Friday, May 04, 2018

Van's RV-9A, N666BK: Accident occurred November 24, 2017 at Canyonlands Field Airport (KCNY), Moab, Grand County, Utah

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Moab, UT
Accident Number: GAA18CA057
Date & Time: 11/24/2017, 1200 MST
Registration: N666BK
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

According to the pilot in the low wing, experimental amateur built airplane, he landed on a backcountry strip.

During the taxi about 15mph, the left wing and the right wing struck separate fence posts. The pilot reported that the fence posts were surrounded by vegetation and not visible. He continued his taxi to parking and shut the engine off.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge and the ribs on both wings.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2016
Occupational Pilot:  
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/15/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 5000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3600 hours (Total, this make and model), 4500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 100 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: KARPAYEV VLADYSLAV V
Registration: N666BK
Model/Series: RV-9 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 91449
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/20/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1700 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3600 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: YO-320-D2G
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 160 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: KCNY, 4560 ft msl
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 320°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 1°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 320°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Telluride, UT (KTEX)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Moab, UT
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1000 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

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:  38.455278, -109.445556 (est)

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