Monday, July 19, 2021

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee E, N3676R: Incident occurred July 17, 2021 near Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (KLBB), Lubbock County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft declared an emergency on left base and made a forced landing in a field. 

Raider Aviation LLC


Date: 17-JUL-21
Time: 17:00:00Z
Regis#: N3676R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: LUBBOCK
State: TEXAS

LUBBOCK, Texas — Emergency crews were dispatched to a small plane crash just north of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport early Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred around noon.

An EverythingLubbock.com photographer reported the plane crashed in a field north of Farm-to-Market Road 1294.

According to emergency radio traffic, there were two occupants onboard who were not injured and refused medical treatment.

EverythingLubbock.com reached out the Federal Aviation Administration requesting additional information on the crash.

Aeronca 7AC, N84318: Accident occurred July 15, 2021 at Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (KRHI), 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


Location: Rhinelander, WI
Accident Number: CEN21LA324
Date & Time: July 15, 2021, 17:00 Local 
Registration: N84318
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeronca 
Registration: N84318
Model/Series: 7AC
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: KRHI,1624 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Rhinelander, WI 
Destination: Rhinelander, WI

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: 45.628882,-89.456123 

Cessna 172L Skyhawk, N172SS: Incident occurred July 17, 2021 at Grand Geneva Resort Airport (C02), Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into bushes. 

Flying W Leasing Inc


Date: 17-JUL-21
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N172SS
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: LAKE GENEVA
State: WISCONSIN

Deputies: Man crashes through St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (KPIE) fencing before boarding Coast Guard aircraft

Herrera Hamilton Moreno


CLEARWATER, Florida — A Tampa man faces federal charges for crashing through fencing at the St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport and getting into the cockpit of a Coast Guard aircraft, the sheriff's office said.

Airport deputies were told of a suspicious car driving on the portion of tarmac where aircraft are parked just before 5 a.m. Saturday, according to a Pinellas County Sheriff's Office news release. 

Deputies tried to stop the car as it traveled to the Coast Guard station, which then crashed through a security gate. It eventually came to a stop as the man, later identified as 36-year-old Herrera Hamilton Moreno, got out while parked at a hangar and ran off.

He allegedly boarded a parked C-130 aircraft and entered its cockpit. Deputies were able to arrest him not long thereafter.

The sheriff's office says Moreno drove through fencing surrounding the airport before getting onto the runway. The car he was driving had been reported stolen from Tampa earlier Friday, deputies said.

He is booked in the Pinellas County jail on charges of fleeing and eluding, trespassing, grand theft auto, habitual traffic offender, burglary and two counts of criminal mischief.

Federal charges are pending, as well.

Kolb FireStar KXP, N4406K: Incident occurred July 18, 2021 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin

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

Aircraft lost power and made an emergency landing in a field. 


Date: 19-JUL-21
Time: 00:59:00Z
Regis#: N4406K
Aircraft Make: KOLB
Aircraft Model: FIRESTAR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WISCONSIN RAPIDS
State: WISCONSIN

Hard Landing: Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N4365M; accident occurred July 18, 2020 in Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine





Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board
    
Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Lincolnville, Maine 
Accident Number: ERA20CA268
Date & Time: July 18, 2020, 12:30 Local
Registration: N4365M
Aircraft: Piper PA 12
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

At the conclusion of a local flight with stops at several airports, the pilot was returning to the private grass runway. The pilot described that the final approach to the runway was “too fast,” and that when the airplane touched down on the soft turf it bounced. When the airplane touched down a second time, the landing gear collapsed. The fuselage was substantially damaged. The pilot 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's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and subsequent main landing gear collapse.

Findings

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

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing Landing gear collapse

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: March 25, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 562 hours (Total, all aircraft), 36 hours (Total, this make and model), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4365M
Model/Series: PA 12 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1947 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 12-3303
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: July 3, 2019 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 15 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O290-0-2
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 135 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Rockland, ME (RKD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lincolnville, ME (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 11:15 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Private PVT
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 386 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: UNKN
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1700 ft / 200 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Straight-in

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: 44.69429,-69.381042 (est)

Low Altitude Operation/Event: Robinson R44 Astro, N570WH; accident occurred July 20, 2020 in Dickeyville, Grant County, Wisconsin



Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

MF Helicopters LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N570WH

 Location: Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Accident Number: CEN20CA300
Date & Time: July 20, 2020, 13:40 Local 
Registration: N570WH
Aircraft: Robinson R44 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Low altitude operation/event
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Analysis

The pilot reported that while performing an aerial application flight at low altitude, the helicopter impacted wires between two poles. He stated the wires were higher than he expected due to the change in terrain contours relative to the poles, and he did not see the wires until just before impact. He then performed a precautionary landing to an adjacent waterway. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter 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 did not maintain clearance from wires during an aerial application flight.

Findings

Personnel issues Monitoring environment - Pilot
Environmental issues Wire - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering-low-alt flying Low altitude operation/event (Defining event)
Maneuvering-low-alt flying Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 42, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
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: October 23, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 19, 2020
Flight Time: 7700 hours (Total, all aircraft), 380 hours (Total, this make and model), 6100 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 145 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 107 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robinson 
Registration: N570WH
Model/Series: R44 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1998 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 0538
Landing Gear Type: N/A; Skid 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 13, 2019 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 86 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4581 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-540-F1B5
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 235 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: PVB,1024 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:35 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 30°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft AGL
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots / Turbulence Type
Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dickeyville, WI 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dickeyville, WI
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport

Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used:
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing

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: 42.625278,-90.587776 (est)