Sunday, December 05, 2021

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 180C, N9193T; accident occurred July 04, 2021 at Ogden-Hinckley Airport (KOGD), Weber County, Utah

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; Salt Lake City, Utah

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Ogden, Utah
Accident Number: WPR21LA275
Date and Time: July 4, 2021, 08:35 Local
Registration: N9193T
Aircraft: Cessna 180C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot in the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after landing, he made a right turn onto a taxiway and exited the runway at a high speed. The airplane subsequently ground looped, substantially damaging the left wing when it collided with the ground. 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 taxiing at high speed, which resulted in a ground loop.


Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Airspeed - Incorrect use/operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi-from runway Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 53, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver time limited special 
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 18, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N9193T
Model/Series: 180C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1960 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 50693
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: Unknown 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
Engine Model/Series: O-470
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: KOGD,4470 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 08:53 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 44°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 10°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Ogden, UT 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4472 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 17/35 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5195 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: 41.19507,-112.01219 (est)

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