Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Maule M-7-260C, N288BC: Accidents occurred June 24, 2020 and October 14, 2015






Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Yellow Pine, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR20CA198
Date & Time: June 24, 2020, 08:30 Local 
Registration: N288BC
Aircraft: Maule M7
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver time limited special
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 23, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 2, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 334 hours (Total, all aircraft), 247 hours (Total, this make and model), 269 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule 
Registration: N288BC
Model/Series: M7 260C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30045C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 26, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 70 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 280 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-V4A5D
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 260 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Big Creek Ranger Station, ID (I08)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mile Hi, ID 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mile Hi PRIV Runway
Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 5800 ft msl Runway Surface
Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19 IFR
Approach: None Runway
Length/Width: 560 ft / 13 ft VFR 
Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern;Valley/terrain following

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: 45.150554,-114.999443(est)

October 14, 2015
Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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: Grace, ID
Accident Number: GAA16CA015
Date & Time: 10/14/2015, 1830 MDT
Registration: N288BC
Aircraft: MAULE M 7-260C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he landed in a field that had numerous gopher holes and mounds. During the landing roll, the main landing gear encountered a soft spot in the terrain and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut, rudder, and horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that 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:
The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a nose over.

Findings

Personnel issues
Decision making/judgment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Soft surface - Effect on operation (Cause)
Soft surface - Effect on equipment (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Off-field or emergency landing
Nose over/nose down (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 78, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/10/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/14/2014
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 26000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 80 hours (Total, this make and model), 26000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MAULE
Registration: N288BC
Model/Series: M 7-260C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30045C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/06/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 82 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-V4A5D
Registered Owner: TTP LLC
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: TTP LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLGU, 4454 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 41 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 189°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:Calm / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wayan, ID
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Niter, ID
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1800 MDT
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: 42.461389, -111.703889 (est)




Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N181DW: Incident occurred June 29, 2020 at Goodnews Airport (GNU), Alaska

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

Aircraft made gear up landing.

Paklook Air Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N181DW

Date: 30-JUN-20
Time: 00:51:00Z
Regis#: N181DW
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GOODNEWS BAY
State: ALASKA

Loss of Control on Ground: Cub Crafters CCK-1865 Carbon Cub, N153CC; Accident occurred June 28, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska






Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Juneau, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC20CA062
Date & Time: June 28, 2020
Registration: N153CC
Aircraft: Cub Crafters CCK-1865 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 13, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: February 22, 2019
Flight Time: 521.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 33 hours (Total, this make and model), 521.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cub Crafters 
Registration: N153CC
Model/Series: CCK-1865 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: CCK-1865-0006
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: January 16, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 735 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: ECI
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-360
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 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: 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 22:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3000 ft AGL 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 17000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 240° Turbulence Severity
Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Juneau, AK 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Juneau, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 58.141387,-134.377227(est)

Piper PA-23-160 Apache, N6918D: Incident occurred June 29, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft made emergency landing due to engine issue and nose gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6918D

Date: 29-JUN-20
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N6918D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Air Tractor AT-502B, N42190: Accident occurred June 29, 2020 in South Bay, Palm Beach 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.

Aerial Crop Protection Inc


Location: South Bay, FL 
Accident Number: ERA20CA231
Date & Time: June 29, 2020, 11:30 Local
Registration: N42190
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N42190
Model/Series: AT502 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage:
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.472778,-80.556945 (est)

Beech V35B Bonanza, N77CY: Incident occurred June 26, 2020 at Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH), Lambertville, Monroe County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland

Aircraft failed to extend landing gear upon landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N77CY

Date: 26-JUN-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N77CY
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAMBERTVILLE
State: MICHIGAN





Whiteford Township Fire Department #2
June 26, 2020 

Whiteford Fire was dispatched to Toledo Suburban Airport for a reported plane crash. Whiteford Engine 2 and Tanker 2 were out on US23 for a car fire already. We requested Bedford and Ottawa Lake for assistance. Whiteford Chief 1 arrived and found the plane upright with the pilot out of the plane. The plane had performed a gear up landing and came to rest on the runway. We are happy to report that there were no injuries.

Piper PA-28R-200, N56210: Incident occurred June 29, 2020 at Brookhaven Airport (KHWV), Shirley, Suffolk County -and- Incident occurred July 11, 2017 at Republic Airport (KFRG), Farmingdale, Nassau County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

June 29, 2020:  Aircraft landed gear collapsed upon landing. 

Long Island Aviators LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N56210

Date: 30-JUN-20
Time: 02:15:00Z
Regis#: N56210
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHIRLEY
State: NEW YORK

July 11, 2017:   Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 11-JUL-17
Time: 18:22:00Z
Regis#: N56210
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK

American Champion 8KCAB Super Decathlon, N4242G: Incident occurred June 26, 2020 at Snohomish County Airport (KPAE), Everett, Washington

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

Aircraft slid off runway after landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N4242G

Date: 26-JUN-20
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N4242G
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN CHAMPION
Aircraft Model: 8KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing:No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SKYKOMISH
State: WASHINGTON