Accident de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2B N81962, Thursday 5 April 1984
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Date:Thursday 5 April 1984
Time:17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2B
Owner/operator:Scenic Air Tours
Registration: N81962
MSN: 14053
Year of manufacture:1954
Total airframe hrs:20652 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-540-G1A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Scottsdale, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Albuquerque International Airport, NM (ABQ/KABQ)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot experienced a power loss on both left engines while turning from left base to final for landing. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control and elected to reduce power on the right engines. During the forced landing roll the Heron collided with 3 ditches as well as small trees. As the plane touched down both left engines resumed full power.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Reason for occurrence undetermined."

Sources:

NTSB

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL); March 1983

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