Monday, February 11, 2019

Kitfox IV Speedster, N995BW: Accident occurred February 09, 2019 in Page, Coconino County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Made precautionary landing on a road and struck a tree.


https://registry.faa.gov/N995BW


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 01:15:00Z
Regis#: N995BW
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: KITFOX IV SPEEDSTER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PAGE
State: ARIZONA

Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria, N11666: Accident occurred February 09, 2019 at Monterey Bay Academy Airport (CA66), Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.


https://registry.faa.gov/N11666


Date: 09-FEB-19

Time: 18:39:00Z
Regis#: N11666
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7GCAA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WATSONVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA

WATSONVILLE, California - UPDATE (9:01 p.m. 2/10/19):  Crews rushed to the Monterey Bay Academy Airport, Saturday, when a small plane crashed onto its runway. The airstrip is a known training ground for Central Coast pilots.

"I used to land out on that strip in my training. It was just a fun, little grass strip that you'd land and practice your take-offs and landings off into the ocean," said retired pilot, Brad Darbro.

The scenic spot saw disaster over the weekend, leaving both the passenger and pilot in serious condition.

Santa Cruz-area pilot, Chris Gularte, said this specific type of plane, a Citabria, is commonly flown around the Monterey Bay. "People go out with these and have a lot of fun. They're really exciting to fly and they do special things. They'll land on a dirt strip like what the academy had," said Gularte.

Staff at the Watsonville Municipal Airport said the plane that crashed was kept there. The Watsonville Municipal Airport is a hub for smaller aircraft, typically used for recreational purposes. 

Although the cause of the plane's crash is still unknown, some pilots believe Saturday's rain and strong gusts could have been a factor. "They're a really lightweight aircraft and they're really affected by winds. I don't know if that's what caused the crash, but it was kind of a windy, stormy day," said Darbro.

The FAA lists the owner of aircraft as Aptos resident, Eva Twardokens. The San Jose Mercury reported this is the former Olympic skier. Whether or not she was flying her plane, at the time of the crash, is still unknown.

UPDATE (6:55 p.m. 2/9/19):

The two people injured in the plane crash Saturday morning outside Watsonville were in "serious" condition, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Mike Harris. The female pilot and male passenger were air transported to Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. Their identities have not been released.

The plane's owner is listed as an Aptos resident, according to FAA registry records. The plane is a Bellanca ​​​​​Citabria -  a fixed-wing single engine plane. 

Ian Gregor, a spokesperson for the FAA says the plane crashed "under unknown circumstances while landing"  at the Monterey Bay Academy Airport.

Harris said the plane's nose and left side were damaged when it ended on the runway next to a farm field. Firefighters cut off the right wing while trying to pull the pilot and passenger from the fuselage.

The NTSB is leading the investigation. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's office was the immediate responding agency, and was joined by Cal Fire, Santa Cruz Fire, Watsonville Fire, Aptos/La Selva Fire, and AMR Paramedics. 

ORIGINAL REPORT: 

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office reports that there has been a plane crash outside Watsonville off San Andreas Road.

The plane crashed on the property of Monterey Bay Academy shortly after taking off from the Watsonville Airport.

Two people were injured in the crash and taken to the hospital, but the cause is still under investigation.

Several local fire districts responded to the scene, but the Sheriff's Office has taken over the scene while they wait for the FAA to arrive.

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Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N6476G: Incident occurred February 08, 2019 in Byron, Contra Costa County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Right flap buckled, landed safely.


Atmosphere Aviation LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N6476G


Date: 08-FEB-19
Time: 20:35:00Z
Regis#: N6476G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BYRON
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N828CF: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Veered off the runway.


Christiansen Aviation Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N828CF


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N828CF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Learjet 60, N225GP: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Sedgwick County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Charter Airlines LLC: Aborted takeoff, shredded main inboard tires and two (2) flat main outboard tires.


SN 154 LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N225GP


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 07:40:00Z
Regis#: N225GP
Aircraft Make: LEARJET
Aircraft Model: 60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: CHARTER AIRLINES LLC
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Mooney M20K, N5620Z: Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (KOWB), Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Gear up landing.


N4920D LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N5620Z


Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 06:15:00Z
Regis#: N5620Z
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OWENSBORO
State: KENTUCKY

BAC 167 Strikemaster, N167BA: Incident occurred February 08, 2019 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Gear collapsed.


Blue Air Training LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N167BA


Date: 08-FEB-19
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N167BA
Aircraft Make: BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORP
Aircraft Model: BAC 167 STRIKEMASTER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N937AS: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport (KMGY), Montgomery County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Nose gear up on landing, prop strike.


Aviation Sales Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N937AS


Date: 09-FEB-19
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N937AS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTON
State: OHIO

Bellanca 17-30 Super Viking, N4888V: Incident occurred February 09, 2019 at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas and Incident occurred September 21, 2017 at Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Gear collapsed, wing struck taxiway light.


Homerun RV LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N4888V


Date: 09-FEB-19

Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N4888V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17 30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

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


September 21, 2017: Aircraft struck two taxiway lights due to steering issue.

Date: 21-SEP-17
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N4888V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17-30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Cessna 182D Skylane, N9101X: Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Snohomish County, Washington

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

As exiting hangar collided with unoccupied N733NE.


Fly-By Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N9101X


Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 20:12:00Z
Regis#: N9101X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ARLINGTON
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 421B, N581CJ: Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Lakeland Airport (KARV), Minocqua-Woodruff, Wisconsin and Incident occurred July 26, 2018 at Grand Geneva Resort Airport (C02), Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Skidded off the runway.


https://registry.faa.gov/N581CJ


Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N581CJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MINOCQUA WOODRUFF
State: WISCONSIN

July 26, 2018: While positioning to park right engine caught fire.

Date: 26-JUL-18
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N581CJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 421B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE GENEVA
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna 172E Skyhawk, N7414N: Accident occurred February 10, 2019 in Culpeper, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Crashed on a road.


Airport Services Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N7414N


Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 21:07:00Z
Regis#: N7414N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CULPEPER
State: VIRGINIA



Three people escaped injury when their single-engine airplane made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon on State Route 3 in Culpeper County.

Virginia State Police Trooper W.C. Beard responded to reports of a plane crash at 4:05 p.m., according to a state police news release.

The plane’s engine failed after it took off from the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport, the release said. 

The pilot made an emergency landing on Route 3 just under a mile east of State Route 788 and then struck a utility pole. The impact also caused the aircraft to strike a fence.

The pilot, Hyunju V. Ko, 47, of Gainesville, was not injured. Two juvenile passengers also were uninjured.

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

Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III, N6256C: Incident occurred February 10, 2019 at Alton Bay Seaplane Base (B18), Belknap County, New Hampshire

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Rolled off the end of the runway, struck a snow bank causing nose gear to collapse and prop strike.


https://registry.faa.gov/N6256C

Date: 10-FEB-19
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N6256C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 201
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALTON BAY
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE




ALTON — A single-engine plane was damaged Sunday after sliding off the ice runway and striking a snowbank on Alton Bay.

The pilot and two passengers on the plane were not injured in the rough landing at the frozen air strip around 11:45 a.m. Sunday, said Paul LaRochelle, ice runway manager at Alton Bay Seaplane Base.

“The snowbank was just hard enough that it broke the nose gear,” LaRochelle said.

The propeller was also damaged by the snowbank, LaRochelle said. The plane will remain grounded until repairs can be completed.

The Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III was coming from Connecticut and the pilot, who was unfamiliar with the air strip on Lake Winnipesaukee, may have been going too fast when he landed with a tailwind, LaRochelle said.

LaRochelle said the conditions Sunday morning were good overall, although there was no snow on the ice, which made landing a little more tricky than usual.

“Most of them come in and they have no issues whatsoever. This was someone who had never been here before,” LaRochelle said.

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