Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hard Landing: Rans S-12, N3075E; accident occurred January 18, 2019 at Rockingham County/Shiloh Airport (KSIF), Stoneville, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Reidsville, NC
Accident Number: GAA19CA105
Date & Time: 01/18/2019, 1100 EST
Registration: N3075E
Aircraft: Robert R. Reiland Rans
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the light sport airplane reported that, during his 3rd solo touch and go landing, the airplane "started rising" during the flare. He initiated a go around and applied full power, but the airplane nosed forward and landed hard.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings, fuselage and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 67, 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: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/09/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 78.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 6 hours (Total, this make and model), 51.15 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Robert R. Reiland
Registration: N3075E
Model/Series: Rans S-12
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number: R0591076
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/07/2017, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1010 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 250 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 582 / 99UL
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: KSIF, 693 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1620 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 158°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Reidsville, NC (SIF)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Reidsville, NC (SIF)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Rockingham County Nc Shiloh (SIF)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 693 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 31
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5200 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around; Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 36.437222, -79.851111 (est)

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, North Carolina — A pilot was injured in a small plane crash in Rockingham County Friday, according to Shiloh Airport Manager Edward Trammel.

A male pilot flying a Rans S-12 aircraft attempted to land at the Shiloh Airport Friday.

Trammel said the pilot had an odd approach and tried to correct it, but it didn’t work.

The aircraft bounced while on approach and the pilot lost control of the aircraft. Trammel said when the pilot knew what was happening, he coasted it and glided the aircraft over to the side of the runway and hit there. He indicated it came to rest off the runway.

The pilot broke his ankle in the crash. The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft when the crash happened.

With the exception of the aircraft, there was no property damage as a result of the crash.

Trammel did not identify the pilot but said he is “experienced” and a “very good pilot.”

Shiloh Airport was briefly closed Friday afternoon while the aircraft was towed to a hanger but has since reopened.

Original article can be found here ➤

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, North Carolina — First responders are investigating a small plane crash in Rockingham County. 

The crash happened just after 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at Shiloh Airport.The airport is located on Settle Bridge Rd in Stoneville.

Rockingham County 911 says there has been one minor injury reported.

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