2015-09-06 Rampart Avn DHC6 Twin Otter in take-off accident at Franklin, NC, USA

2015-09-06 Rampart Avn DHC6 Twin Otter in take-off accident at Franklin, NC, USA
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2015-09-06 Rampart Avn DHC6 Twin Otter in take-off accident at Franklin, NC, USA

Narrative

On take-off (probably from runway 26) at Franklin County Airport, the pilots lost directional control and drifted to the left of the runway until the left wing hit trees.

All three on board  survived but two people were treated in hospital for minor injuries.

According to eyewitness accounts, the aircraft hit trees after getting airborne at the for end of the runway.

Substantial damage occured to the right wing and cockpit.

The cause accident is under investigation.


OCCURENCE DATASET

Date: 2015-09-06 Time: 14:45
Location: KUOS Franklin County Airport
Country: USA
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Flight phase: TOF – Take-off, Rejected Take-off
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight
Flight no.:
From: KUOS/: Franklin County Airport To: 0000/: NONE
Type: Non Revenue
Operator: Rampart Aviation
Leased from: Unknown

Aircraft
Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: N181CS
Age a/c: 46,8 years
Constr. No.: 181

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 2  0 0 0
Fatalities  0 0 0 0
Injuries 2 0  0 2

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st (and worst) safety occurence for the operator
  • 250th safety occurence of type (DHC-6)
  • 1st safety occurence at Franklin County AP
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question (last 1974)

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Abbreviations

AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions 

Abbreviations

AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions