Friday, September 10, 2021

Cessna A185F, N185BB: Accident occurred September 08, 2021 at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO), Washington

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Higher Power Aviation Inc

Location: Arlington, WA
Accident Number: WPR21LA339
Date & Time: September 8, 2021, 11:30 Local 
Registration: N185BB
Aircraft: Cessna A185F 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On September 8, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N185BB, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Arlington, Washington. The flight instructor, pilot rated student and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional.

The flight instructor of a tailwheel airplane reported that, after the pilot rated student performed several landings, he assumed control of the airplane to demonstrate a wheel landing. During the landing roll to runway 16, as the tailwheel touched down, the airplane veered to the right. While attempting to correct with brake and rudder, the airplane exited the right side of the runway and ground looped to the right. The left wing and horizontal stabilizer struck the surface.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the left wing, left horizontal stabilizer and elevator were substantially damaged. The tailwheel fitting spring attachment was partially fractured. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N185BB
Model/Series: A185F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KAWO,137 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C /11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 9500 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 170°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Arlington, WA
Destination: Arlington, WA

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 48.16075,-122.15902 

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