and landed gear up.

Tactical Jets Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N29VP

Date: 20-OCT-18
Time: 19:51:00Z
Regis#: N29VP
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: AERO L39C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRIDGEPORT
State: CONNECTICUT






Incredible video captured the moment a small plane made an emergency landing in Stratford on Saturday.

Miraculously everyone is okay who was on the L-39 Albatros, a military-type jet.

First responders raced to Sikorsky Memorial Airport after receiving the call the aircraft was in trouble.

“After we got into position, tower directed him to land. The pilot did a great job. He dropped it down on its belly and did a spectacular job getting it down safely,” said Deputy Chief Ron Rolfe, Bridgeport Fire.

Amazingly firefighters tell us the two people on-board were able to get out themselves and are okay.

They were met on the runway by emergency responders from the airport, Stratford and Bridgeport.

“This was really an excellent collaboration of the mutual aid response. This really could not have gone any better,” said Michelle Muoio, airport manager.

Airport staff reveal the plane despite its Navy markings is privately owned.

During takeoff from Sikorsky, we’re told the experienced pilot realized the plane had apparently lost a piece of its landing gear, circled until emergency crews were ready and then pulled off the tricky landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate and try to figure out what went wrong.

The airport hopes to open the runway as soon as possible.

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

Cessna 310Q, N7666Q: Accident occurred October 21, 2018 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (KBKV), Hernando County, Florida

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

Nose gear collapsed.

Calen Enterprises

https://registry.faa.gov/N7666Q

Date: 21-OCT-18
Time: 12:25:00Z
Regis#: N7666Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310Q
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BROOKSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Lancair IV-P, N530P: Incident occurred October 20, 2018 at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Gear collapse.

Avionics Installations Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N530P

Date: 20-OCT-18
Time: 16:42:00Z
Regis#: N530P
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: LIV 530
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW SMYRNA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N8100P: Incidents occurred October 21, 2018 -and- July 21, 2018 at Barrow County Airport (KWDR), Winder, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

October 21, 2018: Gear collapsed.


Aero Montana LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N8100P


Date: 21-OCT-18

Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N8100P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WINDER
State: GEORGIA

July 21, 2018:   Landed gear retracted.

Date: 21-JUL-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N8100P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINDER
State: GEORGIA

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700: Incident occurred October 19, 2018 at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois

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

Flight number 607: Boeing 737-700 was pushing back from gate in non-movement area and struck a provisions truck. 

Date: 19-OCT-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: 607
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-22-108, N5581Z: Accident occurred October 20, 2018 in Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5581Z

Location: Brownstown, IN
Accident Number: ERA19LA022
Date & Time: 10/20/2018, 0030 EDT
Registration: N5581Z
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On October 20, 2018, about 0030 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-22-108, N5581Z, was substantially damaged when it impacted wooded terrain during a forced landing near Brownstown, Indiana. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at locations surrounding the accident site, and no flight plan was filed for the solo cross-country flight, which departed from Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport (UMP), Indianapolis, Indiana, on October 19, 2018, about 2230.

According to the student pilot, he departed from his home airport of Crossville Memorial Airport-Whitson Field (CSV), Crossville, Tennessee, about 0730 on October 19, 2018, destined for UMP. He reported that the flight was uneventful, and he had the single fuel tank "topped off" when he arrived at UMP. He spent the remainder of the day in the Indianapolis area for business. About 2230, after a normal preflight inspection and run-up, he departed for CSV.

The student pilot further reported, that while enroute, flying southbound at 3,000 ft mean sea level, everything was nominal with the airplane, until about 60 miles south of UMP, where the airplane lost all electrical power. Then, a few seconds later, the "engine just went quiet," but the propeller continued to wind mill. He cycled the master electrical switch "up and down" and the magneto switch a "couple of times," but power was not restored to either system. He reported that it was "very dark" when the failure occurred, and the only light he could see inside the cockpit was from his dimmed tablet computer. He observed 68 knots displayed on his tablet computer, just prior to the impact with the wooded area. After the impact, the pilot remembered that one of the navigational instruments had a faint back light illuminating the instrument.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who examined the airplane at the accident site, the airplane impacted a heavily wooded area and came to rest upright. The engine was co-located with the firewall, and both wings had separated from the fuselage and were found along the debris path. The empennage remained attached to the fuselage and sustained impact damage. The single fuel tank was breached, but a residual amount of fuel remained in the tank and the accident site smelled of aviation fuel. The fuel selector was found in the on position. The throttle and mixture levers were found full forward. There was no evidence of a pre or post-impact fire.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held a student pilot certificate. He was issued a third-class medical certificate in April 2018. The student pilot reported that his flight instructor did not provide an endorsement for either solo cross-country flight.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the high-wing airplane was powered by a Lycoming O-235-C1 engine and had 2 seats.

The weather conditions reported at 0035 at Madison Municipal Airport (IMS), Madison, Indiana, about 28 miles east of the accident site, included an overcast ceiling at 500 ft above ground, visibility 7 statute miles, wind from 250° at 7 knots, temperature 10°C, and dew point 9°C. Weather conditions reported at 0053 at Monroe County Airport (BMG), Bloomington, Indiana, about 30 miles northwest of the accident site, included an overcast ceiling at 300 ft above ground, visibility 6 statute miles, mist, wind from 250° at 7 knots, temperature 9°C, and dew point 9°C.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5581Z
Model/Series: PA22 108
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIMS, 790 ft msl
Observation Time: 0035 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:  / 500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 500 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Indianapolis, IN (UMP)
Destination:  Crossville, TN (CSV)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.842778, -86.063889 (est)





JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. — A pilot from Tennessee escaped injuries after crashing a small plane in Jackson County early Saturday morning.

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Chad Lowe, 31, Crossville, Tennessee, was piloting a 1962 Piper Colt when the aircraft suffered mechanical failure around 1 a.m. Lowe crashed the plane into a dense grove of trees in the Jackson-Washington State Forest near Skyline Drive.

Lowe walked to a nearby residence to get help. He wasn’t hurt in the crash.

Conservation officers and deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash. The Federal Aviation Administration will handle the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://fox59.com

Cameron-Z-105, N5YW: Incident occurred October 21, 2018 in Old Monroe, Lincoln County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Struck powerline during landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5YW

Date: 21-OCT-18
Time: 22:43:00Z
Regis#: N5YW
Aircraft Make: CAMERON BALLOONS
Aircraft Model: Z 105
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OLD MONROE
State: MISSOURI

Allegiant Air, Airbus A320: Incident occurred October 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Flight number 1808: Declared an emergency due to flight attendant injuring hand on beverage cart.

Date: 19-OCT-18
Time: 15:32:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ALLEGIANT AIR
Flight Number: 1808
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N8275V: Accident occurred October 20, 2018 at Lufker Airport (49N), East Moriches, Suffolk County, New York

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, 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/N8275V





Location: East Moriches, NY

Accident Number: GAA19CA050
Date & Time: 10/20/2018, 1215 EDT
Registration: N8275V
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning 

The pilot reported that the owner wanted him to fly the airplane to a mechanic to look at the airplane "deeply" but did not mention any specific mechanical issues with the airplane. During preflight, he did not observe anything abnormal. He also added that, during the initial taxi, the airplane "pulled more power than usual", but he observed no issues with the brakes or flight controls.


The pilot reported that, during approach to a 2,300 ft grass airstrip, about 60 knots with full flaps, he reduced power to idle to flare. The airplane was "still floating" and about midfield he observed that the rpm had increased with the power at idle to about 1,000 to 1,200 rpm. He retracted the flaps to 15° to execute a go around, but before he increased power, the airplane touched down on the runway. He was going to continue the go around but realized the airplane would be unable to clear power lines and trees at the end of the runway. He then braked hard, but was unable to stop on the grass, so he shut off the fuel pump and closed the mixture. He added that the "engine did not stop" and the airplane continued due to momentum. He applied full brakes with an "s turn and 180 turn", the airplane slid on the grass, and the left wing struck a wooden pole. The airplane came to an abrupt stop and he observed the engine and propeller had stopped.


He added that he was "very familiar with this airport, and believe[d] the accident [was] due to mechanical failure."


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that he attempted to examine the airplane engine, but the airplane was unavailable.


The manufacturer's prescribed "Go Around" checklist stated:


Throttle………………………..FULL


Carb Heat……………………….OFF


Flaps……….RETRACT TO 20 DEG


Vy……………………….….79KIAS


Flaps…………..…RETRACT PROC





Pilot Information


Certificate: Commercial

Age: 30, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/24/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1425 hours (Total, all aircraft), 252 hours (Total, this make and model), 877 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 200 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 110 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Piper

Registration: N8275V
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-8316001
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2326 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: 2BAPILOTNYC CORP
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHWV, 82 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 269°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.7 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Farmingdale, NY (FRG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: East Moriches, NY (49N)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1100 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information


Airport: LUFKER (49N)

Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 57 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Soft
Runway Used: S
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2300 ft / 100 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:  40.823056, -72.750833 (est)




A small single-engine plane came to a halt across Montauk Highway, west of Locust Avenue in East Moriches, after skidding off the runway at Lufker Airport shortly after noon Saturday.

"The Piper Warrior aircraft overshot and went across the road," said Ron DeLalio, airport manager at Lufker. "The pilot left Republic Airport in East Farmingdale for maintenance at Lufker and could not have been used to landing on a short grass field." 

The pilot, Nedie Seidu, 30, of Manhattan, was not injured, according to Suffolk County police.

"The nose wheel of the aircraft was bent under," DeLalio said.

Authorities closed Montauk Highway so the plane could be removed. Seidu was flying a Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II when he attempted to land the plane at 12:15 p.m., police said.

Police said the plane, which had a damaged wing and propeller, struck a sign and stopped in front of 130 Montauk Hwy. The FAA was called to the scene.

The 1982 fixed-wing plane is registered to Wilmington, Delaware-based instructional piloting company 2BAPILOTNYC Corp., which flies out of Republic. Seidu is an experienced commercial pilot, according to the owner of 2BAPILOTNYC.

"Trying to land on 2,300 feet of grass can be challenging," DeLalio said.

https://www.newsday.com




EAST MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) - A small plane ended up on a Long Island road after running off a runway Saturday, leaving the aircraft damaged but no one injured, authorities said.

After taking off from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, pilot Nedie Seidu flew about 40 miles east and tried to land at the small Lufker Airport in East Moriches around 12:30 p.m., the Suffolk County Police Department said.

But Seidu wasn’t able to stop before rolling off the runway onto Montauk Highway, authorities said.

The single-engine Piper PA-28 crossed the two-lane road and hit a sign, damaging the plane’s propeller and a wing before it came to rest in front of a commercial strip, police said.

No contact information for Seidu, 30, of Manhattan, could immediately be found.

The pilot was bringing the plane in for maintenance at a repair show at Lufker Airport, which has a 2,300-foot-long grass runway, said manager Ron DeLalio.

“He just overshot the field, came in a little too hot,” said DeLalio, who wasn’t acquainted with the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration said there was a second person aboard. That person’s name wasn’t immediately released.

Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is owned by a Delaware company with the same name as a Farmingdale flight school and airplane rental company. A man who answered its phone declined to comment and hung up.

The FAA is investigating the mishap.

https://hamodia.com

Beechcraft Baron 58, N65MH: Incident occurred October 18, 2018 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (KCLT) North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Struck a runway edge light.

993 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N65MH

Date: 18-OCT-18
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N65MH
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: CHARLOTTE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Polar Air Cargo, Boeing 747-400, N451PA: Incident occurred October 20, 2018 at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (KCVG)

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

Flight number 243: Veered off the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N451PA

Date: 20-OCT-18
Time: 23:32:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B744
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: POLAR AIR CARGO
Flight Number: 243
City: CINCINNATI
State: OHIO

American Airlines, Airbus A320: Incident occurred October 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Flight Number 1798:  Declared emergency due to a flight attendant with a skull laceration.

Date: 19-OCT-18
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1798
City: CHARLOTTE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Incident occurred October 18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Unknown helicopter landed at a boat ramp just south of Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.

Date: 18-OCT-18
Time: 11:30:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: UNK HELICOPTER
Aircraft Model: UNK
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N2846A: Incident occurred October 19, 2018 in Pinehurst, Montgomery County, Texas

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

Landed in a field.

Up and Up Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2846A

Date: 19-OCT-18
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N2846A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PINEHURST
State: TEXAS



A Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II being flown by an instructor and student pilot made a precautionary landing on a dirt road in the Magnolia area Friday after the engine started running poorly.

The Texas Flight school instructor and student were practicing flight maneuvers when the engine started acting up.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, said Howard Davenport, quality assurance manager for Texas Flight school at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport in Spring.

Flight instructor Matthew Duggan said this was his first true emergency situation. He landed the plane on a dirt road in a field in the 2200 block of Goodson Loop Road, near the intersection of FM 1774 and Texas 149.

The student, Lauren Bigler, who said her father is in aviation, has logged just over four flight hours.

Bigler said she remained calm when she felt the engine act up and let Duggan take over.

"He did everything he could to make sure we landed safely, and I really appreciate that," Bigler said.

Duggan took over the controls at about 2,000 feet up and was about 1,000 feet up when he decided to make the landing on the dirt access road that was skinnier than the width of the plane.

Duggan estimated he was at about 500 feet when he shut off the engine and committed to landing.

They were about 10 flight miles from their planned landing spot at Hooks Airport.

"When you know you're not going to make it to the airport, you try to find the best place to land safely. This was the closest option," Duggan said.

Mechanics from the flight school were still investigating the engine issue Friday afternoon.

"(It seems like) the problem is mechanical, inside the engine, where it was reducing the amount of power," Duggan said.

Depending on the issue, Davenport said they will either transport the plane back to the airport on a trailer or fly it back.

Davenport also thanked the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety for responding quickly to make sure the pilots were safe. They were dispatched to the scene around 11 a.m.

Bigler said that despite the unscheduled landing, she's ready to go up in the air again — and even has another flight lesson scheduled for tomorrow.

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


PINEHURST, Texas - A small plane had made an emergency landing near Magnolia early Friday in Pinehurst, officials said.

The plane departed from Hooks Airport and had been in the air for two hours when it started to lose power, officials said. The student pilot onboard described her experience.

"My biggest thought was: Remain calm. The instructor knows exactly what he's doing and how to land the plane. So, I did just that. I remained calm. I didn't speak out of turn. I wanted him to call into (the) tower, make sure all the right avenues were followed, and then he did everything he could to make sure we landed safely and I really appreciate that," the student pilot said. 

Both student and instructor were OK, officials said. The student told KPRC that the experience did not scare her and she plans to go flying again soon. 

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


Just after 11 am a Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II developed engine trouble while on a training flight. The aircraft had been up about 2-hours after leaving David Wayne Hooks Airport in Tomball. The instructor, Matt Duggan, spotted a long muddy road just off Goodson Loop and SH 249, lined by a barbed wire fence and decided to attempt a landing. The wing just mere feet from the fence as the aircraft landed without any damage. The student, Laura Bigler, said she has been in the air since 10-years-old and wasn’t scared at all. Mechanics responded to the scene and we’re going to try to do a repair. It is believed to possibly been carburetor icing that caused the issue. The Federal Aviation Administration, Magnolia Fire, and MCSO responded to the scene.

Carb ice forms because the pressure drop in the venturi causes the air to “cool,” and draw heat away from the surrounding metal of the carburetor venturi. Ice then can begin collecting on the cooled carburetor throat. This is the same principle that makes your refrigerator or air conditioner work.

Meanwhile, fuel being drawn through the fuel discharge nozzle into the airflow atomizes into very fine droplets that evaporate easily. When the fuel changes from a finely atomized liquid to a vapor it, too, cools—stripping more heat from the surrounding metal.

The result is that the carburetor internal temperature may drop below freezing, even on a warm day. If the ambient air contains sufficient moisture (which can be the case even in seemingly dry air), frost (carburetor ice) can form on the inside of the carburetor.

Read more here ➤ http://montgomerycountypolicereporter.com

Cessna 150E, N2547J: Incident occurred October 21, 2018 in Roanoke, Denton County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2547J

Date: 21-OCT-18
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N2547J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROANOKE
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, registered to Keystone Aviation LLC and operated by the pilot, N413LL: Accident occurred October 21, 2018 in Hurricane, Washington County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Piper Aircraft Company; Phoenix, Arizona

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N413LL

Location: Hurricane, UT
Accident Number: WPR19LA010
Date & Time: 10/21/2018, 1200 MDT
Registration: N413LL
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: 2 Serious, 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 21, 2018, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA46-350P, N413LL, experienced an in-flight fire shortly after takeoff from General Dick Stout Field Airport, Hurricane, Utah. The airline transport pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries, the remaining three passengers were not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage during a subsequent forced landing and fire. The airplane was registered to Keystone Aviation LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The cross-country flight had a planned destination of Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that the preflight inspection, engine runup, and takeoff from Runway 1 were uneventful. He retracted the landing gear once a positive rate of climb had been established, and initiated a left turn to 340°. After reaching an altitude of about 1,200 ft above ground level (agl) he started to smell smoke.

The smell rapidly intensified, and the hydraulic pump annunciator then illuminated. He thought the smoke may have been coming from the hydraulic pump, which he assumed was still inadvertently operating. He selected the gear down lever in an effort to turn off the pump, and a few seconds later the two green main landing gear extension lights illuminated, but he did not receive an indication that the nose gear had extended.

As he began to turn the airplane back to the airport, the engine lost all power. He calculated that he would not be able to glide the airplane back to the runway, so began to look for an alternate landing site. Smoke was now interfering with his ability to clearly see out of the windows, and all he could see was houses, hills, and gullies.

After reaching an altitude of about 400 ft agl, he could see a small field to the right. He maneuvered the airplane for landing in the field, and shortly after touching down, the airplane struck a metal fence and irrigation pipe. The right wing detached, and the airplane came to rest after skidding about 125 ft. All occupants egressed through the upper section of the rear left cabin door, and once the pilot was out, he noticed a fire erupt from the engine cowling. The local fire department arrived a short time later, and were able to extinguish the fire before it reached the cabin.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N413LL
Model/Series: PA46 350P
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: KDXZ, 2884 ft msl
Observation Time: 1756 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hurricane, UT (1L8)
Destination: Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 None
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight and On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.158611, -113.307222 (est)









HURRICANE — A small aircraft with six occupants crash-landed in a field off 920 West in Hurricane Sunday afternoon after the pilot performed an emergency landing when the plane caught fire during flight.

Shortly before 3 p.m. the plane was found crashed in the middle of a field of newly-planted grass and oats behind several homes. The pilot and five passengers were able to get out of the plane and were waiting for help several yards away, according to an eye-witness who was in the area but requested not to be identified.

“I ran toward the plane and saw smoke coming from the front of it and then saw that the passengers and pilot were able to get out and walk to the end of the field,” the witness said.

Two of the plane’s occupants were transported by responding ambulance crews to Dixie Regional Medical Center in stable condition with injuries that were not life-threatening, Hurricane Valley Fire Battalion Chief Nick Wright said.

The witness said that while checking on the group before help arrived, he learned from the pilot that the plane had been on a return flight to Salt Lake City carrying two adults and four teenagers.

During the flight, the plane reportedly experienced an electrical issue that started a fire near the front of the aircraft.

As the pilot was making an emergency landing into the field, one of the plane’s wings struck an irrigation pipe that ran the entire length of the field. Once the pipe became caught on the wing, it was dragged several feet before the wing snapped off and became lodged in the mud alongside the pipe.

Upon landing, the aircraft was still burning. Firefighters from Hurricane Valley Fire District arrived on scene and extinguished the fire, Wright said.

The aircraft is a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, according to an October 21st Flight Safety Foundation report.

Hurricane City Police officers also responded and secured the area. Representatives from the police department were not immediately available for additional information.

Incidents involving aircraft are typically turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration for investigation with oversight by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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



HURRICANE — A small plane carrying five people from Hurricane to Salt Lake City went down in a residential area Sunday, but no injuries have been reported, authorities say.

The crash took place near 1000 S. 920 West in Hurricane about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to St. George emergency dispatchers.

The pilot of the Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage reported engine trouble and crashed in a residential area, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. There were no “ground injuries” reported, according to Kenitzer.

Further details about the crash were not immediately available Sunday afternoon. Kenitzer said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

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