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Accident
Last updated: 4 December 2016
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 21 August 1983
Zeit:18:32
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18 Learstar II
Fluggesellschaft:Command Aviation
Kennzeichen: N116CA
Werknummer: 18-2472
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820-76B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Stanwood, WA (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Fallschirm
Flug von:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO), USA
Flug nach:Arlington Municipal Airport, WA (AWO/KAWO), USA
Unfallbericht:
At 12,500 feet over the drop zone 16 parachutist exited the plane. Then the aircraft lost control and three jumpers hit the stabilizer. The aircraft crashed in a near vertical descent. Investigation revealed the centre of gravity was behind the aft limit for takeoff and the jump. The elevator trim actuator was found in a position for full nose-up trim.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
supervision .. improper .. company/operator management
aircraft weight and balance .. exceeded .. pilot in command
stall .. inadvertent .. pilot in command

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB

Official accident investigation report
cover
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-84/06
report released:17 May 1984
duration of investigation: 270 days (9 months)
download report: NTSB/AAR-84/06

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