Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Embraer Phenom 300, N439QS: Incident occurred July 25, 2020 at T. F. Green International Airport (KPVD), Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft diverted and landed after reporting a landing gear issue. A tire blew on the main landing gear and caught fire. 

NetJets Sales Inc
Journey On LLC
JJC Family Holdings Inc


Date: 25-JUL-20
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N439QS
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB505
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Flight Number: EJA439P

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N951JA: Incident occurred July 24, 2020 at Lovell Field Airport (KCHA), Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into grass.

Collins Aviation LLC


Date: 24-JUL-20
Time: 22:04:00Z
Regis#: N951JA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Cessna P206B Super Skylane, N4713F: Incident occurred June 29, 2020 in Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft taxied on its own into large plastic chemical container after pilot stepped out of airplane with engine running.


Date: 29-JUN-20
Time: 18:25:00Z
Regis#: N4713F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Brantly B-2B, N383ES: Fatal accident occurred July 24, 2020 in Monrovia, Morgan County, Indiana

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 Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Plainfield, Indiana


Location: Monrovia, IN
Accident Number:CEN20LA304
Date & Time: 07/24/2020, 1316 EDT
Registration: N383ES
Aircraft: Brantly B2B
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Flight Test

On July 24, 2020, about 1316 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B2B helicopter, N383ES, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Monrovia, Indiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 maintenance test flight.

A witness stated the pilot was performing post 100-hour interval and annual inspection and maintenance flights. The pilot completed three or four short flights around the pilot's property before taking off and traveling southerly at an altitude of about 20 ft above ground level. The witness stated that it looked like the helicopter was exiting translational lift when the helicopter dipped and turned right abruptly and hit the ground. A post-crash fire started immediately.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Brantly
Registration: N383ES
Model/Series: B2B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
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Distance from Accident Site:
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Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Monrovia, IN (PVT)
Destination: Monrovia, IN (PVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

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

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.

Gerald "Gary" Goldsberry

Gerald "Gary" Goldsberry 75, of Mooresville, passed away on July 24, 2020. He was born on November 7, 1944 in Lebanon, Indiana, son of Everett Goldsberry.

He was retired from the sign making business, having owned Visual Sign Company in Indianapolis for over three decades. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was a flight instructor and an advocate for rotorcraft. He was an active member and Past President of the Popular Rotorcraft Association. He hated cats...

He is survived by his loving wife Sue Goldsberry; daughters Lynn Goldsberry, Shelly Romero; Sue's children, Janie Baschwit, Brent Alexander, Mike Alexander, Joe Alexander; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and former business partner Kay Goldsberry.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 12pm until 6pm with services beginning at 6pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Please visit www.carlislebranson.com to sign the online guestbook or to share a memory.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
12:00PM - 6:00PM
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory
39 E High St
Mooresville, IN 46158

Thursday, July 30, 2020
Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory
39 E High St
Mooresville, IN 46158

Final Resting Place
Morgan County Crematory
39 E. High St.
Mooresville, IN 46158


MONROVIA, Indiana — The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says a 75-year-old pilot died after a helicopter crash Friday. 

The sheriff's office was dispatched to a residence in Monrovia around 1:15 p.m. Friday for reports of a helicopter crash. 

During the investigation, authorities learned that the pilot, Gerald Goldsberry, was conducting an annual service of the Brantly B-2B helicopter. 

As Goldsberry was taking off from his residence when he lost control of the helicopter, causing the crash. 

Goldsberry was airlifted to a nearby hospital and where he was later pronounced dead. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board and continuing the investigation.