Sunday, June 2, 2019

Landing Gear Collapse: Cessna 182T Skylane, N6167L, accident occurred June 30, 2018 at East Georgia Regional Airport (KSBO), Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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


Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms 
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N6167L


Location: Swainsboro, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA449
Date & Time: 06/30/2018, 1700 EDT
Registration: N6167L
Aircraft: Cessna 182
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that rain showers were present in the vicinity of his destination airport, so he diverted and landed at a nearby airport. During the approach, the pilot felt the airplane was being pushed forward and saw an increase in indicated airspeed and nose down attitude. He continued the approach and upon touchdown, the airplane landed hard on the nosewheel first and after a subsequent bounce, he initiated a go-around. He then re-entered the pattern, approached the same runway and upon touchdown, the nose landing gear collapsed, and airplane exited the runway to the left into a ditch.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose landing gear tunnel.

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 station located on the airport reported that, about 7 minutes prior to the accident, the wind was from 100° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 32.

The pilot added that he believed the airplane's nose landing gear was damage during the initial landing. He further stated that, after landing, the windsock was discovered to be damaged, and not indicating wind direction properly. However, the airport's AWOS was accessible by aircraft radio.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: 12/28/2015
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6167L
Model/Series: 182 T
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18281380
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2348 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-540 SER
Registered Owner: Eastern Cincinnati Aviation Inc
Rated Power:
Operator: Sporty's Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSBO, 329 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 180°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 100°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Batavia, OH (I69)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Jacksonville, FL (CRG)
Type of Clearance: VFR; VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1400 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: East Georgia Regional (SBO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 327 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 32
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6021 ft / 100 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:  32.609167, -82.370000 (est)

Hard Landing: Piper PA-22-150, N7257D, accident occurred June 04, 2018 in Talkeetna, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N7257D 


Location: Talkeetna, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA324
Date & Time: 06/04/2018, 1200 AKD
Registration: N7257D
Aircraft: PIPER PA 22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The flight instructor reported that, during approach at a low level, due to "wind shear," the tailwheel-equipped airplane suddenly lost altitude. The instructor increased the engine power to full, but the airplane touched down "harder than normal." The airplane impacted the airstrip with a side load, and the left wing and left landing gear separated from the airplane, which then slid to a stop and came to rest upright.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The instructor reported that the wind was from 180° and light and variable at 7 to 10 knots. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The flight instructor's improper landing flare and failure to maintain a proper descent rate during approach, which resulted in a hard landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Descent rate - Not attained/maintained (Cause)
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Instructor/check pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach
Other weather encounter

Landing-flare/touchdown
Hard landing (Defining event)
Abnormal runway contact 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/22/2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1040 hours (Total, all aircraft), 86 hours (Total, this make and model), 900 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 231 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 86 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 60, Female
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/01/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7257D
Model/Series: PA 22 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-5084
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 12/17/2017,
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: CHRISTIANSEN LAKE RENTALS & MAINTENANCE
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: CHRISTIANSEN LAKE RENTALS & MAINTENANCE
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PATK, 356 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 300°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 11000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 9 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 200°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.8 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: TALKEETNA, AK (TKA)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: TALKEETNA, AK (TKA)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1130 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 62.430000, -150.240000 (est)

Runway Excursion: Jabiru J250-SP, N584J, accident occurred June 18, 2018 at Fairfield County Airport (KFDW), Winnsboro, South Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston, South Carolina

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 
  
Location: Winnsboro, GA
Accident Number: GAA18CA356
Date & Time: 06/18/2018, 1130 EDT
Registration: N584J
Aircraft: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC J250
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

According to the flight instructor in the light sport airplane, the pilot in the left seat had not flown for a while and was receiving instruction to complete a flight review. The airplane was equipped with a single control stick. During the landing flare, the pilot applied forward stick, and the airplane impacted the runway hard. The nose landing gear and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and came to a stop in the grass safety area.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts and lower fuselage.

The instructor asserted that he should have refused to instruct in an airplane with only one control stick.

Both pilots reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor's improper decision to provide instruction in an airplane with only one control stick.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)
Decision making/judgment - Instructor/check pilot (Factor)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown
Hard landing
Landing gear collapse

Landing-landing roll
Runway excursion (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 66, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/28/2016
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 6985 hours (Total, all aircraft), 22 hours (Total, this make and model), 6700 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 74, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: None None
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/10/1996
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 375 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 320 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 11 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JABIRU USA SPORT AIRCRAFT LLC
Registration: N584J
Model/Series: J250 SP
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Special Light-Sport
Serial Number: 347
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/01/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1320 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Jabiru
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: 3300
Registered Owner: Bill Odum
Rated Power: 120 hp
Operator: pharaoh llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KFDW, 578 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1515 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 201°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.14 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Columbia, SC (CUB)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: FAIRFIELD COUNTY (FDW)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 577 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5243 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 34.315833, -81.108611 (est)

Incident occurred June 02, 2019 at Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, New Mexico

UPDATE: State police confirm the plane landed safely and there were no reports of injuries.

State police were dispatched to Double Eagle Airport around noon after a report of a plane circling the airport and possibly attempting an emergency landing.

It is unclear how many occupants are in the plane but officials are on scene. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.koat.com

Piper PA-28-180, N15734: Incident occurred June 01, 2019 in Washington County, Iowa

Wayland Flyboys LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N15734

CALLER REPORTS SEEING A SINGLE ENGINE PLANE, SMALL LIKE A "PIPER" PLANE HAD GONE DOWN AFTER WHAT SOUNDED LIKE THE ENGINE HAD DIED. 

LOCATION IS 1-1/2 MILES TO NW OF THE CALLERS LOCATION.

PLANE HAD DISAPPEARED BEHIND THE HILL AND HAS NOT COME UP. 

92-8 AND 92-15 RESPONDED. 

ALL OTHER EMERGENCY UNITS WERE DISREGARDED BEFORE ALL ARRIVED AND BEFORE CONTACT WAS MADE WITH AMBULANCE. 

PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE OUT OF THE PLANE, NO INJURES, SAFE LANDING. 

N15734 TAIL NUMBER. 

WATER HAD GOTTEN INTO THE FUEL CAUSING MOTOR FAILURE. 

PROBLEM WAS RESOLVED AND ASSISTANCE WAS GIVEN TO THE PILOT REMOVING AND FLYING THE PLANE OUT OF THE FIELD.

LAND OWNER WAS ADVISED.

Washington County Sheriff's Office

An airplane had to land in a field in Washington County Saturday. 

According to the Washington County Communications Office, at 10:41 a.m. dispatch was notified of a small single-engine plane going down after what sounded like the engine had died and it had disappeared behind a hill. 

It was in the 2000 grid of 210th Street, near the Highway 1 and Highway 92 intersection northwest of Washington. 

Washington County Sheriff’s personnel responded and located the pilot and passenger out of the plane after a safe landing.

There were no injuries. 

Water had gotten into the fuel causing engine failure.

The problem was resolved and the pilot was assisted in removing and flying the plane out of the field. 

The owner of the field was notified. 

Names of those involved were not released. 

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kciiradio.com

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N12267, accident occurred May 19, 2018 at DeFuniak Springs Airport (54J), Walton County, Florida


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


http://registry.faa.gov/N12267


Location: Defuniak Springs, FL
Accident Number: GAA18CA299
Date & Time: 05/19/2018, 1720 CDT
Registration: N12267
Aircraft: CESSNA 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis 

According to the student pilot, he was performing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings following his first cross-country solo flight. He reported that, during his last landing, the airplane touched down "all the way to the right side of the runway," so he aborted the landing. He shut off the carburetor heat and applied power, and the airplane's nose pitched up and turned left. The airplane impacted the grass safety area on the left side of the runway in a nose-down attitude. The airplane came to rest inverted after striking a drainage culvert and sustained substantial damage to the right-wing lift strut and aileron.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the aborted landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Object/animal/substance - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)
Roll over

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 28, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/02/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/24/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 35 hours (Total, all aircraft), 35 hours (Total, this make and model), 35 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 35 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N12267
Model/Series: 172 M
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17261911
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 3
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/20/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6123.4 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320
Registered Owner: ONVOI LLC.
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: ONVOI LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCEW, 185 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 19 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2222 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 279°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  6 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 11 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 210°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.99 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  Moderate - Haze; Moderate - In the Vicinity - Thunderstorms - No Precipitation
Departure Point: Defuniak Springs, FL (54J)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Defuniak Springs, FL (54J)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1300 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: DEFUNIAK SPRINGS (54J)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 289 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4146 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; 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: 30.731111, -86.153889 (est)

Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser, N1423P: Incident occurred July 05, 2019 at Dillingham Airport (PADL), Alaska -and- accident occurred May 19, 2018 at Vashon Municipal Airport (2S1), King County, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

July 05, 2019:  Aircraft landed hard.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1423P

Date: 05-JUL-19
Time: 18:29:00Z
Regis#: N1423P
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA14
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: DILLINGHAM
State: ALASKA

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

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


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


Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 
 
http://registry.faa.gov/N1423P


Location: Vashon, WA
Accident Number: GAA18CA290
Date & Time: 05/19/2018, 2000 PDT
Registration: N1423P
Aircraft: PIPER PA 14
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

According to the pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, his right foot inadvertently applied pressure to both rudder pedals during the takeoff roll. The airplane exited the left side of the runway, and the left wing struck a tree. The airplane ground looped to the left, and the right wingtip struck the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, elevator, and rudder.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll due to his right foot inadvertently applying pressure to both rudder pedals.

Findings

Aircraft
Rudder control system - Unintentional use/operation (Cause)
Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Miscellaneous/other
Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Runway excursion
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 72, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: 05/25/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/12/2016
Flight Time:   (Estimated) 868.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 167 hours (Total, this make and model), 868.3 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 21 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18.5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2.2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N1423P
Model/Series: PA 14 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1948
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1423
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/01/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1935 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, aided in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-320-A2B
Registered Owner: KANAKANAK FISHERIES INC.
Rated Power: 150 hp
Operator: KANAKANAK FISHERIES INC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSEA, 434 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0253 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 97°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 270°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.95 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Vashon, WA (2S1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Vashon, WA (2S1)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 2000 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: VASHON MUNI (2S1)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 316 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet 
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2001 ft / 60 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 47.458611, -122.476944 (est)