Accident British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32 N495UE, Friday 24 June 1994
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Date:Friday 24 June 1994
Time:08:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic JS32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace 3201 Jetstream 32
Owner/operator:United Express, opb Atlantic Coast Airlines
Registration: N495UE
MSN: 818
Year of manufacture:1988
Total airframe hrs:6623 hours
Engine model:GARRETT TPE331-12UAR
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO) -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Jacksonville International Airport, FL (JAX/KJAX)
Destination airport:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A BAe Jetstream 3201, N495UE, collided with a ground power unit while arriving at the gate after landing at the Orlando International Airport, Florida. The flight originated from the Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Florida, about 07:10.
The captain stated that after stopping the airplane at the parking spot at the gate, he advised the first officer that "Cool down's complete, brake is set." When the engine instruments indicated that the engines were at 50 percent rpm, the power levers were moved to the full reverse position during which the left propeller contacted the ground power unit (GPU) that was prepositioned at the gate.

Inadvertent deactivation of the parking brake by the pilot-in-command. Contributing to the accident was the worn condition of the parking brake assembly.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA94LA166
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

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