Embraer 110 Crashed After Apparent Engine Failure

 - January 16, 2007, 8:56 AM

Failure of the left engine was a factor in the November 8 crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 shortly after takeoff from Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, according to the NTSB. The sole-occupant pilot was seriously injured when the cargo-carrying turboprop twin, N7810Q, hit a Wal-Mart department store’s garden center. The pilot told the Safety Board that just after raising the landing gear he heard an explosion from what he thought was the right engine. But when he checked the engine instruments, he saw that all of the gauges for the left engine had gone to zero. The pilot visually checked the left engine and saw that the left propeller had stopped completely. He added full power to the right engine and left the flaps at 25 percent. The airplane began a left turn, and although the pilot “stood on the right rudder,” he said he could not stop the left-turning descent.