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1994 Improper/Poor Maintenance Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine PC-6 Pilatus Porter

PC-6 Porter Non-Fatal Raeford, NC July 9, 1994

The pilot was performing the initial takeoff, when he observed a loss of power, associated with a torque indication of zero. He force landed the aircraft in a wooded area when he could not make an open field. A post accident inspection of the engine revealed that the fuel control unit arm was loose, and the lock wire was not in place.

Read the NTSB report…

The pilot was performing the initial takeoff, when he observed a loss of power, associated with a torque indication of zero. He force landed the aircraft in a wooded area when he could not make an open field. A post accident inspection of the engine revealed that the fuel control unit arm was loose, and the lock wire was not in place.

Read the NTSB report…

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