Saturday, September 7, 2019

Delta Air Lines, Airbus A330-200, N856NW: Incident occurred September 02, 2019 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Unknown

Aircraft sustained bird strike while on approach to land.

Delta Air Lines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N856NW

Date: 02-SEP-19
Time: 02:02:00Z
Regis#: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: 332
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA
Flight Number: DAL4
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

Piper J3C-65 Cub, N3482N: Incident occurred August 31, 2019 near Warwick Municipal Airport (N72), Orange County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro

Aircraft suffered engine problems and crash landed in lake. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N3482N

Date: 31-AUG-19
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N3482N
Aircraft Make: Piper Cub
Aircraft Model: JC3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: WARWICK
State: NEW YORK



Warwick, New York, Fire Department
August 31, 2019

This morning, at 10:05 am, Warwick Fire Department was dispatched to a plane in the water at Wickham Lake on the airport side. Upon arrival, a small plane was down, in the water, the two (2) passengers were able to safely exit the aircraft and swim to shore. The aircraft had a mechanical problem and the pilot chose to place the aircraft into the water. No injuries reported. Thank you to the Volunteers who responded, the Warwick EMS, Warwick PD and State Police.






WARWICK, New York (CBSNewYork) – The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing in a lake in Orange County Saturday morning.

The plane went down in Warwick, which is about 50 miles north of Manhattan.

The tail-end of the two-seater could be seen sticking up out of Wickham Lake.

After hitting the water, the two men aboard the plane escaped uninjured and swam ashore.

“They had just taken off Warwick Airport, experienced some engine problems, turned around to return to the airport. At that point they felt it was a better option and safer option to land in the water and that’s what they did,” Lt. John Rader of the Warwick Police Department said.

The plane has been pulled from the lake, and federal aviation officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://newyork.cbslocal.com

Piper J3C-65, N26754: Incident occurred August 30, 2019 in Erwin, Harnett County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro

Aircraft landed on grass strip and ran into ravine.

https://registry.faa.gov/N26754

Date: 30-AUG-19
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N26754
Aircraft Make: Piper
Aircraft Model: J3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ERWIN
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-60-602P Aerostar, N1R: Accident occurred September 02, 2019 at Tulsa International Airport (KTUL), Oklahoma

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

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/N1R

Location: Tulsa, OK
Accident Number: CEN19TA327
Date & Time: 09/02/2019, 1020 CDT
Registration: N1R
Aircraft:Piper PA60 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 2, 2019, about 1020 central daylight time, a Piper PA-60 Aerostar airplane, N1R, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on runway 36L at Tulsa International Airport (TUL), Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The nose landing gear collapsed which resulted in damage to the forward pressure bulkhead. The airplane was registered to CBU Aviation LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Rogers Executive Airport (ROG), Rogers, Arkansas, about 0945 and was destined for TUL.

The pilot reported flying a normal approach to runway 36L; however, he initiated the landing flare too high. The airplane subsequently stalled and dropped about 10 ft which caused the nose landing gear to collapse. The airplane came to rest on an adjacent taxiway. He had verified that the landing gear was down and locked (three green indicator panel lights) before landing. He stated the accident was "not caused by any apparent mechanical failures."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 81, 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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/06/2017
Flight Time: 2300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 500 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1R
Model/Series: PA60 602P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 60-8265043
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3571.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TIO-540-U2A
Registered Owner: CBU Aviation LLC
Rated Power: 350 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: TUL, 678 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rogers, AR (ROG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Tulsa, OK (TUL)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0930 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Tulsa International (TUL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 678 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36L
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.198333, -95.888056 (est)


Location: Tulsa, OK
Accident Number: CEN19LA327
Date & Time: 09/02/2019, 1020 CDT
Registration: N1R
Aircraft: Piper PA60
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 2, 2019, about 1020 central daylight time, a Piper PA-60 Aerostar airplane, N1R, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing and nose landing gear collapse on runway 36L at Tulsa International Airport (TUL), Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained damage to the forward pressure bulkhead. The airplane was registered to CBU Aviation LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight originated from Rogers Executive Airport (ROG), Rogers, Arkansas, about 0945 and was destined for TUL.

The pilot reported flying a normal approach to runway 36L; however, he initiated the landing flare too high. The airplane subsequently stalled and dropped about 10 ft which caused the nose landing gear to collapse. He verified that the landing gear was down and locked (three green indicator panel lights) before landing. There were no anomalies related to the airplane before the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration:N1R 
Model/Series: PA60 602P
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: TUL, 678 ft msl
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Rogers, AR (ROG)
Destination: Tulsa, OK (TUL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  36.198333, -95.888056 (est)

Piper PA-32R-301, N8248D: Incident occurred September 01, 2019 at Cherry Ridge Airport (N30), Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8248D

Date: 01-SEP-19
Time: 15:16:00Z
Regis#: N8248D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HONESDALE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-38-112, N6400A: Incident occurred September 02, 2019 at Taylor Municipal Airport (T74), Williamson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

Aircraft lost power on initial climb out.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6400A

Date: 02-SEP-19
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N6400A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 38
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: TAYLOR
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser, N55633: Accident occurred August 31, 2019 near Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO), Montgomery County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

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

https://registry.faa.govN55633

Location: Conroe, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA299
Date & Time: 08/31/2019, 0800 CDT
Registration: N55633
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 31, 2019, about 0800 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-140 (Cherokee Cruiser) airplane, N55633, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing to a large pond near Conroe, Texas. The commercial pilot and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to a private individual and was 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 the Palestine Municipal Airport (PSN), Palestine, Texas, about 0700.

The pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to transport him and his sister to the Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (CXO), Conroe, Texas, for a personal event. The flight originated from the Cherokee County Airport (JSO), Jacksonville, Texas at 0620. The airplane was previously filled with fuel and the pilot verified the fuel status before departing, which was 36 gallons of fuel onboard. The airplane arrived at PSN at 0645, and the pilot picked up his sister. After greetings, a passenger briefing, the runup procedures, and taxiing, the airplane departed from PSN at 0700 for CXO.

For the fuel planning for the flight, the pilot reported his plan was to use the right fuel tank until the descent into CXO. When the onboard global positioning system showed the airplane was about 15 miles (nautical) north of CXO, the pilot turned on the fuel pump and switched to the left fuel tank. After coordination with the air traffic control tower at CXO, the pilot maneuvered the airplane for a straight-in approach to runway 14. As the airplane approached the traffic pattern altitude and with the airport in sight, the pilot executed the before landing check.

The engine rpm was set to 1800, the mixture was adjusted to full rich, and the carburetor heat was turned on. The pilot reported that as soon as he turned the carburetor heat on, the engine went to idle. He immediately turned the carburetor heat back to off. He surmised that having the carburetor heat off would not fix the problem, and so he turned the carburetor heat back on.

After assessing the situation and realizing the airplane didn't have adequate power for flight, the pilot called the air traffic control tower at CXO to report the emergency and elected to conduct a forced landing to a nearby road. The pilot verified all of the circuit breakers were in, he verified the various switches were in the correct locations (particularly making sure the fuel pump switch and the master switch were both on), he verified the position of the magneto switch, and the location of the controls of the throttle quadrant. He reported he did not observe anything out of place.

He did not try to turn the magneto key since it was already in position and the engine was still running, but at idle. He switched the fuel selector back to the right fuel tank, he cycled the throttle twice, and left it at full power. The airplane was about 100 ft and 60 kts over the trees and the pilot assessed the situation that the airplane would not be able to land to the road. The pilot observed a pond and decided to execute a water landing to the pond. During the water impact, the airplane came to rest upside down, in a nose-down attitude as shown below in figure 1. The left wing sustained substantial damage from the water impact.


Figure 1 – View of the submerged airplane in the pond (courtesy of the Texas Department of Public Safety).

The circular shaped freshwater pond has an estimated width of 520 ft and a length of 430 ft. The estimated depth of where the airplane came to rest in the pond was between 5 to 7 ft. The bottom of the pond consisted of sand. The pond is about 3 miles to the north of the threshold for runway 14 at CXO.

During the underwater egression, the pilot stationed in the left seat and passenger stationed in the right seat released themselves from their restraint systems, up righted themselves, and switched positions in the cockpit since the door was on the passenger's side (the right side of the cockpit). In the Piper PA-28 series, the pilot is stationed in the left seat and there is only one door which is on the right side of the cockpit, above the right wing. After they switched positions, part of a passenger window breached from the force of the water, and water rapidly filled up the cabin and cockpit.

The pilot turned the safety latch at the center top of door, which was under his feet, and reported "it didn't feel right." He then pulled the locking latch located on the rearward side of the door, but it would not move. Since he could not open the door to egress, he then punctured and pushed out the acrylic glass door window, which provided a suitable avenue of escape for him and the passenger as shown below in figure 2. The pilot and passenger waded to shore without further incident. A good Samaritan driving by stopped to assist the pilot and passenger, and first responders were contacted. The airplane was recovered from the pond and moved to a secure location for a future examination of the airframe and engine.


Figure 2 – View of the door as the airplane was being recovered from the pond (courtesy of the Montgomery County Police Reporter).


The NTSB has previously identified egression difficulties with the Piper PA-28 series, particularly with an accident involving a fire or water egression. NTSB Safety Recommendations Letter A-81-26 Through -28, based upon several Piper PA-28 accidents, states in part:

The cabin door on the Cherokee, like several other single-engine aircraft designed for five or less persons, is the only available exit. Therefore, when the cabin door becomes jammed, blocked, or otherwise unusable during an accident, there are no alternate means of egress. Furthermore, the Cherokee door is designed with two separate latches: a locking latch located on the rearward side of the door, and a safety latch at the center top of the door which should be latched prior to the flight to provide a proper seal around the door. The prompt location and operation of the top safety latch can be difficult for occupants and rescuers alike.

The four-seat capacity airplane, serial number 28-7325447, was manufactured in 1973. The airplane was equipped with a Lycoming Engines O-320 series engine. According to the pilot, the airplane's registration records were in the process of being changed at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N55633
Model/Series: PA28 140
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: KCXO, 245 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Palestine, TX (PSN)
Destination: Houston, TX (CXO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 30.403889, -95.437222 (est)








Two people suffered minor injuries Saturday morning after the plane they were flying in crashed into a pond near Farrell Road in Willis, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The plane was headed for Conroe Airport, where air traffic controllers had dispatched firefighters for a report of an aircraft emergency. Shortly after, officials from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office were told the plane might have to land on Interstate 45.

Minutes later, it was capsized in a nearby pond. A 50-year-old male and a 50-year old female were transported in stable condition, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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



MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Officials are working to determine what caused a plane to crash into a pond in Montgomery County Saturday morning.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a plane crash on Seven Coves Road near FM 2432.

TxDPS tweeted out a photo showing the plane upside down in a body of water.

Officials said the 50-year-old pilot and his passenger were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration says they will investigate the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://abc13.com



WILLIS, Texas - Two people were injured Saturday when a small plane crashed into a pond near Willis.

The crash was reported about 8 a.m. along Farrell Road.

According to officials, the tower at the Conroe airport received an emergency declaration from the pilot.

Officials said they thought the pilot might attempt to land on Interstate 45, but got a call a few minutes later that the aircraft was upside down in a pond.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, both the pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.click2houston.com

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N212BS: Accident occurred September 02, 2019 at Fayette Regional Air Center Airport (3T5), La Grange, Fayette County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N212BS

Location: La Grange, TX

Accident Number: CEN19LA302
Date & Time: 09/02/2019, 1515 CDT
Registration: N212BS
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 2, 2019, about 1515 central daylight time, a Cessna 172S airplane, N212BS, experienced a hard landing at the Fayette Regional Air Center Airport (3T5), La Grange, Texas. The pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Euros Aircraft leasing LLC and operated by Brazos Valley Flight Services under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a student cross-country flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

An initial report from the pilot stated that he did a normal approach to runway 34. During the flare and just before touchdown, a gust of wind came from the right and lifted the airplane. The airplane then landed hard onto the runway. The plane bounced from the impact and then came to a stop. An initial inspection of the airplane noted substantial damage to the firewall and a collapsed nose landing gear.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N212BS
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Euros Aircraft Leasing Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 3T5
Observation Time: 1535 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 38°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: College Station, TX (CLL)
Destination: La Grange, TX (3T5)

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:  29.908333, -96.950000

Stinson 108 Voyager, N97699: Accident occurred September 01, 2019 at Bandera State Airport (4W0), King County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

https://registry.faa.gov/N97699

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA522
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 2019 in Bandera, WA
Aircraft: Stinson 108, registration: N97699

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 went off end of runway after landing.

Date: 01-SEP-19
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N97699
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BANDERA
State: WASHINGTON

CubCrafters CCK-2000, N345S: Incident occurred September 02, 2019 at Yakima Air Terminal (KYKM), Yakima County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Aircraft lost control upon landing and went off runway.

Saacks Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N345S

Date: 02-SEP-19
Time: 20:36:00Z
Regis#: N345S
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: 2000
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: YAKIMA
State: WASHINGTON

Hughes 369D, N54528: Accident occurred August 31, 2019 in Asotin, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel 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/N54528

Location: Asotin, WA
Accident Number: WPR19LA249
Date & Time: 08/31/2019, 2217 PDT
Registration: N54528
Aircraft: Hughes 369
Injuries:2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 31, 2019, about 2217 Pacific daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N54528, was substantially damaged following an impact with water near Asotin, Utah. The helicopter was owned by a private individual and operated by the airline transport pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the airport about the time of the accident. No flight plan was filed for the flight. The local flight had originated from a private residence near, Asotin, Utah about 2216.

The pilot departed during dark night conditions to provide aid to individuals that were in distress across the canyon. The pilot recalled lifting off and the next thing he remembers was having to apply full right pedal and then impacting the water. He estimates that the event lasted about 10 seconds.

The helicopter was transported to a secure facility for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes
Registration: N54528
Model/Series: 369 D
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLWS, 1436 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Asotin, WA
Destination: Asotin, WA

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: 46.251667, -116.968611 (est)





LEWISTON, Idaho (KLEW) — On Sunday, crews pulled a helicopter from the bottom of the Snake River after it crashed with two people inside the night before.

The Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office says they were called to the scene at 10:45 p.m. after the helicopter went down in the river near Ten Mile Canyon.

"The reports that we're getting were, in an attempt to help some hunters on the Idaho side of the river, they deployed from their helipad," says Cpl. Patrick Dupea with the sheriff’s office.

Dupea says the helicopter launched from the Washington side but only got about 200 yards before plummeting into the Snake River. The two men inside, Lewis Weiss of Duval and Alexander Jobe of Sammamish, where able to escape the sinking helicopter and make it to shore. But then they drove off without talking to law enforcement and authorities say they're still trying to contact them at this time.

"We're here to ensure everyone's safety and we need the pieces of the puzzles to put together what happened and make sure that everybody is safe,” says Dupea.

The sheriff's office got reports the helicopter had a mechanical failure but are still working to determine the exact cause of the crash. The helicopter sank to the bottom of the Snake River and was there until late afternoon.

"We marked it for precaution, just to make sure that nobody did hit it,” Dupea says.

Dupea adds that the hunters were never in danger and that citizens should contact local authorities if they think there's an emergency before going to help.

"We would sure like to be aware if they were going to launch some type of rescue mission to help these hunters out because the sheriff's office does have resources to deploy search and rescue."

The sheriff's office did say they've talked with the occupants’ family members as well as the owner of the helicopter. There have been no charges filed and no injuries reported in the incident at this time.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Story and video ➤ https://klewtv.com

On August 31, 2019 at about 2245 hours Whitcom advised Nez Perce County of a helicopter crash on the Snake River near Ten Mile Canyon. The Nez Perce County Marine Deputy was called out to investigate. The helicopter crashed in the middle of the river. Witnesses reported to Whitcom that two males exited the helicopter and left the scene in a vehicle. The two males, later identified as Lewis G. Weiss of Duvall, Washington and Alexander J. Jobe of Sammamish, Washington were not able to be reached. The complainant on this crash, Josephine F. Weiss of Duvall, reported that Alexander made it back to a address in Asotin, no word was obtained on Lewis.


Nez Perce County asked Asotin County for an Agency Assist to get eyes on the Alexander, Asotin County was unable to contact him. The dive team will be deployed in the morning to inspect the crash. This investigation is ongoing. 

-Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

Velocity, N21HV: Incident occurred August 31, 2019 at Friday Harbor Airport (KFHR), San Juan County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

Aircraft veered off runway while landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N21HV

Date: 31-AUG-19
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N21HV
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: VELOCITY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FRIDAY HARBOR
State: WASHINGTON

Envoy Air, Embraer ERJ-145, N667GB: Incident occurred August 31, 2019 at La Crosse Regional Airport (KLSE), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Aircraft struck a bird on landing.

American Airlines Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N667GB

Date: 31-AUG-19
Time: 22:41:00Z
Regis#: N667GB
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: 145
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY
City: LA CROSSE
State: WISCONSIN

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N7777W: Accident occurred September 01, 2019 at Manchester Airport (KMHT), Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

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/N7777W


Location: Manchester, NH
Accident Number: GAA19CA524
Date & Time: 09/01/2019, 1657 EDT
Registration: N7777W
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The student pilot reported that, during landing with a crosswind, the airplane veered left, he applied the brakes but the airplane continued to veer left. The airplane exited the runway, impacted the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) lights and came to rest in the grass.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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 130° at 10 knots. The student pilot was landing the airplane on runway 06.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 47, 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 94 hours (Total, all aircraft), 41 hours (Total, this make and model), 21 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 54 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7777W
Model/Series: PA 28-180 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-1781
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/12/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3845.24 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-250-A3A
Registered Owner: James J Wolak
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Ammon Roadable Aircraft, Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMHT, 232 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 278°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12000 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: 30.31 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Manchester, NH (MHT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Manchester, NH (MHT)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1657 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Manchester (MHT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 266 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 06
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7651 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; 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: 42.932778, -71.435833 (est)