Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: Incident occurred November 08, 2019 at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (KTYR), Smith County, Texas -and- Accident occurred March 13, 2016 at Burlington International Airport (KBTV), Chittenden County, Vermont

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

November 08, 2019: Aircraft veered off Runway 13 during departure.

Date: 08-NOV-19
Time: 18:11:00Z
Regis#: N9925N
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: November 8th, 2019 

A small airplane flipped while taking off at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport on Friday. No injuries were reported.

The runway was closed part of the day to remove the plane, which flipped at about noon, according to a spokesperson for the city. The other runways remained open.

FAA Communications Manager Lynn Lunsford said it was a single-engine aircraft with one person aboard, with the tail number N9925N. Lunsford said the FAA will investigate.

The FAA registry lists the plane as a Cessna 180J Skywagon, with a manufactured year of 1975. It is registered out of Tyler.

Original article can be found here ➤

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine
Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: South Burlington, VT
Accident Number: ERA16CA128
Date & Time: 03/13/2016, 1515 EDT
Registration: N9925N
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during takeoff roll the airplane encountered a gust of wind from the left side. He said that he "dipped" the left wing in an attempt to counter the wind gust but lost control of the airplane, flipped over nose first and impacted the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during takeoff roll, which resulted in a nose over.


Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/08/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/14/2015
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1299 hours (Total, all aircraft), 870 hours (Total, this make and model), 1180 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N9925N
Model/Series: 180 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18052580
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/06/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3190 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 34 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2694 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: CHAMBERLIN PAUL D
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BTV, 334 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1454 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: South Burlington, VT (BTV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Underhill, VT (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1515 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: Burlington (BTV)
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 334 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4112 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.466389, -73.151667 (est)

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: March 13, 2016

A Cessna 180 plane flipped over on a Burlington International Airport runway Sunday after experiencing some difficulties taking off, Director of Aviation Gene Richards said.

Two people were in the small aircraft at the time of the incident. 

Richards said the plane's pilot was transported with non-life threatening injuries to the University of Vermont Medical Center, and the passenger was waiting for a family member to pick him or her up for possible transportation to the hospital.

"They think possibly neck injuries on the pilot, but there's nothing confirmed," Richards said.

Richards said the incident occurred around 3:20 p.m.

It is unclear as of 4:30 p.m. how high the plane was in the air before it came back down and landed, Richards said. 

It appears the plane may have had some issues as it was getting ready to take off, he said.

"Those are the details I'm waiting for," Richards said. 

He added that he had been in touch with the Federal Aviation Administration and was in the process of gathering more information.

Richards said he believes the plane is privately owned.

The South Burlington Fire Department and the Vermont Air National Guard Fire Department responded to the airport, Richards said.

Original article:

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: March 13, 2016

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: March 13, 2016

Cessna 180J Skywagon, N9925N: March 13, 2016

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.-- Director of Aviation Gene Richards says a small, single-engine plane flipped over during take off at Burlington International Airport Sunday afternoon.

Richards says the pilot and one passenger were taken to UVM Medical Center for injury evaluation.

The pilot was taken by ambulance, and the passenger was picked up by family for a trip to the hospital around 4 pm.

According to Richards, the plane was a 1975 Cessna 180.

Original article ➤

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