Monday, January 25, 2021

Controlled Flight Into Terrain: Condor, N3502X; accident occurred July 04, 2020 in Freedom, Outagamie County, Wisconsin




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Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Freedom, WI
Accident Number:CEN20CA275 
Date & Time: 07/04/2020, 2030 CDT
Registration: N3502X
Aircraft: CONDOR CONDOR
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Controlled flight into terr/obj (CFIT)
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot said he was flying over his home's driveway with a passenger so a family member could take pictures as he flew over. He said he descended to an altitude he thought was above wires at the end of his driveway, which he estimated were 25 ft above the ground. As he tracked along the driveway he added full power to climb when he was about 500 ft from the wires, but the powered parachute climbed slowly and the left wheel caught a wire. The aircraft descended into the ground, substantially bending and damaging the aircraft fuselage structure that included the parachute attachment point. The pilot indicated there were no mechanical anomalies with the aircraft that contributed to the accident. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 60, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/24/2020
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/27/2019
Flight Time:  287 hours (Total, all aircraft), 50 hours (Total, this make and model), 287 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CONDOR
Registration: N3502X
Model/Series:CONDOR 
Aircraft Category: Powered Parachute
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental Light Sport
Serial Number:A114CDR 
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 11/14/2007, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1100 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 89 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:  as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotax
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: 582ULDCDI-99
Registered Owner: Conrad William A
Rated Power: 65 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time:
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 29 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C / 16°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Oneida, WI
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Freedom, WI
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1945 CDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 44.376389, -88.271389 (est)

Collision During Landing: Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer, N7208D; accident occurred July 4, 2020 in Tyonek, Alaska


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Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Tyonek, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA066
Date & Time: 07/04/2020, 1330 AKD
Registration: N7208D
Aircraft: Piper PA22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/land
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that, during landing on a remote, unimproved airstrip, the airplane bounced, and the pilot decided to go around. During the takeoff climb, the airplane impacted tall vegetation at the end of the airstrip. The left wing and horizontal stabilizer sustained substantial damage.

The pilot stated there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot stated that the airstrip was sloped upward in the direction of landing, and the temperature was very warm, which limited the airplane's performance. He stated that the accident may have been prevented if he had considered the go-around limitations before attempting to land.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial; Remote
Age: 33, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Unmanned (sUAS)
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 02/14/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  1054 hours (Total, all aircraft), 150 hours (Total, this make and model), 954 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 250 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 65 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N7208D
Model/Series: PA22 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 22-5032
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:4 
Date/Type of Last Inspection:
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 150
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAEN, 92 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 47 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 145°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 12°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Birchwood, AK (BCV)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1200 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

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: 61.220000, -152.160000 (est)

Loss of Control in Flight: Beechcraft A23 Musketeer, N8868M; accident occurred July 05, 2020 near Sedona Airport (KSEZ), Yavapai County, Arizona





Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 
https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket

    
Location: Sedona, AZ
Accident Number: WPR20CA205
Date & Time: 07/05/2020, 1030 MST
Registration: N8868M
Aircraft: Beech 23
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot reported that after engine start, he listened to the automated weather observation system (AWOS) that reported the wind from 270o at 3 knots. The pilot considered the density altitude; however, it was not reported on the AWOS. The pilot taxied out to runway 03 and began the takeoff roll. About mid-field the airplane lifted off and began a slow climb. Crossing the end of the runway, the airplane yawed and then began to lose altitude. After the airplane exited the airport boundary, which was on a plateau, the airplane continued to lose altitude and descended the sloped terrain. Unable to gain airspeed or maintain altitude, the pilot initiated a forced landing to a road. During the landing, the right main and nose landing gear collapsed. The right wing and lower fuselage were substantially damaged.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The elevation of the airport is 4,830 ft mean sea level. At the time of the accident, the density altitude was calculated to be 7,700 ft. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 55, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 11/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/30/2020
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 9800 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model), 97 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N8868M
Model/Series: 23 A23
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: M-606
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/28/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 17 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 2799.98 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-346-A
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 165 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light:Day 
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSEZ, 4827 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1035 MST
Direction from Accident Site: 72°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 240°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Sedona, AZ (SEZ)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Destination: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1030 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Sedona (SEZ)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4830 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:  5132 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing:None 

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: 34.863889, -111.791944 (est)

Airbus A319-114, N318NB: Incident occurred January 24, 2021 at Tampa International Airport (KTPA), Hillsborough County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aircraft struck multiple birds during departure.  

Delta Air Lines Inc


Date: 24-JAN-21
Time: 16:35:00Z
Regis#: N318NB
Aircraft Make: AIRBUS
Aircraft Model: A319
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: COMMERCIAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 121
Aircraft Operator: DELTA AIRLINES
Flight Number: DAL2084
City: TAMPA
State: FLORIDA

Landing Gear Collapse: Beech F33A Bonanza, N727P; accident occurred July 06, 2020 at Roberts Field Airport (KRDM), Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon





Aviation Accident Factual 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; Hillsboro, Oregon

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Leading Edge Aviation Inc


Location: Redmond, OR
Accident Number: WPR20CA213
Date & Time: 07/06/2020, 1030 PDT
Registration:N727P 
Aircraft: Beech 33
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear collapse
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The purpose of the flight was for both flight instructors to perform a proficiency flight with one another since they hadn't flown recently (due to the COVID-19 pandemic). After performing maneuvers in the practice area, they opted to return back to the departure airport to conduct touch-and-go practice takeoffs and landings. After the right-seated flight instructor made two landings, the left-seated flight instructor conducted the landing. After touchdown, while the airplane was in the landing roll, the left-seated flight instructor manipulated the landing gear lever to the "up" position instead of the flap lever. Both instructors realized the mistake and attempted to move the gear lever back to the "down" position, but the left landing gear had already collapsed. The landing gear continued to retract, and they became airborne. After performing troubleshooting of the landing gear and performing a flyby, they decided to land at another airport with more facilities.

The right-seated flight instructor performed the landing at the alternate airport and the airplane rolled on all three landing gear for about 1,000 ft. The left landing gear then collapsed and the airplane veered off the runway. The left aileron sustained damage as a result of the gear collapse. The left-seated flight instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He thought that when he put the landing gear lever up, the airplane's speed was fast enough that the squat switch did not prevent the gear from being retracted.

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 26, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 10/18/2019
Flight Time: 1477 hours (Total, all aircraft), 15 hours (Total, this make and model), 1412 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 58 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/13/2020
Occupational Pilot:Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/19/2019
Flight Time: 1202 hours (Total, all aircraft), 39 hours (Total, this make and model), 1115 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 63 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N727P
Model/Series: 33 F33A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: CE-425
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/06/2020, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3400 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 35 Hours
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 6448 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-520-BB10B
Registered Owner: Leading Edge Aviation Inc
Rated Power: 285 hp
Operator: Leading Edge Aviation Inc
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRDM, 3084 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1714 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 79°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 130°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Redmond, OR (RDM)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0930 PDT
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Roberts Field (RDM)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3081 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7006 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Straight-in; Touch and Go

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 44.254167, -121.152222

Stinson 108-3 Voyager, N6252M: Accident occurred July 01, 2020 at Nikolai Airport (PAFS), Alaska




Aviation Accident Factual 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; Anchorage, Alaska

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

  
Location: Nikolai, AK
Accident Number: ANC20CA063
Date & Time: 07/01/2020, 1630 AKD
Registration:N6252M 
Aircraft: Stinson 108
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

The pilot reported that he was departing a remote off-airport landing site in his tailwheel-equipped airplane. After assessing the physical site, which was sloped on both ends and the current weather conditions, he selected a takeoff direction and a takeoff abort point. During the departure roll, the airplane failed to accelerate past 40 knots, exited the departure area and impacted brush and trees. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operations.

In the recommendation section of the NTSB Accident/Incident Reporting Form 6120.1, the pilot listed several ways that the accident could have been prevented which included a more accurate assessment of the departure site, the establishment of a more prominent takeoff abort speed/point, or if he had been more proficient in aborted takeoffs. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 01/28/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/06/2019
Flight Time:  1700 hours (Total, all aircraft), 368 hours (Total, this make and model), 754 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 29 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 16 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Stinson
Registration:N6252M 
Model/Series:108 3 
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture:1948 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 108-4252
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats:
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/22/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.:2401 lbs 
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540 B4B5
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 235 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 0053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 21°C / 8°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nikolai, AK
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Palmer, AK
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G 

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: 62.553056, -153.381944

Piper PA-14 Family Cruiser, N4265H: Accident occurred January 24, 2021 in Anchorage, Alaska

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.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Angel Aviation Inc


Location: Anchorage, AK
Accident Number: ANC21LA012
Date & Time: January 24, 2021, 17:28 Local
Registration: N4265H
Aircraft: Piper PA-14 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4265H
Model/Series: PA-14 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: PAMR,138 ft msl 
Observation Time: 16:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 0°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

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: 61.210591,-149.8406

Loss of Control in Flight: Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow, N3725T; accident occurred July 06, 2020 at Samuels Field Airport (KBRY), Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky



Aviation Accident Factual 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; Louisville, Kentucky

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Bardstown, KY
Accident Number: ERA20CA240
Date & Time: 07/06/2020, 1140 EDT
Registration: N3725T
Aircraft: Piper PA28R
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The commercial pilot reported that he was preparing for a flight instructor practical examination, with a flight instructor onboard acting as a student pilot. After demonstrating several normal and short field takeoff and landings, the commercial pilot began to demonstrate a soft field takeoff. The commercial pilot reported that he "smoothly applied full power" and verified that the engine instruments were operating normally. He further reported that shortly after liftoff, while the airplane was in ground effect, the left wing dipped, and he attempted to correct the lateral bank with right aileron, however the left-wing continued drop. Subsequently, the flight instructor stated, "we're stalling!" as the airplane touched down on the left side of the runway in a nose high, left wing down attitude. The airplane veered off the runway and the right main landing gear collapsed. During the runway excursion, the right wing sustained substantial damage. Neither pilots reported any preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 37, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/18/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/23/2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 273 hours (Total, all aircraft), 69 hours (Total, this make and model), 191 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 23 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 6 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Instrument Airplane
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 10/18/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 03/05/2020
Flight Time: 1252 hours (Total, all aircraft), 77 hours (Total, this make and model), 1185 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper
Registration: N3725T
Model/Series: PA28R 180
Aircraft Category:Airplane 
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate:Normal 
Serial Number: 28R-30031
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 06/23/2020, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3272.3 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: IO-360-B1E
Registered Owner: Ralsten Aircraft Leasing LLC.
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: NexGen Aviation LLC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: BRY, 669 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1135 EDT
Direction from Accident Site: 206°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 3 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction:200° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A 
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point:27°C / 21°C 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Louisville, KY (LOU)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bardstown, KY (BRY)
Type of Clearance: VFR Flight Following
Departure Time: 1020 EDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Samuels Field (BRY)
Runway Surface Type:Asphalt 
Airport Elevation: 668 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5003 ft / 75 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.814444, -85.499722 (est)





























WARRANTY:  There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage.  All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING.  Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.) 

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:    1967 Piper PA-28R-180 N3725T, sn: 28R-30031, Hobbs 3280.5

The last annual inspection was accomplished on 06/23/20 at TTA 3272.3

ENGINE: Lycoming IO-360-B1E, sn: L-3767-51A, TSN: 3280.5, TSMOH: 1470

The last 100 hour inspection was accomplished on 06/23/20 at TTE 3272.3, TSMOH 1461.8

PROPELLER:   McCauley 3D36C415-C/G82NGA-8, sn: 90748, TSPOH  1061.5

The last 100 hour inspection was accomplished on 06/23/20 at TTP 3272.3, TSMOH 1053.3

EQUIPMENT:   
Garmin GTN 750
Garmin GTX-345
King KMA 24
Narco MK12D
PM 3000 11931H 

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On July 6, 2020, upon take off from Samuel Fields, KY (BRY), pilot was too low and slow and stalled the airplane.  The aircraft landed hard on the runway causing the right main landing gear to drive through the right wing.  The aircraft proceeded to skid off the runway approximately 70 feet.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  BRY – Bardstown, KY

REMARKS:   

Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 

Salvage is as is/where is. 

The posting information is the best to our knowledge. 

An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 

LOGS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE.