Thursday, December 19, 2019

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, N1107C; accident occurred December 18, 2019 at Caldwell Industrial Airport (KEUL), Canyon County, Idaho

Damage to the fuselage.
Federal Aviation Administration

Right wing damage.
Federal Aviation Administration

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Caldwell, ID
Accident Number: WPR20CA048
Date & Time: 12/18/2019, 1130 MST
Registration: N1107C
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The student pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing on runway 12, the airplane bounced and entered a nose high attitude. The student pilot aborted the landing, applied full engine power and pushed the nose down while leveling the wings, before he applied left rudder to crab the airplane into the wind. The airplane touched down a second time with the longitudinal axis of the airplane not aligned with the runway. The airplane veered left and exited the left side of the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest upright in the soft dirt terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.

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

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 80° at 8 knots.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 67, 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/04/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   1282 hours (Total, all aircraft), 34 hours (Total, this make and model), 1224 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1107C
Model/Series: PA-22-135
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-953
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1951 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 16 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3646 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-290-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 135 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: KEUL, 2431 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1956 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Clearance:None
Departure Time: 1100 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2431 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

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: 43.643889, -116.636944

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