Friday, July 7, 2017

American Champion 8KCAB, N157WB, BHH Leasing #4 LLC: Accident occurred July 01, 2017 at Ferguson Airport (82J), Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

BHH Leasing #4 LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA391
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 01, 2017 in Ferguson, FL
Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB, registration: N157WB
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 the landing roll on the grass runway, the airplane began to veer to the right before the tailwheel was down. He added that he applied left rudder; however, the airplane pitched forward and the propeller struck the ground. Subsequently, the airplane came to rest inverted off the right side of the grass runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage and right wing lift strut.

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

The automated weather observation system about 3 nautical miles from the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported the wind from 220° at 10 knots. The pilot landed on runway 18.

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