Thursday, November 1, 2018

Eurocopter AS 350B3 AStar, registered to and operated by Enbridge Energy Company Inc, N910S: Fatal accident occurred October 29, 2018 in Odanah, Ashland County, Wisconsin

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Safran helicopter engines; Grand Prairie, Texas
Airbus Helicopters; Grand Prairie, Texas
Enbridge, Superior, Wisconsin

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N910S

Location: Odanah, WI
Accident Number: CEN19FA018
Date & Time: 10/29/2018, 1345 CDT
Registration: N910S
Aircraft: Aerospatiale AS350
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation 

On October 29, 2018, about 1345 central standard time, an Airbus (Eurocopter) AS350B3 helicopter, N910S, impacted terrain near Odanah, Wisconsin. The commercial rated pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Enbridge Energy Company, Inc, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 observation fight. The flight departed Gogebic-Iron County Airport (IWD), Ironwood, Michigan about 1300 for the pipeline patrol, en route to Superior, Wisconsin.

When the pilot did not show at his next destination, an ALNOT was issued for the overdue helicopter. The pilot was not in contact with air traffic control and there was no record of a distress call.

The helicopter wreckage was located about 22 miles west of IWD, in a remote, wooded area and about 200 yds north of the east-west pipeline route.

The helicopter impacted trees and terrain, before coming to rest in an upright position. A post-crash fire consumed most of the cabin. After an documentation of the accident site, the helicopter was recovered for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aerospatiale
Registration: N910S
Model/Series: AS350 B3
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Enbridge Energy Co Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: IWD
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ironwood, MI (IWD)
Destination: Madison, WI (MSN) 

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: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  46.527222, -90.602500 (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.

Dean Bass, left, is shown in August with Evelyn Alemanni and Jim Baird, judges with Communities in Bloom. He took them for a helicopter ride as part of their visit to Sarnia. Bass, a helicopter pilot with Enbridge, died this week in a helicopter crash in a remote area of Wisconsin during a routine pipeline monitoring and inspection flight.

SARNIA — A Sarnia pilot who died in a helicopter crash Monday in Wisconsin is being remembered for his generosity.

Dean M. Bass, 64, worked for Enbridge and was conducting a routine pipeline inspection when his helicopter crashed in a remote part of Wisconsin, the pipeline company said.

Anne Marie Gillis, a Sarnia city-county councillor, said she got to know Bass through the contribution he and Enbridge made to the city’s Communities in Bloom project over that last several years.

Bass would take Communities in Bloom judges up for a helicopter tour as part of their visits to Sarnia.

“He was such a vibrant and very generous person,” Gillis said.

“He was good to many, many organizations, not just Communities in Bloom.”

Gillis said Bass just recently took Patti Ross, the city’s manager of parks, forestry and horticulture, up for a flight so she could take autumn photos of trees planted in the shape of a cross in Sarnia’s Heritage Park.

“He gave us a lot of his time,” Gillis said.

“We’re really going to miss him, and my heart goes out to his wife and his children, and certainly his Enbridge family, because they are grieving.”

The sheriff’s office in Ashland County, Wisc., said Bass’s helicopter was reported overdue Monday evening.

He had been flying from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and over the Birch Hill area of the Bad River Tribal Reservation but never arrived at Duluth International Airport, where he had been scheduled to make a brief stop, or his destination of Madison.

“The flight was part of our routine pipeline monitoring and inspection program,” Enbridge spokesperson Jennifer Smith said by e-mail.

Searches were launched after Bass was overdue and presumed missing and early Tuesday a potential crash site was spotted from the air in a remote portion of the First Nation.

Ashland County deputies and firefighters responded along with an Enbridge search team and located the crash site just before 6 a.m.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family of our helicopter pilot and to his many friends and co-workers,” Smith said.

“We truly appreciate the swift response by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department, Bad River Band and others.”

Smith said Wednesday the cause of the crash hadn’t been determined.

The incident is being investigated by the Ashland County Coroner’s Office, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

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


Ashland County Sheriff's Office
October 30 at 2:14 PM 
UPDATE: The pilot has been identified as Dean M Bass, age 64 from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.

Date: 10/30/2018
Release: Immediate
Authority: Sheriff Michael Brennan
Re: Helicopter Crash

On October 29th, 2018 at approximately 8:15 P.M., the Ashland County Communications Center received a report of an overdue Enbridge helicopter that had been travelling westward from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The helicopter had been seen flying over the Birch Hill area of the Bad River Tribal Reservation early in the afternoon of the 29th but never arrived at Duluth International Airport, where it was to make a brief stop, or to Madison, which was its planned destination and due to arrive around 5:45 P.M.

Searches of local airports, within Ashland County as well as locations between Gogebic County Michigan and Douglas County Wisconsin, did not turn up the missing rotorcraft, nor did initial searches from the ground near the reported flight path.

Search efforts within Ashland County, coordinated between the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, the Wisconsin Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Coast Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, Enbridge Inc., and Lake Superior Helicopters LLC, continued into the morning of October 30th.

At approximately 1:37 A.M., the Civil Air Patrol reported that a Lake Superior Helicopters’ craft, searching from the air, had located a potential crash site for the missing helicopter in a remote portion of the reservation. Ashland County Deputies along with the Bad River Fire Department, and the Ashland Fire Department were dispatched to that area and responded with members of the Enbridge search team.

Ground teams located the crash site just before 6:00 A.M. along with the body of the pilot, an Ontario man, believed to be the sole occupant of the crashed helicopter. Recovery efforts by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Bad River Fire Department, Ashland Fire Department and the Enbridge team are ongoing. The name of the pilot is not being released at this time pending the confirmation of notification to family members.

No information is available at this time regarding the cause or nature of the incident. Further investigation will be conducted by the Ashland County Coroner’s Office, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Ashland County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Keuthan Buccaneer II, N234HM: Incident occurred October 29, 2018 in Camp Lake, Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

While taxiing on a lake aircraft began taking on water and submerged in water. 


https://registry.faa.gov/N234HM


Date: 29-OCT-18

Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N234HM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: BUCCANEER II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CAMP LAKE
State: WISCONSIN




ANTIOCH, Ill. (CBS 58) -- Donald Fechtner, 78, from Antioch, Illinois was practicing landing his experimental amphibious plane on Camp Lake in Trevor Monday evening when he ran into trouble.

“I landed on the water and it was just so fast I tried to get it back in the air and it wouldn’t go up,” Fechtner said.

He tried to get the plane to shore, but water started pouring in.

“When the water was over my ankles I thought uh-oh and I couldn’t believe how fast it came in,” the pilot said, “It was up to my nose quick.”

He abandoned the plane and walked to shore. He said it was a cold, muddy, 20-minute walk out of the water.

“It really beat me up,” he said.

Tuesday morning, Fechtner and his friends along with complete strangers pitched in to help get his plane out of the lake.

“Makes you think about mankind,” Fechtner said. “There are some helpful people and they were very very helpful.”

He says the plane is able to land on ground or water and he had only owned it for a few months.

“It’s called an experimental aircraft which means its not a certified aircraft by FAA rules,” Fechtner said.

He’s been flying for more than 50 years, and despite what happened Fechtner may take off again in the future.

“I’m very well known to get back up on the horse,” he said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating what caused the plane to stop working.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs58.com





KENOSHA COUNTY — An experimental amphibious plane landed in the water at Camp Lake in Kenosha County Monday evening, October 29 — prompting a large law enforcement response and search for the occupants. It was later learned the pilot was uninjured, and at home in Antioch, Illinois.

Officials with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said it all began when a woman walking her dog noticed the aircraft in the water and alerted authorities, who responded around 6:15 p.m. It was determined the crash happened when the 78-year-old pilot attempted a “touch and go” maneuver on the water, and the hull broke apart. This resulted in the plane coming to rest in the lake.

The pilot got himself to shore, and got a ride home to Antioch, indicating he would get the plane in the morning. The pilot did not notify authorities about the crash.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Team was called out to the scene, along with all of the fire departments in Kenosha County. Law enforcement officials feared the worst. Divers matched the aircraft tail numbers to the owner — and that’s how authorities were able to make contact.

There were no injuries. The pilot was the only one on board.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is not recommending any criminal charges against the pilot.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was contacted as well as the Federal Aviation Administration and are both still investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://fox6now.com





CAMP LAKE — Authorities continued an investigation into an ultralight seaplane that crashed into the waters at Camp Lake near 103rd Street and 278th Avenue Monday night.

The pilot, a man from Antioch, Illinois, apparently crashed into the lake about 4:30 p.m., swam to safety and got a ride home, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said during a news conference Monday night about 100 feet from the crash site.

Beth said when authorities interviewed the man, whose name was not released, he did not think the crash was such a “big deal” and that he would simply retrieve the aircraft the next day.

“Someone saw him and saw he was cold and said, ‘I’m going to give you a ride home,’ and that person didn’t contact anyone either,” Beth said.

Beth said the man apparently told the person who gave him a ride that he was fine and to let people know he wasn’t injured. The man told authorities he couldn’t use his cellphone, which was in the plane.

Fire and rescue units from Salem Lakes, Bristol and Somers responded to the scene along with the county dive team initially to see whether there was anyone in the partially submerged seaplane, Beth said.

Several hours later they were able to contact the man by phone after finding numbers on the plane that led them to the owner.

According to Beth, other than being cold and wet, the man said he was not injured.

The man told authorities the hull of the plane had disintegrated at the time of the crash, but that he had flown it in the area the day before, and it was fine then.

“Yesterday when he landed, everything worked perfectly,” Beth said. “For whatever reason today, the plane just broke apart.”

Authorities began clearing the scene about 8:30 p.m., and the wreckage will remain in the lake at least until today.

“The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified. They’ll be coming very soon. Before it gets moved, they actually have to do the investigation at the site, “ Beth said, adding deputies would be in the area to ensure the scene isn’t tampered with overnight.

“As you can see, it’s not in a high-traffic area in the lake, and it should be just fine.”

According to Beth, a woman who was walking her dog in the neighborhood saw the wreckage and called authorities.

Other neighbors said they heard the plane’s engine cut out and then saw the propellers in the water.

Rick and Amee Janus said at first they didn’t think anything of it as they were headed out to their daughter’s basketball game, mostly because the lake usually has watercraft, such as duck boats and pontoons, operating in it.

“What stood out was that this was louder,” Rick said.

Jim Tryban, who also lives in the neighborhood, said he was hunting on his property when he heard a “loud, winding engine that eventually sputtered out for about 30 seconds.”

He then heard voices and saw a white vehicle pull up, either a Chevrolet Sonic or Ford Focus.

“I heard the lady ask the guy, ‘Are you OK?’” he said.

He said he heard the man then tell her: “I’m just a little wet.”

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

Diamond DA40 Diamond Star, N537MA: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ), Pima County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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/N537MA

Location: Marana, AZ

Accident Number: GAA19CA038
Date & Time: 10/27/2018, 1440 MST
Registration: N537MA
Aircraft: Diamond DA 40
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that, while en route to the non-towered airport, she obtained local weather and reported on the common traffic advisory frequency that she would be entering the downwind for runway 30. Another pilot in the traffic pattern reported that they were using runway 12, so the student performed a 180° turn to enter the downwind for runway 12. She added that during the landing roll, she applied brakes and attempted to turn right off the runway, but her "speed was still high." She realized she would not be able to make the turn, so she attempted to turn left back onto the runway. The airplane skidded off the runway to the right and impacted a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The deputy safety officer of the flight school 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 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 350° at 4 knots. The student pilot landed the airplane on runway 12.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 23, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 87 hours (Total, all aircraft), 87 hours (Total, this make and model), 8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Diamond
Registration: N537MA
Model/Series: DA 40 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 40.463
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/09/2018, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2535 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5905.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-M1A
Registered Owner: K2 Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)
Operator Does Business As: CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
Operator Designator Code: B4VS

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMZJ, 1892 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2135 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 317°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Mesa, AZ (FFZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Marana, AZ (AVQ)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1336 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MARANA RGNL (AVQ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2031 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6901 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:  32.412778, -111.220833 (est)

PIper PA-31, N54WB: Incident occurred October 29, 2018 at Searcy Municipal Airport (KSRC), White County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N54WB

Date: 29-OCT-18
Time: 20:50:00Z
Regis#: N54WB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SEARCY
State: ARKANSAS

PIper PA-32-301, N4371V: Incident occurred October 27, 2018 at Boca Raton Airport (KBCT), Palm Beach County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Veered off runway.

Charlie Brown Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4371V

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 16:22:00Z
Regis#: N4371V
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32 301
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOCA RATON
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-161, N703RA: Incident occurred October 28, 2018 in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County -and- Incident occurred January 13, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida

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

October 28, 2018: Struck a bird.

Ari-Ben Aviator Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N5549P

Date: 28-OCT-18
Time: 13:52:00Z
Regis#: N703RA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

January 13, 2016: Aircraft on landing struck a taxiway light.

Date: 13-JAN-16
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N703RA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: Instruction
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: Florida

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N5549P: Incident occurred October 29, 2018 at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (KBQK), Glynn County, Georgia

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

Landed gear up.

Avante Associates Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N5549P

Date: 29-OCT-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N5549P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRUNSWICK
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 172R, registered to and operated by Kansas State University, N822KS: Accident occurred October 26, 2018 at Salina Regional Airport (KSLN), Saline County, Kansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N822KS

Location: Salina, KS
Accident Number: GAA19CA042
Date & Time: 10/26/2018, 1430 CDT
Registration: N822KS
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, while performing a touch and go landing, upon touchdown, the airplane landed hard and bounced. He added full power to go around, determined that the airplane was flying normally, and continued in the traffic pattern. He landed a second time, bounced a little, and taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 18, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/18/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 21.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 21.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 0.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N822KS
Model/Series: 172 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17280545
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/24/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7488 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Kansas State University Salina
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Kansas State University Salina
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSLN, 1289 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Mile
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Salina, KS (SLN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Salina, KS (SLN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1400 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information


Airport: SALINA RGNL (SLN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1288 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4301 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go

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:  38.785000, -97.645833 (est)

Cessna 182Q, privately owned and operated, N20BK: Accident occurred October 28, 2018 at Carl Folsom Airport (14J), Elba, Coffee County, Alabama

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Vestavia, Alabama

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N20BK

Location: Elba, AL
Accident Number: ERA19LA031
Date & Time: 10/28/2018, 1500 CDT
Registration: N20BK
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On October 28, 2018, about 1500 central daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, N20BK, sustained substantial damage after a runway overrun and collision with terrain following a rejected takeoff at the Carl Folsom Airport (14J), Elba, Alabama. The flight instructor, the commercial pilot receiving instruction, and a passenger were not injured. The airplane was privately owned and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the flight instructor, all three occupants boarded the airplane for departure after his completion of the preflight inspection. He taxied to the active runway, before performing an engine run-up and before-takeoff checks, with no anomalies noted. He initiated the takeoff roll and all engine indications looked normal, with the engine indicating 2350 rpm. When the airplane neared midpoint of the 3,050-ft runway, he noticed the airspeed indicated 50 knots and was not increasing. He immediately decreased the throttle to idle, aborted the takeoff, and applied the brakes. The airplane overran the runway and collided with a berm about 1,000 ft past the runway end.

At 1644, the weather recorded at the Lowe Army Heliport (LOR), Fort Rucker, Alabama, 17 nautical miles east of 14J, included clear skies and wind from 230° at 9 knots. The temperature was 26°C, and the dew point was 11°C. The altimeter setting was 30.05 inches of mercury.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed the nose landing gear broke away from the strut and the firewall was buckled. The airspeed indicator and handheld GPS unit was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N20BK
Model/Series: 182 Q
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: KLOR, 360 ft msl
Observation Time: 2044 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  8 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Elba, AL (14J)
Destination: Jackson, TN (MKL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  31.410833, -86.090000 (est)

Diamond DA42 Twin Star: Incident occurred October 26, 2018 at Ernest A. Love Field Airport (KPRC), Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Embry Riddle flight 91, Diamond DA42 aborted takeoff due to door falling off.

Date: 26-OCT-18
Time: 18:19:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA42
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE
Flight Number: 91
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N22232: Incident occurred October 28, 2018 in Coalinga, Fresno County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

Emergency landing in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N22232

Date: 28-OCT-18
Time: 00:40:00Z
Regis#: N22232
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CALINGA
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-18-150, N4500W: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4500W

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA045
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Denver, CO
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N4500W

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.

Landed and ground looped.

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 17:52:00Z
Regis#: N4500W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 18 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28-161, operated by Interstate Aviation Inc under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a personal flight, N8132X: Accident occurred October 28, 2018 at Simsbury Airport (4B9), Hartford County, Connecticut

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N8132X

Location: Simsbury, CT
Accident Number: ERA19LA030
Date & Time: 10/28/2018, 1645 EDT
Registration: N8132X
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Part(s) separation from AC
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 28, 2018, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161, N8132X, was substantially damaged after a runway excursion and collision with a ditch at Simsbury Airport (4B9) Simsbury, Connecticut. The commercial pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated by Interstate Aviation, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated at Bradley International Airport (BDL), Windsor Locks, Connecticut, about 1635.

According to pilot, he was in the traffic pattern at 4B9 practicing approaches and touch-and-go landings. After touchdown on runway 21 for a full stop landing, the brakes "failed." He elected to steer the airplane to the right in an effort to avoid a fence and slow the airplane in the grass. The airplane departed the runway surface and collided with a ditch. The pilots exited the airplane and were met by first responders. The pilot also reported that, during taxi out for takeoff, the wheel brakes were "sluggish."

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. He reported that the left wing sustained structural damage during the landing. The left main landing gear separated and was found adjacent to the wreckage. The inboard and outboard brake pads exhibited normal wear. The brake assembly was attached in its normal position by two AN bolts. The brake assembly puck to brake pad and the brake supply hydraulic line also showed evidence of leaking hydraulic fluid.

An examination of the right main landing gear wheel brake assembly revealed that it was missing from its proper mounting position on the right gear trunnion. The assembly was not installed onto the main wheel brake rotor with the required AN bolts. The hydraulic fluid line and elbow fitting were also not attached to the brake assembly.

A review of the airplane maintenance records revealed that a 100-hr inspection was completed on October 10, 2018, or 18 days before the accident. The inspection entry included the following: "Serviced all tires, wheels, brakes, brake reservoir fluid." The main landing gear tires were also replaced during this inspection. The last maintenance entry where brake parts were replaced was on October 16, 2017.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/25/2018
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/26/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 2866 hours (Total, all aircraft), 83 hours (Total, this make and model), 2725 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s):None 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/23/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 700 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8132X
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-8016162
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/10/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2326 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 32 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3198 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D3G
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 161 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: BDL, 195 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1651 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:   10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Windsor Locks, CT (BDL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Simsbury, CT (4B9)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1635 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Simsbury Airport (4B9)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 195 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2205 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.916111, -72.776944 (est)