Accident Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante N96PB, Thursday 6 December 1984
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Date:Thursday 6 December 1984
Time:18:14
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Owner/operator:Provincetown-Boston Airline - PBA
Registration: N96PB
MSN: 110365
Year of manufacture:1981
Total airframe hrs:5662 hours
Cycles:7858 flights
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:2,4 km NW of Jacksonville International Airport, FL (JAX) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jacksonville International Airport, FL (JAX/KJAX)
Destination airport:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
At 18:12, flight 1039 was cleared for takeoff from runway 31. At 18:13, while over the departure end of the runway and climbing through 600 feet, the crew acknowledged a frequency change. Thirty seconds later, the airplane was seen in a steep a descent near the extended centerline of the runway.
The Bandeirante struck the ground 7,800 feet beyond the departure end of runway 31 and 85 feet to the right of the extended runway centerline in an inverted nose down attitude, after which it caught fire and burned. Before ground impact, the horizontal stabilizer, including bulkhead No. 36, had separated from the fuselage. Both elevators and elevator tips, the tail cone assembly, and the aft portion of the ventral fin also had separated in flight.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A malfunction of either the elevator control system or elevator trim system, which resulted in an airplane pitch control problem. The reaction of the flight crew to correct the pitch control problem overstressed the left elevator control rod, which resulted in asymmetrical elevator deflection and overstress failure of the horizontal stabilizer attachment structure. The Safety Board was not able to determine the precise problem with the pitch control system."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB/AAR-86-04
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB/AAR-86/04

Statistics

  • 24th worst accident in 1984
  • 20th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Naples Airport, FL (APF); December 1981

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