Thursday, November 07, 2019

Pitts S-1C Special, C-GMEE: Accident occurred November 03, 2019 in Monument Valley, San Juan County, Utah

https://www.regosearch.com/GMEE

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA056
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 03, 2019 in Monument Valley, UT
Aircraft: Pitts S1, registration: C-GMEE

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.

Rand Robinson KR-2, N6242: Incident occurred November 06, 2019 at St. Mary's County Regional Airport (2W6) Leonardtown, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6242

Date: 06-NOV-19
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N6242
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: WOOD KR2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEONARDTOWN
State: MARYLAND

Landing Area Undershoot: Schleicher ASW-15, N16TD; accident occurred November 06, 2019 near Caesar Creek Soaring Club Gliderport (2OH9), Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio

View of damaged left wing.
Federal Aviation Administration

Close-up view of damaged left wing.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

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/N16TD 


Location: Waynesville, OH
Accident Number: GAA20CA073
Date & Time: 11/06/2019, 1500 EST
Registration: N16TD
Aircraft: Schleicher ASW15
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The glider pilot reported that he was unable to find thermals, so he decided to return to the glider port. During the approach, the glider was lower than he initially planned and decided to cut the approach short by crossing directly to the runway, then turn for landing. During the turn, the glider struck trees and impacted terrain.

The glider sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station located on an airport, about 9 nm away, reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was 190° at 8 knots. The pilot reported the wind was 130°, light and variable. The pilot attempted to land runway 09. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/08/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 75 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model), 36 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schleicher
Registration: N16TD
Model/Series: ASW15 B
Aircraft Category: Glider
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 15217
Landing Gear Type: Retractable -
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/30/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 772 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 960 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 
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: KMGY, 962 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 319°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 12000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / -2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Waynesville, OH (2OH9)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Waynesville, OH (2OH9)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Caesar Creek Soaring Club (2OH9)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 940 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2800 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 39.476667, -84.093889 (est)

Beech C23, N9273S: Incident occurred November 06, 2019 at Akron-Canton Airport (KCAK), Akron-Canton Airport

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland

While on final, aircraft struck two (2) geese.

Castle Aviation

https://registry.faa.gov/N9273S

Date: 06-NOV-19
Time: 22:05:00Z
Regis#: N9273S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: AKRON
State: OHIO

Aircraft struck birds on final.

Date: 06-NOV-19
Time: 22:29:00Z
Regis#: N9273S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: AKRON
State: OHIO

Sikorsky S-76D, N976TR: Incident occurred November 06, 2019 in Hartford, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Rotorcraft struck birds.

https://registry.faa.gov/N976TR

Date: 06-NOV-19
Time: 15:18:00Z
Regis#: N976TR
Aircraft Make: SIKORSKY
Aircraft Model: S76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: HARTFORD
State: CONNECTICUT

Composite FX Mosquito XE, N3210B: Accident occurred November 02, 2019 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3210B

Date: 2-NOV-19
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N3210B
Aircraft Make: COMPOSITE FX
Aircraft Model: MOSQUITO
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH EAST
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo, N220MT: Fatal accident occurred November 07, 2019 near Cable Airport (KCCB), San Bernardino County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota
Continental Aerospace Technologies; Mobile, Alabama

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N220MT

Location: Upland, CA
Accident Number: WPR20FA019
Date & Time: 11/07/2019, 1100 PST
Registration: N220MT
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 7, 2019, about 1100 Pacific standard time, a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N220MT impacted terrain while on the approach to the Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, California. The private pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Zamperini Field Airport (TOA), Torrance, California, at an unknown time.

Witnesses reported that they observed the accident airplane enter the traffic pattern behind another airplane. One witness observed the first airplane land, and that the accident airplane was low and slow while turning base to final. The witness reported that the left wing of the accident airplane dipped, and the airplane stalled and descended rapidly into a home. A post crash fire ensued.

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N220MT
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
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: CCB, 1444 ft msl
Observation Time: 1055 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Torrance, CA (TOA)
Destination: Upland, CA (CCB)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 34.109722, -117.669722 (est)

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. 

Esmail Soltani 


It was just before 11 a.m. Thursday, and it was nap time. Except that Emmitt Tonello, who turns 2 in January, wanted to play. So his dad, Matthew, took him outside their Upland home for a while before coming inside, into the kitchen.

Just then, a single-engine airplane crashed into the house, bursting into flames, killing the pilot and destroying the Overland Court house. The rooms where Emmitt and his dad would have been sleeping were obliterated. But the two were just far enough away from the impact that Matthew was able to grab Emmitt and run out the back way as flames curled around the walls toward them.

Tonello, 32, said he saw the shadow of the plane approaching nearby Cable Airport growing close and heard the engine go “pop pop” before the plane hit the house.

“As soon as I heard the explosion I dropped to the ground and looked at my baby and saw the look on his face. He was terrified,” Tonello said. “I didn’t think of anything other than running toward him, grabbing him off the couch and running out the back.”

Words failed Tonello when he tried to describe the sound: “The craziest, nastiest way to describe the explosion, that’s it.”

Neither was injured, although Tonello has been coughing quite a bit recently, perhaps, he said, because of the smoke.

He said that he was grateful that his wife, Heather, 41, and daughters Lyndi, 16, and Kessid, 13, were not at home.

Tonello said even though he “could throw a rock” and hit the airport, “I would never have imagined in a million years a plane crashing into the house.”

The family lost some irreplaceable items, including wedding and honeymoon videos and film Tonello shot of Emmitt’s birth. His wedding ring, which he removes at home, is somewhere in the rubble.

The family’s clothes and computers were destroyed. A GoFundMe page titled, “A plane crash destroyed our family’s home” is raising money to replace those items. Tonello was speaking Friday as he drove home with a crib a friend had given him and said he was grateful for the assistance his family has received so far.

“I’m sorry for the pilot who lost his life,” Tonello said. “My prayers go out to his family, but I’m just blessed that my entire family was out and nobody was hurt.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board began sifting through the wreckage.

The NTSB will be looking at the condition of the plane, the area around the crash, the weather at the time of the accident, the pilot’s flying record and the plane’s maintenance log as investigators try to determine what led to the crash, said Terry Williams, NTSB spokesman. They also will be interviewing witnesses.

“We are in the early stages, the fact-gathering phase,” Williams said. The NTSB may release a preliminary report in a week or 10 days, he said. A full report will take about a year or more.

The pilot died when the aircraft fell from the sky on Thursday.

More than half of the ranch house was reduced to charred rubble. The roof of the living room caved in but the eastern part of the house appeared untouched.

Firefighters said the pilot was believed to be the only person on board the plane. The craft was identified as a Cirrus SR22, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. The pilot’s identity had not been publicly announced as of Friday night.

The four-seater plane was flying from Zamperini Field in Torrance to Cable Airport in Upland, located about two miles from the Upland neighborhood where the plane crashed. It had flown from Palm Springs to Torrance on Wednesday, Gregor said.

The plane is registered to a licensed pilot with an address in Palos Verdes Estates, FAA records show.

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








Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday began sifting through the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed into a home in Upland.

The NTSB will be looking at the condition of the plane, the area around the crash, the weather at the time of the accident, the pilot’s flying record and the plane’s maintenance log as investigators try to determine what led to the crash, said Terry Williams, NTSB spokesman. They also will be interviewing witnesses.

“We are in the early stages, the fact-gathering phase,” Williams said. The NTSB may release a preliminary report in a week or 10 days, he said. A full report will take about a year or more.

The pilot of a Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo plane died when the aircraft fell from the sky on November 7th, crashing into the home and setting it on fire.

Two adults and a young child inside the house escaped the flames and were not injured.

More than half of the ranch house at 1257 Overland Court was reduced to charred rubble. The roof of the living room caved in but the eastern part of the house appeared untouched.

Firefighters said the pilot was believed to be the only person onboard the plane.

The plane was flying from Zamperini Field in Torrance to Cable Airport in Upland, located about two miles from the Upland neighborhood where the plane crashed. It had flown from Palm Springs to Torrance on Wednesday, Gregor said.

The plane is registered to a licensed pilot with an address in Palos Verdes Estates, FAA records show. The identity of the pilot has not yet been released.


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

Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo, N220MT 

  Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo, N220MT


News briefing with National Transportation Safety Board safety investigator.






























National Transportation Safety Board investigators were in Upland Friday to help determine what caused a single-engine plane to plummet from the sky and crash through the roof of a home Thursday, killing the pilot on board.

Officials have not determined what caused the Cirrus SR22 GTS X G3 Turbo to go down. The pilot who was killed in the crash has not been identified.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the coroner’s office are among the agencies involved in the investigation.

Witnesses believe the low-flying plane may have been trying to make a U-turn back to Cable Airport in Upland just before it crashed into the home in the 1200 block of West Overland Court.

One neighbor said the “whole house was engulfed” as she and her husband were running out of their home.

"Witnesses reported seeing the airplane flying low and slow, before it turned and descended rapidly into the house," Samantha Link, an investigator with the NTSB, said during a Friday morning news conference.

She said a team of investigators are documenting the evidence left at the scene before the plane is removed Friday afternoon and taken to a secure location, where it will be examined more closely.

Link said the plane was destroyed in the crash, but she did not elaborate on what was left of the aircraft.

"We currently have no idea what happened," she said.

The plane's parachute was deployed at some point during the crash, but it is unclear if the pilot pulled on it or it occurred from the impact, Link said.

The crash prompted a massive response from firefighters, who spent nearly two hours getting the situation under control.

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said the plane had taken off from nearby Cable Airport not long before it went down.

Family members said a father and his infant son were inside the home when the plane came crashing through part of the roof.

Although they were knocked to the ground, the two managed to escape the incident unharmed.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help raise money for the displaced family members as they search for temporary housing.

Story and video ➤ https://ktla.com