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 Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

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
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
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.

The pilot was conducting a local personal flight. The pilot said he developed “unnecessary anxiety” and hurried his landing due to approaching traffic. He failed to brake aggressively and, as a result, was unable to turn in time to exit the runway. The airplane rolled off the taxiway and became bogged down in the wet grass from a previous rain. Instead of shutting the engine off, 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 toward the nosewheel to inspect the airplane and walked into the rotating propeller.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to shut down the engine before exiting the airplane and his failure to focus his attention on the task at hand, which led to his walking into a rotating propeller.

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