Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Birdstrike: Cessna 525 CitationJet, N262BK; accident occurred July 12, 2019 at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL), Orange County, Florida

View of left wing damage.

 View of left wing spar damage.

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

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/N262BK


Location: Orlando, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA467
Date & Time: 07/12/2019, 1455 EDT
Registration: N262BK
Aircraft: Cessna 525
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, while being vectored for an instrument landing system approach on an instrument flight plan, he flew through some clouds and encountered multiple birds. He added that one bird struck the left wing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/05/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/24/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 17535 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4375 hours (Total, this make and model), 17230 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 72 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N262BK
Model/Series: 525 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 525-0262
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 8
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/26/2019, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 10400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Fan
Airframe Total Time: 4811.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Williams
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: FJ44IA
Registered Owner: Omicron Business Services Inc
Rated Power: 1900 lbs
Operator: Omicron Business Services Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KORL, 112 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 212°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Asheville, NC (AVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Orlando, FL (ORL)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time:1320 EDT 
Type of Airspace: Class B

Airport Information

Airport: EXECUTIVE (ORL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 112 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: ILS
Runway Length/Width: 6004 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 28.546111, -81.332222 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Sportsman 2+2, N5045X; accident occurred March 27, 2020 at Leisurewood Airstrip (9AK6), Wasilla, 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://data.ntsb.gov/Docket


https://registry.faa.gov/N5045X


Location: Wasilla, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA039
Date & Time: 03/27/2020, 1130 AKD
Registration: N5045X
Aircraft: WAG-AERO Sportsman 2+2
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during takeoff from an icy ski strip, there was a "light variable quartering tailwind from the south west." During the takeoff run, the ski- and tailwheel-equipped airplane veered left, and the pilot attempted to correct with opposite rudder. As the airplane became airborne, the left wing struck a tree, and the airplane "swung around" before coming to rest upright. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, both wings, and the empennage.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff from an icy ski strip in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in the left wing impacting a tree.

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Environmental issues Snow/slush/ice covered surface - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Gusts - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Other weather encounter
Takeoff Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Takeoff Attempted remediation/recovery
Takeoff Runway excursion
Takeoff Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: 12/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/07/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 980 hours (Total, all aircraft), 490 hours (Total, this make and model), 880 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: WAG-AERO
Registration: N5045X
Model/Series: Sportsman 2+2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 42
Landing Gear Type: Ski; Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/05/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1069.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 160 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: PAWS, 354 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1856 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 135°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 24 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 40°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.69 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wasilla, AK (9AK6)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Skwentna, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Leisurewood Airstrip (9AK6)
Runway Surface Type: Snow
Airport Elevation: 366 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Snow
Runway Used:07 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1800 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 61.624167, -149.648611 (est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N172FG: Accident occurred March 29, 2020 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

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. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Fly 172N LLC  

https://registry.faa.gov/N172FG


Location: Sedona, AZ 
Accident Number: WPR20LA115
Date & Time: March 29, 2020, 11:42 Local
Registration: N172FG
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 29, 2020, about 1142 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172, N172FG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Sedona Airport, Sedona, Arizona. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

In a written report to the NTSB, the pilot reported the wind at the time of the accident was 130° at 9 kts, with variable gusts. According to her recount of the accident flight, immediately after touchdown, and just beyond the 1,000’ markers of Runway 21, the airplane “took a violent 40° swing to the left.” The pilot applied full right rudder and right brakes in an effort to correct the turn, however, the airplane continued off the runway, encountered soft terrain and nosed over.

A witness stated the wind was “…very gusty and shifting” when the airplane landed on Runway 21 at Sedona. He observed the airplane touch down on its nose gear, veer left and exit the left side of the runway before the airplane nosed over and came to rest.

The pilot reported that the airplane’s nose landing gear fork failed and following the accident pictures of the nose gear fork “… showed severe corrosion and cracks where the nose gear failed on landing.” The pilot reported that the pictures were reviewed by a metallurgist “…who confirmed that the part [nose gear fork] was severely compromised and unairworthy.” The pilot opined that the failed landing gear fork caused the airplane to swerve off the runway.

The nose landing gear fork was retained for further examination

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N172FG
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSEZ 
Observation Time: 10:00 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glendale, AZ (KGEU)
Destination: Sedona, AZ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.848888,-111.78805 (est)







SEDONA – There were no injuries after a Cessna 172N Skyhawk flipped over after landing at the Sedona Airport Sunday.

Sedona Fire District was called to the airport at about noon on a report of the single-engine aircraft that had “flipped over” near the runway upon landing. Emergency responders found the plane upside down.

The two occupants onboard were assessed by SFD paramedics while the aircraft was stabilized. They did not require further medical care.

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

Sonex, N179ES: Incident occurred March 30, 2020 in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California 

Aircraft made an emergency landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N179ES

Date: 30-MAR-20
Time: 23:39:00Z
Regis#: N179ES
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HUNTINGTON BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA








With the Huntington State Beach parking lot closed to curb the beach crowds, the small red plane had an empty runway to land on March 30th, without the risk of colliding with the cars that would normally dot the popular spot.

The single-engine plane landed safely in the lot near Newland Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

The pilot, Jon Grazer, said he was flying to Long Beach to a practice area and to check out ships when he noticed his fuel dropping. He had a full tank when he left John Wayne Airport, so he said he knew something was wrong.

He said he had heard of the beach parking closures so thought the lot would be the best place to land.

“Everything worked out,” Grazer, a Newport Beach resident, said, noting there was a strong headwind. “There were some barricades I had to pull through and fortunately cleared those.”

The plane is an 80-horsepower experimental-built airplane, he said.

Orange Coast State Parks Superintendent Kevin Pearsall said “no one was injured, no damage was done and the plane was being removed.

“It was a clean landing,” he said.

Pearsall said the Federal Aviation Administration was quickly on the scene to take a report.

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