Friday, October 16, 2020

Bombardier Challenger 601, N423AK: Incident occurred October 09, 2020 near Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft departed and lavatory door fell off and found in backyard. 

Gemini Air Group


Date: 09-OCT-20
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N423AK
Aircraft Make: CANADAIR
Aircraft Model: CL600
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: GEMINI AIR GROUP
Flight Number: DBC46
City: SCOTTSDALE
State: ARIZONA


PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) -- The mystery is over surrounding the piece of metal that broke off an airplane last Friday and came crashing down into a north Phoenix neighborhood.

The 2-pound, square plane part landed in the backyard of Charlie and Jaclyn High's house, which is located near Bell Road and 44th Street.

On Tuesday, the Phoenix couple and their two young boys stopped by the Scottsdale Airport to return the plane part to its rightful owner.

"For the past few days the boys have been carrying it around the backyard, playing with the tabs and talking about their plane part," said Charlie High. "They've been liking it. They love airplanes."

The High family had expressed how scary it was to have something like that fall out of the sky - so close to home and so close to where their kids and dogs play.

Hours after our Arizona's Family story aired Monday night, a pilot from the Gemini Air Group at the Scottsdale Airport reached out to to say the part came from one of their aircraft and they'd like to have it back.

"It's nice to know, nice to know it didn't just come from some a random plane," said Jaclyn High. "Nice to know it was close to our house."

Greg Laabs is general manager of maintenance at the Gemini Air Group. He said the plane belonged to one of their clients and the part that fell off  was a servicing door for the lavatory system. "It's a Challenger 601, which is a little smaller than the airplanes behind us," said Laabs. "Based on where it was found, it was probably on take off."

"It has latches like other doors," said Laabs. We're not sure what caused it to come off. At this point, we know the latches are latched. It could have been a failure. We're investigating that right now."

The Phoenix family was a little surprised by how quickly someone came forward to claim the plane part. They're certainly happy to give it back, but say their boys may have wanted to hang on to the souvenir a bit longer. "We kind of talked up giving it back, so now they think its cool to put it back on the plane," said Jaclyn High.

The FAA has also been notified about what happened.

Airbus A300F4-622R, N153UP: Incident occurred October 13, 2020 at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (KSDF), Jefferson County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft landed and blew two (2) tires. 

United Parcel Service Company


Date: 13-OCT-20
Time: 17:59:00Z
Regis#: N153UP
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UPS
Flight Number: UPS2327
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

Cessna U206G Stationair, N198AZ: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Coyote Aviation LLC


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 15:25:00Z
Regis#: N198AZ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: U206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DANBURY
State: CONNECTICUT

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N405ER: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft had a tail strike on landing. 

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 11:15:00Z
Regis#: N405ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Flight Number: ERU405
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28RT-201 Arrow IV, N8395Y: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 at Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport (I19), Xenia, Ohio

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

Aircraft ran off runway after left main gear collapsed on landing. 

MacAir Aviation LLC


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 22:40:00Z
Regis#: N8395Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTON
State: OHIO

Van's RV-7A, N132RD: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (KEUG), Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

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

Aircraft landed and veered off the runway into the grass.  


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 01:03:00Z
Regis#: N132RD
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EUGENE
State: OREGON

Zenith STOL CH 750, N750JD: Accident occurred October 14, 2020 near Franklin County Airport (KUOS), Sewanee, 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; Nashville, Tennessee


Location: Sewanee, TN
Accident Number: ERA21LA027
Date & Time: October 14, 2020, 13:03 Local 
Registration: N750JD
Aircraft: Muse STOL CH 750 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Muse 
Registration: N750JD
Model/Series: STOL CH 750 
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: KBGF,978 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / 12 knots, 170°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sewanee, TN 
Destination: Dayton, TN (2A0)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.208012,-85.89325 (est)


A 73-year-old Laurens, South Carolina, pilot received non-life-threatening injuries early Wednesday afternoon when the plane he was flying in crashed just after taking off from Franklin County Airport/Sewanee.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reports said pilot David Muse had just refueled a fixed-wing experimental single-engine airplane and had taken off when the wind changed.

He told deputies he had lost speed which caused the plane to go down, reports said, adding that the plane crashed into trees and onto the ground.

Reports said that, although he was injured, Muse was able to get out of the plane. He was taken to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Sewanee for precautionary measures, reports said.

The plane was taken to a hangar at the airport for further investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration, reports said.

In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, the Sewanee Police, Fire and Rescue departments responded to the scene as did emergency medical service personnel from Franklin and Grundy counties.

Eurocopter EC 135 P2+, N835TX: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 in Longview, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Rotorcraft struck a bird. 

PHI Health LLC


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 19:55:00Z
Regis#: N835TX
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC135
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: LONGVIEW
State: TEXAS

Grob G120TP-A, N193TP: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 at Dothan Regional Airport (KDHN), Dale County, Alabama

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.  

CAE USA


Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N193TP
Aircraft Make: GROB
Aircraft Model: G120TP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DOTHAN
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N369ST: Accident occurred October 10, 2020 in Dauchingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York International Field Office

Aircraft made an emergency landing.

Aero-Mobil Inc


Date: 10-OCT-20
Time: 11:00:00Z
Regis#: N369ST
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: DAUGHINGEN
State: BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Country: GERMANY

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N490ER: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft incurred a tail scrape on takeoff. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 12:34:00Z
Regis#: N490ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Flight Number: ERU490
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Cessna A188B AGtruck, N72091: Accident occurred October 13, 2020 in Villa Tapia, Hermanas Mirabal, Dominican Republic




Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida, International Field Office

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a field.

Aero Servicios del Valle


Date: 13-OCT-20
Time: 10:20:00Z
Regis#: N72091
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A188
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: VILLA TAPIA
State: HERMANA MIRABAL
Country: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Cessna T210L Turbo Centurion, N198RP: Incident occurred October 14, 2020 at Genk-Zwartberg Airfield (EBZW), Belgium

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York International Field Office

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Aircraft Guaranty Corporation, Trustee


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N198RP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: GENK
State: LIMBURG
Country: BELGIUM

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, N295PJ: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 near Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS), Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft ingested a goose into the right engine. 

TES Turbine LLC


Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 21:31:00Z
Regis#: N295PJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 510
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ST LOUIS
State: MISSOURI

Beech G36 Bonanza, N925SF: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 and Accident occurred April 04, 2019

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

Aircraft was on departure, became airborne then touched down and winds blew off side of runway into a field. 



Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N925SF
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO 

April 04, 2019

April 04, 2019
April 04, 2019

Additional Participating Entity:

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

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms  

Location: Monument Valley, UT
Accident Number: GAA19CA199
Date & Time: 04/04/2019, 1145 MDT
Registration: N925SF
Aircraft: Beech 36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during approach to a private airstrip, the electronic primary flight display reported that the wind was from the south at 16 knots. He added that, upon touchdown, the airplane quickly veered left. He added power to correct, and "the addition of power was enough to lift the airplane slightly, but not to take off again, and so after [the airplane] floated a short distance, [it] landed again off the side of the runway." The nose landing gear collapsed in the dirt.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and runway heading during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and the nose landing gear collapsing.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Heading/course - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Soft surface - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion
Landing gear collapse

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/07/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 293 hours (Total, all aircraft), 142 hours (Total, this make and model), 231 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 78 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N925SF
Model/Series: 36 G36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: E-3914
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/02/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1019.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-550-B39B
Registered Owner: Eaves Investment Corp
Rated Power: 300 hp
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: KBDG, 5865 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 48 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1735 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 45°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 140°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM (AEG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monument Valley, UT (UT25)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1015 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MONUMENT VALLEY (UT25)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5192 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 37.016667, -110.200556 (est)

Excalibur, N153PG: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon

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

Aircraft was found abandoned in a field. 


Date: 16-OCT-20
Time: 02:57:00Z
Regis#: N153PG
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: EXCALIBUR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: MEDFORD
State: OREGON

Cessna 152, N6585L: Accident occurred October 15, 2020 near Pierce County Airport (KPLU), Puyallup, 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: South Hill, WA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA015
Date & Time: October 15, 2020, 16:15 Local 
Registration: N6585L
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 15, 2020, about 1615 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 152, N6585L sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near South Hill, Washington. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he had purchased the airplane 8 days prior to the accident via an online auction. The airplane was parked outside and partially covered for several years prior to the purchase. The pilot said that he worked on the airplane to facilitate an engine run, which included draining the fuel from wing fuel tanks and the airframe fuel filter, of which he observed a small amount of water present in the fuel. The pilot continued sump the fuel tanks and airframe fuel filter until no more water was present, and conducted multiple engine runs, with no issues noted. The day of the accident, he decided to relocate the airplane to Auburn, Washington. Following an uneventful engine runup, he initiated takeoff on runway 35. As the airplane ascended through about 250 ft above ground level, the engine partially lost power and rpm declined from 2,400 to 1,700. The pilot initiated a forced landing to a nearby parking lot and during the landing sequence, the airplane struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. 

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the fuselage and wings were structurally damaged. Evidence of fuel was observed at the accident site. The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6585L
Model/Series: 152 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 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.113129,-122.29148 (est)
 







PUYALLUP, Washington — The pilot of a small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Pierce County strip shopping center, prompting authorities to close nearby roads while they responded to the incident.

The 53-year-old male pilot was flying alone in a Cessna 152. Authorities said the pilot was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries after the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m.

The plane apparently lost power shortly after taking off from the Pierce County Airport, also known as Thun Field.

The plane came to rest on it roof on top of a Volkswagen that was parked at the strip shopping center, located at 10408 156th St E in Puyallup. Party City is one of the businesses in the center.

No other injuries have been reported so far but motorists were urged to avoid the area.

Video from Air 4 showed a large section of the parking lot cordoned off by yellow crime scene tape. Firefighters were seen inspecting the downed aircraft after they responded to the scene.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office was investigating the crash and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board were said to be en route to the scene.

It was not immediately clear what caused the plane to crash.

Van's RV-14, N237LL: Incident occurred October 15, 2020 at Minot International Airport (KMOT), Ward County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aircraft taxiing for departure and lifted by a strong wind gust and tipped forward causing the propeller to strike.


Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N237LL
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV14
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MINOT
State: NORTH DAKOTA