Friday, February 21, 2020

Runway Excursion: Piaggio P.180 Avanti, N677P; accident occurred February 12, 2020 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Jefferson 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; Denver, Colorado

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N677P


Location: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA083
Date & Time: 02/12/2020, 2115 MST
Registration: N677P
Aircraft: Piaggio P180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business

On February 12, 2020, about 2115 mountain standard time, a Piaggio P180, N677P, went off the left side of runway 30R after landing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado. The private pilot and his three passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to JMC Air, LLC, Dillsburgh, Pennsylvania, and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Burbank, California, at 1745 Pacific standard time, and was destined for BJC.

According to the pilot's statement, the control tower advised that there was packed snow on the runway and moderate braking was reported. The approach was made at 130 knots (Vref +10). He observed the runway lights at 6,800 ft and touched down smoothly about 112 knots. When the nose wheel touched down, the airplane yawed to the left. Right rudder was applied, but the airplane continued to drift left of centerline. Both propellers were in beta range, and he placed the right propeller into reverse in an attempt to move the nose to the right. Brakes were also applied but to no avail. The airplane slid on the surface and departed the left side of the runway and skidded through the snow. The airplane spun in the snow and the right wing tip and canard contacted the ground. Post-accident examination revealed both nose gear tires were deflated and the right main tire was low on air. The right aileron was also damaged. The pilot did not report any pre-accident mechanical malfunction or anomaly with the airplane that may have contributed to the accident. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; 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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/22/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/22/2020
Flight Time:  1829 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model), 1704 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 36 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piaggio
Registration: N677P
Model/Series: P180 AVANTI
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1019
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/19/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 12100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 5256 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A SER
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 800 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: BJC, 5673 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 2128 MST
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  1 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 600 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 40°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Burbank, CA (BUR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1745 PST
Type of Airspace: Class C 

Airport Information

Airport: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 5673 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow; Wet
Runway Used: 30R
IFR Approach: ILS
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.931111, -105.120000 (est)

Location: Broomfield, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA083
Date & Time: 02/12/2020, 2115 MST
Registration: N677P
Aircraft: Piaggio P180
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business

On February 12, 2020, about 2115 mountain standard time, a Piaggio P180, N677P, went off the left side of runway 30R after landing at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado. The private pilot and his three passengers were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was registered to JMC Air, LLC, Dillsburgh, Pennsylvania, and operated the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Night instrument meteorological conditions were reported at the airport at the time of the accident, and an instrument flight rules flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Bob Hope Airport (BUR), Burbank, California, at 1745 Pacific standard time, and was destined for BJC.

According to the pilot's statement, the control tower advised that there was packed snow on the runway and moderate braking was reported. The approach was made at 130 knots (Vref +10). He observed the runway lights at 6,800 ft and touched down smoothly about 112 knots. When the nose wheel touched down, the airplane yawed to the left. Right rudder was applied, but the airplane continued to drift left of centerline. Both propellers were in beta range, and he placed the right propeller into reverse in an attempt to move the nose to the right. Brakes were also applied but to no avail. The airplane slid on the surface and departed the left side of the runway and skidded through the snow. The airplane spun in the snow and the right wing tip and canard contacted the ground. Post-accident examination revealed both nose gear tires were deflated and the right main tire was low on air. Additionally, the right wing, wing tip, canard, and aileron were bent. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piaggio
Registration: N677P 
Model/Series: P180 AVANTI
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: bjc, 5673 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 600 ft agl
Visibility:  1 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Burbank, CA (BUR)
Destination: Broomfield, CO (BJC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.931111, -105.120000 (est)

Robinson R44 II, N441KA: Accident occurred February 14, 2020 in Marfa, Presidio County, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N441KA


Location: Marfa, TX
Accident Number: CEN20CA085
Date & Time: 02/14/2020, 1055 CST
Registration: N441KA
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business

The helicopter pilot reported that he was flying parallel to a 10 ft barbed wire fence while herding cows into a livestock pen. While maneuvering, the helicopter's tail rotor struck the fence and the helicopter spun multiple times to the right. The helicopter ascended about 10 ft and the pilot retarded the throttle and lowered the collective to the full down position to minimize the rapid right spin. The helicopter impacted the ground and came to rest upright causing damage to the tail rotor drive system and tail boom.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/06/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/19/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 13465 hours (Total, all aircraft), 448 hours (Total, this make and model), 51 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N441KA
Model/Series:R44 II 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 10824
Landing Gear Type:Skid; 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/21/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2680 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-AE1A5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 240 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137); 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: KMRF, 4849 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 104°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Marfa, TX
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Marfa, TX
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 29.981944, -104.386944 (est)





Presidio County Sheriff's Deputies in Marfa responded to an rotorcraft distress call at approximately 10:55 A.M. on February 14th. 

Pilot Ken Kothman, was herding cattle at the "Little Dipper " ranch located SW of Marfa, Texas, when he accidentally got too close to a high wire fence.

The high wire fence damaged the tail rotor and caused the pilot to make an emergency landing. 

Pilot Ken Kothman sustained minor injuries and was able to walk away from the scene. 

Sheriff's deputies were able to locate the rotorcraft thanks to air support from the Texas Department of Public Safety Air Unit. 

Sheriff's deputies assisted the pilot to safety.

Ground Handling Event: Van's RV-8A, N7736T; accident occurred February 15, 2020 at Columbus-Lowndes County Airport (KUBS), Mississippi


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

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/N7736T

Location: Columbus, MS
Accident Number: CEN20CA087
Date & Time: 02/15/2020, 0700 CST
Registration:N7736T 
Aircraft:Vans RV8 
Aircraft Damage:Destroyed 
Defining Event: Ground handling event
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that he planned a flight in a single-engine airplane. He conducted the pre-flight and then during the start sequence, the engine's starter would not engage. He turned off the switches, set the parking brake, and exited the cockpit. He rotated the engine by turning the propeller slowly by hand, so the starter would engage. The engine started unexpectedly, and the airplane moved forward.

The airplane collided with a hangar and an electrical transformer box, and a post-impact fire ensued. The airplane was consumed by the fire, which prevented any examination of the cockpit, brakes, or electrical system.

The accident is consistent with an inadvertent engine start when the pilot rotated the propeller. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 38
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s):Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  2300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120 hours (Total, this make and model), 2000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N7736T
Model/Series: RV8 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 81302
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/30/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 400 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:200 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: KGTR
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1256 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):  
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.44 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbus, MS (UBS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination:
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  CST
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Columbus-Lowndes County (UBS)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 188 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Unknown 
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.464444, -88.382500


































A pilot suffered minor injuries and an Van's RV-8A amateur built experimental aircraft was destroyed when it struck an aircraft hangar at the Columbus-Lowndes County Airport and caught fire Saturday morning. 

The pilot was attempting to prime the Van's RV-8A engine by manually moving the propeller when the engine started unexpectedly. The pilot was not in the plane when it collided with the hangar. He refused medical treatment. 

"This was not an intentional start of the engine," Airport Manager Jared Rabren said in the press release. 

The plane's registered owner is Nicholas Ervin of Valdosta, Georgia, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website. 

Officials have notified the National Transportation Safety Board. The airport remains open. 

City officials did not identify the pilot, other than to say he is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration and lives in Columbus. 

Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Martin Andrews said the parking brake was set but didn't hold. 

"The plane moved forward, turned to the right, struck an electrical panel, then another airplane hangar building and caught fire," he said. "Reports are the plane never left the ground." 

Firefighters contained the blaze, but the hangar suffered "major damage" the press release said. City Public Information Officer Joe Dillon said officials will have a better idea of the cost of repairs later this week. 

"It could have been a lot worse," Andrews said in the press release. "We are glad the pilot and no one else was seriously injured during the accident. The plane is destroyed, and the building can be repaired, but safety for human lives is most important."

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

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WTVA)- A man suffered minor injuries after his Van's RV-8A experimental aircraft crashed at the Columbus-Lowndes County Airport around 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

Columbus City Spokesperson Joe Dillon said the pilot was trying to warm up the Van's RV-8A engine by manually turning to propeller.

According to Airport Manager Jared Rabren the plane's engine started unexpectedly.

"This was not an intentional start of the engine," Rabren said. "It had been down in the 20-degrees temperature overnight and he was simply priming the engine, not intending to start it."

The plane never left the ground, but crashed into a nearby aircraft hangar and caught fire.

The pilot was not inside the plane.

Columbus Fire and Rescue put out the flames within minutes of arriving. Responders used special training to put out the flames.

Dillon said the crash destroyed the plane and severely damaged the hangar. The plane also hit a nearby building, but the building will be able to be repaired.

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

Loss of Control in Flight: Schweizer 269C-1, N731TA; accident occurred February 17, 2020 at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN), Volusia County, Florida

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N731TA


Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA104
Date & Time: 02/17/2020, 1515 EST
Registration: N731TA
Aircraft: Schweizer 269C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The pilot reported that, while on his first solo flight in a helicopter the wind began to increase. Concerned the wind may become unsafe, he deiced to make a full stop landing and complete the solo lesson. After landing and coming to a hover over the runway, air traffic control instructed him to exit the runway via nearest the taxiway. As he made a right pedal turn onto the taxiway the helicopter began to yaw aggressively to the right. Concerned the helicopter was encountering loss of tail rotor effectiveness, he applied additional right pedal and forward cyclic to increase airspeed and abort the landing. The helicopter begun to spin uncontrollably and gain altitude. He rolled off the throttle, pulled aft cyclic, and full collective, the right skid impacted the ground and rolled onto the helicopters right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom, and fuselage.

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 030° at 7 knots. The pilot was landing the helicopter on runway 9.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
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 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/19/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 64.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 13.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N731TA
Model/Series: 269C 1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 0236
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/03/2020, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2717.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: HIO-360-G1A
Registered Owner: Tomlinson Aviation Inc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Tomlinson Aviation 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: KOMN, 29 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2050 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 171°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Atual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Ormond Beach, FL (OMN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ormond Beach, FL (OMN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Ormond Beach Muni (OMN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 27 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4005 ft / 75 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: 29.301111, -81.113889 (est)



ORMOND BEACH, Florida – A helicopter flipped onto its side Monday at the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport while the pilot was practicing a touch-and-go landings, officials with the airport said. 

The Schweizer 269C-1 owned by Tomlinson Aviation was being used for a touch-and-go operation at the airport around 3 p.m. when for an unknown reason it tipped over in a grassy area between a runway and a taxiway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot was the only person on board and was uninjured, airport officials said.

Ormond Beach police said they assisted with traffic. Fire Rescue also responded to the scene.

The helicopter will remain on the field until the Federal Aviation Administration authorizes its removal.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause, according to the Federal Aviation Administration statement.

Sky 6 aerial video of the helicopter showed the helicopter was up right about an hour after the incident.

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

Cessna 182A Skylane, N969KM: Accident occurred February 18, 2020 in Koyuk, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska 

SK Aircraft LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N969KM

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA022
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Koyuk, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N969KM

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.


Aircraft ground looped on landing.

Date: 19-FEB-20
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N969KM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KOYUK
State: ALASKA

Abnormal Runway Contact: Aerospatiale AS-350B-2 Ecureuil, N188FS; accident occurred February 18, 2020 at Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF), Hillsborough County, Florida

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N188FS 

Location: Tampa, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA106
Date & Time: 02/18/2020, 1550 EST
Registration: N188FS
Aircraft: Aerospatiale AS350
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor of the helicopter reported that, he directed the airplane rated pilot to conduct an autorotation with a 180° turn, followed with a power recovery. Abeam the departure end of runway, he moved the throttle lever from the FLY position to IDLE. While conducting the maneuver, the student pilot overshot the runway and aligned the helicopter with the parallel taxiway. Upon realizing the unacceptable position, they elected to abort the maneuver and perform a go-around. While the student pilot continued to fly the helicopter, the instructor inadvertently moved the throttle lever from IDLE, aft, towards the OFF position, then forward, to the FLY position. The engine experienced a total loss of power and the instructor adjusted the throttle to no avail. As the helicopter continued the descent, the student pilot requested that the instructor "get on the controls". The instructor left the throttle in the full power position, took the controls and conduct a power-off autorotation. The helicopter landed on the taxiway, skidded about 180 feet, departed the taxiway, onto the adjacent grass and came to rest in a drainage ditch.

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

The Federal Aviation Administrator inspector who examined the helicopter at the accident site reported damage to the left anti-vibrator mount beam.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/16/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/20/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 12088 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1226 hours (Total, this make and model), 11023 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 49 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/22/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/25/2009
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 225 hours (Total, all aircraft), 104 hours (Total, this make and model), 118 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 67 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aerospatiale
Registration: N188FS
Model/Series: AS350 B2
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7863
Landing Gear Type: High Skid
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/09/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4961 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Shaft
Airframe Total Time: 2627.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: SAFRAN/Turbomeca
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: Arriel 1D1
Registered Owner: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Rated Power: 72195 hp
Operator: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: VDF, 22 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 66°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4900 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 14 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tampa, FL (TPF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tampa, FL (VDF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1545 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Tampa Executive (VDF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 21 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3219 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing; Simulated Forced Landing

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: 28.013889, -82.345278 (est)