Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Luscombe 8A, N2094B: Accident occurred June 12, 2018 at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (KDVT), Maricopa County, Arizona

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Phoenix

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/N2094B


Location: Phoenix, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA338
Date & Time: 06/12/2018, 1100 MST
Registration: N2094B
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing, the airplane ballooned, he added power, and "lost control on the second touchdown". The airplane landed, exited the runway to the left, and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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 station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 190° at 3 knots. The airplane landed on runway 25R.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 81, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/21/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/27/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3228 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1 hours (Total, this make and model), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LUSCOMBE
Registration: N2094B
Model/Series: 8 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1949
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 6521
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1260 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4010 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: A65
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 65 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: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 234°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.84 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 36°C / -5°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: CHANDLER, AZ (CHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time: 1000 MST
Type of Airspace: Class D  

Airport Information

Airport: PHOENIX DEER VALLEY (DVT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1478 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4500 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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: 33.689722, -112.079167 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 170B, N170W, accident occurred June 11, 2018 at Benson Municipal Airport (E95), Cochise County, Arizona

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

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf



http://registry.faa.gov/N170W 

Location: Benson, AZ
Accident Number: GAA18CA339
Date & Time: 06/10/2018, 0945 MST
Registration: N170W
Aircraft: CESSNA 170
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during the landing roll, the tailwheel-equipped airplane veered left and began to bounce. He applied right rudder correction, which quickly turned the airplane right toward the centerline, and he then applied left rudder to realign with the runway heading. He increased the engine power setting to full to perform a go-around, but the airplane, during its third bounce, ground looped to the left. The right wing impacted the ground, and the airplane came to rest on its right side with the wing at a 90° angle.

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 automated weather observation system located on the airport reported that, about 15 minutes before the accident, the wind was light and variable at 2 knots, gusting to 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 28. 

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 directional control during landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 40, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/05/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/01/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 137 hours (Total, all aircraft), 7 hours (Total, this make and model), 90 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N170W
Model/Series: 170 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 25596
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/04/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2856.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 145 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: KALK, 4768 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 24 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:2056 UTC 
Direction from Accident Site: 189°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 14 knots / 20 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 260°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 35°C / -22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Benson, AZ (E95)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Benson, AZ (E95)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: BENSON MUNI (E95)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3830 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 28
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4002 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go 

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: 31.999444, -110.358056 (est)

Beech 95-B55 (T42A), N5700K: Incident occurred June 12, 2018 at Brooksville–Tampa Bay Regional Airport (KBKV), Hernando County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa

Aircraft landed and nose gear collapsed, towed to ramp.

JRS Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N5700K

Date: 12-JUN-18
Time: 17:21:00Z
Regis#: N5700K
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: BROOKSVILLE
State: FLORIDA

Beech D95A Travel Air, N7924M: Incident occurred June 12, 2018 at Key West International Airport (KEYW), Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft landed and gear collapsed forcing aircraft off the runway into the grass.

Andrew and Timothy Foundation Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N7924M

Date: 12-JUN-18
Time: 11:16:00Z
Regis#: N7924M
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: D95A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KEY WEST
State: FLORIDA

Cessna P210N, N7546K: Incident occurred June 12, 2018 at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (KLWS), Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise

Aircraft landed, gear collapsed and veered off the runway.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7546K

Date: 12-JUN-18
Time: 15:40:00Z
Regis#: N7546K
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: P210N
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LEWISTON
State: IDAHO

Zenith Zodiac CH601XL-B, N38AA: Incident occurred June 12, 2018 near Fort Dodge Regional Airport (KFOD), Webster County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

http://registry.faa.gov/N38AA

Date: 12-JUN-18
Time: 20:15:00Z
Regis#: N38AA
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: ZENITH 601 XL B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: FORT DODGE
State: IOWA

Piper PA-24-250, N7973P: Accident occurred June 12, 2018 in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

Aircraft found disabled with wing damage and collapsed gear, circumstances unknown.

http://registry.faa.gov/N7973P

Date: 12-JUN-18
Time: 14:37:00Z
Regis#: N7973P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 24 250
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CHEHALIS
State: WASHINGTON