Thursday, June 10, 2021

CubCrafters CC11-160, N424Y: Accident occurred March 17, 2022 and Incident occurred June 09, 2021

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; Helena, Montana

GAM AV LLC


Location: Belgrade, Montana
Accident Number: WPR22LA129
Date and Time: March 17, 2022, 13:30 Local 
Registration: N424Y
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS INC
Registration: N424Y
Model/Series: CC11-160 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBZN, 4449 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 90°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Destination: Bozeman, MT (BZN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.90046,-111.17261



Central Valley Fire District - 
 
Central Valley Fire District is on scene of a small aircraft crash off of Theisen Ranch Road.

No injuries reported. 

Central Valley Fire District was called to Theisen Ranch Road at 1:48pm for a small aircraft crash. 

Initial reports provided that the plane was airborne, clipped the fence, and crashed.

Fire units arrived on-scene at 2:06 pm and found a small aircraft with a slight fuel leak.

Both parties involved reported no injuries. 

The scene was been turned over to Gallatin County Sheriff's Office and all Central Valley units returned to service.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

June 09, 2021:  Aircraft ground looped on landing and gear collapsed at Crystal Lake Airport (5M5), Decatur, Benton County, Arkansas. 


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 17:36:00Z
Regis#: N424Y
Aircraft Make: CUB CRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CC11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DECATUR
State: ARKANSAS






DECATUR -- Two flight crew members narrowly escaped injury on June 9 when their single-engine aircraft made a hard landing at Crystal Lake Airport about 1:30 p.m., causing the airport to be shut down for almost two hours.

It is unclear whether it was an instructor and student or the plane's owner receiving a check-ride in the CubCrafters CC11-160.

According to local law enforcement officers on the scene, the incident occurred as the small single-engine aircraft was touching down on runway 13 at Crystal Lake Airport when the CubCrafters CC11-160, equipped with tundra tires, broke hard, causing the right landing gear to buckle underneath the underside of the front cockpit. After the aircraft lost lift, the right wing hit the ground, causing the plane to veer slightly to the right before it stopped on the right edge of the runway.

The owner of the aircraft had just purchased the CubCrafters CC11-160 a few days before the incident and had just taken possession of the plane after it was flown in from a dealer in Washington State on Tuesday.

Decatur Police secured the scene and airport officials were able to tow the damaged aircraft to a hangar on the southeast end of the airport.

The weather was not reported to be a factor in this incident. The names of the flight crew were not released at the time of the incident.

NOTE: Tundra tires are large 26-inch low-pressure tires that are used on aircraft flying in the backwoods of Alaska and Canada. These tires are capable of landing on grass airstrips, open fields where the conditions are unknown, river banks, and sand bars. The normal operating size for aircraft like the original Piper Cub is eight inches.

Boeing 737-932ER, N822DN and Boeing 757-300, N593NW: Incident occurred June 09, 2021 at Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport (KATL), Georgia

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

Aircraft clipped DAL823 during pushback from the gate damaging left aileron. 

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 03:15:00Z
Regis#: N822DN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL1231
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Aircraft was taxiing for departure and was struck by DAL1231 damaging right winglet.

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 03:15:00Z
Regis#: N593NW
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 757
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL823
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Cessna T210L, N27B: Incident occurred June 09, 2021 at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR), Kane County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft lost control on departure and veered into the grass striking a runway light. 

JR Wings LLC


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 16:17:00Z
Regis#: N27B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: AURORA
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N103AN: Accident occurred June 05, 2021 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Federal Aviation Administration / International Field Office; New York

Aircraft landed and while taxiing landing gear collapsed. 

Cessna 208B0928 Inc Trustee


Date: 05-JUN-21
Time: 10:16:00Z
Regis#: N103AN
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: WIENER NEUSTADT
State: LOWER AUSTRIA
Country: AUSTRIA

Bell 407, N93MP: Incident occurred June 09, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Rotorcraft made an emergency landing in a field. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 01:22:00Z
Regis#: N93MP
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: KANSAS CITY
State: MISSOURI

Diamond DA20-C1, N556DC: Incident occurred June 09, 2021 in Molalla, Clackamas County, Oregon

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 

Willamette Aviation Service LLC


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N556DC
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MOLALLA
State: OREGON

Fuel Starvation: Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N4147J; accident occurred June 09, 2021 near Denton Enterprise Airport (KDTO), Texas












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; Irving, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket


Location: Denton, Texas
Accident Number: CEN21LA260
Date and Time: June 9, 2021, 21:00 Local 
Registration: N4147J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that the student pilot was taking off following a touch and go landing and was about 5 seconds into the climb when the engine lost all power. The flight instructor took control of the airplane and attempted to restart the engine to no avail. He declared an emergency and chose to conduct a forced landing to an upsloping field. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and left horizontal stabilizer. The fuel tanks were intact. A Federal Aviation Inspector, who conducted a postaccident examination of the airplane at the scene, reported that the left fuel tank was completely empty, and the 25-gallon capacity right fuel tank was found about ½ full. The fuel selector was in the “Off” position. No other preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane were found that would have precluded normal operation. The flight instructor reported that they had purchased 20 gallons of fuel prior to the flight. They flew the airplane to another airport where they did a touch-an-go-landing, before flying back to their home airport where they did another touch and go landing. It was during the climb following that touch and go landing when the engine lost all power. The flight instructor could not recall which fuel tank was selected at the time of the power loss. Given this information, it is likely that the left fuel tank was selected and was exhausted of fuel during the takeoff, which resulted in the total loss of engine power and subsequent forced landing.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor and student pilot’s failure to properly manage the airplane’s available fuel resulting in fuel starvation. 

Findings

Personnel issues Use of equip/system - Instructor/check pilot
Personnel issues Use of equip/system - Student/instructed pilot
Aircraft Fuel - Fluid management
Environmental issues Sloped/uneven terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Initial climb Fuel starvation (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Off-field or emergency landing

Flight instructor Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor; Private
Age: 28, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: April 26, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: March 11, 2021
Flight Time: 499 hours (Total, all aircraft), 100 hours (Total, this make and model), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 31, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 50 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4147J
Model/Series: PA-28-140 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 28-22471
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 1, 2021 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2000 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDTO,642 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 1°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Denton, TX
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Denton, TX 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Denton Enterprise Airport DTO 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 643 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.201961,-97.199097

Honda HA-420 HondaJet, N416JT: Incident occurred June 09, 2021 near Atlantic City International Airport (KACY), New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft encountered severe turbulence and a passenger struck their head. 

Jet It LLC


Date: 09-JUN-21
Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N416JT
Aircraft Make: HONDA
Aircraft Model: HA-420
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: JET IT
Flight Number: JIT817
City: ATLANTIC CITY
State: NEW JERSEY