Accident Cessna 208B Supervan 900 N10JA, Thursday 24 February 2022
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Date:Thursday 24 February 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 208B Supervan 900
Owner/operator:GoJump Oceanside
Registration: N10JA
MSN: 208B0961
Year of manufacture:2002
Total airframe hrs:9568 hours
Engine model:Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:0,4 km NE of Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB)
Destination airport:Oceanside Municipal Airport, CA (OCN/KOKB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Cessna 208B Supervan 900 airplane, N10JA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Oceanside, California. The pilot and passenger were seriously injured.
The pilot stated that the pilot-rated passenger was spending the day observing the skydiving operation. He had made three consecutive flights climbing to around 13,000 feet mean sea level (msl) to unload the skydivers. On the fourth flight, the pilot departed runway 25 and made a gradual climb to 12,700 ft msl as he circled back to the airport. The skydivers departed the airplane and the pilot initiated a steep, turning descent with the power at idle. He stated that
the airplane was in “beta mode” but that the power lever was above the flight idle gate and the speed lever was left in the high position. The pilot stated that, while the airplane was on the base leg of the traffic pattern to runway 25, at an altitude about 4,000 ft msl and a descent rate of 4,500 fpm, he attempted to arrest the descent by adding power.
The pilot further stated that despite his attempt to add power, the engine did not respond to movements of the power lever. He moved the propeller speed lever, which also had no effect. The pilot presumed that the engine had flamed out and attempted a restart. With the propeller still windmilling, he switched the ignition to “continuous” and turned the boost pump on. He observed the torque gauge increase from 0% to 20%, but the engine was still unresponsive to movements of the power lever. He applied full nose-up trim and pulled the control yoke full aft against the stop, but the airplane would not maintain a level attitude. With the airplane in a noselow attitude, it collided with terrain about 1,400 ft short of the runway below). The pilot did not feather the propeller.

Probable Cause
The pilot’s intentional inflight operation of the propeller in beta, which led to an aerodynamic lock, his inability to restore forward thrust, and subsequent collision with terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR22LA114
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

31-May-2024 07:30 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Accident report]

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