Sunday, December 15, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Cubcrafters CCX-1865, N401WY; accident occurred October 21, 2018 at Carson City Airport (KCXP), Nevada

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Carson City, NV

Accident Number: GAA19CA031
Date & Time: 10/21/2018, 1300 PDT
Registration: N401WY
Aircraft: LEROUX JOHN F CCX-1865
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during a formation flight landing as the second airplane, during the landing roll, the airplane veered left, ground looped left, and impacted terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right-wing and right aileron.

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

The automated weather observation system located on the airport reported that, about five minutes prior to the accident, the winds were 320ยบ at 3 knots. The airplane landed on runway 27.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/01/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 802 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: LEROUX JOHN F
Registration: N401WY
Model/Series: CCX-1865
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2015
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: CCX-1865-0004
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Aerosport
Engine Model/Series: CC-340
Registered Owner: L-Bird Llc
Rated Power: 170 hp
Operator: L-Bird Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCXP, 4699 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1955 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 182°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.08 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / -8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Silver Springs, NV (SPZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Carson City, NV (CXP)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1230 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CARSON (CXP)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4704 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6101 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

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: 39.192222, -119.732500 (est)

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