Crash of a Cessna 402B in Madison

Date & Time: Dec 16, 2008 at 2252 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4504B
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Appleton - Milwaukee
MSN:
402-1370
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
FRG1531
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2069
Captain / Total hours on type:
274.00
Aircraft flight hours:
12805
Circumstances:
The on-demand cargo flight departed for the destination airport and was delayed en route due to repetitive destination airport closures. The closures were the result of snow-contaminated runways. The pilot then diverted to an alternate airport due to concerns about remaining fuel reserves. The airplane experienced a loss of engine power during an instrument approach at the alternate airport and impacted the ground about 200 yards short of the landing runway. A postaccident inspection of the airplane revealed no usable fuel on board.
Probable cause:
The pilot’s improper fuel management, which resulted in a loss of engine power during an instrument landing due to fuel exhaustion.
Final Report:

Crash of a Dassault Falcon 10 in Lawrence

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2001 at 1645 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N202DN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madison-Lawrence
MSN:
202
YOM:
1984
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
10500
Captain / Total hours on type:
1200.00
Aircraft flight hours:
5421

Crash of a Learjet 31 in Aberdeen-Amory

Date & Time: Sep 2, 1997 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N71JC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madison-Aberdeen-Amory
MSN:
31-008
YOM:
1989
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
19947
Captain / Total hours on type:
1860.00
Aircraft flight hours:
1845

Crash of a Beechcraft C45 in Tennessee

Date & Time: Feb 2, 1996 at 1830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N204AA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madison-Charlotte
MSN:
AF-079
YOM:
1954
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5400
Captain / Total hours on type:
350.00
Aircraft flight hours:
16972

Crash of a Beechcraft Queen Air 65 in Madison: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 1992 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N30RR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Allentown-Charlottesville
MSN:
LC-186
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
6003

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Des Moines: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1990 at 1016 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1879W
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Madison-Des Moines
MSN:
31-8166065
YOM:
1981
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
7754
Captain / Total hours on type:
4093.00

Crash of a Lockheed 18-56 LodeStar in Madison

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1983 at 1450 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N520R
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madison - Miami
MSN:
2183
YOM:
1941
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15245
Captain / Total hours on type:
28.00
Aircraft flight hours:
10823
Circumstances:
The pilot reported that after he taxied to the rwy, the n°1 oil temperature was not up to the minimum temperature. He set the parking and advanced the n°1 throttle to 1,500 rpm until the engine warmed up. When both oil temperatures were within limits, he advanced both throttles to 30 inches manifold pressure and 2,250 rpm for a pretakeoff check. At that time, he used the normal (toe) brakes, since the parking brake would not hold the aircraft above approximately 1,700 rpm. He then applied full power and released the brakes for takeoff. As he started to roll with a slight left crosswind, the aircraft began drifting left. He corrected with right rudder, some right brake and right aileron. The aircraft then began drifting right and the pilot suspected a wind-shift from that direction. He applied left rudder and right aileron, but the plane veered right, went off the runway and headed for a ditch. Unable to stop, the pilot tried to clear the ditch. As the aircraft became airborne, the left wing dropped and hit the ground, and the aircraft yawed and crashed. The parking brake was found partially engaged. Tire marks were evident on the runway. All four occupants escaped uninjured.
Probable cause:
Occurrence #1: loss of control - on ground/water
Phase of operation: takeoff - roll/run
Findings
1. (c) parking brakes - inadvertent use - pilot in command
2. (f) lack of total experience in type of aircraft - pilot in command
3. (f) weather condition - crosswind
4. (f) directional control - not maintained - pilot in command
5. (f) ground loop/swerve - uncontrolled - pilot in command
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Occurrence #2: in flight collision with terrain/water
Phase of operation: takeoff
Findings
6. (f) terrain condition - ditch
7. (f) lift-off - initiated - pilot in command
8. (f) stall/mush
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 402B in Park Falls

Date & Time: Oct 4, 1981 at 1942 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4613N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Park Falls - Madison
MSN:
402B-1368
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5928
Captain / Total hours on type:
125.00
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Park Falls Municipal Airport, the twin engine airplane encountered difficulties to gain height. It struck power cables then stalled and crashed in a field, bursting into flames. All five occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Powerplant failure for undetermined reasons. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Collision with wires/poles during initial climb,
- The pilot failed to abort takeoff,
- High obstructions,
- Pilot stated engines not producing full thrust,
- Max gross weight 6,300 lbs, gross weight at takeoff 6,238 lbs.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in East Troy: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1976 at 2345 LT
Registration:
N91061
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Madison - Wheeling
MSN:
207-0048
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
650
Captain / Total hours on type:
50.00
Circumstances:
While cruising by night on a flight from Madison to Wheeling, the single engine airplane went out of control, entered a dive and crashed in East Troy. Both occupants were killed. The pilot was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
Uncontrolled descent following pilot's physical impairment. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Alcoholic impairment of efficiency and judgment,
- Blood alcohol level 1,45‰.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft E18 in Madison: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 11, 1974 at 0010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N1258
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Madison - Lexington
MSN:
BA-435
YOM:
1959
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3366
Captain / Total hours on type:
2000.00
Circumstances:
After a night takeoff at Madison Airport, the twin engine airplane encountered difficulties to gain height when it struck tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. The aircraft was destroyed and both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
Collision with trees after the crew misjudged altitude and clearance. The following contributing factors were reported:
- High obstructions,
- Hi trees 50 feet AGL on runway heading, 2,300 feet from runway end,
- Landing gear in transit.
Final Report: