Friday, September 06, 2019

Cirrus SR22, N983WP: Accident occurred August 25, 2019 at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (KGWS), Colorado -and- Incident occurred October 15, 2017 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, North Carolina


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

Additional Participating Entity:  
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N983WP

Location: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO    
Accident Number: CEN19TA330
Date & Time: 08/25/2019, 1250MDT
Registration: N983WP
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 25, 2019, about 1250 mountain daylight time, a Cirrus SR-22 airplane, N983WP, experienced a collapsed nose gear during landing at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (GWS), Colorado. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to CBGNC Aviation LLC and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and the flight was operating utilizing visual flight rules (VFR) flight following at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Russell Municipal Airport (RSL), Kansas, and was destined for GWS.

The pilot overflew GWS to familiarize himself with the area and elected to land to the south. The reported weather was clear and AWOS reported the winds were calm. The pilot "flew the final approach in the mid 70's (airspeed) and full flaps." During roundout "the bottom fell out" and the airplane landed flat and hard on the main landing gear and then the nosewheel; the nose landing gear collapsed. The composite firewall was damaged, substantially damaging the airplane. The pilot told investigators problems were noted with the nose landing gear during the previous annual inspection, but did not elaborate on what those problems were. 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N983WP
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Cbgnc Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGWS
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Departure Point: Russell, KS (RSL)
Destination: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO (GWS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.506667, -107.309444 (est)




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

October 15, 2017: Aircraft on taxi, went off the taxiway and struck taxiway lights.


Date: 16-OCT-17
Time: 00:04:00Z
Regis#: N983WP
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: WINSTON-SALEM
State: NORTH CAROLINA









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

AIRCRAFT:   2005 Cirrus SR22 N983WP, s/n: 1671
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at ACTT/Tach:  3806.5

ENGINE: 
Continental IO-550N, s/n: 686757
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at ETT 3276.1. 
Overhauled by Triad Aviation and installed on 07/09/19 with 0.0 TSO, at ACTT 3806.5

PROPELLER:  
Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1N, s/n: NJ1637B
Last Annual Inspection on 07/09/19 at PTSO 242.9 

EQUIPMENT:
The following equipment was reported to be in N983WP and requires confirmation:

Avidyne Entegra PFD (Reported as “Release 8” rather than the latest, which is Release 9)
Avidyne EX5000C MFD
Avidyne DFC 90 autopilot (NOTE: this 3-piece Avidyne suite is under warranty through August 2020 - renewable but unconfirmed transferable)
Two Garmin GNS 430s, one that's WAAS and the other not
Transponder Garmin GTX 330 ES, fully ADS-B compliant, reported to be Factory refurbished, installed in early 2019
Garmin Flightstream 210, new in 2019
Garmin GMA340A Audio Panel

The following standard features for this model:

EMAX Engine and Fuel Monitoring
CMAX Electronic Charts
Skywatch TCAS
WX500 Stormscope
TAWS ( Terrain Awareness System)
XM WX Datalink with XM Audio
standard, “3-pack” builtin backup steam gauges for this model (altimeter, airspeed and attitude indicators)
a 1-yr old (2018) ELT model E-04 (which is 406 MHz compliant)

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  
Pilot had a hard landing at Glenwood Springs Airport, CO 


DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  
The damage includes but may not be limited to:  "Significant structural damage. Props are broken, firewall damaged, fuselage and cabin sub-floor damaged".

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:
Glenwood Springs Airport, CO (KGWS)

Read more here: http://www.avclaims.com

Velocity XL RG, N2XF: Accident occurred September 03, 2019 at Mack Mesa Airport (10CO), Mesa County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N2XF


Location: Mack, CO
Accident Number: CEN19LA313
Date & Time: 09/03/2019, 1000 MDT
Registration: N2XF
Aircraft: Jackson Velocity
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On September 3, 2019, about 1000 mountain daylight time, the engine on a Jackson/Marini Velocity XL-RG, N2XF, over-sped during climb to cruise shortly after taking off from Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, Colorado. The pilot was vectored to Mack Mesa Airport (10CO), Mack, Colorado, where he made a forced landing on runway 07. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left rudder. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the airport at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed for the flight destined for Ravalli County Airport (6S5), Hamilton, Montana.

The pilot said he took off from GJT about 0925. As the airplane was passing 15,000 ft en route to its assigned cruising altitude of flight level (FL) 180 (18,000, the engine suddenly oversped to approximately 3,450 rpm. The pilot advised Denver air route traffic control center (ARTCC) and was given vectors to 10CO. The pilot waited until the landing was assured before lowering the landing gear. Because of excessive speed, the airplane touched down halfway down the runway. The nose gear had extended. The pilot applied brakes, but the main gear was not completely extended so there was no effective braking. During the landing roll, the airplane struck an irrigation pipe, knocking off the left rudder. The airplane slid off the departure end of the runway and came rest in a clover field.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Jackson
Registration: N2XF
Model/Series: Velocity XL-RG
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: GJT, 4861 ft msl
Observation Time: 0947 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)
Destination: Mack, CO (10CO) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.268056, -108.864167

Loss of Control in Flight: Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N19GB; accident occurred September 04, 2019 in Palmer, Alaska



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/N19GB

Location: Palmer, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA538
Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 1800 AKD
Registration: N19GB
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during landing on the dry lakebed, he was #2 to land following a friend's airplane. During the right turn from base to final, he recalled that he was too close to the airplane ahead and decided to make a right turn and land in a clearing.

The airplane landed hard and sustained substantial damage to both wings, and fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Glider; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:  09/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/05/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5800 hours (Total, all aircraft), 17 hours (Total, this make and model), 3380 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 77 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N19GB
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-7666
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/14/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4938 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: PAQ, 248 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1600 AKD
Direction from Accident Site: 130°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Wasilla, AK (4AK6)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1755 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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:  61.310000, -148.580000 (est)

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N4638R: Incident occurred September 04, 2019 near Greenfield Municipal Airport (KGFZ), Adair County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines

Aircraft lost power and crashed into cornfield.

Chrystal Motorsports LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4638R

Date: 04-SEP-19
Time: 12:20:00Z
Regis#: N4638R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: GREENFIELD
State: IOWA




Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater shared via press release this afternoon that Wednesday, September 4th, at 7:10 a.m., his office received a cellular 911 telephone call reporting that an adult male had walked to the caller's residence stating that he had been in a plane crash.

First responders from Fontanelle Fire and Rescue, Fontanelle Police and the Adair County Sheriff responded to the area approximately 1 mile northwest of Greenfield.

The operator of the 1966 Piper Cherokee 140 aircraft was identified as 59-year old Eric William Crystal of Jefferson. Chrystal was transported to the Adair County Memorial Hospital in Greenfield with suspected minor injuries and was later released.

The plane crashed into a cornfield, coming to rest on its top. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

The Adair County Sheriff's Office is assisting the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board with their investigation.

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

Cirrus SR22, N88WF: Incident occurred September 04, 2019 at Mid-Carolina Regional Airport (KRUQ), Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

Aircraft blew left main gear tire causing loss of control on landing.

Lucky 8 Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N88WF

Date: 05-SEP-19
Time: 01:30:00Z
Regis#: N88WF
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: 22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALISBURY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Powerplant System/Component Malfunction/Failure: Phantom X-1, N111JC; accident occurred September 04, 2019 in Van Wert County, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N111JC


Location: Van Wert, OH
Accident Number: CEN19LA303
Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 1735 EDT
Registration: N111JC
Aircraft: Phantom Aeronautics X-1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Powerplant sys/comp malf/fail
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 4, 2019, about 1735 eastern daylight time, a Phantom Aeronautics X-1 light-sport airplane, N111JC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Van Wert, Ohio. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Van Wert County Airport (VNW), Van Wert, Ohio, about 1730.

The pilot reported that the engine lost power about 5 minutes into the flight. He noticed that the forward carburetor of the dual-carburetor equipped engine had become separated from the intake socket. He executed a forced landing to a bean field, resulting in damage to the left-wing spar. The pilot reported that he had completed a preflight inspection and did not observe any anomalies.

A postaccident examination confirmed that the forward carburetor was separated from the socket. The aft carburetor remained attached to the aft socket and both carburetors remained secured to the intake silencer (airbox). Visual examination did not reveal any other anomalies with respect to the engine assembly.

Further examination revealed that the installed socket did not match an exemplar socket provided by the engine manufacturer's representative. Specifically, the installed socket had a step at the end mating to the carburetor inlet which was not present on the exemplar socket. In addition, the intake silencer was not supported except by the forward and aft sockets. There was no independent method of support.

The engine installation manual noted that the intake silencer "must not influence the position of the carburetor" and that it needed to be supported accordingly. No further guidance was provided by the manual.

Aircraft maintenance records indicated the engine was rebuilt in July 2017 at 948.6 hours airframe total time. The engine total time when rebuilt was 424.0 hours. The air intake silencer was installed in July 2018 at 972.7 hours airframe time (448.1 hours engine time). On April 21, 2019, at 976.4 hours airframe total time (451.8 hours engine time), the spark plugs and carburetor boots were replaced, and the carburetors were synchronized. A condition inspection was also completed at that time. The airplane was sold to the accident owner in June 2019. The final maintenance entry noted replacement of the spark plugs on August 8, 2019, at 1,003.0 hours airframe time (478.6 hours engine time).

The engine manufacturer provided operators with a daily and preflight inspection checklist. The daily inspection checklist advised operators to check carburetor sockets for cracks and secure attachment. It also included a check for security and condition of the intake silencer and air filter.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
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: 04/21/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/16/2019
Flight Time:  104 hours (Total, all aircraft), 7 hours (Total, this make and model), 61 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Phantom Aeronautics
Registration: N111JC
Model/Series: X-1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 94-0143
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/21/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 720 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 26 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1003 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 503
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 50 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: VNW, 787 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 120°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4400 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Van Wert, OH (VNW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Van Wert, OH (VNW)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1730 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Van Wert County (VNW)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 787 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Latitude, Longitude: 40.881667, -84.644167

Location: Van Wert, OH
Accident Number: CEN19LA303
Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 1735 EDT
Registration: N111JC
Aircraft: Phantom Aeronautics X-1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 4, 2019, about 1735 eastern daylight time, a Phantom Aeronautics X-1 light sport airplane, N111JC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a loss of engine power near Van Wert, Ohio. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by private individuals as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Van Wert County Airport (VNW), Van Wert, Ohio, about 1730.

The pilot reported a loss of engine power about 5 minutes into the flight. He subsequently noticed that the forward carburetor had become separated from the engine intake boot. He executed a forced landing to a bean field which resulted in damage to the left-wing spar. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Phantom Aeronautics
Registration: N111JC
Model/Series: X-1
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: VNW, 787 ft msl
Observation Time: 1735 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4400 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Van Wert, OH (VNW)
Destination: Van Wert, OH (VNW)

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: 40.863889, -84.606389 (est)





VAN WERT — No one was injured in a plane crash in Van Wert County on Wednesday.

In a news release, Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach reported that just after 5:30 p.m., his office was notified of the plane crash. When officials arrived, they determined an ultralight aircraft had crashed in a soybean field at the southeast corner of Lincoln Highway and Richey Road.

The aircraft was a 1997 Phantom X1, which was flown by Joshua J. Huber, 32, of Convoy. He was not hurt in the crash.

The investigation is continuing, and the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted as part of the investigation.

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

Aerodynamic Stall: Diamond DA20-C1, N98BZ; accident occurred August 31, 2019 at Covington Municipal Airport (M04), Newton County, Georgia

View of damage to the composite lower fuselage. 


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

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/N98BZ


Location: Covington, TN
Accident Number: GAA19CA527
Date & Time: 08/31/2019, 1800 CDT
Registration: N98BZ
Aircraft:Diamond DA20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that he instructed his student to perform a soft-field takeoff. During the takeoff roll, the instructor had his hands on the flight controls while the student pilot released the yoke back pressure and the airplane began to climb, but the airplane's nose was too high. The flight instructor pushed forward on the control stick to correct the nose high attitude, "and the plane started to pull to the right." The flight instructor does not know whether the stall warning horn sounded, as the airplane flew over the right edge of the runway, but he does recall being on the flight controls when the airplane descended and impacted the grass safety area on the right side of the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage composite structure.

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 student pilot's improper pitch attitude during the takeoff climb, and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and ground impact.

Findings

Aircraft
Pitch control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Angle of attack - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)
Aircraft control - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control in flight
Aerodynamic stall/spin (Defining event)

Uncontrolled descent
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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 Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/13/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/24/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 281 hours (Total, all aircraft), 44 hours (Total, this make and model), 203 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 44 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 27, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 1
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/31/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 38 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Diamond
Registration: N98BZ
Model/Series: DA20 C1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: C0689
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1770 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 760.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-240-B
Registered Owner: Cti Aircraft Leasing Llc
Rated Power: 125 hp
Operator: Cti Aircraft Leasing Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)
Operator Does Business As: Flight School
Operator Designator Code: 1XPS

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KM04, 280 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1015 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 152°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Covington, TN (M04)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Millington, TN (NQA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1800 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Covington Muni (M04)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 280 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5004 ft / 100 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: 35.583333, -89.587222 (est)

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N736HS: Incident occurred September 04, 2019 at Greater Morris County Airport (8F5), Daingerfield, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft struck deer upon landing.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N736HS

Date: 04-SEP-19
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N736HS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAINGERFIELD
State: TEXAS

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180C, N9250T; accident occurred September 04, 2019 at Lancaster Regional Airport (KLNC), Dallas County, Texas

View of damaged right-wing lift strut and empennage.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas, 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/N9250T

Location: LANCASTER, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA548
Date & Time: 09/04/2019, 0945 CDT
Registration: N9250T
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during a three-point landing, the airplane veered left, ground looped left, exited the runway, and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to right-wing lift strut and empennage.

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: 42, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
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: 06/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/03/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 83 hours (Total, all aircraft), 33 hours (Total, this make and model), 83 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9250T
Model/Series: 180 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 50750
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/13/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5849 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470-L
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 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: KLNC, 501 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1435 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 320°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dallas, TX (RBD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dallas, TX (RBD)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0900 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lancaster Rgnl (LNC)
Runway Surface Type:Asphalt 
Airport Elevation: 501 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 13
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop 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:  32.577500, -96.717500 (est)