Fentress

DHC-6 Non-Fatal Fentress, TX April 9, 2016

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in 2016, Collisions Other, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fentress, Loss of Aircraft Control, TX | 0 comments

The pilot reported that he was landing in gusty crosswind conditions following a parachute jump flight, and that the gusty conditions had persisted for the previous 10 skydiving flights that day. The pilot further reported that during the landing roll, when the nose wheel touched down, the airplane became “unstable” and veered to the left. He reported that he applied right rudder and added power to abort the landing, but the airplane departed the runway to the left and the left wing impacted a tree. The airplane spun 180 degrees to the left and came to rest after the impact with the tree.

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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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DHC-6 Fatal (1) Fentress, TX May 27, 2001

Posted by on May 27, 2001 in 1, 2001, DHC-6 Twin Otter, Fatal, Fatal Multi-Engine, Fentress, Formation Flying, Mid Air, Prop Strike, TX | 0 comments

A de Havilland DHC-6 and a Beech King Air 90 were to make a formation air drop of skydivers from 14,000 feet msl. The de Havilland was to be the lead aircraft with the King Air in trail. As the skydivers prepared to exit, the King Air was traveling faster than the de Havilland, and the pilot of the King Air had to pitch up and bank right to avoid the de Havilland.

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