Monday, March 6, 2017

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, Toadsuck Sport Aviation LLC, N3028G: Accident occurred March 03, 2017 at Cantrell Field Airport (KCXW), Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Little Rock, Arkansas 

Toadsuck Sport Aviation LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17CA116
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 03, 2017 in Conway, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 162, registration: N3028G
Injuries: 1 Serious, 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.

On March 3, 2017, about 1830 central standard time, a Cessna 162, N3028G, became stuck in the mud after landing at Cantrell Field Airport (KCXW), Conway, Arkansas. The pilot exited the airplane in an attempt to dislodge it and was struck by the rotating propeller, sustaining serious injuries. The passenger was not injured. The airplane was not damaged. The airplane was registered to and operated by Toadsuck Sport Aviation, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed and no flight plan had been filed for the local flight that originated from KCXW about 1730.

The pilot said he developed "unnecessary anxiety" and hurried his landing due to approaching traffic. He failed to brake aggressively. As a result, he was unable to turn in time and rolled off the taxiway due to excessive speed. The airplane bogged down in the wet grass from a previous rain. 

The pilot closed the throttle to idle, exited the airplane, and tried to push the airplane with the left strut. "Without thinking," the pilot walked towards the nose wheel to inspect the airplane and walked into the rotating propeller. The pilot of the landing traffic saw the commotion and rendered aid. The passenger called 9-1-1, and paramedics and a helicopter arrived shortly thereafter. The pilot was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The pilot indicated he suffered abdominal and leg injuries.

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