Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Loss of Control on Ground: BC12-65, N36430; accident occurred February 18, 2022 at Murphy Airport (1U3), Owyhee County, Idaho












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, Idaho

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


Location: Murphy, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA103
Date and Time: February 18, 2022, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N36430
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-65
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll with a possible right quartering tailwind, he lost control of the airplane. He corrected by adding power, the airplane departed the runway, crossed the state highway, and impacted a fueling station. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 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.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Tailwind - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Attempted remediation/recovery
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion

Pilot Information

Certificate: Sport Pilot
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: BasicMed None 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: July 15, 2022
Flight Time: 250 hours (Total, all aircraft), 250 hours (Total, this make and model)

Passenger Information

Certificate: Age: Male
Airplane Rating(s):
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): Second 
Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: 
Last FAA Medical Exam:
Occupational Pilot: UNK 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft 
Registration: N36430
Model/Series: BC12-65 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1941
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 3246
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: April 1, 2021 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1200 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 48 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 3658 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Continental
ELT: C91A installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: A65-8
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 65 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: KMAN, 2537 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site: 3°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 320° Turbulence 
Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Nampa, ID (KMAN) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Murphy, ID
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 14:25 Local
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Murphy ID 1U3 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 2855 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 12/30
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2500 ft / 45 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Go around; 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: 43.215,-116.54833



Location: Murphy, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR22LA103
Date and Time: February 18, 2022, 16:00 Local 
Registration: N36430
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-65 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Taylorcraft
Registration: N36430
Model/Series: BC12-65
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: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMAN,2537 ft msl
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 12°C /0°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 320°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.33 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 43.215,-116.54833

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