Monday, December 09, 2019

Cessna 182C Skylane, N8730T: Incident occurred December 07, 2019 in Reed City, Osceola County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field.

Aircraft & Aviation Professionals LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N8730T

Date: 07-DEC-19
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N8730T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: REED CITY
State: MICHIGAN



A small plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday evening in a field east of Reed City.

The sheriff’s department says two people were flying from Greenville to Traverse City.

They say engine problems forced them to make an emergency landing on a field in Hersey Township near the intersection of 175th Ave. and US-10.

Deputies say the pilot, Benjamin Lapage of Marshall, and the passenger, Eric Nuffer of Traverse City were not hurt.

The plane did receive minor damage from the landing.

The sheriff’s office says they are assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation on the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.9and10news.com

RAF 2000, N47EB: Accident occurred December 07, 2019 at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N47EB

Location: Omaha, NE
Accident Number: CEN20TA030
Date & Time: 12/07/2019, 1355 CDT
Registration: N47EB
Aircraft: Rotary RAF 2000
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On December 7, 2019, about 1355 central daylight time, a Rotary RAF 2000 rotorcraft-gyrocopter, N47EB, impacted terrain while landing at the Millard Airport, Omaha, Nebraska. The pilot received serious injuries, and the gyrocopter sustained substantial damage. The gyrocopter was operated by and registered to a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and the local flight departed Millard Airport at an unknown time.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector found the gyrocopter had impacted terrain near the runway and came to rest on its side.

The gyrocopter was retain for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rotary
Registration: N47EB
Model/Series: RAF 2000 GTX
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMLE
Observation Time: 1955 UTC
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / -1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:  
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 17 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Omaha, NE (MLE)
Destination: Omaha, NE (MLE)

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: 41.194722, -96.112500


OMAHA, Nebraska (WOWT) -- Millard Airport has reopened in the aftermath of a experimental gyrocopter crash Saturday afternoon. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.

The initial report came out at approximately 1:55 p.m.

Authorities on the scene described the gyrocopter as an RAF 200 Rotorcraft.

Authorities said the pilot had been flying for "some time" prior to the crash during an attempt to land.

Officials said the pilot suffered minor injuries and walked to the ambulance. The airport was shut down until an FAA investigator could arrive from Lincoln and reopened about three-and-a-half hours after the accident.

What caused the crash was not immediately known.

The circumstances of the incident remain under review by the FAA and NTSB.

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



OMAHA, Nebraska — One person was injured in a a crash of a experimental RAF 2000 gyrocopter Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened just before 2 p.m. at the Millard Airport.

Omaha police said that the gyrocopter was attempting to land at the airport when it crashed.

Only one person, the pilot, was on board during the crash.

The gyrocopter was an RAF Rotorcraft, which is a two-seat helicopter usually built from a kit.

According to police, the pilot was transported by the Omaha Fire Department to CHI Bergan Mercy following the crash.

Police said the pilot suffered minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation into how the accident actually happened.

No word has been given yet on why the helicopter crashed.

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



OMAHA, Nebraska (KMTV) — The Millard Airport was shut down for a few hours Saturday, as a result of a gyrocopter crash just before 2:00 PM.

Witnesses at the scene say the pilot was able to walk to the ambulance after crashing just off the runway. No other people were inside the gyrocopter, and no other injuries were reported.


The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, no word yet on what caused the accident.


The airport has since reopened.


Story and video ➤ https://www.3newsnow.com




OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Officials say one person was injured Saturday in a small aircraft crash at the Millard Airport in Omaha.

Reports say the crash happened just before 2 p.m. Saturday as the gyrocopter was trying to land.

Police say the pilot was the only person on board at the time of the crash. The pilot was taken by ambulance to an Omaha hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation into what caused the crash.

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

Zenith Zodiac CH-650, N914AR: Accident occurred December 08, 2019 near Willow Springs Memorial Airport (1H5), Howell County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N914AR


Location: Willow Springs, MO
Accident Number: ERA20LA050
Date & Time: 12/08/2019, 1515 CST
Registration: N914AR
Aircraft: Zenith ZODIAC CH-650
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On December 8, 2019, about 1515 central standard time, an experimental amateur-built Zenith Zodiac CH-650, N914AR, was substantially damaged during a forced landing at Willow Springs Memorial Airport (1H5), Willow Springs, Missouri. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal local flight. The airplane was privately owned and operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, he adjusted the ground adjustable propeller and was going to test fly the airplane. During initial climb, the engine lost total power. A few seconds later, the engine restarted on its own, but shortly lost total power again. He turned back to the runway but knew he would not make it and set up for an off-field landing. The pilot could not recall the subsequent events leading up to the accident.

The two-seat, single-engine, low-wing airplane was built in 2012, and was equipped with a Lycoming O-290 series 150 horsepower engine. The most recent condition inspection was completed on June 28, 2017. At the time of accident, the airframe total time was 8.6 hours, and the engine total time was 2,331.5 hours.

The pilot held a commercial pilot certificate, with ratings for airplane single-engine land, multi-engine land, rotorcraft-helicopter, instrument airplane, and instrument helicopter. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration basic medical certificate was issued on January 9, 2018. He reported 14,461.1 total hours of flight experience at the time of the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N914AR
Model/Series: ZODIAC CH-650 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: KUNO, 1223 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 700 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Willow Springs, MO (1H5)
Destination: Willow Springs, MO (1H5) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.984167, -91.955556


WILLOW SPRINGS, Missouri — A pilot of a small experimental aircraft walked away from a Sunday plane crash with minor injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Troop G Information Officer Sgt. Jeff Kinder told Ozark Radio News that the pilot reported losing power to the plane before the crash around 3:19 pm Sunday. The unidentified pilot was treated at an area hospital.

The crash took place 700 feet short of the Willow Springs Memorial Airport and clipped a home near Business 60/63. The home sustained minor damage. No one in the home was injured.

Original article ➤ https://www.ozarkradionews.com





WILLOW SPRINGS, Missouri -- The Willow Springs Police Department says a call of a downed plane came in around 3:30 PM, Sunday afternoon.

People in the area of Main St. and Holloway Dr. say they saw the plane come down in the neighborhood.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said the pilot tried to land on an airfield near his house.

Parts of the plane were scattered a few yards away from where the crash landing happened.

The house was not hit. The pilot seemed to be okay when emergency responders arrived.

Yvette Sexton who witnessed the scene moments after the crash said it was a shocking thing to see.

"Holy crap it's not everyday you see a plane fall out of the sky," said Sexton. "It was shocking. My granddaughter, she just, 'grandma what's going on? Grandma what's going on?' I said, 'well baby, they're taking care of him. He seems to be ok.' We were just scared for him."

Investigators, including the Federal Aviation Administration are working to determine what caused the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.ky3.com