Monday, December 17, 2018

Cessna 120, N2496N: Accident occurred December 15, 2018 at Beaumont Hotel Airport (07S), Butler County, Kansas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

 Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Beaumont, KS
Accident Number: CEN19LA046
Date & Time: 12/15/2018, 0830 CST
Registration: N2496N
Aircraft: Cessna 120
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 15, 2018, about 0830 central standard time, a Cessna 120 airplane, N2496N, nosed over during a landing at the Beaumont Hotel Airport (07S), near Beaumont, Kansas. The private pilot and his passenger were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial wing and empennage damage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from a private airstrip near Emporia, Kansas, about 0800, and was destined for 07S.

According to a statement from the pilot, the airplane began to pull right after touchdown. He applied a "lot" of left rudder to try and keep the airplane going straight. As the airplane continued to pull right, with full left rudder and full aft elevator, the pilot tried tapping the left brake. The empennage came up, so he stopped using the left brake and used just the left rudder. As the airplane was approaching the west edge markers of the runway, the airplane nosed over. The pilot indicated that the right brake was locked during the landing. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N2496N
Model/Series: 120 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: EQA, 1379 ft msl
Observation Time: 0835 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -5°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Emporia, KS
Destination: Beaumont, KS (07S)

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: 37.659167, -96.527778 (est)

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