Sunday, April 14, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Columbia LC41-550FG, N1266C, accident occurred June 27, 2018 at Lake Chelan Airport (S10), Chelan County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Chelan, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA384
Date & Time: 06/27/2018, 1045 PDT
Registration: N1266C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 


The pilot reported that he made a steep approach and touched down two-thirds down the length of the runway beyond the approach end and faster than expected. Subsequently, he applied full brakes, but the airplane overran the end of runway. The airplane crossed a road and briefly became airborne. The airplane touched down hard and came to rest upright in a field with heavy vegetation.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane 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 improper approach, which resulted in the airplane landing long and a subsequent runway overrun.  


Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Object/animal/substance - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing area overshoot

After landing

Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/16/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/18/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 814 hours (Total, all aircraft), 142 hours (Total, this make and model), 33 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N1266C
Model/Series: LC41 550FG
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 41615
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-550 C
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 310 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: KEAT, 1229 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1655 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 200°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.96 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Everett, WA (PAE)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR/IFR
Destination: Chelan, WA (S10)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1000 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Lake Chelan (S10)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1263 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 02
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3503 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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: 47.866111, -119.942778 (est)

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