NTSB Identification: CHI85IA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27308.
Scheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Tuesday, January 08, 1985 in COVINGTON, KY
Aircraft: SWEARINGEN SA-227-AC, registration: N3110J
Injuries: 13 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE AIRCREW REPORTED THAT DURING FLT AT 6000 FT MSL, THEY ENCOUNTERED ICING CONDITIONS & USED THE DE-ICE & ANTI-ICE EQUIPMENT. AFTER THEY DESCENDED & WERE CLEAR OF ICING, THEY DEACTIVATED THE DE-ICE & ANTI-ICE EQUIPMENT.THE CAPT SAID HECHECKED THE PROP SPINNERS & NOTED A SMALL BUILDUP OF ICE, WHICH HE CONSIDERED AS MINIMAL, & TURNED OFF THE CONTINUOUS IGNITION. SHORTLY THEREAFTER WHILE ON FINAL APCH AT APRX 1000 FT AGL & 1 TO 1.5 MI FROM THE ARPT, THE R ENG LOST POWER WITHOUT WARNING. THE COPLT FEATHERED THE R PROP & THE APCH WAS CONTINUED. HOWEVER, AT ABOUT 200 FT AGL THE OTHER ENG ALSO LOST POWER. THE ACFT WAS LANDED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. DURING AN INVESTIGATION, ICE WAS FOUND ON THE GROUND UNDER THE WINGS. NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS OR FUEL CONTAMINATION WERE FND. THE ACFT HAD A HISTORY OF FLAMEOUTS DUE TO ICE BUILDUP & RELEASE FROM THE SPINNERS. IGNITION SW LABELED 'NORM', 'CONT' & 'OVRD.' TO OBTAIN CONTINUOUS IGNITION IN FLT, THE SWITCH MUST HAVE BEEN IN 'OVRD.' NO SPECIFIC WARNING IN FLT MANUAL TO USE CONTINUOUS IGNITION (OVRD) IN ICING COND.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

PROCEDURE INADEQUATE..MANUFACTURER

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

PROPELLER SYSTEM/ACCESSORIES,SPINNER..ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS








Contributing Factors

ACFT/EQUIP,INADEQUATE AIRCRAFT MANUALS..MANUFACTURER


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