Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Pitts S-1 Special, N23RS: Incident occurred September 14, 2020 at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB), DeKalb County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft was departing and went off the runway damaging gear and incurred a propeller strike.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N23RS

Date: 14-SEP-20
Time: 17:25:00Z
Regis#: N23RS
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: PITTS SPECIAL S-1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: DEKALB
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 172I Skyhawk, N8488L: Fatal accident occurred September 13, 2020 in Cottage Grove, Washington County, Minnesota

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.
Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

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


Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Accident Number: CEN20LA392
Date & Time: 09/13/2020, 1432 CDT
Registration:N8488L 
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries:3 Fatal 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 13, 2020, at 1432 central daylight time, a Cessna 172I airplane, N8488L was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Cottage Grove, Minnesota. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

Radar data showed the airplane depart SGS at 1428, climbing to about 1,800 ft mean sea level, and proceed southbound before it turned southeast-bound over Upper Grey Cloud Island. At 1432, over Lower Grey Cloud Island, the target disappeared. Another airplane, inbound for landing at SGS, captured N8488L in a video and still photographs as it descended. Examination of the photographs indicated the airplane appeared to be intact.

Some wreckage was located and recovered on September 14, 2020. The majority of the wreckage (about 90 percent) was recovered on September 19, 2020. The wreckage has been taken to a secure location where it will be further examined. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8488L
Model/Series:172 I 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Harrier Aviation
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Observation Facility, Elevation: SGS
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude:

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.

Grace Addae

Lucas James Knight

Lawrence "Larry" John Schlichting
April 4th, 1960 - September 13th, 2020

Minnesota officials identified the third occupant of the plane that crashed September 13 on an island in the Mississippi River.

Three people were onboard a small plane that crashed in a water-filled quarry on Grey Cloud Island in Washington County. All three people died in the crash. 

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the third occupant as 30-year-old Grace Addae of Eden Prairie. The other two occupants were identified as Larry Schlichting, 60, of Eagan and Lucas Knight, 24, of North Mankato. 

Authorities said the Cessna 172I Skyhawk left Fleming Field Municipal Airport in South St. Paul on the afternoon of Sept. 13. The plane lost radar contact, and by the evening, the airport had reported it missing. 

Crews had focused their search for the plane on a deep, water-filled quarry and located some of the wreckage from the plane more than 70 feet below the surface. Dive teams recovered two occupants Tuesday and the third occupant Thursday night.

Washington County Sheriff's Office
-Update on Plane Crash-
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Commander Kyle Schenck
Date: 09/15/2020
ICR Number: WC20041232

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from the Cottage Grove Police Department, Hennepin and Dakota Sheriff's Office Dive Teams, recovered two of the three occupants onboard the aircraft. 

Search conditions continue to be difficult due to the depth and debris from the wreckage. 

Identification information will not be provided until next of kin notifications have been completed. 

The incident is still under investigation with assistance from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office and the Federal Aviation Administration.  

No additional information available at this time.

Press Release Prepared By: Cmdr. Kyle Schenck

The bodies of two of the three people onboard a plane that crashed on Grey Cloud Island in south Washington County on Sunday have been recovered.

The bodies were recovered on Tuesday from a water-filled quarry by divers from local law enforcement agencies. 
Names of those who died will not be released until next of kin have been notified, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

A statement by the agency stated that “search conditions continue to be difficult due to the depth (of the water) and debris from the wreckage.”

Three people were in the Cessna 172I Skyhawk aircraft when it left Fleming Field Municipal Airport in South St. Paul sometime after 2 p.m. Sunday. Officials were notified that the plane was missing 8 p.m. Sunday night and found the first sign of wreckage — a tire from the airplane — three hours later in the gravel-rock pit on Lower Grey Cloud Island in Cottage Grove. The pit is operated by Aggregate Industries.

According to FlightAware.com, a service that tracks flights, a Cessna Skyhawk took off from Fleming Field at 2:28 p.m. It was last seen four minutes later.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Hennepin County and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Dive Teams, are working at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation with assistance from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Federal Aviation Administration, the sheriff’s office said.

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Taylorcraft F-19 Sportsman, N19TE: Incident occurred September 06, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft landed and ground looped.

https://registry.faa.gov/N19TE

Date: 06-SEP-20
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N19TE
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: F19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Eurocopter AS350 B3, N354PA: Accident occurred September 06, 2020 in Fort Greely, Alaska

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

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


Location: Fort Greely, AK
Accident Number: ANC20LA089
Date & Time: 09/06/2020, 1000 AKD
Registration: N354PA
Aircraft: EUROCOPTER AS 350
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On September 6, 2020, about 1000 Alaska daylight time, a Eurocopter AS350 B3, N354PA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fort Greely, Alaska. The pilot and one crew member were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight.

The pilot reported that while in cruise flight, at about 700 ft agl and 110 kts, a sudden loud bang and associated left yaw was experienced as the left passenger door departed the helicopter. According to the pilot, the left passenger door, which was closed, went from "fully secured to gone instantly." The passenger door subsequently impacted a main rotor blade during the separation sequence, which resulted in substantial damage. Subsequently an emergency landing was made to a nearby grass area with no further incident. The pilot added that the left passenger sliding door had not been used other than to check it for security during the preflight, and it was checked by both himself and the mechanic before flight.

The helicopter and passenger door have been recovered and a detailed examination is pending. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Registration: N354PA
Model/Series: AS 350 B3
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pathfinder Aviation LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Delta Junction, AK
Destination: Anchorage, AK (MRI)

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:  (est) 

Cessna 208B Caravan, N186GC: Accident occurred September 07, 2020 at Grand Canyon Bar 10 Airport (1Z1), Whitmore, Mohave County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Grand Canyon Airlines

https://registry.faa.gov/N186GC

Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, September 7, 2020 in Whitmore, AZ
Aircraft: Cessna 208, registration: N186GC

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 landed and veered off runway impacting berm and rocks. 

Date: 07-SEP-20
Time: 23:58:00Z
Regis#: N186GC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: GRAND CANYON AIRLINES
City: WHITMORE
State: ARIZONA

Beechcraft V35B Bonanza, N818S: Fatal accident occurred September 04, 2020 in Three Rivers, Tulare County, California

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

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

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


Location: Three Rivers, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA295
Date & Time: 09/04/2020, 1148 PDT
Registration: N818S
Aircraft: Beech 35
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 4, 2020, about 1148 Pacific daylight time, a Beechcraft 35 airplane, N818S was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Three Rivers, California. The pilot and the passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

After family members of the pilot became concerned when he did not arrive at his intended destination, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an alert notice (ALNOT) for the airplane. The wreckage was discovered in mountainous terrain in Sequoia National Park early morning on September 5, 2020. According to first responders, a postcrash fire ensued following the impact.

Preliminary radar data depicted a primary target consistent with the accident airplane depart Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS), Visalia, California, about 1125 and flew east on a 1200 non-discreet code. The airplane flew toward rising terrain south of Silver City, California, and the last recorded radar target was about 1148.

The pilot was flying in an area of reduced visibility due to smoke from nearby wildfires.

There were no reported witnesses to the accident sequence. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N818S
Model/Series: 35 V35B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 36.401944, -118.613333

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. 






Garry Zinger had an infectious smile.

If you needed a lift, Zinger was there.

"I met him when I was 21," Darrell Tunnell said. "He was a lot older than I was but considered we were the same age. He had a youthful personality."

Tunnell was a mechanic at the Visalia Municipal Airport and Zinger was a pilot, who also had his aircraft mechanic license. Tunnell now owns and operates Aircraft Mechanical Services at the airport and hosted Saturday's celebration of life for Zinger, 82. 

Hundreds gathered in Tunnell's hangar to pay their respects and share stories about the Visalia legend. A Missing Man Formation flyover was held in Zinger's memory and a flag dedication was presented at Congressman Devin Nunes' office. 

"I had so many good times with him," Tunnell said. "He was a fixture and a staple of Visalia airport." 

The men maintained their friendship for 39 years. 

Makenzie Zinger — Garry's granddaughter — also shed light on who her grandfather was. Her grandfather had the "heart and soul of a young boy" and was "pretty legendary."  

He taught Makenzie how to fly and "live life on the edge," she said. 

"My grandpa was one of a kind," she said. "He'd do anything to help a friend or stranger in need." 

Garry was born on July 10, 1938, in Swan Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He moved to Visalia in 1973 and later started work as a pilot for Security Transport. 

"If you never took a ride with my grandpa, I guarantee he would have offered you one," Makenzie said. 

Garry died alongside Brian Christopher Nepinsky, 45, on September 4th in an airplane crash near Sequoia National Park. 

The plane, according to airport officials, left Visalia Municipal Airport that morning on its way toward Needles, near the Nevada border and Mojave Desert. Nepinsky and Zinger were supposed to arrive the same day.

Radar tapes showed last location to be near the Upper Horse Creek drainage in Mineral King wilderness. Both men were experienced pilots. Tunnell estimated Zinger began flying when he was 15 years old.

When asked what Tunnell wanted people to know about his longtime friend, Tunnell simply said: "His generosity."

Before rental cars were a staple at the airport, anyone who landed at the airport in need of a vehicle, Garry would offer them his truck. He'd then ask Tunnell for a ride home. 

"I don't think someone ever didn't gas it up before bringing it back," Tunnell added. 

That generosity was expressed by numerous people who attended Garry's celebration of life. 

Carlos Lopez was working at Alejandra's Restaurant in downtown Visalia when he met Garry — a regular. One day, Garry offered to give Lopez a ride in his plane. 

"He was very welcoming," Lopez said. "He gave me that first experience." 

Their friendship spanned for more than seven years and multiple airplane rides. Four years ago, Lopez moved to Las Vegas. Whenever Garry would fly in the city the two would go out to dinner and grab a margarita, or two. 

"I was devastated when I heard the news," Lopez said. 

The pilot community is a close-knit group, according to Kryss Crocker of Santa Cruz.

Crocker has been a private pilot for 20 years. She met Garry roughly 12 years ago through her sister, who is also a pilot.  

"We went flying with him on occasion," she said. "He was always an upbeat guy. He always had a good attitude... he's going to be very missed." 

Kevin Mizner, a retired captain for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, went on several adventures with Garry during his time with the department.

A flight from Visalia to Arizona was particularly memorable for Mizner. 

At the time, whenever the department was in need of a pilot, Garry was often requested. Mizner and another deputy were asked to tour a jail facility in Arizona. 

Garry was to fly the men and a state official to the facility.

When they left Visalia the weather was clear, however, when they arrived in Sacramento to pick up the state official, they'd encountered a bad storm. 

"I looked at Garry and said, 'We're probably going to be sitting here for a bit,'" Mizner said. 

Garry informed the deputy that as soon as he got the "all clear" they would be back in the air. Not long after, Garry and his passengers were soaring through the storm. 

"Garry looked like he did it with the ease of the moment," Mizner said. "It was a cakewalk for him... I always felt we were in good hands." 


Brian Christopher Nepinsky
JULY 27, 1975 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2020

Brian Christopher Nepinsky passed away tragically on September 4th, 2020. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 14 years and children, as well as his parents and many brothers who were like family to him. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, loved to scuba dive, ski and go boating. He cherished every day with his wife and daughters. He leaves behind so many dear friends and we all will miss his quick smile, adventurous spirit and fun personality. A memorial Open House and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 3:00-6:00pm at Summerlin Ranch 28962 Road 168 Visalia, CA. 93292. Our Chaplain will have remarks at 4:00 followed by the sharing of memories of Brian by family and friends.

FAMILY
Valerie Nepinsky, Wife
Karis Nepinsky, Daughter
Kyndell Nepinsky, Daughter

The two men who were killed in an airplane crash over Sequoia National Park have been officially identified.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office identified the crash victims as Brian Christopher Nepinsky, 45, and Garry William Zinger, 82.

Witnesses at the airport said that Zinzer was the pilot but the plane belonged to Nepinsky.

The crash was reported just after 4 a.m. on Saturday. Deputies were told that the plane left Visalia Municipal Airport around 11 a.m. Friday on its way toward Needles, near the Nevada border and the Mojave Desert.

Nepinsky and Zinger were supposed to arrive early Friday afternoon. However, they never arrived.

Deputies eventually found the plane and the victims near Eagle Lake in Sequoia National Park.

Radar tapes showed the last location to be near the Upper Horse Creek drainage in Mineral King wilderness — not far from the now 68,000-acre Sequoia Complex Fire burning in the forest.

It's possible that smoke from the nearby fires in Sequoia National Forest impaired visibility.

"It is...in the vicinity of the SQF Fire Complex in an area impacted by smoke," said Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, spokeswoman for Sequoia National Forest.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Cessna Ector 305A, N1832: Accidents occurred September 03, 2020 and April 09, 2018

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

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


Location: Amboy, CA
Accident Number: WPR20CA296
Date & Time: 09/03/2020, 1530 PDT
Registration: N1832
Aircraft: Cessna Ector 305A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of a tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, he was making a precautionary landing to an old gravel and sand runway. During the landing roll, he lost directional control and the airplane ground looped. Subsequently, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s):None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification:BasicMed 
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/30/2019
Flight Time:  670.7 hours (Total, all aircraft), 103.9 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna Ector
Registration: N1832
Model/Series: 305A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2004
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/11/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2270 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9805.91 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Continental Motors
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470-J
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 225 hp
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: KNXP, 2051 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2256 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 233°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 42°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Santa Paula, CA (SZP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lake Havasu, AZ (HII)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 34.559722, -115.746944 (est)


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA209
Date & Time: 04/09/2018, 1645 PDT
Registration: N1832
Aircraft: CESSNA ECTOR 305A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

According to the flight instructor in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, the pilot receiving instruction was on the flight controls during the landing roll. Near the end of the roll, the tail began to swerve, and the airplane ground looped to the right. The airplane exited the right side of the runway, and the left wing struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing spar and aileron.

The pilots reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot receiving instruction failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/18/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/06/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 8074.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 62.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 7936.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/27/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 435.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 32.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 279.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 52.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA ECTOR
Registration: N1832
Model/Series: 305A NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2004
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9262.2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 225 hp
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: KTVL, 6314 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 3°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: South Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: South Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1230 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: LAKE TAHOE (TVL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 6268 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8541 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

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: 38.893889, -119.995278 (est)

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N735VS: Incident occurred September 07, 2020 at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), Palm Beach County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a fuel truck while taxiing.

https://registry.faa.gov/N735VS

Date: 07-SEP-20
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N735VS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N4075R: Incident occurred September 04, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft nose gear collapsed and veered off the taxiway and struck a taxiway sign.

Air-Con LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N4075R

Date: 04-SEP-20
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N4075R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

American AA-1 Yankee, N6107L: Accident occurred September 05, 2020 at Newnan Coweta County Airport (KCCO), Atlanta, Georgia

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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


Location: Newnan, GA
Accident Number: ERA20LA308
Date & Time: 09/05/2020, 1850 EDT
Registration: N6107L
Aircraft: American Aviation AA 1
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 5, 2020, about 1850 eastern daylight time, an American Aviation AA1, N6107L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Newnan Coweta County Airport (CCO), Newnan , Georgia. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the flight instructor, they were practicing a simulated engine failure in the airport traffic pattern, when the airplane was about 300 ft above ground level, the pilot applied full power to go-around, but the engine did not respond and remained at a low power setting. The flight instructor took control of the airplane, but he was not able to increase engine power and the airplane continued to descend. The airplane touched down on the right side of runway 32, impacted a lighted taxiway sign box, veered sharply to the left and subsequently impacted the trees bordering the west side of the airport property.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that it sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The cockpit and engine compartment were relatively intact.

The airplane was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Aviation
Registration: N6107L
Model/Series: AA 1 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Horton Steven K
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: CCO, 970 ft msl
Observation Time: 1855 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Atlanta, GA (CCO)
Destination: Atlanta, GA (CCO)

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: 33.311667, -84.769722 (est)

Cessna 182D Skylane, N8885X: Accident occurred September 06, 2020 near Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Hayden, Kootenai County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

https://registry.faa.gov/N8885X

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N8885X

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 crashed into a backyard after having engine issues. 

Date: 07-SEP-20
Time: 03:40:00Z
Regis#: N8885X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: HAYDEN
State: IDAHO


HAYDEN, Idaho — An Athol, Idaho, man was taken to Kootenai Health with non-life threatening injuries following a plane crash on Sunday night.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reported Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputies and Northern Lakes Fire Department personnel responded to East Lancaster Road near English Point Road in Hayden for a report of a plane that crash landed.

The pilot, Craig Craviotto, 38, of Athol, walked to a nearby residence after attempting to land the Cessna 182D Skylane on Lancaster Road. Craviotto told deputies he ran out of fuel and could not safely make it to the Coeur d’Alene Airport, which was his target destination and initial starting point.

The KCSO report will be forwarded to the FAA and NTSB for further investigation.

It does not appear that alcohol was a factor.

https://lmtribune.com

Thrush S2RHG-T65, N41024: Incident occurred September 04, 2020 in Carlinville, Macoupin County, Illinois

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

Aircraft landing on a grass strip, slid on wet grass and veered left ending up in a field.

Killam Flying Service LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N41024

Date: 04-SEP-20
Time: 20:26:00Z
Regis#: N41024
Aircraft Make: THRUST
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: CARLINVILLE
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee E, N2875T: Incident occurred September 05, 2020 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft crash landed in a field due to possible fuel exhaustion.  


https://registry.faa.gov/N2875T


Date: 05-SEP-20

Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N2875T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: RED OAK
State: IOWA



UPDATE: 5:51 PM September 6th, 2020

(Red Oak) – An investigation continues into an emergency landing of a plane in Montgomery County Saturday afternoon.

Montgomery County Emergency Management says county officials were notified late Saturday evening of an accident that occurred at around 1 p.m. Staff at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital’s emergency room reported that two people were being treated for minor injuries suffered in the accident. An investigation determined an aircraft made an emergency landing in standing corn near the intersection of 175th Street and I Avenue northeast of Red Oak.

Further information indicates the plane involved in the incident was a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee E owned and operated by a subject from Valparaiso, Indiana. Both the pilot and the passenger suffered minor injuries, and were treated and released from Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the accident. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak Police and the Red Oak Fire Department assisted Montgomery County Emergency Management at the scene.

ORIGINAL STORY 7:01 AM September 6th, 2020

(Red Oak) – Local and federal officials are investigating an accident involving an aircraft in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Emergency Management says county officials were notified late Saturday evening of an accident that occurred at around 1 p.m. Staff at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital’s emergency room reported that two people were being treated for minor injuries suffered in the accident. An investigation determined an aircraft made an emergency landing in standing corn near the intersection of 175th Street and I Avenue northeast of Red Oak.

The investigation into the incident continues. Names of the injured and the type of aircraft involved have not been released. Officials says further information will be released once all the facts are confirmed regarding the situation.

https://www.kmaland.com