Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Vans RV-6, N77GT: Incident occurred September 11, 2016 in Jerome, Idaho (and Accident occurred June 04, 2013 in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11


Date: 11-SEP-16
Time: 17:40:00Z
Regis#: N77GT
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: Idaho

NTSB Identification: CEN13CA316
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 2013 in Brookfield, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: SHELDRICK JOHN H RV-6, registration: N77GT
Injuries: 1 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 reported that he approached the airport, intending to land on the grass runway. He said that his approach was high and he introduced a slip in order to lose altitude. During the slip, the airplane turned to the left, which he did not notice. He continued the landing and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer and rudder. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane. Postaccident examination revealed that the airplane was landed in a marsh about 400 yards north of the east-west oriented runway.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain runway alignment and his failure to recognize that the airplane had drifted away from the runway prior to landing.

 WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) — A two-seat, experimental aircraft that was intending to land at the Capitol Drive Airport in Brookfield crashed in a marshy area just north of the airfield on Tuesday, June 4th. 

 Waukesha Co. authorities tell FOX6 News the pilot is fine and being evaluated for injuries after the crash. The pilot was apparently aware enough to notify authorities that he and his aircraft crashed moments after the incident.

“The pilot was in contact with the folks at Capitol Airport. After the crash, it was reported to us that he was in a swamp, in an upside-down environment,” said Brookfield Fire Chief Charlie Myers.

It apparently took emergency responders about ten minutes to walk into the field and get the pilot to drier ground so he could be checked out.

“We know it’s marshy, it’s just difficult to walk through it. They had a general location and they followed that location with Flight for Life guiding us, helping us as we got out there,” said Myers.

The pilot was evaluated at the scene — but was not hurt.

BROOKFIELD, Wis. —An experimental aircraft crashed near the Capitol Airport in Brookfield Tuesday.

Waukesha County Sheriff's dispatch officials said a report of an aircraft crashing north of the airport in a marshy area was received around 1:30 p.m.

Authorities said the pilot had made radio contact with the Crites Field tower stating that he was having problems.

The next time the tower heard from the pilot, he said he was upside down in a marsh near the airport.

The pilot exited the plane under their own power after emergency personnel helped lift the aircraft.

WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr said the pilot told authorities the plane was a two-seat, single-engine aircraft known as a Vans RV-6 experimental plane.

Bohr said FAA investigators are on the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Capitol Airport is a non-towered airport, and pilots communicate to each other via a common frequency.  Crites Field in Waukesha monitors the airspace around Capitol Airport.