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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 18 Januar 1978
Zeit:15:03
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Frontier Airlines (FL)
Kennzeichen: N982FL
Werknummer: 465
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), USA
Flug nach:Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (PUB/KPUB), USA
Unfallbericht:
The flight, to check out a newly hired pilot, took off at 13:00. A runway 27 VOR approach was carried out, followed by circling approach and full stop landing on runway 17. The Twin Otter took off again from runway 17 and was seen to attain an extreme nose-high attitude. The aircraft reached a height of 100-150 feet, nosed over and crashed. The flaps were found fully extended in the 30-degree position, while the normal setting for takeoff of 10 degrees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
check pilot - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
check pilot - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
check pilot - misused or failed to use flaps

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-N982FL
accident date: 18-01-1978
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: N982FL
 

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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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