Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N2102P: Incident occurred July 03, 2021 and Accident occurred January 06, 2015

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

July 03, 2021:  Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike. 

Westwind School of Aeronautics Phoenix LLC


Date: 03-JUL-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N2102P
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: GILA BEND
State: ARIZONA

January 06, 2015











Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Norfolk, Virginia 
Accident Number: ERA15LA094
Date & Time: January 6, 2015, 13:30 Local
Registration: N2102P
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were conducting a private pilot check ride. The DPE reported that, during climbout, he retarded the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The student attempted to recover the airplane by lowering its nose to maintain controlled flight. However, the airplane descended. The DPE terminated the simulated engine failure, took control of the airplane, and attempted to recover full engine power, but the engine remained at idle power, and the airplane descended into trees. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures, and the engine was test run with no anomalies noted. The reason for the engine's failure to regain full power could not be determined.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The engine's failure to regain full power after a simulated engine failure for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations and testing.

Findings

Not determined (general) - Unknown/Not determined
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

On January 6, 2015, about 1330 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172S, N2102P, was substantially damaged when it collided with trees during a forced landing near Norfolk, Virginia. The designated pilot examiner (DPE) and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was registered to Broad Reach Corporation and operated by Eads Flight School under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight. The flight originated from Hampton Roads Executive Airport (PVG), Norfolk, Virginia about 1300.

According to the DPE and the student pilot, during a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot check ride, the DPE retarded the throttle during climbout at an altitude of 500 feet above ground level to simulate an engine failure. He then asked the student pilot "what he would do to recover the airplane." The student pilot lowered the nose of the airplane and maintained controlled flight. As the airplane descended, the DPE asked the student pilot to turn the fuel boost pump to the "ON" position and recover the airplane. The student pilot acknowledged but did not activate the boost pump and the airplane continued to descend. The DPE terminated the simulated engine failure, took over control of the airplane and pushed the throttle forward to regain engine power. However, the engine did not respond and remained at idle rpm. The DPE verified the magneto selector was in the both position, mixture in the rich position, and asked the student pilot to verify the fuel tank selector valve was in the on/both position. The airplane continued to descend and collided with a tree line. During the collision both wings were buckled and the airplane came to rest at the base of a tree.

An examination of the engine by a FAA inspector revealed that the propeller was bent but the exterior of the engine appeared to have minor damage. The two aft right engine mount tubes were buckled aft and broken. The engine turned over by hand and compression on all four cylinders was achieved. All eight spark plugs were removed, and with the exception of the No. 2 bottom plug being oil fouled, all other plugs were mild tan to a slight over rich soot color. All ignition leads produced a spark, with the exception of No. 2 bottom ignition lead. The lead had continuity and was not grounding out. The magneto distributor cap was removed, and the ignition lead socket was examined. The inner contact surface was clean, but the lip of the socket had some carbon traces; the carbon traces were cleaned and the cap was re-installed. The engine was cleaned with compressed air and the propeller was replaced with a serviceable replacement. Three gallons of fuel were placed in the right tank due to the left tank being compromised; and the electric fuel pump was turned on to pressurize the system and check for leaks. No leaks were found. The fuel control rigging (throttle and mixture) was checked and both maximum and minimum travel was attained with normal effort from the cockpit controls.

It was determined that an engine run could be performed. The engine was started and allowed to warm up and all engine parameters were normal. The engine was then checked within the parameters of AD2001-06-17, and the engine settled at an even 600 rpm idle, with a 10 to 20 rpm rise as the mixture Vernier was slowly screwed out. The magneto drop check was performed at 1,200 rpm; with about a 50 rpm drop for both magnetos. The engine was then shut down normally with the mixture control, and again restarted with no anomalies noted.

History of Flight

Initial climb Simulated/training event
Initial climb Loss of engine power (partial) (Defining event)
Emergency descent Off-field or emergency landing
Emergency descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Check pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Flight instructor 
Age: 57,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; 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): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 4, 2014
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: January 5, 2014
Flight Time: 14300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 400 hours (Total, this make and model), 12800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 32,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 7, 2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: January 6, 2015
Flight Time: 45 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model), 12 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2102P
Model/Series: 172 S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 172S9594
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: November 18, 2014 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 48 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3670 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PVG,28 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:35 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 280°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 260° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Norfolk, VA (PVG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Norfolk, VA (PVG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 13:00 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Hampton Roads Executive PVG
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 28 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used:
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.780277,-76.467498(est)

Cessna 182C Skylane, N9007T: Accident occurred July 04, 2021 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai 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; Spokane, Washington


Location: Coeur D Alene, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA304
Date & Time: July 4, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N9007T
Aircraft: Cessna 182C 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N9007T
Model/Series: 182C
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: 14:30 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind 
Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
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Destination:

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: 47.841558,-116.25199 (est)

Beech 58 Baron, N587CK: Incident occurred July 06, 2021 at Shelbyville Municipal Airport (KGEZ), Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 

Kalitta Charters LLC


Date: 06-JUL-21
Time: 12:00:00Z
Regis#: N587CK
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: AIRNET II
Flight Number: USC108
City: SHELBYVILLE
State: INDIANA

Grumman American AA-5B, N28643L: Accident occurred July 05, 2021 at Wells Municipal Airport (KLWL), Elko County, Nevada

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; Reno, Nevada

Location: Wells, NV
Accident Number: WPR21LA260
Date & Time: July 5, 2021, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N28643
Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5B
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP.
Registration: N28643
Model/Series: AA-5B
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: / ,
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Visibility:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
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Destination:

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: 41.117111,-114.92213

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N724R: Incident occurred July 06, 2021 at Republic Airport (KFRG), Farmingdale, New York

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

Aircraft veered off runway while landing. 

Henry Kara Aviation LLC


Date: 06-JUL-21
Time: 17:23:00Z
Regis#: N724R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK

Cessna T206H Stationair, N302WD: Accident occurred July 06, 2021 at Statesville Regional Airport (KSVH), Iredell County, North Carolina

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

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Manning Air LLC


Location: Statesville, NC
Accident Number: ERA21LA279
Date & Time: July 6, 2021, 14:30 Local
Registration: N302WD
Aircraft: TEXTRON AVIATION INC T206 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: TEXTRON AVIATION INC 
Registration: N302WD
Model/Series: T206 H 
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: KSVH,967 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Huntsville, AL (MDQ) 
Destination: Statesville, NC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.765,-80.953889

Piper PA-46-500TP, N31062: Accident occurred July 06, 2021 at Dare County Regional Airport (KMQI), Manteo, North Carolina

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

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina
Piper Aircraft; Vero Beach, Florida 
Hartzell Propellers; Piqua, Ohio
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Quebec
Pratt & Whitney Canada; Bridgeport, West Virginia 
Location: Manteo, NC
Accident Number: ERA21LA287
Date & Time: July 6, 2021, 15:08 Local 
Registration: N31062
Aircraft: Piper PA46-500TP 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 6, 2021, about 1508 eastern day light time, a Piper PA-46-500TP, N31062, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Manteo, North Carolina. The airline transport pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that the fuel tanks had been topped-off with Jet-A fuel before the flight. He departed Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) from runway 23; however, just after he retracted the landing gear, he noted a loss of thrust from the engine. He verified that the throttle had not moved, unlocked the Manual Override (MOR), and moved it forward in an attempt to increase engine power. Engine power did not increase, and the pilot began to prepare for a forced landing. Suddenly, the engine surged, and the pilot initiated a climb. There was a brief interruption of engine power, but the airplane continued to climb, and the pilot started a turn back to the airport.

As the pilot maneuvered the airplane back toward the airport, the engine again lost power. He subsequently landed about midfield, at the intersection of runway 35 and runway 23, and was aligned about 35° off runway heading for runway 35. The airplane continued off the paved surface, into the grass, where the nose landing gear collapsed, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage.

The airplane was equipped with a Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine. The airframe and engine were retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N31062
Model/Series: PA46-500TP
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: KMQI,13 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4800 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches
Hg Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Manteo, NC 
Destination: Manassas, VA (HEF)

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: 35.919748,-75.694914 (est)

Titan T-51D Mustang, N15180: Accident occurred July 06, 2021 at Northeast Ohio Regional Airport (KHZY), Ashtabula, 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; Ashtabula, Ohio


Location: Ashtabula, OH
Accident Number: CEN21LA309
Date & Time: July 6, 2021, 14:45 Local 
Registration: N15180
Aircraft: MYRON OLESON T-51D MUSTANG 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 6, 2021, about 1445 central daylight time, a Titan T-51 homebuilt experimental airplane, N15180, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ashtabula, Ohio. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The intent of the local flight was to perform fuel flow and fuel indicator checks on the newly built airplane. After takeoff, while climbing through 200 ft agl, the engine lost power. The pilot noticed that the engine computer circuit breaker was tripped. He attempted to reset the circuit breaker and attempted to restart the engine. The circuit breaker would not reset, so the pilot nosed over the airplane to land on the remaining part of the 5,900 ft runway. Upon contact with the runway, the left main landing gear
collapsed, and the airplane ground looped. The left wing sustained substantial damage.

The airplane was recovered to a secure hangar for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MYRON OLESON 
Registration: N15180
Model/Series: T-51D MUSTANG 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: KHZY,924 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / 19 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ashtabula, OH 
Destination: Ashtabula, OH

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: 41.89,-80.79 (est)