2012

C-208 Non-Fatal Raeford, NC August 18, 2012

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in 2012, C-208 Caravan, Loss of Aircraft Control, NC, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Raeford | 0 comments

According to the pilot, during the landing on a grassy area that was parallel to the paved runway, the airplane touched down and impacted a ditch near an intersecting taxiway. The airplane became airborne, touched down on the other side of the intersecting taxiway, bounced again, and then landed hard on the nose gear, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and subsequent collapse of the nose landing gear.

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C-208 Non-Fatal Chula Vista, CA August 6, 2012

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in 2012, C-208 Caravan, CA, Chula Vista, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot said that, while on short final, the airplane experienced a sudden sink rate when the wind changed from a head wind to calm conditions. He was unable to arrest the sink rate even after power was applied because of the lag time for the airplane’s turbine engine to spool up.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Farmingdale, NJ July 21, 2012

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in 2012, C-182, Farmingdale, Fuel Exhaustion, NJ, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot was returning to the airport after dropping off parachutists at 9,000 feet. He said that the flight lasted about 30 minutes, and as he turned onto final approach in the traffic pattern, he pulled the throttle back, and the engine lost power. The pilot performed a forced landing in a field, and the airplane struck some power poles lying on the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the airframe.

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King Air E90 Fatal (1) Karnack, TX July 7, 2012

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in 1, 2012, Beech King Air 90, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Ferry, Karnack, TX | 0 comments

Before the flight, the pilot did not obtain a weather briefing and departed without approval from company personnel. The airplane departed the airport about 0230 and climbed to 14,500 feet mean sea level. The pilot obtained visual flight rules (VFR) flight following services from air traffic control (ATC) personnel during the flight. While the airplane was en route, ATC personnel advised the pilot that an area of moderate precipitation was located about 15 miles ahead along the airplane’s flight path.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Sussex, NJ June 28, 2012

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in 2012, C-182, Loss of Aircraft Control, NJ, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Sussex | 0 comments

The pilot reported that, during the final leg of the approach, the airplane was above the intended approach path and speed. Over the threshold of the runway, the airplane encountered a gust of wind. The pilot announced on the common traffic advisory frequency his intention to perform a go-around maneuver.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Watsonville, CA June 24, 2012

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 in 2012, C-182, CA, Fuel Exhaustion, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Watsonville | 0 comments

The pilot stated that he departed the airport for the 15-minute skydiving flight with about 20 gallons of fuel onboard. After completing a jump run, he was returning to the airport and maneuvered the airplane on final approach. When the airplane was about 3 miles from the runway and about 1,200 feet above ground level, the engine experienced a partial loss of power.

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C-U206 Non-Fatal Winterset, IA April 1, 2012

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in 2012, C-U206, IA, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Winterset | 0 comments

The pilot stated that he departed the airport with six parachutists for a jump flight. As the airplane approached 1,000 feet above ground level, he noticed that the airplane wasn’t climbing. He checked the engine gauges and noticed that the engine analyzer was flashing “CHT” and the cylinder head temperature was 454 degrees F. As the pilot pitched the nose down and turned back to the airport, he heard a muffled “thud” sound and saw white smoke pour from the engine.

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C-205 Non-Fatal Lake Wales, FL March 31, 2012

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in 2012, C-205, FL, Fuel Starvation, Lake Wales, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot said that he normally flew the airplane with the fuel selector positioned to the right main fuel tank during skydiving operations. However, on the day of the accident, maintenance was performed on the airplane, and three engine run-ups were performed using the left main fuel tank.

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FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8 Fatal (1) Fitzgerald, GA March 16, 2012

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in 1, 2012, Fatal, FIREFLY BALLOONS INC FIREFLY 8, Fitzgerald, GA, Loss of Aircraft Control | 0 comments

The balloon pilot conducted multiple sport parachute flights throughout the day without obtaining a weather briefing. A SIGMET for severe thunderstorms, hail, and cloud tops to 45,000 feet was in effect for the area surrounding the takeoff and accident sites. Shortly after the balloon lifted off on the accident flight, the ground crew was advised of a severe storm warning for the area and observed the storm on radar via their cellular telephones.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Caldwell, ID March 14, 2012

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in 2012, C-182, Caldwell, Collisions Other, ID, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot stated that, before starting the engine by manually rotating the propeller, he set the brakes, throttle, and trim. He exited the airplane and proceeded to rotate the propeller. When the engine started, it went to full rpm, and the airplane started to move forward on the taxiway at a high speed.

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