Friday, March 3, 2017

Cessna 152, N6318M: Accident occurred February 03, 2017 at Tri-County Airport (1J0) Bonifay, Holmes County, Florida

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.govN6318M

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Alabama/NW Florida

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 03, 2017 in Bonifay, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6318M
Injuries: 1 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 solo student pilot reported that, during touchdown, the airplane encountered a crosswind and was “push[ed]” off the runway to the right into a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mount.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The student pilot reported that the wind was about 5 to 10 knots from a westerly direction. The nearest automated weather observation station, located 27 nautical miles from the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported wind from 270° at 3 knots. The student pilot reported that he landed on runway 1. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing in crosswind conditions.

The solo student pilot reported that during the landing touchdown, the airplane encountered a crosswind and was "push[ed]" off the runway to the right into a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and engine mount. 

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


During an interview with a Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector, the student pilot reported that the wind was about 5 to 10 knots from a westerly direction. The nearest automated weather observation station, 27 nautical miles from the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported the wind 270° at 3 knots. The student pilot reported that the landing was on runway 1.

























































AIRCRAFT: 1980 Cessna 152 N6318M, s/n: 15284670. Current tach 2929.9 and current Hobbs 1407.1.

Last annual inspection entry on 04/01/2016 reads TT 11253 and Tach 2024.6. 
                                                              
ENGINE: Lycoming IO-235-L2C, s/n: L-21535-15.  The log entry for the annual inspection on 04/01/2016 reads Tach 825.4, and TSMOH 2024.6. 

Engine overhauled on 06/03/2007, at 6,305.45 engine TT

PROPELLER:  McCauley 1A103/TCM6958

EQUIPMENT:   KMA 20, (2) KX 155s, KR87, and a GTX 320.  The DG has been removed and is NOT included with the salvage.
           
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On landing at Tri County Airport, Bonifay, Florida on 02/04/17, the aircraft departed the runway and came to rest in a ditch with water. 

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   

Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:   
    
Prop blades bent
Engine experienced prop strike
Nose gear broken and folded back
Mount broken
Firewall and belly structure aft damaged
Exhaust pipe crushed
Left wing tip damage and adjacent wing skins buckled
Left gear leg cover torn
Bottom of empennage is dented and scraped

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Tri County Airport, 1983 Tri County Airport Rd, Bonifay, FL 32425.

INQUIRIES/REMARKS:  DG is not included with salvage.  Hour meters in aircraft appear to not match log entries. 

Read more here: http://www.avclaims.com/N6318M.html

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