Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739MK: Incident occurred November 18, 2018 at Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell, New Jersey

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

Prop strike then veered off the runway.

Sherman Aviation LLC
c/o Century Air Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N739MK

Date: 18-NOV-18
Time: 20:48:00Z
Regis#: N739MK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CALDWELL
State: NEW JERSEY

Van's RV-6A, N421PT: Incident occurred November 16, 2018 at Santa Fe Regional Airport (KSAF), New Mexico

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

Propeller struck taxiway light.

https://registry.faa.gov/N421PT

Date: 16-NOV-18
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N421PT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: VANS RV 6A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA FE
State: NEW MEXICO

Envoy Air, Embraer E145: Incident occurred November 16, 2018 at LaGuardia Airport (KLGA), New York, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York, New York

Flight 5378: Advised of damage to right inboard flap due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 16-NOV-18
Time: 01:47:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E145
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY AIR
Flight Number: 5378
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

Piper PA-22-150, N6902D: Accident occurred November 18, 2018 at Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY), Catawba County, North Carolina

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

Spun around and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6902D

Date: 18-NOV-18
Time: 15:23:00Z
Regis#: N6902D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 22 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HICKORY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-140, N7505R: Incident occurred November 18, 2018 in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina

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

Force landed in a field.

MIL2ATP Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N7505R

Date: 18-NOV-18
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N7505R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GOLDSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, operated by Lanier Flight Center, N70252: Accident occurred November 16, 2018 near Macon County Airport (1A5), Franklin, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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/N70252



Location: Franklin, NC
Accident Number: ERA19TA051
Date & Time: 11/16/2018, 1015 EST
Registration: N70252
Aircraft: Cessna E162
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 16, 2018, about 1015 eastern standard time, a Cessna 162, N70252, operated by Lanier Flight Center, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a field near Franklin, North Carolina. The sport pilot received minor injuries. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (GVL), Gainesville, Georgia, about 0900. The flight was destined to Macon County Airport (1A5), Franklin, North Carolina.

The sport pilot reported that near the destination airport, he reduced engine rpm from 2,350 to 2,200 and began a slow descent from cruise altitude of 3,500 ft mean sea level (msl) to traffic pattern altitude of 2,800 ft msl. The carburetor heat was not on at that time and about 2 minutes later, he became aware that the engine had lost all power without any roughness or sputtering. The sport pilot positioned the carburetor heat to on, mixture to full rich, and confirmed the fuel shut-off valve was not engaged; however, he was unable to restart the engine. During a forced landing to a field, the right wing struck a fence and the airplane came to rest inverted. The sport pilot further stated that after the accident, the operator inspected the airplane. Adequate fuel remained onboard and was absent of contamination. Additionally, no preimpact mechanical malfunctions were identified with the airframe or engine. The operator subsequently attempted a test-run of the engine on the airframe and the engine started and ran normally. The sport pilot added that he did not have a full understanding of the potentially subtle nature of carburetor ice.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed damage to the right wing and fuselage. The inspector confirmed that at his request, the operator completed a successful test-run of the engine on the airframe.

The recorded weather at the destination airport, at 1020, included a temperature of 5° C and a dewpoint of 0° C. Review of an FAA carburetor icing chart for the given conditions revealed "Serious icing (cruise power)." Review of a pilot operating handbook for the make and model airplane revealed "…Descent…5. CARB HEAT Control Know – ON (as required)…." 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/13/2018
Flight Time:   159 hours (Total, all aircraft), 159 hours (Total, this make and model), 159 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N70252
Model/Series: E162 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 16200071
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/26/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 32 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1360 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200
Registered Owner: Lanier Equipment Leasing Llc
Rated Power: 100 hp
Operator: Lanier Flight Center
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 1A5, 2034 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1020 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 345°
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: 30.13 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Gainesville, GA (GVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Franklin, NC (1A5)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EST
Type of Airspace: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.101944, -83.385278 (est)









MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Macon County Emergency Services responded Friday morning to a plane crash on the east side of U.S. 441/Highway 23/Georgia Road, just south of the visitors' center.

MACON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Macon County Emergency Services responded Friday morning to a plane crash on the east side of U.S. 441/Highway 23/Georgia Road, just south of the visitors' center.

"Obviously there is still an investigation underway into what happened, but the initial report was that there was perhaps engine failure. The pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing and ended up crashing into the field here next to the highway," said Warren Cabe, Macon County EMS director.

The plane went down around 10 a.m. and there were no serious injuries.

Pilot Doug Finner tells News 13 that he was able to get himself out of the cockpit after the plane flipped during the emergency landing, saying the seatbelt worked, and he was able to walk away with just a few minor injuries.

Finner says his single-engine rented Cessna Skycatcher, registered in Gainesville, Georgia, lost power to the engine, and he was forced to make an emergency landing in a cow pasture south of Franklin.

Highway 23 can be busy at times and is a common route for large trucks. Finner said he the plane bounced over four or five lanes while, luckily, no one was driving by.

He was trying to land in the field across the street, but, he says, when he realized the plane could clip a tree, he turned the plane and then bounced on one side of the road before the nose went into the embankment, on the other side, causing the plane to flip.

Finner was able to free himself from the upside down cockpit and only suffered a few cuts.

He left from Gainesville Georgia, destined for Macon County. He says he will soon head back to Georgia, and the plane will be towed.

The plane was a rental which Finner said he had flown on and off for the last year.

The FAA is investigating.

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

Cessna 182D Skylane, N8903X: Accident occurred November 16, 2018 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (KCLT), North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8903X


Location: Charlotte, NC
Accident Number: GAA19CA064
Date & Time: 11/16/2018, 1540 EST
Registration: N8903X
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during preflight, he did not observe any issues with the nose wheel tire. However, during landing touchdown at the destination airport, he felt something was wrong, so he pulled back on the controls. The airplane "left the ground for a few seconds" and landed hard the second time. He taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 12 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 220° at 5 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 36R.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/18/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 279.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 279.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 19.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8903X
Model/Series: 182 D
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18253303
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3494.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-L
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: KCLT, 769 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2052 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 326°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Asheville, NC (AVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1500 EST
Type of Airspace: Class B

Airport Information

Airport: CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (CLT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 747 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8677 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: 35.214444, -80.947222 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N838P: Incident occurred November 17, 2018 in Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina

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

Veered off the runway into the grass.

https://registry.faa.gov/N838P

Date: 17-NOV-18
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N838P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SANFORD
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-32R-301 Saratoga II HP, N4137W: Accident occurred November 17, 2018 at Darke County Airport (KVES), Versailles, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

335 Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4137W

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA069
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Versailles, OH
Aircraft: Piper PA32R, registration: N4137W


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.

Ran off the runway through a fence.

Date: 17-NOV-18
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N4137W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 301
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VERSAILLES
State: OHIO






VERSAILLES – A single-engine aircraft crash was reported during a landing Saturday afternoon at the Darke County Airport.

At approximately 4:20 p.m., emergency personnel from the Versailles Fire Department, Versailles Rescue and deputies from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office as well as investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration were dispatched to the Darke County Airport located at 9724 State Route 121 in reference to a plane crash.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, preliminary investigations revealed a 1999 Piper Saratoga single engine aircraft, piloted by 77-year-old Charles White of Gallatin, Tennessee, was attempting a landing eastbound on the main runway when the aircraft veered off the the left side and came to rest in a field.

The aircraft was reported as losing the left wing and part of the landing gear as a result of the crash. There was no fire reported from the aircraft, and it is unknown if the the fuel cells remained intact from the impact.

The aircraft was carrying one passenger at the time of the incident, 66-year-old aircraft owner Jeffrey Kingsbury of Gallatin, Tennessee, who was uninjured in the crash. White also was uninjured in the crash but was treated on the scene by Versailles Rescue and transported to Wayne HealthCare for an unrelated issue separate from the incident.

The NTSB is expected to arrive at the Darke County Airport sometime on Sunday to assist in the investigation.

The incident will remain under investigation by the Darke County Accident Reconstruction Team, the FAA and the NTSB.

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

Robinson R44, N4167Y: Accident occurred November 18, 2018 in Knox City, Knox County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Cedar Ridge Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4167Y

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA063
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Knox City, TX
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N4167Y

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.

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 18-NOV-18
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N4167Y
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: KNOX CITY
State: TEXAS

Jabiru J230-SP, N667J: Accident occurred November 18, 2018 in Center, Shelby County, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N667J



NTSB Identification: GAA19CA067
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Center, TX
Aircraft: JABIRU J230-SP, registration: N667J

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.

Force landed in a field, crossed highway, struck a ditch and flipped over.

Date: 18-NOV-18
Time: 19:14:00Z
Regis#: N667J
Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT
Aircraft Model: J230 SP
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CENTER
State: TEXAS




SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Department of Public Safety said mechanical issues caused a plane to crash in Shelby County Sunday.

According to a press release, DPS responded to the scene of a forced airplane landing on State Highway 7 that occurred due to mechanical issues, about five miles south of Joaquin.

The press release said the preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 1 p.m., a 2009 Jabiru Sport airplane was reportedly flying from Baton Rouge, LA to Center, TX when it was forced to land and overturned, off SH 7. No injuries were reported.

The release said the pilot of the aircraft is identified as 53-year-old Leonard Lorden, from Mansfield, TX. Lorden and a nine-year-old passenger were not reportedly injured during the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

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

Cessna 210B, N9731X: Incident occurred November 16, 2018 in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas

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

Landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9731X

Date: 16-NOV-18
Time: 17:28:00Z
Regis#: N9731X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN ANGELO
State: TEXAS

Nanchang CJ-6A, N621CJ: Incident occurred November 17, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Gear up landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N621CJ

Date: 17-NOV-18
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N621CJ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: CJ 6A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RICHMOND
State: VIRGINIA

Piper 46-350P Malibu Mirage, registered to and operated by Centex Flyers LLC, N88VZ: Accident occurred November 18, 2018 at Grant County Airport (W99), Petersburg, West Virginia

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N88VZ


Location: Petersburg, WV
Accident Number: ERA19LA086
Date & Time: 11/18/2018, 1245 EST
Registration: N88VZ
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 18, 2018, about 1245 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-46-350P, N88VZ, registered to and operated by Centex Flyers LLC, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion at the Grant County Airport (W99), Petersburg, West Virginia. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the personal flight that originated about 0845 from Llano Municipal Airport, Llano, Texas, and was destined for W99.

The pilot stated that with a calm wind, he entered an extended right base leg of the airport traffic pattern for runway 13, where he lowered the flaps to 10° and extending the landing gear. He then extended the flaps to 20° and turned onto final approach while maintaining 103 knots indicated airspeed. He called aloud "three green" on final approach, and did not recall if he lowered the flaps to 36 degrees, which he typically would do. The main landing gears touched down smoothly in the landing zone, and he then felt the airplane slide, similar to being on an ice patch. He did not recall if the nose landing gear was on the runway before or at time of slide. He immediately applied rudder input to maintain directional control, but as the airplane started to veer to the left, he moved the power lever into beta to slow the airplane.

The pilot further stated that up to this point, he had not deployed beta as there was adequate runway remaining to stop. Within a short time, he was unable to keep airplane on the runway with rudder input. The airplane departed the left side of the runway, impacted a small berm, and the nose landing gear to collapsed. The airplane came to rest upright nearly 90° from the path it had departed the runway. The passengers evacuated the airplane while the pilot shut down the engine and secured the airplane. He then walked the runway and did not see any ice, but did see solid rubber transfer on the runway from the nose landing gear.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N88VZ
Model/Series: PA46 350P
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: W99, 963 ft msl
Observation Time: 1255 EST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Llano, TX (AQO)
Destination: Petersburg, WV (W99)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  38.995556, -79.145833 (est)

Scottish Aviation Series 100 MDL 101 Bulldog, N82696: Accident occurred November 17, 2018 in Lake Pleasant, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N82696

Location: Lake Pleasant, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19TA037
Date & Time: 11/17/2018, 1300 MST
Registration: N82696
Aircraft: Scottish Aviation SERIES 100 MDL 101
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 17, 2018 at 1300 mountain standard time, an experimental Scottish Aviation Series 100 MDL 101, N82696, experienced a loss of engine power and the pilot initiated a forced landing on the lake near Lake Pleasant, Arizona. The private pilot and passenger received minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight around the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed the Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT), Phoenix, Arizona, at an unknown time.

The pilot reported that after accomplishing a preflight check, which included checking the oil and sumping the fuel, he then fueled the airplane before taxiing to the run-up area. After the run-up check was completed, the flight departed to the north toward Lake Pleasant for sightseeing. The pilot stated that while over the lake about 700 ft above water level, the engine started to shake and subsequently lost power. The pilot performed a restart that included turning the auxiliary fuel pump on and dove the airplane toward the water in hope of assisting in the engine restart. The engine started but was producing about 50% power. A glider port was just south of the lake that the pilot thought that he might be able to make, however, the engine again lost power when he placed the airplane in a climb attitude. The pilot subsequently initiated a landing on the lake. After touch down, the airplane sank.

Witnesses from different locations, reported seeing a low-flying airplane in the area. One witness at a boat ramp saw the airplane traveling in a westerly direction about 40 ft above the water. He did not hear any unusual noises emanating from the engine. Another witness, traveling in his jet boat reported that the airplane crashed about 20 ft in front him. The airplane was in a nose down attitude. The witness stated that the passenger was able to get out of the airplane quickly, but the pilot had a more difficult time getting out of the airplane. An additional witness reported that the airplane came over the hills at a low altitude and made a sweeping right turn toward the north. It then gained altitude, where the witness lost sight of it as it disappeared into a canyon. The witness stated that the engine sounded normal, but that the airplane was flying erratically.

According to the pilot, the engine was rebuilt about 2 years ago and had about 100-150 hours in service. The mixture was approximately one-half inch lean and the auxiliary pump was in the ON position as he was flying low.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Scottish Aviation
Registration: N82696
Model/Series: SERIES 100 MDL 101 100 101
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: KDVT, 1455 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (DVT) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 33.903333, -112.300556 (est)

Mahmood Tehrani had taken his adult nephew for a ride in his Scottish Aviation Series 100 MDL 101 Bulldog when the aircraft started acting up.


SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Scottsdale pilot who survived a crash landing on Lake Pleasant last weekend is talking about this harrowing experience.

Mahmood Tehrani had taken his adult nephew for a ride in his rare single-engine plane when the aircraft started acting up.

“I feel the engine start to quit, so very low power,” said Tehrani. “Then it quit.”

Tehrani, who has been a pilot for 21 years, had to take drastic action. He dove down straight toward the water hoping the airflow would get the propeller going again.

“When you dive, the wind will turn the prop to help the engine come back on,” said Tehrani. “Fortunately, it came on, but there was not enough power. Something was definitely wrong.”

Tehrani says the plane did not have enough power to climb altitude. Then the engine quit again.

Tehrani knew the plane would go down but he had enough time to decide where. He spotted a boat below and steered toward it with hopes someone on board could rescue he and his nephew if they survived the impact.

The two braced for a crash landing.

“In about five seconds [the plane] was under water,” said Tehrani. “Very fast. So I open the canopy and turn off the power and I ask my nephew to get out.”

Tehrani says he went up for air but realized he his shirt had caught on something on the plane. He struggled to tear himself free and get his head above water.

Tehrani and his nephew surfaced. Two men on the nearby boat pulled them from the lake.

“The gentleman who helped us, he gave his t-shirt to me and said, 'Hold onto your lips because it’s really bad,'” said Tehrani. “I was thinking it’s just a little cut. Later on, I see it and it was a big, big cut.”

Tehrani had to get 20 stitches on his chin and a few stitches on his upper lip. He suffered three broken ribs and a few scrapes and bruises. His nephew also walked away from the crash with minor injuries.

“Maybe that’s the gift of the Thanksgiving for me,” said Tehrani jokingly.

To the good Samaritans that saved him, he said, “Thank you.”

The frightening ordeal, however, will not keep Tehrani from flying the skies. He has another plane and intends to continue doing what he loves.

“Flying is my passion,” said Tehrani. “If I don’t fly, I’m dead. So I have another plane to be happy again.”

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




The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash at Lake Pleasant. 

MSCO along with the Peoria Fire Department responded to the report of a single engine aircraft that had gone down in Lake Pleasant near the north four-lane boat ramp just after 1:00 p.m.

Lake Patrol Deputies found a father and son on the plane conscious and alert.

MCSO identified the two as the pilot Mahmood Tehrani, 63, and the passenger Fabien Tehrani, 36.

They were pulled from the water by two boaters and treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. 

Jesse Floyd and Jack Ogle said the plane went down just feet away from their boat.

"We thought it was a power boat going by us trying to catch us, when we looked back it was a plane because we saw the nose going down," said the two boaters.

They said they turned their boat around and went straight to the wreck to help. 

"The plane went under and two seconds he popped up, we got him on the boat and brought him to shore," said Floyd and Ogle. 

The FAA confirmed the aircraft sank. They will be investigating along with the NTSB, which usually takes up to a year to complete. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but the pilot of the plane told the two witnesses that their engine may have failed.  

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.fox10phoenix.com



PEORIA, AZ - Two men are expected to be OK after a plane they were on crashed into Lake Pleasant on Saturday afternoon. 

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, just after 1 p.m., lake patrol deputies responded to reports of a single-engine plane that had gone down. 

Officials say both of men, reportedly father and son were treated for minor injuries. They were later identified as 63-year-old Mahmood FaniTehrani and 36-year-old Fabien Tehrani. 

Jack Ogle was one of two Good Samaritans who helped rescue the two men from the crashed plane. Ogle said the plane crashed about 20 feet from his boat.

"The plane sat there nose down with the tail up and you could see the two passengers in the plane and then the passenger he got his seatbelt harness undone really quickly and then the driver he had a little bit more of a problem with it, and then the plane sat there and bobbed a few times, and then all of a sudden it went under with him in the plane. We were about to jump in the water and try to get him out of his harness cause the plane was still bobbing but he was just under the water and he popped up and we got him in the life vest and got him in the boat," Ogle said. "It happened fast, I mean, -- I had -- when the plane crashed I had him to the shore within 15 minutes." 

It's unclear at this time what caused the plane to go down. Impairment is not a factor according to officials. No further information was immediately available.

This comes less than a day after a plane crash killed two people in Heber-Overgaard.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.abc15.com