Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Collision During Landing: LET L-13 Blanik, N213TA; accident occurred October 26, 2019 at Enumclaw Airport (WA77), King County, Washington




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Puget Sound Soaring Association Inc


Location: Enumclaw, Washington
Accident Number: GAA20CA058
Date & Time: October 26, 2019, 17:17 Local
Registration: N213TA
Aircraft: Let L13 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, after soaring atop ridgelines in a glider, he initiated an approach. During final, the pilot put the glider in a slip to lose altitude and intercept an "appropriate glideslope." However, the right wing impacted treetops and then came to rest inverted. The glider sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the glider 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 pilot's failure to maintain a proper glidepath, which resulted in a collision with trees. 

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 6, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: September 14, 2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 38 hours (Total, all aircraft), 19 hours (Total, this make and model), 16 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 12, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 20, 2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 692 hours (Total, all aircraft), 51 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Let 
Registration: N213TA
Model/Series: L13 AC 
Aircraft Category: Glider
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Aerobatic 
Serial Number: 008606
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: December 3, 2018 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1050 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 2141.35 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KZSE,325 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 23:55 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 283°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Enumclaw, WA (WN76)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Enumclaw, WA (WN76)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 16:35 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BERGSETH FIELD WN76
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 1100 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2100 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.24361,-121.924446(est)

Loehle Sport Parasol, N4347C: Incident occurred October 28, 2019 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4347C

Date: 28-OCT-19
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N4347C
Aircraft Make: LOEHLE
Aircraft Model: SPORT PARASOL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WAYNESVILLE
State: OHIO

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N9779B: Incident occurred October 26, 2019 at Albert Whitted Airport (KSPG), St. Petersburg, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Aircraft on taxi went off taxiway and hit a taxiway light.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9779B

Date: 26-OCT-19
Time: 16:22:00Z
Regis#: N9779B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ST PETERSBURG
State: FLORIDA

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-30, N8816Y; accident occurred October 25, 2019 at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (KOPF), Miami-Dade County, Florida

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8816Y

Location: Opa Locka, FL
Accident Number: GAA20CA050
Date & Time: 10/25/2019, 1945 EDT
Registration: N8816Y
Aircraft: Piper PA 30
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot receiving instruction in the multi-engine airplane reported that, during the runup, they briefed for a simulated engine failure during takeoff. He added that, during the takeoff, the flight instructor reduced the left engine throttle and the airplane veered to the left. He "lost the control" and the instructor took the flight controls. The airplane lifted off the ground into ground effect and the left wing struck the ground, exited the runway, and came to rest in the grass adjacent the runway.

The flight instructor seated in the right seat, reported that, after he reduced power on the left engine during takeoff, the pilot became confused by the sudden left yaw and did not react. He repeatedly told the pilot to abort the takeoff. Brakes were only installed on the pilot's (left) side, so the instructor was unable to apply brakes. The pilot panicked, moved the left throttle to full, remained locked on the controls, and applied back pressure on the yoke. The instructor continued to attempt to take the flight controls from the pilot, but the airplane entered ground effect. The instructor took the flight controls and, as the airplane settled to the ground, he reduced both throttles to idle. The airplane touched down in a "left yawing, slight left bank attitude" and the landing gear collapsed. The airplane skidded on the runway to the left, rotated counterclockwise, exited the runway, and came to rest in the grass.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/16/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/24/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 235 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8 hours (Total, this make and model), 153 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 63 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 30, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/12/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1459 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model), 1400 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 111 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8816Y
Model/Series: PA 30 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 301974
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/30/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3256.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-320-B1A
Registered Owner: Saddy Barraza
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Pilot Training Center North Miami
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: KOPF, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:162° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 100°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Miami, FL (OPF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Miami, FL (OPF)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1945 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: MIAMI-OPA LOCKA EXECUTIVE (OPF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8002 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 25.913056, -80.282222 (est)

Mooney M20E, N5897Q: Incident occurred October 25, 2019 at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport (KCMY), Monroe County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5897Q

Date: 25-OCT-19
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N5897Q
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPARTA
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna T337C Turbo Super Skymaster, N337TX: Incident occurred October 27, 2019 in Calhoun, Gordon County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft made a forced landing on a road.

Gemetric LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N337TX

Date: 27-OCT-19
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N337TX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 337
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CALHOUN
State: GEORGIA




CALHOUN, Georgia — A light plane was forced to make an emergency landing on an Interstate 75 off ramp in Calhoun early Sunday afternoon.

According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, deputies were sent out at about 12:15 p.m. after they received reports of the private plane landing on the Exit 310 off ramp to Union Grove Road. 

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the plane landed in the northbound lanes of the interstate and then the pilot steered it onto the exit ramp. 

No injuries were reported to anyone on board the aircraft, according to the sheriff's office. No damage to property was reported either. 

Along with deputies, troopers from the Georgia State Patrol also responded to the incident. 

The pilot said the plane had fuel-related issues, according to the GSP. 

The plane was towed to Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun via Union Grove Road and GA 3 / US 41, the GSP said.

According to Kathleen Bergen with the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft involved in the incident was a Cessna 337 Skymaster. Bergen said there were two people were on board the aircraft at the time of the incident. 

The FAA has taken over the investigation of the incident.

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Hard Landing: Questair M-20 Venture, N35HW; accident occurred October 27, 2019 at Spruce Creek Airport (7FL6), Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Daytona Beach, Florida 
Accident Number: GAA20CA088
Date & Time: October 27, 2019, 11:53 Local 
Registration: N35HW
Aircraft: HIGGINS JOHN H/WILLIAMS JOHN D QUESTAIR VENTURE 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during landing, his approach was unstable with an excessive descent rate. Surveillance video footage showed that the airplane touched down hard at the start of the displaced threshold, bounced, veered right, exited the side of the runway, clipped a tree, and then impacted terrain. A postcrash fire ensued. The airplane sustained thermal and substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot report that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane 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 pilot's unstabilized approach, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing, loss of directional control, and impact with a tree and then terrain.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Miscellaneous/other
Landing-flare/touchdown Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Abnormal runway contact
Landing-flare/touchdown Runway excursion
Landing-flare/touchdown Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Post-impact Fire/smoke (post-impact)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 80, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land; Multi-engine sea
Seat Occupied:
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Balloon; Glider; Helicopter 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument airplane; Instrument helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 1, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HIGGINS JOHN H/WILLIAMS JOHN D
Registration: N35HW
Model/Series: QUESTAIR VENTURE MDL 20 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2019 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 99
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-N
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEVB,10 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:47 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 107°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Spruce Creek 7FL6 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 24 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 24 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:4002 ft / 176 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.080278,-81.046669(est)

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA088
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Daytona Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/21/2020
Aircraft: HIGGINS JOHN H/WILLIAMS JOHN D QUESTAIR VENTURE, registration: N35HW
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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

The pilot reported that, during landing, his approach was unstable with an excessive descent rate. Surveillance video footage showed that the airplane touched down hard at the start of the displaced threshold, bounced, veered right, exited the side of the runway, clipped a tree, and then impacted terrain. A postcrash fire ensued. The airplane sustained thermal and substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot report that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's unstabilized approach, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing, loss of directional control, and impact with a tree and then terrain.

The pilot reported that during landing, his approach was unstable with an excessive descent rate. Surveillance video footage showed that the airplane touched down hard at the start of the displaced threshold, bounced, veered right and exited the side of the runway where it impacted terrain, and a post-crash fire ensued.

The airplane sustained thermal and substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

The pilot did not report a preaccident mechanical failure or malfunction with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1.

Loss of Control in Flight: Aero Adventure Aventura II, N170AV; accident occurred October 26, 2019 in Tavares, Lake County, Florida



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Sport Flying USA Inc


Location: Tavares, Florida 
Accident Number: GAA20CA051
Date & Time: October 26, 2019, 12:10 Local 
Registration: N170AV
Aircraft: Pereyra Aventura
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that he was at a seaplane event and participating in a landing contest on a lake. During landing with a 14-knot crosswind, the airplane was slightly fast, and shortly after touchdown, the airplane hit a wake and bounced. When the airplane was about 2 to 3 ft above the water, he initiated a go-around and applied right aileron control, but the left wing descended and impacted the water, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions with the airplane or engine 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 pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing on water, and his failure to maintain airplane control during a go-around, which resulted in the airplane nosing over.

Findings

Aircraft Landing flare - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Abnormal runway contact
Approach-VFR go-around Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: November 1, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 3, 2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 7080 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model), 7000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pereyra 
Registration: N170AV
Model/Series: Aventura II 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: AA2AS1701
Landing Gear Type: N/A; Amphibian
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: July 1, 2019 
Condition Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 75 Hrs
Engine Manufacturer: Aero Momentum
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 117 Horsepower
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LEE, 75 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 4 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 25°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Deland, FL 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lake Dora, FL
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 09:00 Local
Type of Airspace: Class E

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: 28.800556,-81.727775(est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N9008V; accident occurred October 27, 2019 at LeRoy Airport (5G0), Genesee County, New York




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York 

Investigation Docket - Investigation Docket:


Location: Le Roy, New York
Accident Number: GAA20CA048
Date & Time: October 27, 2019, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N9008V
Aircraft: Beech A36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 4 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Public aircraft

Analysis

The pilot reported that, before the takeoff roll, he had increased the trim because the tail felt like it was "lifting ahead of the nose when not heavily loaded in the rear." During the takeoff roll, while about 73 knots and 1,800 ft down the runway, the airplane lifted off. The airplane was still in ground effect, and the pilot applied forward yoke pressure to increase the airspeed. He recalled checking the gauges, and all appeared within normal limits. The airplane descended to the runway about 74 knots and bounced. The airplane overran the runway, and the pilot pushed forward on the yoke to level the airplane, but the airplane encountered a wind gust from the left and touched down in the grass about 155 ft beyond the end of the runway. The nose landing gear collapsed, and the airplane stopped. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts, the elevator, and both wings. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane 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 pilot's improper pitch control during takeoff in high, gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a runway overrun and the nose landing gear collapsing. 

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Pitch control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues High wind - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Abnormal runway contact
Takeoff Runway excursion
Takeoff Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 18, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: September 15, 2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 285 hours (Total, all aircraft), 115 hours (Total, this make and model), 183 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N9008V
Model/Series: A36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: E-185
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: December 8, 2018 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3651 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7666 Hrs as of last inspection 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 285 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KROC,555 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 18:54 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 54°
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2900 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 17 knots / 30 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 260° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.7 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Le Roy, NY (5G0 )
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Canandaigua, NY (IUA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 15:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: LE ROY 5G0
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 780 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28 IFR 
Approach: None 
Runway Length/Width: 3854 ft / 60 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.981388,-77.935279(est)
 

LEROY, New York (WHEC) - A small plane crashed at the Le Roy Airport in Genesee County on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, their dispatch center was notified of the crash around 3 p.m.

The sheriff's office says the plane failed to take off and hit an embankment before coming to rest in an open area. The underbody and engine compartment of the plane sustained significant damage.

The plane had four people onboard at the time of the crash. Pilot John Yates, along with his wife and two kids, were able to remove themselves from the plane. All four were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is still still being investigated by the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.


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


The LeRoy Airport runway was shut down temporarily Sunday afternoon as emergency crews responded to a small plane crash.

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office said a family of four suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Airport owner Raymond Detor said it happened around 3:15 p.m.

A single-engine plane was taking off from the airport when it crashed during takeoff. The aircraft stayed on airport property and landed within a few yards from a mobile home park on the western side of the runway. 

The pilot John Yates, 48, of Canandaigua, and three other passengers made it out of the plane on their own. 

"I was sitting in my living room watching the Buffalo Bills game and I heard a bang," said Donald Showler, of LeRoy. "I thought maybe it was my porch and I saw an airplane out here in the airport, [with] the motor about 40 feet in front of it, and people starting to get out of the plane."

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but the Federal Aviation Administration is said to begin an investigation sometime this week.

The airport owner said the last time a plane crashed in the area was about 10 years ago. The airport has since reopened while the investigation continues.

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










LEROY, New York (WIVB)–Three people are in the hospital after a plane crash in Leroy.

It happened around 3:30 this afternoon at the Leroy airport. Officials say the plane slipped off the runway.

It’s unclear how badly the people involved were hurt. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.

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

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros, N49MH: Accident occurred October 25, 2019 at Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Aircraft landed and went off runway and struck a fence.

https://registry.faa.gov/N49MH

Date: 25-OCT-19
Time: 19:33:00Z
Regis#: N49MH
Aircraft Make: AERO VODOCHODY
Aircraft Model: L39
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: BOULDER CITY
State: NEVADA

An jet flown by a former Hungarian Air Force fighter pilot ran off the runway at the Boulder City Municipal Airport on Friday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in an email the aircraft crashed under “unknown circumstances.”

Preliminary reports indicate that the L-39 airplane crashed after landing at the airport, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email. The aircraft, which sustained minor damage, ran off the runway and struck a perimeter fence.

The FAA said the aircraft is registered to Istvan Kalmar. Reached by phone Friday afternoon, Kalmar said, “The brake overheated … and it made the runway short.”

He said the aircraft ran off the runway and “badly pushed a fence over” but that “nobody even had a scratch.”

Kenitzer said local authorities reported that two people were onboard.

The L-39 is a single-engine military aircraft designed and manufactured by Aero Vodochody for the Czechoslovakian Air Force, according to airforce-technology.com. It was the first airplane to be powered by turbofan engines. There are numerous variations of the jet, which is generally used as a training aircraft for military pilots.

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

Fuel Starvation: Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N2621P; accident occurred October 27, 2019 near Benson Airport (6MN9), White Bear Township, Minnesota














Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N2621P 

Location: White Bear Township, Minnesota 
Accident Number: CEN20LA015
Date & Time: October 27, 2019, 10:55 Local
Registration: N2621P
Aircraft: Piper PA22 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Fuel starvation Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Factual Information

On October 27, 2019, about 1055 central daylight time, a Piper PA22-150 airplane, N2621P, impacted terrain during a takeoff from Benson Airport (6MN9), White Bear Township, Minnesota. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries and the airplane was substantially damaged during the impact. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating from 6MN9 at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported that this was the first flight of the day and he conducted a preflight examination of the airplane to include "trims." The pilot reported the fuel quantity was 18 gallons in the left tank, the engine had 5 quarts oil, and he indicated that there was "no fuel in the right tank." He taxied the airplane on runway 13 and performed a "running" carb check and magneto test. At end of runway 13, the pilot turned the airplane and broadcast the flight's takeoff on runway 31 and enter the traffic pattern. He started the takeoff on runway 31 and did not remember anything further about the flight.

According to information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airplane impacted a tree and terrain about 1/4 mile northwest of the departure end of runway 31. It came to rest near a ditch. 

At 1045, the recorded weather at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), near Minneapolis, Minnesota, was: Wind 300° at 10 kts, gusting to 15 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition overcast clouds at 2,000 ft; temperature 7° C; dew point 2° C; altimeter 29.90 inches of mercury.

The temperature and dew point spread were plotted on a carburetor icing chart. Their intersection on the icing chart indicated a probability of carburetor icing at any power setting.

An FAA Inspector examined the wreckage after the accident and photo documented the airplane controls. The inspector indicated that the right fuel tank was found dry. The quantity of liquid present in the left fuel tank had a visual appearance of about 5 gallons. The fuel selector valve was positioned to the right fuel tank. The gascolator/strainer was intact and found to be dry when examined. The engine was not bound and it turned when rotated by hand.

The airplane owner's handbook, in part, stated:

Two 18-gallon fuel tanks located in the wings provide fuel storage in the Tri-Pacer. ... The main fuel strainer, through which all fuel going to the carburetor flows, is located on the lower left engine side of the firewall. … Before take-off, it is very important that the fuel selector be checked to make sure it is on the proper tank.

CAUTION

When fuel quantity in right tank is 1/3 or less use only in level flight.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial; Flight engineer; Flight instructor
Age: 78, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine; Helicopter 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 2, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 2, 2018
Flight Time: 7957 hours (Total, all aircraft), 315 hours (Total, this make and model), 7409 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2621P
Model/Series: PA22 150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1955 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-2957
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 16, 2019 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2677.61 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KANE, 912 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 10:45 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 282°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 300° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: White Bear Township, MN (6MN9)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: White Bear Township, MN (6MN9)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 10:55 Local
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: BENSON 6MN9 
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 942 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2000 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern; None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.116664,-92.996109(est)

Location: White Bear Township, MN
Accident Number: CEN20LA015
Date & Time: 10/27/2019, 1055 CDT
Registration: N2621P
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 27, 2019, about 1055 central daylight time, a Piper PA22-150 airplane, N2621P, impacted terrain during a takeoff from Benson Airport (6MN9), White Bear Township, Minnesota. The airline transport pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged during the impact. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight was originating from 6MN9 at the time of the accident and its destination is unknown.

According to initial information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane impacted terrain under unknown circumstances during takeoff. The airplane came to rest in a ditch about 1/4 mile northwest of 6MN9.

At 1045, the recorded weather at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), near Minneapolis, Minnesota, was: Wind 300° at 10 kts, gusting to 15 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition overcast clouds at 2,000 ft; temperature 7° C; dew point 2° C; altimeter 29.90 inches of mercury.

6MN9 was a private, non-towered airport, which was owned by White Bear Township, Minnesota. It was located about three miles north of the township. The airport had an estimated elevation of 942 ft above mean sea level. The airport was serviced by one runway, 12/30, which was a 2,000 ft by 75 ft runway with a turf surface.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2621P
Model/Series: PA22 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KANE, 912 ft msl
Observation Time: 1045 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 15 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: White Bear Township, MN (6MN9)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.116667, -92.996111 (est)






One person was taken to a hospital after a small plane crash in White Bear Lake.

It happened Sunday morning shortly before 11 a.m. near the county line between Washington and Ramsey counties, not far from the intersection of U.S. Highway 61 and County Road J.

Officials said one person was on-board the plane, which crashed near train tracks. That person suffered non life-threatening injuries but was taken to a hospital.

Authorities said the plane hit a tree. It's unclear where it was headed or what it was doing before it crashed.

Darryl LeMire says his friend Gary McDaniel had just taken off from Benson Airport in White Bear Lake when something went wrong.

"It's very scary," LeMire said. 

McDaniel tried returning to the airport but hit a tree and crashed about 100 yards from the runway, amazingly he walked away.

"I just talked to his wife," LeMire said. " He survived. He's got some cuts on his face and got hit pretty hard, but she said he's doing really well."

Story and video ➤ https://kstp.com