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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194000
Last updated: 21 April 2018
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Date:06-MAR-2017
Time:14:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E314 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer A-29B Super Tucano
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF), 81st Fighter Squadron
Registration: 13-2015
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5nm NW Homerville Airport, GA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Moody AFB, GA
Destination airport:Moody AFB, GA
Narrative:
The military trainer plane crashed as a result of a technical malfunction.
Their aircraft going down near a home on Whisperwood Road in Clinch County.
The American instructor pilot and Afghan student pilot ejected, sustaining minor injuries.

The Accident Investigation Board (AIB) found by a preponderance of the evidence the loss was caused by a propulsion system malfunction that dramatically reduced thrust. The aircraft retained some degree of thrust, but was incapable of sustaining level flight. It additionally found visibility restrictions from the rear cockpit and task oversaturation to be substantially contributing factors.

The initial heading flown to allow the instructor to visually acquire Homerville and the ensuing task saturation resulted in a longer ground track than intended. Although analysis of recorded flight data and subsequent flight simulation is not conclusive, it suggests it was possible to reach the field for a very limited period of time if the aircraft flew on a straight line to Homerville.

The investigators weres unable to determine why the propulsion system malfunctioned, and what caused the propeller speed to decay suddenly. The aircraft was in proper working order and all required maintenance and inspections had been conducted.

Sources:

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2017-03-06/moody-air-force-base-pilots-eject-fighter-trainer-crashes-near-homerville
http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Plane-crash-in-Clinch-County-415500183.html
http://www.moody.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/5991/Article/1104291/update-pilots-eject-from-a-29a-super-tucano.aspx
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/03/08/29-crash-moody-was-result-abrupt-engine-malfunction-report.html
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2018/03/07/air-force-report-propulsion-malfunction-led-to-a-29-super-tucano-crash/
http://www.airforcemag.com/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2018/03062017_A29_MOODY.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2017 07:52 gerard57 Added
07-Mar-2017 07:55 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
07-Mar-2017 10:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2017 09:28 junior sjc Updated [Narrative]
09-Mar-2017 16:34 junior sjc Updated [Time]
15-Apr-2018 16:34 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2018 16:34 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

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