Friday, July 09, 2021

Quad City Challenger II, Unregistered: Accident occurred July 04, 2021 in Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri

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.

Location: Ste. Genevieve, MO
Accident Number: CEN21LA307
Date & Time: July 4, 2021, 19:47 Local
Registration: UNREGISTERED
Aircraft: Unknown Challenger II
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Unknown 
Registration: Unregistered
Model/Series: Challenger II 
Aircraft Category: Unknown
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFAM,947 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 160°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Perryville, MO (PCD) 
Destination: Ste. Genevieve, MO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 37.974009,-90.04712 (est)

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, Missouri (KFVS) - A two-seater plane went down in a field on Sunday, July 4.

According to Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the plane landed near 16498 Highway M, near Highway J, in the county.

He said the two-seater plane was reportedly still running.

One person was injured, but the extent of their injuries was unknown. There were no reported deaths.

Cpl. Wheetley said it was private aircraft with no visible tail number known at this time.

It is unknown what caused the aircraft to go down.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted to handle the investigation.

Boeing 737-900, N68823: Incident occurred July 08, 2021 at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft was taxiing for departure and an American Airlines bus clipped the right winglet.  

United Airlines Inc


Date: 08-JUL-21
Time: 21:22:00Z
Regis#: N68823
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL1897
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Air Tractor AT-802, N8512L: Incident occurred July 07, 2021 - Birch Lake, Saint Louis County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft was performing a water scoop operation and the left wing struck the water. 

Advanced Flight Training & Leasing LLC


Date: 07-JUL-21
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N8512L
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: BIRCH LAKE
State: MINNESOTA

Cessna 180, N3224D: Incident occurred July 08, 2021 and Accident occurred July 19, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

July 08, 2021:  Aircraft on takeoff, pilot's seat unlocked and slid back causing the pilot to lose sight and veered off runway into the grass where the left wing touched the ground at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (KBZN),  Belgrade, Gallatin County, Montana


Date: 08-JUL-21
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N3224D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BOZEMAN
State: MONTANA

July 19, 2018



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Bozeman, MT
Accident Number: GAA18CA437
Date & Time: 07/19/2018, 1115 MDT
Registration: N3224D
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, after a wheel landing, the tail wheel touched down on the ground and started a "violent shaking." He pushed forward on the control yoke to raise the tail, increase throttle and subsequently let the tail touched down on the runway again. The tailwheel continued to shake, and the airplane began to veer left but the pilot corrected with opposite rudder. Shortly after the airplane regained runway heading, the airplane veered right, exited the runway to the right and ground looped.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The pilot added that, during landing, the wind was from 010ยบ at 4 knots. The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the 15 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 160° at 4 knots. The airplane landed on runway 03.

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 directional control during landing.

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3224D
Model/Series: 180 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1954
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 32022
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: 
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: Unknown
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBZN, 4427 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 325°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:VFR 
Destination: Bozeman, MT (BZN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL (BZN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4473 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2650 ft / 75 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: 45.777222, -111.150278 (est)

Cub Crafters CCX-2000, N536SJ: Incident occurred July 07, 2021 at Independence State Airport (7S5), Polk County, Oregon

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

Aircraft ground looped on landing.  


Date: 07-JUL-21
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N536SJ
Aircraft Make: CUB CRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CCX2000
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: INDEPENDENCE
State: OREGON

Van's RV-8, N526KP and Van's RV-8, N808LD: Accident occurred July 08, 2021 at Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), Portland, 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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon



Location: Hillsboro, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA276
Date & Time: July 8, 2021, 18:25 Local
Registration: N526KP (A1); N808LD (A2)
Aircraft: PAYNE STEVEN R RV-8 (A1); DAVIDSON LARRY R RV-8 (A2)
Injuries: 1 None (A1); 1 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: PAYNE STEVEN R 
Registration: N526KP
Model/Series: RV-8
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: DAVIDSON LARRY R 
Registration: N808LD
Model/Series: RV-8 
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: KHIO,204 ft msl 
Observation Time: 00:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.5442,-122.95356 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.5442,-122.95356 (est)

Piper PA-32R-301, N4174A: Incident occurred July 08, 2021 at Huron Regional Airport (KHON), Beadle County, South Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 08-JUL-21
Time: 16:47:00Z
Regis#: N4174A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HURON
State: SOUTH DAKOTA

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N8220P: Incident occurred July 07, 2021 and Accident occurred October 04, 2018

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

July 07, 2021:  Aircraft landed hard and main gear collapsed at Moore-Murrell Airport (KMOR), Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee.


Date: 07-JUL-21
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N8220P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MORRISTOWN
State: TENNESSEE

October 04, 2018



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; College Park, Georgia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Winder, GA
Accident Number: GAA19CA016
Date & Time: 10/04/2018, 1930 EDT
Registration: N8220P
Aircraft: Piper PA24
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing area undershoot
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during a night flight, while lowering the flaps for landing, the cockpit lights turned off. He attempted to turn the lights back on to no avail. He added that the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) lights were off and that he could not get the runway lights to turn on either. As he was landing past "the first arrow in front [chevron in the displaced threshold]," he heard a "thump." He taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident.

The passenger, an airframe and powerplant mechanic, reported that, during approach after the cockpit lights went out, he used his flashlight to light up the cockpit. He was unable to correct the panel lights but observed that the runway lights were "bright." He added that, during the landing, he felt the "bottom drop out" and that the airplane landed hard and bounced.

Postaccident examination revealed that the right horizontal stabilator sustained substantial damage. The pilot added that he and the passenger went to the beginning of the approach runway and found pieces of broken runway lights.

Archived NOTAMs for the date of the accident stated that:
RWY 31 PAPI UNUSABLE

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 an adequate approach path at night after an electrical failure, which resulted in the airplane striking runway lights.

Findings

Aircraft Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Environmental issues Runway/taxi/approach light - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR pattern final  Electrical system malf/failure
Landing Landing area undershoot (Defining event)
Landing Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/16/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1226.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 40.2 hours (Total, this make and model), 181.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 8.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N8220P
Model/Series: PA24 250
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 24-3473
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/14/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2900 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5145.31 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-A1D5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 250 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWDR, 943 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2335 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 295°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:  27°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Winder, GA (WDR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Winder, GA (WDR)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1745 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BARROW COUNTY (WDR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 943 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 33.980278, -83.660833 (est)

Cessna 195A, N195LS: Incident occurred July 08, 2021 in Mansfield, Douglas County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 


Date: 08-JUL-21
Time: 20:22:00Z
Regis#: N195LS
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 195
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MANSFIELD
State: WASHINGTON