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N203E accident description

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Crash location 38.233889°N, 91.173611°W
Nearest city Sullivan, MO
38.208104°N, 91.160421°W
1.9 miles away
Tail number N203E
Accident date 29 Jul 2006
Aircraft type de Havilland DHC-6-100
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The Safety Board's full report is available at The Aircraft Accident Summary Report number is NTSB/AAR 08/03/SUM.

On July 29, 2006, about 1345 central daylight time, a de Havilland DHC 6 100, N203E, registered to Adventure Aviation, LLC, and operated by Skydive Quantum Leap as a local parachute operations flight, crashed into trees and terrain after takeoff from Sullivan Regional Airport, near Sullivan, Missouri. The pilot and five parachutists were killed, and two parachutists were seriously injured. The flight was operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's failure to maintain airspeed following a loss of power in the right engine due to the fracturing of compressor turbine blades for undetermined reasons. Contributing to some parachutists' injuries was the lack of a more effective restraint system on the airplane.

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