Saturday, December 06, 2014

Cub Crafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS, N471LS: Accident occurred December 06, 2014 in Middleton, Wisconsin


NTSB Identification: CEN15CA072
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 06, 2014 in Middleton, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/2015
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160, registration: N471LS
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 the tail wheel equipped airplane nosed over during landing rollout on the grass runway. He informed a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that the runway surface varied with both wet and dry areas, which caused a variable braking action. The pilot noted that the accident might have been prevented with more careful brake application. He stated that there were no failures or malfunctions with the airplane before the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane while braking during landing rollout.

Two people were injured in a plane crash Saturday on the grass landing field at Morey Airport in Middleton, police said.  

Middleton police said a preliminary investigation shows that a Cub Crafters Carbon Cub SS piloted by a 70-year-old Monona man flipped onto its top as it attempted to land on the grass landing field at the airport at 8300 Airport Road just before 3:15 p.m.

It was apparently the pilot's second attempt to land after having had to abort his first attempt for unknown reasons, police said.

The pilot suffered a head injury and was walking when emergency workers arrived. His 66-year-old wife suffered more severe injuries.

Both were taken to a local hospital.

The FAA and NTSB were notified and will investigate the cause of the crash.

Morey Airport was closed for a period of time due to the crash.


 MIDDLETON, Wis. -  A Monona couple was injured after a small aircraft flipped Saturday afternoon at the Middleton Municipal Airport.

Middleton police Sgt. Don Mueller said the department responded to a report of an airplane crash at the airport, 8300 Airport Road, at 3:14 p.m.

Mueller said the 70-year-old pilot, a Monona man, told police he was practicing landings on the airport's grass field. 

The man made a pass to land but the propeller hit the ground, dug in and caused the aircraft to flip. 

The man and a passenger, his 67-year-old wife, were injured.

The man suffered a head injury and the woman suffered a possible neck injury and broken ribs, Mueller said. 

The injuries were serious but non-life-threatening.

The pilot and passenger were taken to the hospital by ambulance, police said.

Mueller said Middleton PD doesn’t issue citations for airplanes but that the department is in contact with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, which are investigating the incident.

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