Monday, March 30, 2020

Abnormal Runway Contact: Aeros Skyranger II, N75561; accident occurred July 16, 2019 at Webber Jones Airport (ME03), Brownville, Piscataquis County, Maine

View of airplane’s impact with trees and damage to lower fuselage.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Maine 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Location: Brownville, ME
Accident Number: GAA19CA425
Date & Time: 07/16/2019, 1300 EDT
Registration: N75561
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane bounced. He initiated a go around, but the airplane veered left, exited the runway to the left, and impacted trees.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
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: BasicMed With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/04/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/06/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 257 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8 hours (Total, this make and model), 9 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AEROS LTD
Registration: N75561
Model/Series: SKYRANGER II
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: SKR 0210262
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/15/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1257 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 159.48 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 912S
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 100 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: KGNR, 400 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Light and Variable 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Brownville, ME (ME03)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Brownville, ME (ME03)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1240 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: Webber Jones (ME03)
Runway Surface Type: Gravel
Airport Elevation: 400 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2500 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: 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: 45.336111, -69.050833 (est)

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