Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jabiru J250-SP, N584J: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fairfield County Airport (KFDW), Winnsboro, South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, South Carolina

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: Winnsboro, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA356
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1130 EDT
Registration: N584J
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

According to the instructor in the light sport airplane, the pilot in the left seat had not flown for quite some time and was receiving instruction to complete a flight review. The airplane was equipped with a single control stick. During the landing flare, the pilot applied forward stick and the airplane impacted the runway. The nose landing gear and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and came to a stop in the grass safety area.

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

The instructor asserted that he should have refused to instruct in an airplane with only one control stick.

Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/28/2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 6985 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 6700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information


Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/10/1996
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 375 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 320 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC
Registration: N584J
Model/Series: J250 SP
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 347
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: Bill Odum
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: pharaoh llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFDW, 578 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1515 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport:  FAIRFIELD COUNTY (FDW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 577 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5243 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.315833, -81.108611 (est)

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