1990

C-182 Fatal (2) Estacada, OR December 31, 1990

Posted by on Dec 31, 1990 in 1990, 2, C-182, Carburetor Icing, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The engine lost power as the pilot made a power reduction shortly after takeoff. During a forced landing in a christmas tree crop, the airplane stalled about 90 ft agl. Investigation revealed that the muffler cones were missing. Witnesses and the pilot stated that the temperature was 40 deg f and the dew point aprx 36 deg. That combination is within the range favorable to induction system icing. Read the NTSB...

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Beech 50 Fatal (1) Snohomish, WA Dec. 15, 1990

Posted by on Dec 15, 1990 in 1, 1990, Beech H50 Twin Bonanza, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

During a skydiving operation, the aircraft was slowed to slow cruise flight for a parachute jump. As skydivers were moving to the exit door for a group jump, the d-ring of one skydiver’s reserve parachute became entangled on a protruding cabin door support bracket. The reserve chute deployed & was caught in the slip stream. The skydiver was then pulled from the open door. He impacted the right horizontal stabilizer, fell 4000 ft to the ground & was fatally injured. Most of the right stabilizer was torn from the aircraft. After its separation, the aircraft entered a dive & the remaining skydivers jumped from the plane. Read the NTSB...

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Perris Valley, CA December 9, 1990

Posted by on Dec 9, 1990 in 1990, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

After lift-off, at about 100 ft agl and 85 kts, the left eng decelerated and the airplane began to yaw and roll left. The pic aborted the takeoff, turned left and landed on a flat level field. The airplane struck a fence, then trees. Examination of the left eng revealed the loss of power was attributed to a fatigue fracture of a compressor turbine blade, which led to subsequent blade fractures. The right eng was examined and found to have advance wear on the throttle cam assembly of the power turbine governor. In a test cell, only aprx 28% of takeoff power could be achieved. The cam lobe wear had progressed over an extended period of time. The right engine prop governor was replaced 11/18/90, followed by a test run. Read the NTSB...

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Helio HST-550 Non-Fatal Mobile, AL Sept. 29, 1990

Posted by on Sep 29, 1990 in 1990, Helio HST-550, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The airplane collided with trees and power lines during takeoff from a 2000 foot long open area with 10 parachutists aboard. The pilot said he experienced an unsolicited rollback in engine power prior to the collision. Reportedly, some power was regained. However, not in time to avoid the collision. But, the jump club chairman reported that no change in the engine’s operation was observed throughout the mishap. Witnesses at the takeoff area reported that the winds were 12 knots out of the northeast, which would have given the flight a quartering tailwind component for the takeoff. According to the flight manual, the maximum demonstrated crosswind is 12 knots. The examination of the airplane failed to indicate any system malfunction or failure. Read the NTSB...

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Mid-Air California City, CA August 22, 1990

Posted by on Aug 22, 1990 in 1990, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

Both aircraft were involved in a movie operation with the helicopter (n250ca) carrying a camerman. The dhc-6 (n203e) carried parachutists. The purpose of the operation was to photograph the parachutists exiting the jump aircraft. The pilot of n250ca said he was in formation with n203e and was maneuvering into camera position when the rotor blades contacted the vertical stabilizer and rudder of n203e. The pilot of n203e was not in a position to have visual contact with the helicopter. Read the NTSB...

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Bell 206 Non-Fatal California City, CA August 22, 1990

Posted by on Aug 22, 1990 in 1990, Bell 206, Collisions Other, Non-Fatal | 0 comments

Both aircraft were involved in a movie operation with the helicopter (n250ca) carrying a camerman. The dhc-6 (n203e) carried parachutists. The purpose of the operation was to photograph the parachutists exiting the jump aircraft. The pilot of n250ca said he was in formaton with n203e and was maneuvering into camera position when the rotor blades contacted the vertical stablilizer and rudder of n203e. The pilot of n203e was not in a position to have visual contact with the helicopter. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Columbus, WI August 18, 1990

Posted by on Aug 18, 1990 in 1990, C-182, Collisions Other, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

After climbing out of the aircraft on his first jump, the skydiver froze on the lift strut of the aircraft. The jumpmaster deployed his chute, intentionally pulling him off the aircraft. The chute deployed above the horizontal stabilizer, the skydiver went below. The canopy lines (4) were dragged across the horizontal stabilizer cutting the lines and damaging the stabilizer. The skydiver received serious injuries on landing in a field. The pilot was able to make a precautionary landing with no additional damage. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Pepperal, MA July 7, 1990

Posted by on Jul 7, 1990 in 1990, C-182, Fuel Starvation, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The wing flaps jammed in the mid range position. The parachutist on board exited the airplane and the pilot returned for a landing. He extended the traffic pattern and while on base leg, the engine lost power. He was unable to get the engine restarted and was beyond gliding distance to the airport. The pilot executed an off airport landing in a field, downwind. The faa reported the flaps were jammed due to a broken flap support on the inboard left flap track and the engine was test run satisfactory after the accident. Fuel was reported to be at the 1/4 level. The power loss was attributed to the fuel selector being improperly position. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Tekoa, WA June 2, 1990

Posted by on Jun 2, 1990 in 1990, C-182, Carburetor Icing, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

After completing a parachute drop, the pilot was returning to the airport for landing. The pilot applied carburetor heat while descending to the pattern, but turned it off during the extended down wind. When on short final, the engine suddenly lost power. The pilot was unable to land the airplane on the airport and initiated a forced landing in an open field. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed over. Examination of the engine did not reveal evidence of mechanical failure or malfunction. Read the NTSB...

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