Friday, April 29, 2022

Cessna 152, N46733; accident occurred April 28, 2022 and Incident occurred October 14, 2020











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; Cleveland, Ohio

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Wadsworth, Ohio 
Accident Number: ERA22LA211
Date and Time: April 28, 2022, 17:40 Local 
Registration: N46733
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Loss of control on ground
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Analysis

The pilot reported that during the flare of a crosswind landing, he was late to apply right rudder and the airplane landed left of centerline and continued off the left side of the runway. During the runway excursion, the airplane nosed over, and came to rest inverted in the grass, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing and rudder. The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident 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 while attempting to land in a crosswind.

Findings

Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft Directional control - Not attained/maintained
Environmental issues Crosswind - Contributed to outcome

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-flare/touchdown Other weather encounter
Landing-landing roll Loss of control on ground (Defining event)
Landing-landing roll Runway excursion
Landing-landing roll Nose over/nose down

Pilot Information

Certificate: Student 
Age: 58,Male
Airplane Rating(s): None 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used: Lap only
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 3 With waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: April 23, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: 99 hours (Total, all aircraft), 38 hours (Total, this make and model), 3.7 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 3.2 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 2.4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 0 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N46733
Model/Series: 152 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 15283096
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 10, 2022 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1650 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 9034.8 Hrs as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-235-L2C
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 110 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: BJJ,1105 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 10 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 17:56 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 204°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 8 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 360° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.24 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C / -4°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wadsworth, OH 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Wadsworth, OH
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Weltzien Skypark Airport 15G
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 1210 ft msl
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 03 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2410 ft / 37 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A A
ircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.028185,-81.798147(est)

Location: Wadsworth, Ohio
Accident Number: ERA22LA211
Date and Time: April 28, 2022, 17:39 Local
Registration: N46733
Aircraft: Cessna 152 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N46733
Model/Series: 152
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: KAKR,1044 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:54 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 11°C /-3°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 10 knots / , 340°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.23 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:
Destination:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 41.028185,-81.798147 (est)

April 28, 2022:  Aircraft during landing experienced wind gust, bounced on nose wheel, veered off runway and flipped over at Weltzien Skypark Airport (15G), Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. 

Date: 28-APR-22
Time: 21:39:00Z
Regis#: N46733
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: WADSWORTH
State: OHIO

April 28, 2022


WADSWORTH, Ohio (WJW) – State troopers are investigating after a small plane crashed at Weltzien Skypark Airport in Wadsworth on Thursday.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to the crash just after 5:30 p.m.

When troopers got there, they found the Cessna 152 flipped over in the grass between the runway and the taxiway.

According to the highway patrol, the pilot, an Aurora man, was trying to land the plane when it went off the left side of the runway, skidding and overturning onto its roof.

The pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Akron General Hospital for treatment. He was the only person on-board the plane at the time.

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a more in-depth investigation into the crash.


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

October 14, 2020:  Aircraft experienced engine issues and landed in a field near Wayne County Airport (KBJJ), Wooster, Ohio.

Sky Park Inc 


Date: 14-OCT-20
Time: 16:14:00Z
Regis#: N46733
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 152
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
City: WOOSTER
State: OHIO

October 14, 2020 



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