1994

C-182 Non-Fatal Bowling Green, MO December 17, 1994

Posted by on Dec 17, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

The airplane took off with four parachutists on board. After reaching an altitude of 11,000 feet, one parachutist exited the airplane. As the second parachutist was exiting, his reserve parachute deployed pulling him toward the rear of the airplane. The parachute canopy went over the top of the horizontal stabilizer and the parachutist went under the stabilizer.

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Beech 65-90 Non-Fatal San Diego, CA November 6, 1994

Posted by on Nov 6, 1994 in 1994, Beech King Air 90, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

The aircraft was damaged when a sport parachutist collided with the horizontal stabilizer while exiting the aircraft at 13,000 feet msl. According to statements from the pilots and other jumpers on board the aircraft, the injured jumper’s reserve parachute deployed as he exited the door. The parachute momentarily draped over the left leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer,

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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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C-172 Fatal (4) Tremont City, OH July 16, 1994

Posted by on Jul 16, 1994 in 1994, 4, C-172, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The pilot was asked by the airport manager to fly a parachute jump flight in a cessna 172. The manager suggested that the pilot make a soft field takeoff & climb straight out to gain altitude. Witnesses reported the takeoff and initial climb appeared normal, but at about 200′ agl, the airplane leveled off, then descended about 50′ and continued forward for a moment

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PC-6 Porter Non-Fatal Raeford, NC July 9, 1994

Posted by on Jul 9, 1994 in 1994, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, PC-6 Pilatus Porter | 0 comments

The pilot was performing the initial takeoff, when he observed a loss of power, associated with a torque indication of zero. He force landed the aircraft in a wooded area when he could not make an open field. A post accident inspection of the engine revealed that the fuel control unit arm was loose, and the lock wire was not in place.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Glencoe, MN May 22, 1994

Posted by on May 22, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The 81-year-old pilot was flying to the glencoe municipal airport to pick up parachutists. The glencoe airport has a grass runway. The pilot landed in a grass field one-half mile south of the airport. Witnesses reported the pilot circled the field before landing. The airplane struck a fence post and nosed over during landing roll.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Bryan, TX May 21, 1994

Posted by on May 21, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

On final approach to runway 14, a total loss of engine power occurred. Due to construction equipment, transmission lines, and vehicle traffic on a highway, the pilot made a decision to land in a field. During the landing in rough and uneven terrain, the nose gear, left main gear, and left wing were damaged. The pilot reported 15 gallons of fuel at the initial preflight.

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C-170 Non-Fatal Bushnell, FL April 26, 1994

Posted by on Apr 26, 1994 in 1994, C-170, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The commercial pilot was about 50 feet agl on initial takeoff climb when the airplane started to vibrate and the engine started running rough. The pilot determined that he could not clear trees at the end of an open field and made a forced landing straight ahead maneuvering around some trees and cattle. The pilot stated he flared a little high, landed hard and the right main landing gear separated.

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Beech 45 Non-Fatal Acampo, CA April 24, 1994

Posted by on Apr 24, 1994 in 1994, Beech 45 (Beech 18 military), Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Preflight | 0 comments

The pilot was conducting a local skydiving flight. During the climb, both engines began to operate intermittently. The pilot instructed the parachutists to bail out at 9,000 feet msl and returned to the airport. The pilot failed to use carburetor heat during the descent. The pilot applied power to both engines while on final approach, but got no response.

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C-208 Caravan Non-Fatal Whitewright, TX April 3, 1994

Posted by on Apr 3, 1994 in 1994, C-208 Caravan, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Tail Strike | 0 comments

During sport parachute operations the aircraft inadvertently stalled when too many jumpers attached themselves on the outside of the aircraft. The jumpers had been briefed on limiting the number to exit at one time to six; however, they ignored these instructions. As they departed the aircraft the pilot regained control and landed without further incident.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Nampa, ID February 27, 1994

Posted by on Feb 27, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The aircraft departed fully topped with 65 gallons of fuel on three 45 nautical mile minimum legs plus a total of five parachute drops involving ascents between 7,500 and 9,500 feet above ground level. During the descent from the fifth parachute drop the engine stopped developing power and the pilot in command executed a forced landing in a field. During the landing roll the aircraft collided with a barb wire fence and impacted a drainage ditch.

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