Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Piper PA-24 Comanche, N5015P: Incident occurred July 09, 2019 at Ramona Airport (KRNM), San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft experienced landing gear problem on landing roll-out.

First Flight Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N5015P

Date: 09-JUL-19
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N5015P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RAMONA
State: CALIFORNIA




RAMONA, California  — The pilot of a light airplane with landing gear trouble made a non-injury hard landing at Ramona Airport Tuesday.

The single-engine aircraft came down on its “belly” on the runway of the small airport on Montecito Road and safely slid to a halt shortly before 11:30 a.m., Cal Fire Capt. Thomas Shoots said.

No fire resulted, and the two occupants of the plane were unhurt, Shoots said.

Original article ➤ https://fox5sandiego.com

Beechcraft 65 (U-8F) Queen Air, N62069: Accident occurred July 09, 2019 at Sidney Municipal Airport (KSNY), Cheyenne County, Nebraska -and- Accident occurred February 22, 2019 near Colby Municipal Airport (KCBK), Thomas County, Kansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N62069

Location: Sidney, NE
Accident Number: CEN19LA215
Date & Time: 07/09/2019, 0813 MDT
Registration: N62069
Aircraft: Beech 65
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning 

On July 9, 2019, about 0813 mountain daylight time, a Beech 65 airplane, N62069, experience a left wing explosion during takeoff roll from the Sidney Municipal Airport (SNY), Sidney, Nebraska. The airline transport pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane was registered to and operated by Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc., as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight was originating from SNY, and destined for Denver, Colorado.

According to the pilot, he had topped off the outboard fuel tanks prior to departure. During the takeoff roll, the pilot heard a loud bang and observed significant damage to the outboard left wing. Initially he thought maybe the airplane struck an animal, or the airplane impacted a pothole on the runway. While taxiing back to the ramp, the pilot noted a small amount of smoke coming from the top of the left wing. The pilot taxied the airplane to the corner of the ramp, performed an abbreviated shutdown of the airplane, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and evacuated. The pilot did not observe any additional smoke or fire and did not discharge the fire extinguisher. The airplane was moved to a hangar for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N62069
Model/Series: 65
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Bemidji Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 4313 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Sidney, NE (KSNY)
Destination: Denver, CO (DEN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.101389, -102.985278 (est)

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

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/N62069



February 22, 2019

Location: Colby, KS
Accident Number: CEN19LA086
Date & Time: 02/22/2019, 0945 CST
Registration: N62069
Aircraft: Beech 65
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning 

On February 22, 2019, about 0945 central standard time, a Beech 65 airplane, N62069, impacted terrain near Colby, Kansas, while maneuvering for a precautionary landing. The commercial pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc., as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight was originating from Shalz Field Airport (CBK), Colby, Kansas, and destined for Denver, Colorado.

According to the pilot, shortly after takeoff, he noticed the crew hatch door, located next to the left front seat, had unexpectedly opened. The pilot attempted to close the door, without success. While focusing on trying to close the door, the pilot "wasn't able to fully control the airplane normally (mainly in heading and pitch)," so he initiated a precautionary landing back to CBK. While maneuvering at a low altitude to stay in visual flight rules conditions (overcast ceiling at 300 ft), the airplane's airspeed decreased, and the wing tips were dipping back and forth. The pilot retracted the landing gear and applied full engine power to try and gain airspeed. The pilot was unable to gain airspeed, the airplane was losing altitude, and he knew the airplane was going to impact terrain. Prior to the impact, the pilot kept the wings level, and the nose in a slightly pitch up attitude. The airplane then impacted the snow-covered terrain with the landing gear retracted.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the operator revealed the left wing and left aileron were bent. No evidence was noted that the crew hatch door malfunctioned during the flight.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 27, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/28/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/18/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2550 hours (Total, all aircraft), 34 hours (Total, this make and model), 2444 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N62069
Model/Series: 65
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1962
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 62-3866
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/29/2019, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 8000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8877 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IA-720-A1B
Registered Owner: Bemidji Aviation Services Inc
Rated Power: 400 hp
Operator: Bemidji Aviation Services Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CBK, 3187 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0955 CST
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  1.25 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 200 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Drizzle
Departure Point: Colby, KS (CBK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Denver, CO (DEN)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0945 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Shalz Field Airport (CBK)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 3187 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary 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: 39.427222, -101.052778 (est)

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6642M: Accident occurred July 09, 2019 near Crater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport (KLMT), Oregon

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, Oregon

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N6642M

Location: Klamath Falls, OR
Accident Number: WPR19LA207
Date & Time: 07/09/2019, 1320 PDT
Registration: N6642M
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 9, 2019, about 1320 Pacific daylight time, a Stinson 108-3 airplane, N6642M collided with terrain near Klamath Falls, Oregon, following a partial loss of engine power. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aileron and wing spar. The airplane was registered to an individual and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from an unknown location and time.

The pilot stated that he was repositioning the airplane to Alaska and had stopped for fuel in Klamath Falls. He stated that during the takeoff, the airplane did not make adequate power to establish a climb. He subsequently initiated a forced landing in a field near the airport. The airplane was relocated to a secure facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration: N6642M
Model/Series: 108 3
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: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:


A small aircraft had engine problems forcing it land in a field near the Klamath Falls Airport.

The privately owned aircraft a 1948 Stinson 108-3 was operated by Clayton DARR of Anchorage, Alaska. After taking off from the Klamath Falls Airport the aircraft experienced engine problems caused DARR put the aircraft in a field near the 10200 block of Homedale Road at approximately 1:14 PM.

Deputies responded to assist the pilot and the single passenger. No injuries were reported. The aircraft suffered minor damaged due to being landed in the field. No reports of property damage from the property owners were received.

The Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation and whether or not the incident is going to be classified as a crash.

Original Report: 3:09 PM, July 9, 2019

A single engine aircraft had just taken off from the Crater Lake - Klamath Regional airport when, for unknown reasons, crashed in a field south of the airport 3000’ off the end of the runway.

At 1:15 PM Klamath County 9-1-1 fielded the call dispatched first responders from Kingsley Field Fire Department and Klamath County Fire District 1, plus deputies from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office to the scene.

Upon arrival first responders found the plane in the field right side up, pitched to the side with a broken landing gear and two uninjured passengers. 

“Two people were aboard the aircraft and were uninjured in the crash,” said John DuVal, Detective for the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. “The aircraft is believed to be registered in Klamath Falls and that the passengers were just heading out on a day trip.”

According to John Barsalou, Manager of the Crater Lake - Klamath Regional Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash and that it was out of the airports jurisdiction as the crash occurred off airport property.  Barsalou did confirm that the aircraft crashed on takeoff.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Original article ➤ https://www.klamathfallsnews.org

Loss of Control on Ground: Luscombe 8E Silvaire, N2352K; accident occurred July 02, 2019 at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (KGKT), Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee

Substantially Damaged Right Wing. 
Federal Aviation Administration


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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N2352K

Location: Sevierville, TN
Accident Number: ERA19TA222
Date & Time: 07/02/2019, 0930 EDT
Registration: N2352K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 




 View of Tailwheel.
 Federal Aviation Administration



On July 2, 2019, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Luscombe 8E, N2352K, was substantially damaged during the landing and subsequent runway excursion at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), Sevierville, Tennessee. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departed about 0815.

The pilot reported that he had purchased the airplane the day prior to the accident and planned to complete a local time building flight. He departed the airport and performed maneuvers in the local area, returned to GKT, and completed 4 normal wheel landings on runway 28. On the fifth wheel landing, the pilot reported that both main landing gear touched down about 55-60 mph on the runway centerline, and about 30 mph, the tailwheel settled to the runway.

As soon as the tailwheel touched down, the pilot stated he felt a rumble "like a machine gun" and the airplane continued to track the centerline for about 5-6 seconds, but then veered to the right. He applied left rudder, and the airplane subsequently veered left off the runway and the right main landing gear collapsed. The right-wing spar sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain. The pilot reported that when he exited the airplane, he observed that the tailwheel was at rest 90° to the right, perpendicular to the fuselage.

Examination of the tailwheel assembly by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that it moved freely, and no binds or control linkage problems were discovered. He reported that the chain and spring assembly on the tailwheel were a "little loose."

According to FAA airman records, the pilot in command held a private pilot certificate, with a rating for airplane single-engine land. He completed the Basic Medical certification on September 12, 2018. He reported he had accumulated 439 total flight hours, of which 9 hours were in the accident make and model airplane. He reported he received a tailwheel endorsement in January 2009.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the tailwheel equipped airplane was powered by a Continental C85 engine. The most recent annual inspection was completed on July 1, 2019.

At 0940, the reported weather at GKT included 10 statute miles visibility, clear skies, calm wind, temperature 28°C, dew point 21°C, and barometric pressure of 30.06 inches of mercury. The pilot reported that the wind was calm.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:3-point 
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: BasicMed None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/12/2018
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/01/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 439 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 439 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 80, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:3-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: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  8000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N2352K
Model/Series: 8 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 5079
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3813 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C-85-12F
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: KGKT, 1013 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0940 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0815 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge (GKT)
Runway Surface Type:Asphalt 
Airport Elevation: 1014 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 75 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: 35.856944, -83.524444 (est)

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Location: Sevierville, TN
Accident Number: ERA19LA222
Date & Time: 07/02/2019, 0930 EDT
Registration: N2352K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8
Injuries: 2 None

Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 2, 2019, about 0930 eastern daylight time, a Luscombe 8E, N2352K, was substantially damaged during a landing on runway 28 at Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), Sevierville, Tennessee. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The pilot reported that he had purchased the airplane the day prior to the accident and planned to complete a local time building flight. He departed the airport and performed maneuvers in the local area, returned to GKT, and completed 4 normal wheel landings. On the fifth landing, the pilot reported that during the wheel landing, both main landing gear touched down about 55-60 mph on the runway centerline, and about 30 mph, the tailwheel settled to the runway. As soon as the tailwheel touched down, the pilot stated he felt a rumble "like a machine gun" and the airplane veered to the right. He applied left rudder, and the airplane subsequently veered left off the runway, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing spar sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain.

When the pilot exited the airplane he observed that the tailwheel was at rest 90° to the right, perpendicular to the fuselage.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airman records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate, with a rating for airplane single-engine land. He completed the Basic Medical certification on September 12, 2018.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the tailwheel equipped airplane was powered by a Continental C85 engine. The most recent annual inspection was completed on July 1, 2019.

At 0940, the reported weather at GKT included 10 statute miles visibility, clear skies, calm wind, temperature 28°C, dew point 21°C, and barometric pressure of 30.06 inches of mercury. The pilot reported that the wind was calm.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N2352K
Model/Series: 8 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGKT, 1013 ft msl
Observation Time: 0940 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sevierville, TN (GKT)
Destination: Sevierville, TN (GKT)

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: 35.856944, -83.524444 (est)

Robinson R22 Beta, N334DC: Accident occurred July 08, 2019 in Water Valley, Tom Green 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; Lubbock, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N334DC

Location: Watter Valley, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA245
Date & Time: 07/08/2019, 1730 CDT
Registration: N334DC
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation 

On July 8, 2019, about 1730 central daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N334DC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Watter Valley, Texas. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The aerial observation flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

The pilot stated that during the flight over a canyon, it felt as if "the bottom fell out from under him". He reported that the main rotor RPMs dropped and he was unable to recover. The helicopter rolled over on its left side during the impact with the ground. The pilot stated that the tail boom separated from the fuselage and the main rotor blades were damaged. The pilot later reported a loss of engine power. The helicopter has been retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N334DC
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Trans-Pecos Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSJT, 1916 ft msl
Observation Time: 2251 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 31 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:  knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Water Valley, TX
Destination: Water Valley, TX

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: 31.835000, -100.686667 (est) 

Cessna 560XLS Citation Excel, N614QS: Incident occurred July 09, 2019 at William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU), Houston, Texas



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

Aircraft reached the departure end of runway and veered off into the grass.

NetJets Sales Inc
CPCO Holding Company LLC
Toby LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N614QS

Date: 09-JUL-19
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N614QS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N53289: Incident occurred July 09, 2019 near Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Winnebago County, Wisconsin

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

Aircraft struck a hawk.

Christiansen Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N53289

Date: 09-JUL-19
Time: 17:47:00Z
Regis#: N53289
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: OSHKOSH
State: WISCONSIN

Maule M-5-235C, N6127M: Accident occurred June 27, 2019 at Gillette-Campbell County Airport (KGCC), Campbell County, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

https://registry.faa.gov/N6127M

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA395

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Gillette, WY
Aircraft: Maule M5, registration: N6127M

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


Aircraft flipped over after landing.

Date: 27-JUN-19
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N6127M
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M5
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GILLETTE
State: WYOMING