Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Cessna 150J, N51033: Accident occurred June 20, 2020 in Millersport, Fairfield County, Ohio

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N51033


Location: Millersport, OH

Accident Number: CEN20LA239
Date & Time: 06/20/2020, 1854 EDT
Registration: N51033
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 20, 2020, about 1854 eastern daylight time (EDT), a Cessna 150J, N51033, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Millersport, Ohio. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot told a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he took off from his farm airstrip with the intention of making one circuit and landing. Shortly after takeoff, the engine lost power and the pilot turned back towards his airstrip. The airplane collided with power lines and impacted terrain. There was a post-impact fire. The wreckage has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N51033
Model/Series: 150 J
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: LHQ, 868 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 EDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Millersport, OH (NONE)
Destination: Millersport, OH (NONE) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

Mooney M-20G Statesman, N56CP: Incident occurred June 20, 2020 in Elyria, Ohio

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

Corporate Air

https://registry.faa.gov/N56CP

Date: 20-JUN-20
Time: 19:49:00Z
Regis#: N56CP
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ELYRIA
State: OHIO

Great Lakes 2T-1A, N856L: Accident occurred June 20, 2020 at Cambridge Municipal Airport (KCDI), Guernsey County, Ohio

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N856L

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA238
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Cambridge, OH
Aircraft: Great Lakes 2T 1A, registration: N856L

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 on landing slid off runway into a creek.

Date: 20-JUN-20
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N856L
Aircraft Make: GREAT LAKES
Aircraft Model: 2T1A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CAMBRIDGE
State: OHIO

No injuries were reported Saturday morning when a Great Lakes 2T-1A aircraft landing at Cambridge Municipal Airport traveled off the side of the runway after touching down and came to rest in a ditch.

The airplane was piloted by Troy Slack, 50, of New Concord, with one passenger, Lance Gross, 50, of Mesa, Colorado.

The State Highway Patrol reported the biplane was traveling at an unsafe speed when Slack attempted to taxi off the roadway causing him to lose control. A patrol trooper said Slack advised investigators he was traveling to fast for the right turn off the runway.

The plane reportedly spun around and traveled off the left side of the runway twice before coming to rest in the ditch with a creek. It sustained minor damage in the accident at approximately 9:50 a.m.

First responders from the Byesville Fire Department were dispatched to the scene along with highway patrol troopers. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were also notified along with Cambridge Airport Operations Manager Terry Losego.

The runway was closed while troopers investigated the accident and the plane, owned by Slack, was removed from the ditch.

https://www.daily-jeff.com

Cessna 180 Skywagon, N4646B: Incident occurred June 19, 2020 at El Reno Regional Airport (KRQO), Canadian County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft on landing went up on its nose.

Perry Park Investments Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N4646B

Date: 19-JUN-20
Time: 18:28:00Z
Regis#: N4646B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EL RENO
State: OKLAHOMA

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N21585: Accident occurred June 19, 2020 at Harford County Airport (0W3), Churchville, Maryland

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

CK Leasing Services LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N21585

NTSB Identification: ERA20CA227
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 19, 2020 in Churchville, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N21585

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 porpoised on landing and wing hit the ground.

Date: 19-JUN-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N21585
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHURCHVILLE
State: MARYLAND

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N65773: June 12, 2020, December 03, 2018 and May 31, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

https://registry.faa.gov/N65773

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA241
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 12, 2020 in Bowling Green, MO
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N65773

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.

June 12, 2020:  Aircraft landed hard damaging propeller, firewall and tail at Bowling Green Municipal Airport (H19), Pike County, Missouri

Date: 12-JUN-20

Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N65773
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOWLING GREEN
State: MISSOURI

December 03, 2018




Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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: Monroe, NC
Accident Number:GAA19CA087 
Date & Time: 12/03/2018, 1805 EST
Registration: N65773
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The solo student pilot reported that, upon touchdown, he maintained aft pressure on the control yoke to keep the nose landing gear (NLG) off the runway, but the airplane bounced. The main landing gear touched down again hard, followed by the NLG, which then collapsed, and the left wing impacted the grass adjacent the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and nose landing gear collapse.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Abnormal runway contact (Defining event)
Landing gear collapse
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 23, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/19/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 15 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N65773
Model/Series: 172 P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 17275876
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: Aerowood Aviation
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Aerowood Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEQY, 679 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2253 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 123°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Monroe, NC (EQY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monroe, NC (EQY)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1715 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CHARLOTTE-MONROE EXECUTIVE (EQY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 682 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7001 ft / 100 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: 35.017500, -80.621944 (est)

May 31, 2018: Aircraft landed in a field.

Date: 31-MAY-18
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N65773
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT CROGHAN
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-22-150, N3618Z: Incident occurred June 22, 2020 in Monroe, Union County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft landed in a field and flipped over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3618Z

Date: 22-JUN-20
Time: 17:34:00Z
Regis#: N3618Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MONROE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Fuel Exhaustion: Cessna 150L, N1718Q; accident occurred June 22, 2020 at Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport (KEHO), North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

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

 
https://registry.faa.gov/N1718Q


Location: SHELBY, NC
Accident Number: ERA20CA226
Date & Time: 06/22/2020, 1240 EDT
Registration: N1718Q
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, he completed a preflight inspection of the airplane he had recently purchased and departed with full fuel tanks. During the flight, while receiving flight following services from air traffic control, he was requested to adjust his heading and was eventually routed back on course. When the airplane was about 3 miles from the destination airport, the engine "sputter[ed]." The pilot verified that the fuel shutoff was on, primed the engine, and pumped the throttle with little improvement from the engine. He noted that when the airplane was pitched down, the engine would "sputter," and when it was pitched up, the engine would run. He checked the fuel quantity, and the left fuel gauge indicated 1/8 usable fuel and the right tank indicated "almost" 1/4 usable fuel. The pilot decided the airplane would not be able to make the airport and located a field to perform a forced landing. During the accident sequence, the airplane experienced a hard landing and the engine mount and left wing were substantially damaged. After the airplane was recovered, the pilot drained the unbreached fuel tanks and 3 gallons were removed from the airplane. According to the airplane Pilot Operating Handbook, the airplane held 26 total gallons of fuel, of which 22.5 gallons were useable. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation prior to the accident, however, the right fuel gauge was slightly incorrect.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/17/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/24/2019
Flight Time:  272 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1718Q
Model/Series:150 L 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15073018
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4261 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:Continental 
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: EHO, 847 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1235 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 272°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:   10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:  30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:Greenville, NC (PGV) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Shelby, NC (EHO)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1000 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: Shelby-Cleveland County Rgnl (EHO)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 846 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing

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: 35.254167, -81.525000

Piper J3C-65 Cub, N31153: Incidents occurred August 24, 2020, July 15, 2020 and June 22, 2020 at Burlington International Airport (KBTV), Chittenden County, Vermont

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

August 24, 2020: Aircraft veered off runway during landing.

Beta Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N31153

Date: 24-AUG-20
Time: 13:35:00Z
Regis#: N31153
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: VERMONT

July 15, 2020: Aircraft landed and veered off runway.

Date: 15-JUL-20
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N31153
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: VERMONT

June 22, 2020: Aircraft landed and when exiting the runway made an abrupt turn resulting in wing touching the ground.

Date: 22-JUN-20
Time: 17:13:00Z
Regis#: N31153
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: VERMONT

Cirrus SR22, N511SE: Incident occurred June 21, 2020 at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU), Greenville County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Aircraft on takeoff veered off runway into the grass.

Higher Purpose Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N511SE

Date: 21-JUN-20
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N511SE
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GREENVILLE
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Cessna 175 Skylark, N7100M: Incident occurred June 08, 2020 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

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

Aircraft lost part of left wing leading edge at 4000 feet.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7100M

Date: 08-JUN-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N7100M
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 175
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: EUGENE
State: OREGON

Beechcraft 77 Skipper, N3815Z: Accident occurred June 20, 2020 in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tennessee

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3815Z

NTSB Identification: ERA20CA222
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 20, 2020 in ELIZABETHTON, TN
Aircraft: Beech 77, registration: N3815Z

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 crashed into a mountain.

Date: 20-JUN-20
Time: 12:20:00Z
Regis#: N3815Z
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 77
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ELIZABETHTON
State: TENNESSEE 




CARTER COUNTY, Tennessee (WCYB) — Two people are uninjured after a small plane crashed in Carter County near Iron Mountain.

The Carter County Rescue Squad first received calls of the crash involving a Beechcraft 77 Skipper aircraft at approximately 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

The rescue squad was able to reach the two people shortly before 11:15 a.m.

"We had some inclement weather," says the pilot Luis Andrade. "We got some instructions. I followed the instructions. We encountered a mountain and didn't have enough time to climb to go above the mountain and we unfortunately crashed."

Andrade told News 5 he was traveling from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Newport News, VA.

In a statement, The FAA confirms the plane took off from Morristown, Tenn. as part of his cross country flight.

"A Beechcraft BE-77 crashed in the Cherokee National Forest near Doeville, Tenn., today at approximately 9 a.m. The flight departed Morristown Municipal Airport in Tennessee enroute to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Virginia. Contact local authorities for information on the pilot and passenger. The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the probable cause of the accident."

The 77 Skipper is a small, fixed wing, two-seat aircraft manufactured by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. It has a length of 24 feet, and a wingspan of 30 feet. The plane is able to fly around 400 miles on a tank of fuel. It is a lighter aircraft than some of it's general aviation counterparts and has tricycle landing gear. It was designed for flight training but has been used by pilots for personal flying and touring over the years.

Iron Mountain is located to the west of the Northeast Correctional Complex, near Stoney Creek.

The Carter County Rescue Squad says the hilly terrain has made it hard to get to the plane.

"The terrain is very, very steep," says James Heaton with the Carter County Rescue Squad. "The plane crashed at almost 4,000 feet in elevation. We're probably about 1,800 feet here so it's about a 2,000 foot vertical climb here."

"Anytime we have a rescue in the mountains, it can be potentially dangerous because of the terrain. This area had some trails in the vicinity. They were covered by trees. Very steep. Very rocky. Very difficult trails."

Fortunately, Andrade and his counterpart had no injuries.

"The only scratch I got was after I got out of the plane and walking through the thorns," says Andrade.

The FAA is investigating the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident.

https://wcyb.com

Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Schweizer 269C, N298TH; accident occurred June 21, 2020 in Sheffield, Pecos County, Texas

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N298TH

Location: Sheffield, TX
Accident Number: CEN20CA240
Date & Time: 06/21/2020, 0815 CDT
Registration: N298TH
Aircraft: Schweizer 269C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation

The pilot reported that he was hovering near a fence line inspecting water and grass on his property. The helicopter drifted during the hover and hit the fence with the right skid. The helicopter impacted the terrain, resulting in substantial damage to main rotor blades, windshield, and door post. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2016
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N298TH
Model/Series: 269C Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:S1758 
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/29/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2050 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 14 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1440.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: HIO-360-D1A
Registered Owner: Dutton Snubber Inc
Rated Power: 190 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: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Sheffield, TX (PVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Sheffield, TX (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  CDT
Type of Airspace:Class G  

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: 30.653889, -101.787500

Cessna 182J Skylane, N2839F: Incident occurred June 20, 2020 in Huntington, Emery County, Utah

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

Aircraft having engine problems and landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2839F

Date: 20-JUN-20
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N2839F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HUNTINGTON
State: UTAH

Avid Magnum XL, N91VJ: Incident occurred June 21, 2020 in Forks, Clallam County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft made a precautionary landing on a highway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N91VJ

Date: 21-JUN-20
Time: 23:51:00Z
Regis#: N91VJ
Aircraft Make: AVID
Aircraft Model: MAGNUM
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FORKS
State: WASHINGTON