Friday, March 13, 2020

Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee, N62Q: Incident occurred March 12, 2020 at Buchanan Field Airport (KCCR), Concord, Contra Costa County, California

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

Aircraft taxiing back for magneto issue ran into hangar.

https://registry.faa.gov/N62Q

Date: 12-MAR-20
Time: 15:27:00Z
Regis#: N62Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: CONCORD
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-140, N6412W: Accident occurred March 28, 2019 in Winder, Barrow County, Georgia

Flying Otter Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6412W

NTSB Identification: ERA19CA289
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Winder, GA
Aircraft: Piper PA28, registration: N6412W

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.

Sonex, N509SX: Incident occurred March 12, 2020 in Redding, Shasta County, California

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

Aircraft experienced hard landing; landing gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N509SX

Date: 12-MAR-20
Time: 19:17:00Z
Regis#: N509SX
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: EXPERIMENTAL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REDDING
State: CALIFORNIA

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Cirrus SR22, N345DM; accident occurred March 05, 2019 in Atlantic Ocean











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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida
Cirrus Aircraft; Duluth, Minnesota
Continental Motors; Mobile, Alabama

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/N345DM

Location: Atlantic Ocean, AO
Accident Number: ERA19TA120
Date & Time: 03/05/2019, 1515 UTC
Registration: N345DM
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On March 5, 2019, about 1515 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), a Cirrus SR22 airplane, N345DM, was ditched into the Atlantic Ocean about 25 miles southeast of Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. The private pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was not recovered and presumed substantially damaged. The flight was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed near the accident site, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (TISX), St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands about 1315 and was destined for Providenciales International Airport (MBPV), Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

The pilot, who was the airplane owner, reported that the yellow low oil engine pressure light illuminated about 2 hours into the flight while at 8,000 ft mean sea level. The analog oil pressure gauge confirmed the low oil pressure reading of 25 psi. The oil pressure continued to drop and the pilot notified air traffic control of the situation. As the oil pressure dropped to 2 psi, the engine vibrated strongly and the propeller stopped. The pilot established best glide speed and deployed the airplane parachute system at 1,500 ft above the water. The airplane landed in the water in an upright position. The life raft was inflated and the pilots egressed from the airplane. They were subsequently rescued by a passing cruise ship about 2 hours later.

A review of the aircraft maintenance records revealed that an annual inspection of the airframe and engine was completed on November 30, 2019, at 2,657 hours total aircraft time. The owner reported that about 50 hours of flight time accrued since the inspection.

The wreckage was not recovered.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 56, 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: 03/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/31/2017
Flight Time:  3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2300 hours (Total, this make and model), 75 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N345DM
Model/Series: SR22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 0761
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/30/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 50 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2657 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-N27
Registered Owner: Dragon Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 310 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: MBJT, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1000 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 307°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  30 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: St Croix, VI (TISX)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Providenciales, AO (MBPV)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1315 UTC
Type of Airspace: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 21.233333, -70.849722 (est)

Collision During Takeoff: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N52168; accident occurred March 09, 2020 at Big Lake Airport (PAGQ), Alaska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N52168


Location: Big Lake, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA032
Date & Time: 03/09/2020, 2030 AKD
Registration: N52168
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that he was attempting to depart a snow-covered runway in a wheel-equipped airplane. On his first attempt the airplane failed to generate enough airspeed, so he aborted the takeoff and exited the runway. On his second attempt, he elected to start the takeoff roll on a taxiway via a 90 degree turn to enter the runway. Just before entering the runway he encountered uneven terrain, and the airplane veered to the left and impacted a snow berm sustaining substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot listed several ways that the accident could have been prevented which included parking the airplane and waiting for a snow plow to clear the runway. In addition, he indicated that he was fatigued and his judgment and decision making abilities were compromised. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 43, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/13/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/08/2019
Flight Time:   2796 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1500 hours (Total, this make and model), 2689 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N52168
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17273457
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2J
Registered Owner: Flight Safety Alaska Inc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Flight Safety Alaska Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAYS
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0456 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C / -7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Big Lake, AK (BGQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Big Lake (BGQ)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 157 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2450 ft / 70 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: 61.534722, -149.812500

Rockwell International 112B Commander, N377SB: Accident occurred February 15, 2020 at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (KDKX), Knox County, Tennessee

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N377SB

Location: Knoxville, TN
Accident Number: ERA20LA109
Date & Time: 02/15/2020, 1430 EST
Registration: N377SB
Aircraft: Rockwell 112
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On February 15, 2020, about 1430 eastern standard time, a Rockwell International 112B, N377SB, was substantially damaged during a runway excursion while landing at the Knoxville Downtown Island Airport (DKX), Knoxville, Tennessee. The private pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated about 1330, from Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, Kentucky.

The pilot stated that after departure he proceeded to DKX which had calm winds, and he entered an extended left base leg of the airport traffic pattern for runway 8. The pilot turned onto the final approach leg of the airport traffic pattern and reported a normal landing. About 1 or 2 seconds after the airplane began to slow, it "swerved violently to the left," which the pilot described as if the flight had suddenly encountered a 20+ knot crosswind. He applied right rudder input but that did not correct the left turning tendency. The airplane departed the runway onto grass, where he attempted to slow the airplane. The airplane then veered again to the left and this time he had no rudder authority. He instructed the passenger to brace for impact and reported coming to an abrupt stop. When the pilot exited the airplane he noted that the left main landing gear tire was deflated.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the accident site and airplane, rubber transfer on the runway that was consistent from the left tire began about 1,900 ft from the approach end of the runway. After exiting the runway, the airplane traveled about 600 ft, impacted a water drainage ditch, and the nose landing gear collapsed. The left main landing gear tire exhibited a flat spot through the tread.

The airplane was recovered for further examination of the brake system. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration:N377SB
Model/Series: 112 B
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: TYS, 979 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 EST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Louisville, KY (LOU)
Destination: Knoxville, TN (DKX)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:1 None
Aircraft Fire:None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.963333, -83.868333

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N446PA: Incident occurred March 12, 2020 at Yakima Air Terminal / McAllister Field (KYKM), Yakima County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aircraft right gear collapsed after landing.

Hillsboro Aero Academy LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N446PA

Date: 13-MAR-20
Time: 03:22:00Z
Regis#: N446PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: YAKIMA
State: WASHINGTON

Air Tractor AT-602, N5197Y: Accident occurred February 25, 2020 in Dumas, Desha County, Arkansas

Moss Flying Service 

https://registry.faa.gov/N5197Y

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA109
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Dumas, AR
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602, registration: N5197Y

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.

Incident occurred March 12, 2020 at Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Kentucky

The Stiff eyes his surroundings March 12th at Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Kentucky.
Owner: Daniell McCarthy 
 Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy

Brook Ledge Horse Transportation


The biggest challenge of a cross-country journey for The Stiff may already be behind him, despite the colt's pending leap to graded stakes company in the March 14th Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park.

The Michael McCarthy trainee, arriving from California, was one of two horses to emerge unscathed after a Brook Ledge van ran into the wing of a Tex Sutton airplane March 12th at about 5:30 a.m. ET at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.

The driver of the van was taken to UK Hospital, and Brook Ledge reported he was in stable condition Thursday evening. Both horses and three people riding in the trailer portion of the rig were unharmed, according to Tex Sutton operations manager Mike Payne.

Brook Ledge declined to state the cause of the accident, pending an investigation.

The plane, which came from San Bernardino, California, will be out of commission for an undetermined amount of time. 

"This is actually our secondary airplane; our primary plane is in heavy maintenance and due to come out this weekend," Payne said. "I'm not sure what date the main plane will be available, and we're still assessing the damage to this one. Surprisingly, it appears to be fairly minimal compared to what all happened. Inspectors are due to come in tomorrow to go over it. I'm not sure which plane (is) going to fly, but we're hoping to have one available Monday when we have a flight scheduled."

Payne said he was there when the accident occurred.

"I was on the other side of the plane, so I really didn't see it, but I immediately ran over and helped the guy out of the truck, called for the paramedics, and tried to get him taken care of and the horses settled," he said. "Both horses were fine, and the three people in the back of the van were fine, and Brook Ledge had another truck there within 30 minutes."

An airport spokeswoman told WKYT-TV the crash did not have any impact on airport operations.

Mattie Kerker, who was traveling with The Stiff, reported the incident to McCarthy, who then shared her images via his stable's Twitter account, including one of The Stiff peering out from a Brook Ledge van.

"He's pretty level-headed; nothing gets him too excited," McCarthy said of the son of Danza  who finished fifth last out in the Feb. 15 El Camino Real Derby.

The Jeff Ruby Steaks is a 1 1/8-mile race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and carries qualifying points for the top four finishers on a 20-8-4-2 scale.

"He's a horse that will definitely get a mile and an eighth, and it seemed like a good spot to get him a shot at this point," McCarthy said. "In the El Camino Real Derby, he ran sneaky good; he was wide throughout and never really got a chance to level out. Unfortunately, it's a large field, and he's drawn out wide again (post 10 in a field of 12). At this point, he's (eligible for) a two-other-than allowance, and on the West Coast you don't see many two-other-than allowance conditions being written for 3-year-olds."

McCarthy sent his best wishes to the van driver, as did Payne.

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




A horse van carrying Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks contender The Stiff crashed into the wing of an airplane early Thursday morning at the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

The Brook Ledge Horse Transportation van struck the wing of a Boeing 727 owned by Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation, driving the wing through the cab of the truck. The driver of the van was hospitalized, but the three human passengers riding in the back with the two equine passengers were unharmed.

One of the two horses, arriving from San Bernardino, Calif., was The Stiff, a Danza colt entered in Saturday's Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Michael McCarthy, co-owner and trainer of The Stiff, shared a picture of the colt still on the van, looking unfazed by his surroundings. The Stiff, who most recently finished fifth in the El Camino Real Derby on February 14th at Golden Gate Fields, is listed at morning line odds of 12-1 in the Jeff Ruby.

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





A truck driver is in the hospital after crashing into an airplane at the Blue Grass Airport Thursday morning.

The tractor-trailer truck hit the side of a Tex Sutton airplane, causing the Boeing 727 wing to go through the cab of the truck, airport spokeswoman Amy Caudill said. The severity of the driver’s injuries was not disclosed.

The truck was on the ramp after it picked up horses arriving from San Bernardino, California. The airport allows trucks and horse trailers onto the ramp when horses arrive to get them straight from the plane to the horse trailer, Caudill said.

There were three people in the back of the truck who did not sustain any injuries, Caudill said. She also said that to her knowledge, the two horses on the truck were fine as well.

The airport responded to the crash and transported the driver to the hospital, but airport operations have not been impacted because horse transports occur in an area away from the terminal, Caudill said.

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