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Cessna 180H Skywagon, N180SA: Accident occurred September 21, 2017 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico and Accident occurred June 06, 2015 at Rolla National Airport (KVIH), Vichy, Maries County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Albuquerque, NM
Accident Number: GAA17CA547
Date & Time: 09/21/2017, 1300 MDT
Registration: N180SA
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
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 the takeoff roll in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, with the tailwheel raised, a gust of wind from the right lifted the right wing. The pilot over corrected with right aileron control, and the right wing and horizontal stabilizer contacted the runway surface. The airplane subsequently veered off the runway to the left and came to a stop.

A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the right wing and empennage.

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

The automated weather observation system located on the airport reported, about 13 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 220° at 10 knots, gusting to 20 knots. About 13 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 200° at 8 knots, gusting to 19 knots. The pilot landed on runway 22. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 01/04/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/24/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 648 hours (Total, all aircraft), 201 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N180SA
Model/Series: 180 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1968
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18051903
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/26/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  5676.9 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 180H
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAEG, 5837 ft msl
Observation Time: 1847 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 97°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 2°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots/ 20 knots, 220°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM (AEG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (RCE)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1300 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5837 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7398 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

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:  35.145556, -106.800556 (est)

June 06, 2015

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA15CA112
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 06, 2015 in Vichey, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/27/2015
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N180SA
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll, the airplane began to drift left. The pilot locked the left brake and the airplane exited the left side of the runway. The right wing struck the ground, causing the airplane to spin, and come to rest on its nose. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer, right elevator, right wing and right aileron. The pilot reported there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane prior to or during flight that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with terrain.

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