Saturday, August 06, 2016

Cessna 195A, N4026A: Accident occurred August 06, 2016 at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3), Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-09

Aviation Accident Final Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary   -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA422
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 2016 in Hillsborough, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 195, registration: N4026A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 flare she could not see forward beyond the engine cowl, and due to the side-by-side seat configuration of the airplane she lost sight of right side of runway. She recalled that the airplane touched down slightly left of the center line and continued to roll further left. She reported that she applied full right rudder and applied the brakes in order prevent a runway excursion to the left, but the airplane nosed over and partially exited the left side of the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing, the vertical and horizontal stabilizer, and the rudder. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with any portion of the airplane during the flight that would have prevented normal flight operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point and loss of directional control and her subsequent excessive brake application, which resulted in a nose-over.

While all eyes are on the Hillsboro Airport this weekend for the Oregon International Air Show, crews with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue were at Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark near Scholls after a small plane flipped onto its top while landing at the air field on Saturday morning.

According to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, two people flew a 1952 Cessna 195 into the private airport at about 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

The plane had flown from the San Francisco Bay area but flipped on its top after landing. No one was injured in the crash and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said that the pilot and occupant in the plane were able to crawl out of the plane.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews arrive on the scene and stood by with fire extinguishers while staff from Twin Oaks flipped the plane back onto its wheels.

Stark's Twin Oaks Airpark is located at 12405 S.W. River Road, in Hillsboro.


Just before 8:30 a.m. this morning, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Midway station responded to a 1952 Cessna 195 that flipped on its top after landing at Twin Oaks Airpark off River Road in Hillsboro.

The two occupants on board that had flown in from the Bay Area were not injured and able to crawl out of the plane.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crew stood by with extinguishers while staff from the Airpark flipped the plane back over onto its wheels.

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