Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Brennard Airport

Neenah, Wisconsin 54956
Saturday, March 11, 2000 12:10 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot reported that just prior to touchdown he was unable to apply 'full up elevator.' The airplane bounced on landing and yawed to the right. He applied full left rudder and brake, but the airplane continued toward the trees. He then applied right rudder and brake to intentionally ground loop the airplane in an attempt to miss the trees. However, the left wing contacted the trees and the airplane spun around to the left prior to stopping. Inspection of the airplane revealed the rear seat cushion was mounted on plywood which was not securely fastened to the seat structure/airframe. This allowed the seat cushion to move forward, restricting the movement of the control yoke.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
the pilot's inability to flare the airplane during landing and the subsequent loss of directional control due to restricted movement of the control stick. The control stick movement was restricted by the rear seat cushion which was not secured to the seat/airframe. A factor associated with the accident was the trees which the airplane contacted.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date3/11/2000 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1210 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityNEENAH  
Event StateWISCONSIN 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site54956  
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportBRENNARD  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID79C  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation850 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1200 Central Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)13 
Weather Observation Facility IDATW  
Elevation of weather observation facility918 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationCST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height3000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 15 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-1 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-9 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)30 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
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)261 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateMar 21 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1211 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationIMAGE 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:06AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN150AM 
NTSB NumberCHI00LA092  
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 NamePiper  
Aircraft ModelPA-18-150  
Aircraft Series IdentifierPA-18-150  
Aircraft Serial Number18-6406  
Certified Max Gross Weight1750 
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 18 1999 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection14 
Airframe Hours4289 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameBARRETT W. PAASCH  
Aircraft Owner Street Address3015 WISCONSIN AVE.  
Aircraft Owner CityNEW HOLSTEIN  
Aircraft Owner StateWI 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode53061  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
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)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePVT  
Departure CityOSHKOSH  
Departure StateWI 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1135 
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code79C  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 4 2001 7:06AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location36  
Runway Length2450 
Runway Width20 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--