Monday, March 18, 2019

Fuel Exhaustion: Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N3214P, accident occurred November 05, 2018 near Clovis Municipal Airport (KCVN), Texico, Curry County, New Mexico


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Final 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/N3214P



Location: Texico, NM
Accident Number: GAA19CA053
Date & Time: 11/05/2018, 1655 MST
Registration: N3214P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, the day before the accident flight, he had fully refueled the airplane’s fuel tanks (60 gallons of fuel), conducted a run-up of the engine, and conducted a local flight around the pattern to troubleshoot an electrical issue that was later resolved.

The pilot reported that, on the day of the accident, during the preflight inspection for the cross-country flight, the airplane was only "two gallons shy of full." About 2.5 hours into the flight, after switching the fuel tanks multiple times en route, he switched to the left main fuel tank to prepare for landing. He added that, about 4 miles south of the destination airport, the engine lost power, the airplane was "too low," and he set up to land on a nearby road. The airplane landed with the gear retracted and struck multiple signs before coming to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, fuselage, and empennage.

During a postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, both fuel tanks were found empty, and no evidence of fuel leakage was found at the accident site.  

During a telephone conversation, the pilot reported that the total flight time the day of the accident was about 3.1 hours and that he was not aware of any preaccident mechanical failures. He estimated that the fuel burn was about 14 gallons per hour and that, during the accident flight, there was about a 17-knot headwind.

The Pilot’s Operating Handbook for the airplane stated that, while at 75% power, the airplane has about 3.7 hours of fuel endurance. Given the evidence, it is likely that the pilot did not ensure that there was adequate fuel onboard for the accident flight, which led to fuel exhaustion and a total loss of engine power. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper preflight fuel planning, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and a total loss of engine power. 

Findings

Aircraft
Fuel - Fluid level (Cause)

Personnel issues
Fuel planning - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Sign/marker - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute
Fuel exhaustion (Defining event)
Loss of engine power (total)
Attempted remediation/recovery

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing
Landing gear not configured
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)


Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 25, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/28/2018
Flight Time:  153 hours (Total, all aircraft), 29 hours (Total, this make and model), 73 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 28 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3214P
Model/Series: PA24 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 24-292
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3433.83 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-A1A5
Registered Owner: Reed Aviation, LLC
Rated Power: 250 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None



Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCVN, 4216 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 325°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Austin, TX (EDC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Texico, NM (CVN)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1515 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CLOVIS MUNI (CVN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4215 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5697 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Full Stop; Straight-in 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.388611, -103.045000 (est)

Republic Airlines, Embraer ERJ 175: Incident occurred March 16, 2019 at Melbourne International Airport (KMLB), Brevard County, Florida

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

Republic Airlines flight 4567 reported a bird strike, landed without incident.

Date: 16-MAR-19
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E75L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: REPUBLIC AIR
Flight Number: 4567
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

Fuel Exhaustion: Osprey II, N822GC; accident occurred March 15, 2019 in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

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/N822GC


Location: Independence, IA
Accident Number: GAA19CA173
Date & Time: 03/15/2019, 1730 CDT
Registration: N822GC
Aircraft: Pereira OSPREY
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that the airplane encountered a significant headwind during the flight, and that the engine burned more fuel than he had planned. The airplane exhausted its fuel and the pilot established a forced landing. During the forced landing the airplane's right wing struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/11/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/04/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1470 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4 hours (Total, this make and model), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pereira
Registration: N822GC
Model/Series: OSPREY II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 101
Landing Gear Type: Amphibian; Hull; Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/01/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1585 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 60 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: KIIB, 978 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 182°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 25 knots / 32 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 315°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 28.8 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Milwaukee, WI (MWC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Milwaukee, WI (MWC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1345 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Independence Muni (IIB)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 979 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.456944, -91.947778 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-11 Cub Special, N4926M; accident occurred March 15, 2019 at Omar N. Bradley Airport (KMBY), Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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/N4926M

Location: Moberly, MO
Accident Number: GAA19CA170
Date & Time: 03/15/2019, 1500 EDT
Registration: N4926M
Aircraft: Piper PA 11
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning

The pilot of a of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the right wing "lifted abruptly and rapidly." He attempted to correct with right aileron, but the airplane continued to the left and then began to yaw left. The pilot added right rudder and power to correct to no avail. Subsequently, he reduced power, the airplane exited the runway, impacted a ditch and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damaged to the right wing and rudder.

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

The pilot estimated that the wind was from 300 degrees at 24 knots with gusts to 28 knots.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 320° at 15 knots, gusting 21 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 31. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/04/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/01/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 2400 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 170 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4926M
Model/Series: PA 11 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 11-1638
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/26/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1220 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: C90 SERIES
Registered Owner: Orion Aviation Ltd
Rated Power: 90 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: KMBY, 867 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1955 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 92°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Omaha, NE (MLE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Moberly, MO (MBY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Omar N Bradley (MBY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 866 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 100 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: 39.464167, -92.431944 (est)

Birdstrike: Hughes TH-55, N8045H; accident occurred March 13, 2019 in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

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/N8045H

Location: Keene, NH
Accident Number: GAA19CA168
Date & Time: 03/13/2019, 1800 EDT
Registration: N8045H
Aircraft: Hughes TH 55
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The helicopter pilot reported that while enroute, about 2 miles northeast from his destination airport, about 500 feet above ground level and 60 knots, he heard a loud "thud" from a possible bird strike and the upper right windscreen/canopy shattered, with pieces going into the main rotor disc and cabin. He continued to the airport and landed without further incident.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades.

The pilot, a certificated Airframe and Powerplant mechanic with Inspection Authorization, reported that after his examination, the main rotor blade damages were beyond the manufacturer's guidance and repair limits.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 550 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model), 415 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes
Registration: N8045H
Model/Series: TH 55 269A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 65-18240
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/15/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5317.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: HIO-360-B1A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KLEB, 570 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1156 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 189°
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: 30.34 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C / -11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Keene, NH
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Keene, NH (EEN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1745 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: DILLANT-HOPKINS (EEN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 488 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4001 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Precautionary Landing

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:  42.898333, -72.270833 (est)

United Airlines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred March 16, 2019 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

United Airlines flight 1084 reported a bird strike, landed without incident.

Date: 16-MAR-19
Time: 17:17:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1084
City: NEWARK
State: NEW JERSEY

Cessna 182P Skylane, N84LS: Incident occurred March 16, 2019 at Johnston Regional Airport (KJNX), Smithfield, North Carolina

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

Flat main gear tire, veered off the runway into the grass.

https://registry.faa.gov/N84LS

Date: 16-MAR-19
Time: 18:50:00Z
Regis#: N84LS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SMITHFIELD
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 152, N64895; accident occurred March 15, 2019 at Madras Municipal Airport (S33), Jefferson County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

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/N64895

Location: Madras, OR
Accident Number: GAA19CA169
Date & Time: 03/15/2019, 1300 PDT
Registration: N64895
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The student pilot reported that following his first solo flight in the pattern, during landing the airplane's nose was pointed to the left of the runway centerline during touchdown and the airplane bounced. The student further reported that the flight school has a "bounce and go" policy, so he applied full throttle and aborted the landing. The airplane continued to the left and the nose landing gear collided with a snow berm on the left side of the runway. The airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 24
Airplane Rating(s):None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/06/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 40 hours (Total, all aircraft), 40 hours (Total, this make and model), 27 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N64895
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15281461
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/03/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 23022.1 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Registered Owner: Hillsboro Aero Academy Llc
Rated Power: 115 hp
Operator: Hillsboro Aero Academy Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRDM, 3084 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1250 PDT
Direction from Accident Site: 178°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.41 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1150 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Madras Municipal (S33)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2436 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5089 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go 

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: 44.670278, -121.155278 (est)




MADRAS, Oregon - A student pilot reportedly on his first solo flight apparently was doing well Friday afternoon -- until the end, when his "trainer" plane flipped upon landing at Madras Municipal Airport and came to rest on the snow beside the runway, officials said.

Madras police and Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 crews were called to the airport on Northwest Berg Drive shortly before 1 p.m., fire Capt. Kasey Skaar said.

Skaar said it appeared the pilot of the Cessna 152 single-engine plane was trying to land "and suffered some complications." The plane roll over its nose onto its top and came to rest in the snow about two-thirds of the way down the runway.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins said the student pilot on his first solo flight had no passengers and was landing on a runway cleared of snow when the trouble arose. 

The pilot was able to climb out of the overturned plane without injuries, Skaar said.

With the help of the airport staff, any fuel or electrical hazards were mitigated. A salvage operation was expected to be completed later Friday. Skaar said Jefferson County EMS also assisted at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration will determine the cause of the crash, Skaar added. An FAA representative was not immediately available for comment.

FAA plane registration info indicated the plane is owned by Hillsboro Aero Academy.

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

Velocity XL-5 RG, N929X: Incident occurred March 17, 2019 at Chester County G O Carlson Airport (KMQS), Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N929X

Date: 17-MAR-19
Time: 19:27:00Z
Regis#: N929X
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: VELOCITY XL5 RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COATESVILLE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-23-250, N62801: Incident occurred March 15, 2019 in Midland County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Landed on a dirt road.

Agricultural Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N62801

Date: 15-MAR-19
Time: 23:25:00Z
Regis#: N62801
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIDLAND
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7731P: Incident occurred March 15, 2019 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Gear up.

Three One Papa LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7731P

Date: 15-MAR-19
Time: 22:46:00Z
Regis#: N7731P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHERMAN
State: TEXAS

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) - Troopers say there are no injuries reported in a single plane landing gone wrong at North Texas Regional Airport in Grayson County.

Troopers now say a mechanical malfunction is believed to be the cause of the landing that shut down one runway of Perrin field for several hours just before six.

They say 71-year-old Roderick Tatchio was alone in the 1961 single-engine plane.

He wasn't hurt.

The plane is registered to a Sherman architecture firm with the same name.

Troopers say the switch for the landing gears was engaged at the time of the crash but they did not deploy.

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Curtiss P-40N Warhawk, N1226N: Incident occurred March 16, 2019 at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO), Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Gear collapsed.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N1226N

Date: 16-MAR-19
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N1226N
Aircraft Make: CURTISS WRIGHT
Aircraft Model: P 40N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser, N117BF: Incident occurred August 30, 2019 at French Valley Airport (F70), Murrieta, Riverside County, California -and- Incident occurred March 17, 2019 in Fillmore, Millard County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

August 30, 2019:  Aircraft experienced hard landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N117BF

Date: 30-AUG-19
Time: 16:44:00Z
Regis#: N117BF
Aircraft Make: CRUZ
Aircraft Model: UNKNOWN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MURRIETA
State: CALIFORNIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

March 17, 2019: Landed on a road.

Date: 17-MAR-19
Time: 19:33:00Z
Regis#: N117BF
Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT
Aircraft Model: SPORTCRUISER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: FILLMORE
State: UTAH