Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Beechcraft F33A Bonanza, N4133S: Accident occurred August 20, 2022 in Wilder, Canyon County, Idaho

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Simpson, Eliott

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Kenneth J. Greenwell; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho 


Location: Wilder, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA314
Date and Time: August 20, 2022, 18:00 Local Registration: N4133S
Aircraft: Beech F33A 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 20, 2022, about 1800 mountain daylight time, a Beech F33A, N4133S was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wilder, Idaho. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot and a mechanic had been performing maintenance, attempting to resolve a problem where the engine would intermittently shudder during flight. After checking the cylinder compression, replacing a set of spark plugs, cleaning the fuel injectors, and confirming the engine timing, they decided to perform a test flight.

The engine runup and takeoff were uneventful, and during climb out they monitored the engine instrument gauges, and all indicated nominal values. A short time later, the engine shook violently, and stopped producing power. They performed a forced landing into a field, and the airplane sustained damage to the lower forward fuselage and both wings.

Preliminary examination of the engine revealed a large hole in the upper rear section of the crankcase, just below both magnetos.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N4133S
Model/Series: F33A 
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: KEUL,2429 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 260°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Parma, ID (50S)
Destination: Wilder, ID

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 43.705708,-116.9131



Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances 

Date: 21-AUG-22
Time: 00:01:00Z
Regis#: N4133S
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: F33
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PARMA
State: IDAHO

WILDER, Idaho — A small plane carrying two men crashed in a field near the corner of US 95 and Howe Road in Wilder Friday evening.

Sergeant Michael Chamberlain with the Canyon County Sheriff's Office told KTVB the crash happened around 6 p.m. The two men, one in his 40s and the other in his 60s, reported engine trouble as they were flying to the Parma Airport Friday. 

Chamberlain said the men were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the crash.

Javron PA-18 Replica, N9545C: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Osceola Municipal Airport (I75), Clarke County, Iowa

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA396

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft crashed in the grass and flipped over. 


Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N954SC
Aircraft Make: JAVRON
Aircraft Model: PA-18 REPLICA
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: OSCEOLA
State: IOWA

Osprey GP-4, N70GP: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Brighton Airport (45G), Livingston County, Michigan

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA397

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan 

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.  


Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N70GP
Aircraft Make: OSPREY
Aircraft Model: GP4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BRIGHTON
State: MICHIGAN

CubCrafters Carbon Cub EX-2, N628LE: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Ak-Chin Regional Airport (A39), Maricopa, Arizona

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Rho, Paul

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona 


Location: Maricopa, Arizona 
Accident Number: WPR22LA318
Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 07:00 Local
Registration: N628LE
Aircraft: LEON E EVERETT CARBON CUB EX
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEON E EVERETT
Registration: N628LE
Model/Series: CARBON CUB EX
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: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCGZ,1462 ft msl 
Observation Time: 06:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.86 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Maricopa, AZ 
Destination: Maricopa, AZ

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: 32.995,-111.9158 

Aircraft while landing, crosswind lifted up wing and flipped over. 

Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 14:00:00Z
Regis#: N628LE
Aircraft Make: CUBCRAFTERS
Aircraft Model: CARBON CUB EX
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MARICOPA
State: ARIZONA

Cessna 305A Bird Dog (0-1E), N305SU: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Rexburg-Madison County Airport (KRXE), Idaho

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Johnson, Scott

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

305SU LLC


Location: Rexburg, Idaho 
Accident Number: WPR22LA319
Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 09:17 Local
Registration: N305SU
Aircraft: Cessna 305C (0-1E)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N305SU
Model/Series: 305C (0-1E) 
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: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRXE,4858 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
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: 43.761667,-111.85027 (est)

Aircraft on landing and flipped over. 

Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 15:17:00Z
Regis#: N305SU
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 305
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MADISON COUNTY
State: IDAHO

Cessna 182K, N3094Q: Accident occurred August 30, 2022 at Tooele Valley Airport (KTVY), Erda, Utah

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22LA323

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft taxiing for departure and veered off runway into a culvert. 

Dama & Co LLC


Date: 30-AUG-22
Time: 15:15:00Z
Regis#: N3094Q
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: TOOELE
State: UTAH

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Beech S35 Bonanza, N5696K: Incident occurred August 30, 2022 near Spinks Airport (KFWS), Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas






https://registry.faa.gov/N5696K


A pilot is OK after making an emergency landing in the grass off Chisholm Trail Parkway in South Fort Worth Tuesday morning.

The Fort Worth Fire Department said the pilot reported an engine failure and was trying to get to nearby Spinks Airport but didn't make it.

The plane came down in a grassy area east of the highway and north of Oakmont Boulevard.

The fire department said the pilot thought about the recent rain and potentially soft ground so he put up his landing gear and did a belly landing. From Texas Sky Ranger, the plane appears to have skidded along the ground before spinning around and coming to a stop.

The plane appeared to be largely intact though there was visible damage to the propeller.

The pilot was OK and did not require medical treatment.

According to the FAA registry, the plane is a single-engine 1964 Beechcraft S35 Bonanza with ownership in Austin.

Denney Kitfox 5, N2723P: Accident occurred August 29, 2022 at Wolf Lake Airport (4AK6), Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: ANC22FA069 

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

Aircraft crashed into hangar while flying downwind for runway.  


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N2723P
Aircraft Make: KITFOX
Aircraft Model: TT FOX
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: PALMER
State: ALASKA




On 08/29/22 at 12:04 pm, Alaska State Troopers, Mat-Su Fire, FAA, LifeMed, and EMS responded to the Wolf Lake Airport for the report of an airplane crashing into a hangar. Initial investigation revealed Charles Story, age 60 of Utah, was operating an experimental Kit Fox taildragger aircraft when due to unknown circumstances his plane crashed into a hanger on the airstrip. LifeMed was currently at the airfield when Story’s plane crashed and preformed life saving measures until EMS could arrive to the scene. Story was transported to a local hospital with serious physical injury but was in a stable condition. 


WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - One person was injured in a crash at the Wolf Lake Airport Monday afternoon.

Alaska State Troopers wrote in an online dispatch that 60-year-old Charles Story of Utah crashed into a hangar at the airport at 12:04 p.m. on Monday.

“LifeMed was currently at the airfield when Story’s plane crashed and preformed life saving measures until EMS could arrive to the scene,” troopers wrote. “Story was transported to a local hospital with serious physical injury but was in a stable condition. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor.”

Troopers wrote that Story crashed his Kit Fox experimental aircraft into the hangar.

According to National Transportation Safety Board, Alaska Region, Chief Clint Johnson, an investigator arrived on scene shortly after the crash.

“We have an investigator on scene there right now,” Johnson said. “It did strike a hangar, so a majority of the airplane is inside of a hangar and there were no injuries on the ground — just the one occupant onboard the airplane.”

Johnson said that Alaska State Troopers, Mat-Su Fire and Rescue, and NTSB all responded to the incident. Troopers included that the Federal Aviation Administration also responded.

Mooney M20C, N6034Q: Incident occurred August 28, 2022 at Erie Municipal Airport (KEIK), Weld County, Colorado

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

Aircraft landed gear up.  


Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 20:45:00Z
Regis#: N6034Q
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ERIE
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28-181, N9298J: Incident occurred August 29, 2022 at Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH), Leon County, Florida

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

Aircraft experienced loose engine cowling on takeoff and landed on the same runway and tire blew. 

St Pete Aviation Services LLC


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 18:42:00Z
Regis#: N9298J
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: TALLAHASSEE
State: FLORIDA

Cirrus SF-50 Vision, N72EN: Incidents occurred August 29, 2022 and February 12, 2022

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

August 29, 2022:  Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing at Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW), Illinois.

SF50 AERO LLC


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 14:29:00Z
Regis#: N72EN
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SF50
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Columbia, South Carolina

February 12, 2022:  Piper PA22-150, N3750P, being hand-propped struck Cirrus Vision SF50, N72EN, which was parked at Pickens County Airport (KLQK), Liberty, South Carolina.

Piper PA22-150


Cirrus SF-50 Vision

Date: 12-FEB-22
Time: 19:05:00Z
Regis#: N3750P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: PICKENS
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Republic RC-3 Seabee, N6704K: Incident occurred August 29, 2022 at Crystal Airport (KMIC), Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft landed and tailwheel collapsed. 

Sabre Enterprises Inc


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: N6704K
Aircraft Make: REPUBLIC
Aircraft Model: RC-3
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, N3268B: Accident occurred August 29, 2022 at Ruby Valley Field Airport (KRVF), Twin Bridges, Madison County, Montana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Helena, Montana

Aircraft exited runway during touch and goes damaging propeller. 


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N3268B
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TWIN BRIDGES
State: MONTANA

Airbus A320-214, N123UW: Incidents occurred August 29, 2022 and January 27, 2022

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

August 29, 2022:  Aircraft struck a bird on departure damaging nose section at Portland International Airport (KPDX), Oregon. 


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 15:54:00Z
Regis#: N123UW
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL1402
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON

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

January 27, 2022:  Aircraft struck a flock of birds and post flight inspection revealed damage to the landing lights and engine at Pittsburgh International Airport (KPIT), Pennsylvania.

American Airlines 


Date: 27-JAN-22
Time: 00:08:00Z
Regis#: N123UW
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: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL2738
City: PITTSBURGH
State: PENNSYLVANIA

MD Helicopters MD 500, N1576F: Accident occurred August 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA402 

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

Rotorcraft practicing auto-rotations, lost control resulting in the main rotor blades cutting off tail boom.  

City of Houston Police Department 


Date: 30-AUG-22
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N1576F
Aircraft Make: MD HELICOPTERS
Aircraft Model: 369E
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PUBLIC USE
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28R-180, N3768T: Accident occurred August 29, 2022 at William H. Morse State Airport (KDDH), Bennington County, Vermont

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

Aircraft practicing touch and goes crashed at the end of runway.  

Aptis Aviation LLC


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 21:17:00Z
Regis#: N3768T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BENNINGTON
State: VERMONT




BENNINGTON, Vermont — The pilot who crash landed Monday evening in a field near the Bennington airport has been identified as Anthony J. LaFranco, 40, of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Members of the Bennington Police Department, Bennington Rural Fire Department and Bennington Rescue Squad responded to the William H. Morse State Airport around 5:30 p.m. Monday for a report of an aircraft crash off of the runway. Upon arrival, responders found that LaFranco had climbed out of the plane and was bleeding profusely from a significant head injury. The aircraft was in a horse paddock just north of the airport runway, Bennington Police said in a statement Tuesday.

Officers at the scene briefly spoke with LaFranco about the crash. LaFranco reported the aircraft experienced engine failure near the airport, and he attempted to land the aircraft on the runway. LaFranco said he was unable to maintain a proper landing speed and fell below stall speed, causing the aircraft to hit the perimeter fence.

A LifeNet helicopter responded to the scene and transported LaFranco to Albany (New York) Medical Center.

Local officials contacted the National Transportation Safety Board, and after reviewing information from officers and reviewing digital images of the crash, the NTSB authorized removal of the aircraft, to return it to the airport. Bennington Police worked with airport staff late into the evening to remove it.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who might have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Bennington Police Department at 802-442-1030 or visit benningtonpolice.com.

Sea and Sky Krucker Cygnet, N505DB: Fatal accident occurred August 28, 2022 in Emily, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a remote wooded area. 

Fly the Swan


Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N505DB
Aircraft Make: SEA & SKY
Aircraft Model: KRUCKER CYGNET
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 1 Fatal
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
City: EMILY
State: MINNESOTA

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.

A former Las Vegas man who died in a plane crash Sunday in Minnesota was scattering his father’s ashes, law enforcement officials said.

Lee Cemensky, 58, was a Las Vegas resident, but he sold his business in February to return to Fifty Lakes, Minnesota. Cemensky owned Brakes Plus at 911 N. Lamb Blvd.

Cemensky was a passenger in an aircraft flown by Douglas A. Johnson, who operated an amphibious aircraft known as “the swan” that catered to tourists and sightseeing in the community of Emily, Minnesota. Johnson also died in the crash.

Lt. Craig Katzenberger of the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office said deputies who responded to the scene on Sunday night learned that Cemensky was scattering his father’s ashes. He described the aircraft as “homemade” and said the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash. Initial reports described the plane as an “ultralight.”

Katzenberger said the sheriff’s office investigation is still active.

Lee Cemensky’s father, Leo John Cemensky, died at his home in Fifty Lakes on August 7, according to an online obituary from the Koop Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife Vikki; his son, Jeff (RaNae) Cemensky of Fifty Lakes; one daughter, Desiree Dunham of Elida, Ohio; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Attempts to reach the family for comment have been unsuccessful.

Joseph Hunter, manager of Brakes Plus, said he bought the business from Lee Cemensky on Feb. 28. He said he met him as the business was changing hands, and said he was a “good guy … good to all his customers.”

Lee Cemensky owned the shop for 20 to 25 years, Hunter said, and his customers have been sorry to hear of his passing.


EMILY, Minnesota -- A pilot who gives rides over Minnesota lakes and a passenger were killed when the amphibious ultralight trike they were riding in crashed in north central Minnesota, according to the Crow Wing County sheriff officials.

Authorities identified the victims as 61-year-old Douglas Johnson and a 58-year-old passenger, Lee Cemensky, of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Both died at the scene of the crash Sunday in some woods northwest of Emily. Johnson operated the business Fly the Swan.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the 2010 Cygnet aircraft crashed under "unknown circumstances' while attempting to land. 

Aeronca 7AC Champion, N1478E: Fatal accident occurred August 29, 2022 and Incident occurred November 04, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee 

August 29, 2022:  Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a pasture near Colonel Tommy C. Stiner Airport (KJAU), Jacksboro, Campbell County, Tennessee. 


Date: 29-AUG-22
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N1478E
Aircraft Make: AERONCA
Aircraft Model: 7AC
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal 
Pax: 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
City: JACKSBORO
State: TENNESSEE

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.


JACKSBORO, Tennessee (WATE) — The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a plane crash in Jacksboro. Campbell County Mayor E.L. Morton confirms the crash was fatal.

The crash took place at the Campbell County Airport, also known as the Col. Tommy C. Stiner Airfield, a sheriff’s office spokesperson said.

According to preliminary information from the National Transportation Security Board, an Aeronca 7AC Champion airplane crashed around 12:15 p.m. on Monday. The plane was taking off from the airport according to the mayor.

The pilot who died in the crash was identified as Jimmy Cole.

The airport is expected to be shut down for some time. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

“We are prayerful for the family of the pilot and we hope to have more information at the conclusion of the FAA and NTSB investigations,” said Morton.

An NTSB investigator is expected to be on the scene late Monday or early Tuesday to document the scene and begin the investigation. A typical NTSB investigation can take 12-24 months to complete and determine a cause, a spokesperson said.

The sheriff’s office is still working to learn more about the crash and keep the site unchanged until the NTSB arrives. WATE 6 On Your Side has a crew on the scene.

Morton added that this is the first crash to happen at the airport since the 1960s.

According to the airport’s website, it is used in a variety of ways, including personal travel on smaller aircraft, business travel, and recreational flying.


November 2016













AIRCRAFT:    1946 Aeronca 7AC, N1478E s/n 7AC 5041                           

ENGINE -      Continental A65-8  s/n  1119918        

PROPELLER –  Sensinich Wood Prop  s/n  AH4029   

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS 
estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information:

ENGINE:   TT   UNKNOWN  SMOH 323.9   as of 11/4/2016     
Last Overhauled in 1993

AIRFRAME:     2404.1 TT   as of 11/04/2016
Times are estimated from log entries

OTHER EQUIPMENT:   No Avionics               

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft broke loose from tie down and struck two other aircraft       

 DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Left/right wings and wing tips damaged, elevators damage  See attached photos  Hidden damage unknown.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Brookhaven Airport,  Brookhaven NY

REMARKS:    Sold AS IS/WHERE IS.  Suggest visual inspection,  Log books prior to 1974 not available.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com

Beechcraft B35 Bonanza, N8741A: Fatal accident occurred August 27, 2022 at French Lick Municipal Airport (KFRH), Orange County, Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances along north side of runway and went into a ravine and caught on fire. 


Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 01:10:00Z
Regis#: N8741A
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
City: FRENCH LICK
State: INDIANA

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.

Robert Charles Flick
March 10, 1944 - August 27, 2022
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Robert Charles Flick, 78, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on August 27th, 2022.

He was born in Lafayette, Indiana on March 10th, 1944 to Eldo and Florence (Spangler) Flick.

Robert married Evangelina Vierneza on April 9th, 1976.

He was preceded in death by his Parents.

Robert was a 1962 graduate of Springs Valley High School. He attended Vincennes University and ultimately completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years, where he served as a hurricane chaser, flew C130’s in the Vietnam war and T39s following the war. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he was a commercial pilot for TWA and American Airline.

He was a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and enjoyed flying, cattle farming, making others smile and manual labor.

Robert is survived by:

Wife - Evangelina Flick of French Lick, Indiana            

(1) Son - John Anthony Flick of Fairview Heights, Illinois
            
(1) Daughter - Elizabeth Lee Nicholson of O’Fallon, Illinois                                    
(3) Grandchildren - Jordan, Benjamin & Gabriella

VISITATION 

Visitation for friends and family will be Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.  

Graveside Services will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com

High Sierra Aerial Trout Planting 2022



For the first time in years, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is using airplanes to drop fish into lakes for a process called fish stocking.

On August 12, the CDFW posted the video titled “High Sierra Aerial Trout Planting 2022” to its YouTube page. The department announced it has been dropping rainbow trout into lakes in six counties. 26 lakes across Plumas, Sierra, Nevada, El Dorado, Amador, and Alpine counties will be filled with thousands of fish. 

In the video, Doug Langley a fish manager from the American River Trout Hatchery said the department is planting fish in these areas “for the people that like to fish remote lakes, that you can’t access by vehicles, to have a fishing opportunity that you don’t normally get.” 

This project is the first aerial planting in five years, according to the video. Spokesman Peter Tira told The Sacramento Bee the department couldn’t use the planes until now because of shutdowns during COVID, plane issues, or that planes were being used in other emergencies across the state. 

Some of the “typically back country lakes” were historically fishless, said Tira. 

In 2010, the department was sued by the Center for Biological Diversity for not properly analyzing how to protect native species in the areas where fish were being planted by CDFW hatcheries. The lawsuit cited the decline of native California amphibians that need fishless, high mountain lakes for survival.

Pre-stocking evaluations are now being done before the department brings hatchery fish into these lakes.

“We don’t just put them anywhere. We make sure these trout won’t present some kind of conflict,” said Tira. 

These lakes aren’t the only waterways being restocked this summer. 

Even more waterways across the state will be planted with catchable-size trout from CDFW hatcheries, according to the department’s 2022 fish planting schedule.

For years, CDFW hatcheries have been dealing with outbreaks caused by naturally occurring bacteria within hatcheries. 

In October, the department announced the Hot Creek trout hatchery faced its second outbreak for the year. The hatchery was able to vaccinate uninfected fish so they could be planted. Vaccinated fish are safe for anglers to catch and eat, according to the press release. 

This year, two Eastern Sierra trout hatcheries saw a decline in the amount of fish they could safely plant. In April, the Fish Springs Hatchery lost all of its trout. Approximately 550,000 fish tested positive for the Lactococcus bacteria and had to be euthanized.




Missing a door?




Hello,

A neighbors' tree has this in it (Westlake Village, California).  It looks like a door from a Aeromarine Merlin ... at least the shape of the window looks like it. 

Hear of anyone losing a door in flight?

Thanks!

Monday, August 29, 2022

Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Kaydet, N66417: Accident occurred August 24, 2022 at Dacy Airport (0C0), Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Otterstrom, Kevin

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

Additional Participating Entities:
Dennis Simms; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; DuPage, Illinois
Jonathon M. Giam; Air Traffic Control

Location: Harvard, Illinois
Accident Number: CEN22LA393
Date and Time: August 24, 2022, 14:30 Local
Registration: N66417
Aircraft: Boeing (Stearman) B75N1
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Boeing (Stearman) 
Registration: N66417
Model/Series: B75N1 
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: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 21.1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Harvard , IL (OCO) 
Destination: Harvard, IL

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: 42.24,-88.37 (est)

Aircraft drifted right and nosed over into field on landing. 

Date: 24-AUG-22
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N66417
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: B75N1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HARVARD
State: ILLINOIS

A pilot was uninjured after his plane rolled over during a crash at an airport near Harvard that left the plane with “substantial” damage, officials said.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

A Boeing B75N1 (N2S-3) Kaydet was attempting to land at Dacy Airport, 22207 Airport Road in unincorporated Harvard.

The plane drifted right and nosed over into a field after landing, the spokesperson said.

The pilot was the only person on the plane at the time. A preliminary report shows he was not injured.

The Harvard Fire Protection District was called to the scene to evaluate the pilot three hours after the crash when the pilot began experiencing a medical issue, according to fire department radio traffic.

It is unknown if paramedics transported him to the hospital.

The plane sustained substantial damage during the accident, according to an FAA report.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the crash.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Charleston International Airport (KCHS), South Carolina




CHARLESTON, South Carolina (WCBD) – A Charleston International Airport flight ran into an unusual delay on the taxiway Saturday night.

Delta passenger John Moroney said his flight from Atlanta landed in Charleston around 7 p.m. Saturday when the pilot announced a delay. 

An alligator was passing across the taxiway.  

The pilot briefly held the plane to let the gator pass.  

Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N132JD: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 in Prue, Osage County, Oklahoma

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA395

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances along the edge of Keystone Lake and sank. 


Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N132JD
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PRUE
State: OKLAHOMA









UPDATE: Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the two people involved in the plane crash and says both are in stable condition.

A 66-year-old man from Collinsville was piloting the plane when it crashed. He was admitted to the hospital in stable condition with internal injuries.

A 19-year-old woman was a passenger in the plane. She was treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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A small yellow plane that crashed in Keystone Lake near Prue, Oklahoma, was recovered on August 28.

Around 1:45 p.m. the plane was completely removed from the water, and onto a boat ramp.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the plane was lifted on a private ramp in Sand Springs near Dotson Road.

The towing company stated that the wings of the plane will need to be removed in order to tow it safely.

On August 27 around 9 a.m., a pilot and passenger were in the plane, flying low.

OHP says it struck a power line which caused them to hit the water.

OHP confirmed there were two in the plane that escaped and were eventually transported.

The pilot has a fractured back but is said to be in stable condition. His passenger was treated and released.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N6SD: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Chamblee, 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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Boggs, Daniel

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

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


Location: Chamblee, Georgia 
Accident Number: ERA22LA390
Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 21:10 Local 
Registration: N6SD
Aircraft: BELL TEXTRON CANADA LTD 505 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BELL TEXTRON CANADA LTD
Registration: N6SD
Model/Series: 505 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
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: KPDK, 979 ft msl
Observation Time: 21:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 11000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chamblee, GA
Destination: Chamblee, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.878513,-84.303846 (est)

Rotorcraft landed and while hover taxiing incurred a tail strike. 

Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N6SD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 505
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

 


ATLANTA — Emergency crews were called to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta Saturday night after a helicopter had a rough landing.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue said a helicopter fell 3 to 4 feet as it had technical issues. Several emergency vehicles were on the runway tending to the rotorcraft, video shows.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter landed safely after experiencing a tail strike around 9:15 p.m.

The two people inside were having issues landing but were able to get out, authorities said. No one was hurt, according to the FAA.

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N915L: Incident occurred August 27, 2022 near Monterey Bay Academy Airport (CA66), Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California



Cardinal Flying Corporation

https://registry.faa.gov/N915L


SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, California (KION-TV) -- Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office confirms a plane has landed at Manresa State Beach.

According to the dispatch center, no one was injured as the plane landed.

State Parks tells KION that the pilot reported engine failure and were attempting to land at Watsonville airport but weren't going to make it. This led to the pilot deciding to land at Manresa State Beach instead.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the incident.

Meanwhile State Parks said they're hoping to get the plane picked up tomorrow but will watch over it overnight.