Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Flying M Ranch Airport

Recklaw, Texas 75784
Saturday, October 23, 2010 17:30 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The pilot was landing on a runway composed of turf. During the landing roll, the airplane's nosewheel encountered a hump in the terrain located at approach end of the runway. The nose gear collapsed, resulting in the propeller striking the ground and the airplane nosing over; it came to rest inverted. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll on a rough runway surface.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/23/2010 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1730 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityRecklaw 
Event StateTEXAS 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site75784 
Event Date Year2010 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude315023N 
Event Location Longitude0945740W 
Event Location AirportFlying M Ranch Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID7TA7 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation310 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1728 Central Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)270 
Weather Observation Facility IDKJSO 
Elevation of weather observation facility677 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)13 
Time Zone of the weather observationCDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height7000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions-- 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)26 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)16 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)140 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.9 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report METAR KJSO 232228Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM BKN070 BKN085 
Event Highest InjuryMinor 
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)27667 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA ASW ROC  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 18 2010 3:11PM 
User who most recently changed recordbowl 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN2814D 
NTSB NumberCEN11CA036 
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 NameFrederick R Goenne 
Aircraft ModelGlastar 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number5723 
Certified Max Gross Weight1960 
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 InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionAug 13 2010 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours68 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGOENNE FREDERICK R 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner CityPort Arthur 
Aircraft Owner StateTX 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode77642 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityPort Arthur 
Operator StateTX 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code77642 
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 EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeKBPT 
Departure CityBeaumont 
Departure StateTX 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1600 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code7TA7 
Destination CityRicklaw 
Destination StateTX 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordFeb 28 2011 4:04PM 
User who most recently changed recordbroda 
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location20 
Runway Length3500 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--