Thursday, August 24, 2017

Piper J3C-65, N6048H: Accident occurred August 09, 2017 at Grove Field Airport (1W1), Camas, Clark County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA506
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 09, 2017 in Camas, WA
Aircraft: PIPER J3C, registration: N6048H
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 flight instructor, who was giving tailwheel instruction reported that, after several dual landings, he exited the airplane to allow the pilot receiving instruction to conduct a solo flight. The flight instructor further reported that, during the pilot's third solo landing, he observed the pilot make a wheel landing. During the landing, the airplane exited the runway to the left and impacted a hangar.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

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