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Collision During Landing: Barrows Bearhawk, N719JS; accident occurred December 16, 2019 at Nampa Municipal Airport (KMAN), Canyon County, Idaho

View of Accident Airplane.
Federal Aviation Administration

View of Accident Airplane from Right Wing.
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: Nampa, ID
Accident Number: WPR20CA043 
Date & Time: 12/16/2019, 1230 MST
Registration: N719JS
Aircraft: JOHN Sample BEARHAWK
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

According to the pilot, after an uneventful flight, he verified the current weather conditions about 10 miles from the airport and subsequently entered the airport traffic pattern, at which point he elected to conduct a "grass landing." The airplane touched down normally, but during the landing roll he observed an obstacle in the middle of the "runway." The pilot was unable to react before the right main landing gear impacted a knoll and the airplane ground looped. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing was substantially damaged.

The airplane landed on an area of grass between the runway and taxiway when it impacted the grassy knoll. According to the airport manager, pilots are advised to land and takeoff on published runways only as prescribed under the airport policy page of the airport's website. This information is not available in the airport's chart supplement.

The pilot indicated that he checked the chart supplement for pertinent airport information, which did not include any restrictions about landing on the grass area between the taxiway and runway.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/12/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/01/2019
Flight Time:  583 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 504.6 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4.9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JOHN Sample
Registration: N719JS
Model/Series: BEARHAWK No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental; Normal
Serial Number: 050-91/92-796
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 02/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 34 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 678.1 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-54-B485
Registered Owner: DMC Air LLC
Rated Power: 260 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: , 2537 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 1235 MST
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 20°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.5 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nampa, ID (MAN)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nampa, ID (MAN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1120 MST
Type of Airspace:Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Nampa Muni (MAN)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 2537 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Rough; Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.580000, -116.520000 (est)

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