Tuesday, May 21, 2019

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, N67667: Fatal accident occurred May 20, 2019 off the coast of Metlakatla, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, Alaska
Taquan Air; Ketchikan, Alaska 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N67667



Location: Metlakatla, AK
Accident Number: ANC19FA019
Date & Time: 05/20/2019, 1556 AKD
Registration: N67667
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC 2
Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Scheduled 

On May 20, 2019, about 1556 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 (Beaver) airplane, N67667, overturned and partially sank during a landing in Metlakatla Harbor, Metlakatla, Alaska. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Blue Aircraft, LLC and operated by Venture Travel, LLC, dba Taquan Air, Ketchikan, Alaska, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a scheduled commuter flight. Company flight following procedures were in effect and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated from the Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base (5KE), Ketchikan, about 1540 as Flight 20, and was destined for the Metlakatla Seaplane Base (MTM) in Metlakatla.

According to company dispatch documents, Flight 20 was a scheduled flight with one passenger, U.S. mail, freight and packages destined for Metlakatla, which is a community on Annette Island about 16 miles southeast of Ketchikan.

A preliminary review of archived Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control track data revealed that after departure from Ketchikan, the flight traveled southeast over an area known as the Tongass Narrows, then south to Metlakatla Harbor. The end of the flight track indicated a right turn to a westward track in the southern portion of the harbor.

Three eyewitnesses provided statements to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC). All three witnesses reported that the airplane made a normal approach to the water, in a westerly direction.

Two of the witnesses awaiting the arrival of Flight 20, stated that before touchdown on the surface of the water, the wings rocked to the left, and then to the right. One of the witnesses observed the right wing strike the surface of the water, and the airplane nosed over rapidly. After the airplane nosed over, the cockpit and cabin partially sank. The third witness, who was in a fishing vessel north of the accident site, said that as he watched the airplane land, he observed the right float "dig into the water" and then the airplane nosed over.

One of the witnesses photographed the approach, initial touch down, and post-accident events. Refer to figures 1 and 2.

Figure 1. N67667 landing during the accident sequence.
 (Photograph compliments of Nicholas King)

Figure 2. N67667 after the accident. 
(Photograph compliments of Nicholas King)

Two boats in the area immediately responded, followed by a Metlakatla Police vessel with volunteer emergency medical technicians (EMTs) onboard. According to statements provided by the first responders, the airplane's empennage was hoisted slightly out of the water by the fishing vessel, and good Samaritans together with the EMTs removed airplane seats, mail, packages and cargo netting. The occupants were removed from the airplane and transported to the Annette Island Health Center where they were declared deceased.

On May 21, during the NTSB IIC's on scene examination of the wreckage, it was revealed that the right wing and right lift strut separated from the fuselage in a rearward direction. Witnesses stated that the right wing and strut sank, as well as the passenger's seat after removal, and those components remain missing. All other major aircraft components were intact and accounted for. Several avionics components were subsequently recovered from the wreckage and sent to the NTSB Vehicle Recorders Laboratory in Washington, D.C. for further examination.

According to Taquan Air management personnel, the accident pilot was a new seasonal pilot hired for the 2019 season, and he held a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single-engine land, single-engine sea, and instrument airplane ratings. According to the operator, when the pilot started company orientation on April 22, he had a total of 1,606 flight hours, of which 5 hours were in float-equipped airplanes. He completed the company CFR Part 135.293 and 135.299 check rides in a float-equipped DHC-2 on May 3, and he completed CFR Part 135.244 initial operation experience requirements on May 11, 2019.

The closest weather reporting facility is located at the Annette Island Airport (PANT), about 6 miles south of the accident site. At 1553 an aviation routine weather report (METAR) reported wind from 160° at 10 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, ceiling and cloud cover clear, temperature 55° F, dew point 48° F, and altimeter 29.71 inches of mercury. Witnesses near the accident site stated that the wind conditions were from the southeast, from the direction of Purple Mountain, at 13 to 15 mph, and that the water conditions were less than choppy.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: De Havilland
Registration: N67667
Model/Series: DHC 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Venture Travel, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commercial Air Tour (136); Commuter Air Carrier (135); On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: Taquan Air
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PANT, 109 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.71 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Ketchikan, AK (5KE)
Destination: Metlakatla, AK (MTM) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  55.131667, -131.570556 (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.

Sarah Luna

Ron Rash



ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The day after a deadly plane crash near Metlakatla details about the two people on board who were killed are being released.

The Taquan Air Beaver airplane with a pilot and passenger on board crashed at about 4 p.m Monday afternoon. Taquan Air is the operator of one of two planes that collided near Ketchikan last week, killing six people between the 16 on board both planes.

This is the second Taquan Air crash in just over one week.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium confirmed that Sarah Luna, a 31-year-old epidemiologist, died in the Metlakatla crash and the police department in Metlakatla says the pilot was Ron Rash, 51, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Officials say Luna was working on behalf of ANTHC, for about a year, as part of the diabetes team on her way to the small village near Ketchikan.

"Our most sincere condolences go out to Sarah's family and colleagues and we send our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time," ANTHC wrote in a statement.

ANTHC thanked the community and the first responders for their help.

"Sarah joined the ANTHC family nearly a year ago as a Senior Epidemiologist in the Liver Disease & Hepatitis Program. As a person who was truly committed to improving the health and well-being of Alaska Native people, she was an up and coming research professional. Sarah embodied the characteristics most valuable to our team, as a person committed to improving the health and well-being of Alaska Native people," ANTHC wrote.

Luna had recently purchased a home on the lower Hillside in Anchorage. Peonies line the walkway. A woman who answered the door declined to talk.

The National Transportation Safety Board says several family members are flying to Anchorage.

Meanwhile, Taquan flights have been suspended. The company's public relations firm referred all questions to the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

"As you can imagine the past 24 hours have been incredibly overwhelming and we are reeling from not only the incident yesterday, but also from last week. It’s been a really heavy and heartbreaking time for us. Our priority has been our passengers and their families and our internal staff, and pilots," the company posted on its website. "We have voluntarily suspended all of our operations until further notice. We are grateful for your patience and the outpouring of community support and we will update you as soon as we have more information to share."

According to a Facebook page that appears to be Luna's, this was her first float plane ride. Luna also lived and worked in Rwanda at one point and appears to have had several friends who were pilots in Alaska.

"If Alaska were the size of a piece of paper, the amount accessible by roads would be the size of a postage stamp. Planes big and small are essential here, which means pilots are too," Luna wrote on Facebook.

The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference about the crash Tuesday afternoon.

"We also offer our sympathies to the staff of Taquan Air. The losses this organization has faced in the past week have been devastating. We stand with Taquan Air, in appreciation of all this company does for South East Alaska in general, and Metlakatla in particular," Mayor Karl Cook of Metlakatla Indian Community wrote in a statement posted on Facebook.

The NTSB is required to investigate fatal aircraft incidents. Generally, it will release a preliminary report within a few days, and that will then be replaced with a final description of the crash and its probable cause, if determined.

"It is way too early draw any conclusions," Clint Johnson, the director of the NTSB's Alaska office, said. He said the agency is, "very much in the early stages in the accident investigation."

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



The leadership and staff of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium extends our condolences to the family and loved ones of Sarah Luna and the pilot who perished in yesterday’s tragic accident. We send our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time to the families of all involved, as well as the people of Metlakatla.

Sarah was traveling to Metlakatla to see patients at Annette Island Service Unit with other ANTHC staff. Sarah joined the ANTHC family nearly a year ago as a Senior Epidemiologist in the Liver Disease & Hepatitis Program. She was an up and coming research professional, who embodied the characteristics most valuable to our team and was truly committed to improving the health and well-being of Alaska Native people. This is a devastating personal loss for many of our staff and partners.

We thank the people of Metlakatla Indian Community as well as the Metlakatla Volunteer Fire Department, the Metlakatla Police Department and the many, many community volunteers who responded to the accident and took heroic efforts in an attempt to save the passengers. We thank those who continue to care for our other staff in the community during this difficult time. We also extend our thanks to Guardian Flight and the U.S. Coast Guard for sending aid and support to the scene.

On behalf of everyone at ANTHC,
Andy Teuber, ANTHC Chairman and President



ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - National Transportation Safety Board officials appeared in a press conference Tuesday afternoon following the fatal floatplane crash that killed two in Metlakatla on Monday.

“There were lots of players involved in the rescue attempt,” said Clint Johnson of the NTSB. About an hour-and a-half after the crash, the two deaths were confirmed, he said.

Johnson also said an NTSB investigator has met with the top management of Taquan Air, the company that owned the plane involved. The investigator then headed straight to the scene to begin on-site research. She is in the process of interviewing witnesses.

“Witnesses watched the airplane landing to the west,” Johnson said, “and there was a wind - about 10 knots - and sometime during the touchdown, a float got caught. The aircraft then cartwheeled and landed inverted. It eventually came to rest upside down.

“The folks who saw the incident are shaken up,” Johnson said.

The right wing was severed in the crash and is missing at this point, but other wreckage has been accounted for; a barge is in Metlakatla to take the plane back to Ketchikan, where most of the detailed documentation will take place. The investigative team will also be meeting with top management personnel, looking at qualifications and others to figure out why the flight may have gone down.

After the agency immediately launched the primary investigation into the crash - as required by law - it also launched a secondary investigation into Taquan Air after the fatal crash in Metlakatla, which happened just a week after a plane operated by the same company was involved in a mid-air collision that killed six near Ketchikan.

NTSB officials launched an investigation into Taquan Air over that fatal flight, as well. The investigations are all being done separately, according to agency officials. All are "very much in the early stages," the NTSB said before Tuesday's press conference.

Preliminary reports are expected to be released in the next few days.

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



ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A Taquan Air Beaver airplane with a pilot and passenger on board crashed in Metlakatla at about 4 p.m. on Monday according to Deanna Thomas, the spokesperson for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Both people died, and the circumstances of the crash were not immediately available. One of the victims was identified by her employer Tuesday as an epidemiologist.

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release a statement about the crash Tuesday afternoon.

The NTSB director for Alaska said the agency had received word of the incident at about 4:30 p.m. An investigator was on her way to Metlakatla Monday, the NTSB's Clint Johnson said, as part of its follow-up to the crash.

"Very, very preliminary information here," Johnson said. "We're hoping to have a little bit more clarity right after this tragic accident, hopefully by mid-day tomorrow."

Johnson said two investigations were launched: One into the fatal crash itself, and another into Taquan Air. The investigations launched Monday, he said, will remain - on the NTSB's end - completely separate from any investigations into the fatal Ketchikan-area crash that happened a week ago.

"It is way too early draw any conclusions," Johnson said. "Very much in the early stages in the accident investigation."

The NTSB is required to investigate fatal aircraft incidents. Generally, it will release a preliminary report within a few days, and that will then be replaced with a final description of the crash and its probable cause if determined.

The Coast Guard had sent a helicopter from Air Station Sitka and a response boat from Ketchikan to try to rescue the plane's occupants, but a Coast Guard spokesperson said Metlakatla Police, Good Samaritans, emergency medical services and Troopers had all responded.

Thomas, with the Borough, said a seining boat was the first to reach the scene of the crash. A Good Samaritan boat towed the plane to shore until it could be secured.

Taquan Air is the operator of one of two planes that collided near Ketchikan last week, killing six people between the 16 on board both planes. A public relations spokesperson hired by the company reached Monday evening said he didn't have any further information at the time.

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

Sikorsky S-76D, N761AF: Accident occurred May 16, 2019 at Morrilton Municipal Airport (KBDQ), Conway County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N761AF

Location: Morrilton, AR
Accident Number: CEN19LA146
Date & Time: 05/16/2019, 1830 CDT
Registration: N761AF
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S76
Injuries: 6 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled - Air Medical (Unspecified)

On May 15, 2019, about 1830 central daylight time, a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter, N761AF, experienced indications of smoke in the aft baggage compartment and completed an emergency landing at Morrilton Municipal Airport (BDQ) in Morrilton, Arkansas. The pilot, two crewmembers, and 3 passengers were not injured. The helicopter received substantial damage to the rotor drive shaft. The helicopter was operated by Arkansas Children's Hospital as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 on-demand air taxi. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed and VFR flight following was requested for the flight that originated at ACH Springdale Heliport (14AR) in Springdale, Arkansas, with an intended destination of Arkansas Children's Hospital Heliport (AR62) Little Rock, Arkansas.

The pilot reported that 43 minutes into the flight he experienced fumes in the cockpit. He turned the environmental control system off and immediately reduced altitude. Within seconds, he received visual and aural warnings of smoke within the aft baggage compartment. He initiated an emergency descent into BDQ, declaring an emergency with air traffic. He alerted the Arkansas Children's Hospital communications center of the situation and landed at BDQ without further incident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SIKORSKY
Registration: N761AF
Model/Series: S76
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Arkansas Children's Hospital
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None
Latitude, Longitude: 

Mooney M20R Ovation 2, N194DJ: Incident occurred May 20, 2019 at Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV), Alachua County, Florida

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed after landing on runway 11.

Poly Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N194DJ

Date: 20-MAY-19
Time: 21:08:00Z
Regis#: N194DJ
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GAINESVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-181, N4166Z: Incident occurred May 18, 2019 in Alabaster, Shelby County, Alabama

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

Made a hard landing in a field.

Vagabond Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4166Z

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 16:37:00Z
Regis#: N4166Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALABASTER
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-28-180, N8377W: Incident occurred May 18, 2019 at Ernest A. Love Field Airport (KPRC), Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

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

Prop strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8377W

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N8377W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N952SC: Incident occurred May 18, 2019 at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Veered off the runway and damaged a runway light.

Mike Charlie Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N952SC

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 17:02:00Z
Regis#: N952SC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172S
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: SCOTTSDALE
State: ARIZONA

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Ayers S2R-600, N5675X, accident occurred May 17, 2019 at Stuttgart Municipal Airport (KSGT), Arkansas County, 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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5675X


Location: Stuttgart, AR
Accident Number: GAA19CA271
Date & Time: 05/17/2019, 1330 CDT
Registration: N5675X
Aircraft: Ayres S 2R
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

The pilot of the agricultural application airplane reported that, while turning after finishing a fertilizer run, the "wind was under the wing pushing [him]." He tried to "pull the aircraft out of the turn", but the airplane aerodynamically stalled. He returned the stick to neutral, and while regaining control, the left main landing gear and wing tip struck the ground, which caused the landing gear to bend underneath the wing. The airplane bounced back into the air and the pilot decided to return to the departure airport. During landing on an abandoned runway, he attempted to keep the left main landing gear off the ground as long as possible, until the left wing impacted the ground and the airplane exited the runway to the left.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 26, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/24/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/01/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 540.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14 hours (Total, this make and model), 462.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ayres
Registration: N5675X
Model/Series: S 2R Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 2402R
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:1 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/22/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8586.44 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: R1340-AN1
Registered Owner: Farmers Aerial Seeders
Rated Power: 600 hp
Operator: Farmers Aerial Seeders
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SGT, 223 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 291°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 17 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Stuttgart, AR (SGT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Stuttgart, AR (SGT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1310 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Stuttgart Municipal Carl Humph (SGT)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 224 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
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:  34.597500, -91.575000 (est)

Douglas DC-3C, N62CC: Incident occurred May 17, 2019 at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC), New Haven County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Veered off the runway.

Mission Boston D-Day LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N62CC

Date: 17-MAY-19
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N62CC
Aircraft Make: DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: DC3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXFORD
State: CONNECTICUT

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N5273R: Incident occurred May 18, 2019 at Manassas Regional Airport (KHEF), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aviation Adventures flight 111: Veered off the runway and damaged runway edge lights.

Hot Coffee Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5273R

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 15:41:00Z
Regis#: N5273R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: AVIATION ADVENTURES
Flight Number: 111
City: WASHINGTON
State: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N4861P: Accident occurred May 17, 2019 in Yankeetown, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4861P

Location: Yankeetown, FL
Accident Number: CEN19LA147
Date & Time: 05/17/2019, 1515 EDT
Registration: N4861P
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On May 17, 2019, about 1515 eastern daylight time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N4861P, ditched in the Gulf of Mexico after a loss of electrical power and engine power near Yankeetown, Florida. The private pilot sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was owned by the pilot and operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The cross-country flight departed Sebastian Municipal Airport (X26), Sebastian, Florida, at 1330, and was destined for De Funiak Springs Airport (54J), De Funiak Springs, Florida.

The pilot reported that before the flight he verified the fuel quantity in each fuel tank with a calibrated dip tube and that the left and right fuel tanks contained about 30 gallons and 40 gallons, respectively. The pilot reported that he noted no anomalies with the airplane or the engine during his preflight check or before-takeoff engine runup. The pilot completed a normal takeoff, retracted flaps and the landing gear, and reduced engine power to 21 inches-of-manifold pressure and 2,400 rpm. The pilot also leaned the fuel mixture to yield a turbo inlet temperature of 1,300° Fahrenheit while at a cruise altitude of 2,500 ft mean sea level (msl).

About 1 hour into the flight, the pilot switched from the right fuel tank to the left fuel tank. The pilot stated that about 1 hour 45 minutes into the fight the airplane experienced a total loss of electrical power over the Gulf of Mexico at 2,500 ft msl. The pilot cycled the master power/alternator switch and verified that there were no tripped circuit breakers. The pilot was unable to restore electrical power and turned toward Crystal River Airport (CGC) for a precautionary landing. The pilot manually extended the landing gear using the emergency hand pump; however, because there was no electrical power, the down-and-locked green indicator light did not illuminate. The pilot reported that the engine continued to run normally after he selected the right fuel tank, increased fuel mixture to full rich, and selected maximum propeller speed. However, the airplane had a total loss of engine power about 1-2 minutes after he extended the landing gear. The pilot noted that the loss of engine power was sudden and without any warning.

The pilot stated that the propeller continued to windmill after the loss of engine power, but he did not switch back to the left fuel tank or attempt to restart the engine. The pilot ditched the airplane in the Gulf of Mexico about 5 miles offshore. The airplane initially stayed afloat after the ditching, but the fuselage eventually took on water and was partially submerged within 15 minutes. The airplane was not equipped with a life raft or life preservers. After the airplane had become submerged, the pilot was unable to swim fast enough to keep up with the drifting airplane. The pilot drifted and swam with the current and tide for over 11 hours until he came ashore an unpopulated barrier island around 0300 the following morning. The pilot stated that he was able to signal a fishing boat between 0600 and 0700 who contacted the United States Coast Guard. The pilot was retrieved from the barrier island about 0800 and admitted to a local hospital for treatment of severe dehydration. The airplane was subsequently recovered from the water and secured for future examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4861P
Model/Series: P210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Roger Ian Gerrard
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CGC, 9 ft msl
Observation Time: 1515 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sebastian, FL (X26)
Destination: DeFuniak Spring, FL (54J) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 29.007778, -82.845000 (est)

JetBlue, Airbus A320: Incident occurred May 19, 2019 in Ft. Myers, Lee County, Florida

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

JetBlue flight 866: Sustained a bird strike.

Date: 19-MAY-19
Time: 10:31:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JET BLUE AIRLINES
Flight Number: 866
City: FORT MYERS
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172F, N5200F: Incident occurred May 18, 2019 in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Made emergency landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5200F

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N5200F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: DELRAY BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Incident occurred May 18, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Struck a deer.


Date: 18-MAY-19

Time: 11:18:00Z
Regis#: N6562S 
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 23 250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Flight Design CTSW, N153SW: Accident occurred May 19, 2019 at Blairsville Airport (KDZJ), Union County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

White Falcon LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N153SW



NTSB Identification: GAA19CA373
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Blairesville, GA
Aircraft: Flight Design CTSW, registration: N153SW

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.


Landed hard and veered off the runway.

Date: 19-MAY-19
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N153SW
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN GMBH
Aircraft Model: CTSW
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BLAIRSVILLE
State: GEORGIA

Beech V35-B, N4177S: Incident occurred May 16, 2019 at Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS), Peru, LaSalle County, Illinois

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

Veered off the runway and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4177S

Date: 16-MAY-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N4177S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PERU
State: ILLINOIS

Beechcraft B19 Musketeer Sport, N9792L: Accident occurred May 18, 2019 at Glasgow Municipal Airport (KGLW), Barren County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Lost power on takeoff, landed on road and veered into a ditch.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9792L

Date: 18-MAY-19
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N9792L
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B19
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GLASGOW
State: KENTUCKY




GLASGOW, Kentucky - Two pilots walked away with minor injuries after their plane crashed near Glasgow Municipal Airport.

According to Glasgow police, the plane went down immediately following takeoff around 2:11 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Police say two men were on board and refused medical treatment from EMS. The passenger suffered minor scrapes, according to police.

The pilot told police the airplane began to lose power and they were not able to make it back to the airport.

Both men on the plane are from Trenton, Michigan.

Crews have left the scene and transported the small plane back to the airport after lifting it onto a truck by crane.

Perkins Road is back open and traffic has returned to normal.

Both the FAA and NTSB arrived on the scene shortly after the removal of the plane.

The cause of the crash was due to the plane losing power shortly after takeoff.

Lieutenant Terry Flatt tells us he’s grateful the two pilots are okay the crash.

The small plane was leaking gas from the bottom as it was lifted by a crane.

No fire or explosions erupted from the plane crash.

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



GLASGOW, Kentucky -Investigators are still working to determine what caused a small plane to crash near Glasgow Municipal Airport on Saturday.

Two men who were aboard the small aircraft walked away with minor injuries following the crash, which happened just off Perkins Road, near Happy Valley Road.

The plane is currently parked at the airport, and an aviation safety inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration is looking into what caused the plane to end up nose down in a ditch.

The pilot told Glasgow Police that the aircraft started to lose power, and he was unable to make it back to the airport.

Both men are from Trenton, Michigan.

The FAA investigator and the two men aboard the aircraft told WNKY on Monday, that they would not comment on the incident until the investigation into the crash is complete.


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



GLASGOW, Kentucky (WBKO) -- A small plane crashed on Perkins Road in Glasgow, officials confirmed.

The pilot advised officers that he had just taken off from Glasgow Municipal Airport.

The Glasgow Police Department says two males were on board from Trenton, Michigan. As soon as they took off, officials say, the plane lost power and crashed into the fence. The plane then slid across Happy Valley Road and crashed on Perkins Road. The aircraft could be seen partially on the road with the nose of the plane in a small ditch/grass area.

Officials say no injuries were reported. Both men refused transport to the hospital by EMS.

Crews are still on the scene and Perkins Road will be closed until the scene is cleared up. Both the FAA and NTSB have been notified and should be on the scene shortly.

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





The pilot of a small plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Glasgow Municipal Airport on Saturday told police that the aircraft began to lose power and was unable to make it back to the airport before landing near the entrance of Perkins Road. 

According to a Glasgow Police Department news release, officers responded to the scene at about 2:11 p.m. where they found the airplane with its nose down in a small ditch. 

There were two passengers aboard the plane, and both men are from Trenton, Michigan. They both refused medical treatment at the scene. 

Emergency crews remained at the scene Saturday afternoon, and federal aviation authorities are expected to arrive there shortly. 

••• ORIGINAL STORY ••• 

No injuries were reported after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday afternoon near Glasgow Municipal Airport. 

The plane crashed off Perkins Road near Happy Valley Road close to the airport. The Glasgow Police Department is handling the scene and will be releasing more details this evening. 

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






LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (WDRB) -- No one was reported injured after a small plane crashed around 2:11 p.m. Saturday on Perkins Road in Glasgow, Kentucky. 

When members of the Glasgow Police Department arrived at the scene of the crash, they were met by two men from Trenton, Michigan, who confirmed they were the only people aboard the plane. 

The pilot told officers that he had just taken off from the Glasgow Municipal Airport when the plane started to lose power. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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