Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Scamp, N964TA: Accident occurred April 22, 2018 at Willapa Harbor Airport South Bend (Raymond), Pacific County, Washington

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Location: Raymond, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA223
Date & Time: 04/22/2018, 0900 PDT
Registration: N964TA
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during the approach to land, as he reduced power the decent rate increased and he flared to reduce the descent rate. He added, that the flare was high, and the airplane aerodynamically stalled about 6 ft. above the runway and bounced. When the airplane bounced, the airplane veered to the left and he applied power to go-around. During the go-around, as the airplane approached obstacles off the runway, he "pulled up too much", and the airplane aerodynamically stalled and impacted the ground.

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: Private
Age: 63, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
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: 09/11/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/04/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 138.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 91.9 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.8 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: KEN OLSON
Registration: N964TA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 001
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/10/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Ken Olson
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 1
Registered Owner: On file
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: KHQM, 15 ft msl
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 345°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 5°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  8 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots, 110°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.41 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Raymond, WA (2S9)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Raymond, WA (2S9)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0800 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 13 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3005 ft / 52 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Go Around 

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: 46.697500, -123.823056 (est)

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