Sunday, May 30, 2021

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N155CT: Accident occurred May 27, 2021 at Prescott Regional Airport (KPRC), Yavapai 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

OutsideLoop LLC


Location: Prescott, AZ
Accident Number: WPR21LA209
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 11:50 Local 
Registration: N155CT
Aircraft: Cessna TR182
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N155CT
Model/Series: TR182
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: KPRC,5052 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
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: 34.654833,-112.41922 (est)

Air Tractor AT-602, N602NY: Accidents occurred May 27, 2021 and July 03, 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; Little Rock, Arkansas

Freppon Farm Equipment LLC


Location: Trumann, AR
Accident Number: CEN21LA240
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 18:06 Local
Registration: N602NY
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT602 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N602NY
Model/Series: AT602 NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code: PMZG

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: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.60145,-90.59085

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; Little Rock, Arkansas

Location: Weldon, AR
Accident Number: CEN20LA269
Date & Time: 07/03/2020, 1700 CDT
Registration: N602NY
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On July 3, 2020, about 1700 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-602 airplane, N602NY, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Weldon, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 agricultural flight.

The pilot stated that he departed a private airstrip near Weldon, Arkansas, about 1650 with about 75 gallons of Jet-A fuel and a load of dry granular fertilizer. The pilot reported that the aerial-application portion of the flight was uneventful; however, as he was returning to base the airplane had a total loss of engine power about 3 miles from the airstrip. The pilot stated that the airplane was established in cruise flight about 400 ft above ground level when the engine "spooled down." The pilot stated that he was unable to restore engine power by advancing the power and propeller levers to full forward and activating the fuel boost pump and ignitors. The pilot did not recall looking at the cockpit engine gauges after the loss of engine power. The pilot stated that he lost directional control of the airplane after he made a firm landing in an open field. The pilot estimated that the flight was about 10 minutes in duration. The aft fuselage sustained substantial damage when the tailwheel separated during the ground loop after landing.

On July 6, 2020, before he notified the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the accident, the pilot had his aviation mechanic examine the airplane at the accident site to begin a repair estimate. The mechanic stated that there was ample fuel in the fuel tanks and that he was able to start up and run the engine at the accident site. The mechanic noted that the engine responded to his power lever inputs, his movement of the propeller lever cycled the propeller without any anomalies, and that the engine could generate 1,500 propeller rpm. The mechanic stated that all observed engine parameters were nominal during the engine test run at the accident site.

The airplane was partially disassembled and recovered from the field to a repair station for repairs and examinations. The recovery crew reported that about 56 gallons of fuel was drained from the wing tanks, and that the recovered fuel was evenly distributed between the wing fuel tanks. A FAA inspector reported that the fuel lines, fuel tank inlet screens, and fuel filters were free of any blockage, water, or significant particles. The airplane's digital fuel management system indicated that 50.3 gallons of fuel was remaining after the postaccident engine test run at the accident site.

The entire airplane was retained for additional examination and testing after multiple airframe repairs have been completed. The engine, a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-65AG, serial number PCE-PN0209, had accumulated 1,521.6 hours since new. The engine had accumulated 141 hours since it was last inspected on May 1, 2020. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N602NY
Model/Series: AT 602 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: PMZ Flying Service
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: M19, 239 ft msl
Observation Time: 1656 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 24°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Weldon, AR (PVT)
Destination: Weldon, AR (PVT)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.462778, -91.176944 (est)

Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion, N4994K: Incident occurred May 27, 2021 at Charles M Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (KSTS), Santa Rosa, California

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

Aircraft left the taxiway and struck taxiway lights. 


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N4994K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ROSA
State: CALIFORNIA

Gulfstream IV, N888LD: Incident occurred May 27, 2021 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Atlanta, Georgia

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

Aircraft blew two tires on landing damaging No. 1 engine and left wing flaps.

JLSSAA LLC


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 22:50:00Z
Regis#: N888LD
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: G-IV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: SUPERIOR TRANSPORTATION ASSOC
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Pipistrel LSA SRL Sinus, N51PU: Incident occurred May 27, 2021 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made a forced landing in a field. 

Purdue University


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 13:07:00Z
Regis#: N51PU
Aircraft Make: PIPISTREL
Aircraft Model: SINUS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CRAWFORDSVILLE
State: INDIANA

Early Bird Jenny, N831HC: Fatal accident occurred May 27, 2021 near Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport (KSIF), Reidsville, North Carolina

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.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Location: Stoneville, NC 
Accident Number: WPR21FA210
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 18:35 Local
Registration: N831HC
Aircraft: MARK COBY EARLY BIRD JENNY
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 27, 2021, about 1835 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Early Bird Jenny, N831HC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Stoneville, North Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The co-owner/builder of the airplane stated that he flew the airplane the morning of the accident, returning to the airport after about 30 minutes due to rain. He and the accident pilot, who was the other owner/builder of the airplane, moved the airplane into the hangar, where they waited for the rain to move through the area. The co-owner reported that his flight was uneventful and that the airplane
performed well and handled as expected, though the takeoff profile was “flatter than usual” due to the warmer temperature that day. Later that afternoon, the accident pilot departed on his flight.

The co-owner reported that the pilot’s taxi to runway 31 was normal, and that the engine was producing power, but that the takeoff did not “look right.” Both he and another witness to the accident reported that the airplane was climbing in a nose-high attitude and appeared slow before the wings began to rock back and forth. About 150 ft above the ground, the right wing dropped, the airplane impacted terrain next to the runway, and a post-impact fire ensued.

The accident site was located about 175 ft north of the runway 31/13 centerline and about 2,500 ft from the runway 31 threshold. The airplane came to rest on a southerly heading and was destroyed by the post-impact fire. All major components of the airplane were accounted for at the site, and flight control continuity was established from the flight control surfaces to the cockpit area. The wooden propeller was highly fragmented and separated from the engine. The engine displayed extensive thermal damage. The crankshaft could not be rotated by hand, but valve train continuity was displayed upon rotation of the camshaft. The throttle control cable was continuous from the carburetor to the cockpit area.

Reported weather conditions at the airport around the time of the accident included calm wind, temperature 27°C, dew point 18°C, and an altimeter setting of 29.97 inHg. Calculated density altitude was about 2,446 ft. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MARK COBY
Registration: N831HC
Model/Series: EARLY BIRD JENNY 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KSIF,693 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9500 ft AGL
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Stoneville, NC
Destination: Stoneville, NC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 36.437468,-79.850441 (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.
 
 


ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, North Carolina — A pilot has died in a small plane crash at Shiloh Airport in Rockingham County.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said the plane crashed Thursday evening just before 7 p.m. at Shiloh Airport on Settles Bridge Road in Stoneville. 

Investigators said the plane caught on fire in the crash.

The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said they will not be releasing the name of the pilot at this time.

"We're sorry for their loss and it certainly is tragic for the individual and families involved. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family," Rodney Cates said with Rockingham County Emergency Services. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and began its investigation Friday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into what caused the crash.

"We spoke with one witness earlier this afternoon who said he saw the airplane taking off. It reached an altitude of about 100 feet or so and then entered a turn and then impacted terrain," said Allison Diaz of the NTSB.

Investigators have not released the identity of the pilot. However, they identified the plane as an Early Bird Jenny, which is an amateur-built replica of a World War 1 plane.

Airport staff said the pilot who co-owned the plane was a regular at the airport and a plane enthusiast. They said he had just finished building the plane there 3 months ago and was flying locally to get the required flight hours for the certification process. No information was readily available about how many flight hours the plane had accumulated before the crash.

"Will be looking at the engine, looking for maintenance records on the airplane as well as delving into the pilot's experience and qualifications," Diaz said.

Investigators said they'll also look to see if the weather conditions at the time of the crash played any role.

The NTSB said a preliminary report on the crash would be available in two weeks while the full investigative report could take 12 to 18 months.

Grumman-Schweizer G-164B, N8376K: Accident May 27, 2021 near Lakefield Airport (KCQA), Celina, Mercer County, Ohio

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; Columbus, Ohio

Gaerte Ag Service LLC


Location: Celina, OH
Accident Number: CEN21LA237
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 07:50 Local 
Registration: N8376K
Aircraft: Grumman G164 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On May 27, 2021, about 0750 central daylight time, a Grumman G-164B airplane, N8376K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Celina, Ohio. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerialapplication flight.

The pilot stated that he departed on the local flight with about 80 gallons of Jet-A aviation fuel and a 240-gallon mixture of fungicide and insecticide. The winds were light out of the east with a few clouds 3,000-4,000 ft above ground level. The pilot stated that shortly after takeoff from runway 8 he felt the engine lose thrust, but the engine speed remained at 100% according to the airplane’s cockpit indicator. The pilot established best glide speed and began a slight right turn to avoid trees. He then jettisoned the chemical load in attempt to maintain altitude, but the airplane descended into a waterway about 200 yards south of the departure end of runway 8.

An examination of the propeller revealed it remained attached to the engine propeller shaft flange, and all three blades remained attached to the propeller assembly. All three blades exhibited leading edge gouging, chordwise/rotational scoring on both camber and face sides, bending aft and twisting towards low pitch (Figure 1). All three blades had 3-5 inches of the tip fractured/separated. All observed damage was consistent with impact while the propeller was rotating under power and with high impact forces.



An examination of the engine revealed the control linkage to the propeller pitch control (PPC) was not connected. The associated bracket was not attached to the splined shaft of the PPC, the retaining bolt was loose, and the bolt was not secured by safety wire (Figure 2). The engine was retained for additional examination at the manufacturer.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Grumman 
Registration: N8376K
Model/Series: G164 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAXV,913 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11.9 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 15 knots, 70°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Celina, OH
Destination: Celina, OH

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.481742,-84.548806 (est)

Van's RV-8, N274CV: Accident occurred May 27, 2021 near San Angelo Regional Airport (KSJT), Tom Green County, Texas

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

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas Location: San Angelo, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA243
Date & Time: May 27, 2021, 18:25 Local
Registration: N274CV
Aircraft: PHILLIPS RALPH W VANS RV8 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 27, 2021, about 1825 central daylight time, a Vans RV-8 airplane, N274CV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near San Angelo, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The initial report indicates the pilot reported, “engine failure”, shortly after departure from runway 18. The airplane impacted terrain about 300 yards off the end of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright, with substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. During recovery of the airplane, a fuel smell and evidence of a fuel spill on the ground was noted.

The airplane wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PHILLIPS RALPH W 
Registration: N274CV
Model/Series: VANS RV8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KSJT,1918 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:43 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: San Angelo, TX 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.358029,-100.50069

Pitts S-1C Special, N49MB: Accident occurred May 27, 2021 at Georgetown Municipal Airport (KGTU), Williamson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft incurred a propeller strike when left main gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 21:58:00Z
Regis#: N49MB
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: PITTS SPECIAL
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GEORGETOWN
State: TEXAS

American Aviation AA-1A Trainer, N9416L: Incident occurred May 28, 2021 at Ellington Airport (KEFD), Houston, Harris County, Texas

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

Aircraft bounced on landing and veered off runway damaging nose gear. 
   

Date: 28-MAY-21
Time: 00:50:00Z
Regis#: N9416L
Aircraft Make: AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: AA-1A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-140, N9988W: Incidents occurred May 27, 2021 and April 19, 2018

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

May 27, 2021:  Aircraft nosed into pavement on landing damaging propeller and nose gear at Gregory M. Simmons Memorial Airport (KGZN), Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N9988W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CISCO
State: TEXAS

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

April 19, 2018: Aircraft veered off the runway into the grass at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas.

Date: 19-APR-18
Time: 13:45:00Z
Regis#: N9988W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

Bellanca 7GCBC, N659HC: Accident occurred May 26, 2021 in Birchwood, 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: Birchwood, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA042
Date & Time: May 26, 2021, 17:30 Local 
Registration: N659HC
Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N659HC
Model/Series: 7GCBC
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: PABV,96 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.76 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Anchorage , AK (MRI) 
Destination: Birchwood, AK

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: 61.341339,-148.9988

Boeing A75N1(PT17), N75016: Accident occurred May 26, 2021 near Frazier Lake Airpark (1C9), Hollister, San Benito 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; San Jose, California Location: Hollister, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA208
Date & Time: May 26, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N75016
Aircraft: Boeing A75N1(PT17) 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 26, 2021, about 1430 pacific daylight time, a Boeing A75N1, N75016, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Frazier Lake Airpark (1C9), Hollister, California. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that, after he purchased the accident airplane, he sent the airplane to a local maintenance shop for an annual inspection. A couple of days later, the airplane was returned to service and the pilot received about a three-hour walkaround and preflight covering the details of the airplane.

On the day of the accident, the pilot and a pilot-rated passenger completed a preflight inspection and engine run up with no anomalies noted. They performed 10 full stop takeoff and landings, then flew to Hollister, California to refuel the airplane. The pilot performed another takeoff and landing when they returned to 1C9. During the initial climb out, the airplane stopped gaining altitude. The passenger reported that he noticed that the airplane was not gaining nor losing altitude, so he verified that the propeller lever, the throttle lever, the mixture control lever, and the fuel selector lever, were all in their correct positions. The pilot added that although the “RPMs were just dropping,” the airplane never lost all power. Shortly after, the pilot initiated a right turn to maneuver away from telephone lines and completed a forced landing in a soft dirt field, where airplane came to rest upright.

The airplane and the engine were recovered and will be examined. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing 
Registration: N75016
Model/Series: A75N1(PT17)
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: KCVH,237 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 19 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.952833,-121.46263 (est)

Beech S35 Bonanza, N5831K: Incident occurred May 26, 2021 at Mefford Field Airport (KTLR), Tulare County, California

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

Aircraft right gear collapsed on takeoff. 


Date: 26-MAY-21
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N5831K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: S35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TULARE
State: CALIFORNIA

Boeing 737-800, N8569Z: Incident occurred May 27, 2021 at Denver International Airport (KDEN), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft on departure struck birds, one ingested in the engine and another damaging landing light. 

Southwest Airlines Co


Date: 27-MAY-21
Time: 04:09:00Z
Regis#: N8569Z
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA4390
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Cessna 177RG Cardinal RG, N177H: Incident occurred May 26, 2021 at Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), Sarasota County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed and the gear collapsed. 

Haman Aviation Services LLC


Date: 26-MAY-21
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N177H
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VENICE
State: FLORIDA

Meyers 200A, N489C: Accident occurred May 26, 2021 at The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (KMTH), Marathon, 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; Tampa, Florida


Location: Marathon, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA235
Date & Time: May 26, 2021, 16:09 Local
Registration: N489C
Aircraft: MEYERS INDUSTRIES INC 200A 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MEYERS INDUSTRIES INC 
Registration: N489C
Model/Series: 200A
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: 
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Destination: Marathon, FL

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: 24.726194,-81.051361 (est)

Cessna 172M, N5312H: Incident occurred May 26, 2021 at Pensacola International Airport (KPNS), Escambia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft landed hard and blew a tire. 

Skywarrior Flight Training Inc


Date: 26-MAY-21
Time: 13:47:00Z
Regis#: N5312H
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: PENSACOLA
State: FLORIDA

Airbus A320-200, N601NK: Incident occurred May 25, 2021 near Orlando International Airport (KMCO), Florida

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

Aircraft struck a bird damaging fuselage.

Spirit Airlines Inc


Date: 25-MAY-21
Time: 03:05:00Z
Regis#: N601NK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SPIRIT AIRLINES
Flight Number: NKS1156
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N518SP: Incident occurred May 25, 2021 at Bishop International Airport (KFNT), Flint, Genesee County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft landed and struck a runway light. 

Greater Flint Pilots Associations Inc


Date: 25-MAY-21
Time: 17:19:00Z
Regis#: N518SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FLINT
State: MICHIGAN

Cessna 150L, N10951: Incident occurred May 26, 2021 at Portland-Troutdale Airport (KTTD), Multnomah County, Oregon

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass and a small dent was discovered on left landing gear strut. 

Hobbs Up LLC


Date: 26-MAY-21
Time: 20:28:00Z
Regis#: N10951
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON