Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N7801Q, Tuesday 8 November 2005
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 2005
Time:07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:AirNow
Registration: N7801Q
MSN: 110228
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:25704 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:1,4 km from Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT/KMHT)
Destination airport:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Embraer 110 departed Manchester on a cargo flight to Bangor. Shortly after takeoff the airplane crashed into a Wal-Mart garden center and burst into flames. Wal-Mart is located 1,4 km North of the end of runway 17/35.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s misapplication of flight controls following an engine failure. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the sun gear, which resulted in the loss of engine power. Contributing to the sun gear failure were the engine manufacturer’s grandfathering of previously recommended, but less reliable, maintenance standards, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acceptance of the engine manufacturer’s grandfathering, the operator’s inadequate maintenance practices, and the FAA’s inadequate oversight of the operator."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC06FA027
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report

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photo (c) NTSB; near Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT); 08 November 2005; (publicdomain)


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; July 1995

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