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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 16 Januar 1987
Zeit:06:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Fluggesellschaft:California Air Charter
Kennzeichen: N9613F
Werknummer: 208-00106
Baujahr: 1986
Betriebsstunden:126
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cima, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Ontario International Airport, CA (ONT/KONT), USA
Flug nach:Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV (VGT/KVGT), USA
Unfallbericht:
While on a VFR flight from Ontario (ONT) to Las Vegas (VGT), the aircraft collided with mountainous terrain near the top of a 6500 feet (2000 m) high peak. Radar data showed that approx 20 min before the accident, the aircraft began a gradual descent from about FL100. This inadvertent descent was possibly caused by pilot fatigue (lack of sleep).

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"Altitude .. not maintained .. pilot in command
Descent .. inadvertent .. pilot in command
Fatigue(lack of sleep) .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Terrain condition .. mountainous/hilly"

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Accident number: LAX87FA087
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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Distance from Ontario International Airport, CA to Las Vegas-North Air Terminal, NV as the crow flies is 322 km (201 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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