Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Robert Ryan Gore

Robert Ryan Gore
Bay County Jail



Bay County Sheriff's Office

UPDATED: Robert Ryan Gore, the pilot of the small place that flew recklessly above crowds at the Gulf Coast Jam last weekend, has been taken into custody. Gore turned himself in to authorities in Okaloosa County last night, June 8, 2021. Sheriff Tommy Ford would like to thank Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office for their assistance in this case. Gore has been charged with a felony: Operating an Aircraft in a Careless, Reckless Manner.

June 08, 2021

ROBERT RYAN GORE SOUGHT BY INVESTIGATORS AFTER RECKLESSLY FLYING OVER CROWDS AT GULF COAST JAM

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the pilot of a small plane that flew at approximately 300 feet over crowds at the Gulf Coast Jam three times this past Saturday evening, alarming attendees, security personnel, and organizers of the event. Out of caution, the concert was stopped and the stage cleared. 
The pilot has been identified as Robert Ryan Gore, age 40. Gore not only flew recklessly low over the event, but dropped promotional items on top of the 32,000 people in the crowd.

A warrant for Reckless Operation of an Aircraft, a felony, has been issued for the arrest of Gore, an Okaloosa County resident. BCSO investigators believe when Gore flew away from the event at Frank Brown Park on Panama City Beach, he landed his aircraft in Okaloosa County. 

Sheriff Tommy Ford would like to thank Okaloosa County Sheriff Eric Aden and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case.

Anyone with information on the location of Robert Ryan Gore is asked to contact the Bay County Sheriff’s Office at 850-747-4700 or Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.

Prepared by R. Corley
Information by Inv. D. Merritt
Approved by Sheriff T. Ford



PANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida (WMBB) — A report about the ‘reckless’ flyover at Gulf Coast Jam on Saturday night revealed the dangerous situation faced by law enforcement officers and the leadership of the concert.

The report also revealed that a sniper with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office was watching the plane and that deputies warned the pilot that they were prepared to “take action” if the incident continued.

Robert Ryan Gore, 40, of Destin, is charged with operation of an aircraft while intoxicated or in a careless, reckless manner.

Deputies wrote that at about 8:30 p.m. Gore flew a seaplane below 500 feet over the crowd which numbered more than 20,000. They added that he made a nose dive maneuver towards the crowd and then made a second pass.

He also dropped koozies onto the crowd that contained a website for his business, flythebeach.com and a phone number.

On its website the business offers flights for $99 and promises that if you fall in love with flying they can teach you to become a pilot.

Singer Cole Swindell and his band were set to take the stage but the performance was delayed until law enforcement and Gulf Coast Jam Producer Rendy Lovelady felt the situation was safe, Lovelady said Wednesday.

Deputies contacted Tyndall Air Force Base and Northwest Beaches International Airport and confirmed that no one had permission to fly over the crowd.

Deputies then texted the number on the koozie and had this exchange:

BCSO – This is Bay County Sheriff’s Office you need to cease flying over Frank Brown or we will take action.

Pilot – Enjoy the concert didn't mean to bother anybody do you a little recon for coming over to join the event.

Gore then sent deputies a photo of the plane.

During a follow-up on Sunday, deputies called Gore and he refused to meet with them. Instead, he said he “cleared what he did with his attorney and stated he was legal to do what he did in regards with the throwing of the” koozies.

Gore was charged earlier this week. He turned himself in Thursday. News 13 has reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration for comment.

Boeing’s New Air Force One Jets Could Arrive Late, Cost More

Plane maker has proposed delivery of presidential fleet a year later than planned, Pentagon official says



The Wall Street Journal 
By Andrew Tangel
June 8, 2021 5:32 pm ET


Boeing Co. has estimated the new Air Force One jets it is building may arrive a year late and cost taxpayers more than planned, a top Pentagon official said.

The aerospace giant has proposed handing over the two new presidential jets by the end of 2025, a year later than planned, acting Assistant Air Force Secretary Darlene Costello said on Tuesday during testimony before a House panel.

Boeing struck a $3.9 billion deal to replace the aging 747s, which are known as Air Force One when the commander-in-chief is on board, with then-President Donald Trump in 2018. Boeing is expected to seek more than $500 million in additional government funding for the two modified 747 jumbo jets because of an increase in costs related to the Covid-19 pandemic and a supplier’s bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.

An Air Force spokesman said Boeing hasn’t formally requested additional funding. Ms. Costello said Boeing has told the Air Force it intended to submit such a request. Boeing declined to comment.

“This is a disappointment to all of us,” said Rep. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat who is chairman of a House Armed Services subcommittee.

The delay, which would be a first for the Air Force One replacement program since the 2018 deal, comes as Boeing has faced setbacks in its commercial, space and other defense work in recent years. In May, the plane maker halted deliveries of its popular 787 Dreamliner so it could respond to questions from U.S. air-safety regulators.

Pentagon officials are weighing Boeing’s proposal regarding the Air Force One program and plan to update the delivery schedule for the heavily modified 747-8 jumbo jets later this year, Ms. Costello said. A delay in the new jets could mean the president’s current two modified 747s, which Boeing delivered when George H.W. Bush was president, stay in service longer than planned.

Boeing booked a $318 million charge related to the jets in the first quarter, citing the impact of the pandemic and problems with a supplier, GDC Technics LLC. Boeing also took a $168 million charge last year.

GDC Technics had been hired to outfit the interiors of the planes, which are officially known as VC-25Bs. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company is among a handful that specialize in outfitting interiors of executive aircraft for VIPs and heads of state. Boeing sued the supplier in April, claiming it missed deadlines on the project. The supplier, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, countered in court documents that the delays were Boeing’s fault.

A GDC Technics spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

—Gordon Lubold and Doug Cameron contributed to this article.

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N2160Q: Incidents occurred June 07, 2021 and November 30, 2016 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), San Diego/El Cajon, California

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

June 07, 2021:  Aircraft landed and veered off runway hitting a sign.  

So Cal Leasing LLC


Date: 07-JUN-21
Time: 18:35:00Z
Regis#: N2160Q
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: EL CAJON
State: CALIFORNIA

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

November 30, 2016:  Aircraft while exiting runway, propeller struck a light. 

Date: 01-DEC-16
Time: 00:30:00Z
Regis#: N2160Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: EL CAJON
State: California

Boeing 767-332ER, N174DN: Incident occurred June 07, 2021 at Orlando International Airport (KMCO), Florida

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

Aircraft struck a bird on departure leaving a dent on the nose cone. 

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 07-JUN-21
Time: 13:11:00Z
Regis#: N174DN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 767
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: DAL2282
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Robinson R44, N4162M: Incident occurred June 07, 2021 in Boise, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Rotorcraft landed in a field. 

Silverhawk Aviation Academy LLC


Date: 07-JUN-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N4162M
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BOISE
State: IDAHO

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N504MA: Accident occurred June 04, 2021 at Central Kentucky Regional Airport (KRGA), Richmond, Kentucky

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

Aircraft landed hard damaging propeller and firewall. 

Eastern Kentucky University


Date: 04-JUN-21
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N504MA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RICHMOND
State: KENTUCKY

Schweizer SGS 2-33A, N7776S: Accident occurred June 05, 2021 at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (KSFM), York County, Maine

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

Glider ground looped on landing. 

Sanford Soaring Club


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N7776S
Aircraft Make: SCHWEIZER
Aircraft Model: SGS 2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANFORD
State: MAINE

Aeronca 7AC/CCM Champion, N2408E: Incident occurred June 05, 2021 in Kodiak, Alaska

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

Aircraft on landing veered off runway due to a wind gust causing the right wing to impact the ground. 


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 22:30:00Z
Regis#: N2408E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KODIAK
State: ALASKA

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N4918Q: Incident occurred June 05, 2021 and Accident occurred November 12, 2016

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

June 05, 2021:  Aircraft experienced engine issue and landed on the beach. 


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 15:50:00Z
Regis#: N4918Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 185
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State: ALASKA









Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Juneau, Alaska  

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Ninilchik, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC17LA005
Date & Time: November 12, 2016, 12:15 Local 
Registration: N4918Q
Aircraft: Cessna A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power) 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The airline transport pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that the previous landing, which was flown by the pilot-rated passenger, was uneventful. The pilot then conducted the second landing, during which he reported that the right brake was not operating correctly, which resulted in asymmetrical braking. The airplane ground looped and sustained substantial damage.

Postaccident testing of the brake system revealed that the right brake had a small leak from both o-rings only while pressurized. Both o-rings on both calipers were replaced, the brake system was pressurized, and no further leaks were found.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A loss of brake system fluid due to leaks in the o-rings, which resulted in asymmetrical braking and a subsequent loss of directional control during the landing roll. 

Findings

Aircraft Hydraulic fluid - Fluid level
Aircraft Brake - Malfunction
Aircraft Braking capability - Attain/maintain not possible
Aircraft Master cylinder/brake valve - Malfunction
Aircraft Master cylinder/brake valve - Damaged/degraded

Factual Information

On November 12, 2016, about 1215 Alaska standard time, a tailwheel-equipped Cessna A185F airplane, N4918Q, sustained substantial damage during the landing roll at the Ninilchik Airport, Ninilchik, Alaska. The certificated airline transport pilot and the pilot-rated passenger sustained no injuries. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, the pilot as a visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a VFR flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from the Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, Alaska, about 1200.

During a telephone interview with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-incharge on November 13, the flying pilot, who was seated in the right seat at the time of the accident, stated that after an uneventful touchdown on the slightly wet and gravel surface of runway 10, the rightside brake system did not function as designed, which resulted in an asymmetrical braking condition. As the airplane continued the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left and the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer impacted the runway surface. The airplane came to rest on the runway without further incident.

The accident pilot stated that the previous landing was accomplished by the pilot-rated passenger and she reported no issues with the brake system during that landing sequence. The pilot further stated at the time of the accident, the wind condition originated from the north, about 10 to 15 knots. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the right horizontal stabilizer.

In a written statement from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector (ASI) on November 16, he reported that he conducted an onsite examination of the airplane's brake system. He reported that he attempted to actuate the right brake, but the brake just went to the full travel stop. The right brake master cylinder filler plug was removed and a small tie wrap was utilized as a dip stick, and no fluid was observed on the tie wrap. The bottom of the fuselage and the right brake caliper were visually examined, and no signs of fluid leaks were observed. The accident pilot was asked if he previously observed the ground under the brake calipers at his parking space for evidence of any fluid leaks and the pilot reported he did look and did not observe any signs of fluid. The ASI additionally reported that the runway utilized by the accident pilot was in a useable condition, and that ice patches on the side of the runway were not a factor with the accident sequence.

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot stated that the accident may have been avoided if he depressed the brakes prior to landing to confirm both were functioning.

METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION

The closest weather reporting facility was the Homer Airport, Homer, Alaska. At 1153, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: wind from 080 degrees at 17 knots, gusting 24 knots; visibility 6 statute miles; sky condition broken 3,600 feet; temperature 45 degrees F; dew point 37 degrees F; altimeter 29.11 inHg.

TESTS AND RESEARCH

In a written statement from the accident pilot on December 20, he reported that the entire brake system was tested. The testing revealed that the right brake had an "extremely small leak (one drop)" from both o-rings at 500 pounds per square inch. The rest of the brake system appeared normal and no signs of brake fluid were found on the underside of the fuselage. He reported he assumed the leak was small and that only under pressure would it show signs of leaking, that is why no evidence of leaking was observed on any preflight activity prior to the accident. He further reported the o-rings on both calipers were replaced, the brake system was pressurized, and no further leaks were found.

In a written statement from the pilot on April 4, he reported that after replacing the brake lines, the right brake did not readily take fluid when pumped from the caliper. The right brake master cylinder was disassembled, and the spring was observed to be deformed. He reported that in certain positions, the spring would block the flow of fluid in or out.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The FAA has published the Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook – Airframe FAA-H-8083-31 (2012). This document discusses airplane brake systems and states in part:

Brake seals are very important. Without properly functioning seals, brake operation will be compromised or the brakes will fail. Over time, heat and pressure mold a seal into the seal groove and harden the material. Eventually, resilience is reduced and the seal leaks. New seals should be used to replace all seals in the brake assembly. Acquire seals by part number in a sealed package from a
reputable supplier to avoid bogus seals and ensure the correct seals for the brake assembly in question. Check to ensure the new seals have not exceeded their shelf life, which is typically three years from the cure date.

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power) (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Miscellaneous/other
Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground
Landing-landing roll Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport 
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Waiver time limited special
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 28, 2016
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 1, 2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 8000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3000 hours (Total, this make and model), 7700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 150 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot-rated passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: Female
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Unknown 
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 1, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 0 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4918Q
Model/Series: A185 F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 18503575
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 1, 2016 
Annual Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4587.3 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental Motors
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520D
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 300 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAHO,73 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 173°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility: 6 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3600 ft AGL 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 17 knots / 24 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 80° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.11 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - None - Rain
Departure Point: SOLDOTNA, AK (SXQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Ninilchik, AK (NIN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: NINILCHIK NIN
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 276 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 10 IFR 
Approach: None 
Runway Length/Width: 2400 ft / 60 ft VFR 
Approach/Landing: Stop and go; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 60.02,-151.589172(est)

Piper PA23-250 Aztec, N78JT: Incident occurred June 04, 2021 near Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport (KINW), Navajo County, Arizona

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

Aircraft lost left side emergency exit door at 10,500 feet.


Date: 04-JUN-21
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N78JT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WINSLOW
State: ARIZONA

Jabiru J230-SP, N733J: Accident occurred June 05, 2021 at Oceano County Airport (L52), San Luis Obispo County, California

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing, veered off runway striking a taxiway light and flipped over. 


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N733J
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J230
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OCEANO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N9991G: Incident occurred June 04, 2021 at Big Bear City Airport (L35), San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft porpoised on runway.


Date: 04-JUN-21
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N9991G
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: BIG BEAR CITY
State: CALIFORNIA

Zenith CH-750 STOL, N902KL: Accident occurred June 05, 2021 in Montrose, 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; Salt Lake City, Utah

Location: Montrose, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA251
Date & Time: June 5, 2021, 12:30 Local
Registration: N902KL
Aircraft: KEVIN LIPPERT ZENITH CH 750 
Injuries: 1 Minor Flight Conducted
Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: KEVIN LIPPERT 
Registration: N902KL
Model/Series: ZENITH CH 750 NO SERIES 
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: KMTJ,5720 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.4783,-107.8762 (est)

Cessna 560XL Citation Excel, N615RG: Accident occurred June 04, 2021 at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (KASE), 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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Devlin Management Inc


Location: Aspen, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA259
Date & Time: June 4, 2021, 09:54 Local
Registration: N615RG
Aircraft: Cessna 560XL
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On June 4, 2021 at 0954 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 560XL airplane, N615RG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE), Aspen, Colorado. The pilot, co-pilot, and 3 passengers were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that the approach was stabilized and normal, and that the landing gear indications were normal with three green lights. During landing and after the deployment of the speed brakes and thrust reversers, an aural landing gear warning was received. The right wing then began to drop and the airplane veered to the right and came to rest on the right side of the runway, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing.

After the accident the right main landing gear was found retracted while the left main landing gear and nose gear were extended. The landing gear handle was found in the UP position.

When asked, the crew could not recall manipulating the landing gear handle after the initial gear extension in flight. Figure 1 shows a postaccident view of the cockpit, throttle quadrant, and landing gear handle. The airplane has been retained for further examination and component testing.

Figure 1 – Postaccident view of the cockpit, throttle quadrant, and landing gear handle.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N615RG
Model/Series: 560XL 
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: KASE,7720 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Wichita, KS (AAO) 
Destination: Aspen, CO 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.217535,-106.86625 


The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport closed for more than two hours on Friday after a private aircraft experienced a partial collapse of landing gear upon arriving just before 10 a.m.

No one was injured. Emergency responders from the Aspen Fire Department, Aspen Ambulance District and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office were already on scene at the airport when the incident occurred. The mutual aid agencies were scheduled alongside airport staff for a biennial safety training exercise.

Airport Director Dan Bartholomew said the jet was a Cessna 560XL Citation Excel. He did not know where the flight originated.

The aircraft blocked the runway and crews worked to remove it. The airport reopened by 12:30 p.m.

“It looks like it was a mechanical issue with the right main landing gear under the wing,” he said. “A strut or something failed.”

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident, per usual. The training exercise will be rescheduled, Bartholomew added.

Beech 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, N100SS: Incident occurred June 05, 2021 at Wellington Aero Club Airport (FD38), West Palm Beach, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 16:52:00Z
Regis#: N100SS
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WEST PALM BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, N462DH: Incident occurred June 04, 2021 at Page Field Airport (KFMY), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and veered off runway. 


Date: 04-JUN-21
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N462DH
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT MYERS
State: FLORIDA

Honda HA-420 HondaJet, N10XN: Accident occurred June 04, 2021 and Incident occurred April 15, 2018

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; Atlanta, Georgia

GF Aviation LLC


Location: Atlanta, GA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA246
Date & Time: June 4, 2021, 15:50 Local
Registration: N10XN
Aircraft: HONDA AIRCRAFT CO LLC
HA-420 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

On June 4, 2021, about 15:50 eastern daylight time, a Honda Aircraft HA-420, N10XN, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (RYY), Atlanta, Georgia. Both airline transport pilots were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight.

According to the pilot in command, the flight and approach to the airport were normal. After the airplane touched down on the runway, he applied the brakes, however, there was no braking action from the airplane and the pilot reported that there was no compression of the brake pedals. The pilot called out that they had “no brakes” and elected to pull the emergency brake. The airplane began to skid, the pilot released the emergency brake, and noted that the airplane was about 45° off centerline and continued to turn to the left. The airplane struck the grass apron next to the runway, completed a 180° turn, and came to rest the opposite direction of travel in the grass to the left side of the runway.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right main landing gear collapsed, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing. Furthermore, the left main landing gear tire was located about 225 ft from the main wreckage.

Examination of the airplane discrepancy log revealed that the left main landing gear tire was replaced the morning of the accident due to a discrepancy the pilot wrote up the day before the accident, which stated the left main landing gear tire was “worn beyond [the] thread cords.”

The airframe was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HONDA AIRCRAFT CO LLC 
Registration: N10XN
Model/Series: HA-420 Aircraft
Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RYY,1040 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Orlando, FL (ISM)
Destination: Atlanta, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.013167,-84.597028 (est)

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

April 15, 2018: Aircraft veered off runway during landing and came to a stop in the grass at DeKalb–Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Atlanta, Georgia.

GF Aviation LLC

Date: 15-APR-18
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N10XN
Aircraft Make: HONDA
Aircraft Model: HA 420
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Piper PA-24-180 Comanche, N6334P: Accident occurred May 29, 2021 near Bear Lake County Airport (1U7), Paris, Idaho

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; Salt Lake City, Utah 


Location: Paris, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA220
Date & Time: May 29, 2021, 13:00 Local
Registration: N6334P
Aircraft: Piper PA-24 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 29, 2021, about 1300 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-24, N6334P, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Paris, Idaho. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the flight departed from South Valley Regional Airport (U42), West Jordan, Utah, enroute to Sun Valley, Idaho. He topped off the fuel tanks on the day of the accident and engine start and run up were normal. Just north of Bear Lake County Airport (1U7), Paris, Idaho, he noted that the oil temperature was still in the green range, but the temperature had increased. Shortly thereafter, the oil temperature increased into the red range and he began a turn toward 1U7. During the turn, the engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot performed the engine out procedures; however, the engine would not restart. During the approach to runway 28, the pilot was confident that he would make the runway and elected not to use flaps to maintain his pitch attitude. He lowered the landing gear, and about 500 ft above ground level (agl) he realized he would not make it to the runway. The airplane landed about 75 ft short of the runway and struck a berm separating the landing gear. The right wing was substantially damaged when it struck a fence post.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N6334P
Model/Series: PA-24 
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: KLGU,4454 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 36 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 42.246913,-111.32509 (est)

Maule M-4, N4718T: Accident occurred June 02, 2021 - Cascade Airport (U70), Valley County, Idaho

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; Boise, Idaho  Location: Cascade, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA229
Date & Time: June 2, 2021, 10:05 Local
Registration: N4718T
Aircraft: Maule M-4
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule 
Registration: N4718T
Model/Series: M-4
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: KLLJ,5072 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 60°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Stanley, ID (2U8)
Destination: Cascade, ID

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: 44.744583,-114.92138 

Fisher Classic, N1070D: Incident occurred June 05, 2021 in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft crash landed in a field due to fuel exhaustion.  


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N1070D
Aircraft Make: FISHER
Aircraft Model: CLASSIC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NEWTON
State: KANSAS

Cessna 402C, N4630N: Incident occurred June 06, 2021 at Portland International Jetport (KPWM), Cumberland County, Maine

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Hyannis Air Service Inc doing business as Cape Air


Date: 06-JUN-21
Time: 22:29:00Z
Regis#: N4630N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: HYANNIS AIR
Flight Number: KAP2020
City: PORTLAND
State: MAINE

Piper PA-24-260 Comanche B, N79RG: Accident occurred June 06, 2021 near Trenton-Robbinsville Airport (N87), Mercer County, New Jersey

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; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Location: Robbinsville, NJ
Accident Number: ERA21LA241
Date & Time: June 6, 2021, 17:01 Local
Registration: N79RG
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-260 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N79RG
Model/Series: PA-24-260 
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: TTN,213 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:
  
Wreckage and Impact Information
  
Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 40.213376,-74.583327 (est)  





It was an unusual sight: a private plane crash landed in Robbinsville Sunday evening and came to rest at an intersection near the airport, as if it were waiting for the traffic light.

Police officers arrived to the 5 p.m. call and found the pilot walking around the area, mostly unharmed. He’d put the single-engine Piper down on Sharon Road near Gordon Road, just east of Trenton-Robbinsville Airport, Robbinsville police said.

The pilot — a 47-year-old East Windsor man — sustained only minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for minor back pain, police said.

The pilot had just taken off from the airport, ”when he experienced some sort of mechanical failure while in flight, causing him to perform an emergency landing,” police said.

“Just when you think you have seen it all. Thankfully everyone is safe. Power will be out in the area for a few hours,” Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried posted on Facebook at about 6:30 p.m.

The plane — a 1966 Piper painted with a black and purple camouflage motif, a U.S. Air Force symbol and a shark’s mouth nose — sat near a residential neighborhood, surrounded by homes with a park not far away.

Photos and a video posted on social media showed the plane fairly damaged — the propeller was chewed up and the left wing was smashed.

The investigation was ongoing and police said they notified the Federal Aviation Administration for further investigation.

Aeronca 7DC-CONV, N82604: Incident occurred June 05, 2021 in Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft departed and experienced engine issues, while attempting to return landed in trees. 


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: N82604
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7DC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: REIDSVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N350SU: June 06, 2021 and November 12, 2020

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

June 06, 2021:  Aircraft lost directional control on landing and veered off runway into the grass at Ohio State University Airport (KOSU), Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Ohio State University


Date: 06-JUN-21
Time: 14:44:00Z
Regis#: N350SU
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO

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

November 13, 2020:   Aircraft struck a bird damaging left wing leading edge.

Ohio State University

Date: 13-NOV-20
Time: 00:50:00Z
Regis#: N350SU
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Flight Number: OSU35
City: COLUMBUS
State: OHIO

Cirrus SR22, N514DT: Incidents occurred June 06, 2021 and November 04, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts 

June 06, 2021:  Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike at Block Island State Airport (KBID), Washington County, Rhode Island. 

North Shore Aviation Inc


Date: 06-JUN-21
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N514DT
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BLOCK ISLAND
State: RHODE ISLAND

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; New York, New York

November 04, 2018:  Made a hard landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP), New York, New York.

North Shore Aviation Inc

Date: 04-NOV-18
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N514DT
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK