Fatal Single-Engine

C-208 Caravan Fatal (1) Dunnellon, FL October 14, 2016

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in 1, 2016, C-208 Caravan, Dunnellon, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, FL, Premature Deployment | 0 comments

On October 14, 2016, about 1930 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 208, N208KM, was substantially damaged during a skydiving event over Marion County Airport (X35), Dunnellon, Florida. The commercial pilot was not injured and the skydiver was fatally injured. The commercial skydiving flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight.

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C-182H Fatal (5) Hanapepe, HI May 23, 2016

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in 2016, 5, C-182, Fatal Single-Engine, Hanapepe, HI | 0 comments

On May 23, 2016 about 0922 Hawaiian standard time, a Cessna 182H, N2007X, was destroyed when it impacted terrain shortly after departure from Port Allen (PAK), Hanapepe, Hawaii. The pilot and four passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was registered to, and operated by, D & J Air Adventures, Inc., as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 flight as a part of the skydiving flight operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan filed. The local flight originated from PAK at about 0921.

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C-182A Fatal (1) Lexington, TX September 27, 2015

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in 1, 2015, C-182, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Lexington, Loss of Aircraft Control, TX | 0 comments

On September 27, 2015, about 1830 central daylight time, a Cessna 182A airplane, N3921D, was substantially damaged during an in-flight collision with trees and terrain near Lexington, Texas. The pilot sustained fatal injuries. The aircraft was registered to and operated by Austin Skydiving Center, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a skydiving flight operation.

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C-182C Fatal (3) Crowley, LA December 18, 2010

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in 2010, 3, C-182, Crowley, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, LA, Mechanical Failure | 0 comments

The flight departed to the east with four skydivers for a local jump. One witness stated that, immediately following the takeoff, about 200 feet above ground level, a “percussive” pop from the engine was heard. Two witnesses stated that the right wing dropped, and the airplane impacted the ground.

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C-185 Fatal (1) Newfane, NY August 1, 2010

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in 1, 2010, C-185, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Newfane, NY | 0 comments

The airplane was departing for a skydiving flight. During rotation, the jump door opened, which was located on the right side of the airplane. The pilot said that he was not concerned with the door, which would not have critically impacted the airplane’s performance; however, an experienced parachutist attempted to secure the door to the point where he was partially outside of the airplane.

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C-182M Fatal (3) Albany, LA February 27, 2009

Posted by on Feb 27, 2009 in 2009, 3, Albany, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Ferry, LA | 0 comments

The non-instrument rated private pilot planned to attend a skydiving event near the destination airport that began the next day. Prior to departure, the pilot was aware of the low clouds affecting the destination airport. The pilot told an acquaintance at the destination airport that he needed to make the flight that night because of deteriorating weather conditions that were expected on the next day.

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C-P206 Fatal (2) Mount Vernon, MO April 19, 2008

Posted by on Apr 19, 2008 in 2, 2008, C-P206, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, MO, Mount Vernon | 0 comments

Surviving skydivers said that as the airplane was climbing to the jump altitude of 10,500 feet agl, the stall warning horn sounded intermittently several times. They paid no particular attention to it because they had heard it on previous flights. When the airplane reached the jump altitude, the pilot signaled for one of the parachutists to open the door. When she did, she told the pilot that the airplane had overshot the drop zone by approximately 1 mile.

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C-208 Caravan Fatal (10) Naches, WA October 7, 2007

Posted by on Oct 7, 2007 in 10, 2007, C-208 Caravan, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Ferry, Naches, WA | 0 comments

The pilot was returning a group of skydivers to their home base after a weekend of skydiving. He flew several jump flights, and then stopped early in the afternoon to prepare the airplane for the flight home. The flight was planned into an area of clouds, turbulence, and icing, which the pilot had researched. He delayed the departure until he decided that he could complete the planned flight under visual flight rules (VFR).

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C-182C Fatal (5) Marion, MT May 12, 2007

Posted by on May 12, 2007 in 2007, 5, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Marion, MT | 0 comments

After preflighting the airplane, adding fuel and checking the oil, the pilot radioed that he was taxiing to runway 32. Witnesses subsequently observed the airplane takeoff on runway 32, make a 180-degree turn toward the south, and then fly downwind and parallel to the runway at an altitude of between 300 and 500 feet above ground level. At approximately the end of the runway the airplane was observed making a left turn onto base leg for runway 32, followed by a steep turn to final before nosing into the ground and bursting into flames.

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C-P206 Fatal (1) Jacksonville, FL October 30, 2004

Posted by on Oct 30, 2004 in 1, 2004, C-P206, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, FL, Jacksonville, Loss of Aircraft Control, Preflight | 0 comments

The pilot did not perform weight and balance calculations for the accident flight; though, postaccident calculations indicated that the airplane was under gross weight and the center of gravity was within limits. The pilot reported that he did not have any memory of the accident flight. The accident flight was the second flight of the day for the pilot and began immediately after landing from the previous skydive drop flight.

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C-180 Fatal (1) Freedom, PA October 27, 2004

Posted by on Oct 27, 2004 in 1, 2004, C-180, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Freedom, Loss of Aircraft Control, PA | 0 comments

The pilot did not perform weight and balance calculations for the accident flight; though, postaccident calculations indicated that the airplane was under gross weight and the center of gravity was within limits. The pilot reported that he did not have any memory of the accident flight. The accident flight was the second flight of the day for the pilot and began immediately after landing from the previous skydive drop flight.

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C-P206 Fatal (1) Taylorville, IL October 24, 2004

Posted by on Oct 24, 2004 in 1, 2004, C-P206, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, IL, Loss of Aircraft Control, Taylorville | 0 comments

The airplane entered an inverted spin during a skydiving operation when a parachutist’s parachute deployed while exiting the airplane at 10,500 feet mean sea level. The parachute became entangled around the right hand landing gear and the parachutist could not be freed. The pilot, who was wearing a parachute, and the remaining parachutists jumped from the airplane.

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C-182H Fatal (1) Cushing, OK June 21, 2003

Posted by on Jun 21, 2003 in 1, 2003, C-182, Cushing, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, OK | 0 comments

The 363-hour single-engine commercial rated pilot lost control of the airplane during a parachute activity flight. The airplane subsequently stalled and entered a spin to the left. A witness radioed the pilot and asked what was wrong, and the pilot replied that he was in a spin and didn’t know what to do.

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C-205 Fatal (4) Jeanette, PA June 15, 2003

Posted by on Jun 15, 2003 in 2003, 4, C-205, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Jeanette, Mechanical Failure, PA | 0 comments

The 363-hour single-engine commercial rated pilot lost control of the airplane during a parachute activity flight. The airplane subsequently stalled and entered a spin to the left. A witness radioed the pilot and asked what was wrong, and the pilot replied that he was in a spin and didn’t know what to do.

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PA-32-300 Fatal (1) Steamboat Springs, CO December 29th, 2002

Posted by on Dec 29, 2002 in 1, 2002, CO, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Ferry, PA-32-300, Steamboat Springs | 0 comments

The pilot departed with three passengers and three dogs, but only two seats. The airplane had been reconfigured (STC SA00352DE) for parachute jumping operations. The STC included the stipulation that the airplane could be used only for parachutist launching operations. Also, Title 14 CFR Part 91.107, (a)(3), states that each occupant of a civil aircraft must be provided with an approved seat [the fatally injured passenger was not] with seat belt, for movement on the surface, takeoff, and landing operations.

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C-182C Fatal Mid-Air Marana, AZ March 15, 2002

Posted by on Mar 15, 2002 in 2002, AZ, C-182, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Marana | 0 comments

A US Army Pilatus UV-20A collided in midair with a Cessna 182C during parachute jumping operations. The collision occurred about 4,800 feet msl (2,800 feet agl) on the northeast side of runway 12 abeam the approach end. Both aircraft had made multiple flights taking jumpers aloft prior to the accident. The Pilatus departed runway 12 about 5 minutes prior to the Cessna’s departure on the same runway.

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PC-6 Fatal (1) Porter Mid-Air Marana, AZ March 15, 2002

Posted by on Mar 15, 2002 in 1, 2002, AZ, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Marana, PC-6 Pilatus Porter | 0 comments

A US Army Pilatus UV-20A collided in midair with a Cessna 182C during parachute jumping operations. The collision occurred about 4,800 feet mean sea level (msl) (2,800 feet above ground level (agl)) on the northeast side of runway 12 abeam the approach end. Both aircraft had made multiple flights taking jumpers aloft prior to the accident. The Pilatus departed runway 12 about 5 minutes prior to the Cessna’s departure on the same runway.

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C-182 Fatal (5) Bryan, TX Sept. 18, 1999

Posted by on Sep 18, 1999 in 1999, 5, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Loss of Aircraft Control, Mechanical Failure | 0 comments

Witnesses reported that the single-engine airplane’s takeoff and climb appeared to be normal. As the airplane climbed through 400 feet, a puff of black smoke was observed emanating from the right side of the engine compartment. The airplane nosed up slightly, then nosed down turning about 360 degrees before descending rapidly from view.

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C-182 Fatal (1) Reposition Flight Menominee Falls, WI July 9, 1999

Posted by on Jul 9, 1999 in 1, 1999, C-182, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Ferry | 0 comments

The aircraft was being flown to the Aero Park Airport in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, after having been used for parachute activity at the East Troy Municipal airport. The aircraft collided with power lines 110 feet above the ground and subsequently impacted the ground 0.25 statute miles east-northeast of the approach end of runway 23.

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