Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Eaker Field Airport

Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Friday, June 9, 2006 13:30 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The solo 68-hour student pilot lost control of the single-engine airplane while practicing short field landings on runway 17. The solo flight was scheduled for the student pilot to practice short field landings in preparation to his upcoming private pilot check ride. The student pilot reported that "the aircraft speed was 60 to 65 knots with full flaps and when 50 feet above the runway, I cut the power to idle to shorten the landing roll." The pilot added that the airplane stalled and spun to the left, before impacting the left side of the 5,001-foot long by 100-foot wide asphalt runway. The pilot also stated that he attempted to regain control by applying full power and turning to the right; however, he was unable to recover before impacting the ground. At the time of the accident, the wind was reported from 120 degrees at 4 knots, and the density altitude was calculated by the investigator-in-charge to be 3,080 feet mean sea level (MSL). The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/9/2006 
Event Day of the WeekFriday 
Time of Event1330 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityDurant 
Event StateOKLAHOMA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site74701 
Event Date Year2006 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude335632N 
Event Location Longitude0962340W 
Event Location AirportEaker Field Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDDUA 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation698 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1353 Central Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDDUA 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observationCDT 
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)34 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)14 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)120 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.96 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
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)20347 
NTSB Notification SourceOklahoma City FSDO  
NTSB Notification DateJun 22 2006 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 3 2006 2:46PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\JOHB  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeOklahoma City, Oklahoma  
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN9733T 
NTSB NumberDFW06CA166 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft Model172A 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number47533 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
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 InspectionFeb 1 2006 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours4534 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGeorge Elliott and Fred Williams 
Aircraft Owner Street Address515 SE 42nd Street 
Aircraft Owner CityParis 
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode75462 
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 BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePRX  
Departure CityParis 
Departure StateTX 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1200 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeDUA  
Destination CityDurant 
Destination StateOK 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJul 13 2006 3:46PM 
User who most recently changed recordCASH  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location17 
Runway Length5001 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--