Saturday, January 11, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Fisher FP-202 Koala, N47CV; accident occurred November 14, 2019 at Harnett Regional Jetport Airport (KHRJ), Erwin, Harnett County, North Carolina

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Erwin, NC
Accident Number: GAA20CA087
Date & Time: 11/14/2019, 1620 EST
Registration: N47CV
Aircraft: Fisher FP 202 KOALA
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, while taking off, the airplane bounced, veered right, exited the runway, and impacted vegetation.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The 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 020° at 3 knots. The airplane was departing from runway 5.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
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: 12/17/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/17/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 521 hours (Total, all aircraft), 76 hours (Total, this make and model), 508 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Fisher
Registration: N47CV
Model/Series: FP 202 KOALA
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built:Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 08224
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/30/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 825 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 215 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Volkswagen
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series:Type-1
Registered Owner:On file
Rated Power:60 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: KHRJ, 198 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2115 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 229°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 5000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.29 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Erwin, NC (HRJ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Erwin, NC (HRJ)
Type of Clearance:None
Departure Time: 1620 EST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Harnett Rgnl Jetport (HRJ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 201 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 05
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 35.380278, -78.732222 (est)

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