Sunday, December 13, 2020

Abnormal Runway Contact: Cessna 152, N5314M; Accident occurred June 23, 2020 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Hollywood, Broward County, Florida








Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

My Way Aviation LLC

American Flight Training LLC
doing business as Wayman Aviation Academy 


Location: Hollywood, Florida 
Accident Number: ERA20CA225
Date & Time: June 23, 2020, 09:45 Local
Registration: N5314M
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Student pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 22, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
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 1 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 3, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 54 hours (Total, all aircraft), 54 hours (Total, this make and model), 2 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N5314M
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 15284528
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 15, 2020 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1670 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-235
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: HWO,8 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 09:48 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 160° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Hollywood, FL (HWO) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Hollywood, FL (HWO)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 09:40 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class C

Airport Information

Airport: North Perry HWO
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10R 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3255 ft / 100 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: 26.001111,-80.240837(est)

6 comments:

  1. Perhaps it's just me - does he say that the ASI wasn't working so he thought he'd have another attempt?

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    1. It came unstuck after not working on the first roll, so no more worry, went for another go. Might have to knuckle-tap the ASI glass and keep it freed up next time...

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  2. Good grief. Yet another 50+ hour student solo making a basic airmanship error when he should already have his PPL. Did I miss something over the past three decades since I was a 19 year old 45 hour freshly minted PPL like others and today's students just can't pick it up at the same pace?

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    1. Nailed it! In the 70s had my licence in 35 hrs including a 172/Warrior checkout!

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    2. Not sure about this operation, but a lot of the South Florida schools are pulling students from India and China. The language gap often adds time, but I imagine there's more pressure to push students through rather than telling them they're not cut out for it and sending them back.

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    3. Yep but it's not just SoFL. I'm in metro Atlanta and my home GA airport of KPDK has a lot of foreign students and not just from Asia/India (well pre-Covid the last I heard anyway). So the question remains if the language barrier slows up the training, and it does happen, then perhaps these flight schools need to have a litmus test of sorts for English proficiency before accepting a student into flight training. I mean English is the only official international language for ATC communications so that should be mastered before even stepping in a cockpit for a first lesson. ATC personnel and we pilots communicate fast over the radio in busy airspace and for good reason. This has to be extra difficult for a foreigner who only recently learned basic English.

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