Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: CCX-2000, N60DB; accident occurred June 02, 2019 in Gunnison, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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/N60DB

Location: Gunnison, CO
Accident Number: GAA19CA302
Date & Time: 06/02/2019, 0930 MDT
Registration: N60DB
Aircraft: DALE BERKBIGLER CCX-2000
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he performed a wheel landing on the dirt surface airstrip. During the landing roll, he attempted to avoid several large rocks that were in the airplane's path, by applying right rudder and right brake. The airplane veered to the right and he applied too much brake pressure, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing lift struts, and the rudder.

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: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Waiver Time Limited Special
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/04/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/28/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1359 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 1240 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: DALE BERKBIGLER
Registration: N60DB
Model/Series: CCX-2000
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2018
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: CCX-2000-0032
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/19/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 69 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Aerosport Power
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: CC363
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 186 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: KGUC, 7666 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1556 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 205°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:   10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.18 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 17°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Del Norte, CO (RCV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Gunnison, CO (PVT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0845 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Quarter Circle Circle Airstrip (PVT)
Runway Surface Type: Dirt
Airport Elevation: 7703 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2080 ft / 30 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:  38.545833, -106.925278 (est)


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