Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, N5202B: Accident occurred July 14, 2018 at Skagit Regional Airport (KBVS), Burlington, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Washington

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Burlington, WA
Accident Number: WPR18CA213
Date & Time: 07/14/2018, 0840 PDT
Registration: N5202B
Aircraft: Cessna E162
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that he landed uneventfully and then taxied to the runup area. He called his flight instructor, opened a new flight plan, then taxied to the runway for departure.

During the takeoff roll, about the time of rotation, he felt the airplane shutter. Subsequently he elected to abort the takeoff. During the aborted takeoff, the airplane porpoised and the nose landing gear collapsed.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

According to the student pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 30, Male
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 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/10/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 81 hours (Total, all aircraft), 81 hours (Total, this make and model), 5 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:  Cessna
Registration: N5202B
Model/Series: E162 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 16200012
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1434 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200D
Registered Owner: Rainier Flight Service LLC
Rated Power: 100
Operator: Rainier Flight Service LLC
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: KBVS, 140 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 171°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Renton, WA (RNT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Burlington, WA (BVS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0730 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 145 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 29
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5478 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

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:  48.471667, -122.418056 (est)

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