Friday, March 2, 2018

Piper PA-22-150, N6157D: Accident occurred February 18, 2018 at Ashland County Airport (3G4), Ohio

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Ashland, OH
Accident Number: GAA18CA144
Date & Time: 02/18/2018, 1030 EST
Registration: N6157D
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during touch down the airplane bounced. Following the bounce, the airplane settled on all three-landing gear and immediately veered to the left. The pilot attempted to correct with right aileron and right rudder application, then the airplane veered to the right. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and rotated about 180° before it came to rest.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and aileron.

The pilot reported in the Recommendation section of the National Transportation Board Pilot Aircraft Accident Report, that the accident could have been prevented if he had received more training in the accident airplane make and model (30 hours reported).

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
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: 04/08/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/07/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2503 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model), 2270 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/01/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N6157D
Model/Series: PA 22 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-4804
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/14/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3075 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150 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: KMFD, 1312 ft msl
Observation Time: 1452 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 13 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 247°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -3°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 1700 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 180°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Ashland, OH (3G4)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ashland, OH (3G4)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0940 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1206 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3501 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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:  40.903056, -82.255556 (est)

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