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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:lunes 29 enero 1990
Hora:21:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Airborne Express
Registración: N4688B
Numéro de série: 208B-0169
Año de Construcción: 1989
Horas Totales de la Célula:371
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) SE of Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV/KBTV), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Caravan was overloaded by 360 lb (163 kg) structurally and 1100 lb (500 kg) for flight in icing conditions. With moderate snow falling, the takeoff run on runway 15 was described as long. The wings were rocking and the plane struck trees and crashed. A FedEx Caravan crashed under the same circumstances just about 40 km (25 miles) away at 20:33.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to de-ice the airplane prior to departure, and his decision to make the takeoff at a weight that exceeded both the maximum structural takeoff weight and the reduced takeoff weight allowed for icing conditions resulting in an inadvertent stall."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Accident number: NYC90FA061
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB id NYC90FA061


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Distance from Burlington International Airport, VT to Albany Airport, NY as the crow flies is 197 km (123 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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