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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194061
Last updated: 22 May 2019
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Date:07-MAR-2017
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic G120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G120TP
Owner/operator:CAE USA
Registration: N196TP
C/n / msn: 11096
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Abbeville Municipal Airport (0J0), AL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Dothan Rgnl (KDHN / DHN)
Destination airport:Dothan Rgnl (KDHN / DHN)
Narrative:
Following a loss of engine power, the aircraft force landed into woodland near Abbeville Municipal Airport (0J0) in Abbeville, Alabama (described by CAE as a "hard landing" despite the right wing being torn off and the tail broken). The aircraft sustained substantial damage and the two occupants (an instructor pilot and an Army flight student) received minor injuries.

The flight departed with about 1/2 capacity fuel load and flew near Lake Eufaula where in accordance with the operator's upset recovery training checklist, the crew awareness system circuit breaker was pulled. The pilot receiving instruction performed the maneuvers, and at the conclusion, the flight instructor took the controls and flew to 0J0, where he intended to demonstrate a practice power off procedure terminating with a low pass. The flight instructor entered the maneuver (high key) at 2,400 feet, with the power lever at flight idle and the condition (propeller) control at low, and maintained 100 knots while turning crosswind and downwind. He lowered the landing gear and at the low key position (abeam the landing threshold), the airplane was 1,200 feet above ground level. The pilot receiving instruction stated that he smelled fuel, and the flight instructor turned onto the base leg of the traffic pattern, though he did not smell fuel at that time. They both then noted a vapor from the right side of the engine, followed by a puff of white smoke. The flight instructor noted a total loss of engine power, with a resulting 10 knots decrease in airspeed and corresponding increase in descent rate, though there was no audible annunciation. The pilot receiving instruction attempted to restart the engine and he advanced the power and condition levers full forward, but the engine did not respond. While over trees unable to reach the runway, the flight instructor maintained controlled flight until the airplane collided with trees, then the ground. Both pilots exited the airplane, and after notifying the operator of the accident, they walked to the airport and were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Sources:

http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Plane-crashes-near-Abbeville-Airport-may-be-military-aircraft-415710813.html (inc photo)
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=196TP
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/media-statement-grob-g120tp-hard-landing-in-abbeville-alabama-2201664.htm
http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/local/army-training-plane-crashes-near-abbeville-two-injured/article_ac41cbcc-044b-11e7-9ded-37c596a18452.html (inc photo)
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20170308X94158&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2017 03:03 Geno Added
09-Mar-2017 11:54 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Mar-2017 11:55 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
09-Mar-2017 12:03 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]
24-Mar-2017 17:03 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2017 17:04 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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