Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Weiser Air Park Airport

Houston, Texas 77095
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 11:50 CST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The 46-hour student pilot lost directional control of the single-engine airplane during a crosswind landing on runway 09, a 3,455-foot long, by 40-foot wide asphalt runway. The pilot reported that he landed the airplane on the centerline of the runway within the first quarter of the runway. As the airplane approached the midfield point during the landing roll, the pilot stated that "a crosswind seemed to force the plane into the grass about 1/3 the way down the runway; the grass was very wet and muddy." The pilot then stated that he "proceeded to use full right rudder to fight the plane back on to the hardtop; however, the rudder was not moving the plane back to the hardtop." The pilot added on the Pilot/Operator Accident/Incident Report, NTSB Form 6120.1, that he did not apply the brakes and only used rudder in an attempt to control the airplane. The airplane nosed over and came to rest in the inverted position. The pilot was able to exit the aircraft through the cabin door and was not injured. Weather reported at a weather reporting facility located 9-nautical miles to the northeast of the accident site, reported wind from 130 degrees at 10 knots, clear skies, and 10 miles visibility.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to compensate for the existing wind conditions during the landing roll resulting in a loss of control. A contributing factor was the crosswind.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date12/27/2006 
Event Day of the WeekWednesday 
Time of Event1150 
Event Time ZoneCentral Standard Time 
Event CityHouston 
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site77095 
Event Date Year2006 
Event Date Month12 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude295607N 
Event Location Longitude0953803W 
Event Location AirportWeiser Air Park 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDKEYQ 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation137 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDKDWH 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
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)16 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)130 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.15 
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)21220 
NTSB Notification SourceHouston FSDO  
NTSB Notification DateDec 27 2006 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 26 2007 9:33AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\lema  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeHouston Texas 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN172BP 
NTSB NumberDFW07CA046 
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 NameCessna 
Aircraft Model172M 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number17263801 
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
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 Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionNov 1 2006 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours11074 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameJ & D Aircraft LLC 
Aircraft Owner Street Address11106 Cedarview 
Aircraft Owner CityHouston 
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode77041 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address11106 Cedarview 
Operator CityHouston 
Operator StateTX 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code77041 
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 CodeKGYB 
Departure CityGiddings  
Departure StateTX 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time
Departure Time ZoneCST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeKEYQ 
Destination CityHouston 
Destination StateTX 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding - roll 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordFeb 13 2007 3:15PM 
User who most recently changed recordCASH  
Since inspection or accidentLast Inspection 
Event Location Runway Number and Location09 
Runway Length3455 
Runway Width40 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--