Saturday, February 12, 2022

Pilatus PC-12/47E, N357JK: Accident occurred February 02, 2022 at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP), Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County, New York

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Teterboro, New Jersey

AGF Capital LLC

Location: Ronkonkoma, New York
Accident Number: ERA22LA115
Date and Time: February 2, 2022, 06:56 Local
Registration: N357JK
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Positioning

On February 2, 2022, about 0656 eastern standard time, a Pilatus PC-12/47E, N357JK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), Ronkonkoma, New York. The commercial pilot and a pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot stated that after the pilot-rated passenger joined him in completing the cockpit checklist, they prepared for engine start with the airplane’s parking brake applied. While pushing on the toe brakes he pushed the starter switch and verified that the oil pressure was rising, and the compressor turbine (Ng) had increased to 13%. At 13%, he noted the temperature of the engine oil, and moved the condition lever to flight idle per the checklist. He observed Ng increase to 40% and felt the airplane “lurching forward.” He pressed harder on the toe brakes, but the airplane continued forward, while the engine spooled-up. The airplane was fast approaching a parked, unoccupied Hawker 1000 airplane. The pilot reached to secure the Condition Lever, but his thumb slipped off the securing device. The Pilatus impacted and extensively damaged the Hawker. The right wing of the Pilatus separated during the impact sequence. The engine continued to operate, and the pilot-rated passenger stated that he assisted the pilot by moving the Condition Lever to the Cut-Off/Feather position, pulled the Fuel Shutoff and ACS Bleed control levers.

The airplane was equipped with a lightweight combination cockpit voice and flight data recorder, which was retained for download.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N357JK
Model/Series: PC-12/47E NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: On-demand air taxi (135)
Operator Designator Code: EW7A

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Dawn
Observation Facility, Elevation: KISP, 84 ft msl
Observation Time: 06:56 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 1°C /1°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1800 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 3 knots / , 80°
Lowest Ceiling: Overcast / 3300 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.46 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Ronkonkoma, NY
Destination: Farmingdale, NY (FRG)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 40.796136,-73.100665 (est)

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