Non-Fatal Multi-Engine

DHC-6 Twin Otter Non-Fatal Perris, CA May 24, 2017

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in 2017, CA, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Perris | 0 comments

The pilot of the twin-engine, turbine powered airplane reported that while providing flights for skydivers throughout the day, he had a potential new hire pilot flying with him in the right seat. He added that on the eighth flight of the day, the new pilot was flying during the approach and “approximately 200′ [ft.] south from the threshold of [runway] 15 at approximately 15 feet AGL [above ground level] the bottom violently and unexpectedly dropped out.

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Beech King Air 90 Non-Fatal Byron, CA July 23, 2016

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in 2016, Beech King Air 90, Byron, CA, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

On July 23, 2016, about 1900 Pacific daylight time, a Beech 65- A90, N256TA, sustained substantial damage following a reported loss of control while climbing out near the Byron Airport (C83) Byron, California. The airplane was registered to N80896 LLC, and operated by Bay Area Skydiving under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot and the 14 passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the skydiving flight. The local flight departed C83 at about 1845.

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Beech King Air 90 Non-Fatal Longmont, CO June 27, 2016

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in 2016, Beech King Air 90, CO, Longmont, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

On June 27, 2016, about 1400 mountain daylight time, a Beech E-90 King Air airplane, N92DV, was struck by a skydiver exiting the airplane near Longmont, Colorado. The commercial rated pilot and fourteen skydivers were not injured and one skydiver sustained serious injuries. The airplane sustained substantial damage.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Sebastian, FL February 9, 2015

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in 2015, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Ferry, FL, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Preflight, Sebastian | 0 comments

On February 9, 2015 at 0615 eastern standard time, N30EA, a DH6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damage when it collided with N70EA, another DH6 Twin Otter, during engine start at the Sebastian Municipal Airport (X26), Sebastian, Florida. Neither the pilot on N30EA or N70EA were injured. Both airplanes were registered to and operated by Eagle Air Transport, Ottawa, Illinois. An instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the re-positioning flight that was destined for the Exuma International Airport (MYEF), George Town, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the positioning flight conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

Both airplanes were parked right next to each other, wing-tip to wing-tip. N30AE was parked on the right side of N70AE. The pilot of N30AE stated that she had just started the engines. When she advanced the throttles (one at a time) to bring the generators on-line, the airplane began to move forward. She said she tried to apply the brakes, but they were not working and she was unable to move the tiller, which was positioned all the way to the left. The pilot was unable to stop the airplane and it collided with N70AE.

The pilot of N70AE said that had not started the engines yet when N30AE struck his airplane.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Pepperell, MA August 23, 2014

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in 2014, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

While climbing through 2,500 feet after takeoff, the pilot observed a red-tailed hawk approaching the airplane from below. The hawk impacted the left wing, and the pilot elected to perform a precautionary landing. The airplane subsequently landed without incident. Postaccident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the left wing.

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King Air B90 Non-Fatal Hillsboro, TX September 17, 2011

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in 2011, Beech King Air 90, Hillsboro, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, TX | 0 comments

While landing, the airplane touched down short of the runway, the left main landing gear impacted the edge of the runway and collapsed, and the airplane departed the edge of the runway into a culvert. The airplane’s left wing sustained substantial damage.

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C-402 Non-Fatal Caldwell, ID June 20, 2011

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in 2011, C-402, Caldwell, Fuel Starvation, ID, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot of the skydiving airplane was performing the first takeoff of the day, and he had just raised the landing gear when the airplane experienced a complete loss of power in one of its two engines. There was still runway remaining, and the pilot made the decision to abort the takeoff.

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Beech 99 Non-Fatal Cedartown, GA April 10, 2011

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in 2011, Beech 99, Cedartown, GA, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot received an unsafe landing gear indication for the left main landing gear when he configured the airplane for landing. He cycled the gear and then attempted a manual extension, both without success. The pilot then completed the landing on the nose and right main landing gear. A post accident examination of the left main landing gear actuator revealed that the supports for the actuator bearings lacked lubrication and that the bearings displayed wear due to inadequate lubrication.

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King Air 90 Non-Fatal DeKalb, IL March 2, 2010

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in 2010, Beech King Air 90, Dekalb, IL, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Maintenance Flight, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

The Beech King Air had undergone maintenance that included a landing gear disassembly and inspection in preparation for the airplane’s sale. Following the landing gear inspection, the left main landing gear strut was overfilled to an extension that exceeded maintenance specifications due to the strut not being able to maintain the manufacturer’s specified pressure/extension.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Orange, VA June 13, 2009

Posted by on Jun 13, 2009 in 2009, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Orange, VA | 0 comments

The pilot stated that after the 20 skydivers left the airplane, he “descended and entered at a 45-degree angle for the downwind leg for landing on runway 08.” Once on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, the pilot stated that the “windshield began fogging up.” The pilot decided to make a 360-degree turn to the right while he wiped the window with a rag.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Baldwin, WI June 29, 2008

Posted by on Jun 29, 2008 in 2008, Baldwin, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, WI | 0 comments

The pilot reported that there were no observed anomalies with the left wing prior to the flight. During the flight, which was conducted as a local parachute operation, the pilot performed a descending turn. The left wing’s aileron bound when the pilot attempted to level the bank. The pilot declared an emergency.

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B-90 King Air Non-Fatal Wallkill, NY July 27, 2007

Posted by on Jul 27, 2007 in 2007, Beech King Air 90, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, NY, Walkill | 0 comments

Following an uneventful flight, the pilot overflew the destination airport and observed no apparent wind speed or direction on the windsock. The airplane approached the runway fast, and landed “very hard,” separating the right main landing gear from the airplane in the process.

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B-90 Non-Fatal Louisburg, NC July 8, 2007

Posted by on Jul 8, 2007 in 2007, Beech King Air 90, Louisburg, NC, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

The pilot began descending when he thought all jumpers had departed the airplane, but 1 jumper remained. The remaining jumper realized the airplane was descending but was too late to stop his exit. After exiting the airplane he contacted the horizontal stabilizer and broke the femur of his left leg.

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DHC-6 Non-Fatal Rittman, OH June 4, 2005

Posted by on Jun 4, 2005 in 2005, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, OH, Rittman, Training | 0 comments

The purpose of the flight was for the second pilot to perform an evaluation of the first pilot, who was recently designated by the operator as a backup pilot. Following several successful flights with and without passengers, the pilots discussed single engine operations, and the first pilot reduced the right engine’s power to flight idle and feathered the propeller.

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Beech D18 Non-Fatal Tullahoma, TN September 6, 2004

Posted by on Sep 6, 2004 in 2004, Beech 18, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, TN, Tullahoma | 0 comments

During takeoff roll, the airplane’s right landing gear tire blew. The left wing raised up and the airplane drifted right. The pilot shut down the power. The pilot then stated that the right wheel caught the raised grass area on the edge of the runway. The airplane’s tail swung to the right and the right landing gear collapsed.

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Beech 65-A90 King Air Non-Fatal Fentress, TX October 17, 2003

Posted by on Oct 17, 2003 in 2003, Beech King Air 90, Fentress, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, TX | 0 comments

The airplane lost engine power during descent. The 1,127-hour pilot elected to perform emergency engine out procedures and prepared for an emergency landing. After impact, the pilot observed the right engine nacelle engulfed in flames, which then spread to the fuselage. Review of the engine logbook revealed the engine was being operated in excess of 1,000 hours of the manufacturer’s recommended time between overhauls of 3,600 hours.

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