Monday, November 05, 2018

Aviat A-1C-200 Husky, N93WY: Accident occurred November 03, 2018 at Red Creek Airstrip, Yavapai County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Red Creek, AZ
Accident Number: GAA19CA057
Date & Time: 11/03/2018, 1645 MST
Registration: N93WY
Aircraft: AVIAT A1
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing on a backcountry dirt airstrip in calm wind, the airplane decelerated, but the tail would not come down. He thought it might have been due to slightly hard braking, so he released the brakes, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The Arizona Pilot's Association and The Recreational Aviation Foundation created a pamphlet about the accident airport. It stated multiple hazards, including varying surface conditions, hard and soft areas. It also stated to use "at your own risk" and "injury and loss of aircraft are possible."

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/16/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Registration: N93WY
Model/Series: A1 C-200 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3153
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/25/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 120.35 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-A1D6
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 200 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: KDVT, 1455 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 33 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 212°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 25°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Peoria, AZ (P48)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Red Creek, AZ
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 34.160278, -111.725833 (est)

HORSESHOE LAKE, AZ - Federal authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed near Horseshoe Lake on Saturday afternoon.

According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, a single-engine small aircraft crashed near the lake, about 23 miles northeast of Carefree, due to unknown circumstances around 4:30 p.m.

Two people were reportedly on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said the plane crashed on a dirt strip in Yavapai Hills.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office were involved in search and rescue efforts.

YCSO officials said both people on board were found by MCSO deputies and airlifted to Scottsdale airport.

Neither of the two people on board was injured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Original article can be found here ➤

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