Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Santa Fe Municipal Airport

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Saturday, July 10, 2010 14:30 MDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot was landing on runway 20 with a right quartering headwind of 7 knots, with gusts to 19 knots. The pilot reported that, as he was making a left turn to enter a taxiway, a gust of wind raised the wing before he lost directional control. The airplane then impacted a runway marker sign, causing substantial damage to the right main landing gear, right side of the fuselage, and the propeller. The pilot reported that he was not injured and exited the airplane unassisted. The pilot also reported that there was no mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector who responded to the scene and examined the airplane reported that there were no anomalies with the brake system, tailwheel steering, or flight controls.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing with gusting winds.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date7/10/2010 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1430 
Event Time ZoneMountain Daylight Time 
Event CitySanta Fe 
Event StateNEW MEXICO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site87505 
Event Date Year2010 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude353700N 
Event Location Longitude1060521W 
Event Location AirportSanta Fe Municipal Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDSAF 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation6348 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation1400 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)360 
Weather Observation Facility IDSAF 
Elevation of weather observation facility6348 
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)29 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)240 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots) 19 
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)27326 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA Regional Communications Ce 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordOct 12 2010 11:50AM 
User who most recently changed recordbroda 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN84723 
NTSB NumberCEN10CA407 
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 NameAERONCA 
Aircraft Model7AC 
Aircraft Series IdentifierNO SERIES 
Aircraft Serial Number7AC-3438 
Certified Max Gross Weight1220 
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 Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours4535 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT TypeC91-A 
Aircraft Owner NameKEISER JOHN T 
Aircraft Owner Street Address1319 CAMINO CORRALES 
Aircraft Owner CitySANTA FE 
Aircraft Owner StateNM 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode87505-7504 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
Operator NameKEISER JOHN T 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address1319 CAMINO CORRALES 
Operator CitySANTA FE 
Operator StateNM 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code87505-7504 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
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 CodeSAF  
Departure CitySanta FE 
Departure StateNM 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1400 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeSAF  
Destination CitySanta FE 
Destination StateNM 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 8 2010 9:05PM 
User who most recently changed recordlatt 
Since inspection or accidentLast Inspection 
Event Location Runway Number and Location20 
Runway Length8342 
Runway Width150 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--