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Last updated: 29 May 2016
Datum:Montag 19 April 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Betrieben durch:United Express
Gemietet von :Westair Commuter Airlines
Kennzeichen: N131CA
Werknummer: 787
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-10
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), USA
Flug nach:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), USA
Soon after lift-off on the second takeoff, a no. 1 engine failure was simulated. The aircraft drifted to the left, but the co-pilot regained directional control. The aircraft then started to descent and struck the ground. The Jetstream was being used for a proficiency check flight for the co-pilot. An FAA inspector was aboard to observe the check pilot's ability to give profcheck flights.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The first officer's failure to maintain an adequate rate of climb after a single-engine loss of power was simulated, and the company check pilot's inadequate supervision and failure to note the descent. Darkness was a related factor."

» Air Safety Week 17.5.1993 (p. 10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/95
» Scramble 170


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