Sunday, July 30, 2017

Van's RV-10, N616JJ: Accident occurred July 30, 2017 at Lawrenceburg–Lawrence County Airport (2M2), Tennessee

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA467
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, TN
Aircraft: JAMES D RIGGS RV-10, registration: N616JJ
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.

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 the landing flare, the airplane encountered windshear and landed hard. He added that during the bounce, he applied power to go around, but the airplane yawed to the left "severely". The pilot added right rudder and reduced power to abort the takeoff in an attempt to land back on the runway. The airplane "about 6 ft. [above ground level]" continued left and the left wing impacted a ditch. Subsequently, the propeller struck the ground, the airplane rotated 180°, and the airplane came to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

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

There were no nearby National Weather Service reporting stations. An online commercial weather service provider reported that a nearby station, about the time of the accident, reported wind from 315° @ 1.6 mph, gusting 3.4 mph. The pilot reported sky clear, visibility 10+, temperature 74?, altimeter 29.90, and he observed the wind direction from 270° at a light and variable speed, gusting to 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 35.

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small plane crash-landed at the Lawrenceburg airport in Lawrence County on Sunday.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Van's RV-10 plane went into a ditch after landing at 4:50 p.m.

City officials say two people were inside at the time. They suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and National Safety Transportation Board were notified. The agencies are expected to respond to the scene to help investigate the cause of the crash.

Authorities say there was a small fuel spill emergency personnel were still cleaning up around 7:45 p.m.

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. - A small plane crashed at the Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport.

The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities had not released many details regarding the crash. They confirmed two people in the plane had minor injuries.

One of the victims went to the hospital on their own, and a second victim was taken by ambulance.

The investigation into the crash remained ongoing.

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