Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Champion 7GCAA Citabria, N7665S; fatal accident occurred May 07, 2019 in Schlater, Leflore County, Mississippi




























Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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 Champion; Watertown, Wisconsin

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Schlater, Mississippi 
Accident Number: CEN19FA138
Date & Time: May 6, 2019, 19:45 Local
Registration: N7665S
Aircraft: Champion 7GCAA 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot was departing from a private airstrip with a light tailwind present. A witness at the airstrip saw the airplane lift off the ground, northbound, about 1,500 ft down the runway; the airplane flew another 500 ft before it pitched up. The airplane was about 100 ft above the ground and not climbing when it banked left and then turned right. The airplane nose pitched down and the airplane entered a dive and subsequently impacted terrain.

The airplane came to rest on its nose and its engine was embedded in terrain. Examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any preimpact anomalies that would have precluded control of the airplane.

Given the available information, it is likely that the pilot failed to maintain the proper airspeed during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in the exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and the airplane experiencing an aerodynamic stall at too low of an altitude to recover. Investigators were not able to determine why the airplane was on the ground for 1,500 ft before it rotated and took off.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain the proper airspeed during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and a stall.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Environmental issues Tailwind - Contributed to outcome
Aircraft Airspeed - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Angle of attack - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Aerodynamic stall/spin (Defining event)
Uncontrolled descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

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 pilot was fatally injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was operated 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 a witness, the airplane was departing from the private airstrip to the north when the accident occurred. 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 banked left and turned toward the west and then turned toward to the east. The airplane was not climbing, it had a slow sink, the nose pitched down, and the airplane subsequently impacted terrain in a dive. The witness did not hear any anomalies in the engine sound. According to the witness, there was a light wind from the south at the time of the accident.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 27,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 7, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 250 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N7665S
Model/Series: 7GCAA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 331-76
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: May 2, 2018 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2300.8 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-320-E2A
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGWO,133 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 19:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 119°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Schlater, MS (Pvt) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Private Pvt
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 125 ft msl 
Runway Surface
Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1700 ft / 18 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 33.626945,-90.374443

The airplane came to rest on its nose on a heading of about 100° on a grass overrun about 175 ft north of the runway's prepared surface. The engine was embedded in terrain, and the outboard section of one propeller blade was visible. 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 exhibited a dull grainy appearance consistent with overload. The ground under both wings' leading edges exhibited depressions consistent with the structure and shape. 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 wreckage was recovered to a storage facility. The engine was subsequently removed from its airframe mount and the propeller was removed from its flange. The engine crankshaft was rotated by turning the crankshaft propeller flange, and continuity of the crankshaft to the rear gears and valve train was confirmed. Compression and suction were observed from all four cylinders. The interior of the cylinders was observed using a lighted borescope and no damage was noted other than water and corrosion debris. The fuel injector servo was fractured across its throttle bore and was separated from the engine. The throttle and mixture control cables remained attached to their respective control arms on the servo. The servo was disassembled. No debris was found in the fuel injector servo fuel inlet screen. Liquid consistent with the smell of aviation gasoline drained from the servo during disassembly. The fuel distribution valve was disassembled and no damage to its rubber diaphragm was noted. The fuel injector lines were secure, and the two-piece fuel injector nozzles were unobstructed. The pumping segment of the engine driven fuel pump was separated from its mounting base. The pumping segment was disassembled, and no damage was noted to its rubber diaphragms or internal check valves. Liquid consistent with the smell of aviation gasoline drained from the pump as it was disassembled.

The left magneto was removed, and it produced spark from all its ignition towers in correct sequence when it was rotated using an electric drill. The right magneto was removed, and it produced no spark from its ignition towers when rotated using an electric drill. The right magneto was disassembled, and corrosion was noted on the contact surfaces of the ignition points. The magneto's internal parts did not exhibit any preimpact anomalies. The Nos. 1, 2, and 4 top spark plugs and the No. 4 bottom spark plug exhibited dark gray coloration and normal worn condition. The electrode wells of the No. 3 top and all bottom spark plugs contained corrosion debris. The electrode wells of the Nos. 2 and 3 bottom spark plugs contained oily liquid. The No. 2 bottom spark plug was impact damaged. Oily liquid was observed in the engine. The oil suction screen was not examined. However, there was no debris observed in the oil filter media when its can was cut open. The oil cooler and parts of its associated plumbing exhibited impact damage. The electric fuel pump was operational when electric power was applied.

There were no preimpact mechanical anomalies detected with the engine or the airframe that would have precluded normal operations.

Medical and Pathological Information

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Forensic Sciences Laboratory performed toxicology testing on specimens from the pilot for a variety of substances. None were detected. 

The remains of the pilot were recovered and sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab, to have an autopsy completed. As of the date of this publication no autopsy report was available. An evaluation of the circumstances of the accident, toxicological testing results, and a review of the pilot's medical history as recorded by the FAA was completed by an National Transportation Safety Board medical officer. The review found no evidence of a medical condition or use of a substance by the pilot which would have contributed to this accident.

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

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




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

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

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

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 

Analysis

The chief pilot reported that the helicopter pilot told him that, while attempting to net a calf during a caribou capture flight, he got within shooting range for the net gun, but the calf suddenly "broke right." He then turned the helicopter to follow the calf, and 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.

The pilot reported that postaccident examination revealed that one of the main rotor blades had sustained substantial damage, 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.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The gunner's improper net gun firing, which resulted in a net weight impacting the rotor blades.

Findings

Personnel issues Incorrect action performance - Not specified
Environmental issues (general) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering-low-alt flying Miscellaneous/other (Defining event)

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, N423EB: Accident occurred May 07, 2019 near Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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


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

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 172N Skyhawk II, N734DX; accident occurred May 06, 2019 at Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN), Placer County, California






Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Auburn, California 
Accident Number: GAA19CA247
Date & Time: May 6, 2019, 13:10 Local
Registration: N734DX
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The solo student pilot reported that he simulated a power-off emergency landing with a 180º turn to the runway and then trimmed the elevator "fully nose up" and added full flaps. Before touchdown, the airplane drifted right of centerline, and he had "difficulty correcting and maintaining control" of the airplane, so he initiated a go-around. The student added that, subsequently, he "retracted [the] flaps entirely," and the airplane "fell [about 10 ft] to the ground," the nosewheel impacted terrain, and the airplane then nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and empennage.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper retraction of the flaps during a go-around and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. 

Findings

Aircraft Pitch control - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Configuration - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Angle of attack - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Student/instructed pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Simulated/training event
Landing Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Landing Aerodynamic stall/spin
Landing Abnormal runway contact
Landing Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Landing Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
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: August 1, 2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 106 hours (Total, all aircraft), 103 hours (Total, this make and model), 34 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N734DX
Model/Series: 172 N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Restricted (Special) 
Serial Number: 17268784
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 29, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8252.6 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAUN,1531 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 317°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Auburn, CA (AUN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Auburn, CA (AUN) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 12:30 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Auburn Muni AUN
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1538 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3700 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Go around;Simulated forced landing;Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.954723,-121.081665(est)



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.

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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.

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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.

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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