Thursday, May 10, 2018

Aircam, registered to Jetson's Aviation LLC, N334JS: Accident occurred May 09, 2018 at Lake Anna Airport (7W4), Bumpass, Louisa County, Virginia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Richmond, Virginia

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/N334JS

Location: Bumpass, VA
Accident Number: GAA18CA270
Date & Time: 05/09/2018, 1630 EDT
Registration: N334JS
Aircraft: JETSON'S AVIATION LLC AIRCAM
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the amphibious float-equipped airplane reported that, during landing touchdown on a paved runway, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the airplane became airborne. The pilot added full power to go around, but the left wing aerodynamically stalled and the left float struck the runway, resulting in a cartwheel.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The automated weather observation station, located 11 miles west of the accident airport, reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 040° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 8. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Multi-engine Sea; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
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: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/19/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 2175 hours (Total, all aircraft), 310 hours (Total, this make and model), 2076 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JETSON'S AVIATION LLC
Registration: N334JS
Model/Series: AIRCAM NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: AC232
Landing Gear Type: Amphibian
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/12/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 34.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: JETSON'S AVIATION 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: KLKU, 493 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2035 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 284°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 40°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: LOUISA, VA (LKU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bumpass, VA (7W4)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1610 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: LAKE ANNA (7W4)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 351 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 08
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2558 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:  Full Stop; Straight-in

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:  37.965278, -77.748889 (est)

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