Friday, April 17, 2020

Arion Lightning, N213RC: Incident occurred April 14, 2020 at Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (KPKB), Parkersburg, West Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing, separated from aircraft and skidded off the runway into the grass. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N213RC

Date: 14-APR-20
Time: 16:14:00Z
Regis#: N213RC
Aircraft Make: ARION
Aircraft Model: LIGHTNING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PARKERSBURG
State: WEST VIRGINIA

Airplane Factory Sling LSA, N169TW: Incident occurred April 15, 2020 at Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

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

Aircraft landed and suddenly turned and slid hitting a sign.

Topview Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N169TW

Date: 15-APR-20
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N169TW
Aircraft Make: AIRPLANE FACTORY
Aircraft Model: SLING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TORRANCE
State: CALIFORNIA

Beechcraft J35 Bonanza, N159A: Incident occurred April 15, 2020 in Norfolk, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N159A

Date: 16-APR-20
Time: 01:50:00Z
Regis#: N159A
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORFOLK
State: VIRGINIA

AutoGyro Calidus, N6283B: Incident occurred April 16, 2020 in Tomales, Marin County, California

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

Aircraft landed on a road

Calidus LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6283B

Date: 16-APR-20
Time: 20:48:00Z
Regis#: N6283B
Aircraft Make: AUTOGYRO
Aircraft Model: CALIDUS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TOMALES
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N4583R: Incident occurred April 16,2020 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft landed and lost directional control and slid off runway into the grass.

Aero Davis LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4583R

Date: 16-APR-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N4583R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180, N53ES; accident occurred April 16, 2020 at Cabin Creek Landing Airport (97MT), Marion, Flathead County, Montana

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N53ES


Location: Marion, MT
Accident Number: WPR20CA124
Date & Time: 04/16/2020, 1430 MDT
Registration: N53ES
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, he encountered a heavy wind gust that abruptly pushed the tail to the left. The pilot applied the brakes to maintain directional control, however, as the speed bled off, the elevator lost its effectiveness and the airplane nosed down and the left wing contacted the surface.

The left wing sustained substantial damage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate:Private 
Age: 61, 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: 07/18/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/03/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 648 hours (Total, all aircraft), 93 hours (Total, this make and model), 518 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N53ES
Model/Series: 180 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30053
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/27/2019, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3278.6 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: CONTINENTAL
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R25
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable / 10 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Bonners Ferry, ID (65S)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Marion, MT (97MT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1314 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CABIN CREEK LANDING (97MT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3999 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3400 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

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: 48.073889, -114.677778 (est)

Beechcraft A36 Bonanza, N66FN: Accident occurred April 16, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway and gear collapsed.


Mel Aviation LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N66FN


Date: 16-APR-20

Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N66FN
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CINCINNATI
State: OHIO



CINCINNATI (FOX19) - I-75 northbound reopened Thursday night following the crash of a small plane near Ronald Reagan Highway.

The Beechcraft A36 Bonanza was moved to the ramp from I-75 north to Galbraith Road so it remains closed.

The plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the expressway around 11:20 a.m., according to Cincinnati Police Lt. Chris Ruehmer.

Police say the pilot has been identified as John Bennett, 61, of Indianapolis. He was able to get out of the plane safely.

He remained on the scene to help with the investigation, according to Cincinnati police.

They say Bennett lost power to the plane’s single-engine.

There was no fire, just significant structural damage to the plane, Lt. Ruehmer said.

It did not hit any vehicles on I-75.Traffic on northbound I-75 was diverted at Ronald Reagan Highway for more than six hours.

“It was like out of the blue. We did not expect that,” witness Mikel Emery said. “The plane was coming through the trees. He hit the pole, spent out of control, and hit the highway wall across the highway.”

Emery’s family initially feared for their lives, “We thought it was over because we were so close,”.

Lt. Ruehmer says he was told the pilot was coming from Indianapolis and he was taking his plane to Lunken Airport for maintenance.

The plane is owned by Mel Aviation LLC out of Indianapolis, according to the FAA.

Police say it’s a 1996 Beechcraft Bonanza A36 that seats six.

Aviation expert Jay Ratliff told FOX19 NOW the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, will conduct an investigation that will likely take months to complete.

“They’ll be looking at the fuel, to see if there were any fuel contaminants, along with the mechanical situation of the aircraft. And again, It’s going to take a great deal of time for them to determine what took place,” Ratliff said.

During the investigation, they will also take a long look at the pilot himself.

“They’ll basically have medical tests to make sure the pilot was not under the influence of any medication or anything like that that might have impaired his ability to fly," Ratliff said.

https://www.fox19.com






















UPDATE: After shutdowns lasting more than eight hours, all lanes of I-75 reopened at approximately 7:40 p.m. Thursday.

CINCINNATI — Police said it's very fortunate the pilot of a small airplane was able to safely crash-land it on northbound Interstate 75 Thursday morning.

The pilot, a man in his 60s, was the only person on board, police said. He was not injured when he made an emergency landing near Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway just before noon. No one on the ground was hurt, either. But the highway was closed for eight hours until FAA investigators allowed the plane to be lifted onto a flatbed and carted away.

Lt. Steve Saunders said the Beechcraft A36 Bonanza probably had engine trouble and started to come down unexpectedly. The pilot was able to land without crashing into any drivers and come to a stop nose-first against a concrete barrier.

“I think we’re very fortunate that because of the stay-at-home order, the traffic volume on I-75 that would typically be very, very high was lower than normal especially during the height of the day, and that may have made the situation a little more advantageous for the pilot to bring the plane down on a major highway like I-75," Saunders said.

The plane was registered to Mel Aviation LLC of Indianapolis. The pilot's name has not been disclosed. It was not clear where the pilot took off or where he was headed.

Northbound I-75 finally reopened about 7:40 p.m.

The Federal Aviation Administration is assisting police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

https://www.wcpo.com