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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 29 julio 2006
Hora:ca 13:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operado por:Quantum Leap Skydiving Center
Alquilado a :Adventure Aviation
Registración: N203E
Numéro de série: 53
Año de Construcción: 1967-06-14 (39 years 2 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:37434
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Sullivan Regional Airport, MO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Paracaídismo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sullivan Regional Airport, MO (KUUV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sullivan Regional Airport, MO (KUUV), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
Twin Otter N203E departed Sullivan Regional carrying seven skydivers. Immediately after takeoff from runway 06 witnesses heard a popping sound. The Twin Otter lost height, contacted a utility pole, a tree and crashed next to a house at 1039 North and South Road, just northwest of the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot’s failure to maintain airspeed following a loss of power in the right engine due to the fracturing of compressor turbine blades for undetermined reasons. Contributing to some parachutists’ injuries was the lack of a more effective restraint system on the airplane."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Accident number: NTSB AAR-08-03/SUM
Download report: Final report

Fuentes:
» Sky divers' plane crashes, killing 6 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch 29-7-2006)


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accident date: 29-07-2006
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: N203E
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accident date: 29-07-2006
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: N203E
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-N203E
accident date: 29-07-2006
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: N203E
 

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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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