Friday, October 02, 2020

Piper PA-46R-350T Malibu Matrix, N920X: Accident occurred September 25, 2020 near Rogers Executive Airport (KROG), Benton County, Arkansas


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

Aircraft lost control in flight and returned to land and after inspection damage was found. 

Coadmere Inc


Date: 25-SEP-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N920X
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ROGERS
State: ARKANSAS

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N208QC: Incident occurred October 01, 2020 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Chatham County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft struck a bird on landing. 

Suburban Air Freight Inc


Date: 01-OCT-20
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N208QC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: SUBURBAN AIR FREIGHT
Flight Number: SUB1349
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N79300: Accident occurred September 29, 2020 at Roben-Hood Airport (KRQB), Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan

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; Grand Rapids, Michigan

https://registry.faa.gov/N79300

Location: Big Rapids, MI
Accident Number: CEN20LA431
Date & Time: September 29, 2020, 17:40 Local
Registration: N79300
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N79300
Model/Series: 172 K 
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: KFFX,831 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3200 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Big Rapids, MI
Destination: Big Rapids, MI

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: 43.722639,-85.504056 (est)

Cameron A120, N316RR: Incident occurred October 01, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Balloon landed and ignited a brush fire damaging balloon, scoop and basket. 

Rainbow Ryders Inc


Date: 01-OCT-20
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N316RR
Aircraft Make: CAMERON BALLOONS
Aircraft Model: A120
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: SIGHTSEEING
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: RAINBOW RYDERS
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Beech M35 Bonanza, N656V: Accident occurred October 01, 2020 near Green Sea Airport (S79), Horry County, South Carolina

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; West Columbia, South Carolina 

ARS Automation Design Inc


Location: Green Sea, SC 
Accident Number: ERA21LA002
Date & Time: October 1, 2020, 20:04 Local
Registration: N656V
Aircraft: Beech BE-36 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 1, 2020, at 2004 eastern daylight time, a Beechcraft M35 Bonanza, N656V, was involved in an accident in Green Sea, South Carolina. The private pilot and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot provided a written statement and conducted a telephone interview with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector, and his description of events was consistent throughout. The pilot said they departed Greensboro (GSO), North Carolina en route to Myrtle Beach (MYR), South Carolina. While in cruise flight at 5,500 ft as the airplane approached their intended destination, the pilot said he listened to the Airport Terminal Information Service (ATIS) recording, moved the fuel selector from the auxiliary tank position to the right tank position and then requested a descent from air traffic control (ATC), which was granted.

The pilot stated that when he disconnected the autopilot to initiate the descent, the engine “went back to idle, like someone had pulled the throttle back.” He said he moved the propeller, throttle and mixture levers full forward, checked switch positions, and tried all positions on the fuel selector, and power was not restored. He “bumped” the fuel boost pump to the on position then turned it off to prevent flooding of the engine. The pilot informed ATC of the engine power loss, who provided the pilot with “options” for the forced landing; the closest of which was Green Sea Airport (S79). The airplane collided with trees and terrain about 1 mile west of S79, which substantially damaged the airplane. 

The airplane was recovered to an aircraft recovery facility where it was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N656V
Model/Series: BE-36 M 
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: NightDark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMAO,92 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Greensboro, NC (GSO) 
Destination: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.181191,-79.030651 (est)

Zenith Zodiac CH650B, N6327: Incident occurred October 01, 2020 at Waco Regional Airport (KACT), McLennan County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft was performing taxi maneuvers and became airborne and went into the grass.


Date: 01-OCT-20
Time: 15:35:00Z
Regis#: N6327
Aircraft Make: ZODIAC
Aircraft Model: CH650
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: WACO
State: TEXAS

Airdrome Aeroplanes Fokker DR.1, N512FH: Accident occurred October 01, 2020 in Wake, Middlesex County, Virginia

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; Richmond, Virginia 

Forgotten Heroes Foundation


Location: Wake, VA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA005
Date & Time: October 1, 2020, 11:25 Local 
Registration: N512FH
Aircraft: Fokker DR1 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 1, 2020, at 1125 eastern daylight time, an experimental Fokker DR1 airplane, N512FH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wake, Virginia. 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, prior to the flight he “topped off” the fuel tank adding about 6 gallons of fuel. He departed the Hummel Field Airport (W75), Saluda, Virginia, for a local flight at 1100. About 25 minutes after takeoff while in cruise flight, about 1,500 ft mean sea level, the engine suddenly lost all power. There were no precursor indications, it did not “surge, sputter or misfire.” The propeller remained windmilling. The pilot attempted to restart the engine but was unsuccessful. As the airplane slowed to about 60 knots, the propeller stopped windmilling. While descending for a forced landing to a field, the airplane struck a wire, and slowed “substantially.” During landing the airplane impacted the edge of a bean field and nosed over into the adjacent grass field. After the airplane came to rest, the pilot noticed fuel leaking from the fuel tank filler neck.

Examination of the accident site by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the upper wing, 3 ft inboard of the wingtip. The fuselage structure was deformed near the right landing gear strut attach point. Continuity of the flight controls was confirmed. The engine controls were exercised and operated normally. Fuel sampled from the fuel tank was blue and absent of contaminants. The fuel inlet line was disconnected from the carburetor, and no fuel ran out from the line. First responders reported to the inspector that “several gallons” of fuel had leaked from the fuel filler neck onto the ground. A fuel sample taken from the airport fueling station was blue in color and absent of contaminants.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Fokker 
Registration: N512FH
Model/Series: DR1
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: FYJ,24 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Saluda, VA (W75)
Destination: Wake, VA

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: 37.579813,-76.443103 (est)

Zodiac CH 601 XL, N601SA: Accident occurred October 01, 2020 in Burlington, Skagit 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


Location: Burlington, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA002
Date & Time: October 1, 2020, 15:00 Local
Registration: N601SA
Aircraft: Zenith CH601 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 01, 2020, about 1500 pacific daylight savings time, a Zenith 601 airplane, N601SA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident in Burlington, Washington. The private pilot (PVT) was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, during his first flight of the day, he departed and remained in the traffic pattern. During the turn from base to final about 300ft above ground level, the engine lost total power. He immediately retracted the flaps, transmitted the loss of engine power via UNICOM, and attempted an aerial restart to no avail. The engine restart was unsuccessful, and the pilot initiated a forced landing aligned with runway 29, but impacted the ground about 1,500ft short of the runway. The airplane collided with the paved surface of Higgins Airport Way, which marks the easternmost perimeter of the airport property. The airplane’s lower fuselage longerons were substantially damaged.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N601SA
Model/Series: CH601 XL 
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: KBVS,140 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 9 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Burlington, WA
Destination: Burlington, WA

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: 48.469333,-122.4215

Cessna 180: Accident occurred September 30, 2020 in Tok, Alaska

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

Aircraft ground looped on landing. 

Date: 30-SEPT-20
Time: 03:15:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TOK
State: ALASKA

Guimbal Cabri G2, N250Z: Incident occurred September 30, 2020 near Bentonville Municipal Airport (KVBT), Benton County, Arkansas

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

Rotorcraft over controlled the landing bending the skids and striking tail rotor in the grassy field. 

Summit Aviation


Date: 30-SEP-20
Time: 20:06:00Z
Regis#: N250Z
Aircraft Make: GUIMBAL
Aircraft Model: CABRI G2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BENTONVILLE
State: ARKANSAS

Champion 7GCB , N8950R: Accident occurred September 30, 2020 at DeFuniak Springs Airport (54J), Walton 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.

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

https://registry.faa.gov/N8950R

Location: DeFuniak Springs, FL
Accident Number: ERA20LA342
Date & Time: September 30, 2020, 11:20 Local 
Registration: N8950R
Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCB
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N8950R
Model/Series: 7GCB 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: 54J,289 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: DeFuniak Springs, FL
Destination: DeFuniak Springs, FL

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: 30.732828,-86.149187 (est)

Schleicher ASK 21, N721WC: Accident occurred September 29, 2020 at Hinckley Airport (0C2), DeKalb 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.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago, Illinois 

https://registry.faa.gov/N721WC

Location: Hinckley, IL
Accident Number: CEN20LA427
Date & Time: September 29, 2020, 13:50 Local
Registration: N721WC
Aircraft: Schleicher ASK21 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Schleicher
Registration: N721WC
Model/Series: ASK21 NO SERIES 
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: KARR,710 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2300 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Hinckley, IL (0C2) 
Destination: Hinckley, IL
  
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:41.772578,-88.652368