Monday, January 31, 2022

Christavia Mk 1, Unregistered: Fatal accident occurred January 30, 2022 in Oral, Fall River County, South Dakota

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 Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

Location: Oral, South Dakota
Accident Number: CEN22FA109
Date and Time: January 30, 2022, 17:10 Local 
Registration: UNREG
Aircraft: Christavia MK1 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 30, 2022, about 1710 mountain standard time, an unregistered Christavia MK1 airplane sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Oral, South Dakota. The uncertificated pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot’s friend, the pilot texted him to ask if he could taxi the airplane on the private airstrip, which was located at the friend’s residence. At the time of the pilot’s request, the friend was not at his residence. The friend arrived home about 1645 and observed the pilot taxing the airplane. About 1700, the friend observed the airplane airborne, and the pilot completed two touch and go landings on the private airstrip, then departed to the south.

About 1720, the friend texted the pilot to inquire about his location and there was no response. The friend then departed in his Piper airplane to look for the pilot. The friend located the accident airplane, which was crashed in a field near the pilot’s residence, about 2 miles from his private airstrip.

The friend then returned to his private airstrip to respond to the accident site in his personal vehicle. The friend noted the pilot had the lap belt restraint secured, and the shoulder harness restraint was not used.

The airplane did not have an airworthiness certificate. According to the friend, the pilot had been working on the kit airplane for several months in preparation to have the airplane certificated and registered.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the left wing aft spar was separated at the wing root, and the wing was displaced forward. The lower forward fuselage was crushed upward and aft. The outboard right wing displayed leading edge aft crush damage. The engine was displaced downward and to the left. 

Flight control continuity was established from the cockpit controls to all the flight control surfaces. The fixed-pitch propeller was separated at the engine crankshaft flange and displayed forward twisting deformation to both blades. The airframe and engine examination revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Christavia 
Registration: UNREGISTERED
Model/Series: MK1 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: KCUT, 5545 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C /-11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.91 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Oral, SD 
Destination: Oral, SD

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.375175,-103.29778

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.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Unknown or Undetermined: Pulsar Sport 150, N997EM; accident occurred August 09, 2021 near L. O. Simenstad Municipal Airport (KOEO), Osceola, Polk County, Wisconsin















Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minneapolis

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Osceola, Wisconsin 
Accident Number: CEN21LA367
Date and Time: August 9, 2021, 18:00 Local
Registration: N997EM
Aircraft: Pulsar Sport 150 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Unknown or undetermined 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Factual Information

On August 9, 2021, about 1800 central daylight time, a Pulsar Sport 150 airplane, N997EM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Osceola, Wisconsin. The pilot received minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he flew for 0.8 hours before taking a break. He then added 11.6 gallons of fuel to the airplane and planned to stay in the traffic pattern. He departed the L O Simenstad Municipal Airport (OEO), Osceola, Wisconsin, and did one touch-and-go. During the climb the airplane’s engine lost total power. The pilot selected a field, located slightly ahead and to the right, for the forced landing. During the forced landing the airplane impacted terrain and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, and both wings separated from the airframe during the landing.

The airplane wreckage was recovered and transported to a salvage facility where an examination was conducted. The fuselage with the engine, minus the wings, was placed on a stand for the examination. 

The engine cowling had been previously removed and a visual inspection of the engine did not reveal any pre-impact abnormities. However, a wire to the E-mag (left side) was disconnected; it could not be determined if this was a result of the accident or the forced landing. The magneto was removed and tested by rotating the magneto with a drill; spark was observed on each terminal. Spark was also observed on each terminal of the right magneto. The carburetor had impact damage, which prevented an engine test run. The examination of the engine and fuel system did not reveal a reason for the loss of engine power.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Unknown, Unknown 
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 28, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 5, 2019
Flight Time: 470.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 157 hours (Total, this make and model), 398.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pulsar Sport 
Registration: N997EM
Model/Series: 150 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2014 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 603
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 22, 2020 Condition 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 238.2 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-200A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 100 Horsepower
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 22:55 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Osceola, WI 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Osceola, WI
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: L O Simenstad Municipal KOEO
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 906 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5006 ft / 75 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 45.307962,-92.683907(est)


Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N1766V: Accident occurred January 30, 2022 at Eagles Nest Airport (W13), Waynesboro, Augusta 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

Eagle's Nest Flight Services LLC


Location: Waynesboro, Virginia
Accident Number: ERA22LA113
Date and Time: January 30, 2022, 18:00 Local 
Registration: N1766V
Aircraft: Cessna 172M 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1766V
Model/Series: 172M
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: None
Departure Point: Waynesboro, VA
Destination: Waynesboro, VA
  
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: 38.077319,-78.944553 (est)

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Beech A36 Bonanza, N67CW; accident occurred August 24, 2021 near Pecan Plantation Airport (0TX1), Granbury, Hood County, Texas











Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Humanity2Others LLC


Location: Granbury, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN21LA382
Date and Time: August 24, 2021, 10:30 Local
Registration: N67CW
Aircraft: Beech A36
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Factual Information

On August 24, 2021, about 1030 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N67CW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Granbury, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported to the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that shortly after departure from the Pecan Plantation Airport (0TX1), the engine lost power. The pilot selected a nearby field for a forced landing. An inspection of the airplane by the FAA inspector noted damage to the airplane’s wings and fuselage. Fuel was available in the airplane’s fuel tanks and the fuel selector was positioned to the left tank. The engine had about 8 quarts of oil in it. 

During recovery of the airplane, about 80 gallons of fuel, split evenly between the fuel tanks, were recovered from the airplane.

After the wreckage was recovered, an examination and test run were conducted. The fuselage, minus the wings, was strapped down to a trailer. The top engine cowling was removed, and a visual inspection of the engine did not reveal any pre-impact abnormalities. A fuel canister was connected to the airplane’s fuel line on the airplane’s left side. The engine started without hesitation or delay and was then warmed up at idle rpm. The throttle was advanced, and a magneto check was completed; no anomalies were noted. Full throttle was then applied, and the engine responded accordingly.

Before and after the test run, data from the engine monitor was downloaded. The data did not illustrate any abnormalities with either the cylinder head temperature or exhaust gas temperatures that were recorded; the total loss of power was evident. The airplane’s fuel tanks, and main fuel strainer were checked for contaminates / blockage. No abnormalities were noted during the examination and engine test run and the engine appeared to make rated power.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial 
Age: 58
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 5, 2021
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: February 28, 2021

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N67CW
Model/Series: A36
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: E-1069
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 10, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4499 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: IO-550 B
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 300 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGDJ,778 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 306°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 170° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Granbury, TX
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: New Braunfels, TX (KBAZ)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Pecan Plantation 0TX1 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 708 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used:
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.340946,-97.646717(est)

Beechcraft 58P Baron, N162DF: Accident occurred September 13, 2021 near Palo Alto Airport (KPAO), Santa Clara 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; San Jose, California

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Faford Aviation Leasing Co


Location: Palo Alto, CA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA342
Date & Time: September 13, 2021, 13:50 Local
Registration: N162DF
Aircraft: Beech 58 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N162DF
Model/Series: 58 P 
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: KPAO,7 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /15°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 330°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Palo Alto, CA 
Destination: Reno, NV (RNO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 37.457391,-122.10347 (est)










Vans RV-6A, N3977G: Accident occurred September 15, 2021 at Schoepflin Airport (WN26), Palouse, Whitman County, Washington







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; Spokane, Washington 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Palouse, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA346
Date & Time: September 15, 2021, 11:00 Local
Registration: N3977G
Aircraft: GORDON SCOT A RV-6A 
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: GORDON SCOT A 
Registration: N3977G
Model/Series: RV-6A 
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: KPUW,2551 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 21 knots, 260°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Palouse, WA 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 46.883252,-117.08073 (est)





Piper PA-44-180 Seminole, N442HG: Accident occurred September 21, 2021 at Dr. C P Savage Sr. Airport (53A), Montezuma, Macon 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Georgia Aviation Authority


Location: Montezuma, GA 
Accident Number: ERA21LA376
Date & Time: September 21, 2021, 20:03 UTC
Registration: N442HG
Aircraft: Piper PA-44-180
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N442HG
Model/Series: PA-44-180 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
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: Tallahassee, FL (TLH)
Destination: Macon, GA (MAC)

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: 32.303063,-84.007468 (est)

Marquart MA-5 Charger, N79RW: Accident occurred September 23, 2021 near Waycross-Ware County Airport (KAYS), 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Waycross, GA
Accident Number: ERA21LA382
Date & Time: September 23, 2021, 11:24 Local
Registration: N79RW
Aircraft: WYDER ROBERT G MARQUART MA5
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: WYDER ROBERT G 
Registration: N79RW
Model/Series: MARQUART MA-5 
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: 31.204444,-82.395556 (est)