Sunday, December 13, 2020

Nose Over: Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N3681Z; Accident occurred June 22, 2020 in Monroe, Union County, North Carolina










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Location: Monroe, North Carolina 
Accident Number: ERA20CA223
Date & Time: June 22, 2020, 13:34 Local
Registration: N3681Z
Aircraft: Piper PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land; Multi-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-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: May 5, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 14, 2019
Flight Time: 2437.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 2299.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 38.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 23.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3681Z
Model/Series: PA18 150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1960 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 18-7410
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: January 13, 2020 100 hour Certified 
Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 11 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2665.9 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320 A3B
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EQY,683 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 44°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 17 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Monroe, NC (EQY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Monroe, NC
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 13:20 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Charlotte-Monroe Executive EQY
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 682 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop;Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.998889,-80.644165

Fuel Exhaustion: Cessna 150L, N1718Q; Accident occurred June 22, 2020 near Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport (KEHO), North Carolina










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Location: SHELBY, NC 
Accident Number: ERA20CA226
Date & Time: 06/22/2020, 1240 EDT
Registration: N1718Q
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel exhaustion
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, he completed a preflight inspection of the airplane he had recently purchased and departed with full fuel tanks. During the flight, while receiving flight following services from air traffic control, he was requested to adjust his heading and was eventually routed back on course. When the airplane was about 3 miles from the destination airport, the engine "sputter[ed]." The pilot verified that the fuel shutoff was on, primed the engine, and pumped the throttle with little improvement from the engine. He noted that when the airplane was pitched down, the engine would "sputter," and when it was pitched up, the engine would run. He checked the fuel quantity, and the left fuel gauge indicated 1/8 usable fuel and the right tank indicated "almost" 1/4 usable fuel. The pilot decided the airplane would not be able to make the airport and located a field to perform a forced landing. During the accident sequence, the airplane experienced a hard landing and the engine mount and left wing were substantially damaged. After the airplane was recovered, the pilot drained the unbreached fuel tanks and 3 gallons were removed from the airplane. According to the airplane Pilot Operating Handbook, the airplane held 26 total gallons of fuel, of which 22.5 gallons were useable. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation prior to the accident, however, the right fuel gauge was slightly incorrect.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied:Left 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/17/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/24/2019
Flight Time:  272 hours (Total, all aircraft), 120 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1718Q
Model/Series:150 L 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15073018
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4261 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer:Continental 
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: EHO, 847 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1235 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 272°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:   10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:  30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:Greenville, NC (PGV) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Shelby, NC (EHO)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1000 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E 

Airport Information

Airport: Shelby-Cleveland County Rgnl (EHO)
Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 846 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing

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: 35.254167, -81.525000

Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority hikes fees on tenants

Despite pleas from tenants to delay fee hikes while the coronavirus pandemic ravages their industry, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority unanimously approved fuel and landing fee increases Wednesday. The new rates go into effect next month.

Airport authority members didn’t discuss the increases in a 6-0 vote. New Porter County representative Wes Kotys abstained, saying he wasn’t familiar enough with the recommendation from airport executive director Duane Hayden.

Last month, officials from three tenants asked authority members to delay increases because the pandemic has throttled the aviation industry. The tenants who voiced concern were B. Coleman Aviation, the Gary Jet Center and Sage-Popovich Inc. All maintain hangars at the airport and have expanded corporate and business aviation operations in the past decade.

John Girzadas, president of B. Coleman Aviation, attended Wednesday’s meeting and issued a statement afterward:

“We are very disappointed that they moved this forward, especially without discussion, during this pandemic. To us it does not seem like the right time to raise fees on the users of the airport when all travel is being hurt by the current health and economic crisis. We hope that they will reconsider this at the next meeting.”

Meanwhile, the authority renewed the contract of Hayden through 2021. His salary remains at its present level. Officials didn’t disclose the salary but Indiana Gateway, a public database, reported his 2019 compensation at $148,799.88.

The board also renewed the consulting contract of Dan Vicari, executive director of the Gary Sanitary and Stormwater District. No amount was disclosed.

Cessna 172 Skyhawk: Accident occurred December 13, 2020 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF) San Diego, California

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: 
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Seven 4 Zulu LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N5098E

Location: San Diego, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA069
Date & Time: December 13, 2020, 12:50 Local 
Registration: N5098E
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On December 13, 2020, about 1250 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 172, N5098E, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Diego, California. The flight instructor and student were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor reported that the purpose of the accident flight was for a student pilot to practice touch-and-go takeoff and landings. During the second takeoff on runway 28R, as the airplane was about 100-150 feet above ground level, the flight instructor detected a loss of engine power and assumed control of the airplane. He elected to land the airplane on the remainder of runway, however, the airplane subsequently overran the departure end of the runway and struck an airport perimeter fence.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that both wings and fuselage were structurally damaged. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5098E
Model/Series: 172N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VM
C Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMYF,417 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: San Diego, CA 
Destination: San Diego, CA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.815722,-117.13955
 

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A student pilot and a flight instructor were uninjured after a Cessna 172 Skyhawk ran off the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport runway Sunday and crashed through a fence, authorities said.

The incident happened at about 1:15 p.m. at the airport on 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, according to the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department.

Montgomery Field and Kearny Villa Road were shut down. There were no reports of fire.

After the incident, Montgomery Field diverted air traffic to Brown Field in Otay Ranch and Gillespie Field in El Cajon.





Two people suffered minor injuries after a small plane crashed on Kearny Villa Road near Montgomery Field Sunday, police said.

It happened at around 12:50 p.m., the Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed near 4200 Kearny Villa Rd. Two people were on board, the pilot and co-pilot, San Diego Police said.

“Upon take off from the runway, headed west, they experienced a power failure and made an emergency landing on Kearny Villa Road,” said Chris Babler, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief.

Babler said the plane was at about 50 feet when they experienced a power failure and then went into an emergency landing mode and crashed through the fencing onto Kearny Villa Road.

No motorists were impacted.

Officials are mitigating a fuel leak as the plane had about 45 gallons, or five hours of fuel onboard. They expect to be at the scene for several hours.

Both persons were evaluated for minor injuries. No fire was reported.

Northbound Interstate 163 to Kearny Villa Road and Kearny Villa Road in both directions will be closed for about 90 minutes, Babler said. Officials asked residents to avoid the area.

SilverLight American Ranger AR-1, N11TG: Fatal accident occurred December 12, 2020 in San Mateo, Putnam 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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

Wings Aloft LLC


Location: San Mateo, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA071
Date & Time: December 12, 2020, 15:25 Local
Registration: N11TG
Aircraft: Anthony Mattioli AR-1
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 12, 2020, about 1525 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built American Ranger-1 gyroplane, N11TG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Mateo, Florida. The private pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B data, the gyroplane departed Deland Municipal Airport – Sidney H. Taylor Field (DED), Deland, Florida, about 1350. 

The pilot performed two circuits in the traffic pattern before departing the traffic pattern around 1400. After departing the area, the pilot maneuvered north of the DED for the remainder of the flight and the gyroplane remained below 1,200 ft mean sea level (msl). 

At 1523:23, the ADS-B data ended about 1 nautical mile south of the accident site. For the final two minutes of the data, the gyroplane flew between 950 ft msl and 725 ft msl. In addition, the groundspeed of the gyroplane increased from 58 knots to 76 knots for the last two minutes of data.

According to the kit manufacturer, the gyroplane’s “general cruise” speed was 47 to 86 knots (55 to 100 mph).

Concerned family members contacted the FAA and an Alert Notice (ALNOT) was issued about 2130 for the missing gyroplane. It was located the following morning, around 0855 in a heavily wooded state forest.

A review of photographs taken by first responders revealed that the gyroplane came to rest in a densely wooded area on the left side of the fuselage. The empennage remained attached to the fuselage. First responders reported that there was no odor of fuel at the accident site, and during recovery, they noted the fuel tank remained intact and contained an undetermined amount of fuel. There was no evidence of fire at the accident site.

The gyroplane was recovered and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Anthony Mattioli 
Registration: N11TG
Model/Series: AR-1
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
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: FIN,33 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:  
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4400 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Deland, FL (DED)
Destination:

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: 29.589292,-81.569887 

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. 

Anthony (Tony) Mattioli


Anthony (Tony) Mattioli, 62, passed away Saturday, December 12th, 2020 doing what he loved most, flying his gyroplane.

He is the son of May and Guy Mattioli of Lake Mary, Florida.

Tony is survived by his parents, May and Guy Mattioli; wife Gina Hawkins Mattioli; and brother Fernando Mattioli, as well as sister-in-law Yvonne Asmer and husband Pete; sister-in-law Suzette Scaturo; and brother-in-law Tom Hawkins and wife Ann.

Tony loved being a son, brother, husband and most of all uncle. He is Uncle Tony to Christopher Mattioli, Mia and Tara Asmer, Leah Pool and son August, Ali Myers and husband Don, and their children Aubrey, Alex, and Ashton.

He was the Chief Information Officer for Assured Partners, Inc. In addition to graduating from the University of Connecticut, Tony recently earned a Masters Degree from the New York University School of Law.

He had a passion for aviation. He was a pilot and an active member of this community. He also enjoyed woodworking, cooking, reading, and spending time with family.

We would like to thank the aviation community for their assistance when needed most. In addition, we would like to thank the Putnam, Palatka, Volusia, and Flagler police departments, as well as Florida Highway Patrol. We would like to especially thank Deputy Denham of the Putnam police department for his kindness and support to our family.

Tony’s life will be celebrated privately by his family.

The family of Anthony "Tony" Mattioli invites you to leave a message of condolence on the Tribute Wall created in his memory.


SAN MATEO, Florida — UPDATED 12:45 P.M.:

Florida Highway Patrol released that the pilot who was found dead on scene was a 62-year-old male from Lake Mary, Florida.

He was the only occupant in the aircraft.

The gyrocopter crashed into a wooded area on the southwest side of State Road 100, north of Pine Crest Circle.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened sometime Saturday night, possibly early evening, but do not believe it was late into the nighttime hours.

The troopers located the pilot and aircraft by pulling the radar coordinates from when the aircraft dropped off radar.

What led up to the crash is still under investigation, and investigators are looking to see if fog was a factor.

The scene was not easily accessible, and there are multiple agencies assisting FHP to pull the aircraft out from the wooded area.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A pilot has died in an overnight aircraft crash in Putnam County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers found the single engine gyrocopter this morning, along with the pilot.

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 152, N5314M; Accident occurred June 23, 2020 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida








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My Way Aviation LLC

American Flight Training LLC
doing business as Wayman Aviation Academy 


Location: Hollywood, Florida 
Accident Number: ERA20CA225
Date & Time: June 23, 2020, 09:45 Local
Registration: N5314M
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 22, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 3, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 54 hours (Total, all aircraft), 54 hours (Total, this make and model), 2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N5314M
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 15284528
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 15, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: HWO,8 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 09:48 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hollywood, FL (HWO) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 09:40 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: North Perry HWO
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10R 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3255 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and go;Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.001111,-80.240837(est)

Collision During Takeoff: Capella XLS, N18XX; Accident occurred June 24, 2020 in Liberty, Weber County, Utah




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Location: Liberty, Utah
Accident Number: WPR20CA195
Date & Time: June 24, 2020, 11:30 Local
Registration: N18XX
Aircraft: CAPELLA XLS
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: May 31, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 18, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 107 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 66.9 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CAPELLA 
Registration: N18XX
Model/Series: XLS 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 1
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 3, 2020 Condition 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 5 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 350 Hrs at time of accident Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: ULS 912
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 100
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOGD, 4439 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 11:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 226°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Liberty, UT 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Liberty, UT
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 11:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 41.316387,-111.847778(est)

Hard Landing: Maule M-7-260C, N288BC; Accident occurred June 24, 2020 in Yellow Pine, Valley County, Idaho






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Innovations Educational Consulting Inc


Location: Yellow Pine, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR20CA198
Date & Time: June 24, 2020, 08:30 Local 
Registration: N288BC
Aircraft: Maule M7
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver time limited special
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 23, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 2, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 334 hours (Total, all aircraft), 247 hours (Total, this make and model), 269 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule 
Registration: N288BC
Model/Series: M7 260C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30045C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 26, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 70 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 280 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-V4A5D
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 260 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:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Big Creek Ranger Station, ID (I08)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mile Hi, ID 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mile Hi PRIV Runway
Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 5800 ft msl Runway Surface
Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19 IFR
Approach: None Runway
Length/Width: 560 ft / 13 ft VFR 
Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern;Valley/terrain following

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.150554,-114.999443(est)

Hazmat Investigation: Accident occurred June 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Transportation Safety Board Number: HMD20LR004
Fire/Explosion Investigation











Hard Landing: Sonex Onex, N951X; Accident occurred June 25, 2020 at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (KANE), Minneapolis, Minnesota












Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Accident Number: CEN20CA251
Date & Time: June 25, 2020, 11:45 Local
Registration: N951X
Aircraft: SONEX ONEX
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 82
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport pilot With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 14, 2006
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 2, 2020
Flight Time: 884 hours (Total, all aircraft), 5.3 hours (Total, this make and model), 849 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SONEX 
Registration: N951X
Model/Series: ONEX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: ONX0028
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 23, 2019 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Revmaster
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series: 2300
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KANE
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft AGL 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Minneapolis, MN (ANE)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Anoka County-Blaine Airport ANE
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 912 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.145278,-93.211944