Flying M Ranch Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

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

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 Event Accident
Event Date 10/23/2010
Event Day of the Week Saturday
Time of Event 1730
Event Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Event City Recklaw
Event State TEXAS
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 75784
Event Date Year 2010
Event Date Month 10
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 315023N
Event Location Longitude 0945740W
Event Location Airport Flying M Ranch Airport
Event Location Nearest Airport ID 7TA7
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles --
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 310
Weather Briefing Completeness --
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1728 Central Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 270
Weather Observation Facility ID KJSO
Elevation of weather observation facility 677
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 13
Time Zone of the weather observation CDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height 7000
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions --
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling Broken
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 Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 6
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Not 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 Injury Minor
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor 1
Injury Total None --
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All 1
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 27667
NTSB Notification Source FAA ASW ROC
NTSB Notification Date --
NTSB Notification Time --
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information --
Date of most recent change to record Nov 18 2010 3:11PM
User who most recently changed record bowl
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office --

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N2814D
NTSB Number CEN11CA036
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed None
Flight plan Was Activated? No
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Frederick R Goenne
Aircraft Model Glastar
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 5723
Certified Max Gross Weight 1960
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class --
Aircraft is a homebuilt? Yes
Flight Crew Seats --
Cabin Crew Seats --
Passenger Seats --
Total number of seats on the aircraft 2
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Fixed
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Aug 13 2010 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection --
Airframe Hours 68
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated Yes
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name GOENNE FREDERICK R
Aircraft Owner Street Address --
Aircraft Owner City Port Arthur
Aircraft Owner State TX
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 77642
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 City Port Arthur
Operator State TX
Operator Country USA
Operator Zip code 77642
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
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 Board No
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code KBPT
Departure City Beaumont
Departure State TX
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1600
Departure Time Zone CDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code 7TA7
Destination City Ricklaw
Destination State TX
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight --
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Feb 28 2011 4:04PM
User who most recently changed record broda
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location 20
Runway Length 3500
Runway Width 50
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --