Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Express Series 2000, privately owned and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N625J: Fatal accident occurred April 22, 2019 in Cleveland, Rowan County, North Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina
Continental Aerospace Technologies; Mobile, Alabama

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N625J

Location: Cleveland, NC

Accident Number: ERA19FA154
Date & Time: 04/22/2019, 0915 EDT
Registration: N625J
Aircraft: Wheeler EXPRESS SERIES 2000
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 22, 2019, about 0915 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Wheeler Express Series 2000, N625J, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Cleveland, North Carolina. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was privately owned and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight, which originated from Statesville Regional Airport (SVH), Statesville, North Carolina, at 0901, and was destined for Twin Lakes Airport (8A7), Mocksville, North Carolina.

According to the airplane owner, the pilot planned to fly the airplane to 8A7 for an avionics upgrade. The owner intended to drive about 44 miles to 8A7 to pick up the pilot and return them to SVH. The owner stated he watched the airplane depart runway 28 at SVH and travel west, then turn back to the east before he lost visual contact. A mechanic located 4.5 miles northeast of SVH noticed the airplane because "the engine was making numerous pitch changes." When he observed the airplane, it was inverted and rolling to level flight. It then performed another complete roll and was flying in an easterly direction when he lost sight of the airplane. A second witness, located 1 mile east of the accident site, stated he heard loud engine noises that changed pitch, and then observed the airplane in a straight-line flight path towards the ground. He did not see any smoke appear, and believed what he observed was a radio controlled airplane.

The airplane owner arrived at 8A7 about 1040 to find the airplane had not arrived. He made several phone calls to the pilot without success. He returned to SVH to see if the pilot had returned, while other pilots at 8A7 departed in airplanes to search the area. At 1300, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an alert notice (ALNOT) for the missing airplane, which was subsequently found in a field at 1700.

Examination of the wreckage revealed that all major components of the airplane were present at the accident site. The remains of both wings were highly fragmented and were located on the right and left side of the main wreckage in approximately their mounting locations. The wings were detached from the fuselage with both flaps and ailerons completely separated. The upper and lower wing skins were fragmented and pieces were located in the vicinity of the main wreckage.

The empennage was displaced upward and forward, and came to rest slightly aft of the main wreckage. The rudder, vertical stabilizer, and horizontal stabilizer were fragmented.

Control continuity was confirmed from all flight control surfaces to their respective cockpit controls through overload breaks and fractures. The cockpit throttle control assembly was separated. It was found extended full aft, in the closed (idle) position and the throttle shaft handle was bent approximately 90° in the direction of the instrument panel. The cockpit mixture control assembly was found in the full forward, full rich mixture position.

The avionics, engine and propeller were recovered from an estimated 4 ft crater under the main wreckage.

The engine crankcase was broken in multiple locations with significant impact related damage visible to the front of the crankcase. The six cylinders remained attached to the engine; however, the Nos. 5 and 6 cylinders remained only partially attached. All of the engine accessory components were separated from the crankcase except for the fuel pump, oil pump, and starter adapter. One of the magnetos and the majority of the throttle and fuel metering assembly were not located.

The propeller hub remained intact and displayed impact damage. Two of the three propeller blades were broken from the hub; one of the propeller blades was not located. The propeller blade that remained attached to the hub displayed significant S-bending, twisting, and leading edge gouging. A large portion of the blade tip was separated and located in the impact crater. The remaining propeller blade had broken from the hub at the propeller blade shank and a portion of the tip was separated. The blade displayed twisting deformation as well as leading edge gouging.

Both airplane entry door locking assemblies were found with their locking pins in the closed/locked position.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with a rotorcraft-helicopter rating, a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land, instrument airplane and glider. The pilot also held a flight instructor certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine, multiengine, rotorcraft-helicopter, and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued April 25, 2018. At that time, he reported 17,040 total hours of flight experience, of which 80 hours had been accrued in the last 6 months. The airplane owner reported that the pilot had accrued approximately 10-15 hours in the accident airplane.

The weather conditions reported at 0920, at SVH, about 18 miles west of the accident site, included visibility 10 statute miles, clear sky, wind calm, temperature 13°C, dew point 08°C and barometric pressure 30.21 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Wheeler
Registration: N625J
Model/Series: EXPRESS SERIES 2000 No Series
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: SVH, 967 ft msl
Observation Time: 0920 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Statesville, NC (SVH)
Destination: Mocksville, NC (8A7)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 35.755000, -80.635000 (est)

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. 

Guy Robert Maher

Guy Robert Maher, 66, of Cleveland, North Carolina passed away on April 22, 2019. 

Guy was a former pilot for Wake Forest Baptist Hospital's, AirCare program, where he served for 25 years. 

Guy was also a writer for numerous aviation magazines and was a member of Cardinal Flyers Online and the founder of Lanier Media Aviation Services. He was recognized with the Excellence in Communications award from the Helicopter Association International. 

Guy was a devoted member of South River United Methodist Church. Guy loved sharing his faith through his love for music. 

Guy was preceded in death by his father Robert Maher and his wife Sandy and his mother Doris Nicoll and her husband John Nicoll. He is survived by his wife, Staci Maher, children Ashley Marlow (Justin), Melanie Dombroski (Derek), Drew Maher (Danielle), Robbie McCraw (Darcie), and Jennifer Boria (Elis), grandchildren Joshua Marlow, Hannah Marlow, John Marlin Dombroski, Milly James Dombroski, Mary Reid Dombroski, Caleb Maher, Ivy Maher, Madison Willison, and Penelope Boria, great-grandson Jameson Robert Fogg – due in June, brothers John Nicoll (Michele) and James “Jim” Nicoll (Carolyn). 

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, April 27 at South River United Methodist Church, 2880 South River Church Road, Woodleaf, North Carolina with the Revs. A.J. Moore and Billy Towery officiating. Visitation will be held from 1pm to 3pm in the church's fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to South River United Methodist Church designated for missions or the music ministry. Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Maher family.

Guy Maher (center) being baptized last year by his pastor at South River UMC. Maher died in a plane crash in Rowan County on Monday.


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WBTV) - The pilot of a plane that was reported missing after it took off from a Statesville airport Monday morning has been identified.

According to South River UMC Facebook page and to the Maher family, Guy Maher was flying the plane before it was found crashed in Rowan County hours later.

Police say the plane was heading to the Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County when it took off from the Statesville Regional Airport around 9 a.m. At 8 p.m., officials confirmed the plane was found crashed on Cool Springs Road, just north of Woodleaf in Rowan County.

The owner authorized Maher to fly the plane from the Statesville Regional Airport and watched the plane depart before driving to the destination.

According to police, the owner drove to Twin Lakes Airport - a 15-minute flight from Statesville - to pick up the pilot and bring him back to Statesville but the plane was not at the airport.

The owner had friends searching in the air and the Civil Air Patrol was activated to help with the search.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) weere at the scene Tuesday morning to investigate.

Pete Wentz of the NTSB described the plane as “experimental.”

“So it’s an amateur built, experimental aircraft. It’s not an aircraft like a Piper or a Cessna that’s made in a manufacturer," Wentz said.

According to the Rowan Fire Marshal, the pilot was a well-known member of the community.

Maher was an experienced pilot and spent several years flying a medical helicopter.

“He was a good neighbor, intelligent fellow, had a lot of experience flying,” said neighbor Jim Greene. “He had a helicopter at his house for years. He played organ at church and was an integral part of the church. Guy was a man of many talents.”

“If he was told to check something twice, he would check it twelve times. Anybody that’s flown with Guy said it was the most pleasant experience because they knew they were in safe hands with Guy,” said Reverend A.J. Moore of South River UMC. “He’s going to leave a big impact and his loss is going to be felt, big ripples.”

Story and video ➤ http://www.wbtv.com

Guy with Bell 412 at AirCare, AirCare, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

STATESVILLE, North Carolina - Officials said a pilot who was heading from Statesville Regional Airport to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County but never arrived is dead after the plane was found crashed.

The Statesville Regional Airport manager confirmed to Channel 9's Briana Harper that crews found the wreckage and the pilot has been pronounced dead.

The fire marshal's office said the plane was found in a field in Rowan County around 7 p.m. Monday. 

The pilot, identified by his pastor as Guy Maher, was described as a very special person in the Rowan County community.

"Many of our volunteers go to church with him and have known him for years so it has been very hard on the responders," Deborah Horne from Rowan County Emergency Management said. "He is a very special gentleman and very well known in the community and the church."

Channel 9's Elsa Gillis spoke with Maher's pastor A.J. Moore, who said he was in shock when he heard the pilot in the crash was Guy. 

"To get word yesterday that he was missing, it's too hard to believe. It was a total shock, anybody but Guy. He had a very big sense of human, very caring, give you the shirt off his back," Moore said. "He was one of the safest pilots I've ever been around. If he was told to check something twice, Guy would check it 10 times."

Moore said he personally baptized Maher and described him as a husband, father, grandfather, an active member of the South River United Methodist Church, and someone with a big heart. 

"I know he worked for AirCare Baptist. He did humanitarian missions during disasters. He flew constantly to help people, taking in medical supplies," Moore said. "Anybody that's flown with Guy said it was the most pleasant experience because they knew they were in safe hands with Guy."

"He's gonna leave a big impact. His loss is gonna be felt, big ripples," Moore said. 

Rowan Co. officials just provided an an update on the pilot found dead after his airplane crashed coming from Statesville earlier this morning @wsoctv

Horne said Maher was flying a small fixed-wing plane and was once a professional pilot who was very experienced. She said the news of him dying in an airplane crash is one she did not see coming. 

"That's why they're working even harder than usual to make sure he's taken care of and family is taken care of," Horne said.

Officials said the pilot was heading from Statesville Regional Airport to Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County.

The airport manager told Channel 9 the flight left Statesville around 9 a.m. but never arrived at its destination.

Police said the owner of the plane authorized the Maher to fly the aircraft and watched it take off.

They said the plane’s owner drove to Twin Lakes Airport to pick up the pilot, but when the owner arrived, the plane was not there.

Officials said the typical flight time from Statesville to Twin Lakes Airport is 15 minutes.

When the plane did not arrive, authorities said they activated the Civil Air Patrol to conduct a search. 

Emergency officials were in the area throughout the night securing the scene of the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board arrived on scene Tuesday to investigate the cause of the crash. 

NTSB Investigator Pete Wentz told Channel 9's Elsa Gillis they will be looking at the pilot, the aircraft, and the environment during their investigation. 

"We have an experimental, amateur-built express 2000 aircraft," Wentz said. 

They said they will be gathering data for the next several days, followed by a preliminary report on what happened in the next 12 to 14 days. 

The final report is not expected to be released for another 12 to 24 months. 

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

Guy and Arthur on training flight. Mock nagging.

A plane that left Statesville Regional Airport on Monday morning crashed in Rowan County, killing the lone person on board, officials confirmed.

Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson confirmed that the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed off Cool Springs Road in Rowan County on Monday. Only one person was on the plane.

Earlier Monday, the Statesville Police Department had released a report concerning the missing plane. According to Statesville Police Chief David Addison, the police department received a report around 9 a.m. Monday that a plane left for Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County and did not arrive there as scheduled. 

The owner of the plane authorized another person to fly the plane from the Statesville Regional Airport to Davie County, Addison said. The owner watched the plane take off and then drove to Davie County to pick up the pilot and bring him back to Statesville, Addison said.

When the owner arrived at Twin Lakes, the plane was not there. The flight should have taken about 15 minutes.

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



STATESVILLE, North Carolina (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A pilot was found dead at the site of a plane crash in Rowan County. Police said it's the same plane that disappeared shortly after taking off from a Statesville airport Monday morning. 

According to police, the plane departed to the Twin Lakes Airport in Davie County about 9 a.m. from the Statesville Regional Airport. The owner watched the plane depart, drove to Twin Lakes Airport to pick up the pilot and bring him back to Statesville. When the owner arrived the plane was not there, police said.

Around 7 p.m. Monday, the Woodleaf Fire Department said they were responding to a plane crash in western Rowan County. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The pilot was a church goer and well known, this is sad for the community. He was a professional pilot who flew planes for years," Deborah Horne said, with the Rowan County Fire Marshal's Office. 

Story and video ➤ http://www.fox46charlotte.com

Embraer Phenom 300, N330FX: Incident occurred April 22, 2019 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

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

Flight 330: Reported bird strike, returned and landed.

Flight Options LLC
Air Share LC
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Walts Aviation LLC
FracClean LLC
Nassau Holdings Inc
S & G I LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N330FX

Date: 22-APR-19
Time: 17:17:00Z
Regis#: N330FX
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB 505
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: FLIGHT OPTIONS LLC
Flight Number: 330
City: NAPLES
State: FLORIDA

Beech B300 Super King Air 350, N782AD: Incident occurred April 22, 2019 at Decatur Airport (KDEC), Macon County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Bird strike.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N782AD

Date: 22-APR-19
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N782AD
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON AVIATION
Aircraft Model: B300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: DECATUR
State: ILLINOIS

Bearhawk LSA, N289EH: Accident occurred April 22, 2019 at Topsail Airpark (01NC), Holly Ridge, Onslow County, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N289EH

Location: Holly Springs, NC
Accident Number: ERA19LA157
Date & Time: 04/22/2019, 1500 EDT
Registration: N289EH
Aircraft: BARROWS Bearhawk LSA
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On April 22, 2019, about 1500 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Bearhawk LSA, N289EH, sustained substantial damage after a collision with a powerline at the Holly Ridge Airport (N21), Holly Ridge, North Carolina. The private pilot received serious injuries. The airplane was privately owned and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, he was on a local flight and on final approach to his destination airport N21. As he approached the airport, he noticed a line of trees. After clearing the trees, he started his decent to runway 14. While on short final to land the airplane became entangled in the powerlines and collided with the ground. In a interview with the pilot, he stated that he knew of the powerlines but thought they may have been raised. He said that he had not checked the airport/facility directory (AFD), which noted the placement and height of the powerlines.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was intact and resting on its nose. The nose of the airplane was crushed aft and both wings displayed leading edge crush damage. He did not observe any anomalies with the flight controls.

Review of the airport's runways information revealed that the powerlines were located 50 ft from the runway 14 threshold, and were 60 ft-tall. Runway 14 had a displaced threshold with an approach slope ratio of 1:1 in order to clear the powerlines. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BARROWS
Registration: N289EH
Model/Series: Bearhawk LSA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KNCA, 26 ft msl
Observation Time: 1500 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fincastle, VA (VA04)
Destination: Holly Ridge, NC (N21)

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: 34.491111, -77.531111 (est)





ONSLOW COUNTY, North Carolina (WITN) - The pilot who crashed his experimental plane nose down into the ground is in fair condition this morning.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center confirmed that Robert Barrows is a patient.

Barrows owns the Bearhawk LSA that crashed Monday afternoon at the Holly Ridge/Topsail Island Airport around 3:00 p.m.

After the crash, the plane remained verticle with its nose in the ground.

The Highway Patrol says the pilot was the only person on board and that the aircraft clipped some power lines and crashed.

Barrows, who is from Fincastle, Virginia, was airlifted to the Wilmington hospital after the crash. Col. Chris Thomas with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the pilot had an apparent injury to his leg or foot.

The FAA is the lead agency investigating the mishap.

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Authorities responded to a plane crash in one Eastern Carolina county where one person was injured.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says it happened at the Holly Ridge/Topsail Island Airport around 3:00 p.m.

The nose of the single-engine plane struck the ground and the aircraft is still standing straight up.

Col. Chris Thomas says one person was injured.

The FAA says the pilot was the only person on board.

The Highway Patrol and the FAA are investigating the crash.

The plane is a self-built Bearhawk LSA built in 2012, according to FAA records. It is owned by a man from Fincastle, Virginia.

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

Delta Air Lines, Boeing 717-200: Incident occurred April 22, 2019 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), North Carolina

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

Delta Air Lines flight 1056: Sustained damage due to contact with a belt loader.

Date: 22-APR-19
Time: 15:49:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 712
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 1056
City: RALEIGH
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Envoy Air, Embraer ERJ-135: Incident occurred April 22, 2019 at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Envoy Air flight 3898: Experienced a bird strike.

Date: 22-APR-19
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E135
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY AIR
Flight Number: 3898
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

CubCrafters CC11-160, N7360P: Incident occurred April 21, 2019 - Gulf Shores, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Struck an aerial banner while flying along shoreline.

LK Aviation LLC

Date: 21-APR-19
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N7360P
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11 160
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: GULF SHORES
State: ALABAMA

Nose Over: Luscombe 8F Silvaire, N1866B; accident occurred April 20, 2019 in Bremen, Cullman County, Alabama

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Vestavia Hills, Alabama

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/N1866B


Location: Bremen, AL

Accident Number: GAA19CA224
Date & Time: 04/20/2019, 1630 CDT
Registration: N1866B
Aircraft: Luscombe 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a 2,400 ft long private, grass airstrip, he was concerned he would not clear the wires at the end of the runway, and aborted the takeoff. The airplane overran the departure end of the runway, crossed a road, and went through a barbed wire fence. Subsequently, the airplane come to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damaged to the left wing and wing lift strut.

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

About the time of the accident, the pilot estimated the wind was from 290° at 8 knots. The pilot was departing runway 18. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: 08/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/29/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 700 hours (Total, this make and model), 3500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N1866B
Model/Series: 8 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1948
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 6293
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/15/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5568.67 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C-90-12K
Registered Owner: Ronald J Morrison
Rated Power: 90 hp
Operator: Ronald J Morrison
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJFX, 483 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2135 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 249°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bremen, AL (PVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bremen, AL (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1415 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private Airport (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 564 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2400 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.983611, -87.059444 (est)

Piper PA-32R-301T, N9966G: Accident occurred June 01, 2019 and incident occurred April 21, 2019 at Marion County Regional Airport (KFLP), Flippin, 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/N9966G

Location: Flippin, AR
Accident Number: GAA19CA304
Date & Time: 06/01/2019, 2015 CDT
Registration: N9966G
Aircraft: Piper PA32R
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, three deer ran from right to left across the runway. He felt a hard strike on the inboard section of the right wing, observed a deer roll over the right wing, and felt a sensation of the right landing gear "hopped" as it ran over a second deer. The pilot was able to maintain control of the airplane and taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot and passenger had to egress through the rear baggage door due to damage to the cabin door.

After exiting the plane, the pilot noticed copious amounts of fuel pouring from the damaged wing.

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 this was the second deer strike the airplane experienced in the previous three weeks, and airport management was aware of the situation.

The Federal Aviation Administration Chart Supplement, South Central U.S. page for the accident airport, in part, stated:

"Wildlife on and [in vicinity of] airport."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 48, 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: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/28/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 916 hours (Total, all aircraft), 313 hours (Total, this make and model), 452 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N9966G
Model/Series: PA32R 301T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3257370
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1087 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TIO-540-AHIA
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KFLP, 719 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0156 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 53°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Flippin, AR (FLP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Flippin, AR (FLP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1910 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Marion County Rgnl (FLP)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 719 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.290833, -92.590278 (est)

April 21, 2019: Struck a deer on landing rollout.

Date: 21-APR-19
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N9966G
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 32R 301T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FLIPPIN
State: ARKANSAS

Nanchang CJ-6, registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight, N621JM: Accident occurred April 19, 2019 at Nevada County Airport (KGOO), Grass Valley, Nevada County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N621JM

Location: Grass Valley, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA117
Date & Time: 04/19/2019, 1340 PDT
Registration: N621JM
Aircraft: Nanchang CJ 6
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On April 19, 2019, about 1340 Pacific daylight time, a Nanchang CJ 6 airplane, N621JM, was substantially damaged when it nosed over following a runway excursion at the Nevada County Airport (GOO), Grass Valley, California. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The private pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight, which originated from Auburn, California, about 1300 with an intended destination of GOO.

The pilot reported that following an uneventful landing on runway 25, a 4,657 ft long and 75 ft wide asphalt runway, he extended his landing roll due to traffic on one of the taxiways. As the airplane neared the pilot's intended taxiway, he applied left rudder and lightly depressed the brake handle. About 30° into the left turn, the brakes failed, and the airplane exited the asphalt taxiway surface. Due to obstructions ahead, and the down sloping terrain, the pilot applied right rudder and engine power to realign the airplane with the runway. Shortly after, the airplane overran the departure end of the runway, and traveled downslope while airborne. The airplane then touched down and struck a dirt berm before it collided with a fence, nosed over and came to rest inverted.

Examination of the airplane by local law enforcement revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Nanchang
Registration: N621JM
Model/Series: CJ 6 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KGOO, 3153 ft msl
Observation Time: 1355 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Auburn, CA (AUN)
Destination: Grass Valley, CA (GOO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.223889, -121.013333











A plane with a faulty braking system sent an airplane and its two occupants over the end of the runway at the Nevada County Airport Friday afternoon.

Both the pilot and the passenger were conscious and able to walk away from the wreckage with minor injuries and were taken by ambulance as a precaution.

Reports of a plane that had gone off of the end of the runway came in at 1:33 p.m., according to Nevada County Sheriff’s Sergeant Rusty Green.

The aircraft had taken off earlier in the day from the Nevada County Airport and was returning to the runway when the incident occurred.

The plane — a 1989 Nanchang CJ-6 — is a Chinese-built aircraft that was introduced in 1958 and was used primarily as a trainer.

Due to the plane’s relatively low price and sturdy construction it is a popular aircraft among hobbyists. The plane’s braking system is powered by pneumatic, which may have failed during Friday’s crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the crash and must first give its clearance before the wreckage can be extracted, potentially with the help of a crane.

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