GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA068
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA068
Event Id 20001212X21141
Local Date 06/10/2000
Local Time 2000
State AK
Airport Name KODIAK
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 UNKNOWN
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 3000
Cloud Type OVERCAST
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 8
Wind Direction (deg) 112
Wind Condition Flag U
Wind Speed (knots) 5
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 91: GENERAL AVIATION
Registration Number N8162C
Aircraft Make PIPER
Aircraft Model PA18
Aircraft Series UNDESIGNATED SERIES
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight LANDING
Aircraft Use PERSONAL
Flight Plan Filed NONE
Operator Name
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name JAMES L. VENABLE
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 1
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id KDK
Departure City KODIAK MUNI
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id ADQ
Destination City
Destination State ALASKA
Runway Id 18
Runway Length 5011
Runway Width 150
Air Carrier Operating Certificates NO
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 1750

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Lycoming
Engine Model O-320
Engine Horsepower 160
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 1
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 1 WEATHER CONDITION CROSSWIND FACTOR
2 2 COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS INADEQUATE PILOT IN COMMAND CAUSE
3 2 GROUND LOOP/SWERVE INADVERTENT PILOT IN COMMAND FACTOR

Occurrence #2
ON GROUND/WATER ENCOUNTER WITH TERRAIN/WATER
Phase of Operation: LANDING - ROLL

Events Sequence for Occurrence #2 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On June 10, 2000, about 2000 Alaska daylight time, a tundra tire equipped Piper PA-18 airplane, N8162C, sustained substantial damage while landing on a dry, paved runway, at the Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when the accident occurred. The solo certificated private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated about 1910, from the Kodiak Municipal Airport. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator-in-charge on June 11, the pilot reported that he was landing on runway 18, which required a correction for a left crosswind. He said that during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left. He applied right rudder and right brake to correct the veer. The airplane pivoted 180 degrees to the right, and the right wing struck the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing leading edge, and right wing main spar.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The certificated private pilot was landing a tundra tire equipped Piper PA-18 airplane on a dry, paved runway, which required a correction for a left crosswind. After touchdown, during the landing roll, the airplane veered to the left. The pilot applied right rudder and right brake to correct the veer. The airplane pivoted 180 degrees to the right, and the right wing struck the runway. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing leading edge, and right wing main spar.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions. Factors associated with the accident were a crosswind, and an inadvertent ground loop/swerve.


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