Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cessna 337G Super Skymaster, N108LS: Accident occurred September 24, 2019 at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Continental Motors Inc; Mobile, Alabama

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N108LS

Location: St. Augustine, FL
Accident Number: ERA19LA282
Date & Time: 09/24/2019, 1002 EDT
Registration: N108LS
Aircraft: Cessna 337
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On September 24, 2019, about 1002 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 337G, N108LS, registered to and operated by ADS South LLC, impacted the runway shortly after takeoff from Northeast Florida Regional Airport, St. Augustine, Florida. The private and the designated pilot examiner (DPE) sustained serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged as was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional, local flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight that was originating at the time of the accident.

The DPE reported to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that after takeoff, the pilot reported out loud that something was wrong with the engines. Rather than continue the flight, the DPE took the controls from the pilot and maneuvered the airplane for landing on-airport. He also reported briefly looking at the engine gauges and did not observe anything unusual.

A witness reported in writing that during takeoff as the airplane cleared the runway, he noticed the airplane "buffeted and took a left hand turn." As it turned sharply to the left the airplane lost altitude and made contact with the runway and slid into the infield area. Two other witnesses reported seeing the airplane veer sharply to the left after takeoff, then observed it impact the infield.

The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N108LS
Model/Series: 337 G
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: SGJ, 10 ft msl
Observation Time: 0956 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: St. Augustine, FL (SGJ)
Destination: St. Augustine, FL (SGJ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 29.959167, -81.339722



ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - A man and woman were hurt when a small plane crashed Tuesday morning just off Runway 13 at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the aircraft was trying to take off when its landing gear malfunctioned. The plane veered left, lost altitude, made a crash landing on the runway and veered into the grass.

The pilot and passenger, ages 76 and 73, were taken to Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for treatment of minor injuries, troopers said.

Aviation expert Ed Booth identified the plane as a Cessna 337G Super Skymaster.

"Looks like one of the main gear became unlocked and folded up," Booth said. "The plane has a troublesome main landing gear that has to swivel before it folds to the rear."

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating and expected to release more information throughout the day.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.news4jax.com




A plane overturned with two people inside after a plane crash in St. Augustine on Tuesday morning, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says.

The wreck happened around 10:00 a.m. at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol.

The report said a Cessna 337G Super Skymaster was attempting to take off going north from the airport when the landing gear malfunctioned. The plane then began to veer to the left and descend, the report said.

The plane crash-landed on a runway and continued to travel on a grassy area before coming to a stop.

Florida Highway Patrol told First Coast News that one person was able to exit the plane on their own. 

Another person was trapped for a short period of time and had to be assisted by responders in getting out of the aircraft.

Troopers say that the two people only suffered from minor injuries but were taken to a hospital to be evaluated. 

The airport says it's open for business.

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

Piper PA-18-150, N5408Y: Accidents occurred September 23, 2019 and August 19, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

Northland Hangars LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N5408Y


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA564
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 23, 2019 in Skwentna, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N5408Y

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.

September 23, 2019: Aircraft attempted to takeoff and flipped over.

Date: 23-SEP-19
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N5408Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HILINE LAKE
State: ALASKA

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:   https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Palmer, AK
Accident Number: GAA16CA440
Date & Time: 08/19/2016, 1300 AKD
Registration: N5408Y
Aircraft: PIPER PA 18-150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

According to the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane, she over flew the sand bar that she wanted to land on, in order to ensure that the area was free of hazards. She reported that she executed the approach, touched down, and during the landing roll, "I hit the brakes too hard" and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the rudder and vertical stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies during the flight with any portion of the airplane that would have prevented normal flight operations.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's excessive brake application during the landing roll resulting in a nose over.

Findings

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Abrupt maneuver
Loss of control on ground
Nose over/nose down (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 19, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/12/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/14/2016
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 120.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 70 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N5408Y
Model/Series: PA 18-150 A150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-8171
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/01/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4204.91 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAAQ, 230 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 332°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 13000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chugiak, AK (PABV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chugiak, AK (PABV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 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: 61.283611, -148.446111 (est)

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N78192: Accident occurred September 24, 2019 near Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Hillsborough Township, Somerset County, New Jersey

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N78192


Location: Manville, NJ

Accident Number: ERA19LA280
Date & Time: 09/24/2019, 1205 EDT
Registration: N78192
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 24, 2019, about 1205 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172K, N78192, was substantially damaged during a forced landing while on approach to Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N) in Manville, New Jersey. The student pilot was not injured. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the solo instructional flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight departed Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Atlantic City, New Jersey, about 1120.

According to the student pilot, he had departed 47N about 0930 with 30 gallons of fuel for a solo cross-country flight to Cape May County Airport (WWD), Wildwood New Jersey, then ACY and subsequently a return to 47N. He had calculated that the airplane's fuel consumption would be about 15 gallons for the 187 nautical mile trip.

At the end of the cross-country flight the pilot entered the traffic pattern for runway 25 at 47N. As the airplane was abeam the runway numbers on the downwind leg, he applied the carburetor heat, reduced the power to 1,500 rpm, and selected 10° of flaps. On the base leg, he selected 20° of flaps and set the power to 1,700 rpm. As he turned from the base leg to final approach leg of the traffic pattern, the engine started to run rough. He then made a radio call to announce the trouble. His flight instructor was flying nearby and responded to the student pilot's radio call. As the student pilot and flight instructor discussed the engine over the radio, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The student pilot then confirmed that the fuel selector was on "both," the mixture was rich and the carburetor heat was on. He turned off the carburetor heat and attempted to restart the engine, but the "engine did not respond, and the propeller did not move."

The student pilot determined the airplane would not reach the runway. He secured the engine and then landed in the treetops. After the airplane came to a stop, he noticed branches had punctured both wings and fuel was leaking from both sides of the airplane.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest upright in the treetops about 70 ft above the ground. After the airplane was removed from the trees, the inspector found that little or no fuel remained in the wing tanks. Fuel was present in, and sampled from, the engine fuel drain. It was blue in color, and no water or debris was present. There were no holes or other visible damage noted with the engine.

The high-wing, four-seat airplane was manufactured in 1968. It was equipped with a 150 horsepower Lycoming O-320-E2D engine turning a fixed pitch two-bladed metal propeller.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held a student pilot certificate which was issued on April 9, 2019. His first-class FAA medical certificate was issued on July 16, 2019. He reported a total of 49 hours of flight experience, all of which were in the same make and model as the accident airplane. His logbook contained a solo cross-country endorsement for the flight.

At 1153, the weather conditions at Somerset Airport, Somerville, New Jersey located about 7 miles northwest of the accident site included temperature 23° C, dew point 12° C, and wind from 330° at 8 knots.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N78192
Model/Series: 172 K
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Rtd 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: SMQ, 105 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 330°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4600 ft agl
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)
Destination: Manville, NJ (47N)

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:  40.528889, -74.590000 (est) 









MANVILLE – A pilot was extricated from a single-engine plane hours after it crashed in a wooded area near Central Jersey Regional Airport on Tuesday.

At approximately 12:08 p.m., police from Manville and surrounding towns were dispatched to an area near the Millstone River across the street from the airport where they located the plane entangled in trees, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.  The pilot was the only occupant and was reportedly uninjured, according to the release.

By 4:10 p.m., the pilot had been safely removed from the plane and was being taken to an area hospital for monitoring, according to the prosecutor’s office.

According to Det. Lt. John Crater of the Manville Police Department the Cessna 172K Skyhawk was flown by a 32-year-old man from Somerset County, Crater said.

He was taken to the hospital for observation but reported he had no injuries, Crater said, adding that there were no injuries to first responders at the scene, as well.

"He was very calm though," Crater said of the pilot. "We had cell phone communication with him the entire time."

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the plane was still in the trees.

The pilot was taken down from the tree with the assistance of Keiling Tree Care from Bernardsville, which brought a track spider lift to the scene.

The inbound aircraft collided with trees and caught fire, said Jim Peters, spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA will investigate, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident, Peters said.

A reporter saw authorities Tuesday afternoon in the woods off Wilhousky Street near the river. The Manville Causeway was closed from the corner of South Main and Wilhousky streets to Weston Canal Road.

Dozens of first responders from around the state were at the scene, including Hunterdon County Public Safety and Newark Fire Department.

Officials said the plane was caught in trees about 75 feet off the ground.

Central Jersey Regional Airport could not be reached for comment.

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

Piper PA-18, N7071B: Accident occurred September 22, 2019 near Beluga Airport (PABG),

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7071B

Location: Beluga, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA054
Date & Time: 09/22/2019, 1630 AKD
Registration: N7071B
Aircraft: Piper PA 18
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 22, 2019, about 1630 Alaska daylight time, a float-equipped Piper PA-18 sustained substantial damage following a loss of control during takeoff from a remote backcountry lake about 11 miles northwest of Beluga Airport (PABG), Beluga, Alaska. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The floatplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for Carlson Lake, Alaska.

The pilot reported that he and the passenger set up a hunting camp on Carlson Lake the day before the accident. On the day of the accident, they shot a moose about ¾ mile away from their camp, located near a small lake that measured 750 ft in length according to his range finder. They decided to hike back to the camp and use the floatplane to shuttle the meat between the two lakes.

During the initial flight, he flew multiple passes over the small lake and observed no hazards. He then performed two landings and takeoffs with only he and the passenger onboard to observe the floatplane performance. He decided that with an observed 3 to 8 knot headwind there would be sufficient waterway for takeoff with the additional weight of the moose meat onboard. They loaded the floatplane with a field dressed front quarter, estimated at 60 lbs, in the belly pod, and about 50 lbs of backstraps and tenderloins divided between the floats. Then both the pilot and the passenger boarded the airplane. The pilot stated that the floatplane weight was below the max gross takeoff weight of 1750 lbs.

He further reported that, before takeoff from the small lake, he applied one notch of flaps. He added that, during the takeoff run, at 40 miles per hour (mph) indicated airspeed, he applied another notch of flaps, and the floatplane successfully lifted off the water but was unable to climb. The floatplane subsequently descended and impacted tundra about 600 ft beyond the lake. The right wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. Both occupants egressed successfully and hiked back to the main camp where they were rescued the next day.

The pilot stated that there were no known mechanical issues with the floatplane, and that he did not hear or observe any unusual engine performance during the flight but suspected that the engine may not have been producing enough power because the floatplane would not climb.

The floatplane was equipped with a Lycoming O-320-B2B 160 horsepower engine.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7071B
Model/Series: PA 18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PANC, 132 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 36 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 14000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.56 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Beluga, AK
Destination: Beluga, AK

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: 61.314167, -151.224444 (est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 182Q, N101SD; accident occurred September 24, 2019 at Curtis L. Brown Jr. Field (KEYF), Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina

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

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/N101SD

Location: ELIZABETHTOWN, NC
Accident Number: GAA19CA591
Date & Time: 09/24/2019, 1615 EDT
Registration: N101SD
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during approach, he noticed the airplane was high, so he reduced power and lowered the nose. While correcting, he was talking to his passenger and became distracted. He realized he was not in a good landing attitude, so he added power and pulled back on the yoke. The airplane landed hard, which collapsed the nose landing gear and ruptured the fuel system. The airplane veered left and exited the runway onto the adjacent grass. The pilot and passengers egressed, and the airplane was destroyed in a postaccident fire.

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

The pilot added as a safety recommendation that maintaining a sterile cockpit must always be a priority during landing. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, 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: 08/26/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/13/2014
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1936 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N101SD
Model/Series: 182 Q
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18267059
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: Caines, Jerry A.
Rated Power:
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: KEYF, 133 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2015 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 39°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (EYF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (EYF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1530 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CURTIS L BROWN JR FIELD (EYF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 132 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5006 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.601111, -78.578889 (est)


ELIZABETHTOWN, North Carolina (WWAY) — One person is injured after a plane crash at Curtis L. Brown, Jr. Field in Elizabethtown Tuesday.

Sgt. Matthew Young with the North Carolina Highway Patrol says a plane carrying three people crashed Tuesday night, leaving one female injured.

Young says the pilot made a hard landing, causing the plane to nose dive, skid and catch on fire.

All three passengers were able to exit the plane, but the aircraft is a total loss.

The pilot and second passenger were uninjured.

The female passenger was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Young says the airport will be shut down for the rest of the night, and is expected to open again tomorrow.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wwaytv3.com

BLADEN COUNTY, North Carolina (WECT) - At least one person was injured when a small plane crashed while landing at an airport in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon.

According to Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker, the crash happened as the plane landed at Curtis L. Brown Jr. Field around 4:15 p.m.

Three people on board the airplane, a man, his sister and his son, all got out safely. McVicker said the sister did suffer minor injuries and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the nose gear collapsed, and the aircraft slid off the side of the runway catching fire.

McVicker said North Carolina Highway Patrol will investigate the crash and will contact the Federal Aviation Administration.

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

Mosquito XE, N849GF: Accident occurred September 23, 2019 in Kershaw, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia

https://registry.faa.gov/N849GF

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA567
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 23, 2019 in Kershaw, SC
Aircraft: GEORGE W. FELIX MOSQUITO, registration: N849GF

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.

Rotorcraft lift off, lost control and crashed under unknown circumstances.

Date: 23-SEP-19
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N849GF
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: MOSQUITO
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: KERSHAW
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-24-260 Comanche B, N8851P: Incident occurred September 24, 2019 at Lovell Field Airport (KCHA), Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

RAJG INC

https://registry.faa.gov/N8851P

Date: 24-SEP-19
Time: 13:61:90Z
Regis#: N8851P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLLEGEDALE
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N5057Y: Accident occurred September 05, 2019 at Birchwood Airport (PABV), Chugiak, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5057Y

Location: Chugiak, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA053
Date & Time: 09/05/2019, 1540 AKD
Registration: N5057Y
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On September 5, 2019, about 1540 Alaska daylight time, a tundra tire, tailwheel-equipped Piper PA-18 Super Cub airplane, N5057Y, sustained substantial damage following a nose over while landing at Birchwood Airport (PABV), Chugiak, Alaska. The certificated flight instructor, seated in the aft seat, and private pilot receiving instruction, seated in the front seat, were not injured. The airplane was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot receiving instruction, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local area instructional flight departed PABV.

According to the pilot receiving instruction, the instructor had taken control of the airplane to demonstrate a landing. After touchdown, and during the landing roll on Runway 20L, an 1,800 ft. long by 50 ft. wide gravel-covered site, the airplane nosed over sustaining substantial damage to the right lift strut and rudder.

The flight instructor reported that he took control of the airplane to demonstrate a landing. He said that, during the landing rollout, and after the tailwheel touched down, he noticed the tail begin to rise. As the tail continued to rise, he asked the pilot receiving instruction "what are you doing?", who responded "I don't know, what are you doing?" Both pilots indicated that they were not applying pressure on the heel brake pedals during the event.

A detailed brake system inspection is pending.

The closest weather reporting facility is PABV. At 1556, a METAR from PABV was reporting in part: wind, 260° at 3 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; sky condition, clear; temperature, 63° F; dew point 46° F; and an altimeter setting of 30.20 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5057Y
Model/Series: PA18 150
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: PABV, 83 ft msl
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Destination: Birchwood, AK (BCV)

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: 61.416111, -149.508333

Loss of Control on Ground: Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, N6672L; accident occurred September 03, 2019 at Girdwood Airport (AQY), Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N6672L


Location:Girdwood, AK 
Accident Number: ANC19LA051
Date & Time: 09/03/2019, 1315 AKD
Registration: N6672L
Aircraft: Lake LA-4-200
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 3, 2019, about 1315 Alaska daylight time, an amphibious Lake LA-4-200 airplane, N6672L, sustained substantial damage following a runway excursion at the Girdwood Airport (AQY), Girdwood, Alaska. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Merrill Field (MRI), Anchorage, Alaska at 1230 destined for AQY.

According to the pilot, after departing PAMR the landing gear and flaps failed to retract, so he verified that the hydraulic pump circuit breaker had not opened and noted that the hydraulic pressure gauge indicated zero. He utilized the emergency hydraulic hand pump and was able to successfully retract both the landing gear and wing flaps. Upon arrival at AQY, the hand pump was once again utilized to extend both the landing gear and wing flaps. After touchdown, in an effort to slow and steer the airplane, the wheel brakes were applied but did not work properly. The airplane exited the runway, proceeded down an embankment and came to rest on its left wing and hull, sustaining substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

According to the Lake LA-4 Owner's Manual, the airplane is equipped with a castering nose wheel, which requires differential braking for directional control. The hydraulic system is used to operate the landing gear, flaps, and longitudinal trim, and is composed of an integral pump and electric motor, pressure limit switch, accumulator, and reservoir, interconnected by necessary piping, check valves, and restrictors. The brake system is independent of the hydraulic system.

An examination of the brake and primary flight control systems revealed no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

The closest official weather observation station to the accident site was Portage Glacier (PATO), Whittier, Alaska, located about 20 miles southeast of the accident site. At 1253, a METAR was reporting, in part, wind, variable at 6 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, overcast clouds at 5,000 ft; temperature, 55°F; dew point, 52°F; and an altimeter setting of 30.08 inches of mercury. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: 09/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/07/2019
Flight Time:   1438 hours (Total, all aircraft), 756 hours (Total, this make and model), 1380 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lake
Registration: N6672L
Model/Series: LA-4-200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 435
Landing Gear Type: Amphibian; Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/08/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2690 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2333.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360 A1B6
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 200 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:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Girdwood, AK (AQY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Girdwood (AQY)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 164 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2095 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 60.968889, -149.119444



Location: Girdwood, AK
Accident Number: ANC19LA051
Date & Time: 09/03/2019, 1300 AKD
Registration: N6672L
Aircraft: Lake LA4
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 3, 2019, at about 1300 Alaska daylight time, an amphibious Lake LA-4-200 airplane, N6672L, sustained substantial damage following a brake malfunction and runway excursion at the Girdwood Airport (AQY), Girdwood, Alaska. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 when the accident occurred. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Merrill Field (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska at 1230 destined for AQY.

According to the pilot, after departing PAMR, the landing gear and flaps failed to retract, so he verified that the hydraulic pump circuit breaker had not opened and noted that the hydraulic pressure gauge indicated zero. He utilized the emergency hydraulic hand pump and was able to successfully retract both the landing gear and wing flaps. Upon arrival at AQY, the hydraulic hand pump was once again utilized to extend both the landing gear and wing flaps. The pilot reported that, after touchdown, to slow and steer the airplane, the wheel brakes were applied but they did not work properly. The airplane exited the runway, proceeded down an embankment and came to rest on its left wing and hull, sustaining substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

An examination of the airplane is pending.

The closest official weather observation station to the accident site was Portage Glacier (PATO), Whittier, Alaska, located about 20 miles southeast of the accident site. At 1253, a METAR was reporting, in part, wind, variable at 6 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, overcast clouds at 5,000; temperature, 55°F; dew point, 52°F; and an altimeter setting of 30.08 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Lake
Registration: N6672L
Model/Series:LA4 200 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Destination: Girdwood, AK (AQY)

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:


A helicopter was needed to lift the crashed plane to place in a trailer to move it away from the west side of Girdwood Airport runway.


On the evening on September 3rd, 2019, a Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer went off of the west side of Girdwood Airport’s runway.

No injuries were reported, and it is unknown if there were passengers. 

Glacier City Gazette verified the accident with a business near the runway.

Glacier City Gazette then contacted Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to request permission to cross the runway to quickly photograph the plane, which was denied because the runway is active. 

The afternoon contact was apparently the first time two Department of Transportation departments had heard of the accident.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration aircraft registry, the plane’s N-Number is N6672L, and Eugene N. Bjornstad is listed as the Trustee in Girdwood. No other owner names are listed. 

As of press time, six days after the accident, the pilot’s identity and cause of the crash remain undisclosed.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://glaciercitygazette.net