2000

C-182 Non-Fatal Paradise, CA Dec. 3, 2000

Posted by on Dec 3, 2000 in 2000, C-182, CA, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Paradise | 0 comments

After discharging three parachutists into a drop zone from about 12,000 feet mean sea level, the pilot attempted to return to the departure airport. The engine began surging as the airplane descended through 8,000 feet. The pilot continued the descent and entered the departure airport’s traffic pattern. He misjudged his distance from the runway, and when all engine power was lost turning onto the final approach leg he was unable to glide to the runway.

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DHC-6 Fatal (1) Raleigh, NC July 31, 2000

Posted by on Jul 31, 2000 in 1, 2000, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Ferry, NC, Raleigh | 0 comments

The flight had proceeded without incident until a visual approach was made to the destination airport, but a landing was not completed because of poor visibility due to ground fog. The pilot then requested vectors to another airport, and was advised by ATC that he was below radar coverage, and he could not be radar identified. The pilot stated he would proceed to a third airport;

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C-182 Non-Fatal Snohomish, WA July 15, 2000

Posted by on Jul 15, 2000 in 2000, C-182, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Snohomish, WA | 0 comments

The pilot reported that she taxied the aircraft to the grass covered run-up area in preparation for takeoff. As the aircraft moved over the grass, a ‘snapping’ sound was heard and the aircraft ’tilted back and to the right.’ The right wing and right side stabilizer contacted the ground.

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Beech 65-A90 Non-Fatal Lake Wales, FL July 2, 2000

Posted by on Jul 2, 2000 in 2000, Beech King Air 90, Collisions Other, FL, Lake Wales, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

After takeoff the pilot raised the landing gear and then had to take evasive action to the right to avoid a flock of birds. As he performed the evasive maneuver, he raised the flaps. The aircraft was slow, and he kept the nose down to build up speed for the climb. Just as he was to commence the climb, he caught a glimpse of a wire ahead. He pulled up rapidly, but contacted the wire with the right wing.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Freedom, PA June 17, 2000

Posted by on Jun 17, 2000 in 2000, C-182, Freedom, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, PA | 0 comments

Prior to the day of the accident, the pilot had not flown out of the airstrip. During takeoff, the airplane traveled over a ‘soft spot’, and began to veer to the left. The pilot was unable to correct the turn, the airplane went off the left side of the runway and struck a tree. The runway was 1,515 feet long, 110 feet wide, and consisted of soft turf. Review of the pilot’s weight and balance calculations revealed that the airplane was approximately 300 pounds over the maximum gross takeoff weight.

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