Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Cessna 550 Citation II, N996AC: Incident occurred December 04, 2021 at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (KBHM), Alabama

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft struck a bird damaging left wing. 

J P Ferguson Aviation LLC


Date: 04-DEC-21
Time: 16:02:00Z
Regis#: N996AC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 550
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BIRMINGHAM
State: ALABAMA

Piper PA-28-18, 1N272CB: Incident occurred December 02, 2021 at Riverside Municipal Airport (KRAL), California

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

Aircraft while taxiing struck taxiway light. 

California Baptist University


Date: 02-DEC-21
Time: 00:45:00Z
Regis#: N272CB
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: RIVERSIDE
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna R172E Skyhawk, N7903N: Incident occurred December 04, 2021 in Franktown, Douglas County, Colorado

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made a forced landing in a field. 

United States Air Force


Date: 04-DEC-21
Time: 18:07:00Z
Regis#: N7903N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FRANKTOWN
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N41ME: Incident occurred December 03, 2021 at Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed short of the runway.  

FlyDreams Aircraft Group Inc


Date: 03-DEC-21
Time: 16:16:00Z
Regis#: N41ME
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: POMPANO BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-34-200 Seneca, N760FS: Incident occurred December 04, 2021 at Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51), Homestead, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed during taxi. 


Date: 04-DEC-21
Time: 18:01:00Z
Regis#: N760FS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOMESTEAD
State: FLORIDA

ICON A5, N864BA: Incident occurred December 04, 2021 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed gear up. 

Boundless Aviation Inc


Date: 04-DEC-21
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N864BA
Aircraft Make: ICON
Aircraft Model: A5
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Mooney M20E Super 21, N16DR: Incident occurred December 04, 2021 at Roben-Hood Airport (KRQB), Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 04-DEC-21
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N16DR
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BIG RAPIDS
State: MICHIGAN

Van's RV-8, N889WT: Accident occurred December 05, 2021 at Ravalli County Airport (KHRF), Hamilton, Montana

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; Helena, Montana


Location: Hamilton, Montana
Accident Number: WPR22LA056
Date and Time: December 5, 2021, 11:45 Local 
Registration: N889WT
Aircraft: MONTE CLARK VANS RV8 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91 subpart k: Fractional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MONTE CLARK 
Registration: N889WT
Model/Series: VANS RV8 
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: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.1449,-114.0917 

Dassault Falcon 900DX, N177HR: Incident occurred December 03, 2021 at Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), Mercer County, New Jersey

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

Aircraft struck a bird leaving a hole in the right wing.  

Lenox Aviation II LLC


Date: 03-DEC-21
Time: 14:05:00Z
Regis#: N177HR
Aircraft Make: DASSAULT AVIATION
Aircraft Model: FALCON 900
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: TRENTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Aerokit Inc SA32-T, N6Y: Incident occurred December 05, 2021 at Sandia Airpark Estates East Airport (1N1), Edgewood, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft bounced hard on landing. 


Date: 05-DEC-21
Time: 21:05:00Z
Regis#: N6Y
Aircraft Make: AEROKIT
Aircraft Model: SA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EDGEWOOD
State: NEW MEXICO

Cessna 206H Stationair, N5235C: Incident occurred December 06, 2021 at Lake Charles Regional Airport (KLCH), Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

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

Aircraft landed gear up and skidded on the pontoons. 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries 


Date: 06-DEC-21
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N5235C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LAKE CHARLES
State: LOUISIANA

Piper PA-28-140, N95422: Incident occurred December 05, 2021 at Custer Airport (KTTF), Monroe, Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking a landing light. 

Chimera Air Inc


Date: 05-DEC-21
Time: 15:35:00Z
Regis#: N95422
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: MONROE
State: MICHIGAN

Airbus A319-132, N512NK: Incident occurred December 06, 2021 and Accident occurred May 21, 2017

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

December 07, 2021:  Aircraft experienced turbulence over the Rocky Mountains.

Spirit Airlines Inc


Date: 07-DEC-21
Time: 04:00:00Z
Regis#: N512NK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SPIRIT AIRLINES
Flight Number: NKS691
City: LAS VEGAS
State: NEVADA

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Spirit Airlines Inc


Location: South Toledo Bend, Texas
Accident Number: DCA17CA123
Date and Time: May 21, 2017, 19:30 Local
Registration: N512NK
Aircraft: Airbus A319 132 
Aircraft Damage: None
Defining Event: Turbulence encounter 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor, 139 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Analysis

On May 20, 2017, about 1930 central daylight time, Spirit Airlines flight 330, an Airbus A319-132, N512NK, encountered turbulence while in cruise flight at flight level (FL) 360. Of the 146 passengers and crew onboard, one flight attendant received serious injuries. The airplane was not damaged. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (KMSY), New Orleans, Louisiana, to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW), Dallas, Texas.

During cruise, as the flight was approaching a line of weather, the flight crew made a public address announcement for the passengers to be seated because they expected turbulence. In addition, the captain called the lead flight attendant (FA) and instructed that all the flight attendants be seated. The seatbelt sign was illuminated for the entire flight. About 10 minutes later, the flight penetrated a line of weather and the airplane had a short encounter with moderate turbulence. The autopilot did not disengage during the encounter.

When the turbulence occurred, one of the FAs was seated in the aft galley without her seatbelt fastened and was thrown upwards, hitting her head on the ceiling before landing on the galley floor. She was assisted by medically qualified passengers and remained on the floor for the remainder of the flight due to numbness in her extremities. Emergency personnel met the airplane after landing and the injured FA was transported to the hospital where she was diagnosed with number 1 lumbar fracture.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
An encounter with convective turbulence.

Findings

Environmental issues Convective turbulence - Effect on personnel

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute-cruise Turbulence encounter (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport 
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: May 3, 2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: July 16, 2016
Flight Time: 10500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3134 hours (Total, this make and model)

Co-pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport 
Age: 42, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Powered-lift 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: May 10, 2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: December 17, 2016
Flight Time: 12855 hours (Total, all aircraft), 973 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Airbus 
Registration: N512NK
Model/Series: A319 132 132 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Transport 
Serial Number: 2673
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 145
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Continuous airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 166449 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 2 Turbo fan
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: IAE
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: V2500SERIES
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 9895 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Flag carrier (121)
Operator Does Business As: 
Operator Designator Code: GTIA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument (IMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility:
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: New Orleans, LA (MSY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Dallas, TX (DFW)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 18:57 Local
Type of Airspace: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor, 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 137 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 2 Minor, 139 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 30.990798,-93.660491(est)