Vliegtuigongeval op 27 APR 2004 met Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster N738FX - Helena, AR
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:dinsdag 27 april 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
Vloog voor:Baron Aviation
Gehuurd van:FedEx
Registratie: N738FX
Constructienummer: 208B0482
Bouwjaar: 1995
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:19 km (11.9 mijl) NE of Helena, AR (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Memphis International Airport, TN (MEM/KMEM), Verenigde Staten
The flight departed Memphis International Airport (MEM) at 02:38 for a training flight in the area. During a demonstration procedure for loss of engine power, the check airman reduced the power lever to idle, turned on the ignition, and un-stowed and advanced the emergency power lever (EPL). The check airman felt a vibration and then heard a noise. He re-stowed the EPL and advanced the engine power lever. Flames exited the exhaust and the check airman shut down the engine, and made an emergency landing on Highway 61 near the Dundee exit. After landing the airplane the two pilots attempted to remove the airplane from the roadway, and a passing 18-wheeler truck struck the left wing of the airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper use of the emergency power lever which resulted in excessive operating temperatures. A factor was the improper adjustment of the emergency power lever dead band."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ATL04IA098
Download report: Summary report



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