Thursday, December 27, 2018

Robinson R66, RA-05795, Wine Tourism Center: Fatal accident occurred November 30, 2019 in Abrau-Durso, Novorossiys, Krasnodar Territory, Russia

NTSB Identification: ANC20WA008
14 CFR Part 129: Foreign Abrau-Durso Vine Tourism Center LLC
Accident occurred Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Krasnodarsky Krai, Russia
Aircraft: ROBINSON R66, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Russia has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a ROBINSON R66 helicopter that occurred on November 30, 2019. The NTSB has appointed a U.S. Accredited Representative to assist the government of Russia's investigation under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13.

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

In the Krasnodar Territory near the village of Abrau-Durso, a private Robinson R66 helicopter crashed. As a result of the crash, a pilot, an employee of the Abrau-Durso group of companies, Yuri Korolev, died. The causes of the crash are being established. On the eve of the Ministry of Emergency Situations warned of a sharp deterioration in weather conditions in the region, including reduced visibility and increased wind.

В Интернете опубликованы первые фотографии с места крушения вертолета у Абрау-Дюрсо в Краснодарском крае. Сообщается, что вертолет внезапно потерял управление, упал и загорелся.

По словам мэра Новороссийска, информации о жертвах пока нет. Владелец вертолета пока не установлен. Известно, что вертолет марки Robinson 66 принадлежал ООО "Центр винного туризма Абрау-Дюрсо".

Данный вертолет вмещает до пяти человек.

По последней информации, пилот разбившегося под Абрау-Дюрсо авиасудна, Юрий Королев, погиб, сообщили KP.RU собственные источники.

Крушение произошло в субботу, 30 ноября, около 10:00 по Москве. После падения вертолет загорелся. В настоящее время огонь полностью ликвидирован.

Ранее сайт писал о том, что в сентябре в Саратовской области произошло ЧП. Недалеко от областного центра, в поселке Соколовый недалеко от учебной авиационной базы, упал вертолет. Сразу после ЧП воздушное судно загорелось. В результате инцидент никто не пострадал.

PSA Airlines, Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900: Accident occurred October 07, 2019 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft struck several birds on departure.

Date: 07-OCT-19
Time: 16:48:00Z
Regis#: JIA5545
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CRJ9
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)

Med Flight rescue mission aborted, pilot injured after someone shined laser pointer at helicopter

A Med Flight helicopter takes off from the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Highway 33 east of Interstate 39 in August

A UW Med Flight pilot aborted a rescue mission on Christmas in southern Wisconsin and suffered an eye injury after someone shined a laser pointer at the helicopter.

The helicopter was attempting to land in Pardeeville to pick up a 17-year-old boy injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash when someone on the ground aimed a strong laser pointer at the rotorcraft, the Columbia County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday.

The pilot, who was using night vision equipment, was injured and had to return to the UW Med Flight home base for treatment. Meanwhile, the crash victim, who suffered a head injury and broken bones, was taken to a hospital by ground ambulance.

While searching for the suspect with the laser pointer, a Columbia County Sheriff's deputy encountered unseen ice and suffered a lower leg injury that will keep him out of work for a while, said Lt. Wayne Smith.

"It's alarming because obviously, it's a serious injury if Med Flight is called," Smith said of the ATV crash victim. "They weren't able to treat the person, and now the Med Flight pilot got injured and so did a deputy. It just compounded itself."

The crash involving a side-by-side utility vehicle happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Town of Scott, north of Pardeeville. UW Med Flight couldn't land at the crash site, so the victim was taken to Chandler Park in Pardeeville.

While the helicopter was trying to land at Chandler Park at 5:53 p.m., someone shined the laser pointer, injuring the pilot. The Med Flight helicopter couldn't land and returned to UW Hospital in Madison.

The park has been used previously as a landing zone for UW Med Flight, said Frank Erdman, UW Health critical care transport manager.

"When we're approaching that sort of landing zone, we take a couple of passes to see if there are any hazards or obstructions. While the pilot was doing that maneuver, he noticed the laser, which actually struck him in the face and eyes a couple of times," said Erdman.

Also on board were a flight physician and registered nurse who saw the laser's light but it did not hit them in the eyes. The pilot, UW Med Flight's only one, told Erdman he saw spots after his eyes were hit by the laser pointer. After returning to Madison, the pilot was treated and returned to duty on Wednesday.

If the suspect is caught, he or she could face federal charges of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft, which is punishable by a maximum five years imprisonment and $250,000 fine, plus state felony charges of obstructing emergency or rescue personnel.

"Not only do we urge people not to do this, it's illegal to do so," said Smith. "Aside from that, it's just common decency and care for fellow humans."

The primary hazard of aiming laser lights at aircraft is from interfering with a pilot's vision especially during critical phases of a flight such as takeoff and landing, according to 

The FAA reported more than 5,000 incidents involving laser pointers and aircraft in the United States in 2015.

A 2016 study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology reported that laser pointers cannot permanently damage a pilot's vision. However, though no air accidents have been blamed on lasers pointed at aircraft, pilots have reported pain, spots in their vision and disorienting flashes.  

UW Med Flight transports 1,000 to 1,200 patients annually and flies in a 125- to 150-mile radius of Madison, though sometimes the crew is called to handle patients and incidents farther away.

"Even though (laser pointers) seem fairly innocuous, they can be dangerous especially when pointed at the eyes," said Erdman, adding that this was the first time a UW Med Flight mission was affected by them.

Columbia County Sheriff's detectives were working Wednesday to find the person who aimed the laser pointer. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 293-8477 or Columbia County Detective Sgt. A.J. Agney at (608) 742-4166, extension 3318.

Original article can be found here ➤

Mooney M20K 252 TSE, D-EISE: Fatal accident occurred September 21, 2019 near Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY/LIME), Bergamo, Italy

NTSB Identification: GAA19WA561
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Orio al Serio, Italy
Aircraft: MOONEY M20K, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 3 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

The government of Italy has notified the NTSB of an accident involving a MOONEY M20K airplane that occurred on September 21, 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'intera famiglia è rimasta coinvolta in un incidente aereo vicino all'aeroporto di Orio al Serio, in provincia di Bergamo. Un piccolo velivolo ultraleggero è precipitato nella mattinata di oggi, sabato 21 settembre, vicino alla zona dell'Aeroclub. L'incidente è avvenuto qualche minuto dopo le 10 del mattino. Quattro le persone coinvolte: un uomo di 50 anni e altre tre persone, due ragazzine di 15 anni e una di 18. Il bilancio è drammatico: una ragazzina di 15 anni è morta mentre le altre tre persone a bordo, le sorelle e il padre, sono rimasti feriti. Sul posto, un tratto della strada statale 671 vicino alla rotonda che conduce alla Fiera di via Lunga, sono intervenuti diversi mezzi di soccorso: tre ambulanze, due automediche e un elicottero. I soccorsi ai feriti sono stati prestati in codice rosso. Sul luogo dell'incidente sono intervenuti anche i vigili del fuoco e le forze dell'ordine. I pompieri hanno spento le fiamme che hanno avvolto il velivolo, andato a fuoco dopo lo schianto al suolo. Spetterà poi alle forze dell'ordine accertare le cause dell'incidente, al momento ignote.

Il grave incidente non ha causato conseguenze sull'operatività dello scalo di Orio al Serio. Lo ha comunicato in una nota la società che lo gestisce, Sacbo: "Nella mattinata di sabato 21 settembre, verso le ore 10:20 nella zona fuori dal sedime dell’aeroporto di Bergamo adiacente l’asse interurbano in direzione est, si è verificato un incidente aereo che ha coinvolto un velivolo della flotta dell’Aero Club Bergamo, in fase di atterraggio sulla pista turistica, a bordo del quale viaggiavano n. 4 persone – spiega la nota della società Sacbo -. L’incidente ha provocato una vittima e tre feriti. Sul luogo dell’impatto sono sopraggiunti immediatamente i mezzi di soccorso dei vigili del fuoco e del 118, unitamente alla Polizia di Frontiera e alle squadre di emergenza aeroportuali. Si precisa che l’operatività dell’aeroporto di Bergamo non ha subito interruzioni e i movimenti in decollo e in atterraggio proseguono regolarmente".

Disastro aereo a Orio al Serio: una ragazzina di 15 anni morta, Marzia Mecca, e altre tre persone ferite: le sorelle Silvia, Chiara e il loro papà Stefano Mecca. Sabato tragico nello scalo che serve l'area tra Bergamo e Milano. Un aereo ultraleggero è precipitato nei pressi dell'aeroclub accanto all'aeroporto. Il velivolo era guidato da Stefano Mecca, vice presidente dell'Aeroclub Bergamo. La vittima è Marzia mentre i feriti sono lui e le altre due figlie, tra i quali Silvia, 15enne sorella gemella della giovane deceduta.

Incidente aereo a Orio al Serio: morta Marzia

L'incidente è avvenuto verso le 10.20. L'aereo, un Cessna Mooney, pare stesse atterrando quando, per motivi in corso di accertamento, è finito su una cunetta poco prima della pista dell'aeroclub che si trova fuori dall'area dell'aeroporto. Ha rischiato di precipitare sull'asse interurbano della tangenziale bergamasca.

Aereo cade a Orio: i soccorsi

Sul posto l'Azienda regionale emergenza urgenza ha inviato tre ambulanze, tre automediche e un elicottero. Per Marzia non c'era nulla da fare. Gli altri feriti sono stati trasportati all'ospedale di Seriate, al Papa Giovanni di Bergamo e alla clinica Gavazzeni. Papà Stefano è in gravi condizioni.

Nel luogo dell'incidente sono intervenuti i vigili del fuoco insieme agli agenti di polizia. La zona è stata resa inaccessibile e gli inquirenti stanno ricostruendo i fatti.

I funerali di Marzia Mecca

I funerali di Marzia Mecca si celebreranno nella chiesa parrocchiale di San Giorgio Martire, lunedì 23 settembre alle 15. Domenica 22 settembre alle 21 ci sarà una veglia di preghiera nella stessa parrocchia.

Incidents occurred December 26, 2018 at University of Illinois-Willard Airport (KCMI), Savoy, Champaign County, Illinois

SAVOY, Illinois (WICS/WCCU) — Inbound jet engine failure is the call that came in around 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Within an hour, a second call came in.

Two different emergency landings at the University of Illinois Willard Airport is unusual.

Airport staff said emergency landings like this don't happen often at a small airport like Willard and it’s more common at larger airports because of outgoing and incoming traffic.

The small jets can handle about four to eight passengers and both were headed south.

Airport staff said the pilot made an announcement to passengers that there was an engine issue and the plane will land at the nearest airport, so buckle up.

"Both aircraft landed with no problems and they're having mechanics look at the issues to see what the issues are and always it's an abundance of caution that they go ahead and declare an emergency and land, because they get a warning in the cockpit and they don't really know what that warning means,” said University of Illinois Willard Airport Executive Director Gene Cossey. “So they go ahead and take it as serious as possible."

Cossey said anything like a drop in oil pressure, a voltage regulator light going off or fuel interruption indicator could trigger an emergency landing.

Flightstar mechanics will check the engine and make necessary repairs, re-certify the aircraft for flight and the airline puts them back in service.

Flightstar mechanics said the cause of the emergency landing stays in-house and they wouldn’t release specifics.

Willard Airport receives these type of calls maybe three or four times a month, according to Cossey.

These were private aircraft, so owners found other means of transportation and continued their trip.

Original article can be found here ➤

Embraer ERJ-175LR, N622QX: Incident occurred October 01, 2019 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (KSTL), Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saint Louis

Aircraft at the gate deplaning was struck by a vehicle.

Horizon Air Industries Inc

Date: 01-OCT-19
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N622QX
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: ASA2778

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N17SJ; accident occurred December 27, 2018 at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Houston, Texas

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Sugar Land, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA119
Date & Time: 12/27/2018, 1300 CST
Registration: N17SJ
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of Control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 


The solo student pilot reported that, while taking off for a stop-and-go landing, he applied full power, and the airplane drifted left. He corrected with right rudder, but the airplane continued left. He reduced power to idle to abort the takeoff, but the airplane "continued out of control to the left." He applied brakes and opposite rudder, but the airplane exited the runway to the left and struck an airport sign, the left main landing gear separated, and the airplane came to rest about 200 ft past the sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing lift strut.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a sign.


Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Sign/marker - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery

Takeoff-rejected takeoff
Runway excursion
Part(s) separation from AC
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Student Pilot Information 

Certificate: Student
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/22/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 98 hours (Total, all aircraft), 98 hours (Total, this make and model), 17.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information 

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N17SJ
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 172S8344
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: IO-360SER
Registered Owner: Anson Air Llc
Rated Power:
Operator: Anson Air Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGR, 84 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sugar Land, TX (SGR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sugar Land, TX (SGR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1215 CST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 82 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go

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:  29.622778, -95.656667 (est)

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A small plane slid off a runway in Sugar Land Thursday and hit a sign.

Authorities responded to reports of a plane crash at Sugar Land Regional Airport around 1:20 p.m.

Officials say the plane slid off the runway and struck a sign in the grass.

The pilot reportedly refused treatment from EMS, and is up and walking around.

The runway is back open after being closed for a short period of time, and the National Transportation Safety Board is checking out the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤

SUGAR LAND, Texas - A plane slid off a runway and hit a sign at the Sugar Land Regional Airport Thursday afternoon.

The incident involving a Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP happened at about 1:28 p.m. 

One person, a pilot was on board, but was not hurt, according to Sugar Land spokesman Doug Adolph.

The airport remains open. 

Original article can be found here ➤