Monday, November 08, 2021

Bombardier CL601 Challenger, XA-UFF: Federal Law Enforcement in Chicago Seizes Private Plane and 100 Kilograms of Cocaine; Three Defendants Arrested

The aircraft that landed at Gary/Chicago International Airport.
U.S. District Court records


Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Illinois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 8, 2021


CHICAGO — Three individuals have been arrested on federal charges as part of an investigation that disrupted a suspected Mexico-to-Chicago drug pipeline and resulted in government seizures of a private plane and 100 kilograms of cocaine.

Federal agents on Wednesday discovered 80 kilograms of cocaine in a vehicle in Chicago’s River North neighborhood and another 20 kilograms of the drug in a hotel room in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, according to criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.  The cocaine had allegedly been transported to the Chicago area earlier Wednesday via private plane from Toluca, Mexico, via Houston, Texas.  The plane arrived at Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., and the drugs were driven in suitcases to downtown Chicago, the charges allege.

Two of the defendants – SEBASTIAN VAZQUEZ-GAMEZ, 30, of Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico, and RODRIGO ALEXIS JIMENEZ-PEREZ, 25, of Columbus, Ind. – were arrested Wednesday in downtown Chicago, while the third defendant – SERGIO IVAN BLAS, 39, of Indianapolis, Ind. – was arrested Thursday in the Indianapolis area.  Federal agents today obtained a warrant to seize the private plane, a Bombardier Challenger 600.

A detention hearing for Jimenez-Perez is scheduled for Nov. 9, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel A. Fuentes in Chicago.  Vazquez-Gamez is set to appear for a detention hearing before Judge Fuentes on Nov. 10, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.  Blas is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Nov. 9, 2021, in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana.

The charges and arrests were announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Robert J. Bell, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Angie Salazar, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of Homeland Security Investigations; and Justin Campbell, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division in Chicago.  Substantial assistance was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana, and the Chicago Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley Chung and Andrew Erskine represent the government.

According to the charges, Vazquez-Gamez arrived on the plane from Houston and loaded suitcases full of cocaine into a Lincoln Navigator sport-utility vehicle.  Vazquez-Gamez and others from the plane entered the Lincoln and were driven to the hotel in Chicago, the complaints state.  Outside the hotel, Vazquez-Gamez loaded some of the suitcases into a Toyota Highlander sport-utility vehicle driven by Jimenez-Perez, the charges allege.  Agents pulled over the Toyota a few blocks away, seized the suitcases containing 80 kilograms of cocaine, and arrested Jimenez-Perez.  Agents later arrested Vazquez-Gamez in his hotel room, where they seized the other 20 kilograms of cocaine, the charges allege.

The complaint against Blas accuses him of directing Jimenez-Perez on where to meet Vazquez-Gamez to pick up the cocaine.

The public is reminded that complaints contain only charges and are not evidence of guilt.  The defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  If convicted, the Court must impose reasonable sentences under federal sentencing statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

Attachment: 

Components:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
USAO - Illinois, Northern
Updated November 8, 2021

Luggage being retrieved from the aircraft that landed at Gary/Chicago International Airport. 
U.S. District Court records

Suspected drugs allegedly found in the hotel room of Sebastian Vazquez-Gamez.
U.S. District Court records
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Federal prosecutors sought approval Monday to seize an aircraft that flew last week into the Gary/Chicago International Airport amid an investigation that led to federal drug charges against two people, records show.

Sebastian Vazquez-Gamez and Rodrigo Alexis Jimenez-Perez were each charged Thursday and are being held in custody pending detention hearings, records show. The aircraft in question traveled November 2 from Toluca, Mexico, to Houston, Texas, according to an affidavit filed by prosecutors.

Law enforcement then set up surveillance at the Gary airport in anticipation of its arrival there Wednesday. The aircraft is described in court records as a 1987 Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601-3A.

The feds say they had previously seen Vazquez-Gamez arrive in Gary from Mexico aboard that aircraft October 19. The plane then departed the same day for Mexico, and its manifest said Vazquez-Gamez was on board. But the feds say surveillance footage showed he remained in the Chicago area.

The aircraft returned to the Gary airport at 6:43 p.m. Wednesday, records show. Afterward, law enforcement saw an airport worker retrieve two black duffel bags — one with a white Puma logo and one with a white Nike logo — from the plane. The employee then retrieved two additional suitcases from the airplane.

While the worker put the luggage on a dolly, law enforcement said they saw three passengers, including Vazquez-Gamez, step off the plane. The passengers then helped the airport worker retrieve additional luggage from the airplane.

The luggage was loaded into a black 2020 Lincoln Navigator, which authorities said they followed until losing sight of it around 7:40 p.m. near North Lake Shore Drive and East Chicago Avenue in Chicago. They then learned its passengers had been dropped off at a hotel in the 100 block of East Chestnut Street.

Authorities later watched as Vazquez-Gamez and Jimenez-Perez loaded two suitcases from the aircraft into a white 2015 Toyota Highlander outside the hotel and drove off with Jimenez-Perez in the driver’s seat.

Jimenez-Perez dropped off Vazquez-Gamez around East Superior Street and North Wabash Avenue, records show. Law enforcement then stopped the Toyota in the 500 block of North Rush Street at 9:23 p.m. Jimenez-Perez allowed authorities to look inside the suitcases, and they said they found about 80 kilograms of what they believed to be cocaine inside.

Jimenez-Perez later allegedly told authorities he hoped the suitcases only contained money and marijuana, but he realized they contained other drugs when he handled them and felt their weight.

Authorities also detained Vazquez-Gamez and said they obtained consent to search his hotel room. There, they said they found 20 kilograms of what they thought was cocaine in a suitcase and duffel bag from the airplane.

Mooney M20F Executive 21, N3284F: Fatal accident occurred November 08, 2021 in Villa Rica, Paulding 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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia
Lycoming Engines; Williamsport, Pennsylvania


Location: Villa Rica, Georgia
Accident Number: ERA22FA050
Date and Time: November 8, 2021, 12:57 Local
Registration: N3284F
Aircraft: Mooney M20F
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 8, 2021, at 1257 eastern standard time, a Mooney M20F, N3284F, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Villa Rica, Georgia. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to a friend of the pilot who saw him prior to departure, the purpose of the flight was to “warm up the oil” because they were going to change the engine oil and check the cylinders compression in preparation for an upcoming annual inspection. He watched the airplane depart the traffic pattern area and did not hear any distress calls on the airport common traffic advisory frequency around the time of the accident.

According to preliminary automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane departed Earl L. Small Jr. Field/Stockmar Airport (20GA), Villa Rica, Georgia, at 1253:49. About 1254:50, the airplane departed the airport traffic pattern area and flew about 2 miles north on a 360° heading, until 1256:25. Then, the airplane flew west on a 273° heading for about 1 mile, entered a spiraling left descent, and impacted a wooded area about 3.3 miles from the airport at 1257:23. In the final 10 seconds of the accident flight, the airplane’s ground speed decreased from 62 knots to 45 knots, then increased to 62 knots, before decreasing to 43 knots, and finally the airspeed increased to 84 knots before the track data was lost. The last ADS-B return was about 80 ft from the accident site.

The airplane came to rest in a heavily wooded area, at an elevation of 1,020 ft, upright, and in a level attitude on a 240° heading. All major components of the airplane were located in the vicinity of the main wreckage. There were multiple trees near the main wreckage that did not exhibit any impact damage. There was no odor of fuel at the accident site.

The fuselage remained intact and was impact crushed. Flight control continuity was established from all flight control surfaces to the flight controls in the cockpit. The empennage remained attached to the fuselage and was twisted to the left. The horizontal stabilizers and elevators exhibited a small amount of wrinkling damage. The rudder and vertical stabilizer remained attached to the empennage. The vertical stabilizer was wrinkled. The wings remained attached to the fuselage and both fuel tanks were breached. Both flaps were in an extended flap position.

The engine remained attached to the airframe and was removed to facilitate further examination. Crankshaft and valvetrain continuity were confirmed when the crankshaft was rotated through 360° of motion. Thumb compression and suction was attained on all cylinders. Fuel was noted in the fuel lines, fuel servo, fuel pump, and fuel manifold on the engine. The fuel injectors were removed and none of them were obstructed. The spark plugs were removed and all exhibited severe wear and were light grey in color. The magnetos were removed and sparked on all towers. The oil filter was removed, disassembled, and no debris was noted in the filter.

The propeller remained attached to the engine and was removed to facilitate examination. Both propeller blades remained attached to the hub. One propeller blade exhibited bending at the tip. The second propeller blade was curled, the tip was torn off, and the blade exhibited chordwise scratching. In addition, a root in the ground was cut at a 45° angle near the second propeller blade.

A Garmin 396 GPS and a JPI 700 engine data monitor were retained for data download.




Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N3284F
Model/Series: M20F 
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: PUJ,1290 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Villa Rica, GA 
Destination: Villa Rica, GA

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: 33.798939,-84.911753 

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.





PAULDING COUNTY, Georgia – Paulding Deputies responded to a fatal plane crash in southern Paulding County off of Georgian Parkway yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 12:59 PM on Monday November 8, 2021 Paulding E-911 received a phone call from a complainant who indicated that they observed a small single-engine plane “sputtering” and then “spiraling downward” toward a wooded area near The Georgian subdivision.

Paulding Deputies, along with Paulding Fire and MetroAtlanta Ambulance personnel, responded to the scene where they eventually located the small plane approximately 25 yards into a wooded area off of Georgian Parkway. The plane was situated near a creek adjacent to Georgian Parkway in between Hanover Drive and Stafford Lane.

Due to the extreme impact, Deputies and Fire/EMS personnel were unable to save the pilot who was eventually pronounced deceased by the Paulding County Coroner’s Office.

The pilot, later identified as Raymond K. Hicks (W/M, 67 YOA) of Villa Rica, GA, was flying his 1967 Mooney M20F fixed wing single-engine plane displaying tail number N3284F. Preliminary information reveals that the flight originated out of Earl L. Small, Jr. Field / Stockmar Airport in Villa Rica, GA (Carroll County).

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are conducting the investigation into why the plane crashed. If you have any information about this crash or would like more information, please feel free to contact the NTSB or the FAA.



PAULDING COUNTY, Georgia — A pilot is dead after a plane crashed in a wooded area of Paulding County, the sheriff's office said. 

A plane crashed near Georgian Parkway and Hanover Drive near Vila Rica around 1 p.m., according to Sgt. Ashley Henson. The plane has been identified as a Mooney M20F Executive 21 by the FAA.

The pilot was the only person on board, Henson said. The pilot has been identified as 67-year-old Raymond K. Hicks. There were no injuries on the ground.

Details concerning the crash are still forthcoming and the National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation. 

In a newly released 911 call, the caller mentions hearing a loud sound from when the crash happened. 

"I don't see any smoke, but it made a heck of a noise," the caller said. 

Caller: I'm sure something really bad going on.

Dispatch: Do you know if it went down in the woods, can you help me out any more with location.?

Caller: It made quite a noise. Like hitting trees or something.

The caller describes the direction the plane was traveling and dispatch tries to locate the wreckage. He also mentioned the plane stalling before going facedown and spiraling toward the ground. 

The Paulding County plane crash is the third in the area within four days.

A single-engine Cessna 172 declared an emergency after leaving the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on November 4. The plane ultimately landed on North Decatur Road southeast of the airport. The pilot survived. 

A pilot of a small plane was killed in a crash near Rock Hill on Friday, November 5. The plane crashed behind the American Legion Post on Heckle Boulevard.




One person is dead after a single-engine plane crashed into a wooded area in Paulding County, Georgia, authorities say.

The incident was reported just before 1 p.m. Monday, November 8, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

“The 911 caller indicated that they saw an airplane spinning and sputtering and looked as if it was going down,” public information officer Sgt. Ashley Henson told McClatchy News on the phone.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, a Mooney M20F, went down near Earl L. Small Jr. Field / Stockmar Airport around 12:30 p.m. Emergency crews located the plane near Georgian Parkway between Stafford Drive and Hanover Drive in the southern part of the county, Henson said.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, died in the crash, according to authorities.

No other injuries were reported. 

Paulding County is about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta.




A pilot was killed when his single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area in Paulding County, the sheriff’s office said Monday.

The crash happened near The Georgian community, located off Georgia State Route 61 near Villa Rica. 

The pilot, whose name was not released, was the only one aboard the plane, sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Ashley Henson said. No injuries were reported on the ground.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Mooney M20F Executive 21 crashed around 12:30 p.m. 

The aircraft registration number was not immediately released.




PAULDING COUNTY, Georgia — The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office said a small plane crashed into the woods in New Georgia Monday.

Deputies said the single-engine plane crashed off of Georgian Parkway around 1 p.m. No one on the ground was injured.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Mooney M20F Executive 21 and that there was only one person on board. That person’s condition and identity have not been released.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane crashed near Earl L. Small Jr. Field/Stockmar Airport in Villa Rica, though it is unclear if the pilot was taking off or landing from there.

Investigators are working to verify the registration number of the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

Deputies asked people to avoid Georgian Parkway between Stafford Lane and Hanover Drive.

NewsChopper 2 is headed to the scene to gather more details, for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.



Incident occurred November 08, 2021 at Yeager Airport (KCRW), Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia



KANAWHA COUNTY, West Virginia — An airplane with four people onboard made an emergency landing Monday morning at Yeager Airport.

The pilot on the Raytheon Hawker 800 plane landed safely about 10:20 a.m., according to a news release from the airport.

Airport officials said the aircraft final destination was Fort Pierce, Florida, and was diverted from Cleveland, Ohio.

The pilot had reported a possible problem with one of the plane’s engines. Before landing at the airport, the aircraft circled the airport to burn fuel.

Airport officials said the West Virginia Air National Guard and Kanawha County emergency personnel responded quickly as part of the airport emergency plan.




CHARLESTON, West Virginia – Officials with Yeager Airport say an airplane made an emergency landing this morning.

According to the airport, a Raytheon Hawker 800 landed this morning, Monday, November 8, 2021, after being diverted from Cleveland, Ohio. The airplane had four passengers on board and was heading for Fort Pierce, Florida.

Officials say the pilot reported a possible problem with one of the engines and circled the airport to burn fuel before landing. Before the plane landed, an Alert Level 2 Emergency was declared and the West Virginia Air National Guard and Kanawha County emergency personnel responded to the scene.

The airport says the plane landed safely at approximately 10:18 a.m. and was taxied to the Capital Jet Center. This incident comes just one week after another plane made an emergency landing on November 1.




CHARLESTON, West Virginia (WSAZ) - A flight on the way to Florida made an emergency landing at Yeager Airport Monday morning.

According airport officials, the aircraft with four people on board landed safely and taxied to the Capital Jet Center at 10:18 a.m.

The jet was diverted from Cleveland, Ohio to Yeager. The final destination was Fort Pierce, Florida.

The pilot reported a possible problem with one of the aircraft’s engines. Before landing at CRW, the aircraft circled the airport to burn fuel.

According to a release, an Alert Level Two Emergency was declared before the plane landed.

The West Virginia Air National Guard and Kanawha County Emergency personnel responded quickly in accordance with the airport emergency plan.

“CRW is thankful for the quick response by the 130th Fire Department, KCEAA and Charleston Fire Department,“ said Yeager Airport CEO & Airport Director, Nick Keller.

Wag-Aero 2+2 Sportsman, N540AK: Fatal accident occurred November 07, 2021 near Kodiak Municipal Airport (PAKD), Alaska

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; Soldotna, Alaska
Lycoming, Pennsylvania


Location: Kodiak, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22FA005
Date and Time: November 7, 2021, 14:05 Local
Registration: N540AK
Aircraft: GERALD JONES 2+2 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On November 07, 2021, about 1405 Alaska standard time, a Gerald Jones 2+2 homebuilt airplane, N540AK sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kodiak, Alaska. The pilot and sole occupant was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot had departed from Kodiak Municipal Airport (KDK), Kodiak, Alaska destined for a remote off-airport landing site near Saltery Cove. A friend of the pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to transport hunting gear to the remote location to establish a hunting camp.

Numerous witnesses reported that shortly after departure from KDK, the airplane made a steep right turn, the nose dropped, and the airplane entered a spiraling descent in a near vertical attitude. None of the witnesses reported any unusual sounds emanating from the engine.

The airplane impacted a hard gravel road at an elevation of about 92 ft. A video surveillance camera captured the impact sequence and showed the airplane impacted in a right wing low near vertical attitude. The airplane came to rest about 25 feet from the initial impact site in a heavily forested area and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, and empennage.

A Garmin GPS and an Electronics International MVP-50 engine monitor were recovered from the airplane and sent to the NTSB Recorders Laboratory for examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GERALD JONES
Registration: N540AK
Model/Series: 2+2 
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: PADQ,80 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 19 knots, 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.74 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Kodiak, AK
Destination: Kodiak, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 57.805489,-152.36548

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. 

 Derek Leichliter
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A man from Soldotna died Sunday when a small plane crashed in Kodiak shortly after takeoff, according to federal investigators.

Authorities have released few details on the 2 p.m. crash except to confirm that the 39-year-old pilot was killed. The crash happened a few hundred yards from the runway near Kodiak’s East Elementary School.

Kodiak police identified the pilot as Derek Leichliter. He was reportedly headed to Saltery Cove for a hunting trip.

The aircraft was not carrying any passengers and there’s been little information gathered so far by crash investigators, according to Clint Johnson, National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska office chief.

“We do have two investigators en route to Kodiak as we speak right now,” Johnson said. “And that’ll be the first order of business, is trying to figure out what the intent of the flight was, where it was headed, what the load was on board and to gain those details.”

Johnson confirmed that the plane Leichliter was flying was a Wag-Aero 2+2, a single-engine kit aircraft that resembles a Piper Super Cub. 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - One person is dead following a plane crash in Kodiak Sunday afternoon near Kodiak College, according to authorities.

The National Transportation Safety Board will send two staff to Kodiak on Monday to investigate the crash, according to NTSB Alaska Region Chief Clint Johnson.

Lt. Francis de la Fuente of the Kodiak Police Department said the crash happened around 2 p.m. across the street from East Elementary School on Benny Benson Drive. He said he believes that the pilot had just taken off from Kodiak’s Municipal Airport, though that information has not yet been confirmed by law enforcement.

Police in Kodiak have yet to release the name of the pilot who died, and are currently working to notify family members.

Stinson L-5B Sentinel, N6431C: Incidents occurred November 05, 2021 and February 20, 2016 at City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (KCOS), El Paso County, Colorado

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

November 05, 2021:  Aircraft encountered a gust of wind on landing and ground looped veering off runway into the grass. 


Date: 05-NOV-21
Time: 17:06:00Z
Regis#: N6431C
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: L5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO

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

February 20, 2016: Aircraft on landing went off the runway and gear collapsed.


Date:  20-FEB-16
Time:  00:11:00Z
Regis#:  N6431C
Aircraft Make:  STINSON
Aircraft Model:  L5
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Minor
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
City:  COLORADO SPRINGS
State:  Colorado

Piper PA-28-181, N279MG: Incident occurred November 05, 2021 at Augusta Regional Airport (KAGS), Richmond County, Georgia

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

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass.

Georgia Aviation Authority 


Date: 05-NOV-21
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N279MG
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: AUGUSTA
State: GEORGIA

Cessna 305F, N619JB: Accident occurred November 07, 2021 at Tipton Airport (KFME), Odenton, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

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; Baltimore, Maryland Location: Anne Arundel, Maryland
Accident Number: ERA22LA057
Date and Time: November 7, 2021, 10:20 Local
Registration: N619JB
Aircraft: CESSNA/AIR REPAIR INC 305F 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA/AIR REPAIR INC
Registration: N619JB
Model/Series: 305F 
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: FME,151 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 14 knots, 20°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Anne Arundel, MD 
Destination: Massey, MD (MDL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.085387,-76.759414 (est)

Beech G36 Bonanza, N754HC: Accident occurred November 07, 2021 at Wm 'Tiny' Zehnder Field Airport (66G), Frankenmuth, 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

OM Aviation LLC


Location: FRANKENMUTH, Michigan 
Accident Number: CEN22LA030
Date and Time: November 7, 2021, 13:43 Local 
Registration: N754HC
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY G36 
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Registration: N754HC
Model/Series: G36 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.3317,83.738 (est)


Cessna 680A Citation Latitude, N504QS: Incident occurred November 07, 2021 at Bruce Campbell Field Airport (KMBO), Madison, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft struck a bird on climb out damaging the nose. 

Netjets Sales Inc


Date: 07-NOV-21
Time: 21:38:00Z
Regis#: N504QS
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 680
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: NET JETS
Flight Number: EJA504
City: MADISON
State: MISSISSIPPI

Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3, N128WT: Incident occurred November 06, 2021 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Bergen County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft on departure, blew a tire and the main gear caught on fire. 

CJ3JC LLC


Date: 06-NOV-21
Time: 23:28:00Z
Regis#: N128WT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Flight Number: GPD128
City: TETERBORO
State: NEW JERSEY

Robinson R66, N323DW: Incident occurred November 04, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York

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

Rotorcraft landed in a vacant lot.  

N7045X LLC


Date: 04-NOV-21
Time: 13:07:00Z
Regis#: N323DW
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R66
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK

Piper PA-23-250 Aztec, N13987: Incident occurred November 05, 2021 in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico

Aircraft struck a bird damaging left wing. 

Island Birds Inc


Date: 05-NOV-21
Time: 19:56:00Z
Regis#: N13987
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA23-250
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CHARLOTTE AMALIE
State: ST THOMAS

Beech A36 Bonanza, N52CE: Incident occurred November 06, 2021 at New Braunfels Regional Airport (KBAZ), Guadalupe County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 06-NOV-21
Time: 01:35:00Z
Regis#: N52CE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEW BRAUNFELS
State: TEXAS

Maule M-4-220C Strata Rocket, N51127: Accident occurred November 07, 2021 in Ridgeway, Henry County, Virginia

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; Richmond, Virginia


Location: Ridgeway, Virginia
Accident Number: ERA22LA052
Date and Time: November 7, 2021, 08:40 Local
Registration: N51127
Aircraft: Maule M-4-220C
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule 
Registration: N51127
Model/Series: M-4-220C 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: SIF,693 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 10°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ridgeway, VA
Destination: Greensboro, NC (W88)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.581011,-79.878105 (est)

Embraer 170/175, N262SY: Incident occurred November 07, 2021 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (KSEA), Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft struck a bird on departure and post flight inspection revealed right engine ingested bird.

SkyWest Airlines Inc


Date: 07-NOV-21
Time: 15:37:00Z
Regis#: N262SY
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SKYWEST
Flight Number: SKW3622
City: SEATTLE
State: WASHINGTON