Saturday, September 11, 2021

Boeing 757-224, N12125: Accident occurred September 27, 2021 at Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR), New Jersey

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey
United Airlines - Senior Investigator - Flight Safety; Chicago, Illinois
Boeing Investigator; Seattle, Washington

United Airlines

Location: Newark, NJ
Accident Number: DCA22LA002
Date & Time: September 27, 2021, 09:39 Local
Registration: N12125
Aircraft: Boeing 757-224
Injuries: 172 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing
Registration: N12125
Model/Series: 757-224
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Denver, CO (KDEN)
Destination: Newark, NJ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 6 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 166 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 172 None
Latitude, Longitude: 40.692501,-74.168701 

Cessna 177 Cardinal, N912VW: Incident occurred September 11, 2021 in Ayer, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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

Aircraft experienced fuel exhaustion and landed in a parking lot.


Date: 11-SEP-21
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N912VW
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: AYER
State: MASSACHUSETTS






AYER, Massachusetts — A pilot is safe after making an emergency landing in Ayer on Sunday as the plane ran out of fuel, according to authorities.

Ayer police said the small-engine aircraft made the landing at about 3:30 p.m. in an open parking lot off Willow Road.

Before police released information to the public, multiple sources told NewsCenter 5 that the plane made an emergency landing due to a fuel issue.

According to those sources, the plane landed in an old train yard on Berkshire Boulevard near Willow Road. The yard is where train cars used to be unloaded.

Police say the pilot, who was the only occupant of the plane, was able to successfully guide the aircraft onto the ground but ran out of space to come to a complete stop.

Pictures from the scene show that the front wheel of the plane came to a rest on what appears to be a pile of asphalt chunks.

The pilot was uninjured and walked away from the crash, according to police.

The photos did not show any major structural damage to the plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are assisting the Ayer Police Department in its investigation.

Cessna 152, N95445: Accident occurred August 24, 2021 in Stow, Summit County, Ohio

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.

Kent State University 


Location: Stow, OH 
Accident Number: CEN21LA413
Date & Time: August 24, 2021, 10:45 Local
Registration: N95445
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N95445
Model/Series: 152
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
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Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.1595,81.4404

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N2099J: Accident occurred September 10, 2021 near Greeley-Weld County Airport (KGXY), Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado 

First Flight Aviation Services LLC


Location: Lasalle, CO
Accident Number: CEN21LA414
Date & Time: September 10, 2021, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N2099J
Aircraft: Cessna 172S
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On September 10, 2021, about 1100 central daylight time (CDT), a Cessna 172S airplane, N2099J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lasalle, Colorado. The certified flight instructor pilot (CFI) and student pilot (SP) sustained minor injuries. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

The flight was intended as pre-solo cross-country progress check, and it originated from the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado. After 40 minutes of flight, the CFI instructed the SP to perform a touch-and-go landing at the Greely-Weld County Airport (GXY), Greeley Colorado, and then navigate back to BJC. After the touch-and-go at GXY, the CFI initiated a simulated high oil pressure and high temperature scenario as the airplane was cruising at 7,500 ft MSL. The SP responded by initiating a return to GXY. During the return flight to GXY, the CFI reduced the engine power to 2,000 RPM’s and informed the SP that he had a simulated engine fire. The SP responded by reducing the power to idle and commenced a descent. Once the CFI announced that the simulated engine fire was out, the SP established a glide and chose a location for a simulated off-field emergency landing.

About 1,000 AGL, when it was determined that the SP would safely reach his intended landing location, the CFI instructed him to apply power, commence a go-around and fly back to BJC. When the SP applied power, the engine did not respond. The CFI took control of the airplane and attempted restart procedures with no success. The CFI declared an emergency and performed a 180° power off turn to a different landing location than the SP had selected earlier. Upon landing, the airplane contacted a raised embankment and flipped over inverted, adjacent to a corn field and dirt road. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2099J
Model/Series: 172S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGXY,4697 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Destination: Broomfield, CO (BJC)

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:  40.353333,-104.69194 (est)


An instructor pilot and student walked away with minor injures after a small plane crashed in a cornfield in Weld County on Friday morning, according to the Weld County Sheriff's Office. 

The pilot made a "mayday" call around 11 a.m. before  the single-engine plane crashed in a cornfield along Weld County Road 41, said Joe Moylan, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office. 

First-responders located the pilot and student and transported them to North Colorado Medical Center with minor injuries. Their current status is unknown, Moylan said. 

Neither person has been identified, but police said they are both from Broomfield. 

A witness told investigators he saw the plane fly overhead, but "it didn't sound normal and he could see the propeller was not spinning," Moylan said. 

Authorities do not know where the flight departed from or where it was headed. Moylan said officials from the Greeley-Weld County Airport had no records of the flight taking off or scheduled to land at there. 

An investigation into the crash has been taken over by the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration. 


WELD COUNTY, Colorado (KDVR) — An instructor and student pilot both have minor injuries after the plane they were in crashed in a corn field.

According to the Weld County Sheriff’s office, a mayday call was made around 11 a.m. indicating the single-engine plane was going down near Weld County Road 41 between 50 and 50.5.

A witness heard the plane coming and said the propeller was not moving. An investigation into the cause of the crash will be conducted by the NTSB and FAA.

It’s unclear where the plane took off from or where the pilot was planning to land.

Both people on board were taken by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center with minor injuries. Their identities have not been released yet but they are from Broomfield according to the sheriff’s office.

John Heineman: Federal Aviation Administration honors retiring Bemidji, Minnesota, pilot for his 50 years of flying

The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious honor the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as Master Pilots.


John Heineman of Bemidji retired this summer as a pilot for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He received the prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the FAA earlier this year. 


BEMIDJI, Minnesota — John Heineman wanted so badly to take flying lessons that he rode his bicycle nearly 15 miles to the nearest airport as a teenager.

Those trips paid off, and some 53 years later, the Bemidji, Minnesota, man has been honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“It’s kind of humbling,” Heineman said. “I just think I’m just another pilot, you know. I’m really lucky to be able to fly that many years.”

The award was presented in May at a ceremony in Buffalo, Minnesota. It is the most prestigious honor the FAA issues to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The award recognizes individuals who have exhibited professionalism, skill and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as Master Pilots.

Heineman, 70, grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. After his junior year in high school, he started taking flying lessons. In order to get there had to hop on his bike and head to the Lake Elmo Airport. He made his first solo flight that summer — on July 2, 1968 — and caught the flying bug.

It remained his passion until July of this year when he retired as a pilot with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Now that his flying days are over, Heineman plans to enjoy his time back on the ground or on water.

“I see everybody fishing when I’m flying and think, ‘Doesn’t anybody work?’ Now it’s my turn,” he said. “It’s one of the neatest jobs I’ve had. Working for the DNR has been a great career.”


John and Deb Heineman pose with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award that was presented to John in May. 


Heineman initially enrolled at the University of Minnesota with the intention of majoring in history. But he switched gears after two years, joined the National Guard, and eventually returned to the U of M as a forestry major.

He also got his commercial instrument flight instructor license and worked at the Anoka County Airport. He spent 26 years in the Guard, and was a Medevac pilot during Desert Storm, although his unit stayed in the U.S.

“Being a Medevac pilot was a great job,” Heineman said. “The military has been really good to me. You make a commitment to do what they want, but still, it’s pretty neat stuff you get to do. After paying to fly, you go into Fort Rucker and there are like 100 helicopters cranked up there. God, they’re paying me to do this? It’s great.”

He was a forester with the DNR’s Bemidji region, but also became a flight instructor with Bemidji Aviation. He also applied for a pilot job with the DNR, but those positions were handled by enforcement personnel, and since he was not a game warden, he did not qualify.

Eventually, however, he was asked to help out as a part-time pilot.

“That’s when I got my foot in the door,” Heineman said. “Eventually they picked up some helicopters like the ones I flew in the Guard, so I started flying those. In 2002 I was up flying moose survey, and all of a sudden my boss called me and asked if I was interested in being a full-time pilot. I almost fell over, because I wasn’t a game warden. But they got me in as a natural resources pilot. They must have liked my work.”

He spent the last 19 years of his DNR career as a full-time pilot. From the air, he conducted surveys of sandhill cranes, ducks and other wildlife. He once observed a moose giving birth.

“We saw her pushing out, so we didn’t hover,” Heineman said. “We didn’t want to harass her. We were checking on the moose after they were born. We were watching for a couple of days, seeing how many of the young would survive, how many were dead.”

They would fly 20 to 40 feet above the ground for some of the surveys, checking for nests and eggs.

He said there were a few mechanical issues on helicopters over the years, but no engine failures. And GPS technology made life a lot easier for pilots.

John and his wife, Deb, celebrate their 45 wedding anniversary this month. Their two children and four grandchildren all live in the western United States, so they plan to travel and spend more time with family in retirement. With someone else at the controls.

“I feel like I’ve been really lucky to be able to fly for 50 years,” he said.

Aeromot AMT-100, N69FW: Accident occurred September 07, 2021 in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin

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; Minneapolis, Minnesota


Location: Menomonie, WI
Accident Number: CEN21LA407
Date & Time: September 7, 2021, 12:15 Local 
Registration: N69FW
Aircraft: Aeromot AMT-100 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Aeromot 
Registration: N69FW
Model/Series: AMT-100 
Aircraft Category: Glider
Amateur Built:
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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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: 44.892333,-91.867806 (est)

Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N442HG: Accident occurred September 21, 2021 in Montezuma, Macon 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.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Georgia Aviation Authority


Location: Montezuma, GA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA376
Date & Time: September 21, 2021, 20:03 UTC
Registration: N442HG
Aircraft: Piper PA-44-180
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N442HG
Model/Series: PA-44-180 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
Destination: Macon, GA (MAC)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.303063,-84.007468 (est)

Tandem Air-Bike, Unregistered: Fatal accident occurred October 03, 2021 in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Missouri

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN22LA001

Aeronca 15AC, N1441H: Accident occurred September 09, 2021 in Fairbanks, Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ANC21LA087 

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

Aircraft experienced a loss of control and crashed into some powerlines.


Date: 10-SEP-21
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N1441H
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 15AC
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: NORTH POLE
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-34-200T, N35727: Incident occurred September 09, 2021 at Merrill Field Airport (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing runway 25.  

Angel Aviation Inc


Date: 09-SEP-21
Time: 13:48:00Z
Regis#: N35727
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-34-200T
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N782JA: Accident occurred September 09, 2021 near Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), Sarasota County, Florida

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; Tampa, Florida

Florida Flight Training Center


Location: Venice, FL
Accident Number: ERA21LA359
Date & Time: September 9, 2021, 09:30 Local 
Registration: N782JA
Aircraft: Cessna 172S 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N782JA
Model/Series: 172S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVNC,19 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /25°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2200 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3900 ft AGL
Visibility: 8 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Venice, FL
Destination: Venice, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.07,-82.44 (est)

Hawker 850XP, N751MT: Incident occurred September 09, 2021 at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Hennepin County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft sustained a bird strike while on approach. 

VIH Aviation LLC


Date: 09-SEP-21
Time: 18:50:00Z
Regis#: N751MT
Aircraft Make: HAWKER
Aircraft Model: 825
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: DELTA PRIVATE JETS
Flight Number: DPJ 751
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Cessna 152, N5233P: Accident occurred September 09, 2021 at Olive Branch Airport (KOLV), De Soto County, Mississippi






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; Jackson, Mississippi

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aero Quest LLC


Location: Olive Branch, MS
Accident Number: CEN21LA417
Date & Time: September 9, 2021, 16:30 Local
Registration: N5233P
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N5233P
Model/Series: 152
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOLV,402 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 14 knots, 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Olive Branch, MS (KOLV) 
Destination: Olive Branch, MS

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: 34.979,-89.7888 (est)

Beech 58 Baron, N407RS: Incident occurred September 06, 2021 at Music City Executive Airport (KXNX), Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 06-SEP-21
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N407RS
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 58
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GALLATIN
State: MISSOURI

Bell 212, N523EH: Incident occurred September 09, 2021 in Livingston, Park County, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Rotorcraft experienced an unknown vibration and landed in a field.  


Date: 09-SEP-21
Time: 22:31:00Z
Regis#: N523EH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 212
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: LIVINGSTON
State: MONTANA

Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, N7525J: Incident occurred September 09, 2021 at Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport (KBUY), Alamance County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed on the runway and the gear collapsed. 


Date: 09-SEP-21
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N7525J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-28R-180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BURLINGTON
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Air Tractor AT-802A, N779DA: Incident occurred September 09, 2021 and Accident occurred May 31, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

September 09, 2021:  Aircraft struck a stump while refilling water for firefighting operations at Bumping Lake, Washington.

Aero Spray Inc


Date: 09-SEP-21
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N779DA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT-802A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: AERO SPRAY INC
City: BUMPING LAKE
State: WASHINGTON




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Unalakleet, Alaska 
Accident Number: ANC20CA052
Date & Time: May 31, 2020, 16:17 Local
Registration: N779DA
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT802
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Firefighting

Analysis

The pilot of the amphibious scooper air tanker airplane, reported that while preforming aerial firefighting operations, he heard ground firefighters express concern over the radio about their equipment "being too close to the fire line." In response, the pilot landed at a small lake to fill the airplane's water hopper tank with water to drop on the fire. During the departure from the lake, the airplane’s left float struck a "small hill" that was about 20 ft above ground level. The pilot proceeded to fly the airplane to a nearby airport and made an uneventful landing. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage.

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 failure to maintain terrain clearance during the departure, which resulted in a collision with terrain.

Findings

Aircraft Altitude - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Environmental issues Mountainous/hilly terrain - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane multi-engine; Airplane single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: April 20, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: March 1, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 11000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2000 hours (Total, this make and model), 10700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N779DA
Model/Series: AT802 FIREBOSS
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted (Special) 
Serial Number: 802A-0779
Landing Gear Type: 
Retractable - Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 19, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 16000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Turbo prop
Airframe Total Time: 205.4 Hrs as of last inspection 
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-67F
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 1600 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As: Dauntless Air
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAUN,20 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 23:56 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 265°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 22 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 90° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.45 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No
Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Galena, AK (GAL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Galena, AK (GAL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 63.906112,-160.25444(est)

Beech B60 Duke, N22JY: Incident occurred September 08, 2021 at Rifle Garfield County Airport (KRIL), Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Crested Butte Aircraft Inc


Date: 08-SEP-21
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N22JY
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: RIFLE
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N61588: Incident occurred September 08, 2021 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a runway edge light on landing. 

L&W Aircraft Investment LLC


Date: 08-SEP-21
Time: 13:52:00Z
Regis#: N61588
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA