Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N838MA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 323767

Date:Monday 5 April 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Owner/operator:Carib-Air Cargo
Registration: N838MA
MSN: 188
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:16659 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA)
Destination airport:Kissimmee Municipal Airport, FL (ISM/KISM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Twin Otter N838MA was being operated by Carib-Air Cargo Inc., on a VFR flight when it departed Lantana at 09:42. Some two minutes into the flight no. 2 oil pressure problems forced the pilot to shut down the engine, feather the prop. and returned to Lantana. As the flight approached runway 03, the pilot heard
a radio transmission from another airplane taxiing for takeoff. As the pilot continued the approach, with full flaps extended, he elected to go-around 1500 feet from the approach end of the 3000-foot runway. The airplane collided with the ground during the go-around maneuver to runway 15.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to secure the engine oil filler cap during the preflight inspection that resulted the subsequent loss of engine power, and his in-flight decision to attempt a single engine go-around with full wing flaps extended."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL99LA067
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report





photo (c) Christer Sidelöv; Lantana, FL

photo (c) Christer Sidelöv; Lantana, FL

photo (c) Christer Sidelöv; Lantana, FL

photo (c) Alfred Wittwer, via Werner Fischdick; Winnipeg Airport, MB (YWG); July 1975

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