Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cessna 152, registered to and operated by US Aviation Group LLC, N67404: Accident occurred June 14, 2018 at North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI), Denison, Grayson County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Denison, TX
Accident Number: GAA18CA350
Date & Time: 06/14/2018, 0915 CDT
Registration: N67404
Aircraft: CESSNA 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The Chief Flight Instructor reported that, according to the student pilot, during landing, the right crosswind increased. He added that the airplane turned to the left, touched down hard, and bounced. Following the bounce, the student tried to hold attitude, but the airplane descended, bounced a second time and the nose landing gear collapsed. During the third touchdown, the propeller struck the runway and the airplane skidded to a stop on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

The Chief Flight Instructor 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 on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 210° at 10 knots. The airplane landed on runway 17L.

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 20, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/06/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 32.6 hours (Total, all aircraft), 32.6 hours (Total, this make and model), 18.2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N67404
Model/Series: 152 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15285297
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/21/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 16438.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235 SERIES
Rated Power: 110 hp
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: KGYI, 749 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1455 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 188°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Denison, TX (GYI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Denison, TX (GYI)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0918 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D 

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 749 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 9000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  33.720833, -96.672778 (est)

No comments: