Saturday, August 20, 2022

Aero Commander 100-180, N3727X: Incident occurred August 13, 2022 at Pueblo Memorial Airport (KPUB), Colorado

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

Aircraft lost directional control during takeoff and veered off runway.  


Date: 13-AUG-22
Time: 14:08:00Z
Regis#: N3727X
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: 100
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: PUEBLO
State: COLORADO

Airbus A320-214, N208NV: Incident occurred August 13, 2022 at St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (KPIE), Pinellas County, Florida

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

Aircraft struck a bird on departure and aborted takeoff.  

Allegiant Air LLC


Date: 13-AUG-22
Time: 13:01:00Z
Regis#: N208NV
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A320
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ALLEGIANT AIR
Flight Number: AAY1089
City: ST PETERSBURG
State: FLORIDA

Christen Eagle II, N31RR: Incidents occurred August 14, 2022 and July 17, 2021

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

August 14, 2022:  Aircraft struck taxiway lights turning off runway at Des Moines International Airport (KDSM), Iowa.


Date: 14-AUG-22
Time: 19:35:00Z
Regis#: N31RR
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: CHRISTEN EAGLE II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DES MOINES
State: IOWA

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

July 17, 2021:  Aircraft blew a tire on landing and damaged a runway and a taxiway light at Des Moines International Airport (KDSM), Iowa.


Date: 17-JUL-21
Time: 19:46:00Z
Regis#: N31RR
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: CHRISTEN EAGLE II
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DES MOINES
State: IOWA

Boeing 737-700, N791SW: Incident occurred August 12, 2022 at St Louis Lambert International Airport (KSTL), Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft on landing and cowling came off. 

Southwest Airlines Co


Date: 12-AUG-22
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N791SW
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 737
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
Flight Number: SWA1727
City: ST LOUIS
State: MISSOURI

Boeing 757-200, N723TW: Incident occurred August 12, 2022 at Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS), Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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

Aircraft was being pushed back from gate and left winglet struck horizontal stabilizer of a parked and empty Delta CRJ9.

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 12-AUG-22
Time: 20:02:00Z
Regis#: N723TW
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: 757
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DA;458
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Thomas' Flyer, N35WT: Incident occurred August 13, 2022 in Searsmont, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on the runway. 


Date: 13-AUG-22
Time: 18:11:00Z
Regis#: N35WT
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: THOMAS' FLYER
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SEARSMONT
State: MAINE

Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser, N587FL: Accident occurred August 19, 2022 in Marathon, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft experienced engine issues and crashed into the water. 

Florida Keys Flight Academy LLC


Date: 19-AUG-22
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N587FL
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: MARATHON
State: FLORIDA






A plane crashed in the water off the Florida Keys Friday afternoon.

The plane went down in the shallow Gulf of Mexico water off the city of Marathon shortly before 5 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. 

The sheriff’s office released a photo of the plane resting upside down on the bottom of the Gulf.

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nicole Groll said two people were rescued from the water by a boater. They were not seriously injured, Groll said.

According to the Coast Guard, the pilot noticed a malfunction soon after takeoff from the Florida Keys/Marathon International Airport.

To avoid crashing into a residential area, the pilot opted to try a water landing, Groll said.

The sheriff’s office said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will investigate the crash.

Air Tractor AT-602, N602PB: Fatal accident occurred August 19, 2022 in Glendora, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Kemner, Heidi

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi
Air Tractor Inc; Olney, Texas

Snow Brake Air Service Inc


Location: Glendora, Mississippi 
Accident Number: ERA22FA376
Date and Time: August 19, 2022, 10:30 Local 
Registration: N602PB
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 19, 2022, about 1030 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-602, N602PB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glendora, Mississippi. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

According to the operator’s son, the pilot had planned for three flights to spray the target field and was returning from the second flight to reload when the accident occurred. The target field was about 14 miles southeast from the airport and the accident site was along the straight-line distance from the airport to the target field (see figure 1). The accident site was about 9 miles from the target field and 5 miles from the airport. 

The airplane came to rest in a cornfield, at an elevation of 140 ft, upright, with the wreckage oriented on a 230° heading. All major components of the airplane were located in the vicinity of the main wreckage. The airplane struck multiple rows of corn prior to impacting the ground. The left wingtip red-light lens cover was located in the vicinity of the first ground impact scar. The first vegetation strike was about 155 ft from the main wreckage and there was an odor of fuel at the accident site.

The fuselage remained intact, with the empennage attached to the fuselage. The leading edge of the left horizontal stabilizer was dented and remained attached to the empennage. The right horizontal stabilizer was bent aft and wrinkled about 1 ft from the empennage attach point. The left and right elevators remained attached to the empennage with the trim tabs attached to each elevator and both elevators moved freely by hand. The rudder and rudder trim tab remained attached to the vertical stabilizer and were undamaged. Flight control continuity was confirmed from the flight controls in the cockpit to the elevator and rudder. The right wing remained attached to the fuselage and was bent aft. The right aileron remained attached to the right wing and the outboard section was impact damaged. The left-wing tip was impact separated and was located about 140 ft before the main wreckage. The inboard section of the left wing remained attached to the fuselage with the outboard 20 ft impact damaged and bent aft. Flight control continuity was confirmed from the ailerons to the flight controls in the cockpit through multiple overload breaks in the push/pull rods.

The engine remained attached to the airframe engine mounts. The front reduction gearbox was impact separated and remained attached to the propeller hub. Remnants of the front reduction gearbox flange remained attached to the power section of the engine. Multiple gear teeth on the reduction gearbox exhibited rotational scoring. The exhaust stacks were removed to facilitate examination. The 2nd stage power turbine remained intact and one of the blade tips was impact separated and located at the accident site in the vicinity of the engine with multiple turbine blades exhibiting trailing edge damage. Rotational scoring was noted on the power turbine section case. Furthermore, the sections of the exhaust duct exhibited torsional/compression damage.

The airplane was equipped with a 5-blade Hartzell controllable pitch propeller. Two of the 5 propeller blades were impact separated from the hub and located along the debris path. The other 3 propeller blades remained attached to the hub. Multiple blades were bent the opposite direction of travel and exhibited chordwise scratching. Furthermore, one blade exhibited leading edge gouging.

An Electronics International MVP-50 engine data unit and a SatLoc Bantam unit were removed and sent to the NTSB Recorders Laboratory for data download.



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC 
Registration: N602PB
Model/Series: AT-602
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: RNV, 140 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glendora, MS 
Destination: Glendora, MS

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:33.84119 4,-90.302528

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.

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a field.  

Date: 19-AUG-22
Time: 17:12:00Z
Regis#: N602PB
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT-602
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 137
City: GLENDORA
State: MISSISSIPPI

Billy Ray Kent
May 16, 1952  -  August 19, 2022
~

Mr. Billy Ray Kent, 70, of Sumner passed into Glory on August 19, 2022 while flying across the blue, cloud-streaked skies of Tallahatchie County.

Born on May 16, 1952, Mr. Kent attended and graduated from West Tallahatchie High School. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sumner, Mississippi.

As a lifelong Deltan, he was a man of great curiosity and achievement. Mr. Kent began earning his flying credentials in 1974. Once he earned his pilot’s license he went on to earn ratings for glider planes, aerobatic planes, a certification for tandem parachute jumping, and the honor of ACE Pilot of the Year. He had been an ag. pilot servicing Delta farmers, and best friends, for nearly five decades.

He was also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, pedal steel and bass guitar being what he was most known for. And, for over 25 years, as the bass player for Mike Ellis and the Hometown Band, he laid down the backbone for every house party, concert and festival the boys played. They were not just a band, but brothers.

A friend to all, he never met a stranger and always had a comforting smile or sturdy shoulder to offer anyone in need. He loved bird dogs and quail hunting. Some of his best times were spent chasing turkeys and hunting deer. Mostly, though, he loved to share the fields and woods with his friends, family and loved ones. He was especially passionate about sharing the outdoors with children.

Out of all his achievements and honors being Daddy, to Rayanne and Lena, was his most favorite. They, along with his grandsons, were the loves of his life. He never missed an opportunity to spend time with them. The impact he already had on his grandson’s lives was tremendous.

He is preceded in death by his father: Billy James Kent.

He is survived by his mother: Doris Kent, and his twin sister: Faye Gullette (Ted); his little sister Lessie Kent (Bill Waldrup) as well as his wife: Angie Hawkins Kent and her son: Jamie Mangum; his two daughters: Rayanne Hollis (Van) and their two sons: Kent and Burnham Hollis; and Lena Kay Koenig (Nick) and their son: Malone Koenig. He also leaves behind his former wife, the mother of his children, Becky Gourlay. These, and his host of best friends, will forever remember and cherish Billy Ray, whose heart was as big and beautiful as the skies of heaven he so loved.

Family and friends are invited to visitation on Saturday, August 27th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the family’s home, 402 Cassidy St. Sumner, Ms.

A memorial service will be held at the Sumner Presbyterian Church on Sunday at 3 pm. Immediately Followed by an aerial flyover Missing man formation.

The memorial service will be streamed live on Facebook. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Super Hunt: Deer Hunts for Youth with Disabilities (www.southernoutdoorsunlimited.org), or CARES Animal Shelter (P.O. Box 142, Clarksdale, Ms. 38614).


A Tallahatchie County pilot was killed Friday afternoon when an agricultural plane crashed into a farm field just north of Glendora, according to Tallahatchie County Sheriff Jimmy Fly.

The sheriff has identified the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, as Billy Ray Kent, 70, of 402 Cassidy St., Sumner.

Mr. Kent was said to be the chief pilot at Snow Brake Air Service Inc. near Webb, where he reportedly had worked since January 1985.

Tallahatchie County Coroner Ginger Meriwether said an autopsy would be conducted at the Mississippi Forensics Laboratory in Pearl for an official ruling on Mr. Kent's cause of death. She said the examination should help to determine whether a medical emergency could have contributed to the crash.

Meriwether said Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale will be in charge of Mr. Kent's arrangements.

The crop duster that Mr. Kent was piloting had gone missing for several hours about midday Friday, prompting an aerial search, Fly said.

A pilot in one of the planes involved in the search spotted the wreckage at about 3:20 p.m., the sheriff noted.

He said the crash site was in a cornfield approximately a half-mile east of Highway 49.

Fly noted that the Tallahatchie County Emergency Management Agency and Sumner Volunteer Fire Department joined the Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Office in responding to the scene. He said there was no fire and that firefighters just provided assistance.

The sheriff said investigators from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were due at the site Saturday.

Fly, who expressed appreciation "to everyone who helped and responded to this accident," said his thoughts and prayers are with the family.

"[Mr. Kent] had a lot of friends who were there to help, and everyone talked about what a great pilot he was and all of the flight hours and experience he had," the sheriff noted.  "I just hope the family can find some peace and comfort during this difficult time."

Meriwether said this kind of "terrible accident" is not often seen, sending "many prayers for Mr. Kent's family and friends."

In the last such local incident, a 28-year-old Schlater pilot was killed Aug. 16, 2017, when his crop duster crashed in southwestern Tallahatchie County, near the Tallahatchie-Leflore county line.

Smyth Sidewinder TD, N60JV: Fatal accident occurred August 20, 2022 and Accident occurred January 28, 2017

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22FA311

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

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances after departure. 

172 LLC


Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N60JV
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: SIDE WINDER TD
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: WICHITA FALLS
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. 

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Texas DPS identified Wednesday the victim of a small plane crash that happened at the Wichita Valley Airport on Saturday.

Tom Cox of Waldron, Arkansas was identified as the victim.

Cox reportedly drove from Arkansas to purchase the plane and it crashed on takeoff. He was pinned in the plane after it went off on the runway, flipped and caught fire, according to the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office.

An officer on the scene told News Channel 6 crews a grass fire was subsequently contained near the airport.

There was only one occupant in the plane, according to DPS.




Fatal accident occurred August 20, 2022 at Wichita Valley Airport (F14), Wichita County, Texas


Wichita County Sheriff's Office -

Sadly, Wichita County Deputies had to respond to a single-engine plane fatality crash at Wichita Valley Airport. A person drove from Arkansas to purchase this plane and it crashed on takeoff. They were pinned in the plane when it went off the runway, flipped, and caught fire.  IPPD, IPFD, Sheppard Fire, Wichita West, and DPS were on scene. DPS had the scene and we helped secure the area waiting on FAA arrival. Prayers to their family of the pilot and prayers for the responders involved.







WICHITA COUNTY, Texas (KFDX/KJTL) — Multiple Wichita County agencies are responding to the Wichita Valley Airport for a plane that crashed.

According to our reporter from the scene, a plane crashed shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 20. Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Wichita West Fire Department are among those responding to the scene.

A large plume of smoke could be seen coming from the area of the crash, and fire crews were extinguishing a small grass fire.

A witness told us that she saw the plane crash and land upside down.



January 28, 2017




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board
 

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Benhoff, Kathryn

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: McCook, Nebraska
Accident Number: GAA17CA127
Date and Time: January 28, 2017, 16:45 Local 
Registration: N60JV
Aircraft: VAUGHAN GERALD R SIDE WINDER TD 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions, the airplane veered to the left. He applied right rudder and brake, but the airplane struck a runway sign on the left side of the runway and exited the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport revealed that, about 8 minutes after the accident, the wind was 320 ° true at 19 knots, gusting to 25 knots, and peak wind was 300 ° true at 27 knots. The airplane landed on runway 30.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Gusts - Effect on operation
Environmental issues Sign/marker - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing-landing roll Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 59,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: November 18, 2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 14, 2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 5152.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 4800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot-rated passenger Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 58,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: May 29, 2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: VAUGHAN GERALD R 
Registration: N60JV
Model/Series: SIDE WINDER TD NO SERIES 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility; Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: V1004
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 10, 2016 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 397.6 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMCK, 2530 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 22:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 280°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 8000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 19 knots / 25 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 320° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: CLAREMORE, OK (GCM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: McCook, NE (MCK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 13:10 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: MC COOK BEN NELSON RGNL MCK 
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 2582 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6450 ft / 100 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 40.205833,-100.589721(est)

Cessna 150, N8797G: Accident occurred August 20, 2022 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: ERA22LA380 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Alabama and NW Florida

Aircraft crashed into a wooded area due to engine issues.

https://registry.faa.gov/N8797G

Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 16:40:00Z
Regis#: N8797G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 150
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: TUSCALOOSA
State: ALABAMA




No one was hurt when a small plane crashed in rural Tuscaloosa County Saturday afternoon, first responders said.

The Carroll's Creek Fire Protection District said on Facebook that the plane came down on Wint Dunn Road in the Wiley community, which is off Highway 69 North, northeast of Samantha.

The volunteer fire department said the Federal Aviation Administration are enroute to the scene of the crash to begin an investigation.

Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N55267 and Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N52652: Accident occurred August 20, 2022 at Flying Circus Aerodrome (3VA3), Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft landed on top of N52652 during aerobatic maneuvers. 


Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N55267
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: WARRENTON
State: VIRGINIA

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

Aircraft N55267 landed on top of N52652 during aerobatic maneuvers. 

United Balloon Ventures LLC


Date: 20-AUG-22
Time: 14:45:00Z
Regis#: N52652
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AIR SHOW
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: WARRENTON
State: VIRGINIA




Four people suffered minor injuries when two aircraft collided Saturday morning at the Flying Circus Aerodrome in Fauquier County.

The incident happened about 9:05 a.m. at the airfield in the 5100 block of Ritchie Road. State police say a Boeing-Stearman aircraft was attempting to land when another Boeing-Stearman aircraft was attempting to take off. The two aircraft collided, causing one of them to overturn, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old Warrenton man, along with a 50-year-old woman who was his passenger, both were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old Chesterfield County man, and his passenger, a 14-year-old girl, also suffered minor injuries and also were treated at the scene.

The FAA responded to the scene and the crash remains under investigation. The NTSB was also notified.

No one on the ground was injured, Coffey said.



FAUQUIER COUNTY, Virginia (WRIC) — Two planes collided in Fauquier County on Saturday morning, causing injury to four people, including a Chesterfield resident.

Virginia State Police responded to a two-plane crash along the 5100 block of Ritchie Road in Fauquier County on Saturday, August 20 at 9:05 a.m.  

According to police, a Boeing-Stearman was attempting to land at the same time another Boeing-Stearman was attempting to take off. The two aircraft collided with each other, causing one of the planes to overturn.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old man from Chesterfield, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. The passenger, a 14-year-old female, also had minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old man from Warrenton, Virginia, and the passenger, a 50-year-old woman, both had minor injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash was treated for their injuries on scene. No one on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.

This crash remains under investigation.


A Warrenton man was injured today when his plane collided with another aircraft and crashed in Fauquier County.

Virginia State Police responded to a two-plane crash in Fauquier County. The crash occurred Saturday, August 20, at 9:05 a.m. along the 5100 block of Ritchie Road at a small airfield.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Boeing-Stearman was attempting to land when another Boeing-Stearman was trying to take off. The two aircraft collided, which caused one of them to overturn.

The pilot of the aircraft that was landing, a 62-year-old man from Warrenton, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. A 50-year-old female passenger was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The pilot of the aircraft that was taking off, a 62-year-old man from Chesterfield, suffered minor injuries and was treated on the scene. A 14-year-old female passenger was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The FAA responded to the scene, and the crash remains under investigation. The NTSB was also notified.

No one on the ground was injured.

The airfield is home to the Flying Circus Airshow. According to its Facebook page, an air balloon show occurred today at the airport where the crash occurred.