Sunday, March 06, 2022

Cessna U206F Stationair, N1853Q: Accident occurred March 05, 2022 in Newhalen, Alaska

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; Anchorage, Alaska

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Location: Newhalen, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC22LA022
Date and Time: March 5, 2022, 15:19 Local 
Registration: N1853Q
Aircraft: Cessna U206F 
Injuries: 4 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N1853Q
Model/Series: U206F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAIL,160 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:30 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 600 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft AGL
Visibility: 2 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Levelock, AK 
Destination: Port Alsworth, AK

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 59.640543,-154.98026 (est)



On March 5, 2022, at 1:07 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified of an ELT activation in the Lake Iliamna area. The signal was determined to be coming from approximately 200 miles southwest of Anchorage and 8 miles southwest of Iliamna, on the frozen offshore waters of Lake Iliamna. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers immediately launched an R44 helicopter from King Salmon to the area while local crews and private aircraft from Iliamna attempted to access the area. Rescue teams and Troopers located a Cessna 206 aircraft with tail number N1853Q that had been destroyed in the crash. All five adult occupants of the aircraft were alive but had sustained serious injuries.

The Alaska Air National Guard at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson and the US Coast Guard at Kodiak dispatched helicopter rescue teams to the area. Poor weather conditions initially prevented the Air Guard and USCG helicopter crews from making it to the area. At approximately 6 pm both helicopter rescue teams arrived at the crash site and hoisted all five injured persons from the scene. They were then transported by helicopter to Iliamna and then medevaced to Anchorage area hospitals using both Air Guard and LifeMed fixed-wing aircraft. The current medical status of the five plane occupants is not known.

The NTSB was notified of the incident, and they will conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash.

The Alaska Department of Public Safety wishes to thank the following agencies for their tenacity in persevering through severe weather conditions and participation in this operation including the Alaska Rescue Coordination Center, Alaska Air National Guard, United States Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, LifeMed, Iliamna Clinic, Lake and Peninsular Airlines, Iliamna Air Taxi, and the volunteer SAR members and residents of Iliamna and local area; whose team efforts were truly appreciated.



Mooney M20K 231, N777WP: Fatal accident occurred March 13, 2020 in Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California

LOS ANGELES, California - The widow and daughter of a passenger who was killed in a small plane crash in Newhall in 2020 are suing the estate of the pilot and the estate's representative. 

Gina Solis brought the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit on behalf of herself and her 10-year-old daughter on Thursday against the estate of John Russell Calvert and the estate's representative, Gregory Michael Calvert. The suit alleges negligence and both strict and negligent products liability.  

The Solises are the wife and daughter of the late 36-year-old Kevin Solis of Fontana, who was the only passenger onboard the plane flown by the 77-year-old Calvert, a Valencia resident.  

Calvert "negligently, carelessly, recklessly, unskillfully ... maintained, operated, controlled and flew (the plane) so as to proximately cause the (aircraft) to crash thereby causing the death of Kevin Solis," the suit states.  

Solis was unaware of any defects in the plane before the crash, the suit states.  

A representative for the Calvert estate could not be reached.  

The crash occurred near the Sunshine Canyon Landfill at about 1:50 p.m. March 13, 2020. The Mooney M20K left Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend, Oregon, earlier that day and vanished from radar while inbound to Van Nuys Airport. A witness working at the landfill reported hearing engine problem sounds from the aircraft and the wreckage was later found on a hill near the landfill. Both the pilot and passenger were killed.


John R. Calvert, age 77, of Valencia, California
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Kevin Alexander Solis, age 36, of Fontana, California
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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; Van Nuys, California

https://registry.faa.gov/N777WP

Location: Sylmar, CA 
Accident Number: WPR20FA108
Date & Time: 03/13/2020, 1447 PDT
Registration: N777WP
Aircraft: Mooney M20K
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 13, 2020, about 1447 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M20K, N777WP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sylmar, California. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Preliminary review of air traffic control communications between the pilot and the air traffic control tower controller revealed that the pilot initially advised the controller he was inbound on the ILS approach. The controller subsequently cleared the pilot to land on runway 16R, and reported wind from 140 degrees, at 7 knots. A short time later, the controller queried the pilot, advising that he was deviating to the west and at a low altitude, to which the pilot responded they were on course and level. About 18 seconds later, the controller alerted the pilot that he was right of course and if he was not established, alternate instructions would be provided. The pilot responded shortly after that he was turning. About 15 second later, the controller issued the pilot instructions to fly heading 160°, climb and maintain 5,000 ft, to which the pilot acknowledged. The controller responded to the pilot's acknowledgement and instructed to the pilot to fly a 160° heading and climb to 5,000 ft, which the pilot acknowledged a second time. Despite further attempts, no further radio communication was received from the pilot.

Examination of the accident site revealed that the airplane impacted power lines, which were about 50 ft in height, before impacting terrain about 250 ft downslope of the powerlines. The fuselage came to rest inverted on heading of about 014° magnetic in a canyon surrounded by mountainous tree covered terrain at an elevation of about 2,315 ft mean sea level (msl). The wreckage debris path was measured about 260 ft in length, oriented on a heading of about 064° magnetic. All major structural components of the airplane were located within about 10 ft of the main wreckage. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney
Registration: N777WP
Model/Series: M20K No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVNY, 770 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 900 ft agl
Visibility:  7 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: North Bend, OR
Destination: Van Nuys, CA (VNY)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 34.330556, -118.526389

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. 

Boeing 737-800, N624XA: Incident occurred March 05, 2022 at Waterloo Regional Airport (KALO), Black Hawk County, Iowa

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

Aircraft landed long and went off end of runway.

Swift Air LLC

iAero Airways


Date: 05-MAR-22
Time: 20:57:00Z
Regis#: N624XA
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: IAERO AIRWAYS
Flight Number: SWQ6851
City: WATERLOO
State: IOWA



WATERLOO, Iowa — A plane slid off the end of a runway Saturday night at the Waterloo Regional Airport, but none of the 88 passengers were injured.

The incident occurred during the scheduled landing of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at 6:07 p.m., according to information from the online flight tracking and data platform FlightAware. A storm system that included heavy rain was passing through the Cedar Valley at the time, which slowed down efforts to rescue the stranded passengers.

Waterloo Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Ben Petersen said 10 firefighters in four units responded to the incident over three hours.

"It had landed and it continued and slid off of runway 36," he said of the plane. "It was probably 500 to 1,000 feet off the runway, so off the pavement.

"The plane stayed in an upright position and there was no fire," he added, which was the "best outcome" for the situation.

According to the airport's website, 18/36 is its shorter, secondary runway at 6,003 feet long and 150 feet wide.

Regarding the storm, Petersen said, "I'm sure it played a role" in the incident. "I can't say it caused it." However, "weather and the condition of the ground played a factor for us."

He noted that the ground was saturated from torrential rains, which hampered efforts to quickly rescue passengers. Firefighters used airport maintenance roads to reach the airplane. 

"We had to work with airport maintenance to transport a portable stairwell to the crash site," said Petersen. Once people got off the plane, they were loaded onto school buses and driven to the terminal.

"Once they got to the terminal, I'm not sure what accommodations were made," Petersen said.

Waterloo Regional Airport officials didn't immediately respond to requests for comment about the incident.

FlightAware shows that the plane came from Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin, and is operated by iAero Airways, a charter airline. Swift Airways, which is providing charter flights from Waterloo to Laughlin/Bullhead City, Arizona, is owned by iAero. Caesars Entertainment operates two casinos in that area, 90 miles south of Las Vegas.

According to the website for Waterloo's airport, the company had a chartered flight scheduled to depart at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The FlightAware data didn't record that departure, but showed a flight leaving Sunday at 2:55 p.m. for Laughlin/Bullhead City, Arizona.

Lindstrand Balloons 60X, N377LX: Accident occurred January 11, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky

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;  Louisville, Kentucky

Prestigious Promotions LLC


Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Accident Number: ERA22LA129
Date and Time: January 11, 2022, 15:46 Local 
Registration: N377LX
Aircraft: LINDSTRAND BALLOONS 60X
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LINDSTRAND BALLOONS
Registration: N377LX
Model/Series: 60X
Aircraft Category: Balloon
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:
Observation Time:
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: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.212506,-85.529867 (est)

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:
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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)

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang, N81CB: Accident occurred December 01, 2021 at Lake Havasu City Airport (KHII), Mohave County, 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 Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Havasu, Arizona
Accident Number: WPR22LA058
Date and Time: December 1, 2021, 12:00 Local
Registration: N81CB
Aircraft: Cessna 510 Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N81CB
Model/Series: 510
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
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.3401,-114.2132





























AIRCRAFT: 

2013 Cessna 510 N81CB, s/n 510-0439

Current Total Time 872.4, Total Landings 697

Last 12 Month Inspection on 12/04/20 at 741.2 hours

ENGINES:     

LH Engine - Pratt & Whitney 615F-A, s/n PCE-LB0899

TSN: 872.4, CSN: 680, 450 Hour/12 Month Inspection at 741.2 hours

RH Engine - Pratt & Whitney 615F-A, s/n PCE-LB0898

TSN: 872.4, CSN: 680, 450 Hour/12 Month Inspection at 741.2 hours

EQUIPMENT:   

Garmin  Dual DDU 1050A Displays

Garmin  GDU 1550 Display

Garmin   GMA 1360 Audio Panel

Garmin   GTX345R Transponder

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: 

On December 1, 2021 the pilot forgot to lower the landing gear prior to landing at the Lake Havasu City Airport (KHII), Lake Havasu, Arizona.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGE:

The damage includes but may not be limited to the following:

The right wing, aileron, flap and tail cone destroyed by fire.  Paint is blistered on the right engine cowling. 

Wrinkled wing root fairing.  The bottom of the fuselage is abraded as is the left wheel fairing. 

The two inboard flap hinges for the left flap are abraded.  Right wheel and tire overheated. 

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  

Havasu Air Center, Lake Havasu City Airport (KHII), Lake Havasu, Arizona.

WARRANTY: 

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