Friday, August 18, 2017

Van's RV-4, N687BP: Accident occurred August 17, 2017 at Yerington Municipal Airport (O43), Lyon County, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N687BP

Location: Yerington, NV
Accident Number: GAA17CA493
Date & Time: 08/17/2017, 0855 PDT
Registration: N687BP
Aircraft: BOYD BRUCE RV4
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced. On the third bounce, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, the nosewheel impacted a sandbar, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

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

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounded landing and subsequent loss of directional control.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Abnormal runway contact
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/15/2010
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BOYD BRUCE
Registration: N687BP
Model/Series: RV4 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 1303
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:  O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 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: KMEV, 4726 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Yerington, NV (O43)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: YERINGTON MUNI (O43)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4381 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width: 5814 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go 

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:  39.003611, -119.157778 (est) Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N687BP

Location: Yerington, NV
Accident Number: GAA17CA493
Date & Time: 08/17/2017, 0855 PDT
Registration: N687BP
Aircraft: BOYD BRUCE RV4
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced. On the third bounce, the airplane veered off the runway to the left, the nosewheel impacted a sandbar, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

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

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 75, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/15/2010
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BOYD BRUCE
Registration: N687BP
Model/Series: RV4 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 1303
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series:  O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 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: KMEV, 4726 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 28 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 8°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Yerington, NV (O43)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: YERINGTON MUNI (O43)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4381 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 01
IFR Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width: 5814 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go 

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:  39.003611, -119.157778 (est)

YERINGTON, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —  One person has been extricated and taken to a local hospital after an aircraft rolled over at the Yerington Airport, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.

The Yerington Police Department said in a statement released Thursday evening that officers responded just before 9 a.m. to the airport on a report of an aircraft accident.

Arriving officers found a single-engine airplane overturned on the west side of the runway, according to the statement, with the pilot trapped inside the cockpit.

Firefighters were able to extricate the pilot, who was the only person in the plane. The pilot, identified as a resident of Wellington, Nevada, was taken to South Lyon Medical Center for treatment. That person was released later in the day.

According to police, the plane was a 1986 RV-4. It veered sharply to the left after landing, leaving the runway. The landing gear came into contact with soft soil, causing it to roll over.

The National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://mynews4.com

YERINGTON, Nev. (KOLO) - The pilot was treated and released from the hospital after his single engine plane flipped while landing at the Yerington Municipal Airport.

It happened around 9 a.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the pilot lost control after touching down. When the landing gear hit the soft soil on the side of the runway, the aircraft flipped.

Rescue crews had to lift the aircraft off the pilot, but his injuries were not serious.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.kolotv.com

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