Saturday, March 03, 2018

Bellanca 7KCAB Citabria, N1701H: Accident occurred September 02, 2017 at Winnemucca Municipal Airport (KWMC), Humboldt County, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board:

Amelia Reid Aviation LLC:

Location: Winnemucca, NV
Accident Number: GAA17CA515
Date & Time: 09/02/2017, 1400 PDT
Registration: N1701H
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 landing, the airplane touched down and bounced. He aborted the landing, but the airplane did not climb although the engine was operating at full power. The airplane veered to the right and became momentarily airborne as it exited the runway. The airplane struck the ground hard and nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and the empennage.

The METAR at the accident airport during the time of the accident reported that the wind was calm, and skies were clear. The temperature was 99°F and the altimeter setting was 30.12. The field elevation was 4,130ft. The density altitude was 7,753ft.

Three days prior to the accident, the pilot had requested that a maintenance shop examine the airplane engine's performance. The pilot had expressed concern for a rough running engine when operating about 1,000 RPM. The maintenance shop performed a visual inspection, a run-up check, and a magneto drop check. The airplane was returned to the pilot with the assertion that there were no anomalies or malfunctions found.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 41, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/03/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/26/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 322 hours (Total, all aircraft), 14.3 hours (Total, this make and model), 19.25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 19.25 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BELLANCA
Registration: N1701H
Model/Series: 7KCAB NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 454-74
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 5557 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6225 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  Installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: AEIO-320-E1B
Registered Owner:  Amelia Reid Aviation LLC
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: Amelia Reid Aviation LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Does Business As: Aerodynamic Aviation
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KWMC, 4314 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 343°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 37°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Winnemucca, NV (WMC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Winnemucca, NV (WMC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4307 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 14
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

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:  40.896667, -117.805833 (est)

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