Sunday, January 14, 2018

CubCrafters CC11-160, N5923C: Accident occurred January 11, 2018 at Spanish Fork-Springville Airport (KSPK), Utah County, Utah

Additional participating entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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/N5923C

Analysis 

According to the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings on the turf adjacent to the paved runway. During the landing roll, he applied the brakes too aggressively and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing strut, the rudder and vertical stabilizer.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's incorrect brake application during the landing roll, resulting in a nose over.

Findings

Aircraft
Personnel issues
Incorrect action performance - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Abrupt maneuver (Defining event)
Nose over/nose down

Location: Spanish Fork, UT
Accident Number: GAA18CA099
Date & Time: 01/11/2018, 1310 MST
Registration: N5923C
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abrupt maneuver
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, he was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings on the turf adjacent to the paved runway. During the landing roll, he applied the brakes too aggressively and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing strut, the rudder and vertical stabilizer.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 58
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 
Occupational Pilot:  No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/20/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 181 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14 hours (Total, this make and model), 93 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 51 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CUBCRAFTERS INC
Registration: N5923C
Model/Series: CC11 160
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: CC11-00285
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/11/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 272.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: CC-3340
Registered Owner: ROCKET AVIATION LLC
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: ROCKET AVIATION LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPVU, 4497 ft msl
Observation Time: 1956 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 330°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 6000 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 190°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Spanish Fork, UT (SPK)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Spanish Fork, UT (SPK)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1215 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: SPANISH FORK ARPT SPRINGVILLE- (SPK)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 4529 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
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:  40.145000, -111.667778 (est)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That’s my old Cub. Ouch.