Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Collision During Takeoff: Cessna 180H Skywagon, N91402; accident occurred August 12, 2019 at Lake Hood Seaplane Base (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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/N91402

Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC19TA044
Date & Time: 08/12/2019, 1830 AKD
Registration: N91402
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 12, 2019, about 1830 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped Cessna 180 airplane, N91402, impacted the southeastern shoreline of Gull Island during takeoff from the Lake Hood Seaplane Base (LHD) Anchorage, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from LHD, about 1830.

The Lake Hood Seaplane base is comprised of two smaller lakes; Lake Hood to the west and Lake Spenard to the east, and the two lakes are connected by means of a canal. A small landmass situated within the canal, known as Gull Island, separates a water lane to the south, and a taxi lane to the north. Airplanes taking off and landing use the southern water lane.



According to the pilot, during the takeoff run to the west from Lake Spenard, once the airplane was on step, the sun was in his line of sight. He added that, the glare was too bright, and he was unable to distinguish the southerly water channel or see Gull Island. Subsequently, the airplane struck the southeastern side of the island, nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the empennage, fuselage, and both wings.



The pilot added that, he believed that if the floatplane had not been so heavily loaded, the floats "might" have successfully cleared the island.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 84, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 8453 hours (Total, all aircraft), 771 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N91402
Model/Series: 180 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18052070
Landing Gear Type: Float
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2820 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4031.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: PANC, 132 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 254°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mat-Su Borough, AK
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1825 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: LAKE HOOD (LHD)
Runway Surface Type: Water
Airport Elevation: 79 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Water--choppy
Runway Used: W
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4541 ft / 188 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor

Latitude, Longitude: 61.178889, -149.958333 (est)

Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA044
Date & Time: 08/12/2019, 1825 AKD
Registration: N91402
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 12, 2019, about 1825 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped Cessna 180 airplane, N91402, impacted the southeastern shoreline of Gull Island during takeoff from the Lake Hood Seaplane Base (LHD) Anchorage, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from LHD, about 1825.

The Lake Hood Seaplane base is comprised of two smaller lakes; Lake Hood to the west and Lake Spenard to the east, and the two lakes are connected by means of a canal. A small landmass situated within the canal, known as Gull Island, separate a water lane to the south, and a taxi lane to the north. Airplanes taking off and landing use the southern water lane.

According to the pilot, during the takeoff run to the west from Lake Spenard, once the airplane was on step, the sun was in his line of sight. He added that, the glare was too bright, and he was unable to distinguish the southerly water channel or see the island that separated the departure and taxi waterways. Subsequently, the airplane struck the southeastern side of the island, nosed over, and sustained substantial damage to the empennage, fuselage, and both wings.

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

The closest weather reporting facility was Anchorage International Airport (ANC), Anchorage, Alaska. At 1753, ANC was reporting, in part: wind 300° at 7 knots; visibility 10 statute miles, few clouds 6,000 ft; temperature 73°F; dew point 55°F; altimeter 30.0 inches mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N91402
Model/Series: 180 H
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: PANC, 132 ft msl
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Destination: Anchorage, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 61.178889, -149.958333 (est)



One person was taken to the hospital Monday evening after a plane crash at Lake Hood Seaplane Base.

A spokesperson for the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire Department said the crash happened near the midway point between Lake Hood and Lake Spenard. Jim Szczesniak, the airport's manager, said a small floatplane had "some kind of an incident on takeoff." 

Rob Copier, who witnessed the crash alongside his family, said the pilot appeared to suffer only minor injuries.

"He couldn't get out by himself when they got there. The rescue people, they got him out," Copier said. "They walked him to the rescue boat."

Clint Johnson, National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Regional Chief, said it is too early to speculate what went wrong.

"Obviously, what we're going to be doing is looking to see if there were any mechanical issues with the airplane," Johnson said. 

The plane crashed right after it took off from the east around 6:30 p.m.

"It just started to kind of look like it had some engine trouble," Matt Copier said. 

Johnson said NTSB will be interviewing all of the witnesses and the pilot to determine the cause of the crash. Investigators said the pilot was the only person on the plane.

Story and video ➤ https://www.ktva.com




A pilot was injured when a floatplane crashed Monday evening at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage.

Airport police believe that the plane was taking off when it crashed in the middle of Anchorage’s Lake Hood on Gull Island, said Sgt. Mike Farmer with the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire. He said emergency crews were notified of the crash at around 6:30 p.m.

The sole occupant of the plane was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Farmer said.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration registry, the Cessna 180 is registered to Arthur Terrell.

At around 8 p.m. Monday, Ken Kozlowski, a mechanic at the airport, was waiting on the banks of Lake Hood for authorities to escort him to the Cessna, which was still flipped. Kozlowski said he’d worked on the plane and had known Terrell for about 25 years. He was called to the airport to shut off an ELT beacon in the plane.

“He was very meticulous with his plane,” Kozlowski said of Terrell.

An official with the National Transportation Safety Board said the agency is preparing to begin its investigation with the FAA.

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

Hard Landing: Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N9837L; accident occurred August 09, 2019 at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago, Illinois

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/N9837L


Location: Chicago, IL
Accident Number: GAA19CA558
Date & Time: 08/09/2019, 1530 CDT
Registration: N9837L
Aircraft:Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event:Hard landing 
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during the landing flare, he was startled by the early impact and bounce. The airplane touched down hard and bounced about three times in a "porpoise pattern." He increased power to abort the landing, and he retracted the flaps but, "It was too late to recover." He reduced engine power and the airplane rolled to a stop on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage bulkhead.

The airport's METAR reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 210° at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 04L. The airport elevation was 618ft, the temperature was 82°F, the barometric setting was 29.94, and the estimated density altitude was 2,300ft.

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: 29, 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:
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/22/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/21/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 236 hours (Total, all aircraft), 87 hours (Total, this make and model), 201 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 59 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9837L
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17276629
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 10140 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2J
Registered Owner: Daviation Inc.
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: T&G Flying Club
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMDW, 618 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 66°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: South Bend, IN (SBN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chicago, IL (MDW)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1545 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Chicago Midway Intl (MDW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 619 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04L
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5507 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: 41.785833, -87.752500 (est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N197ME; accident occurred August 04, 2019 at Ocean City Municipal Airport (KOXB), Worcester County, Maryland

View of the fuselage damage.


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


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/N197ME


Location: Ocean City, MD
Accident Number: GAA19CA503
Date & Time: 08/04/2019, 1118 EDT
Registration: N197ME
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, while landing, the airplane "bounced big/hard." She corrected by pitching the airplane for straight and level flight and prepared to flare again. The airplane touched down hard on the runway and bounced again. She was able to land and taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage aft of the nose wheel.

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 160° at 7 knots. The student was landing the airplane on runway 32. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 54, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/06/2017
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 81.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 81.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 6.8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 61.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.9 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N197ME
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 172S8472
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3004 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: IO-360
Registered Owner: Premier Air Of Delaware Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commercial Air Tour (136); Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOXB, 12 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 182°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / Terrain-Induced
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / Light
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Ocean City, MD (OXB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ocean City, MD (OXB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1110 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Ocean City Muni (OXB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 11 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4074 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 38.310556, -75.123889 (est)

Lancair 320 N162JL: Incident occurred August 12, 2019 in Reno, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aircraft experienced a gear up landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N162JL

Date: 12-AUG-19
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N162JL
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RENO
State: NEVADA

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-28-140, N5600U; accident occurred August 12, 2019 at Chickasha Municipal Airport (KCHK), Grady County, Oklahoma

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

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/N5600U


Location: Chickasha, OK
Accident Number: GAA19CA512
Date & Time: 08/12/2019, 1100 CDT
Registration: N5600U
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that, during approach to land, the airplane encountered turbulence and he felt that the wind was from "more than one direction," and on final, he decided to use only two notches of flaps. He landed the airplane "slightly sideways" and the airplane veered right. The airplane exited the runway to the right toward a "small hump in the grass." He was afraid of tipping the airplane with too much left rudder, so he delayed left rudder input until on top of the "hump." He added left rudder and returned to the runway.

The chief pilot reported that the student "lost control" and struck a runway sign with the right wing and a runway light with the left flap.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 230° at 10 knots, gusting 16 knots. The student landed the airplane on runway 18. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 33, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/05/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 35 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5600U
Model/Series: PA28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-22203
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/13/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 12628 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2A
Registered Owner: Chickasha Wings Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Chickasha Wings Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCHK, 1150 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1555 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 120°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 16 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Duncan, OK (DUC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chickasha, OK (CHK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CHICKASHA MUNI (CHK)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 1151 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5101 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 35.097500, -97.969167 (est)

March 20, 2016: Aircraft went off the side of the runway and struck a runway light. 


Central Oklahoma Aviation Group Inc 


https://registry.faa.gov/N5600U


Date:  20-MAR-16

Time:  21:13:00Z
Regis#:  N5600U
Aircraft Make:  PIPER
Aircraft Model:  PA28
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  None
Activity:  Instruction
Flight Phase:  UNKNOWN (UNK)
City:  ARDMORE
State: Oklahoma

Beech 95-B55 Baron, N100GM: Incident occurred August 12, 2019 at Beaver County Airport (KBVI), Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Edson Aviation Group LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N100GM

Date: 12-AUG-19
Time: 17:26:00Z
Regis#: N100GM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEAVER FALLS
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Head AX9-118, N2027S: Accident occurred August 09, 2019 in Galt, Sacramento County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N2027S

Location: Galt, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA228
Date & Time: 08/09/2019, 0845 PDT
Registration: N2027S
Aircraft: Head AX9-118
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business - Sightseeing

On August 9, 2019, at 0845 Pacific daylight time, a Head AX9-118 hot air balloon, N2027S, was struck by a gust of wind and the pilot subsequently made a forced emergency landing in an field near McFarland Living History Ranch, Galt, California. Skydancer Balloon Company operated the balloon under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 in support of the Galt Balloon Festival. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries. The hot air balloon sustained fire damage to the Nomex skirt. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the tethered flight and no flight plan was filed. The flight was terminating at the time of the accident.

According to the pilot/owner, he was part of a group of tethered balloons that were providing early morning "rides" to participants of the Galt Balloon Festival. His balloon was tethered at three points to 3 vehicles. Around 0830, he and two other tethered balloonists noted that the winds were starting to pick up and they decided to stop the flights. The other balloonists were able to deflate their balloons, and he was in the process of deflating when the balloon was picked up by a vertical wind, which caused it to ascend rapidly. The ground crew let go of the ropes, and the balloon shot up to the end of the tethers. One of the attachments from the basket to the rope broke, allowing the rope to come loose. Followed by the failure of a second bolt attachment, which allowed a second rope to come loose. At that point, the ground crew was attempting to hold the third rope, when the pilot told them to cut it loose.

The pilot maneuvered the balloon to a nearby open field and noted a series of power lines in his flight path. The pilot stated that without the balloon being fully inflated, the descent was fast and resulted in a hard landing. He turned off the burners and the balloon envelope deflated onto its side.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Head
Registration: N2027S
Model/Series: AX9-118 No Series
Aircraft Category: Balloon
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: KSAC, 25 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 PDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Galt, CA
Destination: Galt, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: In-Flight
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 38.258056, -121.375000 (est) 

GALT (CBS13) — A hot air balloon broke loose at a festival in Galt, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a field.

Witnesses called it terrifying, some surprised the pilot survived. They said they felt helpless, this pilot’s fate was in his own hands.

“We never give consideration to the fact that perhaps this is somebody’s father, someone’s brother, someone’s dad,” said Joseph Perez, a festival attendee.

Perez was at the Galt Balloon Festival with his family. He said a balloon was in use giving people rides, and all of a sudden, the balloon tethers snapped.

“The balloon went up into the air and as it began to deflate, I thought ‘Oh my gosh, this is going to be a horrible ending,’ ” Perez said.

Two witnesses said part of the balloon caught fire and that wind played a factor.

“The pilot was trying to get control. There was a small fire that I think burned part of the balloon and then the pilot was, after a few seconds, able to land it,” said Debra Bentson.

The pilot ended up in a cornfield with minor injuries. People were chasing after him as he drifted away, but Perez said it still took about 15 minutes to find him and get him help.

“There had to be angels there because the guy survived,” Perez said.

This is the second year the balloon festival has been held in Galt. CBS13 asked fair organizers about additional safety precautions Sunday. Their response was that safety precautions are taken “at all times.”

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GALT, California  — A man was injured after the hot air balloon he was in crash-landed during the Galt Balloon Festival on Saturday, according to the Cosumnes Fire Department.

Officials said the hot air balloon was tethered and used for paying tickets and rides. The hot air balloon caught fire and began to malfunction at around 8:40 a.m.

It is unclear if the fire resulted in the malfunction or if the malfunction caused the fire, officials said.

The balloon was then released from the tether and crash-landed in a nearby cornfield. Only the pilot of the balloon was injured. The pilot is expected to survive, officials said.

The fire was already extinguished when crews arrived at the scene, officials said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department are still investigating.

Story and video ➤ https://www.kcra.com

North American SNJ-4 Texan, N6432D: Accident occurred August 10, 2019 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

KAA Corp
Tennessee Flying Machines LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6432D

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA493
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Chino, CA
Aircraft: North American AT 6D, registration: N6432D

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 lost control on landing. 

Date: 10-AUG-19
Time: 19:54:00Z
Regis#: N6432D
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AT6
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Champion 7ECA Citabria, N9091L: Incident occurred August 10, 2019 at Reid-Hillview Airport (KRHV), Santa Clara County, California

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

Aircraft landed hard.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9091L

Date: 10-AUG-19
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N9091L
Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 7ECA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN JOSE
State: CALIFORNIA

Lancair IV, N350CL: Fatal accident occurred August 11, 2019 in Kooskia, Idaho County, Idaho

Carl and Joelle Lindros , both 83, of Santa Barbara, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N350CL



Location: Kooskia, ID
Accident Number:WPR19FA216
Date & Time: 08/11/2019, 1040 PDT
Registration: N350CL
Aircraft: Lancair LANCAIR IV
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 11, 2019, about 1040 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Lancair IV airplane, N350CL, impacted sloping terrain, about 3 miles east of Kooskia, Idaho. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight originated from Polson Airport (8S1), Polson, Montana, at 0930, and destined for Sacramento, California. Family members were expecting their arrival at 1230.

A local resident was driving near the accident site about the time of the accident and remembered the weather being "nasty," with heavy rain, and lightning. As he was driving, he remembered seeing a flash of light and an explosion from the accident site location and thought it was a lightning strike that struck a tree. He called local authorities and hours later found out that it was the airplane impacting terrain. In a follow-up conversation with the NTSB, he stated he did not see the airplane prior to impacting terrain. Another witness was fishing nearby and described the weather having heavy rain and a lot of lightning about the time of the accident. The witness remembers hearing an airplane's engine revving up and down, as if it were straining. He concluded that he didn't hear or see the airplane impact terrain.

According to weather radar imagery, an area of light to extreme precipitation was observed moving northeast over the accident area around the time of the accident. One-half inch hail was detected about 15 minutes prior to the accident time. Heavy values of precipitation were detected well above 30,000 ft mean sea level (msl) during this period.

Preliminary radar data shows a track departing the 8S1 area at about 0950. The tracking continues direct to the southwest with the altitude of the airplane between 10,500-10,800 ft msl. At 1019, about 26 miles from the accident site, the track turns southbound, for about 4 minutes and about 16 miles from the accident site the track then turns right to the southwest. At 1026, the track indicates the airplane in a climb to 13,250 ft before making a left turn followed by a rapidly descending left turn to the area of the accident site.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lancair
Registration: N350CL
Model/Series: LANCAIR IV Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
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: None
Departure Point: Polson, MT (8S1)
Destination: Sacramento, CA 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 46.157778, -115.919722

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.




Idaho County Coroner Cody Funke confirmed there were two people on board of the Lancair 4 that crashed on Sunday. With the assistance of the Idaho State University Department of Anthropology, Carl Lindros, 83, and Joanne Lindros, 81, of Santa Barbara, CA were located and then positively identified via their personal effects by their son, Randy Lindros.

KOOSKIA – Federal agencies continue to investigate a fatal plane crash last Sunday, August 11, outside Kooskia.


Human remains recovered at the site on Harris Ridge will be sent for autopsy, according to an Idaho County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) press release Tuesday, August 13, which also noted identity of the victims is pending family notification.


However, in a Monday. August 12, Lewiston Tribune story, Sheriff Doug Giddings identified those believed involved as Carl and Joelle Lindros, both 83, of Santa Barbara, Calif. The pair was believed to be traveling from Montana to Sacramento when the crash occurred for as-yet unknown reasons.


Giddings was unavailable for comment as of press time Tuesday.


Investigators face a challenge with the investigation as the aircraft, believed to be a Lancair IV, was completely engulfed in fire.


“It was completely destroyed. The biggest piece we found was four feet of wing,” said Lt. Doug Ulmer, ICSO. “The plane completely disintegrated.”


Initially the incident was reported Sunday morning, at approximately 10:41 a.m., as a fire, believed resulting from a lightning storm that earlier went through the area. The Kooskia Fire Department and Idaho Department of Lands crews were dispatched to the scene up Harris Ridge just outside Kooskia, according to Ulmer.


“Upon arrival at the scene, they realized this was an airplane crash, instead of a lightning-caused fire,” he said.


The plane crashed into a draw, leaving an approximate 75-yard skid trail of burnt debris. Firefighters secured a line around the scene to contain the fire’s spread, and secured the scene until law enforcement arrived, according to Ulmer.


Information recovered from the crash site, which may help confirm positive victim identification, has been provided to the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board. These agencies will take the lead on the investigation.


According to Ulmer, the agencies are arranging for recovering crash debris.


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


GRANGEVILLE, Idaho - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crash in north-central Idaho killed two people.

The Lewiston Tribune reported Tuesday that Carl and Joelle Lindros, both 83 and believed to be from Santa Barbara, California, were in the Lancair IV aircraft when it crashed near Kooskia, Idaho late Sunday morning. Officials think the couple was traveling from Montana to Sacramento at the time.

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says it's not yet known why the plane crashed, but it apparently burst into flames and was destroyed on impact. Giddings says the wreckage has made it hard for authorities to tell if there were any other people on board.

Giddings says officials are working with the couple's son in California to learn more. Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Both Carl and Joelle were visible members of the Santa Barbara Community. Carl previously served as board president of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. 

Victoria Juarez, current president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, issued the following statement regarding the death of Carl Lindros to our newsroom.

"We were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely deaths of Carl and Jo Lindros. Carl was a beloved and influential supporter of the Scholarship Foundation for more than five decades, serving on the organization's Board of Directors from 1969 to 1986, and as Board president in 1985-86. A founding member of the Board's Investment Committee, Carl was instrumental in building the Foundation's endowment. Ever committed to the Scholarship Foundation, he was a member of our Investment Committee at the time of his death. This organization and the wider Santa Barbara Community have lost a generous and visionary leader."

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GRANGEVILLE — Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were on scene at Harris Ridge a few miles northeast of Kooskia on Monday where a small aircraft crashed, killing two 83-year-old people, believed to be from Santa Barbara, Calif.

Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said Monday that Carl and Joelle Lindros were believed to be traveling from Montana to Sacramento in a Lancair IV aircraft when it crashed for unknown reasons about 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

The plane apparently burst into flames and was destroyed on impact.

“They crashed, and there was not much left but bits and pieces,” Giddings said. “We’re not sure how many were in the plane; it was pretty shattered.”

The accident was first reported as a fire on the ridge, Giddings said, and local fire departments were dispatched to the scene, where the wreckage was discovered.

Giddings said officials are working with the couple’s son in California and more information about the accident may be released today.

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