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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 9 avril 2016
Heure:ca 17:00
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 100
Compagnie:Skydive San Marcos
Immatriculation: N122PM
Numéro de série: 15
Année de Fabrication: 1966-10-26 (49 years 6 months)
Heures de vol:53624
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Lieu de l'accident:Fentress Airpark, TX (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Parachutage
Aéroport de départ:Fentress Airpark, TX, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fentress Airpark, TX, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter sustained substantial damaged when it struck trees after suffering a runway excursion at Fentress, TX.
The pilot reported that he was landing in gusty crosswind conditions following a parachute jump flight, and that the gusty conditions had persisted for the previous 10 skydiving flights that day. The pilot further reported that during the landing roll, when the nose wheel touched down, the airplane became "unstable" and veered to the left. He reported that he applied right rudder and added power to abort the landing, but the airplane departed the runway to the left and the left wing impacted a tree. The airplane spun 180 degrees to the left and came to rest after the impact with the tree.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: " The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the aborted landing in gusty crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and a collision with a tree."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 53 days (2 months)
Accident number: GAA16CA184
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» FAA
» NTSB


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-100-N122PM
accident date: 09-04-2016
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
registration: N122PM
 

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