Friday, April 7, 2017

Cessna 152, U S Aviation Group LLC, N6132Q: Accident occurred February 25, 2017 at Madill Municipal Airport (1F4), Marshall County, Oklahoma

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Fort Worth, Texas

Aviation Accident Factual Report -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Docket And Docket Items - National Transportation Safety Board:

U S Aviation Group LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA160
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Madill, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/15/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N6132Q
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 pilot reported that, during a solo night flight, he “landed long” and was unable to complete a touch-and-go as planned. The airport did not have a parallel taxiway leading to the departure end of the runway, so the pilot taxied onto the ramp area to turn around. During the taxi on the ramp, the lighting was “poor,” and the right wing tip struck a hangar. He reported that he “did not realize” the right wing struck the hangar and continued the flight back to his home airport. 

After landing and securing the airplane, the pilot noticed that the right wing was damaged and told flight school maintenance personnel.  

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that it had sustained substantial damage to its right-wing rear spar.

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

According to the flight school’s flight operations manual, flight operations were not permitted at the accident airport due to the requirement for the runway to be at least 4,000 ft long. The accident airport runway was 3,005 ft long. In addition, the manual prohibited touch-and-go landings at night.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from a hangar while taxiing at night.


Anonymous said...

The FAA photo of wing damage = Oh Dear Lord. That's substantial damage.

Anonymous said...

Student pilot?

Anonymous said...

^ Yes.

Anonymous said...

4,000 ft long runway as a minimum requirement for a 152?!?!