Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N1126U: Accident occurred February 16, 2020 at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Rochester Air Center

Schubert Brothers Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N1126U

NTSB Identification: ERA20CA102
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Rochester, NY
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N1126U

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 landed hard on nose.

Date: 16-FEB-20
Time: 14:55:00Z
Regis#: N1126U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROCHESTER
State: NEW YORK





Rochester, New York (WHAM) – A small airplane crashed after landing at the Greater Rochester International Airport on February 16th.

At 9:50 a.m., a Cessna 172M Skyhawk bounced and spun around after landing, according to Monroe County Director of Communications Julie Philipp.

The two people on board the plane were uninjured. The plane received damage to the propeller and wings.

The aircraft was operated by the Rochester Air Center at the airport. Commercial traffic was not interrupted, according to Philipp.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://13wham.com

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N5185R: Accident occurred February 17, 2020 at Grays Creek Airport (2GC), Fayetteville, North Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5185R

Location: Hope Mills, NC
Accident Number: ERA20LA105
Date & Time: 02/17/2020, 1350 EST
Registration: N5185R
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 4 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On February 17, 2020, about 1350 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172M, N5185R, was substantially damaged during takeoff in Hope Mills, North Carolina. The commercial pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to information provided by the operator, the purpose of the flight was to orient local youth with general aviation. The commercial pilot, who was also a flight instructor, was seated in the right cockpit seat. The passengers occupied the other three seats. During the takeoff, the passenger in the left seat reached for the control yoke and pulled back on the controls. The flight instructor called out for him to let go; however, the passenger did not relinquish the controls. The airplane pitched up to a near vertical position, stalled, then collided with terrain adjacent to the runway. Witnesses watching the takeoff reported that the engine continued to run normally during the accident sequence.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The fuselage and both wings were structurally damaged. The propeller separated from the engine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5185R
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No 
Operator: Cape Fear Aviation Maintenance Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFAY, 186 ft msl
Observation Time: 1421 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hope Mills, NC (2GC)
Destination: Hope Mills, NC (2GC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 Serious
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.893611, -78.843611 (est)


FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — An unlicensed pilot might have been at the controls before a plane crashed off the end of a runway at a Cumberland County airport on February 17th.

Three students participating in an event showcasing careers in aviation and a Cape Fear Aviation flight instructor were injured when the Cessna 172M Skyhawk went down at Gray's Creek Airport, off Butler Nursery Road.

Vanessa Leal, 18, of Falcon, said Thursday that she was sitting in the back seat of the plane with Dominique Northcutt, 23, of Fayetteville. The instructor, Jake Parsons, 19, was in front with Justin Elliott, 24, of Linden, Leal said.

"I think it was whenever we started taking off that stuff went wrong," Leal said in an exclusive interview with WRAL News.

"I just remember screaming because I knew something was wrong because we weren't supposed to be that way in the air ... like tilted," she said.

Leal indicated that the nose of the plane suddenly shot up during takeoff.

"I just know that the pilot that has his license said to the other one to let him take over, and I knew it was too late by then," she said.

She said she passed out during the incident and doesn't remember the crash itself, only waking up as she was being put into an ambulance.

Cape Fear Aviation declined to comment Thursday when asked if students were allowed to fly the planes during Monday's event.

The event, sponsored by Cumberland County Workforce Development, allowed registered attendees to learn about careers as airplane mechanics or pilots, jobs expected to be in high demand in coming years.

Parsons' grandfather, Joe Marsh, chief of the Gray's Creek Fire Department, responded to the crash. Marsh is a pilot himself, and he said it appeared the plane stalled during takeoff.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

Leal remains at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, recovering from abdominal surgery, broken bones in her feet and injuries to her face and left hand. She said she forgives both Parsons and Elliott for the crash.

"I wasn't upset with either of them for the accident," she said, noting that she texted Parsons.

Leal said she had never flown before Monday. She was enthralled with an earlier flight and decided to go up a second time, but she said she now isn't sure if she will ever get on another plane.

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





FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A small plane crashed at an airport in Fayetteville on February 174th, injuring a total of four people.

It happened at Gray's Creek Airport on Butler Nursery Road at 1:50 p.m. According to a news release from the State Highway Patrol, the plane crashed into a field next to the runway shortly after take-off.

Gray's Creek Fire Chief Joe Marsh said his grandson was on the  Cessna 172M Skyhawk aircraft when it crashed. He was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle and facial injuries.

In total, a pilot and three other young adults were injured, according to a Cumberland County spokesperson. The state highway patrol said all four had serious injuries.

Tuesday, the State Highway Patrol identified those involved in the crash as 19-year-old Jacob Parsons, 23-year-old Dominique Northcutt, 24-year-old Justin Elliot and 18-year-old Vanessa Leal. Parsons, Marsh's grandson, was the pilot of the plane.

"I ran to him first and the other guys started going to the other patients," Marsh said in a phone interview. "I stayed with him and one of my other guys came up and helped with him, which you just try to focus on your job."

Family members of Dominique Northcutt said she is in critical condition as neurosurgeons perform life-saving surgery to stop bleeding in her brain.

Northcutt's aunt, Nell Rhodes, said her niece has extensive injuries including broken bones, cuts on her legs and injuries to her neck, spine and face.

When Deirdre Diamond-Martinez received a phone call about the crash, she was in disbelief.

"I didn't think it was real because I just initially thought my son was flying paper airplanes."

According to a county press release, several young adults were spending the day at the Grays Creek Airport for an Aviation Career day, hosted by the Cumberland County Workforce Development. Several people, including 14-year-old Patrick Martinez, were going to learn about airplane mechanics and pilot careers.

Martinez, one of the teenagers in the program, said he had flown earlier in the day. He said his instructor was on the plane when it crashed.

"I'm just still shocked," he said.

"It's hard because my son, you know, he's not really feeling this flying thing, but he'll still work with the program," Martinez's mother said.

Martinez says her son has been a part of the N.C. Works program for nearly two years now.

"I kept calling him over and over again, sometimes the calls didn't go through," his mom Deirdre Diamond-Martinez said. "Eventually he called me and said he was okay."

Original article can be found here ➤ https://abc11.com





The North Carolina Highway Patrol has identified the four people who were injured in a plane crash on February 17th at Gray’s Creek Airport south of Fayetteville during an aviation career day for students.

They are Jake Parson, 19, of the 5300 block of Butler Nursery Road; Dominique Northcutt, 23, of the 9400 block of Gooden Drive; Justin Elliott, 24, of the 9100 block of Colliers Chapel Church Road; and Vanessa Leal, 18, of the 6500 block of Northwest Drive.

Leal is listed in good condition at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Information on the condition of the other passengers was not released.

A  Cessna 172M Skyhawk crashed just before 2 p.m. Monday with three students and the pilot on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause.

The students on the plane were taking part in the aviation career day as part of the Cumberland County Workforce Development program.

The program was held at Cape Fear Aviation, 7154 Butler Nursery Road. An announcement of the program by Cumberland County said it was designed for students to learn about airplane mechanic and pilot careers.

The NC Works Career Center sponsored the program, according to the county. Airline pilots and airplane mechanic jobs are expected to be in high demand in coming years, according to the county news release.

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

CubCrafters PA18-150, N65EJ: Incident occurred February 14, 2020 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aircraft nosed over during taxi.

https://registry.faa.gov/N65EJ

Date: 14-FEB-20
Time: 22:59:00Z
Regis#: N65EJ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SALEM
State: OREGON

Piper J3C-65, N3340N: Incident occurred February 15, 2020 at Madison Municipal Airport (KMDS), Lake County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Aircraft on taxi the main strut broke.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3340N

Date: 15-FEB-20
Time: 19:53:00Z
Regis#: N3340N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MADISON
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Experimental 190A, N2561: Incident occurred February 17, 2020 at Granbury Regional Airport (KGDJ), Hood County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft flipped over on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2561

Date: 17-FEB-20
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N2561
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: 190A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GRANBURY
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N805AT: Incident occurred February 14, 2020 in Dallas, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft landed gear up.

Flight School of Texas LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N805AT

Date: 14-FEB-20
Time: 17:24:00Z
Regis#: N805AT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DALLAS
State: TEXAS

Rockwell International 112A Commander, N1355J: Incident occurred February 13, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft N1355J struck a parked aircraft N2977R due to brake lock after engine start.

Grey Knight Holdings LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1355J

Date: 13-FEB-20
Time: 15:15:10Z
Regis#: N1355J
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: 112A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Mooney M20J 201, N1149T: Fatal accident occurred February 13, 2020 near Bartow Executive Airport (KBOW), Polk County, Florida -and- Incident occurred March 24, 2016 at Spruce Creek Fly-In Airpark (7FL6), Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida
Lycoming Engine; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
Mooney International Corporation; Kerrville, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1149T

Location: Bartow, FL
Accident Number: ERA20FA101
Date & Time: 02/13/2020, 1125 EST
Registration: N1149T
Aircraft: Mooney M20J
Injuries:2 Fatal 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 13, 2020, at 1125 eastern standard time, a Mooney M20J, N1149T, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain while on approach to Bartow Executive Airport (BOW), Bartow, Florida. The private pilot and a passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by OR & WIL LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the cross country 4-airplane formation flight that originated at 1045 from Spruce Creek Airport (7FL6), Daytona Beach, Florida.

According to flight-lead of the four-airplane formation flight, the accident pilot and his wife joined the flight at the last minute and were assigned the No. 4 position in the formation. The 4 airplanes (RV-9, RV-6A, RV8, and the accident airplane) flew in formation to BOW. Approaching BOW, the BOW air traffic tower controller instructed the formation flight to enter the right downwind leg of the traffic pattern for runway 23. The formation flew about 3 miles northwest of BOW and the flight-lead instructed the other pilots in the formation to "Go extended trail." All complied and were in-trail behind the flight lead. The formation flight was cleared to land on runway 23 shortly after the lead airplane entered the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, and the other airplanes entered the traffic pattern in trail. The lead airplane made a short base turn and it was expected that each airplane would make a later turn onto the base leg than the previous airplane, thereby further increasing the spacing between the airplanes. Airplanes Nos. 1, 2 and 3 made turns to the base and final legs of the airport traffic pattern. The pilot of airplane No. 3 stated that he maintained 70 knots on final approach. The 3 airplanes landed and waited for the accident airplane, which had already impacted terrain unbeknownst to them.

A witness working the ground control position at the BOW tower at the time of the accident reported that she looked up from her station and saw airplane No. 1 on short final, and airplanes Nos. 2, 3, and 4 (the accident airplane) were "very close" also on short final. From her perspective, airplanes No. 2, 3, and 4 appeared to be in a triangle formation; however, the accident airplane was inverted and descended straight down to the ground.

A witness on the ramp at BOW was watching the airplanes on final approach and observed what he thought was a "flight of 3." When he first observed the airplanes, they were lined up on final approach in trail of each other: airplane No. 1 was ready to touch down, airplane No. 2 was "a few hundred yards" in trail, and airplane No. 3 was over the airport property boundary. He watched airplane No. 1 "land long" then airplane No. 2 "land short." He then observed the accident airplane approaching airplane No. 3, which was on final approach, from the right at a 30-45° angle. The accident airplane's right wing "dipped severely attempting to avoid" airplane No. 3, followed by a steep left bank and then a vertical descent to the ground. He stated that the accident airplane was "closing in on airplane No. 3" and made a "sharp right turn to avoid a midair." A second witness at the airport reported a similar account and stated that the accident airplane was "going faster than the others."

A dashcam video from a vehicle traveling toward the final approach path of runway 23 captured airplane No. 3 established on final approach and the accident airplane in trail, in a right bank then steep left bank before it entered a nose down attitude and descended toward the ground.

A witness who resided near the accident location stated that she was inside her residence when she heard an airplane that "sounded different" and too low. She stated that the engine made "no noise, then sputtered twice," then "revved up" before she heard the impact.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airmen records, the pilot held a private pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land and instrument airplane. He also held a repairman experimental aircraft builder certificate. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued May 14, 2019, at which time he reported 1,580 total flight hours. Examination of pilot's logbooks revealed 45 flight hours in the previous 90 days and 16 hours in the previous 30 days, 3 hours which were in the accident airplane.

Examination of the accident site and wreckage revealed that the airplane impacted a large tree before impacting terrain at a private residence about .6 statute mile from runway 23 at BOW. Branches of the tree displayed signs of impact directly above an impact crater in the concrete driveway. A ground scar associated with the left wing was oriented on a magnetic heading of about 090°, and the fuselage came to rest upright oriented on a magnetic heading of about 046°. All major airplane components were located on site. Both wings were impact-crushed aft, and there was no evidence of fire on any portion of the airplane. The left fuel tank was impact breached. The landing gear was determined to be in the UP position and the flaps were selected to 10°.

The engine and its accessories were examined. The engine was rotated using a tool inserted in the vacuum pump drive pad. Continuity of the crankshaft to the rear gears and to the valve train was confirmed. Compression and suction were observed from all four cylinders. The left and right magnetos were removed, and sparks were observed on all towers when each magneto was rotated by hand. Examination of the engine's cylinders with a lighted borescope revealed no anomalies.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney
Registration: N1149T
Model/Series: M20J
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: BOW, 124 ft msl
Observation Time: 1055 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 20 knots, 180°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Daytona Beach, FL (7FL6)
Destination: Bartow, FL (BOW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:  N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 27.954167, -81.771389

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. 





 
Lynn Spencer, Air Safety Investigator 
 National Transportation Safety Board























  

BARTOW — The Mooney M20J 201 plane that crashed into a northeast Bartow neighborhood on February 13th, claiming the lives of both occupants, belonged to the Spruce Creek Flying Club in the Daytona area, according to the National Safety Transportation Board.

“I want to express my condolences to the friends and family of those who were involved in yesterday’s accident here,” said Lynn Spencer, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who briefed the media February 14th after arriving at the 4612 Weston Road crash site from her office in Washington, D.C.

Killed in the crash were the Port Orange couple of Bonnie and Dennis Powell, ages 73 and 76, respectively.

Noting the agency is in the “preliminary fact-finding investigation,” Spencer said the aircraft will be taken to a facility in Jacksonville for further examination by the National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and Lycoming Engines.

It appeared to be part of a four-aircraft formation flying into Bartow Executive Airport, Spencer said. She added that witnesses near the airport saw the formation and observed the Mooney M20J 201 nose-down in the final moments of the flight while still in formation with the two trailing aircraft.

“The aircraft impacted the ground in near-vertical altitude. We have located all four corners of the aircraft. We don’t believe weather played a role, but will be looking at that in our investigation,” she said.

A preliminary report will be finished in about 10 days, followed by a final report in 18 to 24 months, according to Spencer.

“The National Transportation Safety Board does investigate every civil aviation accident in the United States,” she said. “Our hope is that we can determine what happened so that we can perhaps prevent it from happening again and increase aviation safety in the United States.”

Spencer said that one of the things investigators will look at is how common it is to have that type of four-plane formation locally.

“We do know that some airplanes associated with the Spruce Creek Flying Club do this kind of formation flying,” she said, adding that the National Transportation Safety Board will also look at Federal Aviation Administration  regulations concerning such formations to make sure that it was a “legal” flight.

The flight’s lead aircraft was in communication with air traffic control at the Bartow airport, she said.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, aircraft number one landed, followed by aircraft two and three. “They waited for aircraft number four. It had crashed,” Spencer said.

Another area of the investigation, according to Spencer, is the entirety of the aircraft’s history.

“We look at the man, the machine and the environment,” she said.

Spencer said it doesn’t appear at this point that the Powells’ plane touched any of the other aircraft in the formation before it crashed less than one mile from the airport.

She noted that key elements of the investigation will be interviews with witnesses, video footage that was provided and fuel stainage on lawns.

When asked if the Mooney M20J 201 has a flight or cockpit recorder, Spencer said that aircraft isn’t equipped with one, but investigators did retrieve equipment that will provide information as to the speed, the bank and the operation of the aircraft and the engine. The equipment will be taken to the National Transportation Safety Board recorders laboratory in Washington for examination.

Crash investigators and other officials used a crane to extract the remains of the plane wreckage and load it for transport to Jacksonville.

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


Incident occurred March 24, 2016 at Spruce Creek Fly-In Airpark (7FL6), Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida 


VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —A lawn care worker was clipped by a plane as it took off at a Port Orange fly-in community. The private plane hit the worker shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was struck by the plane's right wing as it was taxiing through the Spruce Creek neighborhood, deputies said. The man was taken to a local hospital after complaining of back pain. His injuries are non-like-threatening. The plane sustained minor damage to the wing.

Story and video:  http://www.wesh.com



Incident occurred March 24, 2016 at Spruce Creek Fly-In Airpark (7FL6), Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida 

(WESH) - A Florida man is recovering after he was struck by a landing plane. Part of the single-engine plane's wing was visibly damaged by the accident Thursday at Spruce Creek Fly-In Airpark near Port Orange.

Larry Kooney said his son, Larry Kooney, II, 42, is still in the hospital, recovering from the injuries. "He came and said, 'Larry just got hit by a plane,' and as a father, you know, my reaction was pretty distraught at the time," the elder Kooney said.

Kooney said there was no warning and that his son, who had his back to the plane and was wearing ear protection, never saw or heard the plane coming. He said he is thankful his son is alive. "There were several pieces of plexiglass on the ground which came off. That's how hard the plane hit him. It actually broke pieces of the plane," Kooney said.

Original article can be found here: http://www.witn.com 



Incident occurred March 24, 2016 at Spruce Creek Fly-In Airpark (7FL6), Port Orange, Volusia County, Florida


A landscape contractor working near a taxiway at Spruce Creek in Port Orange was taken to the hospital Thursday after being clipped by a plane, Spruce Creek Property Owners Association said.  The contractor was wearing a headset at the time, the Association said in an email to residents.

“SCPOA greatly urges all to stop, look, listen and be sure all is clear when near the taxiways,” the email said. “Please, please, please do not wear ear buds, earplugs, headsets or anything else that may impact your ability to hear aircraft.”  The contractor was unable to move after being hit and was taken to the hospital, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.  His condition was not immediately available.

Original article can be found here: http://www.wftv.com

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna TP206C Turbo Super Skylane, N8649Z; accident occurred February 13, 2020 at Kahului Airport (PHOG), Hawaii

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N8649Z

Location: Kahului, HI

Accident Number: ANC20CA027
Date & Time: 02/13/2020, 1315 HST
Registration: N8649Z
Aircraft: Cessna TP206
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the airplane reported that, while landing in gusting crosswind conditions, he flared too much, and the nose of the airplane pitched up. Subsequently, the airplane porpoised about 3 times on the runway, veered left, exited the runway, and nosed down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount 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: Private
Age: 63, 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/04/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2450 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 2450 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8649Z
Model/Series: TP206 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: P206-0449
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/01/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3354 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-CM
Registered Owner: NV Aviation
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: NV Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PHOG, 50 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2254 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 51°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 25 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Kahului, HI (OGG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kahului, HI (OGG)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1210 HST
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: KAHULUI (OGG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 53 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6998 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 20.896944, -156.433056 (est)

Cessna 560 Citation Encore, N654CE: Accident occurred February 12, 2020 in Benbrook, Tarrant County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N654CE

Location: Benbrook, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA082
Date & Time: 02/12/2020, 1527 CST
Registration:N654CE 
Aircraft: Cessna 560
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Executive/Corporate 

On February 12, 2020, about 1527 central standard time, a Cessna 560 (Citation Encore) airplane, N654CE, was substantially damaged when two engine cowlings departed the airplane inflight over Benbrook, Texas. The air transport pilot and the one passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by SC Cole Aviation, LLC, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a corporate flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Dallas, Texas, at 1517, and was enroute to the Midland International Air and Space Port Airport (MAF), Midland, Texas.

The airplane was climbing through flight level (FL) 225 for FL 380, when the pilot heard a "loud crashing noise" followed by a "turbulent air sound" he described as similar to flying with the main landing gear extended. At time of the initial noise, the pilot reported the airplane was on a heading of 255°, the airspeed was about 265 to 270 kts, and the autopilot system was engaged. The autopilot system was set to lateral navigation (flight management system 1) and the vertical speed was set for 1,500 ft per minute for climbing. The power was set to the climb N1 (the rotational speed of the low-pressure engine spool and the primary indication of engine thrust) setting as given by the N1 computer system.

The pilot reacted to the initial noise by disconnecting the autopilot system, announcing the issue to air traffic control (ATC), slowing down the airplane to 170 kts, and descending to 11,000 ft above mean sea level. There were no master caution or warning lights illuminated on the cockpit annunciation panel. The pilot initially thought the airplane hada main landing gear malfunction based of the sound of the airflow around the cabin. The pilot slowed the airplane further, cycled the main landing gear, cycled the flaps, and moved the flight controls. He reported everything checked out normal except the "turbulent air sound" which was exacerbated with rudder movement. The pilot decided the main landing gear was functioning normally and there was a problem with the empennage.

The pilot located the closest airport with a paved runway greater than a 5,000 ft length, contacted ATC, and proceeded to land at the Mineral Wells Airport (MWL), Mineral Wells, Texas. The pilot executed an uneventful landing at 1545 and shutdown the airplane without further incident. He reported that during the landing, he did not notice any abnormalities with the airplane and the flight controls felt "fine."

A postlanding inspection revealed the top and bottom cowling for the number 2 (right) engine were missing as shown below in figure 1.

Figure 1 - View of the number 2 engine with a portion of the fractured top cowling still attached.
 (Courtesy of the operator)

A portion of the separated cowlings was found wrapped around the inboard section of the right horizontal stabilizer. A portion of the separated cowlings impacted the area between the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer and the top of the fuselage, resulting in substantial damage as shown below in figure 2.


Figure 2 - View of a portion of the separated cowlings wrapped around the right horizontal stabilizer and the substantial damage sustained to the vertical stabilizer and to the fuselage.
(Courtesy of the operator) 

The remaining pieces of the separated cowlings have not been recovered. The airplane was secured for a future examination of the airframe.

According to the operator, the airplane was maintained through an Approved Aircraft Inspection Program and the last maintenance work performed on the right engine occurred 153.6 flight hours prior to the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N654CE
Model/Series: 560 ENCORE
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: SC Cole Aviation, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KNFW, 608 ft msl
Observation Time: 2052 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2200 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Dallas, TX (DAL)
Destination: Midland, TX (MAF)

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: 32.673056, -97.460833 (est)