Narrative:While on a proficiency check flight both pilots attempted to perform a barrel roll (a prohibited aerobatics manoeuvre). The Beech struck the ground shortly before completion of the roll.
|Date:||28 APR 1993|
|Operator:||GP Express Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| U-228|
|First flight:|| 1986|
|Total airframe hrs:||6962|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||6 km (3.8 mls) NE of Shelton, NE (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
|Departure airport:||Grand Island Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Grand Island Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The deliberate disregard for Federal Aviation Regulations, GP Express procedures, and prudent concern for safety by the two pilots in their decision to execute an aerobatic manoeuvre during a scheduled check ride flight, and the failure of GP Express management to establish and maintain a commitment to instill professionalism in their pilots consistent with the highest levels of safety necessary for an airline operating scheduled passenger service."
» Air Safety Week 10.5.1993 (p. 5,10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/93 (#22)
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-11 and -12
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-13
» Scramble 168
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - USA |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||NTSB/AAR-94-01-SUM|
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Follow-up / safety actions
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