Thursday, September 26, 2019

Stinson 108-3, N6533M: Accident occurred September 25, 2019 near Nikolai Creek Airport (9AK3), Tyonek, 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/N6533M

Location: Tyonek, AK
Accident Number: ANC19TA055
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1900 AKD
Registration: N6533M
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 25, 2019, about 1900 Alaska daylight time, a tailwheel-equipped Stinson 108 sustained substantial damage due to a loss of control after takeoff from a remote backcountry airstrip about 11 miles southwest of Nikolai Creek Airport (9AK3) in Tyonek, Alaska. The private pilot received serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight was destined for Soldotna Airport (SQX), Soldotna, Alaska.

The pilot stated that the wind prior to the accident was 20 to 30 knots from the west, directly down the 1,000 ft airstrip. The pilot performed a short field takeoff with one notch of flaps selected. During the initial climb, the airplane rolled rapidly left and the pilot lost control of the airplane about 50 ft above ground level. The airplane descended and impacted trees and terrain about 150 ft beyond the airstrip. The right wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. Both occupants egressed successfully, and the pilot called for rescue on a satellite phone. The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center dispatched a helicopter crew who rescued the survivors about 2200 and transported them to a local hospital.

The pilot stated that the wind likely diminished during a critical phase of the climb out, and due to the slow airspeed, the left wing stalled resulting in an uncontrolled left roll and the subsequent loss of control. He also stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration: N6533M
Model/Series: 108 3
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: PAEN, 92 ft msl
Observation Time: 0253 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 31 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tyonek, AK
Destination: Soldotna, AK (SXQ) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 60.978889, -151.892222 (est)

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a plane crashed while taking off near the McArthur River, on the west side of Cook Inlet.

AST says 65-year-old Michael Eugene Beckwith called reporting he had crashed his plane, a Stinson 108-3.

Troopers say this happened around 7:16 pm Wednesday night.

Both Beckwith and his passenger were hurt.

A helicopter from the Rescue Coordination Center with the Alaska Air National Guard was mobilized and took the two injured and transported them to the hospital in Anchorage.

The exact extent of the injuries and the cause of the crash are not known at this time.

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

Mooney M20C Ranger, N7894V: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 at Gustavus Airport (PAGS), Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7894V

Date: 26-SEP-19
Time: 01:17:00Z
Regis#: N7894V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GUSTAVUS
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-28-180 Archer, N400JW: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 and accident occurred September 30, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

September 25, 2019:  Aircraft landed then veered off into the grass. 


https://registry.faa.gov/N400JW


Date: 25-SEP-19

Time: 19:16:00Z
Regis#: N400JW
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXNARD
State: CALIFORNIA

A plane had a hard landing at the Oxnard Airport on Wednesday, and while rescue crews were prepared for the worst, everything turned out OK, according to the Oxnard Fire Department. 


After the landing, the plane ended up in some bushes near the runway after the 12:15 p.m. incident at the airport, 2889 W. Fifth St.


Arriving crews said the aircraft was intact on its wheels and the occupant was outside it. There were no flames, crews at the scene said. 

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

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

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/N400JW

Location: Van Nuys, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA580
Date & Time: 09/30/2018, 1621 PDT
Registration: N400JW
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that during the landing flare on runway 16L, he felt a gust of wind from the right. To counter the gust he applied, "left rudder" and right aileron to lower the right wing. When the nose landing gear touched down on the runway, the airplane veered to the left and he applied, "minimal right steering and braking" to avoid overcorrecting and colliding with an airplane that was landing on runway 16 right. Subsequently, the airplane exited the left side of the runway and struck a taxiway sign before it came to a stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The meteorological aerodrome report for the airport that the pilot landed, reported that about the time of the accident. The wind was calm.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 27, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 10/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/29/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 94 hours (Total, all aircraft), 93 hours (Total, this make and model), 32 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N400JW
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-7405276
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/24/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8852 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4A
Registered Owner: Airfleet Holdings Llc.
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Airfleet Holdings Llc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVNY, 770 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2251 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 71°
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: 29 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SANTA MONICA, CA (SMO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1530 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Airport: VAN NUYS (VNY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 802 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4013 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.209722, -118.490000 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N8138H: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR), Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8138H

Date: 25-SEP-19
Time: 17:06:00Z
Regis#: N8138H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRIDGEPORT
State: CONNECTICUT

Beechcraft A36AT Bonanza, N49SB: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 at Clearwater Airpark (KCLW), Pinellas County, Florida




Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Clearwater

Aircraft left gear collapsed on landing.


Lerason LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N49SB


Date: 25-SEP-19

Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N49SB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLEARWATER
State: FLORIDA

Hard Landing: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N309BR; accident occurred September 25, 2019 at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

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/N309BR



Location: St. Augustine, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA590
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1015 EDT
Registration: N309BR
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, while landing, the airplane bounced and landed hard. The airplane began to "cavitate" and veered right. He taxied off the runway without further incident.

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

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

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 50 hours (Total, all aircraft), 50 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N309BR
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 172S8101
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/30/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4977 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Valdosta Flying Service Inc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Valdosta Flying Service Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGJ, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 235°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: St. Augustine, FL (SGJ)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 0945 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Northeast Florida Rgnl (SGJ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 9 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7997 ft / 150 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: 29.959167, -81.339722 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N28AU: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 at South Bend International Airport (KSBN), St. Joseph County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft landed and taxied into a fence.

https://registry.faa.gov/N28AU

Date: 26-SEP-19
Time: 00:50:00Z
Regis#: N28AU
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SOUTH BEND
State: INDIANA

Hard Landing: Cessna 152, N6450B; accident occurred September 25, 2019 at Purdue University Airport (KLAF), Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

View of damaged engine mount and truss.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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/N6450B

Location: Lafayette, IN
Accident Number: GAA19CA571
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1710 EDT
Registration: N6450B
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The student solo pilot reported that, shortly after touchdown, the airplane landed ballooned and bounced twice. Subsequently, the airplane pitched down, the nose landing gear struck the runway and collapsed on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine frame.

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

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 20 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 230° at 8 knots and about 40 minutes after the accident the wind was from 210° at 8 knots. The pilot reported that during landing, the winds were 230° at 9 knots, gusting 16 knots. The student pilot was landing the airplane on runway 23.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 20, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/25/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 33 hours (Total, all aircraft), 33 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6450B
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15283935
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235
Registered Owner: Purdue Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 108 hp
Operator: Purdue Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLAF, 637 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2054 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 191°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lafayette, IN (LAF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Lafayette, IN (LAF)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1600 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Purdue University (LAF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 605 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6600 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 40.412222, -86.936944 (est)

Piper PA-28-140, N6730W: Incident occurred September 25, 2019 at Columbus Municipal Airport (KBAK), Bartholomew County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

Aircraft experienced a control issue after takeoff and veered left in an attempt to land on taxiway and ended up in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6730W

Date: 25-SEP-19
Time: 12:36:00Z
Regis#: N6730W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBUS
State: INDIANA

System / Component Malfunction / Failure (non-power): Lancair 320, N52WL; accident occurred September 25, 2019 at Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17), Polk County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N52WL


Location: Bolivar, MO
Accident Number: CEN19TA333
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1335 CDT
Registration: N52WL
Aircraft: Lancair LANCAIR 320
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 25, 2019, at 1335 central daylight time, a Lancair 320 airplane, N52WL, experience a landing gear system malfunction while on approach to Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17), Bolivar, Missouri. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing during the landing. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan had not been filed. The airplane departed the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Sparta, Wisconsin, at 1115, and was destined for M17.

According to the pilot, while on visual approach to M17, he activated the landing gear extension switch and noticed the right main landing gear indication was not illuminated. The pilot recycled the landing gear, checked the landing gear circuit breaker, and performed an emergency landing gear extension; however, the right main landing gear did not extend. The pilot burned fuel for about 1 hour and landed on runway 18. During the landing, the right wing contacted the runway and terrain. The airplane came to rest upright.

Examination of the airplane by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors revealed the airplane hydraulic fluid reservoir contained a minimal amount of fluid (see Figure 1). No visual leaks were noted with the hydraulic system. The reservoir tank was located aft of the firewall and was not visible during a pre-flight inspection due to fuselage structure. The most recent condition inspection was completed on January 12, 2017. The pilot stated he knew the inspection was out of date and was working on getting the inspection completed.

Figure 1. Hydraulic Fluid Reservoir - Level Below Minimum (FAA) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/20/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/01/2016
Flight Time:  1225 hours (Total, all aircraft), 400 hours (Total, this make and model), 1110 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lancair
Registration: N52WL
Model/Series: LANCAIR 320 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 325-320-86
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/12/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1685 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 100 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-320-B1A
Registered Owner: Goff Marwin E
Rated Power: 160 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:
Direction from Accident Site:
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:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sparta, WI (CMY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bolivar, MO (M17)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1115 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1092 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in 

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: 37.596111, -93.348056

Location: Bolivar, MO
Accident Number: CEN19TA333
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1335 CDT
Registration: N52WL
Aircraft: Lancair LANCAIR 320
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 25, 2019, at 1335 central daylight time, a Lancair 320 experimental amateur-built airplane, N52WL, experience a landing gear system malfunction while on approach to Bolivar Municipal Airport (M17), Bolivar, Missouri. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan had not been filed. The airplane departed the Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Sparta, Wisconsin, at 1115, and was destined for M17.

According to the pilot, while on visual approach to M17, he activated the landing gear extension switch and noticed the right main landing gear indication was not illuminated. The pilot recycled the landing gear, checked the landing gear circuit breaker, and performed an emergency landing gear extension; however, the right main landing gear did not extend. The pilot burned excess fuel for about 1 hour and executed a landing to runway 18. During the landing, the right wing contacted the runway and terrain. The airplane came to rest upright.

Examination of the airplane by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors revealed the airplane hydraulic fluid reservoir contained a minimal amount of fluid. No visual leaks were noted with the hydraulic system. The reservoir tank was located aft of the firewall and was not visible during a standard pre-flight inspection. The most recent condition inspection was completed on January 12, 2017. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lancair
Registration: N52WL
Model/Series: LANCAIR 320 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Goff Marwin E
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None  

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sparta, WI (CMY)
Destination: Bolivar, MO (M17)

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: 37.596111, -93.348056

Loss of Control in Flight: Cirrus SR22, N1216N; accident occurred September 25, 2019 near Jim Kelly Field Airport (KLXN), Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

View of damaged fuselage
Federal Aviation Administration 

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Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska 

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

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https://registry.faa.gov/N1216N

Location: Lexington, NE
Accident Number: GAA19CA570
Date & Time: 09/25/2019, 1720 CDT
Registration: N1216N
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that, during approach to land will full flaps, he decided to perform a go around and applied full power. The airplane started turning left and he applied right rudder. The airplane was "low and slow" and was unable to gain altitude. The airplane continued to drift left then subsequently, landed hard in an adjacent field left of the runway.

The pilot further reported that, during the go around, he did not adjust the flap setting to the takeoff setting.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The pilot added that he did not remember if the stall warning horn was going off, but believed that the airplane aerodynamically stalled before impact.

The pilot reported that the wind was from 040° at 20 knots, gusting to 30 knots. The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 050° at 12 knots, 10 statute mile visibility, sky clear, temperature 23°C (73°F), dew point 7°C (45°F), altimeter 29.98" Hg. The airport field elevation was 2412 ft. The pilot was departing on runway 32.

The pilot operating handbook checklist titled "Balked Landing/Go-Around" stated in part:

Autopilot – DISENGAGE
Power Lever – FULL FORWARD
Flaps – 50%
Airspeed – 75-80 KIAS

After clear of obstacles:
Flaps – UP
The manufacturer published a performance chart titled "Balked Landing Rate of Climb." The calculated rate of climb with full flaps during the balked landing was about 1,168 ft per minute. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/16/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 814 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73 hours (Total, this make and model), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N1216N
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 0549
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3130.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-N
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 340 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: KLXN, 2413 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2215 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 65°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 50°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lexington, NE (LXN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1720 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Jim Kelly Field (LXN)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 2412 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5489 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Latitude, Longitude: 40.786389, -99.778333 (est)




LEXINGTON — A Cirrus SR22 crashed Wednesday evening after encountering strong cross winds while attempting to land at Jim Kelly Field near Lexington. Two people aboard sustained minor injuries.

According to Lt. Tucker Case of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft crashed one mile west of Lexington after attempting to land at the airfield. The aircraft skidded through a hay field and narrowly missed a residence.


Strong crosswinds out of the east were determined to be a factor in the crash, which happened at 5:23 p.m.


The Cirrus SR22 is registered to Riley George, 65, of Eustis, according to the Federal Aviation Administration registry. Riley was piloting the aircraft. The passenger was 64-year-old Marcia George. The Cirrus aircraft had taken off from Fort Collins, Colorado, and Lexington was its landing destination.


The aircraft had damage to its nose wheel, propellers, engine and right wing.


Wayne Lichtenwalter, who lives near the airfield, said he didn’t see the crash but heard the sound of the throttle being cut and then an aircraft hitting the ground. He said he thought it was going to crash through his yard.


The property the plane crashed in is owned by KKR Farms, LLC, based out of Colorado Springs, according to the Dawson County GIS website.


Local law enforcement on scene were the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office and the Nebraska State Patrol. The Lexington Volunteer Fire Department was also called to the crash site.


The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash, Case said.


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




A Cirrus SR22 made a crash landing late Wednesday afternoon just west of the Lexington airport, known as Jim Kelly Field. The plane remained upright and the two occupants walked away from the plane.

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tucker Case says it was reported around 5:23pm. Investigators determined the airplane lost control while attempting to land at the airport and skidded to the west of the airport runway in a hay field while narrowly missing a residence. Lt. Case says strong cross winds was determined to be a factor.

Both the pilot, 65-year-old Riley George and passenger 64-year-old Marcia George of rural Eustis, walked away from the crash with “very minor injuries”.

The plane appeared to clip a tree in a windbreak on property of Wayne Lichtenwalter. Lichtenwalter was outside at the time and heard the plane descend and as pieces broke away from the aircraft. He said he immediately came over to the plane to check on the occupants.

The Cirrus SR22 is registered to Riley George, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.  The flight originated in Ft. Collins, CO and Lexington was it’s destination. 

The Nebraska State Patrol, Lexington Volunteer Fire Department and Lexington Airport Manager responded to the scene. Lt. Case says the FAA will also conduct an investigation into the crash.

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