Sunday, September 27, 2020

Robinson R22 Mariner, N194HC: Accident occurred September 06, 2020 at Page Field (KFMY), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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.

California Spyder LLC


Location: Fort Myers, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA310
Date & Time: 09/06/2020, 0900 EDT
Registration: N194HC
Aircraft: Robinson R22
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

On September 6, 2020, about 0900 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R22 Mariner helicopter, N194HC, was involved in an accident at Page Field (FMY), Fort Myers, Florida. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction were not injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

Both pilots submitted written statements, and their versions of events were consistent throughout. The preflight and engine-start procedures were completed by the checklist with no anomalies noted. As the engine was accelerated to near its operating rpm, each pilot heard a loud "bang." The student leaned out his door and announced that "the tail was hanging off the back of the aircraft." The engine was stopped, and the event was reported to the helicopter's owner and his mechanic.

Examination of photographs revealed damage to the tailrotor gearbox, tailrotor blades, and the tailcone's section forward of the tailrotor gearbox. These areas and components were sectioned and forwarded to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, DC for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson
Registration: N194HC
Model/Series: R22 MARINER
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FMY, 16 ft msl
Observation Time:1253 UTC 
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:   10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Destination: Fort Myers, FL (FMY)

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: 26.586667, -81.863333 (est)

Piper PA-46-500TP, N3088X: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Prop Wash LLC


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 16:29:00Z
Regis#: N3088X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOBILE
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II, N8174R: Incident occurred September 19, 2020 at Merrill Field Airport (KMRI), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

Angel Aviation Inc


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 19:27:00Z
Regis#: N8174R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Air Tractor AT-402, N45027: Accident occurred September 18, 2020 in Somerton, Yuma County, Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona

https://registry.faa.gov/N45027

Location: Somerton, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20CA313
Date & Time: September 18, 2020, 20:20 Local
Registration: N45027
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 402
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Air Tractor 
Registration: N45027
Model/Series: AT 402 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Operator Designator Code:
  
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
  
Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KNYL,213 ft msl
Observation Time: 03:57 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.72 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:
  
Wreckage and Impact Information
  
Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 32.55722,-114.684165 (est)

North American TB-25N Mitchell, N7946C: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 near Stockton Metropolitan Airport (KSCK), San Joaquin 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; Oakland, California

https://registry.faa.gov/N7946C

Location: Stockton, CA
Accident Number: WPR20LA311
Date & Time: September 19, 2020, 19:25 Local
Registration: N7946C
Aircraft: North American B25N
Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 19, 2020, about 1925 Pacific daylight time, a North American B25N, N7946C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Stockton, California. One pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries, and one pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that while enroute to their destination, fuel pressure for the left engine fluctuated, and the left engine briefly lost power before regaining power. The pilot stated that he was concerned that they may have had a fuel pump failure or something similar and decided to turn the cross-feed valve on. A short time later, about 5 miles from their intended destination, fuel pressure fluctuations were observed in both engines, with both engines intermittently losing and then regaining power. Due to multiple residential areas between their location and the airport, the pilot conducted a 180° turn and initiated an off-airport landing. The pilot stated that during the landing roll, he observed a ditch in front of them and was able to get the airplane airborne briefly to avoid it, however, he was not able to avoid a second large ditch. Subsequently, the airplane struck the second ditch, became airborne, and impacted the ground in a nose low attitude, and all three landing gear collapsed.

Both the left and right engines were separated from their respective attach points, and the fuselage sustained substantial damage. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N7946C
Model/Series: B25N
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: KSCK,33 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4.4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Vacaville, CA (VCB)
Destination: Stockton, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious, 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 37.909216,-121.34045 (est)

Cessna 177RG Cardinal, N34161: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft lost control and veered off taxiway and ran over a taxiway light. 


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 01:28:00Z
Regis#: N34161
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EL CAJON
State: CALIFORNIA

CubCrafters CC11-160, N55JV: Accident occurred September 18, 2020 in Larkspur, Douglas County, Colorado

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

Aircraft crashed on departure. 

Janzen Leasing LLC


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N55JV
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LARKSPUR
State: COLORADO

Beech B36TC Bonanza, N36AJ: Incident occurred September 18, 2020 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft while taxiing for departure veered off the taxiway striking a taxiway sign.  


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 15:56:00Z
Regis#: N36AJ
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair, N25GP and Grumman AA-5A Cheetah, N26398: Incident occurred September 18, 2020 - Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (PHKO), Kona, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft was parked and struck by Grumman AA-5A Cheetah, N26398.

Gravity Guides Inc


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 22:16:00Z
Regis#: N25GP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: KONA
State: HAWAII

Aircraft on taxi clipped parked Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair, N25GP, and then veered off surface into the grass. 


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 22:16:00Z
Regis#: N26398
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: KONA
State: HAWAII

Eiri-Avion PIK-20D, N32C and Schweizer SGS 2-33A, N2635H: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 in Union, McHenry County, Illinois

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; Greater Chicago; Des Plaines,Illinois



Location: Union, IL 
Accident Number: CEN20CA406
Date & Time: September 19, 2020, 12:27 Local
Registration: N32C (A1); N2635H (A2)
Aircraft: PIK PIK-20D (A1); Schweizer SGS 2-33A (A2) 
Injuries: 1 Minor (A1); N/A (A2)
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: PIK
Registration: N32C
Model/Series: PIK-20D
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: Schweizer 
Registration: N2635H
Model/Series: SGS 2-33A 
Aircraft Category: Glider
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: DKB
Observation Time: 12:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.39 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.229366,-88.539047 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.229366,-88.539047 (est)

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, N43020: Accident occurred September 17, 2020 in Huntley, Illinois

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; Greater Chicago, Illinois


Location: Huntley, IL
Accident Number: CEN20CA405
Date & Time: September 17, 2020, 21:45 Local
Registration: N43020
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N43020
Model/Series: PA28 151 
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDPA,754 ft msl 
Observation Time: 01:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.37 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Huntley, IL (6IL2)
Destination: Huntley, IL (6IL2)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 42.221111,-88.417778 (est)

Diamond DA40 NG, N351L: Incident occurred September 18, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

Aircraft struck a runway edge light while exiting runway. 

Diamond Aircraft Sales USA Inc 


Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 02:37:00Z
Regis#: N351L
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: INDIANAPOLIS
State: INDIANA

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N6208T: Accident occurred September 17, 2020 at Marksville Municipal Airport (KMKV), Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

https://registry.faa.gov/N6208T

Location: Marksville, LA
Accident Number: CEN20CA411
Date & Time: September 17, 2020, 18:34 Local 
Registration: N6208T
Aircraft: Cessna R182 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N6208T
Model/Series: R182 No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
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: None
Departure Point: Marksville, LA (MKV) 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire:
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.094722,-92.069168 (est)

American AA-1 Yankee, N5739L: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft was taxiing and brakes failed causing aircraft to circle in the grass and struck a taxiway light. 


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: N5739L
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Zenith STOL CH 750, N210WP: Accident occurred September 20, 2020 in Montrose, Henry County, Missouri

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; Kansas City, Missouri 


Location: Montrose, MO
Accident Number: CEN20LA412
Date & Time: 09/20/2020, 1145 CDT
Registration: N210WP
Aircraft: ZENITH CH 750
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 20, 2020, about 1145 central daylight time, a William Prosch Zenith 750 airplane, N210WP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Montrose, Missouri. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, while en route to his destination airport, the engine momentarily lost power. He immediately selected the alternate fuel pump and engine control unit (ECU), and the engine regained power. About 5 minutes later, the engine lost total power, and the pilot attempted to restart the engine. The engine restart was unsuccessful, and the pilot initiated a forced landing to a field. During the forced landing, the airplane's landing gear contacted the high vegetation, and the nose impacted terrain. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The airplane's left wing leading edge was crushed, and the rudder was bent.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the main fuse block, located behind and under the instrument panel, was discolored and exhibited internal thermal damage. An automotive blade-type fuse, that connected to both primary and secondary fuel pumps and primary and back up ECUs, displayed arching signatures and had failed. According to the engine manufacturer, who responded to the accident site, the primary and secondary ECUs should have been wired directly to the main buss and should not have contained a fuse. After bypassing the failed electrical system, an engine test run was performed. The engine started and operated normally with no mechanical issues noted.

The engine manufacturer has a service bulletin that recommends an ECU wiring upgrade. The upgrade removes the ECU select switch in order to operate on a single computer only. The service bulletin had not been completed on the accident experimental airplane, nor was it required to be completed. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Registration: N210WP
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:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Clinton, MO (GLY)
Destination: Parsons, MO (0KS8)

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: 38.250000, -93.890000 (est)

Beech B19 Sport 150, N18778: Incident occurred September 20, 2020 at Laconia Municipal Airport (KLCI), Belknap County, New Hampshire

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

Aircraft made a hard landing and incurred a propeller strike.  


Date: 20-SEP-20
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N18778
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LACONIA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Van's RV-4, N250LB: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 near Clovis Municipal Airport (KCVN), Curry County, New Mexico

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; Lubbock

Accident Number: WPR20LA310
Date & Time: September 19, 2020, 09:45 Local 
Registration: N250LB
Aircraft: Vans RV4 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 19, 2020 at 0945 mountain daylight time, an experimental amateur built Vans RV-4 airplane, N250LB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Clovis, New Mexico. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to a witness, the airplane began a ground roll to the south into the wind. The airplane lifted off the ground about midfield and immediately transitioned into a climb. As it reached about 100 ft above ground level, the airplane rolled to the right until it was inverted and then disappeared from the witness’ view. The witness reported that the engine sounded smooth and continuous during the accident flight.

A preliminary examination of the accident site by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest inverted about 800 ft beyond the end of the departure runway. According to the FAA, the impact signatures showed that the airplane initially impacted the ground at a shallow angle in the upright position, overran a cattle guard and subsequently came to rest inverted. Photographs furnished by the witness showed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The FAA inspector reported that flight control continuity was established from the cockpit to the ailerons, rudder, and elevator.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N250LB
Model/Series: RV4
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KCVN,4216 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Departure Point: Clovis, NM (NM42)
Destination:

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: 34.415833,-103.14777

Cosmos Phase III, N7024L: Fatal accident occurred September 19, 2020 in Wayne, McClain County, Oklahoma


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; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Location: Wayne, OK
Accident Number: CEN20LA413
Date & Time: September 19, 2020, 18:45 Local
Registration: N7024L
Aircraft: COSMOS PHASE 3
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 19, 2020, about 1845 central daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Cosmos Phase III weight-shift control aircraft, N7024L, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Wayne, Oklahoma. The private pilot sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot’s wife, she surmised that the pilot was taxiing out to fly the aircraft for a short flight, land, and then pick her up for a local flight. She heard a loud “bang” but did not observe the accident sequence, nor did anyone else on the large ranch property. The aircraft was found upright against a fence next to a horse stable, and along a grass taxiway that the pilot would use to access the airstrip.

The pilot’s son reported that his father recently replaced the throttle cable on the aircraft. After the throttle cable change, the pilot reported the throttle cable was “sticking.” The pilot’s son surmised that his father was taking the aircraft for a flight to perform an operational check of the throttle cable one more time before the pilot flew with his wife.

It was undermined if the pilot was performing any ground runs to check the operation of the throttle cable before taking off.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the fuselage. A team of Federal Aviation Administration aviation safety inspectors documented the accident site and examined the airframe and engine. All components of the aircraft were located at the accident site. Airframe and engine control continuity were established. The throttle cable was found installed at the engine and at the cockpit. The fuel tank was intact and was full of fuel. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: COSMOS
Registration: N7024L
Model/Series: PHASE 3
Aircraft Category: Weight-shift
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPVJ,968 ft msl Observation Time: 23:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Wayne, OK (PVT ) 
Destination: Wayne, OK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.896567,-97.19059 (est)

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.

Dwayne Earl Hatcher
December 2, 1953-September 26 2020

Dwayne Earl Hatcher was born December 2, 1953 in El Reno, OK to Olen and Essie Mae (Lowrey) Hatcher and passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 66.

Dwayne was raised in Cogar, Oklahoma and graduated from Minco High School in 1972.  He then started his construction career in Oklahoma City, OK and went on to own Hatcher Building and Construction in the Dallas, Texas area.

On December 20, 1999 he married Florence Webb in Lewisville, Texas.  

From a young age, Dwayne loved adventure and that continued until his death.  He flew hang gliders starting at the highest point he could find, which were cliffs in Watonga, OK and then to the Talihina mountains in Eastern Oklahoma and eventually to some of the tallest in Maui, Hawaii.  He was a pilot who loved to fly, had a love for horses and enjoyed spending his free time in Wayne, Oklahoma on his ranch where he designed and built his home. He was a master carpenter and left behind many beautiful pieces to be loved by his family and friends.

Dwayne is preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Essie Mae Hatcher; his brother and sister-in-law Nolan and Pat Hatcher; his brother Doyle Hatcher; his nephew Brent Hatcher and wife Paula Hatcher; and his sister-in-law Wendy Hatcher. Survivors include his wife, Florence (Webb) Hatcher, his son Joshua Hatcher and wife, Wadzie and grandson, Eli; sister, Beverly Reichert and husband, Clyde Reichert; brother, Mark Hatcher and wife, Debi Hatcher; sister-in- law Nancy Hatcher and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Rosedale Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.  The service will be live streamed on our Facebook page, Wilson Little. 


The ultralight pilot critically injured when his aircraft struck a hay bale died Saturday, a spokesman at OU Medical Center confirmed.

Dwayne Hatcher, 66, of Wayne, was at the controls of a 2004 Cosmos Phase 3 ultralight trike when the accident occurred one mile south of Rosedale on September 19.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Tanner Eads, Hatcher was taxiing northbound in a field around 7:10 p.m. when he struck the bale. 

He sustained head, arm, leg and internal injuries and was transported by AirEvac to OU Medical Center where he was admitted. 

Eads was assisted at the scene by Trooper Garrett Henshaw, the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, AirEvac, Rosedale Fire Department and Wadley EMS.


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Dwayne Hatcher, 66, of Wayne was seriously injured when his Ultralight collided with a hay bale.

The 2004 Cosmos Phase 3 Ultralight Trike was taxiing through a field about a mile south of Rosedale Saturday just after 7 p.m. when the aircraft struck a hay bale at 12980 Lake Road Avenue.

Investigating OHP Trooper Tanner Eads said Hatcher suffered head, arm, leg, internal trunk and external trunk injuries.

He was airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he was in critical condition on Tuesday.

Eads was assisted by Trooper Garrett Henshaw, the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, Rosedale Fire Department and Wadley’s EMS.

According to the sheriff’s department, Hatcher was scheduled for surgery this week.

Sonex, N248SK: Accident occurred September 19, 2020 at Beaver County Airport (KBVI), Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft on takeoff became airborne and crashed back onto runway and came to rest nose down. 


Date: 19-SEP-20
Time: 18:11:00Z
Regis#: N248SK
Aircraft Make: SONEX AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: SONEX
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BEAVER FALLS
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N4805K: Incidents occurred September 18, 2020 and December 11, 2019

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

September 18, 2020:  Aircraft veered off runway into the grass at Lehigh Valley International Airport (KABE), Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N4805K

Date: 18-SEP-20
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N4805K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALLENTOWN
State: PENNSYLVANIA

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

December 11, 2019:   Aircraft on landing went off left side of runway at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), Michigan.

Date: 11-DEC-19
Time: 18:37:00Z
Regis#: N4805K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KALAMAZOO
State: MICHIGAN

Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, N3790T: Accident occurred September 20, 2020 in Moosic, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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; Allentown, Pennsylvania

https://registry.faa.gov/N3790T

Location: Moosic, PA
Accident Number: ERA20LA322
Date & Time: September 20, 2020, 20:47 Local
Registration: N3790T
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 20, 2020, about 2047 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-180, N3790T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Moosic, Pennsylvania. The pilot sustained a serious injury while the pilot rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot rated passenger seated in the left seat stated that she was the pilot-in-command (PIC) at the initiation of the flight. Before departure with full fuel tanks she performed an engine run-up with no discrepancies reported. The flight departed and after takeoff with visual flight rules flight following climbed to 8,500 ft mean sea level. The airplane owner reported while climbing he leaned the fuel to air ratio slightly, operating the engine rich of peak (ROP). While established in cruise flight he attempted to lean the fuel to air ratio to operate the engine between 75° and 100° ROP, which the PIC at that time indicated he could not obtain the optimal numbers. The airplane owner indicated that when the flight was about 30 miles from Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania, she pointed out to him that the engine monitor was indicating that he could not obtain the desired ROP setting and asked him if she should adjust the fuel to air ratio. He indicated no and enrichened the mixture and looked at the engine monitor and noted the No. 2 cylinder exhaust gas temperature had decreased about 1/2 of its value.

They both felt a vibration and positive control of the airplane was transferred to the right seat occupant as had been agreed before departure. The left seat occupant declared an emergency with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control, and they reviewed nearby airports, but none were suitable. The PIC elected to proceed to AVP and maintained 100 miles-per-hour (best glide speed) while flying towards AVP. During the descent the left seat occupant advised the PIC that they were losing the second cylinder (No. 1 position). The partial loss of engine power checklist was performed, and the flight continued towards AVP. The left seat occupant reported that the oil pressure went to zero, though the oil temperature was OK, and she reported smoke which she attributed to be from fire and called that out to the PIC. Both reported that the engine rpm went past maximum redline with the PIC indicating it was not controlled by the propeller control. Both realized the flight would not reach AVP and the pilot turned to the right towards a parking lot but realized there was a tall building between their position and the parking lot. He then maneuvered for a forced landing to a residential street and attempted to extend the landing gear but neither saw three green landing gear down and locked lights. Before touchdown he saw a flash of light consistent with collision with a powerline. Neither occupant recalled the impact sequence. Both were taken to a hospital for either injury treatment of for examination.

The accident site was located about 1.8 nm and 019° from the approach end of runway 22 at AVP. Preliminary examination of the engine revealed the No. 2 cylinder assembly was separated from the engine crankcase and engine oil was noted covering the lower engine cowling. There was no evidence of pre or postimpact fire. The airplane was temporarily recovered to a local facility pending relocation to an airplane salvage facility for formal examination of the engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N3790T
Model/Series: PA28R 180 
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: AVP,962 ft msl
Observation Time: 20:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.54 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Burlington, VT (BTV)
Destination: Westminster, MD (DMW)

Wreckage and Impact Information

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: 41.374146,-75.703897