Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Deming Municipal Arpt Airport

Deming, New Mexico 88030
Monday, June 24, 2002 14:10 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot said that during landing roll on runway 26 he encountered a dust devil. He said that the airplane abruptly entered an uncommanded right turn and exited the runway. The airplane impacted a large mesquite bush separating the right landing gear and breaking the right wing spars near the wing's tip.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The loss of aircraft directional control during the landing roll as a result of encountering a dust devil.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/24/2002 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1410 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CityDeming 
Event StateNEW MEXICO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site88030 
Event Date Year2002 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude321507N 
Event Location Longitude1074302W 
Event Location AirportDeming Municipal Arpt 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDDMN 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation4314 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1453 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDDMN 
Elevation of weather observation facility4314 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)38 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)330 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.02 
Density Altitude (feet)7964 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
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)12751 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA COMM CTR  
NTSB Notification DateJun 24 2002 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1700 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordApr 1 2003 4:20PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeAlbuquerque, NM 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN9471H 
NTSB NumberDEN02LA059 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameHoward Aircraft 
Aircraft ModelDGA-15P 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number813 
Certified Max Gross Weight4500 
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 InspectionJun 15 2002 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1931 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJules I. Gilpatrick 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner CityLakeview  
Aircraft Owner StateOR 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode97630 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
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?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
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 Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeFST  
Departure CityFt. Stockton 
Departure StateTX 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1152 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeDMN  
Destination CityDeming 
Destination StateNM 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 10 2002 1:40PM 
User who most recently changed recordMCBM  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location26 
Runway Length6626 
Runway Width75 
Sight Seeing flight-- 
Air Medical Flight-- 
Medical Flight--