Friday, July 24, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna U206G Stationair, N756DJ; accident occurred July 10, 2020 in Nenana, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N756DJ


Location:Nenana, AK
Accident Number: WPR20CA232
Date & Time: 07/10/2020, 1700 AKD
Registration: N756DJ
Aircraft: CESSNA U206
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that he was performing a soft field takeoff at a private dirt airstrip with a right crosswind. During the takeoff roll, staying on the left side of the airstrip to clear a known dip, the nosewheel lifted off the ground quickly as expected, however he now had no turning ability. The pilot utilized right rudder input to compensate for the cross wind, but the ground speed was too low and he did not have enough rudder authority to keep the left wing from impacting a parked bulldozer on the side of the airstrip. The airplane's left wing was substantially damaged.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 37, 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):None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/03/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 395 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 53 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N756DJ
Model/Series: U206 G
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: U20604005
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 633 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520
Registered Owner: BIK AIR LLC
Rated Power: 285
Operator: BIK AIR LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PANN, 362 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1653 AKD
Direction from Accident Site: 306°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 5 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:90°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nenana, AK (PVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Fairbanks, AK (AK7)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:1500 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PVT (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 2000 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 360
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire:None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 64.138056, -147.986667 (est)

Cessna 182R Skylane, N9747H: Accident occurred July 22, 2020 at Toketee State Airport (3S6), Clearwater, Douglas County, Oregon

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

Mashiair LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9747H


NTSB Identification: WPR20CA254
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Clearwater, OR
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N9747H

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 nose wheel collapsed on landing resulting in propeller strike.


Date: 22-JUL-20
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N9747H
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLEARWATER
State: OREGON

Avid Montana Coyote, N125MC: Accident occurred July 22, 2020 in Jamul, San Diego County, California

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N125MC

Location: Jamul, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA234
Date & Time: 07/22/2020, 1915 PDT
Registration: N125MC
Aircraft: MONTANA Coyote
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 22, 2020 at 1915 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur built Montana Coyote airplane, N125MC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Jamul, California. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the passenger, they made an uneventful stop during a local flight to refuel. They subsequently departed and about 20 minutes later the airplane lost all power. The pilot landed the airplane in a nearby field, but it collided with a fence line and the left wingtip impacted the ground.

Postaccident photographs furnished by the Federal Aviation Administration showed substantial damage to the left wing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MONTANA
Registration: N125MC
Model/Series: Coyote
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Pfaff Kirk J
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 526 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chula Vista, CA (0CL3)
Destination: Chula Vista, CA (0CL3)

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: 




JAMUL — Two people escaped injury when their small plane crash landed Wednesday night in a field near Jamul Casino, authorities said.

The aircraft lost engine power, but the pilot was able to glide it into a field and make a hard landing about 7:50 p.m. near the casino, in a brushy area off Campo Road, according to authorities.

Firefighters at the nearby Cal Fire San Diego Station 36 heard the plane’s engine sputtering, Cal Fire spokesman Capt. Thomas Shoots said. A short time later, someone at the casino called 911 and reported a plane crash.

A Sheriff’s Department helicopter first located the landing site, sheriff’s Lt. Glen Twyman said. The helicopter crew guided firefighters and deputies on the ground to the site, where the emergency crews found the plane’s two occupants uninjured.

Shoots, who was at the scene Wednesday night, said there were no trees in the vicinity, only waist-high brush. He said the crash landing damaged the aircraft landing gears and caused a minor fuel leak.

Shoots said the occupants of the plane described it as a Montana Coyote. The experimental aircraft is designed to be able to land and take off again quickly, without much runway.

According to Shoots, the occupants were practicing touch-and-go landings and takeoffs at John Nichol’s Field Airport, the airstrip at Skydive San Diego off Otay Lakes Road, a few miles south of the crash site.

Local authorities notified federal officials of the incident, as is standard for all crashes and other aircraft-related accidents. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to investigate the crash.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com

Fuel Exhaustion: Boeing N2S-3 Stearman, N2158P; accident occurred July 22, 2020 in Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N2158P


Location: Jacksonville, AR
Accident Number: CEN20CA303
Date & Time: 07/22/2020, 1800 CDT
Registration: N2158P
Aircraft: Stearman N2S 3
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Banner Tow

According to the pilot, the accident flight was the second flight of the day towing banners in his bi-plane. On the return leg, the engine lost all power and the pilot landed along a pipeline and impacted a post, which resulted in substantial damage to the upper and lower right wing. The pilot informed a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that he may have run out of gas. The inspector drained about 1 quart of fuel from the gascolator and "less than a tablespoon" from the sump drains. There was no evidence of fuel in the fuel tanks. The tanks were not breached and the fuel lines appeared to be intact with no evidence of fuel leaks.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Unknown
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stearman
Registration: N2158P
Model/Series: N2S 3 N1
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1942
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number:75-6861
Landing Gear Type:
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer:
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Jacksonville, AR (79AR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Jacksonville, AR (79AR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 CDT
Type of Airspace:Class E

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: 34.856111, -92.081111 (est)



A pilot escaped with minor injuries Wednesday evening in Jacksonville after the plane he was flying made an emergency landing near a pipeline off Glen Road, according to Pulaski County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Robert Garrett.

The pilot took off from his own runway and had engine failure while in the air, making an emergency landing about 6 p.m. and suffering only minor injuries, Garrett said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted by deputies and will be investigating the incident, Garrett added.

https://www.arkansasonline.com





A pilot escaped with minor injuries Wednesday evening in Jacksonville after the plane he was flying made an emergency landing near a pipeline off Glen Road, according to Pulaski County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Robert Garrett.

The pilot took off from his own runway and had engine failure while in the air, making an emergency landing about 6 p.m. and suffering only minor injuries, Garrett said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted by deputies and will be investigating the incident, Garrett added.

https://www.arkansasonline.com

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N7020Q: Incident occurred July 22, 2020 near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (KBHM), Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft made a forced landing 1/4 mile short of the runway. 

Skies Unlimited Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N7020Q

Date: 22-JUL-20
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N7020Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: BIRMINGHAM
State: ALABAMA



Officials from the airport released the following statement concerning the emergency landing.

“At approximately 4:31pm, an Alert III call was issued to Airport Operations at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. A Cessna 172L Skyhawk was on the approach to land on Runway 24. The pilot reported a loss of power but was able to land safely on the hill near Runway Drive and Eastlake Boulevard outside of the airport fence. No injuries have been reported. The operations at the airport were not interrupted and both runways remain open.”

Beech 400 Beechjet, N425BJ: Accident occurred July 22, 2020 at Montgomery Regional Airport (KMGM), Alabama

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama
Textron; Wichita, Kansas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N425BJ


Location: Montgomery, AL
Accident Number: ERA20LA259
Date & Time: 07/22/2020, 1100 CDT
Registration: N425BJ
Aircraft: Beech 400
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 22, 2020, about 1100 central daylight time, a Beech 400, N425BJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM), Montgomery, Alabama. The two pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, after extending the landing gear he did not receive a positive indication that the left main landing gear was down and locked. After emergency procedures failed to extend the gear, the pilot elected to shut down the left engine and land with the left main landing gear retracted.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the left wing and that the left main landing gear door would not open.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N425BJ
Model/Series: 400 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: N425BJ LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMGM, 202 ft msl
Observation Time: 1055 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Huntsville, AL (HSV)
Destination: Montgomery, AL (MGM)

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: 32.301389, -86.395278 (est)

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N9895F: Incident occurred July 19, 2020 at Pueblo Memorial Airport (KPUB), Pueblo County, Colorado

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

Aircraft landed hard and incurred propeller strike.

Doomac LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N9895F

Date: 19-JUL-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N9895F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUEBLO
State: COLORADO

Mooney M20J, N20JX: Incident occurred July 22, 2020 at Georgetown-Scott County Regional Airport (27K), Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N20JX

Date: 22-JUL-20
Time: 18:57:00Z
Regis#: N20JX
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GEORGETOWN
State: KENTUCKY

Cessna 441 Conquest II, N14FJ: Incident occurred July 23, 2020 at Ocean City Municipal Airport (KOXB), Worcester County, Maryland

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Land Safely LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N14FJ

Date: 23-JUL-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N14FJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 441
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OCEAN CITY
State: MARYLAND

MD Helicopters MD 600N, N208MP: Accident occurred July 21, 2020 in Thompson Falls, Sanders County, Montana

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N208MP



Location: Thompson Falls, MT
Accident Number: WPR20LA235
Date & Time: 07/21/2020, 0558 PDT
Registration: N208MP
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS 600
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 133: Rotorcraft Ext. Load

On July 21, 2020, at 0558 Pacific daylight time, a McDonnell Douglas 600N helicopter, N208MP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Thompson Falls, Montana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 rotorcraft external load operation.

The pilot stated that, as he was on an approach to a landing zone, he lowered the collective to start a vertical descent to land. At that time, the engine and rotor rpm suddenly decreased, the helicopter yawed to the left and started to settle. As the helicopter was approaching the ground fast, the pilot increased the collective to use the remaining rpm to cushion the landing. The helicopter impacted the ground and the pilot rolled the throttle to idle, but noticed that engine speed and rpm were below the normal idle parameters. When he rolled the throttle to off, he heard a grinding, "metal-to-metal" noise. The helicopter was secured for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Registration: N208MP
Model/Series: 600 N
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft External Load (133)

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: 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:

Beech B23 Musketeer, N7656R: Incident occurred July 11, 2020 at Kenly Airport (7NC3), North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro

Aircraft landed and slid off runway into a pond.

https://registry.faa.gov/N7656R

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 13:07:00Z
Regis#: N7656R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KENLY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket, N6241M: Incident occurred July 11, 2020 at Alamogordo-White Sands Regional Airport (KALM), New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft landed hard, gear collapsed and veered off runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6241M

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N6241M
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALAMOGORDO
State: NEW MEXICO

Rans S-12XL Airaile, N937TX: Incident occurred July 11, 2020 at Taos Regional Airport (KSKX), New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft was landing, encountered windshear on short final and crashed short of the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N937TX

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N937TX
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TAOS

Beech 76 Duchess, N184ER: Incident occurred July 11, 2020 at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK), Pontiac, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft landed gear up.

IXI LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N184ER

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N184ER
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PONTIAC
State: MICHIGAN

Mooney M20J, N57663: Accident occurred July 12, 2020 at Easton/Newnam Field Airport (KESN), Talbot County, Maryland

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

Aircraft on taxi for departure nose gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N57663

Date: 12-JUL-20
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N57663
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EASTON
State: MARYLAND

Cessna 177A Cardinal, N30309: Accident occurred July 12, 2020 in Falmouth, Pendleton County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

https://registry.faa.gov/N30309

NTSB Identification: ERA20CA245
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 12, 2020 in Falmouth, KY
Aircraft: Cessna 177, registration: N30309

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 made an emergency landing in a field and flipped over.
Date: 12-JUL-20
Time: 17:56:00Z
Regis#: N30309
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FALMOUTH
State: KENTUCKY

Ayres S-2R-R1340 Turbo Thrush, N3104S: Accident occurred July 12, 2020 near Keokuk Municipal Airport (KEOK), Lee County, Iowa

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa (and) Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ayres Thrush

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3104S

Location: Keokuk, IA
Accident Number: CEN20LA276
Date & Time: 07/12/2020, 1110 CDT
Registration: N3104S
Aircraft: Rockwell S2R R1340
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry

On July 12, 2020, about 1110 central daylight time, a Rockwell Thrush S2R, N3104S, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Keokuk, Iowa. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 ferry flight.

The agricultural airplane had just completed major repairs at a certified repair facility in Hayti, Missouri. Part of the repairs included the removal and reinstallation of both wings. The intent of the flight was to ferry the airplane cross-country from Hayti to its home base in Vinton, Iowa, with a planned fuel stop in Keokuk, Iowa. According to the pilot, he had topped off the airplane with 197 gallons of fuel prior to departure from Hayti. The pilot stated that after an uneventful enroute flight, he was flying about 1,500 -1,800 ft above ground level on a straight-in approach to runway 32 at Keokuk when there was an engine temperature surge and then a decrease. The engine stopped running and the pilot attempted restart procedures. The pilot assessed that he was not going to make it to the airport, which was about 3-4 miles away, and decided to land the airplane in a field. During the landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot exited the airplane uninjured and emergency personnel arrived to assist.

Examination of the airplane after the accident revealed that a fuel vent line in the right wing was creased across a structural beam. The creased fuel vent was not consistent with impact damage, and restricted air from entering the fuel tank. Further examination of the vent line revealed that the installation right wing's vent line was not correct and the left wing's vent was installed properly.

Figure 1. Creased Fuel Vent Right Wing

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration: N3104S
Model/Series: S2R R1340 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Wayson Air
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 869 ft msl
Observation Time: 1252 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 50 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hayti, MO (M28)
Destination: Vinton, IA (VTI)

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: 40.442778, -91.424167 (est)



A small plane landed on the golf course at the Keokuk Elk’s Club on Sunday after apparently having engine troubles.

Several 911 calls were reported to the Keokuk Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday saying a plane had gone down somewhere near Lincoln Avenue.

It was soon reported that the plane was near hole 4 on the golf course. The dispatcher reported witnesses calling 911 said it appeared the pilot was out of the plane and was OK, though reports were not yet available to confirm that.

The Keokuk police, Keokuk Fire Department and Lee County EMS responded to the scene, driving out onto the course to get close to the aircraft.

Two witnesses saw the plane fly over them at about 10th and Bank streets and said it sounded like the engine of the plane was cutting out. When it passed over them, the engine sounded like it shut off completely and it looked like the plane was going to have to find a place to land.

The FAA was contacted shortly after noon and the administration told local law enforcement that they would have someone in the area as soon as possible.

http://www.mississippivalleypublishing.com









KEOKUK, Iowa (WGEM) — A plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a southeast Iowa golf course on Sunday.

The plane landed on the Elks Fairview Golf Course in Keokuk shorty before 11:30 a.m.

Keokuk Police said Patrick Jones, of Australia was test flying a crop-dusting aircraft from Hayti, Missouri, to Vinton, Iowa.

Jones had planned to stop at the Keokuk Municipal Airport, but experienced engine trouble and as forced to land on the golf course.

No injuries were reported.

The matter is still under investigation by the Keokuk Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.

https://wgem.com

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, N217PH: Incident occurred July 11, 2020 at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (KMWA), Marion, Williamson County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N217PH

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 12:40:00Z
Regis#: N217PH
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CH750
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARION
State: ILLINOIS

Loss of Control in Flight: Q-2, N85BJ; accident occurred July 11, 2020 at Preston Airport (U10), Franklin County, Idaho

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N85BJ


Location: Preston, ID
Accident Number:WPR20CA221
Date & Time: 07/11/2020, 1155 MDT
Registration: N85BJ
Aircraft: QUICKIE Q2
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the takeoff roll, about two-thirds of the way down the runway at rotation speed of 70 mph, the airplane was not lifting off as normal. At 75 mph nothing was changing so the pilot attempted to place the airplane into ground effect, "something I learned to do in other types but not this plane." The pilot recalled that he added "too much forward stick" and the airplane porpoised, ascended and rolled to the right. The pilot leveled the wings, however, the airplane descended and collided with terrain. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, canard, and the empennage.

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

The pilot further reported that he did not accomplish any performance planning for the atmospheric conditions before the flight. At the time of the accident, the density altitude was calculated at 6,977ft.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/09/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:06/28/2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 178.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5 hours (Total, this make and model), 66.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 35.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: QUICKIE
Registration: N85BJ
Model/Series:Q2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2020
Amateur Built:Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number:2438
Landing Gear Type:Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/18/2020, Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1060 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Revmaster
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 2100D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 75 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: KLGU, 4454 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1751 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 172°
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nampa, ID (MAN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Rock Springs, WY (RKS)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0700 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: PRESTON (U10)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4728 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 21
IFR Approach:None
Runway Length/Width: 3457 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 42.106944, -111.912500 (est)