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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207537
Last updated: 19 June 2021
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Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PC12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus PC-12/45
Owner/operator:Ronzo Ventures LLC
Registration: N459PC
MSN: 459
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Juan Santamaría Intl Airport, San José, Costa Rica -   Costa Rica
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:MROC
Destination airport:KEYW
At 12:39pm local time (1839z) a Pilatus PC-12/45 registration N459PC departed Juan Santamaria Airport for Key West when the pilot declared an electrical failure about 5 minutes into the flight. The aircraft made two low passes and the tower reported that the nose wheel was dangling.
The pilot elected to land on the grass next to the runway as it was a no flap landing (fast) and better chances with a probable failed nose gear.
Fortunately the nose wheel was down and locked and the landing was uneventful.
The airport was closed for about 45 minutes and resumed normal operations when the aircraft was towed out of the grassy area. All occupants received no injuries.


Own; ATC conversation, firefighters report.



Revision history:

14-Mar-2018 20:22 sjomroc Added
14-Mar-2018 21:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Embed code, Photo, ]
14-Mar-2018 21:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Photo, ]
17-Mar-2018 09:36 harro Updated [Damage, Narrative]

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