2018 C-U206 IN Non-Fatal Single-Engine Waynesville

C-U206 Non-Fatal Waynesville, OH August 10, 2018

The pilot reported that, while he was climbing the airplane to jump altitude with skydivers onboard, it
encountered “light rain,” so he decided to postpone the jump and return to the airport. Upon crossing the
runway threshold, about 100 ft above ground level, he initiated a go-around, but the airplane “did not
climb.” The pilot then decided to land on the remaining runway. After touchdown, he applied full
braking, but the airplane overran the end of the runway into a corn field.

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2008 C-208 Caravan Greensburg IN Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine

C-208 Non-Fatal Greensburg, IN June 01, 2008

The pilot reported that the airplane, which was used for sky diving operations, was climbing through 7,000 feet mean sea level (msl) when he heard an explosion followed by a metal grinding noise coming from the engine section of the airplane. He felt the airplane vibrate, and smoke began to fill the cabin. He reported that the engine was not producing any power so he shut the fuel off and performed procedures to rid the cabin of smoke.

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2003 C-182 IN Mechanical Failure Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine Washington Court House

C-182F Non-Fatal Washington Court House, IN May 4, 2003

A witness reported that the airplane touched down within 1,000 feet of the runway threshold. The airplane rolled about 200 feet, and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane then veered left and came to rest inverted. The witness added that the nose gear collapse left scrape marks on the runway. Examination of the airplane revealed that the upper link of the nose gear torque knee had failed.

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