Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser, N4214H: Accident occurred August 30, 2020 at Anderson Lake Airport (0AK1), Wasilla, 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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Delta Pacific Northwest LLC 

Location: Wasilla, AK 
Accident Number: ANC20LA086
Date & Time: August 30, 2020, 19:00 Local
Registration: N4214H
Aircraft: Piper PA 14
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4214H
Model/Series: PA 14 No Series
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAWS,353 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 21 knots, 80°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (PALH)
Destination: Wasilla, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 61.616943,-149.32167 (est)

On August 30th, 2020, at approximately 1912 hours, AST and Mat-Su Fire/Rescue responded to a airplane crash at Anderson Lake airstrip in Wasilla. 

The pilot, identified Michael Wurzell, age 28, of Hawaii, crashed a Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser while reportedly attempting to land. 

Michael Wurzell suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to MSRH.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were notified and are taking over the investigation.

Luscombe 8F Silvaire, N1374B: Incident occurred August 29, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft blew a tire on landing and ground looped.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1374B

Date: 29-AUG-20
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N1374B
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Van’s RV3, N74TX: Incident occurred August 29, 2020 at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), Pima County, Arizona

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking taxiway sign.

https://registry.faa.gov/N74TX

Date: 29-AUG-20
Time: 14:52:00Z
Regis#: N74TX
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Schempp-Hirth Ventus B/16.6, N48DM: Incident occurred August 29, 2020 at Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, California


   
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Glider made emergency water landing at Kings Beach.

https://registry.faa.gov/N48DM

Date: 29-AUG-20
Time: 23:33:00Z
Regis#: N48DM
Aircraft Make: SCHEMPP HIRTH
Aircraft Model: VENTUS B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LAKE TAHOE
State: CALIFORNIA



A glider made a crash landing at Lake Tahoe this weekend but the pilot was uninjured and rescued with the help of officials and Good Samaritans.

The United States Coast Guard Station Lake Tahoe and Placer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a glider making an emergency landing at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday about 100 yards offshore and approximately 400 yards east of the public beach at Kings Beach, according to an eyewitness who emailed the Tribune.

The Sheriff’s Office recovered the pilot while the Coast Guard towed the glider to shore with the help of some local paddleboarders, officials said.

“(A) Great team effort with our government partner and local residents of the Tahoe basin,” Coast Guard officials said in a social media post.

https://www.tahoedailytribune.com

Beech C90A King Air, N982SB: Accident occurred August 29, 2020 at Rohnerville Airport (KFOT), Fortuna, Humboldt 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; Oakland, California

Cal-Ore Life Flight LLC


Location: Fortuna, CA
Accident Number: WPR20CA312
Date & Time: August 29, 2020, 22:00 Local 
Registration: N982SB
Aircraft: Beech 90 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Air Medical (Unspecified)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N982SB
Model/Series: 90 C90A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: KFOT,391 ft msl 
Observation Time: 05:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 8 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Crescent City, CA (CEC)
Destination: Fortuna, CA (FOT)

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: 40.55389,-124.132774 (est)

McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30(ER), N612AX: Incident occurred August 30, 2020 at Sacramento McClellan Airport (KMCC) , California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aircraft while taxiing, the aircraft behind reported that part of the #3 engine was missing.

BC Aircraft Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N612AX

Date: 30-AUG-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N612AX
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: DC10
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CALIFORNIA

Zenith Zodiac CH-601 XL, N354DM: Accident occurred August 29, 2020 at Punta Gorda Airport (KPGD), Charlotte County, Florida

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; Tampa, Florida


Location: PUNTA GORDA, FL 
Accident Number: ERA20CA303
Date & Time: August 29, 2020, 12:20 Local 
Registration: N354DM
Aircraft: Zenith CH601 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N354DM
Model/Series: CH601 XL 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PGD,25 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:17 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: PUNTA GORDA, FL (PGD)
Destination: PUNTA GORDA, FL (PGD)

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: 26.918888,-81.990837 (est)

North American T-6G Texan, N2983 and Grumman F8F-2 (G58) Bearcat, N68RW

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

August 29, 2020: Aircraft struck by propeller of Grumman F8F-2 (G58) Bearcat, N68RW, at Wheeler Army Airfield (PHHI), Wahiawa, Hawaii


Tigers Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N2983

Date: 29-AUG-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N2983
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: T6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
City: WAHIAWA
State: HAWAII

August 29, 2020: Aircraft was taxiing and struck a fire bottle on the ground causing the propeller to depart striking North American T-6G Texan, N2983, at Wheeler Army Airfield (PHHI), Wahiawa, Hawaii.

BA1945 LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N68RW

Date: 29-AUG-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N68RW
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: F8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: WAHIAWA
State: HAWAII

Incident occurred May 26, 2019 at Snohomish County Airport (KPAE), Everett, Washington

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

May 26, 2019:  In run up area, hit wing of another aircraft.

Date: 26-MAY-19
Time: 19:09:00Z
Regis#: N2983
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: T-6G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EVERETT
State: WASHINGTON


Capt. Dan HIll stands proudly in front of his T-28 Trojan aircraft. Warbirds commemorating Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary converge on Wheeler Army Air Force base.


David Prescott, middle, owner and pilot of the B-25 Mitchell, was flanked by Lt. Col. Adam Hallmark and son Gavin Prescott on Thursday at Wheeler Army Airfield. Hallmark’s relative, 1st Lt. Dean Hallmark, was a pilot who lost his life during the Doolittle Raid in 1942.



Lady Alice, a P-51 Mustang piloted by Kendall Wagner, lands at the airfield.

Warbirds commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II converged Thursday on Wheeler Army Airfield. Above, Lady Alice, a P-51 Mustang flown by Kendall Wagner, sits with other fighting aircraft.

A B-25 Mitchell owned by David Prescott flew past the Amelia Earhart Hangar at the airfield.

Some of the airpower stars of World War II landed at Wheeler Army Airfield on Thursday, coming in from the Waianae Range side to touch down at the historic airport in preparation for three aerial parades in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

A Grumman FM2 Wildcat — a type of carrier and land-based fighter flown by the U.S. Navy and Marines in battles such as Guadalcanal, the Coral Sea, Midway and the Solomons — was the first to arrive just before 10 a.m.

After that came a P-51 Mustang, famous as a long-range, high-altitude bomber escort, followed by more than a dozen others.

Three “Legacy of Peace” aerial parades to celebrate the service and honor the sacrifice of WWII veterans will be visible to residents around Oahu on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The warbirds are being staged out of Wheeler.

The flights will feature 17 vintage aircraft — 14 that were carried on the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Essex and three that are in Hawaii, the 75th World War II Commemoration Committee in Hawaii said.

The times of the weekend flyovers was moved up to 10 to 11 a.m.

The first batch on Saturday will fly from Wheeler over Waipahu, the Pearl Harbor/Aiea area, then will follow a path toward the south shore. Heading north from there, the warbirds will fly along the windward side, around the north shore and by old Haleiwa Airfield.

The second aerial parade on Sunday will head from Wheeler to Haleiwa Airfield and Kaena Point, then along the west side of Oahu, returning above Pearl Harbor and Ford Island.

Aircraft route maps with projected times are available at 75thwwiicommemoration.org.

It could take as many as 40 minutes for the last aircraft, two Stearman biplanes, to pass by, officials said.

The list includes a B-25 bomber, two PBY Catalina flying boats, an SNJ/AT-6 Texan, four AT-6 Texans, an FM2 Wildcat, a F8F Bearcat, two Stearman biplanes, a TBM Avenger, two P-51 Mustangs, a T-28 Trojan and a Globe Swift.

Wheeler, now a helicopter base and the staging area for the flyovers, has its own important history: On Dec. 7, 1941, more than 35 men were killed there by attacking Japanese planes. An open house for the public to see the warbirds was canceled due to the coronavirus.

Wednesday’s anniversary of Japan’s formal surrender on the battleship Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945, is the main event, starting just after 8 a.m., with attendance on the fantail expected by 15 or more World War II veterans who live in Hawaii; Defense Secretary Mark Esper; Adm. Phil Davidson, head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; and Gov. David Ige.

The final flyover that day will begin at Wheeler just after 7 a.m. on a path toward Haleiwa Airfield, then along the west coast of Oahu. Turning inland, the Warbirds will fly over the Battleship Missouri Memorial starting at 8:10 a.m.

A “missing man” formation of F-22 Raptors is expected at the conclusion of the event.

Esper spoke at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on Wednesday in Honolulu, contrasting America’s victory in the Pacific in World War II with an erosion of the ideals established by America since then.

“When we reflect on the sacrifices of the greatest generation, we are reminded that together, America and its allies delivered victory for freedom and built an international order that has brought prosperity and security to the globe for more than seven decades,” Esper said.

He added that, “Today, regrettably, that free and open system is under duress,” in a reference to China’s advances.

Esper said America’s robust network of allies and partners “remains the enduring asymmetric advantage we have over near-peer rivals, namely China.”

All of the 75th events were canceled due to the coronavirus except the aerial parades, Wednesday ceremony and luncheon on the Missouri with the local wartime veterans and Esper, officials said.

On Wednesday, beginning at 8:10 a.m., a live stream of the 75th commemoration ceremony will be provided by satellite feed to stations around the globe. The ceremony also can be viewed at 75thwwiicommemoration.org or by joining Facebook Live at #75thWWII.

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Piper PA-28-161, N3574C: Incident occurred August 30, 2020 at Pontiac Municipal Airport (KPNT), Illinois

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

Aircraft ran off runway into field shearing off gear.

Pontiac Flying LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N3574C

Date: 30-AUG-20
Time: 13:10:00Z
Regis#: N3574C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PONTIAC
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 152, N94589: Accident occurred August 24, 2020 at Lake County Executive Airport (KLNN), Willoughby, Ohio

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; Cleveland, Ohio 

Haverlock Aircraft LLC


Location: WILLOUGHBY, OH
Number: CEN20CA371
Date & Time: August 24, 2020, 09:35 Local
Registration: N94589
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N94589
Model/Series: 152 No Series Aircraft Category:
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:

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
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Cessna A185F Skywagon, N174LS: Incident occurred August 31, 2020 at Westchester County Airport (KHPN), White Plains, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

Aircraft landed and turned on taxiway and wheel collapsed onto skid.

Acadian Aircraft Leasing LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N174LS

Date: 31-AUG-20
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N174LS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WHITE PLAINS
State: NEW YORK

Cessna 404, N5388J: Incident occurred August 31, 2020 at Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ), Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.

South Aero Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N5388J

Date: 31-Aug-20
Time: 00:41:00Z
Regis#: N5388J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 404
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Piper PA-28-181, N5814F: Incident occurred August 30, 2020 at Sandusky City Airport (Y83), Sanilac County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft on takeoff, passenger pulled throttle and ran off end of runway into field.

https://registry.faa.gov/N5814F

Date: 30-AUG-20
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N5814F
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SANDUSKY
State: MICHIGAN

Air Tractor AT-602, N290GJ: Accident occurred August 02, 2020 in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas


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

Aircraft attempted to avoid power lines and landed in a field.

Jordan Air Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N290GJ

Date: 02-AUG-20
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N290GJ
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT602
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: HUGOTON
State: KANSAS

Jordan Air Inc Ensures Accuracy and Precision with GPS and Satloc Systems

While Jordan Air Inc pilots once used ground flaggers, they now use GPS and Satloc systems to ensure precision as they provide aerial application services.

Jordan Air Inc. is a family owned agricultural, spraying and aerial application business located in Okeene, OK and Hugoton/ Elkhart, Kansas. Gracie Jordan runs the Okeene office and Terry & Jill Jordan run the Kansas locations.

With the technology and computer systems, pilots use flow control and updated drift resistant nozzles to ensure proper application. They also make computerized maps, called shapefiles, then download into the airplane computer to assist with field locations, which saves chemical application time.

“Through continued education and updates to the application systems, we are a safer and much more efficient application business,” said sales and customer relations representative Kristy Taylor. “There is so much at stake and there are so many risks.”

https://www.deweycountyrecord.com

Cessna 182G Skylane, N3707U: Accident occurred August 30, 2020 in Millington, Maryland

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; Baltimore, Maryland 

Massey Air Museum Inc


Location: Millington, MD 
Accident Number: ERA20CA300
Date & Time: August 30, 2020, 14:56 Local 
Registration: N3707U
Aircraft: Cessna 182 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N3707U
Model/Series: 182G A
ircraft 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: 39.250331,-75.840148 (est)