Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Cessna T210L Centurion, N2350S: Incident occurred June 15, 2018 in Elbert County, Colorado

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft experienced nose gear collapse and right wing struck the ground.

http://registry.faa.gov/N2350S

Date: 15-JUN-18
Time: 20:20:00Z
Regis#: N2350S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: T210L
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ELBERT
State: COLORADO

Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Orlando Sanford International Airport (KSFB), Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando

CONN200 reported that CONN214 bumped them as CONN214 taxied to the runway. CONN200 returned to parking, CONN214 departed.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 18:59:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMUTER
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: ORLANDO
State: FLORIDA

Loss of Engine Power (total): Cessna 150F, N3002X, accident occurred June 18, 2018 in Ferdinand, Dubois County, Indiana

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

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/N3002X 

Location: Ferdinand, IN
Accident Number: CEN18TA233
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 2245 EDT
Registration: N3002X
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The private pilot and passenger were on a cross-country personal flight at 2,500 ft mean sea level and were about 15 miles north of their destination airport. They began the descent, and during the descent, the engine sputtered, followed by a total loss of power. The pilot attempted to troubleshoot the loss of power but was unsuccessful; however, he did not apply carburetor heat during the troubleshooting. Subsequently, the pilot made a forced landing to a parking lot. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted an embankment and nosed over.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that fuel was present in the fuel tanks and the fuel lines to the carburetor. Examination revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were conducive to the accumulation of serious carburetor icing at glide power settings. It is likely that, during the descent, carburetor ice accumulated due to the pilot's failure to apply carburetor heat, which resulted in the loss of engine power. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to apply carburetor heat in conditions conducive to the accumulation of carburetor icing, which resulted in a total loss of engine power.

Findings

Aircraft
Intake anti-ice, deice - Not used/operated (Cause)

Personnel issues
Lack of action - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Conducive to carburetor icing - Effect on equipment (Cause)
Sloped/uneven terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information 

On June 18, 2018, about 2245 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150F airplane, N3002X, made a forced landing in a parking lot then nosed over in an embankment. The private rated pilot sustained serious injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to Gas Publishing LLC and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The flight departed Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA), Mosinee, Wisconsin, about 1700 central daylight time and was en route to Perry County Municipal Airport (TEL), Tell City, Indiana.

After the accident, the pilot reported that before the flight he had filled the long range fuel tanks with 35 gallons of fuel. He stated that about 15 miles north of TEL at 2,500 ft mean seal level, the engine sputtered. The pilot was unable to troubleshoot the engine issue and the engine experienced a total loss of power. He made a forced landing to a paved parking lot between two rows of parked semi-trailers. The airplane landed hard and nosed over when it impacted an embankment (figure 1). The pilot and passenger exited the airplane under their own power. The pilot reported that there were not mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.

Figure 1 – Accident Site 
(photo courtesy of the Indiana State Police) 

The pilot stated to the responding Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector that he did not apply carburetor heat during the troubleshoot. The pilot added that he tried to make it to Huntingburg Airport (HNB), Huntingburg, Indiana, but did not have enough altitude so he made an off-field landing. During the final approach to the paved area the pilot saw power lines and a utility pole; he stated that he banked the airplane to avoid the power lines and pole.

The FAA inspector examined the engine and did not find any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. There was a smell of aviation fuel at the accident site. An unmeasured amount of fuel remained in the fuel tanks during the recovery of the airplane. Also, fuel was present in the fuel lines to the carburetor.

The carburetor icing probability chart included in Federal Aviation Administration Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin No. CE-09-35, Carburetor Icing Prevention, indicated that the airplane was operating in an area that was associated with a serious risk of carburetor ice accumulation at glide power settings (figure 2).


Figure 2 – Carburetor icing probability chart

History of Flight

Approach
Loss of engine power (total) (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery

Landing
Off-field or emergency landing
Nose over/nose down 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 52, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/18/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/25/2017
Flight Time:  1009 hours (Total, all aircraft), 48 hours (Total, this make and model), 947 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N3002X
Model/Series: 150F F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15064402
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1601 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental Motors
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-200A
Registered Owner: GAS PUBLISHING LLC
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHNB, 529 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2256 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 295°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Mosinee, WI (CWA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tell City, IN (TEL)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1700 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Huntingburg (HNB)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 529 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Forced Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 38.220556, -86.873056 (est)




FERDINAND — Two patients were transported for treatment after a single-engine plane crashed late Monday night in the MasterBrand Cabinets west parking lot, 624 W. Third St., Ferdinand.

Indiana State Police say the pilot, 52-year-old Gregory Solsrud and his passenger, 18-year-old Winston Solsrud, both of Georgia, were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. It was thought they are father and son.

This morning, a hospital spokeswoman said Winston Solsrud was treated and released. There was no information immediately available on Gregory Solsrud.

Authorities were called just after 11 p.m.  to the report of the crash on the southwest side of Ferdinand near West Third Street and Industrial Park Road.

Sgt. Chad Dick said the white and blue 1966 Cessna 150 apparently missed tall power lines, the plant and a parking lot full of semi trailers, touching down in the parking lot and tipping onto its top after the plane’s nose collided with a rip-rapped embankment.

There were no employee injuries and only very minor property damage to the embankment, according to police.

“This is like a miracle plane crash to not hit anything on the property except an embankment,”  Sgt. Chad Dick said from the scene. The trooper said he observed two skid marks in the parking lot in front of the embankment.

Police said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board had been notified.

The Solsruds were reportedly alert and conscious after the accident.

The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, Ferdinand Police Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services were among the first on the scene. Those units were soon joined by state police. Huntingburg Airport Manager Travis McQueen also went to the scene.

Ferdinand firefighters returned to their station after about 30 minutes.

MasterBrand kept media outside the property and plant operations appeared to continue uninterrupted. State police said all efforts were made by the state police not to impede normal operations of the factory or its employees.

Indiana State Police Trooper Steve Nolan responded and is serving as the primary investigating trooper. Sgt. Chad Dick assisted.

Original article ➤ https://duboiscountyherald.com



The Federal Aviation Administration is trying to figure out what caused a plane crash in Ferdinand, Indiana late last night.

Gregory Solsrud and Winston Solsrud are the two individuals involved in the plane crash

A 1966 Cessna 150 single engine plane crashed onto the Master Brand Cabinets property. That’s in the 600 block of West 3rd Street.

The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Story and video ➤ http://44news.wevv.com

North American F-100F Super Sabre, N2011V: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA), Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

During landing parachute failed to deploy, go around initiated, went off the runway. Aircraft circled back, landed without parachute and caught fire.

American Horizons Limited Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N2011V

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N2011V
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: F 100F
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: FIRE
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Aircraft Operator: RACE91
City: FORT WAYNE
State: INDIANA




FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A fighter jet used for general aviation blew a tire and was stopped on a runway at Fort Wayne International Airport on Monday.

Around 3:45 p.m., NewsChannel 15 was told by multiple viewers that a fighter jet appeared to have made an emergency landing at the airport. One video sent to NewsChannel 15 showed several emergency vehicles including Fort Wayne Fire engines on a runway around the jet.

Airport spokesperson Rebecca Nield told NewsChannel 15 that a F-100 fighter jet based at the airport and used for general aviation blew a tire and was on runway 14-32. Neild said a crew was putting a spare tire on the jet and it was expected to take until after 5 p.m. to get the plane off the runway.

The incident caused some commercial flights to be delayed, and others were diverted, Neild said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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

A vintage fighter jet blew a tire landing and tied up air traffic for about an hour Monday at Fort Wayne International Airport.

The F-100 retired jet is privately owned, said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. It's parachute used in landings failed to open about 3:45 p.m., and a tire blew as it braked to a stop, he said.

The tire was replaced and the aircraft was removed. No one was injured and there was no damage to the runway, Hinderman said.

Original article can be found here: http://www.journalgazette.net

Cessna TR182 Turbo Skylane RG, N756SW: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Moritz Memorial Airport (K61), Beloit, Mitchell 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 Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N756SW

Location: Beloit, KS
Accident Number: CEN18LA230
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1230 CDT
Registration: N756SW
Aircraft: CESSNA TR182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Sys/Comp malf/fail (non-power)
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 18, 2018, about 1230 central daylight time, a Cessna TR182 airplane, N756SW, was substantially damaged during an emergency landing on runway 22 (2,381 ft by 110 ft, turf) at the Moritz Memorial Airport (K61), Beloit, Kansas. The pilot was not injured. 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. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from K61 about 1140.

The pilot reported that he was conducting takeoffs and landings in the traffic pattern when the left main landing gear failed to extend. He had not experienced any problems with the landing gear prior to that point during the flight. He remained in the traffic pattern and cycled the landing gear but the left main landing gear would not extend. He also attempted to use the manual gear extension without success. He decided to execute an emergency landing on the turf runway.

The left horizontal stabilizer and elevator contacted the ground during the emergency landing resulting in substantial damage to the airplane.

The airplane was recovered from the accident site by the owner/pilot and a local mechanic. The mechanic had recently completed an annual inspection on the airplane. During recovery, they noted that one of the brake caliper attachment bolts had backed out about 3 or 4 turns, which caused the bolt to protrude about 1/4-inch. It appeared that the protruding bolt had caught on the fuselage skin at the perimeter of the wheel well causing the left main landing gear to remain retracted. The left brake caliper and wheel assembly was removed to facilitate recovery.

A postaccident examination conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any anomalies with respect to the normal landing gear extension/retraction system, or with the emergency extension system. The inspector noted that about 1/2-inch of clearance existed between the wheel well opening and the brake caliper back plate bolts when the landing gear was retracted. The fuselage skin exhibited scrape marks in the vicinity of the back plate bolt when the landing gear was retracted. The inspector noted that the bolts on the right brake caliper back plate were not safety wired at the time of the examination.

The airplane maintenance records noted that an annual inspection was completed on June 12, 2018; 6 days before the accident. A total of 3.2 hours had accumulated since the inspection. The entry indicated testing of the landing gear extension/retraction and emergency extension systems were completed. The mechanic informed the inspector that the brake calipers were removed during the annual inspection and that the bolts had not been secured with safety wire after they were re-installed.

The Cessna TR182 service manual noted, in figure 5.10, that the brake caliper back plate bolts should be torqued to 100 – 110 in-lbs and safety wired. In section 5-169, Brake Installation, the service manual stated that the back plate bolts should be torqued to 110 – 120 in-lbs. The use of safety wire was not mentioned in section 5-169.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/26/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/28/2017
Flight Time:  716 hours (Total, all aircraft), 399 hours (Total, this make and model), 716 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N756SW
Model/Series: TR182 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: R18201148
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/12/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 3 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3661.6 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-L3C5D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 235 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: CNK, 1487 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1155 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 78°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):  
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 23 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.94 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Beloit, KS (K61)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Beloit, KS (K61)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Moritz Memorial (K61)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 1416 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2381 ft / 110 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: 39.471111, -98.128889 (est)

JetBlue, Embraer ERJ-190, N265JB: Incident occurred May 21, 2018 at Logan International Airport (KBOS), Boston, Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston

Flight 1059: Pushback tug jack knifed with the aircraft under tow, damage to nose gear.

http://registry.faa.gov/N265JB

Date: 21-MAY-18
Time: 00:00:00Z
Regis#: N265JB
Aircraft Make: EMBRAER
Aircraft Model: 190
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: PUSHBACK/TOWING (PBT)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: JET BLUE
Flight Number: 1059
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Piper PA-28R-180, N633WJ: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Portales Municipal Airport (KPRZ), Roosevelt County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock

Aircraft landed gear up.

http://registry.faa.gov/N633WJ

Date: 19-JUN-18
Time: 02:46:00Z
Regis#: N633WJ
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA 28R 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PORTALES
State: NEW MEXICO

Mooney M20C, N9268V: Incident occurred June 17, 2018 at Brookhaven Airport (KHWV), Shirley, Suffolk County, New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Farmingdale

Aircraft landed with gear retracted.

http://registry.faa.gov/N9268V

Date: 17-JUN-18
Time: 18:20:00Z
Regis#: N9268V
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SHIRLEY
State: NEW YORK

Delta Air Lines, Airbus A319: Incident occurred June 18, 2018 at Greater Rochester International Airport (KROC), New York

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rochester

Flight 2766: Reported right engine damaged by belt loader.

Date: 18-JUN-18
Time: 10:45:00Z
Regis#: UNK
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: 2766
City: ROCHESTER
State: NEW YORK

Lightning, N730AL: Incident occurred June 01, 2018 in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny

Aircraft aborted takeoff and ran into the grass.

Midstate Tax & Financial Services LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N730AL

Date: 01-JUN-18
Time: 12:45:00Z
Regis#: N730AL
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LIGHTNING
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: SHEAKLEYVILLE
State: PENNSYLVANIA

Jabiru J250-SP, N584J: Accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fairfield County Airport (KFDW), Winnsboro, South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, South Carolina

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 
  
Location: Winnsboro, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA356
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1130 EDT
Registration: N584J
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

According to the flight instructor in the light sport airplane, the pilot in the left seat had not flown for a while and was receiving instruction to complete a flight review. The airplane was equipped with a single control stick. During the landing flare, the pilot applied forward stick, and the airplane impacted the runway hard. The nose landing gear and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and came to a stop in the grass safety area.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts and lower fuselage.

The instructor asserted that he should have refused to instruct in an airplane with only one control stick.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's improper decision to provide instruction in an airplane with only one control stick.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Decision making/judgment - Instructor/check pilot (Factor)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown
Hard landing
Landing gear collapse

Landing-landing roll
Runway excursion (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/28/2016
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 6985 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 6700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/10/1996
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 375 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 320 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC
Registration: N584J
Model/Series: J250 SP
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 347
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: Bill Odum
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: pharaoh llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFDW, 578 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1515 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: FAIRFIELD COUNTY (FDW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 577 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5243 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; 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: 34.315833, -81.108611 (est)

Location: Winnsboro, GA

Accident Number: GAA18CA356
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1130 EDT
Registration: N584J
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

According to the instructor in the light sport airplane, the pilot in the left seat had not flown for quite some time and was receiving instruction to complete a flight review. The airplane was equipped with a single control stick. During the landing flare, the pilot applied forward stick and the airplane impacted the runway. The nose landing gear and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and came to a stop in the grass safety area.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts and the lower fuselage.

The instructor asserted that he should have refused to instruct in an airplane with only one control stick.

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

Pilot Information


Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/28/2016
Flight Time: (Estimated) 6985 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 6700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information


Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/10/1996
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 375 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 320 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC
Registration: N584J
Model/Series: J250 SP
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 347
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: Bill Odum
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: pharaoh llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFDW, 578 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1515 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport:  FAIRFIELD COUNTY (FDW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 577 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5243 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; 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: 34.315833, -81.108611 (est)