Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Romeo State Airport

Romeo, Michigan 48096
Friday, June 27, 2003 15:00 EDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The aircraft departed the runway during landing and impacted a parked airplane. The pilot reported he was landing on runway 27 (2,092 feet by 50 feet, asphalt) when the "right brake and wheel locked up" during the landing roll. The pilot stated the airplane departed the right side of the runway and "rolled through the grass apron and onto the paved ramp." The pilot reported the right wingtip impacted the tail of a parked aircraft on the ramp. An airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic inspected the right tire, rotor, brake caliper, and brake pad. No anomalies were found with the inspected items; all components were in a serviceable condition. The mechanic reported the owner of the maintenance facility had taxied the airplane after the accident with no difficulties.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot not maintaining directional control during landing. A factor to the accident was the parked airplane.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/27/2003 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1500 
Event Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time 
Event CityRomeo 
Event StateMICHIGAN 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site48096 
Event Date Year2003 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?Yes 
Event Location Latitude424749N 
Event Location Longitude0825831W 
Event Location AirportRomeo State Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDD98 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation745 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1453 Eastern Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)250 
Weather Observation Facility IDPTK 
Elevation of weather observation facility980 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)21 
Time Zone of the weather observationEDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height6500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsFew 
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)25 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)10 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)260 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots) 20 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.94 
Density Altitude (feet)2379 
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)14867 
NTSB Notification SourceAIRCRAFT OWNER  
NTSB Notification DateAug 6 2003 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1100 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 2 2004 8:07AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeFederal Aviation Administration - Detroit FSDO 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN739NW 
NTSB NumberCHI03LA290 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?Yes 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft Model172N 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number17270683 
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
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 InspectionDec 11 2002 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection44 
Airframe Hours2645.7 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameCraig Thomas 
Aircraft Owner Street Address2659 Pebble Beach Drive 
Aircraft Owner CityOakland 
Aircraft Owner StateMI 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode48363 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
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 BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeMKG  
Departure CityMuskegon 
Departure StateMI 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1300 
Departure Time ZoneEDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeD98  
Destination CityRomeo 
Destination StateMI 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 31 2003 3:21PM 
User who most recently changed recordSULP  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location27 
Runway Length2092 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--