Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Jabiru J230-SP, N748J, accident occurred June 06, 2018 at Springdale Municipal Airport (KASG), Arkansas


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N748J


Location: Springdale, AR
Accident Number: GAA18CA327
Date & Time: 06/06/2018, 0948 CDT
Registration: N748J
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J230-SP
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The solo student pilot reported that, during takeoff, the airplane started to veer left. He attempted to recover with right rudder input, but the airplane continued to veer left, departed the runway, and then came to rest in a ditch against the perimeter fence.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left lift strut.

The student 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 student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Attempted remediation/recovery
Runway excursion 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 54
Airplane Rating(s): None
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: None
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/04/2018
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 30 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 19 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC
Registration: N748J
Model/Series: J230-SP NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2011
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 727
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 316.6 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: Real Time Engineering PA
Rated Power: 110 hp
Operator: Real Time Engineering PA
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None  

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KASG, 1353 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1448 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 150°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C / 20°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: SPRINGDALE, AR (ASG)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: OZARK, AR (7M5)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time:  CDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: SPRINGDALE MUNI (ASG)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1352 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5302 ft / 76 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: 36.174167, -94.122222 (est)

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