Engine Failure

C-210 Non-Fatal Salida, CO April 19, 2017

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in 2017, C-210, CO, Engine Failure, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Salida | 0 comments

On April 19, 2017, about 1918 mountain daylight time, an Cessna 210 airplane, N9589T, impacted a fence and irrigation equipment during an off airport forced landing while on approach to the Harriet Alexander Field Airport (ANK), Salida, Colorado. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was being operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Kankakee, IL June 26, 2016

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in 2016, C-182, Engine Failure, IL, Kankakee, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The commercial pilot reported that, after dropping off skydivers, he made a rapid spiraling descent back to the airport. The pilot added that, because the wind had changed such that it resulted in a tailwind, he initiated a go-around during the landing approach; however, when he advanced the throttle, the engine initially surged and then lost power. The pilot made a forced landing in a corn field near the end of the runway.
After the accident, the pilot drained about 7 gallons of fuel from the airplane. Fuel was present in the carburetor, but the gascolator bowl was empty. No other anomalies were noted. It is likely that the low level of fuel unported during the rapid spiraling descent, which led to the subsequent fuel starvation to the engine.

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C-208 Caravan Non-Fatal Acampo, CA May 12, 2016

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in 2016, Acampo, C-208 Caravan, CA, Engine Failure, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

On May 12, 2016, about 1413 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 208B, N1114A, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Acampo, California. The airplane was registered to Flanagan Enterprises (Nevada) INC., and operated by the Parachute Center under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries and his 17 passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the skydiving flight. The local flight originated about 1 minute prior to the accident.

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C-205 Non-Fatal Stafford Twp, NJ July 12, 2015

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in 2015, C-205, Engine Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Stafford Twp | 0 comments

On July 12, 2015, about 1010 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 210-5A, N315EC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing following a total loss of engine power during climbout from Eagles Nest Airport (31E), West Creek, New Jersey. The commercial pilot and 3 passengers were not injured, and 1 passenger received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the skydiving flight. The airplane was owned by Seasky27 Productions LLC and operated by Skydive East Coast under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Moab, UT June 13, 2015

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in 2015, C-182, Engine Failure, Moab, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, UT | 2 comments

On June 13, 2015, about 1900 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182A, N5143D, experienced a loss of engine power while on final approach to the Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY), Moab, Utah. The pilot subsequently made an off airport forced landing. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was operated by Skydive Canyonlands under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a skydiving operation. The airplane sustained structural damage to the tail section of the airplane. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight, and a company flight plan had been filed. The flight was destined for CNY.

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C-P206 Non-Fatal Derby, KS March 9, 2001

Posted by on Mar 9, 2001 in 2001, C-P206, Derby, Engine Failure, KS, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with trees and terrain during a forced landing to a field following an in-flight loss of engine power. Skydivers had been dropped prior to the loss of engine power and the pilot reported no injuries. The pilot stated, “I climbed to 11000 [feet.] Was not getting usual climb rate. Before decent found I could not close cowl flaps. Decended to 6000 feet. Noticed eratic raise on manifold gage.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Raeford, NC July 19, 1994

Posted by on Jul 19, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Engine Failure, Fuel Contamination, NC, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight, Raeford | 0 comments

AFTER FUELING THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT OBSERVED ‘A LOT’ OF WATER IN THE FUEL, WHEN CHECKING THE SUMPS. HE SHOOK THE WINGS, AND AGAIN OBSERVED WATER. HE ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO SIT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, THEN HE CHECKED THE SUMPS AGAIN. HE DRAINED WATER UNTIL NO MORE WATER WAS OBSERVED. AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL, DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE ENGINE QUIT.

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