Saturday, April 24, 2021

Loss of Control on Ground: Bakeng Deuce, N19RG; accident occurred April 27, 2019 at Smith-Reynolds Airport (KINT), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina 
Accident Number: GAA19CA235
Date & Time: April 27, 2019, 16:30 Local 
Registration: N19RG
Aircraft: Bakeng BAKENG DEUCE
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after a three-point landing, during the landing roll, the airplane veered right and ground looped, and the right wing impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. 

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a ground loop.


Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline transport; Commercial 
Age: 53,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: October 16, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: April 16, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 20000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 8 hours (Total, this make and model), 18000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 720 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 240 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bakeng 
Registration: N19RG
Model/Series: BAKENG DEUCE No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2014 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 1017
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 18, 2018 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 76 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-D2J
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KINT, 970 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 00:54 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 353°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.88 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Shelby, NC (EHO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Winston Salem, NC (INT) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 15:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Smith Reynolds INT
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 969 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 22
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3938 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Straight-in

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: 36.133609,-80.221946(est)

1 comment:

  1. Even with 20,000 hours and 8 in type, he doesn't get to criticize the design of the airplane. How about, "even in relatively light winds, 20 degrees off of the runway heading, I lost control and ground looped".