Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Alexander Municipal Airport

Belen, New Mexico 87002
Tuesady, November 27, 2007 11:00 MST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot's statement, he was landing on runway 21 and the winds were light and variable. Shortly after touchdown on the runway, he lost directional control and the airplane ground looped. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and came to rest upright. Examination of the airplane revealed that one main landing gear was separated and one was folded under the fuselage. Several right wing ribs were broken. No anomalies with the aircraft systems were reported.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
the pilot's loss of directional control during landing resulting in a ground loop.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date11/27/2007 
Event Day of the WeekTuesday 
Time of Event1100 
Event Time ZoneMountain Standard Time 
Event CityBelen 
Event StateNEW MEXICO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site87002 
Event Date Year2007 
Event Date Month11 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude343842N 
Event Location Longitude1065001W 
Event Location AirportAlexander Municipal Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDE80 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation5194 
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 ID-- 
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 Conditions-- 
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) -- 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)-- 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
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)22898 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA-Southwest Region  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 30 2008 4:08PM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\johb  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN74SR 
NTSB NumberDEN08CA034 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft Explosion-- 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameGodwin, David P 
Aircraft ModelSorrell SNJ-7 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number280 
Certified Max Gross Weight-- 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?Yes 
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 InspectionConditional 
Date of Last InspectionMay 1 2007 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT Installed-- 
ELT Activated-- 
ELT Aided Location of Event Site-- 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameABQ New Mexico Adventure Tours 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner StateNM 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator NameDavid w. Shuckhart 
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityBelen 
Operator StateNM 
Operator CountryUSA  
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 EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeE80  
Departure CityBelen 
Departure StateNM 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time-- 
Departure Time ZoneMST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code-- 
Destination City-- 
Destination State-- 
Destination Country-- 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2008 3:48PM 
User who most recently changed recordBOWL  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location21 
Runway Length6601 
Runway Width60 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--