Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Hiller UH-12E, N7173S: Accident occurred February 01, 2020 in Dinosaur, Moffat County, Colorado

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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

 
https://registry.faa.gov/N7173S


Location: Dinosaur, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA073
Date & Time: 02/01/2020, 1645 MST
Registration: N7173S
Aircraft: Hiller UH 12E
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On February 1, 2020, about 1400 mountain standard time, a Hiller UH-1E helicopter, N7173S, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Dinosaur, Colorado. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to Craig Helicopters Inc. and operated by Dynamic Aviation Helicopter Service as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight departed without a flight plan from Vernal Regional Airport (VEL), Vernal, Utah about 1315.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to search for lost cattle. While in level flight about 700 ft above ground level, the pilot heard a grinding noise for about three seconds, followed immediately by a loss of power. The pilot conducted an autorotation to a forced landing, during which the tail boom was damaged. The helicopter was retained for a future examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hiller
Registration: N7173S
Model/Series: UH 12E Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Dynamic Aviation Helicopter Service
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133); On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVEL, 5270 ft msl
Observation Time: 1353 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.44 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Vernal, UT (VEL)
Destination: Vernal, UT (VEL)

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: 40.243611, -109.014722

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N808MA: Incident occurred February 03, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii

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

Aircraft waiting to depart declared an emergency due to left main gear on fire.

https://registry.faa.gov/N808MA

Date: 03-FEB-20
Time: 03:50:00Z
Regis#: N808MA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Flight Number: MHO522
City: HONOLULU
State: HAWAII

Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B, N7263Y: Incident occurred February 01, 2020 at Salisbury Regional Airport (KSBY), Wicomico County, Maryland

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

Aircraft taxiing for departure experienced a propeller strike and damaged a taxiway light. 

Rag Wings And Radials Aircraft Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7263Y

Date: 01-FEB-20
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N7263Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SALISBURY
State: MARYLAND

Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair, N123JB: Accident occurred May 27, 2020 in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio -and- Incident occurred February 03, 2020 at Ohio State University Airport (KOSU), Franklin County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aircraft experienced engine failure and crashed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N123JB

Date: 27-MAY-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N123JB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO



A Michigan man seriously injured when the airplane he was piloting crashed in a Guernsey County field Wednesday afternoon remained in critical condition at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

A supervisor at the Columbus hospital said Paul Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, remained hospitalized in the intensive care unit as of Thursday morning.

Emaus was extricated from the heavily-damaged airplane by Cambridge firefighters and United Ambulance crews before being taken by ambulance to Southeastern Med. Once at the Cambridge hospital, he was loaded onto a waiting medical helicopter and flown to Wexner Medical Center.

The State Highway Patrol reported Emaus had departed Columbus in a Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair prior to the crash.

Witnesses in the area of the crash near the intersection of Losego and October roads adjacent to U.S. 40 east of Cambridge reported the airplane was flying low and appeared to be experiencing engine trouble just minutes before the crash. Witnesses said the engine was “sputtering” and they believed Emaus was trying to land in a field near the crash site when the plane went down.

Emaus’ destination remained under investigation, according to a press release from the patrol’s Cambridge post. Unconfirmed accounts said he was believed to be en route to Maryland.

Emaus was the lone occupant of the Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene behind Southeastern Equipment on U.S. 40 (East Pike Road) just after 3 p.m. Wednesday when witnesses reported the crash.

Cambridge firefighters used mechanical means to cut away portions of the airplane to extricate Emaus after the Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair crashed into a row of trees at the edge of a field.

Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden and numerous deputies assisted at the scene along with State Highway Patrol troopers investigating the crash.

A tree crew working in the area were the first individuals to reach the crash scene. They along with employees from nearby businesses assisted with removing Emaus from the airplane once he was freed by firefighters and United Ambulance personnel.

Guernsey County sheriff’s deputies assisted with traffic control on U.S. 40 and in the city while Emaus was rushed to Southeastern Med.

Emaus reportedly circled twice, according to witnesses, over the fields near where he crashed just before the airplane went down. The plane landed on its wheels and then crashed into a large row of trees at the southern edge of the field.

The front of the airplane and cockpit sustained extensive damage on impact.

Authorities reported contact with the airplane was lost near the I-70/77 interchange. A dispatch log at the sheriff’s office indicated the pilot had reported a mechanical issue with the Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are also investigating Wednesday’s crash along with highway patrol investigators.

The patrol reported neither drugs nor alcohol appear to a factor in the crash.

https://www.freep.com






CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — An update on a small plane crash in Guernsey County on Wednesday afternoon.

The plane went down just off U.S. 40, east of Cambridge – behind Southeastern Equipment, around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Reports say that witnesses saw the plane flying low, and described the engine making a sputtering noise, with the pilot, later identified as 54-year-old Paul Emaus of Hudsonville, Michigan, trying to land in a small field.

The plane hit an embankment and then some trees during the course of the accident. Emaus was the only occupant of the aircraft.

The pilot was extricated from the plane by first responders, and suffered serious injuries as a result on the crash.

The victim was transported to Southeastern Med and was then life-flighted to The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.  Emaus was last reported to be in critical condition.

According to reports, Emaus departed from Columbus, in a Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair. The exact location of his destination is still being investigated.

The Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, are also investigating the crash.

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, Cambridge Fire Department, and United Ambulance assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol at the scene of the crash.

An investigation is ongoing. Drugs and/or alcohol do not appear to be a factor.

https://yourradioplace.com


February 03, 2020


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

February 03, 2020:  Aircraft landed gear up.


Date: 03-FEB-20
Time: 18:56:00Z
Regis#: N123JB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO 


February 03, 2020

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– A small plane’s landing gear malfunctioned, causing the plane to skid to a halt at Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field in northwest Columbus on February 3rd, 2020.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the plane’s pilot, Paul M. Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, Michigan, was attempting to land his Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair aircraft, February 3rd at approximately 2 p.m.

The landing gear on the plane failed to activate, causing the underside of the aircraft to skid along the runway until it came to a stop.

Emaus was the only person onboard the plane. He was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbc4i.com





COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a small plane crash at the Ohio State University Don Scott Airport February 3rd, 2020.

Troopers say Paul M. Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, Michigan, was attempting to land his Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair aircraft around 2 p.m. when his landing did not activate.

Emaus skidded his airplane across the runway until it came to a stop.

Emaus was not injured. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

The airport was closed for about 15 minutes as crews responded.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://abc6onyourside.com





https://registry.faa.gov/N123JB


CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — A small plane has crashed in Guernsey County.

According to reports from Guernsey County Sheriff Jeff Paden, -who was at the scene – the plane went down just off U.S. 40 near Losego Road, behind Southeastern Equipment around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The pilot was reportedly flying from western Michigan to Maryland in a Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair, when he experienced engine trouble.  The Federal Aviation Administration lost contact with the plane near the I-70/I-77 interchange.

Unconfirmed reports say witnesses saw the plane going down, with its engine failing, and the pilot trying to land in a small field. He hit an embankment and some trees during the course of the accident.  The pilot was extricated from the plane by first responders. The victim suffered serious injuries as a result on the crash. He was transported to Southeastern Med and was then Life-Flighted to Grant Hospital in Columbus.

The Cambridge Fire Department, Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office, State Highway Patrol and United Ambulance all responded to the scene.

https://yourradioplace.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

February 03, 2020:  Aircraft landed gear up.


Date: 03-FEB-20
Time: 18:56:00Z
Regis#: N123JB
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO 


February 03, 2020

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– A small plane’s landing gear malfunctioned, causing the plane to skid to a halt at Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field in northwest Columbus on February 3rd, 2020.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the plane’s pilot, Paul M. Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, Michigan, was attempting to land his Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair aircraft, February 3rd at approximately 2 p.m.

The landing gear on the plane failed to activate, causing the underside of the aircraft to skid along the runway until it came to a stop.

Emaus was the only person onboard the plane. He was not injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbc4i.com








COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating a small plane crash at the Ohio State University Don Scott Airport February 3rd, 2020.

Troopers say Paul M. Emaus, 54, of Hudsonville, Michigan, was attempting to land his Beechcraft 35-A33 Debonair aircraft around 2 p.m. when his landing did not activate.

Emaus skidded his airplane across the runway until it came to a stop.

Emaus was not injured. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

The airport was closed for about 15 minutes as crews responded.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://abc6onyourside.com

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N711PF: Accident occurred February 03, 2020 at Kingfisher Airport (F92), Oklahoma

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N711PF

Location: Kingfisher, OK
Accident Number: CEN20CA074
Date & Time: 02/03/2020, 1215 CST
Registration: N711PF
Aircraft:Piper PA32 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries:3 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, the airplane landed about 1,000 ft down the 2,800 ft concrete runway. During the landing roll, the airplane's ground speed was fast, and the pilot applied the brakes. The pilot reported that the airplane was approaching the end of the runway and that the ground speed was too fast, so he applied more pressure to the brakes. The airplane exited the left side of the runway and the nose landing gear strut failed. The airplane came to rest about 25 ft from the left side of the runway, in the soft grass. Additionally, the pilot reported that he should have aborted the landing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

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:32, 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:03/21/2019 
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/10/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 106 hours (Total, all aircraft), 9 hours (Total, this make and model), 82 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration:N711PF 
Model/Series: PA32 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32-7340061
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/21/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4491.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-KIA5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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: KJWG, 1548 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1815 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 268°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.68 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Kansas City, MO (MKC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Kingfisher, OK (F92)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 0905 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport:Kingfisher (F92) 
Runway Surface Type:Concrete 
Airport Elevation:1072 ft 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used:18 
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 2800 ft / 60 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: 35.876667, -97.953056