Flugunfall 28 APR 1993 einer Beechcraft C99 Commuter N115GP - Shelton, NE
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Mittwoch 28 April 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft C99 Commuter
Fluggesellschaft:GP Express Airlines
Kennzeichen: N115GP
Werknummer: U-228
Baujahr: 1986
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:6 km (3.8 Meilen) NE of Shelton, NE (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Grand Island-Central Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), USA
Flug nach:Grand Island-Central Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI), USA
While on a proficiency check flight both pilots attempted to perform a barrel roll (a prohibited aerobatics manoeuvre). The Beech struck the ground shortly before completion of the roll.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The deliberate disregard for Federal Aviation Regulations, GP Express procedures, and prudent concern for safety by the two pilots in their decision to execute an aerobatic manoeuvre during a scheduled check ride flight, and the failure of GP Express management to establish and maintain a commitment to instill professionalism in their pilots consistent with the highest levels of safety necessary for an airline operating scheduled passenger service."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-94-01-SUM
Download report: Final report

» Air Safety Week 10 May 1993 (p. 5,10)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/93 (#22)
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-11 and -12
» NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-13
» NTSB/AAR-94/01/SUM
» Scramble 168


NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Beechcraft-C99-N115GP
accident date: 28-04-1993
type: Beechcraft C99
registration: N115GP


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