C-182 Non-Fatal Beeville, TX June 6, 1992

Posted by on Jun 6, 1992 in 1992, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

During a vfr final approach, following a parachute jumping flight, to a private airstrip the engine lost all power. The pilot made a forced landing into a field. The owner/operator reported that the flaps remained in the up position at the accident site and that the pilot had stated the flaps remained in the up position during the approach and landing. The manufacturers’ procedures list full flaps for a shortfield landing. During the flare/touchdown the nose gear collapsed and the airplane came to rest in an inverted position. The cause of the power loss was not determined.

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Beech 65 Non-Fatal California, MD June 2, 1991

Posted by on Jun 2, 1991 in 1991, Beech 65 Queen Air, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Multi-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

The pilot reported that shortly after takeoff on a parachute jumping flt the left engine lost power, but a second later power was restored. Soon afterwards a total power loss occurred. According to the pilot, the propeller stopped rotating and did not windmill. He did not feather the left propeller. He made a shallow left turn toward an open field, while trying to return to the airport. He was unable to maintain adequate airspeed or altitude, and in order to maintain aircraft control, he reduced power on the right enggine. He made a forced landing in a wheat field. The airplane came to a stop and all occupants escaped the airplane before it caught fire. The examination of the airplane did not disclose evidence of mechanical malfunction. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Goldsby, OK November 16, 1985

Posted by on Nov 16, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

The plt stated the purpose of the flt was to drop parachute jumpers. The jumpers deplaned at 8500 ft msl and the plt reduced pwr for a descent and landing at the arpt of departure. He stated he did not apply carb heat during the entire descent and he entered the traffic pattern with reduced pwr.During final apch, he applied throttle but the eng would not respond, it would only run rough. The plt stated the acft was descending rapidly and it was obvious he would not be able to land on the arpt. He landed the acft in a plowed, muddy fld where it nosed over. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal North Canton, OH July 13, 1985

Posted by on Jul 13, 1985 in 1985, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

The preflight, engine runup and initial takeoff were uneventful. At approx 600 ft agl the engine sputtered for two or three seconds then stopped. The pilot turned back toward the runway but was too low. He crash landed in a gravel quarry after clipping power lines. No engine abnormalities were noted during a subsequent engine teardown. The reason for the engine failure could not be determined. The operator believed that either the mixture control had backedoff during the climb ot that the parachutist in the front rt seat had inadvertently pulled the mixture off with a piece of her equipment during the climb, causing the power loss. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal South DosPalos, CA August 28, 1983

Posted by on Aug 28, 1983 in 1983, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Undetermined | 0 comments

While descending toward the arpt, after 4 parachute jumpers had egressed, the eng loss all power. There was insufficient alt to glide to the arpt, so the plt elected to land in an area with rice paddies. As the acft touched down, it encountered a dike & nosed over, an exam revealed that some fuel was remaining in the fuel tanks. About 1 pint of fuel was drained from the fire wall fuel strainer. No water was found in the fuel sys. Aprx 25 mi south at merced, ca, the temp & dew point were 87 & 50 deg, respective. According to icg probability charts, carb ice would have been possible at glide power; however, icing was not verified. Read the NTSB...

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C-182 Non-Fatal Woodland, CA March 6, 1982

Posted by on Mar 6, 1982 in 1982, C-182, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Severity, Undetermined | 0 comments

A climb was made to 10,000 ft on a skydiving flight. The pilot reported that after descending to 2000 ft, the engine began to lose power and run rough. He elected to make an off-airport landing in a field. Near the end of the landing roll, the nose gear sank into soft terrain, and the aircraft flipped over. Read the NTSB...

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