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Monday, June 13, 2011

Accidents and Incidents

DATE AIRCRAFT NAME NARRATIVE DEATH/INJURY REMARKS
June 1, 2011 Wendover, UT Cessna 172R N475ER Around 1433 MDT, while executing a go-around, a/c entered a rapid vertical descent & collided w/the ground @ the Wendover Airport. The pilot and 3 passengers were fatally injured, a/c was substantially damaged. Pilot requested navigational assistance from ATC and was directed to the Wendover Airport. A witness working on the airfield stated that he heard the pilot say over the radio that his intentions were to land to get fuel. Other witnesses say winds were very strong & the a/c was observed to land on Runway 26, bounced a couple of times having difficulty staying aligned w/runway. A/c became airborne again, & crabbed into the wind and then turned N, the nose pitched down & descended vertically to the ground. 4 Fatal The Wendover airport weather observation system (AWOS) recorded at 1435, winds from 180 degrees at 24 knots gusting to 28; 10 statute miles visibility; and sky was clear of clouds. Runway 12/30 at Wendover was closed for construction. The flight originated from St. George, UT. *Preliminary NTSB Data.
June 3, 2011 Chicago, IL Embraer EMB-145 N607AE Around 1610 CDT, a/c sustained no damage when its number three brake overheated & parts of the brake separated during landing on Runway 22R @ ORD airport. The 2 pilots, 1 flight attendant & 49 passengers were not injured. The captain opened the right side door aftering a/c was taxied to Runway 32R and saw smoke from the brake and leaking hydraulic fluid. Pilot then shut the engines down and had the a/c towed to gate G16. 52 Un- injured Airport operations supervisors inspected the runway &found separated brake parts on runway 22R just S of the taxiway Uniform intersection. The separated parts were recovered from the runway. A FAA inspector examined the airplane & separated brake parts on-scene. Observation and images of the number three brake, part number 2-1707, revealed that parts of it disintegrated & separated. *Preliminary NTSB Data.
June 4, 2011 Edgewood,NM Redding David RV9A N514R Around 0845 MDT, a/c sustained damaged when it impacted a berm at the departure end of the runway @ the Sandia Airpark Estates East Airport (1N1). The pilot and passenger were not injured. An FAA investigator stated the a/c did not developed lift during the take off roll and the pilot was unable to stop the a/c before the end of the runway. The a/c impacted the berm shearing the propeller & collapsing the nose landing gear & came to rest on its nose. 2 Un-injured The FAA inspector reported that the firewall was wrinkled and that there was damage to the leading edge of the right wing. *Preliminary NTSB Data.
June 4, 2011 Minneapolis, MN Malkin SeaRey N242RM Around 1830 CDT, a/c sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain following a loss of engine power during takeoff from MIC. The pilot & passenger sustained serious injuries. The pilot contacted MIC air traffic control tower (ATCT) for departure on Runway 32R. Shortly after takeoff, approx. 50 - 100 ft above ground level, the pilot radioed the engine was running rough & he needed to return to the MIC. The a/c impacted the terrain adjacent to the runway & came to rest inverted. 2 Serious Witnesses observed the a/c "struggling to climb" & turn back toward the runway. *Preliminary NTSB Data.
June 4, 2011 Junction City, KS Boeing A75N1 (PT17) N50052 Around 1415 CDT, a/c was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Freeman Field Airport (K3JC). The pilot & passenger were not injured. The pilot said in a telephone conversation he had experienced a loss of engine power shortly after taking off. The a/c impacted a tree and a house during the forced landing. 2 Un- injured Both wings were crushed, bent, and broken during the impact sequence. *Preliminary NTSB Data.
June 6, 2011 Milwaukee, WI Bombardier CL-600-2B19 N866AS Around 2132 CDT, a/c landed w/the right main landing gear retracted on Runway 19R @ the MKE airport. The 2 pilots, 1 flight attendant, & 41 passengers reported no injuries. All a/c occupants evacuated via the main cabin door. The flight crew reported the gear indication problem to air traffic controllers & performed a low pass for ATCT observation. The tower observed the right main landing gear in the retracted position. After performing troubleshooting checklists, the crew landed the a/c w/the right main landing gear retracted. 44 Un- injured The flight departed Cincinnati/North Kentucky Int'l Airport around 1951 CDT en route for MKE. The a/c sustained minor damage to the right wing tip, right flap assemblies & right flap pylon assemblies. The right main landing gear was up and the right main gear was in its wheel well.

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