Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Van's RV-10, N519RV: Accident occurred December 30, 2019 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

https://registry.faa.gov/N519RV

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA048
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, December 30, 2019 in GRANBURY, TX
Aircraft: Vans RV 10, registration: N519RV

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.

Aircraft struck a bird in-flight.

Date: 30-DEC-19
Time: 22:07:00Z
Regis#: N519RV
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV10
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: GRANBURY
State: TEXAS

Ground Handling Event: Cessna 182F Skylane, N3473U; accident occurred December 29, 2019 at Nueces County Airport (KRBO), Robstown, Texas

Damaged airplane’s underbelly. 
Federal Aviation Administration

Damaged step and credit card machine. 
Federal Aviation Administration 


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

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/N3473U


Location: Robstown, TX

Accident Number: CEN20CA047
Date & Time: 12/29/2019, 1820 CST
Registration: N3473U
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground handling event
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he was on a return flight back to his home airport. He turned on the airplane's cabin lights, and they seemed a bit dim. He decided to stop and troubleshoot the lighting issue and refuel, so he would have full fuel tanks for the night flight. He parked the airplane in front of the fuel pump and refueled both wing tanks, before pushing the airplane back. He added that he planned on checking to see if the battery would charge before continuing the flight. The propeller turned slow and the engine did not start, so he elected to hand prop the airplane. The pilot stated that he set the throttle, mixture, and parking brake, and after several attempts the engine started. He added that the engine appeared to be at idle, and then the rpm's increased. The airplane moved forward and impacted the fuel station's credit card machine before he could enter and stop the airplane.

An examination of the airplane noted substantial damage to the airframe's belly/bottom firewall area. Additionally, there was minor damage to the airplane's cowling, propeller, and nosewheel pant. There was also damage to the fuel pump's credit card machine and a set of steps.

An inspection of the airplane by the responding Federal Aviation Administration Inspector found that the throttle's friction lock was working; however, a check of the airplane's parking brake found that even after application of the brake, the airplane would move and the brakes did not function as intended. Though the specific problem with the brakes were not identified.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/13/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/14/2019
Flight Time:  1055 hours (Total, all aircraft), 41.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 1055 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 101.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 58 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3473U
Model/Series: 182 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18254873
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/26/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3474 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 R
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: Harlingen, TX (KHRL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Marion, TX (1TE4)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1620 CST
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Nueces County Airport (RBO)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 80 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 27.778611, -97.690833 (est)

Mooney M20F, N6996V: Incident occurred December 30, 2019 at Georgetown Municipal Airport (KGTU), Williamson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft doing pattern work and gear collapsed after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6996V

Date: 30-DEC-19
Time: 00:55:00Z
Regis#: N6996V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GEORGETOWN
State: TEXAS

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, N43866: Accident occurred December 30, 2019 at Miley Memorial Field (KBPI), Sublette County, Wyoming

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N43866

Location: Big Piney, WY
Accident Number: WPR20LA054
Date & Time: 12/30/2019, 1445 MST
Registration: N43866
Aircraft: Mitsubishi MU2B
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 30, 2019, about 1445 mountain standard time, a Mitsubishi MU-2-60 airplane, N43866, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion at the Miley Memorial Field Airport (BPI), Big Piney, Wyoming. The private pilot and 3 passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to Pickett Aviation, LLC. and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the cross country flight which departed the North Platte Regional Airport Lee Bird Field (LBF), North Platte, Nebraska, at 1245.

The pilot reported that the approach was normal, and he did not experience any issues when the airplane made contact with the runway. However, as he moved both throttles to the beta position, it appeared that the left propeller went to beta position while the right one did not. This resulted in a course deviation about 30°- 35°. An attempt to correct the drift with the nose gear control was unsuccessful. The airplane departed the runway and began to turn which led to the right main landing gear separation, collision of the right wing with terrain and the right wing tip separation. The airplane came to rest left of the runway with the nose of the airplane oriented towards the approach end. The airplane was relocated to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mitsubishi
Registration: N43866
Model/Series: MU2B 60
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No 
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:  
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: North Platte, NE (LBF)
Destination: Big Piney, WY (BPI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 42.582222, -110.108889 (est)

Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, N52CV: Accident occurred December 27, 2019 at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N52CV

Location: Santa Monica, CA
Accident Number: WPR20FA051
Date & Time: 12/27/2019, 1145 PST
Registration: N52CV
Aircraft: Cirrus SF50
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On December 27, 2019, about 1145 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus Design Corporation SF50 (Vision Jet), N52CV, caught fire prior to departure from Santa Monica Municipal Airport, Santa Monica, California. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was privately owned and being operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the cross-country flight destined for McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad.

Upon arrival at the airplane, the pilot began to perform preflight checks and completed a walkaround. After boarding and closing the cabin door, he continued with the checks and observed haze in the cabin accompanied by a faint smell of smoke. He continued to follow the checklists and after starting the engine, the smoke smell became stronger, and he decided to terminate flight preparations, and have a mechanic examine the airplane.

After completing the engine shutdown, he opened the main cabin door, and began to see smoke issue from the armrest area of the number 5 (right center) passenger seat (Photo 1). A mechanic arrived at the airplane with a fire extinguisher within a few minutes, however the smoke had become dense, and was now streaming out of the cabin door. A few minutes later, flames began to emerge from the cabin, and by 1155 the cabin was completely engulfed. The fire department arrived at 1202, and the fire was extinguished.

The airplane sustained extensive thermal damage, with fire consuming the cabin roof and destroying the cabin contents from the aft wall of the parachute (CAPs) enclosure through to the engine inlet nacelle, with fire damage more extensive on the right side of the airframe. Fire had consumed the lower right walls of the cabin down to the wing root, with only composite cloth remaining. The right wing was intact, but sustained thermal damage to the upper skin from the root outboard about 4 ft short of the tip. The left wing, and lower left exterior skins of the cabin were largely free of fire damage.

The airplane remained on its main landing gear, and was able to support its own weight without significant structural deformation. The tail assembly aft of the pressure bulkhead, along with the engine and engine compartment were essentially undamaged.


Photo 1 – Smoke in the Area of Seat 5

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N52CV
Model/Series: SF50 No Series
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: SMO, 170 ft msl
Observation Time: 1951 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Santa Monica, CA (SMO)
Destination: Carlsbad, CA (CRQ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.013333, -118.452222


The Santa Monica Fire Department was investigating after a small plane registered to a company in Utah went up in flames at the Santa Monica Airport Friday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Story and video ➤ https://losangeles.cbslocal.com

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7741P: Incident occurred December 27, 2019 at Monticello Sky Ranch Airport (GA06), Jasper County, Georgia

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7741P

Date: 27-DEC-19
Time: 22:01:00Z
Regis#: N7741P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONTICELLO
State: GEORGIA

Monday, December 30, 2019

Cessna 170B, N4476B: Accident occurred December 28, 2019 at Missoula International Airport (KMSO), Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Montana Flying Service LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4476B

NTSB Identification: WPR20CA053
14 CFR Public Aircraft
Aircraft: Cessna 170, registration: N4476B

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.

Aircraft ground looped on takeoff.

Date: 28-DEC-19
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N4476B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MISSOULA
State: MONTANA

Bushby Mustang, N90M: Accident occurred December 27, 2019 in Holly Ridge, Onslow County, North Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N90M


NTSB Identification: ERA20CA092
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, December 27, 2019 in Holly Ridge, NC
Aircraft: Long BUSHBY MUSTANG, registration: N90M

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.

Aircraft departed and crashed into the woods.

Date: 27-DEC-19
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N90M
Aircraft Make: BUSHBY
Aircraft Model: MUSTANG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLY RIDGE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Beech B200 Super King Air, N481HC: Incident occurred December 29, 2019 at Monticello City Airport (U64) San Juan County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft slid off the runway into a snowbank.

IHC Health Services Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N481HC

Date: 29-DEC-19
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N481HC
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONTICELLO
State: UTAH

Mooney M20M / 257 TLS Bravo, N1086S: Incident occurred December 29, 2019 at Snohomish County Airport / Paine Field (KPAE), Everett, Washington


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1086S

Date: 29-DEC-19
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N1086S
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EVERETT
State: WASHINGTON



EVERETT, Washington – Officials say no one was injured after a small airplane landed off the runway at Paine Field Sunday.

The Mooney M20M / 257 TLS Bravo landing gear collapsed as it was coming in north of the main runway around 11 a.m., according to the public information official for Paine Field. The plane then drifted onto the grass.

The pilot and passenger were both uninjured.

The site has been cleared, runways have reopened, and operations have since resumed.

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

Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah, N26455: Fatal accident occurred December 29, 2019 near College Park Airport (KCGS), Prince George's County, Maryland

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; College Park, Maryland
Lycoming; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N26455

Location: College Park, MD
Accident Number: ERA20FA060
Date & Time: 12/29/2019, 1448 EST
Registration: N26455
Aircraft: American Aviation AA5
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 29, 2019, at 1448 eastern standard time, a Grumman American Aviation AA-5A, N26455, was destroyed when it impacted terrain and houses shortly after takeoff from College Park Airport (CGS), College Park, Maryland. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the personal flight, which departed CGS at 1445, and was destined for Westchester County Airport (HPN), White Plains, New York.

Preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that the pilot contacted Leidos flight service and received a standard weather briefing that included pertinent weather information along the route. The pilot received his instrument departure clearance while on the ground prior to takeoff and was instructed to maintain runway heading until reaching controlled airspace (750 ft mean sea level (msl)), then turn to 050° and climb to 2,000 ft.

Radar data revealed the airplane departed Runway 15 and maintained an approximate heading of between 140° and 150° and climbed for about 1 mile as it tracked slightly right of the extended runway centerline. When the airplane reached an altitude of about 1,200 ft the pilot established communication with air traffic control and was instructed to climb to 5,000 ft and turn to a 310° heading once the airplane climbed above 1,700 ft.

The airplane entered a right turn and climbed to about 1,900 ft before entering a right spiraling descent. The controller issued a low-altitude alert as the airplane descended through 700 ft before radar and voice communications were lost. At 1447, the final radar target was about over the accident site at an altitude of 525 ft and 153 knots groundspeed.

Multiple witnesses near the accident site described hearing the airplane's engine noise, but they did not witness the accident. One witness said the sound of the engine was "loud" prior to impact. Another witness said he heard the airplane travel "directly over the house." He further stated that the airplane was not visible due to weather conditions at the time which were "serious IFR." He said the sound of the airplane's engine was continuous until it "suddenly cut off." Two witnesses reported hearing the engine "sputter."

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land, and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued on August 27, 2019, and he reported 2,100 total hours of flight experience on that date.

The two-seat airplane was manufactured in 1978. It was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 series, 150-horsepower engine.

At 1448, the weather recorded at CGS included wind calm, visibility 2 statute miles, overcast ceiling at 500 ft, temperature 10°C, dew point was 9°C and an altimeter setting of 30.03 inches of mercury.

The airplane impacted in a residential neighborhood. The wreckage was examined at the accident site and all major components were accounted for at the scene. The wreckage path was about 170 ft long, oriented about a 250° magnetic heading, and debris was spread between two houses, across a street, and into the driveway and carport of a third house. All three houses were damaged.

The initial impact point was in trees, where multiple branches displayed angular cuts. Several pieces of angularly cut branches were found along the wreckage patch. The main wreckage was about 50 ft along the wreckage path, where the fuselage and the empennage were largely consumed by fire. Flight control continuity was confirmed, through several breaks, from all flight control surfaces to the cockpit controls. All breaks displayed features consistent with overload failure.

The main spar was separated from the airframe and fractured into several pieces. The left wing was partially consumed by fire, the left flap and aileron were separated and located along the debris path. The right wing, aileron, and flap were found separated along the debris path. The rudder remained attached to the empennage structure, the vertical stabilizer was separated. The right horizontal stabilizer remained attached, the left horizontal stabilizer was separated. Both elevators were separated from the empennage.

The fuel selector was found in the "RIGHT" position. The electric fuel pump was separated from its mount and punctured. The engine driven fuel pump was separated from the engine and not located.

The engine was impact separated and located at the end of the debris path. The crankcase appeared intact. The cylinders were examined with a borescope. No anomalies were observed on the visible portions of the pistons, cylinder walls, or valves. The No. 1 cylinder was displaced aft but remained attached to the crankcase, the flange was bowed. The Nos. 1 and 2 cylinders had bent pushrods. When actuated by hand through and accessory drive pad, the engine would not rotate.

The rocker box covers were removed; the valve springs and rocker assemblies were all intact with no anomalies observed. The top spark plugs were removed from the engine for inspection. The electrodes were new to slightly worn and light gray in color when compared to a Champion Check-A-Plug chart. The No. 1 spark plug ceramic insulator was fractured.

The carburetor was separated from the intake manifold and was impact and heat damaged, the control cables were not attached to their respective arms.

The propeller and hub were separated from the engine crankshaft consistent with impact damage. One propeller blade was mildly bent aft with no noticeable twist and exhibited leading edge gouging and chordwise scratches. The other propeller blade was bent aft at the mid-span with a slight twist. It exhibited chordwise scratches and leading-edge gouging, with streaks of missing white paint, and the tip was separated by impact.

The directional gyro was removed from the wreckage and disassembled. Rotational scoring was present on the spinning gyro and its housing. The vacuum pump was removed from the engine and disassembled. The rotor displayed several fractures that were consistent with impact damage, and the vanes were undamaged.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation
Registration: N26455
Model/Series: AA5 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCGS, 50 ft msl
Observation Time:1948 EST 
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 500 ft agl
Visibility:  2 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: College Park, MD (CGS)
Destination: White Plains, NY (HPN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 38.971389, -76.893056

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 




Doug Brazy 
National Transportation Safety Board





A man died when his small plane crashed into a home near the College Park Airport in Prince George's County, Maryland, Sunday afternoon, state police said.

The  Grumman American AA-5A Cheetah struck a carport attached to a house and a parked car before catching fire about 3 p.m., said Mark Brady, spokesperson for the Prince George's County Fire Department. Brady said the car and part of the house also caught fire.

Firefighters found 61-year-old Gordon Allen of Bronx, New York, dead inside the plane. No one was at the home at the time of the crash and there appear to be no other injuries, Brady said.

The crash happened near Auburn and Chestnut avenues in New Carrollton, which is about three miles south of where the plane took off at the College Park Airport about 2:45 p.m., authorities said.

The pilot was in communication with air traffic control and the plane was on Federal Aviation Administration radar.

About three minutes after takeoff at 700 feet, the plane started to descend to the right. It struck several trees and the carport and caused a large fire, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Witnesses said it was very loud.

Two homes on Chestnut Avenue were struck by debris, according to the NTSB.

At least 18 homes lost power because of the crash, state police said.

The FAA confirmed to WNBC that the plane was headed to Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York.

There were showers and completely overcast skies in the area at the time of the crash, Storm Team4's Amelia Draper said. NTSB reports there was 2 miles of visibility and light rain. The investigation will look deeper into weather conditions.

Firefighters with the College Park Fire Department and the Prince George's County Fire Department responded. Fire crews checked for fuel runoff.

The pilot had a proper license for the plane and his medical certification was up to date, according to the NTSB. An autopsy and toxicology report is to come.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the crash.

All major components of the plane are at the scene and are expected to be moved to a salvage facility Monday, according to the NTSB. The investigation will continue at the salvage facility.

A preliminary report is expected in about 10 days, according to the NTSB. That will not include a probable cause. Investigations like this take about 18 months.

Witnesses should contact the NTSB at witness@NTSB.gov

Story and video ➤ https://www.nbcwashington.com

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Mooney M20J 201, N52840: Accident occurred December 28, 2019 near Republic Airport (KFRG), Farmingdale, Nassau County, New York

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

Aircraft crashed into a wooded area under unknown circumstances.

N52840 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N52840


Date: 28-DEC-19
Time: 21:18:00Z
Regis#: N52840
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK


A small plane crashed into a line of trees along the Southern State Parkway in Farmingdale Saturday. 

State police say it happened around 4:10 p.m. near the Southern State Parkway westbound lanes, by Exits 32-33.

According to the FAA, the Mooney M20J 201 was making its final approach to Runway 1 at Republic Airport in Farmingdale when it crashed in the woods about a mile south of the runway.

The FAA says the pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft. State police tell News 12 that the pilot suffered only minor injuries.

The plane had taken off from Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, according to the FAA.

Aviation experts say pilots train for this type of situation. 

"One of the things you try to do if you have to force land an aircraft is try not to hit anything or hit people or any obstructions that might hit anybody else. So, it looks like he was able to do that so that is good news,” says Dr Michael Cander.

The crash halted traffic in both directions on the parkway in the area, but lanes have since been reopened. 

Traffic along the southern state parkway was at a standstill and remained sluggish until 7 p.m when crews were able to remove the aircraft from the scene.

Remnants of the plane are being towed and brought to a yard. From there, the FAA will take over and start their investigation into the cause of the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Story and video ➤ http://longisland.news12.com







EAST FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- A small plane crashed into the woods on Long Island.

The plane took off from Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Sheldon Way, Westhampton Beach, and crashed in East Farmingdale near Route 109 after reportedly losing power.

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Loss of Control on Ground: Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N2352K; accident occurred July 02, 2019 at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (KGKT), Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee

 View of Tailwheel.
Federal Aviation Administration


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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

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https://registry.faa.gov/N2352K

Location: Sevierville, TN
Accident Number: ERA19TA222
Date & Time: 07/02/2019, 0930 EDT
Registration: N2352K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Substantially Damaged Right Wing.
Federal Aviation Administration


On July 2, 2019, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Luscombe 8E, N2352K, was substantially damaged during the landing and subsequent runway excursion at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), Sevierville, Tennessee. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. 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. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed about 0815.

The pilot reported that he had purchased the airplane the day prior to the accident and planned to complete a local time building flight. He departed the airport and performed maneuvers in the local area, returned to GKT, and completed 4 normal wheel landings on runway 28. On the fifth wheel landing, the pilot reported that both main landing gear touched down about 55-60 mph on the runway centerline, and about 30 mph, the tailwheel settled to the runway.

As soon as the tailwheel touched down, the pilot stated he felt a rumble "like a machine gun" and the airplane continued to track the centerline for about 5-6 seconds, but then veered to the right. He applied left rudder, and the airplane subsequently veered left off the runway and the right main landing gear collapsed. The right-wing spar sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain. The pilot reported that when he exited the airplane, he observed that the tailwheel was at rest 90° to the right, perpendicular to the fuselage.

Examination of the tailwheel assembly by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that it moved freely, and no binds or control linkage problems were discovered. He reported that the chain and spring assembly on the tailwheel were a "little loose."

According to FAA airman records, the pilot in command held a private pilot certificate, with a rating for airplane single-engine land. He completed the Basic Medical certification on September 12, 2018. He reported he had accumulated 439 total flight hours, of which 9 hours were in the accident make and model airplane. He reported he received a tailwheel endorsement in January 2009.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the tailwheel equipped airplane was powered by a Continental C85 engine. The most recent annual inspection was completed on July 1, 2019.

At 0940, the reported weather at GKT included 10 statute miles visibility, clear skies, calm wind, temperature 28°C, dew point 21°C, and barometric pressure of 30.06 inches of mercury. The pilot reported that the wind was calm.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, 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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/12/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/01/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 439 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 439 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 80, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  8000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N2352K
Model/Series: 8 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 5079
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3813 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C-85-12F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 85 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: KGKT, 1013 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0940 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
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: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0815 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge (GKT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1014 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.856944, -83.524444 (est)