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NTSB: Dog In Cockpit Contributed To Fatal Accident

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 08:26

Commercial Pilot, 90, Fatally Injured In July 2017

The NTSB has released a probable cause report from an accident which occurred July 1, 2017 which fatally injured 90-year-old commercial-rated pilot Jerry Naylor. 

Naylor was making a personal flight in a Flight Design CTSW registered to Mooney of Monticello Inc. Naylor had departed from the Montecello, IA municipal airport with his dog, which weighed between 70 and 75 pounds, in the passenger seat of the airplane.

According to the report, a witness, who was piloting another airplane in the traffic pattern, reported that, while he was on the downwind leg, he saw the accident airplane on final approach to the runway. The witness subsequently lost visual contact with the accident airplane as he turned his airplane onto the base leg. The witness did not see the accident airplane on the runway or taxiway after he turned onto final approach. The witness conducted a go-around and then saw the accident airplane in a cornfield adjacent to the runway. After the accident, the witness saw the pilot’s dog running out of the cornfield where the airplane had crashed.

Based on available ground track and engine data, the airplane crossed the runway 27 threshold at a calculated airspeed of 48 knots. About 3 seconds later, the airplane turned right away from the runway heading, and the engine speed increased to takeoff power. The airplane subsequently descended right wing down into the cornfield about 250 ft north of the runway centerline. The final calculated airspeed was about 44 knots. Although the airplane’s wings-level aerodynamic stall speed with the wing flaps fully extended was 39 knots, the stall speed would have increased exponentially with the bank angle as the airplane turned right.

According to the pilot’s son, the pilot routinely flew with his dog. He added that the pilot had installed a homemade, removable, plywood device to prevent the right-seat passenger (or his dog) from inadvertently contacting the rudder pedals during flight. Although the device was not approved to be installed in the airplane, there was no evidence that it interfered with the full movement of either control stick or the pilot-side rudder pedals. Postaccident examination of the airplane and engine did not reveal any evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Given the ground track and engine data, it is likely that the dog contacted the aileron and/or stabilator controls during landing, which resulted in the pilot’s loss of airplane control and a subsequent aerodynamic stall at a low altitude when the airplane exceeded its critical angle of attack.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot’s decision to fly with his large dog in the two-seat, light sport airplane, and the dog’s likely contact with the flight controls during landing, which resulted in the pilot’s loss of airplane control and a subsequent aerodynamic stall when the airplane exceeded its critical angle of attack.

(Source: NTSB. Image from file. Not accident airplane)

FMI: Report

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 08:24

17 Years ago today: On 15 April 2002 an Air China Boeing 767-200 flew into a mountain (CFIT) on approach to Pusan-Kimhae Airport, South Korea, killing 129 out of 166 occupants.

Date: Monday 15 April 2002 Time: 11:21 Type: Boeing 767-2J6ER Operator: Air China Registration: B-2552 C/n / msn: 23308/127 First flight: 1985-10-09 (16 years 6 months) Total airframe hrs: 39541 Cycles: 14308 Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E4 Crew: Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 11 Passengers: Fatalities: 121 / Occupants: 155 Total: Fatalities: 129 / Occupants: 166 Aircraft damage: Destroyed Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: 4,6 km (2.9 mls) N of Pusan-Kimhae Airport (PUS) (   South Korea) Phase: Approach (APR) Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Beijing-Capital Airport (PEK/ZBAA), China Destination airport: Busan-Gimhae (Pusan) International Airport (PUS/RKPK), South Korea Flightnumber: 129

Narrative:
Air China flight 129 departed Beijing at 08:37 on a scheduled flight to Pusan-Gimhae in South Korea. The en route part of the flight was uneventful. At 11:06 the second officer contacted Gimhae Approach. At that moment the airplane was 32 nm from the airport at an altitude of FL170. The approach controller cleared the flight to descend to 6000 feet. Runway 36L was in use and the crew could expect a straight-in approach. at 11:09 the controller notified the crew that the runway was changed to 18R, with winds 210 degrees at 17 kts. This meant a circling approach which none of the crew members had flown yet at Pusan. The captain and first officer then discussed the approach to be flown. The captain cautioned: “We won’t enlarge the traffic pattern, the mountains are
all over that side.” At 11:13 the flight was further cleared down to 2600 feet. Two minutes later the approach controller radioed: “Air China 129, turn left heading 030 cleared for ILS DME runway 36L, then circle to runway 18 right, report field in sight.” At 11:17 they captured the ILS and were cleared further down to the circling altitude of 700 feet. The landing gear was extended and flaps set at 20 degrees. Then the controller instructed the flight to contact Gimhae Tower and to circle west. The second officer responded but did not read back the frequency change. The captain then instructed the first officer to disconnect the autopilot and turn left. From his position in the right hand seat the first officer was able to observe the runway. As the aircraft passed abeam the
runway the autopilot was reengaged with heading select. At that moment the approach controller again contacted flight 129 instructing them to contact
the tower. The crew were busy looking outside to see when they passed abeam the end of the runway. Simultaneously the Gimhae Tower controller contacted
the flight using the emergency frequency. As they passed abeam the threshold at 11:20:02 they started timing to measure the commencement f turning to
base. Eleven seconds after the call on the emergency frequency, the second officer reported to the Tower controller that they were on the circle approach. At 11:20:17 the captain took over control from the first officer and said he was going to turn base. He slowly began a widening turn, causing the first officer to urge him: “turn quickly, not too late.” Meanwhile the flight was cleared to land . At 11:20:32 the captain disconnected the autopilot and banked the plane to the right. Twenty-two seconds later the first officer cautioned: “Pay attention to the altitude keeping,” and the captain asked him to help him get a visual on the runway. Due to the limited visibility they were not able to see the runway. The first officer then advised the captain to initiate a go around, but the captain did
not respond. At 11:21:15 the first officer said, “Pull up! Pull up!” Pitch attitude was increased to 11.4 degrees but thrust was not increased. Two seconds later the aircraft impacted a mountain, about 4.6 km from the runway

Probable Cause:

FINDINGS RELATED TO PROBABLE CAUSES:
1. The flight crew of flight 129 performed the circling approach, not being aware of the weather minima of wide-body aircraft (B767-200) for landing, and in the approach briefing, did not include the missed approach, etc., among the items specified in Air China’s operations and training manuals.
2. The flight crew exercised poor crew resource management and lost situational awareness during the circling approach to runway 18R, which led them to fly outside of the circling approach area, delaying the base turn, contrary to the captain’s intention to make a timely base turn.
3. The flight crew did not execute a missed approach when they lost sight of the runway during the circling approach to runway 18R, which led them to strike high terrain (mountain) near the airport.
4. When the first officer advised the captain to execute a missed approach about 5 seconds before impact, the captain did not react, nor did the first officer initiate the missed approach himself.

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Today is Friday the 12th of April, 2019

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:46

We close out this week from FDIC in Indianapolis with the following stories…

I’m going to be at booth 2207 until the show closes tomorrow, so if your in the vicinity, stop by to say hello.

Have a great weekend, be safe out there!

Tom

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Plane crashes in Georgia, 1 flown to hospital with ‘serious injuries’

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:42

by Claire Helm

SUMTER COUNTY, Ga. — A plane crash in Sumter County has sent one person to the hospital with “serious injuries.” 

Sumter County Fire and Rescue, which said the crash happened in the Hodges Field area of Americus. The FAA says it occurred during takeoff at 11:45 a.m.

Fire officials said a person had become trapped inside the crashed aircraft, and it took about 10 minutes to get them out before they were flown to the closest trauma center.

Fifteen firefighters and the sheriff’s office responded to the scene.

Sumter County Fire & Rescue

At 10:51am this morning SCFR was dispatched to Hodges Field to a plane crash. Central dispatch notified responding personnel that there was a plane down in the field near Hodges Field with one person trapped in the aircraft. Upon arrival SCFR personnel reported to all incoming units that one person was trapped in the plane with serious injuries. As our rescue and engine arrived on the scene in 7 minutes. The scene was secured and a 1&3/4 handlines was pulled because of a fuel leak. Extrcation was initiated and it took approximately 10 minutes to extricate the pilot. The patient was turned over to GoldStar EMS and was flown to the nearest trauma center. 15 firefighters responded with Engine 11 and Resue 1. SCSO also responded. All SCFR units are back in service.

https://wgxa.tv/news/local/plane-crashes-in-sumter-county-1-flown-to-hospital-with-serious-injuries

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Small Plane Flips During Landing At Fullerton Airport

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:39

FULLERTON (CBSLA) – No one was hurt after a Cessna crash landed at Fullerton Municipal Airport Thursday morning.

Sometime before noon, the Cessna 172 flipped over after landing on Runway 24, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

There were two people aboard, but neither was hurt, the FAA reports.

A group of firefighters conducting a drill nearby at the time responded to the scene, according to Metro Net Fire dispatchers.

Fullerton police were assisting the FAA with the investigation into what exactly caused the crash.

Small Plane Flips During Landing At Fullerton Airport

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Pilot in “good condition” after small plane crash in Fulton

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:37

FULTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A small aircraft   crashed in the city of Fulton Thursday afternoon.

Oswego County 911 h says the aircraft crashed around 3:30 p.m. near North Fourth Street.

The pilot, 50-year-old Michael Simpson, was transported to Upstate with non-life-threatening injuries and is in “good condition” according to Upstate University’s media relations.

Fulton Police believe Simpson was trying to land on the highway and that his plane may have lost power.

Police say he was flying from Malone, N.Y. (which is about 170 miles north of Fulton) to the Oswego Airport.

NewsChannel 9 has a crew on scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/breaking-report-of-a-small-aircraft-down-in-fulton/1918567267

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Small plane flips in field at the Union County Airport

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:36

by WSYX/WTTE

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — Investigators are trying to figure out what happened after a single engine plane crashed and flipped upside down at the Union County Airport Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses say it happened right near the runaway. Deputies say the 21-year-old pilot from Cambridge denied medical treatment. He was seen walking around at the scene and appeared to be fine witnesses said.

The crash happened just before 4:00 PM. Deputies say when he was landing, it appears the plane was caught by a cross breeze, causing it to flip. The FAA will be at the scene Friday to inspect the plane.

https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/small-plane-flips-in-field-at-the-union-county-airport

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FAA: 2 injured following plane crash behind Wilcox Technical High School

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:34

By Olivia LankRoger Susanin

MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) – A plane crashed behind a high school in Meriden Thursday evening.

According to the FAA, a Pipe PA-28 aircraft crashed on the H.C. Wilcox Technical High School baseball field around 6:55 p.m. 

Two people were on board the plane at the time of the crash.

According to the Meriden Police Department, a pilot and passenger were on the plane and are expected to survive.

Both were conscious when emergency responders arrived on the scene and were brought to area hospitals with injuries.

The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Police have not released their identities at this point, but said the pilot is in his 50s and the passenger is a man in his 30s.

“It’s a sigh of relief, the first thing we care about is the preservation of life. We want to try and help anybody in any fashion we can,” said Sgt. Christopher Fry, Meriden Police Department.

It appears the pilot was working on flight maneuvers when the crash took place.

“From what I understand, he was practicing what’s known in the field as touch and go. Practicing landing and taking off, and what happened from there is too early to tell,” said Fry.

Wilcox High School will be closed on Friday due to the crash.

The crash was reported just over a mile away from Meriden Markham Airport.

https://www.wfsb.com/news/plane-crash-reported-on-oregon-road-in-meriden/article_99709cce-5cb1-11e9-b945-bf2bf91b9068.html

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Four men rescued after surviving plane crash north of Bethel

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:32

By KTUU Digital Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — A pilot and three passengers were rescued by an Alaska Army Guard helicopter team after a Yute Air flight crashed 30 miles northeast of Bethel around 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

According to Alaska State Troopers, reports were received around 5 p.m. Thursday of a downed aircraft approximately 30 miles northeast of Bethel.

The aircraft, identified as a chartered Yute Air PA-32 flight from Aniak to Bethel, was carrying a pilot and three male passengers, all of whom survived the crash.

AST says an Alaska Army Guard UH-60 helicopter from Bethel was launched and successfully retrieved the four men, who were taken to Bethel.

The extent of their injuries, if any, is unknown.

AST says the NTSB and FAA have been notified.

https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Four-men-rescued-after-surviving-plane-crash-north-of-Bethel-508473031.html

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:30

39 Years ago today: On 12 April 1980 a Transbrasil Boeing 727 crashed on approach to Florianopolis, Brazil, killing 55 out of 58 occupants.

Date: Saturday 12 April 1980 Time: 20:38 Type: Boeing 727-27C Operator: Transbrasil Registration: PT-TYS C/n / msn: 19111/297 First flight: 1966-07-01 (13 years 10 months) Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 Crew: Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8 Passengers: Fatalities: 47 / Occupants: 50 Total: Fatalities: 55 / Occupants: 58 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 24 km (15 mls) from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN) (   Brazil) Phase: Approach (APR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil Destination airport: Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil Flightnumber: 303

Narrative:
The Boeing was off course during an instrument approach to Florianopolis and struck a hill. The aircraft was flown by an inspector pilot on a training mission. A severe thunderstorm was active in the area

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES: Misjudged speed and distance, inadequate flight supervision, failure to initiate a go-around and improper operation of the engines.

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Today is Thursday the 11th of April, 2019

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:11

From the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana,  here are the stories for today…

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Aircraft Emergencies at Redmond, Sisters Airports

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:09

by Heather Roberts

REDMOND, OR — Two aircraft emergencies occurred at two Central Oregon airports about an hour apart, Wednesday morning. The first involved a United Express plane at the Redmond Airport. According to a passenger aboard the plane, the pilot said there was a malfunction in the landing system and the crew was forced to apply the emergency brakes. The plane was stopped on the ground by the time first responders arrived. There were 23 passengers on board and everyone deplaned safely; no injuries were reported.

Airport Director Zach Bass says all four tires on the small plane were flat. In his years at Roberts Field, he says it’s the first time he’s seen that occur with a commercial aircraft. The plane remains disabled on the secondary runway until a mechanic and new tires can be flown in. Bass says it’s not impacting airport operations. About an hour later, at around 10:45 a.m., a small plane flipped on to its top at the Sisters Eagle Airport. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports the pilot and passenger were able to get out on their own and were not seriously hurt.

A Black Butte Police Sergeant saw the single engine plane flip while attempting to land and radioed for assistance from the Sheriff’s Office and Sisters Fire. Arriving crews found the plane just off the runway, on its top. The runway was closed for about 90 minutes for the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office says the pilot, 73-year-old Brian Lansburgh, of Sisters, was attempting to land when a gust of wind caused the plane to flip. Lansburgh and his passenger, 88-year-old John Watson of Bend, were the only two aboard at the time of the incident.

http://kbnd.com/kbnd-news/local-news-feed/434724

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American Airlines flight returns to JFK Airport after clipping wing

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:06

NEW YORK (WABC) — An American Airlines flight was forced to return to JFK Airport Wednesday night after it clipped its wing upon departure.

The FAA says Flight 300 that was bound from New York to Los Angeles landed safely at 9:15 p.m.

The pilot reported that the Airbus 321 may have collided with an object during departure. Pictures of the damaged wing were taken by passengers on board.

American Airlines says the flight took off from Kennedy at 8:40 p.m. but returned a short time later.

After the aircraft landed, workers discovered damage to the left wing, possibly caused by striking a runway sign and airport light on departure.

According to a passenger, the plane went sideways after takeoff and the pilot had to straighten it out.

“The plane veered left when it hit something and then it took a sharp right turn at takeoff where I was on the right side of the plane and I was looking straight down at the ground,” said Scott Laser, a passenger. “I cried the whole way back and many others did also.”

The plane was in the air for about 15 minutes before the pilot announced that they were heading back to JFK.

The FAA is investigating. They released a statement saying, “The pilot reported that the Airbus 321 may have collided with an object during departure…workers discovered damage to the left wing, possibly caused by striking a runway sign and airport light departure.”

American Airlines also released the following statement, “American Airlines flight 300 from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) returned to JFK this evening after the aircraft struck an object upon departure.
The flight which took off at 8:40 p.m. ET, landed safely at JFK at 9:09 p.m. ET, and taxied to the gate. There were 101 passengers and 8 crew members on the Airbus A321 aircraft, and no injuries were reported. American is swapping flight 300 to a new aircraft, as our team reviews the incident and inspects the aircraft. We never want to disrupt our customers’ travel plans and we are sorry for the inconvenience.”

The Port Authority says the flight may have been slightly off center during takeoff.

https://abc7ny.com/american-airlines-flight-returns-to-jfk-after-hitting-object-on-departure/5242796/

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150/5210-19B – Draft AC 150/5210-19B, Driver’s Enhanced Vision System (DEVS) Document Information

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:04

150/5210-19B – Draft AC 150/5210-19B, Driver’s Enhanced Vision System (DEVS)

Date Issued

April 10, 2019

Responsible Office

AAS-300,  Office of Airport Safety and Operations – Airport Safety & Operations Division

Description

The standards and guidelines contained in this AC are practices the FAA recommends in establishing an acceptable level of safety, performance and operation of DEVS equipment on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles.

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09-APR-2019 Report: Airbus A320 damaged at Dubai when water salute goes wrong

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:03

The UAE GCAA released an incident report of a Saudia Airlines Airbus A320 that was damaged at Dubai when water salute went wrong.

Date: 20-SEP-2018 Time: c. 10:40 LT Type: Airbus A320-214 (WL) Owner/operator: Saudi Arabian Airlines Registration: HZ-AS55 C/n / msn: 7550 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 126 Other fatalities: 0 Aircraft damage: Minor Category: Incident Location: Dubai International Airport (OMDB) –    United Arab Emirates Phase: Taxi Nature: International Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) Destination airport: Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB)

Narrative:
On 20 September 2018 at 10:38 local time, Saudia Airlines flight SV566 from Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport (OEJN), Saudi Arabia, operated by an Airbus A320-214 aircraft, registration HZ-AS55, landed at Dubai International Airport (OMDB), the United Arab Emirates.
The flight and the landing were uneventful and the aircraft taxied to gate C58 as instructed.
After turning towards the terminal, two firefighting vehicles, which were located on either side of the taxiway, started spraying jets of water to welcome the aircraft with a water salute in celebration of the Saudi Arabia National Day. The vehicle turret operators selected a water jet with a high kinetic energy to form a far-reaching arc.
The fire-fighting vehicle positioned on the left side of the Aircraft, FIRE 8, experienced a problem with the roof turret, which ceased to follow the operator’s input from the hand controller. The high pressure water jet was suddenly sprayed upwards and then downwards, as the aircraft passed underneath. The Aircraft was struck by the water jet causing the left forward over-wing emergency exit hatch to open. The hatch fell into the cabin. This resulted in the deployment of the left over-wing emergency slide ramp.
The flight crew was alerted to the opening of the emergency hatch by the master warning system and stopped the Aircraft immediately. They were not aware that a water salute had been arranged on arrival at the gate and therefore they could not inform the cabin crew or passengers prior to the event.
The aircraft was towed to the gate with the slide ramp attached, where the passengers disembarked normally.

The deployment of the over-wing emergency exit hatch into the cabin slightly injured the passenger seated in the adjacent window seat. The passenger received medical attention and decided to continue their journey after being medically cleared.

Causes:
The Air Accident Investigation Sector determines that the cause of the Incident was the erratic directional movement of the water jet onto
the push panel of the left forward over-wing emergency exit hatch, which, when pushed inwards, resulted in the emergency exit hatch
opening and falling into the cabin, slightly injuring the passenger seated in the window seat.

Contributing Factors to the Incident:
The Air Accident Investigation Sector identifies the following contributing factors to the Incident:
(a) The fire vehicle’s hand controller potentiometer failed to control the movements of the roof turret.
(b) The process of a water salute had not been formally described and risk assessed by the airport fire service, thus the possibility of erratic water turret movement was not identified.

Full report here;

https://www.gcaa.gov.ae/en/ePublication/admin/iradmin/Lists/Incidents%20Investigation%20Reports/Attachments/120/2018-2018%20-%20Summary%20Report,%20AIFN-0011-2018,%20HZ-AS55,%20Incident.pdf

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Today in History

ARFF Working Group - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 07:01

67 Years ago today: On 11 April 1952 a PanAm Douglas DC-4 crashed into the sea after takeoff from San Juan, killing 52 out of 69 occupants.

Date: Friday 11 April 1952 Time: 12:20 AST Type: Douglas DC-4 Operator: Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) Registration: N88899 C/n / msn: 10503 First flight: 1945 Total airframe hrs: 20835 Engines:Pratt & Whitney R-2000 Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 Passengers: Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 64 Total: Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 69 Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair Location: 18 km (11.3 mls) NW off San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG) (   Puerto Rico) Phase: En route (ENR) Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger Departure airport: San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG), Puerto Rico Destination airport: New York-Idlewild International Airport, NY (IDL/KIDL), United States of America Flightnumber: PA526A

Narrative:
The aircraft, named “Clipper Endeavour” took off from San Juan at 12:11 for a flight to New York when the no. 3 engine failed. The prop was feathered at 350 feet and the crew elected to return to San Juan. The aircraft reached an altitude of 550 feet but the no. 4 engine ran roughly and height couldn’t be maintained. To avoid a possible forced landing in a congested area or on coral reef, the aircraft was ditched 11 miles NW of San Juan Airport, 4,5 miles offshore. The rear fuselage broke off behind the bulkhead aft of the main cabin. The plane sank in about 3 minutes

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: “a) The company’s inadequate maintenance in not changing the No. 3 engine which resulted in its failure immediately subsequent to take-off, and b) The persistent action of the captain in attempting to re-establish a climb, without using all available power, following the critical loss of power to another engine. This resulted in a nose-high attitude, progressive loss of airspeed and the settling of the aircraft at too low an altitude to effect recovery,”

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Private plane goes off runway at McGhee-Tyson airport, no injuries reported

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:43

By: WATE 6 On Your Side staff

ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) – Officials at McGhee-Tyson Airport in Alcoa confirmed a small plane crash on their runway Tuesday. 

According to a Federal Aviation Administration official, the landing gear on a Beechcraft King Air collapsed after the aircraft landed on Runway 23 at McGhee-Tyson Aiport around 11:15 a.m. The plane slid on the runway before coming to a stop in the grass.

The flight was arriving from Northwest Beaches International Airport in Panama City, Florida.

No injuries have been reported. Two people were on board.

The runway was closed for about 2 1/2 hours while crews work to remove the plane. It reopened just before 2 p.m.

This is a developing story.

At 11:02am: an Alert 2 was issued regarding a general aviation aircraft that reported landing gear issues. Upon landing, the aircraft slid into the grass off the runway edge. No injuries reported. Aircraft removal will result in a 2.5 hr runway closure.

— McGhee Tyson Airport (@FlyKnoxville) April 9, 2019

https://www.wate.com/news/local-news/private-plane-crashes-at-mcghee-tyson-airport-no-injuries-reported/1911380827

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Pilot Killed In Crop Duster Crash In Rural Cameron County

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:41

By TIM SULLIVAN

A Lasara man was the pilot who was killed when his crop duster crashed in a farm field in northwestern Cameron County Tuesday morning.

The Department of Public Safety has identified him as 77-year-old Bernard Rowland. The plane went down just west of I-69E near Orphanage Road at around 10:45. An FAA spokesman says the plane, an Air Tractor 502, struck some power lines just before it slammed into the ground. The FAA continues to investigate.

http://www.kurv.com/pilot-killed-in-small-plane-crash-in-rural-cameron-county/

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Fuel line damaged at Nashville International Airport, causes leak

ARFF Working Group - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 03:38

The fuel line belongs to Colonial Pipeline

By: Kyle Davis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A fuel line near Nashville International Airport (BNA) was damaged Monday morning, causing a large fuel leak.

According to BNA, the pipeline was damaged by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) during road work near BNA Runway 2R/20L.

The damaged fuel line is operated by Colonial Pipeline. The line was shut down, and responders from Colonial were dispatched to the area.

It’s currently unclear what type of fuel it is that leaked, but the line that was damaged is an automotive fuel line that doesn’t feed into BNA. The affected Runway was also already closed for the day for scheduled maintenance. As such, at the time of this writing, no flights are impacted.

Colonial Pipeline is still working on the damaged line, and are releasing updates as they make progress.

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/fuel-line-damaged-at-nashville-international-airport-causing-leak?fbclid=IwAR20CDVJRpLMkXj8ECJXKmHqcPHLUXEF22ILrELYTvM7C4qOxIAAX_hoJDo

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