Thursday, March 11, 2021

Airbus A320, N918NK: Accident occurred February 08, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, 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.

Spirit Airlines Inc


Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Accident Number: DCA21LA082
Date & Time: February 8, 2021, 08:30 Local
Registration: N918NK
Aircraft: Airbus A320 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 95 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Airbus 
Registration: N918NK
Model/Series: A320 271N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s)Held:  Flag carrier (121)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 5 None 
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 90 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 95 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.683,80.095 (est)

Pilatus PC-12/47E, N112AF: Incident occurred March 10, 2021 at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (KCMH), Columbus, Ohio



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

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Cobalt Air


Date: 10-MAR-21
Time: 14:09:00Z
Regis#: N112AF
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: COBALT AIR
Flight Number: CNS794
FAA FSDO: COLUMBUS FSDO
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO




COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — No one was hurt after a small plane crash landed at John Glenn Columbus International Airport Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson said a Pilatus PC-12 plane had issues with the nose gear. The pilot made an emergency call to the airport tower.

As the plane was landing, the propeller hit the runway, the spokesperson said. Four people were on board, but no one was hurt.



COLUMBUS, Ohio — A single-engine plane's propeller hit the ground during an emergency landing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the airport said the plane had issues with its landing gear in the nose of the plane.

Four people were on the plane.

As the plane landed, the propeller hit the runway as the landing gear was not fully operational, causing the nose of the plane to dip down.

Medics and firefighters responded to the scene.

No one was hurt.

Embraer E175LR, N262NN: Incident occurred March 11, 2021 at Sioux Gateway Airport (KSUX), Woodbury County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft taxiing for departure struck adjacent jet bridge with left wing. 

American Airlines Inc


Date: 11-MAR-21
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N262NN
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL3751
City: SIOUX CITY
State: IOWA

Beechcraft 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, N568P: Accident occurred March 10, 2021 near Colby Municipal Airport / Shalz Field (KCBK) Thomas County, Kansas

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

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas
Location: Colby, KS 
Accident Number: CEN21LA174
Date & Time: March 10, 2021, 02:30 Local 
Registration: N568P
Aircraft: Beech 95-B55 (T42A) 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On March 10, 2021, about 0230 central daylight time, a Beech 95-B55 airplane, N568P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Colby, Kansas. The pilot had minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to information provided by the pilot, before the flight, he had neglected to remove the towbar. When he rotated the airplane for takeoff, the pilot felt the left rudder pedal “go to the floor” and he could not depress the right rudder pedal. The airplane climbed and drifted left of the runway, so the pilot continued the climb to pattern altitude. During the climb, he saw the towbar still attached to the nosewheel through the mirror on the left engine nacelle. The pilot circled over the airport and phoned for assistance. While circling, with the airplane in a left yaw, the right engine lost power. The pilot recalled that the right fuel gage showed
“low” and the left fuel gage was about 1/2 full. The pilot attempted to crossfeed the right engine, but he was unsuccessful in getting the right engine to restart.

Due to difficulty in directional control, the pilot opted to perform a landing to an open field. During the landing, the airplane was substantially damaged.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N568P
Model/Series: 95-B55 (T42A) 
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: Night Dark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCBK,3187 ft msl 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.57 inches 
Hg Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.427669,-101.04859

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) - The pilot of a small airplane escaped serious injury in a crash landing early Wednesday near the Colby airport in western Kansas, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday in a field about a half-mile east of Colby Municipal Airport. The location was about a mile north of the city of Holton in Thomas County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, which investigated the incident, a Beechcraft 95-B55 (T42A) Baron was taking off from the airport when the front wheel dolly didn’t detach from the front wheel.

When the pilot got into the air, the patrol said, he noticed that the wheel dolly was still attached and called the Colby Fire Department.

While fire crews were heading to the scene, the right engine failed and the pilot had to conduct what the patrol called “a major crash landing.”

The pilot, Kelly B. Gabel, 40, of Colby, was taken to Citizens Medical Center in Colby for treatment of what were described as minor injuries. The patrol said Gabel was wearing his safety restraints.

No one else was on board the plane, according to the patrol.

Aerostar Raven S52A, N70467: Incident occurred March 10, 2021 in Nazareth, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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

Balloon struck top of trees and ripped three (3) main powerlines before crashing in a field. 

Balloon Talk LLC


Date: 10-MAR-21
Time: 22:56:00Z
Regis#: N70467
Aircraft Make: AEROSTAR
Aircraft Model: RAVEN S52A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NAZARETH
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Van's RV-14, N276EM: Incident occurred March 10, 2021 at Auburn Municipal Airport (S50), King County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft during landing roll, applied brakes too hard and nose struck the ground. 


Date: 10-MAR-21
Time: 18:03:00Z
Regis#: N276EM
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV14
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AUBURN
State: WASHINGTON