Friday, May 11, 2018

CubCrafters CC19-180 XCub, registered to and operated by 82XCub LLC, N82XC: Accident occurred May 10, 2018 at Falcon Field Airport ( KFFZ), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Mesa, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA272
Date & Time: 05/10/2018, 0830 PDT
Registration: N82XC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Ferry 

According to the pilot, he was seated in the front seat of the tandem seat, tailwheel equipped airplane, and made a three-point landing and applied full aft stick pressure once the tailwheel was on the ground. He could not recall the airspeed, but the airplane abruptly veered to the left. The right main landing gear collapsed and subsequently the right wing struck the ground.

The pilot asserted that the loss of control was the result of a mechanical failure of the right main landing gear wheel race and bearings.

The pilot-rated passenger, who was a flight instructor, reported that the purpose of the flight was to perform a pre-buy inspection for the pilot. He reported that there was a slight crosswind from the left about 3 knots during the three-point landing, and the stall warning horn activated. He described the landing as "perfect", but during the landing roll, the airplane veered hard to the left and ground looped.

The Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety Inspector who examined the airplane after the accident determined that the right main landing gear wheel assembly "folded under the end of the gear leg and then separated."

The airplane manufacture examined the wheel assembly, and reported that, "an extreme sideload on the right tire caused the subsequent cascading failure of the right wheel and brake assembly."

The METAR at the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 180° at 7 knots. The pilot landed to runway 22L.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/02/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/27/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1324 hours (Total, all aircraft), 12 hours (Total, this make and model), 1324 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Engineer
Age:, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N82XC
Model/Series: CC19 180
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: CC19-0018
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/26/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 30 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-360-C1G
Registered Owner: 82XCUB LLC.
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: 82XCUB LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFFZ, 1380 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1547 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 328°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  30 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / -2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dear Valley, AZ (DVT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dear Valley, AZ (DVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0750 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1394 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5101 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.460833, -111.728333 (est)

No comments:

Post a Comment