Wednesday, January 12, 2022

North American SNJ-6 Texan, N3639F: Incidents occurred January 11, 2022 and October 16, 2020

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

January 11, 2022:  Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.


Date: 11-JAN-22
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N3639F
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: SNJ-6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OLATHE
State: KANSAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

October 16, 2020:  Aircraft landed and gear collapsed.

Date: 16-OCT-20
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N3639F
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: SNJ6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: OLATHE
State: KANSAS

Cessna 177B, N1333C: Accident occurred January 11, 2022 at Wahoo Municipal Airport (KAHQ), Saunders County, Nebraska

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; Lincoln, Nebraska

DT Air LLC


Location: Wahoo, Nebraska
Accident Number: CEN22LA099
Date and Time: January 11, 2022, 16:00 Local
Registration: N1333C
Aircraft: Cessna 177B 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1333C
Model/Series: 177B 
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: 15:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Omaha, NE (MLE)
Destination: Wahoo, NE

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 41.240608,96.594555 (est)

Eurocopter EC 135P2+, N531LN: Accident occurred January 11, 2022 in Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Air Methods Corporation

LifeNet


Date: 11-JAN-22
Time: 14:19:00Z
Regis#: N531LN
Aircraft Make: EUROCOPTER
Aircraft Model: EC135
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: AIR METHODS
Flight Number: LIFENET81
City: DREXEL HILL
State: PENNSYLVANIA



Danial Moore 


PHILADELPHIA -- The pilot credited for a miraculous crash landing in Pennsylvania was released from the hospital Sunday to a heroes welcome of first responders and family members, thankful he's alive.

Danial Moore was piloting the medical helicopter Tuesday. He had a two month old patient on board he was transporting from Hagerstown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The chopper crashed in front of Drexel Hill United Methodist Church.

"I had God as my co-pilot that day and we took on the care of the crew and when we landed in his front yard so that's kind of nice," said Moore as he was released from Penn Presbyterian Hospital.

He says his memory is in pieces. He remembers his medic taking the two month old infant to safety and he remembers his flight nurse dragging him away from the burning helicopter. If there's one thing he knows for certain, however, that landing was a miracle.

Though hailed as a hero, he's giving credit to everyone else.

"I want to thank those firefighters and I want to thank all the first responders that showed up that day, and the every day heroes, the Uber driver and all those folks that were running toward the burning helicopter rather than away from it," he said.

"What happened that day was nothing short of a miracle," said Moore's fiancé, Gail Miller. "They survived. There's a very low chance of actually surviving a helicopter crash, to have four people survive a helicopter crash is virtually unheard of."

Moore, a pilot of 27 years avoided the church, powerlines, and people as he landed. Despite the mangled aircraft, everyone on board was safe. Moore was the only one seriously injured with fractured ribs, sternum, and vertebrae, among other injuries.

"I'm just glad to be here and I'm glad I got my crew back alive," he said.

An ambulance is taking Moore back to his home in Virginia. He's being escorted by Baltimore police.



Daniel Moore
~



Preliminary information suggests a medical helicopter that crashed while carrying an infant girl and three others in Delaware County went down as a result of an accident, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Flight data shows the EC135 helicopter was heading in a “laser-straight course line” at a steady speed and altitude until it reached the Drexel Hill area of Upper Darby Township, where witness and video evidence “describes the helicopter maneuvering erratically” before it crashed in front of a church Tuesday afternoon, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Brian Rayner said.

NBC10 obtained Ring video showing the crash.

On the flight were the girl, the pilot, identified by a family member as Daniel Moore, a flight medic and a nurse, Rayner said. Moore was “seriously” injured, but the others were uninjured, he said. The girl was taken to CHOP by ambulance after the incident.

“Right now, this is strictly a safety investigation. All the evidence we have at this point supports an accident,” Rayner said.

Rayner said Moore is currently unable to speak to investigators as he continues to recover.

"His medical condition precludes him from speaking to us any time in the immediate future," Rayner said. "He's doing well. His prognosis was good but he's very uncomfortable."

Moore's father told NBC10 his son suffered substantial injuries to his ribs, spine and chest and will undergo surgery on Thursday.

The flight was heading to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and coming from Chambersburg, a borough in southcentral Pennsylvania that is located west of where the crash happened, he added.

Emergency officials at the scene said the four people aboard were able to escape the wreckage before firefighters and police arrived.

“While it looks very dramatic and there is clearly significant damage, the occupiable space inside the aircraft is remarkably intact,” Rayner said.

The helicopter came down next to the front steps of the Drexel Hill United Methodist Church. At the time of the crash, there were children at a daycare inside the church, Upper Darby Fire Department Chief Derrick Sawyer said.

The church appeared to be spared any damage in the immediate aftermath of the crash, as did numerous houses across the street.

Vickie Porter and Nicole Razzi were working at an office nearby when they heard what Porter described as “an ungodly noise.” Their boss shouted that a helicopter had crashed, at which point some of the workers ran to the scene.

Porter saw a man in what appeared to be hazardous materials suit, who may have been on the aircraft at the time it plunged, taking people out of the chopper.

“When it first went, there was nothing but smoke and fire, and then all of a sudden it cleared. You could see the hazmat guy. They saw the gasoline pouring out of it. How that thing did not explode is beyond me,” Porter said.

Alexa Sheeran, who lives a few houses from the church, snapped a picture of the frantic moments after the crash.

Sheeran’s photo shows a woman cradling what appears to be the baby as she runs away from the wreckage. Others, including an off-duty EMT, also ran to help.

Upper Darby Police Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said he was surprised the crash wasn’t as bad as he initially feared.

“I expected a complete catastrophe. You think fire, explosions, you know, injuries. And when I got here, to my surprise it wasn’t as bad as I expected,” he said.

Rayner said he was confident investigators would be able to piece together what happened after looking at the helicopter’s flight data and talking to the people onboard.

Wednesday evening, crews removed the wreckage and moved it to a location in Delaware for a more detailed examination, a tedious process that officials say may take up to a year.

Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six, N475RT: Incident occurred January 11, 2022 on Edisto Island, South Carolina

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

Aircraft declared mayday and landed in a field. 

Seasky27 Productions LLC 


Date: 11-JAN-22
Time: 17:47:00Z
Regis#: N475RT
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: EDISTO ISLAND
State: SOUTH CAROLINA







EDISTO ISLAND, South Carolina (WCBD) – A small plane made an emergency landing near Edisto Island on Tuesday afternoon after it began to experience engine problems.

Chief Larry Garvin with the St. Paul Fire District told News 2 oil from the plane’s engine started to blow out of the engine compartment shortly after takeoff. The plane was enroute to Florida.

Chief Garvin said the pilot started to look for a safe plan to make an emergency landing. He landed the plane in a field behind King’s Farm Market off Highway 174 on Edisto Island.

The plane landed upright, but the wing hit a post during the landing, officials said.

Only the pilot was on board the plane at the time. That person was not injured.

Piper PA-28-181, N4403P: Incident occurred January 07, 2022 at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aircraft struck a bird. 

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Phoenix Inc


Date: 07-JAN-22
Time: 21:18:00Z
Regis#: N4403P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: PHOENIX
State: ARIZONA

Van's RV-7, N357WB: Incident occurred January 08, 2022 in Denver, Colorado

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 

5Guys Aviation LLC


Date: 08-JAN-22
Time: 16:50:00Z
Regis#: N357WB
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV7
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: DENVER
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-24-250 Comanche, N7562P: Incident occurred January 07, 2022 at Grand Junction Regional Airport (KGJT), Mesa County, Colorado

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

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 07-JAN-22
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N7562P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: GRAND JUNCTION
State: COLORADO

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N80641: Incident occurred January 07, 2022 at Treasure Coast International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida St. Lucie County, Florida

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

Aircraft landed in the grass to the left of the runway. 

Missionary Flight Training Inc


Date: 07-JAN-22
Time: 19:54:00Z
Regis#: N80641
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT PIERCE
State: FLORIDA

Robinson R44 Raven II, N220SW: Incident occurred January 10, 2022 at Carmi Municipal Airport (KCUL), White County, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois

Rotorcraft struck a power line on landing.  

SDW LLC


Date: 10-JAN-22
Time: 00:40:00Z
Regis#: N220SW
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CARMI
State: ILLINOIS

Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee Warrior II, N8383V: Incident occurred January 08, 2022 at Jackson County Airport (KJXN), Michigan

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; East Michigan

Aircraft landed and veered off runway striking a runway light. 

H&M Air LLC


Date: 08-JAN-22
Time: 16:25:00Z
Regis#: N8383V
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: JACKSON
State: MICHIGAN

Aviat A-1B Husky, N521AM: Incident occurred January 08, 2022 at Hudson Valley Regional Airport (KPOU), Dutchess County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft landed, bounced and veered off runway.  

Stick and Rudder LLC


Date: 08-JAN-22
Time: 17:12:00Z
Regis#: N521AM
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A-1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: POUGHKEEPSIE
State: NEW YORK