Monday, February 03, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Aeropro CZ A220, N441B; accident occurred October 14, 2019 at Buckeye Municipal Airport (KBXK), Maricopa County, Arizona

View of damage to the left wing of the airplane.
Federal Aviation Administration


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/N441B

Location: Buckeye, AZ
Accident Number: GAA20CA045
Date & Time: 10/14/2019, 0930 MST
Registration: N441B
Aircraft: AEROPRO CZ A220
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during landing, the airplane encountered crosswind gusts from the left, and the pilot aborted the landing. The airplane drifted to the right and over the runways edge, and the tailwheel struck the brush off the right side of the runway. The airplane's airspeed decreased and the left wing "dipped into the wind." The airplane touched down on the left main landing gear and the landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 90° at 9 knots. The pilot landed the airplane on runway 17.

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: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/31/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/27/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 751.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 607 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AEROPRO CZ
Registration: N441B
Model/Series: A220
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 55118
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/27/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 45 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 914UL2
Registered Owner: Redpole LLC
Rated Power: 115 hp
Operator: Redpole LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBXK, 1021 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1635 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 144°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Marana, AZ (AVQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Marana, AZ (AVQ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0830 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Buckeye Muni (BXK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1032 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Soft; Vegetation
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/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: 33.420556, -112.686111

Aerodynamic Stall/Spin: Socata TBM700N (TBM850), N850NK; accident occurred October 14, 2019 at Stephens County Airport (KBKD), Breckenridge, Texas

View of the substantial damage to the airplane’s windscreen.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, 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/N850NK

Location: Breckenridge, TX
Accident Number: GAA20CA013
Date & Time: 10/14/2019, 1245 CDT
Registration: N850NK
Aircraft: SOCATA TBM700
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that during approach, about 500ft above the ground and 81 knots he, "felt the descent rate increase significantly." The pilot increased engine power, but "the high rate of descent continued" and he increased the engine power further.

A slow left roll developed, and he applied full right aileron and full right rudder to arrest the left roll. Additionally, he reduced the engine power and the left roll stopped. The pilot regained control of the airplane, but the airplane's heading was 45° left of the runway heading and the airplane collided with mesquite trees and subsequently the terrain. The airplane caught fire and the pilot and passenger exited through the emergency exit.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to windscreens and fuselage.

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: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/25/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 8195 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6 hours (Total, this make and model), 5764 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 81 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 46 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SOCATA
Registration: N850NK
Model/Series: TBM700
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number:432 
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/25/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6751 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 2878 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT:  C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: PT6A66D
Registered Owner: Mt Margarett LLC
Rated Power: 850 hp
Operator: Mt Margarett LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)



Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBKD, 1283 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1755 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 188°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 12000 ft agl
Visibility:  5 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Haze
Departure Point: San Angelo, TX (SJT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Breckenridge, TX (BKD)
Type of Clearance: IFR; VFR
Departure Time: 1210 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G



Airport Information

Airport: Stephens County (BKD)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1284 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Vegetation
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4997 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.718889, -98.891667 (est)

Medical Event: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N5522S; accident occurred October 12, 2019 at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, Florida

View of the airplane.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, 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/N5522S

Location: Key West, FL
Accident Number: GAA20CA025
Date & Time: 10/12/2019, 2105 EDT
Registration: N5522S
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: None
Defining Event: Medical event
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that he performed the preflight inspection at night and started the airplane, but the airplane would not move forward as he attempted to taxi from parking to the runway.

The pilot looked out the airplane's left window in search of wheel chocks, and his passenger exited the airplane's right door and checked the right main landing gear wheel for chocks. The passenger subsequently moved to the front of the airplane and attempted to remove the chocks from the nose wheel. The passenger's right hand was struck by the propeller.

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: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/20/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/22/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 164.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 152.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 98 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 29.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5522S
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S11430
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Paragon Flight Training Co
Rated Power:
Operator: Paragon Flight Training Co
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEYW, 21 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0253 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 99°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 40°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1600 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Key West Intl (EYW)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 3 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: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 24.556111, -81.760000 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180J, N333DW, accident occurred October 12, 2019 at Majors Airport (KGVT), Greenville, Hunt County, Texas

View of damaged left wing.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Dallas,  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/N333DW


Location: Greenville, TX
Accident Number: GAA20CA024
Date & Time: 10/12/2019, 1430 CDT
Registration: N333DW
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane veered right, exited the runway to the right, ground looped, and the left wing impacted the terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left 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: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/10/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/01/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1107.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 9641.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 105.15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N333DW
Model/Series: 180 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18052491
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9122 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
Registered Owner: John Brent Rowland
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: KGVT, 535 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1935 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / -5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rockwall, TX (F46)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Greenville, TX (GVT)
Type of Clearance:None 
Departure Time: 1350 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Majors (GVT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 534 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8030 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go; 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: 33.067778, -96.065278 (est)

Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee C, N5969W: Fatal accident occurred February 02, 2020 near Fremont County Airport (1V6), Canon City, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
Piper Aircraft; Phoenix, Arizona
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5969W

Location: Florence, CO
Accident Number: CEN20FA072
Date & Time: 02/02/2020, 1355 MST
Registration: N5969W
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On February 2, 2020, about 1355 mountain standard time, a Piper PA28-150 airplane, N5969W, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff from the Fremont County Airport (1V6), Florence, Colorado. The flight instructor and student pilot were both seriously injured, and the passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The local flight had departed the airport at the time of the accident.

According to preliminary information, the airplane departed runway 29 at 1V6. An eyewitness watched the airplane's takeoff roll and remarked that the airplane's nose wheel appeared to lift from the runway, then settled back down. The airplane used almost the full length of the runway's 5,399 ft surface. The airplane did not climb and disappeared from sight, due to descending terrain from the runway's edge.

The wreckage was located in the high desert terrain. The initial impact point consisted of a scuff, consistent with the left wing and a divot containing the nose wheel at the base of a rising dirt berm. The airplane came to rest on the aft side of the berm, facing the opposite direction of travel. All major airplane components were found at the accident site.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5969W
Model/Series: PA28 150
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: KPUB, 4720 ft msl
Observation Time: 1350 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / -22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 27 knots, 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.73 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Florence, CO (1V6)
Destination: Florence, CO (1V6)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 38.430833, -105.118056

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.

Turner Aviation LLC


FREMONT COUNTY — One person was killed following a small plane crash on Department of Corrections property in Canon City Sunday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Fremont County Coroner has identified the man who died in the plane crash as 39-year-old David Merritt of Colorado Springs.

The Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee C plane with three people onboard took off from Fremont County Airport around 2 p.m. on an instructional flight.

It crashed during takeoff in a ravine just west of the runway on property adjacent to Colorado's Supermax prison, the maximum-security facility known officially as the USP Florence ADMAX.

The three onboard included a flight instructor, a student pilot, and a passenger whose role was unknown. The fatal victim has not been identified. Details as to the extent of injuries to the other two victims were not released.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived on the scene Monday. They'll begin aircraft recovery and bring it to another location for further analysis.

The plane was recently sold to a company or person based in Fremont County, according to an Federal Aviation Administration tail number inquiry.

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



PENROSE, Colorado (KKTV) - One person was killed after a small plane crashed onto state prison property Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say two others on the plane were injured.

The Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee C plane had just taken off when it went down on Colorado Department of Corrections land between Penrose and Canon City around 2 p.m. Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board says it was an instructional flight, and a student pilot, flight instructor and a passenger were the ones onboard. 

Officials initially told 11 News all onboard were taken to the hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed the fatality Monday.

No one onboard has been publicly identified.

Chopper video from sister station KCNC shows the nose of the plane took the brunt of the damage; a wing is also broken off. The aircraft crashed near Highway 50.

Department of Corrections is the lead investigating agency. Department spokesperson Annie Skinner sent us the following statement:

At approximately 1:58 p.m., an emergency call came in about a possible small plane crash on Department of Corrections property in Canon City. At this time the scene has been secured by the Colorado Department of Corrections with assistance from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified and is on their way to the scene. At this time, we do not have any confirmation about who was on board the plane nor the extent of injuries.  Media will not be able to access the scene as it is on DOC property.

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



One person was confirmed killed in the plane that crashed on the Department of Corrections property Sunday and was part of an instructional flight that had just taken off at Fremont County Airport.

Peter Knudson, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board, said three people were onboard the Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee C – a flight instructor, a student pilot and a passenger who was in the backseat.

“There was one fatality,” he said. “The accident occurred on takeoff.”

Names of the deceased and injured have not yet been released.

The National Transportation Safety Board, who is investigating the crash, worked on documentation of the accident site Monday morning and currently is working on recovering the aircraft and moving it to a secure location, where they will do some additional examinations, Knudson said.

A preliminary report is expected to be released in one to two weeks. The entire investigation to get to probable cause and contributing factors can range from 12 to 24 months, Knudson said.

Annie Skinner, the spokesperson for DOC, said just before 2 p.m. an emergency call came in about a possible small plane crash on DOC property.

“At this time, we do not have any confirmation about who was onboard the plane nor the extent of injuries,” Skinner said.

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



CANON CITY, Colorado — One person was killed following a small plane crash on Department of Corrections property in Canon City Sunday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee C plane with three people onboard took off from Fremont County Airport around 2 p.m. on an instructional flight.

It crashed during takeoff in a ravine just west of the runaway on property adjacent to Colorado's Supermax prison, the maximum-security facility known officially as the USP Florence ADMAX.

The three onboard included a flight instructor, a student pilot, and a passenger whose role was unknown. The fatal victim has not been identified. Details as to the extent of injuries to the other two victims were not released.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived on the scene Monday. They'll begin aircraft recovery and bring it to another location for further analysis.

The plane was recently sold to a company or person based in Fremont County, according to an Federal Aviation Administration tail number inquiry.

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


FREMONT COUNTY, Colorado — The Fremont County Sheriff has confirmed that a plane crashed on Department of Corrections (DOC) property near the Fremont County Airport, Sunday afternoon.

According to the DOC, a small plane crashed around 2 P.M. on the Department of Corrections property in CaƱon City.

No reports on how many people were onboard, but according to the Sheriff, a couple of people were taken to the hospital.

At this time the scene has been secured by the Colorado Department of Corrections with assistance from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

The Department of Corrections is the lead investigating agency and the National Transportation Safety Board is on its way to the scene. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting.

Story and video ➤ https://www.fox21news.com

Beech C90A King Air, N904P: Incident occurred January 30, 2020 at Bay Minette Municipal Airport (1R8), Baldwin County, Alabama

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

Aircraft struck a coyote on landing.

Lock Haven Aircraft Sales Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N904P

Date: 30-JAN-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N904P
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: C90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: BAY MINETTE
State: ALABAMA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739XT; accident occurred January 31, 2020 at Crystal River Airport (KCGC), Citrus County, Florida

View of left wing and lift strut damage. 
 Federal Aviation Administration 



Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, 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/N739XT


Location: Crystal River, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA093
Date & Time: 01/31/2020, 1405 EST
Registration: N739XT
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot reported that, during the preflight inspection for his second solo flight, "the rudder pedals felt as if they had less resistance than normal." While conducting the second taking off, the airplane veered left, he applied right rudder but was unable to regain directional control. The airplane exited the runway to the left, on to the adjacent grass and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the left wing lift strut, and the vertical stabilizer.

A Federal Aviation Administrator inspector who examined the airplane after the accident confirmed flight control continuity and reported no anomalies with the flight controls or brakes. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 22, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 11/04/2019
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 22.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 0.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 17.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N739XT
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17270895
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/24/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4870 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-H2AD
Registered Owner: S.O.W. Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 160
Operator: Crystal Aero Group
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: KCGC, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1915 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 95°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 10000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1405 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Crystal River-Captain Tom Davi (CGC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4557 ft / 75 ft
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: 28.867500, -82.574167 (est)




Citrus County Sheriff's Office
January 31st

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Crystal River Airport in reference to a plane crash. When deputies arrived on scene they located a small plane that had flipped over off the runway.


A student pilot is believed to have lost control of the aircraft on takeoff. There are no reported injuries and removal of the aircraft is expected to be completed.



The pilot of a  Cessna 172N Skyhawk able to walk away Friday after crashing.

“It went nose over and flipped into the drainage retention (pond),” said Citrus County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Cortney Marsh of the crash at the Crystal River Airport.

The student pilot crashed the plane during takeoff, according the the Citrus County Sheriff's Office website. Citrus County Rescue received notice of the accident at 2:06 p.m.

She said there was no fuel leakage from the crashed plane, no flames, or smoke, and the pilot, the only person onboard, got out “with no apparent injuries.” Nonetheless, paramedics were at the scene evaluating the pilot.

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