Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N8347P: Fatal accident occurred January 02, 2021 in New Hudson, Oakland County, Michigan

Michele, Dawson and David Compo 


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; Belleville, Michigan 
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 
Lycoming; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 


Location: New Hudson, MI 
Accident Number: CEN21LA104
Date & Time: January 2, 2021, 15:41 Local 
Registration: N8347P
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250 
Injuries: 3 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 2, 2021, at 1541 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-24-250 airplane, N8347P, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in New Hudson, Michigan. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

There was no record that the pilot obtained a weather briefing or filed a flight plan on the day of the accident. He departed Cherokee County Airport (CNI), Canton, GA at 1221 and flew GPS (Global Positioning System) direct at 7,500 ft, estimated to arrive at Y47 at 1542. The pilot was not instrument rated.

About 1457, while inbound at 7,000 ft, the pilot established radio communications with the Detroit TRACON (terminal radar approach control). After the pilot was given the Detroit altimeter setting, the pilot asked the approach controller if there had been any icing PIREPs (pilot reports). The controller replied that there had not been any for the past hour and added that a pilot landing at Willow Run Airport (YIP), Ypsilanti, Michigan, located 16 miles south of Y47, had reported no icing in the clouds, and said the cloud bases were at 300 ft. The controller asked the pilot his intentions, and the pilot replied he would “give it (the approach) a shot.” The pilot added that if he had to make a missed approach, he would proceed to Oakland County International Airport (PTK), Pontiac, Michigan, located 13 miles northeast of Y47. The controller reiterated that the cloud bases in the area were reported to be 300 ft.

The pilot was cleared to descend to 4,000 ft, then to 3,000 ft, and instructed to fly a heading of 020° to intercept the final approach course. The controller then told the pilot to maintain 2,700 ft or above until established on the final approach course. Although the pilot was cleared for the VOR-A or GPS-A approach, it had been NOTAMed (Notice to Airmen) as unavailable. This notice was displayed on the Information Display System (IDS) at the radar position. The controller told the pilot to contact the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) and to report back to him if he executed a missed approach or cancelled his IFR clearance after landing.

The airplane continued to descend to about 1,900 ft msl and passed over Y47. It then appeared to climb slightly to about 2,000 ft before it entered two descending left hand spiral turns at decreasing airspeed. Track data was lost about 1541 near the accident location, which was about ½-mile north of Y47. There was a post-impact fire that destroyed the airplane and did substantial damage to a house.

There were no ground injuries, but a cat inside the house was fatally injured.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N8347P
Model/Series: PA-24-250
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: IMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PTK,981 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 600 ft AGL
Visibility: 8 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Canton, GA (CNI)
Destination: New Hudson, MI (Y47)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: On-ground
Total Injuries: 3 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.509573,-83.623552 (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.













A plane crash killed one family and destroyed the home of another.

Still reeling from the memories and the what-ifs, Lyon Township firefighters spilled their guts regarding their response to the January 2 crash and fire along Dakota Drive.

Their commanders, including Chief Ken Van Sparrentak, were proud of their performance.

But for an after-action report that will help guide future responses, Assistant Chief Reggie Madeline wanted their views on what could have been done better.

They came up with 13 brutal points in the name of improving future responses associated with places like Oakland/Southwest Airport and beyond-the-norm challenges like hazardous materials.

“Knowledge of where equipment is on the truck: we should not be hunting for things at an incident,” the report suggested in areas for improvement.

“A greater sense of urgency is necessary,” another point stated. “Attic access was not made until 20 minutes after arrival. If we did have an attic fire, 20 minutes would have been too late.”

Pumping skills, cell phone use, better radio traffic … With a father, mother and child dead, the firefighters were their harshest critics.

“They were really beating themselves up,” Madeline said. “Is it something that they really did that bad? Probably not. With the outcome and everything that happened, they’re being harsher on themselves and beating themselves up thinking what could I have done better to change the outcome of this.

“To be honest with you nothing that we could have done was going to change the outcome. I think the outcome was decided before we arrived.”

Report summary of events

The after-action report included a tense timeline of their response. Here’s a snippet:   

15:41:21 Plane Crash;

15:42:42 First 911 call to OCSD. Caller states plane hit his neighbor’s house, a single person Cessna, and it’s on fire;

15:43:22 LTFD dispatched;

15:43:54 Reporting party advising occupants are still inside, and plane is on fire;

15:44:28 Caller advising address is 57693 Dakota;

15:45:06 Caller states all occupants are out of the house involved;

15:45:17 HVA en route from Novi. OCSD 1117 reports plane fully involved, house is on fire, with pilot possibly still inside the aircraft.

The after-action report provided a summary of the response and documented the 18 points that firefighters considered their strengths.

Strengths included clear and calm radio communications, quick calls for mutual aid, response times and professionalism.

“There’s always room for improvement but I thought the actions they took that day were practically flawless,” Van Sparrentak said.

The small Lyon Township Fire Department has about 10 full-time personnel and nearly 20 paid, on-call firefighters. South Lyon and Green Oak Township firefighters also responded to the plane crash, remaining on the scene for several hours. Green Oak’s foam extinguished hot spots.

In the days afterward, they also were invited to participate in the critical incident stress debriefing that the Lyon Township fire chief arranged with Oakland County.

“There’s a lot of stress involved in scenes like that and seeing victims like that,” said Van Sparrentak, who has served nearly eight years as township fire chief but never responded to a plane crash into a township home before.

COVID-19 prevented Lyon Township firefighters from their annual visit to the Oakland/Southwest Airport for a tour, rundown of operations and exposure to planes and their fuel systems.

Yet their routine training gave them some knowledge of dealing with flammable liquids and hazardous materials.

“They did all they could ... absolutely,” Oakland County Central Services Director David VanderVeen said. “They were the first responders. They did respond ASAP and did all they could.”

VanderVeen said the Oakland/Southwest Airport’s man on duty the afternoon of January 2 is an on-call firefighter for South Lyon.

He learned from the Federal Aviation Administration that a plane should have arrived earlier. Then, his pager started going off.

Madeline lives near the airport and Dakota Drive. His pager went off. He heard the dispatch for a plane crash. He looked out the window and saw the smoke.  

“I got ready and I started heading toward the station,” he said. “I heard my first truck get enroute. As soon as they called the route, I just (went) right to the structure itself. A plane did crash.”

Madeline was the first on the Dakota Drive scene, which was less than a mile from Lyon Township’s Grand River Avenue station.

Oakland County businessman David Compo, his wife Michele and their son Dawson were returning from Georgia when their small Piper plane slammed into a home.

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicated David Compo, of Northville, encountered landing problems and lacked some key training.

The Mudzwovas – Pride, Danielle and their two children – safely escaped their burning home, which was wrecked by the blaze. They would like to rebuild.

Lyon Township firefighters are responsible for about 33 square miles populated by approximately 20,000 people. Van Sparrentak said firefighters respond to about 1,500 calls a year.


David Compo (left) and long time friend, Bill Phillips, just before takeoff in Compo's plane.


OAKLAND COUNTY, Michigan (WXYZ) — A family of three killed when their private plane crashed into a Lyon Township home on Saturday has been identified.

David S. Compo, former president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan, his wife Michele and their son Dawson all died in the crash when the plane they were flying crashed into a home Saturday afternoon.

“There was a huge cloud of smoke, like really tall flames," said neighbor Chase Southwick. "We thought the whole house was going to be gone.”

There was another family inside the home at the time of the crash that escaped with no injuries, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane went down just a half-mile from the Oakland Southwest Airport. The Northville family was returning from a trip to Canton, Georgia.

David is said to be an experienced pilot. His term as president of the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) recently ended on December 31, the organization said.

“We were fortunate to have David leading our team for 2020,” said Michael Stoskopf, HBA’s CEO. “His involvement, professionalism and experience over the years have been great assets to our organization and he has been a true friend to me as we faced challenge after challenge during this past year.”

Dawson Compo was a recent graduate of Detroit Catholic Central High School, and was a member of the band and cross country team.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate.


Dawson Compo


Detroit Catholic Central High School
 
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dawson Compo '20 and his parents.

Dawson was an active member of our band and cross country communities, and had a bright future ahead of him. As a member of the Class of 2020, Dawson helped set an incredible example of how to persevere through challenging times, and we will continue to lean on our faith and each other for support in this tragic time.

Our prayers are with the extended family, and all those who have been impacted by this loss. The Superior General of the Basilian Fathers, Fr. Kevin J. Storey, and the Presidents of the other Basilian schools extend their deepest sympathies and promise of prayers to the Catholic Central Community. The Guidance Office will also be ready and available to meet with any students who need to talk to someone once we return to the building on Monday.

Detroit Catholic Central High School

David Compo

Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan

It is with the deepest sorrow that we let you know of the death of HBA's 2020 President David S. Compo, his wife Michelle and their son Dawson this afternoon, when their private plane crashed into a home in Lyon Township, just a half a mile from the the Oakland Southwest Airport which was their destination.

The family had flown to Canton, Georgia on December 29 and was returning home today.

The Compo family has been a significant part of HBA's history for decades and David has been instrumental in helping the association weather the many obstacles HBA faced during 2020.
Our hearts go out to David's mother, Janet Compo, who served as HBA's president in 1995, brother Christopher and Lisa Compo and the extended family.
We will contact you with memorial details as they become available.

Sincerely,
Michael C. Stoskopf, CEO
Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan

Aircraft recovery, transportation and storage of N8347P provided by AMF Aviation LLC of Clarksville, Tennessee, on January 4, 2021.

Aircraft recovery, transportation and storage of N8347P provided by AMF Aviation LLC of Clarksville, Tennessee, on January 4, 2021.

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N717DR: Accident occurred May 07, 2021 in Cold Bay, 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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska Location: Cold Bay, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA037
Date & Time: May 7, 2021, 13:00 Local 
Registration: N717DR
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N717DR
Model/Series: PA-18-150
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:
Condition of Light:
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:
Departure Point: Cold Bay, AK
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: 55.2001,-162.71682 (est)

Enstrom F-28F, N8627J: Accident occurred May 09, 2021 in Palmer, 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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Talaheim Air Service LLC 


Location: Palmer, AK 
Accident Number: ANC21LA038
Date & Time: May 9, 2021, 14:40 Local
Registration: N8627J
Aircraft: Enstrom F-28F
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Other work use

On May 9, 2021, about 1440 Alaska daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F, N8627J, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Palmer, Alaska. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 sightseeing tour flight.

The pilot reported that at about 1330 he took over as the pilot for Talahiem Air Service, who was providing helicopter tour flights for the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering that was taking place at the fairgrounds in Palmer. The pilot had fueled the helicopter with 25 gallons of fuel, performed a normal start-up, and he then engaged the belt clutch before the passengers for the flights were escorted to the helicopter. The tour flight was conducted around the local area, for about 15 minutes, terminating back at the fairgrounds. The pilot added that, during the accident flight, while returning to the fairgrounds, the clutch disengage light dimly illuminated, flickered, and then fully illuminated. He reported that there was “no vibration and nothing to indicate that there was any problem”, but he prepared for a sudden belt clutch release. As the pilot started to descend for the approach into the fairgrounds, he felt the belt clutch disengage and the engine RPM separated from the transmission RPM, and the helicopter lost engine power to the main rotor system.

The pilot estimated that the helicopter was at about 200 feet AGL and an airspeed of about 80 MPH when he reduced the throttle, bottomed the collective, and entered an autorotation. The approach and flair were normal as he lined up for an open field with about a 13 MPH tailwind. The helicopter touched down with about 15 MPH of ground speed, and the pilot believed the main rotor RPM was low. During the emergency off-airport landing, the helicopter landed on unstable terrain and slid. Subsequently, the nose of the helicopter descended onto the ground, a main rotor blade impacted the ground in front of the helicopter followed by a main rotor blade impacting the tail section just forward of the stabilizers. The tail boom became partially displaced from the fuselage, and the fuselage, main rotor blades, and tail rotor blades sustained substantial damage. The pilot and two passengers were able to exit the helicopter with no further incident.

The pilot added that at the beginning of the flight, the belt engagement felt normal, the clutch snapped into over-center, and the clutch engagement light went out.

The helicopter was equipped with a Lycoming HIO-360 engine. The helicopter has been recovered and a detailed examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Enstrom 
Registration: N8627J
Model/Series: F-28F
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft external load (133)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAAQ,230 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 18 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Palmer, AK 
Destination: Palmer, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 61.564116,-149.12691 (est)




A sightseeing helicopter crashed Sunday afternoon near the state fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska State Troopers said.

“The pilot and two passengers walked away with no observable injuries although the passengers were later transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center as a precaution,” troopers wrote in an online statement.

The small Enstrom F-28 helicopter operated by Talaheim Air Service had taken off from the fairgrounds and lost power during a sightseeing tour, troopers wrote. The pilot made an emergency landing in an empty field near Outer Springer Loop, and the helicopter was severely damaged, the statement said. Troopers were called to the scene just after 2:30 p.m.

One of the helicopter’s skids became stuck in the ground on landing; the helicopter rolled on its nose and the rotor cut the tail off, according to an accident notification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mark Miller, owner of Talaheim Air Service, said the company was offering short helicopter rides during the Alaska Airmen’s Association tradeshow on Sunday. The annual tradeshow features an aircraft show, a market, food trucks and numerous events and activities, according to the organization’s website.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the helicopter to lose power but Miller said an investigation is ongoing. He said he’s thankful everyone is safe.

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N54140: Accident occurred May 08, 2021 at Ryan Field Airport (KRYN), Pima County, Arizona

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 Location: Tucson, AZ
Accident Number: WPR21LA186
Date & Time: May 8, 2021, 10:45 Local 
Registration: N54140
Aircraft: Cessna 172P 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N54140
Model/Series: 172P 
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: KRYN,2418 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:45 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tucson, AZ 
Destination: Tucson, AZ

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: 32.142211,-111.17457 (est)

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N54PW: Accident occurred May 08, 2021 at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD), 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: San Bernardino, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA188
Date & Time: May 8, 2021, 12:30 Local 
Registration: N54PW
Aircraft: Cessna 182Q
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N54PW
Model/Series: 182Q
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: KSBD,1159 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:58 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Riverside, CA (KRAL) 
Destination: San Bernardino, CA

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: 34.095361,-117.23488

Remos GX, N104GX: Accident occurred May 09, 2021 at Sacramento Mather Airport (KMHR), Sacramento County, 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; Sacramento, California

MedPharm Partners Inc


Location: Sacramento, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA187
Date & Time: May 9, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N104GX
Aircraft: REMOS ACFT GMBH FLUGZEUGBAU REMOS GX
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: REMOS ACFT GMBH FLUGZEUGBAU
Registration: N104GX
Model/Series: REMOS GX 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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

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: 38.555311,-121.29721

Bell 206B, N40YB: Incident occurred May 09, 2021 in Chino, San Bernardino County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Rotorcraft made an off airport landing for unknown reasons. 

888 Aircraft 


Date: 09-MAY-21
Time: 22:06:00Z
Regis#: N40YB
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N610SP: Incident occurred May 08, 2021 at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (KSJC), Santa Clara County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Jose, California

Aircraft landed and upon exiting at the taxiway struck a taxiway light. 

Pocket Rocket LLC


Date: 08-MAY-21
Time: 04:10:00Z
Regis#: N610SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN JOSE
State: CALIFORNIA

Grumman G-164B, N48658: Incident occurred May 08, 2021 in Lemoore, Kings County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

Aircraft landed in a farm field and the gear broke. 

Trinkle Ag Flying


Date: 08-MAY-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N48658
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: G-164B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEMOORE
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N9795B: Accident occurred May 08, 2021 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade 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

Silver Express Company doing business as Flying Academy 


Location: Miami, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA219
Date & Time: May 8, 2021, 12:15 Local
Registration: N9795B
Aircraft: Cessna 172RG 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N9795B
Model/Series: 172RG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTMB,10 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 17 knots / 21 knots, 80°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Marathon, FL (MTH)
Destination: Miami, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 25.643468,-80.435353 (est)

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739YH: Incidents occurred May 08, 2021 and February 14, 2021 at Melbourne International Airport (KMLB), Brevard County, Florida

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

May 08, 2021:  Aircraft cleared for takeoff, lost brakes and went into the grass.   

Melbourne Flight Training LLC


Date: 08-MAY-21
Time: 15:55:00Z
Regis#: N739YH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

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

February 14, 2021:  Aircraft veered off runway during landing.

Melbourne Flight Training LLC


Date: 14-FEB-21
Time: 15:27:00Z
Regis#: N739YH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

Rans S-6ES Coyote, N1949G: Incident occurred May 09, 2021 in Natchitoches, Louisiana

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

Aircraft landed in a field under unknown circumstances.  


Date: 09-MAY-21
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N1949G
Aircraft Make: RANS
Aircraft Model: S-6ES COYOTE
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NATCHITOCHES
State: LOUISIANA

Beech A23, N3549R: Incident occurred May 07, 2021 at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), Kalamazoo County, Michigan

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

Aircraft landed hard, veered off runway and right main gear broke off.  


Date: 07-MAY-21
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N3549R
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KALAMAZOO
State: MICHIGAN

Piper PA-28-161, N536PU: Incident occurred May 09, 2021 at Crystal Airport (KMIC), Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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

Aircraft departed and experienced engine issues and attempted to land on the runway and went into the grass past departure end of the runway.

Metro Aircraft Co 


Date: 09-MAY-21
Time: 14:41:00Z
Regis#: N536PU
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Waco UPF-7, N29923: Incident occurred May 07, 2021 at Olive Branch Airport (KOLV), De Soto County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft landed and veered off the runway into the grass striking a taxiway sign.  

BTB Ltd


Date: 07-MAY-21
Time: 21:02:00Z
Regis#: N29923
Aircraft Make: WACO
Aircraft Model: UPF-7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OLIVE BRANCH
State: MISSISSIPPI

Airbus A320-212, N372NW: Incident occurred May 10, 2021 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

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

Aircraft struck a bird on departure cracking the windshield. 

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 10-MAY-21
Time: 02:36:00Z
Regis#: N372NW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL2281
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Canadair CRJ-200, N8928A: Incidents occurred May 10, 2021 and December 14, 2019

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan 

May 10, 2021:  Aircraft on landing right wing struck the runway at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport (KDTW), Michigan 

Endeavor Air

Delta Connection 


Date: 10-MAY-21
Time: 18:10:00Z
Regis#: N8928A
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL-600-2B19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: EDV4665
City: DETROIT
State: MICHIGAN

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

December 14, 2019: Aircraft during pushback struck a Delta belt loader damaging left wing tip at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia.

Endeavor Air

Delta Connection 


Date: 14-DEC-19
Time: 05:12:00Z
Regis#: N8928A
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL600 2B19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Flight Number: EDV5306
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Van's RV-8, N184RB: Incident occurred May 10, 2021 at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport (KEUG), Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

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

Aircraft taxiing to hangar caught a gust of wind and flipped over. 


Date: 10-MAY-21
Time: 22:25:00Z
Regis#: N184RB
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: EUGENE
State: OREGON