Friday, May 06, 2022

Cessna 140, N546CP: Incident occurred May 04, 2022 in Fordyce, Dallas County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway.  


Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 02:21:00Z
Regis#: N546CP
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: FORDYCE
State: ARKANSAS

Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee G, N4507T: Incident occurred May 04, 2022 in Fresno, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fresno, California

Aircraft sitting on the ramp, reported engine intake fire during startup and fire was extinguished. 


Date: 04-MAY-22
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N4507T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: FRESNO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 76 Duchess, N6002K: Incident occurred May 04, 2022 at Sacramento Executive Airport (KSAC), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.

Jet & Rotor Aviation LLC


Date: 04-MAY-22
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N6002K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 76
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SACRAMENTO
State: CALIFORNIA

Boeing 737-700, N940WN: Incident occurred May 05, 2022 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aircraft encountered severe turbulence causing injury to crew member. 

Southwest Airlines Co


Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 20:12:00Z
Regis#: N940WN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA2150
City: LITTLE ROCK
State: ARKANSAS

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N70228: Incident occurred May 05, 2022 in Buhler, Reno County, Kansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aircraft conducting pipeline patrol and made a forced landing in a field. 

Eagle Sky Patrol Inc


Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N70228
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: BUHLER
State: KANSAS

Renegade Spirit, N17RS: Incident occurred May 05, 2022 in Battle Mountain, Lander County, Nevada

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aircraft landed in a field. 

Blue Side Up Aviation Group


Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 17:46:00Z
Regis#: N17RS
Aircraft Make: MURPHY
Aircraft Model: RENEGADE SPIRIT
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BATTLE MOUNTAIN
State: NEVADA

Zenith STOL CH 701, N701VX: Accident occurred May 05, 2022 at Culpeper Regional Airport (KCJR), Virginia










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; Herndon, Virginia

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Culpepper, Virginia 
Accident Number: ERA22LA222
Date and Time: May 5, 2022, 09:25 Local 
Registration: N701VX
Aircraft: CHARLES R KYLE ZENITH STOL CH701
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHARLES R KYLE
Registration: N701VX
Model/Series: ZENITH STOL CH701
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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: KCJR,315 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / 14 knots, 40°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2700 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.13 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Culpepper, VA
Destination: Culpepper, VA

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: 38.525472,-77.859639

Aircraft made a hard landing and nose gear separated. 

Date: 05-MAY-22
Time: 13:25:00Z
Regis#: N701VX
Aircraft Make: ZENITH
Aircraft Model: STOL CH701
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CULPEPER
State: VIRGINIA

Cirrus SR22 GTS, N24LA: Fatal accident occurred May 06, 2022 in the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island, Georgia

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;  West Columbia, South Carolina 

Farr Fly LLC
Location: Tybee Island, Georgia
Accident Number: ERA22LA220
Date and Time: May 6, 2022, 08:44 Local 
Registration: N24LA
Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On May 6, 2022, at 0844 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corp SR22, N24LA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in the Atlantic Ocean near Tybee Island, Georgia. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

A review of preliminary Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data and air traffic control information obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration revealed that the airplane departed runway 27 at Whiteplains Airport (SC99), Lexington, South Carolina, about 0738. The airplane turned to a southbound heading, climbed to an altitude of about 4,000 ft mean sea level (msl) and flew for about 10 nautical miles (nm). The pilot had requested and was given an approach clearance for the RNAV GPS approach to runway 17 at Barnwell Regional Airport (BNL), Barnwell, South Carolina, about 48 miles from SC99.

The air traffic controller requested that the pilot provide a position report inbound on the approach over the “FATSU” waypoint. The pilot acknowledged the request but did not subsequently report passing the waypoint. The airplane overflew runway 17 at BNL about 2,200 ft msl and continued to fly another 113 miles on a 170° heading. The airplane crossed over the eastern coastline of Tybee Island and continued over the Atlantic Ocean for about 15 miles then began to slow and descend briefly. Then, when passing through about 1,500 ft msl, the airplane entered a left arcing descending turn with a corresponding increase in groundspeed. The last target was observed at 0844, as the airplane descended through 75 ft msl about 18 nm southeast of Tybee Island.

The wreckage was recovered on May 16, 2022, and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP 
Registration: N24LA
Model/Series: SR22 
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: BNL,247 ft msl
Observation Time: 08:35 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 99 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 210°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Lexington, SC (SC99) 
Destination: Barnwell, SC (BML)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 31.705667,-80.707333

Aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean under unknown circumstances. 

Date: 06-MAY-22
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N24LA
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew 1
Pax 0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
City: SAVANNAH
State: GEORGIA

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.

Edwin Alton Farr
January 1, 1955 - May 6, 2022


Lexington, South Carolina - Ed flew his last flight on May 6, 2022. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Ed was the son of the late Daphne Harmon and Clifford Alton Farr. 

A graduate of Hammond Academy, Ed attended the College of Charleston. 

In 1979, Ed founded Heritage Roofing Company.

Ed is survived by his wife of forty years, Carol McConnell of Orangeburg, his children - who he was so proud of - daughter Ashley (Chad) Zimmerman, son Edwin (Carrie) Farr and his grandchildren - Harmon Zimmerman, Henry Zimmerman and Warren Farr. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Gene McConnell (Caroline), nieces and nephews. 

Ed was so talented and loved a project. He also enjoyed playing guitar and most importantly - he loved flying. 

Props, as he was known and loved by his grandchildren, cherished his time he spent with them and his beloved dogs, CoCo and Bo.

Ed always had a smile on his face and a funny story to tell. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 25, 2022 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lexington, S.C. with visitation following in the Parish Life Center. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or a charity of one's choice.







CHATHAM COUNTY, Georgia (WTGS) — A small plane and it’s pilot, which had been missing since May 6, have both been recovered as of Thursday morning.

The pilot had crashed into the waters of Chatham County, possibly after running out of fuel.

The Bryan County Coroner, Bill Cox, said the body of Edwin Alton Farr, 67 of Lexington, South Carolina, was recovered on May 13.

“The family had hired someone to look for the plane and retrieve the body on Friday the 13th," Cox said. "They found the plane at five o’clock that evening and sent two divers down to retrieve the body from the plane.”

Lt. Eric Gaustad of the Bryan County Sheriff's Office said Farr’s body was found roughly 18 miles off the coast of Bryan County.

Farr’s remains were transported to the boat ramp at Fort McAllister and later transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler.

Cox said a cause of death is currently under investigation. “The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office at GBI lab," Cox said. "An autopsy was performed, but it’s pending.”

Sea Tow Savannah was contracted to remove the submerged plane. "We were hired to go out and recover the plane from the bottom of the ocean," said Jim Givens, Sea Tow equipment operator. On Thursday, Givens and his team at Sea Tow Savannah towed the plane about 35 miles to Half Moon Marina on Colonels Island in Liberty County on Thursday, which is six days after the body was recovered.





A small plane which had been missing since May 6, was recovered Thursday morning. The pilot was recovered May 13

The pilot had crashed into the waters of Chatham county possibly after running out of fuel.

Bryan County Coroner, Bill Cox said the body of Edwin Alton Farr, 67 of Lexington, South Carolina was recovered Friday May 13, in the afternoon.

 Lt. Eric Gaustad of the Bryan County Sheriffs Office said Farr’s body was received roughly about 18 miles off the coast of Bryan County.  Farr’s remains were transported to the boat ramp at Fort McAllister and later transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Pooler.

Cox said a cause of death is currently under investigation and Farr’s family picked up his cremated remains on Thursday afternoon.

The plane was towed from the crash site about 35 miles to Half Moon Marina on Colonels Island in Liberty County.




The body of a missing pilot and a missing plane have been recovered off the coast of Bryan County.

The Bryan County coroner says the human remains found in the waters off the coast of Bryan County are that of 67 year old Edwin Farr.

Farr is from Lexington, South Carolina.

Crews found his body on Friday, May 13, about 18 miles off the coast.

Officials then discovered the plane yesterday, and brought it to shore today. They had suspended their search for the plane back on Friday, May 6.

The search started when a South Carolina airport reported Farr’s plane missing.

Farr was supposed to land at 9 a.m. that morning, but never made it.

His cause of death, and the crash itself, are still under investigation.