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Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 17 december 2011
Tijd:ca 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Vloog voor:Skydive Mesquite
Gehuurd van:Spokane Turbine Skydiving
Registratie: N275PM
Constructienummer: 208-00119
Bouwjaar: 1987
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Parachute
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mesquite Airport, NV (MFH), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 82 days (3 months)
Accident number: WPR12CA069
Download report: Summary report

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


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