Accidents & Incidents 2015: further details

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12/23/2015:

Telluride, COKTEX.20151223 .. BE40 hit snowplow on closed runway


12/22/2015:

Castro Valley, CA20151222.. Debris in forest, Palomares area


12/19/2015:

Bakersfield, CA

(click on image to view source maps and data at FlightRadar24.com)

Orange line indicates direct route KRHV-KHND; route of flight depicted by blue line west of Bakersfield. (click on image to view source at FlightRadar24.com)


12/17/2015:

Madison, FL

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(click on image to view source maps and data at FlightAware.com)


11/23/2015:

NW of Santa Monica, CA


10/26/2015:

Ocean Springs, MS20151027.. KGPT crash, fuselage section in surf


10/14/2015:

Hammond, LA20151014.. KHDC C421 crash pic


10/13/2015:

Lantana, FL20151013.. KLNA crash pic mobile home


10/9/2015:

Buffalo Mountain, TN

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(click on image to view flight data at Flightaware.com)

20151009.. Buffalo-Mountain-plane-crash


10/5/2015:

Cedar City, UT20151005.. KCDC crash pic


9/29/2015:

McAllen, TX

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9/18/2015:

Spring Hill, FL20150918.. C206 seaplane crash Spring Hill, FL


9/18/2015:

Forest Grove, OR20150919.. Forest Grove ag copter crash pic


9/14/2015:

Manteo, NC20150914.. KMQI Bellanca banner-tow crash


9/3/2015:

Santee, CA20150903.. KSEE PA28 crash pic, garage


8/26/2015:

Titusville, FL
METAR observations show passage of a thunderstorm and a drop of temperature from 91 to 73, during the timeframe from 2:47pm to 4:50pm. Note also the gusting winds, low ceilings, low visibility, and rain. Communications with the flight were lost at 4:26pm.

time EDT temp dew wind speed vis. weather clouds altimeter
1:47 pm 91 73 E 12 7 SCT040 29.95
2:47 pm 91 73 ESE 9 7 SCT050 29.96
3:55 pm 84 75 NE 18G30 2 TS RA BKN010 29.94
4:50 pm 73 72 ENE 12G25 3 TS RA SCT016 BKN026 OVC035 29.94
5:47 pm 73 72 SSW 9 3 RA SCT070 BKN120 29.97

8/23/2015:

Dittingen, Switzerland20150823.. Dittingen Airshow midair pic


8/17/2015:

Las Vegas, NV
Excerpt on the aborted takeoff of Allegiant Flight #436: “…The jet began to lift off from the runway before it was moving fast enough for a normal takeoff, and the front of the plane stayed up even as a pilot adjusted the controls in a way that should have kept the nosewheel on the runway, according to an incident report filed by the airline to the FAA. The pilots then aborted the takeoff, according to the FAA. Allegiant said an inspection found that a device that moves one of the plane’s two elevators had become disconnected. The plane was repaired and put back into service….”


8/16/2015:

San Diego, CA20150816.. KSDM crash scene pic, Otay Mesa midair


8/16/2015:

Hicksville, NY20150816.. BE35 crash scene pic, LIRR west of KFRG


8/13/2015:

Oroville, WA20150813.. C182 crash cleanup pic near Okanogan


8/9/2015:

Compton, CA20150809.. KCPM banner-tow fiery crash news pic


8/7/2015:

Nashville, TN20150807.. CL600 APU fire pic, on ramp at KBNA


8/6/2015:

Frazier Lake, CA

A Hollister man was killed after a plane being flown by a Monte Sereno man hit him after it landed at Frazier Lake Airpark Aug. 6, officials said.

A Hollister man was killed after a plane being flown by a Monte Sereno man hit him after it landed at Frazier Lake Airpark Aug. 6, officials said.


7/31/2015:

Hampshire, England

20150731.. Blackbushe Phenom crash in car lot (pic)

The airport operator, British Car Auctions, is the largest vehicle remarketing business in Europe, and uses portions of the airport to market used cars.

Blackbushe Airport is located approximately 15-miles southwest of London. In the same pattern as most major U.S. airports, Blackbushe was created to serve the war effort in the early 1940’s, then became a civilian airport. The facility was privatized and today serves as a major port of entry for private and corporate jets flying to the London area. The Phenom jet is single-piloted (as opposed to the traditional crew of 2- or 3- pilots/engineers). FAA and other regulatory authorities have slowly authorized single-piloted jets, a concept that some feel is imposing excessive risk into aviation. A similar single-pilot Phenom crash on 12/8/2014 killed all 3 on board, as well as 3 family members in a home impacted during a landing approach at Gathersburg, MD.


7/17/2015:

25-miles W of Juneau, AK

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Rescue crews reportedly found the wreckage at the 1,300-feet terrain elevation.

Wings of Alaska is owned by SeaPort Airlines, based in Portland, OR and run by pilot Scott McKinney. SeaPort has federally-subsidized contracts flying EAS and other routes in states across the nation, including Alaska, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and California, according to LinkedIn information posted by McKinney.


7/11/2015:

Whatcom County, WA (near Acme)

Rugged terrain in the vicinity of the PA22 crash site.

Rugged terrain in the vicinity of the PA22 crash site.


7/4/2015:

Carlsbad, CA

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7/4/2015:

Salem, OR

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7/3/2015:

Frisco, CO

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7/2/2015:

Carey, ID

20150702.. Carey ID plane crash pic

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7/1/2015:

Newberg, OR20150701.. SatView, site of Chehalem helo crash


6/29/2015:

San Francisco, CA20150630scp.. CG helo on side at KSFO

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6/28/2015:

Plainville, MA

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(click on image to view article at Boston Globe)


6/27/2015:

Cameron, MOTwo-minute video showing a regular performance with spins, loops and trailing smoke. The noise cuts noticeably and the aircraft begins to tumble, right at time 1:50.


6/23/2015:

Longmont, CO"Crash, plane, vance brand, airport, longmont, 75th, Nelson"


6/20/2015:

Salinas, CA20150620.. KSNS Ag Bell47 pic


5/31/2015:

Talkeetna, AK20150531cp.. AK midair pic, Talkeetna


5/29/2015:

Caledonia, MI20150529scp.. Helo crashed at top of trees in W MI


5/27/2015:

Melbourne, FL

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The real ‘newsworthy’ part of this story is that this incident even made the news. Historically, flying while intoxicated is nearly impossible to charge, because FAA tends to sweep stories like this under the rug. Perhaps it happened this time because the incident involved a contract control tower?


5/25/2015:

Casselton, ND

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5/16/2015:

Spring Branch, TX

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5/14/2015:

Juntura, OR20150514.. Juntura OR Bellanca crash


5/8/2015:

Atlanta, GA20150508.. KPDK Piper crash on I-285 pic


5/6/2015:

Denton, TX20150506.. KDTO helo crash pic


5/3/2015:

Penn Yan, NY20150503.. KPEO Cessna crashed into fence


4/21/2015:

Harrisburg, OR20150421.. PA28 crash debris E of Harrisburg, OR


4/17/2015:

La Quinta, CA20150417.. inverted banner tow crash pic


4/13/2015:

Houston, TX20150413.. UAL1545 stuck in mud off runway pic


4/7/2015:

Bloomington, IL20150407.. KBMI C414 rash pic (credit- David Proeber, Bloomington Pantagraph)


4/3/2015:

Petaluma, CA20150403.. Quicksilver crash pic, O69 areaThis motorized aircraft is constructed with tubular metal and fabric wings. The design evolved out of hang gliders, in the 1970’s. METAR at 12:35 shows clear skies, 66 degrees, and wind NW at 5mph.


4/1/2015:

Ft. Pierce, FL20140401.. KFPR BD22 crash pic (Scripps, TCpalm.com)


3/29/2015:

Tuscaloosa, AL20150329.. KTCL midair during airshow, RV6 prop damage


3/27/2015:

Pine River, MN20150327scp.. Piper Cub crash pic, Brainerd, MN


3/10/2015:

Waycross, GA20150310.. C182 inverted at Waycross, GA


3/8/2015:Kosciusko, MS

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3/5/2015:Santa Monica, CA20150305.. KSMO H.Ford golfcourse pic (TNZ, JONATHAN ALCORN - AFP - Getty Images)

2/11/2015:Greeley, CO
(click on image to view source/original article at 9news.com)

(click on image to view source/original article at 9news.com)


2/4/2015:Argyle, TX

20150204.. C441crash pic south of KDTOAn NBC News5 video offers further information.


2/4/2015:Lubbock, TX

20150204.. PA46 crash pic KLBB

See also:

1/26/2015:Erie, CO
20150126.. [KEIK] helo crash pic

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1/26/2015:Hoard, WI
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(click on image to view flight at FlightAware.com)

The flight was apparently diverted to Eau Claire [KEAU] due to flight conditions. The weather at Mosinee [KCWA], near the point of the diversion, had the observations below. The accident happened at approximately 10:35AM, thus the weather was roughly ‘temp/dew 18/16, winds SE at 10KTS, visibility 4 light snow, clouds 1,100 scattered, 2,900 overcast, altimeter 29.78’.

26 Jan 9:50 am CST 16 16 SSE 8 2.50 SN SCT022 BKN031 OVC048 29.79
26 Jan 10:45 am CST 18 16 SE 10 4.00 -SN SCT011 OVC029 29.78
26 Jan 11:45 am CST 18 18 SE 10 1.00 -SN OVC011 29.78
26 Jan 12:05 pm CST 18 18 ESE 7 2.50 -SN SCT009 OVC013 29.78

1/22/2015:Lakeland, FL
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1/16/2015:Sebring, FL
20150116.. KSEF crash pic

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1/9/2015:

Van Nuys, CA

(click on image to view article at LATimes)

(click on image to view article at LATimes)

As a side note, the FAA Registry for this particular tail number shows the same aircraft type, based in Scottsdale, AZ, but notes the registration status is ‘in question’.


1/7/2015:Denton, TX
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News articles report the aircraft landed on FM 455 near Dyer Road, which is roughly 1.5 miles west of Bolivar. The photo shows the C152 after it had been pushed onto Dyer.


1/2/2015:Suwanee, KY
20150102.. PA34 crash debris (credit - Nick Chabarria,KFVS)

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The aircraft impacted numerous trees during the crash, and was torn apart, but there was no fire. Official sunset had been at 4:40PM. The nearest weather at the time of the engine failure was at Murray Kyle Oakley Field [KCEY], approximately 20-miles to the west: 02 Jan 5:55 pm CST temp/dew 37/37 wind E 9 visibility 7.00 ceiling BKN006 BKN050 OVC100 altimeter 30.21. Thus, it was cold and dark at the time of the crash.
At the time of the crash weather sequence at destination [KMVN] was: 02 Jan 5:55 pm CST temp/dew 36/30 wind E 6 visibility 1.50 ceiling SCT010 BKN047 OVC065 altimeter 30.25