Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N41AT, accident occurred April 03, 2019 in Prairieville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N41AT 

Location: Prairieville, LA
Accident Number: CEN19LA132
Date & Time: 04/03/2019, 1000 CDT
Registration: N41AT
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 3, 2019, about 1000 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-200 airplane, N41AT, sustained minor damage during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Prairieville, Louisiana. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about 0950 and was destined for the Louisiana Regional Airport (REG), Gonzales, Louisiana.

The pilot reported that he had picked up the airplane after the annual inspection was completed. About 5 minutes after takeoff, the engine started to run rough and almost immediately seized. He setup for a forced landing on an interstate highway; however, on final approach, the airplane struck a semi-tractor trailer. The airplane subsequently contacted the ground adjacent to the highway and impacted a tree.

A postaccident examination performed by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector determined that the engine oil drain valve was damaged which had resulted in a loss of engine oil. The valve damage was consistent with contact from the nose landing gear during retraction. Further investigation revealed that the installed drain valve did not correspond to the airframe manufacturer's requirements. The installed valve protruded about 1-1/8 inches from the engine, while the manufacturer specified valve protruded about 1/2 inch. In addition, the required warning placard related to the oil valve installation was not present on the engine mount.

A review of the airplane maintenance records revealed that an annual inspection was completed the day before the accident. The entry noted that the oil valve had "stuck open" during the oil change and a new one was installed. It also noted that "clearance with landing gear [was] verified during retract tests."

In December 1980, Piper Aircraft issued Service Letter No. 910 which notified owner/operators of the installation of incorrect oil drain valves on PA-28R-200 airplanes. The service letter specifically noted the possibility of damage to the valve during nose landing gear retraction and a loss of engine oil during flight. The service letter recommended inspection of the drain valve to ensure that the correct valve was installed and replacement of any incorrectly installed valves. In addition, the service letter provided for the installation of warning placards on each side of the engine mount in the area of the drain valve in order to advise maintenance personnel. In October 1981, the FAA issued airworthiness directive 81-11-02 R1 requiring inspection of the engine oil drain valves and installation of the warning placards as specified in the previously issued service letter.

The current airplane service manual, revision dated January 2008, included a cautionary note regarding the engine oil drain valve. Specifically, the manual advised personnel to verify that the correct valve was installed and warned that the installation of an incorrect valve may damage the sump or the drain valve. It noted the possibility of a loss of engine oil and engine seizure in such instances. The manual also included the warning placard as part of the engine installation diagram.

Pilot Information

Certificate:Private 
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/22/2017
Flight Time:  1161 hours (Total, all aircraft), 952 hours (Total, this make and model), 1161 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N41AT
Model/Series: PA28R 200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28R-7635146
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 1 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4754 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-C1C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 200 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: REG, 14 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0955 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 340°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Gonzales, LA (REG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:0950 CDT 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 30.346389, -91.029444 (est)

Pilot James Ritter

Bandage wraps the hand of pilot James Ritter, of Prairieville, Louisiana
   
Pilot James Ritter

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — State police say a small private plane has crash-landed just off Interstate 10 in Louisiana.

The pilot was the only person on board and walked away with minor injuries. He told Baton Rouge news outlets he tried to land on the interstate when his engine shut down. He believes the plane "skimmed across the top" of an 18-wheeler before crashing to the side of the highway.
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It happened Wednesday morning in the Baton Rouge area, near the line between Ascension and East Baton Rouge parishes.

Images posted by Baton Rouge news outlets show the plane to the side of eastbound lanes at the edge of some woods.

Pilot James Ritter video interview ➤ https://www.wdsu.com





A small private plane crashed off of Interstate 10 eastbound near Bluff Road and Highland Road on Wednesday morning, resulting in minor injuries for the pilot, authorities said. 

State Police responded to the crash and posted to Twitter that the private plane landed on the interstate near the line between East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes.

Injuries to the pilot, the only person on board, were minor.

The pilot, James Ritter, said on the scene that he picked the four-seat plane up at the Baton Rouge Airport around 9:30 a.m. and was heading back to Louisiana Regional Airport. Halfway through the trip, the engine started shuttering and locked up.

"I picked the interstate to land on and as I was coming down for the landing, I think I skimmed across an 18-wheeler, which threw me over to the side," Ritter said. "It was either trees or interstate, and that looked like a pretty good runway. … Thank the Lord that I'm walking away."

When asked if it was a crash or a landing, Ritter said: "I definitely call it a crash in my book."

The air traffic recording for the crash includes exchanges between Ritter and air traffic controllers in which Ritter warns them of his plans to land on the interstate. They respond that emergency crews have already been alerted. And several seconds later they observe the plane has come to rest on the side of the interstate and "hit pretty hard" but appears "right side up."

St. George Fire Department spokesman Eldon Ledoux said the crash landing occurred after the plane lost oil pressure. He said the truck that was hit during the landing had left the scene. 

State Police said the plane would remain in place overnight Wednesday while Federal Aviation Administration officials complete their investigation. Authorities have asked drivers to avoid the area if possible because of traffic delays.

Pilot James Ritter video interview ➤ https://www.theadvocate.com


Louisiana State Police spokesman Taylor Scrantz speaks to media members after pilot James Ritter landed the Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, background, between the interstate and the treeline just off I-10 Eastbound, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019. Officials were referring to the incident as a forced landing, but Ritter smiled and said it was a crash to him. He came out with only minor injuries to his hands, from hitting the yoke at impact, after the engine seized up, going dead after what he said appeared to be an oil problem. There were no other passengers with him, but traffic on I-10 slowed dramatically as people looked at the scene.


The scene of a crashed plane near I-101 in Baton Rouge.





Pilot James Ritter (left)




BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) - Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) worked a plane crash off of I-10 near Bluff Road and Highland Road in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday morning.

A Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II aircraft made a crash landing just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 3 in an eastbound lane of I-10 between the Highland Road exit and Bayou Manchac.

The pilot, James Ritter of Prairieville, was the only person in the aircraft and was treated for minor injuries.

Ritter says he suddenly lost oil pressure and made an emergency landing on the interstate, clipping a truck on the way down. Officials say the truck left the scene.

"As I was coming down, evidently I skidded across the top of an 18-wheeler I couldn’t see. It came up underneath me and then once I skidded off of him, it threw me sideways and skidded through the ditch and into the trees,” Ritter said.

The aircraft came to rest in the tree line just off the side of the roadway.

“Any landing you walk away from is a good landing,” Ritter said. “Got scratches a little bit and beat up, but shaken up, but that comes with the territory. I’m fortunate, some wood to knock on. Been flying since I was 18 and [this is] the first time that’s ever happened, so I’m thankful for that.”

Officials with Louisiana State Police say the plane will remain in place along the interstate overnight so crews with the FAA can complete their crash investigation.

LSP is providing security at the scene and a trooper will stay at the scene at all times until the plane can be safely removed from the side of the interstate.

Officials with DOTD say the plane could be removed as early as Thursday, April 4th.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.wafb.com

Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil, N70AE: Incident occurred March 31, 2019 in Valdez, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Main rotor struck a glacier.

https://registry.faa.gov/N70AE

Date: 31-MAR-19
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N70AE
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: AS 350 B2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: VALDEZ
State: ALASKA

Rans S-6ES Coyote II, registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight, N265GB: Accident occurred April 02, 2019 in Lafe, Greene County, Arkansas

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

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

Location: Lafe, AR
Accident Number: CEN19LA116
Date & Time: 04/02/2019, 1732 CDT
Registration: N265GB
Aircraft: BERKEY S-6ES
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 2, 2019, about 1732 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Berkey S-6ES airplane, impacted vegetation on final approach at a private turf airstrip near Lafe, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Blytheville Municipal Airport (HKA), Blytheville, Arkansas, about 1700. The private airstrip was the intended destination.

The pilot reported that he was relocating the airplane from HKA to be based at the private airstrip which was closer to his home. He made one low pass over the field before returning to land. On final approach, he was "blinded by [the] sun" and the tailwheel hit vines growing near the airstrip which caused the airplane to stall. The left wing struck the ground resulting the substantial damage. In addition, the left main landing gear and propeller were damaged during the hard landing. The pilot noted that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane. He added that the accident might have been prevented by either landing at a later time so that the sun would not have "blinded" him or by clearing the vegetation near the runway to ground level.

Information received from the Federal Aviation Administration indicated that the pilot did not hold a current pilot or medical certificate at the time of the accident. The pilot was initially issued a combined third-class medical and student pilot certificate in August 1994 by an aviation medical examiner. However, upon further review by the FAA, additional information unrelated to any medical deficiency was requested from the pilot. When the requested information was not received, the pilot was determined to be ineligible for a medical certificate and the application was denied. No other medical or pilot certificate applications were on file.

The airplane was issued an experimental airworthiness certificate and met the requirements for operation as a light sport airplane. Regulations required pilot and medical certification in order to operate the airplane. Specifically, any individual operating a light sport airplane must hold a sport pilot or higher level of certification, or a current student pilot certificate with the applicable endorsements. In addition, a light sport airplane may be operated based on a valid driver's license provided the pilot was determined to be eligible for a medical certificate at the time of his/her most recent application, and not had his/her most recently issued medical certificate suspended or revoked. Because the pilot did not hold a current pilot certificate, nor did he meet the medical certification requirements, he was not legally authorized to act as pilot-in-command of the airplane at the time of the accident.

Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: 61, 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: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  82 hours (Total, all aircraft), 82 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BERKEY
Registration: N265GB
Model/Series: S-6ES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 04991312
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/02/2013, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5224 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912
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: 4M9, 293 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1715 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 337°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Blytheville, AR (HKA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lafe, AR (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1700 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 340 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1200 ft / 40 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: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.204444, -90.548889

Location: Lafe, AR
Accident Number: CEN19LA116
Date & Time: 04/02/2019, 1722 CDT
Registration: N265GB
Aircraft: BERKEY S-6ES
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 2, 2019, about 1722 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Berkey S-6ES airplane, impacted vegetation on final approach at a private turf airstrip near Lafe, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight which was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Blytheville Municipal Airport (HKA), Blytheville, Arkansas, about 1650. The private airstrip was the intended destination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BERKEY
Registration: N265GB
Model/Series: S-6ES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: 4M9, 293 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Blytheville, AR (HKA)
Destination: Lafe, AR (PVT) 

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: 36.204444, -90.548889

Cessna 180K Skywagon, N63638: Incident occurred April 02, 2019 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Nosed over and left wing struck the ground.

https://registry.faa.gov/N63638

Date: 02-APR-19
Time: 22:15:00Z
Regis#: N63638
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKELAND
State: FLORIDA

Beechcraft 58P Baron, N58PR: Incident occurred April 02, 2019 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Gear collapsed and prop strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N58PR

Date: 02-APR-19
Time: 12:11:00Z
Regis#: N58PR
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKELAND
State: FLORIDA




LAKELAND — An airplane’s landing gear failure led to a rough start for one pilot in Lakeland.

A Beechcraft 58P Baron had its nose gear collapse while attempting to land at the 45th annual Sun ’n Fun Fly-In & Expo at 12:11 p.m. Tuesday, the Lakeland Police Department reports. The plane skidded along Runway 27R to a stop.

The 72-year-old pilot, John Quinlan, of Calxon, Georgia, and his wife, Kathryn, were not injured in the crash, according to police.

The Lakeland Fire Department responded to the scene with an Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle. The aircraft was checked for any fuel leaks or a potential fire.

The runway was shut down for approximately 50 minutes as emergency personnel responded. The aircraft has been moved to a secure location.

Federal Aviation Administration officials responded to conduct a preliminary investigation of the incident. Any additional information on the accident should be directed to the FAA at 404-305-6700.

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

Aero L-39 Albatros, N430J: Incident occurred April 02, 2019 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Two (2) flat tires after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N430J

Date: 02-APR-19
Time: 12:09:00Z
Regis#: N430J
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: L 39
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKELAND
State: FLORIDA

Robinson R44 Clipper II, N344R: Accident occurred April 02, 2019 in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

https://registry.faa.gov/N344R 

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA195
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 02, 2019 in Taunton, MA
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N344R

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Experienced gust of wind while hoovering at one (1) foot off ground, rotorcraft rolled and crashed.

Date: 02-APR-19
Time: 16:43:00Z
Regis#: N344R
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44 II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: TAUNTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Cessna 172P Skyhawk II, N54222; accident occurred April 02, 2019 at Oconee County Regional Airport (KCEU), Clemson, South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; West Columbia, South Carolina

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/N54222

Location: Clemson, SC
Accident Number: GAA19CA194
Date & Time: 04/02/2019, 1630 EST
Registration: N54222
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that, during landing, as the nosewheel touched the runway, he felt a "strong vibration" and the airplane veered left. He tried to correct by pulling back on the yoke, but the airplane became airborne and continued left. The airplane impacted an adjacent ramp area to the left of the runway.

Examination of video surveillance revealed that the airplane landed and shortly after veered to the left. The airplane then became airborne, aerodynamically stalled, the left wing dropped and impacted the ramp.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The manager 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 36 minutes before the accident, the wind was variable at 3 knots. The same automated station reported that, about 24 minutes after the accident, the wind was variable at 5 knots. The pilot was landing the airplane on runway 25.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 32, 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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/19/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 59.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 59.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 7.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30.1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.9 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N54222
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17274926
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/27/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3138 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4M
Registered Owner: Velocity Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Velocity 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: KCEU, 891 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2054 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 272°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7500 ft agl
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: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lawrenceville, GA (LZU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Clemson, SC (CEU)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1530 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: OCONEE COUNTY RGNL (CEU)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 890 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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: 34.671944, -82.883611 (est)



A person was hospitalized Tuesday after a plane that was taxiing down a runway at the Oconee County Airport in Seneca blew over, according to Fire Chief Charlie King.

The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. at the airport in Seneca.

The left wing of the single-engine plane was heavily damaged, and some other debris from the front of the plane was scattered nearby.

"It wasn't really a crash," King said. "A gust of wind caused the plane to blow over on its nose. The plane was sort of pushed to one side, and one person inside was taken to the hospital as a precaution."

Two people were aboard the plane when it blew over, King said.

The identities of the occupants have not been made public. It's also not yet known where the plane departed from or whether the Oconee County Airport was the passengers' intended destination.

King said a small amount of fuel leaked from the plane but that firefighters removed it.

The airport remains open, King said.

Original article ➤ https://www.greenvilleonline.com

Piper PA-28-180, N992TF: Incident occurred April 02, 2019 at Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (KLBX), Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas -and- Incident occurred July 13, 2017 at Houston Southwest Airport (KAXH), Arcola, Fort Bend County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

April 02, 2019: Gear collapsed.

Friendswood Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N992TF

Date: 03-APR-19
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N992TF
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANGLETON
State: TEXAS

July 13, 2017: Aircraft went off the taxiway into a ditch.

Date: 13-JUL-17
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N992TF
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-18-105 Special, personal flight operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N215T: Accident occurred March 30, 2019 in Copalis, Grays Harbor County, Washington

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N215T

Location: Copalis, WA

Accident Number: WPR19LA105
Date & Time: 03/30/2019, 1300 PDT
Registration: N215T
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 30, 2019, about 1300 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-18-105 airplane, N215T, was destroyed during an off-airport landing near Copalis Beach, Washington. The private pilot/owner sustained minor injuries. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (PLU), Puyallup, Washington about 1145.

According to the pilot, he planned to fly to Copalis State Airport (S16) Copalis, Washington. Preflight inspection, start-up, taxi out and takeoff were all normal. About 1 hour into the flight, the engine "started acting up" by running "rough" and losing power. The pilot activated the carburetor heat and manipulated the throttle, but the engine operation did not improve, and he was unable to restore the engine to cruise power. At the time of the event the airplane was at an altitude of "2,000 ft", and the pilot stated that he "did not have any time or altitude" to try to glide to a nearby airport. He then performed an emergency landing on a logging road in a clearcut forest area.

The pilot reported that during the rollout the left wing struck something, which caused the airplane to veer sharply left. The airplane struck another object, and pitched onto its nose, stopping the airplane rapidly, and embedding the propeller and nose in the ground. The pilot saw fuel running into the cockpit and onto him; he believed that it was coming from the left side of the airplane. He exited the right side door, retrieved his headset, and "got away as fast as" he could. In post accident interview, the pilot stated that he left the vicinity of the airplane within less than 5 minutes, primarily because he was afraid that the airplane would catch fire or explode. He never observed any smoke or fire while he was on scene. He did not take any photographs or try to telephone any authorities, despite the fact that he had his mobile telephone in his possession.

The pilot hiked to a paved road, hitch-hiked into the town of Hoquiam, and then telephoned his brother, who picked him up and drove him back to the pilot's house. He never telephoned any law enforcement or fire personnel to report the event and the fire potential. Two days after the accident, the pilot telephoned the NTSB to report the accident. When law enforcement and recovery personnel arrived at the site three days after the accident, they discovered that the airplane had been destroyed by fire, but that the engine was largely untouched by fire.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with an airplane singe-engine land rating. He reported that he had about 145 hours total flight experience, including about 31 hours in the accident airplane make and model. His most recent flight review was completed in January 2019, and his most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third class medical certificate was issued in November 2017.

FAA records indicated that the airplane was manufactured in 1952. The pilot reported that the airplane was equipped with a Lycoming O-320 series engine. The pilot reported that the airplane had a total time (TT) in service of about 4,371 hours, and that the engine had a TT of about 687 hours, and a time since major overhaul (TSMOH) of about 28 hours. The airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed in December 2018. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N215T
Model/Series: PA18 105 SPECIAL
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Puyallup, WA (PUL)
Destination: Copalis, WA (S16)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 47.070000, -124.119722 (est)