Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Zenith STOL CH 750, DBN 750 STOL LLC, N80XY: Accident occurred June 07, 2016 at Santee Cooper Regional Airport (KMNI), Manning, Clarendon County, South Carolina


FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA West Columbia FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA291
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 07, 2016 in Manning, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: BILLY AMERSON STOL CH 750, registration: N80XY
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 reported that during landing, as he initiated the flare the airplane began to drift to the left and the left wing dropped. The pilot further reported that he applied full throttle and attempted a "go-around" but was unsuccessful, the left wing impacted the airport perimeter fence and trees, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport, revealed that, about 10 minutes before the accident the wind was 290 degrees true at 8 knots. A further review revealed that, about 10 minutes after the accident the wind was 240 degrees true at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 02.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in an impact with a fence and trees.

AIRCRAFT: 2014 Zenith STOL CH 750, N80XY, serial number 75-8400 

ENGINE: M&M, S/N:  Continental O-200, serial number 64771-6-A

PROPELLER:   M&M, S/N: Whirlwind GA-200CN, blade s/n’s GAO200-72-1116, and GAO200-72-1117

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):
ENGINE:   As of March 6, 2015, Tach Time = 59.77, TT = 2799.68, TSMO = 638.88

PROPELLER:    N/A; installed on March 17, 2016.      

AIRFRAME:       As of April 15, 2016, TTAF = 96.9, TACH Time = 96.9               

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft impacted small trees and runway fence during attempted go around landing.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Extensive damage to airframe, prop strike, engine stoppage.  

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   FBO Precision Air, Inc., Manning, SC         

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