Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Cessna 320D Skyknight, N372J: Incident occurred May 10, 2020 at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton (KPDT), Umatilla County, Oregon

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

Aircraft landed, gear collapsed and veered off runway.

Compass Rose Services Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N372J

Date: 10-MAY-20
Time: 16:42:00Z
Regis#: N372J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PENDLETON
State: OREGON

Mooney M20J 201, N201XP: Incident occurred May 08, 2020 at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

Batesville Delivery Service LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N201XP

Date: 08-MAY-20
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N201XP
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-46-500TP Malibu Meridian, N720MA: Incident occurred May 09, 2020 at Austin Executive Airport (KEDC), Travis County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.

N720MA LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N720MA

Date: 09-MAY-20
Time: 02:05:00Z
Regis#: N720MA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AUSTIN
State: TEXAS

Cessna TR182, N73VX: Incident occurred May 08, 2020 at Craig-Moffat Airport (KCAG), Moffat County -and- Accident occurred July 24, 2012 at Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS), Routt County - Colorado

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

May 08, 2020: Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

http://registry.faa.gov/N73VX

Date: 08-MAY-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N73VX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TR182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CRAIG
State: COLORADO

July 24, 2012


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

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


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


Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN12LA473
Date & Time: 07/24/2012, 1230 MDT
Registration: N73VX
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that he inadvertently landed without extending the landing gear. He noted that he did not hear the landing gear warning horn until the airplane was in the landing flare. The airplane slid on its lower fuselage approximately 1,200 feet before it struck a runway edge identifier light and a lighted taxiway sign. The pilot noted that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

According to a mechanic who responded to the accident site, the landing gear position handle was found in the "UP" position. The landing gear warning horn sounded, although faintly, when the master power switch was turned on. The landing gear fully extended into the down-and-locked position after the airplane was lifted off the ground and the landing gear handle was placed in the "DOWN" position. With the landing gear fully extended, the green landing gear position light illuminated and the warning horn stopped sounding. The postaccident examination did not reveal any mechanical anomalies or failures with the landing gear extension system.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Gear extension and retract sys - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

On July 24, 2012, at 1230 mountain daylight time, a Cessna model TR182 airplane, N73VX, was substantially damaged during a wheels-up landing at Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS), Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Steamboat Springs Flying Club, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 while on an instrument flight rule (IFR) flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight that originated from Rangely Airport (4V0), Rangely, Colorado, about 1100.

The pilot reported that he canceled his IFR flight plan after the airplane had descended beneath the cloud ceiling during his instrument approach to runway 32 (4,452 feet by 100 feet, asphalt). He then proceeded to land without extending the landing gear. The pilot reported that he did not hear the landing gear warning horn until the airplane was in the landing flare. The airplane slid on its lower fuselage approximately 1,200 feet before it struck a runway edge identifier light and a lighted taxiway sign. The lower fuselage was substantially damaged during the wheels-up landing. The pilot noted that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.

According to a mechanic who responded to the accident site, the landing gear position handle was found in the "UP" position. The landing gear warning horn sounded, although faintly heard, when the master power switch was turned-on. The landing gear fully extended into the down-and-locked position after the airplane was lifted off the ground and the landing gear handle was placed in the "DOWN" position. With the landing gear fully extended, the green landing gear position light illuminated and the warning horn stopped sounding. The postaccident examination did not reveal any mechanical anomalies or failures with the landing gear extension system.

At 1233, the airport's automatic weather observing station reported the following weather conditions: wind from 220 degrees at 8 knots, visibility 10 miles, broken ceiling 12,000 feet above ground level, temperature 27 degrees Celsius, dew point 04 degrees Celsius, altimeter 30.21 inches of mercury.

History of Flight

Landing  
Landing gear not configured (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 42, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Seatbelt, Shoulder harness
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/18/2009
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/27/2012
Flight Time:  525 hours (Total, all aircraft), 224 hours (Total, this make and model), 380 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N73VX
Model/Series: TR182
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: R18201011
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/02/2011, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2584 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-L3C5D
Registered Owner: Steamboat Springs Flying Club, LLC
Rated Power: 235 hp
Operator: Steamboat Springs Flying Club, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSBS, 6882 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1233 MDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rangely, CO (4V0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Steamboat Springs, CO (KSBS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1100 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 6882 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4452 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: 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: 40.516389, -106.866389 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: North American SNJ-6 Texan, N3238G; accident occurred May 08, 2020 at Boerne Stage Field Airport (5C1), Kendall County, Texas

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N3238G


Location: San Antonio, TX
Accident Number: CEN20CA176
Date & Time: 05/08/2020, 1055 CDT
Registration: N3238G
Aircraft: North American SNJ
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he had just completed a landing in a tailwheel equipped airplane, and he noticed the wind began to shift. He then elected to conduct another wheel landing. The pilot stated he landed on runway 17, on centerline, and that as he lowered the tail, the airplane experienced a strong pull to the right. He was unable to keep the airplane from departing the runway and as he reduced the throttle, the airplane entered a ground loop.

The airplane's right main landing gear collapsed, and the wing and propeller struck the ground. Substantial damage was noted to the right wing. A review of the weather conditions about the time of the accident noted wind at 330° at 3 kts, and 20 minutes later, the wind was reported as 360° at 11 kts with gusts to 17 kts.

The accident is consistent with the pilot's loss of control during landing. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 46
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/24/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/22/2019
Flight Time:  4296 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model), 5296 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 142 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 63 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American
Registration: N3238G
Model/Series: SNJ 6
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 112348
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tailwheel
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time: 706.1 Hours
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: Adams Terry D
Rated Power:
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: K5C1
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1615 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3700 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 17 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Precipitation
Departure Point: San Antonio, TX (5C1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: San Antonio, TX (5C1)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  CDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Boerne Stage Field Airport (5C1)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1384 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5006 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

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: 29.723333, -98.694444 (est)

Ayres S2R-G1 Thrush, N2245S: Accidents occurred May 09, 2020 and September 24, 2018 at Imperial County Airport (KIPL), California

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

May 09, 2020:  Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2245S

Date: 09-MAY-20
Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N2245S
Aircraft Make: AYRES CROP
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: IMPERIAL
State: CALIFORNIA

September 24, 2018: Aircraft crashed while landing.

Date: 24-SEP-18
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N2245S
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R G1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: IMPERIAL
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 1900C, N31704: Accident occurred May 08, 2020 at San Antonio International Airport (KSAT), Texas

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

Additional Participating Entities: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas
Ameriflight; DFW Airport, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Pratt & Whitney Canada; Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N31704


Location: San Antonio, TX

Accident Number: CEN20LA175
Date & Time: 05/08/2020, 2050 CDT
Registration: N31704
Aircraft: Beech 1900
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On May 8, 2020, about 2050 central daylight time, a Beechcraft 1900C, N31704, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near San Antonio, Texas. The airline transport pilot sustained no injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 cargo flight, as Ameriflight 1829.

The operator reported that the flight departed the Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP), Corpus Christi, Texas, at 2004 with 631 lbs of cargo and a fuel load of 2,800 lbs. During the initial climb, the captain selected the landing gear handle to the UP position to retract the landing gear. The attempt was unsuccessful, and the captain attempted to cycle the landing gear handle once more yielding the same result. Following the second unsuccessful gear retraction, the captain elected to leave the landing gear handle in the DOWN position and continued to the San Antonio International Airport (SAT), San Antonio, Texas, where more services would be available if needed. The airplane climbed to 8,000 ft mean sea level and cruised below the maximum landing gear extended speed (VLE).

As the captain began to prepare for arrival at SAT, he retrieved the arrival automatic terminal information service (ATIS). The ATIS was reporting gusting winds out of the north, clear skies, and runway 4 as the active arrival runway. The captain began the descent toward the airport and air traffic control cleared the airplane for the visual approach to runway 4. The pilot entered a dogleg right base and completed the before landing checklist noting three green lights and no red lights, which indicated the landing gear was down, locked, and safe for landing.

The airplane touched down around the aiming point marker on runway 4. As the main landing gear touched down on the dry concrete, the left main landing gear collapsed, the red unsafe light in the landing gear handle illuminated, and was followed by an aural horn indicating the landing gear was now unlocked and unsafe for landing. Simultaneously, the airplane began to dip toward the left, causing the left wing tip to contact the runway. The impact on the airplane resulted in the airplane's momentum taking the airplane from the runway centerline off the runway and into the grass area several thousand ft from the runway 4 threshold. Once the airplane came to a complete stop, the captain shutdown all power to the airplane and exited through the main entry air stairs.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing as shown in figure 1.

Figure 1 – View of the substantial damage sustained to the left wing (courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration).

A postaccident damage assessment by the operator revealed that the left main landing gear brace was fractured as shown in figure 2.

Figure 2 – View of the left main landing gear drag brace (courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration). The fractured areas are located within the red circle.

The operator reported that the airplane's weight at the time of the accident was 14,381 lbs (the airplane's maximum gross weight is 17,120 lbs).

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N31704
Model/Series: 1900 C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Ameriflight, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Other Operator of Large Aircraft
Operator Does Business As: Ameriflight
Operator Designator Code: JIKA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSAT, 789 ft msl
Observation Time: 0051 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 21 knots, 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Corpus Christi, TX (CRP)
Destination: San Antonio, TX (SAT)

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: 29.523611, -98.469444 (est)

Cessna 210 N, N550WC: Incident occurred May 09, 2020 at Jonesboro Municipal Airport (KJBR), Craighead County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

JDA Enterprises Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N550WC

Date: 09-MAY-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N550WC
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: JONESBORO
State: ARKANSAS

CSA SportCruiser, N154BF: Incident occurred May 09, 2020 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah

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

Aircraft landed in a marshy field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N154BF

Date: 09-MAY-20
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N154BF
Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT
Aircraft Model: SPORTCRUISER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT PLEASANT
State: UTAH