Monday, March 02, 2020

Cessna 402C Utiliner, N290CA: Incidents occurred March 01, 2020 and August 23, 2019 at Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS), Massachusetts

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boston, Massachusetts

March 01, 2020:  Aircraft preparing to get fuel, rolled forward and struck a fuel truck. 


Hyannis Air Service Inc operating as Cape Air


https://registry.faa.gov/N290CA


Date: 01-MAR-20

Time: 19:50:00Z
Regis#: N290CA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS


August 23rd, 2019


August 23, 2019:  Aircraft on taxi to depart struck N409BK which was parked.

Date: 23-AUG-19
Time: 21:16:00Z
Regis#: N290CA
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 135
City: BOSTON
State: MASSACHUSETTS

Kitfox 7 Super, N92MH: Accident occurred February 28, 2020 at Kosciusko-Attala County Airport (KOSX), Mississippi

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi

Aircraft on takeoff lost control then experienced a stall, impacted the ground nose down, flipped, and struck the tail.

https://registry.faa.gov/N92MH

Date: 28-FEB-20
Time: 21:02:00Z
Regis#: N92MH
Aircraft Make: KITFOX
Aircraft Model: 7 SUPER
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: KOSCIUSKO
State: MISSISSIPPI

Zenair CH601XL, N601ND: Accident occurred February 29, 2020 near Cabool Memorial Airport (KTVB), Texas County, Missouri

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, St. Ann, Missouri

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


https://registry.faa.gov/N601ND


Location: Cabool, MO
Accident Number: CEN20LA107
Date & Time: 02/29/2020, 1534 CST
Registration: N601ND
Aircraft: Zenith CH601
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Unknown

On February 29, 2020, at 1534 central standard time, an experimental amateur-built Zodiac 601XLB, N601ND, was involved in an accident near the Cabool Memorial Airport (TVB), Cabool, Missouri. The pilot and passenger were uninjured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, the cockpit filled with black smoke "suddenly" after departing TVB. The engine then sputtered and ceased operating. He attempted to return to TVB but landed in field short of the runway.

The airplane was recovered and will be examined. 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Zenith
Registration: N601ND
Model/Series:CH601 XL 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: Yes
Operator: Pilot
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  
Altimeter Setting:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cabool, MO (TVB)
Destination: Rolla/Vichy, MO

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: 37.132500, -92.083889 (est)


TEXAS COUNTY, Missouri -- Two men avoided serious injuries after a plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Texas County near Cabool.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 86-year-old pilot and a 66-year-old passenger, both from Rolla, escaped from the plane without major injuries.

The plane went down around 3:30 p.m. near Highway PP and Hamilton Creek Road.

The pilot told state troopers that the cockpit filled with smoke when he took off from the Cabool airport. The crash happened while the pilot tried to return to the airport.

Missouri Highway Patrol says this marks the fourth crash in Troop G territory, which mainly covers southern Missouri, in recent months.

A viewer tells KY3 that the pilot suffered cuts on his hand from the glass, but otherwise seemed okay.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ky3.com

Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain, N1872H: Incident occurred March 01, 2020 at Hatch Municipal Airport (E05), Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft declared an emergency due to engine failure, landed and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N1872H

Date: 01-MAR-20
Time: 00:05:00Z
Regis#: N1872H
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA31
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: HATCH
State: NEW MEXICO

Sonex Waiex, N555WX: Incident occurred February 28, 2020 near Las Cruces International Airport (KLRU), Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aircraft lost engine power and landed in the desert.

https://registry.faa.gov/N555WX

Date: 28-FEB-20
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N555WX
Aircraft Make: SONEX
Aircraft Model: WAIEX
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LAS CRUCES
State: NEW MEXICO

LAS CRUCES - The Federal Aviation Administration reports the plane that crashed Friday at the Las Cruces Airport lost engine power on departure and landed in the desert near the airport. 

Dan Trujillo, a spokesperson for the Las Cruces Police Department, reports no one was injured in the crash. 

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are heading the investigation. 

LAS CRUCES - Several local and state law enforcement agencies responded Friday afternoon to reports that a small plane had crashed just east of the Las Cruces International Airport. 

Dan Trujillo, a spokesperson for the Las Cruces Police Department, reports no one was injured in the crash. Dusty Francisco, a spokesperson for New Mexico State Police, described the crash as minor, and said it involved a small, two-seater aircraft.

After a brief investigation at the site, authorities said the investigation would be turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board to discover the cause of the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.lcsun-news.com

Piper PA-28-140, N79HA: Incident occurred February 28, 2020 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aircraft departed and experienced insufficient engine power and attempted to return to runway but landed on airport property and gear collapsed.

https://registry.faa.gov/N79HA

Date: 28-FEB-20
Time: 21:40:00Z
Regis#: N79HA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: COLUMBIA
State: TENNESSEE

Piper PA-39 Twin Comanche, N313WC: Incident occurred March 01, 2020 in Crosbyton, Crosby County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aircraft lost engine power and landed in a field.

Dutchmann Aviation LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N313WC

Date: 02-MAR-20
Time: 01:54:00Z
Regis#: N313WC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA30
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: CROSBYTON
State: TEXAS

Piper PA-28-140, N491D: Incident occurred February 29, 2020 in Boscobel, Grant County, Wisconsin

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aircraft lost engine power and landed in a field.

Key City Flyers

https://registry.faa.gov/N491D

Date: 29-FEB-20
Time: 19:25:00Z
Regis#: N491D
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: BOSCOBEL
State: WISCONSIN

Cessna 150M, N407WJ: Fatal accident occurred February 28, 2020 near Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (KPIL) , Texas

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas
Textron Aviation; Wichita, Kansas

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N407WJ

Location: Port Isabel, TX
Accident Number: CEN20FA108
Date & Time: 02/28/2020, 1949 CST
Registration: N407WJ
Aircraft: Cessna 150
Injuries: 1 Fatal
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On February 28, 2020 at 1949 central standard time, a Cessna 150M airplane, N407WJ, impacted terrain about 1.5 miles east of the Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport (PIL), Port Isabel, Texas. The private pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the airplane's co-owner, about 1530, the pilot asked him if he'd like to perform some touch and go landings at PIL. The co-owner stated he could not go on the flight.

Preliminary air traffic control radar data showed the airplane departed runway 13 about 1943. The airplane conducted one left traffic pattern flight and it could not be determined if the airplane performed a touch and go, or a go-around. The airplane then turned left crosswind for runway 13, and the last radar target indicated the airplane was at 250 ft above ground level and 125 knots ground speed.

The airplane wreckage was located on March 1, 2020.

Postaccident examination revealed the airplane impacted mesquite trees and terrain, and a postimpact fire ensued. The outboard 8 ft of the left wing and portions of the nose landing gear were located near the initial impact point. The cockpit, fuselage, right wing, and empennage were consumed by fire. Flight control cable continuity was established from the cockpit to all flight control surfaces.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N407WJ
Model/Series: 150M
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: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: PIL, 18 ft msl
Observation Time: 1953 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 7°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / , 120°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.36 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Port Isabel, TX (PIL)
Destination: Port Isabel, TX (PIL)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Fatal
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: On-Ground
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Fatal
Latitude, Longitude: 26.165833, -97.330278 (est)

Those who may have information that might be relevant to the National Transportation Safety Board investigation may contact them by email eyewitnessreport@ntsb.gov, and any friends and family who want to contact investigators about the accident should email assistance@ntsb.gov.

Piper PA-28-151 Warrior, N228JS: Accident occurred February 29, 2020 at New Castle Airport (KILG), New Castle County, Delaware

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aircraft was hand cranked by the pilot was struck in the head by the propeller. 

https://registry.faa.gov/N228JS

Date: 29-FEB-20
Time: 14:25:00Z
Regis#: N228JS
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA28
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: WILMINGTON
State: DELAWARE




NEW CASTLE, Delaware (WPVI) -- A freak accident involving a single-engine plane sent a man from New Castle, Delaware to the hospital.

Officials say Andrew Lipsett was at New Castle County Airport around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

As he attempted to hand crank the aircraft's propeller, the propeller hit him in the head.

He was taken to a local hospital.

There was no word on his condition.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://6abc.com

A Wilmington man was sent to the hospital Saturday morning after being struck in the head by an airplane propeller at New Castle Airport.

At around 9:20 a.m., the man was trying to start his single-engine airplane. He was unsuccessful, so he got out of the plane to start it manually. That's when the propeller hit him in the head, Delaware Bay Port Authority officials said.

The man was unresponsive when he was taken to the hospital. It is unknown what his condition is at this time, authorities said.

Original article ➤ https://www.delawareonline.com

Loss of Engine Power (Total): Cessna 172P Skyhawk, N5448K; accident occurred September 25, 2017 near Guam International Airport (PGUM), Tamuning, Guam









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

Additional Participating Entity: 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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


Location: Tamuning, GU
Accident Number: WPR17LA216
Date & Time: 09/25/2017, 1715 LCL
Registration: N5448K
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of engine power (total)
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Personal - Sightseeing 

On September 25, 2017, about 1715 local time, a Cessna 172P airplane, N5448K, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain following a loss of engine power near Guam International Airport (PGUM), Tamuning, Guam. The commercial pilot and two passengers were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Sky Guam Aviation, Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 sightseeing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from PGUM at 1650.

The pilot reported that the accident flight was scheduled as a 20-minute local sightseeing flight, and that it was his last flight of the day. He conducted a normal preflight and reported no issues during the beginning of the flight. While enroute, the pilot noticed fire sparks with smoke on the left side and smoke started to fill the cabin. The pilot opened the left window to disperse the smoke. He did not observe fire, but the smoke continued to accumulate in the cockpit. Shortly after, the engine lost power and the airplane started to shake violently. The pilot decided to return to the airport and made a mayday call to inform the tower of the engine failure. While enroute to the airport, he attempted to restart the engine, but he was unsuccessful. The pilot realized he did not have sufficient altitude to land on the runway and initiated a forced landing to a nearby field. The airplane landed short of the airport perimeter fence.

Due to the location of the accident, representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were not available for post-accident examination oversight. A local mechanic and an employee from Sky Guam Aviation, Inc. conducted the post-accident examination of the airplane. They stated that they found evidence of oil around the No.4 engine cylinder and observed that the intake pipes were wet and shiny. They found that the oil dipstick/filler cap was not screwed into the filler neck, and the oil quantity indicated zero. The pilot told them that he checked the oil level before the first flight of the day and had flown the airplane ten more times that day but did not check the oil level prior to those flights.

The Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) required the pilot to check the engine oil quantity and confirm that the oil dipstick/filler cap is secured before each flight.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Balloon
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 02/22/2016
Flight Time:  1669 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1469 hours (Total, this make and model), 1492 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 305 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 101 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Registration: N5448K
Model/Series: 172P 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17274115
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/27/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9874.8 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
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: PGUM, 250 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 0754 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 77°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 30°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29.85 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 25°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Tamuning, GU (GUM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Tamuning, GU (GUM)
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 1655 LCL
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: GUAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GUM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 305 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Rough
Runway Used: 06R
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 10014 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 13.477778, 144.777500 (est)

Abrupt Maneuver: Piper J3C-65, N38365; accident occurred September 16, 2017 in Hanover Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Main Wreckage From Front
Federal Aviation Administration

Fuselage From Left Side
Federal Aviation Administration

View From Tail
Federal Aviation Administration

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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allegheny, Pennsylvania

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/N38365


Location: Hanover Township, PA
Accident Number: ERA17LA328
Date & Time: 09/16/2017, 1649 EDT
Registration: N38365
Aircraft: PIPER J3C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Abrupt maneuver
Injuries: 2 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 



On September 16, 2017, about 1649 eastern daylight time, a Piper J3C-65, N38365, was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain while maneuvering near Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and pilot-rated passenger received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local personal flight that departed Herron Airport (7G1), New Cumberland, West Virginia. The airplane was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

According to the pilot, he and the passenger made two previous local flights that day before the accident flight. During the third flight of the day, approximately 1,000 ft above ground level, he started a left turn and the airplane rolled over into an inverted attitude. The pilot further stated, "in a bat of an eye it rolled over." He then corrected the roll and when the airplane was straight and level, he saw some tree tops. He tried to pull up, but the airplane contacted the tree tops and impacted the ground. The pilot stated there were no mechanical issues with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations.

According to the pilot-rated passenger, they were flying along with friends, who were flying their airplanes. One of their friend's airplanes passed them to the left and they were going to turn left and follow it. During the turn to the left, the airplane rolled over. She further stated, "it rolled over so fast she could not believe it." They contacted some tree tops and impacted the ground. She stated there were no mechanical issues with the airplane that would have precluded normal operations.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the airplane had sustained damage to the forward and aft wing spar on the left wing. The right main landing gear was separated. One propeller blade was bent. The bulkhead fuel tank was ruptured. Cable continuity was established to all flight controls. 



Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 23, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Rear
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 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/17/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/30/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 230 hours (Total, all aircraft), 195 hours (Total, this make and model), 40 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.5 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Pilot-Rated Passenger Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 24, Female
Airplane Rating(s): 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): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/30/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/30/2017
Flight Time: 127 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0 hours (Total, this make and model) 



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N38365
Model/Series: J3C 65
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1941
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 6973
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/10/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1220 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3200 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: C91A installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: C-90-8
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 90 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: KPIT, 1203 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 9 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2051 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 105°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 3800 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 6500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 120°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 17°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV (7G1)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: NEW CUMBERLAND, WV (7G1)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1630 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.523611, -80.406389 (est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Van's RV6-A, N812SM; accident occurred September 13, 2017 at Kelly Air Park (CO15), Elbert County, Colorado




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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

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/N812SM


Location: Elbert, CO
Accident Number: CEN17LA367
Date & Time: 09/13/2017, 1337 MDT
Registration: N812SM
Aircraft: MILLER STEVEN M RV6 A
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On September 13, 2017, about 1337 mountain daylight time, a Vans RV-6 experimental airplane, N812SM, registered to the pilot, sustained substantial damage when it impacted the ground following a loss of control during an attempted go-around at Kelly Airpark (CO15), Elbert, Colorado. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight originated from the La Junta Municipal Airport (LHX), La Junta, Colorado, at 1300.

The pilot stated that he was 5 miles south of CO15 and called the automated weather observing system (AWOS) via radio. He stated that the AWOS reported wind from 280° at 24 knots with gusts of 32 knots. He called AWOS again while entering the base leg for runway 27 and the reported wind again was from 280° with gusts of 32 knots. Upon turning to final, the pilot felt the strong wind and added power to stay higher than a normal approach. With flaps set to 40°, the pilot decreased power and started to flare. He stated that the wheels hit hard and the airplane bounced, and a gust of wind moved the airplane to the south off the runway. After another bounce, the pilot added power and attempted a go-around. The airplane struck a cistern to the left of the runway, a fence, and came to rest inverted.

A witnesses stated that there were strong wind gusts at the time of the accident. The nearest weather reporting facility was located about two miles from the accident site, and at 1329, the wind was reported from 280° at 21 knots with gusts of 25 knots. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, Male
Airplane Rating(s): 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/07/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 11/02/2016
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1414 hours (Total, all aircraft), 795 hours (Total, this make and model), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MILLER STEVEN M
Registration: N812SM
Model/Series:  RV6-A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Serial Number: 23302
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 01/15/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1600 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1185 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: O-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: MNH, 7060 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1329 MDT
Direction from Accident Site: 270°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 10000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 12000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 21 knots / 25 knots
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction: 290°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: 
Altimeter Setting: 30.1 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 2°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: LaJunta, CO (LHX)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Elbert, CO (CO15)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1300 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: Kelly Airpark (CO15)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 7040 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 27
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 1700 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Go Around 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 39.224722, -104.640000 (est)