The following are supposed to be NTSB reports of aviation accidents that have occurred in Arizona from late December thru late January, 2019. The Arizona Pilots Association would have used this detailed accident information to develop safety programs and briefings to help pilots learn from the mistakes being made by others, and hopefully they would take the action necessary to prevent similar accidents from happening to them.

Because of the government shutdown, the NTSB has not been issuing accident reports, and as a result, this reporting period is not the best because there isn’t a comprehensive or reliable source of information on what has been happening relative to general aviation accidents. The last NTSB report available was for November 28, 2018.

This month’s accident summary is based on information obtained from the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), and reports from airport managers. I strongly suspect there may be additional accidents that we are not yet aware of.

Available information on the accidents occurring in this period are detailed below, and let’s all continue to do whatever we can to be careful, and make sure that both we, and our airplanes, don’t get hurt. Fly Safe.




Accident Date:  January 3, 2019
Title 14 CFR Part 91
Location:   Prescott
Aircraft Type:  Zlin Savage Classic (A Piper Super Cub clone)
Injuries:   1 Uninjured

“While practicing touch-and-go landings, the aircraft experienced a loss of directional control, and subsequent runway excursion upon landing at Ernest A. Love Field Airport (KPRC), Prescott. The tailwheel equipped airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining apparent minor damage, and the sole pilot onboard was not injured.” 



Accident Date:  January 5, 2019
Title 14 CFR Part 91
Location:   Casa Grande
Aircraft Type:  Luscombe 8A
Injuries:  1 minor injury, 1 serious injury

Very little information was available other than the passenger was seriously injured, the pilot sustained minor injuries, and the airplane sustained serious damage, and was leaking fuel. No other details were available.



Accident Date:  January 11, 2019
Title 14 CFR Part 137
Location:   Yuma
Aircraft Type:  Bell 206B JetRanger II
Injuries:  1 injured
COLLISION WITH GROUND (Agricultural Operation)

“The crop-duster helicopter crashed. The pilot survived the crash and was taken to the hospital.”



2019 2 accident report

Accident Date:  January 13, 2019
Title 14 CFR Part 91
Location:   Kingman
Aircraft Type:  Piper PA22-160
Injuries:  1 serious injury, 1 fatality

“The aircraft impacted mountainous timbered terrain in Mohave County south-southeast of Kingman Airport (KIGM), Kingman, Arizona. The airplane sustained substantial damage and one of the two occupants was fatally injured. One occupant onboard the aircraft received serious injuries.”

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