This page lists investigations supported at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) by William (Bill) A. Tuccio, Ph.D., between November, 2010, and January, 2018. The factual reports can be found in the NTSB public docket related to the investigation. The reports I wrote were related to cockpit voice recorders (CVRs), flight data recorders (FDRs), and other electronic devices, such as engine monitors, portable GPSs, agricultural sprayers, portable electronic devices, and cameras.


 
#1) DCA17SA046. Jan 01, 1985, La Paz, Bolivia (Aviation)
 
#2) CEN09IA294. May 12, 2009, Houston , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent application of excessive braking after touchdown, which caused the right wheels to lock and several tires to blow and resulted in a subsequent brake fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#3) DCA11WA020. Sep 01, 2009, Venezuela (Aviation)
 
#4) WPR10LA195. Apr 08, 2010, Borrego Springs , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to maintain control due to the in-flight failure and separation of the pilot's flight control stick. The reason for the flight control stick failure could not be determined. [Report] [Docket]
 
#5) CEN10LA363. Jun 28, 2010, PIONEER , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The inadvertent encounter with convective weather during cruise flight. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew's failure to detect and avoid the thunderstorm cell earlier in the flight, and the failure of air traffic controllers to provide the convective weather information to the flight crew. [Report] [Docket]
 
#6) CEN10FA443. Jul 27, 2010, Oshkosh , WI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision not to advance the engines to takeoff power during the go-around, as stipulated by the airplane flight manual, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude. [Report] [Docket]
 
#7) DCA10FA083. Aug 09, 2010, New Orleans , LA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#8) WPR10IA430. Aug 26, 2010, Sacramento , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The first officer�s inadvertent activation of the parking brake in flight, which led to the airplane abruptly stopping and all four of its main landing gear tires deflating, and his use of a nonstandard procedure to cancel the airplane's monitoring alert system. [Report] [Docket]
 
#9) ERA10LA478. Sep 12, 2010, Clearwater , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew did not ensure that the landing gear was down and that it indicated down through the takeoff sequence. [Report] [Docket]
 
#10) DCA10IA102. Sep 29, 2010, Tampa, Florida (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#11) CEN11WA070. Oct 15, 2010, Las Choapas, Veracrus (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#12) DCA11FA004. Oct 26, 2010, Miami , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Fatigue failure of the fuselage crown skin due to incorrect manufacturing of the crown skin panel that resulted in a skin thickness less than the manufacturer-specified thickness. [Report] [Docket]
 
#13) DCA11WA007. Nov 04, 2010, Puerto Vallerta , Mexico (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#14) DCA11WA008. Nov 05, 2010, Karachi , Pakistan (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#15) ERA11LA050. Nov 06, 2010, Fitchburg , MA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to a cracked carburetor float and resulting carburetor malfunction. [Report] [Docket]
 
#16) ERA11WA068. Nov 06, 2010, Huanuco , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#17) WPR11LA042. Nov 08, 2010, Los Angeles , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An in-flight collision with a bird. [Report] [Docket]
 
#18) DCA11SA005. Nov 12, 2010, Chantilly, Virginia (Aviation)
 
#19) ERA11WA073. Nov 13, 2010, Andahuayias , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#20) DCA11IA009. Nov 22, 2010, Seattle, Washington (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#21) WPR11IA055. Nov 22, 2010, Jackson , WY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's inability to stop the airplane during landing roll on a snow- and ice-contaminated runway. Contributing to the runway overrun were the deteriorating runway conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#22) WPR11LA058. Nov 23, 2010, Salt Lake City , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The tug driver�s loss of airplane control during pushback due to a loss of traction in slippery conditions on the ramp. Contributing to the accident was the ground crews� and airline operators� inadequate guidance with regard to pushback procedures during low ground traction conditions with an inoperative airplane auxiliary power unit. [Report] [Docket]
 
#23) DCA11WA013. Dec 03, 2010, Maputo , Mozambique (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#24) ENG11SA008. Dec 12, 2010, Dulles International Airport (Aviation)
 
#25) DCA11IA015. Dec 29, 2010, Jackson Hole , WY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: a manufacturing defect in a clutch mechanism that prevented the speedbrakes from automatically deploying after touchdown, and the captain�s failure to monitor and extend the speedbrakes manually. Also causal was the failure of the thrust reversers to deploy when initially commanded. Contributing to the incident was the captain�s failure to confirm speedbrake extension before announcing their deployment, and his distraction caused by the thrust reversers� failure to initially deploy after landing. [Report] [Docket]
 
#26) CEN11FA144. Jan 06, 2011, Springfield , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s decision to conduct an instrument approach in icing conditions without the anti-ice system activated, contrary to the airplane flight manual guidance, which resulted in an inadvertent aerodynamic stall due to an in-flight accumulation of airframe icing. [Report] [Docket]
 
#27) ERA11WA122. Jan 17, 2011, Cuzco , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#28) WPR11GA115. Jan 31, 2011, Marana , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An inadvertent tail rotor strike during an attempted pinnacle landing, which resulted in the pilot's loss of control of the helicopter. Inhospitable terrain/topography contributed to the severity of the accident. [Report] [Docket]
 
#29) ENG11IA016. Feb 09, 2011, Minneapolis , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the failure of the right engine's fuel control unit to operate correctly when the fuel metering valve became frozen in the full open position because of corrosion on the fuel metering valve slide and sleeve, which caused the engine to be overfueled during engine start and resulted in a tailpipe fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#30) DCA11SA030. Feb 14, 2011, Near Tegucigalpa, Honduras (Aviation)
 
#31) CEN11FA193. Feb 14, 2011, Appleton , WI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot flying's (PF) decision to land on a shorter-than-recommended runway with a known left hydraulic system failure rather than go around as suggested by the pilot-not-flying, his failure to immediately apply emergency brakes following the detection of the lack of normal brakes, and his attempt to go around late in the landing roll with insufficient runway remaining. Contributing to the accident was the nose landing gear swivel assembly failure, the lack of a hydraulic fuse before this critical failure point, and the design of the swivel using two similar alloys with a propensity to adhere to each other when rubbed together. Also contributing to the accident was the lack of a disciplined cockpit environment. [Report] [Docket]
 
#32) ENG11SA019. Feb 28, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia (Aviation)
 
#33) CEN11LA223. Mar 04, 2011, Houston , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flying pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point in low-visibility conditions, which resulted in a runway overrun. Contributing to the accident was mission pressure to land at that airport. [Report] [Docket]
 
#34) ENG11IA021. Mar 17, 2011, Pittsburgh , PA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the flight crew's delay in shutting down the left engine following an engine oil pressure master warning, which led to a hard rub inside the engine that served as an ignition point for a titanium fire. Contributing to the event was a PW150 No. 5 seal design vulnerability to titanium ignition that can occur with continued engine operation following an engine oil pressure loss event. [Report] [Docket]
 
#35) CEN11IA234. Mar 18, 2011, Akron , OH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The uncommanded left deflection of the airplane's nosewheel for reasons that could not be determined because postincident examination of the nosewheel steering system did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#36) DCA11SA037. Mar 26, 2011, St. Louis, MO (Aviation)
 
#37) CEN11LA250. Mar 26, 2011, Kansas City , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An in-flight encounter with convectively induced turbulence associated with developing thunderstorms under the flight path during the airplane's climb to cruise flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#38) WPR11LA203. Apr 11, 2011, Pacific Ocean (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An inadvertent encounter with convective-induced turbulence upon entering cumulonimbus clouds. [Report] [Docket]
 
#39) DCA11IA047. Apr 26, 2011, Chicago , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's delayed deployment of the speedbrakes and thrust reversers, resulting in insufficient runway remaining to bring the airplane to a stop. Contributing to the delay in deployment of these stopping devices was the flight crew's inadequate monitoring of the airplane's configuration after touchdown, likely as a result of being distracted by a perceived lack of wheel braking effectiveness. Contributing to the incident was the flight crew's omission of the Before Landing checklist, which includes an item to verify speedbrake arming before touchdown, as a result of workload and operational distractions during the approach phase of flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#40) DCA11WA058. May 14, 2011, Cuenca , Ecuador (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#41) CEN11IA341. May 17, 2011, Denver , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The fatigue failure of the nose landing gear (NLG) end cap, which resulted in insufficient hydraulic pressure to secure the left main landing gear into the down and locked position. Contributing to the fatigue failure was the NLG end cap�s non-optimum grain direction and the inadequate inspection procedure performed during overhaul. [Report] [Docket]
 
#42) WPR11FA230. May 18, 2011, Pioneer , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s continued flight into instrument meteorological conditions at an insufficient altitude to clear terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#43) WPR11FA236. May 25, 2011, Sedona , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots� unstabilized approach and excessive airspeed during approach, which resulted in an insufficient landing distance to stop the airplane before overrunning the runway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#44) ERA11IA316. May 27, 2011, Newburgh , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew did not ensure that the landing gear selector handle was in the full down (extend) position. Contributing to the incident was inadequate checklist information. [Report] [Docket]
 
#45) DCA11SA065. May 28, 2011, Atlanta, Georgia (Aviation)
 
#46) CEN11IA379. Jun 06, 2011, Milwaukee , WI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the right main landing gear (MLG) to extend normally, which resulted from the combination of a slightly worn uplock pin, the operation of the hydraulic pumps below their specified operating pressures, and contamination within the landing gear hydraulic system. Also causal to the accident was the failure of the right MLG to extend manually using the alternate gear selector handle due to the improper use of lubricant within the alternate release handle assembly, which prevented the handle from remaining in its fully extended position. [Report] [Docket]
 
#47) ERA11LA345. Jun 15, 2011, Nashville , TN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's failure to execute a go-around when the airplane was high and fast on the final approach. [Report] [Docket]
 
#48) ENG11IA035. Jun 21, 2011, Atlanta , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Fuel leaking from the fuel flow transmitter that ignited on contact with the engine�s hot cases which resulted in an engine undercowl fire. The fuel leak resulted from the fuel flow transmitter end housing backing off from the main housing, creating a gap that allowed high pressure fuel to escape. Under certain assembly variances and operational load and temperature variations, the end housing joint may not be able to maintain the preload without eventually yielding, which results in the loosening of the joint and the resultant gap.� [Report] [Docket]
 
#49) DCA11RA080. Jul 08, 2011, Kisangani , Congo (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#50) DCA11WA119. Jul 10, 2011, Benin , Nigeria (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#51) ERA11LA397. Jul 12, 2011, Opa-Locka , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flightcrew�s inadvertent encounter with windshear during landing, which resulted in a loss of control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#52) DCA11CA084AB. Jul 14, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#53) DCA11WA120. Jul 14, 2011, Port Harcout , Nigeria (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#54) ERA11LA409. Jul 20, 2011, Dayton , NJ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind during an out-of-ground-effect hover, which resulted in a loss of control due to settling with power and loss of tail rotor effectiveness. [Report] [Docket]
 
#55) DCA11RA092. Jul 30, 2011, Georgetown , Guyana (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#56) ERA11FA458. Aug 17, 2011, Tupelo , MS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s delayed reaction in performing the engine failure procedures and his failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in a loss of airplane control. Contributing to the accident was maintenance personnel�s improper torquing of the B-nut between the fuel supply hose and the manifold valve. [Report] [Docket]
 
#57) ENG11IA047. Aug 29, 2011, Moline , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The uncommanded left deflection of the airplane's nose wheel likely due to seal deterioration and subsequent contamination within the Electrohydraulic Servo Valve (EHSV). Contributing to the incident was the undersized condition of the filter plugs within the EHSV which likely caused the C2 orifice filter seal to extrude and deteriorate. [Report] [Docket]
 
#58) DCA11SA112. Aug 31, 2011, Salinas, Ecuador (Aviation)
 
#59) CEN11IA615. Sep 01, 2011, Baton Rouge , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The improperly installed upper attachment bolt in the left main landing gear uplock assembly, which led to the failure of the left main landing gear to extend before landing. Contributing to the accident was maintenance personnel's lack of training on the installation and inspection of the uplock assembly. [Report] [Docket]
 
#60) DCA11WA105. Sep 06, 2011, Hamamatsu City , Japan (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#61) DCA11WA100. Sep 16, 2011, Quito, Ecuador (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#62) CEN11IA649. Sep 17, 2011, Chicago , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The infiltration of moisture into the windshield heating layer that induced arcing in the heating system that subsequently cracked the windshield. [Report] [Docket]
 
#63) CEN11LA651. Sep 17, 2011, Nunica , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel starvation during climbout for undetermined reasons, because postaccident examination of the fuel system did not reveal any discrepancies that would have precluded normal engine operation. Contributing to the accident was the pilot not visually checking the fuel level prior to departure. [Report] [Docket]
 
#64) ERA11RA499. Sep 20, 2011, Cap Haitien, Haiti (Aviation)
 
#65) ANC11FA107. Sep 23, 2011, Kodiak , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain clearance from a tree during a low altitude maneuver and his failure to maintain control of the airplane. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s use of over-the-counter sedating medications. [Report] [Docket]
 
#66) ERA11LA503. Sep 24, 2011, Cordele , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate fuel planning, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. [Report] [Docket]
 
#67) ENG11IA051. Sep 26, 2011, Denver , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: **This probable cause was modified on 4/5/2012. Please see the public docket for this accident to view the original probable cause.** The initial damage to the fan blades was caused by the ingestion of a Red-Tailed Hawk that caused one or more fan blades to fracture, striking the fan case and causing it to bulge. The initial fan blade fragment release impacted and damaged other passing fan blades generating various sized blades fragments. Some of these blade fragments were propelled forward of the fan case by passing fan blades and were reingested, creating a cascading effect of collateral impact damage to the other fan blades, the fan case, and the inlet cowl. [Report] [Docket]
 
#68) ERA12FA012. Oct 02, 2011, Peru , WV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The non-instrument rated pilot's improper decision to continue visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in spatial disorientation and subsequent in-flight collision with mountainous terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#69) WPR12FA001. Oct 04, 2011, West Jordan , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain sufficient airspeed and airplane control while initiating a turn during the initial climb after takeoff in a high density altitude environment, above the airplane�s maximum allowable gross weight, and with an overly rich fuel-air mixture due to improper carburetor maintenance. [Report] [Docket]
 
#70) ERA12FA017. Oct 08, 2011, Dixie , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Maintenance personnel�s improper installation of the No. 2 cylinder�s connecting rod, which resulted in the disconnection of the rod and a subsequent loss of engine power. [Report] [Docket]
 
#71) WPR12FA010. Oct 13, 2011, Cle Elum , WA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airspeed and control after takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#72) ERA12FA051. Oct 13, 2011, Moncks Corner , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The debilitating effects of ethylene glycol poisoning, which resulted in the pilot�s inability to maintain control of the airplane. [Report] [Docket]
 
#73) ENG12IA003. Oct 23, 2011, Detroit , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The penetration of turbine blade fragments through the rear turbine case, which punctured the No. 4 bearing oil pressure supply tube, allowing misted oil to contact the hot engine case and ignite the undercowl fire. Contributing to the incident was the installation of approved (but not preferred) stage 3 low pressure turbine outer transition duct segments with the riveted rear seal configuration and the failure of the engine design to comply with the engine debris containment requirements of 14 Code of Federal Regulations 33.13 and 33.75. [Report] [Docket]
 
#74) ERA12FA052. Oct 29, 2011, Miami , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain control of the airplane while flying at low speed, which resulted in a subsequent aerodynamic stall, spin, and impact with terrain. Contributing to the outcome of the accident was the pilot�s decision to operate the airplane with a passenger aboard before fully evaluating the airplane�s handling characteristics after vortex generators were installed. [Report] [Docket]
 
#75) ERA12FA056. Oct 31, 2011, Key West , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot in command's failure to follow the normal landing procedures (placing engines into reverse thrust first and then brake), his delayed decision to continue the landing or go-around, and the flight crew's failure to follow emergency procedures once a perceived loss of brakes occurred. Contributing to the seriousness of the passenger's injury was the improper securing of the passenger seat by maintenance personnel. [Report] [Docket]
 
#76) ERA12IA060. Nov 03, 2011, Key West , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots� failure to appropriately apply the landing gear wheel brakes after landing, to properly perform the hard brake pedal-no braking condition procedure following the reported brake failure and to apply the emergency brakes. The reason for the reported brake failure could not be determined because postincident examination did not reveal any malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the brakes. [Report] [Docket]
 
#77) DCA12CA043. Nov 10, 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#78) WPR12MA034. Nov 10, 2011, Pukoo , HI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain while operating in marginal weather conditions, which resulted in the impact of the horizontal stabilizer and lower forward portion of the fenestron with ground and/or vegetation and led to the separation of the fenestron and the pilot's subsequent inability to maintain control. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to operate into an area surrounded by rising terrain, low and possibly descending cloud bases, rain showers, and high wind. [Report] [Docket]
 
#79) CEN12LA066. Nov 16, 2011, Flint , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The captain's failure to maintain directional control during landing with one engine inoperative. Contributing to the accident was an improperly installed clevis pin in the left engine power lever, the crew�s delay in accurately identifying their heading, and their subsequent selection of a runway with a strong crosswind. [Report] [Docket]
 
#80) ENG12SA006. Nov 21, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona (Aviation)
 
#81) ERA12WA086. Nov 25, 2011, Quito , Ecuador (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#82) CEN12FA083. Nov 26, 2011, Crystal Lake , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot's decision to continue flight in instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the pilot�s spatial disorientation and loss of control of the airplane. [Report] [Docket]
 
#83) DCA12WA019. Nov 26, 2011, Huambo , Angola (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#84) CEN12FA086. Nov 28, 2011, Riverwoods , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning and in-flight decision-making, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion during approach. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's decision to operate an airplane after using illicit drugs. [Report] [Docket]
 
#85) WPR12LA048. Nov 29, 2011, Hailey , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain course heading and terrain clearance because he was distracted by efforts to engage the autopilot shortly after takeoff on a dark night in mountainous terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#86) WPR12LA053. Dec 01, 2011, Oakland , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew�s flight into known severe turbulence associated with mountain wave activity. [Report] [Docket]
 
#87) ERA12WA103. Dec 01, 2011, Cerro Escalera , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#88) ERA12FA120. Dec 22, 2011, Nashville , PA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain minimum control airspeed after a loss of power to the right engine, which resulted in an uncontrollable roll into an inadvertent stall/spin. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the airplane's right engine for reasons that could not be determined because no preexisting mechanical anomalies were found, and the pilot's subsequent turn toward that inoperative engine while maintaining altitude. [Report] [Docket]
 
#89) ERA12MA122. Dec 26, 2011, Green Cove Springs , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s improper decision to continue visual flight into night instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain. Contributing to the pilot�s improper decision was his self-induced pressure to complete the trip. [Report] [Docket]
 
#90) ERA12FA127. Dec 28, 2011, Ft. Lauderdale , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The crew's failure to use proper emergency procedures during an uncommanded right roll after takeoff, which led to a forced landing with a quartering tailwind. Contributing to the accident was a faulty right roll spoiler actuator, which allowed the right roll spoiler to deploy but not close completely. [Report] [Docket]
 
#91) ERA12FA130. Dec 31, 2011, Jacksonville , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's in-flight loss of control during climb after a banner pickup. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's impairment due to marijuana. [Report] [Docket]
 
#92) DCA12FA024. Jan 16, 2012, Camp Bastion , UN , Afghanistan (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the overtravel of the collective sleeve, which led to a severe and sudden reduction in main rotor blade collective pitch, resulting in a loss of control of the helicopter. The reason for the collective sleeve overtravel could not be determined since much of the collective control system was consumed in the post crash fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#93) DCA12SA031. Jan 29, 2012, Detroit, Michigan (Aviation)
 
#94) ERA12IA166. Jan 30, 2012, Baltimore , MD (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's failure to obtain the proper touchdown point or landing reference speed and failure to initiate a go-around when it became evident that the airplane was landing long and fast. Contributing to the incident was a lack of effective flight crew coordination and communication. [Report] [Docket]
 
#95) CEN12FA151. Feb 02, 2012, Pueblo , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The captain's failure to maintain airplane control during an attempted crosswind takeoff on a contaminated runway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#96) 2012_USArmy_Dash7_Korea. Feb 03, 2012, Korea
 
#97) ENG12IA010. Feb 08, 2012, Jamaica , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the American Airlines aviation maintenance technicians to properly reassemble the two-piece bracket and spray shield on the integrated drive generator fuel-oil heat exchanger that caused a fuel leak that sprayed out and ignited on hot engine cases. Contributing to the cause of the fire was the 767 Aircraft Maintenance Manual�s lack of any graphical or pictorial displays of the correct assembly of the two-piece bracket and spray shield. [Report] [Docket]
 
#98) DCA12WA037. Feb 12, 2012, Bukavu , Congo (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#99) WPR12GA106. Feb 15, 2012, Moran Junction , WY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain yaw control while hovering at high density altitude, which resulted in a loss of tail rotor effectiveness. [Report] [Docket]
 
#100) DCA12LA042. Feb 16, 2012, Iliamna, Alaska (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#101) ERA12LA147. Jan 16, 2012, Huntington , WV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The inadequate communication among ground crew personnel, which resulted in the airplane�s collision with a deice truck. [Report] [Docket]
 
#102) WPR12LA108. Feb 17, 2012, Lewiston , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to oil starvation as a result of improper maintenance. [Report] [Docket]
 
#103) DCA12SA041. Feb 22, 2012, Rochester, New York (Aviation)
 
#104) WPR12LA119. Feb 23, 2012, Pawnee , NE (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The airplane's encounter with moderate turbulence during cruise flight, which resulted in a serious injury to a flight attendant. [Report] [Docket]
 
#105) DCA12SA044. Feb 27, 2012, Newark, New Jersey (Aviation)
 
#106) ANC12IA024. Mar 05, 2012, Anchorage , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flightcrew's loss of visual reference to the runway after encountering severe in-flight icing conditions, which resulted in a loss of control while landing and exceedence of the capabilities of the airplane's windscreen anti-ice systems. Contributing to this incident was the failure of the approach controller to relay a pilot report of severe icing conditions near the route of flight to the incident flight crew. [Report] [Docket]
 
#107) WPR12FA123. Mar 05, 2012, Brockton , MT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and airplane control while maneuvering at a low altitude, which resulted in a stall and subsequent impact with terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#108) DCA12SA072. Mar 16, 2012, Quito, Ecuador (Aviation)
 
#109) ERA12LA231. Mar 16, 2012, Fitzgerald , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's intentional flight into adverse weather. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to obtain a weather briefing and his failure to follow the balloon manufacturer's published emergency procedure for weather deterioration during flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#110) DCA12SA053. Mar 18, 2012, Pueblo, Colorado (Aviation)
 
#111) WPR12LA144. Mar 20, 2012, Laverne , OK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The airplane�s encounter with severe turbulence during cruise flight, which resulted in a serious injury to a flight attendant. [Report] [Docket]
 
#112) ERA12TA251. Mar 23, 2012, Delray Beach , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s improper response to a simulated engine failure and the instructor�s delayed and improper remedial action. [Report] [Docket]
 
#113) CEN12LA198. Mar 23, 2012, Bloomfield , IN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to land with sufficient runway remaining to stop, which resulted in an unsuccessful aborted landing, inadvertent stall, and collision with terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#114) ERA12FA256. Mar 26, 2012, Waxhaw , NC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during an attempted go-around, which resulted in a low-altitude aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#115) ERA12LA261. Mar 31, 2012, Lake Wales , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight preparation and fuel management, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#116) ERA12LA264. Apr 01, 2012, Plant City , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight instructor�s failure to ensure an obstruction-free takeoff path prior to initiating the takeoff and his inadequate preflight inspection of the powered parachute�s flight controls, which resulted in a collision with trees during the takeoff. [Report] [Docket]
 
#117) ERA12FA271. Apr 06, 2012, Everglades City , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain sufficient airspeed during the initial climb after takeoff, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of airplane control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#118) DCA12FA062. Apr 15, 2012, Buena Vista , CO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#119) DCA12WA065. Apr 20, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#120) DCA12WA075. Apr 30, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#121) WPR12FA191. May 02, 2012, Phoenix , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A loss of tail rotor drive due to a fatigue failure of the main transmission pinion, which resulted in a loss of directional control during cruise flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#122) CEN12FA271. May 03, 2012, Lake in the Hills , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's excessive bank angle while on approach to land, which resulted in an inadvertent aerodynamic stall and spin. [Report] [Docket]
 
#123) DCA12WA073. May 11, 2012, Guatemala City , FN , Guatemala (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#124) ERA12LA356. May 23, 2012, Hallandale , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the co-pilot to properly close and latch the passenger door before departure, and the flight crew's failure to ensure that the door was secure by using the door warning system. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew's inadequate use of checklists. [Report] [Docket]
 
#125) WPR12FA237. May 24, 2012, Lakeview , OR (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s decision to take off in known adverse weather conditions and his subsequent failure to maintain sufficient airspeed while maneuvering in mountainous terrain and an area of low ceilings, snow, and fog, which resulted in a loss of airplane control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#126) ERA12RA367AB. May 28, 2012, Sumerduck, Virginia (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#127) DCA12CA082AB. May 30, 2012, Chicago, Illinois (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#128) ENG12SA025. May 31, 2012, Chicago, Illinois (Aviation)
 
#129) DCA12WA083. Jun 02, 2012, Accra , Ghana (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#130) DCA12WA089. Jun 06, 2012, Cusco , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#131) CEN12FA290. May 11, 2012, Chanute , KS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The malfunction of the cabin heater, which resulted in an inflight fire and smoke in the airplane. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s lack of understanding concerning the status of the airplane's heater system following and earlier overheat event and risk of its continued use. Also contributing were the inadequate inspection criteria for the cabin heater. [Report] [Docket]
 
#132) ERA12FA395. Jun 15, 2012, Westminster , MD (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight inspection, which failed to ensure that the elevator quick-fastener was properly secured, resulting in an inflight elevator control disconnect and subsequent loss of control during the ensuing emergency landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to remove the padlock from the airplane's ballistic recovery system parachute activation handle. [Report] [Docket]
 
#133) WPR12LA265. Jun 15, 2012, Rexburg , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A loss of engine oil pressure, which led to the subsequent uncommanded loss of thrust and decrease in the propeller rpm during a low-level aerobatic maneuver. [Report] [Docket]
 
#134) ERA12FA409. Jun 22, 2012, Morgantown , WV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight route planning and in-flight route and altitude selection, which resulted in an in-flight collision with a communications tower in possible instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's improper use of the enhanced ground proximity warning system's terrain inhibit switch and the air traffic controller's failure to issue a safety alert regarding the proximity of the tower. [Report] [Docket]
 
#135) WPR12FA274. Jun 23, 2012, Veneta , OR (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and altitude to clear trees during the initial climb after takeoff. [Report] [Docket]
 
#136) WPR12FA297. Jul 09, 2012, Scottsdale , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during an aborted landing, and the flight instructor�s delayed remedial action. Contributing to the accident were the pilot�s improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his premature flap retraction while performing a go-around maneuver. [Report] [Docket]
 
#137) ERA12FA438. Jul 11, 2012, Moscow , TN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The non-instrument rated pilot�s decision to continue visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in his spatial disorientation, a loss of airplane control, and subsequent impact with trees and terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#138) WPR12LA302. Jul 11, 2012, Winslow , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airplane control during climb in high-density altitude conditions and with the airplane�s weight in excess of its maximum allowable gross weight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#139) DCA12RA110. Jul 13, 2012, Le Castellet , France (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#140) ANC12LA075. Jul 14, 2012, Kenai , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The in-flight separation of a propeller tip due to an unauthorized and undocumented propeller repair. [Report] [Docket]
 
#141) DCA12FR007. Jul 21, 2012, Barton County, Missouri (Rail) [Docket]
 
#142) CEN12LA466. Jul 22, 2012, Cross Lake , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's impairment due to marijuana. [Report] [Docket]
 
#143) DCA12WA136. Jul 25, 2012, Veracruz, Mexico (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#144) ANC12FA079. Jul 26, 2012, Fairbanks , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power reason that could not be determined because postaccident examination and test run did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#145) DCA12IA113. Jul 27, 2012, El Paso , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#146) WPR12FA332. Jul 28, 2012, Henderson , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of maintenance personnel to properly torque the elevator attachment hardware in accordance with the maintenance manual, which led to the detachment of the elevator. Contributing to the accident were maintenance personnel�s failure to identify the loose attachment hardware during a scheduled inspection, the flight crew�s decision to continue the flight after identifying a flight control problem, and the flight crew�s failure to perform an adequate preflight inspection at the intermediate airport. [Report] [Docket]
 
#147) CEN12IA502. Jul 31, 2012, Denver , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An in-flight collision with a bird during descent to land, which resulted in damage to the left pitot tube and loss of airspeed information to the left and right primary flight displays (PFD). The reason for the total loss of indications on the left PFD could not be determined based on available evidence. [Report] [Docket]
 
#148) ANC12FA084. Aug 07, 2012, Delta Junction , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to clear the left landing gear skid, which resulted in the entanglement of the left landing gear skid with a log, and his subsequent application of collective pitch, which resulted in a dynamic rollover. [Report] [Docket]
 
#149) CEN12FA534. Aug 11, 2012, Taylorville , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and use the appropriate flaps setting during sport-parachuting operations, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin and a subsequent loss of control. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s failure to follow company guidance by allowing more than four passengers in the door area during exit, which shifted the airplane�s center of gravity aft. [Report] [Docket]
 
#150) ERA12LA500. Aug 11, 2012, Effingham , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to avoid an encounter with known adverse weather conditions, which resulted in an in-flight upset, temporary loss of control, and loading of the airframe, engine, and propeller that led to the in-flight separation of the propeller and the subsequent forced landing. The root cause for the separation of the propeller could not be determined based on the available information. [Report] [Docket]
 
#151) CEN12IA554. Aug 15, 2012, Des Moines , IA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A temporary loss of control during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because postincident examination of the autopilot, pitch trim systems, and horizontal stabilizer revealed no anomalies consistent with a loss of control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#152) ENG12SA032. Aug 17, 2012, Cedar City, Utah (Aviation)
 
#153) CEN12FA571. Aug 24, 2012, Milner , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The student pilot�s impairment from alcohol, marijuana, and hypoxia, which adversely affected his ability to maintain control of the airplane. [Report] [Docket]
 
#154) ERA12LA543. Sep 02, 2012, Tillatoba , MS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's improper fuel management and his decision to continue flight in deteriorating weather conditions with low fuel, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. [Report] [Docket]
 
#155) WPR12LA407. Sep 08, 2012, Borrego Springs , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s inability to maintain control of the airplane following the loss of aileron and elevator control due to the forward flight control torque tube assembly�s detachment from the forward bearing. Contributing to the accident was the inadequate construction of the forward bulkhead that held the flight control torque tube assembly in place and the improper installation of the thrust bearings. [Report] [Docket]
 
#156) CEN12FA621. Sep 10, 2012, Houston , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the helicopter after a loss of engine power. The reason for the loss of engine power could not be determined because examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#157) ERA12FA561. Sep 13, 2012, Cumming , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering, resulting in an aerodynamic stall and collision with terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#158) ANC12LA106. Sep 13, 2012, Denali Park , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain clearance from an electric transmission line during the approach to land because he was distracted by the airplane�s broken and deflected landing ski. Contributing to the accident was the in-flight failure of the right ski connecting bolt and the subsequent ski deflection. [Report] [Docket]
 
#159) ERA12FA565. Sep 16, 2012, Brownsboro , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control while performing a low-level aerobatic maneuver, which resulted in collision with terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#160) ERA12FA567. Sep 18, 2012, Macon , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain proper airspeed, which resulted in the airplane touching down too fast on the wet runway with inadequate runway remaining to stop and a subsequent runway overrun. Contributing to the landing overrun were the flight crewmembers� failure to correctly use the appropriate performance chart to calculate the runway required to stop on a contaminated runway and their general lack of proper crew resource management. [Report] [Docket]
 
#161) ERA12FA583. Sep 29, 2012, Fredericksburg , VA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during initial climb. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's impairment due to alcohol. [Report] [Docket]
 
#162) WPR13LA004. Oct 05, 2012, Chandler , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of both flight instructors to see and avoid the other airplane while providing instrument flight training, which resulted in a midair collision. [Report] [Docket]
 
#163) ERA13LA012. Oct 06, 2012, Birmingham , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during a missed approach in instrument meteorological conditions. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's overreliance on the autopilot system and his inability to hand-fly the airplane once the autopilot was disconnected. [Report] [Docket]
 
#164) ERA13FA017. Oct 11, 2012, Chuckey , TN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in an attempted takeoff at a high gross weight, near the limit of its aft center of gravity, and with the airplane incorrectly configured with fully extended flaps. Contributing to the accident was the lack of a pretakeoff checklist and the pilot�s lack of total flight experience in make and model. [Report] [Docket]
 
#165) ERA13LA021. Oct 13, 2012, Jackson, Tennessee (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#166) DCA13CA008. Oct 17, 2012, Kabul , Afghanistan (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the captains ineffective management of the airplanes energy state during final approach and flare that resulted in a hard landing and tail strike at touchdown. [Report] [Docket]
 
#167) ERA13FA032. Oct 20, 2012, East Moriches , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to maintain airspeed, while attempting a precautionary landing for reasons that could not be determined from the available evidence. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s pitch-up reaction to birds that took flight during his approach for the precautionary landing, which resulted in an inadvertent stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#168) CEN13FA025. Oct 22, 2012, Houma , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The helicopter�s sudden and severe vertical vibrations during landing, which resulted in a collision with terrain. The reason for the helicopter�s sudden and severe vertical vibrations could not be determined during postaccident examinations. [Report] [Docket]
 
#169) CEN13FA030. Oct 24, 2012, Maryland Heights , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to activate the carburetor heat while operating in conditions conducive to carburetor icing, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to carburetor ice. [Report] [Docket]
 
#170) ERA13FA039. Oct 25, 2012, Hooksett , NH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's total incapacitation in flight due to an acute heart attack. [Report] [Docket]
 
#171) CEN13FA038. Oct 31, 2012, Boyne City , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The select/bypass valve's failure to seal correctly because of improper shimming, which resulted in an uncommanded and uncontrollable left turn during landing. Contributing to the accident was the overhaul facility's improper overhaul of the steering manifold. [Report] [Docket]
 
#172) CEN13FA039. Nov 01, 2012, San Marcos , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The non-instrument-rated pilot�s decision to takeoff in night instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in spatial disorientation and a loss of control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#173) CEN13LA056. Nov 09, 2012, La Grange , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power due to the loss of oil to the engine. Contributing to the accident was maintenance personnel�s improper installation of the engine oil filter adaptor, which resulted in the loss of oil to the engine. [Report] [Docket]
 
#174) HWY13MH003. Nov 15, 2012, Midland, Texas (Highway) [Docket]
 
#175) ERA13LA057. Nov 15, 2012, Corning , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate altitude while conducting a power line aerial observation flight, which resulted in an in-flight collision with wires. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s lack of total experience in the type of operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#176) WPR13FA053. Nov 17, 2012, Bondurant , WY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot�s failure to maintain clearance from terrain while maneuvering around weather. [Report] [Docket]
 
#177) CEN13FA060. Nov 18, 2012, Burlington , WI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering at a low altitude, which resulted in an inadvertent stall and spin. [Report] [Docket]
 
#178) CEN13FA085. Dec 02, 2012, Greensburg , IN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering in night instrument meteorological conditions due to spatial disorientation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#179) CEN13FA105. Dec 14, 2012, Amarillo , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s loss of control of the airplane after encountering icing conditions and heavy to extreme turbulence and the subsequent exceedance of the airplane�s design limit, which led to an in-flight breakup. [Report] [Docket]
 
#180) ERA13FA088. Dec 16, 2012, Parkton , NC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the instrument-rated pilot to maintain control of the airplane while in instrument meteorological conditions after reporting a gyro malfunction. Contributing to the accident was the loss of primary gyro flight instruments due to the failure of the vacuum pump, the inadequate assistance provided by FAA ATC personnel, and the inadequate recurrent training of FAA ATC personnel in recognizing and responding to in-flight emergency situations. [Report] [Docket]
 
#181) OPS13SA055AB. Dec 23, 2012, Detroit, Michigan (Aviation)
 
#182) WPR13FA076. Dec 29, 2012, Lakeside , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airspeed while attempting a visual climb through a broken cloud layer, which resulted in a stall/spin. [Report] [Docket]
 
#183) DCA13WA051. Dec 31, 2012, San Pedro Sula , Honduras (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#184) CEN13FA122. Jan 02, 2013, Clear Lake , IA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s inadvertent encounter with localized icing conditions and his subsequent in-flight loss of helicopter control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#185) ERA13IA114. Jan 13, 2013, Debary , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An accumulation of debris in the airplane�s bilge drain holes that prevented accumulated moisture from properly draining; the accumulated moisture subsequently froze around the elevator control components, which resulted in the flight control stiffness. Contributing to the accident was maintenance personnel�s improper installation of seals in the airplane�s tailcone, which allowed water to enter the tailcone. [Report] [Docket]
 
#186) ERA13LA111. Jan 13, 2013, Dover , DE (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to land the airplane at multiple airports that were equipped with adequate instrument approach procedures while operating in low instrument meteorological conditions and his delay in declaring a fuel-related emergency, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion. [Report] [Docket]
 
#187) CEN13FA135. Jan 15, 2013, Pellston , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent controlled descent into terrain due to spatial disorientation. Contributing to the accident was lack of visual reference due to night conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#188) WPR13FA095. Jan 19, 2013, Boulder , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s improper decision to maneuver at a low altitude and failure to adequately monitor the environment to maintain clearance from power lines. [Report] [Docket]
 
#189) WPR13FA116. Feb 06, 2013, Minden , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering over mountainous terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#190) WPR13FA119. Feb 10, 2013, Acton , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to conduct a flight in dark night conditions with an illuminated cockpit light that degraded his visibility and his ability to identify and arrest the helicopter's descent while maneuvering, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#191) DCA13WA057. Feb 11, 2013, Harbel, Liberia (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#192) CEN13LA163. Feb 15, 2013, Jennings , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s inadequate visual lookout, which resulted in a collision with guy wires during an aerial application flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#193) CEN13FA172. Feb 20, 2013, Parkers Parairie , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to transfer fuel from the auxiliary fuel tanks to the main fuel tanks in a timely manner, which resulted in fuel starvation to the engine. [Report] [Docket]
 
#194) ERA13WA158 . Mar 06, 2013, La Libertad , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#195) WPR13LA145. Mar 11, 2013, Kernville , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s application of excessive pitch and his failure to achieve adequate airspeed during the go-around attempt, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#196) CEN13FA192. Mar 15, 2013, Grand Lake , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Fracture of the red tail rotor blade spar, which resulted in the separation and departure of the red tail rotor blade from the helicopter and subsequent compromised tail gearbox.�The red tail rotor blade was not recovered, thus the cause of the initial fracture could not be determined. [Report] [Docket]
 
#197) CEN13FA196. Mar 17, 2013, South Bend , IN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The private pilot's inadequate response to the dual engine shutdown during cruise descent, including his failure to adhere to procedures, which ultimately resulted in his failure to maintain airplane control during a single-engine go-around. An additional cause was the pilot's decision to allow the unqualified pilot-rated passenger to manipulate the airplane controls, which directly resulted in the inadvertent dual engine shutdown. [Report] [Docket]
 
#198) CEN13LA204. Mar 23, 2013, Cordova , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because a postaccident test run of the engine revealed no mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#199) ENG13SA022. Apr 18, 2013, Cleveland, Ohio (Aviation)
 
#200) CEN13LA245. Apr 26, 2013, Hoxie , KS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to fuel starvation for reasons that could not be determined because a postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#201) CEN13FA241. Apr 27, 2013, Norfolk , NE (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to fly at a low altitude and his subsequent failure to see and avoid power lines. [Report] [Docket]
 
#202) ERA13FA217. Apr 27, 2013, Dade City , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The in-flight loosening of the No. 3 cylinder exhaust valve rocker arm stud, which resulted in a complete loss of engine power. [Report] [Docket]
 
#203) ERA13FA219. Apr 29, 2013, Valkaria , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate power and airspeed, which resulted in a loss of control, abrupt descent, and impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s failure to obtain adequate experience in the gyroplane before making the flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#204) DCA13FA082AB. May 01, 2013, Newark, New Jersey (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#205) ERA13LA242. May 08, 2013, South Bay , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain proper rotor rpm while hovering in sideways flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#206) WPR13FA227. May 13, 2013, McMinnville , OR (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Failure of maintenance personnel to reattach the landing gear squat switches following maintenance, which rendered the airplane's steering, braking, and thrust reverser systems inoperative during landing. Contributing to the accident were the failure of both the maintenance facility mechanics and the airplane operator's mechanic and flight crew to identify the error during postmaintenance checks, a failure of the airplane's pilot to apply the emergency brakes in a timely manner, and the copilot's decision to attempt to engage the thrust reversers as the airplane approached the runway end despite multiple indications that they were inoperative and producing partial forward, rather than reverse, thrust. [Report] [Docket]
 
#207) DCA13FA094. May 18, 2013, Newark , NJ (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#208) DCA13WA097. May 22, 2013, Panama City , Panama (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#209) ERA13LA252. May 23, 2013, Atlanta , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in the airplane being loaded in excess of its maximum gross weight at an aft center of gravity for a takeoff with a quartering tailwind and high-density altitude conditions, all of which degraded the airplane�s climb performance and led to the airplane exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and experiencing an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#210) ERA13FA253. May 24, 2013, Johnstown , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s loss of control due to spatial disorientation in instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane�s design stress limitations, and a subsequent in-flight breakup. [Report] [Docket]
 
#211) CEN13FA295. May 24, 2013, Cross Timbers , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to see and avoid a power line during the low-altitude flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#212) DCA13MR004. May 25, 2013, Chaffee, Missouri (Rail) [Docket]
 
#213) ERA13WA296. Jun 02, 2013, Bolshoye Gryzlovo , Russia (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#214) ERA13WA290. Jun 16, 2013, Albenga , Italy (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#215) CEN13FA326. Jun 07, 2013, Baker , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate airspeed during departure, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and subsequent impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s lack of specific knowledge of the airplane�s avionics. [Report] [Docket]
 
#216) CEN13FA327. Jun 08, 2013, Mosca , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while attempting to clear a mountain pass in turbulent conditions at a high density altitude, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and experiencing an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#217) CEN13LA340. Jun 11, 2013, Chadron , NE (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to properly secure the latch to the tip-up canopy before flight, which resulted in the canopy opening on takeoff and a subsequent loss of airplane control while attempting to land the airplane. [Report] [Docket]
 
#218) ERA13LA279. Jun 11, 2013, Louisville , KY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to set the correct flap position before takeoff and his inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in the operation of the airplane over the maximum allowable gross weight, both of which led to an aerodynamic stall at too low an altitude at which to recover. [Report] [Docket]
 
#219) CEN13LA366. Jun 18, 2013, Cincinnati , OH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Loss of control due to insufficient airspeed on takeoff and premature landing gear retraction, which resulted in the collapse of the left landing gear as the airplane impacted the runway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#220) CEN13LA359. Jun 19, 2013, Lake City , AR (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#221) ERA13IA294. Jun 20, 2013, Jamestown , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots� failure to effectively use the airplane's primary (brakes), secondary (thrust reversers), and emergency braking systems to decelerate the airplane, which resulted in a runway excursion. Contributing to the accident was the pilots� failure to conduct a go-around maneuver upon recognizing that the airplane had excessive airspeed while on final approach to the runway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#222) CEN13FA364. Jun 21, 2013, Waterford , MI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to retract the wing flaps before attempting to take off, due to his lack of familiarity with the airplane make and model, which prevented the airplane from maintaining adequate altitude for takeoff. [Report] [Docket]
 
#223) WPR13FA294. Jun 27, 2013, Birdseye , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: ***This report was modified on August 18, 2015. Please see the docket for this accident to view the original report.*** The operator's improper installation of a supplemental electrical power supply, which caused a short circuit due to inadequate vibration and abrasion protection, which resulted in chafing of the wires, which contacted one another, short-circuited, and caused an onboard fire. Contributing to the accident were the installation of the supplemental electrical power supply system without the supervision of an FAA-certified mechanic, the lack of an onboard means for fire suppression, and the pilot's inability to see the low-conspicuity power lines across the landing approach path until it was too late to take evasive action. [Report] [Docket]
 
#224) ANC13FA058. Jun 28, 2013, Cantwell , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in an in-flight collision with mountainous terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#225) ERA13LA314. Jul 03, 2013, Burnham , ME (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain yaw control while operating out of ground effect at a low airspeed, which resulted in the loss of tail rotor effectiveness, an uncontrolled descent, and an in-flight collision with trees and terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to recognize that the low-altitude maneuvering during the aerial observation flight could lead to a loss of tail rotor effectiveness. [Report] [Docket]
 
#226) WPR13LA310. Jul 05, 2013, Las Vegas , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots� failure to follow the airplane manufacturer�s emergency procedures for a hydraulic system failure and emergency braking, which resulted in the loss of braking action upon landing and the subsequent loss of directional control while turning off the runway. Contributing to the accident was the loss of hydraulic pressure for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident testing and examination of the hydraulic system revealed no mechanical failures or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#227) WPR13LA321. Jul 10, 2013, Fallon , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A fatigue failure of the No. 5 connecting rod, which resulted in a catastrophic engine failure during the initial climb and a subsequent forced landing. [Report] [Docket]
 
#228) DCA13CA128. Jul 12, 2013, Atlanta , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Unexpected encounter with convective turbulence while the flight attendants were preparing the cabin for arrival. [Report] [Docket]
 
#229) DCA13FR008. Jul 16, 2013, Hays, Kansas (Rail) [Docket]
 
#230) DCA13FR009. Jul 18, 2013, New York City (Bronx), New York (Rail) [Docket]
 
#231) ERA13FA348. Aug 03, 2013, Conway , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of airplane control, which resulted from his failure to follow the loss of single engine power checklist procedures after a total loss of right engine power due to fuel starvation. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's improper preflight fuel planning and in-flight fuel management. [Report] [Docket]
 
#232) CEN13FA456. Aug 03, 2013, Chesterfield , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to establish and maintain a positive climb rate during the initial climb�in night instrument meteorological conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#233) CEN13LA462. Aug 05, 2013, Eden Prairie , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's failure to execute a go-around during a non-stabilized approach, which resulted in a runway overrun. [Report] [Docket]
 
#234) WPR13FA370. Aug 13, 2013, Paradise , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during low-altitude maneuvering after encountering an updraft. [Report] [Docket]
 
#235) DCA13MA133. Aug 14, 2013, Birmingham , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the flight crew's continuation of an unstabilized approach and their failure to monitor the aircraft's altitude during the approach, which led to an inadvertent descent below the minimum approach altitude and subsequently into terrain. Contributing to the accident were (1) the flight crew's failure to properly configure and verify the flight management computer for the profile approach; (2) the captain's failure to communicate his intentions to the first officer once it became apparent the vertical profile was not captured; (3) the flight crew's expectation that they would break out of the clouds at 1,000 feet above ground level due to incomplete weather information; (4) the first officer's failure to make the required minimums callouts; (5) the captain's performance deficiencies likely due to factors including, but not limited to, fatigue, distraction, or confusion, consistent with performance deficiencies exhibited during training; and (6) the first officer's fatigue due to acute sleep loss resulting from her ineffective off-duty time management and circadian factors. [Report] [Docket]
 
#236) WPR13FA380. Aug 18, 2013, Cataldo , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s decision to intentionally enter a spin in the airplane, which had unknown spin characteristics due to the engine modification, from which he was unable to recover. [Report] [Docket]
 
#237) ANC13FA084. Aug 24, 2013, Anchorage , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A loss of engine power due to fuel starvation as a result of a low fuel state and a nose-high attitude during a go-around, which unported the fuel tank feed line, and the pilot's decision to make a low-altitude turn back to the airport, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#238) WPR13FA388. Aug 26, 2013, Desert Center , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's abrupt maneuver, which resulted in an accelerated stall and a loss of airplane control at low altitude. [Report] [Docket]
 
#239) WPR13LA389. Aug 27, 2013, Wahiawa , HI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during cruise flight for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the engine and airframe did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#240) ANC13FA090. Aug 29, 2013, Sutton , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering at low altitude, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin and collision with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s use of marijuana, which likely degraded his psychomotor ability. [Report] [Docket]
 
#241) DCA13FA148. Sep 01, 2013, Telluride , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Failure of the left main landing gear actuator internal lock to engage in the locked position for undetermined reasons. [Report] [Docket]
 
#242) ERA13LA407. Sep 08, 2013, Guntersville , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The improper installation of the engine magneto by unknown maintenance personnel, which resulted in the magneto separating from the engine and a subsequent total loss of engine power. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's delay in proceeding directly to the nearest airport and his failure to prevent the automatic extension of the landing gear following the total loss of engine power, which resulted in a landing undershoot. [Report] [Docket]
 
#243) ERA13WA411. Sep 09, 2013, Valparaiso , Chile (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#244) ERA13LA428. Sep 23, 2013, Wellington , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power due to an interruption in fuel flow, which was most likely due to fuel starvation. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s failure to maintain control of the airplane while performing the subsequent forced landing to a wet roadway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#245) CEN13FA558. Sep 25, 2013, Bolingbrook , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain control of the airplane during a go-around. � [Report] [Docket]
 
#246) ENG13WA043. Sep 26, 2013, Cusco , FN , Peru (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#247) WPR13FA430. Sep 29, 2013, Santa Monica , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to adequately decrease the airplane�s ground speed or maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with an airport sign and structure and a subsequent postcrash fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#248) ENG14IA001. Oct 15, 2013, Greenville , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A high pressure turbine 2nd stage blade separation due to stress corrosion cracking in the J channel cooling cavity. The failed blade entered the gas path and caused substantial damage to the low pressure turbine. The engine was subsequently left at a high power setting for approximately four minutes, exposing the turbine hardware to temperatures that exceeded the material annealing temperature and resulted in in failure and separation of multiple engine components. [Report] [Docket]
 
#249) CEN14FA010. Oct 18, 2013, Clayton , OK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Controlled flight into terrain for reasons that could not be determined from the available evidence. [Report] [Docket]
 
#250) CEN14FA019. Oct 21, 2013, Talihina , OK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s lack of weather planning and his continued flight into an area of known rain with reduced visibility and his subsequent failure to�maintain clearance with trees. [Report] [Docket]
 
#251) DCA14FA002. Oct 23, 2013, Homer , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The first officer inadvertently selecting the landing gear handle up after touchdown during the landing rollout. Contributing to the accident was the first officer's decision to reconfigure the airplane while still on the active runway. [Report] [Docket]
 
#252) CEN14FA034. Nov 01, 2013, Caledonia , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of control for reasons that could not be determined because the postaccident airplane examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#253) CEN14FA046. Nov 10, 2013, Owasso , OK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of airplane control during a known one-engine-inoperative condition. The reasons for the loss of control and engine shutdown could not be determined because the airplane was not equipped with a crash-resistant recorder and postaccident examination and testing did not reveal evidence of any malfunction that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#254) ANC14WA006. Nov 16, 2013, Seoul , Korea, Republic Of (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#255) ERA14FA045. Nov 19, 2013, Fort Lauderdale , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane following an inflight deployment of the left engine thrust reverser. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew's failure to perform the appropriate emergency procedures, the copilot's lack of qualification and capability to act as a required flight crewmember for the flight, and the inflight deployment of the left engine thrust reverser for reasons that could not be determined through postaccident investigation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#256) DCA14RA018. Nov 30, 2013, Rundu , FN , Namibia (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#257) CEN14FA077. Dec 08, 2013, Los Alamos , NM (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s loss of airplane control while maneuvering after takeoff in gusty wind conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#258) DCA14WA024. Dec 18, 2013, Arusha Airport, Tanzania (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#259) ENG14IA005. Dec 23, 2013, St. Louis , MO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#260) DCA14MR004. Dec 30, 2013, Casselton, North Dakota (Rail) [Docket]
 
#261) CEN14FA099. Jan 05, 2014, Aspen , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's failure to maintain airplane control during landing following an unstabilized approach. Contributing to the accident were the flight crew's decision to land with a tailwind above the airplane's operating limitations and their failure not to conduct a go-around when the approach became unstabilized. [Report] [Docket]
 
#262) DCA14IA037. Jan 12, 2014, Branson , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The Flight crew's failure to properly identify the airport and runway of intended landing. Contributing to the incident was the flight crew's failure to comply with procedures for use of navigation information and visual cues to verify the airport and runway of intended landing and the air traffic controller's issuance of erroneous airport geographic information without including the location of proximate airports. [Report] [Docket]
 
#263) DCA14WA042. Jan 21, 2014, Buenos Aires , FN , Argentina (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#264) CEN14LA127. Jan 31, 2014, Springfield , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#265) DCA14FA058. Feb 05, 2014, Memphis , TN (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#266) CEN14LA148. Feb 22, 2014, Tribune , KS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airplane control while conducting high-g turns, which resulted in impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s improper decision to�initiate�the flight with�a severe progressive neurological disorder that likely impaired his ability to safely operate the airplane. [Report] [Docket]
 
#267) WPR14FA132. Mar 08, 2014, Carson City , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s delayed decision to initiate a course-reversal turn when the airplane was unable to attain sufficient altitude to cross a mountain range, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and entering an aerodynamic stall during the turn. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s selection, for undetermined reasons, of a route different than his normal route. [Report] [Docket]
 
#268) DCA14MA081. Mar 13, 2014, Philadelphia , PA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the captain's decision to reject the takeoff after the airplane had rotated. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew's failure to follow standard operating procedures by not verifying that the airplane's flight management computer was properly configured for takeoff and the captain's failure to perform the correct action in response to the electronic centralized aircraft monitoring alert. [Report] [Docket]
 
#269) DCA14WA150. Mar 17, 2014, Valencia, Carabobo State, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#270) CEN14FA163. Mar 19, 2014, Aurora , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's operation of the airplane while intoxicated, which resulted in a loss of airplane control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#271) ERA14FA168. Mar 24, 2014, Brunswick , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An inflight failure of the airplane's only operating vacuum pump, which resulted in the loss of attitude information provided by vacuum-driven flight instruments. Also causal was the pilots' failure to maintain control of the airplane while operating in instrument flight rules (IFR) conditions, likely due to spatial disorientation, following the failure of the vacuum pump. Contributing to the accident was the operator's decision to dispatch the airplane with a known inoperative vacuum pump into IFR conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#272) DCA14WA086. Mar 31, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#273) ERA14LA179. Apr 03, 2014, Clayton , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Maintenance personnel�s failure to properly torque the engine case through bolts, which resulted in the fatigue fracture of the crankshaft and subsequent total loss of engine power. [Report] [Docket]
 
#274) ERA14FA464. Apr 05, 2014, Dunnellon , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The in-flight collision with a tree in a heavily wooded area during controlled flight while the pilot was attempting a forced landing for reasons that could not be determined based on the available evidence. Contributing to the delay in locating the wreckage were the nonactivation of the emergency locator transmitter and delayed coordination between the Civil Air Patrol and multiple local and state agencies. [Report] [Docket]
 
#275) CEN14RA212. Apr 19, 2014, Saltillo, Mexico (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#276) ERA14IA237. Apr 26, 2014, Port Orange , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point during landing and his failure to go around when he recognized that he would not be able to stop the airplane on the runway, which resulted in a runway excursion. [Report] [Docket]
 
#277) CEN14FA224. Apr 27, 2014, Highmore , SD (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to continue the flight into known deteriorating weather conditions at a low altitude and his subsequent failure to remain clear of an unlit wind turbine. Contributing to the accident was the inoperative obstruction light on the wind turbine, which prevented the pilot from visually identifying the wind turbine. [Report] [Docket]
 
#278) DCA14FR008. Apr 30, 2014, Lynchburg, Virginia (Rail) [Docket]
 
#279) ERA14FA231. May 09, 2014, Ruther Glen , VA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s inadequate approach and his failure to maintain clearance from power lines, which resulted in a subsequent fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#280) CEN14LA239. May 09, 2014, Columbus , OH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew�s decision to attempt an engine start in conditions that exceeded the engine's maximum allowable ground start crosswind component limitation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#281) ERA14FA260. May 23, 2014, Chester , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate inflight fuel monitoring, which resulted in fuel exhaustion and the subsequent total loss of engine power. Contributing to the accident was the loose fuel cap, which allowed fuel to syphon out in flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#282) CEN14LA253. May 26, 2014, Rockdale , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident testing revealed no anomalies. [Report] [Docket]
 
#283) CEN14LA255. May 27, 2014, Gueydan , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control, which resulted in a stall and subsequent collision with power lines. [Report] [Docket]
 
#284) CEN14LA273. Jun 03, 2014, Monroe , LA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#285) CEN14FA278. Jun 07, 2014, Duluth , MN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while operating in instrument flight rules (IFR) conditions, which was due to spatial disorientation resulting from erroneous heading and bank angle information shown on the primary flight display. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's impairment due to diphenhydramine and his improper decision to operate in IFR conditions with the airplane over gross weight and at an aft center of gravity. [Report] [Docket]
 
#286) WPR14FA243. Jun 12, 2014, Echo Bay , NV (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control while maneuvering for landing to an unlit runway in dark night conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#287) ERA14FA288. Jun 13, 2014, White Plains , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a positive climb rate after takeoff due to spatial disorientation (somatogravic illusion). Contributing to the accident was the pilot's self-induced pressure to depart and his decision to depart in low-ceiling and low-visibility conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#288) ERA14FA300. Jun 18, 2014, Huntsville , AL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's inability to maintain airplane control during initial climb following deployment of the right thrust reverser for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine thrust reverser system did not reveal any anomalies. Contributing to the accident was the excessive thrust from the right engine with the thrust reverser deployed for reasons that could not be determined during postaccident examinations and testing. [Report] [Docket]
 
#289) ERA14LA312. Jun 25, 2014, Houston , MS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain a stabilized approach and his subsequent failure to maintain airplane control during the landing flare, which resulted in touchdown off the side of the runway and collision with a ditch. [Report] [Docket]
 
#290) ERA14FA313. Jun 27, 2014, Littleton , NC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Maintenance personnel's application of sealant to the engine case halves during engine overhaul, contrary to manufacturer's instructions, which resulted in internal failure of the engine due to the loss of case bolt torque. [Report] [Docket]
 
#291) WPR14LA272. Jun 29, 2014, Dietrich , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s sudden incapacitation from a previously undiagnosed medical condition while in cruise flight, which resulted in his inability to maintain�helicopter control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#292) WPR14LA271. Jun 29, 2014, Big Creek , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s execution of a traffic pattern that did not put the airplane in position for a normal final approach and the pilot�s decision to continue the landing attempt instead of initiating a go-around, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and experiencing an aerodynamic stall at an altitude too low to prevent ground impact. [Report] [Docket]
 
#293) DCA14WA138. Jul 02, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#294) WPR14FA286. Jul 08, 2014, Fall City , WA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s decision to depart in low-ceiling conditions and his continued visual flight rules flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in controlled flight into terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#295) ENG14IA019. Jul 11, 2014, Los Angeles , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The combination of fuel leaking from the integrated drive generator (IDG) fuel/oil heat exchanger and the coincident arcing of the IDG power feeder cables that ignited the leaking fuel. Contributing to the ignition of the fuel was the misrouting of the IDG power feeder cables, which resulted in chaffed cables that exposed the electrical wire that contacted a metal bracket, creating an arc. [Report] [Docket]
 
#296) WPR14FA316. Jul 28, 2014, Lolo Pass , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The fatigue fracture of an engine connecting rod, which resulted in a catastrophic engine failure and a forced landing in unsuitable terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#297) WPR14FA320. Jul 30, 2014, San Diego , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to achieve climb performance and maintain sufficient airspeed during a go-around, which led to the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and experiencing an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to retract the landing gear in accordance with the go-around checklist. [Report] [Docket]
 
#298) WPR14FA330. Aug 05, 2014, WARREN , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain adequate airspeed and his exceedance of the airplane�s critical angle-of-attack while climbing to avoid terrain while operating at a high density altitude, which resulted in a stall at too low an altitude to allow recovery. [Report] [Docket]
 
#299) CEN14LA424. Aug 09, 2014, Russell , IA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot�s inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in his spatial disorientation and the subsequent loss of airplane control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#300) ERA14FA399. Aug 20, 2014, Parsons , TN (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to see and avoid trees during a low-level aerial application operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#301) CEN14FA453. Aug 25, 2014, Willoughby Hills , OH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while returning to the airport immediately after takeoff, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and entering an aerodynamic stall during the turn. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's inadequate preflight planning, which resulted in the airplane being over maximum gross weight and its subsequent decrease in takeoff climb performance. [Report] [Docket]
 
#302) CEN14FA467. Aug 31, 2014, Erie , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed and exceedance of the critical angle of attack during a go-around with a tailwind condition, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. A contributing factor to the accident was the pilot's decision to continue the approach with opposing traffic. [Report] [Docket]
 
#303) DCA14WA159. Sep 01, 2014, Mugumu, Tanzania (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#304) ERA14LA433. Sep 10, 2014, Carrol County , VA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain clearance from trees during an emergency landing after encountering deteriorating weather conditions. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s poor preflight weather planning, which resulted in an inadvertent encounter with instrument meteorological conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#305) WPR14FA382. Sep 20, 2014, Saratoga , WY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain a positive climb rate after takeoff in dark, night conditions, which resulted in his controlled flight into terrain due to the lack of ground references or natural horizon. [Report] [Docket]
 
#306) CEN15FA003. Oct 04, 2014, Wichita Falls , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain yaw control when he applied power to execute a go-around at a low airspeed in dark, night conditions, which resulted in a rapid, uncommanded right yaw due to a loss of tail rotor effectiveness. [Report] [Docket]
 
#307) DCA15FA004AB. Oct 05, 2014, Jamaica, New York (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#308) DCA15WA009. Oct 11, 2014, Maiquetia, Vargas , FN , Venezuela (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#309) DCA15RA010. Oct 12, 2014, Punta Cana , FN , Dominican Republic (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#310) ERA15FA017. Oct 16, 2014, Cordele , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An in-flight loss of control for reasons that could not be determined based on the available evidence. [Report] [Docket]
 
#311) WPR15LA014. Oct 16, 2014, Big Bear , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#312) ERA15FA023. Oct 21, 2014, Bahama , NC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots' failure to maintain adequate airspeed during climb, which resulted in the airplane's wing exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and a subsequent aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's decision to conduct a training flight in an airplane equipped with a single throw-over-type control wheel. [Report] [Docket]
 
#313) DCA15WA091. Oct 24, 2014, Panama Pacifico , Panama (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#314) DCA15FR003. Oct 29, 2014, Clermont, New York (Rail) [Docket]
 
#315) DCA15RA018. Oct 29, 2014, Sint Maartin -Juliana , FN , Netherlands Antilles (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#316) CEN15FA034. Oct 30, 2014, Wichita , KS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral control of the airplane after a reduction in left engine power and his application of inappropriate rudder input. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to follow the emergency procedures for an engine failure during takeoff. Also contributing to the accident was the left engine power reduction for reasons that could not be determined because a postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation and thermal damage precluded a complete examination. [Report] [Docket]
 
#317) DCA15SA020. Nov 01, 2014, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Aviation)
 
#318) CEN15FA048. Nov 18, 2014, Chicago , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while attempting to return to the airport after a reported engine problem, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin. [Report] [Docket]
 
#319) WPR15IA046. Nov 23, 2014, Palm Springs , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the gust lock actuator solenoid for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the rudder gust lock system revealed no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#320) ERA15LA062. Nov 28, 2014, Hampton , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s improper decision to descend the airplane at an airspeed greater than the published best glide speed following an erroneous oil pressure indication, which resulted in an off-airport landing. Contributing to the erroneous oil pressure indication was the faulty oil pressure transducer. Contributing to the severity of the accident was the pilot�s late deployment of the ballistic parachute system. [Report] [Docket]
 
#321) CEN15FA060. Nov 30, 2014, Boonville , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack, and an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s improper fuel management. [Report] [Docket]
 
#322) DCA15MA029. Dec 08, 2014, Gaithersburg , MD (Aviation) . Probable Cause: the pilot's conduct of an approach in structural icing conditions without turning on the airplane's wing and horizontal stabilizer deice system, leading to ice accumulation on those surfaces, and without using the appropriate landing performance speeds for the weather conditions and airplane weight, as indicated in the airplane's standard operating procedures, which together resulted in an aerodynamic stall at an altitude at which a recovery was not possible. [Report] [Docket]
 
#323) ERA15LA084AB. Dec 27, 2014, Westminster, Maryland (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#324) ERA15FA085. Dec 29, 2014, Lake Worth , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A main rotor stall due to low rotor rpm, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent into terrain. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor�s delayed remedial action. [Report] [Docket]
 
#325) WPR15FA072. Dec 31, 2014, Benson , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions which resulted in an inflight collision with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s inadequate preflight planning, during which he failed to identify forecasted deteriorating weather conditions along the route of flight. [Report] [Docket]
 
#326) DCA15FR004. Jan 12, 2015, L'Enfant Plaza, Washington, District of Columbia (Rail) [Docket]
 
#327) HWY15MH004. Jan 14, 2015, Penwell, Texas (Highway) [Docket]
 
#328) DCA15SA054. Jan 27, 2015, Tena, Ecuador (Aviation)
 
#329) CEN15FA127. Jan 28, 2015, Kingston , OK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s continuation of a banked turn following the loss of engine power, which resulted in his failure to maintain adequate airspeed and the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and entering an accelerated stall at low altitude. Contributing to the accident was the loss of engine power due to carburetor icing as a result of the airplane's degraded carburetor heat system. [Report] [Docket]
 
#330) HWY15MH006. Feb 24, 2015, Oxnard, California (Highway) [Docket]
 
#331) DCA15FA073. Feb 24, 2015, St. Louis , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: a partial inflation of the 1L escape slide/raft due to undetermined reasons resulting in insufficient capability to support the weight of the crewmember. [Report] [Docket]
 
#332) ERA15LA140. Mar 01, 2015, Marco Island , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of a spring inside the No. 2 brake�s upper brake control valve and the fracture of the coupling subassembly of the No. 1 wheel speed sensor during landing, which resulted in the loss of braking action, and the pilot-in-command�s (PIC) deactivation of the antiskid system even though there were no antiskid failure annunciations, which resulted in the rupture of the Nos. 1, 3, and 4 tires, further loss of braking action, and subsequent landing overrun. Contributing to accident were the PIC�s improper landing flare, which resulted in landing several hundred feet beyond the aiming point marking, and his unsuccessful attempts to deploy the thrust reversers for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident operational testing did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. Contributing to the passenger�s injury was his leaving his seat intentionally while the airplane was in motion. [Report] [Docket]
 
#333) CEN15LA172. Mar 11, 2015, Osage Beach , MO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the No. 4 piston wrist pin plug and the subsequent entry of its metal shavings into the oil system, which clogged the oil passages and caused the engine to seize. Contributing to the accident was the installation of engine parts that were not approved by the engine manufacturer. [Report] [Docket]
 
#334) DCA15IA089. Mar 14, 2015, Chicago , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#335) WPR15WA171. Mar 21, 2015, East Kalimantan , Indonesia (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#336) ERA15FA164. Mar 22, 2015, Orlando , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An inflight loss of control due to the likely detachment of the forward left servo control tube upper rod end attachment bolt. [Report] [Docket]
 
#337) ERA15FA170. Mar 29, 2015, Orange , VA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed after takeoff, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle-of-attack and experiencing an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#338) DCA15FR006. Apr 01, 2015, Richmond, Virginia (Rail) [Docket]
 
#339) DCA15FR007. Apr 03, 2015, Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Rail) [Docket]
 
#340) CEN15FA190. Apr 07, 2015, Bloomington , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the instrument approach in night instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and an aerodynamic stall/spin. Contributing to the accident were pilot fatigue, the pilot's increased workload during the instrument approach resulting from the lack of glideslope guidance due to an inadequately connected/secured glideslope antenna cable, and the airplane being loaded aft of its balance limit. [Report] [Docket]
 
#341) WPR15FA143. Apr 10, 2015, Challis , ID (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's attempt to depart in conditions that resulted in the airplane having insufficient performance capability, which resulted in a collision with a tree. [Report] [Docket]
 
#342) ANC15FA021. Apr 14, 2015, Whittier , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to continue flight into known icing conditions, contrary to the airplane�s limitations, which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to icing. [Report] [Docket]
 
#343) WPR15FA147. Apr 14, 2015, Lebec , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s continued visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in his failure to maintain sufficient clearance from rising terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#344) CEN15FA210. Apr 27, 2015, Austin , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The helicopter rescue specialist was not properly attached to the hoist system, which resulted in a fall during a night hoist operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#345) ERA15FA208. May 08, 2015, Atlanta , GA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A partial loss of engine power due to contamination in the fuel manifold, which resulted in a collision with terrain shortly after takeoff. [Report] [Docket]
 
#346) ENG15SA020. May 11, 2015, Los Angeles, California (Aviation)
 
#347) ERA15FA220. May 21, 2015, Rowdy , KY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The noninstrument-rated pilot�s decision to continue visual flight rules flight in instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a loss of control due to spatial disorientation. � [Report] [Docket]
 
#348) ERA15FA221. May 23, 2015, West Columbia , SC (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An engine flame-out due to fuel starvation as the result of an improperly-installed auxiliary fuel pump fitting, and the pilot's failure to promptly feather the propeller following the engine-flame out, which resulted in decreased glide capability and impact with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's operation of the airplane with no emergency electric propeller feathering system. [Report] [Docket]
 
#349) DCA15FR011. May 25, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Rail) [Docket]
 
#350) ANC15FA032. May 30, 2015, Bethel , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain altitude, which resulted in collision with the terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's impairment from carbon monoxide exposure in flight. The source of the carbon monoxide could not be determined because the wreckage could not be completely recovered. [Report] [Docket]
 
#351) ANC15MA041. Jun 25, 2015, Ketchikan , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: (1) the pilot's decision to continue visual flight into an area of instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in his geographic disorientation and controlled flight into terrain; and (2) Promech's company culture, which tacitly endorsed flying in hazardous weather and failed to manage the risks associated with the competitive pressures affecting Ketchikan-area air tour operators; its lack of a formal safety program; and its inadequate operational control of flight releases. [Report] [Docket]
 
#352) CEN15MA290. Jul 03, 2015, Frisco , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Airbus Helicopters' dual-hydraulic AS350 B3e helicopter's (1) preflight hydraulic check, which depleted hydraulic pressure in the tail rotor hydraulic circuit, and (2) lack of salient alerting to the pilot that hydraulic pressure was not restored before takeoff. Such alerting might have cued the pilot to his failure to reset the yaw servo hydraulic switch to its correct position during the preflight hydraulic check, which resulted in a lack of hydraulic boost to the pedal controls, high pedal forces, and a subsequent loss of control after takeoff. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to perform a hover check after liftoff, which would have alerted him to the pedal control anomaly at an altitude that could have allowed him to safely land the helicopter. Contributing to the severity of the injuries was the helicopter's fuel system, which was not crash resistant and facilitated a fuel-fed postcrash fire. [Report] [Docket]
 
#353) CEN15FA291. Jul 04, 2015, Portland , TX (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s ostentatious low-altitude aerobatic display, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall/spin when he exceeded the airplane�s critical angle of attack. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s impairment due to alcohol and drugs. [Report] [Docket]
 
#354) CEN15LA298. Jul 07, 2015, Houston , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#355) ANC15FA049. Jul 17, 2015, Juneau , AK (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to initiate and continue visual flight into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a loss of situational awareness and controlled flight into terrain. Contributing to the accident were the company's failure to follow its operational control and flight release procedures and its inadequate training and oversight of operational control personnel. Also contributing to the accident was the Federal Aviation Administration's failure to hold the company accountable for correcting known regulatory deficiencies and ensuring that it complied with its operational control procedures. [Report] [Docket]
 
#356) CEN15FA315. Jul 25, 2015, Bristol , WI (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airspeed and airplane control following a loss of engine power during cruise flight. Contributing to the accident was the installation of ignition system coils that were not engine-manufacturer replacement parts, which subsequently failed and resulted in the loss of engine power. [Report] [Docket]
 
#357) CEN15FA331. Aug 01, 2015, Wilmot , AR (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's inability to maintain control of the airplane as a result of incapacitation by drug effects or an acute cardiac event. [Report] [Docket]
 
#358) CEN15LA334. Aug 02, 2015, Chicago , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#359) CEN15IA337. Aug 04, 2015, Denver , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The gate lead/pushback driver's failure to recognize that the provisioning truck was within the safety zone of the gate during his walkaround due to distractions, which resulted in the subsequent collision between the airplane and the truck. Contributing to the collision was the provisioning truck driver's failure to recognize he was parked in the safety zone of an active gate adjacent to his assigned gate, and the guide agent's improper assumption that the safety zone was properly cleared by the gate lead/pushback driver. [Report] [Docket]
 
#360) DCA15RA171. Aug 12, 2015, Lagos , Nigeria (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#361) WPR15MA243AB. Aug 16, 2015, San Diego, California (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#362) WPR15FA247. Aug 19, 2015, Townsend , MT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The non-instrument-rated pilot's decision to conduct a cross-country flight over a mountain range in dark night conditions with limited night flight experience, which resulted in a collision with mountainous terrain. [Report] [Docket]
 
#363) ERA15LA322. Aug 21, 2015, Danbury , CT (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#364) WPR15IA252. Aug 27, 2015, Scottsdale , AZ (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#365) DCA15FR014. Sep 08, 2015, Texarkana, Texas (Rail) [Docket]
 
#366) DCA15FA185. Sep 08, 2015, Las Vegas , NV (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#367) ERA15FA362. Sep 20, 2015, Morrisville , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed and her exceedance of the airplane's critical angle-of-attack, which led to an aerodynamic stall, following a total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the airframe and engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. [Report] [Docket]
 
#368) CEN15FA425. Sep 25, 2015, Wichita , KS (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The separation of the attachment hardware connecting the elevator trim tab pushrod to the elevator trim actuator, which resulted in the elevator trim tab jamming in a position outside the limits of normal travel and a subsequent loss of airplane control. [Report] [Docket]
 
#369) ERA15FA378. Sep 30, 2015, St. Petersburg , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain single-engine minimum controllable airspeed following a loss of right engine power during initial climb. Also causal was the loss of right engine power for reasons that could not be determined because examination of the wreckage revealed no significant mechanical deficiencies. Contributing to the outcome was the failure of maintenance personnel to ensure that required airspeed markings and placards were installed in accordance with an airworthiness directive and the airplane flight manual. [Report] [Docket]
 
#370) DCA15WA204. Sep 30, 2015, Saarbrucken , Germany (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#371) DCA16MM001. Oct 01, 2015, 40 Miles NE of Crooked Islands, Bahamas (Marine) [Docket]
 
#372) DCA16CA001. Oct 01, 2015, Nassau, Bahamas (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#373) WPR16FA002. Oct 05, 2015, Cedar City , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The failure of the pilots to maintain control of the airplane while maneuvering, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover. [Report] [Docket]
 
#374) CEN16FA011. Oct 13, 2015, Eaton , CO (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of airplane control in gusting wind conditions and low-level wind shear, following a loss of engine power due to fuel starvation. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s failure to properly monitor the fuel level inflight because of his unfamiliarity with the fuel system. [Report] [Docket]
 
#375) ERA16FA023. Oct 24, 2015, Worcester , MA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: A total loss of engine power during the initial climb due to a fatigue failure of the engine's crankshaft. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall. [Report] [Docket]
 
#376) DCA16WA012. Oct 26, 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#377) DCA16FA013. Oct 29, 2015, Fort Lauderdale , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#378) WPR16IA025. Nov 07, 2015, Paso Robles , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#379) CEN16MA036. Nov 10, 2015, Akron , OH (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's mismanagement of the approach and multiple deviations from company standard operating procedures, which placed the airplane in an unsafe situation and led to an unstabilized approach, a descent below minimum descent altitude without visual contact with the runway environment, and an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident were Execuflight's casual attitude toward compliance with standards; its inadequate hiring, training, and operational oversight of the flight crew; the company's lack of a formal safety program; and the Federal Aviation Administration's insufficient oversight of the company's training program and flight operations. [Report] [Docket]
 
#380) GAA16LA086. Dec 10, 2015, Wheeling , IL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilots' decision to conduct an approach and landing in gusting wind conditions, and their failure to maintain control of the airplane during the first approach, which resulted in a wing strike. [Report] [Docket]
 
#381) ERA16FA064. Dec 11, 2015, Farmington , PA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#382) WPR16FA040. Dec 15, 2015, Superior , AZ (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#383) DCA16IA036. Dec 19, 2015, Seattle , WA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#384) ENG16SA005. Dec 20, 2015, Aspen, Colorado (Aviation)
 
#385) CEN16LA067. Dec 23, 2015, Telluride , CO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#386) DCA16WA045. Jan 08, 2016, Kiruna , FN , Sweden (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#387) WPR16FA059. Jan 28, 2016, Santa Rosa , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot�s failure to maintain airplane control during an instrument approach in night instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in a collision with terrain. Contributing to the accident was the pilot�s lack of recent experience in night instrument meteorological conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#388) DCA16WA087. Feb 10, 2016, Punta Cana , FN , Dominican Republic (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#389) DCA16LA100. Feb 23, 2016, St Louis , MO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#390) CEN16SA117. Mar 01, 2016, Chicago, Illinois (Aviation)
 
#391) CEN16FA114. Mar 01, 2016, Abilene , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#392) WPR16LA078. Mar 02, 2016, Palm Springs , CA (Aviation) . Probable Cause: Improper assembly of a fuel hose, which restricted the fuel supply to the carburetor and resulted in a loss of engine power during the initial climb after takeoff. [Report] [Docket]
 
#393) DCA16FR005. Mar 14, 2016, Granger, Wyoming (Rail) [Docket]
 
#394) DCA16MR004. Mar 14, 2016, Cimarron, KS (Rail) [Docket]
 
#395) ERA16LA131. Mar 14, 2016, Rome , GA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#396) DCA16WA112. Mar 18, 2016, Karachi , FN , Pakistan (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#397) ERA16LA139. Mar 24, 2016, Cheraw , SC (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#398) DCA16WA110. Mar 25, 2016, Nassau , FN , Bahamas (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#399) ERA16FA140. Mar 26, 2016, Enterprise , AL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#400) DCA16FR007. Apr 03, 2016, Chester, PA (Rail) [Docket]
 
#401) ERA16FA150. Apr 09, 2016, Ocala , FL (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain sufficient airspeed following a loss of engine power, which resulted in the airplane exceeding its critical angle of attack and an aerodynamic stall. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's inadvertent placement of the fuel selector in the "Off" position before takeoff, which resulted in fuel starvation and a total loss of engine power. [Report] [Docket]
 
#402) DCA16WA143AB. Apr 27, 2016, Kitty Hawk Aerodrome, South Africa (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#403) CEN16FA172. May 05, 2016, North Little Rock , AR (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#404) CEN16FA188. May 18, 2016, Sheridan Lake , CO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#405) ERA16WA321. May 19, 2016, Cordoba , FN , Argentina (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#406) WPR16LA114. May 20, 2016, Fruitland , UT (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The pilot's improper judgment in conducting a flight in a gyroplane over mountainous terrain near its demonstrated maximum operating altitude and his subsequent failure to maintain adequate clearance with terrain during cruise flight in turbulent weather conditions. [Report] [Docket]
 
#407) WPR16FA115. May 22, 2016, Santa Monica, California (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#408) DCA16SA165. May 30, 2016, Tampa, Florida (Aviation)
 
#409) WPR16FA130. Jun 23, 2016, Wikieup , AZ (Aviation) . Probable Cause: An encounter with turbulence due to updrafts and/or dust devils that resulted in mast bumping and an in-flight break-up. [Report] [Docket]
 
#410) WPR16FA131. Jun 25, 2016, Coeur d'Alene , ID (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#411) DCA16FR008. Jun 28, 2016, Panhandle, Texas (Rail) [Docket]
 
#412) DCA16FR009. Jul 06, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida (Rail) [Docket]
 
#413) DCA16FA199. Jul 06, 2016, Italy , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#414) DCA16IA200. Jul 07, 2016, Rapid City , SD (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The flight crew's misidentification of the desired landing runway due to excess altitude requiring an extended downwind, and failure to use all available navigation information. [Report] [Docket]
 
#415) CEN16FA261. Jul 08, 2016, Houston , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#416) ERA16LA252. Jul 11, 2016, Bartow , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#417) WPR16FA144. Jul 18, 2016, Logan , UT (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#418) WPR16FA148AB. Jul 23, 2016, Zamora, California (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#419) CEN16LA283. Jul 24, 2016, Oshkosh , WI (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#420) CEN16FA286. Jul 26, 2016, Sugar Land, Texas (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#421) WPR16FA153. Jul 29, 2016, McKinleyville , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#422) WPR16FA157. Aug 02, 2016, Van Nuys , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#423) DCA16IA215. Aug 11, 2016, Wood , SD (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#424) ERA16FA288. Aug 12, 2016, Fredericksburg , VA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#425) CEN16LA326. Aug 19, 2016, Ruthton , MN (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#426) ERA16FA297. Aug 24, 2016, Sebring , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#427) WPR16LA167. Aug 24, 2016, Fullerton , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#428) CEN16LA335. Aug 25, 2016, Cave-In-Rock , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#429) ERA16WA310. Aug 25, 2016, Eleuthera , FN , Bahamas (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#430) DCA16CA220. Aug 30, 2016, Shannon Airport, Ireland (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#431) ANC16LA062. Sep 09, 2016, Kodiak , AK (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#432) CEN16FA373. Sep 18, 2016, Ephraim , WI (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#433) CEN16FA378. Sep 20, 2016, Lee's Summit , MO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#434) ERA16LA323. Sep 22, 2016, San Juan , PR (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#435) DCA16WA242. Sep 30, 2016, Long Key , FN , Bahamas (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#436) CEN17LA009. Oct 01, 2016, Iola , KS (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#437) ANC17MA001. Oct 02, 2016, Togiak, Alaska (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#438) CEN17FA024. Oct 22, 2016, Osage Beach , MO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#439) DCA17IA020. Oct 27, 2016, New York , NY (Aviation) . Probable Cause: The first officer's failure to attain the proper touchdown point and the flight crew's failure to call for a go-around, which resulted in the airplane landing more than halfway down the runway. Contributing to the incident were, the first officer's initiation of the landing flare at a relatively high altitude and his delay in reducing the throttles to idle, the captain's delay in manually deploying the speed brakes after touchdown, the captain's lack of command authority, and a lack of robust training provided by the operator to support the flight crew's decision-making concerning when to call for a go-around. [Report] [Docket]
 
#440) DCA17MA022. Oct 28, 2016, Fort Lauderdale , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#441) ERA17FA066. Dec 05, 2016, Camilla , GA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#442) ANC17FA009. Dec 07, 2016, Fairbanks , AK (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#443) CEN17FA053. Dec 09, 2016, Marengo , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#444) ERA17FA074. Dec 27, 2016, Port Orange , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#445) CEN17FA064. Dec 31, 2016, Vienna , IL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#446) DCA17FR002. Jan 04, 2017, Brooklyn, New York (Rail) [Docket]
 
#447) DCA17FR003. Jan 04, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Rail) [Docket]
 
#448) WPR17FA055. Jan 12, 2017, Lake Hughes , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#449) DCA17FR004. Jan 17, 2017, Edgemont, South Dakota (Rail) [Docket]
 
#450) CEN17FA084. Jan 25, 2017, San Antonio , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#451) ERA17LA100. Feb 06, 2017, Friendly , MD (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#452) CEN17FA111. Feb 27, 2017, Berthoud , CO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#453) WPR17FA066. Feb 27, 2017, Riverside , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#454) DCA17WA061. Jan 28, 2017, Leticia , FN , Colombia (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#455) ERA17FA117. Feb 28, 2017, Methuen , MA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#456) ERA17FA118. Mar 04, 2017, Canton , GA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#457) HWY17MH010. Mar 07, 2017, Biloxi, Mississippi (Highway) [Docket]
 
#458) DCA17MR007. Mar 10, 2017, Graettinger, Iowa (Rail) [Docket]
 
#459) ERA17FA145. Apr 04, 2017, Micanopy , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#460) WPR17FA085. Apr 07, 2017, Harrisburg , OR (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#461) FBI 2017. Apr 11, 2017, Miami, Florida
 
#462) DCA17CA101. Apr 14, 2017, Orlando, Florida (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#463) WPR17LA088. Apr 20, 2017, Kernville , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#464) CEN17FA167. Apr 25, 2017, Huntsville , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#465) DCA17PM012. May 03, 2017, Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana (Marine) [Docket]
 
#466) DCA17FA109. May 05, 2017, Charleston , WV (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#467) CEN17MA183. May 15, 2017, Teterboro , NJ (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#468) WPR17LA104. May 15, 2017, Firebaugh , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#469) DCA17LA122. May 20, 2017, Raleigh-Durham Airport, North Carolina (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#470) CEN17LA192. May 20, 2017, Canon City , CO (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#471) SUR17SA002. May 23, 2017, Newark, New Jersey (Aviation)
 
#472) DCA17WA132. May 25, 2017, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#473) ERA17FA190. May 25, 2017, New Castle , DE (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#474) ERA17FA195. Jun 03, 2017, San Juan , PR (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#475) DCA17FR009. Jun 10, 2017, Queens Village, New York (Rail) [Docket]
 
#476) ERA17LA201. Jun 11, 2017, Gordonville , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#477) DCA17SA144. Jun 20, 2017, Panama City, Panama (Aviation)
 
#478) WPR17FA139. Jul 01, 2017, Chelan , WA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#479) ERA17FA226. Jul 04, 2017, Remsen , NY (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#480) ERA17LA227. Jul 04, 2017, San Juan , PR (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#481) CEN17LA263. Jul 09, 2017, Corydon , IA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#482) CEN17FA281. Jul 23, 2017, Farmerville , LA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#483) ERA17LA263. Aug 02, 2017, Jupiter , FL (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#484) WPR17FA179. Aug 03, 2017, Rio Linda , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#485) ANC17FA049. Aug 23, 2017, Tyonek , AK (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#486) ANC17LA051. Sep 02, 2017, Tujunga , CA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#487) DCA17WA209. Sep 15, 2017, Christ Church, Barbados (Aviation) [Docket]
 
#488) CEN17LA357. Sep 15, 2017, McAlister , OK (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#489) CEN17FA355. Sep 16, 2017, Ancho , NM (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#490) DCA17FR013. Sep 22, 2017, Arlington, TX (Rail) [Docket]
 
#491) ERA18FA006. Oct 07, 2017, Front Royal , VA (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#492) CEN18FA004. Oct 08, 2017, Vernon , TX (Aviation) [Report] [Docket]
 
#493) ENG18IA003. Nov 07, 2017, Seattle, Washington (Aviation) [Docket]