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C-208 Non-Fatal Caravan Creswell, OR March 5, 2003

Posted by on Mar 5, 2003 in 2003, C-208 Caravan, Creswell, Fuel Contamination, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, OR | 0 comments

The pilot reported that prior to takeoff he drained the main lower sump, but not the wing sumps, as was company policy. The pilot stated that he was told by the mechanic that “constant use of the wing sumps causes them to leak, and also causes damage to the fuel cells that is hard to repair.” The pilot also reported that the airplane had been fueled a few days prior to the flight from a 55 gallon barrel by an electric pump at the company’s fueling facility.

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C-182 Non-Fatal Estacada, OR September 28, 2002

Posted by on Sep 28, 2002 in 2002, C-182, Estacada, Non-Fatal, Non-Fatal Single-Engine, OR, Tail Strike | 0 comments

While the aircraft was level at 10,500 feet above sea level (MSL), four skydivers took their positions on the right exterior jump-step of the aircraft. Just after the last jumper was on the step, the parachute of one of the jumpers inadvertently deployed and streamed back into the aircraft’s tail surfaces.

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