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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 31 mars 2001
Heure:12:15
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Compagnie:Bishop Aviation
Immatriculation: N120BA
Numéro de série: 115
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:6633
Moteurs: 1 Garrett TPE331-10-511
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 21
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 22
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Parachutage
Aéroport de départ:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Struck trees and terrain 250 yards east of the runway following a loss of control during the takeoff/initial climb from the north runway at the private Bishop Airfield. The airplane was carrying parachutists for a local sky-diving jump from 13,000 feet msl.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the takeoff/initial climb. Contributing factors were the pilot's exceeding aircraft weight and balance limits and the dust devil."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 242 days (8 months)
Accident number: FTW01LA091
Download report: Summary report
Language: English

Sources:
» NTSB


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DHC-3 Otter

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  • 126ème loss
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