GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA032
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA032
Event Id 20001212X20575
Local Date 03/05/2000
Local Time 1820
State AK
Airport Name FAIRBANKS INTERNATIONAL
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location ON AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete UNKNOWN
Basic Weather Conditions VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition SCATTERED
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 20000
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Cloud Type NONE
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 10
Wind Direction (deg) 0
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 0
Wind Condition Indicated Calm

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N6453M
Aircraft Make STINSON
Aircraft Model 108
Aircraft Series 3
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name STEVEN F. WILLFORD
Number of Seats 4
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id PAFA
Departure City
Last Departure Point YES
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id PAFA
Destination City
Runway Id 1R
Runway Length 3190
Runway Width 60
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 2400

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Franklin
Engine Model 6A-350-C1
Engine Horsepower 220
Engine Thrust HP
Carb/Injection CARBURETOR

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 2
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
LOSS OF CONTROL - ON GROUND/WATER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 2 GROUND LOOP/SWERVE INADVERTENT PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On March 5, 2000, about 1820 Alaska standard time, a wheel equipped Stinson 108-3 airplane, N6453M, sustained substantial damage during landing at the Fairbanks International Airport, Fairbanks, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) local area personal flight when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated by the pilot. The private certificated pilot, and the pilot-rated passenger, were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight departed from Fairbanks about 1715. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge (IIC), on March 5, 2000, the pilot reported he was landing on runway 1R. During the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left. He applied right rudder and right brake, but the airplane ran off the left side of the runway and ground looped. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane received damage to the right wing tip, and the right landing gear. The pilot said the wind conditions were from the east about three knots. At 1839, a special weather observation at Fairbanks was reporting, in part: Wind, calm; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds and sky condition, few at 20,000 feet; temperature, 27 degrees F; dew point, 16 degrees F; altimeter, 29.92 inHg.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The private certificated pilot was landing a tailwheel-equipped airplane toward the north, at the conclusion of a local flight. During the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left. The pilot applied right rudder and right brake, but the airplane ran off the left side of the runway and ground looped. The right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the ground. The airplane received damage to the right wing tip, and the right landing gear. The pilot said the wind conditions were from the east about three knots. A special weather observation at the airport indicated the wind was calm.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's inadvertent ground loop.


END REPORT