Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mooney M20-F, N7786M: Accident occurred August 13, 2014 at Rimrock Airport (48AZ), Yavapai County, Arizona

Airplane wreckage and damage to the left wing. 
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Airplane location relative to the runway’s departure end. 
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

Propeller showing torsional twisting and S-bending.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

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

http://registry.faa.gov/N7786M


Location: Rimrock, AZ
Accident Number: WPR14LA343
Date & Time: 08/13/2014, 0730 MST
Registration: N7786M
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries:1 Serious, 1 Minor 
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On August 13, 2014, about 0730 mountain standard time, a Mooney M20F airplane, N7786M, collided with terrain during a go-around at the Rimrock Airport (48AZ), Rimrock, Arizona. The private pilot received minor injuries and the passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight departed Show Low Regional Airport (KSOW), Show Low, Arizona, about 0630 and was destined for Apple Valley, California.

During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot reported that he received several weather briefings, but the weather was not improving as anticipated. The visibility was above visual flight rule (VFR) minimums, and the ceiling was greater than 2,000 ft above ground level, but he wanted to land, and get an updated weather briefing.

He decided to land at the nearest airport, which was the Rimrock Airport. He said he had not landed there previously, and did not know the runway was sloped downhill. It had rained earlier, the runway was wet, and when he applied the brakes the airplane started to skid. He decided to go-around but did not get the flaps up before the airplane travelled off the end of the runway and impacted terrain.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/01/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 09/17/2013
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Registration: N7786M
Model/Series: M20F NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-0034
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/01/2014, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2740 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: I0360 SER
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  7 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 2000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Show Low, AZ (KSOW)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Apple Valley, CA (KAPV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0630 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: RIMROCK (48AZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3575 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Wet
Runway Used: 23
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2300 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion:None 
Total Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 34.650556, -111.786111




















Loss of Engine Power (Partial): Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche, N7981Y; accident occurred July 17, 2014 at Othello Municipal Airport (S70), Adams County, Washington

Right wing damage
 Federal Aviation Administration

Left Wing damage
Federal Aviation Administration

Left Engine
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N7981Y

Location: Othello, WA
Accident Number: WPR14LA298
Date & Time: 07/17/2014, 1515 PDT
Registration: N7981Y
Aircraft: PIPER PA 30
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (partial)
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 17, about 1515 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-30 twin-engine airplane, N7981Y, was substantially damaged following a partial loss of power on the left engine, and a collision with terrain during takeoff/initial climb at the Othello Municipal Airport, Othello, Washington. The private pilot and the three passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to Warden Air, LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. An instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The airplane was departing at the time and was destined for Klamath Falls, Oregon.

The pilot reported that during the power up for takeoff, the left engine revolutions per minute (RPM) was 2,200 while the right engine was 2,600 RPM. He leaned the mixture on the left engine to bring the RPM up to 2,600 and proceeded with the takeoff. After the takeoff roll he initiated a climb and noted that the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) on the left engine was much higher than the EGT of the right engine. The left engine RPM suddenly dropped to 2,000 RPM and the airplane yawed to the left and started to descend. The pilot was unable to overcome the yaw and descent, and the airplane impacted the ground.

The pilot reported that he should not have leaned the left engine for takeoff.

A review of the left engine's logbook revealed a logbook entry dated March 21, 2014 indicating that the fuel flow divider had been removed, repaired, and reinstalled. The fuel servo and turbocharger had also been removed, repaired, and reinstalled. The entry also noted that a flow test was performed, the engine was run tested and checked for leaks, and returned to service. The pilot did not provide the time the airplane had flown since the maintenance work was completed.

The NTSB did not respond to the accident site and the wreckage was retained by the insurance company. Prior to examination, the wreckage and engines were sold for salvage and no longer available for examination. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 45
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/26/2013
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/15/2013
Flight Time:  756 hours (Total, all aircraft), 82 hours (Total, this make and model), 681 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 18 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N7981Y
Model/Series: PA 30 NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1966
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30-1082
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2381 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: WARDEN AIR LLC
Rated Power: 160 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMWH, 1188 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 27 Nautical Miles
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site: 322°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: Variable
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.8 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 34°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Othello, WA (S70)
Type of Flight Plan Filed:IFR
Destination: Klamath Falls, OR (KLMT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1525 PDT
Type of Airspace:Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: Othello Municipal (S70)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1149 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 25
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4000 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None
Latitude, Longitude: 47.316667, -119.133333

Loss of Control on Ground: Piper PA-22-135 Tri-Pacer, N1107C; accident occurred December 18, 2019 at Caldwell Industrial Airport (KEUL), Canyon County, Idaho

Damage to the fuselage.
Federal Aviation Administration

Right wing damage.
Federal Aviation Administration


Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N1107C

Location: Caldwell, ID
Accident Number: WPR20CA048
Date & Time: 12/18/2019, 1130 MST
Registration: N1107C
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The student pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during landing on runway 12, the airplane bounced and entered a nose high attitude. The student pilot aborted the landing, applied full engine power and pushed the nose down while leveling the wings, before he applied left rudder to crab the airplane into the wind. The airplane touched down a second time with the longitudinal axis of the airplane not aligned with the runway. The airplane veered left and exited the left side of the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane came to rest upright in the soft dirt terrain.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The airport's automated weather observation station reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 80° at 8 knots.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 67, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/04/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:   1282 hours (Total, all aircraft), 34 hours (Total, this make and model), 1224 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N1107C
Model/Series: PA-22-135
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-953
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/02/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1951 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 16 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3646 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-290-D
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 135 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEUL, 2431 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1956 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 0°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 80°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Caldwell, ID (EUL)
Type of Clearance:None
Departure Time: 1100 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: CALDWELL INDUSTRIAL (EUL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2431 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5500 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and Go; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion:None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.643889, -116.636944

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N22905: Accident occurred December 15, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan


Yokota Flight Training Center

https://registry.faa.gov/N22905

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N22905

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Piper PA-28-235, N9097W: Accident occurred December 10, 2019 at Bowman Regional Airport (KLOU), Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N9097W


Location: Louisville, KY
Accident Number: ERA20LA053
Date & Time: 12/10/2019, 1303 EST
Registration: N9097W
Aircraft: PIPER PA28
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On December 10, 2019, about 1303 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-28-235, N9097W, was substantially damaged during landing at Bowman Field Airport (LOU), Louisville, Kentucky. The commercial pilot was not injured The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed from Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, Bowling Green, Kentucky, about 1215.

The pilot stated that he was on the return-leg of a two-leg round-trip flight and he contacted the LOU air traffic control tower and reported a 3 mile left base position for runway 24. He was cleared for a visual approach to runway 24 and began descending to traffic pattern altitude while he performed before landing procedures, and reduced speed. He turned onto the final leg of the airport traffic pattern for runway 24 and descended to the runway using the visual approach slope indicator (VASI) for reference with no "irregular indications of plane operation." Automated terminal information service "zulu" was current and included wind from 280° at 7 knots. He maintained approach speed with a slight crosswind configuration and descended. When in ground effect he began to flare the airplane, when suddenly the nose "jerked down" and he was unable to physically manipulate the control yoke. The airplane impacted the pavement of runway 24 with the nose gear, causing it to collapse. He added that the airplane was at a speed just above the stall light activation airspeed. The airplane came to rest at about the runway aiming point, left of the runway center line with the nose and left main landing gears in grass, and the right main landing gear wheel still on runway.

The pilot secured the electrical system, turned off the fuel selector and exited the airplane.

The airplane was recovered and retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N9097W
Model/Series: PA-28-235
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLOU, 546 ft msl
Observation Time: 1253 EST
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: -1°C / -12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 280°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Bowling Green, KY (BWG)
Destination: Louisville, KY (LOU) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.230833, -85.657778 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Luscombe 8A Silvaire, N45606; accident occurred December 04, 2019 at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kansas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Wichita, Kansas 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N45606


Location: Baldwin City, KS
Accident Number: CEN20LA029
Date & Time: 12/04/2019, 1657 CST
Registration: N45606
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On December 4, 2019, at 1657 central daylight time, a Luscombe 8A, N45606, was substantially damaged during takeoff at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Kansas. The private pilot and flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Dusk visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from K64 at 1605.

The flight instructor was conducting a Part 61.56 flight review of the pilot at the time of the accident. The pilot just completed a "good" wheel landing and was going to attempt an additional takeoff so that he could perform a three-point landing.

During the takeoff roll, when the airplane was about 600 ft down runway 16 (3,030 ft by 80 ft, dry turf), it crossed over the runway centerline towards the right. The pilot applied left rudder control input, but the airplane continued to the right. The airplane then went off the runway and into a soft and muddy farm field where it nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage.

The pilot stated there was no mechanical malfunction/failure of the airplane. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/09/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:12/04/2019 
Flight Time:  717 hours (Total, all aircraft), 335 hours (Total, this make and model), 717 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 56, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/08/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/22/2018
Flight Time:   1131 hours (Total, all aircraft), 448 hours (Total, this make and model), 1063 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 70 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 14 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N45606
Model/Series: 8A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1946
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 2133
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/07/2019, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1337 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1754 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: C90-12
Registered Owner: Pilot
Rated Power:90 hp 
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LWC, 833 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1652 CST
Direction from Accident Site: 360°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1605 CDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 890 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry; Soft
Runway Used: 16
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3030 ft / 80 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.836111, -95.181944 (est)

Location: Baldwin City, KS

Accident Number: CEN20LA029
Date & Time: 12/04/2019, 1657 CST
Registration: N45606
Aircraft: Luscombe 8A
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

On December 4, 2019, at 1657 central standard time, a Luscombe 8A, N45606, veered off runway 16 (3,030 feet by 80 feet, dry turf) during takeoff, nosed over, and impacted terrain at Vinland Valley Aerodrome (K64), Baldwin City, Kansas. The private pilot and flight instructor were uninjured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and empennage. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight originated from K64 at 1605.

The pilot stated that when the airplane was about 600 feet down runway 16 during takeoff roll, it crossed over the runway centerline towards the right. He applied left rudder control input, but the airplane continued to the right. The airplane then went off the runway and into a soft and muddy farm field where it nosed over.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Luscombe
Registration: N45606
Model/Series: 8A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: LWC, 833 ft msl
Observation Time: 1652 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C / 1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Calm / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Baldwin City, KS (K64)
Destination: Baldwin City, KS (K64)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.836111, -95.181944 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Javron PA-18 Replica Super Cub, N864SC; accident occurred December 03, 2019 in Nephi, Juab County, Utah

Airplane at Accident Site

Airplane Inverted (left side)

Airplane Inverted (right side)

Airplane Inverted (side view)

Airplane Inverted (showing lake)


Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N864SC

Location: Nephi, UT
Accident Number: WPR20CA036
Date & Time: 12/03/2019, 1639 MST
Registration: N864SC
Aircraft: JAVRON PA-18 Replica
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot stated that he was planning to perform an off-airport landing on the shore of a reservoir where he had successfully landed many times before. After an approximate 30-minute flight, the pilot configured the airplane for landing on the shoreline. During touchdown, the passenger, who was positioned in the rear-seat, inadvertently applied the brakes. Because of the brakes being depressed on touchdown, the airplane immediately nosed-over coming to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing strut.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 38, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/27/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 07/25/2019
Flight Time:  8716 hours (Total, all aircraft), 61 hours (Total, this make and model), 8230 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 145 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 54 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: JAVRON
Registration: N864SC
Model/Series: PA-18 Replica
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2017
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: JA1607094
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/29/2019, Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines:  Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 130 Hours
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-A1A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held:None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPVU, 4497 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 21 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1656 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 17°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  20 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 25.65 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 3°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nephi, UT (U14)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Nephi, UT (U14)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1615 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Nephi Muni (U14)
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 5022 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Vegetation
Runway Used: N/A
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 39.878611, -111.857222 (est)