Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Robinson R44 Raven II, N89LA: Accident occurred August 08, 2020 in Logan, Harrison County, Iowa

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; Des Moines FSDO; Ankeny, Iowa

Mills County Choppers Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N89LA

Location: Logan, IA
Accident Number: CEN20LA330
Date & Time: 08/08/2020, 1845 CDT
Registration: N89LA
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 8, 2020, about 1845 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 II helicopter, N89LA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Logan, Iowa. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot was assigned to spray a 380-acre cornfield. The pilot had just completed several spray runs and was turning to line up for another run, when he heard the engine emit a "pop" noise and the engine then accelerated. The pilot pulled pitch to slow the engine with no avail. The pilot reported he had control of the helicopter, but he did not have control of the engine speed. The pilot attempted to flare and land the helicopter; however, the helicopter impacted an area of rising terrain and came to rest on its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, the main rotor system, the tailboom, and the tail rotor system. The helicopter was recovered from the accident site for a future examination of the airframe and engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N89LA
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Mills County Choppers Inc.
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: KTQE, 1028 ft msl
Observation Time: 2254 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3300 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Logan, IA
Destination: Logan, IA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.643056, -95.789167 (est)
















AIRCRAFT:   2005 Robinson R44 II N89LA, s/n: 10984

Current Total Time: 1942.3 (at annual inspection on 6/9/2020

Hobbs: 1942.3 at Last Annual Inspection on 6/9/2020   

ENGINE:      Lycoming, IO-540-AE1A5, s/n: L-30633-48A

100 hr inspection on 6/9/2020. Hobbs was 1942.3 hrs.      

EQUIPMENT:   The following items have been removed and are stored inside Dawson’s avionics storage facility: 

Transceiver - Bendix/King KY196A, 30208

Vert Card Compass - Precision Aviation - PAI-700, 56683

ATTIT Gyro -BF Goodrich -1100-14, 25389

Directional Gyro -BF Goodrich -205-1B, 25721

Transponder - Bendix/King - KT76C, 19014

Blind Encoder -United Instruments - SSD120-30A, A63656

Audio Control –Nat -AA12S-002, 1331

GPS/Com Transc –Garmin - GNC 420, 97203240

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 08/08/2020 in a corn field in Lincoln, IA, pilot lost control of the helicopter while conducting chemical spraying, resulting in a crash into the side of a small ditch.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:    Helicopter is being stored outside at Dawson Aircraft in Clinton, AR.

INQUIRIES:  Aircraft logbooks – Dawson Aircraft

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HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

Beech 58 Baron, N6271R: Incident occurred August 05, 2020 at Garden City Regional Airport (KGCK), Finney County, Kansas

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

Aircraft exiting the runway struck a runway light.

Air Jag LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N6271R

Date: 05-AUG-20
Time: 02:45:00Z
Regis#: N6271R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: GARDEN CITY
State: KANSAS

Cessna 310R, N428DL: Incident occurred August 07, 2020 at Houma–Terrebonne Airport (KHUM), Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.


K & D Air LLC


https://registry.faa.gov/N428DL


Date: 07-AUG-20

Time: 13:47:00Z
Regis#: N428DL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUMA
State: LOUISIANA



Houma Fire Department
August 07, 2020

Update 12:20pm - The aircraft has been removed from the runway, and is enroute to a maintenance facility, all runways and taxiways are now open.

At approximately 8:49 am on August 07, 2020 the Houma Fire Department was dispatched to an aircraft crash at the Houma Terrebonne Airport.


Units arrived on-scene to find a Cessna 310R had crashed upon landing. The pilot attempted to make a normal landing when the landing gear failed and collapsed without warning. The pilot was able to maintain control to keep the aircraft on the runway.


No injuries were reported by either the pilot or the passenger. No fuel or hazardous material has leaked from the aircraft at the time of this post. Fire Department and airport staff are standing by for the FAA investigation and maintenance personnel to remove the aircraft from the runway.


The airport was immediately closed to all fixed wing aircraft, while rotary wing aircraft were permitted to continue operations remaining clear of the crash site.


The pilot did an excellent job handling the aircraft during the emergency.

Piper PA-28-150 Cherokee, N5580W: Incident occurred August 08, 2020 at Paul C. Miller-Sparta Airport (8D4), Kent County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into grass.

Smitty 172 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5580W

Date: 08-AUG-20
Time: 15:58:00Z
Regis#: N5580W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SPARTA
State: MICHIGAN

Incident occurred July 30, 2020 at Perkins Field Airport (U08), Overton, Clark County, Nevada

Will Montero, 17, of Las Vegas made an emergency landing at Perkins Field last week during his pilot’s license checkride.


There was a little bit of tension in the skies for a young operator of a small aircraft last week. The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Perkins Field Airport in Overton on Thursday morning, July 30th.

Seventeen-year-old Will Montero, of Las Vegas has spent the last year working on getting his pilot’s license. On Thursday, Montero was performing his checkride, the final ride-along exam in obtaining his license.

Will and his examiner, Shawn Mullin, took off from North Las Vegas airport that day in Will’s 1968 Cessna 172 Skyhawk. It was a beautiful, clear morning; a good day for a checkride. At least, so they thought.

The routine preflight inspection found everything to be in apparent good shape on the aircraft. So they got the plane into the air and headed to an area just east of the Valley of Fire to perform several maneuvers for the test.

With the aircraft at about 6,000 feet in altitude, and travelling at around 150 miles per hour, Montero was instructed to perform an emergency descent scenario as part of the exam. But just as he was beginning that scenario he got a surprise.

“We heard a pop sound and it all of a sudden got a little windy,” Montero recalled.

The windshield of the aircraft had suddenly shattered, showering shards of glass into the cockpit. Immediately, the plane began experiencing a lot of drag and requiring a lot of power to maintain altitude.

But Montero stayed calm. With guidance from Mullin he reduced the airspeed of the plane down to the most efficient glide. Then he headed for the nearest airport which, of course, was Perkins Field. There he routinely landed the airplane.

“He did a good job landing given the circumstances,” said Mullin.

Other than a few minor cuts from the glass, the two made it to the ground safely and uninjured.

Interestingly, this was Montero’s second attempt at passing the checkride. The first time was similarly ill-fated. His aircraft ran into engine trouble mid-flight on the previous test and was forced to do an emergency landing at Sky Ranch Airport in Sandy Valley, Nevada.

But Montero remains undaunted by these back-to-back misfortunes. He is still determined to pass his next checkride and remains eager to get his pilot’s license.

“We will just have to get it fixed and try again,” he said.

Montero plans to someday have a career as a commercial pilot. His father is an airline pilot for Southwest Airlines and Will wants to follow in those footsteps.

https://mvprogress.com

Collision During Landing: Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Max, N644SB; accident occurred August 09, 2020 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada



Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Accident Number: WPR20CA260
Date & Time: August 9, 2020, 10:00 Local
Registration: N644SB
Aircraft: Evektor Aerotechnik SPORTSTAR
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 19,Female
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: November 27, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 32 hours (Total, all aircraft), 32 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Evektor Aerotechnik
Registration: N644SB
Model/Series: SPORTSTAR No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Special light-sport (Special) 
Serial Number: 2006 0702
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: July 1, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3038 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91A installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912/ULS
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 100 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: KVGT,2203 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 313°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 160° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 39°C / -12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV (VGT) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 09:44 Local
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: North Las Vegas VGT
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2205 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12R 
IFR Approach: None 
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop;Traffic pattern

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: 36.210834,-115.194442(est)

Bell 206L-4, N55SL: Incident occurred August 07, 2020 in Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

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

Rotorcraft made a precautionary landing in a parking lot.

Helicopters Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N55SL

Date: 07-AUG-20
Time: 17:35:00Z
Regis#: N55SL
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: SKY NEWS
City: WINDHAM
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nose Over: Dakota Cub S18-160, N811RD; accident occurred August 07, 2020 at Old Orchard Airpark (2NK9), Modena, Ulster County, New York




Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Latham, New York

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Modena, NY
Accident Number: ERA20CA279
Date & Time: 08/07/2020, 1410 EDT
Registration: N811RD
Aircraft: DAKOTA S18-160
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

According to the pilot, he was landing after a local flight with a passenger seated in the rear seat of the tail-wheel equipped airplane. During touchdown the airplane started to nose over, and the pilot realized that the passenger had his feet on the brakes. He yelled at the passenger to get his feet off the brakes, but it was too late to prevent the airplane from nosing over. The airplane flipped over inverted and came to a complete stop. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the vertical stabilizer was buckled. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 82, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Gyroplane; Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Glider; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/16/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/16/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 16000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 32 hours (Total, this make and model), 14000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Passenger Information

Certificate:
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DAKOTA
Registration: N811RD
Model/Series: S18-160
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2019
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 2018-001
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2020, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2050 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 110 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: YO 360 EXP-91
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: POU, 163 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4300 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Unknown
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Modena, NY (2NK9)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Modena, NY (2NK9)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1340 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Old Orchard Airpark (2NK9)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 660 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2800 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.657222, -74.077222 (est)

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II, N6300W: Accidents occurred August 07, 2020 and December 21, 2019






Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Gainesville, Florida
Accident Number: ERA20CA058
Date & Time: December 21, 2019, 11:45 Local 
Registration: N6300W
Aircraft: Cessna P210 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during the initial climb and while about 1,500 ft mean sea level, he saw a bird flying "straight up," but when it reached the airplane's altitude, it turned toward the airplane. The bird then impacted the propeller, continued through the left side of the windshield, and struck the pilot's face. The airplane began descending, but the pilot regained control of the airplane, declared an emergency, and landed without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windshield. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane 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 airplane's impact by a bird during the initial climb.

Findings

Environmental issues Animal(s)/bird(s) - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Animal(s)/bird(s) - Ability to respond/compensate

Factual Information

History of Flight

Initial climb Birdstrike (Defining event)
Initial climb Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing Off-field or emergency landing

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 65,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 17, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: March 27, 2018
Flight Time: 1552 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28 hours (Total, this make and model), 1552 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6300W
Model/Series: P210 N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: P21000744
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 17, 2019 Annual Certified 
Max Gross Wt.: 4000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5700 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520P
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 310 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: GNV,123 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 11:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nassau (MYNN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 11:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class E

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.651666,-82.324165(est)

Location: Allendale, SC
Accident Number: ERA20LA278
Date & Time: 08/07/2020, 1036 EDT
Registration: N6300W
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 7, 2020, about 1036 eastern daylight time, a Cessna P210N, N6300W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Allendale, South Carolina. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he departed Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), Gainesville, Florida, with an intended destination of Allendale County Airport (AQX), Allendale, South Carolina. Prior to departure, he fueled the airplane with 58 gallons of fuel. The flight was unremarkable, but when the airplane was on short final approach to runway 35 at AQX, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The propeller continued to rotate and the pilot attempted to restart the engine by switching the selected fuel tank but was unsuccessful. The pilot realized that the airplane was not able to reach the runway and he attempted to perform a forced landing to a field.

During the forced landing, the airplane struck trees and impacted the ground. After impact, the pilot and passenger egressed, and then a postimpact fire ensued.

The airframe and engine were retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6300W
Model/Series: P210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No
Operator: N206DJ, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AQX, 162 ft msl
Observation Time: 1035 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Destination: Allendale, SC (AQX)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 32.986389, -81.266667 (est)






ALLENDALE, South Carolina (WRDW/WAGT) - A small plane was destroyed in a crash near the Allendale County Airport, but the two people aboard it survived, according to authorities.

The plane crashed around 10:30 a.m. Friday about a mile south of the airport, according to Federal Aviation Administration regional spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. She said two people were onboard the Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion II. The FAA will release the aircraft registration after investigators confirm it at the scene, according to Bergen.

Sheriff Tom Carter said the plane was destroyed at the crash site off Highway 278. The people who’d been inside the aircraft were taken to a hospital, according to authorities.

The airport director told News 12 the plane was supposed to land at the airport, but never made it.

Local authorities don’t know why the plane crashed, but they know a fire was involved.

The FAA will investigate the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the probable cause of the accident, according the Bergen.

The 95-acre general aviation airport is owned by Allendale County and is a couple of nautical miles southeast of Allendale.

https://www.wrdw.com



View of damaged windshield.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Location: Gainesville, FL
Accident Number: ERA20CA058
Date & Time: 12/21/2019, 1145 EST
Registration: N6300W
Aircraft: Cessna P210
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Birdstrike
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during the initial climb, about 1,500 ft mean sea level, a bird was flying vertical and then turned into the airplane. The bird contacted the propeller, continued through the left side of the windshield, and struck the pilot in the face. After regaining control of the airplane, the pilot declared an emergency and landed the airplane without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windshield. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:65, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s):  Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/17/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/27/2018
Flight Time:  1552 hours (Total, all aircraft), 28 hours (Total, this make and model), 1552 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6300W
Model/Series: P210 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: P21000744
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/17/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 4000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5700 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520P
Registered Owner: N206DJ, LLC
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: N206DJ, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GNV, 123 ft msl



Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1153 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 46°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 21 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: 
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.3 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nassau, FN (MYNN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 EST
Type of Airspace: Class E

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.651667, -82.324167 (est)

Piper PA-24-400 Comanche 400, N8533P: Incident occurred August 07, 2020 in Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8533P

Date: 07-AUG-20
Time: 21:29:00Z
Regis#: N8533P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ADAMS
State: TENNESSEE






SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – We are expanding this report after learning about a second emergency landing in Robertson County on Friday.

On Tuesday, a gyrocopter crashed on take-off just outside the Robertson County Airport.

According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the crash occurred just after 8 am.

Officials tell Smokey Barn News that, after refueling, the MTOSport 2017 in a Northerly takeoff with one passenger onboard, seemed to lack sufficient airspeed for flight causing the gyrocopter to crash or hard land at the end of the runway just outside the airport fence.

The gyrocopter set down feet from Hwy 41 N. The FAA is investigating the crash. The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency is asking the public to stay clear of the wreckage.

The Nashville based pilot, known to frequent the Springfield/Robertson hub, was not injured in the crash. A passenger was also uninjured.

The pilot of the downed gyrocopter was picked up at the scene by another helicopter, officials said.

SECOND CRASH…


The second (or technically the first crash/forced emergency landing) occurred back on Friday when another aircraft (a PA-24-400 Piper Comanche) lost engine power and had to make an emergency landing in a bean field off Dortch Rd near Glen Raven.

According to the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, the accident occurred just before 5 pm Friday afternoon when the engine lost power and oil sprayed out forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

Like the first incident, the pilot was able to successfully land the craft without injury to the pilot or passenger.

https://smokeybarn.com

Piper PA28-151, N8480C: Incident occurred August 10, 2020 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft veered off the runway on landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8480C

Date: 10-AUG-20
Time: 14:13:00Z
Regis#: N8480C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NAPLES
State: FLORIDA