Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Federal Aviation Administration pauses federal funds to Sedona Airport (KSEZ)



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has paused federal grants for the Sedona Airport until the airport submits a plan for coming into compli­ance with three of 39 grant assurances required for airports receiving federal funds.

The development could be significant for the airport’s long war with Sedona Air Tours, possibly raising the cost of shutting out the helicopter tour company by millions of dollars in future federal funding.

On July 29, the FAA released a decision in a four-year-old complaint filed by Sedona Air Tours. In the complaint, the company alleged that the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority was unfairly denying it access to the airport by refusing it a lease, selecting a competitor to be an exclusive helicopter tour operator, and charging Sedona Air Tours the $75 landing fee charged to transient aircraft.

The airport can submit an appeal within 30 days of the decision.

Kevin Willis, the director of the FAA’s Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis, sided with Yavapai County, the airport sponsor, and the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority on four out of eight issues in Sedona Air Tours’ complaint.

But on four other issues, the FAA office determined the airport had violated assurances included in past grant agree­ments, as well as the “covenants included in the United States Government Deed of Conveyance,” the document that trans­ferred ownership of the airport land from the U.S. govern­ment to the county. This deed contains a reverter clause, which means the county could theoretically lose ownership of the land if it violates the conditions of the deed.

Between 1982 and 2020, Sedona Airport received about $14 million in FAA funding, according to the decision document.

The federal government says that it subsidizes the devel­opment of airports to promote safety, security, and “the development of civil aeronautics.”

The assurances the FAA claims the Sedona Airport violated fall in the latter category.

The assurances violated and their definitions from FAA code include:

■ Economic Nondiscrimination. “[The grantee] will make the airport available as an airport for public use on reasonable terms and without unjust discrimination to all types, kinds and classes of aeronautical activities, including commercial aeronautical activities offering services to the public at the airport.”

■ Exclusive Rights. “[The grantee] will permit no exclu­sive right for the use of the airport by any person providing, or intending to provide, aeronautical services to the public.”

The FAA also determined that Yavapai County was in violation of the “Preserving Rights and Powers” assurance by allowing the Sedona-Oak Creek Airport Authority to violate the other assurances.

The ball is now in Yavapai County’s and SOCAA’s court.

SOCAA’s board of directors is convening a special meeting on Friday, Aug. 6.

The county and airport have until August 28 to appeal the decision or submit a Corrective Action Plan to the FAA. If the plan is approved — or an appeal is upheld — the FAA’s recommended hold on federal grants will be lifted.

This is the second time in 20 years the FAA has found Sedona Airport in violation of economic nondiscrimina­tion and exclusive right rules. In 2002, the FAA ruled that the airport violated the assurances when it failed to offer Skydance Helicopters Inc., a helicopter tour company that no longer does business in Sedona, a lease that would enable it to build a hangar and office at the airport.

Cessna 425 Conquest I, N783MB: Accident occurred August 11, 2021 in Helena, Lewis & Clark County, Montana


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; Helena, Montana

K-Aero LLC


Location: Helena, MT 
Accident Number: WPR21LA313
Date & Time: August 11, 2021, 09:00 Local
Registration: N783MB
Aircraft: Cessna 425 
Injuries: 3 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On August 11, 2021 about 0900 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 425 Conquest I, N723MB, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Helena, Montana. The pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight.

The pilot stated that on the morning of the accident, he physically refueled the airplane to full wing tanks by adding an additional 207 gallons of Jet A. Shortly thereafter, he departed from his home airport in Faribault, Minnesota and continued to his destination at a cruise altitude of 24,000 feet mean sea level.

Investigators reviewed Air Traffic Control transmissions and flight track data covering the area of the accident using Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data. 

While enroute, at 0847:35, the pilot reported to an air traffic controller that the airplane had an engine flame out and requested a descent. The pilot opted to divert from the originally planned destination and contacted Helena approach control. He stated that the airplane was 16 miles from Helena and descending through 19,000 feet advising the controller that he may need to lose altitude to land on runway 27. The controller responded that the pilot could maneuver north of the airport to then align with the right base leg of the traffic pattern to the runway.

At 0852:59 the pilot reported to the air traffic controller that he had an hour and a half of fuel on board and about 3 minutes later the airplane made a right turn to the north. At 0857:15, with the airplane about 7,900 feet msl, the pilot reported that the right engine experienced a loss of power.

At 0859:02, the pilot reported the airplane was going to collided with trees. The airplane came to rest with the right wing and empennage severed from the fuselage. 


The pilot noted that the airplane had undergone an annual inspection in March 2021, equating to about 10 flight hours prior to the accident.

The wreckage was retained for further investigation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N783MB
Model/Series: 425
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KHLN,3868 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 25 knots, 270°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Fairbault, MN (FBL)
Destination: Missoula, MT (MSO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.740278,-111.94416 (est)

A plane flying in from Minnesota crashed early Wednesday north of Helena, leaving three people injured, officials said.

The crash of the twin-engine plane was in the 2900 block of Snowdrift Road, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 425 Conquest I landed in a field north of Helena Regional Airport around 8:50 a.m. with three people aboard. 

The airplane was flying from Faribault Municipal Airport-Liz Wall Strohfus Field in Faribault, Minnesota, to Missoula International Airport in Missoula. The pilot was trying to divert to Helena due to an engine issue

The plane reportedly clipped off some tree branches as it crash-landed on to a hillside. There was no fire, but the plane was leaking fuel, Dutton said.

Dutton said there are three injuries related to breathing issues with one person reporting a broken ankle. One person complaining of side-pain was reportedly taken by Lifeflight from the scene to a hospital.  

Rescue personnel from St. Peter's Ambulance, Tri-Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, East Valley, West Valley volunteer fire departments and Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue were at the scene. "They did a great job," Undersheriff Brent Colbert said. 

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide updates. Federal officials said neither agency identifies people involved in aircraft accidents or incidents. 




Piper PA-18 Super Cub, N1264A: Accident occurred August 10, 2021 in Talkeetna, Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ANC21LA075 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft lost control on takeoff.  


Date: 10-AUG-21
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N1264A
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-18
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: STEPHAN LAKE
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-28-181: Incident occurred August 10, 2021 in Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft experienced fuel and engine power issues and landed on Highway 186, Ozark,  Franklin County, Arkansas

Date: 10-AUG-21
Time: 15:00:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-28-181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: OZARK
State: ARKANSAS

Beech 58 Baron, N235SM: Incident occurred August 08, 2021 at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Chatham County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft was taxiing when the wingtip struck the fuselage of a parked airplane at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Chatham County, Georgia.


Date: 08-AUG-21
Time: 18:54:00Z
Regis#: N235SM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: UNK
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Bellanca 14-19-3 Cruisair Senior, N1257R: Accident occurred August 10, 2021 at Whitefish Airport (58S), Flathead County, Montana

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; Helena, Montana


Location: Whitefish, MT
Accident Number: WPR21LA315
Date & Time: August 10, 2021, 09:00 Local 
Registration: N1257R
Aircraft: Bellanca 14-19-3 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N1257R
Model/Series: 14-19-3 
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: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
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: 48.40802,-114.29957 (est)

Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane, N1057Q: Incident occurred August 10, 2021 at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC), Monroe County, New York

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

Aircraft was instructed to takeoff on Runway 22 at intersection Echo but turned the wrong way and departed on Runway 4 exiting into the grass at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC),  Monroe County, New York.

SMG Aviation LLC


Date: 10-AUG-21
Time: 18:31:00Z
Regis#: N1057Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T182T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: ROCHESTER
State: NEW YORK

Cessna 210D Centurion, N3944Y: Accident occurred August 10, 2021 near West Fargo Municipal Airport (D54), Cass County, North Dakota

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; Fargo, North Dakota

Brown Pelican Aviation LLC


Location: West Fargo, ND 
Accident Number: CEN21LA371
Date & Time: August 10, 2021, 15:45 Local 
Registration: N3944Y
Aircraft: Cessna 210D 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 10, 2021, about 1545 central daylight time, a Cessna 210D airplane, N3944Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near West Fargo, North Dakota. The pilot was seriously injured. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to eyewitnesses, the pilot performed a go-around after an attempt to land on runway 18 at the West Fargo Municipal Airport (D54), West Fargo, North Dakota. Another witness saw the airplane bank right and then heard the engine “cut out”. The airplane impacted a field west of runway 18.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3944Y
Model/Series: 210D
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: KFAR,899 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 19 knots / 30 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.68 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 46.903989,-96.929787 (est)




WEST FARGO, North Dakota - A pilot suffered serious injuries after crashing his single engine aircraft in West Fargo. It happened Tuesday just before 4:00 p.m. approximately 1 mile west of West Fargo on 12th Avenue NW, or near 12th Avenue NW/26th Street NW. The aircraft had just left the area of the West Fargo Airport, but city leaders say the pilot was not local out of the West Fargo Municipal Airport.

Police say the plane struck the top of a tree row and crashed into an adjacent field. First responders on the scene told our crew the pilot, who is in his 60s, has been taken to the hospital with significant injuries and extensive damage to his legs. The West Fargo Fire Department extracted the pilot with the assistance of the West Fargo Municipal airport staff. Our reporter on scene said it took more than 40 minutes to safely extract the pilot from the plane.

The name of the pilot is expected to be released tomorrow.

The incident remains under investigation by the FAA. Other assisting agencies include the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, West Fargo Police Department, West Fargo Rural Fire Department, and FM Ambulance.

Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander, N4956X: Fatal accident occurred August 10, 2021 in Strasburg, Emmons County, North Dakota

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; Fargo, North Dakota

Michel L Gunia


Location: Strasburg, ND 
Accident Number: CEN21FA368
Date & Time: August 10, 2021, 07:40 Local
Registration: N4956X
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S2R
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Posted on Kathryn's Report
On August 10, at 0740 central daylight time, a Rockwell International S2R agricultural airplane, N4956X, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Strasburg, North Dakota. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

An employee of the pilot, who loaded the chemical on the airplane, stated that the pilot was alert and in a good mood as usual. She met the pilot at the loading pad at 0630, whereupon she loaded the hopper with chemical, then the pilot departed about 0645. The pilot returned to the airport at 0721 after he sprayed the first field. The airplane was rinsed and loaded with a new chemical; the pilot departed again to spray a sunflower field. She added that she had never witnessed nor heard the pilot mention any issues with the airplane’s GPS.

A colleague of the pilot, who was familiar with the operation, stated that the pilot was completing his second aerial application flight of the day and intended to apply insecticide to a sunflower field. He and the pilot had sprayed this field many times before, which was always done in a north-south racetrack pattern. He had never seen the pilot spray this field in an eastwest pattern before, and that it shouldn’t be done due to the large powerlines on the west side. He stated that the pilot had recently experienced problems with the airplane’s GPS.

A witness driving eastbound observed the airplane flying west after it exited the sunflower field. The airplane then collided with the power lines, then crashed onto a road and slid into a field. 



A postaccident examination revealed three damaged power lines on the west side of the target field. The east side line was the least damaged but was still mostly intact. The center line was mostly severed with less than a third of the wire strands intact. The west side line was completely severed and lying on the ground. On the ground underneath the powerlines were several pieces of the accident airplane. A separated piece of the right wing leading edge exhibited impact marks and scoring consistent with the twisted metal power line. The field of airplane debris extended west of the power lines up to the main wreckage location. 


The engine and propeller had separated from the airplane and were located in the debris field, about 50 ft east of the main wreckage. The remainder of the airplane came to rest inverted in the field. The top of the vertical stabilizer and rudder were found separated and exhibited contact signatures from the power lines. Electrical burn marks, heat distress, and black soot were found on the top of the rudder. The flight controls were continuous from the cockpit to the respective control surfaces.

The airplane’s Satloc G4 GPS device and the MVP-50T engine monitor were removed and sent to the NTSB Vehicle Recorders Laboratory for data extraction. The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Registration: N4956X
Model/Series: S2R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: K7L2,1779 ft msl
Observation Time: 07:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Linton, ND (7L2)
Destination: Strasburg, ND
Posted on Kathryn's Report

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.086986,-100.23368 

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.

Michel Gunia
1957 - 2021


Michel Lee Gunia, 63, passed away unexpectedly August 10, 2021 doing what he loved.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 with a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Linton.

Funeral services for Mike will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 14 at the First Baptist Church, Linton, with Rev. Rich Cook officiating. Myers Funeral Home of Linton will be livestreaming Mike's service for any family and friends that can't attend at www.Myersfh.com under Mike's obituary.

Michel was born to Leon and JoAnn (Huber) Gunia in 1957 in Bismarck, the third of six siblings. The family moved to New Hope, Minnesota, when Mike was two, where he graduated from Cooper High School. Mike found his love of aviation as a child watching the local North Dakota sprayers in the summers. In typical Mike fashion, he got his pilot's license before he had a driver's license and began flying as a junior in high school. Mike was the star of his high school gymnastics team and excelled in parallel bars and high bar. He never missed a chance to show off his gymnastic skills.

After high school, he received his airframe and powerplant degree at the MSP airport and worked at the Crystal Airport. Mike was always up for an adventure, traveling around the world, spending five months working in Antarctica as a heavy equipment operator and spending a month in Australia.

Mike moved to North Dakota in 1987 after spending time with his uncle and working at Temvik Oil. The family farm near Temvik became their home where they raised their four children, Adrien, Joseph, Kimberly and Laura. Many reruns of Star Wars, old westerns and war movies were watched with a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup as everyone had their spot on the floor. Mike's strong Christian faith guided him through every aspect of his life.

After the death of his uncle, Mike took odd jobs including Dockter's Blacksmith as well as his own trucking company "Pride of the Prairie." He was finally settled when he became the Linton Airport manager and their in-house mechanic. Crop spraying came soon after and Mike worked tirelessly to build North Central Aviation, while also continuing to advocate for growth at the Linton Airport.

After all the years of working on planes as a profession, Mike found great joy in his restored A-T6 Texan which quickly became his favorite hobby. On any given day, you could hear the deep rumble of his plane around Linton, as he often flew to fly-ins, airshows, as well as doing flyovers or just a late flight on a calm evening.

Mike had a sense of humor that was unmatched. He had many friends both in his community and in the aviation community. He had an ability to strike up a conversation with anyone and found many matching passions which turned into lifelong friends. Many a farmer would tell stories of heart attacks as Mike would buzz their truck or tractor, which he would find hilarious when you yelled at him later.

Mike is survived by his children, Joseph (Marlina), Kimberly and Laura (Nick) Beastrom; stepdaughter, Adrien (Chris) Roehrich; 11 grandchildren; his parents, Leon and JoAnn Gunia; siblings Marc, Monte (Kendra), Myles (Val) and Shelly (Steve) Schoen; brother-in-law, Tom Ochsenbauer; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Marcy (Gunia) Ochsenbauer.

He is also survived by his beloved Christmas Tree and Dancing Lady Lamp.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Linton and Sand Creek Cemetery at BNC Bank, PO Box 910, Linton, ND 58552.



EMMONS COUNTY, North Dakota - The pilot that died in a small engine plane crash out of Emmons County has been identified.

63-year-old Michel Gunia of Linton, North Dakota, died after his crop sprayer hit a high voltage transmission line around 7:40 Tuesday morning. The impact disabled the plane, causing it to crash into a nearby field.

The crash happened three miles south of Strasburg, North Dakota, near the intersection of 7th Avenue and 92nd Street Southeast. Gunia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the NDHP and FAA with the assistance of the Emmons County Sheriff’s Office.

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What started as a crop dusting job turned fatal for one man in Emmons County near Strasburg after his plane crashed in a field.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened Tuesday morning near 7th Avenue and 92nd Street when a pilot struck a powerline.

The powerline is still down on 92nd Street and the road is closed.

The pilot’s identity has not been released. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Highway Patrol says the chances of a crash like this one happening in the area are exceptionally low.

“This is a rare occurrence. This isn’t something that happens very often. A lot of investigative work is fixing to go into it. As far as federally, they are going to have to come in and do their investigation,” said Michael Wald.

Trooper Wald says this is the first time that he’s had to respond to something like this in 10 years.

The cause of the crash is now being investigated.

Hard Landing On Solo Cross-Country Flight: Cessna 172M, N211PT; Incident occurred June 08, 2021
























AIRCRAFT: 1975 Cessna 172M N211PT, 17261023, Hobbs 9255.6

Elapsed Hobbs time between last annual on 5/5/2021 and incident on 6/8/2021 is 7.3 hours.

ENGINE: Lycoming O-320-E2D, L-35577-27A

Current Total Time: 15076.7, TSMOH: 2065.6

PROPELLER:  McCauley/1C160/DTM 7553, 720646

Current Total Time:  2698.8

EQUIPMENT:      
King Audio Panel
Garmin 430 GPS/NAV/COM
Garmin 255 Nav/Com
Garmin 345 Transponder

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On 06/08/21, student pilot experienced hard landing on solo cross-country flight. 

DAMAGE: It was initially thought that there was no damage, but flight controls were binding on later flights. Aircraft was subsequently inspected for hard landing and damage was noted to propeller tips, nose gear strut, and firewall. There is potential damage to engine mount and sheet metal behind firewall, though this cannot be confirmed until disassembly of aircraft.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Pilot Training Center LLC, Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Florida 

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Amazon Logistics Inc MK27, N138PA: Incident occurred July 27, 2021 at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton (KPDT), Umatilla County, Oregon

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

Unmanned rotorcraft experienced an off-nominal event during an experimental test flight and tipped over during a takeoff command at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton (KPDT), Umatilla County, Oregon.

Amazon.com Services LLC


Date: 27-JUL-21
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N138PA
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL UAS
Aircraft Model: MK27
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: AMAZON LOGISTICS
City: PENDLETON
State: OREGON