Friday, June 19, 2020

Beech A24R, N444JR: Accident occurred June 13, 2020 near Livingston Municipal Airport (00R), Polk County, Texas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.
 
The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

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


Location: Livingston, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA228
Date & Time: 06/13/2020, 1825 CDT
Registration: N444JR
Aircraft: Beech 24
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 13, 2020, about 1825 central daylight time, a Beech A24R airplane, N444JR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Livingston, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to local law enforcement personnel, the pilot and passenger stated that the engine began to vibrate and then lost power. The pilot attempted a forced landing to the Livingston Municipal Airport (00R), Livingston, Texas; however, the airplane impacted trees and terrain short of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright in a field about 300 yards short of runway 30.

Preliminary examination of the engine by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the No. 3 cylinder had separated from the engine crankcase. The cylinder and piston remained within the engine cowling. The airplane was not equipped with shoulder harness restraints.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N444JR
Model/Series: 24 A24R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Presley's Machine Shop LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 6R3, 150 ft msl
Observation Time: 1835 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fulshear, TX (X09)
Destination: Livingston, TX (00R)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 30.680833, -95.011389 (est)



Volunteer Firemen from Livingston tend to Tony and Robin Presley of Deridder, Louisiana. Tony Presley had engine failure on his way home from Houston and attempted to glide into Livingston Municipal Airport. His plane didn't make it to the runway.

A man that is close friends to many aviators here in Jasper is undergoing treatment at a Hospital in the Woodlands after the aircraft he was piloting crashed while making an emergency landing in Livingston on Saturday.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred shortly after 6:00, when the Beech Sierra single engine airplane landed just short of the runway at the Livingston Municipal Airport, which is located just west of Livingston.

The pilot, Tony Presley and his wife, Robin, both of DeRidder were reportedly somewhere east of Livingston when they began to experience engine problems as they headed back to DeRidder.

Presley apparently turned around was trying to make it to the Livingston Airport, but came up short, clipping a few trees before landing on the south side of the field, about 75 feet from the runway.

The couple was pulled from the plane by the volunteers of the Livingston Fire Department and treated at the scene by emergency medical technicians.

Tony Presley was flown by helicopter to Herman Hospital in the Woodland, where he was at last word still undergoing treatment for head injuries.

Robin Presley was taken to a hospital in Livingston, where she was reportedly treated and later released.

What caused the engine in the aircraft to die is not known, but investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board are reportedly investigating the incident.

Tony Presley is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1356 at Leesville, a flying club that is made up of members from both East Texas and West Louisiana.

https://www.kjas.com


Oil that blew back from the engine and landed on the tail of the small plane during flight. 

Trooper Kevin Burman initiated an preliminary investigation. 



Tony Presley was flown to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands.


LIVINGSTON, Texas - At approximately 6:30 pm on June 13, 2020, a small plane, piloted by Tony Presley, 54, of Deridder, Louisiana, was flying home from Houston with his wife, Robin. 

As Presley was flying over Polk County he had engine failure. His plane's engine completely shut down. Amazingly, Presley was able to glide the plane in towards Livingston Municipal airport runway. Unfortunately, he didn't have enough altitude to make it to the runway. 

Presley's plane clipped the tree tops and belly landed in the grass (snapping the wheels off on impact). His plane slid into a drainage area was about seventy five yards short of the runway. 

Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Officers Tito Reyes and Sergeant Dallas Early with the Livingston Police Department, and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. 

Robin Presley was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Tony was flown by PHi Air Medical Helicopter to Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands. Trooper Burman initiated a preliminary investigation.

The crash will be fully investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

http://polkcountytoday.com

Air Tractor AT-402, N1532H: Accident occurred June 17, 2020 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

Farm Brothers Flyers A LLC


Location: Pine Bluff, AR
Accident Number: CEN20LA234
Date & Time: 06/17/2020, 1800 CDT
Registration: N1532H
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT402
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On June 17, 2020, about 1800 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-402 airplane, N1532H, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

According to preliminary information obtained by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors, the airplane was applying applicant to a field and began a turn to reverse course for another pass, when a partial loss of engine power occurred. The pilot lost control of the airplane and it collided in a field.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Registration: N1532H
Model/Series: AT402
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: FARM BROTHERS FLYERS A LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPBF, 214 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)
Destination: Pine Bluff, AR (PBF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage:Destroyed 
Passenger Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.206667, -91.873889 (est)











Pilot Alex Powell

Thursday morning the Federal Aviation Administration was on scene of the Wednesday afternoon crop duster crash that happened near Atkins Lake Road, and has taken over the investigation of the crash.

911 calls for the crash came in at 6:09 p.m. Wednesday afternoon according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

The pilot, identified as 20-year-old Alex Powell, was trapped in plane. Powell was removed and was taken Jefferson Regional where he was then transferred to Little Rock for further treatment.

DeltaplexNews.com has learned the pilot did not suffer any life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Witnesses on the scene told DeltaplexNews.com that two crop dusters were flying together throughout the day making passes over fields to dump fertilizer. Those two planes were together before the crash, however, witnesses stated Powell pulled away from the second plane just moments before the crash, and flew over the field he crashed in. Those witnesses say he had not flown over the field he crashed in at any point during the day until the crash took place.

It is unknown what caused the plane to go down, but witnesses stated the engine was still running at the time of the crash, and Powell was awake and alert when they arrived at the crash site.

While two witnesses at the scene say there were two planes flying together and the engine was running at the time of the crash, the pilot’s father, Mike Powell, tells DeltaplexNews.com that there were not two planes flying together, only his son was flying, and that the engine lost power before the crash. Mike Powell also confirmed his son, Alex, did not receive any life threatening injuries in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration is in the early stages of their investigation. It usually takes several months before a full report on the cause of the crash is released.

https://www.deltaplexnews.com

Cessna 152, N25449: Accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Little River Airport (FL10), McAlpin, Suwannee County, Florida

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

https://registry.faa.gov/N25449

Location: McAlpin, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA219
Date & Time: 06/17/2020, 1800 EDT
Registration: N25449
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 17, 2020, about 1800 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N25449, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near McAlpin, Florida. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that he performed a preflight inspection of the airplane and an engine run-up before departure with no discrepancies reported. After the engine run-up was performed, he asked his passenger if he wanted to follow the rudder control inputs by placing his feet on the rudder pedals and he said he did. He advised his passenger of the takeoff profile, taxied into position and applied full throttle to begin the takeoff roll with 10° of flaps extended. The pilot noted that the airspeed indicator was "not alive" which he thought was unusual, but he continued the takeoff roll waiting for it to increase. When he saw the windsock out of his peripheral vision, which was about midway along the 2,600 ft long grass runway, he noted that the airspeed indicator showed about 45 knots instead of 50 knots, which was normal for that point along the runway. The pilot considered aborting the takeoff but elected to continue and rotated at 50 knots. The flight remained in ground effect, and he pushed the yoke to increase airspeed while flying through a gap in trees past the departure end of the runway. The airplane climbed at an airspeed of 50 to 55 knots to an altitude of about 35 ft above ground level; however, it subsequently struck trees, stalled and impacted the ground which bent the propeller. After exiting the airplane, the pilot noted smoke from a small fire in the engine compartment area which was later attributed to fuel from the carburetor which had broken off during impact. The fire was extinguished by the fire department.

The airplane was recovered for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N25449
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Edgar Conrad
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 24J, 103 ft msl
Observation Time: 1835 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4200 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: McAlpin, FL (FL10)
Destination: McAlpin, FL (FL10)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:2 None
Latitude, Longitude:







MCALPIN, Florida (WTXL) — Authorities responded to a small plane down in Suwannee County on Wednesday evening.

The crash happened at the Little River Airpark on Highway 10 in McAlpin.

Suwannee County Fire Rescue responded to the call about the Cessna 152 which can carry two passengers.

Crews report the pilot was taking off when the plane lost lift and crashed into the trees at the end of the airstrip.

The crash caused an small fire that was extinguished.

There were no injuries.

https://www.wtxl.com

Piper PA-32R-300 Lance, N23MC: Incident occurred June 18, 2020 at Valkaria Airport (X59), Brevard County, Florida

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

Aircraft suffered electrical failure and emergency landed with gear up.

Film Flyers Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N23MC

Date: 18-JUN-20
Time: 12:50:00Z
Regis#: N23MC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VALKARIA
State: FLORIDA

Cessna A185E Skywagon, N4764Q: Incident occurred June 19, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft veered off runway and broke runway light on departure.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4764Q

Date: 19-JUN-20
Time: 00:48:00Z
Regis#: N4764Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Gulfstream American Corp AA-5A, N26744: Incident occurred June 18, 2020 at LaPorte Municipal Airport (T41), Harris County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft took out runway lights on takeoff.

Williams Aviation Group LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N26744

Date: 18-JUN-20
Time: 18:13:00Z
Regis#: N26744
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: AA-5A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LA PORTE
State: TEXAS

Runway Excursion: Beech A36 Bonanza, N777AK; accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Chignik Lagoon Airport (KCL), Alaska





Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Lake Clark Air Inc


Location: Chignik Lagoon, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC20CA061
Date & Time: June 17, 2020
Registration: N777AK
Aircraft: Beech A36 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 27, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: November 19, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 15, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1295 hours (Total, all aircraft), 366 hours (Total, this make and model), 1224 hours
(Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 170 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 112 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N777AK
Model/Series: A36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: E-899
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 11, 2020 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4011 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5275 Hrs as of last inspection 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-550
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 300 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Does Business As: 
Operator Designator Code: HXXC

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument (IMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAJC, 18 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 23:01 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  3 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 400 ft AGL 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - None - Mist
Departure Point: Chignik Lake, AK (A79)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Chignik Lagoon, AK (KCL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Chignik Lagoon KCL
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Gravel
Airport Elevation: 27 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Soft; Wet
Runway Used: 22 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2200 ft / 90 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 56.310554,-158.535552(est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper J3C-65 Cub, N25702; accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Elliott's Landing Airport (O74), Mount Victory, Ohio
















Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Radial Enterprises LLC


Location: Mount Victory, Ohio 
Accident Number: CEN20CA233
Date & Time: June 17, 2020, 10:45 Local
Registration: N25702
Aircraft: Piper J3C-65 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 82, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed 
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 6, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 17, 2019
Flight Time: 2664 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45.5 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N25702
Model/Series: J3C-65 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1939 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 3666
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: May 6, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 10 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1880 Hrs 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: C-65
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 65
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EDJ,1121 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 10:40 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 225°
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 40° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Mount Victory, OH (074)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mount Victory, OH (O74)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Elliott's Landing O74 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 1045 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A Aircraft
Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.372222,-83.511665(est)

Beechcraft V35 Bonanza, N2080S: Incident occurred June 17, 2020 at Garnett Municipal Airport (K68), Anderson County, Kansas

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

Aircraft landed and ran off end of runway into a ditch and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2080S

Date: 17-JUN-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N2080S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GARNETT
State: KANSAS

Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II, N1582X: Incident occurred June 17, 2020 at Punxsutawney Municipal Airport (N35), Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1582X

Date: 17-JUN-20
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N1582X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUNXSUTAWNEY
State: PENNSYLVANIA



PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Municipal Airport was the site of a crash landing Wednesday evening when a plane came in for landing without the landing gear engaged.

According to reports from the scene, the Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II airplane was being operated by a pilot who had purchased the plane in the state of Indiana, and was flying it to his home in Connecticut. He planned to fuel up at the midway point, and found himself at the Punxsutawney airport.

The pilot did not sustain any injuries and was able to walk away from the crash.

The Punxsutawney Area Fire Department, Elk Run and Lindsey fire companies with assistance from members of Central Fire Department. The firefighters pumped fuel out of the one wing as other inflated airbags under the plane for it to be lifted. Once the plane was lifted the landing gear was lowered so it could be towed off the runway.

Members of the airport authority, Punxsutawney-based state police and Jefferson County EMS were also on scene.

The plane’s propeller and one of the runway lights sustained damage during the crash.

http://www.thecourierexpress.com





BELL TOWNSHIP — A Piper PA-28R-200 Arrow II airplane crash landed at the Punxsutawney Municipal Airport at 6pm on Wednesday evening, when the pilot landed the plane without the landing gear being deployed.

According to the reports from the scene, the pilot had purchased the plane in the state of Indiana and was flying it back to Connecticut, where he lives, when he was looking to fuel up at the midway point airport and ended up landing at Punxsutawney Municipal Airport.

The pilot did not sustain injuries and walked away from the incident.

The Punxsutawney Fire Department’s Elk Run and Lindsey fire companies, with assistance from members of the Central Fire Department, were able to pump the fuel out of the one wing as firefighters inflated airbags under the plane to lift it up in order to lower the landing gear so the plane could be towed off the runway.

The plane's propeller sustained some damage, and one of the runway lights at the airport was damaged as well.

In addition to the the Punxsutawney Fire Department, the Airport Authority was assisted at the scene by Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police and Jefferson County EMS.

https://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com

Cessna A185E Skywagon, N2768J: Incident occurred June 16, 2020 in Fairbanks, Alaska

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

Aircraft ground looped on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2768J

Date: 16-JUN-20
Time: 19:02:00Z
Regis#: N2768J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FAIRBANKS
State: ALASKA

Beech M35 Bonanza, N9315Y: Incident occurred June 16, 2020 in Stafford, Kansas

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

Aircraft lost engine power and made a forced landing in a field.

Aero Con Brio LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9315Y

Date: 16-JUN-20
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N9315Y
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: STAFFORD
State: KANSAS

Piper PA-23-250, N416GS: Incident occurred June 16, 2020 at Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG), Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft landed gear up.

B & K Travel LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N416GS

Date: 16-JUN-20
Time: 14:07:00Z
Regis#: N416GS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GONZALES
State: LOUISIANA

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N27RZ: Accident occurred June 16, 2020 at Ely Municipal Airport (KELO), Saint Louis County, Minnesota

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

RJC Investments Inc


Location: Ely, MN
Accident Number: CEN20CA232
Date & Time: June 16, 2020, 08:52 Local 
Registration: N27RZ
Aircraft: Piper PA46
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N27RZ
Model/Series: PA-46-350P 
Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

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:
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Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
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Ground Injuries: N/A 
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Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.899604,-91.849311 (est)



A Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage aircraft was damaged as it landed at the Ely Municipal Airport Tuesday morning. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said the 75-year-old pilot from Lincoln, Nebraska, was not injured. He was the only one in the plane. 

Authorities say the front landing gear and propeller were damaged. 

Sheriff's deputies, Ely police officers and Ely EMS were called to the airport at 11:19 a.m.

The St. Louis County Sheriff and Federal Aviation Administration will continue to investigate.

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Cessna 182T Skylane, N186DT: Incident occurred June 16, 2020 at Spinks Airport (KFWS), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft on final and struck a bird that went through windshield on right side.

Van Bortel Aircraft Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N186DT

Date: 16-JUN-20
Time: 17:13:00Z
Regis#: N186DT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Glasair SH-2R: Incident occurred June 11, 2020 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia

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

Aircraft landed with gear up causing a propeller strike.

Date: 11-JUN-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: SH-2R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MACON
State: GEORGIA