Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cessna 177B, N34413: Accident occurred September 11, 2017 at Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport (KLRY), Cass County, Missouri

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

Location: Harrisonville, MO
Accident Number: GAA17CA532
Date & Time: 09/11/2017, 2003 CDT
Registration: N34413
Aircraft: CESSNA 177
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during takeoff, he heard a "bang," and "it felt as though the airplane hit a brick wall." He added that, during the climb, he examined the engine instruments, which appeared normal. About 800 ft above ground level, he looked out the left pilot window and observed that the fixed left main landing gear was "oddly positioned up next to [the] seat/door." The pilot reported that he contacted air traffic control, declared an emergency, and performed a "gear up" landing at the destination airport.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left stabilizer.

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

After the accident, the following was added to the Airport Facility Directory: "Deer and other wildlife on and in vicinity of airport." It is likely the airplane hit a deer on the runway. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
A collision with a deer on the runway during the takeoff roll.

Findings

Environmental issues
Animal(s)/bird(s) - Ability to respond/compensate (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Wildlife encounter (non-bird) (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/23/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/24/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1318.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 189 hours (Total, this make and model), 954.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 36.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 11.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N34413
Model/Series: 177 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17701791
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/20/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4371.51 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1F6D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLRY, 915 ft msl
Observation Time: 1255 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 82°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 12°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Harrisonville, MO (LRY)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (LXT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2003 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: LAWRENCE SMITH MEMORIAL (LRY)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 915 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

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: 38.610833, -94.343611 (est)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Kansas City, Missouri

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N34413

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA532
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, September 11, 2017 in Harrisonville, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N34413
Injuries: 2 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 pilot reported that, during takeoff, he heard a "bang" and "it felt as though the airplane hit a brick wall [deer]". He added that, during the climb, he examined the engine instruments, which appeared normal. About 800 ft above ground, he looked out the left pilot side window and observed the fixed left main landing gear was "oddly positioned up next to [the] seat/door". The pilot reported that he contacted air traffic control, declared an emergency, and performed a "gear up" landing at the destination airport.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left stabilizer.

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

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