Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Aerodynamic Stall/Spin: Commander 114B, N374JW; accident occurred February 22, 2020 at Branch County Memorial Airport (KOEB), Coldwater, Michigan

Airplane in the grass near the runway.

Damaged and wrinkled left wing. 

Damaged and curled propeller blades. 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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/N374JW

Location: Coldwater, MI
Accident Number: CEN20CA100
Date & Time: 02/22/2020, 1430 EST
Registration: N374JW
Aircraft: Commander 114
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The purpose of the flight was to complete a flight review for the commercial rated pilot in the left seat with the flight instructor in the right seat. After takeoff and about 300 ft agl, the flight instructor reduced the throttle to idle to simulate an engine failure. The flight instructor expected the pilot to make a gradual right turn to land mid-field on the intersecting runway. The pilot did not respond as expected so the flight instructor assumed control, made a right turn, and lowered the airplane's nose. About the same time the pilot thought they were too low and advanced the throttle full forward. They felt the airplane shudder and experienced an aerodynamic stall before it impacted the ground. A postimpact fire ensure under the engine cowling that was extinguished by the passenger using the onboard fire extinguisher. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. Examination of the propeller noted curling and chordwise scratches on the blades. Additionally, the engine monitor indicated the engine was turning at 2,625 rpm at the time of the accident, consistent with the engine producing high power.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/02/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/26/2018
Flight Time:  1783 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1682 hours (Total, this make and model), 1702 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/05/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/19/2020
Flight Time:  3610 hours (Total, all aircraft), 54 hours (Total, this make and model), 3432 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: , Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s):
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification:
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Commander
Registration: N374JW
Model/Series: 114 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1993
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 14595
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1882 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-T4B5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 260 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: KOEB, 959 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1415 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 230°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  14 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 5°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Coldwater, MI (OEB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Coldwater, MI (OEB)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Branch County Memorial (OEB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 958 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.936944, -85.046667 (est)


A single-engine plane made a crash landing off the runway at the Branch County Memorial Airport Saturday afternoon while the pilot was undergoing recertification.

Patrick Murphy, 70, of White Pigeon, had flown his Commander 114B from its base at Kirsch Municipal Airport in Sturgis. He was conducting “touch and go” take offs and landings under the direction of certified instructor Ed Shumway, 72, of Tekonsha.

Around 1:40 p.m., witnesses said the aircraft experienced a stall and subsequent off-runway ground impact during a simulated “engine-out” during takeoff.

The plane came in hard and tore off the wheels, as well as bent the propeller. The fuselage suffered some bottom damage.

Less than 50 gallons of fuel was spilled in the rocky grassy area near the middle of the airport. A Department of Natural Resources officer responded. Airport Manager Joe Best said the spill did not present any danger to wetlands or water where it was spilled.

Coldwater Fire and LifeCare responded. Passenger, Rick Crepas, 60, of Kalamazoo, reported a sore neck. That was the only injury.

Branch County Sheriff deputies conducted the investigation. Michigan State Police also responded.

The insured plane was left in the middle of the airport field pending arrival of Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety board staff during the week.

The airport was not closed and planes continued to use the runways while the investigation was underway.

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


COLDWATER, Michigan — There were no injuries in a single-engine plane crash reported in Branch County Saturday, officials said. 

Around 1:42 p.m. deputies responded to the  Branch County Memorial Airport on a report of a plane crash and fire. When they arrived, they found the Commander 114B had "belly crashed" in a field. 

There were three people in the plane, one of them being Edwin Shumway, a flight instructor from Tekonsha. 

The three people told police they took off on a short runway, climbed to 300 feet and simulated a "power failure." The pilot, Patrick Murphy of White Pigeon, made a slight right turn but the plane started to shake badly. Murphy lost control and the plane dropped immediately, police said. 

Shumway said he and Murphy "pulled up as hard as we could," but the plane slammed into the ground and slid about 250 yards before coming to a stop. 

One of the tanks in the wing ruptured and all the fuel spilled out.  

The back passenger Richard Crepas of Kalamazoo was not injured. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was called to investigate the crash, which is standard protocol for a plane crash. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wzzm13.com

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N3266Q: Fatal accident occurred February 22, 2020 in Rogers, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Continental Aerospace Technologies; Mobile, Alabama
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3266Q

Location: Rogers, MN
Accident Number: CEN20FA096
Date & Time: 02/22/2020, 1111 CST
Registration: N3266Q
Aircraft: Beech A36
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On February 22, 2020, about 1111 central standard time, a Beech A36 airplane, N3266Q, was destroyed after impacting terrain near Rogers, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight departed from Flying Cloud Airport (FCM), Eden Prairie, Minnesota, about 1100 and was destined for Breezy Point Airport (8MN3), Breezy Point, Minnesota.

According to air traffic control (ATC) data, after departure the airplane turned north and climbed to 2,000 ft mean sea level (msl). While cruising at 170 knots groundspeed, the airplane climbed to 2,300 ft msl and decelerated to 100 knots groundspeed, then began a descending left turn to 190°. The airplane descended on this heading for 30 seconds at 70 to 75 knots groundspeed. At 1,100 ft msl, which was about 200 ft agl, the airplane turned right, and the last ATC data recorded at 1110:43 was 1,000 ft msl, 72 knots groundspeed and 243°.

A witness observed the airplane turning at low altitude. He subsequently noticed the airplane's bank angle increase and a rapid descent. The airplane impacted into a forested area and a postcrash fire ensued. Flight control continuity was established for the ailerons, rudder, and elevators. The engine was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N3266Q
Model/Series: A36
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: KMIC, 861 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Minneapolis, MN (FCM)
Destination: Breezy Point, MN (8MN3) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 45.198056, -93.652778

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.


Scott Wagner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man killed in a plane crash near Rogers on Saturday is being identified as Scott Wagner.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed around 11 a.m., inside the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve in Rogers.

Wagner Garden Centers now writes on social media that Scott Wagner — the man who the plane was registered to — has died. Wagner was a co-owner and operator for Wagner’s Greenhouses. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

An investigation into the crash has been handed off to the National Transportation Safety Board. Wagner Garden Centers says it will share additional information about the incident when it becomes available.

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





ST MICHAEL, Minnesota — A spokesperson for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office tells KARE 11 that one person has died in a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crash near the border of Hennepin County and Wright County. 

The Beechcraft A36 Bonanza went down around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The crash site is on the west side of the Crow-Hassan park reserve, not far from the Crow River.

Three Rivers Park District says Crow Hassan is a "very remote" park and that it is highly unlikely any bystanders would have been near the scene of the crash.

On Sunday, crews cleaned up the crash site. SKY 11 shot aerial video of their work.

When first responders arrived, they located a deceased individual inside of a single-engine aircraft, according to Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson.

“Our deepest sympathy goes to the friends and family of the deceased,” Hutchinson said. “we will continue to work with federal and local investigators to gather additional information.”

Three Rivers spokespeople are urging the public to stay away from the scene of the crash until it clears. 

The National Transportation Safety Board tweeted it was investigating the crash. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kare11.com





MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One person is dead after a Beechcraft A36 Bonanza crashed inside a natural reserve near Rogers Saturday.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says it happened just after 11 a.m. inside the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, located south of the Crow River.

Several nearby residents that WCCO spoke to say Crow-Hassan is a popular park year-round for outdoor activities, including horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking and walking. There are many trails, and on a such a nice weekend day it was very busy there — which makes it amazing that no one else was hurt.

“There should be a lot of dog walkers out, snowmobilers everywhere, people out just enjoying the nice weather, kinda waiting to get outside all winter, so yeah, there should’ve been a lot of people out walking, so no shocker that a couple people uptown said they saw what happened,” St. Michael resident Carter Reese.

The crash happened in a remote part of the park. None of the activity trails were impacted by the crash.

The investigation has been handed off to the National Transportation Safety Board. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office will release the victim’s identify and cause of death at a later date.

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

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N550FK; accident occurred February 22, 2020 at Hawley Municipal Airport (04Y), Clay County, Minnesota

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N550FK


Location: Hawley, MN
Accident Number: CEN20CA101
Date & Time: 02/22/2020, 1550 CST
Registration: N550FK
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that while on the base leg, he decided to perform a three-point landing and applied "2 notches of flaps." During the landing flare, the pilot moved the flaps to the 4th notch to avoid bouncing during the landing. Upon touchdown, the airplane's tailwheel landed first; the airplane bounced on its main landing gear and drifted to the right. The pilot attempted to correct by adding power and initiating a go-around. Subsequently, the right main landing gear contacted a snow bank on the edge of the runway, the airplane ground looped and came to rest on its nose.

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: Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/25/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/20/2018
Flight Time:  1738 hours (Total, all aircraft), 516 hours (Total, this make and model), 1563 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N550FK
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:18503229
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3525 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5078 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-D15B
Registered Owner: 38884 LLC
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:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: Detroit Lakes, MN (DTL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hawley, MN (04Y)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1530 CST
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: Hawley Municipal Airport (04Y)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1210 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3398 ft / 75 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: 46.884167, -96.350556 (est)

Beechcraft B23 Musketeer Custom, N4007T: Incident occurred February 21, 2020 at Red Lodge Airport (KRED), Carbon County, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Aircraft landed short of runway.


https://registry.faa.gov/N4007T


Date: 21-FEB-20

Time: 21:10:00Z
Regis#: N4007T
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RED LODGE
State: MONTANA

Carbon County Sheriff's Office 

Red Lodge Police, Red Lodge Fire-Rescue and Carbon County Sheriff's Office all responded to a single-engine plane crash at the Red Lodge Airport shortly after 1400 hours. Minor injuries were reported, and two (2) souls were transported by RLFR to a local hospital for medical attention. RLPD and airport officials will will be investigating. 



BILLINGS — The crash of a small plane on the landing strip temporarily closed the Red Lodge Airport on February 21st, according to Red Lodge Fire Rescue.

Two people in the plane were taken to Beartooth Billings Clinic with minor injuries, according to the Carbon County Sheriff's Office.

The airport was closed at around 2:10 p.m. when the crash was reported so the landing strip could be cleared.

There is no word yet on what may have caused the "hard landing."

The Sheriff's office, Red Lodge Police Department, and Red Lodge Fire are investigating.

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

Piper PA-22-108 Colt, N4588Z: Incident occurred February 22, 2020 at Four Corners Regional Airport (KFMN), Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking a runway light and the gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4588Z

Date: 22-FEB-20
Time: 01:16:00Z
Regis#: N4588Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARMINGTON
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 140A, N1161D: Incident occurred February 23, 2020 in North Bend, Coos County, Oregon

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

Aircraft experienced engine problems, landed on a beach and flipped over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1161D

Date: 23-FEB-20
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N1161D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH BEND
State: OREGON

Mooney M20J, N205TG: Incident occurred February 21, 2020 at Allegheny County Airport (KAGC), Pittsburgh -and- Incident occurred July 22, 2017 at Washington County Airport (KAFJ), Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

February 21, 2020:  Aircraft aborted takeoff due to tow bar still being attached to nose gear and propeller was damaged. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N205TG

Date: 21-FEB-20
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N205TG
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

July 22, 2017:  Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 22-JUL-17
Time: 18:51:00Z
Regis#: N205TG
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: WASHINGTON
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Beech A36 Bonanza, N1561L: Incident occurred February 20, 2020 at Big Bear City Airport (L35), San Bernardino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aircraft after landing swerved to avoid N177BG and hit a sign.

Otanav Express LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1561L

Date: 20-FEB-20
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N1561L
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BIG BEAR
State: CALIFORNIA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N370SP; accident occurred February 20, 2020 at Boulder Municipal Airport (KBDU), Colorado

Airplane at accident site.

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N370SP



Location: Boulder, CO
Accident Number: CEN20CA094
Date & Time: 02/20/2020, 1100 MST
Registration: N370SP
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot and passenger departed from the uncontrolled airport on a snow packed runway and flew locally for about 2 hours, then returned to land. The pilot stated that while in the traffic pattern preparing to land, the runway appeared to be in the same condition as during the departure. Instead, the runway was slush covered due to the morning sun melting the snow and the airplane veered to the left during landing rollout. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control and the airplane subsequently impacted a snowbank on the edge of the runway and nosed over, which damaged both wings and the vertical stabilizer. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Foreign; Private
Age:33, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/29/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/07/2019
Flight Time:  506 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120 hours (Total, this make and model), 342 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration:N370SP 
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2003 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S9501
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/10/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 91 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4107 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Rocky Mountain Flight Consultants Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Rocky Mountain Flight Consultants Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBDU, 5289 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1112 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 125°
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: 30.52 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C / -14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Boulder, CO (BDU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Boulder, CO (BDU)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0845 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Boulder Muni (BDU)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Snow
Airport Elevation: 5288 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Slush covered
Runway Used: 08
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4100 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: 40.040000, -105.230000 (est)

Landing Gear Not Configured: Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, N163TC; accident occurred February 20, 2020 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

Aircraft on the runway, left wing view. 
Federal Aviation Administration

Gear handle in the up position. 
Federal Aviation Administration

Underneath of airplane. 

Fire damage from sliding on runway. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, 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/N163TC


Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA125
Date & Time: 02/20/2020, 1245 EST
Registration: N163TC
Aircraft: Cessna 510
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot was receiving a check ride from a designated pilot examiner for his single pilot rating in a turbine airplane. After a series of maneuvers, emergencies, and landings, the examiner asked the pilot to complete a no flap landing.

The pilot reported that he performed the before landing checklist with zero flaps and believed he put the gear down. During touch down, the pilot felt a thump and thought the airplane had a blown tire, however, when he saw the landing gear handle, it was in the up position. The pilot further reported that the landing gear warning horn did not sound, because the flaps were in the up position. The examiner confirmed the landing gear handle was in the up position. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the landing gear handle was found in the up position and the fuselage was substantially damaged. The landing gear was lowered and locked into place without issue after the airplane was lifted from the runway.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age:62, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Multi-engine Sea; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/13/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/12/2019
Flight Time:   2533 hours (Total, all aircraft), 90 hours (Total, this make and model), 2460 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 53 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 37 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Other Flight Crew Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 33, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/27/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  7500 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration:N163TC 
Model/Series: 510 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2007 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:510-0039 
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:6 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/01/2020, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 8730 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 2380 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt Whitney
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 615R-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 1460 lbs
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: KDAB, 41 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 77°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:  Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Daytona Beach, FL (DAB)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1152 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Daytona Beach Intl (DAB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation:34 ft 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07L
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 10500 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.181667, -81.054444 (est)







DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (WESH) – Two people are safe after the plane they were traveling in Thursday, February 20th, landed without landing gear at Daytona Beach International Airport.

The Cessna 510 Citation Mustang landed at the airport around 12:45 p.m.

Crews are working to remove the plane and inspect runways before it reopens.

It’s unclear when the runway will be able to be reopened and some flights had to be re-routed to other airports after the incident.

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