Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nose Over: Bellanca 7GCBC, N87010; accident occurred August 18, 2019 in Fairbanks, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks, Alaska

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: Fairbanks, AK

Accident Number: GAA19CA501
Date & Time: 08/18/2019, 1945 AKD
Registration: N87010
Aircraft: Champion 7GCBC
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

According to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, the pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll on unimproved terrain, he applied the brakes too hard, and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing lift struts and rudder.

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

The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1 as requested.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
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: 08/01/1991
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1731 hours (Total, all aircraft), 860 hours (Total, this make and model), 12 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N87010
Model/Series: 7GCBC No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Aerobatic; Normal
Serial Number: 701-74
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: Hutchinson, Richard
Rated Power:
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: PANN, 362 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 30 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0353 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 303°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 64.280000, -148.110000 (est)

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