Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Cessna 162 SkyCatcher, N6020Y: Accident occurred April 22, 2018 at York Airport (KTHV), Thomasville, York County, Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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/N6020Y

Location: York, PA
Accident Number: GAA18CA231
Date & Time: 04/22/2018, 1500 EDT
Registration: N6020Y
Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO 162
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, she flared the airplane too early and high. She attempted to correct with power, but the airplane landed hard and bounced multiple times before the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 64, Female
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: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/03/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 177 hours (Total, all aircraft), 47.8 hours (Total, this make and model), 37.2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO
Registration: N6020Y
Model/Series:162 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 16200168
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/19/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1261.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200-D
Registered Owner: HK AIRCRAFT LEASING LLC
Rated Power: 100 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: KTHV, 486 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 326°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / -1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable, Variable
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.36 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LANCASTER, PA (LNS)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: York, PA (THV)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1425 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: YORK (THV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 494 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 35
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5188 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

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: 39.916944, -76.873056

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