NTSB Final Report: Piper PA-18-135 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-12.04.23

Airborne-NextGen-11.28.23

Airborne-Unlimited-11.29.23 Airborne-Affordable Flyers-11.30.23

Airborne-Unlimited-12.01.23

Tue, Oct 03, 2023

NTSB Final Report: Piper PA-18-135

Airplane’s Engine Began To “Cough” And Experienced A Partial Loss Of Engine Power

Location: Compton, CA Accident Number: WPR23LA336
Date & Time: September 3, 2023, 14:20 Local Registration: N7199K
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-135 Injuries: 1 Minor

Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Banner tow

On September 3, 2023, about 1420 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-18-135, N7199K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Compton, California. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 banner tow flight.

The pilot reported that shortly after takeoff, during a banner tow operation, the pilot seat broke, and he slid aft about a foot. The airplane pitched up in a nose high attitude, causing him to further slide aft. Unable to push the flight control stick forward, he let go of the flight controls and used the crossbeam to pull himself forward. About 200 ft above ground level (agl), at the onset of an aerodynamic stall, he was able to push the flight control stick forward and recover the airplane. The airplane’s engine began to “cough” and experienced a partial loss of engine power. Unable to maintain altitude, he elected to make a forced landing to a nearby baseball field. As the airplane descended toward the baseball field, it impacted a fence along a concrete wash and came to rest upright.

The pilot believes that when he fell back or when he was pulling himself forward, his foot or knee may have moved the fuel selector lever out of the “both/on” position.

Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that both wings were substantially damaged. The wreckage was recovered for further examination.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (12.04.22)

Klyde Can't Wait For The Chance To Make More Trouble FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Classic Aero-TV: Falling for Para-PhernaliaÂ’s Softie Emergency Parachutes

From 2023 (YouTube Version):The Best Option for Pilots’ Worst Days Since its 1979 founding, Para-Phernalia, Inc. has designed and manufactured the Softie line of pilot emerge>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.23): Landing Area

Landing Area Any locality either on land, water, or structures, including airports/heliports and intermediate landing fields, which is used, or intended to be used, for the landing>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.01.23)

“This successful demonstration of a fully autonomous flight from takeoff to landing is a great step towards the reduced pilot workload and simplified HMI that the Airbus Urba>[...]

Airborne 12.01.23: Sopwith Sim, Senate v FAA, SpaceX Buys Pioneer

Also: New Unleaded Avgas, Gogo Over-The-Air Update, Electrified Caravans, Gone West: Selena Shilad The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington recently obtained a pair of Sopwith C>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2023 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC