Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6427P, fatal accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Palatka Municipal Airport (28J), Putnam County, Florida

David and Kimberly Niblett

Together they had a great love of flying; David was the pilot, Kimberly the right seat; they were building their own airplane, another opportunity to spend time together. They were very active in both the EAA’s Young Eagles program and KidsFlyCubs, both organizations designed to introduce young people to the world of flying. Professionally, David was an IT professional, for many years with Gainesville Regional Utilities, and Kimberly an agricultural research scientist, at the University of Florida.


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

Additional Participating Entities: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 
Lycoming Engines; Dallas, Texas

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N6427P

Daniel Boggs
Investigator In Charge
  
Location: Palatka, FL
Accident Number: ERA18FA200
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 2007 EDT
Registration: N6427P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

On July 26, 2018, about 2007 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-24-250, N6427P, was destroyed when it impacted the ground during the initial climb after takeoff from Palatka Municipal Airport (28J), Palatka, Florida. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was owned by the pilot who was operating it as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

A witness was standing in his hangar about 200 yards from the end of runway 17 when he heard the accident airplane beginning its takeoff. He noticed that the airplane's brakes were engaged while the engine was at full throttle and he believed that the pilot was going to perform a short-field takeoff. As the airplane rolled down the runway, it's nosewheel lifted off the ground then touched down again before the airplane became airborne. The witness thought that the pilot rotated the airplane "early," as the airplane appeared slow. He added that the airplane kept climbing "steeper and steeper" and that the pilot did not lower the nose to gain airspeed. When the airplane was about 150 ft above ground level, it entered a stall and the left wing dropped; the airplane spiraled to the ground. The witness further stated that the engine was operating at full power during the entire flight.

An airport security video at 28J showed the airplane immediately after takeoff as it climbed to about 150 ft; the airplane's left wing dropped and the airplane spiraled to the ground, consistent with the witness' account.




PERSONNEL INFORMATION

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land and instrument airplane. He was operating under the provisions of the BasicMed; his most recent physical exam was completed on July 14, 2018. According to the pilot's logbook, he had a total of 704.4 hours of flight experience. The accident flight was the pilot's second solo flight in the airplane. The pilot purchased the airplane 13 days before the accident; since purchase, the pilot had logged 15.1 hours of flight instruction in the airplane. Logbook remarks indicated that, during those flights, the pilot had received instruction in normal and crosswind takeoffs and landings, approach and departure stalls, and simulated engine failures.

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION

The four seat, low-wing, tricycle gear airplane was manufactured in 1959. It was powered by a Lycoming O-540-A1C5, 250-horsepower engine equipped with a three-bladed McCauley propeller. The most recent annual inspection was completed on July 12, 2018. At the time of the accident, the airframe total time was 3,435.73 hours (13.73 hours since the annual inspection) and the engine had accrued 1,268 hours since major overhaul.




METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

At 2015, the recorded weather at 28J included wind from 180° at 5 knots, 10 statute miles visibility, temperature 27°C, dew point 26°C, and an altimeter setting of 29.98 inches of mercury.

WRECKAGE AND IMPACT INFORMATION

The wreckage was located about 60 ft to the left of and about halfway down the length of runway 17, which measured 3,510 ft long. The wreckage came to rest on a magnetic heading of 270°. The propeller was fractured from the engine and buried about 2 ft into the ground. The engine was displaced into the instrument panel and cockpit. The landing gear was extended, and the wing flaps were retracted. Both wings exhibited accordion-like crushing on the leading edges. Flight control cable continuity was established from the cockpit to all flight controls. The stabilator trim control was fragmented and the trim position could not be verified. Both pitch and trim servos rotated freely, and the clutch was not engaged. The fuselage was crushed, and the empennage was bent over top of the cabin. The vertical stabilizer, rudder, and elevator were not damaged.

The engine was removed from the airframe for further examination. The top spark plugs were removed, and a lighted borescope was used to look inside the cylinders. All valves and pistons showed normal wear. Thumb compression was confirmed on all cylinders. Drive train continuity was established through the engine and accessory case by rotating the propeller flange and observing the movement of the gears. Both magnetos were removed and turned by hand. All leads sparked to ground.



MEDICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL INFORMATION

An autopsy was performed on the pilot by the Office of the Medical Examiner, St. Augustine, Florida. The report listed the cause of death as multiple blunt force trauma.

Toxicology testing performed at the FAA Forensic Sciences Laboratory was negative for drugs and alcohol.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/14/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/16/2018
Flight Time:  704.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 660.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 38 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 




Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6427P
Model/Series: PA24 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:1959 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 24-1537
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2899 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 14 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3422 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540 SERIES
Registered Owner: Gatoraire LLC
Rated Power: 250 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: 28J, 47 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2015 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 26°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Palatka, FL (28J)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Palatka, FL (28J)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2007 EDT
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Palatka Muni - Lt Kay Larkin F (28J)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 47 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3510 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 29.656389, -81.688611 (est)

Landing Gear Collapse: Fisher Dakota Hawk, N677TS; accident occurred July 26, 2018 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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


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

http://registry.faa.gov/N677TS

Location: Oshkosh, WI
Accident Number: CEN18TA296
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 1855 CDT
Registration: N677TS
Aircraft: Fisher DAKATO HAWK
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 26, 2018, about 1855 central daylight time, an amateur-built Fisher Dakato Hawk airplane, N677TS, was substantially damaged while landing at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight originated about 1845.

According to the pilot, he was landing on runway 33, at the ultralight airfield. After the airplane touched down the left main landing gear collapsed at the bottom end of the strut. The airplane ground looped, and the right wingtip struck the ground resulting in substantial damage to the wing rib.

The pilot stated that the landing was smooth and gentle, not hard, and there was no side load on the landing gear at touchdown. He suspected that a previous landing may have been hard resulting in a crack in the landing gear.

An examination of the left main landing gear revealed that the upper/outer strut tubing was broken, and the lower/inner strut tubing was bent. There was no evidence of fatigue. An examination of the airplane and related systems, conducted by a National Transportation Safety Board Investigator and FAA inspectors, revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 71, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/26/2018
Flight Time:  1097.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Fisher
Registration: N677TS
Model/Series: DAKATO HAWK
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 021
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/11/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1272 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 78 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912 UL
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 80 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: KOSH, 808 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1845 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Wittman Rgnl (OSH)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 808 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1200 ft / 25 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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:  43.969722, -88.567778 (est)

Fuel Exhaustion: Continental Copters Inc Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, accident occurred July 26, 2018 in Le Sueur, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N9005T


Location: Le Sueur, MN
Accident Number: CEN18LA300
Date & Time: 07/26/2018, 2100 CDT
Registration: N9005T
Aircraft: CONTINENTAL COPTERS INC. TOMCAT MK5A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field and impacted terrain about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The commercial pilot received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scotts Helicopter Service Inc under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as a ferry flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Dusk visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota at 2009 and was destined to Le Sueur Municipal Airport (12Y), Le Sueur, Minnesota.

The pilot stated that during preflight inspection of the helicopter, there was about 23 gallons of 100 low lead fuel aboard, and he thought that was enough fuel to complete a flight to 12Y. He stated the helicopter would consume 15-17 gallons of fuel per hour and it usually took 45 minutes to an hour to complete the flight. He said that prior to departure, the fuel gauge indicated "close to ¾ full." About 5-10 minutes after departure, he remembered that he forgot to sump the fuel tank and landed the helicopter to sump the fuel tanks. He then continued the flight and about 7 miles east of 12Y, about 400-500 feet above ground level and at 60 knots, the engine sputtered, regained power for a second, and then quit. He performed an autorotation to a field, and the helicopter impacted terrain.

The type certificate for the helicopter was held by the operator. According to the type certificate data sheet for the helicopter, the fuel capacity for the helicopter was 41 gallons.

The last annual inspection of the helicopter was dated February 14, 2018 and was performed by the operator's maintenance personnel.

Postaccident examination of the helicopter by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed no useable fuel aboard and the fuel gauge indicated a little over ¼ tank of fuel. The fuel transmitter was of the resistive type manufactured about 1974 by Stewart Warner. The fuel transmitter's resistive element was corroded. The fuel transmitter was tested using an Ohm meter, and the resistive values were uncorrelated to float position. The inspector stated the operator had a new fuel transmitter in their parts department, which he tested, and found that the resistive values corresponded to float position and had no anomalies. According to the inspector, the owner/operator stated, "pilots don't depend on those gauges – but they always stick the tank before departing so they know what they've got!"

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Center
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/14/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/25/2018
Flight Time:  327 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6 hours (Total, this make and model), 237 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CONTINENTAL COPTERS INC.
Registration: N9005T
Model/Series: TOMCAT MK5A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: CCI-74-1
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/14/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7510.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: VO-435-A1F
Registered Owner: Scotts Helicopter Service Inc
Rated Power: 265 hp
Operator: Scotts Helicopter Service Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: MKT, 1021 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2056 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 225°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hastings, MN
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Le Sueur, MN (12Y)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2009 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 44.471389, -93.744722 (est)

Aero Commander 200D, N5511M: Incident occurred May 26, 2019 at St. Clair County Airport (KPLR), Pell City, Alabama

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

On landing, aircraft veered off runway resulting in a prop strike and gear collapse.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5511M

Date: 26-MAY-19
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N5511M
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PELL CITY
State: ALABAMA

Mackey SQ2, N58SQ: Incident occurred May 27, 2019 in Homer, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Gear collapsed on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N58SQ

Date: 27-MAY-19
Time: 18:43:00Z
Regis#: N58SQ
Aircraft Make: MACKEY
Aircraft Model: SQ-2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State: ALASKA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180, N3EH; accident occurred May 25, 2019 in Yankee Creek 2 Airport (A77), Alaska

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

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



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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3EH

Location: Takotna, AK

Accident Number: GAA19CA286
Date & Time: 05/25/2019, 1700 AKD
Registration: N3EH
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, about the time he was rotating, the airplane veered right, the right wing contacted some brush and the airplane impacted the vegetation.

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.

The automated weather observation station located 13 miles south/east of the airstrip, reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was variable at 5 knots. The airplane was taking off runway 31. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 44, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/24/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/20/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3722 hours (Total, this make and model), 6900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 90 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3EH
Model/Series: 180 D
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18051020
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/20/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2960 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8945.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R81B
Registered Owner: Magnuson Airways Llc
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PATL, 964 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0055 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 121°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3900 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.61 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tatitna, AK (8KA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Takotna, AK (A77)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 ADT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Yankee Creek 2 (A77)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1120 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Soft; Vegetation
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1560 ft / 16 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 63.001944, -156.367222 (est)

Piper PA-28R-201, N9436C: Accident occurred December 16, 2019 at Oceanside Municipal Airport (KOKB), San Diego County, California -and- Incident occurred May 27, 2019 at Santa Barbara Airport (KSBA), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

December 16, 2019: Aircraft landed, exited runway and wingtip struck fence. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N9436C

Date: 16-DEC-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N9436C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OCEANSIDE
State: CALIFORNIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

May 27, 2019:  Propeller strike during landing.

Date: 27-MAY-19
Time: 22:44:00Z
Regis#: N9436C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA BARBARA
State: CALIFORNIA

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N8000K: Incident occurred May 25, 2019 at Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN), Placer County, California

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

Aircraft tipped on its nose and struck prop.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8000K

Date: 25-MAY-19
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N8000K
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AUBURN
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N3699C: Incident occurred May 28, 2019 at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), California

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

Right gear collapsed on landing and aircraft slid off runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3699C

Date: 28-MAY-19
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N3699C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RIVERSIDE
State: CALIFORNIA

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Jihlavan KP-5, N235KP, accident occurred May 25, 2019 at Goodspeed Airport (42B), East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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/N235KP

Location: East Haddam, CT
Accident Number: GAA19CA287
Date & Time: 05/25/2019, 1000 EDT
Registration: N235KP
Aircraft: JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES SRO KP5
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot receiving instruction reported that, during takeoff on the grass adjacent to a paved runway, after adding full power, he held the stick back during acceleration. He added that, the airplane did not accelerate "much above the red line (40 mph)". He felt a "bump", the airplane bounced, and veered to the right. The pilot added left rudder to correct, but the landing gear collapsed, and the propeller struck the ground.

The flight instructor reported that, during the takeoff, the angle of attack was "higher than normal" and the airplane aerodynamically stalled 3 ft above the ground. The right wing dropped, the airplane yawed to the right, and he and the pilot receiving instruction attempted to recover with nose down, left rudder, and left aileron input. The airplane landed sideways, the landing gear collapsed, and the propeller struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The automated weather observation station, located about 4 miles southwest, reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 290° at 5 knots. The pilot was departing runway 14. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 56, 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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/23/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 270 hours (Total, all aircraft), 99 hours (Total, this make and model), 154 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Sport Pilot
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/23/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 845 hours (Total, all aircraft), 132 hours (Total, this make and model), 798 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES SRO
Registration: N235KP
Model/Series: KP5
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 5110128K
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/23/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 363.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KSNC, 417 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1355 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 210°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chester, CT (SNC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chester, CT (SNC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: GOODSPEED (42B)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 9 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 14
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2120 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.446389, -72.457500 (est)



State Police are investigating after a plane crashed during take off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam on Saturday morning.

First responders were called to the airport on Lumber Yard Road around 10:30 a.m. after getting a report of a small, single-engine propeller plane crash.

The Jihlavan KP-5 was damaged on its lower side and in the landing gear area, officials said.

Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured, authorities added.

According to police, the pilot and the passenger told officers that while attempting to take off, the plane crashed downward, went off the runway and ended up in an adjacent field about 95 feet from the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the incident and will be investigating. Connecticut State Police are also investigating.

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