Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CGS Hawk, N5148G: Accident occurred September 15, 2022 in Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22LA352

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

Aircraft made a precautionary landing in a field and nosed over on landing.  


Date: 15-SEP-22
Time: 18:00:00Z
Regis#: N5148G
Aircraft Make: CGS AVIATION
Aircraft Model: HAWK
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: LANDER
State: WYOMING

Slipstream Revelation: Accident occurred September 17, 2022 at Delphi Municipal Airport (1I9), Carroll County, Indiana

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): Lindberg, Joshua

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Robert Pay; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana 

Location: Delphi, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN22LA425
Date and Time: September 17, 2022, 20:00 Local 
Registration: Unregistered 
Aircraft: Slipstream Revelation 
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Slipstream 
Registration: Unregistered  
Model/Series: Revelation 
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: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLAF, 637 ft msl
Observation Time: 19:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Delphi, IN
Destination: Delphi, IN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.540286,-86.681154 (est)

Aircraft departed, lost engine power, attempted to return, crashed on the runway and caught on fire. 

Date: 18-SEP-22
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N1229L
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: DELPHI
State: INDIANA







De Havilland Canada DHC-2, N24BR: Accident occurred September 18, 2022 in Egegik, Alaska

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 did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Bradley Sapp; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska 

River Front AKN LLC 


Location: Egegik, Alaska 
Accident Number: ANC22LA078
Date and Time: September 18, 2022, 18:30 Local
Registration: N24BR
Aircraft: DEHAVILLAND DHC-2 
Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air taxi & commuter - Non-scheduled

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Registration: N24BR
Model/Series: DHC-2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: EQWA

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time: 18:30 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point: 10°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Unknown
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Departure Point: Egegik, AK
Destination: King Salmon, AK (PAKN)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 57.872361,-155.82937 

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on departure.

Date: 19-SEP-22
Time: 03:00:00Z
Regis#: N24BR
Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC-2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew:  1 No injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: BECHAROF LAKE
State: ALASKA

Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3, N528DV: Accident occurred September 20, 2022 at Tri-Cities Airport (KPSC), Pasco, Franklin County, Washington

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Number: WPR22LA353 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and caught on fire. 

Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute Inc PC


Date: 20-SEP-22
Time: 14:15:00Z
Regis#: N528DV
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 525B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No injures
Pax: 9 No injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: CORPORATE
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PASCO
State: WASHINGTON




Nine passengers and a pilot survived a plane crash and rapidly spreading fire Tuesday on the main runway at the Tri-Cities Airport.

The privately-owned jet was carrying surgical technicians and a registered nurse for the Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute when the landing gear failed just after 7 a.m. They were flying in from Chehalis.

The Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3 skided on its belly down the airport’s primary runway, sparking a fire, said Ben Shearer, public information officer for the Pasco Fire Department.

“This is this first time in the 30 years that (the fire station has) been out here that we’ve had this type of incident,” he said.

Firefighters had no warning the plane was having problems, so they weren’t able to position units around the airport like they normally do when they’re alerted to landing gear troubles, Shearer said. 

The aircraft came to an abrupt stop on the runway and the pilot and surgical team were able to escape ahead of the swiftly moving fire that erupted. 

Firefighters were able to contain the blaze, but once a plane catches fire it burns fast, Shearer said.

Crash investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were called in to investigate what happened.

A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report on what occurred usually takes about two to three weeks, board spokesman Peter Knudson told the Herald.

The board’s investigation is trying to initially determine whether a systemic failure caused the crash, so it can be addressed immediately.

SURGICAL TEAM 

The aircraft is one of three operated by the Pacific Cataract Laser Institute, said Kris Gamboa, the site manager for the Kennewick location. 

It was carrying staff from the company’s headquarters in Chehalis to the Tri-Cities.

“No bruises. No bumps. Just a lot of nerves,” Gamboa said. “I think everybody was safe by the grace of God. It was a good day. We’re thankful that everybody was safe.”

They had planned to drop off staff to work at the company’s Kennewick location before picking up a doctor and flying to Lewiston.

The company has 17 sites across the Northwest, and share staff among them. 

They perform surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal transplants and laser vision corrections. The company canceled 30 planned surgeries in Kennewick and 24 in Lewiston on Tuesday and brought the staff back to Chehalis by van.

AIRPORT FIREFIGHTING 

The fire department has two firefighters on duty 24-hours a day at a fire station next to the airport so they are able to arrive quickly, Shearer said. 

The last time the Tri-Cities Airport saw this level of a crash was 33 years ago when a commercial plane crashed just short of the airport killing everyone onboard. 

Pasco firefighters go through regular practice preparing for these kinds of emergencies, Shearer said. That includes practicing with different types of planes. 

Tuesday’s crash came a day before a Federal Aviation Administration-mandated drill to practice responding to a plane crash.

The Pasco airport terminal remained open Tuesday morning and the airfield was back open by 10 a.m.

Two commercial flights had minor delays because of the incident.




Learjet 36, N361PJ: Incident occurred September 18, 2022 in Portland, Oregon

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

Aircraft struck a runway edge light. 

Premier Jets Inc


Date: 18-SEP-22
Time: 02:00:00Z
Regis#: N361PJ
Aircraft Make: LEARJET
Aircraft Model: 36
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 2 No injuries
Pax: 0
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: PORTLAND
State: OREGON