Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nose Over: Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6392M, accident occurred May 12, 2019 in Soldotna, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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

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


Location:  Soldotna, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA263
Date & Time: 05/12/2019, 1500 AKD
Registration: N6392M
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he landed on the first 1/3 of the 1,000-foot-long private, grass airstrip, he applied heavier braking toward the end of the runway. The main landing gear, "dug into a soft/muddy spot" and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 60, 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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 500 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration: N6392M
Model/Series: 108 3
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1948
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal; Utility
Serial Number: 108-4392
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-470
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 230 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: PASX, 113 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 3 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2356 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 3300 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 100°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 9°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Soldotna, AK (SXQ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Soldotna, AK (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1500 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class E; Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mackey Lake private strip (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 100 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Soft; Wet
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1000 ft / 70 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:  60.524722, -150.996389 (est)

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