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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N264PC

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA060
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Williams, AZ
Aircraft: Beech 36, registration: N264PC

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.

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Date: 14-NOV-18
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N264PC
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WILLIAMS
State: ARIZONA

Dragon Fly-B, N5023G: Accident occurred November 13,2018 in Kailua, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

https://registry.faa.gov/N5023G


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA059
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in KAILUA/KONA, HI
Aircraft: Eugene Wells Dragon Fly-B, registration: N5023G

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.

Turned onto abandoned strip prior to taxiway.

Date: 13-NOV-18
Time: 21:56:00Z
Regis#: N5023G
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: DRAGON FLY B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: KAILUA
State: HAWAII

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

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

Made emergency landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1715J

Date: 14-NOV-18
Time: 02:20:00Z
Regis#: N1715J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: PRESIDIO
State: TEXAS

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, N4642J: Accident occurred November 12, 2018 at Inverness Airport (KINF), Citrus County, Florida

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

CAG Aircraft Holdings LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4642J

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA081
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 12, 2018 in Inverness, FL
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N4642J

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.

Slid off the runway into the grass and flipped over.

Date: 12-NOV-18
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N4642J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: INVERNESS
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739GP: Incident occurred November 09, 2018 at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (KMLB), Brevard County, Florida

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

On approach struck a bird, during taxi veered into the grass and struck a light.

Skyline Solutions Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N739GP

Date: 09-NOV-18
Time: 19:10:00Z
Regis#: N739GP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

Epic LT, N385MM: Incident occurred November 10, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida -and- Incident occurred February 02, 2017 in Miami, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

November 10, 2018:  Gear up landing.

Epic Aero LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N385MM

Date: 10-NOV-18
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N385MM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: EPIC LT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

February 02, 2017: Aircraft landed without nose wheel resulting in a propeller strike.

Date: 02-FEB-17
Time: 19:13:00Z
Regis#: N385MM
Aircraft Make: EPIC
Aircraft Model: EPIC LT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 150G, N6204S: Accident occurred November 11, 2018 in Port St. Joe, Gulf County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; NW Florida

Landed in the Gulf and flipped over.

Red Baron Flying Club Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N6204S

Date: 11-NOV-18
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N6204S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150G
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORT SAINT JOE
State: FLORIDA

Hawker Siddeley HS-125-700A, N406J: Incident occurred November 12, 2018 at Barrow County Airport (KWDR), Winder, Georgia

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

Veered off the runway into the grass, struck several lights and a sign.

Songbird Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N406J

Date: 12-NOV-18
Time: 18:05:00Z
Regis#: N406J
Aircraft Make: BRITISH AEROSPACE
Aircraft Model: HS 125 700A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINDER
State: GEORGIA

Robinson R44 Raven II, N445KP: Accident occurred November 10, 2018 in Lihue, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N445KP

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA066
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Lihue, HI
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N445KP

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.

Cellular telephone flew out of the rotorcraft and hit the tail rotor, made precautionary landing.

Date: 10-NOV-18
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N445KP
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44 II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LIHUE
State: HAWAII

Cessna 206 Stationair, N16HT: Accident occurred November 09, 2018 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho

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

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N16HT

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 09, 2018 in Boise, ID
Aircraft: Cessna 206, registration: N16HT

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.

Bird strike.

Date: 09-NOV-18
Time: 06:35:00Z
Regis#: N16HT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BOISE
State: IDAHO

Cessna 680A Citation Latitude, N626LA: Incident occurred November 09, 2018 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Sedgwick County, Kansas



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

Gear up landing.

Cessna Aircraft Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N626LA

Date: 09-NOV-18
Time: 20:57:00Z
Regis#: N626LA
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 680A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Raytheon Hawker 850XP, N403CT: Incident occurred November 12, 2018 at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (KMSP), Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Landed gear up.

Emerald Cloud LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N403CT

Date: 12-NOV-18
Time: 18:24:00Z
Regis#: N403CT
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: HAWKER 850XP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA




A plane with a landing gear issue that tried to make an emergency landing in Duluth has landed safely in the Twin Cities. 

A report of a plane with a nose gear issue prompted an emergency response at the Duluth International Airport late Monday afternoon. After about 45 minutes, the plane diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

A spokesperson for the Duluth airport said the private plane was diverted to Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport at the pilot's request. It landed safely there at 6:35 p.m.

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