Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Air Tractor AT-402B, N647RA: Incident occurred October 18, 2018 in Imperial County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Struck telephone line while crop dusting.

Top Hat Aerial Applicators Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N647RA

Date: 18-OCT-18
Time: 01:15:00Z
Regis#: N647RA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 402B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 137
City: IMPERIAL
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech S35 Bonanza, N113V: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft caught fire after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N113V

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 04:35:00Z
Regis#: N113V
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: S35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna P210N Pressurized, N4500K: Incident occurred October 20, 2018 at Hopkins Field Airport (KAIB), Nucla, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Landed gear up.

Management Support Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4500K

Date: 20-OCT-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N4500K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NUCLA
State: COLORADO

Beech M35 Bonanza, N9756R: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 at Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06), DeSoto County, Florida

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

Landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9756R

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N9756R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: M35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ARCADIA
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-181, N3524Q: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 near Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a bird on approach.

All Aircraft Training Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N3524Q

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N3524Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna T210L, N1000F: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 at Perry-Houston County Airport (KPXE), Georgia


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

Landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1000F

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 12:15:00Z
Regis#: N1000F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PERRY
State: GEORGIA

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N7737E: Incident occurred October 19, 2018 at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois

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

Flight number 607: While pushing back off the gate, was pushed in provisions truck.


Southwest Airlines Co


https://registry.faa.gov/N7737E

Date: 19-OCT-18
Time: 17:55:00Z
Regis#: N7737E
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: 607
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Boeing A75N1(PT17) Stearman, N5SS: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Propeller struck the ground while in the runway run up area.

InterNUTRITION.com Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N5SS

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N5SS
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

Taylorcraft BC12-D, N462TC: Incident occurred October 22, 2018 at Reading Regional Airport (KRDG), Berks County, Pennsylvania

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

Gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N462TC

Date: 22-OCT-18
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N462TC
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BC12 D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: READING
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cirrus SR20, N143SB: Incident occurred October 23, 2018 at Wings Field Airport (KLOM), Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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

Struck a deer on departure.

Goth Aircraft LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N143SB

Date: 23-OCT-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N143SB
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Grumman G-164B Ag-Cat, : Fatal accident occurred July 10, 2020 in Springfield, Baca County, Colorado


Joshua Ryan Reid

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N6917K

Location: Springfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA278
Date & Time: 07/10/2020, 1102 MDT
Registration: N6917K
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G164
Injuries:1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On July 10, 2020, about 1102 mountain daylight time, a Schweizer Grumman G-164B airplane, N6917K, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Springfield, Colorado. The commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries and succumbed from his injuries on July 14, 2020. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot was enroute to Two Buttes, Colorado to perform a low-level aerial application flight in a rural area after departing from the Springfield Municipal Airport (8V7), Springfield, Colorado. An employee who worked for the operator doing ground loading operations, reported the airplane was loaded with 48.85 gallons of AgSaver Glyphosate herbicide, 15.62 gallons of Atarrus fertilizer, and 125 gallons of Kuglar KQ-XRN fertilizer. The airplane had about 85 gallons of fuel onboard. He reported the pilot was having trouble with the "top wing tank containing the fertilizer." The chemical would foam over onto the windshield of the airplane. The pilot had returned to the airport once already to add more de-foaming agent to the tank and had activated the circulating pump to correct the problem.

A witness reported observing white smoking coming from the cockpit prior to impact, however the smoke was "granular in nature" and "looked solid." After the accident, the pilot reported to his wife, that while in flight, excessive foam coated the airplane's windshield, and he was unable to see outside of the airplane. The airplane impacted a remote flat field while traveling to the southeast and a postimpact fire ensued. The airplane came to rest about 0.65 miles southeast of the departure end of runway 17 at 8V7. The airplane sustained fire damage and was fragmented from impacting terrain as shown in Figure 1. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector documented the accident site. The wreckage was recovered and transported to a secure location.

Figure 1 - View of the wreckage in the field (courtesy of the FAA).

According to the type certificate holder for the accident airplane, Allied AgCat Productions, the original hopper (which has a maximum capacity of 2,000 lbs) installed in the airplane during initial production has the venting system routed to exit on the underside of the fuselage. A review of FAA historical airworthiness records found no modifications for the hopper listed. The airplane was not manufactured or equipped with a windshield wiper system. The airplane was equipped with a Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S3H1-G radial engine and a Hamilton Standard 23D40-311 propeller. Reid Aviation & Aerial Spraying, LLC is a 14 CFR Part 137 aerial application operator based in Springfield, Colorado, that solely utilized the accident airplane. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Registration:N6917K 
Model/Series:G164 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Reid Aviation & Aerial Spraying LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Reid Aviation & Aerial Spraying LLC
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLAA, 3704 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 38 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Springfield, CO (8V7)
Destination: Springfield, CO (8V7)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 37.443056, -102.614444 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Joshua Ryan Reid   
September 9, 1980 - July 14, 2020  

Joshua Ryan Reid, 39, of Springfield, Colorado passed away Tuesday July 14, 2020 at Swedish Medical Center from complications following a plane crash. 

Josh was the first born of Tom and Jacquie (McCracken) Reid on September 9, 1980  in Akron, Colorado. Later he was joined by four brothers Justin, Jordan, Jared, and Jon. He grew up on a farm and ranch northeast of Akron. Being the oldest, Josh grew up fast. He helped from a young age with all aspects of the farm and ranch. He also helped with all of his brothers growing up, which formed an unbreakable bond between all of them. One of Josh’s favorite jobs on the ranch was to help his mom gather the cows morning and night. 

Josh attended Akron Elementary School and graduated from Akron High School in 1999. He always enjoyed sports. He played football and wrestled. He was also involved in 4-H and FFA and enjoyed showing cattle. While in high school, he worked at Spicknals where he earned money to buy his first car, a Chevy Blazer. After graduating from high school, he attended Northeastern Junior College for a short time before he decided that school wasn’t what he wanted to do. Instead of school, he used his incredible work ethic and determined spirit to establish himself as a businessman. He first drove truck for Pioneer Distributing and then started working for Packard Trucking. While working for Packard Trucking he met Melissa, the love of his life.  

Josh and Melissa started dating in December of 2000 and were later married on June 17, 2006. At the start of their marriage, they lived in Denver and Josh worked for Castle Rock Construction, Tarco Construction, and West Valley Construction. They were blessed with their first child, Dakota Lynn, on June 12, 2008. Soon after they moved to Springfield, Colorado and made their home. Josh worked for the town of Springfield and helped numerous community members with many odd jobs. Their second born, Joseph Logan, arrived on September 6, 2011.On September 1, 2015 Hannah Jo joined the family, and on March 29, 2018 Chloe Grace made their family complete. 

In 2014 Josh and Melissa started Reid Aviation and Aerial Spraying. Josh always had a passion for flying, and he worked very hard over the years to ultimately own his own business. Along with growing a very successful aerial spraying business, he also had a trucking business, fertilizer spreading business, a chemical warehouse, and sold seed. He always lived on the edge and pushed his limits. He always wanted to be challenged and worked hard at everything he did.  

But above all Josh was a man of faith, honesty, and dependability. It was those qualities that made him a role model for his family and a man people loved.

Josh is survived by his wife Melissa Reid and children Dakota, Joseph, Hannah, and Chloe Reid; his parents Tom and Jacquie Reid of Akron, CO; brothers Justin (Tianna) of Firestone, CO, Jordan (Amy) of Merrill, IA, Jared (Megan) of Otis, CO, Jon (Heather) of Ault, CO; In-Laws Marvin and Linda Packard of Springfield, CO; brothers-in-law Galen (Theresa) Schaller of Tampa Bay, FL, Rodney (Mindy) Schaller of Springfield, CO, Bobby (Brigitte) Schaller of Springfield, CO; sisters-in-law Marlina Packard of Springfield, CO, Josie Schaller of Florida; nieces and nephews Maddox, Ridge, Carter, Bobby, Laura, Gavin, Brooklynn, Jace, McKenzie, Brinley, Sawyer, and Abigail Reid, Chandra Schaller, Brent Malik, Fernado Avitia, Cirstye Shaller, Colby, Isaiah, Jaslene, Cutter, Darian; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Fritz and Laura Reid, Frank and Elsie McCracken, and brother-in-law Clayton Schaller.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 10:00am at Reid Aviation and Aerial Hangar at the Springfield Airport. Interment to follow at the Springfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Josh Reid Memorial Fund at TBK Bank or People’s Credit Union.  


https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net



Loss of Engine Power (Total): Beech J35 Bonanza, N8319D; accident occurred October 24, 2018 near University Park Airport (KUNV), State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

Aviation Accident Final 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/N8319D



Location: State College, PA
Accident Number: ERA19LA024
Date & Time: 10/24/2018, 0036 EDT
Registration: N8319D
Aircraft: Beech 35
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The airline transport pilot reported that he departed on a long, cross-country flight at night with full fuel tanks. The pilot stated that the fuel selector was set to the left main fuel tank on departure and that he moved the selector to the auxiliary tank about 1 hour later. About 1 to 2 hours after that, the pilot moved the fuel selector switch to the right main fuel tank, where it remained for the remainder of the flight (about 30 minutes). The flight was uneventful until it was on final approach to land and between about 400 and 500 ft above ground level, at which point, the engine suddenly stopped producing power. The pilot recalled the passenger saying there was no fuel pressure, and he immediately pushed the throttle and mixture full forward and retracted the flaps. He also turned on the auxiliary fuel pump and pressed the starter button to restart the engine to no avail. The pilot did not switch the fuel selector to another tank. Due to the low altitude, the pilot slowed the airplane and conducted an emergency landing in trees, during which both wings, the fuselage, and the tail section sustained substantial damage.

Postaccident examination of the engine and fuel system revealed no evidence of any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. The fuel selector was found set to the right main fuel tank, which was found empty of fuel. However, measurable fuel was found in the remaining three tanks. Therefore, the loss of engine power was likely due to the pilot's mismanagement of the available fuel, which resulted in the loss of all engine power due to fuel starvation.

Probable Cause and Findings
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's mismanagement of the available fuel, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation.

Findings

Aircraft
Fuel - Fluid management (Cause)
Fuel - Fluid level (Cause)

Personnel issues
Use of equip/system - Pilot (Cause)


Factual Information

On October 24, 2018, about 0036 eastern daylight time, a Beech J35, N8319D, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to wooded terrain while on a visual approach to runway 24 at University Air Park (UNV), State College, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the passenger. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport at the time of the accident. An instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane departed Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 2140 and was destined for UNV.

The pilot stated that the passenger had purchased the airplane that day in Ossipee, New Hampshire, and they were flying it back to Texas. He reviewed the maintenance logbooks prior to departure but did not conduct a test flight of the airplane. The first time the pilot flew the airplane was the flight before the accident flight from Windsock Airport (NH69), Ossipee, New Hampshire, to PSM.

The passenger purchased 42.7 gallons of 100LL at PSM, conducted a preflight inspection, and confirmed all four fuel tanks were topped off with fuel. The passenger also tested the fuel and it was absent of water and debris. The airplane's fuel system consisted of two 20-gallon main tanks (17 usable gallons) in each wing and two interconnected 10-gallon auxiliary tanks (9.5 usable) in each wing, for a total of 53 usable gallons. The pilot said that he did not visually check the fuel level before taking off.

The pilot said that on take-off he had the left main fuel tank selected and flew for about one hour to burn off approximately 10 gallons of fuel. He then switched to the auxiliary fuel tank and flew for approximately 1 to 2-hours, before switching to the right main fuel tank for the last 30 minutes of the flight. The flight was normal until they were 1.5-miles out on final approach at an altitude of 400-500 ft above the ground, when the engine suddenly stopped producing power. There was no sputter or warning and the engine "just stopped", but the propeller continued to windmill. The pilot recalled the passenger saying there was no fuel pressure, and he immediately pushed the throttle and mixture full forward and retracted the flaps. He also turned on the auxiliary fuel pump and "hit" the starter button to re-start the engine, but to no avail. The pilot did not switch the fuel selector to another tank. Due to the low altitude, the pilot slowed the airplane and "aggressively" pitched the nose of the airplane up to make a soft landing into trees.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that it came to rest upright with the nose pointed uphill on a northerly heading. There was no post-impact fire. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and tail section. The engine also sustained damage.

According to a police officer, when he first arrived on-scene, both pilots were standing outside the airplane. They reported that they were not injured and "...also indicated that there was no fuel leaking." Another officer, who was on-scene, reported that he "...did not smell any odors of fuel or observe any fluids leaking from the plane."

Visual examination of left main, left auxiliary and right wing auxiliary tanks revealed they each contained fuel; however the right main tank was empty. The fuel selector valve was found fully seated on the right main tank. When the selector handle was manually tested, it moved freely to each tank and the detent was clearly felt on each tank. Examination of the fuel manifold, the main fuel line to the manifold, and each cylinder injector line revealed there was no fuel found in the lines. When the airplane was recovered, no fuel was found or drained from the right main tank and about 4.5 gallons was drained from the auxiliary tank. About 10 gallons was recovered from the left wing main tank and about 1 gallon was drained from the auxiliary tank. A sample of fuel drained from the airplane revealed the fuel was light blue and absent of debris and water.

Examination of all four fuel tanks revealed they were not breached and no leaking or staining of fuel was evident. Shop air was blown thru the fuel lines from the wing route to the fuel selector valve. The valve was moved to each detent and no obstructions were evident. Shop air was then blown thru the main fuel lines leading to the fuel manifold and no obstructions were noted. The manifold was removed and disassembled. The manifold screen was absent of debris and the diaphragm was intact and dry. All six fuel delivery lines and each fuel injector valve were absent of debris.

The previous owner stated that he had owned the airplane for about five years. He said the airplane operated well and had a good running engine; however, if a pilot was not familiar with the fuel system, it could result in a fuel exhaustion/power loss. He said the engine burned about 12.5 gallons per hour when operated at 65% power and properly leaned. The previous owner said the new owner planned to fly the airplane "much faster than 65%" on their trip back to Texas.

The previous owner explained that the airplane was equipped with two main fuel tanks (one in each wing) that were interconnected with two auxiliary tanks (one in each wing). If the pilot departed with full fuel, he'd have to first fly for one hour on the left tank to make head room because if the pilot flew on the auxiliary tank, any unused fuel would automatically be returned to the left main tank by design. So, to avoid excess fuel being ported overboard, the pilot needed to make sure there was enough room in the left tank to capture any unused fuel. The auxiliary tanks only had about 45 minutes of fuel and should only be selected after using fuel from the main tanks. The auxiliary tanks pump fuel faster than what the engine can consume, so that is why any unused fuel gets returned to the left main tank and has a higher depletion rate than the main tanks. He also said that when operating on the auxiliary tanks, it was important to fly straight and level.

The previous owner said that he once flew the airplane in "ideal" conditions (65% power, at 6,000 ft altitude, in good weather) for 3 hrs and 25 minutes. When he landed he was shocked to find he only had about 3-5 gallons left in the tanks. After that experience, he never flew the airplane longer than a few hours. There was also one time, when he forgot to switch from the auxiliary tanks in flight and the engine shut down without warning. He was able to switch to a fuller tank and re-start the engine within a few seconds.

Examination of the engine produced compression and valve train continuity to each cylinder via manual rotation of the propeller. Both magnetos were removed. When manually rotated, spark was generated to all ignition leads. No mechanical deficiencies were noted that would have precluded normal operation of the engine.

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with a rating for airplane multiengine land as well as commercial pilot privileges for airplane single-engine land and sea. His last Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first-class medical certificate was issued on September 10, 2018. At that time, the pilot reported a total of 10,400 flight hours.

Weather reported at UNV at 0053 was wind from 320° at 9 knots, visibility 10 miles, scattered clouds at 6,000 ft, broken clouds at 7,500 ft, temperature 9° C, dewpoint 1° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.09 in Hg.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 47, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/10/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 10400 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N8319D
Model/Series: 35 J35
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: D-5452
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/24/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 7 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5106.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CMI
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-470-C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: UNV, 1231 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0053 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 60°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Portsmouth, NH (PSM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: State College, PA (UNV)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 2140 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D; Class E

Airport Information

Airport: University Park (UNV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1231 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6701 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Full Stop 

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: 40.000000, -77.000000 (est)

Location: State College, PA
Accident Number: ERA19LA024
Date & Time: 10/24/2018, 0036 EDT
Registration: N8319D
Aircraft: Beech 35
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 24, 2018, at 0036 eastern daylight time, a Beech J35, N8319D, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to wooded terrain while on a visual approach to runway 24 at University Air Park (UNV), State College, Pennsylvania. The airline transport pilot and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the passenger. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport at the time of the accident. An instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane departed Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 2130 and was destined for UNV.

The pilot stated that the passenger had purchased the airplane that day and they were flying it back to Texas. The passenger purchased 42.7 gallons at PSM, conducted a preflight inspection, and confirmed all four fuel tanks were topped off with fuel. The passenger also tested the fuel and it was absent of water and debris. The airplane's fuel system consisted of two 20-gallon main tanks (17 usable gallons) in each wing and two interconnected 10-gallon auxiliary tanks (9.5 usable) in each wing, for a total of 53 usable gallons. The pilot said that he did not visually check the fuel level before taking off.

The pilot said the flight was normal until they were on a 1.5-mile final approach at an altitude of 400-500 ft above the ground, when the engine suddenly stopped producing power. There was no sputter or warning and the engine "just stopped", but the propeller continued to windmill. The pilot recalled the passenger saying there was no fuel pressure, and he immediately pushed the throttle and mixture full forward and retracted the flaps. He also turned on the auxiliary fuel pump and "hit" the starter button to re-start the engine, but to no avail. The pilot did not switch the fuel selector to another tank. Due to the low altitude, the pilot slowed the airplane and "aggressively" pitched the nose of the airplane up to make a soft landing into trees.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the airplane came to rest upright with the nose pointed uphill on a northerly heading. There was no post-impact fire. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage and tail section. The engine also sustained damage.

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with a rating for airplane multiengine land as well as commercial pilot privilages for airplane single-engine land and sea. His last Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) first-class medical certificate was issued on September 10, 2018. At that time, the pilot reported a total of 10,400 flight hours.

Weather reported at UNV at 2453 was wind from 320° at 9 knots, visibility 10 miles, scattered clouds at 6,000 ft, broken clouds at 7,500 ft, temperature 9° C, dewpoint 1° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.09 in Hg.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N8319D
Model/Series: 35 J35
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: UNV, 1231 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Mile
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Portsmouth, NH (PSM)
Destination: State College, PA (UNV)

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:  40.000000, -77.000000 (est)



CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WJAC) — According to Penn State police, a small two-passenger plane was traveling from New England to Texas and was supposed to refuel at the University Park Airport. 

The pilot reported a sudden lack of power just short of the runway and crashed into a ravine about 200 yards behind a house, officials said.

The pilot and his passenger were able to walk away from the crash, but one was treated for a minor injury.

University Park Airport maintained its regular schedule Wednesday.

Original Story:  PEMA has confirmed a small two passenger plane crashed in Centre County early Wednesday morning.

Officials say the plane crashed in a field on Barns Lane in Benner Township around 12:30 a.m.

The plane was traveling from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to State College according to online flight records.

Officials say the two passengers on the plane walked away with no major injuries.

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

A pilot and a passenger sustained minor injuries in a small plane crash early Wednesday morning as the plane approached University Park Airport, according to Penn State police.

Logan, Undine, Pleasant Gap and Citizens Hook and Ladder fire companies, along with the Bellefonte fire police, airport fire and rescue crews, Penn State and state police and Mount Nittany and Penn State EMS were dispatched at 12:33 a.m. to the area of 1600 block of Barnes Lane in Benner Township for a Level 1 aircraft crash with two people on board, no smoke or fire and no injuries.

The caller was the pilot, who was able to exit the aircraft and report that they were both uninjured, according to 911 dispatch. 

Penn State police say that the Beech J35 Bonanza J35 was traveling from Portsmouth International Airport in New Hampshire to Texas and was planning to land at University Park Airport for fuel when it went down in a wooded area in the 1600 block area of Barnes Lane in Benner Township. That land is owned by the university.

The passenger and the pilot were both transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for evaluation, according to police.

Penn State police confirmed that the incident has been reported to the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.

This is at least the second small plane crash in that area in the past six months, as a plane with two passengers crash landed in a field near Rock Road during the Blue-White Game in April. No one was injured.

The Beech J35 Bonanza left Portsmouth International Airport Pease, New Hampshire 9:41 p.m.

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

Cirrus SR20, N782JR: Accident occurred October 23, 2018 at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU), South Carolina -and- Accident occurred March 26, 2017 at Cleveland Regional (KRZR), Bradley County, Tennessee

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N782JR

Location: Greenville, SC
Accident Number: GAA19CA035
Date & Time: 10/23/2018, 1130 EDT
Registration: N782JR
Aircraft: Cirrus SR20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, during landing, the wheels touched down but lifted off the runway. The airplane floated and drifted left of centerline. He then heard the stall horn, the wheels touched down again, and the airplane veered left, exited the runway and struck a pole.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was 220° at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 01.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/03/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/08/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 109 hours (Total, all aircraft), 24 hours (Total, this make and model), 53 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N782JR
Model/Series: SR20 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2337
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-ES
Registered Owner: Aerokagan LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: Aerokagan LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGMU, 1048 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1529 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 122°
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: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Monroe, NC (EQY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Greenville, SC (GMU)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1030 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Greenville Downtown (GMU)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1048 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach:None
Runway Length/Width: 5393 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 34.848056, -82.350000 (est)


For the third time in less than three months, emergency responders rushed to the Greenville Downtown Airport for a reported plane crash.

No one was injured after an airplane veered off the north runway Tuesday morning. A month ago, two people were killed and two others were injured when it barreled down an embankment at the south end of the same runway. A month earlier, a small plane veered off the east-west runway and into a fence.

There hadn't been a crash since 2012 at the airport prior to that trio.

"It’s just snakebit bad luck," said Joe Frasher, the airport's director. "We’ve gone a very long time without anything and now three in three months. It’s ironic."

The pilot of a four-seat Cirrus SR20 aircraft went in for a landing around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday when he touched down on the runway but then skidded west into a grassy area near the airport tower, taking out a runway sign and windsock pole in the process.

A reason for the crash was not immediately known. There was no indication there were any emergencies prior to landing, said Frasher.

The pilot declined medical treatment at the scene, said Greenville Fire Department spokesman Tristan Johnson.

"He was not injured in any way although he said his ego was injured," Frasher said. "I think he landed and lost control during landing."

The landing was at 11:19 a.m. and the fire department was on scene by 11:21 a.m.

Johnson had previously said the pilot had indicated a problem in the air before landing, but Frasher said there was no notification to the airport prior to landing.

Audio from the air traffic control tower prior to the crash includes no indication that the pilot was experiencing any issues, according to a recording posted on LiveATC.net.

The flight originated in Charlotte, according to FlightAware.com. The pilot was the only person on board. A small fuel leak was found and quickly contained.

The plane is owned by AEROKAGAN, LLC, a company that was created in August with a home address in Charlotte. Both the property address and the registered agent for the company are in the name of Kenneth G. Kagan, according to Mecklenberg County and North Carolina Secretary of State records.

An individual by this name also appears in the Federal Aviation Administration's online airmen registry database, for which his medical certification is up to date and licensing valid for the single engine private plane that crashed in Greenville Tuesday.

Kagan has not been confirmed as the pilot who was flying the Cirrus SR20 aircraft when it crashed Tuesday.

Aircraft records show 70 flights since late July, primarily shorter flights taking off and landing at Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Union County, North Carolina. Records since July show Tuesday marked his first trip to Greenville Downtown Airport.

Kagan did not immediately respond to messages or phone calls seeking comment.

Pilot John Szpara, of California, said he witnessed the moments after the crash when a man climbed out of the plane.

“I saw him get out of the plane and walk away. He crawled out and some people ran out to help him,”Szpara said. “It looked like he was OK.”

Szpara comes to Greenville about once a year to visit, he said.

He was taxiing to another part of the airport when he passed the downed plane. It appeared that the pilot had run over runway signs, he said.

Two pilots were killed and two passengers were injured in a crash on Sept. 27 when a Dassault Falcon 50 came in for a landing but failed to stop. The fuselage broke in three places and emergency responders had to contain a fuel spill. The surviving passengers were the CEO of a Florida-based healthcare staffing company and her husband.

The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating that crash.

On August 3, another plane skidded off a runway and down an embankment. There were no injuries in that crash. Apart from the pilot, two passengers were on board the Beechcraft BE58 owned by the owners of downtown restaurant Halls Chophouse.

Frasher said in each case, there were no problems with the airport or airport operations.

"There was nothing wrong with the airport. It’s either been pilot error, or just purely an accident, but nothing that was caused by the airport," Frasher said.

Still, the fire department plans to evaluate its response and determine if personnel are needed at the airport full time.

“Minutes matter,” Johnson said. “Minutes save lives.”

Frasher said a fire station at the airport would be ideal but costly.

"We would love to have one on site, but ultimately, we don’t have the money to build it," he said.

Jerry Devito, of Greenville, said he comes to the airport on weekends to watch the planes. He came to the airport Tuesday after heard about the crash.

“It’s getting busier and busier every day. It really is” he said.

Devito came to the last crash site at the airport on September 27.

“Every now and then come here on weekends, watching them go up and down,” he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate Tuesday's crash.

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






GREENVILLE, S.C. — A plane slid off the runway Tuesday when a pilot lost control while landing at the Greenville Downtown Airport, according to Airport Director Joe Frasher. 

Greenville police first reported that the plane had crashed at the airport.

The airport manager said the pilot did not declare any sort of emergency or issue with the plane.

The plane ended up on its belly with a broken wing in a grassy area near the airport's tower.

The pilot, from Charlotte, was not injured and was able to walk away, Johnson said.

Frasher said he believes the crash was pilot error.

The Cirrus SR20 left Monroe, North Carolina, at 10:35 a.m. and landed in Greenville at 11:19 a.m., according to FlightAware.com.

It was rented from a flight school, Frasher said.

Johnson said there was a small gas leak that has been cleaned up.

In September, a pilot and co-pilot were killed when a small jet broke in half after it went off the runway at the same airport.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wyff4.com




GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - A spokesman for the Greenville Fire Department said a pilot walked away unhurt after a plane crashed at the Greenville Downtown Airport Tuesday morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m.

Firefighters said the single-engine plane crashed in the grass near a runway.

The pilot was the only person on board.

EMS responded but firefighters said the pilot was not hurt.

Officials said the pilot encountered mechanical issues while landing and called in an emergency landing just before the crash.

The plane was a Cirrus SR20 registered to an owner in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

The crash is the third at the Downtown Greenville Airport within the last three months, officials said.

Two people were killed when a plane ran off the runway and snapped in two at the downtown airport on September 27.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee  

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: Cleveland, TN
Accident Number: ERA17CA137
Date & Time: 03/26/2017, 1325 CDT
Registration: N782JR
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

The flight instructor was conducting an instructional flight in the airplane, which was owned by the student pilot. The flight instructor reported that he did not notice that the student pilot had not set the flaps to the appropriate position for takeoff, as required on the Before Takeoff checklist. Immediately after rotation, during the initial climb, the student pilot had difficulty maintaining directional control. The flight instructor took control of the airplane about 10 ft above the runway, the stall warning annunciator was audible, and the airplane began sinking. The flight instructor pushed the nose over but was unable to recover before the airplane landed hard and then departed the right side of the runway. The landing gear dug into the mud, the airplane then spun around, and the nose landing gear and left main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the elevator and vertical stabilizer. The flight instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor's inadequate supervision, which resulted in a premature rotation for a no-flap takeoff and subsequent loss of airplane control during the initial climb.

Findings

Aircraft
TE flap control system - Not used/operated

Personnel issues
Monitoring other person - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)
Aircraft control - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Wet/muddy terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Initial climb
Aerodynamic stall/spin (Defining event)

Landing-flare/touchdown
Abnormal runway contact

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground
Runway excursion 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/12/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/04/2016
Flight Time:  1930 hours (Total, all aircraft), 146 hours (Total, this make and model), 1820 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 119 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/24/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 62 hours (Total, all aircraft), 62 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 62 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N782JR
Model/Series: SR20 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2337
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3002 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 201 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 201 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-ES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 210 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: KRZR, 860 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1835 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots / 14 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cleveland, TN (RZR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: SHELBYVILLE, TN (EHO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1335 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CLEVELAND RGNL JETPORT (RZR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 860 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.213611, -84.799722

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA137
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Cleveland, TN
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20, registration: N782JR
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The flight instructor was conducting an instructional flight in the airplane, which was owned by the student pilot. The flight instructor reported that he did not notice that the student pilot did not set the flaps to the appropriate position for takeoff, as required on the before takeoff checklist. Immediately after rotation, during the initial climb, the student pilot had difficulty maintaining directional control. The flight instructor took control of the airplane about 10 ft above the runway, the stall warning annunciator was audible, and the airplane began sinking. The flight instructor pushed the nose over but was unable to recover before the airplane landed hard and then departed the right side of the runway. The landing gear dug into the mud, the airplane then spun around and the nose gear and left main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the elevator and vertical stabilizer. The flight instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.