Monday, March 12, 2018

Learjet 31A, N500MP: Accident occurred March 10, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (KMOP), Isabella County, Michigan

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N500MP

Location: Mount Pleasant, MI
Accident Number: GAA18CA155
Date & Time: 03/10/2018, 1845 EST
Registration: N500MP
Aircraft: LEARJET INC 31
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Wildlife encounter (non-bird)
Injuries: 9 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

The pilot reported that during the landing roll, the airplane collided with two deer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge of the left wing.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Airport/Facility Directory for the accident airport, deer may be located on, and in vicinity of the airport.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 57, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/01/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 9100 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3000 hours (Total, this make and model), 6500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 120 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 47 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Co-Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/05/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 12000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 300 hours (Total, this make and model), 75 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: LEARJET INC
Registration: N500MP
Model/Series: 31 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 198
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 10
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Continuous Airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 15500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Turbo Jet
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TFE731
Registered Owner: N500MP LLC
Rated Power: 3500 hp
Operator: N500MP LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMOP, 755 ft msl
Observation Time: 0135 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 26°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C / -7°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5500 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: ULYSSES, KS (ULS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Mt. Pleasant, MI (MOP)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 1800 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MOUNT PLEASANT MUNI (MOP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 754 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 7 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 9 None
Latitude, Longitude:  43.621667, -84.737222 (est)

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