Friday, March 15, 2019

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer, N101GL: Accident occurred March 14, 2019 and Incident occurred March 30, 2017 at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (KMYF), San Diego, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Location: San Diego, CA
Accident Number: WPR19LA114
Date & Time: 03/14/2019, 1750 PDT
Registration: N101GL
Aircraft: Great Lakes 2T1A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On March 14, 2019, about 1750 Pacific daylight time, a Great Lakes 2T-1A airplane, N101GL, was substantially damaged when a primary flight control failed during initial climb shortly after takeoff from Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport (MYF), San Diego, California. The private pilot and the sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight departed MYF about 5 minutes prior to the accident.

In a telephone interview with a National Transportation Safety Board aircraft accident investigator, the pilot reported that shortly after taking off from runway 28R at MRY, he observed that the upper left wing panel's aileron had become detached from the wing's trailing edge at its inboard attach point. The pilot subsequently landed uneventfully on runway 28R. A postaccident examination of the aileron's failed inboard hinge strap revealed that the failure allowed the aileron to freely strike the respective wing, which resulted in substantial damage to the rib that forms the outboard edge of the aileron cut out area of the wing. The hinge strap will be sent to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, D.C., for examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Great Lakes
Registration: N101GL
Model/Series: 2T1A 2
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: MYF, 427 ft msl
Observation Time: 1753 PDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: San Diego, CA (MYF)
Destination: San Diego, CA (MYF)

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: 32.815556, -117.139722

March 30, 2017:  Aircraft struck prop on runway.

Date: 30-MAR-17

Time: 17:04:00Z
Regis#: 101GL
Aircraft Make: GREAT LAKES
Aircraft Model: G2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91

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