Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Porterfield CP-65, N37716: Accident occurred February 23, 2019 at Aberdeen Regional Airport (KABR), Brown County, South Dakota

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Rapid City, South Dakota

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

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


Location: Aberdeen, SD
Accident Number: GAA19CA147
Date & Time: 02/23/2019, 1430 CST
Registration: N37716
Aircraft: Porterfield CP 65
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during a touch and go landing on a frozen lake, the airplane struck a "drift of deep snow" and came to rest inverted. He added that he did not see the snow drift before landing.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and empennage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/17/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 10375 hours (Total, all aircraft), 150 hours (Total, this make and model), 10275 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Porterfield
Registration: N37716
Model/Series: CP 65 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1941
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 945
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3609 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: A65-8
Registered Owner: Hub City Flying Club Inc
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: KABR, 1300 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 123°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 350°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: -7°C / -11°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Aberdeen, SD (ABR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Aberdeen, SD (ABR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 CST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  45.534722, -98.613056 (est)

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