Friday, September 17, 2021

Robinson R44 II, Incident occurred September 16, 2021 in Lihue, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Rotorcraft struck a bird leaving a hole in the right windshield.  

Hawaii Pacific Aviation Inc


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N120AB
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: SIGHT SEEING
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LIHUE
State: HAWAII

CZAW SportCruiser, N218JD: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 at Shelby County Airport (2H0), Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Aircraft crashed into field on departure. 

Gabel Sport Aviation LLC


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N218JD
Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT
Aircraft Model: SPORTCRUISER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SHELBYVILLE
State: ILLINOIS

Mooney M20J 201, N823SP: Accident occurred September 16, 2021 in Howell, Livingston County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made a forced landing in a field. 

S & P Services Inc 


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N823SP
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HOWELL
State: MICHIGAN

Waco 2T-1A-2, N53GL: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 at Battle Creek Executive Airport (KBTL), Calhoun County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft lost steering control after landing hard damaging bottom right wing and aileron.  

PF Flyers Inc


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N53GL
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: 2T1A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BATTLE CREEK
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 195, N4358V: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 at Willow Run Airport (KYIP), Ypsilanti, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft ground looped on landing.  


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N4358V
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 195
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DETROIT
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 172: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 at Boulder City Municipal Airport (KBVU), Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aircraft struck airport sign during rollout.  

Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 15:30:00Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOULDER CITY
State: NEVADA

American Legend AL3, N948FS: Incident occurred September 13, 2021 at Aeroflex-Andover Airport (12N), Sussex County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown

Aircraft landed and became inverted. 


Date: 13-SEP-21
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N948FS
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN LEGEND
Aircraft Model: AL3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANDOVER
State: NEW JERSEY

Pilatus PC-12/45, N271SM: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 near Grand Forks International Airport (KGFK), Grand Forks County, North Dakota

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

Aircraft struck a bird damaging right wing.  

TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc Trustee 


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 06:00:00Z
Regis#: N271SM
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Aircraft Operator: GUARDIAN FLIGHT
City: GRAND FORKS
State: NORTH DAKOTA

Jabiru Calypso 450, N2104: Incident occurred September 16, 2021 at Summerville Airport (KDYB), Dorchester County, South Carolina

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway incurring a propeller strike. 


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 13:58:00Z
Regis#: N2104
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: CALYPSO 450
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SUMMERVILLE
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N33022: Accident occurred September 16, 2021 in Orcas, San Juan County, Washington

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing in a field near Doe Bay. 


Date: 16-SEP-21
Time: 01:25:00Z
Regis#: N33022
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ORCASS
State: WASHINGTON

Robinson R66 Turbine, N888DV: Fatal accident occurred September 15, 2021 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia

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

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances in Oconee National Forest. 

Monarch Helicopters Inc


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 16:43:00Z
Regis#: N888DV
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R66
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 3
Flight Crew 1
Pax  2
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MONTICELLO
State: GEORGIA

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.

Cessna 170B, N3523C: Incident occurred September 13, 2021 in Lois Dome, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

Aircraft made an off field landing due to weather and attempted takeoff next day and nosed over. 


Date: 13-SEP-21
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N3523C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LOIS DOME
State: ALASKA

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Piper PA-32R-301, N529PE: Incident occurred September 15, 2021 at Stanley Airport (2U7), Custer County, Idaho

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

Aircraft lost control on landing and ran off runway.  

Summit Air Services LLC


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N529PE
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: STANLEY
State: IDAHO

Cessna 172N, N767CG: Incident occurred September 15, 2021 at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (KCBF), Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft ran off runway damaging propeller, cowling and taxi lights. 

Mindy Limited LLC


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 14:58:00Z
Regis#: N767CG
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: COUNCIL BLUFFS
State: IOWA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N23GD: Incident occurred September 15, 2021 at Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC), Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft veered off runway, went into the grass and struck a runway light.  

Denton Farms LLC 


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N23GD
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TRAVERSE CITY
State: MICHIGAN

Eurocopter AS350 B2, N632SD: Incident occurred September 15, 2021 in Romeo, Macomb County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Rotorcraft practicing autorotations and made a hard landing.  

County of Oakland


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N632SD
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: AS350
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROMEO
State: MICHIGAN

Vans RV-6A, N3977G: Accident occurred September 15, 2021 at Schoepflin Airport (WN26), Palouse, Whitman County, Washington

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

Aircraft drifted off runway during landing then flipped over. 


Date: 15-SEP-21
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N3977G
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PALOUSE
State: WASHINGTON






Whitman County Sheriff's Office
MEDIA RELEASE
September 15, 2021

Whitman County Sheriff’s Office Responds to The Scene of a Single Engine Plane Crash near Palouse, Washington.

COLFAX, Washington – The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office and local emergency crews from the Palouse area responded to a report of a single-engine plane crash around 1100 am on Wednesday Morning.  

The crash occurred at a private airstrip near Ringo Road just outside of Palouse, Washington.  

Initial reports indicate the student pilot, accompanied by his flight instructor, attempted to make a landing when the plane made a hard touchdown causing the landing gear to malfunction.  As a result the plane flipped and came to rest on its top.  

Both passengers in the plane were transported to area hospitals due to injuries sustained during the landing. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and will be conducting a joint investigation into the cause of this accident.

Brett Myers
Whitman County Sheriff

Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Hawaiian Airlines Covered Up Sexual Assaults, Security Failures


Hawaiian Airlines’ former head of corporate security is accusing the company in a lawsuit of covering up a litany of wrongdoing, including plane safety issues, multiple sexual assaults by pilots and cybersecurity failures.

The plaintiff, Thomas Aiu, was hired by Hawaiian Airlines in 2015 and was fired in September 2019, his lawsuit states. 

While the company cited “behavior and performance” issues to justify his termination, Aiu’s complaint, filed Friday, states he was “discharged in order to preserve a corporate culture which eschewed transparency, and instead emphasized secrecy over compliance, loyalty over safety.” 

Throughout Aiu’s tenure, his superiors allegedly interfered with his ability to perform his job, including directives to “close down investigations” and disregard federal laws that require the airline to disclose certain events, according to the lawsuit. 

In a statement, Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva disputed Aiu’s allegations.

“We have carefully reviewed Mr. Aiu’s complaint against our own records of the time he was with our airline and found it to be stunningly inaccurate,” he said. “We look forward to refuting these claims in a court of law.”

Before joining Hawaiian Airlines, Aiu was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent for 28 years. He holds a degree in criminal justice management from Chaminade University and a law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

He was a finalist to be Honolulu’s police chief in 2017. However, questions were raised about his credibility and truthfulness after Steve Alm, the former U.S. attorney and now city prosecutor, told the Police Commission that the feds had a policy of not calling Aiu as a witness. Aiu is frequently interviewed as a law enforcement expert on Hawaii News Now. 

In his lawsuit, Aiu, represented by attorneys Richard Wilson and Scott Collins, cites numerous examples of alleged misconduct and mishaps that he claims the company worked to cover up. Wilson did not respond to a request for comment on Monday. Attempts to reach Aiu were unsuccessful. 

The lawsuit states that Hawaiian prematurely terminated several investigations into several company employees in order to avoid informing the Federal Aviation Administration.

This included investigations into:

A flight attendant who “brutally beat” a California CEO during a layover and was allowed to keep his job, despite Aiu’s recommendation to fire him, the lawsuit states.

A pilot who was arrested after allegedly firing a pistol at cars and homes in Kihei, Maui in 2017. The pilot faced no disciplinary action, according to the lawsuit. 

A pilot who was alleged to have repeatedly raped a flight attendant in 2018. Hawaiian Airlines allowed the pilot to resign in lieu of discipline, the lawsuit states, and the pilot transferred to Delta Airlines. 

A pilot who allegedly raped a woman during a layover in California and admitted it on a phone call monitored by police. The lawsuit states the pilot is still working as a Hawaiian Airlines pilot. 

A pilot who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a layover in New York. The pilot is still employed by Hawaiian and hasn’t faced discipline, according to the lawsuit. 

Aiu’s complaint also accuses Hawaiian of failing to inform the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight team and passengers in 2017 that a plane had a “compromised airframe.” 

The lawsuit states that 300 passengers and crew members flew 2,500 miles over the Pacific Ocean without being informed of their risk of harm.

After a separate incident in 2019 in which a plane flying from Oakland to Honolulu made an emergency landing in Honolulu, Aiu’s supervisor, Neil Schnaak, allegedly told Aiu that his call to the FBI was unnecessary and that federal investigators should not be called again in any future emergencies, according to the lawsuit. 

Schnaak left Hawaiian Airlines in May 2021, according to his LinkedIn profile. Civil Beat was unable to reach Schnaak for comment. 

Hawaiian failed to notify the proper authorities in two cybersecurity mishaps, according to the lawsuit. 

In September 2015, Hawaiian experienced a data breach in which an unknown third party compromised the airline’s reservation system, according to the lawsuit. 

The database contained “highly sensitive employee, customer and vendor travel information,” including full legal names, emails, residential addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, passport information, partial credit card information and more, the lawsuit states. 

The breach “likely touched almost every local traveler in the State of Hawaii,” according to the lawsuit. 

When Aiu learned of the breach, his lawsuit states he alerted the Department of Homeland Security. But when DHS agents sought additional information from Hawaiian, the airline allegedly declined to discuss the matter. And the breach was not reported to the Federal Trade Commission or other federal authorities, the lawsuit states. 

Aiu recommended informing the public about the situation, his lawsuit states, but Hawaiian chose not to. 

In 2018, Hawaiian was tricked into sending $750,000 to fraudsters in Hong Kong via an email scam, the lawsuit states. The FBI advised Hawaiian to interview its staff to ascertain how this happened, but “Hawaiian declined,” the lawsuit states. 

Hawaiian never formally notified federal agencies about the scam as required by law, according to the lawsuit. 

Ultimately, Aiu’s lawsuit states he was fired after he complained about Schnaak to upper management over the handling of a traveler on their “no fly” list. 

His complaint states that he faced retaliation for whistleblowing, a violation of state law, and that Hawaiian defamed him by sharing his termination letter with multiple third parties, among other claims. 

Lawsuit document:  https://s3.documentcloud.org

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Montana film dives deep into plane's amazing 'community' restoration

Filmmaker Eric Ristau says it was amazing to track the story of Miss Montana's restoration.


Return to the Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy (Documentary Trailer) from One Acre Films on Vimeo.


MISSOULA, Montana — It takes an epic film to tell the epic story of a community coming together to raise an iconic aircraft back into Montana skies. And this weekend, you'll have a chance to see the "Miss Montana" documentary's premiere in Missoula.

"Return to the Big Skies: Miss Montana to Normandy" is not only the story of the plane's resurrection but a window into the pioneering world of Bob Johnson and Montana's mountain flying.

"We were really happy to find photographs from local collectors that help us tell that story," explains filmmaker Eric Ristau. "The state photo archives and the things we were able to pull together on this airplane are pretty remarkable. People will be interested to see things going back, you know, many, many decades."

"We're shooting the film in a very high quality nowadays, and so to try to balance that was a little bit tricky, but a lot of the old photographs were incredibly high quality."

The film hits all the historical high points, from the tragedy at Mann Gulch to the fatal crash that nearly destroyed the plane and the neglect of years.

Volunteers tell the story of what the plane was doing those years away from Montana.

"They flew baby chicks from the south clear up to British Columbia," local historian Stan Cohn says in the film.

"Chickens and car parts and in and out of Mexico and who knows what else we don't know about was flown in this airplane," adds volunteer Perry Francis in one of the film's many interviews.

Ristau says among the footage, an important news clip from the KPAX archives.

"KPAX plays a role in this in this film because Ian Marquand went on the flight to go and bring Miss Montana back to Montana 20-years ago this coming October."

"On Monday in West Memphis, Arkansas, Missoula's Museum of Mountain Flying took possession of the most famous C47 aircraft ever to fly the Montana skies," Marquand reported.

"That was amazing, and I was super impressed with how many people they interviewed," says Bryan Douglass of Miss Montana to Normandy and Beyond. "Volunteers and everybody you can imagine who's had anything to do with this airplane. You'd be surprised with how many people show up on this one."

And the effort to find parts, make plans, and bring in the "Rosies," the many women and girls that pitched in.

"From things like scraping this gunk out of the belly with spatulas to folks that were licensed aircraft and powerplant mechanics, who could, by the FAA rules, actually work on this airplane. Work on engines. Work on controls," Ristau recalls.

And the last-minute dash to departure.

"It was down to the wire, and you could see the pressure building. You could see the clock running down, but at the same time, everybody still had a smile on their face. Everybody continued to work really hard."

I was one of three cameras on the runway for the first takeoff that Sunday afternoon in May, and I asked Ristau if he was as nervous as I was to "get the shot."

"It was a little bit tense thinking, you know, we get one shot at filming this and really capturing this for history. So a little bit of stress, as long as it's in focus, I think that you know that was our goal. Just to make sure we caught it on film."

Douglass says it's a film that's not just about a plane, but people.

"You watch this film, it makes you proud to be Missoulian and proud to be a Montanan, and it's amazing. The community effort that it portrays and the history of the airplane, it tells, it's just masterfully done."

The Missoula premiere of the "Miss Montana" film will be this Saturday, Sept. 18, at Big Sky Brewing in Missoula. All proceeds will help continue the plane's ongoing mission of history, education, and honor. And the group hopes to arrange for future showings around the state.

For more details and tickets still available, go to the Miss Montana Movie website.

Dennis Bragg at KPAX first reported this story.



Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N20600: Incidents occurred September 11, 2021 and June 28, 2019

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

September 11, 2021: Aircraft struck a runway sign and veered off runway on landing at Bay Minette Municipal Airport (1R8), Baldwin County, Alabama.

SkyWarrior Flight Training Inc


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 14:20:00Z
Regis#: N20600
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BAY MINETTE
State: ALABAMA

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

June 28, 2019: Aircraft on departure went off end of runway at Pensacola International Airport (KPNS), Escambia County, Florida.


https://registry.faa.gov/N20600 

SkyWarrior Flight Training Inc

Date: 28-JUN-19
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N20600
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: PENSACOLA
State: FLORIDA

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6476M: Accident occurred September 12, 2021 at Port Alsworth Airport (PALJ), Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board accident number:  ANC21LA086

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft was landing and drifted into trees.  


Date: 12-SEP-21
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N6476M
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORT ALSWORTH
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172B, N2998D: Accident occurred September 12, 2021 at Ozark-Franklin County Airport (7M5), Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft was departing and crashed into trees.  

Elite Aircraft Sales LLC


Date: 12-SEP-21
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N2998D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: OZARK
State: ARKANSAS

Beech A36 Bonanza, N64Z: Incident occurred September 10, 2021 at Yucca Valley Airport (L22), San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Hendrickson Construction


Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N64Z
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: YUCCA VALLEY
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 182T Skylane, N215DJ: Incident occurred September 10, 2021 at Modesto City - County Airport (KMOD), Stanislaus County, California

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

Aircraft incurred a tail strike on landing. 

Rare Air Aviation Services LLC


Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 20:53:00Z
Regis#: N215DJ
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MODESTO
State: CALIFORNIA

Aviat Husky A-1C-200, N846U: Incident occurred September 12, 2021 at Sonoma County Airport (KSTS), Santa Rosa, California

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

Aircraft landed, lost directional control and nosed over. 

TGS Investments LLC


Date: 12-SEP-21
Time: 21:58:00Z
Regis#: N846U
Aircraft Make: AVIAT AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: A1C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ROSA
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, N32947: Incident occurred September 14, 2021 in Castaic, Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field.  


Date: 14-SEP-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N32947
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: CASTAIC
State: CALIFORNIA



Reports of an aircraft emergency landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.

The incident was first reported shortly after 3 p.m. near Hasley Canyon Road and Interstate 5, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department representative Charisma Murrillo.

Initial reports from a passerby indicated a small plane had landed in a field, though that had yet to be confirmed by officials who had yet to arrive on the scene as of 3:15 p.m., Murrillo said.

Upon arrival, firefighters located the plane, which reportedly had a “hard landing,” Murrillo later added.

“We have a small-engine plane that did a hard landing on Pitchess Detention Center property,” said Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “The two male, adult occupants were uninjured and there was no damage to the plane.”

Jimenez said that initial reports indicated that the cause for the hard landing was engine troubles.

A number of first responder and law enforcement vehicles could be seen driving into the Pitchess Detention Center facility with lights on following the reported hard landing.



Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, N161AR: Accident occurred September 14, 2021 at Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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

Aircraft landed, veered off runway, hit an embankment and flipped over in a shallow body of water. 


Date: 14-SEP-21
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N161AR
Aircraft Make: Experimental
Aircraft Model: Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW SMYRNA BEACH
State: FLORIDA


EDGEWATER, Florida  — Crews from Edgewater Fire Rescue and neighboring agencies were dispatched to a reported plane crash Tuesday morning at 9:40 a.m., according to officials with the City of Edgewater.

There were reports of a small experimental aircraft upside down in a pond, investigators said.

Upon arrival, crews found two people had escaped, without injuries, from a plane that had slid off the runway at Massey Ranch Airpark and into a water-filled ditch.

Crews were still on the scene Tuesday morning to mitigate any hazards, and the cause of the incident will be under investigation by aviation authorities, officials said.




Van's RV-8, N798RT: Accident occurred September 11, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Aircraft veered off runway during landing damaging right wing and tail. 

A-Mark Air Inc


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 01:05:00Z
Regis#: N798RT
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Cirrus SR22 GTS G6 Carbon, N729SA: Loss of Control on Landing - Aircraft Departed Runway















AIRCRAFT:  2020 Cirrus SR22 N729SA, s/n: 4890, Hobbs 228.4

ENGINE:   Continental IO-550-N70, s/n: 1038624, TSN: 228.4

PROPELLER: Hartzell PHC-J3YF-1RF, TSN: 228.4

EQUIPMENT:  

Garmin Cirrus Perspective+ with 12” Displays

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DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 06/18/21, there was a loss of control on landing which resulted in the aircraft departing the runway.

DAMAGE:  Damage includes but may not be limited to:  The aircraft sustained damage to propeller, engine propeller strike, all three landing gear, wing spar broken/cut, right flap, aileron and wing tip, engine cowling, fuselage at wing attachment area.

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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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Sierra Alpha Leasing LLC


Location: Hayward, WI
Accident Number: CEN21LA280
Date & Time: June 18, 2021, 12:23 Local
Registration: N729SA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N729SA
Model/Series: SR22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
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:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.028601,-91.445696 (est)

Beech S35 Bonanza, N997BC: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 at Santa Paula Airport (KSZP), Ventura County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft landed gear up. 

997BC LLC


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 20:49:00Z
Regis#: N997BC
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: S35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA PAULA
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 182S Skylane, N2662A: Incident occurred September 12, 2021 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed and veered off runway and struck a taxiway sign and lights. 

Triple B Aviation LLC


Date: 12-SEP-21
Time: 21:50:00Z
Regis#: N2662A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POMPANO BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-32RT-300, N31397: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 in Miami, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 03:37:00Z
Regis#: N31397
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32RT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N9522L: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 at Cobb County International Airport (KRYY), Atlanta, Georgia

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

Aircraft porpoised on landing and incurred a propeller strike. 

Yellow Jacket Flying Club Inc


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 20:14:00Z
Regis#: N9522L
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: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Beech 76 Duchess, N1816N: Incident occurred September 12, 2021 at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (KCBF), Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Carver Aero LLC


Date: 12-SEP-21
Time: 20:40:00Z
Regis#: N1816N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COUNCIL BLUFFS
State: IOWA

Bellanca 7KCAB Citabria, N57411: Incident occurred September 10, 2021 in Independence, Buchanan County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field. 

Brainerd Aviation Inc


Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N57411
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 7KCAB
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: INDEPENDENCE
State: IOWA

TBM-3E Avenger, N40402: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 at Hagerstown Regional Airport (KHGR), Washington County, Maryland

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

Aircraft landed and ground looped.  

American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 17:26:00Z
Regis#: N40402
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: TBM-3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: HAGERSTOWN
State: MARYLAND

Mooney M20M / 257 TLS, N64SM: Incident occurred September 10, 2021 at Orange Municipal Airport (KORE), Franklin County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N64SM
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20M
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORANGE
State: MASSACHUSETTS









Orange Fire Rescue EMS
Aircraft Incident (Not a crash)
9.10.21  Approx. 6:09pm
Orange Airport
No Injuries
Group 2 on duty 

This evening we were notified by Shelburne Control Dispatch of a plane that had skidded off the runway at the Orange Municipal Airport.

All on duty and off duty were requested to the scene. Upon arrival of Eng 2 and Amb 1, a  4-Seater, Mooney plane which had been occupied x2 had skidded off the runway, and resting on the fuselage. Pilot and passenger had extricated the aircraft prior to  arrival and no injuries were reported, the pilot stated the landing gear did not lower, and a controlled landing “bellied in” w/out the landing gear was made. 

Crews remained on scene for a few hours to stabilize the aircraft using cribbing and airbags and assist the tow company with removal of the aircraft. The aircraft landing gear was then manually lowered and towed off the runway.

Thank you to Shelburne Control for coordinating this low-frequency event, Orange Massachusetts Police Department Jumptown Skydiving who were among the first to respond and check on the occupants,  airport staff for their expertise , and CO&S Towing for their professional rigging and hoisting of the plane.

Piper PA-18-150, N7MY: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 in Talkeetna, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft was found overturned.  

Paris Enterprises LLC


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N7MY
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: TALKEETNA
State: ALASKA

Cessna U206C Super Skywagon, N7691D: Incident occurred September 06, 2021 at Homer Airport (PAHO), Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.  


Date: 06-SEP-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N7691D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State: ALASKA

Beechcraft 58P Baron, N162DF: Incident occurred September 13, 2021 near Palo Alto Airport (KPAO), Santa Clara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aircraft departed and tried returning to airport and landed in a marsh area. 

Faford Aviation Leasing Co


Date: 13-SEP-21
Time: 20:50:00Z
Regis#: N162DF
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PALO ALTO
State: CALIFORNIA



An 80-year-old Vietnam Vet was reportedly the pilot and only person aboard a small plane that crashed in Palo Alto on Monday afternoon after coming into contact with power lines, KTVU reported. 

KTVU didn't share the pilot's name but interviewed his daughter who said that her father "flew Navy aircraft for years and likely relied on his muscle memory in making Monday’s difficult landing."

A Beechcraft 58P Baron struck power lines northeast of the Palo Alto Airport about 1:50 p.m. local time today, the Federal Aviation Administration said.



The pilot of a plane that reportedly experienced mechanical failure after taking off from the Palo Alto Airport Monday at 1:47 p.m. tried to return to the facility, only to crash into the marshland near the airport at 1:50 p.m., according to local officials and a flight-data website.

After takeoff, the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron 58P made a U-turn near Fremont's Dumbarton Point, then struck Palo Alto power lines and crashed landed, flight-tracking data shows. The impact sheared off a part of the plane's wing, which landed a couple hundred feet away from the aircraft.

"The plane landed on its belly," Palo Alto fire Battalion Chief Shane Yarbrough told this news organization.

The pilot didn't have significant injuries, according to the Fire Department.

The pilot was able to safely exit the aircraft and paramedics administered medical aid. He was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure, Yarbrough said.

The plane carried 166 gallons of fuel, leading to fears of a fuel spill in the Baylands on Monday afternoon, according to emergency dispatch reports.

California Fish and Wildlife inspectors were called to assess any potential fuel spill and its effect on the wetlands, Yarbrough said.

City of Palo Alto spokesperson Meghan Horrigan Taylor said on Tuesday that some fuel spilled. City personnel, along with a cleanup contractor, were on-site yesterday containing and cleaning up the spill.

The small plane was visible, upright and resting on marshland just east of the Baylands Nature Interpretive Center. A hazardous waste team was called to the scene, as well as a helicopter crew from the California Highway Patrol.

The incident will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, with NTSB in charge, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said.

The plane is registered to Faford Aviation Leasing Company in Atherton, according to Federal Aviation Administration registry records. It was built in 1982 and is currently registered with the agency.

The plane took off from the airport, located at 1925 Embarcadero Road, 19 minutes ahead of schedule, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com. It ascended to an altitude of 450 feet. The trip covered 8 miles and lasted three minutes.



Palo Alto — A small plane crashed into a marsh near the Palo Alto Airport on Monday after striking power lines, the Palo Alto Fire Department said.

At about 1:50 p.m. Monday, the pilot of a Beechcraft Barron hit the wires and crashed into marshland surrounding the airport but was able to safely walk away, Palo Alto Fire Department Deputy Chief Kevin McNally said.

The male pilot was the only passenger on the aircraft and didn’t appear to have suffered any significant injuries, McNally said. The pilot was taken to a local hospital for precautionary purposes.

The plane is currently sitting on the marsh “fairly intact” and missing part of a wing and there’s a smell of fuel in the air but no visual sheen on what’s mostly dry vegetation.

The FAA said in a statement that it will release the tail number of the aircraft once investigators verify it at the scene. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The safety board will be in charge of the investigation and will provide all updates.

PG&E and Palo Alto Utilities do not show any significant power outages related to the crash in the area.