Sunday, June 23, 2019

Ground Collision: Cessna 152, N94658, accident occurred October 01, 2018 at Monmouth Executive Airport (KBLM), Belmar, New Jersey

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Saddle Brook, New Jersey

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N94658

Location: Farmingdale, NJ
Accident Number: GAA19CA003
Date & Time: 10/01/2018, 1015 EDT
Registration: N94658
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Ground collision
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, while taxiing for departure, the airplane's left wing struck a fuel truck that was parked on the edge of the ramp.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a vehicle while taxiing for departure.

Findings

Personnel issues
Task monitoring/vigilance - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Ground equipment - Effect on operation (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi
Ground collision (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 71, 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/03/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/21/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 305 hours (Total, all aircraft), 291 hours (Total, this make and model), 185 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N94658
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 15285754
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/20/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1675 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 10769 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-235 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 110 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: BLM, 164 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 117°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bowie, MD (W00)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Farmingdale, NJ (BLM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0900 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: MONMOUTH EXECUTIVE (BLM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 153 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3508 ft / 50 ft
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:  40.185000, -74.122222 (est)

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