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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 42790
Last updated: 13 September 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1982
Time:05:39
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft F50 Twin Bonanza
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N654T
C/n / msn: FH-84
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Picayune, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Picayune, MS (PCU)
Destination airport:Jamaica
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF DURING DARKNESS WITH A SINGLE-ENGINE PILOT IN THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND (PIC) POSITION AND A MULTI-ENGINE INSTRUCTOR PILOT IN THE COPILOT (CP) POSITION. THE PIC HAD A FULL SET OF CONTROLS (WHEN THE YOKE WAS ON HIS SIDE); HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO RUDDER PEDALS FOR THE CP. AFTER TAKEOFF, THE PLANE CRASHED IN A NOSE LOW, 90 DEG LEFT BANK, ATTITUDE. A WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE PROPELLERS SOUNDED LIKE THEY WERE OUT OF PITCH DURING TAKEOFF. THE LANDING GEAR WAS FOUND IN THE EXTENDED POSITION. THE YOKE WAS FOUND ON THE CP SIDE. THE LEFT PROPELLER BLADES WERE BENT AFT AND 2 OF THE BLADES WERE FOUND IN THE NORMAL HIGH PITCH POSITION. AN EXAMINATION OF THE LEFT ENGINE REVEALED 6 OF 6 CYLINDERS HAD LOW COMPRESSION. THE SUPERCHARGER WAS WORN, THE IMPELLER PARTIALLY DISINTEGRATED FROM RUBBING ON ITS HOUSING, AND THE IMPELLER DRIVE SHAFT WAS BENT AND HAD BEEN OVERHEATED. THE AIRCRAFT DID NOT HAVE A CURRENT ANNUAL INSPECTION. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE PIC WAS UNDER PRESSURE TO COMPLETE THE ITINERARY. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X01721


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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