Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Kitfox Super Sport, N338RW; accident occurred June 22, 2020 in St. Anthony, Fremont County, Idaho

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Bushwhacked LLC

Location: St Anthony, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR20CA231
Date & Time: June 22, 2020, 21:00 Local
Registration: N338RW
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
The tailwheel-equipped airplane veered to the right and exited the side of the runway into an alfalfa field during an attempted takeoff. The airplane subsequently went through the airport perimeter fence, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage and left wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 during takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion, contact with the airport perimeter fence, and subsequent nose over.
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information
History of Flight
Takeoff Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Pilot Information
Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 56,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 2, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 2, 2018
Flight Time: (Estimated) 5233 hours (Total, all aircraft), 185 hours (Total, this make and model), 31 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)
Passenger Information
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:
Page 3 of 5 WPR20CA231
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
Aircraft Make: CHAD LEWIS 
Registration: N338RW
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2013 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: KA09119159
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: February 26, 2020 Continuous airworthiness
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1550 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 49 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 309 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Installed, activated
Engine Model/Series: 912 ULS
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 100 Horsepower
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Meteorological Information and Flight Plan
Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Dawn
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRXE,4862 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 217°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 130° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: St Anthony, ID (U12)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: St Anthony, ID (U12) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 20:30 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information
Airport: Stanford Field U12
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4966 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4500 ft / 50 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: 43.946666,-111.692222(est)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.