Friday, August 11, 2017

Rockwell International 114, N4986S: Accident occurred August 09, 2017 at Cairo Regional Airport (KCIR), Alexander County, Illinois

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Location: Cairo, IL
Accident Number: GAA17CA483
Date & Time: 08/09/2017, 1200 CDT
Registration: N4986S
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The airplane touched down during landing with the landing gear retracted and skidded to a stop in grass about 140 ft past the end of the runway threshold. The pilot reported during a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge that, "it was a simple gear-up landing, I forgot to put the [landing gear] switch down." He added that he was not wearing noise canceling headphones, and he reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The left wing sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported in the NTSB Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report, "no accident, as specified by NTSB for gear up landing, is admitted." 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to extend the landing gear before landing, which resulted in a gear-up landing and a runway overrun.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing gear selector - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Forgotten action/omission - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Landing gear not configured (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll
Runway excursion 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL
Registration: N4986S
Model/Series: 114 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 14019
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/28/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3140 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2520 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 260 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: KCIR, 322 ft msl
Observation Time: 1655 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 19°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: MARION, IL (MWA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Cairo, IL (CIR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: CAIRO RGNL (CIR)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 322 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3200 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in 

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: 37.064167, -89.219444 (est)

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Springfield, Illinois 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N4986S


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA483
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 09, 2017 in Cairo, IL
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114, registration: N4986S
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 airplane touched down during landing with the landing gear retraced and skidded to a stop in grass about 140 ft. past the end of the runway threshold. The pilot reported during a telephone conversation with the NTSB investigator-in-charge that, "it was a simple gear-up landing, I forgot to put the [landing gear] switch down." He added that he was not wearing noise canceling headphones and did not report any preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The left wing sustained substantial damage. 

The pilot reported in the NTSB Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report, "no accident, as specified by NTSB for gear up landing, is admitted." 

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