2012 C-182 Caldwell Collisions Other ID Loss of Aircraft Control Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-182 Non-Fatal Caldwell, ID March 14, 2012

The pilot stated that, before starting the engine by manually rotating the propeller, he set the
brakes, throttle, and trim. He exited the airplane and proceeded to rotate the propeller. When
the engine started, it went to full rpm, and the airplane started to move forward on the taxiway
at a high speed. The airplane veered off the taxiway and continued its high speed taxi until it
impacted a hangar door, damaging the engine, both wings, and the right main landing gear.
The pilot reported that he had not chocked the airplane and thought the brake was set. He
further reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane.

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2011 C-402 Caldwell Fuel Starvation ID Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Multi-Engine

C-402 Non-Fatal Caldwell, ID June 20, 2011

The pilot of the skydiving airplane was performing the first takeoff of the day, and he had just raised the landing gear when the airplane experienced a complete loss of power in one of its two engines. There was still runway remaining, and the pilot made the decision to abort the takeoff.

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2005 C-182 Fuel Exhaustion ID Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Star

C-182A Non-Fatal Star, ID June 25, 2005

The airplane lost engine power and collided with terrain during the forced landing. Prior to the second flight of the day the pilot fueled the airplane’s right wing with approximately 8 gallons of fuel, bringing the total fuel load for the flight to approximately 20 or 21 gallons. The operator of the skydiving operation said that he instructed his pilots to fuel the aircraft after each flight to 21 gallons for a load of 3 or 4 people, and to 19 gallons for a load of 2 people.

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