Thursday, August 13, 2020

Airplane Factory Sling LSA, N863SL: Incident occurred August 12, 2020 at Zamperini Field Airport (KTOA), Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed.

Airplane Factory Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N863SL

Date: 12-AUG-20
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N863SL
Aircraft Make: AIRPLANE FACTORY
Aircraft Model: SLING LSA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TORRANCE
State: CALIFORNIA

Hughes 369D, N104SU: Accident occurred August 05, 2020 in Delia, Jackson County, Kansas

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; Wichita, Kansas

Signature Property Holdings LLC


Location: Delia, KS
Accident Number: CEN20CA334
Date & Time: August 5, 2020, 17:45 Local
Registration: N104SU
Aircraft: Hughes 369 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes
Registration: N104SU
Model/Series: 369 D Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Operator Designator Code: 5U2L

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTOP, 885 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Delia, KS 
Destination: Delia, KS

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.259998,-95.988609

Cessna 150M, N704KT: Incident occurred August 12, 2020 in Buras, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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

Aircraft was departing and veered off runway into the grass and damaged left gear.

https://registry.faa.gov/N704KT

Date: 12-AUG-20
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N704KT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BURAS
State: LOUISIANA

AirWolf 912ULS, N465JP: Accident occurred August 11, 2020 in Casco, St. Clair County, Michigan

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; East Michigan


Location: Casco, MI
Accident Number: CEN20CA387
Date & Time: August 11, 2020, 19:31 Local 
Registration: N465JP
Aircraft: Powrachute AIRWOLF
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Powrachute
Registration: N465JP
Model/Series: AIRWOLF 912 
Aircraft Category: Powered parachute
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Lowest Ceiling: 
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Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire:
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 42.735279,-82.629447 (est)

St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

(Casco Township) A paraglider crash in Casco Township last night sent two people to the hospital.

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 5600 block of Palms Road shortly after 7:30 Tuesday evening, along with Ira Township Fire and Rescue and Richmond-Lenox EMS.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a paraglider being flown by a 69 year old Clay Township man had taken off from a residence in the area with a 6 year old passenger. The paraglider failed to gain altitude quickly enough and struck high tension power lines, causing the aircraft to plummet to the ground.

The pair was taken by Richmond-Lenox EMS to McLaren Macomb Hospital with undetermined injuries for evaluation.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the incident and will be investigating.

Cirrus SR22, N626TR: Incident occurred August 12, 2020 at Williams County Airport (0G6), Bryan, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aircraft was taxiing and struck a parked construction vehicle.

KLJ Limited Partnership

https://registry.faa.gov/N626TR

Date: 12-AUG-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N626TR
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BRYAN
State: OHIO

Cessna 150F, N6299R: Incident occurred August 12, 2020 near Central Wisconsin Airport (KCWA) Mosinee, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft departed, experienced issues and landed in a field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N6299R

Date: 12-AUG-20
Time: 11:25:00Z
Regis#: N6299R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MOSINEE
State: WISCONSIN


Marathon County Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at approximately 6:28 a.m., the Marathon County 911 Communications Center received a report of a downed aircraft in a field approximately five miles west of the Central Wisconsin Airport. The caller advised there was a single occupant (pilot) and no injuries. Deputies from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area in an attempt to locate the aircraft. The Sheriff’s Office was provided support, from the Central Wisconsin Airport, in the search.

At approximately 7:21 a.m., phone contact was made with the pilot and he was able to relay his current location near the intersection of Skyview road and State Highway 153 in the Township of Emmet. Deputies located the small, single engine aircraft and the pilot. The pilot was not injured and there appeared to be no damage to the aircraft.

Upon investigation, the pilot was leaving Central Wisconsin Airport and flying to Eau Claire. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot lost engine power and was able to make a successful emergency landing in a field. The pilot was able to determine the problem and fix the aircraft. The pilot worked with the farmer, who combined a makeshift runway in the field for the pilot to take off. After several attempts, the pilot was unable to get up to speed to take off from the field.

At approximately 4:37 p.m., deputies were able to briefly shut down a section of State Highway 153. The pilot was able to use the highway as a runway to take off, and continue on his way to Eau Claire. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office will be forwarding the information to the Federal Aviation Administration. Additional information may be obtained through an open records request in reference to case number 20.3061.

Piper PA-25-235, N189AB: Incident occurred August 12, 2020 in Sanibel, Lee County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aircraft experienced engine issues and banner was released, landed on the beach.


Aerial Banners Inc


https://registry.faa.gov/N189AB


Date: 12-AUG-20

Time: 17:26:00Z
Regis#: N189AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: SANIBEL
State: FLORIDA










A small airplane made a safe emergency landing on the beach on Sanibel Island Wednesday afternoon, both the city and Federal Aviation Administration confirmed.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration and city press releases, a Piper PA-25-235 operated by a pilot for Aerial Banners Inc landed on the beach near West Gulf Beach Drive around 1:30 p.m.

The Piper model is a single-engine, single-seat aircraft, and the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane.

Upon landing safely, the pilot called Sanibel police and told them the plane began to sputter for unknown reasons, so the pilot released the banner he was flying and made the emergency landing on the beach.

Many people told us they’ve seen the plane towing its banner from up above frequently, but it’s not something most locals are used to seeing up close.

“I’ve never seen that before,” witness Matt Johnson said. “I was born and raised here, grew up in and around Sanibel and Pine Island, and I’ve never seen a plane on the beach like that.”

Witness Linda Linsmayer saw it all, from when the wheels touched down to when the plane took off back into the sky.

“It wasn’t your average afternoon looking for dolphins and manatees from the house. No,” Linsmayer said. “I could clearly hear sputtering and knew right away there was a problem.”

The 23-year-old pilot told WINK News carburetor ice caused the engine to malfunction, and he started losing altitude. That’s when he dropped the banner, now lost in the ocean, and made a safe landing on a mostly empty beach, avoiding people and turtle nests.

“I hollered right away, “Are you OK?” Linsmayer said. “And he said, ‘I’m just a little shaken, but I’m just great.'”

Beachergoers are glad everyone is OK, and witnesses praised him for a job well done.

“He did what he had to do,” witness Charlotte Wilcox said. “He did it very well, obviously.”

“I thought he did an absolutely brilliant job,” Linsmayer said.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Sanibel Fire Department and US Coast Guard are all on scene. Federal Aviation Administration and Lee County Port Authority are both aware of the emergency landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to investigate the incident.

There were no injuries reported due to the landing.

We reached out to Aerial Banners Inc but are still waiting to hear back.

According to FlightAware, the plane is back on the east coast.

https://www.winknews.com