Saturday, October 5, 2019

Piper PA-23-250, N6992Y: Incident occurred September 21, 2019 at Mountain Air Airport (2NC0), Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

Aircraft landed gear up.

nuMedia Innovations Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N6992Y

Date: 21-SEP-19
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N6992Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURNSVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cirrus SR22, N180KT: Incident occurred October 03, 2019 at Cobb County International Airport (KRYY), Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft ran off the taxiway.

AFL Aircraft LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N180KT

Date: 03-OCT-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N180KT
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: KENNESAW
State: GEORGIA

Friday, October 4, 2019

Aeronca 7AC, N2869E: Incidents occurred October 02, 2019 and August 28, 2018 at Brown Field Municipal Airport (KSDM), Otay Mesa, San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

October 02, 2019: Aircraft landed and veered off the runway and struck a runway light. 

First Flight Corp

https://registry.faa.gov/N2869E

Date: 02-OCT-19
Time: 16:53:00Z
Regis#: N2869E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

August 28, 2018: Right gear sheared off during touch and go's.


Date: 28-AUG-18
Time: 23:32:00Z
Regis#: N2869E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N75982: Incident occurred October 02, 2019 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the dirt.

https://registry.faa.gov/N75982

Date: 02-OCT-19
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N75982
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Cessna 182R, N9840A: Incident occurred October 02, 2019 in Hobbs, Lea County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

Aircraft made a forced landing on a road.

Brentco Aerial Patrol Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N9840A

Date: 02-OCT-19
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N9840A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HOBBS
State: NEW MEXICO




HOBBS, New Mexico (KRQE)- A plane was forced to land on a New Mexico road after a mechanical issue.

The Lea County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was flying to Colorado when she reported complete engine loss. The pilot was able to safely land the aircraft on Alabama St. just north of Hobbs.

The plane was eventually pulled off the road that has since reopened.

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Piper PA-28-236 Dakota, N8353T: Accident occurred September 28, 2019 in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach

Aircraft crashed on the highway and caught fire.

Positive Dynamic Aviation

https://registry.faa.gov/N8353T

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 02:45:00Z
Regis#: N8353T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MODESTO
State: CALIFORNIA









SANTA CRUZ — A pilot who walked away after crash-landing a plane Friday on a Modesto highway has been identified as Dirk Kanngiesser, a 59-year-old resident of Santa Cruz.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, the single-engine aircraft was flying Friday night from Truckee to San Martin when its pilot reported a “rough-running” engine and attempted to divert to the Modesto airport.

The plane, a Piper PA28, crash landed on Highway 99 in Modesto and caught fire, according to FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer. Local authorities said the crash was reported at 7:48 p.m. Friday.

The pilot walked away from the crash with minor injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. No other injuries were reported. All lanes of southbound Highway 99 were temporarily blocked by the burning wreckage. 

Kanngiesser identified himself as the pilot in a Facebook post Sunday, apologizing to Modesto residents for the “scare.”

Kanngiesser said he tried to glide to the Modesto airport after his plane lost power. But the airport was too far away.

“The highway was the only other option, keeping in mind, that we pilots in these situations focus on not hurting anyone else. This was accomplished,” Kanngiesser said.

“I am so glad that no one got hurt on 99,” he added. “Myself I was just able to get out before the plane exploded. Sorry to all of you who got caught in the freeway backup.”

Kanngiesser could not be reached for additional comment Monday. But he shared new details about the fiery crash in an interview with news channel KSBW 8 — saying the plane crashed “very hard,” ending up on fire and upside down on the highway.

“That it happened the way it happened was purely a miracle,” he said in the interview. “The odds were absolutely against me.”

Kanngiesser, who reportedly has been flying planes for more than two decades, is the CEO and co-founder of a Silicon Valley blockchain startup.

According to his LinkedIn page, Kanngiesser has volunteered as a pilot with Angel Flight West since 2014. The nonprofit arranges free flights for people with serious but non-emergency medical conditions and other “compelling needs,” its website states.

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

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3985M: Accident occurred September 27, 2019 in Williams, Colusa County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento

https://registry.faa.gov/N3985M


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA586
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 2019 in Williams, CA
Aircraft: Piper PA 12, registration: N3985M

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft landed and flipped over.

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 20:46:00Z
Regis#: N3985M
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILLIAMS
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I, N444SA: Incident occurred September 27, 2019 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft experienced an engine fire on taxiway.


Delaware Trust Company Trustee


https://registry.faa.gov/N444SA


Date: 27-SEP-19

Time: 14:32:00Z
Regis#: N444SA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLYWOOD
State: FLORIDA 









PEMBROKE PINES, Florida - A small plane's engine caught fire Friday morning at North Perry Airport.

There were two people on board the twin-engine Piper PA-34 at the time of the fire, Broward County Aviation Department spokesman Greg Meyer told Local 10 News.

It happened while the plane was taxiing on the runway before takeoff, Meyer said.

No injuries were reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

Story and video ➤ https://www.local10.com

Piper PA-28-140, N175AS and Cessna 560 Citation Ultra, N860CR: Incident occurred September 28, 2019 at Gainesville Regional Airport (KGNV), Alachua County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft on taxi was struck by N860CR.

https://registry.faa.gov/N175AS

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 12:03:00Z
Regis#: N175AS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: GAINESVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Aircraft while taxiing to depart touched wingtips with N175AS.

Gulf Atlantic Airways Inc
University Air Center

https://registry.faa.gov/N860CR

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 12:03:00Z
Regis#: N860CR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
City: GAINESVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Maule MX-7-180C, N599ZZ: Incident occurred September 27, 2019 at West Georgia Regional Airport (KCTJ), Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft ground looped on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N599ZZ

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 16:07:00Z
Regis#: N599ZZ
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: MX7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CARROLLTON
State: GEORGIA

Piper PA-22, N3365B: Incident occurred September 27, 2019 at Pollock Municipal Airport (L66), Grant Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

Aircraft ground looped on landing and went into a ditch.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3365B

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N3365B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POLLOCK
State: LOUISIANA

Robinson R44 Raven, N21EH: Incident occurred September 28, 2019 at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (KSFM), York County, Maine

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

Rotorcraft experienced a crosswind while taxiing and crashed.

Southern Maine Helicopter LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N21EH

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 14:35:00Z
Regis#: N21EH
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SANFORD
State: MAINE






SANFORD — A helicopter crashed Saturday morning at the Sanford airport, sending its pilot to a Portland hospital with severe injuries, authorities said.

The Robinson R44 helicopter – a light four-seat model – crashed next to the runway at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport at 10:24 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration and local police.

Sanford police Sgt. Jason Wagner identified the pilot as Jack White, 50, of Bowdoinham. Wagner said White was the only person in the helicopter and was transported to Maine Medical Center with “severe injuries.”

A hospital spokesman said he had no information Saturday night about White.

Witnesses reported that the helicopter appeared to be practicing landing and/or near-ground maneuvers when it began rotating in an “uncontrolled spin” before hitting the ground, Wagner said in a statement.

Wagner said White’s flight was part of his helicopter licensing process. White had flown from the Sanford airport to multiple Maine and New Hampshire locations and was returning to Sanford to complete his flight, Wagner said.

“It is currently unknown the cause of the witnessed uncontrolled spin and resulting accident,” Wagner said. “Investigation into the incident will continue in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.”

Wagner told the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram that the helicopter, whose tail number is N21EH, had been rented, but he didn’t know from whom.

According to the FAA’s registry, a Robinson R44 helicopter, manufactured in 2000, with the same tail number is owned by Southern Maine Helicopter LCC, which is based in Sanford. The manager of the LLC is listed as James H. Knowles of Lee, N.H., who also lists a post office box in Sanford, according to records from the Maine Secretary of State’s Office.

Knowles did not respond to a phone message left Saturday afternoon.

The Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport is home to York County Helicopters. The company’s website was down Saturday afternoon, but an archived version says the company offers introductory flights, flight lessons, scenic flights and photographing flights. The company’s Facebook page includes a photo of a red helicopter with the same tail number as the one in Saturday’s crash.

Kellie Beauchesne, general manager of Pilots Cove Cafe, which is situated alongside the airport fencing, said she caught a glimpse of the helicopter as it hit the ground. She called 911.

“Everyone was in shock,” she said, adding that the restaurant was full at the time.

Beauchesne said a crew from LifeFlight of Maine, which is stationed at the airport, arrived quickly at the crash site.

The FAA will investigate the crash and the NTSB will determine its probable cause, the FAA said in a statement.

Terry Williams, a public affairs officer with the NTSB, said it could take a year and a half to determine the cause of the crash.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation,” Williams said Saturday evening.

Investigators are currently gathering facts, including eyewitness accounts, and looking into the weather conditions, the helicopter’s maintenance records and the pilot’s training, Williams said.

The NTSB will likely release a preliminary report in a week to 10 days that will include some of the early information gathered, but it will not contain any analysis or cause, he said.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was due at the airport Saturday afternoon to monitor a fuel spill connected to the crash, Lt. Kristen Hagan of the Sanford Fire Department told News Center Maine (WCSH/WLBZ).

Robinson R44 helicopters are among the world’s popular civilian models, and also see use with police departments.

Robinson Helicopter Co. in recent years has come under scrutiny from the Los Angeles Times, which published an analysis indicating that the R44 model has a high rate of deadly accidents per hours flown. The aviation company disputes that analysis, saying the FAA undercounts the number of hours its helicopters spend in the air.

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

Piper PA-28R-201T, N777CD: Incident occurred September 28, 2019 at Rochester International Airport (KRST), Olmsted County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis

Aircraft landed hard experiencing a propeller strike.

777CD LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N777CD

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 00:13:00Z
Regis#: N777CD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROCHESTER
State: MINNESOTA

Air Tractor AT-802A, N801BF: Accident occurred September 27, 2019 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson

Aircraft clipped trees and crash landed in a pasture.

Brignac Flying Service LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N801BF

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 14:40:00Z
Regis#: N801BF
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137
City: COLUMBUS
State: MISSISSIPPI

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N714TX: Incident occurred September 29, 2019 at Blairstown Airport (1N7), Warren County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown

Aircraft landed gear up.

Sky West Aviation Inc Trustee

https://registry.faa.gov/N714TX

Date: 29-SEP-19
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N714TX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BLAIRSTOWN
State: NEW JERSEY

Cessna 210G Centurion, N5850F: Incident occurred September 29, 2019 at Ocean County Airport (KMJX), Toms River, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia

Aircraft crashed on departure.

5850F LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5850F

Date: 29-SEP-19
Time: 20:23:00Z
Regis#: N5850F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TOMS RIVER
State: NEW JERSEY

Cessna 210, N467DH: Incident occurred September 27, 2019 at Taos Regional Airport (KSKX), New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N467DH

Date: 27-SEP-19
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N467DH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TAOS
State: NEW MEXICO

Enstrom F-28F Falcon, N380SH: Accident occurred September 28, 2019 in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation; Menominee, Michigan
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N380SH

Location: Bloomsburg, PA
Accident Number: ERA19LA285
Date & Time: 09/28/2019, 1930 EDT
Registration: N380SH
Aircraft: Enstrom F28
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation - Sightseeing

On September 28, 2019, about 1930 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N380SH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain and vehicles during an approach to a helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by J&J Shop HeliAir LLC. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 1920.

Surveillance video captured the final 19 seconds of the flight, which showed the helicopter approaching the helipad in a forward-moving hover. It then pitched up and simultaneously began a right yaw (clockwise turn). The helicopter subsequently completed two and a half descending spins before impacting vehicles and terrain.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector who examined the helicopter at the accident site, the helicopter came to rest on its left side. The fuselage, tail boom, main and tail rotors sustained substantial damage. The fuel cap remained secured and a faint odor of fuel was present at the accident site. The passenger doors were not installed. The inspector reported that the operator held an FAA Letter of Authorization to conduct commercial air tour operations under Title 14 CFR Part 91.147.

According to FAA airman records, the pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for helicopter and airplane single-engine land. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued in March 2019 and at that time, he reported a total of 8,400 flight hours.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the 3-seat helicopter was powered by a Lycoming HIO-360-F1AD, 225-horsepower engine.

At 1954, the weather conditions reported at Williamsport Regional Airport, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which was located about 25 miles from the accident site, included calm wind, visibility 10 statute miles, clear skies, temperature 22°C, and dew point 19°C. A wind sock that was visible in the surveillance video was consistent with calm wind at the time of the accident.

The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Enstrom
Registration: N380SH
Model/Series: F28 F
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: J&J Shop Heliair LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: IPT, 525 ft msl
Observation Time: 1954 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: BLOOMSBURG, PA (NONE)
Destination: BLOOMSBURG, PA (NONE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.992222, -76.468333 (est)




BLOOMSBURG, Pennsylvania -- The day after a helicopter crashed at the Bloomsburg Fair, vendors cleaning up after a week of working stopped by to look at the mess left behind as well as those who came back to deal with their damaged vehicles, like Dave Diseroad from Maryland.

"We were concerned whether anyone was hurt, anything like that, and we found out that there was some people in a helicopter that had injuries, but they weren't severe, and we're very thankful for that, and luckily no one of the ground was injured," Diseroad said.

The helicopter that crashed was an attraction at the fair that takes off from a parking area and gives a short tour around the fair and surrounding area.

Fair officials say a pilot, a woman, and a child were in the helicopter when it went down around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. All were sent to the hospital. The woman and child had minor injuries and are expected to be OK.

Newswatch 16 learned Sunday night the pilot, Ken Cordrey, is in critical condition. Officials with Geisinger Medical Center confirmed Cordrey's condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating to find out what went wrong.

Diseroad travels from Maryland to Bloomsburg every year to visit the fair. His car will have to be towed from the lot, but the fair says it's providing those in his situation with a rental car while theirs are repaired. Diseroad says Saturday night was the most crowded he's seen the fair all week, and he's shocked this didn't have a graver outcome.

"You have the entrance right over here where thousands of people go in and out all day long, you know? And people going to their cars right here. We're just very fortunate."

Fair officials tell Newswatch 16 almost 70,000 people attended the fair on Saturday.

Christopher Kirwin is a parking attendant who saw the crash happen. He tells Newswatch 16 the helicopter was on its way to land at the helipad when the crash happened.

"When I turned around, it was about 10 feet above the cars, and it just plopped right on top," Kirwin said.

Kirwin has been working in the fair parking lot for about 10 years. He says when the crash happened, he rushed in to help control the crowd and let first responders do what they needed to get everyone out safely.

"It's actually a miracle because a lot of times this doesn't end well," Kirwin added.

Fair officials tell us the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Whether or not helicopter rides will be available at the fair next year will be up to the fair board to decide.

Story and video ➤ https://wnep.com

Beech F33A, N321DB: Incident occurred September 28, 2019 at Saline County Regional Airport (KSUZ), Benton, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N321DB

Date: 28-SEP-19
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N321DB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BENTON
State: ARKANSAS

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N7111N: Incident occurred September 30, 2019 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft struck a bird.

Airline Transport Professional Corp of USA

https://registry.faa.gov/N7111N

Date: 30-SEP-19
Time: 15:39:00Z
Regis#: N7111N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, N590TM: Incident occurred September 30, 2019 at Elkhart Municipal Airport (KEKM), Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft taxied off runway and tires caught on fire.

Aircraft Holding Company Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N590TM

Date: 30-SEP-19
Time: 23:16:00Z
Regis#: N590TM
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 400A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ELKHART
State: INDIANA