Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Lancair 235, N43KC: Accident occurred June 29, 2021 at Borrego Air Ranch Airport (58CL), Borrego Springs, San Diego County, 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: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California  Location: Borrego Springs, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA257
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 11:50 Local
Registration: N43KC
Aircraft: WHEELER C / WHEELER K LANCAIR 235
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: WHEELER C / WHEELER K 
Registration: N43KC
Model/Series: LANCAIR 235 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Borrego Springs, CA 
Destination: Borrego Springs, CA

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: 33.259028,-116.32097 (est)

Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG, N211WT: Incident occurred June 29, 2021 at Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD), Alameda County, California

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking edge lighting.  


Date: 29-JUN-21
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N211WT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HAYWARD
State: CALIFORNIA

Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer, N963L: Accident occurred June 28, 2021 near near Oscoda County Dennis Kauffman Memorial Airport (51M), Mio, 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
Accident Number: CEN21LA294
Date & Time: June 28, 2021, 14:00 Local
Registration: N963L
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS INC. LAKE LA-4-200 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 28, 2021, at 1400 eastern daylight time, a Consolidated Aeronautics Inc. Lake LA-4-200 airplane, N963L, was involved in an airplane accident near Mio, Michigan. The airplane sustained substantial damage to its wings. The private pilot was uninjured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot stated that he obtained fuel at the departure airport. He checked and found no water in the fuel during his preflight inspection of the airplane. He performed an engine runup of the airplane prior to takeoff. He stated that during the takeoff roll, the tachometer indicated 200 rpm below a normal indication of 2,500 rpm. He continued the takeoff, and after liftoff the airplane airspeed remained at 65 mph. He turned the airplane to the east to return to that airport. He checked that the electric fuel pump switch was in the on position and the throttle control and mixture controls were in the full forward position. The airplane descended and impacted trees.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CONSOLIDATED AERONAUTICS INC.
Registration: N963L
Model/Series: LAKE LA-4-200
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: KY31,882 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 26 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear / 12000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 12000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mio, MI 
Destination: Lewiston, MI

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: 44.674833,-84.122042 (est)



OSCODA COUNTY, Michigan, (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan man is doing fine after a plane crash in Oscoda County.

According to investigators, the crash happened in a wooded area northwest of the Dennis Kaufman Memorial Airport Monday afternoon.

A police report said the 68-year-old Lewiston man flew into the airport and filled his plane with gas before the crash.

At this time, it is believed he may have suffered an engine malfunction.

The Lewiston man was the only person inside the plane at the time of the crash.

He suffered small abrasions but investigators said those could be from the victim climbing out of the woods and not the crash itself.

Right now, crews are working on getting the plane out of the trees.



Beech 95-A55 Baron, N764SU: Accident occurred June 29, 2021 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

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

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Ace of Spades Aviation LLC


Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Accident Number: WPR21LA261
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 08:20 Local
Registration: N764SU
Aircraft: Beech 95-A55
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N764SU
Model/Series: 95-A55 
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: KVGT,2203 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.8 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: North Las Vegas, NV 
Destination: North Las Vegas, NV

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: 36.210109,-115.19467 (est)

Bell 206B JetRanger, N134VG: Accident occurred June 29, 2021 at Griffiss International Airport (KRME), Rome, Oneida County, New York

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; Albany, New York
Location: Rome, NY 
Accident Number: ERA21LA275
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 13:47 Local
Registration: N134VG
Aircraft: Bell 206 
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 29, 2021, at 1347 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206B, N134VG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Griffiss International Airport (RME), Rome, New York. The airline transport pilot and two pilot-rated passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 instructional flight.

The purpose of the flight was to conduct an initial Part 135 competency check ride for the pilot. On board were two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors, one seated in the left seat performing the check ride, and another in the left rear seat providing oversight and on-the-job training to the other inspector.

According to the pilot, after performing maneuvers, the flight returned to the airport where he was to perform a straight-in autorotation with power recover to runway 33. He briefed the inspectors on the maneuver, carried out clearing turns and landing checks, and entered the autorotation at an altitude of 1,500 ft mean sea level. He lowered the collective and reduced the throttle to idle and maintained a speed of 65 knots. Before the flare, he advanced the throttle to the full open position and noted the power turbine and rotor RPM needles were in the green arc. Both he and the FAA inspector confirmed that the throttle was full open. As he raised the collective for recovery, the low rotor warning light and low rotor warning horn both activated. The engine lost partial power and the helicopter landed hard on the runway and rolled over on to its left side.

According to the FAA inspector seated in the left front seat, as the pilot reduced the collective at the start of the maneuver, he noticed a needle split on the tachometer, and concluded the throttle had been reduced. He did not observe any yawing motion of the helicopter at the time. The helicopter “floated” somewhat after the entry and the descent was smooth. As the airspeed was reduced at the beginning of the recovery, he noticed that the altitude was “slightly high” (he estimated slightly above 100 ft above ground level). He checked the throttle position by attempting to rotate it towards full, and it did not move. He did not recall if he checked the tachometer at that time. He noticed that the helicopter was “higher than usual at the completion of the power recovery,” and then felt the helicopter descend and thought the pilot was lowering the helicopter to a “more reasonable altitude.” As the low rotor RPM horn sounded, he glanced inside and attempted to locate the tachometer but was unable to readily see it. As he looked back outside, the helicopter impacted the ground. After the helicopter came to rest with the engine still running, he rotated the right-side throttle grip to idle, noting that it took several iterations of gripping the throttle and rotating it with his fingers to rotate it to the IDLE position. He then struggled to press the detent button before he was able to rotate the throttle further to the OFF position.

Initial examination of the helicopter by a (third) FAA inspector revealed the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage above the windscreen and the left horizontal stabilizer.

The helicopter was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N134VG
Model/Series: 206 B 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code: R73A

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RME,505 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:49 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Rome, NY 
Destination: Rome, NY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 43.225037,-75.394489 (est)



Two people suffered minor injuries after a mechanical malfunction forced a helicopter into a hard landing at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome Tuesday afternoon, according to rescue and law enforcement officials.
 
Sheriff’s investigators said Deekpak Dherny, 69, of Rome, was behind the stick of a civilian helicopter at about 1:47 p.m. when warning alarms started sounding.
 
Authorities said Dherny was about 100 feet in the air practicing maneuvers with Charles Lewis, 53, of South Carolina, and Joseph Fernandez, 50, of Colorado, both with the Federal Aviation Administration.
 
Authorities said Dherny began to lower the chopper down for a landing when the whirlybird lost power about 20 to 30 feet above the runway.
 
The helicopter fell the remaining distance and landed on its skids, then bounced back in the air. The helicopter came down again and this time fell onto its side, officials said, crashing the propeller into the blacktop.
 
Authorities said Dherny, Lewis and Fernandez were able to climb out the broken windshield under their own power.
 
Dherny suffered minor cuts to his head and face and he declined medical treatment, authorities said. Lewis suffered an injury to his left shoulder, along with minor cuts, while Fernandez suffered an injury to his lower back, officials stated. Both men were taken to Rome Memorial Hospital for treatment.
 
City fire officials said there were no flames in the crash. The Griffiss Fire Department sprayed down the leaking fuel with foam.
 
The FAA is expected to investigate the crash at a later date.



Rockwell Commander 114TC, N5424D: Incident occurred June 29, 2021 at Smith Reynolds Airport (KINT), Winston Salem, North Carolina

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

Aircraft struck a deer on landing. 


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 02:05:00Z
Regis#: N5424D
Aircraft Make: COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: AC11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINSTON SALEM
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Ayres S2R-T34, N4328P: Accident occurred June 21, 2021 and Incident occurred July 27, 2018

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; Wichita, Kansas

Ag Solutions LLC


Location: Leoti, KS
Accident Number: CEN21LA286
Date & Time: June 21, 2021, 16:15 Local 
Registration: N4328P
Aircraft: AYRES CORPORATION S2R-T34 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On June 21, 2021, about 1615 central daylight time, an Ayres S2R-T34 airplane, N4328P, was involved in an accident near Leoti, Kansas. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

According to the pilot, prior to the flight, the 510-gallon hopper was loaded with 10 ounces of FoamBuster Max, 62.5 gallons of Buccaneer 5 Extra herbicide, 300 gallons of Kugler KQ-XRN fertilizer, and 87.5 gallons of water (450 gallons total mixture). While on his second spray pass, the pilot noticed the chemical mixture was reacting and foaming over and through the hopper vent. He pulled the airplane out of his second pass and also noticed chemical foaming out of the overflow vent. He then looked forward and observed the chemical reacting violently, and it began to emit from the hopper lid. The windshield became fully obscured with foam, and the pilot was unable to see anything outside the airplane. The pilot opened the window in attempt to determine his altitude when the airplane impacted terrain in a wings-level attitude. The airplane skidded on the terrain and came to rest upright (See Figure 1.).




The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AYRES CORPORATION
Registration: N4328P
Model/Series: S2R-T34 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTQK,2963 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Leoti, KS
Destination: Leoti, KS

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.471722,-101.35047 (est)

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

July 27, 2018: Blew a tire on landing and went into the grass at Garden City Regional Airport (KGCK), Finney County, Kansas.


Ag Solutions LLC


Date: 27-JUL-18
Time: 22:24:00Z
Regis#: N4328P
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R T34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: GARDEN CITY
State: KANSAS

SilverLight Aviation AR-1, N159WT: Accident occurred June 29, 2021 at Lakeside Municipal Airport (9S3), Coos County, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon 

Chaplains of Industry


Location: Lakeside, OR 
Accident Number: WPR21LA252
Date & Time: June 29, 2021, 11:30 Local 
Registration: N159WT
Aircraft: SilverLight Aviation AR-1 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SilverLight Aviation 
Registration: N159WT
Model/Series: AR-1 
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: KOTH,17 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lakeside, OR 
Destination: Lakeside, OR

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: 43.58317,-124.18039 (est)

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Rans S-12, N1094K; fatal accident occurred June 30, 2019 in Orleans, Orange County, Indiana

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Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board
 

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Orleans, Indiana 
Accident Number: CEN19FA195
Date & Time: June 30, 2019, 20:45 Local
Registration: N1094K
Aircraft: RANS S12 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The student sport pilot was conducting a local solo flight near his private airstrip in calm wind conditions, and had performed two or three landings before the accident flight. A camera located near the airstrip captured a segment of the accident flight, during which the airplane could be seen spiraling downward and impacting the runway, followed by a postimpact fire. A witness reported that he heard the accident airplane fly over on the night of the accident. He heard the engine "die," but stated that it subsequently restarted, and the airplane proceeded directly toward the runway. The witness subsequently heard the sound of the impact and saw the fire.

The airplane impacted terrain in a nose-down attitude. No preimpact structural or flight control continuity were detected during a postaccident examination. Thermal damage precluded a thorough examination of the propeller and engine. A Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circular (AC 90-109A) classified the airplane as a low-inertia, high-drag airplane. These airplanes are particularly susceptible to unintentional aerodynamic stalls due to their low cruise speed to stall speed margin and their tendency to experience significant airspeed decay with increased load factor (such as during a turn). Based on the available information, it is likely that while maneuvering toward the runway following the loss of and restoration of engine power, the pilot exceeded the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and loss of control.

Although medical records indicated that the pilot had been treated for an unspecified anxiety disorder for many years, whether effects from the disorder or its treatment contributed to the accident could not be determined given the available evidence.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack while maneuvering toward the runway, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and a loss of control.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Angle of attack - Capability exceeded

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering Aerodynamic stall/spin (Defining event)
Uncontrolled descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

On July 1, 2019, about 2045 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Rans S12 airplane, N1094K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Orleans, Indiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the pilot had performed two or three landings before the accident flight. A camera located near the runway captured a segment of the accident flight showing the airplane spiraling downward and impacting the runway, followed by a postimpact fire.

After the accident, a neighbor who lived near the airstrip advised a family member of the pilot's that he heard the airplane fly over his barn on the night of the accident. He heard the motor "die," then walked out of the barn. The witness stated that the motor restarted and the airplane proceeded straight toward the runway. He then heard the crash and observed the fire.

Pilot Information

Certificate: None 
Age: 42,Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: Sport pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 21.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 19.2 hours (Total, this make and model)

The pilot had received flight training toward a sport pilot certificate and had received a flight instructor's endorsement on September 26, 2018, indicating a "solo check" in the accident airplane.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RANS 
Registration: N1094K
Model/Series: S12
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 10942012
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Certified 
Max Gross Wt.: 975 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series: 582
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

According to his wife, the pilot purchased the airplane from someone she thought was in Michigan. However, there was no FAA record of the purchase, and the listed prior owners were not able to be located.

According to the pilot's flight instructor, the airplane was not equipped with a stall warning indicator or an angle of attack indicator.

FAA Advisory Circular 90-109A, Transition to Unfamiliar Aircraft, in part, characterizes the Rans S12 as one of a group of low-inertia and/or high-drag airplanes, which "rapidly lose energy (airspeed and/or altitude) when there is a loss or reduction of power." These types of airplanes may also experience significant airspeed decay with increased load factor, such as during turns, making them "particularly susceptible to unintentional stalls," especially given their low cruise speed to stall speed margin.

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: FRH,792 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 225°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Paoli, IN (I42)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Paoli, IN (I42)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private PVT
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 650 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 38.628055,-86.47583

The airplane came to rest on its nose oriented on a magnetic heading about 135° on the west edge of a north/south oriented private airstrip near its north end. Grass and corn near the airplane exhibited blight and charring consistent with a ground fire. The fabric wing skins and upper fuselage were consumed by fire. The engine and its propeller exhibited discoloration, deformation, and consumption consistent with fire damage. All separations exhibited appearances consistent with overload or deformation consistent with thermal damage. No preimpact structural anomalies were detected. Flight control continuity was traced from the cockpit area to the flight control surfaces. Bolts holding the propeller hub halves were in place and no visible cracking was observed on the hubs; however, due to thermal damage of the propeller blades, it could not be determined if the blades' collars had rotated between the hub halves. The engine could not be rotated by hand due to the thermal damage.

Medical and Pathological Information

The Lawrence County Forensic Services Center conducted an autopsy on the pilot. The cause of death was listed as head, chest, and abdominal injuries. No significant natural disease was identified.

Toxicology testing performed by the FAA Forensic Sciences Laboratory detected Amino-clonazepam, Sertraline, and Desmethylsertraline in blood and urine.

Sertraline is an antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety disorders and is not known to be directly impairing. 

Desmethylsertraline is a metabolite of sertraline. Amino-clonazepam is a metabolite of clonazepam, which produces central nervous system depression. The parent compound, clonazepam, was not present.

According to medical records obtained from the pilot's family physician for the three years preceding the accident, the pilot had been treated with sertraline and clonazepam for an unspecified anxiety disorder for many years. He had no other significant medical conditions diagnosed.

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N85400: Incident occurred June 26, 2021 at Roosevelt Municipal Airport (74V), Duchesne County, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft ground looped on landing.  


Date: 26-JUN-21
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N85400
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ROOSEVELT
State: UTAH

Piper PA-25-235, N6937Z: Incident occurred June 26, 2021 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio

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

Aircraft returned from a banner tow and attempted to release banner, landed hard and gear collapsed. 

Stewart's Aircraft Service Inc


Date: 26-JUN-21
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N6937Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WAYNESVILLE
State: OHIO

Cessna 310, N5076A: Accident occurred June 27, 2021 at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (KSHD), Weyers Cave, Augusta County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 27-JUN-21
Time: 14:10:00Z
Regis#: N5076A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: STAUNTON
State: VIRGINIA

Piper PA-28-140, N4216J: Incident occurred June 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas

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

Aircraft lost power after takeoff and crashed. 


Date: 25-JUN-21
Time: 15:06:00Z
Regis#: N4216J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Robinson R66 Turbine, N7078V: Accident occurred June 27, 2021 near Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (KEQY), Monroe, Union County, North Carolina

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; Charlotte, North Carolina

Chopper Ag Services LLC


Location: Waxhaw, NC 
Accident Number: ERA21LA270
Date & Time: June 27, 2021, 11:43 Local
Registration: N7078V
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO R66
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO
Registration: N7078V
Model/Series: R66 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EQY,679 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3300 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Waxhaw, NC
Destination: Waxhaw, NC

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: 34.967021,-80.646883 


Union County Sheriff's Office

A helicopter pilot managed to walk away from a crash Sunday morning after the aircraft struck power lines.

UCSO deputies, firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to an rotorcraft emergency in the 1300 block of Roscoe Howey Road (Waxhaw) at approximately 11:43 am Sunday.

Deputies learned that the rotorcraft struck power lines while cropdusting the nearby fields. 

The pilot was reportedly not injured. The FAA was notified and will investigate the matter further.

This marks the 3rd event in Union County since 2019 involving cropdusting helicopters crashing after striking power lines. The first two incidents resulted in fatalities.

UNION COUNTY, North Carolina (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Some are calling it a miracle. A pilot was able to walk away from a helicopter crash in Waxhaw over the weekend.

Just before 12 p.m. Sunday, the pilot crashed a helicopter along Roscoe Howey Road. The pilot was crop dusting a cornfield when he flew into power lines.

“He did make a comment to one of our deputies that he got too low and hit the power lines,” Union County Chief Deputy Tony Underwood said.

FOX 46 got an up-close look at the plane. The thin, green wires were tangled around the Robinson R66 Turbine.

The pilot was spraying a fertilizer over the corn field when he crashed.

“When you see three of these events in Union County since October of 2019, the first two being fatal, it does raise a red flag,” Underwood said.

This is the third time in just a few years that a crop-dusting helicopter has crashed in Union County after hitting some power lines. It’s the second time it’s happened in just a few months. Thankfully, in this circumstance, the pilot was able to walk away unharmed.

In 2019, Andrew Stephenson, 54, of Florida died when he flew his helicopter into a power line.

And as recently as this May, a pilot died near Wingate performing the same task.

According to the NTSB accident report, witnesses were surprised to see aerial dusting because there were multiple power lines over the field.

Some in the crop-dusting business tell FOX 46 crop dusters typically only perform the task for five or so years because it’s so dangerous.

The NTSB and FAA are investigating this latest crash.

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6548M: Accident occurred June 27, 2021 near Key Way Airport (19WA), Stevenson, Skamania County, Washington

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

Aircraft attempted to land and decided to go-around, crashed under unknown circumstances and caught on fire. 


Date: 27-JUN-21
Time: 15:28:00Z
Regis#: N6548M
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: STEVENSON
State: WASHINGTON



SKAMANIA COUNTY, Washington (KPTV) – Authorities are investigating a small crash at Key Way Airport in Stevenson on Sunday morning.

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said a  Stinson 108-3 Voyager was preparing to land just before 8:30 a.m. The pilot saw an obstruction on the runway and maneuvered the plane back up then it went down and crashed just north of the original landing area.

The sheriff’s office said the pilot and a passenger were able to get out before the plane burst into flames.

Emergency crews arrived and put out the fire, treated and transported the two to local hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

Boeing 737-7H4, N454WN: Incident occurred June 25, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft experienced severe turbulence. 

Southwest Airlines Co


Date: 25-JUN-21
Time: 20:34:00Z
Regis#: N454WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA1753
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH

de Havilland DHC-3 Otter, N435B: Incident occurred June 23, 2021 in Dry Tortugas, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft experienced engine failure and landed in the water. 

Single Otter Leasing LLC


Date: 23-JUN-21
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N435B
Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: PM AIR
City: DRY TORTUGAS
State: FLORIDA

Bellanca 17-30A, N6635V: Incident occurred June 26, 2021 in Houston, Texas

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway hitting a taxiway sign.  


Date: 26-JUN-21
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N6635V
Aircraft Make: BELLANCA
Aircraft Model: 17
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Cameron O-120, N158NM: Fatal accident occurred June 26, 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, NM 
Accident Number: WPR21FA242
Date & Time: June 26, 2021, 07:07 Local
Registration: N158NM
Aircraft: CAMERON BALLOONS US O-120 
Injuries: 5 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On June 26, 2021, about 0707 mountain daylight time, a Cameron Balloons US, O-120 Balloon, N158NM, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pilot and 4 passengers were fatally injured. The balloon was operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight.

According to witnesses, the balloon struck high voltage power lines and the basket separated from the envelop. Subsequently, the basket fell and impacted the road, while the separated envelope remained airborne, climbed, and then floated away. The balloon’s envelope was later located about 2 miles south from the accident site.

A review of surveillance videos from local area businesses revealed that the balloon began a climb before the road intersection where the power lines were located. The videos then depict the balloon descending into the power lines as it crossed about perpendicular to the wires. Shortly thereafter, the balloon contacted a high-tension power line, an arc appeared, and the basket separated from the
envelope.

The accident site was located at a major road intersection. Several power lines ran perpendicular to the road and crossed the intersection. The power lines were strung between metal poles that were about 78 ft in height. Additionally, there were two static lines that were located on top of the power lines. One static line was missing on the south side.

The balloon wreckage was recovered to a secure location.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CAMERON BALLOONS US 
Registration: N158NM
Model/Series: O-120 
Aircraft Category: Balloon
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: KABQ,5314 ft msl 
Observation Time: 06:52 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Destination: Albuquerque, NM

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 4 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 35.07742,-106.72294 (est)

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.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico. (KRQE) – A toxicology report reveals the pilot involved in the state’s deadliest hot air balloon crash had drugs in his system. The memorial is still at Central and Unser where the hot air balloon hit a power line and went down in late June, killing four passengers and the pilot, Nicholas Meleski.

A longtime balloon pilot who requested Meleski’s toxicology report says this tragedy didn’t have to happen. “Essentially, this means this was just an entirely unnecessary tragedy,” David Tanzer explained.

It was a devastating crash that shook Albuquerque and the tight-knit hot air ballooning community.

“I freaked out. First of all, I thought, ‘Am I seeing this? Is this really happening?'” a witness told KRQE News 13 the day of the crash on June 26.

“The balloon apparently hit the line, skirted to the west on the top of the power lines and the gondola crashed into the intersection here at Unser and Central,” Albuquerque Police Department Spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos stated.

The crash left people with more questions than answers.

“There was nothing I heard from anybody, you know, an observation of, ‘OK, this weather issue came about.’ Or, ‘This mechanical issue came about,'” Tanzer said.

The toxicology report just released reveals Meleski had THC and cocaine in his system at the time his balloon hit a power line, killing him and his four passengers, two couples well-known in the Albuquerque Public Schools community.

“I was saddened,” Tanzer went on. “I was angered.” Tanzer has been flying for more than 40 years, including at Balloon Fiesta. The ballooning safety advocate has spoken at seminars, written many safety columns on the topic, and said there were conversations within the small ballooning community after this tragedy. That prompted him to request the toxicology report, also obtained by KRQE News 13.

“I was also aware of rumors to the effect of he was under the influence of drugs,” Tanzer said.

Tanzer says while awareness is key to help ensure a similar tragedy doesn’t happen again, more needs to be done. “Making a concerted effort to implement something appropriate to stop this,” he said.

The Meleski family responded with the following statement in response to the release of the toxicology report:

“Like you, we have just received the report and we are reviewing the information contained in the report to gain an understanding of the findings. We are awaiting the full results of the ongoing investigation into the accident. We have no further comment at this time.”

The NTSB hasn’t yet confirmed the cause of the crash.




State Police released the names of all five victims:

Pilot, Nicholas Meleski, 62.

John Montoya, 61, and his wife Susan Montoya, 65.

Martin Martinez, 59, and his wife Mary Martinez, 62.

All five victims were from Albuquerque.









Cessna 182E Skylane, N3208Y: Accident occurred June 26, 2021 at Rigby Airport (U56), Ririe, Jefferson County, Idaho

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.

Hamilton Triple C Farms


Location: Ririe, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA244
Date & Time: June 26, 2021, 18:15 Local
Registration: N3208Y
Aircraft: Cessna 182E
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3208Y
Model/Series: 182E
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: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRXE,4862 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 18 knots, 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ririe, ID 
Destination: Ririe, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.611997,-111.69441

Mooney M20F Executive 21, N9613M: Accident occurred June 27, 2021 at Cabin Creek Landing Airport (97MT), Marion, Montana

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; Helena, Montana

Location: Marion, MT 
Accident Number: WPR21LA249
Date & Time: June 27, 2021, 11:45 Local 
Registration: N9613M
Aircraft: Mooney M20F
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 27, 2021, about 1119 mountain daylight time, a Mooney M20F airplane, N9613M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Marion, Montana. The pilot was not injured and the passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he computed a takeoff performance based on a 5,000 ft field elevation, 80° F ambient temperature, and a takeoff weight of 2,740 lbs. The actual weight of the airplane at the time of departure was about 2,510 lbs. According to the pilot, the performance figures indicated a required ground run of 1,560 ft and takeoff distance of 2,395 ft to clear a 50 ft obstacle. The pilot reported that his engine run-up was normal and that he did not observe any anomalies with the engine prior to takeoff. He set the brakes and increased the throttle to full power to perform a short field takeoff. The engine rpm was climbing past 2,650 rpm when he released the brakes and the airplane began the takeoff roll. Seconds into the roll he observed the manifold pressure above 23 inches of Hg and the engine rpm beyond 2,650 rpm. The pilot stated that the takeoff roll was uneventful to this point. He subsequently rotated just before passing midfield, about 1,700 ft down the runway at 75 mph, but seconds later he noticed that the airplane had not gained speed as he had expected.

The pilot retracted the landing gear about this time in an attempt to gain speed, but once the landing gear had retracted he immediately felt that the airplane was not on a proper trajectory to clear the advancing 130 ft hill at the end of the runway. With an obstacle to his right, he chose to bank left at which time he pushed the turbo control knob to the ON position, which closed the manual wastegate and engaged the turbo. At this time, he also advanced the mixture to the full rich position and verified the propeller lever was in the full forward position. He observed a slight improvement in the airplane’s performance, but it was not as he had experienced during previous flights. The pilot immediately leveled the wings and maintained the airplane’s altitude before the airplane impacted the trees and came to rest.

According to a witness who was located near the departure end of the runway at the time of the accident, he heard the accident airplane’s power advance, but didn’t observe the airplane until it was about midfield. Seconds later, and immediately after the airplane had passed midfield, he observed it transition into a high angle of attack as the nose landing gear lifted off the runway. The main landing gear lifted off the ground about one second later and all three landing gear were then retracted. The airplane maintained a slow airspeed and high angle of attack as it overflew the departure end of the runway at a low altitude and eventually disappeared from the witness’ view. He heard the airplane impact trees about 15 seconds later. The witness reported that he did not detect any changes in engine rpm during the takeoff attempt.

The density altitude at the time of the accident was about 6,400 ft. Preliminary computations of the airplane’s takeoff performance indicated that the airplane required 2,515 ft of takeoff distance to clear a 50 ft obstacle. Further, according to the flight manual supplement for the aftermarket turbocharger system,

“When taking off from high elevation airfields, the turbocharger may be utilized to obtain 28.5” MAP at 2,700 rpm for 3 minutes during the takeoff. After full throttle is reached, push turbocharger control toward “ON” until 28.5” MAP is attained.”

The airplane’s fuselage was substantially damaged.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N9613M
Model/Series: M20F 
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: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGPI,2973 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Marion, MT 
Destination: Kalispell, MT (S27)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 48.083111,-114.67182 




MISSOULA — Two people walked away from a plane crash that occurred during takeoff Sunday morning near Marion.

Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino says law enforcement received news of a downed aircraft at the Cabin Creek Landing Airstrip at 11:21 a.m.

Sheriff Heino said the Mooney M 205 Aircraft hit a power line on takeoff and crash-landed into nearby trees.

He said the two people on board the aircraft walked away with minor injuries.

The Marion Fire Department responded on scene along with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Heino said the plane is registered out of Oregon.

National Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating the crash.