Friday, September 09, 2022

Cessna 525B Citation CJ3, N525B: Incident occurred September 05, 2022 at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Houston, Texas

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

Aircraft blew a tire on landing damaging main gear door.  

525 Aviation LLC

Wheels Up Private Jets 


Date: 05-SEP-22
Time: 23:55:00Z
Regis#: N525B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  2 No Injuries
Pax: 6 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 135
Flight Number: DPJ525
City: HOUSTON
State: TEXAS

Cessna 152, N48918: Accident occurred September 07, 2022 near South Valley Regional Airport (U42), West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah

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): Gutierrez, Eric

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Suzanne Braund; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah


Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Accident Number: WPR22LA342
Date and Time: September 7, 2022, 15:00 Local
Registration: N48918
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N48918
Model/Series: 152
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: KU42,4603 ft msl
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C /13°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / 21 knots, 110°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Salt Lake City, UT
Destination: Salt Lake City, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 40.619547,-111.99288 (est)

Aircraft departed and crashed under unknown circumstances in a soccer complex.

Date: 07-SEP-22
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N48918
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: Accident 
Highest Injury: None
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries
Pax: 1 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SALT LAKE CITY
State: UTAH



WEST JORDAN, Utah — No one was injured after a small plane crashed into a West Jordan soccer field on Wednesday afternoon.

The plane came down just south of South Valley Regional Airport, crash landing in the West Jordan Soccer Complex. A photo of the single-engine plane showed it coming to a stop just before a tree next to a walkway.

West Jordan Fire Department officials said a gust of wind forced the plane down, but offered no other information.

Two male passengers on board the plane were not injured in the crash.



Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet, N77VJ: Accident occurred September 09, 2022 near Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), Osceola County, Florida

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

Aircraft parachute deployed after encountering severe turbulence and landed in Lake Tohopekaliga. 

TAC9 Inc


Date: 09-SEP-22
Time: 19:18:00Z
Regis#: N77VJ
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SF50
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Flight Crew:  1 Minor Injuries
Pax: 2 Minor Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA









OSCEOLA COUNTY, Florida  — Three people are injured after a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet went down in a marshy area of Osceola County Friday, according to Osceola County Fire Rescue.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating and the cleanup of about 100 gallons of fuel is underway as investigators try to figure out what went wrong.

A Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet crashed in Osceola right behind Josh Miller's house on Toho Drive. He caught it on his security camera.

"I saw the airplane coming in, and it crashed into the bank of my pond, and the parachute kept like, catapulting it into the woods,” Miller said.

He said the wind was blowing, and it was raining super hard around 3 p.m. when he saw the small plane go down.

"It flipped, so when it hit the bank, it flipped like end over end the first time,” Miller said.

Miller rushed to help the three passengers on board–two adults and one minor–but it wasn't easy.

It's a swampy area with three feet of water.

“We could see there had been a parachute that had been deployed. We could see some signs, but we had to make access to them,” said Andrew Sullivan with Osceola County Fire Rescue.

Rescue officials say the terrain is so rough where this plane crashed, that they had to actually use chainsaws to get the underbrush cut to get to the aircraft.

Miller says the parachute kept yanking the plane through the woods.

Osceola County Fire Rescue says the chute ended up on top of some live power lines.

“This guy was lucky,” he said.

Miller says the man suffered a gash on his head.

“There was two women with him. One of them was hurt pretty badly. She had hip injury or something like that,” Miller said. “And then the other girl, the younger girl, she seemed OK (but) was shaken. She was actually able to get out of the aircraft before it went into the swamp.”

All three were taken to local hospitals for further treatment.

According to FlightAware, the small plane took off from Opa-Locka in South Florida at 2:13 p.m. and was headed to Kissimmee Gateway Airport.

“He just told me he was headed into Kissimmee and they diverted him,” Miller said.

He said they're all lucky to be alive.

Bell 205A-1, N66HJ: Accident occurred September 07, 2022 in Cougar, Cowlitz County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland

Rotorcraft crashed under unknown circumstances into Merrill Lake.


Date: 07-SEP-22
Time: 23:15:00Z
Regis#: N66HJ
Aircraft Make: BELL
Aircraft Model: 205
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: OTHER
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 133
City: COUGAR
State: WASHINGTON


PORTLAND, Oregon – Authorities are investigating after a helicopter reportedly crashed into Merrill Lake near Cougar, Washington on Wednesday.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources tells KOIN 6 News a helicopter was dipping into the lake to assist with the Kalama Fire. However, the helicopter crashed into the north end of the water around 4 p.m., officials say.

Oregonians warned of possible power outages ahead of expected wind event
The Washington DNR said the pilot, who was the only person on board, was able to swim to shore and receive a medical evaluation.

The public is asked to avoid the area while authorities investigate the cause of the crash.

Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow II, N29RM: Incident occurred September 08, 2022 near Huntsville Executive Airport (KMDQ), Meridianville, Madison County, Alabama

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

Aircraft crashed for unknown reasons 200 feet short of runway.  

Redstone Arsenal Flying Club


Date: 08-SEP-22
Time: 20:18:00Z
Regis#: N29RM
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Flight Crew: 1 Minor Injuries 
Pax:  1 Minor Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 91
City: HUNTSVILLE
State: ALABAMA

ATR 42-600, N401SV: Incident occurred September 06, 2022 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (KFLL), Broward County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed and post flight inspection revealed a cracked taxi light due to possibly a bird strike. 


Date: 06-SEP-22
Time: 13:06:00Z
Regis#: N401SV
Aircraft Make: ATR-GIE AVIONS DE TRNSP REGION
Aircraft Model: ATR42
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 2 No Injuries 
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: SILVER AIRWAYS
Flight Number: SIL59
City: FORT LAUDERDALE
State: FLORIDA

Cessna U206G Stationair, N756SG: Accident occurred September 07, 2022 on Katahdin Lake, Maine

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: ERA22LA402 

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

Aircraft damaged one (1) of the floats during landing. 

Waters Aero Marine Inc 


Date: 07-SEP-22
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: N756SG
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: UC206
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Flight Crew: 1 Minor Injuries
Pax:  1 Serious Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KATAHDIN LAKE
State: MAINE

Diamond DA-20-C1 Eclipse, N169PS: Accident occurred September 09, 2022 at North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT), Clark County, Nevada

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22LA346

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Las Vegas, Nevada

Aircraft nose gear collapsed and aircraft ran off runway during landing. 

Diamond Aircraft Sales of Kentucky LLC


Date: 09-SEP-22
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N169PS
Aircraft Make: DIAMOND
Aircraft Model: DA20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries
Pax:  0
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN

Beech C24R Sierra, N6634X: Accident occurred September 08, 2022 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon

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

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances in a field. 


Date: 08-SEP-22
Time: 16:58:00Z
Regis#: N6634X
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 35
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries
Pax:  2 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: PENDLETON
State: OREGON

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N91203: Incident occurred September 08, 2022 at Grassy Meadows/Sky Ranch Landowners Association Airport (UT47), Hurricane, Utah

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

Aircraft ground looped during touch and go.  

John Black LLC


ate: 08-SEP-22
Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N91203
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No Injuries
Pax: 1 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HURRICANE
State: UTAH

CSA PiperSport, N126WK: Fatal accident occurred September 08, 2022 at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO), Los Angeles County, California

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22FA338 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California

Aircraft crashed in the infield during landing under unknown circumstances.

Santa Monica Flyers Inc


Date: 08-SEP-22
Time: 23:25:00Z
Regis#: N126WK
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: SPORT
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 2
Flight Crew: 1 Fatal
Pax: 1 Fatal 
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SANTA MONICA
State: CALIFORNIA

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.


Christian West



Santa Monica Flyers

Please join us at Santa Monica Flyers for a Memorial service for our beloved friend Christian on Friday, 9/16, at 5pm.

All of us here at Santa Monica Flyers are heartbroken, but the process of healing begins with community. Now is the time to come together and grieve our loss.

Thank you to everyone who has written, called and dropped off flowers. Our hearts are with you.

— Santa Monica Flyers

Christian West
Certified Flight Instructor at Santa Monica Flyers Inc.

Certified Flight Instructor pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Seeking to be a commercial airline pilot after all certifications are received and schooling is complete.

Instructs students learning to operate a single-engine aircraft; working in and out of an airplane. Develops curricula, conducts training flights, determines student proficiency, develop new teaching methods and reports on student progress.


 
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Elliott Simpson.






SANTA MONICA, California (KABC) -- A flight instructor and a student were killed when a small plane crashed at Santa Monica Airport Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to the scene around 4:25 p.m., and firefighters saw the aircraft engulfed in flames after the crash.

Officials say the plane took off around 3:30 p.m. for an introductory flight lesson along the coast of Malibu. The plane was cleared for landing when the student and instructor were returning to the airport.

"The airplane shortly after or possibly just before touch down, pitched into the air aggressively -- nose up, climbed to about a hundred feet and then rolled to the ground, where it impacted the ground," said Elliott Simpson, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.

Firefighters extinguished the flames within minutes. Footage from the scene showed the burned wreckage of the aircraft on the tarmac.

The Federal Aviation Administration identified the aircraft as a two-seat, single-engine Piper Sport plane. The Santa Monica Fire Department said the plane was operated by a flight school, later identified as the Santa Monica Flyers.

Officials with the NTSB confirmed the victims killed were an instructor and a student.

They were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names were not immediately released.

According to the NTSB, witnesses and surveillance video saw the plane's final moments in the air.

The Santa Monica Fire Department said neighborhoods nearby were not impacted by the crash.

The NTSB is in charge of the investigation. The airport was closed for the probe but is expected to reopen Friday.