Sunday, June 16, 2019

Abrupt Maneuver: Piper PA-28-161, N607FT and Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N80298, accident occurred November 20, 2018 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida 

N607FT  Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


N607FT Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms



Location: Miami, FL

Accident Number: GAA19CA071A
Date & Time: 11/20/2018, 0930 EST
Registration: N607FT
Aircraft: Piper PA28
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abrupt maneuver
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot in the low-wing airplane reported that after landing, she exited the runway on to a taxiway which was occupied by the high-wing airplane which had landed before her. She attempted to pass the high-wing airplane on its left, but her right wing struck the other airplane's left wing lift strut. Her airplane then continued to the right, turning about 180° with her right wing striking the propeller of the high-wing airplane, followed by her propeller striking the right wing of the high-wing airplane.


The flight instructor in the high-wing airplane reported that after exiting the runway on to a taxiway he "felt a small hit on the left side." He saw a low-wing airplane make a right 180° turn around the front of his airplane and impact the right wing of his airplane.


The low-wing airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The high-wing airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.


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


Pilot Information


Certificate: Student

Age: 24, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
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 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/06/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:  
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 53.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 48.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 4.8 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Piper

Registration: N607FT
Model/Series: PA28 161
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2841215
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/06/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2325 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 13292 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-D3G
Registered Owner: Pilot Training Center Llc
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: Pilot Training Center Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTMB, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 31°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0900 EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information


Airport: Miami Executive (TMB)

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 10 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 25.647500, -80.433333 (est)

N80298 Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


N80298 Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N80298


Location: Miami, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA071B
Date & Time: 11/20/2018, 0930 EST
Registration: N80298
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abrupt maneuver
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The student pilot in the low-wing airplane reported that after landing, she exited the runway on to a taxiway which was occupied by the high-wing airplane which had landed before her. She attempted to pass the high-wing airplane on its left, but her right wing struck the other airplane's left wing lift strut. Her airplane then continued to the right, turning about 180° with her right wing striking the propeller of the high-wing airplane, followed by her propeller striking the right wing of the high-wing airplane.

The flight instructor in the high-wing airplane reported that after exiting the runway on to a taxiway he "felt a small hit on the left side." He saw a low-wing airplane make a right 180° turn around the front of his airplane and impact the right wing of his airplane.

The low-wing airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The high-wing airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.

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

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 34, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/25/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/01/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 700 hours (Total, all aircraft), 700 hours (Total, this make and model), 550 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 200 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N80298
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17266504
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: Cordeiro Jafet R.
Rated Power:
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: KTMB, 10 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1553 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 31°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.09 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Miami, FL (TMB)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Miami Executive (TMB)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 10 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09L
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5003 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 25.647500, -80.433333 (est)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The FAA photograph = WOW!

Anonymous said...

^ Did that picture make chills run up and down your spine? Spine-chilling, huh?
Fortunately the moving propeller didn't decapitate.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap! She must have been clueless.

Really sad part is she will probably get hired by a carrier.

Mesa is hiring.

Anonymous said...

On ground rage. She sounds like an entitled bitch. Impatient, rude, recklessness, careless, disregard for pilots or aircraft, etc.

Anonymous said...

Or maybe she had an error in judgment, as many males have done, if you hadn’t noticed. She only had 54 hours. We’ve all read of very experienced pilots making bad judgment calls.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
On ground rage. She sounds like an entitled bitch. Impatient, rude, recklessness, careless, disregard for pilots or aircraft, etc.

Not sure how you got to this conclusion short of making stuff up. Reading the report she admits her mistake and as said elsewhere she is very low time.

Mesa will hire someone with this on their record.

Anonymous said...

This is not even close to the most exciting thing to happen to this airplane. Go back to 1999 and it landed ON TOP of a Cessna 152. Somehow the two planes basically landed safely while tangled together. Search N607FT and you'll quickly come across these incredible photos from 1999.

Anonymous said...

Apparently this Piper keeps trying to "mate" with a Cessna. You would think it would have learned by now to stick with its own kind. Dirty birdie.