2017 C-208 Caravan Loss of Aircraft Control Mulino Non-Fatal Single-Engine OR

C-208 Non-Fatal Mulino, OR August 4, 2017

The pilot was conducting parachute jump operations near the airport. After climbing to altitude, he
released his jumpers and returned to land. The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane
struck the runway nosewheel first. He added that the airplane bounced, floated down the runway, and
then settled to the right of the runway.

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2003 C-208 Caravan Creswell Fuel Contamination Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine OR

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

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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2002 C-182 Estacada Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine OR Tail Strike

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

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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