Thursday, December 24, 2020

Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Aviation Administration Investigating Another Reported Jet Pack Sighting in Los Angeles County, California


RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (CNS) — Authorities Thursday are investigating another reported jet pack sighting in the Los Angeles area, this time off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Sling Pilot Academy, a Torrance-based flight school, posted footage on their Instagram of the possible jet pack, which they said one of their instructors saw while flying at an altitude of about 3,000 feet near the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The video shows a figure flying above the ocean with Catalina Island in the background. It's not clear in the video if the figure is a person or a drone.

The FBI, which has investigated other reported jet pack sightings this year in Los Angeles, could not immediately be reached for comment, but an official told the Los Angeles Times, "We're aware of it and are continuing to investigate the reports."

The sighting occurred on Monday, the Times reported.

"The FAA has not received any recent reports from pilots who believe they may have seen someone in a jetpack in the skies around Los Angeles," the agency said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "The FAA has taken the sighting reports it has received seriously, and has worked closely with the FBI to investigate them. However, the FAA has been unable to validate the reports."

On October 14, a flight crew aboard China Airlines Flight 006 spotted what appeared to be a person flying a jet pack 6,000 feet above the ground about seven miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA was also investigating an August 30 sighting of what appeared to be a person in a jet pack about 3,000 feet above the ground in the Cudahy and South Gate areas.

Piper PA-24, N8089P: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft gear would not extend normally, aircraft landed with landing gear partially down.  


Date: 23-DEC-20
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N8089P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Embraer ERJ175, N249NN: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at Eppley Airfield (KOMA), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Reported striking multiple geese on approach damaging both wings and the right engine. 

Envoy Air


Date: 24-DEC-20
Time: 01:05:00Z
Regis#: ENY4178
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: E170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY
Flight Number: ENY4178
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Canadair CRJ-900, N574NN: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at Eppley Airfield (KOMA), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

On postflight, crew found damage to wings and fuselage from birdstrikes. 

PSA Airlines on behalf of American Airlines Inc


Date: 23-DEC-20
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: PSA 5648
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CRJ9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: PSA
Flight Number: JIA5648
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Socata TB-20 Trinidad, N2522B: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at Boire Field Airport (KASH), Nashua, New Hampshire

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

While conducting touch and go, aircraft landed with the gear retracted. 

Vortac LLC


Date: 23-DEC-20
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N2522B
Aircraft Make: SOCATA
Aircraft Model: TB-20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NASHUA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7875P: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (KLRO), Charleston County, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Right gear collapsed on landing. 

3 Commanches Aviation LLC 


Date: 23-DEC-20
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N7875P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-24-250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT PLEASANT
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Cessna 501 Citation 1/SP, N2158U: Incident occurred December 23, 2020 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Denison, Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

While back-taxiing, aircraft ran off the east side of runway into the mud. 

Celebration Ministries Inc


Date: 23-DEC-20
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N2158U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 501
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: DENISON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II, N686J: Incident occurred December 22, 2020 at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft caught on fire after taxiing to non-movement area. 

Falcon Executive Aviation Inc


Date:  22-DEC-20
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N686J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MESA
State: ARIZONA

Mooney M20J 201, N201TD: Incident occurred December 21, 2020 at Cochise County Airport (P33), Willcox, Arizona

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 21-DEC-20
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N201TD
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILLCOX
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 150K, N5937G: Incident occurred December 20, 2020 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Colorado Springs, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft veered off runway during landing. 

Doomac LLC doing business as Springs Aviation 


Date: 20-DEC-20
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N5937G
Aircraft Make:CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Aero Commander 200D, N2991T: Incident occurred December 22, 2020 in Millington, Shelby County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Memphis, Tennessee

Reported engine was on fire, aircraft crashed in a field. 


Date: 22-DEC-20
Time: 19:07:00Z
Regis#: N2991T
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 200D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: MILLINGTON
State: TENNESSEE


MILLINGTON, Tennessee — A small airplane made an emergency landing near the model airplane field, officials said.

The plane made the emergency landing on Tuesday afternoon at the airfield in the 4200 block of Sykes Rd. Millington and Shelby County Fire Departments are on the scene as well as the Millington Police Department.

A person who said they are friends with the pilot said the pilot landed safely and was not injured during the emergency landing.



MILLINGTON, Tennessee (WMC) - A small plane crash landed Tuesday in a Millington field.

Police Chief Mark Dunbar says it happened in a field near Sykes Road and Raleigh Millington Road.

Dunbar says the pilot “put it down” but wasn’t hurt.

The plane, however, is badly damaged.

It’s not clear what caused the plane to go down in the field.

Cessna 170B, N4580C: Accident occurred December 22, 2020 at Monroe County Airport (KMNV), Madisonville, Tennessee

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

East Tennessee Pilots Club Inc


Location: Madisonville, TN
Accident Number: ERA21LA095
Date & Time: December 22, 2020, 15:30 Local
Registration: N4580C
Aircraft: Cessna 170B
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4580C
Model/Series: 170B 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: KMNV,1031 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Knoxville, TN (TN98)
Destination: Madisonville, TN

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: 35.543597,-84.382684 (est)

Ryan Navion A, N4438K: Incidents occurred December 22, 2020; July 11, 2020 and September 17, 2016

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

December 22, 2020: Gear collapsed on landing at Paine Field (KPAE), Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.

Mid-Century Aeronautics LLC


Date: 22-DEC-20
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N4438K
Aircraft Make: NAVION
Aircraft Model: NAVION A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EVERETT
State: WASHINGTON

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


July 11, 2020:  Aircraft landed on a road and gear collapsed - near Paine Field (KPAE), Everett, Snohomish County, Washington.

Date: 11-JUL-20
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N4438K
Aircraft Make: NAVION
Aircraft Model: A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: EVERETT
State: WASHINGTON

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California 

September 17, 2016:  Aircraft on a rejected takeoff, landed on the runway gear up at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California.

Date: 17-SEP-16
Time: 18:47:00Z
Regis#: N4438K
Aircraft Make: NAVION
Aircraft Model: NAVION
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: CHINO
State: California