Boardman Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Boardman, Oregon 97818
Friday, October 12, 2001 15:10 PDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

While en route to his destination the pilot discussed wind conditions with approach control, and then acquired the reported surface winds of 220 degrees at 18 knots gusting to 25 knots for the nearest reporting station to his destination. Upon arrival he executed an uneventful landing on runway 22 and then, as there was no parallel taxiway, back-taxied to the approach end of runway 22 to exit at the only taxiway available to the ramp. The pilot reported that while exiting the runway at a slow speed and with forward yoke and down aileron into the wind, a strong gust of wind caught the aircraft, rapidly swinging the nose of the aircraft to the right. During this maneuver the wind picked up the right wing and the left wingtip impacted the ground followed by the propeller. The aircraft then pivoted to an inverted position. Surface winds recorded approximately 17 minutes before the accident at stations surrounding the destination airport recorded winds from the south-southwest to west with speeds ranging from 16 to 24 knots and gusts up to 35 knots. A peak gust of 41 knots was recorded one hour and 17 minutes before the accident at a station about 42 nautical miles northeast of the site.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The pilot-in-command's inability to maintain control of the aircraft while taxiing from landing resulting in a nose over. Contributing factors were high winds, crosswind conditions during taxi, and gusty wind conditions.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 10/12/2001
Event Day of the Week Friday
Time of Event 1510
Event Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Event City Boardman
Event State OREGON
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 97818
Event Date Year 2001
Event Date Month 10
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude --
Event Location Longitude --
Event Location Airport Boardman
Event Location Nearest Airport ID OR33
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles 0
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 390
Weather Briefing Completeness Not pertinent
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1453 Pacific Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 70
Weather Observation Facility ID HRI
Elevation of weather observation facility --
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 28
Time Zone of the weather observation PDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height 8000
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Scattered
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling None
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet) --
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles) --
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius) 18
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 5
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 230
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 20
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 25
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.04
Density Altitude (feet) --
Intensity of Precipitation --
METAR weather report --
Event Highest Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 1
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 11908
NTSB Notification Source SEA FAA ROC
NTSB Notification Date Oct 13 2001 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1600
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Jun 18 2002 10:15AM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\MONR
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Hillsboro FSDO

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N18240
NTSB Number SEA02LA004
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 Cessna
Aircraft Model 150L
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 15073893
Certified Max Gross Weight 1600
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class U.S. Registered/U.S. Soil
Aircraft is a homebuilt? No
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 May 17 2001 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 15.6
Airframe Hours 3508.2
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Cheney, David
Aircraft Owner Street Address --
Aircraft Owner City Walla Walla
Aircraft Owner State WA
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 99362
Operator is an individual? No
Operator Name --
Operator Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Is Doing Business As --
Operator Address Same as Owner? Yes
Operator Street Address --
Operator City --
Operator State --
Operator Country --
Operator Zip code --
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
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 Board No
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code S95
Departure City College Place
Departure State WA
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1320
Departure Time Zone PDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code OR32
Destination City Boardman
Destination State OR
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Taxi - from landing
Report sent to ICAO? No
Evacuation occurred No
Date of most recent change to record May 1 2002 5:07PM
User who most recently changed record STAM
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location --
Runway Length --
Runway Width --
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --