Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Boeing B75N1 Stearman, N52584: Accident occurred June 25, 2018 at Davidson County Airport (KEXX), Lexington, North Carolina

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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


Location: Lexington, NC
Accident Number: ERA18LA179
Date & Time: 06/25/2018, 1145 EDT
Registration: N52584
Aircraft: STEARMAN B75
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 25, 2018, about 1145 eastern daylight time, a Boeing B75N1 Stearman, N52584, was substantially damaged when it nosed over during landing at Davidson County Airport (EXX), Lexington, North Carolina. The airline transport pilot sustained minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a personal flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

According to the pilot, during the second landing of the flight, shortly after the tailwheel touched down on runway 24, the airplane drifted to the right. He attempted to stop the drift, and as the airplane approached the right edge of the runway, he applied the wheel brakes. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over on the runway. The right wing, rudder, and vertical stabilizer sustained substantial damage.

According to a witness who was at the airport in the ramp area, he heard "a faint sound of screeching tires." As he looked up, he observed the airplane "pitch nose forward" and nose over on the runway.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airman records, the pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with a rating for airplane multi-engine land. He also held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine land, helicopter, and instrument helicopter. His most recent first class medical certificate was issued in March 2018.

According to FAA airworthiness records, the two-seat, single-engine, bi-wing, tailwheel airplane was manufactured in 1941. It was equipped with a Lycoming R-680-13 engine.

The weather conditions reported at 1155 at EXX, included calm wind, visibility 10 statute miles, clear skies, temperature 29°C, and dew point 21°C.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: STEARMAN
Registration: N52584
Model/Series: B75 N1
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: EXX, 732 ft msl
Observation Time: 1155 EDT
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Lexington, NC (EXX)
Destination: Lexington, NC (EXX) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 35.784444, -80.298889 (est)

LEXINGTON, N.C. – A small plane crashed during a bad landing in Lexington Monday.

Authorities were called to the Davidson County Airport shortly before 11:45 a.m. Monday where a Boeing B75N1 Stearman flipped over while landing on runway 24.

Authorities said there were two people inside the plane, but their names have not been released.

Neither person on board was seriously injured.

The airplane is registered to someone in Salisbury.

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