Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N8849V: Fatal accident occurred January 07, 2019 in Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton County, Tennessee


Chris Marinello describes Lynda Marinello as a witty, "Jersey" girl, who was an avid teacher for 25 years in Hamilton County.

Lynda Marinello


HAMILTON COUNTY, Tennessee — Chris Marinello says he still remembers his late wife the same way.

"She was a bright light -- she was a star," he said. "Anybody that met her knew that, and they could tell immediately."

He describes Lynda Marinello as a witty, "Jersey" girl, who was an avid teacher for 25 years in Hamilton County.

"She loved the underdog," Marinello said. "She would say, 'That’s the kid that needs the most amount of help, and I’m gonna help him out.'"

But her life was cut short in January 2019, when a small plane she was riding in crashed into Chickamauga Lake.

Both Lynda and the pilot, family friend Frank Davey, died in the accident.

"I don’t need the NTSB to tell me what happened," Marinello said.

Marinello says, as a pilot himself, that he already knows.

And that’s why he’s suing Davey’s estate for wrongful death.

He says this was reckless pilot error -- putting his wife in danger that could have been avoided.

"Anybody that flies that maneuver knows what the potential outcome is," Marinello said.

In an initial report last February, the National Transportation Safety Board said a witness saw the plane do a “tight U-turn at a low altitude, which he initially thought might have been aerobatics."

“The maneuver that Frank performed is called a wingover," Marinello said.

Marinello is asking for $500,000 in damages.

He says he waited a year to file the lawsuit in order to let wounds heal for both his family and Davey’s.

But ultimately, Marinello wants justice.

"This is not about punishing anyone -- this is about responsibility," he said.

A family friend of the pilot Frank Davey told us last year that Davey was "meticulous" and always played it safe when flying, so they were surprised he flew that day.

We’re told the final NTSB report could take a couple years to complete.

Story and video ➤ https://newschannel9.com

Frank William Davey
Lynda Marie Vartan Marinello




The family of a woman killed in last year's fatal Chickamauga Lake plane crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the deceased pilot's estate.

Multiple people reported seeing a low-flying plane on the afternoon of January 7th, 2019. One man said he saw the plane go down near Camp Vesper Point in north Soddy-Daisy. After four days of searching, the aircraft was located in about 35 feet of water near an inlet on a property in the 3000 block of Lee Pike. Two victims — retired U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Frank Davey and Lynda Marinello — were recovered. They had been killed on impact.

After an initial delay due to a partial government shutdown, the National Transportation Safety Board — the federal agency that investigates all civil aviation crashes — released its preliminary report the following month.

The report detailed a general overview of what happened but gave no definitive answers about what caused the crash. A final report could take up to two years to complete.

During the preliminary investigation, a witness told federal investigators that the aircraft made a U-turn at low altitude before plummeting into Chickamauga Lake. That was when the plane spiraled down counterclockwise and struck the lake.

At the time of the crash, a local resident told the Times Free Press he saw the crash and called 911.

"I was looking out of the window and it looked like it did a tight loop and it started to spiral down," said the man, who declined to give his name. "I thought it was doing an acrobatic [maneuver] and lost control. Then I saw the crash. I could see the splash on the other side of the cliff."

Marinello's husband, Christopher Marinello, claims Davey was reckless in attempting the maneuver, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. His negligence and and recklessness is what led to the crash, the Marinello family alleges.

Davey held a commercial pilot certificate with 3,800 hours of flight experience, according to the NTSB.

But Marinello's family claims Davey wasn't flying the plane at its proper angle, which resulted in a stall and subsequent spin. They also allege he failed to maintain adequate airspeed and proper altitude that would allow for recovery from the maneuver he was attempting.

The Marinellos also point out that Davey did not file a fight plan. That isn't unusual for local flights, an NTSB spokesman told the Times Free Press. Flight plans are usually filed for flights that cover longer distances.

Davey family spokesman Richard L. Cox Sr., Davey's childhood best friend, called the lawsuit a legal move to keep the case open past the one-year statute of limitations, which would have expired the same day it was filed.

"To date the NTSB has not issued a final report to the family," Cox told the Times Free Press in an email. "[T]his is an [on]going investigation and we were informed by the NTSB it could take up to two years to receive the final report, after which the family will be notified first for a debriefing."

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


Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N8849V

Location: Soddy-Daisy, TN
Accident Number: ERA19LA080
Date & Time: 01/07/2019, 1334 EST
Registration: N8849V
Aircraft: Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 7, 2019, about 1334 eastern standard time, a Bellanca 17-30A, N5624S, was substantially damaged when it impacted Lake Chickamauga, while maneuvering near Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by the commercial pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight that originated from Dallas Bay Skypark (1A0), Chattanooga, Tennessee, about 1330.

A witness stated that he was in his study at his residence, watching the accident airplane fly over the lake. He noted that the airplane appeared to do a tight U-turn at a low altitude, about two or three treetop lengths above the water, which he initially thought might have been aerobatics. The airplane then spiraled straight down counterclockwise and impacted the lake. The witness then contacted emergency services and assisted local responders in finding the wreckage.

The airframe was recovered from the lake and retained for further examination; however, the engine and propeller were not recovered. Additionally, a GoPro camera was mounted on the right horizontal stabilizer and data from the camera was forwarded to the National Transportation Safety Board Vehicle Recorders Division, Washington, DC, for examination.

The four-seat, low-wing, fixed tricycle-gear airplane, was manufactured in 1971. It was powered by a Continental IO-520, 300-hp engine equipped with a constant speed propeller. Review of the maintenance records revealed that the airplane's most recent annual inspection was completed on June 1, 2018. At that time, the airframe and engine had accrued 2,156 total hours since new.

The pilot held a commercial pilot certificate, with ratings for airplane single-engine land, airplane multiengine land, helicopter, instrument airplane and instrument helicopter. His most recent Federal Aviation Administration second-class medical certificate was issued on February 1, 2018. At that time, the pilot reported a total flight experience of 3,800 hours.

Lovell Field (CHA), Chattanooga, Tennessee was located about 19 miles southwest of the accident site. The recorded weather at CHA, at 1353, was: wind from 180° at 11 knots; visibility 10 miles; scattered clouds at 5,000 ft; broken ceiling at 25,000 ft; temperature 4° C; dew point -14° C; altimeter 30.41 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N8849V
Model/Series: 1730 A
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: CHA, 682 ft msl
Observation Time: 1353 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / -14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.41 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Chattanooga, TN (1A0)
Destination: Chattanooga, TN (1A0)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 35.328611, -85.055556










Cessna 172H Skyhawk, N1658F: Accident occurred January 06, 2020 in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N1658F


Location: El Monte, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA062
Date & Time: 01/06/2020, 1309 PST
Registration: N1658F
Aircraft: Cessna 172H
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On January 6, 2020, about 1309 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172H airplane, N1658F, sustained substantial damage following an in-flight separation of a propeller blade while maneuvering near El Monte, California. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the Mondo Beyondo Thrill Squadron as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated from San Gabriel Valley Airport (EMT), El Monte, California, at 1109.

The pilot reported that he was conducting an engine cylinder break in while orbiting the city of El Monte at 3,500 ft mean sea level. During the uneventful flight, the airplane suddenly vibrated severely followed by a sudden loss of engine power and oil on the windscreen. The pilot noticed that the propeller was not rotating and there was visible damage to the engine cowling. The pilot initiated a forced landing to EMT and landed uneventfully.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the engine mount was bent and one of the propeller blades was separated about 1 ft outboard of the blade root. The propeller was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1658F
Model/Series: 172H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Mondo Beyondo Thrill Squadron
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEMT, 296 ft msl
Observation Time: 2147 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: El Monte, CA (EMT)
Destination: El Monte, CA (EMT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.085556, -118.035000 (est)

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N73453: Incident occurred January 07, 2020 at Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY), Catawba County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft veered off runway and struck a runway light.

MFA LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N73453

Date: 07-JAN-20
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N73453
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: HICKORY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Globe Swift GC-1B, N3762K: Incident occurred January 07, 2020 at Aurora State Airport (KUAO), Marion County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3762K

Date: 07-JAN-20
Time: 22:40:00Z
Regis#: N3762K
Aircraft Make: GLOBE
Aircraft Model: GC1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AURORA
State: OREGON

Loss of Control on Ground: Beech C23 Sundowner 180, N24690; accident occurred January 07, 2020 at Chesapeake Regional Airport (KCPK), Norfolk, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N24690


Location: Norfolk, VA
Accident Number: ERA20CA072
Date & Time: 01/07/2020, 1218 EST
Registration: N24690
Aircraft: Beech 23
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor said he was providing instruction to the private pilot who had recently purchased a share in the airplane. They had been practicing landings on runway 23 and both had felt wind gusts on the previous landings. Just before the airplane touched down for its fifth practice landing, a gust of wind lifted the airplane's left wing and the airplane was pushed to the right. The private pilot attempted to correct for the gust and the airplane bounced on all three-landing gear and became airborne. The flight instructor told the private pilot to add power and go around. Another gust of wind pushed the airplane further to the right and the airplane was now "clearly in a loss of control state." The flight instructor took the controls, but the airplane was already in a full stall, with full power and full flaps extended. The airplane impacted the ground adjacent to the runway.

The private pilot stated that when the airplane touched down a gust of wind pushed the airplane to the right. The flight instructor yelled for full power and said, "my airplane." The wind pushed the airplane further to the right and the airplane impacted a ditch and spun around on the propeller.

The airplane's left main landing gear strut was bent aft, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing spar fitting. The underside of the fuselage aft of the firewall, the propeller, and the nose wheel were also damaged.

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

Weather reported at the airport around the time of the accident included wind from 150° at 9 knots, 5 miles visibility, haze, and clear skies.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 50, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/26/2018
Flight Time:   81 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 15 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:Yes 
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/08/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/06/2018
Flight Time:  1043 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1 hours (Total, this make and model), 983 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 52 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N24690
Model/Series: 23 C23
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: M-1435
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2583.45 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-360
Registered Owner: Parade Of Properties Inc
Rated Power:180 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: CPK, 18 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1135 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  5 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Haze; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Norfolk, VA (CPK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Norfolk, VA (CPK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1025 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Chesapeake Rgnl (CPK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 18 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.665556, -76.320556 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N779LB: Accident occurred January 07, 2020 at Kalaeloa Airport (JRF), Kapolei, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

N779LB LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N779LB

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA012
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 07, 2020 in Kapolei, HI
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22, registration: N779LB

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 lost control on landing and caught fire.

Date: 08-JAN-20
Time: 03:02:00Z
Regis#: N779LB
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KAPOLEI
State: HAWAII

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna U206C Super Skywagon, N29173; accident occurred November 10, 2019 at Flying Shamrock (6MU4), Mexico, Audrain County, Missouri

View of airplane in trees.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri 

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/N29173


Location: Mexico, MO
Accident Number: GAA20CA072
Date & Time: 11/10/2019, 1600 CST
Registration: N29173
Aircraft: Cessna U206
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the turbo prop airplane reported that, after starting the airplane with a ground power unit (GPU) he exited the airplane. He disconnected the GPU and removed the wheel chocks. The airplane started to roll down an incline. He jumped into the airplane through the aft cargo door and attempted climb into the pilot's seat, to no avail. He pulled the fuel to cut off and the airplane impacted the trees.

The pilot further reported that he had set the parking brake before starting the airplane, but either failed to set it completely or bumped it when he exited the pilot's seat to disconnect the GPU.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the both wings and right wing lift strut.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/19/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/01/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 8524.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 315.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 6500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N29173
Model/Series: U206 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: U206-1140
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 14851.4 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt and Whitney
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-20
Registered Owner: Aerial Transport Llc
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: KMYJ, 823 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2315 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 329°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Mexico, MO (6MU4)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Williamsburg, MO (10MO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1600 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Flying Shamrock (6MU4)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 810 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.037778, -91.725556 (est)

Grumman AA5B Tiger, N310PD: Fatal accident occurred November 22, 2019 near Jackpot Airport/Hayden Field (06U), Elko County, Nevada

Robin Lee (Hauck) Quinn
June 9, 1960 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 59)

Michael (Mike) Merrill Quinn
February 12, 1941 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 78)


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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N310PD

Location: Jackpot, NV
Accident Number: WPR20FA031
Date & Time: 11/22/2019, 1834 PST
Registration: N310PD
Aircraft: Grumman AA5
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 22, 2019, about 1834 Pacific standard time, a Grumman AA-5B Tiger airplane, N310PD, impacted terrain near Jackpot, Nevada. The commercial pilot and passenger were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed for the cross-country flight, which originated at 1834 and was destined for Rexburg, Idaho.

According to a witness, who was located at a residence adjacent to the airport, he observed the airplane lift off from the runway and begin an immediate turn to the left. In his experience watching airplanes depart from this airport, the airplane was at an unusually low altitude when it began the turn. The witness then looked away while the airplane was turning and immediately heard a loud explosion. He immediately looked back in the direction of the airport and observed a fire.

The airplane came to rest inverted in a level hay field about one quarter nautical mile east of the departure end of runway 15 on a heading of about 095° magnetic. All major components were found at the accident site. The initial impact point was marked by an 18 inch-long by 36 inch-wide ground scar at the beginning of the debris path, which was 276 ft long and oriented on a heading of 212° magnetic. The wreckage was fragmented and numerous components were distributed along the energy path, which terminated at the main wreckage and was consumed by postcrash fire.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N310PD
Model/Series: AA5 B
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTWF
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Jackpot, NV (KPT)
Destination: Rexburg, ID (RXE)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 41.967778, -114.646111 (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.