Monday, December 13, 2021

Beech K35 Bonanza, N654HR: Accident occurred December 11, 2021 in Temecula, Riverside County, California

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; Riverside, California


Location: Temecula, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA062
Date and Time: December 11, 2021, 14:55 Local
Registration: N654HR
Aircraft: Beech K35
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 11, 2021, about 1455 Pacific standard time, a Beech K35 airplane, N654HR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Temecula, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that about eight minutes after takeoff, while at a cruise altitude about 3,000 ft mean sea level, the engine started to run rough and lose power. He was operating off the left fuel tank and therefore activated the fuel pump and switched to the right fuel tank but that did not resolve the issue. The engine continued to lose power until the pilot said that it was not producing any power.

The pilot maneuvered the airplane to land on a golf course fairway but had to abort the approach due to individuals on the fairway. Subsequently, the pilot elected to make a force landing in a nearby grape vineyard. He intentionally kept the landing gear retracted to minimize any entanglement with the wire that was used to support growing the grape vines. During the landing sequence, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings when it struck posts that supported the wire used to grow the grapes.

The airplane was recovered to a secure location for future examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N654HR
Model/Series: K35
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:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHMT,1512 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Temecula, CA (F70) 
Destination: Hemet, CA (HMT)

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: 33.5,-117.22 (est)

Diamond DA42 Twin Star, N457TS: Incident occurred December 10, 2021 at Long Beach Airport (KLGB), Los Angeles County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft landed gear up. 

K2 Aviation LLC


Date: 10-DEC-21
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N457TS
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA42
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONG BEACH
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 560XL, N569MK: Accident occurred December 09, 2021 in Orlando, Florida

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

Aircraft diverted due to a cracked windshield. 

Preferred Aviation Inc


Date: 09-DEC-21
Time: 16:23:00Z
Regis#: N569MK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 560
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Airbus A320, N629JB: Incident occurred December 12, 2021 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft struck a bird damaging leading edge of engine cowling. 

JetBlue Airways


Date: 12-DEC-21
Time: 19:32:00Z
Regis#: N629JB
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JET BLUE
Flight Number: JBU1710
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

American Legend AL18, N1477D: Accident occurred December 12, 2021 at Abbeville Chris Crusta Memorial Airport (KIYA), Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

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; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

American Legend Aircraft Co


Location: Abbeville, Louisiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA072
Date and Time: December 12, 2021, 13:50 Local
Registration: N1477D
Aircraft: American Legend Aircraft Company AL18 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: American Legend Aircraft Company
Registration: N1477D
Model/Series: AL18
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: Both in-flight and on-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.9747,92.1343

Piper PA-28-180, N4716L: Incident occurred December 11, 2021 in Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

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

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field. 


Date: 11-DEC-21
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N4716L
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: GONZALES
State: LOUISIANA

Airbus A330-300, N820NW: Incident occurred December 10, 2021 at Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS), Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft at the gate and was struck by a baggage loader.  

Delta Air Lines Inc  


Date: 10-DEC-21
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N820NW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A330
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL259
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N5511C: Incident occurred December 12, 2021 at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed. 

DSS Consulting LLC


Date: 12-DEC-21
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N5511C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Airbus A320-251N, N307FR: Accident occurred December 13, 2021 and Incident occurred September 10, 2017

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 Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada 
Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines


Location: Paradise, Nevada
Accident Number: DCA22LA044
Date and Time: December 13, 2021, 08:22 UTC
Registration: N307FR
Aircraft: Airbus A320-251N
Injuries:
Flight Conducted Under: Part 121: Air carrier - Scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Airbus
Registration: N307FR
Model/Series: A320-251N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Flag carrier (121)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Departure Point: Memphis, TN (MEM) 
Destination: Paradise, NV

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.079812,-115.15344 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

September 17, 2010: On pushback from gate, engine struck a vehicle. No injuries, damage unknown at Raleigh–Durham International Airport (KRDU), North Carolina.

Date: 10-SEP-17
Time: 00:20:00Z
Regis#: N307FR
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: FRONTIER AIRLINES
Flight Number: FFT1125
City: RALEIGH
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 150K, N1728Q: Incident occurred December 11, 2021 in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a road. 

UND Aerospace Foundation


Date: 11-DEC-21
Time: 20:25:00Z
Regis#: N1728Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
Flight Number: NDU0
City: GRAND FORKS
State: NORTH DAKOTA

A UND airplane made an emergency landing on a county road on the afternoon of Saturday, December 11.

According to UND, two members of UND’s student flying team landed on a country road near Northwood after experiencing engine problems. There were no injuries during the incident. The students were flying in a normal UND practice area when the plane began shaking, and experienced a partial power loss.

The pilots were not close enough to the nearby Northwood Airport, and opted to land the plane on a paved county road.

“They did an outstanding job in handling the situation,” said David Dodds, UND spokesperson.

After landing, the students maneuvered the plane into a turnout along the road, so it could remain open. The students were then driven back to Grand Forks later Saturday evening. The airplane was placed on a trailer, but remained at the landing site because of darkness. It was taken to the Northwood Airport on Sunday, and is awaiting maintenance, inspections and corrections.

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N215LP: Accident occurred December 12, 2021 at Hazleton Regional Airport (KHZL), Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Christiansen Aviation Inc


Location: Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA087
Date and Time: December 12, 2021, 09:00 Local
Registration: N215LP
Aircraft: Cessna 172S
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N215LP
Model/Series: 172S
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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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: 40.9584,75.9746

Bell 407, N434PH: Incidents occurred December 12, 2021, February 11, 2018 and August 04, 2017

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Houston, Texas 

December 12, 2021:  Rotorcraft practicing autorotations, could not recover and performed a controlled emergency landing in Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas.

PHI Health LLC


Date: 12-DEC-21
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N434PH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: CONROE
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

February 11, 2018: Rotorcraft made a hard landing in Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas.

Date: 11-FEB-18
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N434PH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: LANCASTER
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Worth, Texas

August 04, 2017:  Rotorcraft rotor blade struck vertical finlet in Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas.

Date: 04-AUG-17
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N434PH
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 407
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: MIDLOTHIAN
State: TEXAS