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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 29 July 2022
Time:14:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Spore Ltd / Rampart Aviation
Registration: N497CA
MSN: 291
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-10R
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Raeford West Airport, NC, United States of America
Destination airport:Raeford West Airport, NC, United States of America
Narrative:
The CASA CN 212-200 Aviocar, N497CA, veered off the runway during landing on runway 23L at Raleigh/Durham Airport, NC (RDU), USA.
The aircraft operated on a flight out of Raeford West Airport, NC. The aircraft developed problems with the fixed right-hand landing gear (seemingly a loss of the wheel) and headed towards RDU.
As it was flying over the Fuquay-Varina neighborhood at 4000 feet at 14:31, the co-pilot jumped of or fell from the aircraft, causing fatal injuries.
Flight tracking websites show that the aircraft continued to RDU, making a low pass over runway 23L at 14:43 hours local time before circling for an approach and landing. During landing, the aircraft swung off the side of the runway to the right, coming to rest in the grass.

Sources:
» wral.com
» heraldsun.com
» thedrive.com


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