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C-182 Non-Fatal Kankakee, IL June 26, 2016

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in 2016, C-182, Engine Failure, IL, Kankakee, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The commercial pilot reported that, after dropping off skydivers, he made a rapid spiraling descent back to the airport. The pilot added that, because the wind had changed such that it resulted in a tailwind, he initiated a go-around during the landing approach; however, when he advanced the throttle, the engine initially surged and then lost power. The pilot made a forced landing in a corn field near the end of the runway.
After the accident, the pilot drained about 7 gallons of fuel from the airplane. Fuel was present in the carburetor, but the gascolator bowl was empty. No other anomalies were noted. It is likely that the low level of fuel unported during the rapid spiraling descent, which led to the subsequent fuel starvation to the engine.

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C-182B Non-Fatal Fults, IL July 14, 2015

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in 2015, C-182, Festus, Fults, IL, Loss of Aircraft Control, Mechanical Failure, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

On July 14, 2015 about 1456 central standard time, a Cessna 1959 year model 182B skydive equipped airplane, N2764G, registered to Cook Aviation of St. Louis, Missouri, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain after the pilot bailed out (via donned parachute) due to flight control problems.

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C-182A Non-Fatal Geneseo, IL July 2, 2014

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in 2014, C-182, Fuel Exhaustion, Geneseo, IL, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The pilot was on final approach when the engine started to run out of fuel. She said her boss had a similar problem on a previous flight, and had to correct for it by pitching the nose up and down to force fuel into the fuel lines. The pilot recalled pitching the nose up and down but nothing after that.

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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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C-P206 Fatal (1) Taylorville, IL October 24, 2004

Posted by on Oct 24, 2004 in 1, 2004, C-P206, Collisions Other, Fatal, Fatal Single-Engine, IL, Loss of Aircraft Control, Taylorville | 0 comments

The airplane entered an inverted spin during a skydiving operation when a parachutist’s parachute deployed while exiting the airplane at 10,500 feet mean sea level. The parachute became entangled around the right hand landing gear and the parachutist could not be freed. The pilot, who was wearing a parachute, and the remaining parachutists jumped from the airplane.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Deer Grove, IL August 24,2003

Posted by on Aug 24, 2003 in 2003, C-182, Deer Grove, IL, Loss of Aircraft Control, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine | 0 comments

The airplane landed downwind, approximately halfway down the runway, overran the end of the runway and nosed over. The pilot reported that while en route he monitored a nearby automated weather observing system (AWOS) and the winds were “230 [degrees true] at 3 knots.” The pilot stated, “I decided I would use either end of [the] runway since [the] wind was calm.”

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Bell 412 Fatal (1) Rantoul, IL August 2, 2002

Posted by on Aug 2, 2002 in 1, 2002, Bell 412, Fatal, IL, Prop Strike, Rantoul | 0 comments

The helicopter’s main rotor blade contacted a photographer fatally injuring him. Before lift off, ground crew informed the pilot that there were four canopies in the vicinity of the takeoff area. The pilot immediately took off and began following a mowed grass area adjacent to an area of corn in which the photographer was standing in and unseen by the pilot.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Taylorville, IL July 4, 2001

Posted by on Jul 4, 2001 in 2001, C-182, Carburetor Icing, IL, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, Taylorville | 0 comments

The airplane nosed over in a cornfield during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power. The pilot reported he released the parachutists at 10,100 feet msl over the drop zone and started the descent to the south due to better cloud clearances and to keep clear of company traffic. He reported that he applied carburetor heat before descending.

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