Sunday, July 04, 2021

Loss of Control on Ground: Lockwood Aircam, N760JJ; accident occurred July 04, 2020 in Ooltewah, Hamilton County, Tennessee

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; Nashville, Tennessee

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Ooltewah, Tennessee
Accident Number: ERA20CA254
Date & Time: July 4, 2020, 19:45 Local
Registration: N760JJ
Aircraft: Lockwood AIRCAM 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


According to the pilot, he performed several water touch and go landings on different lakes and elected to perform one more before going back to the destination airport. During the landing, the airplane banked to the right, the right float touched the water, and the airplane veered "sharply" to the right. It struck the bank of the lake resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. The airplane came to rest on the bank and the pilot and passenger egressed without issue. The pilot reported no preimpact 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 landing.


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

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Collision during takeoff/land

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 59,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Front
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 23, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: December 17, 2019
Flight Time: 6075 hours (Total, all aircraft), 503 hours (Total, this make and model), 6075 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 119 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 27 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Lockwood 
Registration: N760JJ
Model/Series: AIRCAM No Series 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2015 
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: AC-176
Landing Gear Type: Retractable 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: August 24, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 2 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 346 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: 912ULS
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 100 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: CHA,688 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 19:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 248°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 25000 ft AGL
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 4 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 210° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C / 21°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Collegedale, TN (FGU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Collegedale, TN (FGU)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 18:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Collegedale Muni FGU
Runway Surface Type: Water
Airport Elevation: 860 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Water-choppy
Runway Used: IFR 
Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: Touch and go

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: 35.079723,-85.050277


  1. This guy again...what is this like the 3rd or 4th in the past 2 years?