USAF Completes T-6A Accident Investigation | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On ANN

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Airborne-HD On YouTube

ADR 02.20.17

Airborne 02.20.17

Airborne 02.21.17

Airborne 02.22.17

Airborne 02.16.17

Airborne 02.17.17

Fri, Jul 23, 2004

USAF Completes T-6A Accident Investigation

Crash was due to pilot error, exceeding bank angle followed by stall

Air Force officials completed the investigation of a T-6A Texan II that crashed April 3 at the Savannah Hilton-Head International Airport in Georgia killing two Air Force pilots.

The investigation determined the accident was caused by pilot error.

The pilots, Capts. Judson Brinson and Thomas Moore, were both assigned to the 39th Flying Training Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The investigation board could not determine with certainty which pilot was flying the aircraft at the time of the accident.

Returning from a training flight to Moody, the pilots had just lifted off when the accident occurred.

For unknown reasons, the pilot flying the aircraft deviated from normal flight limits by exceeding the maximum bank angle of 90 degrees, and allowing the airspeed to fall below the minimum speed of 140 knots.

The combination of the high bank angle and decreased airspeed caused the aircraft to stall and roll. No attempt was made to apply proper stall recovery procedures. As a result, the aircraft was nearly inverted at a much lower than normal altitude and was too low for safe ejection, the investigation found.

The aircraft, valued at $4.2 million, was destroyed.

(Our thanks to the Air Education and Training Command News Service)

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing>[...]

Airborne 02.20.17: B787-10 Rollout, MultiGP Drone Racing, NIMBYs v Montauk

Also: Wright Prop, Full Stop!, Airbus Sued, Ellen Ochoa, Wright Trophy, New Embraer CEO, Bel Air AW189s The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family,>[...]

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing>[...]

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI & AMA Team Up, MultiGP, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone Law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train pu>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.17)

Premier Race Gates Premier Kites has begun manufacturing premium gates for FPV drone racing. One of the company's kite designers working with PremierRC, Wayne Brunjes, was also an >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC