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Hard Landing: Cessna 150F, N8382G, accident occurred September 21, 2018 at Roseburg Regional Airport (KRBG), Douglas County, Oregon

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Roseburg, OR
Accident Number: GAA18CA564
Date & Time: 09/21/2018, 1630 PDT
Registration: N8382G
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that the airplane bounced and drifted to the left during the three-point landing. He applied right rudder to correct the left drift, and aft pressure on the yoke to keep the tailwheel on the ground. However, the left wing lifted, and the landing gear was sideloaded, and the right main landing gear collapsed. The right wing struck the ground, and the airplane came to rest on the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing spar.

The METAR for the airport reported that the wind about the time of the accident was from 300° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 34.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-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: 07/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/14/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 167.5 hours (Total, all aircraft), 85.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 103.4 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8382G
Model/Series: 150 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15062482
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/19/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 2454.2 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-200
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KRBG, 509 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 126°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 300°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.92 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Roseburg, OR (RBG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Roseburg, OR (RBG)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1600 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 533 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5003 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 43.239444, -123.355833 (est)

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