Friday, May 19, 2017

Mitsubishi MU-2B-60, N196MA, Stef Air LLC: Incident occurred May 18, 2017 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Little Rock, Arkansas

Stef Air LLC:

Aircraft experience a rapid decompression due to loss of a cabin window.

Date: 18-MAY-17
Time: 23:08:00Z
Regis#: N196MA
Aircraft Make: MITSUBISHI
Aircraft Model: MU-2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91


Bluefish said...

Aircraft was at 23,000 feet number two cabin window right side failed outward into propeller causing additional damage too several blades. Emergency descent was performed and aircraft diverted to Little Rock.

Jim B said...

Good show! Kept your head and followed procedures.

It does not always end that way.

I think I would have spotted the seat.

Time for an AD on the windows.

gretnabear said...

Similarity !! "On May 15, 2017, at 1339 eastern daylight time, radar and voice communication were lost with a Mitsubishi MU2B-40, N220N, (at FL240) over international waters near Eleuthera, Bahamas."