Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N4371Z: Incident occurred September 29, 2020 at Boyne City Municipal Airport (N98), Charlevoix County, Michigan

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

Aircraft while taxiing after an aborted takeoff from the grass ended on its nose. 

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Date: 29-SEP-20
Time: 12:19:00Z
Regis#: N4371Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BOYNE CITY
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 170B, N2772D: Accident occurred September 22, 2020 at Heritage Field Airport (KPTW), Pottstown, 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/N2772D

Location: Pottstown, PA
Accident Number: ERA20LA338
Date & Time: September 22, 2020, 12:18 Local
Registration: N2772D
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 22, 2020, about 1218 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 170B, N2772D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The pilot-in-command (PIC) and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B data, after takeoff from Heritage Field Airport (PTW) the flight flew around locally then returned and entered the downwind leg of the airport traffic pattern for runway 28. The flight turned onto the base and final legs of the airport traffic pattern for runway 28. The PIC stated to a FAA inspector that during the approach the winds were reported to be 8 knots gusting to 15 knots from 310°. He reported to NTSB that the flight encountered light turbulence and a little bit of windshear on short final with a slight gain/loss of indicated airspeed, though he was not worried. The flight ballooned about 8 to 10 ft, to which he added a little power while flying above the runway. With a wind from the right, the main landing gears contacted the runway and at that moment the wind shifted from a quartering headwind to a quartering tailwind. With left rudder and brake applied, the airplane went to the right which he could not correct. The airplane ground looped and spun to the right and exited the runway. When it did so he pulled the mixture control and turned the fuel selector and master switch off. The airplane came to rest in an easterly heading which was opposite the landing direction. He further stated that he was comfortable with the reported winds and he did not believe attempting a go-around would have been feasible or safe.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N2772D
Model/Series: 170 B 
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: KPTW,288 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 14 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Pottstown, PA 
Destination: Pottstown, PA

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: 40.23992,-75.556002 (est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N75634: Accident occurred September 29, 2020 near David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Houston, 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; Houston, Texas

https://registry.faa.gov/N75634

Location: Spring, TX
Accident Number: CEN20LA425
Date & Time: September 29, 2020, 14:00 Local 
Registration: N75634
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

On September 29, 2020, about 1400 central daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N75634, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Spring, Texas. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot and his flight instructor completed three touch-and-go landings prior to a student solo flight, which was the accident flight. After the student pilot took off and entered the airplane into the airport traffic pattern, he was unable to return the rudder control from an asymmetric position. He was unable to maintain control of the airplane to return to the runway and performed a forced landing on a baseball field where the airplane hit several drainage ditches and incurred substantial damage to the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N75634
Model/Series: 172
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: KDWH,152 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 21 knots, 20°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Spring, TX
Destination: Spring, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 30.054083,-95.555996 (est)

Bell 206B JetRanger, N91TA: Accident occurred September 09, 2020 in Randle, Lewis County, Washington

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; Seattle, Washington

Northwest Helicopters I Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N91TA

Location: Randle, WA
Accident Number: WPR20LA331
Date & Time: September 9, 2020, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N91TA
Aircraft: Bell 206 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N91TA
Model/Series: 206 B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft external load (133)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCLS,177 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 53 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 3009 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Randle WA Fire Station, WA
Destination: Randle, WA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.281154,-121.42271