Friday, November 19, 2021

CubCrafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS, N2YQ: Accident occurred November 17, 2021 at Mackay Airport (U62), Custer County, Idaho

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; Boise, Idaho 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Scott Ayer Interests LLC

Location: Mackay, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA036
Date and Time: November 17, 2021, 14:30 Local 
Registration: N2YQ
Aircraft: CUBCRAFTERS INC CC11-160
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N2YQ
Model/Series: CC11-160 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSUN,5306 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 39 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -2°C /-11°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 140°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.36 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 43.910972,-113.60355 (est)

A pilot took a hard landing at the Mackay Airport last Wednesday, according to Airport Manager TJ Park, causing the plane to flip over as it was slowing down.

Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy Shade Rosenkrance was called to the airport at about 2:30 p.m. and reported pilot Jeff Wells of Mackay was not injured. The CubCrafters CC11-160 Carbon Cub SS he was flying suffered minimal damage, Rosenkrance said, and was upright when the deputy arrived.

Park wasn’t at the airport when the accident occurred, but he said a nurse driving on U.S. Highway 93 witnessed the incident. The nurse saw Wells make a couple of attempts to land, according to Park, until he ultimately failed. The nurse rushed over to see if the pilot was OK and called emergency responders, Park said.

Ken Day was one of the EMS providers called to the accident. He said Wells was practicing touch-and-go landings on the dirt runway. One of the wheels under the wings caught in some soft dirt, Day said, and the plane’s forward momentum made it flip over.

Rosenkrance arrived at the airport about 15 minutes after the ambulance crew.

“I was there for safety and communication with the FAA,” the deputy said. “Basically I was the middle man.” Rosenkrance called Federal Aviation Administration investigators and turned the accident over to them.

As a sheriff’s deputy and the Custer County search and rescue coordinator, Rosenkrance said he doesn’t see many plane accidents at the Mackay Airport.

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