Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Stinson 108-2 Voyager, N9726K: Accident occurred August 12, 2020 at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport (KGWS),

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; Salt Lake City, Utah


Location: Glenwood Springs, CO
Accident Number: CEN20LA345
Date & Time: 08/12/2020, 0800 MDT
Registration: N9726K
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On August 12, 2020, about 0800 mountain daylight time (MDT), a Stinson 108, N9726K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The commercial pilot and the flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, upon touchdown, the airplane immediately "lurched" to the right. He attempted to correct to no avail. The airplane turned to the left, then back to the right and a ground looped occurred. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot stated that neither occupant was actuating the brakes at the time of the landing and reason for the "lurch" could not be explained.

A wreckage examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Model/Series:108 2
Aircraft Category:Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.508333, -107.310556 (est)

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