Sunday, August 28, 2022

Charleston International Airport (KCHS), South Carolina

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (WCBD) – A Charleston International Airport flight ran into an unusual delay on the taxiway Saturday night.

Delta passenger John Moroney said his flight from Atlanta landed in Charleston around 7 p.m. Saturday when the pilot announced a delay. 

An alligator was passing across the taxiway.  

The pilot briefly held the plane to let the gator pass.  

Boeing A75N1 (PT-17) Kaydet, N132JD: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 in Prue, Osage County, Oklahoma

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: CEN22LA395

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances along the edge of Keystone Lake and sank. 

Date: 27-AUG-22
Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N132JD
Aircraft Make: BOEING
Aircraft Model: A75N1
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: PRUE

UPDATE: Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the two people involved in the plane crash and says both are in stable condition.

A 66-year-old man from Collinsville was piloting the plane when it crashed. He was admitted to the hospital in stable condition with internal injuries.

A 19-year-old woman was a passenger in the plane. She was treated and released from the hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


A small yellow plane that crashed in Keystone Lake near Prue, Oklahoma, was recovered on August 28.

Around 1:45 p.m. the plane was completely removed from the water, and onto a boat ramp.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the plane was lifted on a private ramp in Sand Springs near Dotson Road.

The towing company stated that the wings of the plane will need to be removed in order to tow it safely.

On August 27 around 9 a.m., a pilot and passenger were in the plane, flying low.

OHP says it struck a power line which caused them to hit the water.

OHP confirmed there were two in the plane that escaped and were eventually transported.

The pilot has a fractured back but is said to be in stable condition. His passenger was treated and released.

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, N6SD: Accident occurred August 27, 2022 at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK), Chamblee, 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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Boggs, Daniel

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Mark Fayerman; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia 

Location: Chamblee, Georgia 
Accident Number: ERA22LA390
Date and Time: August 27, 2022, 21:10 Local 
Registration: N6SD
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N6SD
Model/Series: 505 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPDK, 979 ft msl
Observation Time: 21:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /22°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 11000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Chamblee, GA
Destination: Chamblee, GA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.878513,-84.303846 (est)

Rotorcraft landed and while hover taxiing incurred a tail strike. 

Date: 28-AUG-22
Time: 01:20:00Z
Regis#: N6SD
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 505
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91


ATLANTA — Emergency crews were called to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta Saturday night after a helicopter had a rough landing.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue said a helicopter fell 3 to 4 feet as it had technical issues. Several emergency vehicles were on the runway tending to the rotorcraft, video shows.

Federal Aviation Administration officials said the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter landed safely after experiencing a tail strike around 9:15 p.m.

The two people inside were having issues landing but were able to get out, authorities said. No one was hurt, according to the FAA.

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N915L: Incident occurred August 27, 2022 near Monterey Bay Academy Airport (CA66), Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, California

Cardinal Flying Corporation

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, California (KION-TV) -- Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office confirms a plane has landed at Manresa State Beach.

According to the dispatch center, no one was injured as the plane landed.

State Parks tells KION that the pilot reported engine failure and were attempting to land at Watsonville airport but weren't going to make it. This led to the pilot deciding to land at Manresa State Beach instead.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the incident.

Meanwhile State Parks said they're hoping to get the plane picked up tomorrow but will watch over it overnight.