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Broussard MH.1521, N315XC: Accident occurred November 22, 2016 at Parker Field Airport (SC47), Simpsonville, Greenville County, South 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; Columbia, South Carolina

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N315XC




Location: Simpsonville, SC
Accident Number: ERA17LA053
Date & Time: 11/22/2016, 1530 EST
Registration: N315XC
Aircraft: BROUSSARD BROUSSARD MH 1521
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 22, 2016, about 1530 eastern standard time, a Broussard MH 1521 single-engine airplane, N315XC, sustained substantial damage during landing at Parker Field Airport (SC47), Simpsonville, South Carolina. The airline transport pilot/registered owner sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The local flight originated from SC47 about 30 minutes before the accident.

The pilot stated that he performed a preflight inspection of the airplane, which included checking the landing gear's tire pressure. Everything was normal. He then departed and flew in the local area before returning to land. The pilot said the flight was uneventful until the landing roll when the airplane began to veer to the left. He tried using right rudder and brake to straighten-out the landing, but it was ineffective and the airplane went off the runway and nosed over resulting in substantial damage to the firewall, both wings, and the horizontal stabilizer. The propeller was also damaged. After the pilot exited the airplane, he noticed that the left tire was flat. The pilot said he had a mechanic remove and replace the tire's tube because he wanted to flip the airplane over and roll it back to his hanger. He said the tube was lacerated in three places.

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land. He reported a total flight experience of 24,180 hours, of which, 35 hours were in the accident airplane. The pilot's last FAA third-class medical certificate was issued on February 10, 2015.

Weather reported at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Greer, South Carolina, about 8 nautical miles north of the accident site, at 1553, was wind from 240 degrees at 3 knots, visibility 10 miles, and clear skies. 



Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Engineer
Age: 63, 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: No
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/10/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/10/2015
Flight Time:  24180 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 13100 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: BROUSSARD
Registration: N315XC
Model/Series: BROUSSARD MH 1521
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1958
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:
Serial Number: 143
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/02/2016, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5790 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4540.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: P & W
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: R-985-AN-4
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 450 hp
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: GSP, 963 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 EST
Direction from Accident Site: 360°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Simpsonville, SC (SC47)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Simpsonville, SC (SC47)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 EST
Type of Airspace: Class C 

Airport Information

Airport: PARKER FIELD (SC47)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 860 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3200 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude:  34.000000, -82.000000 (est)

NTSB Identification: ERA17LA053
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Simpsonville, SC
Aircraft: BROUSSARD BROUSSARD MH 1521, registration: N315XC
Injuries: 1 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 22, 2016, about 1555 eastern standard time, a Broussard MH 1521 single-engine airplane, N315XC, sustained substantial damage during landing at Parker Field Airport (SC47), Simpsonville, South Carolina. The airline transport pilot/registered owner sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The local flight originated from SC47 about 30 minutes before the accident.

The pilot stated that he performed a routine preflight inspection of the airplane, which included checking the landing gear's tire pressure. Everything was normal. He then departed and flew in the local area for about 30 minutes before he returned to land. The pilot said everything was normal until the landing roll when the airplane began to veer to the left. He tried using the rudder to straighten-out the landing, but it was ineffective and the airplane nosed over.

The pilot held an airline transport pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single and multiengine land. He reported a total flight experience of 24,180 hours, of which, 35 hours were in the accident airplane. The pilot's last Federal Aviation Administration third-class medical certificate was issued on February 10, 2015.

Weather reported at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), Greer, South Carolina, about 8 nautical miles north of the accident site, at 1553, was wind from 240 degrees at 3 knots, visibility 10 miles, and clear skies. 

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