Sunday, October 11, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Socata TBM 700, N850TJ; accident occurred November 02, 2018 at Corvallis Municipal Airport (KCVO), Benton County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Corvallis, OR
Accident Number: GAA19CA061
Date & Time: 11/02/2018, 1000 PDT
Registration: N850TJ
Aircraft:Socata TBM 700 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane suddenly rolled left. He quickly corrected, landed, and then taxied to the ramp without further incident. He conducted a postflight inspection and found that the left wing tip had struck the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left aileron.

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 lateral control of the airplane during landing, which resulted in a wing strike.


Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Attempted remediation/recovery
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age:62, Male 
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/08/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2445 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1617 hours (Total, this make and model), 2359 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 9 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Socata
Registration: N850TJ
Model/Series: TBM 700 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 568
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/16/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 7024 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 1259 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-66D
Registered Owner: Skoro Anton T Trustee
Rated Power: 850 hp
Operator: Skoro Anton T Trustee
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCVO, 250 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1707 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 59°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 700 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 2100 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 170°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.25 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 15°C / 14°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Boise, ID (BOI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Destination: Corvallis, OR (CVO)
Type of Clearance: IFR
Departure Time: 0900 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Corvallis Muni (CVO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation:249 ft 
Runway Surface Condition:Dry 
Runway Used: 17
IFR Approach: RNAV; Visual
Runway Length/Width: 5900 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries:1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude:  44.497222, -123.289444 (est)

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