Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Beech P35 Bonanza, N426KX: Incident occurred January 26, 2021 at Mesquite Metro Airport (KHQZ), Dallas County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 26-JAN-21
Time: 20:08:00Z
Regis#: N426KX
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: P35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MESQUITE
State: TEXAS

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6518M: Accident occurred June 01, 2020 at Colorado Air and Space Port Airport (KCFO), Adams County, Colorado

 

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; Denver, Colorado

Denver Rock Island Railroad

https://registry.faa.gov/N6518M

Location: Denver, CO 
Accident Number: CEN20CA204
Date & Time: June 1, 2020, 11:20 Local
Registration: N6518M
Aircraft: Stinson 108 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson 
Registration: N6518M
Model/Series: 108 3 
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: KFTG,5513 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Denver, CO (CFO)
Destination: Denver, CO (CFO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: In-flight
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 39.794166,-104.550552 (est)

Super Sportsman, N55BT: Accident occurred January 24, 2021 in Spotted Bear, Flathead County, 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: Spotted Bear, MT
Accident Number: WPR21LA096
Date & Time: January 24, 2021, 10:00 Local 
Registration: N55BT
Aircraft: Heckel Super Sportsman 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Heckel
Registration: N55BT
Model/Series: Super Sportsman
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: KGPI,2973 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C /-9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 47.997177,-113.58001 (est)

Zenair CH 601 HDS Super Zodiac, N444PZ: Accident occurred January 26, 2021 near Skydive Houston Airport (37XA), Waller County, Texas

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; Houston, Texas


Location: Waller, TX 
Accident Number: CEN21LA117
Date & Time: January 26, 2021, 15:25 Local
Registration: N444PZ
Aircraft: Zenair Zodiac 601HDS
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 26, 2021, about 1525 central standard time, a Zenair Zodiac 601 HDS airplane, N444PZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Waller, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the engine lost power shortly after takeoff. He recalled the preflight run-up and takeoff were normal. However, about 150 to 200 ft above ground level, the pilot recalled two “pops” and the engine lost power. He executed a forced landing to an open field.

The airplane sustained damage to both wings and the fuselage. A postaccident engine examination is planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenair Zodiac 
Registration: N444PZ
Model/Series: 601HDS 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KTME, 166 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Waller, TX (37XA)
Destination: Waller, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.992833,-95.930482 (est)





WALLER, Texas (KTRK) -- A pilot has been injured after a plane went down in Waller County Tuesday afternoon.

DPS officials confirmed they were notified at about 4:10 p.m. that the plane went down near Plain View Drive.

The pilot was airlifted to a hospital in unknown condition. The pilot was the sole occupant on the aircraft.

No other injuries have been reported. There's no word yet on what caused the plane to go down.

FAA officials are expected to launch an investigation.

Mooney M-20J, N4474H: Incident occurred January 26, 2021 at Fullerton Municipal Airport (KFUL), Orange County, California

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

Aircraft aborted takeoff and struck a runway light. 


Date: 26-JAN-21
Time: 19:55:00Z
Regis#: N4474H
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FULLERTON
State: CALIFORNIA

Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six, N7122J: Incident occurred January 22, 2021 and Accident occurred February 26, 2018 at Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Mackinac County, Michigan

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

January 22, 2021:  Aircraft struck a runway light on landing at Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Michigan. 

Great Lakes Air Inc


Date: 22-JAN-21
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N7122J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MACKINAC ISLAND
State: MICHIGAN

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:









Location: Mackinac Island, MI
Accident Number: CEN18LA112
Date & Time: 02/26/2018, 0745 EST
Registration: N7122J
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Part(s) separation from AC
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled 

Analysis

During the final approach for the short cross country flight, the pilot heard a "thud." During the landing flare the pilot suspected a landing gear issue and landed as gently as possible. However, the right wing settled onto the runway and was substantially damaged. A postaccident examination revealed that the landing gear had not been reinstalled correctly during maintenance performed in 2013. Only one of the 8 fasteners required for installation was recovered and it was sheered. The damage to the wing and landing gear was consistent with the improper installation of the fasteners and was not impact related. It is likely that the fasteners were either not installed or not torqued properly during the previous maintenance. Subsequent annual and 100-hour inspections did not detect this discrepancy.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The improper reinstallation of the right main landing gear by maintenance personnel which resulted in the separation of the landing gear and the subsequent abnormal runway contact during the landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Main landing gear - Incorrect service/maintenance (Cause)

Personnel issues
Installation - Maintenance personnel (Cause)

Factual Information

On February 26, 2018, about 0745 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six airplane, N7122J, was substantially damaged while landing at the Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD), Mackinac Island, Michigan. The commercial certificated pilot and 4 passengers were not injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Great Lakes Air Inc., under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a non-scheduled passenger flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight departed Mackinac County Airport (83D), St Ignace, Michigan, about 0730, and was en route to KMCD.

According to written statement submitted by the pilot, the airplane was on final approach when he heard a "thud." During the landing flare, the airplane seemed to settle more than normal. The pilot suspected a landing gear problem or a blown tire and decided to continue with the landing. The pilot landed as "gently" as possible; however, the airplane continued to settle, and the right wing touched the ground. He moved the engine throttle control to idle and maintained directional control with the rudder.

A post-accident examination of the airplane, conducted by the responding FAA inspector, revealed substantial damage to the right wing spar. The right main landing gear had separated and was located on the runway, about 200 ft from the arrival threshold. Further examination revealed that the attachment hardware for the right main landing gear was not present in 7 of the 8 mounting holes on the top or bottom mounting brackets. One screw remained in the outboard top bracket of the assembly and was sheered consistent with overload. Several of the holes were elongated consistent with inadequate torque of the fasteners. In addition, fretting was noted at the gear/spar attach point. The sheet metal and mounting surfaces on the wing were otherwise unremarkable.

A review of the maintenance records for the airplane revealed that the right main landing gear cylinder was removed and replaced on December 31, 2013. Several annual inspections had taken place since the replacement of the cylinder. The maintenance records indicated that the work was done in accordance with the Piper Maintenance Manual.

According to the Piper service manual for the airplane, the upper bracket of the assembly required 4 screws to attach the bracket to the wing. The lower bracket of the assembly requires 4 bolt/nut combinations to attach the bracket to the wing. Each fastener should have been torqued to 50 to 70 inch-pounds at installation.




Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 28
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/16/2018
Flight Time:  2621 hours (Total, all aircraft), 104 hours (Total, this make and model), 2494 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 243 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 104 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N7122J
Model/Series: PA 32 260
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-24134
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/26/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6344.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-540-E4B5
Registered Owner: Great Lakes Air Inc
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: Great Lakes Air Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMCD, 741 ft msl
Observation Time: 0736 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: -3°C / -5°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots/ 15 knots, 250°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Saint Ignace, MI (83D)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mackinac Island, MI (KMCD)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mackinac Island Airport (KMCD)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 741 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Ice
Runway Used: 26
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3501 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.876111, -84.636944 (est)

Vans RV-8, N6279G: Incident occurred January 26, 2021 Flying S Ranch Airport (TX37), Bridgeport, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft on departure roll ended up in a ditch. 


Date: 26-JAN-21
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N6279G
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BRIDGEPORT
State: TEXAS

Beech C90A King Air, N266RD: Incident occurred January 25, 2021 at Chinle Municipal Airport (E91), Apache County, Arizona

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

Aircraft slid off the runway and became stuck in the mud. 

Guardian Flight LLC


Date: 26-JAN-21
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N266RD
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: C90A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHINLE
State: ARIZONA

Mooney M20C Ranger, N6728U: Accident occurred June 01, 2020 and Incident occurred April 26, 2020

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; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

https://registry.faa.gov/N6728U

Location: Lahoma, OK
Accident Number: CEN20CA249
Date & Time: June 1, 2020, 17:15 Local
Registration: N6728U
Aircraft: Mooney M20C
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney
Registration: N6728U
Model/Series: M20C No Series 
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: WDG,1167 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:46 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 12000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Oklahoma City, OK (OKC) 
Destination: Lahoma, OK (WDG)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 36.3875,-98.089721 (est)

April 26, 2020: Aircraft on taxi struck a runway edge light.

Date: 26-APR-20
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N6728U
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: OKLAHOMA CITY
State: OKLAHOMA

Diamond DA42 Twin Star, N199TS: Incident occurred January 25, 2021 at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), California

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and left wing contacted the ground.

Plane and Simple LLC


Date: 25-JAN-21
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N199TS
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA42
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VAN NUYS
State: CALIFORNIA

Fuel Related: Jabiru J250-SP, N619J; accident occurred June 01, 2020 in Gulf of Mexico








Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N619J

Location: GULF OF MEXICO, GM
Accident Number: ERA20CA201
Date & Time: 06/01/2020, 1053 EDT
Registration: N619J
Aircraft: JABIRU J250-SP
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel related
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he was conducting a cross country flight and departed the airport with slightly less than 36 gallons of fuel on board. About 1.5 hours into the flight, he noticed that the fuel tank quantities were dropping rapidly. The engine subsequently lost all power, and he set up for a ditching in the Gulf of Mexico. After ditching, the pilot and passenger were picked up by a U.S. Navy helicopter and transported to a local hospital for observation. The airplane eventually sank and was not recovered. The pilot also reported that the engine consumed about 5.5 to 6 gallons of fuel per hour and he suspected a breach of the fuel system prior to the loss of engine power. The airplane was configured with two wing tanks that gravity fed to a header tank; both tanks fed simultaneously utilizing an "On-Off" fuel selector in the cockpit.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:66, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/15/2020
Flight Time:  2000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300 hours (Total, this make and model), 1355 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Registration:N619J 
Model/Series:J250-SP 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:2007 
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 457
Landing Gear Type:Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/15/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 13 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 290 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:3300A 
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EYW, 3 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:22 Nautical Miles 
Observation Time: 1053 EDT
Direction from Accident Site:180° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:120° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Crystal River, FL (CGC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Key West, FL (EYW)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time:0823 EDT 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.015000, -82.112500 (est)

Cessna T240 Corvalis TTx, N565YM: Incident occurred January 19, 2021 in Clearwater, Florida

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


Aircraft landed long and went off the end of the runway and became stuck in the sand. 

HappyFace246VBLLC


Date: 19-JAN-21
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N565YM
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 240
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLEARWATER
State: FLORIDA

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 170, N8282A; accident occurred June 02, 2020 at Bert Mooney Airport (KBTM), Silver Bow County, Montana






Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N8282A

Location: Butte, MT
Accident Number: WPR20CA173
Date & Time: 06/02/2020, 1630 MDT
Registration: N8282A
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during landing with about a 7 knot headwind, just as the airplane was touching down, a "wind event" (turbulence) lifted the airplane airborne. The pilot added power, but the airplane subsequently touched down hard in a 3-point attitude. The lower fuselage was substantially damaged.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/23/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/23/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2422 hours (Total, all aircraft), 19 hours (Total, this make and model), 2350 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8282A
Model/Series: 170 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 25134
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3800 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C145
Registered Owner:On file 
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBTM, 5533 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2253 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 347°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sheridan, WY (SHR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Butte, MT (BTM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Bert Mooney (BTM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation:5550 ft 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.954722, -112.497500 (est)

McDonnell Douglas MD 600N, N60BK: Accident occurred January 22, 2021 in Mankato, Minnesota

 Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota


Rotorcraft main rotor made contact with the straw line running through the landing zone in Lake Crystal.

Brim Equipment Leasing LLC 


Date: 22-JAN-21
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N60BK
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: 600N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MANKATO
State: MINNESOTA

Loss of Control in Flight: Cessna 172R Skyhawk II, N478ER; accident occurred June 03, 2020 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada





Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Hillsboro Aero Academy LLC


Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Accident Number: WPR20CA167
Date & Time: June 3, 2020, 09:45 Local 
Registration: N478ER
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Flight instructor Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 36,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 20, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 6, 2019
Flight Time: 595 hours (Total, all aircraft), 306 hours (Total, this make and model), 533 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 173 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 77 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 29,Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 19, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 71 hours (Total, all aircraft), 71 hours (Total, this make and model), 8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 32 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N478ER
Model/Series: 172 R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17280623
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: May 1, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 84 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 15699.2 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: VGT,2205 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 09:45 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: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Las Vegas, NV (VGT)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 09:45 Local
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: North Las Vegas Airport VGT
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2205 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30L 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.210277,-115.195556(est)

Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, N476BJ: Incident occurred January 24, 2021 at Greater Binghamton Airport (KBGM), Broome County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester, New York

Aircraft taxied off ramp service area into a ditch.

KKMS LLC


Date: 24-JAN-21
Time: 05:20:00Z
Regis#: N476BJ
Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON
Aircraft Model: 400
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: MARTINAIR
City: BINGHAMTON
State: NEW YORK

Grumman G-164B Super Ag Cat, N6944K: Loss of control and runway excursion






























AIRCRAFT: 1979 GRUMMAN AG CAT N6944K, s/n: 526B 
Current Hobbs: 615.0
The last annual inspection was completed on 05/22/20 at 3136.9 AFTT                

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

ENGINE: TPE-331-6, s/n: 20203C     
See log extracts                                     

PROPELLER:  HC-B3TN-5C, s/n: BVA-6320
Overhauled 03/07/17
                          
EQUIPMENT:   
Unknown COMM Radio
Satlok X3 GPS

The nozzles are NOT included with the salvage. 
There is NO spreader included with the salvage.

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 08/31/20, aircraft was damaged in a loss of control and runway excursion at a farm strip near Colquitt, GA.

DAMAGE:  The damage includes but may not be limited to: 
Propeller is bent from sudden stoppage.
Right wingtip and wing are damaged.
Left wing has leading edge damage.
Landing gear appears to be out of alignment and damage is suspected.
Engine has been removed and disassembled and will be returned “dummy stacked”.  

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Colquitt, GA 

REMARKS:  
The nozzles are NOT included with the salvage.  
There is NO spreader included with the salvage.
LOGS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE                           
Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 
Salvage is as is/where is. 
The posting information is the best to our knowledge. 
An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 

WARRANTY: There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage. All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING. Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.)                    

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