Saturday, January 11, 2020

Piper PA-46-350P M350, N350XL: Incident occurred January 11, 2020 in Pipe Creek, Bandera County, Texas

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road.

Mission Flight Charter Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N350XL

Date: 11-JAN-20
Time: 23:35:00Z
Regis#: N350XL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BANDERA
State: TEXAS



People who live near Pipe Creek northwest of San Antonio are sharing pictures and information about a small plane that made a hard landing on Highway 16 just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Eyewitness Sarah Payne shared pictures of the aircraft, which had crashed into a guardrail near the intersection of Bear Creek Road and Cielo Rio Drive.

Payne said she was the second car back when the plane flew right over the top of her car and landed on the highway.

Payne said the plane had a rather hard landing and slid into the guardrail. She added that it looked like the pilot was the only person onboard.

The Bandera County Sheriff's office said there are no road closures at this time related to the incident and, thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kens5.com 





BANDERA COUNTY – A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday afternoon in Bandera County.

Officials say the plane landed on Highway 16 S at Bear Creek Road around 5:30 p.m.

It’s unknown what caused the emergency landing. However, officials say the plane’s wing did collide with a road sign as it landed.

Two people were on board and were uninjured.

Federal investigators are en route to the scene and are working to learn more.

The Piper PA-46-350P M350 is registered to a San Antonio charter service, per the Federal Aviation Administration website.

The plane is still on the highway as the investigation continues.

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

Loss of Control in Flight: Antares MA33-582, N92287; accident occurred October 11, 2019 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai County, Idaho

View of damaged wings. 
Federal Aviation Administration 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington 

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/N92287


***This report was modified on January 9, 2020. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.***

The student pilot reported that his memory of the accident was spotty. He added that, during takeoff, the weight shift control aircraft climbed to about 30 ft and his foot slipped off the throttle pedal. The aircraft dove toward the ground in a left bank and impacted terrain.

Two witnesses reported observing the accident from the airport fuel pumps. One witness reported that, during takeoff, once off the ground, the weight shift control aircraft drifted to the left off the runway. It appeared that the student pilot was correcting and drifted back toward the runway. Suddenly, the left wing struck the ground and the aircraft impacted terrain. The second witness reported that the aircraft touched down and flip over.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 5 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 030° at 5 knots. The student pilot was departing on runway 02. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Remote; Student
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time: (Estimated) 


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ANTARES
Registration: N92287
Model/Series: MA33 582
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 0242
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: 582
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOE, 2307 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 153°
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: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Coeur d'Alene, ID (COE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination:
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 1651 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: COEUR D'ALENE - PAPPY BOYINGTON (COE)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2320 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5400 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: 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: 47.769167, -116.818611 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Beechcraft A23-B19 Sport 150, N2177W; accident occurred October 09, 2019 at Fayette County Airport (KFYE), Somerville, Tennessee

View of fire damage to the airplane.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

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/N2177W

Location: Somerville, TN
Accident Number: GAA20CA042
Date & Time: 10/09/2019, 1530 CDT
Registration: N2177W
Aircraft: Beech 19
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to FAA Aviation Safety Inspectors, the pilot reported that he initiated a soft-field takeoff, with the intent of flying out of the field after making a forced landing. During the takeoff roll, the airplane collided with an embankment and the airplane momentarily ascended before landing hard. The nose landing gear separated from the airplane, "causing a rupture in the fuel tanks."

The airplane came to rest upright, but a fire erupted, "under the right wing" according to pilot.

The airplane was consumed by fire and sustained substantial damage. 



Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/02/2003
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5 hours (Total, this make and model), 600 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N2177W
Model/Series: 19 B19
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: MB-694
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/30/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E3D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 3203 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: KM08, 499 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2035 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 86°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Somerville, TN (FYE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fulton, KY (1M7)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1525 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Fayette County (FYE)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 435 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
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: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.196667, -89.396389 (est)

Fuel Exhaustion: Cessna 150J, N50618; accident occurred October 08, 2019 near Fallon Municipal Airport (KFLX), Churchill County, Nevada

View of damage to the airplane’s vertical stabilizer and rudder. 
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:

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

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/N50618


Location: Fallon, NV
Accident Number: GAA20CA010
Date & Time: 10/07/2019, 1930 PDT
Registration: N50618
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that during the preflight inspection, the fuel gauges indicated that each tank was half-full. The pilot did not visually inspect the fuel tanks to verify the fuel gauge's indicated reading. After a 40-minute local flight, the engine lost power during the right turn to the base leg of the airport traffic pattern. The pilot recalled that airplane's fuel gauge indicated that ¼ of the fuel capacity remained. He forced landed in a "flat" attitude on the desert. The nose landing gear dug into the soft, dry surface and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to horizontal stabilizer and the rudder.

Additionally, the pilot reported that the accident could have been prevented by visually inspecting the fuel tanks using a fuel stick to assess the airplane's fuel quantity.

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: 63
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/12/1985
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/08/2008
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 670 hours (Total, all aircraft), 630 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N50618
Model/Series:150 J 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:1968 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15069437
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:2 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/19/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5189 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-200-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 hp
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: KQAV, 3934 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1256 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 155°
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.2 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fallon, NV (FLX)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fallon, NV (FLX)
Type of Clearance:VFR 
Departure Time: 1830 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Fallon Muni (FLX)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3966 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5705 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.499167, -118.748889 (est)

Loss of Control in Flight: Tango2, N8445P; accident occurred October 05, 2019 at Dublin Municipal Airport (9F0), Laurens County, Georgia

View of damage to the main rotor drive system and the empennage
Federal Aviation Administration 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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/N8445P

Location: Dublin, TX

Accident Number: GAA20CA005
Date & Time: 10/05/2019, 1000 CDT
Registration: N8445P
Aircraft: Pavel Vagner TANGO
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The gyroplane pilot reported that during landing, the gyroplane was too high above the runway. He attempted to, "cushion the landing" by forcing the nose up as he, "gunned the engine a couple of times." The fluctuations in torque turned the nose of the gyroplane to the right, and he corrected with a hard-left rudder application. He recalled that the additional thrust from the engine gunning, increased the gyroplanes airspeed.

The gyroplane was configured with the front wheel being mechanically linked to the rudder for directional control. When the gyroplane touched down, the pilot's hard left rudder application was also a hard-left turn input. The gyrocopter landed hard and rolled on to its side. The pilot reported that this accident was caused by pilot error.

The nearest METAR was 12 NM to the northeast and reported that about the time of the accident the wind was from 170° at 4 knots. The pilot landed on runway 33 and would have produced a left quartering tailwind during the landing.

The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the main rotor drive system and the empennage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Foreign; Sport Pilot
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Gyroplane
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 176 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25.55 hours (Total, this make and model), 28.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pavel Vagner
Registration: N8445P
Model/Series: TANGO 2
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built:Yes 
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 000009
Landing Gear Type:Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/16/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 67 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: Genesis/130
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 130 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: KSEP, 1321 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1455 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 40°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Granbury, TX (0TX1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dublin, TX (9F0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Dublin Muni (9F0)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1495 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3200 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 32.068333, -98.325278 (est)

Hard Landing: Robinson R44 Cadet, N4050X; accident occurred October 02, 2019 at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad, San Diego County, California

View of damage to the main rotor system.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

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/N4050X

Location: Carlsbad, CA
Accident Number: GAA20CA002
Date & Time: 10/02/2019, 1345 PDT
Registration: N4050X
Aircraft: ROBINSON R44
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional


The flight instructor in the helicopter reported that, she provided takeoff and landing training from and to, a helicopter landing platform. During landing, the student pilot had control of the collective and the anti-torque pedals, and the flight instructor had maintained control of the cyclic.

The flight instructor asserted that during landing to the platform, "the student lowered the collective suddenly, and also pulled back up (on the collective) suddenly as well." Additionally, the student grabbed the cyclic and pulled aft, when he increased the collective. The helicopter bounced on the platform and "tilted backwards." The helicopter started to roll to its right side, and the instructor closed the throttle. The helicopter rolled onto its right side and the main rotor blades struck the ground.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotor drive systems and the fuselage.

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

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 38, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/03/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5253 hours (Total, all aircraft), 938 hours (Total, this make and model), 5195 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 221 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 69 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 25, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/27/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 84 hours (Total, all aircraft), 34 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Registration: N4050X
Model/Series: R44
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2019
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 30058
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/24/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 38 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT:Not installed 
Engine Model/Series: O-540-F1B5
Registered Owner: CIVIC HELICOPTER CO
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: CIVIC HELICOPTER CO
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141); On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCRQ, 328 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 112°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Carlsbad, CA (CRQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carlsbad, CA (CRQ)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1345 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: McClellan-Palomar (CRQ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 330 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 33.128333, -117.280000 (est)

Ground Collision: Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee B, N5776W; accident occurred November 23, 2019 at Simsbury Airport (4B9), Hartford County, Connecticut

View of left wing damage. 
Federal Aviation Administration 

 
Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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/N5776W

Location: Simsbury, CT
Accident Number: GAA20CA094
Date & Time: 11/23/2019, 0845 EST
Registration: N5776W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional



The flight instructor reported that, while the student pilot was landing, a car did not stop at the hold short line and drove onto the runway. The car struck the left wing, the airplane nosed over and came to rest on the runway.

The driver of the vehicle reported that, he stopped at the entrance of the runway and checked left and right to make sure it was clear. While crossing the runway he heard glass shatter and a heavy impact. At no time did he see the airplane, until after the collision.

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

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

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 50 hours (Total, all aircraft), 20 hours (Total, this make and model), 5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 23, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/19/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/01/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 450 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model), 389 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 163 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 56 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration:N5776W 
Model/Series: PA28 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 28-1611
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1733 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2A
Registered Owner: Future Flyers Of Connecticut Llc
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: Future Flyers Of Connecticut Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBDL, 175 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 73°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 250°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Plainville, CT (4B8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Simsbury, CT (4B9)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0820 EST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Simsbury (4B9)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 195 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2205 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.916111, -72.776944 (est)