Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 24, Corsicana, Texas / Mitsubishi MU-2

At 02:15 central time, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-35 lost a right propeller blade while in cruise flight near Corsicana. Neither occupant was injured. The Part 135 cargo flight was at 11,000 feet, when the pilot heard a loud bang and felt the airplane vibrate. According to the operatorís chief mechanic, the vibration buckled the right engine firewall and twisted the right wing....

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