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2016 AZ C-182 Fire Gilbert Loss of Aircraft Control Non-Fatal Single-Engine Pilot Exit on EBR

C-182P Non-Fatal Gilbert, AZ September 17, 2016

The commercial pilot was conducting a skydiving flight with a night aerial pyrotechnic display. According to the pilot and the lead jumper, who was also one of the airplane’s co-owners, a pyrotechnic box was installed on a step on the airplane’s left main landing gear assembly spring leg just before the flight. The pilot and the lead jumper reported that, after departure and as the airplane arrived at the planned jump area and altitude, the skydivers were given the go-ahead to jump, and one of the jumper’s activated the sparklers in the pyrotechnic box. Shortly thereafter, they heard an explosion and then saw damage to the bottom of the left wing with fuel pouring out of it. The left wing became engulfed in flames, and the skydivers successfully jumped out of the airplane.

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2008 AZ Buckeye C-206 Turbo-Charged C-U206 Collisions Other Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-TU206 Non-Fatal Buckeye, AZ October 19, 2008

The pilot of a Piper L-4 airplane reported that shortly after he started the taxi roll from the parking area, he initiated a shallow turn toward the taxiway. As he reached the taxiway he steered to follow the centerline, however, the airplane continued to turn to the right. He reported, in part, that the left brake inputs were not responsive and the airplane continued to the right and collided with a standing occupied Cessna.

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2008 AZ Buckeye C-182 Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Undetermined

C-182A Non-Fatal Buckeye, AZ March 29, 2008

The pilot was returning to the departure airport following the release of skydivers. The airplane was on a straight in approach to the runway during windy conditions when the engine lost power. The pilot applied full throttle but the engine did not respond.

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2002 AZ C-182 Collisions Other Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Marana

C-182C Fatal Mid-Air Marana, AZ March 15, 2002

A US Army Pilatus UV-20A collided in midair with a Cessna 182C during parachute jumping operations. The collision occurred about 4,800 feet msl (2,800 feet agl) on the northeast side of runway 12 abeam the approach end. Both aircraft had made multiple flights taking jumpers aloft prior to the accident. The Pilatus departed runway 12 about 5 minutes prior to the Cessna’s departure on the same runway.

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1 2002 AZ Collisions Other Fatal Fatal Single-Engine Marana PC-6 Pilatus Porter

PC-6 Fatal (1) Porter Mid-Air Marana, AZ March 15, 2002

A US Army Pilatus UV-20A collided in midair with a Cessna 182C during parachute jumping operations. The collision occurred about 4,800 feet mean sea level (msl) (2,800 feet above ground level (agl)) on the northeast side of runway 12 abeam the approach end. Both aircraft had made multiple flights taking jumpers aloft prior to the accident. The Pilatus departed runway 12 about 5 minutes prior to the Cessna’s departure on the same runway.

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