Romeo State Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Romeo, Michigan 48096
Friday, June 27, 2003 15:00 EDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

The aircraft departed the runway during landing and impacted a parked airplane. The pilot reported he was landing on runway 27 (2,092 feet by 50 feet, asphalt) when the "right brake and wheel locked up" during the landing roll. The pilot stated the airplane departed the right side of the runway and "rolled through the grass apron and onto the paved ramp." The pilot reported the right wingtip impacted the tail of a parked aircraft on the ramp. An airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanic inspected the right tire, rotor, brake caliper, and brake pad. No anomalies were found with the inspected items; all components were in a serviceable condition. The mechanic reported the owner of the maintenance facility had taxied the airplane after the accident with no difficulties.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The pilot not maintaining directional control during landing. A factor to the accident was the parked airplane.

Event Information

Type of Event Accident
Event Date 6/27/2003
Event Day of the Week Friday
Time of Event 1500
Event Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Event City Romeo
Event State MICHIGAN
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 48096
Event Date Year 2003
Event Date Month 6
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? Yes
Event Location Latitude 424749N
Event Location Longitude 0825831W
Event Location Airport Romeo State Airport
Event Location Nearest Airport ID D98
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 745
Weather Briefing Completeness Unknown
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1453 Eastern Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) 250
Weather Observation Facility ID PTK
Elevation of weather observation facility 980
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?) 21
Time Zone of the weather observation EDT
Lighting Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height --
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height 6500
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions Few
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) 25
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 10
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 260
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 15
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 20
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.94
Density Altitude (feet) 2379
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) 14867
NTSB Notification Source AIRCRAFT OWNER
NTSB Notification Date Aug 6 2003 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time 1100
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Mar 2 2004 8:07AM
User who most recently changed record NTSB\MONR
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Federal Aviation Administration - Detroit FSDO

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N739NW
NTSB Number CHI03LA290
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed VFR
Flight plan Was Activated? Yes
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Cessna
Aircraft Model 172N
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 17270683
Certified Max Gross Weight 2300
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 4
Number of Engines 1
Fixed gear or retractable gear Fixed
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Dec 11 2002 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 44
Airframe Hours 2645.7
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Craig Thomas
Aircraft Owner Street Address 2659 Pebble Beach Drive
Aircraft Owner City Oakland
Aircraft Owner State MI
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 48363
Operator is an individual? Yes
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 MKG
Departure City Muskegon
Departure State MI
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1300
Departure Time Zone EDT
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code D98
Destination City Romeo
Destination State MI
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight Landing
Report sent to ICAO? No
Evacuation occurred No
Date of most recent change to record Dec 31 2003 3:21PM
User who most recently changed record SULP
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location 27
Runway Length 2092
Runway Width 50
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --