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: Incident occurred March 04, 2020 inEncino, Torrance County, New Mexico

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

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field. 

 Mauldin Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N505MA

Date: 04-MAR-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N505MA
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTLS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ENCINO
State: NEW MEXICO

Vans RV-8, N878DZ: Incident occurred March 04, 2020 in Harrison, Hamilton County, Ohio

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

Aircraft on landing veered off runway and struck a visual approach slope indicator (VASI) light. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N878DZ

Date: 04-MAR-20
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N878DZ
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HARRISON
State: OHIO

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

Learjet 35A, N721EC: Accident occurred February 29, 2020 at Altoona–Blair County Airport (KAOO), Pennsylvania


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

East Coast Jets Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N721EC

Date: 29-FEB-20
Time: 17:37:00Z
Regis#: N721EC
Aircraft Make: LEARJET
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: EAST COAST JETS
Flight Number: ECJ21
City: ALTOONA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

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)