Saturday, February 19, 2022

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N8414N: Incident occurred February 19, 2022 in Clay County, Indiana

Aerolake Aero Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N8414N
 


CLAY COUNTY, Indiana (WTHI) - A small plane made an emergency landing in Clay County on Saturday afternoon. This happened at 46 and 59 in a field north of 200 West.

Michael Lehmkuhl of Minnesota tells us he was flying from Air Lake Airport in Minnesota and heading to Bloomington. He tells us he was going on an errand to pick up a bicycle for his friend. 

While in the air, he says when he was transitioning into landing when he ended up having a problem with the engine. The engine began losing power quickly, but it was not a complete engine failure.

Lehmkuhl was the only one on the plane. He has no injuries.

He says he is thankful to be on the ground safe and sound.

"Luckily, pilots are trained to deal with these kinds of situations," he said. "I never thought I would have to use that part of my training... But very quickly the training kicks in and you think 'I'm going to land here somewhere and figure out how to get the plane down safely."

Lehmkuhl has been a pilot for 10 years. He says he wants to thank all of his flight instructors for preparing him for an unexpected moment like this one.





CLAY COUNTY, Indiana – A plane made an emergency landing near State Road 46 and 200 West on Saturday afternoon.

According to a Clay County Sheriff Deputy, no injuries have been reported.

A statement from the Federal Aviation Administration said,

“A Piper PA-28 conducted an emergency landing in a field about nine miles southeast of Terre Haute International Hulman Field Airport at approximately 1:57 p.m. local time today. Only the pilot was onboard. The FAA will investigate.”

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N197TA: Incident occurred February 17, 2022 at John Wayne Airport (KSNA), Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

Aircraft landed and while taxiing struck a runway marker.  

Van Bortel Aircraft Inc


Date: 17-FEB-22
Time: 16:32:00Z
Regis#: N197TA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA ANA
State: CALIFORNIA

Boeing 737-900, N821DN: Incident occurred February 17, 2022 at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (KMSP), Minnesota

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

Aircraft landed and reported damage to right engine cowling due to a bird strike. 

Delta Air Lines


Date: 17-FEB-22
Time: 14:03:00Z
Regis#: N821DN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL2192
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Robinson R44 II, N929WA: Accident occurred February 17, 2022 in White Plains, Westchester County, New York

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; Farmingdale, New York

Wings Air Helicopters LLC


Location: White Plains, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA135
Date and Time: February 17, 2022, 10:00 Local
Registration: N929WA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY R44 II
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER COMPANY
Registration: N929WA
Model/Series: R44 II 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: HPN,367 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / 18 knots,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: New York, NY (6N5)
Destination: White Plains, NY

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 41.066953,-73.707566 

Pitts S-1T Special, N731FL: Accident occurred February 17, 2022 at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH), Spring, Harris 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; Houston, Texas


Location: Spring, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA123
Date and Time: February 17, 2022, 14:48 Local
Registration: N731FL
Aircraft: Pitts S-1T 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 17, 2022, about 1448 central standard time, a Pitt S-1T, N731FL, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH), Spring, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that after departure from DWH he noticed that engine power was not responding to throttle movements. The pilot turned back toward DWH and entered a left downwind to Runway 35L. During the base turn, after turning the ignition switch off, the pilot executed a forced landing. Due to higher than anticipated headwinds, the airplane landed prior to Runway 35L and impacted instrument landing system structures, which resulted in damaged to both wings and fuselage. The airplane was retained for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Pitts 
Registration: N731FL
Model/Series: S-1T 
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: KDWH,152 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 15 knots, 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.9 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Houston, TX (DWH)
Destination: Houston, TX (DWH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious 
Latitude, Longitude: 30.053099,-95.551847 (est)



Klein Volunteer Fire Department - 

At just after 2pm this afternoon, Klein Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to Hooks Airport for an aircraft emergency. There was a single-engine aircraft that ran off the runway with 1 person on board. The individual was transported in stable condition.

Units that made location were DC35, DC36, E37, E38, E33, and Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare.

Bell UH-1H Iroquois, N72297: Fatal accident occurred February 16, 2022 in Coalinga, Fresno 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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

American Ag Aviation Inc doing business as American West Aviation 


Location: Coalinga, California
Accident Number: WPR22FA098
Date and Time: February 16, 2022, 21:30 Local
Registration: N72297
Aircraft: Bell UH-1H
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On February 16, 2022, about 2130 Pacific standard time, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, N72297, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Coalinga, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. 

According to the supervisor of the ground crew, who supported the operation, the pilot planned to spray product over five separate parcels of land. He arrived at the first location about 1800. He completed the first two locations and stopped spraying the third location when the wind increased. He over flew the fourth location, stated to the ground crew that it would be done on the following the day, then departed the area without announcing his intentions. The last communication that the ground crew had with the pilot occurred about 2138 and involved a question about the wind. When the helicopter did not arrive at the fifth location, and did not respond to radio calls, the supervisor alerted his employer, and called 911. An alert notification was issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. The helicopter was located about 0300 by a search airplane.

The helicopter came to rest on its left side, in an orchard, located about 6 miles southeast of his last observed position, and close to an establishment where the pilot was known to take breaks. The orchard was at an elevation of about 385 ft mean sea level, and consisted of trees, spaced about 15 ft apart at a height of about 12 ft. An area of disturbed ground and felled trees extended back from the helicopter about 120 ft, on a bearing of 170°magnetic. All major components of the helicopter were with the wreckage or in the debris path. A large set of power transmission lines were near the vicinity of the wreckage but were not disturbed.

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

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell
Registration: N72297
Model/Series: UH-1H 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KNLC,234 ft msl 
Observation Time: 21:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 260°
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: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 36.29256,-120.24516

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. 

Lancair 320, N73S: Incidents occurred February 12, 2022 and July 20, 2018

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

February 12, 2022:  Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a golf course in Moorpark, Ventura County, California.


Date: 12-FEB-22
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N73S
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MOORPARK
State: CALIFORNIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska 

July 20, 2018: Gear up landing at Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

Date: 20-JUL-18
Time: 20:24:00Z
Regis#: N73S
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LANCAIR 320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA




Joby Aero JAS4-2, N542AJ: Accident occurred February 16, 2022 in Jolon, Monterey 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 traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entities: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Santa Jose, California
Joby Aviation; Santa Cruz, California

Joby Aero Inc


Location: Jolon, California
Accident Number: DCA22FA082
Date and Time: February 16, 2022, 09:58 Local 
Registration: N542AJ
Aircraft: JOBY AERO INC JAS4-2
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Flight test

On February 16, 2022, at 09:58 am pacific standard time (PST), a Joby Aviation JAS4-2 experimental aircraft, N542AJ, experienced a component failure over an uninhabited area near Jolon, California. There were no injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was operating as a developmental flight test under the provisions of 14 CFR part 91, utilizing an experimental category special airworthiness certificate under 14 CFR part 21.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JOBY AERO INC 
Registration: N542AJ
Model/Series: JAS4-2 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Certificate of authorization or waiver (COA)
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: Jolon, CA
Destination: Jolon, CA 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A 
Latitude, Longitude: 35.9708,-121.176 (est)

Flying-Taxi Startup Joby Slumps After Test-Flight Accident
  • Aircraft was remotely piloted; company says no one was injured
  • NTSB investigating after plane suffered ‘substantial damage’
Joby Aviation Inc., a startup vying to be among the first to fly a new class of electric air taxis, said one of its aircraft was involved in an accident, sending the shares tumbling.

The February 16 incident involved a remotely piloted prototype at the company’s test base in California, according to a regulatory filing. There were no injuries, the company said without detailing the specifics of the accident.

“Experimental flight test programs are intentionally designed to determine the limits of aircraft performance, and accidents are unfortunately a possibility,” Joby said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident, which resulted in “substantial damage” to the aircraft, spokesman Peter Knudson said. The NTSB’s authority to investigate all aviation accidents includes most serious drone crashes.

Joby said in the filing that it’s supporting authorities in an investigation.

Joby is one of several startups building electric aircraft that take off vertically like helicopters and then fly like small planes once in the air. Joby is seeking regulatory authorization to fly with an onboard pilot its five-seat air taxi, which has a maximum range of 150 miles (241 kilometers) and a top speed of 200 mph (322 kph).

The accident could complicate Joby’s effort to win approval for the ground-breaking plane, which has already made more than 1,000 successful flights. The startup has said it expects to receive authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration and fly its aircraft commercially by 2024.

The flight test involving the accident was not for FAA credit, Morgan Stanley analyst Kristine Liwag wrote in a research note. The company has a second aircraft with which it will likely continue test flights.

Door Still Open

“In our view, the accident with the Joby aircraft does not close the door on FAA certification,” Liwag said. “However, the cause of the accident must be understood.”

Aerospace is a “difficult technical industry,” Liwag said. The analyst highlighted that General Dynamics Corp.’s Gulfstream unit suffered an accident in 2011 during test flights of its G650 jet. That plane went on to be one of private aviation’s most successful and profitable aircraft. The Gulfstream crash killed four employees.

“This execution risk highlights why we have such a wide range of outcomes for Joby considering the nascency of the industry,” said Liwag, who rates the stock the equivalent of a buy. 

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6493M: Accident occurred February 16, 2022 at Palm Beach County Glades Airport (KPHK), Pahokee, Florida

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; South Florida


Location: Pahokee, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA128
Date and Time: February 16, 2022, 11:10 Local
Registration: N6493
Aircraft: Stinson 108 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson 
Registration: N6493
Model/Series: 108 3 
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: KPBI,21 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 32 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3100 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 19 knots / 24 knots, 100°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.38 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Pahokee, FL 
Destination: Pahokee, FL

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: 26.782932,-80.693092

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N9258C: Incident occurred February 16, 2022 at Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aircraft landed hard and incurred a propeller strike.  

Back Forty Flying Club Inc


Date: 16-FEB-22
Time: 02:55:00Z
Regis#: N9258C
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: LEXINGTON
State: KENTUCKY

Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N114BR: Accident occurred February 16, 2022 in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina

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; Greensboro, North Carolina Location: Washington, North Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA130
Date and Time: February 16, 2022, 14:45 Local
Registration: N114BR
Aircraft: Piper PA32R Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N114BR
Model/Series: PA32R 300 
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: KOCW,37 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1.5 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 5500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.55 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Washington, NC 
Destination: Washington, NC

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: 35.570472,-77.049806

Beech V35 Bonanza, N62EM: Incident occurred February 16, 2022 at Lancaster County Airport (KLKR), South Carolina

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing. 


Date: 16-FEB-22
Time: 19:34:00Z
Regis#: N62EM
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LANCASTER
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Grob G 120TP: Incident occurred February 09, 2022 at Buckeye Municipal Airport (KBXK), Maricopa County, Arizona

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

Aircraft landed hard.  

Date: 09-FEB-22
Time: 22:24:00Z
Aircraft Make: GROB
Aircraft Model: G 120TP
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BUCKEYE
State: ARIZONA

Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N66003: Incident occurred February 15, 2022 at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB), Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft float gear collapsed on landing. 

Water Wings LLC


Date: 15-FEB-22
Time: 15:05:00Z
Regis#: N66003
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DE KALB
State: ILLINOIS

Boeing 737-800, N344PP: Incident occurred February 15, 2022 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), New York, New York

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

Aircraft aborted takeoff after two blown tires and left wing and fuselage were damaged. 

American Airlines


Date: 15-FEB-22
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N344PP
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
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: AAL2829
City: NEW YORK
State: NEW YORK