FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA195
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 18, 2016 in Palmer, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/15/2016
Aircraft: GARY A JAMIESON JA30 SUPERSTOL, registration: N826AK
Injuries: 1 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 of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing touchdown the tail immediately lifted and the airplane nosed over on the gravel runway.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.
According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control of the airplane during the landing touchdown, which resulted in a nose over.
Plane belongs to Gary Jamieson of Eagle River. Glad he's okay. Super STOL doesn't look too bad on the outside.
PALMER – A pilot was unharmed after his plane flipped upside down Monday morning at the Palmer Airport.
The pilot, Gary Jamieson of Eagle River, said he was practicing short field take offs and landings when he crashed.
“It just happened so fast,” Jamieson told KTVA reporter Shannon Ballard at the scene.
The plane, a Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, is designed for shorter take offs and landings.
The north-south runway is currently closed as crews work to move the plane.
Original article can be found here: http://www.ktva.com
Contractor will turn plane right side up and tow it. Runway should be back open in 45 minutes to an hour.
Ken Barkley, director of fire and rescue with Mat-Su Emergency Services, said the sole occupant had been able to get out of the aircraft, which flipped shortly before 11 a.m.
“Quite a bit of damage to the plane but very little damage to the pilot,” Barkley said.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Shaun Williams said Monday afternoon that he was notified at about 11 a.m. the plane, a kit-built Just Aircraft JA-30, had crashed at the airport.
“We got notification that there was an aircraft that had flipped at some point during the landing phase in Palmer,” Williams said.
Williams said the NTSB had released the plane for recovery Monday afternoon, with a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration at the scene.
Original article can be found here: https://www.adn.com
Workers prepare to try and turn a plane upright at the Palmer Airport on Monday after the aircraft flipped over on the runway. The pilot, who was the only occupant onboard at the time of the crash, suffered a minor cut to his finger but was otherwise unhurt.
PALMER — A pilot suffered a cut finger but no other injuries after his plane flipped on Monday on a gravel runway at the Palmer Airport.
The incident occurred at around 10:30 Monday morning. The pilot — who was the only person aboard the plane — was able to walk away from the crash.
The plane flipped while the pilot was making a landing, according to an investigator with the FAA.
Original article can be found here: http://www.frontiersman.com