Monday, April 15, 2019

Cessna 152, N4916B: Incident occurred April 14, 2019 at Bangor International Airport (KBGR), Penobscot County, Maine and Accident occurred July 01, 2016 at Augusta State Airport (KAUG), Kennebec County, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine

April 14, 2019:  Landed hard and nose gear collapsed.

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Date: 14-APR-19
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N4916B
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: MAINE

BANGOR, Maine - A plane made a crash landing at Bangor International Airport Sunday evening.

Airport officials said the small aircraft crashed on a runway a little after five p.m. 

Aimee Thibodeau, the airport's marketing and business development manager, said no one was hurt.

As part of standard protocol, that part of the runway was shut down while the plane was removed. 

The plane's propeller was damaged and more damage could be seen under the nose of the plane. 

The Federal Aviation Administration will be looking into what caused the aircraft to crash.

Original article can be found here ➤

July 01, 2016:  Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

July 01, 2016:  Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Augusta, ME
Accident Number: ERA16CA303
Date & Time: 07/01/2016, 1300 EDT
Registration: N4916B
Aircraft: CESSNA 152G
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional


The pilot was taking his private pilot checkride and was demonstrating a short-field landing. During the landing, the wind was gusting, and he decided to go around. During the go-around, the left wing dropped and struck the runway. The designated pilot examiner (DPE) took control of the airplane and completed the go-around. He then returned control of the airplane to the pilot, and the pilot then performed another short-field landing with a full stop. After the full-stop landing, he taxied to the fixed-base operator (FBO) at the airport, and he and the DPE exited the airplane and went into the FBO to complete the paperwork for the check ride. After the DPE had completed the paperwork, the pilot returned to the airplane intending to fly back to his home airport. During his preflight inspection, he noticed that the wing was damaged. Examination of the wing revealed that both wing spars were substantially damaged.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to compensate for the gusting wind conditions during a short-field landing and the designated pilot examiner's delayed remedial action, which resulted in the wing tip contacting the runway during the go-around. 


Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Delayed action - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Gusts - Response/compensation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR go-around
Loss of control in flight
Abnormal runway contact (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 28, 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: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/12/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/01/2016
Flight Time:  99 hours (Total, all aircraft), 98 hours (Total, this make and model), 26 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Check Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
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: 03/10/2016
Occupational Pilot:
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:  05/27/2015
Flight Time:  16000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4000 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N4916B
Model/Series: 152G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15283704
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/04/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1676 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 13498.5 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: AUG, 360 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1253 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 178°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 6000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots / 14 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 190°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Augusta, ME (AUG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Augusta, ME (AUG)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1200 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 351 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5001 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go Around

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: 44.320556, -69.797222 (est)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did he pass?