14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in Brookville, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2012
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2909A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot was taking off on runway 27 when the airplane veered off the right side of the runway. The left main gear collapsed, and the left wing was substantially damaged. The closest recorded weather observation facility, which was 11 miles away, reported wind from 010 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 17 knots. Based on the wind condition, the pilot likely did not maintain control of the airplane due to a gusting crosswind.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the attempted takeoff in gusting crosswind conditions.
The pilot was taking off on runway 27 when the airplane veered off the right side of the runway. The left main gear collapsed and the left wing was substantially damaged. The closest recorded weather observation, 11 miles away, reported wind conditions from 010 degrees at 12 knots, gusting to 17 knots. The pilot reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane at the time of the accident.
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 2909A Make/Model: C180 Description: 180, Skywagon 180 (U-17C) Date: 08/28/2012 Time: 1930 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Minor LOCATION City: BROOKVILLE State: OH Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, BROOKVILLE, OH INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 2 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Pleasure Phase: Take-off Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: CINCINNATI, OH (GL05) Entry date: 08/29/2012
Two people were not injured Tuesday afternoon when the light plane they were in rolled off the runway at Bookville Air Park and ended up with damage to a wing and landing gear.
The pilot, who was with a friend for a joyride, was attempting to take off when a gust of wind kicked up, said Sgt. Jeff Kramer with the Ohio Highway Patrol post in Dayton.
When the pilot tried to slow down to attempt a maneuver, the plane rolled into grass at the end of the runway and a landing gear collapsed. That caused the plane called a “tail dragger” to tilt, which caused damage to the wing and the landing gear, Kramer said.
Rescue units and OSP troopers were dispatched at about 4:20 p.m. to Arlington and Pleasant Plain roads, near the air park in northern Montgomery County and about a mile north of Interstate 70, on a report of a light plane that crashed.
The pilot, who was not identified by name, is experienced with more than 3,000 hours of flight time, Kramer said.
An investigator from the FAA will document the incident, but the pilot is not likely to be found at fault because of his experience, Kramer said.