Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cessna 195B Businessliner, N4432C: Accident occurred July 17, 2017 at Sherman Army Airfield (KFLV), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Leavenworth, KS
Accident Number: GAA17CA415
Date & Time: 07/17/2017, 1120 CDT
Registration: N4432C
Aircraft: CESSNA 195
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel airplane reported that he made a normal approach to an asphalt runway.

During the landing roll, the tail started to move to the left and he corrected with left rudder application, but he recalled that, "I may have unintentionally put pressure on the left toe brake." The airplane veered to the left and exited the left side of the runway. The airplane entered a drainage culvert and ground looped to the left. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing tip struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right main landing gear attachment point.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Private
Age: 69, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/28/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/15/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 4000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 38 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N4432C
Model/Series: 195 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 16017
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3554 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: JACOBS
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R755B SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 275 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: KMCI, 1025 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 116°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 22°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots, 200°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Goodland, KS (GLD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Leavenworth, KS (FLV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0800 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 771 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:5318 ft / 102 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.367500, -94.914444 (est)

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