Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cessna 402B, N402MY, registered to Hill Enterprise Inc: Accident occurred February 17, 2018 at Blue Grass Airport (KLEX), Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville

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 Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Mount Sterling, KY
Accident Number: GAA18CA139
Date & Time: 02/17/2018, 1430 EST
Registration: N402MY
Aircraft: CESSNA 402
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that during landing after it had just rained, the airplane touched down on the first third of the wet runway on the centerline. During the landing roll, he let the airplane roll to the end of the runway, so that he did not have to use excessive brake inputs. He added that, as he turned left toward the taxiway, he noticed the brakes were not very effective and the airplane began to pivot to the right. He felt the right main gear and nose wheel slide, the airplane exited the runway, and the nose wheel "bumped and folded". Subsequently, the airplane came to rest nosed down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/05/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2969 hours (Total, all aircraft), 248 hours (Total, this make and model), 2700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N402MY
Model/Series: 402 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1971
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 402B0109
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 6301 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO 520SER
Registered Owner: Kentucky Airmotive
Rated Power: hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Instrument Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIOB, 1021 ft msl
Observation Time: 1935 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 344°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 2°C / 2°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 400 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting:  30.03 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Rain
Departure Point: ORLANDO, FL (ISM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Mount Sterling, KY (IOB)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1100 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1019 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: Visual
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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:  38.058611, -83.980000 (est)

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