Friday, January 14, 2022

Loss of Control on Ground: Cessna 172G Skyhawk, N5930R; accident occurred January 14, 2021 at Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KKLS), Kelso, Washington

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; Seattle, Washington

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Downwind Corp

Location: Kelso, Washington
Accident Number: WPR21LA100
Date and Time: January 14, 2021, 13:00 Local
Registration: N5930R
Aircraft: Cessna 172G 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that, during landing, he had a smooth touchdown about 200-300 ft down the runway. However, shortly thereafter, he could not maintain directional control of the airplane on the landing roll and the airplane drifted towards the right and then departed the runway surface. The airplane subsequently nosed over and sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. 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 the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and subsequent nose over.


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)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 42, 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:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: June 2, 2020
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 71 hours (Total, all aircraft), 54 hours (Total, this make and model), 46 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5930R
Model/Series: 172G
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17253599
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 24, 2020 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 20150.1 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: 0-300 D
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 145 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: KLS, 20 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 12:56 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 330°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 160° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.36 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / 4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Scappoose, OR (SPB)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Kelso, WA (KLS)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 12:20 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 20 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12/30 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4391 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Traffic pattern

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: 46.12,-122.9(est)

No comments:

Post a Comment