Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 31 marzo 2001
Hora:12:15
Tipo:de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operador:Bishop Aviation
Registración: N120BA
Numéro de série: 115
Año de Construcción: 1956
Horas Totales de la Célula:6633
Motores: 1 Garrett TPE331-10-511
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 21
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Paracaídismo
Aeropuerto de Salida:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Decatur-Bishop Airfield, TX, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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