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SUV collides with a JetBlue A320 at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The vehicle was reportedly not occupied and rolled into the aircraft while it was preparing to takeoff. No injuries reported.
The key words here are, "not occupied"

how in the world?

searching for the audio if any.
(found it, posted in the audio section)
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Small plane buzzes boaters in Colorado before crashing
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 15, 2022, 06:24:06 AM »

DENVER (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a small plane that buzzed low over boats on a Northern Colorado reservoir before crashing, the board said Wednesday.
The pilot and a passenger aboard the single-engine plane survived the crash Sunday with minor injuries, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The agency said it's supporting an investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and asked the public to share photos and videos of the event.

Photographer Stephanie Stamos was near the banks of Horsetooth Reservoir, just west of Fort Collins, Colorado, on Sunday night preparing to take high school photos for a student when she saw the plane flying “unsteady” over the water.

Stamos, 57, said she instinctively pulled up her camera and started snapping photos believing the pilot was in trouble and preparing for a crash landing. But instead of hitting the water, the plane flew toward a boat on the lake, swinging low over the craft as one of the boat riders through up their arm, the photos show.“The wheels were almost on top of the boat,” said Stamos.
When the plane disappeared behind the mountains, “I told everyone, ‘Wait for the boom’,” she said, then “I saw it fly back up through the mountains going sideways and I thought, ‘Oh this guy is an idiot, this guys just messing around.’”

Stamos said she shared her photos with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and that the NTSB reached out to her Wednesday asking for the same pictures.

Peter Knudson, spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the agency is investigating the Sept. 11 crash but declined to provide any details.

Carolina de la Torre had just finished swimming in a cove at Horsetooth Reservoir when the plane flew over. She said the aircraft got within 15-20 feet of her and her friends.

“We thought they were going to crash down on (the other boat)," she said, "it was the most nuts experience I’ve ever had.”
Aviation News (General) / Plane Diverts for Allergic Reaction but Why No FAA Report
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 15, 2022, 05:46:23 AM »

Very interesting read, picked this up from my LinkedIn feed from Capt Sullenberger.
Learn something new every day.

Pilot/Controller Forum / Record Number of Laser Strikes Prompts GAO Response
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 14, 2022, 11:34:21 AM »
Found this alarmingly scary.

Should commercial airline pilots be concerned about laser strikes?
Although no airplane has yet gone down over a laser strike, the possibility of a laser blinding a pilot and endangering the lives of hundreds remains a top concern for regulators. Pointing a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime.

A Record Number of Laser Strikes

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the total number of laser strikes in 2021 reached 9,723 incidents, up from 6,852 in the year 2020. The number of laser strikes for 2021 was the highest-recorded number to date, despite the fact that there were less total flights in 2021 than 2020.

The FAA continues to educate the public about the potential danger of aiming a laser at an aircraft. A recent article in The NY Times did point out that, although flights have not gone down to a laser strike, several commercial flights have been diverted and pilots have turned flights around due to lasers.

Despite public outreach efforts, however, the technology for handheld and powerful lasers continues to spread to the consumer market, making it easier than ever for individuals to point lasers at overhead flights and go undetected.

GAO Response

The General Accountability Office (GAO) is the primary office in charge of reporting public concerns to Congress. The GAO will investigate and deliver reports to Congress because individual congresspeople cannot possibly have technical knowledge on every issue.

Recently, the GAO has recommended that the FAA, the FBI, and the FDA must once again collaborate to help decrease the amount of laser strikes.

The involvement of the FAA and FBI are obvious. The Food and Drug Administration is included because that agency regulates lasers.

The three agencies previously worked together on the issue of laser strikes, but the cooperative group disbanded in 2015. Prior to disbanding, the 2014 number of laser strikes was 3,894, compared to the 9,723 strikes last year.
Aviation Audio Clips / Cessna 172 Skyhawk, crash landing KCHA Lovell Field
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 14, 2022, 05:59:40 AM »

Real cool pilot under the circumstances. Thankfully, no injuries.

UPDATE: A single-engine plane with two people on board crashed right outside of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, on Tuesday.

The Chattanooga Fire Department said there was no fire and no serious injuries to the two people who were flying.

“Be advised we have an Alert 2 coming in and two souls on board. It is going to be a light sky-hawk. He thinks he has a flat tire. If you could just move everybody to crash,” an emergency dispatcher said.

“He has about 75 minutes of fuel on board. He is doing low flyovers right now,” an emergency dispatcher said.

Just minutes after that dispatch call, a plane licensed to Joel Andrew Dopson who lives in Ooltewah crashed right off of Jubilee Drive, just short of the Chattanooga Airport runway at Lovell Field.

Chattanooga Fire Department officials said the crash was caused by a small fuel leak and it was mitigated and controlled.

Phillip Rayburn, the manager of Farrow's Service Center said he saw it all go down.

“Today, I was out back doing some inventory on some vehicles and a little Cessna plane has been flying around over head for about an hour doing some touch and goes. The last touch and go he did I just so happen to be right by the fence in the back of the shop and he went right above my head, you could hear his engine cutting out, and next thing you know he was on the ground. He saved it, it was coming down sideways and right at the last minute he kind of pulled it out and leveled it out. It landed on the tires, bounced, and then it landed over on its side,” Rayburn

Rayburn said he thought that the plane was going to crash right into his building or in the parking lot.

“The first thing is it going to exploded and if someone is going to get hurt. That is not anything anybody wants to see, but that is what I thought was going to happen. Fortunately, he was blessed and got it straighten back out and it just bounced. No explosions, nobody's hurt, and it was definitely an experience,” Rayburn said.

He expressed that the incident is not something you see every day.

“Still a little shook up about it. Never seen a plane crash before, especially right beside you,” Rayburn said.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a small plane crash on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened on Jubliee Drive, just short of the airport runway at Lovell Field, around 11:30am.

A CFD spokesperson says two people were on the single-engine plane at the time of crash.

The two people on board were not injured and were out of the plane when the fire department arrived at the scene.

Ann Arbor, Michigan — A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport on Sunday but the plane was not damaged and no one was hurt.

The plane landed in a field at the airport, 801 Airport Drive, around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, said Pittsfield Fire Lt. Dave Derksen.

The plane was being used for an instructional flight and lost power right after taking off. The flight instructor landed in a soybean field west of the runway, and the instructor and two passengers were unhurt, Derksen said.

"It took off from the runway, lost power, the instructor took over the controls and landed it in a beanfield with no damage to the aircraft or the people inside," Derksen said.

The cause of the engine failure is unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration investigation investigates all crashes, civilian and commercial.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Delta flight crew spots drone hovering near JFK airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on September 13, 2022, 08:22:22 AM »
(only a matter of time until one hits)

A Delta Air Lines flight from Orlando to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport reported seeing an unmanned drone dangerously close to the airplane during its Friday evening approach to one of the country's busiest airports.

Federal officials said they will investigate the reported sighting that prompted safety concerns and a warning to a following plane from controllers.

The FAA said Delta Flight 407 was about 1,400 feet off the ground when the pilot spotted the "unmanned aircraft system," reported.
"About a mile back, there was a drone flying just on the southwest side," the pilot told air traffic control, ABC reported.

"At what altitude?" the controller asked.

"I'd say 100 feet below us, just off the right wing," the pilot said.

"JetBlue, use caution," the controller said, according to the station. "The one that's ahead of you reported a drone."

FAA rules do not permit unmanned objects above 400 feet due to potential of a collision with commercial aircraft.

"The reason we don't want a drone anywhere close to commercial airliners is because of the possibility of one being ingested into an engine and doing a tremendous among of damage," John Nance, an aviation analyst, told the ABC affiliate.

The flight landed safely without having to take any evasive action. A Delta spokeswoman has not immediately responded to a request for comment.
(VAS has it up on the youtube channel)

VEVAY TWP. — No one was injured after a plane made an emergency landing Thursday at Mason Jewett Airport.

Capital Region International Airport Director of Marketing Katherine Japinga said in an email Friday morning the plane had to make the emergency landing Thursday afternoon due to mechanical issues and engine failure.

It landed safely and slid off the runway into the grass before it could stop, causing what Japinga described as minimal damage to the runway and airfield.

Japinga did not release how many people were on board or a description of the plane.

She said the airfield was temporarily closed to remove the aircraft from the grass. It was removed Thursday night but was still at the airport Friday morning and awaiting repairs.

The runway reopened shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, she said.

The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the potential problem with the aircraft but stopped its response en route to the airport after the plane safely landed

New York (Knewz) — A small plane in California had to enact a crash landing into San Diego Bay after failing to land safely.

The plane, a Learjet 35, crashed near Naval Air Station North Island on Sept. The two passengers were taken to the hospital after a small plan in California landed in the bay. Neither suffered any injuries.

The civilian aircraft came to rest on the San Diego Bay shoreline at the end of the water.
The crash happened at a little after 1 p.m. PT, CBS 8 reported.

According to CBS 8, FlightAware, a flight tracking website, the Learjet 35 took off from Halsey Field on North Island at a little before 12:30 p.m. PT before returning there a little after 1 p.m. PT.

Kevin Dixon, base spokesman for the Naval Air Station North Island, told CBS 8 that a plane in California landed on a thin, sandy beach, and it appeared to have taken on minor damage in the crash.
Listener Forum / ZID Batesville Feed request
« Last post by MIAMIATC on September 09, 2022, 10:32:12 AM »
Would it be possible to add the super high sector above this with frequency 120.875 please

Thank You
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