Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Wildlife Encounter (Non-Bird): Symphony SA-160, N844SA; accident occurred November 11, 2019 at Fitzgerald Municipal Airport (KFZG), Ben Hill County, Georgia

View of fuselage damage. 
Federal Aviation Administration


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

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/N844SA


Location: Fitzgerald, GA

Accident Number: GAA20CA080
Date & Time: 11/11/2019, 1915 EST
Registration: N844SA
Aircraft: SYMPHONY AIRCRAFT IND INC SA
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries:1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll at night, a deer ran across the runway and struck the right side of the airplane. The pilot was able to taxi the airplane to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage aft of the nose wheel.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:33, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: 05/09/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/23/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 178.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 115 hours (Total, this make and model), 178.5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 36.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SYMPHONY AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N844SA
Model/Series: SA 160
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: S-0015
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:2 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 773.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2A
Registered Owner: Part Time Aviation Llc
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFZG, 365 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2335 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:81° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Douglas, GA (DQH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Fitzgerald, GA (FZG)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 1900 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Fitzgerald Muni (FZG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 364 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 101 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 31.683889, -83.270833 (est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739UA; accident occurred November 12, 2019 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Broward County, Florida

View of damaged left wing
Federal Aviation Administration





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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N739UA



Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Accident Number: GAA20CA067
Date & Time: 11/12/2019, 0951 EST
Registration: N739UA
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, during the approach for landing, the airspeed was slightly high, but he was maintaining runway centerline. The airplane subsequently touched down hard and veered left. He applied right aileron and rudder control, but the airplane continued left, exited the runway, and struck a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The student pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 19, Male
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 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 72 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N739UA
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17270806
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/03/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 19690.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: Delaware Trust Co Trustee
Rated Power:
Operator: Wayman Aviation Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHWO, 9 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 184°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Pembroke Pines, FL (HWO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Pembroke Pines, FL (HWO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: North Perry (HWO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10R
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 3255 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go

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: 26.001111, -80.240833 (est)

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 152, N4705Q; accident occurred November 16, 2019 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Grayson County, Texas

View of damage to the airplane. 
Federal Aviation Administration 

View of damage to engine mount. 


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

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/N4705Q

Location: Sherman/Dennison, TX
Accident Number: GAA20CA086
Date & Time: 11/16/2019, 1430 CST
Registration: N4705Q
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

According to the pilot, during a time-building solo flight, he turned from base to final in the traffic pattern and determined that the airplane's altitude was high. He pitched the nose down, and reduced engine power. During the landing flare, the airplane remained in ground effect and ballooned. The pilot corrected by pushing forward on the yoke, and the airplane touched down on the runway and bounced multiple times before the nose landing gear collapsed. The airplane skidded to a stop on the runway and came to rest on the lower fuselage and left wing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 23, 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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/19/2019
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/18/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 91 hours (Total, all aircraft), 84 hours (Total, this make and model), 29 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 26 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4705Q
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 152-85053
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/06/2019, Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 19041.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235
Registered Owner: US Aviation Group Llc
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operator: US Aviation Group Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGLE, 839 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 262°
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: 30.28 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sherman/Dennison, TX (GYI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mineola, TX (JDD)
Type of Clearance:VFR
Departure Time: 1200 CST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: North Texas Rgnl/Perrin Field (GYI)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 749 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 33.714167, -96.674444 (est)

Sikorsky S-61N, N908CH: Accident occurred April 20, 2020 - Camp Dwyer, Helmand, Afghanistan

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N908CH


Location: Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

Accident Number: DCA20LA100
Date & Time: 04/20/2020, 0800 LCL
Registration: N908CH
Aircraft: Sikorsky S61
Injuries: 3 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

On 20 April, 2020, at approximately 0800 local time, a Sikorsky S-61N, N908CH, experienced a loss of control in flight and rolled on its side during an emergency landing at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan. The three crew members onboard were seriously injured and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 135 as a cargo flight under contract to the Department of Defense.

In accordance with ICAO Annex 13, the NTSB accepted delegation of the investigation from the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Sikorsky
Registration: N908CH
Model/Series:S61 N 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: CHI Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Serious
Latitude, Longitude:

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N82278: Incident occurred April 19, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

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

"The airplane was shutoff and after getting fuel during several failed hand props got flooded. Magnetos indicated off, fuel off, throttle wide open and hand propped backward to clear the flooded cylinders. The propeller kicked forward and started due to a failed switch. The airplane almost killed me as I was standing in front of it full throttle while chocked. It took brief flight until it ran out of fuel, then landed and ground looped."

https://registry.faa.gov/N82278

Date: 19-APR-20
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N82278
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

Beech 1900C, N113AX: Incident occurred April 18, 2020 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft aborted takeoff after striking or running over previously struck runway lights.

Alaska Central Express Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N113AX

Date: 18-APR-20
Time: 13:10:00Z
Regis#: N113AX
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 1900
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: ALASKA CENTRAL EXPRESS
Flight Number: AER145
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, N88TG: Accident occurred April 18, 2020 at Buckland Airport (PABL), Alaska

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

N88TG LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N88TG

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA044
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Buckland, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA31, registration: N88TG

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 18-APR-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N88TG
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: CANDLE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 150G, N4781X: Incident occurred April 19, 2020 in Carlsbad, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft made an emergency landing on the beach.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4781X

Date: 19-APR-20
Time: 00:42:00Z
Regis#: N4781X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CARLSBAD
State: CALIFORNIA

Loss of Control in Flight: Eagle DW-1, N8810T; accident occurred April 18, 2020 at Platte Valley Airpark (18V), Hudson, Weld County, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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/N8810T







View of damage to the upper left wing.
Federal Aviation Administration

Location: Hudson, CO
Accident Number: CEN20CA151
Date & Time: 04/18/2020, 1245 MDT
Registration:N8810T 
Aircraft: Eagle EAGLE DW 1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Banner Tow 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped biplane had completed a banner tow flight and had dropped the banner at its designated location. He subsequently entered the traffic pattern and approached to land with a right crosswind. During the landing roll, the airplane weathervaned, exited the right side of the runway and entered the soft grass surface that bordered the runway. The airplane nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the left upper wing, the vertical stabilizer and the rudder. The pilot reported no preaccident anomalies with the airplane that could have contributed to the accident.

The pilot reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 360° at 8 knots. The airplane landed on runway 33. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Single
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 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:04/02/2019 
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:04/20/2019 
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1151.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 81.9 hours (Total, this make and model), 1032 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 39.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eagle
Registration: N8810T
Model/Series: EAGLE DW 1 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: DW-1-0064-82
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/08/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4856 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-M1B5D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 300 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDEN, 5414 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 173°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 14000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hudson, CO (18V)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hudson, CO (18V)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1250 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PLATTE VALLEY AIRPARK (18V)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4965 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used:33 
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 4100 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 40.102778, -104.701111 (est)

Socata TB20 Trinidad, N711RP: Accident occurred April 17, 2020 at Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD), Charlotte County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

Arsala Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N711RP

Date: 17-APR-20
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N711RP
Aircraft Make: SOCATA
Aircraft Model: TM20
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUNTA GORDA
State: FLORIDA

Abnormal Runway Contact: Lancair Super ES, N855SH; accident occurred April 19, 2020 at Merritt Island Airport (KCOI), Brevard County, Florida

View of firewall damage 

View of engine mount 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/N855SH


Location: Merritt Island, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA153
Date & Time: 04/19/2020, 1115 EDT
Registration: N855SH
Aircraft: LANCAIR SUPER ES
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the airplane reported that, while on the final approach to land, the airplane may have been a little fast. When the airplane touched down on the runway it porpoised and resulted in separation of the nose gear. The airplane impacted the runway surface and veered off the runway onto the adjacent grass.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mount.

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
Age: 57, Female
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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/21/2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/27/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3575 hours (Total, all aircraft), 24 hours (Total, this make and model), 1304 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:LANCAIR 
Registration:N855SH 
Model/Series: SUPER ES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2020 
Amateur Built:Yes 
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 059
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/20/2020, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 26 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550N
Registered Owner: Sarah Henderson
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: Sarah Henderson
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: COF, 8 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1156 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 145°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:None 
Destination: Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Type of Clearance:None 
Departure Time:1030 EDT 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Merritt Island (COI)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3601 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 28.341667, -80.685556 (est)




A small single-engine experimental aircraft skidded off the runway after landing at Merritt Island Airport on Sunday. No one was injured. 

The incident was reported at about 11:15 a.m. at Runway 29 the airport, located at 900 Airport Road. Authorities said the nose gear on a Lancair Super ES aircraft collapsed during the landing. 

The aircraft — registered to a resident out of Cocoa Beach — reportedly ran off the end of the runway and into a nearby grassy area. 

The pilot onboard the airplane refused further treatment.

The incident is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

https://www.floridatoday.com

Van's RV-6, N401TC: Incident occurred April 19, 2020 at Hudson Valley Regional Airport (KPOU), Town of Wappinger, Dutchess County, New York -and- Incident occurred February 03, 2019 at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

April 19, 2020:  Aircraft landed and lost directional control for unknown reasons and veered off runway ending up with nose down.

https://registry.faa.gov/N401TC

Date: 19-APR-20
Time: 15:59:00Z
Regis#: N401TC
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POUGHKEEPSIE
State: NEW YORK

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut

February 03, 2019: Veered off the runway, taxiway lights damaged.


Date: 03-FEB-19
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N401TC
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: RV 6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DANBURY
State: CONNECTICUT