Sunday, April 22, 2018

Piper PA-22-108, N4734Z: Accident occurred September 28, 2017 at Orangeburg Municipal Airport (KOGB), South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; West Columbia, South Carolina

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Orangeburg, SC
Accident Number: GAA17CA563
Date & Time: 09/28/2017, 1100 EDT
Registration: N4734Z
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the landing touchdown, the right main landing tire failed. Subsequently the airplane veered to the right and a post impact fire ensued.

The airplane was destroyed during the postimpact fire.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/27/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 541 hours (Total, all aircraft), 287 hours (Total, this make and model), 365 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: PIPER
Registration: N4734Z
Model/Series: PA 22 108
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-8282
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3321.25 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-CIB
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 108 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: KOGB, 197 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 41°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 19°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 60°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: RIDGELAND, SC (3J1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Orangeburg, SC (OGB)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1000 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 195 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4508 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 33.456944, -80.863333 (est)

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