2011

C-208 Non-Fatal Mesquite, NV December 17, 2011

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in 2011, C-208 Caravan, Fuel Exhaustion, Mesquite, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, NV | 0 comments

Prior to the flight, the pilot fueled the airplane with 16 gallons of jet fuel. He planned to make two local flights carrying skydivers aloft. During the second skydiving flight, he delayed releasing the skydivers due to traffic in the area. As he turned the airplane back toward the drop zone, the airplane’s engine experienced a total loss of power.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Skiatook, OK October 12, 2011

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in 2011, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, OK, Skiatook | 0 comments

The pilot reported that he was descending to land after his final flight of the day. The airplane was about 1,500 to 1,700 feet above ground level and about 1.25 miles from the airport when the engine lost total power. The pilot made an emergency landing to an open field, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Warrenton, VA October 10, 2011

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in 2011, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Tail Strike, VA, Warrenton | 0 comments

The pilot stated that he was descending the airplane from an altitude of 8,000 feet after releasing skydivers. During the descent, at an altitude of about 3,000 feet, the airplane’s door opened and contacted the underside of the wing. The pilot slowed the airplane and attempted to close the door but noticed that the door had warped and that the window was missing.

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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 airplaneā€™s left wing sustained substantial damage.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Dandridge, TN July 30, 2011

Posted by on Jul 30, 2011 in 2011, C-182, Dandridge, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, TN | 0 comments

The pilot stated that he fueled the airplane for two flights with skydivers and thirty minutes of reserve fuel. He further stated that during the second approach he had to adjust his intended flight path for other airplane traffic. Then, as the pilot decreased the pitch of the airplane on final approach, the engine sputtered and lost power.

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C-182F Non-Fatal Warrenton, VA June 23, 2011

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in 2011, C-182, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, VA, Warrenton | 0 comments

According to the pilot, as he taxied the airplane to the runway for takeoff, the left main landing gear collapsed. Examination revealed that the left main landing gear had fractured and completely separated from the airplane about 6 inches outboard of its attachment point at the airframe.

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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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C-P206 Non-Fatal Wasilla, AK May 27, 2011

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in 2011, AK, C-P206, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Wasilla | 0 comments

During takeoff the airplane, which was taking off for a parachute jump, collided with trees lining the side of the grass runway. The pilot said that a previous flight that day had been uneventful. During the accident takeoff he said he heard a “pop” at rotation and the airplane pulled to the left.

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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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C-182A Non-Fatal Lesage, WV April 10, 2011

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in 2011, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Lesage, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, WV | 0 comments

The pilot flew four skydiving flights without refueling. On the last flight, after the skydivers exited the airplane, the pilot initiated a descent and the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power. The pilot knew he could not make it back to the airport and made a forced landing to a gravel area.

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DHC-6 Fatal (2) Hampton, GA March 8, 2011

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in 2, 2011, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, GA, Hampton, Maintenance Flight | 0 comments

The airplane had not been flown for about 5 months and the purpose of the accident flight was a maintenance test flight after both engines had been replaced with higher horsepower models. Witnesses observed the airplane depart and complete two uneventful touch-and-go landings. The airplane was then observed to be struggling to gain altitude and airspeed while maneuvering in the traffic pattern.

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