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Crash of a Cirrus Vision SF50 in Lansing

Date & Time: Aug 24, 2021 at 1858 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N1GG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
0202
YOM:
2020
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll on runway 10R at Lansing-Capital Region Airport, the pilot encountered controllability problems. He rejected the takeoff procedure when control was lost. The aircraft veered off runway to the right and came to rest in a grassy area, bursting into flames. All four occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 in Lansing: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2019 at 0857 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N700AQ
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Indianapolis - Lansing
MSN:
252
YOM:
2003
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On a final ILS approach to Lansing-Capital Region Airport, the crew was cleared to land on runway 10R when the single engine airplane lost height and crashed in a field located few dozen yards short of runway threshold. Three occupants were killed while three others were critically injured.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690A in Lansing: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 1993 at 1123 LT
Registration:
N242TC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lansing - Battle Creek
MSN:
690-11219
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
8790
Aircraft flight hours:
4373
Circumstances:
The airplane departed in IMC conditions on an IFR flight plan. Shortly after takeoff the pilot told the departure controller he had '...a problem.' The airplane's flight path was a series of left hand turns while performing descents and ascents. Reports of engine sounds varied from high rpm to low rpm. Many witnesses reported the airplane descending out of, and climbing into, clouds. The airplane was observed in a 45° angle descent, right wing low, as it collided with trees and the ground. The on-scene investigation found an intermittent electric gyro system inverter, a broken filament on the inverter power 'out' light bulb, electrically powered gyro's rotors did not have rotational damage, and a vacuum powered attitude indicator rotor with rotational damage. The pilot's toxicology report stated 45 mg/dl of ethanol detected in his muscle tissue.
Probable cause:
The pilot-in-command not maintaining aircraft control during the intermittent operation of the electrically operated attitude gyro. Factor's associated with this accident are an fluctuating (intermittent) electrical system inverter and the pilot-in-command not performing remedial action by using the vacuum powered attitude gyro and other flight instruments once the airplane was making a series of climbs, descents, and heading changes.
Final Report: