Sunday, September 05, 2021

City will negotiate lease for corporate hangar at Dillant-Hopkins Airport (KEEN)



In an effort to address a lack of hangar space at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport, the city of Keene has agreed to negotiate a lease with a local developer who is interested in constructing a corporate-sized hangar at the Swanzey facility.

On Thursday, the Keene City Council unanimously voted to direct City Manager Elizabeth Dragon to work out an agreement with Avanru Development, which is based in Walpole, to build a 12,000-square-foot hangar. Airport Director David Hickling said the project would provide in-demand space for area pilots looking for somewhere local to house their planes. 

"We have a great airport here in the community, and that's being shown because we have a lot of people that want to base their airplanes here," Hickling told the council's Planning, Licenses and Development Committee in late August. "We actually have a hangar shortage and a lot of people waiting to get in here." 

Hickling said a number of people have recently expressed interest in building hangar space at the airport, and the proposal from Avanru President and CEO Jack Franks is the first one to be brought to the council for consideration. Avanru is also working on a pair of 42-unit apartment buildings on Route 10 in Swanzey. 

Hickling said the new airport structure would be corporate-sized hangar, allowing the airport to accommodate larger jets.

Asked how many planes the proposed hangar would be able to accommodate, Franks said it depends on the size of the plane but noted that the structure will be designed to hold a wide variety of aircraft, including helicopters. 

Franks, who did not speak at either the August PLD Committee meeting or Thursday's council meeting, told The Sentinel Sunday that he has a background in aviation as well as development. He said he is a pilot with a degree from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which has main campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz.

Avanru Development is growing, Franks said, and he soon plans to expand his operation into neighboring states, which he says will increase the need for air travel. The idea is to use the new hangar for his company's needs, while also making space available to others, he explained. 

"The game plan is to build a hangar to serve as the base of operations for our development company," he said, "but also to serve the needs of transient aircraft that would frequent the [airport]." 

Franks said he's aware of the hangar shortage in the area and that it has been an issue for quite a while. He added that he's excited to work with city officials on a project that he says will benefit not only his company and the city but the rest of the community as well.

The new hangar will be built adjacent to the terminal, he noted, in the vicinity of the airport's existing hangars.  

During the PLD Committee meeting, where members unanimously voted to recommend that the council agree to the lease proposal, Councilor Mitch Greenwald noted that he is the council's representative on the city's Airport Development and Marketing Committee, which he said supports the lease proposal. 

Councilor Philip Jones noted that the project would have a positive economic effect, saying it would lead to more planes being registered at the airport and more fuel and services being sold at the airport. The lease itself also provides additional revenue for the city. 

"As long as I've been on the council, one of our goals was always to get taxpayer subsidizing of the airport down," Jones said on Thursday. "And this is a good step towards that." 

Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N87RD: Incident occurred September 05, 2021 at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley 

Aircraft landed and veered off runway prop down.

https://registry.faa.gov/N87RD

Date: 05-SEP-21
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N87RD
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DANBURY
State: CONNECTICUT







DANBURY — A plane landing at Danbury Municipal Airport on Sunday afternoon traveled off the runway and into the grass.

The plane, which was flying in from Ocean City Municipal Airport in Maryland, traveled about 100 feet off the runway when landing around 1:10 p.m. Sunday, according to airport administrator Mike Safranek.

Safranek blamed the rain for the incident.

The two people on board were not injured, and there was no “massive damage” to the aircraft, Safranek said. A tow company was on its way shortly before 5 p.m. to move it off the grass and to its home at Danbury Municipal Airport.

Vance Brand Airport (KLMO) manager David Slayter remembered for his ‘expertise’ and ‘kind heart’

David Slayter, the new Vance Brand Airport manager, poses by an airplane at the airport in 2015.
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City leaders reflected on the life and legacy of Longmont’s Vance Brand Airport manager, who died Friday at the age of 51.

David Slayter began serving as the airport’s manager in March 2015, according to the Times-Call archives. Longmont Assistant City Manager Sandi Seader released a statement Saturday sharing city leaders’ condolences for Slayter’s death.

City Manager Harold Dominguez said he would “miss David’s sense of humor and the expertise he brought to our airport operations, but most of all, we will miss his kind heart.”

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley echoed the sentiment.

“The city of Longmont has lost one of its finest,” Bagley said. “He was the kindest, gentlest, most thoughtful employee. He will be missed not for what he did, but who he was.”

When Slayter took over as airport manager, he sought to quickly respond to residents’ complaints about noise from Mile-Hi Skydiving planes.

Slayter told the Times-Call that dealing with the general public involves efforts “to just make sure they know they’re being acknowledged and being heard.”

Slayter was no stranger to working with the public to understand their concerns. Before his role in Longmont, he worked as the executive director for Houma-Terrebonne Airport in Houma, La. He said residents experienced similar noise issues, but with offshore helicopters.

Slayter brought a host of knowledge in aviation jobs to his work as manager. The Times-Call reported Slayter as a “jack-of-all trades” in aviation jobs before his role in management. He responded to aircraft emergencies as a firefighter, worked in flight operations for Frontier Airlines in Los Angeles and spent six years as an aviation program manager and aviation legislation liaison for the state of Louisiana.

Thinking of what he wanted to accomplish in his role as Longmont’s newest airport manager, Slayter told the Times Call in March 2015:

“One of the things I made a statement or comment on is I want to make a positive difference; I want to make a positive impact, and if I can do that, that’s what makes me happy.”

Services for Slayter will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hixson Brothers Funeral Homes, 2701 Military Highway in Pineville, La.

Longmont leaders said they are working “on contingency plans for interim airport management,” and that more information will be available in the coming days and weeks.

“Please bear with us while we manage this sad transition,” Seader’s statement read.

When contacted by city leaders Saturday, Slayter’s family said they didn’t yet wish to speak to the media or feel comfortable sharing further details on Slayter’s passing.

Residents who have questions on airport operations can direct them to the city manager’s office at 303-651-8601.

Zodiac CH650 LS, N232PA: Accident occurred September 06, 2020 at Stockmar Airport (20GA), Villa Rica, Douglas County, Georgia











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.

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Villa-Rica, GA 
Accident Number: ERA20LA311
Date & Time: September 6, 2020, 11:20 Local
Registration: N232PA
Aircraft: Zenith CH650LS 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith 
Registration: N232PA
Model/Series: CH650LS No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: PUJ,1289 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 9.8 Nautical Miles
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: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.756556,-84.885063 (est)

Controlled Flight into Terrain: Cessna 182D Skylane, N8885X; accident occurred September 06, 2020 near Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Hayden, Kootenai County, Idaho









Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 
Accident Number: WPR20CA299
Date & Time: September 6, 2020, 20:56 Local 
Registration: N8885X
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT) 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that during a cross-country flight at dusk, the airplane encountered greater head winds than planned. The pilot made several engine power and mixture adjustments to compensate for the increased wind velocity and to maintain altitude. About 15 miles prior to reaching the destination airport, the engine lost power. He attempted to troubleshoot the loss of engine power to no avail and initiated a forced landing. The airplane collided with trees and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, the fuselage and empennage. The pilot believed that his fuel planning for the accident flight was insufficient, which resulted in fuel exhaustion. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 inadequate fuel planning, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion and a collision with trees and terrain. 

Findings

Personnel issues Fuel planning - Pilot
Aircraft Fuel - Fluid level
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Emergency descent Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT) (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 38, 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: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 18, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 12, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 217.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 180 hours (Total, this make and model), 16 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5.3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N8885X
Model/Series: 182D 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 18253285
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 4, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3895.3 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470-R
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 230 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCOE, 2307 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 01:56 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 254°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 230° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Livingston, MT (LVM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Coeur d'Alene, ID (COE)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 18:05 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: COEUR D'ALENE - PAPPY BOYINGTON COE
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 2320 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.786109,-116.719444(est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N172CS; accident occurred September 07, 2020 at Stuart Island West Airport (2WA3), Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Washington





Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Washington

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Stuart Island, Washington 
Accident Number: WPR20CA300
Date & Time: September 7, 2020, 12:40 Local
Registration: N172CS
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing 
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that during a steep approach, the airplane touched down with “excessive” speed and the airplane bounced hard and nosed over. The left-wing lift strut and the tailcone were 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 approach airspeed and landing flare, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing and nose over.

Findings

Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Pilot
Aircraft Airspeed - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Landing flare - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-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: April 3, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 13, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 534 hours (Total, all aircraft), 205 hours (Total, this make and model), 482 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N172CS
Model/Series: 172M 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17262260
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 15, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 14.2 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8745.5 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 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: CYYJ,64 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:00 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 236°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 30 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2400 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots / 17 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 20° Turbulence 
Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Lake Stevens, WA (WN53)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Stuart Island, WA 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 12:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Stuart Island West 2WA3
Runway Surface Type: Dirt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 200 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1560 ft / 50 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 48.684444,-123.20972 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 208B Caravan, N186GC; accident occurred September 07, 2020 at Grand Canyon Bar 10 Airport (1Z1), Whitmore, Mohave County, Arizona








Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Zuni LLC


Location: Whitmore, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR20CA298
Date & Time: September 7, 2020, 13:00 Local
Registration: N186GC
Aircraft: Cessna 208
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 8 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Scheduled

Analysis

The pilot reported that during the landing ground roll, the airplane started to veer left. He applied right rudder input, but the airplane continued to “drag” left. As the pilot repositioned his feet from the pedals to the brakes, the airplane continued to veer left, exited the runway, and impacted terrain. The right wing was substantially damaged.

An examination of the left wheel and tire assembly revealed no anomalies. The operator’s Director of Maintenance reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 loss of directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with terrain.

Findings

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

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion
Landing-landing roll Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: April 30, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 25, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1460 hours (Total, all aircraft), 600 hours (Total, this make and model), 1210 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 216 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N186GC
Model/Series: 208B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2009 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 208B2161
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 22, 2020 AAIP 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 8750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 35.8 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Turbo prop
Airframe Total Time: 8044.3 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-114A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 675 Horsepower
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAZC,4874 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 43 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 12:35 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 14°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 14 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 39°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Boulder City, NV (KBVU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Whitmore, AZ
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 12:10 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Grand Canyon Bar Ten Airstrip 1Z1
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4100 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4600 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 7 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 8 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.256389,-113.23083 (est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N19813; accident occurred September 07, 2020 at New Castle Airport (KILG), Wilmington, Delaware

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


Location: Wilmington, Delaware
Accident Number: ERA20CA318
Date & Time: September 7, 2020, 15:42 Local
Registration: N19813
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The student pilot was conducting his first solo cross country flight. During the landing flare at the destination airport, he reduced engine power, and the airplane touched down “firmly” then bounced back into the air. It bounced 3 to 4 more times before it came to rest on the runway. The pilot also stated that “each bounce and touch down were worse... than the previous.” Subsequently, he taxied the airplane to a hangar and egressed without issue. After the accident, an examination of the airframe found that the fuselage was substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard bounced landing.

Findings

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

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Hard landing (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 29, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
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:
Medical Certification: Class 1 
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 27, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 74 hours (Total, all aircraft), 61 hours (Total, this make and model), 5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N19813
Model/Series: 172 M 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17260776
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: January 29, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6710.7 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A4M
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 Horsepower
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: ILG,80 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 14:51 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 15°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wildwood, NJ (WWD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Wilmington, DE
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 04:40 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: New Castle Airport ILG
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 80 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7012 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

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: 39.67652,-75.603042 (est)

Hard Landing: Cessna 152, N946SF; accident occurred September 08, 2020 at Harvey Field Airport (S43), Snohomish, Washington






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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N946SF

Location: Snohomish, Washington
Accident Number: WPR20CA302
Date & Time: September 8, 2020, 14:15 Local
Registration: N946SF
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The solo student pilot reported that during landing, upon touchdown, the airplane bounced. The student’s flight instructor, who was at a radio, instructed him to go around so the student pilot increased the engine power, maintained the flaps at 30ยบ, and the airplane drifted left of runway centerline. As the student pilot reached about 10 ft above the ground in a nose up attitude, the flight instructor radioed him again to “pitch down.” The student pilot then lowered the nose, but the airplane continued to drift left, impacted the adjacent grass field, and came to rest nose down. The engine truss sustained substantial damage. The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 solo student pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing and his subsequent improper go-around, which resulted in an impact with terrain. 

Findings

Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Student/instructed pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Student/instructed pilot
Aircraft Landing flare - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Delayed action - Student/instructed pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing-flare/touchdown Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 16, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-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: September 17, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 22 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N946SF
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15282353
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 6, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 896 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 13464 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-235=L2C
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 15 Lbs thrust
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135), Pilot school (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPAE,23 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 9 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 360° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24.4°C / -0.6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Snohomish, WA 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Snohomish, WA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Harvey Field S43
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 23 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33R 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2672 ft / 36 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go around

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: 47.904868,-122.10274 (est)

Low Altitude Operation / Event: Bell 206B JetRanger, N91TA; accident occurred September 09, 2020 in Randle, Lewis County, Washington

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; Seattle, Washington

Northwest Helicopters I Inc

Location: Randle, Washington
Accident Number: WPR20LA331
Date & Time: September 9, 2020, 11:00 Local
Registration: N91TA
Aircraft: Bell 206 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Low altitude operation/event
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 133: Rotorcraft ext. load

Analysis

The commercial pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter and maneuvering aft about 60 ft above ground level during an external load operation, the tail rotor impacted a tree. He immediately lost yaw control, and the helicopter began to rapidly turn right. The main rotor then impacted trees, and the helicopter spun to the ground. The helicopter was destroyed by a postcrash fire. 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's failure to maintain clearance from a tree while conducting an external load operation.

Findings

Personnel issues Monitoring environment - Pilot
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Maneuvering-hover Low altitude operation/event (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 10, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 1, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 30542 hours (Total, all aircraft), 23136 hours (Total, this make and model), 30105 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 108 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N91TA
Model/Series: 206 B 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 3310
Landing Gear Type: None; Skid
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 10, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Turbo shaft
Airframe Total Time: 11222.5 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 250-C-20B
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 420 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Rotorcraft external load (133)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCLS,177 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 53 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 10:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 285°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 3009 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Randle WA Fire Station, WA
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Randle, WA
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 08:15 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Randle-Kiona Airpark WN55 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 934 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 46.281154,-121.42271 (est)

Hard Landing: Diamond DA-20C-1 Eclipse, N802CT; accident occurred September 11, 2020 at Fillmore Municipal Airport (KFOM), Millard County, Utah





Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N802CT

Location: Fillmore, Utah
Accident Number: WPR20CA305
Date & Time: September 11, 2020, 09:00 Local 
Registration: N802CT
Aircraft: Diamond DA20
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The student pilot reported that, after completing a normal approach, the airplane touched down nose gear first and the airplane bounced. The airplane continued to bounce down the runway and the pilot elected to abort the landing. He applied full engine power and the airplane again became airborne and veered off the left side of the runway. The pilot attempted to maneuver the airplane to the right, however the airplane descended onto the uneven dirt surface on the right side of the runway. The right main landing gear separated from the airplane and the lower fuselage was substantially damaged. The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 student pilot's improper landing flare and delayed remedial action to abort the landing, which resulted in a loss of aircraft control, runway excursion and impact with terrain. 

Findings
Personnel issues Decision making/judgment - Student/instructed pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Student/instructed pilot
Aircraft Landing flare - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Delayed action - Student/instructed pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing-aborted after touchdown  Attempted remediation/recovery

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 49, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 12, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 56.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 50 hours (Total, this make and model), 9.1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Diamond
Registration: N802CT
Model/Series: DA20 C1 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: C0102
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 4, 2020 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1764 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6577.4 Hrs
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-240-B
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 125 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KU24,4639 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 24 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:55 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 336°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.28 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Delta, UT (DTA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Fillmore, UT (FOM) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Fillmore Muni FOM
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4984 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 04 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5040 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing; Go around; Stop and go; Traffic pattern

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: 38.958057,-112.36305 (est)

Collision with Object: Champion 8KCAB, N81BH; accident occurred September 11, 2020 at Byrd's Backcountry Airstrip (51AR), Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas











Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

https://registry.faa.gov/N81BH

Location: Ozark, Arkansas
Accident Number: CEN20CA391
Date & Time: September 11, 2020, 14:00 Local 
Registration: N81BH
Aircraft: Champion 8GCBC 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during the turn from base to final, the left wing struck a wire and the airplane rotated and hit the ground. The airplane's wings and fuselage were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane or engine that would have precluded normal operation. He also stated that he should have maintained clearance from the obstructions.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a wire during final approach to landing.

Findings

Personnel issues Incorrect action performance - Pilot
Aircraft Altitude - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Wire - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR pattern final Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) (Defining event)
Uncontrolled descent Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 59,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 11, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 2, 2020
Flight Time: 2271.2 hours (Total, all aircraft), 235 hours (Total, this make and model), 2184.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 26.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15.1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion 
Registration: N81BH
Model/Series: 8GCBC No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 542-2011
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: December 1, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 425 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-360-G1G
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 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: KFYV,1251 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 29 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 313°
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 1700 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Ozark, AR (51AR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ozark, AR
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 13:45 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Byrd's Backcountry Airstrip 51AR 
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 800 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 900 ft / 50 ft VFR 
Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 35.677501,-93.732223(est)