Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beech B35 Bonanza, N5204C: Incident occurred January 16, 2021 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Arizona

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

Aircraft taxied on perimeter road and struck street signs. 


Date: 16-JAN-21
Time: 19:16:00Z
Regis#: N5204C
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Bombardier Challenger 350, N761QS: Incident occurred January 17, 2021 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft struck a deer on landing. 

NetJets Sales Inc


Date: 17-JAN-21
Time: 23:03:00Z
Regis#: N761QS
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: BD100
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Flight Number: EJA671
City: BRIDGEPORT
State: CONNECTICUT

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N1422E: Incident occurred January 18, 2021 in Westlake, Palm Beach County, Florida

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

Aircraft made a forced landing on a road. 

A S Air LLC


Date: 18-JAN-21
Time: 12:16:00Z
Regis#: N1422E
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WESTLAKE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N82746: Incident occurred January 17, 2021 on Treasure Island Beach, Pinellas County, Florida

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

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

St Pete Aviation Services LLC


Location: St. Petersburg, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA104
Date & Time: January 17, 2021, 09:30 Local 
Registration: N82746
Aircraft: Piper PA28 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N82746
Model/Series: PA28
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:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
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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: 27.766788,-82.770986 
 
 

Cessna 210D Centurion, N3779Y: Incident occurred January 18, 2021 at Newnan Coweta County Airport (KCCO), Atlanta, Georgia

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 18-JAN-21
Time: 18:07:00Z
Regis#: N3779Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Hiller UH-12C, N552DR: Accident occurred January 12, 2021 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Rotorcraft lost control after takeoff and the left skid caught the ground resulting in a dynamic rollover. 


Date: 12-JAN-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N552DR
Aircraft Make: HILLER
Aircraft Model: UH-12C
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: INDIANA

Lancair Legacy, N97DW: Incident occurred January 18, 2021 at Acadiana Regional Airport (KARA), Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 18-JAN-21
Time: 17:28:00Z
Regis#: N97DW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: LEGACY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW IBERIA
State: LOUISIANA

Boeing 737-700, N7854B: Incident occurred January 18, 2021 at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (KBWI), Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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

Aircraft struck a bird on departure and returned to airport. 

Southwest Airlines


Date: 18-JAN-21
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N7854B
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA2757
City: BALTIMORE
State: MARYLAND

Mooney M20C Ranger N9079V: Incident occurred January 16, 2021 in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada

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

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a road. 


Date: 16-JAN-21
Time: 20:48:00Z
Regis#: N9079V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PAHRUMP
State: NEVADA 

Cessna T210F Turbo Centurion, N6789R: Incidents occurred January 16 and January 14, 2021

 Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

January 16, 2021:  Aircraft was pushed off taxiway due to wind gust and incurred a propeller strike at Stillwater Regional Airport (KSWO),  Payne County, Oklahoma.

Dan Howard Aircraft Sales LLC


Date: 16-JAN-21
Time: 00:13:00Z
Regis#: N6789R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: STILLWATER
State: OKLAHOMA

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

January 14, 2021: Aircraft made precautionary landing on dirt road due to low fuel in Moab, Grant County, Utah. 

Dan Howard Aircraft Sales LLC


Date: 14-JAN-21
Time: 23:32:00Z
Regis#: N6789R
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: MOAB
State: UTAH

Taylorcraft BC12-D, N43457: Incident occurred January 18, 2021 at Lexington Airport (9S9), Morrow County, Oregon

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

Aircraft was being prop started and got away going in circles and pilot was dragged.  Two (2) farm trucks attempted a vehicle rodeo and successfully lassoed the aircraft.


Date: 18-JAN-21
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N43457
Aircraft Make: TAYLORCRAFT
Aircraft Model: BC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: LEXINGTON
State: OREGON

Piper PA-28-140, N7216J: Accident occurred January 17, 2021 at Sherman Municipal Airport (KSWI), Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft encountered a crosswind on landing and skidded off runway.  


Date: 17-JAN-21
Time: 19:10:00Z
Regis#: N7216J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHERMAN
State: TEXAS

Cessna 182M Skylane, N71099: Incident occurred January 17, 2021 at Houston Exec Airport (KTME), Texas

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

Aircraft landed and skidded off the runway becoming stuck in the mud.  


Date: 17-JAN-21
Time: 22:14:00Z
Regis#: N71099
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: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Joe Michallyszyn: Pilot donates plane to organ transplant network

Julie Kiricoples, left, and Joe Michallyszyn in front of Michallyszyn's 1969 Cessna 150K.

    
SALEM, Massachusetts — Joe Michallyszyn has been obsessed with aviation since he was 12 years old, watching planes take off and land from Beverly Municipal Airport in the years following World War II.

For more than 40 years, Michallyszyn flew his 1969 Cessna 150K out of Beverly Airport, at one point becoming the airport's oldest pilot. When the 83-year-old Salem police captain decided last year to stop flying, he donated his plane to Matching Donors, a Canton-based kidney donation support network. 
 
"I got a sign from God. That was it," Michallyszyn said. "And I'm in good health and everything, a current pilot. I didn't think much of it, kept flying. A month later, I got the same message, and I said... 'Oh. Maybe it's time.'"

The charity often accepts property donations and resells them to raise money to help those in need of an organ transplant. In this case, Michallyszyn's donation could help another Salem resident — Erik Nowak, the son of one of Michallyszyn's longtime friends. 

"It's mind-boggling, this whole thing with Joe," Nowak said. "Joe knew my dad (George Nowak) — my dad was a city councilor in Salem for 20-something years, was a police officer in Danvers, and like all the old-timers, they know all the people."

Hanging up the hobby

Michallyszyn's affinity for flying came from an uncle "who was into aviation," he said. "That was his life." He was in his 30s when he signed up for flying lessons and earned his license in 1973, at age 36.

Having grown up on the North Shore, Michallyszyn said the region looks different from above.

"When you're 1,000 or 2,000 feet up and never been in an aircraft before, it's hard to pick out where you are, or what it was you were looking at on the ground. You have to become accustomed and learn (the area) all over again," Michallyszyn said. "Anytime you got lost and were flying over land, if you didn't know where you were, all you had to do was fly east because you'd hit the water. You're going to come up to the ocean and pick (landmarks) out from there."

As time went on, Michallyszyn went from being the youngest pilot around to the oldest. He retired from flying last year.

"I hated to give up flying, but I gave it up," Michallyszyn said. "I said, 'how am I going to sell the plane?' So I had a couple people look at it, and for one reason or another, they didn't buy it."

That's when he noticed an ad about tax-deductible donations in the back of a copy of The Salem News. 

"It said, 'donate your car, boat, lawnmower, anything... airplane,'" Michallyszyn said. "And I said, 'airplane! Well I'll be a son of a gun, to a kidney foundation.'"

Each day, 22 people in the United States die while waiting for a kidney transplant. Most wait seven to nine years on the government's deceased organ donor list. Matching Donors tries to make the process move faster by running a network that donors and recipients can find each other on, according to Paul Dooley, its CEO and founder.

The organization also provides support for recipients and donors — covering costs like lodging, food, and rides to the hospital. 

"We can help them with grants, help them with everything," Dooley said. "The average time from when someone gets on our site and gets a transplant is less than six months."

'The caring part of things'

Among those on the list for a kidney is Erik Nowak, 50, superintendent of maintenance at the South Essex Sewerage District. He was a Merchant Marine for 27 years before an unexpected diagnosis of IgA Nephropathy sidelined him two years ago, he explained.

"I reached out to Paul — I know Paul through my brother-in-law," Nowak said. "He said, 'you should give Paul a call,' so I did... and they've been amazing."

Though Nowak is still looking for a donor, he said the organization has provided support in other ways in the meantime.

"Sometimes, having another voice to talk to and understanding... Matching Donors has been that," Nowak said. "The light they're bringing to my whole problem is just making me understand stuff — and that's above and beyond what they're set up to do. It's the caring part of things, the human side."

Nowak admitted not remembering much of Michallyszyn, and Michallyszyn of Nowak. But Michallyszyn became emphatically excited at the mention of Nowak's father, George. The memories for Erik Nowak are fond as well.

"As a kid, I was always in my dad's car, and he'd introduce me to people that'd stop him along the way," Nowak said. "One of my doctors, I was talking to him and he asked, 'how're you dealing with all this?' And I said, 'Doc, I've gotta tell ya, it's mindblowing.'"

Anyone interested in possibly donating to Erik Nowak or learning more about the process and matching with another recipient can go to MatchingDonors.com to register, or call 781-821-2204.

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N737GR: Incident occurred January 15, 2021 at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (KPHF), Virginia

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

Aircraft was taxiing and aircraft slid off the runway into the grass striking a taxiway light. 

Rick Aviation Inc 


Date: 15-JAN-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N737GR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: NEWPORT NEWS
State: VIRGINIA

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N722SA; accident occurred July 09, 2020 at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport (KLEW), Androscoggin County, Maine







Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

L-A Pilots Club LLC


Location: Auburn, Maine
Accident Number: ERA20CA250
Date & Time: July 9, 2020, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N722SA
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 70, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 28, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 148.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 148.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 8.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 13.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N722SA
Model/Series: 172 R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1997 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17280026
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: February 18, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5555.8 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LEW,287 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No
Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Auburn, ME (LEW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Auburn, ME (LEW) 
Type of Clearance: Traffic advisory; VFR flight following
Departure Time: 12:11 Local
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Auburn/Lewiston Muni LEW 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 287 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04 IFR
Approach: None 
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 100 ft VFR
Approach/Landing: Full stop;Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.04861,-70.283607(est)