Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

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

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

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)

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

Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Max, N644SB: Accident occurred August 09, 2020 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Light Sport Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N644SB


NTSB Identification: WPR20CA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
Aircraft: Evektor Aerotechnik SPORTSTAR, registration: N644SB

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 landed, lost control and spun around hitting a sign.


Date: 09-AUG-20
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N644SB
Aircraft Make: EVEKTOR AEROTECHNIK
Aircraft Model: SPORTSTAR
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

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

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

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N811RD


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)

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

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N6300W

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

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9917N; accident occurred August 10, 2020 at Stanley Airport (2U7), Custer County, Idaho

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N9917N

Location: Stanley, ID
Accident Number: WPR20CA265
Date & Time: 08/10/2020, 1830 MDT
Registration: N9917N
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll in the tailwheel equipped airplane, with a 10 knot direct crosswind, after the tail lifted and the airplane was tracking on the runway centerline, he initiated a cross control to compensate for the crosswind. The control pressure was excessive and the airplane banked into the wind and started to deviate to the left. The pilot attempted corrective action however the airplane rotated around and ground looped. The right side main landing gear collapsed and the right wing was substantially damaged.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used:
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: 07/23/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/31/2020
Flight Time: 3300 hours (Total, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9917N
Model/Series: 180 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18052572
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3825 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: Pessina Guy P
Rated Power: 230 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: 2U7, 6403 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0700 MDT
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 30 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 15 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:Stanley, ID (2U7)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:None
Destination: Hailey, ID (SUN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0715 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Stanley (2U7)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Dirt
Airport Elevation: 6403 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4300 ft / 150 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: 44.212778, -114.933333 (est)

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N2543E: Incident occurred August 10, 2020 at Zelmer Memorial Airpark Inc (5K1), Palmyra, Macoupin County, Illinois

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

Aircraft veered off the runway into a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N2543E

Date: 10-AUG-20
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N2543E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PALMYRA
State: ILLINOIS

Beech C24R Sierra, N18792: Incident occurred August 10, 2020 at Mount Airy/Surry County Airport (KMWK), North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed gear up.

https://registry.faa.gov/N18792

Date: 10-AUG-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N18792
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 24R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT AIRY
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Beech B200 Super King Air, N831TM: Incident occurred August 10, 2020 at Panola County Airport (4F2), Carthage, Texas



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft hit wild hogs on landing.

Sage Holdings LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N831TM

Date: 11-AUG-20
Time: 01:40:00Z
Regis#: N831TM
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: B200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CARTHAGE
State: TEXAS

Aviat A-1C-180 Husky, N298WY: Accident occurred August 10, 2020 in Grover, Lincoln County, Wyoming

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

Aviat Aircraft Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N298WY



NTSB Identification: WPR20CA266
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 10, 2020 in Grover, WY
Aircraft: AVIAT A-1C-200, registration: N298WY

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 was spinning to the ground and the pilot used the parachute. 

Date: 10-AUG-20
Time: 19:19:00Z
Regis#: N298WY
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: GROVER
State: WYOMING

Aviat Aircraft

On Monday August 10th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 PM, an Aviat Aircraft Inc, A-1C-200 was lost in an accident involving experimental flight testing. The pilot of the aircraft was forced to bail out and deployed his emergency parachute that resulted in a safe landing. Aviat Aircraft Inc is fully cooperating with the FAA and NTSB in their investigations into the incident. Aviat Aircraft Inc is also conducting an investigation into the event and will release more details at a later date.







A single-engine plane crash in Grover Monday afternoon left a pilot with minor injuries after he bailed out of the failed aircraft while still in flight, using a parachute to safely land.

Lincoln County Sheriff Shane Johnson said the plane went down in a field near County Road 130 in the Grover area and the pilot sustained minor back injuries after he landed with the aid of parachute. The incident has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Star Valley EMS and Afton Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. The fire department applied water to the crash site as a precaution, while several fire fighters combed the fields to find the downed pilot. Additional information is expected following the FAA review.

Original Story: Multiple calls came into the Lincoln County Dispatch Office at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday August 10, reporting a plane crash in the Grover area.

According to initial reports, the pilot parachuted out of the plane prior to impact.

Multiple agencies responded to the call including the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the Star Valley EMS, the Afton Volunteer Fire Department and the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

https://svinews.com