Monday, May 10, 2021

Canadair CRJ-200, N832AY: Incident occurred May 09, 2021 at Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP), Pennington County, South Dakota

Endeavor Air

Delta Air Lines

A Delta Air Lines regional jet made an emergency landing Sunday night at Rapid City Regional Airport following an engine failure with the aircraft.

According to initial reports, the flight involved Delta Air Lines flight 5057 from Minneapolis to Rapid City, a Canadair Regional Jet 200 operated by Endeavor Air on behalf of Delta Connection.

The airplane took off from Minneapolis at 9:52 p.m. Central time on Sunday. Emergency reports were sent to Rapid City Fire Department Station 8, located at the airport, that the aircraft was experiencing issues and would make an emergency landing.

According to scanner traffic, dozens of first responders arrived at the airport and staged for the jet's landing. Scanner radio traffic also indicated the Delta Connection jet made a flight detour over the Badlands to dump excess fuel prior to landing.

However, technical specifications for the Canadair Regional Jet 200 indicate the aircraft does not have that capability. Flight tracking software shows the jet did make a slight detour over the Badlands.

The Journal has contacted Delta Air Lines in an attempt to confirm details of the flight and the emergency landing. As of Monday afternoon, the Journal has not received a response from Delta Air Lines.

Kaley Meyer, a passenger on the plane, told the Journal on Monday the pilots notified passengers of the engine failure shortly before landing.

"Basically from my understanding and the pilot that sat next to me something happened with the oil and one of our two engines completely shut off. So, we did a one engine landing. It was the scariest plane ride ever," Meyer said.

"All they said is we were having an emergency landing and that one of our engines wasn’t working and we landed safely shortly after. Our pilots were amazing and calm. (It was a) scary situation that could have been a lot worse, but with the training and skills our guys had we made it safe."

The aircraft landed safely at 10:19 p.m. Mountain time and first responders cleared the plane from any emergency. Normal flight operations resumed at Rapid City Regional Airport approximately 20 minutes after the plane landed.

Airport executive director Patrick Dame was not able to speak on the conditions of the flight itself, referring the Journal to contact Delta Air Lines. Dame said airport and emergency staff were notified of the emergency landing to get assets in place for the landing.

"From our position, it was good to see that there was no issue with this particular landing and they were able to get them to the gate," he said.

In September 2020, airport personnel and first responders held a drill to practice what it would be like if an emergency landing happened as part of the airport's exercise designed to test and evaluate the response plans of agencies. The airport is required to perform full-scale emergency exercises every three years as part of the airport's certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Dame said Monday the September drill was extremely effective in preparing the response to Sunday's emergency landing.

"It's always good to make sure we have the coordination to get other agencies to respond to an incident," he said. "We also do monthly response calls at the airport for our crews that are here to practice on the field."

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N8410L: Incident occurred May 08, 2021 at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (KJQF), Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass. 

Victory Lane Aviation LLC

Date: 08-MAY-21
Time: 15:35:00Z
Regis#: N8410L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N47AF: Accident occurred May 09, 2021 and Incident occurred April 21, 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; Scottsdale, Arizona

Ameriflyers of Texas Inc

Location: Chandler, AZ
Accident Number: WPR21LA193
Date & Time: May 10, 2021, 20:10 Local
Registration: N47AF
Aircraft: Cessna 172R
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N47AF
Model/Series: 172R 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KCHD,1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /-9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Wreckage and Impact Information
Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 33.298771,-111.91578 (est)

CHANDLER, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) - A small plane has gone down near Loop 202 Santan Freeway and McClintock Drive in Chandler.

It happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

Chandler fire officials say a 23-year-old woman was the only person on the plane. She was transported to Chandler Regional Hospital conscious, breathing, and  stable condition.

ADOT cameras showed the small aircraft on the overpass just over the freeway,  upside down, with the tail of the plane sticking up in the air. A number of police cars and an ambulance could be seen at the crash site.

ADOT tweeted that the eastbound exit ramp is closed for the investigation. There was no word on when it would reopen.

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

April 21, 2020: Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field in in Antlers, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma.

Ameriflyers of Texas Inc

Date: 21-APR-20
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N47AF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91

A Wyoming Life: Chuck Guschewsky Loved His Family, His Flying, And His Car Dealerships

Charles Fredrick “Chuck” Guschewsky was born on November 13, 1956 in Lander, Wyoming to James Edward Guschewsky and Alice Marie Accola Guschewsky. He died of cardiac arrest on May 1, 2021.

Services will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the family’s Popo Agie Ranch on Sinks Canyon Road at 3:30 p.m. The Ranch is approximately 3 miles South on Sinks Canyon Road.

There will be parking on the right side of Sinks Canyon Road. Buses will provide transportation to the outdoor venue of the service. People attending the funeral should plan to arrive by 3 p.m. for the service to begin promptly at 3:30 p.m.

At the time of his death, Mr. Guschewsky was CEO of the Fremont Motor car dealer network in Wyoming and Nebraska.

Chuck was baptized, confirmed and married an Episcopalian. The Reverends Walt and Janet Seeley will officiate the service.

He attended school in Lander and always knew he wanted to be in the automobile business. He would go on wrecker calls with his father and he worked washing cars and in the service department while in school.

In high school, he had several “muscle cars.”  He attended college in South Dakota graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. It was here that he met his wife, Catherine Lee “Cathy” Berrie. They were married on April 14, 1979 in Frankfort, Kentucky.

After graduating from college with a business degree, he returned to Lander and joined his father and uncle in the automobile business, which was founded by his grandfather, Clyde Guschewsky in 1938.

His uncle retired in the early 1980s and in 1989, Jim appointed his son President of the company. Chuck’s love for the business and the people propelled the single point business to a company with 550 employees, 12 dealerships, a transportation company, a reconditioning company, and a management company.

Fremont Motor Company is in its fourth generation of ownership. Chuck served on manufacturer advertising boards and on automobile dealer councils. He was recognized on the cover of Dealer Magazine, written about in Automotive News and has multiple awards for excellence in the industry.

Chuck was an avid pilot who earned his license when he was 19 in an aerobatic decathlon and has since flown numerous aircraft including a Beechcraft Duke, a King Air F90 and a TBM 900. As his father taught him to fly, Chuck enjoyed teaching his wife and son-in-law to fly. Flying was more than a business tool to travel to the different dealerships – it was his passion.

Chuck was founder of the Lander Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and was the youngest president of the One Shot Antelope Club. He remained involved in the One Shot and Water for Wildlife throughout his life.

In March 2012, he was Knighted into the Order of St. Hubertus, a hunting brotherhood that he enjoyed until his death. He was on the board of Wyoming Catholic College at the time of his death.

As much as he loved the people he worked with and the communities he served, his family was always his first priority. Quality time was better than quantity to him. Traveling, boating, horseback riding, and skiing were activities that he shared with his family. The family kept a boat on Yellowstone Lake and they never missed a summer on the Lake. Launching the boat was the annual highlight for the family. He took his family on multiple pack trips into the Wind River Mountains and enlisted them to set up “elk camp” above Dubois. He traveled to several countries around the world with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Cathy; two daughters, Alyssa Marie Childers and Arin Elizabeth Emmert; son-in-law, Brandon Lee Emmert; three grandchildren, Augustus Charles “Gus” Childers, Caroline Lee Childers, and Vera Catherine Emmert; two brothers; Robert Clyde Guschewsky and Paul James Guschewsky (Carrie); mother, Alice Marie Guschewsky. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Guschewsky.

Donations to Water for Wildlife, 545 Main Street in Lander or the Wyoming Catholic College, 306 Main Street in Lander would be appreciated.  For more information, contact Hudson’s funeral Home at (307) 332-2221.