Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Beechcraft King Air 90, N9059S: Incident occurred September 07, 2019 at Monroe-Walton County Airport (D73), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft landed gear up.

Alcovy Mountain Venture LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9059S

Date: 07-SEP-19
Time: 18:33:00Z
Regis#: N9059S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MONROE
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 337D, N337LF: Incident occurred September 08, 2019 at Litchfield Municipal Airport (3LF), Montgomery County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N337LF

Date: 08-SEP-19
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N337LF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 337
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LITCHFIELD
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 195A, N9895A: Accident occurred September 06, 2019 at Pocahontas Municipal Airport (KPOH), Iowa

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9895A

Location: Pocahontas, IA
Accident Number: CEN19LA322
Date & Time: 09/06/2019, 1230 CDT
Registration: N9895A
Aircraft: Cessna 195A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 6, 2019, at 1230 central daylight time, a Cessna 195A, N9895A, impacted terrain after it veered off runway 30 at Pocahontas Municipal Airport (POH), Pocahontas, Iowa. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS), Bismarck, North Dakota, and was destined to POH.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9895A
Model/Series: 195A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FOD, 1156 ft msl
Observation Time: 1156 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bismarck, North Dakota (BIS)
Destination: Pocahontas, IA (POH)

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: 42.742778, -94.647222 (est)

Grumman G-164B Ag Cat, N8386K: Accident occurred September 08, 2019 near Bunting's Field Airport (4MD1), Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8386K

Location: Berlin, MD
Accident Number: ERA19LA267
Date & Time: 09/08/2019, 1525 EDT
Registration: N8386K
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On September 8, 2019, at 1525 eastern daylight time, a Grumman G-164B, N8386K, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Berlin, Maryland. The commercial pilot was not injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The aerial application flight was operated by Buntings Dusting Inc. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. The flight originated from Bunting's Field Airport, Berlin, Maryland at 1515.

According to the pilot, he was departing for the first flight of the day to conduct aerial seeding with 2,000 lbs. of wheat seeds. After liftoff he noticed that the engine began to vibrate, but the rpm seemed normal. The pilot made a right turn and the engine started to lose power and then "quit." The pilot said he was "too low to attempt a restart," so he elected to make a forced landing in a cornfield. During the landing, the airplane nosed over and a post-crash fire ensued. The pilot exited the airplane and contacted the local authorities.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest inverted in a cornfield. The airplane's fuselage and both the upper and lower wings were buckled. Examination of the cockpit, firewall and the engine accessories revealed they were fire damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N8386K
Model/Series: G164 B
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: OXB, 11 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Berlin, MD (4MD1)
Destination: Berlin, MD (4MD1) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

BERLIN, Maryland - A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Worcester County, Maryland State Police said.

Police said troopers were called around 2:40 p.m. to a cornfield off of Tall Timber Road near Makin Lane in Berlin, where a Grumman G-164B Ag Cat crashed and burst into flames.

According to a preliminary investigation, the pilot, Robert Bunting, 62, of Berlin, told troopers that he had engine trouble and landed his plane in the field.

Bunting, the owner of the aircraft, was checked by paramedics and released.

The plane was not carrying any chemicals on board at the time of the crash, state police said. The Berlin Fire Company extinguished the fire.

No injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation.

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

Cessna 172RG Cutlass, N6542V: Incident occurred September 06, 2019 at Boire Field Airport (KASH), Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

Aptis Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6542V

Date: 06-SEP-19
Time: 20:02:00Z
Regis#: N6542V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NASHUA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Piper PA-32-R-301, N965JB: Incident occurred September 07, 2019 at Essex County Airport (KCDW), Caldwell, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro

Aircraft landed gear up.

KeevAir LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N965JB

Date: 07-SEP-19
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N965JB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CALDWELL
State: NEW JERSEY

Gulfstream G-IV, N463MA: Incident occurred September 06, 2019 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Bergen County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro

Aircraft experienced a blown tire while landing.

SMB G-IV V LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N463MA

Date: 06-SEP-19
Time: 22:10:00Z
Regis#: N463MA
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: GIV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TETERBORO
State: NEW JERSEY

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Air Tractor AT-602, N602SS; accident occurred September 07, 2019 in Turkey, Hall County, Texas

View of inverted airplane in field. 
Federal Aviation Administration 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, 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/N602SS


Location: TURKEY, TX
Accident Number: GAA19CA535
Date & Time: 09/07/2019, 1930 CDT
Registration: N602SS
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported, that while maneuvering at a low altitude in an aerial applicator airplane, he dumped about 350 gallons of pink water for a gender reveal. The airplane "got too slow", aerodynamically stalled, impacted terrain, and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right wing, and empennage.

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

The Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the accident occurred during a low pass for a gender reveal celebration. He added that there were two persons on board the single seat airplane.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied:Single 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/17/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 14000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8000 hours (Total, this make and model), 150 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N602SS
Model/Series: AT 602 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 602-1222
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 12500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 2000 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: P&W Canada
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-65AG
Registered Owner: Horan Spraying Llc
Rated Power:
Operator: Horan Spraying Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCDS, 1951 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 87°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 14°C 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination:
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Latitude, Longitude: 34.400000, -100.887222 (est)



It's a tale of another gender reveal going wrong -- very wrong.

Raj Horan was flying his 2013 AT-602 Air Tractor, a single-seat crop duster, near Turkey on Sept. 7 for a gender reveal, according to a report filed with the NTSB.

Horan was to fly low over the designated spot and dump 625 gallons of pink water into the air -- revealing to those gathered below the impending arrival of a little girl.

As Horan approached, he slowed and trimmed the aircraft. He told the NTSB when he started dumping the water, the airplane began to stall and that he could not get it back.

The stall caused the plane to lose altitude, hit the ground and roll over. It eventually came to rest inverted on the ground. According to the NTSB report, the plane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right wing, and empennage.

Horan was not injured in the crash but a passenger in the single-seat aircraft did suffer minor injuries. In a follow-up conversation in late October, the NTSB inspector reported that he thought he pilot moved to the right and the passenger was sitting on the edge of the seat on the left side.

Horan told the NTSB there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

There were no injuries or damage to anyone on the ground, according to the NTSB report.

Turkey is located about 75 miles northeast of Lubbock. Horan's plane is registered to an airfield in Plainview about 45 miles southwest of Turkey.

Last month, an Iowa woman was killed by a flying piece of debris from an explosion during a gender reveal gone wrong. An earlier gender reveal mishap last year was blamed for starting a fire that burned nearly 47,000 acres and left $8 million in damage, NBC News also reported.

https://www.nbcdfw.com





HALL COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - One person has been hospitalized after a plane crash near Turkey over the weekend.

According to the Turkey Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, two people were involved in a plane crash near Turkey on September 7th.

The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. around six miles southwest of Turkey.

According to DPS, Raj Horan from Plainview and a female passenger from Plainview were flying in an Air Tractor AT-602 when it went down for an unknown reason.

Horan was not injured in the crash, and the passenger was transported to Lubbock with non-life threatening injuries.

Hall County deputies and DPS troopers were on the scene and notified the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Federal Aviation Administration will continue the investigation.

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

Pietenpol Sky Scout, N1932G: Accident occurred September 07, 2019 at Old Kingsbury Aerodrome (85TE) Kingsbury, Guadalupe County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1932G

Location: Kingsbury, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA306
Date & Time: 09/07/2019, 1007 CDT
Registration: N1932G
Aircraft: Pietenpol Sky Scout
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 7, 2019, about 1007 central daylight time, an amateur-built Pietenpol Sky Scout airplane, N1932G, impacted terrain during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Old Kingsbury Aerodrome (85TE), Kingsbury, Texas. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Freeman Heritage Collection LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

The airplane builder reported that the airplane had accumulated 34.43 hours since it was built in 1999. The airplane was powered by a Ford model A engine, serial number A416526. The airplane builder stated that the water-cooled engine had undergone recent maintenance to resolve an excessive water temperature condition. Specifically, the engine had been disassembled and the cylinder bores were reamed to increase clearances. The engine was reassembled following the cylinder maintenance and remounted on the airplane. The airplane builder reported that there were no anomalies with engine operation during post-maintenance ground testing, and that the engine had normal water temperatures throughout the ground tests. The airplane builder stated that the engine was run for at least an hour before the accident flight.

The pilot, who was not present for the recent engine maintenance or ground testing, reported that the purpose of the flight was to verify proper engine operation and to monitor water temperature during a local flight over the airport. The pilot completed a short ground test of the engine, during which the engine developed a maximum speed 2,100 rpm with no anomalies. After a short break, the pilot restarted the engine and taxied for a takeoff on runway 14 (2,600 ft by 100 ft, grass/turf). The pilot reported that the takeoff roll and liftoff were uneventful and that the engine was developing 2,100 rpm. The pilot stated that after a short climb he made a shallow right turn before he entered a climbing left turn to remain close to the airport. The pilot stated that the airplane had a total loss of engine power during the left turn, about 7 seconds after liftoff. The pilot recalled hearing the engine "sputter" as it decelerated from takeoff power toward idle. The pilot stated that he pushed the control stick forward to reduce the airplane's angle-of-attack; however, the airplane impacted terrain in a nose low, wings level attitude.

There were several witnesses to the accident who reported that there was a total loss of engine power shortly after liftoff. A couple witnesses reported that the airplane impacted terrain in a left wing low, nose down attitude. One witness reported that after the loss of engine power the left wing dropped as the airplane entered an aerodynamic spin into terrain.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pietenpol
Registration: N1932G
Model/Series: Sky Scout
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:Yes 
Operator: Freeman Heritage Collection LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SEQ, 525 ft msl
Observation Time:0958 CDT 
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:None 
Departure Point: Kingsbury, TX (85TE)
Destination: Kingsbury, TX (85TE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 29.634167, -97.811667 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Piper PA-28-180, N6595J; accident occurred September 06, 2019 at Mid-Way Regional Airport (KJWY), Midlothian/Waxahachie, Ellis 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; Irving, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N6595J

Location: Midlothian, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA304
Date & Time: 09/06/2019, 1145 CDT
Registration: N6595J
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28D-180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 6, 2019, about 1145 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28D-180, N6595J, lost engine power after takeoff from Mid-Way Regional Airport (JWY), Midlothian/Waxahachie, Texas. The pilot made a forced landing back on the runway. The student pilot was not injured, but the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the underside of the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot's accident report, she took off on runway 18. About 400 ft above the ground the engine lost power. The pilot turned left towards the closest available field and set up for landing. As she flared for landing, the engine momentarily regained power. The airplane climbed about 100 ft which allowed the pilot to turn left, clear a tree line, and continue toward the runway on a westerly heading. The engine lost power again and the pilot glided the airplane to the airport at a right angle to the runway and touched down in the dirt and grass short of the east side of the runway. On touchdown, the nose gear separated, and the airplane slid across the runway, coming to a stop just outside of the runway lights.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the pilot had just purchased fuel at a nearby airport and the fuel tanks were full. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator responded to the scene. His examination revealed the throttle and mixture controls were still attached, and the engine was unremarkable. Fuel drained from the carburetor bowl and gascolator was light blue and contained no debris or water. The electric boost pump operated normally. The fuel supply line to the engine was removed and when the left tank was selected, fuel flowed normally. When the right tank was selected, only a small amount of fuel would flow. The right tank was the tank the pilot had selected for takeoff.

The FAA inspector was later queried as to the results of his examination. He found the fuel selector valve (Piper part number 491-947) was difficult to move. When it was moved, it would go past the right tank detent. This closed the valve to the right tank, causing a loss of fuel flow. Although the selector handle indicated the right tank had been selected, the valve was misaligned.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 48, 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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/24/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  99 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model), 14 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N6595J
Model/Series: PA-28D-180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 28-4899
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/12/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 56 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4204 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4A
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: JWY, 727 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1155 MDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Midlothian/Waxa, TX (JWY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Midlothian/Waxa, TX (JWY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1200 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mid-Way Regional (JWY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 727 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6500 ft / 100 ft
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: 32.463889, -96.920833 (est)

Location: Midlothian, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA304
Date & Time: 09/06/2019, 1145 CDT
Registration: N6595J
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28D-180
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 9, 2019, about 1145 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28D-180, N6595J, lost engine power after takeoff from Mid-Way Regional Airport (JWY), Midlothian/Waxahachie, Texas. The pilot made a forced landing back on the runway. The student pilot was not injured, but the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the underside of the fuselage. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport at the time of the accident, and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot's accident report, she took off on runway 18. About 400 ft, the engine lost power. She made a left turn towards the closest available field and set up for landing. As she flared for landing, the engine momentarily regained power and she climbed 100 ft, allowing her to make an immediate left turn, clear a tree line, and continue toward the runway on a westerly heading. The engine lost power again she glided to the airport at a right angle to the runway and touched down in the dirt and grass short of the east side of the runway. On touchdown, the nose gear separated, and the airplane slid across the runway and the airplane came to a stop just outside of the runway lights.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the pilot had just purchased fuel at a nearby airport and the tanks were full. Examination by an NTSB investigator revealed the throttle and mixture controls were attached, and the engine was otherwise unremarkable. Fuel drained from the carburetor bowl and gascolator was light blue in color and contained no debris or water. The electric boost pump operated normally. The fuel supply line to the engine was removed and when the left tank was selected, fuel flowed normally. When the right tank was selected, only a small amount of fuel would flow. This was the tank the pilot had selected before takeoff.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N6595J
Model/Series: PA-28D-180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Dale A. McCombs
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JWY, 727 ft msl
Observation Time: 1155 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Midlothian/Waxa, TX (JWY)
Destination: Midlothian/Waxa, TX (JWY) 

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: 32.463889, -96.920833 (est)

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N2683C: Incident occurred September 07, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Felix Auto and Tire LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2683C

Date: 07-SEP-19
Time: 21:04:00Z
Regis#: N2683C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OSHKOSH
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna 210A Centurion, N9436X: Fatal accident occurred September 08, 2019 near The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (KMTH), Monroe County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, Miramar, Florida
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9436X

Location: Marathon, FL
Accident Number: ERA19FA266
Date & Time: 09/08/2019, 0630 EDT
Registration: N9436X
Aircraft: Cessna 210
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 8, 2019, at 0630 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 210A, N9436X, was destroyed when it impacted the Gulf of Mexico after takeoff from The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (MTH), Marathon, Florida. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed MTH at 0629. An instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the planned flight to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), Savannah, Georgia.

The airplane was completely fueled when it arrived at MTH on September 6, 2019. Review of ADS-B track data for the accident flight revealed that it departed on runway 25 and initially made a right climbing turn. The airplane reached an indicated altitude of 425 ft mean sea level about 90° through the turn, before descending in the turn and impacting the water. The airplane's groundspeed continued to increase, from about 70 knots at liftoff, to 100 knots at the height of the right climbing turn, to 146 knots at the end of the data. Review of airport surveillance video depicted the airplane's takeoff, initial climb, and turn toward an area of dark open water underneath a scattered cloud layer.

The wreckage was examined following its recovery to a storage facility. Both wings and the engine had separated during impact. The right wing exhibited more impact damage than the left wing. The right flap separated and its actuator was found in the retracted position. The left flap remained attached, exhibited impact damage, and was partially extended. The right aileron separated and only small pieces of it were recovered. The left aileron remained partially attached to a separated section of left wing. Both wingtip sections separated and were not recovered. The right horizontal stabilizer and right elevator exhibited leading edge damage and separation at the outboard section. The left horizontal stabilizer and left elevator were less damaged. There was no damage to the vertical stabilizer or rudder.

The landing gear was retracted. Control continuity was confirmed from all control surfaces (except for the right aileron) through cable breaks at the fuselage, to the cockpit controls. The cable breaks exhibited broomstraw features consistent with overload separation. Pieces of the right aileron were recovered and the right aileron bellcrank was not recovered; however, the right aileron cable was recovered and exhibited broomstraw features consistent separation. Measurement of the elevator trim jackscrew corresponded to an approximate neutral elevator trim position.

The cockpit was crushed and separated from the fuselage. The pilot and copilot seats were not recovered. The fuel selector valve was positioned to the left fuel tank. The attitude indicator gyro was disassembled for examination. Its rotor and housing were corroded. The directional gyro was also disassembled for examination. It's rotor and housing were corroded; however, one rotational score was observed on the housing. The vacuum pump was disassembled, its rotor, vanes, and shear shaft remained intact. Fuel was recovered from the fuel selector valve and the fuel manifold. It was consistent in color and odor to 100 low lead aviation gasoline.

The propeller separated from the crankshaft flange. One propeller blade was twisted while the other blade was bent aft and exhibited a leading edge gouge. The spark plugs were removed and their electrodes were intact and gray in color. The crankshaft was rotated by hand via the propeller flange. Camshaft, crankshaft, and valve train continuity were confirmed to the rear accessory section of the engine. Thumb compression was attained on all cylinders. Borescope examination of the cylinders did not reveal any anomalies. Both magnetos produced spark at all posts when rotated via an electric drill. The engine driven fuel pump remained attached and could be rotated by hand. It was then disassembled and no anomalies were noted. The oil filter was opened and its element was absent of contamination. The fuel metering unit remained partially attached to the engine and did not exhibit any anomalies.

The pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land and instrument airplane. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical certificate was issued on February 10, 2018. At that time, he reported a total flight experience of 1,500 hours.

The four-seat, high-wing, retractable tricycle-gear airplane was manufactured in 1961. It was powered by a Continental IO-470, 260-horespower engine, equipped with a two-blade, constant-speed McCauley propeller. Review of maintenance records revealed that the airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed on April 5, 2019. At that time, the airframe had accrued a total time of about 3,914 hours and the engine had been operated about 895 hours since major overhaul. According to the tachometer, the airplane flew an additional 45 hours from the time of the annual inspection, until the accident.

The recorded weather at MTH, at 0653, was: wind from 150° at 3 knots; visibility 10 miles; scattered clouds at 2,800 ft; temperature 28° C; dew point 24° C, altimeter 30.00 inches of mercury.

Review of data from the U.S. Naval Observatory revealed that civil twilight began at 0645 and sunrise was at 0708.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9436X
Model/Series: 210 A
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: MTH, 5 ft msl
Observation Time: 0653 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Marathon, FL (MTH)
Destination: Savannah, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 24.732500, -81.070000

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. 

Paul Brezinski

Paul A. Brezinski, 61, of Towson, Maryland, formerly of Blairsville, died Sunday, September 8th, 2019, in an early morning plane crash off Marathon, Florida, along with girlfriend Kysenia Grishina.

Paul was an avid pilot for 40 years and lived life to the fullest.

Born March 30, 1958, he was a son of John Brezinski and Wilda L. (Buterbaugh) Brezinski.

Paul is survived by his children: John P. Brezinski, of Towson, Md., and Bernadette E. Brezinski, of Baltimore; his brother, Ronald J. Brezinski, of Blairsville; his sisters: Beverly K. (Brezinski) Bush (Gerald), of Osceola Mills; and Linda M. (Brezinski) Sandolfini and Louise A. Brezinski, both of Blairsville; his nieces: Heather L. McKee (Bill) and Jaclyn S. (Brezinski) West, both of Blairsville; and Melissa K. (Bush) Cortezzo (Jason), of Catonsville, Md.; his nephews: David G. Bush, of Osceola Mills, and Caleb J. Brezinski, of Blairsville; great-nieces: Emily L. McKee and Brianna Brezinski, both of Blairsville; and great-nephews: William B. McKee, of Norfolk, Va., and Brendan R. Brezinski, of Blairsville.  A memorial service is still being planned.

https://www.indianagazette.com

Kseniya Grishina 

A Towson couple was killed a plane crash near the Florida Keys on Sunday, Florida authorities confirmed this week.

The bodies of 61-year-old Paul Brezinski and 38-year-old Kseniya Grishina were recovered from about 10 feet of water Sunday morning after the couple’s Cessna 210A Centurion crashed in Gulfside waters near Rachael Key, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The two were believed to be the only people on board the plane, which took off from Florida Keys Marathon International Airport and appeared to be destined for Savannah, Georgia, Monroe officials said Sunday.

The plane had been scheduled to take off from Marathon, Florida, at 6 a.m., according to flight logs, Monroe County officials said.

Grishina’s uncle Andrew Stonebarger said police came to the door to deliver news of the crash to his wife, Vera, who cared for the woman when she was growing up.

Stonebarger and his wife own and operate the Russian arts and crafts store Tradestone Gallery in Federal Hill, where Grishina was a frequent visitor, he said.

Brezinski, who was a pilot, and Grishina were seeing each other for about a year and would take occasional trips down to Florida in his plane. Brezinski was teaching Grishina to fly, Stonebarger said.

“She was a great gal,” he said. “She was fearless and had a big heart. ... She was a very active girl, always doing something. There was an amazing amount of activity in her life.”

Stonebarger shared on social media Monday that Grishina grew up in Pelekh, Russia, and spent her early adult years there painting lacquer boxes. She moved to the United States in her 20s and lived in Texas before moving to Maryland several years ago, the post states.

He described her as a" very caring, talented, adventurous and vibrant free spirit.”

“Kseniya deeply loved this country and held a variety of interests and jobs in her life,” the post states. “She fit more into her 38 years than most of us manage to do in 100 years. After a hiatus from painting, she took it up again in her last months and painted some truly beautiful watercolors. She will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her.”  The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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



TOWSON, Maryland (WJZ) — A man and woman from Towson were killed in a plane crash in the Florida Keys Sunday morning.

Paul A. Brezinski, 61 and Kseniya Grishina, 38, were identified as the victims of the crash, according to Officer Robby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the plane crashed into the Gulfside waters off Florida Keys Marathon International Airport Sunday morning.

The Cessna 210A Centurion took off from the airport around 6 a.m.

A Good Samaritan on a boat found a body in the water around 9 a.m. and called the U.S. Coast Guard and FWC.

A dive team recovered the second body and searched the waters near Rachael Key for additional victims. Officials believe only two people were inside the plane at the time of the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration also responded Sunday afternoon and are leading the investigation into the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the crash.

The investigation thus far suggests the plane was headed to Savannah, Georgia.

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Kseniya Grishina 

The bodies of two people were removed from the water Sunday morning after a Cessna 210A Centurion that took off from Florida Keys Marathon International Airport crashed in Gulfside waters near Rachael Key.

The identity of the two dead are still under investigation. The two are believed to be the only two on board, however a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Dive Team is en route to dive on the plane to investigate further.

A passing mariner saw a body and notified the U.S. Coast Guard shortly after 9 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard and the FWC responded. The FWC is the primary investigating agency. The Federal Aviation Administration out of Miami was en route to the scene as of noon Sunday.

The plane had been scheduled to take off from Marathon at 6 a.m., according to flight logs. If the plane, indeed, took off at that time and crashed unseen by anyone until the passing mariner reported finding a body in the water at 9 a.m. is part of the FWC and FAA investigation.

The investigation thus far suggests the plane was headed to Savannah, Georgia.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Florida  — The Coast Guard recovered two bodies from a downed aircraft incident half a mile north of Marathon Airport, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a call from a good Samaritan of a debris field from a possible downed aircraft north of Marathon Airport. Watchstanders diverted an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew, Coast Guard Auxiliary Tiger 1 airplane crew and launched a Coast Guard Station Marathon 33-foot Special Purpose Craft—Law Enforcement crew. 

The Station Marathon boatcrew arrived on scene, confirmed the debris was from a Cessna high wing single-engine plane that had left from the airport, recovered two deceased persons and transferred them an awaiting Monroe County Sheriff's Office medical examiner. 

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast