Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Just Aircraft JA30 SuperSTOL, N413Z, registered to and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred January 13, 2018 at Kalaeloa Airport /John Rodgers Field (JRF), Kapolei, Hawaii

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

Additional participating entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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


http://registry.faa.gov/N413Z

Location: Kapolei, HI
Accident Number: WPR18LA065
Date & Time: 01/13/2018, 0919 HST
Registration: N413Z
Aircraft: LARRY JEFTS JA30 SUPERSTOL
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On January 13, 2018, at 0919 Hawaii standard time, an experimental JA30 Superstol, N413Z, was substantially damaged during a ground loop at Kalaeloa Airport /John Rodgers Field (JRF), Kapolei, Hawaii. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that earlier that morning, during his first landing at Dillingham Airfield (PHDH), Mokuleia, Hawaii, the right strut "felt stiff" and the airplane behaved as it was trying to ground loop. After landing, the pilot performed a walk around inspection and stated that both landing gears appeared normal. He decided to fly the airplane back to JRF where his hangar was located. About 30 feet into the landing roll, the right strut collapsed and the airplane ground looped. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: LARRY JEFTS
Registration: N413Z
Model/Series: JA30 SUPERSTOL NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: JEFTS LARRY
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:  PHNL, 7 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:  8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Kapolei, HI (JRF)
Destination: Kapolei, HI (JRF) 

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: 21.307222, -158.070278 (est) 

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