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N256TA - 1967 BEECH 65-A90 crash in Hawaii killed 11

 

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21.06.2019/ 18:22 LT (22 June 2019, 04:22:00 UTC)
USA/ Mokuleia, HI (Dillingham Airfield - HDH/PHDH )

 

NTSB: On June 21, 2019, at 18:22 Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, a Beech 65-A90, N256TA, collided with terrain after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield (HDH), Mokuleia, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and ten passengers sustained fatal injuries and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was owned by N80896 LLC and was being operated by Oahu Parachute Center (OPC) under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local sky-diving flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

According to the owner of OPC, the accident flight was the fourth of five parachute jump flights scheduled for that day. Two flights took place between 0900 and 0930 and the third departed about 1730 on the first of what OPC called, "sunset" flights. The occupants on the accident flight included the pilot, three tandem parachute instructors and their three customers, and two camera operators; two solo jumpers decided to join the accident flight at the last minute. The passengers were loaded onto the airplane while it was on the taxiway next to the OPC facility on the southeast side of the airport. A parachute instructor at OPC observed the boarding process and watched as the airplane taxied west to the departure end of runway 8. He could hear the engines during the initial ground roll and stated that the sound was normal, consistent with the engines operating at high power. When the airplane came into his view as it headed toward him, it was at an altitude of between 150 and 200 ft above ground level and appeared to be turning. He could see its belly, with the top of the cabin facing the ocean to the north. The airplane then struck the ground in a nose-down attitude, and a fireball erupted. The final second of the accident sequence was captured in the top left frame of a surveillance video camera located at the southeast corner of the airport. Preliminary review of the video data revealed that just before impact the airplane was in an inverted 45° nose-down attitude. Runway 8/26 at Dillingham Airfield is a 9,007-ft-long by 75-ft-wide asphalt runway, with displaced thresholds of 1,993 ft and 1,995 ft, respectively. A parachute landing area was located beyond the departure end of runway 8, and the standard takeoff procedure required a left turn over the adjacent beach to avoid that landing zone. The displaced threshold areas had been designated for sailplane and towplane use, with powered aircraft advised to maintain close base leg turns to assure separation.
The airplane came to rest inverted on a heading of about 011° magnetic, 500 ft north of the runway centerline, and 5,550 ft beyond the runway 8 numbers, where the takeoff roll began. The debris field was confined to a 75-ft-wide area just inside the airport perimeter fence. The cabin, tail section, and inboard wings were largely consumed by fire, and both wings outboard of the engine nacelle sustained leading edge crush damage and thermal exposure. Both engines came to rest in the center of the debris field, and fragments of the vertical and both horizontal stabilizers were located within the surrounding area.
KingAir - N256TAA video that was recorded on the accident day by a passenger in the accident airplane during its last flight before the accident flight was analyzed.

The video included visual, sound and GPS information. The analysis estimated the location of the airplane at a time when ground references were visible in the video. GPS data confirmed that location. Sound spectrum analysis indicated that the airplane engines operated normally during the last flight before the accident flight.

Aircraft N256TA, serial number LJ-256 was originally manufactured by Beechcraft Aircraft Corporation and the FAA issued a standard airworthiness certificate on March 2, 1967. According to the registration issued May 3, 2012, N80896 LLC is the registered owner. The airplane had 15,103.5 total flight hours and 24,569 flight cycles on September 27, 2018 the most recent logbook entry that included flight hour and flight cycle data.

Morgen Jackson, former OPC Pilot, said:
The left engine on N256TA was leaking oil the several times he flew it...The left engine always looked “wet” from all the oil leaks, and it wouldn’t surprise him if the left engine failed on takeoff. The tail of N256TA looked like it had a lot of “bondo” on it, and you could see the repaired area on the tail.
Matt Jaskol, witness, said:
He heard the sound first, then looked that way. He said he heard the props make a sound, and thought they the pilot may have feathered one of the engines.
Jonathan House, witness, said:
He did not witness the takeoff roll, but said that he has observed a lot of airplanes, and that the trajectory of the accident aircraft was unusual enough that it caught his attention. He said that he very quickly realized that the airplane would not be able to clear the trees bordering the airfield. He said there were no unusual noises, there was no smoke from the engines or airframe, the airframe appeared intact when it was in the air, but it continued to bank, went inverted, and impacted the ground.
Isaah Suenaka-Rodrigues, witness, said:
He saw the airplane when it started to roll, and then it turned on its side to the left. When it turned, it turned over on its back, and then nosed down into the ground along the fence. He said the airplane did not catch on fire initially after it crashed, and did catch on fire until about 3 seconds after the impact.
The medical examiner said the cause of death for all 11 victims was “blunt force trauma”.

The victims:

Jerome Renck was the French pilot of the skydiving plane that crashed on Friday. According to his brother Quentin, Renck was a corporate businessman who left his job to pursue his dream of being a pilot.
“Jerome had an MBA from one of the most prestigious business schools in France, and did exchange programs with prestigious universities in the U.S. He worked in finance in London for many years and decided to quit that life to start fresh,” Quentin said.
Jerome traveled the world for a year and a half before pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. “He loved his new life. He loved Hawaii and had made great human connections there.” Said Quentin.

Jordan Tehero
was a former skydiving instructor and U.S. Army veteran from the island of Kauai. According to his Facebook page, Tehero has 3 brothers, Chad, Isaac, and Kapena, who are all currently living in Kauai. He attended Kauai High and Intermediate School and graduated in 2013 before joining the military.
He was an avid surfer, hiker, and videographer, posting GoPro videos from across the islands that showcase him on the “Stairway to Heaven” hike, body surfing, and skydiving on the North Shore of Oahu.

Michael Martin
(32) was a skydiving instructor who lived in Haleiwa on the north shore of Oahu and was originally from Palm Bay, Florida. In addition to being a skydiving instructor, he was an avid surfer and fisherman. According to a tribute by his friend Brian Jones on Facebook, Mike was a “dare devil, a wild man and a great friend since the day I met you” Mike bought a puppy for them during their friendship and inspired Brian to start following his passion of painting. The comments on the post are filled with friends mourning the loss of their friend. “Oh Mike so full of life and adventure..dam you lived a good life and I’m sorry you are gone ...for the families and friends...” said user Jenna Murad
Larry LeMaster
(50) was a professional skydiving instructor and Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps under his belt. He was originally from Russell, Kentucky and was formerly the General Manager at Skydive NRG in West Virginia and a member of Team Fastrax, a professional Skydiving team based out of Columbus, OH. Team Fastrax posted a tribute to Larry on Facebook, “Our hearts are broken! Our brother, our friend, our teammate, Larry Lemaster was killed in yesterday’s tragic aircraft accident in Hawaii” they wrote “In all the years we have known Larry he never said a negative word about anyone. He impacted everyone he met in a positive way through his kindness and love for all.”
His wife, Anna Elkins, posted an emotional tribute to Larry on Friday, “Larry Lemaster would never want one person to waste a single minute of their life mourning his. He was doing what he loved. We spoke about this on many occasions.” she wrote “Today is the worst day of my life. My son has lost his father… He wants you to celebrate his life and your own. Love who you love with great intensity. Do what makes you happy. Be the person you want to be because obviously tomorrow is not guaranteed,”
Larry and Anna had one son together, Gunner McLovin Lemaster.

Joshua Drablos
(27) was a Sailor for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from Forest, VA. He was confirmed aboard the aircraft by the National Transportation Safety Board and confirmed dead by a local medical examiner. He was on the plane as part of a skydiving excursion.
Joshua was a talented track and field athlete and competed in the pole vault at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He placed fifth in the pole vault at both the Navy Invite and the Navy Six-Team and sixth at the Princeton Dual. He attended Jefferson Forest High School where he was the team captain and won the state title for pole vault in 2010. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 2015 with a degree in Systems Engineering.
Joshua is the son of Dave and Gaynor Drablos and has a brother, Jon, who is a member of the track and field team at Liberty.

Bryan Weikel
(27) and
Ashley Weikel
(26) were a recently married couple from Colorado Springs, CO that were in Hawaii to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Bryan worked at Aerus, a company that sells air purifiers, and Ashley graduated from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a degree in Psychology.
Bryan is survived by his family Kathy Weikel-Gerk, and his siblings, Kenneth Reed and Adrienne Keller and their chocolate Labrador, Dom. The Weikel family told CBS 4 Denver that “Bryan as a man who was always trying to make others laugh, while also proving his devout love for his wife. Bryan and Ashley were in love for more than 10 years.”
Bryan’s mother said “They wanted to go so bad,” and that she “begged him to not go skydiving. I begged him not to go.” The last thing they saw from Bryan was a Snapchat video that showed the skydiving plane landing to pick them up. After not hearing from him for a few hours, his brother, Kenneth, Googled “skydiving Hawaii” and “The first thing that popped up was the headline that a plane had crashed. I just knew right then,” he said. “It is hard to stand back up from something like that.”

Daniel Herndon
(35) was one of the skydiving instructors at the Oahu Parachute Center who passed away in the plane crash. His Facebook profile says he was a “Videographer, Coach, AFF Instructor, IAD Instructor, Tandem Instructor, and occasionally Tandem or sport rig packer.” who formerly worked at Skydive Airtight in Oklahoma before moving to Haleiwa, Hawaii. He was originally from Wagoner, OK and studied Mechanical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.
Nikolas Glebov
(28) from St. Paul, Minnesota who was visiting Oahu on Vacation. He currently works on an NOAA research ship in Alaska and went skydiving on his last day of vacation. He was on a one month break and decided to spend his entire vacation in Hawaii. His mother told him not to go skydiving to which he responded, “I am not on a vacation in Hawaii, I am on an exploration of Hawaii.” Hailing originally from Ukraine, He is survived by his mother Lana Mostad, and his sister, Diana Glebova.
Casey Williamson
(29) was a skydiving instructor originally from Oklahoma City. He moved from Moab, Utah to Oahu, Hawaii in December 2017 and started his job at the Oahu Parachute Center. He was a traveler, living in Vail, Colorado, Moab Utah, and Oahu all in the same year. Casey was an only child and ” lived everyday with smile that went on for days.”
James Lisenbee -
Fallon, Nevada.

 

NTSB seeks flight instructor monitoring after deadly crash
AUDREY McAVOY
Fri, January 8, 2021
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal safety investigators said Thursday that the pilot of a skydiving plane that crashed in 2019, killing all 11 people on board, had not received training to become a competent pilot.
The National Transportation Safety Board, in response to these findings, called on the Federal Aviation Administration to better monitor the effectiveness of flight instructors.
The pilot in the Hawaii crash, Jerome Renck. had failed three initial flight tests in his attempt to obtain a pilot certificate, instrument rating and commercial pilot certificate, the NTSB said. The pass rate for other students taught by the same instructor was just 59% over a two-year period ending in April 2020. The average pass rate for students of all flight instructors is 80%, the agency said.
The board called on the FAA to develop a system to automatically alert its inspectors to flight instructors whose students' pass rates fall below 80%
The board quoted from the FAA's Aviation Instructor's Handbook, which says the goal of instructors is “'to teach each learner in such a way that he or she will be come a competent pilot.'” In Renck's case “the flight instructor did not achieve that goal,” the NTSB said.
The FAA said in a statement it is working closely with the NTSB to investigate the crash...

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Число жертв авиакатастрофы на Гавайях 11 человек
 

21.06.2019/ 18:22 местное время (22.06.2019, 04:22:00 UTC)
США/ Мокулея на Гавайях (аэродром Диллингхем - HDH/PHDH )

 
Двухмоторный самолет 1967 BEECH 65-A90 King Air (N256TA) разбился рядом с аэродромом Диллингхем на Гавайях.
Число жертв крушения 11 человек. Погибли 10 пассажиров и пилот. Самолет был предназначен для прыжков с парашютом. Причины инцидента устанавливаются. Среди погибших 28-летний украинец.Николас Глебов.

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Кинг Еър се разби на Хаваите, загинаха 11

     

Катастрофата с Beech A90 King Air (N256TA)21.06.2019/ 18:22 м. вр. (22.06.2019, 04:22:00 UTC)
САЩ/ Хаваи/ о-в Оаху/ град Мокулея

(летище Дилингам - HDH/PHDH )

 
Beechcraft A90 King Air с регистрационни знаци N256TA, собственост на N80896 LLC и използван за парашутни скокове и развлекателни полети от ОРС (Оаху-парашутен център) се разбива малко след излитане от летище Дилингам (PHDH), на гр. Мокулея, о-в Оаху, Хаваите, САЩ.

Самолетът, със сериен номер LJ-256 и с начален сертификат за стандартна летателна годност от 02.03.1967 г., е разрушен и частично изгорял при избухналия пожар в резултат на удара със земята. Няма оцелели от намиращите се в самолета 11 души, сред които пилота, трима инструктори по парашутни скокове, трима клиенти на центъра, двама оператори-фотографи и двама обучаващи се парашутисти, включили се в полета в последния момент преди излитането. Сред клиентите били двойката Брайън и Ашли Уейкел от Колорадо Спрингс, съпруг и съпруга, празнуващи на Хаваите годишнина от сватбата си.
Полетът бил четвърти и последен за деня, по рекламираната от центъра идея за парашутни скокове в тандем (в двойка) при залез Слънце. Излитането се извършва от полоса 8, като по схема самолетът предприема ляв вираж към морето, за да се избегне зоната за приземяване на парашутисти намираща се непосредствено след края на полосата. При виража самолетът, набрал височина едва 50-60 м., се обръща по гръб и забива в земята под ъгъл 45͌ до вътрешната страна на оградата на летището в 18:22 ч. местно време.
От докладите на предварителното разследване научаваме, че левият двигател наскоро е бил поправян заради утечки на гориво, но от анализа на видеото направено по време на полета предхождащ фаталния двигателите на самолета са работили нормално. Парашутист-инструктор от центъра съблюдавал за качването на самолета и наблюдавал впоследствие произшествието споделя, че при разбега и излитането двигателите работили нормално, но при завоя един от тях, като че ли е работил в режим на празен ход, което може и да е субективно впечатление.
От докладите не успяхме да си изясним, как са били разположени пътниците на борда и кой е седял на седалката до пилота. Някой от фотографите?
От разследването научаваме, че в месеца преди катастрофата пилотът изпълнявал задължителния ляв вираж все по-агресивно, вероятно поради натрупания нальот с тази машина и нарастналата му увереност в пилотирането и възможностите на самолета, а и от „адреналина” витаещ около него заради парашутните скокове. Дали е било техническа неизправност, разбалансиране получило се внезапно от агресивния профил на виража или залитане на седящия вдясно от пилота с последвало непреднамерено въздействие на ръчките за управление на двигателите, каквото и да кажем, ще бъде в областта на хипотезите.
Явно и за разследващите от NTSB въпросите са повече от отговорите, та година и половина от събитието финалният отчет все още не е готов.
За близките и нас остават безмерната скръб и уроците от трагедията.

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