Thursday, September 03, 2020

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N3696C: Incident occurred September 02, 2020 at Huntsville International Airport (KHSV), Madison County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

TB Services LLC

Date: 02-SEP-20
Time: 21:07:00Z
Regis#: N3696C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Tecnam P2008, N891G: Incident occurred September 02, 2020 at Ocala International Airport (KOCF), Marion County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

P2008 LLC

Date: 02-SEP-20
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N891G
Aircraft Model: P2008
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee 235, N8957W: Fatal accident occurred September 01, 2020 in Walker, Cass County, Minnesota

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; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida

Location: Walker, MN 
Accident Number: CEN20LA374
Date & Time: 09/01/2020, 2007 CDT
Registration: N8957W
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 1, 2020, about 2007 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-235 airplane, N8957W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Walker, Minnesota. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The flight originated at Hardy-Anders Field Natchez-Adams County Airport (HEZ), Natchez, Mississippi, about 0912, and landed at Kirksville Regional Airport (IRK), Kirksville, Missouri about 1303. According to records obtained from the FBO at IRK, the pilot purchased 76.1 gallons of 100 low lead aviation gas. The airplane departed IRK about 1436 with an intended destination of Bemidji Regional Airport (BJI), Bemidji, Minnesota.

While inbound to BJI and receiving services from Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZMP ARTCC), controllers became concerned about the pilot possibly suffering from hypoxia based on altitude and course deviations, and slow communication responses. ZMP controllers directed the pilot to divert to St Cloud Regional Airport (STC), St. Cloud, Minnesota, airport for medical assistance and subsequently declared an emergency for the pilot. Upon landing at STC the pilot was met by emergency medical services. The pilot refused medical treatment and then departed VFR from STC without air traffic services to BJI. According to the FBO at STC, the airplane was not serviced with fuel before departure.

Preliminary radar data indicated the airplane departed STC and flew northeast and climbed to about 4,000 ft mean seal level (msl). As the airplane approached the BJI terminal area, a line of adverse weather was observed over the intended route of travel and radar data showed the airplane made several course deviations (Figures 1 and 2). The airplane turned east, completed two 360° turns, then continued southeast headed away from BJI. The airplane then entered a course reversal, and turned northwest back toward BJI. During these deviations, the airplane descended to about 2,000 ft msl and then climbed back to 4,000 ft msl and continued to climb and descend before entering a continued climb to about 7,000 ft msl followed by a continual descent toward the ground. The last target was at 2007:39.

Figure 1: Preliminary Flight Track of N8957 from STC to accident site (Data from ADSB). 
Figure 2: Adverse Weather Along Intended Route of Travel to BJI

The airplane wreckage was located in Leech Lake, about 31 miles southeast of BJI, in about 12 ft of water. The fuselage and tail section were intact; the wings had separated from the airplane but were still connected by cables.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N8957W
Model/Series: PA28 235
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:No 
Operator: Borum Thomas A

Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
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Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email
Dr. Thomas Archer Borum
December 30, 1957 - September 01, 2020

Dr. Thomas Archer Borum, D.V.M., 62, died while in the last few minutes of his travels on Tuesday evening September 1. He was flying his Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee 235 from Natchez, Mississippi to his destination in Bemidji, Minnesota where he had contracted to work with Dr. Andrew Piller and the Bemidji Veterinary Hospital. He loved nothing more than flying.  

We will gather to worship and give thanks to God and remember and celebrate Tom's life when we meet Friday morning Sept 11 at 10 a.m. at the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church at 117 S. Pearl St.  in Natchez, Mississippi. There is plenty of room and safe social distancing will be observed. Please remember to wear a face covering.  Rev. Dr. Joan Gandy will lead the worship. There will then be a short graveside service at Greenlawn under the direction of Laird Funeral Home followed by refreshments at the home of his brother Dr. Charles Borum at Soldier's Retreat 20 Trails End Road. Everyone is invited.

Tom was born in Natchez, MS. He was baptized and later, as a young man, confirmed as a member of the congregation of First Presbyterian Church in Natchez. He was a B.S.A. Eagle Scout and as an adult he continued to volunteer his time with local Scout Troops and the Andrew Jackson Council Camp at Hood Scout Reservation. He graduated in 1976 from South Natchez Adams County High School. He then graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S in Biomedical Engineering followed by his degree as Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine at M.S.U. He established the Borum Veterinary Clinic in Natchez in 1985. Then he went on to work as a law enforcement officer with the Natchez Police Department and the Adams County Sheriff Department and also completed certification as a Mississippi Drug Recognition Expert. He completed his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice through the Central Christian College of Kansas and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018. Tom volunteered flying time with the Angel Flight organization and he was crucial in helping Jay and Kathy Fitch establish the Hoofbeats and Pawprints Animal Rescue organization in Jefferson County, MS.

He is preceded in death by his fraternal grandparents Charles S Borum, Sr. and Marie Clark Borum Longmire, maternal grandparents Nathan D. Calhoun and Nancy V. Hall Calhoun and father Dr. Charles S. Borum, his mother Joyce Virginia Calhoun Borum and his aunt Bobbie Jean Calhoun Easterling and uncle William Archer Borum.

He is survived by his former wife Rose Shields Borum, brothers Dr. Charles D. Borum (wife Christine)  of Natchez and Alan Borum of Church Hill, MS., his sister Joyce Marie Borum of Fayetteville, NC. , his nephews Jonathan Borum (wife Jennifer) and Holland Anderson, his nieces Alexandra Anne Borum Anderson, Katherine "Katie" Borum and Virginia "Ginny" Borum, Melody Rose Marble and Marley Jane Borum .

Survivors include his first cousins Rusty Easterling (wife Merilyn) of Hattiesburg, Virginia "Ginger" Calhoun Moffett (husband James), Jayna Calhoun Stogner, Christopher Borum (wife Michelle), of Elk River, MN and Owen Borum of Boulder, CO., his uncles Lynwood Easterling and Nathan "Billy" Calhoun and aunt Elizabeth Cross Calhoun.

Pallbearers are James Lee, William Chris Couie, Jay Fitch, Waylon Kimball, Jerry Herring, and Russell Wagoner.

Honorary Pallbearer is Kathy Fitch and the volunteers at Hoofbeats and Pawprints.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hoofbeats and Pawprints Rescue, 17341 River Road, Natchez, MS 39120. (601) 303-0672.

Funeral Service
Friday, September 11, 2020 
10:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church 
117 South Pearl Street 
Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Mooney M20F Executive, N7125V: Incident occurred September 02, 2020 at Jacksboro Municipal Airport (21F), Jack County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 03-SEP-20
Time: 00:51:00Z
Regis#: N7125V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Cirrus SR22, N584CD: Incident occurred September 02, 2020 at Peter O. Knight Airport (KTPF), Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed hard damaging propeller.

Courter Industries Inc

Date: 02-SEP-20
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N584CD
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91