Thursday, March 05, 2020

Bell 206L-1 Long Ranger, N32AE: Accident occurred March 04, 2020 in Clark, Randolph County, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri
Air Evac Lifeteam; O’Fallon, Missouri
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau, FN

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N32AE

Location: Clark, MO
Accident Number: CEN20LA113
Date & Time: 03/04/2020, 1842 CST
Registration: N32AE
Aircraft:Bell 206
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled - Air Medical (Unspecified) 

On March 4, 2020, about 1842 central standard time, a Bell 206 helicopter, N32AE, impacted terrain during a forced landing following an inflight loss of engine power near Clark, Missouri. The commercial pilot, two crew members, and one patient were uninjured. The helicopter tailboom sustained substantial damage during the autorotation. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Air Evac EMS Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 helicopter air ambulance patient transfer flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Northeast Regional Medical Center Heliport, near Kirksville, Missouri, about 1812 and was destined for the Boone Hospital Center Heliport, near Columbia, Missouri.

The pilot reported that the helicopter yawed right, an RPM light illuminated, and an RPM audio indication occurred. The engine was still running. However, it had dropped below 90%. The pilot advised the crew that the flight was landing, and he turned the helicopter towards a field. RPM returned to 97%. The pilot elected to continue the forced landing. The pilot applied a collective input about 5 to 10 ft above the ground. The tailboom was wrinkled during the landing.

A postaccident examination of the helicopter revealed that a pneumatic line exhibited a separation near its filter connection. The line and filter have been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N32AE
Model/Series: 206 L1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Air Evac Ems Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: EVCA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOU, 778 ft msl
Observation Time: 1854 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / -2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Kirksville, MO (MU92)
Destination: Columbia, MO (91MO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.277222, -92.357500 (est)




RANDOLPH COUNTY, Missouri - There were no injuries after a helicopter made an emergency landing in southern Randolph County on Wednesday night.

First responders tell ABC 17 News that a medical helicopter transporting a patient made an emergency landing near Highway 63 and Route B. The scene is near Clark, about 15 minutes south of Moberly.

The ambulance service said someone called in an rotorcraft crash at 6:40 p.m. Personnel found three crew members and a patient at the scene. First responders prepared a landing site for another medical helicopter to transport the patient.

Corporal Kyle Easley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the Air Evac helicopter was en route to Columbia from Kirksville. The helicopter had a bent tail and minor damage to the landing gear.

Shelly Schneider, spokesperson for Air Evac's parent company Global Medical Response, said the pilot followed company protocols by landing the aircraft after it experienced a "mechanical issue."

"At this time the cause of the mechanical problem is unknown, but is under investigation by Air Evac," Schneider said. "Officials with the [Federal Aviation Administration] and the National Transportation Safety Board have also been notified."

Schneider said a helicopter with MU Health Care stationed in Moberly helped complete the transportation of the patient.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://abc17news.com





(Randolph County, Missouri) – Kirksville’s Air Evac helicopter had a rough landing tonight just before 7:00 pm Wednesday due to an unknown mechanical issue.

Moberly Ambulance district received a call a resident saw a helicopter coming down south of Moberly. The helicopter was travelling from Kirksville to Columbia.

Officials from the Randolph County Ambulance District says it was an emergency services helicopter that was transporting one patient, with four total people on board and the helicopter had to make an emergency landing in a corn field. The location is along Route B west of Highway 63.

Higbee and Southeastern Fire responded to the scene along with two Randolph County Ambulances and one from Columbia.

Sources say they cannot release any additional information but we do know the only person being transported was picked up and safely taken by another medical helicopter to a hospital in Columbia. All other passengers had no injuries.

The helicopter will remain on scene as the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation official assess the scene.

Sources say a Missouri State Highway official saw the helicopter make the landing.

Missouri State Highway Patrol is also on scene assisting with the incident.

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

Flight Design CTLS, N505MA: Accident occurred March 04, 2020 in Encino, Torrance County, New Mexico

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N505MA


Location: Encino, NM

Accident Number: WPR20LA098
Date & Time: 03/04/2020, 1240 MST
Registration: N505MA
Aircraft: Flight Design CTLS
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On March 4, 2020, about 1240 mountain standard time, a Flight Design CTLS airplane, N505MA, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain following a partial loss of engine power near Encino, New Mexico. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was registered to an individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and no flight plan was filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that originated from Moriarty Municipal Airport (0E0), Moriarty, New Mexico,

During preflight, the pilot conducted a visual fuel level check through the sight gauges in each wing. He determined that right wing had 7 gallons of fuel and the left wing had 6 gallons of fuel which he deemed was enough for a one-hour local flight. About 35 minutes after take-off, the engine started to "surge". The pilot manipulated the throttle lever several times, but there were no corresponding responses from the engine. The pilot elected to land on a nearby road; however, as he turned from base to final for the road, the engine "surged to life." The landing gear contacted the grass, and the airplane subsequently came to rest inverted.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Flight Design
Registration: N505MA
Model/Series: CTLS Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No 
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Distance from Accident Site:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
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Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:

Loss of Control on Ground: Vans RV-8, N878DZ; accident occurred March 04, 2020 at Cincinnati West Airport (I67), Harrison, Hamilton County, Ohio

Airplane at Accident Site 

Empennage 

Tailwheel Yoke 

Tailwheel Fork (Key Slide Fully Extended) 

Tailwheel Fork (Key Slide Stuck Fully Retracted)

 Tailwheel Fork (Disassembled)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

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/N878DZ


Location: Harrison, OH

Accident Number: CEN20CA114
Date & Time: 03/04/2020, 1402 EST
Registration:N878DZ 
Aircraft: Vans RV8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he made a normal landing approach to the runway with a direct crosswind of 15 knots and gusts reaching 23 knots. The pilot reported that he was initially able to maintain directional control with normal flight control inputs after the airplane touched down on the main landing gear; however, when the tailwheel touched down the tail began to weathervane and the airplane veered to the right. The pilot was unable to regain directional control with an application of full left rudder and left brake before the airplane departed the right side of the runway and struck a precision approach path indicator lights (PAPI) system. The left wing, left horizontal stabilizer, and left elevator were substantially damaged during the collision with the PAPI system. A postaccident examination and functional test of the steerable tailwheel revealed that the spring-actuated key slide would stick in the retracted position within the tailwheel fork, which allowed the tailwheel to caster instead being steerable within the normal limits intended for takeoff and landing. Additional examination revealed that the slot in the tailwheel fork that held the spring-actuated key slide was slightly deformed, and that the key had several raised edges that caused the key to bind when fully retracted in the slot. It is likely that the tailwheel was able to caster during landing, which resulted in the pilot's inability to maintain directional control after the tailwheel had touched down during landing roll. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/04/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/18/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 22000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 125 hours (Total, this make and model), 17000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 270 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 90 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N878DZ
Model/Series: RV8
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture:2004 
Amateur Built:Yes 
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 81885
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:2 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/11/2020, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 438 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1A
Registered Owner: Caye Palmas Transport Inc.
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Caye Palmas Transport Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: I67, 584 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1355 EST
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cynthiana, KY (0I8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Harrison, OH (I67)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1340 EST
Type of Airspace:Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: Cincinnati West Airport (I67)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 584 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2808 ft / 60 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: 39.259167, -84.774444 (est)

Cessna 172S, N1678C: Incident occurred March 04, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

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

Aircraft landed and made an excursion through the infield to stop in a grass island.

CE-172 Aircraft LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1678C

Date: 04-MAR-20
Time: 19:43:00Z
Regis#: N1678C
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

Abnormal Runway Contact: Learjet 35A, N721EC; accident occurred February 29, 2020 at Altoona–Blair County Airport (KAOO), Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N721EC


Location: Altoona, PA
Accident Number: ERA20CA120
Date & Time: 02/29/2020, 1235 EST
Registration:N721EC 
Aircraft: Learjet 35
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Positioning 

The flight crew reported that after an instrument landing system approach, during the landing flare the airplane encountered a strong wind gust and a go-around was initiated. During the go-around, the left tip tank struck the runway causing substantial damage to the left wing. The flight crew diverted to another airport where the weather conditions were more favorable, and upon landing, the damage to the left wing was discovered.

About the time of the accident, the airport weather observation included wind from a heading of 300° at 15 knots, gusting to 20 knots. The calculated crosswind component was 18 knots. According to the airplane flight manual, the maximum demonstrated crosswind component was 24.7 knots.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 57, 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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/11/2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/11/2019
Flight Time:   6240 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1750 hours (Total, this make and model), 5495 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 114 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 79 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 70, 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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/23/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/30/2019
Flight Time:   33000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3750 hours (Total, this make and model), 26210 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Learjet
Registration: N721EC
Model/Series: 35 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Transport
Serial Number: 355
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/22/2019, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 18001 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 14859 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TFE731-2C-2B
Registered Owner: East Coast Jets Inc.
Rated Power: 3500 lbs
Operator:East Coast Jets Inc 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AOO, 1503 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1235 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1600 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Snow
Departure Point: Allentown, PA (ABE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Altoona, PA (AOO)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1206 EST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Altoona-Blair County (AOO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1503 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach: ILS
Runway Length/Width: 5465 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 40.296389, -78.320000 (est)

Cessna 182A Skylane, N4031D: Accident occurred March 04, 2020 in Moab, Grand County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N4031D


Location: Moab, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA099
Date & Time: 03/04/2020, 2315 MST
Registration: N4031D
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 4, 2020, about 2315 mountain standard time, a Cessna 182A tailwheel equipped airplane, N4031D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Moab, Utah. The airline transport pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he performed a normal 3-point landing on runway 21. During the landing roll, the airplane veered to the right, in which the pilot corrected by applying left rudder. Shortly after, the airplane "pulled hard to the right" and despite the pilot's control inputs, exited the right side of the runway and nosed over.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by the pilot revealed that the fuselage was structurally damaged. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N4031D
Model/Series: 182 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCNY, 4560 ft msl
Observation Time: 0653 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glenwood Spring, CO
Destination: Moab, UT (CNY)  

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.755833, -109.753889 (est)