Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR, N62130; accident occurred August 16, 2020 at Jefferson County International Airport (0S9), Port Townsend, Washington



Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Washington

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 


Location: Port Townsend, Washington 
Accident Number: WPR20CA271
Date & Time: August 16, 2020, 08:00 Local 
Registration: N62130
Aircraft: Ryan ST3KR 
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: 62,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 14, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 16, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 692 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 648 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 27 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Ryan
Registration: N62130
Model/Series: ST3KR 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1943
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1812
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: November 21, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1850 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3500 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Kenner Motors Inc
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: R55
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
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: K0S9
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Port Townsend, WA (0S9) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Port Townsend, WA (0S9) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 07:55 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Jefferson County Intl 0S9 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 110 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27 IFR
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3000 ft / 25 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and go;Traffic pattern

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: 48.05389,-122.810554(est)

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