Monday, August 30, 2021

Maule MXT-7-180, N32566: Accident occurred August 28, 2021 at Troy Municipal Airport (KTOI), Pike County, Alabama

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; Vestavia Hills, Alabama


Location: Troy, AL
Accident Number: ERA21LA345
Date & Time: August 28, 2021, 13:05 Local
Registration: N32566
Aircraft: Maule MXT-7-180
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule
Registration: N32566
Model/Series: MXT-7-180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: TOI,397 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3400 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 90°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 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: 31.867336,-85.969651 (est)

Grumman G-44A Widgeon, N86609: Incident occurred August 26, 2021 in Columbiana, Shelby County, Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft landing on Lay Lake and struck an unknown object damaging left horizontal stabilizer. 

WaterWings Seaplanes LLC


Date: 26-AUG-21
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N86609
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: G44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBIANA
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N82064: Accident occurred August 28, 2021 in Kenai, Alaska

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; Anchorage, Alaska

Location: Kenai, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA076
Date & Time: August 28, 2021, 15:40 Local 
Registration: N82064
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N82064
Model/Series: PA-18-150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: PAEN,92 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
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: 60.77425,-151.89859

Steen Skybolt, N24SB: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 in Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a road. 


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N24SB
Aircraft Make: STEEN AERO LAB
Aircraft Model: SKYBOLT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: SURPRISE
State: ARIZONA

Robinson R44 Raven II, N544SH: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 in Prescott, Arizona

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

Rotorcraft experienced low rotor RPM and made an emergency landing. 

Yavapai County


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 03:39:00Z
Regis#: N544SH
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N881LA: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 at Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking lights. 

Panther Leasing LLC


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N881LA
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: SCOTTSDALE
State: ARIZONA

Piper PA-28-235, N9242W: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Tucson International Airport (KTUS), Pima County, Arizona

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

Aircraft propeller struck a fire hydrant. 


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N9242W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: TUCSON
State: ARIZONA

Rockwell 114 Commander, N4847W: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Buchanan Field Airport (KCCR), Concord, Contra Costa County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oakland, California

Aircraft shortly after takeoff roll, aborted the takeoff due to engine cowling being loose. 


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 22:56:00Z
Regis#: N4847W
Aircraft Make: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Aircraft Model: 114
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CONCORD
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 400 Corvalis TT, N522LG: Incident occurred August 27, 2021 at Granby-Grand County Airport (KGNB), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.


Date: 27-AUG-21
Time: 19:39:00Z
Regis#: N522LG
Aircraft Make: COLUMBIA
Aircraft Model: LC41
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GRANBY
State: COLORADO

Luscombe 8A, N675GD: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia

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

Aircraft crashed in a field for unknown reasons. 


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 21:17:00Z
Regis#: N675GD
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: MONTICELLO
State: GEORGIA

Robinson R22 Beta, N827SH: Accident occurred August 27, 2021 in Arnaudville, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1 Acadiana Helicopters Company LLC


Location: Arnaudville, LA
Accident Number: CEN21LA389
Date & Time: August 27, 2021, 07:15 Local
Registration: N827SH
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

On August 27, 2021, about 0715 central daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N827SH, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Arnaudville, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight.

According to the pilot, while attempting to land at his staging location for a planned aerial application flight, the helicopter began to rotate to the right. The pilot was unable to regain control, the helicopter skids impacted a dirt field, and the helicopter rolled over onto its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to its main rotor blades and fuselage. While disassembling the helicopter for recovery, the tail rotor output shaft was found fractured. The shaft was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER
Registration: N827SH
Model/Series: R22 BETA 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: KLFT,42 ft msl 
Observation Time: 06:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Arnaudville, LA
Destination: Arnaudville, LA

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: 30.395296,-91.934586 (est)

Piper PA-28-235, N9057W: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Harford County Airport (0W3), Churchville, Maryland

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Wright Laine Properties LLC


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N9057W
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: CHURCHVILLE
State: MARYLAND

Piper PA-28-181, N495LA: Incident occurred August 27, 2021 at New Bedford Regional Airport (KEWB), Bristol County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking runway edge lights.

Piper Aircraft Inc


Date: 27-AUG-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N495LA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW BEDFORD
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N51163: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS), St. Louis County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft on taxi struck a taxiway sign.

Christiansen Aviation Inc


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N51163
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ST LOUIS
State: MISSOURI

Airbus A321-231, N582UW: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Harry Reid International Airport (KLAS), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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

Aircraft on departure damaged 15 edge lights. 

American Airlines Inc 


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 06:30:00Z
Regis#: N582UW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL2480
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Piper PA-28-235, N9394W: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 at Henderson Executive Airport (KHND), Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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

Aircraft encountered wind gust on landing and veered off runway striking runway light. 


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 20:24:00Z
Regis#: N9394W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Champion 7GCAA Citabria, N2597F: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Belen Regional Airport (KBRG), Valencia County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft landed and veered off runway.  


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N2597F
Aircraft Make: CHAMPTION
Aircraft Model: 7GCAA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BELEN
State: NEW MEXICO

Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II, N303AE: Accident occurred August 27, 2021 in Glide, Douglas County, 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

North Wind Aviation LLC


Location: Glide, OR
Accident Number: WPR21LA333
Date & Time: August 27, 2021, 06:30 Local
Registration: N303AE
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON 206L1
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON
Registration: N303AE
Model/Series: 206L-1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
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: KRBG,509 ft msl 
Observation Time: 06:22 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glide, OR 
Destination: Glide, OR

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: 43.438748,-122.90996 (est)

Boeing 737-800, N8502Z: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 near Portland International Airport (KPDX), Oregon

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

Aircraft struck a bird damaging right wing leading edge. 

Southwest Airlines Company


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 16:42:00Z
Regis#: N8502Z
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA4153
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

Piper PA-24, N180BC: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 at Memphis International Airport (KMEM), Shelby County, Tennessee

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 01:41:00Z
Regis#: N180BC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MEMPHIS
State: TENNESSEE

Cessna 320E Executive Skyknight, N222L: Accident occurred August 28, 2021 in Windthorst, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN21LA391 

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

Aircraft crashed due to loss of engine power in a field.  

Two Motor Odor LLC


Date: 29-AUG-21
Time: 00:34:00Z
Regis#: N222L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WINDTHORST
State: TEXAS

WINDTHORST, Texas (KAUZ) - The Archer County Sheriff’s Office says a small plane crash occurred just outside Windthorst at around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Authorities told News Channel Six that the pilot had complications with his twin-engine plane while flying and landed in a pasture near Pennartz Road.

No other passengers were on board and officers say the pilot said he was fine after exiting the aircraft, but was transported to United Regional as a precaution.

Kolb Mark III Extra, N615RT: Incident occurred August 29, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 


Date: 30-AUG-21
Time: 00:15:00Z
Regis#: N615RT
Aircraft Make: NEW KOLB
Aircraft Model: MARK III EXTRA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N6272P: Incident occurred August 27, 2021 at Sherman Municipal Airport (KSWI), Grayson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

FAA:  The aircraft right gear collapsed on landing. 

Learis Aviation LLC

Learis Aviation LLC is a Montana Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on December 9, 2019.

The Registered Agent on file for this company is Action Services LLC.


Date: 27-AUG-21
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N6272P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHERMAN
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N51547: Accident occurred August 29, 2021 at Bomber Bowl on Mission Ridge, Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

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: Wenatchee, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA332
Date & Time: August 29, 2021, 16:55 Local
Registration: N51547
Aircraft: Cessna 172P
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N51547
Model/Series: 172P
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KEAT,1229 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.79 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.287778,-120.40766 (est)



WENATCHEE, Washington — A plane carrying two people crashed into Bomber Bowl on Mission Ridge Sunday afternoon. Both survived without injury.

The plane took off from Boeing Field in Seattle and the report of the crash came in about 5 p.m., said Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Lawrence, who responded to the crash.

The Cessna 172P Skyhawk dropped into the bowl after its pilot apparently became disoriented and flew into the wrong canyon, he said.

The pilot did not have space to maneuver or enough power to get over the mountain, he said. A pilot under instruction and flight instructor had been flying the plane.

The plane was destroyed, he said.

Lawrence said the plane crash was not related to brush fire south of Wenatchee Sunday afternoon.

Cessna 172N, N733TL: Incident occurred August 28, 2021 at Casper/Natrona County International Airport (KCPR), Wyoming

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft during landing damaged right main gear. 

Rising Wings Aviation Inc


Date: 28-AUG-21
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N733TL
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CASPER
State: WYOMING

Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair II, N922MA: Fatal accident occurred August 28, 2021 in Bernard, 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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
McCall Aviation; McCall, Idaho

McCall Aviation
Teton Leasing LLC


Location: Bernard, ID 
Accident Number: WPR21FA330
Date & Time: August 28, 2021, 13:18 Local
Registration: N922MA
Aircraft: Cessna TU206F 
Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled - Sightseeing

On August 28, 2021, about 1318 mountain daylight time, a Cessna TU206F, N922MA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bernhard, Idaho. Both passengers were fatally injured, and the pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 nonscheduled charter flight.

According to the operator, the scenic flight was scheduled on the morning of the accident flight to fly over Soldier Bar Airport, a strip within the Frank Church Wilderness operated by the United States Forest Service.

According to preliminary flight track data obtained from a commercially available third-party source, the airplane departed runway 16 from McCall Municipal Airport, Idaho about 1230, and began a climbing left turn to the northeast. The airplane turned north briefly and then turned east as it continued to climb, about 8.5 nm from the departure airport. Its highest altitude, 8,700 ft mean sea level (msl), was reached about 13.5 nm from McCall and then the airplane began a steady descent. The airplane’s final radar target was recorded at 1244 about 22 nm east of McCall and 33 nm west of the accident site at an approximate altitude of 8,400 ft msl. The operator used a GPS tracking system known as Automated Flight Following (AFF) to automatically track the location and velocity of its airplanes. According to the operator, the last AFF target was captured about 5 minutes before the accident, about 3.6 nm east of the accident site at an altitude of 6,404 ft msl.

A signal from the airplane’s 406 MHz emergency locator transmitter was received by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at 1318, and a search was initiated. The wreckage was discovered by an aircrew about 1646 the same day.

The airplane was located on the east side of a mountain in the Payette National Forest at an elevation of about 8,370 ft msl, about 1,000 ft below the mountain’s peak, and about 50 miles northeast of its intended destination. The point of initial impact was marked by an approximately 60-foot-tall tree that was severed at the top, located 120 ft from the main wreckage. A 50-ft-wide debris path oriented on a northwestern heading was identified by several broken trees between the point of initial impact and the main wreckage. The broken trees were severed in descending order with the tallest trees near the point of initial impact on the left side of the debris path and the shorter trees on the right side of the debris path. A portion of the right wing was located in the debris path a few feet from the main wreckage, which comprised the rest of the airplane. The airplane was oriented on an eastern heading. All four corners of the airplane were accounted for at the accident site.




Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N922MA
Model/Series: TU206F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: M2LA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSMN,4044 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 42 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: McCall, ID (MYL) 
Destination: Bernard, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal, 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.009338,-114.87202 

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.

James “Jim” Atkins


MCCALL, Idaho – James “Jim” Atkins, 56, of McCall, Idaho, died Aug. 28, 2021, in a charter plane crash in Idaho, doing what he loved most, enjoying the outdoors with friends. He was born June 16, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine to Sarah (Remillard) Jordan and Robert Atkins. A man with the quickest wit and strongest opinions, you never wondered where you stood with Jim. He was passionate about his family and friends, dropping everything to travel across the country when he felt he could help. A former U.S. Marine, Master Maine Guide, white water rafting guide, and fisherman extraordinaire, being outdoors and sharing what he loved was where he was happiest. From snowmobile racing in Labrador to recent adventures in Borneo, he traveled the world.

Jim was lucky enough to find great love twice in his life. He was predeceased by his adored wife, Winona (Landry) Atkins, in 2009. He was blessed to meet Dana through their close friends, Scott MacRae and Lisa Triplett, creating a bond that brought him so much joy. Jim is survived by his wife, Dana (Haldeman) Atkins, of McCall, Idaho, his beloved stepson, Timothy Pinette, of Florida, his mother, Sarah, and stepfather, Larry Jordan, of Turner, Maine. Jim leaves two sisters and their partners, Catherine Gregoire and James Paterson, and Julie Atkins and Douglas Dion, nephew Zakary Muzyka and his wife, Julia, niece and godchild, Sara Carder, niece, Kristy-Mae, and nephew, Brent Lacombe. He leaves his McCall family of mother-in-law, Sharon DeGarimore, sisters-in law, Debbie Roberts (John), Diana DeGarmore, Kristen DeGarimore, and brother-in-law, Robert DeGarimore; niece and nephews, Dylan DeGarimore, Hunter Roberts, Stephanie Roberts, and grand-nephews, Russell and Thomas Roberts.

Jim leaves so many close friends across the country, including lifelong friends, David and Colleen Verreault and Steve Albert. Jim was predeceased by his faithful dog and loving companion, Rose, in 2007.

At Jim’s request, there will be no public memorial. He will be interred at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. A small graveside service of family and friends will be held at 11 a.m., on Sept. 11. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization supporting access to the outdoors, such as Trout Unlimited atwww.tu.orgor Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing at http://www.projecthealingwaters.networkforgood.com



VALLEY COUNTY, IDAHO, Idaho — Two people were killed and one was seriously injured when a small plane crashed in the central Idaho wilderness on Saturday afternoon.

Eric Weiss, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, told KTVB the Cessna TU206 departed from the McCall airport at 12:30 p.m. with three people onboard. It crashed near Mormon Mountain in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, which is at an elevation of more than 9,500 feet.

The pilot was the only person to survive the crash. He was flown to a hospital in Boise. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration incident notification filed on Monday, Aug. 30, the plane was on a sightseeing flight with McCall Aviation. The plane suffered substantial damage in the crash.

Weiss says investigators were out at the crash site again on Tuesday working to gather more details from the wreckage. He said the plane crashed in mountainous terrain and they hope to remove the debris and bring it to a more secure location to finish their investigation.

He expects a preliminary report about the crash to be released in two weeks. A full report could take 12-24 months.

Valley County Coroner Scott Carver says the victims' remains were recovered from the wreckage Saturday evening. He identified the crash victims as Donald Scott Mac Rae, 62, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and James Robert Atkins, 56, of McCall, Idaho.  Their cause of death is pending an autopsy.


Two people were killed and another was seriously injured during a plane crash Saturday afternoon in a remote area of Valley County.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration incident notification filed Monday, a Cessna TU206 aircraft crashed. Two passengers were killed and the pilot was injured.

The airplane took off from a McCall airport around 12:30 p.m. with three people onboard, according to Eric Weiss, a spokesperson with the National Transportation Safety Board.

Weiss told the Idaho Statesman that the plane crashed near Mormon Mountain, which is located to the west of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The crash took place Saturday afternoon when the Cessna hit “mountain terrain,” Weiss said.

Valley County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Copperi said the pilot was flown via LifeFlight helicopter to a Boise hospital for treatment. Weiss said the pilot was seriously injured in the crash.

Though the FAA incident notification sheds little detail on the crash, it shows that investigators found the aircraft and noted the damage to the airplane was “substantial,” and that the aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

The FAA incident notification lists the aircraft’s operator as McCall Aviation, a charter airplane company based in the town. On its website, McCall Aviation says it offers scenic flights of areas such as the Sawtooth Range, Hells Canyon Wilderness and the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The website also includes a brief, looping video of one of their airplanes: a Cessna aircraft with the same N-number as the aircraft listed in the incident notification. When reached by phone Tuesday, a McCall Aviation representative referred all questions about the crash to the NTSB.

Weiss said the crash investigation continued through the weekend and into Tuesday, as NTSB investigators were still at the scene as recently as Tuesday. The names of the deceased have not been released to the public.