Friday, August 13, 2021

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

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; Anchorage, Alaska


Location: Rohn, Alaska
Accident Number: ANC21LA072
Date and Time: August 12, 2021, 15:45 Local
Registration: N4018E
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Piper 
Registration: N4018E
Model/Series: PA-18-150
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 62.293727,-153.37426 


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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

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

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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

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. 


Location: Stanley, New Mexico
Accident Number: WPR21LA316
Date and Time: August 12, 2021, 11:00 Local
Registration: N3873Y
Aircraft: Beech 77
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 12, 2021, about 1100 mountain daylight time, a Beech 77 Skipper, N3873Y, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Stanley, New Mexico. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations
Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that, during the climbout, the airplane maintained only a 200 fpm climb rate. He added that 3 days earlier, under similar atmospheric conditions and airplane loading, the airplane maintained a climb rate of 500 fpm. A performance calculation for the accident flight revealed that the airplane’s climb rate should have been at least 410 fpm. The pilot further reported that the airplane would not climb higher than 6,700 feet mean sea level and decided to maneuver the airplane towards the destination airport. About 300 feet above the ground, as he maneuvered to the southeast to follow a road, the pilot noticed that the terrain was rising and elected to perform a precautionary landing. Shortly after touchdown, the airplane struck a cattleguard post and the slid upright 200 feet to a stop.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the right wing was substantially damaged. The wreckage was recovered to a secure location for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Beech
Registration: N3873Y
Model/Series: 77 NO SERIES
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: KAEG, 5837 ft msl 
Observation Time: 09:47 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 41 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 8 knots / , 190°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Albuquerque, NM (KAEG) 
Destination: Borger, TX (KBGD)

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: 35.167793,-105.96872 (est)





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

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

Buno 138314 LLC


Location: Puyallup, WA 
Accident Number: WPR21LA318
Date & Time: August 12, 2021, 14:43 Local
Registration: N392W
Aircraft: North American T-28B
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On August 12, 2021, about 1443 Pacific daylight time, a North American T-28B airplane, N392W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in at Pierce County Airport - Thun Field (PLU) Puyallup, Washington. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he performed a short field landing and touched down on the numbers. During the landing rollout, the nose landing gear started to shimmy, and the airplane began to veer to the left of the runway. The pilot attempted to correct the drift with right brake, but was unsuccessful. As per Pilot Operating Handbook emergency procedure for nose shimmy, the pilot retracted the landing gear. The airplane slid down the runway into the adjacent grass area and started a grass fire.

The airplane was recovered and secured for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: North American
Registration: N392W
Model/Series: T-28B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 47.10392,-122.2872 (est)



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