Monday, January 04, 2021

Cessna 172R, N949AF: Accident occurred December 31, 2020 at Hope Airport (5HO), Alaska

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; Anchorage, Alaska

Elmendorf Air Force Base Aero Club


Location: Hope, AK 
Accident Number: ANC21LA010 
Date & Time: December 31, 2020, 14:45 Local
Registration: N949AF
Aircraft: Cessna 172R
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N949AF
Model/Series: 172R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:
  
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
  
Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: PANC, 132 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -9°C /-12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.71 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:
  
Wreckage and Impact Information
  
Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 60.90678,-149.62317 (est)

Bell 47D1, N74823: Accident occurred January 01, 2021 at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ), Pima County, Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona


Location: Marana, AZ 
Accident Number: WPR21LA077
Date & Time: January 1, 2021, 13:15 Local 
Registration: N74823
Aircraft: Bell 47D 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N74823
Model/Series: 47D 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: 
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:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

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: 32.409556,-111.21838 

Mooney M20E, N9253V: Incidents occurred January 03, 2021 and July 21, 2019

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

January 03, 2021:   Aircraft gear collapsed on landing at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), Los Angeles County, California. 


Date: 04-JAN-21
Time: 21:10:00Z
Regis#: N9253V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA

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

July 21, 2019: Upon landing right main gear collapsed at Oxnard Airport (KOXR), Ventura County, California.

Date: 21-JUL-19
Time: 20:38:00Z
Regis#: N9253V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXNARD
State: CALIFORNIA

Extra EA-300/L, N52NL: Accident occurred January 02, 2021 at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), 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; Los Angeles, California

Marauder Aviation LLC


Location: Santa Monica, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA076
Date & Time: January 2, 2021, 16:20 Local
Registration: N52NL
Aircraft: EXTRA FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH EA 300/L
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: EXTRA FLUGZEUGBAU GMBH
Registration: N52NL
Model/Series: EA 300/L 
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: KSMO,174 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

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: 34.015822,-118.4513 

Beech V35 Bonanza, N4822J: Incident occurred January 02, 2021

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

Aircraft during takeoff encountered ice, hit rut and slid into sage brush. 


Date: 02-JAN-21
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N4822J
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ALAMOSA
State: COLORADO

Ted Smith Aerostar 600, N122PC: Incident occurred December 31, 2020 at Bradley International Airport (KBDL), Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut

Aircraft landed gear up. 

A2A Simulations Inc


Date: 31-DEC-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N122PC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WINDSOR LOCKS
State: CONNECTICUT



Scott Gentile (left) with his son Jacob Gentile, (right). The two brought the twin-engined aircraft they were flying down for a belly landing at Bradley International Airport on New Year’s Eve 2020, after the plane’s landing gear malfunctioned.








WINDSOR LOCKS — Scott Gentile found himself facing a decision Wednesday he’d never had to make before in the more than 25 years he’s been flying.

Soon after taking off at Robertson Airport in Plainville, the 54-year-old realized the landing gear of his company’s twin-engined aircraft was malfunctioning.

“Basically we had a very strange situation that we were unable to get the left landing gear to extend,” Gentile told Hearst Connecticut Media in a phone interview Thursday.

That left him with the uneasy prospect of bringing the Ted Smith Aerostar 600 back down for a landing on two wheels. Once the aircraft touched down, he knew the left wing would sink to the ground.

That concerned him, because the aircraft wings was filled with fuel that he worried could ignite if it touched the ground.

He and his 20-year-old son, Jake Gentile, had taken the plane up to practice flying by instrument in the clouds.

“‘I clearly don’t want a fireball, especially with my son in the cockpit,” Scott Gentile said.

In flight, he called his aircraft mechanic, who assured him the chances of a fire were extremely low.

Scott Gentile said he suspected the hydraulic system that operates the landing gear could have caused the malfunction. He knew that if the system failed, the wheels would come down, but potentially leaving them with no other option than landing on two wheels.

“So I told my son, ‘we’ve got to get this plane down now,’” he recalled.

With that, he decided to bring the plane in for a landing at Bradley International Airport — on its belly. “It’s not a big deal,” he said. “You land the plane, you have some scraping.”

Ryan Tenny, a public information officer for the Connecticut Airport Authority, said the aircraft reported an issue with its landing gear around 1:12 p.m.

As they approached the ground, Jake Gentile, a flight instructor, “feathered” the aircraft’s twin propellers, cutting power from the engines. The two have been flying together since 2012.

“Jake was a complete pro and a huge boon to us getting down safely,” Scott Gentile later wrote in a Facebook post.

The plane came down on runway 24, according to Tenny. As the plane was “skating down the runway,” Scott Gentile said, it felt solid as a rock.

He said the safe landing was a testament to its designer, Ted Smith, who he said also designed aircraft during the Second World War.

“It’s not something you find in the book,” he added.

Emergency personnel were dispatched and were standing by when the aircraft landed on runway 24, Tenny said.

“The aircraft landed at Bradley Airport, gear up, at approximately 1:35 p.m.,” he said.

No one was injured.

Immediately after the aircraft landed, the two were ]surrounded by first responders.

“I feel both unworthy and grateful for the incredible professionalism from our first responders,” he later wrote in a Facebook post on the Facebook page for his company, A2A Simulations.

The Simsbury-based company models aircraft for flight simulators used in training— Gentile said the company’s clients include members of the military.

The Aerostar he and his son were flying was intended to be modeled in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, released earlier this year.

The aircraft has what Gentile described as a cult following, renowned as the fastest piston twin-engine plane in general aviation.

“Everyone’s dying for this airplane,” in the game, he said, adding that the company still intends to model it— event if it means borrowing one from someone else to fly.

The emergency landing caused a JetBlue flight inbound to Bradley from Florida to divert to Providence before heading back to Bradley, Tenny, the airport spokesman, said.

The emergency landing closed one of the airport’s two runways, but the airport remains open, Tenny said.

Gentile said he hopes to repair the Aerostar, but is unsure if that will be feasible under the aircraft’s insurance. Both engines will need to be torn down because the propellers struck the ground, he said in the Facebook post.

“I hope to never belly land an aircraft again,” he said.

Cessna 501 Citation ISP, N45TL: Incident occurred December 31, 2020 at Miami-Opa Locka Exec Airport (KOPF), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft aborted takeoff due to No. 1 engine failure and it was discovered that the front turbine separated from the engine damaging the cowling. 

Interstellar Air LLC


Date: 31-DEC-20
Time: 22:12:00Z
Regis#: N45TL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 501
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-24 Comanche, N5471P: Incident occurred December 31, 2020 at Cobb County International Airport (KRYY), Kennesaw, Georgia

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 

N5471P LLC


Date: 01-JAN-21
Time: 02:20:00Z
Regis#: N5471P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 182P Skylane, N5692J: Incident occurred December 31, 2020 at Hilo International Airport (PHTO), Hawaii

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking runway lights. 

Seawings LLC 


Date: 01-JAN-21
Time: 04:25:00Z
Regis#: N5692J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HILO
State: HAWAII

Cessna 560XL, N52FE: Incident occurred January 01, 2021 at Eppley Airfield (KOMA), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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

Aircraft struck a bird on final. 

Hawkwoods Holdings LLC


Date: 01-JAN-21
Time: 23:17:00Z
Regis#: N52FE
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: EXECUTIVE JET
Flight Number: EJM56
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N758PX: Incident occurred January 03, 2021 at Hector International Airport (KFAR), Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Wiley's Little Red Wagon LLC 


Date: 03-JAN-21
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N758PX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARGO
State: NORTH DAKOTA

Progressive SeaRey LSX, N17TS: Incident occurred January 02, 2021 on Lake Marble Falls, Cottonwood Shores, Burnet County, Texas

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

Aircraft struck a power line while landing on Lake Marble Falls, Cottonwood Shores.


Date: 02-JAN-21
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N17TS
Aircraft Make: PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE
Aircraft Model: SEAREY LSX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COTTONWOOD SHORES
State: TEXAS

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N833RT: Accident occurred January 02, 2021 at Canyonlands Field Airport (KCNY), Moab, Grand County, Utah



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; Salt Lake City, Utah
Vitatoe Aviation LLC; Chillicothe, Ohio

Location: Moab, UT
Accident Number: WPR21LA078
Date & Time: January 2, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N833RT
Aircraft: Cessna P210N
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 2, 2021, about 1430 mountain standard time, a Cessna P210N, N833RT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Moab, Utah. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, after the initial engine startup, the oil pressure and oil temperature indications were confirmed, and the airplane was taxied to the runup area. The engine runup prior to takeoff was accomplished with no anomalies noted. After the airplane taxied onto the runway, the pilot advanced the engine controls, and manifold pressure was achieved and maintained between 31 to 32 Hg during the takeoff role. Shortly after departing the runway, about 100-200 ft above ground level (agl), the engine began to run rough and the pilot experienced a partial loss of power. The pilot retracted the landing gear but soon felt more of a power loss followed by a loss of altitude and maneuverability. Subsequently the pilot initiated a forced landing on the remaining runway and extended the landing gear. The airplane landed on the left side of the runway before veering right and exiting into the snow-covered runway safety area. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest on the right-wing tip and right horizontal stabilizer. The pilot reported that the landing gear was possibly not in the fully extended position during the forced landing.

The front passenger reported to the pilot that the fuel flow gauge read about 42 gph fuel flow during the
takeoff. 

The airplane was recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N833RT
Model/Series: P210N 
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: KCNY,4590 ft msl
Observation Time: 20:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 330°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 3020 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Moab, UT (KCNY)
Destination: Salina, KS (KSLN)

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: 38.757499,-109.75354 

Diamond DA40 Diamond Star, N489RS: Accident occurred January 03, 2021 at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (KPSM), Rockingham County, New Hampshire

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, Maine
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Accident Number: ERA21LA099
Date & Time: January 3, 2021, 11:18 Local 
Registration: N489RS
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 40
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On January 3, 2021, about 1118 eastern standard time, a Diamond Aircraft DA 40, N489RS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM), Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The flight instructor and the pilot-rated student were not injured. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The purpose of the flight was to conduct “transition training” in the airplane for the pilot. After a short flight, the pilot performed a landing on runway 34 at PSM. The flight instructor assumed control of the airplane during the rollout, taxied to the hold-short line at the approach end of runway 34 and waited for landing traffic. Soon after, the pilot of the landing airplane announced over the tower radio frequency that the airplane holding short was “on fire.”

The flight instructor confirmed that smoke was rising from beneath the right wing and both he and the pilot egressed the airplane without injury. Video recorded by the pilots prior to the arrival of Air Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles showed the right main landing gear tire, wheel pant, landing gear strut, and underside of the right wing in flames. ARFF arrived within 3 minutes of notification and extinguished the fire.

The flight instructor reported that he noticed no anomalies with the performance and handling of the airplane during taxi. He stated that throughout the taxi back to the hold-short line, the steering forces required and the braking power he experienced were “normal.”
The airplane was recovered to a maintenance facility at PSM and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N489RS
Model/Series: DA 40
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: KPSM,100 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:26 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Beverly, MA (BVY) 
Destination: Portsmouth, NH

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.077944,-70.823278 (est)

Piper PA-28-161, N2635Q: Hangar Door Failure in Hurricane















AIRCRAFT: 1977 PIPER PA-28-161 N2635Q s/n: 28-7716615

Current Total Time: 10,060.0, Tach: 5987.98, Hobbs: 2380.7

Last Annual Inspection was completed on 06/09/20 at 10031.9 AFTT  
                  
ENGINE:  Lycoming O-320-D3G, s/n: RL-17877-39A

Current TSMOH: 156.5, Last overhaul on 07/19/19 by Pinnacle Aircraft Engines

Last Annual Inspection was completed on 06/09/20 at 10031.9 AFTT

PROPELLER: Sensenich 74DM6, s/n: 74DM6-0-62

Current TSMOH: 1246.38                                                     

EQUIPMENT:   

(2) KING KX170B Nav/Comm

KING KT76A Transponder

PS PM 1000 Audio Intercom

Garmin GPS 150XL

KING DME (Model illegible)

KING KMA20 TSO Audio Panel

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Hangar door failure in hurricane.

DAMAGE: The damage includes but may not be limited to:  Door struck propeller and bent blades. Propeller spinner is damaged. Left wing and control surfaces damaged. Front cowlings damaged. Aircraft has old hail damage all over wings and tail.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Foley Municipal Airport, Foley, Alabama. 

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