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Loss of Control on Ground: Cub Crafters CCX-2000, N917HB; accident occurred January 12, 2022 at Roberts Field Airport (KRDM), Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon








Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

2021FX3 LLC


Location: Redmond, Oregon 
Accident Number: WPR22LA079
Date  Time: January 12, 2022, 16:57 Local 
Registration: N917HB
Aircraft: 2021FX3 LLC CCX-2000 
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, the airplane started to turn to the right, and he applied left rudder input to correct. The airplane then began turning to the left and he was late on applying right rudder input to correct. The airplane exited the side of the runway and ground looped. The right wing and right elevator were substantially damaged. 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

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

Factual Information

History of Flight

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial 
Age: 44,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Front
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 27, 2017
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: December 3, 2020
Flight Time: (Estimated) 477 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 423 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Flight instructor Information

Certificate: Commercial; Flight instructor 
Age: 39,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land; Multi-engine land
Seat Occupied: Rear
Other Aircraft Rating(s): 
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present:
Instructor Rating(s): Airplane single-engine; Instrument airplane
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 23, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: November 14, 2021
Flight Time: (Estimated) 2445 hours (Total, all aircraft), 2 hours (Total, this make and model), 2371 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 45 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: 2021FX3 LLC
Registration: N917HB
Model/Series: CCX-2000
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2021
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental (Special) 
Serial Number: CCX-2000-0127
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: September 21, 2021 Condition
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2000 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 38 Hrs at time of accident 
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C126 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: YIO-360-EXP128
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 186 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: KRDM,3084 ft msl 
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:08 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 76°
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: 30.16 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C / -1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Portland, OR (KPDX) 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Redmond, OR 
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 15:42 Local
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: ROBERTS FLD RDM 
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 3081 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 11
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 7006 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

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: 44.254069,-121.14997


Location: Redmond, Oregon 
Accident Number: WPR22LA079
Date and Time: January 12, 2022, 17:00 Local 
Registration: N917HB
Aircraft: 2021FX3 LLC CCX-2000 
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: 2021FX3 LLC 
Registration: N917HB
Model/Series: CCX-2000
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: KRDM, 3084 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:08 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 7°C /-1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.16 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination: Redmond, OR

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: 44.254069,-121.14997

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