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


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

Impacted taxiway sign.

K2 Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N537MA

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N537MA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA 40
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARANA
State: ARIZONA

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, N822KS: Accident occurred October 29, 2018 at Salina Regional Airport (KSLN), Saline County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Made a hard landing and exited the runway.

Kansas State University Salina

https://registry.faa.gov/N822KS

Date: 29-OCT-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N822KS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALINA
State: KANSAS

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: Incident occurred October 27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado

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

Landed and ground looped.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4500W

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8132X

Location: Simsbury, CT
Accident Number: ERA19LA030
Date & Time: 10/28/2018, 1645 EDT
Registration: N8132X
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 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 Robertson Field (4B8), Plainville, Connecticut, about 1500.

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.

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 wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8132X
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Interstate Aviation Inc
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
Observation Time: 1651 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Plainville, CT (4B8)
Destination: Simsbury, CT (4B9)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  41.916111, -72.776944 (est)

Titan T-51, N154DF: Incident occurred October 27, 2018 in Brevard County, Florida

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

Went into a retention pond, skidded and landed on a bank.

https://registry.faa.gov/N154DF

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N154DF
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: TITAN T 51
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VALKARIA
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-140, N15888: Accident occurred October 26, 2018 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

https://registry.faa.gov/N15888

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA040
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 26, 2018 in Miami, FL
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N15888

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.

Veered off the runway.


Date: 26-OCT-18
Time: 14:49:00Z
Regis#: N15888
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Mooney M20C, N1900Y: Incident occurred October 27, 2018 at Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH), Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Gear up landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1900Y

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N1900Y
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE CHARLES
State: LOUISIANA

RotorWay 162F, s registered to and operated by the pilot, N162RF: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 in Passaic, Bates County, Missouri

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N162RF

Location: Passaic, MO
Accident Number: CEN19LA016
Date & Time: 10/27/2018, 1800 CDT
Registration: N162RF
Aircraft: Rotorway 162
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 27, 2018, about 1800 central daylight time, a skid-equipped Rotorway Exec 162F helicopter, N162RF, impacted terrain while landing during an autorotation near Passaic, Missouri. The left seat student pilot and sole occupant sustained no injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Butler Memorial Airport (BUM), Butler, Missouri, about 1750.

In a written statement provided to the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on November 1, the pilot reported that fuel was added to the helicopter to full capacity, the preflight checks were completed, and the pilot departed from BUM to the east. The helicopter climbed to about 500 ft above ground level at about 80 mph. While flying easterly for about 10 minutes, the pilot observed the main rotor rpm indicating unit in the cockpit drop to zero. The pilot confirmed that the engine rpm indications were "still normal." The pilot decided to execute an autorotation to an open grass field and lowered the collective. He was in a "steady glide" when he realized that he was going to potentially impact a fence at his intended landing area in the field.

The pilot applied aft cyclic to avoid the fence, which he reported changed his "glide path." The pilot flared and then applied collective for the landing. During the landing, the rear portion of the right skid impacted terrain. The pilot reported that this caused the helicopter to bounce, the pilot lost control, and the helicopter came to rest on its right side. The pilot executed an emergency shutdown and egressed from the helicopter without further incident. After egressing from the helicopter, the pilot was in an area with adequate cellular phone reception and he contacted a friend for assistance. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, the tailboom, and the tail rotor system.

The helicopter was recovered from the field and transported to a secure facility for a future examination of the airframe and engine. On October 30, two aviation safety inspectors from the Federal Aviation Administration Kansas City Flight Standards District Office traveled to Belton, Missouri to examine the wreckage. During the examination of the engine, no mechanical anomalies were noted. During the examination of the airframe, a short with the main rotor rpm indicating unit was discovered. The short was located inside of the case between pins 5 and 9, which corresponds to a black wire (pin 5) and a dark blue wire (pin 9). The short was observed to travel through the circuit. The connector was removed from the indicator's circuit board and the short remained. The black wire and dark blue wires were removed from the connecter and the short was gone. No other anomalies were noted with the airframe.

The 2-seat capacity, experimental amateur-built helicopter, serial number 6965, was built in 2015 via a kit provided by the manufacturer. The helicopter was powered by a 150-horsepower Rotorway RI 162F reciprocating engine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rotorway
Registration: N162RF
Model/Series: 162 F
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLRY, 915 ft msl
Observation Time: 2253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Butler, MO (BUM)
Destination: Butler, MO (BUM)

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:  38.321944, -94.346944 (est)

Piper PA-28R-201, N6899C: Accident occurred October 28, 2018 near Lea County Regional Airport (KHOB), Hobbs, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

On final, impacted ground due to unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6899C

Date: 28-OCT-18
Time: 01:40:00Z
Regis#: N6899C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HOBBS
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 182G Skylane, N3267S: Accident occurred October 27, 2018 at Burns Municipal Airport (KBNO), Harney County, Oregon

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3267S


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Burns, OR
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N3267S

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.

Lost control on landing.

Date: 27-OCT-18
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N3267S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182G
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURNS
State: OREGON

Diamond DA-20-C1, N653DC: Incident occurred October 28, 2018 in Mountain Rest, Oconee County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Landed in a field.

Falcon Aviation Academy LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N653DC

Date: 28-OCT-18
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N653DC
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20 C1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNTAIN REST
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Pilatus PC-12/45, N456V: Incident occurred October 26, 2018 at Sioux Falls Regional Airport (KFSD), South Dakota


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Guardian Flight LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N456V

Date: 26-OCT-18
Time: 14:10:00Z
Regis#: N456V
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC 12 45
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
City: SIOUX FALLS
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Beech V35 Bonanza, N5624S: Incident occurred October 28, 2018 at Murfreesboro Municipal Airport (KMBT), Rutherford County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Crashed into trees on landing approach. 


Kin-Air Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N5624S


Date: 28-OCT-18

Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N5624S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MURFREESBORO
State: TENNESSEE








MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are trying to figure out what caused a Beech V35 Bonanza to crash in Murfreesboro Sunday afternoon.  

The 79-year-old pilot, Robert Kinney of Hendersonville, survived.  

Federal authorities are looking through the wreckage to see, among things, if the engine failed.    

Witnesses reported hearing the engine stalled.  

The low-flying planes are a major concern for people living in the Northfield Lodge apartment complex next to where the aircraft went down.  

Some people who live in the apartment complex said they knew it would only be a matter of time before this happened.   

“Most of the time they are pretty controlled and seems alright, but it was pretty scary,” Brittany League said.  “Just like this, this is how they come in. Flying low like that over a heavy residential area something like that is going to happen, it’s lucky it wasn’t, you know, 50-yards the other way. It would have been in the building.”  

The plane crash shook neighbor Ken McCauley to the core.  

“It scared the hell out of me. I couldn’t even sleep last night waiting for a plane to come through the front door,” McCauley said.  

McCauley moved Northfield Lodge on Labor Day and he’s been worried about the low-flying planes ever since.  

“I knew this day was coming. Its constant planes come over here 24-7,” he said.  “They come over here too low for me. They barely make it over the treetops.” 

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport officials said the runway is next to the apartment complex, but the planes do not fly directly over as they are landing or taking off.  

The airport is one of the busiest in Tennessee since it’s a flight training facility for Middle Tennessee State University and Murfreesboro aviation students.  

“Besides what people see on the ground as far as airport facilities, there’s a lot of airspace around there that’s protected by the Federal Aviation Administration, and it’s something that you can’t see, but it’s an area that we watch over,” airport manager Chad Gehrke said.  “We survey it every year to make sure that airspace is clear to protect the airports, the pilots that come in and out and the people on the ground as well.”  

Bill Green said a neighbor who witnessed the plane go down told him what happened.  

“The lady talked to the pilot after they got him out and he told her that his engine just lost power while he was taking off. He lost power. I’m assuming the engine quit and he could not do nothing but go down and landed in that thicket over there.”    

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash to determine what caused it to go down.    

An aviation recovery team spent Monday carefully removing the wrecked plane that went down in Murfreesboro Sunday from a thick tree line.  

Crews AMF Aviation, based at the Springfield-Robertson County Airport, spent Monday removing the plane from a wooded area next to Northfield Lodge Apartments.  

Parts of the plane had to be cut to be removed, while other parts had to be preserved so the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board can conduct their investigation as to what happened.   

“Our responsibility is to assist the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board in accident investigations in that we show up with the men and equipment to facilitate the removal of the aircraft,” said AMF Aviation employee Chris Ferraraccio.  “This one, in particular, was pretty straightforward not very difficult. We had very good access to it, we were able to get the vehicles very close. The brush was really not that thick we didn’t have to use any special equipment to extricate this aircraft.”

The plane will be taken to the aircraft recovery team facilities in Springfield where the Federal Aviation Administration will finish their investigation.  

The aircraft recovery team said they respond to about 60-plus plane crashes a year.

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