Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hard Landing: Cub Crafters CCX-2000, N468LM, accident occurred October 18, 2018 at Lumpkin County-Wimpys Airport (9A0), Dahlonega, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Dahlonga, GA
Accident Number: GAA19CA029
Date & Time: 10/18/2018, 1400 EDT
Registration: N468LM
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during landing, the airplane bounced and then veered right. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and he applied full throttle to abort the landing. He recalled that the airplane did not climb above the obstacles, "because I failed to reposition the flaps on go around." The airplane collided with trees and stopped.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 5-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:No 
Instructor Rating(s):None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/09/2017
Occupational Pilot:No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:04/23/2019 
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 7260 hours (Total, all aircraft), 80 hours (Total, this make and model), 7000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 150 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 60 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N468LM
Model/Series: CCX-2000
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built:Yes 
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: CCX-2000-0030
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 80 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Superior
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: CC363i
Registered Owner: CAPITAL HOLDINGS 226 LLC
Rated Power: 186 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None  

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:Day 
Observation Facility, Elevation: KDZJ, 1909 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2015 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 6°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.35 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Dahlonga, GA (9A0)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Dahlonga, GA (9A0)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1252 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lumpkin County-Wimpys (9A0)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1311 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 15
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3090 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around

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: 34.583056, -84.020000 (est)

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