Monday, April 15, 2019

Ground Collision: North American SNJ-5 Texan, N3375G and Glasair GS-2 Sportsman, N316RM; accident occurred April 13, 2019 at Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County, California

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

N3375G  Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


N3375G Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


https://registry.faa.gov/N3375G


Location: Chino, CA
Accident Number: GAA19CA207A
Date & Time: 04/13/2019, 1355 PDT
Registration: N3375G
Aircraft: North American SNJ
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal    

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he was doing S-turns while taxiing due to the restricted forward visibility and did not see any airplanes in the run-up area. While positioning the airplane in the run-up area, the left wing collided with the propeller of a stopped airplane.

The pilot of the stopped airplane reported that, after completing a run-up and waiting for a clearance to depart, he observed a "warbird" entering the run-up area. The other airplane continued straight, and the left wing collided with their propeller.

The tailwheel-equipped airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilots of the tailwheel-equipped airplane and the stopped airplane reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with their respective airplanes that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/25/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 3000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 200 hours (Total, this make and model)

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Airline Transport
Age: 58, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/20/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/10/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 15975 hours (Total, all aircraft), 557 hours (Total, this make and model), 5852 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 165 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American
Registration: N3375G
Model/Series: SNJ 5
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 90790
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/27/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 5500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8077.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: R1340 An-1
Registered Owner: Planes Of Fame Air Museum
Rated Power: 650 hp
Operator: Planes Of Fame Air Museum
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCNO, 650 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 49°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chino, CA (CNO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chino, CA (CNO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1355 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Chino (CNO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 650 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 26R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4858 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 33.974722, -117.636389 (est)

N316RM Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

N316RM Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N316RM

Location: Chino, CA
Accident Number:  GAA19CA207B
Date & Time: 04/13/2019, 1355 PDT
Registration: N316RM
Aircraft:  MORRISON ROCKY V Sportsman GS-2
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Defining Event:  Ground collision
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal   

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, he was doing S-turns while taxiing due to the restricted forward visibility and did not see any airplanes in the run-up area. While positioning the airplane in the run-up area, the left wing collided with the propeller of a stopped airplane.

The pilot of the stopped airplane reported that, after completing a run-up and waiting for a clearance to depart, he observed a "warbird" entering the run-up area. The other airplane continued straight, and the left wing collided with their propeller.

The tailwheel-equipped airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilots of the tailwheel-equipped airplane and the stopped airplane reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with their respective airplanes that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 64, 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:  No
Instructor Rating(s):  None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification:  Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam:  01/08/2019
Occupational Pilot:  No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:  05/04/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 449 hours (Total, all aircraft), 350 hours (Total, this make and model), 365 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:  MORRISON ROCKY V
Registration:  N316RM
Model/Series:  Sportsman GS-2
Aircraft Category:  Airplane
Year of Manufacture:  2015
Amateur Built:  Yes
Airworthiness Certificate:  Experimental
Serial Number:  7134
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  05/22/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2450 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  1 Reciprocating 
Airframe Total Time:  274 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:  C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series:  YIO-390-EXP
Registered Owner:  On file
Rated Power: 210 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: KCNO, 650 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 49°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chino, CA (CNO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chino, CA (CNO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Chino (CNO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 650 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 26R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4858 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  33.974722, -117.636389 (est)

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