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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 19 avril 1993
Heure:23:20
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Operated by:Westair Commuter Airlines
On behalf of:United Express
Immatriculation: N131CA
Numéro de série: 787
Année de Fabrication: 1987
Heures de vol:8873
Moteurs: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-10
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Entrainement
Aéroport de départ:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Soon after lift-off on the second takeoff, a no. 1 engine failure was simulated. The aircraft drifted to the left, but the co-pilot regained directional control. The aircraft then started to descent and struck the ground. The Jetstream was being used for a proficiency check flight for the co-pilot. An FAA inspector was aboard to observe the check pilot's ability to give profcheck flights.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The first officer's failure to maintain an adequate rate of climb after a single-engine loss of power was simulated, and the company check pilot's inadequate supervision and failure to note the descent. Darkness was a related factor."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: LAX93FA177
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» Air Safety Week 17 May 1993 (p. 10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/95
» Scramble 170


Photos

photo of BAe-3101-Jetstream-31-N131CA
accident date: 19-04-1993
type: BAe 3101 Jetstream 31
registration: N131CA
 

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