Saturday, January 27, 2018

Columbia LC41-550FG, N711NN, registered to Boone Valley Implement Inc: Accident occurred July 03, 2017 at Eagle Grove Municipal Airport (KEAG), Wright County, Iowa

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Boone Valley Implement Inc:

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Eagle Grove, IA
Accident Number: GAA17CA578
Date & Time: 07/03/2017, 1100 CDT
Registration: N711NN
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 


The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane encountered wind, exited the runway to the left, and the wing struck a runway light. The right hand wing sustained substantial damage.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located about 7 nautical miles east-northeast, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 060° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 13.

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 in crosswind conditions.


Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Runway/taxi/approach light - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion

Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 56, 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: 06/30/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 196.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53.45 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT MFG
Registration: N711NN
Model/Series: LC41 550FG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 41614
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/09/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-550-C
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: KCAV, 1162 ft msl
Observation Time: 1555 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 76°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 21°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots, 60°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: WEBSTER CITY, IA (EBS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Eagle Grove, IA (EAG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1045 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 1132 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 13
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3500 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  42.712500, -93.920000 (est)

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