Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cessna 560 Citation XLS+, N560AR: Fatal accident occurred September 02, 2021 near Robertson Field Airport (4B8), Plainville, Hartford County, Connecticut

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

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.
 
Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

Brook Haven Properties LLC


Location: Farmington, CT 
Accident Number: ERA21FA346
Date & Time: September 2, 2021, 09:51 Local
Registration: N560AR
Aircraft: Cessna 560
Injuries: 4 Fatal, 1 Serious, 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On September 2, 2021, at 0951 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 560XL airplane, N560AR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Farmington, Connecticut. The two pilots and two passengers were fatally injured. One person on the ground sustained serious injuries and three people sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The flight crew had filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan from Robertson Field Airport (4B8), Plainville, Connecticut to Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), Manteo, North Carolina. After obtaining their IFR clearance from air traffic control, the flight crew taxied the airplane onto runway 2 for departure.

Two witnesses observed the takeoff roll with one reporting the airplane was “going slower” than they had seen during previous takeoffs. When the airplane was about 2/3 down the runway, one witness noted a puff of blue colored smoke from the back side of the airplane. The other witness stated that the nose landing gear was still on the ground as the airplane passed a taxiway intersection near the mid-point of the runway and he said to a friend with him that something was wrong.

A third witness, who was beyond the departure end of the runway, noted the airplane departed the runway in a level attitude. After clearing the runway, the airplane’s nose pitched up, but the airplane was not climbing. The airplane then impacted a powerline pole, which caused a small explosion near the right engine followed by a shower of softball-size sparks. After hitting the pole, the noise of the engine went from normal sounding to a much more grinding, metallic sound. The airplane then began to oscillate about its pitch and roll axis before the witness lost sight of it behind trees.

Postaccident examination of the 3,665-ft-long runway revealed tire skid marks from the right main landing gear tire that were right of the runway centerline beginning about 2,360 ft from the approach end of the runway. The mark from the right tire continued, while a mark from the left main landing gear tire was noted left of runway centerline beginning about 2,480 ft from the approach end of the runway. The marks from both main landing gear tires continued and veered slightly to the right but were continuous from where first observed to the end of the runway and onto a short width of grass immediately adjacent to the departure end of the runway. The grassy terrain beyond the departure end of the runway then sloped steeply downward toward a road, and the elevation change between the runway area and the road was about 20 ft.

An approximate 3-ft-long section of airplane’s right inboard flap was found near the damaged power pole, which was located about 361 ft beyond the departure end of the runway. A ground scar was located in a grassy area adjacent to a building, about 850 ft north of the damaged power pole. The airplane subsequently impacted the building, and the cockpit, cabin, and wings were nearly consumed by the postimpact fire; the aft empennage, which remained outside the building, was relatively intact. Examination of the airframe revealed no evidence of any anomalies with any of the airplane’s primary or secondary flight control surfaces. Additionally, the parking brake handle in the cockpit, and the respective valve that it controlled, were both found in the brake set position.

According to preliminary data recovered from the airplane’s flight data recorder (FDR), both thrust levers were set at 66°, and both engines remained at 91% N1 throughout the takeoff roll. While at an airspeed of about 100 knots, the elevator control surface position increased to a positive value, reaching about 16°. At this time the pitch of the airplane minimally changed to about +1°. The weight-on-wheels (WOW) indication remained in an on-ground state until beyond the departure end of the runway where the terrain began sloping downward. After departing the runway at an indicated airspeed of about 120 knots, the elevator position increased to a maximum recorded value of about 17° deflection, the airplane’s pitch rapidly increased to about +22°. Immediately thereafter the elevator position rapidly decreased to about -1.0° and the stick shaker (aerodynamic stall warning) activated.

The FDR data further indicated that at about the time the WOW indication transitioned from on-ground to an in-air state, the airspeed accelerated from about 120 knots to a maximum airspeed of 123.75 knots. Additionally, the right engine fuel flow, N1, and N2 decreased with corresponding ITT increase about 1.8 seconds after the WOW transition. Given the airplane’s velocity between these two times, the deceleration of the right engine occurred when it was in close proximity to the power pole.

Parking brake valve position and normal brake application were not recorded by the FDR, and the airplane’s takeoff configuration warning system did not incorporate parking brake valve position as part of its activation logic.

Further review of the FDR data revealed that the longitudinal acceleration values recorded during the takeoff roll of the accident flight (0.245g) were less than the recorded values for the airplane’s two previous takeoffs (0.365g and 0.35g). Additionally, the time the airplane took to accelerate from 20 to 100 kts during the accident flight and the previous two takeoffs were 17 seconds, 11.5 seconds, and 12 seconds, respectively. Additionally, the elevator position and pitch attitude of the airplane at rotation during its previous takeoff were about 13°, and +1.6°, respectively. The pitch attitude then continued to increase to +10° and remained at that value as the airspeed increased and the elevator position decreased.

The airplane’s cockpit voice recorder was retained for read-out and transcription.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N560AR
Model/Series: 560 XL 
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: KBDL,175 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2700 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 350°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Farmington, CT
Destination: Manteo, NC (MQI)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Aircraft Fire: Both in-flight and on-ground
Ground Injuries: 1 Serious, 3 Minor 
Aircraft Explosion: On-ground
Total Injuries: 4 Fatal, 1 Serious, 3 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.69761,-72.86326 

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation may contact them by email witness@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov. You can also call the NTSB Response Operations Center at 844-373-9922 or 202-314-6290.


Cessna 180E, N716: Accident occurred September 26, 2021 in Kotzebue, Alaska

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

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

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


Location: Kotzebue, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA097
Date & Time: September 25, 2021, 16:30 Local
Registration: N716
Aircraft: Cessna 180E 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N716
Model/Series: 180E 
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: PAWN,88 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:28 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1200 ft AGL
Visibility: 1.25 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.83 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point:
Kotzebue, AK Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 67.489064,-162.17135 (est)

Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200, N223JS: Incident occurred September 27, 2021 at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (KFAT), California

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

Aircraft while boarding a tool box fell out of cargo bay and struck engine nacelle.  

SkyWest Airlines Inc


Date: 27-SEP-21
Time: 21:25:00Z
Regis#: N223JS
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL-600-2B19
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST
Flight Number: SKW5974
City: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N4118L: Accident occurred September 27, 2021 in Miramar, Broward 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; Miramar, Florida

Jacobs Flight Services LLC

UAN Venture Partners LLC


Location: Miramar, Florida
Accident Number: ERA21LA383
Date and Time: September 27, 2021, 22:38 Local
Registration: N4118L
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On September 27, 2021, about 2238 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172G, N4118L, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Miramar, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot stated that as part of the preflight inspection she noted that the airplane had been operated for 1.2 hours since the fuel tanks were filled. She visually looked in both fuel tanks and could see fuel but did not have a fuel dipstick available. She informed the flight instructor that the fuel level was a “little less” than full. She further reported that the flight instructor also performed a preflight inspection of the airplane but did not check the fuel tanks. After engine start the airplane taxied to the active runway and departed from North Perry Airport (HWO), Pembroke Pines, Florida, and flew to Naples Municipal Airport (APF), Naples, Florida where she performed 11 landings, then departed to return to HWO. Her last recollection of events was about 10 to 15 minutes after departing APF.

The flight instructor stated that as part of the preflight inspection she checked the right fuel tank, which was visually verified full, while the student pilot checked the left fuel tank. The student pilot informed her the left fuel tank was full. After proceeding to APF, the student pilot performed 11 stop-and-go landings, then proceeded to return to HWO. When the flight was about 3 miles from HWO the engine was not developing power. At that time, she noted both fuel gauges were stuck between 1/2 and empty. She repositioned the fuel selector from the both position, where it had remained since engine start to the left and then the right tank positions, but that did not restore engine power. The airplane impacted trees and a stop sign during the ensuing forced landing.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that it came to rest upright with substantial damage to the fuselage and right horizontal stabilizer. Neither fuel tank was breached. The right fuel tank was empty, while about 2.5 gallons of fuel were drained from the left fuel tank. The fuel selector was between the both and right fuel tank positions. The airplane’s published total unusable fuel amount was 3.0 gallons. The engine was removed from the airframe for recovery and only “drops” of fuel were noted in the fuel line between the fuel strainer and carburetor. No fuel was noted in the fuel strainer.

Based on the hour meter, the airplane had been operated for about 4.5 hours since the fuel tanks had been filled. The airplane was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N4118L
Model/Series: 172G 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code: 334S

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHWO,9 ft msl 
Observation Time: 22:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4300 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Naples, FL (APF)
Destination: Pembroke Pines, FL (HWO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 25.982483,-80.278637 (est)







Two women who were onboard a small plane when it crashed Monday night in Miramar have been hospitalized, officials said.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Cessna 172G Skyhawk made an emergency landing on Miramar Parkway near Palm Avenue and Miramar Boulevard around 10:40 p.m.

According to a registry from the FAA, the Cessna was registered out of Odessa - located just north of Tampa - and had made several flights between North Perry Airport in Hollywood and the southwest Florida cities of Immokalee and Naples.

The women inside the plane survived and were taken to the hospital, Miramar Police officials said. They were in serious condition Tuesday morning, officials said.

Officials later identified the two women on the plane as Gopika Sreekumar, 23, and Ravi Urmila, 36.

The FAA and the NTSB are investigating. 









MIRAMAR, Florida – Two women survived after their plane crashed in Miramar late Monday night, authorities confirmed.

According to Miramar police, the plane came down on Palm Avenue, just north of Miramar Parkway.

Witnesses called 911 to report that the plane hit a pole and trees on its way down.

Officers closed down Palm Avenue at Miramar Boulevard and Miramar Parkway.

The wings of the Cessna 172G Skyhawk were intact after the crash, but the propeller snapped off and the tail nearly broke off, as well.

According to flightaware.com, the plane took off from a Naples airport around 9:30 p.m. and was supposed to arrive at an airport in the Hollywood area around 10:30 p.m., but never made it to its destination.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the plane made an emergency landing at 10:40 p.m.

There were signs at the scene the next morning that paramedics had frantically worked to save the victims’ lives. On the ground, you could see that there was a used syringe, as well as a bloody bandage and a broken headset.

Two ambulances were spotted leaving the scene. Authorities later confirmed that two people were on board the plane and that they were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood in serious condition.

Sergio Mora lives nearby and told Local 10 News that police blocked off access to his neighborhood in the wake of the crash.

“We tried to get into our house, but we couldn’t, so my wife and my kids, they just dropped down the vehicle and went walking to the house and I stayed there until 2:30, maybe until 3 in the morning, waiting for them to open,” he said.

The women on board the plane were later identified as Gopika Sreekumar and Ravi Urmila. A Miramar police report stated that it was unclear which woman was flying the plane.

Officials worked throughout the day Tuesday to remove the aircraft from the crash scene. It was taken away late Tuesday afternoon.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA will investigate the incident, with the NTSB taking the lead in the investigation.

Records show the plane is registered to UAN Venture Partners in Pasco County.

Cessna 182E Skylane, N3121Y: Accident occurred September 27, 2021 at Warren USFS Airport (3U1), Idaho County, Idaho

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

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Antique Aircraft and Automobile LLC


Location: Warren, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR21LA360
Date and Time: September 27, 2021, 10:45 Local
Registration: N3121Y
Aircraft: Cessna 182E 
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N3121Y
Model/Series: 182E
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: KMYL,5020 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 32 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 45.284081,-115.6021 (est)

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N1401U: Incident occurred September 27, 2021 at Goose Creek Airport (28A), Indian Trail, Union County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft lost control on departure and crashed into a tree. 

Loco Panther Aviation LLC


Date: 27-SEP-21
Time: 14:13:00Z
Regis#: N1401U
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: INDIAN TRAIL
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-44-180, N449PA: Incident occurred September 27, 2021 at Perry Municipal Airport (F22), Noble County, Oklahoma

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft left main strut broke on departure. 

Christiansen Aviation Inc


Date: 27-SEP-21
Time: 22:45:00Z
Regis#: N449PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PERRY
State: OKLAHOMA

Cessna 182E Skylane, N3293Y: Accident occurred September 26, 2021 at Harrison Farm Airport (TE91), Troup, Cherokee County, Texas

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; North Texas

Location: Troup, TX
Accident Number: CEN21LA458
Date & Time: September 26, 2021, 14:30 Local 
Registration: N3293Y
Aircraft: Cessna 182E 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3293Y
Model/Series: 182E
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.1446,95.1205 (est)

Cirrus SR22, N216FC: Accident occurred September 25, 2021 at Tucumcari Municipal Airport (KTCC), New Mexico

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; Albuquerque, New Mexico

F C Air LLC


Location: Tucumcari, NM
Accident Number: WPR21LA355
Date & Time: September 25, 2021, 13:50 Local
Registration: N216FC
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP
Registration: N216FC
Model/Series: SR22
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTCC,4039 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 16 knots, 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.182778,-103.60319 (est)