Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III, N713MJ: Fatal accident occurred October 20, 2020 in Ford Heights, Cook 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, Illinois


Location: Ford Heights, IL
Accident Number: CEN21FA024
Date & Time: October 20, 2020, 17:10 Local 
Registration: N713MJ
Aircraft: Glasair III
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 20, 2020, about 1710 central daylight time, a Glasair III airplane, N713MJ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ford Heights, Illinois. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Witnesses in the area reported seeing the airplane at a low altitude, impact a light pole and the road, before coming to rest among trees.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector and a National Transportation Safety Board investigator examined the wreckage at the accident site. The fuselage sustained substantial damage and separated from the wings. The right wing had leading edge damage consistent with the light pole impact, and the left wing sustained ground impact damage. The engine came to rest inverted but remained partially attached to the fuselage.

An initial review of the airplane’s flight track revealed the pilot departed from the Lansing Municipal Airport (IGQ) about 1645 and flew southwest before heading back to IGQ. The accident site was about 3 miles southwest of IGQ. The pilot was not in contact with air traffic control and no distress calls were heard.

The airplane and engine were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Glasair Registration: N713MJ
Model/Series: III 
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: IGO
Observation Time: 16:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chicago, IL (KIGQ) 
Destination: Ford Heights, IL

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: 41.507801,-87.579052

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.
 
Lawrence Jagmin

FORD HEIGHTS, Illinois (WLS) -- A 70-year-old Frankfort man is dead after a small plane crashed in south suburban Ford Heights.

The aircraft crashed into a wooded area off of Lincoln Highway, just west of Illinois 394 about 5:09 p.m. Tuesday, according to Illinois State Police.

The pilot, a 70-year-old Frankfort man, underwent emergency surgery immediately after the incident at the University of Chicago hospital, sources said. He was seriously injured in the crash.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified him Wednesday morning as Lawrence Jagmin. The office said he died sometime Tuesday.

Jagmin was an experienced pilot and well-respected local dentist, remembered for his kindness.

Witnesses said the pilot told them the plane ran out of power, forcing an emergency landing on a road and then sliding onto the edge of a yard.

"It is really sad to hear what happened, such a tragic loss to the community," said Aliska Rice, who lives in the south suburbs.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Glasair III crashed under unknown circumstances. The aircraft struck a light pole and hit a vehicle on the ground before coming to rest on an embankment, the FAA said.

Flight records from Flight Aware show the plane took off at 4:44 p.m. Tuesday, crashing after less than 20 minutes of flight time.

Close friends said Jagmin stored his plane at the Lansing Airport and had been a pilot for more than 30 years.

The flight log showed the plane was traveling south at about 240 mph before suddenly turning west.

Jagmin's family is asking for privacy as they mourn the loss of a husband, father and new grandpa. He recently semi-retired from his dental practice to spend more time with his family.

"I just was referred to him by a coworker, and I heard he was a nice dentist, but I never got the chance to use his services," Rice said.

Jeff Whitlock, a witness in the area, said the plane came down on the shoulder of the road, and a wing of the plane ripped off when it hit the light pole. The smell of fuel filled the air, Whitlock said.

"I could hardly breathe. I mean, I'm like, it was like I thought I was having a heart attack when I got back in my car. When I was standing on the roadside, it was like my adrenaline was going, and I'm screaming to get a fire extinguisher," Whitlock said.

Another witness noticed the low-flying plane before the impact.

"I'm looking at him, and he's just coming in. He's like, just way too low. I was like, this can't be happening, so I guess he was trying to pull up," said Pep Garcia, another witness. "I just saw a big ball of smoke, and I was like, 'Oh my God. This just happened.'"

The northbound and southbound ramps to Lincoln Highway were closed at approximately 5:50 p.m. Tuesday for the investigation, state police said.

The plane wreckage remained on the side of the roadway Wednesday, and the ramps were expected to stay closed into late Wednesday morning, police said.

State police said the investigation is still underway. The FAA is also investigating.


Robinson R22, N566BC: Accident occurred October 18, 2020 in Winder, Barrow 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 

Location: Winder, GA
Accident Number: ERA21LA024
Date & Time: October 18, 2020, 10:59 Local 
Registration: N566BC
Aircraft: Robinson R22 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 18, 2020, about 1059 eastern daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, N566BC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Winder, Georgia. The private pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he flew from Gwinnett County Airport (LZU), Lawrenceville, Georgia to Barrow County Airport (WDR), Winder, Georgia to practice takeoffs and landings. On the fifth circuit around the pattern, he performed a touch-and-go landing. After takeoff, as he was turning onto a left crosswind, he heard a “metal against metal” noise and the helicopter “jerked.” He began to look for a clearing to land the helicopter. The helicopter jerked again and he believed there was a loss of power. He was unable to reach a clear area and the helicopter descended through trees and collided with the ground. The pilot was met by first responders and was taken to a local hospital.

Inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the accident site and examined the wreckage. The helicopter came to rest on its left side. The fuselage, tail boom, main rotor, and tail rotor were damaged. The inspectors noted that the drive system v-belts were shredded and only a small portion of the belts were found.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson 
Registration: N566BC
Model/Series: R22 Beta 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: KWDR,943 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.39 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lawrenceville, GA (LZU) 
Destination: Winder, GA

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: 34.003829,-83.667184 (est)

Cessna 172I Skyhawk, N35683: Incidents occurred October 15, 2020 and March 05, 2016 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Chatham County, Georgia

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

October 15, 2020:  Aircraft veered off runway on landing.  

Wheels Up Sav LLC


Date: 15-OCT-20
Time: 21:28:00Z
Regis#: N35683
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

March 05, 2016:  Aircraft on landing, blew a tire and sustained minor damage. 

Date:  05-MAR-16
Time:  20:47:00Z
Regis#:  N35683
Aircraft Make:  CESSNA
Aircraft Model:  172
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Minor
Activity:  Instruction
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
City:  SAVANNAH
State:  Georgia

Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair, N206TZ: Incident occurred October 18, 2020 at Challis Airport (KLLJ), Custer County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aircraft struck tail on landing.  


Date: 18-OCT-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N206TZ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TU206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHALLIS
State: IDAHO

Boeing 747-446(BCF), N344KD: Incident occurred October 17, 2020 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft was taxiing and winds blew a baggage cart into the #4 engine. 


Date: 17-OCT-20
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N344KD
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 747
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: WESTERN GLOBAL
Flight Number: WGN4836
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

North American SNJ-6 Texan, N3639F: Incident occurred October 16, 2020 at New Century AirCenter Airport (KIXD), Olathe, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 16-OCT-20
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N3639F
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: SNJ6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: OLATHE
State: KANSAS

Robinson R44, N500DL: Accident occurred October 16, 2020 in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada

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

Spring Mountain Raceway LLC

Location: Pahrump, NV 
Accident Number: WPR21LA021
Date & Time: October 16, 2020, Local 
Registration: N500DL
Aircraft: Robinson R44 
Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson 
Registration: N500DL
Model/Series: R44 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: KDRA,3230 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /-10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pahrump, NV
Destination: Pahrump, NV

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.165812,-115.90381 



A helicopter landed in a lake in Pahrump and sank to the bottom Friday morning, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called about 10:10 a.m. after a report of the crash at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, 5767 state Route 160, which is about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, Capt. David Boruchowitz said.

“It was more of an accidental unplanned landing,” he said, adding that the pilot was not harmed.

The Federal Aviation Administration has since taken over the investigation, Boruchowitz said.

Aero L-39 Albatros, N699BA: Accident occurred October 18, 2020 at Orange County Airport (KMGJ), Montgomery, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 18-OCT-20
Time: 18:50:00Z
Regis#: N699BA
Aircraft Make: AERO VODOCHODY
Aircraft Model: L39
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: MONTGOMERY
State: NEW YORK

Embraer 505 Phenom 300, N333QS: Incident occurred October 17, 2020 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Fletcher, North Carolina

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

Aircraft struck birds on landing causing damage to engine cooling generator duct. 


Date: 17-OCT-20
Time: 14:18:00Z
Regis#: N333QS
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB505
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: NETJETS
City: ASHEVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-140, N7410R: Incident occurred October 17, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina

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

Aircraft struck a bird. 


Date: 17-OCT-20
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N7410R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: GREENSBORO
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Mooney M-18C, N85PM: Incident occurred October 17, 2020 at Newark-Heath Airport (KVTA), Licking County, Ohio

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 17-OCT-20
Time: 18:34:00Z
Regis#: N85PM
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M18C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEWARK
State: OHIO

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N97875: Accident occurred October 18, 2020 at Black Hills Airport (KSPF), Spearfish, Lawrence County, South Dakota

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; Rapid City, South Dakota


Location: Spearfish, SD 
Accident Number: CEN21LA022
Date & Time: October 18, 2020, 12:00 Local
Registration: N97875
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

On October 18, 2020, about 1200 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, NN97875, was involved in an accident near Spearfish, South Dakota. The commercial pilot and a passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that while preparing to depart The Black Hills Airport-Clyde Ice Field (SPF), Spearfish, South Dakota, he witnessed a snowplow make a couple passes on the runway. My passenger made comment to me about how fast the truck was moving while it was plowing. He said they joked about the truck saying if it had wings that it would probably take off! The pilot saw the snowplow turn off the runway and then the pilot made a radio call on the airport common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF) announcing that he was departing the ramp and taxing to runway 13. He stated that all the airplane lights were on as the airplane moved from the ramp area. Approximately 200 feet from the end of the taxiway, near the beginning of runway 13, the airplane was struck from behind by the snowplow. The pilot said he was not aware of what hit the airplane, until he exited the airplane.

The airplane substantial damage to the rudder and vertical stabilizer.

The snowplow driver stated that he started work about 0900 or 1000 on the day of the accident. He said after the accident, he asked the pilot if he made any position reports on CTAF, and the pilot said that he did not because he was communicating with Ellsworth Approach Control. The snowplow driver said airport personnel do not monitor Ellsworth Approach Control but monitor and communicate on CTAF. The snowplow driver said he always makes radio calls on CTAF when plowing on the runway and when exiting the runway. He does not make radio calls while on taxiways. He said it was difficult to see the airplane due to a lack of contrast with the surrounding snow-covered terrain.

SPF was not a Part 139 certificated airport.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N97875
Model/Series: 182Q 
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: SPR,3933 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 900 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
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: 44.4908,103.8594

Champion 7FC, N7532E: Accident occurred October 14, 2020 in Moneta, 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

Seaplanes R Fun Inc


Location: Moneta, VA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA022
Date & Time: October 14, 2020, 16:05 Local 
Registration: 7532E
Aircraft: Aeronca 7FC 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca 
Registration: 7532E
Model/Series: 7FC 
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: Moneta, VA 
Destination: Moneta, VA

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: 37.107722,-79.592472 (est)

Christen A-1 Husky, N9600J: Accident occurred October 18, 2020 near Grant County International Airport (KMWH), Moses Lake, 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; Spokane, Washington 


Location: Moses Lake, WA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA016
Date & Time: October 18, 2020, 14:00 Local 
Registration: N9600J
Aircraft: Aviat A1 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aviat 
Registration: N9600J
Model/Series: A1 A 
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: KMWH,1196 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg 
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: 47.142004,-119.23788 (est)

Robinson R44 Raven II, N31136: Accident occurred October 18, 2020 at Washington Island Airport (2P2), Door County, Wisconsin

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; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Location: Washington, WI 
Accident Number: CEN21LA021
Date & Time: October 18, 2020, 14:00 Local 
Registration: N31136
Aircraft: Robinson Helicopter Company R44
II Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson Helicopter Company
Registration: N31136
Model/Series: R44 II 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: 2P2,652 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 5.6°C /-2.2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3800 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / 14 knots, 290°
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Washington, WI 
Destination: Washington, WI

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: 45.389097,-86.924557 (est)
 

A man was able to walk away under his own free will after his helicopter crashed at Washington Island Airport Sunday afternoon. 

The crash occurred just after 2:00 p.m. as it was trying to take off. 

The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, was not injured as a result. 

Washington Island Police Officer Gary Schultz says the cause of the crash is under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration but added the pilot reported there were some wind gusts.

Schultz says most emergency personnel left the scene after about 25 minutes, though he stayed back until the helicopter was removed from the scene. 

The name and other details about the crash are being withheld until the FAA concludes its investigation.

Cirrus SR22 G2, N999XG: Incident occurred 18, 2020 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Fletcher, North Carolina

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

Aircraft veered off side of runway on landing. 

Aero Trust Services Corporation trustee


Date: 18-OCT-20
Time: 19:05:00Z
Regis#: N999XG
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ASHEVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cirrus SR22, N48RC: Incident occurred October 17, 2020 at John Wayne Airport (KSNA), Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft lost control on taxi and struck a trash can. 

Vivo Volare LLC


Date: 17-OCT-20
Time: 22:15:00Z
Regis#: N48RC
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ANA
State: CALIFORNIA

Cirrus SR22, N56TC: Accident occurred October 19, 2020 at Westchester County Airport (KHPN), White Plains, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

Aircraft landed hard, gear collapsed and incurred propeller strike.

SJA3 Aviation LLC
Tailwind Air LLC
MB700PV LLC


Date: 19-OCT-20
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N56TC
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WHITE PLAINS
State: NEW YORK