On July 28, 2005, approximately 1145 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 180 single-engine airplane, N90RW, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during takeoff roll at the McCall Municipal Airport (MYL), McCall, Idaho. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual. The airline transport pilot and his sole passenger were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the planned personal cross-country flight, which was to be conducted in accordance with 14 CFR Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight, which was destined for Driggs, Idaho, was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report (NTSB Form 6120.1/2) submitted to the NTSB investigator-in-charge (IIC), the pilot reported that during the takeoff roll on Runway 16 he encountered a gust of wind just prior to lift-off. The pilot stated that either the tail and left wing lifted from a gust of wind, or the right main gear collapsed. The pilot further stated that the left aileron and full back-stick were held during the takeoff roll, and "...[the] aircraft went down on [the] right wing-tip and [the] propeller and aircraft cowl hit the runway." The pilot reported that just prior to the takeoff roll the automated weather reporting facility indicated the wind was 070 degrees at 6 knots. The airplane sustained damage to the right main landing gear, the right wingtip, the propeller, and the engine cowl.