Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N4371Z: Incident occurred September 29, 2020 at Boyne City Municipal Airport (N98), Charlevoix County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft while taxiing after an aborted takeoff from the grass ended on its nose. 

Jarema Aviation LLC


Date: 29-SEP-20
Time: 12:19:00Z
Regis#: N4371Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BOYNE CITY
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 170B, N2772D: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 at Heritage Field Airport (KPTW), Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft veered off side of runway on landing. 

Sky Gypsies LLC


Date: 22-SEP-20
Time: 10:00:00Z
Regis#: N2772D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POTTSTOWN
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N75634: Accident occurred September 29, 2020 at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft experienced rudder issue during takeoff and attempted to return but crash landed in a grassy area. 

100 Knots LLC


Date: 29-SEP-20
Time: 15:32:00Z
Regis#: N75634
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Bell 206B JetRanger, N91TA: Incident occurred September 29, 2020 in Packwood, Lewis County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Rotorcraft tail rotor hit trees during logging operations and then crashed. 

Northwest Helicopters Inc


Date: 29-SEP-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N91TA
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: PACKWOOD
State: WASHINGTON

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Piper PA-18A 150 Super Cub, N5779D: Accident occurred September 16, 2020 in Arctic Village, Alaska

https://registry.faa.gov/N5779D

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Arctic Village, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N5779D

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.

Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion, N300JS: Incident occurred September 25, 2020 at Bryant Field Airport (O57), Bridgeport, Mono County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Aircraft landed gear up.

NorCal Perlite Inc


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 19:09:00Z
Regis#: N300JS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRIDGEPORT
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N5525V: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 at Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), Alameda County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Aircraft during landing veered off the runway. 

Flying Particles Inc


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 22:15:00Z
Regis#: N5525V
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LIVERMORE
State: CALIFORNIA

Lancair 235, N35FW: Incident occurred September 25, 2020 at Chester Airport (KSNC), Middlesex County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft veered off runway during landing and struck a hangar.


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 20:31:00Z
Regis#: N35FW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: 235
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHESTER
State: CONNECTICUT

Cessna 140, N89476: Accident occurred September 26, 2020 at Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aircraft struck a hole while attempting to depart from the grass and veered into a fence and tree.  


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N89476
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: NEW SMYRNA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV, N33CL: Incident occurred September 26, 2020 at Springfield-Branson National Airport (KSGF), Greene County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N33CL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPRINGFIELD
State: MISSOURI

Beechcraft A24R Sierra, N24662: Incident occurred September 25, 2020 at Creve Coeur Airport (1H0), St. Louis County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft landed gear up.


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 14:34:00Z
Regis#: N24662
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A24R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST LOUIS
State: MISSOURI

Beechjet 400A, N258EB: Incident occurred September 26, 2020 at Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), Mercer County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia

Aircraft struck a bird on landing. 

RIGI INC


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N258EB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: COBALT AIR
City: TRENTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Beech A36 Bonanza 36, N118TW: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 at Roswell Air Center Airport (KROW), Chaves County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 15:12:00Z
Regis#: N118TW
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ROSWELL
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 182P Skylane, N5905J: Incident occurred September 25, 2020 near Richard Lloyd Jones Jr Airport (KRVS), Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft departed and experienced engine failure and made a emergency landing in a field. 


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N5905J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TULSA
State: OKLAHOMA

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, N33859: Accident occurred September 27, 2020 at Union County Airport-Troy Shelton Field (35A), South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Aircraft experienced engine trouble while departing and crashed next to the runway. 


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N33859
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: UNION
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Aeronca 11CC Super Chief, N4388E: Incident occurred September 26, 2020 in Central, Pickens County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a road and the tail struck a mailbox.


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N4388E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 11CC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CENTRAL
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-180, N9688J: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 at Grand Strand Airport (KCRE), North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina 

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

Martin Jones LLC


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 19:37:00Z
Regis#: N9688J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-181, N36711: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing at a decommissioned airfield. 


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N36711
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LEXINGTON
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N7993W: Incident occurred September 25, 2020 at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO), Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft landed and veered off runway incurring a propeller strike. 

AWMR LLC


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 23:33:00Z
Regis#: N7993W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CONROE
State: TEXAS

Rolladen-Schneider LS4, N45TH: Incident occurred September 26, 2020 in Waller, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Glider lost lift and made an emergency landing in a field. 


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N45TH
Aircraft Make: ROLLADEN SCHNEIDER
Aircraft Model: LS4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WALLER
State: TEXAS

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N157RC: Fatal accident occurred September 27, 2020 in Santa Barbara, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California 
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA319
Date & Time: September 27, 2020, 07:03 Local 
Registration: N157RC
Aircraft: Cessna T182 Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 27, 2020, at 0703 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna T182T airplane, N157RC, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Santa Barbara, California. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal cross-country flight.

The flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), Santa Barbara, California, for a crosscountry flight to the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK), Truckee, California.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the airplane departed runway 15L, established radio contact with Los Angeles Center departure control and turned a heading of 255 degrees with a climb to 8,000 ft above ground level (agl). The airplane then turned to the north, followed by a turn to the east and a rapid descent. Radio and radar contact were lost, and an alert notification was issued by the FAA. Wreckage and an oil slick were located approximately 2 miles from SBA in the Pacific Ocean by the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department. There were no mayday calls received by ATC from the pilot. 

Reported weather at SBA at the time of the accident was overcast skies at 900 ft and visibility 7 miles.

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Dive unit to assist in the search for the pilot and airplane. The estimated depth of the wreckage was 200 ft. On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the pilot, and airplane were located and recovered.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N157RC
Model/Series: T182 T 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: OXR,44 ft msl
Observation Time: 06:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 34 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -7.2°C /-8.3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1400 ft AGL 
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Santa Barbara, CA 
Destination: Truckee, CA (TRK)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.388,-119.84 (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.
 

Debra Nicholson Craig












Authorities on Monday said they stopped the search and rescue effort for a Tahoe City woman about 24 hours after her plane was first reported downed off the coast near the Santa Barbara Airport.

The search for pilot Debra Nicholson has now turned into a recovery effort led by a dive team, the Coast Guard said.

According to a press release, authorities stopped the search a day after the Coast Guard located “a debris field and light sheen in the reported vicinity of the downed aircraft,” around two miles off the coast of the Santa Barbara Airport.

The plane was last seen at 7:10 a.m. Sunday.

Petty Officer Richard Brahm said search and rescue efforts are called off for various reasons, including life expectancy on the water, how long a person could reasonably survive in the water and the circumstances by which the person entered the water.

According to Hardy Bullock, director of Aviation and Community Services at the Truckee Tahoe Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office called the airport Sunday morning to confirm that Nicholson’s plane was not in the hangar.

“They wanted to make sure that the subject’s aircraft wasn’t in a hangar here,” Bullock said. “That’s protocol. We conduct a safety search to ensure that the aircraft scheduled to be here has arrived. If it’s not, it could substantiate claims.”

Bullock said the plane nor pilot were found on the premises.

ENGAGED COMMUNITY MEMBER

Nicholson was an active community member, and was just appointed to serve on the Airport Community Advisory Team September 23rd, four days before her plane went down, Bullock said.

“She volunteered her time with the advisory team,” Bullock said. “We were looking forward to working with her.”

According to a letter of intent Nicholson directed to the Truckee Tahoe Airport on July 21st, Nicholson has two sons, the youngest of whom just began college.

According to that same letter, Nicholson has been practicing solo estate law in Tahoe City for over 30 years.

Brent Collinson, a Tahoe attorney who specializes in estate planning, said he remembers laughing with Nicholson after a Bar Association-sponsored slalom many years ago.

“The Bar Association used to have a ski day where attorneys got together and skied at a resort,” Collinson said. “We had a slalom race when she was four or five months pregnant and she beat me. Afterwards when we were sitting around, she said, ‘I live in Squaw Valley and ski everyday, so don’t feel bad.’”

Collinson, who is also a pilot, said he was jarred by the news given how qualified Nicholson was as a pilot.

“She had gone beyond the basics of a pilot’s license,” Collinson said. “I know she was instrument rated.”

LOSS TO LEGAL COMMUNITY

Although Nicholson practiced estate law alone, she shared an office with another estate attorney in Tahoe City, Gregg Lien.

Lien said he knew Nicholson for over 40 years.

“I am dumbfounded,” Lien said. “She was a dear friend and colleague.”

Lien said Nicholson had a “whip crack smart mind,” and was well respected by her legal peers.

Lien said he and Nicholson worked for the same firm in the 1980s.

“We have a small legal community in Tahoe,” Lien said. “This is a tremendous loss to our community and group of colleagues.”

“The community is going to miss her,” Collinson said.

Tecnam P92 Eaglet, N562TU: Incident occurred September 28, 2020 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Aircraft experienced engine failure and crash landed in a field. 

Chesapeake Sport Pilot

PT Aviation LLC


Date: 28-SEP-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N562TU
Aircraft Make: COSTRUZIONI AERONAUTICHE TECNAM
Aircraft Model: P92
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CENTERVILLE
State: MARYLAND

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N4132W: Incident occurred September 26, 2020 at Silver Springs Airport (KSPZ), Lyon County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada 

Aircraft struck a sign on landing.


Date: 26-SEP-20
Time: 04:45:00Z
Regis#: N4132W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SILVER SPRINGS
State: NEVADA

Beech A36 Bonanza, N104RK: Accident occurred September 28, 2020 near Rusty Allen Airport (KRYW), Lago Vista, Travis County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft crashed inverted into woods while on approach. 

F H L S LLC


Date: 28-SEP-20
Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N104RK
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: LAGO VISTA
State: TEXAS

Aero Commander 680W, N54163: Incident occurred September 28, 2020 at Salt Lake City International Airport (KSLC), Utah

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

Aircraft struck runway lights while executing a go-around. 

Spur Aviation Services LC


Date: 28-SEP-20
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N54163
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 680W
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH

Piper PA-18 105, N7287K: Incident occurred September 28, 2020 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Snohomish County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike. 


Date: 28-SEP-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N7287K
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ARLINGTON
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 172: Incident occurred September 28, 2020 at Morgantown Municipal Airport (KMGW) , Monongalia County, West Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aircraft incurred a propeller strike on landing. 

Date: 28-SEP-20
Time: 14:10:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MORGANTOWN
State: WEST VIRGINIA

Monday, September 28, 2020

Cirrus SR20, N902TV: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), Loudoun County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft aborted takeoff causing the aircraft to bounce and veer off runway striking a runway light. 

Artisan Consulting LLC


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 16:05:00Z
Regis#: N902TV
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LEESBURG
State: VIRGINIA

Beech 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, N997JH: Incident occurred September 27, 2020 at Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (KPKB), Parkersburg, West Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aircraft struck a deer on landing. 

Medical Staffing Support LLC


Date: 27-SEP-20
Time: 00:31:00Z
Regis#: N997JH
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PARKERSBURG
State: WEST VIRGINIA

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Robinson R22 Mariner, N194HC: Accident occurred September 06, 2020 at Page Field (KFMY), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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

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

California Spyder LLC


Location: Fort Myers, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA310
Date & Time: 09/06/2020, 0900 EDT
Registration: N194HC
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 6, 2020, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R22 Mariner helicopter, N194HC, was involved in an accident at Page Field (FMY), Fort Myers, Florida. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

Both pilots submitted written statements, and their versions of events were consistent throughout. The preflight and engine-start procedures were completed by the checklist with no anomalies noted. As the engine was accelerated to near its operating rpm, each pilot heard a loud "bang." The student leaned out his door and announced that "the tail was hanging off the back of the aircraft." The engine was stopped, and the event was reported to the helicopter's owner and his mechanic.

Examination of photographs revealed damage to the tailrotor gearbox, tailrotor blades, and the tailcone's section forward of the tailrotor gearbox. These areas and components were sectioned and forwarded to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, DC for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N194HC
Model/Series: R22 MARINER
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
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: FMY, 16 ft msl
Observation Time:1253 UTC 
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Destination: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)

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: 26.586667, -81.863333 (est)

Piper PA-46-500TP, N3088X: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Prop Wash LLC


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 16:29:00Z
Regis#: N3088X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOBILE
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, N8174R: Incident occurred September 19, 2020 at Merrill Field Airport (KMRI), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

Angel Aviation Inc


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 19:27:00Z
Regis#: N8174R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Air Tractor AT-402, N45027: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 in Somerton, Yuma County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Tri-Rotor Spray & Chemical


14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 2020 in Somerton, AZ
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 402, registration: N45027

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

Aircraft departed with partial power, powered up late and crashed into a field and caught on fire. 

Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 03:20:00Z
Regis#: N45027
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT402
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SOMERTON
State: ARIZONA

North American TB-25N Mitchell, N7946C: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 near Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK), San Joaquin County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

ProAIR Holding Company LLC


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 02:22:00Z
Regis#: N7946C
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: B25N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: STOCKTON
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 177RG Cardinal, N34161: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft lost control and veered off taxiway and ran over a taxiway light. 


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 01:28:00Z
Regis#: N34161
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EL CAJON
State: CALIFORNIA

CubCrafters CC11-160, N55JV: Accident occurred September 18, 2020 in Larkspur, Douglas County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft crashed on departure. 

Janzen Leasing LLC


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N55JV
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LARKSPUR
State: COLORADO