Saturday, September 19, 2020

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, N257SH: Incident occurred September 19, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida 

Aircraft landed on the taxiway instead of the runway and then veered off into the grass and gear collapsed. 


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 15:59:00Z
Regis#: N257SH
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: ISLAND AIR CHARTERS
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA



Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N482ER: Incident occurred September 09, 2020 in Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida

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

Aircraft struck a bird.

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University


Date: 09-SEP-20
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N482ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE
City: PALM COAST
State: FLORIDA

Zenair CH 750 STOL, N4744M: Accident occurred September 16, 2020 in Montgomery City, Missouri

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

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


Location: Montgomery City, MO
Accident Number: CEN20LA397
Date & Time: 09/16/2020, 1251 CDT
Registration: N4744M
Aircraft: ZENITH CH 750
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 16, 2020, about 1251 central daylight time, an amateur-built Zenith CH 750 airplane, N4744M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Montgomery City, Missouri. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot estimated 22-23 gallons of fuel were onboard the airplane during the preflight and a he estimated a fuel consumption rate of about 6 gallons per hour for the flight. About three hours into the flight at an altitude of about 3,000 ft mean sea level, the engine sputtered and lost total power. The pilot made a forced landing into a bean field and the airplane nosed over, which damaged both wings, the fuselage, and the rudder. The airplane will be examined after recovery.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Registration: N4744M
Model/Series: CH 750
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KCOU, 898 ft msl
Observation Time: 1254 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Murray, KY (CEY)
Destination: Mexico, MO (MYJ) 

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: 38.979722, -91.610000 




Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N844ME: Incident occurred September 16, 2020 at Millington-Memphis Airport (KNQA), Shelby County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Aircraft landed and the tail struck the runway. 

CTI Aircraft Leasing LLC


Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N844ME
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MILLINGTON
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N972DD: Accident occurred September 16, 2020 at Cherokee County Airport (KJSO), Jacksonville, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft while performing simulated engine out procedure during landing, overshot the runway, and when returning to the runway, stalled and crashed. 

Drive Line Inc


Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 19:02:00Z
Regis#: N972DD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: TEXAS



Two men onboard a Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage that crashed Wednesday afternoon at the Cherokee County Airport are unharmed, according to Texas DPS officials.

Troopers responded to a call of a crash at the airport, at 1:40 p.m., said Sgt. Jean Dark, public information officer for the DPS – Tyler District.

“The investigator's (preliminary) report indicates that the Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N972DD, had experienced a stall close to the runway, causing a hard landing that collapsed the landing gear, and the aircraft came to rest on the runway,” she said.

Pilot Bradley Charles Thomas, 45, of Richardson, and flight instructor, Benjamin Case, 26, of Jacksonville were uninjured. FAA has been notified.

Piper PA-28-180, N9351J: Incidents occurred September 16, 2020 and March 07, 2018

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

September 16, 2020:  Aircraft on landing was at a higher than normal taxi speed and turned onto taxiway struck airport signage. Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (KAMA), Texas.


Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N9351J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AMARILLO
State: TEXAS

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

March 07, 2018: Aircraft landed in the grass short of the runway at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport (KAMA), Texas

Date: 07-MAR-18
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N9351J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AMARILLO
State: TEXAS

Van's RV-9A, N94KJ: Fatal accident occurred September 19, 2020 at Ottawa Executive Airport (Z98), Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft crashed in a field after takeoff.


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 10:38:00Z
Regis#: N94KJ
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV9
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ZEELAND
State: MICHIGAN
 
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.

Dale and Joyce DeWeese


Dale Norman DeWeese, age 61, and Joyce Carol DeWeese, age 59, of Zeeland, Michigan, entered together into the presence of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 19th, 2020.Dale and Joyce were Owosso High School sweethearts who recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on September 6th. Together, they raised their children, doted on their granddaughters, cared for their parents, and generously blessed everyone they could. 

As members of Jamestown Baptist Church, Dale and Joyce served in a number of ways, including Missions Committee and Children’s Ministry. Their hearts delighted to praise God in song. Dale enjoyed his 22 years working as an Engineer at Steelcase. While he had many hobbies over the years, his passion was aviation. He loved flying with Joyce and giving friends and family rides in his airplane. Dale played the trumpet and guitar beautifully and blessed many with his exquisite hand-crafted pens. Despite his patient and meticulous nature, he was competitive, quick-witted, and loved a good laugh. 

Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who prioritized family. She had a passion for memorizing scripture and was a faithful prayer warrior. She loved to play games, and her hands were always busy making things, from knitting and sewing, to creating her memorable bags and purses, which she eagerly gave to family and friends. With her warm and engaging personality, she never knew a stranger. 

Over all of their passions and pursuits reigned their saving faith in Jesus Christ, who “died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, was buried, and was raised on the third day” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). His grace in their lives shone brightly in their love, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and boundless generosity to those around them. They will be sorely missed.  

They were preceded in death by Dale’s parents, Norm and Jackie DeWeese, and Joyce’s mother Sharon Stanfield. They are survived by their children, David Dale DeWeese, Leann and Peter Ambler; their treasured granddaughters, Elise, Juliet, Adele, and Maria Ambler; Joyce’s father, Charles “Chuck” Stanfield; Dale’s siblings, Bob and Julie DeWeese, Diane and Eric Erskin; Joyce’s siblings, Becky and Mack McKindley, Dan and Triss Stanfield, Carolyn and Van Rue; many loving nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 12 noon at Jamestown Baptist Church, 2472 Quincy St., Hudsonville, with their son-in-law, Pastor Peter Ambler and Pastor Shawn DeJong officiating.  The burial and committal service will take place Saturday at 1 pm for friends and family at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Owosso, Michigan.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon prior to the service at the church.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” Psalm 116:15

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N756AU: Incidents occurred September 16, 2020 and November 26, 2017

 Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas 

September 16, 2020:  Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW), Texas.

Metroplex Flight Services LLC


Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 19:10:00Z
Regis#: N756AU
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

November 26, 2017:  Aircraft on landing, nose gear collapsed at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW), Texas.

Date: 26-NOV-17
Time: 19:41:00Z
Regis#: N756AU
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Cessna 182D Skylane, N9058X: Incident occurred September 13, 2020 at Milford Municipal Airport (KMLF), Beaver County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft attempting to depart, engine caught fire. 

Southern Skies Aviation Inc


Date: 13-SEP-20
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N9058X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MILFORD
State: UTAH

Hawker Beechcraft 400A Beechjet, N410LG: Incident occurred September 16, 2020 at Dulles International Airport (KIAD), Chantilly, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft struck a bird on short final. 

BuckAir LLC 


Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: N410LG
Aircraft Make: HAWKER BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: 400
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: EXECUTIVE JET
Flight Number: EJM410
City: CHANTILLY
State: VIRGINIA

Maule MXT-7-160 Super Rocket, N79HS: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 at Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field (KADF), Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft lost engine power on takeoff and crashed into the perimeter fence. 

Henderson State University


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 13:25:00Z
Regis#: N79HS
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: MXT7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ARKADELPHIA
State: ARKANSAS

Sonex, N25198: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 in Peyton, El Paso County, Colorado

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road due to engine issues. 

Kflyin LLC


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N25198
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PEYTON
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28-140, N56870: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 at Page Field Airport (KFMY), Fort Myers, Florida

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

Aircraft landed and right main gear sheared off and veered off runway.  

Pelican's Nest Realty Services LLC


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N56870
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT MYERS
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG, N2699V: Accident occurred September 17, 2020 near Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK), Cook County, Illinois





Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft crash landed on street after experiencing engine issues.  


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N2699V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PROSPECT HEIGHTS
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N991CP: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 at Lee Airport (KANP), Anne Arundel County, Maryland



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Aircraft ran off end of runway after landing. 

Civil Air Patrol Inc


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N991CP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Flight Number: CAP 1891
City: ANNAPOLIS
State: MARYLAND

Hawker 800XP, N897A: Incident occurred September 18, 2020 at Wilmington International Airport (KILM), New Hanover County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.  

MegaAir LLC


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 01:40:00Z
Regis#: N897A
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: HAWKER 800
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILMINGTON
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N336C: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 in Tuscarora, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft experienced engine failure and made a hard landing in a field. 


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 17:12:00Z
Regis#: N336C
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: TUSCARORA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee D, N433FL: Incident occurred September 17, 2020 near Huntsville Municipal Airport (KUTS), Walker County, Texas



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

Aircraft lost power and made an emergency landing inside prison property.  


Date: 17-SEP-20
Time: 23:18:00Z
Regis#: N433FL
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HUNTSVILLE
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, N8875C: Accident occurred September 14, 2020 near Homer Airport (PAHO), Alaska

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

Aircraft crashed on beach after takeoff. 


Date: 14-SEP-20
Time: 00:32:00Z
Regis#: N8875C
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State: ALASKA


Two small aircraft crashed over the weekend in Homer in separate incidents, but neither event resulted in major injuries for the pilots or the passenger in one of the crashes.

The first incident happened on Friday night, right after Homer Volunteer Fire Department crews went to a boat fire at the Homer Harbor. Homer Police responded to the crash at the Homer Airport. There were no injuries in that crash.

The second crash occurred on Sunday afternoon when a Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer lost power on takeoff and the pilot had a hard landing in the Mariner Park Slough. The pilot in the second crash was taken to South Peninsula Hospital with minor injuries.

Lt. Ryan Browning said last Friday that police got a call at 9:18 p.m. about a small plane having crashed at the airport. It was reported to have crashed at 8:33 p.m.

Upon arrival, Browning said the pilot of the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche reported having issues during landing, and that the plane had started to pull to the left. It then continued off the runway, Browning said.

The pilot, a 47-year-old Wasilla man, and his passenger, a 42-year-old Wasilla woman, escaped injury. On Tuesday, Browning said that because there were no injuries, and because firefighters were busy with the harbor boat fire, dispatchers did not request assistance from fire department medics.

The plane’s tail was broken off and Browning said it appeared one of the wings was also broken.

“More importantly, no one was hurt,” he said.

Alaska State Troopers responded to the airport along with the Homer Police Department, and Browning said the Homer Airport Manager took over once he arrived.

In the Sunday crash, the pilot, a 74-year-old man, had to land the Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer when it lost power while heading west over the Homer Spit Road and the Mariner Park Slough. The pilot was the only person on board. Browning said a Good Samaritan responded first to the crash site and was able to get the pilot out of the plane safely.

Homer Police, the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services firefighters and medics responded.

The Piper 22-135 Tri-Pacer hit the soft sand, spinning around, bending the propeller and collapsing the landing gear. The left wingtip also was damaged.

“It landed in a good spot, considering,” Browning said.

The plane landed in a slough near Mariner Park west of the Homer Spit Road that on extreme high tides can be filled with water and is a common bird watching site during the spring shorebird migration. The crash happened right before the low tide at 6:26 p.m. Sunday and the area near the crash was totally dry.

HVFD Fire Chief Mark Kirko said no fuel was spilled in the Sunday crash. Browning said he did not think any fuel was spilled in the Friday crash. Kirko said a firefighter shut off fuel valves in the crashed plane on Sunday.

Kirko said one passerby recorded the accident in a video.

“It gets close to the ground. All you can see is a dusty cloud and it comes to an end,” Kirko said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and brought the victim to the Mariner Park parking lot. A Maritime Helicopters helicopter hoisted the plane out of the slough and brought it to the airport on Monday.

National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating both crashes, said Terry Williams, an NTSB spokesperson based in Washington, D.C. He said a preliminary report with the basic facts of the incidents will be done within about 10 days, but that report will not have a finding of cause.
  

Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N7669Y: Accident occurred September 12, 2020 at Homer Airport (PAHO), Alaska

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

Aircraft lost control on landing and veered off runway and up a bank.  


Date: 12-SEP-20
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N7669Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA30
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State:ALASKA

Two small aircraft crashed over the weekend in Homer in separate incidents, but neither event resulted in major injuries for the pilots or the passenger in one of the crashes.

The first incident happened on Friday night, right after Homer Volunteer Fire Department crews went to a boat fire at the Homer Harbor. Homer Police responded to the crash at the Homer Airport. There were no injuries in that crash.

The second crash occurred on Sunday afternoon when a Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer lost power on takeoff and the pilot had a hard landing in the Mariner Park Slough. The pilot in the second crash was taken to South Peninsula Hospital with minor injuries.

Lt. Ryan Browning said last Friday that police got a call at 9:18 p.m. about a small plane having crashed at the airport. It was reported to have crashed at 8:33 p.m.

Upon arrival, Browning said the pilot of the Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche reported having issues during landing, and that the plane had started to pull to the left. It then continued off the runway, Browning said.

The pilot, a 47-year-old Wasilla man, and his passenger, a 42-year-old Wasilla woman, escaped injury. On Tuesday, Browning said that because there were no injuries, and because firefighters were busy with the harbor boat fire, dispatchers did not request assistance from fire department medics.

The plane’s tail was broken off and Browning said it appeared one of the wings was also broken.

“More importantly, no one was hurt,” he said.

Alaska State Troopers responded to the airport along with the Homer Police Department, and Browning said the Homer Airport Manager took over once he arrived.

In the Sunday crash, the pilot, a 74-year-old man, had to land the Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer when it lost power while heading west over the Homer Spit Road and the Mariner Park Slough. The pilot was the only person on board. Browning said a Good Samaritan responded first to the crash site and was able to get the pilot out of the plane safely.

Homer Police, the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Kachemak Emergency Services firefighters and medics responded.

The Piper 22-135 Tri-Pacer hit the soft sand, spinning around, bending the propeller and collapsing the landing gear. The left wingtip also was damaged.

“It landed in a good spot, considering,” Browning said.

The plane landed in a slough near Mariner Park west of the Homer Spit Road that on extreme high tides can be filled with water and is a common bird watching site during the spring shorebird migration. The crash happened right before the low tide at 6:26 p.m. Sunday and the area near the crash was totally dry.

HVFD Fire Chief Mark Kirko said no fuel was spilled in the Sunday crash. Browning said he did not think any fuel was spilled in the Friday crash. Kirko said a firefighter shut off fuel valves in the crashed plane on Sunday.

Kirko said one passerby recorded the accident in a video.

“It gets close to the ground. All you can see is a dusty cloud and it comes to an end,” Kirko said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and brought the victim to the Mariner Park parking lot. A Maritime Helicopters helicopter hoisted the plane out of the slough and brought it to the airport on Monday.

National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating both crashes, said Terry Williams, an NTSB spokesperson based in Washington, D.C. He said a preliminary report with the basic facts of the incidents will be done within about 10 days, but that report will not have a finding of cause.
  

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N416RK: Accident occurred September 11, 2020 at McCarthy Airport (PAMX), Alaska

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

Windyfork LLC


14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 11, 2020 in McCarthy, AK
Aircraft: Piper PA18, registration: N416RK

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 on takeoff veered off the runway and hit trees. 

Date: 11-SEP-20
Time: 03:15:00Z
Regis#: N416RK
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MCCARTHY
State: ALASKA

Cessna 170B, N3068A: Accident occurred September 13, 2020 in Kiana, Alaska

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


14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Kiana, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 170, registration: N3068A

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 lost power and control with wing impacting gravel bar. 

Date: 13-SEP-20
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N3068A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: KIANA
State: ALASKA

Beechcraft 95-C55 Baron, N55ZZ: Incident occurred September 13, 2020 at Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 13-SEP-20
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N55ZZ
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SEDONA
State: ARIZONA