Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N99YP: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 at Boone Inc Airport (NC14), Watauga County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft went off the end of the runway and struck a fence.

Shoreline Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N99YP

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 18:07:00Z
Regis#: N99YP
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOONE
State: NORTH CAROLINA






BOONE, North Carolina — None of the four passengers on a single-engine aircraft were injured after the plane ended up off the runway following an aborted takeoff on Sunday, July 21.

The incident was first reported at 1:48 p.m. Boone Police, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Boone Fire and Watauga Medics responded to the scene and helped divert traffic away from the 300 block of Bamboo Road, where the wing of the plane was resting.

According to a report filed by Boone Police Sgt. Dennis O’Neal, the pilot, identified as Christian Alvarado, stated he was attempting a takeoff when he noticed a vibration coming from the airplane’s engine.

“Alvarado reported that (the) aircraft was traveling at 60 mph and that he attempted to abort the take off,” the report stated. “Alvarado reported that the aircraft did not have sufficient distance to stop. As a result, the aircraft traveled off of the runway and struck a chain-link (fence) before coming to rest in the ditch.”

Boone Police spokesperson Sgt. Geoff Hayes said the plane was traveling from west to east and was was never airborne.

Hayes said he was unable to provide details about why the plane did not take off, pending an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The police report says the plane sustained damage to the propeller, lower engine cowling, front landing gear and both wings.

Hampton’s Body Shop also responded to the scene and removed the aircraft from the ditch and then left it secure on the property of Boone Airport.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane is registered to Shoreline Aviation LLC of Centreville, Maryland.

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

Allegiant Air, Airbus A319-100, N316NV: Incident occurred July 20, 2019 at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (KJQF), Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft struck a bird.


https://registry.faa.gov/N316NV 


Date: 20-JUL-19
Time: 00:43:00Z
Regis#: AAY2219
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
City: CONCORD
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N6818A: Incident occurred July 19, 2019 at Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (KRUQ), Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft conducting engine out training and veered off runway after landing striking Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) antenna.

ATP Aircraft 8 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6818A

Date: 19-JUL-19
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N6818A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALISBURY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Van's RV-9A, N53XT: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aircraft porpoised on takeoff.

https://registry.faa.gov/N53XT

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 17:53:00Z
Regis#: N53XT
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CINCINNATI
State: OHIO

Loss of Control on Ground: Beechcraft B19 Sport, N9161S; accident occurred July 09, 2019 at Columbia Airport (4G8), Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9161S


Location: Columbia Station, OH

Accident Number: GAA19CA438
Date & Time: 07/09/2019, 1415 CDT
Registration: N9161S
Aircraft: Beech 19
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that during takeoff, the airplane "did not gain altitude normally." About midfield, the airplane had climbed only a few feet and the right wing "may have caught" the 4ft tall grass that outlined the 40ft wide runway. The pilot aborted the takeoff and the airplane departed the right side of the runway and came to rest nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook the wingspan of the airplane was 32ft 9in.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: 09/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/22/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 252 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 162 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2290 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N9161S
Model/Series: 19 B19
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: MB-785
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/04/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3901 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: KCLE, 805 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 43°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia Station, OH (4G8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lorain/Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1415 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Columbia (4G8)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 813 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Holes; Vegetation; Wet
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3152 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.318611, -81.960556

Cessna 150J, N61251: Incident occurred July 20, 2019 in Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Off-field landing.

Chickasha Wings Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N61251

Date: 20-JUL-19
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N61251
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ANADARKO
State: OKLAHOMA

Runway Excursion: Rockwell International 112A Commander, N1330J; accident occurred July 19, 2019 at Minam Lodge (7OR0), Cove, Union County, Oregon

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

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/N1330J

Location: Cove, OR

Accident Number: GAA19CA450
Date & Time: 07/19/2019, 1330 PDT
Registration: N1330J
Aircraft: ROCKWELL 112A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during takeoff from a 2,000-ft-long grass runway, "the airspeed indication was not showing a comfortable amount of increase." He aborted the takeoff and applied brakes, but the airplane overran the runway. The left wing impacted a pole, and the airplane came to rest in brush near the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's delayed decision to abort the takeoff from a grass runway, which resulted in a runway overrun and subsequent impact with a pole.

Findings

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Delayed action - Pilot (Cause)
Decision making/judgment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Pole - Effect on equipment
Soft surface - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Miscellaneous/other

Takeoff-rejected takeoff
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/31/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/15/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 6750 hours (Total, all aircraft), 48.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 6600 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.9 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Registration: N1330J
Model/Series: 112A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 330
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/24/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1600 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-G1B5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KLGD, 2717 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2056 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 255°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Quincy, WA (80T)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Cove, OR (7OR0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1000 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Minam Lodge (7OR0)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 3589 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Rough; Soft; Wet
Runway Used: N
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.354167, -117.633333 (est)

Sherman Albert, N7970S: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 at Lebanon State Airport (S30), Linn County, Oregon

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

Aircraft hit power lines and pole. Aircraft landed at Lebanon State Airport (S30).

https://registry.faa.gov/N7970S

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N7970S
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SHERMAN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: LEBANON
State: OREGON

Van's RV-8, N143MS: Accident occurred July 20, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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/N143MS

Location: Oshkosh, WI
Accident Number: CEN19CA227
Date & Time: 07/20/2019, 0920 CDT
Registration: N143MS
Aircraft: Vans RV-8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The private pilot reported that he was the second airplane in a flight of two and had been instructed by the air traffic controller to land on the orange dot on runway 27 (dots used to facilitate multiple landings for the fly-in). During the descending turn from the base leg to the final leg, the pilot observed a third airplane. The third airplane appeared to be landing straight-in to runway 27. The air traffic controller instructed the flight of 2 to land further down the runway, on the green dot, to accommodate the third airplane. As the pilot adjusted his engine power and descent rate for the new landing point, he noted that the closure rate with the lead airplane (in his flight of 2) increased and the lead airplane decelerated quickly as it landed. The pilot increased the pitch of the airplane to overfly and avoid a collision with the lead airplane. After he confirmed that he was past the lead airplane, he adjusted the pitch of the airplane and engine power to land, but landed hard. During the hard landing the airplane settled left wing down and veered to the left off the runway, and the left main landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. There were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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: 10/23/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/22/2019
Flight Time:  1445 hours (Total, all aircraft), 315 hours (Total, this make and model), 1350 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N143MS
Model/Series: RV-8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 83140
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/24/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1900 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 315 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: AEIO-390-EXP
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 210 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: KOSH, 802 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3700 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 18 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 25°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: De Kalb, IL (KDKB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (OSH)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D; Special 

Airport Information

Airport: Wittman Regional Airport (OSH)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 808 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6179 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 43.984444, -88.556667 (est)

Beech 76 Duchess, N2009X: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 at Pittsburgh/Butler Regional Airport (KBTP), Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft landed nose gear up.

High Flight Academy LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2009X

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 17:37:00Z
Regis#: N2009X
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BUTLER
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Ayres S2R-600, N4013Y: Accident occurred July 20, 2019 in Brandt, Deuel County, South Dakota

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4013Y

Location: Brandt, SD
Accident Number: CEN19TA228
Date & Time: 07/20/2019, 2100 CDT
Registration: N4013Y
Aircraft: Ayres S2R 600
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry 

On July 20, 2019, about 2100 central daylight time, an Ayers Corporation S2R-600, N4013Y, agricultural airplane impacted a sign and terrain 2 miles south of Brandt, South Dakota. The commercial pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was registered to, and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a ferry flight. Twilight visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that was originating at the time of the accident.

The county sheriff reported he was contacted the morning of July 21, 2019, about an agricultural airplane in which the pilot was about to takeoff with wing damage. The sheriff responded to the location. On his arrival, the sheriff found the airplane had been towed onto a road. The pilot told the sheriff that the previous evening as it was getting dark, he was taking off from the road when the airplane's right wingtip struck a road sign causing the airplane to pivot off the road and into a field. The pilot told the sheriff that he did not have to report the accident to anyone, and it was his intention to takeoff from the road and fly the airplane back to his home airfield. The sheriff didn't think that was right and contacted the National Transportation Safety Board.

An examination of the airplane showed the front right wingtip and right outboard wing spar and stringers were crushed aft. An examination of the airplane by an Airframe and Powerplants mechanic tasked by the Federal Aviation Administration revealed no preimpact anomalies that would have contributed to the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ayres
Registration: N4013Y
Model/Series: S2R 600 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Barlow Kirk A
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

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: 44.630278, -96.621944 (est)


Deuel County Sheriff's Office

On July 21, 2019 at approx 09:40am the Deuel County Sheriff’s was informed of a incident involving a crop duster that occurred on July 20, 2019 approx 9pm. 

The crop duster was attempting to take off on 479th Ave south of Brandt. 

During the take off the crop duster hit a road sign with the wing, and went into a field.

The crop duster received damage to the wing tip. 

Nobody was injured in the incident. 

Deuel County Sheriffs Office and Deuel County Emergency Management responded to the incident and made proper notification to the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. 

The company had permission from the Deuel County Commissioners to take off and land on 479th Ave with procedures for traffic control. This permit has now been revoked.

Deuel County Sheriff's Office

Cessna 150E, N6174T: Incident occurred July 20, 2019 in Paris, Henry County, Tennessee

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

While conducting practice landings aircraft lost power and made an off airport landing in a cornfield. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N6174T

Date: 20-JUL-19
Time: 14:57:00Z
Regis#: N6174T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: PARIS
State: TENNESSEE

Southwest Airlines, Boeing 737-700, N243WN: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 at Nashville International Airport (KBNA), Tennessee

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

Aircraft struck wing tip of Southwest flight SWA1555

https://registry.faa.gov/N243WN

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 01:15:00Z
Regis#: N243WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: SWA4580
City: NASHVILLE
State: TENNESSEE

American Airlines, Boeing 737-800, N975AN: Incident occurred July 22, 2019 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS), Texas

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

Aircraft experienced a blown tire on takeoff from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW) and landed at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS) with damage.

https://registry.faa.gov/N975AN

Date: 22-JUL-19
Time: 00:58:00Z
Regis#: N975AN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: AAL2636
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Cessna 152, N48410; accident occurred July 21, 2019 in Fredericksburg, Gillespie 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; San Antonio, Texas

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/N48410


Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA232
Date & Time: 07/21/2019, 1241 CDT
Registration: N48410
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 21, 2019, about 1241 central daylight time, a Cessna 152 airplane, N48410, impacted terrain and fencing during a forced landing following an inflight loss of engine power near Fredericksburg, Texas. The private pilot and the pilot rated passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its empennage and fuselage. The airplane was registered to Aeronautical LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated about 1220 from the Gillespie County Airport (T82), near Fredericksburg, Texas, and was destined for the Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU), near Georgetown, Texas.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to fly from GTU to T82 and return to GTU in the same day. The pilot was flying with a family member who was a flight instructor. They fueled at GTU just before the flight and flew to T82 without incident. The airplane was performing "well" during the flight. They had lunch at the diner on the field at T82.

Following lunch, they conducted a preflight inspection of the airplane, performed an engine run-up, and took off as "usual." Everything sounded "normal." The airplane was level at 3,500 ft where the pilot asked the pilot rated passenger to takeover the airplane controls so the pilot could conduct activities not associated with flying the airplane. Both pilots then heard the engine starting to run rough. They both concurred that the engine sounded rough, and it continued to sound rough; engine speed was also decreasing. They looked at the distance to GTU and considered the options in conducting the flight. The pilots "went" through the emergency checklist, evaluated the instruments, and decided to return to T82. The airplane subsequently lost additional engine power and altitude. They established the best glide airspeed for the airplane. They elected to land on a field that was bounded by a powerline. The terrain was soft. After touchdown, they applied full brakes. However, they were unable to stop the airplane before it impacted a barbed wire fence.

The airplane's emergency procedures, in part, stated:

ENGINE FAILURE DURING FLIGHT
1. Airspeed -- 60 KIAS [knots indicated airspeed].
2. Carburetor Heat -- ON.
3. Primer -- IN and LOCKED.
4. Fuel Shutoff Valve -- ON.
5. Mixture -- RICH.
6. Ignition Switch -- BOTH (or START if propeller is stopped).

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the wreckage at the accident site and took pictures. He subsequently performed a test run of the engine at the site. The engine started and was operational "with no issues." The inspector also examined the carburetor's filter and it did not contain any debris. The inspector stated that the visible damage present to the tail section was substantial damage.

At 1255, the recorded weather at T82 was: Wing 190° at 9 kts gusting to 16 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 32° C; dew point 17° C; altimeter 30.00 inches of mercury.

The recorded local temperature and dew point spread data near the time of the engine power loss was plotted on a carburetor icing chart. The charted data showed that the weather in the area was conducive to serious carburetor icing at descent power.

The pilot, in part, stated:

There were a few factors that helped this rough landing not be worse. My copilot is an experienced pilot and CFII and we had good communication and teamwork throughout our flight. The airplane has new tires that helped on the rough surface of the field. What surprised us was that the engine lost power so quickly.

The Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, in part, states:

When conditions are conducive to carburetor icing during flight, periodic checks should be made to detect its presence. If detected, full carburetor heat should be applied immediately, and it should be left in the ON position until you are certain that all the ice has been removed. If ice is present, applying partial heat or leaving heat on for an insufficient time might aggravate the situation. In extreme cases of carburetor icing, even after the ice has been removed, full carburetor heat should be used to prevent further ice formation. A carburetor temperature gauge, if installed, is very useful in determining when to use carburetor heat.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 47, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/14/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/21/2019
Flight Time: 467.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 185.1 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 73, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/05/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/31/2018
Flight Time: 7250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 850 hours (Total, this make and model), 7000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N48410
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15280907
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/21/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming 
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Registered Owner: Aeronautical Llc
Rated Power: 125 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: KT82, 1695 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1255 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 213°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots / 16 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fredericksburg, TX (T82)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Georgetown, TX (GTU)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1220 CDT
Type of Airspace: 

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: 30.335833, -98.839444 (est)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA232
Date & Time: 07/21/2019, 1230 CDT
Registration: N48410
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 21, 2019, about 1300 central daylight time, a Cessna 152 airplane, N48410, impacted terrain and fencing during a forced landing following an inflight loss of engine power near Fredericksburg, Texas. The private pilot and the passengers were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its empennage and fuselage. The airplane was registered to Aeronautical LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Gillespie County Airport (T82), near Fredericksburg, Texas, and was destined for the Georgetown Municipal Airport, near Georgetown, Texas.

According to initial information, the airplane had a loss of engine power after departing from T82 and the pilot subsequently troubleshot the loss of power. Engine power was not able to be restored and the pilot conducted a forced landing on a rough field and impacted a fence surrounding the field.

At 1255, the recorded weather at T82 was: Wing 190° at 9 kts gusting to 16 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition clear; temperature 32° C; dew point 17° C; altimeter 30.00 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N48410
Model/Series: 152 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: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KT82, 1695 ft msl
Observation Time: 1255 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 16 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fredericksburg, TX (T82)
Destination: Georgetown, TX (GTU)

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: 30.335833, -98.839444 (est)