Deming Municipal Arpt Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Deming, New Mexico 88030
Monday, June 24, 2002 14:10 MDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

The pilot said that during landing roll on runway 26 he encountered a dust devil. He said that the airplane abruptly entered an uncommanded right turn and exited the runway. The airplane impacted a large mesquite bush separating the right landing gear and breaking the right wing spars near the wing's tip.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The loss of aircraft directional control during the landing roll as a result of encountering a dust devil.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 6/24/2002
Event Day of the Week Monday
Time of Event 1410
Event Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Event City Deming
Event State NEW MEXICO
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 88030
Event Date Year 2002
Event Date Month 6
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 321507N
Event Location Longitude 1074302W
Event Location Airport Deming Municipal Arpt
Event Location Nearest Airport ID DMN
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 4314
Weather Briefing Completeness Unknown
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1453 Mountain Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) --
Weather Observation Facility ID DMN
Elevation of weather observation facility 4314
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) --
Time Zone of the weather observation MDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Clear
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) 38
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 6
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 330
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 8
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Not Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) --
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.02
Density Altitude (feet) 7964
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) 12751
NTSB Notification Source FAA COMM CTR
NTSB Notification Date Jun 24 2002 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1700
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Apr 1 2003 4:20PM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\MONR
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Albuquerque, NM

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N9471H
NTSB Number DEN02LA059
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 Howard Aircraft
Aircraft Model DGA-15P
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 813
Certified Max Gross Weight 4500
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 5
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Fixed
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Jun 15 2002 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 7
Airframe Hours 1931
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Jules I. Gilpatrick
Aircraft Owner Street Address --
Aircraft Owner City Lakeview
Aircraft Owner State OR
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 97630
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 --
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code FST
Departure City Ft. Stockton
Departure State TX
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1152
Departure Time Zone MDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code DMN
Destination City Deming
Destination State NM
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Landing
Report sent to ICAO? No
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Dec 10 2002 1:40PM
User who most recently changed record MCBM
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location 26
Runway Length 6626
Runway Width 75
Sight Seeing flight --
Air Medical Flight --
Medical Flight --