Accident
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 31 März 2001
Zeit:12:15
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Bishop Aviation
Kennzeichen: N120BA
Werknummer: 115
Baujahr: 1956
Betriebsstunden:6633
Triebwerk: 1 Garrett TPE331-10-511
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Fallschirm
Flug von:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, USA
Flug nach:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, USA
Unfallbericht:
Struck trees and terrain 250 yards east of the runway following a loss of control during the takeoff/initial climb from the north runway at the private Bishop Airfield. The airplane was carrying parachutists for a local sky-diving jump from 13,000 feet msl.

PROBABLE CAUSE: ""The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the takeoff/initial climb. Contributing factors were the pilot's exceeding aircraft weight and balance limits and the dust devil."

Informationsquelle:
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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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