Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cessna 180, N180BG: Accident occurred October 03, 2018 at Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN), Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho

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

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N180BG

Location: Hailey, ID
Accident Number: GAA19CA005
Date & Time: 10/03/2018, 1125 MDT
Registration: N180BG
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during takeoff, in a crosswind, as the tailwheel lifted off the ground, the airplane veered left. He applied right rudder and hard right brake, but the airplane continued to weathervane. He then applied full brakes and reduced power to idle, the airplane departed the runway to the left, and skidded sideways on gravel before coming to an abrupt stop.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and horizontal stabilizer.

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 system at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 220° at 8 knots, gusting to 18 knots. The pilot was departing on runway 31.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/15/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/18/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 1553 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1005 hours (Total, this make and model), 1429 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 43 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.25 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N180BG
Model/Series: 180 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 31372
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/01/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6165 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470S
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: KSUN, 5306 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1731 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 183°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 18 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hailey, ID (SUN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nampa, ID (MAN)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1125 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information


Airport: FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (SUN)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5319 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7550 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:  43.506667, -114.299444 (est)

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