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Cessna 140, N2509N: Accident occurred February 11, 2022 in New Bern, 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: New Bern, North Carolina
Accident Number: ERA22LA132
Date and Time: February 11, 2022, 11:03 Local
Registration: N2509N
Aircraft: Cessna 140 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2509N
Model/Series: 140
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: KEWN,17 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /-4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Winterville, NC (05N) 
Destination: New Bern, NC

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: 35.07285,-77.0433 (est)

Liberty XL-2, N552XL: Accident occurred March 02, 2022 at Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU), Doña Ana County, New Mexico

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; Albuquerque, New Mexico


Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Accident Number: WPR22LA116
Date and Time: March 2, 2022, 14:36 Local
Registration: N552XL
Aircraft: LIBERTY AEROSPACE INCORPORATED LIBERTY XL-2 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LIBERTY AEROSPACE INCORPORATED
Registration: N552XL
Model/Series: LIBERTY XL-2 
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: KLRU, 4456 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Las Cruces, NM 
Destination: Marana, AZ (AVQ)

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: 32.297882,-106.91053 (est)

Honda HA-420 HondaJet, N903JT: Accident occurred March 09, 2022 at Allegheny County Airport (KAGC), West Mifflin, 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 Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Honda Aircraft Company; Greensboro, North Carolina 
Jet It LLC; Greensboro, North Carolina 

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Accident Number: ERA22LA150
Date and Time: March 9, 2022, 08:27 Local 
Registration: N903JT
Aircraft: Honda Jet HA-420 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled

On March 9, 2022, about 0827 eastern daylight time, a Honda Jet HA-420, N903JT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The two pilots and one passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated by JetIt, LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 air taxi flight.

The training captain was flying with the first officer on day 6 of the first officer’s Initial Operating Experience, during which the first officer was the pilot-flying. According to the flight crew, they checked the weather prior to departure from Teterboro Airport (TEB), Teterboro, New Jersey, briefed for the potential winter weather conditions upon landing at Allegheny County Airport (AGC),
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and departed around 0720.

The training captain stated that he monitored ATIS once in range of AGC and did not recall hearing any remarks pertaining to runway braking action or surface contamination reports, although he noted remarks about contamination on taxiways and ramp areas. Subsequently, he checked in with the approach controller and was advised that snowplows were on the runway. He considered this an indication that the airport was “taking care of the runway in the light snow.” He “never anticipated runway contamination” and the crew based their landing distance calculations on a wet runway. The first officer flew the ILS approach to runway 28 with the autopilot engaged. The training captain visually acquired the runway environment upon reaching decision altitude and the first officer continued the approach. The training captain acquired the runway about 150 feet above ground level, noticing the runway shoulders were obscured by snow, and the center line was visible.

The first officer disconnected the autopilot and continued the landing. The training captain recalled feeling “faster than normal” when the airplane touched down in the “first third” of the grooved 6,501-ft runway. The airplane began to decelerate; however, the captain called for maximum braking when he detected the deceleration to be insufficient to stop the airplane on the remaining runway. He applied the emergency brake and steered to the left to try to stay on the airport property. The airplane skidded sideways, departed the end of the runway, and travelled tail-first over the edge of a steep incline, coming to rest in trees. The pilots and passenger evacuated out the main cabin door. The fuselage and wings sustained substantial damage.

Weather conditions at the time of the accident included ½ statute mile visibility, light snow, and an overcast ceiling at 400 ft. The airport ATIS reported at the time of the approach and landing included a Braking Action Advisory with a braking action report of “good” by a Pilatus at 0755 and a field condition NOTAM reporting 10% runway coverage with 1/8-inch slush on the landing runway.

The cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder unit was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Honda Jet
Registration: N903JT
Model/Series: HA-420 
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: IMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAGC,1273 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 400 ft AGL 
Visibility: 0.5 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Teterboro, NJ (TEB)
Destination: Pittsburgh, PA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.354284,-79.941631




No one was injured Wednesday morning when an aircraft went off the runway at the Allegheny County Airport.

Three people were onboard the Honda HA-420 HondaJet when it left the runway around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Allegheny County Airport Authority spokesman Bob Kerlik said.

None of the passengers reported injuries when emergency personnel responded to the scene.
 
The Allegheny County Airport sees mostly private planes and medical helicopter flights. It is also the home of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

The region received heavy snow Wednesday morning, causing some visibility issues, but a cause of the incident has not yet been determined.










WEST MIFFLIN, Pennsylvania — Officials are investigating after a small plane went off the runway at the Allegheny County Airport on Wednesday morning.

Airport officials said a Honda HA-420 HondaJet with three people on it went off the runway.

Emergency crews immediately responded and there were no reported injuries.

There were heavy snow showers in the area of the airport around the time of the incident. However, it’s not clear at this point if the weather played a factor in the airplane leaving the runway.

They Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating.