Thursday, December 26, 2019

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 152, N4962L; accident occurred June 30, 2018 at McClellan Airfield (KMCC), Sacramento, California

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Sacramento, CA
Accident Number: GAA18CA500
Date & Time: 06/30/2018, 1000 PDT
Registration: N4962L
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

The solo student pilot reported that, during landing, on short final, he saw a helicopter on the runway and initiated a go around. During the go-around, the helicopter took off and he believed that it was "heading directly for [the airplane]", which "made [him] very anxious". The helicopter departed without further incident and the airplane re-entered the traffic pattern to land. During his second attempt to land, immediately after touchdown, the airplane's nose landing gear touched down hard and the airplane bounced "3 to 4 times.". When the airplane touchdown again, the nosewheel tire blew.

The flight instructor added that, while watching from the fuel farm, the student pilot did not flare the airplane.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector reported that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount and truss.

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

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 25, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
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: 03/15/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 25 hours (Total, all aircraft), 25 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N4962L
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15284246
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: O-235 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
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: KMCC, 77 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1715 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:151° 
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 10°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.87 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sacramento, CA (MCC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Sacramento, CA (MCC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: 76 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 10599 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

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: 38.667778, -121.400556 (est)

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