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

Cessna 182F Skylane, N3473U: Accident occurred December 29, 2019 at Nueces County Airport (KRBO), Robstown, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3473U


NTSB Identification: CEN20CA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Robstown, TX
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N3473U


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 was fueling and after start up, pilot lost control and struck pump and credit card machine.

Date: 30-DEC-19
Time: 00:55:00Z
Regis#: N3473U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: ROBSTOWN
State: TEXAS

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: Incident occurred December 30, 2019 at Miley Memorial Field (KBPI), Sublette County, Wyoming


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

Pickett Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N43866

Date: 30-DEC-19
Time: 21:43:00Z
Regis#: N43866
Aircraft Make: MITSUBISHI
Aircraft Model: MU2B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BIG PINEY
State: WYOMING

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



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft was on the ramp and caught fire.

https://registry.faa.gov/N52CV

Date: 27-DEC-19
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N52CV
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SF50
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA MONICA
State: CALIFORNIA

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: Incident occurred December 27, 2019 in Holly Ridge, Onslow County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft departed and crashed into the woods.

https://registry.faa.gov/N90M

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



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, D.C.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a house.

Debs Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N26455

Date: 29-DEC-19
Time: 19:48:00Z
Regis#: N26455
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA5
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: COLLEGE PARK
State: MARYLAND

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.

According to the FAA, the Mooney M20J 201 crashed as it approached to land on Runway 1 at Republic Airport around 4 p.m. Saturday. The plane crashed approximately one mile south of the runway.

Only the pilot was on board the plane at the time - he suffered minor injuries, and is expected to be okay.

The FAA and NTSB are working to determine the cause of the crash.

Part of the Southern State Parkway is shut down due to emergency vehicles.

Story and video ➤ https://abc7ny.com

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

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/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)

Runway Excursion: Piper PA-28R-200, N40956; accident occurred April 20, 2019 at St. Cloud Regional Airport (KSTC), Sherburne County, Minnesota

View of airplane from the left front. 


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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

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/N40956


Location: St. Cloud, MN

Accident Number: CEN19LA125
Date & Time: 04/20/2019, 0946 CDT
Registration: N40956
Aircraft: Piper PA-28R-200
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


View of airplane from the right rear.

***This report was modified on 12/11/2019. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.***


On April 20, 2019, about 0946 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-200 airplane, veered off the left side of runway 13 during landing at the St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC), St. Cloud, Minnesota. The pilot and passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was owned and operated by the Blue Sky Benefit Solutions, Inc. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed during the flight, which was not operating under a flight plan. The flight departed the Sauk Centre Municipal Airport (D39), Sauk Centre, Minnesota, about 0914 with STC as the destination.

The pilot reported that the accident flight was the first flight after the airplane had undergone an annual maintenance inspection. The pilot reported that the airplane operated normally during the flight and he planned to land on runway 13 (7,500 ft by 150, asphalt) at STC. The approach and descent rate were stable as he "crabbed" the airplane into the wind to compensate for the right crosswind. He selected 25° of flaps when the indicated airspeed was 80 kts. He stated that before touchdown, he applied left rudder and had the right wing down into the wind to counter the crosswinds and to maintain the center line of the runway. At touchdown, he had the control yoke to the right and was applying the brakes; however, the airplane veered to the left and exited the runway. The airplane traveled about 50 ft into the grass when the right main landing gear collapsed. The right wing struck the ground resulting in substantial damage to the wing.

The examination of the flight controls confirmed flight control continuity from the flight controls to the control surfaces. The airplane was equipped with an engine monitoring system. The data was downloaded, and the data indicated that the engine and propeller operated normally during the flight. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot stated, "Looking back, I should have never gone up with crosswinds that high, with little to no practice in crosswinds logged in the last 30, 60, [or] 90 days."

At 0853, the surface weather observation at STC, was wind 180° at 13 knots gusting to 20 knots; visibility 10 miles; sky clear; temperature 12° C; dew point -1° C; and altimeter 29.78 inches of mercury. The pilot reported that before departing D39, the weather briefing at D39 was sky clear, wind 180° at 9 knots. About 30 nautical miles out from STC, the pilot received the automated weather from STC, which was sky clear, wind 180° at 12 to 20 knots.

According to the airplane manufacturer's pilot operating handbook, the maximum demonstrated crosswind component for this make/model airplane is 17 knots.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private

Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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: 08/23/2016
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2017
Flight Time: 368 hours (Total, all aircraft), 317 hours (Total, this make and model), 340 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N40956
Model/Series: PA-28R-200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28R-7435144
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/19/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2325 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 0 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4195.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-380-C1C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 200
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: STC, 1030 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0853 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration
Departure Point: Sauk Centre, MN (D39)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: St. Cloud, MN (STC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0914 CDT
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 1030 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 13
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 45.548056, -94.069722

Piper PA-32RT-300 Lance II, N27GB: Accident occurred December 28, 2019 near Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina 
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N27GB

Location:Fletcher, NC 
Accident Number: ERA20LA062
Date & Time: 12/28/2019, 1735 EST
Registration: N27GB
Aircraft: Piper PA32RT
Injuries:5 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 28, 2019, about 1735 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-32RT-300, N27GB, was destroyed during an emergency landing in Fletcher, North Carolina, after it experienced a partial loss of engine power during the initial climb from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), Asheville, North Carolina. The private pilot and four passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, that was destined for Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (RYY), Atlanta, Georgia.

According to the pilot, he departed from RYY earlier in the day with four family members and flew to AVL. The airplane had 86 gallons of fuel on board when it departed RYY. Prior to takeoff from AVL the pilot performed an engine runup and everything was normal. During taxi he was following a CRJ, and the air traffic control tower controller advised him of wake turbulence.

During the takeoff he rotated the airplane "a little early" at 75 knots to avoid the wake turbulence from the CRJ. He climbed at Vx (best angle of climb); then the airplane started to feel "sluggish." He checked that the mixture, propeller, and throttle controls were all full forward and "nosed" the airplane forward.

The pilot believed that the airplane experience an additional loss of engine power and thought he had enough altitude to turn back to the airport. He subsequently thought that the engine was "rolling back," noted that the oil pressure gauge was in the "yellow," and attempted to land in a parking lot. He kept the landing gear in the up position, extended the wing flaps and aimed between light poles. The right wing hit "something," and the airplane stopped. When he exited, his wife and the children were already out of the airplane.

Examination of photographs taken of the accident site and airplane revealed that the airplane struck a chain link fence, and an electrical distribution box before coming to rest. The majority of the airplane's cabin and aft fuselage had been consumed by a postcrash fire.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airmen and pilot records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane multi-engine land, airplane single engine land, and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued on February 1, 2015. He reported that he had accrued about 327 total hours of flight experience, 224 of which was in the accident airplane make and model.

According to FAA airworthiness and aircraft maintenance records, the airplane was manufactured in 1978. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed on May 6, 2019. At the time of the inspection, the airplane had accrued about 4,082 total hours of operation, and the engine had accrued about 365 hours since major overhaul.

The recorded weather at AVL, at 1754, included wind 150 at 5 knots, visibility 9 miles, overcast ceiling at 10,000 ft, temperature 16° C, dew point 9° C, and an altimeter setting of 30.20 inches of mercury.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N27GB
Model/Series: PA32RT 300
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:
Observation Facility, Elevation: AVL, 2162 ft msl
Observation Time: 1754 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Asheville, NC (AVL)
Destination: Atlanta, GA (RYY)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.425000, -82.531944 (est)




 

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) —  Multiple crews were on scene at the WNC Ag Center in Buncombe County Saturday, December 28th, 2019, after a small plane crashed after taking off from the Asheville Regional Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Piper PA-32RT crashed approximately one-quarter mile east of airport as it was taking off from Runway 17.

Buncombe County authorities say five people were on the aircraft at the time of the crash. Thankfully, there were no major injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

Officials with the Asheville Regional Airport reported the incident did not happen on airport property but they did send help. They said the runway is fully operational. There are some flight delays at the time, but not necessarily connected to the crash.

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