Unfallbericht:On April 23, 2001 Caravan N974FE was returned to service after a 100-hour maintenance inspection. The airplane had accrued 5 hours of flight time since that date when it departed from Plattsburgh (PLB) on April 26. During the climb after takeoff, approximately 1,000 to 1,500 feet above the ground, the airplane's engine spooled down smoothly and gradually. The pilot was not able to restore power. A forced landing was made, during which the Caravan nosed over.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 26 April 2001|
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
|Betrieben durch:||FedEx Express|
|Gemietet von :||Wiggins Airways|
|Triebwerk:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||4,8 km (3 Meilen) S of Plattsburgh International Airport, NY (PLB) ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport, NY (PLB/KPLB), USA|
|Flug nach:||Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The incorrect installation of the propeller reversing lever and carbon block assembly, which resulted in a loss of propeller thrust."
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Plattsburgh-Clinton County Airport, NY to Albany Airport, NY as the crow flies is 215 km (135 miles).
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.