Saturday, November 2, 2019

Rockwell International 112A Commander, N1274J: Incident occurred November 02, 2019 at Clearwater Air Park (KCLW), Pinellas County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1274J

Date: 02-NOV-19
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N1274J
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL
Aircraft Model: 112
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLEARWATER
State: FLORIDA










CLEARWATER, Florida — Police responded to a hard landing Saturday morning at Clearwater Airpark.

At some point during the landing around 9 a.m., police say a plane's front landing gear collapsed. Pictures tweeted by the Clearwater Police Department show the plane's nose on the ground, with its propeller sliced into it.

The pilot was the only person on board.

No injuries are reported.

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

Powerplant System/Component Malfunction/Failure: Mitsubishi MU-300, N200LP; incident occurred January 12, 2016 at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field (KLIT), Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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


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


http://registry.faa.gov/N200LP 


Location: Little Rock, AR

Incident Number: CEN16IA091
Date & Time: 01/12/2016, 0930 CST
Registration: N200LP
Aircraft: MITSUBISHI MU 300
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event: Powerplant sys/comp malf/fail
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On January 12, 2016, about 0930 central standard time, a Mitsubishi MU300 airplane, N200LP, experienced an engine fire during the takeoff roll from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field (LIT), Little Rock, Arkansas. The two flight crewmembers and two passengers on-board were not injured. The airplane incurred minor damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by Central Flying Service Inc. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand air taxi. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight was destined for Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH), Lake Charles, Louisiana.


The flight crew reported that the airplane was fueled, and the flight crew completed a walk around inspection of the airplane. After taxiing to runway 18, the flight crew advanced the throttles to takeoff power and began the takeoff roll. A "couple seconds later" the flight crew heard a "grumble" and the airplane began shaking. The passengers in the back of the airplane reported to the flight crew that they saw flames coming out of the of the right engine. The flight crew stopped the airplane and shut down the engines while the airplane was still on the runway.


After the airplane was towed off of the runway, the crew noticed the right engine had ingested a fuel mat that was left on the inboard trailing edge of the wing by the airplane fuelers. The fuel mats were placed on the wing after the flight crew's preflight inspection was accomplished, and the flight crew had not noticed the mats during the visual inspection of the fuel caps due to their location on the trailing edge of the wing.


To prevent a similar occurrence in the future, the operator implemented a change to the General Operations Manual. Guidance was added to the "Fuel" section, that included:


"… After fueling the crew will do a complete inspection of the exterior of the aircraft to ensure wings are clear of foreign objects and damage has not occurred during fueling."


Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private

Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/26/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/13/2016
Flight Time:  5286 hours (Total, all aircraft), 720 hours (Total, this make and model), 4976 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial; Private

Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: 
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/13/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/19/2015
Flight Time: 12618 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1097 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: MITSUBISHI

Registration: N200LP
Model/Series: MU 300 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Unknown
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Transport
Serial Number: A006 S.A.
Landing Gear Type: Unknown
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/21/2015, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 15500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 7736 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: JT15-4D
Registered Owner: CENTRAL FLYING SERVICE INC
Rated Power: 2500 lbs
Operator: CENTRAL FLYING SERVICE INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLIT, 257 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 258°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: 
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Little Rock, AR (LIT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: LAKE CHARLES, LA (LCH)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time:  CST
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information


Airport: BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON NATIONAL (LIT)

Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 266 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6224 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 2 None

Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.729444, -92.224722 (est)

Incident occurred November 02, 2019 at Myrtle Beach International Airport (KMYR), Horry County, South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (WBTW) – A United 737 flight had to be diverted to Myrtle Beach International Airport Saturday following ‘electrical issues,’ airport officials said.

The plane- which was heading to Newark from Orlando- landed in Myrtle Beach just before noon, Director of Air Service and Business Development Kirk Lovell told News13.

All 83 passengers were offloaded onto the tarmac before being taken into the terminal, Kirk said. No one was hurt in the incident.

Kirk said these kinds of diversions are usually a safety precaution. He added crews are looking into what caused the electrical problems, as passengers try to sort out their travel plans.

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

CubCrafters CC11-100 Sport Cub S2, N718CC: Accident occurred November 02, 2019 at Reigle Field Airport (58N), Palmyra, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg

Hilltop Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N718CC 


NTSB Identification: GAA20CA057
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 02, 2019 in Palmyra, PA
Aircraft: CubCrafters CC11, registration: N718CC

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 bounced on landing which caused a propeller strike.

Date: 02-NOV-19
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N718CC
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PALMYRA
State: PENNSYLVANIA




Fire and police crews are on the scene of a reported hard landing at Reigle Field Airport in South Londonderry Township, Lebanon County.

Lebanon County emergency dispatchers say the landing happened before 12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company and South Londonderry Township Police confirmed their crews responded to the airport. 

Police also told WGAL News 8 there are no injuries.

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







LEBANON COUNTY, Pennsylvania — Campbelltown Volunteer Fire Company responded to a single-engine aircraft crash Saturday.

Fire officials say the plane was trying to land at the Reigle Field Airport in South Londonderry Township when it was pushed by crosswinds, missed the trees, and crashed around 12:42 p.m.

Only the pilot was in the plane at the time of the crash. 

The pilot chose to seek medical attention by personal transport and was not treated at the scene.

South Londonderry Township Police say the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://fox43.com

Engine 2 with 5 (Safety Ed), Rescue 2 with 2 (FF Jurell), Asst. 2 (C. Bardsley), and Fire Police responded to a aircraft down, no injuries. Crews made sure the power was secured, and a fuel leak was contained with a wooden plug, pond, and hazmat pads.

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Fairchild SA227-AC, N2691W; accident occurred April 16, 2015 in Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah
Honeywell Aerospace; Phoenix, 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/N2691W

Location: Rifle, CO
Accident Number: CEN15LA202
Date & Time: 04/16/2015, 2245 MDT
Registration: N2691W
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD SA227 AC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Scheduled

On April 16, 2015, about 2245 mountain daylight time, a Fairchild SA227-AC, twin-engine airplane, N2691W, operating as Key Lime flight 168, was substantially damaged after an uncontained engine failure during climb near Rifle, Colorado. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to CBG LLC, Wilsonville, Oregon, and was operated by Key Lime Air Corporation, Englewood, Colorado. Dark, night, instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) prevailed at the time of the accident and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan had been filed for the Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 scheduled cargo flight. The airplane departed from Garfield County Regional Airport (RIL), Rifle, Colorado, at 2237 and was destined for Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado

The pilot reported that during a climb, when still well below the tops of nearby mountains, he heard a "bang" followed by a complete loss of power and engine fire indications from the right engine. After completing appropriate checklist items, the pilot declared an emergency and diverted to Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, Colorado, for an instrument approach and landing at 2311. The airplane landed without further incident.

A post accident examination of the airplane revealed the second stage turbine rotor from the right engine had separated. One portion of the rotor exited through the left side of the engine and nacelle structure, penetrated the right side of the fuselage, and came to rest inside the fuselage wall. Other portions of the separated rotor exited through the right side of the engine. There was thermal damage to the engine and the inside of the nacelle structure, but no evidence of a sustained fire in that area. The examination of the turbine engine noted fatigue cracks on the 2nd stage rotor disk. The rotor disk had a reported 3,901.4 hrs., and 4,143 cycles.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 28
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/27/2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/08/2014
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2920 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1130 hours (Total, this make and model), 2765 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 117 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 53 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FAIRCHILD
Registration: N2691W
Model/Series: SA227 AC
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Commuter; Normal
Serial Number: AC-655B
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/24/2015, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 16000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 26855 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: AIRESEARCH
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TPE331 SERIES
Registered Owner: CBG LLC
Rated Power: 1100 hp
Operator: KEY LIME AIR CORPORATION
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: DENVER AIR CONNECTION
Operator Designator Code: KY7A

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night/Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRIL, 5522 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2253 MDT
Direction from Accident Site: 71°
Lowest Cloud Condition:  / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Rain
Departure Point: Rifle, CO (RIL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: DENVER, CO (DEN)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 2237 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: GARFIELD COUNTY RGNL (RIL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5537 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 26
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7000 ft / 100 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: 39.525833, -107.728056 (est)

Piper PA-28R-180 Arrow, N4958J

https://registry.faa.gov/N4958J


Justin Winfrey


DAY 8 
UPDATE
November 01, 2019

Please keep sharing any tips you have that will contribute to our search here: comehomekandj@gmail.com.

Today, the Execushield team, along with the family and friends of Kayla and Justin, established the #FindKandJ Search and Rescue command post in Fort Bragg, California. We have mobilized, and executed the following:

Chartered one (1) helicopter to perform an inland aerial search through Mendocino, California, Branscomb, California, Laytonville, California, Wheeler, California, Rockport, California, Westport, California, Inglenook, California, Cleone, California, and along the coastline. 

Chartered two (2) fixed planes to perform a coordinated aerial search from the coastline to five (5) miles off the coast, and two (2) miles inland to three (3) miles inland. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS VIA GoFundMe TO MAKE THESE EFFORTS POSSIBLE! 

Canvassed our most recent flyer across Mendocino, California, Petaluma, California, Hopland, California, Ukiah, California, Fort Bragg, California and various rest stops and campgrounds along the way.

A MASSIVE thank you to the entire Execushield team for their integrity, expertise and efforts. Additionally, thank you to San Francisco Police Department and Civil Air Patrol for their continued investigative efforts. You all are awesome! 

And again, we would like to thank EVERYONE who has contributed shares, prayers and donations to the #FindKandJ initiative. We have another big day ahead Saturday.






27-year-old Kayla Rodriguez, a delivery nurse at CPMC Mission Bernal Campus in San Francisco, told friends she was heading out on an adventure.  She and her friend and landlord, 43-year-old Justin Winfrey, were flying north to have dinner. The pair climbed on Winfrey's plane at Gnoss Field in Novato at around 6 p.m. on October 24th.


Friends and family of a missing nurse and her companion will hold a prayer service and vigil Sunday for the pair in San Francisco.

A plane carrying Justin Winfrey, a leader in San Francisco's African American community, and Kayla Rodriguez, a delivery nurse at CPMC Mission Bernal Campus, disappeared off radar over the Lost Coast in Mendocino County the night of October 24.

The two were last seen at the Gyppo Ale Mill restaurant in Shelter Cove, a small coastal town in Humboldt County. They were reportedly headed to the Brooktrails Airport near Willits.

Sheriff's officials say the plane dropped off radar at about 9:20 p.m. approximately five miles off the coast between Rockport and Wheeler. A Coast Guard search was discontinued due to bad weather and lack of resources.

The plane was piloted by Winfrey, who grew up in San Francisco and was described as a "beloved member of the community, known for his generosity."

"He loves to fly planes and would gladly take anyone from the community, many of whom had never been on an airplane, and give them a tour," according to Sam Singer, publicist for the service.

The vigil and prayer service and vigil will be led by the Rev. Amos C. Brown at 4 p.m. at Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister St., San Francisco. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose is to "encourage hope and to encourage local searchers to continue their quest, hopefully to find the couple alive," Singer said in a statement.

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Socata TB 30 Epsilon, N50TB: Accident occurred November 01, 2019 at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft attempting to return to airport and crashed.

Not My Monkeys LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N50TB


Date: 01-NOV-19
Time: 20:35:00Z
Regis#: N50TB
Aircraft Make: SOCATA
Aircraft Model: TB30
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: KALAMAZOO
State: MICHIGAN


Kalamazoo, Michigan:

On November 1st, 2019, at approximately 4:33 pm, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, along with firefighters from the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, responded to the airfield for an aircraft that had crash landed. A small, single-engine airplane, piloted by a 41 year old Battle Creek man, suffered a mechanical issue just after takeoff. The pilot attempted to land on a runway, but instead crash landed in a grassy area nearby. The pilot was transported by ambulance to the hospital for minor injuries. There were no other occupants in the airplane. The cause of the crash is unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, and is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 488-8911 or Silent Observer at 343-2100

By authority of:
Sgt. Robert Holdwick
Date: 11/1/19
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: KDPS Operations Division 269-337-8120
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

Original article ➤ https://kalamazoopublicsafety.org



KALAMAZOO, Michigan — Emergency crews responded to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport on November 1st, 2019, after a small plane crash landed.

Police said a single-engine airplane tried to land just after 4:30 p.m., but crashed into a grassy area nearby.

The 41-year-old Battle Creek man was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

Officials said they were given no advance notice that the plane was in any trouble and the cause of the crash is unknown.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and are investigating.

Story and video ➤ https://wwmt.com



A Battle Creek pilot made a crash landing near the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport Friday afternoon.

On November 1st, at 4:33 pm, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, along with firefighters from the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, responded to the airfield for an aircraft that had crash landed. 

A single-engine airplane, piloted by a 41-year-old Battle Creek man, suffered a mechanical issue just after takeoff.

The pilot attempted to land on a runway, but instead crash landed in a grassy area nearby. 

The pilot was transported by ambulance to the hospital for minor injuries. 

There were no other occupants in the airplane.

The cause of the crash is unknown. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, and is investigating the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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





KALAMAZOO, Michigan - A mechanical issue on a small plane led to a crash landing at the Kalamazoo airport the caused a minor injury, police said.

The pilot, a 41-year-old Battle Creek man, was the plane’s only occupant.

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers said rescue crews were called to the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport just after 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 for the incident.

Police said a mechanical issue surfaced on the single-engine aircraft just after takeoff.

The pilot then attempted to land on a runway but ended up landing on a grassy area nearby. Police described it as a crash landing.

The Battle Creek man was taken by ambulance to a hospital for minor injuries.

Police said the exact cause of the crash was not immediately known. 

Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating the crash landing.

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

Mooney M20J, N201SV: Incident occurred October 31, 2019 at Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport (KINW), Navajo County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N201SV

Date: 31-OCT-19
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N201SV
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINSLOW
State: ARIZONA

Piper PA-23, N1485P: Accident occurred October 31, 2019 at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport (KOWP), Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1485P

Date: 31-OCT-19
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N1485P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAND SPRINGS
State: OKLAHOMA

Beech 200 Super King Air, N850BK: Accident occurred October 31, 2019 in New Braunfels, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio

RPM Consulting LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N850BK


NTSB Identification: GAA20CA054
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 31, 2019 in New Braunfels, TX
Aircraft: Beech 200, registration: N850BK

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: 31-OCT-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N850BK
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: NEW BRAUNFELS
State: TEXAS

Pilatus PC-12/45, N368PC: Incident occurred October 31, 2019 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Aircraft struck a bird on landing.

Flax Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N368PC

Date: 31-OCT-19
Time: 02:58:00Z
Regis#: N368PC
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk, N10VD: Fatal accident occurred November 01, 2019 at Witham Field Airport (KSUA), Martin County -and- Incident occurred February 17, 2017 at Jacksonville International Airport (KJAX), Duval County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

MD Aviation Ltd

http://registry.faa.gov/N10VD


Date: 01-NOV-19
Time: 17:08:00Z
Regis#: N10VD
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: OV10
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: STUART
State: FLORIDA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 


Dr. Joseph Masessa

STUART — Dr. Joseph Masessa was identified as the pilot who died during a fiery plane crash Friday afternoon.

Masessa, was the only one pilot scheduled to fly a Grumman OV-1D Mohawk during the show.

Since the Stuart Air Show started 30 years ago, this is the first plane crash the event has seen, officials said. 

"He will always be remembered as we move forward in future endeavors," a post from the Stuart Air Show said. 

On Saturday, all Stuart Air Show events were canceled because of weather. The Stuart Air Show will return to its scheduled program on Sunday. Officials with the show were unable to be reached Saturday despite numerous attempts.

Sheriff William Snyder of the Martin County Sheriff's Office said Masessa had performed at the air show in previous years and was from South Florida. Snyder said at a press conference Friday Masessa was an experienced pilot.

"The sheriff's office and all of us here are extremely saddened by this," Snyder said. "This is part of the air show, this airplane was here and getting ready for the air show."

Fire Rescue officials said they were staged at the airport and immediately responded when the plane crashed. Officials said nothing could have been done to save Masessa.

“It was in its practice routine and it went nose down into the runway,” said Chris Kammel, bureau chief of Martin County Fire Rescue EMS. 

Witnesses outside the airport reported seeing black smoke after the crash. The plane was fully engulfed in flames, Snyder said.  

"Joe was a beloved performer of the air show, a local Floridian and will forever be family," a Twitter post by the Stuart Air Show said. 

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

Joseph M. Masessa, M.D. was a Diplomate of American Board of Dermatology as well as trained in MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, and General & Cosmetic Dermatology. 


A crew works to add the names of missing Vietnam War soldiers onto Joseph Masessa's Grumman OV-1D Mohawk plane.

A dermatologist from New Jersey died after his plane crashed Friday as he prepared for an air show in Florida, officials for the event confirmed.

Joseph Masessa specialized in skin cancer, surgery and cosmetic dermatology in five North Jersey Dermatology Center locations: Rockaway, Parsippany, Clifton, Newfoundland and Kearny. He is also listed as a doctor for the Dermatology Center of Florida.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was set to take part in the Stuart Airshow this weekend but crashed on a runway extension at Whitman Field around 1 p.m. Friday. The airshow listed Masessa as the person who would fly the Mohawk in its lineup.

“Joe was a beloved performer of the air show, a local Floridian, and will forever be family,” the Audi Stuart Air Show in Florida wrote in a statement.

A friend who worked on Masessa’s crew around 2014 said the doctor lived and worked in New Jersey and would come to Florida to perform in airshows. He was unsure if Masessa had been living in Florida at the time of the crash.

“He was an incredible pilot," said Brandon Walker, who lives in Georgia. "He’d take his shirt off his back for you.”

Masessa owned a home in Franklin Lakes, according to property records.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is working with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the crash. The FAA did not respond to a request for comment Saturday and no one from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office was available to comment.

The doctor loved the Mohawk plane, which was built for battle and first used in the Vietnam War. He even had the names of missing soldiers from that war added onto the fuselage.

Walker told NJ Advance Media that the plane was the world’s "first flying monument.”

“This was our thank you to these men and women, our way to say that they are not forgotten,” said Walker, who helped add the names onto the plane’s exterior.

Masessa was a member of the OV-1 Mohawk Association. One member remembered Masessa as a “prolific airshow artist” and mourned him on the group’s website.

“This is a huge tragedy for the OV-1 Mohawk community,” Bill McNease wrote.


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Joseph Masessa, far left, stands with others in the pilot community.

STUART, Florida — Karl Robinson was playing a quick round of golf Friday afternoon when he saw it: a plane, part of the Stuart Air Show, drop out of the sky.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Robinson said. “You see this stuff on TV or movies or on internet videos or something, but it was pretty shocking to see that. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life.”

Robinson was golfing on the Martin County Golf Course, which is adjacent to the Witham Field, where the show was taking place.

He was in his golf cart, driving from one hole to the next when he saw the crash.

Robinson drove the cart to the fence that separates the course from the airport and got as close as he could.

He quickly realized there was nothing anyone could do.

“The fire was put out real quickly,” he said. “And you’re looking around for the plane and the parts and the pieces, and there was really not much to see.

“You’re going up to the scene expecting to see all this wreckage, and it was just little pieces of metal. There was nothing there.”

Investigators said the pilot was the only one on board the plane and was killed.

“It was very startling and surreal. You’re seeing something that your mind is not believing,” Robinson said. “It was shocking. It was a tough thing to witness. I’ll never forget it.”

The pilot’s identity has not yet been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board will conduct the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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STUART – One person is dead after a plane associated with this weekend’s Stuart Air Show crashed Friday afternoon.

The sole victim was the male pilot who performed at this air show previously, said Sheriff William Snyder of the Martin County Sheriff's Office. Identity of the person killed was not released, pending notification of next of kin. 

The Stuart Air Show opening day nighttime air show and dirty flight suit party were canceled Friday because of the crash. Air Show officials are hoping to reschedule the events for after Saturday's air show. The rest of of the weekend's events will resume as planned, Air Show officials said in a statement. 

This was the first fatality at the Stuart Air Show in its 30-year history, officials said. 

The crash happened about 1:10 p.m. at Witham Field airport, on runway 30 near the Martin County Golf Course. The airport has been closed since the crash, Snyder said about 3:30 p.m. 

Air Show officials have not determined whether the show will open at its scheduled 5 p.m. start time, but cannot open until the airport reopens. 

“It was in its practice routine and it went nose down into the runway,” said Chris Kammel, bureau chief of Martin County Fire Rescue EMS. 

Fire Rescue personnel staged at the airport for the air show witnessed the crash. They immediately responded and extinguished the flames quickly, he said. 

Witnesses outside the airport reported seeing black smoke after the crash. The plane was fully engulfed in flames, Snyder said.  

"There was nothing that could have been done” to save the pilot because of the damage, said Kevin Herdon, Martin County Fire Rescue deputy fire chief. 

Snyder said the plane was a Grumman Mohawk military plane.

Peggy Mooney, 67, afternoon manager for the Martin County Golf Course, said she saw the smoke. The golf course is just east of the airport.

“I didn’t know what was going on,” she said. ”We were afraid it was the air (show) because they’ve been flying around.”

Students at J.D. Parker Elementary in Stuart were at the airport earlier in the day on a field trip, but had already left before the crash, Martin County School District spokeswoman Jennifer DeShazo said.

The scene was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.  

Officials have not decided whether the Stuart Air Show will go on as scheduled.

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STUART, Florida — The Martin County Sheriff's Office says one person died when a plane crashed at the Stuart Air Show on Friday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said they're investigating the crash of a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk.

The FAA said the Mohawk, with only the pilot aboard, crashed on the approach end of Runway 1 at Witham Field, located at 2011 SE Airport Rd., around 1:15 p.m.

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said the victim is an adult male. It's unclear what caused the plane to go down.

"Fire Rescue personnel were already on the scene and had extinguished the flames which, by all appearances, had fully engulfed the airplane," said Sheriff Snyder at a news conference on Friday afternoon.

Officials said Witham Field is currently closed until further notice, meaning no aviation activity, until local and federal investigators complete their investigation.

The Stuart Air Show, which was was supposed to start at 5 p.m. Friday, has been canceled for Friday night.

"There will be no aeronautical activity for the Friday night Air Show tonight," said George Stokus, the assistant Martin County administrator. "It does appear, based on weather and the incidents that were involved right now, that the fireworks as well as the Dirty Flight Suit Party will not be occurring today."

Officials at the Stuart Air Show released this statement:

"Due to an unfortunate incident today, the Audi Stuart Air Show's night time air show and TD Bank Dirty Flight Suit Party have been cancelled for this evening, Friday, November 1, 2019. We are working to reschedule this event for after tomorrow's airshow, Saturday, November 2, 2019. At this time, the remainder of the weekend's event will resume as planned. If you purchased a Friday General Admission ticket, those tickets will be honored on Saturday or Sunday. If you have a ticket for TD Bank's Dirty Flight Suit Party, stay tuned to our social media channels and your email, as we will be providing updates as soon as we can.

f you purchased a Friday General Admission ticket, those tickets will be honored on Saturday or Sunday. If you have a ticket for TD Bank's Dirty Flight Suit Party, stay tuned to our social media channels and your email, as we will be providing updates as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding."

A photo posted to social media by MCSO shows the aircraft on the grass at Witham Field with its wings smashed and metal debris scattered around it.

A separate photo from the area shows a cloud of thick, black smoke rising into the sky.

"I saw a gray bomber fly down, and literally within seconds, it just kind of caught my breath because he flew so far down that I thought, there is no way they could have pulled up," said Natalie Evans, a witness. "It just kind of shocked me, stunned me. I didn’t hear a crash and I waited just a little bit and I saw smoke. That part was very upsetting."

According to the Stuart Air Show website, a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is scheduled to perform at the event.

A Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is a "twin-engine turboprop armed military observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities and was intended to operate from short, unimproved runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces," according to the Stuart Air Show's website.

Sheriff Snyder said this type of aircraft was in production from 1959 to 1970.

"To the best of our knowledge, this is the first plane crash the Air Show has ever had," said Sheriff Snyder.

The Stuart Air Show tweeted on Friday they've "had an incident involving one of our aircraft. All local and federal agencies are on site and investigating so that we may ensure the safety of our airshow before we continue."

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Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

February 17, 2017: Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed. 

Date: 17-FEB-17
Time: 02:45:00Z
Regis#: N10VD
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: OV-1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: FLORIDA