Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Van's Aircraft RV-9A, N448PT: Incident occurred March 23, 2019 at Weedon Field Airport (KEUF), Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama

Veered off the taxiway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N448PT

Date: 23-MAR-19
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N448PT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RV 9A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EUFAULA
State: ALABAMA

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N185JS: Incident occurred March 24, 2019 in Fairbanks, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

Veered off the runway and struck edge lights.

https://registry.faa.gov/N185JS

Date: 24-MAR-19
Time: 01:14:00Z
Regis#: N185JS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FAIRBANKS
State: ALASKA

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Champion 7EC, N815PB, accident occurred March 24, 2019 in Fayetteville, Washington County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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/N815PB

Location: Fayetteville, AR
Accident Number: GAA19CA177
Date & Time: 03/24/2019, 1030 CDT
Registration: N815PB
Aircraft: Champion 7EC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a private lake, the float plane did not "climb as the day before." Upon reaching the end of the lake, he "pulled up hard" on the yoke to avoid power lines, but the "left wing [stalled]" and the float plane impacted the ground.

The float plane sustained substantial damage to both wings and fuselage.

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

The pilot added that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 190° at 12 knots gusting 21 knots. An automated weather observation station, about the time of the accident, about 5 nautical miles from the accident site, reported the wind was from 190° at 11 knots. The airplane departed the private lake with a 180° heading. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied:Front 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/08/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model), 1250 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N815PB
Model/Series: 7EC 453
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7EC453
Landing Gear Type: Float; Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1474 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6700 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: N235-C1
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 115 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: KFYV, 1259 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:291° 
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fayetteville, AR
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fayetteville, AR
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 35.980000, -94.070000 (est)

Van's Aircraft RV-8A, N200BB: Incident occurred March 23, 2019 at Whiteman Airport (KWHP), Los Angeles, California

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

Landed hard and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N200BB

Date: 23-MAR-19
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N200BB
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: VANS RV8A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Birdstrike: Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, N976AZ, accident occurred March 24, 2019 at Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Hillsborough County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, 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/N976AZ


Location: Tampa, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA180
Date & Time: 03/24/2019, 1427 EDT
Registration: N976AZ
Aircraft: Piper PA23
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the multiengine airplane reported that, on a descending vector for a visual instrument landing system approach on an instrument flight rules flight plan, about 2500 to 2800 ft mean sea level, he "felt the aircraft shudder along with a loud bang." He then disengaged the autopilot to determine if the flight controls were affected and looked for damage on the wing and nose area; no damage was observed. The pilot further reported that he continued to the airport and landed without further incident. During the landing, a waiting aircraft reported they saw damage to the vertical stabilizer.

The airplane sustained substantial damaged to the vertical stabilizer.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 67, 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: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/26/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/18/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 21218 hours (Total, all aircraft), 866 hours (Total, this make and model), 21018 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 166 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 52 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N976AZ
Model/Series: PA23 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 27-7654200
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/28/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1514.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-C4B5
Registered Owner: Mtn Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 250 hp
Operator: Mtn 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: KTPA, 11 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 203°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: West Palm Beach, FL (F45)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Tampa, FL (TPA)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1329 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class B

Airport Information

Airport: Tampa Intl (TPA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 26 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19L
IFR Approach: ILS; Visual
Runway Length/Width: 8300 ft / 150 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: 27.975556, -82.533333 (est)

Saab 340B, N412XJ: Incident occurred March 24, 2019 at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Silver Airways reported bird strike, landed without incident.

https://registry.faa.gov/N412XJ

Date: 24-MAR-19
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N412XJ
Aircraft Make: SAAB SCANIA
Aircraft Model: SAAB 340B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
City: KEY WEST
State: FLORIDA

Grumman American AA-5B Tiger, N74219: Incident occurred March 24, 2019 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

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

Gear collapsed.

CMCS Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N74219

Date: 24-MAR-19
Time: 20:00:30Z
Regis#: N74219
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA 5B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N5995P: Incident occurred March 22, 2019 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

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

Gear up landing.

N5995P LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5995P

Date: 22-MAR-19
Time: 13:47:00Z
Regis#: N5995P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NAPLES
State: FLORIDA

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N2744Q: Incident occurred March 22, 2019 at Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT), Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ground looped causing wing strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2744Q

Date: 22-MAR-19
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N2744Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: LOUISIANA