Friday, March 20, 2020

Piper PA-46-500TP, N31LA: Incident occurred March 16, 2020 at Vero Beach Regional Airport (KVRB), Indian River County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aircraft landed and while taxiing gear collapsed.

Northeast Aviation Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N31LA

Date: 16-MAR-20
Time: 13:53:00Z
Regis#: N31LA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: VERO BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-151, N43080: Incident occurred March 16, 2020 near Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aircraft on final was struck on the left wing by an unknown object.

Red Baron Rentals LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N43080

Date: 16-MAR-20
Time: 17:19:00Z
Regis#: N43080
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 182P Skylane, N20847: Accident occurred March 14, 2020 in Lumberton, Mississippi

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N20847


Location: Lumberton, MS
Accident Number: CEN20LA123
Date & Time: 03/14/2020, 1300 CDT
Registration: N20847
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 14, 2020, about 1300 central daylight time, a Cessna 182 airplane, N20847, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Lumberton, Mississippi. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The flight originated at Columbia-Marion County Airport (0R0), Columbia, Mississippi, at 1300, with an intended destination of Picayune Municipal Airport, Picayune, Mississippi. No flight plan was filed for this visual flight rules flight.

According to the pilot, about ten minutes after departure and about 1,500 ft mean sea level, the engine experienced a "sudden reduction in power." He reported that all instrument gauges appeared normal and the engine was running smoothly, but it had a "different" sound. The pilot turned on the electric fuel pump and tried both the PRIME and ON position; there was no change in the engine performance. He completed a magneto check with only "a slight drop" per side.

The pilot stated he did not have enough power to maintain altitude; he attempted to divert to IH Bass Jr Memorial Airport (4R1), in Lumberton, Mississippi, but continued to lose altitude. The piloted noted that the terrain in the area was rolling hills and forest land. He selected a clear-cut field that had a small road next to it to complete the forced landing. The airplane touched down on the road which turned to the right. The pilot reported that while trying to make the right turn to follow the road, the airplane ground looped and went backwards into a tree line.

The airplane came to rest in a wooded area. The airplane impacted numerous trees during the accident sequence and sustained substantial damage to the left and right wings, and the tail section (Figures 1 and 2).

Figure 1: Photograph of Main Wreckage. (Courtesy of FAA)


Figure 2: Photograph of Tree Impact Marks. (Courtesy of FAA) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N20847
Model/Series:182 P 
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: KBXA, 120 ft msl
Observation Time: 1255 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1100 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Columbia, MS (0R0)
Destination: Picayune, MS (MJD) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 31.078333, -89.591111 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N57RZ: Incident occurred March 17, 2020 at Grants Pass Airport (3S8), Josephine County, Oregon

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

Aircraft hit a deer on landing.

Sierra Tango Ventures LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N57RZ

Date: 17-MAR-20
Time: 07:15:00Z
Regis#: N57RZ
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GRANTS PASS
State: OREGON

Piper PA-22-108 Colt, N4837Z: Accident occurred March 16, 2020 near Ralph Wenz Field Airport (KPNA),

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Casper, Wyoming 
Piper Aircraft; Phoenix, Arizona 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4837Z

Location: Pinedale, WY
Accident Number: WPR20LA110
Date & Time: 03/16/2020, 1720 MDT
Registration: N4837Z
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On March 16, 2020, about 1720 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-22-108, N4837Z, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pinedale, Wyoming. The student pilot sustained minor injuries and the flight instructor was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot reported that the flight instructor took control of the airplane on final approach to runway 29, because the airplane was drifting to the right. The flight instructor later reported that after he took control of the airplane, he applied rudder control inputs, however, the airplane would not straighten out. The airplane impacted terrain near the runway.

A post-accident examination of the airplane revealed damage to both wings and fuselage. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Figure 1- Accident Site

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N4837Z
Model/Series: PA22 108
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: KPNA, 7086 ft msl
Observation Time: 1015 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pinedale, WY (PNA)
Destination: Pinedale, WY (PNA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.796944, -109.810556 (est)



PINEDALE (WNE) – A young pilot in training and his experienced flight instructor were both injured but survived a single-engine plane crash just south of the Pinedale Airport on Monday evening, March 16th.

Riley Wilson, 18, and his instructor Fred Holden, 79, both from Pinedale, were flying in the vintage 1961 single-engine Piper with Wilson at the controls as they approached the Pinedale Airport runway from the north for a landing, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Klief Guenther.

Something happened with the aircraft while Wilson was flying and Holden took over control but a mechanical failure made it so Holden could not control the plane, he said. At that point the plane was about 150 feet above the ground and going about 85 miles an hour, they told him. The plane’s wheel and right wing landed on the ground, tipping the propeller forward into the ground about 50 feet south of the airport’s boundary.

Guenther said neighbors saw the plane’s crash landing and called 911 and went to the scene.

The two men were taken by ambulance to the Pinedale Medical Clinic, where Wilson was treated for head and facial injuries and released. Holden was transported by medical helicopter to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for “substantial injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening,” according to Guenther.

He noted that Holden is an “extremely experienced pilot.”

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

Piper PA-31-350, N885HA: Incident occurred March 17, 2020 in Crooked Creek, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft landed gear up.

Compass Rose LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N885HA

Date: 17-MAR-20
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N885HA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CROOKED CREEK
State: ALASKA

Hatz Classic, N15FD: Incident occurred March 17, 2020 at Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD), Charlotte County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aircraft landed hard and gear collapsed. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N15FD

Date: 17-MAR-20
Time: 16:18:00Z
Regis#: N15FD
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: HATZ CLASSIC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUNTA GORDA
State: FLORIDA

System/Component Malfunction/Failure (Non-Power): Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N66046; accident occurred March 17, 2020 at Palm Beach County Park Airport (KLNA), West Palm Beach, Florida

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N66046


Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA130
Date & Time: 03/17/2020, 1535 EDT
Registration: N66046
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

According to the flight instructor, after a normal pre-flight inspection of the airplane and engine run-up, the student pilot taxied to the runway for takeoff and began the takeoff roll. Everything seemed normal as the airplane accelerated; however, as the airplane rotated it started to yaw abnormally to the left. The flight instructor attempted to overcome the left yaw by pressing on the right rudder to assist the student pilot. He was unable to overcome the left yaw, took over the flight controls and aborted the takeoff. The airplane bounced to the left and collided with the bank of a retention pond.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the forward fuselage and firewall was buckled. Further examination revealed that the nose gear steering tube rod end failed and rust was noted on the threaded area of the fractured surfaces.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/23/2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/11/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 318 hours (Total, all aircraft), 318 hours (Total, this make and model), 249 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 81 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 68 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate:Student 
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 55 hours (Total, all aircraft), 55 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N66046
Model/Series:172 S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 172S9786
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/16/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 84 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 11025.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KPB, 0 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:182° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2900 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: West Palm Beach, FL (LNA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: West Palm Beach, FL (LNA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1535 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Palm Beach County Park (LNA)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 14 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3489 ft / 75 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: 26.593056, -80.085000 (est)




LANTANA, Fla. — A small plane made a hard landing at Lantana Airport on Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to the airport, located at 2633 Lantana Road, around 3:45 p.m.

A Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP made a hard landing and was at the end of the runway.

Officials said two people onboard the aircraft were not hurt.

The plane had a small fuel leak as a result of the landing, but that leak was quickly stopped by firefighters.

The cause of the hard landing is under investigation.

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

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 172N Skyhawk II, N738DB; accident occurred March 17, 2020 at Kahului Airport (PHOG), Hawaii

View of damaged empennage



Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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/N738DB

Location: Kahului, HI
Accident Number: ANC20CA034
Date & Time: 03/17/2020, 0914 HST
Registration: N738DB
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that, while in the airport traffic pattern, she was instructed by air traffic control to follow a heavy jet airplane. She located the heavy jet airplane and confirmed with tower she was cleared to land number two, with a caution for wake turbulence. As she maintained a final approach to land "past the numbers" and prepared for the landing flare, the wings suddenly rolled right, and the nose dropped. She attempted to correct, but the airplane landed hard, skidded off the runway, and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, lift struts, and empennage. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 50, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
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: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/12/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 78 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73 hours (Total, this make and model), 4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 33 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N738DB
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17269886
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/22/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6828.5 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-H2AD
Registered Owner: Fly Maui LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Fly Maui LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PHOG, 50 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1854 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 32°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: 
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hana, HI (HNM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hana, HI (HNM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0845 HST
Type of Airspace: Class C 

Airport Information

Airport: KAHULUI (OGG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 53 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 2
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6998 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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: 20.889722, -156.435833 (est)







A Cessna 172N Skyhawk II flipped over Tuesday morning after veering off the runway following its landing on Runway 2 at Kahului Airport, officials said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, wasn’t seriously injured, said Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division.

The state Department of Transportation reported that the pilot, a woman in her late 30s, was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after the plane flipped over at about 9:15 a.m. She reportedly suffered a small cut to her head.

The DOT said on its Facebook page at about 11 a.m. that DOT and airport rescue firefighting crews were working to remove the flipped plane.

While the plane was being removed from the runway, a couple of Mainland flights were diverted to Kona International Airport on Hawaii island, said Maui District Airports Manager Marvin Moniz. He said Hawaiian Airlines interisland flights weren’t affected because they could use the smaller Runway 5 at the airport.

By about 11:15, the main runway was reopened. “We’re back to normal operations,” Moniz said.

The DOT said that Kahului passengers should check with their airlines for current flight status updates.

The plane, which was manufactured in 1977, is registered to Fly Maui LLC, which has a Kihei address.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate, Gregor said.

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

Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster, N274PM: Fatal accident occurred March 17, 2020 in La Crosse, Rush County, Kansas

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N274PM


Location: LaCrosse, KS
Accident Number: CEN20LA122
Date & Time: 03/17/2020, 0919 CDT
Registration: N274PM
Aircraft: Cessna 208
Injuries:1 Fatal 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On March 17, 2020, about 0919 central daylight time (CDT), a Cessna 208B, N274PM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident about 7 nautical miles northwest of La Crosse, Kansas. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 on-demand cargo flight.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Transportation Safety Board did not respond to the accident site.

The Planemasters Ltd. flight, PMS1670, was being operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan from Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower National Airport (ICT), Wichita, Kansas, to Hays Regional Airport (HYS), Hays, Kansas. A review of Federal Aviation Administration preliminary air traffic control (ATC) communications and commercially available radar and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data revealed that the flight departed ICT about 0751 CDT. At 0825, the HYS automated weather observation service (AWOS) was reporting, in part, winds from 080° at 11 knots, visibility 1 statute mile, and overcast clouds at 200 ft above ground level. About 0831, the radar and ADS-B data were lost as the airplane descended through 4,000 ft while being vectored for the instrument landing system (ILS) approach to runway 34. Shortly thereafter, the pilot executed a missed approach, and about 0843, the airplane was re-acquired by radar and ADS-B. The pilot stated to ATC his intention to attempt the ILS approach to runway 34 a second time.

At 0841, the HYS AWOS indicated that visibility had dropped to ¼ statute mile in fog. About 0853, radar and ADS-B data were again lost as the airplane descended on the instrument approach. About 0859, the airplane was re-acquired by radar northwest of HYS. At that time, the pilot stated his intention to divert to Great Bend Airport (GBD), Great Bend, Kansas. A review of radar and ADS-B data showed the airplane begin a turn to the south toward GBD while climbing to about 7,000 ft. About 0918, the airplane began a descent and left turn. The last radar and ADS-B targets were observed about 0918:48.

The wreckage was discovered in a field about 0945. The airplane's tail and wings were visible above ground, with the forward fuselage and engine section buried several feet under the terrain, consistent with a near-vertical, high-speed impact. The main landing gear was bent aft towards the tail with the left and right main wheel protruding from the ground. The smell of Jet-A fuel was present at the accident site.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N274PM
Model/Series:208 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Planemasters Ltd
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter Air Carrier (135)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: DPUA 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYS, 1998 ft msl
Observation Time: 1356 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 200 ft agl
Visibility:  0.25 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Wichita, KS (ICT)
Destination: Hays, KS (HYS) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 38.540000, -99.460000 (est)

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.


RUSH COUNTY— One person died in an accident just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rush County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster piloted by Anthony P. Thompson, 56, Apopka, Florida, crashed in a field near Kansas 4 Highway and 170 Road one mile south and one half mile west of 160 Road, Ave L.

Thompson was pronounced dead at a the scene.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

RUSH COUNTY - A small airplane crashed in Rush County Tuesday morning, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Troop E Technical Trooper Michael Racy says the crash killed at least one person.

KHP received a report approximately at 9:29 this morning and responded to the scene in a wheat field near K-4 and 170 Road. The location is northwest of La Crosse.

Racy says Federal Aviation Administration investigators from Dodge City are on site as KHP provides security.

Original article ➤ https://hayspost.com

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion II, N5261Y: Incident occurred March 17, 2020 at Oakland/Troy Airport (KVLL), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft on landing nose gear collapsed, left wing contacted the ground and spun.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5261Y

Date: 17-MAR-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N5261Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TROY
State: MICHIGAN



Troy, Michigan – The Troy Fire Department responded to a report of an airplane that had apparently flipped over, off of the runway, at Oakland Troy Airport. The airport is a county operated, unstaffed facility. This means there is no crash rescue services on site, and no staffed control tower facilities. The incident was called into the 9-1-1 center by a passerby.

Upon their arrival, firefighters confirmed that the pilot had exited the craft, and there was no fire and no fuel leaking. The single engine aircraft had sustained obvious damage.

The pilot indicated that he was enjoying his aircraft, with no indication of any malfunctions. When he attempted to land, the plane made an abrupt turn into the grassy area alongside the runway and partially cart-wheeled to a stop, but did not flip over. Upon entering the grassy area, the plane then became stuck in the soft earth. The aircraft appeared to have damage to the propeller, both wingtips, and the landing gear. The pilot also reported a minor injury to his hand. Firefighters requested Oakland County Air Traffic Control to close the airport until the plane could be removed.

The incident was turned over to Troy Police and the FAA for investigation. Damage estimates are incomplete at this time. No serious injuries or fatalities were reported.

Original article ➤ http://oaklandcounty115.com



Authorities are investigating after a small plane skidded onto the grass while landing at Oakland/Troy Airport on Tuesday. No major injuries were reported.

Troy police, which responded to the scene, initially described the incident as a crash and rollover. In a statement Wednesday, fire officials said they were called to the site near Coolidge at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on "a report of an airplane that had apparently flipped over, off of the runway" at the county-operated, unstaffed facility without a staffed control tower.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw the pilot had exited the single-engine aircraft and there was no fire or fuel leaking but "obvious damage," according to the release.

"The pilot indicated that he was enjoying his aircraft, with no indication of any malfunction," the Fire Department said. "When he attempted to land, the plane made an abrupt turn into the grassy area alongside the runway and partially cart-wheeled to a stop, but did not flip over. Upon entering the grassy area, the plane then became stuck in the soft earth."

The plane appeared to have damage to the propeller, both wingtips and the landing gear, fire officials said.

The pilot reported a minor injury to his hand, according to the statement.

He was the only one onboard the Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion II, said J. David VanderVeen, Oakland County's director of central services, which oversees the airport.

"In the scheme of things, he was very fortunate," he told The Detroit News on Wednesday.

Firefighters requested that Oakland County Air Traffic Control close the airport until the plane could be removed.

Damage estimates were incomplete.

The incident has been turned over to Troy police and the Federal Aviation Administration for investigation, the Fire Department said.

Considered Oakland County's "executive" airport, the site serves private, corporate and charter aircraft, with nearly 200 tenants and several transient vehicles daily, according to its website and Facebook page.

Charter passenger and air freight, as well as aircraft maintenance and fuel, are available on the field. It also has 138 T-Hangars and 40 open, asphalt tie-downs for general aviation aircraft, officials said.

Such an incident like the one on Tuesday is "very rare," VanderVeen said.

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Wag-Aero Wag-a-Bond, N215AM: Incident occurred March 18, 2020 at Ellendale Municipal Airport (4E7), Dickey County, North Dakota

Aircraft discovered with damage at the hangar.

Stewart Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N215AM

Date: 18-MAR-20
Time: 01:31:00Z
Regis#: N215AM
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: WAGABOND
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: ELLENDALE
State: NORTH DAKOTA

Cirrus SR22, N150X: Accident occurred March 17, 2020 in Conway, Horry County, South Carolina

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; West Columbia, South Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N150X

Location: Conway, SC
Accident Number: ERA20LA129
Date & Time: 03/17/2020, 1545 EDT
Registration: N150X
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On March 17, 2020, about 1545 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus SR22, N150X, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Conway, South Carolina. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that he departed from Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (HDC) about 1215 on an instrument flight rules clearance and proceeded towards the destination airport, but elected to divert to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) due to the low ceiling at the destination. He was told to expect the instrument landing system approach to runway 18 and was vectored to the initial approach fix (IAF). While in instrument meteorological conditions he flew towards the IAF with autopilot on and in NAV mode, and he also reduced engine power to lose altitude. As the flight approached the IAF the airplane was still high, "… not as stable as he wanted to be," and had a tendency to turn to the left. He increased engine power to maintain altitude or climb as necessary and had trouble stabilizing the instruments, adding that it felt like he was "fighting [the airplane]" in the roll axis. He realized that the flight was too slow and when attempting to correct, felt the airplane getting away from him and was likely in an unusual attitude. He then decided to activate the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, and while descending under canopy, secured the engine and prepared for the touchdown, which occurred on all landing gears. The airplane's nose gear collapsed, and the rudder partially separated.

The airplane was equipped with Avidyne multifunction and primary flight displays. Examination of the airplane and downloading of non-volatile memory was pending recovery from the accident site. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N150X
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMYR, 25 ft msl
Observation Time: 1656 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Hammond, LA (HDC)
Destination: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) 

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: 33.897778, -78.950833 (est)



Nobody was hurt after a plane made an emergency landing in an Horry County field on Tuesday afternoon.

Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the small aircraft around 4 p.m. in the area of Highway 472 and Gunsmoke Trail.

Highway 472 runs between S.C. 22 and Highway 19 outside of Conway.

When crews arrived, they found a Cirrus SR22 plane made an emergency landing into the field. The Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) deployed, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

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