Friday, February 05, 2021

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N896SJ: Incident occurred February 02, 2021 at Colonel James Jabara Airport (KAAO), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft on landing left wheel locked up, veered off runway and nose gear collapsed. 

Tumbleweed Aviation LLC


Date: 02-FEB-21
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N896SJ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Aeronca 65-TC Defender, N27336: Incident occurred February 02, 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Aircraft landed and made a hard left turning into the grass striking a runway light. 


Date: 02-FEB-21
Time: 20:25:00Z
Regis#: N27336
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 65TC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TULSA
State: OKLAHOMA

Cessna 182R Skylane, N2653: Incident occurred February 02, 2021 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas

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

Aircraft conducting low level pipeline patrol and struck a bird. 

Barr Air Patrol LLC


Date: 02-FEB-21
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N2653
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: BAY CITY
State: TEXAS

Cessna 310R, N3UR: Incident occurred February 03, 2021 at Goodnews Airport (GNU), Alaska

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

Aircraft right main gear collapsed while taxiing for departure and incurred a propeller strike. 

Tucker Aviation Inc 


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N3UR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: TUCKER AVIATION
City: GOODNEWS
State: ALASKA

Cessna 210J Centurion, N210WS: Incident occurred February 03, 2021 in Weston, Broward County, Florida


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made a forced landing on Interstate 75 near Route 27 in Broward County, Florida 


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N210WS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N445ER : Incidents occurred February 03, 2021 and January 24, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida

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

February 03, 2021: Aircraft had a tail strike on landing at Flagler Executive Airport (KFIN), Palm Coast, Florida

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Inc


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 14:40:00Z
Regis#: N445ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY 
City: PALM COAST
State: FLORIDA

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

January 24, 2016: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N491ER, aircraft during maneuver to taxi, wing struck another aircraft wing, Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N445ER at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Florida

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Inc

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Inc

Date:  24-JAN-16
Time:  17:13:00Z
Regis#:  N491ER
Aircraft Make:  CESSNA
Aircraft Model:  172
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Unknown
Flight Phase:  TAXI (TXI)
City:  DAYTONA BEACH
State:  Florida

Piper PA-28-181, N482A: Incidents occurred February 03, 2021 and June 23, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

February 03, 2021:  Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass. 

Archer Aircraft LLC


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N482A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

June 23, 2017: Aircraft experienced a birdstrike.

Date: 23-JUN-17
Time: 17:26:00Z
Regis#: N482A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Bell 206B JetRanger, N820H: Accident occurred February 04, 2021 in Pahokee, Palm Beach 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; Miramar, Florida 
Rolls Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Bell; Fort Worth, Texas

Roma Air Corporation 


Location: Pahokee, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA126
Date & Time: February 4, 2021, 00:15 Local 
Registration: N820H
Aircraft: Bell 206 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use
  
On February 4, 2021, about 0015 eastern standard time, a Bell 206B, N820H, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Pahokee, Florida. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 agricultural flight.
  
According to the pilot, the flight was to maintain crop temperatures above 32° F by rotating a warmer thermocline air layer onto crops using the helicopter’s downwash. The preflight inspection, start, and checks were normal, and the first 2 hours of the flight were uneventful. The pilot reported that at the time of the accident, there was about 45 minutes of fuel remaining.
  
While maneuvering over the crops, at an altitude of about 50 ft, the pilot heard a single chirp with no corresponding caution panel lights; he scanned the instruments and did not observe anything abnormal, then the low rotor horn sounded, and the helicopter immediately started to lose altitude as the rotor speed degraded. The pilot initiated an autorotation but landed hard on uneven terrain. The right skid struck a mound and the left skid touched down in a ditch. The helicopter immediately rolled over and the rotor blades separated as they impacted the surrounding vegetation and terrain. After the helicopter came to rest, a postcrash fire ensued. The pilot and passenger evacuated without injury.
  
A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the helicopter impacted a sugar cane field at an elevation of 10 ft mean sea level. The wreckage debris path was compact; the tail boom and rotor blades were impact separated.
  
The helicopter was recovered from the accident site and retained for additional examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N820H
Model/Series: 206 B 
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: F45,10 ft msl
Observation Time: 00:10 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3000 ft AGL
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pahokee, FL
Destination: Pahokee, FL
  
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: 26.746586,-80.655618 (est)

Piper J3F-50 Cub, N26811: Accident occurred February 03, 2021 at Ojibwa Airpark (D11), Weidman, Isabella County, 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


Location: Weidman, MI
Accident Number: CEN21LA123
Date & Time: February 3, 2021, 16:55 Local
Registration: N26811
Aircraft: Piper J3 
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N26811
Model/Series: J3
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: KMOP,755 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C /-10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mount Pleasant, MI (MOP)
Destination: Weidman, MI

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.720649,-85.002243 (est)

Mooney M20L PFM, N63MP: Incident occurred February 03, 2021 at Winchester Municipal Airport (KBGF), Franklin County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft struck powerlines on final approach.


Date: 04-FEB-21
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N63MP
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: WINCHESTER
State: TENNESSEE

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N50995: Incident occurred February 03, 2021 in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas

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

Aircraft was conducting pipeline work, lost engine power, landed in a field and gear collapsed. 

American Patrols Inc


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N50995
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: BIG SPRING
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N221ST: Accident occurred February 02, 2021 near Worcester Regional Airport (KORH), Massachusetts

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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania  

Forza Management Company 
Location: Leicester, MA
Accident Number: ERA21LA122
Date & Time: February 2, 2021, 16:45 Local
Registration: N221ST
Aircraft: Piper PA46 
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 2, 2021, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-46-350P, N221ST, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Leicester, Massachusetts. The commercial pilot and two passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the airplane was on approach to runway 11 at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH), Worcester, Massachusetts. During that time, “a little ice” began to build up on the wings and he activated the deicing system (boots) twice upon entering clouds. The elevator then began to shake and become ineffective. In an effort to avoid a stall, the pilot applied forward yoke control and the airplane contacted a tree and came to rest upright in the front yard of a residence about 3 miles from the runway 11 threshold.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper Registration: N221ST
Model/Series: PA46 350P
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: ORH, 1009 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:42 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 21 knots, 20°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1100 ft AGL
Visibility: 5 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.32 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY) 
Destination: Worcester, MA (ORH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 42.276667,71.959444 (est)












LEICESTER, Massachusetts (WHDH) - An investigation is underway after a plane carrying three people crashed in Leicester on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Emergency crews responding to the area of Moose Hill Road on snowmobiles shortly before 5 p.m. found a plane that had crashed near the Spencer-Leicester line, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson confirmed.

“First thing I thought of was, ‘It’s getting dark quick,” Deputy Fire Chief Matt Tebow said. “If this thing is out in the middle of the woods it’s gonna change our whole rescue effort.”

The three victims were extricated from the wreckage and taken to a local hospital, according to the Spencer Fire Department. There was no word on their condition. The dog was unharmed.

Tebow said one of them was able to walk away from the wreckage and search for help.

The other two were rescued by some passing snowmobilers.

“There were some local kids in the area that were snowmobiling in the area that happened to see what was going on and came and helped us out,” the deputy explained.

The harsh weather and wilderness proved to be a challenge for the rescuers.

“The guys, by the time they got up to the wreckage, they were spent, they were tired,” Tebow said. “They were walking through snow drifts up there up to their knees. Thank god for the snowmobilers in the area who helped us out.”

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known.

Tebow said it was fortunate the crash happened in a remote area.

The FAA and state police are assisting local authorities with the investigation.

Cessna 182Q Skylane II, N4765N: Fatal accident occurred February 02, 2021 in Hackberry, Cameron Parish, Louisiana



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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 


Location: Hackberry, LA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA121
Date & Time: February 2, 2021, 17:44 Local 
Registration: N4765N
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On February 2, 2021, at 1744 central standard time, a Cessna 182, N4765N, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hackberry, Louisiana. The private pilot and flight instructor were fatally injured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to a co-owner of the airplane, the private pilot had just bought a share of the accident airplane and was in the process of accumulating flight hours for complex and higherformance aircraft endorsements. He was in the back seat of the airplane the day before when the two accidents pilots were conducting a training flight. He stated that the private pilot completed the flight maneuvers well and he did not notice anything of concern.

According to the airplane broker, on the day of the accident the private pilot called to report that he had just completed a 1-hour flight in the accident airplane to satisfy the insurance policy requirements. The airplane departed from Southland Field Airport (UXL), Sulphur, Louisiana, about 1326 and terminated about 1436. The recorded ADS-B data revealed that the airplane departed again at 1713 and proceeded south toward the Gulf coast. The data showed that the airplane maneuvered near the coast then proceeded north as the altitude and airspeed increased. The airplane reached about 4,500 ft above ground level (agl), as the airspeed decreased. The airplane began a slow descent, which increased rapidly until the final recorded point. In the last 12 seconds of recorded data, the airplane made a right turn and had descended about 3,200 ft. Figure 1 shows the end of the recorded flight track and the accident location. 

Figure 1. The recorded flight track and accident location overlayed on Google Earth.

Two witnesses were in close proximity to the accident site, but different locations, stated that they observed the airplane in a rapid descent with the nose pointed at the ground. They both observed the bottom of the airplane and did not notice any rotational movement.

The airplane impacted soft ground on an island about 1.5 nautical miles northeast of Hackberry. The initial impact crater extended about 15 ft deep and contained a majority of the airplane, to include the engine, propeller, fuselage, and empennage. A debris field that consisted of the wings and smaller airplane components extended about 40 yards from the crater.

The wreckage was recovered to a secure storage facility where an engine and airframe examination was completed under the supervision of a Federal Aviation Administration inspector. The wings had separated from the fuselage and were crushed aft to the rear wing spar. The empennage was crushed and distorted. Flight control cable continuity was established for all flight control surfaces through tensile overload separations in several locations. The fuel selector valve was found positioned to feed from both fuel tanks. The engine sustained significant impact damage and was saturated with mud. The crankshaft sheared aft of the propeller flange. Two of the propeller blades remained attached to the propeller hub and one blade was not recovered. The engine was unable to rotate through due to the impact damage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4765N
Model/Series: 182Q 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:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLCH,9 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sulphur, LA (KUXL)
Destination: Hackberry, LA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 30.009412,-93.330048 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Rock Palermo
December 02, 1965 - February 02, 2021

Joseph “Rock” Palermo, III, 55, passed away on February 2, 2021.

Rock is survived by his wife of 27 years, Kim; three children, Rachel Palermo, Ryan Palermo (Madison), and Sarah Palermo; mother, Jackie Palermo; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jenny and Reggie Keogh; brother, Lance Palermo (Tonia); sisters, Ashley Palermo (Nick Goodling) and Alisha Palermo; brother-in-law, Scott Seeliger (Sheila); sister-in-law, Keri Keogh (Dave); nieces and nephews, Mikayla Seeliger, Mikenna Seeliger, Grayson Palermo, Addison Goodling, and Reid Goodling; aunts and uncles, Mary Ann Fiorenza, Tony Palermo, Sr. (Tina), Gil Manuel (Brenda), Johnny Manuel (Mona), Phil Manuel (Pam), and Matt Manuel (Carey); and numerous loving cousins and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph R. Palermo, Jr.

Rock delighted in all things involving his family. He could not have been prouder of his children. He enjoyed every minute spent with them, from discussing politics and world travel with Rachel to attending Ryan’s baseball games to listening to Sarah play guitar and speak the Spanish language.  No words exist to describe the void that will be left by Rock’s absence.  He was simultaneously their biggest cheerleader and real life superhero. A talented photographer, he documented his family’s numerous trips and adventures. An avid SCUBA diver and instructor, Rock first met Kim while teaching her SCUBA diving class.  They introduced their family to the joys of diving.

His most cherished hobby, passed on by his father, was flying. He was happiest in the clouds. He was a certified flight instructor and passed on his joy of flying to many. He was an FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot with airplane, jet and helicopter ratings.  He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary, and held the rank of Colonel. He served as secretary of the board of the Lake Charles Regional Airport Authority. Rock’s love for flying connected him to a childhood dream of policing his neighbors on Palermo Drive. His love for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department enabled him to serve his community as Captain of the Aviation Unit.Rock graduated from LSU Law School in 1992 and from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in 1987. While at LSU Law School he was selected to the Moot Court Board. Rock was a respected attorney and member of the Louisiana Bar.  He was a partner in the firm of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson in Lake Charles, and he was a founding member of the Judge Albert Tate Inn of Court. Rock was a member of LSU Law Center Board of Trustees, American Board of Trial Advocates and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He serves on the LSU Law Center Trial Advocacy faculty.

Visitation services will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. with a Scripture Service to be held at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 1800 Country Club Rd., Lake Charles. Visitation will resume on Saturday February 6, 2021 at Trinity Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be observed at 12 noon on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 935 Bilbo Street, Lake Charles, Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Charles has been entrusted with arrangements. The family respectfully asks that visitors wear masks and practice social distancing, adhering to local regulations regarding COVID-19. 

Rock’s friends numbered in the thousands, and the family wishes it could acknowledge everyone who impacted Rock’s life.  The following individuals will serve as pallbearers:  Jay Bice, Kevin Derousselle, John Emerson, Ellis Hassien, Tony Mancuso, Rob Parrish, Poncho Seaford, and Matt Vezinot.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a charitable donation to The St. Nicholas Center for Children in Lake Charles, LA (www.stnickcenter.org) or Concerns of Police Survivors (www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org).

Don Clements
June 12, 1965 - February 2, 2021

Richard Don Clements, 55, a well-respected financial planner and talented musician, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in an aviation accident.

At the time of his death, Don was a partner in the Global Asset Management Group (Raymond James) in Lake Charles, LA. Don, a Certified Financial Planner CFP® professional, had been active in investing and financial planning since 2002.  Don was passionate about helping clients prepare financially for their best life possible. In addition to holding the prestigious Certified Financial Planner® certificate, Don held advanced designations in the field of retirement income planning, RICP®, and retirement plans, CRPC®.  Prior to his career as a Financial Advisor, Don worked as a trader in the energy business, and as a CPA in a public accounting firm. Don graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University.

On January 30, 1993, Don married the love of his life, Nancy Edith Shaddock Clements, at the First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles, LA.  Little did they know but nine (9) years later, in 2002, Nancy, Don and their two children, Will and Mary Kathryn would become devoted members of First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. Don was a talented guitarist and was a treasured member of the worship team at First United Methodist Church.

Besides being a talented musician, Don loved to travel, hike, fish and hunt. In 2012 Don completed a lifetime goal of traveling to Africa and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.  He was a lifetime member of the Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Louisiana’s marine resources. Don and his wife, Nancy chaired the Big Lake Invitational Fishing Tournament for many years.   Don was also a proud supporter of the Boy Scout’s of America, and especially proud of his son, Will, becoming an Eagle Scout with Troup 5, which is associated with the First United Methodist Church.   Don was a member of the Krewe of Contraband. One of his proudest moments was in 2016 when he presented his daughter, Mary Kathryn as the Princess “Music of Lincoln Center”. Don was honored in 2015 as a Duke by the Krewe of Mystique for the many contributions he made to the community.  When Don wasn’t involved in hunting, fishing, and music, he was at home in his beautiful rose garden and vegetable garden, which he nurtured in order to bring fresh roses and vegetables on a regular basis to his beloved wife, Nancy.

Don is survived by his wife, Nancy Edith Shaddock Clements, and their two children, Mary Kathryn Clements and William Don Clements.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Don Clements, Sr. but is survived by his mother, Carolyn Joy Templeton Clements and his brother, Kirk Alan Clements, both of whom reside in Denton, Texas.  Don was dearly loved by the entire Shaddock family, numerous relatives and friends.

 A celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM at First United Methodist Church located at 812 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.  Visitation will be at the church from 12:00-3:00 pm.  Pallbearers are Todd Ammons, Kirk Clements, Bob Harp, Joseph Pousson, Kevin Robbins, and Henry Riquelmy.  Honorary Pallbearers are William Don Clements, William Edward Shaddock, Jr., Stephen Gorham Shaddock, William Edward Shaddock II MD, Brian Ray Jones and William Craig Jones.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the music mission at First United Methodist Church in Lake Charles or to a charity of your choice.

Cessna A185E Skywagon, N9725Z: Fatal accident occurred February 04, 2021 in Chitina, 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 Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska 
Copper Valley Air Service; Glennallen, Alaska
Cessna / Textron Aircraft; Wichita, Kansas

Copper Valley Air Service


Location: Chitina, AK 
Accident Number: ANC21FA015
Date & Time: February 4, 2021, 10:51 Local
Registration: N9725Z
Aircraft: Cessna 185 
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Scheduled

On February 4, 2021, about 1051 Alaska standard time, a Cessna A185E, N9725Z, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident about 14 miles northeast of Chitina, Alaska. The commercial pilot and the passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 scheduled passenger flight.

According to the director of operations of Copper Valley Air Service, the flight was a twice weekly scheduled flight with a planned route from Gulkana (PAGK) to McCarthy (PAMX) to Dan Creek, returning to PAGK. The flight departed PAGK at about 1021 destined for PAMX.

A Garmin 696 GPSMAP was recovered from the accident site, and the damaged GPS unit was shipped to the NTSB’s vehicle recorder laboratory in Washington D.C. A preliminary review of GPS data logs recovered from the unit revealed a date and time that did not correspond to the accident flight. However, a data log was discovered that corresponded to the last flight and ended near the accident location. That data log revealed that after departure, the airplane climbed to a GPS altitude of about 7,500 ft and continued on a southeast track for about 10 minutes with a groundspeed between 120 and 130 knots (kts). The data showed that, about 2 minutes before the accident, the airplane began a gradual right turn to the south and began a descent, which averaged about 859 ft per minute. The last fully recorded inflight data point was at 1050:52, when the airplane was at a GPS altitude of 5,715 ft with a groundspeed of 154 kts and on a track of 282°. (See Figure 1 - Preliminary GPS flight track data.)

Figure 1 – Preliminary GPS flight track data.

The wreckage was found scattered over mountainous tree-covered terrain northeast of Chitina on the north side of the Chitina River valley. The main wreckage included both wheel penetration skis, engine, firewall, main fuselage, instrument panel, and left wing. The debris field was about 642 ft long by about 430 ft wide and contained the separated empennage, right outboard wing, and right inboard wing. (See Figure 2 - Debris field.)

Figure 2 - Debris field

The Airglass, Inc., model LW3600 skis remained attached to their respective attach points, and all ski arresting cables, bungees, and rigging were intact and attached to their respective attach points. No preimpact mechanical anomalies were noted with the skis or their rigging. (See Figure 3 – Main wreckage site) Flight control continuity could not be established due to numerous separations in the
flight control system. The wreckage has been recovered for further examination. 

Figure 3 - Main wreckage site note: both wheel penetration skis.

Two good samaritan pilots who responded to the accident site shortly after the accident reported a stratus layer of clouds in the vicinity of the accident that was moving eastward and dissipating with good visibility above and below the cloud layer with tops estimated at 4,000 to 5,000 ft above mean sea level (msl). Neither pilot reported turbulence, and one pilot who responded from PAGK reported no turbulence or significant winds aloft from the surface to 5,500 ft msl.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N9725Z
Model/Series: 185 E 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135), On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAGK, 1562 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 53 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -22°C /-26°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Glennallen, AK (PAGK)
Destination: McCarthy, AK (PMXY)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 61.584722,-144.04583 

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Christopher Michael Maize

Christopher Michael Maize

Christopher Michael Maize was born on March 11, 1975 in Mesa, Arizona and died unexpectedly on February 4, 2021 in a plane crash in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Chris was a gentle, humble man of few words, yet he impacted many people during his life.  He loved Jesus Christ with a fierce passion and sought to follow Him in everything he did. His single goal in life was to use his many talents of art, writing, music, leather working, engraving, gunsmithing, fly tying, and even knitting for God’s glory.

Chris graduated in 1993 from Camp Verde High School. He attended Yavapai College and studied Graphic Design.

Chris met his wife, Lari Gary in Phoenix and they were married in 2001. They were blessed with two daughters, Junior and Rusty, that were his absolute pride and joy.

Chris embodied the Alaskan spirit and one of his greatest passions, besides Jesus and his family, was flying. He was a conscientious and highly skilled pilot who was well respected in the Alaskan aviation community.

Chris flew the U.S. mail and passengers through the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to remote McCarthy for Copper Valley Air Service.

He loved the peaceful solitude of flying in the winter surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the United States. He often commented how he had seen places only few people in the world had ever seen. He lived and died doing what he loved.

Christopher is survived by his wife, Lari; two daughters, Junior and Rusty; father, Ladd (Gwena); mother, Vickie (Kevin); brother, Sean; sisters, Allie and Kelly; nephews, Laddie and Sam; nieces, Giana and Gracie as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Betty Wright and Al and Jean Maize.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2 pm at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts in Camp Verde, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Christopher Maize Memorial Scholarship at https://gofund.me/a4228173, to continue Chris’ life work of inspiring and blessing others.

For such a quiet man, the impact of his life speaks volumes. We are all better for knowing him and he will be missed every single day. But we are assured that he is with his Savior, Jesus Christ and that gives us hope and peace in such a difficult time.

Chris recently wrote down his life mission statement which said, “I am not my own. I exist for God’s pleasure and in that I will find my own. The gifts He has given me, flight, art, storytelling, resources and discernment…and any other blessing He chooses to bestow, I will strive to use for his glory. I will ask myself ‘How can I use this gift to share the love of Jesus to someone in the world’…not someday in the distant future, not even tomorrow, but ‘How can I show the love of Jesus through this gift Today!’ Without Jesus, nothing else matters. But with Jesus, nothing else matters!”

Andrew Broders

Andrew Broders, a Washington state man who worked in Cordova as a fisherman, died in a February 4 plane crash along with pilot Christopher Maize. Nick Carr, Broders’s cousin, submitted the following letter.

Andy has been traveling to Cordova to fish since he was 4 years old. He comes from a family of fishermen, his father, his uncle, and several of his cousins all have owned and operated boats in multiple West Coast fisheries. Andy began following his father, Ray Broders, to Cordova for the fishing season since the age of 4. Andy was an adventurous soul and never backing down from an adventure or a challenge. Following in the footsteps of our grandfather, who joined the Navy as a machinist’s mate following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Andy joined the Navy immediately out of high school in 2003 and served as a machinist’s mate on our nation’s submarines. After his year enlistment and marrying his wife Jes, Andy moved back home to his ancestral home of Discovery Bay, Washington. After coming home, Andy fished the Copper River Salmon Season, the Puget Sound Dungeness Season, and started an oyster aquaculture business. He purchased a gold claim near Dan Creek, Alaska three summers ago and would travel there once or twice a year to pan for gold, not so much for the shiny rocks themselves, but for the adventure and story in the finding of shiny rocks. He was extremely excited to pan gold this year, to brave the elements alone with his waxed canvas tent. He was on his way to that claim when the Cessna 185 he was riding in appears to have broken apart mid-air.

Andy was kind, honest, and helpful. In my 35 years on this earth with him, I never heard him once say a mean or negative thing to anyone. If he thought that someone needed help, he would offer it. He was a jolly, cheerful soul, always quick with a laugh and smile.

He will be greatly missed by his friends and family, but most of all by his wife Jes and his father Ray.

Respectfully,
Nick Carr
Newport, Rhode Island

Andrew Broders

Christopher Maize

Our friend, Chris Maize, was unexpectedly called to his heavenly home on February 4th flying in the Wrangell Mountains. Chris is survived by his loving wife, Lari, and two daughters, Junior and Rusty.  Chris was a gentle, kind and humble man who was a diligent and careful pilot who loved sharing Alaska and the National Park with visitors.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made here. Additional funds will go to a scholarship in Chris' name.  We are very appreciative of the support from our friends, family, and community during these difficult times.


A pilot from Anchorage and Glennallen and a passenger from out of state were the two people killed in a plane crash last week in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.

The Cessna 185 may have broken up in midair near Chitina on Feb. 4, according to a federal investigators. Pilot Christopher Maize, 45, and 36-year-old passenger Andrew Broders of Washington both died in the crash.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified about the crash just before noon when an emergency locator transmitter was activated from the Copper Valley Air Service plane. The crash was in a remote, mountainous area roughly 13 miles northeast of Chitina and in a wooded section of a gradual slope, troopers wrote in an online report.

A crew from the rescue center flew to the area on the day of the crash and confirmed no one had survived. Officials returned to the site the next day but did not recover the bodies until Saturday, troopers said. An NTSB investigator was expected to reach the scene Tuesday and help with wreckage recovery, the organization said.

The plane, which also carried U.S. mail, was flying from Gulkana to McCarthy when it crashed.

Rescuers described the debris as being in two distinct locations, which could indicate the airplane may have broken apart in flight, said Clint Johnson, Alaska chief for the National Transportation Safety Board. Midair breakups are uncommon and often involve bad weather. Johnson said investigators are looking into the weather, but that it did not appear to be an immediate factor.

In an online fundraiser, Maize was described by friends as “a gentle, kind and humble man who was a diligent and careful pilot who loved sharing Alaska and the National Park with visitors.”

The Copper Valley Air Service is family owned and based at Gulkana Airport in Glennallen, according to the company website. The company specializes in flightseeing tours, air taxi and charter services, backcountry or hunting drop offs in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Copper River Basin and McCarthy to Kennicott.


Alaska State Troopers have identified two people killed in last week's crash of a small plane in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Pilot Christopher Maize, 45, of Anchorage and Glennallen and 36-year-old Andrew Broders of Washington state died in the Feb. 4 crash, authorities said.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified just when an emergency locator transmitter was activated in the Cessna A185E Skywagon.

The aircraft, which also carried U.S. mail, was flying from Gulkana to McCarthy. The plane fell in a remote, forested area about 13 miles (21 kilometers) northeast of Chitina.

Rescue center personnel flew to the area on the day of the crash and confirmed no one survived.

In an online fundraiser, Maize was described by friends as “a gentle, kind and humble man who was a diligent and careful pilot who loved sharing Alaska and the National Park with visitors.”

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Cessna A185E Skywagon was on a flight operated by Copper Valley Air Service.

Clint Johnson, the agency's Alaska chief, said early findings indicate the plane may have broken up during flight.

The main fuselage landed in one location and the tail and other debris were found about 200 yards (183 meters) away, Johnson said.

Midair breakups are unusual and often involve flights in bad weather. Investigators are considering the weather at the time of the crash, which was cold but did not immediately appear to be a factor, Johnson said.

A structural engineer and an Alaska-based investigator were expected to travel to the site in Wrangell-St. Elias, the largest U.S. national park, spanning more than 20,300 square miles (52,577 square kilometers).

The wreckage will be recovered for examination, Johnson said.

Copper Valley Air Service is a family-owned business specializing in sightseeing flights, air taxi and charter services and backcountry or hunting transport, the company’s website said.

Cessna 150F, N8107S: Accident occurred February 04, 2021 near Flabob Airport (KRIR), Jurupa Valley, 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; Riverside, California Location: Riverside, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA104
Date & Time: February 4, 2021, 12:40 Local 
Registration: N8107S
Aircraft: Cessna 150 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Banner tow

On February 09, 2021, about 1240 pacific standard time, a Cessna 150F airplane, N8107S, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident in Riverside, California. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 banner towing flight.

According to the pilot, after releasing the airplane’s banner about midfield, she applied full power to go-around, made left traffic, and climbed 1,800 ft above ground level (AGL) which was the traffic pattern altitude (TPA). The pilot set-up for an approach to runway 06, but on short final elected to go around, “due to extreme windshear I was experiencing.”

The pilot applied full power, turned off the carburetor heat, retracted the flaps to 0° and attempted a climb to TPA. The pilot reported that during the climbing left turn to crosswind, the engine sputtered and a loss of “about 40 percent thrust.” The pilot completed the engine failure checklist, but the engine continued to sputter. The pilot continued the left turn from crosswind and established an approach to perform a forced landing on runway 24. However, the airplane encountered a gusting tailwind, and the airspeed was too fast to safely land on runway 24.

The pilot aborted the landing on runway 24 and established a climb with what she estimated to be “about 40-percent” of the engine’s available power. She recalled that her intent was to continue the climb and make a 270° right turn and land on runway 06. The airplane’s engine subsequently lost total power on the approach to runway 06 and the propeller stopped spinning. The pilot attempted two aerial engine restarts to no avail. The airplane was about 300 ft AGL when the pilot spotted a highway which appeared to have no ground vehicle traffic, “and I attempted a normal landing.” The airplane subsequently collided with a tree and terrain. The airplane’s nose landing gear collapsed immediately after contacting the ground. The right wing impacted two parked cars located on the right side of the road, and the airplane skidded about 500 ft to a stop.

Figure 1: View of the substantial damage to both wings and the vertical stabilizer (Courtesy of FAA)


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8107S
Model/Series: 150 F 
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: KRAL,819 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2600 ft AGL
Visibility: 8 miles
Altimeter Setting: 3000 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Riverside, CA 
Destination: Riverside, 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: 33.988833,-117.40983 (est)

Piper J3C-65, N88404: Incident occurred February 03, 2021 at Vansant Airport (9N1), Erwinna, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft landed and ground looped incurring a propeller strike. 


Date: 03-FEB-21
Time: 17:55:00Z
Regis#: N88404
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ERWINNA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Mooney M20R, N22184: Incident occurred February 04, 2021 at Quonset State Airport (KOQU), North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking a runway light. 


Date: 05-FEB-21
Time: 00:28:00Z
Regis#: N22184
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH KINGSTOWN
State: RHODE ISLAND