Kreindler Successful in Tragic Pilatus PC-12 Turboprop Plane Crash Near State College, Pennsylvania
Kreindler & Kreindler is following the recent fatal crash of a Pilatus PC-12 Care Flight near Stagecoach, Nevada
A Pilatus PC-12 turboprop aircraft crashed while attempting to land in State College, Pennsylvania, near Bellefonte, Pennsylvania on March 26, 2005. The airplane had departed from Naples, FL. The small private plane was carrying five passengers, along with the pilot. All six people were killed. The passengers all lived in Rhode Island.
The plane had been making a planned instrument landing system (ILS) approach to land in Pennsylvania on its way from Florida en route to Rhode Island when it was seen spinning nose down before it crashed about 3 miles from the intended runway at University Park Airport (UNV).
The Pilatus PC-12, registry number N770G was manufactured in 1999 and was powered by a P&W Canada PT6A-67 engine. The plane was registered to J2W Aviation LLC in Providence, Rhode Island. The PC-12 aircraft has a history of fuel system issues in cold weather operations. The plane is prone to icing and has a deadly design flaw that does not indicate a low fuel pressure condition which can lead to a disastrous chain reaction rendering the aircraft uncontrollable resulting in a crash.
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Pilatus Stick-Pusher Failure
The case focused on failures of the electrical system due to its faulty design, which rendered anti-stall Stick-Pusher inoperative. After an engine flameout, the aircraft stalled and entered a deadly spin at a relatively low altitude when the stick-pusher failed to activate.
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Photo Credit: Pilatus PC-12 airplane by Tomás Del Coro