Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2001 Issue

Jan. 11, Fort Worth, Texas / Dehavilland Twin Otter

At approximately 16:14 central time, a Dehavilland DHC-6-300 crashed after a dual engine failure during the ILS Runway 34R approach to Meacham Airport. The three occupants were not injured. The pilot said the airplane was fueled at Alexandria, La. the day before the accident. On the day of the accident, the passengers were planning to deplane in Fort Worth and he was going to continue to Houston. After he was cleared for the approach and nearing the glideslope intercept, the right engine surged and quit, followed by the left engine. The pilot was unable to make the nearest airport and landed in a field, where the airplane struck a tree and a dirt berm. Inspection showed the aft main tank, wh...

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