Monday, June 21, 2021

Christen A-1 Husky, N2932W: Accident occurred June 20, 2021 at Wilmington Air Park (KILN), Clinton County, Ohio

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

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio


Location: Wellington, OH
Accident Number: CEN21LA301
Date & Time: June 20, 2021, 14:30 Local 
Registration: N2932W
Aircraft: CHRISTEN INDUSTRIES INC A-1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHRISTEN INDUSTRIES INC
Registration: N2932W
Model/Series: A-1 
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: -83.854927,39.553116 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N214TW: Incident occurred June 19, 2021 at Sunriver Airport (S21), Deschutes County, Oregon

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking runway light. 

Mag-Knight Inc


Date: 19-JUN-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N214TW
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: SUNRIVER
State: OREGON

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N35585: Incident occurred June 17, 2021 and Accident occurred July 14, 2019

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

June 17, 2021:  Aircraft departing and veered off runway into a ditch at Outlaw Field Airport (KCKV),Clarksville,  Montgomery County, Tennessee.

Lima Zulu LLC


Date: 17-JUN-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N35585
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: CLARKSVILLE
State: TENNESSEE
 
View of damage to the engine mounts.
July 14, 2019

July 14, 2019



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Elkton, Florida
Accident Number: GAA19CA412
Date & Time: July 14, 2019, 09:21 Local
Registration: N35585
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event:
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that he had demonstrated a simulated engine failure and recovery at altitude to the pilot under instruction, and he subsequently asked the pilot to perform a simulated engine failure and recovery. The instructor allowed the pilot to descend over an open field, and he recalled instructing the pilot to "recover" and abort the landing about 200 ft above ground level. However, the pilot failed to do so, and the flight instructor took the controls. The airplane subsequently stalled, impacted terrain, and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the engine mounts. The instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot under instruction's failure to follow the flight instructor's directions and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action and subsequent exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.

Findings

Personnel issues Following instructions - Student/instructed pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Instructor/check pilot
Personnel issues Delayed action - Instructor/check pilot
Aircraft Angle of attack - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Aerodynamic stall/spin
Landing Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Landing Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor
Age: 27, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/10/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/24/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1030 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 932.8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 146.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 62.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 31, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/12/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/03/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 271 hours (Total, all aircraft), 215 hours (Total, this make and model), 223 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N35585
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S8873
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/31/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7317.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: Christiansen Aviation Inc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: Christiansen Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGJ, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 338°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 26°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Saint Augustine, FL (SGJ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Saint Augustine, FL (SGJ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0840 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.901111, -81.312500 (est)

Diamond DA40 Diamond Star, N770RS: Incident occurred June 20, 2021 at El Paso International Airport (KELP), El Paso County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft attempted to takeoff, entered the overrun area and struck lights.  


Date: 20-JUN-21
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N770RS
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA40
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: EL PASO
State: TEXAS

Cessna 152, N68851: Accident occurred June 17, 2021 in Lake Bridgeport, 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

US Aviation Group LLC


Location: Bridgeport, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA278
Date & Time: June 17, 2021, 09:15 Local 
Registration: N68851
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N68851
Model/Series: 152
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.16,-97.83 (est)

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, N1128L: Incident occurred June 19, 2021 at Suffolk Executive Airport (KSFQ), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft landed hard. 

Arne Aviation LLC


Date: 19-JUN-21
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N1128L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 208
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SUFFOLK
State: VIRGINIA

Piper PA-25-235, N6917Z: Accident occurred June 20, 2021 at Twisp Municipal Airport (2S0), Okanogan County, Washington

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; Spokane, Washington

Evergreen Soaring Inc 


Location: Twisp, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA238
Date & Time: June 20, 2021, 12:40 Local
Registration: N6917Z
Aircraft: Piper PA-25-235 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Glider tow

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N6917Z
Model/Series: PA-25-235 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Twisp, WA
Destination: Twisp, WA

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: 48.350585,-120.09395 (est)

Glasflugel 304 CZ-17, N974CQ: Accident occurred June 20, 2021 in Winthrop, Okanogan County, Washington

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; Spokane, Washington


Location: Winthrop, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA235
Date & Time: June 20, 2021, 15:19 Local 
Registration: N974CQ
Aircraft: HPH LTD GLASFLUGEL 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HPH LTD 
Registration: N974CQ
Model/Series: GLASFLUGEL 304CZ-17
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 48.625833,-120.1545 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N729SA: Accident occurred June 18, 2021 at Sawyer County Airport (KHYR), Hayward, Wisconsin









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; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Sierra Alpha Leasing LLC


Location: Hayward, WI
Accident Number: CEN21LA280
Date & Time: June 18, 2021, 12:23 Local
Registration: N729SA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N729SA
Model/Series: SR22
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: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.028601,-91.445696 (est)














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Air Conditioning

Yaw Damper 

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 06/18/21, there was a loss of control on landing which resulted in the aircraft departing the runway.

DAMAGE:  Damage includes but may not be limited to:  The aircraft sustained damage to propeller, engine propeller strike, all three landing gear, wing spar broken/cut, right flap, aileron and wing tip, engine cowling, fuselage at wing attachment area.

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Aviat A-1C-180 Husky, N241PA: Incident occurred June 18, 2021 in Ladysmith, Rusk County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft struck powerline with float on landing in the river.

Hilow LLC


Date: 18-JUN-21
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N241PA
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A1C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LADYSMITH
State: WISCONSIN

Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, N2618A: Fatal accident occurred June 20, 2021 near Beagle Sky Ranch Airport (OR96), White City, Jackson County, Oregon

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; Portland, Oregon
Piper Aircraft Inc; Vero Beach, Florida 
Lycoming Engines, an Operating Division of AVCO Corp; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

Location: White City, OR 
Accident Number: WPR21FA233
Date & Time: June 20, 2021, 14:40 Local 
Registration: N2618A
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-135 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 20, 2021, at 1440 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-18-135, N2618A, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near White City, Oregon. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A friend of the pilot reported that the pilot departed from Bend, Oregon, around 1415, enroute to Beagle Sky Ranch Airport (OR96), White City, Oregon, where he was to meet the pilot. The friend reported that he observed the airplane initially enter the pattern on the left downwind for runway 33; however, the pilot initiated a go-around when the airplane was not aligned with the runway. When the friend saw the airplane again, the pilot was setting up to land on runway 15; however, the airplane was again not aligned with the runway and the pilot initiated another go-around. The friend subsequently heard the crash but did not witness the accident.

The first identified point of impact (FIPC) were the tops of 75-ft-tall trees about 200 ft east of the approach end of runway 15. The airplane continued in an arc-trajectory, where it travelled across a street, over a house, and impacted the side yard of a residence, where a post-crash fire ensued. The entire airplane came to rest on its left side against a wire fence.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N2618A
Model/Series: PA-18-135 
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: KMFR,1313 ft msl
Observation Time: 02:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Medford, OR (MFR)
Destination: White City, OR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 42.53817,-122.89871 

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.



Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
Case 21-3201

WHITE CITY, Oregon – A single-engine aircraft crashed this weekend in Sam’s Valley, Oregon, killing the sole occupant. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies and personnel from Fire District #3 were called to the scene of a small, single-engine Piper Tri-Pacer aircraft crash Sunday afternoon at the Beagle Sky Ranch Airport in White City, Oregon. The aircraft went down while attempting to land at approx. 2:55 p.m., killing the aircraft’s pilot, Henry Levin, 80, of Medford, Oregon. Levin’s next of kin has been notified.

The aircraft crashed in the backyard of a residence in the 15000 block of Jones Road in White City, Oregon, clipping the top of several trees nearby. The crash ignited a small grass fire, which was quickly extinguished by citizens and Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) personnel.

Federal authorities will investigate the crash circumstances. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been advised of the incident.

Federal authorities may release further information at a later time.





An 80-year-old Medford man died Sunday after crashing a small airplane into a field in White City, officials said.

Henry Levin was attempting to land his single-engine airplane at Beagle Sky Ranch Airport when it crashed less than a mile away in the backyard of a residence just before 3 p.m., according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer clipped several trees before hitting the field on Jones Road. The crash caused a small grass fire which was quickly extinguished by people who live in the area, said Jackson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Aaron Lewis.

“The fire was put out almost instantly by the homeowner and some of the neighbors,” Lewis said Monday.

An Oregon Department of Forestry crew was nearby during the crash and also helped respond to the fire, Lewis said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash, officials said.

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cirrus SR22, N727HG; accident occurred June 21, 2019 at Groton-New London Airport (KGON), New London County, Connecticut





Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N727HG


Location: Groton, CT

Accident Number: GAA19CA379
Date & Time: 06/21/2019, 1130 EDT
Registration: N727HG
Aircraft: Cirrus SR22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, while landing with gusting winds, the airplane porpoised on touchdown, so he chose to go around and "shoot the approach again." During the second landing, the airplane porpoised on touchdown. The pilot regained control of the airplane and taxied to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about 26 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 360° at 5 knots. The pilot reported that the wind was from 020° at 8 knots, gusting to 14 knots. The pilot was landing the airplane on runway 5. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare and failure to maintain pitch control, which resulted in a porpoised landing.

Findings

Aircraft Pitch control - Not attained/maintained
Aircraft Landing flare - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Abnormal runway contact (Defining event)
Landing Attempted remediation/recovery

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 48, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/26/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 180 hours (Total, all aircraft), 80 hours (Total, this make and model), 104 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cirrus
Registration: N727HG
Model/Series: SR22 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 4489
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/18/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 882.9 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO 550K
Registered Owner: Hannibal Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 310 hp
Operator: Performance Flight
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGON, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 234°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 1200 ft agl
Visibility:  9 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 360°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.52 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Rain
Departure Point: White Plains, NY (HPN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Groton, CT (GON)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1030 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Groton-New London (GON)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 9 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: Visual
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.330000, -72.045278 (est)

Loss of Control in Flight: Robinson R44 Beta II, N445AP; accident occurred June 21, 2019 in La Ward, Jackson County, 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; Houston, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: La Ward, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN19TA178
Date & Time: June 21, 2019, 12:15 Local 
Registration: N445AP
Aircraft: Robinson R44
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Analysis

The pilot was conducting helicopter aerial applications to a field and had just reversed course when he felt the helicopter start to descend. The pilot added power, "rolled the throttle all the way on," and increased collective and the descent continued. The pilot flared the helicopter and before it impacted the ground, the helicopter rolled and came to rest in a field, resulting in substantial damage. It is likely that the pilot lost control of the helicopter during the turn, resulting in the unexpected descent. Because the helicopter was at low altitude, the pilot did not have time to arrest the descent before impacting the ground.

Postaccident examination found no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operations.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot’s failure to maintain helicopter control during a course reversal, which resulted in impact with terrain.

Findings

Aircraft Descent rate - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

On June 21, 2019, about 1215 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N445AP, was substantially damaged when it impacted a field near La Ward, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

According to the pilot, during the aerial application flight to a field he had just reversed his course and was preparing for the next application pass when he felt the helicopter start to descend. The pilot added power and the descent continued. The pilot "rolled the throttle all the way on" and increased collective without a change in the decent rate. As the helicopter descended towards the field it started to shake; the pilot flared the helicopter and before it impacted the ground, the helicopter rolled and then came to rest
in the field.

According to the FAA inspector who responded to the accident, the tail boom separated from the helicopter, the fuselage was wrinkled, the landing skids collapsed, and the main rotor was impact damaged. He stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operations.

History of Flight

Maneuvering-low-alt flying Loss of control in flight (Defining event)
Uncontrolled descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 24, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: November 4, 2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 9, 2018
Flight Time: 1201 hours (Total, all aircraft), 573 hours (Total, this make and model), 1111.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 281 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 102 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson 
Registration: N445AP
Model/Series: R44 II
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2007 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 11607
Landing Gear Type: N/A; Skid 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: January 24, 2019 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 2359 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-AE1A5
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 205 Horsepower
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPSX
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 12:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2400 ft AGL
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3100 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 17 knots / 23 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: La Ward, TX (TX0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: La Ward, TX (TX0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 07:00 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.878334,-96.430831