Friday, August 13, 2021

Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub, N4018E: Accidents occurred August 12, 2021 and May 27, 2018

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: ANC21LA072 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

August 12, 2021:  Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.


Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N4018E
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA-18-150
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 91
City: LIME VILLAGE
State: ALASKA


Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Kenai, AK
Accident Number: GAA18CA303
Date & Time: 05/27/2018, 1300 AKD
Registration: N4018E
Aircraft: PIPER PA18
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis 

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll, the airplane ground looped to the left.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and lift struts.

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

The automated weather observation station located about 5 miles north of the accident airport reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 220° at 7 knots. The airplane landed on runway 36.

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 the landing roll with a tailwind.

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues Tailwind - Effect on operation
Crosswind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 64, 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 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 03/02/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 04/14/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 3 hours (Total, this make and model), 600 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 10 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: PIPER
Registration: N4018E
Model/Series: PA18 150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 18-7809040
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1750 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner: WILLIAMS, MATTHEW S.
Rated Power: 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: PAEN, 92 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 5 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2053 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 359°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 12000 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 220°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.67 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 13°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (LHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kenai, AK (0AA7)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1200 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: KALIFONSKY MEADOWS (0AA7)
Runway Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 65 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 36
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2539 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 60.490000, -151.235000 (est)

Czech Sport Aircraft PiperSport, N643JK: Accident occurred August 12, 2021 at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (KSMO), California

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; Los Angeles, California

Santa Monica Flyers Inc


Location: Santa Monica, CA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA317
Date & Time: August 12, 2021, 10:35 Local 
Registration: N643JK
Aircraft: CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT AS PIPER SPORT
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CZECH SPORT AIRCRAFT AS
Registration: N643JK
Model/Series: PIPER SPORT
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:
Altimeter Setting: 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 34.015822,-118.4513 (est)


Stemme S10-VT, N631AM: Incident occurred August 12, 2021 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

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

Glider landed gear up on a grass runway at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida.


Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 13:26:00Z
Regis#: N631AM
Aircraft Make: STEMME GMBH GLIDER
Aircraft Model: S10-V
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: LAKELAND
State: FLORIDA

Beechcraft 77 Skipper, N3873Y: Accident occurred August 12, 2021 in Stanley, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: WPR21LA316

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft experienced a loss of power on takeoff and struck a fence attempting to make emergency landing near Moriarty Municipal Airport (0E0),Torrance County, New Mexico.


Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 17:43:00Z
Regis#: N3873Y
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: 77
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: INITIAL CLIMB (ICL)
Operation: 91
City: MORIARTY
State: NEW MEXICO





Lancair IV-P, N27EL: Incident occurred August 12, 2021 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Buncombe County, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charlotte, North Carolina

Aircraft nose gear collapsed after departing Runway 35 at Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL),  Buncombe County, North Carolina.


Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 19:45:00Z
Regis#: N27EL
Aircraft Make: EXPERIMENTAL
Aircraft Model: LANCAIR IV P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: ASHEVILLE
State: NORTH CAROLINA

Piper PA-28-140, N1651J: Accident occurred August 12, 2021 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah

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; Salt Lake City, Utah
Location: Panguitch, UT
Accident Number: WPR21LA319
Date & Time: August 12, 2021, 19:00 Local
Registration: N1651J
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140 
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N1651J
Model/Series: PA-28-140 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
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: KBCE,7589 ft msl
Observation Time: 18:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 14 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /6°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 200°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.31 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Panguitch, UT
Destination: Panguitch, UT

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 37.845222,-112.39194 (est)

North American T-28B Trojan, N392W: Accident occurred August 12, 2021 at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (KPLU), Puyallup, Washington

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: WPR21LA318 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aircraft landed gear up causing a small brush fire which damaged the aircraft at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (KPLU), Puyallup, Washington.

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Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 21:45:00Z
Regis#: N392W
Aircraft Make: NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model: T-28B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PUYALLUP
State: WASHINGTON



SOUTH HILL, Washington - The Pierce County Sheriff's Office says the person on board a plane that caught fire and crashed at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field has safely made it off the plane.

The North American T-28B Trojan crashed around 2:15p.m. Thursday. 

The pilot was the only person on board at the time, he is being evaluated by medics on scene.

Officials say the plane was arriving at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field to have work done when it had an issue with the landing gear.



Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N555SM: Incident occurred August 12, 2021 at Walla Walla Regional Airport (KALW), Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Spokane, Washington

Aircraft struck the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights with the propeller during landing at Walla Walla Regional Airport (KALW), Washington. 

Date: 12-AUG-21
Time: 15:45:00Z
Regis#: N555SM
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WALLA WALLA
State: WASHINGTON