Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Beechcraft B19 Sport, N9161S; accident occurred July 09, 2019 at Columbia Airport (4G8), Columbia Station, Lorain County, Ohio

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9161S


Location: Columbia Station, OH

Accident Number: GAA19CA438
Date & Time: 07/09/2019, 1415 CDT
Registration: N9161S
Aircraft: Beech 19
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The pilot reported that during takeoff, the airplane "did not gain altitude normally." About midfield, the airplane had climbed only a few feet and the right wing "may have caught" the 4ft tall grass that outlined the 40ft wide runway. The pilot aborted the takeoff and the airplane departed the right side of the runway and came to rest nose down.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts.

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook the wingspan of the airplane was 32ft 9in.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/01/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/22/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 252 hours (Total, all aircraft), 73.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 162 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 20.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/13/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2290 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1800 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N9161S
Model/Series: 19 B19
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: MB-785
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/04/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2150 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3901 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: On file
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: KCLE, 805 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 43°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 25000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia Station, OH (4G8)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Lorain/Elyria, OH (LPR)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1415 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Columbia (4G8)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 813 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Holes; Vegetation; Wet
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3152 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 41.318611, -81.960556

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