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Crash of a Pilatus PC-12/47 in Mesquite

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2020 at 1534 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N477SS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Worth - Mesquite
MSN:
813
YOM:
2007
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a short 15-minutes positioning flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Mesquite Metro Airport located east of Dallas. On approach, the engine lost power and failed. The pilot attempted an emergency landing in an open field located few miles from the airport. On touchdown, both wings were torn off and the aircraft slid for few dozen yards before coming to rest in flames. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair (the fuselage remained intact).