Monday, November 30, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Seele XPA-18 Super Cub, N113MX; accident occurred July 18, 2020 at Reno/Stead Airport (KRTS), Nevada

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Reno, Nevada
Accident Number: WPR20CA230
Date & Time: July 18, 2020, 07:50 Local 
Registration: N113MX
Aircraft: Seele XPA-18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 35,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: September 25, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 136.1 hours (Total, all aircraft), 31.3 hours (Total, this make and model), 79.9 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 72.6 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 28.8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3.7 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Seele
Registration: N113MX
Model/Series: XPA-18 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2015
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 002
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 17, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 100 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 373.8 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated Engine Model/Series: IO-360
Registered Owner: Rated Power: 190 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: KRTS,5053 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:15 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 48°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: /
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 3°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Redding, CA (RDD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Reno, NV (RTS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 06:15 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Reno/Stead RTS 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 5050 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 08 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7608 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None Aircraft Damage: Substantial
1 None Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A Aircraft
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.663055,-119.881668(est)

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