Thursday, December 09, 2021

Douglas R4D-8 Super DC-3, N28TN: Incident occurred December 08, 2021 at Merrill Field Airport (PAMR), Anchorage, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Aircraft departed, experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing with the gear up.

MES LLC

TransNorthern Aviation 


Date: 08-DEC-21
Time: 19:32:00Z
Regis#: N28TN
Aircraft Make: DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: R4D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: ANCHORAGE
State: ALASKA




 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A TransNorthern Aviation cargo flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning at Merrill Field in Anchorage after experiencing a loss of engine power.

According to Alaska Chief of the National Transportation and Safety Board Clint Johnson, no one was injured in the emergency landing of the Douglas DC-3. The plane came down while landing gear was still up on runway 7 of the downtown airport.

“NTSB is investigating at this point right now,” Johnson said. “My understanding is the airplane landed ‘gear up’ after declaring an emergency.”

Johnson said the plane took off from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and was headed to Kodiak Airport. According to Federal Aviation Administration records, the plane is a 1952 manufacturer year aircraft that is powered by turbo propellers.

“They departed from Anchorage International, originally headed to Kodiak, had a loss of engine power very shortly after takeoff, made the emergency landing at Merrill,” Johnson said. “Two pilots on board, no injuries.”

Edward Munson, who witnessed the landing at Merrill Field, said that in his many years working at the airport, he’s never seen a landing quite like the one on Wednesday morning.

“I’ve never really seen this before here,” he said. “We don’t get too many DC-3′s coming through Merrill Field. And, especially not in emergency situations.”

Munson recorded a video along runway 7, where the plane finally landed.

“I heard it off in the distance, but I couldn’t see it,” he said, “because it was flying super low. I didn’t see it until it was pretty much right on runway 7 here. And I noticed it was only running on one engine, it’s landing gear was up, and he just barely made the runway – kind of hit the snow bank and kind of hurtled to a stop on the runway.”

The runway at Merrill Field where the plane landed was initially closed, but Mayor Dave Bronson’s office said in a press release that it reopened by shortly after 4:45 p.m.

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N543AS: Accident occurred December 08, 2021 at Blake Field Airport (KAJZ), Delta, Colorado

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; Salt Lake City

High Country Tree Galleries Inc


Location: Delta, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22LA065
Date and Time: December 8, 2021, 15:00 Local 
Registration: N543AS
Aircraft: Piper PA-24-250 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N543AS
Model/Series: PA-24-250 
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: KAJZ,5193 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 70°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Delta, CO (AJZ)
Destination: Delta, CO (AJZ)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.785603,-108.06201 (est)

Diamond DA40 NG, N853L: Fatal accident June 06, 2021 in Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana

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; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Lift Training Academy; Indianapolis, Indiana 
Diamond Aircraft; London, Ontario, Canada 

Lift Aircraft LLC
Location: Darlington, IN 
Accident Number: CEN21FA252
Date & Time: June 6, 2021, 10:20 Local 
Registration: N853L
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA40 NG 
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On June 6, 2021, about 1020 eastern daylight time, a Diamond Aircraft DA 40 NG airplane, N853L, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Darlington, Indiana. The pilot and flight instructor were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 141 instructional flight.

A review of Automatic Dependent Surveillance -Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed the airplane departed from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and flew northwest at an altitude of about 4,000 ft mean sea level (msl). At the time of the accident, the flight was not in contact with air traffic control.

A witness located in a house nearby heard the airplane’s engine, an impact, and then quiet. Another witness heard the airplane and looked up; the airplane was in a “nose down, left spin” before it disappeared behind a tree line. He added that it sounded like the propeller was at a high rpm before impact.

Ground scars and wreckage were consistent with the airplane’s impact with terrain in a slight right wing low, nose down attitude. The main wreckage was near its initial impact point on a heading of about 37°. The wreckage was highly fragmented with scattered debris that extended for about 75 yards.  

A preliminary review of the airplane’s Garmin G1000 flight data also revealed the airplane departure and northwesterly track. The flight data revealed several turns, engine power, and altitude changes, consistent with the airplane maneuvering. The data also revealed the airplane was about 4,000 ft msl when engine power was reduced; as the airspeed decreased, the airplane’s pitch attitude increased. The airplane’s pitch then decreased to a nose down attitude, and the airplane made a right, spiral turn consistent with a stall and spin entry.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N853L
Model/Series: DA40 NG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCFJ
Observation Time: 10:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /17°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 180°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Indianapolis, IN (KIND)
Destination: Darlington, IN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.114244,-86.75415 (est)
 
Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Kristen Green

Kristen L. Green
January 6, 1993 - June 6, 2021


Kristen L. Green, 28, of Swisher, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Indiana. A graveside dedication with family and close friends will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at DuPont Cemetery on Amana Road in rural Swisher. Visitation will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021, in the Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Legacy Center. Casual dress is encouraged.

Kristen was born on January 6, 1993, in San Mateo, California, the daughter of Scott and Linda (Moore) Green. She graduated from Linn-Mar High School and went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Kristen was a certified flight instructor at the Lift Academy in Indianapolis. She was an adventurer at heart and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her parents, Scott and Linda Green of Swisher; siblings, Michael (Jacki) Green of Columbus, Ohio, and Justin (Hannah) Green of Marion; niece, Evelyn Green; grandmother, Lois Moore of Bolivar, Missouri; as well as many extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be used to support Kristen’s favorite organizations.



Benjamin Alexander Corbet
March 20, 2000 - June 06, 2021


Benjamin Alexander Corbet, 21, loving son of Todd and Helena Corbet passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021.  He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born on March 20, 2000 in Alingsas, Sweden.  Benjamin is survived by his parents, Todd and Helena (Stomberg) Corbet; his brother, Nicholas Corbet; paternal grandfather, Keith Corbet; maternal grandparents, Daga & Bernt Stomberg; Uncles, Scott Corbet (Karen); Mikael Stomberg, Magnus Stomberg (Victoria) and Fredrik Stomberg; cousins, Colton and Mason Corbet and Jesper Stomberg and his Great Aunt, Berit Stomberg (Alf).  He was preceded in passing by his paternal grandmother, Dawn Corbet and great paternal grandmother, Gudrun Beattie.

Benjamin was a 2018 graduate of Franklin Community High School.   He attended Lift Academy; attended one year of the Aviation program at Ivy Tech and one year at Vancouver Island University in Canada.

Benjamin was employed by Kroger in Franklin where he worked as a cashier and at the front desk.

He liked photography and loved to fly.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Thursday, June 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 North Morton Street, (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin.

Expressions of caring and kindness may be received to the family at www.flinnmaguire.net


DARLINGTON, Indiana (WISH) — A Franklin, Indiana, man and an Iowa woman were identified Wednesday as the two people who died in a plane crash Sunday in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County authorities received a 911 call about 10:20 a.m. Sunday about a small plane in a field north of the intersection of County Road 800 East and State Road 47, Sgt. Jeremy Piers with Indiana State Police said Sunday.

Benjamin Corbet, 21, of Franklin, and Kristen Green, 28, of Swisher, Iowa, died in the crash, the Indiana State Police said in a news release Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday said the Diamond DA40 NG crashed at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in a field just outside the town on Darlington. The area is about 30 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane departed from Lift Academy in Indianapolis at 9:53 a.m. The FAA said it would release the aircraft tail number after investigators confirm it. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash.

A spokesperson for Lift Academy shared a statement on Sunday afternoon: “We are heartbroken by this tragic accident and the loss of our team members. We will support their families in any way possible and work with the NTSB to fully investigate this event.”

Lift Academy, the Leadership in Flight Training Academy, is headquartered near the northeast end of the campus of the Indianapolis International Airport. It opened in September 2018 and is owned and operated by Republic Airways, a regional airline also headquartered in Indianapolis. Republic operates daily flights for American Airline, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. The academy offers three programs, including a pathway to a career with Republic. Eight pilots from the academy’s first group of students began their careers with Republic on June 1.



Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N5130A: Incidents occurred December 08, 2021 and May 05, 2021

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida 

December 08, 2021:  Aircraft overshot the runway and went into a muddy grass area and nosed over at Airglades Airport (2IS), Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida. 

All Florida Aviation Inc


Date: 08-DEC-21
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N5130A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CLEWISTON
State: FLORIDA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

May 05, 2021: Aircraft landed gear up at Boca Raton Airport (KBCT), Palm Beach County, Florida.

All Florida Aviation Inc


Date: 05-MAY-21
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N5130A
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BOCA RATON
State: FLORIDA