Friday, March 20, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N1132W; accident occurred March 18, 2020 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Broomfield, Colorado

View of damage to the lower left side longeron 
Federal Aviation Administration 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Denver, CO
Accident Number: CEN20CA128
Date & Time: 03/18/2020, 1200 MDT
Registration: N1132W
Aircraft:Cessna 172 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries:1 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

According to the pilot, during the first touch and go landing of the day, she landed on the runway with 30° of flaps. She prepared to take off again and retracted the flaps and added engine power. The airplane veered to the left and the pilot retarded the throttle and applied right rudder. The pilot affirmed that she "didn't supply adequate rudder," and the airplane exited the left side of the runway and collided with the runway sign. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower left fuselage longeron. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 21, Female
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: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/24/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/20/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 106 hours (Total, all aircraft), 104.4 hours (Total, this make and model), 20 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 16.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1.7 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N1132W
Model/Series:172 S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 172S10125
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/17/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2558 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5919.2 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-L2A
Registered Owner: C Flying K Aviation Llc
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: C Flying K Aviation Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KBJC, 5595 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1805 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 179°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 7000 ft agl
Visibility:  20 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 110°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.82 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Denver, CO (BJC)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Denver, CO (BJC)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1154 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5673 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7002 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go

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: 39.908889, -105.117222 (est)

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