Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Piper J4A, N32591: Incident occurred June 09, 2019 in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, California

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

Aircraft ground looped on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N32591

Date: 09-JUN-19
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N32591
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LANCASTER
State: CALIFORNIA

Nanchang CJ-6A, N552CY: Incident occurred June 08, 2019 at Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N552CY

Date: 08-JUN-19
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N552CY
Aircraft Make: NANCHANG CHINA
Aircraft Model: CJ6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TORRANCE
State: CALIFORNIA

Nose Over: Murphy SR 3500 Moose, N235DS; accident occurred June 09, 2019 at Lake Tahoe Airport South (KTVL), El Dorado County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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/N235DS

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA324
Date & Time: 06/09/2019, 1215 PDT
Registration: N235DS
Aircraft: DAVID SHOTWELL MURPHY
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane's ground speed was about 30 knots when he applied the brakes lightly, and the tailwheel lifted off the ground. His seatbelt which was not tightened, allowed him to slide forward in his seat and he inadvertently applied more brake pressure and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift strut and the rudder.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/27/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/05/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 30033 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 25002 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DAVID SHOTWELL
Registration: N235DS
Model/Series: MURPHY SR 3500
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 096SR
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/08/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 255 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Vedeneyev
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: M-14P
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 360 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: KTVL, 6314 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 3°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.74 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: South Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: South Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1115 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: South Lake Tahoe (TVL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 6268 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8541 ft / 100 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: 38.893889, -119.995278 (est)





SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, California (KOLO)-- An experimental aircraft ground-looped upon landing at the Lake Tahoe Airport South on Sunday, June 9th. 

The crash of the small plane injured no one.

The Murphy SR 3500 Moose ground-looped while landing on Runway 18 around 12:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration reported. A ground loop is a tight turn on the ground in which one wing dips, the FAA said. The pilot was the only person on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kolotv.com

Robinson R44 II, N4504L: Accident occurred June 08, 2019 in Deer Trail, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4504L

Location: Deer Trail, CO
Accident Number: CEN19TA162
Date & Time: 06/09/2019, 1130 MDT
Registration: N4504L
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On June 8, 2019, about 1130 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N4504L, impacted terrain during a low altitude aerial application operation near Deer Trail, Colorado. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to CO Fire Aviation and operated by Scott Aviation as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed about 1120.

The pilot stated that the helicopter was loaded with about 50 gallons of herbicide and 10 to 15 gallons of fuel and that he intended to spray a 20-acre pasture. The pilot estimated that the wind was from the north-northwest about 10 to 12 knots when he departed. After takeoff the helicopter exhibited no performance issues. The pilot completed a survey of the area he intended to spray then noticed that the helicopter was "lacking performance" so he jettisoned about 5 gallons of herbicide to increase the helicopter's performance characteristics. The pilot continued the operation heading south about 100 ft above ground level (agl) and traveling 50 knots with a tailwind. The pilot made a gradual 90° turn toward west to initiate a descent to being spraying the field when the rotor RPM decreased. The pilot already had the throttle full open so he lowered the collective and pitched forward to gain airspeed; the rotor RPM continued to decrease. About 50 ft agl he started to jettison the entire load and was unable to increase the rotor rpm; the helicopter impacted the ground with a forward speed of 60 knots.

The helicopter came to rest on its right side in an open field (figure 1). The tailboom and spray equipment separated during the accident sequence.

Figure 1 – Helicopter in an open field

A preliminary review of the closest weather station, which was about 7 miles southwest of the accident site, revealed the wind was from the northeast at 20 knots, gusting to 28 knots. The density altitude was estimated about 6,500 ft.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N4504L
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Scott Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 4830 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 20 knots / 28 knots, 45°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Deer Trail, CO
Destination: Deer Trail, CO

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: 39.787500, -103.770556






ADAMS COUNTY, Colorado — A pilot escaped without injury after the crop-dusting helicopter he was flying went down in Adams County Saturday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter made a hard landing or crashed in a field under unknown circumstances around noon Saturday in Deer Trail. That's near the eastern edge of the county.

The FAA said the pilot, who was the only person on board, was not injured. The impact was hard enough to break off the aircraft's tail.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.9news.com

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N1589D; accident occurred June 08, 2019 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), Osceola County, Florida

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

Aviation Accident Final 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/N1589D



Location: ORLANDO, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA326
Date & Time: 06/08/2019, 1251 EDT
Registration: N1589D
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

Analysis 

The flight instructor reported that, while the student pilot was practicing soft-field takeoffs, the student added full power and maintained back pressure. He told the student to add right rudder, but the airplane veered left. The instructor told the student to add right rudder again, then the student abruptly added right rudder. The airplane veered right, the instructor attempted to correct, but the airplane exited the runway to the right, and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The instructor 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 student pilot's excessive rudder application during takeoff and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action, which resulted in a loss of directional control, a runway excursion, and subsequent substantial damage.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Rudder control system - Incorrect use/operation (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)
Delayed action - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)
Use of equip/system - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 23, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/27/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/11/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 409 hours (Total, all aircraft), 244 hours (Total, this make and model), 325 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 115 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 28 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28 hours (Total, this make and model), 28 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1589D
Model/Series: 172 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17281255
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/12/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4266.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Christiansen Aviation Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Pan Am Ab Initio Training Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ISM, 82 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 117°
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: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ORLANDO, FL (ISM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: ORLANDO, FL (ISM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1200 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: KISSIMMEE GATEWAY (ISM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 82 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 15
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6001 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None

Latitude, Longitude: 28.293611, -81.440000 (est)



A small plane crashed Saturday afternoon while taking off from Kissimmee Gateway Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A Cessna 172 plane with three people on board crashed into the grass at the end of Runway 15 while taking off shortly before 1 p.m., FAA spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt said.

The plane crashed while performing a “touch-and-go” maneuver, in which an aircraft lands on a runway and takes off again without coming to a stop, according to a notice posted on the airport’s website. The press release said the three passengers, one instructor and two students, left the aircraft uninjured.

The airport remains operational, according to the notice.

The airport is in the western part of the city, just south of Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and Hoagland Boulevard.

The FAA will investigate the crash.

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




KISSIMMEE, Florida  — Three people are OK after a small aircraft crashed at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport on Saturday, officials confirmed.

The Cessna 172 aircraft was performing a touch-and-go maneuver around 1 p.m. when it crashed.

The plane came to a stop on Runway 15.

Officials said there were three people on the plane at the time, an instructor and two students.

All three people were able to get out of the plane. Officials said they were not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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

Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N5344R: Accident occurred June 09, 2019 at Shearer USFS Airport (2U5), Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

https://registry.faa.gov/N5344R

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA323
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N5344R

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 crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 09-JUN-19
Time: 17:52:00Z
Regis#: N5344R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: F172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: SHEARER
State: IDAHO

Runway Excursion: Aviat A-1B, N35AH; accident occurred June 09, 2019 in Pingree, Bingham County, Idaho

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

 
https://registry.faa.gov/N35AH


Location: Pingree, ID
Accident Number: GAA19CA325
Date & Time: 06/09/2019, 1500 MDT
Registration: N35AH
Aircraft: Aviat A1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on a private, dirt airstrip, he lost sight of the airstrip, and the airplane veered left. Concerned the airplane would ground loop, he applied minimal right rudder. He then chose to abort the landing and applied full power. As the airplane was about to become airborne, it exited the runway to the left, and the main landing gear encountered water. The pilot reduced the engine power to idle, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing lift strut.

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 rudder application during landing on a dirt airstrip, which resulted in a loss of directional control, runway excursion, and subsequent nose-over

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Rudder control system - Incorrect use/operation (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Use of equip/system - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Water/moisture - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground

Landing-aborted after touchdown
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion (Defining event)
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/14/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 1230.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 78.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 1185.2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 41.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 21.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aviat
Registration: N35AH
Model/Series: A1 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2417
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/29/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 608.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-A1D6
Registered Owner: K9 Air Llc
Rated Power: 200 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: KPIH, 4478 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 172°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.49 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Paris, ID (1U7)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Pingree, ID (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1330 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private Field (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 4455 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go; 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: 43.117222, -112.607778 (est)

Loss of Control in Flight: Diamond DA-20-C1, N227TJ; accident occurred June 07, 2019 at Terre Haute Regional Airport (KHUF), Vigo County, Indiana

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aviation Accident Final 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/N227TJ

Location: Terre Haute, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA330
Date & Time: 06/07/2019, 1545 EDT
Registration: N227TJ
Aircraft: Diamond DA20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

The flight instructor reported that, while the student pilot was practicing crosswind landings with the instructor shadowing on the flight controls, he emphasized the importance of maintaining crosswind correction and suggested beginning the landing flare closer to the runway. The student flared too early, and the airplane ballooned. The airplane drifted left in a "nose high, low airspeed situation." The instructor called for a go-around and attempted to take control. The student maintained a "very strong grip" on the control stick, and the instructor was unable to make any significant control inputs. The airplane landed and skidded off the left side of the runway and impacted runway lights.

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

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 8 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 080° at 11 knots, gusting to 19 knots. The student landed the airplane on runway 05. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's failure to maintain the runway heading and to relinquish the flight controls to the flight instructor when told to do so while landing in gusting, crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with runway lighting.

Findings

Aircraft
Heading/course - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Lack of action - Student pilot (Cause)
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Runway/taxi/approach light - Effect on operation (Cause)
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Miscellaneous/other
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 22, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/16/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 440 hours (Total, all aircraft), 150 hours (Total, this make and model), 350 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/15/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 35 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Diamond
Registration: N227TJ
Model/Series: DA20 C1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: C0324
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/06/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1764 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2814.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-240
Registered Owner: Indiana State University
Rated Power: 125 hp
Operator: Indiana State University
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: HUF, 575 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 73°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 19 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Terre Haute, IN (HUF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Terre Haute, IN (HUF)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: TERRE HAUTE RGNL (HUF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 589 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9020 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 39.445833, -87.317222 (est)

Beechcraft 35 Bonanza, N7247B: Accident occurred June 08, 2019 in Derby, Sedgwick County, Kansas

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

Sillivan Aircraft Sales Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N7247B


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA332

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 2019 in Rose Hill, KS
Aircraft: Beech 35, registration: N7247B

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 crashed on takeoff.

Date: 08-JUN-19Time: 21:30:00Z

Regis#: N7247B
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: DERBY
State: KANSAS

Air Tractor AT-502, N60642: Accident occurred June 07, 2019 in Monument, Logan County, Kansas

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

Wilstine Farm Supply Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N60642


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA328

14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, June 07, 2019 in Monument, KS
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502, registration: N60642

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 crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 07-JUN-19
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N60642
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137
City: MONUMENT
State: KANSAS