Saturday, September 04, 2021

North Wing M-Pulse II: Incident occurred September 04, 2021 at Braceville Airport (41N), Newton Falls, Trumbull County, Ohio



A number of law enforcement personnel, EMS and fire officials were on scene in Braceville Township Saturday after an aircraft crashed into a tree at the Braceville Airport.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a motorized hang glider and its pilot, a 71-year-old man from Saxonburg, Pennsylvania struck a tree shortly after takeoff around 10:20 a.m.

He was reported to be between 30 and 40 feet up in the tree.

The pilot sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken by life flight to St. Elizabeth Youngstown for treatment. Officials on scene told 21 News that the pilot suffered an ankle injury and may need surgery.

A friend of the pilot spoke with 21 News at the scene and told us the pilot has been flying aircraft like this for around 40 years without incident.

The motorized hang glider is not required to be registered by the FAA.

Crews were on scene until 1 p.m. working to get the hang glider out of the tree.

Impairment from alcohol or drugs is not a factor according to OSP.

The crash is under investigation.






TRUMBULL COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) — After a trike wing aircraft crashed into a tree at Braceville Airport Saturday morning, various rescue crews were called to assist, Warren Township Fire reported.

The pilot was reportedly injured in the crash, and rescue teams helped get the person out of the plane, which was stuck up about 30 feet off the ground.

After the pilot was taken to a nearby trauma center, the crews got to work removing the aircraft and were reportedly able to successfully get it down without any injuries

Braceville Fire Department, Newton Falls Joint Fire District, Southington Volunteer Fire Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol all worked together in rescue efforts.


   


NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – An accident took place on State Route 5 near the Braceville Airport in Braceville Township, Newton Falls.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers in Warren said a motorized hang glider was stuck in a tree about 30 feet in the air.

“Gentleman’s a tough, tough gentleman,” said fire chief Todd Garland.

OSP reports said the 71-year-old pilot is conscious and alert, but suffered a compound fracture on his left leg, a broken collarbone and a few other injuries. He was flown to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown.

Numerous fire departments, and ambulances are on scene were able to get pilot out of the glider and down from the tree.

“Would up being about 35-36 feet in the air. The plane was inverted, hanging from the front tire, his leg was stuck in there, the whole nine yards. He was wedged,” Garland said.

OSP said the crash took place shortly after takeoff shortly after 10 a.m. He crashed in a swampy area, which made rescue difficult.

The pilot made a left turn, then crashed into the trees.

“It was working off the top of 40-foot extension ladders trying to cut limbs down and get — he was just tangled — he just hung and was twisted right in the middle of all the trees,” Garland said.

The pilot’s friend Felipe Amunategui witnessed the incident. He isn’t sure how it happened but they’ve been flying for over 40 years and very rarely see this happen.

“He took off, seemed uneventful. It was climbing out and in a usual manner, makes a left turn, which is typical when you’re flying out of the pattern and then suddenly the turn became more steep and abrupt and the aircraft is now flying in a southerly direction and it struck the treeline,” Amunategui said.

“Everybody worked great. We had awesome crews, awesome guys. I can’t thank these guys enough honestly,” Garland said.

Warren OSP is continuing to investigate the crash.

Incident occurred September 04, 2021 at Smith Field Airport (KSMD), Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana





FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – A plane crashed at Smith Field Airport this afternoon.

According to the Fort Wayne Police activity log, officers were called to Smith Field for an aircraft accident around 2:30 p.m. today.

There, a small plane crashed, coming to a rest upside down on the airfield near the airport’s Cook Road entrance.

The pilot was the only person on board and has no reported injuries.

After the aircraft- which was not from Fort Wayne- took off from Smith Field, it had to turn back, possibly to refuel, and “had some issues landing” at the field, said Joe Marana, the director of operations and facilities for the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority in an interview with WANE 15.

Marana said in the 4 p.m. interview the plan was to have the runway operating again within 30 minutes.

Marana said the city has had its “fair share of aircraft incidents around the Fort Wayne area the last couple of years,” and he said this incident is about the third one in the last two years.

With another runway open, people are still able to fly at Smith Field, and Fort Wayne International Airport is operating as usual.

At this time, the windy weather is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Officials are still investigating the incident.

Thatcher CX4, N306TA: Accident occurred September 09, 2021 in Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa

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; Des Moines, Iowa


Location: Marshalltown, IA
Accident Number: CEN21LA419
Date & Time: September 9, 2021, 15:30 Local 
Registration: N306TA
Aircraft: Thatcher CX4 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal
  
Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information
  
Aircraft Make: Thatcher
Registration: N306TA
Model/Series: CX4
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: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MIW,975 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 1.5 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 22°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 290°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.07 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Marshalltown, IA 
Destination: Marshalltown, IA
  
Wreckage and Impact Information
  
Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 42.1226,92.9455 (est)

Cessna 150L, N65987: Accident occurred September 03, 2021 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), Broward County, Florida

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; South Florida


Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 
Accident Number: ERA21LA381
Date & Time: September 3, 2021, 17:55 Local
Registration: N65987
Aircraft: Cessna 150L 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N65987
Model/Series: 150L
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: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Destination: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 26.198176,-80.172175 



FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (WSVN) - A plane has skidded off a runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

7Skyforce HD hovered over the airport just after 6 p.m., Friday, where the small aircraft could be seen resting on its wings.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 150L crashed and flipped over while the pilot was practicing taking off and landing at the airport.

According to fire rescue, two people were on board the plane at the time and were not injured.




MIAMI, Florida  (CBSMiami) – A single-engine plane ended upside down Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport.

Authorities said there were two occupants aboard, who were able to get out uninjured.

No other details had been released on this incident.

Loss of Control in Flight: Exec 162F, N57AN; accident occurred September 10, 2020 in Kenansville, Osceola County, Florida




Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Sarah Business LLC


Location: Kenansville, Florida
Accident Number: ERA20CA319
Date & Time: September 10, 2020, 10:00 Local
Registration: N57AN
Aircraft: Rotorway EXEC 162F 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control in flight
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot of the experimental amateur-built helicopter reported that during takeoff, when the left skid was coming off the ground, he felt a small jerk, so he moved the cyclic to the left and forward. When the cyclic moved it hit the passenger’s left knee. The passenger “jerked” and the cyclic moved back to the right and the helicopter “instantaneously” rolled over to the right side and struck the ground. The pilot and the passenger were not injured, and the helicopter’s main rotor and tail boom sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions of the helicopter 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 failure to maintain control of the helicopter during takeoff.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft (general) - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff Loss of control in flight (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 57,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Single-engine sea; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
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: May 6, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: September 7, 2020
Flight Time: 2600 hours (Total, all aircraft), 450 hours (Total, this make and model)

Passenger Information

Certificate: 
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s):
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Rotorway 
Registration: N57AN
Model/Series: EXEC 162F 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: Yes
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special)
Serial Number: 6557
Landing Gear Type: Skid 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: June 7, 2020 Annual 
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 363.1 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Rotorway
ELT: Not installed 
Engine Model/Series:
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 150 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMLB,27 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 23 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 14:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site: 53°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1600 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 7 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 70° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.05 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 30°C / 26°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Kenansville, FL 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Merritt Island, FL (COI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 10:00 Local
Type of Airspace: 

Airport Information

Airport: Private Heliport PVT 
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 65 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used:
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

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: 27.876388,-80.988334(est)

Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, N15DQ: Accident occurred September 03, 2021 near General Dick Stout Field Airport (1L8), Hurricane, Washington 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 

Lamina LLC


Location: Hurricane, UT
Accident Number: WPR21LA334
Date & Time: September 3, 2021, 11:20 Local 
Registration: N15DQ
Aircraft: Bellanca 17-30A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bellanca
Registration: N15DQ
Model/Series: 17-30A 
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: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KSGU,2884 ft msl 
Observation Time: 10:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 11 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 26°C /12°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 3002 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Meadow Lake, CO (KFLY)
Destination: Hurricane, UT

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: 37.130823,-113.30875 (est)



HURRICANE, Utah (KUTV) — Police were called to the scene of a small plane crash in Southern Utah. When they arrived, they found the pilot alive and well, outside the aircraft.

The crash happened around 11:20 am. Friday, just south of the Hurricane Airport in Washington County.

Officials from the Hurricane City Police Department responded to a field near the airport where the plane landed.

They said the 70-year-old pilot from Colorado was outside, standing near the plane.

Paramedics responded to the scene and examined the man. They found him to be uninjured and okay.

The cause of the crash was under investigation, but officials said they believed it was pilot error.

Fuel Starvation: Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B, N7366Z; accident occurred September 10, 2020 in Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida








Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Birmingham, Alabama

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aerial Banners North Inc


Location: Destin, Florida 
Accident Number: ERA20CA317
Date & Time: September 10, 2020, 14:30 Local
Registration: N7366Z
Aircraft: Piper PA25 Aircraft
Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Fuel starvation 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Banner tow

Analysis

The pilot was conducting a routine banner tow flight in an airplane equipped with a main fuel tank as well as an auxiliary fuel tank that transferred fuel to the main fuel tank via a manually activated fuel pump. The pilot was distracted due to the air traffic control and the volume of air traffic in the area, and stated that he did not activate the auxiliary fuel tank transfer pump at the turnaround point where he typically would have during other banner tow flights. After about 3 hours of flight time, the engine lost power. The pilot was unsuccessful in his attempts to restart the engine, which included activating the fuel transfer pump during the descent. He subsequently ditched the airplane into the Gulf of Mexico, during which both of the airplane’s wings were substantially damaged.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to manage the available fuel supply which resulted in fuel starvation and a total loss of engine power.

Findings

Personnel issues Use of equip/system - Pilot
Aircraft Fuel - Fluid management

Factual Information

History of Flight

Enroute-cruise Fuel starvation (Defining event)
Emergency descent Ditching

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 11, 2020
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 11, 2019
Flight Time: 624.4 hours (Total, all aircraft), 273.7 hours (Total, this make and model), 182.5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make:
Piper Registration: N7366Z
Model/Series: PA25 235 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 25-3320
Landing Gear Type:
Tailwheel Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: July 22, 2020 100 hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 8012.52 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540-B2B5
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 235 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DTS,22 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2000 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C / 23°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Panama City, FL (ECP)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Panama City, FL (ECP)
Type of Clearance: VFR flight following
Departure Time: 11:35 Local 
Type of Airspace: Unknown

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 30.394721,-86.470275(est)









Collision During Landing: Brunner-Winkle Bird CK, N933V; accident occurred September 09, 2020 at Enterprise Municipal Airport (8S4), Wallowa County, Oregon





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; Boise 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:
https://data.ntsb.gov/DocketLocation: Enterprise, Oregon
Accident Number: WPR20LA309
Date & Time: September 10, 2020, 19:00 Local 
Registration: N933V
Aircraft: Bird CK Aircraft
Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Collision during takeoff/landing 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that, before landing, the throttle was increased to maintain altitude to correct his position over the runway, however, the engine sputtered and the airplane lost altitude and the main landing gear touched the runway. Being angled on the runway, the pilot applied full power to go-around and change direction away from hangars. The pilot expected to climb; however, the airplane would not maintain altitude or climb. The engine was running, but it would not develop enough power to get positive response on the flight controls. The pilot subsequently landed in a field to the right side of the runway. The landing gear collapsed, and both the upper and lower wings were substantially damaged.

While securing the airplane, the pilot reported that the carburetor heat was in the on position during the landing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions 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 failure to maintain directional control during landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with terrain. 

Findings

Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft (general) - Incorrect use/operation
Environmental issues Rough terrain - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR go-around Collision during takeoff/land (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 61,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: February 25, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 15, 2020
Flight Time: 868 hours (Total, all aircraft), 43 hours (Total, this make and model), 682 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 39 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Passenger Information

Certificate: 
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s):
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Bird 
Registration: N933V
Model/Series: CK
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1931 Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 4018
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 15, 2019 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2335 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 23.6 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: W-670-6A-3
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 220 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Distance from Accident Site: -1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 18:30 Local
Direction from Accident Site:
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: 30.06 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 25.6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Enterprise, OR
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Destination: Enterprise, OR 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Enterprise Municipal Airport 8S4 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3957 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 30 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2850 ft / 50 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

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: 45.424999,-117.26499(est)

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna A185F Skywagon 185, N185DK; accident occurred September 04, 2020 at Antrim County Airport (KACB), Bellaire, Michigan






Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Grand Rapids, Michigan

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Bellaire, Michigan 
Accident Number: CEN20CA382
Date & Time: September 4, 2020, 18:35 Local 
Registration: N185DK
Aircraft: Cessna A185 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot reported that he flew a normal approach to runway 20 and bounced on the main landing gear. During the landing roll, as he reduced power, the airplane yawed to the left and he was unable to maintain directional control. The airplane slid, exited the runway, and the left main landing gear collapsed which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot reported that there were no anomalies or mechanical malfunctions 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 during the landing roll.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion
Landing-landing roll Landing gear collapse

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 68, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 4-point
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: November 19, 2019
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: August 3, 2020
Flight Time: 2535 hours (Total, all aircraft), 240 hours (Total, this make and model), 2481 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 34 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Passenger Information

Certificate: 
Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Passenger Information

Certificate: 
Age: Female
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification:
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Passenger Information

Certificate: 
Age: Female
Airplane Rating(s): 
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N185DK
Model/Series: A185F 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 
1979 Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: 
Normal Serial Number: 18503808
Landing Gear Type: 
Tailwheel Seats: 6
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 5, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3350 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 19 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7220 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: IO-500-D
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 280 Horsepower
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC) 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KACB,620 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 18:35 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 232°
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: 30.02 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 7°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Curtice, OH (PRI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bellaire, MI (ACB) 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 15:58 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Antrim County ACB 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 622 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 5003 ft / 100 ft 
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A Aircraft
Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 44.988609,-85.198333