Saturday, December 12, 2020

Loss of Control on Ground: Van's RV-8, N998HG; Accident occurred June 29, 2020 at McMinnville Municipal Airport (KMMV), Yamhill County, Oregon


Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Hillsboro, Oregon

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: McMinnville, Oregon 
Accident Number: WPR20CA200
Date & Time: June 29, 2020, 15:25 Local
Registration: N998HG
Aircraft: Vans RV-8 
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: 58,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: BasicMed Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 19, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 19, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 876 hours (Total, all aircraft), 641 hours (Total, this make and model), 833 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Vans
Registration: N998HG
Model/Series: RV-8 Undesignated
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 80305
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 26, 2020 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1800 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 21 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 715 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: YIO-360-M1B
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: KMMV, 159 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 15:20 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 70°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots / 18 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 190° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Aurora, OR (UAO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: McMinnville, OR (MMV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 15:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: McMinnville Muni MMV 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 162 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22 IFR
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:5420 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and go

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: 45.194442,-123.136108(est)

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