Maintenance Flight

C-208 Supervan Non-Fatal Virdigris, OK March 24, 2015

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in 2015, C-208 Caravan, Maintenance Flight, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, OK, Virdigris | 0 comments

On March 24, 2015, about 1459 central daylight time, a Cessna 208B, N106BZ, collided with terrain and trees during an off airport forced landing in Verdigris, Oklahoma. The force landing was a result of a loss of engine power during an en route climb. The airline transport rated pilot received minor injuries and the passenger was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The aircraft was owned and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as post maintenance test flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and it is unknown if a flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Tulsa International Airport, Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 1441.

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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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King Air 90 Non-Fatal DeKalb, IL March 2, 2010

Posted by on Mar 2, 2010 in 2010, Beech King Air 90, Dekalb, IL, Improper/Poor Maintenance, Maintenance Flight, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine | 0 comments

The Beech King Air had undergone maintenance that included a landing gear disassembly and inspection in preparation for the airplane’s sale. Following the landing gear inspection, the left main landing gear strut was overfilled to an extension that exceeded maintenance specifications due to the strut not being able to maintain the manufacturer’s specified pressure/extension.

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Beech H50 (Twin Bo) Fatal (1) Hartwood, VA October 17, 2004

Posted by on Oct 17, 2004 in 1, 2004, Beech H50 Twin Bonanza, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Hartwood, Maintenance Flight, VA | 0 comments

The airplane had not been flown for about 5 years prior to the accident, and was undergoing maintenance in preparation of a ferry flight. A mechanic reported that he had asked the pilot to conduct some engine run-ups as close to full power as possible. The pilot taxied to runway 35, a 2,470 foot-long, 35 foot-wide, gravel and turf runway; where he performed two high speed engine run-ups.

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