There is almost no airplane-model without accidents or incidents. The list of accidents regarding the Silver Eagle is very short, despite the fact that it is a Turboprop flown mainly by private pilots. If you have a new case, feel free to inform us. We are collecting all the results of the investigation reports.
A very tragic case. The owner just bought his Silver Eagle a few months ago and crashed after take-off. We are still waiting for the final NTSB Report. Out of the video from the airport cam, it looks like a take-off stall. We keep you updated.
Preliminary report is online:
N210BA was an Owner of our Association. Luckily he and his wife survived this accident. Icing conditions are dangerous for every airplane. The Silver Eagle has a pretty good deicing features...in case you are going to use them. Be aware: As soon you are entering visible moisture below 5 C, put your deicing equipment on. Thanks to Oliver Probert from the ATSB for sharing the final report with us!
Gear Up landing
The Cessna was attempting to take off when it drifted left and veered off the runway, landing on its roof in a dirt field, about 50 yards away from Chapin Field Airport (K1B8), NY. Both occupants escaped unhurt.
N6593W is an almost unbelievable case. The OwnerPilot departed on a short grass-field and hit a tree after take-off. He lost almost 4 feet of his left wing and a part of his aileron. The incredible thing is, that he continued his flight for another 2 hours and landed without any problem. A true proof of the bullet-proof stability of this plane.
A very sad accident. The plane was overloaded. The plane was not de-iced and the pilot was not able to understand that he flew the plane on the back side of the power curve. If you make so many mistakes, no plane can save you...
An accident on a short field take-off. The report doesn't provide an answer. The compressor, hot section, gearbox and governor was fine. Nevertheless a witness stated: "the motor sounded like a boat cavitating". I had this sound once, after refueling in Luang Prabang, Laos. The Fuel was contaminated. We saw it on the run-up. Instead departing immediately, we let the engine run for 5 min. After that, all was fine. I know, that especially on turbines we are not always making a fuel sump check. Be aware that water can cause a significant power loss, especially on departure. If you are departing on a short field, there is no margin left.
An in-flight turbine failure. I was first very surprised in reading the head-line. How can such a reliable turbine fail? If you read the history of the plane you get the answer. The plane had a substantial accident. It hit a tree and and a gear-up landing. Obviously something went terribly wrong during the engine overhaul. Very sad to see how an improper assembly during the overhaul destroyed the engine.
A very sad accident. Especially because children have been involved. Out of my experience the Silver Eagle deals pretty well with turbulences. Dealing with severe turbulences in IMC is always a challenge, for every plane and pilot. It needs your full attention!
Toxicological testing by the FAA Civil Aeronautical Medical Institute detected Nortriptyline in the pilot's liver.The most common side effects include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, increased appetite, blurred vision and tinnitus. Flying with Nortriptyline is a no-go! Never fly when you are under medication!!!!