Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Loss of Control on Ground: Cub Crafters CCX-2000, N161BS; accident occurred July 27, 2021 at Roseburg Regional Airport (KRBG), Douglas County, Oregon

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

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


Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Accident Number: WPR21LA314
Date and Time: July 27, 2021, 10:00 Local 
Registration: N161BS
Aircraft: Cubcrafters CCX-2000 
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 landing on the grass airstrip, during the landing roll at a slow speed, the airplane veered to the left and ran off the runway. The right-wing was substantially damaged when it collided with a tree. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 the landing roll which, resulted in a runway excursion and collision with a tree.


Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Environmental issues Tree(s) - Effect on equipment

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 62, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: January 25, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 973 hours (Total, all aircraft), 27 hours (Total, this make and model), 875 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 24 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Passenger Information

Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification:
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cubcrafters 
Registration: N161BS
Model/Series: CCX-2000
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 
2021 Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: 00118
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: May 13, 2021 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 64.2 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed 
Engine Model/Series: CC3631
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 186
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KEUG, 374 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 10:00 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 350° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 13°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Cottage Grove, OR (61S)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Roseburg, OR 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:50 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: George Felt Airport 5S1
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 428 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10/28 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2300 ft / 100 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:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 43.214812,-123.40291

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