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

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.

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida
Bell;  Fort Worth, Texas
Rolls-Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana

HMC Lift LLC


Location: Coconut Creek, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA229
Date & Time: June 25, 2020, 12:00 Local
Registration: N5013G
Aircraft: Bell 206
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 133: Rotorcraft ext. load

On June 25, 2020, about 1200 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206-L1 helicopter, N5013G, was involved in an accident at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, Florida. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133.

According to the owner/operator and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors on site, the purpose of the flight was for the pilot to perform external load operations with a 100-ft long line over wooded terrain. The external loads lifted and placed by the helicopter included bags of stone and sections of pipe for a drainage project inside the park.

In a written statement, the pilot stated he checked "fuel status and aircraft systems" prior to hovering the load into position. At that time, he estimated "between 65 and 70 pounds [of fuel], telling me I had approximately 10-15 minutes of operational time remaining to complete the load." The pilot hovered the helicopter to maintain a 4-foot load height "to assist the ground crew with releasing the material from the bag." He said the task focused "all of his attention" when he heard the "sound of my engine flame out/failing and complete loss of power to maintain flight." The pilot said that he maneuvered the helicopter into the wind and away from the ground crew for the forced landing and made a full collective application prior to entering the trees.

The helicopter came to rest upright with substantial damage to the fuselage and tailboom.

According to FAA records, the helicopter was manufactured in 1979 and was powered by a Rolls-Royce 250 C30P 650 shaft -horsepower, turbo-shaft engine. Its most recent 100-hour inspection was completed January 17, 2020 at 17,638.8 total aircraft hours. At 1955, the weather recorded at Pompano Beach Airpark (6A2) 4 miles southeast of the accident site included few clouds at 2,100 feet and winds from 100 degrees at 7 knots. The helicopter was examined by an FAA aviation safety inspector at the site immediately after the accident. There was no odor of fuel, and no evidence of fuel spillage at the scene. The extended-range fuel device was removed, and visual inspection of the fuel tank revealed no fuel. The inspector then sumped the fuel system per the manufacturer's Rotorcraft Flight Manual and recovered no fuel. During recovery of the helicopter, the recovery crew inserted a defueling hose in the main tank and activated a pump to recover all residual fuel and no fuel was recovered. Control continuity was confirmed through some fractures to all flight control surfaces. The fractures displayed features consistent with overstress.

The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N5013G
Model/Series: 206 L1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft external load (133)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPMP,19 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Coconut Creek, FL 
Destination: Coconut Creek, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.26361,-80.099998 (est)
 















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

Hard Landing: Sonex Onex, N951X; Accident occurred June 25, 2020 at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE), Minneapolis, Minnesota












Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Accident Number: CEN20CA251
Date & Time: June 25, 2020, 11:45 Local
Registration: N951X
Aircraft: SONEX ONEX
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 82
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport pilot With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 14, 2006
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 2, 2020
Flight Time: 884 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5.3 hours (Total, this make and model), 849 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SONEX 
Registration: N951X
Model/Series: ONEX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: ONX0028
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 23, 2019 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Revmaster
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series: 2300
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
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: KANE
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft AGL 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Anoka County-Blaine Airport ANE
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 912 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary landing

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: 45.145278,-93.211944

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










Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Red Wing, Minnesota
Accident Number: CEN20CA250
Date & Time: June 25, 2020, 15:00 Local
Registration: N35JA
Aircraft: Hatz HATZ CB 1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 71, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 3, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: July 26, 2018
Flight Time: 1804 hours (Total, all aircraft), 12.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 1602 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hatz Registration: N35JA
Model/Series: HATZ CB 1 No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 20
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 20, 2020 Condition 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 485 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A3B
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
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: KRGK,780 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 250° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Red Wing, MN (RGK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Red Wing, MN (RGK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 14:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: RED WING RGNL RGK
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 777 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27 IFR 
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5010 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

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: 44.589443,-92.485(est)

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

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; Salt Lake City, Utah

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