Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Raytheon Hawker 800XP, N99AP: Accident occurred February 21, 2022 at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (KASE), Colorado

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; Denver, Colorado
Wing Aviation Group; Florida 
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas 
Honeywell; Phoenix, Arizona 

Roper Aviation LLC


Location: Aspen, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22LA130
Date and Time: February 21, 2022, 11:33 Local 
Registration: N99AP
Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY HAWKER 800XP
Injuries: 6 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

On February 21, 2022, at 1133 mountain daylight time, a Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP airplane, N99AP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Aspen, Colorado. The two pilots and four passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

According to the captain’s statement, before departure, the airplane and runway were clear of any contaminants, all pre-takeoff checks were normal, and the flaps were set to 15°. During the takeoff clearance for runway 33, the air traffic control tower reported the wind was from 160° at 16 knots, gusting to 25 knots, and the instantaneous wind was from 180° at 10 knots. The captain performed a static takeoff, and the first officer made all of the callouts; airspeed alive, 80 knots, V1, and rotate. At rotation speed, the captain applied back pressure on the yoke; however, the airplane would not become airborne. The captain reported, “the yoke did not have any air resistance or any pressure on it as we experience normally in Hawkers (the weight and pressure on the yoke felt the same as though the airplane was stationary on [the] ground).” After a few seconds and without any indication the airplane would take off, the captain aborted the takeoff.

The captain reduced the engines to idle, deployed the thrust reversers, and applied the brakes. The airplane subsequently departed the end of the runway into the snow. The captain secured the airplane and assisted in the evacuation of the passengers.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Registration: N99AP
Model/Series: HAWKER 800XP 
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: KASE,7720 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /-9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3600 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 25 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.61 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Aspen, CO 
Destination: Austin, TX (AUS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 4 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 39.232582,-106.87346 (est)




The pilot of a departing private jet that crashed off the end of the Aspen-Pitkin County airport runway last month told federal investigators the plane “would not become airborne” before he aborted the takeoff.

That’s according to a National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report, which also says the runway was clear February 21, pre-flight checks on the Hawker 800XP jet were normal and the wind was at 16 knots gusting to 25 knots.

“At rotation speed, the captain applied back pressure on the yoke; however the airplane would not become airborne,” according to the report. “The captain reported, ‘the yoke did not have any air resistance or any pressure on it as we experience normally in Hawkers (the weight and pressure on the yoke felt the same as though the airplane was stationary on [the] ground).’”

“Rotation speed” is the flight computer’s calculation of the speed necessary to lift off, said Dan Bartholomew, Aspen-Pitkin County airport director. The yoke is the control column or wheel used to pilot an aircraft.

“After a few seconds and without any indication the airplane would take off, the captain aborted the takeoff,” according to the NTSB report. “The captain reduced the engines, deployed the thrust reversers and applied the brakes. The airplane subsequently departed the end of the runway into the snow. The captain secured the airplane and assisted in the evacuation of the passengers.”

The four passengers and two pilots onboard the plane, which was traveling from Aspen to Austin, Texas, about 11:30 a.m., were not injured. The plane, however, sustained significant damage and required a crane to be extracted from the snow bank.

Bartholomew said the preliminary report doesn’t necessarily indicate mechanical failure and that other factors, such as a wind gust, might have played a role in the incident.

“That report doesn’t get into the cause,” he said. “It’s just the facts at this point. It’s hard to say (what caused the crash). Anything’s open right now.”

The NTSB’s final report on the incident can take months to be released.

The incident closed the Aspen-Pitkin County airport for nearly nine hours on Presidents Day, a busy travel day.



Robinson R44 Raven I, N544SB: Accident occurred February 19, 2022 near Miami Beach, 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

HD Aviation Services LLC


Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA131
Date and Time: February 19, 2022, 13:10 Local
Registration: N544SB
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R44 Injuries: 3 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 19, 2022, at 1310 eastern standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N544SB, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Miami Beach, Florida. The pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

The pilot reported that he had departed a helipad in Marathon, Florida and was returning along the coastline to his base airport of North Perry Airport (HWO), Hollywood, Florida. As the flight path began paralleling the South Miami Beach area over water, a sudden violent shaking and vibration was experienced, which was followed by a loss of engine power and a low rotor RPM warning light and horn.
The pilot attempted to increase power at the initiation of the abnormal vibration, however, he realized the engine had lost power and initiated an autorotation. Subsequently, he maneuvered toward an area of shallow water between two groups of people and the helicopter impacted water about 10 seconds after the abnormal vibration began. The pilot assisted his passengers in evacuating the helicopter, and they received additional assistance from beachgoers to reach the beach.

The pilot recalled that he was flying about 420ft to 450ft above ground level about 85-95 knots when the vibration and loss of engine power occurred. Prior to the loss of power, the helicopter had been functioning normally without issue.

A Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the helicopter at the accident site and recovery facility. The fuselage, tail boom, and tail rotor sustained substantial damage. One main rotor blade remained intact with little damage and the other had fractured about its midspan. The helicopter contained fuel and oil. There were no obvious external abnormalities observed with the engine.

The wreckage was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ROBINSON HELICOPTER
Registration: N544SB
Model/Series: R44 NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: MIA,29 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Marathon, FL (NONE)
Destination: Hollywood, FL (HWO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 25.77816,-80.126859

Silverlight AR-1KC, N65PC: Accident occurred February 20, 2022 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ), 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; Tampa, Florida

Baby Bird Aviation LLC


Location: Sarasota, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA134
Date and  Time: February 20, 2022, 14:45 Local
Registration: N65PC
Aircraft: SPANGENBERG AR-1KC 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 20, 2022, about 1445 eastern standard time, an experimental amateur-built AR1KC gyrocopter, N65PC, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Sarasota, Florida. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The gyrocopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that during the takeoff roll she felt a severe vibration just prior to becoming airborne. She immediately aborted the takeoff and reduced power with aft cyclic still applied. The gyrocopter entered a steep nose high attitude and the main rotors flapped and struck the top of the vertical stabilizer. The gyrocopter went off the left side of the runway and landed hard, which resulted in substantial damage to the rudder. The pilot also reported that the nose wheel separated from the gyrocopter and was found in the middle of the runway.

Post-accident visual examination of the nosewheel revealed it separated at a weld point. It was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SPANGENBERG 
Registration: N65PC
Model/Series: AR-1KC 
Aircraft Category: Gyroplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: SRQ,30 ft msl 
Observation Time: 19:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.19 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sarasota, FL
Destination: Sarasota, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 27.395444,-82.554389

Bell 47G-4A, N1342X: Incident occurred February 19, 2022 in Titusville, Brevard County, Florida

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

Rotorcraft made a hard landing in a field. 

Valiant Air Command Inc


Date: 19-FEB-22
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N1342X
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 47G
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TITUSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Shortfield Explorer, N141E: Accident occurred February 18, 2022 at Coeur d'Alene Airport (KCOE), Kootenai 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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA104
Date and Time: February 18, 2022, 16:50 Local
Registration: N141E
Aircraft: CHRISTOPHER P GAGE SHORTFIELD EXPLORER
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHRISTOPHER P GAGE 
Registration: N141E
Model/Series: SHORTFIELD EXPLORER 
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
KCOE Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 230°
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 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.772619,-116.81682

Taylorcraft BC12-65, N36430: Accident occurred February 18, 2022 in Murphy, Owyhee 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.

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

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


Location: Murphy, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA103
Date and Time: February 18, 2022, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N36430
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-65 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft
Registration: N36430
Model/Series: BC12-65
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMAN,2537 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.215,-116.54833

Ryan Navion A, N5042K: Accident occurred February 20, 2022 in Livingston, Madison 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. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saint Ann, Missouri


Location: Livingston, Illinois
Accident Number: CEN22LA128
Date and Time: February 20, 2022, 11:15 Local 
Registration: N5042K
Aircraft: Ryan L17
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On February 20, 2022, about 1115 central daylight time, a Ryan L-17B airplane, N5042K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Livingston, Illinois. The private pilot, the flight instructor, and the passenger sustained no injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 training flight.

The pilot reported the purpose of the flight was to practice various flight maneuvers. The airplane departed at 0943, the training was successfully performed, and was enroute back to the departure airport. About halfway back to the airport, the pilot noticed the engine was “running rough.” The pilot proceeded to lean the mixture to correct the problem, and he then noticed that the manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge was “pegged.” The pilot continued to lean the mixture, he adjusted the throttle, and no response was received from his inputs. The airplane began to lose altitude and the pilot performed a forced landing to a flat muddy field. During the rollout, the nose wheel turned left in the mud, the airplane spun around, both wings and the propeller impacted the ground, and the airplane came to rest upright. The three occupants were able to egress from the airplane without further incident.

The flight instructor, who is also a mechanic, reported that when the engine was “running rough,” he tried to lean the mixture with no response. He also observed that the manifold pressure/fuel flow gauge indicated that the fuel flow needle had advanced passed the red line into the manifold pressure side of the gauge. He additionally reported that the throttle had no response and he assumed that the fuel control unit had a mechanical issue.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The airplane is pending recovery from the field for a future examination of the airframe and the Continental Motors IO-520Bengine. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ryan 
Registration: N5042K
Model/Series: L17 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KALN, 543 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 22 knots / 27 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bethalto, IL (ALN) 
Destination: Livingston, IL

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: 38.970508,-89.768832 (est)

Airbus A321, N135NN: Incident occurred February 18, 2022 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft parked at the gate, Air China Cargo was taxiing and pushed fuel stairs damaging fuselage of AAL2364. 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;

American Airlines Inc


Date: 18-FEB-22
Time: 19:37:00Z
Regis#: N135NN
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A321
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL2364
City: CHICAGO
State: ILLINOIS

Bellanca 7GCBC, N2521Z: Accident occurred February 21, 2022 at Franklin Flying Field Airport (3FK), Johnson County, Indiana

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; Indianapolis, Indiana

Tom Wood Aviation Inc


Location: Franklin, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA129
Date and Time: February 21, 2022, 14:55 Local 
Registration: N2521Z
Aircraft: Bellanca 7GCBC
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca 
Registration: N2521Z
Model/Series: 7GCBC
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: KBAK,656 ft msl 
Observation Time: 14:50 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C /5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots / 10 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 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: 39.426439,-86.058322 (est)

Lancair IV: Incident occurred February 21, 2022 at Keokuk Municipal Airport (KEOK), Lee County, Iowa

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

Aircraft landed and went off end of runway damaging runway lights. 

Date: 21-FEB-22
Time: 20:00:00Z
Regis#: N988TH
Aircraft Make: LANCAIR
Aircraft Model: IV
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KEOKUK
State: IOWA

Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100E, N68NH: Accident occurred February 18, 2022 at Coleman A. Young International Airport (KDET), Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

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; East Michigan

Eclipse Transport LLC


Location: Detroit, Michigan
Accident Number: CEN22LA126
Date and Time: February 18, 2022, 12:49 Local
Registration: N68NH
Aircraft: EMBRAER EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT INC EMB-500 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: EMBRAER EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT INC
Registration: N68NH
Model/Series: EMB-500 
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: KDET,626 ft msl 
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C /-13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2900 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 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: 42.418325,-83.016706 (est)

Boeing 767-300F, N187FE: Incident occurred February 20, 2022 near Eppley Airfield (KOMA), Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

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

Aircraft struck a bird on final damaging main gear and hydraulic line. 

Federal Express Corp 


Date: 20-FEB-22
Time: 23:30:00Z
Regis#: N187FE
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 767
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Aircraft Operator: FEDERAL EXPRESS
Flight Number: FDX795
City: OMAHA
State: NEBRASKA

Mooney M20C, N6750U: Accident occurred February 20, 2022 near Crete Municipal Airport (KCEK), Saline 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


Location: Crete, Nebraska
Accident Number: CEN22LA132
Date and Time: February 20, 2022, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N6750U
Aircraft: Mooney M20C
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On February 20, 2022, about 1600 central standard time, a Mooney M20C airplane, N6750U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Crete, Nebraska. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight.

According to preliminary information, while departing runway 17 at the Crete Municipal Airport (CEK), Crete, Nebraska, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot performed a forced landing to a bean field. During the landing, the airplane’s wings collided with a fence resulting in substantial damage to the wing spar.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N6750U
Model/Series: M20C NO SERIES 
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: KLNK,1189 ft msl 
Observation Time: 15:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.76 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Crete, NE
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.610163,-96.924927 (est)

Cessna 210D, N3950Y: Incident occurred February 21, 2022 at Fayetteville Regional Airport (KFAY), Cumberland County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aircraft landed gear up. 


Date: 21-FEB-22
Time: 15:19:00Z
Regis#: N3950Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 210
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FAYETTEVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Boeing 747-44AF, N574UP: Incident occurred February 18, 2022 at Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL), Pennsylvania

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

Aircraft while taxiing struck a vehicle that was parked off the taxiway.  

United Parcel Service Co


Date: 18-FEB-22
Time: 12:36:00Z
Regis#: N574UP
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 747
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: CARGO
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Aircraft Operator: UPS
Flight Number: UPS204
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III, N87W: Incident occurred February 20, 2022 at Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU), South Carolina

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

Aircraft landed, veered off runway into the grass striking a runway sign. 

Saltair Aircraft Leasing Inc


Date: 20-FEB-22
Time: 15:52:00Z
Regis#: N87W
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: GREENVILLE
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-24, N5173P: Incident occurred February 21, 2022 in Dalhart, Texas

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed on a road. 

Colorado Aviation Group LLC


Date: 21-FEB-22
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N5173P
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: DALHART
State: TEXAS