Monday, March 12, 2018

North Wing Navajo HKS, N1762C, registered to and operated by an individual: Accident occurred March 11, 2018 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Snohomish County, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Des Moines, Washington

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Preliminary Report

Location: Arlington, WA
Accident Number: WPR18LA109
Date & Time: 03/11/2018, 1545 PDT
Registration: N1762C
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On March 11, 2018, about 1545 Pacific daylight time, a Navajo HKS, N1762C, was substantially damaged while landing at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO), Arlington, Washington. The sport pilot had minor injuries. The experimental weight-shift-control aircraft was registered to and operated by an individual as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, he was returning to his home airport. During the landing, he touched down on the main gear and lowered the nose wheel down during the landing roll. He subsequently applied the brakes and the trike skidded to the right and came to rest on its right side pointing in the opposite direction of landing. He stated that he applied more braking pressure than usual, because he landed further down the runway.

Initial examination of the airplane revealed that the wing, and its supporting structure were substantially damaged. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: LYONS ROBERT
Registration: N1762C
Aircraft Category: Weight-Shift
Amateur Built: Yes
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAWO, 137 ft msl
Observation Time: 2156 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: STANWOOD, WA (13W)
Destination: Arlington, WA (AWO)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  48.160278, -122.165000 (est)

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