Saturday, June 10, 2017

Piper PA-28-235, N3082T: Accident occurred June 08, 2017 in Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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/N3082T

Location: Harrisonville, MO
Accident Number: CEN17LA217
Date & Time: 06/08/2017, 0900 CDT
Registration: N3082T
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-235
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event: AC/prop/rotor contact w person
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 8, 2017, about 0900 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-235 airplane, N3082T, struck a person while taxiing at a private airstrip near Harrisonville, Missouri. The private pilot was not injured, and a pilot-rated pedestrian was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated from the Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport (KLRY), Harrisonville, Missouri, and the airplane landed on a private airstrip about 4 miles southwest of KLRY.

According to information obtained by the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector and sheriff's deputy, when the pilot taxied the airplane to park, he was taxiing past his friend (the pilot-rated pedestrian) who was using a camera to record the airplane. He felt a thump and could not see his friend, so he turned the airplane around and saw his friend laying on the ground. The friend was transported to the hospital. The airplane had damage to the left wingtip.

An automated weather reporting facility near the accident site reported a clear sky with no restrictions to visibility.

An NTSB Form 6120 was not submitted by the pilot. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s):  None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:

Flight Time:  Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N3082T
Model/Series: PA 28-235 235
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 28-7310002
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:  O-540 SERIES
Registered Owner:  HAYES TRAVIS
Rated Power: 250 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLRY, 915 ft msl
Observation Time: 0855 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 40°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 22° / 12°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 210°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: HARRISONVILLE, MO (LRY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Harrisonville, MO
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Private Airstrip (Priv)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 915 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  38.550278, -94.406111 (est)

06/08/17 09:14 289TH ST, HARRISONVILLE


On June 8, a deputy responded to the 17000 block of East 289th Street near Harrisonville regarding a subject that was struck by a fixed wing single-engine airplane. The subject was transported from the scene by Life Flight Eagle. According to the sheriff’s office, the victim, identified as David R. Toliver, was taking pictures of his friend’s plane when he was hit by the left wing of the plane on a private grass airstrip. The plane was a 1972 Piper. A deputy spoke with the owner of the airplane, Travis Hayes, who said that he was taxiing by the victim after landing on the grass runway. Hayes told a deputy that after passing Toliver he couldn't see where he had went, so he turned the plane around and saw Toliver on the ground. The sheriff’s office said the FAA is investigating the incident.

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA217
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 08, 2017 in Harrisonville, MO
Aircraft: PIPER PA 28-235, registration: N3082T
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 8, 2017, about 0800 central daylight time, a Piper PA-28-235 airplane, N3082T, struck a person while taxiing on a private airstrip near Harrisonville, Missouri. The pilot was not injured and a pilot rated pedestrian was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated without a flight plan. The flight originated from the Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport (KLRY), Harrisonville, Missouri, and the airplane landed on a private airstrip about 4 miles southwest of KLRY.

According to information obtained by the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector, as the pilot taxied the airplane to a parking spot, the airplane's wingtip struck a pilot-rated pedestrian, that was filming the airplane as it taxied.

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