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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 19 abril 1993
Hora:23:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Operated by:Westair Commuter Airlines
On behalf of:United Express
Registración: N131CA
Numéro de série: 787
Año de Construcción: 1987
Horas Totales de la Célula:8873
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-1-10
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Entrenamiento
Aeropuerto de Salida:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Merced Municipal Airport, CA (MCE/KMCE), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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:

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."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: LAX93FA177
Download report: Summary report

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


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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.
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