Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Piper PA-28-140, N8267N: Accident occurred August 21, 2020 at Corsicana Municipal Airport, Navarro County, Texas

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; North Texas


Location: Corsicana, TX
Number: CEN20CA359
Date & Time: August 21, 2020, 08:49 Local 
Registration: N8267N
Aircraft: Piper PA28 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8267N
Model/Series: PA28 140 
Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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: 32.080741,-96.389633 (est)

Cessna 180B, N9128T: Accident occurred August 21, 2020 in Kotzebue, Alaska

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; Fairbanks, Alaska 

Alberts Air Alaska LLC


Location: Kotzebue, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA088
Date & Time: August 21, 2020
Registration: N9128T
Aircraft: Cessna 180 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9128T
Model/Series: 180 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Crew Injuries:
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Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 67.239913,-161.189331 (est)

Pilatus PC-12/45, N299AM: Incident occurred August 24, 2020 at Show Low Regional Airport (KSOW), Navajo County, Arizona

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

Aircraft right winglet struck parked Aero Commander 500S, N3UV, during taxi to parking to pickup patient.

Air Methods Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N299AM

Date: 24-AUG-20
Time: 11:30:00Z
Regis#: N299AM
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SHOW LOW
State: ARIZONA

Bell 205A-1, N386HQ: Accident occurred August 22, 2020 in La Verne, Los Angeles 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.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee


Location: LaVerne, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20CA284
Date & Time: August 22, 2020, 19:30 Local 
Registration: N386HQ
Aircraft: Bell 205 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 133: Rotorcraft ext. load

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell Registration: N386HQ
Model/Series: 205 A1 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ONT,944 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 14000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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:

Enstrom 280FX, N280SG: Incident occurred August 24, 2020 in Longmont, Colorado

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

Rotorcraft landed in a field for unknown reasons.

Horizon Flying Club LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N280SG

Date: 24-AUG-20
Time: 19:58:00Z
Regis#: N280SG
Aircraft Make: ENSTROM
Aircraft Model: 280FX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LONGMONT
State: COLORADO

Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N639RR; accident occurred August 24, 2020 in Crowley, Acadia Parish, Louisiana







Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Crowley, Louisiana 
Accident Number: CEN20LA361
Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 09:35 Local 
Registration: N639RR
Aircraft: Cessna R182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Aerial observation

Factual Information

On August 24, 2020, about 0935 central daylight time, a Cessna R182 airplane, N639RR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crowley, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

According to the pilot, the preflight engine run-up and takeoff were normal. About 30 minutes into the aerial observation flight, the engine began "popping" and running rough. The pilot was unable to maintain sufficient engine RPMs and elected to return to the departure airport for a precautionary landing. Based on the airplane's location relative to the runway orientation, the pilot performed a downwind landing. During the approach, the airplane was "a little high and fast;" however, the pilot was committed to the landing due to the reduced engine performance. The airplane touched down, overran the end of the turf runway, impacted a ditch and came to rest upright.

The pilot reported the airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

Postaccident examination of the engine by the operator revealed the No. 4 engine cylinder exhaust valve was stuck which resulted in a bent push rod and partial loss of engine power. Following the accident, hurricane activity damaged the operator's facility and the accident airplane, and further examination of the engine was unable to be conducted.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 31,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 30, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 21, 2018
Flight Time: 1129 hours (Total, all aircraft), 692 hours (Total, this make and model), 1036 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 223 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N639RR
Model/Series: R182 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: R18200245
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 4, 2020 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 35 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9316.6 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-540-J3C5D
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 235 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: IYA,16 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 09:35 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 120°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1600 ft AGL
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 40° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crowley, LA (LS09)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Crowley, LA (LS09)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:50 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: AJ Patrol Airport LS09
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 16 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18 IFR 
Approach: None Runway
Length/Width: 2400 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Precautionary landing

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: 30.138889,-92.333335(est)
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Location: Crowley, LA
Accident Number: CEN20LA361
Date & Time: 08/24/2020, 0930 CDT
Registration: N639RR
Aircraft: Cessna R182
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Aerial Observation

On August 24, 2020, about 0930 central daylight time, a Cessna R182 airplane, N639RR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crowley, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

According to the pilot, the preflight engine run-up and takeoff were normal. About 30 minutes into the aerial observation flight, the engine began "popping" and running rough. The pilot was unable to maintain sufficient engine RPMs and elected to return to the departure airport for a precautionary landing. Based on the airplane's location relative to the runway orientation, the pilot performed a downwind landing. During the approach, the airplane was "a little high and fast;" however, the pilot was committed to the landing due to the reduced engine performance. The airplane touched down, overran the end of the turf runway, impacted a ditch and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage. Visual examination of the engine revealed the No. 4 engine cylinder exhaust valve push rod and housing were bent.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N639RR
Model/Series: R182 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: IYA, 16 ft msl
Observation Time: 0935 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1600 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Crowley, LA (LS09)
Destination: Crowley, LA (LS09)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.138889, -92.333333 (est)













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AIRCRAFT:   1978 Cessna 182RG N639RR, sn: R18200245

Last log entry is a 100 Hour Inspection on 08/04/20 at 9282.0 AFTT, 4947.0 Tach 

ENGINE:  Lycoming 0-540-J3C5D, s/n: L L-18613-40A

Times on 08/04/20 per log – TTE 11,533.4; STOH 140.9; SMOH 4454.7           

PROPELLER:   McCauley B2D34C214-B, s/n: 042432.  2012 OH

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DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 8/24/20, the pilot overshot the runway and attempted a go-around but didn’t have enough power.  The aircraft overran the runway, across a road, and ended up in a ditch.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Private field at AJ Patrol Airport, Crowley, LA.

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Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180A, N748P; accident occurred August 24, 2020 at Floyd W. Jones Lebanon Airport (KLBO), Laclede County, Missouri

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri


Location: Lebanon, Missouri 
Accident Number: CEN20CA362
Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 14:54 Local 
Registration: N748P
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 75,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 18, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 4, 2018
Flight Time: 8765 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14 hours (Total, this make and model), 8326 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 59 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N748P
Model/Series: 180 A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1958 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 50335
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 24, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 6.9 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4042.7 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 275 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: KLBO,1321 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 21°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fort Worth, TX (50F) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elkhart, IN (EKM) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 14:45 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: FLOYD W JONES LEBANON LBO 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1320 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop;Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.646945,-92.652496(est)

Landing Gear Not Configured: Northrop F-5E Tiger II, N926TA; accident occurred August 24, 2020 at Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS), Washoe County, Nevada




Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Reno, Nevada
Accident Number: WPR20CA286
Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 10:03 Local 
Registration: N926TA
Aircraft: Northrop F5 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport
Age: 47,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 23, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 5, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 2838 hours (Total, all aircraft), 17 hours (Total, this make and model), 2350 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Northrop 
Registration: N926TA
Model/Series: F5 E 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 75-0493
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 13, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 15320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo jet
Airframe Total Time: 2335.1 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: General Electric
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: J85-21C
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 5000 Lbs thrust
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: KRTS,5050 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 05:55 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Reno, NV (RTS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Reno, NV (RTS) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 09:00 Local
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Reno/Stead RTS 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5050 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 14 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

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: 39.680831,-119.879997(est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N738YT: Incident occurred August 20, 2020 in Lumberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia

Aircraft struck an unknown object.

B2FH LTD

https://registry.faa.gov/N738YT

Date: 20-AUG-20
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N738YT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LUMBERTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Beech 95-A55 Baron, N8629M: Accident occurred August 24, 2020 at Nashville International Airport (KBNA), Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee


Location: Nashville, TN 
Accident Number: ERA20CA296
Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 10:16 Local
Registration: N8629M
Aircraft: Beech 55
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N8629M
Model/Series: 55 95A55
Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
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: 36.170867,-86.779129 (est)

Cessna 172C, N1577Y: Incident occurred August 24, 2020 in Leona, Leon County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field due to engine issues.

Integrity Aero LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N1577Y

Date: 24-AUG-20
Time: 18:59:00Z
Regis#: N1577Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LEONA
State: TEXAS

Air Tractor AT-802A: N8524H: Incident occurred August 24, 2020 in Winters, Runnels County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft windshield broke due to a birdstrike while returning from a fire drop.

ARC Aviation of Texas LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N8524H

Date: 24-AUG-20
Time: 23:40:00Z
Regis#: N8524H
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 133
Flight Number: TNKR823
City: WINTERS
State: TEXAS

Eurocopter AS 350B2 Ecureuil, N160SH: Accident occurred August 25, 2020 in Ninilchik, Alaska


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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska 
Soloy Helicopters; Wasilla, Alaska 
Honeywell Aerospace; Phoenix, Arizona 

Alaska Helicopter Leasing LLC


Location: Ninilchik, AK 
Accident Number: ANC20LA083
Date & Time: August 25, 2020
Registration: N160SH
Aircraft: Eurocopter AS350
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

On August 25, 2020, about 0709 Alaska daylight time, a Eurocopter (Airbus) AS350 B2 helicopter, N160SH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ninilchik, Alaska. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 135 air taxi flight.

The pilot reported that he was operating at the Johnson River Tract mining camp located in the Alaska Mountain Range west of the Cook Inlet. He was transporting workers to and from various mining sites about 3 miles from the main camp. On the morning of the accident, he conducted a preflight and sumped fuel from the helicopter's main fuel tank and the airframe fuel filters. All samples were clear and bright. The fuel level was about 40%, which corresponded to about 55 gallons of Jet A. There were no known discrepancies. He had flown the helicopter most every day for the previous 2 months and was very familiar with it.

On the morning of the accident, the pilot departed the main camp about 0655 with 4 passengers and disembarked 2 of them at a low elevation drill pad, and then he flew to a high mountainside helipad, which was located about 2,750 ft mean-sea-level (msl) cut into a rocky steep slope, and disembarked the other 2 passengers. He flew the helicopter to a nearby site and waited a short time for the off going workers to be ready for pick up. He departed and made another approach to the helipad. The pilot stated that when the helicopter was about 25 ft from the landing site, at very slow forward airspeed, the engine "flamed out" and the helicopter yawed right. Witnesses reported seeing a puff of smoke and hearing loud alarms when the engine lost power. The pilot continued the right turn, lowered the collective and attempted to autorotate to a level area about 600 ft below the helipad. When the pilot realized that the helicopter could not make the intended site, he slowed down by applying some aft stick and increasing collective to cushion the touchdown. The helicopter landed on the skids facing down the mountain and continued to slide. The left skid impacted a rock and the helicopter rolled over and continued down the mountain, resulting in the tail section separating. The helicopter came to rest on a drill pad under construction about 200 ft below the helipad, on its left side. Refer to figure 1. The tail section, fuselage and main rotor blades sustained substantial damage. The mining workers at the helipad called for assistance, hiked down to the site, and assisted the pilot. 

The helicopter was recovered from the remote camp and examined by the investigative team. The Honeywell LTS101-700D2 turbine engine was secure on the airframe and intact. No airframe or engine anomalies, other than impact damage, were observed. The engine was shipped to Honeywell Engines division for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eurocopter 
Registration: N160SH
Model/Series: AS350 B2 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft external load (133), On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: 2SYA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAHO,73 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 53 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.78 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ninilchik, AK
Destination: Ninilchik, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 60.124721,-152.945281 (est)

Epic LT, N764LE: Incident occurred August 25, 2020 at Cochise County Airport (P33), Willcox, Arizona

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

Aircraft landed gear up.

LaSalle Investments LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N764LE

Date: 25-AUG-20
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N764LE
Aircraft Make: EPIC AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: EPIC LT
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILLCOX
State: ARIZONA

Sikorsky S-76C, N276TH: Incident occurred August 25, 2020 at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), West Palm Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Rotorcraft was taxiing after landing and the landing gear collapsed.

Health Care District of Palm Beach County

https://registry.faa.govN276TH

Date: 25-AUG-20
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N276TH
Aircraft Make: SIKORSKY
Aircraft Model: S76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – Palm Beach County will be without one of its two Trauma Hawk air ambulances following an incident involving its landing gear Tuesday at the Aeromedical Hangar at Palm Beach International Airport.

The incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. after the helicopter was returned to its parking space at the hangar following a routine maintenance flight, Palm Beach County Health District spokeswoman Robin Kish said.

While at a complete stop with the engines off and the rotors coasting to a stop, the rotorcraft right main landing gear failed, causing the helicopter to tilt, she said.

The pilot applied the brake to stop the rotor system, and both the pilot and the mechanic safely exited the aircraft. The district notified the Federal Aviation Administration of the incident, Kish said.

Kish said damage to the rotorcraft is being assessed and it was not clear how long it will be out of service or how much it will cost to repair. The Health Care District's second Trauma Hawk is performing its normally scheduled operations, she said.

The district's two Sikorsky S76 C+ helicopters that have been in use since 1999. It plans to replace the air ambulances with two new ones by 2022.

In April, the district signed a $22,748,004 contract with Leonardo, an aerospace, defense and security company headquartered in Rome, for the purchase and manufacture of two light-intermediate AgustaWestland AW169 helicopters.

https://www.palmbeachpost.com

Neely Buddy Sportsman, N33LY: Incident occurred August 25, 2020 at Johnson Creek Airport (3U2), Yellow Pin, Valley County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aircraft made a hard landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N33LY

Date: 25-AUG-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N33LY
Aircraft Make: NEELY BUDDY
Aircraft Model: SPORTSMAN
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: YELLOW PINE
State: IDAHO

Schweizer G-164B N2437D: Accident occurred August 24, 2020 in Ogallala, Keith County, Nebraska

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 Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska
Covington Aircraft; Okmulgee, Oklahoma

https://registry.faa.gov/N2437D


Location: Ogallala, NE
Accident Number: CEN20LA364
Date & Time: 08/24/2020, 1550 MDT
Registration: N2437D
Aircraft: Grumman G164
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 24, 2020, about 1550 mountain daylight time, a Grumman G164B airplane, N2437D, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Ogallala, Nebraska. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

According to initial information, the airplane had flown earlier in the day and it was departing on a local flight. The engine lost power after takeoff during the climb. The pilot dumped the load of rye seed he was carrying, checked the magnetos, and made sure the fuel was on. He made an emergency landing in a cornfield about 1.85 miles from the airport. The surrounding terrain was flat. However, upon landing, the bottom wing impacted corn, which inverted the airplane. The pilot was uninjured during the crash and was wearing a 4-point harness and helmet.

The airframe and engine have been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman
Registration: N2437D
Model/Series: G164 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: MCCLUNG AERIAL SPRAYING INC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: M6LG

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOGA, 3250 ft msl
Observation Time: 1555 MDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / 12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 14 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ogallala, NE (OGA)
Destination: Ogallala, NE (OGA)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.117500, -101.804722 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N55MD: Incident occurred August 25, 2020 at Capital City Airport (KCXY), York County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Aircraft landed and while taxiing to hangars struck a construction vehicle with the wingtip.

https://registry.faa.gov/N55MD

Date: 25-AUG-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N55MD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HARRISBURG
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Beech 76 Duchess, N76HA: Incident occurred August 25, 2020 at Reading Regional Airport (KRDG), Berks County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft while taxiing for departure incurred propeller strike.

Horizon Aircraft Sales and Leasing Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N76HA

Date: 25-AUG-20
Time: 15:43:00Z
Regis#: N76HA
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: READING
State: PENNSYLVANIA