Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Beech D50 Twin Bonanza, N814JE: Incident occurred May 19, 2020 near Lee's Summit Municipal Airport (KLXT), Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 470 due to loss of power.

https://registry.faa.gov/N814JE

Date: 19-MAY-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N814JE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 50
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LEES SUMMIT
State: MISSOURI













LEE’S SUMMIT, Missouri — A metro freeway became a runway Tuesday afternoon when a pilot made an emergency landing on Interstate 470 in Lee’s Summit.

Officials say it was a close call and could have ended much worse. 

According to flight records, the small plane was only in the air for 3 minutes after taking off from the Lee’s Summit Municipal Airport. 

The Beech D50 Twin Bonanza suffered left engine failure and was trying to circle back to the airport — but the pilot quickly realized he couldn’t make it. 

With dozens of businesses, hundreds of homes and even a hospital, it’s very populated just south of the airport where the plane was airborne. So the pilot decided to put the plane down right on I-470. 

“My understanding is it was an imminent emergency,” Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Andy Bell said. “He had to make a decision now and for him to land on that section of roadway was his best option to potentially avoid some catastrophic collision elsewhere.”

Footage shot by one driver, seen in the video player above, shows the plane joining the flow of traffic near Douglas Street, coming to a stop right before the Douglas Road bridge. 

“Anytime you can land any type of aircraft on a major interstate and you can come out with zero injuries and no real issues it’s just short of a miracle,” Bell said.

Police said this is the third time a plane has had to land on this stretch of highway near the airport for one reason or another.

Thankfully, though, this landing had the best outcome it could have, with the wing only clipping a highway sign post.

The interstate was blocked up for several hours while officials worked to remove the plane from the road and get it back to airport property. 

The Federal Aviation Administration will now investigate what led to the reported engine failure. 

https://fox4kc.com

Lost of Control in Flight: Unregistered Lazair II and Uncertificated Pilot; accident occurred August 15, 2018 in Racine, Meigs County, Ohio

Main Wreckage
Federal Aviation Administration

Switch Positions 
Federal Aviation Administration






UPS Label and Tracking Receipt for NTSB 6120 Request Letter



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

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


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

Location: Racine, OH
Accident Number: CEN18LA338
Date & Time: 08/15/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration:UNREG 
Aircraft: LAZAIR II
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - 

On August 15, 2018, at 1700 eastern daylight time, an experimental Lazair II airplane, unregistered (previously C-IFRY), impacted terrain during an unknown phase of flight near Racine, Ohio. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The uncertificated pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that was not operating on a flight plan. The flight originated from an unknown location at an unknown time.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors from the Cincinnati Flight Standards District Office went to the scene and photo documented the accident site. An examination of the airplane was not performed. Photos showed that the left and right master switches were in the ON position and the fuel pump switch was in the OFF position. The wreckage and wreckage distribution were consistent with a steep nose-down impact attitude with no ground scarring preceding the wreckage. The pilot did not respond to correspondence from FAA inspectors and did not provide a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Pilot/Operator Aircraft Incident/Accident Report, form 6120.1, which had been sent to the pilot by the NTSB Investigator-in-Charge. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: None
Age: 27, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied:Unknown 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LAZAIR
Registration: UNREGESTERED
Model/Series: II
Aircraft Category: Ultralight
Year of Manufacture: 1984
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:
Serial Number: B032
Landing Gear Type: Tandem
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: JPX PUL 425
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: Unregistered
Rated Power: 26 hp
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: UNI, 766 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1815 EDT
Direction from Accident Site:
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: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination:
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Private (None)
Runway Surface Type:N/A 
Airport Elevation:577 ft 
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 38.978611, -81.909722 (est)

RACINE — A Lazair II experimental aircraft crashed on August 15th, 2018 in the area of Bashan Road and Tornado Road in Racine sending two people to the hospital via medical helicopter.

According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Gallipolis Post, the aircraft was piloted by Beau Diddle, 27, of Racine, with passenger Bryce Bowling, 29 of Pomeroy.

Both men sustained incapacitating injuries and were flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The aircraft was flying northbound when it reportedly lost power and crashed into a yard along Bashan Road. Ohio State Highway Patrol, Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Racine Volunteer Fire Department, Meigs EMS, Federal Aviation Administration, Meigs EMA and other first responders were on the scene. Two medical helicopters were also at the scene. According to a release, the roadway was closed for two hours as a result of the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

https://www.mydailyregister.com

RACINE, Ohio – A Lazair II aircraft crashed just off Bashan Road in the Tackerville area of Racine, Ohio.  Two people have been flown via Med Flight 3 and Med Flight 6 to Cabell-Huntington Hospital. The extent of their injuries has not been released. The call came in around just before 5 p.m. that the crash had taken place. Racine Fire Department responded to the scene along with Meigs EMS and Meigs EMA. Additionally, Meigs County Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff Keith Wood were on scene. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Both lanes of the roadway were closed for approximately an hour and a half. They have since been reopened to traffic.

https://meigsindypress.com

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N323DH; accident occurred May 15, 2020 at Skwentna Airport (PASW), Alaska

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N323DH


Location: Skwentna, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA048
Date & Time: 05/15/2020, 1625 AKD
Registration:N323DH 
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot was landing the tailwheel and tundra tire-equipped airplane on a gravel surfaced runway. After touchdown, and as the airplane was rolling out in the three-point attitude, the airplane began to veer to the right. In an effort to correct for the veer, she applied left rudder and left brake but the airplane ground-looped to the right; subsequently, the left elevator impacted a runway edge light and the left wing struck the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left elevator and left wing. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot stated that the accident may have been prevented if she had been more proficient in the accident airplane.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Private
Age: 31, Female
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Sea; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/15/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/30/2019
Flight Time:  1848.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 12.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 248.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 46.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N323DH
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture:1963 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-7939
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/27/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4441 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: Kleinsmith Stacee F
Rated Power: 150 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: 0053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: 
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Skwentna, AK (SKW)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1515 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Skwentna (SKW)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 148 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3400 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: 61.966111, -151.195278

Piper PA-18-105, N5478H: Accident occurred May 16, 2020 at Farewell Airport (0AA4), Alaska

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5478H

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA047
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Aircraft: Piper PA 18, registration: N5478H

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 encountered wind gust on departure, veered off runway and into trees.

Date: 16-MAY-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N5478H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FAREWELL
State: ALASKA

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N53092: Incident occurred May 16, 2020 at Lake Hood Airport (PALH), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft on landing veered off runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N53092

Date: 16-MAY-20
Time: 01:14:00Z
Regis#: N53092
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

American Aviation AA-1A Trainer, N12YT: Accident occurred May 15, 2020 at Blythe Airport (KBLH), Riverside County, California

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

Aircraft lost control on takeoff and crashed. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N12YT

Date: 15-MAY-20
Time: 20:59:00Z
Regis#: N12YT
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN AVIATION
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BLYTHE
State: CALIFORNIA


The pilot of a single-engine aircraft lost control during takeoff and crashed into a field Friday afternoon in Blythe and received minor injuries.

The pilot took off from Blythe Airport and lost control during takeoff due to a gust of wind, according to Sgt. Dan Hinderliter of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The plane crashed about 2:05 p.m. in a field near the runway, Hinderliter said.

The pilot was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, according to Hinderliter.

https://mynewsla.com

Piper PA-34-200T, N223X: Incident occurred May 16, 2020 at Salinas Municipal Airport (KSNS), Monterey County, California

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N223X

Date: 16-MAY-20
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N223X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SALINAS
State: CALIFORNIA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 305F, N60537; accident occurred May 16, 2020 at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC), New Haven County, Connecticut

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N60537


Location: Oxford, CT
Accident Number: ERA20CA190
Date & Time: 05/16/2020, 1700 EDT
Registration: N60537
Aircraft: Cessna 305
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 tail-wheel equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane started to veer to the left, he corrected with right brake, the airplane then started to swerve, then ground looped to the right and the left wing struck the surface. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 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: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/27/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/14/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1025 hours (Total, all aircraft), 20 hours (Total, this make and model), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N60537
Model/Series: 305 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: AR-9
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/12/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 220 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-A4B5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 250 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: OXC, 726 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1651 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 20°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Oxford, CT (OXC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Oxford, CT (OXC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1545 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Waterbury-Oxford (OXC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 730 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5801 ft / 100 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: 41.478333, -73.135278 (est)

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N827PA: Accident occurred May 06, 2020 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), Osceola County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed hard.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N827PA

Date: 06-MAY-20
Time: 17:10:00Z
Regis#: N827PA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 1721
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Kolb Twinstar Mk III, N408K: Incident occurred May 14, 2020 at Flagler Executive Airport (KFIN), Palm Coast, Florida

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

Aircraft experienced a propeller strike on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N408K

Date: 14-MAY-20
Time: 18:14:00Z
Regis#: N408K
Aircraft Make: NEW KOLB AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: TWINSTAR MARK III
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PALM COAST
State: FLORIDA

Sport Flight Aviation Talon XP, N116TF: Accident occurred May 15, 2020 near Mountain Airpark (0GE5), Cleveland, White County, Georgia

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N116TF


NTSB Identification: ERA20CA186
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 15, 2020 in Cleveland, GA
Aircraft: SPORTFLIGHT AVIATION TALON XP, registration: N116TF

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 departed, lost power and crashed.

Date: 15-MAY-20
Time: 23:29:00Z
Regis#: N116TF
Aircraft Make: SPORTFLIGHT AVIATION
Aircraft Model: TALON XP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CLEVELAND
State: GEORGIA

Grumman American AA-5B Tiger, N74092: Incident occurred May 16, 2020 at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Georgia

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.

https://registry.faa.gov/N74092

Date: 16-MAY-20
Time: 14:58:00Z
Regis#: N74092
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 120, N120MZ; accident occurred May 15, 2020 in Chatham, Sangamon County, Illinois

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N120MZ

Location: Chatham, IL
Accident Number: CEN20CA182
Date & Time: 05/15/2020, 1520 CDT
Registration: N120MZ
Aircraft: Cessna 120
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot was conducting a visual flight rules (VFR) cross-country flight flying at 5,500 ft mean sea level (MSL) above a cloud layer, and airplane was not equipped with an attitude indicator or flight instruments to operate in instrument meteorological conditions. According to the pilot, the weather was forecast VFR at her destination. While en route, a cloud layer above her started lowering, so she descended to 5,000 ft MSL. The pilot could see blue sky between the layers when the two layers started coming together and the she inadvertently entered instrument meteorological conditions (IMC).

The pilot transitioned to an "inside instrument scan", turned on carburetor heat, and added full power to attempt to climb to find VFR conditions. After climbing 300 to 500 ft and about 5 minutes after entering the clouds, the pilot noticed a right turn had developed as confirmed on the heading indicator and her electronic flight device. The right turn became tighter, and the pilot recognized she was disoriented and descending. She elected to perform corrective action for a nose low unusual attitude and attempted to descend to visual flight conditions. The airplane broke out of the clouds about 1,500 ft above the ground (AGL) in a 25 to 30° right bank and 10 to 15° nose low.

The pilot recovered to level flight and added full power. The airplane would not accelerate above 60-65 knots in level flight and the pilot felt the rudder was ineffective. The pilot elected to conduct a precautionary landing to nearby field that was muddy due to recent rains. During the landing, the airplane flipped over when the wheels dug into the ground. Examination of the airplane revealed flight control continuity to all flight control surfaces and the carburetor heat selector was in the "on" position. The pilot reported the airplane was operating normally prior to entering IMC conditions. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 24, 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): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/21/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/07/2019
Flight Time:  2868 hours (Total, all aircraft), 92 hours (Total, this make and model), 1178 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 117 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N120MZ
Model/Series: 120 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 9226
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/17/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1451 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 28 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2675 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: C85 SERIES
Registered Owner: Mazzu Anthony J
Rated Power: 85 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: St Louis, MO (1H0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chicago, IL (06C)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR on top
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class E; Class G 

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: 39.704167, -89.717222 (est)








No injuries were reported after a small plane crashed Friday afternoon into an open field north of Chatham.

The plane crashed into a field north of Mansion Road near Wagon Ford Road around 3:19 p.m., Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell confirmed.

The 24-year-old female pilot and a 12-year-old female passenger were enroute from St. Louis to Chicago.

“She came on cloud cover and was not able to fly the plane on instruments,” Campbell said. “She dropped down below the cloud cover and evidently she was too low to the ground, and she had a crash landing in the field.”

Though the plane flipped over and ended up upside down in the wet field, both occupants emerged with no reported injuries.

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s office, Chatham police and fire departments and the Illinois State Police responded to the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident.

https://www.sj-r.com

Dynamic Rollover: Rotorway Exec 162F, N311RM; accident occurred May 16, 2020 in Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N311RM


Location: Rochester, IN
Accident Number: CEN20CA180
Date & Time: 05/16/2020, 1910 EDT
Registration: N311RM
Aircraft: ROTORWAY EXEC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Dynamic rollover
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The commercial pilot reported that he lost control of the helicopter during hover, which resulted in a dynamic rollover and main rotor damage. He attributed his inability to maintain control of the helicopter to a stronger than expected crosswind and that he had not flown a helicopter for about 19 years. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 84, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/28/2009
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/22/2019
Flight Time:  1357 hours (Total, all aircraft), 80 hours (Total, this make and model), 0 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROTORWAY
Registration: N311RM
Model/Series:EXEC F 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture:1997 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Experimental 
Serial Number:1672 
Landing Gear Type:Skid 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 206 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotorway
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: KRCR, 791 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:1915 EDT 
Direction from Accident Site: 331°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rochester, IN (RCR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Rochester, IN (RCR)
Type of Clearance:None 
Departure Time: 1910 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: Fulton County (RCR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation:789 ft 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 41.066111, -86.189167 (est)