Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Piper PA-28-236 Dakota, N8353T: Accident occurred September 27, 2019 in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N8353T



Location: Modesto, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA267
Date & Time: 09/27/2019, 1945 PDT
Registration: N8353T
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 27, 2019, about 1945 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-28-236 airplane, N8353T, was destroyed when it impacted terrain following a complete loss of engine power near Modesto, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to Positive Dynamic Aviation and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. A flight plan was filed but not activated. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that originated from Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, California at 1850. The pilot's planned destination was San Martin Airport (E16), San Martin, California.

The pilot reported that he was about 20 minutes from E16 at 5,500 ft when he experienced a momentary partial loss of engine power. As a precaution, the pilot switched fuel tanks, turned on the fuel pump and carburetor heat and verified that all instrumentations indicated "green." Less than a minute later, he experienced a complete loss of engine power. The Air Traffic Control services offered to vector him to Modesto City-County Airport-Harry Sham Field, but the pilot realized he would not make it, so he elected to land on highway 99. To avoid a collision with ground vehicles, the pilot tried to land to the right of the highway but, during the landing sequence, the right wing contacted the light pole and separated from the fuselage. The airplane came to rest inverted and a postcrash fire ensued shortly after. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8353T
Model/Series: PA28 236
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: KMOD, 73 ft msl
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 330°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.625833, -120.954444 (est)









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

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3985M; accident occurred September 27, 2019 in Williams, Colusa County, California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, 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/N3985M


Location: Williams, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA586
Date & Time: 09/27/2019, 1330 PDT
Registration: N3985M
Aircraft: Piper PA 12
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after landing on a gravel road, he looked to the right and unintentionally steered the airplane to the right into a small ditch. He applied power to force the airplane out of the ditch back onto the road, however, the right main landing gear "locked up due to the weeds wrapping around it". The airplane ground looped and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and empennage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 56, 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: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/26/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/05/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1291 hours (Total, all aircraft), 355 hours (Total, this make and model), 1080 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3985M
Model/Series: PA 12 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 12-2865
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/25/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1128.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320
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: KMYV, 62 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 89°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Colusa, CA (O08)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Willows, CA (WLW)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1315 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.094722, -122.097778 (est)

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: Accident occurred September 27, 2019 at Pollock Municipal Airport (L66), Grant Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge

https://registry.faa.gov/N3365B

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA576
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 2019 in Pollock, LA
Aircraft: Piper PA 22, registration: N3365B

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 ground looped on landing and went into a ditch.

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: Accident occurred September 28, 2019 at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (KSFM), York County, Maine

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine


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

https://registry.faa.gov/N21EH

Location: Sanford, ME
Accident Number: ERA19TA287
Date & Time: 09/28/2019, 1035 EDT
Registration: N21EH
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On August 28, 2019, about 1035 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N21EH, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground while taxiing at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (SFM), Sanford, Maine. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The flight was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 solo instructional flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), Laconia, New Hampshire about 1000.

Witnesses reported that the helicopter was taxiing about 15 feet above a taxiway when it began to spin to the right. The helicopter then rolled over and struck the ground in a nose low attitude. First responders arrived at the scene and assisted the pilot; he was later taken to a local hospital for treatment.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. Substantial damage was noted on the main rotor blades, tail rotor assembly, and fuselage. There was no fire. The inspector reported that the pilot was completing a three-leg cross-country flight when the accident occurred. He was receiving instruction on the R44 and was not rated in helicopters.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N21EH
Model/Series: R44 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: James Earl
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: York County Helicopters
Operator Designator Code: 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SFM, 244 ft msl
Observation Time: 1056 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , Variable
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Laconia, NH (LCI)
Destination: Sanford, ME (SFM) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 43.393889, -70.708056 (est)






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

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi
Air Tractor; Olney, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N801BF


Location: Columbus, MS
Accident Number: CEN19LA334
Date & Time: 09/27/2019, 1045 EDT
Registration: N801BF
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT802
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On September 27, 2019, about 1045 eastern daylight time, an Air Tractor AT802 airplane, N801BF, sustained substantial damage during an impact with terrain following a partial loss of engine power. The airplane was registered to and operated by Brignac Flying Service as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight when the accident occurred. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, during a chemical application pass over a field from north to south, he noticed the engine torque "had crept up." As he departed the field to the south, he attempted to reduce engine torque, but noticed the power lever "felt stuck." Since there was more room on the north end of the field to maneuver, he left the power lever where it was and re-entered the field. Following the subsequent pass from south to north, he pulled up and again tried to move the power lever. When it would not move, he increased pressure and it "broke free." The engine then went uncommanded to idle power. He attempted to increase the power but moving the power lever had no effect on the engine. The pilot then selected an emergency landing area, but was too high and too fast, and selected an alternate area. Upon touchdown, the left wing impacted a tree and the airplane cartwheeled prior to coming to rest on its landing gear, upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage and tail section.

A post-accident examination of the airframe and engine found no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. The engine was disassembled and contained signatures consistent with low power. Engine control continuity was established from the cockpit to the engine with no binding found.

The airplane was equipped with an engine monitor, which when downloaded, was found to contain no fuel flow information. The fuel control unit was removed from the engine and a detailed examination is pending.

The airplane was equipped with a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-67AG engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N801BF
Model/Series: AT802 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Brignac Flying Service Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGTR, 264 ft msl
Observation Time: 1356 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2100 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.498056, -88.418889 (est)

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.

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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