Wednesday, June 12, 2019

JetBlue, Airbus A320-232, N507JT: Accident occurred May 28, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

JetBlue Airways Corp

https://registry.faa.gov/N507JT

NTSB Identification: DCA19CA153
14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Jetblue Airways
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aircraft: Airbus A320, registration: N507JT

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.

Landing Gear Not Configured: Maule MX-7-180A, N61339; accident occurred June 11, 2019 at Mackeys Lakes Seaplane Base (L85), Soldotna, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, 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/N61339

Location: Soldotna, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA343
Date & Time: 06/11/2019, 1030 AKD
Registration:N61339 
Aircraft: Maule MX7
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane with tundra tires reported that, he made an approach to the lake. He flew the approach, and landed the airplane in the water, "Only then did I realize that I was still on wheels." Water entered the flight deck and the airplane sank.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windscreen.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/10/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/22/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 600 hours (Total, this make and model), 3000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule
Registration: N61339
Model/Series: MX7 180A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Other
Serial Number: 20013C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 796.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-C4F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: PASX, 113 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0256 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 198°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Soldotna, AK (L85)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Soldotna, AK (L85)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  AKD
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Mackeys Lakes (L85)
Runway Surface Type: Water
Airport Elevation: 175 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Water--choppy
Runway Used: S
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 1000 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: 60.320278, -150.597222 (est)

Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra, N576CM: Fatal accident occurred June 11, 2019 near Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona

Mark Brandemuehl

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama
Mooney; Kerrville, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N576CM



Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: WPR19LA167
Date & Time: 06/11/2019, 1451 MST
Registration: N576CM
Aircraft: MOONEY M20V
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 11, 2019, about 1451 mountain standard time, a Mooney M20V airplane, N576CM, collided with streetlight poles and a concrete Jersey barrier during a forced landing, near Deer Valley Airport (DVT), Phoenix, Arizona. The private pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight departed Scottsdale Airport (SDL), Scottsdale, Arizona about 1437 and was destined for Carson Airport (CXP), Carson City, Nevada.

According to Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications, about 7 minutes after departure, and about 8 miles northwest of DVT, at an altitude of 9,100 ft mean sea level (msl), the pilot reported a "rough running engine" and subsequently declared an emergency. The controller offered the pilot Pleasant Valley Airport (P48), Peoria, Arizona, which was near his position, and Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU), Glendale, Arizona, 12 miles south of his position for possible landing airports. The pilot chose GEU and turned to the south and lined up for the approach to runway 19. A few minutes later, at about 4,700 ft msl, the pilot decided that he was not going to reach GEU and turned eastward towards DVT which was about 8 miles to the east. No other transmissions from the pilot were recorded. The track continued on its eastern track before it ended near the accident site, about 2 miles west of DVT.

According to a witness, he stated that he saw the airplane as it approached the street from the west, avoiding high tension wires on the south side of the street, by banking to its left. The airplane then impacted two light poles, separating the right wing, and somersaulting across the south side of the street, impacting a concrete Jersey barrier and sliding about 50 ft before coming to rest inverted.

The wreckage debris field was about 360 ft long and was contained within the 4-lane street and on the south side sidewalk area. The main wreckage cabin area was mostly consumed by postimpact fire. All flight control surfaces were located, and flight control continuity was established. Engine control continuity was also established from the cabin engine controls to their associated engine components. During the recovery of the wreckage, it was noted that the left-wing fuel tank had an undetermined quantity of fuel. The wreckage was recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

The airplane was manufactured in 2019 and was equipped with a Continental Motors TSIO-550-G series engine. The airplane was purchased by the pilot on May 6, 2019. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:  MOONEY
Registration: N576CM
Model/Series: M20V
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGEU, 1066 ft msl
Observation Time: 2154 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 42°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 20000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Scottsdale, AZ (SDL)
Destination: Carson City, NV (CXP)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.683611, -112.126944 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.



Jenny Brandemuehl (left) and Thomas Hunnicutt (right) hugging each other.

PHOENIX - A reunion took place on Thursday between the wife of a pilot involved in a fiery plane crash over the summer, and the man who pulled the pilot from the wreckage.

Mark Brandemuehl lived for several months after the crash, but sadly, he passed away recently.

Thomas Hunnicutt and Brandenmuehl's wife, Jenny, met at the Arizona Burn Center, where the hospital honored Hunnicutt, and Jenny thanked Hunnicut for the extra time the family had together.

Doctors with the Arizona Burn Center presenting Hunnicutt the gift of a clock. Representing the time he gave to Brandemuehl and his family before Brandenmuehl's passing.

The plane crash happened in Deer Valley in June.

"I just knew I had to act," said Hunnicutt. "If I didn't act, [Brandemuehl] wouldn't have made it."  



Hunnicutt ran towards the wreckage to help whoever was inside, and pulled Brandemuehl out of the plane.

Shortly after, the plane exploded.

"I assessed it fast, and went in and got out," said Hunnicutt.

Brandemuehl was taken to the hospital with a number of injuries and severe burns. Sadly, Brandemuehl passed away five months after the crash.

"I wanted to thank Thomas [Hunnicutt]. My husband wouldn't have been alive for the five months if he didn't have the courage to act," said Jenny. "I had the gift of no words left unsaid between Mark and I. We got to say we love each other. We got to kiss each other and hug him however we could in the hospital."

While they had hoped Brandemuehl would live on, they have comfort in knowing that both families have grown a little bit bigger through this tragic accident.

"I think we are going to stay in touch for a lifetime," said Jenny.

The families say they plan to vacation in Tahoe together in 2020. Tahoe is a place where the Brandemuehls planned to retire.

Story and video ➤ https://www.fox10phoenix.com






Mark and Jenny Brandemuehl 



PHOENIX — Each day has been a life-and-death struggle for a pilot since a small plane crashed west of the Deer Valley Airport last week, his wife told 12 News.

The Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra nearly hit at least one driver when it crashed near 31st Avenue and Deer Valley Road on June 11, according to Phoenix firefighters. The pilot, Mark Brandemuehl of Mountain View, California, was pulled from the burning plane and taken to the hospital in critical condition.

His wife, Jenny, said her husband has gone through surgeries almost every day since the crash. She has been staying in the Phoenix area to be close to her husband and closely monitor his progress at the Arizona Burn Center.

Jenny said Mark suffered severe burns to more than 85% of his body. She said Mark is in good physical shape for a man in his 50s, which is helping him.

"All we can do is pray and hope for the best," she said. 

Jenny said she credits the people who pulled Mark from the plane for saving his life.

Mark's family and friends have been reaching out, sending their best wishes. Jenny said Mark has been a large influence in the lives of his friends and co-workers at the computer software company where he works.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the plane crash. 

Story and video ➤ https://www.12news.com


PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- The family of a man who was seriously hurt following a fiery plane crash in North Phoenix Tuesday has confirmed the man's identity to FOX 10.

According to the man's family, the victim's name is Mark Brandemuehl, a 50-year-old who works as a senior vice president for a company called the Nevada Nanotech System. The man was heading to Nevada before the crash.


Brandemuehl is in the Maricopa County Burn Unit with 2nd and 3rd-degree burns. He was the only person onboard the Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra, and was heading from Scottsdale to Carson City, Nevada when for some reason, he circled back toward Deer Valley Airport. He later crashed on Deer Valley Road.


Story and video ➤ http://www.fox10phoenix.com








PHOENIX, Arizona — Authorities say a pilot has been critically burned after a small plane crashed near 31st Avenue and Deer Valley Road.

The Phoenix Fire Department says crews were dispatched to the scene around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after the Mooney M20V Acclaim Ultra crashed and burst into flames.

The 50-year-old pilot was the only person aboard and suffered second- and third-degree burns, officials say.

The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He is not being identified at this time.

Federal Aviation Administration officials say the plane took off from Scottsdale Airport and was headed to Carson City, Nevada when it went down about two miles west of the Deer Valley Airport.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.abc15.com

Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, N579BJ and Gulfstream GV, N444SC: Incident occurred June 06, 2019 at Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (KOAK), Alameda County, California

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

Aircraft on taxi for departure was struck by N444SC.

Curly LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N579BJ

Date: 06-JUN-19
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N579BJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: OAKLAND
State: CALIFORNIA

Aircraft on taxi for departure and struck N579BJ.

https://registry.faa.gov/N444SC

Date: 06-JUN-19
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N444SC
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: GV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: OAKLAND
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 175 Skylark, N7249M: Incident occurred June 11, 2019 near Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51), Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft declared mayday and landed on a road.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7249M

Date: 11-JUN-19
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N7249M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 175
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HOMESTEAD
State: FLORIDA

Quad City Challenger II, N582L: Accident occurred June 11, 2019 near Shawnee Field Airport (1I3), Bloomfield, Greene County, Indiana

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N582L

Location: Switz City, IN
Accident Number: CEN19LA163
Date & Time: 06/11/2019, 2115 EDT
Registration: N582L
Aircraft: GRIFF Challenger
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 11, 2019, about 2115 eastern daylight time, an amateur-built Griff Challenger II airplane, N582L, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Switz City, Indiana. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological condition prevailed and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight departed from Shawnee Field (1I3), Bloomfield, Indiana, at an unconfirmed time.

The pilot informed local authorities that he was maneuvering in the vicinity of the airport prior to landing when the engine suddenly lost power. The airplane was about 2,000 ft above ground level at the time. His efforts to restore engine power were not successful and he setup for a forced landing to a field. However, the airplane touched down short of the field and encountered a two-lane paved road and a ditch, which caused it to nose over before coming to rest. The forward fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRIFF
Registration: N582L
Model/Series: Challenger II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: BMG, 845 ft msl
Observation Time: 2153 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bloomfield, IN (1I3)
Destination: Bloomfield, IN (1I3)

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: 39.064722, -87.053333

WORTHINGTON, Indiana (WISH) -- A 52-year-old pilot was injured Tuesday night in a plane crash in Greene County.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of county roads 600 West and 300 North. That's west of the town of Worthington. 

Robert L. Millsaps of Coal City suffered fractures and possible head injuries, Indiana State Police said Wednesday. Millsaps was transported by ambulance to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with complaints of pain, Chief Bryan Woodall with Switz City Volunteer Fire Department said Tuesday night. State police Sgt. Curt Durnil said Tuesday night that the pilot's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Woodall said the pilot had taken off from nearby Shawnee Field, 3416 W. State Road 54, Bloomfield.

Millsaps piloted a one-passenger 2010 Quad City Challenger ultralight, state police said in a Wednesday news release. The aircraft had engine failure and lost its propulsive power about 2000 feet in the air. The pilot attempted to land the aircraft, which bounced over County Road 600 West before plunging into a ditch and inverting. The frame of the aircraft was severely damaged.

Indiana State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration are leading the investigation.

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

Mooney M20G Statesman, N3653N: Incident occurred June 11, 2019 at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (KSGH), Clark County, Ohio

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3653N

Date: 11-JUN-19
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N3653N
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: OHIO

Velocity XL RG, N65VT: Incident occurred June 11, 2019 in Kenton, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Aircraft lost power and landed in a field.

Canard Aviators Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N65VT

Date: 11-JUN-19
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N65VT
Aircraft Make: WRIGHT VELOCITY
Aircraft Model: XL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: KENTON
State: TENNESSEE

Lost of Lift: PZL Swidnik PW-5, N961JH; accident occurred June 10, 2019 in Independence, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

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/N961JH


Location: Independence, WI
Accident Number:GAA19CA338 
Date & Time: 06/10/2019, 1449 CDT
Registration: N962JH
Aircraft: PZL-SWIDNIK PW-5
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of lift
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of the glider reported that, en route to his destination, the glider lost lift, so he diverted to a corn field for landing. During the landing, the glider bounced, and "the canopy popped off of the fuselage" and broke into several pieces.

The glider sustained substantial damage to the canopy.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the glider that would have precluded normal operation. Although the pilot said he bumped the canopy during the bounced landing, it could not be determined if that or some other mechanism caused the canopy to separate.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The separation of the canopy from the glider during an off-airport landing for reasons that could not be determined. 

Findings

Aircraft
Flight compartment windows - Not specified (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute
Loss of lift (Defining event)

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing
Part(s) separation from AC

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/17/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 368 hours (Total, all aircraft), 158 hours (Total, this make and model), 352 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 19.1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PZL-SWIDNIK
Registration: N962JH
Model/Series: PW-5
Aircraft Category: Glider
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17.07.018
Landing Gear Type: None
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/14/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 661 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 0
Airframe Total Time: 407 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 
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: KBCK, 837 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 24 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1955 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 105°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots / 16 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Stanton, MN (SYN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Black River Falls, WI (BCK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1234 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 44.362222, -91.391389 (est)

Bell UH-1B Iroquois, N64771: Accident occurred June 10, 2019 in Northway, Alaska

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

Evermore Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N64771


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA345

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 10, 2019 in Northway, AK
Aircraft: S M & T Aircraft UH, registration: N64771

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 made a hard landing.

Date: 10-JUN-19
Time: 19:46:00Z
Regis#: N64771
Aircraft Make: S M &T AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: UH1B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORTHWAY
State: ALASKA

Cessna 210D Centurion, N3997Y: Accident occurred June 10, 2019 at Ramona Airport (KRNM), San Diego County, California

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama
Textron Aviation - Cessna; Wichita, Kansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3997Y

Location: Romona, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA166
Date & Time: 06/10/2019, 1245 PDT
Registration: N3997Y 
Aircraft: Cessna 210
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 10, 2019, about 1245 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 210D, N3997Y, experienced a total loss of engine power and collided with terrain short of the runway during an emergency landing to Ramona Airport, Ramona, California. The flight instructor and pilot-rated passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was registered to and operated by the flight instructor under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The personal local flight departed from Gillespie Field, San Diego, California, about 1200 and was diverting to Ramona, California.

The pilot stated that he was planning on practicing a series of instrument approaches. While inbound to the Julian VOR, with the airplane about 6,000 ft mean sea level (msl), the engine rpm increased to above 3,000 and in response, he retarded the propeller control to 2,400 rpm. He thought that erratic engine rpm was due to a propeller governor anomaly and communicated with the air traffic controller that he was terminating the practice approach. He stated his intention to return back to Gillespie Field and began the flight back. When about five miles south of Ramona, he felt the airplane shake and declared an emergency to the Ramona Air Traffic Control Tower.

The airplane was unable to maintain altitude and touched down in a field about 1/8 mile short of runway 27. During the touchdown, the airplane incurred damage to the right wing. An external examination revealed that engine oil coated the belly of the airplane and there were several holes in the crankcase.

The Continental Motors IO-520-FcA, serial number 240902-R, was an overhauled engine installed in June 2003 at an airplane total time of 1,119 hours and engine total time of 1,767.7 hours. At the time of the accident the tachometer read 2,747.88 hours (17.2 hours since last maintenance).

The engine was equipped with an F&M Enterprises Inc. engine oil filter adapter, model C6LC-L (s/n 10706L) under FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SE09356SC. An external examination revealed that the filter adapter was loose, and the adapter housing could be rotated about the shaft. The crown head of the shaft and the oil filter screen bolt head both remained saftied (see picture 01). There was a concentration of oil in the area of the adapter and adjacent firewall.


Picture 01: Oil Filter Adapter

A closer examination revealed that the fiber gasket, located between the oil pump casting and the adapter was protruding with the outside edge extending beyond the castings. Additionally, a tear could be seen in the gasket where the adapter housing abutted the engine case. Investigators removed the safety wire and attempted to assess the breakaway torque of the adapter. A torque wrench was used to determine that the breakaway torque was 9 foot-pounds (see picture 2).


Picture 02: Oil Filter Adapter Housing Loose

Removal of the adapter revealed that the fiber gasket was completely split and contained several lips where it appeared the gasket had been pinched between the engine case and the adapter housing (see picture 03). The copper crush gasket was intact.

Picture 03: Fiber Gasket

According to the owner, the installed oil filter adapter was likely originally installed on the then newly-overhauled engine in June 2003. There were no documents regarding the installation of the adapter, but there were mentions of the adapter throughout the partial logbook entries. The mechanic that performed the last maintenance stated that when he performed the annual inspection on May 03, 2019 he replaced the copper crush gasket and retorqued the filter adapter; he did not replace the fiber gasket.

The adapter and gaskets were sent to the NTSB materials laboratory for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3997Y
Model/Series: 210 D
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNM, 1393 ft msl
Observation Time: 1200 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 37°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Diego/El Cajon, CA (SEE)
Destination: San Diego/El Cajon, CA (SEE)

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:  33.030000, -116.910000 (est)

RAMONA, California — Two people escaped injury Monday afternoon when the light plane they were flying in crashed while approaching the Ramona airport, authorities said.

The pilot of the Cessna 210D Centurion radioed an emergency due to engine failure before the airplane went down on the outskirts of Ramona Airport about 12:45 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Medics checked out the pilot and passenger and determined they were uninjured, Cal Fire reported.

In a tweet just after 1 p.m., the agency said everyone had gotten out of the plane, and there was no report of fire.

The Cessna 210D Centurion, which had departed from Gillespie Field in El Cajon, is registered to a resident of that East County city, according to FAA records.

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

Airplane Factory Sling LSA, N889HA: Incident occurred June 11, 2019 at Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

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

Aircraft prop struck the runway.

Airplane Factory Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N889HA

Date: 11-JUN-19
Time: 02:11:00Z
Regis#: N889HA
Aircraft Make: AIRPLANE FACTORY
Aircraft Model: SLING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TORRANCE
State: CALIFORNIA