Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 in Franklin

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2015 at 1445 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N181CS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Franklin - Franklin
MSN:
181
YOM:
1968
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the take off run, the aircraft went out off control, veered off runway, collided with trees and came to rest with the right wing sheared off. Both pilots were injured.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I in Franklin: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2012 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7700T
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Venice - Franklin
MSN:
501-0248
YOM:
1982
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
1159
Captain / Total hours on type:
185.00
Aircraft flight hours:
4825
Circumstances:
The pilot was not familiar with the mountain airport. The airplane was high during the first visual approach to the runway. The pilot performed a go-around and the airplane was again high for the second approach. During the second approach, the approach angle steepened, and the airplane pitched nose-down toward the runway. The nosegear touched down about halfway down the runway followed by main gear touchdown. The airplane then bounced and the sound of engine noise increased as the airplane banked right and the right wing contacted the ground. The airplane subsequently flipped over and off the right side of the runway, and a postcrash fire ensued. Examination of the airframe and engines did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions. The examination also revealed that the right engine thrust reverser was deployed during the impact sequence, and the left engine thrust reverser was stowed. Although manufacturer data revealed single-engine reversing has been demonstrated during normal landings and is easily controllable, the airplane had already porpoised and bounced during the landing. The pilot’s subsequent activation of only the right engine’s thrust reverser would have created an asymmetrical thrust and most likely exacerbated an already uncontrolled touchdown. Had the touchdown been controlled, the airplane could have stopped on the remaining runway or the pilot could have performed a go-around uneventfully.
Probable cause:
The pilot's failure to achieve a stabilized approach, resulting in a nose-first, bounced landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's activation of only one thrust reverser, resulting in asymmetrical thrust.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft TC-45G Expeditor in Franklin

Date & Time: Sep 18, 1968 at 2105 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7200C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
AF-69
YOM:
1952
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
18000
Captain / Total hours on type:
80.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Franklin-Chess-Lamberton Airport, while climbing, the pilot informed ground about technical problems with the left engine and decided to return for an emergency landing. He completed a 180 turn when on final, the airplane lost height, struck trees and crashed. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Investigations were unable to determine the exact cause of the partial loss of power on the left engine.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas M-4 in Polk: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NC1064
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
658
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot William Hopson was performing a mail flight within Pennsylvania. En route, weather conditions worsened and the visibility was poor due to heavy rain falls. While cruising at low altitude, aircraft hit a hill and was destroyed, killing the pilot.