Friday, August 3, 2018

American Champion 7GCBC Citabria, N57477: Accident occurred August 01, 2018 at Big Creek Airport (U60), Shoshone County, Idaho

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Big Creek, ID
Accident Number: WPR18LA216
Date & Time: 08/01/2018, 1215 MDT
Registration: N57477
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 1, 2018, about 1215 mountain daylight time, a Champion 7GCBC, N57477, veered off the runway and collided with a fence during the landing roll at the Big Creek Airport (U60), Big Creek, Idaho. The airline transport pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 91. The personal cross-country flight originated from Flying B Ranch, Salmon, Idaho at 1136 with a planned destination of Big Creek. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed.

The pilot stated that after making a normal landing on runway 19, he applied wheel brakes. The airplane immediately turned to the left, and despite application of brakes and right rudder, the airplane veered off the left side of the runway. The airplane continued over a water sprinkler system, through a wood fence and came to rest in a stand of pine trees. During the accident sequence, the airplane sustained damage to the right strut.

A witness stated that he observed the airplane make a normal landing remaining aligned with the runway centerline. He momentarily diverted his eyes and when he looked back, he noted the airplane was established in a gradual left turn, maneuvering at a slow speed in a 3-point attitude. The airplane then collided into an airport perimeter fence and came to rest about 600 feet past the touchdown point. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CHAMPION
Registration: N57477
Model/Series: 7GCBC NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Hulla Richard W
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
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