Friday, January 31, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180A, N9729B; accident occurred January 27, 2020 at Eloy Municipal Airport (E60), Pinal County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Scottsdale, Arizona

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9729B 


Location: Eloy, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20CA085
Date & Time: 01/27/2020, 1640 MST
Registration: N9729B
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that while practicing landings in the tail-wheel equipped airplane, he completed one go-around and two landings without incident. On his next landing attempt, the airplane encountered a left crosswind during the landing flare. Despite his attempts to maintain directional control, the airplane ground looped and veered off the left side of the runway.

The right wing was substantially damaged.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, 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: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  315 hours (Total, all aircraft), 127 hours (Total, this make and model), 183 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9729B
Model/Series: 180 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 50027
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 51 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2367 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-470-7-K
Registered Owner: Serenity Aero LLC
Rated Power: 230 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: KP08, 1574 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1640 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Coolidge, AZ (P08)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Eloy, AZ (E60)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1540 MST
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Eloy Muni (E60)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1511 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3901 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

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: 32.803889, -111.588889

Cessna 650 Citation III, N131PG: Incident occurred January 30, 2020 at Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Gypsum, Colorado

Contributed Photograph
Cessna 650 Citation III, N131PG 

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Cessna 650 Citation III, N131PG 


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

Aircraft veered off the runway and ground looped.

TRN Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N131PG

Date: 30-JAN-20
Time: 21:12:00Z
Regis#: N131PG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 650
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EAGLE
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, N7047W: Accident occurred January 30, 2020 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF) and Incident occurred December 28, 2017 at Everglades Airpark (X01) - Collier County, Florida

View of right wing damage. 
Federal Aviation Administration 


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

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/N7047W


Location: Naples, FL 
Accident Number: ERA20CA099
Date & Time: 01/30/2020, 1415 EST
Registration: N7047W
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, while landing, the airplane had a "slight bounce", became airborne again, and drifted left of centerline. He overcorrected to the right with the rudder, and when the plane touched down a second time, the nose wheel was angled to the right and the airplane exited the runway onto the adjacent grass where the right wing impacted a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/06/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/21/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 188 hours (Total, all aircraft), 122 hours (Total, this make and model), 133 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7047W
Model/Series: PA28 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-793
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/03/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2525 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A2A
Registered Owner: Apflight Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Apflight Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAPF, 9 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1920 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 11°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Arcadia, FL (X06)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Naples, FL (APF)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1330 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Naples Muni (APF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6600 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.152500, -81.775556 (est)  










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

December 28, 2017:   Aircraft veered off runway into the dirt.

Date: 28-DEC-17
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N7047W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EVERGLADES
State: FLORIDA

Hard Landing: Cessna 150E, N31ER; accident occurred January 25, 2020 at Prescott Regional Airport (KPRC), Yavapai County, Arizona

Engine Mount 


Engine Mount 


Engine Mount 


Engine Mount 


Accident Airplane 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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/N31ER

Location: Prescott, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20CA084
Date & Time: 01/25/2020, 1235 MST
Registration: N31ER
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during the descent for a touch-and-go landing, the airplane was not descending and he noticed that he was high on the approach. The pilot trimmed the airplane for a more nose down attitude and extended the flaps to 40o. Throughout the descent, the pilot had a difficult time controlling the airplane as he experienced updrafts and a tailwind. After passing the touchdown point on the runway, the airplane stalled and landed hard on the runway, bouncing several times.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount assembly.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:20, 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: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/14/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  139 hours (Total, all aircraft), 52 hours (Total, this make and model), 93 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 49 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N31ER
Model/Series: 150 E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 15061072
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/12/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9841 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200 SERIES
Registered Owner: Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ Inc
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ Inc
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: KPRC, 5052 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1153 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 173°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Prescott, AZ (PRC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Prescott, AZ (PRC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Prescott Rgnl - Ernest A Love (PRC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5045 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4846 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: 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: 34.652778, -112.421111 (est)

ASK-21, N202GG: Incident occurred January 29, 2020 in Hollister, San Benito County, California

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

Glider crashed on a road.

Soaring Nevada LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N202GG

Date: 29-JAN-20
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N202GG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: ASK21
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLISTER
State: CALIFORNIA

Long-EZ, N277DE: Incidents occurred January 29, 2020 and March 10, 2019 at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN), Volusia County, Florida

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

January 29, 2020: Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N277DE

Date: 29-JAN-20
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N277DE
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LONG EZ
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORMOND BEACH
State: FLORIDA

March 10, 2019:  Gear collapsed.

Date: 10-MAR-19
Time: 18:17:00Z
Regis#: N277DE
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LONG EZ
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORMOND BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N23868: Incident occurred January 29, 2020 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed long and went off the end of runway.

Christiansen Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N23868

Date: 29-JAN-20
Time: 14:53:00Z
Regis#: N23868
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POMPANO BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Diamond DA20-C1, N233ND: Incident occurred January 29, 2020 at Newnan Coweta County Airport (KCCO), Georgia



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft returned and landed after the nose wheel separated during takeoff.

Johnny's Air Service LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N233ND

Date: 29-JAN-20
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N233ND
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA






A student pilot averted a potential disaster Wednesday, cleanly landing a plane that was missing part of its landing gear.

Just after 12:30 p.m., Coweta County Fire Rescue responded to the Coweta County Airport after receiving a report that a plane was having issues with its landing gear, according to Commander Bryan Fuller with CCFR.

A student pilot and his flight instructor realized a front wheel had fallen off the plane while conducting their pre-landing inspection, Fuller said.

Authorities cleared incoming and outgoing air traffic while the student pilot and instructor burned off their airplane’s fuel before making the approach to the runway.

The pilot was able to land the plane successfully on the back two wheels of the aircraft, and both occupants of the plane were unhurt, Fuller said.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://times-herald.com

Beechcraft B60 Duke, N50JR: Accident occurred January 29, 2020 near Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport (KBPG), Texas

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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N50JR

Location: Big Spring, TX
Accident Number: CEN20TA071
Date & Time: 01/29/2020, 1710 CST
Registration: N50JR
Aircraft: Beech 60
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On January 29 2020, about 1710 central standard time, a Beechcraft BE60 airplane, N50JR, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing about ½ mile southwest of Edwards Lucian Wells Ranch Airport (TX31), Big Spring, Texas. The commercial pilot and sole occupant received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to American Woodcraft LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules flight plan had been filed. The flight had departed Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Abilene, Texas, at 1622 and was destined for Odessa Airport (KODO), Odessa, Texas, about 140 nautical miles southwest.

According to the pilot, he asked the fixed base operator (FBO) to add 20 gallons of 100LL to both fuel tanks. Fuel receipts and statements from the FBO personnel confirm that the fuel requested was added to the airplane.

After departing, he climbed to a cruise altitude of 8,000 ft. After the left engine quit, the pilot advised air traffic control and attempted to divert to Big Spring, Texas (KBPG). When it became evident the airplane would not reach KBPG, the pilot elected to divert to TX31. While overflying the runway at TX31, the right engine quit and the airplane landed about ½ mile southwest of the field.

When the Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspector arrived on scene, they attempted to drain fuel from the fuel tanks. They were able to drain what they described as "a couple tablespoons" of fuel from the left tank, but were unable to drain the right tank due to the terrain and the position of the airplane. There was no blue discoloration present on either of the wings or engine nacelles and neither fuel tank was breached. The battery remained connected, and they applied power to the electrical system. Both fuel gauges indicated empty.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N50JR
Model/Series: 60 B60
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
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:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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:


GLASSCOCK COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - Thursday 2:50 p.m. 

Update: Authorities have identified the pilot involved in Wednesday’s plane crash.

According to the Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett, James Nyerges of Odessa was hurt in the crash and taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

As of Thursday afternoon Nyerges was listed in stable condition.

The Glasscock County Sheriff's Office is investigating a plane crash Wednesday evening in Northwestern Glasscock County.

Glasscock County Sheriff Keith Burnett tells CBS7 that it happened about 5:15 p.m., two miles west of 461.

Burnett tells CBS7 that the pilot was flying from Abilene to Odessa when he crashed.

He was alert and talking when he was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.

Authorities have not released the name of the pilot.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be arriving Thursday to investigate what caused the crash.

Story and video ➤ https://www.cbs7.com



Glasscock County Sheriff's Department 
January 29, 2020 

Approximately 5:15 pm a plane crashed in northwest Glasscock county.

Glasscock County Emt’s took the only person on board which was a 76 year old pilot to Midland Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The pilot is from Odessa and he was coming from Abilene back to Odessa.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating.