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NTSB Prelim. report Cessna 303 accident

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Richard Wyeroski, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The preliminary report was just filed for this crash. Right off a red flag comes up were both engines lost power and made funny noises on take-off according to a witness?

    The flight diverted to this airport to buy fuel. The pilot owner had approximately 1600 hours TT.

    Damage to the aircraft was too great to determine engine control positions. So the NTSB has it hands full on this one

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    https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/R...tID=20190818X75840&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    This was the Front Page News on the Poughkeepsie Journal on Wednesday September 12. According to the Story one of the surviving passengers described what was in the NTSB report and said both engines continued to "sputter" as they taxied out to the runway. No engine run up, especially after having problems starting both engines and then the odd take off position as described by the airport manager. I don't know what business the pilot at FRG that he had to get there so urgently that he didn't take the time to consider the danger he was putting not only the plane's occupants in but people on the ground which is now tragic but there's nothing that important to overlook safety. First I thought fuel contamination but then probably a dozen planes refueled that day at Sky Acres. With most of the plane destroyed by fire it's going to be tough for the NTSB to determine the actual cause of the crash.
     
  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    He went there to buy cheap fuel. He saved 80 cents a gallon. The performance numbers were bad.........so if he lost and engine he would not climb?

    What was he thinking?
     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Probably saved a lot on maintenance too....
     

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