Friday, June 26, 2020

Cessna 170B, N8019A: Incident occurred June 24, 2020 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai County, Idaho

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

Aircraft bounced on landing and struck lights.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8019A

Date: 24-JUN-20
Time: 18:52:00Z
Regis#: N8019A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COEUR D'ALENE
State: IDAHO

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, N2ME: Incident occurred June 24, 2020 in Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida 

Aircraft experienced engine problems and landed on a highway. 

Wayman Luy LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2ME

Date: 24-JUN-20
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: N2ME
Aircraft Make: LAKE
Aircraft Model: LA4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA







WEST BROWARD, Florida  (WSVN) - A small plane was able to make a safe emergency landing along U.S. 27 in West Broward County.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews responded to a call referencing a single-engine plane with a mechanical issue in the northbound lanes of U.S. 27 near Griffin Road at approximately 8:30 a.m., Wednesday.

7SkyForce HD hovered above the scene where the Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer could be seen on the side of the roadway after landing safely.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft departed North Perry Airport and was headed to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

Rescue officials said only the pilot was on board the plane and no injuries were reported.

“He knows what to do,” said Paul Columba. “I mean, this was a pilot. This is what we train for.”

Columba, the pilot’s colleague and friend, went to check on him.

“He had some engine problems. They don’t know what it is yet, but that’s what they’re working on,” he said. “It’s one of those things in aviation that you gotta be prepared for.”

The plane has since been moved to the nearby parking lot of Cafe 27 where crew members are working to take pieces of the aircraft off in order to trailer it back to North Perry Airport.

Asked if the pilot was cool under the pressure of the moment, Columba responded, “Yes, he was. He’s here!”

The FAA is now investigating.

https://wsvn.com

Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II, N5013G: Accident occurred June 25, 2020 in Coconut Creek, Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Rotorcraft crashed into trees for unknown reasons.

HMC Lift LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5013G

Date: 25-JUN-20
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N5013G
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: COCONUT CREEK
State: FLORIDA

















Margate-Coconut Creek: 

This afternoon, county workers were working on a drainage system project at Tradewinds Park South (3600 W Sample Rd.) utilizing a helicopter to transport pipes and equipment. During the operation, the helicopter experienced a mechanical issue and crashed approx 200 yards into a heavily wooded and swampy area of the park.

Several Fire Companies from Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue arrived on scene and made the challenging access by foot to the remote crash site. Upon arriving at the crash site they managed to rescue and stabilize the injured pilot who heroically managed to avoid all the workers on the ground during the crash and fortunately suffered only non-life threatening injuries. Due to the crash occurring in a very remote and inaccessible area, the initial Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department crews on scene requested assistance and additional resources from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Department Technical Rescue Team and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Air Rescue North to hoist the injured pilot from the crash site and safely transport him to the local Trauma Center for further evaluation.

One Margate-Coconut Creek Firefighter was treated and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of this incurrent.

Representatives from FAA are on scene and this incident remains under investigation.


Margate Coconut Creek Fire Rescue




COCONUT CREEK, Florida – A helicopter pilot working with a crew on a project in Tradewinds Park had to be rescued from a heavily wooded area after the chopper crashed Thursday.

The crash happened shortly after noon when it was reported that the helicopter went down in the 3600 block of West Sample Road.

Coconut Creek police spokesman Scotty Leamon said construction was being done in the area.

“We knew that the helicopter would be out today picking up the pipe and construction material from one place and transporting it to another place and dropping it off,” said Leamon.

The Coconut Creek Police said that the helicopter pilot was part of a county crew that was restoring a drainage system in Tradewinds Park.

Several fire companies from Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue arrived on the scene. By foot they got to the remote crash site, where a spokesperson for the city of Margate said they were able to rescue and stabilize the injured pilot.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Department Technical Rescue Team and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Air Rescue North were able to hoist the injured pilot from the crash site and he was then transport to a local hospital.

“It was an extremely difficult area to work within, heavily wooded,” Lt. Alex Acosta of Miami-Dade Air Rescue said. Acosta said much of the site had to be cleared using chainsaws to get to the wreckage.

Leamon said the pilot was the only person aboard the helicopter.

One Margate-Coconut Creek firefighter was treated and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a city of Margate official.

Coconut Creek police said the helicopter pilot suffered non-life threatening injuries.

“It’s a great feeling. That’s why we do the job, to save lives and to help out,” said F.M. Jorge Ley of Miami-Dade Air Rescue.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived on the scene and are investigating what caused the chopper to crash.

https://www.local10.com

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N99442: Incident occurred June 25, 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 veered off runway into the grass.

J A Sheet Metal Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N99442

Date: 25-JUN-20
Time: 15:46:00Z
Regis#: N99442
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ST AUGUSTINE
State: FLORIDA

Sonex Onex, N951X: Accident occurred June 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N951X

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA251
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN
Aircraft: SONEX ONEX, registration: N951X

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 aborted takeoff and struck a runway light.

Date: 25-JUN-20
Time: 16:45:00Z
Regis#: N951X
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: ONEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Hatz CB-1, N35JA: Accident occurred June 25, 2020 at Red Wing Regional Airport (KRGK), Pierce County, Wisconsin

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

Aircraft landed and flipped over.

https://registry.faa.gov/N35JA

Date: 25-JUN-20
Time: 20:59:00Z
Regis#: N35JA
Aircraft Make: HATZ
Aircraft Model: CB1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RED WING
State: MINNESOTA

Sonex Light Sport, N620AK: Fatal accident occurred June 25, 2020 in Centerville, Davis County, Utah

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N620AK


Location: Centerville, UT
Accident Number: WPR20LA196
Date & Time: 06/25/2020, 1254 MDT
Registration: N620AK
Aircraft: KOSTRAZEWA ANDRE Sonex Light Sport
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On June 25, 2020, at 1254 mountain daylight time, a Sonex Light Sport, experimental amateur-built airplane, N620AK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Centerville, Utah. The pilot-in-command and the pilot/owner were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

A witness, who resides about 3 miles north-northwest of the accident site, reported that while washing his vehicle at his residence, he witnessed a small, white, low-wing airplane traveling from west to east and on the north side of his home. The witness opined that the airplane appeared to be at a normal altitude at the time, and that he heard a "backfiring" sound, which he said did not sound normal. The witness mentioned that he continued to watch the airplane as it flew east until it went out of site. Only later did the witness learn that the airplane he observed was the same one which was involved in the accident.

A second witness reported that while driving southbound on an interstate highway, he observed the accident airplane traveling northbound not more than 100 ft above the ground. Shortly thereafter, he observed the airplane in a hard banking turn to the right. It then nosedived into the ground where it burst into flames.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident site reported that the airplane had impacted an open field with its right wing before it came to rest upright on a fence about 30 yards north of the initial impact site; the engine had separated from the airplane during the accident sequence. The cabin and cockpit section of the airplane had been consumed. All components necessary for flight were accounted for at the accident site.

The wreckage was recovered to a secured storage facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: KOSTRAZEWA ANDRE
Registration: N620AK
Model/Series: Sonex Light Sport
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Jason Sorensen
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: SLC, 4227 ft msl
Observation Time: 1254 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4273 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 16 knots, 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 10773 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bountiful, UT (BTF)
Destination: Bountiful, UT (BTF)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage:Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire:On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 40.779167, -111.895833

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.



Andre Kostrzewa, age 72, passed away from injuries sustained in an airplane crash in Centerville, Utah on June 25, 2020.

Andre was born in Poland on November 16, 1947 to Peter and Otylia Kostrzewa, and grew up in a little town outside of Warsaw. He spent part of his young adult years as an electrical technician and as an outspoken activist against the communist regime. He made the hard decision to leave everything he knew and fled Poland, traveling around Europe for 2 years until 1982, where at the age of 35 he immigrated to the United States of America as a political refugee. He first settled in Idaho where he had a daughter with his first wife. He then relocated to Utah where he settled down and lived with his love of 24 years, Thu Thi Nguyen, until his death.

Andre was a very driven individual, best described as being an entrepreneur and inventor. He pursued his interests with vigor, never letting go of his vision until he could see it to completion. Andre did not know a stranger and found a friend in almost everyone he met. Which meant he met a lot of friends as he enjoyed traveling and had an extensive career as a long-haul truck driver, enabling him to meet many people in all corners of our beautiful country. Andre’s true passion though was in aviation and after coming to America he obtained his private pilot’s license. Andre dreamed, breathed, lived and talked about everything related to airplanes and flying. He enjoyed building model airplanes which eventually began a hobby in building kit planes in his garage. His first kit was an ultralight which never quite left the ground, but the thrill of the experience initiated a drive to build something bigger and better. He eventually went on to complete two separate single engine experimental airplanes, the latter of which claimed his life.

Andre is survived by his wife Thu; daughter Tracy (Adam) Wright; granddaughters Aliya, Avery and Karly; siblings Edward (Helena) Kostrzewa, Regina (Roman) Czerederecki; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother Adam Kostrzewa.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Wednesday, July 1st from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah. The family asks that no memorial contributions be made.



(KUTV) — A retired deputy with the Davis County Sheriff's Office died Monday due to injuries sustained in a small plane crash last week.

Lt. Jason Sorensen, a paramedic and pilot for Intermountain Life Flight, was in the plane with 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa, of Salt Lake, when it went down in Centerville on Thursday. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Kostrzewa died at the scene and Sorensen was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

"Unfortunately, the injuries and burns sustained in the crash were insurmountable and eventually claimed his life," the Davis County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Sorensen spent his life saving others and his efforts will continue after life, with the donation of his organs to others in need."

“Davis County Sheriff’s Office is hurting today," Sheriff Kelly Sparks stated in a press release. "Jason was universally loved. He had a huge impact on the lives of many people in Davis County and around the state. Jason was an important part of our Sheriff’s Office family and we truly mourn his loss."

We send our love and comfort to his wife, children, and family. We also express our gratitude for the compassionate care he has received from loved ones, medical professionals, and even strangers during his greatest time of need.

“On behalf of our entire Intermountain Life Flight family, we send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to Jason’s family during this difficult time," Pamela Moore, executive director of Intermountain Life Flight, stated.

"We are so saddened by Jason’s passing. Jason was a terrific and dedicated paramedic, pilot, and public servant, and an even better husband, father, friend, colleague, and person. We will miss him terribly. Jason was a member of our Intermountain Life Flight team and family for 15 years. During that time, Jason demonstrated his professionalism, commitment, and caring for the people who we served and cared for on a daily basis. Jason will always be a member of our Life Flight family. We will carry his memory and the impact of his wonderful life forward as we continue to do the important work that Jason dedicated his life to, and the people who he worked so hard to help.”

Funeral details will be announced no later than next week, the sheriff's office said.

Charitable accounts have been established in honor of Sorensen:

America First Credit Union: Jason Sorensen Charitable Account #9116393

Davis County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #6: daviscountyfop.firstresponderprocessing.com


https://kutv.com






CENTERVILLE, Utah — One person is dead and three others are injured after a small experimental plane crashed in Centerville Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday night, Centerville Police identified the man who died as 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa—the plane's owner—of Salt Lake City.

The crash occurred shortly before 1 p.m. near Legacy Highway and Parrish Lane.

“The description by the witnesses stated that it was coming down, losing elevation quickly and it banked hard to the right and then hit the ground," said Lt. Zan Robison, Centerville City Police Department.

Two men who witnessed the crash and stopped to help suffered burn injuries and smoke inhalation.

“Obviously they are very heroic to stop, I would call them heroes to stop and get injured themselves trying to render aid to people they don’t have any idea who they are," Robison said.

Centerville Police said officers with their department and Farmington's police department moved the victims to a nearby parking lot, where they were met by medical personnel.

A medical helicopter then took Kostrzewa and his 47-year-old male passenger to University of Utah Hospital. Kostrzewa died at the hospital and his passenger was listed in critical condition.

Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Nick Street said the plane may have been on fire on the way down, according to witnesses.

The aircraft caught fire, which spread to about two acres of the field where the plane went down.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

https://www.fox13now.com


CENTERVILLE, Utah, June 25, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials have identified a 72-year-old man killed in a small plane crash in the Centerville area of Davis County Thursday afternoon.

The plane’s owner and pilot, 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa of Salt Lake City, was pronounced deceased at the hospital while his 47-year-old male passenger was listed in critical condition, said a news release from Centerville Police Department Thursday evening.

The experimental airplane with two occupants crashed in an empty field at 1950 North just west of Legacy Parkway in Centerville at 12:54 p.m., the news release said. The crash caused an approximate 10-acre fire.

“Witnesses pulled two victims from the burning wreckage,” according to the news release.

“Centerville and Farmington police officers moved the victims from the burning field and transported them to a nearby parking lot where they were met by medical personnel. The victims were then flown by air ambulance to the University of Utah Hospital.”

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street told Gephardt Daily the crash occurred in an area in which remote control model planes are flown.

Street said some of those who pulled the two from the fiery plane were burned, and were treated on the scene for their injuries.

The Centerville Police Department investigated the crash scene. The case will be referred to the National Transportation Safety Board, who will investigate the cause of crash. The NTSB were not available to respond to the scene.

https://gephardtdaily.com











CENTERVILLE — Two bystanders are being credited with pulling two people out of a burning plane that crashed near Centerville on Thursday.

Authorities confirmed the plane’s owner, 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa of Salt Lake City, was pronounced dead at the hospital. A 47-year-old male passenger is in critical condition.

Sometime before 1 p.m., the small plane crashed west of the Legacy Parkway in a field near Tippetts Lane, according to Centerville police. Drivers on the parkway saw the craft come down, and two people rushed from their cars to rescue the pilot and passenger trapped inside the burning wreckage, said Centerville Police Chief Paul Childs.

“Time is of the essence to get people out of fire, and those two individuals would have risked their own lives to pull those people out and save them,” Childs said.

The two occupants of the plane were moved from the burning field to a parking lot, where a medical helicopter transported them to the University of Utah Hospital, Centerville police said. The two bystanders who helped pull them to safety were also taken to a hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.

The crash sparked a small brush fire that burned about 10 acres, according to officials. Multiple trucks were called in to quickly douse the flames, Childs said.

“The fire starting was a concern, several fire units responded,” Child said. “You obviously don’t want a fire to spread because there are homes not far from here.”

The cause of the crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration. According to the flight tracking application FlightAware, the two-seater plane was last seen in Bountiful at 12:10 p.m. and was supposed to land in Ogden at 12:48 p.m.

“Witnesses described the aircraft as just losing elevation and banking hard,” Childs said. It’s rare for the department to find itself responding to such accidents, he added.

https://www.deseret.com

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N184AF: Incident occurred June 24, 2020 at Morristown Municipal Airport (KMMU), Morris County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft landed hard and incurred a prop strike.

Ameriflyers of Texas Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N184AF

Date: 24-JUN-20
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N184AF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MORRISTOWN
State: NEW JERSEY

Beech 58 Baron, N3225Q: Incident occurred June 24, 2020 at Wilkes County Airport (KUKF), North Wilkesboro, North Carolina

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

Aircraft landed hard.

Chesson Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N3225Q

Date: 24-JUN-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N3225Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH WILKESBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Loss of Control on Ground: CubCrafters CC19-180, N97LL; accident occurred June 24, 2020 at Gillespie County Airport (T82), Fredericksburg, 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/N97LL

Location: Fredericksburg, TX

Accident Number: CEN20CA247
Date & Time:06/24/2020, 1345 CDT 
Registration: N97LL
Aircraft: Cub Crafters Inc CC19-180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot stated that he intended to make a full-stall, 3-point, landing in the tailwheel-equipped airplane with a right crosswind. The pilot stated that the airplane touched down on the right main landing gear and tailwheel, followed by the left main landing gear. He maintained full right aileron input during the landing roll; however, when the airplane had decelerated to about 10 knots, he lost directional control and the airplane ground looped to the right. The airplane's left aileron and left wing rear spar were substantially damaged during the accident. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane. The pilot stated that he was "hot and tired" after flying for at least 6 hours without the aid of an autopilot on the day of the accident, and that fatigue had contributed, in part, to his failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/05/2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/01/2019
Flight Time:  7100 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model), 7100 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cub Crafters Inc
Registration: N97LL
Model/Series: CC19-180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: CC19-0021
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-360-C1G
Registered Owner: KGNF, LLC
Rated Power:180 hp 
Operator: KGNF, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: T82, 1695 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1335 CDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4600 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 9 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:Ardmore, OK (1F0) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fredericksburg, TX (T82)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Gillespie County (T82)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1695 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 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: 30.243333, -98.909167 (est)

Cessna 182R Skylane, N958HP: Accidents occurred June 24, 2020 and April 14, 2016

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

Additional Participating Entity: 

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N958HP

Location: Winfield, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA245
Date & Time: 06/24/2020, 1401 CDT
Registration: N958HP
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries:1 Serious 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation 

On June 24, 2020, about 1401 central daylight time, a Cessna 182R airplane, N958HP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Winfield, Texas. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 pipeline patrol flight.

The pilot stated that she departed Cushing Municipal Airport (CUH), Cushing, Oklahoma, with a full fuel load (88 gallons useable) and intended to make a fuel stop at Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (OSA), Mount Pleasant, Texas, before continuing onto Ennis Municipal Airport (F41), Ennis, Texas, where she planned to stay overnight. According to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, the flight departed CUH about 0953.

The pilot stated that the flight was uneventful until the airplane crossed over US Interstate 30 near Winfield, Texas, at which point she turned from the pipeline right-of-away toward her planned fuel stop at OSA. However, shortly after crossing US Interstate 30, the engine began to "sputter" and "run rough." The pilot attempted to restore engine power by "switching fuel tanks a couple of times" and selecting a full-rich fuel mixture; however, she was unable to restore engine power and it "surged" between idle and a high rpm a couple of times before it had a total loss of engine power. She did not recall hearing the engine backfire or feeling any excessive vibration before the total loss of engine power.

The pilot stated that she had made a couple turns over US Interstate 30 while the engine was running rough and that the vehicle traffic precluded a safe landing on the roadway; there were also high-voltage power lines and antennas in the vicinity. She subsequently located an open field for a forced landing, but the airplane was unable to stop before it collided with a fence and tree line that bordered the field. The pilot stated that she was wearing her 3-point safety harness throughout the flight.

The pilot stated that she generally flies with the fuel selector positioned on BOTH and, as such, does not normally select the right or left fuel tank during a flight. The pilot stated that she does reposition the fuel selector to the left tank before refueling, but also follows a checklist to ensure that she repositions the fuel selector to BOTH before takeoff. She recalled repositioning the fuel selector twice after the engine began running rough but did not remember which fuel selector positions she had attempted. The pilot was unsure if the fuel selector was positioned on BOTH before the engine began to run rough.

The pilot reported that the average fuel consumption rate was 10-11 gallons per hour (gph) for the Cessna 182R airplane, and that the company requires their pilots to land for fuel after 5 hours of flying. The pilot stated that she prefers to calculate her fuel remaining based on how long she has been flying and does not rely on the airplane's analog fuel quantity gauges because they are often inaccurate. The pilot noted that after 4.1 hours of flight time the airplane should still have had about 44 gallons of fuel remaining.

The pilot stated that a typical observation flight is flown about 700 ft above ground level while the pilot observes the pipeline right-of-way for evidence of encroachment, heavy machinery, fire, and pipeline leaks. The pilot noted that most of her attention during the flight had been dedicated to observing the ground. Additionally, the pilot reported that the pipeline company had recently complained that there had been some activity along the right-of-way that should have been spotted and reported during a previous flight, and, as a result, she had deliberately paid more attention to the right-of-way than she had on previous flights.

On March 20, 2020, the engine, a Continental Motors O-470-U18B, serial number 1038697, was remanufactured at the factory. According to maintenance documentation, the engine had accumulated 55.9 hours since it was installed on the airplane.

The airplane wreckage was recovered from the accident site to a secured location and will be examined at a future date. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N958HP
Model/Series:182 R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Brentco Aerial Patrol
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:Day 
Observation Facility, Elevation: OSA, 364 ft msl
Observation Time: 1355 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3800 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Cushing, OK (CUH)
Destination: Mount Pleasant, TX (OSA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.164167, -95.147500 (est)

View of airplane from front.
Photo courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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

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

Location: Moorestown, MI
Accident Number: GAA16CA196
Date & Time: 04/14/2016, 0917 EST
Registration: N958HP
Aircraft: CESSNA 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation

Analysis

The pilot reported during day visual meteorological conditions, he struck a goose at an altitude of about 2000 mean sea level while in cruise flight. The wind screen was shattered after the impact. The pilot further reported that he continued to the nearest airport and landed without further incident.

A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the wind screen.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine 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:
An in-flight bird strike, which resulted in windscreen damage.

Findings

Environmental issues
Animal(s)/bird(s) - Effect on equipment (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute-cruise
Birdstrike (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 58, Male
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 Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/14/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/25/2015
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 21307 hours (Total, all aircraft), 9000 hours (Total, this make and model), 21024 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 151 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 62 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6.7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N958HP
Model/Series: 182 R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18267923
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/23/2016, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 16656.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:Continental 
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-U
Registered Owner: BRENTCO AERIAL PATROL
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: Robert E. Metzger
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGOV, 1149 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1315 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 59°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.39 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LIMA, OH (AOH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: PORT HURON, MI (PHN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0645 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: ROSCOMMON COUNTY - BLODGETT ME (HTL)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 1149 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
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: 44.522222, -85.103056 (est)