Friday, May 15, 2020

Cessna 182H Skylane, N94HD: Incident occurred May 14, 2020 at Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), Mercer County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft experienced an engine fire while parked on the ramp preparing for departure. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N94HD

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N94HD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: TRENTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Rans S-6ES Coyote II, N614JS: Incident occurred May 15, 2020 at Moundridge Municipal Airport (47K), McPherson County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft on departure and crosswind pushed into a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N614JS

Date: 15-MAY-20
Time: 01:15:00Z
Regis#: N614JS
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNDRIDGE
State: KANSAS

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N737EM: Incident occurred May 14, 2020 in Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft experienced engine failure and landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N737EM

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 14:40:00Z
Regis#: N737EM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LOS LUNAS
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N63931: Accident occurred May 14, 2020 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona



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

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N63931


Location: Tucson, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20LA147
Date & Time: 05/14/2020, 0950 MST
Registration: N63931
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation 

On May 14, 2020, about 0950 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172P airplane, N63931, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Tucson, Arizona. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial survey flight.

The pilot reported that about 3 hours and 50 minutes into the flight the engine began to sputter. The pilot verified the fuel selector was in the "both" position, checked the magnetos, and pushed the mixture full forward. He pumped the throttle and was able to get a surge in engine power, but it would not sustain. He initiated a forced landing onto a roadway, however, during landing, the airplane encountered a downdraft and landed short of the road.

Local law enforcement reported that the fuel selector was in the "both" position. The left fuel tank was empty and the right fuel tank contained "a large quantity of fuel".

The airplane has been recovered to a secure location for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N63931
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Skylens LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TUS, 2643 ft msl
Observation Time: 0953 MST
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / -3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tucson, AZ (TUS)
Destination: Tucson, AZ (TUS)

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: 32.251389, -110.705556 (est)

Downer Bellanca 14-19-3 Cruisemaster, N7649E: Incident occurred May 14, 2020 at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (KEWN), New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Bearcat Enterprises LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7649E

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N7649E
Aircraft Make: DOWNER
Aircraft Model: 1419
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW BERN
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N5454E: Fatal accident occurred May 14, 2020 in Nuiqsut, Alaska

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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N5454E


Location: Nuiqsut, AK
Accident Number: ANC20LA046
Date & Time: 05/14/2020, 2200 AKD
Registration: N5454E
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

On May 14, 2020, about 2200 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N5454E sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident about 72 miles northwest of Nuiqsut, Alaska. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 on-demand passenger flight.

The flight was being operated by Webster's Flying Service as a day, visual flight rules flight to support a research project being conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The airplane had departed Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska on Wednesday May 13, 2020 and was repositioned to a cabin located on Teshekpuk Lake, North Slope Borough, Alaska in support of the project.

According to the passenger, the "Old Gnarl Cabin," located on the northwest corner of Teshekpuk Lake, was being used as a remote arctic research facility and their base of operations. One flight had been completed earlier in the day and returned to the Old Gnarl Cabin at about 1700 Alaska daylight time. After dinner, the pilot checked the weather via satellite internet and filed an FAA flight plan. About 2000, they departed for multiple off-airport landing sites located in the vicinity of Teshekpuk Lake. Upon their return, they elected to fly over the North Slope Borough Wildlife Cabin located on the northern shore of Teshekpuk Lake and assess the area as a possible landing site. The cabin was overflown at an altitude estimated to be 200-300 ft above ground level (AGL) and the area was determined to be unsuitable for landing. He said that after overflying the cabin, they entered a left turn for the 4-mile flight back to the Old Gnarl Cabin and subsequently impacted the ground. Following the accident, the passenger manually activated the airplane's emergency locator transmitter and sent a distress signal via his Garmin inReach satellite communicator. The passenger stated that the pilot had not voiced any concerns before the accident regarding any preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation.

The airplane impacted on its left side in a nose low attitude and came to rest inverted in an area of flat snow-covered terrain. An area believed to be the initial impact site was marked by disturbed snow and small wreckage debris. The propeller separated from the engine's crankshaft and was located within the debris path.

Wreckage recovery efforts are pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5454E
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Webster James M
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAQT, 45 ft msl
Observation Time: 0553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 72 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 700 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.43 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Nuiqsut, AK
Destination: Nuiqsut, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 70.735278, -153.737778 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


In August 2019, pilot Jim Webster of Webster’s Flying Service in Fairbanks found a 40-year-old plastic disc released in 1979 to determine the fate of oil spilled in northern Alaska. 
https://www.adn.com


Ben Jones shows off a plastic disc researchers released on northern sea ice 40 summers ago.  Pilot Jim Webster working with Ben Jones found it in August 2019, not far from where it was released. 
http://www.newsminer.com


The pilot of a charter plane is dead after crashing near Teshekpuk Lake southeast of Utqiagvik Thursday night. 

The North Slope Borough Search and Rescue Department received a distress signal between 9 p.m. and midnight, said spokesman DJ Fauske. Fauske said pilot Jim Webster of Fairbanks charter company Webster’s Flying Service died in the crash.

Fauske said rescuers found one passenger alive: Ben Jones, a researcher with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering. A rescue helicopter brought Jones to Utqiagvik. 

“Ben is recovering in Utqiagvik at our hospital there, with multiple fractures,” Fauske said. “[He’s] expected to recover, but obviously severely injured.”

Fauske said Jones and Webster were the only two on the plane. 

Fauske said the National Transportation Safety Board is coordinating an investigation into the crash with the North Slope Borough. Flying conditions were very bad and foggy when the distress beacon was received. 

Fauske says it was important that Webster had a special international beacon that was compatible with the borough’s search and rescue equipment. 

“They were able to locate them because of that device,” Fauske said. “Without that device, it was still bright out since it’s that time of year, but it would be very difficult.”

North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower thanked search and rescue for recovering Jones, and he sent prayers to Webster’s family.

https://www.alaskapublic.org


Pilot Jim Webster, of Webster’s Flying Service, stands next to a tundra boulder about four miles inland from the Beaufort Sea coast. 
https://news.uaf.edu


A pilot died and another man was injured in a plane crash late Thursday night on Alaska’s North Slope, authorities said Friday.

Jim Webster, of Webster’s Flying Service in Fairbanks, died in the crash near Teshekpuk Lake Observatory, said D.J. Fauske, the North Slope Borough director of government and external affairs. The crash site is about 30 miles southwest of the lake, which is about 80 miles southeast of Utqiagvik.

Ben Jones with the Institute of Northern Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was the lone passenger onboard the chartered flight, Fauske said.

“Ben is recovering at Utqiagvik hospital with multiple bone fractures but expected to recover,” Fauske said.

The borough’s search and rescue responded Thursday night in "horrible foggy conditions," Fauske said.

Utqiagvik is the nation’s northernmost community, located about 700 miles north of Anchorage.

Fauske said the crash is under investigation.

Clint Johnson with the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska confirmed the borough’s details. The agency is leading the investigation. He said the accident occurred at about 8 p.m.

https://www.adn.com

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow, N52CL: Incident occurred May 12, 2020 at Kearney Regional Airport (KEAR), Buffalo County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft on landing veered off runway and gear collapsed.

Haire Aero LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N52CL

Date: 12-MAY-20
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N52CL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KEARNEY
State: NEBRASKA

Cessna 210M Centurion, N6735M: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 in Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6735M

Date: 13-MAY-20
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N6735M
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: LUMBERTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV, N8265S: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 at Airlake Airport (KLVN), Dakota County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft incurred propeller strike on landing.

Thunderbird Aircraft Company

https://registry.faa.gov/N8265S

Date: 13-MAY-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N8265S
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Bell OH-58C Kiowa, N183MP: Accident occurred May 14, 2020 in Livingston, Columbia County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albany, New York

Air One Mobility Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N183MP


NTSB Identification: ERA20CA184
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Livingston, NY
Aircraft: BELL OH-58C, registration: N183MP

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.

Rotorcraft hovering over cherry trees to keep frost from forming and crashed in a field when tail rotor struck a tree.

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 07:50:00Z
Regis#: N183MP
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: OH58C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: LIVINGSTON
State: NEW YORK





LIVINGSTON — A helicopter flying low to prevent frost from forming on fruit trees at Klein’s Kill Fruit Farms went down early Thursday morning in Livingston, according to Livingston Fire Chief Paul Jahns IV.

Two men in the helicopter, the pilot and a passenger, were not injured in the crash, according to state police Public information Officer Aaron Hicks.

Livingston firefighters and Northern Dutchess Paramedics were dispatched by Columbia County 911 to an area near 115 Cold Spring Road around 3:29 a.m. after the crash was reported by an employee of Klein’s Kill Farm, state police said.

Firefighters were able to locate the downed rotorcraft in a field off Kilbar Road, around 700 feet from where the fire company was dispatched, Jahns said.

The  Bell OH-58C Kiowa was working in Klein’s Kill Fruit Farms’ orchards, attempting to keep frost from forming on their trees, according to an accident report by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The rotorcraft was hovering over cherry trees when a tail rotor on the helicopter struck a tree, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the crash along with members of the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Livingston barracks.

The helicopter is owned by Air One Mobility Inc of Kingston. The company operates from the Kingston Ulster Airport, state police said.

Klein’s Kill Fruit Farms rents helicopters that fly above the apple trees to prevent freezing, said owner Russ Bartolotta.

The helicopters create a temperature inversion by bringing warm air from above down to surface level, warming the trees by 3 to 5 degrees, Bartolotta said.

The use of helicopters saved the Klein’s Kill apple crop in 2012, Bartolotta said.

Apples are at a crucial stage in their development, and temperatures as low as 25 degrees could wipe out the crop, Bartolotta said.

Air One Mobility is a nonprofit company funded by donations, according to the company’s website.

The company’s goal is to honor those who served in the military by restoring and maintaining Vietnam-era helicopters to airworthy flight condition so they can be flown and displayed at air shows, memorials, ceremonies and other special events.

https://www.hudsonvalley360.com

Beech A36TC Bonanza, N136TC: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 at Madera Municipal Airport (KMAE), Madera County, California

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N136TC

Date: 13-MAY-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N136TC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MADERA
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N29MG: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 at Dubois Regional Airport (KDUJ), Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Aircraft on landing veered off runway and struck a runway light.

Southern Airways Express

https://registry.faa.gov/N29MG

Date: 13-MAY-20
Time: 15:31:00Z
Regis#: N29MG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHERN AIRWAYS EXPRESS
City: DUBOIS
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Mooney M20J 201, N201HH: Accident occurred May 13, 2020 near Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N201HH



Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20LA144
Date & Time: 05/13/2020, 0842 MST
Registration: N201HH
Aircraft: Mooney M20J
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On May 13, 2020, about 0842 mountain standard time, a Mooney M20J airplane, N201HH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT), Deer Valley, Arizona. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the purpose of the flight was to observe the airplane's performance following a propeller overhaul that was completed about 2 weeks prior. The pilot performed two initial ground runs prior to the accident, but was unable to achieve maximum takeoff rpm on either occasion. Following each ground run, the pilot would return the airplane to his hangar where an airframe and powerplant mechanic would make adjustments to the propeller governor.

On the day of the accident, the pilot departed with the mechanic onboard and observed 2,580 rpm on the tachometer as he climbed to 6,000 ft mean sea level. He then leveled off and retarded the throttle to 2,500 rpm. After observing a stable cruise power setting for several minutes, they decided to return to DVT. However, almost immediately the engine advanced to 2,850 rpm without any intervention from the pilot who promptly retarded the propeller lever until he observed 15 inches Hg on the manifold pressure gauge. At this time, the engine continued to function, but it sounded erratic and could not be manipulated by throttle movement.

They were about 2.5 nm from the airport and in a descent when they encountered catastrophic engine failure and lost all power. The pilot selected a landing area with minimal vegetation and deployed the landing gear. During touchdown, the airplane landed hard and slid before it came to rest in a shallow gulley.

The airplane and engine were recovered for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney
Registration:N201HH 
Model/Series: M20J No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No 
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: , 1478 ft msl
Observation Time: 0853 MST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:Calm / , 
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.685556, -112.065556






PHOENIX — A small plane crashed in the desert near an airport in north Phoenix on Wednesday, authorities said. 

The Phoenix Fire Department said firefighters responded to reports of an aircraft down near Seventh Street and Deer Valley Drive, right down the street from Deer Valley Airport. 

Two people were found inside the plane. They were both found in stable condition and were evaluated on scene by firefighters. 

They refused to be taken to a hospital, the department said. 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport spokesman Gregory Roybal told Telemundo that the aircraft was a Mooney M20J 201. 

No other information, including the cause of the crash or the identities of those involved, was immediately known. 

https://www.12news.com

Piper PA-28RT-201, N2903T: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 at Monroe County Airport (KMNV), Madisonville, Tennessee

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

F F F Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2903T

Date: 13-MAY-20
Time: 17:07:00Z
Regis#: N2903T
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: MADISONVILLE
State: TENNESSEE

Maule M-7-260C Orion, N269WF: Incident occurred May 10, 2020 - Wien Lake, Alaska

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

Aircraft incurred a propeller strike on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N269WF

Date: 10-MAY-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N269WF
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WIEN LAKE
State: ALASKA

Cirrus SR22 GTS Turbo, N162SR: Incident occurred May 13, 2020 in Merced County, California

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road due to engine issues.

CRS Partners LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N162SR

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 06:03:00Z
Regis#: N162SR
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MERCED
State: CALIFORNIA

Sindlinger HH-1 Hawker Hurricane Scale Replica, N920BT: Incident occurred May 12, 2020 at Northeast Florida Regional Airport (KSGJ), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N920BT

Date: 12-MAY-20
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N920BT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SINDLINGER HURRICANE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N6208C: Incident occurred May 11, 2020 at Martin State Airport (KMTN), Baltimore County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike.

Mustang Sally Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6208C

Date: 11-MAY-20
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N6208C
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: BALTIMORE
State: MARYLAND

Piper PA-34-220T Seneca III, N134DS: Incident occurred May 12, 2020 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed.

Coneburripul Corp

https://registry.faa.gov/N134DS

Date: 12-MAY-20
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N134DS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Zenair CH 701 STOL, N701GJ: Incident occurred May 12, 2020 in Socorro, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft experienced engine failure and landed on a road.

https://registry.faa.gov/N701GJ

Date: 12-MAY-20
Time: 14:25:00Z
Regis#: N701GJ
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: 701
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SOCORRO
State: NEW MEXICO

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, N887SP: Fatal accident occurred May 12, 2020 in Miramar, Broward County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida 
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N887SP


Location: Hollywood, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA177
Date & Time: 05/12/2020, 0900 EDT
Registration: N887SP
Aircraft: Piper PA34
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On May 12, 2020, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-34-200, N887SP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hollywood, Florida. The flight instructor was seriously injured, and the student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the flight instructor, they departed North Perry Airport (HWO), Hollywood, Florida, for the practice area which was located about 14 miles west of HWO. He stated that halfway to the practice area "the right engine failed." He followed the engine checklist and secured the right engine, then communicated with the HWO control tower relaying the engine failure while turning the airplane back toward HWO. He stated that the airplane was unable to maintain altitude and positioned the airplane to land on a city street. While descending across a major intersection, the airplane struck powerlines, impacted a residential road, and slid about 750 ft before striking a tree on the right side of the road. The flight instructor stated he was exiting the airplane when an explosion occurred and a postcrash fire ensued.

Examination of the accident site by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector and a representative from the airframe manufacturer revealed that the airplane came to rest upright on the right side of a road near a commercial building. All major components of the airplane were accounted for and the postcrash fire consumed most of the cockpit, cabin, and right wing. The left wing had separated during the impact and was located near the main wreckage.

Initial postaccident examination of the airframe and engines by an FAA inspector and manufacturer representatives revealed no evidence of any preimpact failures or malfunctions.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N887SP
Model/Series: PA34 200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
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: HWO, 9 ft msl
Observation Time:1317 UTC 
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 19 knots, 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Destination: Hollywood, FL (HWO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: On-Ground
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 25.993056, -80.294722 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.


Andres Bastidas
Flight Instructor 

Mark Daniel Scott
Pilot Under Instruction
Caribbean Aviation Training Center
March 13th, 2017 
"Congratulations are in order! Mark Scott completed his first solo flight on March 12th, 2017. Now he's off to continue preparing for his Private Pilot License. We're so proud of all our students and their hard work." 




MIRAMAR, Florida – A flight instructor who was critically injured Tuesday in a plane crash in Miramar was identified by executives at Wayman Aviation Academy as Andres Bastidas.

Bastidas has been transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that include burns.

Authorities said a pilot under instruction, identified as Mark Daniel Scott, 25, died at the scene on the south side of Pembroke Road near the corner of Hiatus Road.

What’s left of the plane is now in a nearby hangar until members of the National Transportation Safety Board can come down to investigate and determine the probable cause of the accident. That might not happen any time soon because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Executives at the flight school say both men were passionate aviators and loved their craft.

According to authorities, Bastidas and Scott were on a routine training flight Tuesday morning when their Piper PA-34-200 Seneca crashed and burst into flames in Miramar.

Dash camera video from a passing driver shows their plane flying dangerously low, clipping power lines seconds before crashing.

“I saw the plane hit the ground,” witness Cedric Jackson said.

The plane departed from North Perry Airport shortly before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said the men notified the tower they were returning back to the airport before they crashed.

“When it burst up into flames, I felt the heat on my back as if someone had a lighter just sitting there on my shirt. The heat was that close to my back,” Jackson said.

Eddy Luy, the vice president of the Wayman Aviation Academy, which the plane was registered to, said Scott and Bastidas had only been in the air for a short period of time before the crash, and that they were both experienced.

He said Scott only had months left of training to complete.

Authorities said a landscaper who was working in the area when the accident took place was hit by debris, but was not seriously injured.

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Mark and Rachel Scott


(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Pilot Mark Daniel Scott’s death has been described as a major loss for young aspiring Jamaican aviators.

The 25-year-old Wolmer’s Boys alumnus died in a plane crash in south Florida Tuesday morning after the Piper PA-34-200 Seneca he was flying developed mechanical problems, crashing near the southside of Pembroke Road in Florida.

His flight instructor, who was with him, is still hospitalized with ­serious injuries.

The aircraft was operated by the Wayman Aviation Academy.

“He started his career with us at Caribbean Aviation, and he was like my son. In fact, anyone would want to have him as a son,” a ­solemn Captain Errol Stewart, operator of the Jamaican flight school, Caribbean Aviation Training Centre, told The Gleaner Tuesday evening.

His voice cracking from pain, Stewart said that Scott was focused, disciplined, and on the path to a promising future. But “life has way of throwing you a curveball,” he lamented.

YEARNING FOR OPPORTUNITIES

The aviation instructor said it was the yearning for opportunities for self-development that drove Scott to move to Florida with his wife, Rachelle, who recently got her commercial pilot license.

“Those are the struggles we are having here,” said Stewart, noting the difficulties to keep local talent in Jamaica.

Scott was at an advanced stage of becoming a commercial pilot.

On Tuesday morning as he took off on what turned out to be his final flight, his wife of three years awaited his return at the school. The couple resided in Miramar.

“If one is flying, the other one is waiting. They had a bond that was second to none,” Stewart stated, adding that as painful as the loss would be to Scott’s wife, his parents would be just as devastated.

Mark was the son of Dr Paul Scott, a pulmonologist based at the University Hospital of the West Indies, and Dr Angela Scott, a haematologist.

“He was an example of a great son. I know what they are going through.”

According to multiple reports, Scott and his instructor took off from the North Perry Airport, located about three miles from the crash site, shortly before 9 a.m.

Scott is reported to have advised air traffic controllers at the airport that he was trying to get back.

However, when he tried ­landing the plane on the south side of Pembroke Road, the tail of the plane clipped power wires, ­crash-landed, and burst into flames.

Dr Allan Cunningham, the Southern region area Global Diaspora Council member, said he has been in constant touch with the family and described the situation as “truly sad”.

Dash-camera footage showed the badly damaged plane against a tree near a Chase bank.

A third person on the ground was injured by debris and treated at the scene.

The vice-president of Wayman Aviation, Eddy Luy, said that Scott had been training with the flight academy for about a year and was about to complete his training.

Luy was quoted by CBS Miami as saying: “They had some ­trouble, ­followed all emergency ­procedures, but it seems like chance was not with them this morning.”

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