2003

C-182A Non-Fatal Kapowsin, WA November 8, 2003

Posted by on Nov 8, 2003 in 2003, C-182, Kapowsin, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined, WA | 0 comments

After completing a flight with a load of skydivers, the pilot “dipped” the left tank and it indicated 15 gallons of fuel. He then flew another flight to 3,500 feet MSL and started his descent. The pilot reduced power to 1,600 rpm and 16 inches of manifold pressure, and applied full carburetor heat. As the aircraft was approaching pattern altitude, approximately 1,000 AGL, the engine quit without warning.

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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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C-182A Non-Fatal Pine Haven, WY September 7, 2003

Posted by on Sep 7, 2003 in 2003, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Pine Haven, Undetermined, WY | 0 comments

According to the pilot, he completed an air drop of skydivers and was returning to land. During the final approach, he added power to maintain altitude and obstacle clearance, and the engine “quit without sputter[ing].” He made a forced landing in a sagebrush covered field. The airplane struck the ground, slid down a gully, and struck a tree.

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PC-6 Porter Non-Fatal Vigo Park, TX August 28,2003

Posted by on Aug 28, 2003 in 2003, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, PC-6 Pilatus Porter, TX, Vigo Park | 0 comments

During cruise flight, the 33,000-hour pilot stated that the airplane encountered “extreme clear air turbulence followed by three jolts in rapid succession.” He “heard a loud pop as he jerked the throttle to the flight idle position.” As the airspeed was slowing, the pilot attempted to add power. The “throttle would not move from the flight idle position and the propeller went into BETA.”

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C-182 Non-Fatal Deer Grove, IL August 24,2003

Posted by on Aug 24, 2003 in 2003, C-182, Deer Grove, IL, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The airplane landed downwind, approximately halfway down the runway, overran the end of the runway and nosed over. The pilot reported that while en route he monitored a nearby automated weather observing system (AWOS) and the winds were “230 [degrees true] at 3 knots.” The pilot stated, “I decided I would use either end of [the] runway since [the] wind was calm.”

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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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C-182E Non-Fatal Bryan, TX May 23, 2003

Posted by on May 23, 2003 in 2003, Bryan, C-182, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, TX | 0 comments

The commercial pilot reported a partial loss of engine power during takeoff. He was unable to restore full power, and made an emergency off-airport landing, which resulted in structural damage to the airplane. An FAA inspector and an aviation mechanic examined the engine and noted that the gasket between the air filter and carburetor was missing.

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C-182F Non-Fatal Washington Court House, IN May 4, 2003

Posted by on May 4, 2003 in 2003, C-182, IN, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Washington Court House | 0 comments

A witness reported that the airplane touched down within 1,000 feet of the runway threshold. The airplane rolled about 200 feet, and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane then veered left and came to rest inverted. The witness added that the nose gear collapse left scrape marks on the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed that the upper link of the nose gear torque knee had failed.

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C-208 Non-Fatal Caravan Creswell, OR March 5, 2003

Posted by on Mar 5, 2003 in 2003, C-208 Caravan, Creswell, Fuel Contamination, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, OR | 0 comments

The pilot reported that prior to takeoff he drained the main lower sump, but not the wing sumps, as was company policy. The pilot stated that he was told by the mechanic that “constant use of the wing sumps causes them to leak, and also causes damage to the fuel cells that is hard to repair.” The pilot also reported that the airplane had been fueled a few days prior to the flight from a 55 gallon barrel by an electric pump at the company’s fueling facility.

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