Sunday, June 16, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172H Skyhawk, N707TM, accident occurred August 04, 2018 at Sallisaw Municipal Airport (KJSV), Sequoyah County, Oklahoma

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Sallisaw, OK
Accident Number: GAA18CA485
Date & Time: 08/04/2018, 1100 CDT
Registration: N707TM
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the student pilot, during a solo-flight in the pattern, the airplane encountered a wind gust from the left during the landing roll on runway 17. The airplane exited the left side of the runway and collided with a drainage culvert located about 100ft east of the runway. The airplane's ground speed at the time of the collision was about 15 miles per hour.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing spar.

The METAR for the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident the wind was from 150° at 3kts, and the skies were clear. No gusts were reported.

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: 39, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap Only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: Yes
Medical Certification: Class 3 None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/17/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:  
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 25 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N707TM
Model/Series: 172 H
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17255665
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/31/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2881 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-300
Registered Owner: Fast Mover Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: Fast Mover Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJSV, 528 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1835 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 172°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: /
Wind Direction: 150°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Fort Smith, AR (FSM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sallisaw, OK (JSV)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1030 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Sallisaw Muni (JSV)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 527 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: Global Positioning System; RNAV
Runway Length/Width: 4006 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

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:  35.438333, -94.803056 (est)

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