Friday, September 7, 2018

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 170B, N2303D; accident occurred September 01, 2018 at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr Airport (KRVS), Tulsa, Oklahoma

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N2303D

Location: Tulsa, OK
Accident Number: GAA18CA527
Date & Time: 09/01/2018, 1445 CDT
Registration: N2303D
Aircraft: Cessna 170
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, a crosswind lifted the left wing, and the airplane drifted right. The right main landing gear encountered the grass on the right side of the runway, and the airplane subsequently nosed over and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing lift strut, right aileron, and the empennage.

The pilot 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 8 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 150° at 10 knots, gusting to 16 knots. The airplane landed on runway 19.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing in gusting crosswind conditions.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Crosswind - Effect on operation
Gusts - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 50, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
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 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/30/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2303D
Model/Series: 170 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 20455
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3922 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 145 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: KRVS, 638 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1953 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 64°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 4900 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 16 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sand Springs, OK (OWP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tulsa, OK (RVS)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1435 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information


Airport: RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR (RVS)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 637 ft
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 19R
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 5102 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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
Latitude, Longitude: 36.038056, -95.986389 (est)

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