Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cessna 150M, N704QJ: Incident occurred November 13, 2019 in Red Rock, Pinal County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Aircraft crash landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N704QJ

Date: 13-NOV-19
Time: 08:12:00Z
Regis#: N704QJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RED ROCK
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 172E Skyhawk, N3803S: Incident occurred November 12, 2019 at Fallbrook Airpark (L18), San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

Aircraft landed and veered off runway.

Aircraft Partner Holdings Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N3803S

Date: 12-NOV-19
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N3803S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FALLBROOK
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N9501W: Incident occurred November 12, 2019 at Buchanan Field Airport (KCCR), Contra Costa County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland

Aircraft aborted the takeoff and had a tail strike on the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9501W

Date: 12-NOV-19
Time: 12:16:00Z
Regis#: N9501W
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CONCORD
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 182M Skylane, N91846: Incident occurred November 11, 2019 at San Luis Valley Regional Airport (KALS), Alamosa County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft on landing hit berm and flipped over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N91846

Date: 11-NOV-19
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N91846
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN LUIS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739UA: Accident occurred November 12, 2019 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Wayman Aviation Academy

https://registry.faa.gov/N739UA


NTSB Identification: GAA20CA067
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 12, 2019 in Pembroke Pines, FL
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N739UA

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 landed and veered off runway and nosed over.

Date: 12-NOV-19
Time: 14:51:00Z
Regis#: N739UA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLYWOOD
State: FLORIDA







PEMBROKE PINES, Florida (WSVN) - A student pilot was injured after being involved in a plane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport just after 10 a.m., Tuesday.

7SkyForce HD hovered above the scene where a damaged Cessna could be seen on a grassy area off the side of a runway.

Rescue crews transported the pilot to Memorial Regional Hospital where he is expected to be OK.

According to the Broward Aviation Department, the pilot was attempting to land the plane at the airport when it skidded off the runway and crashed.

Two airfield signs were damaged in the crash.

Officials said runway 10R was closed for cleanup.

The other runways remain open.

Crews worked to clean up a minor fuel leak.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Story and video ➤  https://wsvn.com

Symphony SA-160, N844SA: Incident occurred November 12, 2019 at Fitzgerald Municipal Airport (KFZG), Ben Hill County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft struck a deer on landing.

Part Time Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N844SA

Date: 12-NOV-19
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N844SA
Aircraft Make: SYMPHONY
Aircraft Model: SA160
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FITZGERALD
State: GEORGIA

Piper PA-24-250, N5303P: Incident occurred November 12, 2019 at Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU), Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

SIK Investments

https://registry.faa.gov/N5303P

Date: 12-NOV-19
Time: 23:33:00Z
Regis#: N5303P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS CRUCES
State: NEW MEXICO

Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, N453TM: Accident occurred November 05, 2019 at Stafford Regional Airport (KRMN), Virginia


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington

Aircraft struck a deer on landing.

Aircraft Holding Company One LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N453TM

Date: 05-NOV-19
Time: 22:34:00Z
Regis#: N453TM
Aircraft Make: HAWKER
Aircraft Model: 400A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: STAFFORD
State: VIRGINIA

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cessna 182C, N8749T: Fatal accident occurred November 11, 2019 in Sullivan Lake, North Pend Oreille County, Washington

Terry L. Coleman

https://registry.faa.gov/N8749T

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.



COLVILLE – The search for a missing Colville pilot and his plane has been concluded after a local resident discovered the body of the pilot in Sullivan Lake on Saturday, November 16th.

Terry Coleman, 67, flew out of the Colville Municipal Airport around noon Monday, November 11th, intending to return in about an hour. Family notified authorities when he did not return and the search began Monday evening.

Search crews, coordinated by the Washington State Department of Transportation, focused on the area around Sullivan Lake and the town of Ione based on the length of time Mr. Coleman was expected to fly, a ping of his cellphone recorded on a tower in nearby Metaline Falls and radar that showed a plane in that general area at the time he would have been flying. (The radar could not identify whose plane it picked up, just that a plane or planes had been in the area).

Crews from several local agencies and Search and Rescue groups searched the area both by air and on the ground. Low visibility, rain and snow prevented planes and helicopters from flying on several days of the search, but they were used whenever it was deemed safe to send them out. Ground crews worked throughout the area, including in tough, steep terrain.

This is not the resolution anyone hoped for and our thoughts are with the Coleman family and loved ones, some of whom worked with searchers in the week-long effort to find Mr. Coleman and his Cessna 182 Skylane. The local communities have been incredibly supportive both of the family and the search crews during the trying days of the search.

WSDOT also is very thankful for all those who gave of their time or expertise during this search mission. Agencies who assisted in the search include: The Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue (SAR); the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office and SAR: the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and SAR; the Civil Air Patrol; the Washington Air Search and Rescue; the U.S. Forest Service; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; WSDOT personnel and the Colville Municipal Airport.

This concludes WSDOT’s involvement in the mission. Further information will be released by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office. The contact there is Sheriff Glenn Blakeslee at 509-671-3469 or Undersheriff Geoff Rusho at 509-447-1902. Media questions about any investigation of cause can be directed to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wsdot.wa.gov



COLVILLE, Washington — The body of missing Colville pilot Terry Coleman, 67, was found in Sullivan Lake in North Pend Oreille County on Saturday morning, according to the Stevens County Sheriff Brad Manke. 


The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office has crews on the lake in an attempt to locate the missing aircraft, which they believe to be submerged, Manke said. An autopsy is scheduled to help determine the cause of death. 


Rescue crews were continuing their search for a missing Colville pilot and his plane after he did not return from a trip on Monday. 


As searches by flight were postponed on Tuesday due to weather conditions, leaders with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) advised that the public should not form private search crews to look for 67-year-old Terry Coleman. 


Coleman left Colville Municipal Airport in his personal Cessna 182 Skylane at about noon on Monday for a one-hour flight, according to WSDOT leaders. The pilot’s family reached out to authorities when the pilot did not return as scheduled.


WSDOT leaders said no emergency beacon signals or other distress signals have been recorded in the area. Two flights, including a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter, searched the area and were unable to find the plane on Monday.


Searchers worked on the ground Tuesday due to poor weather and visibility, WSDOT leaders said. A decision about flying planes on Wednesday will depend on conditions and safety of the crews. 


WSDOT coordinated the search with local law enforcement and search and rescue groups in an area between Colville and the nearby towns of Ione and Sullivan Lake, which is based on where they expected Coleman to fly. 


Ione is about 40 miles northeast of Colville in neighboring Pend Oreille County. 


Authorities asked anyone in the area, including hunters, to keep an eye out for the plane or evidence of a crash. They added that residents should not form private search crews because it could interfere with tracking of the official search and rescue crews in the area. 


"We'll let the public know when and if we need more search crews and thank them for the offers and support they've already provided," WSDOT leaders wrote online. 


WSDOT Aviation Search and Rescue lead the search effort and coordinating with local law enforcement. The agency is required by law to coordinate and manage all aerial search and rescue efforts within the state.


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


PEND OREILLE COUNTY, Washington - Authorities have located the remains of a Colville pilot who went missing when his plane crashed on November 11th.

According to a press release by the Stevens County Sheriff's Office, the body of 67-year-old Terry Coleman was found Saturday morning in Sullivan Lake in Northern Pend Oreille County.

The Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office is continuing to search the lake for the missing aircraft, which is believed to be submerged in the lake.

An investigation into the cause of the airplane crash will be conducted by the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office and the National Transportation Safety Board. 

An autopsy will be performed in the coming days to determine Coleman's cause of death. 

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

Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N7721C: Accident occurred November 11, 2019 in Goodnews Bay, Alaska -and- Incident occurred May 08, 2019 in Eek, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

November 11, 2019:  Aircraft crashed into the Goodnews Bay after departure.


https://registry.faa.gov/N7721C

Date: 11-NOV-19
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N7721C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-32R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GOODNEWS
State: ALASKA

A six-seater Piper Lance operated by regional airline Yute Commuter Service crashed in Goodnews Bay on the evening of November 10th. Station Manager Andrew Flagg said that the pilot was the only one in the plane and escaped without injuries. Flagg declined to give any more details until the investigation into the crash concludes.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kyuk.org

May 08, 2019:  Aircraft tipped forward and sustained prop strike.

Date: 08-MAY-19
Time: 20:21:00Z
Regis#: N7721C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
City: EEK
State: ALASKA

Beech 95-B55 (T42A), N686DR: Incident occurred November 09, 2019 at Griffin-Spalding County Airport (6A2), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Gear collapse.

https://registry.faa.gov/N686DR

Date: 09-NOV-19
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N686DR
Aircraft Make: BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BE55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GRIFFIN
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2173Z: Incident occurred November 11, 2019 at Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), Alameda County, California -and- Accident occurred July 03, 2017 at Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN), Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland

Aircraft experienced a propeller strike on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2173Z

Date: 11-NOV-19
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N2173Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LIVERMORE
State: CALIFORNIA

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Location: Shreveport, LA
Accident Number: GA1A7CA389
Date & Time: 07/03/2017, 0830 CDT
Registration: N2173Z
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis


The solo student pilot reported that, during the first approach to land, the airspeed was about 10 knots fast. He added that, during the flare, he attempted to correct the airspeed by "pitching back," but the airplane bounced hard and then porpoised on the runway. He further added that he initiated a go-around and subsequently completed a normal landing after two additional go-arounds.

The right elevator, fuselage, and firewall sustained substantial damage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing. 

Findings

Aircraft


Personnel issues

Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight


Landing-flare/touchdown

Hard landing (Defining event)
Abnormal runway contact

Student Pilot Information


Certificate: Student
Age: 41, 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: 08/29/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:  
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 34.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 34.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 1.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5.1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N2173Z
Model/Series: 172 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17281216
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/12/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8014.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: TUBREAUX AVIATION SERVICES LLC.
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: TUBREAUX AVIATION SERVICES LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDTN, 179 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1800 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3800 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SHREVEPORT, LA (DTN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: SHREVEPORT, LA (DTN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0826 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: SHREVEPORT DOWNTOWN (DTN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 179 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3200 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

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: 32.540278, -93.745000 (est)

Aviat Husky A-1, N4QR: Incident occurred November 10, 2019 at Georgetown Airport (E36), El Dorado County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento

Veered off the runway upon landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4QR

Date: 10-NOV-19
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N4QR
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GEORGETOWN
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech Baron 95-C55, N6206V: Incident occurred November 09, 2019 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Jefferson County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft gear was inadvertently retracted during touch and go maneuvers.

BHL Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6206V

Date: 09-NOV-19
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N6206V
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Mooney M20M Bravo, N9155Y: Incident occurred November 08, 2019 at Nampa Municipal Airport (KMAN), Canyon County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise

Aircraft landed gear up on Runway 29.

Get There LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9155Y

Date: 08-NOV-19
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N9155Y
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NAMPA
State: IDAHO

Mooney M20J, N4058H: Incident occurred November 10, 2019 at Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG), Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Aircraft made an emergency landing, due to a fuel issue, at a Notice to Airmen (NOTAMED) closed airport. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N4058H

Date: 10-NOV-19
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N4058H
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: GONZALES
State: LOUISIANA

Cessna 402C, N747WS: Incident occurred November 08, 2019 at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (KBHB), Trenton, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Aircraft evacuated on runway due to burning odor.

Hyannis Air Service Inc operating as Cape Air

https://registry.faa.gov/N747WS

Date: 08-NOV-19
Time: 22:32:00Z
Regis#: N747WS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: CAPE AIR
City: BAR HARBOR
State: MAINE

Cessna 402C, N2748Y: Incident occurred November 08, 2019 and accident occurred December 04, 2017 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA) -and- Incident occurred July 02, 2018 at Nantucket Memorial Airport (KACK)

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

November 08, 2019:  Aircraft lost braking capability on taxiway and went into the grass.

Hyannis Air Service Inc operating as Cape Air

https://registry.faa.gov/N2748Y

Date: 08-NOV-19
Time: 14:18:00Z
Regis#: N2748Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMUTER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
City: HYANNIS
State: MASSACHUSETTS

July 02, 2018:  While on taxiway aircraft had cockpit fire.

Date: 02-JUL-18

Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N2748Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: CAPE AIR
City: NANTUCKET
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Accident occurred December 04, 2017 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: Hyannis, MA
Accident Number: GAA18CA071
Date & Time: 12/04/2017, 1725 EST
Registration: N2748Y
Aircraft: CESSNA 402
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 


According to the pilot, he took off at night, and during the initial climb about 800 ft above the ground, the airplane ran into a flock of birds. The pilot declared an emergency with the tower and landed the airplane without further incident.


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wind screen and the windscreen frame.


The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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:

Encounter with a flock of birds during takeoff at night, resulting in multiple bird strikes and structural damage. 

Findings


Environmental issues

Animal(s)/bird(s) - Effect on operation (Cause)
Dark - Effect on operation

Factual Information


History of Flight


Initial climb

Birdstrike (Defining event)

According to the pilot, he took off at night, and during the initial climb about 800ft above the ground, the airplane ran into a flock of birds. The pilot declared an emergency with the tower and landed the airplane without further incident.


The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wind screen and the windscreen frame.


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


Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial

Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/31/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6400 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5000 hours (Total, this make and model), 5900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA

Registration: N2748Y
Model/Series: 402 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 402C0248
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/05/2017, AAIP
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 33449.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-VB
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 325 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135); Flag carrier (121) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYA, 55 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 155°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2200 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.47 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Hyannis, ME (HYA)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1720 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information


Airport:  Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field (HYA)

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 54 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 06
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5425 ft / 150 ft
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:  41.668889, -70.280278 (est)