Monday, February 12, 2018

Autogyro Cavalon, C-GYRC: Accident occurred February 12, 2018 at Victoria International Airport (CYYJ), North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

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A pilot was taken to hospital after his Autogyro Cavalon crashed at the Victoria International Airport Monday afternoon. The crash resulted in two cancelled flights and delays.

A man was taken to hospital after an Autogyro Cavalon crashed shortly after taking off from Victoria International Airport Monday afternoon. The crash on the airport’s main runway caused some flights cancellation and delays.

The Autogyro Cavalon was 15 feet off the ground when it crashed at about 12:30 p.m., causing pieces of the aircraft to scatter across the runway, said Ken Gallant, the airport’s director of operations and safety.

“The pilot was departing when something happened to cause it to come back down to the ground,” he said.

The airport’s emergency response team, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP and North Saanich Fire responded. The pilot, the sole person on board, was taken to Victoria General Hospital with undetermined injuries.

The crash caused a small fuel spill which was contained with foam.

The pilot is from Greater Victoria and keeps the Autogyro Cavalon in a hangar at the airport, Gallant said.

Windows of the Autogyro Cavalon were shattered and its front wheel collapsed.

The crash closed the airport’s primary runway, which resulted in two cancelled flights and several delays.

The Autogyro Cavalon was moved into a hangar at 2:30 p.m., which allowed the airport to resume normal operations.

The Transportation Safety Board was notified and the airport has passed all relevant information to the board for an investigation, Gallant said.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.timescolonist.com




The lone occupant of a Autogyro Cavalon was taken to hospital after a hard landing this afternoon at Victoria International Airport.

The Director Operations & Safety for the ‎Victoria Airport Authority, Ken Gallant says the incident happened at 12:30 this afternoon and forced the closure of two runways.

Gallant says a pair of commercial flights were cancelled as a result of the crash and several other flights were delayed.

The Autogyro Cavalon was cleared and regular service restored by about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

No word at this point on what caused the hard landing or the condition of  the pilot.

Story and video ➤ https://www.cheknews.ca

Fiji Link, Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, DQ-FJX, Flight FJ-7: Incident occurred February 12, 2018 at Nadi International Airport, Fiji

A Fiji Link ATR 72-600 aircraft on its way to Suva from Nadi was forced to the Nadi International Airport this morning after the right engine developed problems shortly after take-off.

In a statement issued by the airline, Fiji Link said pilots were alerted to an engine fire and activated the fire extinguishing system on board to bring the situation under control.

"Following protocol, they shut down the engine and returned the ATR 72-600 aircraft safely to Nadi without further incident or injury to guests and crew," the airline said.

"An emergency was declared initially but cancelled once the situation was contained."

Fiji Link said all guests were met and assisted by Fiji Link personnel upon return to Nadi.

Authorities are investigating the incident and passengers were booked on subsequent flights to Suva.

Fiji Link apologized for the incident and maintained that safety continued to be a priority for the airline.

Original article can be found here ➤http://www.fijitimes.com

Cessna 180, N2347C, operated by Mallen Air LLC: Accident occurred February 11, 2018 in Nenana, Alaska -and- Incident occurred April 02, 2016 at Chena Marina Airport (AK28), Fairbanks, Alaska

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel- and ski-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved, snow-covered airstrip, the airplane landed hard and short of the airstrip due to wind shear and wind gusts. The airplane slid on its right side and came to rest on the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The pilot reported that the wind condition was light and variable at 5 knots and was not gusting. 

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 an adequate approach path to an unimproved airstrip, which resulted in a hard landing short of the airstrip. 

Findings

Aircraft
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Windshear - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Hard landing (Defining event)
Landing area undershoot
Roll over

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N2347C

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report

Location: Nenana, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA126
Date & Time: 02/11/2018, 1430 AKS
Registration: N2347C
Aircraft: CESSNA 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter - Non-scheduled

The pilot of the tailwheel and ski-equipped airplane reported that, while landing on an unimproved, snow-covered airstrip, the airplane landed hard and short of the airstrip due to windshear and wind gusts. The airplane slid on the right side and came to rest on the right wing and right horizontal stabilizer.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The pilot reported that the wind condition was light and variable at 5 knots and was not gusting. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/04/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/27/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 15000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 250 hours (Total, this make and model), 15000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 50 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N2347C
Model/Series: 180 UNDESIGNATED
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30647
Landing Gear Type: Ski; Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/22/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2950 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5395 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: ALLEN, MICHAEL G. H.
Rated Power: 230 hp
Operator: Mallen Air LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand Air Taxi (135)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PACL, 552 ft msl
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 37 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 95°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Temperature/Dew Point: -12°C / -17°C
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 4200 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots, 90°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: NENANA, AK (ENN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:  Company VFR
Destination: Nenana, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 AST
Type of Airspace: Class G

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:  64.364444, -150.537222 (est)

Previous Incident: 

Aircraft on takeoff, went off the runway.


Date: 02-APR-16

Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N2347C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Activity: On Demand
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 135
City: FAIRBANKS
State: Alaska

Piper PA-28-181 Archer, N914PA and Piper PA-28-181, N425PA: Incident occurred February 11, 2018 at Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale

Aircraft's wing tip struck prop of N914PA.


Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N425PA

Date: 11-FEB-18

Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N425PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

Aircraft experienced a prop strike from wing tip of N425PA.

Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N914PA

Date: 11-FEB-18
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N914PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CHANDLER
State: ARIZONA

N914PA - Previous Incident:

Aircraft on landing, bounced and struck the propeller. Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Arizona

Bird Acquisition LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N914PA

Date: 28-OCT-16

Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N914PA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: PHOENIX
State: Arizona

Beech G35, N4654D, registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred February 08, 2018 at Batesville Regional Airport (KBVX), Independence County, Arkansas

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

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas 

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N4654D

Location: Batesville, AR
Accident Number: CEN18LA099
Date & Time: 02/08/2018, 1415 CST
Registration: N4654D
Aircraft: BEECH G35
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Business 

On February 8, 2018, about 1415 central standard time, a Beech model G35 airplane, N4654D, sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage and tail during a flutter encounter during cruise descent while approaching to land at Batesville Regional Airport (BVX), near Batesville, Arkansas. The pilot was not injured. The aircraft was registered to a private individual and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Beaufort County Airport (ARW), Beaufort, South Carolina, at an unconfirmed time. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH
Registration: N4654D
Model/Series: G35 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No 
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: BEAUFORT, SC (ARW)
Destination: BATESVILLE, AR (BVX) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: Unknown
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: Unknown
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude:

Rutan VariEze, N944X, registered to and operated by the pilot: Accident occurred February 11, 2018 at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), Los Angeles County, California

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Los Angeles, California 

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

Marcarian Technologies Inc:  http://registry.faa.gov/N944X

Location:  Santa Monica, CA
Accident Number: WPR18LA089
Date & Time: 02/11/2018, 1258 PST
Registration: N944X
Aircraft: SHANKS V ROGER VARI EZE
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 11, 2018, at 1258 Pacific standard time, an experimental amateur-built Roger V Shanks (Rutan Aircraft Factory) VariEze, N944X, struck a hangar during its landing rollout at Santa Monica Municipal Airport, Santa Monica, California. The private pilot and pilot rated passenger were not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose structure and canard. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed Brackett Field Airport, La Verne, California, about 1240. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The pilot reported that the landing approach to runway 21 was uneventful, and that he landed about 200 ft beyond the runway numbers. As soon as the nosewheel touched down, the pilot applied brake pressure and the airplane began to swerve to the left. He released the brakes and countered with right rudder, and then applied brake pressure again, but the airplane continued to veer left. He then proceeded to alternately cycle the brakes and right rudder as the ground roll progressed. The airplane had not appreciably slowed down, and, aware that the terrain dropped off beyond the runway end, he decided to apply full braking. The airplane then veered rapidly to the left, crossed over the adjacent taxiway, and struck a hangar.

The airplane was equipped with a free-castering nosewheel, with ground steering accomplished through differential braking once rudder effectiveness diminished at lower speeds. The design did not incorporate conventional toe-brakes, but instead brake pressure was applied directly via the rudder pedals once they had been pushed beyond the pedals' rudder travel limits.

Skid marks on the runway indicated that the airplane departed the runway surface just before taxiway B2, about 500 ft short of the runway end, and 1,300 ft before the end of the runway apron where the terrain dropped away (Photo 1,2). Runway 21 slopes downhill, with a gradient of 1.2%.

Photo 1 - Skid Marks on Runway

Photo 2 - Collision with Hangar 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: SHANKS V ROGER
Registration: N944X
Model/Series: VARI EZE NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
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: KSMO, 174 ft msl
Observation Time: 1302 PST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots, 240°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: LA VERNE, CA (POC)
Destination: Santa Monica, CA (SMO) 

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: 34.012500, -118.453889

Piper PA-28-181, N2226N: Incidents occurred June 11, 2018 and February 09, 2018 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

http://registry.faa.gov/N2226N





A small plane made a safe emergency landing on just two wheels at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firefighters were staged on the runway at around 2:45 p.m. Monday in response to reports of a plane with landing gear issues attempting to touch down.

The Piper PA-28-181 fixed-wing plane landed shortly after with only two of three landing wheels deployed.

"They gave me a call over the radio that one of the wheels was missing," said Ivan, a student pilot whose been flying for four months.

Ivan said he made a few loops around the airport but the wheel never came down, leaving him no option but to try and land the plane with two of three working landing wheels.

“We always train for this but you hope that it’s never going to happen,” Ivan said. “You just remember your training. That’s all. The more you think about it the worse it is. It’s just best to remember your training.”

Aside from a minor spinout at the end of the runway when the plane came to a stop, there were no apparent issues during the landing.

Ivan told NBC 7 he was very appreciative of the people in the control tower guiding him and the firefighters on the ground waiting to help him. He also apologized for any flight delays he may have caused.

Story and raw video:  https://www.nbcsandiego.com

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego

February 09, 2018:  After landing the aircraft drifted off the runway and struck taxiway light and incurred propeller damage.

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 01:00:00Z
Regis#: N2226N
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28 181
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
City: SAN DIEGO
State: CALIFORNIA

Beech 95-B55 (T42A) Baron, N7941K Aeroplanes2 LLC: Incident occurred February 10, 2018 at Orlando Executive Airport (KORL), Orange County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

Aircraft landed with left landing gear retracted, veered off the runway.

Aeroplanes2 LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N7941K

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N7941K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95 B55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO

State: FLORIDA

Aircraft landed with landing gear retracted, veered off the runway.

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N7941K
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 95 B55
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Beech D-50 N261B, Winnie Mae Inc: Incident occurred February 10, 2018 at Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH), Leon County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Unknown

Aircraft landed and landing gear collapsed.

Winnie Mae Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N261B

Date: 10-FEB-18
Time: 02:10:00Z
Regis#: N261B
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: D 50
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: TALLAHASSEE
State: FLORIDA

Beech B-60, N6033C, DCM Aircraft LLC: Incident occurred February 09, 2018 at Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN), Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise

Nose gear collapse on landing.

DCM Aircraft LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6033C

Date: 09-FEB-18
Time: 16:20:00Z
Regis#: N6033C
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: B 60
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONEN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HAILEY
State: IDAHO

Friedman Memorial Airport was closed for about 50 minutes on Friday, Feb. 9, after the front landing gear of a twin-engine propeller plane collapsed after the plane landed. There were no injuries.

According to airport Manager Chris Pomeroy, the nosewheel of a Beechcraft Duke collapsed around 9:20 a.m. after the plane had landed and was “rolling out after a long distance.” Pomeroy wrote in an email that first responders from the Hailey Fire Department were at the scene in less than a minute, but that the pilot—the plane’s lone occupant—was uninjured.

Aircraft incidents typically prompt a response from the Hailey Fire Department, Wood River Fire & Rescue and the Bellevue Fire Department. Hailey Fire Chief Craig Aberbach, who is also Wood River Fire & Rescue’s assistant chief, said he was near the airport when the call was paged out, and he was the first to arrive on scene. When he saw that the pilot wasn’t injured and the plane had no fluid leakage, he said, he alerted other agencies that they did not need to respond.

The airport removed the aircraft with a crane, Pomeroy wrote, and no commercial flights were affected by the approximately 50-minute runway closure. There were “only a few delays to general aviation aircraft,” he wrote.

Though the cause of the landing gear failure is under investigation by the FAA, Pomeroy wrote, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board ruled the event an “incident,” not an accident, “based on the minor nature of the event.”


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Dassault Falcon 20F, N715WS: Incident occurred February 12, 2018 at University-Oxford Airport (KUOX), Lafayette County, Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson

Landed on runway and experienced braking problem, veered off the end of runway.

MCB Aviation LLC:  http://registry.faa.gov/715WS

Date: 12-FEB-18
Time: 22:01:00Z
Regis#: N715WS
Aircraft Make: DASSAULT
Aircraft Model: FAN JET FALCON SER F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: OXFORD
State: MISSISSIPPI

Kitfox IV 1200 , N76478: Accident occurred February 11, 2018 at Carson Airport (KCXP), Carson City, Nevada

Analysis

The pilot receiving instruction in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he taxied to a runway for takeoff and then realized that the wind favored the opposite runway. He taxied to the opposite runway, performed a run-up, and discussed the takeoff and traffic pattern procedures with the flight instructor. After takeoff and completing a circuit in the pattern, while on final approach in gusting wind conditions, the flight instructor took the flight controls to correct the airplane's alignment with the runway. The pilot receiving instruction added that the flight instructor corrected the alignment and landed the airplane. After landing, a wind gust pushed the airplane to the right, and the airplane exited the runway and impacted sagebrush.

The flight instructor reported that, before the flight, he told the pilot receiving instruction that it was "not a flying day" and suggested practicing wind correction during taxi. He added that they decided to taxi down the runway to the first turnoff, but the pilot receiving instruction applied takeoff power and, he did not know why. He added that the airplane became airborne and that he took control during final, landing, and the landing roll but was not able to maintain directional control. He applied full power to go around but "chose to wheel land in the small sagebrush" instead.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

The pilot receiving instruction 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 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 210° at 9 knots, gusting to 26 knots. The airplane landed on runway 27. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 

The flight instructor's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll and lateral control during the go-around in gusting crosswind conditions. Contributing to the accident was the lack of communication between the flight instructor and the pilot receiving instruction. 

Findings

Aircraft
Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)
Lack of communication - Flight crew (Factor)

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

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Other weather encounter
Loss of control on ground
Runway excursion

Approach-VFR go-around
Loss of control in flight (Defining event)

Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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


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

http://registry.faa.gov/N76478

Location: Carson City, NV
Accident Number: GAA18CA123
Date & Time: 02/11/2018, 1240 PST
Registration: N76478
Aircraft: OLIVER LAWRENCE R KITFOX IV 1200
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he taxied to a runway for takeoff, then realized the wind favored the opposite runway. He taxied to the opposite runway, performed a runup, and discussed the takeoff and traffic pattern procedures with the flight instructor. After takeoff, and having completed a circuit in the pattern, while on final approach in gusting wind conditions, the flight instructor took the flight controls to correct the airplane's alignment with the runway. He added that the flight instructor corrected the alignment and landed the airplane. After landing, a wind gust pushed the airplane to the right, and the airplane exited the runway and impacted sagebrush.

The flight instructor reported that, prior to the flight, he told the pilot receiving instruction that it was "not a flying day" and suggested practicing wind correction during taxi. He added that, they decided to taxi down the runway to the first turnoff, but the student pilot applied takeoff power and that he did not know why. He added that the airplane became airborne, and that he took control during final, landing, and, during the landing roll, but was not able to maintain directional control. He applied full power to go around, but "chose to wheel land in the small sagebrush" instead.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 210° at 9 knots, gusting 26 knots. The airplane landed on runway 27. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 200 hours (Total, all aircraft), 143 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/14/2016
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: OLIVER LAWRENCE R
Registration: N76478
Model/Series: KITFOX IV 1200 IV
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1995
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: DCU021
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/17/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1826.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912UL
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 80 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: KCXP, 4699 ft msl
Observation Time: 2035 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 186°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / -10°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots/ 26 knots, 210°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Carson City, NV (CXP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carson City, NV (CXP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1230 PST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CARSON (CXP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4704 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  39.192222, -119.731667 (est)

Kitfox Series 7, N377KJ: Accident occurred February 09, 2018 at Carson Airport (KCXP), Carson City, Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N377KJ

Location: Carson City, NV
Accident Number: GAA18CA125
Date & Time: 02/09/2018, 1000 PST
Registration: N377KJ
Aircraft: BAKER VICTOR R KITFOX
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor in the tailwheel-equipped experimental amateur-built airplane, reported that he was providing aircraft transition training and tailwheel training to the pilot.

The pilot taxied to the runway, and successfully completed three high speed takeoff rolls. He then taxied into position for a normal takeoff and the pilot requested that the flight instructor stay on the controls during the takeoff.

The instructor reported that during takeoff with the pilot-receiving-instruction on the controls, as the airplane started to climb, the airplane drifted to the right, and settled back to the ground. The instructor applied left rudder and attempted to continue the takeoff, but the right main landing gear collided with a drainage culvert. The airplane spun to the right and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage fuselage.

Both pilots reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 77, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Glider
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/16/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/07/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 15320 hours (Total, all aircraft), 100 hours (Total, this make and model), 15150 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 17 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/25/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/30/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 537 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 451 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: BAKER VICTOR R
Registration: N377KJ
Model/Series: KITFOX 7
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: S70308036
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/24/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 283 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer:  ROTAX
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KCXP, 4699 ft msl
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 182°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / -4°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.26 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Carson City, NV (CXP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carson City, NV (CXP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1000 PST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CARSON (CXP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4704 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor

Latitude, Longitude:  39.192222, -119.732500 (est)