Wednesday, October 23, 2019

AutoGyro GmbH MTO Sport, N498AG: Accident occurred October 12, 2019 in Montgomery, Texas

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N498AG

Location: Montgomery, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA007
Date & Time: 10/12/2019, 1530 CDT
Registration: N498AG
Aircraft: AutoGyro GmbH MTO Sport
Injuries:1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 12, 2019, about 1530 central daylight time, an AutoGyro GmbH MTO Sport autogyro, N498AG, impacted trees during takeoff from a remote field near Montgomery, Texas. The private pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The autogyro sustained substantial damage. The autogyro was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from a private ranch near Hempstead, Texas, about 1450.

The pilot reported that while inflight, his electronic tablet he was utilizing for navigation failed. The pilot decided to land to a field and troubleshoot the electronic tablet. After troubleshooting, the pilot departed from the field to the northwest. During the takeoff through an opening of trees, the pilot realized that there was not adequate obstacle clearance. He turned to the south and impacted trees. After impacting trees, the autogyro came to rest in a nose-down profile on the left side of the fuselage as shown below in figure 1. The pilot and passenger were able to egress from the wreckage without further incident.

Figure 1 – View of the wreckage (courtesy of the pilot).

The autogyro sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, and the empennage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe and engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AutoGyro GmbH
Registration: N498AG
Model/Series: MTO Sport
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KCXO, 245 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hempstead, TX
Destination: Hempstead, TX

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: 30.388611, -95.696667 (est)

Kitfox S7, C-GPMT: Accident occurred October 20, 2019 in Reno, Nevada

https://www.regosearch.com/C-GPMT

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA040
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Reno, NV
Aircraft: Kitfox S7, registration: C-GPMT

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.

Zenith STOL CH 701, N3784A: Accident occurred October 19, 2019 near Safford Regional Airport (KSAD), Graham County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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/N3784A



Location: Safford, AZ
Accident Number: GAA20CA039
Date & Time: 10/19/2019, 1730 MST
Registration: N3784A
Aircraft: Zenair CH 701
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, while returning to the departure airport about 1,200 ft above the ground, the airplane's engine developed a severe and instantaneous vibration. He reduced power and searched for an emergency landing spot. The pilot selected a road, but the airplane landed about 40 ft short in soft, rough sand, and the main landing gear separated from the airplane.

The pilot reported that his pilot-rated passenger saw "something black streaking from the right, into the prop" before the vibration started. He suspected it was a drone but was not sure. The pilot added that there was no blood or feathers on the airplane or propeller.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing. Additionally, a portion of one propeller blade was not located at the accident site.

The pilot further reported that, using a handheld GPS, he returned to the area of the presumed inflight propeller strike and found pieces of the propeller. He further reported that there were numerous motorcycle tracks and footprints, but no drone fragments were located.

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

The pilot reported as a safety recommendation that he suspected the airplane would have not sustained as much damage if he had landed in "one of the clear areas in the desert." He added that he "overestimated glide performance." 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/13/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/16/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2570 hours (Total, all aircraft), 104 hours (Total, this make and model), 2504 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 61 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenair
Registration: N3784A
Model/Series: CH 701 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 5319
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/17/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 85 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-200
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KSAD, 3176 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 34°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Safford, AZ (SAD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Safford, AZ (SAD)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1645 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.693889, -109.690278 (est)



GRAHAM COUNTY - A small airplane made a crash landing in the Artesia area lon October 19th after a bird apparently struck its propeller.

According to a Graham County Sheriff’s Office report, neither of the airplane’s operators, brothers Randy and Ronald White, were injured in the crash.

The plane departed Safford Regional Airport and came to a stop in a sandy wash near Artesia and Stockton Roads. According to the report, Ronald White said they were approaching the area when a black object - apparently a large bird - struck the propeller, causing one side of it to break loose.

Ronald White told a GCSO deputy he had shut down the engine and tried to land the plane on Stockton Road. However, with the weight of the craft and the engine being off, they were unable to glide to the road and landed in the wash.

The airplane’s rear landing gear was sheared off, its fuselage and both wings were damaged, and the propeller was broken. Ronald White said the other side of the propeller broke off during the landing.

A GCSO sergeant contacted the Federal Aviation Administration, which subsequently gave an all clear for the Whites to remove the plane. The brothers dismantled its wings and placed them on a flatbed trailer. With help from an area resident, who had equipment that could pick the plane up and place it on a trailer, the craft was successfully removed.

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

Titan Tornado II, N49PD: Accident occurred October 18, 2019 in Marble Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

https://registry.faa.gov/N49PD

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA036
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 18, 2019 in Marble Canyon, AZ
Aircraft: Titan TITAN TORNADO II, registration: N49PD

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 crashed on departure.

Date: 18-OCT-19
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N49PD
Aircraft Make: TITAN
Aircraft Model: TORNADO
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MARBLE CANYON
State: ARIZONA

Hard Landing: Bell 47G-5, N7060J; accident occurred October 18, 2019 in King City, Monterey County, California

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose

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/N7060J

Location: King City, CA
Accident Number: GAA20CA034
Date & Time: 10/18/2019, 0742 PDT
Registration: N7060J
Aircraft: Bell 47G
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

The helicopter pilot reported that, while conducting an agricultural application flight, he planned to fly over the top of the power pole. He applied full up collective to climb over the power lines, but the helicopter struggled to gain altitude. After clearing the pole, the main rotor speed got slow, the helicopter "quit flying", and he decided to conduct a run on landing on the field. The helicopter landed hard and the main rotor blades struck the tailboom.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/12/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/11/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 25000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10000 hours (Total, this make and model), 25000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N7060J
Model/Series: 47G 5
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 25017
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/02/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9836 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: VO-435-B1A
Registered Owner: Wilbur-Ellis Co
Rated Power: 265
Operator: Wilbur-Ellis Co
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: KSNS, 74 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 319°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: King City, CA
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: King City, CA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mesa Del Rey (KIC)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 374 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Soft
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.198056, -121.110278 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N2226N: Accident occurred October 20, 2019 -and- Incidents occurred June 11, 2018 and February 09, 2018 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

October 20, 2019: Aircraft cowling came off and struck propeller. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N2226N

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 21:43:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA


June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018

June 11, 2018:   A small plane made a safe emergency landing on just two wheels at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firefighters were staged on the runway at around 2:45 p.m. Monday in response to reports of a plane with landing gear issues attempting to touch down.

The Piper PA-28-181 landed shortly after with only two of three landing wheels deployed.

"They gave me a call over the radio that one of the wheels was missing," said Ivan, a student pilot whose been flying for four months.

Ivan said he made a few loops around the airport but the wheel never came down, leaving him no option but to try and land the plane with two of three working landing wheels.

“We always train for this but you hope that it’s never going to happen,” Ivan said. “You just remember your training. That’s all. The more you think about it the worse it is. It’s just best to remember your training.”

Aside from a minor spinout at the end of the runway when the plane came to a stop, there were no apparent issues during the landing.

Ivan told NBC 7 he was very appreciative of the people in the control tower guiding him and the firefighters on the ground waiting to help him. He also apologized for any flight delays he may have caused.

Story and raw video:  https://www.nbcsandiego.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

February 09, 2018: After landing the aircraft drifted off the runway and struck taxiway light and incurred propeller damage.

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-181, N1063L: Incident occurred October 20, 2019 at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft experienced a propeller strike on landing.

Orchard Road Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1063L

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N1063L
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: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-161, N637FT: Accident occurred October 20, 2019 in Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

FIT Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N637FT

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Melbourne, FL
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N637FT

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 struck a bird.

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 17:53:00Z
Regis#: N637FT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

Maule MX-7-180A Sportplane, N1052T: Accident occurred October 20, 2019 at Muskeget Island Airport (MA55), Ipswich, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

https://registry.faa.gov/N1052T

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA041
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Muskeget Island, MA
Aircraft: Maule MX7, registration: N1052T

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 on the grass strip and went off the end.

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 17:39:00Z
Regis#: N1052T
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: MUSKEGET ISLAND
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N465CM: Incident occurred October 07, 2019 at Higginsville Industrial Municipal Airport (KHIG), Lafayette County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

Aircraft struck a bird on takeoff.

University of Central Missouri

https://registry.faa.gov/N465CM

Date: 07-OCT-19
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N465CM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HIGGINSVILLE
State: MISSOURI

Robinson R22 Beta, N4066S: Accident occurred October 17, 2019 in Overton, Nevada -and- Incident occurred July 05, 2018 near Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), California

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

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/N4066S

Location: Overton, NV
Accident Number: GAA20CA035
Date & Time: 10/17/2019, 1620 PDT
Registration: N4066S
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of lift
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor in the helicopter reported that he instructed the pilot receiving instruction to shoot an approach to a sandbar in a riverbed. The pilot approached to the south and the wind was about 20 to 25 knots from the south. About 20 ft above the ground, the instructor took the flight controls due to a steep and fast approach and initiated a go-around. He performed a climbing left turn to the north. The helicopter descended and he was unable to maneuver the helicopter into the wind. The helicopter landed hard, bounced, and yawed to the right. The helicopter contacted the ground again and rolled onto the left side. The main rotor blades struck the ground and the tailboom separated.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/06/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1845 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1450 hours (Total, this make and model), 1700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 120 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 120 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120 hours (Total, this make and model), 60 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N4066S
Model/Series: R22 BETA
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture:1990 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1508
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/14/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1730 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 14600 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320-B2C
Registered Owner: California Aviation Services Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: California Aviation Services Inc
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: KLSV, 1870 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 35 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2358 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 244°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 16 knots / 22 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.53 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bullhead City, AZ (IFP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Overton, NV (U08)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1430 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.510000, -114.375833 (est)


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside

July 05, 2018: Helicopter performed an emergency landing about 1/2-mile north of Riverside Municipal Airport.

Date: 05-JUL-18
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N4066S
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: RIVERSIDE
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech A36 Bonanza, N63TC: Incident occurred October 20, 2019 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N63TC

Date: 20-OCT-19
Time: 07:05:00Z
Regis#: N63TC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Ultramagic SA N-250, N275WB: Accident occurred October 19, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico -and- Accident occurred October 08, 2018 in Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

https://registry.faa.gov/N275WB

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 19, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM
Aircraft: Ultramagic N 250, registration: N275WB

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.

Balloon hit powerlines on landing. 

Date: 19-OCT-19
Time: 14:05:00Z
Regis#: N275WB
Aircraft Make: ULTRAMAGIC
Aircraft Model: N250
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Final 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/N275WB 

Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Accident Number: GAA19CA030
Date & Time: 10/08/2018, 0959 MDT
Registration: N275WB
Aircraft: Ultramagic N 250
Aircraft Damage: None
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Serious, 12 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation - Sightseeing 

Analysis 

The balloon pilot reported that, during touchdown, the basket made very light impact, swung around, and stopped. He added that, as the balloon deflated, the basket tipped over on its side.

While assisting passengers out of the basket, a passenger told the pilot that she had a broken arm. The pilot reported that she stated to him that believed that another passenger had possibly fallen on her when the basket tipped over.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The balloon tipping over during deflation, which resulted in a passenger injury.

Findings

Aircraft
Aircraft oper/perf/capability - Not specified (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Miscellaneous/other (Defining event)

The balloon pilot reported that, during touchdown, the basket made very light impact, swung around, and stopped. He added that as the balloon deflated, the basket laid over on its side.

While assisting passengers out of the basket, the female passenger told the pilot that she had broken her arm. The pilot reported that, after picking her up from the hospital, she believed that another passenger had possibly fallen on her when the basket laid over.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Balloon
Restraint Used: None
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: 09/04/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/09/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2060 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300 hours (Total, this make and model), 2060 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ultramagic
Registration: N275WB
Model/Series: N 250 No Series
Aircraft Category: Balloon
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Balloon
Serial Number: 250/91
Landing Gear Type: None
Seats: 0
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/21/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 0
Airframe Total Time: 279 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: Buoyant Investments Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Perfect Flight, LLC
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAEG, 5837 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1547 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 236°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 15000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM (N/A)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Rio Rancho, NM
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0901 MDT
Type of Airspace:  Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious, 11 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 12 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.226111, -106.649444 (est)