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Last updated: 28 May 2016
Fecha:lunes 19 abril 1993
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic JS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
British Aerospace 3101 Jetstream 31
Operado por:United Express
Alquilado a :Westair Commuter Airlines
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)
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
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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