Friday, June 14, 2019

Cessna C550 Citation, N744AT: Accident occurred May 09, 2019 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia



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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Burlington, Massachusetts

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N744AT

Location: Savannah, GA
Incident Number: ERA19IA178
Date & Time: 05/09/2019, 1228 EDT
Registration: N744AT
Aircraft: Cessna 550
Injuries:7 None 
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled - Air Medical (Discretionary) 

On May 9, 2019, at 1228 eastern daylight time, a Cessna C550, N744AT, experienced a total loss of engine power to both engines and diverted to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), Savannah, Georgia, where it landed without further incident. Both airline transport pilots, two medical crew, and three passengers onboard were not injured. The flight was operated by Air Ambulance by Air Trek Inc as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight, which originated from Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Naples, Florida, around 1100 with an intended destination of Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG), Niagara Falls, New York.

The airplane was based at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), Punta Gorda, Florida. According to fueling records at PGD, on the morning of the incident, the airplane was fueled with 480 gallons of Jet A fuel with a fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) additive mixed at the time of fueling. Then, the flight crew completed the 47-nautical-mile flight from PGD to APF without anomaly.

According to the pilots, about 1 hour and 20 minutes into the flight from APF to IAG, while cruising at 35,000 ft mean sea level (msl), the pilot-in-command was trying to set the N1 speed around 103%, but moments after adjusting power, the N1 speed would decrease. Following a few repeated occurrences of the N1 speed decreasing in this manner, all the engine gauges "read regular," then the left engine began to "spool down very slowly." After unsuccessfully attempting to recover engine power, the crew requested a lower altitude from air traffic control and began a descent with the left engine at idle power. The pilot-in-command then noticed that the left engine displayed no oil pressure and subsequently shut it down.

Several minutes passed as the airplane descended with the right engine at 65% fan speed, and while preparing to perform a single-engine approach into SAV, about 8,000 ft msl, the right engine became unresponsive and then began "spooling down." The pilot-in-command declared an emergency and the flight crew performed a straight-in approach to runway 19. The airplane landed without incident and was towed to the ramp.

The second-in-command noted that the left fuel filter bypass light did not illuminate but that the right fuel filter bypass light did illuminate.

According to a lineman who worked for the fixed based operator at PGD, the evening before the incident, he noticed that the FSII was low on a fuel truck and he intended to refill it. He went to a shed where the FSII was located and noted that the FSII bottle was partially filled, and that there was another bottle next to it that was partially filled. He combined the two bottles and then refilled the fuel truck FSII reservoir. Several days after the incident, the lineman realized that he had inadvertently combined a 5-gallon FSII bucket and a 2.5-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) container instead of two partially-empty containers of FSII.

Fuel samples, fuel system filters, and fuel screens from the airplane were obtained and sent for laboratory testing. Analysis of the fuel contaminants indicated the presence of urea, the primary chemical found in DEF.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N744AT
Model/Series: 550 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operator: Air Ambulance By Air Trek Inc
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: SAV, 51 ft msl
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2700 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Naples, FL (APF)
Destination: Niagara Falls, NY (IAG)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries:3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:  None
Total Injuries: 7 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.129167, -81.200833 (est)

Piper PA-28R-201 Cherokee Arrow III, N25DT: Incident occurred June 13, 2019 at Apple Valley Airport (KAPV), San Bernardino County, California

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

Gear collapse on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N25DT

Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N25DT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: APPLE VALLEY
State: CALIFORNIA

Experimental Cub, N9WU: Accident occurred June 13, 2019 in Stanley, Custer County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9WU

Location: Stanley, ID
Accident Number: WPR19LA170
Date & Time: 06/13/2019, 1320 MDT
Registration: N9WU
Aircraft: JAMES Experimental Cub
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 13, 2019, about 1320 mountain daylight time, a tailwheel equipped experimental cub N9WU, was substantially damaged after it impacted mountainous terrain during cruise flight near Stanley, Idaho. The pilot/owner and passenger received serious injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the owner under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed from the Burley Municipal Airport (BYI), Burley, Idaho, at an undetermined time, and was destined for Johnson Creek Airport (3U2), Yellow Pine, Idaho.

According to the pilot, they encountered turbulence in the vicinity of the Sawtooth Mountain Range. He reported that as the flight continued they encountered severe turbulence and he heard a pop sound. A few seconds later the right wing began to shake "violently." He slowed the airplane down and began to look for a place to land. At that point the pilot stated that he still had control over the airplane. The airplane encountered another turbulence event and the pilot lost airplane control; the airplane entered a spiral and eventually impacted the ground.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JAMES
Registration: N9WU
Model/Series: Experimental Cub
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Burley, ID (BYI)
Destination: Yellow Pine, ID (3U2)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 44.178333, -114.891667 (est)



STANLEY, Idaho (CBS 2) — A plane crashed in Stanley Thursday afternoon.

A CBS 2 viewer, Josh Graham, sent this photo of the plane on a hillside not far from the Stanley airstrip.

Josh tells us he also saw a medical helicopter land and take the occupants out on stretchers, but he couldn't say how many or what condition they were in. Lifeflight confirmed it was called to Stanley but could provide no additional details.

The Custer County Sheriff's dispatch will say only that they're investigating.

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

Kolb TwinStar TSP-1, N217JM: Accident occurred June 13, 2019 at Hector Municipal Airport (1D6), Renville County, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kolb Aircraft Company; London, Kentucky

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N217JM

Location: Hector, MN
Accident Number: CEN19LA176
Date & Time: 06/13/2019, 0950 CDT
Registration: N217JM
Aircraft: Kolb KOLB TWINSTAR TSP 1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 13, 2019, about 0950 central daylight time, an amateur-built Kolb Twinstar TSP-1, N217JM, experienced an inflight structural failure and landed hard at Hector Municipal Airport (1D6), Hector, Minnesota. The pilot was not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight had just departed 1D6 before the accident.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot had recently completed maintenance on the airplane on June 2, 2019 and was completing a maintenance test flight.

The pilot stated that he climbed to 500 ft above ground level and had been in the air about 15 minutes when the airplane began to oscillate up and down. He had difficultly maintaining control so he made a rapid descent toward the airport. During the rapid descent the oscillation and shaking reduced, but as he arrested the descent the airplane oscillated violently. The pilot made a hard landing on the grass runway.

A postaccident examination of the airframe revealed that the tubular empennage structure had fractured at the "H section" and was separated.


Figure 1 - Accident site

The fractured component was retained for metallurgical examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Kolb
Registration: N217JM
Model/Series: KOLB TWINSTAR TSP 1 III
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hector, MN (1D6)
Destination: Hector, MN (1D6)

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: 44.730833, -94.716389 (est)

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Air Tractor AT-502B, N103CK; accident occurred June 13, 2019 at Kornegay Private Airport (53XS), San Benito, Cameron County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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/N103CK


Location: San Benito, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA339
Date & Time: 06/13/2019, 1630 CDT
Registration: N103CK
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff with a "heavy load" from a 2,600-ft-long private runway, the airplane lifted off, but "due to a shifting wind and high density altitude," the airplane aerodynamically stalled and impacted a field at the end of the runway. The airplane nosed over and was consumed by a postimpact fire.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

The pilot reported that the airplane's gross weight at the time of the accident was 9,350 lbs, and the manufacturer's maximum gross takeoff weight was 9,400 lbs.

An automated weather observation station located 6 miles north of the accident site reported that, about 37 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 190° at 10 knots, 10 statute miles visibility, scattered clouds at 5,000 ft, temperature 90° F, dew point 70° F, and altimeter setting 30.04 inches of mercury. The same automated station reported that, about 22 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 040° at 6 knots. The airplane was departing from runway 12.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper decision to take off with the airplane near its maximum allowable gross takeoff weight and his subsequent exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Findings

Aircraft
Angle of attack - Capability exceeded (Cause)
Maximum weight - Not specified (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Aerodynamic stall/spin (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Nose over/nose down
Fire/smoke (non-impact)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 28, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/11/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/04/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3200 hours (Total, all aircraft), 900 hours (Total, this make and model), 3000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 350 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 300 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N103CK
Model/Series: AT502 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 502B-2795
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/17/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 9400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 3700 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: P&W Canada
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-34AG
Registered Owner: Sun Valley Dusting Co
Rated Power: 750 hp
Operator: Sun Valley Dusting Co
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHRL, 34 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 324°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: San Benito, TX (53XS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: San Benito, TX (53XS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1630 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: KORNEGAY PRIVATE (53XS)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 30 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2600 ft / 20 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.148056, -97.590000 (est)

Airport Occurrence: Cessna 152, N6132Q and Cessna 152, N152TR; accident occurred June 11, 2019 at Majors Airport (KGVT), Greenville, Hunt County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

N152TR Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

N152TR Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N152TR


Location: Greenville, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA346A
Date & Time: 06/11/2019, 1530 CDT
Registration: N152TR
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Airport occurrence
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

According to a representative of the flight school, both airplanes were operated single pilot, by pilot rated students performing separate pilot in command skills building training flights. Both airplanes landed at the same airport after a short cross-country flight. Following a short break, the pilots entered their respective airplanes and taxied to the runway. The pilot in the lead airplane pulled to the right side of the taxiway to allow the following airplane to pass. The pilot of the following airplane was looking at his onboard navigation device as he attempted to pass on the left side of the lead airplane, and his right wing struck the left wing of the lead airplane.

Both pilots shut down their airplanes, exited and assessed the damage. Both pilots determined that the damage was inconsequential and departed for the next leg of their training flight.

Further examination by the flight school's maintenance department, revealed that substantial damage was sustained to the left wing aileron of the stationary airplane, and to three right-wing ribs of the passing airplane.

Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplanes that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:21, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/22/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 91 hours (Total, all aircraft), 83 hours (Total, this make and model), 29 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 53 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 32 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:Cessna 
Registration: N152TR
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15281247
Landing Gear Type:Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/06/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 14851.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Registered Owner: Us Aviation Group Llc
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operator: Us Aviation Group Llc
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: KGVT, 535 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2155 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 9500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Greenville, TX (GVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sherman/Denison, TX (GYI)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1530 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Majors Airport (GVT)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 534 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
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: 33.067778, -96.065278 (est)

N6132Q Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 


N6132Q Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N6132Q

Location: Greenville, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA346B
Date & Time: 06/11/2019, 1530 CDT
Registration: N6132Q
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Airport occurrence
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

According to a representative of the flight school, both airplanes were operated single pilot, by pilot rated students performing separate pilot in command skills building training flights. Both airplanes landed at the same airport after a short cross-country flight. Following a short break, the pilots entered their respective airplanes and taxied to the runway. The pilot in the lead airplane pulled to the right side of the taxiway to allow the following airplane to pass. The pilot of the following airplane was looking at his onboard navigation device as he attempted to pass on the left side of the lead airplane, and his right wing struck the left wing of the lead airplane.

Both pilots shut down their airplanes, exited and assessed the damage. Both pilots determined that the damage was inconsequential and departed for the next leg of their training flight.

Further examination by the flight school's maintenance department, revealed that substantial damage was sustained to the left wing aileron of the stationary airplane, and to three right-wing ribs of the passing airplane.

Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 21, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/24/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 79.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 40.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 17.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6132Q
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15285156
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 17993.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Registered Owner: U S Aviation Group Llc
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operator: U S Aviation Group Llc
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: KGVT, 535 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2155 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 9500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Greenville, TX (GVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sherman/Denison, TX (GYI)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1530 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Majors Airport (GVT)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 534 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
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: 33.067778, -96.065278 (est)

Incident occurred June 13, 2019 in Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Could not get aircraft to stop on runway after emergency landing.


https://registry.faa.gov/N2425A 


Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 18:26:00Z
Regis#: N2425A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

American Airlines, Boeing 737-823, N921NN: Incident occurred June 13, 2019 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Blown tire upon landing.


https://registry.faa.gov/N921NN 


Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N921NN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL1373
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

Stoney Creek Aviation CCX-2000, N441JM: Incident occurred June 13, 2019 at Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field (KYKM), Yakima County, Washington

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

Ground looped upon landing.

Stoney Creek Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N441JM

Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 18:07:00Z
Regis#: N441JM
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: 2000
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: YAKIMA
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, N72VK: Incident occurred June 13, 2019 at Waukesha County Airport (KUES), Wisconsin

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

Aircraft veered off runway after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N72VK

Date: 13-JUN-19
Time: 16:46:00Z
Regis#: N72VK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 510
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WAUKESHA
State: WISCONSIN




WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (CBS 58) -- Officials say an airplane slid off the runway at Waukesha County Airport around 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

The incident involved a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang plane arriving from Arkansas, according to Airport Director Kurt Stanich.

Stanich says in addition to the pilot, one passenger was on board.

There were no injuries, and the aircraft did not appear to sustain any damage.

The airport was closed for about 45 minutes and was fully operational by about 1:30 p.m.

Stanich says the airport is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause of the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs58.com




WAUKESHA — An aircraft landing at Crites Field in Waukesha ran off the runway and onto a grassy area on Thursday, June 13.

The airport director for Crites Field tells FOX6 News there were two persons on board the Cessna 510 Citation at the time of the runoff. Nobody was injured and the plane also was not damaged.

Airport officials say the plane was coming from Arkansas.

The airport was shut down for almost an hour as representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board investigated the scene.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://fox6now.com

Loss of Engine Power (Partial): ERCO Ercoupe 415-C, N87294, accident occurred June 13, 2019 near Holly Lake Ranch Airport (16TE), Hawkins, Wood County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N87294



Location: Hawkins, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA167
Date & Time: 06/13/2019, 0856 CDT
Registration: N87294
Aircraft: Ercoupe 415
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 13, 2019, at 0856 central daylight time, an Ercoupe 415-C, N87294, struck a tree and impacted terrain one mile east of Holly Lake Ranch Airport (16TE), Hawkins, Texas. The private pilot and his passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the flight that originated in Henderson (RFI), Texas, about 0830.

The pilot told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he and his granddaughter had flown to RFI where he purchased 25 gallons of fuel, filling the airplane to capacity. They were returning to their home base. The pilot said he could not recall anything about the accident except for hitting the tree.

His passenger told the inspector that they had just made the turn onto final approach to runway 9 when the engine started running rough and the propeller "slowed down." She said the pilot attempted to restore engine power, but to no avail. They both saw the tree. The pilot tried to pull up, but it was not soon enough, and the airplane struck the tree. The inspector said the tree was about 40 ft tall, about 550 ft from the runway threshold, and was situated about 70 ft north of the extended runway centerline.

The inspector noted that the right wing was compressed, the empennage was buckled, and the forward portion of the fuselage was bent. There were no known witnesses to the accident. The engine was later examined by FAA inspectors. No anomalies were found. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 88, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 900 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ercoupe
Registration: N87294
Model/Series: 415 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 467
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1260 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: C-75-12
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 75 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: KJXI, 416 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0855 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Henderson, TX (KRFI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hawkins, TX (16TE)
Type of Clearance:None 
Departure Time: 0830 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Holly Lake Ranch (16TE)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 409 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2700 ft / 30 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 32.697778, -95.213611



WOOD COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A pilot and passenger are hospitalized Thursday night, after a plane crash near an East Texas airfield.

First responders say the ERCO Ercoupe 415-C plane went down just before 9 a.m. on FM 2869, between Hawkins and Holly Lake Ranch.

First responders were only a mile away when they got the call that a small aircraft had crashed on an open field.

Nearby neighbor Ray Peterson arrived shortly after the crash.

“I saw somebody in the cockpit; you could see them moving around like they were checking or turning off the electronics,” he says.

The pilot and passenger were still inside the plane, which was tipped up on its nose.

“It was kind of pitched up. Kind of in line with the airport runway here. They hadn’t gone over and tried to extract them yet,” Peterson says.

A perimeter was set up for safety due to a fuel leak.

“We had to ensure there was no fire; in this case fuel was leaking so we had to take care of that. There’s still fuel leaking and that’s why we’re here,” said assistant chief Bill Bollinger of the Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Investigators say the aircraft was on final approach to the airstrip, less than 200 yards away.

Emergency crews had to cut the pilot and passenger out of the plane.

"We used the jaws of life to extract two people from the plane. Both sent to the hospital," Bollinger says.

It’s not known whether the crash was due to mechanical issues or pilot error.

The extent of the pilots and passengers injuries were not released.

The Federal Aviation Administration reports the plane crashed under unknown circumstances and they, along with National Transportation Safety Board, will be investigating the crash.

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


The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the crash of a ERCO Ercoupe 415-C plane in a field behind the Holly Lake Car Care car wash in Wood County on Thursday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said two people, a pilot and a passenger, were injured when an Ercoupe 415-C that is registered to Willie Herman Vawter, 88, of Hawkins, went down near the 2400 block of Farm-to-Market Road 2869.

The pilot reportedly was on final approach to the Holly Lake Ranch Airport, according to Holly Lake Ranch Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Bollinger. Emergency personnel responded to the crash of the ERCO Ercoupe 415-C at 8:55 a.m.

First responders used the Jaws of Life to remove the occupants before they were taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The extent of injuries the pair sustained is unknown at this time.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the crash site about 3:30 p.m. and took over the investigation.

Department of Public Safety said no structures were damaged.

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






WOOD COUNTY, Texas — Two people were injured following a Thursday morning plane crash in the Holly Lake area of Wood County. 

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the ERCO Ercoupe 415-C plane went down near 2426 Farm-to-Market Road 2869, behind Holly Lake Car Care. The crash site is directly across from the Holly Lake Ranch Airport, a private airpark in the area.

Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Bill Bollinger says his department was called to the scene of the crash around 8:55 a.m. The plane was making its final approach to the Holly Lake Ranch Airport, which was the home base for the aircraft, when it went down, according to Assistant Chief Bollinger. 

Officials discovered two people, the pilot and a passenger, in the plane. First responders were able to use the "jaws of life" to remove the occupants before they were taken to a local hospital. The extent of injuries the pair sustained is unknown at this time.

Officials tell CBS19 the plane is leaking fuel and a perimeter has been set up in case a fire starts.

The ERCO Ercoupe 415-C is registered to Willie Herman Vawter, 88, of Hawkins, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation into the crash. The FAA arrived at the scene Thursday afternoon.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.cbs19.tv