Friday, November 9, 2018

Cessna T337G Turbo Super Skymaster, N1ZR: Accident occurred November 08, 2018 in Homosassa, Citrus County, Florida

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

Neubert Aero Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N1ZR

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA070
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 08, 2018 in Homosassa, FL
Aircraft: Cessna T337, registration: N1ZR

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 gear up in a marsh.

Date: 08-NOV-18
Time: 13:35:00Z
Regis#: N1ZR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T337G
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMOSASSA
State: FLORIDA



Pilot Tim Nubert, left, speaks with Citrus County Sheriff's Office personnel Thursday afternoon following his safe return from where he had to ditch his Cessna T337G Turbo Super Skymaster. He reported he ran out of fuel before putting the plane down in a swampy area off Mason Creek.
 
A Citrus County Sheriff's Office helicopter hovers over the site where a Cessna T337G Turbo Super Skymaster made an emergency landing Thursday afternoon near Mason Creek in Homosassa. The pilot was uninjured in the incident. He reported to law enforcement that he was out of fuel at the time of the hard landing.


When Tim Nubert realized his plane didn’t have enough fuel to get him to a Brooksville airport Thursday afternoon, the Tampa man chose his next best landing strip: Homosassa marshlands.

Nubert said he was on track to land at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport from Memphis, Tennessee, when his  Cessna T337G Turbo Super Skymaster had a “fuel issue” midair, forcing him to look down toward the soft marshes surrounding Mason Creek.

Nubert was able to ease into a controllable rate of descent and landed in the marine grasslands, he said. 

When he did, the Cessna’s front propeller dug into the earth and rotated the plane to the left before the aircraft came to rest roughly a half-mile southwest of the Mason Creek public boat ramp at the end of South Mason Creek Road.

“It was textbook,” Nubert said. “I must have used 800 feet for landing.”

Responders with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Citrus County Fire Rescue, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Nature Coast EMS’ Surface Water Rescue Team searched for and rescued Nubert, who was uninjured and refused medical treatment.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lindsay Blair said the Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating what authorities are calling “an emergency landing,” and is allowing Nubert to remove his plane.

Tom Davis, with the Crystal River Airport, said there was no mayday call received by the airport prior to Nubert’s landing. Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport Manager Keven Daugherty also said his airport got no distress signal.

It took time for emergency crews to find Nubert’s plane after his plane was reported down a little after noon, and numerous rescue boats launched from the Riverhaven Marina and Mason Creek Boat Ramp to search for it.

A sheriff’s helicopter also took off to assist in the search for the downed plane, which it found and circled until boat crews reached Nubert, who was brought to the Mason Creek Boat Ramp by an FWC officer.

“It was a real soft landing,” Nubert told deputies and medics after he got ashore. “The tide worked for us.”

Sharol Lambert said she was kayaking in Mason Creek when she spotted a plane flying low and circling above her.

“He was way too close,” she said.

Lambert called the FWC Wildlife Hotline to report a dead dolphin she found nearby the Mason Creek boat ramp, and was surprised to see a quick response from FWC. She didn’t know the plane had been forced to land just moments earlier.

“I didn’t see or hear a crash,” she said.

After he was assessed by deputies and medics, Nubert took a ride to Brooksville — by land.

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

Lancair 320, N420GB: Incident occurred November 03, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Ran off the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N420GB

Date: 03-NOV-18
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N420GB
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LANCAIR 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Fly Jamaica Airways, Boeing 757-200, N524AT: Accident occurred November 09, 2018 in Georgetown, Guyana


Flight OJ-256: Declared an emergency shortly after takeoff, returned to airport and overran the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N524AT

Date: 09-NOV-18
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N524AT
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B757
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: FLY JAMAICA AIRWAYS
City: GEORGETOWN
State: GUYANA

Letters to the Editor

Disgraceful behavior by firemen

Dear Editor,

I am so disappointed having learnt about the wholesale theft by ranks of the Guyana Fire Service of personal property belonging to the crew and passengers of the crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft at CJIA.

What is even more appalling is the fact that firefighters who are internationally recognized as first responders, are expected to uphold humanitarian goals and practices in life threatening situations where persons’ lives are at risk or endangered due to natural or man-made disasters.

Take for example the heroic and exemplary performance of fire-fighters currently fighting raging wildfires in Northern and Southern California. There has not been a single report of looting or theft by the fire-fighters even though they are active in affluent neighborhoods where the rich and famous live and where there may be many valuables lying around.

Thus for Guyanese first responders under the guise of fire-fighters to act in such an irresponsible and disgraceful manner is to bring the noble service of fire-fighting into disrepute.

To steal from crew members and passengers at a time when they had to ‘run for their lives’ from a crashed passenger airplane is a crying shame and a grave embarrassment to our country and people.

This despicable act has brought into sharp focus once again the much debated question of trust and respect for ranks of the disciplined services.

This time, it is the Guyana Fire Service that has reignited the public confidence debate, not because of acts of heroism or magnanimity by its ranks, but because of acts by its own ranks that have damaged irreparably, the humanitarian image of the Guyana Fire Service.

By defaming their badges as a symbol of public faith and by the sullying the public’s trust in the Fire Service, the ranks involved in petty theft while aboard the crashed aircraft, abandoned the lofty ethics of the Guyana Fire Service. They should be decorated with badges of shame.

The GFS Stakeholder Consultation Forum held recently at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre to address Emergency Medical Technician services (EMT) was expected to ‘see all members within the GFS being trained in first responder skills in order to save lives in emergency cases’ however, the lectures delivered at that event, seem to have fallen on deaf ears in light of the crimes committed on the aircraft by ranks who would have attended the forum.

And Minister Ramjattan’s question;

“Are we up there for certain planes landing in difficulty? Ensuring minimum damage is done or no damage at all” though timely, appears to have signaled the possibility for ranks in the guise of first responders to commit opportunity crimes under the pretext of saving lives and protecting property. This was clearly demonstrated at the scene of the crash-landed Fly Jamaica aircraft.

The embarrassing incidents of theft perpetrated on an international aircraft by ranks of the Fire Service must have brought home to the Chief Fire Officer the need for more intense screening of applicants and rigorous, on-going training for recruits to the Guyana Fire Service.

Strict supervision of junior ranks by a senior experienced officer at all times especially in operational situations as the one involving the Fly Jamaica is of critical utmost importance.

Yours faithfully,

Clement J. Rohee


https://www.stabroeknews.com




The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said.

Police and fire officials  said at least nine firefighters were being questioned by investigators in connection with the reported theft.

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the pilot reported losing cash and electronic devices. He said one of the fire fighters surrendered items and then the theft began unravelling. He said other items were found at the Timehri Fire Station. A crew member also claimed her items were stolen

Gentle said the matter has been handed over to the police and stern action would be taken against those found culpable. “This is not something that we condone or take very lightly. Those found culpable will be dealt with to the fullest extent,” he said.

Other sources also told Demerara Waves Online News that a number of crew members and passengers have also claimed items, including passports, electronic devices have been stolen.

The fire fighters were among the first responders who entered the plane after it made an emergency landing at the north-eastern end of the runway.

The pilot had reported a hydraulic failure 10 minutes after departing Cheddi Jagan International Airport and requested permission to land.

On landing, one of the right engine and landing gear broke off.

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

Beech V35A Bonanza, N7036N: Accident occurred November 05, 2018 in La Paz, Mexico



Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Conimex Aviation Services Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N7036N

Date: 05-NOV-18
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N7036N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LA PAZ
State: MEXICO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N5730J: Incident occurred November 08, 2018 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, North Carolina

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

Nose gear struck a runway sign.

Lindley Field Flying School LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5730J

Date: 08-NOV-18
Time: 20:41:00Z
Regis#: N5730J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

American Airlines, Airbus A321, N912UY: Incident occurred November 08, 2018 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania



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

Struck a large bird.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N912UY

Date: 09-NOV-18
Time: 00:35:00Z
Regis#: N912UY
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321 231
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 135
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Aeronca 7DC Champion, N3213E: Incident occurred November 08, 2018 in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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

Ground looped and veered into a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3213E

Date: 08-NOV-18
Time: 17:01:00Z
Regis#: N3213E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7DC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CARLISLE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-28R-200, N820JK: Incident occurred November 07, 2018 at Whiteman Airport (KWHP), Los Angeles, California

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

Gear collapsed.

Air Hooker LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N820JK

Date: 07-NOV-18
Time: 23:09:00Z
Regis#: N820JK
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Fairchild PT-19: Incident occurred November 07, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia

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

While taxiing partially went off the taxiway and damaged a light.

Date: 07-NOV-18
Time: 17:16:00Z
Regis#:
Aircraft Make: FAIRCHILD
Aircraft Model: PT19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Envoy Air, Embraer ERJ-135, N836AE: Incident occurred November 06, 2018 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Envoy Air, flight 3956, Embraer ERJ-135:  Aborted takeoff due to hitting object on runway.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N836AE

Date: 07-NOV-18
Time: 02:59:00Z
Regis#: N836AE
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ-135
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY AIR (AMERICAN AIRLINES)
Flight Number: 3956
City: DALLAS
State: TEXAS

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3, N107PT: Incident occurred November 07, 2018 at Sacramento International Airport (KSMF), California

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

Multiple bird strikes on final.

Papa Tango LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N107PT

Date: 07-NOV-18
Time: 09:40:00Z
Regis#: N107PT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 150M, N606JC: Incident occurred November 06, 2018 in Perry, Georgia

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

During touch and go's landed in a field.

Perry Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N606JC

Date: 06-NOV-18
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N606JC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PERRY
State: GEORGIA

Sky Lease Cargo, Boeing 747-400, N908AR: Accident occurred November 07, 2018 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Nova Scotia, Canada

Ran off the end of the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N908AR

Date: 07-NOV-18
Time: 05:05:00Z
Regis#: N908AR
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 747 412F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYLEASE CARGO
Flight Number: 4854
City: HALIFAX
State: NOVA SCOTIA










A 747 cargo plane skidded off a runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport early Wednesday, leaving a trail of debris and sending four crew members to hospital, according to the airport’s official Twitter account.

The runway where the incident took place is closed until a safety review is conducted by officials, airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer told CTV’s Your Morning on Wednesday.

But the airport’s main runway has been re-opened on a limited basis — the airport had activated its emergency operations centre which meant temporarily suspending all flights coming in or out of the airport.

Spicer said, after the SkyLease Cargo plane skidded off Runway 14-32 just after 5 a.m., the crew members on board Flight KKE 4854 were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

It is not yet clear what caused the incident, she added.

Flights are expected to be “significantly impacted” by the incident and Spicer urged passengers to check with their airlines for specific delays or changes to their flights.

Officials said the flight had been travelling from Chicago to Halifax before the incident occurred, CTV Atlantic’s Natasha Pace reported Wednesday.

As part of the airport’s emergency procedures, RCMP, local police, Halifax fire services and medical response teams were called in.

Citing privacy concerns, Emergency Health Services spokesman Remo Zaccagna wouldn’t comment on the precise nature of the injuries, but said two ambulances were sent to the airport along with a supervisory unit.

Hours after the incident, the plane was still sitting on a slight incline far off the runway and within about 50 metres of a fence that marks the perimeter of the airport boundary.

The landing gear wasn’t visible, the nose of the white aircraft had sustained moderate damage and the underside of the plane appeared to be cracked and heavily damaged.

Two of the engines also appeared to be heavily damaged with the two other engines completely sheared off.

District chief Gord West said the Halifax fire department had assisted the airport's fire unit and confirmed there was no fire resulting from the crash. He added crews had sprayed the aircraft with foam.

In August, Stanfield airport announced SkyLease Cargo was operating two flights a week for First Catch, a Chinese-owned seafood freight forwarding company.

It said SkyLease 747-400 aircraft had the capacity to carry up to 120 tonnes of Nova Scotia seafood to China.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ctvnews.ca

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Cessna 172H Skyhawk, N2809L: Accident occurred November 03, 2018 at Merrill Field (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wasilla, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N2809L

Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA006
Date & Time: 11/03/2018, 0940 AKD
Registration: N2809L
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 3, 2018, about 0940 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 172 airplane, N2809L, sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing on runway 25 at Merrill Field (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 visual flight when the accident occurred. The private pilot was uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local area flight. The flight departed PAMR about 0935.

According to the pilot, on a previous flight, about 0900 the same day, when around 400 ft above ground level (AGL) during climbout, the engine began losing power and ran extremely rough. While in the traffic pattern, the engine was only able to produce about 1200 rpm. The pilot stated that he was able to return for an uneventful landing on runway 25.

Following the event, the pilot sumped both fuel tanks and gascolator and found no contaminants. He then completed a run-up with no anomalies noted and taxied for departure with the carburetor heat on. Upon reaching the run-up area, the pilot completed another run-up. With no anomalies occurring on either run-up, the pilot elected to depart for a flight around the traffic pattern.

Just after departure from runway 25, and around 300 ft AGL, the engine again began losing power and ran extremely rough. An emergency was declared and the pilot was able to return for landing. During landing, the left wing impacted the runway, resulting in substantial damage.

A detailed examination is pending. The airplane was equipped with a Continental Motors O-300 series engine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2809L
Model/Series: 172 H
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: PAMR, 138 ft msl
Observation Time: 0853 AKD
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.49 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination: Anchorage, AK (MRI) 

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: 61.215833, -149.841944

Hughes 369D, N5187S: Fatal accident occurred November 02, 2018 in McDougal, Clay County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5187S

Location: McDougal, AR
Accident Number: CEN19FA020
Date & Time: 11/02/2018, 1330 CDT
Registration: N5187S
Aircraft: Hughes 369
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 133: Rotorcraft Ext. Load

On October 2, 2018 about 1330 central daylight time (CDT), a Hughes 369D, N5187S/N454AR, was destroyed when it impacted a utility pole and, subsequently, terrain in McDougal, Arkansas. The helicopter departed from a grass landing zone with two linemen attached for short haul operations in connection with utility line work. The commercial pilot was fatally injured and the two lineman sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the external load operation that was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133, and no flight plan had been filed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes
Registration: N5187S
Model/Series: 369 D
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPOF, 327 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 19 knots, 220°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.436667, -90.452500

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.

Erik John Raisanen
October 21, 1973 - November 2, 2018

The world is a much sadder place today because Erik John Raisanen, 45, formerly of Brainerd, Minnesota, and 18-year resident of Newport News and Hampton, Virginia, died unexpectedly of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash while at work in Arkansas on November 2, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Frances Bright; his 12 year old son Jake Raisanen; daughter Kiera Raisanen; stepsons David Doss (Kelly), Andrew Doss (Shanena Smith), Kevin Doss (Shelby Smith) and Ben Doss; as well as his parents, Don and Sandy Raisanen, of Punta Gorda, Florida; his brother Davin Raisanen (Christa), sister Elin Le Claire (Jarod), and granddaughter Ivy Doss, as well as a host of other family members and many close friends, especially Matthew Miles and Elijah Kramer, both of Brainerd, Minnesota. All will miss him more than words can say, and his absence will be felt for many years to come.

Erik was born on October 21, 1973, in Saint Paul and was educated in Brainerd, Minnesota, earning Associate’s degrees in Business Administration and Small Engine Repair. He worked as a carpenter for many years but really came to life when he earned his helicopter pilot license in 2010. In flying helicopters, he found his real calling.

Erik was a man who saw the potential in life. He always embraced new experiences, learning new things, and lived life to the fullest- skydiving, motorcycle riding, scuba diving, camping, hunting, fishing, martial arts and all kinds of weaponry, reading, making beer, playing drums, and cooking. Everything he did was done with passion and a fully committed thoroughness that is rare. When he worked, he worked hard and strove for excellence, and when he spent time with his family and close friends, he did so with equal dedication. He saw the humor in situations and in people, and lightened the hearts of those around him. He could always make you laugh. In all he did, he earned the respect and admiration of those who knew him.

Erik was bold and never let the risk of failure prevent him from trying something new. He really enjoyed new adventures, new experiences, and children. He was a much beloved Boy Scout Leader of Troop 84 in Hampton, and his attention and guidance will be sorely missed by the young lives he touched. He dedicated a lot of his time to his children, and shared in their discovery and exploration of the world, offering guidance and sharing the adventure of life with them. It was not uncommon for him to sword fight and wrestle with his kids and their friends from the neighborhood all afternoon. As teens, he spent hours talking to them and taking them to watch movies and play video games. He stood as an example of what it means to be a good man, how to make sacrifices for others, and how to be strong in the face of adversity. He didn’t tell others what they should do or be; he illustrated how to work to build a better life and a happy family, and how to get back up when something knocks you down. He always chose to be happy.

Erik was fearless, and in his presence, he brought out courage in others. He encouraged them to be their best by his intrepid example and by his generous support. His actions were guided by a deep faith in God. He treated others fairly and accepted them exactly as they were. Erik was a man who really listened – he gave advice only if asked, and it was always carefully considered and wise. The light of his spirit helped others’ lights to grow brighter. He illuminated so many lives. His desire, above all, was to ensure the happiness of those that he loved.

Erik was a man who truly loved his life, his wife, all his children, his family, and his job with unbridled passion. Because his capacity to love was so immense, the loss of it is equally immense. His loss has literally torn a hole in our hearts. He will be dearly missed by all. Grief is the price we will pay for loving him so much.

Fly high Soumiman.

A memorial service for Erik John Raisanen will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA, 23608.


https://www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com


"At approximately 1:15 pm on November 2nd E-911 received a call from Air2 Electrical Construction Company operating East of McDougal reporting a helicopter crash. Upon arriving at the scene Emergency Medical Services and First Responders discovered the pilot of the rotorcraft to be deceased. The Clay County Coroner's Office recovered the body and it has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine cause of death. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and will be arriving tomorrow for further investigation. Sheriff Miller has nothing more to report at this time. The Clay County Sheriff's Department would like to extend our condolences to the family of the pilot and prayers to all those involved." -Clay County Sheriff's Department




CLAY COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Virginia man died Friday when his helicopter crashed in Clay County.

Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller tells Region 8 News the pilot was Erik John Raisanen of Hampton, Virginia. He was flying a helicopter belong to Air2, which was contracted by Entergy Arkansas.

His helicopter crashed just before 1:30 p.m. Friday off Highway 62 near County Road 245, just west of McDougal.

Entergy Arkansas released the following statement;

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim of this tragic event as well as with the entire Air2 family. Air2 is a contractor and was working for Entergy at the time of the accident. - Kerri Jackson Case, Sr. Communications Specialist Entergy Arkansas

Arkansas State Police, local fire crews, EMTs, and the Clay County Office of Emergency Services were also on the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤  http://www.kait8.com

Piper PA-28-236 Dakota, N2956B: Accident occurred November 03, 2018 at Merced Regional Airport (KMCE), California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N2956B

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA052
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 03, 2018 in Merced, CA
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N2956B

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.

Struck and damaged several approach lights.

Date: 04-NOV-18
Time: 11:21:00Z
Regis#: N2956B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 236
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MERCED
State: CALIFORNIA

Bushby Mustang II, N287BM: Fatal accident occurred November 02, 2018 near Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK), Weld County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
Lycoming Engines; Pennsylvania 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N287BM

Location: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN19FA022
Date & Time: 11/02/2018, 1153 MDT
Registration: N287BM
Aircraft: MUSTANG II
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 2, 2018, about 1153 mountain daylight time, an amateur-built MUSTANG II airplane, N287BM, impacted terrain while on final approach to the Erie Municipal Airport (EIK), near Broomfield, Colorado. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The airplane departed EIK at an unknown time for a local flight.

Multiple witnesses in the area to the south of EIK reported seeing the accident airplane just before the accident. These witnesses reported that the airplane was traveling from west to east at a low altitude. The airplane banked "hard" or "steep" to the north and the nose of the airplane came down or "dropped". One witness stated that the bank angle was near 90°.

The airplane impacted a grassy area and trees in a park near Anthem Ranch about 0.4 miles south of the approach end of runway 33 at EIK. The main wreckage included the right wing, left wing, instrument panel, fuselage, and empennage. The engine separated from the airplane and came to rest 18 ft to the north of the main wreckage. The left main landing gear tire separated and came to rest 50 yards north of the main wreckage.

A weather observation at EIK, taken at 1154 recorded wind from 300° at 7 knots. The observation taken at 1212 recorded wind from 310° at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots. A weather observation taken at Boulder Municipal Airport (BDU), Boulder, Colorado, (located 8 miles west of the accident site), at 1130 recorded wind at 290° at 24 knots, gusting to 34 knots. A weather observation taken at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Denver, Colorado, (located 7 miles southwest of the accident site), at 1150 recorded wind at 270° at 26 knots, gusting to 35 knots. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MUSTANG
Registration: N287BM
Model/Series: II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: KEIK, 5119 ft msl
Observation Time: 1154 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Erie, CO (EIK)
Destination: Erie, CO (EIK)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 39.997500, -105.045833 (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.



BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The pilot who was flying a small plane that crashed in a field in Broomfield Friday afternoon had an invalid private pilot license, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

John Durward Campbell, 58, of Erie, was flying the plane when it crashed. According to Federal Aviation Administration documents, his pilot license had been suspended since 2012, though it's unclear why. 

Both Campbell and a passenger, 20-year-old Tobias Campbell of Erie, died in the crash.

The Bushby Mustang II was built from a kit. It is unclear why it crashed.

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







The Adams County Coroner's Office has identified the two men who died last week in a plane crash in Anthem Ranch as John Campbell, 58, and Tobias Campbell, 20, both of Erie.

Cause and manner of death are still under investigation, according to the coroner's office.

The plane , a small Mustang II home-built aircraft, reportedly crashed just before noon Friday in a greenbelt area near Anthem Ranch Road and Aspen Lodge Drive. Preliminary investigation indicates the craft was being piloted for a landing at Erie Municipal Airport. Neighbors called the area an easement to the Erie airport.

Senior Air Safety Investigator Jennifer Rodi, with the National Transportation Safety Board, said the crash occurred about 11:50 a.m.

"We do not have a flight plan for this airplane at this time so we don't know where the plane departed from or what time the airplane departed," Rodi said Friday.

The plane was not communicating with air traffic control, nor was it required to, she said. She declined to speculate as to the probable cause of the crash.

Rodi said investigators will be looking into "man, machine and environment," including the pilot's health, experience and any toxicology findings. They also will examine the craft's frame and engine for mechanical anomalies and review radar data associated with the aircraft to understand how fast it was flying at the time of the crash and the course of flight.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and Adams County Coroner's Office will participate in the investigation.

They also will look at weather. Strong winds were present Friday, but Rodi said it was too early to tell if weather played a role in the crash.

Investigators were on scene Friday to examine the wreckage and talk to witnesses who reported the plane was flying west to east and initiating a turn north toward the Erie Municipal Airport.

Witnesses said the plane was both "fast in its speed" and was flying low, or lower, than what they normally expect for the area when planes are heading to Erie.

A preliminary report should be available on the National Transportation Safety Board website at ntsb.gov by Thursday or Friday, Rodi said, but a more-detailed report could take between 10 to 18 months.

Original article ➤ http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com