Monday, August 8, 2016

CubCrafters CC11-160, Hailey Medical Staffing LLC, N76CC: Accident occurred August 07, 2016 at Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN), Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho

HAILEY MEDICAL STAFFING LLC:   http://registry.faa.govN76CC

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Boise FSDO-11


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA420
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 2016 in Hailey, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/12/2016
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11, registration: N76CC
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 flight instructor of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he was instructing the airplane's owner, who was also a private pilot, during a proficiency flight in gusty crosswind conditions. The flight instructor further reported that during the landing roll, the airplane began to weathervane left into the wind, and he took the flight controls from the private pilot. Subsequently, he reported that he "stopped a ground loop to the left, only to ground loop to the right." During the ground loop, the left wing impacted the runway and was substantially damaged. 

The flight instructor did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The automated weather observing system at the airport about 30 minutes before the accident recorded the wind at 210 degrees true at 8 knots, gusting to 13 knots. The flight instructor reported that the landing was on runway 31.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The flight instructor's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a ground loop.

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A small single-engine airplane sustained damage to its left wing and landing gear Sunday during a landing at Friedman Memorial Airport.

Airport Operations Training Officer Greg Beaver, who is also fire chief for the city of Bellevue, said that around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the pilot of a Super Cub was having trouble stabilizing during a landing and bent the left wing of the plane, also damaging its left main landing gear.

Beaver said emergency and fire personnel from the airport and city of Hailey responded on the tarmac, but there was no fuel leakage, fire or injury to the pilot reported.

He said the runway was closed for nearly an hour as crews handled the incident but there were no delays to commercial service.

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