Friday, September 11, 2020

Rotorway Exec 162F, N57AN: Accident occurred September 10, 2020 in Kenansville, Osceola County, Florida

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

Sarah Business LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N57AN

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Kenansville, FL
Aircraft: Rotorway EXEC 162F, registration: N57AN

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Rotorcraft rollover during hover. 

Date: 10-SEP-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N57AN
Aircraft Make: JETSTREAM
Aircraft Model: EXEC HELO
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: KENANSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B, N7366Z: Accident occurred September 10, 2020 in Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida

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

Aerial Banners North Inc 


14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Destin, FL
Aircraft: PIPER PA25, registration: N7366Z
  
NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft experienced emergency and had to ditch in open water.

Date: 10-SEP-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N7366Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: 25
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: DESTIN
State: FLORIDA










Kolb Mark III Classic, N8045B: Incident occurred September 09, 2020 at Noblesville Airport (I80), Hamilton County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft experienced hard landing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8045B

Date: 09-SEP-20
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N8045B
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: EXPERIMENTAL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NOBLESVILLE
State: INDIANA

Fairchild SA-227DC Metro 23, N882DC: Incident occurred September 10, 2020 at North Platte Regional Airport (KLBF), Lincoln County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft veered off runway during landing.

CBG LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N882DC

Date: 10-SEP-20
Time: 20:24:00Z
Regis#: N882DC
Aircraft Make: FAIRCHILD
Aircraft Model: SWEARINGEN METROLINER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: KEYLIME AIR
Flight Number: KEY LIME 414
City: NORTH PLATTE
State: NEBRASKA

Quad City Challenger II ELSA, N56906: Fatal accident occurred September 10, 2020 near West Wind Airpark (TN64), Sweetwater, Tennessee

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee
Rotax; Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

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

Location: Sweetwater, TN
Accident Number: ERA20LA312
Date & Time: 09/10/2020, 1600 EDT
Registration: N56906
Aircraft: QUAD CITY CHALLENGER
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 10, 2020, at 1600 eastern daylight time, an experimental, light-sport Quad City Challenger II, N56906, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident shortly after takeoff from West Wind Airpark (TN64), Sweetwater, Tennessee. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to owner, the pilot taxied to the end of the runway and began the takeoff roll. As the airplane gained altitude it continued to fly straight and level with no airframe or engine anomalies. About 1/2 mile from the airport, the airplane nosed over and disappeared behind trees.

The airplane impacted terrain in the backyard of a residential property. The wreckage debris path was about 30 ft long and oriented on a magnetic heading of 180°. Ground scars at the accident site and damage to the airplane were consistent with the airplane impacting terrain in a nose-low attitude. A postimpact fire consumed most of the wreckage; all major structural components of the airplane were located within the debris field.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector verified flight control continuity from the cockpit to all primary flight control surfaces. The engine crankcase was intact. Two of the propeller blades were bent aft, the other separated about midspan; all of the blades were thermally damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: QUAD CITY
Registration: N56906
Model/Series: CHALLENGER II
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: KTYS, 980 ft msl
Observation Time: 1600 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sweetwater, TN (TN64)
Destination: Sweetwater, TN (TN64)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 35.555000, -84.519722

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Tim Williamson
July 19, 1967 - September 10, 2020

Timothy Wade Williamson, age 53 of Loudon, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 from injuries received in a flying accident.

Tim was born to Maurice Clair “MC” and Shirley May (Young) Williamson in Port Hueneme, CA. He served his country in the US Air Force. He was formerly employed with TECO Transport and Trade Company in Tampa as a Port Engineer. He was married to Laura Beth Sleeth Williamson for 22 years and they blended their family and enjoyed settling in East Tennessee.

Laura stated Tim cared about four things, God, Family, Friends and Flying. He became fascinated with flying at the early age of 15, hanging around the airstrips, catching a ride from whoever would give him one. From there he became determined to learn to fly himself. He piloted ultra-lite sport aircraft. He looked forward every year to the Sun & Fun air show in Lakeland, Florida where he had volunteered his time for the last 30 years.

Tim was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Williamson in June of 2020. He is survived by his wife, Laura Williamson, Loudon; children, Cassie Dishon, FL, Michael (Bridgett) Williamson, Madisonville and Wade Williamson, II, Loudon; father, M.C. Williamson, FL; grandchildren, Kaleb Andrew and Kayce Barrett Williamson; sister Kimberly Wilder (Scott), and Kevin Williamson (Paula) all of Florida; nieces and nephews, Cory, Chase and Claire Wilder, Ashleigh and Chloe Williamson; special aunts and uncles, Carol, Louise, Joy, Charlie and Alvin and a lot of best friends.

A gathering remembering Tim will be held October 3rd at 3:00 pm at the West Wind Airpark in Sweetwater, TN. Please come prepared to share a special memory. Light refreshments and fellowshipping will follow the time of sharing.

A service with full military honors will be held at the National Veterans Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida where his remains will be laid to rest at a later date.
 
Timothy Wade Williamson

NIOTA, Tennessee — A Loudon County man died after a small plane crashed in McMinn County Thursday afternoon.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Quad City Challenger II plane crashed in a field in Niota around 4 p.m., killing the pilot.

Sheriff Joe Guy identified the pilot as Timothy W. Williamson.

“It appears the plane had taken off from a private airfield a few minutes before on County Road 322,” said Sheriff Guy.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

Cessna 152, N946SF: Accident occurred September 08, 2020 at Harvey Field Airport (S43), Snohomish, Washington

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N946SF

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Snohomish, WA
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N946SF

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Aircraft bounced upon landing and veered off runway. 

Date: 08-SEP-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N946SF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SNOHOMISH
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 180C, N334SC: Accident occurred August 25, 2020 in Givens Hot Springs, Owyhee County, Idaho -and- Incident occurred September 18, 2018 at Magic Valley Regional Airport (KTWF), Twin Falls County, Idaho


14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Givens Hot Springs, ID
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N334SC

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

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

September 18, 2018:  Ran over taxiway light.

Date: 18-SEP-18
Time: 15:11:00Z
Regis#: N334SC

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: TWIN FALLS
State: IDAHO

Van's RV-6A, N196DJ: Incident occurred September 11, 2020 on Melbourne Beach, Brevard County, Florida

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

Aircraft made a forced landing on the beach for unknown reasons.


Date: 11-SEP-20
Time: 13:14:00Z
Regis#: N196DJ
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MELBOURNE BEACH
State: FLORIDA


 



One person was taken to the hospital after an experimental aircraft crashed in Melbourne Beach Friday morning, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. 

Emergency responders arrived at the beach near Cove Road and State Road A1A around 9:30 a.m. to find the airplane flipped upside down on the beach. 

Of the two people inside the plane, one was taken to a local hospital with injuries while the other declined to be treated. 

The exact cause of the crash and nature of the person's injuries were not immediately known. 

N656BN: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer: Fatal accident occurred September 10, 2020 in Etowah County, Alabama

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

Aircraft crashed into heavily wooded area under unknown circumstances.


Date: 12-SEP-20
Time: 12:23:00Z
Regis#: N656BN
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CH750 CRUZER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: BOAZ
State: ALABAMA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. 

William E. McClain, a pilot killed in a plane crash in Etowah County, Alabama is shown in a photo released by the sheriff's office.

Search crews this morning found the body of 76-year-old pilot William Elliot McClain at the site of a plane crash in Etowah County, officials said.

McClain’s body was found at the crash site in a thick, wooded area off Old Baker Gap Road in the Aurora community, about 15 miles northwest of Gadsden. McClain was from Acworth, Georgia.

The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. McClain’s body will be autopsied at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

“There does not appear to be (any) foul play and the incident appears to be a tragic accident,” Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton said in a press release.

McClain built the Zenith CH750 aircraft over the past couple of years and was certified to fly, his brother Gary told the authorities. McClain planned to fly from Georgia to visit his brother in Arkansas and celebrate their birthdays this week.

The plane went off radar Thursday afternoon in the west end of Etowah County in Alabama. The plane left Calhoun, Georgia earlier that day headed for Tupelo, Mississippi, where it was supposed to refuel. Instead, the plane circled the airport in Tupelo and headed back east.

The sheriff said McClain was doing a test flight to Tupelo — the halfway point between his departure point in Georgia and landing location in Arkansas.

Search teams and helicopter crews had been looking for the plane since Thursday evening near Aurora Lake. The area has rugged terrain with ridges, valleys and thick woods around various farms, ponds, lakes and homes, the authorities said.

The crash site was discovered around 10:30 a.m. today.

https://www.al.com

Etowah County Sheriff's Office
The Missing Aircraft was located this morning in a wooded area in the Aurora Community.  Many thanks to the countless organization and volunteers. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers as it appears to be a tragic accident. Once family and appropriate notifications are made more information will be available.



North Alabama Authorities are searching for a missing plane in Etowah County.

According to a spokesperson with the Etowah County Sheriff's Office, a Zenith STOL CH750 disappeared from radar Thursday afternoon around 12:45 with one person onboard.

At 8:15 last night, the missing plane was reported to Etowah County authorities.

Search crews are focusing on a three mile radius in the area near Aurora Lake, along Lawson Gap Road and Baker Gap Road. That's about 6.5 miles northeast of Gadsden.

According to the flight plan, the pilot left Calhoun, Georgia and was headed to Tupelo, Mississippi for a fuel stop. A spokesperson for the Etowah County Sheriff's Office told WAAY 31, the pilot made it to Tupelo, circled the airport, but never landed and headed back.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) deployed their helicopter to assist with search efforts. There are also a number of volunteer fire departments assisting on the ground.

https://www.waaytv.com



ETOWAH COUNTY, Alabama (WIAT) — On Friday morning, crews continued the search for a plane that disappeared from radar over Etowah County the night before.

Helicopters searched the Aurora community Friday. This is the area in which the pilot’s phone pinged before the plane went off the radar.

At this point, it has been confirmed there was one man on the plane. According to law enforcement, the plane was flying back to Calhoun, Georgia when it disappeared from the radar.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the pilot, an unnamed man from Mississippi, was flying an experimental plane that he had built.

https://www.wrbl.com