Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Daytona Cubs Replica, N3102Z: Accident occurred April 17, 2018 at Executive Airport (KORL), Orange County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Orlando, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA219
Date & Time: 04/17/2018, 1205 EDT
Registration: N3102Z
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, a wind gust picked up the left wing. The right main landing gear collapsed and the right wing impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 12 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 360° at 6 knots. The airplane landed on runway 07. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/13/2015
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/11/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3200 hours (Total, all aircraft), 104 hours (Total, this make and model), 3025 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: STONE JAMES R
Registration: N3102Z
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 11
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/30/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 73.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Superior
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: XP-O-360-A3A2
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 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: KORL, 112 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 73°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 4°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots, 360°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LAKELAND, FL (LAL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Orlando, FL (ORL)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1130 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 112 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6004 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop 

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:  28.544167, -81.336111 (est)

ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A small plane has crashed at the Orlando Executive Airport, confirms an official from the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

The crash occurred just before noon.

The plane involved was an experimental aircraft.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority says that the right main gear collapsed during landing on runway 7. 

One pilot was aboard and there were reportedly no injuries. 

The airport will reopen once the plane is towed off the runway. 

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