ASN logo
Last updated: 22 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 9 février 2015
Heure:06:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Compagnie:Eagle Air Transport
Immatriculation: N30EA
Numéro de série: 191
Année de Fabrication: 1968-12-13 (46 years 2 months)
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Sebastian Municipal Airport, FL (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au roulage (TXI)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Sebastian Municipal Airport, FL, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:George Town-Exuma International Airport (GGT/MYEG), Bahamas
Détails:
Two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, N30EA and N70EA were both parked right next to each other, wing-tip to wing-tip at Sebastian Municipal Airport, Florida. N30AE was parked on the right side of N70AE.
Both aircraft were planning to conduct a re-positioning flight that was destined for the Exuma International Airport, Bahamas.
The pilot of N30AE stated that she had just started the engines when she advanced the throttles (one at a time) to bring the generators on-line. At that moment, the airplane began to move forward. She said she tried to apply the brakes, but they were not working and she was unable to move the tiller, which was positioned all the way to the left. The pilot was unable to stop the airplane and it collided with N70AE.
The pilot of N70AE said that had not started the engines yet when N30AE struck his airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to conduct all of the required items on the Before Starting Engines checklist, which resulted in her failure to detect an open hydraulic circuit breaker and led to insufficient hydraulic pressure to operate the airplane's brakes, her subsequent loss of airplane control, and ground collision with an airplane."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 154 days (5 months)
Accident number: ERA15LA124A
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N30EA
accident date: 09-02-2015
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N30EA
photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N30EA
accident date: 09-02-2015
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N30EA
 

Video, social media

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Sebastian Municipal Airport, FL et George Town-Exuma International Airport est de 672 km (420 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages

Share