Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Super Cub Sport, N47KJ: Accident occurred May 06, 2017 at Spanish Fork-Springville Airport (U77), Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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/N47KJ

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA269
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 06, 2017 in Spanish Fork, UT
Aircraft: JOHNSON KENNETH SUPER CUB SPORT, registration: N47KJ
Injuries: 2 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 in a written statement that, "about half way through the [landing] roll out I lost control of the aircraft and ground looped to the right." During the ground loop, the left main landing gear collapsed and the left wing impacted the runway.

The left wing sustained substantial damage.

The pilot failed to submit the National Transportation Safety Board NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report after multiple requests. 


An automated weather observation station, 5 nautical miles from the accident airport, about the time of the accident, recorded wind 120° at 20 knots, gusting 28 knots. The pilot reported that the landing was on runway 30.

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