Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Cessna 182A Skylane, N6193B: Incident occurred November 07, 2020 and Accident occurred June 01, 2017

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

November 07, 2020:  Aircraft departed for a parachute jump, one of the jumpers climbed onto the ring wing causing to spiral out of control, right side jump door came off and pilot was able to regain control at  Ellington Airport (7B9), Tolland County, Connecticut.


Date: 07-NOV-20
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N6193B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TOLLAND COUNTY
State: CONNECTICUT



Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

Location: Ellington, Connecticut
Accident Number: GAA17CA325
Date & Time: June 1, 2017, 13:45 UTC 
Registration: N6193B
Aircraft: Cessna 182 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Skydiving
  
Analysis
  
According to the pilot, he landed the airplane on the 1,800-ft-long asphalt runway in the rain at 70 mph with full flaps. He reported that, on final, he had considered conducting a go-around due to wind and weather, but "we were low, slow, and 130 pounds below maximum gross weight with very dynamic wind conditions at the time and …apartment buildings about 400 yards beyond the end of runway 19." During the landing, he touched down with a right crosswind, about 600 ft beyond the runway threshold.
  
He recalled that he retracted the flaps and pulled the control wheel all the way aft to put as much weight as possible on the main wheels, but he "felt our ground speed was fast and we must have a tailwind." He applied heavy braking, and as the end of the runway approached, he applied full left rudder to avoid a gully that was just beyond the end of the runway. The airplane exited the end of the runway and veered left. The airplane entered the gully and impacted vegetation.
  
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing spar and aileron.
  
The nearest METAR was 10 nautical miles east of the accident site, and it reported that the wind was from 270° at 13 knots, gusting to 20 knots. The visibility was 10 statute miles with light rain.
  
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
  
Per the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, the pilot noted that the accident could have been prevented by initiating a go-around after he realized that he could not land in the first third of the runway. He noted that the approaching rain and wind conditions added personal pressure to land before conditions deteriorated. Additionally, he reported that under normal, dry conditions, heavy braking was required to prevent an overrun.
  
Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's unstabilized approach and failure to go around in rainy, gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway overrun. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's self-induced pressure to land due to the deteriorating weather conditions.
  
Findings
  
Personnel issues 
Aircraft control - Pilot
  
Environmental issues 
Rain - Effect on equipment
  
Aircraft 
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained
  
Aircraft 
Landing distance - Capability exceeded
  
Personnel issues
Motivation/respond to pressure - Pilot
  
Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation
  
Environmental issues
Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information
  
History of Flight
  
Landing-landing roll 
Abnormal runway contact
  
Landing-landing roll 
Landing area overshoot (Defining event)
  
Landing-landing roll 
Loss of control on ground
  
Landing-landing roll
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
  
Pilot Information
  
Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 65,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
None Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 12, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: September 22, 2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 944 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14 hours (Total, this make and model), 832 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)
  
Passenger Information
  
Certificate: 
Age:
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Passenger Information
  
Certificate: 
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:
  
Passenger Information
  
Certificate: 
Age:
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N6193B
Model/Series: 182 A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 34193
Landing Gear Type:
Tricycle Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: July 27, 2016 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 12792.5 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-470
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 230 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
  
Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBDL,179 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:51 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 274°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft AGL 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 20 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 270° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - None - Rain
Departure Point: Ellington, CT (7B9 ) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ellington, CT (7B9 )
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 13:45 UTC
Type of Airspace: Class E
  
Airport Information
  
Airport: ELLINGTON 7B9 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 253 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 19 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1800 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop
  
Wreckage and Impact Information
  
Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.925556,-72.457221(est)

Cessna 180, N9240C: Incident occurred November 06, 2020 at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.  


Date: 06-NOV-20
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N9240C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORMOND BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Temco GC-1B Swift, N77759: Accident occurred November 08, 2020 at Waukegan National Airport (KUGN), Lake 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; Greater Chicago

https://registry.faa.gov/N77759

Location: Waukegan, IL
Accident Number: CEN21LA058
Date & Time: November 8, 2020, 14:18 Local
Registration: N77759
Aircraft: TEMCO GC-1B 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TEMCO
Registration: N77759
Model/Series: GC-1B 
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: UGN
Observation Time: 14:28 Local
Distance from Accident Site: -19 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Waukegan, IL
Destination: Ann Arbor, 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: 42.42,87.87 (est)

Piper PA-28-181, N861PU: Incident occurred November 07, 2020 at Purdue University Airport (KLAF), Lafayette, Indiana

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

Aircraft on landing veered on runway into the grass.

Purdue University


Date: 07-NOV-20
Time: 22:32:00Z
Regis#: N861PU
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: PURDUE UNIVERSITY
City: LAFAYETTE
State: INDIANA

Cessna 170A, N170GC: Incidents occurred November 06, 2020, July 17, 2020, July 28, 2018

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

November 06, 2020:  Aircraft landed and slid off runway into the grass at Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (KSDF), Jefferson County, Kentucky

Krish Air LLC


Date: 06-NOV-20
Time: 20:05:00Z
Regis#: N170GC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

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

July 17, 2020: Aircraft veered off Runway 24 while landing at Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (KSDF), Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Date: 17-JUL-20
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N170GC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: KRISH AIR LLC
City: LOUISVILLE
State: KENTUCKY

July 28, 2018: Veered off the runway and struck a runway light at at Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (KSDF), Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Date: 28-JUL-18
Time: 13:20:00Z
Regis#: N170GC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LOUISVILLE

State: KENTUCKY

Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300, N312GV: Incident occurred November 08, 2020 at Martin State Airport (KMTN), Baltimore County, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Aircraft struck a deer on landing. 

GrandView Aviation LLC
IBW Air Services LLC


Date: 08-NOV-20
Time: 23:07:00Z
Regis#: N312GV
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: GRANDVIEW AVIATION
City: BALTIMORE
State: MARYLAND

Mooney M20R Ovation, N278DB: Incident occurred November 05, 2020 at Pittsfield Municipal Airport (KPSF), Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft landed and swerved to miss a deer and hit runway lights.

CT42 LLC


Date: 05-NOV-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N278DB
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PITTSFIELD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Piper PA-28-140, N9993W: Accident occurred November 06, 2020 near Greenville Municipal Airport (6D6), Montcalm 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 
 

Location: Greenville, MI
Accident Number: CEN21LA048
Date & Time: November 6, 2020, 20:45 Local
Registration: N9993W
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 6, 2020, at 2045 eastern standard time, an Piper PA-28-140, N9993W, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Greenville, Michigan. The commercial pilot and two passengers were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that during the night cross country flight, he flew to and landed at two airports prior to returning to the departure airport. Before approaching the departure airport, he performed two steep turns and a power-off stall. He then performed a low pass about 500 ft over runway 18/36 to check for deer prior to a straight-in approach for landing to runway 28. During a right turn for the approach, the engine lost power and subsequent engine restart attempt were unsuccessful. He stated that he could still hear some engine noise and tried to use the throttle to pump fuel. He stated there was a slight rise in engine speed when he first pumped the throttle. He stated he did not look at the tachometer or oil pressure gauge to determine if the engine was still running. He did not check the mags due to the low altitude but saw that the magneto switch was on BOTH. He then performed a forced landing on a partially harvested corn field. During the landing, the airplane sustained substantial damage that included damage to the firewall, fuselage, left wing, and right wing.

When the pilot was asked about his use of the fuel quantity gauges to verify fuel level, he stated he does not look at them because they are only accurate when empty. He stated he does his planning and keeps track of fuel burn on paper. The pilot stated he switched from the left fuel tank to the right fuel tank at 1954, from right fuel tank to left fuel tank at 2025, and before entering the airport traffic pattern, he switched back to right fuel tank to be on fullest fuel tank. He stated that based upon his fuel consumption calculations, there should have been 7 gallons of fuel remaining in each fuel tank.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed about 1 pint of 100 low lead (100LL) was present in the left fuel tank and about 12 gallons of 100LL was present in the right fuel tank.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N9993W
Model/Series: PA-28-140 
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: Y70,818 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Greenville, MI (6D6) 
Destination: Greenville, MI

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.142139,-85.253861 (est)

CubCrafters CC19-180, N199TA: Incident occurred November 08, 2020 at Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO), Washoe County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aircraft landed and taxied off runway and ground looped. 

L-Bird LLC


Date: 08-NOV-20
Time: 22:48:00Z
Regis#: N199TA
Aircraft Make: CUB CRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RENO
State: NEVADA

Schweizer 269C, N2081G: Accident occurred November 07, 2020 at Bowman Regional Airport (KBWW), Rhame, North 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; Fargo, North Dakota 

https://registry.faa.gov/N2081G

Location: Rhame, ND
Accident Number: CEN21LA081
Date & Time: November 7, 2020, 15:00 Local
Registration: N2081G
Aircraft: Schweizer 269C
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Schweizer
Registration: N2081G
Model/Series: 269C 
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: KBWW
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.47 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: Rhame, ND

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: 46.188972,-103.91682 (est)

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N72PE: Incident occurred November 06, 2020 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon

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

Aircraft lost engine power and made emergency landing in a field. 

Oregon State Flying Club


Date: 06-NOV-20
Time: 23:10:00Z
Regis#: N72PE
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CORVALLIS
State: OREGON

Bell 407, N139PD: Incident occurred November 08, 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico






Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Rotorcraft declared mayday and landed on Pinones beach.

Puerto Rico Police Department

Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Rapid Action


Date: 08-NOV-20
Time: 18:47:00Z
Regis#: N139PD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: SAN JUAN
State: PUERTO RICO

McDonnell Douglas MD-80F Freighter: Incident occurred November 07, 2020 at Laredo International Airport (KLRD), Webb County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft during landing caught a gust of wind causing the wingtip to touch the runway. 

Everts Air 

Date: 07-NOV-20
Time: 22:10:00Z
Regis#: VTS262
Aircraft Make: McDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: MD80
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 125
Aircraft Operator: EVERTS AIR CARGO
City: LAREDO
State: TEXAS

Piper J3C-65 Cub, N24SN: Incident occurred November 07, 2020 in Houston, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into a ditch.


Date: 07-NOV-20
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N24SN
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Boeing 737-800, N7901A: Incident occurred November 09, 2020 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft landed and reported a bird strike with loss of hydraulic pressure and nose wheel steering. 

Sun Country Airlines


Date: 09-NOV-20
Time: 02:28:00Z
Regis#: SCX3011
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SUN COUNTRY
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Beech E35 Bonanza, N3265C: Incident occurred November 09, 2020 at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.  


Date: 09-NOV-20
Time: 01:18:00Z
Regis#: N3265C
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEESBURG
State: VIRGINIA

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N79884: Incident occurred November 05, 2020 at Orcas Island Airport (KORS), Eastsound, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft on landing struck the top of a tree. 


Date: 05-NOV-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N79884
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EAST SOUND
State: WASHINGTON

Cessna 177B Cardinal, N20274: Incident occurred November 08, 2020 at Morgantown Municipal Airport (KMGW), West Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, West Virginia

Aircraft landed and incurred a propeller strike. 

ABC Flying Club Inc


Date: 08-NOV-20
Time: 22:15:00Z
Regis#: N20274
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MORGANTOWN
State: WEST VIRGINIA

Cirrus SR22, N574RK: Incident occurred November 06, 2020 at Waukesha County Airport (KUES), Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft landed and while turning onto taxiway struck a runway light. 

Horn Aviation LLC


Date: 06-NOV-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N574RK
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: WAUKESHA
State: WISCONSIN

Gone West: LaVern Knoepke

LaVern Curtis Knoepke
 
Pilots Brent Kohn, Loren Finseth, Kent Dornink, and Isaac Deters were missing man formation pilots for LaVern Knoepke’s funeral.

Missing man formation as seen at LaVern Knoepke’s funeral in 2019.


Fellow Fillmore County pilots honored their friend LaVern Knoepke’s memory, by flying the missing man formation at his funeral last July.

Knoepke joined the Army on May 13, 1953, one week after marrying Betty Miller spending from 1953-1955 in Korea. After Korea, he returned home to Fillmore County. Knoepke was a lifelong member and a past commander of the Preston V.F.W. and the Preston Legion.

Knoepke, very active in his community, served for 27 years on the Preston Volunteer Fire Department. An active member of the Preston United Methodist, he served as a trustee and cemetery board member.

He was a flying enthusiast and enjoyed piloting his antique Aeronca Chief airplane. He also rebuilt an aircraft with his son Steve Knoepke. The senior Knoepke was an active member of the Fillmore County flying community and the last charter member of the Fillmore County Flying Club Inc. He was instrumental in getting the Fillmore County Airport, a county-owned airport, up and running.

On behalf of Knoepke’s family, his son Steve Knoepke expressed the family’s appreciation for the flyover, “The flyover meant the world to us.” Knoepke emphasized that the family did not ask for the flyover. “Dad’s flying buddies wanted to do it for their friend. Dad would have liked the flyover.”

According to Wikipedia, “The missing man formation is an aerial salute performed as part of a flypast of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event, typically in memory of a fallen pilot, a well-known military service member or veteran, or a well-known political figure.”

The missing man formation has military origins. According to Wikipedia. In 1936, King George V received the first recorded flypast for a non-RAF funeral. The United States adopted the tradition in 1938 during the funeral for Major General Oscar Westover with over 50 aircraft and one blank file. By the end of World War II, the missing man formation had evolved to include the pull-up. The missing man formation is considered a military honor; variants are used by the motorsport community to commemorate a driver, rider, or official’s death. American football variants are frequently used to commemorate the passing of a teammate. Motorcycle groups now do the missing man formation at funerals.

Traditions are significant in processing grief among various cultural groups such as pilots, the motorsport community, and football leagues. The missing man formation is rich in tradition.

“When fellow fliers pass away, we aviators say they have ‘gone west’ on their last flight,” as quoted on www.alliedpilots.org/GoneWest.

Another military tradition is “High Flight,” the most famous aviation poem ever written and the greatest aviation anthem. The author, Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was killed in a mid-air collision in 1941, World War II. Defense Media Network www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/high-flight-the-most-famous-aviation-poem-is-born/#nav reprinted and broadcast countless times. It is the official poem of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. First-year cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy are required to memorize it. Extracts have been quoted on a variety of occasions, including funerals. The most famous example occurred on January 28, 1986, when President Ronald Reagan, speaking of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, closed his address with the sentence: “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.’”

“High Flight”

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind, along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew –
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

– Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
No 412 Squadron, RCAF
Killed December 11, 1941

The four Fillmore County pilots participating in the July 2019 formation at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Preston were Kent Dornink, Loren Finseth, Brent Kohn, and Isaac Deters.

The missing man formation is known as the finger-four, four-fingers formation, and the fingertip formation represents four planes. When looking at your fingers, notice that your fingers are not even. The finger left of the center finger is the plane that pulls up and flies west. There are two planes in each of the two elements. Finseth was the lead, and Dornink was Finseth’s wingman who pulled up and out.

Dornink is a formation flying enthusiast and a member of the Cherokees to Oshkosh A.K.A. “CtO” group. Dornink was the safety pilot because he trained and participated in the missing man formation with the CtO group. Dornink explained that safety begins on the ground in the hanger, where the pilots talk about the upcoming flight, plan a route, and create a safety plan. Then it is time to go out and practice the route to get the timing right. First, you start with two planes. Dornink stressed that it is not intuitive to fly close, and it takes a lot of focus. Finseth spoke up and stated that it like flying a mission. Both men noted that it sharpens your flying skills and makes you a better pilot.

Dornink finished by saying that, “People who like to fly formation become better pilots because they practice.”

Finseth mentions that he had put together a description of what was going on during the flyover. The folks at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery read it during Knoepke’s funeral. Finseth went on to explain, “The Cemetery had everything down to a fine science as far as timing is concerned, which made it pretty easy as timing is critical. You do not want to be disrespectful during the funeral ceremony too soon, nor do you want to go over too late. Finseth gives credit to his wife Mary Finseth. “My wife kept texting how things were progressing on the ground. Have to have our ground’s crew.”

Both men summarized that “It was an honor to fly for a friend and community member.”

Landing Area Overshoot: Beechcraft 58P Baron, N60SH; accident occurred February 23, 2020 at Daniel Field Airport (KDNL), Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia

 


















Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Augusta, Georgia     
Accident Number: ERA20CA112
Date & Time: February 23, 2020, 14:15
Local Registration: N60SH
Aircraft: Beech 58 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area overshoot
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial 
Age: 76,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-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): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations Last FAA Medical Exam: September 16, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: April 16, 2019
Flight Time: 7484 hours (Total, all aircraft), 580.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 7311.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 57.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N60SH
Model/Series: 58 P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: TJ-267
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 22, 2019
Annual Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2873.9 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-520-WB
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 325 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DNL,422 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 120° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Augusta, GA (AGS )
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Destination: Augusta, GA (DNL ) 
Type of Clearance: VFR;VFR flight following
Departure Time: 14:05 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Daniel Field DNL Runway 
Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 422 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11 IFR 
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3733 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

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: 33.466667,-82.039443(est)













 









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AIRCRAFT:  1980 Beechcraft 58P N60SH, s/n: TJ-267, Hobbs 2873.8 

ENGINES:      

#1 Engine:  Continental TSIO-520-WB/ 237557-R, overhauled 106.8
#2 Engine:  Continental TSIO 520-wb/ 237520-R, overhauled 258.5

PROPELLERS:  

#1 Prop:       Hartzell PHC-J2YF-2UF, current time 258.6                   
#2 Prop:       Hartzell PHC-J2YF-2UF, current time 258.6  

EQUIPMENT:   

King KY 196
King KN 53
Garmin 345
Garmin 530W
Bendix Stormscope
King KMA 24
G4 Insight Engine Monitor

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On February 23, 2020, aircraft landed long, left runway, went through airport perimeter fencing, and across adjacent street.

DAMAGE:  Damage includes but may not be limited to:

LH & RH Propellers – Prop Strike with Bent Blades
LH & RH Engines –  Prop Strike Inspection
LH Main Gear – Sheared Off – Replace
LH Flap – Buckle – Replace
LH Aileron – Buckle – Replace
LH Wing – Buckle and Pointing Upward on Outer Portion – Replace
Airframe – Buckles on Side Skins LH Side Near Cabin
Airframe – Belly Damage
Airframe – LH Wing Pulled Away at Attachment Point
Nose gear Doors – Replace
Pitot Tube – Replace
Nose Cone – Replace
Radar – Replace
RH Wing – Buckle on Skins & Leading-Edge Damage – Replace
Both Propeller Spinners – Impact Damage – Replace
RH Flap – Tear in Skin – Possible Exchange

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Atlanta Air Recovery

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