Saturday, November 25, 2017

Just Aircraft SuperSTOL, N682SC: Accident occurred October 28, 2014 -and- Incident occurred April 03, 2015 at Murphy Airport (1U3), Owyhee County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

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

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N682SC 

Location: Murphy, ID
Accident Number: WPR15LA029
Date & Time: 10/28/2014, 1430 MST
Registration: N682SC
Aircraft: HENRY STEVEN J JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On October 28, 2014, about 1430 mountain standard time, an experimental-Steven J. Henry, Just Aircraft Superstol, N682SC, experienced a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from the Murphy airport, Murphy, Idaho. The pilot initiated a forced landing on a dirt road where during the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The private pilot, and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail and fuselage. The local personal flight was departing with a planned destination of Nampa, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

In a written statement, the pilot reported that the start-up procedures were normal, and the takeoff was into the wind. About 100 to 200 feet above ground level, the engine lost power. The pilot checked the fuel pumps, lowered the nose and initiated a landing to a dirt road next to the runway. During the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over.

The pilot initially reported to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he believed the loss of power was due to an engine malfunction or fuel contamination. A few days later, after the airplane was returned to his home base, the pilot reported that after examination of the airplane he believed the loss of engine power was a result of the fuel selector set to an empty fuel tank. He further stated he did not believe the loss of engine power had anything to do with an engine malfunction or fuel contamination.

During a follow-up conversation with the pilot, he reported that he had repaired the airplane and returned it to flying status and found no issues with the engine or the fuel system.
  
Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 06/04/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 429 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: HENRY STEVEN J
Registration: N682SC
Model/Series: JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: JA287-02-13
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/31/2014, Conditional
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 429.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 130 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: KBOI, 2868 ft msl
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 25 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 32°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -3°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 150°
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Murphy, ID (1U3)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: NAMPA, ID (MAN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: MURPHY (1U3)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2855 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2500 ft / 45 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:  43.216389, -116.548889

NTSB Identification: WPR15LA029
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Murphy, ID
Aircraft: HENRY STEVEN J JUST ACFT SUPERSTOL, registration: N682SC
Injuries: 2 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 October 28, 2014, about 1430 mountain daylight time (MDT), an experimental-Steven J. Henry, Just Aircraft Superstol, N682SC, experienced a loss of engine power during takeoff from the Murphy Airport, Murphy, Idaho. The pilot initiated a forced landing on a dirt road where during the landing roll, the airplane collided with a fence and nosed over. The owner/pilot was operating the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot and one passenger were not injured; the airplane sustained substantial damage to the tail and fuselage. The local personal flight was departing with a planned destination of Nampa, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The airplane was recovered for further examination.
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April 03, 2015 -  A pilot practicing takeoffs and landings Friday morning at the Murphy airstrip had a hard landing after a gust of wind caused him to lose control.

The kit plane, a 2013 Just Aircraft Superstol, struck the ground between the paved airstrip and Idaho 77 at about 10:42 a.m. 


There was damage to the plane’s wings and propeller, but pilot Steven Henry, 58, was not injured, Owyhee County Sheriff Perry Grant said.


A number of pilots from Nampa fly to the Murphy airstrip to practice takeoffs and landings because of its light use.


It takes 15 to 20 minutes to make the trip in the air and many of the pilots stop to eat, Grant said.


“It’s really windy here today,” Grant said.


MURPHY, Idaho -- No one was hurt when the pilot of a small aircraft was able to guide it to an emergency touchdown on an Owyhee County highway.

The plane landed on Highway 78 near Murphy just after 10 a.m. Friday, April 03, 2015. 

It's not clear whether the plane was having mechanical trouble or whether something else went wrong.

The highway runs parallel to the runway for the Murphy Airport.

Dispatchers called the crash "very minor." Three men were able to lift the aircraft and move it out of the roadway.

Information about where the plane had taken off and where it was going were not immediately available.

Source: http://www.ktvb.com

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