Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Aerodynamic Stall / Spin: Jihlavan KP-5, N235KP, accident occurred May 25, 2019 at Goodspeed Airport (42B), East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Enfield, Connecticut

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N235KP

Location: East Haddam, CT
Accident Number: GAA19CA287
Date & Time: 05/25/2019, 1000 EDT
Registration: N235KP
Aircraft: JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES SRO KP5
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Aerodynamic stall/spin
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot receiving instruction reported that, during takeoff on the grass adjacent to a paved runway, after adding full power, he held the stick back during acceleration. He added that, the airplane did not accelerate "much above the red line (40 mph)". He felt a "bump", the airplane bounced, and veered to the right. The pilot added left rudder to correct, but the landing gear collapsed, and the propeller struck the ground.

The flight instructor reported that, during the takeoff, the angle of attack was "higher than normal" and the airplane aerodynamically stalled 3 ft above the ground. The right wing dropped, the airplane yawed to the right, and he and the pilot receiving instruction attempted to recover with nose down, left rudder, and left aileron input. The airplane landed sideways, the landing gear collapsed, and the propeller struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

The automated weather observation station, located about 4 miles southwest, reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 290° at 5 knots. The pilot was departing runway 14. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 56, 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: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Sport Pilot
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/23/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 270 hours (Total, all aircraft), 99 hours (Total, this make and model), 154 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Private
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Sport Pilot
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed
Last FAA Medical Exam: 
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/23/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 845 hours (Total, all aircraft), 132 hours (Total, this make and model), 798 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES SRO
Registration: N235KP
Model/Series: KP5
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 5110128K
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/23/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 363.7 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
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: KSNC, 417 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1355 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 210°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chester, CT (SNC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Chester, CT (SNC)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: GOODSPEED (42B)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 9 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 14
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2120 ft / 50 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: 41.446389, -72.457500 (est)



State Police are investigating after a plane crashed during take off at Goodspeed Airport in East Haddam on Saturday morning.

First responders were called to the airport on Lumber Yard Road around 10:30 a.m. after getting a report of a small, single-engine propeller plane crash.

The Jihlavan KP-5 was damaged on its lower side and in the landing gear area, officials said.

Neither the pilot nor the passenger were injured, authorities added.

According to police, the pilot and the passenger told officers that while attempting to take off, the plane crashed downward, went off the runway and ended up in an adjacent field about 95 feet from the runway.

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified about the incident and will be investigating. Connecticut State Police are also investigating.

Original article ➤ https://www.nbcconnecticut.com

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