Monday, September 06, 2021

Collision During Landing / Takeoff: BRM Aero Bristell S-LSA, N438BL; accident occurred October 18, 2020 at Carlisle Airport (N94), Cumberland County, Pennsylvania






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; New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania 
Accident Number: ERA21LA025
Date & Time: October 18, 2020, 14:00 Local 
Registration: N438BL
Aircraft: Aero Bristell Bristell LSA 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot was approaching the airport for landing, and while on short final approach he noticed that the airplane was too high and that there were variable and gusty crosswinds. The pilot decided to conduct a go-around. The pilot added power and pressed the control stick forward to prevent the airplane from pitching up as it gained airspeed. The pilot’s next recollection was seeing tree branches and the airplane descending in a nose down attitude into the woods. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of 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 failure to maintain adequate clearance from trees during an attempted go-around in gusty crosswinds.

Findings

Aircraft Altitude - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Identification/recognition - Pilot
Environmental issues Gusts - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Crosswind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR go-around Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: April 24, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: June 9, 2020
Flight Time: 460 hours (Total, all aircraft), 31 hours (Total, this make and model), 387 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Passenger Information

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aero Bristell 
Registration: N438BL
Model/Series: Bristell LSA 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2019
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Special light-sport (Special)
Serial Number: 438
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 6, 2020 Continuous airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 16 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 44 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 100 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: CXY,346 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 13:50 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 90°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 12 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Reedsville, PA (RVL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carlisle, PA
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 13:30 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Carlisle Airport N94
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 510 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4008 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go around

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.188573,-77.178235(est)








Cessna 404 Titan, N5409G: Accident occurred September 18, 2021 at Sheridan County Airport (KSHR), Wyoming

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; Casper, Wyoming

Richland Aviation Inc

Location: Sheridan, WY
Accident Number: WPR21LA350
Date & Time: September 18, 2021, 08:00 Local
Registration: N5409G
Aircraft: Cessna 404 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Scheduled

On September 18, 2021, about 0800, a Cessna 404, N5409G, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sheridan, Wyoming. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 135 scheduled cargo flight.

The pilot stated that the flight and landing approach were uneventful. He recalled configuring the airplane for landing by extending the landing gear and flaps, and then began the landing flare. His next recollection was of being in the airplane at the right side of the runway surrounded by a cloud of dust. He did not have any recollection of how the airplane got there.

Examination of the airplane revealed that it had departed runway 15 shortly after landing. The landing gear had collapsed, the nose structure was deformed, and the runway surface exhibited a set of gouges that matched the dimensions of the right wheel rim, and two sets of slash marks consistent with propeller strike.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5409G
Model/Series: 404 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSHR,3945 ft msl 
Observation Time: 07:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Billings, MT (BIL)
Destination: Sheridan, WY

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: 44.774496,-106.98766

Cessna A185F Skywagon N7574N: Accident occurred September 06, 2021 in Kingsley, Plymouth County, Iowa

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; Des Moines, Iowa


Location: Kingsley, IA 
Accident Number: CEN21LA406
Date & Time: September 6, 2021, 15:15 Local 
Registration: N7574N
Aircraft: Cessna A185F
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 6, 2021, about 1515 central daylight time, an amphibious float equipped Cessna 185F airplane, N7574N, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kingsley, Iowa. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, they departed Alexander Field South Wood County Airport (ISW), Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, about 1241, destined for Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX), Sioux City, Iowa. After completing his flight planning, the pilot added 42 gallons of 100LL, which increased total fuel on board to about 70 gallons. The pilot calculated a 17gph fuel burn for the two hour and 45 minute flight. When the airplane was about 25 miles east, northeast of SUX, a loss of engine power occurred. Trouble shooting was unsuccessful and the pilot executed a forced landing to a corn field, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

The airplane was recovered to a storage facility and a detailed engine examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7574N
Model/Series: A185F 
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: KCKP,1226 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / 14 knots, 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Wisconsin Rapids, WI (ISW)
Destination: Sioux City, IA (Sux)

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: 42.589344,-95.878157 (est)

KINGSLEY, Iowa -- Engine troubles led to Monday's crash of a single-engine plane near Kingsley, federal investigators have found.

After experiencing engine issues, the plane landed in a cornfield near Kingsley at about 3:12 p.m. and flipped over, according to an initial crash report filed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot and his passenger were uninjured after the plane, a 1981 Cessna A185F, went down approximately five miles east of Kingsley and near the intersection of Plymouth County Road C-66 and Tamarack Avenue.

The report did not name the pilot. Records show the plane is owned by Peter Goeken, of Dakota Dunes.



KINGSLEY, Iowa (KTIV) - A small plane has crashed in a cornfield in southeastern Plymouth County. Rescue crews were alerted to the crash shortly after 3 p.m.

The crash site is near the intersection of Plymouth County Road C-66-- also known as 320th Street-- and Tamarack Ave., about five miles east of Kingsley, Iowa.

Police say that the pilot and his passenger were not injured. Plymouth County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Singer says the plane took off from an airport in Wisconsin, and was headed for Sioux Gateway Airport. The plane was located upside down in a cornfield.

Law Enforcement has been in contact with the FAA regarding the crash and have secured the scene pending investigation.

Boeing 737-800: Incident occurred September 06, 2021 at Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Hillsborough County, Florida

TAMPA, Florida — A plane full of passengers took off from Tampa this afternoon to head to Philadelphia only to be brought right back to Tampa International Airport.

American Airlines flight 2908 departed from TPA at 12:38 p.m. Monday and returned just a few minutes later at 1:05 p.m.

A representative from American Airlines told 10 Tampa Bay that the plane encountered a "possible mechanical issue" shortly after departure, but did not give details on exactly what went wrong.

The plane landed safely back in Tampa and taxied back to the gate on its own power. 

The 172 passengers, including six crew members, are set to fly to Philadelphia later today on a different aircraft, according to American Airlines. The plane was a Boeing 737-800.

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N9724P: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 in Willow, Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ANC21LA098

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N7562F; accident occurred September 13, 2020 at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ), Brazoria County, Texas






Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Green Airports Development Corp


Location: Houston, Texas
Accident Number: CEN20CA393
Date & Time: September 13, 2020, 15:35 Local 
Registration: N7562F
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The student pilot and his flight instructor were on an instructional flight when the airplane suddenly veered to the right upon landing. The flight instructor stated that his student had simply lost control upon touchdown. The flight instructor reported that he took control of the airplane from his student, but he was unable to regain directional control of the airplane before it departed off the right side of the runway and nosed over. The engine mount, left wing strut, left wing main spar, vertical stabilizer, and the rudder were substantially damaged. The flight instructor reported no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded its normal operation. The student pilot reported that they had completed 3 uneventful landings before the accident.

The student pilot had observed some stiffness in the rudder system during his preflight inspection, the rudder did not self-center while on the ground at slow speeds, and that the cockpit floor carpet was loose and had to be repositioned several times during the flight. An examination of the airplane wreckage revealed impact-related damage to the rudder that precluded its movement, but there were no additional flight control issues observed. Examination revealed the cockpit floor carpet was loose and bunched-up, but it could not be determined if it had contributed to the loss of directional control or had become unsecured while the pilots made their emergency exit following the accident.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot’s failure to maintain directional control upon landing.

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Student/instructed pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion
Landing-landing roll Nose over/nose down

Flight instructor Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Flight instructor
Age: 83, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 27, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: February 12, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 28580 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2000 hours (Total, this make and model), 28270 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 200 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 90 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 14, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 22.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N7562F
Model/Series: 172N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17273260
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 3, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6324.5 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320-H2AD
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 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: LVJ,44 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4300 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 11000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Wind Direction: 40° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: Unknown / Unknown
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Houston, TX (AXH)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Houston, TX
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 15:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Pearland Regional Airport LVJ 
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 44 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 14 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:4313 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.521389,-95.242225 (est)

Embraer E175LR, N142SY and Embraer E175LR, N730YX: Accident occurred October 01, 2021 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

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.

SkyWest Airlines


Republic Airways Inc


Location: Chicago, IL
Accident Number: DCA22LA005
Date & Time: October 1, 2021, 20:18 Local 
Registration: N142SY (A1); N730YX (A2)
Aircraft: EMBRAER S A ERJ 170-200 LR (A1); EMBRAER S A ERJ 170-200 LR (A2)
Injuries: 53 None (A1)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled (A1); Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: EMBRAER S A
Registration: N142SY
Model/Series: ERJ 170-200 LR 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: EMBRAER S A 
Registration: N730YX
Model/Series: ERJ 170-200 LR
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: ORD
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 (A1)

Crew Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 49 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 53 None
Latitude, Longitude: 49.978611,-87.904724

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 
Latitude, Longitude: 49.978611,-87.904724 

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N1925U: Accident occurred September 28, 2021 in Canton, Ohio

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN21LA472

Hard Landing: Bell 407, N489DM; accident occurred September 15, 2020 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW), Texas






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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Chaparral Air Group


Location: Fort Worth, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN20CA395
Date & Time: September 15, 2020, 16:53 Local 
Registration: N489DM
Aircraft: Bell 407
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional]

Analysis

During a routine training flight, the helicopter was in the traffic pattern practicing power recovery autorotations, with the pilot under training at the flight controls. During the 5th practice auto-rotation, the flight instructor reduced the throttle, and the helicopter began a normal descent. During the deceleration flare, about 75 ft above ground level, the flight instructor heard the low rotor RPM audio tone. Using a positive transfer of control, the flight instructor quickly took the flight controls. He increased the throttle to what he believed to be the “FLY” position. The helicopter settled onto a taxiway. The main rotor blades severed the vertical fins on the horizontal stabilizer, and the tail rotor driveshaft was severed. The operator reported that the pilot did not rapidly roll the throttle to the “FLY” position during the deceleration/flare, and the helicopter contacted the ground at less than 100% rotor RPM. The operator stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the helicopter that would have precluded normal
operations.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor’s delay in rolling the throttle to the fly position during a practice autorotation maneuver that resulted in a hard landing.

Findings

Personnel issues (general) - Instructor/check pilot
Aircraft Prop/rotor parameters - Related operating info
Aircraft Descent rate - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Hard landing (Defining event)
Flight instructor Information
Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument airplane 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 31, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: July 28, 2020
Flight Time: 10300 hours (Total, all aircraft), 912 hours (Total, this make and model), 9290 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 145 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 85 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 41,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 29, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 14, 2020
Flight Time: 1017 hours (Total, all aircraft), 135 hours (Total, this make and model), 878 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 129 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 37 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell Registration: N489DM
Model/Series: 407 No Series 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2004 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 53619
Landing Gear Type: Ski; Skid
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 1, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5250 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 36 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Turbo shaft
Airframe Total Time: 4775 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royc
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: 250-C47B
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 650 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: AFW 
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 16:45 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 80°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 340° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Fort Worth, TX (AFW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Fort Worth, TX 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 15:55 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Fort Worth AFW 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 723 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

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: 32.5942,-97.1917

Big Boeing Customer Says It Is Walking Away From New MAX Order

Irish low-cost giant Ryanair says plane maker won’t drop prices enough to win deal




The Wall Street Journal 
By Benjamin Katz
September 6, 2021 9:08 am ET


LONDON— Ryanair Holdings PLC, Boeing Co. biggest customer outside of the U.S., said it is walking away from talks with the U.S. jet maker over a potential new order for the 737 MAX in a dispute over pricing.

Boeing has pushed to catch up with rival Airbus SE on jet orders from airlines and lessors, after falling far behind in the crucial single-aisle category. The 737 MAX competes with Airbus’s A320 in that market, and Airbus capitalized on the MAX’s nearly two-year grounding to boost its market share.

Ryanair, a Dublin-based discount airline that is Europe’s largest carrier by passengers, has been a big buyer of the 737 MAX, buying 75 of the aircraft last year. That order was seen as a vote of confidence in the future of the jet, despite the grounding.

More recently, Ryanair has been in talks with Boeing over the past 10 months for a fresh order of 737 MAX 10s, Boeing’s newest and biggest variant of the single-aisle workhorse. Analysts and executives were watching that order as another bellwether for how quickly Boeing can recover its order backlog in the wake of the model’s crisis.

Ryanair said Monday that those talks were now over.

“Last week it became clear that the pricing gap between the partners could not be closed and accordingly, both sides have agreed to waste no more time on these negotiations,” the airline said.

Boeing and Airbus are racing to sign up customers as air travel starts to return after falling sharply during the pandemic. Ryanair has forecast a strong recovery in its major market, European intracontinental flying.

The airline said that without the new MAX 10 it still has enough aircraft on its order book to grow its fleet to more than 600 and cover its expansion plans through 2025.

Such a public end to talks isn’t necessarily a death knell for an eventual deal. It is not unusual for airline customers to publicly cajole both Boeing and Airbus on things like delivery delays, manufacturing quality and pricing.

Ryanair has a reputation for swooping in when the aviation sector is in a downturn to scoop up heavily discounted planes. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary has maintained that he would only proceed with another deal if the airline could reach a suitable agreement on price with the manufacturer.

The MAX 10 was launched by Boeing in 2017 with a longer cabin and optional extra fuel tanks to rival Airbus SE’s A321neo, which has so far dominated the market for bigger narrow-bodies. The aircraft flew its first test flight in June and is set to enter into service from 2023, delayed by the MAX grounding.

“We are disappointed we couldn’t reach agreement,” Mr. O’Leary said. “We do not share Boeing’s optimistic pricing outlook.” 

A Boeing spokeswoman said Ryanair is a longstanding partner. “We value their business and are committed to supporting them,” she said. “At the same time, we continue to be disciplined and make decisions that make sense for our customers and our company.”

The U.S. plane maker had seen a flurry of orders since the U.S. and Europe lifted their grounding orders on the 737 MAX. Analysts attribute that in part to a backlog of built aircraft that previous owners had abandoned.

Boeing has booked 630 gross aircraft orders through July 31, according to the latest available data. That includes a large, 200-aircraft deal with United Airlines Holdings Inc., including for 150 of the MAX 10 model. Airbus meanwhile, excluding recent deals with Delta Air Lines and Jet2, has had gross orders for 167 aircraft since the start of the year.

Despite that, Airbus’s market share in the battle between the A320neo and the MAX has exceeded 60%, which analysts and the industry see as a critical threshold lowering production costs and reducing prices for customers.

The collapse in talks with Ryanair comes as Boeing continues to battle production issues with its bigger 787 Dreamliner, which has led the company to halt almost all deliveries of the wide-body since October last year. The Wall Street Journal reported that the delivery pause is likely to extend until at least late October, passing the one-year deadline that allows customers to more easily exit their purchase agreements for the plane.

About 100 completed 787s were awaiting delivery at the end of June, according to Boeing, representing more than $25 billion in inventory. Deliveries were initially halted after the Federal Aviation Administration began assessing manufacturing defects in the plane’s production.

Ground Collision: Pilatus PC-12-47E , N1220A; accident occurred September 14, 2020 in Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon







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; Hillsboro, Oregon

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Rivers End Ranch LLC


Location: Lake Abert, Oregon
Accident Number: WPR20LA324
Date & Time: September 14, 2020, 19:30 Local
Registration: N1220A
Aircraft: Pilatus Aircraft PC-12/47E
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll from a private dirt strip, the left wing was substantially damaged when it impacted a truck parked alongside of the runway. The pilot reported that it was dusk and he “just didn’t see the truck.” The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The pilot reported that there were no 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 failure to maintain clearance from an object during the takeoff ground roll due to inadequate monitoring of the environment.

Findings

Personnel issues Monitoring environment - Pilot
Environmental issues Ground vehicle - Not specified

Factual Information

The pilot reported that, during the takeoff roll from a private dirt strip, the left wing was substantially damaged when it impacted a truck parked alongside of the runway. The pilot reported that it was dusk and he “just didn’t see the truck.” The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

History of Flight

Takeoff Ground collision (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private 
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 15, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pilatus Aircraft 
Registration: N1220A
Model/Series: PC-12/47E 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2015 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 1568
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Turbo prop
Airframe Total Time: 1170 Hrs
Engine Manufacturer: P&W Canada
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-67P
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: LKV,4734 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 32 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 19:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 193°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  7 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 110° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lake Abert, OR
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Unknown

Airport Information

Airport: Private n/a
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 4800 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 360 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 100 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.661111,120.229722(est)