Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Cessna 195B Businessliner, N195PC: Accident occurred March 29, 2019 at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN), Volusia County, Florida (and) Accident occurred December 11, 2016 at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (KCRG), Duval County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Cardinal 19PC LLC


NTSB Identification: GAA19CA198
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 29, 2019 in Ormond Beach, FL
Aircraft: Cessna 195, registration: N195PC

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

March 29, 2019:  Landed hard and gear collapsed.

Date: 29-MAR-19
Time: 15:00:00Z
Regis#: N195PC
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 195B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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: Jacksonville, FL
Accident Number: GAA17CA097A
Date & Time: 12/11/2016, 1130 EST
Registration: N195PC
Aircraft: CESSNA 195
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during taxi, he turned right to position the airplane to perform pretakeoff procedures, and the right wing passed over the running engine of a stationary airplane and struck the turning propeller.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, and the stationary airplane sustained minor damage.

Both pilots reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with their airplanes 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 failure to see and avoid the stationary airplane during taxi.


Personnel issues
Monitoring other aircraft - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Aircraft - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Standing-engine(s) operating
Ground collision (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Flight Engineer
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/23/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/16/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 31553 hours (Total, all aircraft), 412 hours (Total, this make and model), 16567 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N195PC
Model/Series: 195 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1954
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 16140
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 5
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 09/20/2016, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3351 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2937 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: JACOBS
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R-755B2
Registered Owner: CARDINAL 19PC LLC.
Rated Power: 275 hp
Operator: CARDINAL 19PC LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCRG, 41 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1653 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 267°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3300 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 120°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Jacksonville, FL (CRG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Destination: TALLAHASSEE, FL (TLH)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: N/A
Airport Elevation: 40 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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:  30.336111, -81.512778 (est)

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