Friday, November 05, 2021

Piper PA-32R-301T, N4363W: Accident occurred October 27, 2021 in Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky

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; Louisville, Kentucky 


Location: Flemingsburg, KY
Accident Number: ERA22LA042
Date and Time: October 27, 2021, 17:00 Local 
Registration: N4363W
Aircraft: Piper PA32R 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4363W
Model/Series: PA32R 301T 
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: KFGX,913 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lafollette, TN (TN44)
Destination: Flemingsburg, KY

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: 38.541817,-83.743377 (est)

Van's RV-6, N16TG: Fatal accident occurred November 05, 2021 near Clare County Airport (80D), Harrison, Michigan

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; Grand Rapids, Michigan 

Location: Harrison, Michigan
Accident Number: CEN22FA029
Date and Time: November 5, 2021, 09:37 Local 
Registration: N16TG
Aircraft: Vans RV Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 5, 2021, about 0937 eastern daylight time, a Van’s RV-6 airplane, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Harrison, Michigan. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data indicated that the airplane departed runway 27L at Oakland International Airport (PTK), Pontiac, Michigan, at 0846.

After departure the airplane climbed in a right turn and flew northwest for about 12 nm, then turned north for about 5 nm, then back to a northwest heading. The airplane reached a cruise altitude of about 3,000 ft and remained on the northwest heading until track data was lost about 0930. The last ADS-B position was about 8.4 miles and 260° from the accident site. The data showed that the airplane was in straight and level flight before the end of the data. The accident site was located about 1 mile south of the approach end of runway 36 at the Clare County Airport (80D), Harrison, Michigan.

The airplane impacted the back yard of a residence. Impact signatures indicated that the airplane struck the ground about 45° nose low. The initial impact point was located directly beneath the airplane. The airplane remained predominately intact with all major airframe components still connected. The engine was still partially attached to the fuselage. The 2-blade wood core propeller was still attached to the engine. One blade was broken off near the blade root. Neither blade was splintered and were predominately intact. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N16TG
Model/Series: RV-6 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: 
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 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 44.032792,-84.810053

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. 



Theodore "Ted" Ernest Gauthier
April 3, 1954 - November 5, 2021
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Theodore "Ted" Ernest Gauthier
April 3, 1954 - November 5, 2021
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Theodore (Ted) Gauthier of Pontiac, Michigan, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 67 years of age. Loving husband of Lynn Gauthier for 46 years, father to Dawn (Mike) McKenzie and grandfather to Evan and Owen McKenzie.

Ted was born on April 3, 1954 in Pontiac, Michigan to Gilbert and Laurette (Jolicoeur) Gauthier. He is also survived by his brothers Guy (Sherry) Gauthier, Joey (Pat) Gauthier, Gary (Kay) Gauthier, Dan Gauthier, Marty (Cara) Gauthier, godson and nephew Travis (Wendy) Gauthier, and nieces, nephews and many extended family and friends. Son-in-law of the late Jack and Elsie Martin of Petaluma, California.

Ted graduated from Walled Lake Central High School in 1972 and went on to earn a B.S. in Emergency Medicine and a B.S. in Nursing from Madonna University.

He was a firefighter and paramedic for nearly 30 years with the West Bloomfield Fire Department where he became Fire Inspector and then Fire Marshal and retired in 2006. He served as deputy chief of Bloomfield Village Fire Department for 12 years and retired in 2018. He was also a Registered Nurse and worked part-time at Detroit-area hospitals on his days off from the fire department.

Ted had many passions and hobbies. For 45 years, he was a commercial hot air balloon pilot and instructor, licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A). He was the fourth hot air balloon pilot in the state of Michigan when he earned his license in 1975. He went on to get his family involved in the sport, as four of his brothers, his daughter and nephew also went on to earn their pilot’s license. They were known to fly together at hot air balloon festivals and competitions around the country. Ted competed in and won many events in the U.S., and even flew in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Japan. For several years, he was a F.A.A. Designated Flight Examiner, helping dozens of people earn their hot air balloon pilot’s license. Ted even built his own hot air balloon in 1998.

Ted was a skilled private fixed wing airplane pilot for 43 years and a FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative for 21 years. His spent much of his time at the Oakland-Pontiac International Airport with his airplane buddies, including best friends Terry Kohler and Dave Pohl.

Ted was a talented wood worker and even handcrafted two beautiful wooden kayaks as well as a wooden boat, a Glen-L Zip 15' outboard runaboat made of Mahogany and wrapped in fiberglass that won several awards. He enjoyed working on his CNC machine and hosting instructional webinars for the CNC community.

He was full of energy to make the most of every day and was always the first to drop everything to help friends, family, neighbors and strangers. Ted was a lifelong learner and teacher. He was also a modern day MacGyver who could figure out how fix nearly everything and solve most problems, and he took care of everyone around him. He loved golfing, boating and spending time on Sylvan Lake with his family and attending his grandsons’ baseball and soccer games.

Ted was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, brother, teacher and friend who touched so many lives. His love will stay forever in our hearts and his impact will live boldly within everyone who knew him. He will be deeply missed.

Donations can be made in Ted Gauthier’s memory to Operation Good Cheer or the Balloon Federation of America Junior Balloonist Summer Camp Program.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, 5171 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, 5630 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford.








Cessna T188C AGhusky, N2082J: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 near Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF), Hillsborough County, Florida

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

Aircraft experienced an engine failure and landed on a road. 


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 14:35:00Z
Regis#: N2082J
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T188C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 137
City: TAMPA
State: FLORIDA
 

    






Shortly after 10:15 local time, Cessna 188 departed KVDF to the north. Five minutes later it landed on Bruce B Downs Blvd just east of the I-75 intersection. No injuries have currently been reported. Other than a flat tire (possibly from hitting a curb), the aircraft appears undamaged.


A bit of information on the aircraft. It sprays insecticide over Tampa to help control mosquitoes. It's not something the city advertises since a lot of people probably wouldn't like the idea of an airplane discretely spraying insecticide over their property.

Before the emergency landing today, the aircraft also flew on Wednesday October 27th where it spent more than 6 hours spraying insecticide over Tampa:


The pilot did an excellent job landing the airplane without injuring anyone on the ground.

Piper PA-32R-301, N241SE: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 at New Castle Airport (KILG), New Castle County, Delaware

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 14:09:00Z
Regis#: N241SE
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILMINGTON
State: DELAWARE

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 

MSD Aviation LLC


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 14:09:00Z
Regis#: N241SE
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-32R-301
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WILMINGTON
State: DELAWARE

Piper PA-28R-200, N15684: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport (KEVB), Volusia County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft veered off Runway 7 after landing at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.

N15684 LLC


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N15684
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-28R-200
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW SMYRNA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

North American P-51C Mustang, N61429: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 and Accident occurred February 03, 2016

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

November 04, 2021:  Aircraft veered off Runway 9 on landing at Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH), Leon County, Florida. 

American Air Power Heritage Flying Museum


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N61429
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: P51C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TALLAHASSEE
State: FLORIDA

November 04, 2021

November 04, 2021


The Tuskegee Airmen exhibit is still on after one of its P-51 Mustangs was involved in a minor crash at Tallahassee International Airport Thursday.

The pilot of the plane was not injured after he left the runway while landing.

While smaller planes could still come and go, all commercial air traffic in or out of Tallahassee was suspended for more than three hours while a crane was mobilized to remove the broken plane and clear the runway.

“It basically went off the runway and came to rest on the side of the runway. There appears to be some damage to the landing gear,” Deputy Director of Aviation Jim Durwin said. “It’s in one piece.”

He did not have an exact tally of how many flights into or out of Tallahassee were delayed but said by the time the airport closed, all had left or arrived. 

“Flights held where they were,” Durwin said. “One flight was diverted to Panama City.”

Durwin said airport officials have been in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board. He said the owners of the aircraft were working with federal officials and maintenance crews on repairing the plane as well as completing an investigation. 

Durwin said he was appreciative of first responders and airport staff who quickly cleared the runway and ensured safety.

One piece of good news is, the Rise Above Traveling Exhibit, will go on. It's an opportunity to learn and experience the story of the Tuskegee Airmen while being immersed in a theatrical experience. The exhibit runs through Saturday

“The Red Tails exhibit is still going on as planned,” Durwin said. “But that aircraft is not going to be there as part of the display.”

The exhibit includes a mobile "big" screen theater with a customized 53 -inch trailer with expandable sides that houses a 160-degree panoramic curved movie screen. It showcases a short original movie, "Rise Above," focusing on what the Tuskegee Airmen had to overcome to be allowed to fly and fight for their country during World War II.

Large groups are requested to register in advance by calling Elizabeth Hyman at 850-205-0393 or emailing ehyman@nflwc.com. The event is being held in the Flightline Group hangar located at 3256 Capital Circle, NW, at Tallahassee International Airport.

Tallahassee is the only city in America to host this event for more than 10 years and over 20,000 people have taken advantage of this experience. 









Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

American Air Power Heritage Flying Museum


Location: Dallas, Texas
Accident Number: GAA16CA133
Date and Time: February 3, 2016, 11:00 Local 
Registration: N61429
Aircraft: North American P 51 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that he landed the airplane with the landing gear retracted, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot further reported that this accident could have been prevented with a "higher degree" of diligence to checklists.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear prior to landing, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage during landing.

Findings

Aircraft Gear extension and retract sys - Not used/operated
Personnel issues Use of checklist - Pilot
Personnel issues Task monitoring/vigilance - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Landing gear not configured (Defining event)
Landing Abnormal runway contact
Landing Runway excursion

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 20, 2015
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 10, 2014
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1815 hours (Total, all aircraft), 187 hours (Total, this make and model), 5.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N61429
Model/Series: P51C 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1942 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Limited (Special) 
Serial Number: 103-26199
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 10500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: ROLLS ROYCE
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: V-1650-7
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 1497 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRBD,658 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 16:50 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 314°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility:   10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots / 22 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dallas, TX (RBD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dallas, TX (RBD)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 10:15 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: DALLAS EXECUTIVE RBD
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 659 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3800 ft / 150 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 32.679443,-96.866111(est)

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Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N580ND: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

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

Aircraft experienced the loss of a window and returned to the airport. 

Christiansen Aviation Inc


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 11:55:00Z
Regis#: N580ND
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-44-180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
Flight Number: WCP645
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172A Skyhawk, N172XX: Accident occurred November 04, 2021 near Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Chamblee, DeKalb 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: Decatur, Georgia
Accident Number: ERA22LA045
Date and Time: November 4, 2021, 09:47 Local
Registration: N172XX
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On November 4, 2021, about 0947 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172A, N172XX, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Decatur, Georgia. The student pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot stated that the flight departed Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK), Atlanta, Georgia. While flying at 1,500 ft mean sea level he noted that the engine began running rough, which was followed by a total loss of engine power. The student pilot pitched the airplane for best glide airspeed and declared an emergency with air traffic control. He subsequently attempted a forced landing to a
four-lane road; however, the airplane stuck powerlines, and came to rest inverted on the road. The accident site was located about 5 nautical miles south-southwest of PDK.

Initial examination of the airplane revealed the bottom of the fuselage exterior was coated in oil from the engine compartment to the tailcone and a hole was observed in the crankcase above the No. 6 cylinder.

The engine was removed from the airframe for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N172XX
Model/Series: 172A
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: KPDK,998 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 900 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3100 ft AGL
Visibility: 5 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Atlanta, GA (PDK)
Destination: Perry, GA (PXE)

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: 33.793803,-84.277894 

Pilot Brandon Roberts
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The pilot who survived Thursday's plane crash in DeKalb County told CBS46 about the experience.

Brandon Roberts was the only person on board the Cessna 172A Skyhawk when it crashed on North Decatur Road near DeKalb Industrial Way around 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

"The engine quit and I flew it to the best place I could find without people and I had to tail it into the power lines to keep from crashing into buildings or anything so I’m still here, must have done something right, nowhere else to put it," he said. 

He has scratches on his face and hands and was shaken up, but was able to walk out of the plane on his own.

It happened shortly after he had taken off from PDK Airport in Chamblee heading home to Perry. He had been in metro Atlanta for business.

"Just taken off and climbing out and the engine started losing power already as I was turning back and it quit," he said. 

He radioed a mayday call to air traffic control and he looked for a place to land the plane.

"That’s what we’re supposed to do is look for suitable landing right when something starts happening, not after it's happened," Roberts said. "Four lane road with no traffic and I got closer and realized there are power lines, I can't, and just stalled it, let it fall into the power lines and let me down easy.”

The plane landed upside down and witnesses were amazed to see him walk out seemingly uninjured.

Caleb Rogers, who heard the plane hit the power lines and then saw Roberts emerge, said, "It's definitely crazy, it's definitely crazy, not something you see every day but I’m just glad to know he’s safe because it could have went a lot worse.”

Roberts said he has been flying since he was young and this won't stop him.

"Just another day. I’ll get another one and do it again," he said. "I’m not going to stop flying.”

The plane was towed away once the National Transportation Safety Board completed its initial review.

DeKalb County is providing assistance to residents of Coventry Place senior living center which is in the middle of the scene. The plane crashed right in front of their building. Diesel fuel will be provided for the facility’s generator along with meals and backup oxygen for residents. 






Cessna 177 Cardinal, N121EC: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 near Preston Airport (U10), Franklin County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aircraft landed adjacent to the airport off-field. 

N121ECFllyers LLC


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N121EC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 177
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: PRESTON
State: IDAHO

Cessna 402C, N2649Z: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago

Aircraft was taxiing when it hit a ladder truck with the right wing tip. 

Hyannis Air Service Inc doing business as Cape Air


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N2649Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: HYANNIS AIR SERVICE
Flight Number: KAP 1148
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 182P Skylane, N423LL: Accident occurred November 04, 2021 in Ringwood, Passaic County, New Jersey

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; Teterboro, New Jersey

79Bravo Leasing LLC


Location: Ringwood, New Jersey
Accident Number: ERA22LA053
Date and Time: November 4, 2021, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N423LL
Aircraft: Cessna 182P
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N423LL
Model/Series: 182P 
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: KCDW, 173 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /-6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ellington, CT (7B9) 
Destination: Pittstown, NJ (N85)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.103963,-74.271138 (est)





CubCrafters CCX-2300 Carbon Cub, N24PK: Accident occurred November 04, 2021 at Taos Regional Airport (KSKX), 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:

Santa Fe Aircraft LLC


Location: Taos, New Mexico
Accident Number: WPR22LA027
Date and Time: November 4, 2021, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N24PK
Aircraft: SANTA FE AIRCRAFT LLC
CCX-2300 Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SANTA FE AIRCRAFT LLC 
Registration: N24PK
Model/Series: CCX-2300 
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: KSKX,7091 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Taos, NM 
Destination: Taos, NM

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.451694,-105.67308

Cessna 150M, N704HQ: Accident occurred November 04, 2021 in Margarettsville, Northampton County, North 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; Greensboro, North Carolina


Location: Margarettsville, North Carolina 
Accident Number: ERA22LA046
Date and Time: November 4, 2021, 19:30 Local 
Registration: N704HQ
Aircraft: Cessna 150M Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 4, 2021, at 1930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150M, N704HQ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Margarettsville, North Carolina. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal
Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that after descending to about 1,600 ft mean sea level, while on the localizer approach to runway 34 at the Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport (EMV), Emporia, Virginia, the engine began to “sputter.” He applied the carburetor heat, the engine “got a little surge of power,” and he pushed the carburetor heat back in (OFF). The engine sputtered again, and he re-applied the carburetor heat. He then raised the nose to gain altitude, and the engine stopped completely. He turned the airplane toward a road he had recently overflown, declared an emergency, and landed in the tree canopy about 10 nautical miles southeast of EMV.

A post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that the throttle, mixture, and carburetor heat controls remained intact and functioned normally. Fuel drained from the carburetor was blue in color with no water or debris present. The top sparkplugs were removed, their electrodes were grey in color and appeared “worn normal” when compared to a Champion Check-a-Plug Chart.

Fuel was plumbed into to engine from an external fuel tank to the carburetor. The engine was primed, started, ran at idle without anomaly, and responded to throttle inputs.

The 1935 weather observations reported at EMV included a temperature 6°C and dew point of 5°C. A review of a carburetor icing probability chart revealed that in those conditions, the probability of carburetor icing was “serious” at cruise power. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N704HQ
Model/Series: 150M 
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: EMV,127 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind
Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: St. Augustine, FL (SGJ) 
Destination: Emporia, VA (EMV)

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: 36.532803,-77.347262 (est)

The plane involved in Thursday night’s crash near Margarettsville is lowered from its precarious perch among some trees. The pilot was not injured.
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MARGARETTSVILLE – First responders arrived at the scene of a plane stuck in the trees off of Highway 186 outside of Margarettsville on Thursday night and managed to safely rescue the pilot.

The incident occurred on Nov. 4 with first responders being paged out around 8:16 p.m., according to Northampton County Emergency Management Coordinator Tony Burnette. Northampton EMS and Seaboard Volunteer Fire Department were the first ones on the scene.

“The pilot was coming from Florida, and he said he was enroute to Emporia [VA],” Burnette told the News Herald on Friday morning. “He lost power eight nautical miles away from Emporia, and he glided for about five miles.”

By the time he reached Highway 186, the plane crashed into some trees and became lodged about 30 feet in the air.

“He was able to call it in that he had trouble, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was able to get another plane over him that saw him go in,” Burnette continued. “That plane hovered over him and was able to guide the searchers in to his location. That portion of 186 in Margarettsville is pitch black dark out there. Telephone communication out there is really spotty.”

Burnette did not identify the pilot, but said they were able to communicate with him while he was still up in the air. The pilot reported being cold but uninjured.

The Weldon Volunteer Fire Department provided a ladder truck with a bucket which was able to reach the pilot and safely bring him back to the ground.

“I would like to thank all our first responders for doing an outstanding job and helping save someone’s life last night,” Burnette said.

He thanked responders which included Seaboard Volunteer Fire Department, Northampton EMS, Gaston Volunteer Fire Department, Roanoke Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, NC Highway Patrol, NC Emergency Management Services, members of the FAA, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Weldon Volunteer Fire Department, and Northampton County Communications.

Burnette also had a special thanks for Clements Mechanical. They worked to dislodge the plane from the trees, bring it safely back to the ground, and transport it from the scene. Once the plane was clear, Burnette said they were able to open Highway 186 back up to traffic, at approximately 1:30 a.m.

The FAA will conduct an investigation into the incident.

“I would say he [the pilot] was the luckiest man in Northampton County last night. God was with him,” Burnette added. “From my viewpoint, I’m just happy with the work that was done last night in helping to rescue this gentleman.”

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, N29984: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 at San Francisco International Airport (KSFO), California

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

Aircraft while being tugged to gate, rudder was struck by right wing of SIA33, Singapore Airlines. 

United Airlines


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 04:55:00Z
Regis#: N29984
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 787
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL1608
City: SAN FRANCISCO
State: CALIFORNIA

Aircraft was being tugged to the gate when the rudder was struck by another aircraft wing. 

Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 06:45:00Z
Regis#: N29984
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 787-9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: UNITED AIRLINES
Flight Number: UAL 1608
City: SAN FRANCISCO
State: CALIFORNIA

Bombardier CRJ-550, N546GJ: Incident occurred November 03, 2021 at Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft struck a bird on landing damaging the number 1 engine.  

SkyWest Airlines Inc

GoJet Airlines


Date: 03-NOV-21
Time: 14:11:00Z
Regis#: N546GJ
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL-600-2C11
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: GJS4420
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Cessna 152, N758PA: Incident occurred November 03, 2021 at Goshen Municipal Airport (KGSH), Elkhart County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids

Aircraft bounced on landing and nose wheel broke off incurring a propeller strike. 

New Horizons Aviation Inc


Date: 03-NOV-21
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N758PA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GOSHEN
State: INDIANA

Cessna 152, N69204: Incident occurred November 03, 2021 near Sterling Airport (3B3), Worcester County, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field due to engine issues. 

FCA Flight Center Inc


Date: 03-NOV-21
Time: 19:52:00Z
Regis#: N69204
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: STERLING
State: MASSACHUSETTS



STERLING, Massachusetts — A small plane made an emergency landing in a clearing at a Massachusetts farm in Sterling on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cessna 152 made a successful landing at Davis Farmland, a popular destination for families featuring mazes, apple and pumpkin picking and petting zoos with farm animals.

Video from Sky 5 showed the plane parked in the field, with what appeared to be no damage.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the Cessna 152 landed in a field southeast of Sterling Airport in Sterling, Massachusetts, around 3:50 p.m. "The pilot reported engine issues prior to landing. Two people were on board. The FAA will investigate."

According to online flight records, the plane is normally based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and registered to the FCA Flight Center which helps train pilots.

Davis Farmland had closed for the season, according to the business.

There were no injuries reported.



Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-900, N915XJ: Incident occurred November 03, 2021

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

Aircraft struck a bird and post flight inspection revealed damage to radome.  

Delta Air Lines Inc

Endeavor Air 


Date: 03-NOV-21
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N915XJ
Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER
Aircraft Model: CL-600-2D24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: EDV5164
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK