Friday, July 09, 2021

Loss of Control on Ground: Cub Crafters CCX-2000, N536SJ; accident occurred July 07, 2021 at Independence State Airport (7S5), Polk 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: Independence, Oregon
Accident Number: WPR21LA274
Date and Time: July 7, 2021, 11:30 Local 
Registration: N536SJ
Aircraft: SCOTT MILLS 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, he was landing with a light wind. Upon touchdown, the airplane veered to the left and the pilot applied right rudder control and brake, but the airplane exited the runway and ground looped. The right wing collided with the ground and sustained substantial damage. 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 loss of directional control while landing, which resulted in a runaway excursion and subsequent ground loop.


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

Factual Information

History of Flight

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 33, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 4, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: May 19, 2021
Flight Time: 774 hours (Total, all aircraft), 0 hours (Total, this make and model), 36.8 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Pilot-rated passenger Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 21, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 25, 2020
Flight Time: 294.8 hours (Total, all aircraft), 139.5 hours (Total, this make and model), 21.3 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: SCOTT MILLS
Registration: N536SJ
Model/Series: CCX-2000 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2019 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Unknown
Serial Number: CCX-2000-0071
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
Engine Model/Series: CC363I
Registered Owner:
Rated Power:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Pearson, WA (VUO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Independence, OR
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 179 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 34
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 3002 ft / 60 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: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 44.867152,-123.19824 (est)

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