Last updated: 27 February 2017
Narrative:During a training/test flight the crew members tried to perform an approach to landing stall. When the stall recovery was initiated, both propellers 'hung up' when the high (cruise pitch) stops of each propeller failed to withdraw. As the power levers were advanced, turbine gas temperatures exceeded limitations; the left propeller auto-feathered, the right propeller was later feathered by the captain. Restart procedures were attempted without success, and a forced landing in a plowed cornfield ensued.
Probable Cause:PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Procedures/directives .. not followed .. pilot in command
Wheels up landing .. intentional .. pilot in command
Powerplant controls .. improper use of .. pilot in command
Inattentive .. pilot in command"
Forced landing outside airport
» Aviation Letter 244
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Distance from Indianapolis International Airport, IN to Lafayette-Purdue University Airport, IN as the crow flies is 94 km (59 miles).