Friday, June 19, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper J3C-65 Cub, N25702; accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Elliott's Landing Airport (O74), Mount Victory, Ohio

Aviation Accident Factual 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; Columbus, Ohio

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Radial Enterprises LLC

Location: Mount Victory, Ohio 
Accident Number: CEN20CA233
Date & Time: June 17, 2020, 10:45 Local
Registration: N25702
Aircraft: Piper J3C-65 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 82, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: None
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: None
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed 
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 6, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 17, 2019
Flight Time: 2664 hours (Total, all aircraft), 45.5 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N25702
Model/Series: J3C-65 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1939 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 3666
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: May 6, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 10 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1880 Hrs 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: C-65
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 65
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: EDJ,1121 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 17 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 10:40 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 225°
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 40° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Mount Victory, OH (074)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mount Victory, OH (O74)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Elliott's Landing O74 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 1045 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A Aircraft
Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.372222,-83.511665(est)

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