Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Team Mini-Max 1600R Sport, Unregistered: Accident occurred December 13, 2021 in South Bend, South Joseph 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Chicago, Illinois

Location: South Bend, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA074
Date and Time: December 13, 2021, 16:40 Local
Registration: UNREGISTERED
Aircraft: Mini-MAX 1600R Sport 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mini-MAX 
Registration: UNREGISTERED
Model/Series: 1600R Sport NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSBN,773 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: South Bend, IN (3IN7)
Destination: South Bend, IN

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: 41.66458,-86.355159 
 
61-year-old Joseph Krol of Mill Creek failed the field sobriety test after the aircraft crash and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - Endangerment and Operating While Intoxicated.
(St. Joseph County Jail)



UPDATE: Indiana State Police say the pilot of an ultralight plane landed in jail after crash landing in St. Joseph County and was found to be operating while intoxicated late Monday afternoon.

61-year-old Joseph Krol of Mill Creek failed the field sobriety test after the crash and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - Endangerment and Operating While Intoxicated. He was medically cleared before being taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

Krol was eventually released on recognizance.

ORIGINAL STORY:

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Emergency crews responded to an ultralight plane crash landing on Monday in St. Joseph County.

Crews were called to the area of Grant and Wild Heather Roads in Warren Township around 4:45 p.m.

Police say there are no injuries. The pilot was the only person in the plane and was not harmed. No homes or nearby structures were damaged.

Police say the pilot showed possible signs of intoxication. The crash is under investigation.





SOUTH BEND, Indiana – The operator of an ultralight that crashed in St. Joseph County Monday, December 13, has been charged with operating while intoxicated, according to Indiana State Police.

At about 4:40 p.m., Monday, Trooper Scott Hipsher and officers with the St. Joseph County Police Department responded to reports of a single-engine plane that had crashed in the area of Grant Road and Wild Heather Drive southwest of South Bend.

When officers arrived, they found that an ultralight that resembled a small single-engine airplane had crashed at the entrance of Heather Ridge subdivision.  The operator of the ultralight, Joseph Krol, 61 of Mill Creek, was not injured in the crash but was showing signs of alcohol impairment.

Krol then failed a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash. 

After being medically cleared and submitting to a certified chemical test at a local hospital, Krol was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated- Endangerment and Operating While Intoxicated. Krol was then transported to the St. Joseph County Jail.




Bell 429 GlobalRanger, N920PD: Accident occurred December 13, 2021 in Manhattan, New York

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; Farmingdale, New York

New York City Police Department


Location: Manhattan, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA091
Date and Time: December 13, 2021, 17:00 Local
Registration: N920PD
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA 429 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Public aircraft

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON CANADA
Registration: N920PD
Model/Series: 429 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: NYC,156 ft msl
Observation Time: 16:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Manhattan, NY
Destination: Manhattan, NY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.701214,-74.009028 (est)

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey: Incident occurred December 13, 2021 at Laconia Municipal Airport (KLCI), Belknap County, New Hampshire

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft landed gear up.

Date: 13-DEC-21
Time: 20:45:00Z
Aircraft Make: PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LACONIA
State: NEW HAMPSHIRE

Luscombe 8A, N1616K: Accident occurred December 13, 2021 at Ellinwood Municipal Airport (1K6), Barton County, Kansas

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; Wichita, Kansas


Location: Ellinwood, Kansas 
Accident Number: CEN22LA079
Date and Time: December 13, 2021, 14:45 Local
Registration: N1616K
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe 
Registration: N1616K
Model/Series: 8A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGBD,1880 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.98 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Ellinwood, KS
Destination: Ellinwood, KS

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: 38.373272,-98.598696 


ELLINWOOD -- Two people escaped injury when a taxiing plane flipped on the runway at Ellinwood Airport.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that a 1946 Luscombe 8A plane piloted by Ray Franklin Milsap, 86, of Raymond, had landed at the Ellinwood airport about 2:45 p.m. Monday and was taxiing when Mislap applied brakes, and the plane flipped over nose first, coming to rest on its top.

Also in the plane was Ted Alan Milsap, 58, of Claremore, Oklahoma.

Mooney M20C: Incident occurred December 12, 2021 in Kernville, Kern County, California

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

Aircraft on landing went off end of runway. 

Date: 12-DEC-21
Time: 20:30:00Z
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KERNVILLE
State: CALIFORNIA