Friday, November 2, 2018

Beech D35 Bonanza, registered to and operated by the pilot, N2991B: Accident occurred December 04, 2015 near Vine Grove Airport (70KY), Hardin County, Kentucky


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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

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/N2991B 


Location: Vine Grove, KY
Accident Number: ERA16LA062
Date & Time: 12/04/2015, 1615 EST
Registration: N2991B
Aircraft: BEECH D35
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel related
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On December 4, 2015, at 1615 eastern standard time, a Beechcraft D35, N2991B, was substantially damaged during a forced landing after takeoff from the Vine Grove Airport (70KY), Vine Grove, Kentucky. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot reported that his intention was to conduct some "pattern work." He conducted a preflight inspection of the airplane; visually checked the fuel in the left and right fuel tanks and estimated that they each contained 15 gallons. The airplane was equipped with a 20-gallon auxiliary fuel tank but the pilot reported that its fuel quantity could not be checked visually.

The pilot started the engine, taxied to the run-up area, and performed the before takeoff checklist items, with no anomalies noted. He then taxied to the active runway and configured the airplane for takeoff. During the climbout, about 150 feet above ground level, the engine "quit." He did not have enough altitude to return to the airport, or time to attempt an engine restart or make any radio calls. He subsequently performed an emergency off-airport landing to a road.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right wing and firewall were buckled. The left main wing fuel tank had an undetermined amount of fuel. Fuel samples were taken from the left main wing tank and the fuselage auxiliary tank. The samples appeared to be clear with no water or debris noted. The right wing fuel tank was breached and the fuel quick drain valve was jammed. The smell of fuel in and around the airplane was noted. The fuel selector was moved from the off position and back to the auxiliary position, and when the fuel supply line was removed from the carburetor, very little fuel exited.

The fuel strainer was removed and a very small amount of fuel came out; it was inspected and found to be free of debris. The auxiliary fuel tank drain valve was removed and about 1 gallon of fuel drained out.

A review of the D35 pilot's operating handbook (POH) revealed that the airplane was equipped with a 20-gallon fuel tank in each wing in which 34 gallons are usable. All of the fuel in the auxiliary tank was usable. The top spark plugs were removed and they exhibited normal wear and had light gray deposits in the electrode areas. The crankshaft was rotated by hand, and spark was noted on each spark plug lead.

After the examination of the airplane, the pilot reported, "The D-35 has only one fuel gage and two switches used to select the tank indicated. The fuel selector has four positions, left, right, auxiliary and off. You can have the fuel selector on the auxiliary tank and the fuel indicator on a different tank. It is possible that I mistakenly verified the fuel level in the auxiliary tank with the indicator set to one of the main tanks." The pilot stated that he did not remember which fuel tank he had selected before takeoff.

According to the limitations section of the D35 POH: "Use auxiliary fuel in level flight only and do not use for takeoff or landing. Use at least 10 gallons from left main tank before use of auxiliary fuel or right main tank."



Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/03/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/04/2015
Flight Time:  956 hours (Total, all aircraft), 18 hours (Total, this make and model), 793 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N2991B
Model/Series: D35 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: D-3629
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/02/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2727 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 18 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6830.48 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:  C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: E 225-8
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 225
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: FTK, 755 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1608 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 357°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Visibility: 4 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:  Overcast / 5500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Rain; Moderate - Mist
Departure Point: Vine Grove, KY (70KY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Vine Grove, KY (70KY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1614 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: VINE GROVE (70KY)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 680 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.815833, -85.964722 (est)

Piper PA-12, N3227M: Accident occurred November 01, 2018 near Willow Airport (PAUO), Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wasilla, Alaska
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3227M

Location: Willow, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA005
Date & Time: 11/01/2018, 1700 AKD
Registration: N3227M
Aircraft: Piper PA 12
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 1, 2018, about 1700 Alaska daylight time, a Piper PA-12 airplane, N3227M, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing, about 8 miles northwest of Willow Airport (PAUO) near Willow, Alaska. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 visual flight rules flight when the accident occurred. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local area flight. The flight had departed a private airstrip located about 1 mile east of the accident location about 1659.

According to the pilot, just after departure and during the initial climb, all engine power ceased. When the loss of power occurred, it was accompanied by "three pops like a backfire." He then switched from operating on the left fuel tank to the right fuel tank and turned on carburetor heat, but the engine failed to respond. Faced with the decision to land in a river or trees, the pilot selected the trees. During the forced landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

A friend of the pilot stated that this was the first flight following engine maintenance. They had been troubleshooting engine events, to include excessive magneto drops and a cold cylinder. The Fine Wire spark plugs had just been reinstalled following removal and cleaning utilizing a blasting technique. Believing the issues were resolved, the pilot was departing for a local flight when the accident occurred.

The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 series engine. A detailed engine examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3227M
Model/Series: PA 12 No Series
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: PAWS, 354 ft msl
Observation Time: 1656 AKD
Distance from Accident Site: 24 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.74 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Willow, AK (UUO)
Destination: Willow, AK (UUO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 61.859444, -150.126111 (est)

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a pilot of a Piper PA-12 November 1st on a sandbar of the Susitna River parallel to Mile 79 of the Parks Highway after the plane crashed.

According to Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeremy Rhodes, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, the mission was opened after a pilot of another aircraft spotted the wreckage and called in its location to local authorities. The Alaska State Troopers contacted the AK RCC.

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th RQS launched from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Aboard the helicopter were two highly trained 212th RQS pararescuemen who specialize in rescue operations.

According to Rhodes, the HH-60 aircrew found the wreckage using the coordinates provided by the pilot who spotted the downed PA-12.

According to Alaska Air National Guard Master Sgt. Cody Inman, a 212th RQS pararescueman who participated in the mission, the HH-60 hoisted the pararescuemen onto the sandbar at an altitude of 120 feet to avoid excessive rotor wash. They then used crash axes to extricate the pilot, listed in critical condition, from the wreckage.

The pararescuemen packaged the pilot on a Stokes litter and fitted a cervical collar.

The injured pilot was flown to the Providence Alaska Medical Center for further care. During the flight, AK RCC relayed the condition of the injured pilot to Providence to ensure medical providers were ready to give effective care.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://alaska-native-news.com

Rescue crews have pulled a pilot from a crash site between two branches of the Susitna River. He was flown to Providence Hospital according to Air Guard spokesman David Bedard.

The pararescuemen that cut him from the plane said at the time they believed he was in critical condition. They put a neck brace on him and hoisted him into a plane on a litter.

"All we know right now, is the plane took off from Willow airport, tried to turn around and return and didn't make it," said Ken Barkley, Fire Deputy Director with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency services department. 

The type of airplane is unknown at this time. Barkley believes the pilot was the only person on board and may be trapped in the aircraft. Barkley says the pilot's friend called 911 and the borough began sending rescue crews to mile 79 of the Parks Highway.

The Willow Fire Department, dive team and the rescue coordination center are attempting a rescue. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has also launched a Pave Hawk helicopter with paratroopers with 210th Rescue Squadron, according to David Bedard, a public affairs representative with the 176th wing at JBER.

According to Bedard, another plane spotted the wreckage and called 911. Bedard said the plane is believed to be a Piper PA-12.

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

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N1330N: Incident occurred November 01, 2018 at Page Field Airport (KFMY), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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

Veered off the runway.

Paragon Airplane Leasing Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N1330N

Date: 01-NOV-18
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N1330N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing:
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: Fort Myers
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N3984L: Accident occurred November 01, 2018 near Cleburne Regional Airport (KCPT), Johnson County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3984L

Location: Cleburne, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA048
Date & Time: 11/01/2018, 1400 CDT
Registration: N3984L
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The newly certificated pilot reported that during a cross country flight, he hadn't considered the engine's fuel burn for touch and goes or headwinds, and during the final approach to the destination airport, the engine lost power. Due to homes that were in line with the approach end of the runway, instead of continuing to the runway, he decided to perform an emergency landing in a field. During the off-airport landing, the airplane "slid" and came to rest in trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

During the post-accident examination, a Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that, the fuel gauges read zero, and that there was no fuel in the right fuel tank and only 10 ounces were recovered from the left fuel tank. Additional fuel was added to the airplane and the engine started and operated normally. He added that, after speaking to the pilot, the pilot "basically admitted" that he did not properly monitor the engine's fuel consumption. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 25, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: 08/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/26/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 62 hours (Total, all aircraft), 62 hours (Total, this make and model), 22 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 41 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3984L
Model/Series: 172 G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17254153
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300-C
Registered Owner: Rick L. Hazen
Rated Power: 145 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: KCPT, 854 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1915 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 227°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:  Mineral Wells, TX (MWL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:  None
Destination: Cleburne, TX (CPT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1330 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CLEBURNE RGNL (CPT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 854 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5697 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  32.355833, -97.431667 (est)

Beech 95-B55 Baron, N5YB: Accident occurred October 31, 2018 at Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV), Alachua County, Florida

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

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



Location: Gainesville, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA046
Date & Time: 10/31/2018, 1800 EDT
Registration: N5YB
Aircraft: Beech 55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot of the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, he inadvertently moved the landing gear position lever to the "up" position. He immediately moved the lever back to the "down" position, but observed the left wing settle slightly, so he added power and performed a go around.

Once airborne, he asked the tower controllers to observe the landing gear and they confirmed that the left main landing gear was "canted inward" and did not appear to be in a down and locked position.

During the second landing he placed the gear handle in the down position and observed the gear indicators as "down and locked." During the landing roll, the left wing settled onto the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/15/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 4500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 220 hours (Total, this make and model), 4500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N5YB
Model/Series: 55 95B55
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: TC-952
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/15/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5000 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-E
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KGNV, 123 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 298°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1615 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: GAINESVILLE RGNL (GNV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 151 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: Visual
Runway Length/Width: 4158 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.690000, -82.271667 (est)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A twin-engine plane with mechanical problems made a hard landing Thursday at Gainesville Regional Airport, according to Gainesville Fire-Rescue.

The pilot radioed that the plane with four people aboard was having problems with its landing gear. Firefighters were standing by as the plane skidded down and off the runway. 

All the occupants were able to climb out and walk away. 

Officials said the airport remained open and no flights were delayed.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.news4jax.com

Rans S-19LS, N233RD: Accident occurred October 31, 2018 at Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (KBRL), Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Porpoised aircraft during landing and went off the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N233RD

Date: 31-OCT-18
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N233RD
Aircraft Make: RANS DESIGNS
Aircraft Model: S 19LS
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: IOWA

United Airlines, Boeing 757-200, N14120: Incident occurred October 31, 2018 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

United Airlines flight number 80: After taxiing to the gate aircraft reported a leading edge slat was missing.

United Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N14120

Date: 31-OCT-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B752
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 80
City: NEWARK
State: NEW JERSEY

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N2262Q: Incident occurred October 31, 2018 near Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport (KRWI), North Carolina

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

Made emergency landing on highway. 

First Choice Insurance Partners LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2262Q

Date: 31-OCT-18
Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N2262Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: ROCKY MOUNT
State: NORTH CAROLINA





WILSON, N.C. — An aircraft landed on Interstate 95 northbound near Rocky Mount on Wednesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Two people were on the plane, including a student pilot. No one was injured, officials at the scene said.

The plane was flying from Smithfield to Wilson when the pilot declared an emergency because of a fuel or mechanical issue. Officials couldn't elaborate on the issue.

The aircraft, a Piper PA-28, landed at 7:25 p.m. about three miles away from the Wilson Industrial Air Center. It was towed to the air center, followed by a caravan of cars, once the Highway Patrol received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration around 9 p.m.

The plane is to be evaluated Thursday morning.

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

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, N27FM: Incident occurred October 29, 2018 at Antonio Rivera Rodríguez Airport (TJVQ), Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Puerto Rico

Landed gear up.

Gogoplex LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N27FM

Date: 29-OCT-18
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N27FM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ISLA DE VIEQUES
State: PUERTO RICO

Piper PA-28R-201, N30905: Incident occurred October 31, 2018 at Saluda County Airport (6J4), South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Landed with gear retracted.

Sandhills Aviation of NC Ltd

https://registry.faa.gov/N30905

Date: 31-OCT-18
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N30905
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALUDA
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Cessna 208B, N1119V: Incident occurred October 25, 2018 at Victoria Regional Airport (KVCT), Texas

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

Martinaire flight number 679:  Hit the ground after departure.

Aero Leasing

https://registry.faa.gov/N1119V

Date: 25-OCT-18
Time: 00:56:00Z
Regis#: N1119V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: MARTINAIRE
Flight Number: 679
City: VICTORIA
State: TEXAS

Cessna 180D, N6414X: Accident occurred October 30, 2018 near Lake California Air Park (68CA), Cottonwood, Shasta County, California

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N6414X

Location: Cottonwood, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA017
Date & Time: 10/30/2018, 0924 PDT
Registration: N6414X
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 30, 2018, about 0924 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 180D airplane, N6414X, impacted terrain short of the runway during an approach for landing at Lake California Air Park (68CA), Cottonwood, California. The private pilot/owner sustained serious injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to the pilot, and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the area at the time of the accident. The flight had originated from Palo Alto Airport (PAO), Palo Alto, California, earlier that morning.

According to the pilot, he kept the airplane in a tiedown spot at PAO. On October 22, he topped off both fuel tanks at Byron Airport (C83) Byron, California, adding about 46 gallons total. He then flew the airplane to PAO, about 32 miles away, where it remained unused until the accident flight. 68CA was located about 175 miles from PAO, and the pilot conducted the trip non-stop, along an essentially direct routing. None of the cockpit instruments, including the fuel flow indicator, displayed any unusual or concerning indications during the flight. When the airplane was on the final approach leg to 68CA, at an altitude of about 200 ft above ground level, the engine suddenly "quit." Given the low altitude, the pilot was only able to verify a few cockpit controls for proper settings before focusing on the landing. He specifically reported that he verified the magneto and the throttle positions. The pilot opted to land straight ahead into a field, but then observed powerlines. He determined that the airplane was too high to underfly them, and tried to maneuver the airplane over them to avoid a wire strike. The pilot reported that that maneuver resulted in an aerodynamic stall, and the airplane "pancaked" onto the ground. He used his telephone to notify a mechanic, who was expecting him at 68CA, about the accident.

The airplane came to rest upright in a level field, about 3,300 ft short of 68CA runway 32. The cowl and forward fuselage were crushed and fractured. The left main landing gear was fracture-separated from the airframe, and the outboard left wing was crumpled. One blade of the all-metal, two-blade propeller was bent aft, while the other blade appeared undamaged. There was no fire. Both fuel caps were securely installed. The responding fire chief reported that he had found the fuel selector valve set to the left tank; he turned it off as a safety precaution. The mechanic who was notified of the accident by the pilot responded to the scene. He reported that there were no indications of any fuel leakage on the exterior of the airplane, or on the ground beneath the airplane.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with airplane single-engine land and single-engine sea ratings. He reported that he had a total flight experience of about 1,270 hours, including about 500 hours in the accident airplane make and model. He was operating under the provisions of an FAA BasicMed approval, which he obtained in August 2017.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1960, and was equipped with a Continental Motors O-470 series engine. The pilot reported that he purchased the airplane in September 2014, and that the airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed about 4 months prior to the accident.

68CA was a private airstrip situated at an elevation of 615 ft above mean sea level. It was equipped with a single paved runway, designated 14/32, which measured 75 ft by 3,000 ft. The airport was not equipped with an air traffic control tower.

The 0953 automated weather observation at Redding Municipal Airport (RDD), located about 10 miles north of 68CA, included winds from 340° at 10 knots, gusts to 19 kts, visibility 10 miles, clear skies, temperature 17° C, dew point 1° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.21 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6414X
Model/Series: 180 D
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: RDD, 505 ft msl
Observation Time: 0953 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 19 knots, 340°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Palo Alto, CA (PAO)
Destination: Cottonwood, CA (68CA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  40.351111, -122.205278



A pilot survived a light plane crash about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a grassy field behind Lake California.

The man wasn't a Lake California resident, said Scott Nielsen, general manager of the gated, private community in Tehama County.

"I don't know why the plane came down. He was flying across the lake on an approach," Nielsen said. "He landed in a field and missed the PG&E lines. He did a good job landing."

The pilot survived the crash but apparently suffered unspecified injuries, according to a witness. 

The crash occurred about a quarter-mile away from the Lake California Airport and runway, said Erick Puckett, battalion chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Tehama-Glenn Unit.

Puckett said the two-seat plane experienced some sort of mechanical problem while inbound to the runway. The pilot was taken to a Redding hospital, he said.

In addition to the Cal Fire response, officers from the Tehama County Sheriff's Office and an ambulance crew went to the scene.

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



UPDATE 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 - According to Cal Fire, the crash occurred around 9:36 a.m. on Tuesday in Cottonwood. 

The plane did not hit the power lines, although that was initially a concern. 

A single pilot was transported by ambulance to a medical facility. He is alert and conscious. The plane was heavily damaged. 

Officials with Cal Fire believe that the Cessna plane was most likely flying from the south near the Bay Area and attempting to land at Lake California Airport. 

COTTONWOOD, Calif. - A small plane made a crash landing in Cottonwood on Monday.

The plane landed near Lake California Air Park close to a row of power lines. 

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

Cessna TR182, N6382S: Incident occurred October 30, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dulles

Went off the end of the runway and blew two (2) tires.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6382S

Date: 30-OCT-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N6382S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TR182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WASHINGTON
State: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA