Friday, February 18, 2022

Cessna 152, N64949: Incident occurred February 15, 2022 at Republic Airport (KFRG), Farmingdale, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale, New York

Aircraft landed and veered off runway into the grass damaging a runway light. 

U S Aviation Group LLC


Date: 15-FEB-22
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N64949
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase:  LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FARMINGDALE
State: NEW YORK

Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion, N5276C: Accident occurred February 10, 2022 at Cherry Ridge Airport (N30), Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

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; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Ani Holding & Equipment Co Inc


Location: Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Accident Number: ERA22LA127
Date and Time: February 10, 2022, 14:30 UTC
Registration: N5276C
Aircraft: Cessna T210N 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91 subpart k: Fractional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5276C
Model/Series: T210N
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: KMPO,1916 ft msl
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4600 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / 26 knots, 250°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 7000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.77 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:  41.515592,-75.25156 (est)




HONESDALE, Pennsylvania (WOLF) — A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon at Cherry Ridge Airport in Honesdale.

Officials tell FOX56 the  Cessna T210N Turbo Centurion was coming in to fuel up. It was snowing and the pilot didn't see the end of the runway.

The plane slipped off the edge of the runway crashing.

The pilot was not seriously hurt.




CHERRY RIDGE, Pennsylvania — A pilot was taken to a hospital after his plane ran off the runway in Wayne County.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cherry Ridge Airport near Honesdale.

Crews said the pilot had minor injuries when an airport mechanic pulled him from the plane.

He was taken to the hospital.

The NTSB will determine what led to the crash.

Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 Islander, N821RR: Accident occurred February 15, 2022 at Culebra Airport (CPX), Puerto Rico

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 Juan, Puerto Rico

Air Charter Inc doing business as Air Flamenco 


Location: Culebra, Puerto Rico
Accident Number: ERA22LA123
Date and Time: February 15, 2022, 09:50 Local 
Registration: N821RR
Aircraft: BRITTEN-NORMAN BN-2A-9 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On February 15, 2022, about 0950 Atlantic standard time, a Britten-Norman BN-2A-9 airplane, N821RR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport (CPX), near Isla de Culebra, Puerto Rico. The pilot receiving instruction, flight instructor, and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated by Air Flamenco conducted as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the pilot, he had recently retired from flying large category transport airplanes. He was recently hired Air Flamenco and had received some ground school training on the BN-2A-9, the company mission, routes, and destinations. The accident occurred on the first landing of his first flight, and it was his first ever landing at the accident airport. The pilot stated that he entered a left downwind for landing on runway 13, and the estimated winds were 090° at 15 to 16 knots. The instructor advised him that his aiming point should be “the grassy area” that preceded the landing threshold. The approach was flown about 80 knots and about 100 ft above the normal flight path, he stated, “the wind was not a factor.” After touchdown the airplane “leaned to the right” and veered off the right side of the runway.

In an interview with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspector, the instructor pilot confirmed this was the first flight with the pilot. Air Flamenco considered CPX a “special airport” because of the short runway and challenging runway environment and that company pilots who flew there participated in a “special” training program for their pilots.

The instructor described a stabilized approach at 70 knots. He said the pilot made a three-point, flat landing, and the airplane turned right almost immediately. When asked, the instructor said it was not a hard landing. In the company flight log for the accident flight, he reported the airplane “experienced strong wind conditions sliding the aircraft off of the runway.” In another company incident report, the instructor stated the nose wheel turned 090° to the right, drifting the aircraft right of the runway and “making it very hard to regain directional control.”

The commercial pilot seated in the back stated it was not a hard landing, but it was “harder than anything he had experienced before at that airport.”

The FAA inspector who responded to the accident site photographed witness marks on the runway, in the grass apron along the wreckage path, and the wreckage itself. The inspector described and his photographs illustrated witness marks consistent with propeller strikes and orange paint transfer marks on the runway. The right propeller blades displayed tip curling and the orange-painted wingtip displayed impact damage and longitudinal scraping and asphalt transfer. The distance between the scars on the runway were consistent with the distance between the propeller spinner and the wingtip. The right main landing gear was mounted to the aft portion of the right engine. The aft portion of the right wing was pushed upward at the wing root which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing.

After the accident, there was some discussion between the flight crew and company mechanics about the nose wheel free-castering system. Postaccident examination of the airplane at the airport by the FAA revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical anomalies with the nose wheel that would have prevented normal operation. The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BRITTEN-NORMAN
Registration: N821RR
Model/Series: BN-2A-9
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Commuter air carrier (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: JNR,38 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /23°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 50°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 10000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: San Juan, PR (TJIG)
Destination: Culebra, PR

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 18.313276,-65.304068 (est)

Diamond DA62, N62DV: Accident occurred February 15, 2022 at Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV), Frederick County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft incurred a propeller strike during a practice rejected takeoff. 

Danbeth LLC


Date: 15-FEB-22
Time: 20:12:00Z
Regis#: N62DV
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA62
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WINCHESTER
State: VIRGINIA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N52438: Incident occurred February 15, 2022 at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (KPHF), Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

Aircraft landed and veered off the runway striking a taxiway light. 

Harel Plumbing & Heating Inc


Date: 15-FEB-22
Time: 17:18:00Z
Regis#: N52438
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: NEWPORT NEWS
State: VIRGINIA