Monday, June 17, 2019

United Airlines, Boeing 737-900, N53442: Incident occurred June 16, 2019 at McCarran International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Nevada

Diverted to Las Vegas due to engine issue.

https://registry.faa.gov/N53442

Date: 17-JUN-19
Time: 01:23:00Z
Regis#: N53442
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737-900
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL710
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

United Airlines, Boeing 757-200, N26123: Accident occurred June 15, 2019 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey

Hard landing causing blown tire and runway departure.

https://registry.faa.gov/N26123

Date: 15-JUN-19
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N26123
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 757-200
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL627
City: NEWARK
State: NEW JERSEY

Newark Liberty International Airport halted flights on Saturday while it worked to remove a United Airlines plane that landed on the runway with blown-out tires.

Flight 627 from Denver International Airport touched down on Runway 22 at 1 p.m. and veered to the left side of the pavement after several of its tires went flat, the Federal Aviation Administration wrote in a statement.

Tires on the plane's left main landing gear appear to have burst as the plane was landing, the agency said. The gear became stuck in a grassy area after the landing.

None of the plane’s 166 passengers needed to be taken to the hospital, United wrote in a statement. Those that had minor injuries refused medical attention from paramedics that were called to the site.

Newark Liberty halted all flights while passengers disembarked and the plane was towed off the airfield. 

Flights resumed about two hours after the incident but delays were expected to continue, the airport tweeted.

The FAA said the agency was en route to the site to begin an investigation. United said it was assessing the plane for damage.

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

Piper PA-28-181, N8273V: Incident occurred June 14, 2019 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (KRDU), North Carolina

Aircraft overran runway on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8273V

Date: 14-JUN-19
Time: 22:31:44Z
Regis#: N8273V
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RALEIGH
State: NORTH CAROLINA

American Airlines, Boeing 767-300, N397AN: Incidents occurred March 09, 2020 and June 15, 2019 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 09, 2020: Aircraft struck a flock of geese on approach causing damage to the left angle-of-attack (AOA) sensor.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N397AN

Date: 09-MAR-20
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N397AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 767
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: AAL2562
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

June 15, 2019: Bird strike on landing.

Date: 15-JUN-19
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N350AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 767-300
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: AAL735
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Dynamic Rollover: Robinson R22 Beta, N511HE; accident occurred June 15, 2019 at Bulverde Airpark (1T8), San Antonio, 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/N511HE


Location: San Antonio, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA347
Date & Time: 06/15/2019, 1320 CDT
Registration: N511HE
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Dynamic rollover
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

Analysis 

The flight instructor in the helicopter reported that, while the pilot receiving instruction was practicing "slope landings" in the tall grass adjacent to an asphalt runway, he was shadowing the flight controls. He added that the pilot moved the cyclic left. The instructor was unable to correct, and the helicopter experienced a dynamic rollover and impacted terrain.

As a recommendation, the instructor reported that the accident could have been prevented by not practicing slope landings in tall grass. He added that the helicopter contacted the terrain sooner than expected due to the tall grass.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and firewall.

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

An automated weather observation station located about 12 miles south of the accident site reported that, about 29 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 170° at 15 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The same automated station reported that, about 9 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 180° at 9 knots. The pilot was landing to the south. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot receiving instruction's improper cyclic control input during landing, which resulted in a dynamic rollover, and the flight instructor's improper decision to practice landings in tall grass in gusting wind conditions.

Findings

Aircraft
Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Decision making/judgment - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)
Use of equip/system - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Gusts - Decision related to condition (Cause) 
Gusts - Effect on operation 

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Dynamic rollover (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/11/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 14500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11000 hours (Total, this make and model), 14400 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/16/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/30/2015
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 100 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N511HE
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3738
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/09/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1370 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5860.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-J2A
Registered Owner: Heliflight Leasing Llc
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: HELICOPTER EXPERTS INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:   Pilot School (141); Agricultural Aircraft (137); Rotorcraft External Load (133); On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: H2EA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSAT, 789 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1329 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 188°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: San Antonio, TX (1T8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: San Antonio, TX (1T8)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BULVERDE AIRPARK (1T8)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1080 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2890 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.739167, -98.451389 (est)

Mooney M20F Executive, N3535X: Incident occurred June 16, 2019 at Rafter J Airport (3TX9), Burleson, Johnson County, Texas and accident occurred April 19, 2018 at Bulverde Airpark (1T8), San Antonio, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas 

June 16, 2019:  Aircraft veered off runway upon landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3535X

Date: 16-JUN-19
Time: 20:22:00Z
Regis#: N3535X
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLESON
State: 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


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

Location: Bulverde, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA233
Date & Time: 04/19/2018, 1655 CDT
Registration: N3535X
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry 

Analysis 

According to the pilot who occupied the right front seat, during the flight, the engine started to run roughly. He added that, during landing, the airplane was fast and high, and it touched down about 1,200 ft past the approach end of the 2,890-ft-long runway. A pilot-rated passenger occupied the left front seat, which was the only position configured with brakes. The pilot-rated passenger applied the brakes during the landing roll, and the pilot maneuvered the airplane to exit the left side of the runway to avoid a runway overrun and impact with a fence. The airplane exited the left side of the runway, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane subsequently skidded to a stop in the grass safety area.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft section of the fuselage.

During an interview with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge, a flight instructor, who was seated in the rear of the airplane during the flight, reported that the airplane touched down about 100 knots with between 40 and 60 percent of the runway remaining.

According to the manufacturer's airplane operator manual, the minimum runway landing roll distance at sea level is 785 ft when the ground speed is 70 knots.

The METAR at the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 07° at 12 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The airport field elevation was 789 ft, and the pilot landed the airplane on runway 34.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's unstabilized approach, which resulted in the airplane landing long and fast, and the pilot's subsequent decision to steer the airplane off the side of the runway to avoid a runway overrun.

Findings

Aircraft
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Airspeed - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute
Fuel starvation (Defining event)

Landing-landing roll
Runway excursion

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/12/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1228.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 308 hours (Total, this make and model), 1114 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 17, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/05/2018
Flight Time: 70 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Registration: N3535X
Model/Series: M20F NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 670072
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/31/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2740 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4475 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-A1A
Registered Owner: Zulu Aviation Corp.
Rated Power: 200 hp
Operator: Zulu Aviation Corp.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSAT, 789 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2151 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 188°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots / 17 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fort Worth, TX (FTW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Bulverde, TX (1T8)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1515 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: BULVERDE AIRPARK (1T8)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1080 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2890 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Forced Landing; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  29.739167, -98.451111 (est)

Just Aircraft Highlander, N324SB: Accident occurred June 13, 2019 at Rockin M Airport (T14), Quinlan, Hunt 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 Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N324SB

Location: Quinlan, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA173
Date & Time: 06/13/2019, 1935 CDT
Registration: N324SB
Aircraft: JUST AIRCRAFT HIGHLANDER
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 13, 2019, about 1935 central daylight time, an amateur-built Just Aircraft Highlander airplane, N324SB, impacted terrain during initial climb from Rockin M Airport (T14), Quinlan, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

According to the pilot, he performed several solo takeoffs from T14, with a ground roll about 200 ft. He returned to pick up the passenger and they lifted off after a ground roll of 400 ft, which was about 400 ft from the end of the runway. During the initial climb, the airplane performed poorly and "felt sluggish" on the flight controls. Unable to clear tall trees about 300 ft beyond the end of the runway without potentially stalling the airplane, the pilot elected to pitch the nose down and impacted into shorter trees, damaging the right wing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JUST AIRCRAFT
Registration: N324SB
Model/Series: HIGHLANDER
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: KTRL, 475 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Quinlan, TX (T14)
Destination: Quinlan, TX (T14)

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:  32.952500, -96.095833 (est)

American Airlines, Airbus A321, N510UW: Incident occurred June 15, 2019 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Texas

Pilot reported striking small solid object on initial climb.

https://registry.faa.gov/N510UW

Date: 15-JUN-19
Time: 03:46:00Z
Regis#: N510UW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL446
City: DFW
State: TEXAS

American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon, N12KD: Incident occurred June 15, 2019 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD), Weber County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Ground looped upon landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N12KD

Date: 15-JUN-19
Time: 16:16:00Z
Regis#: N12KD
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 8KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OGDEN
State: UTAH

Tecnam P92 Eaglet, N353TA: Incident occurred June 14, 2019 at Hanover County Municipal Airport (KOFP), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Right main landing gear collapse after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N353TA

Date: 14-JUN-19
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N353TA
Aircraft Make: TECNAM
Aircraft Model: P92
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HANOVER
State: VIRGINIA

Van's RV-6, N696SH: Accident occurred June 14, 2019 at Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

https://registry.faa.gov/N696SH

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA351
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 2019 in Culpepper, VA
Aircraft: Vans VANS ACFT RV 6, registration: N696SH

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.

Date: 14-JUN-19
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N696SH
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91
City: CULPEPER
State: VIRGINIA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N24529: Incident occurred June 16, 2019 at Snohomish County Airport (KPAE), Everett, Washington

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

Veered off runway while landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N24529

Date: 16-JUN-19
Time: 15:54:00Z
Regis#: N24529
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EVERETT
State: WASHINGTON

Aeronca 7DC Champion, N83056: Incident occurred June 16, 2019 in Spokane, Washington

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

Ground looped on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N83056

Date: 16-JUN-19
Time: 19:64:00Z
Regis#: N83056
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: CHAMPION
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPOKANE
State: WASHINGTON

SkyRanger, N106RK: Accident occurred June 14, 2019 near Green Landings Airport (WV22), Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N106RK

Location: Hedgesville, WV
Accident Number: CEN19LA172
Date & Time: 06/14/2019, 1915 EDT
Registration: N106RK
Aircraft: KARNS SKY RANGER
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 14, 2019, at 1915 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built light sport Karns Sky Ranger, N106RK, impacted terrain following a loss of engine power during a departure climb from runway 21 at Green Landings Private Residential Airpark (WV22) near Hedgesville, WV. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the passenger under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: KARNS
Registration: N106RK
Model/Series: SKY RANGER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Passenger
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MRB, 565 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hedgesville, WV
Destination:

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: 39.574722, -77.971389 (est)



HEDGESVILLE, West Virginia — Saturday morning was surreal for Misty Criswell, who just hours earlier watched a plane with two people in it crash into her husband’s truck before coming to rest upside down in her front yard.

The accident happened shortly after the plane took off from the Green Landings Airport, a private airstrip that borders the North Ridge subdivision. It was reported to authorities at 6:53 p.m.

A female passenger was flown to a hospital for treatment of a serious leg injury and the male pilot was taken to Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Wilson said.

No one on the ground was injured. The identities and conditions of the victims were not available.

Instead of going out of town as planned, Criswell and her husband, Steve, surveyed the scene Saturday with neighbors while awaiting word from a federal official on when the wreckage would be removed.

There was also a sense of déjà vu since this was the third time a plane had crashed in her neighborhood since she’d moved there 12 years ago. One was in 2011, another in 2014, she said.

This time it was literally on her front doorstep, she said, adding that she’d noticed the plane Friday evening when its “engine began to sputter and it just didn’t sound right.”

“I turned around and saw the plane hit the ground across the street, and hit our neighbor’s fence. But then it came back up and was heading straight toward me. I really thought it was going to hit my house with my husband and daughter inside, but somehow I think he was able to turn it,” she said.

“Then I saw the plane hit the truck which weighs like 8,000 pounds and roll it on its side,” she said. “Then the plane flipped over on its top, so that’s when I called 911. It was very traumatic.”

G. Cooper Towers III, a Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector, normally works out of an agency office near Baltimore but came from Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Saturday morning to begin his investigation at the crash site.

He said the wrecked plane is a “Skyranger single-engine, high-wing experimental home-built that somebody built with plans that they probably got from a manufacturer that designs aircraft and sells components to the public.”

Information gathered at the site, including witness statements, will be compiled and also shared with the National Transportation Safety Board, he said.

His agency report should be completed in about a month, but the NTSB report usually takes about 12 months to be released, he said.

“The NTSB is tasked with determining the cause of accidents. We are tasked with determining whether there is pilot or aircraft issue. So if the aircraft had a maintenance issue or if the pilot had a flying issue then we get involved. We do the accident investigation,” he said.

Towers also visited the airstrip and said another staff member would likely return to more closely examine the wrecked plane.

During his site visit, Towers also met with airstrip owner Kevin Green and made plans to have the wreckage removed from the residence.

Green said the turf landing strip opened in 1996 and about a dozen planes currently use his facility. It is private and individuals have their own hangers, he said.

He said pilots make their own decisions about weather conditions and whether to fly.

“That is always up to the pilot. It is a pilot-in-command situation every time they depart the ground,” he said. “Weather is not part of our jurisdiction. There is nothing we can enforce except opening and shutting down the strip.”

Since he lives at his airstrip, Green said he’d seen the airplane take off and also remembers hearing the engine sputtering, but didn’t see the wreckage until after getting a call about the accident.

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Delta Air Lines, Airbus A321-200, N350DN: Incident occurred June 14, 2019 at Cheyenne Regional Airport (KCYS), Laramie County, Wyoming

Aft cargo smoke alarm.

https://registry.faa.gov/N350DN

Date: 14-JUN-19
Time: 21:06:00Z
Regis#: N350DN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL2122
City: CHEYENNE
State: WYOMING

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C, N9754J: Fatal accident occurred June 14, 2019 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas


Kennedy’s Funeral & Jay’s Medical Expenses


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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9754J 

Location: Huntsville, TX
Accident Number: CEN19FA170
Date & Time: 06/14/2019, 1828 CDT
Registration: N9754J
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 14, 2019, about 1828 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-180 airplane, N9754J, was destroyed when it impacted trees and terrain following a loss of engine power while approaching to land at the Huntsville Municipal Airport (UTS), Huntsville, Texas. The pilot received serious injuries and the passenger was fatally injured. The aircraft was registered to AMWR LLC and operated by the General Chennault Flying Tiger Academy under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), Conroe, Texas about 1754, with intended landings at Livingston Municipal Airport (00R) and UTS.

The airplane impacted trees and terrain about 6 nautical miles east-northeast of UTS. The accident site was heavly wooded and the first identified tree was impacted about 50 ft above ground level. The fuselage came to rest about 100 ft and 300 degrees from the initial tree impact.The outboard right wing was located between the initial tree impact and the fuselage and the left wing and the right wing root were located next to the fuselage. One stabilator half was located near the outboard right wing and the other stabilator half was located near the engine. The engine came to rest at the forward end of the fuselage. It was broken loose from the fusealage at the engine mounts and remained partially attached by hoses and engine control cables.

The elevator control system remained intact and functional from the control yokes aft to the center stabilator spar. The rudder control system remained intact and functional from the rudder pedals aft to the rudder. The aileron control system exhibited two breaks in the control cabling leading to the right aileron control bellcrank. The breaks exhibited signatures consistent with overload failure. The right aileron bellcrank remained attached to the wing structure and the pushrod remained attached to the aileron and the bellcrank. The left aileron bellcrank had been ripped from the structure and the pushrod was broken at the pushrod spherical end fitting. The remainder of the pushrod remained attached to the aileron. The aileron cables from the wing roots forward to the control yokes remained intact.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N9754J
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Awmr Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KUTS, 363 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Conroe, TX (CXO)
Destination: Conroe, TX (CXO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:  30.782500, -95.487500
  
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. 


Kennedy Lynne O'Malley

Kennedy Lynne O’Malley, 20, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away tragically on June 14, 2019. Kennedy was born April 8, 1999, in Conroe, Texas, the daughter of Lori (Alan) Rutherford and Pat O’Malley both of Montgomery. Kennedy was survived by her longtime love, Jay Bevin West III.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Cameron Elliott of Montgomery; two nieces, Prezli and Paezli Elliott; one nephew, Paxton Elliott; her grandparents, Linda (John) Daniel of Nashville, TN; Bill (Cathy) O’Malley of Pinehurst, NC; and Sherron Brooks of Montgomery.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Margaret (Peggy) Sue O’Malley.

Kennedy graduated from Montgomery High School in 2018. She was employed as Assistant Director of Go ‘n Play Childcare on Walden Rd in Montgomery. She had also attended Lone Star College.


Kennedy will be missed for her loving heart, her unfailing loyalty, her infectious laugh, and most of all for her beautiful smile that could light up the darkest day. Shine on sweet Kennedy in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior until we meet again.


HUNTSVILLE, Texas - The two victims involved in Friday evening's plane crash in Walker County have now been identified.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the pilot is 20-year-old Jay West III, who was in the plane with his girlfriend, 20-year-old Kennedy O'Malley.
West was transported to Memorial Herman hospital but O’Malley did not survive the crash. 

The owner of Go-N-Play where O’Malley worked as an assistant director says O’Malley was a vibrant person and hard worker who will be deeply missed by her community. The owner says O’Malley loved flying with West and the two were supposed to be gone for two hours the day of the crash.

A close friend of West said he is currently undergoing another operation since the crash and is recovering in the hospital.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A deadly plane crash was reported in Huntsville, the Walker County Sheriff's Office confirmed Saturday morning. 

The crash was reported in the 2600 block of Highway 19. The Texas Department of Public Safety said a male pilot was removed from the plane and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. 

A female passenger was reported dead at the scene. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said engine trouble was likely to blame for the accident. The FAA said the plane was making a short trip from Conroe to Livingston Friday and was on its way back to Conroe when the plane went down in the wooded area of Walker County. FAA officials said the engine issues kept the pilot from being able to maintain the proper altitude. 

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation. The identities of the two people involved have not yet been released.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (WTHR) - One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a plane crash in southeast Texas.

The Walker County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported in Huntsville Saturday morning.

Officials say a male pilot was removed from the plane and transported to a nearby hospital.

A female passenger was reported dead at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration said engine trouble was likely to blame for the accident.

The FAA says the plane was on its way from Livingston to Conroe Friday night when it went down in a wooded area of Walker County.

The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation.

The identities of the two people involved have not yet been released.

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