Thursday, April 18, 2019

United States-Canada Rift Widens Over Training for Boeing 737 MAX Pilots: Canadian official calls for simulator training for pilots flying the jet; Federal Aviation Administration decided against mandating such instruction



The Wall Street Journal
By Kim Mackrael and Andy Pasztor
April 18, 2019 5:30 a.m. ET

A rift between the U.S. and Canada is growing over how to ensure the safety of Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 MAX planes, as Ottawa’s focus on additional pilot training could lead to a delay in getting the jet back in the air.

Canada’s transport minister has signaled that his government could require additional simulator training for pilots of the 737 MAX. That threatens to widen the gap between plans being developed by U.S. authorities to put the planes into service and those of other countries, according to industry officials and others participating in or tracking the process.

“Simulators are the very best way from a training point of view to go over exactly what could happen in a real way and to react properly to it,” Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Wednesday. “It’s not going to be a question of pulling out an iPad and spending an hour on it.”

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has tentatively decided against mandating additional simulator instruction as part of a package that is anticipated within weeks and includes a software fix for a flight-control system implicated in two fatal 737 MAX crashes in less than five months. Industry officials said that could change based on input from foreign regulators, as well as responses from domestic pilot unions and other groups during a public comment period ending April 30.

Aviation regulators in Canada, Europe, China and Brazil previously indicated they would conduct their own safety reviews of the software fix to the automated flight-control system—known as MCAS—instead of accepting the FAA’s analysis and decision to require only interactive and self-instructional training on laptops or other electronic devices.

However, Mr. Garneau’s remarks are the first explicit break with the U.S. by a foreign regulator and could mean months of additional delays in other countries while extra simulator time is reserved and new training scenarios are developed.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Garneau said no formal decision has been made about requiring simulator training. She said Mr. Garneau would wait to see what Boeing says and speak with experts before making a final decision.

An FAA spokesman didn’t have any comment. Previously, agency officials have said they welcome recommendations from foreign regulators but stressed that the U.S. will act independently based on its review of data and safety considerations.

A Boeing spokesman said the plane maker is working with global regulators and airlines “as they determine training requirements in their home markets.”

European regulators previously signaled it could take months for them to assess the FAA’s software fix and training requirements, according to industry and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

The situation marks a sharp departure from tradition—stretching back many decades—when major safety decisions from the FAA affecting American-built aircraft tended to be routinely embraced by foreign counterparts. Trust and cooperation have frayed following the 737 MAX groundings, which have roiled the global aerospace industry.

The FAA has set up a high-level international advisory panel, which includes Canadian representatives, to analyze the software fix and related training issues. FAA officials hope such strategies will help shore up international support among regulators and passengers. Brazilian and European regulators previously raised questions about certain MAX flight-control features during the initial FAA certification of the plane.

Canada has required additional training for domestic airlines in the past. After a Lion Air jet crashed off the coast of Indonesia last year, pilots with Canadian airlines that operate the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft received training that Mr. Garneau has said went beyond what was mandated in the U.S.

The FAA’s preliminary training decision also has been shelved by one large U.S. carrier, American Airlines Group Inc. which is devising its own additional simulator sessions focusing on maneuvers similar to those that resulted from the misfiring of the suspect flight-control feature. Ground simulators specifically designed to mimic the 737 MAX won’t become widely available until autumn or later.

Chicago-based Boeing has been devising a software fix for the jet’s flight-control system that is expected to rely on two sensors that measure the angle of the plane’s nose—instead of one currently—and be less aggressive and more easily controllable by pilots.

The FAA originally approved the MAX by requiring minimal additional training for pilots who were transitioning from flying earlier 737 models. In developing the new model, Boeing aimed to keep additional training requirements at a minimum so pilots and airlines could avoid expensive simulator time.

United Continental Holdings Inc., one of three MAX operators in the U.S., said it had no plans to add simulator training unless federal authorities required it. Chief Operating Officer Greg Hart said Wednesday during an earnings conference call that even without specific training on the MAX’s stall-prevention system, United pilots already receive training on the type of situation pilots faced on both the Lion Air flight and the Ethiopian Airlines flight which crashed last month.

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Piper PA-18-225 Super Cub (Tubbs S/performance Air Inc), N755K: Incident occurred April 16, 2019 at Centennial Airport (KAPA), Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colorado

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

Ground looped and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N755K

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N755K
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: PA18 225
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28-161, N449ND: Incident occurred April 16, 2019 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

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

Bird strike, landed without incident.

Ari Ben Aviator Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N449ND

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 12:47:00Z
Regis#: N449ND
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Falco F.8L, N45UZ: Accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Orlando, Florida

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

Slid off the runway into the grass, gear collapsed and experienced a prop strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N45UZ

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N45UZ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: FALCO F 8L
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

McDonnell Douglas MD369E, N593C: Accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Kahuku, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Autorotated, crashed into tree and inverted.

K & S Helicopters Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/aN593C

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N593C
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS HELICOPTER
Aircraft Model: 369E
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: KAHUKU
State: HAWAII

Air Tractor AT-502B, N599LA: Accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

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

Crashed in a field due to unknown circumstances.

Aerial Crop Care Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N599LA

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 12:57:00Z
Regis#: N599LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 502B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 137
City: MORGANZA
State: LOUISIANA



NEW DETAILS: Pilot has been identified as Carl Comeaux from Carencro, Louisiana who was flying with an aviation service out of St. Landry Parish. He was extricated from the plane before it caught on fire. He was trying to land to load up chemicals so he could work for the day but in his approach, the plane rose suddenly in elevation and then went straight down into the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating to figure out if it was a mechanical or pilot error.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, Louisiana (WAFB) - One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday after a crash involving a crop duster in the Morganza area.

A spokesperson for the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the scene, which was off Highway 10, at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 16.

Officials say the pilot was transported by helicopter to a hospital for treatment in stable condition. His identity has not been released.

Story and video ➤  http://www.wafb.com

Bell OH-58A, N109PD: Accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Made autorotation landing in a field, rotor blades struck the tailboom.

Omaha Police Department

https://registry.faa.gov/N109PD

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 13:50:00Z
Regis#: N109PD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: OH 58A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: OMAHA POLICE DEPT
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Weatherly 620B, N9033T: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 in San Miguel, Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ground looped.

Doing Business As (dba) Stahmann Farms Airport

https://registry.faa.gov/N9033T

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N9033T
Aircraft Make: WEATHERLY
Aircraft Model: 620B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: SAN MIGUEL
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 550 Citation II, N780CF: Incident occurred April 16, 2019 at Eugene Airport (KEUG), Lane County, Oregon

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

Bird strike, landed without incident.

Carfaye Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N780CF

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N780CF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 550
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: EUGENE
State: OREGON

Bell 206B JetRanger III, N61PH: Fatal accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Fort McDowell, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

Tre Aviation Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N61PH

Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 06:32:00Z
Regis#: N61PH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: FORT MCDOWELL
State: ARIZONA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

FORT MCDOWELL, Arizona  — There are many questions surrounding the safety of the helicopter that crashed in a field near Fountain Hills on Monday morning, killing two people on board.

The victims have been identified as contract experimental test pilot Rucie Moore and Van Horn Aviation engineering manager Stephen Estes.

Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety board have confirmed investigators are now looking into the "airworthiness" of the helicopter that crashed.

Court documents show the chopper had a history of trouble.

According to a complaint filed by the Federal Aviation Administration against the Tre Aviation Corporation to whom the aircraft was registered, the helicopter was purchased by an aviation mechanic in Scottsdale in 2004.

Documents state the helicopter was in bad shape. It had no engine and the fuselage was corroded beyond repair. The mechanic used parts from another helicopter he had purchased to rebuild the chopper. Many of the parts used in the repair came from a helicopter with no data plate or deemed ineligible for operation.

Aviation experts say like cars, it is not uncommon for aircraft like planes and helicopters to be "parted out" to rebuild or help reconstruct other aircraft.

The company that Estes worked for "specializes in the design, testing, certification, and manufacturing of composite rotor blades for various helicopters" according to their website.

An NTSB spokesman says investigators are still in the early stages of the investigation, but structural problems and faulty parts are two major areas they will be exploring as they try to piece together the wreckage, and figure out what caused the helicopter to crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.abc15.com


Test pilot Rucie Moore, left, and Van Horn Aviation engineering manager Stephen Estes, right.



FOUNTAIN HILLS, Arizona (3TV/CBS5) -- A Tempe-based aviation company is mourning the loss of two men who were killed in a helicopter crash near Fountain Hills on Tuesday morning. 

Van Horn Aviation said experimental test pilot Rucie Moore and VHA engineering manager Stephen Estes were the only two on board the helicopter when it went down after 7 a.m. near Fort McDowell and Yavapai roads

VHA said Moore was a decorated helicopter test pilot for the U.S. Army and was a professor and helicopter program chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Prior to Embry-Riddle, Moore was a decorated helicopter test pilot for the U.S. Army.

Estes graduated from Arizona State University with a master's in aerospace engineering and had been an engineer with VHA for five years. 

Before that, he was "instrumental in the design and analysis of current rotor blades," VHA said.

“We mourn the loss of our friends during this tragic accident,” said VHA president Dean Rosenlof in a statement. “Both men contributed greatly to the design and development of our most recent rotor blade designs. Their passing will leave large holes in our company and they will both be missed personally and professionally.”

To some, Moore was the friend you’re lucky to have.

“It’s a big hit. There’s a lot of people that he touched during his life and he’ll be missed,” said David Allen.

Allen now lives in Alaska, but he and Moore go way back to their Army days.

“Rucie and I met in basic training actually when we started back in ’86,” he said. “He was actually my flight school roommate throughout all of flight school.”

The two became so close during that time, that Moore was a groomsman in Allen’s wedding.

Allen was shocked when he heard what happened.

“I’ll be honest, it brought tears to my eyes,” Allen said.

He wishes he could tell Moore one more thing.

“That’s a tough one…yeah….just gonna miss ya,” he said through tears.

But among the tragedy, Allen has found peace knowing his friend's last moments were spent in the sky.

“At least he was doing what he loved to do, and I can only hope that I can go out the same way,” Allen said.  

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Arizona's Family that a Bell 206B crashed under "unknown circumstances."

The pair departed from Falcon Field in Mesa before the crash occurred. 

The FAA initially said it believed the pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft. 

Video from our news helicopter showed the aircraft down in a remote field, destroyed. 

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the crash. 

“Our dear colleague, Rucie Moore, was an outstanding pilot, an Army veteran and distinguished faculty member with deep experience in the flight test arena,” said Dr. Frank Ayers, chancellor of Embry-Riddle’s Prescott campus. “His many contributions to the education of our students, including his extensive real world experience, was immeasurable. The entire Embry-Riddle family, our faculty, students and staff, feel his loss and extend our thoughts and prayers to his family.” 

Story and video ➤ https://www.azfamily.com

Captain Doron: Weather Briefing

Video by Captain Doron 
Published on April 11th, 2019 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Airframes Unlimited Outlaw, N5622D: Accident occurred April 15, 2019 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, Colorado

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

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5622D

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 19:51:00Z
Regis#: N5622D
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: OUTLAW
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: ELIZABETH
State: COLORADO

Kaminskas Jungster I, N3243: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Boone County Airport (6I4), Lebanon, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Flipped over after landing. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N3243

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 20:03:00Z
Regis#: N3243
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RTH JUNGSTER 1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEBANON
State: INDIANA




LEBANON, Indiana (WISH) -- A small plane crashed Monday in Lebanon, leaving the pilot with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

A single-engine plane landing on a grass strip at the Boone County Airport, 1600 E 250 S, crashed around 4 p.m., Sgt. Ben Phelps with Lebanon Police Department confirmed. 

After the wheels of the Kaminskas Jungster I experimental homebuilt aircraft touched down, the aircraft flipped over and landed upside down. 

The pilot, 55-year-old James Petko, of Mishawaka, was the sole occupant, and was able to get himself out of the plane before authorities arrived. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wishtv.com

Piper PA-28R-200, N55275: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Airport (KHUT), Reno County, Kansas

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

Gear up landing, veered off the runway into the grass, struck runway light.

https://registry.faa.gov/N55275

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 18:33:00Z
Regis#: N55275
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HUTCHINSON
State: KANSAS

Cessna 310P, N711HB: Incident occurred April 14, 2019 at Houma-Terrebonne Airport (KHUM), Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

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

Flat tire, veered off the runway and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N711HB

Date: 14-APR-19
Time: 20:54:00Z
Regis#: N711HB
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUMA
State: LOUISIANA

Envoy Air, Embraer ERJ-175, N267NN: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

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

Envoy Air, flight 3930: Experienced a bird strike.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N267NN

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 11:34:00Z
Regis#: N267NN
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E170 200 LR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY AIR
Flight Number: 3930
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna TU206F Stationair, N35885: Incident occurred April 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Smoke in the cockpit.

https://registry.faa.gov/N35885

Date: 14-APR-19
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N35885
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TU206F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SAN ANTONIO
State: TEXAS

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N4611E: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (KTYR), Smith County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Partial gear up landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4611E

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 21:55:00Z
Regis#: N4611E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TYLER
State: TEXAS



TYLER, Texas — A plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport after a malfunction with the plane's landing gear.

According to city spokeswoman Jenny Wells, the Cessna 185 plane with two people on board was having trouble getting its landing gear down as it was going in for landing.

The plane landed on Runway 4-22. Wells says the plane skid for about 100 feet when it touched down. 

There were no injuries. The plane itself sustained minor damage.

The airport has shut down Runaway 4-22 for 12 hours as crews work to remove the plane from the runway. 

Wells said despite the closure of the runway, no air traffic is affected.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs19.tv

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N5163E: Accident occurred April 15, 2019 in Nome, Alaska

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

Crashed due to unknown circumstances.

United States Department of the Interior

https://registry.faa.gov/N5163E

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 17:04:00Z
Regis#: N5163E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185F
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: US DEPT OF INTERIOR
City: NOME
State: ALASKA

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons rescued a pilot of a Cessna 185 aircraft April 15th near Pish River in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve after the plane crashed.

According to Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Evan Budd, Alaska Rescue Coordination Center superintendent, they were first notified after receiving a 406 ELT alert of a possible aircraft crash.  The National Park Service then requested assistance from the AK RCC to rescue the distressed pilot.    

According to Peter Christian, National Park Service public information officer, the pilot was able to communicate with an overhead airplane and reported he had suffered injuries and that there were no other passengers on board. He was flying from Kotzebue to Nome when the plane crashed, sustaining significant damage. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pilot from Nome attempted to overfly the area later in the morning, but was turned back due to poor weather conditions.   

Original article can be found here ➤ https://alaska-native-news.com

Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian, N464HP: Incident occurred April 15, 2019 at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (KPUW), Whitman County, Washington

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

Gear up landing.

Orion Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N464HP

Date: 15-APR-19
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N464HP
Aircraft Make: NEW PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 46 500TP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PULLMAN
State: WASHINGTON





PULLMAN, Washington — The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway was closed Monday morning due to a small plane crash that happened just after 10:00 a.m.

The plane took off and experienced engine troubles, so the pilot immediately turned around.

Due to mechanical failure, no landing gear came down, causing the plane to land on its belly on the runway and skid on to the grass safety zone.

The pilot and passenger were not injured.

An Alaska Airlines flight was cancelled because of the crash.

The runway reopened around 1:45 p.m.

A full inspection of the runway has been completed and it doesn’t need repairs.

The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.  

Story and video ➤ https://klewtv.com

Monday, April 15, 2019

Piper PA-22-150, N3821P: Accident occurred April 12, 2019 in Seward, Alaska and Incident occurred January 07, 2018 - Bear Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

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

April 12, 2019:  Ground looped during off airport landing. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N3821P

Date: 12-APR-19
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N3821P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 22 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SEWARD
State: ALASKA

January 07, 2018: While taxiing, aircraft encountered a soft spot on beach and nosed over.

Date: 07-JAN-18
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N3821P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 22 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BEAR GLACIER KENAI FJORDS NATL PARK
State: ALASKA

North American SNJ-5 Texan, N3375G and Glasair GS-2 Sportsman, N316RM: Incident occurred April 13, 2019 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

Clipped propeller of N316RM.

Planes of Fame Air Museum

https://registry.faa.gov/N3375G

Date: 13-APR-19
Time: 21:04:00Z
Regis#: N3375G
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: SNJ 5
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Left wing of N3375G clipped aircraft.

https://registry.faa.gov/N316RM

Date: 13-APR-19
Time: 21:04:00Z
Regis#: N316RM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SPORTSMAN GS 2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Europa Trigear, N120EJ: Accident occurred April 13, 2019 near Yolo County Airport (KDWA), California

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

Landed in a field and flipped over. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N120EJ

Date: 13-APR-19
Time: 18:17:00Z
Regis#: N120EJ
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: EUROPA
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINTERS
State: CALIFORNIA




DAVIS, California (KCRA) — Officials are investigating a small plane crash near County Road 95 and County Road 31 in Davis, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to the plane crash at around 11 a.m. Saturday, just south of the Yolo County airport, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The plane initially took off from the airport. Officials said the pilot then tried to land the plane in a farm field and the plane flipped over.

The Sheriff’s Office said that the pilot was the only occupant of the plane and was taken to a nearby hospital. He suffered major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.

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

MD Helicopters 500N, N523HB: Incident occurred April 14, 2019 in Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Landed in the dirt.

City of Huntington Beach

https://registry.faa.gov/N523HB

Date: 14-APR-19
Time: 05:57:00Z
Regis#: N523HB
Aircraft Make: MD HELICOPTERS
Aircraft Model: 500N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH
City: SANTA ANA
State: CALIFORNIA