Monday, June 24, 2019

Waco YMF, N63WC: Accident occurred June 22, 2019 and Incident occurred June 02, 2017 in Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N63WC


Location: Bar Harbor, ME

Accident Number: CEN19LA204
Date & Time: 06/22/2019, 1030 EDT
Registration: N63WC
Aircraft: Waco YMF
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation - Sightseeing 

On June 22, 2019, about 1030 eastern daylight time, a Waco YMF airplane, N63WC, experienced a total loss of engine power while conducting a scenic flight of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine. The airplane was owned by Biplane Rides Over Atlanta, Inc and operated by Acadia Air Tours. The pilot and two passengers were not injured, and the airplane received substantial damage to both wing spar structures and the rudder. The airplane was operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an air tour flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, bar Harbor, Maine.

The pilot reported they had departed for a 25-minute sightseeing tour of Acadia National Park. He stated "all engine controls and the airplane were normal" as they flew around Bar Harbor, past Northeast Harbor and up Somes Sound. About 15 minutes into the flight, the pilot stated there was a loud "crack/bang" from the front of the airplane. The crack/bang was followed by a steady noise for about 10 seconds that sounded "similar to a helicopter" and then the propeller stopped. The pilot said he pitched down to maintain the airplane's airspeed, made a radio call notifying traffic of his emergency, and selected a suitable landing area in the marshland. During landing the airplane impacted a tree with the left wing and as they touched down the airplane flipped over.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Waco
Registration: N63WC
Model/Series: YMF No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
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Visibility:  
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

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


BAR HARBOR — A biplane carrying a pilot and two passengers went down in a marsh near Mount Desert Island high school Saturday morning. All three people were taken to MDI Hospital in ambulances, but injuries were reported to be minor.

Officials have not given a reason for the crash, but people in the area reported hearing the plane’s engine cut out as it flew over Somes Sound late morning, and seeing the plane go down into the trees.

The incident will be reviewed by the National Transportation Safety Board, Bar Harbor Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said in a statement.

The yellow, open cockpit biplane is believed to be owned by the Trenton-based Acadia Air Tours company.

The Bar Harbor police and fire departments received word of the crash at 10:47 a.m., Bartlett said, and the agencies began a search for the three people.

“The search team located the downed plane and occupants quickly with assistance from a Maine Forest Service helicopter” crew, Bartlett said. “The three occupants of the plane were walked out to waiting ambulances” from the Bar Harbor Fire Department and Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service.

The Maine Warden Service, Maine State Police, Hancock County Emergency Management Agency and Acadia National Park also assisted at the scene, Bartlett said.

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





BAR HARBOR (WGME) -- A plane crash near Mount Desert Island High School injured one person Saturday.

According into pictures from the Maine Forest Rangers, the plane landed upside near the Bar Harbor school.

Bar Harbor Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said there were no fatalities in the crash but one person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three people were said to be on board the plane.

Forest rangers responded along with firefighters and police.

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

June 02, 2017:  Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into the grass.

Date: 02-JUN-17
Time: 16:24:00Z
Regis#: N63WC
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: WACO
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: SIGHT SEEING
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BAR HARBOR
State: MAINE

Cessna 350 Corvalis, N241BS: Incident occurred June 23, 2019 at Norwood Memorial Airport (KOWD), Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft veered off runway into grass.

https://registry.faa.gov/N241BS

Date: 23-JUN-19
Time: 14:18:00Z
Regis#: N241BS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 550
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: NORWOOD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Extra EA-300/L, N53NL: Incident occurred June 22, 2019 at Laurence G Hanscom Field Airport (KBED), Bedford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft landed and struck a runway light.

https://registry.faa.gov/N53NL

Date: 22-JUN-19
Time: 17:14:00Z
Regis#: N53NL
Aircraft Make: EXTRA
Aircraft Model: 300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEDFORD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Loss of Control on Ground: Taylorcraft BC12-D, N49368; accident occurred June 21, 2019 at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Lyon County, Nevada

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

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N49368


Location: Yerington, NV

Accident Number: GAA19CA366
Date & Time: 06/21/2019, 1230 PDT
Registration: N49368
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he tied a rope to the tail of his airplane and hand-propped the airplane. The engine started and "the rope snapped." Subsequently, the unmanned airplane collided with a chain-link fence.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/17/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/03/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3287 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1313 hours (Total, this make and model), 3252 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft
Registration: N49368
Model/Series: BC12 D
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7692
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/08/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1280 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4245.54 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONTINENTAL
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C-85-8F
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 85 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: KMEV, 4726 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0900 PDT
Direction from Accident Site: 269°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: 
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Reno, NV (RTS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Yerington Muni (O43)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4381 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: 39.005556, -119.156667 (est)

Cessna 140A, N140PD: Incident occurred June 22, 2019 at Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N), Cape May County, New Jersey





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

Aircraft landed hard and went into a marshy area.

https://registry.faa.gov/N140PD

Date: 23-JUN-19
Time: 14:24:00Z
Regis#: N140PD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OCEAN CITY
State: NEW JERSEY

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N9200B; accident occurred June 22, 2019 at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr Airport (KRVS), Tulsa, Oklahoma

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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/N9200B

Location: Tulsa, OK
Accident Number: GAA19CA368
Date & Time: 06/22/2019, 1500 CDT
Registration: N9200B 
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during a touch-and-go landing in gusting crosswind conditions, after landing, he reached to retract the flaps and added power when the left wing rose. He reduced power and added rudder and aileron to lower the wing. The airplane veered left, and the left main landing gear exited the runway into the grass. The pilot stated that the airplane "tipped to the left," that he "steered into the grass," and that the right horizontal stabilizer impacted a taxiway sign. The pilot taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right horizontal stabilizer and 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 wind was variable from 140° to 190° at 14 knots, gusting to 22 knots. The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 160° at 10 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 19L.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a taxiway sign.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Gusts - Effect on operation
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Sign/marker - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 45, 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: 07/26/2018
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/17/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 226.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 81.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 168.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 12.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9200B
Model/Series: 172 R
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture:2012 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17281620
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Christiansen Aviation Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: Christiansen Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRVS, 638 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3800 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:None 
Destination: Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1430 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR (RVS)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 637 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry 
Runway Used: 19L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4208 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.041111, -95.983056 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Ercoupe 415-C, N415WP; accident occurred June 22, 2019 near North Central State Airport (KSFZ) Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N415WP


Location: Smithfield, RI
Accident Number: CEN19LA213
Date & Time: 06/22/2019, 0551 EDT
Registration: N415WP
Aircraft: Ercoupe 415
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 22, 2019 at 0951 EDT, an Ercoupe 415C airplane, N415WP, impacted in a swamp near North Central State Airport (SFZ), Smithfield, Rhode Island, following a total loss of engine power. The sport pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight within the light sport aircraft category. Day visual meteorological conditions were reported at the accident site and along the route of flight about the time of the accident. The flight originated from North Central State Airport (SFZ), Rhode Island, and was destined for Southbridge Municipal Airport (3B0), Massachusetts.

The pilot was about midway between SFZ and 3B0 when he detected the odor of hot oil. He elected to return to SFZ and land. While on approach to land there was a total loss of engine power and the propeller stopped turning. The pilot landed in a swamp short of the approach end of the runway. The left wing separated from the fuselage during the landing.

The wreckage examination was limited due to damage to the airplane and water immersion. The responding FAA inspector was able to verify the engine rotated and compression was present at each cylinder. Oil was drained from the engine crankcase during recovery. Murky water was present in fuel samples taken from the wreckage and the fuel filter was contaminated by water and slime. The fuel control valve was found in the ON position and the carburetor heat knob was found in the IN/OFF position. The carburetor was impact-separated from the engine. Based on the evidence available, no anomalies were noted with the engine or airframe and the source of the oil smell was not identified.

Weather at SFZ at 0950 was reported as temperature 21° C, dewpoint 13° C, wind 320° at 9 kts, altimeter 29.79. According to the FAA carburetor icing chart the weather conditions were conducive to serious carburetor icing at glide power. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 70, 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: Sport Pilot None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 24 hours (Total, this make and model), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ercoupe
Registration: N415WP
Model/Series: 415 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 770
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/28/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 2182.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 33°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.7 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Smithfield, RI (SFZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Southbridge, MA (3B0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: North Central State Airport (SFZ)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 441 ft
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

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: 41.913056, -71.485278 (est)

Location: Smithfield, RI
Accident Number: CEN19LA213
Date & Time: 06/22/2019, 0551 EDT
Registration: N415WP
Aircraft: Ercoupe 415
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 30, 2019 at 0551 EDT, an Ercoupe 415C airplane, N415WP, impacted a pond near North Central State Airport (SFZ), Smithfield, Rhode Island, following a reported loss of engine power. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the accident site and along the route of flight about the time of the accident.

The pilot was conducting a local flight when he detected the odor of hot oil. He elected to proceed to SFZ and land. While on approach to land there was a total loss of engine power and the propeller stopped turning. The pilot elected to land in a pond short of the approach end of the runway after determining a nearby road was unsafe to land on due to vehicles.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ercoupe
Registration: N415WP
Model/Series: 415 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 41.913056, -71.485278 (est)



SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island (WJAR) — A Ercoupe 415-C plane crashed in a swamp early Saturday morning, according to airport officials.

Bill Fischer, a spokesman for the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, told NBC 10 News it happened just before 10 a.m.

Fischer said the pilot was approaching North Central State Airport when he missed the runway, saying he was half a quarter short.

The pilot reported that he lost power, added Fischer.

He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with minor injuries.

Fischer said both the Federal Aviation Administration and Department Of Environmental Management were notified of the crash.

Original article ➤ https://turnto10.com

Thunder Mustang, N351TM: Incident occurred June 21, 2019 at Woodward Field Airport (KCDN), Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N351TM

Date: 21-JUN-19
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N351TM
Aircraft Make: GEORGE WALTERS
Aircraft Model: THUNDER MUSTANG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CAMDEN
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Controlled Flight into Terrain: Christavia Mk I, N222PN; accident occurred June 22, 2019 at Lancaster County-Mcwhirter Field (LKR), South Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N222PN 


Location: Lancaster, SC
Accident Number: CEN19TA180
Date & Time: 06/22/2019, 0710 EDT
Registration: N222PN
Aircraft: Elmwood CHRISTAVIA
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 22, 2019, about 0710 eastern daylight time, an Elmwood Christavia Mark 1, N222PN, collided with the ground 2,000 yards short of runway 24 at Lancaster County-McWhirter Field (LKR), Lancaster, South Carolina. The private pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the accident. No flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Lancaster County-McWhirter Field (LKR). Lancaster, South Carolina, about 0630.

The pilot did not complete NTSB Form 6120.1-2, Pilot-Operator Aircraft Accident Report. However, he was interviewed by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector after his release from the hospital. According to the inspector, the pilot told him he had been distracted and made the mistake of getting too low and too slow. When he realized he could not make the airport, he made an off-field landing.

The inspector reported both landing gears had separated from the aircraft, the left-wing lift strut was bent and broken, the bottom of the aircraft was damaged, and the right side cabin floor board was broken. The wooden propeller was shattered and bore indications that the engine was running at high power at impact with the ground. There were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 73, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/29/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 200 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Elmwood
Registration: N222PN
Model/Series: CHRISTAVIA 1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: 614
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/28/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: A-65
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 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: LKR, 486 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0715 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 240°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling: Unknown
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / *°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Lancaster, SC (LKR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lancaster, SC (LKR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0630 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lancaster Cnty-McWhirter Fld (LKR)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 486 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6004 ft / 101 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 34.722778, -80.854722 (est)

Robinson R44 Beta II, N445AP: Accident occurred June 21, 2019 in La Ward, Jackson 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; Houston, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N445AP


Location: La Ward, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA178
Date & Time: 06/21/2019, 1221 CDT
Registration: N445AP
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On June 21, 2019, about 1221 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N445AP, was substantially damaged when it impacted a field near La Ward, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

During the aerial application flight to a cotton field the helicopter departed controlled flight for reasons unknown. According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the tailboom separated from the helicopter, the fuselage was wrinkled, the skids collapsed, and the main rotor was impact damaged. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N445AP
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Farm & Ranch Helicopter Service Inc
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: KPSX
Observation Time: 1253 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2400 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots / 23 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: La Ward, TX (TX0)
Destination: La Ward, TX (TX0)

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:





























HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

ROTORCRAFT:   2007 Robinson R44 Raven II, N445AP (S/N 11607)                             
Last annual inspection 11/3/17

TT = 2561.91 hrs

SMOH = 503.51 hrs

Date of last O/H = 10/24/16

ENGINE: Lycoming IO-540-AE1A5 (S/N L-31718-48A)

SMOH = 503.51 hrs

Date of last O/H = 10/21/16 *AEM AA12S
*Bendix/King KY-196A
*Garmin GNS-430
*Garmin GTX-327

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 06/21/19, while operating at a low altitude, the rotorcraft experienced a stall during a turn resulting in the rotorcraft impacting terrain.                                           

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Extensive damage.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  La Ward, TX

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