Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Waco YMF, N17XK, Adventure Air Tours LLC: Accident occurred July 04, 2017 at Butler County Regional Airport (KHAO), Hamilton, Ohio

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Adventure Air Tours LLC:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA322
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 04, 2017 in Hamilton, OH
Aircraft: CLASSIC AIRCRAFT CORP WACO YMF, registration: N17XK
Injuries: 3 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 July 4, 2017, about 1900 eastern daylight time, a Waco YMF airplane, N17XK, experienced a gear collapse after landing at the Butler County Regional Airport-Hogan Field, Missouri. The pilot and two passengers were not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged during the landing. The airplane was registered to and operated by Adventure Airtours, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time. 

The pilot reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, that after landing, he applied the left and right brakes to initiate a right turn to the taxiway. The pilot added that the right brake "grabbed and locked", causing the airplane's tail to swing left. The left wing then struck the ground, and the airplane came to a stop.

An inspection of the airplane noted substantial damage to the left wing spar.

No comments: