Unfallbericht:An Eclipse EA500 airplane, N612KB, sustained no damage when its flight crew encountered a loss of thrust control with both engines at maximum power thrust during an approach to land on runway 22L at the Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). A go-around was performed and the crew shut down the right engine on base leg. The left engine went to flight idle and the crew encountered a total loss of thrust and continued loss of thrust control. The crew declared an emergency and performed a forced landing on runway 22R. The two airline transport rated pilots and two passengers were uninjured.
|Datum:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F-A|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4 |
|Sachschaden:|| nicht beschädigt|
|Unfallort:||nahe Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH (CLE/KCLE), USA|
|Flug nach:||Chicago-Midway Airport, IL (MDW/KMDW), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane manufacturer's inadequate software design requirements of the engine's full authority digital electronic controls (FADEC) fault logic that resulted in a simultaneous unrecoverable loss of thrust control on both engines when the FADEC's input data values exceeded specified ranges during the approach. Contributing to the incident was the Federal Aviation Administration's failure to recognize and correct this condition during the certification of the airplane."
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Distance from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, OH to Chicago-Midway Airport, IL as the crow flies is 489 km (306 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.