Saturday, December 12, 2020

Abnormal Runway Contact: Van's RV-6, N1407W; Accident occurred June 17, 2020 at Clovis Municipal Airport (KCVN), Curry County, New Mexico





Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket


Location: Clovis, New Mexico 
Accident Number: WPR20CA185
Date & Time: June 17, 2020, 12:30 Local 
Registration: N1407W
Aircraft: Vans RV 6 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abnormal runway contact
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial 
Age: 82,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: December 16, 2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: September 9, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 27000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 420 hours (Total, this make and model), 22500 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 8.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 8.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans 
Registration: N1407W
Model/Series: RV 6 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 60382
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 24, 2020 Condition 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 10 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 416 Hrs
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-360-A1A
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 180 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: KCVN,4216 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 12:56 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 324°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: New Braunfels, TX (BAZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Clovis, NM (CVN)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 10:00 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Clovis Muni CVN
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4215 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:7200 ft / 150 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.426666,-103.077499(est)

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