Saturday, September 26, 2020

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N84162: Incident occurred September 18, 2020 at Smyrna Airport (KMQY), Rutherford County, Tennessee

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

Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike.

Schmitt Aviation LLC


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 16:55:00Z
Regis#: N84162
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SMYRNA
State: TENNESSEE

Cessna 170, N4019V: Accident occurred September 20, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas

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; San Antonio, Texas

https://registry.faa.gov/N4019V

Location: San Antonio, TX
Accident Number: CEN20CA415
Date & Time: September 20, 2020, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N4019V
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4019V
Model/Series: 170 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.469495,-98.529846 (est)

Piper PA-28-161, N3038L: Incident occurred September 19, 2020 at Waukesha County Airport (KUES), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft was on takeoff roll and stalled and left wing struck a taxiway light. 

C W Flyers 


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N3038L
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: WAUKESHA
State: WISCONSIN

Piper PA-18: Incident occurred September 16, 2020 in Brooks Range, Alaska

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

Aircraft stabilator was struck by a rock. 

Date: 16-SEP-20
Time: 22:00:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: BROOKS RANGE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 207A, N207YH: Incident occurred September 21, 2020 at Russian Mission Airport (PARS), Alaska

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

Aircraft ran off runway during takeoff. 

Grant Aviation Inc


Date: 21-SEP-20
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N207YH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 207
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: RUSSIAN MISSION
State: ALASKA

Beech A36TC Bonanza, N36855: Incident occurred September 21, 2020 near Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft struck a bird. 

Aerial Digital Images LLC


Date: 21-SEP-20
Time: 19:01:00Z
Regis#: N36855
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 182C Skylane, N182KT: Accident occurred September 21, 2020 in King Salmon, 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

https://registry.faa.gov/N182KT

Location: King Salmon, AK
Accident Number: ANC20LA098
Date & Time: September 21, 2020, 14:05 Local
Registration: N182KT
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 21, 2020, about 1405 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 182C airplane, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident at King Salmon, Alaska. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, after a normal touchdown in crosswind conditions, the left main landing gear began to shake and rattle. The shaking continued and became more severe as the airplane continued its landing rollout, and the airplane subsequently began to veer to the left and exited the runway. As the airplane came to rest the left main landing gear spring separated from the fuselage, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left horizontal stabilizer and elevator.

An initial examination of the airplane, by the pilot, revealed that the inboard landing gear spring attach bolt and the U-bolt fractured allowing the left main landing gear spring to separate from the fuselage. A detailed examination of the left main landing gear spring attach hardware is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N182KT
Model/Series: 182 C 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: PAKN,73 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 25 knots, 80°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.27 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: King Salmon, AK
Destination: King Salmon, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 58.672779,-156.6425

Rockwell International S-2R, N7900V: Accident occurred September 21, 2020 in Hamilton, Harris County, Georgia

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; Atlanta, Georgia

https://registry.faa.gov/N7900V

Location: Hamilton, GA
Accident Number: ERA20LA328
Date & Time: September 21, 2020, 11:25 Local
Registration: N7900V
Aircraft: Rockwell S2R
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 21, 2020, about 1125 eastern daylight time, a Rockwell S 2R airplane, N7900V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Hamilton, Georgia. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight.

According to the pilot, while enroute from Cross City Airport (CTY), Cross City, Florida to LaGrange Callaway Airport (LGC), Lagrange, Georgia, the engine “abruptly quit with no warning”. The pilot then established best glide speed, shut off the fuel selector, and landed in a clearing in a forest.

The pilot advised that before the flight he looked in the fuel tanks and noted that they were both 1/3rd full. He then topped off the fuel with 72 gallons of fuel “over the top of the wing” and visually double checked that the fuel was full after allowing for equalization. He then departed CTY about 0800. The engine “quit” 1 hour and 35 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes later.

Examination of the accident site and wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, revealed that the airplane touched down on a magnetic heading of 030°, the right wing then struck the ground and hit a previously felled tree, and the airplane spun to the right. Both main landing gear then buckled under the fuselage and the airplane came to rest on a magnetic heading of 132°.

Further examination of the wreckage revealed substantial damage to the right wing leading edge, the right wing mid-structure, and the right wing spar. The fuselage skin also displayed wrinkling adjacent to the left wing flap, and the propeller displayed damage to all three propeller tips. There was no post impact fire, and the left wing and right wing fuel tanks were devoid of fuel.

The wreckage was retained by the NTSB for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration: N7900V
Model/Series: S2R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CSG,394 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16.4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 20 knots, 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Cross City, FL (CTY) 
Destination: Lagrange, GA (LGC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.750019,-84.870796 (est)

Piper PA-23 Apache, N776MC: Incident occurred September 22, 2020 at Easton/Newnam Field Airport (KESN), Talbot County, Maryland

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

Aircraft landed gear up.  

Tri Flying Tigers Inc


Date: 22-SEP-20
Time: 19:17:00Z
Regis#: N776MC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EASTON
State: MARYLAND

Cessna Citation Excel 560XLS, N510DC: Incident occurred September 22, 2020 at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO), Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft nose wheel detached from the strut on landing. 

Bowl New England Inc


Date: 22-SEP-20
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N510DC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N756RA: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 at Henry's Lake Airport (U53), Island Park, Fremont County, Idaho

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; Salt Lake City

https://registry.faa.gov/N756RA

Location: Island Park, ID
Accident Number: WPR20LA318
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 11:20 Local
Registration: N756RA
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N756RA
Model/Series: 182 R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: WYS,6649 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Yellowstone, MT (WYS)
Destination: Island Park , ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.63475,-111.34269 

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N7754H: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 at Pacific City State Airport (KPFC), Tillamook County, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon

https://registry.faa.gov/N7754H

Location: Pacific City, OR
Accident Number: WPR20CA316
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 11:35 Local 
Registration: 7754H
Aircraft: Piper PA 12
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: 7754H
Model/Series: PA 12 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: S47,36 ft msl 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11.7°C /-16.7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Hubbard, OR (7S9)
Destination: Pacific City, OR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.189601,-123.96057 (est)

MD Helicopter 369HS, N509CG: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 near Chemehuevi Valley Airport (49X), San Bernardino 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.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada 

https://registry.faa.gov/N509CG

Location: Chemehuevi Valley, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA323
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 13:24 Local
Registration: N509CG
Aircraft: MD Helicopter 369
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MD Helicopter
Registration: N509CG
Model/Series: 369 HS
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time: 13:24 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.528889,-114.43197 (est)

Ayres S-2R-T45 Turbo Thrush, N3298M: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee

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; Memphis, Tennessee

https://registry.faa.gov/N3298M

Location: Jackson, TN
Accident Number: ERA20LA333
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 15:20 Local 
Registration: N3298M
Aircraft: Ayres S2R
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 22, 2020, about 1520 central daylight time, an Ayres Corporation S2R-T45, N3298M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Jackson, Tennessee. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot reported that he was spreading crop seed on a field about 150-200 ft agl when the engine lost all power. He continued over a subdivision and looked for a place to land the airplane. He selected a road between trees and a powerline. He attempted to slow the airplane as much as possible prior to the forced landing. The airplane stalled about 10 ft above the road, the airplane touched down hard and the landing gear collapsed. The airplane slid on its belly until the left wing struck a tree and the airplane came to a stop.

An inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. Structural damage to the forward fuselage and both wings was noted.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ayres 
Registration: N3298M
Model/Series: S2R T45
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMKL,422 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: 
None Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.6923,-88.6834 (est)

Forney F-1 Aircoupe, N7500C: Incident occurred September 22, 2020 in Ashville, St. Clair County, Alabama

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing on Interstate 59. 

GY Aviation LLC


Date: 22-SEP-20
Time: 21:05:00Z
Regis#: N7500C
Aircraft Make: FORNEY
Aircraft Model: F1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ASHVILLE
State: ALABAMA

Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 3, N133HH: Incident occurred September 22, 2020 at Cheyenne Regional Airport (KCYS), Laramie County, Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft landed hard and gear collapsed veering off runway hitting runway lights and signs. 

ACE Maker Aviation LLC


Date: 22-SEP-20
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N133HH
Aircraft Make: CANADAIR
Aircraft Model: CT33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHEYENNE
State: WYOMING

Glasair 1RG, N324DJ: Accident occurred September 23, 2020 at Hagerstown Regional Airport (KHGR), Washington County, 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.

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

https://registry.faa.gov/N324DJ

Location: Hagerstown, MD
Accident Number: ERA20LA332
Date & Time: September 23, 2020, 11:45 Local
Registration: N324DJ
Aircraft: Glasair 1RG 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 23, 2020, about 1145 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Glasair 1RG, N324DJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A Henson Field (HGR), Hagerstown, Maryland. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the airplane had been at HGR for repair. On the day of the accident, he conducted a preflight inspection of the airplane in the repair station’s hangar, and after a few “adjustments,” he was ready to conduct a test flight. The pilot stated that he took off from HGR and stayed in the airport traffic pattern conducting touch-and-go landings; after the third takeoff the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power, the pilot turned toward runway 02, but the airplane impacted the ground about 100 ft before the runway.

Initial examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that all major components of the airplane were located at the accident site. The airplane remained mostly intact, with a defined break in the fuselage behind the two cabin seats.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Glasair 
Registration: N324DJ
Model/Series: 1RG NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KHGR,705 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Hagerstown, MD 
Destination: Hagerstown, MD

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.714347,-77.725247 (est)

Velocity 173 RG Elite, N66WW: Incident occurred September 23, 2020 at Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 23-SEP-20
Time: 16:56:00Z
Regis#: N66WW
Aircraft Make: VELOCITY
Aircraft Model: 173RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N475ER: Incident occurred September 23, 2020 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft aborted takeoff due to a tail scrape. 

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University


Date: 23-SEP-20
Time: 13:15:00Z
Regis#: N475ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE
Flight Number: ERU475
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-180, N1206T: Incident occurred September 08, 2020 at Johnston Regional Airport (KJNX), Smithfield, North Carolina

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

Aircraft during taxi struck a construction fence gate. 

FLY-RWI LLC


Date: 08-SEP-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N1206T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SMITHFIELD
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 170B, N4380B: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 in Big Lake, 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 


Location: Big Lake, AK
Accident Number: ANC20LA099
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 19:00 Local 
Registration: N4380B
Aircraft: Cessna 170B
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 22, 2020, about 1900 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N4380B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Big Lake, Alaska. The pilot was not injured. The Cessna was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations CFR Part 91 flight.

According to the pilot, he was landing on a remote off-airport gravel bar located along a river. During short final, at about 20 ft above ground level (AGL), the airplane’s engine sputtered followed by a partial loss of power. The engine then surged briefly followed by a total loss of engine power as the propeller continued to windmill. Subsequently, the airplane touched down in the river short of the gravel bar and nosed over.

The pilot added that he had about 1.7 hours of fuel remaining in the airplane’s fuel tanks at the time of the accident.

The airplane was powered by a Franklin 6A-350-C2 engine and a detailed examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4380B
Model/Series: 170B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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,354 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 14 knots, 40°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.31 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Anchorage , AK (MRL)
Destination: Big Lake, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1
None Latitude,
Longitude: 61.587423,-150.3984 (est)

Aeronca 7AC, N81624: Incident occurred September 23, 2020 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbus, Ohio

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field due to engine issues. 


Date: 23-SEP-20
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N81624
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ST CLAIRSVILLE
State: OHIO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N738HD: Incident occurred September 24, 2020 in Akron, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

During an instructional training flight, the pilot reported they had an electrical fire with smoke in the cockpit.

N738HD LLC


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N738HD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: AKRON
State: OHIO

Cessna 182H Skylane, N2357X: Incident occurred September 24, 2020 Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Pilot stated he was having carburetor icing issue and landed on highway. 

L-Bird LLC


Date: 24-SEP-20
Time: 22:14:00Z
Regis#: N2357X
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182H
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LAKEVIEW
State: OREGON

Cessna 172N Skyhawk , N5439E: Incident occurred September 23, 2020 in La Grange, Lenoir County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft on approach and a gust of wind pushed aircraft into trees. 


Date: 23-SEP-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N5439E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: LA GRANGE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Team Rocket F1 Rocket, N540LK and Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N108VK: Accident occurred September 25, 2020 at San Marcos Regional Airport (KHYI), Caldwell County, Texas

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; San Antonio, Texas

https://registry.faa.gov/N540LK


Location: San Marcos, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA419
Date & Time: September 24, 2020, 19:18 Local 
Registration: N108VK (A1); N540LK (A2)
Aircraft: Cessna 172 (A1); Experimental Team Rockets F-1 (A2) 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor (A1); 1 Minor (A2)
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 24, 2020, about 1918 central daylight time (CDT), a Cessna 172 airplane, N108VK, and an Experimental Team Rockets F-1 airplane, N540LK, were involved in a mid-air collision near San Marcos, Texas. The Cessna was substantially damaged and the F1 was destroyed. The flight instructor on the Cessna received minor injuries, the student pilot was seriously injured, and the F1 pilot received minor injuries. The Cessna was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 instructional flight and the F1 was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI) is equipped with a control tower which was closed at the time of the accident. Aircraft in the traffic pattern were self-reporting on the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF). According to the flight instructor on the Cessna, they had entered the traffic pattern at San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI) about 1910 and intended to perform a full stop landing. He indicated there were about 6 other airplanes in the traffic pattern when they entered a left downwind to Rwy 08. He heard the F1 enter the traffic pattern on downwind in front of them and then report he was performing a right 360° turn for spacing. The F1 was not visual or seen on Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast equipment (ADS-B) by the Cessna while it performed the 360° turn.

The F1 pilot said he entered the left downwind for Rwy 08 from the northeast and noticed an aircraft in front of him and about abeam the landing threshold. He announced and performed a 360° right turn for spacing and reentered the downwind. As he was abeam the Rwy 08 threshold he saw an airplane low and on downwind at his 2 o’clock position and .7-.9 miles away and heard that airplane request confirmation of his location. Because of traffic already on final to land and hearing that the traffic at his 2 o’clock was extending downwind he elected to extend his downwind as well. The F1 pilot extended his downwind west of Interstate 35 (which crosses the extended runway centerline for Rwy 08 about 2.25 miles from the threshold), turned inbound to land, and announced his position “over 35.” He confirmed visually he had no additional traffic in front of him, continued, and made a 1-mile position call and verified there was no traffic in sight in front of him. 

Recorded communications of the CTAF captured the Cessna report they were left base “over the stadium” and query the airplane making a right 360 if they had rejoined the downwind. The F1 pilot replied he was about to turn base, but he saw a Cessna below him and he would extend and rejoin the final. The Cessna responded “that might be us. We’re over the stadium turning a left base.” The F1 pilot responded that he would “extend a little bit and rejoin on the final.” The Cessna then stated “Ok, we see you up there on the base.” About 40 seconds later the F1 pilot reported he was “over 35” and the Cessna replied immediately after that they were on a 2-mile final. About 40 seconds later the F1 reported he was on a 1-mile final to Rwy 08. Ten seconds later the Cessna reported they were .8-miles to Rwy 08. There were no further transmissions from either involved airplanes.

The flight instructor stated he felt the F1 impact the Cessna from above and the left, and the F1’s propeller hit their windshield and top of their cowling. He said he could not control the airplane as it descended, and it hit the ground and flipped over. The F1 pilot said he experienced an impact from what he felt was the right side, 5 o’clock position shortly after making his 1-mile position call. He looked and saw another airplane impact his right side prior to impact with the ground. The Cessna came to rest on the airport perimeter road inverted and the F1 stopped a short distance away against the airport perimeter fence. The F1 pilot exited his airplane and assisted the occupants of the Cessna. The F1 subsequently caught fire and was destroyed.

The F1 was an experimental tandem two-seat low-wing monoplane which was not equipped with ADS-B. The Cessna was a 4-seat high-wing monoplane that was equipped with ADS-B.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N108VK
Model/Series: 172 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: Experimental Team Rockets
Registration: N540LK
Model/Series: F-1 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHYI,597 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.891657,-97.879091 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.891657,-97.879091 (est)

Denney Kitfox Mk IV Speedster, N525PP: Accident occurred September 24, 2020 near Lake County Airport (KLXV), Leadville, Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado 

https://registry.faa.gov/N525PP

Location: Leadville, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA424
Date & Time: September 24, 2020, 14:30 Local
Registration: N525PP
Aircraft: Kitfox STI 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 24, 2020, about 1430 mountain daylight time, a Kitfox EXP Speedster, N525PP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Leadville, Colorado. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he filled both fuel tanks prior to prefight and runup at the Lake County Airport (LXV), Leadville, Colorado. The pilot taxied to runway 34 and began the takeoff. The pilot stated that although the initial runup was normal, it seemed as the airplane was using more runway than expected during the takeoff roll. The airplane became airborne, settled back onto the runway surface, and became airborne again. The pilot stated that the airplane was not climbing normally at the departure end of the runway and the pilot noticed that his engine RPMs were in the low 4,000s. The airplane was not climbing out of ground effect and was descending despite a wide-open throttle.

As the pilot contemplated a turn back to the airport, he decided to land the airplane straight ahead into a field with short pines trees. The right wing struck a small tree and the airplane came to rest on the ground against another tree. The pilot exited the airplane and airport emergency services responded. The right wing and empennage were bent and twisted.

After the accident, examination of the airplane and engine revealed a loose carburetor primer tube that was not impact related damage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Kitfox
Registration: N525PP
Model/Series: STI NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: LXV 
Observation Time: 14:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0.3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.4 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Leadville, CO 
Destination: Leadville, CO

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: 39.2508,-106.2925 (est)

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, N29WG: Incident occurred September 24, 2020 at Laredo International Airport (KLRD), Webb County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Landed gear up on Runway 36L.


Date: 24-SEP-20
Time: 19:43:00Z
Regis#: N29WG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAREDO
State: TEXAS