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Last updated: 1 May 2017
Fecha:sábado 4 junio 2005
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operador:AerOhio Aviation
Registración: N3434
Numéro de série: 193
Año de Construcción: 1968
Horas Totales de la Célula:33058
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Rittman, OH (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rittman-Hilty Field, OH, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rittman-Hilty Field, OH, Estados Unidos de América
During the day several evaluation flights were made of a pilot, who was recently designated by the company as a backup pilot. At the end of the day the backup pilot moved to the left seat. Two additional parachuting flights followed uneventfully. Following the passenger drop on the third flight, the pilots discussed single engine operations. The pilot-in-command subsequently reduced the right engine's power to flight idle, and feathered the propeller. During the final leg of the traffic pattern, the airplane crossed over a fence near the runway threshold, and the pilot pitched the airplane downward. The nose landing gear then contacted the runway "hard," and the airplane began to bounce. After two bounces, the pilot increased power on the left engine to "full power," and pitched the airplane up. He then told the second pilot that he was going to abort the landing, and to reduce the flap setting to 10 degrees. The airplane continued to pitch up, yawed to the right, and stalled at an attitude about 25 feet above ground level. The Twin Otter crashed nose-down into a field. The right hand wing separated from the fuselage due to the impact.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's improper flare and recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a stall and subsequent impact with the ground."

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