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)

Loss of Lift: Just Aircraft Highlander, N324SB; accident occurred June 12, 2019 at Rockin M Airport (T14), Quinlan, Hunt County, Texas








Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Quinlan, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN19LA173
Date & Time: June 12, 2019, 19:35 Local
Registration: N324SB
Aircraft: JUST AIRCRAFT HIGHLANDER 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of lift 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot was practicing short-field takeoffs from a 3,120-ft soft, turf runway with 800 ft available; the airplane lifted off the ground with about 400 ft of runway remaining. According to the pilot, a light crosswind was present during the takeoff, but the wind may have shifted to a quartering tailwind. During initial climb, the pilot stated he attempted to accelerate briefly in ground effort and subsequently noticed the airplane was climbing poorly and the flight controls "felt sluggish." Unable to clear a line of trees about 300 ft beyond the end of the runway, the pilot pitched down to avoid stalling the airplane and impacted trees.

Postaccident examination revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Based on the airplane's weight and the ambient conditions, the manufacturer specified that a takeoff distance to clear a 50-ft obstacle was about 920 ft. With a 5 knot tailwind, the takeoff distance to clear a 50 ft obstacle was about 1,100 ft. Further, during the initial climb toward oncoming trees, with little margin for error, the pilot most likely did not adequately accelerate the airplane while in ground effect, as is needed for a soft-field takeoff. Instead, the pilot most likely attempted to climb at a slow speed, which resulted in a settling effect and the inability to clear trees near the departure end of the runway.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's decision to depart with minimal runway available and his improper soft-field takeoff procedure, which resulted in impact with trees due to a slow airspeed and settling effect during climbout. 

Findings

Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Airspeed - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Climb capability - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Takeoff distance - Capability exceeded
Personnel issues Incorrect action performance - Pilot
Personnel issues Performance calculations - Pilot

Factual Information

***This factual report was modified on October 22, 2020. Please see the docket for the original report.***

On June 13, 2019, about 1935 central daylight time, an amateur-built Just Aircraft Highlander airplane, N324SB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Rockin M Airport (T14), Quinlan, Texas. The pilot suffered minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot was practicing short-field takeoffs that included use of soft-field takeoff procedures to clear a 50 ft obstacle at T14. The airport owner marked a starting position about 800 ft from the end of the 3,120 ft runway and a line of trees was located about 300 ft beyond the end of the runway. From the marked starting position on the runway, the pilot performed three solo takeoffs with a ground roll of about 200 ft.

After the practice takeoffs, the pilot returned to load the passenger and they lifted off with a ground roll of about 400 ft. During the soft-field takeoff procedure, the pilot stated he attempted to accelerate briefly in ground effect before climbing out. He noticed the airplane was performing poorly and the flight controls "felt sluggish." Unable to clear trees off the end of the runway without potentially stalling the airplane, the pilot elected to pitch the nose down and then impacted into shorter trees, damaging the right wing.

Postaccident examination of the airplane and engine test runs revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot stated the airplane's weight was about 60 lbs less than maximum gross and that a light crosswind was present that may have shifted to a light quartering tailwind. Manufacturer specifications predicted takeoff distance to clear a 50 ft obstacle as 800 ft. The pilot operating handbook recommended increasing takeoff distance by 10% for each 1,000 ft that field elevation was above sea level, 10% for each 18°F that temperature was above 60°F, and 20% for each 5 knots of tailwind. Based on the ambient conditions at the time of the accident, predicted takeoff distance to clear a 50 ft obstacle was about 920 ft without any tailwind and about 1,100 ft with 5 knots of tailwind.

The Federal Aviation Administration Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-38) contains the following information for a soft-field takeoff:

After the airplane becomes airborne, the pilot should gently lower the nose with the wheels clear of the surface to allow the airplane to accelerate to Vy, or Vx if obstacles must be cleared. … An attempt to climb prematurely or too steeply may cause the airplane to settle back to the surface as a result of the loss of ground effect. … During the transition out of the ground effect area, the pilot should not attempt to climb out of ground effect before reaching the sufficient climb airspeed, as this may result in the airplane being unable to climb further, even with full power applied. Therefore, it is essential that the airplane remain in ground effect until at least Vx is reached.

History of Flight

Prior to flight Preflight or dispatch event
Initial climb Loss of lift (Defining event)
Initial climb Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land; Multiengine sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 28, 2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 17, 2018
Flight Time: 10921 hours (Total, all aircraft), 19 hours (Total, this make and model), 10045 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 299 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 127 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Passenger Information

Certificate: Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JUST AIRCRAFT
Registration: N324SB
Model/Series: HIGHLANDER 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: JAESC0158
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: February 21, 2019 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 567 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 100 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTRL,475 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 19:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 211°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 100° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Quinlan, TX (T14)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Quinlan, TX (T14) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 19:45 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Rockin M T14 
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 473 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Soft
Runway Used: 36 
IFR  Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3120 ft / 60 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.952499,-96.095832(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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