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MI

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Oscoda: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 25, 2018 at 0551 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N241CK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Detroit - Oscoda
MSN:
BB-272
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
K985
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a ferry flight from Detroit-Willow Run (Ypsilanti) Airport to Oscoda-Wurtsmith, Michigan. While approaching by night, he lost control of the airplane that crashed in flames in a wooded area located about 4 miles short of runway 06 threshold. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and the pilot was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 340A in Kimball: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 6, 2018 at 2346 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
C-GLKX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint Thomas - Saint Clair County
MSN:
340A-1221
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While approaching Saint Clair County Airport by night, the pilot encountered engine problems. The airplane lost height and crashed in an open field located in Kimball, north of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 in Detroit

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2017 at 1452 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N786TW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Detroit - Washington DC
MSN:
53123/1987
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
7Z9363
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
110
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15518
Captain / Total hours on type:
8495.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
9660
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2462
Aircraft flight hours:
41008
Aircraft flight cycles:
39472
Circumstances:
A McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration N786TW, suffered a runway excursion following an aborted takeoff from runway 23L at Detroit-Willow Run Airport, Michigan, USA. The aircraft had been chartered by the University of Michigan Basketball team for a flight to a game in Washington, DC. The flight crew prepared for take-off and calculated V-speeds (V1, VR, V2) using "Normal Thrust Takeoff", a 10 kts headwind, and a take-off weight of 146,600 lbs. The V-speeds for this configuration were 139 kts, 142 kts, and 150 kts, respectively. However, the flight crew chose to increase VR to 150 kts to allow for more control during take-off in the presence of windshear. During takeoff roll, at 14:51:56 (about 3,000 ft down the runway) and about 138 kts of airspeed, the control column was pulled back slightly from a non-dimensional value of -7 to -5.52. The airplane’s left elevator followed the control input and moved from a position of -15° trailing edge down to -13° trailing edge down. The right elevator did not change and stayed at approximately -16° trailing edge down. At 14:52:01 a large control column input was made (151 kts and 4100 ft down the runway) to a non-dimensional 18.5 and the left elevator moves to a position near 15° trailing edge up. After 14:52:05 the right elevator moves to -13° trailing edge down, but no more. The airplane does not respond in pitch and does not rotate. The captain decided to abort the takeoff. The maximum ground speed was 163 kts (173 kts airspeed) and the airplane began to decelerate as soon as the brakes were applied at 14:52:08. Spoilers were deployed at 14:52:10 and thrust reversers were deployed between 14:52:13 and 14:52:15. The aircraft could not be stopped on the runway. The airplane’s ground speed was 100 kts when it left the paved surface. The aircraft overran the end of the runway, damaged approach lights, went through the perimeter fence and crossed Tyler Road. It came to rest on grassy terrain, 345 meters past the end of the runway, with the rear fuselage across a ditch. The nose landing gear had collapsed. Runway 23L is a 7543 ft long runway.
Probable cause:
The NTSB determines that the probable cause of this accident was the jammed condition of the airplane’s right elevator, which resulted from exposure to localized, dynamic wind while the airplane was parked and rendered the airplane unable to rotate during takeoff. Contributing to the accident were (1) the effect of a large structure on the gusting surface wind at the airplane’s parked location, which led to turbulent gust loads on the right elevator sufficient to jam it, even though the horizontal surface wind speed was below the certification design limit and maintenance inspection criteria for the airplane, and (2) the lack of a means to enable the flight crew to detect a jammed elevator during preflight checks for the Boeing MD-83 airplane. Contributing to the survivability of the accident was the captain’s timely and appropriate decision to reject the takeoff, the check airman’s disciplined adherence to standard operating procedures after the captain called for the rejected takeoff, and the dimensionally compliant runway safety area where the overrun occurred.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 525C CitationJet CJ4 in Howell

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2017 at 1156 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N525PZ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Batavia – Howell
MSN:
525C-0196
YOM:
2015
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5800
Captain / Total hours on type:
320.00
Aircraft flight hours:
320
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, left Batavia-Genesee County Airport (New York) at 1057LT bound to the west. After an uneventful flight of one hour, he started the approach to runway 13 at Howell-Livingston County-Spencer J. Hardy Airport, Michigan. After touchdown, the airplane encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance and overran. It went through the perimeter fence, crossed a road and hit trees. Upon impact, both wings were sheared off, the aircraft overturned, caught fire and came to rest upside down 1,280 feet past the runway end. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot was unhurt but transferred to hospital for control. At the time of the accident, the visibility was about three status miles with snow and the pilot reported to rescuers that the runway surface was icy.

Crash of a Comp Air CA-8 in Ray

Date & Time: Oct 15, 2015 at 1810 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N224MS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0652843
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Ray Community Airport, the single engine aircraft crashed in a field short of runway 27. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was injured.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Pellston: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 15, 2013 at 1945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1120N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pellston - Lansing
MSN:
208-0386
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
MRA605
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Pellston-Emmet County Airport, while on a cargo flight to Lansing, single engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area. As the airport was not under control at the time of the accident, the local Sheriff was aware that a plane was missing at 2245LT only. SAR found the debris 2,5 km from the airport shortly later. Pilot aged 26 was killed.