Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Landing Area Undershoot : De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Mk.III, N456SF; accident occurred May 03, 2019 in McCarthy, Alaska

View of right landing gear support damage.


View of left landing gear support damage.



Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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/N456SF

Location: McCarthy, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA251
Date & Time: 05/03/2019, 1630 AKD
Registration: N456SF
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC2
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, on approach to land on a private, gravel-covered airstrip, a dust cloud obscured three-quarters of the airstrip, but the approach end of the airstrip remained visible. He added that, during the approach, the airplane encountered wind shear, the main landing gear impacted terrain before the approach end of the airstrip, the airplane bounced, and came to rest nosed down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the landing gear box.

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

The pilot reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was variable from 060° to 120° at 20 knots gusting to 25 knots. The pilot landed the airplane to the east.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Airship
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/30/2018
Occupational Pilot:Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/01/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 31096 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5724 hours (Total, this make and model), 31096 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: De Havilland
Registration: N456SF
Model/Series: DHC2 III
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1683 TB51
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/14/2018, Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 21750.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT-6-27
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 680 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: Fejes Guide Service Ltd.
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 1250 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:  AKD
Direction from Accident Site: 323°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 20 knots / 25 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / Terrain-Induced
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / Unknown
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: McCarthy, AK (PVT)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Ultima Thule Lodge (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 1250 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 61.128611, -142.415278 (est)

Bellanca 7GCAA Citabria, registered to Hedge Hoppers LLC and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight, N7665S: Fatal accident occurred May 07, 2019 in Schlater, Leflore County, Mississippi

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
American Chanpion; Watertown, Wisconsin

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7665S

Location: Schlater, MS
Accident Number: CEN19FA138
Date & Time: 05/07/2019, 1945 CDT
Registration: N7665S
Aircraft: Champion 7GCAA
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 7, 2019, about 1945 central daylight time, a Champion 7GCAA airplane, N7665S, impacted terrain during a takeoff from a private airstrip near Schlater, Mississippi. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial wing and fuselage damage. The airplane was registered to Hedge Hoppers LLC and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating from the private airstrip at the time of the accident.

According to initial information from a witness at the airstrip, the airplane was departing to the north on the airstrip's north/south runway. The airplane lifted off the ground about 1,500 ft down the runway and flew about another 500 ft before it pitched up. The airplane was about 100 ft above the ground when it was observed in a left bank towards the west and it came around to the east. The airplane was not climbing, it had a slow sink, the nose broke down, and the airplane subsequently impacted terrain in a dive. He did not hear any anomalies in the engine sound.

The 27-year-old pilot held a Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot certificate with an airplane single-engine land rating. He held a second-class medical certificate dated March 7, 2019. The medical certificate was issued with no limitations. On the application for that medical certificate, the pilot reported that he had accumulated 250 hours of total flight time and 100 hours in the six months before the medical examination.

N7665S was a 1976 model Champion 7GCAA, production built, dual strutted high-wing airplane with serial number 331-76. The airplane was designed with a fabric covered steel-tube fuselage and a fabric covered wing. The airplane had fixed landing gear and could accommodate a pilot and a single passenger. The airplane had accumulated a total time of 2,300.8 hours at the last annual inspection dated May 2, 2018 and its tachometer indicated 1,040.0 hours. The engine was a Lycoming IO-320-E2A, serial number L-4984-55A, and it was overhauled on January 11, 2019 and mounted on the airplane with tachometer indication of 1,082.9 hours.

At 1953, the recorded weather at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport, near Greenwood, Mississippi, was: Wind calm, visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 23° C; dew point 19° C; altimeter 30.00 inches of mercury. According to a witness at the airstrip, there was a light wind from the south present at the time of the accident.

According to aerial images on Google maps, the prepared runway surface was about 1,700 ft long by about 18 ft wide. The runway orientation was about 359°.

The airplane came to rest on its nose on a heading about 100°, about 175 ft north of the runway's prepared surface on a grass overrun. A postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed that the engine was embedded in terrain and the outboard section of one propeller blade was visible. First responders cut through airframe items to include the aileron balance cable. The left aileron cable exhibited a separation with a broom straw appearance consistent with overload. All other flight control cables were traced back to the cockpit flight controls from their respective flight control surfaces. The front control stick and an attached section of its stick socket separated from its stick socket assembly. Both stick socket separation surfaces of the casting exhibited a dull grainy appearance consistent with overload. The ground under both wings leading edges exhibited depressions consistent with the structure and shape of the leading-edge structures. The fuel tanks contained a liquid consistent with fuel. No blighting was observed on the grass around the wings. The hour meter indicated 681.5 hours and the tachometer indicated 1,138.1 hours. No preimpact anomalies were found with the airframe that could be associated with a preexisting condition.

The Leflore County Coroner was requested to conduct an autopsy on the pilot and to take toxicological samples.

Due to adverse weather moving in the area during the postaccident examination, the recovery company was asked to recover the airframe and engine to a secured location where a subsequent detailed examination will be conducted on the engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N7665S
Model/Series: 7GCAA No Series
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: KGWO, 133 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Schlater, MS (Pvt)
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 33.626944, -90.374444

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. 


Gary Mark Bright, Jr.

Gary Mark Bright, Jr.,27, who resided in Greenwood, Mississippi, passed away May 7, 2019, in Schlater, Mississippi. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Monday, May13 at North Greenwood Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment is in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation is from 9-11 A.M. Monday in the church parlor. He is survived by his parents; Gary Mark Bright and Jo Cook Bright, his sister; Lauren Rebecca Bright all of Greenwood, his paternal grandmother Leah Steffen Bright, of Gore Springs, MS, his maternal grandmother Mavis Rebecca Cook  of Florence, SC, four aunts; Gail Bright Lamb, Ginger Cook Littleton (Larry) of Stone Mountain, GA, Cindy Cook Williams (David) of Birmingham, AL, and Tammy Cook Pierce (Mike) of Greenwood, MS, and an uncle; Robert Ellis Cook of Florence, SC.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather; Milton Byron Bright and his maternal grandfather; Fred Francis Cook, Jr.

Mark was born and raised in Greenwood and was a 2009 graduate of Pillow Academy. At an early age, Mark developed a love for soccer and attended Holmes Community College, where he was a member of the soccer team. Mark graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College.

Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities. Recently, his passion was flying and had just received his commercial pilot license. He was deeply committed to his job at D&T Farms.

Mark rarely met a stranger, had many friends and was loved by all. Those who knew Mark lost a shining light in their life.

Pallbearers will be Tucker Arnold, Tyler Chamblee, Michael Fancher, Austin Howell, James Morgan, Cody Oxner, Boyd Patterson and Elliott Thornburg.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Justin Bright, Reed Hargrove, Parker Harris, Michael Huoni, Gage Long, James Howard Lott, Clayton Martin, Jackson Pannell, Ellis Rustom and Brewer Upshaw.

Memorials can be made to Leflore Humane Society.

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


Gary Mark Bright, Jr.



Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders identified the victim Mark Bright, who she said was the pilot of the small plane. 

Update 05/07/19 10 p.m.

Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders confirmed one man has died following the small plane crash. 

The call came into the Leflore County Sheriff's Department at 7:44 p.m. Investigators are still on the scene at Schlater Flying Service, located on County Road 112. 

LEFLORE COUNTY, Mississippi  - A small plane crashed in Leflore County Tuesday night, according to Leflore County officials and Grenada County Sheriff Alton Strider. 

We're told the plane went down in Schlater, which is near Tallahatchie County.

Deputies are on the scene of the crash.

Grenada County officials said they received a distressed call five miles from the county airport which could have been from the small plane that crashed in Leflore County.

Strider said they are checking to make sure there wasn’t a crash in their county.

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

AĆ©rospatiale AS 350B, C-GTNV: Accident occurred March 31, 2019 in Coldfoot, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Location: Coldfoot, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA252
Date & Time: 03/31/2019, 1459 AKD
Registration: C-GTNV
Aircraft: Aerospatiale AS350
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Other Work Use 

The chief pilot reported that the helicopter pilot reported that, during a caribou capture flight, while attempting to net a calf, he got within shooting range for the net gun but the calf suddenly "broke right" and he turned to follow. While turning, the pilot thought the shot would not be possible and that he should set up for another run, but the gunner fired. The pilot heard a "bang", followed by a strong vibration. The pilot landed the helicopter without further incident.

Postaccident, the pilot examined the main rotor blades and observed substantial damage to one of main rotor blades, which he assumed was from a net weight.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial; Foreign
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/24/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/19/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 10866 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3964 hours (Total, this make and model), 9880 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 77 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aerospatiale
Registration: C-GTNV
Model/Series: AS350 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:  Normal
Serial Number: 1655
Landing Gear Type: High Skid
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/01/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4961 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Shaft
Airframe Total Time: 11784.8 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Turbomeca
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: Arriel 1D1
Registered Owner: Trans North Turbo Air Limited
Rated Power: 732 hp
Operator: Trans North Turbo Air Limited
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133); Foreign Air Carrier (129) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  15 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C / -10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Coldfoot, AK (CXF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Coldfoot, AK (CXF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 67.213889, -149.810556 (est)

Cessna 188B, N9292G: Incident occurred May 07, 2019 in Hartville, Wright County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft clipped power lines.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9292G 

Date: 07-MAY-19
Time: 22:50:00Z
Regis#: N9292G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C188
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 137
City: HARTVILLE
State: MISSOURI

Flight Design CTLS, registered to and operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, N423EB: Accident occurred May 07, 2019 near Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada
Austrian Safety Investigation Authority; FN
Rotech Flight Safety; Vernon, FN

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N423EB

Location: Boulder City, NV
Accident Number: WPR19LA141
Date & Time: 05/07/2019, 1600 PDT
Registration: N423EB
Aircraft: Flight Design CTLS
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 7, 2019, about 1600 Pacific daylight time, a Flight Design CTLS, N423EB, was substantially damaged during a go-around attempt at Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU), Boulder City, Nevada. The private pilot was seriously injured and the passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a personal flight, conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight.

The pilot was hospitalized after the accident and unavailable for an interview. According to a witness who observed the accident from about halfway down the runway, the winds were gusty at the time of the accident, but favored runway 15. The airplane caught his attention during its approach to the runway as it appeared to be excessively fast and high for its position on the final approach leg of the airport traffic pattern. As the airplane descended to the runway surface, it initially floated over the runway at the 1,000 ft for about 1,700 feet near the runway 09/27 intersection. At this point, the airplane appeared to initiate a go-around maneuver as the engine power increased and the airplane began a climb. After it reached about 200 ft above ground level near the end of runway 15, the airplane entered a nose high attitude, which was immediately followed by a nose down dive in a slight left turn. The airplane impacted terrain beyond airport property.

A review of photographs furnished by the operator revealed substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Flight Design
Registration: N423EB
Model/Series: CTLS Undesignated
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: KBVU, 2202 ft msl
Observation Time: 1555 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.936389, -114.854444





LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A plane has crashed near Boulder City Municipal Airport.

According to Boulder City Public Information Officer Lisa LaPlante, the plane went down near the airport Tuesday afternoon.

The Flight Design CTLS is registered to Henderson resident Miguel S. Giacaman. The flight took off from Boulder City Municipal Airport 15 minutes before the crash.

Footage of the crash site shows the tail of the airplane broke off.

One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It's not clear if anybody else was on the plane.

Story and video ➤ https://news3lv.com

Cessna 172N Skyhawk II, N734DX: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 at Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN), Placer County, California

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

Citabria Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N734DX

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA247
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 06, 2019 in Auburn, CA
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N734DX

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

Veered off the runway and flipped upside down.

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N734DX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AUBURN
State: CALIFORNIA




A single-engine plane flipped over near the runway at Auburn Municipal Airport on Monday, and the plane’s pilot walked away, authorities said, suffering only minor injuries in the crash.

Several agencies responded to a plane crash at the airport before 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to Facebook posts by the Auburn Police Department and Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit.

The small plane’s only occupant, its pilot, was released from the scene with minor injuries, Cal Fire said in a statement.

A report by the Federal Aviation Administration says the involved plane was a Cessna 172, which “veered off the runway and flipped upside down” during landing.

The pilot has not been identified.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://amp.sacbee.com






AUBURN, Calif — Emergency crews were called out to the scene of a small plane crash at the Auburn Municipal Airport, Monday afternoon.

The pilot was “on touch-and-go” landing after his plane stalled, according to Auburn Airport Operations Officer Walk Wilson. The small, single-engine aircraft came down and rolled over on its top before finally coming to a stop in the grass near the tarmac.

The pilot, who has not yet been identified, only suffered a minor injury in the crash, according to CAL FIRE.

The airport is closed to aircraft while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts an investigation into the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.abc10.com

Piper PA-28-161, N371DC: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

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

Struck a fuel truck.

FlightSafety International Inc

https://registry.faa.gov

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 15:44:00Z
Regis#: N371DC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 161
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: NAPLES
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-181, N335MK: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 in Pemberton, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Made emergency landing in a field.

North Star Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N335MK

Date: 07-MAY-19
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N335MK
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: PEMBERTON
State: MINNESOTA

Beech A36 Bonanza, N1974D: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Buncombe County, North Carolina

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

Gear collapsed.

PHM Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1974D

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N1974D
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ASHVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Sky Dollars Flying Horse, N679PB: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 near Wiley Post Airport (KPWA), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City

Force landed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N679PB

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 19:48:00Z
Regis#: N679PB
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: FLYING HORSE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA



OKLAHOMA CITY — A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing Monday afternoon near Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City, officials said.

A single-engine plane landed in a grassy area in the 8200 block of Silver Crossing, near the intersection of West Wilshire Boulevard and North Council Road.

Authorities said the pilot made the emergency landing after the plane experienced a mechanical failure before reaching the airport.

The pilot was not injured, fire officials said.

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



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters say the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing along a roadway when the aircraft had mechanical problems heading to an airport.

Fire Captain David Macy said the pilot was trying to land the single-propeller plane at Wiley Post Airport just before 3 p.m. Monday when the engine quit working. The man flying the plane brought it down on the side of a road just north of the airport and skipped a few times into a field . He was the only person in the plane and was not hurt.

Macy said the pilot would have landed on the road that is mostly surrounded by fields and a nearby strip of businesses, but he avoided that because cars were driving on it.

Story and video ➤ https://okcfox.com







A pilot made an emergency landing when the engine stalled in northwest Oklahoma City en route to Wiley Post Airport, firefighters reported.

No one aboard the single-propeller airplane was injured about 2:50 p.m. as the pilot landed safely at Wiley Post Airport, 8400 Silver Crossing. The pilot thought he ran out of fuel, but the problem could have been a mechanical failure, said fire Capt. David Macy.

The pilot landed just south of the runway, Macy said. Police are keeping motorists out of the area.

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

Cessna 206 Stationair, N863DR: Incident occurred May 06, 2019 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE), South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Damage from piece of metal on aircraft, possibly from newly installed tires.

Five Up Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/863DR

Date: 06-MAY-19
Time: 20:50:00Z
Regis#: N863DR
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: T206H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBIA
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Loss of Control in Flight: Bell 47G-2, N5990; accident occurred May 06, 2019 at Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO), Denton County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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/N5990


Location: Denton, TX

Accident Number: GAA19CA250
Date & Time: 05/06/2019, 1020 CDT
Registration: N5990
Aircraft: BELL 47G
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student helicopter pilot reported that he hovered to the parking pad and landed with the nose of the helicopter facing north. The skid placement on the parking pad was incorrect, and the instructor directed the student to reposition the helicopter about 3ft to the left. The student brought the helicopter to a hover and repositioned the helicopter 3ft to the left.

However, before the student established a descent and landed, the helicopter encountered a tailwind gust. The nose pitched down, the rotor rpm decreased, and the helicopter traveled about 75ft forward. The skids contacted the ground hard, and the helicopter came to an abrupt stop, upright and facing downslope. The main rotor blades struck the tail rotor drive shaft and the tailboom. The tail rotor gear box and the tail rotor separated from the helicopter.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail rotor drive system, the tailboom, and the main rotor blades.

The airport's Meteorological Aerodrome Report, about the time of the accident, reported that the wind was from 180° at 15 knots, and the cloud layer was broken at 800ft. The predominant wind about 30 minutes prior to the accident was from 170° at 13 knots. One-hour prior, the wind was from 160 at 09 knots.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/15/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 24 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model), 24 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Flight Engineer
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/30/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/07/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 30000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 200 hours (Total, this make and model), 25000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELL
Registration: N5990
Model/Series: 47G 2
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2396
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/07/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3360.1 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: VO-435-A1
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 270 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: KDTO, 642 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1528 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 348°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: DENTON, TX (DTO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: DENTON, TX (DTO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0900 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Denton Enterprise (DTO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 642 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used:N/A 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.202222, -97.198056 (est)