Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Cranland Airport

Hanson, Massachusetts 02341
Sunday, July 26, 1992 12:00 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE PILOT WAS TAKING OFF FROM AN AIRSTRIP TO POSITION HIS FLOATPLANE AT A SEAPLANE BASE. THE AIRPLANE WAS EQUIPPED WITH A PORTABLE SIX WHEEL ' DOLLY ' WHICH ATTACHES TO THE FLOATS, AND AUTOMATICALLY DETACHES WHEN THE AIRPLANE BECOMES AIRBORNE DURING TAKEOFF. ACCORDING TO THE FAA, THIS WAS THE PILOT'S FIRST FLIGHT WITH THIS LOCALLY FABRICATED ARRANGEMENT. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF THE ' DOLLY ' MALFUNCTIONED, AND THE AIRPLANE TURNED APPROXIMATELY 70 DEGREES TO THE LEFT REDUCING THE SPEED OF THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE SETTLED BACK ONTO THE RUNWAY SIDEWAYS BREAKING OFF THE' X BRACE RESULTING IN THE FLOAT STRUCTURE COLLAPSING UNDER THE AIRPLANE.' THE RIGHT WING THEN STRUCK THE GROUND, BREAKING THE SPARS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS 5 KNOTS RIGHT CROSSWIND. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT DURING TAKEOFF ROLL THE RIGHT WING LIFTED, FOLLOWED BY THE SEPARATION OF THE RIGHT FLOAT DOLLY. THE AIRPLANE THEN SWERVED LEFT ON THE LEFT FLOAT DOLLY AND THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE GROUND. THE WITNESS SAID THE AIRPLANE SLID SIDEWAYS, COLLAPSING THE FLOATS.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
THE PILOT INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date7/26/1992 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1200 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityHANSON  
Event StateMASSACHUSETTS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site02341  
Event Date Year1992 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportCRANLAND  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDMA02 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation75 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1200 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDKNZW 
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height22000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height4500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)25 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)14 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)210 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2364 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateJul 26 1992 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1958 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information47076 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 11 2000 3:04PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN13462 
NTSB NumberBFO92LA113  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameSTINSON  
Aircraft ModelJR.SR.  
Aircraft Series IdentifierJR.SR.  
Aircraft Serial Number8715  
Certified Max Gross Weight3300 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionJul 20 1992 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours4123 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameNORTH RIVER AVIATION INC.  
Aircraft Owner Street Address553 MONPONSETT ST  
Aircraft Owner CityHALIFAX  
Aircraft Owner StateMA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode02338  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameANNIS, PETER  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address553 MONPONSETT ST.  
Operator CityHALIFAX  
Operator StateMA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code02338  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Positioning 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeMA02 
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1145 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeMA01 
Destination CityHALIFAX  
Destination StateMA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightTakeoff 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location18  
Runway Length1860 
Runway Width60 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--