Thursday, July 7, 2016

Bellanca 7ECA, N87083: Accident occurred July 04, 2016 at Barham Airport (01LA), Oak Ridge, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

http://registry.faa.gov/N87083

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Baton Rouge FSDO-03


NTSB Identification: CEN16LA250 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 04, 2016 in Oak Ridge, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/01/2016
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N87083
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The private pilot reported that, during the attempted takeoff from the turf airstrip, the airplane was not at the expected airspeed three-quarters of the way down the runway, and he decided to abort the takeoff. The airplane became airborne momentarily as the pilot applied brakes and aft control input. Once the airplane settled, he was unable to stop it before it overran the end of the runway, and the airplane then impacted two ditches, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The pilot was departing with a left crosswind and during high density altitude conditions. It is likely that the density altitude coupled with the turf runway increased the distance required to attain the necessary speed for takeoff. Further, the slight balloon of the airplane as the pilot tried to stop it increased the required distance to stop the airplane, and insufficient runway was remaining to stop the airplane.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during the aborted takeoff, which resulted in it becoming airborne momentarily and then over running the runway.
  
On July 4, 2016, about 1400 central daylight time, a Bellanca 7ECA airplane, N87083, was substantially damaged when it hit a ditch during an aborted takeoff and runway excursion at the Barham Airport (01LA), Oak Ridge, Louisiana. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was owned by Flying Tigers Aviation and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The personal flight had departed Vicksburg Municipal Airport (VKS), Vicksburg, Mississippi, about 1330, and was en route to Morehouse Memorial Airport (BQP), Bastrop, Louisiana.

During the cross-country flight, the pilot landed on the turf airstrip at 01LA. The pilot stated that the landing was fine and he repositioned the airplane
to depart to the west (runway 27, 2,000 feet by 60 feet, turf). He wrote that he did not feel that the airplane was at the speed it should be when it was 3/4 of the way down the runway so he decided to abort the takeoff. When he applied the brakes and full aft elevator/control stick input, the airplane ballooned. Once it had settled back down, he was unable to stop the airplane before it overran the end of the runway. 

The airplane hit a ditch just beyond the end of the runway, bounced up, hit a second ditch, and nosed over, coming to rest inverted in the second ditch. The left wing separated from the airplane and the fuselage and empennage were substantially damaged. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane at the time of the accident. 

The recorded aviation weather information for BQP, located 9 miles northwest of 01LA, taken at 1415, reported wind from 200 degrees at 8 knots, temperature 81 degrees Fahrenheit (F), dew point temperature 75 degrees F, and an altimeter setting of 29.98 inches. Calculations of relevant data indicated the density altitude was 1,512 feet.

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA250
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 04, 2016 in Oak Ridge, LA
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7ECA, registration: N87083
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 4, 2016, about 1750 central daylight time, a Bellanca 7ECA airplane, N87083, was substantially damaged when it hit an irrigation canal during an aborted takeoff at the Barham Airport (01LA), Oak Ridge, Louisiana. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

According to the FAA inspector assigned to the accident, there was a loss of engine power or performance during the takeoff roll. The pilot attempted to abort the takeoff but was unable to stop the airplane before it struck an irrigation canal. The airplane nosed over and the left wing separated from the airplane.

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