Saturday, October 01, 2022

Incident occurred September 30, 2022 at Quad City International Airport (KMLI), Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois

Emergency responders were near a small plane shortly after 6 p.m. Friday at Quad Cities International Airport, Moline.

A spokesperson for the airport told Local 4 News an experimental aircraft landed on the runway and had a rear landing gear malfunction.

“Airport emergency crews responded as is the protocol,” the spokesperson said. “There were no injuries and the aircraft has since been moved and the runway is reopened.”

Bell 47G, N24067: Incident occurred October 01, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona 

MESA, Arizona — A helicopter was forced to land at a Mesa intersection Saturday morning after an unknown mechanical problem, officials with the Mesa Fire Department said.

Around 5:50 in the morning, the Bell 47 helicopter made an emergency landing at 8th Avenue & South Sirine.

Officials say that the pilot was able to land safely with only minor damage to the aircraft. Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the pilot, or anyone on the ground.

Right now, the details of the mechanical problem that forced the landing are unclear. 

Mesa Fire and Police are on the scene until the helicopter can be safely removed, officials said.

Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III, N284CA: Accident occurred October 01, 2022 in Fresno, California

National Transportation Safety Board - Accident Report Number: WPR23LA004 

Organ Mountain Aviation Co LLC

FRESNO, California (FOX26) — A helicopter crashed near homes Saturday morning in Southeast Fresno.

Fresno Police responded around 9:54 a.m. for reports of a helicopter crash at a home on Garrett Avenue, near Jensen and Willow Avenue.

When police arrived, they say they found a helicopter crashed in between two houses, with the pilot laying on the floor and the passenger walking around.

FOX 26 obtained surveillance video showing the moment the helicopter crashed to the ground.

In the video, you can see the crash and people start to gather around as the pilot and passenger exit the helicopter.

The pilot was a 47-year-old man, and the passenger was a 33-year-old man.

Police say they were both conscious, breathing, and talking with minor injuries.

They were both taken to the hospital where their current condition is not known.

One house had very minor damage to the property, and nobody else in the houses or around the area was injured.

Police say the crew told them that they were on a test flight in the survey helicopter when they suddenly heard a loud pop and then began losing altitude.

Police believe the helicopter may have hit the side of one house before hitting a palm tree, and then the ground.

The area will be closed off for around 24 hours while authorities complete their investigation.

Accident occurred September 30, 2022 at Pine Mountain Lake Airport (E45), Groveland, Tuolumne County, California

Groveland, California – A plane crash at the Pine Mountain Lake Airport last night resulted in the aircraft overturning.

The call of a downed plane came in around 6 p.m., sending Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Deputies rushing to the airport, located on Elderberry Way in the Pine Mountain Lake community, three miles northeast of Groveland. 

Tuolumne sheriff’s spokesperson, Ashley Boujikian, tells Clarke Broadcasting that when first responders arrived at the scene, they found the plane upside down on the runway. 

While ground ambulances were dispatched to the scene, luckily, no injuries were reported in the crash. The plane was able to be righted.

The plane’s tail number indicates that it is a single-engine fixed-wing aircraft with two seats registered to a Groveland resident. It is unclear whether the plane was taking off or landing, with Boujikian adding, “It is unknown why the plane ended up being upside down,” adding, “Per standard investigative procedures, the FAA and NTSB were notified and will be conducting independent investigations into what happened.”

Icon A5, N574BA: Incident occurred September 30, 2022 on Lake Lillinonah, Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut

ICON Aircraft Inc

NEWTOWN, Connecticut — A plane that can operate on land and water was running low on fuel Friday when it made an unscheduled landing on Lake Lillinonah, officials said.

The plane, a small single-engine aircraft, landed safely around 11:30 a.m. Friday and refueled with assistance from people on shore before taking off again without incident, according to Assistant Fire Chief Ray Corbo, of Newtown Hook & Ladder. 

He said he did not know where the plane originated.

Corbo said the aircraft was running low on fuel “so they wanted to be safe and not try to make it back to the airport."

A pilot and one passenger were on board the plane.

The plane landed and was able to taxi to the town boat launch with its remaining fuel. Authorities dispatched a boat to assist, but it was not needed — a resident who lives nearby was able to help refuel the plane, Corbo said. 

The plane took off around 12:10 p.m. and “was able to leave the area safely,” Corbo said, flying out to Danbury Airport. 

Volunteers in Newtown lent a hand to a plane that had to make an unplanned landing.

Newtown Hook and Ladder responded to Lake Lillinonah where a pilot was low on fuel and reached out for a few gallons.

The department posted on social media that this was this was first time in its 139-year history it responded to such an emergency.

It was also Newtown Hook and Ladder’s 493rd call in 2022.

Cessna 680A Citation Latitude, N681QS: Incident occurred September 28, 2022 at Teterboro Airport (KTEB), Bergen County, New Jersey

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

Aircraft struck a bird damaging engine nacelle. 

Holden Air LLC

Date: 28-SEP-22
Time: 15:32:00Z
Regis#: N681QS
Aircraft Make: TEXTRON
Aircraft Model: 680A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 2 No Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: NETJETS
Flight Number: EJA681

Cessna 182R Skylane, N9932H: Incident occurred September 29, 2022 in Camarillo Airport (KCMA), Ventura County, California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aircraft taxiing for departure struck taxiway sign. 

Date: 29-SEP-22
Time: 20:10:00Z
Regis#: N9932H
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 182R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 1 No Injuries 
Pax: 1 No Injuries 
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

Embraer 170/175, N764JD: Incident occurred September 30, 2022 at O'Hare International Airport (KORD), Chicago, Illinois

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greater Chicago

Aircraft made a wrong turn onto taxiway and hit a taxiway light.

Envoy Air

Date: 30-SEP-22
Time: 02:18:00Z
Regis#: N764JD
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: ERJ 170-100 STD
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Flight Crew: 2 No Injuries
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: ENVOY
Flight Number: ENY3945