Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||Montag 19 April 1993|
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
|Betrieben durch:||United Express|
|Gemietet von :||Westair Commuter Airlines|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Garrett TPE331-1-10|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE) ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Start (TOF)|
|Flug von:||Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE), USA|
|Flug nach:||Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE), USA|
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)
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Distance from Merced Municipal Airport, CA to Merced Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.