Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Vans RV-6A, N822DC: Accident occurred April 17, 2017 at Nash Field Indianola Airport (IA66), Warren County, Iowa (and) Incident occurred July 08, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA238
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 17, 2017 in Indianola, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2017
Aircraft: CHEUNG DAVID S VANS RV6, registration: N822DC
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 he overshot the wet, grass runway during landing and impacted a ditch. However, he added that he should have touched down at a slower speed and that the wet, grass runway affected the braking performance.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain an adequate approach path, which resulted in a long landing and subsequent runway overrun. 

The pilot reported that, he overshot the wet, grass runway during landing and impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N822DC

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA238
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, April 17, 2017 in Indianola, IA
Aircraft: CHEUNG DAVID S VANS RV6, registration: N822DC
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, he overshot the wet, grass runway during landing and impacted a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount.


The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft on taxi, struck a taxiway light. 


Date: 08-JUL-16

Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N822DC
Aircraft Make: VANS
Aircraft Model: RV6
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: SANTA FE
State: New Mexico