Saturday, December 2, 2017

Silvaire 8F, N9902C: Accident occurred September 28, 2017 at Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field (KTXK), Miller County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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/N9902C 

Location: Texarkana, AR
Accident Number: GAA17CA575
Date & Time: 09/28/2017, 1230 CST
Registration: N9902C
Aircraft: SILVAIRE 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis 

According to a statement provided by the Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane stated that, after touchdown, the airplane veered sharply to the right, then the left, and subsequently ground looped. During the ground loop, the right wing, right horizontal stabilizer, and right elevator struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board 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 failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

According to a statement provided by the Federal Aviation Administration Inspector, the pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane stated that after touchdown the airplane veered sharply to the right, then the left, and subsequently ground looped. During the ground loop, the right wing, right horizontal stabilizer, and right elevator struck the ground.

The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Engineer
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/22/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/15/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: SILVAIRE
Registration: N9902C
Model/Series: 8 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1956
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: S-5
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3086 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: C90
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: KTXK, 361 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 294°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 16°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots, 40°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Texarkana, AR (TXK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Texarkana, AR (TXK)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:  CST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: TEXARKANA RGNL-WEBB FIELD (TXK)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 389 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 04
IFR Approach: None  
Runway Length/Width: 6601 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

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:  33.450000, -93.996389 (est)

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