Sunday, November 25, 2018

King Air B200: Incident occurred February 02, 2019 in Lausanne-Switzerland

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA342
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Incident occurred Saturday, February 02, 2019 in Lausanne-Switzerland
Aircraft: RAYTHEON B200, registration: N7779V
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Switzerland has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a RAYTHEON B200 airplane that occurred on February 02, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Switzerland's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Switzerland.

Cessna 150H, XB-OWS, Escuela de Aviacion Aire: Fatal accident occurred February 10, 2019 in Zona Esmeralda, Atizapan

NTSB Identification: CEN19WA081
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Atizapán de Zaragoza, México 
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Mexico has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a CESSNA 150H airplane that occurred on February 10, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Mexico's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Mexico.







Dos personas fallecieron tras el desplome de una aeronave que ocurrió a dos kilómetros de la pista del Aeródromo de Atizapán de Zaragoza, Estado de México.

De acuerdo con reportes preliminares, aproximadamente a las 14:20 horas cayó la aeronave tipo Cessna C150, matrícula XB-OWS, perteneciente a la Escuela de Aviación "Aire", informó el gobierno mexiquense en una tarjeta informativa.

Hasta el momento se desconocen las causas del percance, las cuales determinará la Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil.

Piper PA-18: Incident occurred February 16, 2019 in Brustem Airfield, Belgium

NTSB Identification: CEN19WA089
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Incident occurred Saturday, February 16, 2019 in Brustem Airfield, Belgium
Aircraft: PIPER PA19, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Belgium has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a PIPER PA19 airplane that occurred on February 16, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Belgium's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Belgium.

Cessna 210L Centurion II, PT-JIC: Fatal accident occurred February 13, 2019 in Belém, Brazil

NTSB Identification: ERA19WA127
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in Belém City, State of Pará, Brazil
Aircraft: Cessna 210, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Brazil has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Cessna 210 airplane that occurred on February 13, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Brazil's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Brazil.






Una persona murió y dos resultaron heridas tras estrellarse una avión de pequeño porte contra una casa en Belém, capital del estado brasileño de Pará, según informó el Cuerpo de Bomberos Militar de Pará (CBM) a la prensa local.

Las dos personas que iban dentro de la avioneta quedaron atrapadas en los herrajes. El copiloto, Lucas Ernesto Santos, falleció en el accidente, mientras que el piloto, Bruno Alencar, presenta un traumatismo craneal y está siendo atendido por los servicios del Samu. La tercera persona, vigilante del edificio en el que impactó el avión, sufrió excoriaciones. 

Todavía se desconocen las causas del accidente. 

https://actualidad.rt.com

Robinson R66, C-GAUA, Helico Blais: Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 2019 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada

NTSB Identification: CEN19WA103
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, March 04, 2019 in Timmins, CYTS, Canada
Aircraft: Robinson R66, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Canada has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a Robinson R66 helicopter that occurred on March 04, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Canada's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


All investigative information will be released by the government of Canada.


Jody and Nicole Blais

Ontario Provincial Police say they have found the bodies of 49-year-old Jody Blais and 47-year old Nicole Blais, both of Kapuskasing.

The couple had been missing since March 4, when their helicopter left from Sudbury, but did not arrive at its destination of Kapuskasing.

Captain Marty Zimmer with the Royal Canadian Air Force, who was the search master tasked with finding the helicopter, said wreckage was found west of the Timmins airport, in a wooded area, and partially covered by snow.

Zimmer said both occupants had been found in the wreckage, and confirmed they did not survive the crash.

Zimmer added that the frequent snow in the area was a challenge in finding the site, as crews relied primarily on visual identification on numerous passes —   he estimates crews flew over the area 8 times— before locating the helicopter.

"We had about 75 people who were involved from the Royal Canadian Air Force and at one point I think we had up to eleven or twelve modern aircraft that were involved in the search," Zimmer said.

Zimmer said the RCAF also received support from the Canadian Armed Forces, the Civil Air Search and rescue, the Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police. These were in addition to volunteers organized by the Blais family, who searched on the ground.

The crews who discovered the wreckage will remain at the site until it can be secured by Ontario Provincial Police, Zimmer said.

The investigation is now turning over to the Ontario Provincial Police and the Transportation Safety Board, Zimmer said.

The TSB's mandate includes conducting "...independent investigations, including public inquiries when necessary, into selected  transportation occurrences in order to make findings as to their causes and contributing factors," their website states.

"It's just unfortunate that the outcome was not what we were expecting," Zimmer said. "[We were] hoping to bring loved ones back to their family."

https://www.cbc.ca

Robinson R44 Clipper II, LN-ORH: Fatal accident occurred February 17, 2019 in Røldalsfjellet, Norway



NTSB Identification: CEN19WA083
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Roeldal, Norway
Aircraft: ROBINSON R44, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Norway has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a ROBINSON R44 helicopter that occurred on February 17, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Norway's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Norway.




Helikopteret vart lokalisert av eit redningshelikopter på Røldalsfjellet ved 3-tida natt til måndag. Vraket ligg i ein bratt skråning på Røldalsfjellet.

Redningsmannskap har komme seg fram til helikopteret og begge to er funne omkomne, seier operasjonsleiar Per Algrøy i Vest politidistrikt til NRK.

De omkomne var heimehøyrande i Rogaland.

Ifølgje redningsleiar i Hovudredningssentralen i Sør-Noreg, Edvard Middelthon var helikopterturen ikkje meldt inn på førehand.

Truleg tok helikopteret av i 15.20-tida frå Røldal, men det er ikkje sikkert. Turen var ikkje på det me kallar ein «registrert flight plan». Det er fullt lovleg å fly utan, men det gjer at lufttrafikktenesta ikkje fanget opp at helikopteret var forsinka, seier Middelthon.

Redningsarbeidet tar derfor lengre tid, fordi me har mindre informasjon for å starte eit søk med. Det blir som å reise heimanfrå utan å melde frå kor du skal hen og kva du skal.

Redningsmannskap måtte bruke snøscooter og gå til fots for å komme fram til vraket.

Det var ei kvinne og ein mann, begge i 40-åra, om bord i helikopteret. Dei vart funne og konstatert omkomne klokka 04.20.

Like før klokka 7 vart dei henta ned av hjelpemannskap. I første omgang vert dei sende til Odda, seier operasjonsleiar Frode Kolltveit til NRK klokka 7.30.

Politiet i Bergen varsla hovudredningssentralen klokka 21.53 søndag kveld om eit mogleg sakna helikopter.

Helikopteret skal vere av typen Robinson R44 med plass til fire personar, skriv VG, som først omtala saka. Det har vore ein vanleg helikoptertype å nytte både sivilt og militært verda over.

Venar og pårørande har komme med bekymringsmelding når dei ikkje har høyrd frå dei i løpet av dagen, seier vakthavande redningsleiar Johan Mannsåker til NRK.

Saman med politiet vart hovudredningssentralen samde om å sette i gang eit søk.

Vi er usikre på kva som har skjedd, om dei har flydd inn i eit område utan dekning og sett seg på bakken, eller om noko anna har skjedd, sa Mannsåker til NRK etter midnatt.

Dei konsentrerte dei seg om å leite med redningshelikopter, redningshundar og bakkemannskap frå Raudekrossen i området mellom Røldal skisenter og Seljestad.

https://www.nrk.no

Zlin Z-50LA, I-DRAW: Fatal accident occurred March 30, 2019 in Castel Viscardo, Italy

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA201
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Castel Viscardo, Italy
Aircraft: MORAVAN Z-50LA, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Italy has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a MORAVAN Z-50LA airplane that occurred on March 30, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Italy's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


All investigative information will be released by the government of Italy.

Un 71enne, residente a Roma, è morto nel pomeriggio di oggi dopo essersi schiantato al suolo nei pressi dell’aviosuperficie di Castel Viscardo, nell’orvietano, mentre stava pilotando un aereo acrobatico monomotore monoposto. L’uomo era decollato pochi minuti prima dalla struttura, conosciuta anche come aeroporto di Torre Alfina.

L’aereo stava compiendo un’esercitazione acrobatica, quando è precipitato, in un campo a qualche centinaio di metri dall’aviosuperficie, per cause in corso di accertamento da parte dei carabinieri del comando di Orvieto, che indagano sull’accaduto. Sul posto anche i vigili del fuoco per il recupero della salma.

Cessna U206G Stationair 6, YV1801, Aerotransporte La Montana: Fatal accident occurred March 11, 2019 in Gran Sabana, south of Bolivar, Venezuela

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA222
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Monday, March 11, 2019 in Bolivar, Venezuela
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


The government of Venezuela has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a CESSNA U206 airplane that occurred on March 11, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Venezuela's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.


All investigative information will be released by the government of Venezuela.





Hasta ahora se desconoce el estado del piloto Jossan Pérez y de los pasajeros:
1- Cnel. Carlos Sánchez.
2- Cnel. Andrés Bermúdez
3- Cnel. César Padrino
4- SM3. José Granja

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N7381G, Centro de Adiestramiento Aéreo Académico: Fatal accident occurred October 19, 2019 in San Cristóbal, El Progreso, El Boquerón

https://registry.faa.gov/N7381G

NTSB Identification: CEN20WA011
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Saturday, October 19, 2019 in San Salvador, El Salvador
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N7381G
Injuries: 2 Fatal, 2 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On October 19, 2019, about 1545 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 172K airplane, N7381G, impacted terrain near San Salvador, El Salvador, and was destroyed. Two occupants sustained fatal injuries, and two occupants sustained serious injuries.


The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the government of El Salvador. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the El Salvador government. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:


Autoridad de Aviación Civil, AAC

Km 9 1/2 Boulevard del Ejercito Nacional
Aeropuerto Ilopango
San Salvador, El Salvador
(503) 2565-4400
oir@aac.gob.sv









Lo que inició como un día de diversión terminó en tragedia…Luego del fatal accidente que ocurrió esta mañana en  la Finca San Cristóbal en la zona de El Boquerón, donde  4 personas resultaron gravemente  heridas, pero que mientras eran trasladas hacia un  centro asistencial una de las victimas identificada como José Concepción Sánchez, falleció antes de llegar al  hospital San Rafael en Santa Tecla.

Horas más tarde informaron que una de las tripulantes identificada como Elizabeth Sánchez falleció mientras era atendida en el hospital. Con esta serian dos las victimas mortales hasta el momento.

Ante esta situación y después de algunas investigaciones se conoció  que la Aeronave CESSNA modelo 172 es propiedad del Centro de Adiestramiento Aéreo Académico, ubicado en Aeropuerto de Ilopango.

Se conoció también que con este percance  aéreo se contabilizan un total de tres accidentes en el periodo de 3 años. Según la fuente el primero fue en  diciembre de 2016 que dejo 2 fallecidos, la instructora Silvia Garay y un alumno de nacionalidad hondureña, ellos cayeron en el sector del Ingenio La Cabaña.

Meses después el instructor Carlos Osorio cayo con otro alumno en el Rio Las Cañas, en este percance  no hubo víctimas mortales. La fuente informo que “el propietario de la escuela de aviación es un reconocido Capitán y que el taller ASERSA es el que supuestamente da mantenimiento a las avionetas y está instalado dentro del mismo aeropuerto.”

Autoridades revelaron que el viaje era turístico ya que los tripulantes hacen viajes de Ilopango hacia Coatepeque. Esto también sucede “Cuando alguien quiere entrar a estudiar se le ofrece de parte de la escuela un vuelo DEMO, que consiste en un recorrido de Ilopango a Coatepeque, según manifestó el informante.

Hasta el momento se desconoce si el accidente se debió a una falla mecánica o si la persona que piloteaba la avioneta perdió el control. De último momento se confirmaba que los esposos fallecidos serían los padres de una presentadora de un canal local de San Salvador.

https://www.tn23.tv 





Un hombre y una mujer murieron este sábado cuando la avioneta en la que viajaba se precipitó a tierra en la finca San Cristóbal, el cantón El Progreso, zona de El Boquerón.

En un primer momento las autoridades dieron a conocer el deceso de José Concepción Sánchez, de 55 años; luego en horas de la tarde se confirmó la muerte de Elizabeth Pleitez, de 56, quien había sido traslada al hospital San Rafael, de Santa Tecla .

En la aeronave, matrícula N7381G, también viajaban: Diego Rodrigo Orellana Pérez, de 23 años (piloto) y Manuel Sánchez, de 27, quienes también fueron llevados por Cruz Roja y la Policía al nosocomio.

Socorristas informan que se trataba de un vuelo turístico.

“Nosotros estábamos en el corredor cuando le dije a mi marido.  Mirá allá viene cayendo un avión, le viene fallando el motor. Cuando al ratito cayó en el cafetalito. Nosotros nos asustamos y les avisamos a todos los vecinos para que llamaran al 911. Toda la gente ayudó”, relató María Paz, quien es la propietaria del lugar.

Un viaje turístico terminó en desgracia al precipitarse en la finca San Cristobal, el cantón El Progreso, zona de El Boquerón.

En ese momento, María estaba con su esposo, junto a tres menores de edad. “Dios es grande y poderoso que nos libró de morir en ese grave accidente. No esperábamos ver eso en nuestra casa”, agrega.

Cuerpos de socorro auxiliaron a dos personas que viajajaban en la aeronave

https://www.elsalvador.com

Mayor's wish list: North Little Rock Municipal Airport (KORK), 3 cabins

A projected $20 million in revenue from a new city sales tax dedicated to relocate the North Little Rock Police and Courts Building isn't going to cover the new building's price tag, Mayor Joe Smith said recently, citing a rise in costs and competition in the construction industry.

"We think the Police Department is going to cost $30 million now rather than $20 million," Smith said during a pair of interviews. "We have to go get that additional $10 million and have to borrow it, or take it out of our fund balance [reserves] that I don't want to do."

Smith said his plan is to seek a bond issue of about $16 million that would include two additional projects he has been considering: $3 million in improvements at the North Little Rock Municipal Airport and up to $3 million to build three cabins on a ridge overlooking the Burns Park Golf Course.

He will ask the City Council next month, he said, for approval to move forward with hiring architects, a bond underwriter and bond counsel to begin the formal process.

"There's a lot to be done before we have serious discussions about it," city Finance Director Karen Scott said in a separate interview. "The council would have to authorize going forward. It would be several months in the making.

"The earliest we could pull the trigger would be the first quarter of 2019," she said. "It would then be months before any debt service would be due."

North Little Rock voters approved the 1 percent city sales tax in August 2017. The tax was split between a permanent one-half percent for city operations, and a five-year, one-half percent for capital improvement projects. The tax is estimated to raise $40 million in its five years. Those projects were estimated at $20 million for the new police and courts building, $10 million for streets and drainage repairs, and $10 million for fire station renovations.

The new police and courts building will be built in the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Poplar Street, where the Arkansas Army National Guard's Fisher Armory and the North Little Rock School District Administration Building are now. All parties have agreed on transactions involving a land exchange and $500,000 payment by the city to acquire the sites.

"When we got the architects on board for the police and courts building, we realized it was going to come $10 million over what we have allotted from the half-penny [tax]," Smith said, adding that some of the building's size has already been reduced. "Can I save $1 million a year for four years? I can, but we'd still be short, and I'd like to have that money in the fund balance."

The construction overrun for the police and courts building opened the way for making two revenue-enhancing improvements -- at the city's airport and its largest public park, projects Smith said he has been considering for a while.

"We know we need the money for the Police Department," Smith said of the planned bond issue. "We won't need any of the money until this time next year, but we have to know if the council will let me do it. I want to catch the construction season this summer for the cabins and the airport."

The North Little Rock Municipal Airport, 8200 Remount Road, would use the money to make improvements, expand its amenities and replace some 40-year-old buildings, things that would help corporations in the city make a better impression on clients they bring in, said airport General Manager Clay Rogers.

"The facilities for those corporate clients, they're really bad, really old," Rogers said. "When they're bringing in clients and flying in, the airfield looks great and the runways and lights and everything look great because we've been getting state grants over the last 10 years for those. But the facilities, as far as the building and the operations for that, are really lagging behind. They were never really built to handle that kind of business in the first place."

Smith said the airport hangars "are full now."

"Corporate North Little Rock enjoys having a North Little Rock airport here, but we have to upgrade the facilities for our current corporate jets and for future corporate jets or airplanes," Smith said. "There's not any room for one more company out there."

Rogers said improvements would be for a new fixed-base-operations building and a new corporate hangar that would allow up to four smaller corporate jets and a separate restaurant building. The airport could also demolish two sets of "T-hangars" for smaller aircraft and build new hangars.

"We will be seeking [state aeronautics] grant money for as much of this as we're able, too," Rogers said, which could reduce the amount needed from the bonds. "We've had this plan for a while. It's just been a matter of all the pieces coming together at the same time as far as funding goes."

The idea to place cabins in Burns Park is something Smith said he had previously discussed with Parks Director Terry Hartwick as an addition to help accommodate people in the dozens of soccer, baseball, tennis and golf tournaments the park hosts every year.




Smith's vision, he said, is for three rustic-styled cabins similar to what's available at Mount Magazine State Park in Paris, with two- or three-bedroom designs and a wraparound porch with a view of the Arkansas River from the back and the Burns Park Golf Course from the front.

The spot Smith said he's picked out is on a slight hill just west of Championship Drive and Tournament Drive. Hartwick said clearing away some brush, but leaving the big trees, will allow a scenic view up and down the Arkansas River. Utilities would have to be extended to the site, with underground electric lines instead of overhead lines so as not to obscure the views, Hartwick said.

"We see it as an addition to the park as an all-purpose park," Hartwick said. "We have a million people come through Burns Park in a year. And some are not staying in our hotels. We'd rather have some of them be in a cabin here where they can look onto the golf course or the river.

"We think we can keep them booked year-round, especially with all the soccer tournaments we have," he said. "Some weekends we'll have 10,000 to 15,000 people here from all over. They're always looking for places to stay."

The bond issue would be backed by the city's franchise fees collected from utilities and cable companies, Scott said. The 2018 general fund budget has $3.65 million budgeted from franchise fee revenue.

"Those two things will be revenue generators at some point and time," Scott said of the airport improvements and the Burns Park cabins. "These projects would be investments."

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

Cirrus SR22: N324BR: Incident occurred July 18, 2020 at Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), Atlantic County, New Jersey

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

Aircraft struck a military arresting cable on landing causing damage to nose gear.

Brady Risk Holdings LLC

Nassau Flyers

https://registry.faa.gov/N324BR

Date: 18-JUL-20
Time: 16:05:00Z
Regis#: N324BR
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTIC CITY
State: NEW JERSEY

ICP Ventura, I-D446, KKTC Hava Sportlari Federasyonu: Fatal accident occurred October 29, 2019 at Geçitkale-Lefkoniko Airport (GEC), Cyprus


NTSB Identification: ERA20WA032
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in Gecitkale, Turkey
Aircraft: ICP Ventura, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Turkey has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a ICP Ventura ultralight that occurred on October 29, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Turkey's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

All investigative information will be released by the government of Turkey.



A small airplane crashed in the north killing two people, with reports saying the aircraft was being used for training.

According to Turkish Cypriot media, a small plane used for training purposes crashed near a local airstrip in the north on Tuesday, west of Famagusta.

The incident took place just before 1pm near a local airfield outside Lefkoniko, also known as Gecitkale, with reports saying two people on board were killed instantly.

It was not clear if the plane had just taken off or whether it was attempting to land, while media said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

The names of the two dead pilots were released in the Turkish Cypriot media.


https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy

A pilot and co-pilot were killed when their light aircraft crashed near Turkish-occupied Lefkoniko, the Turkish Cypriot media reports.

According to the media reports, the aircraft belonging to the Air Sports Federation came down during a training flight near the runway at 12.50.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

https://in-cyprus.com

Two pilots were killed near Geçitkale village in Turkish Cyprus after the trainee aircraft, an ultralight belonging to the Federation of Air Sports, crashed on Oct. 29.

The trainee aircraft took off from Geçitkale Airport in fine weather and later crashed in the take-off runway in the airport, according to local sources. The reason behind the crash has not been ascertained yet.

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı condoled the death of two pilots. "I am in great sadness of having lost two young people as a result of the plane crash in the runway during the training flight. I wish God's mercy to the young people who lost their lives in this unexpected accident, and condolences to the grieving families and to our people," Akıncı said in a statement.

Turkey plans to establish an airbase for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at Geçitkale Airport, which has remained idle for many years.

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com

Aviation safety study to be done at Bayport Aerodrome (23N)

The Bayport Aerodrome sees about 10,250 combined landings and takeoffs per year.

The public airport is 50 acres.

It was designated a national historic site in 2008, according to the town.

The airport is also home to the nonprofit Bayport Aerodrome Society that specializes in antique airplanes.



Engineers are studying — through land and air — Bayport Aerodrome grass runway, searching for obstructions that could make landing and taking off from the historic airport difficult for pilots, Islip officials said.

The $160,000 initiative, which will be 90 percent funded by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be the first study looking for potential obstructions — such as tall trees — since 2012 at the town-owned airport that services noncommercial airplanes. 

“A new survey is currently underway to identify any obstruction on and around the aerodrome utilizing both ground and aerial imagery in compliance with the latest FAA standards,” said airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken. She added the comprehensive study will ensure “the highest level of safety for aviators who use the airport.”

The Islip Town Board hired Manhattan-based DY Consultants on Aug. 21 to conduct the study at the nearly 2,800-foot-long runway that stretches 75-feet wide.

“The study will contain very specific information about each obstruction,” LaRose-Arken said. “It will carefully identify and document the age, height, type of structure and its location, then recommend possible mitigation measures.”

Islip and New York State will each shell out nearly $8,000 for the project. But LaRose-Arken said Islip’s share will be reimbursed by the passenger facility program, a $4.50 ticket tax for passengers at Long Island MacArthur Airport, which is also owned by Islip.

The 2012 study concluded some trees were obstructing the runway, LaRose-Arken said. The analysis is expected to be completed in the spring, officials said. Some possible fixes for obstruction are topping of trees or lighting objects, LaRose-Arken said.

Residents in 2007 living near the airport were upset after a contractor hired by Islip cut down 100-year-old trees that did not violate the federally mandated height restriction of 17 feet. The town had approved an $88,000 tree-trimming project to comply with FAA requirements. The contract was for trimming trees south and east of the airfield.

Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter said neighboring residents will be kept informed of the study's findings.

“The airport administration and town are extremely sensitive to the community with respect to vegetation and trees in and around Bayport Aerodrome. Extensive community outreach will be conducted prior to any work to be performed,” she said.

Erik Birdsall, 50, lives south of the Aerodrome and moved into the home in 2008. He remembers there was a "whole uproar. The company came in and lopped off the trees to a certain height. All the neighbors were outraged,” he said.

However, Birdsall welcomes the obstruction study and its conclusions because safety is paramount.

“If they say they got to cut a tree to make it safer, by all means — cut a tree,” he said.

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

Bryant-Denny Stadium: Alabama brought helicopters to help field conditions



Nick Saban said there was a plan for Bryant-Denny Stadium’s turf and Saturday morning, you saw part of it.

After battling unfavorable field conditions last week, the Crimson Tide brought it air support. A video posted Saturday morning by athletics director Greg Byrne showed helicopters flying low near the playing surface to dry the field after heavy overnight rain.

Alabama kicks off with Auburn at 2:30 p.m. CT in the Iron Bowl.

Rain leading up to last week’s 50-17 win over The Citadel left the turf in rough shape. Players were slipping all over the place with divots from goal line to goal line.

"Yeah, we did have quite a few slips,” Alabama receiver Henry Ruggs III said. “Coach (Josh) Gattis mentioned after warmups that the field is not the best this week, so we had to focus on our footwork, and eventually in the game the grass got the best of us sometimes."

Saban on Wednesday said there’s some burden on the players themselves.

“I also think players have to learn how to play in those conditions,” Saban said Wednesday. “I played on a lot worse fields than that. You have to plant off the right foot and there’s a way you have to be able to play on surfaces like that.”

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Cessna 170A, N1264D: Incident occurred November 24, 2018 near Yakima Air Terminal (KYKM), Washington

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MOXEE, Wash.- Local authorities say a plane had make an emergency landing near Moxee.

The Yakima Sheriff's Department was alerted by Yakima Air Terminal that a Cessna 170 plane flying near the Yakima Training Center lost engine power.

Law enforcement agencies from the Yakima Sheriff's Department, Union Gap Police Department, Moxee Police Department, Washington State Patrol and East Valley Fire blocked off Highway 24 between University Park way and Beaudry Rd. to create a makeshift landing strip.

Yakima deputies say the plane never showed, so police and air patrol searched for the lost plane.

They say two people were inside the plane, the pilot and his wife.

Yakima Deputies say the plane ended up landing safely.

"They landed in a very soft field out here adjacent to Highway 24 mile post 22. The plane sustain no damage other than the engine problem it has," said Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter.

"Cole did everything that he was trained to do and flew the airplane precisely to the ground. There was no damage, nothing scratched. It was a perfectly controlled landing," said Flight Instructor Mike Butterfield.

Butterfield says he taught the owner of the Cessna 170 how to fly planes.

Yakima deputies say neither the pilot nor his wife were injured in the landing.

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MOXEE, Wash. — A Yakima couple were uninjured Saturday afternoon when their Cessna 170A glided into a plowed field 16 miles east of Moxee.

Cole Reason reported that the engine had quit on the aircraft around 2:18 p.m., prompting the closure of a 2 1/2 -mile stretch of State Route 24 and an aerial search involving the U.S. Army and the Civil Air Patrol.

Reason, 36, was flying with his wife, Kathy, back to the Yakima Air Terminal when he reported engine trouble about 7 miles north of the highway, said Yakima County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Gray.

Sheriff’s deputies, East Valley firefighters, and police from Union Gap, Moxee and the Washington State Patrol closed the highway between Beaudry Road and University Parkway so Reason could use it as an emergency landing strip. The closure was lifted 10 minutes later when the plane did not show up, Gray said.

An aircraft from the Civil Air Patrol, a volunteer pilot and an Army helicopter crew from the Yakima Training Center conducted an aerial search, Yakima Air Terminal Director Rob Peterson said.

Peterson said the helicopter crew spotted the aircraft sitting in a field on the north side of the highway, and firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and an airport crew went to the field.

Gray said the plane, which Federal Aviation Administration records show was built in 1951, was not damaged during the landing.

Among those who headed out to search was Mike Butterfield, Reason’s flight instructor from Yakima Aerosport. Butterfield, who got involved when he learned Reason was having trouble, said Reason told him the engine quit and that he glided to a landing in the field.

“Kathy was so proud of Cole for knowing what he was supposed to do,” Butterfield said.

Butterfield said he helped Reason secure the plane in the field, and the plan was to remove the engine Sunday, repair and replace it, and fly the plane back from the field.

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



YAKIMA- A small plane had to make an emergency landing in a field after the engine lost power.

Around 2:17 p.m. Saturday a pilot reported to have lost engine power to his aircraft approximately seven miles north of State Route 24 near Moxee. 

Units from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Moxee Police Department, Union Gap Police Department, Washington State Patrol and the East Valley Fire Department responded and closed State Route 24 between University Parkway and Beaudry Road to provide a landing strip for the airplane.

When the aircraft did not arrive, units conducted an area search. The Civil Air Patrol also had a plane conducting a grid search for the lost aircraft. A short time later, information was received that the plane had landed in a field at mile marker 22 along State Route 24.

The pilot, a 36-year-old Yakima resident, stated that his 1951 Cessna 170’s engine suffered from a mechanical problem and the aircraft lost power. He notified the Yakima Air Terminal tower of his situation and found in which to land. The plowed field ran along the north side of State Route 24 at mile post 22 east of Moxee.

The plane was not damaged during the landing. Neither the pilot nor his 39-year-old wife suffered any injuries in the incident.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the incident.

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