Monday, March 28, 2022

Erco 415C Ercoupe, N93436: Incident occurred March 26, 2022 at Grants-Milan Municipal Airport (KGNT), Grants, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft during departure, engine sputtered midfield, attempting to land, overran departure end of runway incurring propeller strike and gear collapsed. 


Date: 26-MAR-22
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N93436
Aircraft Make: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH
Aircraft Model: 415-C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: GRANTS
State: NEW MEXICO

Sidewinder, N423H: Incident occurred March 27, 2022 at Warf Airport (6A5), Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina

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

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and veered off runway. 


Date: 27-MAR-22
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N423H
Aircraft Make: SMYTH
Aircraft Model: SIDEWINDER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: REIDSVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cessna 150F, N6714F: Accident occurred March 25, 2022 in Bennington, Bryan County, Oklahoma

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; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Location: Bennington, Oklahoma 
Accident Number: CEN22LA154
Date and Time: March 25, 2022, 12:54 Local
Registration: N6714F
Aircraft: Cessna 150F 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6714F
Model/Series: 150F 
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 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  34.0045,96.0378 (est)

Aircraft crashed into a field after hitting a powerline. 

Date: 25-MAR-22
Time: 17:54:00Z
Regis#: N6714F
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BENNINGTON
State: OKLAHOMA

BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma (KXII) - One person was hurt when a plane went down in rural Southeast Bryan County Friday afternoon.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it happened around 1:00 p.m. near Wade Road and Willow Bend Road in Wade.

Troopers said the pilot was hurt but refused treatment.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.

No names have been released at this time.

Robinson R44 Astro, N288L: Incident occurred March 26, 2022 in Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina

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

Rotorcraft attempted to land at helipad and landed in a parking lot and rolled into bushes. 

Executive Helicopters Inc


Date: 26-MAR-22
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N288L
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: SIGHT SEEING
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: EXECUTIVE HELIJETS
City: MYRTLE BEACH
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, N8300R: Incident occurred March 27, 2022 in Columbia, South Carolina

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

Aircraft made a forced landing in a field. 

Northlake Aviation LLC


Date: 27-MAR-22
Time: 17:20:00Z
Regis#: N8300R
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBIA
State: SOUTH CAROLINA

Cessna 172F Skyhawk, N8431U: Accident occurred March 27, 2022 at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport (KSRB), Sparta, White County, Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee


Location: Sparta, Tennessee
Accident Number: ERA22LA171
Date and Time: March 27, 2022, 11:30 Local
Registration: N8431U
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On March 27, 2022, about 1130 central daylight time, a Cessna 172, N8431U, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sparta, Tennessee. The student pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

According to the instructor, they were practicing touch-and-go landings. During a go-around maneuver they heard a “pop” sound as the airplane lifted off the ground. Shortly after takeoff, the student pilot informed the instructor that the left main landing gear (LMLG) had separated from the airplane. They flew for about 2 hours to burn fuel before they landed with the fractured LMLG. The landing was
uneventful, and the airplane came to a stop on the runway.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the site, the left main landing gear struck the horizontal stabilizer when it separated, resulting in substantial damage.

The left main landing gear spring strut was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8431U
Model/Series: 172F 
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: SRB,1024 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /-7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 310°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Sparta, TN 
Destination: Sparta, TN

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: 36.055915,-85.530775













On March 27, a Cessna 172F experienced mechanical issues that made for a difficult landing and had emergency personnel staged and ready at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport.

“Today, we had an aircraft with a mechanical failure resulting in a broken landing gear in flight,” airport manager Dean Selby explained.

Selby said the left wheel of the fixed wing single-engine aircraft had detached, making for an emergency landing for the pilot.

Matt England, the pilot of the aircraft, said he contacted Selby as soon as he knew something was wrong and was confident the airport manager would coordinate everything on the ground in preparation for his landing.

“I’m good friends with Dean, I am out here all the time,” he said. “I made one phone call, and he took care of everything, so I didn’t have to make all of those phone calls myself.”

Selby said he called White County Emergency Management director Matt McBride and then called E-911, putting into action a plan that would prepare for any scenario upon the aircraft’s landing.

“Airport personnel coordinated with emergency services, and both did an absolutely fantastic job of preparing for the emergency landing,” Selby said.

White County EMA, North End  Volunteer Fire Department, Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Sparta Fire Department, White County Emergency Medical Service, Sparta-White County Rescue Squad, Tennessee Highway Patrol, White County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Aviation Administration, and Life Force 2 medical helicopter all staged at the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport to wait for the plane to return to the runway.

“We did take off full fuel, so we had plenty of time to think through,” England said.

He stated that the aircraft, which had taken off from UCRA, spent approximately two hours flying around the area burning off fuel to reduce weight as he thought through different landing scenarios and determined the best way to lower speed and approach the runway.

“We train for emergencies, so we do what we have to do,” England said.

While England spent hours in the air thinking about his landing, McBride spent the time on the ground talking with both airport and emergency personnel to determine the best way to handle the situation should the landing not be successful.

“We have had to do this before, but we don’t do this very often, so it was like a training exercise, but it was a live event,” McBride said. “Everything worked perfect today. I think that all agencies came together well. The airport staff was very impressed with our work, and they told me that they appreciated our response.” 

As the plane landed, two fire trucks deployed down the taxiway to be of assistance should the plane or its occupants need help.

“I went out in my vehicle with the airport manager. We went in between the two response engines,” McBride said. “We held the other personnel back because we don’t want to deploy out everything in case there is an incident.  We don’t want everything piling in at the same time.”

All of the precautionary measures by the airport and the various White County emergency departments were in place but not needed as England, who had made two practice approaches to the runway, landed the plane with minimal difficulty, guiding the aircraft to a stop without incident.

“Luckily the landing was uneventful and about as smooth as anyone could hope for with no injuries and limited property damage to the aircraft,” Selby said, as he talked about the remarkable landing England maneuvered, despite missing the landing gear on the left side of the plane. “There was no appreciable damage to the runway, and the aircraft was towed off the runway as soon as the FAA completed their initial fact gathering mission.”

Selby said he was impressed with the work of all parties involved and appreciative of the efforts and patience of the emergency staff who was on hand.

“I feel the big takeaway is how lucky we are to have such a great community of first responders. Many of our firefighters and rescue squad members are volunteers that give their time to be available for members of the community at a moment’s notice,” he said, expressing his admiration and appreciation. “For what it’s worth, I, for one, am very proud of our EMS, fire, rescue, police and EMA and am thankful for their support of the airport and the community.”

While McBride would like to believe that this was a one-time event, he understands the reality of having an airport in the community means other emergencies can happen at any time, and he said the recent event has made the need for future trainings a reality.

“Dean advised me that he would like to get with the emergency personnel and discuss where the safe spaces at the airport are as far as the runway and taxiways,” McBride said. “Also, to talk about shutdowns and what they can shut down and what steps can be taken to before having to shut down the whole airport. And, of course, some future trainings with Andy McCulley and the North End Fire Department and the Rescue Squad.

“Again, everything worked perfect today, and we had a good outcome and are that much more prepared for future emergencies. Everybody in White County should be proud of their emergency services today.”     

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N7199G: Accident occurred March 22, 2022 at Yoakum County Airport (F98), Plains, 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; Lubbock, Texas

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket

American Patriots Inc


Location: Plains, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA155
Date and Time: March 22, 2022, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N7199G
Aircraft: Cessna 172K 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N7199G
Model/Series: 172K 
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: KGNC, 3315 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 34 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C /-5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 21 knots / 34 knots, 360°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 4 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 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: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.218249,-102.82631

Cessna 140, N2609N: Incident occurred March 27, 2022 in Van Horn, Culberson County, Texas

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

Aircraft made a forced landing on a highway.  

Airspeed Jet Services LLC


Date: 27-MAR-22
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N2609N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 140
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: VAN HORN
State: TEXAS

Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse, N976PA: Accident occurred March 26, 2022 and Incident occurred August 19, 2020

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; Salt Lake City, Utah


Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Accident Number: WPR22LA131
Date and Time: March 26, 2022, 13:01 Local
Registration: N976PA
Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA20-C1
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC
Registration: N976PA
Model/Series: DA20-C1
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: KPVU,4497 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Spanish Fork, UT 
Destination: Spanish Fork, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.145153,-111.66523 (est)

March 26, 2022


SPANISH FORK, Utah — Two men in their 20s were transported to a hospital with minor injuries after a small airplane crashed at the Spanish Fork Airport on Saturday.

The Diamond DA20-C1 Eclipse plane was caught in a crosswind when landing, causing it to leave the runway, Spanish Fork police Lt. Cory Slaymaker said. The airplane then hit a ditch and flipped, he added.

The Spanish Fork Airport is coordinating cleanup. The runway is currently closed for several hours, according to Slaymaker.

The identities of those involved were not released.


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SPANISH FORK, Utah — A small airplane crashed while attempting to land at the Spanish Fork Municipal Airport Saturday, but the occupants were not seriously injured.

According to Spanish Fork Police, the single-engine plane was landing on the runway when it got caught in crosswinds. It went off the runway and into a ditch, where it flipped over.

The two occupants, both men in their early 20s, were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The plane had originally taken off from the same airport where it was attempting to land.

Police alerted the Federal Aviation Administration of the crash, but it is not yet known if they will conduct an investigation.


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

August 19, 2020:  Aircraft made an emergency landing in a field near Spanish Fork Airport (KSPK), Utah County, Utah.

Date: 19-AUG-20
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N976PA
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PAYSON
State: UTAH


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Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 Faces Delays. It Might Not Be a Major Problem.



Barron's
By Al Root
March 28, 2022 10:58 am ET


Boeing stock is lower Monday morning. The company’s regulatory woes might be creating another overhang in the shares. The new issue relates to a new version of the 737 MAX.

The 737 MAX 10 is the stretched-out version of the MAX. It is due to be delivered in 2023, but according to reports, the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has told Boeing that it’s likely the agency won’t be done with its review process by the end of 2022. Boeing declined to comment about regulatory reviews.

The “certification delay risk [is] a near-term overhang” for Boeing stock, wrote Cowen analyst Cai von Rumohr in a Monday report. He thinks the new bad news about the MAX could keep investors on the sidelines for a few months, but “we don’t think potential for MAX 10 certification delay will be a showstopper.”

The MAX 10, after all, could still be certified in time to meet Boeing’s original projections. He still rates Boeing stock at Buy with a $230 price target.

Investors appear to have reacted to MAX news with some caution, like von Rumohr suggested. Boeing stock down about 0.6% in Monday trading, while the S&P 500 is flat, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 0.3%.

Boeing stock also fell Friday, when the MAX 10 news first surfaced. Boeing stock dropped 0.1% while the S&P rose 0.5%.

The moves are small, but Boeing investors are wary of more bad news. The MAX was grounded worldwide from March 2019 through November 2020 following two deadly crashes inside of five months. Boeing stock is still down almost 60% from an all-time intraday high of roughly $446 set just before the second MAX crash.

Stock of Boeing peer Airbus is down about 23% from its all-time high of almost $140 in early 2020.

Overall, Boeing stock is popular, with 75% of analysts covering the company rating shares at Buy. The average Buy-rating ratio for stocks in the S&P 500 is about 58%. Airbus is a little more popular, with 84% of analysts covering the company rating shares at Buy.

Mitsubishi MU-2B-35, N770RW: Incident occurred March 27, 2022 at Hastings Municipal Airport (KHSI), Adams County, Nebraska

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

Aircraft landed, right gear collapsed and veered off runway incurring a propeller strike. 


Date: 27-MAR-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N770RW
Aircraft Make: MITSUBISHI
Aircraft Model: MU2B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HASTINGS
State: NEBRASKA