Friday, September 13, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Champion 7KCAB, N4136Y; accident occurred September 07, 2019 at Williams Flying Service Airport (6LA6), Mangham, Richland Parish, Louisiana

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
https://registry.faa.gov/N4136Y


Location: Winnsboro, LA 
Accident Number: CEN19TA310
Date & Time: 09/07/2019, 1000 CDT
Registration: N4136Y
Aircraft: Champion 7KCAB
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 7, 2019, about 1000 central daylight time, a Champion 7KCAB airplane, N4136Y, impacted a tree during landing on runway 36 (3,000 ft by 75 ft, turf) at the Williams Flying Service Airport (6LA6), near Winnsboro, Louisiana. The commercial pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The airplane sustained substantial wing and fuselage damage. The airplane was registered to an individual and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight departed from 6LA6 about 0930.

The pilot reported that during the landing touchdown on the runway the airplane bounced once followed by a "normal" touchdown on the main landing gear wheels. The airplane then veered left off the runway centerline. Right rudder was applied, and it had "no effect." The airplane slowed "considerably" and continued veering to the left after full right rudder was applied. The airplane subsequently impacted a tree where it sustained the substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no airplane mechanical malfunctions.

At 0953, the recorded nearby wind was 280° at 10 kts. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 59, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/30/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 01/15/2018
Flight Time:  1382.9 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model), 1250.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4.4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N4136Y
Model/Series: 7KCAB
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 595-76
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:2 
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/23/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: Individual
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: KMLU, 81 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Direction from Accident Site: 320°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 280°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 33°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Moderate - Haze; No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Winnsboro, LA (6LA6)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Winnsboro, LA (6LA6)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 CDT
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Williams Flying Service (6LA6)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation:79 ft 
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 32.220000, -91.870000 (est)

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N4136Y

Location: MANGHAM, LA
Accident Number: CEN19LA310
Date & Time: 09/07/2019, 1100 CDT
Registration: N4136Y
Aircraft: Champion 7KCAB
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On September 7, 2019, about 1100 central daylight time, a Champion 7KCAB airplane, N4136Y, impacted a tree on approach to a private airstrip near Mangham, Louisiana. The pilot and passengers reported no injuries. The airplane sustained substantial wing and fuselage damage. The airplane was registered to an individual and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight departed from the airstrip at an unknown time.

According to initial information from the Federal Aviation Administration, the airplane impacted trees on approach to runway 36 at the airstrip.

At 1053, the recorded weather at the Monroe Regional Airport, near Monroe, Louisiana, was: Wind 280° at 7 kts; visibility 6 statute miles; present weather haze; sky condition clear; temperature 34° C; dew point 21° C; altimeter 30.02 inches of mercury. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Champion
Registration: N4136Y
Model/Series: 7KCAB No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
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: KMLU, 81 ft msl
Observation Time: 1053 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  6 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: MANGHAM, LA
Destination: MANGHAM, LA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  32.316667, -91.839444 (est)

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