Sunday, November 29, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 170B, N8193A; accident occurred July 20, 2020 at Monroe County Airport (KBMG), Indiana




Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis, Indiana

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Accident Number: CEN20CA296
Date & Time: July 20, 2020, 15:23 Local
Registration: N8193A
Aircraft: Cessna 170B 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 61,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 27, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: April 8, 2019
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8193A
Model/Series: 170B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 25045
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: C145 SERIES
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 145 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BMG,846 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 14:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 310°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Noblesville, IN (I80)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bloomington, IN (BMG) 
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 14:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Monroe County Airport BMG
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 846 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17 
IFR Approach: None 
Runway Length/Width: 6500 ft / 150 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

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: 39.160556,-86.541389

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