Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Loss of Lift: Airframes Unlimited Outlaw, N5622D; accident occurred April 15, 2019 in Elizabeth, Elbert County, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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/N5622D

Location: Elizabeth, CO
Accident Number: GAA19CA208
Date & Time: 04/15/2019, 1300 MDT
Registration: N5622D
Aircraft: AIRFRAMES UNLIMITED OUTLAW
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of lift
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The powered parachute pilot reported that, during takeoff from a hayfield, the wind was from the southwest at 6 mph and he departed to the southwest. He added that, once airborne, the climb rate was "slower than normal" and he began a 180° left turn. On the "downwind", the climb rate reduced to "zero" and the powered parachute started descending. He realized he did not have enough altitude to complete the 180° turn. The powered parachute impacted the top rail of a fence, he shut the magnetos off, and after impacting a second fence impacted the ground.

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

The automated weather observation station located about 16 miles northwest of the accident reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 020° at 9 knots. The pilot reported that the wind was from 245° at 6 knots and the density altitude was "6,800+" ft.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Flight Engineer; Sport Pilot
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2005
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/25/2015
Flight Time: (Estimated) 9947 hours (Total, all aircraft), 411 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIRFRAMES UNLIMITED
Registration: N5622D
Model/Series: OUTLAW
Aircraft Category: Powered Parachute
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: OL 00579
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/03/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 331 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 582 Blue Head
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 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: KAPA, 5883 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 315°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 9000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 23000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Elizabeth, CO
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elizabeth, CO
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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:  39.385278, -104.605000 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Kaminskas Jungster I, N3243; accident occurred April 15, 2019 at Boone County Airport (6I4), Lebanon, Indiana

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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/N3243

Location: Lebanon, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA215
Date & Time: 04/15/2019, 1550 EDT
Registration: N3243
Aircraft: Kaminskas RTH JUNGSTER 1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that about 30 minutes into the flight, the oil pressure gauge needle entered the yellow (caution) arc. The pilot made a precautionary landing at the nearest airport. However, he decided to land on the grass on the right side of the asphalt runway.

Before landing, he overflew the grass surface to evaluate the surface condition, and he performed a touch-and-go to further assess the surface condition. The third approach and the landing were normal, but during the landing roll, the main landing gear wheels encountered, "a soft patch of muddy soil," and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

The pilot reported that the only mechanical malfunction that occurred, was specific to the oil pressure gauge.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Flight Engineer
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/01/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 35000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 30000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 250 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 80 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Kaminskas
Registration: N3243
Model/Series: RTH JUNGSTER 1 I
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built:Yes 
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 3
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-235
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: KTYQ, 922 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 81°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  6 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 10 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Bloomington, IN (BMG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elkhart, IN (3C1)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1530 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Boone County (6I4)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 959 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Standing Water; Wet
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3600 ft / 30 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing; 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: 40.007222, -86.440556 (est)



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

Landing Gear Not Configured: Piper PA-28R-200, N55275, accident occurred April 15, 2019 at Hutchinson Regional Airport (KHUT), Reno County, Kansas

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

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/N55275

Location: Hutchinson, KS
Accident Number: GAA19CA206
Date & Time: 04/15/2019, 1335 CDT
Registration: N55275
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the retractable landing gear-equipped airplane reported that during a straight-in approach, the airplane's approach angle was too high. He recalled that he was distracted by an increase in aircraft operating in the area, and that he forgot to extend the airplane's landing gear. The airplane landed with the landing gear retracted and slid off the right side of the runway before it came to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/24/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/11/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 160 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 103 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 42 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N55275
Model/Series: PA28R 200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28R-7335209
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2324 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
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: KHUT, 1542 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 197°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Great Bend, KS (GBD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hutchinson, KS (HUT)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Hutchinson Rgnl (HUT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1542 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4405 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude:  38.066111, -97.860556 (est)

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, registered to the United States Department of Interior Office of Aviation Services and operated by the National Park Service as a public aircraft operation under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N5163E: Accident occurred April 15, 2019 in Nome, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5163E

Location: Nome, AK
Accident Number: ANC19TA017
Date & Time: 04/15/2019, 0900 AKD
Registration: N5163E
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Public Aircraft 

On April 15, 2019, about 0900 Alaska daylight time, a wheel/ski-equipped Cessna A185F airplane, N5163E, impacted mountainous terrain about 90 miles north of Nome, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to the U.S. Department of Interior Office of Aviation Services and operated by the National Park Service (NPS) as a public aircraft operation under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions (VMC) existed at the departure airport, and instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the accident. A visual flight rules (VFR) company flight plan was filed and flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (PAOT), Kotzebue, Alaska, about 0814, destined for the Nome Airport (PAOM), Nome.

During an interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, the pilot stated that the purpose of the flight was to relocate from PAOT to PAOM (about 160 nm) to pick up two NPS employees for transport. The pilot reported that he had flown the route from POAT to PAOM many times and was very familiar with the terrain along the route. He recalled that the graphical weather forecast for the area was for marginal VFR, and the forecast for PAOM was 1,900 ft ceilings and 5 statute miles of visibility. While en route, he decided to perform an overflight of the Serpentine Hot Springs area, which was to the west of his anticipated flight route. While maneuvering through an area of mountains terrain, he observed deteriorating weather conditions to the south, and in the direction of his destination. He recalled that he was flying about 1,600 ft mean sea level (msl), heading to the southwest, with a ridgeline close on the right side of the airplane. The pilot stated that he was momentarily looking down at the GPS unit to check a navigation point, and when he looked up, the airplane had entered IMC. He immediately began an instrument scan and verified that the wings were level. He stated that in an attempt to turnaround and return to VMC, he initiated a right turn, momentarily forgetting that terrain was to the right, and the airplane immediately impacted snow covered terrain. During the impact sequence, the left wing separated from the fuselage.

The accident site was located within the boundaries of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve on the Seward Peninsula. A preliminary review of GPS data extracted from a Garmin GPSMAP 296 unit, revealed that about 0900 the airplane impacted a ridgeline at a GPS elevation of about 1,550 ft on a track of 300° true.

The pilot recalled that he woke up inverted secure in the seat restraint harness. He carefully released the harness and egressed the wreckage. He observed heavy snow and wind (IMC) and elected to shelter inside the airplane. He was able to apply battery power to the integral satellite radio on the airplane and call the NPS dispatch center to report the accident and request rescue. The airplane was outfitted with survival equipment that the pilot used while waiting for rescue.

According to the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center (AKRCC) records, a 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal was received at 0904. The AKRCC coordinated a rescue mission; however, the low visibility delayed rescue until about 1800. The pilot was transported to a medical facility for treatment.

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

The closest weather reporting facility to the accident was Deering Airport (PADE), which was about 46 miles northeast of the accident location. At 0853, an automated routine weather observation report indicated the following conditions: wind from 290° at 15 knots, sky condition overcast 1,700 ft, visibility 9 statute miles in light snow, temperature 16°F, dew point 10°F, and altimeter 29.80 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5163E
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: United States Department Of Interior
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PADE, 21 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 46 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -9°C / -12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1700 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.8 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Kotzebue, AK (OTZ)
Destination: Nome, AK (OME) 

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: 65.925833, -164.611389 (est)

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