Loss of control Accident Beechcraft C99 Commuter N115GP,
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Date:Wednesday 28 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft C99 Commuter
Owner/operator:GP Express Airlines
Registration: N115GP
MSN: U-228
Year of manufacture:1986
Total airframe hrs:6962 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-36
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:6 km NE of Shelton, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Grand Island-Central Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI)
Destination airport:Grand Island-Central Nebraska Regional Airport, NE (GRI/KGRI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on a proficiency check flight both pilots attempted to perform a barrel roll (a prohibited aerobatics manoeuvre). The Beech struck the ground shortly before completion of the roll.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The deliberate disregard for Federal Aviation Regulations, GP Express procedures, and prudent concern for safety by the two pilots in their decision to execute an aerobatic manoeuvre during a scheduled check ride flight, and the failure of GP Express management to establish and maintain a commitment to instill professionalism in their pilots consistent with the highest levels of safety necessary for an airline operating scheduled passenger service."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-94-01-SUM
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report


Air Safety Week 10 May 1993 (p. 5,10)
ICAO Adrep Summary 3/93 (#22)
NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-11 and -12
NTSB Safety Recommendations A-94-13
Scramble 168

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Other occurrences involving this aircraft
29 April 1993 N115GP GP Express Airlines Shelton, NE w/o



photo (c) NTSB; Shelton, NE; April 1993; (publicdomain)

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