Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Cessna 560XL Citation Excel, N328PF: Incident occurred October 18, 2021 near Reno/Tahoe International Airport (KRNO), Washoe County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aircraft struck bird on 6 mile final causing slight damage to leading edge of right wing. 

CRFL Express LLC


Date: 18-OCT-21
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N328PF
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: CITATION
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: RENO
State: NEVADA

Robinson R44 Raven II, N7530E: Incident occurred October 18, 2021 in Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Rotorcraft made emergency landing in field due to engine issues. 

Movie Choppers of Louisiana LLC


Date: 18-OCT-21
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N7530E
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMER
State: LOUISIANA

Beechcraft 200 Super King Air, N996LM: Accident occurred October 18, 2021 at Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (KLRO), Charleston County, South Carolina

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ERA22LA019 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

Aircraft right wing struck a fuel truck while taxiing. 

Lowcountry Aviation Co Brokerage LLC


Date: 18-OCT-21
Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N996LM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: SUPER KING AIR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: MOUNT PLEASANT
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Jabiru J230-SP, N728J: Accident occurred October 19 and Incident occurred October 18, 2021 in Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

https://registry.faa.gov/N728J

October 19, 2021:
Aircraft doing practice high speed taxi runs to evaluate a takeoff area on a gravel road, lost control and struck a state trooper car. 

Date: 19-OCT-21
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N728J
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J230
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: BOONES MILL
State: VIRGINIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

October 18, 2021:  Aircraft made emergency landing in field due to problems switching fuel tanks. 


Date: 18-OCT-21
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N728J
Aircraft Make: JABIRU
Aircraft Model: J230-SP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: BOONES MILL
State: VIRGINIA

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021


BOONES MILL, Virginia - No one was hurt in an incident involving a small plane and a Virginia State Police car.

State Police say the pilot of a small plane wasn’t able to switch fuel tanks during flight and made an emergency landing Monday evening on Apple Road in Franklin County. That’s in the Boones Mill area. The pilot stayed with the plane overnight and fixed the fuel issue, but did not attempt a takeoff Monday night because of darkness.

Late Tuesday morning, the pilot practiced a dry takeoff run to see if the plane could get fast enough to lift off, according to police. As he slowed the plane after the test run, he couldn’t get the plane stopped in time because of a gravel road, and hit a parked Virginia State Police car with the left wing of the plane.

No one was in the car at the time.

Eurocopter AS350 B3, N544AM: Accident October 16, 2021 in Tucson, 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

Air Methods Corporation


Location: Tucson, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22LA018
Date and Time: October 16, 2021, 13:00 Local
Registration: N544AM
Aircraft: Eurocopter AS 350 B3 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled - Air Medical (Medical emergency)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Eurocopter 
Registration: N544AM
Model/Series: AS 350 B3 Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: QMLA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDMA,2704 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:58 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Nogales, AZ (N/A)
Destination: Tucson, AZ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.251697,-110.87932 (est)

Glasair RG, N10QL: Incident occurred October 17, 2021 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft gear would not extend, aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 17-OCT-21
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N10QL
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: GLASAIR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 150L, N241RR: Incident occurred October 18, 2021 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft struck antelope on landing.  


Date: 18-OCT-21
Time: 04:30:00Z
Regis#: N241RR
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-44-180, N583ND: Accident occurred October 13, 2021 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida

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

Aircraft struck bird damaging left wing. 

Christiansen Aviation Inc


Date: 13-OCT-21
Time: 15:12:00Z
Regis#: N583ND
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: SEMINOLE
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Beech B300 Super King Air 350, N873UP: Incidents occurred November 25, 2021 and October 16, 2021

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

November 25, 2021:  Aircraft landed and post flight inspection revealed an engine cowling panel was missing at Republic Airport (KFRG), Farmingdale, New York.  


Date: 25-NOV-21
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N873UP
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: B300
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Aircraft Operator: GAMA AVIATION
Flight Number: GAJ873
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

October 16, 2021:  Aircraft struck tail of parked aircraft N504AB while taxiing at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (KSAV), Chatham County, Georgia.


Date: 16-OCT-21
Time: 23:19:00Z
Regis#: N873UP
Aircraft Make: BEECHCRAFT
Aircraft Model: SUPER KING AIR
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FERRY
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739ZG: Incident occurred October 16, 2021 at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM), Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minnesota

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

Aircraft struck runway light on landing. 

R & R Aero Services LLC


Date: 16-OCT-21
Time: 23:35:00Z
Regis#: N739ZG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Cessna 182Q Skylane, N759AC: Accident occurred October 15, 2021 on Fire Island, Suffolk 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; Farmingdale, New York

2 BA Pilot NYC Corp


Location: Fire Island, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA017
Date and Time: October 15, 2021, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N759AC
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Injuries: 3 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On October 15, 2021, about 1500 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, N759AC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fire Island, New York. The pilot and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the pilot, he was conducting an “introductory” flight for the two passengers around Long Island, New York. He stated that he was flying in cruise flight about 1,200 ft mean sea level when the engine started to lose power. He checked the fuel selector to confirm it was in the “both” position and verified that the mixture control was full forward, but the engine experienced a total loss of power. He tried to restart the engine two times and was unsuccessful and then attempted to land on a beach near Fire Island National Seashore. The pilot further stated that he made a normal landing on the beach; however, during the roll, the airplane contacted a hump in the sand, which caused the nose landing gear to collapse and the propeller and right wing to contact the ground.

Postaccident examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the right wing was creased, and the front and rear wing spars were bent.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N759AC
Model/Series: 182Q
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: KISP,84 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.646052,-73.143694 (est)




Piper PA-32R-301T, N83615: Incident occurred October 16, 2021 at University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport (KOUN), Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

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

Aircraft landed gear up due to loss of electrical system. 

DatchCorr LLC


Date: 16-OCT-21
Time: 21:44:00Z
Regis#: N83615
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: CHEROKEE SIX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NORMAN
State: OKLAHOMA

AutoGyro Cavalon, N419LB: Fatal accident occurred October 18, 2021 in Stroud, Oklahoma

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; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Rotax Aircraft Engines; Vernon, BC, Canada


Location: Stroud, OK 
Accident Number: CEN22FA016
Date and Time: October 18, 2021, 15:34 Local
Registration: N419LB
Aircraft: AutoGyro Cavalon
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 18, 2021, about 1534 central daylight time, an AutoGyro Cavalon gyroplane, N419LB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Stroud, Oklahoma. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyroplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A witness reported that he observed the gyroplane on a 300-ft, private, upsloping field. The pilot added full power to the engine and the gyroplane started its takeoff roll toward the north. However, it never lifted off of the ground and impacted a barbed wire fence at the end of the field. The pilot was ejected from the gyroplane, and the gyroplane came to rest upright. The gyroplane sustained substantial damage to the rotor assembly and vertical stabilizer.

The nearest weather reporting station was about 7 miles northwest of the accident site. At the time of the accident, wind was reported from 140° at 14 gusting to 18 knots.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AutoGyro
Registration: N419LB
Model/Series: Cavalon
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KCQB,984 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots / 18 knots, 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 7 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Stroud, OK
Destination: Stroud, OK

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: 35.881312,-96.657354 

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.

Piper PA-28-181 Archer TX, N820ND: Fatal accident occurred October 18, 2021 in Buxton, Traill County, North Dakota

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; Fargo, North Dakota
University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, North Dakota
Piper Aircraft Inc; Vero Beach, Florida
Lycoming; Williamsport, Pennsylvania

University of North Dakota


Location: Buxton, North Dakota 
Accident Number: CEN22FA017
Date and Time: October 18, 2021, 19:24 Local
Registration: N820ND
Aircraft: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC PA-28-181 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On October 18, 2021, about 1924 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-181 airplane, N820ND, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Buxton, North Dakota. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to preliminary air traffic control (ATC) data, the airplane departed the Grand Forks International Airport (GFK), Grand Forks, North Dakota, about 1900, for a night, solo crosscountry flight to Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, North Dakota. The airplane departed runway 17L, climbed to about 3,700 ft mean sea level, and continued south toward FAR. About 30 miles from GFK, the data showed the airplane turned left about 180° and began a rapid descent. ATC data was lost about 1924. Based on an estimate of the last known flight track position, the airplane was located by local law enforcement about 2040.

The airplane wreckage was located in a plowed, soft, dirt field, and distributed on a measured magnetic heading of about 300°. The initial impact point in the field, which was consistent with both wings, the landing gear, and fuselage, was located about 25 ft from the main wreckage. The initial impact contained the two-blade propeller and propeller hub, and several separated sections of the forward, lower fuselage. Fragmented sections of the engine cowling, upper cockpit and windscreen structure, plexiglass, and avionics were found in the debris forward of the main wreckage. Both wing leading edges were crushed aft to the flaps and ailerons. The forward fuselage was crushed aft to the rear cabin bulkhead. The airplane damage was consistent with a high angle and high energy impact with terrain.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER AIRCRAFT INC 
Registration: N820ND
Model/Series: PA-28-181 
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: NightDark
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGFK,832 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.67 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Grand Forks, ND (GFK)
Destination: Fargo, ND (FAR)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.568545,-97.032507 (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.


John A Hauser
JULY 9, 2002 – OCTOBER 18, 2021
~

John Alan Hauser of Chicago passed away on October 18, 2021 after 19 years of a joy- and love-filled life. John attended St. Benedict’s Elementary School, where his loud imitations of police sirens filled the courtyard during recess and startled the teachers. He played on the school basketball teams during the winters and on Welles Park baseball teams during the summers. He then attended Northside College Prep High School, where he played in the band and was listed on the honor roll. It was during this time that he developed his passion for rowing and joined the Chicago Rowing Foundation team, where he made many close friends. His senior year, he was elected co-captain; he and his crewmembers won the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Tennessee and earned a place as one of the best rowing teams in the nation. His teammates enjoyed his competitiveness lightened with pranks and a sense of humor. Perfecting his imitation of his coach’s Australian accent was a goal that made long regatta bus rides pass by more quickly. For his hobbies, he transitioned from playing piano to playing poker. After graduating from high school, he pursued his second passion, a love of flying, by majoring in commercial aviation at the University of North Dakota, where he also enjoyed the camaraderie of his Delta Tau Delta fraternity brothers.

John lived with integrity and was fearless in speaking out about what mattered to him. He made friends easily and then was steadfastly loyal to them, demonstrating his love through actions as well as words. Hard work came naturally to him at a young age, and neighbors will recall the early morning rhythmic scraping of his snow shovel moving slowly up and down the block. Later, he moved on to jobs such as umpiring, delivering food, scooping ice cream, and finally working as a health aid. In between school, work, and flying, he found time to enjoy long road trips with his friends or family to National Parks.

John is survived by his mother Anne Suh, his father Alan Hauser, his sister Grace Hauser, and his grandmother Ruth Suh. He is also survived by beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, and his girlfriend Emma. John is preceded in death by his grandparents Irene and Sylvester Hauser and John T. Suh. Visitation will be at the Drake & Son Funeral Home (5303 N Western Ave, Chicago) on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Benedict’s Church (2215 W Irving Park Road, Chicago). 

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John A. Hauser Mental Health in Aviation Initiative (https://undalumni.org/JohnsFund).

John Hauser
~


BUXTON, North Dakota -- The University of North Dakota's aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash.

The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota, according to the Highway Patrol. The Grand Forks-based school identified the victim as 19-year-old John Hauser, a student majoring in commercial aviation from Chicago.

Hauser, a sophomore, was pronounced dead at the scene.

UND flight instructor Andrew Fox told the Star Tribune that he met Hauser at the Grand Forks airport and "signed him off that night for a solo flight. He was building (training) time."

Fox said Hauser, who was a licensed pilot, was going to arrive at the Fargo airport, "do a couple landings and come back to Grand Forks."

The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane that crashed was a Piper PA-28-180.

Robert Kraus, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, ordered a "safety stand down," halting all flight activity Tuesday.

"Out of respect for the family we stress that you should not speculate about this event and let the investigation takes its course," Kraus said in an email to students and school officials.

University officials said counseling services are being offered to students.

"The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all," UND President Andrew Armacost said in a statement.

University spokesman David Dodds said flight activities were being halted so the school could review safety protocols, but also out of respect for the victim and to provide counseling to fellow students.

UND's aviation school is one of the largest such programs in the country, with more than 1,800 students and 500 faculty members.

The fatal crash was the first involving a UND airplane since 2007, when a student and flight instructor were killed in central Minnesota after their aircraft collided with geese, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

In 2000, an aviation student died when he crashed a UND-owned twin-engine plane in Rapid City, South Dakota, and authorities suspected he had taken his own life. The student had been charged with his second drunken-driving offense a day earlier - a charge that would have made it difficult for him to get a flying job.

In 1995, two UND students died in a plane crash in Wisconsin. That flight, which was not school-sanctioned, involved UND aviation students and a friend in a rented plane.






A statement from University of North Dakota President Andy Armacost reads as follows:

"The University of North Dakota community is deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Hauser, a student majoring in Commercial Aviation from Chicago, Illinois. We extend our heartfelt condolences to John’s family, friends, classmates, and fraternity brothers. They are all in our thoughts and prayers. The loss of a member of our UND community affects us all. The University is here to offer support to students who would like counseling assistance. University Counseling Center staff members are available for crisis sessions any time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. In addition, representatives from the Counseling Center will be available in Ryan Hall, room 207, for the remainder of this week for anyone who would like to talk with them. Please call 701-777-2127 to schedule an appointment. University Counseling Center will accommodate students’ needs for service on a case by case need. After hours, 24/7 First Link support is available and can be reached by dialing 211 or calling 701-235-7335. Faculty and staff can also consult UND’s Employee Assistance Program, thevillagefamily.org or 1-800-627-8220 as needed. This is a tragic time for John’s family and his friends. We must take the time to remember his impact on our campus community and to come together to support one another."

Rockwell Commander 112B, N112LS: Fatal accident occurred October 17, 2021 in Three Points, Pima 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 Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Location: Three Points, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22FA012
Date and Time: October 17, 2021, 14:02 Local
Registration: N112LS
Aircraft: Rockwell 112 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 17, 2021, about 1402 mountain standard time, a Rockwell International, 112B airplane, N112LS, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Three Points, Arizona. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Recorded Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) showed that the airplane departed from runway 24L at Ryan Field (RYN), Tucson, Arizona, about 1339, ascended to 4,500 ft mean sea level (msl) and traveled southwest for about 5 minutes before conducting multiple 180 degree turns over a road. The data showed the airplane
continue to the southwest before making a wide right turn followed by a left turn. The data showed 2 lazy-eight type maneuvers before heading southwest. The data showed that the airplane’s airspeed slowed to about 50 mph and entered a descending left turn. The airplane continued in a descending left turn until ADS-B contact was lost at 1402, at an altitude of 3,250 ft msl (250 ft agl).

Concerned friends of the pilot contacted local authorities after the airplane was overdue at its planned destination. The airplane wreckage was found later that evening by local law enforcement.

A friend of the pilot reported that the pilot was preparing for an upcoming biannual flight review scheduled for the following week.

A postaccident examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted terrain in a flat, wings level attitude. The airplane remained mostly intact but was consumed by postimpact fire. Broken plexiglass surrounded the main wreckage. All the airplane’s flight controls were found at the accident site and flight control cable continuity was established to the cabin area.

The airplane was relocated to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rockwell
Registration: N112LS
Model/Series: 112 B
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: KRYN,2418 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:58 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: (RYN)
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.913075,-111.42966 (est)

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Dr. Tim Krone


The pilot who died in a plane crash west of Green Valley on Sunday has been identified as a local veterinarian, but in every aspect of his life Dr. Timothy Krone was much more.

Krone was the lone occupant of a Rockwell Commander 112B that crashed about 2 p.m., 20 miles southwest of Ryan Airfield, where the flight originated. He was 44.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and a report is expected in the next two weeks.

The fixed-wing, four-seater was built in 1976 and was registered to Krone, according to FAA documents. According to two flight-tracking websites, the plane left Ryan Airfield west of Tucson at 1:39 p.m. Sunday and was last seen 23 minutes later. The wreckage was found southeast of Kitt Peak, about 25 miles west of Green Valley.

‘A huge shock’

Krone joined the Animal Care Center of Green Valley in 2016 as a relief doctor and became a permanent member of the staff in May 2020.

“He meant the world to our practice,” said Otto Siegler, Animal Care Center’s practice manager.

Siegler said most of their vet techs studied under Krone, who was program director for the Veterinary Technology program at Pima Community College from 2011-20.

“He continued to be a mentor to people here every day,” Siegler said Thursday.

The Animal Care Center closed Monday and Tuesday, and on Wednesday sent an email to clients.

“This has been a huge shock to all of us,” it read in part. “Dr. Krone was our colleague and friend as well as an important member of our Veterinary Community. We will all miss him far more than words could ever express.”

Amber Nix, shelter manager at the Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary in Tucson, called Krone “one in a million.”

“He was compassionate, he was good with all our staff and all our volunteers,” she said. “Nobody was beneath Dr. Krone.”

Krone worked there once a week since January 2020, and successfully integrated cats with medical challenges into the general cat population who may have been euthanized in other shelters, she said. He also trained staff, interns and externs.

“He was just a really big part of what we did here at Hermitage,” Nix said.

Krone devoted himself to animals and those who wanted to work with them, volunteering, training and caring throughout Southern Arizona.

Krone wrote in a biography on the Animal Care Center website that he became interested in veterinary medicine from an uncle who had a practice in Ohio.

“I stayed focused on the path to becoming a veterinarian. I have a curiosity and passion for learning about our world and am humbled by how domestic animals let us share in theirs and respond to our medical care,” he wrote.

Krone grew up in Detroit and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He then completed a yearlong internship in 2002 at Washington State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Not coming home

Kathy Hagen looks around the Tucson home she shared with Krone and sees memories everywhere — from the earthworms he used in gardening and composting to nearly two-dozen orchids he grew. They were together 16 years after meeting on the job at a Tucson emergency animal center.

“It’s been rough,” said Hagen, who lost her mother last month. “I luckily have really good friends and I have my family, and Tim’s family is treating me very well. But it’s been different not having him come home every day like he’s supposed to.”

She ticks off a list of what made Krone special, right down to acting as a stepdad for her children. It makes her smile.

”He was kind, he was caring, he was giving. He was selfless. He would do anything for anybody above anything for himself,” she said. “His favorite saying was he didn’t know those two letters — N-O.”

That commitment to others was born out in page after page of grateful social media posts that Hagen said she is clinging to as she deals with the loss.

“I’m overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring, of just the words and the kindness and everything that’s coming from people, many that I don’t know,” she said.

She said she was told by the Pima County Office of Medical Examiner on Thursday that Krone had been positively identified through dental records. She said he had no medical issues.

”We’ll wait and see,” she said of a cause. “I just know he’s not here.”

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Gregory Hess confirmed the finding Friday to the Green Valley News.

Hagen said Krone was out flying Sunday preparing for annual flight proficiency testing he was to undergo on Tuesday.

“He got a lot out of life. He didn’t sit still very long,” she said.

She said Sunday was typically their one day together, “until that one Sunday. But it was doing what he loved, and I just hope it was painless and without fear for him.”

”He is flying high now and he was a Christian, so I know he is in heaven.”


Dr. Timothy M. Krone


TUCSON - A local veterinarian was identified as the pilot who died in a plane crash on Sunday.

At the Hermitage Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, Dr. Timothy Krone worked part-time to help several kittens get ready for their forever homes.

Krone was the one who made it possible by spaying and neutering the felines.

Just before newly named "Krone" was brought to the shelter, someone had made a sizeable donation to benefit diabetic cats.

"We just felt that was Dr. Krone sending us a message with this cat and looking at him and what a big studly cat he was, we just said, 'You know what? This is him, telling us it will be okay," Vet surgical tech Tiffany Naylor said. "And so we just decided we needed to name a cat after him."

Naylor worked along side Krone every Wednesday when he came in for surgeries.

He not only spayed and neutered cats, he did dental work, eye surgeries and mentored vet students.

"He's amazing. He is one of the most patient people I've ever known in my life,"  Naylor said. "He was always willing to teach, he loved what he did. You could tell the passion he had for being a veterinarian."

A bundle of kittens brought a bundle of joy to Dr. Krone.

"He cared about the kitties so much," Korina Levine of Hermitage Cat Shelter &  Sanctuary said. "He cared about the patients, and he was just an amazing human being."

Outside the Hermitage Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, the recently built pergola by an Eagle Scout Troop 2020 will soon be named in memory of Krone.

"His loss is going to be really tough because he is one of those veterinarians that is truly irreplaceable," Levine said.

Krone may be gone, but what he did for this community and this shelter will live on forever.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the family of Krones. To donate, click here.

Team Mini-Max Hi-MAX 1400Z, N668CL: Accident occurred October 16, 2021 at Benton Airport (PA40), Columbia County, Pennsylvania

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:
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Location: Benton, PA 
Accident Number: ERA22LA018
Date and Time: October 16, 2021, 08:46 Local
Registration: N668CL
Aircraft: LONG CHARLES F Z-HI-MAX 1400
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

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Aircraft Make: LONG CHARLES F 
Registration: N668CL
Model/Series: Z-HI-MAX 1400 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
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Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.203179,-76.385219 (est)




BENTON, Pennsylvania — The soggy runway at the Benton Airport wasn't ideal for its Annual Fly-In event in Columbia County.

"We raised a couple of pigs. We have it butchered and smoked for 'em," explained Airport President Bob Brewington. "And then we serve 600-700 meals during this fly-in, and hopefully, if the weather would have been better, you'd have seen 150 planes."

Brewington said it started with a close call for one pilot.

"They took off, and they must have had some engine trouble and tried to turn back and it just ran out of power.  It's just, once you lose lift your plane is coming down. He wasn't going fast enough, and it just came down," added Brewington.

Brewington tells Newswatch 16 the pilot was conscious and speaking before he was taken to the hospital in a helicopter with leg injuries. The Federal Aviation Administration is looking into the official cause of the crash.

"Thank God, that's all it was, you know, in this case, lost the aircraft that's always sad and expensive, but I hope it's a good turnout for 'em," said Vince Castellano of Berwick.

The plane was cleaned up and then it was time for the event, but neither the crash nor the rain was enough to keep people from coming out to support.

"Oh, we come every year," said Donna Reed. "We were camping at Wellsboro and came for two hours about 110 miles just for this meal. It's that good. Oh, pork is wonderful. And they have the red potatoes boiled and all the homemade desserts and just everything's wonderful."

This event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, and attendees say they're happy it made a comeback.




BENTON, COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pennsylvania — Federal officials are investigating the cause of a small plane crash early this morning in Columbia County.

The Benton Fire Chief tells FOX 56 it happened at the at the Benton Airport on the northern end just before 9 a.m. during its annual Fly-In event.

We're told that the Federal Aviation Administration has been called in and are looking for an official cause of the crash.

There is no word on the pilot’s condition at this time.

Seamax M-22, N618AP: Incident occurred October 17, 2021 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (KTYR), Smith County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft lost electrical and landed gear up. 

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Date: 17-OCT-21
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N618AP
Aircraft Make: GOLDEN FLYER CONSTRUCOES AERO
Aircraft Model: SEAMAX M22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TYLER
State: TEXAS