Thursday, November 15, 2018

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N8509U: Incident occurred November 14, 2018 at Pittsburgh International Airport (KPIT), Pennsylvania

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

Flight 1486:  Experienced a bird strike.

Southwest Airlines Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N8509U

Date: 14-NOV-18
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B738
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1486
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PENNSYLVANIA





Airplane passengers on their way to Southwest Florida International Airport received a big scare when their plane was forced to turn around and head back to Pittsburgh.

Passenger Bill Puschaver says he was sitting on board when he heard an unfamiliar noise.

“It felt like the landing gear was making a loud noise, like it malfunctioning,” Puschaver said.

A few rows behind Puschaver, sat Mary Fensel, who says she heard the same thing but saw an interesting sight outside her window.

“It was really crazy, but they said, ‘Hey, we hit a flock of geese,'” Fensel said.

Shortly after taking off from Pittsburgh International Airport, the Southwest Airlines flight hit a bird and the pilot turned the plane around to make an emergency landing at the Pittsburgh airport.

The flight then landed safely without incident in Pittsburgh International Airport, said a Southwest Airlines spokesperson. The aircraft was then removed from service for a maintenance inspection. No injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines moved all 134 passengers and six crew members on another flight to Fort Myers.

After a three and a half hour delay, passengers were able to board a different plane and fly to Fort Myers.

“It’s amazing,” Paschaver said. “I didn’t think one bird could do that much of a damage, but we’re lucky. It could’ve been worse.”

Passengers say Southwest Airlines also gave out $300 vouchers to use for Southwest flights.

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

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N264PC: Accident occurred November 14, 2018 at H. A. Clark Memorial Field Airport (KCMR), Williams, Coconino County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N264PC

Location: Williams, AZ
Accident Number: GAA19CA060
Date & Time: 11/14/2018, 1206 MST
Registration: N264PC
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of lift
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during an uphill takeoff into ascending terrain, about 4,000 ft down the 6,000 ft runway and at 80 knots, he rotated the airplane and stayed in ground effect to gain airspeed. He began pulling back to establish a climb, but the stall warning horn chirped, so he reduced the pitch attitude. He "constantly attempted" to pitch up until he heard the stall horn. At the end of the runway, he retracted the landing gear, but it did not affect performance. He reported that he knew the airplane had attained a positive climb rate but did not know the specific value. He then saw that the airplane was going to strike a tree, so he pulled back hard, but the airplane struck the tree and then impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 9 minutes after the accident, the wind was calm, temperature 10°C (50°F), dew point -16°C (3°F), and altimeter 30.41" Hg. The airplane departed on runway 18.

The airport elevation was about 6,691 ft mean sea level (msl). Runway 18 was 6,000 ft by 100 ft with a 1.0% up gradient. The calculated density altitude was 7,128 ft. The calculated takeoff distance with flaps up was 2,442 ft and the takeoff distance over a 50 ft obstacle was 4,440 ft. The calculated rate of climb was 670 ft/min.

The airplane was equipped with additional tip tanks per a supplemental type certificate, which increased the maximum gross weight to 3,833 pounds. The pilot reported that the weight at the time of the accident was 3,797 pounds with a center of gravity of 80.7", near the forward center of gravity limit.

The pilot added that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector estimated that the tree was 35 to 40 ft tall. The FAA inspector provided an on-scene picture which included an elevation and latitude/longitude coordinates for the accident site. The elevation was 6,716 ft msl and, based on the coordinates, about 0.4 miles from the end of the runway. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: 03/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/12/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1310 hours (Total, all aircraft), 214 hours (Total, this make and model), 1248 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N264PC
Model/Series: 36 A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: E-3444
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3833 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1468.8 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-39B
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: KCMR, 6677 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1915 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 219°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.41 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / -16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Williams, AZ (CMR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Avalon, CA (AVX)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1202 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: H A CLARK MEMORIAL FIELD (CMR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 6690 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.305556, -112.194444 (est)

Dragon Fly-B, N5023G: Accident occurred November 13,2018 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (PHKO), Kailua, Hawaii

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N5023G


Location: KAILUA/KONA, HI
Accident Number: GAA19CA059
Date & Time: 11/13/2018, 1130 HDT
Registration: N5023G
Aircraft: Eugene Wells Dragon Fly-B
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the approach, there was "heavy traffic" behind, and a crosswind from the right. During a wheel landing, he tried to "maintain speed" to clear the runway, but the airplane began to "fishtail". He added power to regain control, but the airplane exited the left side of the runway, the left wing impacted the ground, and the airplane came to rest in a "lava field".

The pilot further reported the accident was pilot error due to lack of experience in the airplane. He added that he did not have a tailwheel endorsement, and had a total of 3 flight hours in tailwheel airplanes with a certified flight instructor.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The automated weather observation system at the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 220° at 9 knots. The pilot was landing on runway 17.

After multiple attempts, the pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board form 6120.1.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/11/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eugene Wells
Registration: N5023G
Model/Series: Dragon Fly-B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 1
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 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: PHKO, 43 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 260°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: KAILUA/KONA, HI (KOA)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:  Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Airport: ELLISON ONIZUKA KONA INTL AT K (KOA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 47 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 11000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 19.736944, -156.043056 (est)

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N1715J: Accident occurred November 14, 2018 in Presidio County, Texas


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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N1715J



Location: Presidio, TX
Accident Number: WPR19LA027
Date & Time: 11/14/2018, 1542 CST
Registration: N1715J
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 14, 2018, at 1542 central standard time, a Piper PA-28-140 N1715J, experienced a loss of engine power and the pilot initiated a forced landing to a dry riverbed near Presidio, Texas. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. 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 cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed Arlington, Texas, at an undetermined time and was destined for Presidio Lely International Airport (PRS).

The pilot reported that prior to departure, the airplane was fueled with an amount for an estimated 5 hours of flight time for the planned 3 hours and 40-minute cross-country flight from Arlington to Presidio.

About 6 miles from Presidio, the pilot reported that the engine experienced a loss of power. Unable to reach the airport, the pilot initiated a forced landing to a dry riverbed. During the approach, the airplane stalled about 20 ft above ground level and struck vegetation before touching down, coming to rest upright.

The airplane was recovered and moved to a secure storage facility for further examination.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1715J
Model/Series: PA28 140
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: KPRS, 2940 ft msl
Observation Time: 2135 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / -11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Arlington, TX (GKY)
Destination: Presidio, TX (PRS)

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: 29.564167, -104.270000 (est)

Pilatus PC12/45, N451SS: Incident occurred November 10, 2018 at Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (KMSL), Muscle Shoals, Colbert County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama

Veered off the end of the runway.

Boutique Air
Targaryen LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N451SS

Date: 10-NOV-18
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N451SS
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC 12/45
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MUSCLE SHOALS
State: ALABAMA

Cessna 310L, N37RS: Incident occurred November 13, 2018 at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Nose gear collapsed.

Classic Air Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N37RS

Date: 13-NOV-18
Time: 19:13:00Z
Regis#: N37RS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESA
State: ARIZONA

Van's RV-7A, registered to private individuals and operated by the pilot, N5433T: Accident occurred November 10, 2018 near Ramona Airport (KRNM), San Diego County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5433T

Location: Ramona, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA023
Date & Time: 11/10/2018, 0752 PST
Registration: N5433T
Aircraft: Vans RV7A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 10, 2018, about 0752 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur built Vans RV-7A airplane, N5433T, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during takeoff from Ramona Airport, Ramona, California. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to private individuals 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 for the local flight, which was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot and passenger reported that the airplane had recently been constructed and the accident flight was the first flight. Following an uneventful engine runup, the pilot applied full power to initiate a takeoff. As the airplane crossed the departure end of runway 27, about 500 ft above ground level, the engine began to lose power. Despite the pilot's attempts, he was unable to restore engine power and initiated a forced landing in an open dirt field. During the landing roll, the right main landing gear struck a rock and separated. The airplane came to rest upright; however, a postimpact fire ensued, which consumed the inboard sections of both wings and the fuselage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N5433T
Model/Series: RV7A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: William G  Lull
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNM, 1393 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ramona, CA (RNM)
Destination: Ramona, CA (RNM) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.040833, -116.925556 (est)



A small plane crashed near the Ramona Airport in San Diego County Saturday morning after the pilot reported losing power to the aircraft, officials confirmed.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said the aircraft went down just after 7:50 a.m. in a field off Rangeland and Highland roads, about 200 feet off the roadway, just west of the airport.

Cal Fire officials said flames engulfed the plane following the crash. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the fire on the plane, preventing the flames from spreading to surrounding brush in the field.

Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol confirmed two people inside the plane escaped the crash uninjured.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson Allen Kenitzer told NBC 7 the aircraft was a Vans RV-7A. He said the pilot reported the plane lost power shortly after departing from the airport.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage, Kenitzer said. The crash will be further investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Ramona resident Nikki Bridges witnessed the aftermath as the aircraft went up in flames.

“When I saw the flames, I freaked out,” she told NBC 7. “What I saw was flames – bright orange, red, hot, hot flames. Black smoke started coming over.”

At that point, Bridges said she couldn’t tell that a plane was being consumed by the fire. Rather, she thought it was a brush fire that, under current dry conditions, might quickly spread.

“With everything going up with the fires up near L.A. and Malibu – we’re such a tinder dry box out here. Yesterday it was super windy, I just thought the whole grassland was going to go up.”

Bridges immediately thought that, if this was a brush fire, she and her pets – including cats, a dog, two pigs, five horses and a donkey – would have to evacuate.

“I’m just so relieved that the passengers are safe and relieved that we didn’t have to scramble [to evacuate],” she added.

The Ramona Airport is located along Montecito Road, about two miles west of Ramona’s central business district.

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

Piper PA-23-160 Apache, N3363P: Incident occurred November 11, 2018 near Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

Struck a bird on final.

DuBois Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N3363P

Date: 11-NOV-18
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N3363P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 160
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 501 Citation ISP, N565V: Incident occurred November 12, 2018 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

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

Overrun during landing rollout and damaged a light.

Pikes Peak Flyers LLP

https://registry.faa.gov/N565V

Date: 12-NOV-18
Time: 04:45:00Z
Regis#: N565V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 501
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, registered to and operated by CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC, N4642J: Accident occurred November 12, 2018 at Inverness Airport (KINF), Citrus County, Florida

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4642J

Location: Inverness, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA081
Date & Time: 11/12/2018, 1400 EST
Registration: N4642J
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor reported that, with the pilot receiving instruction at the flight controls, during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left and the instructor took the flight controls. He added full power, reduced flaps, and the airplane continued to veer left. The airplane exited the runway to the left, impacted a ditch, the nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The instructor reported that the wind was from 170° at 8 knots. The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 140° at 4 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 19. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 62, Female
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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/10/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/25/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3776 hours (Total, all aircraft), 74 hours (Total, this make and model), 9.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/09/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/07/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1800 hours (Total, this make and model), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 59 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4642J
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17273658
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/03/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 14880 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KINF, 50 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1915 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 5°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Inverness, FL (INF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1325 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: INVERNESS (INF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 64 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.806389, -82.318056 (est)



































AIRCRAFT: 1979 CESSNA 172N N4642J, s/n: 17273658

AFTT 14942.90. Last annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 14880.8 AFTT, 1814 Tach

Current Tach - 1876.1

ENGINE: Lycoming O-3202-H2AD, s/n: RL-8399-76T

Last Annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 1814 Tach and 1045 TSOH. Last overhaul 11/11/2015

PROPELLER:  McCauley 1C160/DTM7557, s/n: BA087

Last Annual inspection on 10/03/2018 at 1814 Tach and 1045 TSOH

EQUIPMENT:  The items below were removed for safekeeping and are stored with the logs. 

Garmin GTX-327 Transponder s/n: 83720191

Garmin GNS 430W s/n: 97107760

Bendix King KX-155 s/n: 39064

Garmin GMA 340 s/n: 96273858

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: The aircraft left the runway after landing and impacted a ditch causing it to flip over nose to tail.  It came to rest inverted.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:

Propeller is damaged & engine experienced sudden stoppage.

Engine mount is visibly bent, firewall is buckled, and the adjacent structure in the belly and belly skins is damaged.

Cowlings and exhaust are damaged.

Nose gear is broken off and extensive damage to attachment area.

Left wing is bent and buckled, and the wing strut is bent mid span.

Right wing has leading edge damage.

Fuselage is buckled and deformed midway between the rear window and empennage.

Left side door will not close.

Vertical stabilizer is damaged.

Windshield is scratched and abraded.   

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Inverness, Florida (KINF)

REMARKS:  Salvage is sold as is/where is.  Inspection is recommended.  The Airworthiness Certificate was lost during the recovery and has not been located.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N4642J.html