Tuesday, June 09, 2020

OMF-100-160, N225CK: Accident occurred June 02, 2020 at Glendale Municipal Airport (KGEU), Maricopa County, Arizona

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona


Location: Glendale, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20LA165
Date & Time: 06/02/2020, 1930 MST
Registration: N225CK
Aircraft: Omf 100
Injuries:2 None 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On June 2, 2020, about 1930 mountain standard time, a Symphony Aircraft Industries, Inc. OMF-100-160 airplane, N225CK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU), Glendale, Arizona. The airline transport pilot and pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that neither occupant observed any anomalies during their preflight inspection. They departed uneventfully and remained within the airport traffic pattern while they took turns performing touch and goes. After the pilot-rated passenger completed five normal landings, the pilot took the controls in the airport traffic pattern and configured the airplane for his approach. Following a normal touchdown, the pilot heard a loud thud and the airplane veered to the right. He applied left aileron and left rudder to return the airplane to the runway center. However, after the pilot subsequently applied brake pressure, the airplane rapidly departed the right runway edge, the right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest. According to the occupants, none of their previous touchdowns were hard.

Preliminary photographs provided by the airport manager's office showed substantial damage to the right horizontal stabilizer. The right main landing gear separated at the gear leg root and several structural tubes had failed.

A section of the right main landing gear was retained for further examination. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Omf
Registration: N225CK
Model/Series: 100 160
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: , 1071 ft msl
Observation Time: 1948 MST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 38°C / 6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 9 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.81 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Glendale, AZ (GEU)
Destination: Glendale, AZ (GEU)

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: 33.530000, -112.300000 (est)

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