Raeford

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-182 Non-Fatal Raeford, NC July 19, 1994

Posted by on Jul 19, 1994 in 1994, C-182, Engine Failure, Fuel Contamination, NC, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Preflight, Raeford | 0 comments

AFTER FUELING THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT OBSERVED ‘A LOT’ OF WATER IN THE FUEL, WHEN CHECKING THE SUMPS. HE SHOOK THE WINGS, AND AGAIN OBSERVED WATER. HE ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO SIT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR, THEN HE CHECKED THE SUMPS AGAIN. HE DRAINED WATER UNTIL NO MORE WATER WAS OBSERVED. AT ABOUT 200 FEET AGL, DURING THE INITIAL CLIMB, THE ENGINE QUIT.

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