Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair, N858JA: Fatal accident occurred April 05, 2022 near Marlin Airport (T15), Falls 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 traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:  
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving,  Texas 
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas
New Era Technology; Boardman, Ohio

AMS Aviation LLC


Location: Marlin, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22FA168
Date and Time: April 5, 2022, 12:31 Local 
Registration: N858JA
Aircraft: Cessna TU206F
Injuries: 2 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Aerial observation

On April 5, 2022, about 1231 central daylight time, a Cessna TU206F airplane, N858JA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Marlin, Texas. The 2 pilots were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

The airplane departed the Houston Executive Airport (TME), Houston, Texas, on a pipeline inspection flight with a destination of Waco, Texas. Preliminary radar and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) data indicated the airplane first appeared at 1038 near TME. The airplane tracked north-northwest toward Waco, Texas, and climbed to 4,000 ft msl. About an hour and a half into the flight, the airplane turned southwest and began a series of maneuvering turns over the area where the pipeline was located. The airplane continued to maneuver southwest and worked its way to a location 20 miles south of Waco. It then turned to the east toward the Marlin Airport (T15), Marlin, Texas. The pilot contacted Waco Approach Control and informed them that he was landing at T15.

The airplane overflew the airport and entered a left downwind traffic pattern for runway 17. The airplane continued to a left base leg and then final. An Armory security camera located on the airport recorded the airplane on final approach.

The airplane touched down just past the approach end of the runway and bounced back into the air. It touched down a second time in the grass just right of the runway, struck a runway light, veered back on the runway, crossed the runway, and departed the left side of the runway.

The airplane then disappeared behind a building. Mode C position reporting data showed three more airplane positions in close proximity just east of the airport. All track data was lost at 1231. The airplane was about 1,800 ft. southeast of the approach end of runway 17 at T15 when track data was lost.

The accident site was in a treed pasture located on the east side of a gravel road that ran along the east side of T15, and 1 mile northeast of Marlin, Texas. The elevation of the accident site was 410 ft and the terrain was predominately flat. 

The airplane impacted in a near vertical attitude and rested upright on its main landing gear and nose on a heading of 281°.

The airplane main wreckage was located about 340 ft east of the runway and consisted of the fuselage, both wings, main landing gear, engine, and empennage. 

The propeller and nose landing gear were located west of the airplane. A debris field that contained broken pieces of the windscreen, cowling, glareshield, and instrument panel was located between the airplane and the propeller. 

An additional area of debris that consisted of the left wing tip was located beneath a tree about 90 ft west-northwest of the airplane. A broken tree branch was located among the debris.

The airplane’s propeller was located 33 ft. west of the airplane main wreckage and was embedded about 1 ft into the ground. The propeller was broken torsionally at the flange. All three blades showed S-bending and chordwise scratches. A 4 ft by 4 ft impact crater was located beneath the propeller. Pieces of the windscreen were found in the crater. Two 6 in wide and 15 ft long impressions in the ground extended east and west from the impact crater. At the end of the east impression were pieces of the right wing tip and position light.

A second tree located 15 ft south of the impact crater showed several broken branches, which were found on the ground between the propeller and the tree.

An on-scene examination of the airplane revealed no preaccident malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N858JA
Model/Series: TU206F 
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: KACT,498 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:51 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C /17.8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 15 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.62 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Houston, TX (TME) 
Destination: Waco, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Fatal 
Latitude, Longitude: 31.339384,-96.85044 (est)

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 05-APR-22
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N858JA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: TU206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 2 fatal
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
City: MARLIN
State: TEXAS

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.

 Cinnamon Franklin


Thomas Sands Jr. and Cinnamon Franklin


MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - The people killed when a small aircraft crashed near the Marlin Airport in Falls County on Tuesday were identified as Thomas Sands Jr., 55, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Cinnamon Franklin, 27, of Greenwood, Indiana, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The occupants of the Cessna plane were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities do not yet know who was operating the plane since both Sands and Franklin were pilots and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

“Right now, it is a mystery. We have a lot of information we still have to look at,” said David Bowling, an air safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.

The federal agency’s investigators spent Wednesday in Marlin investigating the wreckage and plan to have it transported to a warehouse in Dallas where they can continue their examination.

Falls County Sheriff Joe Lopez said the crash was reported at about 12:45 p.m. on April 5 near the airport located off McClanahan Road (FM 147) and CR 134.

The plane was reportedly heading to the airport in Waco from Houston and the NTSB has learned the pilots were planning to stop at the Marlin Airport before arriving in Waco.

“From my understanding, (the people killed in the crash) are experienced pilots so I don’t know if it was mechanical (failure) or maybe something else,” Sheriff Lopez said, “Our heart goes out to the people involved. Like the old saying, you never know when the good Lord is going to call.”

The NTSB said Sands and Franklin were in the middle of a pipeline patrol flight, which means they were surveying a pipeline from the air. Experts said those flights involve a lot of maneuvering and flying close to the ground.

The plane did not erupt in flames after it crashed and the NTSB said that will help in the investigation, which will examine three factors: the state of machinery, the environment and the pilots.

Investigators are examining the engine, the plane’s controls and its fuel. So far, they have uncovered no evidence of anything malfunctioning. “Both wing tanks have adequate fuel in there,” said Bowling, “We aren’t finding anything yet that may have contributed to the accident.”

Investigators also plan to speak with pilots who landed at the Marlin Airport earlier on Tuesday to learn more about weather conditions. The weather in Marlin was hot, but not windy at the time of the plane crash.

The final piece of the puzzle will be to investigate the pilots. “We are going to look into the experience and background of the crew,” Bowling said.

Autopsies and toxicology reports have been ordered but those results could take months.




INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Family and friends say Cinnamon Franklin died doing what she loved.

The 27-year-old Greenwood pilot was killed Tuesday afternoon in a plane crash in Texas.

The crash also killed the other person on board the plane, 55-year-old Thomas Sands, of Sugar Land, Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

It’s not clear who was flying the plane.

Franklin’s best friend and cousin, Darian Hornaday, says Franklin didn’t always know she wanted to be a pilot.

“Once she went to Germany … like, a lightbulb just went off in her head, and she was like, ‘I have to see everything I can,’” Hornaday said.

Hornaday says that trip changed Franklin’s entire life. She says Franklin knew that if she wanted to travel and get paid for it, the only direction she could go was up.

“She wanted to fly the big planes, make the big bucks, and, you know, be able to live that kind of life she wanted,” Hornaday said.

Franklin spent most of her life in Martinsville and later began working at the Greenwood airport. She became a licensed commercial pilot in 2021 and moved to Ohio to start her career.

“I know that she really loved her job and she was really loving her life and she overcame every adversity that was ever thrown her way,” Hornaday said.

Hornaday says Franklin’s job took her all over the country, including to Texas, where she died.

Franklin and Sands were in a  Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair when it went down in a field near the Marlin Airport in Marlin, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of Waco, says the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“I called her phone and I just … it rang and I let it ring and ring and ring and she didn’t pick up and I was just hoping that she would, you know, maybe they were wrong, maybe it wasn’t her. Maybe it wasn’t her plane,” Hornaday said, in tears.

Hornaday shared stories of Franklin taking her up in her plane. She says those are the memories Franklin would want her to think of whenever she looks up at the sky.

“‘It’s not fair, but, you know, all I can hope for is that she’s flying high in the bluest skies that she’s ever seen,” Hornaday said.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash. The cause of the crash has not been determined.




MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - The people killed when a small aircraft crashed near the Marlin Airport in Falls County on Tuesday were identified as Thomas Sands Jr., 55, of Sugar Land, Texas, and Cinnamon Franklin, 27, of Greenwood, Indiana, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The occupants of the Cessna plane were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities do not yet know who was operating the plane since both Sands and Franklin were pilots.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are in Marlin investigating the crash and plan to have the wreckage transported to a warehouse in Dallas where they can continue their examination.

Falls County Sheriff Joe Lopez said the crash was reported at about 12:45 p.m. on March 5 near the airport located off McClanahan Road (FM 147) and CR 134.

The plane was reportedly heading to the airport in Waco from Houston and the NTSB has learned the people on board were planning to stop at the Marlin Airport before arriving in Waco.

“From my understanding, (the people killed in the crash) are experienced pilots so I don’t know if it was mechanical (failure) or maybe something else,” Sheriff Lopez said, “Our heart goes out to the people involved. Like the old saying, you never know when the good Lord is going to call.”

The plane did not erupt in flames after it crashed and the NTSB said that will help in the investigation. It is looking at three factors: the machinery, the environment and the pilots.

Investigators are examining the engine, the plane’s controls and its fuel. So far, they have uncovered no evidence of anything malfunctioning.

Investigators plan to speak with pilots who landed at the Marlin Airport earlier on Tuesday to learn more about weather conditions. The weather in Marlin was hot, but not windy at the time of the plane crash.






MARLIN, Texas — Two people are dead after a plane crash near Marlin, Texas Tuesday afternoon, according to Marlin City Manager Cedric Davis. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a  Cessna TU206F Turbo Stationair crashed around 12:40 p.m. east of the Marlin Airport, 500 block FM 147. The plane was flying from Houston Executive Airport to Waco Regional Airport, per FAA. 

City officials told 6 News around 1 p.m. a call came into the Marlin Police Department and Marlin Fire Department about a small plane down in a field. 

DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard told 6 News FAA will lead the investigation alongside National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB will provide additional updates.

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N496ER: Incident occurred April 04, 2022 near Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft right wing struck a bird. 

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University


Date: 04-APR-22
Time: 17:24:00Z
Regis#: N496ER
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: FAR 141 PILOT SCHOOL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Operator: EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIV
Flight Number: ERU496
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N64791: Incident occurred April 04, 2022 at Daytona Beach International Airport (KDAB), Volusia County, Florida

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

Aircraft was taxiing and veered off taxiway striking a taxiway light. 

Daytona Aviation Academy 


Date: 05-APR-22
Time: 02:30:00Z
Regis#: N64791
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: DAYTONA BEACH
State: FLORIDA

Beech C90A King Air, N911ZE: Incident occurred April 04, 2022 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft was taxiing and left wing clipped a hangar. 

AirMD LLC


Date: 04-APR-22
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N911ZE
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: C90
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: HAWAII LIFE FLIGHT
City: HONOLULU
State: HAWAII

Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair, N2626Z: Incident occurred April 04, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Aircraft propeller was damaged when nose gear came off during landing. 


Date: 04-APR-22
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N2626Z
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MINNEAPOLIS
State: MINNESOTA

Mooney M20M/Bravo GX, N41XL: Accident occurred April 04, 2022 near Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Somerset County, New Jersey

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; Allentown, New Jersey


Location: Manville, New Jersey
Accident Number: ERA22LA179
Date and Time: April 4, 2022, 12:50 Local 
Registration: N41XL
Aircraft: Mooney M20M
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N41XL
Model/Series: M20M 
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: KSMQ,99 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /-2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Greensboro, NC (GSO)
Destination: Manville, NJ

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.529424,-74.591201

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a yard. 

Date: 04-APR-22
Time: 17:14:00Z
Regis#: N41XL
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20M
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: MANVILLE
State: NEW JERSEY

WAAS avionics upgrade on April 01, 2022 for the G1000. 









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AIRCRAFT:  2006 MOONEY M20M Bravo N41XL, s/n: 27-0355

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ENGINE:  Lycoming TIO-540-AF1B, s/n: L-12248-61A

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PROPELLER:  McCauley B3D32C417-D, s/n:  050773

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DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 04/04/22 N41XL crashed in the front yard of a home several blocks from Central Jersey Regional Airport, New Jersey.                           
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Tied down at Central Jersey Airport Services Inc
 
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A small plane crashed into the front yard of a house on South Main Street in Manville Monday afternoon, not far from Central Jersey Regional Airport just over the border in Hillsborough.

The Mooney M20M/Bravo GX plane was destined for the Hillsborough airfield after taking off from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina at 10:42 a.m., according to FlightAware.com.

“A Mooney M20M/Bravo GX crashed in a yard north of Central Jersey Regional Airport around 1 p.m. local time today,” said Eva Lee Ngai, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration. “We do not yet know the number of people onboard.”

Manville police Lt. John Crater said there were no casualties at the scene, and the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane and taken to a local hospital for treatment. He said the pilot, who he did not identify, got himself out of the plane and was across the street when authorities arrived.

The pilot had a head injury, but it did not appear life threatening, police said.

Preliminarily, Crater said it appears the pilot was landing, had a problem and tried to abort the landing and clipped a tree, which spun the craft and caused it to crash. It sparked a small fire, which firefighters extinguished in a short amount of time, Crater said.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the plane was hoisted onto a flatbed tow vehicle.

Neighbor Sharon Liszczak said the plane landed in the yard of a man who is often in front of his home, working on his car. While he was home at the time, he was not outside when the plane went down.

Another neighbor, Mike Szymanski, who lives next door to where the plane crash landed, was not home at the time, but arrived to find emergency vehicles close to his home. He said he was not surprised to learn it was a downed plane, considering they land at the airfield regularly.

“Somewhere along the line, we’re going to have an accident,” the 96-year-old resident said. “I didn’t hope for it, but I expected it.”

Szymanski, who has lived in the neighborhood since 1956, said he was pleased to learn the pilot survived the crash.

This plane went down a short distance from where a Cessna crashed landed on the top of several trees in September 2019 and stayed lodged for several days before being removed. That pilot was stuck in the plane for four hours before a local tree company helped rescue him.

The plane that crashed Monday is owned by a consulting group in North Carolina, according to public records. Messages left with the company were not immediately returned Monday evening.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate this crash, the FAA said.









MANVILLE, New Jersey — A small plane crashed into the front yard of a house, just two blocks from the Central Jersey Airport runway.

The FAA said a Mooney M20M/Bravo GX crashed about 1 p.m. The FAA did not yet know the number of people onboard.

Images from the crash scene show it came down on the front lawn of a house on South Main Street near the corner of South Greasheimer Street.

The plane looks to be intact except for the cover of the engine, which was ripped off in the crash, according to Manville police Lt. John Crater.

Crater said the only person onboard the plane was the pilot who was taken to a hospital for treatment of a facial injury. He got himself out of the plane, according to Crater.

"The initial investigation showed he attempted to land the plane and then abandoned that idea then had a hard time getting enough lift which caused him to hit a tree which knocked him into Manville," Crater said.

The impact of the plane on the road left a gouge in the road but nothing that will require emergency work. Crater said the plane caused "landscaping damage" to the property where it landed wound up between two houses with no structural damage.

The plane was removed on the back of a flatbed just before 5 p.m., according to Crater.

According to FlightAware.com the plane left Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina at 10:42 a.m. and was due to land at Central Jersey Airport at 12:50 p.m. The plane is owned by Guthrie Group, a North Carolina based banking and investment group.

The plane flew from Columbus, Ohio to East Texas Regional Airport on Thursday. Friday it flew from Texas to Greensboro.

FAA records show the plane was built in 2006.

The crash closed Millstone River Road between Franklin Drive and Wilhousky Street.

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30, N208US: Incident occurred March 31, 2022 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), Tarrant County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft veered off taxiway into the mud. 

USA Jet Airlines Inc


Date: 31-MAR-22
Time: 22:55:00Z
Regis#: N208US
Aircraft Make: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
Aircraft Model: DC9
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: USA JET AIRLINES
Flight Number: JUS208
City: ARLINGTON
State: TEXAS

Cessna R182 Skylane RG, N4803T: Incident occurred April 04, 2022 in Orange, Orange County, Texas

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and made an emergency landing gear up in a marsh.


Date: 04-APR-22
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N4803T
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: R182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ORANGE
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N52602: Incident occurred April 03, 2022 at East Texas Regional Airport (KGGG), Longview, Gregg County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft bounced on landing damaging propeller. 

Hutch Aviation Inc


Date: 03-APR-22
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N52602
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LONGVIEW
State: TEXAS

Beech B200 Super King Air, N469SL: Accident occurred March 29, 2022 in Odessa, 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

Vole Enterprises LLC


Location: Odessa, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA166
Date and Time: March 29, 2022, 18:45 Local
Registration: N469SL
Aircraft: Beech B200 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Business

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech 
Registration: N469SL
Model/Series: B200 
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: KODO,2983 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /-8°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 26 knots / 33 knots, 300°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 6 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.47 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: 
Destination: Odessa, TX

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 31.922881,-102.38682 (est)

Aircraft encountered severe turbulence injuring a passenger. 

Date: 29-MAR-22
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N469SL
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B200
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: MIDLAND
State: TEXAS

Glasair II S-FT, N727DF: Accident occurred April 02, 2022 in Saline Valley, 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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


Location: Saline Valley, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA141
Date and Time: April 2, 2022, 12:00 Local 
Registration: N727DF
Aircraft: FERNANDES DALE R GLASAIR II SFT 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: FERNANDES DALE R 
Registration: N727DF
Model/Series: GLASAIR II S-FT 
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: KBIH,4111 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 44 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.802403,-117.77346 

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 

Date: 02-APR-22
Time: 18:47:00Z
Regis#: N727DF
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: II
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
State: CALIFORNIA

Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N3901L and Bombardier Challenger 600, N604RM: Accident occurred April 03, 2022 at Van Nuys Airport (KVNY), 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N3901L

Sanctus Aviation LLC


Location: Van Nuys, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA143
Date and Time: April 3, 2022, 14:45 Local 
Registration: N3901L (A1); N604RM (A2)
Aircraft: Cessna 172G (A1); BOMBARDIER INC CL-600-2B16 (A2)
Injuries: 2 None (A1); 6 None (A2)
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional (A1); Part 91: General aviation - Executive/Corporate (A2)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A1)

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N3901L
Model/Series: 172G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information (A2)

Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER INC 
Registration: N604RM
Model/Series: CL-600-2B16
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:
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Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
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Departure Point: Destination: 

Wreckage and Impact Information (A1)

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.2185,-118.4922

Wreckage and Impact Information (A2)

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries: 4 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 6 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.2185,-118.4922

Aircraft sustained damage from jet blast causing the wing tip and propeller to strike the ground. 

Date: 03-APR-22
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N3901L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: VAN NUYS
State: CALIFORNIA

Bell OH-58A Kiowa, N9287U: Accident occurred April 01, 2022 in Merced, 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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

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

American AG Aviation Inc


Location: Merced, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA140
Date and Time: April 1, 2022, 13:00 Local
Registration: N9287U
Aircraft: Bell OH-58A
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bell 
Registration: N9287U
Model/Series: OH-58A 
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: KMCE,153 ft msl
Observation Time: 12:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 230°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

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: 37.189404,-120.68928

Piper PA-28-235 Cherokee 235, N9119W: Accident occurred April 03, 2022 at Meadow Lake Airport (KFLY), Peyton, El Paso County, 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 Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado


Location: Calhan, Colorado
Accident Number: CEN22LA165
Date and Time: April 3, 2022, 17:55 Local 
Registration: N9119W
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-235
Injuries: 3 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On April 3, 2022, about 1755 mountain daylight time, a Piper PA-28-235, N9119W sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Calhan, Colorado. The pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

Video surveillance of the accident showed the airplane cross the runway threshold and it remained airborne until past the 1st taxiway and appeared to touchdown near the 2nd taxiway before it bounced. It then exited the left side of the runway, went into a ditch where the landing gear impacted a sign. The airplane then pitched up, consistent with an attempted go-around or balked landing attempt, and impacted a building. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

Damage to the airport property revealed that the airplane departed the left side of runway 15 just before the A3 taxiway sign. The airplane damaged the sign, and several runway and taxiway lights, before it traveled through a drainage ditch, became airborne again, and impacted a hanger on the south side of taxiway F.

A post-accident examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the left wing was separated from the airplane consistent with impact forces and the aileron cable exhibited a broomstraw, or frayed appearance, consistent with an overload separation. The fuselage and right wing were impact damaged, which precluded movement of the remaining flight controls. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N9119W
Model/Series: PA-28-235 
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: KFLY,6874 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 6°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Wind 
Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 19 knots, 220°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 9000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination: Calhan, CO

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 38.94277,-104.5699 (est)

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on landing.  

Date: 03-APR-22
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N9119W
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: COLORADO SPRINGS
State: COLORADO




PEYTON, Colorado (KRDO) -- A plane crashed in Peyton on Sunday evening in a field next to the runway at the Meadow Lake Airport, sending all three people inside to the hospital.

The call came in just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday night reporting the crash. The plane clipped a hangar as it crashed, causing minor damage.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said two adults and one juvenile were inside the plane at the time of the crash. Though all three were sent to the hospital, the Sheriff's Office only knew the condition of one of the adults, who suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The condition of the other two is unclear.

The Federal Aviation Administration is the lead on this investigation and will continue to look into the crash in the coming days. As of right now, the National Transportation Safety Board is not involved in the investigation.

The plane is still at the crash site for now while the investigation continues. The last plane that crashed in the area remained at the scene for roughly a week.

Hughes 269A, N7057L: Accident occurred April 02, 2022 in Fort White, Columbia County, 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; Orlando, Florida

Tri County Rentals and Sales Inc


Location: Fort White, FL 
Accident Number: ERA22LA180
Date and Time: April 2, 2022, 10:29 Local 
Registration: N7057L
Aircraft: Hughes 269A
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Hughes 
Registration: N7057L
Model/Series: 269A
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Amateur Built:
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: IMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: GNV,134 ft msl
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 29 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: IndefiniteVV / 200 ft AGL 
Visibility: 0.25 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 29.992609,-82.709709 (est)

Rotorcraft crashed in a field for unknown reasons.

Date: 02-APR-22
Time: 14:29:00Z
Regis#: N7057L
Aircraft Make: HUGHES
Aircraft Model: 269
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WHITE
State: FLORIDA

FORT WHITE, Florida – Two people suffered only minor injuries Saturday morning when the helicopter they were in crashed in Columbia County, deputies said.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the area of State Road 47 and Sedgefield Lane after someone reported the helicopter crash.

They found the helicopter crashed near the roadway.

Deputies were able to render aid to the two people inside, who had minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the crash.

“We are thankful both occupants of the helicopter only sustained minor injuries and no one else was injured,” deputies wrote in a social media post.

Van's RV-6A, N534WC: Incident occurred April 01, 2022 at Page Field Airport (KFMY), Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

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

Aircraft nose gear collapsed after landing.  


Date: 01-APR-22
Time: 21:05:00Z
Regis#: N534WC
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT MYERS
State: FLORIDA

Boeing 787-9, N832AA: Accident occurred April 03, 2022 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL), Honolulu, Hawaii

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

Aircraft crew member climbed out of crew bunk and broke leg. 

American Airlines Inc


Date: 03-APR-22
Time: 19:32:00Z
Regis#: N832AA
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 787
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: AMERICAN AIRLINES
Flight Number: AAL123
City: HONOLULU
State: HAWAII