Thursday, March 21, 2019

Landing Gear Collapse: Beech A100 King Air, N945WS; accident occurred March 12, 2019 at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (KLBE), Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N945WS

Location: Latrobe, PA
Accident Number: ERA19LA123
Date & Time: 03/12/2019, 1335 EDT
Registration: N945WS
Aircraft: Beech A100
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On March 12, 2019, about 1335 eastern daylight time, a Beech A100, N945WS, was substantially damaged when the main landing gear collapsed during landing at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE), Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The two airline transport pilots and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Capital City Airport (CXY), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and was destined for Rostraver Airport (FWQ), Monongahela, Pennsylvania. The business flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, the airplane was on approach to FWQ when he lowered the landing gear handle and heard a crunching noise. He noticed there were no green cockpit indicator lights to confirm that the landing gear was down and locked. The pilot then asked the co-pilot to circle the airport while he looked up the emergency procedures for extending the landing gear in the airplane flight manual. He tried to extend the landing gear manually, but it appeared to be jammed. The pilot and co-pilot discussed the situation and decided to fly to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport (LBE), Latrobe, Pennsylvania since the airport had a control tower and emergency equipment. The pilot flew by the tower and asked if tower personnel could see the landing gear down. The tower controller told him that the landing gear appeared to be down. During the subsequent landing roll , the left main landing gear collapsed, followed shortly by the right main landing gear. The airplane then slid to a stop on the centerline of the runway and the flight crew and passengers egressed the airplane.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the main landing gear mechanical linkage was compromised, and the right main landing gear actuator shaft was broken. The actuator was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N945WS
Model/Series: A100 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Golden Wings Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLBE, 1199 ft msl
Observation Time: 1747 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  20 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.34 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Harrisburg, PA (CXY)
Destination: Latrobe, PA (LBE) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  40.273056, -79.408333 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172H, N334SL; accident occurred March 12, 2019 at Oskaloosa Municipal Airport (KOOA), Mahaska County, Iowa

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/N334SL

Location: Oskaloosa, IA
Accident Number: GAA19CA172
Date & Time: 03/11/2019, 1330 CDT
Registration: N334SL
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that during the landing roll, while reaching for the flap levers, the airplane veered left, exited the runway to the left, struck a snowbank, and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 170° at 11 knots. The airplane landed on runway 31.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 39, Male
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 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 22 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N334SL
Model/Series: 172 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17256385
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/03/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 3565 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-300D
Registered Owner: Midwest Aviation Service Inc
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: Midwest Aviation Service Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOOA, 840 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 93°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Oskaloosa, IA (OOA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Oskaloosa, IA (OOA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Oskaloosa Muni (OOA)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 840 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4012 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern 

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: 41.226111, -92.493889

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N525ND: Accident occurred March 20, 2019 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Orange County, Florida

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

Bird strike.

Aerosim Academy Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N525ND

Date: 21-MAR-19
Time: 00:19:00Z
Regis#: N525ND
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 650, personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N220CM: Accident occurred March 14, 2019 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Orange County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N220CM

Location: Sanford, FL
Accident Number: ERA19TA133
Date & Time: 03/14/2019, 2215 EDT
Registration: N220CM
Aircraft: Cessna 650
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On March 14, 2019, about 2215 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 650, N220CM, was substantially damaged during taxi at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando, Florida. The two airline transport pilots and two passengers were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Yeager Airport (CRW), Charleston, West Virginia, about 2100.

The pilot stated that after landing, the taxiway that he normally used had an airplane on it, so he taxied toward the ramp via an alternate taxiway. As he approached the ramp, there were four or five airplanes on the ramp and the pilot asked the copilot if the area was clear on the right side. The pilot was referring to the ground and the copilot thought he was referring to the other airplanes. When the copilot replied that they were clear, the pilot turned right. The airplane then exited the taxiway on to grass and the nosewheel struck concrete before the airplane came to rest. The pilot added that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed damage to the structure above the nose landing gear and the pressure bulkhead. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 83, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/02/2019
Flight Time:  30000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4000 hours (Total, this make and model), 29000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 75 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 69, 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):
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/04/2019
Flight Time:  4353 hours (Total, all aircraft), 261 hours (Total, this make and model), 3640 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 86 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N220CM
Model/Series: 650 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Transport
Serial Number: 650-0160
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 22200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 9655 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TFE-731
Registered Owner: Rp Sales And Leasing Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: Rp Sales And Leasing Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: SFB, 54 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Charleston, WV (CRW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Sanford, FL (SFB)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 2100 EDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Orlando Sanford International (SFB)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 55 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  28.776944, -81.235000 (est)

Piper PA-28-140, N5613U: Incident occurred March 20, 2019 at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Struck runway edge light.

https://registry.faa.gov/aN5613U

Date: 20-MAR-19
Time: 20:07:00Z
Regis#: N5613U
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KEY WEST
State: FLORIDA

Apollo Monsoon, personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N156AP: Accident occurred March 20, 2019 in Sharpsburg, Coweta County, Georgia

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N156AP

Location: Sharpsburg, GA
Accident Number: ERA19LA132
Date & Time: 03/20/2019, 1500 EDT
Registration: N156AP
Aircraft: APOLLO MONSOON
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 20, 2019, about 1500 eastern daylight time, an Apollo Monsoon, N156AP, weight shift-control special light-sport aircraft was substantially damaged during landing at Rolling Meadows Airfield (29GA), Sharpsburg, Georgia. The private pilot was seriously injured. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight departed Atlanta Regional Airport (FFC), Atlanta, Georgia.

The pilot was transporting the aircraft back to the his home airfield after undergoing maintenance at FFC. Before landing, the pilot made several low passes over the runway. Shortly after touching down on runway 18, the aircraft veered to the right and impacted trees.

Following the accident, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the aircraft where it came to rest. The aircraft was on its side, resting against trees to the right of the runway. The fuselage was heavily damaged and was still attached to the wing. The wing was intact with damage to the wingtips.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

The two-seat aircraft was equipped with a Rotax 912, two-stroke, 101-horsepower engine.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land . His most recent FAA third-class airman medical certificate was issued on August 31, 2017, at that time he reported 250 total flight hours.

At 1700, the weather conditions reported at FFC, about 4 miles southeast of 29GA included, wind from 140° at 5 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, clear skies, temperature 17°C, dew point -7°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.12 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: APOLLO
Registration: N156AP
Model/Series: MONSOON
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFFC, 798 ft msl
Observation Time: 1700 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / -7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Atlanta, GA (FFC)
Destination: Sharpsburg, GA (29GA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.383333, -84.631667




SHARPSBURG, Georgia — One person is in the hospital after a weight-shift-control trike crashed in Coweta County.

According to the Coweta County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened near a private airstrip at the Rolling Meadows Airfield in Sharpsburg.

The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

The 11Alive Skytracker flew over the wreckage site where you can see the weight-shift-control trike near a line of trees. 

Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Kathleen Bergen said the agency is investigating the crash and identified the weight-shift-control trike as an Apollo Aircraft Monsoon. Bergen described it as a "light sport aircraft."

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.11alive.com

Fire / Smoke (Non-Impact): Piper PA-28-140, N2667Q; accident occurred March 20, 2019 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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/N2667Q


Location: Savannah, GA
Accident Number: GAA19CA176
Date & Time: 03/20/2019, 1500 EDT
Registration: N2667Q
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fire/smoke (non-impact)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the wind pushed the airplane to the right and he overcompensated with left rudder. The airplane veered to the left, abruptly rotated about 180°, and the engine and airplane stopped on the runway at a taxiway intersection.

The tower controller asked if the pilot could restart the engine or if he needed a tow. The pilot attempted to restart the engine 4 to 5 times. While attempting a "hot start", he observed black smoke from the lower left engine cowling. He leaned forward and saw flames in the same location. The pilot searched for a fire extinguisher, to no avail. He egressed the airplane without further incident.

The pilot added that, during the multiple restarts, he engaged the starter for 5 to 8 seconds and estimated that the time between attempts was about 5 seconds. He attempted a hot start for the first couple of attempts, then after he observed the engine fire, he attempted a flooded start.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The director of maintenance reported that the fire extinguisher was located in the seat pocket behind the copilot's seat.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 360° at 10 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 10.

The pilot's operating handbook contained section 3.7 titled, "Engine Fire During Start", which stated:

Engine fires during start are usually the result of overpriming.

It continued in section 4.13 titled, "Starting Engine", which stated:

Starter manufacturers recommend that cranking periods be limited to thirty sections with a two minute rest between cranking periods. Longer cranking periods will shorten the life of the starter.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, 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: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/02/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/20/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 81 hours (Total, all aircraft), 81 hours (Total, this make and model), 15 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2667Q
Model/Series: PA28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-7725203
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/08/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4867.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E3D
Registered Owner: Bw Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Bw Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4800 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 17 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Summerville, SC (DYB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Savannah, GA (SAV)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: SAVANNAH/HILTON HEAD INTL (SAV)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 50 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9351 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.128333, -81.198333 (est)

Fuel Exhaustion: Air Creation Tanarg, N912TJ; accident occurred March 20, 2019 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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

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/N912TJ

Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Accident Number: GAA19CA181
Date & Time: 03/20/2019, 1000 HDT
Registration: N912TJ
Aircraft: AIR CREATION TANARG
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the weight-shift control aircraft reported that he departed with 6 gallons of fuel and the estimated fuel burn was 3 gallons per hour. He added that, during the flight they performed multiple climbs and descents and he believed the aircraft burned more fuel than usual. He added that, about 1 hour and 15 minutes into the flight, the engine lost power. He restarted the engine momentarily, but then lost power again. He attempted to restart multiple times again, to no avail. During the forced landing, he attempted to land on a soccer field, but the aircraft impacted terrain about 15 yards short of the intended landing site.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot added that, after visiting the hospital, he went back to look at the aircraft and did not observe any fuel in the fuel tank.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the weight-shift control aircraft that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Sport Pilot
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Sport Pilot
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/16/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 533 hours (Total, all aircraft), 420 hours (Total, this make and model), 475 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR CREATION
Registration: N912TJ
Model/Series: TANARG
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: T06113
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/21/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 992 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 818 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 912UL
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 80 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: PHKO, 43 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 214°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Kailua/Kona, HI (KOA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kailua/Kona, HI (KOA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0845 HDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 19.808056, -155.998333 (est)




KAILUA-KONA — One man was hospitalized Wednesday after the Air Creation Tanarg he was flying off the Kona Coast lost power and crashed at Kukio.


National Transportation Safety Board investigators are expected to arrive on the Big Island today to investigate the incident first reported at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday.


The Air Creation Tanarg carrying two men apparently lost power at about 3,000 feet and tried to glide into a grassy field near Kukio, the luxury development located north of Kailua-Kona, according to Hawaii Fire Department West Hawaii Battalion Chief Bill Bergin.


“And, it just didn’t quite make it. Instead, it caught trees and tumbled in lava and ended up on top of a propane tank,” said Bergin, adding the tank was located near the Kukio Sports Complex within the Maniniowali neighborhood of Kukio.


Ian Gregor, communications manager with the FAA’s Pacific Division, said preliminary data indicates the aircraft lost engine power shortly before 10 a.m. in the Kukio area, about 6-7 miles north of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.


The Air Creation Tanarg had departed from the airport not long before.


The pilot, who was identified only as a man, suffered a broken nose and facial lacerations in the crash, according to Bergin. The passenger, who was identified as a man visiting from Washington, refused medical treatment at the scene.


Medics transported the pilot to North Hawaii Community Hospital for care. No additional information on his condition was immediately available.


Though the plane landed on a 1,100-gallon propane tank, no leaks are believed to have occurred. But out of concern for safety, Bergin said fire rescue personnel quickly shut down the tank until a gas utility could arrive and assess it, and make any repairs, if needed.


After getting clearance from the NTSB, fire rescue personnel removed the plane from the propane tank. Kukio was to secure the plane until NTSB investigators arrive today.


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The pilot of an experimental aircraft told witnesses his engine failed at around 3,000 feet, causing him to crash onto a rocky lava field about 6 miles north of the Kona airport Wednesday morning, a Hawaii County fire official said.

West Hawaii Battalion Chief William Bergin said the pilot was attempting to glide onto a grassy field at the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, but landed 25 feet short.

The pilot suffered injuries and was transported by Medic 14 in stable condition to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, Bergin said.

His passenger, a visitor from Washington state, experienced dizziness, but refused treatment by medics, and returned by private vehicle to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, which is where the plane initially took off.

The Air Creation Tanarg ultralight plane is owned by Jeffery Hoff of Honokaa, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

Kona Coast by Air is the company that operates the plane, and the pilot is not the owner of the company, Bergin said.

The motorized aircraft, with tail number N-912TJ, landed upside down, against a 1,100-gallon propane tank that services a kitchen used by the Kukio resort’s athletic club, Bergin said, adding that some gas lines were damaged.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board officials will arrive March 27 to investigate the crash, Bergin said.

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Bellanca 17-31-A, N9783E: Accident occurred March 20, 2019 at Ashland Regional Airport (KDWU), Kentucky

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

Veered off the runway causing gear collapse.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9783E

Date: 20-MAR-19
Time: 18:54:00Z
Regis#: N9783E
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17 31A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ASHLAND
State: KENTUCKY

JetBlue, Embraer ERJ-190, N178JB: Incident occurred March 19, 2019 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Flight 111: Encountered a bird strike, landed without incident.

JetBlue Airways Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N178JB

Date: 19-MAR-19
Time: 11:01:00Z
Regis#: N178JB
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E190
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JETBLUE
Flight Number: 111
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Aviat A-1 Husky, N360HU: Incident occurred March 20, 20109 at Ravalli County Airport (6S5), Hamilton, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Prop strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N360HU

Date: 20-MAR-19
Time: 20:12:00Z
Regis#: N360HU
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A 1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HAMILTON
State: MONTANA

Robinson R22 Beta II, owned and operated by Rocking R Enterprises under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N7782H: Accident occurred March 20, 2019 in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7782H

Location: Madill, OK
Accident Number: CEN19LA106
Date & Time: 03/20/2019, 1610 CDT
Registration: N7782H
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 20, 2119, about 1610 central daylight time, a Robinson RA Beta helicopter, N7782H, sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing to a field near Madill, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by Rocking R Enterprises under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight departed the Madill Municipal Airport (1F4), Madill, Oklahoma, about 1600 and was en route to the Ardmore Municipal Airport (ARD), Ardmore, Oklahoma.

The pilot reported that he conducted a preflight of the helicopter, which included checking the condition of the belts that drive the rotor, and they appeared to be normal. About 10 minutes after takeoff, he was in level flight about 700 to 800 ft above ground level, when the clutch light warning light illuminated. He stated that almost immediately after the clutch light illuminated, he heard a "bang" and felt the helicopter shudder. He entered an autorotation and landed in a pasture that was rough. The helicopter rolled onto its left side and sustained substantial damage to the tail boom, main rotor, and fuselage.

An examination of the helicopter revealed that both belts were missing. They were not located at the accident site.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N7782H
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Rocking R Enterprises
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ADM, 776 ft msl
Observation Time: 1655 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 17 knots, 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Madill, OK (1F4)
Destination: Ardmore, OK (ADM) 

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:





MARSHALL COUNTY, Oklahoma (KXII) - Tony Hawkins of Madill said he was putting out hay to feed his cows Wednesday afternoon when he saw a small two seat helicopter crash land in his field a few hundred yards away, near U.S. Highway 70 and Simpson Road, west of Madill.

"(It) looked like he was coming in pretty fast," Hawkins said. "Next thing you know, he hit and just flipped it over on its side."

Hawkins said he was afraid for the pilot's life and praying he was alright.

"I was really scared for him...because I didn't know what to expect when I got here," Hawkins said.

Austin Hawkins said he was in Madill when he saw the fire department and sheriff's cars drive through town.

His fiancee called him about a helicopter that crashed near where they live.

"So I drove down here and, sure enough, there was a helicopter in the pasture," Austin Hawkins said. "I actually live right over there, so right across the field. 'Literally crashed in the back yard' kind of deal."

Marshall County Emergency Manager Robert Chaney said the pilot called in the crash, saying he was not hurt and did not want an ambulance.

Two fire engines were on scene.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the crash site.

The pilot did not want to be named but said a mechanical malfunction caused his R-22 Beta II helicopter to crash.

He was flying from Ardmore to Madill.

He said he has had his pilot's license for many years and has been in crashes before.

His training on landing safely kicked in when he discovered something was wrong with the aircraft.

The pilot said he is thankful to have walked away without injury.

"It's just a blessing that he could walk out of it," Tony Hawkins said. "I'm happy for him, very happy for him."

The pilot said the FAA will contact him Thursday morning on whether to investigate the crash further.

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Oklahoma -- A pilot is lucky to be alive after his small helicopter crash-landed in Marshall County late Wednesday afternoon.

The call for help went out just after 5 p.m. when the pilot alerted the control tower to a problem. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that the issue may have been related to a failed gear in the Robinson R22 Beta II copter.

The two-seat aircraft crashed in a farm field and overturned near the intersection of Simpson Road and Stowers Road, near US 70 between Madill and Ardmore. The impact snapped the tail from the cockpit.

"It's just kinda... you know... what are the odds? Is really all I can think," said Austin Hawkins, who owns the land. "A helicopter crashing in the backyard? So it's just kind of crazy."

The pilot was reported to be up and walking after the hard landing, but the chopper is considered to be a total loss.

The R22 helicopter was introduced in 1979 and the model remains in production.

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