Friday, November 22, 2019

Cessna 195, N195BG: Accident occurred November 11, 2019 in Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana

https://registry.faa.gov/N195BG 

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA070
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, November 11, 2019 in Kalispell, MT
Aircraft: Cessna 195, registration: N195BG

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.

Piper PA-60-700P Aerostar, N914MB: Accident occurred November 08, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Medical Management Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N914MB

NTSB Identification: GAA20CA085
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 08, 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT
Aircraft: Piper PA60, registration: N914MB

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.

Mosquito XE285, Unregistered: Accident occurred November 02, 2019 in Seffner, Hillsborough County, Florida

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

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

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

Location: Seffner, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA037
Date & Time: 11/02/2019, 1300 EST
Registration: Unregistered
Aircraft: MOSQUITO XE
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 2, 2019, about 1300 eastern standard time, an unregistered experimental, amateur-built Mosquito XE285 helicopter, sustained substantial damage while landing at a private residence in Seffner, Florida. The private pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was owned by the pilot and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight that departed the residence about 1255.

In a statement to law enforcement, the pilot stated that he was trying to land and came down too fast and the main rotor blade flexed and struck the tail.

The pilot's neighbor stated that the pilot purchased the helicopter about 6 months before the accident, and he would practice taking off on her property located behind his house. She said that she watched him "land hard and began bouncing around." The helicopter continued to bounce, before it flipped over and crashed.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single engine. His last Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) third class medical certificate was issued on January 15, 2015. At that time, he reported a total of 200 flight hours.

At 1335, weather at Tampa Executive Airport (VDF), located about 15 miles northwest of the accident site, was reported as calm wind, visibility 10 miles, scattered clouds at 3,500 ft, broken clouds at 4,500 ft, overcast clouds at 6,000 ft, temperature 27°C, dew point 22° C, and a barometric pressure setting of 30.01 inches of mercury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MOSQUITO
Registration: Unregistered
Model/Series: XE 285
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:  Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: VDF, 21 ft msl
Observation Time: 1235 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Seffner, FL (None)
Destination: Seffner, FL (None)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 27.983611, -82.275556 (est)

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N4365U: Incident occurred April 11, 2020 in Anchorage -and- Incident occurred November 20, 2019 at Fairbanks International Airport (PFAI), Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

April 11, 2020:   Aircraft load shifted during taxi causing a tailstrike. 

Wright Air Service Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N4365U

Date: 11-APR-20
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N4365U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: WRIGHT AIR SERVICE
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

November 20, 2019: Aircraft struck a parked aircraft while taxiing.

Date: 20-NOV-19
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N4365U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: WRIGHT AIR SERVICES
City: FAIRBANKS
State: ALASKA

Luscombe 8A, N71707: Accident occurred November 19, 2019 near Baublitz Commercial Airport (9W8), Brogue, York County, Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 

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/N71707

Location: Brogue, PA
Accident Number: GAA20CA090
Date & Time: 11/19/2019, 1545 EST
Registration: N71707
Aircraft: Luscombe 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while on final approach to the runway, the landing gear struck a wire and the airplane impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage and empennage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/15/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1129.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 241 hours (Total, this make and model), 1024.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N71707
Model/Series: 8 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3134
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:2 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/24/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1260 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2083.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed
Engine Model/Series:A65 
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 hp
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLNS, 403 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 29°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A 
Altimeter Setting: 29.8 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fallston, MD (W42)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Brogue, PA (9W8)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1521 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Baublitz Commercial (9W8)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 750 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 2493 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 39.852222, -76.486389 (est)





It was Tuesday afternoon when the man knocked on the door of the trailer next to the grass runway at Baublitz Commercial Airport atop a hill in the rolling farmland just outside of Brogue.

He asked the woman who answered the door whether he could use the phone to call a cab, said airport partner Bruce Eveler.

"When she came back," he said, "he was gone."

Later, they found a small plane on the hill below the airport, next to an Amish farm. It was, according to Federal Aviation Administration records, a 1946 Luscombe 8A, a single-engine aircraft.

The plane lay on its belly, its landing gear collapsed. The tips of the wooden propeller were sheared off and frayed. 

Savilla Beiler, whose family owns the Chanceford Township farm, said the man had come to her farmhouse and asked for help moving his plane. Her husband and the man who drives for the Amish family had been working in the fields and came to his assistance, dragging the aircraft to the bottom of the hill, next to Warner Road, where it remained Friday morning.

The man did not appear to be injured, Beiler said. She believes the plane struck some telephone wires along Warner Road as it was coming in for a landing and crashed. A telephone line dangled from a pole at the end of her farm lane.

Since the Amish farmers did not have a phone, the man left and hiked up the hill to the airport.

And then, he seemingly disappeared.

Eveler has no idea what happened to him. The airport is an extremely rural part of York County. The closest public buildings - the post office, a school and the Brogue General Store - are a few miles up the road. Neither state police nor York County 911 have any record of a call about a plane crash Tuesday afternoon.

Federal Aviation Administration records indicated that the plane is owned by Douglas A. Jones, a lawyer from Bel Air, Maryland, about 25 miles south of the airport. Jones did not respond to message left on his law office phone.

The airport has been in operation since about 1958, Eveler said, founded by Levere Baublitz as a private airstrip. It opened for public use in the mid-1970s.

Eveler said he could recall maybe three or four crashes at the airport in the last 30 years. "It's not a common occurrence," he said.

Eveler has no idea what happened or what caused the crash. (The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.)

He did compliment the pilot's skill.

"He walked away from it," Eveler said. "That's pretty good."

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



YORK COUNTY, Pennsylvania — A small plane crash in York County has Federal Aviation Administration investigators stumped after the pilot was nowhere to be found.

Officials say a 1940’s single-engine plane crashed just outside of Baublitz Commercial Airport in Brogue on Tuesday, about 300 feet away from a farmhouse with people inside.

Robert Good, who works on the farm, says the pilot knocked on the owner’s door before asking for help to move the plane down the hill, along Warner Road.

“The Amish helped pull the plane where it is right now,” Good said.

Good and others saw the man walk up the hill toward the airport to make a call for a cab, but that was it. They haven’t seen him since.

“He evidently was not hurt, I mean, obviously,” added Good.

Officials are calling the circumstance surrounding the crash “strange,” and State Police haven’t been able to confirm any records of 911 calls.

While the pilot’s identity has not yet been released, public records show the plane is owned by Douglas Jones, a lawyer from Bel Air, Maryland.

FOX43 reached out to airport officials for comment, but have yet to hear back.

For now, the Federal Aviation Administration is continuing its investigation. It’s unclear if the pilot will face any charges or fines once he is located.

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

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, N4907T: Incident occurred November 21, 2019 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida -and- Incident occurred June 07, 2018 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), Osceola County, Florida



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

November 21, 2019: Aircraft went off the end of the runway after landing. 

South Florida Aviation Group LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N4907T

Date: 21-NOV-19
Time: 20:21:00Z
Regis#: N4907T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 34-200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLYWOOD
State: FLORIDA






PEMBROKE PINES, Florida – Emergency crews were called to North Perry Airport after a small plane skidded off the runway Thursday afternoon.

Sky 10 was overhead as the Piper PA-34-200 Seneca sat in the grass at the airport in Pembroke Pines.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane skidded off the runway shortly after landing.

The pilot and a passenger on the plane didn’t appear to be injured.

The plane was later towed away.

Story and video ➤ https://www.local10.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

June 07,2018:   Aircraft landed and experienced a prop strike.

Date: 07-JUN-18
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N4907T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 34 200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KISSIMMEE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 560, N560WT: Incident occurred November 19, 2019 at Ellington Airport (KLUG), Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville

Aircraft landed and struck a deer damaging the wing and landing gear.

TFG Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N560WT

Date: 19-NOV-19
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N560WT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEWISBURG
State: TENNESSEE

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N4325R: Incident occurred November 20, 2019 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed hard and veered off the runway into the grass.

Garuda Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N4325R

Date: 20-NOV-19
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N4325R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV, N887AE: Incident occurred November 19, 2019 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing in a field after loss of engine power.

Tvpx Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee

https://registry.faa.gov/N887AE

Date: 19-NOV-19
Time: 21:31:00Z
Regis#: N887AE
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MILLEDGEVILLE
State: GEORGIA

Extra EA-300/L, N451EF: Incident occurred November 20, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft on landing the left main strut collapsed.

Berichi Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N451EF

Date: 20-NOV-19
Time: 20:16:00Z
Regis#: N451EF
Aircraft Make: EXTRA
Aircraft Model: GMBH
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

Beech T-34A (A45) Mentor, N26K: Incident occurred November 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N26K

Date: 20-NOV-19
Time: 15:54:00Z
Regis#: N26K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N88855: Fatal accident occurred November 20, 2019 near San Marcos Regional Airport (KHYI), Caldwell County, Texas

Craig Hatch, Investigator In Charge (IIC)
 National Transportation Safety Board
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The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas
Continental Engines; Mobile, Alabama

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N88855


Location: San Marcos, TX
Accident Number: CEN20FA019
Date & Time: 11/20/2019, 0600 CST
Registration: N88855
Aircraft: RAYTHEON A36
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On November 20, 2019, about 0600 central standard time, a Raytheon (Beechcraft) A36 airplane, N88855, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI), San Marcos, Texas. The pilot, sole occupant, was fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by Caroline Aviation, LLC, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was destined for Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field (ODO), Odessa, Texas.

The airplane was observed on radar shortly after departure, before it disappeared from radar; an ALNOT (alert notification) was issued. A preliminary review of air traffic control services revealed the pilot received his IFR clearance to ODO, with a void departure time. There was no further communication with the pilot, nor was a distress call received.

The airplane was wreckage was located about one half-mile northeast of HYI's runway 8.

At 0556 the automated weather facility located at HYI, recorded wind from 179 degrees at 4 knots, one half-mile visibility in fog, an overcast sky at 300 ft, a temperature of 63° F and a dew point of 63° F. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Registration: N88855
Model/Series: A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Caroline Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYI
Observation Time: 0556 CST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 300 ft agl
Visibility:  0.5 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: San Marcos, TX (KHYI)
Destination: Odessa, TX (KODO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:  29.900000, -97.852500

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. 


Robb Stuart Van Eman 
FEBRUARY 5, 1971 – NOVEMBER 20, 2019
~

Robb Stuart Van Eman, beloved father, husband, son, uncle, friend to many, and accomplished pilot with a passion for flying, went to join his heavenly father in peaceful skies doing what he loved on November 20, 2019.

His greatest gift in life was parenting his two brilliant and amazing boys, Brooks and Knox, with his beautiful, dedicated, and loyal wife, Teal Johnson, but he managed to generously give to his family and countless friends and children through Boy Scouts of America, camping adventures, pinewood derby contests, sailing, boating, wakeboarding, travel, and any outdoor activities. Robb’s infectious and playful personality, commitment to those he loved, quick-wit, powerful smile, intelligence, gigantic heart of compassion, and joyful spirit drew people in effortlessly.

Born in Houston, Texas on February 5, 1971 to Marlene and Stuart, he was the younger brother to Currin, and although he was quiet as a child, his intelligence and perseverance guided him to many successes throughout his life. As a child, Robb spent countless weekends with Grandmother Katie in Galveston Bay, where he cultivated his love for the water, outdoors, sailing, and he earned his nickname, “Captain Robb”.

So enamored with his Italian roots, Robb, at the young age of 14, escorted his grandmother to Italy to travel and visit family overseas. It was a tradition he shared with the love of his life, Teal. Traveling to Italy shortly before starting their precious family, the two met in classic Robb fashion, during a blind, group date on his boat. One year later, Robb and Teal celebrated their engagement in New Orleans, and were married April 29, 2005. Grandmother Katie attended the wedding at the age of 97, and after waiting for that divine celebration, she went to heaven happily knowing her 13th and “favorite” grandchild married his perfect match. Robb and Teal’s honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands was again spent on a boat named “Sunny Days”, and they returned to celebrate with friends and family. Their sons were a blissful addition to their family a few short years later.

Always a Longhorn fan, Robb graduated from the University of Texas of Austin with a communications degree, and he was a proud member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Somehow, he managed to get his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Denver, while prioritizing snow skiing, ski instruction, and being a concierge at a ski resort in Beaver Creek. Known as a handyman, “Mr. Fix-It”, and a “Host with the Most Joyful Hospitality”, friends are wondering who they will call on now that Robb is in heaven.

After college, Robb settled in Austin and began a successful career in software and trading technologies with various top tier companies. After years of pursuing his ultimate career goal, Robb was well on his way to become a commercial pilot, having finished his intense and lengthy flight training almost a decade ago, and having accomplished his ultimate goal of reaching commercial status. As dear friend, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, formerly chief of Austin police, eloquently said, “Only Robb would care enough to give us a departing gift during his transition from the flesh to the spirit in his eternal place of rest, by leaving us while piloting an airplane, the thing he liked to do the most, second only to being with family and friends.”

Robb Stuart Van Eman is survived by his loving wife Italia Teal Johnson Van Eman, two sons: Brooks Emmite Van Eman, 12, Knox Joseph Van Eman, 10, parents: Marlene Genitempo Van Eman and Stuart Currin Van Eman, brother: Currin James Van Eman, nephew: Houston Currin Van Eman, all of Austin, Texas, niece: Arden Michelle Johnson, brother-in-law: Terry Jordan Johnson Junior, mother-in-law: Talia Teas Lydick, all of Fort Worth, and countless cousins, extended family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your charity of choice in honor of Robb Van Eman.

Please join a Celebration of Life honoring Robb on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Riverbend Church in The Smith Family Chapel located at 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78746.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com


Robb Stuart Van Eman 


SAN MARCOS, Texas - Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety have identified the man killed in the San Marcos plane crash as 48-year-old Robb Stuart Van Eman of West Lake Hills. The small passenger aircraft crashed just after departing from the San Marcos Regional Airport.

Investigators say the plane hit the ground nose-first in the ALERRT first responder training facility, but it did not catch fire, shortly before 6 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20. The weather was foggy with just a half-mile of visibility at the time so investigators will be looking into that as a cause, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). 

Authorities told FOX 7 Austin that the air traffic control towers were closed when the airplane departed. However, they expected the pilot to check in sometime after take-off, but he did not. This indicated something had gone wrong.

The NTSB said most of air travel fatalities last year were from general aviation or small planes.

Story and video ➤ https://www.fox7austin.com

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The National Transportation Safety Board has now taken over the investigation of a small passenger plane crash in San Marcos from early Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the City of San Marcos, the plane took off from the San Marcos Regional Airport around 5:54 a.m. The release states the plane lost contact with air traffic control a minute later.

The aircraft was found at 8:03 a.m. on the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center property near Maxwell Texas.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigator arrived at the scene Wednesday afternoon, and spoke with KXAN.

“It appears to have come down near vertical and impacted the ground,” said Craig Hatch, Air Safety Investigator. “There was no post-crash fire.”

According to the website FlightAware, the plane was expected to fly from San Marcos to Odessa.

It would make stops in Fort Worth and Austin, before returning to San Marcos Regional Airport.

The 1999 single-engine aircraft is registered to Caroline Aviation LLC.

KXAN spoke with the plane’s owners who called what happened “tragic” and “horribly sad.”

The National Transportation Safety Board investigators say they’re hoping to remove the wreckage on Thursday or Friday.

A preliminary report on the investigation is likely to come out in about a week.

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

SAN MARCOS, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the name of the person killed in a deadly small passenger plane crash in San Marcos Wednesday morning.

According to DPS, 48-year-old Robb Stewart Van Eman from West Lake Hills took off from the San Marcos Regional Airport around 5:54 a.m.

The aircraft was found at 8:03 a.m. on the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center property near Maxwell Texas. Eman was the only passenger on the plane.