Monday, March 26, 2018

Cessna 152, N6509L: Accident occurred March 12, 2018 at Harvey Field Airport (S43), Snohomish, Washington

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Snohomish, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA177
Date & Time: 03/12/2018, 1400 PDT
Registration: N6509L
Aircraft: CESSNA 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that during the landing flare, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the airplane pitched upward. During landing the airplane bounced twice and each time it touched down on the nose landing gear, and subsequently both wings struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and the right-wing spar.

The pilot reported that the wind at the airport about the time of the accident was from 100° at 12kts, gusting to 30kts. The pilot landed on runway 33.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 06/29/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/28/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 175 hours (Total, all aircraft), 160 hours (Total, this make and model), 84 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N6509L
Model/Series: 152 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 15284425
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/24/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 13717.4 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPAE, 606 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 272°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 15 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Snohomish, WA (S43)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Snohomish, WA (S43)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1400 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: HARVEY FIELD (S43)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 22 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 33R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2672 ft / 36 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

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:  47.905000, -122.102778 (est)

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