Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nose Over: Cessna 180J Skywagon, N7529K; accident occurred June 08, 2019 in Moses Lake, Grant County, Washington

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

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: Moses Lake, WA
Accident Number: GAA19CA321
Date & Time: 06/08/2019, 1140 PDT
Registration: N7529K
Aircraft: Cessna 180
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during landing on a lake, he was concerned he would not have enough landing distance and he chose to conduct a go-around. The airplane floats impacted the rocks on the shoreline and the airplane nosed over.

The pilot further reported that, "I should not have added power to my flair."

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

The pilot 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 4 mile north-east of the accident reported that, about 12 minutes after the accident, the wind was variable at 5 knots and visibility 10 statute miles. The airplane was landing to the east.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 54, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/20/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1513.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 29 hours (Total, this make and model), 1373.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25.1 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N7529K
Model/Series: 180 J
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18052663
Landing Gear Type: Float
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/18/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3190 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 4754.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-470 SERIES
Registered Owner: Two Niner Kilo Llc
Rated Power: 265 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: KMWH, 1196 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 4 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1852 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 11°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 8000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 10000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.27 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Renton, WA (W36)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Moses Lake, WA
Type of Clearance: IFR; VFR
Departure Time: 1023 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor, 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor, 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.139722, -119.339167 (est)

MOSES LAKE - A pilot and two passengers in a pontoon plane avoided serious injury when the plane crashed outside Moses Lake Saturday morning.

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, first responders were dispatched just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning for reports of a plane crash in the 3500 block of Wild Goose Road Northeast.

Grant County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kyle Foreman confirmed the pilot and two passengers were on board the plane before the crash.

"Pontoon plane skipped onto land and crashed onto a field," the Grant County Sheriff's Office stated. Authorities confirmed there were no injuries.

Authorities said the plane was returned to its owner and the Federal Aviation Administration opted to not investigate.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.ifiberone.com

MOSES LAKE, Washington — Grant County Sheriff's office responded to an upside down plane Saturday afternoon.

It happened on the 3500 block of Wild Goose Rd. NE in Moses Lake.

A Pontoon plane skipped onto land and crashed onto a field.

First responders say the light plane didn't catch fire and there are no initial reports of injuries. 

Story and video ➤ https://keprtv.com

MOSES LAKE, Washington - No injuries reported after a pontoon plane crashed into a field in Grant County.

Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash in Moses Lake on Saturday. The plane crashed into a field at 3500 Wild Goose Rd NE.

No injuries were reported in the crash. 

GCSO wrote on Facebook that the plane skipped onto land and then crashed. The plane did not catch on fire after crashing. 

The number of passengers aboard the aircraft is still unknown. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.yaktrinews.com

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