Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Beechcraft A23 Musketeer II, N8780M: Fatal accident occurred June 01, 2021 in Pinnacle, Stokes County, 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. 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina
Textron; Wichita, Kansas 


Location: Pinnacle, NC 
Accident Number: ERA21FA237
Date & Time: June 1, 2021, 17:21 Local
Registration: N8780M
Aircraft: Beech A23 
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 1, 2021, about 1720 eastern daylight time, a Beech A23, N8780M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pinnacle, North Carolina. The student pilot was fatally injured and the flight instructor sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

A review of preliminary Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the flight departed runway 22 at Smith Reynolds Airport (INT), Winston Salem, North Carolina about 1641. The airplane made a right turn and tracked northwest, then east, performing a series of turns, climbs, and descents, consistent with maneuvering flight. About 1718, while flying on an easterly track, the airplane entered a right descending 270° turn from about 2,100 ft msl. The last ADS-B target was observed at 1719 as the airplane descended through 1,075 ft msl at a groundspeed of 64 knots, about 16 miles northwest of INT. The local elevation at the accident site was about 1,000 ft.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted a grass field on a residential property. The wreckage debris path was about 65 ft-long and oriented on a magnetic heading of 287°. There was no postimpact fire and all major structural components of the airplane were located within the debris field. All flight control cables were continuous from the cockpit controls to the control surfaces. Manual manipulation of the aileron, stabilator and rudder cables operated their respective control surfaces. The outboard portion of the left wing came to rest inverted and next to the inboard portion of the wing. The left wing was impact-separated from the fuselage at the wing root, the aileron cables remained attached. The empennage separated from the fuselage and came to rest behind the cabin, the elevator and rudder cables remained attached. The engine was partially separated, the fuel hoses, throttle and mixture control cables remained attached. The nose and right main landing gear were separated.

The engine fuel supply system remained intact. The fuel boost pump switch lever was fracture separated, but the remaining portion was in the “ON” position. The left fuel tank was breached, the right fuel tank remained intact and contained about 1 pint of aviation fuel which was free of water and debris. Grass blighting was evident at the initial left wing impact location and continued along the wreckage path to the main wreckage. The fuel outlet strainers in each wing, and all fuel supply lines and vents were free of obstructions. The fuel flow divider and fuel injector lines did not contain any fuel. The fuel flow divider was disassembled and found to be free of debris. The fuel line from the engine-driven fuel pump to the fuel metering assembly contained fuel and the line from the fuel metering assembly to the flow divider contained a small amount of fuel. The fuel selector valve contained a small amount of fuel. None of the fuel supply lines from the firewall forward were breached. The electric fuel boost pump was removed and hooked up to a power supply; it was successfully operated and pumped water.

Both magnetos were removed and manually operated. The right and left magnetos produced spark on all leads. The top spark plugs were in new condition when compared to a Champion Spark Aviation CheckA-Plug chart AV-27. The engine was manually rotated through several 720-degrees of rotation; continuity was confirmed and thumb compression was verified on all cylinders. Each of the cylinder valves appeared well lubricated and their associated rockers and springs functioned smoothly. There were 6 quarts of oil inside the crankcase and the oil filter was cut open and the filter pleats were free of any ferrous material or debris. The propeller remained attached to the crankshaft flange. Blade A was unremarkable, and Blade B was uniformly bent aft around the engine. Blade B was cut from the hub to facilitate engine rotation. Neither blade exhibited leading edge gouging or polishing.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N8780M
Model/Series: A23 
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: MWK,1247 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4900 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Winston Salem, NC (INT) 
Destination: Pinnacle, NC 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.34076,-80.39283 

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. 

Michael Thomas "Tom" Turner, II 
1988 - 2021


Michael Thomas Turner, II “Tom” was born on August 29, 1988 and grew up right here in Kernersville, where he graduated from Glenn High School in 2006 and went on to UNCG, where he graduated with a BA in Biology and Psychology in 2011.  Tom started his own business, West Mountain Pawn, where he was able to realize his passion of helping others. 

Tom loved life and lived his life to the fullest. He loved to travel and has many friends across the country and was loved by all that knew him.  One of Tom’s passions was an annual event in the Nevada Desert “Burning Man” where people from all over the world come to spend time with friends that become their extended families.  He will be missed and remembered by all that knew him as “Just Tom” the one who would always listen with a compassionate ear or lend you a shoulder to cry on.  He will truly be missed. 

Tom would want us to celebrate the time we had with him and not dwell on the loss of the unmade memories to come. He lived a full life and in the short 32 years, he had a profound impact to those that had the opportunity to know him for the beautiful person he was. 

Tom is survived by his parents, Michael and Glenda Turner; grandparents, Harold and Judy Turner, and Belva Crum; girlfriend Christine “Olive” Meyer; aunts and uncles, Teresa Lester, and Roger Payne; cousins, William and Maggie Turner, Marilyn and Martin Payne, Elizabeth Flores, Rosie and Jimmy Hall, and Alexzandreia Payne. 

Funeral services celebrating his life will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel with Rev. John Shields officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private at Mt. Gur Cemetery, Kernersville, NC. 

Friends and family may view and sign the guestbook at www.pierce-jeffersonfuneralservice.com


 Samantha Welborn


Authorities have released the identities of the two people who were on board a small plane that crashed Tuesday in Stokes County.

Michael Thomas Turner, 57, of Kernersville died in the crash, and Samantha Welborn, 24, of Boonville was injured, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

The Beechcraft A23 Musketeer II crashed at 5:21 p.m. in a field near 1170 Almas Lane in the Pinnacle community.

Welborn, the pilot of the plane, is a certified flight instructor at Piedmont Flight Training, which is at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, said her grandfather, Marion Welborn of Boonville. Turner was the passenger.

Welborn is being treated in the intensive-care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She has injuries to her face, jaw, hand and knee, her grandfather said.

"She's in a little bit of pain," Marion Welborn said. "She's lucky to be alive."

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Samantha Welborn told her grandfather that the plane's engine stopped operating, causing it to crash, Marion Welborn said.



Lancair Evolution, N515DL: Fatal accident occurred May 28, 2021 in McDermott, Scioto 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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Evolution Aircraft Company; Redmond, Oregon
Lancair Owners and Builders Organization; St Louis, Missouri 
Hartzell Propeller Inc.; Piqua, Ohio 

Davlor Aircraft Leasing LLC


Location: McDermott, OH 
Accident Number: CEN21FA238
Date & Time: May 28, 2021, 10:48 Local 
Registration: N515DL
Aircraft: Lancair EVOLUTION
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 28, 2021, about 1048 eastern daylight time, a Lancair Evolution airplane, N515DL, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near McDermott, Ohio. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A review of preliminary air traffic control (ATC) information revealed the airplane departed about 1014 from Bellefontaine Regional Airport (EDJ), Bellefontaine, Ohio on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan, with a destination of Charleston International Airport (CHS), Charleston, South Carolina.

After departure from EDJ, the airplane climbed to flight level (FL) 250 and accelerated to 215 knots groundspeed. During the next 1 minute and 43 seconds, while in level flight on a southeasterly heading, the airplane gradually decelerated to 146 knots groundspeed.

The airplane subsequently made a left turn and a rapid descent. During this timeframe, the pilot’s transmitter became stuck and a distressed conversation between the pilot and passenger was audible. The controller made unsuccessful attempts to contact the pilot and radar contact was lost. A ground witness observed the airplane in a spiral descent and that it “may have been missing a wing.”

The airplane impacted into forested terrain with a vertical nose down attitude and a fire ensued. The airplane was equipped with a parachute recovery system; the ballistic charge for the system expended during the fire. The right wing (outboard 9 ft) was located about ½ mile northeast of the main wreckage.

Examination revealed engine and propeller rotational signatures consistent with the engine producing power during ground impact. No mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation were observed.

An Airman’s Meteorological Information (AIRMET) for icing was valid up to 22,000 ft, and an AIRMET for moderate turbulence was valid from 25,000 ft to 42,000 ft. Both AIRMETs covered EDJ and the accident location.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lancair
Registration: N515DL
Model/Series: EVOLUTION
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KDWU,546 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2300 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Bellefontaine, OH (EDJ)
Destination: Charleston, SC (CHS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: On-ground
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 38.81828,-83.02776 

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.

David Lewis and Lori Denise James


David Lewis James and Lori Denise James, of Bellefontaine, went to be with the Lord together, in Scioto County, on May 28, 2021, their 44th wedding anniversary.

They are survived by their two children, Patrick (Jenna) James and Krista (Neil) Davis, and their seven grandchildren: Patrick Allan, Nate, Noah, Nicolas, Mya, Violet, and Gabriel.  

Dave was the son of Carol James and the late Donald James, and brother of Kevin (Lisa) and Garret James.

Lori was the daughter of John and Wanda Harrod, and sister of Lisa (Burt) Myers, Leslie (Ramon) Walls, Lynda (Steve) Barrington, and John (Linda) Harrod.

Dave and Lori made sure to live life to the fullest by traveling and spending as much time as possible with their kids and grandkids.  Countless memories were made and will be cherished from their family trips, vacations in Florida, and endless laughs and jokes.

Their impacts on people of the community, patients Lori took care of, and their generosity to those in need will always be remembered.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Winner Barn, 7317 St. Rt. 47, DeGraff, for all to come and share memories of Dave and Lori.  Dress will be casual to reflect their style.  Food and drink will served throughout.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Dave and Lori’s name to Calvary Christian School  1140 Rush Ave.  Bellefontaine, OH 43311

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the James family.

(authored by the family)

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N1727T: Fatal accident occurred May 29, 2021 in Eden, Weber County, Utah

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 Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 
ATP Flight School; Jacksonville Beach, Florida 

Flight Operations Aircraft LLC


Location: Eden, UT 
Accident Number: WPR21FA211
Date & Time: May 29, 2021, 10:00 Local
Registration: N1727T
Aircraft: TEXTRON AVIATION INC 172S
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On May 29, 2021, about 1000 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172S airplane, N1727T, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Eden, Utah. The flight instructor and student pilot were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the airplane operator, ATP Flight School, this was an introductory training flight designed to assess the student’s skill level. Preliminary Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data showed that the instructor and student pilot departed the flight school’s local base at Ogden Hinckley Airport (OGD), Ogden, Utah about 0941 and immediately turned to an easterly heading. The ADS-B data ceased 5 nm east of the departure airport at 0946, and was subsequently picked up by radar 9 nm east of OGD at 0949. The airplane flew south of Pineview Reservoir and then turned northwest while maintaining an altitude of about 2,000 ft above ground level (agl). At 0955 the airplane turned to the northeast into a canyon where it began a climb over rising terrain. In the next 60 seconds, the airplane descended to about 1,000 ft agl (or about 7,550 mean sea level (msl)), and below ridgelines on either side of its flight path. The track data ceased at 0956:40. 

The airplane was located in mountainous terrain at an elevation of about 8,000 ft msl. All major sections of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site. The debris field was small and comprised of mostly windshield fragments. The first point of impact was marked by a tree located 30 feet west of the main wreckage, which came to rest on a northerly heading and was consumed by postimpact fire.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TEXTRON AVIATION INC 
Registration: N1727T
Model/Series: 172S
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:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOGD,4439 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 41.361298,-111.75961 

Figure 1: Flight Track of Accident Airplane


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.

Saturday, May 29 was Devin’s first flight in what was supposed to blossom into a career of being a pilot. Braeden was Devin’s flight instructor for the introductory flight. Devin was a student at Utah State and wanted to pursue a career of becoming a pilot.  Braeden was just kick-starting his career off as a young pilot while going to school full time to get his bachelor’s degree.

Devin Criddle



Devin’s family says he was a wonderful son with an energetic personality.

“Our family is heartbroken over the loss of Devin. He was an amazing man that constantly put the needs of others first. Grief is the price we pay for loving someone, and that price is worth it. We also grieve with the loved ones of the pilot of the plane, Braedan Raleigh, and pray for them. Devin was a wonderful son, brother, and friend. He dreamed of becoming a pilot and this flight was his first step on that path. We will dearly miss his energetic personality and compassionate disposition, but we have faith in the eternal nature of our family and we look forward to our reunion with Devin. We are grateful to all those who are supporting and comforting our family through this difficult time.”

Devin leaves behind his parents and four siblings.

Braedan Raleigh 


Braeden’s family says everyone adored him and looked up to him.

“Our hearts are broken by the unexpected passing of our son, brother, uncle, and grandson. Braedan had a passion for life that was infectious. He was kind, loving, funny, selfless, driven and had so much going for him. Flying brought so much joy and meaning to his life. All that knew Braedan adored and looked up to him. He was surrounded by his loved ones when he passed. We are all so proud of the young man he became and all that he had accomplished in his young life. Our thoughts and prayers are also with the Criddle family during this very difficult time.“

PZL-104 Wilga 35A, N124MS: Fatal accident occurred May 29, 2021 at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ), Brazoria 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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Colonel Mustard Aviation LLC


Location: Pearland, TX
Accident Number: CEN21FA239
Date & Time: May 29, 2021, 14:51 Local
Registration: N124MS
Aircraft: PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 29, 2021, at 1451 central daylight time, a PZL Warszawa-Okecie PZL-104 airplane, N124MS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Pearland Regional Airport (LVJ), Pearland, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured; the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data indicated that the flight departed the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (LBX) at 1406. The airplane proceeded east and overflew a portion of Galveston Island before it turned north to LVJ. The pilot entered a left downwind for runway 14 and completed a continuous left turn from downwind to final approach. The final ADS-B data point was
recorded at 1451:00 as the airplane was on short final, about 51 ft from the runway arrival threshold. ADS-B data was not available for the accident sequence.

Airport surveillance video footage depicted the airplane during the downwind to final turn. The airplane appeared to be in a stabilized decent during that time. As the airplane reached short final, the camera field of view was obstructed by a hangar on the airport. When the airplane re-entered the field of view, the airplane was in a landing flare. Shortly after the airplane appeared to settle onto the
runway, it veered abruptly to the right and it exited the runway pavement. The airplane subsequently encountered a ditch located between the runway and the parallel taxiway. The airplane dropped into the ditch momentarily, reappeared on the opposite side, and came to rest.

The runway exhibited scuffing marks consistent with being formed by the main wheels beginning near the end of the touchdown (1,000-foot) markers (Figures 1-3). They proceeded in a righthand arc to the edge of the pavement and continued into the grass area adjacent to the runway. A small scuff mark began near the edge of the pavement and appeared consistent with being formed by the tail wheel. The tracks continued through the grass to the edge of the ditch running parallel to the runway. Ground impact marks were located on the opposite (rising embankment) side of the ditch in line with the tire marks. A second ground impact mark was located on the opposite side of the ditch immediately adjacent to the parallel taxiway. 

The airplane came to rest upright oriented on a south heading. The engine was separated and located along the taxiway near the airframe. The two-blade, wooden propeller was fragmented. The forward fuselage was crushed aft and deformed downward (Figures 4 & 5) consistent with impact to the ditch.

The main landing gear had collapsed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PZL Warszawa-Okecie
Registration: N124MS
Model/Series: PZL-104 Wilga 35 
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: LVJ,44 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0.5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Angleton, TX (LBX)
Destination: Pearland, TX (LVJ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.52238,-95.243925 

Figure 1 – Runway Environment

Figure 2 – Runway Pavement / Grass Apron

Figure 3 – Grass Apron / Ditch

Figure 4 – Accident Airplane (Post-Recovery)

Figure 5 – Accident Airplane (Post-Recovery) 


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.

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Investigators are working to determine the cause of a plane crash that killed the pilot and injured a lone passenger in Pearland on Saturday afternoon.

According to authorities, a small plane coming from Alvin had landed at Pearland Regional Airport around 2:45 p.m. when it happened.

Sgt. Richard Standifer with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the landing seemed to be okay just moments before the fatal plane crash killed a pilot in Pearland on Saturday.

The PZL-104 Wilga 35A was reportedly able to land on the runway before officials believe the landing gear became problematic, causing the aircraft to crash into a nearby embankment, according to Sgt. Richard Standifer with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Investigators said there was severe damage to the front of the fuselage and reported that the floorboard was almost touching the plane's instrument panel after the crash.

The pilot, identified as Marcus Granger, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38-year-old woman, who is believed to be the pilot's wife, was able to walk away from the crash before being transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital with serious injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Cessna 182P Skylane, N47UP: Accident occurred May 31, 2021 at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad, San Diego 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 Diego, California


Location: Carlsbad, CA
Accident Number: WPR21LA217
Date & Time: May 31, 2021, 08:34 Local
Registration: N47UP
Aircraft: Cessna 182 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N47UP
Model/Series: 182
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: KCRQ,328 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 6 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Carlsbad, CA 
Destination: Carlsbad, CA

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: 33.12825,-117.28008 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N812CD: Incident occurred June 01, 2021 near Merced Regional Airport (KMCE), Merced County, California

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

Aircraft struck a bird and broke a light. 

Froerer Farms Inc


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 06:05:00Z
Regis#: N812CD
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: MERCED
State: CALIFORNIA

Aero L-39C Albatros, N139FS: Incident occurred June 01, 2021 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed gear up. 

TPA Aviation Holdings LLC


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N139FS
Aircraft Make: AERO VODOCHODY
Aircraft Model: L39
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Quad City Challenger, N3281P: Accident occurred June 01, 2021 in Wallingford, Emmet County, Iowa

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; Des Moines, Iowa


Location: Wallingford, IA
Accident Number: CEN21LA257
Date & Time: June 1, 2021, 19:00 Local 
Registration: N3281P
Aircraft: Quad City Challenger 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Accident occurred Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Quad City 
Registration: N3281P
Model/Series: Challenger II 
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:
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: 43.319727,-94.800286 (est)

Piper PA-34-200, N42309: Incident occurred June 01, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Airport (KSME), Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and incurred a propeller strike.  


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N42309
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SOMERSET
State: KENTUCKY

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N27MV: Incident occurred June 01, 2021 at Addison Airport (KADS), Addison, Dallas County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft incurred a tail strike on departure. 

N27MV LLC


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 20:50:00Z
Regis#: N27MV
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ADDISON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7503P: Incident occurred June 01, 2021 at Hicks Airfield (T67), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N7503P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Boeing 737-800, N834NN: Accident occurred May 28, 2021 at Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), 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; North Texas

American Airlines Inc


Location: Dallas, TX
Accident Number: DCA21LA137
Date & Time: May 28, 2021, 12:40 Local
Registration: N834NN
Aircraft: Boeing 737-823 
Injuries: 166 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N834NN
Model/Series: 737-823 
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Dallas, TX
Destination: Nassau (NAS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 6 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 160 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 166 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.896801,-97.038002 

Mooney M20J 201, N201VW: Incident occurred May 29, 2021 at Shelby County Airport (KEET), Alabaster, Alabama

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

Aircraft was departing runway and landing gear collapsed and incurred a propeller strike. 

PDPH LLC


Date: 29-MAY-21
Time: 15:22:00Z
Regis#: N201VW
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ALABASTER
State: ALABAMA

Cessna 182K Skylane, N2761Q: Incident occurred May 29, 2021 in Yakutat, Alaska

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

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Data Works of New York Inc


Date: 29-MAY-21
Time: 21:11:00Z
Regis#: N2761Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN 
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: YAKUTAT
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-18-150, N4323Z: Accident occurred May 28, 2021 in Perryville, 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: Perryville, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA044
Date & Time: May 28, 2021, 09:00 Local
Registration: N4323Z
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150 Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4323Z
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: Unknown
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAJC,18 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:37 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 46 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 600 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1200 ft AGL
Visibility: 2 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.55 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Perryville, AK
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: 56.076912,-159.67982 

Luscombe 8C Silvaire, N28751 and Beech 35 Bonanza, N246MD: Incident occurred May 31, 2021 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft was taxiing and struck Beech 35 Bonanza, N246MD, which was parked. 

Leading Edge LLC


Date: 31-MAY-21
Time: 01:28:00Z
Regis#: N28751
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Aircraft was parked, unoccupied on ramp and struck by Luscombe 8C Silvaire, N28751.

Leading Edge LLC


Date: 31-MAY-21
Time: 01:28:00Z
Regis#: N246MD
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Aviat Pitts S-2B Special, N80WS: Incident occurred May 30, 2021 at Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), Alameda County, California

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

Aircraft cleared for takeoff, swerved and struck taxiway light and taxied to hangar. 

MH Aviation LLC


Date: 30-MAY-21
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N80WS
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: PITTS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: LIVERMORE
State: CALIFORNIA

Amateur Lightning, N357SL: Incident occurred May 30, 2021 at Redding Municipal Airport (KRDD), Shasta County, California

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

Aircraft bounced on landing and nose wheel separated. 


Date: 30-MAY-21
Time: 15:54:00Z
Regis#: N357SL
Aircraft Make: ARION
Aircraft Model: LIGHTNING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REDDING
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N1399U: Incident occurred May 31, 2021 near Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), Los Angeles County, California


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a highway. 

OC 172 Group LLC


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 01:50:00Z
Regis#: N1399U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: AGOURA HILLS
State: CALIFORNIA


For the residents of Agura Hills, the news that a small plane made an emergency landing in their city sounded strange on Monday. This is the second time in a few years that a private plane has forcibly landed on Highway 101, which runs through the city.
 
At 7:00 pm on May 31, a Cessna 172M Skyhawk was forced to land on the south-facing 101 freeway near Reyes Adobe Road. Unlike previous incidents in 2018, a small aircraft made an emergency landing on the Liberty Canyon freeway. There was no fire or damage from the accident on Monday.

The cause of the plane’s landing is unknown and no injuries have been reported. The case is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Craig Martin of the California Highway Patrol, Sergeant, said CHP was informed about Mayday’s call to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Air Support Department.
 
“We sent an officer to the western end of the service area to find a pilot. We only knew that the plane was descending at low altitude and at high speed. Our police officers were able to reduce traffic and pilots. Was able to safely get the plane on the freeway, “Martin said.

“Fortunately, there were no injuries and no accidents because the traffic was naturally interrupted at that time.”

CHP police officers, joined by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, pushed the plane up by hand and climbed the eastward exit ramp of Reyes Adobe from the freeway to Reyes Adobe Road. Eventually, I moved to the parking lot of a nearby mobile gas station and waited for towing.

Flight tracking data show that the plane departed Camarillo Airport at 6:38 pm, flew south and passed Canaan Road before turning. An emergency that encountered an aircraft may have occurred shortly thereafter. The flight path shows that the northbound plane is turning south again, probably in the hope of landing at Van Nuys Airport before landing on the freeway.

Thousand Oaks’ Megan Gobel was heading north on Route 101 with his family when the plane crashed.

“As I approached Reyes Adobe Road, I saw a lot of police and wondered if there was a stalemate, an accident, or something else. Then I saw the plane,” Gobel said. ..

“I think the best part was the trainer plane. It was a little fun. It was a great landing, but the fact that no one was injured is incredible,” she said.

The plane, the Cessna 172, is owned by OC Flight Lessons, a training school with offices in Van Nuys and Costa Mesa.

A company representative declined to comment on the incident.

Acorn I learned that the plane was being piloted by an unidentified student and flight instructor Trevor Peterson. He is said to have taken over the maneuver when he was forced to make an emergency landing.

Emergency landing-Above, the pilot and student will meet after the incident. Below is a plan view before being taken to the highway. The photo above is courtesy of Robert Fisher and the photo below is courtesy of Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.

It was the second flight of the plane that departed Santa Anna in the evening and landed in Camarillo at 6:28 pm, 10 minutes before embarking on an unlucky journey.

Sergeant Martin said he was fortunate to have enough free space on the freeway for the plane to land, given that it was a holiday weekend and close to the departure rush hour.

Martin said from the scene, “There can be heavy traffic during this time.” But it was moderate to bright tonight, so I was able to take a natural break in the car. I knew what I was doing and was able to land the plane safely. “

Traffic on the south side of the highway was suspended until the aircraft moved to the ground road. Emergency response personnel needed to reduce the signs along the exit of Reyes Adobe to accommodate the wingspan of the plane. The plane sat on Reyes Adobe Road for about 90 minutes before being pushed into the gas station parking lot. Meanwhile, the north-facing lane of Rays Adobe Road was closed.

The accident on Monday occurred less than four miles (4 miles) north of where a single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing on the freeway in 2018. The accident forced pilot Rob Sandberg to put the aircraft on the freeway, with the engine shutting down 10 minutes after leaving Van Nuys Airport. Neither Sandberg nor the commuters were injured, but his plane, a T-6 Texas painted like a WWII vintage aircraft, crashed into a central partition and burned.

The accident closed the highway for almost three hours, and emergency response personnel extinguished the fire and investigated the site.

Cessna 150K, N5852G: Incident occurred May 31, 2021 near Cable Airport (KCCB), Upland, San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft clipped street sign inbound to Cable Airport (KCCB) and landed on a street. 

Swigart Davis Holdings Inc

Foothill Flying Club


Date: 01-JUN-21
Time: 01:15:00Z
Regis#: N5852G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: UPLAND
State: CALIFORNIA

Pipistrel Alpha Trainer, N119JP: Accident occurred May 28, 2021 near Loveland-Northern Colorado Regional Airport (KFNL), Larimer County, Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado

St Croix Lightplanes LLC


Location: Fort Collins, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA241
Date & Time: May 28, 2021, 10:30 Local
Registration: N119JP
Aircraft: Pipistrel Alpha Trainer
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On May 28, 2021, about 1030 mountain daylight time, a Pipistrel Alpha Trainer, N119JP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fort Collins, Colorado. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the flight instructor sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor reported that they took off and proceeded to the practice area. They conducted flight review maneuvers, emergency procedures, and the flight instructor demonstrated a power on stall. The pilot took over the controls and when he added power, the engine did not respond. He manipulated the throttle several times, but the engine had reduced to idle power and would not change. The flight instructor initiated an emergency landing; during which, he pulled the throttle control from the panel and exposed a large portion of the throttle control cable. The airplane descended to a nearby field and touched down. The nosewheel sank into a small ridge and the airplane flipped upside down and slid to a stop. The airplane exhibited substantial damage to the fuselage structure and empennage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pipistrel
Registration: N119JP
Model/Series: Alpha Trainer
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: KFNL,5015 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Collins, CO (FNL)
Destination: Fort Collins, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.4518,-105.01134 (est)

Piper PA-25-260 Pawnee D, N454AB: Incidents occurred May 28, 2021 and December 22, 2017

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida 

May 28, 2021:  Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on the beach - West Palm Beach, Florida 

Aerial Banners North Inc


Date: 28-MAY-21
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N454AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

December 22, 2017: Aircraft impacted water after engine failure while flying along the beach  - Biscayne Bay, Florida 


Aerial Banners North Inc


Date: 22-DEC-17
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N454AB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA25
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: BANNER TOW
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA