Friday, October 01, 2021

Maule MX-7-180A, N31876: Accident occurred September 25, 2021 at Elk River Airport (ID85), Clearwater 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; Spokane


Location: Elk River, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR21LA361
Date and Time: September 25, 2021, 14:09 Local
Registration: N31876
Aircraft: Maule MX-7-180A 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule
Registration: N31876
Model/Series: MX-7-180A 
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:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPUW,2551 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 39 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 9 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.787403,-116.16765 (est)

Hiller UH-12E, N5334V: Accident occurred September 23, 2021 in Bovill, Latah 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 Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane
Rolls Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana 


Location: Bovill, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR21LA354
Date and Time: September 23, 2021, 15:00 Local
Registration: N5334V
Aircraft: Hiller UH-12E
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On September 23, 2021, about 1500 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12E helicopter, N5334V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bovill, Idaho. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot reported that he had been applying dry fertilizer over trees as part of a timber company contract and had flown about 5.7 hours that day. As he was approaching the service truck to refill his bucket, about 40 ft above ground level and about 20 ft from the truck, the pilot experienced a “jolt” and suddenly the helicopter “dropped” to the sloping terrain below. The pilot stated he had no time to react and that the helicopter didn’t turn or yaw after the “jolt.” He did recall the torque gauge indicated between 85% and 90% during the accident sequence. The pilot further stated that everything on the helicopter had involuntarily shut down before he had exited. The witness that was manning the truck reported to the pilot didn’t hear anything abnormal. He also stated that the wind was light and variable at the time of the accident.

The helicopter impacted the ground and came to rest on its side. The cabin area and windshield structure were bent and distorted. The tailboom separated near the midsection and the main rotor blades were buckled in multiple areas.

The helicopter was recovered by the operator and secured at the operator’s facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hiller
Registration: N5334V
Model/Series: UH-12E
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPUW,2551 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 34 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bovill, ID
Destination: Bovill, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.840453,-116.2866 (est)

Piper PA-16 Clipper, N5656H: Accident occurred September 25, 2021 in Greensboro, Greene 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


Location: Greensboro, Georgia
Accident Number: ERA21LA392
Date and Time: September 25, 2021, 10:30 Local 
Registration: N5656H
Aircraft: Piper PA-16 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N5656H
Model/Series: PA-16 
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: KATL, 25 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 66 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 20000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Mount Olive, NC (W40) 
Destination: La Porte, TX (T41)

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: 33.575935,-83.182625 (est)

Piper PA-31-350, N3VM: Accident occurred September 26, 2021 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), 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; South Florida

Aztec Worldwide Airlines Inc


Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA048
Date and Time: September 26, 2021, 15:25 Local
Registration: N3VM
Aircraft: Piper PA-31-350
Injuries: 5 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3VM
Model/Series: PA-31-350 NO SERIES
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: FXE,14 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3300 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Treasure Cay, OF (MYAT) 
Destination: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 5 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.198581,-80.174066

Piper PA-28-181, N3524Q: Incident occurred September 24, 2021 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a bird on takeoff, returned to airport and damage was found to the wing. 

All Aircraft Training Inc


Date: 24-SEP-21
Time: 11:58:00Z
Regis#: N3524Q
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Zenith STOL CH 701, N701SA: Incident occurred September 24, 2021 in Bishop, Inyo County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 


Date: 24-SEP-21
Time: 07:01:00Z
Regis#: N701SA
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: CH701 STOL
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BISHOP
State: CALIFORNIA

Robinson R44 II, N3255H: Incident occurred September 24, 2021 in Prescott, Arizona

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

Rotorcraft made an emergency landing due to engine issues on a golf course. 

Alba Leasing Services LLC


Date: 24-SEP-21
Time: 15:25:00Z
Regis#: N3255H
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PRESCOTT
State: ARIZONA

Boeing 747-4B5F, N706CK: Incident occurred September 24, 2021 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (PANC), Anchorage, Alaska

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

Aircraft may have hit a stair stand while taxiing for departure and post flight inspection revealed damage on left wing. 

Kalitta Air


Date: 24-SEP-21
Time: 14:01:00Z
Regis#: N706CK
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 747
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: KALITTA AIR
Flight Number: CKS96
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N82448: Incident occurred September 23, 2021 in Cordova, Alaska

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

Aircraft crashed during landing on the beach when the wing struck brush.  

Fejes Guide Service Limited


Date: 23-SEP-21
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N82448
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: FEJES GUIDE SERVICE
City: CORDOVA
State: ALASKA

Just Aircraft Highlander, N419SD: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 at Byrd’s Backcountry Airstrip (51AR), Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas

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; Little Rock, Arkansas


Location: West Cobb, AR
Accident Number: CEN21LA471
Date & Time: September 29, 2021, 14:00 Local
Registration: N419SD
Aircraft: JUST AIRCRAFT LLC HIGHLANDER
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Air race/show

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JUST AIRCRAFT LLC 
Registration: N419SD
Model/Series: HIGHLANDER
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFYV,1259 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 29 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4400 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: West Cobb, AR 
Destination: West Cobb, AR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.677288,-93.732683 

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N5340Y: Incident occurred September 29, 2021 at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft landed and the gear collapsed.  


Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N5340Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: VAN NUYS
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 310Q, N310WC: Incident occurred September 29, 2021 at Danbury Municipal Airport (KDXR), Fairfield County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley, Connecticut

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 18:40:00Z
Regis#: N310WC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 310
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DANBURY
State: CONNECTICUT

Wittman W10 Tailwind, N68TW: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (KBKV), Hernando County, Florida

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA21LA385

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed.  


Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 14:26:00Z
Regis#: N68TW
Aircraft Make: WITTMAN
Aircraft Model: W10 TAILWIND
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BROOKSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N116SV: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 in Port Orange, Volusia 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; Orlando, Florida

TRNS Solutions LLC


Location: Port Orange, Florida
Accident Number: ERA21LA388
Date and Time: September 29, 2021, 14:06 Local 
Registration: N116SV
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On September 29, 2021, about 1406 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S, N116SV, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Port Orange, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The flight instructor stated that earlier that day the student pilot flew an uneventful 1-hour flight from Massey Ranch Airpark (X50), New Smyrna Beach, Florida to Gainesville Regional Airport, Gainesville, Florida (GNV) where an uneventful full-stop landing was performed. They then departed to return to X50 with an adequate supply of fuel and climbed to 3,500 ft mean sea level (msl), where the engine fuel to air ratio was leaned. While in contact with Daytona Beach Approach Control, the flight was cleared to descend to 2,500 ft msl, then to 1,600 ft msl. While descending with the power reduced to 1,900 rpm, he informed the student pilot that the airplane had descended 100 ft below the assigned altitude and the student replied, “we have no power.” The flight instructor took over the flight controls and applied full throttle, but the engine rpm did not change. He confirmed that the mixture control was in the full rich position and the fuel selector was still in the “both” position, where it had remained since the original takeoff. He simultaneously pitched the airplane for best glide speed (68 knots) and told the student pilot to complete the engine failure during flight checklist. As the student pilot performed the checklist, the flight instructor advised the controller that the engine had lost power and the controller advised of nearby airports, but due to the airplane’s altitude and distance from those airports he realized an off-airport landing would be necessary. The flight instructor located a field and performed a forced landing. After rolling a few feet the nose landing gear contacted “something” and the airplane nosed over.

According to the mechanic who maintained the airplane, 12 gallons of fuel were drained from one fuel tank and 20 gallons of fuel were drained from the other fuel tank after the accident; no contamination was noted. The wings and propeller were removed for recovery and the airplane was secured at the operator’s facility at X50 pending further examination of the airframe and engine. The memory card
from the airplane’s Garmin G1000 multi-function display was retained for read-out.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N116SV
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: KDAB,41 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4200 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Gainesville, FL (GNV) 
Destination: New Smyrna Beach, FL (X50)

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: 29.090806,-81.064167 


Hiller UH-12E, N430NR: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 in Millen, Jenkins 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

Rutland Flying Service Inc


Location: Millen, GA
Accident Number: ERA21LA386
Date & Time: September 29, 2021, 14:00 Local
Registration: N430NR
Aircraft: Hiller UH-12E 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On September 29, 2021, about 1400 eastern daylight time, a Hiller UH-12E helicopter, N430NR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Millen, Georgia. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot reported that he was enroute to his next jobsite at 800 ft above ground level and 70 kts airspeed when he heard a “pop” sound. The engine accelerated to a high RPM and the helicopter began to spin counter-clockwise at a high rate. The pilot reported that the cyclic stick would not move, pedal control inputs had no effect, and his collective control inputs were ineffective. The pilot continued his attempts to counteract the helicopter’s rotation as it descended into the ground.

The helicopter came to rest on its left side in a field. The impact sheared the right skid and the outer sections of the two main rotor blades separated. The main rotor head assembly with the remaining blade sections and one flybar paddle assembly attached sheared and came to rest approximately 45 yards aft of the fuselage. The second flybar paddle was separated from the main rotor head assembly and came to rest approximately 90 yards and at 45°from the fuselage. The tail rotor remained attached with one blade sheared approximately 8 inches from the hub.

The helicopter was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hiller
Registration: N430NR
Model/Series: UH-12E
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: TBR,187 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Metter, GA
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 32.615,-82.002222

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, N11HX: Incident occurred September 29, 2021 at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (KAZO), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft tail wheel collapsed on landing. 

Aero Techniques Inc


Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 23:35:00Z
Regis#: N11HX
Aircraft Make: PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KALAMAZOO
State: MICHIGAN

Beech A36 Bonanza, N3663Q: Incident occurred September 29, 2021 in Evart, Osceola County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft made emergency landing on a highway due to engine issues. 

H2 Aviation LLC


Date: 29-SEP-21
Time: 16:36:00Z
Regis#: N3663Q
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: EVART
State: MICHIGAN

Piper PA-32-260, N130GH: Accident occurred September 29, 2021 in Hancock, Stevens County, Minnesota

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

Brad Influence LLP


Location: Hancock, MN
Accident Number: CEN21LA461
Date & Time: September 29, 2021, 11:30 Local
Registration: N130GH
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-260
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N130GH
Model/Series: PA-32-260
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:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.4967,95.7967 (est)

Robinson R44 II, N74706: Accident occurred September 30, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona

Alba Leasing Services LLC


Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: WPR21LA359
Date & Time: September 30, 2021, 09:00 Local
Registration: N74706
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R44 II
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Registration: N74706
Model/Series: R44 II 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: KDVT,1455 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Scottsdale, AZ (SDL)
Destination: Scottsdale, AZ (SDL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.756482,-112.03545

Mooney M20K, N5779R: Incident occurred September 30, 2021 in Limon, Lincoln County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made emergency landing in a pasture.  


Date: 30-SEP-21
Time: 16:18:00Z
Regis#: N5779R
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LIMON
State: COLORADO

Stolp SA-900 V-Star, N675MM: Accident occurred September 30, 2021 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana

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; Indianapolis, Indiana


Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN21LA469
Date and Time: September 30, 2021, 17:00 Local
Registration: N675MM
Aircraft: MEUER MARK SA900 V STAR 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MEUER MARK
Registration: N675MM
Model/Series: SA900 V STAR 
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 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.4864,86.1336

Robinson R22, N412TL and Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N2868H: Fatal accident occurred October 01, 2021 near Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa County, Arizona

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; Scottsdale, Arizona
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Phoenix, Arizona 
Robinson Helicopter Company; Torrance, California

Delta Leasing Inc 
Quantum Helicopters

Flight Operations Academy LLC 


Location: Chandler, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22FA001
Date and Time: October 1, 2021, 07:40 Local 
Registration: N412TL (A1); N2868H (A2)
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R22 (A1); Piper PA-28-181 (A2) 
Injuries: 2 Fatal (A1); 2 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under:
Part 91: General aviation - Instructional (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Instructional (A2)

On October 1, 2021, about 0740 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N2868H, and a Robinson R22 helicopter, N412TL, were involved in a midair collision near Chandler, Arizona. The airplane sustained minor damage and the helicopter was destroyed. The flight instructor and student pilot of N2868H, were not injured. The flight instructor and student pilot of N412TL, were fatally injured. Both aircraft were operated as Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flights.

Both aircraft were in parallel traffic patterns at Chandler Municipal Airport (CHD), and a review of recorded communications revealed that both aircraft were in contact with air traffic control tower personnel. The airplane was operating in a closed right traffic pattern for runway 4R and had been cleared to land. The helicopter was operating in a closed right traffic pattern for Taxiway C and had been “cleared for the option.” Shortly after the airplane turned final for Runway 4R, the airplane flight instructor radioed the tower and reported that they felt and heard a loud bang. The flight instructor believed they might have struck birds, advised the tower, and declared an emergency. He requested that tower look at the landing gear. Tower personnel confirmed they had 3 landing gear extended and again cleared them to land.

During the landing flare, the flight instructor noticed the left wing continued to descend. He utilized aileron inputs to keep the wing up. After the airplane touched down, it veered left and exited the runway before it came to rest in the infield between runway 04R and 04L.

During the same timeframe, witnesses reported a downed helicopter in the vicinity of the Chandler Airport. Shortly after, first responders identified the wreckage of N412TL. The helicopter impacted terrain about .5 mile southwest of the approach end of runway 04R. A postcrash fire ensued.

Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) showed that the accident aircraft were operating in VFR traffic patterns at CHD. Both aircraft appeared to be on a base to final turn with the airplane making an approach to runway 04R and the helicopter making an approach to taxiway C (parallel to and to the right of runway 04R). The
data showed both aircrafts’ flight paths intersected about 0740:15 at an altitude of about 1,400 ft mean sea level (msl) as seen in figure 1.

Both aircraft were recovered and secured in a storage facility pending further examination.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Registration: N412TL
Model/Series: R22
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N2868H
Model/Series: PA-28-181 
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: KCHD,1243 ft msl
Observation Time: 06:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 33.269096,-111.81112 (est)

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.269096,-111.81112 (est)

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.

Michael Papendick captured with daughter.


CHANDLER, Arizona — There are many unknowns surrounding the mid-air collision between a plane and a helicopter in Chandler, which took the lives of two people. The family of 34-year-old Mike Papendick wants people to know about their loving husband and father.

Papendick leaves behind his wife Becca and their 11-month-old daughter Aubrey.

"I just wanna know what happened during his last few moments," says Becca Papendick, Mike's wife.

The family recently moved back to Phoenix to start a new chapter of their life together. Mike just got out of the Navy after serving for seven years. He had hoped to turn his passion for flying, into a career.

"He wanted to fly for the police or EMS and then do some tours in Hawaii and all that fun stuff. He had the adrenaline of being in the sky," says Papendick.

Mike began the Quantum Helicopters flight school program at the end of August. Since then, Becca says he had gone up several times with an instructor. There are many unknowns, though, as to what went wrong Friday morning.

"From what I understand, he was about to land. They, he and Jess, were about to land. They were almost done with their flight," says Papendick.

Mike and the instructor passed away after Chandler Fire officials say a fixed-wing plane collided with their helicopter. The plane landed safely near the runway at Chandler Airport; the helicopter crashed and caught fire.

"I was not expecting to wake up to this news today. I didn't know, I didn't know this morning was going to be how it was. I didn't know I would be saying bye," says Papendick.

Becca is now leaning on her family for support. They are standing by her side, hurting just as much.

"She's going through a unique set of challenges; most people never go through in their entire lives," says Rachel Lima, Becca's sister.

Her sister Rachel has started an online fundraiser as a way to help during this sudden and unexpected time.

She is also trying to lift Becca's spirits, pointing out the beautiful moments they have shared, like the first time they met.

"We were pen-pals, but we were coworkers at first. He saw me at massage school but I didn't see him, like we were in the lunchroom and he had recognized me and then when I had my interview at Massage Envy, he was like 'there she is; there she is,'" says Becca.

They have been together ever since, nearly 5 years. They have built a family together with almost one-year-old Aubrey.

Now, Becca is holding onto that as they move forward with Mike in their hearts.

The crash investigation is still in the early stages.


Jessica Brandal, CFII
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CHANDLER, Arizona — Authorities have identified the two people killed last week when a helicopter collided midair with a single-engine airplane outside a suburban Phoenix airport.

The Chandler Police Department said Thursday that 34-year-old Michael Papendick and 27-year-old Jessica Brandal died at the scene by Chandler Municipal Airport last Friday.

Police are not releasing the names of the two people who were on the plane, but neither was injured at the scene near McQueen and Queen Creek roads.

The Chandler Fire Department received reports of a fire in a brush field next to the airport that morning. Crews discovered the helicopter’s burning wreckage and were able to put the fire out quickly.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the incident.

The chopper was operated by Quantum Helicopters and the plane by Flight Operations Academy. Both are flight schools, according to police. The owner of Flight Operations Academy had said a flight instructor and student were in the plane.

Chandler Municipal Airport is considered one of the nation’s 50 busiest general aviation airports with more than 200,000 flight operations a year, according to the East Valley city’s tourism office.




Boeing-Stearman E75 Kaydet, N1654M: Accident occurred September 30, 2021 in Nicholson, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA21LA391 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aircraft experienced engine failure and crashed into trees while attempting to land. 

Wallis Aircraft Inc


Date: 30 Sept-21
Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N1654M
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: E75
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NICHOLSON
State: PENNSYLVANIA