Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N63366: Incident occurred October 27, 2021 at Purdue University Airport (KLAF), Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass damaging gear and airport light. 

Purdue Aviation LLC


Date: 27-OCT-21
Time: 17:32:00Z
Regis#: N63366
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAFAYETTE
State: INDIANA

Beechcraft 23 Musketeer, N2353Z: Accident occurred October 27, 2021 near Saratoga County Airport (5B2), 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; Albany, New York


Location: Ballston Spa, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA033
Date and Time: October 27, 2021, 17:50 Local 
Registration: N2353Z
Aircraft: Beech 23 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On October 27, 2021, at 1750 eastern daylight time, a Beech BE-23 airplane, N2353Z, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ballston Spa, New York. Theflight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot reported that he checked the fuel level in the airplane’s right and left fuel tanks during his preflight inspection and determined that there was enough fuel for 5 hours of flight time. The student and flight instructor departed Saratoga County Airport (5B2), Saratoga Springs, Florida, about 1530. They flew in the practice area and then around a nearby lake before returning to 5B2 to practice touch-and-go landings. About 2 hours and 20 minutes into their flight, after they turned onto final approach on their ninth landing, the engine sputtered, and stopped producing power, while the propeller continued to windmill. The flight instructor assumed the controls, established the best glide airspeed, and performed a check of the mixture, carburetor heat, ignition, and master switch, but was unable to restore engine power. The flight instructor selected an area to perform a forced landing. As the airplane descended, he maneuvered to avoid power lines; however, the airplane landed hard, fractured the nose landing gear and nosed over.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that the airplane came to rest upright in a nose down attitude. The right wing was substantially damaged where the right main landing gear pushed up into the wing. There was no evidence of fuel in the left wing tank; however, the integrity of the fuel tank was not initially verified.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N2353Z
Model/Series: 23 
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: SCH,378 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Saratoga Springs, NY (5B2)
Destination: Ballston Spa, NY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.042727,-73.871594 (est)






MILTON - A small plane came crashing down in the middle of a Saratoga County field on Wednesday evening. Luckily, both people in the plane were able to walk away.

They are 30-year-old Justin Platt of Ballston and 35-year-old Jesse Richardson of Fultonville.

Police say Platt, who was a student pilot, and his flight instructor, Richardson, were coming in for a landing at the Saratoga County Airport, when the plane landed just south of the runway in a very heavily populated area.

The plane has damage to its landing gear, the right wing, and the propeller.
  
The FAA was investigating Wednesday evening. The NTSB was expected on Thursday.

Beech B36TC Bonanza, N75RM: Fatal accident occurred October 27, 2021 in Lena, Oconto County, Wisconsin

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

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 

Arbuckle Aviation LLC


Location: Lena, Wisconsin
Accident Number: CEN22FA021
Date and Time: October 27, 2021, 18:17 Local 
Registration: N75RM
Aircraft: Beech B36TC
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On October 27, 2021, at 1817 central daylight time, a Beech B36TC airplane, N75RM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lena, Wisconsin. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Airplane position data indicated that the flight departed Fort Worth Meacham Airport (FTW), Fort Worth, Texas, at 1357 and proceeded on a northeasterly course. The airplane initially leveled about 15,500 ft mean sea level (msl). However, as the airplane approached a line of storms, the pilot began to deviate. Ultimately, the airplane leveled about 24,000 ft msl and returned to a northeasterly course.

Attempts by air traffic control to contact the pilot after the airplane climbed through 18,000 ft were not successful. About 1756, the airplane entered a descent from 24,000 ft msl. It was about 25 miles west of Green Bay, Wisconsin, at the time. About 2 minutes later, the airplane course became slightly erratic as the descent continued. At 1803, when the airplane altitude was about 16,100 ft msl, the course changed abruptly from northeasterly to westerly. The airplane immediately entered a right turn and returned to the northeasterly course. At that time, the airplane entered a steady descent of about 1,000 fpm, which continued until the data ended. The final data point was recorded at 1817:11. The accident site was about 540 ft northeast of the final data point and aligned with the flight path.

The airplane impacted a corn field and slid about 150 ft before coming to rest. The landing gear and wing flaps were retracted. The lower fuselage structure was damaged from the airplane nose to the midcabin area consistent with impact. Flight control continuity was confirmed from each control surface to the cockpit. An initial engine examination did not reveal any anomalies consistent with an inability to produce rated power. Both fuel tanks appeared to be intact. About 35 gallons of fuel remained in the left tank; no fuel remained in the right fuel tank. The cockpit fuel selector was set to the right tank at the time of the on-scene examination. Further examination of the onboard oxygen system is pending.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N75RM
Model/Series: B36TC
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOCQ,605 ft msl 
Observation Time: 18:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Fort Worth, TX (FTW)
Destination: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 44.99211,-88.24405 

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. 

Rick Louis Mai
~


Rick Louis Mai, 67, of Sunrise Beach, passed away on October 27, 2021.

Rick was born in Tacoma, Washington to Richard "Rich" and Ellen Mai on April 23, 1954. He married Jo Lene on August 28, 1982 in Dallas. He had a great passion for hunting, boating, flying and his construction equipment. He had a passion for "pushing dirt" as he would help make designs for houses and golf course. His greatest passion was for his family, he loved taking care of his mother and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was bigger than life and a rock to all that knew him. He will be remembered for his witty nicknames, his love for children and being a friend to all who knew him.

Rick is preceded in death by his Father Richard Mai; Brother Mark Mai; and Sister Lauri Mai Hoffman. Rick is survived by his wife Jo Lene Mai; Daughters, Courtney Mai Smith with husband Nils Smith, Jamie Lynn Wolds with husband Ian Wolds; Son, Jacob Mai; Mother, Ellen Mai; Brother, Kurt Mai with wife Roblyn Mai; Grandchildren, Presley and Emmalyn Smith, Hannah and Carson Wolds. Rick is also survived by many friends.

A Celebration of life will be held November 19, 2021 at 10:30 am at Peace Lutheran Church. The celebration will continue at the Grand Oaks Golf Club at 12 pm located at 3502 Country Club Dr, Grand Prairie Tx 75052.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude or Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst, Texas.



Rick Louis Mai
~





Rick Louis Mai, 67, of Sunrise Beach Missouri, passed away on October 27, 2021.

Rick was born in Tacoma Washington to Richard "Rich" and Ellen Mai on April 23, 1954. He married Jo Lene on August 28, 1982 in Dallas. He had a great passion for hunting, boating, flying and his construction equipment. He had a passion for "pushing dirt" as he would help make designs for houses and golf course. His greatest passion was for his family, he loved taking care of his mother and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was bigger than life and a rock to all that knew him. He will be remembered for his witty nicknames, his love for children and being a friend to all who knew him.

Rick is preceded in death by his Father Richard Mai; Brother Mark Mai; and Sister Lauri Mai Hoffman.

Rick is survived by his wife Jo Lene Mai; Daughters, Courtney Mai Smith with husband Nils Smith, Jamie Lynn Wolds with husband Ian Wolds; Son, Jacob Mai; Mother, Ellen Mai; Brother, Kurt Mai with wife Roblyn Mai; Grandchildren, Presley and Emmalyn Smith, Hannah and Carson Wolds. Rick is also survived by many friends.

A Celebration of life will be held November 19, 2021 at 10:30 am at Peace Lutheran Church. The celebration will continue at the Grand Oaks Golf Club at 12 pm located at 3502 Country Club Dr, Grand Prairie Tx 75052

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude or Peace Lutheran Church in Hurst, Texas.

Zenith CH 750 Cruzer, N816ZH: Accident occurred October 26, 2021 at Benton Municipal Airport (H96), Franklin County, Illinois

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; Springfield, Illinois


Location: Benton, IL
Accident Number: CEN22LA020
Date & Time: October 26, 2021, 13:30 Local
Registration: N816ZH
Aircraft: HALL TERRENCE / HALL CATHIE CRUZER CH-750 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: HALL TERRENCE / HALL CATHIE
Registration: N816ZH
Model/Series: CRUZER CH-750
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: MWA,472 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:45 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Benton, IL (H96)
Destination: Benton, IL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.0085,-88.934444

North American SNJ-5C (AT-6D) Texan, N3771M: Accident occurred October 24, 2021 at Pickens County Airport (KLQK), South Carolina

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; Columbia, South Carolina

Navy Flight Trainer LLC


Location: Pickens, South Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA032
Date and Time: October 24, 2021, 15:45 Local
Registration: N3771M
Aircraft: North American AT-6D 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American
Registration: N3771M
Model/Series: AT-6D 
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: KLQK,1014 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Rome, GA (RMG)
Destination: Pickens, SC

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.804,-82.709 (est)