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

Collision During Takeoff/Landing: Piper PA-28-140, N6412W; accident occurred March 28, 2019 at Barrow County Airport (KWDR), Winder, Georgia






Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Flying Otter Aviation LLC


Location: Winder, Georgia
Accident Number: ERA19CA289
Date & Time: March 28, 2019, 09:00 Local
Registration: N6412W
Aircraft: Piper PA28 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

During an instructional flight, the student pilot and flight instructor planned to stay in the traffic pattern to practice touch-and-go landings. During the third approach and just before the landing flare, the airplane began to drift to the right side of the runway. The instructor noticed that the student was cross controlling with the airplane's nose pointed right. He took over the controls and initiated a go-around, but the student did not immediately remove his feet from the rudder pedals, which made the instructor's control inputs "less effective." While still airborne, the airplane struck a runway sign. The instructor continued the go-around and landed without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The instructor reported that the flight controls were "free and correct" and that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's loss of airplane control, the flight instructor's delayed remedial action, and the student's delay in relinquishing the flight controls, which resulted in the airplane striking a runway sign during a go-around. 

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Student/instructed pilot
Personnel issues Delayed action - Instructor/check pilot
Personnel issues Delayed action - Student/instructed pilot
Environmental issues Sign/marker - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach Loss of control in flight
Approach Attempted remediation/recovery
Approach-VFR go-around Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Approach-VFR go-around Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Flight instructor Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 9, 2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 426 hours (Total, all aircraft), 66 hours (Total, this make and model), 64 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: 
Age: 21, Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification:
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N6412W
Model/Series: PA28 140
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility 
Serial Number: 28-20481
Landing Gear Type:
Tricycle Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 13, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3999 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: 
Installed Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: WDR, 943 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 09:35 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 289°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 8500 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 270° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Winder, GA (WDR) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Winder, GA (WDR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BARROW COUNTY WDR 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 934 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 31 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5202 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go around

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A Aircraft
Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.982776,-83.667221(est)

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)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N52168; accident occurred March 09, 2020 at Big Lake Airport (PAGQ), Alaska




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:
 
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 

Analysis

The pilot reported that he was attempting to take off from a snow-covered runway and that, during the first attempt, the airplane failed to generate enough airspeed, so he aborted the takeoff and exited the runway. On his second attempt, he chose to begin the takeoff roll with a high-speed taxi on a taxiway before turning 90° to enter the runway. Just before entering the runway, the airplane hit a dip in the taxiway, and the airplane veered left and impacted a snow berm, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported several ways that the accident could have been prevented, including parking the airplane and waiting for a snowplow to clear the runway. In addition, he indicated that he was fatigued and that his judgment and decision-making abilities were compromised.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper decision to initiate the takeoff roll from a snow-covered taxiway, which resulted in a loss of directional control, runway excursion, and impact with a snow berm.

Findings

Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Snow/slush/ice covered surface - Decision related to condition
Environmental issues Snow/ice - Effect on operation
Personnel issues (general) - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Miscellaneous/other
Takeoff Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Takeoff Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

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

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

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

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














Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board
 

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas
Air Tractor; Olney, Texas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau 
Pratt & Whitney Canada; Longueuil 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket


Location: Dumas, Arkansas 
Accident Number: CEN20LA109
Date & Time: February 25, 2020, 10:30 Local 
Registration: N5197Y
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Factual Information

On February 25, 2020, about 1030 central standard time, an Air Tractor AT-602, N5197Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dumas, Arkansas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot reported that after the completion of a low-level aerial application operation over a field, he executed a trim pass on the north side of the field with about 495 gallons (about 4,133 lbs) of product in the hopper. While flying from west to east, between "160 to 180" mph, the five-blade metal propeller impacted a galvanized metal bracket attached to the top of a 35 ft tall wooden power line pole. The bracket was about one ft wide and two ft long. One of the propeller blades separated about midspan from the impact. After the impact, there were "extreme" vibrations throughout the engine and airframe, and oil from the engine coated the front three windshield panels. The pilot attempted to clear the oil with the windshield wiper system with no avail.

The pilot maneuvered the airplane to perform an emergency landing to an east to west oriented dirt road, about a half mile north of where the wooden power line was located. The hopper load was not dumped before the landing. Due to the reduced visibility, the pilot landed while looking out the left window. Both wings impacted the ground during the landing sequence and the airplane came to rest over a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the rudder.

The pilot reported there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe and engine that would have precluded normal operation. While the wooded power line pole was previously identified by the pilot, the pilot reported that he did not know about, nor did he see the metal bracket attached to the top of the wooden power line pole. The pilot further reported that he did not feel the glare of the sun, which was positioned 39° above the horizon and at an azimuth of 143°, was a factor in the accident.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Air Tractor AT-602 Airplane Flying Manual (AFM) discusses general procedures for low-level aerial application flights, however the AFM does not contain guidance regarding post-obstacle strike actions (obstacles such as those commonly encountered in low-level aerial application flights such as a wire, pole, tower, or tree) and emergency hopper dump guidance, nor is such guidance required.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 53,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 12, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: March 30, 2018
Flight Time: 7867 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2887 hours (Total, this make and model), 7842 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 37.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 37.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N5197Y
Model/Series: AT 602 No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1999 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted (Special) 
Serial Number: 602-0529
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: December 29, 2019
Annual Certified Max Gross Wt.: 12500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Turbo prop
Airframe Total Time: 10051 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-60AG
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 1050 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Moss Flying Service 
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLLQ,270 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 16:25 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 219°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2600 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tillar, AR (None)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tillar, AR (None)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.869998,-91.526947(est)

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Location: Dumas, AR
Accident Number: CEN20LA109
Date & Time: 02/25/2020, 1030 CST
Registration: N5197Y
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On February 25, 2020, about 1030 central standard time, an Air Tractor AT-602, N5197Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dumas, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot reported that after the completion of a low-level aerial application operation over a field, he was executing a trim pass on the north side of the field with about 495 gallons of chemical in the hopper. While flying from west to east, between "160 to 180" mph, the five-blade metal propeller impacted a galvanized metal bracket attached to the top of a 35 ft tall wooden power line pole. The bracket was approximately one ft wide and two ft long. One of the propeller blades separated about midspan from the impact. After the impact, there were "extreme" vibrations throughout the engine and airframe and oil from the engine coated the front three windshield panels. The pilot attempted to clear the oil with the windshield wiper system with no avail.

The pilot maneuvered the airplane to perform an emergency landing to an east to west oriented dirt road, about a half mile north of where the wooden power line was located. The hopper load was not dumped before the landing. Due to the reduced visibility, the pilot landed while looking out the left window. Both wings impacted the ground during the landing sequence and the airplane came to rest over a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the rudder as shown in figure 1.

Figure 1 – View of the substantial damage to both wings and the rudder after the airplane came to rest over a ditch (courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration).

The pilot reported there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe and engine that would have precluded normal operation. While the wooded power line pole was previously identified by the pilot, the pilot reported that he did not know about, nor did he see the metal bracket attached to the top of the wooden power line pole. The pilot further reported that he did not feel the glare of the sun, which was positioned 39° above the horizon and at an azimuth of 143°, was a factor in the accident.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N5197Y
Model/Series: AT 602 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: David Moss
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Moss Flying Service
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLLQ, 270 ft msl
Observation Time: 1625 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:None 
Departure Point: Tillar, AR (None)
Destination: Tillar, AR (None)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.870000, -91.526944 (est)

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.

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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

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