Thursday, October 07, 2021

Richardson-75, N518UR: Accident occurred October 03, 2021 in Albuquerque, 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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Accident Number: WPR22LA010
Date & Time: October 5, 2021, 09:00 Local 
Registration: N518UR
Aircraft: RICHARDSON ANDREW P RICHARDSON-75
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RICHARDSON ANDREW P 
Registration: N518UR
Model/Series: RICHARDSON-75
Aircraft Category: Balloon
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:
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: None
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM
Destination: Albuquerque, NM

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.19211,-106.61874 (est)

Robinson R66 Turbine, N266RK: Accident occurred October 05, 2021 in Delta, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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; St. Louis, Missouri

Thompson Flying Service LLC


Location: Delta, MO
Accident Number: CEN22LA006
Date & Time: October 5, 2021, 14:21 Local 
Registration: N266RK
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO R66 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER CO
Registration: N266RK
Model/Series: R66
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: KCGI,352 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
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: 37.206,-89.74571 (est)




















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ROTORCRAFT:   2014 Robinson R66 N266RK,  s/n: 0563

Current Total Time/Hobbs:  1,935

Last Annual Inspection:  August 12, 2021                                      

ENGINE:    Rolls Royce 250-C300/A1, s/n: RRE-200570             

Current Total Time:  1,935

Last Annual Inspection:  August 12, 2021                                     

EQUIPMENT:   Avionics removed and stored inside.
Garmin GMA 350H
Garmin GTR 225B
Garmin GPS 400A
Garmin GTX 330ES
Garmin GTN 750
Garmin PFD 1000H
Garmin MFD 500H

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:   On October 05, 2021, N266RK hit power lines while on an aerial application flight in Delta, Missouri

DAMAGE:  The aircraft sustained substantial damage throughout as exhibited in the attached photos.

LOCATION OF ROTORCRAFT:    Rotorcraft Outside at AMF Aviation, LLC Springfield-Robertson County Airport, TN (M91)

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Beechcraft 95-B55 Baron, N55JX: Accident occurred October 04, 2021 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: GAA22WA004 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards International Field Office Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas

Aircraft made emergency landing on a highway and caught on fire. 

DLS Holdings Inc


Date: 04-OCT-21
Time: 19:23:00Z
Regis#: N55JX
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MONTERREY
State: NUEVO LEON
Country: MEXICO

Piper J3C-65, N3453K: Accident occurred October 04, 2021 at Garberville Airport (O16), Humboldt County, California

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; Oakland, California


Location: Garberville, CA
Accident Number: WPR22LA008
Date & Time: October 4, 2021, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N3453K
Aircraft: Piper J3C-65 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 4, 2021, about 1200 Pacific daylight time, a Piper J3C-65, N3453K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Garberville, California. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the right. He applied power to abort the landing; however, the airplane did not have enough airspeed, exited the right side of the runway and impacted an unoccupied parked airplane.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing and both wing lift struts were substantially damaged. The examination also showed that the airplane’s tailwheel would only rotate in one direction.

The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N3453K
Model/Series: J3C-65
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: KFOT,391 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 32 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Garberville, CA 
Destination: Garberville, CA

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: 40.085433,-123.81414 (est)

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N78604: Incident occurred October 06, 2021 at Williston Municipal Airport (X60), Levy County, Florida

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

Aircraft went into the trees for unknown reasons on approach to runway.  

Ocala Aviation Services Inc


Date: 06-OCT-21
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N78604
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: WILLISTON
State: FLORIDA

Gulfstream GV, N820MS: Incident occurred October 06, 2021 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft was taxiing to hangar and clipped a United States mail pop up tent damaging right wing. 

Koloa Aviation LLC


Date: 06-OCT-21
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N820MS
Aircraft Make: GULFSTREAM
Aircraft Model: G-V
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: HONOLULU
State: HAWAII

Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III, N373SP: Accident occurred October 06, 2021 near Louisiana Regional Airport (KREG), Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Rolls-Royce; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Gatineau
Bell; Fort Worth, Texas

Louisiana State Police
Louisiana Department of Public Safety


Location: Gonzales, LA
Accident Number: CEN22LA009
Date & Time: October 6, 2021, 14:15 Local
Registration: N373SP
Aircraft: Bell 206B 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Public aircraft

On October 6, 2021, about 1415 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N373SP, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Gonzales, Louisiana. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a public aircraft flight.

The pilot of the Louisiana State Police Air Support Unit helicopter reported that while on the downwind leg to land to runway 35 at the Louisiana Regional Airport (REG), Gonzales, Louisiana, he completed the before landing checks. The pilot then reduced the power and began to slow the helicopter to about 60 knots. After completing the base leg, he maneuvered the helicopter for final while at 400 ft agl. The pilot applied a small amount of power to sustain the desired approach angle. While at 40 knots and 175 ft agl, the helicopter started to yaw to the right. The pilot applied left pedal and the helicopter continued to yaw to the right.

The pilot observed the trim indicator and confirmed that the helicopter was in trim, however he still had to apply left pedal. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter “aggressively” yawed to the right. The pilot applied forward cyclic input and the helicopter rolled to the left while it continued to rotate “very aggressively” to the right. The pilot attempted to regain control using cyclic input, however he was unable. The pilot decreased the throttle to idle, the helicopter began to settle, and he applied collective input to cushion the landing. The helicopter came to rest partially upright on the grass, with the skids split, about 200 ft short of the approach end of the runway. The pilot performed an emergency shutdown and was able to egress from the helicopter without further incident.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system, the fuselage, the tailboom, and the tail rotor system. The wreckage was recovered for a future examination of the airframe and engine.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N373SP
Model/Series: 206B
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KREG,15 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 4300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Baton Rouge, LA (BTR)
Destination: Gonzales, LA

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: 30.164095,-90.939111 (est)

Maule M-7-235C Super Rocket, N812RR: Incident occurred October 06, 2021 at Brookhaven Airport (KHWV), Shirley, Suffolk County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 06-OCT-21
Time: 19:06:00Z
Regis#: N812RR
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: M7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHIRLEY
State: NEW YORK

Bell 429 GlobalRanger, N505TJ: Accident occurred October 06, 2021 near Genesee County Airport (KGVQ), Batavia, Genesee County, New York

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; Rochester, New York
Location: Batavia, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA007
Date and Time: October 6, 2021, 21:16 Local
Registration: N505TJ
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA 429
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA
Registration: N505TJ
Model/Series: 429 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: ROC,539 ft msl 
Observation Time: 20:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 2100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.033073,-78.169629 (est)

Sea and Sky Krucker Cygnet, N38AT: Fatal accident occurred October 06, 2021 in Point Venture, Travis 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; San Antonio, Texas


Location: Point Venture, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA008
Date and Time: October 6, 2021, 19:09 Local 
Registration: N38AT
Aircraft: SEA and SKY INC KRUCKER CYGNET 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 6, 2021, about 1909 central daylight time, a weight-shift control Sea and Sky Cygnet, N38AT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Point Venture, Texas. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Witnesses reported they observed the aircraft flying low over the lake when it pitched up steeply. Suddenly the nose dropped, and the aircraft descended rapidly. It impacted the water in a nose low attitude and sank about 35 ft. The airframe structure sustained substantial damage.

The aircraft was recovered from the water and moved to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SEA and SKY INC
Registration: N38AT
Model/Series: KRUCKER CYGNET 
Aircraft Category: Weight-shift
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRYW,1230 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Point Venture, TX
Destination: Point Venture, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 30.3746,98.006 (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. 

LAKE TRAVIS, Texas — A man is dead after an aircraft he was flying crashed on Lake Travis Wednesday night. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Thursday identified the man as Don Sumner, 58.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday the crash happened south of Point Venture just after 7 p.m. DPS said troopers responded as well.

It was determined the aircraft lost power and crashed into the water. DPS said Sumner, who is from Lakeway, was rescued by boaters and brought on shore.

He was flown to a local hospital by STAR Flight and later pronounced dead.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted, according to DPS, which said the aircraft was a weight-shift control Sea and Sky Cygnet.