On March 4, 2000, about 0800 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 140, N76777, registered to and operated by the pilot, was substantially damaged during the landing roll at Hobby Field (77S), Creswell, Oregon. The aircraft was being operated as a 14CFR91 personal/pleasure flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was uninjured. The flight originated from Hobby Field approximately 10 minutes prior to the accident. There was no fire and no report of ELT activation. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated she had just landed on runway 33, with a crosswind from the west. Shortly after touch down, in a three-point attitude, the aircraft veered to the left of runway centerline. She stated that before she could apply the necessary corrective actions the aircraft traveled off the runway, collided with a drainage furrow and nosed over. The aircraft came to rest inverted between runway 33 and the taxiway. The aircraft's fuselage, wings and landing gear were substantially damaged.
Winds at the time of the accident, as reported by the pilot, were variable from 270 degrees at less than 5 knots.
The pilot indicated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the aircraft's directional control systems.