Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Cessna A185E Skywagon, N3086W: Accident occurred July 02, 2020 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

https://registry.faa.gov/N3086W


NTSB Identification: WPR20CA204

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, July 2, 2020 in San Diego, CA
Aircraft: Cessna A185, registration: N3086W

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, crosswind shifted, lost control and flipped over.


Date: 02-JUL-20
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N3086W
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA 



SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A private pilot landing a single-engine plane at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport was unscathed Thursday when the aircraft somersaulted on the runway, coming to rest on its roof, authorities reported.

The tail-over-nose crash of the Cessna A185E Skywagon at the Serra Mesa general-aviation municipal airport took place shortly after 1:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and sole occupant of the airplane was unhurt, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported.

A single fire engine remained at the scene until about 2 p.m. as a precaution, according to SDFRD public affairs.

The cause of the accident was under investigation.

The 48-year-old fixed-wing airplane is registered to an Alaska man, FAA records state.

https://fox5sandiego.com


SAN DIEGO — Crews responded to a plane crash Thursday at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport also known as Montgomery Field in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego but were released from the scene a short time later, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. 

The light plane was flown by a private pilot who was trying to land the aircraft when it somersaulted onto its roof, authorities said. 

The crash of the Cessna A185E Skywagon was reported at the airport located at 3750 John. J. Montgomery Drive just after 1:30, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Fire crews arrived a few minutes later. A single fire engine remained at the scene until about 2 p.m. as a precaution, according to SDFRD public affairs. 

The pilot and sole occupant of the airplane was unhurt, SDFD reported.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The 48-year-old fixed-wing airplane is registered to an Alaska man, FAA records state. Details on the accident were not immediately available.

https://www.cbs8.com

Loss of Control in Flight: Beechcraft A23 Musketeer, N8868M; accident occurred July 05, 2020 near Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8868M


Location: Sedona, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20CA205
Date & Time: 07/05/2020, 1030 MST
Registration: N8868M
Aircraft: Beech 23
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that after engine start, he listened to the automated weather observation system (AWOS) that reported the wind from 270o at 3 knots. The pilot considered the density altitude; however, it was not reported on the AWOS. The pilot taxied out to runway 03 and began the takeoff roll. About mid-field the airplane lifted off and began a slow climb. Crossing the end of the runway, the airplane yawed and then began to lose altitude. After the airplane exited the airport boundary, which was on a plateau, the airplane continued to lose altitude and descended the sloped terrain. Unable to gain airspeed or maintain altitude, the pilot initiated a forced landing to a road. During the landing, the right main and nose landing gear collapsed. The right wing and lower fuselage were substantially damaged.

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

The elevation of the airport is 4,830 ft mean sea level. At the time of the accident, the density altitude was calculated to be 7,700 ft. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 9800 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model), 97 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N8868M
Model/Series: 23 A23
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: M-606
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/28/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 17 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2799.98 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-346-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 165 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: KSEZ, 4827 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1035 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 72°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Sedona (SEZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4830 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:  5132 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:None 

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: 34.863889, -111.791944 (est)












SEDONA, Arizona - Sedona police say a small plane had to make an emergency landing, but it ended up on State Route 89A in west Sedona.

At 11 a.m. the plane took off from Sedona Airport, but then the pilot had to make an emergency landing for an unknown reason.

The plane was flying from east to west. As they landed, they "touched down on 89A, bounced up and flew over a couple of cars, and came back down onto Mountain Shadows Road." The plane came to a stop on 89A in front of the Hampton Inn.

Both the pilot and the passenger are ok. They were able to pull themselves out of the plane, and they were transported to the medical center for precautionary measures.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified.

Sedona police are in the process of making sure there are no secondary collisions with any cars.

https://www.fox10phoenix.com

Landing Gear Collapse: Beech F33A Bonanza, N727P; accident occurred July 06, 2020 at Roberts Field Airport (KRDM), Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N727P

Location: Redmond, OR
Accident Number: WPR20CA213
Date & Time: 07/06/2020, 1030 PDT
Registration:N727P
Aircraft: Beech 33
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The purpose of the flight was for both flight instructors to perform a proficiency flight with one another since they hadn't flown recently (due to the COVID-19 pandemic). After performing maneuvers in the practice area, they opted to return back to the departure airport to conduct touch-and-go practice takeoffs and landings. After the right-seated flight instructor made two landings, the left-seated flight instructor conducted the landing. After touchdown, while the airplane was in the landing roll, the left-seated flight instructor manipulated the landing gear lever to the "up" position instead of the flap lever. Both instructors realized the mistake and attempted to move the gear lever back to the "down" position, but the left landing gear had already collapsed. The landing gear continued to retract, and they became airborne. After performing troubleshooting of the landing gear and performing a flyby, they decided to land at another airport with more facilities.

The right-seated flight instructor performed the landing at the alternate airport and the airplane rolled on all three landing gear for about 1,000 ft. The left landing gear then collapsed and the airplane veered off the runway. The left aileron sustained damage as a result of the gear collapse. The left-seated flight instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He thought that when he put the landing gear lever up, the airplane's speed was fast enough that the squat switch did not prevent the gear from being retracted.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 26, 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 Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/18/2019
Flight Time: 1477 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model), 1412 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 58 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
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 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/13/2020
Occupational Pilot:Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/19/2019
Flight Time: 1202 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39 hours (Total, this make and model), 1115 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 63 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N727P
Model/Series: 33 F33A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: CE-425
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/06/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 35 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6448 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-BB10B
Registered Owner: Leading Edge Aviation Inc
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: Leading Edge Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRDM, 3084 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1714 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 79°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 PDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Roberts Field (RDM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3081 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7006 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in; Touch and Go

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.254167, -121.152222


REDMOND, Oregon (KTVZ) – A pilot and passenger escaped injury Monday after calling in a possible problem with a landing gear that collapsed during an emergency landing at Redmond Airport, sending the plane skidding off the runway, authorities said. 

Redmond Fire and Rescue personnel responded to Roberts Field around 10 a.m. after the pilot of the Beechcraft F33A Bonanza, registered to Leading Edge Aviation, reported a possible landing gear problem. Fire Captain Wayne Hess said the plane circled for a short time so the gear could be observed and  emergency vehicles could be staged.

When it landed, the left landing gear collapsed and the plane veered off the runway, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. The two occupants quickly got out of the plane.

Two Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting vehicles were on scene and reported after the landing a small fuel leak coming from a fuel vent on the wing, Hess said.

Another Redmond fire engine, medic and staff stood by during the incident. Fire crews were on scene for about two hours and a runway remained closed while the plane’s owner removed the aircraft.

FAA records show the plane, built in 1973, is owned by Bend's Leading Edge Aviation.

Kenitzer said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.

https://ktvz.com