Thursday, October 31, 2019

Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster, N926FE and Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N274MM: Accident occurred October 31, 2019 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu


N926FE Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N926FE

Location: Honolulu, HI
Accident Number: ANC20LA003A
Date & Time: 10/31/2019, 1255 HST
Registration: N926FE
Aircraft: Cessna 208
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On October 31, 2019, about 1254 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a turbine-powered Cessna 208B airplane, N926FE, impacted a Cessna 172, N274MM during ground operations at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) Honolulu, Hawaii. The Cessna 208 sustained minor damage and the Cessna 172 sustained substantial damage. The solo commercial pilot of N926FE, and the private pilot and passenger of N274MM were not injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and N926FE had filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan, and N274MM had no flight plan filed. N926FE was registered to Federal Express Corporation and operated by Corporate Air as flight 8974, an on-demand cargo flight under the provision of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. N274MM was owned by a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot of N926FE reported that, while holding on taxiway "C" Charlie for runway 26R, his airplane was positioned approximately 50 feet behind N274MM. With the condition lever set at low idle and the power lever set all the way aft at idle, he applied the parking brake and his attention was diverted from outside of the airplane to inside of the cockpit. While his attention was inside the airplane, he was startled by a noise and vibration, looked up, and realized his airplane had taxied into the back of N274MM. He then shut his airplane down, called tower, and egressed from the airplane.

The pilot of N274MM reported that, while holding for departure, the airplane was struck from behind by N926FE. He added that, there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with N274MM that would have precluded normal operation.

Both airplanes were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N926FE
Model/Series: 208 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Federal Express
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 21.327222, -157.905833 (est)

N274MM Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N274MM


Location: Honolulu, HI
Accident Number: ANC20LA003B
Date & Time: 10/31/2019, 1255 HST
Registration: N274MM
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On October 31, 2019, about 1254 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a turbine-powered Cessna 208B airplane, N926FE, impacted a Cessna 172, N274MM during ground operations at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) Honolulu, Hawaii. The Cessna 208 sustained minor damage and the Cessna 172 sustained substantial damage. The solo commercial pilot of N926FE, and the private pilot and passenger of N274MM were not injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and N926FE had filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan, and N274MM had no flight plan filed. N926FE was registered to Federal Express Corporation and operated by Corporate Air as flight 8974, an on-demand cargo flight under the provision of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. N274MM was owned by a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The pilot of N926FE reported that, while holding on taxiway "C" Charlie for runway 26R, his airplane was positioned approximately 50 feet behind N274MM. With the condition lever set at low idle and the power lever set all the way aft at idle, he applied the parking brake and his attention was diverted from outside of the airplane to inside of the cockpit. While his attention was inside the airplane, he was startled by a noise and vibration, looked up, and realized his airplane had taxied into the back of N274MM. He then shut his airplane down, called tower, and egressed from the airplane.

The pilot of N274MM reported that, while holding for departure, the airplane was struck from behind by N926FE. He added that, there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with N274MM that would have precluded normal operation.

Both airplanes were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N274MM
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Destination: Honolulu, HI (HNL)

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: 21.327222, -157.905833 (est)


A private Cessna and a small FedEx plane collided on a taxiway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

There were no injuries and no flight delays.

The taxi-way that the collision happened on is closed until they clear the scene.

FedEx released the following statement:

“FedEx Flight 8974, a feeder aircraft en route from Honolulu to Lihue, Hawaii, was involved in an incident with a small Cessna aircraft this afternoon while taxiing for takeoff. We are grateful no one was hurt. Maintenance is evaluating our aircraft, and we are fully cooperating with investigating authorities.”

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.khon2.com

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities are investigating after a small FedEx cargo plane rear-ended a Cessna 172 waiting to take off at Honolulu’s airport on Thursday.

No injuries were reported, and the crash didn’t impact airport operations, a Department of Transportation spokesman said.

The incident happened about 1 p.m. on a taxiway.

The cargo plane ― a single-engine Cessna Caravan ― only had the pilot on board, while the Cessna had a pilot and passenger.

The FAA said it’s investigating the incident.

Original article ➤ https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

better to get rear ended on the taxi way then in the air
someones got some splaining to do thats an expensive fender bender

Anonymous said...

forgot to put the gear down, veer off the runway, stall the airplane, wrong kind of fuel, lost control on taxi, hit runways lights, land with tail wind at uncontrolled airport when they have choice of runway so forth and so on. Wow! All in adequate training.

Anonymous said...

Add another one my Garman isn’t working I don’t know how to shoot the approach now. Are the auto pilot failed and I don’t know what to do!

Anonymous said...

How could this happen? Head in the cockpit fooling around with the the NAVCOM? Texting while taxiing? An extreme rare case of complete brake failure and the pilot couldn't react fact enough to put the prop into beta? The Skyhawk pilot probably didn't even look behind assuming that big meat eater turboprop was going to actually stay behind him as it got closer.

Anonymous said...

That happened because pilot training has degraded over the last 40 years! People that are flying today would not of had a chance to even fly 40 years ago. There was like a lot of really good pilots back then and now pilots are few and far between. look what we’re getting .