Friday, July 28, 2017

Cessna A185F, N208SS, Seldom Seen Aviation Northwest Inc: Accident occurred July 26, 2017 at Nampa Municipal Airport (KMAN), Canyon County, Idaho

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Seldom Seen Aviation Northwest Inc

Location: Nampa, ID
Accident Number: GAA17CA442
Date & Time: 07/26/2017, 1042 MDT
Registration: N208SS
Aircraft: CESSNA A185
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll, the left wing started to lift, followed by the tail. He added that he applied full left aileron and full back pressure on the control yoke. Then the airplane nosed over to the right and stopped.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

An automated weather observation station at the airport reported, about the time of the accident, wind from 100° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 11. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 73, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/23/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/15/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 23000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6000 hours (Total, this make and model), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N208SS
Model/Series: A185 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18502452
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/01/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1509.8 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-520D
Rated Power: 300 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: KMAN, 2537 ft msl
Observation Time: 1635 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 278°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 15°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 100°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wilderness, ID
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nampa, ID (MAN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2536 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.580833, -116.521389 (est)

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