Saturday, June 1, 2019

Learjet 35A, N55FN: Accident occurred December 15, 2018 at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, 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; Miramar, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N55FN 

Location: Key West, FL
Accident Number: ERA19LA073
Date & Time: 12/15/2018, 0933 EST
Registration: N55FN
Aircraft: Learjet 35
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning 

On December 15, 2018, about 0933 eastern standard time, a Learjet 35A, N55FN, was substantially damaged during landing at Key West International Airport (EYW), Key West, Florida. The captain, first officer, and two passengers were not injured. The flight was operated by Medway Air Ambulance as a positioning flight conducted under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Gwinnett County Airport (LZU), Lawrenceville, Georgia, about 0730.

The first officer flew their initial approach at EYW to runway 9. They were unable to see the runway prior to the missed approach point and performed a missed approach. During the missed approach they encountered turbulence and the captain took the flight controls. He requested vectors to the north for better weather and to hold for a while to watch the development of the weather and determine if they needed to divert to their alternate. Air traffic control (ATC) advised them an airplane had just landed and asked if they wanted to try another approach. During the second approach, ATC advised the crew that the winds had shifted and offered runway 27. The captain stated their approach to runway 27 was uneventful. As they crossed the threshold and began to flare, they could not arrest the descent and landed hard. They had calculated an approach speed of 124 knots and maintained it within 10 knots. They believed they encountered wind shear during the flare.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the airplane and noted there was substantial damage to the left engine pylon, left wing, and main landing gear.

The captain held an airline pilot transport certificate with ratings for airplane single- and multi engine land. He held a flight instructor certificate for airplane single-engine and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA first-class medical certificate was issued on February 20, 2018. He reported a total flight experience of 1,950 total flight hours, 1,150 hours in the accident airplane make and model.

The first officer held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for single- and multi engine land, and instrument airplane. He held a flight instructor certificate for airplane single-engine and instrument airplane. His most recent FAA first-class medical certificate was issued on September 9, 2018. He reported a total flight experience of 1,634 total flight hours, 320 hours in the accident airplane make and model.

At 0930, the weather conditions reported at EYW included, wind from 350° at 11 knots, visibility 10 statute miles, broken ceilings at 600 ft, 2,600 ft, and 7,500 ft, temperature 23°C, dew point 21°C, and an altimeter setting of 30.11 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Learjet
Registration: N55FN
Model/Series: 35 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Medway Air Ambulance
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: Y6WA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEYW, 21 ft msl
Observation Time: 0930 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Lawrenceville, GA (LZU)
Destination: Key West, FL (EYW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  24.556111, -81.753611 (est)

Incident occurred June 01, 2019 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts

Hyannis, Massachusetts - For the second time in as many days, a plane made an emergency landing at Barnstable Municipal Airport.  

Friday afternoon a Cessna 402C plane carrying six people made an emergency landing at the airport after reporting electrical issues.  The aircraft landed safely at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Saturday a twin-engine Cessna reported a potential problem with a landing gear. The plane landed safely at approximately 6:20 p.m.  

No injuries were reported in either of the emergency landings.

No further information is available concerning either event.

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

Cessna 402C: Incident occurred May 31, 2019 at Barnstable Municipal Airport (KHYA), Hyannis, Massachusetts

HYANNIS, Massachusetts – A small plane made an emergency landing after reporting electrical issues with the aircraft. 

The plane touched down safely after 4:30 PM at Barnstable Municipal Airport. 

There were no injuries to the six people on board the Cessna 402C plane. 

It was not immediately clear which airline was involved. 

Hyannis Firefighters responded as well as the airport rescue and firefighting unit. 

Further details were not immediately available.

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

System / Components Malfunction / Failure (Non-Power): Cessna 120, N2496N; accident occurred December 15, 2018 at Beaumont Hotel Airport (07S), Butler County, Kansas

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

 Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N2496N


Location: Beaumont, KS
Accident Number: CEN19LA046
Date & Time: 12/15/2018, 0830 CST
Registration: N2496N
Aircraft: Cessna 120
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 15, 2018, about 0830 central standard time, a Cessna 120 airplane, N2496N, nosed over during a landing at the Beaumont Hotel Airport (07S), near Beaumont, Kansas. The private pilot and his passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial wing and empennage damage. The airplane was registered to and 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 originated from a private airstrip near Emporia, Kansas, about 0800, and was destined for 07S.

According to a statement from the pilot, the airplane began to pull right after touchdown on the dry turf runway. He applied a "lot" of left rudder to try and keep the airplane going straight. As the airplane continued to pull right, with full left rudder and full aft elevator, the pilot tried "tapping" the left brake. The empennage rose up, so he stopped using the left brake and just used the left rudder. The airplane nosed over as it approached the west edge of the runway markers. The pilot indicated that the right brake was locked during the landing. The brake was subsequently unlocked to facilitate moving the airplane from the runway.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the runway and reported that it exhibited surface witness marks consistent with a locked brake on turf. He also examined the airplane. However, the brakes were not locked when he conducted the examination and a reason for a locked brake could not be determined.

The pilot, who is also an airplane mechanic, was asked if there were any anomalies found with the brake system after the accident. He indicated that he did not find anything definitive wrong with the brake system. He believed that something in the master cylinder caused the brake to lock. However, further inspection of the master cylinder did not reveal any anomalies. Additionally, the brake lines and wheel cylinder checked out "good" with no evidence of blockage, kinks, or bends.

A review of FAA airworthiness documents showed that the brakes were modified from the original brakes to Cleveland Brakes on March 28, 1993 in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate SA13GL.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/31/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/27/2017
Flight Time:   1065 hours (Total, all aircraft), 480 hours (Total, this make and model), 1000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 17.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2496N
Model/Series: 120 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 12749
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/23/2018,
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4277.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Teledyne Continental Motors
ELT:  C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C90-12F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 90 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: EQA, 1379 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0835 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 297°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Emporia, KS
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Beaumont, KS (07S)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Beaumont Hotel (07S)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1600 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2400 ft / 80 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.659167, -96.527778 (est)

Cessna P210N Silver Eagle, N731LT: Accident occurred December 08, 2018 near Deck Airport (9D4), Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N731LT



Location: Myerstown, PA
Accident Number: ERA19LA061
Date & Time: 12/08/2018, 1314 EST
Registration: N731LT
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 8, 2018, at 1314 eastern standard time, a Cessna P210, N731LT, sustained substantial damage when it collided with terrain during an approach to Deck Airport (9D4), Myerstown, Pennsylvania. The private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was privately owned and operated as a personal flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight departed Smoketown Airport (S37), Smoketown, Pennsylvania at an undetermined time.

According to a witness on the airport, as the airplane approached it made a "very sharp left-banking turn" as it flew over. The airplane then climbed steeply and made another sharp left turn to enter the left downwind for runway 19. He watched as the airplane continued the downwind leg then made another sharp left turn to final. The airplane then turned to final and appeared to "stall" prior to impacting the ground. The airplane came to rest about a ½ mile short of runway 19.

A review of photographs provided by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to both left and right outboard wing sections. The engine was partially attached to the firewall and remained within the engine mount.

At 1356, the weather recorded at Muir Army Airfield (MUI), Annville, Pennsylvania, located 12 nautical miles west of the accident site, included few clouds at 3,100 ft, overcast clouds at 4,400 ft and winds calm. The temperature was -7°C, and the dew point was -10°C. The altimeter setting was 30.45 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N731LT
Model/Series: P210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Horst Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMUI, 487 ft msl
Observation Time: 1356 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C / -10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3100 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4400 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.45 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Smoketown, PA (S37)
Destination: Myerstown, PA (9D4)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:   40.352222, -76.329722 (est)

Wildlife Encounter (non-bird): Beech F33A Bonanza, N5554X, accident occurred June 01, 2018 at Twin Lakes Airport (8A7), Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina

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

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N5554X

Location: Martinsville, NC
Accident Number: GAA18CA349
Date & Time: 06/01/2018, 1430 EDT
Registration: N5554X
Aircraft: BEECH F33A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

According to the pilot, the right main landing gear struck a deer during takeoff. The pilot reported that the airplane had cleared the deer "until it bounded up and hit the right wheel." The pilot continued the initial climb and communicated with observers on the ground. He flew near the observers, and they confirmed that the landing gear was extended and appeared undamaged. However, the pilot flew to a maintenance facility with the landing gear extended and landed to assess the damage.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing spar.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 airplane's collision with a deer during takeoff.

Findings

Environmental issues
Animal(s)/bird(s) - Effect on equipment (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Wildlife encounter (non-bird) (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/24/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/21/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2726 hours (Total, all aircraft), 58.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 2726 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 41.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BEECH
Registration: N5554X
Model/Series: F33A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1990
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: CE-1457
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2413 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520BB
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 285 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: KMTV, 941 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1835 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 58°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting:  29.89 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Advance, NC (MTV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Martinsville, VA (MTV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1430 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BLUE RIDGE (MTV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 940 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5002 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.630833, -80.018333 (est)

Beechcraft F33A Bonanza, N6691D: Incident occurred May 31, 2019 at Santa Maria Public Airport (KSMX), Santa Barbara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6691D

Date: 31-MAY-19
Time: 17:01:00Z
Regis#: N6691D
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA MARIA
State: CALIFORNIA





The runway at the Santa Maria Public Airport was shut down for two hours after a plane landed on its belly when its wheels failed to engage Friday morning.  

Around 10 a.m, a small single-engine plane landed on its belly due to an issue with its landing gear, said Chris Hastert, manager of the Santa Maria Public Airport. 

It's not clear if the landing gear was not engaged or if the gear was engaged but the wheels collapsed upon landing, Hastert said. As a result, officials closed the runway until the plane could be moved. 

Hastert said the runway was reopened around noon, and that neither of the two people in the plane were injured. 

Santa Maria Fire Department and Guadalupe Police both responded to the incident. 

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

Hard Landing: Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3937M, accident occurred June 01, 2018 in Nulato, Alaska

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

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

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N3937M

Location: Nulato, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA320
Date & Time: 06/01/2018, 2330 AKD
Registration: N3937M
Aircraft: PIPER PA 12
Aircraft Damage:Substantial 
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, while landing off airport on an upsloping ridge, the tailwheel-equipped airplane "touched down harder than preferred." He applied full throttle, initiated a go-around, and attempted to turn toward the down-sloping side of the hill. The airplane briefly became airborne, but it then aerodynamically stalled and nosed down into the tundra.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.

The pilot 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 landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing on upsloping terrain, and his subsequent failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during an attempted go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Findings

Aircraft
Angle of attack - Capability exceeded (Cause)
Airspeed - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Sloped/uneven terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown
Hard landing (Defining event)

Landing-aborted after touchdown
Attempted remediation/recovery
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 10/19/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/24/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 315.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 211.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 252.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N3937M
Model/Series: PA 12 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 12-2825
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: DOUGLAS DOWNS
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAKV, 181 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 44 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 156°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Galena, AK (GAL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nulato, AK (NUL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2100 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 65.000000, -159.416667 (est)

Air Tractor AT-502B, N60518: Accident occurred May 31, 2019 in Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Neal Aircraft Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N60518

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA303
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, May 31, 2019 in Rockford, OH
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502, registration: N60518

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.

Aircraft hit power lines and crashed.

Date: 31-MAY-19
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N60518
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 133
City: ROCKFORD
State: OHIO

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a plane crash that happened on Friday night.

According to the Wapakoneta post of the OSHP, the 1996 Air Tractor plane crashed just before 7:30 Friday evening west of SR 118 and north of Oregon Road in Mercer County.

Through the investigation, it was discovered that the plane was being operated by 46 year-old Aaron Philips of Kansas when he struck high tension power lines. The plane lost control and crashed in a plowed field. Phillips was able to get out of the aircraft and was taken to Coldwater hospital by Rockford EMS.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB have been contacted and will also be investigating the crash.

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

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a plane crash.

According to a release, the crash happened, just before 7:30 pm Friday night, west of State Route 118 and north of Oregon Road in Mercer County. 

Through an investigation, it was found that a yellow 1996 Air Tractor AT-502B plane was being operated by Aaron Phillips, 46, of Redfield, Kansas. The plane was traveling south from Fetters Road and hit power lines, causing it to lose control and crash into a plowed field.

Phillips exited the plane by himself and was transported to Coldwater Hospital with minor injuries.

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

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

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180H Skywagon, N67WW, accident occurred June 03, 2018 at Kanab Municipal Airport (KKNB), Kane County, Utah

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N67WW


Location: Kanab, UT
Accident Number: GAA18CA337
Date & Time: 06/03/2018, 1035 MDT
Registration: N67WW
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

According to the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he performed a wheel landing. During the landing roll, the airplane veered left when the tailwheel touched down on the runway. The airplane exited the left side of the runway about 15 knots and impacted bushes and then subsequently nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings, the vertical stabilizer, and the rudder.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Object/animal/substance - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion
Nose over/nose down

Landing
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/14/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 5000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 600 hours (Total, this make and model), 4880 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N67WW
Model/Series: 180 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18051812
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4360 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-470
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: KKNB, 4868 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 35°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Mack, CO (10CO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kanab, UT (KNB)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 0830 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: KANAB MUNI (KNB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4867 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6200 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  37.010556, -112.531389 (est)

Cessna 182A Skylane, N3870D: Incident occurred June 01, 2019 in Ocean City, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft lost power and landed on the beach.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N3870D


Date: 01-JUN-19
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N3870D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: OCEAN CITY
State: NEW JERSEY



OCEAN CITY, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Beachgoers in Ocean City, New Jersey were surprised when a plane landed on the sand Saturday morning.

Police say the pilot made an emergency landing on the 49th Street beach around 8:35 a.m.

It's not yet clear why the pilot had to make an emergency landing.

Video from viewer Joan Samonisky shows the plane landing, then coming to an abrupt stop. The plane lurches up onto its wing before coming back down on its landing gear.

The pilot was the only person on board and emerged from the plane without any injuries.

There was minor damage to the plane.

The FAA has been called to the scene to investigate. Ocean City police say the plane will be removed once the Federal Aviation Administration investigation is complete.

This comes just days after a plane went down in the water off Cape May, New Jersey. A recovery operation for that pilot continues.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://6abc.com








The sands of the beach near 49th Street in Ocean City are usually teeming with people looking to soak up the sun and perhaps catch some ocean waves, but on Saturday they were occupied instead by an airplane.

The Cessna 182A Skylane plane was forced into an emergency beach landing around 8:35 a.m., Ocean City Police Sgt. Pat Randles said. The sole occupant was the pilot who, barring perhaps a slight scare, was uninjured.

No one was on the beach when the plane made its landing, and the aircraft itself sustained only minor damage, Randles said.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating, but until they're done, the plane will remain on the beach, the sergeant said.

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