Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Zenair CH-2000, N699ZA: Accident occurred May 07, 2018 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miramar, Florida

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: Naples, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA261
Date & Time: 05/07/2018, 1530 EDT
Registration: N699ZA
Aircraft: ZENAIR LTD CH 2000
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced. She added that she was surprised and attempted to correct by getting back into ground effect, but the airplane bounced a second time. During the third bounce, the propeller struck the runway and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and engine mounts.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 280° at 13 knots. The airplane landed on runway 23.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 18, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 124.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 107.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 24.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 124.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 124.6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 124.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: ZENAIR LTD
Registration: N699ZA
Model/Series: CH 2000 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 20-0064
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/07/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1692 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2552 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-N2C
Registered Owner: Stephen A. Davis
Rated Power: 116 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAPF, 9 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1934 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 243°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 13 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Immokalee, FL (IMM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Naples, FL (APF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6600 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  26.156944, -81.770833 (est)

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