Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nose Over: Piper PA-12, N2534M; accident occurred August 15, 2019 at McCarthy Airport (PAMX), Alaska

View of damaged empennage. 

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

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: McCarthy, AK
Accident Number: GAA19CA497
Date & Time: 08/15/2019, 1200 AKD
Registration: N2534M
Aircraft: Piper PA 12
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during landing, on an uphill, 4,500 ft long unimproved airstrip, the airplane bounced and "floated." When the airplane touched down again, he applied brakes, and upon reaching the end of the airstrip, he aggressively applied brakes and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

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

The pilot reported that the wind was 180° at 5 knots. The airplane landed to the north. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 46, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
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 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/07/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/01/2019
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 998.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 971 hours (Total, this make and model), 960 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 28 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 7.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N2534M
Model/Series: PA 12 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 12-926
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/05/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3352.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 160 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: PAMX, 1531 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 331°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Mccarthy, AK (15Z)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: McCarthy, AK (na)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 ADT
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: 61.188056, -142.616111 (est)

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