Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 150F, N8685S, accident occurred June 04, 2019 at Renton Municipal Airport (KRNT), King County, Washington

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N8685S

Location: Renton, WA
Accident Number: GAA19CA313
Date & Time: 06/04/2019, 1500 PDT
Registration: N8685S
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor giving instruction in a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after landing, the airplane started veering to the left. In an attempt to correct back to centerline, the pilot receiving instruction applied full right rudder. The flight instructor immediately applied full left rudder and brake to stop the impending ground loop. The airplane ground looped to the right, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the left wing impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damaged to the left wing.

The flight instructor reported that the Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the airplane's systems, which revealed no anomalies.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was variable at 3 knots. The airplane landed on runway 34.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/28/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/29/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 594 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 541 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 72 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Military
Age: 32, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/05/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/12/2017
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 2049 hours (Total, all aircraft), 4 hours (Total, this make and model), 1757 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 113 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 42 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8685S
Model/Series: 150 F
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15061985
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1760 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2960 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91  installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: Central District Aviation, LLC
Rated Power: 150 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: KRNT, 29 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2153 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 93°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  6 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.12 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Haze; No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Seattle, WA (BFI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Seattle, WA (BFI)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1450 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Renton Muni (RNT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt; Concrete
Airport Elevation: 32 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5382 ft / 200 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

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: 47.493056, -122.215833 (est)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another recently bought/sold and promptly wrecked airplane.