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Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 17 Dezember 2011
Zeit:ca 12:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Betrieben durch:Skydive Mesquite
Gemietet von :Spokane Turbine Skydiving
Kennzeichen: N275PM
Werknummer: 208-00119
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Fallschirm
Flug von:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH), USA
Flug nach:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH), USA
Unfallbericht:
A Cessna 208 Caravan I skydiving plane, operated by Skydive Mesquite, crashed at Mesquite Airport. Both the pilot and a single passenger survived the accident with minor injuries.
Prior to the flight, the pilot fueled the airplane with 16 gallons of jet fuel. He planned on making two local flights carrying skydivers aloft. During the second skydiving flight he delayed releasing the skydivers due to traffic in the area. As he turned the plane back towards the drop zone the airplane's engine experienced a total loss of power. The pilot signalled the skydivers to exit the airplane, feathered the propeller, and executed an attempted forced landing to the runway. The airplane landed long, went off the end of the runway, across Kitty Hawk Drive, and slid down a slope into the Canyons Golf Course before stopping on its belly at the 17th hole. The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight. He also stated that the cause of the loss of engine power was poor fuel management and fuel exhaustion.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper preflight planning, which resulted in a loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 82 days (3 months)
Accident number: WPR12CA069
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» Mesquite Skydive plane crashes at golf course (KNTV, 17-12-2011)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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