Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Cessna 172I Skyhawk, N46057: Incident occurred August 13, 2020 at General Dewitt Spain Airport (M01), Memphis, Tennessee

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway damaging nose wheel.

Jay Air LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N46057

Date: 13-AUG-20
Time: 19:05:00Z
Regis#: N46057
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MEMPHIS
State: TENNESSEE

CSA Sportcruiser, N467SC: Accident occurred August 14, 2020 in Gober, Fannin County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N467SC


Location: Gober, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA339
Date & Time: 08/14/2020, 0800 CDT
Registration: N467SC
Aircraft: Czech Sport SPORTCRUISER
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On August 17, 2020, about 0800 central daylight time, a Czech SportCruiser airplane, N467SC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Gober, Texas. The flight instructor and student pilot were both seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to information provided by the pilots, they were conducting stall recovery training about 2,000 ft above ground level, when the airplane entered a stall and they were unable to recover the airplane. The ballistic recovery system was deployed, and the airplane impacted terrain in a nose low attitude.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Czech Sport
Registration: N467SC
Model/Series: SPORTCRUISER No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Thrust Flight
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTKI, 586 ft msl
Observation Time: 0753 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Dallas, TX (ADS)
Destination: Dallas, TX (ADS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 33.479444, -96.098056




GOBER, Texas (KTEN) -- A small plane on a pilot training flight crashed in this rural Fannin County community on Friday morning.

The aircraft went down in a pasture behind Monty Babers' house in the 1500 block of County Road 3315 around 8 a.m.

"I'm getting out of the shower and I hear a knock on my door, and my mom's freaking out," he recalled. "She said, 'There's a plane crash!'"

He found the plane upside-down after hitting the ground.

"They could've landed out in the tree line; they could've landed in a piece of water; but luckily they landed just right here in the open in our back pasture and the plane wasn't like crushed or damaged," Babers said. "I run out there and luckily my dad and brother are here, and they are emergency medical services, and they were able to get the passengers out of the plane."

He said the plane's exit was blocked by the ground, so Babers' father and brother lifted the aircraft to extract the two occupants, identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety as flight instructor Brittany Crews of Dallas, 35, and student Brett Patterson of Oklahoma City, 29. They were taken to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville for a checkup; DPS Sgt. Mack Tackett characterized their injuries as non-life threatening.

The flight originated at Addison Airport near Dallas, and the incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board.

"I think we were trying to practice stalls, and I guess maybe didn't have enough altitude, and something went wrong," Babers said.

The single-engine aircraft, a Czech Sport Aircraft SportCruiser, was equipped with an optional parachute for emergency situations. It apparently deployed in this case to slow the plane's descent.

"At least we were able to pull them out intact and get them out safety and they were coherent and stable," Babers said. "Not what I expected on a Friday morning... not how I expected to start my weekend."

BRS Aerospace, the company that makes the parachute safety system, says its product has been installed on more than 35,000 aircraft and has saved 426 lives.

Gober is located 8 miles southeast of Bonham. The nearest two airports are each about 5 miles from the crash site.

https://www.kten.com

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7844P: Incident occurred August 16, 2020 at Lancaster Regional Airport (KLNC), Dallas County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Troy Watson Consulting Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N7844P

Date: 16-AUG-20
Time: 16:27:00Z
Regis#: N7844P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LANCASTER
State: TEXAS

Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N5418E: Accident occurred August 15, 2020 at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Houston, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N5418E


Location: Sugar Land, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA338
Date & Time: 08/15/2020, 1150 CDT
Registration: N5418E
Aircraft: Cessna A185F
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 15, 2020, about 1150 central daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N5418E, received substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Sugar Land, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that when he applied full throttle for takeoff, all engine instrument indications were normal. He said the liftoff and initial climb were normal but when he made a right turn toward the destination airport, the engine lost power. He said the cockpit throttle, mixture, and propeller controls were full forward. He said the airplane airspeed was "decaying fast" after the power loss. He chose a grass area next to runway 17 at the departure airport to land the airplane. In the final turn toward the grass area, he selected full wing flaps and tried to slow the airplane speed as much as possible without encountering an aerodynamic stall. He said the airplane stalled while trying to cross a small ditch near the grass area, and the airplane then impacted terrain and skidded about 100 ft before coming to rest. The airplane sustained substantial damage, which included damage to the lower fuselage structure.

The airplane was recovered for later examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:Cessna
Registration: N5418E
Model/Series:A185F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: SGR, 81 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sugar Land, TX (SGR)
Destination: Cypress, TX (TS07)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 29.622222, -95.656667 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, N62130; accident occurred August 16, 2020 at Jefferson County International Airport (0S9), Port Townsend, Washington



Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Washington

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 


Location: Port Townsend, Washington 
Accident Number: WPR20CA271
Date & Time: August 16, 2020, 08:00 Local 
Registration: N62130
Aircraft: Ryan ST3KR 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
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: January 14, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 16, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 692 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 648 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 27 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ryan
Registration: N62130
Model/Series: ST3KR 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1812
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: November 21, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3500 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Kenner Motors Inc
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: R55
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K0S9
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Port Townsend, WA (0S9) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Port Townsend, WA (0S9) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 07:55 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Jefferson County Intl 0S9 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 110 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27 IFR
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 25 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and go;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: 48.05389,-122.810554(est)

Rocky Mountain Wings Ridge Runner IV, N11752: Accident occurred August 14, 2020 at Brush Prairie Aerodrome (5WA9), Clark County, Washington

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; Portland


Location: Vancouver, WA
Accident Number: WPR20CA274
Date & Time: August 14, 2020, 10:00 Local
Registration: N11752
Aircraft: Uskoski Ridge Runner IV
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Uskoski 
Registration: N11752
Model/Series: Ridge Runner IV 
Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

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: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire:
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 45.720745,-122.740516 (est)
 



CLARK COUNTY, Oregon (KPTV) - A pilot walked away with a minor injury on Friday following a plane crash in Clark County.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called out at around 10:14 a.m. to a privately-owned airstrip in the 14800 block of Northeast 160th Avenue.

According to the sheriff's office, the pilot was performing "touch and goes" at the time of the crash. The small plane came to a rest on the airstrip.

The sheriff's office said the pilot, who was not identified, self-extracted himself from the plane. The pilot declined medical treatment for an injury to his head.

https://www.kptv.com

Flight Design CTLS, N749CT: Incident occurred August 16, 2020 - Lake Cavanaugh, Skagit County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed hard on the lake and nosed over into the water.

https://registry.faa.gov/N749CT

Date: 16-AUG-20
Time: 21:30:00Z
Regis#: N749CT
Aircraft Make: FLIGHT DESIGN
Aircraft Model: CTLS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE CAVANAUGH
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 177RG Cardinal, N8077G: Incident occurred August 17, 2020 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft landed and ran off the end of the runway.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8077G

Date: 17-AUG-20
Time: 18:44:00Z
Regis#: N8077G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SEDONA
State: ARIZONA

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N79MS: Accident occurred August 17, 2020 at Cable Airport (KCCB), Upland, San Bernardino County, California

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; Riverside, California


Location: Upland, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20LA306
Date & Time: August 17, 2020, 20:05 Local 
Registration: 79MS
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On August 17, 2020, at 2005 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N79MS, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Upland, California. The two pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the flight school, the pilot was undergoing a check flight for his commercial certificate.

The pilot in command had performed several takeoffs and landings with no issues encountered. On the accident flight, the landing was normal, and the pilot was taxiing the airplane back to the approach end of the runway when the right main landing gear collapsed. The right wing sustained substantial damage
to the wing spar.

The flight school reported that two of the landing gear bolts failed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: 79MS
Model/Series: PA28 181
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: CCB,1444 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 15 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.140029,-117.64965 (est)

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N9726K: Accident occurred August 12, 2020 at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (KGWS),

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9726K


Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA345
Date & Time: 08/12/2020, 0800 MDT
Registration: N9726K
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 12, 2020, about 0800 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Stinson 108, N9726K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The commercial pilot and the flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, upon touchdown, the airplane immediately "lurched" to the right. He attempted to correct to no avail. The airplane turned to the left, then back to the right and a ground looped occurred. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot stated that neither occupant was actuating the brakes at the time of the landing and reason for the "lurch" could not be explained.

A wreckage examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration:N9726K
Model/Series:108 2
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

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: 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: 39.508333, -107.310556 (est)

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, N41382: Accident occurred August 17, 2020 near Groton-New London Airport (KGON), Connecticut

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

Additional Participating Entities:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Windsor Locks, Connecticut
Piper Aircraft Inc; Vero Beach, Florida

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N41382


Location: Groton, CT
Accident Number: ERA20LA287
Date & Time: 08/17/2020, 2236 EDT
Registration: N41382
Aircraft: Piper PA34
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On August 17, 2020, about 2236 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-34-200, N41382, was substantially damaged when it impacted a house near the Groton-New London Airport (GON), Groton, Connecticut. The certified flight instructor (flight instructor) and pilot undergoing instruction (PUI) sustained minor injuries. An occupant of the house was not injured as a result of the collision but sustained throat irritation due to fuel smell. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the flight instructor, the flight departed GON about 1700 hours, and flew direct to Bangor International Airport (BGR), Bangor, Maine, where the flight landed uneventfully, and the fuel tanks were filled. According to ADS-B data the flight departed BGR at 2002, then proceeded to Augusta State Airport, Augusta Maine, and then to Portland International Jetport, Portland, Maine, where the flight instructor indicated that the PUI performed one, and three touch-and-go landings, respectively. After the last touch-and-go landing the flight proceeded to GON where the PUI performed two touch-and-go landings to runway 23. The flight departed and remained in the traffic pattern for the same runway, where, when abeam the approach end of runway 23 with the landing gear extended and 10° of flaps extended, the PUI began to descend while turning onto the base leg of the airport traffic pattern. The flight instructor stated that at time he heard an engine sputter and verified the controls were in the proper position. He heard the engine sputter again and "felt the [airplane] jerk" and stated, "my controls." He maintained airspeed and verified the engine controls were full forward, retracted the flaps but decided to leave the landing gear extended due to the altitude and proximity to the airport. He verified the malfunction to be the right engine and felt it was developing some power, but with "less output" than the left. He briefly pitched nose-down, then nose-up, and when he noticed a high decent rate, he feathered the right propeller and placed the right mixture control to idle cutoff. He looked for a place to land and maneuvered for landing on a street. While flaring to land, he felt a collision.

The airplane came to rest suspended by the roof structure of the house. The airplane was recovered for further examination of the airframe, engine and its systems, and propeller systems.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N41382
Model/Series:PA34 200
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Upgrade Incorporated
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: GON, 9 ft msl
Observation Time: 2256 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1500 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bangor, ME (BGR)
Destination: Groton, CT (GON)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:N/A
Aircraft Fire:None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 41.350833, -72.024167







Groton — The National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday that it continues to investigate the Monday night plane crash into a home on Ring Drive, and the Groton company that owns the twin-engine aircraft said it is working with investigators.  

The Piper PA-34, built in 1974, is registered to Upgrade Incorporated of 155 Tower Ave. in Groton, according to Federal Aviation Administration records.   

“We are cooperating with the FAA and the investigators,” Upgrade Incorporated President Ryan Gauthier said on Wednesday. He said he is not able to comment further, since the investigation is underway.  

The plane was en route to Groton-New London Airport when it crashed about 10:38 p.m. Monday, according to the Connecticut Airport Authority.

Groton Town police Chief Louis J. Fusaro has said the resident of the home at 243 Ring Drive was not injured and the two men on the plane were transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Authorities haven't released the identity of the plane's occupants.

According to the FlightAware website, the plane’s schedule on Monday was to leave Groton-New London at 5:09 p.m. for arrival at Bangor International Airport in Maine, and then depart near Augusta, Maine, at 8:37 p.m. for arrival at Groton-New London Airport at 10:27 p.m. The NTSB did not confirm the flight schedule.

NTSB Spokesman Eric Weiss said the agency is gathering and confirming details about the accident, which has been assigned to an investigator. He said more information will be available once the NTSB releases a preliminary report within the next two weeks.

The FAA said the NTSB will be providing all further updates on the crash.  

The homeowner, Kenneth Johnson, 73, told The Day on Tuesday that he was sleeping in his bedroom Monday night when the plane went through his home’s roof. He was able to leave the home through his bedroom window. While he was not injured, he said he was overcome by odors from the plane fuel.

Will Healey, media relations manager with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the Connecticut Airport Authority estimated that about 16 gallons of aviation fuel may have leaked from the plane, with the majority believed to have leaked inside the home.  

DEEP provided the responsible party with a list of environmental contractors to provide to their insurance company for cleanup, and DEEP will follow up to ensure it was properly completed, he said.  

“At this time, DEEP staff do not believe there is a significant environmental impact or public health risk as a result of this crash,” Healey added.  

https://www.theday.com






GROTON, Connecticut (WFSB) - Federal investigators are trying to figure out how a plane crashed into a home in Groton.

The small plane went through the roof of the home on Ring Drive Monday night, about a mile short of the runway at Groton-New London Airport.

Everyone inside the home and onboard the aircraft is expected to be OK.

Family members of the man who was inside the home identified him as Kenneth Johnson.

Officials said the plane plummeted down directly on top of the roof of the ranch-style home.

Despite the violent collision, the crash did not spark a fire, which officials called "very important."

Johnson was the only person inside the house at the time of the wreck. He got out safely.

Johnson told Channel 3 he was sound asleep when he was awoken by the sound. When he smelled fuel, he jumped out his back window.

A student pilot and his flight instructor onboard the plane were both able to pull themselves out of the aircraft.

They were taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not identified any of the people involved in the crash.

The National Transportation Safety Board took the lead on the investigation into what caused the crash.

It said on Tuesday afternoon that its investigators were not traveling to the scene and that the wreckage was being removed to a secure location for further examination.

Neighbors described the scene as "chaotic."

Johnson's son-in-law told Channel 3 that Johnson thought someone had broken into his house when the plane crashed.

"It’s crazy to even think his thought process was he heard somebody outside yelling," said Joe De la Cruz, Johnson's son-in-law. "He couldn’t really decipher what was going on and he went to his front door and locked it because he thought someone was trying to break in to his house and then he saw the ceiling falling down and went to the back of the house and locked that door and then jumped out of his window.”

Tammy De la Cruz, Johnson's daughter raced to the house she grew up in as soon as she heard about the crash.

"I ran as fast as I could, jumped to get down here. When I saw it I just fell to my knees. I thought he wasn't going to be alive," Tammy said.

Groton police Chief Louis Fusaro said when the facts are examined along with the damage left behind, it was a near miracle that no one was killed.

"We were fortunate here. There were injuries, but no fatalities, but two occupants of the aircraft were taken to the hospital. Let’s make sure they’re all right, but it could have been a lot worse," Fusaro said.

While NTSB is leading the investigation, local police and firefighters arrived at the scene just minutes after the crash. They made sure things didn't get any worse.

https://www.wfsb.com

Cessna 150M, N45083: Accident occurred August 17, 2020 in Surry, Maine

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N45083

Location: Surry, ME
Accident Number: ERA20LA289
Date & Time: 08/17/2020, 1715 EDT
Registration: N45083
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 17, 2020, about 1715 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150 airplane, N45083, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Surry, Maine. The private pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The private pilot reported that the cross-country flight was uneventful, until about 5 miles from the destination airport during the descent into the traffic pattern, the engine suddenly sputtered and lost power about 1,400 ft above ground level (agl). He reported that he "pumped throttle, rocked wings" but the engine did not regain power. He subsequently added 30° of flaps, and navigated toward a beach, but about 500 ft agl, he saw that the beach was very rocky, so he aimed for shallow water in a bay. The airplane impacted the water, remained upright, and the pilot and passenger were able to egress and swim away from the airplane.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector reported that the airplane after the accident had been buoyed by first responders, however, the airplane was completely submerged in the saltwater bay and had nosed over. Upon recovery to land, the inspector reported the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The engine was able to be rotated through by turning the propeller by hand. The gascolator contained about one gallon of fuel, the left fuel tank contained no fuel, or salt water, and the right tank was about half full with diluted saltwater and an undetermined amount of fuel. The throttle and mixture control levers were found full forward and the fuel selector was found on. The carburetor heat lever was found in the off position.

During postaccident interviews, the pilot could not recall the position of the carburetor heat lever. He added that he was not accustomed to flying airplane's that required carburetor heat.

The airplane was retained for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N45083
Model/Series: 150 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: BENJAMIN ENTERPRISES INC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BHB, 83 ft msl
Observation Time: 1656 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Morrisville, VT (MVL)
Destination: Surry, ME (BHB)

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: 44.431667, -68.480000




SURRY — A small plane made a crash landing in Morgans Bay off Newbury Neck late Monday afternoon.

According to a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot and one passenger extricated themselves from the plane and swam or waded to shore.

The incident occurred around 5:20 p.m. when authorities received reports that the Cessna 150 single-engine aircraft bound for the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton had landed in the water.

Units from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police and the Maine Marine Patrol responded to the scene, as did several locally owned boats.

Jeff Nichols, spokesman for the state Department of Marine Resources, said the Marine Patrol received a report that a small plane had crashed near Newbury Neck.

The Marine Patrol sent a 25-foot Protector rigid-bottom inflatable boat and a crew of three to the scene from Ellsworth, “but by the time they got there the two individuals onboard (the plane) were on-shore and appeared to have no major injuries.”

The Maine State Police referred inquiries about the crash to the FAA.

Three area men, Parker Simon, Morgan Lawson and River Plouffe-Vogel, were enjoying an afternoon on the water when they heard a call about the accident on Plouffe’s radio. Plouffe is a volunteer firefighter from Blue Hill, according to Simon.

“We heard it and said we could be there in four minutes,” Simon said Tuesday morning. “When we got there, there were two people walking around on shore wrapped in blankets.”

In an email Tuesday morning, Arlene Salac from the FAA said “local officials” reported that they rescued two people from the water and transported them to the hospital for evaluation.

According to the FAA, the flight left the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in Morristown, Vt., and was flying to Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate. The FAA inspector assigned to the investigation is Frederick Cahn of Bar Harbor. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will issue further updates.

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Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4, N96JC: Incident occurred August 17, 2020 at Monroe County Airport (M40), Aberdeen, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft landed hard.

Adonai International Ministries

https://registry.faa.gov/N96JC

Date: 17-AUG-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N96JC
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ABERDEEN
State: MISSISSIPPI

Beech F33A Bonanza, N3144H: Incident occurred August 17, 2020 at Akron-Canton Regional Airport (KCAK), Summit County, Ohio

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

Aircraft blew a tire on landing and veered off runway into the grass.

T and C Corp

https://registry.faa.gov/N3144H

Date: 17-AUG-20
Time: 23:24:00Z
Regis#: N3144H
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AKRON
State: OHIO

Piper PA-32-301T Turbo Saratoga, N8266D: Incident occurred August 17, 2020 near El Reno Airport (99F), Canadian County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field.

Engineers Flying Club

https://registry.faa.gov/N8266D

Date: 17-AUG-20
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N8266D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: EL RENO
State: OKLAHOMA







EL RENO, Okla. (KFOR) – Officials say a faulty fuel gauge is to blame for a plane crash landing in a field in El Reno on Monday afternoon.

On Monday, emergency crews responded to the crash landing in a field near Smith and Airport Rd., just off I-40.

In all, there were seven people onboard when the aircraft went down. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Officials say the plane ran out of fuel after taking off from Taos, New Mexico. The pilot told investigators that he thought he had enough fuel.

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