Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Lancair IVP PropJet, N11AW: Incident occurred January 15, 2022; Accident occurred September 24, 2017; Incident occurred October 23, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

January 15, 2022:  Aircraft aborted takeoff and veered off runway into the grass at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (KBHM), Alabama. 


Date: 17-JAN-22
Time: 22:07:00Z
Regis#: N11AW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV PROP JET
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BIRMINGHAM
State: ALABAMA

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA363
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Eagle, CO
Aircraft: LINN LANCAIR IV-PROPJET, registration: N11AW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On September 24, 2017, at 1214 mountain daylight time, a Linn Lancair IV-Propjet, N11AW, experienced a partial loss of engine power and impacted terrain during final approach to runway 25 at Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), Eagle, Colorado. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field about one-mile from the approach end of runway 25 after he was unable to increase engine power above idle. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a test flight that was not operating on a flight plan. The local flight originated at 1204 and was destined to EGE.

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

October 23, 2016:  Aircraft on landing, gear collapsed at Eagle County Regional Airport (KEGE), Colorado.

Date: 23-OCT-16

Time: 19:28:00Z
Regis#: N11AW
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: EAGLE
State: Colorado

Piper PA-28-160, N5276W: Accident occurred January 17, 2022 in Scottsdale, 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. 

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

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona
Piper Aircraft; Phoenix, Arizona 
Lycoming Engines; Phoenix, Arizona

Third Step 2 LLC


Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22LA081
Date and Time: January 17, 2022, 22:56 Local 
Registration: N5276W
Aircraft: Piper PA-28 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On January 17, 2022, about 2256 mountain standard time, a Piper PA-28 airplane, N5276W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Scottsdale, Arizona. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, about halfway through the night cross-country flight, he noticed the engine oil pressure gauge was reading lower than it had been during the flight. Although the engine was running fine, he started to look at the possibilities of gliding to an airport if needed. The pilot decided that he was not in an emergency situation but altered his intended flight path over a mountainous area, to overfly a southbound highway. After passing the highway and nearing the Sky Ranch at Carefree airport (18AZ), the oil pressure dropped to near zero and the pilot initiated an emergency landing. He attempted to activate the lights at 18AZ but was unsuccessful and he continue the flight to Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, which was about 25 miles southeast of his position. Near Fountain Hills, Arizona, the engine noise changed, followed by a decrease in engine power. The pilot said the engine oil pressure gauge indicated zero and he subsequently added full power as he was looking for a place to land. Soon afterwards, the engine made “horrible noises” and quit. The pilot landed the airplane on a narrow graveled road between a chain linked fence and a water canal. The airplane collided with the fence which resulted in substantial damage.

The airplane was relocated to a secure facility for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N5276W
Model/Series: PA-28
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFFZ,1380 ft msl
Observation Time: 22:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 6 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Henderson, NV (HND)
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.564332,-111.78806 (est)

Bell 205A-1, N502HQ: Accident occurred January 15, 2022 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego 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 Diego, California


Location: El Cajon, California
Accident Number: ANC22LA014
Date and Time: January 15, 2022, 14:00 Local
Registration: N502HQ
Aircraft: Bell 205A-1
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N502HQ
Model/Series: 205A-1
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSEE, 387 ft msl
Observation Time: 01:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 32.78273,-116.84083 

Van's RV-4, N2275S: Incident occurred January 14, 2022 at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC), New Haven County, Connecticut

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Bradley

Aircraft was taxiing and a gust of wind flipped on its nose incurring a propeller strike. 


Date: 14-JAN-22
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N2275S
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV4
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: OXFORD
State: CONNECTICUT

Beechcraft A24R Sierra, N52LV: Incident occurred January 15, 2022 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft performed an uncommanded 180° turn striking Mooney M20C Ranger, N5738Q and Piper PA-28R-180, N4534J. 


Date: 15-JAN-22
Time: 15:10:00Z
Regis#: N52LV
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: MIAMI
State: FLORIDA

Airbus A321, N130AN: Incidents occurred January 17, 2022 and July 05, 2018

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

January 17, 2022:  Aircraft struck a bird during departure damaging nose cone at Orlando International Airport (KMCO),Orange County, Florida.

American Airlines


Date: 17-JAN-22
Time: 11:31:00Z
Regis#: N130AN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL1729
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles International Airport - Certificate Management Office

July 05, 2018:  Aircraft was at gate when it sustained a rudder strike by an inbound aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), California. 

American Airlines 

Date: 06-JUL-18
Time: 04:46:00Z
Regis#: N130AN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL162
City: LOS ANGELES
State: CALIFORNIA

Rans S-7S, N828S: Accident occurred January 16, 2022 near Winnemucca Municipal Airport (KWMC), Humboldt County, Nevada









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; Reno, Nevada

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Accident Number: ANC22LA013
Date and Time: January 16, 2022, 06:50 Local 
Registration: N828S
Aircraft: LEACH MICHAEL RANS S7S 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEACH MICHAEL 
Registration: N828S
Model/Series: RANS S7S 
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:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWMC, 4314 ft msl 
Observation Time: 08:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 40.901835,-117.79417 

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N736YY: Incident occurred January 16, 2022 at Bend Municipal Airport KBDN), Deschutes County, Oregon

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing. 

Bend Aircraft Mechanics LLC


Date: 16-JAN-22
Time: 18:45:00Z
Regis#: N736YY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEND
State: OREGON

Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, N851SR: Incidents occurred January 16, 2022 and March 27, 2021

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 16, 2022:  Aircraft landed gear up at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Davila Associates


Date: 16-JAN-22
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N851SR
Aircraft Make: PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SAN JUAN
State: PUERTO RICO

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

March 27, 2021:  Aircraft landed gear up at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE), Lake County, Florida.

Progressive Aerodyne Inc


Date: 27-MAR-21
Time: 20:18:00Z
Regis#: N851SR
Aircraft Make: PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE
Aircraft Model: SEAREY
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEESBURG
State: FLORIDA

Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage, N646CA: Accident occurred January 14, 2022 at Dimmit County Airport (KCZT), Carrizo Springs, Texas









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 Antonio, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket

Single Windmill Ranch LLC


Location: Carrizo Springs, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA105
Date and Time: January 14, 2022, 15:45 Local
Registration: N646CA
Aircraft: Piper PA 46-350P
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N646CA
Model/Series: PA 46-350P 
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: 28.52225,99.823639 (est)

Sonex Waiex B, N21YX: Incident occurred January 16, 2022 at Abilene Regional Airport (KABI), Taylor County, Texas

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

Aircraft was conducting a high speed taxi down the runway and veered off runway striking a taxiway sign. 


Date: 16-JAN-22
Time: 19:26:00Z
Regis#: N21YX
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: WAIEX B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: ABILENE
State: TEXAS

Rutan Long-EZ, N365DB: Incident occurred January 14, 2022 at Jack Brooks Regional Airport (KBPT), Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Rutan Aircraft Flying Museum 


Date: 14-JAN-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N365DB
Aircraft Make: RUTAN
Aircraft Model: LONGEZ
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BEAUMONT
State: TEXAS

Piper PA22-150, N6916D: Accident occurred January 14, 2022 near Lamesa Municipal Airport (KLUV), Dawson County, Texas

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; Lubbock, Texas


Location: Lamesa, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA108
Date and Time: January 14, 2022, 19:35 Local 
Registration: N6916D
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N6916D
Model/Series: PA-22-150 
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: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.7376,101.951 (est)







DAWSON COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - A 70-year-old man has only minor injuries after crashing a small plane in a desolate area in West Texas.

The crash happened on the evening of January 13, 2022, about 15 miles east of Lamesa, Texas. It was around 7:30 p.m. when the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office received the call.

The Lubbock Civil Air Patrol reports it was alerted to a missing plane on Jan. 14. The pilot, 70-year-old Dennis Harrington, walked to a distant road to get help. The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office found him, but Harrington could not tell them where the plane crashed.

Sgt. Steven Blanco with DPS says Harrington was able to look up a map on his cell phone before he lost reception and knew the closest major roadway was Hwy. 180. He was able to call for help. He reported he lost control of the plane. He was flying from Addison, Texas to Hobbs, NM and was trying to land at the Lamesa airport to refuel.

Dawson County Sheriff Matt Hogg says a deputy, one person from EMS and one person from Fire drove on Hwy. 180, then began walking north to the last known location of the plane. Sheriff Hogg says the team reported they walked about 3.5 miles before finding Harrington. He was taken to the Medical Arts Hospital in Lamesa and had minor injuries.

Civil Air Patrol Commander Kyle Vernon says Harrington walked South for two hours over the rough terrain with steep drop-offs. The sun had already set when the plane crashed.

Because of the high winds and blowing dirt in the area, DPS could not use its helicopter to help find the crashed plane. DPS reports the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department, EMS and Fire were able to find the plane the next day with the help of the Lubbock Civil Air Patrol.

A ground-team member from Lubbock used a personal drone and was able to find the downed plane in a single flight, which helped the team eliminate 40 percent of the search area.

The plane was found around sunset.


LAMESA, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety said a pilot suffered minor injuries in a plane crash Friday evening along the Dawson/Borden county line, 15 miles east of Lamesa.

“The pilot was flying from Addison … to Hobbs,” DPS said. “The pilot was attempting to land at the Lamesa Municipal Airport to refuel. While descending the pilot lost control of the plane and crash landed.”

DPS said there were high winds at the time. The pilot was identified as Dennis Harrington, 70, of Hobbs. The plane was described as a Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer.

North American AT-6C Texan, N16JG: Accident occurred January 16, 2022 at Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas











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 Antonio, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: San Antonio, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA101
Date and Time: January 16, 2022, 09:23 Local 
Registration: N16JG
Aircraft: North American AT-6C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American 
Registration: N16JG
Model/Series: AT-6C 
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:
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Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
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Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 29.336981,-98.471044




Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair SH-2R, N99WR: Incident occurred January 15, 2022 at Fall City Airport (1WA6), King County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed and ran off the end of the runway into mud. 


Date: 15-JAN-22
Time: 23:21:00Z
Regis#: N99WR
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: SH-2R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FALL CITY
State: WASHINGTON

Piper PA-24-180 Comanche, N6620P: Incident occurred January 16, 2022 in Casco, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 


Date: 16-JAN-22
Time: 17:28:00Z
Regis#: N6620P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA24
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: CASCO
State: WISCONSIN