Wednesday, April 01, 2020

TL Ultralight TL2000 StingSport, N7997N: Accident occurred March 28, 2020 at General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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

 
https://registry.faa.gov/N7997N


Location: Hurricane, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA116
Date & Time: 03/28/2020, 1447 MDT
Registration: N7997N
Aircraft: TL Ultralight SRO Stingsport
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 28, 2020, about 1447 mountain daylight time, a TL Ultralight SRO Stingsport airplane, N7997N, sustained substantial damage during an off-field landing after experiencing a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff at General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Utah. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the airport about the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that was originating at the time.

According to the pilot, shortly after liftoff and about 250 ft above ground level, the engine abruptly quit. The pilot attempted to land on the remaining runway, however, the pilot landed long and touched down in a field. During the landing sequence, the airplane bounced, which resulted in the collapse of the landing gear.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TL Ultralight SRO
Registration: N7997N
Model/Series: Stingsport
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGU, 2884 ft msl
Observation Time: 1456 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / -6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Hurricane, UT (1L8)
Destination: Hurricane, UT (1L8) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.140278, -113.306111 (est)




ST. GEORGE — On Saturday afternoon, a plane that was attempting to take off from the Hurricane Municipal Airport crashed at the end of the runway. There were no injuries as a result of the crash, and the two occupants in the plane were unharmed.

“At about 2:30, we received a report of a plane crash on the south end of the runway at the Hurricane airport,” Hurricane Police Department Public Information Officer Ken Thompson said. “There were two male occupants, no injuries and both walked away. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.”

It was reported that the plane lost power while attempting to take off and crashed at the end of the runway, but Thompson could not confirm the reports. Hurricane police and fire both responded to the scene.

Thompson said that the police department did not ask to close the airport during the investigation but that the airport still closed itself down to allow for emergency personnel to access the crash.

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

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N738PG: Incident occurred March 29, 2020 at Smyrna Airport (KMQY), Rutherford County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft landed hard causing a propeller strike.

https://registry.faa.gov/N738PG

Date: 29-MAR-20
Time: 22:59:00Z
Regis#: N738PG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SMYRNA
State: TENNESSEE

Sport Trainer, N926SG: Incident occurred March 27, 2020 in Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft attempted to land on a grass strip between runway and taxiway striking a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) and did a go-around. The second attempt to land resulted with left gear collapsing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N926SG

Date: 27-MAR-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N926SG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SPORT TRAINER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REIDSVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N570ND: Incident occurred March 29, 2020 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Florida

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

Aircraft landed and right wing touched the runway causing a propeller strike.

Aerosim Academy Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N570ND

Date: 29-MAR-20
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N570ND
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N29AF: Incident occurred March 27, 2020 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a bird while departing.

Ameriflyers of Texas Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N29AF

Date: 27-MAR-20
Time: 19:43:00Z
Regis#: N29AF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: POMPANO BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-32R: Incident occurred March 28, 2020 in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N9245M

Date: 28-MAR-20
Time: 19:15:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESA
State: ARIZONA

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N1409X; accident occurred March 27, 2020 at Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA), Alaska

Accident airplane at accident site. 

Accident airplane’s damaged engine mount. 


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

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/N1409X


Location: Fairbanks, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA040
Date & Time: 03/27/2020, 1800 AKS
Registration: N1409X
Aircraft: Piper PA32
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot was attempting to land in strong gusting crosswind conditions. After touchdown the airplane veered sharply to the left, exited the runway and impacted a snowbank sustaining substantial damage to the engine mount. 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 stated that the accident may have been prevented if he had received more instruction in crosswind conditions.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/21/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/03/2020
Flight Time:  86.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 41.1 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration:N1409X 
Model/Series: PA32 300
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32-7540155
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2203.16 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-K1A5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 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:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 0153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 20000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 23 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 70°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C / -22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Ruby, AK (RBY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Fairbanks, AK (FAI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1630 AKS
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Fairbanks Intl (FAI)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation:439 ft 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6501 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 64.815000, -147.856389 (est)