Friday, December 27, 2019

Landing Gear Not Configured: Yakovlev Yak-52, N3042W; accident occurred August 25, 2018 at Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport (N53), East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania

View of airplane and skid marks on field after runway excursion.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Accident Number: GAA18CA540
Date & Time: 08/25/2018, 1500 EDT
Registration: N3042W
Aircraft: Yakovlev YAK 52
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured
Injuries: N/A
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

View of damaged propeller.

The pilot reported that, during landing, on short final, he decided to go around.  During the go-around, the airplane "developed a severe vibration" so he made a precautionary landing on runway 26 with the gear retracted.  The airplane slid, exited the runway and impacted terrain. 

The inspector further reported that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the external longerons on the lower fuselage and engine mounts. 

The inspector added that, after his examination, he determined there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures to the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. 

View of damaged airplane.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Yakovlev
Registration: N3042W
Model/Series: YAK 52 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1982
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Other; Experimental
Serial Number: 822209
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/01/2018, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2899 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1270 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Vegeneev
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: M14P
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 360 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: KMPO, 1916 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 12 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 302°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.3 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: East Stroudsburg, PA (N53)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: East Stroudsburg, PA (N53)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1400 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Stroudsburg-Pocono (N53)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 480 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough
Runway Used: 26
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3087 ft / 30 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Precautionary Landing

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: N/A
Latitude, Longitude: 41.035833, -75.160556 (est)

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