Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Bombardier Global 7500, N63RP: Occurrence on April 03, 2022 at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), Palm Beach 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 occurrence. 

Additional Participating Entities: 
General Electric Flight Safety; Cincinnati, Ohio
Federal Aviation Administration ECO Branch; Burlington, Massachusetts
Federal Aviation Administration Accident Investigations; Washington, District of Columbia 
Bureau of Air Accident Investigation Malta
Transport Safety Board Canada
Accident Investigation Bureau
Bombardier

Mirasol Sky LLC


Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Occurrence Number: ENG22LA020
Date and Time: April 3, 2022, 09:06 Local
Registration: N63RP
Aircraft: BOMBARDIER INC BD-700-2A12 
Injuries:
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi and commuter - Non-scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BOMBARDIER INC
Registration: N63RP
Model/Series: BD-700-2A12 
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:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
Destination: Teterboro Airport, NJ (TEB)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:
Aircraft Damage: None
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: In-flight
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries:
Latitude, Longitude: 26.68639,-80.089337

Cessna 208 Caravan, N333LD: May 10, 2022 at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI), Palm Beach County, Florida

Beach Amphibian LLC


Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N184NW: Accident occurred May 10, 2022 near Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC) Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan

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; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Northwestern Michigan College


Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Accident Number: CEN22LA194
Date and Time: May 10, 2022, 17:30 Local 
Registration: N184NW
Aircraft: Cessna 172S
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On May 10, 2022, about 1730 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172S airplane, N184NW, was substantially damage when it was involved in an accident near Traverse City, Michigan. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instruction flight.

According to representatives of Northwestern Michigan College, the airplane was on a visual approach to runway 18 at Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, Michigan, when the engine lost power. The flight instructor took the flight controls and executed a forced landing to a civic center park area about 1 mile north of runway 18. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted terrain and the park’s perimeter fence.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the right wing and engine mount. Examination of the engine and fuel system revealed a loose b-nut fitting between the fuel injector and fuel manifold. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N184NW
Model/Series: 172S
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: KTVC,630 ft msl 
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C /18°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 11 knots / 18 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Traverse City, MI
Destination: Traverse City, MI

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: 44.760815,-85.592531 (est)

Aircraft experienced engine issues and crash-landed short of the runway in a field.

Date: 10-MAY-22
Time: 21:28:00Z
Regis#: N184NW
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: TRAVERSE CITY
State: MICHIGAN




A mechanical issue with an NMC plane forced an aviation student and flight instructor to make an emergency landing at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center Tuesday, according to a fact-finding investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The student and flight instructor were on a routine training flight aboard an NMC-owned 2010 Cessna 172 Skyhawk from Traverse City to Pellston, then to Gaylord and back to Traverse City Tuesday. Weather, fuel and all other conditions were normal and the plane was cleared for landing by air traffic control at Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport about 10 miles out. Upon the final approach at 5pm, the flight instructor noticed a loss of RPM and immediately took control of the aircraft. The aircraft engine started to choke and lose power. During this time, the flight instructor went through the emergency checklist, alerted the control tower and looked for the safest place to make an emergency landing. 

The instructor located an open field at the Civic Center and flew the aircraft away from the people. The instructor landed the aircraft about 250 feet from a baseball backstop fence, which absorbed the energy from the landing. The airbags deployed and the seat belts restrained the pilot and student, neither of whom experienced significant injury. The aircraft did not bounce, but the impact did damage the right side of the plane. Two bystanders helped the student and instructor from the aircraft. No one on the ground was injured. "All of this took place in a matter of seconds," according to an NMC release.

FAA representatives arrived at the scene Wednesday morning for fact finding. Investigators determined that the incident was not caused by pilot error but a single, anomalous mechanical issue. While the FAA has wrapped up its fact finding, the full investigation may take several weeks to complete. "The FAA believes the pilot did everything right and made the best choice possible," according to the release. "The FAA will continue looking for the exact cause. Once determined, the FAA will turn over the report to the National Transportation Safety Board for analysis. That report could take more than a year. Damage to the aircraft and all related expenses will be covered by insurance."

NMC performs regular maintenance on its aircraft. The plane involved in the incident received maintenance last week and was signed off to fly. It had flown approximately three hours without incident since it was released from maintenance. Following a voluntary safety standdown, the rest of the NMC fleet was cleared for flying at 11am Thursday. "NMC plans additional safety training with students and flight instructors, as well as offering counseling for anyone who wants it," according to the release. "Both the flight instructor and the student are taking some time to recover from this harrowing experience. The flight instructor was also on the side of the plane that received the most damage and is sore. NMC is respecting their request to have their identities remain private."

NMC's Director of Aviation Alex Bloye says that "because of the pilot’s quick thinking and solid training, we are so grateful that no one was injured. The number one thing we teach our aviation students is to fly the airplane. That’s exactly what our pilot did here. The flight instructor was able to keep control of the aircraft and respond to the situation, not just react." 


 




TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — A Northwestern Michigan College flight instructor and their student pilot weren't seriously hurt after their plane crashed in the Civic Center in Traverse City and witnesses rushed in to help.

That's according to Diana Fairbanks, the college's associate vice president of public relations, marketing and communications. She said the two at the controls appeared to aim for the least-busy corner of the sports fields where the plane came down, at least according to bystander accounts.

If true, it looks as though training and instinct kicked in during a situation every pilot hopes to avoid, she said.

"I think all things considered, it went as well as it could have, and hopefully it's something that we don't see again," she said.

Blake Williams was one of the witnesses who spoke to Fairbanks. The Traverse City resident and GT Social Sports member arrived around the time the plane went down for one of the club's soccer games.

Both he and club owner Justin Hostetler said they shouted to people near the field as the plane neared the ground. Williams and Hostetler both saw a man who was walking off a soccer field run clear just before the plane hit a fence at the field's southwest corner — otherwise, the field closest to the impact was empty, the two said.

The plane came to a rest at the edge of a driveway and the southwest corner of the athletic fields.

Traverse City Police Sgt. Adam Gray said the plane was a Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP.

Police were taping off the soccer fields nearest the twisted chain-link fence and damaged plane as some athletes played on and others watched the firefighters and other first responders.

Williams, a U.S. Army Reserves medic, ran to the plane and helped the student out as fuel spilled out of the right wing, he said. Other medical personnel joined in, including someone in scrubs and others with first-aid kits. They helped assess the student and teacher for serious injuries after moving them away from the plane.

Both seemed dazed from the crash, but other than cuts, scrapes and seat belt marks, the two didn't look to be seriously hurt, Williams said. He told responding paramedics everything he knew once they took over.

Williams said his training and experience from one year of overseas active duty kicked in. He trained for and saw much more serious situations.

"But no, not in my lifetime would I say that I'd witness an airplane crash-land less than 100 feet from me," he said.

He credited the two at the controls for any heroics, adding it looked to him like they handled the crash-landing as well as they could.

Fairbanks said she didn't know the details of which instructor and student were at the controls as of Tuesday evening.

The field was still abuzz with activity as first responders taped off another soccer field near the corner.

Elda Burgess was taking her 4-year-old son home after swim lessons at Grand Traverse Bay YMCA's nearby Easling Pool, she said. Class started just more than an hour before the plane came down, and before then her son was outside playing in the field.

Another woman asked Burgess if she heard a noise, and after learning there had been a plane crash, she went outside to see it for herself.

The crash remains under investigation by both city police and the Federal Aviation Administration, Gray said. He couldn't release any further information.

Fairbanks said she expected FAA investigators to arrive Wednesday morning, and that the plane had to stay in place until they cleared the scene. Police were to watch it overnight.




GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Michigan, (WPBN/WGTU) -- Emergency crews responded to the scene of a plane crash at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, Tuesday afternoon.

There are currently no reported injuries, police say.

Residents are being asked to avoid the area.

The Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP is registered to Northwestern Michigan College, which has an aviation program.

The civic center is near the approach for runway 18 at Cherry Capital Airport.

A witness said this incident is nothing short of a miracle, as the field was reportedly filled with young athletes.

According to the witness, they saw the plane losing altitude and that the baseball field's fencing acted as a stopping force.

The witness said it was the piloting that made the difference and the pilot stayed calm under pressure.

Bell 206L-4 LongRanger, N114SF: Incident occurred May 08, 2022 in Jacksonville, Pulaski County, Arkansas

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

Rotorcraft struck a bird breaking the windscreen.  

Viking Aviation

N114SF LLC


Date: 08-MAY-22
Time: 01:45:00Z
Regis#: N114SF
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 206
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AMBULANCE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: VIKING AVIATION
City: JACKSONVILLE
State: ARKANSAS

North American P-51D, N151MW: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

Aircraft on landing lost control and veered off runway.  


Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 17:50:00Z
Regis#: N151MW
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: P-51D
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CHINO
State: CALIFORNIA

Van's RV-8, N217E: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft landed and turned off the runway into the grass striking a runway light.  


Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 01:22:00Z
Regis#: N217E
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV8
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: EL CAJON
State: CALIFORNIA

Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III, N550P: Incident occurred May 08, 2022 at Modesto City-County Airport (KMOD), California

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

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed. 


Date: 08-MAY-22
Time: 19:02:00Z
Regis#: N550P
Aircraft Make: GLASAIR
Aircraft Model: III
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: MODESTO
State: CALIFORNIA

Boeing 737-900, N834DN: Incident occurred May 06, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft encountered turbulence injuring a passenger.

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 06-MAY-22
Time: 18:18:00Z
Regis#: N834DN
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL2137
City: ATLANTA
State: GEORGIA

Luscombe 8, N71647: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 at The Eastern Iowa Airport (KCID), Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa

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

Aircraft tail landing gear collapsed on takeoff. 


Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 13:08:00Z
Regis#: N71647
Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Aircraft Model: 8A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CEDAR RAPIDS
State: IOWA

Cirrus SR22, N378CD: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), Mercer County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft landed hard and veered off runway into the grass. 

Kanner & Whiteley LLC


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 01:50:00Z
Regis#: N378CD
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TRENTON
State: NEW JERSEY

Robinson R44, N63AT: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 in Belton, Bell County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Rotorcraft found abandoned on a small island near Stillhouse Hollow Lake with damage.

SOB Helicopters LLC


Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 16:00:00Z
Regis#: N63AT
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R44
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
City: BELTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, N3705T: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 at Fort Worth Alliance Airport (KAFW), Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aircraft landed gear up. 

N3705T LLC


Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 04:41:00Z
Regis#: N3705T
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: FORT WORTH
State: TEXAS

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N52950: Incident occurred May 06, 2022 and Accident occurred September 01, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

May 06, 2022: Aircraft on approach and struck powerlines at Palmer Municipal Airport (PAAQ), Alaska.

Flight Safety Alaska Inc

 
Date: 06-MAY-22
Time: 18:15:00Z
Regis#: N52950
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: PALMER
State: ALASKA

September 01, 2016

September 01, 2016





Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:

Flight Safety Alaska Inc


Location: Anchorage, Alaska 
Accident Number: GAA16CA487
Date and Time: September 1, 2016, 13:12 Local
Registration: N52950
Aircraft: Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that during taxi the airplane started to lean to the right, so he looked out of his window to see if the right tire was flat. He further reported that "the ramp was opening up into a 2 foot wide dark black hole" underneath the right main landing gear. The flight instructor and student pilot egressed from the airplane without further incident.

A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the empennage.

The flight instructor reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Photographs provided by Federal Aviation Administration showed that the right main landing gear had broken through the pavement into a sink hole underneath.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The airplane's encounter with a developing sink hole during taxi on the ramp area.

Findings
Environmental issues (general) - Effect on equipment

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi-to runway Miscellaneous/other (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor
Age: 33, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 23, 2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 1, 2015
Flight Time: (Estimated) 967 hours (Total, all aircraft), 600 hours (Total, this make and model)

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 31,Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 11, 2016
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 10 hours (Total, all aircraft), 10 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N52950
Model/Series: 172P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17274642
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 19, 2016 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 180 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAMR,138 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 01:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 299°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4900 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 6500 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - None - Rain
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Anchorage, AK (MRI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: MERRILL FIELD MRI 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 137 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 61.213054,-149.839996 (est)

Cessna Citation Sovereign 680, N685VM: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at Brown Field Municipal Airport (KSDM), San Diego, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Aircraft struck a coyote on landing. 

TTX Holdings LLC

Thrive Aviation


Date: 10-MAY-22
Time: 01:09:00Z
Regis#: N685VM
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 680
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: THRIVE AVIATION
Flight Number: TIV685
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beechcraft V35B Bonanza, N756T: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 in Lamar, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aircraft encountered turbulence and pilot hit their head. 


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N756T
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: V35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LAMAR
State: COLORADO

Piper PA-28R-200, N44802: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed, gear collapsed and incurred a propeller strike.


Date: 10-MAY-22
Time: 01:36:00Z
Regis#: N44802
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HOLLYWOOD
State: FLORIDA

Just Aircraft Highlander, N86RD: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at Blairsville Airport (KDZJ), Union County, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft made a hard landing incurring a propeller strike.  


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N86RD
Aircraft Make: JUST AIRCRAFT
Aircraft Model: HIGHLANDER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: BLAIRSVILLE
State: GEORGIA

Piper PA-32R: Incident occurred May 07, 2022 at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (KABY), Albany, Georgia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.  

Date: 07-MAY-22
Time: 15:28:00Z
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA32R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ALBANY
State: GEORGIA

Beech A36 Bonanza, N1563E: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

Aircraft encountered severe turbulence and pilot suffered a bump to the head.  

Easton Air LLC


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 17:05:00Z
Regis#: N1563E
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: A36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: HYANNIS
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Beech 95-C55 Baron, N162N: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at Camdenton Memorial-Lake Regional Airport (KOZS), Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing.  


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N162N
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95-C55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: CAMDENTON
State: MISSOURI

Mooney M20J, N4789H: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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

Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field. 


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 16:55:00Z
Regis#: N4789H
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: ALBUQUERQUE
State: NEW MEXICO

Van's RV-6A N7FJ: Accident occurred May 09, 2022 at Hendersonville Airport (0A7), Barker Heights, 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; Charlotte, North Carolina


Location: Hendersonville, North Carolina 
Accident Number: ERA22LA232
Date and Time: May 9, 2022, 12:15 Local
Registration: N7FJ
Aircraft: JUSTICE FRANK K VANS RV-6A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JUSTICE FRANK K 
Registration: N7FJ
Model/Series: VANS RV-6A NO SERIES 
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: AVL,2170 ft msl
Observation Time: 11:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 20 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C /7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Hendersonville, NC
Destination: Hendersonville, NC

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: 35.306323,-82.430966 

Aircraft landed hard, incurred a propeller strike and flipped over. 

Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 16:15:00Z
Regis#: N7FJ
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: HENDERSONVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Cirrus SR22, N241PK: Accident occurred April 27, 2022 in Konstanz, Germany

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: GAA22WA169 

Piper PA-28R-201, N611CM: Accident occurred May 09, 2022 at Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF), San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft battery was being jumped and rolled into a tree.  


Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N611CM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: SAN ANTONIO
State: TEXAS

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Cessna 182Q Skylane, N5224N: Incident occurred May 09, 2022 at Cedar City Regional Airport (KCDC), Iron County, Utah

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

Aircraft lost right main tire on takeoff damaging right flap strut. 

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Date: 09-MAY-22
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N5224N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: CEDAR CITY
State: UTAH