Peublo Memorial Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Friday, August 24, 2007 14:22 MDT

NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident

The pilot was taking off on runway 08L. The reported wind was from 140 degrees at 10 knots, with gusts to 15 knots. He encountered a crosswind and the airplane went off the left side of the runway. The pilot was asked for the airplane's maximum crosswind component. He said he didn't know because this was an amateur-built airplane with a special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category. His airplane has a gross weight of 1,000 pounds. By comparison, a Cessna 152, according to the Cessna Aircraft Company, has a gross weight of 1,670 pounds and a maximum crosswind component of 12 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause Narrative

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and his inadequate compensation for wind conditions . A contributing factor in this accident was the crosswind.

Event Information

Type of Event Incident
Event Date 8/24/2007
Event Day of the Week Friday
Time of Event 1422
Event Time Zone Mountain Daylight Time
Event City Pueblo
Event State COLORADO
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 81001
Event Date Year 2007
Event Date Month 8
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 381721N
Event Location Longitude 1042947W
Event Location Airport Peublo Memorial
Event Location Nearest Airport ID PUB
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 4726
Weather Briefing Completeness --
Investigator's weather source Weather Observation Facility
Time of the weather observation 1353 Mountain Daylight Time
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees) --
Weather Observation Facility ID PUB
Elevation of weather observation facility 4726
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) 27
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit) 13
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic) 140
Variable Wind Indicator Wind direction could be determined
Wind Speed (knots) 10
Wind Velocity Indicator --
Wind Gust Indicator Gusting
Wind Gust (knots) 15
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29.98
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) 22368
NTSB Notification Source FAA Northwest Mountain Region
NTSB Notification Date Aug 24 2007 12:00AM
NTSB Notification Time --
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information DMS
Date of most recent change to record Mar 8 2012 12:50PM
User who most recently changed record broda
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office Denver, Colorado

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N996P
NTSB Number DEN07IA144
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed None
Flight plan Was Activated? --
Damage Minor
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name Nunn
Aircraft Model KR2
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number KR 2801
Certified Max Gross Weight 1000
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 Conditional
Date of Last Inspection May 1 2007 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection --
Airframe Hours 26
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site --
ELT Type --
Aircraft Owner Name Paul R. Nunn
Aircraft Owner Street Address On File
Aircraft Owner City Pueblo
Aircraft Owner State CO
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 81008
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) Flight Test
Second Pilot on Board No
Departure Point Same as Event Yes
Departure Airport Code PUB
Departure City Pueblo
Departure State CO
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1422
Departure Time Zone MDT
Destination Same as Local Flt dest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere
Destination Airport Code PUB
Destination City --
Destination State --
Destination Country --
Specific Phase of Flight Takeoff
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Oct 4 2007 9:11AM
User who most recently changed record BOWL
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location 09L
Runway Length 10496
Runway Width 150
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --