Accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 N824ED, Thursday 11 January 2001
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Date:Thursday 11 January 2001
Time:16:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Owner/operator:Earth Data Aviation
Registration: N824ED
MSN: 824
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:6011 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:near Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Alexandria-Esler Field, LA (ESF/KESF)
Destination airport:Fort Worth-Meacham Field, TX (FTW/KFTW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Twin Otter N824ED departed Alexandria at 13:15 for an IFR flight to Meacham. The flight was cleared for the ILS 34R approach and as the airplane was approaching the point of glide slope intercept, the right engine surged and quit, followed by the left engine. The airplane was vectored toward the Sycamore Airstrip; however, the pilot realized that the flight could not make the airport. The pilot performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing roll, the airplane crossed a road, and the right wing struck a tree. Subsequently, the nose landing gear separated when it struck a dirt berm, and the airplane came to a stop upright. The aircraft is possibly damaged beyond repair.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The loss of power to both engines for undetermined reasons during approach. Contributing factors were the pilot's failure to properly position the fuel selector in accordance with the landing checklist and the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW01LA049
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

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