Thursday, July 29, 2021

Cessna 172M, N1415U: Incident occurred July 28, 2021 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft veered off runway after landing. 

BAI-N1415U LLC


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 17:15:00Z
Regis#: N1415U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Enstrom F-28A, N46MU: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Mountain Home, Elmore 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; Boise, Idaho


Location: Mountain Home, ID
Accident Number: WPR21LA293
Date & Time: July 28, 2021, 10:43 Local
Registration: N46MU
Aircraft: Enstrom F-28A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Enstrom 
Registration: N46MU
Model/Series: F-28A 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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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Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
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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: 43.131389,-115.7303

Cessna T210M Turbo Centurion, N761WH: Incident occurred July 27, 2021 at Shoshone County Airport (S83), Kellogg, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 27-JUL-21
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N761WH
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KELLOGG
State: IDAHO

Cessna 700 Citation Longitude, N707VM: Incident occurred July 28, 2021 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (KICT), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft struck a bird on takeoff.  

TTX Holdings LLC


Date: 29-JUL-21
Time: 00:35:00Z
Regis#: N707VM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 700
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: THRIVE AVIATION
Flight Number: TIV707
City: WICHITA
State: KANSAS

Boeing B75N1, N1720B: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky

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; Louisville, Kentucky Location: Lexington, KY
Accident Number: ERA21LA304
Date & Time: July 28, 2021, 08:20 Local 
Registration: N1720B
Aircraft: Boeing B75N1 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 28, 2021, about 0820 eastern daylight time, a Boeing B75N1, N8412M, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lexington, Kentucky. The private pilot and a passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot he departed with 46 gallons of fuel, after flying for 20 minutes the airplane began to lose engine power and he was unable to maintain altitude. The pilot added full power, full mixture, and carburetor heat, but was still unable to maintain altitude. The pilot subsequently performed a forced landing to a private driveway.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the accident site, initial examination of the airplane revealed that the wings sustained substantial damage. The airplane impacted a telephone pole just prior to touchdown. All engine and flight controls functioned normally and were verified from the cockpit controls to their respective control surfaces. The magneto switch was jammed in the BOTH position. The inspector was able to manually rotate the propeller with no binding in the engine.

The airplane and engine were recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing 
Registration: N1720B
Model/Series: B75N1 
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: LEX,989 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Lexington, KY (KLEX)
Destination: Lexington, KY

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: 37.953781,-84.406687 (est)

Embraer EMB-145XR, N14180: Incident occurred July 28, 2021 near Lafayette Regional Airport (KLFT), Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Aircraft nose struck a bird.  

United Airlines Inc


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 16:05:00Z
Regis#: N14180
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB145
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UCA4323
City: LAFAYETTE
State: LOUISIANA

Lancair IV, N26PD: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Indian Springs, Clark County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on a highway and post crash fire. 

Plane Holding Co


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 16:09:00Z
Regis#: N26PD
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: INDIAN SPRINGS
State: NEVADA

Embraer ERJ-145LR, N633AE: Incident occurred July 28, 2021 in Dayton, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aircraft struck a bird leaving a dent in the wing.  

American Airlines Inc


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: N633AE
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: EMB145
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: PIEDMONT
City: DAYTON
State: OHIO

Twin, N327TT: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 in Unionville, Bedford County, Tennessee

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

Weight-shift control aircraft struck trees and crashed in a field.  


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 00:28:00Z
Regis#: N327TT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: TWIN
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: UNIONVILLE
State: TENNESSEE

Tango 2, N910V: Accident occurred July 28, 2021 at Childress Municipal Airport (KCDS), 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; Lubbock, Texas Location: Childress, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA342
Date & Time: July 28, 2021, 11:29 Local 
Registration: N910V
Aircraft: ALEXANDER VAGNER TANGO 2 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ALEXANDER VAGNER 
Registration: N910V
Model/Series: TANGO 2 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: KCDS,1951 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 10000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
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: 34.433778,-100.288 (est)

Rockwell International 690A Turbo Commander, N690DS: Incident occurred July 28, 2021 at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (KSHD), Weyers Cave, Virginia

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

Aircraft experienced a blown tire on landing. 

McRae Aviation LLC


Date: 28-JUL-21
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: N690DS
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: 690A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: STAUNTON
State: VIRGINIA

Rutan Long-EZ, N966EZ: Fatal accident occurred July 27, 2021 and Accident occurred October 07, 2017

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; Scottsdale, Arizona
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania 
Location: Tucson, AZ 
Accident Number: WPR21FA288
Date & Time: July 27, 2021, 07:13 Local
Registration: N966EZ
Aircraft: Borom Long-EZ 
Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On July 27, 2021, about 0713 mountain standard time, an amateur-built experimental Long-EZ airplane, N996EZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Tucson, Arizona. The pilot was fatally injured, and the pilot rated passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A preliminary review of ADS-B data indicated that the airplane departed from Ryan Airfield Airport (RYN), Tucson, Arizona, on a northerly track. Subsequently, the airplane turned left to the west and after a few miles, to a southerly heading. About 12 miles from the airport, the airplane maneuvered and completed three 360° turns. The airplane then turned to an easterly heading toward RYN. The last recorded data was at 0713, consistent with the airplane on approach to runway 6R.

The pilot contacted the RYN tower controller about 12 miles southwest of the airport and requested a practice power off landing. The pilot was instructed to make a straight in approach and report a two-mile final. The pilot reported a two-mile final and was cleared to land on runway 6R. Subsequently, the airplane impacted terrain about 500 ft short of the runway and came to rest inverted.

The rear seat pilot rated passenger stated that the pilot extended the speed brake during the approach because he was high in altitude. He further stated that the pilot became fast on several occasions on final and then became slow on short final. He told the pilot to add power but could not determine if the airplane would make the runway because of the poor visibility from the rear seat. He stated that the airplane sank, struck the ground hard, and then nosed over.

Witnesses stated that the airplane looked low on the approach. Additionally, review of surveillance video from nearby businesses revealed that the airplane impacted terrain in a relatively flat attitude but shortly thereafter, nosed over and flipped inverted.
The airplane was recovered to a secure facility for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Borom
Registration: N966EZ
Model/Series: Long-EZ
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRYN,2418 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:45 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Tucson, AZ 
Destination: Tucson, AZ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 32.139081,-111.18254 (est)

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.
 
Marcus Borom

July 2021

This is not the weather pattern I had become accustomed to in Arizona. Our past monsoons provided clear skies in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Every day provided good flight hours in the morning with reasonable temperatures below 90 degrees. Climate change has altered that. The best time I see ahead is Tuesday morning with a possible narrow window of opportunity. The end of the month looms ahead. Without a valid BFR, I cannot legally fly my plane. -Marcus Borom


Marcus Borom
July 14, 2021

All set for my BFR.  [for any non-pilots reading this, BFR is a required, biennial flight review]  

Six AM.  Clouds are threatening in the NE, but radar showed that the storm cells were moving to the SE, away from the airfield.  Maybe my flight will still be a go. Then it started to drizzle, and I moved Daedalus II back into the hangar.  Since the beginning of July, my neighborhood has received 2.7 inches of rain.  Tucson is evidently no longer in a drought.  Even though the rain is an inconvenience, it is welcomed – except for the flash-flooding.

My CFI (certified flight instructor) showed up at the appointed time of 6:30 AM.  My CFI also was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.  I hope he doesn’t expect that sort of performance from me.

As the morning moved on, the weather got really nasty, and the storm cells turned over the airfield (see attached radar photo).  Even though there were brief periods of calm, I suggested that we reschedule.  My CFI gave me kudos for good judgement.  That is one positive step toward completing my BFR, which will be scheduled for some time next week.

June 2019


October 07, 2017











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; Scottsdale, Arizona

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR18LA003
Date & Time: October 7, 2017, 10:30 Local
Registration: N966EZ (A1); N15664 (A2)
Aircraft: BOROM MARCUS P LONG EZ (A1); Piper PA 28-180 (A2) 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial (A1); Minor (A2)
Defining Event: Midair collision 
Injuries: 1 None (A1); 2 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Personal (A2) 

Analysis

Two airplanes, a Long EZ and a Piper PA-28, collided in midair while in the traffic pattern about 1 mile northwest of the airport. The Long EZ pilot reported to the air traffic control (ATC) tower about 9 miles north of the airport that he was inbound for a full-stop landing. The controller instructed the Long EZ pilot to make left traffic to runway 6L and to report 2 miles on the 45° to runway 6L, which the pilot acknowledged. About 1 minute later, the Piper pilot reported about 8.5 miles northwest of the airport that he was inbound for a full-stop landing. He was instructed to enter a left base for runway 6L, which he acknowledged.

The controller then instructed the Long EZ pilot to make a left 360° turn for traffic, which the pilot acknowledged. He then cleared the Long EZ to be “number two” to land on runway 6L, following a Cessna on a left base. The Long EZ pilot acknowledged his clearance.

Shortly thereafter, two garbled transmissions were made. The controller then asked who was requesting runway 6R; the Long EZ pilot responded that he was not requesting runway 6R but wanted to confirm that traffic was landing on runway 6R. The controller stated that he had a Cessna on short final for runway 6L and a Piper Cherokee on about a 1-mile final for runway 6R. The Long EZ pilot transmitted that he had the wrong traffic in sight and that he now had the other landing traffic in sight on final. The controller told the Long EZ pilot to follow the traffic just over the numbers on runway 6L. 

The Long EZ pilot stated that while he was on downwind, he saw a Piper “passing rapidly directly above” him from the right. According to the Piper pilot, he began his turn for a left base to the runway when he noticed an airplane coming toward him from downwind. He further stated that he attempted to avoid the other airplane but that his airplane's landing gear struck the Long EZ. Both airplanes declared an emergency and landed uneventfully. The Long EZ sustained substantial damage to the left rudder, and the Piper sustained minor damage to the landing gear assembly.

The pilots of both airplanes had the final authority for the operation of their airplanes and were required to see and avoid other airplanes. Further, although no specific ATC separations were applicable during the visual flight rules pattern operation, the controller was still required to be vigilant for traffic conflicts, provide traffic information and issue traffic advisories when necessary, and establish a safe traffic sequence to the runway.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The failure of both pilots to see and avoid the other airplane while maneuvering in the traffic pattern, which resulted in a midair collision.

Contributing to the accident was the controller's failure to provide adequate traffic information, issue necessary traffic advisories, and establish a safe traffic sequence for airplanes under his control in the Class D airspace.

Findings

Personnel issues (A1) Monitoring other aircraft - Pilot
Personnel issues (A1) Issuing instructions - ATC personnel
Personnel issues (A2) Monitoring other aircraft - Pilot
Personnel issues (A2) Issuing instructions - ATC personnel

Factual Information

On October 7, 2017, about 1024 mountain standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Long EZ airplane, N966EZ, and a Piper PA-28-180 airplane, N15664, sustained substantial damage and minor damage, respectively, when they were involved in an accident near Tucson, Arizona. The pilot of the Long EZ and the pilot and passenger of the Piper were not injured. Both airplanes were operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flights.

According to the air traffic control (ATC) tower transcript, at 1019:31, the Long EZ pilot reported to the RYN ATC tower, that he was over Wasson Peak, about 9 miles north of RYN, and was inbound for a full-stop landing. The controller instructed the pilot to make left traffic to runway 6L and to report 2 miles on the 45° to runway 6L. The Long EZ pilot acknowledged the transmission. At 1020:26, the Piper pilot reported about 8.5 miles northwest of RYN and that he was inbound for a full-stop landing. He was instructed to enter a left base for runway 6L. The Piper pilot acknowledged the transmission.

At 1021:33, the controller instructed the Long EZ pilot to make a left 360° turn for traffic west of him that was turning for a base. The Long EZ pilot acknowledged the transmission and said he was making the turn. He was then cleared to be “number two” to land on runway 6L, following a Cessna on a left base. The Long EZ pilot acknowledged his clearance.

Shortly thereafter, a garbled transmission was made, to which the controller replied, "uh got step[ped] on there say again." Another garbled transmission was made. The controller then asked who was requesting runway 6R; the Long EZ pilot responded that he was not requesting runway 6R but wanted to confirm that traffic was landing on runway 6R. The controller stated that he had a Cessna on short final for runway 6L, followed by a Long EZ, and a Piper Cherokee on about a 1-mile final for runway 6R. The Long EZ pilot transmitted that he had the wrong traffic in sight and that he now had the other landing traffic in sight on final. The controller told the Long EZ pilot to follow the traffic just over the numbers on runway 6L.

In a postaccident statement, the Long EZ pilot reported that while he was on downwind, he saw a Piper “passing rapidly directly above” him from the right. The Piper pilot indicated in a postaccident statement that he began his turn for a left base for runway 6L when he noticed an airplane coming toward him from downwind. The Piper pilot stated that he attempted to avoid the other airplane but that his airplane's landing gear struck the Long EZ; the airplanes were about 1 mile northwest of RYN when they collided in midair. At 1024:39, the Piper pilot declared an emergency and advised the controller that a midair collision had occurred. The Long EZ pilot also declared an emergency, and both airplanes landed uneventfully at RYN. The Long EZ sustained substantial damage to the left rudder, and the Piper sustained minor damage to the landing gear assembly.

Title 14 CFR 91.113 states that “[w]hen weather conditions permit, regardless of whether an operation is conducted under instrument flight rules [IFR] or visual flight rules [VFR], vigilance shall be maintained by each person operating an aircraft so as to see and avoid other aircraft.” In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airplane Flying Handbook states the following:

All pilots must be alert to the potential for midair collision and impending loss of separation. The general operating and flight rules in 14 CFR part 91 set forth the concept of "See and Avoid." This concept requires that vigilance shall be maintained at all times by each person operating an aircraft regardless of whether the operation is conducted under IFR or VFR.…Most of these accidents/incidents occur within 5 miles of an airport and/or near navigation aids.

The handbook further states, "Pilots should remain constantly alert to all traffic movement within their field of vision, as well as periodically scanning the entire visual field outside of their aircraft to ensure detection of conflicting traffic.".

Regarding ATC rules and procedures, FAA Joint Order (JO) 7110.65 X, chapter 3, Airport Traffic Control—Terminal, section 1, paragraph 3-1-1, Provide Service, stated the following:

Provide airport traffic control service based only upon observed or known traffic and airport conditions. NOTE-- When operating in accordance with CFRs, it is the responsibility of the pilot to avoid collision with other aircraft. However, due to the limited space around terminal locations, traffic information can aid pilots in avoiding collision between aircraft operating within Class B, Class C, or Class D surface areas and the terminal radar service areas, and transiting aircraft operating in proximity to terminal locations.

FAA JO 7110.65 X, paragraph, 3-8-1, Sequence/Spacing Application, stated, “Establish the sequence of arriving and departing aircraft by requiring them to adjust flight or ground operation, as necessary, to achieve proper spacing.” In addition, FAA JO 7110.65 X, paragraph 3-1-6, Traffic Information, stated, “Describe the relative position of traffic in an easy to understand manner, such as ‘to your right’ or ‘ahead of you.’” 

History of Flight

Approach-VFR pattern downwind (A1) Midair collision (Defining event)
Approach-VFR pattern base (A2) Midair collision

Pilot Information (A1)

Certificate: Private 
Age: 83, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land Seat Occupied: Front 
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None Restraint Used: 4-point
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: August 3, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 24, 2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1247 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1093 hours (Total, this make and model), 1219 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot Information (A2)

Certificate: Private 
Age: 47,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
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: Unknown 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: UNK 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Passenger Information (A2)

Certificate: 
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: BOROM MARCUS P
Registration: N966EZ
Model/Series: LONG EZ NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1986 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 966
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 15, 2017 
Condition Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1093 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320 E2G
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: 
Piper Registration: N15664
Model/Series: PA 28-180 180 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 28-7305113
Landing Gear Type: 
Tricycle Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: 
Engine Model/Series: O&VO-360 SER
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
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: DMA,2704 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 149 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 09:58 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 264°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 90° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / -10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Globe, AZ (P13) (A1); CHANDLER, AZ (CHD) (A2)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None (A1); None (A2)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ (RYN) (A1); Tucson, AZ (RYN) (A2)
Type of Clearance: Unknown (A1); Unknown (A2)
Departure Time: 10:00 Local (A1); 09:35 Local (A2)
Type of Airspace: Class D (A1); Class D (A2)

Airport Information

Airport: RYAN FIELD RYN
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2418 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 06L 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4900 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

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: 32.142223,-111.174446 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.142223,-111.174446 (est)