Thursday, July 01, 2021

Piper PA-28-161, N631FT: Incident occurred June 30, 2021 at Melbourne International Airport (KMLB), Brevard County, Florida

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

Aircraft skidded off runway and into the grass.  

F I T Aviation LLC


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 12:52:00Z
Regis#: N631FT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: FLORIDA TECH
City: MELBOURNE
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, N1715Y: Incident occurred June 30, 2021 at Kona International Airport, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft on taxi struck N917JF that was parked.

Pacific Fleet Aviation LLC


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N1715Y
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: KAILUA
State: HAWAII

Cessna 150L, N1972L: Accident occurred June 30, 2021 at Mud Lake Airport (1U2), Terreton, Jefferson 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; Salt Lake City


Location: Terreton, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA255
Date & Time: June 30, 2021, 12:51 Local
Registration: N1972L
Aircraft: Cessna 150L
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1972L
Model/Series: 150L 
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: KRXE,4862 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
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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: 43.850944,-112.50136 (est)

Aero Commander 500S, N9038N: Accident occurred June 25, 2021 at Jennings Airport (3R7), Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

ASH Industries Inc


Location: Jennings, LA
Accident Number: CEN21LA298
Date & Time: June 25, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N9038N
Aircraft: Aero Commander 500 S 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aero Commander
Registration: N9038N
Model/Series: 500 S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.22222,-92.65694 (est)

Aeronca 15AC Sedan, N1175H: Accident occurred June 30, 2021 at Hastings Airport (9D9), Barry County, Michigan

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; Grand Rapids, Michigan Location: Hastings, MI
Accident Number: CEN21LA303
Date & Time: June 30, 2021, 18:03 Local 
Registration: N1175H
Aircraft: Aeronca 15AC 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 30, 2021, about 1803 eastern daylight time, an Aeronca 15AC airplane, N1175H, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near the Hastings Airport (9D9), Hastings, Michigan. The pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The pilot reported that about 45 minutes into the flight, the engine lost power following a practice goaround while conducting pattern work. After the loss of power, the flight instructor took control of the airplane and executed a forced landing to a grass area on airport property. During the landing, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.

The airframe sustained substantial damage to the left wing, left wing strut, and rudder.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca
Registration: N1175H
Model/Series: 15AC 
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: GRR,794 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4400 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hastings, MI (9D9) 
Destination: Hastings, MI

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: 42.66739,-85.35251

Enstrom 280FX, N1225D: Incident occurred June 30, 2021 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Rotorcraft made a forced landing in a field. 


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 20:31:00Z
Regis#: N1225D
Aircraft Make: ENSTROM
Aircraft Model: 280FX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SHERMAN
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N6284R: Incident occurred June 30, 2021 at Cheboygan County Airport (KSLH), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 30-JUN-21
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N6284R
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: CHEBOYGAN
State: MICHIGAN

Christen A-1 Husky, N9609H: Accident occurred June 30, 2021 in Twin Falls, 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: Twin Falls, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA264
Date & Time: June 30, 2021, 20:45 Local 
Registration: N9609H
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: N9609H
Model/Series: A-1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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: 42.481806,-114.48775 (est)

Cessna 180J, N42084: Accident occurred June 30, 2021 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas

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

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

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

Location: Tyler, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA308
Date & Time: June 30, 2021, 20:20 Local 
Registration: n42084
Aircraft: Cessna 180J
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N42084
Model/Series: 180J 
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: KTYR,551 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
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Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.349998,-95.300003 (est)

Earthstar Gull 2000, N1712L: Fatal accident occurred June 30, 2021 in Curtiss, Clark County, 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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Location: Curtiss, WI
Accident Number: CEN21FA297
Date & Time: June 30, 2021, 04:50 Local 
Registration: N1712L
Aircraft: Earthstar Aircraft Gull 2000
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On June 30, 2021, about 0450 central daylight time, an Earthstar Aircraft Gull 2000 experimental lightsport airplane, N1712L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Curtiss, Wisconsin. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

An individual who was interested in purchasing the airplane stated that the pilot had offered to fly the airplane to New Richmond Regional Airport (RNH), New Richmond, Wisconsin, where he could examine the airplane. The individual had suggested to meet about 1200 at RNH, but the pilot subsequently requested to meet at 0600. The individual agreed to meet at 0600 believing that the pilot had to return for work after their meeting.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, there was a witness near the private airstrip who had seen and heard the airplane operating between 0430 and 0500. The witness reported hearing the airplane’s engine as it departed the private airstrip. There were no eyewitnesses to the accident. The last cellular activity for the pilot’s mobile phone was recorded about 0447.

There were multiple reports by sheriff deputies that the early morning weather near the accident location included heavy fog with limited surface visibility. The visibility on the roadways near the accident location were 20-100 ft and required the use of windshield wipers while driving. Additionally, on the morning of the accident, a semi-trailer truck had inadvertently departed the side of Wisconsin State Highway 29 because the driver reportedly could not see the road in the heavy fog.

At 0400, the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, issued a Dense Fog Advisory for an area that included the accident location, which called for locally dense fog that reduced visibilities to 1/2 mile or less.

At 0435, the weather at Taylor County Airport (MDZ), about 10 miles northeast of the accident location, included a calm surface wind, ¼ mile surface visibility with fog, and 500 ft vertical visibility. At 0455, the weather at MDZ had improved to 5 miles visibility with mist and clear skies.

A postaccident review of weather radar data was clear of meteorological targets over the accident location. Civil twilight began at 0442, and sunrise occurred at 0519.

The pilot did not possess an instrument rating for flight in instrument meteorological conditions. He had logged 3.0 hours of simulated instrument flight before he took his regulatory checkride for his private pilot certificate on March 14, 2020. His last recorded instrument time was accumulated during his private pilot checkride.

The airplane crashed in a wooded area about 1/3 mile southwest of the west end of the departure airstrip. Based on damage to trees at the accident site, the airplane had descended into trees on a south heading while in an approximately 30° nose-down pitch attitude. The airframe parachute rocket had deployed due to impact forces. The left wing had separated during impact. The right wing and tailboom remained attached to the fuselage. Flight control system continuity could not be determined; however, all observed flight control separations were consistent with impact related damage or were cut to facilitate recovery of the wreckage. The fuel tank contained fuel and there was evidence of a fuel leak at the accident site. There was no evidence of a mechanical engine failure, and both carburetors contained uncontaminated fuel.

A postaccident examination of the airplane did not reveal any evidence of a mechanical malfunction or failure that would have precluded normal operation during the flight. The airplane was not equipped for instrument flight. The damaged components of an electronic engine monitor and an electronic artificial horizon device were retained for possible data download.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Earthstar Aircraft 
Registration: N1712L
Model/Series: Gull 2000 
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: IMC 
Condition of Light: Dawn
Observation Facility, Elevation: MDZ,1478 ft msl 
Observation Time: 04:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 0.5 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Curtiss, WI (PVT) 
Destination: New Richmond, WI (RNH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 44.984025,-90.461475

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.