Monday, June 17, 2019

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C, N9754J: Fatal accident occurred June 14, 2019 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas


Kennedy’s Funeral & Jay’s Medical Expenses


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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9754J 

Location: Huntsville, TX
Accident Number: CEN19FA170
Date & Time: 06/14/2019, 1828 CDT
Registration: N9754J
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 14, 2019, about 1828 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180 airplane, N9754J, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain following a loss of engine power while approaching to land at the Huntsville Municipal Airport (UTS), Huntsville, Texas. The pilot received serious injuries and the passenger was fatally injured. The aircraft was registered to AMWR LLC and operated by the General Chennault Flying Tiger Academy under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), Conroe, Texas about 1754, with intended landings at Livingston Municipal Airport (00R) and UTS.

The airplane impacted trees and terrain about 6 nautical miles east-northeast of UTS. The accident site was heavly wooded and the first identified tree was impacted about 50 ft above ground level. The fuselage came to rest about 100 ft and 300 degrees from the initial tree impact.The outboard right wing was located between the initial tree impact and the fuselage and the left wing and the right wing root were located next to the fuselage. One stabilator half was located near the outboard right wing and the other stabilator half was located near the engine. The engine came to rest at the forward end of the fuselage. It was broken loose from the fusealage at the engine mounts and remained partially attached by hoses and engine control cables.

The elevator control system remained intact and functional from the control yokes aft to the center stabilator spar. The rudder control system remained intact and functional from the rudder pedals aft to the rudder. The aileron control system exhibited two breaks in the control cabling leading to the right aileron control bellcrank. The breaks exhibited signatures consistent with overload failure. The right aileron bellcrank remained attached to the wing structure and the pushrod remained attached to the aileron and the bellcrank. The left aileron bellcrank had been ripped from the structure and the pushrod was broken at the pushrod spherical end fitting. The remainder of the pushrod remained attached to the aileron. The aileron cables from the wing roots forward to the control yokes remained intact.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N9754J
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Awmr Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KUTS, 363 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Conroe, TX (CXO)
Destination: Conroe, TX (CXO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  30.782500, -95.487500
  
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. 


Kennedy Lynne O'Malley

Kennedy Lynne O’Malley, 20, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away tragically on June 14, 2019. Kennedy was born April 8, 1999, in Conroe, Texas, the daughter of Lori (Alan) Rutherford and Pat O’Malley both of Montgomery. Kennedy was survived by her longtime love, Jay Bevin West III.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Cameron Elliott of Montgomery; two nieces, Prezli and Paezli Elliott; one nephew, Paxton Elliott; her grandparents, Linda (John) Daniel of Nashville, TN; Bill (Cathy) O’Malley of Pinehurst, NC; and Sherron Brooks of Montgomery.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Margaret (Peggy) Sue O’Malley.

Kennedy graduated from Montgomery High School in 2018. She was employed as Assistant Director of Go ‘n Play Childcare on Walden Rd in Montgomery. She had also attended Lone Star College.


Kennedy will be missed for her loving heart, her unfailing loyalty, her infectious laugh, and most of all for her beautiful smile that could light up the darkest day. Shine on sweet Kennedy in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior until we meet again.


HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The two victims involved in Friday evening's plane crash in Walker County have now been identified.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the pilot is 20-year-old Jay West III, who was in the plane with his girlfriend, 20-year-old Kennedy O'Malley.
West was transported to Memorial Herman hospital but O’Malley did not survive the crash. 

The owner of Go-N-Play where O’Malley worked as an assistant director says O’Malley was a vibrant person and hard worker who will be deeply missed by her community. The owner says O’Malley loved flying with West and the two were supposed to be gone for two hours the day of the crash.

A close friend of West said he is currently undergoing another operation since the crash and is recovering in the hospital.

Story and video ➤ https://www.click2houston.com



HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A deadly plane crash was reported in Huntsville, the Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday morning. 

The crash was reported in the 2600 block of Highway 19. The Texas Department of Public Safety said a male pilot was removed from the plane and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

A female passenger was reported dead at the scene. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said engine trouble was likely to blame for the accident. The FAA said the plane was making a short trip from Conroe to Livingston Friday and was on its way back to Conroe when the plane went down in the wooded area of Walker County. FAA officials said the engine issues kept the pilot from being able to maintain the proper altitude. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation. The identities of the two people involved have not yet been released.

Story and video ➤ https://www.click2houston.com





HUNTSVILLE, Texas (WTHR) - One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a plane crash in southeast Texas.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported in Huntsville Saturday morning.

Officials say a male pilot was removed from the plane and transported to a nearby hospital.

A female passenger was reported dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration said engine trouble was likely to blame for the accident.

The FAA says the plane was on its way from Livingston to Conroe Friday night when it went down in a wooded area of Walker County.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.

The identities of the two people involved have not yet been released.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The intact fuselage implies good control in spite of the heavily wooded terrain. Just kids. So sorry.